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There was a touch too much We must stand firm to kill the evil terrorists America f~#& yeah! In one of his latest works. Whatever it was called.


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Bitter Thorn wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Well, started working on a homebrew campaign. CoT probably won't last too terribly long for a variety of reasons.
Good luck on the homebrew.

HOMEBREW 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Well, started working on a homebrew campaign. CoT probably won't last too terribly long for a variety of reasons.
Good luck on the homebrew.
HOMEBREW 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!

I'll be starting my first Homebrew in years a week from Thursday.

"Let Fimbulwinter Come."


Alu'Vien Darkstar wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Well, started working on a homebrew campaign. CoT probably won't last too terribly long for a variety of reasons.
Good luck on the homebrew.
HOMEBREW 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!

I'll be starting my first Homebrew in years a week from Thursday.

"Let Fimbulwinter Come."

Is this the same as Scint's?


Bitter Thorn wrote:
Alu'Vien Darkstar wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Well, started working on a homebrew campaign. CoT probably won't last too terribly long for a variety of reasons.
Good luck on the homebrew.
HOMEBREW 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!

I'll be starting my first Homebrew in years a week from Thursday.

"Let Fimbulwinter Come."

Is this the same as Scint's?

Nah, Scint GMs the Monday game, which is currently CoT. I'm playing in that one.

Normally I GM Kingmaker on Thursdays, but it got shunted to Fridays due to a schedule conflict. A smaller group of us still have Thursdays open so I'm starting up my Fimbulwinter Come plot with them (Scint, EbonFyre, and Ebon's husband/my brother) in the meanwhile.

I'll be putting up journals for both when they begin, as I have for KM and CoT =)


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Orthos wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Alu'Vien Darkstar wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Well, started working on a homebrew campaign. CoT probably won't last too terribly long for a variety of reasons.
Good luck on the homebrew.
HOMEBREW 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!

I'll be starting my first Homebrew in years a week from Thursday.

"Let Fimbulwinter Come."

Is this the same as Scint's?

Nah, Scint GMs the Monday game, which is currently CoT. I'm playing in that one.

Normally I GM Kingmaker on Thursdays, but it got shunted to Fridays due to a schedule conflict. A smaller group of us still have Thursdays open so I'm starting up my Fimbulwinter Come plot with them (Scint, EbonFyre, and Ebon's husband/my brother) in the meanwhile.

I'll be putting up journals for both when they begin, as I have for KM and CoT =)

Sweet!


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Alu'Vien Darkstar wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Well, started working on a homebrew campaign. CoT probably won't last too terribly long for a variety of reasons.
Good luck on the homebrew.
HOMEBREW 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!

I'll be starting my first Homebrew in years a week from Thursday.

"Let Fimbulwinter Come."

WOOOOOOOOOOOOT HOMEBREW!

Shadow Lodge

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Alas, I have lost my cool subscriber tags...

Spoiler:
Yep, as of this afternoon, I have started a new job. It's called "Find a new job." My employment has been terminated effective today. No fear, I shall land on my feet. But positive waves and prayers are appreciated.

there is always a bright side...:

I now have time to plan the next chapter of my PBP. Good timing as everyone who was killed in the near TPK are about finished with their new characters.


Sucks to hear, Tordek. Good luck in your new pursuit!


Orthos wrote:
Sucks to hear, Tordek. Good luck in your new pursuit!

+1

Silver Crusade

Sorry to hear that Tordek. I hope this only marks a brief span for you.


Bitter Thorn wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Sucks to hear, Tordek. Good luck in your new pursuit!
+1

+2


Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:

Alas, I have lost my cool subscriber tags...

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That's awful man. Still, positive waves. I hope the people's responsible for this are greviously injured.

Scarab Sages

Sissyl wrote:
There was a touch too much We must stand firm to kill the evil terrorists America f@$~ yeah! In one of his latest works. Whatever it was called.

We prefer no politics in this thread.

Scarab Sages

Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:

Alas, I have lost my cool subscriber tags...

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Sorry to hear that, dude.


F~~@ yeah Duran Duran ftw. I love this song.


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DSXMachina wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Sucks to hear, Tordek. Good luck in your new pursuit!
+1
+2

+3

Scarab Sages

Freehold DM wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

Huzzah! Went out at lunchtime and picked up The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 bluray!! Only $16+change at Best Buy!!!

WOOT!!!!

Sadly, however, they did not have anymore of the special pack containing the collectible Joker figure.

please let me know how it is. The hipsters who have taken over the comic book store/business (to an extent) don't appreciate Frank Miller and his over the top violence.

I enjoyed part 1 and thought they did an excellent job with the adaptation. Particularly, I liked David Selby as the voice of Commissioner Gordon. And they even got Frank Welker to lend his talent briefly.

As for part 2, I'm really looking forward to Michael Emerson as Joker and Robin Atkin Downes as Oliver Queen. Mark Valley should make a great Superman as well - the fight between Supes and Bats should be FAWESOME.

