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lisamarlene wrote:

Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

Girl children do not do this.

as a former boy child, I have never done this...


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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

Girl children do not do this.

as a former boy child, I have never done this...

same.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, seeing as Fritzy hasn't seen action in far too long, let's go on

** spoiler omitted **

It reminds me of that old adage: To find the IQ of a group of people, take the lowest IQ in the group and then divide by the number of people.

fires flaming bikes slowly, clumsily in absence of fritzy, accidentally hits lisamarlenes to be abandoned couch


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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

Girl children do not do this.

as a former boy child, I have never done this...

i wasnt a big naked kid either.

Sat around in undies all day though.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:


Don't have kids yet, do you?

Impus Minor is 14 and eats lasagna, chicken strips, pizza, and salmon.

That is all.

those can be worked with and prepared dozens of different ways.
With some kids that will work, but many, if it's not in the exact form that they expect it to be, won't even eat it then.

Correct. It's not, "Dozens of different ways."

It's, "It MUST be exactly THIS brand, cooked EXACTLY this way, or I won't eat it."

Variation is not tolerated.

huh. Weird.

He wont eat them with rice (cultural thing there, not sure if crazy white people eat rice with everything like my people do, from what I understand that is regional), freshly killed (in the case of chicken fingers and salmon, I tried to hunt wild lasagna once and almost died, those bastards are vicious and will fight to the bitter end), or prepare it on his own (unsure if 14 year olds are allowed in the kitchen/stove in your household)?

So, I actually have to get to work (what a concept!), but in general:

  • With some prodding, I can convince Impus Minor to try new things. He will admit that he likes many such things
  • If I then make a family dinner with said thing, he will refuse to eat it, saying that he's "not in the mood" for it at the moment
  • I strongly encourage the kids to cook for themselves, but while Impus Major is a master of the pre-prepared food (frozen lunches, canned soup, ramen), Impus Minor won't even use the microwave without assistance.
  • It's worse because I don't eat dinner (to control my weight I only get 2 meals a day), NobodysWife's stomach has been so sensitive since the surgery that she can only eat a very limited amount of stuff, and Impus Minor typically turns down anything I cook.
    So these days I only cook one or two meals a week; the rest of the time people are left to scrounge for themselves. It's pretty depressing, all in all.

    This summer things will likely change. The whole allowance model of, "If you do something wrong you lose money," has been a complete and utter failure. So we're going to my parents' model of, "You have to work to earn your allowance."

    Cooking for the family is going to be worth $5. I suspect the kids will take a MUCH greater interest in cooking knowing they're getting paid for it.

    Grand Lodge

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    *wakes up from food poisoning induced coma* WHAT YEAR IS IT? *sees 400 new posts* Oh, I can't have been out that long.

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    Hey! I don't even get paid to cook and do the dishes...I still do it anyway.

    I'm a plain cook. Nothing fancy but well, it tastes decent, and doesn't require a LOT of prep time. Of course...black fungus isn't going to chop itself, nor corn peel itself, nor eggs boil themselves, so it'll still take some time.

    Honestly I find frozen lunches a little cheaty. If I want to cook I'll start with fresh ingredients. Doesn't take much...now where's the salmon?


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Allowance Modifications

    10-15 years ago The Adult Kid had a simple allowance structure. You start with one job. You do that consistently correctly without being told, then you get an additional job that you also get money for.

    She never got past "take out the garbage". Never did it correctly without being told even two weeks in a row.

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    Cover Turtle wrote:

    Really, I wish I could scoop up Kitty and plop her down in one of my games.
    It's mostly about expectations. My players know that their are in a game where almost everything is dictated by the capriciousness of their GM (ie Me :P) for whom every rule is a guideline. They also know that every whim they are subjected to is mollified by me need for everyone to have fun. I try to be as cooperative and non-antagonistic as possible with my players, as they then in return, let me be playfully capricious with them at times.

    Arrrghhh the chaos! *buries head in paws*

    I have...trust issues. One reason why I'm anally lawful is because of my trust issues. Did I tell you about my spellbook getting ruined by water - that we had to go through the place and there was no rogue in party cos PFS. So we had to go through the trap - the scenario briefing did not even say anything to do with water, so I didn't get waterproof sacks. And I was only level 3 at that time. So yeah. I don't trust...much.

