Glossary of Terms for Take on Rules

Below are the details the glossary entries used throughout Take on Rules. In some cases, I've linked to external pages that further define the concept.

For some terms, I include an identifier. This identifier is meant to be a Schema.org identifier property. The identifier's purpose is to disambiguate terms. For example, in my blog there are two references to RPG: Role-Playing Game and Report Program Generator. I have disambugated those terms using Wikidata.org.

2D6 (2d6)
Verbose Name
Two Six-Sided Dice
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Psionics”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - World and Universe Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
3-Dimensional (3d)
Description
geometric model in which a point is specified by three parameters
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q34929
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-dimensional_space
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Common Spacecraft”
A World without Email
Verbose Name
A World without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload
Description
2021 book by Cal Newport
Offer
https://www.worldcat.org/title/world-without-email-reimagining-work-in-an-age-of-communication-overload/oclc/1238126722&referer=brief_results
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q105600008
References
:: Work Experiment the Second
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Description
website publishing technology developed by Google
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q25452619
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Mobile_Pages
References
:: In Response to “I'm Bowing Out” - Hack & Slash
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Own Your Tools
:: Reflecting on Migrating from Wordpress
Action(s) (Act)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: First Edition (1E)
Description
tabletop role-playing game AD&D 1st edition
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q64597405
References
:: Bloodstone - It Is Time
:: Burning Wheel and Bloodstone
:: Contemplating Scene Economy with Seven Players
:: Adventures in Adventure Conversion
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: Take on the Lower Depths
:: Building a Set of D&D House Rules
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Looking to the Horizon
:: Site Map
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Second Edition (AD&D 2E)
Description
tabletop role-playing game AD&D 2nd edition
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q64620925
References
:: A is for Alpha Dawn
:: Contributions to the Rolemaster Standard System
:: Survey of Conflict Structure in RPGs
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: Take on the Lower Depths
:: Fond Memories of the Kenku
:: Scenic Dunnsmouth by Zzarchov Kowolski
:: Building a Set of D&D House Rules
:: House Rules for upcoming D&D 5E campaign
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Features of Burning Wheel That I Enjoy(ed?)
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” – Scenes, Saves, and Skill Checks
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: King of Feathers Brings the Chomp
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Factions
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
Albert Camus
Description
Algerian-French author and journalist (1913-1960)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q34670
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Camus
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: Puttering in the Yard and Fixations of Scale
Alignment (Al)
Description
way of categorizing the ethical and moral perspective of characters in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2722365
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alignment_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
Altdorf
Identifier
https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Altdorf
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 2)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Burning from Within
American Sign Language (ASL)
Description
sign language used predominately in the United States
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q14759
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language
References
:: Divorce - A Personal Experience
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
Description
American character encoding standard
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q8815
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII
References
:: Session 10: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Proposing a Documentation Structure and Rationale
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Description
private foundation in New York City
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4758812
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_W._Mellon_Foundation
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
ante meridiem (am)
Description
period of the day after midnight and before noon
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q55313888
References
:: Work Experiment the Second
:: Insomnia, Language, and Poison Ivy
Apocalypse World (AW)
Description
tabletop role-playing game (rpg family and 1st ed.)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q16382540
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_World
References
:: Interview with Robert Bohl
:: How to Hack Apocalypse World with the AW Hacker All-Stars hosted by Pete Figtree
:: Porting Apocalypse World style moves into D&D 5E
:: Reviewing Top Content from My Old Wordpress Site
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
Appendix N (Appendix N)
Description
Dungeons & Dragons inspirational bibliography
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q70483411
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
Application Programming Interface (API)
Description
set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software and applications
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q165194
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/API
References
:: The How and the Why of Indices of Game Crunch
:: A Year or So of Emacs
Armor Class (AC)
Description
derived statistic of RPG character
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4793703
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armor_class
References
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
:: Skeleton of Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game
:: Skeleton of Referee Section for Basic Fantasy RPG
:: Concluding the Doom of the Savage Kings [Session #4]
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Let's Read “Stars Without Number” - Character Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
:: Helmets and Halberd Podcast
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Starships
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat - Take 2
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Session 8: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Tweaks in “Worlds without Number” to the “Stars without Number” Engine
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Armor Hit (AH)
References
:: Daniel Collin's “Book of War”
Armor Penetration (AP)
References
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Starships
:: A New Fighter Class Starship for “Stars without Number”
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat
Artha
References
:: Burning Wheel Gold - Connecting BITs and Artha
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Description
artificial intelligence as depicted in works of fiction
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q25933185
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_intelligence_in_fiction
References
:: A Night of Race for the Galaxy
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #5
:: Keeping Aspects Interesting
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Equipment and Vehicles
:: “The Riddles of the Hobbit” by Adam Roberts
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
:: Session 7: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Atom Syndication Format (Atom)
Description
Atom Syndication Format (XML)-used for web feeds Atom Publishing Protocol (HTTP)-protocol for creating and updating web resources
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q267956
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(Web_standard)
References
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
Atom text editor (Atom)
Description
free and open-source text and source code editor
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q16766305
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(text_editor)
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: A Year or So of Emacs
:: Delving Further into the Why of Emacs
Attack (Atk)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Attack Value (AV)
References
:: Dreams of Adventure: Classes
Barrel Rider Games (BRG)
Same As
https://barrelridergames.wordpress.com/
References
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
Barrowmaze Complete
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/139762/Barrowmaze-Complete?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/175318/barrowmaze-complete
References
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
Base Attack Bonus (BAB)
References
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
Beliefs, Instincts, and Traits (BITs)
References
:: Fate Points for Burning Wheel
:: Burning Wheel Gold - Connecting BITs and Artha
:: A Circles Epiphany - Burning Wheel
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: Burning Sanctuary - Session 1
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Character Creation)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Alternate Character Creation)
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: On Game Balance
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 2)
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 4)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 7)
Bertrand Russell
Description
British philosopher, mathematician, historian, writer, and activist (1872–1970)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q33760
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell
References
:: Puttering in the Yard and Fixations of Scale
Better World Books (BWB)
Description
online used book seller
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4898566
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Better_World_Books
References
:: Better World Books Closing Goshen Store
Birthright
Verbose Name
Birthright Campaign Setting
Description
Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting
Offer
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/16938/Birthright-Campaign-Setting-2e?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2384770
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthright_(campaign_setting)
References
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Factions
Black and White (B&W)
References
:: World of Dungeons by John Harper
Black, Indigenous, Multi-racial, or Person of Color (BIMPoC)
References
:: To Those with White Skin and Therefore Systemic Privilege
Bloodstone: H-Series
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/16800/H1-Bloodstone-Pass-1e?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgseries/223/h-bloodstone-pass-saga
References
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
Bluebird
Description
group of medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds of North and Central America, in the genus Sialia of the thrush family
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q853286
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebird
References
:: Bluebird
Body of Argument (BoA)
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 7)
Bonds, Ideals, Traits, and Flaws (BITFs)
References
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Looking to the Horizon
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Character Creation)
Brown Thrasher
Description
species of bird
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q928134
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_thrasher
References
:: Brown Thrasher
Burning Empires (BE)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/50260/Burning-Empires?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4999841
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Empires_(role-playing_game)
References
:: Diaspora military campaign
:: B is for Burning Empires
:: E is for Eberron
:: Burning Wheel and Bloodstone
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
Burning Wheel Codex (BWC)
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/191252/burning-wheel-codex
References
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Burning from Within
Burning Wheel Gold (BWG)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://burningwheel.com
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7720690
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burning_Wheel
References
:: Burning Wheel Gold - Initial Impressions
:: Burning Wheel Gold - Connecting BITs and Artha
:: The Wheel is Burning My Mind's Eye
:: Success and Failure in Role Playing Games
:: End of Year Organizing
:: House Rules for upcoming D&D 5E campaign
:: Features of Burning Wheel That I Enjoy(ed?)
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: The Rise (and Fall) of Session 0
:: Witchburner by Luka Rejec
:: Kibitzing Burning Beards, Or Thinking Up Consequences for Failure
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Ten Influential RPGs (for me)
:: Burning Warforged - A New Stock and Lifepaths for Burning Wheel
:: Playstorming a Burning Wheel Fight using Twilight in the Duchy Verdorben stat blocks
:: Session 8: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Thinking Through Group Rolls for Stars and Worlds without Number
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Character Creation)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Alternate Character Creation)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: On Game Balance
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 2)
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: Session 15: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 4)
:: Session 16: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Burning from Within
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-13)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-17)
Burning Wheel Headquarters (BWHQ)
References
:: Burning Wheel Gold - Initial Impressions
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
Cal Newport
Description
American computer scientist, academic lecturer and writer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q16733303
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_Newport
References
:: Work Experiment the Second
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Campaign
Description
role-playing game term
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2608176
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_(role-playing_games)
References
:: The Steadfastness and Mutability of Fiction
Carroburg
Identifier
https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Carroburg
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 2)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 4)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 7)
Cascading Stylesheet (CSS)
Description
declarative language for styling
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q46441
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS
References
:: Own Your Tools
:: Influences on my Blog's Design
:: The Joys of a Simple Site
:: Principles of My Text Editor
:: Visual Changes to Take on Rules
:: The Why of a Blog?
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
:: Jeremy Friesen
Caster Level (CL)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
Castle Amber (X2)
Verbose Name
X2 Castle Amber
Description
D&D adventure module
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17088/X2-Castle-Amber-Basic?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5049986
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Amber_(module)
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
Certified Space Accountant (CSA)
References
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #3
Challenge Rating (CR)
References
:: The Stage is Set for an Epic Battle in Omu
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Operations”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
Chaotic (C)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: The Ruby Throne
Charisma (Cha)
References
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
Circles Test
Description
A Burning Wheel Gold test used to find a non-player character; In this way the player character can say "I'm looking for someone to help me research this information." The person running the game can then see make a Circle's test and lets see who you find.
References
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
Citation
Description
reference to a source
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1713
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citation
References
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Comma Separated Value (CSV)
Description
file format used to store data
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q935809
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values
References
:: The How and the Why of Indices of Game Crunch
:: The Joys of a Simple Site
Command Line Integration (CLI)
References
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Sector Creation
Command Point (CP)
References
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Starships
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat - Take 2
Computer Role Playing Game (CRPG)
Description
video game genre
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q744038
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Role-playing_video_game
References
:: Breaking the Stonewall with Vincent's Admonition
Constitution (Con)
References
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Description
umbrella term spanning different types of content delivery services
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q72588
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_delivery_network
References
:: Privacy Policy
Content Management System (CMS)
Description
software
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q131093
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system
References
:: At the Intersection of Work, Play, and Learning
:: To the Ghosts, Haunt Elsewhere
:: Jeremy Friesen
Continuous Improvement
Verbose Name
Continuous Process Improvement
Description
ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes, by constantly evaluating and improving in the light of their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1318104
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continual_improvement_process
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Covid-19 (Covid)
Description
respiratory syndrome and infectious disease in humans, caused by SARS coronavirus 2
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q84263196
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19
References
:: A Journey to Conjure Those Now Gone
:: Bringing the Whole Toolkit to Problem-Solving
Credits (Cr)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
:: Session 14: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 15: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 16: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
CurateND
Same As
https://curate.nd.edu
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
curriculum vitae (CV)
Description
summary of career
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q186649
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curriculum_vitae
References
:: Iterating on a Hiring Process (Part 2)
cut (Unix command) (cut)
Description
Unix command line utility
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q283916
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut_(Unix)
References
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
d20 System (d20)
Description
role-playing game system
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q284471
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D20_System
References
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
D66 (D66)
Verbose Name
Two six-dice, one signifying the tens digit, the other the ones digit.
