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Gamer+ News June 1, 2020

Tonight on Inspired Unreality it's the Related To Geeks Podcast. We will be discussing "Podcasts and Vlogs - producing audio and video for the internet", in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on discord. Inspired Unreality is open game chat. Everyone is invited to participate.

In two weeks we will host the Related To Geeks Book Club. Our book for June is "Circe" by Madeline Miller. Because it takes most of us more than a day to read a novel I try to make announcements in advance. For more about the Related To Geeks Book Club and to make suggestions for our upcoming reads here's the link to the group.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

I enjoyed the Circle Of Worldbuilders Masterclass. I didn't have time to
tune in on Sunday but they will be posting the whole class and the notes for people to view/read on their own time.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2221

More pictures in Tabletop Inspiration. Have you ever played The Battle For Wesnoth fantasy adventure video game? Well not only is it a great game but there's a lot of fantasy art made available under Creative Commons or GPL licenses. Enjoy!

https://gamerplus.org/groups/35

Please forward this newletter to your game playing friends. Stay in touch and stay creative.

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


Gamer+ News May 25, 2020

Memorial Day. Tonight on Inspired Unreality open game chat we will be remembering the dead. Player characters you have played that have died.
Join us in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

Next week will be June so we will be having the Related To Geeks Podcast.

Speaking of podcasts Carl turned me on to the latest Save Or Die episode, The Myth Of Old School Exceptionalism.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2214

FollowMeAndDie says "10 episodes of my podcast have passed 100 plays each. I have more than that that are close to 100 plays." and he invites you to listen. You could be the one hundredth listener.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2207

And the first episode of the Related To Geeks Book Club is up on Anchor. Megan, Larry, and Datum discuss "The Tower Of The Elephant" by Robert E. Howard.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2192

In case you're not getting the big picture here, ZDL started the Tabletop Inspiration group "for sharing pictures that can inspire ideas for places and characters in tabletop role-playing games.  Come share your most inspiring images, with or without commentary as you see fit!"

I added some public domain artwork from The Violet Fairy Book. Please share images that have inspired you in your role playing.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/35

What gaming have you been doing lately? Let us know. Send me links or post on Gamer+ and I will include you in this newsletter.

And come tonight to Inspired Unreality to remember player characters passed.

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

Gamer+ News May 18, 2020

I finished "Neuromancer" by William Gibson this morning just in time for the Related To Geeks Book Club tonight. We will be meeting in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern at 9:00 PM Central. This is an open chat, if you like Gibson or cyberpunk as a genre you are welcome to join us.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

I posted our first episode about "The Tower Of The Elephant" by Robert E. Howard on Anchor.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2192

ZDL started a group called Tabletop Inspiration. She says "This is a group for sharing pictures that can inspire ideas for places and characters in tabletop role-playing games."

https://gamerplus.org/groups/35

Megan started a new Youtube series called Indie Five where she does quick reviews of indie video games.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2191

As always let me know what you've been doing. Stay in touch and stay well.

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

Gamer+ News May 11, 2020

Tonight at 9:00 PM Central is open game chat on Inspired Unreality. Everyone is welcome to participate. All gaming is on topic. Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Our initial topic for tonight is Wizards Creating Spells, how does a DM deal with a creative wizard?

Next Monday the Related To Geeks Book Club will discuss "Neuromancer" by William Gibson. This cyberpunk classic is available on the internet library at archive.org. There's still time to read it before the book club discussion.

https://archive.org/details/NeuromancerWilliamGibson/page/n11/mode/2up

Also available on the Internet Archive is the rules for the game "Neuromancer".

https://archive.org/details/manual_Neuromancer/page/n15/mode/2up

Fun!

Yesterday was Mothers Day and my granddaughter's birthday so the Related To Geeks crew spent the day in virtual visits and sharing special videos while we all stayed home. It was great. Not as good as it should have been but still, great.

Our favorite blogger and podcaster, FollowMeAndDie, has been doing everything he can to stay healthy during the pandemic only to discover that he has cancer. He discussed revising his plans on his podcast and blog. Please check in with him. All prayers that he will be fine. Best to you, brother.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2187

If you are reading this in your email the newsletter is also posted in a Gamer+ blog post. Please share this link to pass it on.


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

Gamer+ News May 4, 2020

May the 4th be with you tonight on the Related To Geeks Podcast. We will be discussing the large span of Star Wars past, present, and future as well as this one day, May the 4th during the pandemic. The Related To Geeks Podcast is held tonight in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord and it starts at 9:00 PM Central.

Then at the end of May there is another interesting online event, Masterclass for Game Masters. "This Masterclass is an intensive course for both seasoned and new Game Masters who want to hone their worldbuilding skills and create a better experience for their players."

I added this to the Links on Gamer+ and I will add it here too in case you're interested.

http://www.circleofworldbuilders.com/

FollowMeAndDie posted to his podcast, Episode 180 - The Rest of The Ettins, He says, "In my Sunday AD&D game, the party takes on the rest of the ettins they found in episode 178."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2183

Stay in touch and stay well.

