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Southpaw seems to be a common thing here.


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And snow


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And yet none of you live in Wisconsin, the birthplace of D&D.

Wait, am I The Normal One..


WE GOT A NAPIER!


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Nylarthotep wrote:
And snow

So much snow.


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We're supposed to get rain and snow this weekend.


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Contractor showed up this evening and absolutely, positively promised a January 4 start date, only 19 weeks after his original scheduled date!

I figure if he actually follows through, I'm ecstatic.

GothBard is a wee bit pissed, but waiting 4 more weeks is faster than finding a new contractor.

And yeah, lockdown. But apparently because they do gas work they are considered "essential" workers and are allowed to work. And I asked about distancing and they're a 4-man crew who decided to declare each other their "social bubbles" so that they could keep working through the pandemic. Considering it's a family business I can believe it, especially considering they've worked solid for the last 9 months and not gotten a sniffle. And since we won't be interacting with them and they say they're good, I'm good.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Contractor showed up this evening and absolutely, positively promised a January 4 start date, only 19 weeks after his original scheduled date!

I figure if he actually follows through, I'm ecstatic.

GothBard is a wee bit pissed, but waiting 4 more weeks is faster than finding a new contractor.

And yeah, lockdown. But apparently because they do gas work they are considered "essential" workers and are allowed to work. And I asked about distancing and they're a 4-man crew who decided to declare each other their "social bubbles" so that they could keep working through the pandemic. Considering it's a family business I can believe it, especially considering they've worked solid for the last 9 months and not gotten a sniffle. And since we won't be interacting with them and they say they're good, I'm good.

We do that, I've only had contact with my immediate family that I live with and my co-worker (who is already a germaphobe who has only been around his wife) and one other crew who have all been similarly sequestered. So far no one in the landscaping department has gotten it.


We also have staggered start times.


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Finished off The Saga of Tanya the Evil and yeah, it finally sucked me in and I really enjoyed it.

Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, and the whole isekai thing is a horrible distraction from an otherwise-excellent series, but most of the time you can forget the isekai aspect and enjoy yourself.


Freehold DM wrote:
WE GOT A NAPIER!

What type of 'Mech am I?


About to go home. Good night, everyone.


The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain reboots live up to the originals.

Almost finished the season. They need more of the side skits imo. slappy or good feathers.


John Napier 698 wrote:
About to go home. Good night, everyone.

Night John.


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Existential Crisis C. Yesterday wrote:

And yet none of you live in Wisconsin, the birthplace of D&D.

Wait, am I The Normal One..

You do spend a lot of time talking about the weather, your job, and your kids. That is all very normal behavior...


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Existential Crisis C. Yesterday wrote:

And yet none of you live in Wisconsin, the birthplace of D&D.

Wait, am I The Normal One..

You do spend a lot of time talking about the weather, your job, and your kids. That is all very normal behavior...

CY does seem pretty normal. Almost too normal...

WHAT ARE YOU HIDING YOU SICK FREAK?!?!?!?!


... well at least no one will ever accuse gran of being normal.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
... well at least no one will ever accuse gran of being normal.

I will have you know that I am perfectly normal. Everyone else is f+*#ed up.


Existential Crisis C. Yesterday wrote:

And yet none of you live in Wisconsin, the birthplace of D&D.

Wait, am I The Normal One..

Born and raised in Chicago, with family in Kenosha. Grew up with a winter cabin outside Plattsville. My first Renn Faire ever as a little kid was King Richards just over the border. Currently I live in MN. I might not be FROM WI, but I've been D&D adjacent since I was born.

I'm also a sis white male southpaw that drinks beer, is overweight and has been divorced while living in the suburbs. I gotcher "normal" right here :)

Scarab Sages

Mark Hoover 330 wrote:

CY: as a fellow lefty, I had the experience of being schooled, grades 1-8 in a Catholic school. By the time I hit 3rd grade I was being marched down to the small office beside the boiler room to sit with Sister Eustel and learn penmanship in my right hand because the left hand was "of the devil." I'd like to say I'm exaggerating for comedic effect, but all of this really happened.

For a while I was forced to be ambidextrous, at least for writing. I could write equally well in both hands until college at which point I got "lazy."

I still remember Sister Eustel's bad coffee breath as she forced the pen into my right hand; the sound of the machinery in the next room; the old linoleum tiles and the very dim light coming in through the basement window wells. I think of all of this every time I buy a notebook with the rings on the left side meant for righties to write in.

When I think back to all the petty degradations heaped on us as kids growing up it is a wonder that any of us make it to adulthood.

