I started wondering if it was Impus Minor or Impus Major (though I would expect Impus Major more of such snark, not that I can say I really know either of them...)
That's why—as a father of two IMs—you should rather use PM instead of IM in such context...
Duh. Right. I rewrote that part a few times and missed a word.
I really don't care for Hammerfall much, and the fact that they all look like [u]strung-out heroin junkies[/u] doesn't help one whit. But they put so much energy into their performance, and were so engaging, that I couldn't help getting caught up in the frenzy.
You are not sixties enough.
It reminds me of a RPG meeting two or three years ago...
Some guy was spouting quite a bullcrap (it looked as if he was obsessed with GM duty being "punishing" players for whatever they do, as it was his answer to dealing with whatever issues at table as mentioned during the discussion, including not doing things that GM wants them to so it clearly ventured into rather toxic direction). He argued that he knows what he is speaking of, because he is "experienced" role-player with over ten (or maybe fifteen, I don't remember at the moment) years of practice. Me and my friends looked at each other, and laughed about him being just out of being a rpg novice, having, between us, around 100 years of experience, with 20+ per head.
And I still consider myself at mid-level as a roleplayer (ok, I admit claiming some bonuses for being published freelancer) - having worked professionally with people who actually play as long as I live gives me a different perspective.
I could do that as a child. I couldn't do that anymore as a teenager. I haven't swum for the last 20 years so I can't really tell how my body would behave in water now.
You have two children, you are less profitable than Amby...
In late nineties if you wanted to access internet in Poland you generally had to use dial-up modem via the national phone lines. Telekomunikacja Polska SA was a joint stock company of Polish National Treasure (that is, it is a stock company legally, whose stocks were owned by the National Treasure, a common form for various national companies here) - though later part of its shares entered stock market.
Somewhere in early 2000s, it started offering actual internet access as a part of its services, but at the same time, cable tv companies started to offer it as well, together with phone options.
The phone company offered a crappy service called Neostrada (I presume the name was coming from autostrada - highway) but it was often called Neostrata (Neo-loss) because of poor quality and poor conditions (like a ridiculously low limit of 30 GB per month).
(UPC was years ahead in quality of their internet over all the competition here for a long time)
Private cable companies offered much better services and in time, the quality of services offered by Telekomunikacja (which changed its name twice since that time during various merges and rebrandings) started offering decent (though not stellar) services.
Similar things happened to Poczta Polska SA (Polish Mail), when their quality of services improved when they had to compete with private mail and courier services - they lost their public contract on delivery of Court mail for a time to another contractor, though I think they got it back after improving their services (and blunders by the other contractor).
So yes, I have seen things getting better because of privatization, but it's not a magical efficiency button that makes things better.
He who loots monsters, beware not to become a monster?
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Well, this is where you answer yourself - the Material Plane is an infinite array of worlds where mortal beings live.
Though personally, I am in opposition to idea that a world, plane, whatever, needs a reason to exist. It shouldn't. It's just is, without reason or purpose.
C) Planes should have physical connections to other planes allowing a degree of inter planar travel for everyone, but not all planes should need physical connections, and there should also be magical ways of connecting planes. You could jump into a volcano and fall into the Plane of Fire, or sail off the edge of an island plane and land in a dark rainforest plane watered by the plane above, or walk across a rainbow bridge to Asgard to find the mighty city the gods allowed mortals to build at the base of where twelve rainbow bridges to other planes all connect, and stuff like that. So there's this huge, complex arrangement of planes that can't really fit easily on a map. Especially with the planes that don't really operate on normal understandings of space and time, like the Feywild or Shadowfell.
Yup, that's great idea - and not far off of how I actually run worlds in D&Dish settings - with passages, verges, and rifts connecting worlds and planes, sometimes via visible portals, sometimes seamlessly (unless one knows where to look).
I meant sweet bell peppers, not the spicy chilly peppers, by the way.
What about the mushrooms?
The kind that doesn't have any potatoes in it...
but that you pour over mashed potatoes and you're in hog heaven.
Ah, ok, that makes sense.
Add some chopped peppers, mushrooms, and optionally tomatoes (tomato pulp preferably). You can thicken it with some sour cream or flour-based roux (I never tried the later, always using the former, though).
Start a YT channel Math Vs Mathematician And Son.
You know, I am starting to understand Freehold's stance on math...
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with him being co-author of one of the best 3.5 edition books, Lords Of Madness...
I don't mind aboleths, but I think they're weaksauce lore-wise. They need to be much more alien in mindset and motivations, but they come off as infighting/squabbling, non-Xanatos-gambit-y, over-hyped, too mundane baddies, like the Dunning-Kruger version of Mythos lite.
Their illusion abilities don't really feel like something fitting eldritch abomination out of time. Effective use of illusions requires familiarity with the intended subjects and a degree of mutual understanding that contradicts their ancient nature.
Their mucus and slime feel like a weak prank versions of abominable transformations that an elder being could impose on a humanoid.
Allen Frog, Vampire Hunter wrote:
Actually vampires tend to suck a lot. If they don't, they rarely end being enemies...
Funny they don't have problem with much more recent singular you...
Polish language is even worse at being gendered as every verb in past tense and some future tenses is inflected by the subject's gender. The singular neuter form is un-personal, and plural group is generally viewed badly because it was the form that was forced by communists (and even earlier was strong Russian imposition during the Partition period and is connected to attempts to eradicate Polish language) so it's a sort of grammatical no-no. There are modern attempt at creating personal neutral forms but they sound weird-ish to modern Polish ear (one could say they sound queer even...).
And it brings funny moments too.
I might mentioned it before but some time ago our session was interrupted by my GM's roommate's panicked call.
Coplayer to me: what could be happening?!
And, lo, the blood of a folk witch doctor runs strong in my veins! For I was right.
Thanks to named tickets (and blessings of modern tech), my GM just had to photo the ticket and send the photo to his roommate (he needed either the number or the barcode) and he all was fine.
Oh, and the band playing?
That was Rammstain.
Yeah, imagine forgetting the tickets to Rammstain and not being able to listen to the concert. And IIRC it was in an another city (1 hour drive plus between 15-30 minutes going through our city, and back... well, there is a highway, so the former could be probably cut to 45 minutes, maybe even 30).
Skin? No, traditional sausage is made out of intestines.
Also, it is somehow debatable about sausages being byproducts. There is a lot of high quality sausages that might be actually primary co-objectives of pig slaughter.
EDIT: Skin, or at least some of its layers might be grounded and added to other worse cuts of meat to make some kinds of (probably) poor quality sausages, though.
Wait... People are actually using M$ support?! (besides reading their articles, that is?)
And now consider the mail could came just as you left for your European vacation...
gran rey de los mono wrote:
That was an interesting phone call. It was from Central Reservations, calling because there are apparently a dozen people waiting in the lobby of a hotel a block away wanting to check in, but they've been there for over an hour and no one is at the desk. No one is answering the phone either. She was wondering if I had any other contact info, like the phone number for the manager or something, for that hotel. Which I don't. Don't know exactly what's going on over there, but I'm guessing someone is getting fired.
Or already resigned themselves...
Have you not thought about quitting in the middle of the workday yourself?