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Winds and Whales - Duloth. Setting: Welcome to the lands of Irthai, where the skywhales roam and the sound of gunfire fills the distant air. Irthai is the name of the world itself; and the name claimed by the Empire that wishes to rule it. The world is made up of dozens of small islands, thousands of tiny spots of land barely large enough to build a good home on, and the Endless sea stretching in all directions. The volcanic peaks of these islands rise thousands of feet in the air, and most major cities lie in the cones of those volcanoes which died long ago. For many centuries, the people of Irthai would fish and work at the world's surface; until man first learned to domesticate the Skywhale. Skywhales: An adult Skywhale is a 500-foot long floating behemoth with an enormous tail and six fan-like fins along its sides.

Dragon; Killer Skywhales: The "Killer Skywhale" or "Dragon" as the Empire calls them, is a very distant cousin of the Skywhale. The Empire: The Houses: Rebellion: Skyforest Tribes: Players: Abilities: Rules: Lady Blackbird: Adventures in the Wild Blue Yonder. Lady Blackbird is on the run from an arranged marriage to Count Carlowe.

She hired a smuggler skyship, The Owl, to take her from her palace on the Imperial world of Ilysium to the far reaches of the Remnants, so she could be with her once secret lover: the pirate king Uriah Flint. HOWEVER, just before reaching the halfway point of Haven, The Owl was pursued and captured by the Imperial cruiser Hand of Sorrow, under charges of flying a false flag. EVEN NOW, Lady Blackbird, her bodyguard, and the crew of The Owl are detained in the brig, while the Imperial commander runs the smuggler ship’s registry over the wireless. It’s only a matter of time before they discover the outstanding warrants and learn that The Owl is owned by none other than the infamous outcast, Cyrus Vance. How will Lady Blackbird and the others escape the Hand of Sorrow? What dangers lie in their path?

Will they be able to find the secret lair of the pirate king? Go. Game Geeks #129 Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies. 14 Cool USB Gadgets To Give Your Workspace Some Extra Oomph. Saturday, December 21 2013 We curated 14 of the coolest and most unique USB gadgets you probably didn't know existed. No matter what your desk looks like, one of these can only make it better. They are not concepts. They all do exist and can be purchased. USB Toaster Hub & Toast Flash Drives Shaped like a tiny toaster, this USB hub features 4 USB ports and an SD card reader… $25+ USB Squirming Tentacle Plug it into a USB port and it'll start squiggling. USB Powered BB Gun If you have declared war on your office mates, this mini USB powered sniper rifle could be just what you are looking for. USB Rocket Launcher Cubicle warfare just got better! USB LED Fan Clock Finally, you'll be able to know the time while on a computer… details - $19.99 Airplane USB Mini Fan Feel the cool air blow your way with this quirky airplane fan by Kikkerland. $8 Astronaut USB Light Plug this next to the airplane mini fan, and you have yourself a complete lightning and cooling solution!

Bright Idea – The USB Lightbulb. Rule Of Cool RPGs | Legend offers cinematic combat and versatility. All proceeds go to Child's Play. Pet Peeves: Tabletop Mechanics. I'm going to do my best to keep this from being a fan-boy declaration of how amazing Dungeon World is...but I make no promises. My very first game of DnD was played using the 4th edition rules. I played a cleric, and got VERY bored very quickly. I partially blame the GM, but it didn't help that the other players had min-maxed to the point that I never needed to heal anyone, and was pretty useless overall. About a year or two later, I wanted to play again, but none of my friends wanted to GM. I figured "How hard can it be? " and downloaded and printed out the Legend system, ready to absorb the rules, and start an adventure.

Legend has grid-based, tactical combat. But I came away from that experience hating a single mechanic: Checks. Armor Checks/ClassDifficulty ChecksPerception Checks For those who don't know, the basic mechanic is that any task the player is attempting has a number representing how difficult the task is. But, as a GM, I do not like it. DC 35: Falling snowflakes. Risus: The Anything RPG. Risus News & Community Centers If you enjoy Risus, you're not alone (and you're about to become even less so). Risus includes one of the best features any roleplaying game can have: an active global community. The following are some of its grooviest expressions; join in! The Official Mailing List: The official Risus Mailing List is a 24/7 source of news from the world of Risus! Essentials & Oddities Honestly, they're all just oddities (none of them are really essential), but I personally keep them stapled to my buttocks at all times.

