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Yeah, about keeping away...


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Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Well, WW's big party seems to have been a success.

Lots of people came. It went on for five hours. I think the food turned out okay. But, honestly, I'm just so glad it's over.
I'm not good with people, I'm terrible with parties, I get horrible anxiety having to cook for lots of people, or having people in my house, or trying to talk to people, and my inner train of thought was something like:

** spoiler omitted **

But I think WW was happy. And the kids had a good time. So that all worked out... okay, I guess?

I will be sure to avoid caffeine 24 hours before we meet. Someone I love exasperatingly says I am very much like a puppy, have only become more puppy like as I age, and should probably avoid caffeine before meeting new people unless they are as puppy like as I am.
Should we also keep you away from sugar for the time being?

Yes.


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...

Ok, now that's cheating!


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Vanykyre's post was clearly there before mine!


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W#o0¶$.


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Hello, everyone!


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I think Beatle Paul is overrated. Frankly, I'm more of a Beatle John fan. Too bad he, too, died young. What is with musicians dying young? I mean from Experience Jimi to Nirvana Kurt all the way to Stone Linkin Temple Park Pilot Chester.

Rob Zombie read that paragraph and blankly stared at it, muttering to himself "am I a joke to you?" Because he was always Rob Zombie.

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That's the problem with the cool kids' table... sure, they might be nice and let a big dork like me sit with them for a while, but they're always going to attract jerks who insist that disrespect and hurt feelings are a great source for humor and that being mean "is just the way they are" and they should be accepted for that, and the dork like me will always be the one who is picked on and lose out in the end.

I've learned to pick my battles, and online with total strangers is never a sensible place to fight. I'm outta here. Everyone, take care of yourselves.


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Huh?

Ok, I am missing something here...


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Yeah I'm a bit lost.


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My new(old) musical thing is listening to Japanese city pop and enjoying the jazz/funk/instrumental fusion.


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Also, I am not feeling 100%.

Running diagnostics.


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Drejk wrote:

Huh?

Ok, I am missing something here...

Freehold wrote:
Yeah I'm a bit lost.

DQ made it fairly clear she wasn't a fan of the (band)(individual) naming convention as it reduced the individual's accomplishments and disrespected what they achieved beyond being in that one particular band.

It seems to me, and if I'm off-base I apologize, that VE's post, still running with that idea, was over-the-top for DQ.

We all have different limits with different subjects, and at different times some things feel very personal. Everyone else isn't always aware of it at the time.


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Blue Rose setting home brew!

//Oni//

Quote:

Even though the there is animoressive array of various religious cultures across Aldis, over-all there is a broadly-accepted homogeny to the various history, myth, and religious story across Aldis - the Dance, the arrival of the gods of Twilight, the corruption of Anwaren (by whichever name), the creation of the Exarchs, the war against the shadow, the creation of the gods of light, and the basic victory. But a few things are universally heretical, as well - worship of the Exarchs, for example. Yet one belief is considered broadly heretical as well, and was successfully suppressed enough in the Old Kingdom that its existence was even forgotten: oni.

It is said that when Selene created the Wheel of Reincarnation to save souls from ever going into the Shadow, that one Exarch of Shadow, Tyrexxus, Exarch of Wrath, grasping and understanding Selene’s creation, reached out in his wrath and power and damaged the wheel - not enough for it to lose souls, but enough to allow the affliction of unliving to fall upon those corrupted. What is not discussed is how Viasta, the Exarch of Sloth, lazily gathered heaps of every sort of Shadow and fed them to the Wheel, mixing in that terrible darkness. What became of this Darkness is unknown, though some once said it is the source of all sorcery, So impressed was the In’nassa, Exarch of Lust, with this idea, however, that they, too, fashioned a wheel, of sorts, and flesh to incarnate shadowstuff. And this foul creation was the oni - living, mortal embodiments of shadow - from an incredibly ancient version of the shadowspawn ogres.

