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It appears you have Netflix!

If so, have you seen the eleven episode Netflix original Voltron? If so, what did you think of it?

If not, it's pretty good - especially for how short it is!

But, uh, if you'd feel compelled to get the other Voltron stuff there is beyond that, I don't know that I'd recommend it* (Voltron is great, but I don't want you to get trapped into something you don't want to get too wrapped up in). That said, be aware that it's Season One and it leaves you wanting more - Season Two will be coming out next year, starting January.

* The Netflix series is entirely stand-alone. It's a re-imagining/ret-con from the ground up of the Voltron mythos.

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I do have Netflix!

I have not seen the new Voltron. Voltron was a show I watched and enjoyed as a kid. I try not to watch shows I liked as a kid because I have rewatched a couple and they were terrible and I am afraid that will be the case for many more of them. I would rather just remember them as shows I enjoyed than realize they are awful.

If it's a stand alone reboot I may watch it though.


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Favorite part of The Icewind Dale Trilogy.

Favorite member of clan Battlehammer not Bruenor.

Favorite character from The Finder's Stone Trilogy.

How many of your characters perished in Myth Drannor (I personally stopped counting after twenty or so).

Favorite Harper series book, or books.

Favorite Dale.


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When you are sick, what is one of the first things you think of to help "take care of it"? What do you usually do instead (if it differs)? Do you have any general advice different from those?

Related (sort of): do you have allergies? If so, to what?
(Pollen and cars for me.)


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Dragonlance is my favorite, by far, of the D and D worlds. It resonates with me, probably because it was the first set of fantasy novels I read as a kid that had an equivalent to D and D, even though I liked the Hobbit, it wasnt the same.

Raistlin is my favorite of the Heroes of the Lance. I didnt really like Sturm all that much until I read the Lost Chronicles and they developed him a bit more.

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I love the Icewind Dale trilogy (I also love the Icewind Dale game, more than Baldur's Gate in fact)! I think the fight against Shimmergloom is my favorite part, though I do like the one against Icingdeath a lot too.

The Pwents aren't technically Clan Battlehammer but Thibbledorf is really close to Bruenor so I like to think of him as part of the clan, so Thibbledorf Pwent.

It has been a very long time since I read the Finder's Stone trilogy. I remember liking Alias and Giogiorgi (sp?) a lot. I know Dragonbait is a fan favorite but I don't remember much about him beyond he was a bipedal dinosaur so I think he never really stood out to me.

Oof, I don't have a number, but it was more than a few!

My favorite Harpers book was Red Magic. I really like Arilyn Moonblade though so those 5 books qualify too. I enjoyed The Parched Sea a lot too.

My favorite Dale is probably Deepingdale or Mistlevale. They are both pretty pleasant peaceful places and I do enjoy the more half elfy theme of Deepingdale.

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When I am sick I drink a lot of orange juice and sleep. I have been in retail most of my life and so have spent most of my life without health insurance. So I don't go to doctors unless I am convinced something is so serious it could be potentially terminal, and I have a bad habit of not getting/taking medicines. I've not had anything besides a broken arm that a couple of days of drinking tons of orange juice and sleeping 18 hours a day hasn't been able to fix. My body is pretty resilient I guess. I know this is a really terrible way to deal will illness, but it is how I have spent most of my life and is a hard habit to break.

I do not have any allergies I am aware of. Sometimes when I eat onions I get some stomach cramping and heaving so I may have some kind of onion allergy, or maybe my stomach just doesn't like them. But that is the closest I have to an allergy.

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Raistlin grew on me a lot as I read more of the stories. Initially I didn't like him much and thought he was a big jerk. Later I stopped feeling that way about him, but he started to seem very tragic to me. Caramon and Tika have always been my favorites, and I was happy they settled down and had a happy life.

