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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Saw Deadpool 2 last night. Totally worth it.
bleh.
Zazie totally nailed it.

There is only one Zazie


TriOmegaZero wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Saw Deadpool 2 last night. Totally worth it.
bleh.
Zazie totally nailed it.

There is only one Zazie


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Okay, there are two zazies.

One of whom stripped me naked.


Psi-Judge Amberson wrote:
And, I'm just gonna leave this E3 trailer here for Freehold.

not sure how to feel...

I would rather have shadowrun. Neither game recently released felt right to me.


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Freehold DM wrote:

Okay, there are two zazies.

One of whom stripped me naked.

That's a feature, not a bug. :)

And yes, Zazie Beetz was awesome in Deadpool 2 and FX's Atlanta.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Psi-Judge Amberson wrote:
And, I'm just gonna leave this E3 trailer here for Freehold.

not sure how to feel...

I would rather have shadowrun. Neither game recently released felt right to me.

I'm mostly familiar with Cyberpunk from skimming the sourcebooks for Shadowrun ideas. But the game is by Projekt Red; if they can't make a good game of the setting, I suspect no one can.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Orthos wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
If they ever develop avocados without pits, they better put some serious warning labels on them or people will be losing fingers left and right.
Okay, I give. This one has me stumped. Explain plz?
You have to use a cleaver to remove an Avocado pit. If there's no pit, the cleaver goes straight through the Avocado, and then through the fingers.

Er, as a Californian who not only has an avocado every day during lunch, but has an avocado tree readily available (Shiro's), anyone who tells you that you need a cleaver to remove an avocado pit is either:

  • Pulling your leg, or
  • selling you horrifically unripe avocados.

  • I use a blunt paring knife, run it around the avocado, twist, and I get two perfect halves, one of which has the pit in it. If there weren't a pit, I don't know that the knife would even reach all the way through.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Orthos wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    If they ever develop avocados without pits, they better put some serious warning labels on them or people will be losing fingers left and right.
    Okay, I give. This one has me stumped. Explain plz?
    You have to use a cleaver to remove an Avocado pit. If there's no pit, the cleaver goes straight through the Avocado, and then through the fingers.

    This does not affect me in any way. I do not eat avocados or items largely made from avocado.


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    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.


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    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Psi-Judge Amberson wrote:
    And, I'm just gonna leave this E3 trailer here for Freehold.

    not sure how to feel...

    I would rather have shadowrun. Neither game recently released felt right to me.

    I'm mostly familiar with Cyberpunk from skimming the sourcebooks for Shadowrun ideas. But the game is by Projekt Red; if they can't make a good game of the setting, I suspect no one can.

    they are an EXCELLENT company.

    Grand Lodge

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    Freehold DM wrote:
    TriOmegaZero wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    TriOmegaZero wrote:
    Saw Deadpool 2 last night. Totally worth it.
    bleh.
    Zazie totally nailed it.
    There is only one Zazie

    WHO?


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    Yeah, I just use a halfway decent, but definitely sharp, paring knife. Slice through the skin right down to the pit, then slide it around the pit until the avocado is halved, then a slight twist and pull to separate the halves. Wack the pit with the blade with a little force (not much needed) so it embeds a little and rotate the knife 30° or so to pop the pit free of the flesh. Easy peasy, lime squeezy.

    But I only buy the smaller Haas avocados, not the bigger (and IMO less tasty) other variety sold in supermarkets.


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    Sir RicHunt Attenwampi wrote:
    Drejk wrote:

    I don't like sweating, but it's apparently one of the skills human got that makes them so unbalanced race to play.

    Huh... Does that mean that elves sweat less or don't sweat at all?

    Does that mean that dwarves and gnomes sweat even more? (though in case of dwarves it would be impractical in underground conditions, maybe they have other heat emission solution?)

