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Tacticslion wrote:

What's "Alfie"?

(I'm guessing something about Halflings?)

Drejk wrote:
I'll probably need to buy a new mouse... This one works fine except for the wheel scrolling, which is a pain in the ass in daily use, like scrolling through Chrome bookmarks...
This sounds like a tremendous pain. I can't even imagine using a mouse without a functioning wheel anymore. I use it on this one all the time.

The sad part it is fully functional otherwise. It can be the matter of wheel sensor slowly dying or it simply being dirty, but it's a cheap gaming mouse ($10) that is sealed shut, with no way of opening it and cleaning inside.


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In terms of the Pathfinder Pawns, I find them invaluable for my Roll20 work: Open the appropriate pawns PDF, save off the image I need, and upload it to Roll20. Yeah, I could do a Google image search, but the pawns are faster and easier.

I try to use the physical pawns on the table, but all my players just prefer minis. Given the choice between the lovingly-drawn Sabina Merrin pawn or a random gray maiden mini, the players will always choose the mini.

*Le sigh*


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NobodysHome wrote:
Ivan Rûski wrote:
So, my thoughts on the edition change, as succinctly as I can put it. After reading/listening to the available info so far, unless they bring it back closer to PF1e I will not be switching. I have spent the past 12 years and thousands of dollars on Pathfinder and 3.x products, and cannot bring myself to just throw away that investment. My money will be simply going to buying up what I do not yet own of the current Pathfinder line.

Yeah, that's pretty much my feeling, too. I don't need to learn yet another entirely new ruleset, and I have enough APs to run for the next 5-10 years without needing the new stuff, so at the moment my plan is to cancel all my subscriptions once the new edition goes live. Not out of grar or spite, but just, "I don't want a new ruleset, thanks."

I'm leaning in that same position, but at the same time there's enough there that I am liking that I might make my own hybrid PF1.5E.

I don't mind that they're taking a bunch of stuff from Unchained and making it part of the core rules. You knew that was what they intended to do if they got a shot at an official second edition anyway. A lot of us have effectively already done that. But another sizable chunk have not for their own reasons, and that's where (I think, at any rate) a lot of people are going to have trouble switching editions or will decide not to.


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Tacticslion wrote:

As Paizo has built up significant good will, and also as I've learned to never-say-never, I'm not saying never.

Similarly, despite not liking the separation between NPC/monster mechanics and PC mechanics, I actually really like Starfinder - more than 5E (which is a system that I also appreciate).

The mechanics are solid for playing games, though notsomuch for world-building (though they aren't terrible).

For me, its not so much that I don't have an interest in any of these systems. In fact, I do. PF2 as well. I just have to be realistic about what I have the time and money for. I work 6-7 days a week, overnight. I have played 4 sessions in the past 2 and a half years. I don't want to spend money on books I don't plan on using, and I don't have time to learn a new system.


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I'll go through the playtest. I'll give 2nd edition a fair chance. If I don't like it, I'll go back to Classic Pathfinder. Worst case, I'll hang up my dice bag. But I really don't want to do that.

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Well I can assure you at least one person will still be making PF Classic content by then. =)


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I don't think there is a Sabina Merrin pawn.


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Orthos wrote:
Well I can assure you at least one person will still be making PF Classic content by then. =)

Is it Tom Cruise.

Shadow Lodge

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No he ran off with his crazy alien friends.


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Well, I'll admit a fairly vast quantity of personal bias:

Spoilering just 'cause:
Over my 44 years of gaming, I've played in at least 14 different systems; some good, some bad, and some just ridiculously kludgy. But I gave all of them a fair shake... EXCEPT D&D 4e.

I was trying to run a D&D 4e module for NobodysWife and the kids, and by the time they hit 3rd level, they all asked, "Can we play something else? This sucks does not satisfy our gaming expectations?"

It was the first time in my entire gaming career that the table unanimously voted to abandon a system mid-campaign and go with something different with the same characters. (We switched to Pathfinder and Curse of the Crimson Throne and never looked back.)

I had a similar experience with Pathfinder Unchained. When I suggested that I was going to play a vanilla rogue in Shiro's AP, people suggested I look at the Unchained rogue. Looking over Unchained making the same mistakes as hundreds of RPGs before it ("Oh, poor rogues don't get a damage bonus because they can't afford to spend points on Strength! Let's make their damage bonus based on Dexterity! And let's eliminate them having to pay a feat to get Weapon Finesse and give it to them for free!"), our entire group of GMs unanimously insta-banned Unchained.

