Deep 6 FaWtL


Off-Topic Discussions

180,701 to 180,750 of 243,489 << first < prev | 3610 | 3611 | 3612 | 3613 | 3614 | 3615 | 3616 | 3617 | 3618 | 3619 | 3620 | next > last >>

1 person marked this as a favorite.
gran rey de los mono wrote:
And why do we call them buildings when they're already done building them?

Because the English were lazy sods. Where do you think Americans get it from?


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Is that why you nekkid?


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Yep. Too lazy to put on clothes!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

So, after feeling well all day Yesterday, my cold returned with a vengeance. Whee(ze).


4 people marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

And how did lisamarlene's session go?

EDIT: More seriously, it was a good session, only marred by a 90-minute shopping session mid-game. After having not played for 6 weeks, having that long of a time loss in what's usually only a 4-5 hour session is a BIG chunk. Fortunately, everybody's free on the 20th, so we'll be able to pick it up again.
And notice how much more chipper I am with Whingey cooperating with me at the moment? He's kind of like a time bomb: At some point he's going to go off and there will be pain, but when he doesn't you're really happy about it, and you feel like you had a great session!

The punchline:

When we got home last night, he said, "I feel really bad; I feel like I didn't do enough to help the party."

The two things I did not say...
1. You did so much more to help the party than you usually do.
2. Maybe try not spending so much time shopping? Then we could all do more!


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

It's currently 15 degrees, or warmer than it's been in a month or more.


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Gonna do something I've given up on for a few years this year.

Try to get some of my brothers to join in a campaign.

But, this year i have a full arsenal of both Starfinder and (my ace) Strange Aeons (one of my brothers is a huge Lovecraft fan, another has a CoC game ongoing since the eighties).


3 people marked this as a favorite.

Kalophage, a callous, confidence-devouring fey.


Always in the mood for more freaky fey.

Any chance for further info on the Queen?


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

26 degrees! Otherwise known as shorts weather.


6 people marked this as a favorite.

The Louvre is HUGE. I've never seen such a museum before. Being not so into Art History, I visited specifically for the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian Antiquities rooms and the Medieval Louvre exhibit. Just those rooms took 5 hours rushing a bit. There is just SO MUCH stuff. Greek and Egyptian rooms just go on forever and forever and forever and forever.

Also went to see the Mona Lisa just because that's what tourists do. The crowd was enormous and belligerent and suffocating, the painting small and just on a wall by itself, and I don't understand the appeal. I'm more interested in all the Egyptian writing I photographed, and those sarcophogi, and the mummy, and the sphinx, and when I get home I'm playing SO MUCH Assassin's Creed: Origins now.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
lisamarlene wrote:

Ouzo. Sambuca. Also good.

Oh, except for you're no longer speaking to me. ;)

Ouzo, or raki, yes.

Sambucca, oh no no no. I feel queasy just looking at a bottle of that.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Drejk wrote:
Kalophage, a callous, confidence-devouring fey.

i really like this, and the fey it serves.

The Exchange

Get that Kalophage away from me! I dumped Cha!

And I can't even climb up a tree to escape because it'd follow me there =(

Yeah even on PBP land players take ages to shop. I usually just proceed with plot anyway, telling they have 48 h to retcon what stuff they wanna buy.

If they need a time extension, state how much more time they need to do their shopping.

The Exchange

I know someone who's a history buff and he can't play Assasins creed because he thinks they butchered history.

Not sure if I can look at mummies without feeling twitchy, since I watched this. Imagine how you'd feel if as you were looking at it, the mummy sat up...

*fails a will save v fear aura and is paralyzed*


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

"Did you see a big piece of the oven there?" - The General, poking her head out of the kitchen.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Just a Mort wrote:

I know someone who's a history buff and he can't play Assasins creed because he thinks they butchered history.

Not sure if I can look at mummies without feeling twitchy, since I watched this. Imagine how you'd feel if as you were looking at it, the mummy sat up...

*fails a will save v fear aura and is paralyzed*

love history and assassins creed. It is very much an alternate world, and they state that in EVERY game. I am also aware that the winners write the history books.

