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I am so sorry, Freehold. PM.


captain yesterday wrote:

Next week is supposed to be colder than it has since 1996, which was insanely cold! Wind chills easily between -60 to -80.

Looks like I need to upgrade my gear.

that...that's impossible!


Freehold DM wrote:

Taking a road trip today.

** spoiler omitted **

I'm so sorry to hear that, my friend. You doing okay, right now?


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Thank you everyone for your concern.

I am okay right now. I will see how I am when I am around family.


Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Next week is supposed to be colder than it has since 1996, which was insanely cold! Wind chills easily between -60 to -80.

Looks like I need to upgrade my gear.

that...that's impossible!

That's the tundra for ya!


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*hugs Freehold*


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Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.


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Why I frequently want to kill 95% of my own gender.


Limeylongears wrote:
Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.

what did we do beforehand?!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.
what did we do beforehand?!

We had to cope with the nerve-abrading inconvenience of toting a separate dragon, dildo and sword around everywhere, bag of holding or no bag of holding.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.
what did we do before hand?!

I am pretty sure that you answered yourself here.

Dark Archive

Freehold DM wrote:

Taking a road trip today.

** spoiler omitted **

Deepest condolences FH. Very sorry for your loss.

Dark Archive

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Limeylongears wrote:
Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.

The dragons are really f%#$ed now.

Scarab Sages

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Limeylongears wrote:
Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.

I approve

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NobodysHome wrote:

Why I frequently want to kill 95% of my own gender.

Well if you're talking about fixing any mechanical or electrical appliances, I will happily surrender to my BFs expertise. If I need to do it on my own, it's YouTube time. And possibly a whole bunch of screw ups, but iron determination would mean the job would get done, eventually. (I was caught climbing a ladder to fix the office lights before)

I'm quite cavalier about going around in the dark(too many late night D&D sessions) and my BF wants me to txt him when I get home.

He doesn't care if I am a video game fan etc, though currently we don't play the same games(he's playing kingdom hearts 3, I'm just slaying the Spire).

About cooking, eh to me having something decent on the table is it's own reward, I don't need further praise(though it's welcome), and I rather not have anyone who doesn't know how to cook, cooking. If you don't know how to cook and ask to help in the kitchen, it's chopping and washing dishes for you.

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Limeylongears wrote:
Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.

One thing I don't understand is why you even need one in the first place.

Can't you just ignore the dragon?


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Maybe the dragon doesn't want to be ignored.

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I'm generally too busy from getting more exercise that I have no time to deal with my dragon. Since dealing with that dragon is also exercise of sorts, I give it a pass. My dragon doesn't seem to mind much anyway.

I guess some dragons are more demanding then others.


Just a Mort wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.

One thing I don't understand is why you even need one in the first place.

Can't you just ignore the dragon?

Story of my life...

*goes to sulk in a corner*

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All the snow has melted :(


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So, I'm going to Europe again. I was going to go to Japan this month, but my grandmother's unexpected death over the holidays forced me to cancel, and I've been looking at a summer vacation, instead. I registered for an interesting study abroad course in Portugal that runs late June, early July, and I'm thinking I'm going to fly out a couple weeks early, land in Naples, and make my way to Lisbon by hopping from city to city by train, staying a few days in each place I want to see. I want to visit the archaeology museum in Naples and Pompeii and Vesuvius, see some Ancient Roman stuff in Rome, visit the Aquarium of the Mediterranean in Marsielle, visit Carcassonne, and find something to do in Madrid, at minimum. I might do Japan next winter, I might not, but Naples sounds like tons fun, I really wanted to go to Marsielle last time I went to France but didn't (I stayed in the North), Carcassonne sounds like cooler Provins and I loved Provins, I've been talking about wanting to see Spanish castles for a while, and the Portugal class will be awesome. I also will be in Europe for at least 3 1/2 weeks.


Freehold DM wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Thank goodness someone has seen fit to make a dragon dildo sword.
what did we do beforehand?!

Everything.


Enjoy your trip, Rosita.

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US shutdown over


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Just a Mort wrote:
US shutdown over

More likely temporarily delayed.

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captain yesterday wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
US shutdown over
More likely temporarily delayed.

So cynical, CY?


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Realistic.


Freehold, please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss.


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IMHO very realistic.


About to clock out. Good night, everyone.


I'm back. 4 pages to catch up on.


Yo, seriously, what is with the recent influx of political talk?

Look, I even agree with those people talking, but I thought that was Rule #1 of FaWtL.

If it doesn't stop, I'm gonna bring up religion and sports.


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NO! NO SPORTS! If they other things are philosophical in nature then I'm down... but no sports! I will riot!