So it's definitely a playstyle. Lots of people LOVE Unchained. Many people talk about how much they enjoy 4e. But our group forcefully gave up 4e and I was willing to do all the conversions to map things to Pathfinder just to keep them happy, and even Mythic and Unchained were too much of a change down what we considered the wrong path for us.

So hearing that PF2 is a move towards Unchained and 4e does not make me optimistic.

EDIT: I guess that's the thing: We really enjoy playing PCs with serious shortcomings; it forces us to focus more on tactics and on supporting each other. Games that try to make every PC uber-powerful and versatile spoil our fun.

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I'm with you on Unchained mostly because I never had any of the issues people apparently had with the Summoner.


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Ah yes, trying to find wood glue at Menard's.

I might as well be looking for a needle in a haystack.

Ironically, I have found both needles and haystacks while looking for the woodglue.


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And because they absorbed the Circuit City that used to be next door it's twice as big as a normal store.


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NobodysHome wrote:

In terms of the Pathfinder Pawns, I find them invaluable for my Roll20 work: Open the appropriate pawns PDF, save off the image I need, and upload it to Roll20. Yeah, I could do a Google image search, but the pawns are faster and easier.

I try to use the physical pawns on the table, but all my players just prefer minis. Given the choice between the lovingly-drawn Sabina Merrin pawn or a random gray maiden mini, the players will always choose the mini.

*Le sigh*

Actually, not so. Only for my own PC, but if I could have found a pawn that looked like the image I had found online, I'd use it.


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Ivan Rûski wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

What's "Alfie"?

(I'm guessing something about Halflings?)

A wonderfully smutty webcomic about halflings that beyond the porn has a decent plot. Definitely not safe for work. Or home. Or anywhere you suspect eyes other than your own might catch a glimpse of your screen.

this.


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

In terms of the Pathfinder Pawns, I find them invaluable for my Roll20 work: Open the appropriate pawns PDF, save off the image I need, and upload it to Roll20. Yeah, I could do a Google image search, but the pawns are faster and easier.

I try to use the physical pawns on the table, but all my players just prefer minis. Given the choice between the lovingly-drawn Sabina Merrin pawn or a random gray maiden mini, the players will always choose the mini.

*Le sigh*

Actually, not so. Only for my own PC, but if I could have found a pawn that looked like the image I had found online, I'd use it.

i was just going to suggest putting full size lisamarlene on the battle mat. Close enough, right?!


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Dang it! Mega Grocery Store isn't filled with it's usual crowd of surly old people, which is apparently effecting my ability to enter the Matrix like usual.


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So this is the kind of weather I love: It's overcast, occasionally spitting rain, and holding at a nice steady 62. Warm enough to open up the house, but cool enough I can go on my walk later and not barbecue.

Keep it up, Freehold! You hit it juuuuuuuuust right!


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I miss having time to take walks. Every time it's been nice out, I've been stuck at school till stupid o'clock, and it's too late to get a good walk in. Every time I get home early, it's been wet and/or freezing.


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I would love to be warm enough to open up the windows without the pipes freezing.


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Well, I just spent half of English going on a long spiel about the history of deteriorating US-Soviet relations and the dispute between which nation won the Space Race.

Whoops.


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One of the perks about being in corporateville is that they don't mind if you, y'know, actually take lunch breaks. Yes, I remember many years of trying to wolf down my lunch in the office while half a dozen students desperately vied for my attention in answering their questions...


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NobodysHome wrote:

So this is the kind of weather I love: It's overcast, occasionally spitting rain, and holding at a nice steady 62. Warm enough to open up the house, but cool enough I can go on my walk later and not barbecue.

Keep it up, Freehold! You hit it juuuuuuuuust right!

And OF COURSE the across-the-street gardeners and their, "If you can't hear it in the next county, it isn't working" toolset arrived right while I was opening up the back.

So now the living room smells like diesel fumes and I had to close up the front windows again.

*SIGH*

At least if they're here this early, they'll be done by lunch and I can open things up again.


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Scintillae wrote:

Well, I just spent half of English going on a long spiel about the history of deteriorating US-Soviet relations and the dispute between which nation won the Space Race.

Whoops.

