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Glad you are feeling better, Taig! I know a few PbPs you can check in on at your leisure.


*ahem*
That's quite the, ah...PbP...you want him to check in on.


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Happy birthdays to people who had them!

In other news, having "fun" dealing with scientists. I've had to read the definition of "consequence" to them a few times and explain how the concept applies to their actions... in response to a few of them whining because I told them their data is excluded from the report for not even bothering to allow me access to it.

Wonder why it is I often act like I have no respect for scientists? Because I've worked with enough of them to know a PhD and having published enough papers to write a science textbook doesn't stop you from being more boneheaded than a grad student who mixes Valium and vodka and then wonders why they can't stand up.

Seriously, I'm the one with brain damage, yet even when the effects are obvious I'm told I'm still generally more intelligence than most of the scientists I deal with. And as people on here know, I'm probably barely average intelligence >.<

The thing that made the group whine the most? This story pointing out something people like me saw coming 20 years ago. The person who whined the loudest was, naturally, the same one who advocated trying to present the data as scarily as possible so the public would back climate science out of fear. I had to read him the dictionary definition of "consequence" before he figured out how that tactic is linked to the problem he was whining about.

Then my favorite? An Exxon recruiter saying to me, "Come work for the oil company! We don't hire scientists who are morons." I almost took them up on it.


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LOOKOUT!

Veering to the left sharply, a certain blue pigeon crashes into the thread

Staggering to his feet, he says...

I'm back. Miss me anybody?


*is hit by pigeon and knocked over*

You certainly didn't miss me!

Welcome back!


BluePigeon wrote:

LOOKOUT!

Veering to the left sharply, a certain blue pigeon crashes into the thread

Staggering to his feet, he says...

I'm back. Miss me anybody?

Yes I did.But, My aim is getting better! :)

Welcome back BP!

Silver Crusade

BluePigeon wrote:

LOOKOUT!

Veering to the left sharply, a certain blue pigeon crashes into the thread

Staggering to his feet, he says...

I'm back. Miss me anybody?

Vegas keeping you busy?


BluePigeon wrote:
I'm back. Miss me anybody?

I didn't... but that's probably because I don't actually know you (and I only recently started posting in here). We should rectify that. Hello! I'm Tacticslion. :)


Rawr! wrote:

There are randomer threads on these boards.

Speaking of which, is randomer a real word? Spellcheck doesn't seem to think so.

Randomites. Those are those random folks they send you to play in your game on gaming conventions.

I avoid gming on conventions...


'ello everyone.

A badger, a pigeon, and two dragons walk into a bar...


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BTW: dibs on words randomite as a name for a monster... Probably a swarm or hive one.


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Too Late! I'd written this up already.:
Drejk wrote:
BTW: dibs on words randomite as a name for a monster... Probably a swarm or hive one.

It's a swarm of non-sentient magic dice swarm (mostly d20's and percentile dice), that, as soon as initiative is rolled (it randomly generates its initiative modifier as +1d20-1d20), randomly shapechanges into another encounter (using the dice it's composed of to determine the creature on the spot) and continues to change it's shape each round until it hits 0 hit points, at which point the dice become non-magical and scatter, turning into a conglomeration of battered plastic dice (worthless) and appropriate treasure for the encounter +d%-d%.

Ha-HAH, Mr. Dragon! Take that! You reds think you're so powerful and smart! But your DEX and initiative suck! BOO-yah!

... hm, taunting a giant, ancient red dragon who is (literally) a god on some worlds might not be my brightest idea...

...

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OH WELL! Nya-nya-nya-nya-nya-nya~! ;P~


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I've been watching (more listening to with occasional glances at the screen so I don't get motion sickness) Freeman's Mind, lately. It's a course, vulgar series that is a deep-seated satire of First Person Shooters, Half-Life, and many of the tropes therein, in the form of a (purposefully not very good) Let's Play. In this version, Freeman is a neurotic highly-functioning sociopath. He's intelligent, but his intelligence is mostly contrasted by the general incompetence of everything around him, and he's slowly edged ever further into madness and fear by way of the maddening events happening all around him.

At first mild, his neuroticism slowly increases over time.

Three recent, and really great, quotes that have me giggling every time (Episode 53, for the curious):

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*while killing aliens*
"See?! THIS is why I'm such a great theoretical physicist!"
*BLAM! BLAM!*
"I solve problems that shouldn't even exist!*
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*while using a machine gun atop a tank against invading soldier and aliens, both trying to kill each other and him*
To the aliens and soldiers: "I AM NOT REAL!! NONE OF THIS IS REAL!! THIS IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!! FOLLOW THE SOUND OF MY FIFTY-CALIBER!! OVER HERE!!"
<short time later>
"Well, I'm satisfied! Through the power of hypnotic suggestion - and a tank - I was able to convince all these people they were dead."
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"Yeah, I'm not understanding this invasion at all. Some of these teleportations are clearly no accident, so why am I fighting off alien wildlife?" Note: many of the creatures have been notably non-sentient and animal-like. "It would be a lot like us dropping a bunch of dogs and badgers into a war zone." *after briefly being ambushed and immediately killing a little alien thing* "It would cause some problems, but nothing significant. Definitely not worth the energy to actually teleport something. Must take a lot. Maybe these aliens carry viruses they thought would spread. - oh, nice -" *grabs some grenades* "But if so, Black Mesa is the worst place to hit: low population, lots of lock-downs, in the middle of a desert... it's just stupid! Maybe humanity is just much better at invading than aliens are. We've had a lot of practice! Although we've been acting pretty stupid ourselves- okay, what is this."
*he comes across a scientist covered in blood and an obvious blood trail*
"... I'm pretty sure I don't want to go through that door."
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... and so on.

