Graveyard Leprechaun
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Joined 3Y ago
Cake day: Apr 07, 2020


I’ve used it. It works great! Shuffle mode isn’t quite as varied as I’d like, but beyond that, it’s a really great music player.

Yeeeeaah…I’m done with D&D and WotC. As is most often the case, when a thing I like becomes a giant megacorporation they start doing shitty things to the people that got them there in the first place. TTRPGs are a truly vast hobby, and I see no reason to give my support and business to a company willing to fuck over it’s fanbase to make extra money - not when there are so many other great games/companies to support.

An important point to make before people panic too much: You can still use your books and play your games. This doesn’t effect players so much as it effects publishers. Your Saturday night game won’t be affected at all.

Paizo/Pathfinder, to my knowledge, relies very heavily on the OGL. So, if they want to continue to publish materials, they’re going to have to agree to the new OGL. Which no sane publisher would agree to, so…

Honestly? I would move to a different system and boycott Hasbro/WotC entirely. With this move, they have demonstrated that they don’t care about you as a player. Why would you support them?

Have you taken a look at SimpleX? I ditched Signal in favor of it - AND it’s FOSS!

Looks really interesting! Loving the Story Points mechanic. Will definitely check this out! Thanks for the tip!

That’s fair. I just dislke more and more of my favorite pasttimes becoming more and more subscription based. Music, movies and now (potentially) ttrpgs.

I wouldn’t. I like to own my gaming materials and not have my campaign at the mercy of someone else’s whims.

I would not at all be surprised if one day they moved everything to digital formats and then just slapped a big ol’ subscription fee on it all for access. I give D&D another 5-10 years before they stop printing paper books entirely. Just a hunch, of course, but…yeah.

I’ve replaced Signal with SimpleX, and for SMS I use Simple SMS Messenger.

Linux Mint has been my daily driver for the last 4 years when I got tired of Windows bullshit. It has proven to be stable, regularly updated and secure. It does absolutely everything that I need it to (yes, including gaming), and I’ve never felt compelled to try anything else.

SimpleX appears to be a worthy alternative to Signal. And it doesn’t require a phone number.

I take regular vacations from social media and video games and use the time to try to actually engage with people and nature on a face-to-face basis. It usually works wonders for me.

This is what I currently have on rotation:

  • Conan: Exiles
  • Project Zomboid
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Song of Iron
  • Generation Zero

Does the SimpleX terminal app sync with the Android app?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I was hoping that the desktop version and the mobile version would be able to sync messages between users without having to create multiple accounts. Is this even possible with SimpleX's current architecture? Aside from all that, I'm really liking SimpleX - clean, simple and SECURE!! =)

The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can’t go wrong with Tolkien.

I’m a huge fan of this show! Hands down the funniest show I’ve ever seen, with TONS of little hidden things (that are hilarious) scattered throughout each episode. Every time I watch it, I find something new that cracks me up. I really, really wish they would have continued the series, but sadly we will only ever have six episodes of this gem… :(

Just discovered this duo a couple of days ago, and can't get their music out of my head. Kind of a throwback to 90's alternative with a great sound. Check them out and give them some love! :)

I think any person or group who actively works to harm the people or institutions of a democratic nation through illegal or violent means should have their citizenship revoked.

Oops…I misunderstood the OP. I am currently running a bi-weekly Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay campaign using the Zweihander ruleset. We’ve been doing it for about three and a half years now, and have had loads of fun. :)

I’ve gone back to good ol’ Skyrim with mods. They just don’t make RPG’s like they used to, anymore… :)

My my my…gitlab is looking better and better all the time…

You don’t have to worry about that. Microsoft will continue to make inroads into the Open Source community, hiring away all of the talented programmers and quietly assimilating the most useful projects and then turn around and make it all proprietary. If you think I’m full of it, let me remind you that this is EXACTLY Google’s business model - and it works.

