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Silver Crusade

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TOZ wrote:
Don't worry, you don't look a day over 40. :)

Thanks, all.

And as for how I look, most people don't think I look over 30. It's amazing how many people still think I'm in my 20's when I ask them to guess. But I've always looked young. I remember when I was 28 and working the pub at a Renaissance Faire, one of the other volunteers asked me if I was old enough to help serve the alcohol (minimum age of 18 to serve it, 21 to drink it in that area).


Ha! You guys are OLD! flexes early 30 something body

Grand Lodge

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Apparently, I don't look 30 when I'm clean shaven.


TriOmegaZero wrote:
Apparently, I don't look 30 when I'm clean shaven.

So... what DO you look when clean shaven?

31?

Dead?

Sick?

Shadow Lodge

I get carded for liquor.

Scarab Sages

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Got you all beat. The big 50 12 days ago.


TOZ wrote:
I get carded for liquor.

Sweet! That gives you a chance for a potential discount!

discount:
Present your military ID and ask if they have a discount. We do it all the time.

I do too, but that's due to state law, not my appearance.


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On the age challenge: 62 in November!

;P


Spiral_Ninja wrote:

On the age challenge: 62 in November!

;P

... and still nimble as a ninja apparently...

Passed the big 5-0 a few years ago...


Interesting. Hilgya, a cleric of Loki, had orange spell visual effects.
Durkon has more or less the same red spell visual effects as Red Cloak.
Malack had dark grey/pale black spell bubbles (like Xykon). Coincidence?

BTW: The green aura around the piscodaemon can be daemon doing something to Z after the binding was broke (like taking drow's soul) but it can be also just the visual sign of the spell being broken as it is very similar color to Z's castings.


I wouldn't be surprised if Z had a contingency with the daemon, along the lines of if he gets killed, take his body to a cleric or someone maintaining a clone for him.


Charles Scholz wrote:

Got you all beat. The big 50 12 days ago.

Infant.

July was 61 for me. Where the &*$# did all these whippersnappers come from?? ;D

Shadow Lodge

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A topic for those on the age discussion tangent =D

(28, for the record. And a late-comer to the game to boot, only been playing for nine years.)


TOZ wrote:
I get carded for liquor.

Heh, don't get too cocky, most places card everyone. I get carded and I'm a paunchy, bald gray-beard...

Grand Lodge

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So yeah, how about that comic right? :)


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It's really comicy.


Kajehase wrote:
It's really comicy.

Isn't, though?!


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Thank goodness Rich has given us something to bring us back to topic... :)

"...pay his fare..." I just love this comic!


It's gotta be more than 20 minutes by now. Where is V?

Silver Crusade

I love that Belkar doesn't understand. If he was just evil, he'd be one dimensional. It's the fact that he truly doesn't understand other people's motivations half the time that makes him so interesting.

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Fromper wrote:
I love that Belkar doesn't understand. If he was just evil, he'd be one dimensional. It's the fact that he truly doesn't understand other people's motivations half the time that makes him so interesting.

Actually, Belker does have a point.

When he was a thrall, Durkon did try to consume the halfling.

The Exchange

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Adamantine Dragon wrote:
It's gotta be more than 20 minutes by now. Where is V?

Sorry I'm late. The demons were one-upping each other on who was the oldest and I had to sit through reel upon reel of home movies.


Isn't V trapped under several hundred tons of busted up pyramid? That might make it hard to get to the surface when his soul is returned.


We don't know what V's body's status is, when the pyramid blew up, it could easily have blown the top off the room that V was in, or just blown the whole thing apart. With his/her body protected it may well be laying in the open now. Or he/she could be buried under tons of debris. I suspect we'll find the explosion has helped her/him out, not the reverse.

Silver Crusade

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I wonder what god Durkon worships now. I'm pretty sure it isn't Thor sending him magic now.

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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
I wonder what god Durkon worships now. I'm pretty sure it isn't Thor sending him magic now.

The consensus is that it is most likely Hel.


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If V is trapped under the rubble, s/he has a problem. One of her/his forbidden schools are conjuration, after all.

