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34/34HP , AC17

"Mother Inferior, we will have nun of this!" Tybalt says backing up and getting his shield out.

"We don't want to get into the habit of breaking a covenant by harming the clergy."

Action: Inspire Courage +1 attack, damage, will saves
Hold Position


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M Human 5 [ HP 4/40 | AC 20 Tch12 FF 16 | Fort +6 Ref +6 Will +6 | CMD 15 | Init +2 | Perc +12, | Hero Points: 1 | Effects: none

Lysander uses his knowledge of tracks and survival to try and cover the tracks in the area. Sandy smiles at the others and gets to work with a few branches and sticks to try and make the area seem undisturbed.

Survival: 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (14) + 13 = 27
Know Nature (if needed): 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (15) + 12 = 27


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34/34HP , AC17

It's Leandro that's on deck. Tybalt is in the storeroom attached to the galley

Tybalt sends his fluffy barn owl to fly to the others whilst he stays with the barrel. Around the owls leg is a small note that says simply.

'Found something in galley storeroom. Please come.'


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34/34HP , AC17

"Those are some impressive fields of study for both of you." Tybalt sidles into the conversation with a smiles that it's easy to misconstrue. "Speaking of antiquities, we happen to be on the look out for some items of some age, if we could inquire your and your associates expertise? For some recompense of course."

Tybalt looks to the handsome Leandro and his whimsical expression. "I'm easy, my friend."


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M Human 5 [ HP 4/40 | AC 20 Tch12 FF 16 | Fort +6 Ref +6 Will +6 | CMD 15 | Init +2 | Perc +12, | Hero Points: 1 | Effects: none

May all your rolls be better in this new year.


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M Human 5 [ HP 4/40 | AC 20 Tch12 FF 16 | Fort +6 Ref +6 Will +6 | CMD 15 | Init +2 | Perc +12, | Hero Points: 1 | Effects: none

Whoops, I'm a moron.

"While using totem transformation, the lion shaman may speak normally and can cast speak with animals (felines only) at will" Druid level mins/round

But I can also get Kruss upto 60' speed with Longstrider.


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34/34HP , AC17

Tybalt solemnly follows her to the cemetery carrying the coffin with the others. The dour mausoleum speaks of not just death and decay, but of an uncaring grim horror and inevitability.

He helps place the coffin within the small alcove of the sepulchre. "If I may, could I start....though my words have little inspiration for such a sad time. Maybe they can soothe the spirit and others can help her soul. For doubtless you are better versed in theology and the spiritual in such morose times." His words are as soft as the sea breeze on a autumnal eve.

"Though life is short, shorter for some than others....filled with grey times and isolation. Let us join together to attempt to make things right. To try and reflect upon the life that has been cut so short; though no fault of her own." Tybalt starts and then has to softly cough into a grey handkerchief as his throat tightens.

"Redemption, a purpose is something we all seek and for some unobtainable. Life seems to drift by like a lazy stream or crash upon the boulders of the rapids... never obtaining the peace or pleasure of experience. I hope that, this poor soul may pass over - pass to somewhere where she can have experiences and joy so denied to her for the brief life she led."

"May she see dawns and blue skies with friends, may they find contentment and warmth... if not in this life, then the next."


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I have 2 copies, of Your Story, the second I bought so I could officially get Treppa a pdf.

Then Evil Hat sent me pdf's of both original books, cause they are awesome.


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Treppa:
so the allip looks to be the end of us all :P
Bloomin' will saves & wis damage


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34/34HP , AC17

Well Tybalt had to say things as part of his performance. So couldn't reasonably be expected to say more words. But if you notice the Bolded, loud words....
Wax, Fire, Useless= cold & magic


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34/34HP , AC17

Apologies, I missed the PM. I'd be happy to drop back in if you'll have me :D


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Limeylongears wrote:
Drejk wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
It's kind of crazy that their is 3 of us all around the Chattanooga area on the forum.

Are you kidding? With Rosita no longer posting and lisamarlene having emigrated, I think I may be the only Californian left on here.

And we are 12% of the entire country's population, like it or not. I'd expect more of us to be rattling about...

If not for Woran and occasional peek by LordSynos I would be the sole representative of my Continent since the rest stopped showing... (*eyes Limey* or had their compatriots decided that their island is not part of that continent).
There's DSXMachina as well...

I really should post more :)


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Limeylongears wrote:
What are the rules regarding listening to Swedish jazz-rock during quarantine?

