Bot-Life Roll Playing Safari is getting close to release. This game is looking better and better. If you haven’t seen the Thursday with Xxaxx broadcasts you are probably in the dark about this project. I’ll get into that in another blog post. I want to take a short break from that in order to introduce a truly fine set of multi-side dice.
When playing Bot-Life or any other RPG based game you will need multi-sided dice.
What are multi-sided dice?
Multi-sided dice are dice with a variety of different numbers of sides. The dice we are most familiar with from standard board games have 6 sides. That is not because this is the best die to use, this is because 6-sided dice are the easiest to manufacture.
In a proper set of multi-sided dice you will find:
- 4-sided (digits 1-4)
- 6-sided (digits 1-6)
- 8-sided (digits 1-8)
- 10-sided (digits 0-9)
- 10-sided (digits 00, 10, 20, 30, … 90)
- 12-sided (digits 1-12)
- 20-sided (digits 1-20)
Why Copper Dice?
Recently I’ve stumbled across a super fantastic set of dice from Easy Roller Company. What makes this particular set so super fantastic? They are made from copper. That’s right solid copper. You can find a link to the dice here: Legendary Copper Metal Dice Set.
Solid and weighty in the hand… when you roll with these dice you can feel the process. A word to the wise: Don’t use your antique finely polished oak table top for rolling. These dice will leave a mark. But then again so will the light-weight plastic dice.
With copper dice you will have dice that are sure to be true. But, what about the gun metal dice and other metal dice sets that Easy Roller has to offer? For me the copper dice feel magically correct. I like the look of the other metal sets — you even have a choice of digit color — but, as mentioned, the copper feels right.
By the way…
I recommend that when you buy the Legendary Copper Dice for yourself you pick up a set or two of the standard multi-sided dice so that you have dice to lend and use for standard game play. If you’re like me, you will want to keep the copper dice for special occasions. And you probably will be less than enthused to loan them out to other players.
There is a buzz-ish phrase circulating which suggests we are more microbe than human — or variants to that effect. There is an excellent Scientific American article from 2007 which supports this assertion. But, what is meant by More? Continue reading
Four years ago (2012) Jonathan Eisen gave a TED Talk focusing on the cloud of microbes living on and in each of us. During this talk he introduces a notion that a growing number of scientists are getting ready to maybe perhaps embrace. This notion being that this microbe cloud should be regarded as an organ. Continue reading
1. ¿Qué es lo que deseas hacer?
Establece la intención. Sé muy claro sobre lo que quieres hacer. Si es meditar, entonces te dices a ti mismo «quiero meditar».
2. ¿Cuánto tiempo, Cuántas veces, Cuán lejos, Cómo???
¿Cuánto tiempo, cuántas veces, cuán lejos, cuán amplio, cuán intenso— cualquier parámetro que tenga sentido—? Quizás algo en la línea de «quiero meditar durante 20 minutos» o «quiero correr 5 kilómetros».
3. ¿Con qué te estás comprometiendo?
Escribe una descripción de eso que estás intentando hacer.
Puede parecer tan sencillo y claro que no puedes imaginarte cómo es que escribir una descripción ayudaría en algo. Bien, entonces debería ser fácil escribirla. Tanto si te parece obvio como si no, escribe una breve descripción. Esto ayudará en el proceso. Continue reading
He aquí tres sencillos secretos para hacer del Entrenamiento en los Bardos un hábito– un hábito que esté sustentado por tu estilo de vida actual.
Empieza por lo pequeño
Es más fácil encajar en tu horario un hábito que sea pequeño, y mucho más fácil hacer que se instaure. Lisa y llanamente ¡es rápido! Esa es la razón por la que empiezas con un simple ejercicio de Entrenamiento en los Bardos que te lleva 10-20 minutos de tu día. Continue reading
1. What is it that you wish to do?
Set the Intention. Get very clear about what you want to do. If it is to meditate. Then tell yourself “I want to mediate.”
2. How long, how much, how far, how ???
How long, how much, how far, how wide, how loud — whatever parameters make sense? Perhaps something along the lines of “I want to mediate for 20 minutes.” Or, “I want to run 3 miles.”
3. What is this thing you are committing to?
Write down a description of this thing you are intending to do.
It may seem so simple and straightforward that you can’t imagine how writing down a description would help. Good, then it should be easy to write down. Whether it seems obvious to you are not, write down a short description. This will help in the process. Continue reading
Here’s 3 simple secrets to making Bardo Training into a habit — a habit that is supported by your current lifestyle.
