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[Imagine Chat] Role Players Creed 1. I will maintain the illusion of the game by staying in character whenever possible. I will withhold out of character comments until absolutely necessary and even then I will whisper or ICQ them to the other players. 2. Engineering mosquitos to reject malaria One of the easiest and often most effective means of controlling the spread of malaria is to control the mosquitos that carry it to humans. Unfortunately, that has proven to be just as much of an evolutionary arms race as targeting malaria itself; mosquitos evolve resistance to pesticides almost as quickly as malaria has evolved resistance to drugs. Recent efforts have focused on forms of control that don't impose a huge fitness burden on the mosquito population. This general approach has been tested in the wild on the mosquitos that carry Dengue fever, which scientists infected with bacteria that block the spread of the virus. Now, researchers are reporting that they've developed genetically modified mosquitos that turn mosquitos into a dead-end for the malarial parasite.

Cyberformance Cyberformance refers to live theatrical performances in which remote participants are enabled to work together in real time through the medium of the internet, employing technologies such as chat applications or purpose-built, multiuser, real-time collaborative software (for example, UpStage, Visitors Studio, the Waterwheel Tap and other platforms). Cyberformance is also known as online performance, networked performance, telematic performance, and digital theatre; there is as yet no consensus on which term should be preferred, but cyberformance has the advantage of compactness. For example, it is commonly employed by users of the UpStage platform to designate a special type of Performance art activity taking place in a cyber-artistic environment. History and context[edit] The Hamnet Players.

Skype calls to feature ads big enough to interrupt any conversation Skype has provided a great service for years, keeping us connected with friends and family. But there's always been one thing missing—marketers interrupting calls with giant display ads. Skype is finally fixing that problem, with today's launch of so-called "Conversation Ads" that will appear within the calling window during audio calls. Why are they called Conversation Ads? Because Skype is actually hoping users will discuss the content of the ads during phone calls. In other words, Skype (now owned by Microsoft) is hoping to interrupt the normal flow of human conversation, with advertisements targeted at users based on their location, gender, and age.

JA2 v1.13 / FrontPage !!! Bugfix for German Version for the 4870 Release !!! New Update (Bugfix) Version for the 4870 Release Wargaming A wargame, (also war game) is a strategy game that deals with military operations of various types, real or fictional. Wargaming is the hobby dedicated to the play of such games, which can also be called conflict simulations, or consims for short. When used professionally by the military to study warfare, "war game" may refer to a simple theoretical study or a full-scale military exercise. Hobby wargamers have traditionally used "wargame", while the military has generally used "war game"; this is not a hard and fast rule. Although there may be disagreements as to whether a particular game qualifies as a wargame or not, a general consensus exists that all such games must explore and represent some feature or aspect of human behaviour directly bearing on the conduct of war, even if the game subject itself does not concern organized violent conflict or warfare.[1] The business wargames exists too, but in general they are only role playing games based on market situations. Overview[edit]

Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The Line : NPR Ed A social studies class at Campton Elementary School in Wolfe County, Ky. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR A social studies class at Campton Elementary School in Wolfe County, Ky. iOS Board Games The Kickstarter for Armello is now live! As we've reported in the past, the gorgeous Armello has been a passion project for League of Geeks. They've been building the game part time, around busy schedules. The Kickstarter is an opportunity for them to raise funds to make the game even better allowing several members of the team to hop on full time. Storytelling game Since this person usually sets the ground and setting for the story, he or she is often referred to as the "storyteller" (often contracted to "ST") or "narrator". Any number of other alternate forms may be used, many of which are variations on the term "gamemaster"; these variants are especially common in storytelling games derived from or similar to role-playing games. In contrast to improv theater, storytelling gamers describe the actions of their characters rather than acting them out, except during dialogue or, in some games, monologue. That said, live action versions exist, which are very much akin to theater except in the crucial absence of a non-participating audience. Role-playing games[edit] The most popular modern storytelling games originated as a sub-genre of role-playing games, where the game rules and statistics are heavily de-emphasised in favor of creating a believable story and immersive experience for all involved.

'Dentist Of Horror' Gets 8 Years For Harming Patients In France Victims wait the start of the trial of Dutch dentist Jacobus Van Nierop on March 8 at the Nevers courthouse in central France. Van Nierop has since been sentenced to eight years behind bars. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images A Dutch dentist has been sentenced to eight years behind bars for harming patients in a rural French town. The original web archive of game manuals Everyone has been putting up with the ridiculous amount of spam on the site for far too long now, so I've taken some pretty serious steps toward dealing with that problem. First of all, I've gone through and banned several hundred spammers as well as deleting several thousand of their spam posts. Even with help from an automated tool to do this, my wrist is sore from the clicking. I've also instituted a "new user" time period. When you sign up for a new account you will not be able to post links of any kind right away and the number of posts you can make will be limited.

Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game The Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game is a role-playing game created and written by Erick Wujcik, set in the fictional universe created by author Roger Zelazny for his Chronicles of Amber. The game is unusual in that no dice are used in resolving conflicts or player actions; instead a simple diceless system of comparative ability, and narrative description of the action by the players and gamemaster, is used to determine how situations are resolved.[1][2] History[edit] Cover of Shadow Knight Both books were translated into French and published by Jeux Descartes in 1994 and 1995.

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