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A mannequin at a shop in Berlin — I tried some watercolor. The pages are just too thin…

A mannequin at a shop in Berlin — I tried some watercolor. The pages are just too thin…

Kickstarting a port of Glorantha to the D20 system

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Rob writes, One reason that Glorantha, a legendary RPG world that has influenced designers like Sandy Petersen and White Wolf founder Mark Rein-Hagen, has been out of the mainstream is that its gaming systems (RuneQuest and HeroQuest) are not as familiar as D&D’s D20-based system.”

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Glorantha is a pretty amazing world, but one of the reasons it’s nice is that where it started was a really vibrant system. Porting it to D20 is like putting it in a wax museum. It’s never going to get past the uncanny valley between a shitty system and one that has some life. 

How about we do some work to get the word out about good systems, and to design better ones, rather than continuing to wreck everything by remaking it in D20? 

I was in Germany recently, and we got stuck in a traffic jam for three hours — one of the kinds where people are getting out of their cars to hang out on the road.

I was in Germany recently, and we got stuck in a traffic jam for three hours — one of the kinds where people are getting out of their cars to hang out on the road.

Tomorrow's Peacebuilders | Insight on Conflict

actsofpeace:

Are you a peacebuilder? Do you need some support to help you grow your impact and strengthen your organisation? If you meet our entry criteria, you can apply to win our annual ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ competition.

Peace Direct believes that in every conflict there are local organisations doing remarkable work to prevent violence and build peace. And we should know – since 2004, we have sent over £2 million in funding to dozens of peacebuilding groups across Africa, Asia and Latin America, and we’ve mapped and profiled over 800 more on our website Insight on Conflict. Now, we are launching our second ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ competition to find the best emerging peacebuilding organisations across the globe. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peacebuilding jury. Each winning entry will receive:

  • $4,000 funding for peacebuilding activities
  • The opportunity to attend an international Peace Direct peacebuilder event or another peacebuilding exchange visit
  • Online promotion of their work.

The winners will be announced on Armistice Day, 11 November 2014.

We are pleased to announce that the best entry that uses technology in an innovative way as part of their peacebuilding may win a scholarship to attend the ‘Build Peace 2015’ conference. Technology related entries will be assessed by the ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ jury and the team at Build Peace to assess the winner of this prize”

http://www.insightonconflict.org/tomorrows-peacebuilders/

Acts of Peace

actsofpeace:

Hi everyone,

I’m starting this tumblr to catalog all the acts of peace I come across in the world. I’ve been getting more active with PeaceJam and other organizations, and it’s time to see some of this on my feed.

Please follow this blog if you want to see more peace.

My new tumblr.

Butterfly Railing — 2014

I just installed this railing last week in Florence, MA. Butterfly bushes grow on either side of the railing. When they reach railing height, the butterflies on the rail will sit among the branches of the bush.

Let me know what you think!

We Fight to Win: Inequality and the Politics of Youth Activism — Hava Rachel Gordon (2010)

"To fully understand young people’s social movements — how they arise, how they succeed, and why they fail — we must first confront age as a socially constructed category of difference and inequality rather than as a simple reflection of biology."

Facebook and Google seem very powerful, but they live about a week from total ruin all the time. They know the cost of leaving social networks individually is high, but en masse, becomes next to nothing. Windows could be replaced with something better written. The US government would fall to a general revolt in a matter of days. It wouldn’t take a total defection or a general revolt to change everything, because corporations and governments would rather bend to demands than die. These entities do everything they can get away with — but we’ve forgotten that we’re the ones that are letting them get away with things.

—Everything is Broken by Quinn Norton -
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aquaman what happen to your legs

aquaman what happen to your legs

We’re doing it!

We’re doing it!