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4,513 posts (4,577 including aliases). 12 reviews. 3 lists. 1 wishlist. 8 aliases.


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The ship's look and its registry number sort of makes me think it's set before the original series. I kinda hope so.

As a houserule, I allow my players to decide where they want to put their saving throws. I even use a "middle advancement chart" where they can split a +2 into two lesser saving throws.

A Youtube playlist of 1000mods tunes.

archmagi1 wrote:
And there are copius websites that stream things outside of the normal.... Ahem... Heirarchy. Just have a solid ad blocker enabled.

Hmmm...*strokes beard pensively*

Krensky wrote:
Amazon should have it shortly after airing, I'm fairly sure they did last season, anyway.


I had to get rid of my cable, so I probably won't be able to keep up with the new season. *Sad DMCal is sad*

I searched every PF reference I know of, but couldn't find anything.

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I'm playing in a weird mashup of Call of Cthulhu d20 and Vampire: The Masquerade. We're vampires during WWII fighting Nazis and creatures from beyond time and space. We're having a blast with it.

Hmm... I keep Gmail open the whole time I'm online and haven't had any trouble with Youtube. I wonder what the deal is.

I have much more trouble with Netflix constantly freezing up or rebuffering. No problems ever with Youtube.

I should have expanded on my original post. If the players are in a wilderness or dungeon setting, I usually hand wave resting unless I have an encounter planned for what would normally be their downtime.

Binge watching will kill my interest in a show quicker than anything. I love Netflix's "Daredevil" series, but if I watch more than two episodes at a time I find myself wanting to do something else before I get tired of it. I tried binging on a few shows when I first got Netflix, but it ruined those shows for me.

This page is great!

"Broadway Is My Beat" -- a detective radio serial that ran from 1949 to 1954.

Last time I counted mine I had nearly 600 individual dice. I've since acquired many more from a friend who has gotten out of the hobby, so a recount is definitely on the horizon. And believe it or not, I have only actually lost 6 dice in my 31 years of gaming. I've given away sets that players really liked as gifts before, but I quickly replace them with a new set from the game stores in the area.

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I just ditched my cable after having it for only a year. The only 3 or 4 shows I watched I can catch on Hulu now and watch at my leisure.

My campaign is in an urban setting, so they just go their homes.

It seems like a decent line-up to me. If you don't have an arcane caster, you can either use an NPC as suggested above or tailor the encounters to whether or not they're actually needed badly.

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As beautiful as Artisan Dice's products are, I'd be worried that repeated rolling would wear the edges down, resulting in more and more skewed rolls as they might wear unevenly. This goes for any wooden dice. I'm a big dice geek myself (I have to buy dice every time I go near an FLGS), but at the prices Artisan charges I'm not sure they'd be worth it. Now the mammoth tusk dice they have would simply be put on display... lol

I listen to Youtube several hours every day, and have had no problems at all.

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This one might get deleted, and it's ok if it does, but it happened during last night's game. I'm a player in a weird mashup of Call of Cthulhu d20 and Vampire: The Masquerade where we play vampires fighting Nazis and their other worldly overlords. While interrogating a captured German major, my character (with glowing eyes and razor sharp fangs) asks him does he speak English. He answers back with "Ja! I speak English!" Terrified, he continues with "In fact, I love English food! I love to stuff my mouth with spotted dick!".

No one could breathe for 5 minutes because of the laughter.


Rainbow -- "Onstage" from 1977.

Journey -- "Infinity". My favorite LP by them. Yes, I said LP... lol

I want this so bad.

Kazuka wrote:

"Kazuka, I know it's your turn to GM, but could you run Carrion Crown for us? I know you're a Call of Cthulhu fan..."

One of the players still wakes up screaming from nightmares about the imagery I used, another one can't hear fiddle music without feeling a growing creeping dread, and we're pretty certain a third has a permanent case of PTSD. The fourth was diagnosed with schizophrenia about a month after the campaign ended.

That is also the last time the group has ever played Carrion Crown.

I want to run it again, but people keep citing that pesky Geneva Convention.

Fast forward to this weekend?

"Hey, I notice there's this one module we never play. How about we have Kazuka GM Carrion Cr-"

The GM leaped over the table and tackled him to shut him up.

If I lived in your area I would see this as a challenge I couldn't turn down. I've made people physically ill describing gory scenes in games, or made them so nervous they jumped and screamed at sudden noises. It's so much fun.

