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I had no idea that the New Testament was written in Greek. Do you plan on getting into the church, or going for your masters?


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Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

Since San Francisco serves as a major coastal port of entry, as mentioned above, whenever we get waves of refugees they come through there. In the past the U.S. has had resettlement programs so many families will enter through San Francisco and then pass through to be relocated somewhere else - this is why from time to time you'll get spots in the U.S. where there's a large ethnic community in the middle of Wisconson or Montana or some other state in the middle of the country. The U.S. would relocate ten thousand refugees from a troubled country and put several thousand of them into a community somewhere else in the country, and suddenly you have this huge Hmong or Somali or Vietnamese or whatever group.

There was also a kind of diaspora of Asiatic immigrants after the gold rush, because California was super-racist and enacted a bunch of really draconian laws against Chinese people (and the sentiment spilled over to Asians in general because a lot of racists just don't care). That's why there's the stereotypes of Chinese laundromats and restaurants in California - because there was a time when legally those were the only businesses that Chinese people were allowed to own. So as you might expect, many families packed up and headed inland, kept moving until they found a community where they could settle down without as much prejudice.

A side effect of being a major international port of call is that the city of San Francisco is designed to handle visitors from all over the world, so there's a huge number of languages in the airport and there are themed restaurants all around the city.

The seafood in San Francisco proper isn't that spectacular. Better than frozen fish if you're way inland, but the bay isn't what I'd call really amazing fish. Now if you head up the coast about an hour to Sonoma, there's a whole run of little local shacks that serve barbecued oysters, and those are generally pretty good. If you want really good Pacific fish though you have to either go up to Seattle (about 12-14 hour drive from San Francisco) or fly out to Hawai'i.


human/wererat (Tian-Dan) lunar oracle 5 AC:21/13/18 HP:34/39 F:+2 R: +4 W: +7 Init: -1 Perception: +11 spells: level 2 4/5, level 1 0/7, gift of claw and horn 6/6, disguise DC 19

"thing that was my grandmother" I loved that :)


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I totally forgot about the railway that was built here in the late 1800s. We hired tons of Chinese workers to dig through the mountains, and a lot of them died. Those who survived didn't have enough money to go back to China. I imagine that we got relocated refugees as well, just like you guys did. How would you define the racism in San Francisco nowadays? I hear the odd thing about Chinese people from time to time, but from what I understand Calgary citizens generally target First Nations people and Islamic folk more. There's also a neo-nazi group here =(

Thanks for letting me know about the fish! I don't know if/when I'll ever be heading down there again, but I really appreciate good seafood. Even just going down to LA my mind was blown by how good the seafood was.


Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

I may be overly picky. As a pescatarian I tend to try a lot of different fish. I had some rockfish up by Half-Moon Bay (a short distance south of SF) that was awful and some tliapia in Sausalito (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge) that was likewise terrible. Both were at joints right on the waterfront serving fresh fish. We have a pretty good sushi/sashimi scene, though it's very Americanized (lots of avocado, chili powder, and cream cheese on the menu).

The major issues with racism currently are twofold:

* The rise of neo-Nazi and white power groups in the U.S. in general; there's a known neo-Nazi group near Berkeley (just inland of SF), for instance. They pretty much hate everyone.

* There's a rumbling backlash against the Chinese because they're seen as being at fault for the current bad state of housing in the Bay Area. Housing in the area is extremely expensive and many people are being priced out. San Francisco's population has plummeted over the last decade, to the point where it went from being the largest city in California to being #4, because so many people have left and so many houses are now being held empty by investors who plan to resell them at a profit in 5-10 years. There's not good tracking of foreign investment but some rough figures estimate that foreign purchases of California real estate have gone from 10% to 25% of all purchases. The average "person on the street" doesn't bother getting this kind of info, though, and our news media has become extremely lax in doing any sort of actual rigorous reporting, so there's backlash based on people who think that our housing shortage is a result of rich Chinese investors buying up all the houses. The truth is more complicated than that but, y'know, that's never stopped people from being racist.


