Another thumbs-up for the APG. While there is a fair amount of stuff in it that I won't use or that doesn't really interest me, it is a very solid effort to tweak already existing classes in interesting ways and add new material without overlapping too much with already established rules.
Also, Altai is leveled. No real differences from level 12 - I rolled 3 new hit points and put skills in the usual spots. My new spells is Prismatic spray and Summon monster VII, which I'll use to summon the biggest dragonflies anyone has ever seen (using roc stats, of course).
So what is everyone’s status post Christmas / New Year period? I think I’m probably pretty much back to normal posting frequency ... well, as much as possible with a 6 week old baby in the house. Things seem to be settling in pretty well and I am either managing to get enough sleep or learning again how to function on not enough. How is everyone else doing? Time-wise, life-wise.
I haven’t seen Shiny or Kruelaid around in a couple of weeks (game-wise anyway). I wonder if Kruel is still having connection issues?
We were tossed out of the hospital after three days (personally I would have liked to stay a day or two more, especially with Erin's blood pressure issues). Her mom came down for a few days and helped us straighten out the house and let us get some sleep. So things feel a bit more under control now.
On my first one, on the drive in, my wife reported that half her vision was gone in both eyes.....i.e. that's a potential sign of a stroke, or not.....but her b.p. was elevated when we got in there iirc systolic (the high number, or pressure at ventricular contraction) was like 170's.
She usually runs so damn low they ask her if she feels at all dizzy.
Wow. Good to know my wife's not the only one that's had issues! ;P
I'm getting (Close) to 'normal' again. (Whatever the h@!! THAT means!) :(
But still pretty busy starting up the new semester and all that lovely insanity. I'll be around, but not as chatty as normal for a bit. DOn't know when I'll get to update PC's and such. Probably not till next week!
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I don't know whay mothers-in-law get a bad rap - mine was a godsend when we first had James, definitely helped steady the ship. I hope Erin's problems sort themselves out soon. A friend of mine's sister had quite bad preclampsia but her blood pressure got back to normal after the birth quite quickly, so it should be fine soon.
Fortunately she's already at the point where she can take less of her BP medication, Another week or so, and she may be off it completely. However, she was at 175/115 when they threw us out of the hospital - scarily high levels, but they didn't care.
And our in-laws have been a huge boon. Erin's mom lived with us the first week and wants to come down every two weekends or so, and now my mom wants to visit for most of March. Good times!
I thin Kruely's busy with something;
Elgan's busy and'll level next week;
Shiny's been gone for two weeks.
I reckon we can roll on impulse power; or docking thrusters; we'll adjust somehow's....
no hurries, I'm on call next two weekends anyhow's yadda yadda
and I bet ole Vatters over there is at that place where he has to constantly refuse to sit down for more than two minutes or he's out like a light....;)
I am experiencing a minor life crisis at the moment. One which will require all of my psychic energy to overcome.
I'm not sure if I really have the wherewithal or the motivation to run or participate in pbp for the forseeable few weeks at least. I'm not in a "happy funtime Heathy" mood at the moment.
It's nothing life threatening; it's work stuff.
As such, please let Hudak sneak off with Dravite, let Aleph get a little bit lost in the woods, let Rodergo go in the wilderness to meditate a bit....or npc them; I'm not sure what I'm going to do right now, but I think you guys need to know I'll be taking off for a bit.
I also need to put my pbp on indefinite hiatus.
In a few weeks/month(s) possibly I'll test the waters again and see if it's okay to join back in the revelry, as well as see if we want to continue with the inevitable questing in Asgard......Sigil.....Isle of Dread whathaveyou.
I'm doing better.
Won a reprieve from execution, as it were.
I have a lot of work to do though, and I'm at the very beginning again.
I don't know what's going to happen, with one exception.
Al Pacino said life is a game of inches, one wrong step too soon or too late and you lose. One wrong move and you're dead. The inches we need are all around us, and when you add them up at the end of the game, their sum is the difference between winning and losing. Between living and dieing.
The exception is I am going to fight for every inch, claw for every inch, bleed for every inch. Because the m~&!@##~#&~% who is willing to die for that inch is going to win the f~!!ing game.
And when it comes down to it, I AM a m%$$$!$!++#@.
So, I still got some s@!# to do before I return to the f+@*ing playground, if ever.
I know it's nothing compared to what SOME of you guys are used to, but my mom is calling me every day with updates from Tulsa, Oklahoma. So far they have 19 inches of snow, and 2 more coming down today. It's broken every record they had so far.
She's never been so glad to be able to work from home via the interwebs!
And if you are insured, know what your insurance covers.
We’ve just had serious floods here in various parts of the country. Literally tens of thousands of homes and businesses have been flood damaged, many destroyed. And guess what, most insurance policies do not cover flood damage as standard, or there is fine print to distinguish between flooding from different causes (flooding caused by rain in the immediate area as opposed to flooding caused by a river bursting its banks for example), some types are covered some are not.
Between serious floods, bushfires (wild fires) and a cyclone, there are a lot of people in different parts of Australia hurting. I try to keep that in mind when I complain about the recent heat wave we have had in Sydney (at least we have been spared the floods, the cyclone and so far any serious fires).
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There was no fire insurance because the building was not considered "fire safe" by the insurance company. For me it wasn't a big deal because I didn't have a whole lot of stuff there. But dude with 12 million in stock. That was just dumb.