    [unsourced "biology"] Elves don't sweat out toxins, or even poop very much. However, when they are away from non-elves, they cough up large castings/pellets. If humans knew this, I suspect there'd be far fewer half-elves. [/"biology"]

    The Game Hamster wrote:

    Halflings are the real wild card in this sweat discussion, since their feet are unable to sweat, which is the most sweaty part of every other species in the homo genus, for minor cooling purposes.

    of course the smaller stature may mean an increased average body temperature anyway, but even in small homo sapiens, this is not noticeable.
    Halflings, being Small, have a larger surface area to volume ratio, so that helps with cooling. [unsourced "biology"] Likewise, they have additional lung gyri, which increases their effective heat exchange during respiration (and interestingly, also increases the effectiveness of substances like halfling pipeweed). The real secret, however, is the hollow hairs on their feets, which act as heat exchange pipes to shed additional heat into the surrounding air. [/"biology"]

    The real victims of the whole affair are the half-elves, who have too many cooling methods, which only helps in desert climes, and everywhere else makes them rather chilled. In dessert climes, though, they have to bundle up even more at night than most.


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    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

    Yeah, I just use a halfway decent, but definitely sharp, paring knife. Slice through the skin right down to the pit, then slide it around the pit until the avocado is halved, then a slight twist and pull to separate the halves. Wack the pit with the blade with a little force (not much needed) so it embeds a little and rotate the knife 30° or so to pop the pit free of the flesh. Easy peasy, lime squeezy.

    But I only buy the smaller Haas avocados, not the bigger (and IMO less tasty) other variety sold in supermarkets.

    HAAS FOR LYFE!!!

    Edit: other methods for pit removal includes my method of Choice, "butter-knife lever". In a properly ripened avocado, it'll pop right out.


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    The Game Hamster wrote:
    The real victims of the whole affair are the half-elves, who have too many cooling methods, which only helps in desert climes, and everywhere else makes them rather chilled. In dessert climes, though, they have to bundle up even more at night than most.

    [unsourced "biology"] Half-orcs and humans recognized this "too cool" effect early on, and often employ half-elves to sit in food pantries to cool the perishables. Half-elves make excellent wait staff, with their touch chilling the average beer stein by 5°-7° F just from a few seconds of skin contact.

    Dwarven brewers would seem to benefit the most from an association with half-elves, but they inherit the dwarven tendency to be dumb. [/"biology"]

    Edit: I think I have that exothermically backwards, now that I think more about it. I'm beginning to suspect my halfling pipeweed may be spiked with a hallucinogenic adulterant.


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    Sir RicHunt Attenwampi wrote:
    The Game Hamster wrote:
    The real victims of the whole affair are the half-elves, who have too many cooling methods, which only helps in desert climes, and everywhere else makes them rather chilled. In dessert climes, though, they have to bundle up even more at night than most.

    [unsourced "biology"] Half-orcs and humans recognized this "too cool" effect early on, and often employ half-elves to sit in food pantries to cool the perishables. Half-elves make excellent wait staff, with their touch chilling the average beer stein by 5°-7° F just from a few seconds of skin contact.

    Dwarven brewers would seem to benefit the most from an association with half-eves, but they inherit the dwarven tendency to be dumb. [/"biology"]

    That's not how this works, that's not how any of this works!!


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    That's not true! We just recognize a decent (meat) shield when we see em.


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    Sir RicHunt Attenwampi wrote:
    The Game Hamster wrote:
    The real victims of the whole affair are the half-elves, who have too many cooling methods, which only helps in desert climes, and everywhere else makes them rather chilled. In dessert climes, though, they have to bundle up even more at night than most.

    [unsourced "biology"] Half-orcs and humans recognized this "too cool" effect early on, and often employ half-elves to sit in food pantries to cool the perishables. Half-elves make excellent wait staff, with their touch chilling the average beer stein by 5°-7° F just from a few seconds of skin contact.

    Dwarven brewers would seem to benefit the most from an association with half-elves, but they inherit the dwarven tendency to be dumb. [/"biology"]

    Edit: I think I have that exothermically backwards, now that I think more about it. I'm beginning to suspect my halfling pipeweed may be spiked with a hallucinogenic adulterant.

    Tammy only gives out the good stuff.


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    Yes, I like it.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.

    Great. Now you have me thinking of The Lawful Evil chef, where he/she demonstrates the most complicated, most dangerous possible way to perform each step of a recipe, so that only the strong survive.

    "Next, we need half an avocado. We have an avocado tree outside, so get your straight ladder, your bungee cord, your cleaver, and of course your angry badger..."