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Gnome Unchained Rogue 6 HP 37/48 | AC 19, FF 15, T 15 | F +2 R +8 W +1 | Init. +3 | CMB 0 | CMD 13 | Speed 20ft
Perception +9
DM Hell's Fox wrote:
I had no idea that the New Testament was written in Greek. Do you plan on getting into the church, or going for your masters?

I was ordained as a pastor in 2007. I have had part time or full time jobs with churches or faith groups for about 25 years. I should have gotten my masters right after college. So far I have not tried to go for it. At the moment I am heading into an office position and will be learning Sequel and business analytics, which is a stretch from some office positions I have held previously but the budget is tight at my house right now and this will really help with that.


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I think I just have low standards =P

I did notice that your population was much lower than I would have expected. So you guys have a bunch of empty houses that simply aren't up for sale (or are simply unbelievably expensive)?
What's your background, Rexandi? If you don't mind me asking.


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Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

Yeah, there's a huge market for 'flippers,' people who buy houses, hold on to them for several years, and then sell them at a higher price later. Chinese investment in the California area is also partly driven by the large increase in wealthy Chinese people as their economy booms, and partly because it's a way for them to get money out of China so it can't be seized by the party over there.

For reference, I'm currently looking for a home in the Bay Area, and on average a starter house with 2-3 bedrooms averages about $750k-$1mil USD. This covers an area about 300 km long, ranging from inland areas like Oakland and Richmond that are east bay all the way down to San Jose and Santa Cruz. SF "proper" (the actual city on the peninsula) is even more expensive - you only own a home there if you're extremely rich. In addition, buyers must compete with investors who are "cash buyers" - actually showing up with a suitcase of money is rare, but many sellers would rather sell directly to someone who can just wire them a million dollars rather than have to go through the paperwork for a bank and mortgage.

I grew up in San Diego, down on the southern end of California next to the border with Mexico. With various jobs I've moved to other parts of the U.S., including Los Angeles, California; Portland, Oregon; Atlanta, Georgia; and currently I'm just outside of San Jose, in the south bay area.


human/wererat (Tian-Dan) lunar oracle 5 AC:21/13/18 HP:34/39 F:+2 R: +4 W: +7 Init: -1 Perception: +11 spells: level 2 4/5, level 1 0/7, gift of claw and horn 6/6, disguise DC 19

I have always heard horrible things about the housing markets in California. Any houses around here that sell from a million are four thousand square feet monstrosities and several acres of land. Good luck on the hunt Rexandi!

Do you mean SQL, Bazzle? Or is a toolkit? If it is SQL and you ever need any help postgresql and me are great friends. And I was the same way, intending to get my masters right after college, but started work and then couldn't ever find the time.


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Wow you've been all over the... wait did you just say 1mill for a 2-3 bedroom starter house!?!?!?!? My parents live in a similar house for 400k (CAD), and we complain about housing prices all the time! What I could get for a million dollars (even Canadian) would be pretty damn high quality. I don't think it goes quite as well as Aster's scenario, but still really well. We've got flippers too, but at least they renovate the place first. I could be absolutely wrong about this, but I don't think foreigners can buy houses here. If they can, I've never heard of it.

So how come they're planning to flip in 5-10 years?

Bringing up the ol' map o murica to find out where these places are.
- And that's when I learned that LA is not the capital of California.
- There's a Vancouver in Washington? I'm sure that never gets confusing.
- Georgia... georgia... geor... FOUND IT! Wow that's quite a ways out compared to the other places.
- San Jose...median home price of $1,085,000 (Wiki)... parks look beautiful, weather looks hot. Not insanely hot, but more than I'd like to have (until your winter months, when Canadians migrate to escape the snow).

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I hope the switch works out for you Bazzle. Is there a door that would open if you had your masters?


Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

Yeah, California's capital, Sacramento, is a ways inland; it's only the capital because of various political shenanigans back in the "frontier era." It's not the kind of place that people want to live. Most of eastern California is really, really hot, dry desert scrub country. The big cities are all along the coast - Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco.

By way of example, here is a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house in Santa Cruz for $2 million USD.

Flippers make their money on the premise that real estate always goes up, because there are always more people in need of homes but there is only so much land to go around. This is of course a false premise (the crash back in '08-'09 wiped out a huge amount of real estate value) but that doesn't stop people from buying into it. Short-term flippers will buy a distressed house (one with damage, issues, or from bankruptcy), make the bare minimum of fixes, and resell it at a profit. Investors buy a house and just wait for its property value to go up and then resell it. If you have a million dollars sitting around and a house will give you a return of 25% interest as opposed to the lower interest rates you get for savings, bonds, and CDs, then it just makes sense to invest in a house!

The weather in the south bay is fantastic. The area I'm in lies in a rain section so we get some coastal weather but there's a low hill range that protects us from getting a lot of cold fog. It's warm in the middle and late parts of summer for maybe one or two weeks out of the year - contrast with L.A., which can have months of 100+ (F) weather.

I was in Georgia while working for White Wolf, which was based outside of Atlanta in Stone Mountain. (Another huge hub of racism!)


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That's... 2mill? What does it stretch backwards for an acre? Does it have a pool on the roof that comes with your own dolphin? Is it a 10 minute commute to NASA? I can't even.

Here is a 4bed, 4bath house in Calgary for $2 million CAD

I guess the investing makes cents (well, dollars actually, millions of them). Just sounds ridiculous. I'll make sure to stop complaining.

Alright now I'll get my fancy farenheit to celcius converter... 100F... OH GOD NO PLEASE NO! I will die! 86F maximum! Maximum I TELL YOU.
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I love the rain. We don't get much of it except in the spring, which is sometimes instead a sudden downfall of snow.

Stone Mountain, site of the founding of the 2nd kkk. Didn't know there was a '2nd founding', but that would explain the racism!


Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

Yeah. It was pretty shocking going from California to Georgia. California has the sort of pervasive "passive racism" that's common in the U.S. - like, it's rare and shocking to see outright racial slurs and graffiti (though it happens in eastern California and Oregon, where the more overt racists live), but in Georgia there is a noticeable sort of tension and divide between people of different social strata and skin colors. It's ugly. And of course Stone Mountain is itself a monument specifically to the Confederate army, so that's a wonderfully oppressive reminder of our "colorful" past.

Incidentally, the house that I linked earlier is about a 30-40 minute commute from NASA.


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I wasn't sure where NASA was. You could have told me they're in Texas and I would have believed you.

I've seen little tensions between skin colours on occasion. If it's like that in Georgia constantly, that's terrifying. Sounds like a pressure cooker ready to burst.


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Gnome Unchained Rogue 6 HP 37/48 | AC 19, FF 15, T 15 | F +2 R +8 W +1 | Init. +3 | CMB 0 | CMD 13 | Speed 20ft
Perception +9
Aster Cobblestone wrote:

I have always heard horrible things about the housing markets in California. Any houses around here that sell from a million are four thousand square feet monstrosities and several acres of land. Good luck on the hunt Rexandi!

Do you mean SQL, Bazzle? Or is a toolkit? If it is SQL and you ever need any help postgresql and me are great friends. And I was the same way, intending to get my masters right after college, but started work and then couldn't ever find the time.

As long as you don't tell my boss yes I meant SQL. Cause I totally know how to spell it because of all my experience. LOL

I will be getting on the job training.


Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

NASA has several research centers; the one near me is the Ames research center. NASA work requires such diverse locations that they have stuff in SoCal, Texas, and Florida, too.

