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Pathfinder Society Member. 11,737 posts (16,357 including aliases). 5 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 46 aliases.


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Why does it feel like I'm progressing straight from my 20s into my 40s?


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Just spent close to ten minutes trying to figure out why my front room was full of smoke. Then I cleaned my glasses, and the smoke was mysteriously gone. Magic!


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DragoDorn wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
DragoDorn wrote:
Metal Effect by Little V (Mass Effect made metal)

OH MY GOD

WHAT

Is that a good or bad reaction?

It's a good reaction, don't worry.


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Bloodhound Gang - "Ralph Wiggum"


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Aberzombie wrote:
Although audiences are used to seeing James Cosmo as a tough, imposing character actor, he is renowned for 'getting the giggles' on set after muddling dialogue. He has featured on several outtakes & bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing take after take, giggling uncontrollably - and infecting others on set - bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt.

I've also heard that Nick Offerman does this quite frequently.


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Drejk wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
I wasn't entirely aware of the number of college kids infesting my apartment block until today, when they all moved out en masse. Time to spend the next week combing through all of the garbage cans. I've already found a couple bucks in change and a hardback copy of Gray's Anatomy.
It's porn version?

No, the regular one.


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I wasn't entirely aware of the number of college kids infesting my apartment block until today, when they all moved out en masse. Time to spend the next week combing through all of the garbage cans. I've already found a couple bucks in change and a hardback copy of Gray's Anatomy.


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Fridge has been replaced, but everything that was in it ended up going bad, and I won't have enough for replacement groceries until next week. Going to have to get creative and figure out how I can make a box of pasta, a can of tuna, and two cans of green beans last until Wednesday.


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You're welcome.


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Orthos wrote:
The Doomkitten wrote:
Those games will always hold a special place in my heart as the first-and only-ones to ever actually make me cry.
Final Fantasy IX for me. Freaking You Are Not Alone scene.

Mass Effect 3. For multiple reasons.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Get a room, you two.

Denny, two's great, but three's a crowd.


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Drejk wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Drejk wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
lynora wrote:
I still hate the Mako with a passion though.
I think it's g$!*%~n hilarious that once you hit level 10 or so, Shepard has more hit points, better shields, and deals more damage than a tank. Want to kill a thresher maw? Forget that circle-strafe s~~~, just get out of the space car and shoot it 20 times with a pistol. You get way more experience, too. Go figure.
You are telling me that I was wasting time waiting for the cannon to reload all this times and should be killing those worms personally?!
Pretty much. The acid spit is easier to dodge on foot as well, and they only burrow if you're in the Mako. You can either get behind something and hit it a few times with a sniper rifle, or just run back and forth shooting at it with a pistol or assault rifle. Similar tactics also work on Geth Colossi and turrets.
I actually drive back and forth in Mako while fighting all those. Well, except the Colossi I fought on foot once.

It's a little easier to fight turrets and Colossi in the Mako-- I just do it with normal weapons because of the 50% experience point penalty on all kills made in the Mako.


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Drejk wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
lynora wrote:
I still hate the Mako with a passion though.
I think it's g$!*%~n hilarious that once you hit level 10 or so, Shepard has more hit points, better shields, and deals more damage than a tank. Want to kill a thresher maw? Forget that circle-strafe s~~~, just get out of the space car and shoot it 20 times with a pistol. You get way more experience, too. Go figure.
You are telling me that I was wasting time waiting for the cannon to reload all this times and should be killing those worms personally?!

Pretty much. The acid spit is easier to dodge on foot as well, and they only burrow if you're in the Mako. You can either get behind something and hit it a few times with a sniper rifle, or just run back and forth shooting at it with a pistol or assault rifle. Similar tactics also work on Geth Colossi and turrets.


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lynora wrote:
I still hate the Mako with a passion though.

I think it's g!$!!%n hilarious that once you hit level 10 or so, Shepard has more hit points, better shields, and deals more damage than a tank. Want to kill a thresher maw? Forget that circle-strafe s~!$, just get out of the space car and shoot it 20 times with a pistol. You get way more experience, too. Go figure.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Drejk wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
A few pages later, there was an ad for an "experienced herdsperson."
10th level shepherd?

I would definitely be interested in playing Mass Effect series as DaveShep.

I do need to eventually play the Mass Effect series at some point.

Currently playing ME2 as we speak. My fourth playthrough.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
one McDonald's meal a day
^Pretty much my current food intake, especially now that my fridge has been non-functional for almost three weeks.
Geez. Does your negligent a%#%*~+ landlord look edible? >:(

No, but the housing conglomerate that owns my apartment complex does. My landlord can't do s*&! until they get approval from their boss.

