GM Capt Wombat wrote:
thud, game stall
Yeah, sorry. Finals week. I fell asleep over my computer on Friday and that was really my last chance before weekend of crazy paper writing began. Sorry to those I left hanging. If all goes well I should get back to game Monday morning. If all doesn't go well more like Tuesday evening.
Regarding nanites, as I've said before, the nanites are programmed to the individual patient and the specific illness or injury. This can be a problem if the patient has no information on file about what they're supposed to be like when healthy. Guessing can and does lead to further damage to the patient. The alternative is to give the nanites a measure of intelligence which opens a whole different can of worms. Sometimes guessing is necessary and with known races carries a high degree of success which is often worth the risk. Mel isn't a known race and they've already been given orders not to use nanites on her for this reason.
Anything that contradicts this info can and will be retconned. As you said, Verris is good at his job and I see no reason to frak up the story because I was eating dinner.
Okay, so I don't have time to deal with this right now, but seriously guys, you were asked twice by someone with GM authority to take the argument to the other thread. I do not want to see one more post about it at all. Ice, DK, I will be sending PMs to both of you later tonight to try and unravel this particular interpersonal conflict. Everyone else just stop throwing gas on the fire.
I will buy Chronicle of the Righteous, Champions of Purity, Distant Worlds, or Cerulean Seas: Beasts of the Boundless Blue for the first twelve posters that want them
I find anything sufficiently heated and/or with sufficient quantities of capsaicin helps my sinuses. And an icepack over my eyes. Which I could use right now as I have a black eye from my sinuses being overly swollen. Next week is finals for me, and predictably I am also sick. Minor crud. Sore throat, swollen sinuses, headache, all that. Which is why I didn't post today yet. I needed some rest to try and feel less cruddy.
I kind of took that as both of them just standing there blankly with a 'what the hell?' look on their faces...
Er, all three of them that is. Miscounted for a moment.
For the sake of continuity, let's just say that someone else quietly undid the quarantine once the situation was contained. Likely to deliver a message or something else sensible.
Lord Foul II wrote:
ugh the walls in my dorm almost seem to amplify sound
And now you know why it's a good thing to hang blankets on the walls...or invest in noise-cancelling headphones. Or at least play music all the time to outcompete it. Nothing like blasting Debussy at full volume to get back at loud dorm mates. ;P
Capt, I was trying to keep the action away from Amber and Opel because of your posting schedule...do you want me to engage them in the combat? Because after a couple of paint bombs you're going to have a pack of them climbing the building. Also I thought we'd agreed on a different fey form for them instead of the dragon? Confused GM is confused.
LYN!! :P In game date, please! Ace has a birthday soonish. <begs with puppy dog eyes>
Well, the fall equinox is in about a week....falls on Saturday I think? And that would be around Sept 21. (Because I'm not making up a whole new calendar. I've played in a game that did and we always spent time arguing about what time of year it was because we could never get the dates right.)
Ah. Okay. Yeah, moving sucks. As a note it doesn't actually suck less when you get older, but it turns out if you spend your childhood in a semi-nomadic kind of way that when you're an adult staying in one place is hard....at least that's my experience. :)
Anyways, planning on going to college? I know there's lots of really good community colleges in Michigan. It's a good option for those who don't have a lot of money to spend on school. :)
It's not so bad here, but I know from experience that moving can really suck and meeting new people is hard.
Wait, graduate? As in from high school? Already? Aren't you a bit young for that?
Sorry for my lack of posts today. Trying to get back into the swing of things with school and also was doing a large part of my Christmas shopping. Trying to take advantage of sales. All from the comfort of my own home of course. I don't much care for shopping in person. :)
Alright, so regarding wards and teleports: Teleportation is allowed on the school grounds, and to and from the school grounds if going from the teleport room, and Champion teleports are not blocked by it. But new people showing up for the first time get shunted to just outside the wards if they try to teleport inside them. Within school grounds there is no amount of anti-teleport magic that can prevent someone from being teleported to detention if necessary.
