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No worries. If you want to, you can always try another character. There are all sorts of poor souls wandering Ranäis looking for loot


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Rolling through a busy day. It's looking like i might actually head out for that drink after all.

I'm thinking on scenarios for an apocalypse event game. I really enjoy zombie themes, and Z Day was one of the best PbPs ever run that I participated in. I might want to try that style someday. I also have always thought about a really Gonzo one where some sort of massive stellar catastrophe (rogue planet or the like) toppled civilization and rearranged the continents.


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By the way, if anyone is interested in modifying a bad habit I recommend looking into Pema Chodron's Getting Unstuck. I'm amazed at how easy it is to withstand the feelings of discomfort once you actively acknowledge their presence and don't try to avoid them.


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Well, I do have some plans. I will be watching the Walking Dead second half of the season premiere. I plan on making myself a really cool dinner, I just have to figure out what.

I think tomorrow night I will decant my latest kombucha batch, and maybe get some cider to mix with. Then, maybe head out for a drink somewhere. Or may just imbibe Kraken Rum at home. Haven't really figured that out yet. Probably stay at home. I'm feeling kind of insular at the moment, and I'm not in a crowd mood.

Maybe Sunday I'll start that Daredevil show everyone raves over. Or, I still have the run of BSG I picked up loong ago that I've never gotten to watching. That's like a big gap in my nerd cred.

Oo! I could go to the movies. Deadpool is out. That would be fun.

So much good s&$@ to do.


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Sweet. You guys are getting to the level where that will become appropriate. I need to drop some cool ingredients while you are plane hopping


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No plans for me-ee. Cause I'm sing-gle. And that's awe-some. :P


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I can't wait for Sunday. It's the first day in two weeks that I have literally nothing planned! Yay!


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Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

OK. Of course the post eaten was a long one, so here goes:

I was thinking of a good main villain for my Spelljammer type game. I came up with a lich named the Maggot Lord. He dwells in an ancient giant wasp hive that circles the Void, near the strands of the Muck region. I'm debating wether he would command live giant wasps or reanimated ones.

I'm also trying to recall the name of the alien race that Marvel had in some comics that implanted larvae in people ( The Breed maybe?). I think they would make an interesting evil race that could be in collusion with the Maggot Lord.

With name like that maybe he could be worm that walks instead of lich?
Lich is a town here in hessia, they have beer
Question on the word 'lich', aeglos. In English it is an ancient word for corpse. Is it similar in German? You can occasionally hear of a cemetery being called a 'lichyard', but aside from that it has fallen out of common usage (except in RPGs of course)
Seems that would be Leiche in German. Is it used often or is that considered archaic?

I figured lich came from Germanic rootstock. Corpse of course is Norman French/Latinate (corpus)


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No go ahead and take it. It's all good


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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

OK. Of course the post eaten was a long one, so here goes:

I was thinking of a good main villain for my Spelljammer type game. I came up with a lich named the Maggot Lord. He dwells in an ancient giant wasp hive that circles the Void, near the strands of the Muck region. I'm debating wether he would command live giant wasps or reanimated ones.

I'm also trying to recall the name of the alien race that Marvel had in some comics that implanted larvae in people ( The Breed maybe?). I think they would make an interesting evil race that could be in collusion with the Maggot Lord.

With name like that maybe he could be worm that walks instead of lich?
Lich is a town here in hessia, they have beer
Question on the word 'lich', aeglos. In English it is an ancient word for corpse. Is it similar in German? You can occasionally hear of a cemetery being called a 'lichyard', but aside from that it has fallen out of common usage (except in RPGs of course)

So, if mead is made from honey...

And honey is used in mellification...

Could a key ingredient in making a dwarf lich/mummy be mead? What kind of abilities would it have?

Well, honey has a remarkable preservative aspect. It never spoils so that's a good thing with corpses. Maybe a honey lich's ability would be it just wouldn't give a s*$~?


