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Storyteller Shadow wrote:

Seems everyone is in a down turn these days.

Should we start cursing out 2017 like we did 2016?

Except for the extra chronic pain and the loss of my mother in law in February this year has actually been better than last for me. I complain sometimes, but overall not nearly as much as I was a year ago.


Great googly moogly!


I hope it works out for you. I had to get a lawyer to get mine pushed through. Took nine months. But your case is different. Mine was just depression and anxiety along with severe chronic pain. Those are tough to prove and the state (Arkansas) could give less than a crap about most of its citizens.


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GM_Beernorg wrote:
Right, no sending Cap an evergreen xmass wreath...

Or hammer with a nail to hang it.


Hey, John. How goes it?


Despair, I tell you. Despair.


*lies on the floor in despair*


Twiddling fingers waiting for some official word on the release date. Grinding teeth from anxiety, too. The money in my account won't be deducted until it ships, I think, and it's so hard to not spend that on things like groceries without knowing anything.


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My favorite part of an eclipse isn't the occultation of the sun by the moon but the weird silvery grey quality that the daylight takes on. And all the birds and insects stopped their sounds during that period. It was so neat.


I have few answers, but I'm a great listener. Hit me with a PM if any of you guys need to vent.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Black-eye Susans have some surprisingly sharp stems.

The funny part was it was my first day and my boss had left me to clean up the flower bed, and at some point while reaching down i got the loose stem stuck into the middle of my forehead and didn't notice and my boss came back, so i gave him the status report and the whole time he's staring at my forehead, and after i finish he says "you, uh, got something right there"

Cruel Summer


Egads.


Thanks!

Now if Sandy Peterson's "Cthulhu Mythos" would ship my players would have no hope left.


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I bought the last one. Hurray!


My grievance is one of my best players who only recently rejoined our gaming circle after being gone for many years falls hard and fast for any man she dates. She's by far our best fighter but she's already said that now that she's met "the love of her life" after only one date we won't be seeing her very much anymore.


Yeah, that's how I do it, too. I have a few ideas that are pretty set in stone but leave plenty of room for peripheral notions to be considered.


I was just loaned the extra $20 I need to get it. Does the one book still remain?


I'd buy it but I'm $20 short of having enough to cover the cost. Damn living on disability checks.


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So how is everyone's Monday so far? For me, being disable and unable to work, it's the same as any other day, except for the occasional Saturday when we game. That's about the only way I know what day it is.. lol


Yep, I watched an eclipse through a welding mask as a kid.


I really didn't mean for this to turn into such a debate, though it has been really helpful to me. Like CD said, there are bits and pieces from every post that I can now take and work on to create a whole. I appreciate the time you took to look at my question and to offer the advice and debates that you did. I think, as I said above, there is a great amount of material here that I can build on that will likely to take my campaign to its 20th level capstone.

Thank you to all who expressed their opinions and their interest in my humble request. And keeping it civil is what keeps bringing me back tot he boards day after day.

Now, to plot the end of the world.


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Well, Happy Birthday!!!


Drejk wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Huh, speak about being late to the party... I just discovered Jethro Tull.
Da f#&&? How could you have missed that?!?

I heard the name before, but I simply never heard them (knowing that they are they, might have heard some snippets here and there).

I guess they were not as popular here in Poland as many other US bands.

FYI Jethro Tull was a British band.


Daw and Boomerang, you both have some pretty interesting ideas there. I don't use Golarion as my setting, so I'll have to study up on Rovagug, but those are definitely options I will consider!


Gotta get ready for tonight's side trek. Thanks for the advice, you guys!


I think when I decided to take the campaign in a Mythic direction they had no idea what they would become capable of doing. As they progress, they're often pretty surprised at the things they can do now.


That's true.


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Ulthar, from the Lovecraft story "The Cats of Ulthar".


Exactly. I think I can manage to pull this off. Tonight's adventure is a side trek with only 3 of my sometimes 8 players so I have a bit of respite before tackling something as complex as the suggestions, but it should be very interesting! And there is a noble among the king's court who loathes the heroes because they don't come from noble backgrounds, but a couple of them even started out as lowlifes and are now among the most powerful and respected beings in the realm.


Tarik Blackhands wrote:

Alternatively to going straight to hell, bring hell to *gameworld here*

The NPCs, seeing themselves hopelessly outclassed by ye olde PCs and their powers, get their bargaining bowls out and entreat with the local great entities to level the playing field. Maybe one house goes to Hell, another the Fey Courts, and another to the High Heavens, or Great Old Ones. Whatever, point is they make their deals, pay their prices, and change the game. The landscape (political and probably literal) is now radically shifted, you have the perfect excuse to ratchet up your NPCs to acceptable levels, and you can run wild in envisioning what happens to a Fey bargained kingdom or something like that (With Hell, there's always just filing the serial numbers of Cheliax).

Like I mentioned in Chromantic Durgon's thread answer, this is a wonderful idea. Having the NPCs make bargains with the powers of the Lower Planes is a great idea. They've had to combat Kytons on several occasions, and bringing in the more powerful ones would be a good tie in to the ones they've already dealt with. Thanks!


Chromantic Durgon <3 wrote:

Hell seems like the obvious answer, no one does politics like a devil and the archfiends have stats now, they're pretty powerful in their own right.

Hey sorry for the derail but how did the battle with the cabal go? I believe I was in the thread where-in you planned the fight.

The Cabal adventure, which was stretched into a two part finale, came out well. The Bard and the Rogue both died gruesome deaths, but the party had the resources to have them raised from the dead.

