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Sam Phelan wrote:
Were you looking to cancel the currently pending order and all of your subscriptions, or only a particular set of your subscriptions? I have suspended your order to ensure it doesn't ship while I make sure I've gotten the request right. Thank you!

Hi, Sam! No worries on the Plaguestone map. I meant to cancel all my subscriptions.

Thanks for your help!

Since the forum seems to have eaten my last post, let's try this again. Would you please cancel the remainder of order 7963189 and my subscriptions?


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lisamarlene wrote:

The kids have started asking me when I'm going to run the undersea campaign for them.

I'm making excuses because I don't actually know of any undersea AP's or modules. Do any of you know of one offhand? Doesn't have to be Pathfinder, could be old D&D and I could modify it.

Hey, LM, do you remember the basic D&D gazetteer, PC3: The Sea People? It has undersea playable races for basic D&D and underwater rules, but it also has a few adventure seeds that you might find useful.

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Vanykrye wrote:

But yes, those things I mentioned really did happen.

One of the sun visor recalls

The transmission controls were confusing enough people didn't know they weren't actually in Park. I know companies are bored with the idea of a shift lever, but it works.

Speaking of cruise control...

This stuff isn't new technology. Sun visors, automatic transmissions, cruise control...this stuff has been around for decades. Getting this stuff right shouldn't be difficult for a company the size of Fiat Chrysler.

This is why when I had a Chrysler, it was actually a Mitsubishi with Chrysler plating.

Now I have a Mustang and just spent $1,000 and 4 hours of my life on new tires and an oil change. But I LOVE my Mustang!

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quibblemuch wrote:

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


“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.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I probably have more Georgia left in my accent than midwest, but I still have a few words from Ohio. No idea what Arizona is doing to it now.

Arizona taught me to say soda instead of Coke, which is very much a Georgia thing.

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Also works with running. Feel like you can't go on? Make it to that tree. Make it to the next sign post after that. Now run to that parked car. Eventually you make your overall goal. For me, that's about 47 feet.

When I was learning to walk again after being in the hospital for a month, that's how I asked the physical therapists to treat me. Point me at an object, and I focused on that -- make it to the sink. Make it to the door. Make it to the basketball hoop. Until eventually I walked 160 feet on a walker.

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Kjeldorn wrote:

Two problems have cropped up though:

1. During cleaning, I moved a lot of stuff around (crates, barrels, old feed-bags etc) I meet mister/misses Rattus norvegicus (aka a huge brown rat), so we might have a rat-problem.
We've set some traps, and are keeping an eye out to see if we can get a feeling for the scale of the problem. If multiple rats are confirmed, we'll probably have to get an exterminator to look things over...

You need barn cats!

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NobodysHome wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

How many times can I favorite this?

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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
I've got an anomalic body temp, too -- a whopping 96.8 F. No medical personnel believe me -- till they check it.

YES! And if my temp is 98.6, I'm running a FEVER. They never believe me.

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NobodysHome wrote:

Well, the funniest part is that so many of these things (horoscopes, palm readers, Meyers-Briggs tests) just get a quick light read of people, then present results in broad generalities. Humans have a natural tendency to cherry-pick what they see as accurate ("You are conflict-averse") and ignore the stuff that is utterly wrong ("You love being popular, like a high school quarterback or cheerleader"), and then say, "Wow! That described me SO accurately!"

I was relatively unimpressed. About a 50%, "That is dead-on ME!", and 50%, "No, that doesn't describe me at all!"

After asking, what, 30 questions? It should have been better.

There's a longer version that I took for work recently. I ended up being ISTJ, heavy on the introverted, not as strong on the Thinking. I've been an ISFJ in the past as well (feeling instead of thinking). And like Scint, I've chosen a career that requires me to interact with people: Human Resources. By the end of the day, I don't want to talk to ANYONE.

But the longer version is more interesting to read because it does take into account that you're only a certain percentage of each letter -- like NH is 63% extrovert or what have you.

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Scintillae wrote:

"I'm gonna fail!"

"You are not."
"I'm gonna bomb the test and fail!"
"The...test is worth less than 10% of your grade. Unless you're hovering right above, which you are not, it's not even going to knock you down a letter grade."
"I'm gonna fail."
"It is mathematically impossible for you to fail at this point."
"I'm screwed."
" know what, sure. Yep."

My college-age daughter asked if we would disown her if she got a B in Organic Chemistry....

I think I did my job too well...