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Operations”
Dark Sun
Description
Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting
Offer
https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?filters=0_0_0_0_45353_0_0_0&affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q584169
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Sun
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
Data Modeling
Description
(in software engineering) process of creating a data model for an information system by applying certain formal techniques
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q367664
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_modeling
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Dave Arneson
Description
American game designer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1381
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Arneson
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
DCC #66.5: Doom of the Savage Kings (DotSK)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/129075/Dungeon-Crawl-Classics-665-Doom-of-the-Savage-King?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/125110/doom-savage-kings
References
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics - A Deal is Made [Session #3]
:: Concluding the Doom of the Savage Kings [Session #4]
Dead Names: Lost Races and Forgotten Ruins (Dead Names)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/130967/Dead-Names-Lost-Races-and-Forgotten-Ruins?affiliate_id=318171
References
:: A Situation and Adventure Design Process
Death on the Reik
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229191/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-First-Edition--Death-on-the-Reik-The-Enemy-Within-Part-2?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q65088833
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_on_the_Reik
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
Death on the Reik (Director's Cut)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/303919/WFRP-Death-on-the-Reik--Enemy-Within-Campaign-Directors-Cut-Volume-2?affiliate_id=318171
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
Description
molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms and many viruses
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7430
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA
References
:: What Should the Game Master Fight For?
Detective Comics (DC)
Description
American comic book publisher
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2924461
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Comics
References
:: A is for Alpha Dawn
Dexterity (Dex)
References
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - An Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Psionics”
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
Diaspora
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/79933/Diaspora?affiliate_id=318171"
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q18206449
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(role-playing_game)
References
:: E is for Eberron
:: The Rise (and Fall) of Session 0
:: Ten Influential RPGs (for me)
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Using the Organization Generator from “Soft Horizon” with a “Worlds without Number” Campaign
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
Dice Modifier (DM)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - An Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Operations”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
Difficulty Class (DC)
References
:: Dungeon World is Jeopardy the RPG
:: House Rules for upcoming D&D 5E campaign
:: Tables in the DMG and their Page Number
:: Early Experience running Out of the Abyss
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics - Going Beyond the Funnel
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics - Tower of the Stargazer [Session 5]
:: Trauma and Forced Retirement in DCC
:: My Procedure for Facilitating Open Table Gaming
:: Closing out the Tower of the Stargazer [Session 6]
:: Raiding the Ziggurat of Dis Pater
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: Tomb of Annihilation - a quick update
:: Plan for Complications - Tomb of Annihilation
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Using Adventures in Middle Earth procedures for Tomb of Annihilation
:: Playstorming Embarkation Tweaks in Adventures in Middle-earth
:: Grinding through the Tomb of Annihilation
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery - Take 2
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Session 7: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 8: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 9: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 10: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Thinking Through Group Rolls for Stars and Worlds without Number
:: Session 1: A Grain of Truth in the World of Ardu
:: Probability of Stabilizing the Dying in “Stars without Number”
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 12: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 13: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Preamble to Session 14: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 14: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 15: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 16: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Django (Django)
Description
Python web framework
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q842014
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_(web_framework)
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Description
building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q26384
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_it_yourself
References
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Three Book RPG
Docstring (Docstring)
Description
special string literal used in source code to provide documentation
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5287262
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docstring
References
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
Document Object Model (DOM)
Description
convention for representing and interacting with objects in HTML, XHTML and XML documents
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2093
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Document_Object_Model
References
:: Adding Webmention Features
Domain Name System (DNS)
Description
hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q8767
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System
References
:: Deplatforming
:: Farewell Github Pages, Hello Nearly Free Speech
Dralasite
Description
one of the fictional species in Star Frontiers
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5305679
Same As
https://starfrontiers.fandom.com/wiki/Dralasites
References
:: Ten Influential RPGs (for me)
:: The Geemit - A Worlds without Number Demihuman
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Description
2009 novel by Olga Tokarczuk
Offer
https://www.worldcat.org/title/drive-your-plow-over-the-bones-of-the-dead/oclc/1103814246&referer=brief_results
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q11827997
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive_Your_Plow_Over_the_Bones_of_the_Dead
References
:: “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” by Olga Tokarczuk
Duel of Wits (DoW)
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 4)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 7)
Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC)
Description
tabletop role-playing game and modules series
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/101050/Dungeon-Crawl-Classics-RPG-DCC-RPG?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q16992123
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Crawl_Classics
References
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Gearing up for a Dungeon Crawl Classic
:: Dungeon Crawl Classic: Portal Under the Stars
:: The Rise (and Fall) of Session 0
:: Campaign, Rulings, Descriptions, and Questing
:: Play Through of Nebin Pendlebrook's Perilous Pantry
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics Agenda and Advice
:: Random Tables to Help Preparation for the Unexpected
:: Trauma and Forced Retirement in DCC
:: My Procedure for Facilitating Open Table Gaming
:: They're Coming to the Barrow
:: Expanding on My Procedures for Open Table Gaming
:: Closing out the Tower of the Stargazer [Session 6]
:: The Portal Under the Stars at International Tabletop Game Day
:: Making Their Way to Steelhart
:: A Slow Path to Dungeon Crawl Classics
:: Ruins of the Dwarven Delve [Session #9]
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Random Encounter Table for Bitterweed Barrow Region
:: Doom of the Savage Kings - Review
:: Reviewing Top Content from My Old Wordpress Site
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Marching through the Sandbox
:: Procedures for the Liberation of Sir Uravulon Calcidius
:: Ten Influential RPGs (for me)
:: Revisiting Eberron: Why I am Excited to Explore the Campaign Setting
:: Just Arrived: “Dungeon Crawl Classics: Lankhmar”
:: Seeking Inspiration
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Highlighting Posts from my RSS Feed
Dungeon Master (DM)
Description
role in role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1773301
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Master
References
:: Using Hollowpoint to flesh out our Diaspora campaign
:: The Now 400 Pound Gorilla Has Awoken
:: Adventures in Adventure Conversion
:: World of Steve - Session 1
:: An Ongoing Thought Experiment for an Adventure Conversion
:: A Slow Path to Dungeon Crawl Classics
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: That One Session of Dwimmermount
:: Following-up on Character Attachment
:: Eberron Resources
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Encounters and Dangers”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - A Third Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Psionics”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - World and Universe Creation”
Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG)
References
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: An Incomplete Catalog of Random Tables for Future Reference
:: Back on the Gaming Treadmill (maybe)
:: Building a Set of D&D House Rules
:: House Rules for upcoming D&D 5E campaign
:: Early Experience running Out of the Abyss
:: Heeding Gygax's Admonition
:: Following-up on Character Attachment
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
Dungeon World (DW)
Description
fantasy tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/108028/Dungeon-World?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q15221892
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_World
References
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Reviewing Top Content from My Old Wordpress Site
:: Ten Influential RPGs (for me)
:: Using the Organization Generator from “Soft Horizon” with a “Worlds without Number” Campaign
:: Strategies for Cold Opens of Impromptu Games
:: Consulting Services I Provide
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
Dungeon World Campaign Playbook
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/132627/Dungeon-World-Campaign-Playbook?affiliate_id=318171
References
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)
Description
first fantasy tabletop role-playing game
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1375
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons
References
:: D is for ...
:: F is for Family Gaming
:: J is for Jaiman the Land of Twilight...kind of
:: Breaking the Stonewall with Vincent's Admonition
:: What is the favorite character that I have played
:: Bloodstone - It Is Time
:: Burning Wheel and Bloodstone
:: FoRK-ed off
:: Playing Burning Wheel Gold With The Kids
:: The Enjoyable Chaos of Scripted Actions
:: Contributions to the Rolemaster Standard System
:: Assassin Lifepaths for Burning Wheel
:: Carcosa by Geoffrey McKinney - PDF Edition
:: RPG Bucket List Or Gaming Resolution for 2012
:: Necromancers' Maze
:: Acceptable Weight of Conflict Resolution
:: The Now 400 Pound Gorilla Has Awoken
:: Interview with Robert Bohl
:: The Wheel is Burning My Mind's Eye
:: Survey of Methods of Advancement
:: Dining with the Baron
:: Adventures in Adventure Conversion
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: Take on the Lower Depths
:: Burning Wheel or Dungeon World
:: Apocalypse World: Dark Ages Playtest and Observations
:: Back on the Gaming Treadmill (maybe)
:: House Rules for upcoming D&D 5E campaign
:: Early Experience running Out of the Abyss
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-17)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
Dungeons and Dragons: Basic/Expert (B/X)
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpg/389/basic-dungeons-dragons
References
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
:: The Rise (and Fall) of Session 0
:: Let's read “Stars without Number”
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Into the Waiting Light
:: Let's Read “Stars Without Number” - Character Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Ten Influential RPGs (for me)
:: Switching from Inoreader to Newsboat for RSS Reader
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
:: Probability of Stabilizing the Dying in “Stars without Number”
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
Dungeons and Dragons: Fifth Edition (5E)
Description
tabletop role-playing game D&D edition
Offer
https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q64706124
References
:: V is for Versions
:: Random Bonds Generator for Dungeon World
:: Porting Apocalypse World style moves into D&D 5E
:: End of Year Organizing
:: An Incomplete Catalog of Random Tables for Future Reference
:: Back on the Gaming Treadmill (maybe)
:: An Upcoming Campaign Map with Tech Tomfoolery
:: Building a Set of D&D House Rules
:: House Rules for upcoming D&D 5E campaign
:: Fate Point Economy: All the Glories of Accounting and Fiduciary Obligations
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Running a Fifth Edition Character Funnel
:: Early Experience running Out of the Abyss
:: Features of Burning Wheel That I Enjoy(ed?)
:: Adding More Mortar to the Three Pillars
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: They're Coming to the Barrow
:: Closing out the Tower of the Stargazer [Session 6]
:: Making Their Way to Steelhart
:: A Slow Path to Dungeon Crawl Classics
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Randomizing My Way Through Tomb of Annihilation
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Polymorph, Wild Shape and the Barbarian Rage
:: Behind the Screen
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
:: That One Session of Dwimmermount
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: King of Feathers Brings the Chomp
:: Witchburner in Burning Wheel
:: Reviewing Top Content from My Old Wordpress Site
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Following-up on Character Attachment
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Adventures in Middle-earth is in the Bundle of Holding
:: Diving Further into Embarkation
:: Eberron Resources
:: Index of Allowed Classes, Races, Cultures, and Backgrounds
:: The How and the Why of Indices of Game Crunch
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Highlighting Posts from my RSS Feed
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: A Refinement to the Ubiquitous Initiative Procedure
:: Wrapping up the Year
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Character Creation)
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: On Game Balance
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
Dungeons and Dragons: Fifth Edition Playtest (D&D Next)
Description
tabletop role-playing game D&D Next beta version
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q64706142
References
:: Goshen Game Day 2013
Dungeons and Dragons: Fourth Edition (4E)
Description
tabletop role-playing game edition
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q64706119
References
:: Discussing Layers of a Role Playing Game
:: A is for Alpha Dawn
:: O is for Obanar
:: Master of Bandwidth
:: Bloodstone - It Is Time
:: Burning Wheel and Bloodstone
:: The Enjoyable Chaos of Scripted Actions
:: Survey of Conflict Structure in RPGs
:: Necromancers' Maze
:: The Now 400 Pound Gorilla Has Awoken
:: Make a Decision Already
:: Garage Sale Hack
:: Adventures in Adventure Conversion
:: Crippled by Knowledge
:: Remember the Reaction Roll
:: Take on the Lower Depths
:: Dangerous Space Jail by Phil Vecchione
:: Wondering About Adventure Presentation Format
:: Building a Set of D&D House Rules
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: Facilitating better RPG combats
:: Let's Read “Stars Without Number” - Character Creation
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Desperate Role-Playing Moments
:: Thinking Through Group Rolls for Stars and Worlds without Number
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
Dungeons and Dragons: Original Edition (0E)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q64596978
References
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
Dungeons and Dragons: Third Edition (3E)
Description
tabletop role-playing game D&D 3rd edition
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q64623234
References
:: A is for Alpha Dawn
:: R is for Red Hand of Doom
:: V is for Versions
:: What a Difference a Year Makes
:: Bloodstone - It Is Time
:: The Enjoyable Chaos of Scripted Actions
:: Contributions to the Rolemaster Standard System
:: Survey of Conflict Structure in RPGs
:: Acceptable Weight of Conflict Resolution
:: The Now 400 Pound Gorilla Has Awoken
:: Survey of Methods of Advancement
:: Transitions in Table Top RPGs
:: Remember the Reaction Roll
:: Take on the Lower Depths
:: Dangerous Space Jail by Phil Vecchione
:: Wondering About Adventure Presentation Format
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Features of Burning Wheel That I Enjoy(ed?)