My junior high/high school history teacher would do that - sidetracked discussions about issues surrounding Vietnam, court cases, whatever. Wouldn't be at all related to what we were actually supposed to be discussing that day. Those were the most memorable lessons.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Well, I just spent half of English going on a long spiel about the history of deteriorating US-Soviet relations and the dispute between which nation won the Space Race.

Whoops.

My junior high/high school history teacher would do that - sidetracked discussions about issues surrounding Vietnam, court cases, whatever. Wouldn't be at all related to what we were actually supposed to be discussing that day. Those were the most memorable lessons.

This was actually relevant! They're doing research projects on post-WWII history topics. One of them asked why we'd boycotting the Moscow Olympics if we were allies with the USSR. So...yeah.


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So you're doing their research for them now...I see... ;)

Sophomore year we had to write "The Billy Joel Paper". We Didn't Start the Fire had just come out and was quite popular.


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I love our birthday treats sign-up list. sips float in front of the kids


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Vanykrye wrote:

So you're doing their research for them now...I see... ;)

Sophomore year we had to write "The Billy Joel Paper". We Didn't Start the Fire had just come out and was quite popular.

I never mentioned the boycott, just that...no...no, we were very much not allies. :P


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captain yesterday wrote:
I would love to be warm enough to open up the windows without the pipes freezing.

Our high for the day should be hovering around freezing.


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Vanykrye wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I would love to be warm enough to open up the windows without the pipes freezing.
Our high for the day should be hovering around freezing.

fiddles with weather dominator


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NobodysHome wrote:

So this is the kind of weather I love: It's overcast, occasionally spitting rain, and holding at a nice steady 62. Warm enough to open up the house, but cool enough I can go on my walk later and not barbecue.

Keep it up, Freehold! You hit it juuuuuuuuust right!

while I am thankful for the compliment, these are lines I would very much prefer hearing from lisamarlene, nobodyswife, or both. Simultaneously.


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And the children once again remind me that I am literally the only teacher in the school who can say the phrase "Economics is interesting" with a straight face.


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...how is it these children have had Chromebooks for five years, have consistently used Google Drive that entire time, and never learned the basic keyboard shortcuts? I just walked them through fixing their font for MLA formatting, and Ctrl-A, Ctrl-Shift-> blew their minds.


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Scintillae wrote:
...how is it these children have had Chromebooks for five years, have consistently used Google Drive that entire time, and never learned the basic keyboard shortcuts? I just walked them through fixing their font for MLA formatting, and Ctrl-A, Ctrl-Shift-> blew their minds.

As a professional IT tech with a former interest in going into teaching...It's because nobody looks stuff up anymore. Sure, they'll use Google for "alligator sexual positions" but in no way, shape, or form will they use it to look up how to do something in Excel.

Just today I had to go down to the training room to click a link for someone because they refused to do it themselves, and refused to do it when I was on the phone with them. I literally had to walk down to them and say, Ok, now click that link. Yes, the one you are hovering your mouse over. Click it. Oh for...will you please just click the link and stop arguing with me? It will take you to the exact place you say you can't go.

Oh look...it worked...I'm shocked. Shocked I say.

Now she can participate in the online meeting that she had previously set up.

Political and potentially tasteless joke:
And this is why serious gun control needs to happen. People like this lead otherwise rational thinking individuals to commit atrocities.


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Scintillae wrote:
...how is it these children have had Chromebooks for five years, have consistently used Google Drive that entire time, and never learned the basic keyboard shortcuts? I just walked them through fixing their font for MLA formatting, and Ctrl-A, Ctrl-Shift-> blew their minds.

If you grew up in a dual-computer household (MacOS + Windows) you learned early to give up on keyboard shortcuts because they use different keys. I still frequently mess up when I'm trying to write something on the Mac.

That's about the only excuse I can think of...


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Vanykrye wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
...how is it these children have had Chromebooks for five years, have consistently used Google Drive that entire time, and never learned the basic keyboard shortcuts? I just walked them through fixing their font for MLA formatting, and Ctrl-A, Ctrl-Shift-> blew their minds.

As a professional IT tech with a former interest in going into teaching...It's because nobody looks stuff up anymore. Sure, they'll use Google for "alligator sexual positions" but in no way, shape, or form will they use it to look up how to do something in Excel.

Just today I had to go down to the training room to click a link for someone because they refused to do it themselves, and refused to do it when I was on the phone with them. I literally had to walk down to them and say, Ok, now click that link. Yes, the one you are hovering your mouse over. Click it. Oh for...will you please just click the link and stop arguing with me? It will take you to the exact place you say you can't go.

