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I Blame Cosmo for my not realizing that esports was a thing.... When it was exactly the thing I was hoping would happen when I was a kid. 2 million USD prize pot in SMITE?!
WHY DID I LISTEN TO COSMO AND STOP PLAYING FIGHTING/SHOOTER/RTS GAMES IN FAVOR OF RPGS!?
Been gaming since I was 2 years old.... And now THIS happens.
I Blame Cosmo that it took almost a year to figure out that my fiance MIGHT have gall bladder disease and need to get it removed... Despite several visits to the doctor and ER. Just got back from a very worried gastroenterologist who encouraged us to get to the ER to get a new echo next time she has issues.
I Blame Cosmo for that horrendous line all physicians tell you "If something's wrong, we'll call you". Cause stuff gets lost in the cracks.
I Blame Cosmo that I got an email at 11PM about selling my Yugioh cards for emergency cash, instead of earlier in the day when I could've got it done. Now I've gotta wait to talk to the guy tomorrow/today (the 10th), and hopefully get them sold by the end of the day.
My impatience and sense of urgency is still not appeased. CURSE YOU COSMOOOOO!!!
Also... Still no contact about my PFRPG goods. You'd think some third party stuff, other game systems, and minis would sweeten the deal and make people take notice gosh darns it!
I Blame Cosmo that I may have to use Ebay for selling my RPG books cringe and hopefully get them sold in a week... Sob Already going to have to use E-Bay for my 2E collection....
So much to sell, so little time. Seems that way anyways....
I Blame Cosmo that I've got to try and sell my Pathfinder collection to try and raise money for career training because I don't have enough friends to spam my GoFundMe campaign to in hopes for $400 worth of pocket change.
Thanks Cosmo. The guys who get paid when I eventually buy eyeglasses, the the guys who get paid when I buy acetaminophen thanks to the eye strain of using the PRD/SRD/Archives thank you too.
The Yodelling Smurf wrote:
I blame cosmo that reading this makes me hear The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovic (my my this here Anakin guy) rather than the originator, American Pie (the song).
Edit: Also, Cosmo is responsible for Yodelling Smurf turning me into a smurfing smurf, and whatever smurfing curse smurfs over anyone when they say smurf.... Now, I'm going to go brush my golden tresses and laugh at all the other bald smufs... No calls.
Game Master Scotty wrote:
Cats make a game out of playing hard to get. All 9 of my cats have done that at least a few times a week. I Blame Cosmo's Hussy Training For Cats©
... I'm not sure if I should Blame Cosmo for IMVU taking over FurAffinity.... Does Cosmo hate furries? Or is he responsible for furries?
... That actually helped quite a bit.
I blame Cosmo that I had a night terror about everything going to $#!^ making me fairly thorny today.
.... I blame Cosmo that my faith in humanity has taken another hit. What's the point of telling a hobo to get a job when you don't even [REDACTED] know them or their circumstances? Might be a hobo BECAUSE he's tried to find a job and never could?
I also blame Cosmo that people seem to fall prey to the media perception on those who hover around the general hobo/bum area.
"Get a job"... [REDACTED] A...
John Kretzer wrote:
I blame Cosmo that mine has all but ruined my life, and why I am now forced to ask random strangers for charity to fund the only job training I qualify for without a GED that holds any real hope for advancement... Being a security guard. Which, knowing my luck, I am going to get shot in the ass on my first day. A job I need so I can finally get some semblance of a life, take care of my girlfriend, and pay for a GED to get more training to get a better career -_-.
(If anyone's interested in dropping spare change in my proverbial hat, the link to my GoFundMe campaign is in my profile. If anyone feels charitable but can't donate, please share it wherever you can?)
I also blame Cosmo that I do not know how to contact a forum admin to know if it's against the TOS to drop my GoFundMe link in it's own thread in the off-topic section.
... Should Cosmo be blamed for life-ruination? I thought he just kinda... You know... Collected tears of sorrow and despair to go with his screams of rage and howls of terror as seasoning on his salad...
You forgot laughs... And rage.... Oh, and people jerky.
