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LOL
No wait I shouldn't laugh.
Because now I know what those cords are.
Is knowing half the battle? No...
Knowing is now having to now recognize Pachelbel in SO many tunes and kind of ruining the magic.


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Eeeep... nakedness does show off the tan lines.
~quickly redresses~


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Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:

What is this tan you speak of? :P

I have two settings: ghost and boiled lobster. I used to get so jealous of my sisters because they would get tan over the summer and I would not in spite of spending the same time outside. But at least I never have to worry about tan lines. ^.^

Glad you had a fun day,Aranna, and I'm sure the tan lines won't be that bad. :)

I have no idea what tans are.

Mmmm. Lobster.... Homer Simpson drool

You were born tanned, the rest of us have to work at it.

:p


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lynora wrote:

What is this tan you speak of? :P

I have two settings: ghost and boiled lobster. I used to get so jealous of my sisters because they would get tan over the summer and I would not in spite of spending the same time outside. But at least I never have to worry about tan lines. ^.^

Glad you had a fun day,Aranna, and I'm sure the tan lines won't be that bad. :)

Thanks.

Hmmm... there is a skill involved in tanning. Perhaps your sister knows the skill and you do not? Really it is as simple as knowing what sunscreen works best for your skin type and applying it correctly. A skill I made a point to learn after going to Florida when I was six and ending up a boiled lobster by the time we came back.


Snowblind wrote:
Aranna wrote:

As a house rule up front? I guess I wouldn't mind.

BUT if rolling initiative breaks your immersion wouldn't rolling an attack or a save do the same thing? Are you planning on rolling everything?

There is a pretty big difference between halting the game for 5 seconds while a single player rolls a check and halting the game for 5 minutes while the players all roll their own checks and the GM rolls half a dozen to a dozen times for his own creatures and there is some back and forth getting the numbers from the players' heads onto the GM's sheet and the GM sorts out who goes in what order and so on and so forth. Even if we accept that the "problem" with both of those is the same*, there is an enormous difference in magnitude between the two.

*It's not. I can say from personal experience that the pause in the game for rolling initiative does feel like a metaphorical boxing bell.

Wow that seems hostile.

They are the same thing. Anytime you have to stop and reference mechanics like initiative or attack and damage modifiers you risk breaking immersion. Hence my question.

Oh and you have a strange group if they take 5 min to figure out initiative (something everyone in my group already knows how to do / and can do in less than a minute) vs 5 seconds to add up the various attack modifiers, damage modifiers, ect which wildly varies from player to player; I personally have seen this take as quick as 10 to 15 seconds from a prepared player to as long as 15 minutes from an unprepared caster.


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Hmmm...

DMTrump wrote:
All of women in my D&D campaign flirted with me — both in-game and out. That’s to be expected

Isn't this the same problem DM Bill Clinton had?


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Oh dear... I should be joining Trumps game.


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Fun day at the beach Yesterday. Although my elbow brace is going to leave really lame tan lines when I can finally live without it.


Is this for a supers type game... Because PF characters don't use super hero handles. And gang handles are usually a very different breed. Something short and to the point: "Blades", "4eyes", "Shadow", "Tiny", "Bats", stuff like that.


As a house rule up front? I guess I wouldn't mind.
BUT if rolling initiative breaks your immersion wouldn't rolling an attack or a save do the same thing? Are you planning on rolling everything?


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Cuddly Hugs Cap'n Yesterday wrote:

YOU'RE ALL BEAUTIFUL. IN YOUR OWN WAY.

Now, everyone hug and play nice.

You don't want me to bust out my step by step fully illustrated instructions on how to hug stuffed animals.

I will do it. O_o

HEY! I take offense to this! I am beautiful in EVERY WAY!

~hugs CY~

Oh and I already know how to hug stuffed animals.


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Sorry Jiggy. I missed the "some" on the first part and didn't understand you on the second part. I withdraw my complaint and plead a blonde moment or distraction as I was on my way to the beach.


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Jiggy wrote:
Now, nobody likes feeling inferior

It may be nitpicking... but this isn't true. I have encountered players that are happiest NOT being the powerful mega hero. And I have also seen different people take the weakest character and make him shine like a sun by brilliant or colorful playing.

Jiggy wrote:
Over the years, some of the less-skilled players felt the need to paint it as a strength rather than a weakness. That's where we get expressions like "ROLEplay not ROLLplay"

Wow you love to paint in only one color don't you? While this might be true in some cases It certainly isn't true as a general rule. Many if not most people talk about rollplay vs roleplay as a numbers vs fluff argument, NOT as a slight against rollplayers.

Sorry, while most of your post was spot on, leaving these falsehoods unaddressed would do injustice to the ideas.


