Top products from r/Harmontown

We found 29 product mentions on r/Harmontown. We ranked the 61 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

Next page

Top comments that mention products on r/Harmontown:

u/ardaitheoir · 11 pointsr/Harmontown

Dan is possibly better at making up a fake joke (is that redundant?) than trying to remember an actual one.

I imagine Dan is cutting the cake like Pierce in Community Season 2 Episode 10, "Mixology Certification."

Dan can't shake off the crutch this time, which leads to some truly unfortunate rhymes:

  • Oklahoma / lymphoma

  • Eden / bleedin'

  • Lydia / chlamydia

    Ah yes, the Harmontown craps game of indeterminate legality (the side bets seem particularly sketchy). Jeff throws himself into this role with total abandon; it's such a unique moment on the show. I can't think of anything remotely similar.

    We hear from Luke, a friend of Levi's (you might remember him from episodes #68 and 185). It takes about 2.5 seconds to fall 100 feet. Btw, the median lethal distance for falls is 48 feet (meaning about 50% of people who fall 48 feet will die). God, his rap is painful (few have reached this level of booing from the audience), but Jeff's riffed status updates make it bearable. Dan expertly turns the central point of Luke's criticism back on him -- it's a thrilling mental flex from Dan.

    Luanna is a lovely audience member; she brings a really different energy to the table.

    Some nice poetry advocacy from Jeff. It's well-aimed; you can really hear the vulnerability in Tim's voice as he reads, but it is some beautiful writing. Here are a few more of his poems.

    Between Luke, Luanna, and Tim, this episode contains a wonderful little parade of humanity drawn directly from the audience. Few episodes have pulled this off so successfully.

    I purchased A Sense of Community after listening to this episode the first time, but I haven't gotten around to reading any of the essays yet.

    I'm not sure what Dan is doing at the end to garner such a response from the audience ... is he giving people money? In any case, there are some really strong and varied colors in the body of this episode, making it one of my favorites for a while.
u/kayester · 2 pointsr/Harmontown

Happy to help!

Getting started... hmm... I think everyone will have different advice on this. Here's mine.

Give your players a reason to band together in the game, a challenge that requires all of their different skills, or an enemy tough enough that all of them really feel like they've contributed to defeating it.

One thing I'd try to do is start with smaller, one-off, episodic adventures - perhaps short enough to resolve in one or two sessions. You can start linking this into your grand, complex campaign narrative soon enough, but to start with this will give everyone a nice feeling of accomplishment. Delayed gratification is a great tool for later on, but it's nice to start by establishing a proper sense of having achieved something.

World-building is a great way to build immersion. When they visit the tavern they could hear rumours about what's happening in distant lands, some of which they might want to follow up! It helps if things make sense - why is this town here? What is this dungeon, why has it fallen into evil hands? What motivates character x to do action y? Politics? Religion? History? Geography?

This can be a HUGE amount of work for a committed DM (though it's also fun!). A nice way to get into this kind of depth without so much work is to get hold of a campaign setting (I like the 3E Forgotten Realms one: and use that as a starting point. Or, even better - just set it in a universe you're already nerdily knowledgeable about. Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Greendale Community College, etc... carve out your own corner.

u/simpledave · 1 pointr/Harmontown

This depends on what type of D&D you want to play. I play 4e. From my understanding of previous editions, much more of 4e happens on the table. If you have experience with tabletop games like I, and my friends, had, you should try this out. If not, it's very easy to pick up.

I'm pretty sure that Spencer is DMing a Pathfinder game in the podcast. It's definitely 3.5.

Anyway, back to the starting point. If you're interested in trying 4e, skip the starter set. It's useless. It gives you enough information to get 4 classes to level 2, and incorrectly at that. The provided adventure is boring, and you're not left with a whole lot to do after that.

If you're looking for the cheapest game possible, you'll need:

Players Handbook 1

Monster Manual 1

Core Rulebook

If you want to play 4e correctly, these are the three books you need. Characters, maps, and monsters can be improvised as needed.

If you're willing to spend more, I would suggest this map:

With some wet erase markers (WET, not DRY), you can build any dungeon, castle, or moon colony you can imagine. Beyond those three books, I think this is the best investment you can make to immerse yourself and your friends into another world.

Wizards provides character sheets at the backs of some books, but there are better ones on their website for free.

