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Sharaya wrote:

Hi John,

I'm very sorry to hear that :(

Since I redacted his name from the first message for security/privacy reasons, can you please send us an email with his name, so we can take care of things from there?

Okay...Thank you.


I am sad to say my friend passed away thus sat. So I guess you guys can just close down his account.


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A friend of mine passed away last Saturday. His name was a Michael Satran. He was a game designer (wrote a bunch of modules for Hero System) and even got a book published(Hellbow Rune). He was a great GM and a great friend. He had a passion for gaming that match my own and the writing skills to pursue his passions.

About a month ago on Thursday I was gaming with him....than that Sat he was in the hospital with what would be a brain tumor. It was all around bad news. It just happened so quick. Part of me is still can not believe it.

As I think what he meant to me I felt the need to share it with people...anyway...

I met him around twenty years ago in the basement of Game Masters in Fairlawn, NJ. I joined his 2nd ed D&D game. Over the years we went from 2nd ed to 3rd...than 3.5 than to Pathfinder...with playing a little Shadowrun, Rifts and his true passion Champions. The stories we told together will stay with me for the rest of my life...he made me a better player and a better GM.

But it is as a friend that he meant the most to me. He was generous and supportive. Anytime I needed help he would give it to me...he covers the cost of dinner or a movie without any hesitation if somebody was short. Almost every night we would talk over IM...about games....sometime a little RP...other times about movies or TV shows. Talk about our days and our problems. We would share cat stories.

Most of you do not know this about me but I came out as a Transgendered woman about 9 months ago. He was the second person I told. He was supportive and allowed to have books shipped to his house and would have allowed others thing I might be getting...and provide a safe place for me to express myself. Though I was nervous in coming out to him because I knew he had a very bad experience with a trans person coming on to him very strongly. But I heard through a friend who asked him how he was dealing with it...Mike's response was, 'I have to support her. She is my friend.' I think he grew as a person and buried is past prejudices due to me...which....makes even all the sadder that he is gone.

Rest in Peace Mike...one day we will be together and we can tell awesome stories together and roll some dices.

P.S. I prefer to keep this thread about Mike. If you want to show support or ask questions about the trans stuff you can do so in my thread. Also I am going to set my default name to Selene Spires the alias I have been using over on the LGBT Gamers thread. Life is too short to be not who you are.


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Welcome Back!!!

Looking the list of deities...Where did Calistria come from?


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In a crappy week I Praise Sara Marie that my Alien Archive came on Wed which was also the night I started a Starfinder campaign...


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:


Damn it...I just blacked out and there is a bunch of dead people around me...

Sounds like the start of a PbP adventure!

OR

Sounds like the start of your career as a Dissociative Disorder Serial Killer!

A weather report sounds like the start of a PbP adventure to you....and they call me insane ;)


Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Does your company ship Fruity Oaty Bars?
Damn it...I just blacked out and there is a bunch of dead people around me...
Did you say fhqwhgads right before doing so?

No...I do not think so...


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Lord Fyre wrote:
Does your company ship Fruity Oaty Bars?

Damn it...I just blacked out and there is a bunch of dead people around me...

Um...probably...I work for UPS so that would depend on the Fruity Oaty Bars company.


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Should we keep queuing questions while you deal with this life event?
Yes

You bringin' that extra Starfinder book to the next D&D game? :-)

Probably...my friend is currently borrowing it....though I should get it back by than...


Lord Fyre wrote:

Have you been blind?

Have you been lost?
Have you been wrong?
Have you been wise?
Have you been strong?

Yes


Thank you I will let you know...hopefully in a coupe of months we will be able to restart those.


I do not know if this is possible but my friend is currently in the hospital with a brain tumor. He is not all there and his parents probably have not thought about his Pazio subscriptions...is there a way for you to put them on hold on my word? His name is [redacted]. If not I will talk to his parents about...

Or it might have all ready been dealt with...I just thought about it now.


Lord Fyre wrote:
Should we keep queuing questions while you deal with this life event?

Yes


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
My Friend is in the hospital with a brain tumor...so I have been busy being there for him.
How is your friend doing?
Holding steady...they are still talking about treatment options I believe...
That's great news, treatment options means that there is something that can be done!

Just got word that they will be using Chemo to treat him.


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Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
My Friend is in the hospital with a brain tumor...so I have been busy being there for him.
How is your friend doing?

