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hairylarry
Inspired Unreality! Saturday, May 20. Live from Eclectic Geekery in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Adventure with us in Tobbins Shire. Join Ari and Caper for breakfast and then we'll see where that leads. We'll explore the shire or explore the woods. Maybe even find a cave. It's all up to the players.

Cast of characters:

Arimeth (Ari) - A human healing witch who has been working with the Milyagon witch brewing teas.

Tude - Ari's wildcat. A pet, not a familiar, Tude comes to Ari's waist and is a formidable defender. Tude only speaks cat but is very intelligent, possibly more intelligent than most humans.

Caper Tobbins - Ari's sidekick, a halfling bard and the DM PC.

Insert your character here. It literally takes 2 minutes to create a character in Just Quest. Honestly, the most time consuming part is making up the PC's name.

Get your character sheet here.

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We are going to try a hybrid game, around the table and on the internet. If you can't make it to Eclectic Geekery join us on Inspired Unreality.

Inspired Unreality is held every Saturday morning at 11:00 AM Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. More info in the right sidebar here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Here's a link to the Just Quest rules minizine.

https://www.minizines.cc/flat/?x=entry:entry200105-065552

Here's a link to the Gamer+ Group, Tales Of Milyagon, including some session summaries from recent games.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/4

And one more Milyagon link, "Yon Rogar’s Hat" a short story I wrote about Wilken Woods, the magic forest that lies between Milyagon and Tobbins Shire.

https://sffshortstories.com/?x=entry:entry190818-150004

Enjoy!

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Hairy Larry
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hairylarry@deltaboogie.com



hairylarry
Ok, the big weekend has arrived. It's the Grand Opening at Eclectic Geekery with games and events every day. It's like a gaming convention in a book store. If you like books and games you should go.

More info including a video and a poster here.

https://www.facebook.com/eclecticgeekerystore

There will be RPG games; D&D 5e, Chronicles of Ember, Dungeon Crawl Classics, and All Outta Bubblegum; and a Miniature Paint and Take. Special thanks to Alan Wortman, Kier Heyl, Will Hose, and Liz Brown for running events!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Inspired Unreality open game chat will continue as usual. This week is bring your own topic so if you can't make it to Eclectic Geekery on Saturday at least you can join us chatting about games online.

Inspired Unreality is held every Saturday at 11:00 AM Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. More info and a link here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Next week on Inspired Unreality we will have Actual Play live from Eclectic Geekery. I will be running my game, Just Quest, a rules light system with an OSR feel and we will be adventuring in Tobbins Shire. Everyone is welcome and if you can't sit around a table with us you can play online.

Thanks to ZDL for sending an error report. By the time I checked on it Gamer+ was running fine again. I am still committed to upgrading Gamer+ to better software and running it on my own server. That's just the kind of project I love and I'm looking forward to working on it this summer. The old Gamer+ will remain with all the content we love so much. It will become a static history of the first years on Gamer+ without accepting new posts or gamers.

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On a personal note I am planning on recording with my band, Bebop Beatniks, Monday night. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that.

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Hairy Larry
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hairylarry
Join us on Inspired Unreality open game chat Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM Central. This Saturday is bring your own topic. Everyone is welcome and all gaming is on topic.

Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. There's more info here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Last week Alan and I perused a few of the spell books he generated with his bash script. I added three of them to Gamer+.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4542

Follow Me And Die has a new blog post on Random Research in games.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4545

Here's a super short I wrote in 2018.

AI Autocomplete
by Larry Heyl CC-BY

In the future everyone will have AI Autocomplete, first for writing, then for talking. The AI will be so good that it soon starts guessing right 100% of the time. People select the Just Say It For Me option since their AI Autocomplete always guesses right.

This is the future of humanity, packhorses for AI Autocompletes talking to each other.

Or is it already happening now?

---

See the illustration here.

https://sffshortstories.com/?x=entry:entry180208-201254

If you have any short fiction you would like to feature get in touch!

Weather permitting I will be livestreaming chill jazz piano from the Twitch Porch with Bebop Beatniks on Monday at 5:00 pm Central.

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland

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Hairy Larry
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hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Tomorrow! Saturday at 11:00 AM Central. Inspired Unreality open game chat. This Saturday is bring your own topic. Or we could roll one up. Or Actual Play.

Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tankar's Tavern on Discord. More info here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Everyone is welcome. All gaming is on topic. We look forward to chatting with you.

Last week Duca schooled me in the arts of EU4. He's into historical role playing too. A history buff playing down through the centuries.

Lately I've been posting some of my writing and session summaries so I thought I would feature another Gamer+ gamer today.

Call To March
Follow Me And Die

I had this idea for a short story. I started it about an hour before the Wednesday night game I play in. This is a first draft with minimal editing for the most grievous typos. I’m curious what you think of it.

The youth, slim of build and lean, not yet muscled from long marchings with pack and armor looked to the grizzled veteran. Young Jaran idolized the aged veteran, survivor of many battles, who bore a white scar over his sightless left eye.

Hurry lads, grab your packs and cinch them well before the call to march ends!

How far today, Goram? came the call in unison from the youthful members of the company.

