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DSXMachina wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Aw, niiiiice! Are you using the Margret WeissmAn Firefly RPG system, or the old Serentity system?
The Cortex+ system, we've used it once before... hopefully this time will go better.

That's the one! It's one of my favorite non-d20 systems.

I'm sorry it didn't go well, last time!

What happened, if I may?

EDIT: nope, I'm not that excited about it... *gets dressed*


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Well the fan-boi guy was running, Cortex+(drama), based on the Smallville system. And it was a closed room mystery, however there was a re-emergence of Superheroes - thus there could be any number of ways that the murder occurred. I came up with 3+ solutions & the GM gave us no hints, all the while mentioning that the 'stress-system' was adversarial (in terms of XP). No-one was really interested in that sort of thing, tho' I had some fun banter with another player (after deciding in character creation our PC's were ex-lovers).

The game was OK, but sort of trudged on - mostly fun due to the players than the GM. The finale was hilarious, when my space pilot was ambushed in a featureless corridor and then sort-of gunned down (he did just survive). The GM had a tantrum that my rolls were bad & that unarmed I couldn't beat a shooter in a corridor with no cover.


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I’m looking forward to the end of summer here. It’s only a few weeks late.


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Well the fan-boi guy was running, Cortex+(drama), based on the Smallville system. And it was a closed room mystery, however there was a re-emergence of Superheroes - thus there could be any number of ways that the murder occurred. I came up with 3+ solutions & the GM gave us no hints, all the while mentioning that the 'stress-system' was adversarial (in terms of XP). No-one was really interested in that sort of thing, tho' I had some fun banter with another player (after deciding in character creation our PC's were ex-lovers).

The game was OK, but sort of trudged on - mostly fun due to the players than the GM. The finale was hilarious, when my space pilot was ambushed in a featureless corridor and then sort-of gunned down (he did just survive). The GM had a tantrum that my rolls were bad & that unarmed I couldn't beat a shooter in a corridor with no cover.

Oh, wow. That's... that's horrid.

I haven't done the Smallville variant or even seen it - I kind of adore the Firefly version (to the point of using it for unrelated games).

I understand the two are actually substantially different in a lot of ways, as are all the Cortex+ systems - kind of like the difference between, say, True20 and 3.X and Legends: all run under the d20 chassis, and usually have a related stat/skill load-out (though customized) and deal with magic (and sometimes tech, and sometimes magitech), but that's about the similarities.

Anyway, I've heavily used a modified version of the Firefly Cortex+ to play several "D&D" games (using the three-distinction system as alignment, race, and class) and a drow game in a setting that I've built from the ground up (though many of the conceits are "D&D-inspired-plus," it definitely isn't any of the standard D&D settings).

That is, of course, in addition to the Firefly games I've run or been a part of, which have been fun, too!


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Tacticslion wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:

Well the fan-boi guy was running, Cortex+(drama), based on the Smallville system. And it was a closed room mystery, however there was a re-emergence of Superheroes - thus there could be any number of ways that the murder occurred. I came up with 3+ solutions & the GM gave us no hints, all the while mentioning that the 'stress-system' was adversarial (in terms of XP). No-one was really interested in that sort of thing, tho' I had some fun banter with another player (after deciding in character creation our PC's were ex-lovers).

The game was OK, but sort of trudged on - mostly fun due to the players than the GM. The finale was hilarious, when my space pilot was ambushed in a featureless corridor and then sort-of gunned down (he did just survive). The GM had a tantrum that my rolls were bad & that unarmed I couldn't beat a shooter in a corridor with no cover.

Oh, wow. That's... that's horrid.

I haven't done the Smallville variant or even seen it - I kind of adore the Firefly version (to the point of using it for unrelated games).

I understand the two are actually substantially different in a lot of ways, as are all the Cortex+ systems - kind of like the difference between, say, True20 and 3.X and Legends: all run under the d20 chassis, and usually have a related stat/skill load-out (though customized) and deal with magic (and sometimes tech, and sometimes magitech), but that's about the similarities.

Anyway, I've heavily used a modified version of the Firefly Cortex+ to play several "D&D" games (using the three-distinction system as alignment, race, and class) and a drow game in a setting that I've built from the ground up (though many of the conceits are "D&D-inspired-plus," it definitely isn't any of the standard D&D settings).

That is, of course, in addition to the Firefly games I've run or been a part of, which have been fun, too!

one is good, the other is evil. Obviously.


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While I was out, someone tried to hit me with an "IRS phone scam." Did I mention recently how much I hate hackers?


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John Napier 698 wrote:
While I was out, someone tried to hit me with an "IRS phone scam." Did I mention recently how much I hate hackers?