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Scintillae wrote:
The Princess Bride had a major hand in shaping my sense of humor, along with Animaniacs and Looney Tunes. These are probably not the things to show your impressionable child if you want them to grow up to not be a sass elemental.

But I wanted her to grow up to be a sass elemental, and it worked out perfectly! <cackling maniacally>

(She is an awesome young adult -- gah the age of some of you who are posting!!!)

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Okay, TL, put me down for paladin and then cloistered cleric archetype. I don't know what PrC I'd pick -- maybe Hellknight?

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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Somehow my brother ate grits. I can't eat that filth. I am not a picky man, but grits taste like flavorless gruel that you'd feed a prisoner of war.

Oh, and if you say "but they're good with...X" it's X you like, not grits. Grits are an abomination onto corn.

I'm with you on this one! I can't eat food that looks like someone else ate it first.

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Scintillae wrote:
We've discussed this! Repeatedly! Stop abusing the poor commas, you filthy heathens!

I have a coworker that I have to ask her to send me anything she writes before she sends it out company-wide. If you're starting a new sentence, you do not use a comma! She runs on all her sentences, and it's beyond frustrating.

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So um the leukemia is back. I don't much more than that at this point. The nurse called me late yesterday and said that the damaged chromosome was detectable in my blood, and the doctor wanted me to start treatment again. I have an appointment with him tomorrow at 9 to find out more.

I haven't been taking the medicine for it in almost 6 years. I knew intellectually at some point that I'd have to start it again. If the medicine "flips the switch" (so to speak) to turn the cancer producing cells off, you figure you have to keep taking it to keep the cancer turned off, right? But I went so long without that I was beginning to hope remission was permanent.

I'd appreciate ya'll's thoughts tomorrow...

Diego Valdez wrote:

Hello DeAnna,

I have removed the non subscription copy from the order. You will be receiving an updated email confirmation reflecting that change.

Thank you!!

Whoops, I think I screwed up. I have two copies of Starfinder Adventure Path: Temple of the Twelve (Dead Suns 2 of 6). Would you please delete one for me? Sorry for the extra work...


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NobodysHome wrote:


Well, it's "official" (at least as "official" as such things get): NobodysWife's blood work indicates that a gallstone escaped and is running loose in her system somewhere, so she needs to consult with a gastroenterologist to try to track it down and make sure it departs in a harmless manner.

So more hospital visits, more scans, etc., etc.

Hey, NH, your tech company should have a health advocate program. If the insurance company tries to make you pay more than your out of pocket maximum, contact the health advocate. I've been known to sit down with a spreadsheet and calculate out exactly what each charge was and how much the associate owes and what the insurance paid to show that the insurance company calculated the out of pocket maximum incorrectly. It happens, but you should be able to get help -- either from your HR department or the health advocate.

Sharoth wrote:
Is there any way to remove the big, bold "SUCKER!!!" written on my forehead? I really need it removed. ~sighs~ Now kittens can read it. Two kitten to be exact.

I'm fairly certain all cats can tell who has CAT SLAVE on their foreheads. We have a feral that we're feeding, and I'm continually astonished that he doesn't seem to see CAT SLAVE all over me.

He actually runs from me!

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NobodysHome wrote:

OK, Amazon Prime is officially "evil".

Normally, when I want a book, I go to the bookstore (I can't call it "local", because it's a Barnes and Noble), peruse around, and end up with 3-4 books.

Impus Major is getting very interested in string theory and quantum physics, so I decided to get him "A Brief History of Time" to give him a decent foundation.

Amazon Prime: NobodysHome, you don't have to leave the house! We'll give you the hardcover edition for under $20, with free one-day shipping...

I swear, use Amazon Prime enough and you turn into a pasty-skinned eloi, ripe for the morlock's plucking...

And then you get a Kindle, because it's so much easier to carry your books that way, and you don't even have to go outside to pick up the box...

What is your gender?
b) Female
What is your age?
e) 25+ years
How many hours of TV on average do you watch in a week?
c) 11-20. I tend to have it on while I'm reading, but I don't necessarily pay attention to it.
How many books have you read for any purpose in the last 30 days?
c) 4+. You really need a larger scale. I typically read a book a day, so I've read at least 30 books in the past 30 days.
On a scale from 1 to 5 how much do you enjoy reading?
e) 5 I love reading! It’s my favourite pastime! You think?

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John Napier 698 wrote:
On the insurance front, it seems that the company switched providers a while back, and I simply fell through the cracks. Not a pleasant feeling.

