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Join us at Inspired Unreality open game chat tonight at 9:00 Central. Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. More info and an invite here.

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We had a good chat last week night at Inspired Unreality with both Alan and Datum joining Vivian and myself. As happens with those two we drifted off of games and into philosophy.

Next week Inspired Unreality will be about Science Fiction and Fantasy. We do this on the first Monday of the month. That's right, it's almost September already.

And tonight we're winging it. Vivian and I have a fallback plan where we work on our Milyagon locale. Or you may want to chat about something else. Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic.

NEA Game Fest is in October and my kids are hard at work making preparations.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4230

Vivian and I had a little conversation about confidence that's almost a ditty.

All you need is confidence in what you already have and the ability to find what you need.

I have confidence that we can navigate this dungeon and find the treasure.

I have confidence that you can. It's me I'm not sure about.

I have confidence that I can. You have to find your own confidence.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4188

And I posted a chapter about checklists for my book in progress, "Setting Up A Twitch Studio, Using Tech Creatively".

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/817

Let us know what games you've been playing, what songs you've been singing, what stories you've been writing. Post to Gamer+, a social network for creative gamers. Or contact Hairy Larry below. See you tonight on Inspired Unreality.

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

No Friendica listing today. One of my webservers is down. Sad face emoticon.

hairylarry

Ari, Caper, and the Milyagon witch have been decyphring teas and potions from a book written in Witch's Chicken Scratch. They have been gathering their knowledge into an herbal listing medicinal herbs and teas found around Milyagon including magical plants found in Wilken Woods, a magic forest with fey inhabitants. Here's a start.


mint - refeshing tea good for stomach discomfort

rose hips - also good in tea with charismatic properties

rose buds - used in love potions

lavender - used in teas and creams, helps with sleep, skin, and pain

chax - used in teas and potions, good for muscle aches and relaxing

yaloleaf - used in teas and potions, good for congestion and head colds

yellow flax - used for pain, swelling, and as an appetite suppressant

red vermilion - a poison used in red paint for artists

sweet lemon - used in teas for flavor and stomach distress

panacea - a red berry growing on cliff walls, good for healing and nausea

nightmare - a dangerous herb that can cause hallucinations in battle

sleep seed - in a tea acts like a sleep spell

babble plant - in a tincture with alcohol makes you talkative

scratch grass - grows in great fields and causes itching, untreated it can cause damage

mushrooms harvested in the moonlight under the ancestor tree, used in a cream for the ogres bunions
lard - base for burn medicine
honey drop sap from the honey drop tree, The honey drop tree is called that because it exudes a golden sap, it is a good base for skin medicines
scarlet pimpernel - field of brilliant red flowers with an odor that makes you want to turn and run, boil in water and strain keeping the water to thicken and sweeten teas and potions, used for pain relief and nausea
opium  flowers - powerful pain relief, addictive
willow bark - used like aspirin for pain relief
cloves - used in teas an potions for nausea, colds, and pain
mead, wine, whiskey have their traditional medical uses


To be continued with Caper's help

mushrooms

smoking herbs


That is the herbal so far. Although some of the Milyagon herbs have real life equivalents most are just made out of whole cloth and the Milyagon Herbal should never be used for actual ailments.


Continuing with this project I plan on adding more recipes to Ari's book written in Witch's Chicken Scratch.

hairylarry
Welcome to Inspired Unreality. Well, come to Inspired Unreality. Anyway, see you there.

Inspired Unreality open game chat is held every Monday night at 9:00 in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been already here's an invite.

https://gamerplus.org/index

I'm not sure but I think Ari and the Milyagon witch may have some help from the brownies fixing up their teas and potions. I've been working on my Witch's Chicken Scratch and there could be some decoding at hand.

I enjoyed Follow Me And Die's blog post about "Just in time for tomorrow's 12th anniversary of my blog, I wrote an article about Garage Con." This is a great idea and an interesting read.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4170

Adjacent posts from Hairy Larry about a busy day.

No game tonight so I'm going to have to work on something. First backup/media/intraweb server. Second Setting Up A Twitch Studio series about technical creative endeavors.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4168

I also have a DIY project to write up and videoize. How to build a usb foot switch to change scenes in Streamlabs OBS or other programs that use programmable hotkeys.