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    NH wrote:

    Cooking for the family is going to be worth $5. I suspect the kids will take a MUCH greater interest in cooking knowing they're getting paid for it.

    Hopefully they don't give anyone food poisoning doing so! And the food is still edible!


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    lisamarlene wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    lisamarlene wrote:

    Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

    Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

    It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

    Girl children do not do this.

    I did not know that.

    The Impii never did that?

    Okay, I assumed it was a "boy thing". Maybe Val is just weird.
    I mean, we already knew that "Mr. Blues Harmonica in the stairwell 'cause I don't like Mama's food" is weird. I meant weird-ER.

    FAWTL poll... Cap? Does Tiny T-Rex do this? Anyone else with boy-children want to weigh in?

    No, but then he'd forgo the underpants entirely if not for his family.


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

    Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

    It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

    Girl children do not do this.

    *Prepares list covering every possible joke angle about hiding stuff in ones underwear and the underwear related areas*

    *Realises that its still kids we're talking about, and maybe a joke about the differing amount of internal "slot" space, in boys and girls, might be in poor taste - thus putting away his list until the proper time, with a resigned sigh*

    *Check shell, and underwear for stray object for good measure*

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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:

    I'm biased and prejudiced and I like it=D

    Vidmaster7 agent of hydra wrote:


    Yes Good Good let the hate flow thorough you

    It feels good to be bad!
    so...about this yowling...

    Oh here's an example of yowling Mort:

    (This really happened at work)

    We're potentially changing printer vendors. There's some vendor and us politics business. So someone sources out a new vendor and next thing we have a new printer for trial.

    Me: Trial? Sure. Time to test out if it can do everything the old printers can, so I can get my job done.

    *scans first page, flips to second page, just to realize that the document has already been sent in black and white*

    *starts yowling - hey I should be able to scan multiple pages in colour*

    *figures the setting for colour and multiple page scan, tries again*

    *moves on to next set of documents, only to find that the printer has reset to default once the job is done*

    *yowls more, kicks printer with paw for good measure*

    Colleague who sourced the trial printer comes in.

    Me: Lists issues.

    Colleague: It's not your job to figure out how to change the settings etc.

    Me: (not saying it out loud) If the printer can't do the job I want it to do, perhaps we shouldn't even consider it rather then just saying it's not my job to figure how to change settings? Is it not better to find out the problem now, rather then have a problem free trial, get our printers replaced and I can't do my job?

    *more inward yowling*

    What is the point of having a trial period without testing out all the functions you want the printer to have?

    this...is not the yowling I was hoping for.

    But you asked for yowling...?

    *Blinks at Freehold innocently*


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    NH wrote:

    Cooking for the family is going to be worth $5. I suspect the kids will take a MUCH greater interest in cooking knowing they're getting paid for it.

    Hopefully they don't give anyone food poisoning doing so! And the food is still edible!

    Hey! I'll have you know there was ten percent less than a lethal dose of salt in that!


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    We need a standby Fritzy for when I'm at work and can't keep up or driving through a stupid monsoon.


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    Your wish is my command.
    NOW! WHO WANTS SOME FLAMING WITCHES THROWN AT THEM?
    (its more thematic this way, right?)


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    Sir! we've run out of witches!


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    Already?
    hmm... well, grab the flaming ducks then.


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    Pah. We need no inquisitors here!! They're the ones at which we must launch the thermonuclear dive-bombing doombirds!!

    Ka-kaw! Ka-kaw!!

    lol -- 'bout time I dusted that alias off for a sec . . . .


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    The Game Hamster wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    lisamarlene wrote:

    Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

    Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

    It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

    Girl children do not do this.

    as a former boy child, I have never done this...
    same.

    I don't recall doing it either. It would definitly annoy my delicate skin. I used pockets or asked mom to put whatever it was in her bag for later if too big.


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    Cover Turtle wrote:

    Really, I wish I could scoop up Kitty and plop her down in one of my games.
    It's mostly about expectations. My players know that their are in a game where almost everything is dictated by the capriciousness of their GM (ie Me :P) for whom every rule is a guideline. They also know that every whim they are subjected to is mollified by me need for everyone to have fun. I try to be as cooperative and non-antagonistic as possible with my players, as they then in return, let me be playfully capricious with them at times.