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    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

    Yeah, I just use a halfway decent, but definitely sharp, paring knife. Slice through the skin right down to the pit, then slide it around the pit until the avocado is halved, then a slight twist and pull to separate the halves. Wack the pit with the blade with a little force (not much needed) so it embeds a little and rotate the knife 30° or so to pop the pit free of the flesh. Easy peasy, lime squeezy.

    But I only buy the smaller Haas avocados, not the bigger (and IMO less tasty) other variety sold in supermarkets.

    Spoons always worked fine for me...


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    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

    Yeah, I just use a halfway decent, but definitely sharp, paring knife. Slice through the skin right down to the pit, then slide it around the pit until the avocado is halved, then a slight twist and pull to separate the halves. Wack the pit with the blade with a little force (not much needed) so it embeds a little and rotate the knife 30° or so to pop the pit free of the flesh. Easy peasy, lime squeezy.

    But I only buy the smaller Haas avocados, not the bigger (and IMO less tasty) other variety sold in supermarkets.

    That just completely reminds me of how baffled we were as kids getting the national mailers every holiday season.

    "Why would you ship your friends fruit?!?! You can just go to the store and buy it!!!!"

    Talking to Shiro (who grew up in Michigan), fresh fruit in the winter in the northeast was indeed a rarity, so shipping fruit to such climes made sense. For those of us born and raised in California it was a bafflement.

    As is the notion that any store would sell non-Haas avocadoes...


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.

    Great. Now you have me thinking of The Lawful Evil chef, where he/she demonstrates the most complicated, most dangerous possible way to perform each step of a recipe, so that only the strong survive.

    "Next, we need half an avocado. We have an avocado tree outside, so get your straight ladder, your bungee cord, your cleaver, and of course your angry badger..."

    "To gather the freshest eggs for the cake, we've asked our good friend Link to lend a hand."


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    Scintillae wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.

    Great. Now you have me thinking of The Lawful Evil chef, where he/she demonstrates the most complicated, most dangerous possible way to perform each step of a recipe, so that only the strong survive.

    "Next, we need half an avocado. We have an avocado tree outside, so get your straight ladder, your bungee cord, your cleaver, and of course your angry badger..."

    "To gather the freshest eggs for the cake, we've asked our good friend Link to lend a hand."

    One needs to whack the cuccos to get the eggs. True fact. Additionally, the bigger the sword the better.

    Shadow Lodge

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    Vanykrye wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Orthos wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    If they ever develop avocados without pits, they better put some serious warning labels on them or people will be losing fingers left and right.
    Okay, I give. This one has me stumped. Explain plz?
    You have to use a cleaver to remove an Avocado pit. If there's no pit, the cleaver goes straight through the Avocado, and then through the fingers.
    This does not affect me in any way. I do not eat avocados or items largely made from avocado.

    Likewise, which explains why I didn't get it. I was looking for a pun or joke or something with pits and pits, and was completely oblivious to the more mundane actual explanation.

    Grand Lodge

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    Breath of the Wild Addict wrote:
    Scintillae wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.

    Great. Now you have me thinking of The Lawful Evil chef, where he/she demonstrates the most complicated, most dangerous possible way to perform each step of a recipe, so that only the strong survive.

    "Next, we need half an avocado. We have an avocado tree outside, so get your straight ladder, your bungee cord, your cleaver, and of course your angry badger..."

    "To gather the freshest eggs for the cake, we've asked our good friend Link to lend a hand."
    One needs to whack the cuccos to get the eggs. True fact. Additionally, the bigger the sword the better.

    Did someone say BIGGER SWORD????


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    Luca Blight wrote:
    Breath of the Wild Addict wrote:
    Scintillae wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.

    Great. Now you have me thinking of The Lawful Evil chef, where he/she demonstrates the most complicated, most dangerous possible way to perform each step of a recipe, so that only the strong survive.

    "Next, we need half an avocado. We have an avocado tree outside, so get your straight ladder, your bungee cord, your cleaver, and of course your angry badger..."

    "To gather the freshest eggs for the cake, we've asked our good friend Link to lend a hand."
    One needs to whack the cuccos to get the eggs. True fact. Additionally, the bigger the sword the better.
    Did someone say BIGGER SWORD????

    May your soul rest in peace.


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    With two kids in the house all our knives are so dull the only way you're cutting a finger off is if you go back in time and switch out the knife with something sharper.

    Licks eyeball.

