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I've updated my web site for the first time in a long time. The new version of Freeway, which I've been using to compose my web site, presents some issues in translating my old files, but it looks as though I'm going to be able to do more with my web site from this point on. Having a new computer that can handle the giant files is a major step forward.

Link to my web site.


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From: (Anonymous) Date: June 20th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
hello Jonathan,

Paz Newis here, stumbled on your wiki page and that led here, Just thot I'd say Hi, so Hi.

I haven't thrown a dice in anger in nearly 15 years, don't know if thats good or bad..

Had interesting diversions as a Hip hop/drum n bass DJ, a folk musician (i learnt to play the Bodhran..)a bar manager..

I'm living in Yetholm in the scottish borders, just pootling along.

All the best to you and thine

drop me a line at paz.newis@scotborders.gov.uk

and if you're ever over it'd be good to catch up..

From: (Anonymous) Date: August 3rd, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

burningman photos

Enjoyed your burningman photos and commentary.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 18th, 2010 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)

hello Mr. Tweet

I have been a long time fan of your gaming work.

First, i ran across your jesus mortal project and im fascinated. While i understand your personal aversion to religious life, i do not sense hostility in your book project as far as ive read snippets there of. I do believe in a sort of modified Catholicism, but again...im interested in new ideas and perspective to give me insights on the Teacher. This is honestly not my first intention when contacting you, i just like finding atheists that do not yell at me instantly for holding a belief(a bit of role reversal from a more public figure as yourself, i can gather...but it is still exhuasting).

second, can i ask after an old project called 'Rivals of Esthedil' i heard they never published it, but did you ever make the writing available otherwise?

Third, beyond the interesting book project...what is your current work on? Is it going to be gaming related? Something soon released.

Thank you for you time,
wanton_heat_jet From: wanton_heat_jet Date: January 19th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: hello Mr. Tweet


I'm glad you find the Jesus book interesting. There are a couple of hostile, outspoken atheists out there, and I'm trying not to be like them.

As for Rivals of Esthedil, the work has never been made public in any form, which is something of a shame.

In September I hired on with GameHouse here in Seattle, a subsidiary of RealNetworks, to do Facebook games. My current project is running COLLAPSE!, a brick-breaking game. If I have my way, I'll be starting something new this year.

From: (Anonymous) Date: May 10th, 2010 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Attacks of Opportunity

Hi John, this is Noah. It has been a long time since I posted on here, and I can't remember my username and password, haha. Anyways, I was wondering what you think of running 3rd edition DnD without AoO's. I've been DMing 3.5/Pathfinder for a while, and I find it a great improvement to remove the AoO mechanic. What are your thoughts on it and what was the reasoning for AoO's being in 3rd edition? I would also like a brief comment on what you think of Pathfinder.
wanton_heat_jet From: wanton_heat_jet Date: May 10th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Attacks of Opportunity

I like attacks of opportunity because without them the PCs will swarm on the opponents one at a time. AoOs make position a lot more meaningful. Without them, you can move a little metal miniature through a mob of enemies in a manner that wouldn't make sense if you were really picturing the scene. If your players don't exploit tactics the way the most competitive players do, then you probably don't need AoOs.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 13th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Attacks of Opportunity

Ah, it is true that I don't use miniatures much, and even then its mainly for visualization, not for tactical combat representation. On another note, did you take a look at Pathfinder and have you ever played The Dark Eye German rpg?
wanton_heat_jet From: wanton_heat_jet Date: May 29th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Attacks of Opportunity

I've never played Pathfinder, but I've sort of kept up with it. It retains the sandbox-style player autonomy that's been largely eliminated from 4th Ed, but it doesn't solve the main problems that keep me from playing D&D 3x. The biggest of these problems is the irreconcilable differences in PC economy between those with at-will abilities (e.g., fighters) and those with daily abilities (e.g., wizards).

When I last looked at The Dark Eye many years ago, it appeared to be a 2nd-generation RPG that had the advantage of not having to compete head-to-head with the 1st-generation RPG, D&D.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Attacks of Opportunity

What do you make of 4th edition and what are the advantages of being a second generation RPG?
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