Okay, as a HR professional, I have to jump in and say that sometimes stuff like this happens. You'd think in this day and age, systems would talk to each other, but I can't tell you the number of times I've had to go through a spreadsheet and update the payroll and insurance carriers' websites (all 4 of them!) separately. Mistakes happen; we're all human. :)

Now that your HR department is aware that your coverage was missed, they should reinstate it to the beginning of the year and your hospital charges should be covered. If you'd like more help, please feel free to PM me, and I'll do what I can.

Okay, lurking again...

Still here. I should probably just give my paycheck to Paizo every month!

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Snellville (relatively near Atlanta), Georgia. For those of you in Georgia, "where everybody is somebody!" And yes, that is seriously Snellville's city motto...

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NobodysHome wrote:

All I'm going to say is that you haven't had a proper "cat ownership moment" until you open your back door to go out and your calico tries to rush in, dead 9" rat in her mouth.

The "dead rat pajama door dance" will never catch on as a craze, I'm afraid.

Oh wow. We were "given" a headless bunny on Easter a couple of years ago, but since then the "treats" have dried up. Either the mafia has given up on threatening our cat, or more likely, he's too fat from "astronaut food" to bother chasing the moles, bunnies, and squirrels. (There was a cute Purina commercial that referred to dry cat food as "astronaut food," and my daughter calls his food that all the time now.)

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NobodysHome wrote:

The only moles we find lack heads.

Did I mention we own cats?

Wait, you have the cat mafia too? We thought we were the only ones receiving heads as gifts!

<de-lurking> I'm so sorry, Kalindlara. I can't speak to trans issues, but I can speak to the negative self-talk which I've had all my life. Please talk to your regular doctor about getting on an anti-depressant. I was first diagnosed with major depression when I was 15, and the first anti-depressant I was prescribed made me feel like the world had been wiped clean. I didn't change, but everything felt better, easier, lighter. It didn't make things perfect -- I still had all the issues that caused the depression in the first place -- but it helped.

I take anti-depressants now to be normal, to function. This is an illness, just like diabetes or high blood pressure or anything else where you would need to take a maintenance medicine. Please don't feel that you've failed somehow if you need this medicine.

And, please, don't harm yourself. I've only interacted with you as I lurked on these boards, and you have so much to share!

Hi! I have some items sitting in my sidecart that I thought would ship with my February subscription order, but didn't. They're also not included on the March subscription email I just received. Is there anything else I need to do to have them ship? Or are they just not available yet?

Thank you so much for your help!!

Me too!

Where is the goblin when you need him? Summon Comrade Anklebiter! (Did it work? Darn it -- I hate doing links!)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness -- I think you'll find that racism isn't really as settled as everything seems to think it is.

Still Failing at Fairness: How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and Boys in Schools and What We Can Do About It -- Gender stereotypes cause problems for boys and men as well as for girls and women. And so much of it is unconscious bias that people have to be shown that they're doing it before they recognize it.

Lies My History Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong -- There's a lot that's taught in school that emphasizes what white men have done to build America, but not the contributions of women and other minorities.

I'm sure the goblin could give even better references than this, though I got the first one directly from him.

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Mystara! Golarion is very close, but I'd still love to have the Known World converted...

Would you please change the shipping on this order so that the book ships with my next subscription order? I don't know what I was thinking... :)

Thank you!!

Hi! I'm trying to change the payment method for my subscriptions to a different credit card. Each time I click on Change Payment Method, I'm taken to a screen where my options are "Cancel," "Select Payment Method," and "Cancel." I *think* I'm supposed to have the payment options listed on this screen, but I'm not sure. When I click on "Select Payment Method," the website takes me back to the "My Subscriptions" page.

Please help! :)


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Wizards mentioned in the Basic document that one of the campaign worlds they'd bring back would be Mystara. That grabbed my attention!

In_digo wrote:


I received the contents of my kickstarter pledge, including all the physical rewards from the 2 print packs I ordered, except the two copies of the Emerald Spire Superdungeon. Is it possible they were shipped separately, or is this a computer error?


Me too! (though I only ordered one copy of the print pack) I know customer service has been backed up, so I've hesitated to email again.

Kthulhu wrote:
It is rather dificult to access them when the website logs you out when you try to follow the link 9 times out of 10.

I was having this issue too. I decided to download the PDFs of the levels that I didn't have. The site made me log in again (grr). Once I'd downloaded those levels, I tried to download the SGG products again -- and it worked! I didn't get that weird "you have to log in" message every time I clicked on the link. I'm using Firefox 26.0 -- hopefully this will help you too!

