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LOL...I meant "play them like they're children", not "their". Sometimes I see the right word in my head but my hands type something else.

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Tacticslion wrote:

- least memorable characters you have played

- least memorable characters you have seen when GMing



The Least Memorable was a Half Succubus Half Human assassin my DM rolled up as the daughter of my Anti-Paladin in 1e. I never liked the character and only played her when it was necessary to advance the story arc he was developing.

The least memorable I've seen played.. hmmm...This guy played once game with my group after being invited by another player. He was very evasive as to what class he was playing, nothing on his sheet gave much indication, either. It might have been a fighter. What I remember most about him was he had a deep metal canister lid (like the kind popcorn comes in around Christmas) and he rolled his dice in in. Every roll he'd shout, "Critical Success!". I finally called the game off and told my friend who'd brought him to take him home.

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Nicos wrote:

- More mesmorable characters you have played

- most memorable characters you have seen when DMing.

The most memorable was my first character I rolled up on my own, an Anti-Paladin in all evil campaign. So many fun times over the years with that character.

Another memorable character I played was also in DC Heroes. His name was Diehard and his whole schtick was he couldn't be harmed by anything. No superstrength, heat vision, nothing. He had a plasma rifle as his only offensive option. He once took a punch from Superman and had to take a cab back to the fight from where he landed, but he was unharmed.

The most memorable I've seen played... hmm.. that's a tough one. I guess it would have to be a character in the DC Heroes Superhero game named Mystique. She was a sorceress and I played a sorcerer based on Elric of Melnibone'. They ended up falling in love (in real life we were both married but not to each other) and we even roleplayed out a wedding and reception (a big bbq with all the team members in Justice League Canada...that was our organization). That was a lot of fun.

Another memorable one I saw played was this guy a friend brought over who bragged that his character was unkillable. This was in a 2e game when traps meant something and he died a horrible, rat filled death. He stormed out screaming incoherently and I never saw him again.

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I'd also remove the monk from the Core classes, as it sticks out like a sore thumb among the more "European" feeling classes. I'd put out an Oriental Adventures style book with it in it, instead.

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Learn how to make brownies to welcome newcomers to the boards since Liz Courts is leaving.

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I know there are a few golfers on the board, so I thought I'd pass this along. He was 87, and some say the best golfer who ever lived.

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I never got to see Rush. Little Rock, AR (20 something miles from where I live) tends to get few rock shows. But boy, let Kenny Rogers or Barry Manilow show up and it sells out in hours.

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Isn't there a feat that allows you to add your INT to your AC? Or am I hallucinating again? Oh well, time to go gather the cats that are flying around the room.

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Yep. Mudhoney.

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William Hunsley wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I'm afraid of both flying and boats, which precludes me from the two professions my name is most used for (pirates and super heroes).

Did you have a good day yesterday?

If you did then your name is still appropriate.

Eh, doesn't have to be about gaming, could be anything! Pets, family, favorite ice cream, favorite places to hide the bodies of your enemies, anything!

Well I have been trying to build a time machine to take me to the day after election so the people around me can stop talking politics.

So far I have failed miserably.

I'm also looking for an online campaign to play on here so that I can get used to Pathfinder.

Sadly, even after election day there'll be just as much political hate and stupidity. It's never going away. So use that time machine to do something good, like proving Edison stole Tesla's ideas and fix the grievous crime committed against him. As far as pbp games go, there are several going on at anytime; just go to the PbP section and see if there are any openings.

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I hang up my tshirts because I hate folding stuff. Everything else gets shoved into a drawer or laid over the back of a chair. OH, and I don't make my bed, either. Nyah.

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The closest thing I ever came to a "common" tongue in my homebrew is a sign language called "Traders' Tongue", used by merchants, diplomatic missions, and adventurers. Most of the nations have their own languages and dialects. The history behind Traders' Tongue is it has its roots in a rebellion that overthrew a tyrannical empire centuries past. It was used to relay information in secret while in public places. It was called "Traitors' Tongue" in that period of history.

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The World Papercut?

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Is that game really that bloody old?

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With sugar and spice and everything vice?

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Wait! What? Star Wars Rebels premiered??? I don't have cable anymore so I need to find a way to watch it!

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Well, when you put out great products these things happen!

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Trekkie90909 wrote:
Off the top of my head, for pathfinder, I'd go with Kalindlara, Dungeonmastercal, Owen K.C. Stephens, or Mark Seifter; all of whom have shown through numerous posts a fundamental understanding of game mechanics, 'fun,' setting design, and general camaraderie. I'm not sure how many other posters I've seen enough content from that I'd be able to say with any degree of certainty.