Plus now reading Poul Anderson's "The Broken Sword", his first fantasy novel.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4169

What are you reading? What's your favorite DIY? And as far as potions and teas?

Stay in touch.

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

hairylarry
Join us tonight at Inspired Unreality open game chat. Last week we talked about books. Before that Witch's Chicken Scratch, a cypher witches use to write down their recipes for teas and potions. And when we last left Ari and Caper they were in the Milyagon Witch's kitchen drinking love potion. The night before that the brownies had crowned Ari with a flowery garland.

Inspired Unreality open game chat is held in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

What will we be discussing tonight? Nobody knows. Because, like Megan, we do what we want. Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic.

I posted, "We had a good chat last night about Science Fiction and Fantasy literature starting with a discussion about Science Fiction as a late nineteenth and twentieth century phenomenon where Fantasy literature encompasses all of literature going back to the earliest written words. Now they are often indistinguishable. Then we discussed the dystopian trend in Science Fiction. The Golden Age (thirties and forties) saw mostly optimistic science fiction stories but in the second half of the twentieth century starting with the New Wave through today there has been a darker trend with many dystopian and post apocalyptic stories. Then closing the chat we each discussed our first experiences in Science Fiction."

What are your first experiences with Fantasy and Science Fiction? Join the discussion here.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4153

ZDL shared a post about how we can let the kids improve our urban landscape.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4157

If you have ideas for our Fantasy and Science Fiction discussion post them here in the Related To Geeks Book Club group.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

Please post your links, game ideas, art, etc. to Gamer+. We want to know what you're doing. (Ok, that's not creepy at all.)

Stay in touch.

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

hairylarry
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Tonight! On Inspired Unreality Ari and the Milyagon witch continue researching the potion book that Ari's cat Tude found near the witch's garden. So far they have tested a brew that enables far sighted telescopic vision. When stirred with the silver wand King Groads sent to the witch they also enabled microscopic vision. A kind of a scrying tea with a twist. They have decrypted another recipe that may be a love potion.

Join us on Inspired Unreality tonight to test a love potion or just to chat about gaming. Everyone is welcome. All gaming is on topic.

Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms every Monday night at 9:00 at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Every gamer knows about thieve's cant, words and symbols only thieves know. Inspired by Ari's book discovered on Inspired Unreality I am working on Witch's Chicken Scratch, a kind of shorthand that witch's in the past used to record the exact ingredients in their teas and potions. Since they knew their ingredients and how they blended them together all they needed was a short list to remind them exactly what they used.

Silent letters ignored, past witch's scrawled geometric figures in neat rows as a way of remembering their recipes while at the same time concealing them from prying eyes. Witches do love their secrets.

Ari and the Milyagon witch have deciphered two recipes so far. One is at the top of the page. Here are the witch's notes that she made while reseaching the book.

m = ^
n = ^
v = v
t = +
l = |
r = \
d = /
o = o
u = u
w = w
other vowels = x

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See if you can decipher the recipe at the top of this newsletter.

Maybe it's a mood elevator.
Or maybe it's a love potion.

Join us tonight and maybe we'll find out.

After drinking this Tea of Prescience I can see another Milyagon minizine in the future, "Tea Recipes In Witch's Chicken Scratch".

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
hairylarry
I've been working on the chicken scratch for Ari's book of teas and potions.

m = ^
n = ^
v = v
t = +
l = |
r = \

d = /

o = o

u = u

w = w

other vowels = x

So

mint = ^x^+
lemon = |x^o^
lavender = |xvx^/x\

So it's just a substitution code but all the marks are very easy to write and, coincidentally, easy to type.
hairylarry Jun 10 · Comments: 1 · Tags: potions, teas, rpg, osr, milyagon, d&d
hairylarry

Tonight on Inspired Unreality join Ari and Caper in their quest for mushrooms and tea. At least that's what we did last week when Ari's cat, Tude, found a book, Ari and the witch deciphered a tea blend from one of the pages in the book, Caper went to the woods to hunt for mushrooms, the witch brewed the tea, and when Ari and the witch drank the tea they became far sighted and could see Caper leaving the woods several miles away as if they were looking through a powerful telescope. What will happen next? Nobody knows. Because we're winging it.


