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gran rey de los mono wrote:
The Dark Seer wrote:

having forseen this, has secretly installed newspaper-weilding anti-FH robot(s) with filled water-spray bottles to chase off any stray FH that wanders in; a robot launches out of a door at the rifling FHDM

"NO. BAD FH." it says in robotic voice. *spray-spray* "DOWN. NOT YOURS." *swat-at with paper*

Please tell me your anti-FH robots are animatronic skeksis.

Without a doubt.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

And for many of us, this straight-up isn't an option, on top of all of NH's reasons. He at least has the benefits of being employed by a global company and the spare wealth to make such a transition. I could never leave the US because I just can't afford to leave the US. Even if I likewise can see nothing but blazing inferno on the horizon.

EDIT: Which Scint beat me to mentioning, I see.

come on NH. Orthos is staying. You need to see our team up attack.

Are we good to learn double techs on our own or do I need to start looking for special shiny colored rocks so we can triple tech when Scint gets here?

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NobodysHome wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

And for many of us, this straight-up isn't an option, on top of all of NH's reasons. He at least has the benefits of being employed by a global company and the spare wealth to make such a transition. I could never leave the US because I just can't afford to leave the US. Even if I likewise can see nothing but blazing inferno on the horizon.

EDIT: Which Scint beat me to mentioning, I see.

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Scintillae wrote:

The example I've got to go to for this is the one I was introduced to the concept over: Fahrenheit 451.

** spoiler omitted **

This exact kind of thing is why I keep wanting to replay Pokemon X/Y with a running commentary of why the game depicts Kalos as a well-concealed cultural dystopia in the clothes of a functional society and an Ayn Randian nightmare especially with the villains. I'm fairly sure I could defend the position 100% from the storyline of the game alone. And I'm also fairly sure it's 100% not what Nintendo/GameFreak intended.

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Freehold DM wrote:
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Tacticslion wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

You know, if an entire group of VERY senior software engineers is circumventing your security policies, shouldn't you at least question those policies?

*SIGH*

(I just get tired of being barely-informed on IT security, yet still being better-informed than the decision-makers for most IT departments. Most of whom have no background in IT at all, unfortunately.)

So.

Who's fault is this? I just want someone to blame, dammit!

Tough. Blame yourself or God.

War of the Lions retranslated that for the better.

"Tis your birth and faith that wronged you, not I."

a drunken lie. This is one of the best cases of engrish I have ever seen, only The House Of The Dead 2 comes close. I want my original translation, dammit.

This is how I get about the retranslations of FF6 and CT. Yes I know the Woolsey translation is a tad inaccurate. I don't care. It's still, for the most part, the interpretation I prefer.

Frog/Glenn in CT is easily the biggest culprit. Give me my Frog with thees and thous, it's part of what makes him such a character to remember. His dialogue in the DS remake just comes across as pale in comparison.

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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Orthos wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Chrono Cross proved that time travel only leads to problems, even as a result of said "best ever" time traveling in Trigger (which I too adored).

Not only is this a knock on Cross, but given what happenwd with Schala, time vortexes, pocket universes, and more, nothing was actually fixed.

If I'd meant to include Cross, I would've said the Chrono Series, rather than just Trigger.

We ignore Cross for a reason. Lots of reasons, really. Being an incomplete project is the most forgivable of them. (Though the music is amazing. Its existence is tolerable for that, if nothing else.)

Yasunori Mitsuda is a genius that needs Nobuo Uematsu's agent.

It is sheer volume of work that makes mee like Nobuo more; if Yasunori were as prolific I'm sure he'd have the same amount of international symphonies covering his work, but alas, Square seems to have no understanding of what it means to hire a genius more than twice...unless his name is Uematsu, and then they hire him until every game sounds the same.

Pretty much.

Also Yoko Shinomura. Though she's gotten a lot more publicity thanks to Kingdom Hearts admittedly, I still can't ever remove her from my list thanks to her work on the Mana series. The three of them are basically the holy trinity of JRPG music.

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Greased or otherwise?

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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Chrono Cross proved that time travel only leads to problems, even as a result of said "best ever" time traveling in Trigger (which I too adored).

Not only is this a knock on Cross, but given what happenwd with Schala, time vortexes, pocket universes, and more, nothing was actually fixed.

If I'd meant to include Cross, I would've said the Chrono Series, rather than just Trigger.

We ignore Cross for a reason. Lots of reasons, really. Being an incomplete project is the most forgivable of them. (Though the music is amazing. Its existence is tolerable for that, if nothing else.)

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Drejk wrote:
Orthos wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Time Travel is only done right as a parody, like in Futurama, because it's such bad writing it exists only to be mocked by good writers.
I am required to point out the requisite exception that proves the rule on this, which is of course Chrono Trigger, the best time travel story ever written IMO.
The best take on time travel (which I am not fan of in general) was in Babylon 5 - in big part because it was planned part of the story, thus reflecting the fact that if time travel would happen, the past results of future time travel would be already history and affecting the now from the beginning.

