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Explore infinite worlds in an alien computer in RPG The Strange

11 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Beneath our visible reality is a powerful alien network that forms a series of pocket universes, each with its own physical laws and bizarre denizens. It’s called The Strange, and this new tabletop RPG from Monte Cook Games will take you there. Read more...

July 2013 Issue of AALL Spectrum

The July 2013 issue of AALL Spectrum, a montly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available.Among this month's selection of articles: Cooking Lessons and Legal ResearchCreating and integrating instructionalShow More Summary

Del Monte names contest winner

Del Monte Fresh Produce NA has announced the winner of its Find Your Inner Chef National Cook Off contest.

Has the Motion to Reconsider program brought change to Cook County’s broken bond court system?

A bill attempting to allow nonviolent, first-time offenders to avoid paying a bond so they could leave the jail while awaiting trial died an unceremonious death at its third reading in the Illinois House of Representatives last month. Show More Summary

Del Monte names second winner in cooking contest

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Del Monte Fresh Produce named Karen Gulkin of Greeley, Colo. as the second of four weekly winners.

Ain't This the Truth

Someone is thinking along the same lines as we and our readers are thinking: My Cook County Board Commissioner posted this regarding this story:"So if the city arrests you + you can't pay the $1000 fine, you can be jailed for 6 months…costing...Show More Summary

Vegetarian Monte Cristo

Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 eggs1/4 cup 2% milk3/4 cup pasteurized part-skim ricotta cheese1 tablespoon grainy mustard1 tablespoon dried basil1/2teaspoon garlic powderPinch salt and pepper8 slices...Show More Summary

Cooke City invasion

Cooke City, Montana Some of the U.S.'s best sled-accessed backcountry skiing can be found right here. Gallery The small mining town of Cooke City, Mont., sits at the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park and is a hidden paradise for snowmobile-accessed backcountry skiing and snowboarding....

Monte Cook Unveils New Science-Fantasy RPG and World: Numenera

A few months ago, when Monte Cook split with Wizards of the Coast, he mentioned a new project that was in the pipeline. He opened the garage this week to let us see what he’s been working on — a far-future Earth RPG where ancient technology looks like magic, with a streamlined game system focused [...]Show More Summary

You Had Me at Megadungeon: DungeonaDay Seeks Relaunch.

Take a 27-level dungeon with over 600 encounters, a huge chunk of which was designed by Monte Cook (and the rest by the talented crew of RPG veterans at Super Genius Games), add five related adventures with awesome names like Temple of the Black Goat, lay it all out on a website with extensive links [...]Show More Summary

A Sandwich a Day: Monte Cristo at CornerStone Café

While the Monte Cristo's construction varies regionally, this simple rendition covered all the bases: egg-dipped bread is griddled on both sides, stuffed with ham and swiss, and cooked together until sufficiently melty.

Kobold Guide to Game Design is Must-Own for RPG Designers & Adventure Writers

Imagine a book filled with essays on the art and science of designing role-playing games and RPG adventures, all written by some of the biggest names in that eldritch field of endeavor: Wolfgang Baur, Monte Cook, Rob Heinsoo, Michael Stackpole, Ed Greenwood and more. That’s exactly what this book is, and it’s pretty damn awesome. [...]Show More Summary

“I Survived a Bear Attack”

In the early morning hours of July 28, 2010, at the Soda Butte Campground near Cooke City, Mont., 5 miles east of Yellowstone, a female grizzly and her three cubs attacked three people while they slept in separate tents. Kevin Kammer was killed and partially consumed. Show More Summary

Win An iPad 3 — Just Take Our Reader Survey

Want an iPad 3? Tim Cook will be introducing it next week. Take our reader survey and you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes to win one. We’ve grown a tremendous amount these last three years, from just a few thousand pageviews a month to more than 9 million in February — and that was a [...]Show More Summary

Letter to Alvarez asks for investigation of Landek, for allegedly offering bribe

Yet another twist in the 12th District state Senate race surfaced late last week when candidate Raul Montes asked the Cook County State's Attorney's Office to investigate his opponent, Steve Landek. In a Feb. 24 letter to Cook County...Show More Summary

Entertaining, vacation, cooking, alcohol, chocolates popular this holiday season

Emanuel Andren’s Monte Enebro chocolate Photo: Emanuel Andren, Mars, Elizabeth Arden, Edward Marc Chocolatier More consumers (13 percent) regard cell phones as appropriate gifts for children ages 6 to 11, up from 4 percent earlier this year. About one in three (32 percent) shoppers expect stores to offer boxes although at the same time 21 [...]

Columns & Conversations

In case you don’t have enough to read already, I thought I’d bring two more RPG-related columns to your attention. Are you reading these already? Back in September, the inestimable Monte Cook reunited with Wizards of the Coast and took over writing the Legends & Lore column online. In each column, Monte examines or reexamines [...]

For Brass (1957). La Monte Young /roots of drone/

3 years agoMusic / Classical : aworks

Cover of Giacinto Scelsi And speaking of drone, the only La Monte Young track on rdio is For Brass on an interesting recording, Roots of Drone. Young, John Cage, John Lee Hooker, Shostakovich, Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, Ravi Shankar, Giacinto...

What Would It Take For 5E To Be a Success?

I don’t even have to say its name and you know what I am talking about. Rumors of 5E have been hotly circulating since Mearls announced that Monte Cook is taking over his column. That’s a pretty huge announcement in my opinion. A company that is known for laying off higher paid staff does not [...]Show More Summary

It Looks Like Sprint Will Not Be Selling a 4G Blackberry Playbook

By TechCrunch: By Greg Kumparak Waaaay back at CES in January, Sprint (S) and RIM (RIMM) announced that they were cooking up a version of the BlackBerry Playbook that played friendly with Sprint’s 4G network. And then… nothing. Months went by, with nary a mention from either of the companies involved. Show More Summary

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