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

Synchronicity at work:

I am just wrapping up my long audio involvement with Moby Dick. Today I went to help my dad grap a piece of furniture he and his wife had bought at an estate sale in Chatham. While we were pulling it out of the oceanside house (I tell you, 180 degree ocean view, amazing) I saw an old whale vertebrae for sale. I remarked on it, and my dad bought it for me, because he's a pretty cool guy, and we had been just discussing Melville on the trip down Cape to get his cabinet.

What did you think of Moby Dick? I read it maybe two years ago - I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it. Very clever and colorful. I liked it a great deal.

I was good! Like you, I think I was expecting something different. Melville is a pretty snarky punster. I like his use of alliteration too. He strings similar sounding syllables together like a rhythmic raconteur. I also enjoyed his tangential excursions into the culture of whaling. That for me was great as a world builder.


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Synchronicity at work:

I am just wrapping up my long audio involvement with Moby Dick. Today I went to help my dad grab a piece of furniture he and his wife had bought at an estate sale in Chatham. While we were pulling it out of the oceanside house (I tell you, 180 degree ocean view, amazing) I saw an old whale vertebrae for sale. I remarked on it, and my dad bought it for me, because he's a pretty cool guy, and we had been just discussing Melville on the trip down Cape to get his cabinet.


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Crimson Jester wrote:
There was cheering?

*cheers*


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aeglos wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

OK. Of course the post eaten was a long one, so here goes:

I was thinking of a good main villain for my Spelljammer type game. I came up with a lich named the Maggot Lord. He dwells in an ancient giant wasp hive that circles the Void, near the strands of the Muck region. I'm debating wether he would command live giant wasps or reanimated ones.

I'm also trying to recall the name of the alien race that Marvel had in some comics that implanted larvae in people ( The Breed maybe?). I think they would make an interesting evil race that could be in collusion with the Maggot Lord.

With name like that maybe he could be worm that walks instead of lich?
Lich is a town here in hessia, they have beer

Question on the word 'lich', aeglos. In English it is an ancient word for corpse. Is it similar in German? You can occasionally hear of a cemetery being called a 'lichyard', but aside from that it has fallen out of common usage (except in RPGs of course)


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The Minis Maniac wrote:
How come no one cheered for me :(

*cheers*


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Is it easy? Oh F$#$ no! But like anything in life, the harder you practice the easier it becomes.


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So, a ramble on mindful meditation.

When reading on meditation and mindfulness, the core concept is basically taking yourself off of autopilot. We tend to go through life headed somewhere else. Our thoughts race in disconnected fashion from one topic to another, never truly engaging in the moment because we are either reliving the past or anticipating the future. The now gets little love.

I had never realized how preoccupied my mind was with inane fancies, trivia, planning, and even negativity until I stepped away from my thoughts and scrutinized them. My brain was constantly boiling with thought processes, but none were marshaled to assist me in achieving anything.

By stepping outside of this foaming stream of consciousness I am now able to discard negative thoughts and promote positive ones. I can also concentrate on the beauty of the Now. The delightful feeling of lying in bed. The wonderful feeling of a hot shower. The crisp crunch of lettuce. These can be as joyful as a trip to the Carribean if you let them be. There is no 'down time' or 'wasted time'. Happiness is a concious decision. I have found when you engage more deeply in the now, it changes everything around you. You begin to see things you had instinctually done for years without even thinking on them. You face the lies you tell yourself. Lies that chain you with invisible bonds because you are the gaoler and convict both.

In the end there is only the now. The past is immutable and the future is not guaranteed. All we can influence is the now. And every moment of your life can be savored if you just stop to appreciate it.


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I need to complete Feanor's build in your game CH. Ithought he was completed, but I find there are some glaring errors (like no regular weapon stats or feats listed). I'll try and get that done Sunday


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Yeah muffler problems are the car equivalent of a hacking cough. You can still go around doing your business, but everyone looks at you wondering WTF your problem is :/

Well, it's mid-February and the weather is cold up here in Pilgrim land. We're supposed to get wind chill-adjusted -35 degrees in some places. Not a happy thing. I'm going to have to check my laundry room, which is isolated from the rest of the cottage and make sure everything is ok with the pipes.