Georgia, and most of the south, has to deal with a lot of overt racism. I've had a friend refused service at a store on the basis of skin color out there. The current arguments about monuments to Confederate generals are part and parcel of that. But there's still implicit systemic racism in many other places. There's currently a reverse diaspora going on - people of color who fled the south after Reconstruction have started to realize that there were still strong cultural biases against them no matter where they want, so many have started to move back to southern states where their families were originally relocated during the dreadful colonial era.

Anyway the California coast has a rep for being much more diverse and open-minded. This is not always true but by and large it's somewhat better.


Male Human Fighter (Tactician) 4
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HP 39/49; Initiative +4; AC/Touch/FF 21/13/18; Fort/Ref/Will 7/5/2; CMD 17; Perception 0

Funny you mention NASA in Texas, the reason why you hear astronauts in movies mention "Houston" all the time is because the space shuttle command in the 60s was in Houston, Texas, though the actual headquarters for most federal agencies is in Washington.

Sacramento isn't really THAT bad, it's just kind of inconvenient, but it was where all the gold in the mountains to the east (what Rexandi said about desert in California was only half true. The northern part of the state has the not-so-tall-but-very-cold Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the foothills which are mostly thick pine forests. Fun Fact: California is the only state in the union to have every type of climate except tundra within its borders) was shipped through to get to the ships in the bay area to send back east so it made sense as a capital at the time. LA has only become the monstrous, bloated city it is because it's in the middle of the desert and movie studios could make gigantic sets since nobody was using the land so Hollywood happened. That's also why Disneyland is in nearby Anaheim.

As or weather, San Francisco itself is on a tiny, tiny, tiny peninsula (another reason for the housing market to be TERRIBLE, there's no more room anywhere) and the water around it is pretty cold. This all means that the fish selection is pretty limited and the weather is pretty much constantly 65-75 Fahrenheit (so like 18-24 celsius) all year round.

San Francisco being as cosmopolitan as it is, ethnic food is always super easy to come by and the fusion food market is booming too (Korean tacos! Mexican Ramen! Russian burgers! That kind of thing). I love it there but it was just too expensive and the cheapest places can get pretty sketchy or are ethnic neighborhoods with very very strong protection against other people moving in. It's great that they want to protect historic neighborhoods from gentrification but it does stagnate the housing market even more. If you've ever watched Full House that house they live in was about 10 blocks from where I was born and could probably sell for 4-6 million. My parents lived in an "apartment" that was really a corner of a living room and a large closet and probably paid like $1000 a month in rent in the early 90s.

As for seafood, the cheap stuff isn't that good and the good stuff isn't cheap. If you want to San Francisco foodie, you need to spend a lot of money or find a local who really really loves you, and then spend all day walking around.


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Yeah we don't get stuff anywhere near that overt, at least not so much as my privileged self has heard of. I'm surprised the people would go back. Maybe they don't have the financials to set up in California, or perhaps they want to have strength in numbers with others who are oppressed like them. I don't know


Male Human Fighter (Tactician) 4
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It's expensive because by American standards it's a shockingly progressive state in terms of economics, the job market is pretty good in most of the places anyone from outside the state has ever heard of, and the quality of life is usually pretty good. The problem is everyone and their mother knows that so it's a bit of a fight to get any of that once you get here. There's also some of the best farmland in the world going right down the middle of the state, so basically if you can make it here life is really really good but if you can't life really really sucks. I was born in northern California and unless I get a really good job offer back in Japan, I doubt I'd ever want to live anywhere else.


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18-24 Celcius? WOOHOO!! Paradise!
I like about anything between 10-20C (50-68F). Many people here do not agree with me.

I've never heard of Full House... ah sorry. I was umm far too young at the time it aired. The prices of your places just blow my mind. And it's really unfortunate that the food is really expensive. I suppose it's all cost of living there. Hopefully the jobs there pay really well. I doubt it. We have a place called Banff near the Rockies. Mostly tourism there, but since they can no longer expand, housing it absolutely insane there. Many people live elsewhere and commute to Banff to work.

