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It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

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hpr2381 :: Benefits of a tabletop

Klaatu talks about the benefits of analogue gaming

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Hosted by klaatu on 2017-09-18 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: game,gaming,rpg.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (4)

Klaatu talks about the benefits of tabletop gaming over computer gaming.


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Comment #1 posted on 2017-09-19T00:43:51Z by gurdonark

good episode

The closest I come to gaming on the table-top is chess, and my on-line gaming life is more about casual FOSS games than PC gaming. But even as a non-gamer, I really enjoyed this episode.

It spoke to me because it reminded me how much I like science fiction novels better than science fiction on film. Like the tabletop games in your story, the power of imagination in a sci-fi story trumps, for me, even the most well-done special effects in a science fiction movie.

You make at least 7 good points here, in a show I found a good listen.

Comment #2 posted on 2017-09-21T23:51:48Z by Shane Shennan

I like how you put that!

I enjoyed your comment about a GM being a person that has too much imagination for one person. Well put!

Comment #3 posted on 2017-10-02T05:18:45Z by klaatu

Thanks for the comments

Thanks gurdonark and Shane, glad you enjoyed the episode! The comparison between books and movies is such a great, meaty topic. Somebody ought to do a series on the subject.

Comment #4 posted on 2018-05-02T23:26:51Z by Brian DeRocher

open source games

What does the FLOSS landscape look like for fantasy games?

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