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Tonight on Inspired Unreality DM Hairy Larry is taking us to Feyland. The Milyagon witch has another job for Ari and Caper (and don't forget Ari's cat, Tude). The game will be run in Just Quest a rules light OSR system that only uses D6 and D20.

This actual play adventure is open for everyone. We will be playing in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. The game starts at 9:00 Central. Everyone is welcome.

If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

I'm reading the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull and so far I'm impressed. My thoughts are here.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4088

Sound muses on the end of the school year and what it means to grandparents.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4089

Besides my weekly Gamer+ News I also do a monthly Delta Boogie newsletter that's more music and less games but still usually some of both. This month it's about Megan and I on twitch.

Megan and I are both on twitch.

https://www.twitch.tv/megantopia

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland

Megan plays indie games and I practice piano. I've been excerpting the best bits from my practice sessions and turning them into videos.

Here they are up on Hairy Larry Rocks Peertube.

https://peertube.hairylarry.rocks/video-channels/twitch/videos

I also have them up on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/hairylarry/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

Enjoy!

Are you on twitch? Send me your link.

I am planning on adding a twitch section to the Gamer+ RSS feeds found in the footer of every page on Gamer+. If you do streaming let me know so I can add you too. Have you had any experience playing D&D on twitch? If so we would like to discuss it sometime on Inspired Unreality.

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

Tonight! Like every Monday night, Inspired Unreality starts at 9:00 Central. Opening topic tonight is Family Game. Do you play D&D with your family? We love our three generation D&D games. Viv and I playing with our kids and grandkids. Our family game tradition predates grandkids. And that was a while back.

As always Inspired Unreality is in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Follow Me And Die started a post about Solo RPGs and the discussion continues. I've never played solo but I listened to his podcast and I can see how it can help get the creative juices flowing. ZDL recommended the Mythic rules for solo play.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4081

Also we have a group for Solo Tabletop Games.

https://gamerplus.org/groups/7

Megan and I discussed our twitch streams last week on Inspired Unreality and let me tell you, it doesn't get more unreal than twitch. I continued to improve my HairyLarryLand twitch studio and I commented on it here.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/4080

If you like to spend hundreds on the hope of making tens twitch is for you. Good thing I'm retired. Actually my twitch stream serves two purposes. Structured practice and video production. I now have two videos posted that are excerpted from my stream.

https://peertube.hairylarry.rocks/video-channels/twitch/videos

So do you have a twitch stream? One of the things Megan and I discussed was RPGs on twitch. How does that work? Do you have a regular or occasional family game? My contact info is below. Better yet post your thoughts on Gamer+.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
Tonight on Inspired Unreality we will discuss Gaming on Twitch and other Online Platforms. As always Inspired Unreality starts Mondays at 9:00 Central. We'll be in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Speaking of twitch I added an edit of my twitch stream where I'm playing "Low Earth Orbit" to Youtube.

https://youtu.be/mAc9AE--CU8

I told you I would keep you informed about my book, "Beginning Algorithmic Composition". Well, I sent the proof copy to the printer and I have the pdf of both the book and the cover available for download on my definitely preliminary website.

https://bac.kgpl.org/


This is the artwork Kier, aka Draklor, drew for Beginning Algorithmic Composition.  Spoiler, it's robots!

https://gamerplus.org/photo/useralbum/hairylarry/101

Please let me know what you've been doing. Join us tonight for Inspired Unreality. My contact info is below. Or, best of all, post about your projects on Gamer+.

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

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+.

https://gamerplus.org/index

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.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc - on the fediverse
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
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 magic systems. ZDL mentioned the Native American influences in Gunnerkrigg and it got me to thinking about how a magic system based on Native American folklore would work. Spirituality, talking to animals, sweat lodges, drugs, transmutation. Magic systems are a fascinating part of RPGs and fantasy literature. Join us tonight for an interesting discussion.

As always bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic. If you have never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

ZDL and I have been writing about webcomics and we both found some interesting new (to us) work to read. Are you into webcomics?

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3905

TabletopBellhop posted a New Podcast - Sean's Birthday AMA. Topics include: Our favourite roll & writes, birthday gaming memories, games that make new music, post-pandemic gaming, the best pizza in the world, Kickstarters we can't wait to deliver and more!

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3929

New in my non-gaming world I am almost done with my book, "Beginning Algorithmic Composition", and I started work on a website to host it.

Also I am gathering together all my stuff setting up a studio for a twitch stream. Twitch is all about gaming but I'm doing something different. A twitch stream where I practice piano. I am viewing it as a live stream and a video production environment. We shall see!?! Eventually.

Be sure to update me with what's new in your life. Contact info is below or even better, post your latest interests on Gamer+.

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


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

Here's four webcomics that I like and some of them even have something to do with gaming.


