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hairylarry
Tonight on Inspired Unreality our opening topic will be really old school. RPGs predating D&D. Whether you played back in the day or just have some knowledge about it we will be glad to hear your input.

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

https://gamerplus.org/index

ZDL got a new game from Thinklab Games. It's a 16 circle peg and tower game. She posted a picture here.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4011

We're on twitch! Well at least Megan and I are on twitch. Megan plays games with family and friends on megantopia. I practice piano on hairylarryland. Please check us out.

https://www.twitch.tv/megantopia

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland

Do you stream on twitch? Or somewhere else? Do you host a regular chat? Or semi-regular? Let us know. My contact info is below or, better yet, post on Gamer+.

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They say that word of mouth advertising is the best and that's good because it's all we can afford. Please tell a friend about Gamer+ or forward this email to your gaming friends.

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Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
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hairylarry
Tonight on Inspired Unreality our opening topic will be Befriending Monsters. Are all monsters evil? Can this be a viable strategy for the party? And how should the DM react to a player character communicating with the monsters that are put there for the party to fight? Should module writers include befriending monsters as an option?

As always Inspired Unreality open game chat is held Monday nights at 9:00 in the gameplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic. If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Are you into webcomics? I wrote a blog post about four of my current reads hoping to find more in the comments.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/718

The Save Or Die Podcast has been on an interview streak lately with recent guests, Darrold Wagner, Jennifer L. Holm, and Jason Charles Miller. Hosted by Gamer+ gamers, DM Chrispy, DM Carl, and DM Courtney it is the OSR podcast you don't want to miss. Disclaimer: Carl is my son and one of the founders of Gamer+. Courtney is my daughter in law.

http://saveordie.info/

And while I'm promoting my family I want to invite you to Megan's Twitch stream where she plays games with friends and family. And sometimes she just talks, mostly about streaming.

https://www.twitch.tv/megantopia

What are your current gaming projects? Let me know and I will be happy to post a link in the Gamer+ News.

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

hairylarry
Join us tonight at the Inspired Unreality open game chat. We'll be in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Starts at 9:00 Central. Everyone is welcome. All gaming is on topic.

The opening topic will be The Importance Of NPCs. Got an opinion? Come vent. Bring your own topic. If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Two weeks ago we recorded the Related To Geeks Podcast with guests Levi Combs and Will Hose. "What players love. What players hate. What DMs love. What DMs hate." It was a hoot. And it's up on Anchor.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3675

Follow Me And Die has a new video up, Roll20 For The Absolute Beginner No. 23 - The End Is Near For Legacy Dynamic Lighting.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3674

Sound and Larry both like Carl's picture from his B/X game at FLGS. Check out this miniature photography of an actual table in play.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2093

If you have some photos of your miniatures we'd love to see them.

We always start the Related to Geeks Podcast with our geek agendas. My geek agenda is I'm writing a book, Beginning Algorithmic Composition, for my composition lesson this term. I'll post a link when it's published.

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

hairylarry
Join us for Inspired Unreality open game chat tonight. Inspired Unreality is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkars Tavern on Discord. All gaming is on topic. If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Last week we recorded the Related To Geeks Podcast. It was a lot of fun when those who are Related to Geeks were joined by Levi Combs and Will Hose to discuss "What players love. What players hate. What DMs love. What DMs hate". Mostly we leaned toward the love. Stay tuned in and I will let you know when the podcast is posted. Lots of great tips for players and DMs.

I hope you've been enjoying the winter weather as much as we have here in Arkansas. Compared to Texas we didn't really have it too bad. All prayers for those still suffering from the extreme cold and ice.

Follow Me And Die posts about "My thoughts on Getting Started with Science Fiction RPGs."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3568

For a discussion about card games go here.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3531

ZDL posted a new Fringe Review: Bloodshadows: Fantasy-Noir Roleplaying. If you haven't already read it it's up to her highly detailed standard.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/560

Don't forget to join us tonight on Inspired Unreality.

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

hairylarry
Related To Geeks Podcast Monday, February 15.