The Exchange

Unfortunately my clumsiness(or lack of coordination?) carries over to games so any kind of fancy pakour or acrobatics is beyond me in games either. Not to mention watching people play first person shooters like counterstrike make me dizzy.

And I am twitchy(prone to jump scares) so if a bad guy jumps out of a corner I get stunned for 1 sec.

I heard it's not so bad if you're playing the game yourself but never cared to try and die from missing the jump etc.


Just a Mort wrote:

Unfortunately my clumsiness(or lack of coordination?) carries over to games so any kind of fancy pakour or acrobatics is beyond me in games either. Not to mention watching people play first person shooters like counterstrike make me dizzy.

And I am twitchy(prone to jump scares) so if a bad guy jumps out of a corner I get stunned for 1 sec.

I heard it's not so bad if you're playing the game yourself but never cared to try and die from missing the jump etc.

hate fps with a passion.

The Exchange

I mean on open ground, I make a passable Witcher. Quen + dodging the wyvern is fun, since they’re too big to turn around properly when you whack them at the base of their tail. But pulling the wyvern from the tower till open ground caused several deaths as I fell off the bridge with an angry wyvern chasing after me.

My excuse: The Tower had lewt! Technically you can sneak to the tower rooftop, run up grab the loot and run off before the wyvern can catch you…but I don’t have the coordination to pull it off – I settled for pulling the wyvern off the tower, then killing it in an open field, then going back to loot the tower at my own leisure.

But put me in enclosed spaces – I really cannot make it – because I don’t know how to parry, and I roll to dodge, instead of sidestep – which takes up a lot of space. Not to mention I’m afraid of the dark so I need to carry a freakin ghost lantern with me wherever I go…

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

I also love museums. Once I was in Osaka castle during winter. So they had a tower they changed into a museum. I was all happy to pay the entrance fee to go in, but two of my friends found it too expensive and waited outside…

They had a cold 2 hour long wait in the castle gardens for me to come out, as I happily read the description of every single exhibit as well as started taking pictures…


Just a Mort wrote:
I know someone who's a history buff and he can't play Assasins creed because he thinks they butchered history.

Assassin's Creed still brings a sour taste to my mouth, because I saw the movie shortly after the 2016 U.S. elections, and too many of its action-flicky gut-feelsy themes remind me of the political realities we live in -- "Nothing is true, everything is permitted," for example.

I'm sure the games are fun and all, and I don't expect an action flick game to be historically accurate -- especially if the game says that it's taken creative liberties with the facts. But it's a bad taste for other reasons.

In happier news, I'm having a lot of fun with my new midrange hunter! I think I'm going to trash my face hunter and live aggro-less. ;)

Still haven't gone 8/8 on a dungeon run -- I go 7/8 every time, and then utterly fail against the 8th.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

"Nothing is true, everything is permitted" is actually one of the parts the movie actually took from the games >_> It's like the phrase that keeps getting repeated throughout the games, or at least the first few (which were the only ones I've ever played).

Disclaimer: Orthos has not seen the AC movie.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Assassins Creed is all about perspective and how you view things and basically giving the player freedom to do whatever they want. It appeals to people who are more into freedom on the chaos and lawful scale.

Disclaimer: I no play assassins creed nor watch the movie.

No…Tequila – don’t thrash aggro! Aggro is life! Face for the win!

Try Druid. It’s easier. Because the starting cards are quite good. Take a sceptre of summoning, go jungle giants and watch all your minions come out at (1) cost =) Or Aviana – try to boots of haste her/wondrous wand her, then throw minions for free. Jade druid also has good ramp up, and prevents yourself from being milled.

I think mage requires more…strategic play then my simple brain can take. I only know one word. FACE!

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

You see the problem about me doing dungeon runs without my BF – I tend to go very set piece. I want something I’ll aim for it, whereas dungeon run is all random – my BF is better suited to “rolling with it” and seeing possibilities where I do not, so to speak. Maybe it’s all that magic the gathering practice of drafting.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I played Assassin's Creed, and that series felt like it was entirely a commentary on modern politics, economics, and society.

And I wish I knew what game you were talking about, Mort and Tequila.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
I know someone who's a history buff and he can't play Assasins creed because he thinks they butchered history.