I don't like rom com movies much. In fact I don't like movies much. I prefer my TV in small doses. But I do read a lot of coming of age fantasy and science fiction which is kind of close to rom coms. Especially "The Wheel Of Time" which I am definitely planning on rereading, all 14 volumes.


But it turns out that I like rom com webcomics. I guess the dosage is about right.


"Questionable Content" is alternative history science fiction. It's present day but in the recent past Hannelore's dad discovered true AI and built it into robots. So it's a rom com with robots. (Shades of Isaac Asimov) It's actually my current fav and it turns out I must have started it in the middle because when I went to episode 1 to link here I hadn't read it. But there is an AI robot right at the start. Plus rom com. It is a lot different than the more recent episodes but I'm restarting at the top and you can too.


https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1


Oh yeah, it's drawn by J. Jacques. And it's 5 days a week.


Dumbing Of Age is a College Webcomic by David M. Willis. This is my latest fav and it's actual contemporary fiction rom com. It has more about cartoons than about games although D&D does get an occasional mention. Big on superheroes too with an actual superhero character who is actually just a shy girl with tendencies towards violence.


7 days a week. Yaaaaaay!


https://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/01-move-in-day/home/


The absolute best webcomic ever is all about D&D with in jokes right from the first episode. The Order Of The Stick is about an adventuring party drawn as stick figures. If you haven't already read this it's a treat. The only bad thing about it is that it's a weekly so I save it for my weekend reading. It's by Rich Burlew.


https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0001.html


And my new find is Gunnerkrigg Court. It's also in a school setting but so far not a rom com. Definitely fantasy and I'm not far enough into it to tell you much more. Except that I like it so far. Not sure of the publishing schedule but the art is great and it's drawn by Tom Siddell.


https://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1


Please add your favorite webcomics in the comments. Especially if they are about gaming.


Thanks


Tonight! Inspired Unreality open game chat. Initial topic will be splitting the party. Including how to split the party at gather.town. And I have another topic we discussed at our Family Game Weekend. Bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic.

Inspired Unreality 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 Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Tabletop Bellhop discusses "The New Hotness, The Best Games of GenCon Spring Showcase. Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 124."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3790

Follow Me And die says "I made a YouTube video to go along with yesterday's blog post about Emulating Battle in Roll20."

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3816

ZDL posted a picture of some really heavy dice.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3791

And I posted a couple of pics too.

Dabaw The Wizard casts spells with his eyes in the D&D room at gather.town during the Family Game Weekend.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3814

Here's my icosahedron. It's part of my recording studio, acoustic room, vocal booth, out of control room. I'm going to make a sign that says Roll To Hit. A double double-entendre.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3780

I'm still recuperating from our Family Game Weekend. But I'll be fine for Inspired Unreality. Come and chat. Post some pics. Share your creative endeavors.

Thanks,
Hairy Larry
https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry
hairylarry@curators.mixremix.cc
hairylarry@deltaboogie.com
Here it is the day after pi day and we already ate all the pie. Tell me I don't have pie in my face.

Better than that we have Inspired Unreality open game chat tonight at 9:00 Central. After a month of podcasts and actual play we might just chat tonight. Opening topic will be random encounters. Are they useful? Do you use them in your games? Can the characters even tell the difference between a random encounter and monsters that are scripted into the module?

Inspired Unreality happens every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern, on Discord. If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

We had a good game last week with Ryan joining Viv and me and Alan presiding. Inspired Unreality open game chat continues with chat, games, and podcasts. It's what we do. I hope you can make it tonight so we can have a random encounter.

ZDL showed some dice that are actually gems.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3779

I loved the 20 sider with hieroglyphs instead of numbers so I had to post my own Icosahedron. I know you've seen some large 20 siders. But probably not as large as this one.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3780

Yes it was hard to build. But it's even harder to roll.

Anyway, while we're all getting icosahedral, show us your favorite 20 sider. We'll be happy to roll with it.

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


After a couple of fun chat sessions we are returning to Ember tonight for some more actual play. The Chronicles Of Ember is set in a unique role playing world. The game's author, Alan, will be our game master tonight.

https://gamerplus.org/user/Alan

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've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

https://gamerplus.org/index

Ryan at Aqualith Media has posted a blog about his new website and his desire to collaborate with game creators.

https://gamerplus.org/blogs/678

Follow Me And Die has posted about his adventures in computer building. He is hoping that upgrading his system will help with editing his Youtube videos.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3709

Into dice? Into dichroic prisms? ZDL says " These are dice cut from dichroic prisms." And she posted a picture of some very pretty dice.

https://gamerplus.org/newsfeed/3702

Have you been noticing my fediverse address below? Have you heard of Mastodon, Friendica, or Pleroma? How about Funkwhale or Peertube? The fediverse is a decentralized social network made up of many people running many programs on their computers all cooperating so you can send and receive posts cross platform. Like email. Except social.

Visit my Friendica, social networking on the fediverse.

https://curators.mixremix.cc

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