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Inspired Unreality open game chat is held every Monday night in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Those who are Related To Geeks finally reconvened in person after over a year of getting together in Zoom and on Gather. At our Saturday family game we fought the giant ants that invaded Fair Day. On Sunday we restored a wizard who had been turned to stone. We also ate a lot and talked a lot and I played piano. Great weekend, especially that last part.

Follow Me And Die posted a new podcast, Episode 197 - Down the Rabbit Hole of UAPs/UFOs. "With the recent buzz over the release of some videos of various sensor data of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, the new term for UFO, I decided to explore "What if...." and apply it to the realm of RPGs." He also posted a companion blog post.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4114

Saturday afternoon I had my family participate on my twitch stream. I set up on the front porch using all battery operated equipment, piano, PA, tablet, laptop, and a hotspot on my phone. There were some problems. The battery died on the laptop and I had to plug it in. Webcams are not good in daylight. I am working on these issues and will discuss them in a blog post, Setting Up A Twitch Studio - Going Portable after I figure them out.

You are invited to join Ari and Caper tonight on Inspired Unreality. Please update us on your games and projects. My contact info is below or better yet post to Gamer+.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
hairylarry
Tonight on Inspired Unreality Ari and Caper continue winging it. They are back with the Milyagon witch drinking tea that she stirred with her new magic wand, a gift from King Groads who is not king of the fairies but remains king of his own domain. He also gave Ari and Caper gifts. Ari can always find medicinal herbs in the forest and can always tell which herbs are poison. Caper got the same gift except for mushrooms. Caper is convinced he got the better part of that bargain but we shall see.

Join Ari and Caper and Tude (Ari's cat) as their adventures unfold. What will happen next? Nobody knows. Cause we're winging it.

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

https://gamerplus.org/index

Here's a shout out to Follow Me And Die for 44 years of D&D. I've been playing for 30 years. How long have you been adventuring? Add your story to the comments here.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4109

I added another post to my series, Setting Up A Twitch Studio. This week it's all about free software for streaming.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/768

After I finish these blogs Megan and I will have to get back together to compare notes on where twitch has taken us. What is your experience with twitch? We'll both be glad to compare notes with you too.

Here's our links.

https://www.twitch.tv/megantopia

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland

Stay in touch.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
hairylarry
Gamer+ News September 28, 2020

Tonight on Inspired Unreality the Gamer+ Book Club discusses "The Epic Of Gilgamesh". This will be our last book club meeting this year, we are taking off for the holidays. There is a link to a free download of Gilgamesh here.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

Last week we finished the "Milyagon Treasure Hunt". I've been blogging our gaming sessions. Now I've combined them together in one story and posted it on SFF Short Stories.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2571

Follow Me And Die reported a near TPK. The players all said, Man, he means it.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2548

And now all of this stuff but mostly music is going on over at my new website, Hairy Larry Rocks.

https://hairylarry.rocks

Please let me know what you've been doing.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc (follow me on mastodon, friendica, etc.)
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
hairylarry

Caper and Bones found a bench under an oak tree and sat down to rest while Ari and the witch made the squamish salve.


They ground the squamish mushrooms into a paste with wild cherries and sage to make the salve which is good for treating carbuncles and other skin ailments and can also cure light wounds. About 2/3 of the salve filled a jar the witch had set aside so she went and got a smaller jar which she filled and gave to Ari.


With that task done Ari and the witch walked over to Caper and Bones and the witch said, “The items are for the Ogre up in the foothills Northwest of Milyagon. He has been under pressure from orcs and hobgoblins moving in. The branch makes a magic quarterstaff to fend them off and the mushrooms are the important ingredient in a salve for his carbunkles. And the feather? That's for his hat. The Ogre has a magic hat and the owl's feather, willingly given, is a component of the spell. He is smart for an ogre because of the hat so it is very important that the feather in his cap does not become bedraggled.”


Enlightened but still very tired the party made their way back to the inn where they ate a hearty supper and turned in early for the night glad to be sleeping on beds under a roof instead of on the ground under the stars.

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