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the nerve core / Can't Preview Posts & Private Messages Eaten
« on: August 24, 2013, 11:54:39 PM »
As the title says, I can't preview posts. The preview never loads. Also, I can't send private messages. I lost the first draft of a message to benhamill finding out. I managed to save the second draft, and added a rant to the third attempt, which still didn't work. You see, it takes a long time to try and send the message, and then it gives some error. If you need to know what the specific error is, I can find out. I'm sick of copy/pasting everything into Notepad out of fear of losing it.

the nerve core / PDF Bookbinder & Book Craft
« on: August 23, 2013, 10:37:03 PM »
There's an old 3-post thread started by benhamill in which he asked about printing out a rulebook for binding and never got a satisfactory response. While doing research to learn about using Scribus, I found a program called PDF Bookbinder, which will divide and arrange a PDF document into signatures.
Then there's the task of binding, and it seems to be a hell of a task. This set of links to DIY tutorials compiled by people from 4chan's /diy/ might be a good start. If you're more ambitious, this is a guide to case binding.
Some may want to bind a softcover book. Brad Isaac has a decent method, but I think I'd want to try a thermal binding method. I do like his book binding device, though. This seems like a good thermal binding guide. I think I'd use Brad Isaac's book binder design to hold the signatures together and notch the signatures at the spine to get an effect similar to perfect binding, the most common paperback binding technique.
I hope this post helps someone. I might use some of this info to print and bind some digital only books someday.

roleplaying theory, hardcore / References for Beginners
« on: May 16, 2013, 07:00:56 PM »
I'm still trying to understand roleplaying theory and what makes for good game mechanics. I figure a good starting point is AW's Ludography. Any other suggestions?

Apocalypse World / Real Bone Dice for the Apocalypse & tremulus
« on: May 05, 2013, 05:53:22 PM »
Long story short, Black Bear Haversack Trading Post, based in Granite City, Illinois, seems to be the best option. They seem popular among Civil War reenactors and at Ren Fairs. They seem legit. They sell dice like the ones I saw on eBay and stained ones with blue and red pips. Ten of the first link, as in five pairs, (as that's what they're sold by,) cost $9.45 before shipping and tax, around what the eBay set of ten cost.
So I'm thinking about going with Black Bear Haversack, but then I get paranoid. Caveat emptor, and all. I'd feel a little better if I could pay with PayPal instead of giving them my credit card info diectly. I'm used to PayPal. Then I decided to ask you guys. What do you think? Any Illinois natives or customers of this company who can vouch for them? If they seem OK, which dice do you guys think look best? If anyone here frequents Reality Blurs, you'll see I'm asking there too.

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