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Female Humanish

Confession time: I don't read the Arielle posts anywhere near as thoroughly as GM posts. So if you're sticking important info in there, I'm liable to miss it.

I've been in 2 FATE based games via pbp and don't know what keywords you're referring to, unless it's the conditions placed on a scene by a player. The conditions are generally highlighted to help us notice that they have an affect on our gameplay.

I find myself recapitulating a LOT as a GM. Once posting slows, I have started doing a brief scene description with some action that draws PC attention towards the item in question, or ask specific OOC questions about things they haven't discussed. For the shutter, it might be noise drifting in, then a question about security for the night - watches, doors locked/blocked, and shutter open/closed. Kind of housekeeping things but include the important stuff in there without making a huge deal of it.

Hope this helps. :/

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

Woo-hoo! Congrats, Patrick!

Treppa wrote:


WOWSERS! Awesome! :D

(I would watch the hell out of an Inspector Treppa cartoon.)

I'll be sure they use the springy scissor-lift model when they replace my knees, just for you, Amby. <3


WOWSERS! Awesome! :D

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Freehold DM wrote:
So, I am at work. Sick. But i couldnt take the day off because I was on vacation for the past 3 days. The fever seems to have broken, which is good, but i am still sweaty, achy, and coughing. Staying in the office away from other people today.

I'm sorry you have to go to work feeling like that. It's unfair to you and your coworkers. Hope you feel better very soon. <3

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It's 1 a.m. and I just finished ME3 on the RED ending for the first time. I should go to sleep, I guess. But I kinda feel like exploring the galaxy for a while.

Darn you, Bioware!

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Freehold DM wrote:
Turns out I'm sicker than I thought. 102 degree fever. No wonder I wasn't my usual effervescent self, with the refreshing taste of lime-on.

Yikes! I knew you were hot, but this is ridiculous.

Get better. :(

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Best party of my life and it was virtual.

Honestly, I don't think a real party could top Krogans headbutting on the balcony.

Female Humanish
therealthom wrote:

I just figured out your last post Meows. Jimmy's down for a duel.

Stump-o-matic thanks for the opportunity to explain the cat-bagging. Treppa gave me one earlier but the flow wasn't quite there.

NICE. Sorry I didn't give you a better opening. Frankly, I forgot all about the pics! >_< Don't know how with that social media addict gem immediately following.

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I've now made 2,500 on the varren races. Apparently, I have a good eye for fine varrenflesh.

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Celestial Healer wrote:

I love the part where you have to pick your two companions (as usual) but then some of the people you left out actually complain about not getting picked enough :) It's hilariously meta.

Kaidan: I wanted to come...
Javik: Fifty thousand years I have waited, and still I do not get picked.

I picked Javik because of his long waiting room session.

And Traynor's toothbrush returned!

Yeah, very meta. The Cat6 grunts talking about slowing Shepard down because they're cannon fodder. "Well, s!!#."


He's on a boat!

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Freehold DM wrote:

Okay. Day 3 is underway. Let's sell some shirts.

I have developed an awful cough and my voice is raspy. Not the best for this front line person interaction but what choice do I have?

Charge people $10 not to cough on them.

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I won 1,250 credits on the varren races!

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Triggered the ME3 Citadel DLC for the first time tonight. It's a blast. I picked Wrex for the formal event because I had to see how Krogan black tie looks.

Favorite exchange so far wrote:

Brooks: "I have to fill out a report for being shot. I hear it's really complicated."

Shepard: "It's easier if you just make a template."

Brooks: "I think maybe you get shot too much."

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45F. Ahhhhhh.

Though now that the sun's fully up, it's getting hot. 66F.

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"I don't need luck. I have ammo." -- Grunt

"Would you like to go to a wedding?" Tom asked invitingly.

Ooh, I still need to play that. And since I failed to save for the last 2 hours in Subnautica and ended up losing my tricked-out Seamoth to one shake from a crabsquid, maybe I'll go ME3 for a change. :/

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Always keep him on the leash because he's a serious idiot.

On the bright side, since I'll be alone the week after my surgery (roomie's going out of town), a friend is taking the dog off my hands so I hadn't have to totter around walking him. A week away from Dog! Heaven!

