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The bank fired me. Someone asked me to check their balance, so I pushed them over.


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62 degrees inside my house now and now I do not have air conditioning. Or a heater running now either.


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We've finally gotten our cold snap. Down in the 30s this morning.

I still have kids wearing shorts. Because of course.


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Ahh, such legit rage at Tom Sawyer.


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I'm 41 and I still wear shorts in the thirties.


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I prefer skirts.


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The problem with getting your wife lingerie for Christmas is waiting for Christmas.

*sniff sniff* I just like giving so much!


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And now I get asked if I can test an install of ubuntu server and lubuntu alternate installer.

Not sure how to explain how this is for the public good is near impossible.

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Tacticslion wrote:

GS was better than I thought it would be, but comes with trigger warnings and an expectation that the mass slaughter of giants is not a thing until maybe late book 5 or book 6 (which are really part of a single mega-adventure). Also they have a thing for untrustworthy allies.

Orcs and giants are just not my thing, and while I don't mind them in small doses,I don't want a whole campaign about them.

GS may be good for what it is, but what it is just doesn't interest me.


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There's also the fact that our orcs are weird.

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Yeah we'd have to swap them to something else as our setting's orcs are not just a fodder race for PCs to have fun killing at low levels,but rather a full PC race and part of the world populace. With great hats.


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Ranger has blood veil.


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Fortunately, none of that really matters to GS. You have such a different setting, that you'd be fluffing things out from top to bottom.

What is needed:
- semi-consistent "hordelands" with recognizSble and extremely brutal and "savage" (in terms of extreme action; sophistication is negotiable) barbarians or other roving militaristic forces; this replaces orcs
- very big diversified but still-associated set of stratified creature willing and capable of using stairs and tunnels and extremely arvanced architecture and anvils and hammers (separation by environment is preferred but not necessary; if it follows: cave < cold < fire < "cloud" < "storm"; religion is these obviously replace Giants)
- a PC race on the edge of the savage barbarians only vaguely aware of the bigger ones somewhere a little more distant but non-immediate threat

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Huh. From that description the best place to set it in our world would be the Northlands, A region ruled and inhabited by dragons in a competitive game of conquest with one another with local tribes of uncivilized creatures as their playing pieces.


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Ironfang Invasion does the monster invasion a hundred times better than Giantslayer in my opinion.

And has a more diverse cast of enemies.

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Hmm, maybe mashup, harvest the best from both?

Though II may be fine as is, with the single exception that our hobgoblins are more tech, less magic.


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Sure. Just have a "civilized" PC group on the edge that's hearty survivalist and a great fortress town to protect from the savages to start with.

Super Spoilers:
The PCs
- have to solve a murder that looks like a suicide before the savage barbarians using a gizzards solhisticsted infiltration plan pull said infiltration off; they kind of sort of fail to stop the invasion, but can have the town somewhat prepared; and then the epic fight to keep as many alive as possible

- have to progress to an ancient abandoned fortress (after an eventful riverboat ride, including a be grill over of a foe from the first entry and an aside into a haunted forest to find and control a demiplane once made by a now-broken Druid circle) to discover why the invasion happened (a delusional smaller villain has delusions of grandeur and joining the BBEG - who isn't even aware of the PCs or anything at all regarding them and is NOT interested in the villain... but whose plans threaten the PCs and pretty much everything nonetheless
- follow the clues to a recruitment facility: an ancient site of lost glory and a powerful (if extinguished) magic forge that once made weapons for the big creatures; explore the area and recover stuff to relight the forge to get <PLOT> while defeating a bad guy and allying (at least temporarily) with an older and less respected creature of the big type
- head to a training facility; use subterfuge and sabatage to demoralize the place before assaulting the sanctum of the undead leader of this area (a vile prophesied undead who is only working with the BBEG for its own purposes) to prevent the army from jointing the BBEG's forces
- follow that to the fortress where the evil forces of bigness are gathering for their invasion and conquest of the others - it's a fortress in a currently dormant volcano
- climb into the last battle/a legendary Flying Fortress and free the enslaved creatures by destroying an artifact controlling them, defeat the Tyrant seeking to own everything and everyone and maybe lose the fortress (because PCs can't have nice things; though they give tips for how you can allow this....)

Edit: code fix


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Orthos wrote:

Hmm, maybe mashup, harvest the best from both?

Though II may be fine as is, with the single exception that our hobgoblins are more tech, less magic.

That actually works super perfectly for II as the hobs haaaaaate arcane magic and anything too much like it.

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Tacticslion wrote:

Sure. Just have a "civilized" PC group on the edge that's hearty survivalist and a great fortress town to protect from the savages to start with.

** spoiler omitted **...

Like our kingmaker kingdom? =D

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Tacticslion wrote:
Orthos wrote:

Hmm, maybe mashup, harvest the best from both?

Though II may be fine as is, with the single exception that our hobgoblins are more tech, less magic.

That actually works super perfectly for II as the hobs haaaaaate arcane magic and anything too much like it.

Awesome. Just need to change most of the good/ally NPCs into lizardfolk or gnolls, since in our world those are the two neighboring races most often at odds with the hobs.