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    So yesterday I was feeling like I had too much energy and needed to burn some of it off, so I took a leaf out of NHs book. During lunch I walked up Mount Faber from my office and back. Then started complaining why did it have to be stairs...

    The Exchange

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    NobodysHome wrote:

    Ah, parenthood!

    I got CC'ed on an e-mail from Bacon Boy this morning, along the lines of:
    "OK, we're all gathering at Impus Major's house on Friday at 1:00 pm for a 12-hour bad movie marathon! And since we didn't do K1 this year, it'll be my birthday party as well!"

    So yep. About a dozen 17-year-olds planning a HUGE 12-hour party at my house... WITHOUT TELLING ME ABOUT IT!!!

    Had Bacon Boy not thought to CC: me, I would have just locked the door on Friday.

    As it is, negotiations have begun...

    Yeah I mean for shocks like these, you've got every right to brandish your walking stick at them yelling, "Get off my lawn!"

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    Limeylongears wrote:

    We had a pact! I was going to kill my husband, and then we were going to open a cattery together!

    A most worthy goal, housing cats. If the superfluous husband needs to be killed for that to happen, alas...sacrifices need to be made.

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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    Tequilia Sunrise wrote:


    There once was a dark elven archer named Ely, with few hit points to spare. When her party encountered a daemonic temple, Ely entered despite their warnings of 'beware!'
    I love rhymes! And sadly most lewt greedy adventurers get away with it, because they’d probably get a cleric to channel positive energy to get rid of undead. (Or does neither living nor dead mean they are unaffected by positive energy channel?)

    Nope you got it; they were undead zombies. The party has both a healer mage and a paladin, but the greedy Ely rushed 30+ spaces ahead of the party in order to loot the zombie she saw. By the time any of them were within firing distance, she was zombie chow.

    Just a Mort wrote:
    Maybe poke the body with a 10-ft pole. We use 10-ft poles for everything!

    Mrs Sunrise, Homunculus #1, and Yellow are all newbies; in fact I realized in the middle of chargen that none of them even knew who Drizzt is!

    I'm curious whether they'll think of 10-foot poles at some point...

    I think the lesson is don't split the party. I don't think you can cure adventurers of being loot greedy.

    About Drizzt - I think he's cool, but his copycats? Not so?

    I also think that trope has been overused.

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    Scintillae wrote:

    No, even better.

    We have a horde of fairy dragon pranksters.

    ...and one extremely overprotective copper dragon who hoards the horde.

    The copper dragon's horde are the horde of fairy dragon pranksters, no?

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    Scintillae wrote:

    Don't negotiate. Use the three days of prep time to trap everything like a seasoned GM

    Damn, NH can't.

    The California Supreme Court however decides that this is a bad idea:

    Allowing persons, at their own risk, to employ deadly mechanical devices imperils the lives of children, firemen and policemen acting within the scope of their employment, and others. Where the actor is present, there is always the possibility he will realize that deadly force is not necessary, but deadly mechanical devices are without mercy or discretion. Such devices "are silent instrumentalities of death. They deal death and destruction to the innocent as well as the criminal intruder without the slightest warning. The taking of human life [or infliction of great bodily injury] by such means is brutally savage and inhuman."


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.

    Great. Now you have me thinking of The Lawful Evil chef, where he/she demonstrates the most complicated, most dangerous possible way to perform each step of a recipe, so that only the strong survive.

    "Next, we need half an avocado. We have an avocado tree outside, so get your straight ladder, your bungee cord, your cleaver, and of course your angry badger..."

    Sounds like an episode of Good Eats.

    The Exchange

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    Maybe some of these but skip the marbles.


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    Scintillae wrote:

    Don't negotiate. Use the three days of prep time to trap everything like a seasoned GM

    Damn, NH can't.

    The California Supreme Court however decides that this is a bad idea:

    Allowing persons, at their own risk, to employ deadly mechanical devices imperils the lives of children, firemen and policemen acting within the scope of their employment, and others. Where the actor is present, there is always the possibility he will realize that deadly force is not necessary, but deadly mechanical devices are without mercy or discretion. Such devices "are silent instrumentalities of death. They deal death and destruction to the innocent as well as the criminal intruder without the slightest warning. The taking of human life [or infliction of great bodily injury] by such means is brutally savage and inhuman."