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I've been jonesing for Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral and listening to various versions of it on youtube. Though my favorite is the

Marine Band:
And yes, they are Marines whose duty is to play in a fantastic wind ensemble. They play so much more than "Hail to the Chief" or "The Star-Spangled Banner", and the standards of musicianship are as high as any professional organization. If you need a great version of a classical wind symphony, check their youtube channel first! Though I do admit, it was kind of funny hearing my last band director, when asked about his background, say "I was a Marine. I played oboe." <3
, I enjoyed Baylor University Wind Ensemble's performance posted in 2012.

"Elsa" is one of those pieces that gains tremendously in the enjoyment from performing it. While beautiful to the ear, it's fiendishly tricky to keep in tune and the long, sustained passages are great for strings - but this is a wind piece. You really appreciate this piece having suffered through rehearsing it.

And this is why I love music and musicians. While I won't read youtube comments anywhere else, I will for classical works. Here are the comments on Baylor's performance.

youtube comments, believe it or not wrote:

"Those tubas should get a medal for playing an E-flat like that."

"Where's the E-flat?"
"At the very end, that note is an E-flat."
"It's a fantastic note and it underlies the chord perfectly like omg."

"My next ex-wife may have to answer the question of whether or not she knows this piece."
"She knows it, it's going to surprise you, and you guys are going to have an change of idea and be happy like sloths."

"I love this tempo!"
"I agree! For a contrast, listen to the President's Own Band's interpretation."

"Such perfect intonation! Oh my gosh, this band is far than superior their performance was speechless."

"The only recording that has ever made me want to cry. So beautiful."

"Lovely. I once had the privilege of playing (clarinet) this piece in a superb band, north suburbs of Chicago. Sitting right in the center, in front of the brass where your bones vibrate - made my spine tingle. One of those rare transcendent moments a musician gets to experience once in a while."

"Wow. This is one of my all time favorite pieces of music anywhere, any genre, any time, any place. I just think I heard the best version ever for wind ensemble. I can't imagine it being played better than this. Bravo times ten!"

"This is a great performance of one of the masterpiece transcriptions for the concert band. This performance makes your hair stand on end! BRAVO!!!"

"Excellent preservation of the long line. Sweet."

"The hardest most lovely piece of music i have ever played"

"Wilson is making them HURT! lol That amount of air they are putting thru their horns is crazy and WELL CONTROLLED! fantastic performance."

And for some reason: "Jesus Be A Fence!!!!!!!!" Mkay?

So you have a piece about a (kind of) forced marriage written by an old white male Nazi sympathizer, and the comments are about the beauty of the music and excellence of the musicians. If anything can bring the human race together, it's music. This gives me hope.

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The dog badgered me into taking him out before 7 am today, and am I glad he did! The air is mountain-crisp with a spicy tang of autumn and the light is that clear, pale, rose-touched just-after-dawn glow. It's 45F, cool enough to be pleasant but not cold enough to don long pants or a sweater. This is the perfect morning. Perfect.

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Aaron Bitman wrote:

I've never heard a flute sonata I really liked, until now.

J.S. BACH: Sonata in E flat major, BWV1031

Ah, I played that for state contest in... um... sophmore year of high school? Maybe 8th grade? Somewhere around there. I believe Bach had just published it. ;)

This was my senior year contest piece, sadly chopped for time and rearranged for piano accompaniment, not orchestra. :/ FUN piece to play. FUN FUN FUN! Though I didn't play it quite that fast. Our time limit was something like five minutes, so what I played didn't much resemble this 22 minute recording.

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The governor called. I have been granted a one-week reprieve.

Surgery rescheduled from the 24th to the 31st because the hospital is "having problems with the instrumentation they need for your procedure." If that doesn't give you barrels of warm fuzzy confidence, I don't know what will.

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Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Isn't our system called the Imperial system because it's, y'know, British? Overthrow this decadent European measurement system! We should make our own!

Heck yeah!

10 Eagles= 1 Kick ass
10 kick asses=1 Merica
10 Mericas= 1 Norris

Why stop there? Crank that baby up to 11!

11 Eagles= 1 Kick ass
11 kick asses (121 eagles) = 1 Merica
11 Mericas (121 Kick asses or 1331 eagles) = 1 Norris

Down with the decimal system!

That's way too standardized. What are you, some kind of Socialist?

8 Eagles = 1 Kick ass
23 Kick asses = 1 Merica
9.43 Mericas = 1 Norris

Isn't our system called the Imperial system because it's, y'know, British? Overthrow this decadent European measurement system! We should make our own!

