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Guess who got to the University (of Applied Sciences) ?! :D


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Just tried out Cyberpunk 2020 with friends today. I would hand out a recap of the session, but I lack the power to do so right now, I need to get some writing done and Carrion Crown recaps are still unfinished!


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And the job is arranging mail. Christmas causes a lot of post cards being sent around, and they needed some extra helping hands at the post offices.


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I had the occasional night shift as a security guard a few years back. I do recall big increases in stress levels.

And yes, thank you for all the advice. I will have to inform at least some people who like to spam me with messages to cut that out in the near future.


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Two weeks till new job. All night shift.

Wonder how I can prepare to adjust my sleep cycle...


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I feel slightly better now. Still clearly got a fever.


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Well, the people voted. That's all I can really say.


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I should try finishing up the Carrion Crown recaps once I feel better.

Thanks for the good vibes!


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Caught a flu while running around to take care of paperwork. Some of the reactions here are pure gold. Wake me up when there's an actual crisis please.


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I might have caught a flu. It's really cold here in Finland right now.


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Ahh, damn. We're already at the final book of Carrion Crown, and I'm way behind on recaps due to being so busy lately.


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Late night update is late.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Icyshadow wrote:

Sorry about the lack of campaign updates or posts in general.

I have been suffering after a tooth removal. Three days of agony thus far.

Ugh. That sucks.

No painkillers? You probably can't drink alcohol either because it'll dissolve the clotting. Can you do some ASMR or meditate?

I had painkillers. It was still a week of misery, but I am better now. Feels weird with the gaping hole there now, but it'll heal with time.


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Sorry about the lack of campaign updates or posts in general.

I have been suffering after a tooth removal. Three days of agony thus far.


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:

NASA was approved an $19.5 Billion Dollar Budget, in part to send a manned expedition to Mars.

If you encounter some detractors of how that money could be used here rather than to further the space program, you can kindly and eloquently offer this rebuttal.

NASA's still getting funding? Yay!


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Kill La Kill was fun and crazy in equal measure.


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I actually added a republic to my campaign setting, partially inspired by the one Ancient Rome had before it went all Imperial.

In a general sense, I tried to look up various forms of governance instead of every nation / state being a monarchy and such for the setting.


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Finally managed to get the crew gathered for a Carrion Crown session after a long while.

I will hopefully have the session recap ready tomorrow. It's pretty late here now, so I will be calling it a night soon.


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Late night cooking, best cooking.


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Did Windows 10 strike again?


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Naked Captains?


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Now I wonder how many here believe anyone that voted "Leave" in Brexit is a horrible person.


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I do however want to say that I will laugh myself to tears if Trump wins and he actually manages to change things for the better. The sheer dumbfounded looks of so many people is just hilarious to imagine.


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Why reply to me on that front? I am well-aware of what had gone down, but that's exactly why I won't do that song and dance routine a second time.


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Rednal wrote:
Icyshadow wrote:
Yet earlier some people established that accusations, especially if there are numerous examples on display, mean that the people making them might be on to something.

Emphasis on "might". There's an important distinction here, though.

The accusations against Clinton have come largely from her political opponents, who will directly benefit if she fails. They've been repeatedly disproven, too - there's no fire beneath all the smoke.

The issues with Trump - such as comments on his racism, sexism, and bigotry - have come from largely independent observers who have no innate reason to be for or against him.

These aren't really comparable situations.

So only people who oppose Clinton politically would criticize her?

I know you said "largely" as in "not all" but that still sounds like you'd paint most (if not all) the naysayers with the same brush, more or less.


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Rednal wrote:
Several decades of smearing by her political enemies?

Yet earlier some people established that accusations, especially if there are numerous examples on display, mean that the people making them might be on to something.


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I would not be surprised if a comparable list of Clinton dishonesty would be dismissed as being unfounded (or worse, conspiracy theories), or coming from an unreliable source.

Yet a lot of people do not seem to trust Hillary Clinton all that much. Now why is that a thing? I know you like being confrontational Scott, but that does not make you "win" a debate.


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Good news and bad news!

The good news is that I might have finally gotten a job.

The bad news is that the contract is only for one month's work.


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I am a dude from Finland who really doesn't have any say in the US elections, but from what I have seen and heard, there are good people and terrible people on both sides of the debate.

Saying only one side has total monopoly on all the nation's wrongs (let alone all evils in the world) is not only intellectually dishonest, but also insulting to all the people who stand by their beliefs without being terrible to others.

Part of me suspects that I'm going to regret posting here, but for now, I stand by what I said, and am willing to give people the benefit of the doubt regardless of their stance. If that is a ludicrous view to have in your opinion, that's not my problem.


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Haha, a new Pathfinder campaign turned out sort of like the Kingmaker campaign I never got to play in before.


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Well, now I got a hefty toothache and a cavity. Worst part is that I might have to wait till next week for a dentist's appointment.


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Apologies for the absence, I've been mired in things to do again as of late!


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After seeing my pace with writing drop again, I've made a decision to write at least 500 words per day. I heard some famous writer did the same thing back in the day.


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Huh, it's almost midnight. I wonder what to do before I go to bed.


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There's a Steam FaWtL?!


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...are the last two parts of Carrion Crown still available on this site in physical form, or are they out of print?


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No job, and chances of getting to University seem to be turning slim. But I have to keep forging onward...


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Would a Bard that worships Norgorber be an unusual / rare thing?

The books generally seem to imply he's mostly a deity of alchemists and rogues.


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Now where can I get the last two Carrion Crown books...