The Most Important Thing
You know, it's funny. I can remember a conversation between two elderly people that I overheard probably 30 years ago while riding a city bus. I don't recall the topic of the conversation, but one of the people made a statement that has always stuck with me. *"Everyone keeps making money the most important thing and pretty soon, money will be the most important thing."* That statement has always been in the back of my mind, reminding me that I'm supposed to care about people more than things, relationships more than influence and compassion more than personal benefit. It's a way of thinking that I always took for granted. People are smart, everyone wants to be kind and compassionate, don't they? I mean, who wakes up in the morning and decides that they're going to be selfish and oblivious? Fast forward 30 years to today. Marketing and the marketing mindset has so insidiously infiltrated the public psyche that we don't even notice it. Social media, instead of being the place to FREELY share knowledge and ideas in the spirit of community that was promised, has instead become a shopping mall of human psychosis. *"Check out my content stream!"* *"You have GOT to see my next video - here's a link to my patreon so you can fund it!"* *"I have a website with lots of useful information that can help lots of people - and for $20 a month, you can have access!"* *"Like what I'm wearing in this picture? It's for sale!"* Obviously, there are exceptions to this. There always will be (I hope), but late-stage capitalism and consumerism certainly seem the order of the day. It wasn't always like this. At least I certainly don't remember it ever being like this before. Somewhere along the line, we became conditioned to market and brand ourselves. Somewhere along the line, everything went up for sale and if your idea, knowledge or resource was freely available, someone would come along and - after a few slight tweaks - slap a price tag on it and call it their own. I suppose there are those (most?) who will say that I'm just 'crying because it's raining'. Maybe I am. Maybe I'm just whining and wishing for an ideal that will never manifest. But I still can't get what that elderly person said out of my head.

I use the EXCELLENT ‘Feedbro’ addon for Firefox on PC, and the similarly EXCELLENT ‘Feeder’ on Android. Both are open source with no ads, no subscriptions and no bullshit. Check them out!!

There are a lot of free and open source alternatives out there. This sounds like an excellent time to check them out.

The pandemic woke a lot of people up in more ways than one. The re-emergence of unions and the struggle for worker autonomy after a nearly 50-year hiatus all across the country is a direct result of workers realizing how little their health and wellbeing actually matter to their employers - and they are (rightfully) pissed off about it.

I fully authorize (and beg!) for anyone to put this to music! =)

Stop Listening
They tell you that you're unskilled, even though learning how to do your job requires training. They tell you that you're uneducated, even though everyone has something to teach. They tell you that you're essential, but unaffordable. They tell you that you have a voice, but you should keep quiet. They tell you that your opinion matters, so long as it lines up with theirs. They tell you if you work hard, you'll have just as much as they have - but not yet, just keep working. They tell you that if you pray harder, you'll be blessed with prosperity - but not yet, just keep praying. And working. They tell you so many things; they want you to believe so many things. But mostly, they want you to believe one thing above all else - that you need them. You don't. ***Rise up.***

It’s pretty difficult to truly understand circumstances that one has never experienced. Sure, you can read about them or watch a movie, etc…but there will always be something lacking that will likely prove pretty jarring if one should ever be in a position to experience the real thing. At best, we create elaborate fantasies in our minds to accommodate the gaps in our experience - and that’s usually when reality slaps us in the face. =)

I’d love to see more positive news/posts on lemmy. There ARE good, even great things happening out there that never quite seem to get the attention they deserve. You’d be surprised at what a difference a little positivity will make in one’s life.

Most definitely. There is a lot that is wrong in the world right now, but being bombarded by hundreds of posts about the same terrible things every day is just not good for anyone’s mental health. These days, I just steer-clear of overly negative groups and posters.

Sadly, you’re correct.

#VivaLaDirtLeague #MentalHealth #InternetLife

To be fair, Matrix has been around a lot longer than Revolt. I remember the early days with Riot - and it was absolutely horrendous. Give Revolt some time, and I think it will improve quite a bit.

I understand the privacy aspects of TOR, and I fully support the idea of the TOR Browser, but holy jumped-up jesus on a birch-bark canoe is it fucking slow…

When it takes, on average, almost five minutes for ANY webpage I try to access to load, that’s just not a useable browser, imho. This is 2022, not 1995. is what I’ve switched to. I quite like it so far. Open Source and highly customizable and more private than the others out there.

Yes, yes, I’ve heard all of this many times before. It still does not change the fact that leftists in this country are a divided and disillusioned lot. We can’t get out of our own way long enough to get any real work done. At least that’s what I’ve seen for the most part over the last 30 years. There’s no real unity, which was my original point. And until there is, we’re all just spinning our wheels. Careful study and research is great, but is far too often a cowardly excuse for inaction.

The Capitalist model of commodifying absolutely everything is abusive, pathological and destructive. We've got to stop this before it kills us.

DSA Leadership Dissolves BDS Working Group
Yet another example of how reformist lesser-evilism undermines workers and the cause for Socialism in the US.

Happy holidays, everyone!!!