That's exactly why. I don't even like sports. But the rules are No Politics, No Religion, No Sports. This last month there's been a LOT of politics brought up.


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Well I feel like if they use the spoiler tags its fair game. with the little note that it is political. Like If I see a spoiler tag that says Sports I will just avoid it.


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Legend of the Five Rings - Sessions 1-2!:
In news of my L5R campaign:

On the way to the Hare Clan capital to investigate a smuggling operation, the party discovered a particular shop, the Honorable Flower, was selling considerably cheap opium. Too cheap to be within the legal limits.

Along the way they stopped in a village and solved a few bandit problems...

After the party's Dragon Clan Mirumoto Bushi won a duel with a corrupt village headmaster and former Imperial Legion officer to first blood, they had sufficient legal claim to arrest him for the crimes they discovered.

You see, it turns out he had straight up denied pay to a ronin and several peasant ashigaru who worked for him, and when they took to banditry to survive, he blamed them for missing taxes that he claimed were being sent to the Emperor but he was actually skimming from the village. Said headmaster was stripped of his title, denied seppuku, and is likely going to face severe physical punishment. You don't skimp from the Emperor's share. The party acted honorable when they found his loot - all money was distributed to the peasants and the ronin (except for the owed taxes), with the headmaster's personal stash as interest.

The party's two Scorpion Clan members sent off to take the corrupt headmaster of the village they passed to justice. (One player who left the group, and an NPC who was accompanying him since he had the hostage disadvantage.)

The new Hida Bushi joined the party. The ronin they helped seems to have been invited to a clan as a reward for his honorable behavior (he had the party surrounded with archers hidden in the woods but gave them a chance to heal their wounded and talk it out instead of straight killing them - that's why they listened to his story and took down the corrupt headmaster who told them to take out the bandits). He isn't wearing a mon, however, and nobody has had the bothered to ask him which clan has adopted him. The monk in the party assumes it's a minor clan or one of the Imperial Families, as he's wearing a plain white kimono, and the only Clan he remembers that favors white is the Crane. Said former-ronin joins the party.

The party gets pressed for a bribe at the checkpoint into Hare Clan lands. They resolve matters diplomatically, even before the Lion Clan NPC leading their party can lose her s@%~ over the insult of it all.

The party arrives in town. Investigates the Honorable Flower, and interrogate a drunken man outside of the shop about it. He informs them of a warehouse. They investigate the warehouse and the shop the next day in split teams.

In the warehouse they discover opium, gaijin drugs, gaijin pepper, and even gaijin weaponry (though none of them make the lore roles to recognize the weapon, and one nearly blows his own face off due to a Fascination disadvantage).

In the shop, the owner calls a corrupt magistrate.

Beneath the warehouse, there are secret tunnels. Lion Clan NPC offers to guard the tunnel. Warehouse team goes to meet shop team.

Shop team encounters corrupt magistrate. Mirumoto Bushi duels him. This guy is WAY out of Mirumoto's league. I feel I might be killing Mirumoto.

This f**&er just barely wins the duel. Had it been to first blood, the magistrate would've won, but it was to the death, and the Dragon won it.

As the fight ends, the shop is set on fire from within as owners and such escape through tunnels (Hare Clan capital has many secret passages per lore).

Party returns to warehouse, finds Lion Clan NPC dead. Former-Ronin friend missing. The word "KOLAT" written in blood on the wall in Lion NPC's hand. Crystal tear found in her hand...

As you can tell, I'm making it into quite the intricate mystery. The party seems to be loving it. The former-ronin, BTW, did not betray them. He's not Kolat.

After all...the Kolat hate the Shadowlands, and he was just inducted into the Spider Clan. (Their contact in the Miya family is a high-placed Spider agent.)

NEXT TIME ON VAGUELY ASIAN GAME OF THRONES...


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Well I feel like if they use the spoiler tags its fair game. with the little note that it is political. Like If I see a spoiler tag that says Sports I will just avoid it.

Not every comment has been spoilered and not every one that was had a label saying it was political. I do open a lot of the spoilers when they're unlabeled. I wouldn't have known about Freehold's loss, otherwise, for example, or some of NH's great stories about his kids, or other things.

Besides that, I just have this nagging feeling that if it were that much talk about religion or sports being spoilered up, someone would have mentioned it a lot earlier. It's flying because we mostly all agree with the commentary being said. But it sets a precedent that will be sad if later it's something we don't all agree on. The pleasant friendliness of this thread is wonderfully refreshing. I'd hate to see that change.


I always wanted to play LOT5R the one time I had a DM for it. He was terrible and dmed by giving those DM gotcha moments and lording them over us so we only lasted about 3 session.