:: Adding More Mortar to the Three Pillars
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: The Disservice of Modern Dungeons & Dragons Initiative Systems
:: Campaign, Rulings, Descriptions, and Questing
:: My Procedure for Facilitating Open Table Gaming
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: Eberron Resources
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: Session 15: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
Dwimmermount
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/133746/Dwimmermount-Labyrinth-Lord-version?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/137904/dwimmermount-labyrinth-lord
References
:: Situation Mining: Dwimmermount
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
Dying Earth
Description
Sci-fi Sub-Genre
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5318627
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dying_Earth_genre
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
Dying Earth Saga
Description
science fantasy saga by Jack Vance
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q303490
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dying_Earth
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Description
time zone of Eastern Time Zone when observing daylight saving time (UTC−04:00)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q15080196
References
:: Celebrating My 202nd Post
Eberron
Description
fictional world in Dungeons & Dragons
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1378808
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eberron
References
:: E is for Eberron
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
Education (Edu)
Description
a character attribute in the Traveller game system.
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - An Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - A Third Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
Electronic Counter Measures (ECM)
Description
part of electronic warfare
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q998627
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_counter-countermeasure
References
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat - Take 2
Electronic Warfare (EW)
Description
combat involving electronics and directed energy
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q272826
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_warfare
References
:: A Handful of T2 Diaspora Spaceships
:: Two T1 Diaspora Spaceships
:: A Couple of T2 Intended to Traverse Hostile Regions
:: T1 System Ships of the Exxon Theocracy
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #2
:: Diaspora Spacecraft Rules Addendum #1
Elisp: dialect of Lisp used in GNU Emacs (Elisp)
Description
dialect of Lisp used in GNU Emacs
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1334586
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs_Lisp
References
:: Using Emacs While Running Online Games
:: Toggling Keyboard Mapping for Org Roam
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
:: Jeremy Friesen
:: A Year or So of Emacs
:: Emacs Function to Rename Hugo Blog Post
:: Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits I Want to Develop
:: Insomnia, Language, and Poison Ivy
Elric of Melniboné
Description
fictional character created by Michael Moorcock and the protagonist of a series of sword and sorcery stories taking place on an alternative Earth
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1333353
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elric_of_Melnibon%C3%A9
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-13)
:: The Ruby Throne
:: The Steadfastness and Mutability of Fiction
Emacs (Emacs)
Verbose Name
Emacs: Editor MACroS
Description
family of text editors; first implementation in 1976; for the GNU version, see GNU Emacs (Q1252773)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q189722
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs
References
:: Influences on my Blog's Design
:: Switching from Inoreader to Newsboat for RSS Reader
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: Principles of My Text Editor
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: Reducing Duplication in my Emacs Config
:: Synchronizing OSX, Terminal, and Emacs Dark/Light Appearance
:: Adding Hydra Menu for Org Roam Lookup in Emacs
:: Directory Structure for my Org Instance
:: Toggling Keyboard Mapping for Org Roam
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
:: The Why of a Blog?
:: A Year or So of Emacs
:: Emacs Function to Rename Hugo Blog Post
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-06)
:: Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits I Want to Develop
:: Further Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
:: Delving Further into the Why of Emacs
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-17)
Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Description
ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q191591
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_intelligence
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Endurance (End)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - An Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Encounters and Dangers”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Psionics”
ePub (ePub)
Verbose Name
e-book file format standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum
Description
e-book file format standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q475488
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB
References
:: Adding a “Stars without Number” Dataset for gm-notepad
Experience Points (XP)
Description
unit of measurement used in tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) and role-playing video games to quantify a player character's progression through the game
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q604973
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experience_point
References
:: O is for Obanar
:: V is for Versions
:: Breaking the Stonewall with Vincent's Admonition
:: GenCon Games on Demand - Dungeon World
:: Bloodstone - It Is Time
:: Part-Time Gods by Third Eye Games
:: Dungeon World Custom Moves for Ziggurat of the Sun Princess
:: Adventures in Adventure Conversion
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: Dungeon World, Google Hangouts, and Tabletop Forge
:: Inverse World - A Dungeon World Sourcebook
:: Forgotten Years - Dungeon World Campaign Session 1
:: Fade into Fey – Session 2
:: Building a Set of D&D House Rules
:: Tables in the DMG and their Page Number
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: The Disservice of Modern Dungeons & Dragons Initiative Systems
:: What Makes a Good Role-Playing Session (for me)?
:: Skeleton of Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game
:: Exploring Ruins of Ramat for Game Day
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics - Tower of the Stargazer [Session 5]
:: They're Coming to the Barrow
:: Ruins of the Dwarven Delve [Session #9]
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Behind the Screen
:: Discovered an Unknown to Me Sibling of the Old School Primer
:: That One Session of Dwimmermount
:: Witchburner in Burning Wheel
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Dreams of Adventure: Classes
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Factions
:: Session 2 exploring the Thel-Sector of “Stars without Number”
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Description
markup language developed by the W3C for encoding of data
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2115
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML
References
:: An Odd Duck that Dungeon World
:: Own Your Tools
:: Reflecting on Migrating from Wordpress
Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA)
References
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #4
:: Diaspora Character Creation – Alexandros Teleman
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
Description
group of works
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q638565
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fafhrd_and_the_Gray_Mouser
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: The Ruby Throne
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
Fantasy
Description
genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q132311
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
Faster than Light (FtL)
Description
propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q44207
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-than-light
References
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Equipment and Vehicles
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Starships
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Game Master Resources
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Psionics”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - World and Universe Creation”
:: The Kvarzflett - A “Stars without Number” Sophont
Fate Core (Fate)
Description
generic tabletop role-playing game system
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/114903/Fate-Core-System?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1350935
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fate_(role-playing_game_system)
References
:: Planning Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #4
:: Bulldogs! Pre-Release Review
:: Character Creation Session for Family Bulldogs Adventure
:: Bloodstone - It Is Time
:: Survey of Conflict Structure in RPGs
:: Deluge by VSCA
:: Just Arrived – Skyward Steel and Darkness Visible
Feet (ft)
Verbose Name
Feet (unit of measurement)
Description
customary unit of length
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3710
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_(unit)
References
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
Fields of Related Knowledge (FoRKs)
Verbose Name
Fields of Related Knowledge
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 2)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 4)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
Five Torches Deep (FTD)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/264584/Five-Torches-Deep?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q70791655
References
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Consulting Services I Provide
Fork
Description
new program, and line of software development, derived from an existing one
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q332903
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_(software_development)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - A Third Example of Character Creation”
Fortitude (Fort)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
Four Fudge/Fate Dice (4DF)
References
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #3
Free Open Source Software (FOSS)
Description
software that is both free (as in freedom) and open source
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q506883
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_software
References
:: Principles of My Text Editor
:: Jeremy Friesen
:: A Year or So of Emacs
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS)
References
:: Wrath of the Autarch by Phil Lewis
:: My Procedure for Facilitating Open Table Gaming
:: Blades in the Dark by John Harper
:: Reviewing Top Content from My Old Wordpress Site
Fritz Leiber
Description
American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q313185
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Leiber
References
:: Books I Read (or Started to Read) in 2019
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: The Ruby Throne
Game Master (GM)
Description
person who acts as an organizer in role-playing games
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q930701
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamemaster
References
:: B is for Burning Empires
:: Apocalyptic Casting of the Pods
:: Loading Chekhov's Gun
:: Role Playing Games I Want to Play at GenCon
:: Master of Bandwidth
:: Bulldogs! Pre-Release Review
:: What a Difference a Year Makes
:: Ran my First Game of Dungeon World
:: GenCon Games on Demand - Dungeon World
:: Bloodstone - It Is Time
:: Contemplating Scene Economy with Seven Players
:: Gamemastering by Brian Jamison - A Behind the Screen Look
:: A Wedding and a Wyrding
:: In Which They Find Their Tub
:: Burning Wheel Gold - Connecting BITs and Artha
:: Irv the Mole
:: Inn Witch They Pig Out
:: Part-Time Gods by Third Eye Games
:: Survey of Conflict Structure in RPGs
:: My Present Gaming Group
:: Necromancers' Maze
:: Acceptable Weight of Conflict Resolution
:: Keeping Aspects Interesting
:: What Makes a Game So Hackable?
:: A Circles Epiphany - Burning Wheel
:: Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl
:: Interview with Robert Bohl
:: The Wheel is Burning My Mind's Eye
:: GM Questionnaire
:: Advancing the Timeline in an RPG Campaign
:: …And Finally, Bloodstone
:: Liberating the Village only to Stumble into the Dungeon
:: What Should the Game Master Fight For?
:: Dungeon World Custom Moves for Ziggurat of the Sun Princess
:: Preparing for Diaspora
:: World of Dungeons by John Harper
:: Success and Failure in Role Playing Games
:: Who Knew the Apocalypse Would Spawn So Many Games
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: Cataloging Performance Art and other Ephemera
:: May Not Haved Played A Lot of Games at GenCon…
:: Dungeon World – GenCon 2012 Edition
:: Coordinating a Game Day
:: So GM Burnout has Happened
:: School Daze by Tracy Barnett
:: First Steps for the Game Day
:: Dungeon World, Google Hangouts, and Tabletop Forge
:: Moleskin Maps: Volume 1 by Chubby Monster Games
:: World of Steve - Session 1
:: Examining the RPG Sessions That I Ran and Think Were Awesome
:: Helping Other Gamers With Consideration for the Visually Impaired
:: Thornburg by J.B. Mannon and Jeremiah Shepersky
:: Transitions in Table Top RPGs
:: Dungeon World is Jeopardy the RPG
:: Take On Establishments
:: Moleskin Maps II by Matt Jackson
:: A Father and Son Night of Marvel Heroic RPG
:: Remember the Reaction Roll
:: Take on Game Day (Part 1 of N)
:: Take on Game Day (Part 2 of N)
:: Bracers of the Bound - A Dungeon World Item
:: Dungeon World Playbooks
:: Forgotten Years - Dungeon World Campaign Session 1
:: How to Hack Apocalypse World with the AW Hacker All-Stars hosted by Pete Figtree
:: GenCon's Apocalypse World KristaCon Event
:: Evil Wizards in a Cave by Johnstone Metzger
:: Why the Fantasy Genre
:: Observations of Dungeon World at Michiana Board Gamers
:: Torchbearer with the kids
:: Saving Throws or Defying Danger
:: Translating Old School Items to Dungeon World
:: The Gnomes of Levnec by Zzarchov Kowolski
:: Dangerous Space Jail by Phil Vecchione
:: Thulian Echoes by Zzarchov Kowolski
:: Apocalypse World: Dark Ages Playtest and Observations
:: An Incomplete Catalog of Random Tables for Future Reference
:: House Rules for upcoming D&D 5E campaign
:: Fate Point Economy: All the Glories of Accounting and Fiduciary Obligations
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Features of Burning Wheel That I Enjoy(ed?)
