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How about a #TTRPG adventure that not only helps you immerse in a #Fantasy and #Mythic setting, but helps you bring a bit of this world outside the game?

#TheCaveOfOurPeople introductory adventure for #PrimalQuest does exactly that!

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In #TheCaveOfOurPeople, PCs are going through a #RitualOfPassage to become full members of their tribe. They are not necessarily young. They accept people from all sorts, from other people and species, other tribes, exiled ones, and anyone who needs a place for themselves.

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They will drink a magical tea prepared by the tribe’s elder and experience vivid dreams that will reveal their destiny and secrets of their people’s past. They will see things that were not there but will be guided by the tribe’s ancestors too. It’s a #DreamCrawl!

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… C'est la sortie dans les librairies françaises d'un roman d'imaginaire qui me tient particulièrement à cœur : Un Étranger en Olondre de la fabuleuse Sofia Samatar. /1

➡ En voici, la critique : bit.ly/3DPj38H

@ArgyllEditions #Books #Fantasy #Livres Image
Un roman de fantasy magnifique et indispensable passé inaperçu malheureusement lors de sa première parution en langue française malgré le courage et le talent de Patrick Dechesne, son traducteur, qui livre ici une partition remarquable lui aussi. /2
Ce roman est d'autant plus particulier pour moi car c'est grâce à lui que j'ai fait la rencontre de Sofia Samatar, autrice américaine d'une gentillesse incroyable et d'une érudition remarquable.
Je me souviens d'elle comme de ma plus belle interview aux Imaginales. /3 Image
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Revisiting my #top10 #fantasy #books
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@ViciousRicardan

(18) MARK CHADBOURN
@Chadbourn

My introduction to Mark Chadbourn came from his Age of Misrule series, literally a trilogy of trilogies for a series of nine books of contemporary millennial fantasy
Not millennial in the sense of the generation, but in the actual millennium at the end of the twentieth century, as well as the world-changing Millennium, which comes upon humanity in a roaring storm of magic
You see, we live in a borrowed world, borrowed from the gods and fabulous beasts that used to rule it and now they want it back. Although borrowed is a strong word - it's more like they left our world on the stove and popped out for a bit to the Otherworld, until it was ready
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Revisiting my #top10 #fantasy #books
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@ViciousRicardan

(17) SEAN STEWART

"Stephen King meets Ibsen. Trust me." - Neal Stephenson
Contemporary fantasy or magical realism in which magic comes bubbling back into our world as a wild and uncontrollable elemental force, coalescing as beings from the force of Jungian collective unconscious
And it is very much Jungian collective unconscious, pointed out in exposition by way of a stand-up comedy routine - as opposed to Freudian, although I would like to have seen a fantasy based on the elemental forces of magic bubbling out of our Freudian unconscious.
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Revisiting my #top10 #fantasy #books
(special mention)
@ViciousRicardan

CHRISTOPHER MOORE

Contemporary comic fantasy, combining the narrative voice (and Californian geography) of John Steinbeck and the comic absurdist fantasy of Kurt Vonnegut. Image
Like other writers, Moore has constructed his own storyverse, with its focus in California (Moore himself lives in San Francisco) and particularly the sleepy town of Pine Cove
Sleepy that is, until invaded by demons and their weary summoners (Practical Demonkeeping), Godzilla (in the fantastically named Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove) or near-miss zombie apocalypses (The Stupidest Angel)
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Wuxia author Qin Hong 秦紅 has just released a short story collection and a novella collection in ebook format (in Chinese):
novella:play.google.com/store/books/de…
short stories: play.google.com/store/books/de…
If you can read Chinese I highly recommend his work.
#wuxia #武俠 #fantasy
These were put out by Qin Hong himself. He is still around, though not in great health. That pic on the cover is pretty recent. He recently underwent heart surgery. He once invited me to his home and treated me to lunch and patiently answered by fanboyish questions...
I know he's wanted to put out his own official versions of his work for a while; there's many mistakes and false attributions on what few works of his are online already. So it's good to see him start doing this. Dunno what or how much more he plans to publish.
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Et si je lançais un thread de mes #lectures pour 2022 ? Hop, c'est parti.
1- "Elder Race" d'Adrian Tchaikovsky. Novella entre #SF et #Fantasy, sympathique mais qui m'a moyennement convaincu malgré de bonnes idées. Les quiproquos engendrés par les différences de culture/langage sont cependant bien gérés. Peut-être lue sur trop de temps pour en profiter. Image
2- "Vivez l'Aventure > Minecraft, Les mines de Kômoriom" par Alain T. Puysségur et Vladimir Subbotin. Revival de la série de Gründ, ici en s'appuyant sur #Minecraft. Aventure sympa, pas trop complexe avec énigmes accessibles aux + jeunes (avec juste un tout petit peu d'aide). Image
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Stuff you can borrow and take home from the HCC Libraries, a thread 🧵 #hccfl
1/ Let’s talk #books 📚 DYK we have different book collections? The circ collection primarily supports research, but some campuses also have collections for fun reading (or research, we don’t judge)
2/ Most books are a 14-day loan but you can renew them twice ✌️ #comics, #fantasy, #mystery, #NYTimes best sellers... we have it all...
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In-house editor @whatallydid shares a book recommendation, just in time for the weekend. If you’ve been looking for something immersive, look no further. #reading #fantasy #nkjemisin #bookrecco
@whatallydid says: "I was late to the N.K Jemisin phenomena, but I'm almost grateful that I didn't discover her before. Because her Broken Earth series got me through the first few terrible weeks of lockdown."
I don't want to give away too much of the plot because it's SO interesting. But at the time, the world seemed to be spinning off its axis and in Jemisin's books, we learn what happens after the world ends. Again. And again. And again.
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🎥 Movie: The Witches 2020

