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I thought grits were terrible (they are in Yankee country) until I spent some time in Atlanta. Toss a little cheddar and some Jalapeno and damn if they aint delicious!

The food item that's always been awful is poutine. Every bar has it in Yankee country, and every one taste like deep fried garbage.


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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.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
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!


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Orthos wrote:
Pan wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Andostre wrote:

When you're hanging out with friends, laughing and joking, having great conversations while getting to know everyone better...

And someone brings out their acoustic guitar, expecting all conversation to stop so everyone can start singing to whatever tunes they know. It sounds very hippy, but I feel like it's a pretty common occurrence.

Fortunately, none of my close friends do this as no one knows how to play. My son is a musician but he rarely does this sort of thing, and even then it's just to talk techniques with another musician. The whole "Koom Bay Ya" thing doesn't happen.
That is not fortunate at all. I long for the times that music was common place in homes and taught in schools. Music is really good for the soul and everyone should participate, IMO. To me, it's weird and annoying that people shun impromptu performances and find them annoying...

At the risk of being cruelly blunt, most people who do those kinds of impromptu performances suck at it. It's usually like listening to tortured cats.

Nothing quicker to get me to vacate a room or go looking for my headphones.

The best way to make someone sound better is to join them. I'm dead serious.


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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...


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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!


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Unguided wrote:
Personally I'd rather have a 2E to 1E conversion. Grabbed the books on Humble because I'm poor and can't afford the bourgeoisie pricing the 2E books are going for.

I'll gulp Dom Perignon while reading my copies.


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The mpls staple is the jucy lucy. The cheese is pinched closed between the pattys. Its molten goodness in every bite. Be careful though eat too quickly and that hidden cheese shoots out like lava!


Awesome. Same issue here though, no room for this in the kitchen.


Cole Deschain wrote:

Viking Jólabjór- stumbled across it in Keflavik this last December.

Krombacher Pils- stumbled across it in Wiesbaden this last November.

Also Alaskan Amber and Tsingtao.

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.


Im soaking bourbon on American oak right now that I will add to a porter fermenting in my pantry. Look forward to that in about 1.5 years.

For now, i'm throwing back some peanut butter porter and coffee cream ale I made back before x-mas. Delicious!


Vanykrye wrote:
Just picked up a bottle of Auchentoshan Three Wood. Probably break into it this weekend. No idea what this is going to be like.

Well Auchentoshan original is tasty. We expect a full report.


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Sounds like its time for a trip to Denver.


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Hibiki is great, and im not a big scotch man.


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quibblemuch wrote:
World's most interesting Pan wrote:
I dont have a mobile phone, smart or otherwise, and people lose their damn minds when they find out.
I used to work with someone who refused to accept that reality about me. She would text my landline and then get really, REALLY angry that I didn’t respond. Like it was my fault. This general blaming of reality for failing her was, it turned out, a prominent character trait. Glad I don’t work there any more.

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?"

/shrug


I dont have a mobile phone, smart or otherwise, and people lose their damn minds when they find out.


captain yesterday wrote:

It annoys me that when I go to family parties I have to bring coffee, creamer, mugs, and a coffee maker if I want coffee.

Because, other than my dad everyone else in my family drink mountain dew exclusively, by the gallon.

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"....


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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!


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Tis the season for almond and peppermint bark!


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I love coconut. Especially, coconut M&Ms.

Also, Clinatro Si, por favor!


Greylurker wrote:
Pan wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:


as far as cable channels offering ala cart, that is kind of what we are getting now with streaming services, and frankly I think it sucks. You can easily tally up 5 or 6 subscriptions just to watch the content you want.
what is hilarious about it is folks assumed that ala cart meant big savings, when in actuality, you often spend just as much as a cable package.
but at least you are paying for what you actually want, instead of being saddled with a bunch of stuff you don't want, and which frankly are channels that would die out if they were not riding on the coat tails of the channels people actually are interested in.

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.


Barbarian smash is now under crafting. Single malt and single hop, but all delicious.


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Haladir wrote:


And you can't display your PDF collection on a bookshelf.

No, but I can display my PDF collection on my 65" flatscreen on the wall.


probably prevents chaffing.


mithiril boxer briefs.


Leedwashere wrote:
I'm deeply offended by the inappropriate suggestion of magic pants. Magic trousers are the gentleman's choice!

Nary a mention of even a haberdashery in the crb would be a real crime.


Bardarok wrote:

I think there will still be slots in that there will be restrictions based on anatomy. e.g. only one helmet because you only have one head, only one pair of gloves because you only have two hands, you can probably wear 10 rings now though if you have the resonance.

Also: No pants! Only shorts! They are so comfy and easy to wear!

/not signed


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Mind the gap.


Klorox wrote:
World's most interesting Pan wrote:
Come on over to the sunnier side of gaming with PDFs!
Sorry to rain on your parade, but I hate pdf's, can't read extended texts onscreen to start with, and I find that leafing throughn a dead tree book is more comfortable and fast when I need to check something...

Search function yo...


I dont always get to play because im often the GM, but when when I do I play Chaotic Good. I like to play robin hood types that challenge authority and help the oppressed. I love facing maruts because they are like pure forces of law.


Come on over to the sunnier side of gaming with PDFs!


Terquem wrote:
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.


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Id like a pulpy adventure touring Golarion AP Indian Jones style. The big bad would actually be a rival adventuring group.


So my bachelor party is booked for Aug 23-27 in Denver. We also picked up tickets for Nathanial Ratliff and the Night Sweats at Red Rocks!


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Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.


little house on the prairie

Highway to Heaven

What about the "wanted for a crime they didnt commit" genre.

A-Team
Renegade
Rising Sun
First Wave
The fugitive
Prison Break


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.


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Skeld wrote:

Anyone remember Brisco County Jr.?

I almost added it to my list. I loved it as a kid, however, a number of years ago I got the DVDs from netflix and it wasn't so rosy. I do love the pilot, but I think its all down hill afterwards for ol Brisco.


Lexx

first wave

Star Gate Universe

Kids in the Hall

Upright Citizens Brigade

Shogun

Sledge Hammer!

Get a Life

Id say twin peaks but...


GregH wrote:
World's most interesting Pan wrote:
Granted I don't know what good Poutine is supposed to taste like, I just know the Twin cities versions are god awful.

A good poutine is made up of the following:

1) Squeaky cheese curds (preferably from Quebec). Any other cheese is not a poutine.

2) Good fries. Something that holds the gravy without getting too soggy.

3) A good beef gravy.

Shouldn't be left to sit too long after making. Curds melt and fries get soggy. Can turn a good poutine into a bad one.

YMMV, of course.

Yeap, all the don'ts on your list seem to be staples of the local version of Poutine.


Lots of places added Poutine to their menus in the Twin cities. All of them so far have been terrible. Granted I don't know what good Poutine is supposed to taste like, I just know the Twin cities versions are god awful.


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I don't always brag about how worldly I am, but when I do, I use this avatar.


I dont play to escape real life, I play to get better at it.


Mystic_Snowfang wrote:
World's most interesting Pan wrote:

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.

You could try making an asexual character if you wanted to try something outside of your norm and wanted to avoid stereotypes.

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.


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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.


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Some of us find politics to be infinitely exciting, so I hope its neck deep in intrigue myself.


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I don't Facebook, but hope you folks take over the world.

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