Hmm. Just remembered another one.
PC got reincarnated into a troglodyte. Player decided then and there to try and focus as much as he could on his stench aura. After witnessing how good it actually was vs living npcs... The party started reincarnating themselves until they turned into troglodytes, and uh... Well, they roflstomped the capital, and became the new rulers of the kingdom.
I... Still dunno how that worked. Maybe I should stop letting people convince me to come up with custom feats for them, lol. It was pretty hilarious though.
I blame Cosmo that I never had an Alignmentometer, ever.
I also blame Cosmo that I find it so damn fun when I scare someone off the internet for the day.
Actually... I'm cool with both of those. Nevermind.
Should I blame Cosmo that I'm a jaded misanthropic cynic?
I'll blame him for people being happy-go-lucky all the damn time and pissing me the f%*^ off.
I think you'd like the Khymer. Sentient psionic blood oozes that are the remains of people that were beneath some psionic-charged necromantic-energy filled meteorite crash landed directly on them. Now they survive by being puddles of blood that take over corpses and morphing them during the 8-hour bonding 'ritual' (really its just them filling the corpse out as it were) to how they believe they looked in life.
Check out the Obsidian Apocalypse setting some time. It's got some pretty cool stuff.
P.S. (Edit): If you'd like, I can copypasta the Khymer fluff & mechanics from the PDF.
Playing My (Race) Are Different is kinda easy. Let's be honest, it's usually one of the first things changed. Has anyone altered the Geopolitical aspects of a setting?
Well... I've been working on a Golarion specific campaign in my off time. The ship in Numeria was actually MUCH larger than what it is in normal stuff. Due to the machinations of a particularly curious Technic league member, the entire thing exploded. Technology rained down upon Avistan and northern Garund in a hail of flame and radiation. As such, there are now many areas with reactors, some damaged, some not.
As such, I've altered the borders of sevreral nations, and several more have fallen into total chaos.... It's a Kingdom game using Ultimate Campaign, and the whole point is to, more or less, expand and capture the scattered tech.
Oh, and did I mention the World Wound got its hands on heavy tech weapons, and an unusually curious demon has managed to start replicating the tech? Glabrezu with Gravity Cannons anyone?
I blame Cosmo that everyone is speaking of the candy-flavored outsiders, and yet spares no mention of my Chocolate Skeletons or Gummi Zombies!
It is also Cosmo's fault that no one has purchased any of my Bloody Chocolate Skeletons, with the cherry-caramel blood.
In fact, I'm sure it was due to Cosmo's machinations that Ustalav is so hostile to my delicious necromantic candies!
Darn you Cosmo! How dare you!? You evil, evil little imp! You know I'm easily addicted to video games! Why!? Why!? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE POKEMON SHUFFLE?!
... Also, you have corrupted my fiance by making her finally blame someone... Corrupting her was MY job!
So now you're taking my job and making me an addict... You are the one... I really blame...
Ylidis Zanthirin wrote:
Keep your dark skinned aliases! Greenies are where it's at! The goblin babies on my spikes say so!
I... Don't really run in Golarion outside of published APs. Even when I run pre-published stuff (which is rare in any case), I wind up with a bit of my own home-brew world (designed for writing purposes) bleeding through.
Some of the bigger changes wind up with Orcs, and Dwarves.
Orcs: These guys I do like most and remove the ALWAYS CHAOTIC EVIL right off the bat. However, I've generally made them a nation of their own, heavily influenced by feudal Japan and Han Dynasty China. It's the general "Asian" culture, as it were. A focus on fine arts, fine foods, and warfare. There are a lot of subtle nuances along with this, but that's the general idea. A very heavy caste system, with little wiggle room for advancement, but some tracks lead up.
Dwarves: Viking miners. Whilst I like the whole 'Men of the Earth' aspect of Dwarves, I wanted to pull a bit closer to the Norse origins. Of course, I must have been half-asleep when I came up with this, but rather than go fully with their mythological origins, I decided to go a bit more for the Scandinavian origins... Thus, they're miners in their homeland, and elsewhere, they're the terrors of the high seas.