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Thirty-three degrees of motion, m~+~$#*%~&$&! YEAH! Gained three degrees when I thought progress was stopping. Today was my last PT appointment, but I'm gon' keep working this b+!!* 'til it begs for mercy. They said I'd never get 60 to 70 (normal), but that's going to be my goal anyway.

Did you ever think you'd see somebody so ridiculously happy about a gain of three degrees of motion in a stupid fingertip? ;)

P.S. Oh, also gained about 8 pounds of grip strength.

P.P.S. Why aren't we on metric yet?

David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Just for grins, I checked the Craigslist entry for the Cort guitar. It's now down to $15 after two months on the list. STILL no contact information for the ad. *headdesk*
Not even the "reply" button up on the left?

Still isn't one. Just "reply below" and the default Craigslist "we'll send the seller an email" offer. I'm tempted to go to the area on the map and put up a sign.

Just for grins, I checked the Craigslist entry for the Cort guitar. It's now down to $15 after two months on the list. STILL no contact information for the ad. *headdesk*

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I didn't recall any occurrences of "squamous", but "batrachian" abounds!

How lovely! Do you hear gulls?

Female Humanish

Oh, no problem with work. I am losing my main client. She's moving after I spent two months over the summer putting off other clients to wait for her to return. 1 week's work and gone. Sonuva.

♪♫ Gloom, despair, and agony on me;
Deep dark depression, excessive misery;
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all;
Gloom, despair, and agony on me. ♪♫

I don't have a lot of choice. I can do the soups or something for one of the meals, but it's gonna be liquid.

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Since I will be on a liquid diet for six weeks, I went ahead and ordered Soylent liquid meal replacements. One pitcher a day for full nutritional needs. I also cheated and ordered the coffee/breakfast bottles, too. But basically, I just spent $103 on a month's worth of meals. With free shipping.

I already feel like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.

So we have a bard and a cleric. Do we need a standard party makeup for 13th Age?

Female Humanish

My read of catching on fire is that flaming characters get an automatic save on their turn to see if the fire goes out. If it doesn't and they take an extinguishing action, they get a second save with a bonus as a result of that action. If they take a non-extinguishing action (like grappling an Electric Gnome), they get no second save on that turn. Is that how you read it, CH? But I don't know why Explosive Bomb has a different bonus (+2) to the save vs Catching on Fire (+4).

I'm interested because setting things on fire is kind of Sylvia's shtick. She must have idolized Hinzackle in school.

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Yeah, you guys keep safe and get to a dry place if need be. Check in when you can to let us know how it's going.

Today's article about the flooding says it's only going to get worse.

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GAH. Best of luck getting it all cleaned up, Rags.

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I think they are running short on people. Maybe they use newcomers as food or something.

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I know Cape Breton for their friendly attitude towards US immigrants.

Where are you going, Patrick? The wilds of Canadia?

Practicing "eating" kefir from the squeeze bags before it's an absolute necessity. It's kind of choky and drooly. Gonna need a bib.

Oh man, how awful! Hopefully, they'll party away without you guys and have a good time, then kick it up when you get there.

I have no fear of looking stupid! Where do I sign, and how much do I pay you?

Female Humanish

People postied here! Hello, peoples!

I haven't had much work for a couple of months so lean times. Back to work now, but going to be off again for at least a week starting August 24th when they break my jaw. This summer can end now.

Female Humanish

Holy cow! How many players/player characters are there?

Female Humanish

I used to do that. 3d6 IN ORDER. Not 4d6 drop the lowest. No rerolling ones. 3d6.

Fine, let's see what my roll would be:

hp: 1d8 ⇒ 8


STR: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 5) = 8
DEX: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 4, 4) = 10
CON: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 4, 2) = 8
INT: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 3) = 9
WIS: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 6, 1) = 11
CHA: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 2) = 5

That's more like it. The most hated cleric ever.

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Plan: Elope.

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Pain: building character since 20,000 BCE.

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I woke up at 2:30 am dreaming that Jerry Cantrell was performing a ritual to resurrect Layne Staley so the original Alice in Chains could play another concert. It was a stupid dream, because he'd have to bring back Mike Starr, too.

So 3-1/2 hours of sleep. That's not too bad, is it?

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Be sure to treat yourself well today - maybe splurge on a nice orange juice or kale blazer or some other nutritious pick-me-up.

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