The oni were nearly driven extinct, but exist still in some far off lands. There, they seek personal goals without moral or qualm. Unlike Selene’s Wheel, the Wheel of Shadow merely collects raw Shadow - unshared and ignorant corruption, grinding it into a formless paste (and eradicating any hint of those lesser dark fiends unfortunate enough to get caught up into it - it being unable to even interact with more powerful dark fiends) and squeezes it into flesh created by onis generating their spawn (a byproduct of their near-insatiable lusts). Thus, unlike the spirits of light, oni are born filled with raw sin incarnate and a knowledge that they can never hope for anything beyond death but being ground back by the wheel into oblivion, or to gain such power in their lives that they are invulnerable to the Wheel of Shadows (virtually requiring sorcery - if it is even possible at all), which grants little incentive to seek anything other than their own temporary pleasures, which most often leads them down the road of sorcery. What few oni do forsake the darkness for the light have verbally had short, miserable lives before being destroyed by their fellows... or by (justifiably) suspicious mortals incarnate of spirits light (often after a seemingly harmless oni has gone temporarily mad with lust).!The wheel of shadow keeps a vague sort of record of every oni after it does, the rough knowledge of which all newborn oni are imprinted with - not enough (as was hoped) to give them skills, but enough to ensure they can fend for themselves at birth, and understand their fates, understand their origins, and understand that choosing to follow the light always ends poorly.

Oni are fertile with most any sexually reproductive creature (except plants), and an oni that successfully mates with any creature always gives rise to a new oni. The exception to this are rhy-creatures - for whatever reason such unions tend to somehow sicken and weaken the oni’s mind (and rarely turns out well for the rhy-creature) and almost never produces offspring which usually means oni hate and fear rhy-creatures and simply settle for gruesome murder.

An oni is born with a single level in a role - most often warrior or adept - but they rarely settle only into one role. This birth knowledge is enough to live and survive on their own, as an oni’s parent is an uncaring and cruel thing, likely attempting to kill it, though only larger parents (like oni) survive the birth, as newborn oni are the size of a smallish adult human (medium size). In the first year of an oni’s life, they engage in a gluttonous phase, setting forth and seeking to devour anything they can; this results in exceedingly rapid growth up to their adult size. The second year of an oni’s life is marked by unbridled murderous rage (often leading it to gluttonously devour the dead) as it finishes out it’s adult growth, teaching it the violent techniques it will need for the rest of its existence, toning its muscles and training its adult body. The third phase of an oni’s life is the first that might take more than a year - it is marked by great exhaustion (or the appearance thereof) as the oni finds a place at the end of its rage to hibernate for a long time. The length of an oni’s hibernation depends heavily on the kind of oni, and how much it devoured, previously. Some oni’s hibernate for decades, though for most it is a year or three. After waking from hibernation, an oni typically revisits it’s gluttonous and rage states for a month or three until it is no longer hungry, and then proceeds to its envious stage, typically lasting one to three years, in which an oni finds something it greatly covets (be it a person, object, location, or something else - most often this is anything belonging to or attached to someone else) and goes to great lengths to acquire this object of obsession; this newly minted desire becomes a defining feature in the oni’s life, a recurrent theme it will keep for much of its existence in all likelihood. This feeling of envy, once sated by acquiring (or destroying) the object of their obsession (which usually becomes unimportant as soon as they have it) usually then morphs into a burning desire for more of whatever they were obsessed with, as they enter into a period of greed for a span ranging from three years to three decades. After acquiring an excess of their desires, they often enter a short period of sloth, generally feel that they have “arrived” - regardless, they become exceedingly arrogant and boasting about their prowess and ability to any they can reach to obnoxious (and often brutal) degrees. At some point, an oni’s desire to procreate becomes so overwhelming that lust clouds rational thinking and an oni spends decades spawning as many oni as possible. Oni that edit their first century usually calm down enough to be rational creatures once again, now fortified with a lifetime of indulgence in the necessary tools of their existence, the seven sins of shadow.

Though born with the knowledge they are mortal, an oni’s maximum natural lifespan has never been fully measured; in all cases, they have eventually been killed in violence or as a result of overindulgence or accident. Most oni’s die within their first century, and some oni’s never progress out of earlier stages of sin into greater oni maturity, and often an oni will forget about its fate to cycle through the seven sins, but all oni’s that survive inevitably eventually go lust-mad for at least a year (typically flooding the creature with wrath, envy, greed, and pride, and typically leading to a small period of sloth thereafter). Otherwise, their life cycle is fairly standard, and some oni have been whispered to live for hundreds of years.