My grandma was a lefty and went to catholic school so I know you're not exaggerating.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
WE GOT A NAPIER!
What type of 'Mech am I?

Similar to the new Nylarthotep and The VagrantErudite, you are a kind of medium to heavy scout with enough firepower to break some teeth in certain situations, and enough speed and armor to quietly leave if things get bad. Range is an issue for you however, its better for you to be closer than to be father away.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Existential Crisis C. Yesterday wrote:

And yet none of you live in Wisconsin, the birthplace of D&D.

Wait, am I The Normal One..

You do spend a lot of time talking about the weather, your job, and your kids. That is all very normal behavior...

CY does seem pretty normal. Almost too normal...

WHAT ARE YOU HIDING YOU SICK FREAK?!?!?!?!

dick helmets, apparently.


We need more fire support mechs. Its just NobodysHome right now and we are reaching a part of the game where he is outclassed.


Interestingly enough DEEP SIX FAWTL is comprised of medium and light mechs mostly, with an emphasis on scouting and recon, backed up by direct fire support. As stated above because of how the game is progressing we need more indirect fire support.


Indirect fire support? does gran have one yet? he's great at indirect fires.


Singed Vidmaster7 wrote:
Indirect fire support? does gran have one yet? he's great at indirect fires.

I was an upgraded Urbanmech. I believe I was destroyed.


And you need your fire to be indirect. Ya gotta arc the flame onto the target.


Freehold DM wrote:
Interestingly enough DEEP SIX FAWTL is comprised of medium and light mechs mostly, with an emphasis on scouting and recon, backed up by direct fire support. As stated above because of how the game is progressing we need more indirect fire support.

Can you get a Catapult with an Arrow-IV system?


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We completed Ruins of Azlant last night.
There is probably more to be said about that, but not right now.

I am now officially taking a hiatus from GMing while Hermione and WW take turns running their games, and instead of spending hours prepping every week, I can start working on converting my Ankh Morpork City Watch campaign to a Starfinder Absalom Station based game. Like, figuring out which alien race Angua is instead of a werewolf. Anything goes so long as it makes her an excellent tracker and feared by humans.

In the meantime, however, I'm *really* looking forward to just getting to be a player again.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Interestingly enough DEEP SIX FAWTL is comprised of medium and light mechs mostly, with an emphasis on scouting and recon, backed up by direct fire support. As stated above because of how the game is progressing we need more indirect fire support.
Can you get a Catapult with an Arrow-IV system?

I know a guy with a trebuchet, he mostly uses it for launching pumpkins.


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captain yesterday wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Interestingly enough DEEP SIX FAWTL is comprised of medium and light mechs mostly, with an emphasis on scouting and recon, backed up by direct fire support. As stated above because of how the game is progressing we need more indirect fire support.
Can you get a Catapult with an Arrow-IV system?
I know a guy with a trebuchet, he mostly uses it for launching pumpkins.

Punkin' chunkin' is a noble and honorable pastime.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Existential Crisis C. Yesterday wrote:

And yet none of you live in Wisconsin, the birthplace of D&D.

Wait, am I The Normal One..

You do spend a lot of time talking about the weather, your job, and your kids. That is all very normal behavior...

CY does seem pretty normal. Almost too normal...

WHAT ARE YOU HIDING YOU SICK FREAK?!?!?!?!

Quiet, seemingly normal guys who keep mostly to themselves in Wisconsin?

Well, starting with what Ed Gein was hiding in his barn, and Dahmer in his freezer...

All I'm saying is, anyone that skilled with a skid loader and pavers could have body parts hidden under half the fancy patios in southeastern Wisconsin, and no one would suspect a thing.

Edit: this post works much better if you imagine it being said in Cliff Claven's voice.


lisamarlene wrote:

...

Like, figuring out which alien race Angua is instead of a werewolf. Anything goes so long as it makes her an excellent tracker and feared by humans.
...

Definitely Skittermander.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Singed Vidmaster7 wrote:
Indirect fire support? does gran have one yet? he's great at indirect fires.
I was an upgraded Urbanmech. I believe I was destroyed.

You were. I miss you everyday.

I am looking for another Urbanmech.

Scarab Sages

lisamarlene wrote:

We completed Ruins of Azlant last night.

There is probably more to be said about that, but not right now.

I am now officially taking a hiatus from GMing while Hermione and WW take turns running their games, and instead of spending hours prepping every week, I can start working on converting my Ankh Morpork City Watch campaign to a Starfinder Absalom Station based game. Like, figuring out which alien race Angua is instead of a werewolf. Anything goes so long as it makes her an excellent tracker and feared by humans.

In the meantime, however, I'm *really* looking forward to just getting to be a player again.

