It appears Navy will be wearing Blue Angels-themed uniforms when they play Army on December 9. https://t.co/g9FlcGn5Kl (h/t @Missiphibian) pic.twitter.com/pPBQJoXIox— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) November 24, 2017
I don't love those jerseys, but even worse is the decision to honor the Navy's flight demonstration team instead of one of its actual combat units. Did everybody in Annapolis just forget about their rather considerable history?Saw this & legit thought it was a joke. Did Navy get relegated out of the AAC? Those look like 2nd tier European futbol jerseys.— Danno E. Cabeza (@Dan_T_Head) November 24, 2017
It's weird. I thought they were onto the right idea with the ship helmets two years ago, and then Army one-upped them with the 82nd Airborne uniforms last year. They could've come back with something like "The Battle of Midway," but I guess if you're Under Armor, and you're worried about your contract, and you know that Navy's Supe is a famous naval aviator, you go for personal flatter above historic significance.
Or maybe it's a cultural thing, and I'm just trained to think about the history of the institution first.
Much of the history we teach was made by the people we taught. Here is the first in a series of posters showcasing some of our most distinguished grads pic.twitter.com/4TjMhALmHC— USMA History Dept (@westpointhist) November 9, 2017
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This was definitely the game of the day. I was personally pulling for USF, and it looked like they had a chance right up until this game-winning kickoff return with something like :90 left on the clock.
Knight Nation, we leave you with this...— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) November 25, 2017
Take it away, @ucf_marcdaniels (and Mike Hughes) 😁#UCFast pic.twitter.com/yQFLnudCQ2
2015 UCF football: 0-12— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) November 25, 2017
2017 UCF football: 11-0 pic.twitter.com/p3kzC5b5Mq
* * *I don't know how many people are interested in the Army-Navy game and college football and are also interested in Dungeons & Dragons and the discussion that's been floating across Twitter for the last few days about "theater of the mind" style play. But if you are somehow a member of both groups, you will perhaps appreciate these homebrew "Theater of the Mind" rules from well-known D&D blogger Sly Flourish.
Based on your feedback, here is a new update for #dnd narrative “theater of the mind” combat guidelines. Feedback welcome! https://t.co/sEeXedXibw pic.twitter.com/5PlaVD4jPS— SlyFlourish (@SlyFlourish) November 25, 2017
This is the way we play at my house most of the time, and I don't actually think that it's all that complicated. But we don't play particularly often -- once per year is about where we are, honestly -- so maybe we're just not seeing the problems that come up if you run through some more complicated scenarios.
Regardless, treating it like improv theater is generally the way to go. Which is to say that as a DM, you want to find a way to say, "Yes, and..." rather than, "No, you can't do that."
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That's all, folks! Have a happy Saturday.