The Shining? Or are they Norwegian?


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Freehold DM wrote:
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Scintillae wrote:
What isn't political anymore? Basic functions of daily life are becoming impossible to discuss without running up against something that turns it into a commentary about current events. For Pete's sake, we can't even talk about going to the grocery store without noting that the panic hoarders have wiped out all the hand sanitizer and toilet paper because of the lack of leadership we're facing on how to prepare.

We were at Office Max last night and they had a big sign, "Sorry, we're out of hand sanitizer!"

And I was thinking, "Who goes to Office Max to buy hand sanitizer?"

office managers.

We are running kinda low here ourselves.

After our office shut, someone came in (7pm ish) and took all our our liquid soap from the restrooms. [So now each office has a bar hidden away]


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Congratulations, Rosita & TVE.

And a lovely Thursday to all.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Woran wrote:

Thanks to the storm we have today, another beautifull dutch tradition was able to take place. The national championship cycling against the wind

Article in dutch but it has a movie

Another video, lots of dutch talk so Freehold can enjoy

We've had the storm all over us here; part of the bottom of town was underwater yesterday after the river burst its banks, but it looks to have cleared by now, since the traffic's running (luckily, I live well uphill).

Hope DSXMachina's alright, since they got hit hard in other areas as well...

Despite being a Spa town there's not too much flooding, although a friend has 3 inches of water under the floor of his new house. Just glad I don't live in York.


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Why that sounds like a great idea. :)

EDIT: Oh, you mean in game?!


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Whiskey, that's a bit of a tricky one as predominately a beardy-ale drinker (I may ask some friends). I would say "Evil Eye" has some great cocktails, but if you are trying to minimise calorie intake it's not ideal. It also has some decent thai-food & is a very interesting pub.

"House of Trembling Madness" is a fun one, "Maltings" has decent food (when it's on). And you can walk around the entire city Walls, which is very cool.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:

I wonder if I'm going to get harassed by Italian immigration officials at some point. I am legally allowed a total of 90 days in the European Union in any 180 day period. I though I'd have to work over Spring Break this year, so I booked a 10 day trip to Germany over my birthday in late April (except now I'm spending a third of it in France, because ending up in France is apparently just what I do, now). Then I got Spring Break off, and I can't reschedule the Germany trip, so whatever. So I'll go to Italy over Spring Break. 6 full days of All Ancient Ruins, All The Time between Rome, Paestum, and Naples. But then I got into that super interesting Summer study abroad that starts in Italy but is mostly in Greece, so that's another three weeks.

All told, if travel time counts against visa, I'm looking at about 45 days within 3 months, and I don't have any other trips to Europe in a 180 day period before or after, so I'm within the rules as written. I will, however, only have 3 weeks between each trip. I'm wondering if, by the third time, immigration will be like "What is this?"

Oh, and on the way back from Greece, I'm gonna chill in Scotland for a while. Decompress from study abroad and cool off from the Mediterranean head. See some castles, do various Scottish things, pop down to York for the British National Railroad Museum, which is supposed to even be better than the two amazing ones I went to in Japan. Who knows what Brexit is gonna do with that immigration procedure? I made sure my layover in Heathrow on the way in is, like, 4 hours in case it's all sorts of jacked up.

My sister goes to the railway museum all the time & it's pretty good - I hear. I can recommend a few pubs around, mostly for drink rather than food & would probably advise against going into the Minster (based on price) but the surrounds are free.


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Ragadolf wrote:

I'm staying out of this debate.

I'm cheesy enough as it is. ;P

Ooooh, at the beer festival last weekend - I had a 'cheese-pun battle' with a friend.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Hello, John!

And seriously, Pandora? Now BabyMetal = O Fortuna? (The most famous piece from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, which is actually overall quite a good work, so it's too bad O Fortuna gets all the love.)

I'd guess O Fortuna, as re-arranged/covered by one of the best Swedish Metal bands, Therion?


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Scintillae wrote:

I need some brainstorming help. Trying to get together six more locations to send a party after for plot devices artifacts sought by a necromancer I haven't built yet. 5e, so I'll kludge together the mechanics once I have a solid concept.

The first was in a heavily trapped kobold den. I'd like at least one to be in a social encounter - thinking an auction or a collector's manor to be acquired during a fancy party. But I don't want to send people to the same dungeon for six sessions running. Probably going to have a crypt guarded by undead for another.