:: Adding More Mortar to the Three Pillars
:: Playing at the Game Store
:: The Disservice of Modern Dungeons & Dragons Initiative Systems
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: What Makes a Good Role-Playing Session (for me)?
:: Situation Mining: Dwimmermount
:: Life During a Wartime Random Table Redux
:: Further Work on Beliefs for Burning Sanctuary
:: White Box Gothic by Barrel Rider Games
:: Have Fun Storming the Castle
:: Randomness, I Forgot that I Needed You
:: The Rise (and Fall) of Session 0
:: Making Their Way to Steelhart
:: A Slow Path to Dungeon Crawl Classics
:: Blades in the Dark by John Harper
:: Let's read “Stars without Number”
:: Let's Read “Stars Without Number” - Character Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” – Scenes, Saves, and Skill Checks
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Witchburner by Luka Rejec
:: Kibitzing Burning Beards, Or Thinking Up Consequences for Failure
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Marching through the Sandbox
:: Adventures in Middle-earth is in the Bundle of Holding
:: Playstorming Embarkation Tweaks in Adventures in Middle-earth
:: Helmets and Halberd Podcast
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - The History of Space
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Sector Creation
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Adventure Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Factions
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Game Master Resources
:: Past Tactics for Organizing a Gaming Group
:: Introducing GM Notepad: A Command Line Tool for GM-ing
:: Preparing a Short-Term “Stars without Number” Campaign
:: Session 2 exploring the Thel-Sector of “Stars without Number”
:: Playstorming a Burning Wheel Fight using Twilight in the Duchy Verdorben stat blocks
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery - Take 2
:: Precognitive Prep - A Divination Spell for 5th Edition
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook”
:: Tweaks in “Worlds without Number” to the “Stars without Number” Engine
:: A Refinement to the Ubiquitous Initiative Procedure
:: Strategies for Cold Opens of Impromptu Games
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Character Creation)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Alternate Character Creation)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: On Game Balance
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: Session 15: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Burning from Within
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-06)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
Gary Gygax
Description
American writer and game designer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q25550430
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Gygax
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
Gene Wolfe
Description
American science fiction and fantasy writer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q361149
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Wolfe
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
Git (git)
Verbose Name
Git: distributed version control system
Description
distributed version control system
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q186055
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git
References
:: Highlighting Posts from my RSS Feed
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
:: Jeremy Friesen
:: A Year or So of Emacs
Github
Description
hosting service for software projects using Git
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q364
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GitHub
References
:: Exploring Documentation Location Options
:: Proposing a Documentation Structure and Rationale
:: Further Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits
Glossary
Description
alphabetical list of terms relevant to a certain field of study or action
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q859161
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary
References
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
GNU (GNU)
Verbose Name
GNU's Not Unix
Description
free software project
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7598
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Project
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
GNU General Public License (GPL)
Description
set of free software licenses
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7603
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License
References
:: Rules Lite Games and the Open Game License
Gold Piece (gp)
References
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: House Rules for upcoming D&D 5E campaign
:: Tables in the DMG and their Page Number
:: Concluding the Doom of the Savage Kings [Session #4]
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics - Tower of the Stargazer [Session 5]
:: That One Session of Dwimmermount
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Daniel Collin's “Book of War”
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
Google Drive
Description
Cloud storage and file synchronization service developed by Google
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q9340
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Drive
References
:: Exploring Documentation Location Options
:: Proposing a Documentation Structure and Rationale
:: Iterating on a Hiring Process (Part 2)
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Description
user interface allowing interaction through graphical icons and visual indicators
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q782543
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface
References
:: Switching from Inoreader to Newsboat for RSS Reader
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
Head Quarters (HQ)
References
:: A Night of Android: Netrunner
Hesburgh Libraries (HL)
Description
academic library system of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q30289521
Same As
https://library.nd.edu
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
:: Bringing the Whole Toolkit to Problem-Solving
:: Process Development and Documentation as a Deliverable
:: Conceptualizing a Process for Where and How to Publish the Thing
:: Exploring Documentation Location Options
:: Iterating on a Hiring Process (Part 2)
Hit Die (HD)
References
:: Carcosa by Geoffrey McKinney - PDF Edition
:: Skeleton of Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Dreams of Adventure: Classes
:: Daniel Collin's “Book of War”
:: Switching from Inoreader to Newsboat for RSS Reader
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Hit Point (HP)
Description
gaming-related attribute
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q668136
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_(game_terminology)
References
:: Dungeon World Denizens of the Moathouse
:: Ice Mummer - A Dungeon World Monster
:: A Preview of Things to Come
:: Fond Memories of the Kenku
:: Skeleton of Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game
:: Exploring Ruins of Ramat for Game Day
:: Concluding the Doom of the Savage Kings [Session #4]
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics - Tower of the Stargazer [Session 5]
:: They're Coming to the Barrow
:: Closing out the Tower of the Stargazer [Session 6]
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Let's Read “Stars Without Number” - Character Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Discovered an Unknown to Me Sibling of the Old School Primer
:: That One Session of Dwimmermount
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Following-up on Character Attachment
:: Looking to the Horizon
:: Helmets and Halberd Podcast
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Starships
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Factions
:: Grinding through the Tomb of Annihilation
:: Session 2 exploring the Thel-Sector of “Stars without Number”
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat - Take 2
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery - Take 2
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
:: Probability of Stabilizing the Dying in “Stars without Number”
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
Hugo (Hugo)
Verbose Name
Hugo: Static Site Generator
Description
static site generator written in Go
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q24415127
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_(software)
References
:: Own Your Tools
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: Using Emacs While Running Online Games
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
:: The Why of a Blog?
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: Jeremy Friesen
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-06)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
:: Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits I Want to Develop
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
Human Resources (HR)
Description
professional in human resources
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5467169
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_resources
References
:: Farewell Github Pages, Hello Nearly Free Speech
Hurdy-gurdy
Description
musical instrument
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q207821
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurdy-gurdy
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
Hyperactive Hive Mind
Description
A workflow centered around ongoing conversation fueled by unstructured and unscheduled messages delivered through digital communication tools like email and instant messenger services.
References
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Description
family of markup languages for displaying information viewable in a web browser
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q8811
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML
References
:: Crippled by Knowledge
:: An Odd Duck that Dungeon World
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Own Your Tools
:: Reflecting on Migrating from Wordpress
:: The How and the Why of Indices of Game Crunch
:: Adding a “Stars without Number” Dataset for gm-notepad
:: Ruby Script to Extract Post for RPGGeek
:: Exposing More Metadata for Take on Rules
:: Why Hugo when I'm A Rubyist
:: Adding Webmention Features
:: The Joys of a Simple Site
:: Principles of My Text Editor
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
:: The Why of a Blog?
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
:: To the Ghosts, Haunt Elsewhere
:: Jeremy Friesen
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Description
application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q8777
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol
References
:: Welcome to My New Take on Rules
I Owe You (IOU)
Description
informal document acknowledging debt
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q534910
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOU
References
:: Celebrating My 202nd Post
IBM System iSeries (AS/400)
Description
generation of midrange computer systems
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q433406
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_System_i
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
Illinois (IL)
Description
state of the United States of America
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1204
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois
References
:: A is for Alpha Dawn
:: Fascination with the Flame Princess
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
Description
homemade bomb
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1249453
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvised_explosive_device
References
:: Session 10: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Index
Description
list of words or phrases
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q873506
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_(publishing)
References
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Indiana (IN)
Description
state of the United States of America
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1415
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana
References
:: The When and Where of Goshen Game Day
Information Sharing Artifact (ISA)
References
:: Exploring Documentation Location Options
:: Proposing a Documentation Structure and Rationale
Initiative (Init)
Description
determiner of who goes first in an RPG
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2413723
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initiative_(role-playing_games)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Description
software application used to develop software
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q13741
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_development_environment
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: Delving Further into the Why of Emacs
Intellect (Int)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - An Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - A Third Example of Character Creation”
Intelligence (Int)
References
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - An Example of Character Creation”
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Description
American multinational technology and consulting corporation
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q37156
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM
References
:: Bringing the Whole Toolkit to Problem-Solving
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
Description
unique numeric book identifier
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q33057
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Book_Number
References
:: Take On Establishments
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Description
protocol for real-time Internet chat and messaging
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q73
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-10)
Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics (ICE)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1122382
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusion_Countermeasures_Electronics
References
:: A Night of Android: Netrunner
:: The Resolution System of Soft Horizon
Intsitutional Repository (IR)
Description
archive of publications by an institution's staff
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1065413
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutional_repository
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Italian Folktales
Description
collection of Italian folk-tales by Italo Calvino
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3744324
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Folktales
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
Italo Calvino
Description
Italian journalist and writer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q154756
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italo_Calvino
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
J.R.R. Tolkien
Description
British philologist and author of classic high fantasy works
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q892
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien
References
:: End of Year Organizing
:: “The Riddles of the Hobbit” by Adam Roberts
:: Influences on my Blog's Design
:: Books I Read (or Started to Read) in 2019
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-13)
Jack Vance
Description
American mystery and speculative fiction writer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q312632
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Vance
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
Javascript (JS)
Description
programming language
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2005
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript
References
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Reflecting on Migrating from Wordpress
:: Jeremy Friesen
Javascript Object Notation (JSON)
Description
text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2063
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON
References
:: Reflecting on Migrating from Wordpress
:: Exposing More Metadata for Take on Rules
:: Hugo Tips and Tricks #1
:: The Joys of a Simple Site
Javascript Object Notation for Linking Data (JSON+LD)
Description
a method of encoding Linked Data using JSON
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q6108942
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON-LD
References
:: Reflecting on Migrating from Wordpress
:: Why Hugo when I'm A Rubyist
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Jeremy Friesen
Jekyll
Verbose Name
Jekyll: Ruby-based Static Site Generator
Description
Ruby-based static website generator
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q17067385
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jekyll_(software)
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Jira
Verbose Name
Atlassian's Jira
Description
issue-tracking product developed by Atlassian
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1359246
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jira_(software)
References
:: Exploring Documentation Location Options
John F. Kennedy (JFK)
Description
35th president of the United States (1917-1963)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q9696
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy
References
:: D is for ...