    Arrrghhh the chaos! *buries head in paws*

    I have...trust issues. One reason why I'm anally lawful is because of my trust issues. Did I tell you about my spellbook getting ruined by water - that we had to go through the place and there was no rogue in party cos PFS. So we had to go through the trap - the scenario briefing did not even say anything to do with water, so I didn't get waterproof sacks. And I was only level 3 at that time. So yeah. I don't trust...much.

    *Peeks in behind Morts paws*

    'tis why I wanna plop you down by my gaming table.
    Once trust is lost, it has to be re-earned and I would like to think I might be able to do just that.
    There a strong Lawful sense of self in this kitty, and that's nothing to sneeze at!

    *Plops down besides Mort, nudging over some cold juice and nuzzling her back as thanks for the basket-massage*


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    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    It's all about word choice. If you say you killed a rabbit, people think you are a hunter. Say that you killed a bunny, however, and people will think you are a monster.

    If I tell someone I murdered a bunny, it's 100% guaranteed I just got a couple chocolate bunnies on sale for 50% off the Monday or Tuesday after Easter.

    Edit: It belatedly occurs to me that this doesn't do anything to dispell the notion that people will think I'm a monster. If they've seen me eat a chocolate bunny before, they're probably correct.

    lisamarlene wrote:

    Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

    Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

    It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

    Girl children do not do this.

    I know a couple women who store stuff in their bras, but I don't understand that either. (Who wants to have sweaty stuff?)

    Also, your risotto dish sounds delicious.


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    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    It's all about word choice. If you say you killed a rabbit, people think you are a hunter. Say that you killed a bunny, however, and people will think you are a monster.

    If I tell someone I murdered a bunny, it's 100% guaranteed I just got a couple chocolate bunnies on sale for 50% off the Monday or Tuesday after Easter.

    lisamarlene wrote:

    Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

    Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

    It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

    Girl children do not do this.

    I know a couple women who store stuff in their bras, but I don't understand that either. (Who wants to have sweaty stuff?)

    Also, your risotto dish sounds delicious.

    i am aware that bras are secret holding pouches.

    When I was a teller at the bank, I savored sweaty boob money, and still do.


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:

    I'm biased and prejudiced and I like it=D

    Vidmaster7 agent of hydra wrote:


    Yes Good Good let the hate flow thorough you

    It feels good to be bad!
    so...about this yowling...

    Oh here's an example of yowling Mort:

    (This really happened at work)

    We're potentially changing printer vendors. There's some vendor and us politics business. So someone sources out a new vendor and next thing we have a new printer for trial.

    Me: Trial? Sure. Time to test out if it can do everything the old printers can, so I can get my job done.

    *scans first page, flips to second page, just to realize that the document has already been sent in black and white*

    *starts yowling - hey I should be able to scan multiple pages in colour*

    *figures the setting for colour and multiple page scan, tries again*

    *moves on to next set of documents, only to find that the printer has reset to default once the job is done*

    *yowls more, kicks printer with paw for good measure*

    Colleague who sourced the trial printer comes in.

    Me: Lists issues.

    Colleague: It's not your job to figure out how to change the settings etc.

    Me: (not saying it out loud) If the printer can't do the job I want it to do, perhaps we shouldn't even consider it rather then just saying it's not my job to figure how to change settings? Is it not better to find out the problem now, rather then have a problem free trial, get our printers replaced and I can't do my job?

    *more inward yowling*

    What is the point of having a trial period without testing out all the functions you want the printer to have?

    this...is not the yowling I was hoping for.

    But you asked for yowling...?

    *Blinks at Freehold innocently*

    stop being so adorable!!!


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    A friendly piece of advice from us gremlin servants of He-Who-Must-Be-Blamed, do not ever refer to anything you just bought as "the Last _____ I Will Ever Have To Buy."*

    Because we gremlins can hear that like sharks smelling blood in the water.

    And we delight in making you eat your words.

    * I warned you Dad years ago, but "Oh no, you're being silly, Amby." Yeah? Well who's the one out shopping for a new refrigerator today, hmm? Stop saying it Dad, STOP!!!


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    Lord High Inquisitor Hamster wrote:

    Already?

    hmm... well, grab the flaming ducks then.

    Crispy duck delivery service? Sounds awesome and delicious. I'll take one.


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    Speaking of annoying pets, NobodysWife just shared this with me.


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    On second thought...


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Speaking of annoying pets, NobodysWife just shared this with me.