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I can definitely see that with Dragonlance, in a lot of ways it does feel more D&D than many other settings. Things were a little flipped for me. I read a lot of books before I discovered D&D so roleplaying was more how I could express my own stories in these worlds I read about and the novels less about capturing a D&D feel. (I meant to put that in my above post, sorry about the separate posts)


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I can definitely see that with Dragonlance, in a lot of ways it does feel more D&D than many other settings. Things were a little flipped for me. I read a lot of books before I discovered D&D so roleplaying was more how I could express my own stories in these worlds I read about and the novels less about capturing a D&D feel. (I meant to put that in my above post, sorry about the separate posts)

This is definitely true for me. Growing up in a conservative southern home, D&D (and similar games) were, at one time, considered evil. Only by patience and research did I come to understand them. And by that point, it was more about making my own stories (I loved stories) than making "D&D" (which is one of the reasonsnevermindI'llnottalmabouteditionshere), and thus became introduced to the game first and published settings later.

What is one of your favorite campaigns in FR? Who ran it? Did you have a character; and if so, who were they?

You mentioned retail: what kind of jobs have you wonder (if you feel like sharing)?
Mine have mostly been temp jobs, a job as a hospital office gopher (less exciting than it sounds; I was data entry and minor tasks and never saw anything but offices and cubicles), volunteer work, a Proffessor's assistant (unfortunately I wasted my time; I regret that); and for Eckard Drugs (back when they existed), and Barnes and Noble. I worked as a teacher for a year, but stopped that to become a stay-at-home. :)


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Bah: I'm allergic to "cats" not "cars"... >..>

(Traffic, on the other hand, has been known to cause redness, irritation, and increase of blood pressure...)

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I come from a very devoutly Catholic family, so there was some of that in mine as well. Fortunately I have some older cousins who pioneered the way for me (and are largely responsible for me getting into fantasy to begin with).

My favorite campaign was a pretty short lived one that I played with one of the previously mentioned cousins when I was in college, so it was a 3rd edition game (3e had pretty recently been released at that time). The GM was an exchange student from France who ran a really good game. It was also the beginning of me getting into the UNM Gamers club where I met a lot of neat folks. My character was an Air Genasi rogue. He was one of my very few characters who was not human (hear that John, I played a not human!).

I had my first job as a freshman in high school. My parent had to sign a parental consent form because I was underage. I worked after school at the grocery store in the town where I went to school. I began as a courtesy clerk and over the 4 years I worked there became a cashier. After that I worked at CompUSA at their customer service desk while I was going to UNM. I moved on to Borders Books and Music where I worked for may years. I was hired as a temp on the IPT team (the inventory team). They liked me and kept me on as a bookseller/IPT. I worked there for many years until the company liquidated. At that time I was the IPT/Warehouse manager. I went from there to Barnes and Noble (they couldn't wait to hire Borders employees), but that was only part time and wouldn't pay the bills so I was only there for 6 months. I then went on to be the front end manager at Harbor Freight Tools where I worked until I got hired with Paizo.

I grew up in a rural area so I drive a lot and feel pretty helpless without my car but I really really hate lots of traffic, and city rush hour traffic...


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Diego Valdez wrote:
I come from a very devoutly Catholic family, so there was some of that in mine as well. Fortunately I have some older cousins who pioneered the way for me (and are largely responsible for me getting into fantasy to begin with).

Hahah! Yeah. For me, it was Highschool friends and the advent of the Internet, and rumor-investigation things for research purposes.

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My favorite campaign was a pretty short lived one that I played with one of the previously mentioned cousins when I was in college, so it was a 3rd edition game (3e had pretty recently been released at that time). The GM was an exchange student from France who ran a really good game. It was also the beginning of me getting into the UNM Gamers club where I met a lot of neat folks. My character was an Air Genasi rogue. He was one of my very few characters who was not human (hear that John, I played a not human!).

Congratulations! I tend to have the opposite problem: I don't know of a couple of games that I've played a genuinely normal human for more than a few sessions (though, to be fair, those weren't my fault: the games just didn't continue due to scheduling or other issues).

