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Monday!

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And here's today's page. Keith sends a thank you to everyone who wished their condolences. He and his circle are still grieving but they've had a chance to celebrate their friend's life.

Here in the US, today is officially Columbus Day. Many cities have decided to make it Indigenous People Day, instead. I'm all for that. As someone with Italian-American family, I recognize that the holiday once represented an acceptance of Italians in US society at a time when there was an actual fear of the Vatican trying to influence or rule the United States somehow. But that acceptance doesn't set aside the horrible things Columbus did or how European immigration to the Americas ruined lives and entire nations.

In other news, I am currently heavy and hard at work on version 2.0 of the Shadows of Vathak setting for Fat Goblin Games. Shadows of Vathak is a Pathfinder-compatible setting that explores the themes of conquest, horror, Lovecraft, survival, and war. While it takes place in a fantasy land, the best way to describe it might be to ask "what if corrupt, Church-focused European settlers had come to a foreign land and found that (some) of those natives worshiped Lovecraft's Old Ones? And what if, after a time of bloody conquest by the Europeans, the Old Ones awoke?" The book is looking gorgeous, as you can see in the image below.

Most of my work is done in the classes section (that's Pathfinder RPG classes, not social or political classes). My proudest achievement is a new psychic/occult class called the Fortune-teller.

The book should come out later this month. You can find more information here.

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Lukkai
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Is it bad, that I'm actually rooting for the Old Ones in that case?


Anyway: Theresa! That is NOT how you hold a loaded gu... Is that thing even loaded? Actually, is there anything like a magazin on that thing?

Submitted October 12, 2015 at 9:25PM



Adamas
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That's my question. Bloody thing looks like it's made of a steel pipe, a piece of plywood, a rubber band and a 10 penny nail.

Submitted October 13, 2015 at 1:09AM



Fairportfan
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I suspect that Theresa is of the opinion that There's Something Funny about that thing.

BTW: Any progress on the weird URL error?  I went to the garden site the first time i tried to access here tonight...

Submitted October 13, 2015 at 12:53AM



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It's a squirrel gun, kinda like a BB gun or something like it I am supposing.

The error mentioned, as far as I can discover, is an intermittent redirect from one of the advertisers on this site. It is not something specific to the Network.






Submitted October 13, 2015 at 11:17AM



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Am I wrong in thinking that what Theresa is looking through is a scope?

Submitted October 13, 2015 at 3:14PM



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Theresa may be examaning whether the weapon's barrel is rifled or not. Likely it is not, considering the comment.

For those who don't know, an unrifled barrel's inside is a smooth pipe. They have the advantage of being more tolerant of what kind of things you shoot out of it. For this reason they still use them in shotguns where you can fire different kind of ammunitions from it (a packet of metal balls of various sizes to a one-piece slug to exotic stuff like flares and grenades). This also makes producing them simpler. Militaries still use them for special situations.
 
Rifled barrels have a spiral pattern on the inside that encourages the bullet to spin and thus become more stable in its flight, thus much more accurate than a smooth bore. They are more difficult to make and the ammunition you fire must be optimized to the barrel's spiral pattern, thus you can't vary to much in the ammunition's design. They require more work than smooth barrels but the increase in accuracy is worth it. Almost all military guns are rifled, from pistols trough rifles to machine guns (and more).

Submitted October 13, 2015 at 4:44PM



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