Assassin's Creed still brings a sour taste to my mouth, because I saw the movie shortly after the 2016 U.S. elections, and too many of its action-flicky gut-feelsy themes remind me of the political realities we live in -- "Nothing is true, everything is permitted," for example.

I'm sure the games are fun and all, and I don't expect an action flick game to be historically accurate -- especially if the game says that it's taken creative liberties with the facts. But it's a bad taste for other reasons...

Haven't really played any of the games, anymore then a few hours...isn't really my kind of games.

Haven't seen the movie either...
But the quote isn't of their "making", its taken at least partially from the novel Alamut by Vladimir Bartol.
(I'll put in a wiki-link to the novel)

The Exchange

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Hearthstone, Terrinam, Hearthstone.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Rosita the Riveter wrote:

The Louvre is HUGE. I've never seen such a museum before. Being not so into Art History, I visited specifically for the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian Antiquities rooms and the Medieval Louvre exhibit. Just those rooms took 5 hours rushing a bit. There is just SO MUCH stuff. Greek and Egyptian rooms just go on forever and forever and forever and forever.

Also went to see the Mona Lisa just because that's what tourists do. The crowd was enormous and belligerent and suffocating, the painting small and just on a wall by itself, and I don't understand the appeal. I'm more interested in all the Egyptian writing I photographed, and those sarcophogi, and the mummy, and the sphinx, and when I get home I'm playing SO MUCH Assassin's Creed: Origins now.

I was shocked to see how small the Mona Lisa is, when a prof brought an accurate reproduction to class sometime back. Canvasses just weren't as big back then, I guess why chapels were a more popular surface. ;)

Someday I'll visit Paris, and spend an entire day in the Louvre. :)


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Just a Mort wrote:
Hearthstone, Terrinam, Hearthstone.

Not one I've played, sadly. May check it out.


Terrinam wrote:
And I wish I knew what game you were talking about, Mort and Tequila.

Hearthstone! It's kinda like Magic, except you play from the comfort of your own home and you can play 100% for free.

The current expansion introduced a new style of solo-gameplay called dungeon runs. You pick a class, get matched against randomized dungeon bosses, building your deck from semi-randomized cards as you win matches. Unlike other solo adventures, loss against a boss means starting all over again with a new run and a new deck. It's a fun exercise in both deck-building and leveraging the cards you have against the quirky bosses you're pitted against. :)

Disclaimer:

Spoiler:
As with all free-to-play games, spending money does grant you an advantage...but I've played for years without spending a penny, and I do alright. :)

Just a Mort wrote:

No…Tequila – don’t thrash aggro! Aggro is life! Face for the win!

Try Druid. It’s easier. Because the starting cards are quite good. Take a sceptre of summoning, go jungle giants and watch all your minions come out at (1) cost =) Or Aviana – try to boots of haste her/wondrous wand her, then throw minions for free. Jade druid also has good ramp up, and prevents yourself from being milled.

I think mage requires more…strategic play then my simple brain can take. I only know one word. FACE!

Bah, anything but aggro! ...Or combo. Midrange/control FTW!

I'll try druid next time I get the dungeon run quest. Is it just me, or does dungeon boss difficulty go like 1...2...3...4...5...6...7...20!!!

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Druid I was easily breezing through 7/8. Even without scepter of summoning and Barnabus I still managed to get my big critters out.

I just got screwed by an untimely psychic scream on the last boss.

I haven't spent a cent on hearthstone either.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Again dungeon run I was trying to do Antonidas, lesser spell costs, sorcerers apprentices and infinite fireballs combination. Unfortunately you never get enough sorcerers apprentices or they get blown up before you can duplicate/molten reflection them.

It'd have been fun if I could carry that one out. Glyph of warding is surprisingly powerful. It slows down the rate those Weeny pump up decks can throw their minions (Fungalmancer?), so you have time to throw your bigger creatures. Especially if you start with additional mana crystal.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

The General has rearranged the cupboards in the kitchen, it's gotten so bad trying to figure where everything is I have to have emergency coffee around, because she likes to put it behind things and as I told the lady in the neighbourhood market the other day "gotta have coffee to find the coffee"

Very well, if it's a cupboard war she wants...


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Freehold DM wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

I know someone who's a history buff and he can't play Assasins creed because he thinks they butchered history.