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So, I've gone and undertaken the task of re-reading Order of the Stick.

I had forgotten how silly (in a good way) this series was. Looking forward to more of it.


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Say, has anyone seen Orthos in a while?


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And a post from behind the scenes.

The Musings of a DM:
So, Maeve's player has not been able to rejoin the party (yet), though she might have some time in the near future according to her own words. For the time being, Maeve is chasing the second Dark Rider and kicking ass with her new Nature Warden levels, so she isn't behind the party in levels if she does come back.

I had to change a thing or two in Wake of the Watcher to keep things interesting. One of the Skum still had a shred of sanity left, and tried to help the party a bit before taking a chance to get the hell out of the caves near the end.

The Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath spawned earlier due to Antonio Counter-Songing the chanting of the Mi-Go and the humming of their machinery. Even without having another fight in-between the encounter, the monster did pose a serious threat if it had a chance to get the Fighter/Bard out of the way.

Also, due to the Order of the Palatine Eye having a direct agent linked to the PCs, I figured the Mayor got a better ending than on print. However, since Antonio (and the others) forgot to pack the other brains along, those are probably still in their jars under the lake. I don't know if they'd stay down, or start to slowly rise up to the surface.

Lastly, I never bothered with the Sanity checks. I had a lengthy discussion about the topic with my players, and we all agreed that if the campaign WANTED to make use of such, they should have been introduced from the get-go. After seeing ghosts, zombies, skeletons, werewolves, and many other horrors, the tentacular brainfarts of Lovecraft aren't THAT horrifying in comparison.

I made only one Sanity check for the players, and that's when they saw Shub-Niggurath attempting to enter their plane of existence. They all succeeded, though they were understandably a tad shaken in-character regardless, though Antonio was quick to make a taunting quip at it, as he often tends to do.

I have been having fun running this campaign. I hope I get to introduce the character-specific side-quests soon, so I can tie up some loose ends.


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And finally, after a long while, another recap of my campaign!


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So, between being busy and exhausted, I have not updated in a while, but we recently wrapped up Wake of the Watcher.

Wake of the Watcher Part 3:
After finding some fishy business going on in the local church in Illmarsh, the heroes are tasked by the mayor to investigate the seemingly abandoned house of the local nobility, the mansion of House Undiomede.

While traveling there, the heroes ran into a gorgon, which managed to petrify Dampérenovich temporarily before being cut down. They then walked inside, tricking the Marsh Giant guarding the area before swiftly moving to deal with the rest of the cultists in the building.

Much to their shock, Albor Voltiaro's battle was interrupted by his head exploding into a mass of writhing tentacles, but the spawning abomination was slain by them nontheless. Rescuing the baby that the cultists had kidnapped and finding out that the villagers seem to have made some sort of pact with the local skum (while also clearing through a skum tunnel beneath the mansion), they return to Illmarsh only to find that the mayor, along with a few other people, have disappeared.

Antonio is soon given a new deal by the sheriff, who promised to pay him if the mayor is unable to do so. The heroes then consult Horace Croon, who mentions having just finished up his submersible not too long ago. He offers to help by letting the four use it, since the village's safety (and more) might be at stake.

Taking the submersible down, the group was ambushed by Dhauggota, but the monster was forced to retreat after repeated stabbings from Antonio left it badly injured. The skum scouting the area didn't spot the submersible (rolled bad Perceptions all around), while the party soon found the hidden entrance, choosing to enter the tunnels from there.

Fighting their way through Mi-go and Skum troops alike, the heroes then confronted the heretical head priest of the fishfolk before finding a few more Mi-go to cut down. Picking up a relic of Pharasma's church, they then found the brains of the lost villagers in some alien containers, including that of the Mayor. While some were begging for death and others waiting to be taken away, Antonio decided to take the Mayor's head along in hopes of restoring his body and mind later.

The heroes then stepped into the domed lab of the Mi-go, where they were soon confronted by the Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath. The creature's powerful abilities, its high AC and Malthazar's horrid luck with attack rolls made it a long and grueling fight, but the heroes ultimately prevailed, foiling Shub-Niggurath's attempt at entering the Material Plane. The four then returned to the surface with treasures in tow, including the stolen Seasage Effigy as well as the information they were seeking; One of the two Dark Riders is dead, while the other is heading to Caliphas.

Sotiria, as a representative of both the Church of Pharasma as well as the Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye, promised that she'd find a way to restore the Mayor's body and sanity, making well on that promise before offering to hire Antonio to help the rest of the crew in stopping the Whispering Way's plot. She also granted honorary membership in the Order to Dampé and Celeste, as the two had requested it earlier. However, she made it clear that they will not be instantly given rights beyond those of an acolyte, and there was still much more work to be done...

So, I had to condense this to a larger recap due to passing by a few earlier ones, and because I might not be able to give one in a while. I do not have the last two books of the adventure path (yet), and there are some other issues that need addressing. Mostly of the IRL issue variety, but also some party composition issues along the lines of "when can I get everyone under the same roof on time" and such.


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I think I'll go with a Bard.


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Oh, one of the players from my GURPS group announced a new Pathfinder campaign. No idea what I'll play as though.


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Friday already? Huh, I kinda lost track of time.


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Birthday was somewhat uneventful but overall pretty nice. Time to do some chores soon, then hopefully get to some actual updates before I go party at a friend's house.


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Alright, gonna start my birthday with a mozzarella, beef and olive pizza.


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Hope you all in the US (and beyond) have a happy fourth of July!

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