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  • sharon.t-e-c

    December 13, 2022 at 10:37 pm
    Level 5: Froglet

    Happy to have you here, medeina! We still use a leather bound journal for really important or heavy stuff, or when we’re just not communicating well at all. It uses a combination of text and drawings. Our communication has gotten a lot better than it once was, but we still email each other sometimes. All the main players in the system actually have their own @t-e-c.org email address. And we have a special address that when you send a message to it, it hits all our inboxes. We use it for big announcements and stuff. It’s also the address the contact form on this site uses, so if you fill out the form it spams our entire system. 😉

    The best piece of tech we have is our apple watch. The iPhone is great, but its easier to keep track of the watch, because, like, its attached. And it can help find the phone, when its been left who knows where around the house. We have an online calendar, and the watch tells us where we need to be and what we need to be doing. Right now our bedtime reminder just went off. We’d be lost without our watch, phone, and email accounts. Its how we co-ordinate everything.

    Twenty years ago, we used to use whiteboards a lot, but that could be embarrassing if other people saw them. I like the email & online calendar system better. You’ll find your own groove and ways that your system can communicate. For a while we also had our own private Discord.

    We grew up with Tolkien and absolutely love those books. The movies are great too. I’ve heard mixed reviews on the amazon series – let us know what you think of it. Tolkien is basically our Harry Potter.

    We used to play D&D, but just don’t have the time anymore. And, COVID kind of killed getting together to play. Somewhere we have about 20 AD&D books, mostly 3.5 edition. (I’m sad to report our first edition dungeon masters and players guides were loaned to someone who “lost” them.) What edition do you like to play?

    Instead of D&D, we play Magic: The Gathering with friends online once in awhile. Our old roommate got us addicted to it. We have cards all over the place. My favorite deck to play is the total sneaky deck that looks ho hum and defensive… right until one of its infinite combos goes off and we end up with like a million life and tokens.

    That’s awesome that you’ve been published. Our house used to be bursting with books, now our iPad bursts with Kindle books, and we have a storage unit for the hard copies. Our eyes can be kind of wonky, so the iPad lets us adjust the font size to whatever works.

    Also, awesome on the Tarot. What deck is your favorite? I used the Robin Wood deck for years.

    And yes, I can talk your eyes off. Sorry for the long post, I’m just excited to have everyone here.