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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #75 on: March 11, 2010, 12:36:18 AM »
Hilary Duff gets engaged, "thanks" fiance

At first glance I read this as "enraged," which when combined with the quotations around thanks conjured an entirely different image in my mind then the one I saw...

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #76 on: March 11, 2010, 02:15:23 PM »

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2010, 05:38:08 PM »
GO GO GO!
ENAGAGE THE DUFF
DON'T LET IT LIVE
Now fire your rifle goddammit!

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2010, 01:43:33 AM »
what game do you run where that is a scenario idea?

I think it's a daily in 4E.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2010, 10:00:32 AM »
what game do you run where that is a scenario idea?

I think it's a daily in 4E.

your mom is a daily power

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #80 on: March 12, 2010, 10:08:36 AM »
This is on topic: The CIA spiked the bread of a village with LSD http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/11/french-village-went.html


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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2010, 02:35:48 PM »
Over the last two decades more than 200 super-carriers - cargo ships over 200m long - have been lost at sea. Eyewitness reports suggest many were sunk by high and violent walls of water that rose up out of calm seas.

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To prove the phenomenon or lay the rumours to rest, a consortium of 11 organisations from six EU countries founded MaxWave in December 2000.

- Freak waves spotted from space
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2010, 04:27:00 PM »
Interesting writing exercise going on on Twitter right now, RPG Oddities. Strange little seeds to throw into your adventures. Some good ones in there.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2010, 09:20:14 PM »

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« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2010, 11:41:18 PM »
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In 2005 it was theorized by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Robert Hermes and independent investigator William Strickfaden that much of the mineral was formed not simply by sand which was exposed to the fireball, but the sand which was drawn up inside the fireball itself and then rained down in a liquid form.

That's awesome. I can see combining that idea with a Rudy Rucker-esque plot about haywire mathematics.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2010, 03:17:59 AM »

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2010, 05:31:22 PM »
Cities of the Underworld

This show is awesome. Sadly, the episode on the Civil War underground gunpowder factory has been taken down.
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« Reply #88 on: March 16, 2010, 08:19:43 PM »
Cities of the Underworld

This show is awesome. Sadly, the episode on the Civil War underground gunpowder factory has been taken down.

I used that show as research for Tides of Doom.

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2010, 08:29:36 PM »
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In paleontology, a Lazarus taxon (plural taxa) is a taxon  that disappears from one or more periods of the fossil record, only to appear again later. The term refers to the account in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus is claimed to have raised Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus taxa are observational artifacts that appear to occur either because of (local) extinction, later resupplied, or as a sampling artifact. If the extinction is conclusively found to be total (global or worldwide) and the supplanting species is not a lookalike (an Elvis species), the observational artifact is overcome. The fossil record is inherently imperfect (only a very small fraction of organisms become fossilized) and contains gaps not necessarily caused by extinction, particularly when the number of individuals in a taxon becomes very low. If these gaps are filled by new fossil discoveries, a taxon will no longer be classified as a Lazarus taxon.

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