Blogworthy: Productivity, Inverted Controls, Sea Shanties, Iggwilv, The Mummy

Looking to improve your workflows, streamline your life, and de-stress your life in the new year? Check out “The Ultimate Guide To Productivity Methods“, Pocket’s round-up of productivity methods including “Eat The Frogs First Thing in The Morning” and “Productivity 101: How to Use Personal Kanban to Visualize Your Work”.

Vegetarian Eggs Benedict with Spinach and Avocado sounds like a great recipe for a Saturday morning.

12 Best Mattresses You Can Buy in 2020 – My mattress is in desperate need of replacing, but it’s been far too long since I last bought one. The options have proliferated like everything else in the 21st century. Good Housekeeping’s post helps sort through them.

A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon” at Medium looks what makes the conspiracy theory phenomenon so damn compelling. It makes a lot of sense, particularly if you think about how engaging legendary I love Bees augmented reality (ARG) game supporting Halo 2’s launch was.

The Long and Short of It – Barking Alien looks at the advantages of often under-appreciated one-shot and short-run RPG adventures.

Sea shanties are your soundtrack of 2021. Seriously. Apparently, this is a thing. I’ve been blissfully unaware of it as I listen to Genesis’ Duke for the umpteenth time.

Greyhawk Stories: Witch Queen and Demon Lord – “In which is related the rise of Iggwilv, her conquest of Perrenland, and her war against the Knights of the Hart, her fall from power, and the rise of her detestable child, the Demon Lord Iuz.” The Greyhawk geek in me loved this.

The Mummy (1999) is one of my go-to movies when I need a pick me up. I’m not the only one. Tor’s Celebrating the Chaotic Energy of The Mummy looks at what makes the movie so great.

Ok, monoliths in the desert are old news. But the things keep showing up.

Know your enemy: Flail snails.

I invert my Y-Axis, as all civilized gamers do. Why some people invert their controls, and others don’t, is the subject of some debate … and scientific study.

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A screenshot from The Mummy (1999). Credit: Universal Pictures.

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