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Review: Minimus 2

So Minimus 2 is out. That took literally a day or two. I'm calling it "2", because it's now Minimus: The Two-Page Roleplaying Game. Please see my previous blog entry for my very recent review of Minimus. The download URL for the game itself remains the same. What follows is my Minimus 2 re-review…

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Review: Minimus

Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary posted a pointer to the Ad Astra pencil-and-paper roleplaying game Minimus today. The schtick of Minimus is that it attempt to define a complete, playable RPG on one side of one sheet of paper. The game is being sold as $2 voluntary donation-ware.

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Review: The Kingdom Of Loathing

Sometimes dumb is OK. Even juvenile dumb. MMORPGs take themselves too seriously, and they require lots of money and weird client-side software to play. The Kingdom of Loathing is dumb and juvenile and awesome and absolutely free and you play it on your web browser. What's not to like?…
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Review: Banned book

There was a big flap recently at my son's elementary school. Apparently, one of the teachers had been reading aloud to her 5th and 6th graders from Gary Paulsen's The Transall Saga, something she'd done many times before in her classes.

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Review: Creative MuVo N200 256MB MP3 Player

Summary: don't buy the Creative MuVo N200 256MB MP3 Player…

This unit sort of did what I want for a while, but it had and has all kinds of problems:

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Review: Lions and Witches and Wardrobes, oh my!

It's been a week or more since my boy and I went to see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe at our local theater. I keep getting sidetracked by other topics, but I thought I should make some comments before my memory of the movie goes entirely stale...

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Review: Injustice by any other name

I just saw the television pilot for "In Justice" or "inJustice" or somesuch spacing and capitalization few hours ago. (As you can see below, neither of these names really makes sense as a title for this series. Maybe "Injustice" would, but even that seems pretty weak. Regardless, you would think that ABC would at least consistently spell the name of their new series in their literature.)

The premise of the show struck me offhand as an odd one for a legal drama. According to the ABC description

[The] National Justice Project is an agency that focuses on cases where justice has not been served and innocent people have been wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit.
They take on a new case each week. Why isn't this a documentary featuring a real-life equivalent organization such as the Innocence Project at Cardozo? Also, doesn't this kind of show give a negative view of the American justice system, something mainstream television never does?…



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