Oh look...it worked...I'm shocked. Shocked I say.

Now she can participate in the online meeting that she had previously set up.

** spoiler omitted **

i think we had this conversation before, but are people at your job held personally responsible for the results of any links they click on? I know that leads to a lot of hesitancy at my day job, and looking up answers to questions on adobe can lead to you buying something from adobe unknowingly. I had to come here for answers before or ask my more computer savvy coworker.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
...how is it these children have had Chromebooks for five years, have consistently used Google Drive that entire time, and never learned the basic keyboard shortcuts? I just walked them through fixing their font for MLA formatting, and Ctrl-A, Ctrl-Shift-> blew their minds.

If you grew up in a dual-computer household (MacOS + Windows) you learned early to give up on keyboard shortcuts because they use different keys. I still frequently mess up when I'm trying to write something on the Mac.

That's about the only excuse I can think of...

Falls flat to me. I had a graphic design class back-to-back with a business class my senior year of high school. Went immediately from a Mac to a PC, still relied heavily on shortcuts and usually only had one or two false starts with Apple-Shift vs Ctrl-Shift or whatever.


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Life in NobodysHomeLand

So I set a 10-minute limit on Whingey Wizard's turn and he readily agreed to it, with the difficulty now being enforcing that limit without unduly embarrassing him. Everybody has a deadly sin, and his is Pride. (In case you're wondering, mine is Gluttony.)

So I figured a beeping timer would be too obnoxious, and started pouring over Amazon for an attractive 10-minute sand timer (I refuse to call them "hourglasses" if they're not measuring HOURS, darn it!). The pickings were slim, but we finally found a fairly nice brass model that we ordered.

But there, right under it, was a beautifully-wrought cast bronze dragon timer. So I added it to the cart, with no idea whatsoever what its period was. It was just too pretty.

Fortunately, it just arrived and it's a 5-minute timer, so Whingey Wizard gets 2 dragons per turn, with a 5-minute warning, up until the point one of the kids inevitably smashes it.

You buy pretty things. You have cats and kids. Pretty things go boom. Such is the way of the universe. And life is good.

EDIT: I was bemused at the absolutely loving packaging job they did on it, with each bulb individually wrapped, and then a styrofoam cast, and then reinforcement around that, and I was looking at it thinking, "I give you one month, little hourglass. Maybe two, if you're lucky."
MY kids have Nerf wars and throw pillows all over the house. Lisamarlene's kids are typically polite, but curious, and will ask to see and hold the hourglass. I've honestly never had them drop something made of glass in my house, but I figure the more valuable it is, the more likely it is to happen.


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Yes and no. We have web filtering so it's actually pretty hard to get to places that are a no-no (to the point of it interfering with their jobs at times), and while they can download items they don't have the rights to install anything. That said, yes, things still happen from time-to-time and if their bosses think they're spending too much time on the internet I'll be asked to get a usage report and explain to said management what I see as the red flags.

In this particular case, she was afraid to click on the link to join the online meeting that she personally created.


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Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
...how is it these children have had Chromebooks for five years, have consistently used Google Drive that entire time, and never learned the basic keyboard shortcuts? I just walked them through fixing their font for MLA formatting, and Ctrl-A, Ctrl-Shift-> blew their minds.

If you grew up in a dual-computer household (MacOS + Windows) you learned early to give up on keyboard shortcuts because they use different keys. I still frequently mess up when I'm trying to write something on the Mac.

That's about the only excuse I can think of...

Falls flat to me. I had a graphic design class back-to-back with a business class my senior year of high school. Went immediately from a Mac to a PC, still relied heavily on shortcuts and usually only had one or two false starts with Apple-Shift vs Ctrl-Shift or whatever.

Well, I'll just say that I'm old, and I use shortcuts all the time on my Windows machine, but I won't touch 'em on my Mac. I've just learned that if it isn't in my right-click menu, it isn't that important.


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My deadly sin would be being awesome.

Mostly because I don't remember what they all are, and I'm not watching Seven again.


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captain yesterday wrote:

My deadly sin would be being awesome.

Mostly because I don't remember what they all are, and I'm not watching Seven again.

Better not tell Gruumash...