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The later bestiaries are, in my opinion, all pretty good, though they have increasing numbers of outsiders in each one, it seems. I rarely use outsiders in my campaign, so they're of little use to me. But overall, I'd say they're all worth the money. And like BV210 said, they're available at the PRD or

Aaron pretty much beat me to the punch. I was going to suggest most of those things.

thegreenteagamer wrote:

I greatly prefer to be a player, but usually end up a GM. There's three reasons for me, personally:

1.) Having a GM that actually knows the rules. It's infuriating as a player to know your GM is wrong on a call and shut up and take it until the session is over. If I know that I know that I know that they're wrong, it's like nails on a chalkboard to not lawyer up. It's unfortunate to have a nearly eidetic memory when the person in charge gets stuff wrong all the time. Yeah, I can shut up, and I absolutely do unless the GM asks me, but when I'm the GM, I can rest assured that if I correct a player, I'm just doing my job instead of being a rules lawyer. Being stressless on this issue is fun.

I freely and fully admit I don't know every rule. 85%, sure. But I have a player I can ask who'll help out if I'm fuzzy on one, or we just continue on. My group, after nearly 30 years together, just want to have fun.

I just sent you an email here on the boards.

Thanks for the update!

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captain yesterday wrote:

There's always the weather. :-)

Talk about whatever you want Cal, it's all good with me. :-)

lol thanks. I'm from Arkansas, where there's little else to talk about at family gatherings like today (Independence Day for those from other countries who might not know) aside from the Razorbacks (though the Arkansas State University Red Wolves are probably just as good though they don't get the press), huntin', fishin', muddin', four wheelin', and church. I've been married into my wife's family for 25 years and I still feel totally out of place at any holiday gathering.

A Youtube collection of 70s hard rock I put together.

I wish I liked sports. I'd probably have more to talk about during awkward social gatherings.

Meatloaf's "Bat Out Of Hell".

There are some bootleg versions of the monsters that WotC didn't allow to cross over floating around the internet. Or so I've heard. *whistles nonchalantly*

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Great! Thanks for the info!

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David M Mallon wrote:
The opossums, also known as possums, are marsupial mammals of the order Didelphimorphia. The largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, it comprises 103 or more species in 19 genera. Opossums originated in South America, and entered North America in the Great American Interchange following the connection of the two continents. Their unspecialized biology, flexible diet, and reproductive habits make them successful colonizers and survivors in diverse locations and conditions.

Being from the South (Arkansas, to be exact) possums among the most common wild mammals to be found.


The latest issue I've found is #57, from April. Have there been no new issues since? I'm Jonesin' for more!

drunken_nomad wrote:
Hey Cal, are you watching the second season of Fargo? The soundtrack has been pretty good and they used The Eve of the War.

I don't have cable or satellite television, so I've never seen Fargo. It's cool they used that piece of music in it!

Creighton, I can't tell you how much I look forward to your Friday posts. I can't afford the collected works in the books, so I rely on what you offer on Fridays, and you never disappoint. Thanks to you and your guest writers for helping bring color and life to my adventures.

Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds".

Thanks, Gulthor. That was very helpful. My player will really appreciate the information! And thanks to everyone else who answered my question. The player in question started out as a Pugilist (3rd party class) who was also a pimp in our city based campaign. But after achieving his first Mythic Tier he decided that that life no longer suited him and he's taking levels in Inquisitor now with designs on using abilities like Divine Source to change lives, not just for his own edification.

Veilgn wrote:

I am quite jealous you guys can play a lot :'(

And keep playing... hard to find tabletop player in this country :/

Which country?

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For the last 15 years or so it's whenever we can get together. Sometimes it's every 2 weeks, sometimes 6 weeks or more pass between sessions. We're all in our late 40s to early 50s now and family obligations, health, and regular day to day life get in the way. That's a far cry from 5 nights a week from my college days.

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SmiloDan wrote:

Cool!!! 10 years of DMing/GMing is a LONG time! Have a blast!

Clerics are fun. They can be the lynchpin that holds the party together.

In the only PF game where I'm an actual player (and only about 3 times a year at that) I play the cleric. I chose the class on purpose, not because no one else wanted to play it. I love clerics.

Oingo Boingo. Everything I can lay my hands on.

The "O Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack.

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