Staves are nice because that staff you found at level 7 scales up with you so that it functions very well even when your 17th level, It may give you spells to cast you otherwise couldn't cast, and it is rechargeable between adventures for no real investment other than time.


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The authority of ANY class is entirely dependent on the GM. NO class automatically starts with any built in authority over the game world. BUT if certain classes in a particular GMs world are part of some specific organization then they would have authority based on that.


KC the whole point of such dice is to increase the randomness of a d10 by giving it twenty sides. Nothing nefarious about that. As long as you simply familiarize yourself with the look and shape of the various dice you own then you shouldn't have any issues of tossing the wrong one.


Scythia wrote:

Are you complaining about the rounded corners, or the 0 instead of 10?

If it's the zero, I have good news.

Those would go PERFECTLY with a certain top I could wear to the game. Dice should always compliment your outfit. Why else make them in so MANY color combinations?

Like my favorite Blue Jean colored dice that go great when I am wearing jeans.


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The best games tell a story.
The worst games don't.
The best GMs have a story they want to build with you.
The worst GMs have no story and hope a player(sandbox) or company(railroad) will do this for them.
The best player has a character story he wants to build with the GM.
The worst player hopes someone spoon feeds him something he personally finds entertaining.

If you are trying to avoid the evils of sandbox or railroading then start with a story rather than nothing(sandbox) or a module(railroading). Then take that story and view it through the lens of the character stories the players are making. And build a narrative that involves each character's story personally with the main story line in such a way that lets the main story BE the springboard that makes the character's story happen.

Can elements of sandbox or modules be used in your story as a shortcut? Sure if the character stories are particularly strong or if a module has a compelling story then feel to use that in your main story just don't rely solely on THAT or you become the GM with no story.


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As for Credit Card theft.

I have had my Credit Cards or info stolen three times.

The first time was when thieves broke into my place and grabbed a couple cards I wasn't using (along with other valuables). And promptly were caught by the police when they tried to use them to buy gas.

The second time I just accidentally left it at a shop. No one tried to use it. And I got a new card soon in the mail.

The third time was online information, and the bank immediately caught that one when they tried to use it.

So far I have been saved from monetary loss. I thank Jesus for that.


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Yes ingredients are HUGE in any dish... but... I can't stand the nearly bottom quality cheese Kraft makes. The stuff tastes like plastic. I have been restricting myself to Cracker Barrel cheese for now. If you find a good seasoning brand let me know and I will try it since I haven't found a brand that's suitably tasty yet. Oh and beware of buying Parmesan Cheese in the US, many suppliers recently got in trouble for using anything else BUT Parmesan Cheese, one brand I don't recall which was largely just sawdust.


Munchkins can add a lot to a game as long as you do two things. First be upfront with your munchkin and second restrict him. Many munchkins find great enjoyment NOT in the game itself so much as being able to take a theorycraft build and see it slaughter its enemies at the table. So a HUGE portion of their enjoyment is had before the game even starts, during character creation. As long as your munchkin and you are on the same page the game will run smoothly.

First, remind your munchkin that everyone at the table wants to have fun in their own way and that the restrictions are in place to keep him from VASTLY overpowering the others.
But within the restrictions you should give him TOTAL leeway to create as big a monster as he can. Present it as a challenge; "Can you slaughter all who dare face you with one hand tied behind your back?" smile at him "Are you THAT good?"

That is how you handle munchkins.


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Links:

JJ Abrams is our hero!
Axanar


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I have exciting news for the fans of this Fan Film.
JJ Abrams announced Paramount is dropping their law suit against the fan film. CBS announced it will make "guidelines" for all future fan projects, whatever that means. BUT it does mean Axanar will go forward as soon as the various lawyers sign what they need to sign.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Hey, FaWtL - any of you know of an iDevice RPG that emphasizes character creation and customization (ala D&D, PF, etc., even if not those rules in specific)?

Not sure if I have ever played an RPG on an iDevice. A quick Google search suggests Final Fantasy... but that is just based on ratings not customization.


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Poking around with Generation charts. I guess I am late Gen X or otherwise known as the MTV generation. Not very auspicious that our claim to fame wasn't fighting great wars or starting a free sex movement... nope ours was sitting around watching music videos while programming computers.


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One of the greatest joys in first becoming a GM is finally being able to run the game the way YOU want to run it. To many players these days are entitlement players always thankless and demanding the GM cater the game to please their own enjoyment never mind the GMs own fun. If you kill off one of the GMs sources of fun you will get less and less GMs. It is why I stopped running online games. I was just tired of that "you only exist to please me" mentality.


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That... That I might watch. I could be funny.