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magnuskn wrote:
If V is trapped under the rubble, s/he has a problem. One of her/his forbidden schools are conjuration, after all.

Not really, his/her primary school is Evocation, which provides another ready means to escape the rubble.


I believe the trifecta of evil outsiders insured that his/hers body would remain in stasis and wouldn't come to harm while he/she was away from it. Of course, it seems perfectly evil to have it sitting in a hole buried under several hundred tons of rock and dead illusionists but perfectly functioning.

Also, I believe his/her chosen opposition schools were Necromancy and Conjuration, but don't quote me on that.

Dark Archive

baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Is that Daemon is collecting the Drow's soul?
DeathQuaker wrote:


But yes, the others have pointed out it must be a piscodaemon.

Fixed that for you.

I still don't know what the daemon is doing to the Drow, collecting his soul, perhaps magical items promised to it?


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All you kids get off my lawn!

Set, Sebastian, Spiral, in deference to your venerable age, you may raise your pants to chest level ... and waddle geriatricaly off my lawn.

Silver Crusade

Lord Fyre wrote:
Fromper wrote:
I love that Belkar doesn't understand. If he was just evil, he'd be one dimensional. It's the fact that he truly doesn't understand other people's motivations half the time that makes him so interesting.

Actually, Belker does have a point.

When he was a thrall, Durkon did try to consume the halfling.

Yeah, but Belkar is once again too dense to realize that the rest of the group is leaving Durkon alone, until it's late enough for him to look stupid. He just wouldn't be Belkar if he wasn't on exactly the opposite page as the rest of the team.


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Lord Fyre wrote:
magnuskn wrote:
If V is trapped under the rubble, s/he has a problem. One of her/his forbidden schools are conjuration, after all.
Not really, his/her primary school is Evocation, which provides another ready means to escape the rubble.

Um, unless you mean Shout or Sending to send a message to his compatriots, I don't see where in the CRB. Additional Splatbooks don't really count, if there is something in there.

Dark Archive

Happy birthday Fromper!

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Is that Daemon is collecting the Drow's soul?
DeathQuaker wrote:


But yes, the others have pointed out it must be a piscodaemon.
Fixed that for you.

I picked piscoloth, the older phrase, on purpose. Either name can be correct. Please don't be a pedant over stupid stuff like this, it's annoying.

Dark Archive

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DeathQuaker wrote:
I picked piscoloth, the older phrase, on purpose. Either name can be correct. Please don't be a pedant over stupid stuff like this, it's annoying.

Ouch. Grumpysauce!

Friend Deathquaker, piscodaemon actually is the older phrase.

That's actually why I chose that phrase. On purpose.

When original Monster Manual 2 came out the image you used for the piscoloth was introduced as the piscodaemon. The name piscodaemon predates piscoloth by 9 years. When it was reintroduced in the Planescape setting.

I was not trying to be pedantic. Just old. In homage to my dear fellow Grognards posting.

Did I mention I was old.

:)


Old grognard is old!

Shadow Lodge

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Really, people should just stop doing "Fixed that for you" period. It never ends with anything but irritated responses and hurt feelings at best.

Ask if you think they made a mistake, but otherwise it's probably safest to assume people said what they meant and meant what they said.

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Orthos wrote:

Really, people should just stop doing "Fixed that for you" period. It never ends with anything but irritated responses and hurt feelings at best.

Ask if you think they made a mistake, but otherwise it's probably safest to assume people said what they meant and meant what they said.

This. I'm outta here, this thread has stopped being fun.


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Orthos wrote:

Really, people should just stop doing "Fixed that for you" period. It never ends with anything but irritated responses and hurt feelings at best.

Ask if you think they made a mistake, but otherwise it's probably safest to assume people said what they meant and meant what they said.

I support this 100%. The implied disrespect of "fixing that" has always boggled my mind, combined with the then "shocked" realization that people don't like being treated like morons.

Dark Archive

DeathQuaker wrote:
This. I'm outta here, this thread has stopped being fun.

Aiiiiieee! (Wilhelm Scream)

Friend Deathquaker come back! I apologize please don't take what I said as an insult because I had no intent of it being so.