    This ruling is oppressive and dismissive of my racial culture! I call for a repeal!


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    Scintillae wrote:

    Don't negotiate. Use the three days of prep time to trap everything like a seasoned GM

    Damn, NH can't.

    The California Supreme Court however decides that this is a bad idea:

    Allowing persons, at their own risk, to employ deadly mechanical devices imperils the lives of children, firemen and policemen acting within the scope of their employment, and others. Where the actor is present, there is always the possibility he will realize that deadly force is not necessary, but deadly mechanical devices are without mercy or discretion. Such devices "are silent instrumentalities of death. They deal death and destruction to the innocent as well as the criminal intruder without the slightest warning. The taking of human life [or infliction of great bodily injury] by such means is brutally savage and inhuman."

    Apparently, the Home Alone fandom needs to settle down.


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    I think the lesson is don't split the party. I don't think you can cure adventurers of being loot greedy.

    Especially since I'm going old school and giving XP for loot, over the strenuous objections of Mrs. Sunrise. :D

    'Don't split the party' actually came up twice -- Ely becoming zombie chow was the second incident. The first was when Homunculus #1 wanted to split from the party to explore an entirely different area of the map they had been given. That incident was averted though, after we pointed out the dangers and the boredoms of splitting the party -- do you really want to sit and do nothing for ~1 hour while your mom and Yellow have their encounter?

    Just a Mort wrote:

    About Drizzt - I think he's cool, but his copycats? Not so?

    I also think that trope has been overused.

    I liked the original Drizzt trilogy well enough, but yeah, it has become an overplayed trope. And he is a Gary Stu.

    The Exchange

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    Cover Turtle wrote:


    *Falls into a fighting stance, daring Kitty to come at him, just to immediately fall asleep due to how early it is in the morning*

    *Kicks Cover Turtle shell to wake him up, then starts rubbing paw. Ow!*


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    So, would our LE chef be an alchemist? A witch? Both have easy access to brew potion.


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    Tequilia Sunrise wrote:


    There once was a dark elven archer named Ely, with few hit points to spare. When her party encountered a daemonic temple, Ely entered despite their warnings of 'beware!'
    I love rhymes! And sadly most lewt greedy adventurers get away with it, because they’d probably get a cleric to channel positive energy to get rid of undead. (Or does neither living nor dead mean they are unaffected by positive energy channel?)

    Nope you got it; they were undead zombies. The party has both a healer mage and a paladin, but the greedy Ely rushed 30+ spaces ahead of the party in order to loot the zombie she saw. By the time any of them were within firing distance, she was zombie chow.

    Just a Mort wrote:
    Maybe poke the body with a 10-ft pole. We use 10-ft poles for everything!

    Mrs Sunrise, Homunculus #1, and Yellow are all newbies; in fact I realized in the middle of chargen that none of them even knew who Drizzt is!

    I'm curious whether they'll think of 10-foot poles at some point...

    I think the lesson is don't split the party. I don't think you can cure adventurers of being loot greedy.

    About Drizzt - I think he's cool, but his copycats? Not so?

    I also think that trope has been overused.

    removes mort from christmas cars list

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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    I think the lesson is don't split the party. I don't think you can cure adventurers of being loot greedy.

    Especially since I'm going old school and giving XP for loot, over the strenuous objections of Mrs. Sunrise. :D

    Noooo! Don't annoy Mrs Sunrise! But I level players by plot points, and should they talk their way out of an encounter rather then fight it through, I'll find a way to insert the loot someplace. Taking the high road should be encouraged, and I'm not here to train the next bunch of murderhobos.

    And especially not random murderhobosim on hapless NPCs.

    I sort of feel bad for players who are twiddling their thumbs after I've killed their characters and if I do have the time on PBP, I'll try to write in a little story arc for them(should they choose to stick with their characters instead of rerolling).


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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    I think the lesson is don't split the party. I don't think you can cure adventurers of being loot greedy.

    Especially since I'm going old school and giving XP for loot, over the strenuous objections of Mrs. Sunrise. :D

    'Don't split the party' actually came up twice -- Ely becoming zombie chow was the second incident. The first was when Homunculus #1 wanted to split from the party to explore an entirely different area of the map they had been given. That incident was averted though, after we pointed out the dangers and the boredoms of splitting the party -- do you really want to sit and do nothing for ~1 hour while your mom and Yellow have their encounter?