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I had my first job as a freshman in high school. My parent had to sign a parental consent form because I was underage. I worked after school at the grocery store in the town where I went to school. I began as a courtesy clerk and over the 4 years I worked there became a cashier. After that I worked at CompUSA at their customer service desk while I was going to UNM. I moved on to Borders Books and Music where I worked for may years. I was hired as a temp on the IPT team (the inventory team). They liked me and kept me on as a bookseller/IPT. I worked there for many years until the company liquidated. At that time I was the IPT/Warehouse manager. I went from there to Barnes and Noble (they couldn't wait to hire Borders employees), but that was only part time and wouldn't pay the bills so I was only there for 6 months. I then went on to be the front end manager at Harbor Freight Tools where I worked until I got hired with Paizo.

AWESOME! :D

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I grew up in a rural area so I drive a lot and feel pretty helpless without my car but I really really hate lots of traffic, and city rush hour traffic...

Hahah! Yeah, that's... that's very accurate for me, too...

So: do you PbP? If so, do you like it? If not: what holds you back?


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I love Harbor Freight Tools!

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I have done PbPs in the past. I would like to do more of them, but I worry I won't be able to post as much as I would need to. The way my weekdays pan out I really don't have much free time to post and I wouldn't post while I am on the clock. So I am just not sure I could give it the attention I want to.

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I was not very familiar with Harbor Freight when I started there, but I have heard that exact same sentiment from just about everyone I know when I started there, and when I tell people I used to work there (and from the customers in the store too!)


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Have you seen Red v. Blue? What about RWBY? If so, what do you think?

Do you anime? If so, what kind or what are some specific shows do you prefer?

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I have seen little bits of Red v. Blue. I thought it was funny, but I didn't get all of it. I have not always been able to get 2 consoles and usually go with Playstation. I have an Xbox One now (thanks for that arm twisting Sharaya...) but I still haven't played any Halo. I have the remastered Gears of War for it as well as the Halo super special all the games updated and in one box set for it, but haven't played either yet.

I have never seen RWBY.

I have seen some anime. When I was in high school we got some things like Ghost in the Shell and Akira at the local artsy theater (The Lensic) but anime hadn't really caught on yet. It was a thing that only the kids really dedicated to it were able to get a hold of, and that wasn't my crowd. I did go see a few movies that I enjoyed but it never took more than that for me. I remember watching both the above mentioned ones, Ninja Scroll, and a movie called Perfect Blue. As far as shows go I did watch The Record of the Lodoss War, and the follow-up sort of sequel/ sort of reboot and I did really enjoy that. I can't think of others at the moment so if I did see other shows they didn't leave a big impression. I liked Ghost in the Shell enough that I have been considering getting the TV shows on iTunes.


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Have you seen Video Game High school*? If so, what do you think?

Do you know The Protomen*?

* Act One, Act Two, Official Channel

EDIT: Links!

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I miss Borders in the Uptown. :(

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I am not familiar with either of those. I will take a listen to The Protomen when I go home tonight though. They certainly seem interesting.

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I liked that Borders a lot too! I had a lot of friends there. Some of my old coworkers had transferred there when our store manager took over that store. I was at the Northetown Borders at Wyoming and Academy, but I took some shifts at Uptown when they needed help.


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I've seen some of Red vs. Blue and - as of now - Video Game High School.

I've known The Protomen for years, but I've been waiting for Act III for almost as long.

My favorite (by far) is Act II, but Act I is good, too. But the Light Up the Night Trailer is new to me and makes me both confused and happy. So daggum hyped.


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Oh: I, too, have never played Halo (any of them) - never had any of the systems to do so. I remember Ghost', Akira, and Ninja Scroll! Back in the day, it was either that or Toonami. "real" anime fans (according to the limited circle of people that I knew that considered themselves "real" - a title I always found somewhat suspicious unless someone both saw and loved those titles one was not a "real" anime fan)

I've never seen Perfect Blue, though I'm given to understanding that I sort of kind of should at some point?

Record of Lodoss War was, and remains, amazing.

Also, it's kind of silly how much I loved whatever anime dross they could get to post on the sci-fi channel. Most of it probably wasn't very good (and what was good was often - very reasonably! - censored in ways that chopped the plot to pieces, making it feel rushed or incoherent), but I would watch it as much as possible back then. And, of course, Toonami - everything I could (though I missed quite a few shows due to shipping out to college and not having tv there).

