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The Noble Peasantry: Reimagining Class

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"If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself."

—Henry David Thoreau

Though not fantastic in itself—far from it—a clear division of class into the land-owning nobility and the land-tending peasantry is a near-ubiquitous trope of …

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Heroes and Danger: A Role-Playing Game for Pre-Literate Children

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In the summer of last year I babysat once a week for a family of three kids: four, six, and eight years old. Being an adult nerd I see it as my personal responsibility to bring up the next generation, so I looked around for a tabletop role-playing game suitable …

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Principles of Habdur Fashion

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For my Reimagined Culture Project—the culture of the ten-acre Realm of Habdur—I need a fashion appropriate to the climate, to the available materials, and to the values and sensibilities of the Habdur people (i.e. me).

To develop it, my foundational principles are:

  • The clothing should be appropriate …
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Changes to the Site

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Ahoy! FarmCodeGary.com is expanding in scope!

  • Firstly, the blogging on geeky topics once found on Inspiration Forge will now be found on FarmCodeGary.com, including past posts. You can find them mostly under the geekdom tag. (Old links will redirect.)
  • Secondly, the posts from my once-defunct tiny house construction …
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Habdur Runes

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For my Reimagined Culture Project, in addition to a new language I decided I'd need a new script. My reasoning is mainly aesthetic: I want visitors to my ten acres to feel as if they're entering another world, and one of the simplest ways to achieve that is with an …

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