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MTG Deck: Obzedat, Ghost Council (Sacomander)
Broadcasts ( ... ) Friends ( ... ) Events ( ... ) Broadcast and play with locals Broadcasting is a way to meet up and play with people in your area. Location…
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Why Crystal is the most promising programming language of 2018
Years ago a number of developers had the collective thought experiment “what if we took Ruby-like syntax and wrote a fast-as-C, general-purpose, typed language…
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Posted by Nathan ( @circuitlions ) on in Culture , Games , Videogames A Japanese toymaker’s role in the history of board games If you played NES in the 80s,…
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Opinion | Stephen King: Can a Novelist Be Too Productive?
THERE are many unspoken postulates in literary criticism, one being that the more one writes, the less remarkable one’s work is apt to be. Joyce Carol Oates,…
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Chapter 4 | Old School Magic – Build Your Own Old School Format – Vintage Magic
Authors Note: The response to this series has been heartening. In the works since 2013, many of the articles in this series were first outlined and drafted…
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IQ scores are falling and have been for decades
Story highlights The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores "It's not that dumb people are having more kids than smart…
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The Truman Show
June 5, 1998 Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey, THE DEAD POOL , PINK CADILLAC ) thinks he just enjoys a normal white picket fence type life mowing the lawn and saying…
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The History Of Recorded Jazz | uDiscover
So much of our history is about establishing records: we are fascinated by who was first to do a particular thing. Yet all too often the history that’s passed…
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Rebel Rebel
Rimbaud’s renunciation of poetry is a mystery that continues to haunt his fans. Illustration by ANDRÉ CARRILHO On a winter day in 1883, aboard a steamer that…
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practice
MENU Hex boards HavannaH & Atoll NEW! Stones Register Prints Play Practice Hex wiki HEXX6 Tournament Meetings and Demos Order Contact Practice Practice with…
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Moving forward looking back
Main menu Home The ArenA The Pit AiAi Axiom Game System Puzzles Game links Puzzle links How I invented games and why not Balancing protocols in symmetric…
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Loper OS » Open Problem: Delousing the Asus C101PA.
Apr. 26 update: This article is obsolete, the pill — was found; if you have this machine, scroll to the end. The Asus C101PA Chromebook is a very interesting…
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The Land Before Binary – Marianne Bellotti – Medium
In the early days of computing, 1 + 1 didn’t always equal 10 In the summer of 2016, USDS assigned me to the IRS to work on a project called Online Accounts.…
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The 640K memory limit of MS-DOS – Coder's Rants
At the beginning of the 90’s, the PC platform was often mocked by its rivals. Of course, PCs were much more powerful than, say, an Amiga 500. But the Amiga…
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6502 arithmetic and why it is terrible
Introduction So I've been working on a compiler called Cowgol. This is intended to produce code for very small 8-bit machines, primarily the 6502 (because I…
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Minimalist C Libraries « null program
Minimalist C Libraries June 10, 2018 nullprogram.com/blog/2018/06/10/ In the past year I’ve written a number of minimalist C libraries,particularly header…
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The War on Dignity - Commentary Magazine
The Rise of Victimhood Culture makes the case that incentives at the modern American university have created a new moral culture, one where victimhood is…
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The Smaller the Theater, the Faster the Music - Issue 61: Coordinates - Nautilus
This article is part of Nautilus’ month-long exploration of the science and art of time. Read the introduction . H ow is composing music of a given meter…
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Fortran is still a thing – Hacker Noon
Last week NASA announced a code optimization competition . There is a Navier-Stokes equations solver used to model aerodynamics, and basically, the one who…
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Bios: An Exercise in Worldbuilding through Gameplay
Shiny object alert! A few days ago, I visited my local hobby shop, and a rare gem on the shelves caught my eye. A new copy of the board-game Bios: Megafauna ,…
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Bios: Genesis – The First Billion Years
So, let’s begin. The exercise is to play through Phil Eklund’s games Bios: Genesis and Bios: Megafauna , and use the results to inspire the design of a solar…
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Organicity in abstract strategy games
Note: This post wasn’t written by me (Nick Bentley), but rather by one of my game design mentors, Christian Freeling: …who is probably insane Christian is an…
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10 days ago
Shelving; Building a Datalog for fun! and profit? · f : ⊥ x ⊥ → ⊥
Shelving; Building a Datalog for fun! and profit? 17 May 2018 This post is my speaker notes from my May 3 SF Clojure talk (video) on building Shelving , a toy…
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Raymond E. Feist on Building a World From Scratch - Unbound Worlds
The folks at Unbound Worlds asked what it was like to transition from Midkemia to a whole new world. The answer is not at all what I thought it would be when I…
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How Tolkien created Middle-earth
Dust jacket of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.Photograph: The Tolkien Trust 1977 A s a fantasy lover, I can barely remember a time when I wasn’t aware of JRR…
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Lisp in Small Pieces of Clojure - part 1