Continue reading

https://followmeanddie.com/2022/04/13/call-to-march/

And here's the Follow Me And Die Gamer+ page.

https://gamerplus.org/user/FollowMeAndDie

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We are looking forward to getting together with our family.

Happy Easter,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
https://mastodon.social/@hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Join Ari and Caper adventuring around Tobbins Shire. Will the humans they saved from Mr. Mistmeister start building brand new antique furniture? Will Ari and Caper meet Mr. Mistmeister and somehow abate the danger? I mean being transported 400 years into the future isn't nice. And if Ari and Caper hadn't found them and rescued them how long would they have been trapped in the mist?

Inspired Unreality open game chat is held every Saturday morning at 11:00 Central in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. This week it's actual play in and around Tobbins Shire, home of river halflings and even some humans!

As we do on the first Saturday of every month we discussed fantasy and science fiction last week. We are also good with bring your own topic. As long as its games.

If you are interested in hosting a game on Inspired Unreality let me know. I'd love to play in one of your games.

As Spring weather arrives we are at a wane in the ebb and tide of covid so we are looking forward to playing music in the park, playing games at Eclectic Geekery, and spending time with our family.

What are your plans? Let us know.

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Hairy Larry
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hairylarry
My daughters, Sarah and Megan, have opened the Eclectic Geekery bookstore in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and last weekend we visited with them and then I played a couple of sets of chill jazz piano at Beatles Park.

https://www.facebook.com/eclecticgeekerystore

I livestreamed the show using only battery power and my phone hotspot so this should work anywhere the phone has good signal. I made an audio and video playlist and I have been uploading the best songs to Youtube.

Audio playlist
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-03-27

Video Playlist
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-03-27.video

Sunbathing In "Low Earth Orbit"
https://youtu.be/mfRIxCOc3Xw

Twitch - please follow
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Youtube - please follow
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Also, Saturday morning at 11:00 Central, we will be in the Inspired Unreality open game chat in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. This week our topic is Fantasy and Science Fiction. There's more info and a link here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Please forward this email to your music loving friends and share this link.

https://hairylarry.rocks/writes/permalink.php?fname=Delta_Boogie_Newsletter_-_April_2022_-_Chill_Jazz_Piano_at_Beatles_Park.txt

Thanks,
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
Saturday morning at 11:00 Central - Inspired Unreality open game chat - Bring your own topic - All gaming is on topic.

Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you've never been there's a link for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Thanks to Ducatislo for joining Alan, Vivian, and myself last Saturday. Ducatislo is from Slovenia and he plays a low fantasy historical RPG using Low Fantasy Gaming Deluxe Edition as the core rules for his game. Really sounds interesting.

He shared this link to a Youtube review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhNcgrCPAJc

Low Fantasy Gaming Deluxe Edition is from Pickpocket Press and here's the DriveThruRPG link.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/265388/Low-Fantasy-Gaming-Deluxe-Edition

Next week we will not have Inspired Unreality because we have family coming in and Vivian and I are going to be busy visiting and possibly playing in a family game.

And on next Sunday we'll be going to Walnut Ridge to visit with our family, see the new Eclectic Geekery book store, and play chill jazz piano at Beatles Park.

https://www.facebook.com/eclecticgeekerystore/

https://www.beatlesattheridge.com/attractions/beatles-park/

I'm really looking forward to that. Let me know what your plans are now that Sping has sprung and Omicron is waning. And join us Saturday morning for Inspired Unreality.

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

hairylarry
Join us Saturday morning at 11:00 Central for Inspired Unreality open game chat. Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic. We went to Tobbins Shire last night and we might go again. Or we can talk about your projects and your games.

Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you need a link, go here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

From last weeks Inspired Unreality discussion about Fantasy and Science Fiction.

It seems that horses are the most common animal in fantasy while science fiction authors prefer cats. And also, of course, there be dragons, not just in fantasy but in science fiction as well.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4495

Check out this fantastic Year Of The Tiger art by Kim Herbst.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4497

I filled in a few blanks on the now named Tobbins Shire.

In Tobbins Shire there are Tobbins and Mubbins and Muffens plus an occasional Baggins or Took. It is a trading Shire, on the river, with docks, warehouses, and stores. On one street there are big houses for biguns whose kids like swimming in the river off the docks. Some of the Tobbins, Mubbins, and Muffins join them but you won't catch a Baggins or a Took in the water.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4513

And Ari and Caper rescued the people only to find a big bad wrapped in a fey enigma.

Caper shows Ari the Book of Kings and Cyndre, the lady boss of the rescued humans, pops over to look. She says, "Oh, aye! I ken him. Old King Cartyr, he died last year."

Ari and Caper look at each other and Caper says, "King Cartyr is legendary. He died 400 years ago."

Cyndre looks up noticing details in Ari's clothing she hadn't see before. Finely woven cloth with rows of silver buttons. She also notices Caper's well fitted boots, made by the cobbler at Tobbins Shire. She bows to Ari and says, "Sorry, my lady, but I worked in King Cartyr's Castle and he died just last year.