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captain yesterday wrote:
We could have a show called Produce Wars. Where one holes up in a historic castle, and the other has to lay siege with only produce to use in our homemade siege engines.

That sounds too dangerous. You could kill someone with a trebuchet launched pumpkin or watermelon.


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I am watching Macross Delta and I love the setting. VERY Macross with the singing as well.

Also watching Gundam Unicorn totally UC awesome... Even though that typical Gundam sexism moment is coming and I know it... Where the girl has to die to motivate the boy.

I am liking Haifuri. Half WWII naval lesson and half weird mystery all wrapped in a high school drama.

I stopped watching Kananeri of the Iron Fortress. It started as a cool survival zombie horror, but it has mutated into a generic Japanese super team saves everyone show with unlikable characters. Yawn.


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I think Tacticslion is bored... especially since he watched the video over and over to see all those other people.


Happy Birthday Monkey!


Am I delirious with pain or did I dress with my clothes inside out?


Treppa wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Well I think all this injury talk jinxed me... I have torn a tendon in my elbow. I can barely even hold my gun now, forget accuracy if I fired it I would drop it.
How did you tear it?

I would love to say it was doing something cool... but no. I was in a hurry and didn't check a bags weight before lifting it from the cart with one hand... Some nameless cad had added a box of coin into what should have been a currency bag. So it weighed a LOT more than I was expecting and my arm bent in an unnatural way before I had the good sense to drop it to the floor. Where it impacted with the sound of shattering coin rolls. I would feel guilty about pulling a "manager" and delegating someone to count and reroll all that coin, but I was injured so I had a good excuse.

I suppose it could have been worse; I could have dropped it on my foot and broken that too.


Well I think all this injury talk jinxed me... I have torn a tendon in my elbow. I can barely even hold my gun now, forget accuracy if I fired it I would drop it.


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I should find an online 5e game... My group isn't likely to play it. They gave up on WotC after one look at 4e. At least they still play 3.5e or Pathfinder on occasion.


Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:

1980? I was 2... pretty sure I was still working on basic language skills myself. As for coding who knows it IS cybertech maybe it can code by itself.

I was one.

I have a brother your age.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I was four.

Old man!

Edit: Just Kidding.
:)


1980? I was 2... pretty sure I was still working on basic language skills myself. As for coding who knows it IS cybertech maybe it can code by itself.


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See I told you guys Freehold's weather dominator wasn't broken.


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Well all these might work... But if you REALLY want to derail the game just talk about movies and TV shows during the game. EVERYONE who games probably LOVES movies, TV, books, or anime. Find the latest scuttlebutt and discuss it during the game. If the GM isn't a good one then your likely to completely stall out his entire game while you engage in speculation about everyone's favorite topics.


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Hmmm... cyborg Treppa.
Get one of those fingers from Ghost in the Shell that folds out into a bunch of typing digits so you can write code at a speed of like a paragraph a second. Oh that would be totally awesome!


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I am SO sad. I loved this show.


For me Civ was boring until Civ V made combat far more interesting. Then BNW really redefined the whole game. Wild. I can't wait to see the city improvements for VI, although I am fearful the reintroduction of unit stacking may ruin combat.


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We will miss you Tacticslion. Now go become addicted to all that entertainment.


There was a prophecy?


David M Mallon wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:

I was that girl who nearly passed out in biology class when we were learning about blood types and had to lance our own finger.

THAT IS SO COOL HOW COME WE COULDN'T DO THAT IN HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!
We didn't do that either, but we did sometimes have contests to see how many times we could staple ourselves with a stapler. Unsanctioned, of course. I usually won.

That is... Horrible. Why would you torture yourselves like that!?

I don't even have pierced ears. Not because I don't want them but rather because I would probably pass out and ruin them.


Treppa wrote:
PC gamer's nightmare.

Your trying to make me ill right...

I was that girl who nearly passed out in biology class when we were learning about blood types and had to lance our own finger. Being a medical doctor was clearly not in my future.


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I always error check the GPS against a map. Ever since that time I went to Cedar Point and it literally was telling me to turn the wrong way at every corner... It is a good thing I am great at finding my way outside or it would have sent me to Cleveland.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:

As for my uniform... Use your imagination.

Although I shudder to think what manner of fan service style outfit Freehold will think up.

I'll have you know I am renown for my impeccable fashion sense.

Oh dare I ask what you would dress me up in?
Something not form fitting but sleek and most of all professional, with clean lines that allow the flower of your womanliness to bloom- and breathe most fragrantly when you are of a mind to offer such a distraction- without being on display.

That is the safest answer I think you could have given, clearly you are happily married.


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You have my prayers as well for your boy's speedy recovery.

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