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hairylarry
Open game chat tonight on Inspired Unreality. Our opening topic will be NPCs. Just how much agency should the DM give to NPCs? Should they only be minions or more like PCs with the DM acting out their roles? Or should the DM go even further with NPCs solving puzzles that have stymied the party or even fighting their fights for them? I'm more of the have the NPC give a hint every now and then but I am open minded about this. Should the NPC add a bit of color or should they dominate the narrative if necessary in the eyes of the DM? What's your take?

Inspired Unreality open game chat is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. 9:00 PM Central every Monday night. If you are new to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Earlier this year on Inspired Unreality the Related To Geeks Book Club discussed "Armada" by Ernest Cline. Our podcast is now up on anchor. If you are a big fan you will want to leave a comment because neither Megan or I were impressed. Here's the link.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2943

I've been posting session summaries from our Archive Of The White Mage quest so I thought I would post a session from someone else's game. From Northport here's "OSE play session with the gang 10/17".

https://gwythaintny.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/ose-play-session-with-the-gang-10-17/

Northport is written by Gamer+ gamer Gwythaint.

https://gamerplus.org/user/Gwythaint

I found this session log on the Gamer+ "View Last 60 Items Here" link.

https://gamerfeed.gamerplus.org/public.php?op=rss&id=-4&key=2c0wl25d431f049948f

If you have a blog, podcast, vlog, or just about anything with an RSS feed let me know and I will see that your posts are listed as well. Here's one more link to "Gamer's Homepages". Great gamer content from the footer of Gamer+.

https://gamerplus.org/homepages

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc (Follow me on the Fediverse)
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News November 2, 2020

Join us for Inspired Unreality open game chat, tonight at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern. Our opening topic will be on game prep. Not enough, too much, or just right? Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic.

If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern there's an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

New podcast up at Anchor. The Related To Geeks Book Club discusses Neuromancer by William Gibson.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2935



For those of you keeping up with "The Archive of the White Master" I posted Session 4. Executive summary: Marusan is dead. (for now) We got another pet. (Rowan the bear-dog) We're back at town with pockets full of platinum and magic weapons.

Read all about it here.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/368

And speaking about podcasts and archives I have a new weekly podcast, From The Archives Of Something Blue. Marty at KASU suggested that we start this back up and I'm doing it all at home and sending it in. It is located at Hairy Larry Rocks Funkwhale. Nice and short with talking about a song, the song, and a promo for Something Blue. This weeks episode features blues harmonica great, Bob Corritore playing with my band, Delta Legends, at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas.

https://funkwhale.hairylarry.rocks/channels/fromthearchiveofsomethingblue/

I hope to see you tonight on Inspired Unreality or stop by Gamer+ anytime and let us know what you've been doing.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc (on my Friendica)
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Happy Halloween. The one holiday we've got that goes hand in hand with Role Playing Games. My advice. Buy some extra candy and keep your kids at home. I love Halloween. But this year we aren't expecting any trick or treaters. Of course we live out in the country.

Tonight on Inspired Unreality Vivian and I will be discussing Halloween and gaming. Dressing up as your favorite PC. Playing a spooky game. How does Halloween affect your gaming plans for the weekend? Open game chat. All gaming is on topic.

We will be in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenksar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern it's all about D&D with a heavy dash of OSR. We have an invitation for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Follow Me And Die writes, "I've just updated my Silver Seller PDF, Locks, Vaults, and Hiding Places with a second edition that is revised and expanded." It's full of "information and random tables to help Game Masters create more unique locks and other means of securing."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2917


Just posted!
Related To Geeks Book Club - "Circe" by Madeline Miller - On Anchor

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2927

I have now posted three session summaries of our family game, "The Archive Of The White Master". We're such geeks that when we play D&D we go to a library. Executive Summary - We just killed the evil wizard, Marusan, and recovered the magic rod Pann-Severi. Read the session summaries for all the details. Carl is hosting this OSR game in Basic D&D.