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Vanykrye wrote:

Yes and no. We have web filtering so it's actually pretty hard to get to places that are a no-no (to the point of it interfering with their jobs at times), and while they can download items they don't have the rights to install anything. That said, yes, things still happen from time-to-time and if their bosses think they're spending too much time on the internet I'll be asked to get a usage report and explain to said management what I see as the red flags.

In this particular case, she was afraid to click on the link to join the online meeting that she personally created.

Online meetings are hard.

I swear, we have managers who have been holding weekly meetings for their teams for 6-12 months who still spend the first 10 minutes of every meeting figuring out the settings.

If I ran the company, I'd fire them at the start of the 3rd such meeting.


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captain yesterday wrote:

My deadly sin would be being awesome.

Mostly because I don't remember what they all are, and I'm not watching Seven again.

SLAPEGG.

Sloth Lust Anger/Wrath Pride Envy Greed Gluttony


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NobodysHome wrote:


But there, right under it, was a beautifully-wrought cast bronze dragon timer. So I added it to the cart, with no idea whatsoever what its period was. It was just too pretty.

Yes. Yes it is. A good catch, my friend.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Life in NobodysHomeLand

So I set a 10-minute limit on Whingey Wizard's turn and he readily agreed to it, with the difficulty now being enforcing that limit without unduly embarrassing him. Everybody has a deadly sin, and his is Pride. (In case you're wondering, mine is Gluttony.)

So I figured a beeping timer would be too obnoxious, and started pouring over Amazon for an attractive 10-minute sand timer (I refuse to call them "hourglasses" if they're not measuring HOURS, darn it!). The pickings were slim, but we finally found a fairly nice brass model that we ordered.

But there, right under it, was a beautifully-wrought cast bronze dragon timer. So I added it to the cart, with no idea whatsoever what its period was. It was just too pretty.

Fortunately, it just arrived and it's a 5-minute timer, so Whingey Wizard gets 2 dragons per turn, with a 5-minute warning, up until the point one of the kids inevitably smashes it.

You buy pretty things. You have cats and kids. Pretty things go boom. Such is the way of the universe. And life is good.

EDIT: I was bemused at the absolutely loving packaging job they did on it, with each bulb individually wrapped, and then a styrofoam cast, and then reinforcement around that, and I was looking at it thinking, "I give you one month, little hourglass. Maybe two, if you're lucky."
MY kids have Nerf wars and throw pillows all over the house. Lisamarlene's kids are typically polite, but curious, and will ask to see and hold the hourglass. I've honestly never had them drop something made of glass in my house, but I figure the more valuable it is, the more likely it is to happen.

That thing is gorgeous. Agreed, it's going to be the unintended victim of a drive-by from one of the kids or cats, but until then, it's beautiful.


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I'm currently listening to Gullible's Travels by Soul Asylum while I wait to pick up Tiny T-Rex.

Shut up, I am not olde!


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Next up is Cease by Bad Religion.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Life in NobodysHomeLand

So I set a 10-minute limit on Whingey Wizard's turn and he readily agreed to it, with the difficulty now being enforcing that limit without unduly embarrassing him. Everybody has a deadly sin, and his is Pride. (In case you're wondering, mine is Gluttony.)

So I figured a beeping timer would be too obnoxious, and started pouring over Amazon for an attractive 10-minute sand timer (I refuse to call them "hourglasses" if they're not measuring HOURS, darn it!). The pickings were slim, but we finally found a fairly nice brass model that we ordered.

But there, right under it, was a beautifully-wrought cast bronze dragon timer. So I added it to the cart, with no idea whatsoever what its period was. It was just too pretty.

Fortunately, it just arrived and it's a 5-minute timer, so Whingey Wizard gets 2 dragons per turn, with a 5-minute warning, up until the point one of the kids inevitably smashes it.

You buy pretty things. You have cats and kids. Pretty things go boom. Such is the way of the universe. And life is good.

EDIT: I was bemused at the absolutely loving packaging job they did on it, with each bulb individually wrapped, and then a styrofoam cast, and then reinforcement around that, and I was looking at it thinking, "I give you one month, little hourglass. Maybe two, if you're lucky."
MY kids have Nerf wars and throw pillows all over the house. Lisamarlene's kids are typically polite, but curious, and will ask to see and hold the hourglass. I've honestly never had them drop something made of glass in my house, but I figure the more valuable it is, the more likely it is to happen.

WTAF? It costs more than one of your new Ikea chairs.

I'm just gonna start calling you Shiro already.


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I'm on a Djam Karet kick right now.

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