Oni are sentient, naturally powerful, and otherwise as varied as any sentient creature - perhaps even more so. Though they come in a broad variety of forms, most regional groups tend to have a similar set of forms or consistent kinds of features. Oni are large sized and generally humanoid, though with physical feature not typically found in most humanoids. Most oni take one or two levels of adepts and three to six levels of warrior. Oni only rarely are experts, and almost always after at least a few levels of the other two.

Oni have Str +5, Con +3, Int +2, Wis +2, Cha +3, 40 ft. land speed, and receive the Night Vision feat as a bonus feat. Most oni have the power of flight at an equal speed to their land, though some have a sorcerous arcana instead. Oni have natural defense +3, natural toughness +2, regeneration +5 (overcome by acid or fire), and supernatural resistance equal to twice their level +4. They typically do not receive ability increases at first level.

Not entirely satisfied, and this was written on my phone just now (so errors likely abound), but it’s the basic idea. Bear in mind that Blue Rose has no ability scores as used in PF/3rd: what we call ability modifiers are what it calls ability scores. This is made using the original BR rules (predating True20).


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All I know is, White Zombie and Rob Zombie are not equal.

One is definitely better than the other.


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Latest character concept: Roger The Wonder Orc, a half-orc cleric of Tyr who wears a curly powdered judge's wig and speaks entirely in unintentional double entendres.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Latest character concept: Roger The Wonder Orc, a half-orc cleric of Tyr who wears a curly powdered judge's wig and speaks entirely in unintentional double entendres.

Can he have Jeremy Clarkson Thufir Hawat eyebrows to better arch and waggle at the entendres?


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Vanykrye wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Huh?

Ok, I am missing something here...

Freehold wrote:
Yeah I'm a bit lost.

DQ made it fairly clear she wasn't a fan of the (band)(individual) naming convention as it reduced the individual's accomplishments and disrespected what they achieved beyond being in that one particular band.

It seems to me, and if I'm off-base I apologize, that VE's post, still running with that idea, was over-the-top for DQ.

We all have different limits with different subjects, and at different times some things feel very personal. Everyone else isn't always aware of it at the time.

I...wasn't making fun of her at all. I thought she had a good point and was extending the satire to it's natural conclusion.

Apparently I have to walk on eggshells all the time, now, even when I'm not trying to push an envelope.

By all means, allow me to voluntarily egress before pushing someone else out, since apparantly I'm a jerk when I even playfully agree with someone.


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Yay for NOT tearing a knee ligament! (It was close)

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My sinusus are full of crud and I have a fever


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We were originally supposed to put in four 600 pound steps.

We're now at 10 and I'm picking up an 11th.


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Woran wrote:
My sinusus are full of crud and I have a fever

It sounds like you've got the flu.


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Spacecaptain Pillbug Lebowski wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Latest character concept: Roger The Wonder Orc, a half-orc cleric of Tyr who wears a curly powdered judge's wig and speaks entirely in unintentional double entendres.
Can he have Jeremy Clarkson Thufir Hawat eyebrows to better arch and waggle at the entendres?

Good idea!

Or maybe his sideburns will writhe lasciviously...


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Huh?

Ok, I am missing something here...

Freehold wrote:
Yeah I'm a bit lost.

DQ made it fairly clear she wasn't a fan of the (band)(individual) naming convention as it reduced the individual's accomplishments and disrespected what they achieved beyond being in that one particular band.

It seems to me, and if I'm off-base I apologize, that VE's post, still running with that idea, was over-the-top for DQ.

We all have different limits with different subjects, and at different times some things feel very personal. Everyone else isn't always aware of it at the time.

I...wasn't making fun of her at all. I thought she had a good point and was extending the satire to it's natural conclusion.

Apparently I have to walk on eggshells all the time, now, even when I'm not trying to push an envelope.

By all means, allow me to voluntarily egress before pushing someone else out, since apparantly I'm a jerk when I even playfully agree with someone.

No, you USED to be a jerk, when you still lived in Florida. Nowadays you're actually pretty cool to hear from.

I'm still a jerk and say stupid s**t that triggers other people all the danged time. (Miss you, Lynora, in case you're silently following.)