The Archive Of The White Master - basic D&D - Session 1
https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/359

The Archive Of The White Master - basic D&D - Session 2
https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/364

The Archive Of The White Master - basic D&D - Session 3
https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/365

They say word of mouth advertising is the best which is good because it's all we can afford anyway. Tell your friends. Forward this email. Share a link.

Thanks
Hairy Larry

https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry

hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc (on my Friendica)
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News August 24, 2020

Tonight at Inspired Unreality open game chat our opening topic will be RPGs as collaborative story telling. Feel free to bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic and everyone is welcome.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/9

Inspired Unreality is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you have never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you on Gamer+.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Last week the Related To Geeks Book Club discussed "Armada" by Ernest Cline. Next month we'll take on The Epic Of Gilgamesh, the story that started fantasy literature thousands of years ago. Needless to say Gilgamesh is public domain. There is a download link to the translation we're reading here.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

I like to write fantasy as well as read it. My specialty is super shorts, one page short stories. Here's a link to one I wrote called "Elphonium".

https://sffshortstories.com/?x=entry:entry170714-062937

Lately I've been following #microfiction, #10wordstories, and #sixwordstories. So here's my six word story.

And then the sun went nova.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/248

Send me your short fiction.

Role playing games are collaborative story telling. Join us tonight on Inspired Unreality to talk about it.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc (on the fediverse)
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News August 17, 2020

Tonight at 9:00 PM Central the Related To Geeks Book Club will be discussing "Armada" by Ernest Cline. Find us in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Ernest Cline also wrote "Ready Player One" and like with that book "Armada" has a strong gamer component. Some of the characters even have a regular D&D campaign.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

Last week Alan joined us on Inspired Unreality open game chat and we discussed the recasting of Monsters as regular people in D&D 5e among other things. That was fun. I might decide I want to play and Orc or an Ogre but I'm not sure how much I want to be a civilized Orc or Ogre.

https://gamerplus.org/user/Alan

FollowMeAndDie posted "Episode 184 - My Campaign - Continued Desert Travels by Follow Me, And Die! A podcast on Anchor."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2389

Megan posted Episode 3 of Indie Five. She says, "I talk briefly about five indie games I've played recently." Check it out.

https://gamerplus.org/video/view/62

worldofwarcraftlee discusses a hidden insect in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  I think the insect is actually a bug. Read it for yourself.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/243

After years of one offs and intermittent schedules I find myself in two weekly campaigns. Family game is 5e and the other game is "Chronicles Of Ember" which is Furry and Dangerous. What games are you playing? Are you lucky enough to be playing or running a regular campaign? Sounds like a good topic for Inspired Unreality. Message me.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/9

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc (on the fediverse)
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com



hairylarry
Gamer+ News August 3, 2020

Tonight on the Related To Geeks Podcast we will talk about Dungeons &
Dragons as represented in other media like movies, television, books,
and music. This is an open game chat and everyone is welcome. The
Related To Geeks Podcast will be held at 9:00 PM Central in the
gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

The Related To Geeks Book Club podcast about Brandon Sanderson's
"Warbreaker" has been posted.

https://anchor.fm/relatedtogeeks/episodes/Related-To-Geeks-Book-Club--- Season-1--Episode-7---Warbreaker-ehi53j

Alan made a couple of announcements about his Chronicles Of Ember
Starter Set that should be available now. This looks like a good way to
get into this cold, dangerous, fuzzy RPG. If you like games where you
actually get scared The Chronicles Of Ember is for you.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2377

And added to Links:

https://gamerplus.org/links

Here's an interesting Youtube channel called Tabletop Bellhop, your
cardboard concierge. Interesting videos about all kinds of tabletop
gaming.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCez3_cu7peTRAcb1ZJF4j5A

If you haven't read Order Of The Stick you've got hours of fun in front
of you.

https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots.html

Let me know what's new in your world of gaming. Message, email, or,
best of all, post about what you've been doing at Gamer+.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc
hairylarry@gmail.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News July 27, 2020

Tonight on Inspired Unreaity we will be discussing strategy and tactics.
Does your party set things up in advance of a conflict? Do you plan
escape routes? Have a plan B?