Vlaka?


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captain yesterday wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Interestingly enough DEEP SIX FAWTL is comprised of medium and light mechs mostly, with an emphasis on scouting and recon, backed up by direct fire support. As stated above because of how the game is progressing we need more indirect fire support.
Can you get a Catapult with an Arrow-IV system?
I know a guy with a trebuchet, he mostly uses it for launching pumpkins.

Interestingly, NobodysHome is a Trebuchet.


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You never realize exactly how much of your job involves the possibility of of high velocity projectiles getting indiscriminately launched at your face until you forget your safety glasses at home and have to go back and get them.


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lisamarlene wrote:

We completed Ruins of Azlant last night.

There is probably more to be said about that, but not right now.

I am now officially taking a hiatus from GMing while Hermione and WW take turns running their games, and instead of spending hours prepping every week, I can start working on converting my Ankh Morpork City Watch campaign to a Starfinder Absalom Station based game. Like, figuring out which alien race Angua is instead of a werewolf. Anything goes so long as it makes her an excellent tracker and feared by humans.

In the meantime, however, I'm *really* looking forward to just getting to be a player again.

You did it Lisamarlene.

You did it.


Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Interestingly enough DEEP SIX FAWTL is comprised of medium and light mechs mostly, with an emphasis on scouting and recon, backed up by direct fire support. As stated above because of how the game is progressing we need more indirect fire support.
Can you get a Catapult with an Arrow-IV system?
I know a guy with a trebuchet, he mostly uses it for launching pumpkins.
Interestingly, NobodysHome is a Trebuchet.

For random piles of household crap like VHS tapes and worn-out stuffed animals filled with shrapnel.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Interestingly enough DEEP SIX FAWTL is comprised of medium and light mechs mostly, with an emphasis on scouting and recon, backed up by direct fire support. As stated above because of how the game is progressing we need more indirect fire support.
Can you get a Catapult with an Arrow-IV system?

I can. But I have no great love of Arrow IV or Sniper Artillery/Long Tom due to the miss chances. It was a true danger in earlier versions of the game, as was melee combat but both have been nerfed to be more in line with tabletop. Which, while I get, sometimes makes the game slower and far more boring/blow-yourself-up-instead-of-the-other-guy-ish.


lisamarlene wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Interestingly enough DEEP SIX FAWTL is comprised of medium and light mechs mostly, with an emphasis on scouting and recon, backed up by direct fire support. As stated above because of how the game is progressing we need more indirect fire support.
Can you get a Catapult with an Arrow-IV system?
I know a guy with a trebuchet, he mostly uses it for launching pumpkins.
Interestingly, NobodysHome is a Trebuchet.
For random piles of household crap like VHS tapes and worn-out stuffed animals filled with shrapnel.

Due to the graphics update, it does look like his missiles are just...stuff...hurled at the enemy.


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lisamarlene wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Existential Crisis C. Yesterday wrote:

And yet none of you live in Wisconsin, the birthplace of D&D.

Wait, am I The Normal One..

You do spend a lot of time talking about the weather, your job, and your kids. That is all very normal behavior...

CY does seem pretty normal. Almost too normal...

WHAT ARE YOU HIDING YOU SICK FREAK?!?!?!?!

Quiet, seemingly normal guys who keep mostly to themselves in Wisconsin?

Well, starting with what Ed Gein was hiding in his barn, and Dahmer in his freezer...

All I'm saying is, anyone that skilled with a skid loader and pavers could have body parts hidden under half the fancy patios in southeastern Wisconsin, and no one would suspect a thing.

Edit: this post works much better if you imagine it being said in Cliff Claven's voice.

What happens during the winter stays in winter, that and Menominee Falls.

And Fargo, but I was assured they changed my name.


I had my first encounter with a scylla... over 3000 hit points, comparing to 150-450 of regular pandorans, or ~1000 of the tank-sized chiron. And it started battle just a grande throw from my team. It was a miracle it wasn't a total masacre. A new turret (randomly found in scavenging mission) deployed by a technician and a priest of Anu that was one of the local defenders were key to the victory... The turret shredded the beast apart, with technician burning through his willpower to give it extra attacks, the priest was restoring willpower to the group and draining willpower from the monster with his viral rifle.

Silver Crusade

Woran wrote:
Mark Hoover 330 wrote:

CY: as a fellow lefty, I had the experience of being schooled, grades 1-8 in a Catholic school. By the time I hit 3rd grade I was being marched down to the small office beside the boiler room to sit with Sister Eustel and learn penmanship in my right hand because the left hand was "of the devil." I'd like to say I'm exaggerating for comedic effect, but all of this really happened.

