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Since I started Gamer+ I have been running the Oxwall social network software. Unfortunately the most recent version of Oxwall was written in 2016 which in internet years means it's an antique.

Not only that it's not working well and I barely got some of the pages working at all after the new sql server update.

So ...

I am going to archive the existing Gamer+ site. All posts, photos, etc. will be available to read but there will be no new members or new posts on the Oxwall vesrion of Gamer+.

I am going to install a new Gamer+ social network site using the federated software, friendica. If you are already on mastodon, peertube, funkwhale, or other federated services you will be able to follow and share with Gamer+ users.

And/or you can start an account at the new Gamer+ and continue posting to Gamer+ just ike you have in the past.

Change is hard but change is good. And this sounds right to me. I'm looking forward to it.
hairylarry Mar 24 · Rate: 5 · Tags: fun, new, meta, gamer+

Our 200th Episode Celebration is live!

This episode Sean and I share a special piece of feedback, each share our top 25 games of all time, announce our biggest giveaway ever, spend some time with the chatroom, thank all of our Patreon patrons and more!

Saturday March 11 at 11:00 AM Central join us for Inspired Unreality open game chat. The topic will be Fantasy and Science Fiction including some Science Fiction coming to life, AI Art.

Inspired Unreality is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

Here's more info and a link.

At the last Inspired Unreality we had a nice AI Art show and tell. Alan posted these pictures he generated for his Chronicles Of Ember RPG.

Here's a link to Alan's page.

TabletopBellhop says, Check out The 199.5 Bonus Episode.

Vivian and I had a big old time last weekend. We took a short trip to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, to visit Eclectic Geekery and play a set at Beatle's Park.

Here's a link to my Youtube video edited from my livestream.

Hairy Larry playing Chill Jazz Piano at Beatles Park.

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Hairy Larry


Our Latest Podcast Episode Is Live!

Check out "The 199.5 Bonus Episode" where we review Dulce from Stronghold Games, share where we have been, talk about Star Trek Games, the hate for Catan, family games over Zoom and more!

We also set the date for episode 200! Which we will record live on March 8th, which you aren't going to want to miss!

TabletopBellhop Mar 7 · Comments: 1 · Tags: podcast
Saturday, February 25, join us for Inspired Unreality Open Game Chat. Starting topic will be AI Art. Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic.

Inspired Unreality is held at 11:00 AM Central on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. For more info and a link go here.

You can't really follow the controversy without some skin in the game so I've been doing some AI Art generation while I continue to read about issues. I even discussed AI music composition at my last lesson and have more to cover next week.

About that controversy.

Generative AI is a legal minefield

U.S. Copyright Office Rules A.I. Art Can’t Be Copyrighted

Art-istic or Art-ificial?

And I've been generating elves.

Two Elves Walked Into A Magic Forest

Midjourney Dark Elves

Do you play Diablo? Check out Crucial Tips For A Diablo 2 Ladder Season Start from mmowts's blog.

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Hairy Larry

What have you been reading? What have you been watching? What have you been playing? That's the topic for Inspired Unreality open game chat at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 11. Second Saturday = Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Inspired Unreality open game chat is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. There's more info and a link, here.

I wrote a book.

"Lost In The Woods", a readaloud fantasy book by Larry Heyl using AI artwork.

Soon to be a Zine and a Minizine.

And, speaking of AI Artwork, ain't it interesting how intellectual property rights are being shunted aside by highly mobile fandoms.

Paizo’s Jim Butler discusses ORC, OGL 1.1, and more

This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.

I will say this about AI Art. It certainly is addictive.

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Hairy Larry

Inspired Unreality open game chat will resume tomorrow, Saturday, January 28, at 11:00 AM Central. Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Here's a link for more information about Inspired Unreality.

Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic. We want to know what interests you.

Caper finished the Harshnag song in our family game, so for an opening topic I will unveil that.

