I decided to expand my horizons by trying different recipes and using a wider variety of spices and found out I really like thyme. So much that it’s been almost all I’m eating.
Unfortunately, I ran out this weekend and had to get some from my neighbor. I guess you could say I’m living on borrowed thyme.
Tsuki rhymes with cookieMoon is white like milk
Moon is white and round like Oreo filling.
This fits within my dataset. Thank you for your contribution.
I feel like I need something like they right now to handle my stress. Maybe I’ll call up my brother and see if he wants to punch me in the shoulder.
Three hours after my initial post on Friday, I suddenly began running a fever. Two hours after that I realized it wasn't Covid but a vicious stomach virus. I didn't sleep until 2 am this morning and am still not over this damned thing. But there weirdest thing is the muscle spasms in my left shoulder and my never-ending knee pain has stopped. I'm certainly glad of that, but if this is the cure? No.
Reminds me of the joke my dad used to make when I would complain about an inconsequential pain or discomfort, and ask if he should punch my arm. When asked how that would help he’d say that it would stop me from thinking about the other thing that was hurting.
I should note that my father did not believe in corporal punishment so this suggestion (including “oh, if it hurts so bad we should probably cut it off”) were always attempts to lighten the mood and reframe how I was viewing life in the moment
Didn’t get kicked out, but it feels as little like it. Group dissolved after finishing the campaign. DM wanted to stop running games so he could focus on work/have more time with his family, which is a good thing. One player started a new job that requires more than 8 hours a day. I offered to run the game, but DM and player said no. Asked the couple who were playing/hosting if they were up for looking for new players and they said no, which is understandable, i get not wanting to invite people you don’t know well into your home. So the group just dissolved.
The thing that makes it feel like I got kicked out is I joined this group after overhearing two of the players talking about it at church, and this group is already pretty close friends with each other, so in a way all of them saying no to my efforts to keep a game/group going felt like they were saying no to me.
Rationally, of course, that’s not the case. We’ve all got small children and families and other commitments to our time that make ttrpgs a difficult thing to add on top of already busy lives, but part of me still worries that I messed up a group dynamic that everyone else was content with.
So it was! My apologies for not remembering correctly and my condolences to anyone living in California
Read the other day how only about half of California residents (or less) can actually afford a house in California. Can’t remember where I saw it, but having met a lot of folks moving out of California it makes sense.
Hopefully close enough to a border with more affordable dental care?
Or, as an American, when businesses rave about their BBB rating.
gran rey de los mono wrote:
I love it when companies put meaningless claims on their products. Like this box of maxipads that claim they are "up to 100% leak and odor free". Well, 0% is "up to" 100%, so it doesn't really mean anything.
Ahh, but that’s the beauty of marketing. Likes how eating Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs is part of a balanced breakfast, provided you’re balancing it with half a dozen grapefruits and a dozen bran muffins
GM Wolf wrote:
ok, this is a lot. I'll think about it during work and put pen to paper to get some stuff down
What Council spots are available? I'm thinking right now of going either Scaled Monk/Sorceror or Rogue/Alchemist, so I'm thinking Spymaster, Warden or Marshal, which would be good occupations to explain why this person hasn't been seen much.
For the 36 wishes, how have the other players primarily spent theirs?
I realize that there probably isn't much in the way of roles needing to be filled because this is gestalt, but is there anything that the group might need or want in a new player joining before i finalize my build?
a) Gilligan Meshua was an average teenager when one day, on his way home from basketball practice, a group of strangely dressed people asked him to pick out a bracelet and an amulet from a selection of jewelry. Selecting a bracelet with a scorpion on it and an amulet with a door, he was proclaimed as the reincarnation of Gilgamesh, sent to defeat evil and usher in the new age of Babylon. Gilligan, having hated that name his whole life, decided to adopt the moniker Gilgamesh and it has served him well.
b) I actually have the first two (somewhere, still unpacking some boxes). I'd need to get the third one, but I've been wanting to get it for a while.
c) About 6'4", 6'5". Dark shoulder length, curly hair, blue eyes, tan skin, charming smile.
d) Physically strong, Gilgamesh is also surprisingly charming and has talked his way out of jail as often as he had broken out. He is capable with almost every weapon he picks up, whether he's used it before or not and is naturally athletic.
e) With assistance from the cultists of The First Empire, Gilgamesh began attempting to rebuild New Babylonia by taking over territory in Star City. Most of Gilgamesh's crimes revolved around gang violence and territory wars, though he would occasionally mix it up with the more heroic supers as needed. Gilgamesh viewed Star City as rightfully his, and was very protective and possessive of the territories he did take. He was in jail when the V'sori began their conquest, and was ignored because of where he was at that time.