For a while I was forced to be ambidextrous, at least for writing. I could write equally well in both hands until college at which point I got "lazy."

I still remember Sister Eustel's bad coffee breath as she forced the pen into my right hand; the sound of the machinery in the next room; the old linoleum tiles and the very dim light coming in through the basement window wells. I think of all of this every time I buy a notebook with the rings on the left side meant for righties to write in.

When I think back to all the petty degradations heaped on us as kids growing up it is a wonder that any of us make it to adulthood.

My grandma was a lefty and went to catholic school so I know you're not exaggerating.

My dad is left-handed, but still writes with his right hand because of those nuns 60 years ago.

I can attest that by the time I was going to Catholic schools in the late 80s, they allowed kids to write left-handed. So... progress?

Scarab Sages

Its pretty cold here today. Its almost 16:00 and its around 39F
(or 4C)


30 degrees outside here in MN at 8:57 am. The sky is gray, the tree outside my window is bare there is no wind to speak of. All of the grass is showing on my neighbors' lawns, but the green has been washed out. "It's the most, wonderful time, of the year..."

Edit: you ever go back over posts you've made on these forums and realize the exact moment you went from being Piglet to Eyore? In the immortal words of Tom Pappas, "I have."


Celestial Healer wrote:
Woran wrote:
Mark Hoover 330 wrote:

CY: as a fellow lefty, I had the experience of being schooled, grades 1-8 in a Catholic school. By the time I hit 3rd grade I was being marched down to the small office beside the boiler room to sit with Sister Eustel and learn penmanship in my right hand because the left hand was "of the devil." I'd like to say I'm exaggerating for comedic effect, but all of this really happened.

For a while I was forced to be ambidextrous, at least for writing. I could write equally well in both hands until college at which point I got "lazy."

I still remember Sister Eustel's bad coffee breath as she forced the pen into my right hand; the sound of the machinery in the next room; the old linoleum tiles and the very dim light coming in through the basement window wells. I think of all of this every time I buy a notebook with the rings on the left side meant for righties to write in.

When I think back to all the petty degradations heaped on us as kids growing up it is a wonder that any of us make it to adulthood.

My grandma was a lefty and went to catholic school so I know you're not exaggerating.

My dad is left-handed, but still writes with his right hand because of those nuns 60 years ago.

I can attest that by the time I was going to Catholic schools in the late 80s, they allowed kids to write left-handed. So... progress?

That is indeed progress but Jesus...that is wrong.


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lisamarlene wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Existential Crisis C. Yesterday wrote:

And yet none of you live in Wisconsin, the birthplace of D&D.

Wait, am I The Normal One..

You do spend a lot of time talking about the weather, your job, and your kids. That is all very normal behavior...

CY does seem pretty normal. Almost too normal...

WHAT ARE YOU HIDING YOU SICK FREAK?!?!?!?!

Quiet, seemingly normal guys who keep mostly to themselves in Wisconsin?

Well, starting with what Ed Gein was hiding in his barn, and Dahmer in his freezer...

All I'm saying is, anyone that skilled with a skid loader and pavers could have body parts hidden under half the fancy patios in southeastern Wisconsin, and no one would suspect a thing.

Edit: this post works much better if you imagine it being said in Cliff Claven's voice.

Cookies for yourself, LM. I've never made them before, but you deserve cookies.


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Grats on finishing a campaign. It should be a positive thing with a sense of accomplishment. A bit of a let down mixed with ebullition of a hopefully well done job. Feel free to ignore the following if you think it is unwanted or overly pedantic.

Something my group does after the dust settles is have a roses/thorns/buds session. The military has another term for it, but institutional scab picking is a term I have also heard used.

Basically, go through what people liked, what they disliked, and to what they look forward.

You may have to be careful with egos and presupposes that your players can handle constructive criticism, but it can be helpful to hear, for example, 'I did not like it when Tiny Valeros took the magic crab and never used it because it totally fit with my need to do Y.' Especially when it is coupled with 'I loved it when Tiny Valeros swooped down on the back of bad guy bill and executed a triple sneak attack of doom.' If egos are not up to this, then have the comments be focused only on the self. 'I loved it when I was able to do x, y, and z and your description of scene Q was great' next to 'I realize I need to be better able to keep track of where I am in the initiative so I am ready to go on my turn.'

And, if you ever do want to run again, hearing 'we want more magic items' or 'better barkeeps with whom I can flirt' may help you in future planning.

Or, as noted, you can ignore this and just be done. because being done is its own reward.


I might be reaching the point where the game stops being challengingly fun, and starts being tediously difficult, though...

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