Also not sure if the necromancer (lich wannabe) should be a sorc, wizard, or warlock.

A crazy old coot, maybe in the Bayou, who has a whole host of knick-knacks and hoarder nonsense (a bit like American Pickers, or similar shows). Where the players have to sweet-talk him to look in his shed, clamber over the dangerously stacked items, fight the occasional hostile rat/animal & locate the object "back thar by the banjo" - before finally having to negotiate a price!

Or an Aladdin's cave shop, hundreds on small items, stuffed owls, books and broken clocks. More of a social encounter, but you could introduce a few random NPC's to make everything quite ridiculous. Or maybe the tax-men (Scarzni or similar gangsters) turn up unexpectedly and demand the place be shut down.


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DeathQuaker wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
I was kind of interested in the whole monk ascetic Tahani - it felt good for her character, but it obviously didn't work. Still, I just don't feel her in any real romances. They all feel superficial.
I'm willing to compromise. I'll give up on Tahani + Eleanor if I can have Tahani + Sue Perkins instead.

Jameela Jamil AND Sue Perkins? Now I'M in my Good Place.

For those unfamiliar with Sue, if you want to see Sue Perkins outside of the first 5 or so seasons of Bakeoff, look up a series called Supersizers Go. She and a food critic named Giles Coren* live how middle-upper class folk in various points of history live to see how the food/lifestyle affects their health. It is both informative and HI-F*$#IN-LARIOUS.

That combination annoyed me, somehow. Although they seemed to have alot of fun together, iirc they seemed to be talking down to the viewers or it felt slightly pretentious.

I do love Sue Perkins and Lite Lunch, one of her first shows with the lovely Mel G. was a staple of my student days TV schedule.

*EDIT: He is the son of the great Alan Coren & brother to Victoria Coren (poker player, presenter, comedian, wit and married to David Mitchell)


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Sounds brilliant.

Other than a couple of festivals, I don't think I've been to a gig with more than 800 people*. But it is great to see how the bands act, they are mostly really friendly - especially with one of my friends who's an 80 year old granny.

*the smallest crowd was Immortal, where only 13 people turned up. Which was criminal for such a good band.


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I agree, I saw Sabaton twice and despite not being exactly my cup of tea - he was amazing and really nice. (Swedish Airlines had lost his 'iconic vest' so he borrowed one from a chap in the audience and invited him on stage for VIP treatment)


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Wow, I'm looking at my schedule and I have a busy November.

30-31st August: Warhorns Folk/Black Metal Festival, probably not going due to it being moved to another city - but a few great bands on.
14th September: Village Beer Festival - Drinking beer in a graveyard, whilst children throw toys from the steeple.
14th September: Seems afterwards I've got tickets for a Wrestling Event in town.
2nd November: Damnation Festival - A host of amazing bands, including Opeth, Alcest.
9th November: Limehouse Lizzy - Thin Lizzy cover band that play locally.
22 or 23 Nov: Otley Beer Festival - The best beer festival I've been to, just a pity it finishes around 6pm.
23rd November: Ghost - supposedly great band, though might go straight from beer festival to them!
28th November: Cult of Luna - another interesting band.

Hope things are going well for everyone, and sorry to hear that you've been affected by people like that Lord Synos

PS. *NobodysHome: Regarding point 2) there's always Rockstar Leeds, to join Limey & I (this is a humourous joke, since the other points hold great weight)


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Danny

She smiles at Danny's practised patter; "Oh yeah, it's my first. I'm very excited, you know." There's a hint of nervousness to her attitude however; "Good cuppa this, boss like at least 3 sugars in his. Which is much too sweet for me, speaking of sweet did you see "Love ISland" last night that was so romantic. Man I'd love someone to sweep me off to a desert island."

"Much better than the lousy barge we have outside, once went down that with Dennis, my lad at the time before he cheated on me with Shirleen, she's a cow if ever I saw one, although Dennis's mate Jaden was trying it on with me so I shouldn't say anything; anyway we were going on the river - Dennis and me - not me and Jaden, he wouldn't stump up for a cinema ticket let alone borrow the bosses boat to travel to Selby. It were well romantic!" she concludes her verbose and winding story.

"Oh you have a sister? Cool." Kelly finally remembers, giving Danny a run for his money in the overly-talkative stakes.