AH! These recent rash of posts have given me yet another reminder of a forum meme that grinds my gears! Though this is more of a Gamer Meme (should a thread for 'gamer memes' be made?)
When you walk up to a table with a dual-scimitar wielding drow, a halfling sneak focused around stealth and 'saving things from potentially horrible fates', or any other concept that even remotely SOUNDS like it's from some piece of pop culture... And you immediately start hearing cries of "NOOB! CLONE! Play something original!".... Even though you have no idea who the hell they could be talking about.
Seriously now. Not everyone is as up to date, or pre-1990, as you may be. A good example of this is my fiance, whose first D&D game (at the ass-end of 3.5) wound up having the GM make her a more or less Drizzt clone so he can get the party working WITH the drow like they were supposed to. Those who showed up to the table later were like "Oh great, another f$(%ing Drizzt" while she was like "who?" and wound up having a fairly horrible time because of it, despite the explanation to the perpetrators that she had no idea who Drizzt was and the GM told her to build the dual-wielding ranger. She didn't even use scimitars for Gygax's sake! It was a Rapier and Dagger (Main-gauche).
It just... Really... Really grinds my gears when people do that. As if there's an original concept that can be built in Pathfinder that isn't some rehashing frankenstein job of various character's influences on someone's preferences.... I see it a lot on these boards, or did anyways, I don't hang around certain areas as much as I used to.
You even get 'drizzt clone!' cries when you dual scimitars with, like, an aasimar or a human. So much for the archetypal Arabian Dervish.
Have Sword, Stop Magic sounds like a good name for a class feature/class quote.
You've just coined the new phrase every one of my mage-hunter martials is going to state at one point in their career. Bravo.
Edit: Hey Ash, got any suggestions on ways to find some good examples of higher level play? I haven't gotten into anything over like level 10-13 in ages, which makes me weep.
I blame Cosmo for Cannibalism being such a hot button topic every time I bring up my barbarian halfling!... Or the witch even... Or the Daemon/Demon/Devil blooded Sorcerer! (eldritch heritage cross-blood, fun while it lasted)... Or the hookers!
Know what? Forget the cannibalism, or the blaming Cosmo... Ah forget the whole thing!
Everytime I bring up my tribal cannibal barbarian-classed shaman halfling, knickers get twisted and I have no choice but to facepalm and wind up with a Sokka-sized red mark on my forehead. One of these days I'll get Tarinia to watch that episode...
Also. How would you respond if I said you and Mikaze were my 2 fave people on the boards? Obligatory first place goes to the fiance (Tarinia) of course, but that's love-handel, I mean love-goggles. DAMN YOU PHINEAS AND FERB!
I dunno. As favorited as I get my TL, I like to think we're kinda Fave buddies....
Though I know I happen to like his stuff that I fave, I wonder if some of mine can be said for the same since I seem to make enemies everywhere I go. Being faved is unusual and kind of scarey for me...
FAVE BUDDIES! >_>
Edit: Mikaze... You should write Book Ero more often. I'm sure there's a market for that somewhere. Perhaps lonely librarians would buy it...
As an aside, that was the first time I read that... And that literally made like 90% of my night.
If you've got bestiary 4, they've got a write up in there. Same with People of the Stars, though I don't have that. I believe they're in one of the Iron Gods books too.
Hmmm... Ya know, I'd love to see a Kasatha Tetori grab 4 guys and start strangling them, all at once.... I think I may build my Ninja/Monk grappling assassin, since there was some mechanic somewhere that now gave the benefit of being able to make sure grappled targets don't make a sound... Which was the big problem I was having with said character... No sneaking out of the shadows, grabbing someone, and dragging them back in to silently squeeze the life out of them.
Assuming this hasn't been asked before... Two questions.
1) Are there any more of Tabris' writings about the multiverse? Perhaps about the Law and Chaos elements of alignment, or even the True Neutral perhaps?
2) What character classes would you see having characters that devote their entire lives hunting down Tabris' writings? Arcanists? Investigators? Psychics perhaps?