Most of the morning's listening was back to the Jameno streams. I'd
really like to find some different CC-only electronic music streams for
the daily-programming-grind, but unfortunately I've not been able to
find anything as high quality as Jamendo, nor as consistently available
as Jamendo. Perhaps this is an opportunity for someone. I'd really like
to see Soma.fm take up the challenge but I think they have their hands
already full with their current streams. Hm.
I've been working my way through the
Core rulebook. Fate is a role
playing game that traces it's roots back to one of the earliest (and
IMHO best) Internet-born Role Playing Games called
Fudge was unique in that it used special dice called "Fudge Dice"
consisting of two + sides, two - sides, and two blank sides. So rolling
four Fudge Dice could net you four + signs, four - signs, or anything in
between (with - signs canceling out + signs and vice versa). So if I
rolled + + - and blank, the total would be +1, which would then be
compared against a "ladder" of adjectives for how well I did (anywhere
from poor to legendary). Fudge is excellent as a toolkit for building
Fudge-like RPG systems, preferring to give guidelines rather than strict
interpretations of rules. What makes Fate great is it's a solid Fudge
build that takes the great parts of Fudge and codifies them for a very
collaborative and immersive gaming session. Fate recently had a
Kickstarter for the core books, and one of the stretch goals was to make
the textual rules of Fate available under a Creative Commons license. So
now you too can create your own Fate-derived works using the Creative
Commons BY attribution license (the most liberal of CC licenses next to
Public Domain). And you can download the Fate Core rules in PDF, ePub,
or mobi format from Evil Hat's
Fate and Fudge dice are available from either Evil Hat's
webstore or via Grey Ghost's
shop. Take Fate for
a spin and let me know how you like it!
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