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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.


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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. >.<


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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.


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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. :)


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


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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.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Got some sleep at home. Feeling a bit better now, though still a lot of pain. At its worst it was approaching the pain level of surgery without anaesthetic. (The anesthesiologist screwed up bad when I had my c section.) It wasn't as bad as that. I only involuntarily screamed the one time. But it was definitely getting up there. Your wife has my sympathies Yuugasa. Ovarian cysts suck big time.

In happier news, we adopted two kittens today. I had been working hard all week to buy all the stuff and get the house ready. My husband is working from home tomorrow so he can help me take care of them since I still have limited ability to move around. They're almost five months old. One is a grey tiger striped girl we are naming Eris, and the other is an all black boy we are naming Mordin.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

CT scan shows it isn't appendicitis. They think it was a ruptured cyst, which means there's nothing to do but try and manage the pain. So basically a night in the ER for nothing...well, not entirely nothing, I guess. The morphine helped a little. Otherwise it was just a long painful night. :(


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

In the ER, waiting to see what's wrong with me...potentially appendix. I'd say the week did not get better. :(


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Ugh. This week sucks. Will probably be pretty scarce today. I have a massive amount of cleaning to do, errands to run, and a character to finish for tomorrow's RL game. We shall see how my group likes the gender fluid inquisitor/swashbuckler who thinks he's the best thing in the history of ever.:)


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FireclawDrake wrote:

Fractals are anything but random!

But yes! I once again have power! And they say power corrupts. So BWAHAHAHA!

Lyn, did you want to play the Lumos side of Vai's conversation or should I do that myself?

You're right, they're not random...but the pattern looks random...and very not vase-like...methinks she is about to get a bad grade. ;)

Feel free to play out Lumos if you like, but I can do it if you'd rather not.


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Hey, wherever it is the good ideas flow from, I'm glad to have more ideas for the story. :)


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Kryzbyn wrote:

The in real life bit.

Oh, I've had that happen before. It's a natural reaction to updating the game last thing before going to bed...at least that's what I tell myself...:P


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FireclawDrake wrote:
So... It snowed like 20cm last night here, and we had crazy winds. Half of my city is without power, including me. Posting this before my phone dies. Hopefully they get the power back soon!

+1 on hoping you get power back soon.


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Edward Sobel wrote:

I took computer repair classes as well

but when I went to class we were using windows 3.1 and widows 95 was just coming out.

The main difference is that they hide menus in slightly different places. :P


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Melody Waverider wrote:

Thanks Lyn... I didn't even have to ask you, did i mention you are a great person today?

Ok enough butt kissing... thanks and also thanks Jacob for that cool feat.

Also some know this already but I am recently experienceing Carpal Tunnel and last night I was in severe pain. today is better but I have severly reduced strength in by hand.

tomorrow I see a doctor and might need surgury.

I knew it was trouble when I dropped my lunch on the floor cause I couldn't grip the fork to eat.

Yikes! Good luck and I hope that they can help you get back to normal as quickly as possible.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Sorry for my lack of posting yesterday. I was having one of those days where little things kept going wrong and sucking up all my time. Hopefully I will make better progress on that to-do list today. :)

Of course some of this depends on how successful I am at dealing with the crap my son's computer got infected with...not really the way I want to put those computer repair classes to work....


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Melody Waverider wrote:
Jacob Forgehand wrote:

@Ed +2 bonus to Survival and Heal, I think.

And, thanks. Made it myself ;)

If its a home brew feat then Lyn needs to approve it first before it can be used.

I will allow that feat for Mel. It addresses a problem that you've had with concepts vs mechanics.


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FireclawDrake wrote:
Hmm.. Lyn, I have a thought. How's Fieri's schedule looking? Would she be teaching Music this period such that Lily could be in that class?

Today the game is musical teachers...Fi is subbing for Ephebe so Pan is subbing for Fi. That said, Fi has an elementary class to teach second period, so she's not available to teach a tutorial class at that time. She does have openings third and fourth period though. Tutorial classes are usually only one or two students at a time. That's why there a re so many music teachers, most of them student teachers. Ephebes class has gym during fifth period though, so for that one hour Fi is able to teach her normal tutorial class, so if you want you can put Lily in that slot.


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Jacob, you pretty well described Carl. Slight difference in background, but pretty much the same thing.


Orthos wrote:
Just found out one of my aunts has two concurrent cancers. =/

Sympathies. :(


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LordSynos wrote:
lynora wrote:

Trying to decide if I am recovered enough from awful sickness to go to renn fair today...

The wise decision is probably to stay home, but I've never been known for my wisdom...

Hope you're feeling better and got to go to the renn fair too.

Wisdom's only for Clerics anyhow...

Lol. Yep, went to renn...had a good time, saw Zoltan the Adequate, enjoyed turkey leg and cinnamon almonds (only two food choices there available to me...not an allergy friendly environment), and bought too much art. I can't seem to resist inexpensive, beautiful prints. And then collapsed from exhaustion after we got home. :)


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icehawk333 wrote:

The whole "only in one timeline" thing makes me want to smash my head on the keyboard.

