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Humanitarian Crisis
era group score: 20023
total group score: 66551
total players: 103

Tasks / SF0 Skill Share

Find a player that you have never met before in real life. Teach them a skill you think is useful for SF0. Have them teach you a skill they think is useful for SF0.

2 to 100 players
20 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Humanitarian Crisis
Created by JJason Recognition

Terms: jjason

2 completed :: 18 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by susy derkins on October 29th, 2008 7:32 PM

This is pretty great.

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posted by Mr Everyday on October 29th, 2008 8:05 PM

I reckon, and given the differing skill sets of SF0 players, it should be facinating to see what skills get swapped...

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on October 30th, 2008 8:54 AM

i am not supposed to be on this page yet. but this is delightful. and the praxes would be a sort of wikihow for creative madness....

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posted by teucer on November 4th, 2008 7:23 AM

For some of us, never met is hard. There's one other player even vaguely active within fifty miles of me, and I've already met him.

(So... any of you San Franciscan folks feel like an eastward road trip?)

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posted by susy derkins on November 4th, 2008 7:25 AM

For some of us never met is easy...

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posted by teucer on November 4th, 2008 7:30 AM

Depends on how prepared you are to travel.

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posted by anna one on November 4th, 2008 9:54 AM

Does one need to meet in person in order to teach a skill?

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posted by Ink Tea on November 4th, 2008 10:46 AM

don't think so!

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posted by JJason Recognition on November 4th, 2008 6:18 PM

Of course they don't!

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on November 4th, 2008 8:04 AM

Piffle. Physical travel is not necessary, necessarily, in this day and age. Video instruction, telephone consultation, hand-drawn blueprints?

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posted by teucer on November 4th, 2008 8:33 AM

So, JJ, what you're saying is you're looking for a long-distance collaborator?

Because I don't believe we've met...

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on November 4th, 2008 1:10 PM

I don't think we have, either. But I've only ever met about 4 SF0 players. Let me think about skills I can swap...

Mad Skillz +1
posted by Jennifer Juniper on November 7th, 2008 7:11 AM

I can: authoritatively imitate a person in position of authority; teach tricks to dogs; allow myself imperfection in tasks; plan and execute a major event; write a poem; dress as a convincing zombie; write persuasively on any topic; get lost; read maps; perform basic photo editing; do the Hustle; build [some] stuff out of cement, design a pretty good t-shirt; make a sleeping bag; [edited to add] design and build a web site; effectively publicize an event; bring a lawsuit; write a legally binding agreement; research and understand one's legal rights and civil liberties ...

I cannot do most things associated with music, the visual arts, and there are some intermediate/advanced photography techniques I would love to learn. Plus stenciling!

are you still looking for a collaborator?
posted by Rrose Selevay on February 22nd, 2010 8:39 AM

I'd love to learn how to imitate a person in a position of authority, and I can teach you drawing and possibly photography depending on how advanced you already are.

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posted by Dopey on November 4th, 2008 9:29 AM

For this task there should only be one completion. With every player in it. We can have an E-show-and-tell via stickam(or other video conference website). or we can have one huge praxis with all of our videos/call ins/write ups. shplank waiting to occur!

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posted by Morte on November 4th, 2008 4:17 PM

Yeah, but if we have one huge praxis, who would vote? :/

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posted by Dopey on November 6th, 2008 12:47 PM

Who cares, itl be epic. epic > vote. + we can vote by other means

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posted by Morte on November 7th, 2008 8:08 AM


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posted by Morte on November 4th, 2008 10:00 AM

So, anyone want to learn how to knit? Spin? Remove brains?

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posted by susy derkins on November 4th, 2008 10:31 AM

Remove brains! Me! Me! Never done it in humans!
In exchange I can teach you to, um, gonadectomize mice, sequence DNA, isolate blood cells, make dancing worms out of drinking straw covers...
Dang, there must be something useful too.

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posted by Morte on November 4th, 2008 4:16 PM

All of those sound really cool.... I don't think I can pick.

