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2,807 posts (2,830 including aliases). 10 reviews. 3 lists. 1 wishlist. 8 aliases.


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That's where I got it, where they were voted "Fake Number 1 Metal Band". I think they deserve more love than that.


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Bassist Joey DeMaio, bassist for the Heavy Metal band Manowar, was born Joseph Eleuthère Hellmann IV, of the Connecticut Hellmanns. He is the sole heir to the Hellmann’s mayonnaise fortune — thus, his stage name, an affectionate moniker bestowed upon him by his mother’s close friend, Truman Capote, in 1978.


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Usual Suspect wrote:
I'm pretty sure I would have laughed myself to death. That poor kid.

What made it even funnier was during his moment of silence and our floor-rolling laughter his mom had him take the phone into the kitchen and then explained to him what the statement usually refers to. He came back in the living room and sat very quietly, red faced in embarrassment for a few minutes, but to his credit he got back into the game and recovered his composure.


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I have never once in all my 29 years of gaming seen anyone get into a screaming match table pounding, wall hitting, or table flipping. I've seen disagreements and people get a bit heated over something, but stories about the former just boggle my mind.

EDIT: I just remembered a screaming match between some Chinese kids at a local FLGS during a Yu-Gi-Oh game. Cards were flying everywhere.


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I may have already posted this, but I can't recall if I have.

My son was 10 at the time and playing along with the grownups. The game had come to the BBEG fight, and it was nearing a pretty exciting end. At that moment his mom calls and I tell him to keep it short because we're at the climax of the game. He answers and says loudly, "Can't talk, Mom. We're climaxing!". He had no idea what the term is usually used for. There was a moment of silence on his part as we collapsed in hysterics.


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On a serious side, it introduced me to the Egyptian pantheon of gods and helped foster my current interest in all things ancient Middle East. It boosted my already expansive vocabulary, it taught me the value of teamwork and to question what is good and evil. It also made me weird friends who've been with me for 30 years.


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That my friends are weird.


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Hama wrote:

I have gotten lazy. I used to read every rulebook cover to cover, knew almost every monster from monster books, read through every module I ran.

Now I just don't have the willpower to.

I've not gotten especially lazy, but I've developed some problems that interfere with concentration and memory and it's too frustrating to try and read and remember things now. And not things as complicated as Pathfinder; anything, really.


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Ok. This thing is bloody hilarious!


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I'd make it a climb check vs the dragon's CMD.

Using Rite Publishing's "101 New Skill Uses" it would be done thusly:

"Against a larger opponent, you grab
hold of its belt, armor, scales, horned plates, or other
footholds to scramble up its body and attack. Against a
creature that is at least two size categories larger than
you are, you may make a Climb check as a standard
action (DC 10 + opponent’s BAB)."


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I had a 1e character once say OUT OF CHARACTER a word that would cause instant death. The DM said it didn't matter, that it "transcended realities" and no matter who said the word would die, even if someone in another dimension said it, such as my "alter ego in this universe". I believe that was the last game I ever played with him as DM.


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Triphoppenskip wrote:
Christopher Dudley wrote:
I also have the 3.5 edition of Expedition to Castle Ravenloft. After this game I'm going to convert it and run it for the group using Pathfinder rules.

I have this and would love to run it, but my guys just don't seem to enjoy module type games. I also have "Expedition to the Demonweb Pits" and "Expedition to Castle Greyhawk". I only recently discovered "Expedition to Undermountain" and now I can't find it for less than fortune. I'd love to run them all.

I now end my slight derail and return you to your thread.


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"Oops, seems I just woke the vampire we were supposed to be killing while he slept in his coffin". Not an exact quote, but I did that.


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I played that module once and had a blast all the way through it.


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I'd love to see Genius Guides to Force Magic and Sonic Magic, two energies that seem overlooked by a lot of publishers.

As my gift I'd like Advanced Options: Slayer's Talents and Lethalities.

Thanks for all the hard work you and the rest of your motley lot put into making such wonderful products!

DMCal


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300...bravo, sir. Bravo.


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Without player input, my world would be a much less exciting place to play.


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Earlier I said it had become more like a habit, and to a large degree that's true. It's the one hobby I have left that I truly enjoy, and I'd miss it terribly if for any reason I stopped playing.

I love the fellowship of good friends, the hair raising action of a well described and well played scene in a game, and the escape from my often less than satisfactory real life.


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When, after a year of game/real time, the former lover of the ranger in the party returned as a wight because he swore he would "love her beyond life". She had to kill her ex-lover to save her own life. The party never saw that little surprise coming because the year before he'd sacrificed himself to let them escape a horde of undead.


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It's become a habit after 29 years.. lol.


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Yeah, it's broken. But I still think there's a bit of sense left in it. We just have to vote for the ones we think will listen to it. I voted on Monday.


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Chyrone wrote:
A kissing booth

Operated by an illithid.


