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Tiny T-Rex: I miss the old Pea Bear, whose favorite color was blue.

Pea Bear: Indigo is a type of blue.

Tiny T-Rex (wistfully): it's just not the same...

Edit: I'm sure I brought this on myself. Smurftastic.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
I think I've pointed out my reasons for hating Magic. Primarily being "anything you can get better at by spending more money, even 10% better, is wrong"

That's why I EDH, dude. I still spend more on the game than I "need to", but I totally dodge the pressure of "gots haves mythic playsets = play good cards". epic eye roll

Fun game. Heck, most of the guys I sling cards with play decks I've financed and built, anyway -- only one of the six or so in our playgroup owns any cards, other than myself.

But, I completely understand your objection. Money-grubbing ain't cool; too bad they had to do it to a good game.

I play on the fringe. Standard can go fornicate itself with a shattered axe handle.


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lynora wrote:

Managed to fall asleep last night out of pure exhaustion. Still tired. Attempts to nap are a failure. So I get another day on too little sleep and if I don't manage to totally wear myself out most probably another night like the one before last where I get to see all the hours on the clock as they tick by. Awesome! Sigh. I already miss the constant dull ache I could sleep through. This sharp tingling throbbing is driving me fracking nuts. It's an ankle. It hurts. Fine. I can deal with that. But does it really have to do it in such a way that I can't ever sleep? I thought all those naps last week were for healing. Nope. That was preemptive sleep. Apparently. :/

Sorry for whining. I whine here so I don't bug people in real life. Gotta have somewhere to complain. :)

~presents you the menu~ As you can see, M'lady, we have a nice selection of cheese and crackers to go with your whine. I would also suggest the house sirloin or the tilapia for dinner. As for desert, the key lime pie is magnificent!


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Spoiler:
Sorry! I couldn't resist!


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Lol, thanks Sharoth. I appreciated the laugh. :)

And I am once more at that stage of the day where I look at what I thought were actually quite modest plans for how much I needed to do today and have to reevaluate as they were in fact overly ambitious. :P


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@ Lynora and the GTG, you have my sympathies. Sleep deprivation and frequent infections suck! (As well as bipolar I'm sure, though I have never had to deal with that.) My thoughts are with you both.


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NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome's random thought of the day:

(1) No group (that I know of) in history has self-identified itself as "evil"
(2) The vast majority of cartoon villains (Skeletor, Maleficent, etc.) self-identify as "evil", and constantly call upon the "Forces of Evil"

Are we doing our kids a disservice by pretending that evil people will always self-identify themselves?

(I despised Captain Planet with a passion rarely seen in my feelings towards cartoons, but I did appreciate that the villains were simply trying to "terraform" Earth into a more polluted world more suited to their species. At least THAT motivation makes sense...)

I remember reading a YA novel back when I was on the cusp of puberty, and then talking about the characters with my mother. I said something like "I really like how character X does horrible things, but isn't outright evil. He has reasons for doing horrible things." "Why do you think bad people do bad things?" was her response.

*Light bulb on*


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:
I think I've pointed out my reasons for hating Magic. Primarily being "anything you can get better at by spending more money, even 10% better, is wrong"

That's why I EDH, dude. I still spend more on the game than I "need to", but I totally dodge the pressure of "gots haves mythic playsets = play good cards". epic eye roll

Fun game. Heck, most of the guys I sling cards with play decks I've financed and built, anyway -- only one of the six or so in our playgroup owns any cards, other than myself.

But, I completely understand your objection. Money-grubbing ain't cool; too bad they had to do it to a good game.

I play on the fringe. Standard can go fornicate itself with a shattered axe handle.

Lol, I wasn't even aware of the different formats until years after I had quit playing.

I totally get the $ == win objection too, and sadly I don't think that there's any way around it, at least if WotC wants Magic to remain popular and profitable. Maybe they don't have to be quite so money-grubby -- Hearthstone is playable for free, and seems to be doing very well -- but there does need to be some incentive for players to keep spending money. Or a competitor will likely take over.


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Yay! Capitalism!! You go, America!

sigh


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I got nothing.

Cleaning continues onward. *Sideshow Bob shudder*


Does anyone have GIS shapefiles from before 1900 laying around? I'm guessing it's a longshot, but I'll take any I can get. Especially if you can get me 1860 and 1870 boundaries.


