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Monkeygod wrote:
Lyn, sent ya a PM the other day, but its nothing that can't wait, just want to make sure ya got it.

Yep, sorry, lost track of that one. Response sent.


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FireclawDrake wrote:

I was referencing this with that Vai post Lyn.

Austin Powers references are still topical, right?! The movie's only 17 years old!

>_>

<_<

Lol. I would never have gotten that.


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Casseus Rex wrote:
Casseus is an ass. He's a deep CN atm. It doesn't feel right just hand waving his acclimation to having to get along with people.

It's cool. And amusingly ironic that Jeran of all people is faulting him for having trouble getting along with people. :)


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♣♠Magic♦♥ wrote:
Lyn, do you watch Face Off?

No, I dont.


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For me I had to get to a point where I could let go of the anger. It wasn't hurting anyone but me. Part of that was learning that forgiveness doesn't mean you have to trust that person or put yourself in a position where you have to be vulnerable to them again. It's not about taking down boundaries that are there for a very good reason. its just about letting go of the anger because life is too short to waste obsessing about other people's actions and too long to spend being bitter towards everyone who has ever hurt me. They don't define me unless I let them and I've got better things to focus on.
Now I am a champion grudge holder, so don't think that's an easy attitude for me to maintain. Every day I have to make an effort to just let go of the past and stay focused on now. But it's worth it for the peace of mind it brings. And there are so many other things I need that emotional energy for. :)
Some days I'm better at it than others....


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Kevin Ramos wrote:
He's in cute goo dragon form. :P

Thanks. :)


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The Dalesman wrote:

Figured I'd swing this over here to avoid thread clutter :)

Keme Tokala wrote:
Keme has a rather antagonistic relationship with Fei. It may color his perceptions. Doesn't exactly help that Nasima had a crush on Fei. And then Fei lecturing him when he was trying to ask for help...somehow I don't think those two are gonna become best buds anytime soon, :P

They certainly did, but those two did take some first steps to reconcile that antagonism after Keme's resurrection (and before my 'hiatus' from the Boards).

I know it's been over a year since this stuff got posted, but it's only been a couple of days in game time. if I may humbly submit:

** spoiler omitted **

Not being a jerk to Fei because he doesn't have to be anymore and actually thinking well of the guy are two different things...but he'll keep the snide comments to himself when Vai is around and conscious. :)

Besides, Making snide comments about Fei is such a hard habit to break... especially if you happen to be a very young fox without a lot of maturity....


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Is Kevin currently in goo dragon form or cute guy form?


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Drejk wrote:
lynora wrote:

I was bullied very badly in elementary school, so when I got to junior high I mastered the fine art of being invisible. It's disturbing how easy it is to be perceived as part of the furniture if you really set your mind to it. I spent those two years observing the kids around me like an anthropologist observing a foreign culture. By high school I had learned how to safely avoid the pecking order altogether. As long as I never tried to belong anywhere, I was welcome everywhere. I was just that weird artsy goth girl. (The goth thing was an accident...I was learning how to use makeup and had really, really pale skin, plus all my clothes came from thrift stores and black clothes tend to show wear and tear the least. Thank goodness I had blond hair or my high school pics would elicit even more protests of I wasn't trying to look like a vampire, I swear. :P)

So you were relying on stealth and subterfuge and now expect us to believe you are not a vampire? :P

......dammit, you've discovered my secret! ;P


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I was bullied very badly in elementary school, so when I got to junior high I mastered the fine art of being invisible. It's disturbing how easy it is to be perceived as part of the furniture if you really set your mind to it. I spent those two years observing the kids around me like an anthropologist observing a foreign culture. By high school I had learned how to safely avoid the pecking order altogether. As long as I never tried to belong anywhere, I was welcome everywhere. I was just that weird artsy goth girl. (The goth thing was an accident...I was learning how to use makeup and had really, really pale skin, plus all my clothes came from thrift stores and black clothes tend to show wear and tear the least. Thank goodness I had blond hair or my high school pics would elicit even more protests of I wasn't trying to look like a vampire, I swear. :P)


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FireclawDrake wrote:

It's Thanksgiving weekend for us Canucks, so I'll be on my phone only for the next couple days. Posting will be very limited, sorry!

Mmmm.... Turkey....

Happy Thanksgiving. :)


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Kallie C'tan wrote:
Not to add to your work load but here is my new char, I made her a single class expert because that fit my idea of her being a student, if you think she needs more class based power I can change it, otherwise here we go.

Looks good. And it's fine to give a character room to grow. Character approved.