The Paperwork: Risus Character Sheets come in two sizes: "portrait" and "wallet sized," and now include a new "campaign-style" sheet as well. Translations: Risus in Other Languages Risus is (a) kind of adorable (b) enjoyed by many and (c) really very short. Risus: Das Alles Geht Rollenspiel is the German Translation (Risus 2) by Alexander-Lars Dallmann. Lasers_and_feelings_rpg.pdf. Goblinoid Games - Products - Labyrinth Lord. Warrior, Rogue & Mage | Stargazer Games. Open Adventure. Begin Your Adventure Today! Develop Help shape the future of Open Adventure with your ideas, home-made rules and creative talents! We need writers, artists, game masters and players such as yourself to help make Open Adventure your game!

Discuss Share your experiences with players and game masters just like yourself from all around the world! Whether it's to make new friends, find people to play with, or discuss the game, there's always something to talk about! What Sets "Open Adventure" Apart Simple: Open Adventure was born from a need for a simple, easy-to-learn game that could be taught in 10-20 minutes to someone who's never before played adventure or role playing games. Made for All Ages: Modern day RPGs can span upwards of 600 pages in rules.

One Mechanic: Instead of using a hundred different mechanics to represent a hundred different situations, we use one common mechanic to handle ability tests, saves, combat and everything else! Free & Libre: Who doesn't like free stuff? Direct Linking - 1KM1KT. - What's He On About Now? Kingdom Building. Some heroes found kingdoms, driving out hostile monsters to make room for peaceful settlers. Others lead soldiers into battle, waging great and terrible wars. This section presents rules for building a kingdom and waging war that focus on the larger tactics of city planning and troop strategy rather than managing details of individual settlers and soldiers. This section uses “kingdom” as a universal term to represent all kinds of domains, regardless of size, form of government, and gender of the ruler. Most of the decisions are in the hands of the players, and these rules are written with that assumption, using terms like “your kingdom” and “your army.”

However, the GM is still in charge of the campaign, and is expected to make judgments about the repercussions of player decisions. Ruling a Kingdom Kingdom Building Quick Reference Use the kingdom sheet to track the statistics of your kingdom, just as you use a character sheet to track the statistics of your character. Overview. - What's He On About Now? Adventurer Conqueror King | Autarch. Secrets of a Mind-Gamer. Art of memory. The art of memory (Latin: ars memoriae) is any of a number of a loosely associated mnemonic principles and techniques used to organize memory impressions, improve recall, and assist in the combination and 'invention' of ideas. An alternative and frequently used term is "Ars Memorativa" which is also often translated as "art of memory" although its more literal meaning is "Memorative Art".

It is sometimes referred to as mnemotechnics.[1] It is an 'art' in the Aristotelian sense, which is to say a method or set of prescriptions that adds order and discipline to the pragmatic, natural activities of human beings.[2] It has existed as a recognized group of principles and techniques since at least as early as the middle of the first millennium BCE,[3] and was usually associated with training in rhetoric or logic, but variants of the art were employed in other contexts, particularly the religious and the magical. Origins and history[edit] One of Giordano Bruno's simpler pieces Principles[edit]

Make A Living Writing - Practical Help for Hungry Writers. Memory and Forgetting. How To Write An Article. Rom time to time, people write to me suggesting ideas for an article. If I think they have merit, I put them on what I call my "short list" (the quotations are because the short list is anything but short these days). One topic that's been on my short list for many years is a column about writing columns. I've been the author of Making Magic since 2002 and I wrote multiple columns as well as many articles in The Duelist for many years before that, so it's definitely something I've had some experience with. So for my article today, I am going to talk about the dos and don'ts of writing an article. For those who are interested in writing, this hopefully will give you some things to think about.

Here are some things you need to think about when making an article: #1: Choose a Good Title Let's start at the very beginning. Here are some things to think about when choosing your title: Does it explain what you article is about? #2: Use a Thesis Paragraph See up above. Your audience comes in cold. Interesting Topics to Write About. We know we want to write, but when it comes down to putting pen on paper, we're often lost about what we should write. Will it be interesting? Will it make a difference? Should I just pen what I think, or is that too personal? If you're confused, here are some interesting topics to inspire great writing. Writing is a form of expression that cannot be taught or learned. A very simple way to decide what to write about is to target your interests and subjects that fascinate you.