EDIT:

"Ninjas! I should have known! Ninjas have a much greater grasp of quantum mechanics than people realize! ... that was a controversial part of my dissertation..."


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More quotes!

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"Don't freak out."
*nothing happens*
"Don't freak out!"
*nothing happens*
"I SAID DON'T FREAK OUT, ****-IT!!"
"OKAY! NAH! NYA!"
*jumps from one inexplicably floating platform to another*
"I'M NOT FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE THIS IS ME NOT FREAKING OUT!!"
"WHAT'DO'I HAVE TO FREAK OUT OVER ANYWAY?!"
"NOTHING! BECAUSE I'M NOT!"
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Paraphrased for space
"Where am I going to sleep?"
"Wh-what IS this?!"
"Th-these are TEETH! THE ROOM IS GOING TO EAT ME!! AAAggh!"
*hops through a teleporter*
*appears in a different place; there is a corpse*
"... great."
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EDIT:
"I'm a scientist with a shotgun! I'm unstoppable!"
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EDIT:
"I don't see anything. Just this architecture straight out of Willy Wonak v. Hellraiser."
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EDIT:
"Yeah! That was tight! Who said anything about vomiting? I'm not talking about vomiting! I mean, this would be a good place for it!"
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EDIT:

spoiler!:
"I'm totally not fighting an elder god! NOPE! Not happening! It's just big, floating, and looks like an elder god!"

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EDIT:
"STOP BEING ********S, I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT! I JUST NEED TO TRAIN YOU WITH BULLETS! LOTS AND LOTS OF BULLETS!"
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"See, your sacrifice would have been in vain, but now that I'm here, your life has meaning."
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"I can't say that I'm happy to see that guy again, but him seeing me, should at least tick him off!"
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EDIT: "Okay! If everyone keeps their distance, no one will get hurt, who is me!"
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EDIT: "YEAH! Feel the sting of defense department FUNDING! ... I don't know what this gun is, but it's VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE!"
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Spoiler:
"His head is a portal! He keeps a universe in his HEAD! I WANT IT!"


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I'd play Half-Life again... Is there a sale anywhere nearby?


Celestial Healer wrote:
I want one.

I think it will cost you your soul to get one.


Celestial Healer wrote:
Glad you are feeling better, Taig! I know a few PbPs you can check in on at your leisure.

I'll have to get synopses, especially if they've taken that kind of turn. O_o


Welcome back, BP!


Mr. Yamakah, you'll be happy to know that next Friday's monster will be considerably less creepy.


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Got kingmaker today and cotct tomorrow.

Silver Crusade

Rawr! wrote:
Mr. Yamakah, you'll be happy to know that next Friday's monster will be considerably less creepy.

But...I like creepy, it's a monster, it's got to be creepy/scary and please Mr. Yamakah was my father call me tfy 8>)


Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Rawr! wrote:
Mr. Yamakah, you'll be happy to know that next Friday's monster will be considerably less creepy.
But...I like creepy, it's a monster, it's got to be creepy/scary and please Mr. Yamakah was my father call me tfy 8>)

Alright, tfy, I'll introduce a dose of creepy into this week's monster.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Got kingmaker today and cotct tomorrow.

Have fun!!!


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Kingmaker resuming here too.

My Players Stay Out:
Red Hand of Doom replacing Chapter 5, starring Kasathas instead of Hobgoblins and a big bad nasty Blue Dragon instead of the aspect of Tiamat at the end. =D


Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
BluePigeon wrote:

LOOKOUT!

Veering to the left sharply, a certain blue pigeon crashes into the thread

Staggering to his feet, he says...

I'm back. Miss me anybody?

Vegas keeping you busy?

Too much. Poor health, slow December, high bills, and too many conventions have kept my busier than an one-legged wood elf ranger in an orcish arse kicking contest. But I'm finally catching up on bills and what not. Been reading Iron Gods too. itching to throw tech into any pathfinder campaign.


Tacticslion wrote:
BluePigeon wrote:
I'm back. Miss me anybody?
I didn't... but that's probably because I don't actually know you (and I only recently started posting in here). We should rectify that. Hello! I'm Tacticslion. :)

Howdy. Nice ta meet ya!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Rawr! wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Glad you are feeling better, Taig! I know a few PbPs you can check in on at your leisure.
I'll have to get synopses, especially if they've taken that kind of turn. O_o

I'll pm you an update. You haven't missed much as we were on hold for a month or two as I was buried in my project.