f) I have played some Deadlands and some other settings. I'd like to be more familiar. Actually bought Savage Worlds a while back with the intent of being able ot run a supers game, but would like to get more familiar with the system
g) Gilgamesh was a prisoner when the V'sori began their invasion and remained a prison. Apparently there were some facilities the V'sori thought would be useful to keep around. There was a bit of a scuffle at one point, and Gilgamesh was able to recognize an open door when he saw it, though escaping that prison and the death sentence coming to its occupants meant the sacrifice of his best friend, Eric the Red, a viking themed villain that had been by Gilgamesh's side since the very beginning. Since then, Gilgamesh has sought opportunity to rebuild New Babylonia, but has been thwarted either due to lack of volunteers, or the threat of death looming over his head.
h) Gilgamesh grew up in Star City, and does have friends and family there. Gilgamesh actually grew up in the rougher parts of town, which gave him quick access to other villains as he became active in the super community
i) Gilgamesh did work with the Spider once, not long before the Betrayal. Despite being a ganglord, there were some things that Gilgamesh would not tolerate. After hearing whispers that some of his underlings were setting up activities outside of their boss' scope, Gilgamesh began doing some investigating and wound up tussling with the Spider over the kidnapping of Rosy Dominguez, a thirteen-year-old girl. Her disappearance coincided with several other abductions, and Gilgamesh was able to convince the Spider to let him assist with rescuing the other children. They found the children were intended to be used by an offshoot of the First Empire cultists as a sacrifice to open a portal to the realm of monsters and bring forth Humbaba, the demon-monster that Gilgamesh banished epochs ago. Together, Gilgamesh and the Spider defeated the cultists and prevented the ceremony from completing.
j) Gilgamesh's goal is to establish New Babylonia, preferably by taking over Star City (infrastructure is hard to build)
k) Gilgamesh has been loyal to the Omega Resistance since his first invitation, on the grounds that getting rid of the V'sori means being able to take Star City for himself and the establishment of New Babylonia. He's pretty straightforward in that regards, though his goal of establishing New Babylonia is met with eyerolls from a lot of people. Haven't met Dr. Destruction yet, but not really worried about that at this time.
l) Star City was prophesied to be New Babylonia, which means it is Gilgamesh's, and those aliens aren't allowed to have his stuff!
Hope this works, and I'll provide more details as requested.
Let’s be clear, this isn’t a worst player ever thread. It’s meant to be a bit lighter than that, but I was thinking on my own past experiences and was wondering if you all had any you’d want to share.
I’ll start with a few:
-The “take everything test isn’t bolted down” character. A barbarian that literally just picked up everything and was always the first to yell “I loot the body!” To try and train him out of this habit, the gm just started all the bodies having ridiculously mundane, useless gear. Didn’t work in that game, but he did get better eventually.
-Player gets an enchanted weapon through a deal with a street vendor (put something valuable in the pot, get something valuable out). Realized the only way they could have received this weapon is if it had been stolen from the local museum or something like that (well known weapon, like historically famous). Player spent 15 minutes patiently and earnestly explaining to the gm how he could sell the bow back to the city for a massive profit with the gm patiently explaining that no, this is a well known artifact, they would just take it back and imprison you for having it. Discussion ended when gm said player could either keep the bow or not.
Any stories you want to share?
Assuming I did my math right…
5d6 - 1 - 4 ⇒ (4, 6, 5, 1, 4) - 1 - 4 = 15
PF2 fills me with the sense of dread I get when I look at 5e. In 5e, each class has archetypes/branches such that you can pretty much pick one class and play it as another. Barbarians can become paladins, clerics can become wizards and bards can become rogues. And when everyone is super, no one will be.
PF1 archetypes don’t feel like that at all. Some might, I don’t have them memorized, but these archetypes serve to enhance the base flavor and focus on specific attributes of the class.
I guess PF1 is choosing how you’re going to season your turkey.
*No turkeys were harmed in the making of this message. Veggie burgers/tofurkey are considered homebrew and acceptable when wanted/required
Balance is all well and good, but there are two things that I love about PF1.
1) Having a character built and optimized (to the point of being broken? Yeah, potentially, this is PF1) do the thing they were built and optimized to do and do it well.
2) Having a non optimized character do something they weren’t built for or not built well for and do it well.
You can get this from other games, but it’s more satisfying for me in PF1 because the ability to build an amazingly specialized character goes to a greater extreme in PF1.