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RPG Superstar™ 2008 General Discussion

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Argh.

Sometimes it's a pain being on the East Coast.

Q: When is noon not noon?
A: When you're on the East Coast and RPG Superstar posts at noon.

The Exchange

To put a positive spin on it; at 5 o'clock when you are heading home they still have 3 hours left!

Yeah it still sucks for us though.

Scarab Sages

11:00 am here, but I still have to wait another 3 hours...
:(

At least it's lunch time.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka SmiloDan

Is it bad that it's noon here, and time for breakfast?

3 more hours....


That isn't true. The truth is that since the west coast has mountain lions they have to fight them off with ninja-sticks on the way to work (or to get groceries, or hang out at the mall, or whatever). The whole "three hours behind" thing is just a cover-up of the ravenous mountain lion plauge and to a lesser extent, bobcats.

That's why its a full three hours on the west coast, but it drops to two hours and then one hour the further east you go. Fewer mountain lions and bobcats.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka SmiloDan

BiggusGeekus wrote:

That isn't true. The truth is that since the west coast has mountain lions they have to fight them off with ninja-sticks on the way to work (or to get groceries, or hang out at the mall, or whatever). The whole "three hours behind" thing is just a cover-up of the ravenous mountain lion plauge and to a lesser extent, bobcats.

That's why its a full three hours on the west coast, but it drops to two hours and then one hour the further east you go. Fewer mountain lions and bobcats.

But we've got bears. And rumors of meeses. And emo deer that like to play in the street.


BiggusGeekus wrote:

That isn't true. The truth is that since the west coast has mountain lions they have to fight them off with ninja-sticks on the way to work (or to get groceries, or hang out at the mall, or whatever). The whole "three hours behind" thing is just a cover-up of the ravenous mountain lion plauge and to a lesser extent, bobcats.

That's why its a full three hours on the west coast, but it drops to two hours and then one hour the further east you go. Fewer mountain lions and bobcats.

I have been to the west and I doubt your hypothesis. The overwhelming number of coffee shops (there are roughly 17 quintillion coffee shops in Seattle alone) should easily balance out the mountain lion infestation. A commuter hopped up on a quadruple Venti mocha can easily outrun a mountain lion in a straight sprint*. Though most mountain lions -- being able to smell the stale caffeine stench -- know to look elsewhere for easier prey.

In fact, based on the the caffeine consumption it was probably today yesterday over there.

* Interesting note: the smartest mountain lions have been known to hang out at the entrance to public restrooms to catch their prey when they are at their weakest and slowest.

Paizo Employee Creative Director, Starfinder aka Robert G. McCreary

gbonehead wrote:

Argh.

Sometimes it's a pain being on the East Coast.

Q: When is noon not noon?

A: When you're in Europe and RPG Superstar posts at noon.

I will see your Argh and raise you a Gaaahhh. Noon PST is 9:00 PM for me. I have been waiting ALL DAY!!

I think the next 2 hours, 8 minutes may be the longest period of my life.


SmiloDan wrote:


But we've got bears. And rumors of meeses. And emo deer that like to play in the street.
SargonX wrote:


I will see your Argh and raise you a Gaaahhh. Noon PST is 9:00 PM for me. I have been waiting ALL DAY!!

Europe: no bears, moose, or deer to combat daily and they're ahead of the US east coast. Coincidence? I think not.


SargonX wrote:
gbonehead wrote:

Argh.

Sometimes it's a pain being on the East Coast.

Q: When is noon not noon?

A: When you're in Europe and RPG Superstar posts at noon.

I will see your Argh and raise you a Gaaahhh. Noon PST is 9:00 PM for me. I have been waiting ALL DAY!!

I think the next 2 hours, 8 minutes may be the longest period of my life.

Yeah, and it's sinking in that we're gonna have to advance only four of 8 this time. This is the first round where I think anyone of them could win. Yet ha;f will be gone soon. Crazy.


It is 2:00 on Friday morning for me. Only two hours more 'till your American noon. I live in Taiwan. GMT +8. Paizo is at GMT -8. 18 hours difference. 12:00 Thursday for Paizo. 4:00 Friday for me.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

propeliea wrote:
SargonX wrote:
gbonehead wrote:

Argh.

Sometimes it's a pain being on the East Coast.

Q: When is noon not noon?

A: When you're in Europe and RPG Superstar posts at noon.