Yeah, the fundamental trusting nature of people frustrates me quite a bit:

  • If someone calls you on the phone and offers you something/says you're in trouble for something, the very first question to ask is, "OK, what's my name then?"
    It is hard to blame people, as being nice is so intrinsic to being a social creature, but social scams have reached the point that it's pretty much, "If the phone rings and you don't recognize the number, it's a scam."
    The fact that I still get several calls a week means that people are still falling for them.
  • The utter disinterest in law enforcement in investigating the crimes merely allows them to proceed unabated. Yes, I know. Many of the scams originate out-of-country and there's not much you can do. But considering it would take less than an hour to follow up on each call and active enforcement might reduce the number of calls by a couple orders of magnitude, I do get frustrated at the whole, "Oh, absolutely nothing we can do. Just keep saying 'No' approach."
    Logistically, maybe they're right. Emotionally, trying to call in a scam and being told, "Yeah, don't bother us, nothing we can do," is rather demoralizing.

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    It was a "robo-call." First Red Flag. The IRS has people make calls.

    They didn't know my name. Second Red Flag. I never gave the IRS my cell phone number.

    It wasn't a 1-8xx number. Third Red Flag. It was a 425 area code, which seems to be the current favorite with hackers, identity thieves, and other ne'er-do-wells.


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    Today it is raining and slightly chilly. It is glorious. Maybe summer is finally starting to loosen its grip? I can hope anyhow...


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    lynora wrote:
    Today it is raining and slightly chilly. It is glorious. Maybe summer is finally starting to loosen its grip? I can hope anyhow...

    I told you I was getting on it!!


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    John Napier 698 wrote:

    It was a "robo-call." First Red Flag. The IRS has people make calls.

    They didn't know my name. Second Red Flag. I never gave the IRS my cell phone number.

    It wasn't a 1-8xx number. Third Red Flag. It was a 425 area code, which seems to be the current favorite with hackers, identity thieves, and other ne'er-do-wells.

    425 is the Seattle area - and I would automatically have to answer the phone with that area code on my caller ID because my company has an office in that area code. It's pretty annoying.


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    Also my order of wax tarts arrived today, so that makes me super happy. I got a cool tart warmer in the shape of a dragon climbing up a castle. Heats the tarts through pretty fast too. It's the first electric tart warmer I've had and it really does heat the wax much faster than the tea light versions.

    For those of you who have zero idea what I'm talking about, scented wax tarts are my personal favorite product from yankee candle. They're great for folks like me who want to change scents often since they're small and get used up a whole lot faster than a giant candle. Also, they are way more affordable than the candles. Especially if you have the right coupons. Tart warmers have a dish where you place the tart and then underneath there's either a bulb that heats the tart to melt it or you light a tea light candle underneath to melt the wax.

    Anyhow, I'm really excited about it. Ooh, and since the tart I picked is red, the light shining through the melted wax makes the dragon look like it's bathed in blood! As it should be ^.^


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    Man, dyslexia. I kept reading that as "warts tax" and nothing else in your post made any sense.

    >.<

    I can see it's "wax tarts" it just took me multiple read throughs to get that.


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    NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

    You also really don't want to know what I thought a wax tart was. Or an electric tart warmer.


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    Anyway: ID-0 was good! I enjoyed!

    Maybe more of a review, later!


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    Man, every day is getting worse and worse. Yesterday looked like Tuolumne Meadows on a cold morning, with campfire smoke putting a grey haze and the smell of smoke over everything. Today we're in a post-apocalyptic ugly golden haze. I really don't feel bad about suspending my workouts until this stuff has passed.

    Just scary how bad it is, and I'm 50 miles south, mostly upwind.


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    Praying for everyone up there, my dude.


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    Uh, I was about to respond to a post, but it seems a certain hamster deleted it?!


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    Yeah... I felt that with the fire and all, it was a tad inappropriate.


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    Praying for everyone up there, my dude.

    Yeah, it's bad. There's a red flag warning for this afternoon, meaning the winds are shifting again, and our exhausted fire personnel have to prepare for the fire to move in new and unexpected directions. So it's still really bad.

    On the other hand, GH, go for it! Northern California is so accustomed to disaster we love gallows humor! (Or at least I do...)

    Just don't make me laugh too hard. The air around here is terrible!


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    Praying for everyone up there, my dude.

    Yeah, it's bad. There's a red flag warning for this afternoon, meaning the winds are shifting again, and our exhausted fire personnel have to prepare for the fire to move in new and unexpected directions. So it's still really bad.

    On the other hand, GH, go for it! Northern California is so accustomed to disaster we love gallows humor! (Or at least I do...)

    Just don't make me laugh too hard. The air around here is terrible!

    Eh... It wasn't dark or anything, just about a flash-rain we just had. Anyway, keep safe! I'll send some prayers down that way too.

    Edit: Dark humor is one of my weaknesses, so I probably wouldn't have deleted it if it had been gallows humor.


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    Leans against the windowsill.


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    Ugh... Sending out resumes is both boring and hard... The worst combination...
    Edit: My goal is to get eight out today, I've sent six...
    Re-edit: managed to do ten, so that'll do it for today.


