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my intro toot is sincere but i sure do sound like a big eager dork lol

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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

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

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This actually has me kind of emotional. This is solidarity.


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thanks google, you're really coming through for me

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Joe Biden farting 

If you were playing a druid, would you find this Wild Shape character sheet useful? What might make it better? (I have a different variant especially for moon druids.)

To my surprise, The Hand You're Dealt was featured as the Free PDF of the Week in yesterday's DM's Guild newsletter! 😮 It's driven a ton of downloads and enough people have paid for a copy that it might soon become a copper bestseller!

If you're curious, it's available here:

There's this mountain high in the Caucasus where Prometheus lies chained. Once every day, a little bird comes, descends upon him, and devours his liver. By night, his liver grows again, so the bird can return the next day and repeat the cycle again, over and over, every day, for all of eternity. You might think that's a hell of a long time. Personally, I think that's a hell of a bird.

I'm trying to put together a definitive resource of *all* character options a D&D 5e character could want. Hopefully it makes character creation and leveling up a lot easier, and is also a good resource for people homebrewing their own classes and races and whatnot. I's very much a work-in-progress, but please feel free to check it out and pass it around!

I'm really pleased with my latest project, a method for generating D&D characters' ability scores by playing a solitaire game of cards. Featuring amazing cover art by @tenthousandworlds!

It doesn't cost a dime (unless you think it's worth it) and it would make my day if you took a gander:

PBS is airing a documentary about Clarence Thomas and it occurs to me that people who... like?? support??? the man do so *because* he's a rapist. like, they almost certainly don't know anything about his textualist theories about the constitution, but they know he's the diet coke pubes guy and that Triggers the Libs so they say "haw haw i like the cut of his jib"

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that refrain people have of the virus killing more people than the vietnam war sure is exposing who whites think gets to count as "people".

If you've ever considered purchasing my content on the DM's Guild -- or anyone else's, for that matter -- now is the time! For the next few days, the royalty rate is 100%, which is huge!

the real-life existence of "the five eyes" intelligence alliance only supports my theory that our world was created by hideo kojima

being "democratically elected" seems like a good way to ensure a short lifespan. anyway, neodymium!

if i were able to paint i would paint a painting in which every color was used to illustrate how the chemicals in those pigments were sourced. it might be a very depressing painting

whoa, my employer's HR department actually sent out an email about the history of May Day, linking to this story:

I'm the backwards upside-down land of 2020, banks actually *want* you to wear a mask before going inside

whenever a reporter talking to Bill de Blasio starts, "Mister Mayor," I can only think of a nervously smiling Michael Cera calling himself "Mister Manager"

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what people mean by 'smart' mostly comes down to
(1) speaking eloquently in a prestige lect
(2) doing or being involved in stereotypical 'smart person' things like physics or chess or w/e

both are heavily marked for class, race, and gender

Are you an artist who would take a (affordable lol) commission I could use as cover art for a small D&D supplement? Please let me know!

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