Jump Drive (J-Drive)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Combat”
Kahlil Gibran
Description
Lebanese-American writer, poet, and painter (1883–1931)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q47737
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahlil_Gibran
References
:: "On Children" by Kahlil Gibran
:: "On Self-Knowledge" by Kahlil Gibran
Keith Baker Presents (KB Presents)
References
:: Keith Baker announces “Project Raptor”
Kevin Crawford
Description
role-playing game designer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q67963897
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
KiloByte (kB)
Description
multiple of the unit byte
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q79726
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilobyte
References
:: Welcome to My New Take on Rules
:: The Joys of a Simple Site
Kilogram (kg)
Description
SI unit of mass
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q11570
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilogram
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
Kilometer (km)
Description
unit of length equal to 1,000 meters
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q828224
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilometre
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - World and Universe Creation”
Kilometers per Hour (kph)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Vehicles”
Kindergarten through 12th Grade (K-12)
References
:: Let's Read “The End of Policing” by Alex S Vitale - Chapter 2 (Part 2)
Knowledge, Skill, or Ability (KSA)
References
:: Iterating on a Hiring Process (Part 1)
:: Iterating on a Hiring Process (Part 2)
Kreutzhofen
Identifier
https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Kreutzhofen
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
Labyrinth Lord (LL)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/259983/Advanced-Labyrinth-Lord-Dragon-Cover?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3214557
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth_Lord
References
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
Lavender Hack (LH)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/308733/Lavender-Hack-Tarantula-Hawk-Wasp-Edition?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpg/61133/lavender-hack
References
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Character Creation)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 2)
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Description
2017 action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q17185964
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Breath_of_the_Wild
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
Letter of Marque
Description
governmental authorization of privateering
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1414906
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_marque
References
:: Bringing the Whole Toolkit to Problem-Solving
Lifepaths (LP)
References
:: Burning Wheel Gold - Connecting BITs and Artha
Lisp (Lisp)
Description
functional programming language based on the lambda calculus
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q132874
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisp_(programming_language)
References
:: A Year or So of Emacs
Live Action Role Playing (LARP)
Description
form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters' actions
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q216749
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_action_role-playing_game
References
:: May Not Haved Played A Lot of Games at GenCon…
Living Card Game (LCG)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q15113641
References
:: Wrath of the Autarch by Phil Lewis
Lost Ship
Verbose Name
Lost Ship: A Survival Game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/302647/Lost-Ship-A-Survival-Game?affiliate_id=318171
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
Loviatar
Verbose Name
Loviatar Fanzine
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgperiodical/17799/loviatar
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
Machine Learning (ML)
Description
Scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to perform tasks without explicit instructions
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2539
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-17)
Macintosh Operating System X (OS X)
Description
operating system for Apple computers, launched in 2001 as Mac OS X
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q14116
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS
References
:: Synchronizing OSX, Terminal, and Emacs Dark/Light Appearance
:: Jeremy Friesen
Magnolia
Description
genus of plants
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q157017
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia
References
:: Magnolia
Manouevre Drive (M-Drive)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Combat”
Marienburg
Identifier
https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Marienburg
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 2)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 4)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 7)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology License (MIT License)
Description
series or any of several permissive free software licenses originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q334661
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_License
References
:: Rules Lite Games and the Open Game License
Master of Ceremonies (MoC)
References
:: Master of Bandwidth
:: Hollowpoint Session Observations
:: Apocalypse World moves in the Fellowship of the Ring
:: What Makes a Game So Hackable?
:: Interview with Robert Bohl
:: How to Hack Apocalypse World with the AW Hacker All-Stars hosted by Pete Figtree
Megabyte (MB)
Description
multiple of the unit byte
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q79735
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte
References
:: Welcome to My New Take on Rules
:: The Joys of a Simple Site
Megabytes per second (MBps)
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
MegaCredits (MCr)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
Michael Moorcock
Description
English writer, editor, critic
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q316138
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Moorcock
References
:: The Ruby Throne
Middle Earth Role Playing Game (MERP)
Description
tabletop fantasy role-playing game
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5473
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle-earth_Role_Playing
References
:: D is for ...
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
Milliseconds (ms)
Description
SI unit of time
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q723733
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millisecond
References
:: The Joys of a Simple Site
Morale Level (ML)
References
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Most Valuable Player (MVP)
References
:: Bloodstone Observations
Mouse Guard RPG (MGRPG)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.burningwheel.com/mouse-guard/
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q17142058
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_Guard_Roleplaying_Game
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Character Creation)
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
Movement (MV)
References
:: Skeleton of Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Daniel Collin's “Book of War”
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Neoliberalism
Description
political philosophy that supports economic liberalization
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q162719
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoliberalism
References
:: Puttering in the Yard and Fixations of Scale
Neutral (TN)
References
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
Description
contractual agreement not to disclose specified information
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1053818
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-disclosure_agreement
References
:: Session 15: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Non-Player Character (NPC)
Description
fictional character in a role-playing or video game that cannot be played or controlled by a real-world person
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q466466
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-player_character
References
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #2
:: Q is for Queen of Spiders
:: Planning Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #5
:: Loading Chekhov's Gun
:: Running and Playing Bloodstone in Burning Wheel
:: Cribbing Ideas from Apocalypse World and Dungeon World for Bloodstone
:: Bloodstone Party Composition
:: Gamemastering by Brian Jamison - A Behind the Screen Look
:: Hacking Together a Burning Wheel Conflict Resolution on the Fly
:: Playing Burning Wheel Gold With The Kids
:: Part-Time Gods by Third Eye Games
:: Bloodstone Session #4
:: A Circles Epiphany - Burning Wheel
:: …And Finally, Bloodstone
:: Liberating the Village only to Stumble into the Dungeon
:: Dining with the Baron
:: School Daze by Tracy Barnett
:: Thornburg by J.B. Mannon and Jeremiah Shepersky
:: The Gnomes of Levnec by Zzarchov Kowolski
:: Dangerous Space Jail by Phil Vecchione
:: An Incomplete Catalog of Random Tables for Future Reference
:: Tables in the DMG and their Page Number
:: Out of the Abyss - Session #1
:: Early Experience running Out of the Abyss
:: Features of Burning Wheel That I Enjoy(ed?)
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: Burning Sanctuary - Session 1
:: White Box Gothic by Barrel Rider Games
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
:: Raiding the Ziggurat of Dis Pater
:: Let's Read “Stars Without Number” - Character Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Psionics
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” – Scenes, Saves, and Skill Checks
:: Plan for Complications - Tomb of Annihilation
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
:: Witchburner in Burning Wheel
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Following-up on Character Attachment
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Starships
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Adventure Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Game Master Resources
:: Grinding through the Tomb of Annihilation
:: Random Eberron Regional Origins
:: Introducing GM Notepad: A Command Line Tool for GM-ing
:: Adding a “Stars without Number” Dataset for gm-notepad
:: Session 2 exploring the Thel-Sector of “Stars without Number”
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat - Take 2
:: Once More Into the “Tomb of Annihilation”
:: It Finally Happened: A Doppelgänger Infiltrated the Party
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - The Sindal Sector”
:: Using Emacs While Running Online Games
:: Revisiting Hydra Menu for Org Roam Lookup in Emacs
:: Tweaks in “Worlds without Number” to the “Stars without Number” Engine
:: Session 1: A Grain of Truth in the World of Ardu
:: A Refinement to the Ubiquitous Initiative Procedure
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
:: Session 15: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Session 16: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Hiatus: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Notre Dame (ND)
Verbose Name
University of Notre Dame
Description
Catholic university in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q178848
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Notre_Dame
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
:: Jeremy Friesen
Obstacle (Ob)
References
:: Hacking Together a Burning Wheel Conflict Resolution on the Fly
:: Border Crossing and Culinary Explorations
:: Dual Duel of Wits and Dangerous Stakes
:: Success and Failure in Role Playing Games
:: A Collection of Short Session Recaps
:: Burning Sanctuary - Session 1
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 2)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 7)
Old School Essentials (OSE)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/279183/OldSchool-Essentials-Classic-Fantasy-Rules-Tome?affiliate_id=318171
References
:: Strategies for Cold Opens of Impromptu Games
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
Old School Reference and Index Compilation (OSRIC)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3347723
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSRIC
References
:: What a Difference a Year Makes
:: Assassin Lifepaths for Burning Wheel
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: Cataloging Performance Art and other Ephemera
:: An Incomplete Catalog of Random Tables for Future Reference
:: Adding More Mortar to the Three Pillars
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
Old School Renaissance (OSR)
Description
tabletop role-playing game movement
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q15991289
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_School_Revival
References
:: Cataloging Performance Art and other Ephemera
:: Fascination with the Flame Princess
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Adding More Mortar to the Three Pillars
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: White Box Gothic by Barrel Rider Games
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
:: Campaign, Rulings, Descriptions, and Questing
:: The Portal Under the Stars at International Tabletop Game Day
:: A Slow Path to Dungeon Crawl Classics
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Into the Waiting Light
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Behind the Screen
:: Steelhart
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
:: Discovered an Unknown to Me Sibling of the Old School Primer
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: Witchburner in Burning Wheel
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Following-up on Character Attachment
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Dreams of Adventure: Classes
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Session 10: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-13)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
Olga Tokarczuk
Description
Polish writer and activist
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q254032
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_Tokarczuk
References
:: “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” by Olga Tokarczuk
:: Books I Read (or Started to Read) in 2019
One Six-Sided Die (d6)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
Open Game Content (OGC)
Description
The "open" portion of content released under the Open Game License.
References
:: Cataloging Performance Art and other Ephemera
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
Open Game License (OGL)
Description
public copyright license for tabletop role-playing games of 2000
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1752744
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Game_License
References
:: Open Game License
:: What a Difference a Year Makes
:: Hollowpoint Review
:: Rules Lite Games and the Open Game License
:: The Now 400 Pound Gorilla Has Awoken
:: What Makes a Game So Hackable?
:: Nostalgically Wishing I Would've Been Part of the Old School
:: Cataloging Performance Art and other Ephemera
:: About
:: Open Game License (OGL)
:: Seeking a 2015 Ennies Nomination
:: White Box Gothic by Barrel Rider Games
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook”
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
Operating System (OS)
Description
software that manages computer hardware resources
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q9135
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system
References
:: Using Emacs While Running Online Games
Org-mode (Org-mode)
Verbose Name
Org-mode: Emacs mode for task managing and notetaking
Description
Emacs mode for task managing and notetaking
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q307228
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Org-mode
References
:: Visual Changes to Take on Rules
:: Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits I Want to Develop
Org-roam (Org-roam)
Verbose Name
Org-roam: A plain-text personal knowledge management system.
Identifier
https://orgroam.com
References
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
Out of the Abyss (OotA)
Description
Dungeons & Dragons adventure module
Offer
https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?keywords=Out+of+the+Abyss+Storyline&affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q28453304
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Abyss_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)
References
:: Early Experience running Out of the Abyss
Outline Processor Markup Language (OPML)
Description
an XML format for structured outlines
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q836370
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPML
References
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Switching from Inoreader to Newsboat for RSS Reader
:: Reducing Duplication in my Emacs Config
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
Description
brand of beer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2045297
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pabst_Blue_Ribbon
References
:: Dungeon World – GenCon 2012 Edition
Pain Tolerances Grayscales (PTGS)
References
:: Playstorming a Burning Wheel Fight using Twilight in the Duchy Verdorben stat blocks
Parental Guidance (PG)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q52382294
References
:: Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl
Pay What You Want (PWYW)
Description
Pricing strategy
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q846616
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_what_you_want
References
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
Peer to Peer (P2P)
Verbose Name
Peer to Peer: A decentralized and distributed network architecture
Description
type of decentralized and distributed network architecture
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q161410
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer-to-peer
References
:: Today I Learned (May 20th 2020 Edition)
Person of Color (PoC)
Description
person who is not white, mostly used in the United States
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2072081
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person_of_color
References
:: Let's Read “The End of Policing” by Alex S Vitale - Chapter 3 (Part 1)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-13)
PHP Programming Language (PHP)
Description
scripting language focused on web development
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q59
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Pirates of Drinax (PoD)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/218046/The-Pirates-of-Drinax?affiliate_id=318171
Same As
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/233629/pirates-drinax-mongoose-2nd-edition
References
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
PlantUML
Description
tool to create UML diagrams from a plain text language
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q18346546
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlantUML
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
:: Process Development and Documentation as a Deliverable
:: Conceptualizing a Process for Where and How to Publish the Thing
Player Character (PC)
Description
fictional character in a role-playing or video game that can be played or controlled by a real-world person
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1062345
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Player_character
References
:: Loading Chekhov's Gun
:: Never Split the Party - Worst Duel of Wits Compromise Ever
:: A Circles Epiphany - Burning Wheel
:: GM Questionnaire
:: Liberating the Village only to Stumble into the Dungeon
:: Dining with the Baron
:: World of Steve - Session 1
:: Examining the RPG Sessions That I Ran and Think Were Awesome
:: Thornburg by J.B. Mannon and Jeremiah Shepersky
:: Forgotten Years - Dungeon World Campaign Session 1
:: Evil Wizards in a Cave by Johnstone Metzger
:: Torchbearer: An Inaugural Run
:: Dangerous Space Jail by Phil Vecchione
:: Out of the Abyss - Session #1
:: World of Steve - Session 2
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: White Box Gothic by Barrel Rider Games
:: Facilitating better RPG combats
:: Blades in the Dark by John Harper
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Into the Waiting Light
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” – Scenes, Saves, and Skill Checks
:: Plan for Complications - Tomb of Annihilation
:: The Stage is Set for an Epic Battle in Omu
:: Discovered an Unknown to Me Sibling of the Old School Primer
:: That One Session of Dwimmermount
:: Witchburner in Burning Wheel
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Following-up on Character Attachment
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Starships
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Sector Creation
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Adventure Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Factions
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Game Master Resources
:: Grinding through the Tomb of Annihilation
:: Random Eberron Regional Origins
:: Session 1 of a “Stars without Number” Campaign
:: Session 2 exploring the Thel-Sector of “Stars without Number”
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat - Take 2
:: Once More Into the “Tomb of Annihilation”
:: It Finally Happened: A Doppelgänger Infiltrated the Party
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: The Court Procedure from Lavender Hack
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook”
:: Session 8: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 10: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: A Refinement to the Ubiquitous Initiative Procedure
:: A Situation and Adventure Design Process
:: Sending some Interstitial Love Letters to the New Vistas Crew
:: Session 12: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 13: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 14: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
Player's Handbook (PHB)
References
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
Point of Sales (PoS)
Description
event where retail transaction is completed
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q386147
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_sale
References
:: Software to Migrate Data from Square to Shopify
:: Consulting Services I Provide
Poison Ivy
Verbose Name
Toxicodendron radicans
Description
species of plant
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7218532
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicodendron_radicans
References
:: Insomnia, Language, and Poison Ivy
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Description
family of file formats used to present documents
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q42332
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF
References
:: Good News Everyone…Bulldogs! RPG is Here!