So where does NASA launch now?


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That's cool, Tarnagius. Though the fighting for the good life kind of sucks.


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Side note for Bazzle: Could you let me know what you might consider to be 'cool gear'? I don't have any small enemies in the works right now, but I can think on it.


Male Human Fighter (Tactician) 4
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Full House was just the most recent thing that aired on TV that I know of that was actually shot in San Francisco. It's obscenely popular in Asia so I figured it might have other international appeal.

Food isn't that bad most of the time, vegetables are pretty cheap in season, and the further south you go the less the season even matters because shipping stuff up from Mexico is stupid cheap.

I have a cousin from Banff! Her dad was a big hunter and that's all I remember about him.

Since the Trump administration, NASA doesn't really do much of anything anymore.


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Gnome Unchained Rogue 6 HP 37/48 | AC 19, FF 15, T 15 | F +2 R +8 W +1 | Init. +3 | CMB 0 | CMD 13 | Speed 20ft
Perception +9

I meant that legit in character more in the way of fun. But Bazzle uses daggers. Magic items and treasure is always fun.


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Well I'll see if I can get you something shiny. I don't always make good on requests, but it's nice to know what people might want.

I'm looking forward to the James Webb telescope that NASA will launch. SpaceX seems to be doing plenty, but yeah I don't hear much from NASA.

Banff is beautiful, and if you know how to spend your money wisely, even a modest budget can get you some nice experiences. I haven't been there in many years, but when I was young my family would hike around there when my dad had some time off.

We get some nice fruits or veggies from British Columbia, but we get a ton of stuff from Mexico and some other more southern countries. Local food here is probably beef and corn. The Hutterite colonies around here grow delicious produce, but the seasons are short and tempermental.


human/wererat (Tian-Dan) lunar oracle 5 AC:21/13/18 HP:34/39 F:+2 R: +4 W: +7 Init: -1 Perception: +11 spells: level 2 4/5, level 1 0/7, gift of claw and horn 6/6, disguise DC 19

Hey! You can't talk about NASA and leave out Huntsville. Rockets dot our city all over the place and I even remember touring the international space station as a kid when they were building it. Mostly the city has become defense contracting but the Yes I am a Rocket Scientist bumper sticker is still quiet popular. And when they do engine testing it shakes the entire city!

While racism seems to be our state moto here, Huntsville is better. The military base in the center of the city combined with all the technology bases jobs makes us both diverse and educated. In theory at least.


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Huntsville... *brings up the map o murica again* I'm assuming Alabama and not Texas... yeah Alabama. Oh wow it's a tiny little place. Tons of trees, looks very pretty. I would guess your autumns look amazing when all the leaves change colour and begin to fall. Not quite as hot as I would have guessed, but looks like you guys have tons of humidity (I do not, it's super dry up here). When I was a little kid, I was terrified of tornados, but we haven't had any here in at least 3 decades. Hey I see rockets all over the place, that's cool!


Male Human Fighter (Tactician) 4
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HP 39/49; Initiative +4; AC/Touch/FF 21/13/18; Fort/Ref/Will 7/5/2; CMD 17; Perception 0
Aster Cobblestone wrote:


While racism seems to be our state moto here, Huntsville is better. The military base in the center of the city combined with all the technology bases jobs makes us both diverse and educated. In theory at least.

Yeah, Alabama doesn't have the best reputation on that front, but neither does Virginia and I heard the same thing about Charlottesville. Most of the people in that Nazi rally were out-of-towners, I hear.


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I think Calgary's doing pretty well relatively speaking. We've had some minor things like graffiti when the Syrian refugees came in, and I think a mosque was threatened once, but that's about it. I don't THINK minorities live in fear here, but I'm not part of that group.


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Since I am the newbie here - do you guys have a loot list?

As a side note, I'm waaaaay over on the other side of the Atlantic, in Europe :D


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We do not have a loot list. I think that's going to have to change.