A tiny habit is easier to squeeze into your schedule and much easier to stick to — plain and simple it is fast! That’s why you start with a simple Bardo Training exercise takes just 10-20 minutes of your day. Continue reading
Marathons and sprints are entirely different types of events. A runner will approach each of these events in a totally different way. A sprint requires a large, fast, but short duration expenditure of effort. A marathon is a much longer race requiring a consistent effort over a longer period of time.
Both events require will. But, a slightly different type of will in each case. Continue reading
A group of folks at the “Thursday with Xxaxx” generated a list of possible uses for the Triads. Or, perhaps we could call this a list of “I hope it works for ______” list. See bottom of this blog for the full list.
Here are the top selections based on popular selection by those attending:
Top 30 Hoped For Uses of a Triad
- Invocation of presence
- Gathering parallel word skills and abilities
- Enhancing creative inspiration (such as for art, poetry writing, music)
- Blessing in general
- Balancing the chi in your body
- Welcoming intuition
- Strengthen the essential self
- Seeing people, places, or situations clearly
- Replacing addictive patterns
- Help bring higher bodies into being
- Enhance healing
- Directing energy
- Dehypnotize oneself
- Connecting with Angelic entities
- Cleansing a space
- Assisting the reading of artifacts
- The “I wish I hadn’t done that” series of possible uses
- Stop rumination
- Revitalize chakras
- Locating portals
- Inspiration in art, poetry and writing
- Increase perseverance,
- Get more restful sleep
- Generate prosperity
- Enhance skills & talents,
- Enhance concentration focus
- Developing telepathy
- Connect with parallel and past lives
- Cleaning negative energy
As promised the full list
Accommodate jet lag
Anchor useful states for easy recall
As a meditation aid
assist astral travel
assist remote viewing
Assisting the reading of artifacts
assisting with working the gold claim
Balancing the chi in your body
Better contact in resonance
Better focus while reading
Blessing in general
Blessing the food
Calm the mind
Charging water and food
Cleaning a relationship
Cleaning negative energy
cleansing a space of stale or negative energy
Cleansing the space of stale or negative energy
Clear light readings
Connect with other beings
Connect with parallel present and past lives
Connecting with Angelic entities
Connecting with others
Deal with post partum blues
decreasing susceptibility to negative unseen influences
Define 8 points to identify a space.
Detect watchers or connections
Energizing the reading
Enforce an abundance mindset
enhance attention for orb running
enhance black white grey discernment
enhance concentration, focus
enhance contact for orb running
Enhance flavor of food
enhance flow of orb attributes into this life frame
enhance lucid dreaming
Enhance properties of the ingredients
enhance skills and talents
enhance telepathic contact
Enhance the soil
enhancing beacon work
enhancing creative inspiration (such as for art, poetry writing, music)
enhancing group awareness (such as for band practice or POG work)
enhancing PUP contact
Feng shui in buildings
Finding lost objects
For finding your soul mate
Gathering parallel world skills, abilities
Get more restful sleep
Getting rid of this friggin headache
Growing healthy plants
Harnessing hate and anger
Heal the soil
Help bring higher bodies into being
Help learn a language
help relax (to enjoy the voyage)
Help while tripping in psychedelic spaces
Improve acting skills
Improving and enhancing moods
Increase decrease chi
increase or decrease the chi in part of the body
increase our necessity for new organs to come into being
increase scope of vision
Increased attention while running orb
Increased contact while running orbs
increasing the fertility or chi of a garden, house, or building (Feng Shui)
Inspiration in art, poetry and writing
Invocation of presence
Literally seeing through into another dimension.
Make a connection
Manage fear of flying
Manage the weather
More effective orb run
Neutralize negative thoughts
opening access to crystalline intelligences
Overcoming a writer’s block
Pay more attention
Plant growth improvement
Prepare you to perform
Prevent people from stealing yogurt from the teachers lounge.
Psychic self defense
Recharging or enhancing amulets
Reduce performance anxiety
Removal of curses
Replacing addictive patterns
Reset sleep cycle
Scanning the body for tension.
Seal the cube of space
Searching for gold on a claim
seeing people, places, or situations clearly
seeing who’s watching me (those who are not invited here)
Sign, seal, and deliver.
Stop panic attacks
Strengthening the essential self
Synchronize mind/body rhythms
Testing ones own ideas for validity
The “I wish I hadn’t done that” series of possible uses.
To stop giving a fuck about unimportant things
Training for war
Use the dark side of the force
Witness and remember dreams