Not sure if I can look at mummies without feeling twitchy, since I watched this. Imagine how you'd feel if as you were looking at it, the mummy sat up...

*fails a will save v fear aura and is paralyzed*

love history and assassins creed. It is very much an alternate world, and they state that in EVERY game. I am also aware that the winners write the history books.

That's not really true, though. Just look at the American Confederacy or the German narrative of WW1 popular in the 20s and 30s. Revanchism is all about the losers writing the history.


Interesting I have never read a story from the losers side well except Grendel.

Shadow Lodge

Ah, my second favorite game after Pathfinder. Characters and Chronicles.

-_-


2 people marked this as a favorite.
TOZ wrote:

Ah, my second favorite game after Pathfinder. Characters and Chronicles.

-_-

Maybe you should try Humans & Households.


Orthos wrote:

"Nothing is true, everything is permitted" is actually one of the parts the movie actually took from the games >_> It's like the phrase that keeps getting repeated throughout the games, or at least the first few (which were the only ones I've ever played).

Disclaimer: Orthos has not seen the AC movie.

It quotes one of the sheikhs of the Isma'ilis, the original assassins in Mediaeval Syria/Lebanon, but I think the quote comes from a more orthodox Muslim commentator who didn't like them very much.

Anything which decides to involve the Knights Templar annoys me on an irrational level. I started playing the original Assassin's Creed, because I thought running around a Middle Eastern city in the 1100s would be cool, but it turns out you couldn't do much except stab people with ridiculous made-up weapons, so I uninstalled it.


I don't do well with button-mashers like that.

The Exchange

I went down to my favorite dumpling store to find that their dumplings have increased in price. The salted egg pork dumpling is $3.90 now as opposed to in the past only $3.70.

It's going to start to add up once you start buying in bulk. I used to go take orders and go there buy a whole batch for my colleagues(like 30 or so?) but they're probably too pricy now...

The Exchange

On Sat to celebrate my Dad's birthday, we went for seafood beehoon. That store and barbecue store selling chicken wings and satay get my recommendations.

Satay for those who don't know what it is.


You people complain about your prices for food. Here in Sweden, those prices seem pretty tame. Generally speaking, of course.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Oh Sissyl my sweet summer child.

The Exchange

Over here, eating out is the norm. So of you're eating outside everyday, the cents start to add up...

Lots of people don't know how to cook, because it's so easy to eat out. To them it's an impractical skill that they don't need since you can always buy lunch and dinner at some hawker centre. Breakfast? Bread from breadtalk

I've heard in America and Europe, bringing home cooked food to reheat at work is the norm.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Bringing home-cooked to reheat very much is the norm, but that's because food is expensive. Eating out all of the time is either going to ruin your health very quickly (if you do it cheaply) or murder your bank account.

And even then, what you bring from home isn't going to necessarily be that healthy. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be prohibitively expensive. So can quality meat. This tends to mean there's a lot of heavily-processed junk food acting as dietary supplements.

Thus, our obesity problem.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I think my diet just has way to much sugar in it. Lousy southern states. You can't escape it.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

My problem with eating out is my ego, in that I'm fairly confident a restaurant isn't going to make better food then I could.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

I like sweet stuff!

Eh, I'm a pretty decent cook myself, but I am also lazy =) I'd say among all my friends I make the best cook. Mainly because I'm a glutton.

I mean how sad would it be if one day you were left alone at home...and there was no one to cook for you? Gosh it'd be depressing...well not for me. I'd just go whip up some stuff, hell I've even baked salmon while playing on Roll20...all you need to do is set the oven on a timer, and turn the oven off when it rings etc.

Grand Lodge

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
gran rey de los mono wrote:
TOZ wrote:

Ah, my second favorite game after Pathfinder. Characters and Chronicles.

-_-

Maybe you should try Humans & Households.

I'm pretty sure I roleplay that every day.

180,701 to 180,750 of 243,489 << first < prev | 3610 | 3611 | 3612 | 3613 | 3614 | 3615 | 3616 | 3617 | 3618 | 3619 | 3620 | next > last >>
Community / Forums / Gamer Life / Off-Topic Discussions / Deep 6 FaWtL All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.