🎧 Audio: English

🎭 Genre: #Adventure #Fantasy #Comedy

⭐️ Rating: 5.5/10

🎯 Tamil Dubbing: No, 🔞: No

🎟 OTT: Prime

🍿 › #TiruppurPrabha12 ‹ 🍿

📱 › #TheWitches ‹ 📱

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1983இல் வெளியான Witches என்னும் புத்தகத்தில் இருந்த கதை, குழந்தைகளான எங்களுக்கு காட்சி வடிவில் கொடுத்திருக்கிறார் Forrest Gump படத்தின் டைரக்டர் Robert Zemeckis.

Get Smart, Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar படங்கள் மூலம் புகழ் பெற்ற Anne Hathaway வில்லியாக, ImageImage
அதுவும் சும்மா வில்லி இல்ல, சூனியக்கார வில்லியாக நடித்து வந்துள்ள படம், நிறைய மாயாஜால காட்சிகள் நிறைந்தது.

இந்த படம் ஒரு சிறுவனை (ஹீரோ) சுற்றி நடக்கும் கதையே,

ஒரு விபத்தில் அந்த சிறுவனின் அப்பா அம்மா இறந்துவிட,

அந்த சிறுவன் அவன் பாட்டியின் வீட்டுக்கு செல்கிறான், ImageImageImage
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#animalworld #fantasy #gamingthriller
கடந்த 2018ஆம் ஆண்டு ஒரு சைனீஸ் ஃபேண்டஸி கம் கேமிங் த்ரில்லராக வெளிவந்த படம் தான் இந்த "அனிமல் வேர்ல்ட்".கதை:ஹீரோ ஒரு மாலில் இருக்கும் ஃபன் சிட்டியின் முன்பு ஜோக்கர் வேடம் அணிந்து குழந்தைகளை மகிழ்விக்கும் வேலையை செய்கிறார்.அவரது அம்மா கோமா
நிலையில் ஒரு மருத்துவமனையில் இருக்கிறார்.அங்கு பணிபுரியும் ஒரு செவிலியர் ஹீரோ காதலிக்கிறார்.அம்மாவின் மருத்துவ செலவை பாதி காப்பீட்டு நிறுவனமும் பாதி ஹீரோவின் காதலியான செவிலியர் பார்த்து கொள்கிறார்.ஒரு நாள் ஹீரோவின் நண்பர் அவரிடம் வந்து "தன்னுடைய முதலாளியின் வீடு விற்பனைக்கு
வர உள்ளது.12 மில்லியன் மதிப்புள்ள வீட்டை உடனடி தேவைக்காக 6 மில்லியனிற்கு விற்க உள்ளர்.எனவே என்னிடம் சிறிய பணம் தான் உள்ளது.உன் அம்மாவின் பெயரில் இருக்கும் வீட்டை அடகு வைத்து பணம் தந்தால்,முதலாளியின் வீட்டை வாங்கி விற்று வரும் லாபத்தில் பாதி தருவதாக கூறுகிறார்".முதலில் வேண்டாம்
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#Fantasy #EURO2020 - The things you need to know
In this thread I will give a quick run-down of what are the things you need to know as an #FPL manager going into the Euros. I will only mention what is different between the two, assume the rest is what you are used too.
Rules:
3 players max from each side during the group stage
4 players max from each side during round of 16
5 players max from each side during the quarters
5 players max from each side during the semis
8 players max from each side during the final
Budget:
Players do not rise and fall in price during the tournament!
You start with 100M and get an automatic rise to 105 during the round of 16 (GW 4).
*Hits are as usual (-4)
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Big congrats to @nonfungibles on releasing their 2020 Annual Non-Fungible Tokens Report! @NathalieBcht, @latelier & I thoroughly enjoyed partnering with them on it: bit.ly/2ZkRiS8.
Some key takeaways from the report & my personal observations a/t #NFTs. A long-ish 🧵👇:
MARKET SIZE: The NFT market had a historic 2020 - tripled in value, reaching $250m (in terms of value of all #Ethereum transactions on chain, so actual market size is even bigger). This is rapid growth for a space that’s just a few years old.
Market is still volatile & prone to speculation but more sophisticated use cases are emerging based on utility, community, competitive elements. All are prerequisites for a more mature market. For all the hype around crypto, it is #NFTs that offer some of the more promising uses.
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So, I got into a LONG!!! talk with a reader/friend of mine about the world of publishing. Now, I'm not an expert, but staring down the release of my 6th book (holy shit, 6th?!), I have to reflect on a few realities of publication & open a dialogue with the #WritingCommunity
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A bit of background: I've been writing since 2006. I self-pub'd my first book in 2009, and continued with self-pub ever since. This was just before self-publication became vogue. And it was a conscious choice - and it was also how I learned what I know. The hard way.