Lisp in Small Pieces is a deep exploration of some of the fundamentals of programming that proceeds by describing a series of lisp evaluators and compilers over…
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An Irresistible Life force
AN IRRESISTIBLE LIFE FORCE Ian MacDonald - 1975 SUPER NOVAE are stars that suddenly flare up with dramatic brightness. They are believed to be 'binary systems'…
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A Guide to the Progressive Rock Genres
V2.0 A shared resource of The Gibraltar Encyclopedia of ProgressiveRock and Gnosis web sites by Mike McLatchey I. CONTENTS CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ORGANIZATION…
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Inside the mind of Magma's Christian Vander
There is almost no useful frame of reference to describe the music of Magma. Founded in 1969 by French pianist/drummer Christian Vander, Magma have never…
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MAGMA: THE STORY OF THE LAST DAY
MAGMA: THE STORY OF THE LAST DAY April 4th, 2015 | Interviews illustration by bob kurthy Christian Vander grew up surrounded by the music of greats like John…
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Interview with Christian Vander
vsebina strani Home Artists News Issues Concerts Partners Contact High Hopes _ Interview with Christian Vander of Magma _ By RokPodgrajšek (translation help:…
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Immersing oneself in Magma: a Christian Vander interview
Immersing oneself in Magma: a Christian Vander interview 30 March 2015 by Christian Vander by Pierre-Emile Bertona Any music geek who has spent time in Japan…
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Modulo Lotus: A case study in refactoring Clojure trie code for performance
Last summer, I was doing HackerRank for fun and whiteboard practice, and I came across a nifty little trie exercise . The challenge was to add a list of…
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Life in Blooms: 3rd eyes, minimal life, and one-sided seki
I’m trying to understand a game I invented called Blooms , and I’m sharing my thoughts here in the hope readers will offer criticism as a bulwark against my…
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What can Aristotle teach us about the routes to happiness? – Edith Hall | Aeon Essays
In the Western world, only since the mid-18th century has it been possible to discuss ethical questions publicly without referring to Christianity. Modern…
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Tiny Pascal
TRS‑80.org Computers Arcade Games Interviews Hardware Books Software Magazines written by Matthew Reed The cover of Radio Shack’s Tiny Pascal manual Tiny…
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An Introduction to the Myrddin Language
Myrddin Press 'Run' to see output! Myrddin is a programming language. It aims for control and simplicity. Itfeatures strong type checking, generics, type…
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Gary Gygax’s Whitebox OD&D House Rules
At the beginning of our World Oranj Whitebox OD&D game I started picking through various common house rulings in order to put together my own initial set of…
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Clube do Tabuleiro de Campinas
O Jogo é muito simples de ser feito, mas demora um pouquinho para os Jogadores entenderem como funciona, mas 2 ou 3 rodadas já são suficientes para o…
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Welcome, Guest! - [ Login ] Help 0 Cart All Products Magic YuGiOh Pokemon Cardfight Vanguard Dragon Ball Super Final Fantasy Star Wars: Destiny Weiss Schwarz…
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ARGUING WITH MYSELF (by Tom Russell)
There are a number of reasons why I write these blog-things twice a week. Some of them are pretty obvious and mercenary: for example, it helps promote awareness…
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An interview with the creator of Scorched Earth, Wendell T. Hicken
Lighting the fire... How did you learn to program games, and what advice would you give to someone interested at trying their hand at it? While other kids were…
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David H. Ahl Video Game Credits and Biography - MobyGames
Sign in Register Games Forums Updates Site News New Games Game Updates New Reviews New Companies Company Updates Developer Updates Contribute Add New Game Add…
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Conquest of Paradise As a 4X Game
B elow is another article from one of our newer blog contributors, David Waldorf. You can find his previous InsideGMT articles covering Conquest of Paradise…
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CSW Forum - La Grande Guerre (Azure Wish)
Tom Kassel - 12:33pm Jan 10, 2000 EST On intercepting this report the MINNEAPOLIS sent a despatch which said "two" (instead of "no" as was intended) carriers in…
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Tuunbaq | Dungeon World Codex
Codex Browse Create Login Tuunbaq Solitary, Large, PlanarBite (b[2d12] damage)20 HP1 armorNear Special Qualities: Impervious to non-magical weapons, Demon,…
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The Hypertext d20 SRD (v3.5 d20 System Reference Document) :: d20srd.org
The Hypertext d20 SRD TM is owned by BoLS Interactive LLC . ‘d20 System’ and the ‘d20 System’ logo are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and are used…
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19 days ago
Talking Baseball Mogul with Clay Dreslough - Part I
Since we have been talking about baseball simulations as of late, I figured I'd share this with the Talking Chop and SB Nation family. Over at my other site,…
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Clay Dreslough Sports Mogul interview
