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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.


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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.

Please forward this email to your gaming friends and share this link.

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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