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posted by Minch on November 4th, 2008 12:57 PM

what consititues meeting? does skype count? if so, that makes my pool much smaller.

i've also got knitting and sewing to trade. as well as a degree in psychology that can aid in humanitarian crisis tasking.

OOOH Saille, hey SAILLE - I've never met you. Wanna share skills???

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posted by saille is planting praxis on November 7th, 2008 1:09 PM

oh. erm. yes, but I fear most of my skills are either quite useless for sf0 or I'd be afraid to try to teach them to anyone.

Mostly I can veganize recipes, cook, sew, plan permaculture designs and a zone 5-8 vegetable garden, pick simple locks, drive stick shift, stencil and paint badly, wrangle Photoshop 6, do minor electrical work, and write fancy interactive web pages. i am sure i am forgetting fairly useful things. what would you like to learn?

I cannot knit to save my life, and could find that quite useful for a task i've been holding onto. so far i've failed to grasp the concept from black and white line drawings in books, but haven't tried other means of learning. the list of other useful things i can't do is pretty much infinite, too...

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posted by teucer on November 7th, 2008 2:43 PM

Saille - I suggest teaching lockpicking. It's very useful, especially for certain styles of BARTPA task.

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posted by zer0gee on November 11th, 2008 1:15 AM

Amen to that, brother.

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on November 4th, 2008 1:05 PM

ZOMG - it's like The Dating Game!

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posted by Morte on November 4th, 2008 4:16 PM


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posted by Luai Lashire on November 9th, 2008 6:18 PM

I'll share with someone! This seems like a nice task to be doing right now, while I am too busy to do anything that requires IRL action (making a documentary + being in highschool: it eats lots of time).

I can: use a video camera, edit film, use an SLR camera, develop film, sew by hand, sew on a machine, draft patterns, knit, design clothing, draw women (but not men), draw most other non-human things, color sketches using GIMP, paint, screenprint, tie-dye, make stencils, use stencils, make candles, sing, dance (modern, ballet, and jazz), write novels and poems (but not short stories), diagnose strangers' neuroses with great accuracy, spot an autistic from a distance (they have a distinct walk!), apply stage makeup, make jewelry, do beadwork, "read" someone's clothing, speak a decent amount of Japanese, and probably a bunch of other stuff I'm forgetting!

I cannot, but would like to be able to: play an instrument, be on time, fix electronic equipment, understand computers, crochet, whittle, carve, build furniture, tap dance, speak confidently to strangers, do *accurate* cartography, scuba-dive, compose a song, surf, skateboard, do parkour. I love learning anything I can, though, so I couldn't possibly list everything I want to learn!

posted by praximity on November 14th, 2008 12:54 PM

all cartography is accurate, to something.

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posted by Luai Lashire on November 22nd, 2008 7:56 AM

What I *meant* was the kind of cartography whereby you actually measure distances before you draw them (as opposed to what I usually do, which is to eyeball it).

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posted by Amoeba Man on November 26th, 2008 5:00 AM

I'll gladly teach you to speak confidently to strangers. I do it all the time.

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posted by Morte on November 11th, 2008 12:02 PM

Ok, I'm teaching one person to knit. Anyone else want to get in on it and have a three-way? I'll be giving lessons on a web-cam + phone call.

posted by cleaning duster on November 15th, 2008 1:12 PM

Most of my skills aren't things you can teach to people in a day... or even a week or two :(

I specialize in video editing and musical instruments, along with various athletic activities, I could possibly teach someone some of the core basics but all of them would need you to have the required equipment to actually begin learning any of it (programs, sports equipment, musical instrument) and so forth.

Actually... I just thought of something I could teach pretty quickly. I learned a basic level of Japanese, about 16 months worth of studying, and I could at least teach someone the basic grammar/"alphabet" structure of Japanese, it's incredibly easy to learn.

There's also a few other talents that I could easily teach someone, but talking about those might give away who I am, and right now I enjoy anonymity on a website for once.