Inspired Unreality is open game chat held every Monday night at 9:00
Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

Last Monday Megan, Vivian, and Larry enjoyed discussing "Warbreaker"
at the Related To Geeks Book Club. Although we all had
different problems with the book our shared opinion is "not Brandon
Sanderson's best." I'm already reading our book for next month,
"Armada" by Ernest Cline.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

Please welcome Alan, the creator of The Chronicles Of Ember, a unique
role playing experience.

https://gamerplus.org/user/Alan

FollowMeAndDie reports "My YouTube channel passed 850 subscribers
today!"

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2363

Lately I've been enjoying #SixWordStories. Here's my six word SF story.

And then the sun went nova.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News July 20, 2020

Tonight at 9:00 PM Central the Related To Geeks Book Club will discuss
"Warbreaker" by Brandon Sanderson. The book is licensed Creative Commons
and can be legally downloaded here.

https://unglue.it/work/7775/

The Related To Geeks Book Club is part of our Inspired Unreality open
game chat held every Monday night in the gamerplus chatrooms at
Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern
there's an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index


Megan, Vivian, and I were joined by Alan of Chronicles Of Ember fame
last night at Inspired Unreality. We discussed the post apocalyptic
genre, literature and movies. We also spent a little time on podcast and
vlog production. Plus, of course, dad jokes and other miscellany.

FollowMeAndDie has a new blog post. He says "Today on the blog
I talk about my recent Point Crawl-Like Session Planning. This is my
blog's eleventh anniversary post!"

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2346

I've been doing some coding on one of my not game projects, MixRemix
Radio. If you want to listen:

https://mixremix.cc

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
hairylarry
Gamer+ News July 6, 2020

On Inspired Unreality tonight Vivian and I will be discussing the DnD
we know and love best, OSR before it was OSR. Sometimes before it was
even DnD. What can I say. We're old.

And next week, July 20, the Related To Geeks Book Club will discuss
"Warbreaker" by Brandon Sanderson. Follow the link to the Gamer+ Group
for the Related To Geeks Book Club where you can download this Creative
Commons licensed novel.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

Inspired Unreality open game chat is held every Monday night at 9:00
Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.
Everyone is welcome. If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern there's an
invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

ZDL posted The best good luck charm EVAR!

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2316

Here's the Related To Geeks Podcast we did Monday night featuring Megan,
Vivian, and Larry discussing Murder Hobos and pre DnD roll playing in
Beebe, Arkansas.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2319

FollowMeAndDie posted his new podcast, Episode 183 - My Campaign: The
Broken Lands.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2328

And a big shout out to our new gamer, chuckdee, who posted our link on
Mastodon. If you use social media, have a blog or a website, please add
our link. (https://gamerplus.org) Or even better post a link to your
profile. Like this.

https://gamerplus.org/user/chuckdee

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Gamer+ News July 6, 2020

We will be hosting the Related To Geeks Podcast tonight at 9:00
Central on the Inspired Unreality open game chat held in the gamerplus
chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. The topic for tonight is
"Murder Hobos Are Boring - how to avoid see something, kill something,
...". Everyone is welcome to participate.

If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern there's an invite for you on
Gamer+.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Just scroll down until you see the Tenkar's Tavern graphic and the Join
Server link in the left hand column.

FollowMeAndDie posted an interesting blog about "My thoughts on RPGs,
Alignment, and Race."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2312

ZDL posted some interesting trinkets in her Fun Toys photo album. I
like the Misadventure Awaits badge showing a 1 on a 20 sider.

https://gamerplus.org/photo/useralbum/ZDL/71

I just posted the Related To Geeks Book Club on Anchor. We discussed
"The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2308

I hope to see you tonight on the Related To Geeks Podcast.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

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