Librivox hits 10 000 books

A quick note to congratulate Librivox on its eleventh anniversary, and reaching a milestone. Librivox is a community of volunteers with no budget, offices, or paid staff. In the last eleven years we have recorded 10 000 books into audio format and released them into the public domain. You won’t find modern best-sellers on Librivox,…

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We start at the appendix

This is a (loose) transcript of a podcast episode. Imagine you are an Ars Magica necromancer. The year is 1220 and you are dissecting a corpse to become more magically powerful. This one has a “sport” which is what you call unexpected  extra features like additional teeth or calcified internal twins. This one has an…

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tap.tap.tap Is this thing on?

A bit of a preview of the new podcast. It will take three days to go up on itunes, but the feed archive is http://gamesfromfolktales.libsyn.com/podcast. I’ll eventually integrate it with this blog,. using tags and imbedded audio players and so on, but there’s a sneak peak.

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Podcast planning

Atlas Games have given me permission to go ahead with a podcast.  I already record books into the public domain, so I have the gear and software, and I’m working through the hosting details. I hope to go live either this week or next. It looks like I’ll be using Libsyn as my host, and their…

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Sacrificing Horace to Cloacina

A quick excerpt from my reading this week. I knew a gentleman, who was so good a manager of his time, that he would not even lose that small portion of it, which the calls of nature obliged him to pass in the necessary-house; but gradually went through all the Latin poets, in those moments.…

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What do your hands say in Mythic Europe?

In roleplaying games, spellcasters generally make arcane gestures with their hands. In Ars Magica, spells are easier to cast if the character can make sweeping gestures. Spellcasting with subtle gestures is a hindrance, and casting without gestures deepy limits a magician’s power. Your character’s hands are doing something, and that something affects fundamental universal forces: what’s…

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