And I can't wait to see if they keep one of my favorite lines in from Batman to Joker: There's nothing wrong with you I can't fix with my hands.


Aberzombie wrote:


And I can't wait to see if they keep one of my favorite lines in from Batman to Joker: There's nothing wrong with you I can't fix with my hands.

:)

"you wouldn't believe how much this cost to make, Clark.... "

Also, dkrtns green arrow? The man. Never hated supes more than in that moment.

RPG Superstar 2012

Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:

Alas, I have lost my cool subscriber tags...

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Ouch! I'm very sorry to hear this, Tordek.

Shadow Lodge

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Thanks for the well wishes. There are many who post on this thread that are in more difficult situations than I find myself in, so I wish all those unemployed, under employed, or dead-end employed FaWtLies the best in our job searches in 2013. We will not only survive, we will thrive!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

On a brighter note, 1.5 hours before the axe fell, my wife booked our hotel for Gen Con. It's the same as Justin Franklin. Courtyard by Marriott, the official hotel for FaWtL GENCON.

If I don't have a job by then, I'll GM for a room and a ticket.

Liberty's Edge

Freehold DM wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
The hipsters who have taken over the comic book store/business (to an extent) don't appreciate Frank Miller and his over the top violence.
The guy can draw, I'll give you that, but I'll be damned if he isn't one of the biggest pricks in the business.
to be fair to all of his detractors, I must admit he makes r. Crumb look like mother theresa sometimes. But some of the things that have been said about him in criticism are either untrue or just plain ridiculous. He singlehandedly saved daredevil back in the 80s and saved batman from becoming a tasteless joke with his work. Yes, he'san ass . I would not enjoy a meal with him. But he IS talented, even if his stories do run into each other after a while.

Agreed. "Batman: Year One" was amazing. And I don't even like Batman that much.


Night everyone. Damn, it's almost 4:30 AM. Again.


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Orthos wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Alu'Vien Darkstar wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Well, started working on a homebrew campaign. CoT probably won't last too terribly long for a variety of reasons.
Good luck on the homebrew.
HOMEBREW 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!

I'll be starting my first Homebrew in years a week from Thursday.

"Let Fimbulwinter Come."

Is this the same as Scint's?

Nah, Scint GMs the Monday game, which is currently CoT. I'm playing in that one.

Normally I GM Kingmaker on Thursdays, but it got shunted to Fridays due to a schedule conflict. A smaller group of us still have Thursdays open so I'm starting up my Fimbulwinter Come plot with them (Scint, EbonFyre, and Ebon's husband/my brother) in the meanwhile.

Yeah. CoT's stalling out due largely to my inexperience as a DM combined with the sort of railroady feel of a fair amount of the path (which would be fine if I knew what I was doing enough to adapt things better)...plus consistent unavoidable absences from players. It's basically culminating in newbie GM hyperventilating and flailing about going what do what do. I've run a little homebrew before, and that seemed to go much more smoothly.


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Some folks have a mistaken idea that running an AP is really simple: just pick up the book and go. All the work is done for you!

Nothing could be farther from the truth. It takes a lot of study to run unfamiliar NPC's and monsters and dungeons and to do it well. Some of the AP organization and formatting is not particularly friendly for the GM. In some ways, it's much easier for a creative person to do their own thing. At least they know what's been going on and what can happen. They're not surprised two books later when the NPC they've been running suddenly turns out to have a completely different agenda than they expected.

I think there's a thread on how people prep AP's. It's not simple. Don't feel bad, Scint.


Pretty much what Treppa said.

As much as I've altered in Kingmaker, it's pretty much 90% homebrew now - either mine or someone else's from here on the forum.


That is an issue I noticed with aps, and something I think paizo needs to work on(I like some of the changes I've seen in the latest adventure path). That said, I read all of Kingmaker twice before even thinking about running it, and even then I ran it with some house rules I wanted to test out for f!tsow, and included some extra NPCs just in case things did not go according to plan.


Thanks, Treppa. I don't feel bad, exactly. Just a little frustrated with myself. I did read CoT through a few times before running it. I'm just not good at balancing encounters and pacing and such yet. I'm hoping that homebrewing up a storyline and everything for that will help me improve...without killing too many PCs in the process.

Hey, I said I was new. I figure I'll stop worrying about being a killer GM so much after I get my First Death/TPK merit badge.


Aberzombie wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
There was a touch too much We must stand firm to kill the evil terrorists America f@$~ yeah! In one of his latest works. Whatever it was called.
We prefer no politics in this thread.

Okay.

Tordek, it stinks that you lost your job. I would say grievous bodily injury is not enough for those responsible. Up to me, they'd get tied to a chair in a dark room, and get to listen to a reading of Last one to post wins. Repeatedly.


