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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."

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

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.

Hairy Larry
Gamer+ News March 23, 2020

Tonight on Inspired Unreality, open game chat, our starting topic will be playing online. Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on discord. It starts at 9:00 PM Central time. Anyone can suggest a new topic anytime and all gaming is on topic.

Our favorite game reviewer, ZDL, has posted Fringe Review: High Adventure Role Playing (HARP). She says, "HARP is, in its entirety, a 192-page softcover book.  It has a very attractive (though also very late-90s, early-00s) piece of full colour cover art.  The book itself is purely black & white on plain, matte paper stock."

Here's the link to her review.

She just added another one on Corps so I'm looking forward to reading it even as I send out the link.

FollowMeAndDie posted a great spell.

"Magic item:

Flagon Of Inebriation

This is a cursed item. It renders any liquid the cursed being drinks as intoxicants. Anyone else has clear fresh water. All disease, etc. is removed.

For those who love drink, the curse gives them only water, & everyone else the finest ales.

The being subject to the curse can only drink from the flagon. They always can find it, even if other hide it from them.

They lose one point of constitution for every day they can't drink from the flagon."

Here's the link so you can bookmark it.

I can see where a Flagon Of Inebriation could be great fun around the table.

So are you, like me, having trouble adjusting to the new reality? Or like so many are you taking advantage of too much me time to express yourself in creative ways. Let me know what you've been doing, we can discuss it tonight on Inspired Unreality or post it in next week's Gamer+ News.

Stay Well,
Hairy Larry

Gamer+ News March 16, 2020

Tonight the Related To Geeks Book Club will be discussing "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman. Starting at 9:00 PM Central we will be in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

Join the group here and help us pick our next three books.

Last Monday on Inspired Unreality Vivian spoke (through a microphone) and we discussed memories of Kendrick.

And there has been a lot of game development going on at Gamer+.

FollowMeAndDie says "My series Roll20 For The Absolute Beginner is linked on the getting started page for Virtual Gary Con!"

DragonMac says "I'm proud to announce that my rpg game system Adventure Maximum is now on sale at DriveThruRPG."

Here's a discussion about DIY card decks.

Stay in touch,
Hairy Larry
Gamer+ News March 9, 2020

Open Game Chat, tonight on Inspired Unreality at 9:00 PM Central. The opening topic for tonight will be Cool Magic Items. As always anyone can introduce a new topic and all gaming is on topic.

Inspired Unreality is held every Monday night at 9:00 PM Central Time in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkars Tavern on Discord. If you are not a member of Tenkars Tavern there is an invite for you on the Gamer+ website.

Last week on the Related To Geeks Podcast we discussed Favorite House Rules. It seems that D&D is a game that cannot be played without house rules.

Carl posted some pictures from his B/X game.

I like the bunny looking thing in the second photo.

FollowMeAndDie continues helping gamers everywhere with his video about Roll20 and his podcast about building a Card Deck.

With the Corona Virus spreading around the world I have this gamers health tip. Practice safe roleplaying. Don't share dice. Besides, I heard that letting someone else roll your dice sucks all the luck out of them. And don't shake hands. Just come and sit at the table and roll your own dice. Then you should be ok. (Please take this advice with a grain of salt. I Am Not A Doctor!)

Stay in touch. Message me on Gamer+ or send me an email. Post your links on Gamer+ and I will include them in this email.

Hairy Larry

Gamer+ News March 2, 2020

The Related To Geeks Podcast is tonight at 9:00 PM Central. We will be discussing Favorite House Rules, house rules we use for board games and RPG's that we feel make them better. Go faster, run smoother, add interest, more fun!

The podcast will be held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. This is an open game chat. Everyone is welcome to participate.

FollowMeAndDie just released his latest PDF on DriveThruRPG, Roads & Road Encounters. He says "Roads & Road Encounters is an overview of information about the road, what is near, and fellow travelers. This can be used on the fly at the table or as part of adventure preparation."

FollowMeAndDie also posted information about a card game he is working on.

Carl Heyl posts "I'm going to start an old school B/X game at the FLGS this Saturday."

That's in Central Arkansas for those interested.

In two weeks on March 16 The Related To Geeks Book Club will be discussing Neil Gaiman's classic story, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane". This is not available for free download but it is available on Overdrive and at libraries and booksellers everywhere.

Megan and I have discussed possible books for our next three titles. You can make your suggestions here.

Post your media/projects/interests at Gamer+ and I will include your stuff in Gamer+ News.

Or just message me in Gamer+ or by email and let me know what you've been doing.

Hairy Larry


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