Thing is, things do make me happy. Even if I gave up my NFL red zone for fantasy football, RPGs, frequent bar and restaurant trips I'd be saving for more expensive things and not worrying about rainy days. To be fair, im a little more fortunate than some of the posters here, that I can splurge on my hobbies and still put a few bucks away for retirement and emergencies. I'm not all spend and no save, but at the rate cost of living is increasing, you aint ever gonna enjoy it; so you might as well spend it before you get it.
My singing could curdle water. I have always wanted to be a musician but just don't have the slightest bit of talent for it.
You may never be a concert quality performer, but you can get better and more importantly enjoy it. Both singing and playing an instrument are improved as a group activity. Some singers are great without any music, some are great as long as they have music, but most people need both. When you harmonize with an honest try both will improve!
Its also not "egotistical" to want to sing and play music in a social setting. It's this exact sentiment that makes people afraid to do it. Instead of everyone feeling empowered to try, thus raising the bar, folks would rather beat people down with the bar. Talk about being egotistical!
The best way to make someone sound better is to join them. I'm dead serious.
My wife has been hit with some depression recently. On top of that she was questioning staying together. I was really low for awhile, things were bad, slowly getting better if at all. I finally heard the new track from Anderson Paak with Smokey Robinson called Make it Better and wow how relevant.
I listened to it a few times in a row at my desk. I sent the song over to my wife and she cried at work. She is in counseling now and we are doing better. A long road to go, but she is very warm to me again. We might make it after all. Thanks Paak for the song...
Ive been having trouble with my missus lately. Well, she has problems with me, and I'm working on resolving that. I have been listening to Anderson Paak a lot (since this guy is one of a few putting out great hip hop). Paak has a new track with Smoky Robinson that got my chocked up. I made my wife cry when I played it for her. We are taking it slow and getting back to good. In the meantime, thanks Paak!
Cole Deschain wrote:
Alaskan Amber is not bad. I had their Red ale once and it was great. I have not seen it in years tho.
Sapporo is great with Japanese cuisine.
lol. In my early 20's during college, I decided that having internet was more important than having a phone. I instructed my family that they could email me whenever they wanted to get a hold of me. I would find a phone when I needed it to call. They hated it.
Now, when I call them they are like "WTF did you call me for? Why u no text?"
captain yesterday wrote:
Wow, I dont drink coffee myself, but I always have at least a french press in the house. Inconsiderate hosts!
I dont own a microwave though. My wifes family lives through them but I refuse to use one. They want us to host everything now because the food and beverages are "sooo good"....
Speaking of autos, anybody remember the Plymouth Rampage? This bad boy was like a mini cooper version of the El Camino. I have only seen one in person, but it always made me laugh becasue of the name. You wouldnt be on much of a rampage at all in that thing!
Even the streaming services have programs i'm not interested in. Interests are quite diverse. I happen to be a man of many interests, and if some of them are quite niche, i'm ok with them surviving off the coattails of other more popular networks/streams.
I want to double down on alignment. I want my character to be able to banish demons and smite undead. I also want characters who can grab an anarchic hammer and reduce a marut to scrap in the name of chaos! As a neutral character I want to be able to protect the innocents caught in the cosmic fallout. In between all that, I want my table to have phil 101 discussions about our characters weekly. As GM, I want quick shorthand to guide running the thousands of characters in any given campaign.
That said, I like the idea of removing class restrictions and moving towards anathema instead. I think this allows more concepts to be created with less argumentative hassle. This is the path of the barbar, so im guessing Monk will follow suit.
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What I don't get, and it's probably just ignorance or lack of experience on my part, but I don't get why discussions of "real world" moral philosophy, at the table, is necessary for a good game of Make Believe.
This is a flavor thing. All our activities start with real world morality and philosophy discussions.
I definitely get wanting to change the Cleopatra character from Cleo2525 but for me that was always part of the charm. Some shows just need an element of "what the hell is going on here?" Reminds me of Stanley from Lexx.
Back to good pilots and crappy seasons, I guess I'd put Sledge Hammer! in the same boat as Brisco County Jr. I just thoroughly enjoyed the theme of Naked Gun meets Dirty Harry.
I'd love to see another Farscape run. I think the show suffered from constant re-direction of writing. Though it was one of the few Sci-Fi shows that made aliens feel alien. I was excited at first for Defiance, but it turned out to be much worse in the writing department than Farscape ever was.
Yeap, all the don'ts on your list seem to be staples of the local version of Poutine.
Most of my exotic races end up being asexual, that has more to do with lack of opportunity than anything else. I also second the motion that I don't start with a detailed backstory, personality, or sexuality of a character, but let that develop through play. I think id need the right table to explore further and I don't have that right now.
My tables are mixed men and women but no LGBT folk. Sexuality tends to come up very seldom behind adventure, political intrigue, and exploration. Sometimes there is romance and coupling, but its flirt and then fade to black for sex.
So far all my characters have been straight both male and female. I thought about exploring different sexuality, but my table doesnt handle this well. (I got a couple guys that like to make supermodel lesbian characters) so attempts would turn out to be caricatures and highly offensive. Fortunetely, the group is excellent at other aspects of RP and takes the game seriously and are hella fun.
I believe there are a wealth of archetypes and prestige classes that could use environments that work better for them (which means outside the dungeon). There is plenty of room for artistic license in this underused concept. I think its important that Paizo rotates traditional campaigns with non-traditional campaigns. I'm hoping for non-traditional this time around. YMMV.
Well ill be disappointed if this thing turns into a dungeon crawler as latter end APs tend to do. Hopefully, they can at least avoid that much. I love Taldor for its political intrigue opportunities. I wont be fine if its "I want to be queen gather this list of McGuffins for me to become one" So if they avoid that trap at least I should be content.