I am really honored to be included in such amazing company. Thanks!

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I'd play 1e again if I had my very first group together, but alas, I only know where one of those guys is and he no longer plays. But aside from that I really don't have any desire to go back to those days. Now one of my guys occasionally brings up how much better he liked 1e than Pathfinder, but he's a 47 year old guy going on 85, anyway.

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All of my group are grognards to one degree or another (myself included). We've been gaming together since 2e and before, and I think one's gaming predateds AD&D.

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I didn't play in this particular game, but way back in the early days of 2e a game went horribly awry when the party was trapped and lost in the Underdark. They were starving, with no rations or water (the cleric had been killed). So they killed and ate the wizard.

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Dwight Yoakam -- "Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars".

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Well, again I don't like leaving anyone out, but the two that seems to come to mind most (and it's because of interactions with them) are Jiggy and Mark Hoover. Jiggy because he ran an excellent PbP game where I proved my incompetence at such a game and would love to redeem myself in a face to face session, and Mark Hoover, whose descriptions of his classic style settings are dead on and very interesting.

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I'll admit that after 30 years I've developed my own playstyle and am pretty hardwired into it, but I'd love to game with others to get fresh ideas. They might pick up one or two from me, as well. It'd all be good.

*drifts off into Utopian daydream*

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Molten Dragon wrote:
Message board troll wrote:
*SNIFF* Fine I don't wanna play with any of you anyway! *runs off crying*

Look what you guys did. You know he's sensitive.

I'll gladly run a game for:

Message board Troll
I'm Hiding In Your Closet
Dungeonmaster Cal
And the rest of the forgotten.

Our group will totally get your groups. Eighties-movie montage style. ;)

Yep..that would amazing! lol

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I remember the very first game I ever ran (back in 1986) playing AD&D 1e. It was painfully bad, but the players were encouraging and helpful when I screwed up. I've since gotten much better (I hope). So just go for it. You get better the more you do it.

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Terquem wrote:

it's just, I guess, that I read comments from a lot of poster here in these forums who suffer from depression, anxiety, other things that make interacting hard for them, and this kind of thread can really bring a person down, and it just doesn't feel like something Paizo would be condoning.

I'm sorry if I offended anyone. I don't mean to spoil your fun in any way.

You didn't offend me at all, and I'm one of the ones who suffers from depression and anxiety. I may have left some folks off my list completely by accident, not by choice. There are so many great gamers on the forums that I couldn't remember every one that I'd like to play with. When I think of others I will add them to my list of people I'd like to play with. It is considerate of you to consider those who have these problems, though. Good on you.


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I really couldn't have said that better. Good on ya, T.

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captain yesterday wrote:
I thought it was DungeonMasterSanCarlosRodriquezEscobar

Only when I GM for a bunch of Toreadors while in Madrid. And then it's Don DungeonMasterSanCarlosRodriquezEscobar.

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I'm guessing (hoping) you meant me when you said "Dungeonmastercarl").... lol

Let's see, I'm sure I'll leave folks out so it's nothing personal, but here are a few folks:

Mark Hoover (His settings felt so real when he described them to me)
Jiggy (in real life, my online attempt was a miserable failure)
Captain Yesterday

There are so many more whose names escape me at the moment. So much fun could be had with the astounding amount of imagination and creativity this board possesses.

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Treppa wrote:

What car would you recommend for winter mountain driving?

Gonna have to go with what Ambrosia Slaad said, I'm afraid. I've never driven in mountains at all, just the low hills of the Ozarks. You can pretty much drive anything here during the winter if you're careful, and with climate change it rarely ever even snows here anymore.

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It behooves me to say this is all a bunch of bull.

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It's been my favorite PF purchase I've made out of the last three books I've added to my collection. There is so much in it that I can actually use.

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A Lyle Lovett playlist I made on Youtube.

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Kajehase wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:

Swedish Fish are a fish-shaped chewy wine gum candy, originally developed by the Swedish candy producer Malaco in the late 1950s for the U.S. market. In Sweden, wine gums are sold in many different shapes, of which fish is just one. The Swedish Fish candy is marketed under the name "pastellfiskar", literally "pastel fish", and under the Malaco brand among others.