    Just a Mort wrote:

    About Drizzt - I think he's cool, but his copycats? Not so?

    I also think that trope has been overused.

    I liked the original Drizzt trilogy well enough, but yeah, it has become an overplayed trope. And he is a Gary Stu.

    mutters something


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    lisamarlene wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.

    Great. Now you have me thinking of The Lawful Evil chef, where he/she demonstrates the most complicated, most dangerous possible way to perform each step of a recipe, so that only the strong survive.

    "Next, we need half an avocado. We have an avocado tree outside, so get your straight ladder, your bungee cord, your cleaver, and of course your angry badger..."

    Sounds like an episode of Good Eats.

    When we did the guacamole episode, we lost two camerapeople, the gaffer, a quartet of interns, a gaggle of Aaron Taylor-Johnson clones, and all of craftservices. Even though he was the low bidder, I never should have hired Michael Bay as our lighting consultant.

    On the positive side, I never would have thought to weaponize avocados until then.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    I think the lesson is don't split the party. I don't think you can cure adventurers of being loot greedy.

    Especially since I'm going old school and giving XP for loot, over the strenuous objections of Mrs. Sunrise. :D

    'Don't split the party' actually came up twice -- Ely becoming zombie chow was the second incident. The first was when Homunculus #1 wanted to split from the party to explore an entirely different area of the map they had been given. That incident was averted though, after we pointed out the dangers and the boredoms of splitting the party -- do you really want to sit and do nothing for ~1 hour while your mom and Yellow have their encounter?

    Just a Mort wrote:

    About Drizzt - I think he's cool, but his copycats? Not so?

    I also think that trope has been overused.

    I liked the original Drizzt trilogy well enough, but yeah, it has become an overplayed trope. And he is a Gary Stu.
    mutters something

    From urban dictionary:

    A male version of a Mary Sue. seemingly perfect character with no flaws, or who always overpowers other characters.

    other Gary Stu types include All-might, Deku/Midoriya, Naruto, and Avatar Roku, Superman, Siatama, Goku, Lord Beerus, and Batman.

    I like most (definitely not all) of the characters on that list, so I don't really think of Gary Stu as an insult as much as a broad archetype. I think the issue arises when you have people define a Gary Stu and what they would do by "Well, they beat everything else, why would they not win here?"
    (edited for clarity and length)


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    Ultron Brown wrote:
    lisamarlene wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Sorry, NH, but I can only go with what I see on the PBS cooking shows.

    Great. Now you have me thinking of The Lawful Evil chef, where he/she demonstrates the most complicated, most dangerous possible way to perform each step of a recipe, so that only the strong survive.

    "Next, we need half an avocado. We have an avocado tree outside, so get your straight ladder, your bungee cord, your cleaver, and of course your angry badger..."

    Sounds like an episode of Good Eats.

    When we did the guacamole episode, we lost two camerapeople, the gaffer, a quartet of interns, a gaggle of Aaron Taylor-Johnson clones, and all of craftservices. Even though he was the low bidder, I never should have hired Michael Bay as our lighting consultant.

    On the positive side, I never would have thought to weaponize avocados until then.

    You still owe me for those Quicksilver clones. Do you have a spare Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator?


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    Hey, that's mine!


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Psi-Judge Amberson wrote:
    And, I'm just gonna leave this E3 trailer here for Freehold.

    not sure how to feel...

    I would rather have shadowrun. Neither game recently released felt right to me.

    I'm mostly familiar with Cyberpunk from skimming the sourcebooks for Shadowrun ideas. But the game is by Projekt Red; if they can't make a good game of the setting, I suspect no one can.

    they are an EXCELLENT company.

    I'd have to ask acquaintance of mine who worked there about his opinion... Or not.


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    So, we just got a notification today that our *new* insurance carrier (Blue Cross) has denied NobodysWife's anaesthesia, but approved the rest of her treatment.

    So that's twice now (Impus Minor's broken arm and NobodysWife's GI stuff) that they approved the surgery, but denied the anaesthesia.

    I think at this point I'd cheerfully vote to have the beancounters who deny such claims required to undergo all future medical and dental procedures without anaesthesia. Because they obviously feel it's unimportant.

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