I will see your Argh and raise you a Gaaahhh. Noon PST is 9:00 PM for me. I have been waiting ALL DAY!!

I think the next 2 hours, 8 minutes may be the longest period of my life.

Yeah, and it's sinking in that we're gonna have to advance only four of 8 this time. This is the first round where I think anyone of them could win. Yet ha;f will be gone soon. Crazy.

Actually, I think only 2 get bounced this round. I think this round it's 8 to 6 (with 3 votes per person). Next round (encounter design) is 6 to 4 (I assume 2 votes per person). Then the final 4 each do an adventure proposal and it's winner take all, and presumably one vote each.

Also, I'm not a big American Idol watcher but my ex-wife liked it and we watched last season. At a certain point, it became pretty obvious that 3 of the contestants were way out front of everyone; they all had some skills, but clearly there was 1 with the best voice, 1 with the best stage presence/performance skills, and 1 who was the cutest. A long stretch of the show was just a slow peeling off of the other pretenders until the final 3. At that point, it was anyone's game. And, as you might guess, the cute one was the winner.

I don't know if it's so clear-cut in this contest, but certainly with each round the stakes go up and so does the level of execution required. Less room for error each time, and less opportunity to get a pass if you botch something big-time--the competition is tighter, and other contestants are less likely to make mistakes, so if you make one it's going to stand out a lot more.

Stress!

Less than two hours... tickticktick

The Exchange

BiggusGeekus wrote:

That isn't true. The truth is that since the west coast has mountain lions they have to fight them off with ninja-sticks on the way to work (or to get groceries, or hang out at the mall, or whatever). The whole "three hours behind" thing is just a cover-up of the ravenous mountain lion plauge and to a lesser extent, bobcats.

That's why its a full three hours on the west coast, but it drops to two hours and then one hour the further east you go. Fewer mountain lions and bobcats.

And don't forget the black Jaguars that everyone sees but nobody can seem to verify.


You guys must level up quite regularly, killing lions every day. I have to grind Ecl .01 mosquitoes. I will be a level two expert in 2038.

Dark Archive

I'm still waiting for the negative campaigning. I mean really, where are the attack adverts?

Jason's gonna be all, "Yeah, and Boomer used niche psionics rules and we can't trust him to defend our borders!" and Christine's gonna come back with, "Iskandria, Shmishkandria, Rob doesn't have the experience needed to be an RPGA Superstar! Look at my track record!"

Scarab Sages

SmiloDan wrote:


But we've got bears. And rumors of meeses. And emo deer that like to play in the streetes.

Fixed.

:)

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

Set wrote:

I'm still waiting for the negative campaigning. I mean really, where are the attack adverts?

Jason's gonna be all, "Yeah, and Boomer used niche psionics rules and we can't trust him to defend our borders!" and Christine's gonna come back with, "Iskandria, Shmishkandria, Rob doesn't have the experience needed to be an RPGA Superstar! Look at my track record!"

Attack ads, you say...

BREAKING NEWS!

Booms said he drank the Mountain Dew, but he didn't swallow! Like that makes a difference. He is obviously part of the 'Dew culture' and not a man of high moral standards.

He also said "I did not make out with Ember Lewinsky... er, I mean Schwartz, in that PHB PSA!" but we have it on video, we have the stained clothing she wore. If he can't be trusted to tell the truth about his personal pecadilloes, he cannot be trusted to lead this Superstar contest!

I demand a special investigator be appointed!

Impeachment!

No wait, to impeach him he'd have to be elected first...

Ummm...

Filibuster!

Block his confirmation hearings! We'll show him. He is a creature of the Liberal (internet) Media! Let's take this country back... for our children!

[Star Spangled Banner plays in the background]

Paizo Employee Creative Director, Starfinder aka Robert G. McCreary

BiggusGeekus wrote:


SmiloDan wrote:


But we've got bears. And rumors of meeses. And emo deer that like to play in the street.
SargonX wrote:


I will see your Argh and raise you a Gaaahhh. Noon PST is 9:00 PM for me. I have been waiting ALL DAY!!

Europe: no bears, moose, or deer to combat daily and they're ahead of the US east coast. Coincidence? I think not.

Come now, there are bears, moose, AND deer in Europe. They haven't killed them all off yet. And hedgehogs. Just saying.

(Although they do call moose "elk" over here, which is confusing to me, because moose and elk are different animals to me.)