    Judging from the Youtube videos, they (fennec foxes) are very vocal too the entire time they are awake.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Scintillae wrote:

    Tomorrow will be fun.

    "Why did you take points off? I got it right!"
    "Remember when I said I'd take off points if you didn't use complete sentences? And see where the directions say use complete sentences?"
    blank stares

    At UC Davis we had a common calculus final, meaning we had 1200-1500 exams to grade in under 48 hours. So each grad student was assigned ONE problem to grade. To stave off the insanity, we'd post the most creative or "interesting" solutions to the whiteboard.

    My all-time favorite was titled simply, "Why we make students show their work."

    It was a bit of amazement, where every single step showed some fundamental lack of understanding of any sort of mathematics: Moving things into and out of integrals, and even into and out of functions. Integrating the wrong things in the wrong order. Bizarre cancellations.

    And at the end of it all, after not a single correct step, the student, through sheer, unadulterated coincidence, ended up with the right answer.

    A grader just checking for answers would have given the student full credit.

    It was truly amazeballs.

    One of my favorite ways to explain how NOT to cancel to students:

    (cos x/sec x) = (cos/sec) (cancel the x's)
    = (o/e) (cancel the s's and c's)
    = 0

    that person was either cheating or sees things very differently than most math people.


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    TL wrote:

    What's more, if you suggest that you're just trying to go by the AP's suggested guidelines of what you get, you should be awarding 125% of WBL to the new guy.

    If within the AP there is a statement saying that, then I would. But I've run 2 APs and there's never been any statement like that within the book itself.

    It's not a statement of "give them this much."

    If you're going to make hard statements about duty and APs, you need to do more math, I'm afraid.

    Add up all the value of the "loot" an AP gives - each entry in the AP yields approximately 125% of the expected WBL. This is extremely intentional, because the writers are put in a tight spot, as they know they can't expect every group. So they place more treasure than necessary in there in order to give more chances for a group to make at least WBL, even if they make poor choices or if they miss l00t opportunities. And this is where your Duty sense should start tingling: the AP gives "too much" because it's there as a safety net "just in case." And this is actually a trade off AP authors are more than willing to give - giving that extra 25% for some groups is considered more than worth the "price" of (hopefully) getting at-or-near WBL for other groups. If you actually want to consider what a professional does, that's what they do, "The goal is WBL (so that they can be relatively balanced, mechanically), so let's put in more to hopefully help them get there."

    This is the statement that every AP developer goes through.

    ... and sometimes it's still not enough (take a look at NH's kids group, as an example). This is why, when I asked the very AP authors about a potentially plot-critical element, their response was, "I'unno, make something up that works for your group." This response still drives me nuts, by the way, but it is absolutely legitimate on their part, and, fundamentally, shows you what they're goal is when developing an AP. Not every AP can work for every table, group, playstyle, or whatnot, but the AP authors actively attempt to create a flexible, variable system that actively accommodates as many as possible. And then they stick a rule at the very beginning of the game system that says, "If this doesn't work for your group, change it." Which is pretty boss, I gotta say.


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    Woran wrote:
    I recently wondered just how long a forum thread could get. If there way any limit. I guess I have at least a partial answer. I'll check back once in a while to see how this grows :)

    Hullo! This is the sixth version of this thread, and thus the sixth iteration of the experiment-cum-social-hangout of its kind.

    We've (or rather, a bunch of other people who are not me) found the limit five times previously, and the website was retooled to make it even bigger each time! So it's an exciting process to be a part of! You should check in more often to talk about random stuff!


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    Happy bdae NH!

    LOL! Thanks, but you're 50 days early! Or 315 days late! Take your pick! (315 days late on my 50th, 50 days early on my 51st)

    Happy *does quick math* early-by-thirteen-days birthday and/or sobriety day!

    ** spoiler omitted **

    Your love of math is amazing.

    It's 14 days. :-P

    Dang it! So close!

    In my defense, though, I'm pretty scatterbrained...


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    Vapid Captain Yesterday wrote:
    I'm thinking, all I need to do to get to 20,000 favorite'd by others is sit and wait for Tacticslion to catch up. :-)

    Hey!

    ... fair.


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

    Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

    It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

    Girl children do not do this.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH~!

    (Though I've never done this, and neither have my boys, I have known several mothers with the exact same complaint. Also, the jokes kiiiiiiiiiiiiiinda write themselves...)