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LordSynos wrote:
Morning FaWtLy folk. I hope everyone is doing well today, and has a good day ahead of them.

Aye same to you, hope things are going well.


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Limeylongears wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

ALL (DE) and I went to see the brother's band in Leeds. It was great.

We had pies beforehand; ALL (DE)'s pie was called 'Heidi', which raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions in my mind.

I take it, it wasn't at the Brudenell Social Club?
It was at the Brudenell, in the new room on the side.
Your brother was the opening act for Nordic Giants?! The dude playing the awesome guitar? I was there that was a really cool performance.
No - he was (is) the keyboard player for Nordic Giants. It was a smasher, though (both them and the support)

Wow! They are amazing (as the wasted guy next to me said), and he's really talented with not just keyboard & trumpet & theremin (or was that the drummer); but also with the conceptual stuff - the whole mood and theme was darkly brilliant.

I did love the re-imagining of Bohemian Rhapsody at the end.

In my view, Nordic Giants stole Damnation Festival in 2017. Speaking of I'm amazed with this years line up, Opeth/Alcest/Primordial/Jo Quail.


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Limeylongears wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

ALL (DE) and I went to see the brother's band in Leeds. It was great.

We had pies beforehand; ALL (DE)'s pie was called 'Heidi', which raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions in my mind.

I take it, it wasn't at the Brudenell Social Club?
It was at the Brudenell, in the new room on the side.

Your brother was the opening act for Nordic Giants?! The dude playing the awesome guitar? I was there that was a really cool performance.


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Limeylongears wrote:

ALL (DE) and I went to see the brother's band in Leeds. It was great.

We had pies beforehand; ALL (DE)'s pie was called 'Heidi', which raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions in my mind.

I take it, it wasn't at the Brudenell Social Club?


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By the way does the surname work? It's meant to be alliterative, and my initial idea of Foxglove... well....

Background:
Fiona was born in a small settlement in the Castrovel jungle, a close knit community that blended traditional tropics civilisation and technological advances. The exports and products from the region are mainly raw materials and plants gathered from the nearby area.

When she was a young girl, there was a visiting relative of the chieftain came to the village. Fiona's little brother and her we intrigued by the stranger and his outlandish garb following the man around the village. The stranger performed errands and healed the sick, taking contraptions from his valise bag and in the evening sung skaldic tales with a crystal voice.

Like the rest of the village her brother was enrapt, ever the bold Fiona snook into the strangers hut and opened his bag of items. The village was drawn to a scream, as they entered the hut they were confronted by a curious vista. A frilled gecko, venom dripping from it's fangs hissed harshly at Fiona, wide-eyed she held out a warning hand to the diminutive predator and before that hand manifested a burning marble of fire.

The stranger, quick with his wits as his tongue, realised the situation and calmed down his watch-gecko as well as the local girl. And within a trio of seasons, Fiona was enrolled in the mountain monastery from which the Stranger came. Though she had to stay there, she often visited home despite the week long trek through the wildness - for she had learnt some of her parents bush-craft.

In her late adolescence another pivotal encounter happened, for she was on one of her weekly pilgrimages home after getting into a fight with her knife-fighting mentor. For Fiona hadn't managed to find her centre between Light and Dark, the Void and Creation. Thoroughly annoyed she arrived at the tea-house, greeting Ms. Lam the Ysoki proprietress and requesting her usual vine-drip tea.

Under the harsh glare of the afternoon sun, Fiona examined her holed shoe whilst slipping on the over-bitter tea. A trio of burly louts walked into the house and immediately started pushing around Ms. Lam their voices raised as they demanded money. Initially Fiona thought to find her centre and ignore such a altercation, even one so close to home, as the monks taught. However as the trio got more fractious, Fiona rose from her stool to try and mediate. It was then that the rangiest of troop pushed Ms Lam into a glass table and all of Fiona's annoyances over-flowed.

When the red haze subsided Fiona stood over a pair of bloody and burnt corpses, blinking the sweat away. Ms. Lam put a hand on her shoulder and informed her they were "Tax-Men" from the Lord of the neighbouring estate and that they were both in trouble...


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Limeylongears wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Day 3 in Scotland: NobodysHome is trying to convince Shiro of the convenience and practicality (and affordability) of a castle in Scotland.
Not a chance. That's waaaaay too practical for Shiro.
OK. What about building his own castle from scratch?