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Scintillae wrote:

Ah, class during spirit theme days.

Reviews the difference between fiscal and monetary policy lags
"Ms. Scint?"
"Yes?"
"I can't take you seriously with the Pikachu hat."

that's weird. I would have paid moe attention.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Introvert (aka me) describing club: Went to a club once (ONCE) most annoying thing I've ever been too. Music so loud you can't hear a thing. a bunch of drunks throwing themselves at each other while awkwardly trying to look like they can dance, and you had to pay to get into this nonsense.

Paying to enter is what irks me the most.

There is saying about my city, that Scotchmen are the denizens of Kraków who were exiled for excessive spendthrift...


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Sissyl wrote:
Best dating advice I ever heard: Live a life that someone would like to be a part of. Someone will turn up.

I'd like to be a part of my own life. That's why I am living it.

Boring is good. Boring means there weren't too many f**kups recently.


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For Limey!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Introvert (aka me) describing club: Went to a club once (ONCE) most annoying thing I've ever been too. Music so loud you can't hear a thing. a bunch of drunks throwing themselves at each other while awkwardly trying to look like they can dance, and you had to pay to get into this nonsense.
im an extrovert and i hate clubs. The only clubs that i have gone to and enjoyed were gay clubs. Probably because I wasnt trying to get laid there. And the DJ was actually GOOD (a true rarity).

Rock pubs. I'd like to find a few new ones, for most of the old ones are gone, though. Market square cellars have exorbitant rents...

On the other hand, I'd probably feel weird, being almost 40 and frequenting places where late highschoolers and early students come to get drunk...


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Orthos wrote:
Yeah we'd have to swap them to something else as our setting's orcs are not just a fodder race for PCs to have fun killing at low levels,but rather a full PC race and part of the world populace. With great hats.

So what you are saying is that your Orcs are Jagers?


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Wait, we are talking dating?

Not really a topic where I could say a lot...


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Sharoth wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Yeah we'd have to swap them to something else as our setting's orcs are not just a fodder race for PCs to have fun killing at low levels,but rather a full PC race and part of the world populace. With great hats.
So what you are saying is that your Orcs are Jagers?

Our orcs are explicitly Jager-inspired! It's the best.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Ironfang Invasion does the monster invasion a hundred times better than Giantslayer in my opinion.

And has a more diverse cast of enemies.

The two are very different.

GS is about preventing a powerful character from gath'ring enough power to do a cascade effect of military doom across half the continent (that happens to include your home city); you are civilized savages destabilizing a burgeoning evil military empire

II is about reclaiming your homeland in the midst of an invasion with strange and unpredictable supernatural resources; it's about reclaiming what was taken and keeping your people alive instead of being murdered by the other people

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Sharoth wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Yeah we'd have to swap them to something else as our setting's orcs are not just a fodder race for PCs to have fun killing at low levels,but rather a full PC race and part of the world populace. With great hats.
So what you are saying is that your Orcs are Jagers?

Ding ding ding!! Ten points to the dragon.


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Orthos wrote:

And no history class I've ever seen gets past WW2.

Dunno why,but even in US history we never studied anything more recent than that.

It was less than a hundred years ago. It's current affairs, not history anyway!


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So tired. I basically want to curl up in bed and watch Sherlock for the rest of the week....

But moms don't get to take sick days. :(

On the bright side, emailing my son's caseworker was immediately productive and he got a solution approved by the teacher right away to let the kidlet spend less time on math homework (he was at more than three hours a night thanks to his dysgraphia and the challenge of finding a non-handwriting way to do math, which means he and I are both rather sleep deprived after a couple weeks of this) so he can actually get to bed on time tonight! Hallelujah!


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Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Introvert (aka me) describing club: Went to a club once (ONCE) most annoying thing I've ever been too. Music so loud you can't hear a thing. a bunch of drunks throwing themselves at each other while awkwardly trying to look like they can dance, and you had to pay to get into this nonsense.
im an extrovert and i hate clubs. The only clubs that i have gone to and enjoyed were gay clubs. Probably because I wasnt trying to get laid there. And the DJ was actually GOOD (a true rarity).

Rock pubs. I'd like to find a few new ones, for most of the old ones are gone, though. Market square cellars have exorbitant rents...

On the other hand, I'd probably feel weird, being almost 40 and frequenting places where late highschoolers and early students come to get drunk...

I know the feeling...

Shadow Lodge

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I don't think a century ago or even half counts as "current events".

Not unless you're an elf or dragon.


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Funny enough, I had some thoughts about myself and my life while returning, including my reluctance to dating, relationships, and general meh directed toward dating apps. Also, my lack of sex life since, well, a long-long time.


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Orthos wrote:

I don't think a century ago or even half counts as "current events".

Not unless you're an elf or dragon.

Here we are still dealing heavily with fallout of WWII and the following communist rule. And not in a good way.

And we are still dealing with cultural fallout of earlier events, like the last five hundred years.


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Orthos wrote:

I don't think a century ago or even half counts as "current events".

Not unless you're an elf or dragon.

