Random Encounters in JRPGs Ruin the Genre

JRPGs are more popular than ever thanks to big titles like Yakuza and Persona. So why does the genre rely on dated mechanics like random encounters? Random encounters have been a staple of roleplaying video games since 1981’s Wizardry, and the immense success of the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy franchises …

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How to participate in reading activities this summer

Summer readings and activities are back at your Ames Public Library! Thanks to technology, the library has continued to meet challenges and reading activities throughout the pandemic, but this summer will be more like a normal summer. For young people, a normal summer means the end of school. It means …

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Seven steps higher education must take to keep pace with changes in our society (opinion)

America’s higher education is undergoing a transformation as the nation shifts from a national analog industrial economy to a global digital knowledge economy. The Industrial Revolution was the only other period in American history when the country and its colleges experienced change of this magnitude, duration, and magnitude. Looking back …

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Potters chosen for a national event | News, Sports, Jobs

Members of the East Liverpool Division II District Championship bowling team are (front, from left) Gavin Maze, Anthony DeMarco, Logan Simms; (back, from left) Head Coach Lori DeMarco, Derek Klein, Paxton Grimes, Nathan Kelly, Jordan Wolf and Coach Jeremy Maze. The Potters, who competed in the state tournament in February, …

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Kevin Bacon Returns to His Horror Genre Roots in Upcoming Remake of “Toxic Avenger” –

Actor Kevin Bacon has long held an affectionate toe in the genre of horror films – and with good reason: one of the first films on this industry stalwarts impressive resume – which includes such classic films as JFK, A Few Good Men, Diner, Footloose, Mystic River and (my personal …

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Story Time, Library Activities – The Daily Eastern News

The Charleston Carnegie Public Library will be offering free craft activities for children and teens for a second week, June 14-20. The stencil-on-fabric activity that was originally scheduled for June 7 had to be delayed due to weather issues. It was moved from 10:30 a.m. to noon on June 16 …

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Using the flag as a weapon, Holocaust education, firearms

Using the flag as a weapon is the worst desecration June 14 is Flag Day. On numerous occasions, but more frequently in recent years, I have listened to people of all ages and from all walks of life express their disappointment and in some cases their anger at actions that …

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Packaged sporting events are becoming a new normal

First, we were unable to get fans to attend sporting events during the pandemic. Now we can’t make them go. You may have seen the history of Roland Garros last week. In a quarter-final match, Novak Djokovic led two sets to one and a crowd of 5,000 was going wild. …

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Trending: Films sans genre barriers (Column: B-Town)

BY VINOD MIRANI It was said that there exist only seven basic stories around which you weave your film. … Trending: Films sans genre barriers (Column: B-Town) BY VINOD MIRANI It was said that there exist only seven basic stories around which you weave your film. How well you adapt …

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Calendar of Upcoming Events at the Lubbock Public Library, June 13-19 | KLBK | KAMC

through: Press release and published by staff | [email protected] Posted: June 12, 2021 / 6:00 p.m. CDT / Update: June 12, 2021 / 6:00 p.m. CDT (Photo provided by the City of Lubbock / Lubbock Public Library) LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the …

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