We did actually have an inquiry like that in the office a few years ago, unfortunately there was no follow up.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Sunburn... Check!

The runs... Check!
Tweaked back from sleeping on it wrong... Check!

Must be time for a travel day!

That's something to be proud of, getting sunburnt in England.


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Always a bit weird when Treppa posts stuff with my familial name :P

And Sal & Danny should be able piece together where the place is, though feel free to google maps it (if you want to find it yourself). ;)


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Freehold DM wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Woran wrote:

*sits quietly in europe*

Naked of course, because, its europe.

I gotta visit you.

You guys have milkmaids, right?

What's with the milk maids by the way, what do you like about them?

Also, what is a milk maid?

A boxum woman, preferably wearing a corset and saucy skirt with a preference for cuddling on cold winter's nights and a weakness for fine beer and for having a face buried betwixt their breasts.

>_>

<_<

I don't know what you are talking about.

You, of course, saw Polands 'song' for Eurovision in 2014?

Edit: It might have been less rude if they were all naked. ;)


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Just a Mort wrote:

I'm a logical cat, but not imaginative. I don't think logic and imagination go hand in hand.

Also how many friends did you go in with DSXMachina? We're looking at 7-8 people per room and my BF said that escape rooms are best when <5

I went with 4 others, 2 couples and it seemed to work. Although IIRC there could have been room for 1 or 2 more. But I think ~4-6 seems best. 7 could work, especially in an office environment if people want to be lazy.


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Just a Mort wrote:

FAWTL gossip vine - anyone has done escape room stuff before? We're looking to having it for a Company event but I'm wondering if anyone has done it yet.

Also, anyone has cooked sous-vide before? I find the usage of plastic bags wasteful.

Yeah, I did an escape room before with a few friends. It's very fun, but not really a 'classic team building exercise'. You do have to communicate loquaciously and smoothly, but it's not essential.

The scenario wasn't a logic puzzle or ridiculously step by step, in fact a friend did another and in one of the first tasks there was a button that said "Do not Touch" and they were meant to.

Anyway, there's usually a supervisor making sure you don't get too stuck or waste too much time.

Plus it's for all abilities, my sister did one and nearly escaped despite not being the most innovative/logical.


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Local Coffeeshop wrote:
I broke a finger today, on the other hand I'm fine.


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My Local Coffeeshop wrote:
I IV I love Roman Numerals


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NobodysHome wrote:

While all our scheduled events aren't lined up, we at least know which cities we'll be in on which dates, in case any of the Western European FaWtLers want to meet up with us for an afternoon of tourism or dinner or some such. (And yes, Lord Synos gets the biggest gripe because we're in the U.K. for 9 days and don't make it to Ireland, and Drejk can go ahead and grouch that we don't even make eastern Germany, much less Poland):

** spoiler omitted **

That's a nice itinery, there's some good views in the Highlands. Unfortunately, I'm mid-way between your 2 capital UK stops. But everything I've heard about Edinburgh is that's it's a marvellous place for tourists.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:

Yeah, in wild you need to have a "win-condition" it cannot be 'put pressure on with good boards' or even really a zerg rush. Well these can work, but there's too many options out there for victory - from Kingsbane/Mecha-thuun/Quest or Freeze Mage or my favourite CthunWock.

And since Reno was rotating out they never had to Hall of Fame it (btw remember to craft this years Hall of Fame entries for free cards (dust refund & keep cards)).

Just having good cards can work sometimes but not against those with dedicated 'win-conditions'.

Yeah, and this just makes me sad. My favorite playstyle is careful board control and steadily whittling my opponent down to 0. Which is maybe more practicable in Standard?

I tried Standard when Witchwood came out, but going from my huge collection down to just a few expansions had me clawing at the walls. Maybe it's time to try again...

Well my favourite is control, long game too (unlike a certain face hunting kitty) and I'm quite fond of a Reno-Quest-Priest that can basically survive long enough to drag out a victory against most control decks. Then again it lost to a Shudderwock and a Big Priest yesterday.

But tempo decks are better in standard, since there's less ridiculous OTK's possible - and less healing/taunt if that's the focus of your opponent.


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Just a Mort wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Nekkid Vidmaster7 wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

In Hearthstone news, I'm finding myself wishing for a format comparable to Magic's modern format -- everything allowed except the Hall of Famers.

Yes, there's nothing quite so irritating as whittling an opponent down to single digits using careful tactics, only to have them bounce back to 30 using Reno.

