My favorite grossly underused narrative mechanic for tabletop RPGs: reactive flashbacks.

Better to start a session in media res and let players show off their preparation skills as needed, retroactively, than to make them do all the prep up front.

Takes cue from Jojo's Bizarre Adventures and let players roll to _have_ prepared for imminent threats instead of making them roll to prepare for unknown threats.

aviation, air traffic & transponders 

Busy airports have controlled airspace, in which aircraft must identify themselves and stay in radio contact. To keep a clear picture of what planes are where, there are a few available technologies:

Radio self-reporting: incoming aircraft identify their altitude and relative position when entering the airspace.

Ground-based radar: sees planes, but doesn't know which is which

Mode-C transponder: transmits altitude with a 4-digit identifier assigned by ATC

& ADS-B...

The new cat had settled in quickly, and the other cats accepted her startlingly fast. Even grumpy old Mustard the resident sourpuss, who hated new cats, was seen sharing his treats with her.

"Maybe she put a spell on them," quipped one volunteer.

I watched her closely when we introduced another new cat. She wiggled her nose and twitched her toe-beans, and it instantly flopped beside her, calm.

That was proof enough for me.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy #Caturday

Mutual aid request 

$35/$300. Thank you so much for your help, both now and in the past. Again, if you can lend the money that is every bit as helpful as a gift, just make a note on the transaction and within two months I should be in a position to pay it back. Boosting is also a huge help.
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@nasser if you can't handle the heat that implies our hood and HVAC may also not be doing an adequate job venting PM2.5 and VOCs, thanks for the heads up


this town isn't big enough for the both of us so it looks like we should build more housing and get rid of some restrictive low-density zoning

im so sad. im going to go buy G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - Black so i wont be so sad.

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