This is a mini-setting made up of several factions, desert-themed monsters, Dyson Logos maps, random desert encounters, and a Big Score everyone's trying to get.

This article describes the factions and Big Score involved in this mini-setting; the next article will describe several different locati...

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Brachelys

Pity the brachelys. Millennia ago, hunting and gathering tribes learned that a brachelys's tough hide makes excellent armor and shields. Centuries ago, wizards discovered many magical properties in brachelys's internal organs.

As a result, these normally docile creatures are often hunt...

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A quick tour of Cura, a popular desktop app used to prepare 3D files for 3D printing.

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Part of a panel called "Why We Love Story So Much" with voice actor Crispin Freeman at Anime USA 2018.

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Leafie, a Hen into the Wild is a 2011 South Korean animated family film, and that's where I have to pause to explain something.

While absolutely a movie aimed at kids, Leafie is about a female chicken who escapes a farm to live in the wilds among other animals. However, chickens are a prey specie...

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The harpsivell is a tough desert creature that has developed a very strange adaptation: strings line a ridge on its back, and it vibrates those strings to create weird, atonal sounds that disorient or incapacitate both predators and prey. These omnivorous creatures won't eat anything larger than a r...

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Part of a panel called "Why We Love Story So Much" with voice actor Crispin Freeman at Anime USA 2018.

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Part of a panel called "Why We Love Story So Much" with voice actor Crispin Freeman at Anime USA 2018.

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