Wait? Some people actually received the SGG pdfs promised as part of the Kickstarter? I never did -- and sent an email to Hyrum at one point asking about them. I eventually shrugged my shoulders and decided that at least I'd kept the lights on for DaD. I just assumed that no one received the pdfs.

The bad thing, though, is that I stopped buying SGG titles because I wasn't sure if I'd ever receive the promised free ones, and I didn't want to purchase what might end up being duplicates.

I'll email Owen at the email address listed above and let him know my situation.

I haven't done a lot with, though I did pledge the Rise of the Drow kickstarter. I would love to see some kind of compiled PDF with bookmarks for DaD -- doesn't even need to be a hardcover, just everything in one place. If I could get it, I'd love for it to be updated to Pathfinder completely and linked to d20pfsrd.

A vendor on RPG Geek is selling the book for $18 Canadian; says that's about $17 US. The vendors typically ask you to purchase them an Amazon gift card that covers the cost of the book plus shipping.

I've only ordered one thing this way, but I was very happy with it. Good luck!!

Shadowborn wrote:

When I was in high school I babysat for a woman with twin boys. One day she tells me she didn't need me to sit for her, because their uncle had them, and he'd taken them out to see Robocop.



I was a teenager and thought the level of violence in that movie was over the top. These kids were five.

Parental guidance is usually a toss-up.

My father took my brother and me to see Robocop when it came out. I was probably 15 (I think) and my brother was 12. As the intro screens were rolling, a little voice pipes up from in front of us and says, "Daddy, what does that say?" I simply could not believe that a parent had brought their child who was probably between ages 4 and 6 to an R-rated movie!

To stay on-topic :). My husband had our daughter watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer when she was young to show her that bad guys could be defeated. And she's fairly well grounded, though the Hush episode still freaks her out. I'm probably much more protective than he is -- but then I had that experience at Robocop! (As a teenager, *I* was grossed out!)

Or maybe a package of all the add-ons as part of an upgraded adventure path subscription? I've stopped my Pathfinder Flip-Mat, Map Packs, and Cards subscriptions, but I think it would be neat to get all the maps and cards used in the adventure path for one extra price.

DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I may never sleep again, but spend the rest of my waking life flossing and brushing in an effort to avoid that woman.

Hey, at least you only have to go once every six months. I get to go see my dentist (and hygienist) every three months! That's how bad I am!

Well, okay, so I did grow up without fluoridated water, and my mother does have really soft teeth too. But I drink way too much soda.

5 implants (and waiting for the jawbone to heal from the last extraction) plus um 12 (I think) root canals later... all I can say is,

"Love your hygienist, Dungeonmaster Cal, love her; for she is all that stands in the way of doom!"


One of my regular players was always late -- it was just part of her personality. So I'd tell her that the game would start at 11 and tell everyone else that it started at noon (on a Sunday). When she arrived at noon, she was right on time! :)

I don't know if this will actually help in your particular situation, but I agree with the others. Plan for her not to be there and then you're pleasantly surprised when she arrives. Depending on the situation, I might have her character as a "ride-along." She's there, but she doesn't actually do anything until the player is there.

Good luck!

Unfortunately money is getting tighter, and I need to cancel the map packs, the flip-mats, and the cards.


Set wrote:

[horrible tangent]Consider the ramifications of Vanishing Twin Syndrome where one fetus entirely absorbs another (which appears to be disturbingly common!) in a fantasy world where it is a provable fact that people have souls. *If* Pharasma or whomever assigns those souls at conception, do the ones that survive end up with multiple souls, having absorbed their womb-mates? Similarly, since the fertilized egg takes some time before it splits, and doesn't always 'twin' on the first division, does a single soul get split up between the identical twins, or is one of them born without a soul.

I'm a bit late to this, but have you read the books by Gail Carriger? Soulless is the first in the series. They're set in an alternative Victoria London where vampires and werewolves are common. Our main character is born without a soul, so her mere touch changes vampires and werewolves back to human. Highly recommended.

Sara Marie wrote:
I accidentally sent you two new confirmation emails. Sorry about that!

Not a problem! :) Thank you, thank you!!!

If it's not too late, would you please cancel my order of Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition? I had to pay over $4K to get my car repaired last week, and I need to save the cash. I hate that I'm going to miss out on this, though...


Must be patient... must be patient... :)

I have the PDFs, but it's so much easier to read the book.

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