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Hi, I'm Thomas. I write and host The Episodic Table Of Elements, a podcast that looks at the fascinating stories behind every element on the periodic table, at episodictable.com

I also love tabletop games, especially D&D and MtG. I'm looking forward to learning what Mastodon is all about!

"... About how incredibly tubular the Enterprise is now that we have a dedicated Tron room?"

my wife asked if blasting your atoms into cold empty space is some kind of sex thing and I mean, it wasn't, but now it is

s2e8, "A Matter Of Honor": uhhhhhHHHH if this were the first thing someone said to me when I boarded a new ship I would get right the fuck back into the transporter and blast my atoms right into cold empty space

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Even years later, I'm pretty impressed that capitalism was even able to ruin something as pure at horse_ebooks

This morning, I discovered that a couple of D&D supplements that I wrote have been posted to the largest repository of pirated RPG PDFs on the internet, and it feels like I've won a major award

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Mastodon is becoming a cesspool of thoughtful culture commentary

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Ooo boy, have you tried reinstalling your guillotine?

a long time ago, when i still thought capitalism was the least worst economic system we'd come up with, i emailed the Freakonomics people to ask what would happen if we just gave $50,000 to 500 families in one targeted neighborhood. What would the benefits be? Etc. (This was before UBI was a popular topic.)

They spent an entire 45-minute episode of their podcast talking about how, because of the Lottery Effect, everybody would immediately blow all that money on fancy cars or w/e and be wasted

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How I feel about 90% of the time on Mastodon, but thanks for letting me hang out

everybody who's replied to this toot has made me laugh out loud so i hope you all don't mind if i go on a mass following spree (if i don't already follow you)

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@trappleton there was a good tweet about this a while back along the lines of “maybe Obi Wan Kenobi is just a racist old white guy”

"you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy"

ok but like... it was just... a bar?? sure a murder or two happened there but there's a lot worse places in the galaxy. there's a moon-sized genocide machine called "the death star" for chrissakes

aaaa when i said "i wish vampires were real" i just meant the undead edgelords from white wolf's World of Darkness, i didn't want to live in a world clutched firmly in the tight grip of bloodsucking capitalists, aaaaaa

I abandoned religion a very long time ago, but I can't help but despise Jesus Christ Superstar for its theological inaccuracy. Also for its terrible music and book, but mostly the first thing.

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me << I CAN'T FIND ANY BOOKS ON THIS NICHE THING >>
librarians << I found fifty >>

bless librarians

strongly held opinion on a subject no one cares about: Rappan Athuk has no business whatsoever calling itself "The Granddaddy of All Megadungeons" if it was originally released in 2000 for D&D 3e

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.