Last, if you really want to make things as simple as possible, subscribe to D&D Insider.

It's worth it for the character builder alone.

EDIT: Don't forget the dice!

u/BrenDerlin · 1 pointr/Harmontown

Wholeheartedly recommend the Starter Set as well. Best with a group of 6 friends (Whichever of you likes reading and rulesing the most should be the DM). It really does a great job of guiding the players into D&D a little bit at a time, and gives them pretty grounded characters that are easy to get a handle on.

I've run the opening adventure twice now with different groups (each with a mix of experienced RPGers and complete newbies who have only listened to Harmontown) and it's been pretty great for everyone.

I'd always recommend buying from a local gaming store, but if you're an amazonhead (or want to support Feral thru their portal), this is what you want to look for:

u/kevinday · 3 pointsr/Harmontown

>Early release - Harmontown Original Motion Picture soundtrack composed by Ryan Elder. Delivered through iTunes and other aggregators shortly. Get it here now in one convenient zip file.

>Ryan Elder has composed music for numerous TV shows (Wizards of Waverly Place, Acceptable TV, Just Shoot Me) and ad clients (Nike, Toyota, US Bank) in partnership with Emoto Music. In 2010 he won a London International Award for his work on New Balance's "Feet on Head." He has been writing music for Los Angeles' monthly Channel 101 screenings since 2006, where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Ryan is currently composing for Cartoon Network's hit show, Rick and Morty.

If you want this via iTunes or other (not yet named) music systems, and you can be patient, this will show up there. But, you can right now pay $9.99 to get a .zip of MP3s of the music used in the film. No DRM or copy protection. Upload it to any device you own.

This includes the often requested spooky music that plays when /u/thesixler is doing his "Last time on Harmontown D&D" segment.

EDIT: This is now available on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify.

u/JREtard · 1 pointr/Harmontown

Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

This review sums it up well for me:

First of all Dean gives you his joke writing method. It is formulaic and unnatural. However it does have a number of virtues. In the first place it forces you, a neophyte, to begin to think analytically about what goes into making up a one-liner. This is a very important first step - it is not good enough to intuitively know when things are funny, you have to learn to analyze what the elements are which make it funny. In the second place Deane's method does something important, which I think any good writing method does, it forces you to ask questions about what you are writing, and the answers to these questions give you the seed for the ideas for the next thing you write, or for editing what you have already written. Again this is a bit unnatural, but if you've ever written anything and tried to seriously edit it, you will know what this is like. It involves taking a critical look at your own creation and crossing out the things that don't work or trying to improve them.

u/dapht · 1 pointr/Harmontown

Another example of this is the book Accellerando by Charles Stross.
One of the main concepts in the first fifth of the book is a foundation of a reputation based economy, where people purchase stock in the ideas and honest views of individuals, which are then traded like a commodity.

And then the singularity happens.

I highly recommend that book.

u/amnsisc · 2 pointsr/Harmontown

First of all, social facts of stasis, like high static levels of trade integration, almost certainly do have peaceful consequences. This isn't my dispute.

For the record, though, this is an alternative network study of IR to your Jackson one (though I once took Jackson's online SNA module & it was pretty cool tbh)-- --and they find either no significant relation between trade integration OR a small positive one. Again, this is a static metric though.

When considered over the long run and, more importantly, dynamic, i.e. rising trade as a component of other globalizing processes, THEN it is related.

Period of rapid or rising trade can be destabilizing and furthermore bring into interaction those who previously did not do so, a sure fire way to increase conflict.

Also, rather than war we should broaden the understanding to 'conflict' generally.

Also, the confounds here are interesting. So we all know the famous result that no two democracies have gone to war, which, in a strict sense, is false, with several violations BUT on the whole it does hold, democracies tend, very strongly, not to fight each other. But a paradox holds: while democracies do not fight each other, they tend to fight authoritarian states more and encourage authoritarian states to fight each other more--in other words, democracies don't fight democracies, but they do increase the rates of global conflict in aggregate. That democracy & trade openness are strongly related in a manner foreclosing a genuine ceteris paribus condition should be obvious & is troubling for both of our arguments.

WWI was at the height of global trade integration of its time--we didn't reach that level again until the 2000s. Furthermore, WWII caused the decline in trade, it was not the result of it.