As far as the situation with Renkai goes, this is a special circumstance, makes sense if you know the whole story, and is GM authorized. So no need to fret about it.
And yes, if you want background info on the world then me, DB3 and Dalesman is pretty much the list. Although FCD is authorized to make rulings on PvP if someone needs an arbiter when I'm not online. And yeah, he does run a lot of the story. (Thanks BTW). :)
And no, Mel, it's not all your fault. :)
Intent. The person with the sword knows they intend to stop the blow.
No, you missed a part. And began to act. You can intend harm all day long. But the second you start to act on it you're in the white room. (Detention intake sensory deprivation chamber). So he didn't need the shadowy hand thing.Even picking up the syringe doesn't count as acting on it. The system is designed to not punish people who thought about doing something bad and then thought better of it.
Sending has a 10 minute casting time.
Rendering it quickly into the world's most useless spell. I might be able to buy that if it were first level, but it is soooo not cool enough to justify its spell level let alone the ridiculous casting time.
In other words, I am totally willing to waive that particular piece of insanity.
Igni has stated over and over that he spends time studying people and the relationships between them. He keeps all his emotions bottled up which makes him awkward, but he still can observe. Also, conclusion jumping is a sacred right of anyone. :P People do it all the time. Sometimes by dumb luck they're even right. No sense getting upset because someone made a lucky guess.And he has previously demonstrated possessive behavior. Not to mention that Igni was able to hear some of the banter between Mel and Arthur during the flight. See previous comment about lucky guess.
Also, remember that Igni is also upset, confused, and trying to deal with emotions he'd rather not have. So he is lashing out in much the same way he's accusing Renkai of doing. It doesn't have to be a logical response. It may end up with both of them in detention.
Yeah, sorry I'm not convinced. The thing is, right or wrong, I can see how Igni would have jumped to that conclusion without any metagame knowledge, so his comment stands and you can deal with it in character.
It's fine. I'll look at it and let you know what I think.
Tybalt Baneko wrote:
I feel so popular today with all this talk about me. ^_^
Um, good? :)
I'm not really sure why you want to change things around, but okay. Honestly to me by the time you make all the changes to Ice Body it's something completely different anyway. Wouldn't it be easier just to adjust your template? Or is that what you're doing?
Went to see Frozen. It was good. I enjoyed it. Elsa looks an awful lot like Nala, which somehow seems appropriate. :)
Although Nala is nowhere near that good with the cold magic. She has understandably mixed feelings about her mother's element.
I was really happy that at the end they really let Anna not only be a self-rescuing princess, but had her be the one to save Elsa too. Refreshing change of pace. :)
I just stop and smooth out the cracks as I work. And yeah, I'm pretty sure those drive everyone nuts. And there is just no way to avoid the cracks along the edges.
Tybalt Baneko wrote:
Should be interesting anyway....possibly explosive, but hey 'oh god, oh god, we're all going to die' is one of the possible definitions of interesting. ;P
Or your GM has ADHD....
Sorry. I did want to stop and review it again. There were a couple things I was not sure about on the first pass, but then I sort of forgot to go over it again. My bad.
Okay, well, I may not have studied food chemistry, but I do know that flour and water makes great glue. And that recipe looks like too little fat, overworked dough, and too much water to me.
Basic All-Purpose Flaky Pastry Recipe
from "As Easy as Pie" by Susan G. Purdy, I've typed it out exactly as it appears in the book. OOC comments are mine.
I use one egg yolk plus lemon juice or vinegar as part of the measured liquid to guarantee a tender, easy-to-handle pastry. This is especially important if you have a tendency to overhandle the dough.
Quantity: For one 2-crust 8-or-9-inch pie (with some dough left over for trimming), or one 11-or-12-inch pie or tart shell, or nine 4-inch tartlets.
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted skip the sifting, I do.