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Oh! i can finally link this here. Thanks Thegreencargamer, for your input already. :-)


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So... hmmm... "Advice: Prostitute costs in Pathfinder"...

I'm taking bets right now that THAT thread won't make it through the night...


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Rookie mistake, should've started it on a Friday afternoon, give it the weekend to properly devolve.


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I gleefully await the exact moment it falls to pieces. Kind of surprised it hasn't yet, but I'll give it time.


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Swedish pancakes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream for dinner.

Sometimes you gotta have your breakfast in the p.m.


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Myself (venting): I shouldn't have to wear both underwear and shorts.

The General: you sound just like Tiny T-Rex!


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Hulu thinks I should watch Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (to be fair, I had thought about it)

Either they know something, or it's that obvious. :-)

On the plus side, (if we live) we'll have way more tomatoes then I know what to do with.

I wonder if the fact that we planted them around the graves of our dearly departed hamsters (Josephina 1 & 2) has anything to do with their robustness and suspected thirst for blood.

There's gotta be a reality show I can call about this.

What would Stephen King do?...


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captain yesterday wrote:
What would Stephen King do?...

Write a mediocre horror story and then laugh as he somehow made money off of it.


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Yes, but what else.

Seek unholy vengeance for accidentally running me down in a van on a lonely moor perhaps.


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Thoth's Pill


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I'm so f!#*ing tired right now. Two nights ago I only managed 5 hours of sleep, and last night was 4 (got out of work at 8PM, and it was exhausting because we were horribly short handed but I had so much that needed to be done, and I need to be at work at 4AM). It's inventory day, and I'm burnt before we even start.


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Sharoth wrote:
Thoth's Pill

Fascinating.

Writing is controversial? Mind blown.


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Damned if Fisherman's Wharf isn't creepy as hell at 3:30 in the morning.


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Good luck Rosita! Hopefully things get better soon.


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To the people paging me every 2 minutes. It will not speed me up. Stop acting like a hyperactive 5 year old asking "Are we there yet?" ~grumbles at out paging system~


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Aranna wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Thoth's Pill

Fascinating.

Writing is controversial? Mind blown.

I know, write?

Edit - ~runs from the pun police~


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captain yesterday wrote:
Yes, but what else.

Write a series of quasi-fantasy novels starring a gunslinger, and then before giving it the worst ending ever, spend a couple pages talking about how it's not the destination it's the journey.

Honestly if you put as much effort into writing the ending as writing your excuse the Dark Tower wouldn't be the biggest disappointment I ever read.


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Endings are not his strong point. The books he wrote that I like most.
1. Stand
2. It
3. Firestarter
4. Carrie
5. Salem's Lot

With Tommyknockers and Christine not far behind. I haven't made it past book one of The Dark Tower.


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captain yesterday wrote:
What would Stephen King do?...
Write a mediocre horror story and then laugh as he somehow made money off of it.

I thought we were friends...


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Man, I forgot The Shining and The Dark Half.

Edit: Did not like Cujo, or Pet Cemetery.


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Wasn't there a sequel to It. Seems like I read one that was a sequel to It, but I can't figure out which one.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Oh! i can finally link this here. Thanks Thegreencargamer, for your input already. :-)

No one else has weighed in on this yet.

No no, I get it, it's okay. Trying to choose a campaign for adults isn't as fun as price shopping for prostitutes. :-)


captain yesterday wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Oh! i can finally link this here. Thanks Thegreencargamer, for your input already. :-)

No one else has weighed in on this yet.

No no, I get it, it's okay. Trying to choose a campaign for adults isn't as fun as price shopping for prostitutes. :-)

The only ideas I had were already made. Still, I'll throw something in.

captain yesterday wrote:

Man, I forgot The Shining and The Dark Half.

Edit: Did not like Cujo, or Pet Cemetery.

You hippy! Wwwwaaaaiiiit...


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No hurry, cleaning the s&+& out of the house today. Mopped the floors already, now the vacuuming!


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Rest of the house is clean.

Puts on elaborate Egyptian headdress, grabs a sturdy whip and oils up the pecs

Next up cracking the whip on the kids to get their room clean.


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Man, I oiled my pecs for nothing! The kids were surprisingly jazzed and motivated to clean their room. So much so, it's already done and I didn't have to use my stern dad voice.