...After googling the Hall of Fame, why is Reno not in it?! He is obnoxious.

Or winning the whole game only to get OTK by some crazy combo that literally just knocks your cloths right off you.
I got infinite fireballed before. Also priests with their rezzing of their infinite obsidian statues are a pain.
I think the worst I've ever felt about a game was a frost mage that literally never gave me a turn to do anything until he finally killed me with a combo. I think another combo deck or a charge deck would of beat him. Then of course there is surprise mechachtun. Which at some point does become obvious. Hmm hes drawn a lot and hasn't done anything that is awful suspicious. but then what can you really do about it but try and kill them faster?
Ya usually if they seem to be stalling for time it's likely they're preparing a supercombo in their hands to use against you.

Yeah, in wild you need to have a "win-condition" it cannot be 'put pressure on with good boards' or even really a zerg rush. Well these can work, but there's too many options out there for victory - from Kingsbane/Mecha-thuun/Quest or Freeze Mage or my favourite CthunWock.

And since Reno was rotating out they never had to Hall of Fame it (btw remember to craft this years Hall of Fame entries for free cards (dust refund & keep cards)).

Just having good cards can work sometimes but not against those with dedicated 'win-conditions'.


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Limeylongears wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
I'm pretty pleased, I've got a ticket for a concert associated with the York Viking festival & the line up looks pretty amazing.
Who's on?

Runagaderung

Sellsword - who are getting better & better. Power metal with truly bombastic vocals.
Old Corpse Road - folk mixed with black metal in a Yorkshire manner.
A Forest of Stars - weird, accordion driven Victorian dark metal.
Ravenage - A fun band, with some famous members of other bands.
And most amazingly Wyrdstaef! Who were excellent in their first performance ever at Warhorns festival, with some amazing atmospheric dark folk metal.
Some other good folk/viking metal bands that I've probably seen before like, Feorgh, Yylva, & Solfyr.


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Cap'n Yesterdays Winter Madness wrote:
I don't know what Seattle is complaining about, we've been averaging 5-10 inches a snowfall every few days for going on 5 weeks now and we still have PLENTY of lettuce and kale.

Iceberg Lettuce?


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Week starts monday, or else the 'day of rest' (sunday) would be before you did any work.


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NobodysHome wrote:

(1) Sabaton

(2) Alestorm/Gloryhammer (they're technically two separate bands, but really?)
(3) Battle Beast
(4) Some Nightwish. They produce some amazing songs; including several of my all-time favorites. And they produce some true dreck. They're my favorite example of why it's much better to add additional songs than entire albums
(5) The Scorpions. Because silly Germans singing lyrics they don't seem to understand

1) Every time I've seen them live they've blown me away.

2) Never seen them live, but I have seen the drummers band, Ravenage, a couple of times.
4) That is a killer song, really love it. But yeah, I'm not huge on Nightwish albums (I have 4 or so), but the songs are good.

*EDIT: Naked metal, I've had (male) friends end up topless at gigs before.*


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NH you really don't want to hear the planning regulations in Britain, they make Albany seem sensible and Liberal in comparison.


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lynora wrote:
Orthos wrote:
lynora wrote:

Trying to think of good holiday movies for this years movie marathon. The kiddo and I have a tradition of camping in the living room and watching all the movies.

Nightmare before Christmas (of course)
Die Hard (classic)
Miracle on 34th street (the old one because the remake is an abomination)
I like the Lion in Winter but the kiddo thinks it’s too slow.
We tried Gremlins last year, but it hasn’t aged well.
Trying to think of other not remotely sappy movies that fit the theme...
Suggestions?
I figure if I think of something now even if it’s kinda obscure I still have time to track it down

I have recently been informed/reminded that Batman Returns is about as much an Xmas movie as Die Hard for pretty much the exact same reasons. And it's one of the good ones from the older set of live action Batman films.

Otherwise, Muppet Christmas Carol is the holiday standard in my family. And the best of the many versions of that story, IMO.

Excellent suggestions!

The Snowman (1982) is a classic animation, although a trifle sad.


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Limeylongears wrote:

Last week was clearly an anomaly, in that the train back home was on time. I wouldn't mind if it didn't mean getting back around half past midnight, with a journey that normally takes around 20-30 minutes stretching to three times its normal length.

Bloody Northern Rail.

27 weekends straight they've been on strike. Bloody Northern Rail

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