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Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

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...;)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

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.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

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.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

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


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

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


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

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


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

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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♣♠Magic♦♥ wrote:

What kind of "cameras" do Fei's nanites have?

Like, could he be recording this for later?

Other question: Do Patrons have the ability to assert their ideals in our universe? Like, could Lumos put out the sun? Or Dreams give people he doesn't like nightmares 8hours a day, seven days a week? Or can only champions use the concept abilities?

Lumos would never put out the sun. Make it bigger and brighter so it destroys a planet, sure, but nothing that would increase the power of his competitor, Umbral.

Anyways, yes, they could, but they gave that up millennia ago. Around the time the gods rebelled. They're trying to avoid a repeat of that debacle, and really they only care about each other anyways. That's the origin of their game. They want to prove their superiority over each other. It staves off boredom anyways...


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Okay, so, I was about to advance the scene in the elementary class and I vaguely remembered there being some question about Kim? If it was just about paperwork we can hand wave it and say the issue was resolved in the interests of moving forward.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Ephebe is size Large when in dragon form. It's okay, Lang, you can stop chewing on your foot now. ;P


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I am so tired of being tired. I got through the PMs and such, but only one post before my brain has decided that it's done for the night. I can't keep my eyes open. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.


Well, I think we all got a bit confused then.

DB3, would you care to clear things up? Would you prefer that we wait to get started until everyone is ready or should the three of us with characters already done just start posting to gameplay now?


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Also I must have accidentally hidden this thread...this is what happens when I check paizo while half asleep.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Sorry for my lack of posting lately. I've been trying to catch up on real life stuff and it leaves me too tired to think. :/


I think we are waiting on MG to finish his character? As far as I know the rest of us have just been waiting for all the characters to be ready. Unless you would prefer we just start posting to game play DB3. It would be a shame to scuttle a game over overly courteous players. ;P


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I play casters a lot, and I came up with three ways to abuse the class as written within a minute of having read the full description. Arcanist might work in certain settings, but adjustments need to be made to things to accommodate them that in my opinion decrease the fun.

As for brawler replacing monk, that depends on the style of monk you're playing. It does mean you don't have to play a monk to be an effective pugilist which is good in my opinion. It's frustrating when you want to play a boxer and you end up having to choose to either be a really bad boxer or basically end up playing Jackie Chan. ;P

Slayer I think reads powerful, but would play weak. Shaman...yeah, I'll give you that one. It's on the upper end of the power scale for sure. I wouldn't necessarily want it in a RL game, but I think Avalon can handle it.


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Oh, and before I forget again, I approve of all of the ACG classes except Arcanist. Stacking the same type of magic with the same type of magic accessed in a different way while trying to make it a distinct class ended up with something that is made of pure spray cheese, IMO, and it would really be a hassle to deal with in gameplay.

I need to rebuild Kitty as Hunter now instead of Druid...planning on having her retrain ninja levels too, but haven't entirely decided for what yet....


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FireclawDrake wrote:
lynora wrote:
Also, this fanfic is unintentionally nostalgic. My friends were really into MLP when I was in third grade so all the familiar names are a little weird to me. Bad childhood memories of the horrific movie ( you know, the one where the ponies get turned into dragons...and I then got woken up by little sisters waking up screaming in the middle of the night for a couple of weeks...ugh...so many nightmares and parents slept on anoth floor so it was my problem...I rather preferred the ponies as dragons...) are a lot of why I don't even bother to watch the new series. Well, that and when I did give it a chance I wanted to hit my head against the wall before the episode ended...not my cup of tea.

Heh, I totally get why watching the show would be frustrating, but to me, it's like a Disney movie. The characters are needlessly dense, the big baddies always get Deus Ex'd away, but at the same time I can't help it. It's like liquid joy into my brain.

Re: The fic... Honestly it actually reminds me a lot of Avalon at times. Hell... In Song of Whispers... There's a pony who loves to sing who cannot use his voice because it's so destructive.

Yeah, I can really see the Avalon parallels. I've only read the first part so far, and I mostly liked it, at least as long as we stick to the alternate ending. The first ending was....well, the bible verses really spoiled it for me. Totally broke whatever suspension of disbelief I'd managed to build up. Not to mention the whole Marty Stu aspect.