It means that, since branching timelines are created, that any timeline other then this one suddenly don't have Ephebe.

When interacting what her, if you make a certain choice, there can't be a timeline where you didn't make that choice, because Ephebe wasn't ever there, meaning that this timeline is entirely self-contained. Time magic other then hers has to be impossible, because this timeline is /entirely/ linear.

Not to mention the intrusion from other timelines, meaning you suddenly put a time-traveler unto a entirely linear path.

So... It kinda confuses me how it is both "endless branching timelines" and "one linear timeline" at the same time.

If it helps, Ephebe's personal timeline isn't always linear...and this timeline was messed up by a time demon, who interfered with it significantly. It changes things. She collapsed several potential realities before they actually existed.

Tl;dr. I hate time travel.


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Melody Waverider wrote:
lynora wrote:

Re: time travel:

Established canon for time travel is that every time you perpetuate a change you create a new alternate reality. The old reality continues along, but you are no longer part of it because when you changed things you became part of the new reality. You can never actually go back to exactly the same reality you left. This is the standard thing that happens when someone travels in time.
Ephebe is a whole different problem. She was raised largely outside of time and only had a connection to the first reality she originally came from. As the champion of time she can effect other realities with impunity, which is not to say that it's easy to do. She's the only version of herself left after a long battle with a time demon killed off all the other alternate Ephebes. She currently has a bit of a dilemma involving two realities that are going to destroy each other if the way between them isn't sealed soon...one is the reality in which gameplay takes place, and one is the reality she comes from. Plus other complications. But that's the quick summary. Anyhoo, point being, a big part of her job is to stop people from creating alternate realities willy-nilly and/or clean up the mess after. She's been through some pretty horrific stuff. She doesn't need more mess added to it.

So, given all that, you can see how lots of time travel stuff creates story headaches like you wouldn't believe. From a strictly mechanics point of view, anything with time travel is tricky outside of the control of a GM. Melody is mostly allowed because her powers are still latent and I have a built-in check for her in the character of Ephebe. It tends to involve a lot of negotiation and can be very frustrating for a player who ends up feeling like they are getting nerfed too often. Basically it ends up being a point of conflict more often than not and is therefore not the best idea.

I am sorry I didn't know Mel was causing any problems

Unless I am misreading. I will adjust as needed if it will help

Mel is not causing trouble. I was addressing why an exception was made for her character even though time travel is part of her concept. The problems were addressed during character creation. She's not running around with a TARDIS causing problems yet. ;)


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♣♠Magic♦♥ wrote:

Makes sense.

Botany works well enough anyways. :)
That's outside, correct?

Yep.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Re: time travel:

Established canon for time travel is that every time you perpetuate a change you create a new alternate reality. The old reality continues along, but you are no longer part of it because when you changed things you became part of the new reality. You can never actually go back to exactly the same reality you left. This is the standard thing that happens when someone travels in time.
Ephebe is a whole different problem. She was raised largely outside of time and only had a connection to the first reality she originally came from. As the champion of time she can effect other realities with impunity, which is not to say that it's easy to do. She's the only version of herself left after a long battle with a time demon killed off all the other alternate Ephebes. She currently has a bit of a dilemma involving two realities that are going to destroy each other if the way between them isn't sealed soon...one is the reality in which gameplay takes place, and one is the reality she comes from. Plus other complications. But that's the quick summary. Anyhoo, point being, a big part of her job is to stop people from creating alternate realities willy-nilly and/or clean up the mess after. She's been through some pretty horrific stuff. She doesn't need more mess added to it.

So, given all that, you can see how lots of time travel stuff creates story headaches like you wouldn't believe. From a strictly mechanics point of view, anything with time travel is tricky outside of the control of a GM. Melody is mostly allowed because her powers are still latent and I have a built-in check for her in the character of Ephebe. It tends to involve a lot of negotiation and can be very frustrating for a player who ends up feeling like they are getting nerfed too often. Basically it ends up being a point of conflict more often than not and is therefore not the best idea.


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♣♠Magic♦♥ wrote:

Oops. Guess I didn't notice that.

Why only first?

Previously established as the only time the class was offered. Not enough advanced illusion students to justify a second class.


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Oh, and re: the Taco Bell thing, that character is not from an alternate earth. Kedikai is from a world in Empire controlled space. It's just one of those weird coincidences where the same awful thing shows up in two different places...likely infernal influence. ;)
In other words, not really a big enough deal to demand a retcon, so I think it's best to let it slide and move on. (But yeah, try to remember that your character is not from Earth...if you think it would be weird for the Milennium Falcon to hit a Burger King drive through, it probably doesn't work so great here either.)


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Rakki, you can't have advanced illusion second period because it's only offered during first...but it's totally cool to have read his schedule wrong. :P

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