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Jan 21, 2022Liked by Liberty

Does any one on twitter have a Friends of the show in @libertyRFP list I would like to subscribe to it πŸ˜‡

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Haha, never thought of that.

btw, do you know where I got that expression, "friend-of-the-show"?

There's a podcast I've been listening to since about 2013 (ATP.fm), and they often talk about some of their friends, and they always say "according to friend-of-the-show XYZ", and I like that, makes it feel more communal.. Decided to adopt it even if it doesn't literally make sense for a newsletter Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

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Jan 21, 2022Liked by Liberty

May be one can write a quick script to pull out the twitter handles but what I have found is good people link good people on newsletters

Was good to see comment from MBI on your thread love both of your content πŸ‘πŸ»

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MBI's the best πŸ’ŽπŸ•

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Can any of you two do a post on how to take notes and how to enrich them over time πŸ™

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Hi from Dhaka.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom and insightful curation with us every other day. You are making a difference :)

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Thank you my friend! I was nice talking to you on Tuesday, let's do it again soon πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Feb 10, 2022Liked by Liberty

hey, just dropping a line... we have talked in the past... I find your writing to be my favorite frequency-to-interesting-information ratio! I often don't comment because you send me down a whole bunch of new rabbit holes... so... I have waaaayyy too many notes in my software about Nuclear now :-)

I would probably feel more comfortable e-mailing... but... I will drop you a comment more often ;-)

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Thanks Adam! I remember the dad joke about the doctor visit ;)

I appreciate the kind words and the comment, cheers and thanks for the support πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Just getting to this newsletter now, I clearly have a large backlog but I'll catchup soon. Just dropped by to say hi and thank you for the newsletters!

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It's never too late! Thanks for the comment, made my day a bit better.

Cheers πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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<3

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πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Jan 27, 2022Liked by Liberty

Thank you Liberty for so much great content. Hi from London.

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Thank you! πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Jan 25, 2022Liked by Liberty

Thanks for all your hard work, liberty! Enjoy this and your Twitter account immensely. Have a great week

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Thanks Rothman, I appreciate the kind words! Cheers πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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I like Liberty's constant "refeynmants" of his mental models. RPF would be proud of you.

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Haha, that's a good dad joke, and you know I appreciate those! Cheers! πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Jan 24, 2022Liked by Liberty

238y42d3d423byfhfhgkii2dsdf. But seriously, appreciate your newsletter!

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Thank you, I appreciate the kind words!

And a happy 238y42d3d423byfhfhgkii2dsdf to you too! πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Jan 23, 2022Liked by Liberty

A good family-oriented co-op is Space Escape, aka Naked Mole Rats in Space: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/262536/space-escape -- there's also Forbidden Island, by the creator of (and using a kind of ultra-stripped-down ruleset of) Pandemic, one of the all-time greats of recent board games and yet one I've felt no desire to play in the last couple of years.

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Thanks for the recs! Ha, ya, I don't think I'll be playing Pandemic any time soon...

Thank you for the comment! πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Liberty, newsletters have been mostly a gift (high volume of niche, interesting writing) with a bit of curse mixed in (newsletter fatigue, amplified FOMO, etc), and even as I've gone through the process of evolving my mix each month, I find myself more and more often reading yours first. The free-form structure, variety of topics, small insights presented without pretense (no Twitter gurus please) make this eminently readable/enjoyable/satisfying.

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Thanks Eric! I really appreciate it.

I realize it's a lot, but I've tried to make it as easy as possible to skim and jump around and only read what's interesting to each reader (and it's usually a different mix for each reader, so there's not an obvious thing to cut).

Glad I made the cut so far! Thank you for the comment πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Jan 23, 2022Β·edited Jan 23, 2022Liked by Liberty

Hello Liberty - I love your emails. thank you

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Thank you Andrew! I appreciate the kind words, thanks for reading, and for the comment! πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Jan 23, 2022Liked by Liberty

Hello from Germany as well!

We have a vibrant board game community (I think a surprisingly high percentage of board games is developed by germans) with the prestigious "german board price" award. A lot of the games are probably for your kids when they are older tough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutscher_Spiele_Preis. More family friendly games are found in the "(board) game of the year" award list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiel_des_Jahres. Probably another rabbit hole ;)

Thank you so much for keeping up the newsletter. I get immense pleasure out of reading it!

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Thanks Moritz! I kind of knew about the whole "European board games" distinction from the more US-centric ones, which are more about luck than strategy, but it's not a rabbit hole I've got much into yet, so thanks for the pointers.

A friend loaned my "Sushi Go Party" and "Kingdomino", and on my list to try next are "Carcassonne", "Flash Point", and "Ticket to Ride".

Not for kids, but someone on Twitter recommended 'Terraforming Mars' and that looks like quite the game!

Cheers πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Jan 23, 2022Liked by Liberty

Boardgamegeek.com is a great resource for identifying good board games for you

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Indeed, I keep ending up on that URL when I'm doing searches. Seems like a good place to explore. Thanks!

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Hello from Finland! A snowy Sunday afternoon, some cross-country skiing and a chance to enjoy a few healthy bites of curated curiosity. Good stuff, as always.

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Thanks for the comment! All that's missing now is a relaxing time in a hot sauna, amirite? Cheers πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ

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Sauna will mos def be on the menu after the evening workout - almost impossible for a Finn not to. A Finn without a sauna is almost like a Canadian without the word "Eh" :)

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It's on my list of things to do eventually to get a sauna. Costco used to carry some small models at great prices a few years ago, but they don't anymore, and that has made the whole project a lot more complex, since there are fewer suppliers here...

But someday I'll get my own sauna, eh!

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Jan 23, 2022Liked by Liberty

Greetings from Okinawa, Japan. I'm a huge fan of your newsletter. Liberty's Highlights with a cup of green tea is a prefect way to start my day. Thank you!!

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Okinawa! Awesome. I drink japanese sencha pretty much every day, someday I should go visit the source! Thank you for your comment and kind words, cheers! πŸ’š πŸ₯ƒ 🍡

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