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I guess not so bad as naked, but still


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Ack! My clothes are inside out!


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Lame! I keep praying no untoward expenses get me until I get my taxes back. I'm literally down to zero dollars. Even on credit. I don't think I've ever skated this close to actual penury before.

Still, life is good. I am fighting the good fight, and there are sunbeams peeking out of the storm clouds. I am 1000% better than where I was a year ago


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Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

OK. Of course the post eaten was a long one, so here goes:

I was thinking of a good main villain for my Spelljammer type game. I came up with a lich named the Maggot Lord. He dwells in an ancient giant wasp hive that circles the Void, near the strands of the Muck region. I'm debating wether he would command live giant wasps or reanimated ones.

I'm also trying to recall the name of the alien race that Marvel had in some comics that implanted larvae in people ( The Breed maybe?). I think they would make an interesting evil race that could be in collusion with the Maggot Lord.

With name like that maybe he could be worm that walks instead of lich?

Yeah that seems to be where the concept is headed in my brain


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captain yesterday wrote:

Sadly, my older brothers did not like mixing fantasy and sci-fi together (go Tolkien, or go home) that I never got to play Spelljammer, I have the map of the rock of Bral that accidentally came in the used grey box I got a few years ago for nostalgia reasons, but that's all I've seen.

I have plans for combining Skull and Shackles, Iron Gods, and Distant Worlds, but it's still in the stuck in my head phase.

Fantasy space has always held a certain fascination for me. I like Spelljammer, my only complaint with it was it never really took itself seriously. There's a lot of clumsy attempts at humor within the canonical stuff. And tinker gnomes. I do hate me some tinker gnomes.

There have been a few good 3pp forays into the "sword and blaster" genre. Legendary games has a good KS (Legendary Planet AP )they are slowly releasing. It Came From the Stars from Zombie Sky Press is a great one too. Of course there is Distant Worlds for some good nuggets. And of course, the late lamented Sailing the Starlit Sea which was to feature my elephantine biocrafters, the Yih.


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i am really enjoying having my dogs snuggled up on me after my hour on the elliptical machine though. Sad that I only have a few minutes more to enjoy it. But all pleasure (as well as all pain) is fleeting. Best to enjoy it as it comes, there's always more available in the future.


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I need to carve out a moment to get my photoshop rolling. It seems my PbP's are always embroiled in fights


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So. Up early. No work today, but I do have class in Boston. I'm working on a new meditation technique today, Shenpa. The focus of Shenpa is to objectively scrutinize a bad habit and the discomfort that arises when you attempt to break the habit. Like much meditation it helps you to bring this discomfort to the forefront and to diffuse it by acknowledging its presence and allowing it to be, while not reacting to it.


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Cool!


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Ok quick update: I almost have my old computer updated and fixed. I hope to have a map posted today or tomorrow. It looks as if pretty much everyone is here, so I will just wrap this up and we can move on to the next thing (finally)


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Freehold DM wrote:

That's the brood from marvel.

And when it comes to liches in space, there is always The Fool....

Has anyone done a Pathfinder treatment of the Brood?


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The Minis Maniac wrote:
So does it make me a bad GM that my PCs tend to have at least one PC go unconscious or have a PC death every session. Mostly unconsciousness though.

Not bad, just tough. Load them up on healing potions.


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Mothman wrote:
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Mothman wrote:
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I don't know why I love minis so much. I don't even have a regular game to use them in. Still, they are fun to paint...
Me too. I buy way too many for way too little use, but they are fun I've recently gotten back into painting, though don't get as much done as I'd like.
I just got back in as well. I ended up selling quite a few of my more valuable pieces during my panicked move last Spring. But, I still have quite a collection, and it keeps growing, despite rationality dictating I should get rid of more rather than buying more
I've started collecting and painting Malifaux miniatures. They are great looking models but devilishly hard to glue together (far too many small pieces), and I haven't managed any paint jobs that really do the models justice yet.