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posted by Luai Lashire on November 22nd, 2008 8:03 AM

This is my second year of Japanese lessons, and I have to wonder if you were taught/learned by a more efficient method than the one I've experienced. Because neither the grammar nor the "alphabet" of Japanese is easy (unless you are referring only to Hiragana/Katakana, and not Kanji), not the way I'm being taught.
We have not really been taught any over-arching grammar rules though, excepting how to use particles like は and に. We're being taught sort of "formulas" for making sentences, and you plug the words you want into the "formula" to say something. Like "A-san wa Object wo Verb Short Form to itteimasu".
Is this more or less the method you learned by, or did you do it differently?

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posted by cleaning duster on November 22nd, 2008 3:43 PM

Oh, i'm only referring to Hiragana/Katakana, Kanji is a beast.

I only know about 200 kanji, tops, memorized, and I don't know the "structure" of the majority of them (as in the whole super complicated grouping of things etc.)

The formula you learned is practically the same as mine though for language structure, I got up to the whole "Counting objects and adding suffixes dependent on what they are, like a suffix for round objects, for flat objects, for animals, etc." thing.

I learned online actually too, from a teacher who I paid 42 bucks for 42 lessons: they're incredibly well planned lessons that he'd check after I completed them and he'd give me corrections, it took me like a year to get through seven lessons though, so I never completed it. Each lesson was about six or so pages of compressed info and exercises though, so...

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posted by HKEY_Current _User on December 15th, 2008 6:44 PM

I spent several years trying to teach myself Japanese, and the best things I've found are Tae Kim's Grammar Guide and SRSes (Spaced Repetition Software). The former has a lot of in depth grammar stuff. While you're learning the grammar, it helps to add sentences to the SRS. If you can kind of lexically deconstruct them based solely on grammar (without knowing what all the words mean), then I guess that's progress.
I still don't know Japanese that good, though.

I have a proposition
posted by Xena on November 23rd, 2008 6:49 PM

Create an SF0 SKILL youtube channel.

Everyone interested creates a youtube video regarding their SF0 skill (a teaching/how to video).
We have a date which is the last day to submit video.

BAM, mass collaboration.
Task completed -----> link to youtube channel.


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posted by Amoeba Man on November 26th, 2008 4:45 AM

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Yeeeeeeessssssss.

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posted by Morte on November 26th, 2008 7:23 AM

Oh yes! That sounds like fun!

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posted by Anna Louise on November 27th, 2008 8:58 AM

Yes that's a great idea!

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posted by Scooter Vagabond on November 30th, 2008 1:11 PM

I'm in! I knew one day I'd be famous!

Sorry I've been away for awhile.
posted by Xena on December 15th, 2008 1:32 PM

whoever is interested in THis collaboration please add yourselves as "interested in collaborating on this."
Some have commented in being interested but haven't added themselves in that section. I will check back in approximately 48-72 hours, and proceed from there.

Thank you everyone,
~ Xena

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posted by Tøm on December 16th, 2008 8:28 AM

Interested, unsure on skills I possess!

I'll have a think.

Big Collaborations and Delay
posted by Waldo Cheerio on December 16th, 2008 8:26 PM

Players are worse for herding than cats (which I hear get quite onerous on the open range). I'm interested, but I'm thinking a 3-day deadline may miss out some players. Extend it out, make an event, we can probably double involvement.

Good idea on making it an event
posted by Xena on December 16th, 2008 11:16 PM

I've let people take a look and add themselves on this task for quite awhile. I was giving some last minute lovers time to jump in.

Making an event is something I TOTALLY did not consider. Will do. TY.

Mass collaboration!!
posted by Crazy Child on December 19th, 2008 10:35 PM

Can I still participate in this wonderful mass collaboration?

Let's see....I could share my knowledge on how to communicate with difficult people, baking kick-ass cookies, conducting interviews, the French language, basic Spanish, how to compose a song, the difference between songs and poems, and possibly some basic guitar, I guess.

yes of course
posted by Xena on December 29th, 2008 7:32 PM

I'll make the event. In beginning of 09'. drat I keep forgetting to finish it

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posted by Miss Woof on January 3rd, 2009 1:13 AM

Portland, Oregon, anybody?

posted by Developer Pixie on February 7th, 2010 9:35 AM

Yes! Lets collaborate!