NH does it with being "more fiscally responible than thou" for some folks. Cap does it with his sense of humor for others. Freehold does it with the sexcapade cheerleaderishness for others. They don't take their dice and their cheetos and go home, they learn that other people have different sensitivities.

Good grief.

DeathQuaker, VE is an alright guy. His sense of humor is kinda like Bill Hicks, you can't take it too personally (unless you work in advertising) and please do stick around. I like you.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Huh?

Ok, I am missing something here...

Freehold wrote:
Yeah I'm a bit lost.

DQ made it fairly clear she wasn't a fan of the (band)(individual) naming convention as it reduced the individual's accomplishments and disrespected what they achieved beyond being in that one particular band.

It seems to me, and if I'm off-base I apologize, that VE's post, still running with that idea, was over-the-top for DQ.

We all have different limits with different subjects, and at different times some things feel very personal. Everyone else isn't always aware of it at the time.

I...wasn't making fun of her at all. I thought she had a good point and was extending the satire to it's natural conclusion.

Apparently I have to walk on eggshells all the time, now, even when I'm not trying to push an envelope.

By all means, allow me to voluntarily egress before pushing someone else out, since apparantly I'm a jerk when I even playfully agree with someone.

I didn't think you were trying to make fun of DQ either, but obviously DQ took it differently than you intended it to be. Different people, different limits on different subjects at different times.

I see it as a miscommunication through a text-based medium, and I see no need for either party to step away based solely on this, as long as both parties are amenable.

And with that, my self-imposed mediation "responsibilities" are basically at an end. You two can talk it out in PMs.


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lisamarlene wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Huh?

Ok, I am missing something here...

Freehold wrote:
Yeah I'm a bit lost.

DQ made it fairly clear she wasn't a fan of the (band)(individual) naming convention as it reduced the individual's accomplishments and disrespected what they achieved beyond being in that one particular band.

It seems to me, and if I'm off-base I apologize, that VE's post, still running with that idea, was over-the-top for DQ.

We all have different limits with different subjects, and at different times some things feel very personal. Everyone else isn't always aware of it at the time.

I...wasn't making fun of her at all. I thought she had a good point and was extending the satire to it's natural conclusion.

Apparently I have to walk on eggshells all the time, now, even when I'm not trying to push an envelope.

By all means, allow me to voluntarily egress before pushing someone else out, since apparantly I'm a jerk when I even playfully agree with someone.

No, you USED to be a jerk, when you still lived in Florida. Nowadays you're actually pretty cool to hear from.

I'm still a jerk and say stupid s**t that triggers other people all the danged time. (Miss you, Lynora, in case you're silently following.)

NH does it with being "more fiscally responible than thou" for some folks. Cap does it with his sense of humor for others. Freehold does it with the sexcapade cheerleaderishness for others. They don't take their dice and their cheetos and go home, they learn that other people have different sensitivities.

Good grief.

DeathQuaker, VE is an alright guy. His sense of humor is kinda like Bill Hicks, you can't take it too personally (unless you work in advertising) and please do stick around. I like you.

And this was very well said.

LM is horrible. ;)

That's the take-away from this.


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How to Impress Children

Kid 1: hushed whisper Quick, look up Double-Edge.
Kid 2: I'm trying!
Kid 1: I need to see what it does!
Me: without looking up It's a stronger Tackle that does recoil damage to you when you use it. It's not worth it. Now close your game and work on your career exploration assignment.
Kids 1&2: stare


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That is a fantastic response. Always leave the kids in awe of you.


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Scintillae wrote:

How to Impress Children

Kid 1: hushed whisper Quick, look up Double-Edge.
Kid 2: I'm trying!
Kid 1: I need to see what it does!
Me: without looking up It's a stronger Tackle that does recoil damage to you when you use it. It's not worth it. Now close your game and work on your career exploration assignment.
Kids 1&2: stare

you would be the teacher I liked, but never said I liked. Because you likely knew what I was up to before I did.


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lisamarlene wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Huh?

Ok, I am missing something here...

Freehold wrote:
Yeah I'm a bit lost.

DQ made it fairly clear she wasn't a fan of the (band)(individual) naming convention as it reduced the individual's accomplishments and disrespected what they achieved beyond being in that one particular band.