Holding steady...they are still talking about treatment options I believe...


Tacticslion wrote:

Tenny

(Search "tenny" on wikipedia, it brings you there.)

I am guessing it is short for tennis sneakers...shrug.


Tacticslion wrote:

Do you have the time?

Do you have a dime?
Do you have a penny?
Do you have a tenny?
Do you think I'll rhyme?
Well not this particular instance!

EDIT: a word I thought meant one thing definitely did not! Oops! O.O It is now changed to a rare word that makes this a bit nonsensical, but there you go.

Yes....3:03AM

Yes

Yes

What is a tenny?

Yes.

I have a curse...I must answer all questions...


Lord Fyre wrote:
Have you seen fhqwhgads?

I will have to watch it using my roku...this computer is ancient...I will get back to you.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Perhaps the Death Star Detention Center Rescue level of seriousness.

Maybe...

Sorry I got to this really late...My Friend is in the hospital with a brain tumor...so I have been busy being there for him.


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Storyteller Shadow wrote:

I hit a few updates tonight but I am running out of gas earlier than I expected to. I will try to post in at least some games tomorrow. If I do not, expect massive updates for Sunday. The good news is that after putting in a some long hours last week, next week I will not have to work late hours any longer and can come home and waste my life away on PbP to the benefit of the rest of you! :-)

Except for next Friday, I am running table top that night. I'd give a hint at what's going to take place but some of my PCs read this so it will have to pass.

Oh you can put it in a spoiler I won't look....honest.

I never realize how hard it is to type with your fingers crossed...not that I am doing it now of course...;)


David knott 242 wrote:

The very words that they used to describe the normal "male" Moclans and the very unusual "female" Moclans probably made it very difficult for the non-Moclan characters to see what was really going on. Based on what I saw in the episode, "male" Moclans appear to be hermaphrodites with superficially masculine characteristics while as best I can tell the few "female" Moclans we saw are asexuals with superficially feminine characteristics.

I wonder whether the humans on the Orville might have reacted differently if they were told that the child had been born sexless?

Probably as their point was that the child should determine their gender when they reached a age that they could.

(Also...I figured that the 'egg' was artificial that both parents contribute genetic material to...they self describe as male and female...so there are probably not hermaphrodites)


This movie felt just like a rip off of Stranger Things... ;)

It was a great horror movie...though sometimes I felt the real people were a lot more scarier than It was.


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I have to say I really like the show so far. I am not even a big Trek fan...but I like this better. The characters just seem more real to me.


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Joana wrote:

I Blame Cosmo for where my mind first went when I saw the subject of this junk email.

(After a moment, I realized it was talking about the magazine, Cosmopolitan.)

I Blame Cosmo that this will probably give him ideas.


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
Still sick, no further updates till Saturday, pushed myself too hard last night.

Are you going to be able to run this Friday?

Feel better.


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Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Was just wondering how I would end up there...

What and ruin the plot? You don;t find THAT out till later in the adventure.

The funny, or not so funny, thing is I'd totally run this too...

Well I hope it is not funny....rescueing me... that is pretty serious.


Was just wondering how I would end up there...


Ah....does UPS have a hub on Absalom Station?


Captain Oblivious wrote:

What I'd as a plot twist, it turns out John kidnapped himself and didn't even realize it.

He'll never see it coming!

Nah...I kidnap myself all the time.


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
He is alive just trapped on Absolom station!
I am not trapped....I can leave whenever I want to.
Clearly a cry for help and we should mount a rescue!
You are just going to turn this into another pbp...you just can not stop.

Hmmm, the Rescue of Kretzer from Absolom Station, I can see it having potential as a PbP!

Mmmm.....now the question would be if I would be self serving enough to play that....
You'd be on a side table by yourself avoiding the zombies before the group arrived to rescue you!

Ah....fast zombies or slow zombies?


Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Have you gotten a chance to "field test" Starfinder?
Last night we did character gen....two wed from now we will actually play.
And, what did you create?
I am GMing....so nothing....

Okay.

What did your players make? ;)

Player 1: Made a Human Merc. Soldier with the Armor weapon style...

Player 2: Made a Android Spacefarer Operator with the Explorer spec.