Nope that would be "Contemporary History" which usually starts at 1945 til today.

Before that is what's considered "Modern History", usually divided into two rough parts: early moderne history (1500-1800) and late moderne history (1800-1945).


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Sissyl wrote:
Orthos wrote:

Yeah, the "COMMUNISM BAD" is hammered in at very early ages.

Also the "socialism is just diet communism." I did not know until I was in my late 20s that the two have very little really in common.

As I understand it, socialism is what the communists call their policies. Communism is reserved for the Eternal Happiness of the Perfect Society that Shall Be. When people in communist countries asked why there was no food, the party replied that the country hadn't reached communism yet, so they had to fight even harder to get there, but there would be food for everyone when communism finally made it all worth it.

Social democracy is a different thing.

Aren't we getting too political with that discussion?

*brings a bucket of white and red paint to draw a bullseye for Fritz*


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Sissyl wrote:
I believe you. There are a good number here, especially Poles.

*scrambles behind the hedge while stealing Sissyl's cookies*


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Drejk wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
Orthos wrote:

Yeah, the "COMMUNISM BAD" is hammered in at very early ages.

Also the "socialism is just diet communism." I did not know until I was in my late 20s that the two have very little really in common.

As I understand it, socialism is what the communists call their policies. Communism is reserved for the Eternal Happiness of the Perfect Society that Shall Be. When people in communist countries asked why there was no food, the party replied that the country hadn't reached communism yet, so they had to fight even harder to get there, but there would be food for everyone when communism finally made it all worth it.

Social democracy is a different thing.

Aren't we getting too political with that discussion?

*brings a bucket of white and red paint to draw a bullseye for Fritz*

Taps foot impatiently for Drejk to finish painting bull's-eye, puts bird seed in the middle, hides behind a large boulder.


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Scintillae wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Yeah we'd have to swap them to something else as our setting's orcs are not just a fodder race for PCs to have fun killing at low levels,but rather a full PC race and part of the world populace. With great hats.
So what you are saying is that your Orcs are Jagers?
Our orcs are explicitly Jager-inspired! It's the best.

INTERESTING....

Is this you and Orthos or you orthos and other people?


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lynora wrote:

So tired. I basically want to curl up in bed and watch Sherlock for the rest of the week....

But moms don't get to take sick days. :(

On the bright side, emailing my son's caseworker was immediately productive and he got a solution approved by the teacher right away to let the kidlet spend less time on math homework (he was at more than three hours a night thanks to his dysgraphia and the challenge of finding a non-handwriting way to do math, which means he and I are both rather sleep deprived after a couple weeks of this) so he can actually get to bed on time tonight! Hallelujah!

casts sleep on lynora

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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Yeah we'd have to swap them to something else as our setting's orcs are not just a fodder race for PCs to have fun killing at low levels,but rather a full PC race and part of the world populace. With great hats.
So what you are saying is that your Orcs are Jagers?
Our orcs are explicitly Jager-inspired! It's the best.

INTERESTING....

Is this you and Orthos or you orthos and other people?

The two of us and EbonFyre are the worldbuilders.


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Kung Fu Panda is, like, a really good movie, you guys.

Really good.

I keep being impressed by this, and I already know how great it is.


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Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Yeah we'd have to swap them to something else as our setting's orcs are not just a fodder race for PCs to have fun killing at low levels,but rather a full PC race and part of the world populace. With great hats.
So what you are saying is that your Orcs are Jagers?
Our orcs are explicitly Jager-inspired! It's the best.

INTERESTING....

Is this you and Orthos or you orthos and other people?

The two of us and EbonFyre are the worldbuilders.

please give her my best.

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Strange Aeons - I'm running it now. As I've said before to even my group - I am not the best GM for it.

I don't have that aura of mystery since I prefer to give them more information so they can make informed decisions and push plot.

That being said, the module itself is rather tough, though I may have made it worse by dictating everyone needs to play an arcane caster with 6th-9th level spellcasting. It's part of my experiment on whether an all arcane party can complete an AP, and if so, what problem will they face. My players are my Guinea pigs. For Science!

My running of Strange Aeons is probably more light-hearted then most, since I have a warped sense of humor and can be a tad whimsical. And there's still that undercurrent of innocence and hope inside me.

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Dr Wu - I make it a point to actively put away my phone when I'm interacting with other people. Some days I do it better then others. My phone has always been my gaming outlet, and occasionally a work tool - its very helpful to check emails and correspond with people outside your timezone.

Part of my BFs work contract involves he must be ready to scramble at emergencies, so he needs to be stuck with his phone.

I feel it's bad taste to check your phone when you're having interactions with other people, whether be it conversations or tabletop gaming. If it's a work emergency then sorry, but if you have a job to do, you have a job to do.


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I use my phone for gaming.

I would understand if a table rule said otherwise though.

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Yeah I know. My character sheets are on myth weaver since my handwriting is so bad I can't read it =)

What bugs me as a GM is if my players are playing some handphone games when I'm running stuff for them.

Searching online database to see which spells you want to use and find your 30 ft cone? All cool by me.


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It snowed.

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