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    TriOmegaZero wrote:
    *wakes up from food poisoning induced coma* WHAT YEAR IS IT? *sees 400 new posts* Oh, I can't have been out that long.

    Ack! Feel better, my dude!


    Just a Mort wrote:

    Hey! I don't even get paid to cook and do the dishes...I still do it anyway.

    I'm a plain cook. Nothing fancy but well, it tastes decent, and doesn't require a LOT of prep time. Of course...black fungus isn't going to chop itself, nor corn peel itself, nor eggs boil themselves, so it'll still take some time.

    Honestly I find frozen lunches a little cheaty. If I want to cook I'll start with fresh ingredients. Doesn't take much...now where's the salmon?

    I thought this was a really cool post, right up 'til the end!

    (Get it? It's a pun. Because you don't like "frozen" lunches. Also, I do frozen foods. FUNNY)


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    Today's our nineteenth anniversary.

    After we get the kids to sleep, we're going out to get some gelato and go see The Death of Stalin.

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! WOO!

    Grand Lodge

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    Tacticslion wrote:
    TriOmegaZero wrote:
    *wakes up from food poisoning induced coma* WHAT YEAR IS IT? *sees 400 new posts* Oh, I can't have been out that long.
    Ack! Feel better, my dude!

    12 hours and it was all over but the crying.


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    Woran wrote:
    I recently wondered just how long a forum thread could get. If there way any limit. I guess I have at least a partial answer. I'll check back once in a while to see how this grows :)

    Hullo! This is the sixth version of this thread, and thus the sixth iteration of the experiment-cum-social-hangout of its kind.

    We've (or rather, a bunch of other people who are not me) found the limit five times previously, and the website was retooled to make it even bigger each time! So it's an exciting process to be a part of! You should check in more often to talk about random stuff!

    Hey, hey! Watch your language!


    Cover Turtle wrote:

    Re Re Spellpoints.

    Didn't make myself all that clear. Didn't necessary mean that the system was un-balanced per say, but rather, that its hard to figure out if its is.
    Look I'm a failed historian, not a mathematician dammit! I don't do mathematical models! It more of a what feels "balanced" versus what doesn't. Every time you get a new sub-system you get these ups and downs to get a feel of things…
    What would be the right amount of spellpoints?
    like if you say that its 1 point to cast a single spell level, you would kind of figure that the pool of point for a level 20 caster, should be round enough for him to cast 4 spells of every spell-level + maybe a minor extra pool - 5-10 points to represent meta magic spending - which would be around 185-190ish points. I mean is that balanced?
    *shrug*
    I don't know…but I'm willing to try it out ^^

    As it turns out, a spell-point value is worth "(spell level*2)-1" (minimum 1).

    So...
    Level: Point cost
    1: 1
    2: 3
    3: 5
    4: 7
    5: 9
    6: 11
    7: 13
    8: 15
    9: 17

    "Augmentation" is handled thus: increase the cost by 1 or more point(s) each "improvement" - what is improved depends on the ability (DC, target creatures, damage dice, and so on). If you want a balance-point, like the difference between "charm person" (1st level) and "charm monster" (4th level), you have the "charm" ability (1st level effect, costs 1 pp targets humanoids; augment 6: can affect all living targets).

    DSP handled 0-level things by giving limited "talents" associated with your discipline.

    (3.X didn't bother, because losing 4 uses of nominal ability in a day isn't really that big a deal, and psionics gained some benefits and other traits that more or less handwaived things out.)

    Cover Turtle wrote:

    Re WBL and Stuff

    Really, I wish I could scoop up Kitty and plop her down in one of my games.
    It's mostly about expectations. My players know that their are in a game where almost everything is dictated by the capriciousness of their GM (ie Me :P) for whom every rule is a guideline. They also know that every whim they are subjected to is mollified by me need for everyone to have fun. I try to be as cooperative and non-antagonistic as possible with my players, as they then in return, let me be playfully capricious with them at times.

    Absolutely!

    EDIT: fixed a coding


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    Woran wrote:
    I recently wondered just how long a forum thread could get. If there way any limit. I guess I have at least a partial answer. I'll check back once in a while to see how this grows :)

    Hullo! This is the sixth version of this thread, and thus the sixth iteration of the experiment-cum-social-hangout of its kind.