And thanks for the distraction. I keep pushing myself too far and having to lay down and rest...I am a terrible patient. It's provided hours of distraction from pain so far. And a distraction from how sick I am of wearing yoga pants...blech. Normally I have strict rules about not wearing sweats outside the house. It's not the best for my mental health. But as I discovered the hard way yesterday, even comfy jeans are still too constricting. Not exactly enjoying feeling like a slob. :(


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Yuugasa wrote:
lynora wrote:

As far as who I am attracted to, I definitely have a type. Slender, blonde, but with enough curves to be interesting. Not that I can't be attracted to people who fall outside of that type, but most of the people I've been attracted to over the years, celebrity or real life, fall inside that type. Examples include but are not limited to Anna Paquin, Chris Pines, Katee Sackhoff, Alexander Skarsgaard.

And then there are a couple of actors that I don't find all that physically attractive, but there's something about their voice that just turns me into a puddle. Notable examples would be Vin Diesel and Keira Knightley. I would happily listen to either one of them read a phone book. :)

*shrug* that said, attraction is a weird thing and not always easily predicted.

Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgaard? And I was just watching True Blood before getting online...

That one scene...you know the one where Sookie and Eric hook up? Best. Porn. Ever. ;)


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Liranys wrote:
lynora wrote:

As far as who I am attracted to, I definitely have a type. Slender, blonde, but with enough curves to be interesting. Not that I can't be attracted to people who fall outside of that type, but most of the people I've been attracted to over the years, celebrity or real life, fall inside that type. Examples include but are not limited to Anna Paquin, Chris Pines, Katee Sackhoff, Alexander Skarsgaard.

And then there are a couple of actors that I don't find all that physically attractive, but there's something about their voice that just turns me into a puddle. Notable examples would be Vin Diesel and Keira Knightley. I would happily listen to either one of them read a phone book. :)

*shrug* that said, attraction is a weird thing and not always easily predicted.

I Am Groot

Yet another reason to love that movie. ^.^


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Also, this fanfic is unintentionally nostalgic. My friends were really into MLP when I was in third grade so all the familiar names are a little weird to me. Bad childhood memories of the horrific movie ( you know, the one where the ponies get turned into dragons...and I then got woken up by little sisters waking up screaming in the middle of the night for a couple of weeks...ugh...so many nightmares and parents slept on anoth floor so it was my problem...I rather preferred the ponies as dragons...) are a lot of why I don't even bother to watch the new series. Well, that and when I did give it a chance I wanted to hit my head against the wall before the episode ended...not my cup of tea.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

So Tamrin was basically right outside the room getting ready to go in and talk to Vai when she teleported away, yes? Waiting for confirmation of this before I post Aanada's reaction.


As far as who I am attracted to, I definitely have a type. Slender, blonde, but with enough curves to be interesting. Not that I can't be attracted to people who fall outside of that type, but most of the people I've been attracted to over the years, celebrity or real life, fall inside that type. Examples include but are not limited to Anna Paquin, Chris Pines, Katee Sackhoff, Alexander Skarsgaard.
And then there are a couple of actors that I don't find all that physically attractive, but there's something about their voice that just turns me into a puddle. Notable examples would be Vin Diesel and Keira Knightley. I would happily listen to either one of them read a phone book. :)

*shrug* that said, attraction is a weird thing and not always easily predicted.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

I pick up random bits of useless knowledge like a sponge and know too many bronies... I know almost as much about the show as people who watch it. >.<


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Potentially. Not sure yet what topics need to be discussed. I'll copy you and DB3 if need be, but if it's just about Light, Hope, and Courage no need to have everyone involved.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

So it's good fanfic? ;P


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>.>

<.<

Link? ;P

Hey, it can't be worse than the movies I've been watching while I've been resting the last few days. :)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Email is fine with me. And yes, we should probably chat. There are some details that we should clarify.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

No, he wanted her to be saved. It proved that they would protect her. *evil grin*


I like puppies just fine. But I'm allergic and we want to keep my asthma under control. So I'll stick with kitties. :)


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Lumos is done talking for now.


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The kitties have relaxed enough around each other to play fight now...this may or may not be a good thing. :P


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When I first joined the paizo forums I was just beginning to design Chance. Several members of my real life game were posting here and they told me about several threads I should read for advice on different stuff. Since I was just planning to lurk and gather information I could use for world design, I picked the name of Chance's spymaster (Lynora de Trevante) as my screen name, except I left off the last name. Honestly I lurked for a very long time before I ever started posting.:)

Of course now I'm so used to my screen name that it seems more like my name sometimes than my real name. :D


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Sorry for my slow posting still. Today is the first day I've been able to sit up for any length of time and it is hard to type lying down.


Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:

Well in about 90 minutes, I get to give a presentation to all of our VP's. I hate public speaking

Hope it went well.


Orthos wrote:
LordSynos wrote:
@ Orthos - If there will be no one home during the day, and they're not going to be outdoors cats, I definitely suggest two as opposed to one. A kitty without a playmate is an unhappy, mischievous kitty indeed.

Yeah I was thinking similarly. Outdoors isn't an option (apartment and all) and me being gone about 9 hours of most days with no one else home.

It'll be a few months before I can consider it in greater detail though.

Based on past experience, more than two cats is not at all a good idea, but two is just about perfect. Although our current two are kind of avoiding each other. They are humorously polite about everything, even taking turns when they both want to play with the same toy.


LordSynos wrote:

@ Lynora - Yikes! That sounds terrifying. :( I hope you're feeling better now. Is that the kind of thing that happens once and then you're clear going forward, or one of those ones that is more likely once is starts happening? I really hope it's the former.

Hope the kittens are working out. I know when my mum got a kitten, my allergies kicked up something awful, but after a month (taking an antihistamine every day) I adapted. I know meds vary across the pond, but I got this stuff called Neo Clarityn. Really did the job.

He's taking Benadryl regularly now. Might have to add in some Zyrtec like what I take. Claritin tends to have to many side effects. I've had good results with Allegra in the past, but my husband gets nasty side effects from that. Zyrtec tends to cause less trouble than the other options.


Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:

I was wondering why there were no FAWTL posts of late...and then discovered I had accidentally hidden the thread during my one handed checking of posts from the ER. I blame the morphine. ;)

Needless to say, I had an interesting weekend. Saturday's gaming session was cut short when I collapsed from intense abdominal pain and had to be taken to the ER. A whole night of tests just to determine thar I had a ruptured ovarian cyst. The only good thing was not having to be put in a hospital gown. I was wearing a loose t shirt and yoga pants so they let me keep a tiny fraction of dignity and keep my normal clothes on.
So I've been resting and taking lots if ibuprofen for the pain since they let me out. It's slowly getting better.
And just to add to the insanity, we got two new kittens. Eris and Mordin. Eris is grey with stripes and Mordin is all black. On the not so good side the kidlet seems to be allergic. :(

yikes. I understand ruptured cysts are the worst kind of pain. I am glad you are on the mend and I hope there are no more cysts or ruptures in the future.

I am sad to hear of your sons allergies but glad to hear that the kittens are wonderful. I wish I could have a kitten.

Yeah, my pain scale is kinda skewed. When I had my son the anesthesiologist screwed up so my legs were numb but my torso wasn't, so I could feel everything through the c section. It was a whole new world of pain, kinda like an out of body experience, and I remember wondering who was screaming and realizing that it was me. So that's my 10 on a 1 to 10 pain scale. This was a solid 8, with occasional waves of 9. Really hope I never have to go through this again.

But I'm doing much better now and even able to sit up again. I had to lay flat the past couples of days because that was the only comfortable position. The kitties have been making convalescing more pleasant. They curl up with me and purr which keeps me from getting all stressed out. :)


He loves the kittens. Especially Eris because she is more playful. He had to stay home from school today because he was too congested to sleep last night, so Eris has been curled up on the chaise with him all day. I have a feeling this means she will want to play all night.


I was wondering why there were no FAWTL posts of late...and then discovered I had accidentally hidden the thread during my one handed checking of posts from the ER. I blame the morphine. ;)
Needless to say, I had an interesting weekend. Saturday's gaming session was cut short when I collapsed from intense abdominal pain and had to be taken to the ER. A whole night of tests just to determine thar I had a ruptured ovarian cyst. The only good thing was not having to be put in a hospital gown. I was wearing a loose t shirt and yoga pants so they let me keep a tiny fraction of dignity and keep my normal clothes on.
So I've been resting and taking lots if ibuprofen for the pain since they let me out. It's slowly getting better.
And just to add to the insanity, we got two new kittens. Eris and Mordin. Eris is grey with stripes and Mordin is all black. On the not so good side the kidlet seems to be allergic. :(


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Mordin. Like the character in Mass Effect.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Apparently telepathy strikes again. :)

Thanks for the well wishes. The doctor said I should be feeling better in a day or two.

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