400 years ago, Cyndre and her party left Tobbins Shire and when they crested a ridge they saw a beautiful field covered in mist with an abandoned farmhouse. When they went to see the farmhouse they walked through the mist and that's the last they remember until Ari, Caper, and Tude led them out of the mist and back up to the road.

Ari and Caper have a short confab and decide that there's nothing for it but to take these people back to the shire.

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Hairy Larry
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hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

hairylarry
After the seventeen people who had been trapped in the mist recovered their senses Caper and Tude looted the big house across the road and (after rolling another one on the Heirlooms table) he found another book. This looked to be a book of Kings with pictures of Kings surrounded by text. It's very fancy. Caper grabs it and takes it back up the hill to Ari. Tude nuzzles Ari's hand.

Caper shows Ari the Book of Kings and Cyndre, the lady boss of the rescued humans, pops over to look. She says, "Oh, aye! I ken him. Old King Cartyr, he died last year."

Ari and Caper look at each other and Caper says, "King Cartyr is legendary. He died 400 years ago."

Cyndri looks up noticing details in Ari's clothing she hadn't see before. Finely woven cloth with rows of silver buttons. She also notices Caper's well made boots, made by the cobbler at Tobbins Shire. She bows to Ari and says, "Sorry, my lady, but I worked in King Cartyr's Castle and he died just last year.

400 years ago, Cyndre and her party left Tobbins Shire and when they crested a ridge they saw a beautiful field covered in mist with an abandoned farmhouse. When they went to see the farmhouse they walked through the mist and that's the last they remember until Ari, Caper, and Tude led them out of the mist and back up to the road.

Ari and Caper have a short confab and decide that there's nothing for it but to take these people back to the shire.

Caper shouts, "Time to eat", thinking they must be hungry if they haven't dined in 400 years and he takes off down the road back to Tobbins Shire singing a merry tune. With Ari's encouragement they follow and Ari and Tude bring up the rear being careful that no children stray from the path.

When they get to the shire Caper takes them all to the Inn where they have a hearty stew. The rescued people still don't believe 400 years passed but they can tell that things are much different then they were when they left Tobbins Shire on what seems to them, just this morning.

Caper arranges for rooms and breakfast. The Inn only has five man size rooms so the two families take a room and the others bunk up 2 or 3 to a room.

Caper takes Ari aside and says, "It's not too late. Let's check Muffins Used Clothes and see if he bought that hat."

They enter the shop and Caper makes inquiries. "Yes, indeed,' says Muffins, "the Sherrif did come buy and I bought his hat." Caper asks the price and pays 4 silver without bartering which kind of bothered Muffins. He's never know a Tobbins to pay asking price once in his life.

Caper also asks about the pony. "Ah yes," said Muffins, "I directed him to Old Took on the south road not a mile from the shire. He may have sold it there. I tell you he looked a sight on that poor little pony."

Caper, thnking of the Jakobs kids and those magic ribbons decided to check on the pony in the morning. Ari and Caper continued on to Caper's Hobbit Hole where they had a nice repast of crab, mutton, and vegetables and decided to end their adventure for the day.

hairylarry
Inspired Unreality open game chat will commence at 11:00 AM Central Saturday morning. March 5 is the first Saturday in March so our topic will be Fantasy and Science Fiction. Books, short stories, movies, series, and games are all on topic. If you have written an SF or Fantasy game come and discuss it with us. If you write or are an avid reader let us know what you've been enjoying.

I just started Gardens of the Moon, the first of ten novels in Canadian author Steven Erikson's high fantasy series the Malazan Book of the Fallen. I'm barely into it but I can say wizardry abounds.

Also of interest is the "The Rings of Power", a new Middle Earth fantasy that everyone seems to have an opinion about. Do you? What's your opinion?

And I don't want to skip over "The Wheel Of Time". I've read the books but remain in the dark about the series.

So, plenty to talk about on our Fantasy and Science Fiction Inspired Unreality open game chat.

Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been there already we have a link here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

And now, looking forward to next week when we may be adventuring in Milyagon, here's some game prep.

Mr. MistMeister

Ari and Caper run across Mr. MistMeister, a dangerous water elemental, on a hike outside of Caper's Shire. Before he was Mr. MistMeister he was a water sprite. One day when he was flying a potion maker, greatly afraid, threw a potion of gaseous form on the sprite. The combination of magicks locked the elemental into it's gaseous form and Mr. MistMeister was born.

He used to enjoy coralling loads of fish into fishermen's nets so they became so heavily laden that they would break or even capsize the fishing boat. In his mist form he has been corraling people by showing them abandoned houses from the past and luring them into his misty form.

He is not evil. He just does what he does because he doesn't know what else to do. He could be convinced to take up another avocation but he can only be destroyed with very high level magic that counters both the potion and fey magic at the same time.

Pictured is Dancing Fairies painted in 1866 by the Swedish painter August Malmström. Unlike the faires pictured Mr. MistMeister cannot return to the water but is locked above ground as a mist.

https://gamerplus.org/photo/view/797/latest

We are always interested in hearing about your games. Send an email, join us on Inspired Unreality, or, best yet, post to Gamer+.

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

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