:: Bulldogs! Pre-Release Review
:: Hewards Handy Haversack - GenCon Edition
:: Weird Fantasy - Lamentations of the Flame Princess
:: Part-Time Gods by Third Eye Games
:: Stealing Cthulhu by Graham Walmsley
:: Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl
:: Interview with Robert Bohl
:: Floundering Around the Burning Wheel
:: Dungeon World Custom Moves for Ziggurat of the Sun Princess
:: World of Dungeons by John Harper
:: Microscope Session – New Force Changes Society
:: Just Arrived - Monster of the Week by Michael Sands
:: School Daze by Tracy Barnett
:: Moleskin Maps: Volume 1 by Chubby Monster Games
:: Thornburg by J.B. Mannon and Jeremiah Shepersky
:: Celebrating My 202nd Post
:: Take On Establishments
:: Dungeon World PDF is Available!
:: Take on Game Day (Part 1 of N)
:: Dungeon World Update and Some Resources
:: Dungeon World Playbooks
:: Dungeon World Campaign Playbook
:: How to Hack Apocalypse World with the AW Hacker All-Stars hosted by Pete Figtree
:: Evil Wizards in a Cave by Johnstone Metzger
:: Torchbearer: An Inaugural Run
:: Random Relationship Graph Builder
:: Fascination with the Flame Princess
:: Thulian Echoes by Zzarchov Kowolski
:: White Box Gothic by Barrel Rider Games
:: Skeleton of Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics Agenda and Advice
:: Dungeon Crawl Classics - Tower of the Stargazer [Session 5]
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
:: Reviewing Top Content from My Old Wordpress Site
:: Adventures in Middle-earth is in the Bundle of Holding
:: Keith Baker announces “Project Raptor”
:: Session 1 of a “Stars without Number” Campaign
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: A Year or So of Emacs
post meridiem (pm)
Description
period of the day after noon and before midnight
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q55313907
References
:: Work Experiment the Second
Poul Anderson
Description
American science fiction and fantasy writer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q220883
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson
References
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
:: The Ruby Throne
Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA)
Description
game system for tabletop role-playing game
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q17149214
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_by_the_Apocalypse
References
:: Reviewing Top Content from My Old Wordpress Site
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
Print on Demand (PoD)
Description
printing technology
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q288666
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Print_on_demand
References
:: White Box Gothic by Barrel Rider Games
Product Identity (PI)
Description
The "protected" portion of content released under the Open Game License.
References
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
Product Manager (PM)
Description
profession involving investigating and driving the development of products
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2552738
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_manager
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Programming
Description
occupational field
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q80006
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_programming
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Project Management
Description
the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q179012
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_management
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Psionic Strength (Psi)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Psionics”
Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere (POSSE)
References
:: Connecting to Bridgy for backfeed and POSSE service
Quality Assurance (QA)
Description
way of preventing mistakes or defects in manufactured products and avoiding problems when delivering solutions or services to customers; (ISO 9000) part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q836575
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_assurance
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Rake (Rake)
Description
Make-like tool written in Ruby
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1968674
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_(software)
References
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Own Your Tools
:: Reflecting on Migrating from Wordpress
:: The How and the Why of Indices of Game Crunch
:: Ruby Script to Extract Post for RPGGeek
:: Thinking Through Group Rolls for Stars and Worlds without Number
:: Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits I Want to Develop
Ravenloft
Verbose Name
I6 Ravenloft
Description
1983 module for Dungeons & Dragons game
Offer
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/17527/I6-Ravenloft-1e?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7296458
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenloft_(module)
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-10)
README
Description
file that contains information about other files in a directory or archive
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q539662
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/README
References
:: Proposing a Documentation Structure and Rationale
Real New Mexico (RNM)
References
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #3
Reflex (Ref)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
Description
DBMS that is based on the relational model
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3932296
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relational_database_management_system
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Report Program Generator programming language from IBM (IBM RPG)
Description
programming language from IBM
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q840543
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_RPG
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Description
formal language
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q54872
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Description_Framework
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Resource Description Framework in Attributes (RDFa)
Verbose Name
RDFa: A format for expressing RDF statements in HTML documents
Description
format for expressing RDF statements in HTML documents
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q507673
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDFa
References
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
Responsibility matrix assignment (RACI)
Description
tool used for project and business process management
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1850420
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_assignment_matrix
References
:: Bringing the Whole Toolkit to Problem-Solving
:: Process Development and Documentation as a Deliverable
:: Conceptualizing a Process for Where and How to Publish the Thing
Rich Site Summary (RSS)
Description
family of web feed formats
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q45432
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS
References
:: Stealing Cthulhu by Graham Walmsley
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Welcome to My New Take on Rules
:: Helmets and Halberd Podcast
:: Books in Progress and Recently Finished
:: Switching from Inoreader to Newsboat for RSS Reader
:: Adding Webmention Features
:: Highlighting Posts from my RSS Feed
:: Deplatforming
:: On Plain Old Boring HTML
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
:: A Year or So of Emacs
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-06)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
:: Further Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-17)
Roger Zelazny
Description
American speculative fiction writer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q295406
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Zelazny
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: The Ruby Throne
Role Playing Game (RPG)
Description
game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Use Tabletop role-playing game (Q1643932) for the leasure activity.
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q160738
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Role-playing_game
References
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #1
:: Planning Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #2
:: C is for Candyland
:: D is for ...
:: E is for Eberron
:: J is for Jaiman the Land of Twilight...kind of
:: V is for Versions
:: Z is for Zebullon's Guide to Frontier Space
:: Recapturing that Old Gaming Magic
:: Finally, Dogs in the Vineyard
:: Planning Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #5
:: Loading Chekhov's Gun
:: Diaspora RPG Cluster Creation
:: Good News Everyone…Bulldogs! RPG is Here!
:: Master of Bandwidth
:: Bulldogs! Pre-Release Review
:: What a Difference a Year Makes
:: Converting Star Frontier's Vrusk into Bulldogs!
:: GenCon Games on Demand - Hollowpoint
:: Translating Empire Strikes Back into Dungeon World Moves
:: Contemplating Scene Economy with Seven Players
:: Gamemastering by Brian Jamison - A Behind the Screen Look
:: Burning Wheel Gold - Connecting BITs and Artha
:: Part-Time Gods by Third Eye Games
:: Stealing Cthulhu by Graham Walmsley
:: Carcosa by Geoffrey McKinney - PDF Edition
:: 2011 In Review
:: RPG Bucket List Or Gaming Resolution for 2012
:: Rules Lite Games and the Open Game License
:: The Now 400 Pound Gorilla Has Awoken
:: Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl
:: Interview with Robert Bohl
:: Just Arrived - A Boatload of Louie
:: GM Questionnaire
:: Survey of Methods of Advancement
:: Make a Decision Already
:: Preparing for Diaspora
:: After a Few Dungeon World One-Shots
:: World of Dungeons by John Harper
:: Just Arrived – Skyward Steel and Darkness Visible
:: Just Arrived – Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
:: Sitting Down to Run a New Game
:: Just Arrived - Monster of the Week by Michael Sands
:: Cataloging Performance Art and other Ephemera
:: May Not Haved Played A Lot of Games at GenCon…
:: Cthulhu Dark – GenCon 2012 Edition
:: Coordinating a Game Day
:: So GM Burnout has Happened
:: School Daze by Tracy Barnett
:: First Steps for the Game Day
:: Examining the RPG Sessions That I Ran and Think Were Awesome
:: Take on Magic Items – A Dungeon World Magic Item Compendium
:: Celebrating My 202nd Post
:: Gaming Violence and Children
:: Take On Establishments
:: Just Arrived - A Thousand and One Nights
:: A Father and Son Night of Marvel Heroic RPG
:: The When and Where of Goshen Game Day
:: Remember the Reaction Roll
:: The Role Playing Games of the Goshen Game Day
:: Take on Game Day (Part 1 of N)
:: Take on Game Day (Part 2 of N)
:: Inverse World - A Dungeon World Sourcebook
:: How to Hack Apocalypse World with the AW Hacker All-Stars hosted by Pete Figtree
:: Evil Wizards in a Cave by Johnstone Metzger
:: Why the Fantasy Genre
:: Torchbearer with the kids
:: Backing Project: Dark by Will Hindmarch
:: Getting the Band Back Together
:: Fascination with the Flame Princess
:: Why I am a Tabletop RPG Cheerleader
:: An Incomplete Catalog of Random Tables for Future Reference
:: Back on the Gaming Treadmill (maybe)
:: Circle of Hands Clash System Shout Out
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Wrath of the Autarch by Phil Lewis
:: Features of Burning Wheel That I Enjoy(ed?)
:: What Makes a Good Role-Playing Session (for me)?
:: Burning Sanctuary - Session 0
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
:: Skeleton of Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game
:: Skeleton of Referee Section for Basic Fantasy RPG
:: Have Fun Storming the Castle
:: The Rise (and Fall) of Session 0
:: Running DCC at my Friendly Local Book and Game Store
:: My Procedure for Facilitating Open Table Gaming
:: The Portal Under the Stars at International Tabletop Game Day
:: Going Local
:: Raiding the Ziggurat of Dis Pater
:: Blades in the Dark by John Harper
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Let's read “Stars without Number”
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Into the Waiting Light
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Burning Wheel Lifepaths Inspired by Warhammer Fantasy
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
:: That One Session of Dwimmermount
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Reviewing Top Content from My Old Wordpress Site
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Everything I Ever Wanted in an RPG
:: Ten Influential RPGs (for me)
:: Diving Further into Embarkation
:: Dreams of Adventure: Classes
:: Helmets and Halberd Podcast
:: Own Your Game System
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Game Master Resources
:: Rite of Admixture - A Ritual for the Dark Six of Eberron
:: Revisiting Eberron: Why I am Excited to Explore the Campaign Setting
:: Why Hugo when I'm A Rubyist
:: It Finally Happened: A Doppelgänger Infiltrated the Party
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Influences on my Blog's Design
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
:: Seeking Inspiration
:: Adding Webmention Features
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Desperate Role-Playing Moments
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Combat”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Common Spacecraft”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Psionics”
:: Series
:: Revisiting Hydra Menu for Org Roam Lookup in Emacs
:: The Geemit - A Worlds without Number Demihuman
:: Thinking Through Group Rolls for Stars and Worlds without Number
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: Deplatforming
:: The Why of a Blog?
