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Found out Saturday a long time friend and sometimes gamer in my group admitted himself to the doctor a week ago with pneumonia, COPD, and failing kidneys. He's on a breathing tube and is constantly under sedation. They plan to do a tracheotomy on him today to remove the tube. His cousin contacted me and asked me to pass along the news to the rest of our group. He's in pretty bad shape and the doctor is not really optimistic about things. He did say that if he lives his life will probably not be a good one. So all positive energy and prayers for Jerry are appreciated.
I recently replaced the filter, though as soon as I can get to the hardware store I'll get a new one just in case that's part of the problem.
.....I found dozens of notebooks with adventure ideas and notes going back over 20 years. I'm not a hoarder (really) but I never threw these notebooks away. So now I have games I can fall back on that either may have already been played or have lain in secret for 2 decades awaiting the light of day.
I also noticed that over the last 20 years my handwriting has degenerated terribly. I never had good penmanship, but boy oh boy has it gotten worse. It's gone from completely cursive to a weird mix of both, with printing becoming more and more prevalent as time has passed.
Anyway, thought I'd share the story of how I found some long lost treasures. Anyone else ever find old games they ran or wrote and never had the chance to?
Ed Reppert wrote:
My favorite cereal was Grape Nuts. With milk and a liberal sprinkling of sugar. Been at least twenty years since I had any, and I'm not inclined to go looking now. I stay out of the cereal aisle. :-)
I remember seeing this as a commercial in the 80s -- take a bowl of Grape Nuts, pour milk and some sugar on them, then add a bit of butter then microwave them. After the butter melts stir it all up. It's delicious and really filling on a cold day.
Celestial Healer wrote:
I can remember running an experiment in grade school where we let a bowl of Total get really soggy in milk and then stirred a strong magnet through it. It actually pulled a clump if iron out of the cereal. Cool stuff.
THAT is cool.
I have never found a cereal that I don't like. This includes both the kid stuff and the grownup good for you stuff.
There's always the cursed item the Scarab of Death:
Scarab of Death
Aura strong abjuration; CL 19th
Slot neck; Weight —
No one in my family could be around for Father's Day due to jobs, so I was just given some cash and told to order whatever I wanted for dinner as a consolation prize.. lol. I ordered pizza, which I finished off today.
Oh, I DID get a cool set of dice for a gift. That's the same day the rain burst through the ceiling of my back porch/storage area, so Father's Day was anything but dull... lol
John Napier 698 wrote:
I once yelled at a nurse who was digging for a vein in my arm for a pre-op procedure that she should just slit my wrist, pour the blood in a cup, and then sew it back it up. She couldn't be hurting me anymore than she was at the time.
She got mad and left. The actual director of nursing was standing nearby, came over, found the vein in less than 5 seconds, and then went and yelled A LOT at the other nurse.
While going through some of the boxes that were damaged in the flooding of my storage room Sunday I found a set of dice that had never been opened. I have no recollection of buying them (the stuff had been in storage for years) but yay! New dice! Coupled with the set I got for Father's Day I'm ready to tackle the next things my PCs throw at me!
You just make the adjustments described in the template. Here's a link to the Dire template. It's very easy to do. As for how they interact with animal companions, I can't say. And whether or not they're allowed or not depends on your GM or if you're playing Pathfinder Society. I'm the GM in my games and we don't play PFS, so I allow them with no problem.
I awoke to my enclosed back porch (which is also a storage area for my house) flooded because the roofers the landlord hired stopped work Friday and didn't come back yesterday. I don't think I've lost anything of value, but the entire carpet had to be torn out and thrown away immediately. That involved moving everything I had out there into the kitchen. Now I can barely open my fridge door and my dryer has been moved to a spot where there is no standing water which means I can't do any laundry until all the standing water is gone. It's still raining so there's not much point in using the shop vacuum as it just continues to drip and pour onto the floor. My landlord is a great guy and he's really going to rip into those roofers for not working yesterday when the weather was perfect for it.
So that's my Father's Day surprise... LOL. Though my son did bring me some new dice and a funny card.
It's never been really clear to me why she wants to monopolize the stoneworks in the region. Normally she's the best roleplayer I have and we do solo things to keep her part of the campaign fresh, but she's been pretty hushed about her intentions. We were supposed to get together via Skype tonight about this very thing but she had a pretty bad accident while canoeing today and is too banged up to feel like playing. I guess when we get down to the actual game she'll reveal why she wants to.
There's some really good advice here. Thanks, everyone! I now have some figures I can work with. I looked at the rules in Ultimate Campaign and my head nearly spun off my neck. I couldn't make heads or tails of them. You guys have really helped. Now I can pass this along to my player. I'm not even clear why she wants to monopolize the quarries; she's never really given me a clear reason.
Over time, players accumulate wealth. One of mine has quite a pile of loot (not sure exactly how much. I'd have to look at her character sheet again but I can't find my copy of it).
At any rate, she wants to buy the three different major stone quarries in the region, a slate quarry, a marble quarry, and a limestone quarry. How on earth do I go about pricing such things? All suggestions are welcome.
I've always been more of a cat person than a dog person, but I have two pooches I rescued and they are the loves of my life. I wish I could have a cat so bad, though. But one of the dogs really doesn't like cats and I don't want it to be hurt. But if I outlive my dogs I'll not replace them with more dogs but with a cat or two.
I can only listen to two versions of "Phantom of the Opera" -- Iron Maiden's song from their first LP and the version of the main title song by Nightwish. Beyond that I'm like you. I got so burned out listening to the Weber's version.
Don't get me wrong, the guy has talent. He's a great songwriter and his music can be quite poignant. But night after night.... oy vey.
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