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FuelDrop wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Played in a dungeon once where the key to escaping from the room we were in was hidden inside a stuffed toy teddy bear. The trouble was there were dozens of them, each one treated as an Exploding Runes spell when cut open. We went through every healing potion and spell before finding the key, then opened the door into something worse.
And you didn't just put all the exploding teddies against the door as an improvised breaching charge because?

We tried that. The DM didn't allow it. We had to find the key.


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Nearly everything Thulsa Doom said in the original "Conan" movie.


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Played in a dungeon once where the key to escaping from the room we were in was hidden inside a stuffed toy teddy bear. The trouble was there were dozens of them, each one treated as an Exploding Runes spell when cut open. We went through every healing potion and spell before finding the key, then opened the door into something worse.


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Jacob Saltband wrote:
Skeld wrote:

I dislike anyone under the age of 60 that comes to gaming wearing a fedora.

-Skeld

*hides fedora behind his back*

I'll be 51 in 6 days and by golly I want a classic broad brimmed fedora!


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Then there's the one where any race was allowed to the heroes thanks to the Savage Species splatbook, the Yuan-ti attempt to take over the world while both sides fought against each other and interdimensional Nazis. I will plead the Fifth on who wrote this one.


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I had a player name his swashbuckler Monterrey Jack and his sidekick Sharp Cheddar.


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My DM once used the old Mastermind game as the means for figuring out how to open a door to escape from a white dragon that was looking for us (For those who don't know it's a game where you have to guess what combination of 6 colors belong in 4 slots. You have 10 attempts, if I recall).


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I just remembered that the night after we buried my dad my mom said he came to visit her. He was dressed the way he was when they first met, and was young. He told her everything was going to be ok. Until her dying day she believed he'd really been there, and she was one not given to belief in the supernatural normally.


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Sara Marie wrote:

I've gone back through the thread and removed some posts and replies to those posts. This is not the thread to debate whether or not ghost stories are real. If you want to debate the existence of supernatural entities, you need to start a new thread. Keep in mind that we do not tolerate threads created to mock or bait other users.

Thank you!


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One of my neighbors has a mullet. She looks like a guy.


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Yeah, but if you can't afford the Crown Royal that comes in them, you have to have other solutions. I have a few CR bags, but they were given to me by friends. Just the bags. Dammit.


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Admittedly my views are tarnished by a series of books I didn't like one bit and the way I've seen kender played ever. single. time.


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Chyrone wrote:
An annoying windup monkey that's invulnerable follows the PCs everywhere, to the point where stealth is no valid option.

Isn't that a kender?


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I love this feat, because it's FUN.


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I like Grapenuts. Heat them in the microwave with milk and butter and it's a good, filling warm breakfast for a cold morning.

I would take Coco Pebbles and pour chocolate milk on them. Then I'd be humming like a generator for the next couple of hours.


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201. An argument over the "tastes great, less filling" debate gets out of hand.


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Bill Lumberg wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Mimes behind real Walls of Force to protect them from angry PCs.
I had to stifle a laugh to avoid waking my son in the next room.

My work here is done.. lol


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Mimes behind real Walls of Force to protect them from angry PCs.


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The craziest stunts thread reminded of a great plan that went horribly awry in a 2e game I ran back in the day.

The party, an Elf, a Dwarf, and a couple of Humans are trying to navigate through Drow controlled territory deep beneath the surface of the earth. Discovering that a person who could really help them was being held prisoner in a Drow encampment, they come up with the classic "You guys be my prisoners and I'm taking you to the prison area" trick. Using Change Self, the Elf transforms himself into a Drow and proceeds to confidently walk up the cages, leading the "bound" prisoners.

Drow, always being the suspicious type, asks, in his native language, what the hell was going on? The look of fear and realization that no one in the party spoke Drow was absolutely priceless. Thinking quickly the Elf pointed to his throat and made a slashing motion, trying to indicate that due to an old wound he couldn't speak. The guard nods and using the complicated sign language Drow knew (a 2e thing. I can't remember if "modern" Drow do this or not).

The look of horror on the players' faces gets even worse. So, the Elf holds up his right hand in a way that he tries to make look like he'd lost 4 of the five fingers and therefore couldn't communicate this way, either. This didn't work and they had to fight their way out of the encampment and escape down the tunnels without the prisoner who was supposed to help them.

Good times.


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A 1e game where my Anti-Paladin used his at will charm ability on a dragon. The dragon fumbled its saving throw and allowed us to enter and loot one of Asmodeus' storehouses.


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We don't really have room for a battle mat (though we've used it when playing at the FLGS). I bought a 2x3 foot magnetic, erasable white board at a yard sale for $2 and it's become our go-to accessory.


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447. Trying on costumes for Halloween that look suspiciously like the party's paladin.


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427. Watching sadly as all his torture chamber equipment is being repossessed for missing payments on it.


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I knew it. Math is sinful.


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186. "I was cuttin' the rug at a place called The Jug with a girl named Linda Lou...."

Gimme Three Steps--Lynyrd Skynyrd


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jemstone wrote:

Ho!

Ha ha!

Guard!

Turn!

Parry!

Dodge!

Spin!

Ha!

Thrust!

*sproing*

I LOVE that cartoon.

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