It seems to me, and if I'm off-base I apologize, that VE's post, still running with that idea, was over-the-top for DQ.

We all have different limits with different subjects, and at different times some things feel very personal. Everyone else isn't always aware of it at the time.

I...wasn't making fun of her at all. I thought she had a good point and was extending the satire to it's natural conclusion.

Apparently I have to walk on eggshells all the time, now, even when I'm not trying to push an envelope.

By all means, allow me to voluntarily egress before pushing someone else out, since apparantly I'm a jerk when I even playfully agree with someone.

No, you USED to be a jerk, when you still lived in Florida. Nowadays you're actually pretty cool to hear from.

I'm still a jerk and say stupid s**t that triggers other people all the danged time. (Miss you, Lynora, in case you're silently following.)

NH does it with being "more fiscally responible than thou" for some folks. Cap does it with his sense of humor for others. Freehold does it with the sexcapade cheerleaderishness for others. They don't take their dice and their cheetos and go home, they learn that other people have different sensitivities.

Good grief.

DeathQuaker, VE is an alright guy. His sense of humor is kinda like Bill Hicks, you can't take it too personally (unless you work in advertising) and please do stick around. I like you.

roots around for pompoms


Woran wrote:
My sinusus are full of crud and I have a fever

I... really hope you get better, soon!

That suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks.


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My relief is here. Going home. Have a good day, everyone.


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Trust me, for every person that thinks I'm a jerk, I think about it ten times as much when I'm alone. It isn't a pretty picture in the mental mirror.

Thus the house-of-cards level unstable buildup of false pride in an attempt to make myself seem less...
...well I mean nobody would want to talk to me if I just whined about how much I think I suck. At least in person this is the case. So, less of that.

...and I like to think Daniel Tosh, Dan Cummins, and Katt Williams are my spirit comedians. Bill Hicks used comedy more to rant publicly than to be funny. Kinda like late in life Carlin.

...
...
...waitaminute. I do that. Damnit.

Hey, are you saying I make good points but am not laugh out loud but more chuckling agreements funny?

I...don't know how to respond.


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Oh, teens.

Last Week, Zelda's Boy: Yep we play at Normal West on Monday.

Today, just a few minutes ago, Zelda's Boy: They're having me play on the freshman team tonight instead. Some of them are injured, so they need me to fill in. We're playing in Mt. Zion instead.

Normal West...35 minutes from me.
Mt. Zion...about an hour and 45.


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Vanykrye wrote:

Oh, teens.

Last Week, Zelda's Boy: Yep we play at Normal West on Monday.

Today, just a few minutes ago, Zelda's Boy: They're having me play on the freshman team tonight instead. Some of them are injured, so they need me to fill in. We're playing in Mt. Zion instead.

Normal West...35 minutes from me.
Mt. Zion...about an hour and 45.

he should be playing in Abnormal East.


So: I'm trying to find a good name, but I'm really bad at it.

The idea is for a Blue Rose campaign with a home brew element.

Though the system lacks any Prestige class, this is supposed to be an order of Prestigious organizations that follow similar concepts (more of a "character build to qualify for organization" than "this class for specific ability set").

The one I'm stuck at is the name for a variant of the soul bow (a ranged prestige class variant of the soul knife class).

The theming is built around the cryston item: a kind of wisdom-based laser wand that deals non-lethal damage to most; and is harmless to objects; but deals lethal damage to any aberrants, dark fiends (they're just fiends with "dark" put in front for unknown), shadowspawn (think creatures such as monstrous humanoids), and unliving (literally just undead).

So a soul knife that's actually a ranged effect that comes innately from the person instead of needing the cryston item, but otherwise follows the rules laid out above.

So...

> Soul Cryston
> Cryson soul
> Cryssoul ew, no
> Soul Sniper
> Spirit Ray

... none of those really work for various, "that name seems dumb to me" reasons. I might just be silly and not able to see a good name, but they really don't seem to work for me.

The original was "soul bow" which doesn't work, as this is re-themed around crystons instead of bows (which do exist, but function more like they do in the base game).

