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The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 8

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 8: 1965-1966 by Charles M. Schulz

Peanuts rolling along. Charlie Brown goes to camp for the first time; later, so does Linus. Snoopy becomes a WWI flying ace -- and "A dark and stormy night" makes its first appearance, for a sequence of about a week, after which he, having dragged his typewriter to the doghouse in the opening, gets rid of it. Peppermint Patty is introduced taking over the baseball team. Linus evades his blanket-hating grandmother by mailing his blanket to himself, and it goes wrong.

Lord, who throughout these forty days

Lord, who throughout these forty days
For us didst fast and pray,
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the rest of the magic

D&D has its little spell lists.  The odds that any moderately realistic world would have them thus limited are very stiff indeed.

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The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 7: 1963-1964

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 7: 1963-1964 by Charles M. Schulz

Old friends appear. The little red-haired girl, mentioned once in the last volume, here has a long sequence that turns her into the famous princesse lointaine. 5 appears, a bit-- the gag is a little quickly exhausted. Charlie Brown has trouble with his arm and so with pitching (but the status quo returns). Lucy tries to get someone to call her "cutie." Linus has varied adventures because of the blanket.

tidbits cross time

According to Herodatus, Thracians shot arrows at thunder and lightning.

A British legend held that ships sometimes heard the Christmas peals even though far, far, far out to sea. This was thought to herald good fortune.

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The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 6

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 6: 1961-1962 by Charles M. Schulz

The progress of Peanuts.

Lucy opens the volume stealing Linus's blanket to break him of it, and subjects it to some other abuse over the two years. Snoopy is a stalwart sea captain, and associates with some birds, unindividuated. Baseball goes badly -- more than once, everyone quits. Frieda appears, with her naturally curly hair and insistence that Snoopy should hunt rabbits -- and she gets a cat. Linus gets glasses and preaches the Great Pumpkin. Sally panics about kindergarten. The little red-haired girl gets a single mention.

The glory of these forty days

The glory of these forty days
We celebrate with songs of praise;
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Are there going to be any half-elves in this world?  I think not. . . 

Not because humans and elves can't interbreed.  In fact, the four humanoid species -- humans, elves, dwarves, and nymphs -- can all interbreed freely.

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Ghost in the Ring

Ghost in the Ring by Jonathan Moeller

Ghost Night book 1. First in this series, with a definite and sharp change of plot lines -- but still, serious spoilers ahead for the Ghosts and Ghost Exile.

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throwing together a party

The number of characters in the RPG party dictates much in the adventure.

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