Interview with the designer of two top sports sims by Dave McAwesome I've played Clay Dreslough's games for years. After the demise of Front Page Sports, I…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMESOF SID SACKSON (A through B) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy Acquire : There is not much to say that hasn't already been said about…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMESOF SID SACKSON (C through D) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy Camp: Strictly an abstract game with the only semblance of theme being…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMESOF SID SACKSON (E through L) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy ExecutiveDecision: This waspublished in 1971 by 3M and was one of the…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMESOF SID SACKSON (M) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy Maloney'sInheritance : This game wasoriginally published by Research Games Inc. as…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMESOF SID SACKSON (N through R) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy New York: Being a NewYorker (as was Sid), this is one of my favorites.…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMESOF SID SACKSON (S) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy Samarkand: This waspublished by Abacus/Rio Grande games in 1998. This was…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMESOF SID SACKSON (T) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy Take 5 : This game,published by Gamescience/ Renwal in 1969, is the precursor to…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMESOF SID SACKSON (U through Z) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy Upthrust: Originally publishedas Score-Up in GAMES magazine. Players…
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NOTES ON TABLE BATTLES: AGE OF ALEXANDER no. 17-23 (by Tom Russell)
17. Chaeronea (2 August 338 BCE) When I translate a given engagement into the peculiar language of Table Battles, a lot of my time is spent on things that a lot…
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Publish Everything (Pretty Much)
Publish pretty much everything you write because you can’t predict what is going to be popular. There is a lower bar for quality, but barring dishonesty and…
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APL deserves its renaissance too
This is the Game of Life in APL. life←{↑1 ⍵∨.∧3 4=+/,¯1 0 1∘.⊖¯1 0 1∘.⌽⊂⍵} I know, I know. I should have started with the introduction. But doesn’t it introduce…
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Meditations on Lisp
Lisp is a fantastic programming language, one which I’ve toyed with for many years, but have been taking far more seriously in recent months. One of the more…
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PLisp
PLisp By popular demand... I recently managed to create a disk image of what was apparently thelast known copy of P-Lisp on planet earth. P-Lisp was a 1981…
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Apple II Search / Retro Computer Scene
Retro Computer Scene by cbm8bit supporting retro computer communities. log in or join » Search Webdrive Banner Exchange Weblinks Retro Scores Archives Articles…
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LEARNING LISP - Contents
LEARNING LISP - Contents This material has NOT been updated from the original 1984 textwhich I found it completely by accident in a tarball at this…
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Old School Cube
It's time for another visit from our three-time Shark winner and 2015 Pimpvitational Champion Elof Gottfridsson. This time he's setting his constructed…
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25 days ago
Commodore KERNAL History | pagetable.com
If you have ever written 6502 code for the Commodore 64, you may remember using “JSR $FFD2” to print a character on the screen. You may have read that the jump…
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A Civilian's Primer on Military Rank and Insignia | The Art of Manliness
If you’re a regular ol’ civilian like me, you might have a lot of respect for the military, but you don’t know much about military culture. For example,…
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The Dice Dungeon
About A quick, two player game of Dice, Dungeons and Waffles. Dare you face the perils of The Dice Dungeon ? Are you brave enough to overcome goblin hoards,…
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Skip55 the arithmetic board game
About We launched the mathematics puzzle game in our last campaign. It was well received but it is designed for only one or two players. With Skip55 we have…
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Taper #1
Taper#1 :a minimal labyrinth Spring 2018 published by Bad Quarto :about Taper #1 Sebastian Bartlett 193 [USE ARROW KEYS] ArcMaze Lillian-Yvonne Bertram for the…
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LAST MAN (by Tom Russell)
When you write about a hundred blog things a year, sometimes you write about game design, sometimes you write about business and marketing, sometimes you write…
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Symbolics Lisp Machine Museum
Macintosh Centris (68040), Symbolics Ivory Model-3 Nubuscard, Symbolics keyboard and mouse, Sony LCD screen (picture courtesy of R. Joswig) Symbolics Inc. was a…
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UbuWeb Sound - Obscure Records
UbuWeb Sound - Obscure Records ÊÊÊ Sound UbuWeb Obscure Records (1975-78) Obscure No. 1: The Sinking of the Titanic – Gavin Bryars (1975) Obscure No. 2:…
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Byte Magazine Volume 03 Number 12 - Life
Byte Magazine Volume 03 Number 12 - Life Settings About This Book Read Aloud Search Share This Book Settings Page Layout Zoom Experimental (may not work) About…
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Code
A relatively simple Datalog engine in Rust In this post we will build up a relatively concise Datalog engine: DataFrog . I initially wrote "simple", and I think…
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Looney Labs Video Index | Looney Labs
Fluxx Video Index <-- We also have a page with only the Fluxx videos!
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What Makes a Game Good?
G ames are a matter of taste! The perceived value of a game depends greatly on the individual preferences of those who play it. Some players prefer games of…
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The Dice Shop | Roleplaying Dice | Wargaming Dice | Specialist Dice | Modelling Supplies | Games Accessories | Dice
Menu Facebook Twitter About Us Latest News FAQ Contact Us My Account My Account About Us Latest News FAQ Contact us Currency Shopping Cart Go to Checkout Home…
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Interview with Tom Russell Designer of Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy from Hollandspiele
One game from 2017 that totally blew me away was Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777 from Hollandspiele. More so in the…
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