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Btw, to be clear, I was telling quibblemuch to shut up, not you Cal. Weird post order might make that look wrong.


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Shut up, you.

*flip*


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Well my gaming session went well but I feel like Hero Lab might be screwing me out of skill points. Even though I think I did kind of math it wrong when it came to 20 point stat buys with an elf shaman.
Point buy. Phooey!

*cracks knuckles*

Phooey? Them's flippin words. #PointBuyOrDie


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Players who've been playing RPGs for decades and who haven't learned that if you have a creature, like a familiar, that is a VITAL PART OF YOUR ESSENTIAL CLASS ABILITIES, you should keep it on your person at all times. Familiar satchels are great, but if you strap it to a mule and take that mule into combat and don't have any ranks in Handle Animal...

...somehow I'm to blame as the GM when the mule takes damage, and runs away to save itself, taking your familiar with it through the thin ice of a frozen lake.

Somehow. This. Is. My. Fault.

HRRRGH!


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TABLE MOTION!

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Oh. Sorry. I got over-excited there. My bad.


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It's not even like it's that huge a deal. It's just... dammit, I asked for one thing. I didn't want to have to pre-create a 100 different NPC interactions that would be used once and discarded once the campaign hit the road. Sigh.


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Rant even though I'm trying REALLY hard to be relentlessly positive:
It really irritates me when I send out a pre-campaign document that clearly states that the PCs are all brand new to a town, planning on passing through that town on their way from wherever to wherever, have no connection with the town, and that the town is not particularly relevant to the upcoming campaign, being simply a stop-over to kick things off and every single player responds with a background that has them living in the town and being a vital part of the community.

Why? Just... why?

I mean, here's the opening what I wrote:

You start in the common Taldan town of Heldren, true, but that’s because all stories have to start somewhere. Heldren is the sort of place that only exists to be between one place and the next.

You have been traveling for reasons. Those reasons will quickly become unimportant, as snow begins to fall on a mid-summer’s day. You find yourself swept up in a blizzard of bizarre events.

What about that says "You are a sage of the community of Heldren, looked up to for helping the local farmers" or "You are the community priest of Erastil" or "You live as a scavenger and trash remover on outskirts of town, where you have lived since being abandoned after a goblin raid as a baby"?

What, I ask you, in that italicized paragraph is unclear? Am I really so opaque? And it goes on like that for quite some time, with bulleted lists of the ways in which they aren't connected to Heldren and really, please just be travelers on the road. I even emailed to reiterate that they just arrived in town that day, on what they thought was a lunch-time stopover.

I get that everybody wants to make a campaign/character their own, but I literally just asked for one thing. The entirety of Golarion was theirs for the choosing, with a single exception... Which everyone dove on and made central to their background.

And again, I ask "Why... just... why?"


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Huh? Don’t look at me, I haven’t even read the new rules.


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I hear people say this so often around me it's lost all meaning. Jeez, it's just furniture people... get a grip.


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Well, if it doesn't work out that way... you know what to do.


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Andostre wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
Try-too-hard documentaries. If you have something interesting to say about Julius Caesar, please do so. Trust that I'm interested enough not to need a gimmick. Don't subject me to 10 minutes of film of an actual modern-day caesarean section birth before you start, just to point out that the term comes from his name.
What? That sounds crazy.

Yeah. I really liked her book SPQR. So when I saw she had a documentary on Caesar, I got excited. And then it opens with a caesarean. In a hospital. Ending with Mary Beard holding a goo-covered newborn.

And to be clear: I'm not grossed out. Or off-put. I just resent my time being wasted on pandering gimmicks that imply I'm an idiot who can't handle The Before-Time, The Long-Long-Ago unless it's wrapped up in the Now-Now and Pictures of Stuff From Today-Me-Time.

I started another one recently on the Impressionists. Open with guy entering fancy hotel, but you can't see the guy 'cause he's carrying a giant stack of stuff. On and on and on, we follow him through the lobby, the elevator, the hallway... he says hi to three different hotel employees, still behind a wall of stuff. He goes into the room. Turns out Monet stayed in that exact hotel room. He dumps the boxes of stuff and they turn out to be Impressionist-themed kitsch.

Ten minutes of my life I won't get back, in which I learned nothing about the Impressionists.

HRGH!


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Even if it were 100% true, it's not remotely helpful. Which reminds me of another thing that sets my flippin muscles twitchin... when I post a question on the advice forums and someone responds by saying "I've never had that problem."

HOW IS THAT HELPFUL? HRRRGH!

Oh great. Now my pants are cut-offs. And purple for some reason.


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If one more person condescendingly mansplains basic RPG concepts (like “Remember, as GM, you control the NPCs”) I’m going to flip every table in the g$&+&*n furniture warehouse.


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HRRRGHH!

*slips back into summer torpor*


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I'M OWNING MY TRUTH! STEPPING INTO MY POWER! LIVING MY FULLEST LIFE! PUT ME IN O MAGAZINE AND GIVE ME A NETFLIX SPECIAL!

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻


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Ragadolf wrote:
...everyone needs a pressure vent valve.

Meh. I'm doing ok with shoving all the bad thoughts way down deep and never speaking of them.

HRNNGGH!


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I see you’ve been classically trained...


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And there’s only one proper response.