Monday night at 9:00 Central.
Related To Geeks Podcast
With guests Levi Combs and Will Hose
What DMs love. What DMs hate. What players love. What players hate.

In the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

Everyone is welcome. If you are new to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Follow Me And Die has been waiting on this moment and we've been chronicling it's immanence. "Hurray! Not sure what time this happened, but thank you to all you re-tweeted and especially to all who subbed. I took the day off work, so I'll put out a video later today." Congrats on 1K Youtube subscribers.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3498

ZDL says, "新年快乐! (Happy New Year!)"

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3476

I posted 4 photos and a link to the Petar Meseldzija gallery. These are not public domain but they are fantastic.

https://gamerplus.org/photo/useralbum/hairylarry/99

So have a gander. Check some links. Make a post or a comment. And come join our podcast tonight.

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


hairylarry
Great game last Monday on Inspired Unreality. Vivian and I were joined by lizardqueen and Corgiface following Chen Chen the monk into a dungeon in search of a holy artifact and treasure!

Well, we almost died once. DM Alan certainly does keep the players on their toes.

We did not finish the oneoff in one session so there will be more Chronicles Of Ember next Monday.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3348

And now it's Monday and time for Inspired Unreality. Actual Play tonight with DM Alan running his own game, "The Chronicles Of Ember". If you want to jump in and you need a character sheet he has a program for that.

We will be playing in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here. We start at 9:00 Central.

https://gamerplus.org/index

We continue our conversation about "Some musings on solving challenges with less combat."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3349

I set up a background for miniature photography using a mushroom fantasy village plaque that Megan woodburned for me and a bunch of tiny houses made of straw and twigs that Vivian gave me. Then I took a few pictures of The Blue Mage, a beastman, and a beholder.

https://gamerplus.org/photo/useralbum/hairylarry/96

I'm reminding you once again about Megan TV at https://www.twitch.tv/megantopia - Like indie games? So does Megan.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3342

And we're closing with some thoughts on winter. "Winter is upon us and it's a good thing to have distractions like Gamer+ to help us keep busy and active. Hope all of you are staying warm and content. ... Sound."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3347

Which reminds me, Ember is a cold cold world. And dangerous. Believe me, in our first encounter two of us almost died. Join us tonight for Inspired Unreality.

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


hairylarry
Tonight! On Inspired Unreality!! Actual Play!!!

Alan wrote the game "The Chronicles Of Ember". He will be the DM for a oneoff tonight.

https://gamerplus.org/user/Alan

So, if you want to give a new game a try, join us. If I were to describe "The Chronicles Of Ember" in one word it would be dangerous. (And fun.)

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

https://gamerplus.org/index

This picture keeps getting comments. ZDL says "There is rather a lot going on in this picture... ". This is true.

https://gamerplus.org/photo/view/699/latest

The Captive Robin

Click on over and add your comment. There's enough here for a whole campaign.

Follow Me And Die posted to his blog about "Magical Protections". He says "Spells and abilities that negate or remove magical effects are a bit confusing in AD&D and the DM would be well served to figure things out before they come up during play."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3343

relatedtogeeks posted about Megan TV at https://www.twitch.tv/megantopia - Like indie games? So does Megan.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3342

I posted about my lesson this term. "For my composition lesson this Spring I am writing a book, "Beginning Algorithmic Compostition". What does this have to do with gaming?"

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3322

Join us tonight in Ember. Let us know what games you've been playing. Or writing. Or drawing. Post on Gamer+ or send me an email.

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

hairylarry
Tonight! Inspired Unreality open game chat at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Our opening topic will be Immersion - When You Become The Character. If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

TabletopBellhop posted their podcast, The best board games for fans of historical miniature wargaming, plus great non-miniature wargames.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3256

Follow Me And Die also posted a podcast. Episode #194 - What's Going On? "I answer the question of what is going on? What is going on with me and with my AD&D campaign on Roll20?"