BluePigeon wrote:
Howdy. Nice ta meet ya!

You too!


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Careful, Indiana Jones, that's Catwoman you've got across your shoulders, and she's working for a woman who's survived three out of four encounters with a xenomorph.


Any one know any pathfinder/d20 supplements that focus exclusively on lichs?


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BluePigeon wrote:
Any one know any pathfinder/d20 supplements that focus exclusively on lichs?

Goodman Games's Complete Guide to Liches

Minotaur Games's Monster Focus: Liches

Raging Swan's 100% Crunch: Liches


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Pffft... Liches ain't s!~@.


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Liches is b+@#$es.


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Oh come on!
i'm right here!


Genealogy update: apparently, there was a lot of marriage between cousins on my mother's side of the family back in 18th-century North Rhine-Westphalia. The family tree starts looking more like a wreath.


David M Mallon wrote:
Genealogy update: apparently, there was a lot of marriage between cousins on my mother's side of the family back in 18th-century North Rhine-Westphalia. The family tree starts looking more like a wreath.

uh oh


David M Mallon wrote:
Genealogy update: apparently, there was a lot of marriage between cousins on my mother's side of the family back in 18th-century North Rhine-Westphalia. The family tree starts looking more like a wreath.

1800s cousin marriage? That was pretty common. It's not really until the mid-1900s that it really became as much of a taboo as it is today.

It's very likely that the only reason baldness isn't more rampant is because of how common cousin marriage was.

Science has found that, from a genetic damage standpoint, it's actually not that big of a deal. Which is a good thing, given that there have been multiple points in human history where everyone was third cousins at absolutely most genetic distance.

So, in other words, if you trace anyone's family tree back far enough, it becomes a pretzel or a Celtic knot.

However, that doesn't mean that incest is safe; the really bad effects just tend to come from sibling marriage. And even then, one generation of it won't hurt anything; it's multiple generations of it where you start to see the really bad genetic diseases show up.


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Unrelated, my daughter nailed her presidential report! like by far the best in the school (not just her class!) she did a report on Benjamin Harrison because as she put it "he looks like he might've been a nice person) rather then copy and paste a time line, a picture and a bunch of dry facts on wikipedia, she dug deeper, used entirely actual books and included many other things from the time, including a thing on Carry A. Nation and a poem from random words she got off a photocopied book page:-)


Treppa wrote:

<_<

Forcibly enrolls Limeylongears in the Treppa-Nation.

This makes me picture a Treppa and flock of penguins all dancing in rhythm to a jaunty tune.


Belated happy birthdays to Lynora and Ragadolf!

Belated happy Frightful Friday to Dr. FrankenBadger!

Belated thanks to everyone for congrats that one of my submissions got into Wayfinder #13. Now, if I only knew which one(s?) made it in and which didn't.


How do you know if it's only one?


Uh ho. Cab line is moving.


MagusJanus wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Genealogy update: apparently, there was a lot of marriage between cousins on my mother's side of the family back in 18th-century North Rhine-Westphalia. The family tree starts looking more like a wreath.
1800s cousin marriage? That was pretty common. It's not really until the mid-1900s that it really became as much of a taboo as it is today.

I was aware of that. The reason it stuck out to me was that across all branches of the family, it wasn't common, except for the ancestry of my maternal grandfather, where it was really common, especially among first cousins, starting from the earliest available dates (~1580s) and carrying right up through to the 1860s.


David M Mallon wrote:
MagusJanus wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Genealogy update: apparently, there was a lot of marriage between cousins on my mother's side of the family back in 18th-century North Rhine-Westphalia. The family tree starts looking more like a wreath.
1800s cousin marriage? That was pretty common. It's not really until the mid-1900s that it really became as much of a taboo as it is today.
I was aware of that. The reason it stuck out to me was that across all branches of the family, it wasn't common, except for the ancestry of my maternal grandfather, where it was really common, especially among first cousins, starting from the earliest available dates (~1580s) and carrying right up through to the 1860s.

Ah! Sorry about my reply. I've had to deal with friends freaking out over discovering similar events in their ancestry.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Belated thanks to everyone for congrats that one of my submissions got into Wayfinder #13. Now, if I only knew which one(s?) made it in and which didn't.

Belated congratulations, and I hope they all made it in!


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Treppa wrote:

<_<

Forcibly enrolls Limeylongears in the Treppa-Nation.

This makes me picture a Treppa and flock of penguins all dancing in rhythm to a jaunty tune.

You've seen my videos.

That's Ms. Treppa if you're nasty.


Okay, I've recovered from my illness. Back to work.

Also, found an open spot to play Kingmaker this weekend!


This is ridiculous. Out of the first six days of my electrical tech class, two have been cancelled due to snow.


Nothing ever gets cancelled due to snow in Finland!

In other news, "Guilty Gear Xrd Sign" has an awesome soundtrack.


I mean, it's nice to have a day off and not have to drive 40 minutes each way to get to class, but it would also be nice not to have snow, or to be notified that class was cancelled more than 30 minutes in advance.

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