The Grognard in me just had to use Old School terminology, come back! I'll even let you stay on my lawn! That's love man.

--

'I still don't know what the loth is doing to the Drow, collecting his soul, perhaps magical items promised to it?'


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I'm too young to even look at the lawn.

But I think the Baron was just trying to do a grumpy old men routine.

Now lets get back to talking Order of the Stick guys!


So, just one more minor weighing in on the whole "fixed that for you" thing.

derail goes here:
Orthos wrote:

Really, people should just stop doing "Fixed that for you" period. It never ends with anything but irritated responses and hurt feelings at best.

Ask if you think they made a mistake, but otherwise it's probably safest to assume people said what they meant and meant what they said.

In my experience, at least, in smaller, intimate board settings, the "fixed it for you" posts are often taken as as, in fact, intimate and extremely light ribbing between "close" (if online-exclusive) friends. They aren't meant to be insulting (at least no more insulting than a friend saying "In your face!" at which point you both laugh at the shared joke) and is generally an act of comraderie (autocorrect, y-u-no-lyk-comraderie? (or "autocorrect" for that matter?)).

In larger boards, such as this one, it often comes off as someone you don't know telling you that you are wrong, because you lack the intimacy and solid understanding of the more intimate boards. Which, you know, half the time it probably is someone just telling you that you're wrong. The other half the time it's just as likely that someone's using the social tools they've gained and developed in a more intimate setting and expecting a similar response... which sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.

In any event, I've seen it used well and poorly, and I've seen it used as friendly banter and to be superior. I think in this case, it was just trying the banter and seeming like it's being superior.

By the way, this post isn't rejecting or rebuking those who are frustrated by its use: you guys are probably correct that it shouldn't be part of the common parlance around here.

Instead, I'm advocating understanding of people and attempting to foster communication. 'Cause that gets lost on the internet sometimes.

ANYWAY!

Heh. Stabbytown.

The sad thing is that Belker is actively trying here.

I also wonder if this comic doesn't set him up for his ultimate downfall?

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Tacticslion wrote:

So, just one more minor weighing in on the whole "fixed that for you" thing.

** spoiler omitted **

It's become a pet peeve of mine over the years, to the point of where I no longer even do it among friends. The use of the phrase just rubs me the wrong way period.


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I think I've succumbed to the temptation to do a "FIFY" post just once, and that was in deliberate jest and I thought would be taken as a clever joke, but it pissed the hell off the poster who probably holds a grudge to this day.

So I don't like it and hope I never did or do it again.

Liberty's Edge

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Tacticslion,
On the derail

Spoiler:
It doesn't like it because the word is camaraderie Dictionary linkie.

Oh, and FTFY. ;-)


*note to self: don't try the fixed-it-for-you joke on Orthos's posts in FaWtL*

Silver Crusade

Did anyone else notice that vampire Durkon used the magic staff as a melee weapon against the sand elemental instead of his normal hammer? I don't know if the 3.5 rules are the same as Pathfinder, but it seems like a change in deity's favored weapon to me. Could mean he's following in Malack's footsteps in worshiping Nergal.


Fromper wrote:

Did anyone else notice that vampire Durkon used the magic staff as a melee weapon against the sand elemental instead of his normal hammer? I don't know if the 3.5 rules are the same as Pathfinder, but it seems like a change in deity's favored weapon to me. Could mean he's following in Malack's footsteps in worshiping Nergal.

Quarterstaff is a simple weapon so he is proficient with it anyway. I suspect that it might be either a matter of not bothering with taking another weapon or maybe the staff is more powerful than the hammer.

Still, you are right that it could be a foreshadowing.

EDIT: In 3.5 only Clerics with War domain got proficiency in the deity's favored martial weapon - there were no bonus favored weapon proficiency for all Clerics.

BTW: Anyone knows which domains Durkon had?


Considering that what weapon to draw in Durkula's hand is a very deliberate and time consuming activity, it is highly likely that the use of the staff is an important story element since it would have been easier for Rich to fall back into habits of drawing Durkon with a hammer.

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