Where in Europe are you, Ederion? That answers my question of why you sometimes post at the most ungodly hours of the night! =P
I've been to Germany in the past. Probably my most favourite place I've ever been to (not that I have much of a list, but it's the thought that counts!)


Male Human Fighter (Tactician) 4
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HP 39/49; Initiative +4; AC/Touch/FF 21/13/18; Fort/Ref/Will 7/5/2; CMD 17; Perception 0

I'm considering moving to Frankfurt for my master's. That'd be an odd coincidence if you live in Germany as well.


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Actually nope. But not far - even though it is not my country of origin, Denmark is where I live.

During the week I tend to post early in the morning, so that is probably why Fox. My 8am should be like your... 2-3am? :D


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What is the future like, Ederion?? =P

I really don't know much of anything about Denmark. All I know is that we Canadians joke about stowing away to a Nordic country for the free tuition.


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Oh and I should mention that we now have a very basic loot list


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Bazzle Blast-hazard wrote:
We never talked about it in last round. Because I rolled a 20. But this mace I believe is a medium weapon which is why I am using it 2 handed. I am rusty on any other negatives that puts on me. I know in 3.5 a small person could use a one handed medium weapon in 2 hands. Or the magicness of the mace might be dealing with this another way.

I have a halfling in one game who used to run around with a medium sized shortsword. Lemme see what those penalties were...

So as a rogue you are proficient with heavy maces, it's just that this one was made for someone much bigger. You do have to use it in two hands, and you'll take a -2 penalty to attack rolls. Thankfully we don't have to treat it as a small greatclub or whatnot.


human/wererat (Tian-Dan) lunar oracle 5 AC:21/13/18 HP:34/39 F:+2 R: +4 W: +7 Init: -1 Perception: +11 spells: level 2 4/5, level 1 0/7, gift of claw and horn 6/6, disguise DC 19

Puppy dog dwarf eyes, man, I'm glad they are pointed at you instead of me :)


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I thought you were taking care of the kids... :P


human/wererat (Tian-Dan) lunar oracle 5 AC:21/13/18 HP:34/39 F:+2 R: +4 W: +7 Init: -1 Perception: +11 spells: level 2 4/5, level 1 0/7, gift of claw and horn 6/6, disguise DC 19

Tarn, you out there sir?


Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

Maybe I scared him off :/


M Human Fighter 2

He joined my merry band of Were-Capybaras.


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Maybe he got biffed by another angry kid

Or he took the weekend off for a mini vacation


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Any more opinions regarding if we stay the night in the dungeon, or head out to another place to sleep?
If you choose to head out, where would you go?


human/wererat (Tian-Dan) lunar oracle 5 AC:21/13/18 HP:34/39 F:+2 R: +4 W: +7 Init: -1 Perception: +11 spells: level 2 4/5, level 1 0/7, gift of claw and horn 6/6, disguise DC 19

Hope it is the mini vacation instead of getting biffed or being irritated. All Aster's remarks are meant for the character and in no way at the player. Hope all is going well sir.

Aster wouldn't risk it personally, ad suggests huddling in the spiders first room away for the succubus lair and feast, and wait til daylight. Nap if you can, otherwise pass the time as best as possible.


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Thanks Aster, it really helps me prep (so I don't have to figure out all possibilities!)

So that's 2/5 for staying in the dungeon, with Aster specifically wanting to stay in the spider lair.

Ederion said either works

If I could get Rexandi and/or Tarn to weigh in, that'd be great.


Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

I like Aster's plan. Creepy but way better than risking crossing the city at night.


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Okay, I'll get a post in once I've finished the prep.

Feel free to continue talking in the meantime as you start getting ready for bed.


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Welcome to Level 5 everyone

hp = Half your class's hit die +1 (so a fighter would get 6, which is (10/2)+1)

Don't forget your background skills

hitpoints you gain due to leveling up apply to both your current hp and your maximum hp.