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Players who do the following (near verbatim transcript from a recent session with a player new to me, but long in the hobby):

ME (GMing; in hushed tones): You emerge from behind the wall into a dark corridor. Your lantern barely illuminates the length of the hall and you can see a body--

PLAYER: Oh my god, guys, we should all take Stealth Synergy as soon as we can. *Goes on and on and won't shut up about the feat, insisting that everyone HAS to take this oh, and the guy playing the wizard should also take Craft Wondrous Item so he can make everyone boots of elvenkind and then anyone who doesn't have Stealth as a class skill should dip a level in something that does or take Additional Traits as a feat and get the trait that gives you Stealth because that way everyone could...*

ME: Well f~@+ me for trying to build a moment. (┛ಠ_ಠ)┛彡┻━┻


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Come to think of it, the Norman Invasion of 1066 never happened in Golarion. Therefore, half the words don't make any etymological sense. The game is RUINED!

HRGH!


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Shucks. I’m just a man with a short fuse and great flippin biceps.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

I'm not a happy dude. You're all aware of my kvetching and whining about my never-ending and severe knee pain. So I had an appointment with my orthopedist today. I asked my son to get off work early so I could make it by 2:45 (we have to currently share his vehicle). I get there on time, I have my insurance cards in hand as well as my most recent list of prescriptions. They told me they had me down for Wednesday at 3. I know for a fact this is wrong because I wrote down the date on an index card while on the phone when they made the initial appointment. Then I added it to my phone's calendar. Of course, bringing this up would have served absolutely no purpose so I turned around and came home. Now I have to come up with a ride for Wednesday.

grumble grumble gripe

Well, I know what I'd like to recommend, but with your knee it probably isn't a great idea... I'll go ahead and flip one on your behalf.


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Fighting furniture is not for the faint of spirit.


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HRGH!

And the number of threads where somebody's like "Hey, I need suggestions for my [CLASS X]" only to have person after person respond "You should be playing [CLASS Y]." How is that a suggestion?

So. Many Tables. Arms. So. Sore.


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NOOOO!

*flip*


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When I post something to the rules forum and explicitly say "This has to be Pathfinder-official rules only, no 3rd party supplements or GM houserules" and I get responses like "Well here's this 3rd party supplement" or "Have your GM houserule it" or "I found this 3x5 card once on the floor of a convention back in '87. It was blotchy with Mountain Dew stains and Cheetos finger prints, but I think it was notes on a rule by some developer for the defunct Chivalry & Sorcery RPG that will allow you to do what you're thinking about."


I’m an artist, g&!+@~n it. I don’t need your filthy millions. It’s all about the tables.


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*looks around*

So... you got chairs... any other... furniture?


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aatea wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:

TVs in waiting rooms. That seem always to be set to home shows with the worst humans on Earth. Loud.

Why?

“Here. While you’re waiting for a painful procedure or possibly terminal diagnosis, listen to this person complain that they want space for their Hummel figurines while their partner wants a pool table and they can’t have both and still get a 1700s Colonial with all-new fixtures in a cute neighborhood walking distance from both their job and an artisanal Mason jar store.”

The last time I went to the hospital for a surgery they had it set for the Food Network. Remember, I hadn't eaten ALL DAY.

Gah. That’s unacceptable. I’d branch out from tables. And not a jury in the world would convict me for all the property damage.


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What?


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(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
And being a Jedi!

*narrows eyes*

Get. Out.


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Scared Table wrote:
*as flying away* People with short tempers!!!!

Roll with it...


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HRGHN!
Sorry. Reflex.


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Nothing. Ever.


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I've never actually flipped a table. I've done the other thing, though.


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HRGH!

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
It's the same for me, but I use d20pfsrd and I'm wicked fast at finding what I need. But when a player just simply hasn't or can't decide which spell or action to use by the time it's their turn it irks me, even after all this time.

*flexes; cracks neck*

Yup.


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Bah. Kids today, with yer fancy electromagnets and yer Maxwell's equations! Don't know the meaning of tableflipping! Back in my day, we flipped tables using only our two arms, two legs, and the righteous knowledge that we were about to lose the game.


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Tableflip McRagequit wrote:
AngryNerdRageDemon wrote:
There is literally only one viable response here.
Ah! So the tables have... wait for it... wait for it...

...wait for it... wait for it... keep waiting...


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Whoa! CLEAR!

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Seriously tho, best wishes!


HRGHN!


Huh? Whuh? Jeez, it's Saturday morning...


A lifting belt. I'm partial to the Rogue Echo myself, but I know some GMs who swear by the Schiek Lever.


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Nope. Nossir. No idea what you're talking about. Table was like that when I got here.


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Wooooo!

*waves table around until escorted out by whichever nervous furniture salesperson draws the short straw*

Congrats!


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Scintillae wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
I don't feel like my posts get enough favorites I think we should enforce more favoriteing. I'm just saying I'm hilarious
I hate to break it to you, but I'm pretty sure they're all only favoriting us ironically. I can almost hear the *snerk* sounds every time someone favorites one of my posts... like sarcastic rats in the walls...
Oh, no, they're hipsters

Did somebody say "flipsters"?! HRNGH!

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avr wrote:
Tableflip McRagequit wrote:

I move we establish a "don't like" button and make it into a wee animated table being flipped.

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No, no, that's what does lead to a toxic culture online, never do it here!

But... but... it's my idiom...

*sadly jiggles end table*

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