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


Gamer+ News April 27, 2020

Tonight at 9:00 PM Central! Open Game Chat on Inspired Unreality. Held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Tonight's opening topic is Dungeons vs. Wilderness. Do quests need both?

Everyone is welcome at Inspired Unreality. All gaming is on topic.

Are you into 3D printing? Show off your miniatures, props, scenery, and terrain. Share tips and links to diy info and downloadable STL files. Join our 3D Printing group.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/33

FollowMeAndDie posted Episode 179 - Space Battle In Stars Without Number.

He says "In last night's session of the Stars Without Number campaign, A Plague of Angels, we had more of the combat that started the session before. I got to roll for shots by allied & friendly NPC ships VS. enemy ships and I rolled a ridiculous amount of 18, 19, & 20, plus decent damage."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2180

I'm going to leave you with one more link. This is the Gamer+ RSS feed featuring some of the creative work posted by Gamer+ gamers.

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

Take care and stay well,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com

Gamer+ News April 20, 2020

The Related To Geeks Book Club meets tonight on Inspired Unreality. We will be talking about  "The Darklord of Derkholm" by Diana Wynne Jones. Inspired Unreality is held every Monday at 9:00 PM Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Interested? Drop by. Also, join the Group.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

JesseQ is organizing "The Bespin Diamond Heist". In this game you are rescuing Hans Solo from Jabba The Hut.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2169

FollowMeAndDie has a podcast and a blog post about his Return To Gaming on Roll20.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2172

On Easter Sunday the Related To Geeks family had a game day on Megan's Discord, Megantopia. We did some crafts and played drawing games and word games on Jackbox. This was my first experience playing on Jackbox and Discord. As soon as I realized the game played on both screens at the same time everything was copacetic. I mean, I still lost every game but I wasn't completely confused while losing every game.

Have you been picking up your online game play during the lockdown? What are your favorite online gaming platforms? Post your game plans on Gamer+ and I will include them in this newsletter.

Thanks and stay in touch,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
Gamer+ News April 13, 2020

Join us at the Inspired Unreality Open Game Chat tonight at 9:00 PM Central. The topic for tonight is Cool Monsters. Let's face it. Some bad guys are just cool. What are some of your favorite monsters from your gaming? Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkars Tavern on Discord.

I have to admit this topic was inspired by FollowMeAndDie who posted The Ray Harryhausen Creature List, a video montage of Harryhausen monsters from the movies.

https://gamerplus.org/video/view/57

Next week for Inspired Unreality we will host the Related To Geeks Book Club. We will be discussing "The Darklord of Derkholm" by Diana Wynne Jones. I've started it. It's one of those children's books that's for adults too. Very entertaining.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/28

ZDL has been preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse by stockpiling spirits to fight those Zombie Apocalypse Blues.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2165

JesseQ joined the group, If You Play You Win, reminding me that we should host some online games during the lockout. If you are interested in running a game, playing, or both here's the link to the group.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/26

When Carl started posting pics of the new miniatures he's been printing it inspired me to build a new table for my 3D Printer and get back to slicing and dicing. Also I started a group for 3D Printing where we will discuss all aspects of creating your own miniatures for your table. We'd love to see your photos, recommendations, tips, paint jobs, etc. Join the group and post your favorite miniatures.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/33

Celebrating Easter we had a family game day, Quaranteaster, yesterday on Discord. So from all of us, who are Related To Geeks, to all of you, "Happy Easter."

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

Gamer+ News April 6, 2020

Inspired Unreality hosts the Related To Geeks Podcast tonight at 9:00 PM Central. We will be in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you have never been on Tenkar's Tavern I have an invite for you on the Gamer+ website.

https://gamerplus.org/

Check out Carl's Adventures in 3D Printing. He's scaling his miniatures and painting them. Lookin' Good.

https://gamerplus.org/photo/useralbum/CarlHeyl/83

I moved my 3D printer into my office and I've printed a few new miniatures too. It only took a moderate amount of carpentry work to fix the table for the printer.

FollowMeAndDie has started a Twitch stream for his Roll20 For The Absolute Beginner videos.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2151

Join the conversation at Gamer+. Make a comment or start your own topic. Let us know what you've been doing.

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

Gamer+ News March 30, 2020

Tonight! Open Game Chat on Inspired Unreality held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Opening topic for tonight is time as an element of gameplay. How do you use time to make your campaigns more interesting and exciting.

FollowMeAndDie has brought this important announcement to our attention.

"Table Top Events the online convention scheduler for a lot of conventions is in danger of folding. They are running an online con to raise money to try and stay afloat. Variable cost to badges. Even if you don't run or play a game, you could help."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/2139

I uploaded a dozen public domain images of fantastic fantasy creatures drawn by Michel Lienerd in the 1800s.

https://gamerplus.org/photo/useralbum/hairylarry/82

Gamer+ is now running on a new server. We had a few hours downtime but everything came back up fine and we seem to be good. Let me know if you notice anything askew.

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