    We've (or rather, a bunch of other people who are not me) found the limit five times previously, and the website was retooled to make it even bigger each time! So it's an exciting process to be a part of! You should check in more often to talk about random stuff!

    Hey, hey! Watch your language!

    Well, the computer definitely didn't graduate summa cum laude.

    EDIT: but automated censor programs have been making normal things dirty since before various historical figures being, "buttbuttinated."

    (One of my absolute favorite auto-replacements of all times.)


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    Woran wrote:
    I recently wondered just how long a forum thread could get. If there way any limit. I guess I have at least a partial answer. I'll check back once in a while to see how this grows :)

    Hullo! This is the sixth version of this thread, and thus the sixth iteration of the experiment-cum-social-hangout of its kind.

    We've (or rather, a bunch of other people who are not me) found the limit five times previously, and the website was retooled to make it even bigger each time! So it's an exciting process to be a part of! You should check in more often to talk about random stuff!

    Hey, hey! Watch your language!

    Well, the computer definitely didn't graduate summa cum laude.

    EDIT: but automated censor programs have been making normal things dirty since before various historical figures being, "buttbuttinated."

    (One of my absolute favorite auto-replacements of all times.)

    I remember this story.

    Idiocy is the natural result when you attempt to enforce morality.


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    Speaking of fun stories...


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Speaking of fun stories...

    Maybe he was just belatedly celebrating the fourteenth anniversary of the Granby armored bulldozer rampage?


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    Meanwhile, why do little boys think their underpants are magic pockets of holding?!?

    Seriously... this morning, my son had legos, coins, and a puzzle eraser in his underpants. WTF?

    It's sort of like a dragon/turtle combination: carrying your horde of treasure around with you.

    Girl children do not do this.

    Ye codpiece is an versatyle garment, though not suitable for keeping caltrops in, as I have learned to mine cost.


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    My summer splurge arrived.

    Feast Of Dust! Holy s!#~! Wow!


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

    The General is fist pounding mad at all the grammatical errors in the last English homework assignment.

    "How can HE give Crookshanks a D all year long when he can't even write one basic sentence!!"

    The Exchange

    Tacticslion wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    TL wrote:

    What's more, if you suggest that you're just trying to go by the AP's suggested guidelines of what you get, you should be awarding 125% of WBL to the new guy.

    If within the AP there is a statement saying that, then I would. But I've run 2 APs and there's never been any statement like that within the book itself.

    It's not a statement of "give them this much."

    If you're going to make hard statements about duty and APs, you need to do more math, I'm afraid.

    Add up all the value of the "loot" an AP gives - each entry in the AP yields approximately 125% of the expected WBL. This is extremely intentional, because the writers are put in a tight spot, as they know they can't expect every group. So they place more treasure than necessary in there in order to give more chances for a group to make at least WBL, even if they make poor choices or if they miss l00t opportunities. And this is where your Duty sense should start tingling: the AP gives "too much" because it's there as a safety net "just in case." And this is actually a trade off AP authors are more than willing to give - giving that extra 25% for some groups is considered more than worth the "price" of (hopefully) getting at-or-near WBL for other groups. If you actually want to consider what a professional does, that's what they do, "The goal is WBL (so that they can be relatively balanced, mechanically), so let's put in more to hopefully help them get there."

    This is the statement that every AP developer goes through.

    ... and sometimes it's still not enough (take a look at NH's kids group, as an example). This is why, when I asked the very AP authors about a potentially plot-critical element, their response was, "I'unno, make something up that works for your group." This response still drives me nuts, by the way, but it is absolutely legitimate on their part, and, fundamentally, shows you what they're goal is when developing an AP. Not every AP can work for...

    I read somewhere of you were picking your loot(I.e not using what the AP gave, because you sold everything to add pluses to your chosen gear), you'd end up below WBL, otherwise you'd end on par. I think Luke was the one who said that one and he's more mathematically inclined then I am.

    And he's played quite a number of APs.

    Loot also comes in spurts, like for Strange Aeons book 3,there is generally no loot except for a few event and at the end of it where you get a big item.


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    Disappointment of the day: friend who before claimed to be racist today revealed that she is also homophobic. *sigh*

    No black folks around or openly gay people among friends so it changes little in practice but it's very meh moment for me.

    The good today: I bought Dead Cells on promotion. Wonderful game.

    <.<
    >.>

    I might buy a controller specifically for it...

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