:: Strategies for Cold Opens of Impromptu Games
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
:: Project Initiation and Change
:: Giving Platform
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-10)
:: Delving Further into the Why of Emacs
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-13)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-17)
:: The Steadfastness and Mutability of Fiction
RSpec (RSpec)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3463141
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSpec
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Ruby (Ruby)
Verbose Name
Ruby programming language
Description
programming language
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q161053
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_(programming_language)
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
:: Further Molding Emacs to Reinforce Habits
:: Insomnia, Language, and Poison Ivy
:: Delving Further into the Why of Emacs
Ruby on Rails (Ruby on Rails)
Verbose Name
Ruby on Rails: Open Source Web Application Framework
Description
open source web application framework
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q190478
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_on_Rails
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: Jeremy Friesen
Rules as Written (RaW)
References
:: Diving Further into Embarkation
Samvera
Identifier
https://samvera.org/
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic
:: Jeremy Friesen
:: “Total Systems Power” by Barry Oshry
Sand Dogs (SD)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/269946/Sand-Dogs?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpg/55536/sand-dogs
References
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
Sandbox
References
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
Sandhill Crane
Description
species of bird
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q503804
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhill_crane
References
:: Sandhill Cranes
Saving Throw (ST)
Description
character game mechanic
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1400142
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saving_throw
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Dreams of Adventure: Classes
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
Description
open standard for two-dimensional vector graphics
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2078
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics
References
:: An Upcoming Campaign Map with Tech Tomfoolery
Scarlet Heroes
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/127180/Scarlet-Heroes?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q104253139
References
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
Schema.org
Description
project to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet, on web pages, in email messages, and beyond
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3475322
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema.org
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
School Resource Officer (SRO)
Description
police officer assigned to a school
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7432625
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_resource_officer
References
:: Let's Read “The End of Policing” by Alex S Vitale - Chapter 3 (Part 1)
:: Let's Read “The End of Policing” by Alex S Vitale - Chapter 3 (Part 2)
Science Fantasy (SF)
Description
science fiction genre
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1080374
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fantasy
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: The Ruby Throne
Science Fiction (Sci-Fi)
Description
genre of fiction
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q24925
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction
References
:: Just Arrived – Skyward Steel and Darkness Visible
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Description
practice of increasing online visibility in search engine results pages
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q180711
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization
References
:: Welcome to My New Take on Rules
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS)
Description
web encryption method similar to HTTPS
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q277919
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol
References
:: My Blogging Engine
Secure Shell (SSH)
Description
cryptographic network protocol for secure data communication, remote shell services or command execution and other secure network services between two networked computers
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q170460
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Shell_Protocol
References
:: Farewell Github Pages, Hello Nearly Free Speech
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Description
cryptographic protocols for securing data in transit
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q206494
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security
References
:: Just Arrived – Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
seneschal (seneschal)
Offer
https://vsca.blog/2021/02/26/seneschal/
References
:: Playing in Seneschal Facilitated by Brad Murray
Silver piece(s) (sp)
References
:: An Initial “Worlds without Number” Situation from the Ministry of Harvest
:: Session 1: A Grain of Truth in the World of Ardu
Single-Page Application (SPA)
Description
Web application based on a single web page and client-side logics.
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1990286
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-page_application
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-07)
Six-sided die (d6)
Description
type of die
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q17639282
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Space Operations”
Snite Museum of Art (Snite)
Description
art museum in Notre Dame, Indiana
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q12069361
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snite_Museum_of_Art
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Soapgy Gnome
Identifier
https://soapygnome.com
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
Social Standing (SOC)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - An Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
Soft Horizon
Identifier
https://vsca.blog/2019/02/12/soft-horizon-srd/
References
:: The Resolution System of Soft Horizon
:: Using the Organization Generator from “Soft Horizon” with a “Worlds without Number” Campaign
:: Thinking Through Group Rolls for Stars and Worlds without Number
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
Solr
Verbose Name
Apache Solr
Description
open-source enterprise-search platform
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2858103
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Solr
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
sort (Unix command) (sort)
Verbose Name
sort: Unix command to sort lines of text files
Description
standard UNIX utility
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q709123
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sort_(Unix)
References
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
Special Property (SpP)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Description
special forces
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q324563
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWAT
References
:: Let's Read “The End of Policing” by Alex S Vitale - Chapter 2 (Part 2)
:: Let's Read “The End of Policing” by Alex S Vitale - Chapter 3 (Part 2)
Star Frontiers: Alpha Dawn
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226710/Star-Frontiers-Alpha-Dawn?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitemversion/43/alpha-dawn-box-set
References
:: The Geemit - A Worlds without Number Demihuman
Starling
Description
species of bird
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q25469
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_starling
References
:: Bluebird
Stars without Number: Revised Edition (SWN)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226996/Stars-Without-Number-Revised-Edition?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q67963569
References
:: Let's read “Stars without Number”
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Into the Waiting Light
:: Let's Read “Stars Without Number” - Character Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” – Scenes, Saves, and Skill Checks
:: Do you prefer your RPG Combat as War or Sport?
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Equipment and Vehicles
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - The History of Space
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Sector Creation
:: Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Adventure Creation
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Factions
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Game Master Resources
:: Let's Read “Codex of the Black Sun”
:: Let's Read “Codex of the Black Sun” - Black Stars Uncounted
:: Adding a “Stars without Number” Dataset for gm-notepad
:: Session 1 of a “Stars without Number” Campaign
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat
:: Playstorming a “Stars without Number” Space Combat - Take 2
:: Seeking Inspiration
:: Once More, a "Stars without Number" Campaign
:: The Player Characters (and new Alien) of New Vistas
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Encounters and Dangers”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - The Sindal Sector”
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
:: Session 7: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Adding Hydra Menu for Org Roam Lookup in Emacs
:: Tweaks in “Worlds without Number” to the “Stars without Number” Engine
:: The Kvarzflett - A “Stars without Number” Sophont
:: The Geemit - A Worlds without Number Demihuman
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
:: Thinking Through Group Rolls for Stars and Worlds without Number
:: Session 1: A Grain of Truth in the World of Ardu
:: Probability of Stabilizing the Dying in “Stars without Number”
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: A Refinement to the Ubiquitous Initiative Procedure
:: A Situation and Adventure Design Process
:: Strategies for Cold Opens of Impromptu Games
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 1)
:: Happy 10th Birthday Take on Rules
:: Session 12: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 13: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Preamble to Session 14: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 14: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Recontextualizing my Relationship with Burning Wheel
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number"
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-13)
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
Static Site Generator (SSG)
Description
software to generate static websites
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q77916592
References
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
Steel Test
Description
A Burning Wheel Gold test used to determine your characters response to a stressful situation; See a ghost? Receive a wound? Witness a grissly event? Your character should probably make a Steel test to determine if they keep their cool or not.
References
:: Additional Burning Wheel Procedures
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 3)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 4)
Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
Description
unpassed United States bill
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q171322
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act
References
:: Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl
Strategic Innovation Lab (SI Lab)
Verbose Name
Strategic Innovation Lab of the Hesburgh Libraries
Same As
https://directory.library.nd.edu/directory/departments/1194
References
:: Process Development and Documentation as a Deliverable
:: Exploring Documentation Location Options
:: Iterating on a Hiring Process (Part 2)
Strength (Str)
References
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - An Example of Character Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Psionics”
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Description
programming language for management and use of relational databases
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q47607
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Sublime Text (Sublime Text)
Verbose Name
Sublime Text: A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose
Description
text editor
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q267193
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublime_Text
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: Delving Further into the Why of Emacs
Submission Information Package (SIP)
References
:: Technology Doomed to Repeat Itself
System Reference Document (SRD)
Description
set or subset of role-playing mechanics available under an open license
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1091693
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Reference_Document
References
:: An Incomplete Catalog of Random Tables for Future Reference
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - A Third Example of Character Creation”
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
System Reference Document: Fifth Edition (SRD5)
References
:: Playstorming Embarkation Tweaks in Adventures in Middle-earth
:: It Finally Happened: A Doppelgänger Infiltrated the Party
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery
:: 5th Edition House Rules: Modified Injury and Recovery - Take 2
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: A Refinement to the Ubiquitous Initiative Procedure
Table of Contents (ToC)
Description
Provides an overview of what to expect from this document.
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1456936
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_contents
References
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Tabletop RPG Design in Theory and Practice at the Forge, 2001-2012
Description
An academic book
Offer
https://www.worldcat.org/title/tabletop-rpg-design-in-theory-and-practice-at-the-forge-2001-2012/oclc/1197788142&referer=brief_results
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q107177603
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-10)
Tactical Rules Studies (TSR)
Description
former company, publisher of "Dungeons & Dragons"
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1543201
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSR,_Inc.
References
:: Q is for Queen of Spiders
:: Z is for Zebullon's Guide to Frontier Space
:: Converting Star Frontier's Vrusk into Bulldogs!