So any ideas for a better name? It doesn't need "soul" or "cryston" in it, but I'm trying to avoid specific items that really aren't represented well, while still getting across the concept (a kind of inherent "laser beam of anti-evil" power utilizing feats or arcane abilities that provide various bonuses to enhance the central "laser beam from the soul - instead of from a wand - that hurts bad guys" thing). I'm probably too hung up on the soul or spirit idea, myself, and would likely benefit from stepping away from those names, but I'm just floundering. Bonus points if you can tie it into the actual setting lore for Blue Rose!
Note: there are no actual points. Alas!


Also trying to come up with a less "dominate-y" and more "leader-y" term for Thrallherd (as this variant creates a vast telepathic network with leadership, instead of establishing an almost domination-esque control).


The Cryston Aberranthus.

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John Napier 698 wrote:
Woran wrote:
My sinusus are full of crud and I have a fever
It sounds like you've got the flu.

I think I mostly have too much snot. My nose is blocked, so I cant blow my nose, but its still running down my face :( (the snot)


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Me (to the new guy blocking my path for the third time): I can either hit the house, run over that shovel or run you over. I'm definitely not hitting the house, and that's a new shovel, so you might want to move

New Guy: Wait? What!?

"Dirt": I wouldn't test him, dude! I heard he was gonna have the football players knife fight for a rideback to the shop this summer!


Tacticslion wrote:

So: I'm trying to find a good name, but I'm really bad at it.

The idea is for a Blue Rose campaign with a home brew element.

Though the system lacks any Prestige class, this is supposed to be an order of Prestigious organizations that follow similar concepts (more of a "character build to qualify for organization" than "this class for specific ability set").

The one I'm stuck at is the name for a variant of the soul bow (a ranged prestige class variant of the soul knife class).

The theming is built around the cryston item: a kind of wisdom-based laser wand that deals non-lethal damage to most; and is harmless to objects; but deals lethal damage to any aberrants, dark fiends (they're just fiends with "dark" put in front for unknown), shadowspawn (think creatures such as monstrous humanoids), and unliving (literally just undead).

So a soul knife that's actually a ranged effect that comes innately from the person instead of needing the cryston item, but otherwise follows the rules laid out above.

So...

> Soul Cryston
> Cryson soul
> Cryssoul ew, no
> Soul Sniper
> Spirit Ray

... none of those really work for various, "that name seems dumb to me" reasons. I might just be silly and not able to see a good name, but they really don't seem to work for me.

The original was "soul bow" which doesn't work, as this is re-themed around crystons instead of bows (which do exist, but function more like they do in the base game).

So any ideas for a better name? It doesn't need "soul" or "cryston" in it, but I'm trying to avoid specific items that really aren't represented well, while still getting across the concept (a kind of inherent "laser beam of anti-evil" power utilizing feats or arcane abilities that provide various bonuses to enhance the central "laser beam from the soul - instead of from a wand - that hurts bad guys" thing). I'm probably too hung up on the soul or spirit idea, myself, and would likely benefit from...

Soul/spiritfire (not a fire but it burns away the bad things)

Soul/spiritbeam
Radiant (because laser/against dark)
Soul/spiritarc (as in lightning arc)

Quote:
Also trying to come up with a less "dominate-y" and more "leader-y" term for Thrallherd (as this variant creates a vast telepathic network with leadership, instead of establishing an almost domination-esque control).

Mindcaptain

Battlemind
Soulguide


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In other news, victory was mine tonight, thanks to the winning combination of shiny shield and dagger. The spoils? A bottle of Suspicious Mead and a drinking horn, so very well worth it.


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Tacticslion wrote:

So: I'm trying to find a good name, but I'm really bad at it.

The idea is for a Blue Rose campaign with a home brew element.

Though the system lacks any Prestige class, this is supposed to be an order of Prestigious organizations that follow similar concepts (more of a "character build to qualify for organization" than "this class for specific ability set").

The one I'm stuck at is the name for a variant of the soul bow (a ranged prestige class variant of the soul knife class).

The theming is built around the cryston item: a kind of wisdom-based laser wand that deals non-lethal damage to most; and is harmless to objects; but deals lethal damage to any aberrants, dark fiends (they're just fiends with "dark" put in front for unknown), shadowspawn (think creatures such as monstrous humanoids), and unliving (literally just undead).