I stole a mini-fridge from Syracuse University, so my condiments and iced tea are safe, but the thing isn't big enough to fit anything else. The fridge provided by the landlord is older than I am-- the freezer part still works, but the actual fridge part is warm and full of water.


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Drejk wrote:
"Let's break with the Crown, it's robbing us blind with the taxes!"

I know, right?


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Limeylongears wrote:

This is pretty much what I do during the week. On Sunday, I make a stew consisting of:

** spoiler omitted **

This will easily feed me for 5 days, at a cost of around £6-£7, or $10 in cowrie shells, cattle, wives or whatever else you people use for currency. Breakfast will be bread & fruit, dinner a chicken or hummus sandwich or something, with veg.

In my area, double those prices if you want the s!$+ty canned versions, or quadruple them if you want anything close to fresh. (Yes, I did do a rough pounds to dollars conversion)


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NobodysHome wrote:
one McDonald's meal a day

^Pretty much my current food intake, especially now that my fridge has been non-functional for almost three weeks.


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Starting to come to my attention that I need to start getting back in shape and eating better. Problem is, a) I have basically no money, and b) my back is shot and my knees are on their way out. Any suggestions?


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Limeylongears wrote:
Outside, there was a folk festival on, which meant morris dancers, both regular ones and some women doing a bizarre fusion of morris and bellydancing.

Morris dancing, you say?


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Yes...


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Need to get up at 5 AM tomorrow, so of course I can't fall asleep.


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David M Mallon wrote:
I wonder if it opens locked crates, too...

Made from 100% post-consumer recycled assault rifles.


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I wonder if it opens locked crates, too...


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Kirth Gersen wrote:
Randarak wrote:
For scake comparison, if New York had the same density of people, there would only be 16 people in Manhattan.
For the record, I'm from up near Albany. We consider Manhattan to be a part of New Jersey.

I'm from up in the Champlain Valley, currently living in central NY, and have always thought of NYC as its own little city-state full of weirdos.


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A little Skyrim fan art for those of you with Facebook.


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Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
what does the platinum collection have?
Bring Down The Sky DLC.

Is that it? I just bought Bring Down The Sky on Xbox Live for a dollar.


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Another shameless plug: my new solo EP is going to be dropping on June 28th. You can pre-order the CD over at L.R.S. Records.
I have ordered a copy, having no idea what it sounds like but I kind of imagine This

More along the lines of this. Even used the same gear rig.


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Two years ago today, I graduated from Syracuse University. Sort of doesn't feel like it's been that long, but it sort of does, too.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Huh. It looks more and more like most terrible movies have actually comprehensible and recognizable reasons for their failure. Interesting. And sad.

"Go, go, I'll catch your ladder." Jean-Claude Van Damme should do a movie with Tommy Wiseau.


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I think that this is the year all of my friends picked to get married and have kids...


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Lady Firedove wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:

Odd useless observation for tonight:

Of the six members of your squad in Mass Effect 1 (each corresponding to one of the six character classes), the three female characters are all specialists (Ashley: Soldier (combat); Liara: Adept (biotics); and Tali: Engineer (tech)), while the three male characters are all hybrid classes (Kaidan: Sentinel (biotics/tech); Wrex: Vanguard (biotics/combat); and Garrus: Infiltrator (tech/combat)).

You know, I think I remember noticing that, too...and also being kind of annoyed because I wanted to put the guy characters in my party to see the romance dialogue options, but they were never as good at doing stuff as the specialist girls would be.

Of course, I could be remembering that wrong. It was back when the game was pretty new, I think...

You're pretty much not wrong-- the only time I've used one of the hybrid characters was the one time I played Shepard as an hybrid class, just to round out the party.


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Odd useless observation for tonight:

Of the six members of your squad in Mass Effect 1 (each corresponding to one of the six character classes), the three female characters are all specialists (Ashley: Soldier (combat); Liara: Adept (biotics); and Tali: Engineer (tech)), while the three male characters are all hybrid classes (Kaidan: Sentinel (biotics/tech); Wrex: Vanguard (biotics/combat); and Garrus: Infiltrator (tech/combat)).


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Another shameless plug: my new solo EP is going to be dropping on June 28th. You can pre-order the CD over at L.R.S. Records.
"If your cigarettes drank whiskey" I will purchase it just for that line

Thank the head of the label for that one...