:: Cataloging Performance Art and other Ephemera
:: Moleskin Maps II by Matt Jackson
:: Take on the Lower Depths
:: An Incomplete Catalog of Random Tables for Future Reference
Technology Level (TL)
References
:: Diaspora: The Precious Few, Session #2
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Combat and Healing
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Equipment and Vehicles
:: Session 2 exploring the Thel-Sector of “Stars without Number”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Encounters and Dangers”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - World and Universe Creation”
Television (TV)
Description
telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q289
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television
References
:: Gaming Violence and Children
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-17)
Test Driven Development (TDD)
Description
repetition of a very short development cycle: requirements are turned into very specific test cases, then the software is improved to pass the new tests, only
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q950250
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test-driven_development
References
:: Jeremy Friesen
Textmate (TM)
Description
text editor
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2297533
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TextMate
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: Delving Further into the Why of Emacs
The Annotated Hobbit
Verbose Name
The Annotated Hobbit: the Hobbit, or There and Back Again
Description
Douglas A. Anderson's annotated version from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
Offer
https://www.worldcat.org/title/annotated-hobbit-the-hobbit-or-there-and-back-again/oclc/248366748&referer=brief_results
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q92463
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Annotated_Hobbit
References
:: Influences on my Blog's Design
The Book of the New Sun
Description
novel series by Gene Wolfe
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3269840
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_the_New_Sun
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
The Broken Sword
Description
book by Poul Anderson
Offer
https://www.worldcat.org/title/broken-sword/oclc/1078370235&referer=brief_results
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7720276
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Broken_Sword
References
:: End of Year Organizing
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
:: The Ruby Throne
The Chronicles of Amber
Description
fantasy book series
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1053330
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Amber
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-09)
:: The Ruby Throne
The Dark of Hot Springs Island
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/215340/The-Dark-of-Hot-Springs-Island?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/235448/dark-hot-springs-island
References
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
The Empire
Verbose Name
The Empire of Man (Warhammer Fantasy Setting)
Description
The Glorious Empire of the Warhammer Fantasy Setting
Identifier
https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/The_Empire
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 4)
The Enemy Within (EW)
Description
series of adventures for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/286466/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-Fourth-Edition-Enemy-Within-Campaign--Volume-1-Enemy-in-Shadows?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3203130
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Enemy_Within_Campaign
References
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
The Forge
Description
independent tabletop role-playing game movement
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q64528910
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-10)
The Great Pendragon Campaign (GPC)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/12405/The-Great-Pendragon-Campaign?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/48835/great-pendragon-campaign
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
The Hero's Journey (THJ)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/295279/The-Heros-Journey-Second-Edition?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpg/34736/heros-journey-fantasy-roleplaying
References
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
The Night Below
Verbose Name
Night Below: An Underdark Campaign
Description
D&D campaign by Carl Sargent
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17087/Night-Below-An-Underdark-Campaign-2e?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7033219
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Below
References
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
The One Ring (TOR)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2028764
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_One_Ring_Roleplaying_Game
References
:: Some Questions and Answers with James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games
The Prophet
Description
1923 book with 26 prose poetry fables by Khalil Gibran
Offer
https://www.worldcat.org/title/prophet-by-kahlil-gibran/oclc/754885850&referer=brief_results
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1196302
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prophet_(book)
References
:: "On Children" by Kahlil Gibran
:: "On Self-Knowledge" by Kahlil Gibran
The Red Hand of Doom (RHoD)
Description
D&D adventure module
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/28797/Red-Hand-of-Doom-3e?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7304215
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hand_of_Doom
References
:: R is for Red Hand of Doom
:: Scenic Dunnsmouth by Zzarchov Kowolski
:: Early Experience running Out of the Abyss
:: My Procedure for Facilitating Open Table Gaming
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
The Scaffold System (Scaffold)
Offer
https://vsca.blog/2021/02/20/the-scaffold-system/
References
:: Playing in Seneschal Facilitated by Brad Murray
The Silver Searcher (ag)
Identifier
https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
Think-pair-share
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q22909393
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think-pair-share
References
:: Iterating on a Hiring Process (Part 2)
Thirteen (13) (XIII)
References
:: Adventures in Adventure Conversion
Three Hearts and Three Lions
Description
novel by Poul Anderson
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q630341
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Hearts_and_Three_Lions
References
:: The Ruby Throne
To Be Determined (TBD)
Description
placeholder term in planning
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q603908
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_be_announced
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
To Hit Armor Class 0 (THAC0)
Description
character game mechanic
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q104254746
References
:: My Response to an OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
Tom Moldvay
Description
role-playing game designer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3530805
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Moldvay
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
Tomb of Annihilation (ToA)
Description
D&D module adventure
Offer
https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?filters=0_45682_0_0_0_0_0_0&src=fid45682?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q67311483
References
:: Wrapping up the Year
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-06)
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
Too Long; Didn't Read (TL;DR)
Description
"too long, didn't read"; internet comment on the verbosity of a post
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q16886840
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TL;DR
References
:: Remember the Reaction Roll
:: Polymorph, Wild Shape and the Barbarian Rage
:: Adding a “Stars without Number” Dataset for gm-notepad
Torchbearer
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/116482/Torchbearer?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q66830849
References
:: Campaign, Rulings, Descriptions, and Questing
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
Total Party Kill (TPK)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7828047
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_party_kill
References
:: Success and Failure in Role Playing Games
:: Take on the Lower Depths
:: Dungeon Crawl Classic: Portal Under the Stars
:: The Portal Under the Stars at International Tabletop Game Day
:: Desperate Role-Playing Moments
tr (Unix command) (tr)
Verbose Name
tr: Unix command to translate or delete characters
Description
command in Unix-like operating systems
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q709372
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr_(Unix)
References
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
Traveller: Core Rulebook
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171643/Traveller-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2164069
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveller_(role-playing_game)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Skills and Tasks”
:: Using the Organization Generator from “Soft Horizon” with a “Worlds without Number” Campaign
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
:: The Frustrations of Dungeons and Dragons 5E
Tzeentch
Description
Tzeentch: the Changer of Ways
Same As
https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Tzeentch
References
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 6)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 7)
Ultraviolet (UV)
Description
electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than X-rays
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q11391
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet
References
:: Session 11: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 12: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
Description
web address to a particular file or page
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q42253
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL
References
:: My Procedure for Facilitating Open Table Gaming
:: Keeping the RSS Fires Burning
:: In Response to “I'm Bowing Out” - Hack & Slash
:: My Blogging Engine
:: Reflecting on Migrating from Wordpress
:: Exposing More Metadata for Take on Rules
:: Influences on my Blog's Design
:: Switching from Inoreader to Newsboat for RSS Reader
:: Emacs Function to Rename Hugo Blog Post
:: Exploring Documentation Location Options
United States (USA)
Verbose Name
United States of America
Description
sovereign state in North America
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q30
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
References
:: Stealing Cthulhu by Graham Walmsley
:: Rules Lite Games and the Open Game License
:: Let's Read "The End of Policing" by Alex S Vitale (Chapter 1, Part 2)
:: Let's Read “The End of Policing” by Alex S Vitale - Chapter 2 (Part 2)
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - World and Universe Creation”
:: The Ruby Throne
United States dollar (USD)
Description
currency of the United States of America
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4917
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_dollar
References
:: Help Building Your Résumé
:: Community-First Posting Principles
Universal Planet Profile (UPP)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - World and Universe Creation”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - The Sindal Sector”
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - Piecing Things Together”
Universal World Profile (UWP)
References
:: Let's Read “Traveller: Core Rulebook - World and Universe Creation”
User Interface (UI)
Description
means by which a user interacts with and controls a machine
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q47146
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_interface
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: Proposing a Documentation Structure and Rationale
Versus Armor (VA)
References
:: Burning Warforged - A New Stock and Lifepaths for Burning Wheel
VIM Text Editor (vim)
Verbose Name
Improved version of the Vi keyboard-oriented text editor
Description
improved version of the Vi keyboard-oriented text editor
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q131382
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vim_(text_editor)
References
:: Free Time During a Pandemic: Three Weeks Later
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
Virtual Intelligence (VI)
References
:: Let's Read “Stars without Number” - Xenobestiary
:: Session 12: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 13: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Session 14: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
Visual Studio Code (VS Code)
Description
source code editor developed by Microsoft
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q19841877
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Studio_Code
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
:: A Year or So of Emacs
:: Delving Further into the Why of Emacs
Vrusk
Description
a fictional species in the Star Frontiers franchise
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q107178135
Same As
https://starfrontiers.fandom.com/wiki/Vrusk
References
:: Converting Star Frontier's Vrusk into Bulldogs!
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (Fourth Edition) (WHFR)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248284/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-Fourth-Edition-Rulebook?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5490
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Fantasy_Roleplay
References
:: Burning from Within
Warhammer Fantasy Setting (WHFS)
Description
High-fantasy setting, created by Games Workshop
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?filters=0_0_44232_0_0&term=warhammer%20fantasy&affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q15831558
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Fantasy_(setting)
References
:: Witchburner by Luka Rejec
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Character Creation)
:: Burning Warhammer: The Captain and the Witch (Session 5)
:: Burning from Within
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-20)
Weapon Speed (WS)
References
:: Burning Warforged - A New Stock and Lifepaths for Burning Wheel
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Description
web accessibility guidelines
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5364439
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Content_Accessibility_Guidelines
References
:: Why I Chose Emacs as My New Text Editor
What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG)
Description
display of a document during editing in a form closely corresponding to its appearance when printed or displayed as a finished product
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q170542
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYSIWYG
References
:: My Blogging Engine
Whitehack (WH)
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/348152/Whitehack-Third-Edition?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://rpggeek.com/rpg/23260/whitehack
References
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Features of Burning Wheel That I Enjoy(ed?)
:: Exhuming My Dungeons & Dragons
:: A Slow Path to Dungeon Crawl Classics
:: Celebrating 17 Years of the Open Gaming License
:: Premature Character Attachment Disorder
:: Looking to the Horizon
:: Ten Influential RPGs (for me)
:: Helmets and Halberd Podcast
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-17)
Wiki
Description
type of website that visitors can edit
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q171
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
References
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-11)
Willpower (Will)
References
:: Chip - Plague Ensorcelled Corpse - A DCC Monster
:: Barrow Wife - A DCC Monster
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
Wisdom (Wis)
References
:: “Five Torches Deep” by Sigil Stone Publishing
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
:: Let’s Read "Stars without Number" - Example Character Creation
Wizards of the Coast (WotC)
Verbose Name
Wizards of the Coast; Publisher of Dungeons & Dragons as well as Magic: The Gathering
Description
American publisher of games
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1135204
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizards_of_the_Coast
References
:: Pushing Simplicity Around
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: Posts that Caught My Attention
World War Two (WWII)
Description
1939–1945 global war between the Allied and Axis Powers
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q362
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
References
:: How to Hack Apocalypse World with the AW Hacker All-Stars hosted by Pete Figtree
Worlds without Number (WWN)
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/348791/Worlds-Without-Number?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q104153924
References
:: Creating a Post-Human Ethnicity for a “Worlds without Number” Campaign
:: Adding Hydra Menu for Org Roam Lookup in Emacs
:: Tweaks in “Worlds without Number” to the “Stars without Number” Engine
:: The Kvarzflett - A “Stars without Number” Sophont
:: Session 9: New Vistas in the Thel Sector
:: Using the Organization Generator from “Soft Horizon” with a “Worlds without Number” Campaign
:: An Initial “Worlds without Number” Situation from the Ministry of Harvest
:: The Geemit - A Worlds without Number Demihuman
:: Toggling Keyboard Mapping for Org Roam
:: Thinking Through Group Rolls for Stars and Worlds without Number
:: Session 1: A Grain of Truth in the World of Ardu
:: Probability of Stabilizing the Dying in “Stars without Number”
:: Discussing the Open Gaming License
:: A Refinement to the Ubiquitous Initiative Procedure
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number"
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
:: Revisiting the “Red Hand of Doom”
:: Embracing Tropes while also Substituting an Ingredient
:: Amplifying the Blogosphere (v2021-06-13)
Worlds without Number: Free Edition
Description
tabletop role-playing game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/348809/Worlds-Without-Number-Free-Edition?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q104153924
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number"
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"
Wrath of the Autarch (WotA)
Description
tabletop kingdom building game
Offer
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191025/Wrath-of-the-Autarch?affiliate_id=318171
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q104150978
References
:: Musing about Upcoming Campaign (and System)
:: Online Playtest of Lavender Hack by Phil Lewis
Xanathar's Guide to Everything (XGtE)
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q65049759
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanathar%27s_Guide_to_Everything
References
:: Upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Game
Yet Another Markup Language (YAML)
Description
human-readable data serialization format
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q281876
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAML
References
:: Burning Wheel Lifepaths Inspired by Warhammer Fantasy
:: Welcome to My New Take on Rules
:: The How and the Why of Indices of Game Crunch
:: Why Hugo when I'm A Rubyist
:: Many Small Tools Make Light Work (in Emacs)
Young Offender (YO)
References
:: Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl
Your Code as a Crime Scene
Verbose Name
Your Code as a Crime Scene : use forensic techniques to arrest defects, bottlenecks, and bad design in your programs
Offer
https://www.worldcat.org/title/your-code-as-a-crime-scene-use-forensic-techniques-to-arrest-defects-bottlenecks-and-bad-design-in-your-programs/oclc/1047817727&referer=brief_results
References
:: Organizing Information for Retrieval
Zeb Cook
Description
game designer
Identifier
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5232538
Same As
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cook_(game_designer)
References
:: Let's Read "Worlds without Number: Tales of the Latter Earth"