So a soul knife that's actually a ranged effect that comes innately from the person instead of needing the cryston item, but otherwise follows the rules laid out above.

So...

> Soul Cryston
> Cryson soul
> Cryssoul ew, no
> Soul Sniper
> Spirit Ray

... none of those really work for various, "that name seems dumb to me" reasons. I might just be silly and not able to see a good name, but they really don't seem to work for me.

The original was "soul bow" which doesn't work, as this is re-themed around crystons instead of bows (which do exist, but function more like they do in the base game).

So any ideas for a better name? It doesn't need "soul" or "cryston" in it, but I'm trying to avoid specific items that really aren't represented well, while still getting across the concept (a kind of inherent "laser beam of anti-evil" power utilizing feats or arcane abilities that provide various bonuses to enhance the central "laser beam from the soul - instead of from a wand - that hurts bad guys" thing). I'm probably too hung up on the soul or spirit idea, myself, and would likely benefit from...

Angel Blade?

Winged Shard?
Hawk-knife?

All three of whom supported 'Diamond Head' on their 1987-1994 tour of Belgium.


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Maybe it's because it's what I've been using for the last ten odd years but it takes me way less time making a character for Pathfinder Classic then it does for 2nd edition.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Maybe it's because it's what I've been using for the last ten odd years but it takes me way less time making a character for Pathfinder Classic then it does for 2nd edition.

that's because the original is the best.


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Limeylongears wrote:

Angel Blade?

Winged Shard?
Hawk-knife?

All three of whom supported 'Diamond Head' on their 1987-1994 tour of Belgium.

How did you get that word past the swear filter?


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Pillbug... In... SPACE!!! wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

Angel Blade?

Winged Shard?
Hawk-knife?

All three of whom supported 'Diamond Head' on their 1987-1994 tour of Belgium.

How did you get that word past the swear filter?

G~~~&%n it, I bet it was Bill, or Tom! Those f~~#ers!!


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Tacticslion wrote:

So: I'm trying to find a good name, but I'm really bad at it.

...The one I'm stuck at is the name for a variant of the soul bow (a ranged prestige class variant of the soul knife class).

The theming is built around the cryston item: a kind of wisdom-based laser wand that deals non-lethal damage to most; and is harmless to objects; but deals lethal damage to any aberrants, dark fiends (they're just fiends with "dark" put in front for unknown), shadowspawn (think creatures such as monstrous humanoids), and unliving (literally just undead).

So a soul knife that's actually a ranged effect that comes innately from the person instead of needing the cryston item, but otherwise follows the rules laid out above.

Sounds like the the cryptic's disrupt pattern ability, so maybe a disrupt-, breech-, unmake-, unweave-themed name?

Edit: To Prime Material mortals, all those creature types -- aberrants, dark fiends, shadowspawn, and the unliving -- are aberrations, things from beyond, or things that shouldn't exist. Perhaps the su/sp ranged effect magically imposes the wielder's concept of normality upon the affected creature? Like the wielder is the ultimate sophist psionically reweaving/unmaking the affected creature to fit the wielder's concept of reality? Maybe there is a themed name in there.

Edit 2: Or maybe it's a form of the cryston wielder treating reality as a simulation and just hacking the code to corrupt* or crash the affected creature?

* Edit 2a: Which is how you get things like MissingNos and FCon Monsters.

Tacticslion wrote:
Also trying to come up with a less "dominate-y" and more "leader-y" term for Thrallherd (as this variant creates a vast telepathic network with leadership, instead of establishing an almost domination-esque control).

Nexus?


Formula D league was tonight. We finished the Elkhart Lake race. In the first half of the race, 3 of the 10 starters crashed. Tonight 5 more crashed. Only 2 cars actually crossed the finish line. And mine was the second. I was in 7th place, and 5 of the cars ahead of me crashed out as I slowly puttered around the track nursing my seriously damaged engine for 2 laps. By the end of the race, there were 31 pieces of debris on the field, which is insane since most races have maybe 12 to 15 pieces.

Hopefully the next race (on the Detroit track) will be less of a demolition derby.


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This is b~~$&##+. I went to McDonald's and order "two large fries" and they gave me a whole bunch of little ones.

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