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3247

Not gaming related but still somehow pertinent ZDL posted a music video from  自得琴社 Zi De Guqin Studio. She says, "This group does recreations of ancient works, new works done in ancient styles, modern-style orchestration with ancient instruments, and off-the-wall stuff like one of their orchestral pieces where a didgeridoo is a prominent instrument." Click on over for an interesting listen.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3251

Finally, I posted the XKCD webcomic, Egg Strategies, in which the true nature of alignment is revealed.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3257

Do you have any friends? Do they like gaming? Do me a favor and forward this message to them.

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

hairylarry
Inspired Unreality Tonight! Our opening topic is inspired by Follow Me And Die, how gaming has helped us get through the pandemic.

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 are new to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Follow Me And Die posted his year in review blog post. He starts with the stats and the business but then segues into a moving and personal piece of writing. This is your recommended read for the day.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3206

Relatedtogeeks posted a link to the new Save Or Die podcast, Start! Thief!, wherein their guest, Darrold Wagner, discusses the origins of the thief class.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3207

I wrote up the latest session notes for our Archive Of The White Master campaign. We are putting the Archive in our past (kind of like 2020) and pressing on with the issue of animals being trapped in the forest. Led by Leaf the elf we discover the problem is more than hungry goblins and we rescue Boffin the halfling.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/post/494

Head on over to Gamer+ for more and to update us on your latest adventures.

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


hairylarry
Session notes for December 19, 2020

After we finished at the Archive Of The White Mage the blacksmith and his sons take the road back to town, their cart heavy laden with the metal they had salvaged from the animated statue of Moloch. We take off through the forest worried about goblins trapping animals. We were all well horsed and the raccoon and bear dog ran alongside.

Although we see no new tracks we do find the old tracks fairly well preserved and endeavor to follow them. We see a large pit some ways ahead and the tracks seem to lead right to it. We approach cautiously and smell a terrible scent.

We see some unhealthy trees around the pit in fact the whole area looks nothing like the vibrant forest we just left. One of the trees, about 20 feet from the pit, looks like it has a door in it. Caper says, "Let's check out that tree with a door." Leaf and Caper approach the tree.




The tree has a lot of knotholes and what appears to be an inset door, fit tight with no handle. Caper tries opening the door by twisting and pushing on the knots. No luck. The door remains stuck fast. Leaf reaches up and tries the knots above the door. Still no luck.

Caper looks at the ground and sees several roots. Pulling on the third root opens the door which slides sideways into the tree. We see steep steps going down towards the pit.

Leaf decides to check things out before we head down the stairs. He silently crosses the 20 feet to the edge of the pit and peeks over the edge. The pit is about 90 feet deep. 30 feet down Leaf can see a bridge made of wood and ropes that goes from our side of the pit all the way across to the other side. At the bottom of the pit is a blue shining portal constantly moving and shining as if lit from behind.




Caper calls the rest of the party over and we proceed down the stairs. About 20 feet down we see a large empty chamber. Listening carefully Ari and Leaf can hear music from below. In the corner of the room is a hole going down. Caper listens and looks down at the hole.

Caper recognizes the song called "The Redcaps Caper". Redcaps are evil faeries, not as powerful as some faeries. Their caps are dyed red with human blood and if a Redcap's cap dries out he dies.

We descend the second set of stairs following the music.

At the bottom of the stairs we see a big room with a row of pillars. At the end of the pillars is an open mouth in a monstrous face. The music is coming out through the mouth.



Ari looks through the mouth into the next chamber. Two goblinoid creatures are dancing and tormenting a halfling who is playing the music on his flute.

Nobody can stand for this so we attack the goblins with arrows and thrown daggers. Both arrows hit and one dagger hits. One of the goblins drops. Soon the other joins him, both dead.

We rescue Boffin the halfling who insists we leave immediately. Prudence dictates and we agree to accompany Boffin back to town. On the way back Boffin tells us that the goblinoids had been dropping dead animals into the portal at the bottom of the pit. He has no idea why and he was afraid they were going to drop him off the bridge too so he kept playing his flute while they danced. Fortunately we came along to rescue him before he was too tired to play.

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