I admittedly haven't seen B5, though it's on the list of "things to get around to watching eventually", so I can't much comment on it.

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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Time Travel is only done right as a parody, like in Futurama, because it's such bad writing it exists only to be mocked by good writers.

I am required to point out the requisite exception that proves the rule on this, which is of course Chrono Trigger, the best time travel story ever written IMO.

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Freehold DM wrote:
... @ing you, whatever that means.

In many modern forums and chat programs such as Discord, if you type "@(person's name)" it will either send a popup, make a noise, or otherwise flag them to get their attention.

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The good news is that life is much more sane now. I can handle the 8-6 (8-5 Fridays, no weekends) schedule we're running now, my anxiety is under control, and my current supervisor is actually sane.

Now I just need to be able to leave it all behind when I can afford to pay off the last of my outstanding debts and move out of my parents' place at last.

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I really strongly considered quitting during the 70-hour year. That was the time we had a new supervisor installed, and she was a piece of work in and of herself.

I am not a morning person and at the time I didn't have my anxiety disorder diagnosed so losing sleep or getting only a couple hours a night was a common thing for me. So one morning after a near-wreck on the way to work due to lack of sleep I tried to talk to her about maybe coming in at a slightly more reasonable hour - even just 7 instead of 6. Her response was "You will be here at 6 AM or you will be written up and referred to HR." Further complaints were met with "If you want to keep your job, you will find a way to make it to work on time."

Almost instantly after she left the company we went back to more reasonable hours, thank Hastur.

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Not all businesses do it, this is the first job I've ever had that did.

But if you don't clock in by 8:30 here, the timeclock displays a message of "timed lockout" and won't let you clock in (or out) until 10:30.

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Vanykrye wrote:
Well, I didn't think of it as an argument. A reasonable disagreement over design philosophy.

Maybe its just where I was raised but there's not really much difference between the words in my experience. It was certainly a civil argument no question.

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I don't particularly want to restart the argument,so I'll just leave it at that a lot of NH's complaints about 3e/PF1 are exactly what I love about the system.

That said I'm also very quick to throw out something I view as stupid or annoying and houserule over it, such as Breath of Life and Raise Dead not being able to bring someone back after a death effect. I never really understood why these abilities would be introduced about the same level as death magic and creatures with instant-death abilities, but then specify it doesn't work if those abilities were involved and make you wait four more levels for the higher level version. Thankfully that's an easy fix.

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Vlaeros wrote:

I guess we’d be... “polliNOtors!”

... “polliNOtors!”

Do you get it?! IT’S A PU-

No. *stamps mouth shut*

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My character's name is Orden Vivantmantle d'Kundarak, he's a gentleman's dwarf when it comes to the mercantile business, a faithful devotee of Kol Karran (Eberron's god of trade and commerce), and probably the only member of the party likely to show up in a suit. (Which 5e barbarian literally lets me do, they get bonuses to AC when fighting without armor.)

Brainstormed a bit on the way home with Scint. We named his heavy mace "Tact" and his shield "Patience", and if those fail, he falls back on his battleaxe, "Second Opinion".

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I actually have an aasimar character descended from a family with a tiefling streak. Mostly due to her being born on Ysgard. Aasimar barbarian goooooooooo!


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M¥ ρ3ΘφΓe!


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Long-winded coding gripe I'm not going to spoiler 'cause TacticsLion:

Don’t know why, but okay!

Also: hahahahahahahahah (I laugh because it explains why all the tears; that’s it for sure).

I will say, the idea has merit, but in math, programming, and language, there is abso-daggum-lutely a tendency toward errors based off of simple mistakes leading to large scale communication issues (and sometimes making these communication issues systemic: see, also, ModernPolitics(tm), forums, etc.) and the idea that anything can just “figure it out” without some level of clarity is... well, I’ll believe it when I see it consistently.

Then again, I’m strongly of the opinion that the “Daemon Sultan at the center of the universe” was probably just a big ol’ poorly-programmed Matrioshka brain and the “monotonous piping’s” just the control protocol satellites working to make sure it doesn’t “wake up” and fire its laser beam solar laser beam at the rest of reality. What I’m saying is that Lovecraft could have been avoided if programmers just used their daggum commas semicolons correctly. Dang it.

EDIT: the joys of irony. On the other hand, I’m not programming a matrioska brain, so.

Yes it’s a random aside, but, I mean, it makes sense. Also I wanted to talk about it. So there. And I may be sleep deprived. Quiet, you.

+h1$ m@K3s (oMpLΣT€ 5eΠςε tθ mξ.

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Savage Tide or Fimbulwinter Come today, depending on which players are available.

Nothing tomorrow.

Tuesday is Session Zero for the brand-new 5e in-person PnP group I'm joining at my FLGS! The game is set in Eberron and my current character idea is a Dwarf Barbarian/accountant as if played by BRIAN BLESSED. Not completely set in stone, will depend on what the other players want to do and if he'll fit in the ensuing party dynamic.