Player 3: Made a Lashunta Ace Pilot Technomancer


John Napier 698 wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
I've got a kick-a$$ pilot ( Piloting +10 at 1st lvl ) on call.
Only a +10? ;)

I was aiming for a balanced character. :) ( +2 for Human, put into Dex. +1 Dex for Ace Pilot Theme, +1 Attribute out of initial ten points, for a Dex of 14 (+2). +3 points into each of Str, Con, and Int.)

Piloting +2 Dex, +3 Class Skill, +1 Ace Pilot Theme, +3 Skill Focus: Piloting, +1 Rank.

I'm open to further suggestions, btw.

Pretty nice...I would probably gone with less odd stats myself.


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
He is alive just trapped on Absolom station!
I am not trapped....I can leave whenever I want to.
Clearly a cry for help and we should mount a rescue!
You are just going to turn this into another pbp...you just can not stop.

Hmmm, the Rescue of Kretzer from Absolom Station, I can see it having potential as a PbP!

Mmmm.....now the question would be if I would be self serving enough to play that....


Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
If John Kretzer alive?

*checks pulse for a minute*

Yes I am.

I don't know. Are you sure you didn't come from Eox?

I am Positive.

or

That is a Negative.

Mmmm...perhaps that is too subtle...we will see.


Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
He is alive just trapped on Absolom station!
I am not trapped....I can leave whenever I want to.

Someone please open the airlock to his area of the station and let him free!

Did you remember your Vacc Suit?

Um...Yes. Have Spacesuit...Will Travel.


John Napier 698 wrote:
I've got a kick-a$$ pilot ( Piloting +10 at 1st lvl ) on call.

Only a +10? ;)


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
He is alive just trapped on Absolom station!
I am not trapped....I can leave whenever I want to.
Clearly a cry for help and we should mount a rescue!

You are just going to turn this into another pbp...you just can not stop.


Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Have you gotten a chance to "field test" Starfinder?
Last night we did character gen....two wed from now we will actually play.
And, what did you create?

I am GMing....so nothing....


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
He is alive just trapped on Absolom station!

I am not trapped....I can leave whenever I want to.


Lord Fyre wrote:
If John Kretzer alive?

*checks pulse for a minute*

Yes I am.


Lord Fyre wrote:
Have you gotten a chance to "field test" Starfinder?

Last night we did character gen....two wed from now we will actually play.


Anything religion/god related specifically?


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@Kjeldorn: I do not know you that well...but you have my my sympathy as I am going through some stuff this past year...while not depression...can feel like it at times.

Do not worry about not being there for others....you have to help yourself first. And there are a lot of people around here that are very helpful...

If your old medicine is not working anymore have you looked into going to a doctor for maybe a stronger dosage or a different drug? The body does build up a tolerance to drugs all the time.

Anyway know we are here for you...


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I Blame Cosmo for Floyd's upset tummy...and him throwing up on my bed. :(


Not Pathfinder but one of my characters adopted a horse size, fire breathing, flying wolf.

She also created a plant cat for the bases security system.

She has wanted to adopted a large genetically created creature...and a large giant size flying snake...that also breaths fire. But the Party said No... :(


Dragon78 wrote:

Yes, but Megan Fox is a better "actress" then the girl who replaced her in Transformers 3:) So it can always be worse;)

Well to be fair the Transformer movies are not really design to showcase one's acting ability.


The Mad Comrade wrote:

'cause it's a convoluted mess that isn't kept up-to-date on its own PRD for a year+ at a clip with so many nerbats and banhammers applied to it for "organized play" that the game is only semi-recognizable between PFS and everyone that doesn't play PFS?

I dunno, that'd be my guess. ;)

PFS is a very small minority of people who play the game...it is a very large mistake for Paizo to cater to them...one that WotC learned with 4th ed.


Gorbacz wrote:
Captain Olivia Quinn wrote:
Why does everyone always think there needs to be a "Pathfinder 2.0" (speaking of the first review saying this is hopefully paving the way to Pathfinder 2.0)
Because SF improves on several major issues of PF, the biggest being the length and flow of combat (due to doing away with iterative attacks and simplifying combat manoeuvres even further), the wtfqzomgbbq power level of 9-level prepared casters (because in SF there are none of those) and the complexity of monsters/NPCs.

Except of course it does not make combats shorter by design...


Thank you.


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Dragon78 wrote:
I thought Cara Delevingne's acting was good...especially for her. She is still much better then Megan Fox.

That is setting the bar really low.

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