Also, you oppose protectionism & free trade to each other, even though as absolutes they have never really truly existed. Developed nations always would say they practice free trade, but would not do so in practice, for example.

Also, if you don't consider things like the slave trade, closing of the commons, imperialism & colonialism to be forms of conflict and violence then I don't know what your definition is and those things are definitely correlated to trade integration.

u/DicksAndBallsAndBeer · 1 pointr/Harmontown

Here's a link to the Harmontown Movie soundtrack. The songs used on the podcast are the Bonus Tracks at the bottom.

u/fraac · 3 pointsr/Harmontown

I bought this as a student, when I didn't have the maths to understand half of it, because the idea was so attractive. So speak for yourself.

Musk is literally attempting to save humanity.

u/dippitydoo2 · 1 pointr/Harmontown

Ryan Elder created all the music for the tour and the movie. He put a lot of the tracks up for sale here... doesn't look like the piano track is one of them, though.

u/thavirg · 2 pointsr/Harmontown

Get the 5e starter set. Costs $12 and will be at your door within the next couple o' days. It runs you through the game basics. It slowly exposes you to character sheet changes without dropping you into a boiling pot of water. It has enough monsters/enemies to not require a monster manual. It has a whole, decent story which doesn't require a DM manual.

The starter set is solid for ~3-5 players and a DM. Give the DM a week to read over the story / character backgrounds and get together with some quality beer. Keep us posted!

Also, check out /r/dnd/.

u/JesusHMontgomery · 2 pointsr/Harmontown

I agree. But I'm pretty sure it wasn't Ishmael that was sent to Dan, but rather Beyond Civilization, which to be fair, is kind of a terrible book. But nonetheless, it really does bother me the way he was treated because his books Ishmael, My Ishmael, and Providence collectively rocked my world. I wish someone could give Dan a proper context for what Quinn's doing.

u/BigSphinx · 1 pointr/Harmontown

> Here's a trailer for The Baby.

TCM -- always surprising with their late night programming -- aired this one a few months back. I'd read about it in The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film but I still found it quite shocking, both in how lowbrow its premise is and also how relatively well it manages to execute it. A throroughly bizarre film.

u/bikewobble · 2 pointsr/Harmontown

> Beefsteak Bil brought up that morality involves empathy and reciprocity, which is kinda relevant but pretty intuitive, I mean maybe you could say the reciprocity isn't intuitive but I think the golden rule kinda conveys the same message and we all know what that is already.

Reciprocity is just a fancy word for the golden rule. If you read the wiki entry on the Golden Rule, right there at the top it says also known as "the ethic of reciprocity." If you're going to get fancy with the golden rule, I much prefer Kant's Categorical Imperative. It's like Golden Rule+, or the golden rule for math nerds.

>Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.

I personally prefer Richard Rorty's view on morality. What we want to prevent (and this may be similar to what Dan was getting at) is cruelty. Whether that be cruelty to the poor, the innocent, the criminal or the insane. That includes pedophiles, because it includes everyone. One of the main ways we end up practicing cruelty is by having some metaphysical definition of "human nature." Stray from that, and one suddenly becomes something "less" than human, and it becomes increasingly easier to practice cruelty on them. See Laura's part of the conversation: they were literally comparing pedophiles to dogs who needed to be neutered.

But if you cast off a definition of "human nature," if you have a really big tent that covers the breadth of human thought and behavior, then it becomes more difficult to behave with cruelty. It's a matter of turning all "us vs them" talk to just "us" (seriously not going for a justice pun). Parents vs pedophiles becomes a community trying to deal with one if its members who has issues they need to cope with.

I realize this way of thinking is similar to Dan's in that I'm basically proposing nothing (but I'm not shouting "let's stop proposing things!" which was the thing I found truly annoying about that conversation). But I do agree with Dan that we need a better starting point. For him it's tearing down walls or not building more walls. I'm using a slightly different vocabulary. For me it's tear down the sign at the entrance that says "you have to be this human to come inside." Instead, we should let everyone in, and then figure out how we're going to deal with their problems.

Another possible recommended read (I only say that because I haven't read it yet) is Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt by journalist Debbie Nathan. Here's a pull quote that summarizes her starting point:
>[D]emonization of child sexual abuse as society's ultimate evil has rendered it so holy as to be virtually immune to reasoned analysis.