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Elisha was a Druid, and other hypotheses

Elisha was a Druid, and other hypotheses

What if well known figures from the Bible were really characters from D&D? Elijah (Cleric, NG): The most famous prophet of all, Elijah is the archetype of the Cleric. A holy man, raising the dead, creating food and water – what more could one ask for? Culminating, of course, in the scene on Mount Carmel, a classic Flamestrike if ever there was one. But if Elijah is a Cleric, his disciple, Elisha, is a bit different. Elisha (Druid, NG): At…

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‘No car is better than a bad car’

‘No car is better than a bad car’

(Alice and Bob are buying a car. Bob wishes they weren’t buying a car. The reason they need to is because Alice has got a new job, which is further away from home, and for which she needs a car. Bob didn’t want Alice to take the job, as it means she’ll be home later, and the two of them discussed it lengthily and angrily – but in the end they decided that Alice would take it. Alice wants the…

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Soul Trader

Soul Trader

Inspired by a trip to see Faust shortly before Christmas. Selling your soul to the Devil is a mug’s game. Not only is the expected outcome (in a mathematical sense) infinitely bad, it is definitely going to be infinitely bad. From the Devil’s perspective, this makes it a fairly poor offering: only a very small number of people are going to be foolish enough to take such a bad deal. But what if instead the Devil offered a deal in…

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Initial Hypothesis: The Game of Teaching Excellence

Initial Hypothesis: The Game of Teaching Excellence

Download and print a fully playable game based on the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). A card game for 2-5 players, lasting 30-40 minutes, Initial Hypothesis is a fast-paced game of skill and luck, in which each player seeks to secure a Gold TEF rating before their opponents do. Go for Gold at the helm of one of five renowned English institutions, including the Universities of Poppleton and Oxbridge. Collect a full set of TEF metrics – and…

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The Annotated Pratchett

The Annotated Pratchett

Spreading awareness of a very enjoyable site I found recently, The Annotated Pratchett – a site that explains many of the references in Terry Pratchett’s books. It’s particularly good for areas where one may have a specific lack of knowledge: I, for example, know essentially nothing about detective/cop shows from the 50s, 60s and 70s, but it turns out the early Watch books are riddled with references. Of course, it doesn’t have every reference by a long way, and sadly…

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