Drejk wrote:
lynora wrote:
We have a self cleaning litter box and every time the rake goes across after a kitty has done their business, both kitties rush over to the litter box to watch the show. Apparently if you're a kitten watching an automated rake clear away your poo is endlessly entertaining.
Because human children do not spend some time watching the water flush in water closet, nor do they play with it...

I've heard of children who do that, but the only ones I ever took care of were terrified of the toilet and the noise it made. My younger sisters, the kids I used to babysit, my son...all scared of the toilet.


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My apologies for lack of posts today. I had a migraine. I managed to get some PMs answered before I lost the ability to focus my eyes enough to read. But then I was pretty much just not able to handle bright light. I'm gonna give it a go again now, but on the off chance I just don't have it in me, Jacob and Settro please pause and wait for reactions. There are other people in that scene. Kim is freaking out and glowing and Fi is definitely going to have something to say about trying an impromptu exorcism in her classroom.


One of these days I need to catch up with my deviant art account again. Maybe even try putting up some artwork again...,of course that means sorting out the scanner first and it was hard enough getting the bloody machine to just print things and copy things. Scanning is a whole other barrel of monkeys, because apparently the idea of having an understandable user interface never actually occurred to the designers of this machine....which is really a shame since if you can manage to get the stars to align just right so you can use it the scanner is quit good quality and much much better than the one on my POS inkjet printer.


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We have a self cleaning litter box and every time the rake goes across after a kitty has done their business, both kitties rush over to the litter box to watch the show. Apparently if you're a kitten watching an automated rake clear away your poo is endlessly entertaining.


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Death_Keeper wrote:
Non puns please.... :/

Wormfood? Previously? Sorry, anything else I can think of is a pun.


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Ed, in case you miss it, there's a problem that Mel is uniquely qualified to solve...now it's just a matter of connecting problem with problem solver. :)


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MisterLurch wrote:
Justin Case

That would be confusing for me as there is a character by that name in Patrick's Silver Rose game that I am a player in. I'd keep wondering when he was going to start with the snark and fireballs. :P


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Kevin Ramos wrote:

Would anyone mind if I put some Kevin in the headmaster's office convo?

He'd be going because there's no teacher and no sub, but could overhear the convo, to which he has some pertinent information.

Go right ahead. Saves trouble tracking down that info later. :)


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Yeah, it seems to be an us or them kind of thing. I used to get really upset about this whole idea of having to pick a team as it were and spent a lot of time driving myself a little bit nuts trying to figure it out. And then I decided that I belong to team I'm not playing this game and nobody gets to tell me that what I know to be true about myself is wrong. That way lies madness.
Honestly like most things that involve one human being picking on another, it's about someone feeling insecure about something.


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Okay, hopefully I have now taken care of enough administrative stuff to actually get a few gameplay posts in...


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Monkeygod wrote:

Is the history of the Empire/dragons/etc more or less as is in Dragonstar for this game?

In other words, could I read up on the history of all that stuff in the DS books, or are there too many differences in our version?

We've added a lot of home brew stuff. I would say the books at this point would constitute the sanitized official version according to the Empire. So like maybe half the story.


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FireclawDrake wrote:
icehawk333 wrote:

Settro just appeared becuase doom kitten's PC is infected with some demon thing.

That's about the context I have.

Kim: this is literally it. You haven't missed anything else. Settro teleported into Kim's classroom and said there was a demon, and Jacob said it was probably him.

People present include Kim, Jacob, Vriska, Pyra, Dara, and possibly Phaedra and Ignace.

Relevant posts start here: http://paizo.com/campaigns/TheAvalonChronicles/gameplay&page=1394#69664

Nice summary of the situation. Phaedra and Ignace are there as are Vis and Chara and Gareth.


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icehawk333 wrote:

Indeed... But is there only one elementary class?

The whole field trip thing has confused me there.

There are two elementary classes, soon to be three. However the elementary PCs that are not Ryo's kids are all in one class. Half of that class is on the field trip and half is still at school where Fieri is subbing for their class since Ephebe is the field trip chaperone.


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Monkeygod wrote:
So Agartha was already a planet beforehand, just nothing could live there?

Yes. Think Mars. A rocky planet with no real atmosphere to speak of.


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Death_Keeper wrote:
Lol I've been reading the posts with sheess and Rhyleh, and its wonderful... Making the oldest dragoness feel like a teenager

Lol. Yes, that is definitely part of what makes their interactions so awesome. At over six hundred years old she hasn't been referred to as young in a very long time before he came along. :D


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icehawk333 wrote:
It doesn't feel like I do. I just kinda sit around, waiting for someone to interact with me. I try too hard to stick to what my charecters would actually be doing, and wind up with inactive charecters as a result.