An event has been MADE
posted by Xena on January 11th, 2009 3:33 PM

quite an interesting prospect
posted by JK Bobbins on April 8th, 2009 9:41 PM

East Bay Area California


East Bay Area California

how east?
posted by Mistress MeiMei on September 9th, 2009 7:29 PM

are you within reach of bart?

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posted by Llama Chameleon on May 4th, 2009 3:01 PM

Anyone near Chicago?

I can teach any number of skills- Stamp carving, knitting, needle felting, Photoshop, how to make something useless into some useful or at least pretty. Umm. I'm sure there are plenty of other things I could teach.

I don't know how to apply make-up, use power tools, or about a billion other things.

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posted by Theo Playfoot on May 12th, 2009 8:41 AM

the task does not specify that we HAVE to meet in real life to teach the skill does it?
anyone interested in collabing with me via interwebs, PM me.
Most of my useful skill have to do with getting into things one shouldnt, or cooking.
let me know.

If anyone is interested in Hypnosis...
posted by Abe the Lion Tamer on September 3rd, 2009 7:03 PM

Send me a message! I should be able to teach the skill in about 20 minutes over some sort of video chat, or I can meet in person (although I'm in the RI area, so I probably wouldn't be able to get farther than Boston, and even that's a stretch)

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posted by Theo Playfoot on September 15th, 2009 4:42 PM

im up for it. it might take a day or so cause of my hectic schedule and i need to get one of the materials to show, but i think it would be perfect.

belly dancing?
posted by Mistress MeiMei on September 9th, 2009 7:28 PM

i live in the sf area, richmond district. belly dancing is just the first one my mom came up with when i asked her to think of my good "skills" (random, sorry) but i knoooowww i have other ones which i could teach. if anyone else lives around me send me a PM! =D
i can travel pretty far if thats helpful, but nothing out of bart's reach. ^^

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posted by Juliette on October 7th, 2009 8:54 PM

1. I live in the Richmond District as well. Convenient.
2. I would *love* to learn some belly dancing!
3. I'm terrible at thinking of things about myself, but here are a few skills that might be fun to learn/teach: Rubik's cube-solving, photoediting (in Photoshop), some basic Java programming (pretty much, how to make pretty but useless things XD), Wikipedia game strategies... mixtape (or mixCD, whatever) making strategies (WHICH DEFINITELY DO EXITST!)... um. Yes. :)

Anyone in AK?
posted by Borgasm on October 18th, 2009 3:49 PM

I'd love to do some skill swappage. I live in Fbx, but will probably be swingin' on down to Anchorage/Wasilla one of these weekends. I can teach:
beginning Japanese
the Thriller dance
how to draw Hamtaro and Pikachu-type animals
how to make scabs and bruises with theater makeup
making anpan
and some other things i can't think of right now.
I can also dye hair really well, including harder stuff like doing raccoon stripes and tips.
I'd love to learn any instrument or anything artistic. Also, cooking lessons would be great, but I'm a picky eater. :P

I also have skype and a webcam, so if we can't hook up IRL we can figure something out over webcam :)

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posted by Lindar Greenwood on November 12th, 2009 12:00 AM

Hollywood California

.i ma djica lo nu do joi mi cilre

Do you want to learn with me?

anyone interested in these skills?
posted by Rrose Selevay on February 19th, 2010 7:06 PM

knitting, cooking, drawing, making videos on final cut pro, spanish, photography and developing photos. I'm in NY and also have skype.

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posted by Young Cain on February 23rd, 2010 6:45 PM

ooh. Like these. I need to learn how to develop photos :] I can offer you these:
Witty Comebacks
Hipster Recognition Abilities
Circus Stunts
Beginning Violin/ mandolin information
Cooking odd dishes (usually raw or vegan)
Creating things typically made with fabric, but made with other unusual subjects.