They got rid of several of them by destroying an artifact that then sought out their phylacteries, but left enough to be a decent challenge to them. The players had a great time both sessions and are planning a large celebration where the Rogue marries her long time beau and the king proposed to the party Psionicist.

A devil or other such outsider is a great idea. They ARE masters of intrigue and maneuvering their victims to their own advantage. Thanks!


So, here's the thing. My campaign has players ranging from 16th to 18th level with Mythic Tiers ranging from 4th to 8th (some of the guys don't get to play as often as the others do because of the distance they have to travel).

But here's the deal. The original concept of the game was supposed to be based on intrigue and political maneuvering among the players and various noble houses. But as the campaign has progressed I find myself running them on more and more adventures where it's the monster of the week, though they did just finish a several adventure story arc where they defeated a cabal of liches that have been hounding them.

But now they're such high level I'm not sure what do with them now. They "tower above" all the noble NPCs in power, so I just don't know how to put the intrigue and political machinations back in.

So, any ideas folks? I've sort of ground to a halt here as to what to do next.


Youtube can be a fickle mistress.


Drejk, you have many, many years of excellent music to catch up on!


Ugh.


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I didn't even notice "longevity" when looking things over. I just have a player who doesn't want to not age and die. After her adventuring career ends she wants to retire to her family's villa with her husband and live as normal a life as a 20th level/Mythic 9 or 10 character can.

Since Immortality isn't an optional ability, I think it does apply to being killed. Longevity is an optional ability, it seems, so it's up to the character.

I think, with TL's help, I answered my own question.

Thanks!


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According to the description, the character comes back from the dead if he or she has been killed in some fashion. But there is nothing about living past old age. So would a character with this Mythic ability gradually age and die? Here is the description of the power. Thanks in advance, everyone.

Immortal (Su)

At 9th tier, if you are killed, you return to life 24 hours later, regardless of the condition of your body or the means by which you were killed. When you return to life, you aren’t treated as if you had rested, and don’t regain the use of abilities that recharge with rest until you next rest. This ability doesn’t apply if you’re killed by a coup de grace or critical hit performed by either a mythic creature (or creature of even greater power) or a non-mythic creature wielding a weapon capable of bypassing epic damage reduction. At 10th tier, you can be killed only by a coup de grace or critical hit made with an artifact.


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And summer's not even over yet! There's still so much mayhem that could happen!


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Drejk wrote:

Oh, look! I got Starfinder from an anonymous person!

Who could it be?! How am I supposed to say thank you if I don't know who it was?!

I've received more than one book from an anonymous source here. It's weird, but I'm very grateful to whomever it was.


Thanks, Sharoth!


Yes it does.


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captain yesterday wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I've yet to catch up on Daredevil and the rest of the Marvel series on Netflix, and the Defenders movie comes out Friday. Depression is hell; I've lost interest in everything except gaming and I wonder how long it'll take before that happens. Then I'll have nothing.

Cheer up man, i've been there before.

Maybe, try a new show, a comedy maybe.

Arrested Development is super hilarious, or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is something I like to watch when I'm down.

I know I would miss you if you were gone. :-)

Thanks, Cap. That's very kind of you. It's people like you that keep me coming back to the forums every day!


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I've yet to catch up on Daredevil and the rest of the Marvel series on Netflix, and the Defenders movie comes out Friday. Depression is hell; I've lost interest in everything except gaming and I wonder how long it'll take before that happens. Then I'll have nothing.


It's the middle of August and still no word on shipping. I know they have a lot of work to do prepping these things, but I'm gonna have to start making Sanity checks soon.


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The only black eye I ever received was from a car door. I opened it and lowered my head to get inside and it swung back just as I began to move. The top of the car door struck me diagonally from my forehead to my cheek. To add insult to injury I threw my head back reflexively and cracked my head on the edge of the car roof, knocking myself out. I came to lying in a puddle in the parking lot. It was also late November so I awoke soaked and freezing.


The Mad Comrade wrote:
People smacking their mouths while they eat. Drives me nuts. I don't want to hear your meal, thanks. Worst part is ... my spouse has slid into that habit of late. *le sigh*

Had a room mate back in the 80s who did this. He's lucky he survived until the 90s when we all went our separate ways...


Dire Elf wrote:

Why are there so many fire-damage wizard spells? And why did PF lose all the lovely force spells that 3.5 had? Hardly anything is immune to force, so those spells were fabulous. There was even a prestige class based around them.

I'm playing an elementalist wizard whose element is wood, so I've decided she isn't very fond of fire. It isn't the opposition element for wood, she just doesn't like it very much. I'm also playing a cleric of the fire domain in another AP and since he does lots of fire damage I didn't want to make my wizard too similar. The same players are in both APs and they would get confused over which character I'm playing in which AP since both characters are elves.

But it just feels like you're almost required to take fireball if you're playing a wizard and want to do area effect damage.

That's why I allow the 3.5 Spell Compendium and Magic of Faerun in my campaign -- to add some force spells to the lists of spellcasters.


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Captain Yesterday, FaWtL 6 News wrote:
Dinosaurs even had cooler missing links.

I read about this yesterday. Pretty cool. A sister taxon to the dinosaurs, the silesaurs, had some pretty interesting critters in it, too.


Mmm...so far ok. Dealing with a lot of chronic pain, but better living through chemistry and all that.

Just put the finishing touches on a game for this weekend. A lot of my players will be gone, so I'll only have 3 players (something that hasn't happened in a long time) so it was hard to come up with something, but in a flash of inspiration that took about 10 minutes to write down I came up with something last night. I think it'll be a pretty fun outing for them. Oh, and dangerous. Fun and dangerous. Dangerously fun. You get the idea.. lol

How are things with you today?


Howdy.

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