I wonder what they want from me...


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The house is clean. The kids pushed that last button ("Dad, what are we doing after the house is clean") so they've been banished outside with the dog while I chillax and have a cup of coffee. That's right, I said chillax, I think I earned it.


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"AFTER? I'm making a mess and watching as you clean it again. It's called karma, kids."


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I call that making supper. :-)


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Ah, the joys of GM'ing as if you're preparing for a court case.

As you all know, we have a "problem player" who pretty much pitches a fit the moment you complain about anything he does, yet his entire roleplay is, "Whom can I screw over in order to further myself?"

So he's got "Chaotic Good" written on his character sheet, but he's consistently behaving in what I would call a "non-good" manner:

  • Vehemently arguing in favor of executing all who oppose them, no matter what their reason. (He nearly made the paladin fall when he tried to fireball a group of peasants trying to defend their village while she stood there watching.)
  • Taking over a well-known den of vice, violence, and murder and allowing it to continue operating "business-as-usual" as long as he got a cut
  • Once the cleric of Shelyn finished a magnificent roleplay session convincing a vampire that he could change his ways, the PC proceeded to screw over the vampire and convince him that almost all mortals deserve to die after all. (He still likes the cleric of Shelyn.)

  • So the last time a GM tried to force an alignment change on him (which was... gee... the very last time we played with him. Or the time before that. Or...), he threw a fit.

    So now I'm patiently documenting every act where he had a choice, and he chose the non-good option. Then, in later sessions when he gets hit with Holy Smite or Forbiddance, he is going to be displeased to learn that he is now CN.

    And I'll simply list all of the non-good acts, and ask, "Can you name a SINGLE good act that offsets any of these?"

    The answer will of course be "No".

    But it's my one complaint about the alignment system in Pathfinder: I like a system that rewards being good and punishes being bad. But letting a player choose it at the beginning of the campaign and then having it affect spell effects doesn't work for me.

    Next campaign if I have the patience I'll try to work out a point system, whereby each time the players have to make a significant decision they can earn Chaotic/Neutral/Lawful points and Evil/Neutral/Good points, and they'll just be dumped in a quadrant based on their previous actions.

    Seems easier than this nonsense...


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    I'd probably see how far he'd go with it before hitting him with alignment repercussions. Make him go to some really dark places. :-)


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    I'd probably see how far he'd go with it before hitting him with alignment repercussions. Make him go to some really dark places. :-)

    Oh, gods. In our Runequest campaign our GM did exactly that, trying to see just how far down he'd sink.

    When he was having sex with chaotic abominations to gain power, then destroying the souls of hundreds of innocent victims a night to feed his insatiable lust for power, and still insisting that he was "a good guy", the GM turned to us and said, "OK, I can't handle this any more. Either you've got to kill him or this campaign is over."

    The campaign ended shortly thereafter.

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    Alignment in our group is two letters on your sheet and that's it.

    TFY's Paladin code... Do good stuff


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    Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:

    Alignment in our group is two letters on your sheet and that's it.

    TFY's Paladin code... Do good stuff

    It matters now that they're at a level where Holy Smite, Forbiddance, and the like are going to become every-session occurrences.

    "I'm a scumbag but Holy Smite doesn't affect me because I wrote the right pair of letters on my character sheet" doesn't work for me as a GM...


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    *sigh* GOG and Steam teamed up on me...

    Shadowground on Steam (the promotional price was so much lower than on GoG that it easily off-set the Steam's stupid insistence on me paying in Euros, urgh) and Sword of Stars on GOG...


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    Shadowgrounds is just like Alien Breed except upgraded to being a modern game.

    Dark Archive

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    Drejk wrote:

    *sigh* GOG and Steam teamed up on me...

    Shadowground on Steam (the promotional price was so much lower than on GoG that it easily off-set the Steam's stupid insistence on me paying in Euros, urgh) and Sword of Stars on GOG...

    Should have checked the list first. :P

    SotS is the best space 4X I've ever played. I love it so.

    Dark Archive

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    Also, hello all! I hope everyone is keeping hearty and hail. :)

    I'm being kicked in the rear by my new job, but it's a good job that I'm kind of enjoying, so on the way up. :D


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    LordSynos!!!!!

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