First of all, I do think that you contribute to the game. If you are concerned about your characters being too reactive, I would advise you to think not just about what your characters would do in response top stuff, but what is their agenda? Everyone has one. What are their goals, dreams, etc? When they're not reacting to other characters, have them pursuing their own agenda so others can react to them. It's just a little shift in mindset. And if your current characters have agendas that are too passive for that to work, think about making one that has a more dynamic agenda so that you have a go-to character for when you feel like you need to be driving the story more.


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Monkeygod wrote:
How many moons does Agartha have?

I don't think we've ever specified exactly. At least one.


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Monkeygod wrote:

I forget, was Agartha created wholecloth via the amethysts with some Create Planet type ritual, or did they find an uninhabited one and mold it to their desires?

Either way, how old exactly is Agartha?

Agartha was created from an uninhabited/uninhabitable planet and changed using a powerful and complicated ritual. And yes, it is roughly 1000 years old.


Orthos wrote:

That explains why it doesn't bother me, at least. I never felt burned or hurt by the 3.5 proliferation. My group and I collected a great deal of those books and in nearly every single one of them we found something worth using, be it classes, races, spells, feats, items, monsters, SOMETHING.

So I don't have the "here we go again" mindset towards PF doing similar with new classes.

One of the things that my group failed to realize until after the fact is that our GM is just to busy to care about new content. All of the innovations in our game are player driven.so we had a lot of 3.5 splat books that never saw use. On the other hand, currently anything that gives us players new classes, spells, feats and so on is useful and gets used. The ones that don't get used are the couple of books that the GM bought in a fit of optimism before he remembered that all innovation in our game is player driven. *shrug* Sometimes we have to learn these things the hard way.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:

Though I am honestly curious.

What is it about the Alchemist that you dislike? Or is it just a grognardian "they should have stuck with the basic 11 classes and everything else should have been alternates/archetypes thereof" stance?

not so much grognardian as it was a direction I really would have liked to see them go in that was more open and accessible to all. Going in this direction with new classes and new books brings back a lot of old, bad arms-race/bookspace/cash flow memories. Paizo and the attached community have been *considerably* more mature about it than wizards and company were, mind- stuff being available online for free has been a HUGE help- and I don't think the world would shatter into a million pieces if you appeared at a table I was at and said you wanted to play a witch. But I still prefer more options that don't require shiny new book and build upon what is already there. I just really really want more alternate class features and archetypes that help me to define a character as opposed to a class I can't leave very often. The SaGa series has also molded my mind that way.

I can understand that. I like the new classes and use them often, but after getting burned so bad by the 3.5 splat book proliferation, I know I am way more sensitive about that too. I'm really picky about how many books I will buy now. I just think the ones featuring the new classes are worth it to me. A lot of these just couldn't be done properly with archetypes and it adds to the kinds of stories that can be told. But then, I get bored with 'standard' fantasy fare easily and I'm always wanting to add in elements from the old pulp novels I fell in love with when I was a teen. And I find the new classes make that easier :)


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Jacob Forgehand wrote:

So, I have a question:

Is resurrection an overall gain for Death or Life, seeing that if a person is resurrected, he lives more life but gets to experience death again?

It's neutral. And Death is probably the least competitive patron of all...of course, he doesn't really have to be. I mean, everything dies. He doesn't really have to try very hard to keep his edge as it were.


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Melody Waverider wrote:

Ok... Is there something I should know about?

You wanted to be more involved with the plot right? ^.^


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Jacob, since it's going to be a plot point, I'm not going to answer your question right now. I do have this particular question thought out and it's going to make sense, but I don't want to ruin an upcoming scene either. Sorry for being so evasive on this.


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I was watching an anime while waiting for the pressure cooker (I'm canning applesauce). It's called Okami-San and her Seven Companions. Memorable quotes from the first episode include

"Never try to court a lady by calling her a hot guy"
"Hormones are more powerful than reason"
"Getting punched while naked must suck"

So much inspiration for funny/awkward scenes...;)


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Icehawk, I don't particularly share that opinion of chaotic evil. As DB3 and Dalesman can tell you, I tend to play with 'fixed' morality a lot, showing how a single action can be perceived as many things depending on the viewers context. (I went back and read some of the old free form game while I was recuperating and you could definitely see this theme repeated a lot.) So you might find an angel committing a cruel act because it was necessary for the greater good or you might meet a sympathetic daemon who shows surprising compassion as long as it doesn't interfere with 'work'. In my mind alignments are averages not absolute all the time straight jackets to behavior. And I play that up a lot, always trying to subvert expectations. That's the narrative context in which the Patrons were created. Plus, alignment is only used in the very loosest sense in this game in the first place. I prefer a greater degree of complexity in matters of morality. Keeping the philosophical differences in mind might help ease those moments of dissonance when the narrative isn't marching your expectations of how game world morality is dealt with.