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

SargonX wrote:
BiggusGeekus wrote:


SmiloDan wrote:


But we've got bears. And rumors of meeses. And emo deer that like to play in the street.
SargonX wrote:


I will see your Argh and raise you a Gaaahhh. Noon PST is 9:00 PM for me. I have been waiting ALL DAY!!

Europe: no bears, moose, or deer to combat daily and they're ahead of the US east coast. Coincidence? I think not.

Come now, there are bears, moose, AND deer in Europe. They haven't killed them all off yet. And hedgehogs. Just saying.

(Although they do call moose "elk" over here, which is confusing to me, because moose and elk are different animals to me.)

I'm pretty sure moose are part of the elk family... the largest species of elk. I'm no taxonomist, but I seem to recall reading that somewhere.

Maybe on a paper placemat at some backwoods restaurant.

BTW, I can verify that elk do walk the streets in Jasper, Alberta, and bighorn sheep hang out right next to the freeway just outside of town. At least, they did when I was there back in the early 90s.

Paizo Employee Creative Director, Starfinder aka Robert G. McCreary

Jason Nelson 20 wrote:
SargonX wrote:
BiggusGeekus wrote:


SmiloDan wrote:


But we've got bears. And rumors of meeses. And emo deer that like to play in the street.
SargonX wrote:


I will see your Argh and raise you a Gaaahhh. Noon PST is 9:00 PM for me. I have been waiting ALL DAY!!

Europe: no bears, moose, or deer to combat daily and they're ahead of the US east coast. Coincidence? I think not.

Come now, there are bears, moose, AND deer in Europe. They haven't killed them all off yet. And hedgehogs. Just saying.

(Although they do call moose "elk" over here, which is confusing to me, because moose and elk are different animals to me.)

I'm pretty sure moose are part of the elk family... the largest species of elk. I'm no taxonomist, but I seem to recall reading that somewhere.

Maybe on paper placemat at some backwoods restaurant.

BTW, I can verify that elk do walk the streets in Jasper, Alberta, and bighorn sheep hang out right next to the freeway just outside of town. At least, they did when I was there back in the early 90s.

I considered getting a taxonomy degree from a paper placemat at some backwoods restaurant, but went for a degree in Chinese mythology from a paper placemat at a Chinese restaurant.

Grand Lodge

It really isn't fair for us in Europe to have to wait all damn day, working, sweating, making sure the US economy at least stays alive for a bit longer and NOT getting your RPG Superstar fix until an hour from now.

Go Europeans!!! And those Americans living in Europe... You WILL go on to the final 6 and then 4! You know who you are.

The Exchange

SargonX wrote:
I considered getting a taxonomy degree from a paper placemat at some backwoods restaurant, but went for a degree in Chinese mythology from a paper placemat at a Chinese restaurant.

Well, with Tax-Time coming up in the U.S., that would degree could come in handy.......

;P

Dark Archive Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4

Jason Nelson 20 wrote:


Attack ads, you say...

A Important Message From the People to Elect Boomer

About how Jason Nelson is potentially breaking into your gradparents' house at night and stealing their old-people medicine and selling it to buy tickets to Rap-Music concerts

We have proof that "Jason Nelson", if that is his real name, has never been seen by Clinton J. Boomer in the evening.

So what is "Jason Nelson" up to?

Maybe he's breaking into your grandparents' house.

With . . . I don't know. Russell Taylor, maybe. That seems likely.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

thatboomerkid wrote:
Jason Nelson 20 wrote:


Attack ads, you say...

A Important Message From the People to Elect Boomer

About how Jason Nelson is potentially breaking into your gradparents' house at night and stealing their old-people medicine and selling it to buy tickets to Rap-Music concerts

We have proof that "Jason Nelson", if that is his real name, has never been seen by Clinton J. Boomer in the evening.

So what is "Jason Nelson" up to?

Maybe he's breaking into your grandparents' house.

With . . . I don't know. Russell Taylor, maybe. That seems likely.

Selling their old-people medicine? Hells bells, man, I'm taking that %^&*()! Old people get the good stuff!

Oh wait, did I say that out loud?

I mean... McLean, that's what HE does with old people medicine. No good old people medicine stealer. And Joseph Yerger is his lookout man. And Christine Schneider is their foxy getaway car driver, the one with no record so the uber-spies would never suspect her, like Franka Potente in The Bourne Identity.

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