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My friend said, "Getting an agent is like winning the lottery". This isn't wrong.
I tried to query, and was shot down every. single. time.
This isn't unusual. In fact, every #writer know that when you're #querying, this is par for the course.
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#DailyWIT Day 15/365: Sara Al-Jack is a prize-winning Sudanese writer. While none of her full-length works have been translated into English, this fiction was recently published in December in @wwborders: wordswithoutborders.org/article/decemb…
#SudaneseLit #WIT #WomenInTranslation #AfricanLit
#DailyWIT Day 16/365: Malka Lee was a Yiddish immigrant poet who wrote about the pain of watching the Holocaust from the USA.

Just a portion of her memories from childhood were published in Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (1994). #YiddishLit #WIT #HolocaustLit Image
#DailyWIT Day 17/365: Ishrat Afreen is an Urdu writer from Pakistan, with select poems available in English translation in the anthology, We Sinful Women: Contemporary Urdu feminist poetry.
#Poetry #PakistaniLit #UrduLit Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/08/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/01/08/dai…
Along with vaccine rollouts, the U.S. needs a National Hi-Fi Mask Initiative

statnews.com/2021/01/07/nat…

#PandemicResponse #vaccines #masks #COVID19
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I really haven’t made a detailed list of everything I did in the #TTRPG sphere this year. But all in all, I think it was a productive year besides all the problems.
I published #LostInTheFantasyWorld, a #Visitation #Fantasy game I developed playing with my 5 year old kid!

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I made my first #SoloRPG inspired by @pangalactic #WretchedAndAlone engine, called #LostInTheDeep. It’s pretty much a homage to the last #MinesOfMoria expedition. And I have plans for a few more of these!!!
I’ve also published a few accessories for #LostInTheFantasyWorld, such as a #ColoringBook and a few pamphlets to help Mentors create adventures and scenarios! I got to work with the amazing @devilmonkey77 for this!
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#selfpromosaturday for my late night #TTRPG, #PodernFamily, #artists, and #writing lovelies! Drop your hype and links! Share your lovely stuff with us! Like, rt, follow, comment to each other, be excellent. #SelfPromotionSaturday #TRPG #RPG #gamers #fantasy #horror
#Motif Story Engine seamlessly enables #solorpg, #GMless, and #noprep play. Use it with your favorite #TTRPGs, like #DnD or #SavageWorlds. Simple 3d6 system with rich results. Includes patches for twists & turns and running mysteries. #TTRPG #IndieGameDev drivethrurpg.com/product/316073…
No Angels Live Here, an occult detective agency #TTRPG supporting everything from single player #solorpg mode to classic #GM tables. Player facing system without NPC rolls. Explore a supernatural world and join the fight against the Dark! #IndieGame #Motif drivethrurpg.com/product/331210…
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**SARDINIAN AUTHORS' thread**

Thread of my #Goodreads reviews for Sardinian fiction writers

#Sardinia #Sardegna #authors #books #narrativa #SardinianAuthors #letteratura #LetteraturaSarda #IscritoresDeSardigna 🌅 Image
Canne al vento (Reeds in the Wind), by Grazia Deledda.

1926's Literature Nobel prize, this book is a beauty. By the same author, we also have many articles and collections about folk tales and tradition customs.

🇬🇧English review: goodreads.com/book/show/1028…
I delitti della salina, Francesco Abate ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #IDelittiDellaSalina #libri #recensioni

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/36… Image
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I'm on a roll! Or is it an invasion? Another small painting, soon to be a full artwork Process below... #fantasyart #fantasy #art #illustration #traditionalart #gouachepainting #giantsalamander #内陸線 #オオサンショウウオ Image
#process this painting style is greatly inspired by Studio Gibli and James Gurney. Daylight fantasies have a particular set of challenges, as there is not the option of hiding detail in the shadows. ... #gouache #traditionalart Image
So much appreciation to @GurneyJourney who shares his technique on youtube, so that I could get the hang of gouache painting this last year. To pass the inspiration on, I've also made a #timelapse of my painting.
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#Zuniceratops (11. 5 feet long, 250-400 pounds) #VS #Unicorn (700-1000 pounds)
#Debate #Thread #Battle #Dinosaurs #Fantasy
Unicorns would have a serious size advantage, with a horn longer than both of Zuniceratops' combined. Dinosaurs pound for pound would be generally stronger than modern mammals, but this wouldn't be enough to make up for the unicorn's greater girth. One might mistakenly think
the unicorn's horn would potentially snap on a Zuniceratop's frill if these two locked horns. However, unlike the frill of a Triceratops, Zuniceratops frills has holes in them, where skin would only be found while the animals were still alive.
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