Today the Swedish Fish consumed in North America are made in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, by Mondelēz International. In Canada, Swedish Fish are distributed under Cadbury's Maynards brand. Outside of Sweden, Swedish Fish are embossed with the word "Swedish," while in Sweden, they are embossed with the brand name "Malaco." Originally colored red with a flavor unique to the candy (often guessed to be lingonberry, but never verified), they are now also available in several different colors and flavors.

In Sweden, you can also get them as clams.

I once worked in a video rental store (remember those?) and when we changed owners he decided we'd no longer carry Swedish Fish in the candy section, so I got a case of it to bring home. One of my players ate 11 boxes worth in one game. That many is not good for the bowels, he later found out.

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SCP makes me wish I had the old Dark Matter game and a group to play it with.

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Yep. That's creepy, alright.

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Dire Elf wrote:
I have them all as PDFs, but it's just not the same. :(

I agree 100%. I drag out my old hard copies from time to time, but for quick reference I use the .pdfs. But nothing beats being able to curl up on the couch and read through a stack of them "old school".

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Never bothered with errata and FAQs. We just trundle along.

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Cthulhudrew wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
It was the "Ask James Jacobs", he said there were giant roaches in there but had to be cut.
So you're saying there was a roach clip?

Bravo, sir. Bravo.

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SheepishEidolon wrote:

Well, whether it's fun for him or not, depends on his expectations. Does he also consider these 17 spells pretty lame?

Personally, I'd go for a lot of metamagic here. Concussive Spell fits thematically - +2 spell level for a -2 debuff on d20s. Thundering Spell doesn't demand sonic descriptor, but should fit also, with +2 spell level for deafening. Beside this, there are many other others to boost a low level spell.

I'll pass this along to him. I found the same spells while looking for such myself, but didn't think of the metamagics. It was kinda late and my depression has been eating away at me for a day or so. My thinking wasn't too clear at the time. Thanks.

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I've had to put myself on a dice buying moratorium for awhile. I counted up the complete collections I have and I have 32 complete Chessex sets and two Game Science complete sets. This doesn't include the gallon glass jar full of mismatched, random dice I've acquired over the years from people getting out of the game and such. And I can actually, truthfully say I've only lost 6 dice over the years; I take that good care of them. I've given away a few sets to players or relatives (about 5 total), but for the most part I'll be buried with them.

In fact, a friend and I were joking this weekend about having our cremated ashes mixed with a hard resin and shaped into d20s to be given to friends after we die.

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RDM42 wrote:
I have boxes full.

As do I. But I miss the giddy excitement of getting a new one each month. When Paizo lost the rights to it I went into a funk that lasted 3 days.

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I have probably 80 to 85% of the hard copy issues they published, and I miss the monthly magazine I waited so eagerly for. And I particularly loved the 1e and 2e issues, because they not only included articles on mechanics but historical articles about different things, unlike the 3.x issues that dealt mainly with mechanics. And the covers! Oh, the covers! Every cover told a story in the 1e and 2e editions.

Sigh...for the old days.

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I house rule all classes get 2 extra skill points than the rules indicate and I allow players to swap out class skills for other ones that become class skills for their character. Thus, a fighter can have Stealth or a good Perception check if they want.

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RDM42 wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Dang...that must've been terrible for both of you go through. I'm glad he's better, though!

well, now he's jumping around, and playing like a kitten again, and the vet game him a clean bill of health - he healed really well.

We just came back from a walk, which 2 days ago she was so weak she could barely manage, and she even did her "treat dance" which she does after going walking. She was even playful about it, playfully growling and acting all "mean" and stuff until she got one.

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Dang...that must've been terrible for both of you go through. I'm glad he's better, though!

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137ben wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I hate hate threads.

But how many of the so-called "hate threads" actually have people saying they hate things? As opposed to people yelling "why do you hate X!" at people who never purported to hate X.

This thread is the latter, as the OP never actually purported to hate anything, they just accused other people of "hating" things.

Or it was, up until the point where you expressed "hate" for something.

Stop making sense!:)

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I've had a severely sick dog since Wednesday and a severe case of GM's block for weeks. But suddenly, within 10 minutes I've written 8 pages of notes and come up with an adventure involving a vampire council, a lost city in the hollow, tropical, and primitive interior of my campaign world where it is eternally daylight and a lesson in humility for one of my players. Whew. I can finally sleep tonight. OH! I might even get to use the new Sanity rules!

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Here's something about me. I don't like touching my food with my hands. Some foods, like fruits or sandwiches, are ok. But food that is moist or greasy has to be eaten with a fork like a civilized person. I even eat my burgers with a fork.

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