In two weeks the topic will be Fantasy and Science Fiction. We've moved to the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month to give us more flexibility on our trips to Eclectic Geekery in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Beatles Park here I come. (As soon as it warms up.)

I invented the supernatural 20.

Did you ever want a really remote monastery on one of your quests?

I wrote "Mouse Plural", A Jupiter's Ghost Super Short.

Jupiter's Ghost is a collaborative effort to create a Science Fiction setting that can be used by anyone.

The Jupiter's Ghost creations are licensed CC BY-SA.

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Hairy Larry

Mouse Plural

If we have houses
Why not mouses
If we have mice
Why not hice

I have done extensive research using an ancient computer program called the Wayback Machine.

The truth is there is no such thing as mouse singular. There is never one mouse, they come in families.

If a group is a nest
What about the rest?
The rest are in another nest.

What we have on the ship is what used to be referred to as a house mouse. Ship mouse doesn't rhyme but it will have to do.

The problem I foresee is their breeding. Mice begin breeding when they are 30 days old. Then they have litters. And then back to breeding. In thirty days all the mice in the litter are breeding.

Computer scientists call this an exponential explosion. Look at the graph of an expoential explosion. It's frightening.

If mice go unchecked on the ship, exponentially exploding and eating and eating, we will soon leave post scarcity behind and we'll all be eating mice.

The Wayback Machine mentioned an ancient predator called cats that were used to keep the mice population under control.

I'm not sure what a cat is but apparently humans like cats more than mice. Cats also have litters of kittens so it's competing exponential explosions.

A clowder of cats
makes kindles of kittens
and they're so cute!

I saw pictures on the Wayback Machine and mice are really cute too.

For some reason there are thousands of pictures of cats for every picture of a mouse.

So maybe they won?

We better find out where we can get cats sometime in the next 30 days.


Licensed CC BY-SA

Jupiter's Ghost is free culture collaborative science fiction.

Schedule shift for the New Year.

Inspired Unreality open game chat will be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 11:00 AM to Noon, Central Time.

The Holidays may be over for you but we've got one more Holiday to go. We have a birthday party on January 14, so Inspired Unreality will resume starting on January 28.

If You Play You Win actual play will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 1:00 in the afternoon at Eclectic Geekery and on the internet. Some days we will be Cozy Adventuring In Tobbins Shire. Some days we'll have a one off with guest DMs. Some days I'll be livestreaming chill jazz piano in Beatles Park. On those days we will skip the actual play.

We hope to resume If You Play You Win in February depending on the weather and the Covid stats. If You Play You Win is also subject to Eclectic Geekery availability so, as always, we will send a Gamer+ News announcing our events.

In my other newsletter I discuss Bebop Beatniks new album, "Church".

I also talk about it some on my podcast, From The Archives Of Something Blue.

I got a nice Christmas present from my granddaughter, DM Lizard.

Did you ever want to run an adventure in colorful mountains? Here's a photo gallery of free culture and creative commons photos taken right here on Earth.

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Hairy Larry

We are celebrating the New Year with a Bebop Beatniks retrospective album, all originals performed live, from 2016 through 2019.

Here's the link to free download and streaming at

Or if your prefer Youtube Music.

I talk about the new album and my song, "Gotta Lotta" on From The Archives Of Something Blue. Here's a link to the podcast on the Something Blue website.

Don't miss Something Blue this Saturday, January 7, to hear some more jazz released in 2022 by Joshua Redman, Mary Halvorson, and Wadada Leo Smith.

Something Blue is broadcast on KASU, 91.9 FM and streaming on the internet at, every Saturday at 10:00 PM Central.

It got cold in November. And then it got cold again in December. As far as Vivian and I are concerned we've had enough of that for one winter.

We had a great Christmas with most of our family here on Christmas Eve and then a big family Christmas with all of our kids and grandkids on New Years Day.

It don't get no better than that.

Stay in touch. Let me know about your projects and your news.

Hairy Larry
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