This one has been roleplay heavy, with a huge emphasis on the culture of the land. The one thing the players are growing to learn is that when someone of status higher than you is the bad guy, figuring out how to solve that problem is not so easy as "kill the bad guy" - since in this land, he's kinda sorta the good guy, from the perspective of almost everyone. Being honorable is HARD, but it has its rewards.

One of my two players I poached off our old PF game said today "We did more roleplaying in one five hour session than we did in all the months we played under (the other GM)."

They were on the edge of their seats during the duels, BTW. Those are a wonderful addition. And social skills matter SO MUCH when it's a setting where saying the wrong thing to someone can kill you faster than a fumbled attack roll.


I don't recall if you said that, VE, which edition are you playing?


4th Edition. I'm GMing. It's the ONLY way I was able to get anyone in my old Pathfinder group to try another system.

They were singing its praises today. I'm gonna "told ya so" them so hard.


I announced it before I started here and offered first player options to anyone on FaWtL who wanted to join. Nobody showed interest.

I'm doing 4e 'cause I don't wanna do a system as it's coming out. Then you get players who want to retcon their character every time a new option is released. It's set just after Empress Iweko announced the Spider Clan are allowed to exist in Rokugan, provided they're not tainted, pretty much in the "now" time of 4e.

The Kolat are forming an alliance with various gaijin nations in an attempt to overthrow the empire (which is what they do), feeling the White Stag decree was f%#&ing stupid, and that progress should come before ridiculous imperial mandates - which makes sense 'cause the Kolat are basically foreign ideals to the Rokugani (meritocracy and freedom vs status and celestial bureaucracy). Considering that 4/5ths of the party are extremely peasant-friendly, this may be a clash of ideals for the team.

Eventually I have plans to let the party be the new founders of a reinstated minor clan, either Tanuki or Boar, due to both of their homes having ruins that can potentially be cleared and occupied easily by an ambitious new family looking to establish a foothold in a strategic location.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

I announced it before I started here and offered first player options to anyone on FaWtL who wanted to join. Nobody showed interest.

I'm doing 4e 'cause I don't wanna do a system as it's coming out. Then you get players who want to retcon their character every time a new option is released. It's set just after Empress Iweko announced the Spider Clan are allowed to exist in Rokugan, provided they're not tainted, pretty much in the "now" time of 4e.

The Kolat are forming an alliance with various gaijin nations in an attempt to overthrow the empire (which is what they do), feeling the White Stag decree was f@#&ing stupid, and that progress should come before ridiculous imperial mandates - which makes sense 'cause the Kolat are basically foreign ideals to the Rokugani (meritocracy and freedom vs status and celestial bureaucracy). Considering that 4/5ths of the party are extremely peasant-friendly, this may be a clash of ideals for the team.

Eventually I have plans to let the party be the new founders of a reinstated minor clan, either Tanuki or Boar, due to both of their homes having ruins that can potentially be cleared and occupied easily by an ambitious new family looking to establish a foothold in a strategic location.

FOR THE SPIDER!


I was very excited to find my old Battle Angel Alita graphic novel so I could read it before James Cameron’s movie comes out next month...
...but re-reading it, it’s really not that great of a story.

Amazing ideas. Fantastic world. Mediocre storytelling and art. I still look forward to seeing what Cameron does with it; I’ve loved MOST of the movies he’s done...


NobodysHome wrote:

I was very excited to find my old Battle Angel Alita graphic novel so I could read it before James Cameron’s movie comes out next month...

...but re-reading it, it’s really not that great of a story.

Amazing ideas. Fantastic world. Mediocre storytelling and art. I still look forward to seeing what Cameron does with it; I’ve loved MOST of the movies he’s done...

removes Nobodyshome from Christmas card list


I hate getting reference together for an application or resume. Do people really care about these things?


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I hate getting reference together for an application or resume. Do people really care about these things?

Of course. It's to see if you know the right people.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
I hate getting reference together for an application or resume. Do people really care about these things?
Of course. It's to see if you know the right people.

Ah yes I am familiar with the "good ol boy" System... sigh.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I hate getting reference together for an application or resume. Do people really care about these things?

It depends. If they've already more or less decided to hire you, the references are a formality, but sometimes they call them anyway just to hear what other people say about you. If the company has been burned in the past by bad hires, they'll call all every single one to make sure you're trustworthy and not an idiot. (The "would you hire this person back/why or why not" question.) Of the five places I've worked since 2000, the only ones who *didn't* ask for (and call) references were the two where I got offered the job without applying because someone on the hiring team knew and called me.(I still had to interview, though.)

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