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LeviKornelsen

@LeviKornelsen@dice.camp

Canadian maker of tabletop RPG bits and assorted weirdness.

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Consider:

Stinking hairy man-creatures with only a patch of pale skin around their bright eyes, dressed in layers of filthy rags with a few furs crudely lashed on - untrustworthy, often spiteful, but offering and trading in marvels.

I'm just saying; early colonial traders as monster-men works way better than the "savages" they traded with.

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Now revising the culture cards; sticking to the "One question with sample answers", since that seems like it's hitting all the points.

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Revised Kith cards for Awen, all done (until next test).

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My hopes that we'll eventually see actually ethically sound AI are consistently undermined by the people who are in charge of the main organizations in the field.

Especially this fuckwad.

https://www.wheresyoured.at/sam-altman-is-full-of-shit/

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"Guilty pleasure" really should mean like "Excitedly getting packages from Amazon, despite knowing how shit they are", and not like "Eating delicious cake".

Not an original thought, I know, but seriously, it'd be so much more useful that way.

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Today, pouring theoretically much better clay slip into theoretically much better plaster molds. We'll see how much better they actually all end up being?

At minimum, this should give me much paler results, which'll make for brighter colours when glazed. I hope.

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Urban Fantasy Concept:

  1. Ritual behaviour is how you talk to your unconscious, and the more personal, the better.

  2. Psi-like abilities are controlled primarily at the unconscious level.

  3. The art of magic is the design of psychologically-personal religions.

  4. Psychics half-believe batshit stuff, know perfectly well that it's batshit, will stab you for trying to explain it's wrong.

LeviKornelsen,
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@nisjasper - It's not NOT Unknown Armies, but the imagined degree of "My religion is utterly tailored and specific to me" is I think a notable departure from UA usual?

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@nisjasper - I'm talking like I said - near religions, built on things like key memories and personal psychological traits, designed to justify psi powers (in the genre sense - telepaths and telekinetics and astral projection).

"Mark practices a tokenistic kind of polytheism. He carries a truck fetish, an icon that reminds him of when he (rather traumatically) saw someone get hit by an eighteen-wheeler. To smash someone telekinetically, he touches the fetish and calls on the spirit of MACK."

LeviKornelsen,
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@nisjasper - In that example, Mark is a Telekinetic. He has a particular psi ability. But to use it, he needs ritual, and his various rituals need to "line up" and not confuse each other.

He engineers himself a faith, cynically,and embraces it, simultaneously earnestly and with irony.

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@ladylakira - Standard therapy, likely. But just to riff a different direction, wouldn't the best personal for-your-psyche religion builders have therapy backgrounds?

Arcane therapy, fighting it's own permanent battle of vigilance against turning into Wellness Mush.

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@ladylakira - Oh, yeah, the horrible shitbags of the setting (or one type at least) would almost certainly be heavy on the "bent medical abusers" family of tropes.

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Apparently Solar, lead singer of the K-Pop group Mamamoo, would like to take you to a gay bar, and this is causing some.... Consternation in certain circles over there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbm5USVQQdk

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Successfully fired and glazed chess dude.

Quality level: Weird stuff found at an import store (And, to be clear, I am perfectly fine with this. Will seek improvements, but this clears "I would not be ashamed to sell this".)

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Levi and Junior have just left the house to play in the backyard.

Junior reverses course and sprints houseward. Levi watches in confusion.

J: I forgot! I forgot! I forgot to put sunscreen on my Barbies!

L: That's not....

Slam of back door

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Wicked Movie:

I have read the full run of Baum Oz books (and have them all in glorious hardcover), most of the other-author books of the "famous forty" canon, the full set of the Maguire takes, and have seen the musical and a PILE of film and series stuff.

Not an expert, but I do know the material.

The new upcoming movie might or might not be particularly good!

But the objections at this point REALLY sound like "I don't know what I'm talking about, but want to make noise to cover my racism".

LeviKornelsen,
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@fdouglaswall - The musical is Extremely A Musical, and very very good as it's own thing while very bad if you want "direct adaptation."

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In the race for "Boringest assholes alive", I've got $50 on "Dudes who are still posting mad about Brie Larson". To place, not to win; the competition IS fierce.

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Ended up just pouring more molds today, ending up with enough that I will theoretically be able to slipcast one side of a chessboard, plus some bonus pieces, as a single batch, just bam.

Which is a fun ability to have.

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I'm not generally annoyed by discussion of D&D, and can even often participate, but the period of ramp-up to new books is tiring.

I don't have judgment for anyone; I've got my list of crap companies I buy from - but I'm just.... not going to be giving Wizards any money.

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Got proper plaster for moldmaking yesterday and started in on printing off a batch of new masters for the chess-type dudes (with arms on).

Spent my free time today pouring new molds; still need to cure, dry, and get the edges finished, but that's for tomorrow.

Thursday or Friday, I should be testing glazes on pieces out of the old molds, and starting pouring in the new molds.

Been picking my way through this project for about three years now, but satisfyingly finished bits are now in sight!

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Test firing #1; picture sadly does not capture the fading orange glow these had.

Given that these are made of generic cheapo air-dry clay that I made into a just barely passable pouring slip and cast in molds that were a plaster-sand-concrete mix, I don't know if they'll ultimately fire at all properly; gotta wait for them to cool.

But they didn't fall to bits upon getting properly hot, so that's a winning first attempt in my books.

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And now I have a tiny craft kiln....

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Is anyone as excited about Heavy Gear as me? I love this series, and am excited to run a game soon.
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/457450/heavy-gear-fourth-edition-roleplaying-game-rulebook?affiliate_id=2298

LeviKornelsen,
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@elvenwizardking - I DID NOT REALIZE THIS WAS OUT.

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Well this is fucking great. Or terrible.

One of those, anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLLQFLXz6VE

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