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Queen Moragan wrote:
Do not taunt Happy Fun Dice.
I'm trying to not be overly excited by it. It looks great and I did get a bit misty eyed when the fanfare kicked in. But I was very excited by the teaser and trailers for "Phantom Menace" and we all know how it and the subsequent movies in the prequels turned out. I want to love the new movie. I just hope I do.
I don't like "anything goes" games. I've quit games run by other people because nothing was a challenge. Nothing. Want a magic sword? Just go buy one for like 50gp because the magic shop owner has a surplus of them. Want to know a new spell? Well, here's a magic device that has every spell ever devised in it. For free. Want to play some really weird race or a monster with levels? No problem!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
We tried that. The DM didn't allow it. We had to find the key.
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.
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.
Sara Marie wrote: