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Gamer+ News August 24, 2020

Tonight at Inspired Unreality open game chat our opening topic will be RPGs as collaborative story telling. Feel free to bring your own topic. All gaming is on topic and everyone is welcome.

Inspired Unreality is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you have never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invitation for you on Gamer+.

Last week the Related To Geeks Book Club discussed "Armada" by Ernest Cline. Next month we'll take on The Epic Of Gilgamesh, the story that started fantasy literature thousands of years ago. Needless to say Gilgamesh is public domain. There is a download link to the translation we're reading here.

I like to write fantasy as well as read it. My specialty is super shorts, one page short stories. Here's a link to one I wrote called "Elphonium".

Lately I've been following #microfiction, #10wordstories, and #sixwordstories. So here's my six word story.

And then the sun went nova.

Send me your short fiction.

Role playing games are collaborative story telling. Join us tonight on Inspired Unreality to talk about it.

Hairy Larry (on the fediverse)

#SixWordStories is a thing.

Xan is an expert.

Here’s my first shot at #SixWordStories.

And then the sun went nova.

- by Larry Heyl CC-BY

There’s a website.

Six Word Stories

And a Flickr group.

Prefaced by “Just as a reminder here is the story that started it all. For sale: baby shoes, never worn. “.

Cross posted from SFF Short Stories.

Gamer+ News August 17, 2020

Tonight at 9:00 PM Central the Related To Geeks Book Club will be discussing "Armada" by Ernest Cline. Find us in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Ernest Cline also wrote "Ready Player One" and like with that book "Armada" has a strong gamer component. Some of the characters even have a regular D&D campaign.

Last week Alan joined us on Inspired Unreality open game chat and we discussed the recasting of Monsters as regular people in D&D 5e among other things. That was fun. I might decide I want to play and Orc or an Ogre but I'm not sure how much I want to be a civilized Orc or Ogre.

FollowMeAndDie posted "Episode 184 - My Campaign - Continued Desert Travels by Follow Me, And Die! A podcast on Anchor."

Megan posted Episode 3 of Indie Five. She says, "I talk briefly about five indie games I've played recently." Check it out.

worldofwarcraftlee discusses a hidden insect in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  I think the insect is actually a bug. Read it for yourself.

After years of one offs and intermittent schedules I find myself in two weekly campaigns. Family game is 5e and the other game is "Chronicles Of Ember" which is Furry and Dangerous. What games are you playing? Are you lucky enough to be playing or running a regular campaign? Sounds like a good topic for Inspired Unreality. Message me.

Hairy Larry (on the fediverse)

Gamer+ News August 10, 2020

Open Game Chat on Inspired Unreality tonight. Bring your own topic. Inspired Unreality is held in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord at 9:00 PM Central.

Last week on the Related To Geeks Podcast we discussed D&D as portrayed in media. Executive summary. Best portrayal of a D&D game - Freaks and Geeks last episode. Best D&D media overall - Tripod Vs. The Dragon. Don't believe me? Just ask Carl.

Next week we will be discussing "Armada" by Earnest Cline at the Related To Geeks Book Club.

FollowMeAndDie is about to hit some major Youtube landmarks. He says, "Wow! 95,000 total views of all my YouTube videos! coming up on 900 subscribers! Mostly due to my series Roll20 For the Absolute Beginner."

ZDL posts pics of some interesting dice. She says it's, "A d18 design based on dice used over 2000 years ago. First glimpse."

If you have a gaming blog, vlog, podcast, or website we want to feature you. So here's all my contact info. Stay in touch.

Hairy Larry (follow me on the fediverse)

Gamer+ News August 3, 2020

Tonight on the Related To Geeks Podcast we will talk about Dungeons &
Dragons as represented in other media like movies, television, books,
and music. This is an open game chat and everyone is welcome. The
Related To Geeks Podcast will be held at 9:00 PM Central in the
gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

The Related To Geeks Book Club podcast about Brandon Sanderson's
"Warbreaker" has been posted. Season-1--Episode-7---Warbreaker-ehi53j

Alan made a couple of announcements about his Chronicles Of Ember
Starter Set that should be available now. This looks like a good way to
get into this cold, dangerous, fuzzy RPG. If you like games where you
actually get scared The Chronicles Of Ember is for you.

And added to Links:

Here's an interesting Youtube channel called Tabletop Bellhop, your
cardboard concierge. Interesting videos about all kinds of tabletop

If you haven't read Order Of The Stick you've got hours of fun in front
of you.

Let me know what's new in your world of gaming. Message, email, or,
best of all, post about what you've been doing at Gamer+.

Hairy Larry



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