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Another shameless plug: my new solo EP is going to be dropping on June 28th. You can pre-order the CD over at L.R.S. Records.


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This morning, all of the morning show radio DJs were talking about the UK elections, and none had any idea what was going on. One guy swapped David Cameron's and Ed Milliband's first names, while one insisted that James Cameron, not David, was the Conservative candidate.


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David M Mallon wrote:
The first mountaineering expedition to attempt to summit K2 in the Himalayas was led by famed English mountaineer Oscar Eckenstein in 1902. Eckenstein's second-in-command and expedition sponsor was a 26-year-old poet, mountaineer, and dilettante named Aleister Crowley.

In 1905, Crowley, in conjunction with Jules Jacot-Guillarmod, led the first attempt to climb Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain. Due to poor planning on the part of Jacot-Guillarmod, overconfidence on the part of Crowley, and the death of fellow climber Alexis Pache, the expedition ended in disaster.

Kanchenjunga would not be successfully summited until 1955 by English climbers Joe Brown and George Band, following Crowley's planned route to the summit from 50 years before.


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Watching the extended cut of "Aliens" for the first time. Not only did I not realize that the actor who played Lt. Gorman is the same guy who played Ambassador Standish in the 2007 "Sherlock Holmes" movie, but the actor who played the superintendent of Hadley's Hope also played Captain Hollister on "Red Dwarf." That dude has terrible luck in space.


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The band I play in, Operation Hennessey, has a new split 7" record available for pre-order over on the L.R.S. Records website. Records will be delivered to the label on Friday. In the mean time...

Operation Hennessey "It Stays The Same" / The Nudes "Hey Girl You Got A Nice Body" split 7"


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The band I play in, Operation Hennessey, has a new split 7" record available for pre-order over on the L.R.S. Records website. Records will be delivered to the label on Friday. In the mean time...

Operation Hennessey "It Stays The Same" / The Nudes "Hey Girl You Got A Nice Body" split 7"


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I was just listening to "Comforting Sounds" by Mew, and the call siren started to go off at the local VFD. The siren matched up perfectly with the music. If I'd been dropping acid when that happened, it would have been the most profound moment of my life.


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The first mountaineering expedition to attempt to summit K2 in the Himalayas was led by famed English mountaineer Oscar Eckenstein in 1902. Eckenstein's second-in-command and expedition sponsor was a 26-year-old poet, mountaineer, and dilettante named Aleister Crowley.


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Treppa wrote:

I've also wondered about the generator, but other pbps don't have that same problem. I'm not sure what the sample size is to get a significant result, but we don't really have a lot of d20 rolls in any one game.

Funny thing is, I have the same problem IRL at the table, to the point that people joke about it, won't touch or borrow my dice, and (sometimes) don't want to sit next to me.

They claim it's the dice.

I've honestly been having similar problems in other PbPs for the last year or so, just not as bad. I usually play spellcasters, so die rolls don't matter quite as much, but this character is a highly-specialized archer, which means that if the die rolls are bad, my character just fails at everything.

It's not a big deal, and I'm not mad or anything, but it's unusual enough to give me pause.


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Tacticslion wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
In Patrick's Reign of Winter PbP, my character has made a total of 17 d20 rolls. Out of those 17, precisely five of them have been over 10. Of the remaining 12, six were rolls of 1 or 2. I'm f**!ing cursed.

I have an item for you.

It takes up your immediate actions, but it's sorth every penny.

My two recommendations are e to see if your GM will allow you to:
- a) make one, preferably a variant that works for your character
- b) reverse-engineer the pricing guidelines to add more/day uses over time

With the latter, it'd be 5,600 per daily use (2,800 to build yourself). After you have five daily uses (28,000 to buy or 14,000 to make) you can make it "at will" by doubling that (56k for at-will, or 28 if you make it).

Again, it eats up your immediate actions, but if you really can't roll well, it is behind worth it.

(If you can get it as something like an imbedded ioun stone, even better! Double all prices/costs, though.)

Honestly, that sounds hella overpowered, especially in the form of an Ioun stone...


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In Patrick's Reign of Winter PbP, my character has made a total of 17 d20 rolls. Out of those 17, precisely five of them have been over 10. Of the remaining 12, six were rolls of 1 or 2. I'm f&%%ing cursed.


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Instead of getting drunk tonight, I'm going to stay up until 6 AM listening to Hidden Hospitals and pricing a giant box of Ghost Rider and Archie comics that my buddy bought at auction.

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