Overall, a topic that interests you (or something you understand and have knowledge about) and your passion for it will help produce a masterpiece. When Aliens Meet Earthlings Do Aliens Exist? Mysteries of the World Lost Civilizations of the WorldBermuda Triangle TheoriesMystery Surrounding Jack the RipperWhat was the Bigfoot Mystery All About? Gender Wars The Real Meaning of Gender EqualityAre Men Really Better Drivers than Women?

A Twist of Humor. How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly. Translations: Belorussian Introduction: Four Types of Discursive Writing From time to time people express amazement at how I can get so much done. I, of course, aware of the many hours I have idled away doing nothing, demur. It feels like nothing special; I don't work harder, really, than most people. Nonetheless, these people do have a point. Begin by writing - in your head, at least - your second paragraph (that would be the one you just read, above). But how do you write this paragraph? You have more options because there are four types of discursive writing. These are your choices of types of article or essay: Argument: convinces someone of something Explanation: tells why something happened instead of something else Definition: states what a word or concept means Description: identifies properties or qualities of things An argument is a collection of sentences (known formally as 'propositions') intended to convince the reader that something is he case.

Organizing Your Writing Argument: 30 Animes That Are Perfect For Binge-Watching And Definitely Not For Kids. Don’t make any plans because these shows might consume your life. Attack on Titan Funimation Recommended if you like: Game of Thrones , The Walking Dead , very sad things constantly happening The elevator pitch: People live in walled cities hiding from giants that eat humans. Legions of knights who fly around like Spiderman with grappling hooks, hoping to stop the giants from eating people. Berserk Madman Entertainment Recommended if you like: Game of Thrones , 300 , just totally outrageous violence The elevator pitch: Berzerk is one giant bloody mess of a medeval slash-em-up knight story. Big O Animax Recommended if you like: Batman: The Animated Series , Dark City , big robots The elevator pitch: Take a millionaire like Bruce Wayne, put him in a giant robot, and then have him fight other huge robots.

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Forums -> Get paid to write at textbroker. Posted by gamegreen, Jan 24 2012, 03:45 PM Here is the link: I've earned consistent money at this site, making about $7.50 for every 500 words I write. The nice thing is that you never run out of work at this site! How this works is that people who need articles and content for their web sites come and post jobs for writers to complete. I have written for other sites, but the great thing about this site is that you pretty much get paid guaranteed for each article you write, as long as the client is happy with it. Topics are varied, and there are always a lot to choose from.

I always go for articles that contain relatively simple instructions, and easy to research. Then, I will copy and paste the information I need from these results into a text file, until I have the information I need in about as many words as the client had requested for the article. Then I make sure it passes copyscape: That Word Chick Reviews | That Word Chick. I found through the forums on a work from home site, which is how I find most of the ones I work on. I’m actually so fond of it, I’m loathe to share, but if it stimulates business for the textbroker site it may mean even more work down the road. Thus far, I’ve done approximately 30 articles for the site in two weeks, somewhere in the realm of 8k words total. I give Textbroker 4 out of 5 pens – it is a good freelance site with very few problems, no real fees, and a solid payment system. To get into textbroker, you have to submit a sample article to assure them you have at least a rudimentary grasp of the language.

Pro: Your sample article isn’t used, response and acceptance are very fast. Con: Must submit a sample article to start writing on the site. The rates are based, essentially, on “star rating”, which presumably is your measure of writing ability, as decided by Textbroker. Textbroker takes 30%, but it’s already removed in the rates that are shown. Like this: Related. The Most Complete List of Freelance Writing Websites on the Internet | Residuals and Royalties.

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Many of my readers make a large portion of their online income from freelance writing and I have written quite a few posts about various websites that pay you for your content. I have a few sources that have supplied me with the list of various freelance writing websites, but I realized that there was no place on the internet that had a full master list. I decided to set out to create the largest list of freelance writing websites and “paid to blog” websites available online. I think I may have succeeded in my quest. Three of the websites that I frequently visit to get ideas for posts are Freelance Home Writer, Freelance Writer Online and Freelance Writer Websites. You can see the full list on my resources page and if there are any websites that I have omitted or left out, please let me know about it. You can view the complete list below: Freelance Writing Websites and Paid to Blog Websites Happy writing!

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