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Kryzbyn wrote:
Dragonborn3 wrote:
Dream has been helpful to people. :)
So has Death, oddly enough.

Not coincidentally these two were called out for actually having good relationships with their champions. :)


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A balanced universe is static. It inhibits growth. They don't like that. Also, they can't remove Destruction...he's one of the players. He just can't fully, properly manifest like the rest. Because even destruction has its place.

And the gods wouldnt mean to kill everyone...they just sort of tend to crash around while fighting with each other. Honestly the patrons are downright careful in comparison. (And if you don't think the gods have the emotional maturity of toddlers, boy, do I have some fun mythology for you.)


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None of the Champions really understands what they're getting into when they sign on. They learn the rules as they go, usually the hard way. At first it was all sunshine and roses as they were able to do so much good with their new powers... And now we are to the part of the story where our fledgeling champions are discovering that power comes at a price.

Regarding what good the Patrons do:
They regularly keep the universe from getting destroyed, stop the gods from running amok and killing off everything in their wars, and provide many helpful benefits for mortals. But they are also selfish and self centered and don't necessarily care about collateral damage as long as they get their way. They don't care about good or evil or any of that. It's kind of like having a universe run by cats. ;P


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icehawk333 wrote:
Probably. Though, time doesn't much care for time travel either, most of the time.

Most of Ephebe's job is fixing the messes caused by time travel. Time would really love the assist on that.


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I think it makes sense for Krays to be able to sense the death of another Champion. Kind of on the same principle as the Discworld Death having to show up in person for the death of a wizard.

Destiny/Fate is not any more powerful than any of the others. It's different from knowledge however. Fate isn't about actually knowing what is going to happen; it's about the idea that everything that happens is somehow planned out ahead of time and can't be changed. It doesn't even have to be true to be a powerful idea.


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Lord Foul II wrote:

Heal and restoration are two of the spells I mentioned

*shrug*
And yes the chemical cocktail of epinephrin and norepinephrine is quite amazing it doesn't last forever and those broken ribs would hinder you once that happened unless treated, fatigued condition at least.

From the lack of sleep, sure, but honestly, not as much as you would think.


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Oh, and Magic, your NPC girl is supposed to be with the elementary class in the mornings to learn basic little kid school stuff. She's only in Vare's class in the afternoon. So you didn't mess things up. She's where she's supposed to be. If you want to skip her intro because she's more a part of the background, that's cool.


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Re:broken bones

In real life you can keep going with broken ribs, or even minor fractures in places like the hands or feet. Adrenaline is an amazing thing. The first time I broke a rib, I stood back up and finished the sparring match. Didn't even realize it was broken until hours later.
Game terms I would think that minor breaks and sprains and such would fall under hit point damage and thus would be healed by a cure spell. Major breaks would indeed cause ability damage and require something stronger, like restoration, to mend.


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Edward Sobel wrote:
Lord Foul II wrote:
Yes yes, but what's the data on effects on offspring?
real life science... data is inconclusive still due to the numerous outside factors. but there is an increased risk of offspring being born with Autisim or physical birth defects such as spina bifida. (Which I lost two children due to this)

I'm very sorry for your loss. :(

To add to the discussion, the problem is that there are many factors that can cause genetic mutations and it's bloody well impossible to isolate all of them. Plus the whole ethical aspect of experimenting on humans. And most mutations that still result in a healthy child are small and often invisible. It's not like you're going to be able to look at me and know my mom was exposed to high amounts of radiation before I was born. (She was. Cancer treatment in the seventies was less precise than now. They were still learning the lines between heal and harm. The radiation burns to her internal organs caused health problems throughout her life.) So, the scientific answer is a big fat we have no freaking idea because there are so many, many factors that might or might not be responsible for any one genetic mutation.

In game terms, spells like heal will genuinely heal all the damage. And/or don't forget about nanites. They can repair damage on a cellular level, there's not reason why any cells would be skipped over. Thus, no long term potential damage to offspring.


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So Aeons are equivalent to a seed of destruction...not a full Patron but still dang powerful


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Ah, thanks. I had forgotten that. sigh. Well, my brain will get back up to speed eventually...apparently not today but eventually... :P


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Actually didn't I already rule no Aeons in this setting? Thought I did...


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I posted to the game thread already. I assumed that they made it back to the apartment with detours for panic and insanity. Kryzbyn, up to you if Burne is still with Elise and Gerald or if they already parted ways.

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