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I wonder how many ragequits that change caused.

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I got into a PnP campaign at my FLGS!

We start session zero next Tuesday.

My current character idea is a dwarf barbarian with a voice like BRIAN BLESSED. Since it's set in Eberron, he's also an accountant. Yes, I fully admit I stole that idea from Scint.

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I had a dream once that I managed to remember enough of to the following morning to write it down. Thanks to that it's one of my most vivid dream memories of all time.

And it inspired a plot idea that I'm hoping to one day turn into a campaign to write/publish.

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Gary Teter wrote:
What are you doing on October 9?

The final session of my NWN run of Race for the Runecarved Key.

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I've lost count of the times I've been able to say "I am staring directly at the line where the rainstorm starts".

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Limeylongears wrote:
Does anyone know of a decent random magic item generator for PF?

Decent one here that I used for Kingmaker stuff


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Scintillae wrote:
Orthos wrote:
White.
Not really a Sonic, then.

It's no use.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Ooooo, congrats! Is your Sonic a sedan or hatchback?

Hatchback. Thankfully enough storage space to keep what little stuff I had in my old trunk.

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White.

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One more reason for me to get to working on my PFC content =)

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New car acquired. Ended up with a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic (Gotta go fast), as it was after a thorough browse of the lot the best option as far as cost, current usage/mileage/wear and tear, function, and operation (because I don't know how to drive manual).

All in all I'm pretty happy with it thus far, and the expense looks like it'll be manageable. And having a vehicle that isn't feeling like it's about to fall apart at any second, much less having functional brakes, blinkers, cruise control, and defrost, is an immense step up.

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That was me in HS. I got thru everything up thru freshman year on just what I absorbed in class and didn't ever really have to study. Then sophomore year hit me in the face like a train.

I went from a straight-A student in almost all my prior years to a low/mid-B student for the rest of high school. (Except band. I always did well in band, heh.)

On the upside, at least it hit me then rather than in college?

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Yeah. It's been a good car to me for the past 6 years or so but it's nearing 200,000 miles and has definitely had better days.

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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Today is our last day that *ought* to be a work/school day but isn't, so we're off to Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. While every natural history museum and major university in the state has at least one of these footprints (chiseled and lifted out verrrrry carefully) in their collections, there is nothing like seeing the tracks together along the riverbed. Plus you get to swim and splash around in a clear, lazy, shallow river in the hot Texas summer, which is awesome. I haven't been there since college, and WW hasn't been since he was a kid, and we've never taken Hermione and Val (each time we've tried, either the river has been in flood, or there have been bad storms, or something like that).

Of course, Texas being Texas, ** spoiler omitted **

it worries me that every time I say "well, that's the dumbest thing I have ever heard of!" you keep coming up with evidence to the contrary.

If that's the dumbest thing you've ever heard, I could point you to a fair many things that would shatter that foundation and reveal many lower layers of idiocy basement. Buckle up.

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Amen!

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Savage Tide didnt happen - half the players were absent - so ran first session of my own campaign's playtest for the other two instead. Went pretty well IMO.


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thunderspirit wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
And they're still better than avocados.
I mean when you're right you're right.
I'm sorry, we've had to let you two go, on grounds of avacado negativity.

Fine! We'll go build our own kitchen! With blackjack! And hookers!

Yknow, just forget the kitchen!

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=(

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Vanykrye wrote:
And they're still better than avocados.

I mean when you're right you're right.

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Andostre wrote:
Sweet potatoes: For a long time I never liked them in any form. Then one day I tried roasted sweet potato as an adult, and now I love them. I still don't like them as fries.

Funny enough fries is the ONLY way I like them. Preferably with a fair amount of seasoning added.

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He is... the most interesting construction worker in the world.

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Second-to-last NWN session of Race for the Runecarved Key tonight. The Harpers are infiltrating the wererats' lair.

Savage Tide tomorrow, continuing into the second half of the Fogmire temple.

Next part of In Wrath's Shadow in NWN on Sunday. Specifically, running King of the Storval Stairs. Giants for everyone!

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Cap strikes me as more of a Murdock anyway.

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Totally depends on the marinade.

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
1985 is probably the greatest and happiest year of my life. In 1985 getting this far into the 21st century seemed like an impossible stretch of time. Now 1985 seems like yesterday.

I was born in 85.

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Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Our vacation was well-timed. We’re all pretty much done for the trip. The heat wave isn’t helping, but honestly 80 F (27 C) isn’t that bad
...I would kill for it to stay about 80 all summer.

Same tbh

And not having to move to CA, of course

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Happy belated birthday well-wishes Vany =)

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captain yesterday wrote:

A week and a half!?!

Dude, it's still July!

Why the f@&@ are you starting school in a week and a half!?!

All the schools here start again on the first or second week of August.

Ebon's school in Arizona is starting next week.

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