Please let me know what you take so I can make sure to incorporate it into the game.


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HP 47/47; Initiative +4; AC/Touch/FF 22/16/18; Fort/Ref/Will 3/11/6; CMD 21; Perception +16; Effects:

Sweeet. Level 5 is a good place to be for Ederion ;)

Level 5 update:

Investigator +1 lvl

BAB +1
+1 Ref Save
+1 Will Save

HP +5+1 = +6

FCB +1/2 Inspiration uses

Feat - Extra Investigator Talent (Quick Study)

Class Abilities gained:

- Studied Combat (Ex)
With a keen eye and calculating mind, an investigator can assess the mettle of his opponent to take advantage of gaps in talent and training. At 4th level, an investigator can use a move action to study a single enemy that he can see. Upon doing so, he adds 1/2 his investigator level as an insight bonus on melee attack rolls and as a bonus on damage rolls against the creature. This effect lasts for a number of rounds equal to his Intelligence modifier (minimum 1) or until he deals damage with a studied strike, whichever comes first. The bonus on damage rolls is precision damage, and is not multiplied on a critical hit.

An investigator can only have one target of studied combat at a time, and once a creature has become the target of an investigator’s studied combat, he cannot become the target of the same investigator’s studied combat again for 24 hours unless the investigator expends one use of inspiration when taking the move action to use this ability.

- Studied Strike (Ex)
At 4th level, an investigator can choose to make a studied strike against the target of his studied combat as a free action, upon successfully hitting his studied target with a melee attack, to deal additional damage. The damage is 1d6 at 4th level, and increases by 1d6 for every 2 levels thereafter (to a maximum of 9d6 at 20th level). The damage of studied strike is precision damage and is not multiplied on a critical hit; creatures that are immune to sneak attacks are also immune to studied strike.

If the investigator’s attack used a weapon that deals nonlethal damage (like a sap, whip, or an unarmed strike), he may choose to have the additional damage from studied strike be nonlethal damage instead of lethal damage. If the investigator chose to make an attack with a lethal weapon instead deal nonlethal damage (with the usual –4 penalty), the studied strike damage may also deal nonlethal damage.

The investigator must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. An investigator cannot use studied strike against a creature with concealment.

- Unfailing Logic (Ex)
An empiricist’s grasp of facts and data teaches him to anchor himself in reality, granting resistance to even the most potent illusions. At 4th level, an empiricist gains a +2 insight bonus on all Will saving throws against illusion spells or spell-like abilities that allow a save to disbelieve their effects. In addition he can spend one point from his inspiration pool as an immediate action to use his Intelligence bonus instead of her Wisdom bonus on all such saves for one round. At 8th level, the empiricist’s insight bonus increases to +4. At 16th level, he gains immunity to all illusion spells and spell-like abilities that allow a save to disbelieve the effects.

This ability replaces swift alchemy.

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Can now use level 2 extracts - learned:
- Alchemical Allocation (geeeez this sucks - only one learned per level??)

Skills:
Acrobatics
Bluff
Diplomacy
Knowledge (Planes)
Perception
Sense Motive
Spellcraft
Stealth
Use Magic Device

Background skills:
Appraise
Craft (Alchemy)


Female Tiefling Witch (Ley Line Guardian) 6 | HP 40/40 | AC 13 T 13 FF 10 | Fort +5 Ref +6 Will +7 | Initiative +3 | Perception +9 | Witch Spells: 1st—7/7 2nd—5/6 3rd—2/4 | Conduit Surge 3/4

Witch (ley line guardian) 5

+8 hit points (6 class, +1 Con, +1 favored class)

New spells learned:
2nd—cure moderate wounds
1st—ill omen

Healing hex improves to the equivalent of cure moderate wounds.

Skills: +1 each of: Heal, Knowledge (arcana), Knowledge (planes), Perception, Spellcraft; Knowledge (history), Perform (keyboard)

Still thinking about my feat. Suggestions welcome.

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