Scintillae wrote:

Thanks, Treppa. I don't feel bad, exactly. Just a little frustrated with myself. I did read CoT through a few times before running it. I'm just not good at balancing encounters and pacing and such yet. I'm hoping that homebrewing up a storyline and everything for that will help me improve...without killing too many PCs in the process.

Hey, I said I was new. I figure I'll stop worrying about being a killer GM so much after I get my First Death/TPK merit badge.

Run a variety of scenes.. Action, combat, negotiating, exploring, and so on. Take careful notes on what seems to get each player excited. Then read through their char sheets, noting especially what flaws and personalized stuff they have, and what plot points they have as back story. Use this material to challenge them and reward them for doing what they like to do. Pacing is at its core a sense of piling on while they enjoy it, then switching before they get bored, and keeping up the pace of the action scenes. Literally. You won't see them engaging in something they have to wait for an hour between turns in.

YMMV, of course.


Oh, I do. I'm just having a hard time making the AP open to all of that when it's very clearly written in a "Go A then B then C" style.


Man, dunno why people were yelling about school closings last night. There's...a dusting on the ground at best.


Getting my hopes up about going back to bed. Jerks.


Scintillae wrote:
Oh, I do. I'm just having a hard time making the AP open to all of that when it's very clearly written in a "Go A then B then C" style.

Yeah, that can be frustrating. My personal bailiwick are aps that really show that different writers have different priorities in adventures - some encourage exploration and slaughter, othersmoving ffrom point a to b as shown above and the careful application of violence with a plethora of conversation.


Scintillae wrote:
Man, dunno why people were yelling about school closings last night. There's...a dusting on the ground at best.

It's nothing but fog and misty rain here, I wish they would have said something last night so I would have left earlier to avoid people driving so slowly.


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Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:

On a brighter note, 1.5 hours before the axe fell, my wife booked our hotel for Gen Con. It's the same as Justin Franklin. Courtyard by Marriott, the official hotel for FaWtL GENCON.

If I don't have a job by then, I'll GM for a room and a ticket.

I hope you find something new soon! Party at the FAWTL hotel!!!!


Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Man, dunno why people were yelling about school closings last night. There's...a dusting on the ground at best.
It's nothing but fog and misty rain here, I wish they would have said something last night so I would have left earlier to avoid people driving so slowly.

Pouring rain here but same effect. Least I made it to work on time.

Scarab Sages

Treppa wrote:

Some folks have a mistaken idea that running an AP is really simple: just pick up the book and go. All the work is done for you!

Nothing could be farther from the truth. It takes a lot of study to run unfamiliar NPC's and monsters and dungeons and to do it well. Some of the AP organization and formatting is not particularly friendly for the GM. In some ways, it's much easier for a creative person to do their own thing. At least they know what's been going on and what can happen. They're not surprised two books later when the NPC they've been running suddenly turns out to have a completely different agenda than they expected.

I think there's a thread on how people prep AP's. It's not simple. Don't feel bad, Scint.

Indeed. I had been finding myself investing a good bit of time prepping to run Kingmaker. One of the problems with the campaign was the open-endedness - the PCs could walk in any old direction and you had to be ready.

Scarab Sages

Otherwise - GOOD MORNING FAWTLY FOLK!!! Huzzah for Wednesday! It was much warmer this morning, and is supposed to get up into the 60s!

Double huzzah!!

Scarab Sages

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Reading/posting about Kingmaker makes me miss gaming.

Scarab Sages

Sad zombie is now sad.

Scarab Sages

The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Agreed. "Batman: Year One" was amazing. And I don't even like Batman that much.

Indeed - that one's on my top ten list of all time favorite comic storylines.

They did an excellent adaptation of it for the animated movie line.

Scarab Sages

Next up for Warner Premiere:

Superman: Unbound (summer 2013)
Justice League: Flashpoint (fall 2013)

There animated DC Super hero features have yet to disappoint me. The only two that I haven't seen/don't already own are Justice League: The New Frontier and Wonder Woman.

I should say - the only ones I don't own yet.

Scarab Sages

Sad zombie is still sad.

Scarab Sages

Mayhap more coffee.....?

Scarab Sages

MMmmmmmm....coffee.

Scarab Sages

Although, I gotta say, at work the coffee mess uses Maxwell House. I find I like Folger's better (have that at home). Although my favorite for my Keurig is Green Mountain Coffee Colombian Fair Trade Select.

Scarab Sages

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Some dude down the aisle sounds like he's ready to hack up a f!#~ing lung. I'm thinking, Godsdamnit! Get yourself out of the f%+!ing office before you get the rest of us sick you a@**&~@!

Seriously, WTF is up with some people?


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Scintillae wrote:
Man, dunno why people were yelling about school closings last night. There's...a dusting on the ground at best.

Y'know, despite living in Sweden, slightly more than a mile from a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A4nern]great big source of snow, I've only had one snow-day in my entire life. Probably would have had one more, once - but it was a Sunday, so...

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