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    One of my technicians just received a help desk ticket asking them to clean off someone's keyboard. Apparently the employee threw up on it.


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    Institutes a ban on all secondhand keyboards inside the Pillow Fort, to show he means it assigns Sherlock Hemlock and Faux Harry Potter to electronics inspections.


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    I'd tell him to just burn the keyboard, but he'd take me literally and do so, setting off the sprinkler system. I really don't feel like replacing that many computers and monitors on short notice.


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    ugh started the dishwasher on the wrong cycle.


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    The weather tricked me into wearing a hoodie, now I'm stuck carrying a useless hoodie.


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    I feel you, wu.


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    And yet everyone else is huddled in their coats, vests, and scarves.

    This is Wisconsin yo, the time to get acclimated to winter is now people, not December!


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    It's only 57 degrees, hardly scarf weather.


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    It's only 57 degrees, hardly scarf weather.

    57 is still shorts weather.


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    Yes, I'm an avid shorts wearer.

    It has to get pretty f@@%ing cold for me to not wear shorts.


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    Man, I miss that kind of cold acclimation.

    Q.Q


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    Freehold DM wrote:

    NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

    You also really don't want to know what I thought a wax tart was. Or an electric tart warmer.

    Madame Tussaude's will never be the same again.


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    Hey, NH: if it gets too scary, you can always hop on over here and enjoy our uncontrolled forest fires!

    (I don't think we have any this year...)

    We'll even let you four stay in our house! Our tiny house! You can all fit on a sofa for three, right?

    (I'm kidding, of course: none of you will sleep on the sofa! With how sprung our sofa cushions are, that's just be cruel. You can sleep on the floor! ;D)


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    Alt option: one of you can sleep in the big broken box full of broken and/or forgotten toys, a few clothes I haven't managed to fish out, random papers and broken box pieces, and probably some crumbs of some sort that sits in between the couch and proooooobably not stinky pink chair! You know, for a change of pace!


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    Now I have an image in my head of a ysoki eating pop tarts.


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    Alt option: one of you can sleep in the big broken box full of broken and/or forgotten toys, a few clothes I haven't managed to fish out, random papers and broken box pieces, and probably some crumbs of some sort that sits in between the couch and proooooobably not stinky pink chair! You know, for a change of pace!

    Nah, Captain Yesterday's is on the way. I'll stop by his place and carve myself a house out of a pumpkin.

    I've heard it's the "in" thing to do in Wisconsin.


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    We have six pumpkins, with our two biggest ones that are almost ready to be harvested, so it might even be slightly bigger than where you are now.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    Alt option: one of you can sleep in the big broken box full of broken and/or forgotten toys, a few clothes I haven't managed to fish out, random papers and broken box pieces, and probably some crumbs of some sort that sits in between the couch and proooooobably not stinky pink chair! You know, for a change of pace!

    Nah, Captain Yesterday's is on the way. I'll stop by his place and carve myself a house out of a pumpkin.

    I've heard it's the "in" thing to do in Wisconsin.

    Don't forget the beer soaked sausages and wearing cheese on your head.


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    Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    Alt option: one of you can sleep in the big broken box full of broken and/or forgotten toys, a few clothes I haven't managed to fish out, random papers and broken box pieces, and probably some crumbs of some sort that sits in between the couch and proooooobably not stinky pink chair! You know, for a change of pace!

    Nah, Captain Yesterday's is on the way. I'll stop by his place and carve myself a house out of a pumpkin.

    I've heard it's the "in" thing to do in Wisconsin.

    Don't forget the beer soaked sausages and wearing cheese on your head.

    hey man, I'm just here to do the milkmaids, preferably in the snow.


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    You can't do the milkmaids in the snow without a solid block of cheese on your head!

    70% of your body heat escapes through your head after all.

    And then you can melt it afterwards by the fire in a fondue pot.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    Alt option: one of you can sleep in the big broken box full of broken and/or forgotten toys, a few clothes I haven't managed to fish out, random papers and broken box pieces, and probably some crumbs of some sort that sits in between the couch and proooooobably not stinky pink chair! You know, for a change of pace!

    Nah, Captain Yesterday's is on the way. I'll stop by his place and carve myself a house out of a pumpkin.

    I've heard it's the "in" thing to do in Wisconsin.

    If you close the door of your new pumpkin house, you might suffocate, but at least it'll prevent browning.


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    Thanks for not ratting me out, cap'n.

    The universe works in mysterious ways! :-P


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    Hey, Cap. This is just for you. :D


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    I've heard of that place.


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    Saw it while on the bus the other day. Thought I'd let you know.


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    I swear, in a summer or two I'm just going to rent another big-a$$ RV and drive across the country visiting all the FaWtLers and taking them out to eat at their favorite restaurants.

    Might be a teensy bit expensive, but man does it sound fun!

    Now if I can only convince Impus Major to start learning to drive.


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    I AM GAME FOR THA- oh, uh, er, well, I mean... if you want to, I guess...

    >.>

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