I have a few of those. Very unique pieces


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Only thing standing in my way is money


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Who is the Fool? I feel like I've heard that before. I was thinking the Maggot Lord, instead of being your typical dried skeletal husk would instead be a noisome immense Baron Harkonnen character, crawling with maggots that acted like Kyuss worms


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OK. Of course the post eaten was a long one, so here goes:

I was thinking of a good main villain for my Spelljammer type game. I came up with a lich named the Maggot Lord. He dwells in an ancient giant wasp hive that circles the Void, near the strands of the Muck region. I'm debating wether he would command live giant wasps or reanimated ones.

I'm also trying to recall the name of the alien race that Marvel had in some comics that implanted larvae in people ( The Breed maybe?). I think they would make an interesting evil race that could be in collusion with the Maggot Lord.


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Huh. Post eaten. Lame


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Anything that keeps gameplay rolling is good


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Freehold DM wrote:
Which, ironically, will be the same title used for the porn parody starring our reasonable facsimiles.

There are some things that cannot be unimagined O.o


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aeglos wrote:
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As an aside aeglos, one of my longer-termed adventures once I get settled with a new job post graduation is a tour of Central Europe. My mother wants to do a river cruise on one of the big rivers there, possibly the Danube. I'll keep you apprised, I'd love to visit your area and see you, Sabine, and the dwarfling

you and your mom would always be welcome at my house, Patrick

the Danube is very beautiful, my dad did a river criuse a few years ago, from vienna to budapest I think, great landscapes and two fascinating cities

the river rhine is great as well, rolling hills, hundreds of castles, vineyards little wine towns and great historical citys like Mainz, Koblenz and Cologne

The Rhine is another possible. I'd like to see the castles. Sadly with all my love of things medieval I have yet to set foot in one


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That and the return of The Walking Dead. If they follow the original story line the first episode should be bruuuutal


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Ugh. Time to get up and head to my second shift of the day. I'm going to enjoy Valentine's Day solely because I should have the entire day off


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Freehold, speaking of adventures, I am hoping when the weather improves to a pint where walking outdoors isn't a chore to come down to NYC for the day. Hopefully you, me, CH, and anyone else in the area can hook up


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Yeah, some folks may have wandered


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Mothman wrote:
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I don't know why I love minis so much. I don't even have a regular game to use them in. Still, they are fun to paint...
Me too. I buy way too many for way too little use, but they are fun I've recently gotten back into painting, though don't get as much done as I'd like.

I just got back in as well. I ended up selling quite a few of my more valuable pieces during my panicked move last Spring. But, I still have quite a collection, and it keeps growing, despite rationality dictating I should get rid of more rather than buying more


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As an aside aeglos, one of my longer-termed adventures once I get settled with a new job post graduation is a tour of Central Europe. My mother wants to do a river cruise on one of the big rivers there, possibly the Danube. I'll keep you apprised, I'd love to visit your area and see you, Sabine, and the dwarfling


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I love real farms. And real sausages! I had some from a farmers market in Cape Breton this summer, absolutely fantastic. Once you get a taste of real fresh food it's hard to go back to the mass-produced stuff


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Nah. The naked rule is FAWTL's. We should come up with some other rule for top post.


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I don't know why I love minis so much. I don't even have a regular game to use them in. Still, they are fun to paint...


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It seems counterintuitive to pay twice, but if I didn't I'd get nothing, and no minis. This company bought the back stock and is selling what they recovered. I think they lost dough in the deal too.


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So, weird chance today to buy some cool minis that had been part of a Kickstarter that imploded thanks to the Kickstarter-ers bad business sense. Although I had already paid into the original KS, the discount was so good for previous KS participants I had to spend a few of my last shekels to get them. They really are fantastic minis. Plus, Asmodeus. The man himself.

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