I am in San Francisco and also have skype!

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posted by Picø ҉ ØwO on March 24th, 2010 6:10 AM

If anyone in Chicago wants to learn to play ukulele, I'm your man.

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posted by done on March 30th, 2010 6:32 AM

Now I wanna live in Chicago.

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posted by Picø ҉ ØwO on April 1st, 2010 10:07 AM

We could do video uke lessons.

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posted by done on April 2nd, 2010 12:11 PM

But I don't have an uke ( i like that shortname ). I have a trumpet witch I can't play, can you teach trumpet?

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posted by Picø ҉ ØwO on April 2nd, 2010 1:18 PM

I can teach trumpet, but I don't have one and also haven't played one in thirteen years. So I probably won't be very good at teaching it. Anything stringed would work better.

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posted by Dan |ØwO| on April 4th, 2010 6:36 AM

ukes are cheaper than trumpets. But I totally want to learn trumpet. Perhaps we could rent one?

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posted by Harry Lee on March 30th, 2010 1:45 AM

Looking for a long distance collaborator! :)

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posted by Lincøln on March 30th, 2010 2:03 AM

There are no tasks with a larger pool of interested collaborators attached. That being said, I'd be happy to collaborate.

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posted by teucer on March 30th, 2010 8:12 AM

Also, thanks for posting and making this task show up in my updates again and thereby indirectly reminding me that the distance completion of it I had planned got stalled by both of us not actually doing anything.

I'll have to hit up the hardware store soon anyway, so that should change rather readily.

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posted by Sombrero Guy on March 30th, 2010 8:15 AM

Always interested in long distance collaborations! I'd have to think about my skill first, though...

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posted by Uncle Angantyr the Multitude on April 12th, 2010 5:23 PM

I can't help but think I'm likely the only player in Oklahoma, but anyone interested in a long-distance collaboration, drop me a line if you would. I've got several skills that may entice the more... devious among us, and some other stuff too.

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posted by Judith A. Marie on May 10th, 2010 3:49 PM

i've got some mad skills with duct tape (ie. my junior prom dress's only non-tape element was ribbon to tie the corset back of the top). i'm down to learn anything.
i'm in the east bay but always up for a little jaunt on BART.

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posted by Amoeba Man on July 17th, 2012 7:45 AM

I'd love to collaborate with any of the interested parties on this, but I'm not sure I have any marketable SF0 skills. Pretty much all I'm good at is drawing cartoons and telling stories (and whether or not I'm any good at those is subject to your judgement). I can also ride a bike pretty well, but that's the kind of thing that's hard to teach long-distance (I'm the only Halifax player of which I know).

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posted by Libris Craft on July 18th, 2012 7:25 AM

I'm interested in a long distance collaboration. I need a primer on SF0! I can't seem to figure out many things on here, including making links work, adding videos, and editing a completed task so that the edits stay.

I can offer: research skills, how to make an e-book, sewing basics, polymer clay basics, cooking skills (we could make cookies!), leather working, collage, basic power tool usage, carpentry, tools for organizing personal libraries, event organization, costume making, and paper crafting.

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posted by Amoeba Man on July 18th, 2012 9:07 AM

I'm down on making an e-book.

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posted by Kattapa on July 19th, 2012 1:13 AM

If people are interested, we could also take your long distance collaboration idea a bit further.

We could start a new sf0 group and use the message board for writing what you can offer and what you want to learn. Then start exchanges based on this information. The task completion could be the founding of some kind of sf0 school.

@Libris Craft: If you want to figure out more on how sf0 works, we could also organize a new Break Bread sometime. Maybe with a nice mix of new players and those who've been around for a while.

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posted by relet 裁判長 on July 19th, 2012 3:09 AM

I support that group idea!

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posted by Amoeba Man on July 19th, 2012 4:31 AM

I'd throw down for that and the Break Bread task. Although I don't have a decent webcam or mic, so any Bread Breaking I'd do would be Zork-style.


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