I feel like I’d benefit a lot from more resources, by which I really mean more money. Not for day-to-day living, but to improve the conditions in my (often freezing) workshop. If I put in a new heater so it warmed up quickly, I’d be more likely to go. If I put down even just a cheap rug, I’d want to spend more time there. … Continue reading The need for more resources
I’ve been wondering about ‘good’ lately, both in general and specifically in DnD alignment terms. What’s classed as good is a matter of perception, of course. Boris Johnson probably perceives himself as Chaotic Good. The country/his friends need x to happen to get the best outcome; to hell with anything in the way of that and a grand plan isn’t actually necessary. He’s certainly chaotic. … Continue reading Good is good?
In the Dungeon Master’s Guide I’m reading, it offers suggestions on how to keep players interested through the sense that their world is being impacted by their choices. Also, that the world is not a static environment and events occur that are entirely unrelated to the players, but that they must deal with. These changes create a need and desire to strive and to engage … Continue reading World-shaking events
…be ready just to listen. You can’t always solve their problems; they might not even want you to. Listening, actively, is a real help in and of itself. Continue reading If you love someone…
It’s a good book in the sense of breaking down how government, media, the economy and other sectors overlook the benefit of a scientific approach in general and evidence in particular. I don’t feel it’s a good read in terms of how to change this though. Scientific rationality doesn’t capture the hearts and minds of most of our population. Media and government discern this clearly, … Continue reading The Geek Manifesto
…and you’ll need far less effort. Hours will pass gladly and barely be noticed. The energy you have will go further; the next level up will be worth the stretch. I think a lot of effort should go into finding your passion if it’s not clear, then getting to a position where you can pursue it. So much easier then, to make the best contribution … Continue reading Work with passion…
I play DnD. There’s also so much joy to be had in escaping to a different world where, through adventure, one strives to create a better world – more just and more fair. Where people are free to live without fear and oppression. These are common goals for those choosing role-play, but feel quite uncommon in real life. I hope to bring more magic into … Continue reading Otherworldly