Basic Preparation Technique
We know that Ehos was effected by demon magic. He had a psychic resonance with Rena that showed they were effected by the same type of magic (the source was the same), which turned out to be from the transformative magic that Rena had cast on her by Shaypeer. Shaypeer has admitted to casting the transformative spell that was laced with demon magic and had knowledge of the demon that would not be readily available. This suggests that he was acting with knowledge of what he was doing. She thinks that if he were a demon he'd be gone already, erego demon pact.
Well, FAWTLers, it's been the usual war with the pie crust, and once again, I lost. I don't get it. My mom, my sister-in-law, my best friend's daughter - they all say, "Pssht, there's nothing to it!", and turn out these lovely, flaky creations that could win the state fair. I....produce concrete. As in, break-you-teeth, you-could-use-this-for-battleship-deck-plating hard. Everything else, I can do. Turkey, no sweat. Stuffing and side dishes, ditto. Pie crust - well, at this point I should probably throw my paws up and admit that it just isn't going to happen. At least the pumpkin part will taste good!
Out of morbid curiosity, what recipe are you using? And how are you mixing in the butter/margarine? I'm trying to figure out how that is even possible. My mom had the same problem with pie crust and I had less than stellar results with mine until I found a better recipe than she was using.
This year is actually the first time I got the pumpkin filling 'right'. My previous efforts were perfectly fine, but not just like the pies from the store and my family was not happy with the difference. This was the first time I got the whole pie right. Didn't need the backup frozen pie after all. :)
They are definitely worth reading. You'd want to start with Kushiel's Dart. I'm reading the second trilogy now. Very different feel even though many of the characters are the same which is appropriate considering the viewpoint character has changed. :)
Yeah, can't really have her run into Janie or Morrivan cause the younger students shower rooms are in the separate wing of the school where their part of the school is located.
Kushiel's Scion. Of course now I'm fighting the temptation to start reading Kushiel's Justice. :)
Master Dungeoneer wrote:
Well, I wasn't exactly meaning he was going to wear it all day every day :) just for special occasions when he's actually needing it
Okay, well, then as I said, as long as it isn't magical, you can have as much armor as you like. In fact, pretty much whatever non-magical equipment you could want is freely available at Avalon.
Aaaaand now I remember why I shouldn't let the game go for a whole day....well, I didn't mean to, but I was reading a book and it was really good and I kept saying that I'd stop after just one more chapter...and then I was out of chapters. And out of daytime. Oops. :)
MD, as far as armor goes, you can have as much armor as you want so long as it isn't magical. Same goes for everyone. But truth be told, you'll stick out like a sore thumb going around in armor. Not many do. Well, for field trips maybe. Combat exercises in PE. Maybe some of the after-school clubs (fencing club has some folks that like at least a little armor). But just to walk around school? Would definitely be weird.
Umm, Arthur, the landing field where the shuttles are unloading is a fair ways off from the school, about equidistant from Kuros and Avalon actually. It's like a triangle. It's part of the factory complex. Outside one of the outbuildings. Doesn't mean Arthur can't head back to Avalon, but he's not actually right there.
Yay! I haz interwebz!!! At least for a few minutes. Been fighting with the router all evening.
You're fine, Capt. I asked you to drop the politics and you did. I don't mind a debate on the relative merits of Dr Who vs the Hunger Games. That's just interesting conversation. Let's just leave countries out of it, thanks.
Also, I love that we have players drop by the discussion thread even while on break from the game. Y'all are awesome. :)
Oh, and as far as Barren Corporation goes, their lab was one of only three in the Empire licensed to do research with nanotech. And they had the best stuff of the three mostly due to Arthur's father joining the resistance who had stuff that was decades ahead of where he was in his research. Because they hadn't been operating under the Empire's restrictions banning nanotech. Also they have Aananda. Anyways, he (Arthur's father) wouldn't have given any of the truly good nanotech stuff to the Empire, but yes, there is a 33.33333333333....% chance that any sufficiently advanced weaponry from a secret Empire facility was manufactured by Barren Corporation. Roll a d3 if you want to be truly random about it.