Do you have a favorite class? Second favorite?
What about a favorite non-human race to play?

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Yeah, I really liked Record of the Lodoss War! I can't believe I forgot this, but you mentioning Toonami reminded me. I watched Adult Swim on Comedy Central a lot when I was in college but usually it was more western animation stuff (Family Guy, King of the Hill, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, etc), but they did play some anime. Usually really late so I had already gone to bed when most of it came out, but I did see all of and really love Cowboy Bebop. I went to see the movie in the theater when it came out. I did see bits of Trigun and Full Metal Alchemist what way also but didn't catch the whole series for either of those, or like them as much as Cowboy Bebop.

My favorite class is the Swashbuckler. I really really like the lightly armed and armored martial type so it is a perfect fit for me. I am looking forward to giving the Sword Devil ranger archetype from the first Worldscape comic a try as that seems pretty cool! My second favorite class has rapidly become the Kineticist because there are few things I have wanted more than to play a water bender! Outside of that it is some combination of Rogue, Ranger, or Bard. I have branched out more recently but it turns out my taste in classes has remained the same.

Planetouched and Half Elves are my favorite non humans. On the off chance I am not a human I am likely a Tiefling, Half Elf, or Aasimar in that order. There was a chaos touched race in Dragon magazine called the Cansin that was right behind Tielfing as my favorite planetouched, but there is no such thing in Pathfinder.


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Cowboy Bebop was one of the most amazing shows!

It was one of two I owned the complete collection for - the other being Record of Lodoss War. Note that past tense. I do not know who has them now. :I

Half-elf and aasimar for me!
(I'm pretty must a psion, er I mean spellcaster - yes, that is waht I mean - forever, I'm afraid. I try sometimes. I really do. It never ends well, and it's never really my fault!*)

* Well, okay, there was that one time, but I was young and stupid! I mean, I'm still stupid, but you know, I was like that, but younger, so it's less likely to be condemn-able!

EDIT: Favorite Toonami show? Top three shows from Toonami? Why? If any of those are anime, if those were removed, which others would fill the slots? Top three non-Toonami western animations? (I'm okay if you want to add more than three for the purposes of reminiscing.)

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Toonami was the part of Adult Swim that happened usually after I went to bed. But I love Cowboy Bebop and that was part of it so that is number 1. I enjoyed the art style on Big O because it reminded me a lot of the Batman animated series. I don't remember much of the show but I enjoyed watching it just for the art. I did enjoy Samurai Champloo, not nearly as much as Cowboy Bebop though.

Western animation it would be the Batman animated series (I don't know if Last Airbender and Korra count as western animation, I think the art was from a studio in Korea but the the rest of the show was made domestically, but I won't include those). When I was a kid I looooooved Doug and when it switched channels it aired along with a show called Pepper Ann which I also really loved. I really liked Dino-Riders too (because really, what kid DOESN'T love that?). I recently saw some of it again because I found a full series DVD to give to my nephew for his birthday and we watched it together. Good god was it cheesy and bad. But Dinosaurs with lasers are hard to dislike even when the show is terrible (I mean I DO have Terra Nova on iTunes...) and he loved it.


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Dino Riders was awesome! That also makes me think of Dinosaucers, a different but equally cheesy franchise...

... and captain power! You don't happen to recall Captain Power do you? Either toys or show? (Well, I suppose show - I think I only ever saw the one VHS tape that came with the one toy...)


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Oh, and Avatar and Korra can count as whatever you like! They're too good to exclude! :D

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Oh, I had forgotten about Dinosaucers. I watched that a lot as a kid too! Now I am going to go home and google the intro because I only remember little bits of it. The triceratops guy stands out for some reason. I was bummed that the styracosaurus guy was a bad guy because I like styracosaurus more than triceratops.

I had a Captain Power action figure. One year for Christmas I got the ship he could sit in and it came with a VHS tape that reacted to the ship. It had a handle and a trigger which made shooting noises but if I pointed it at the TV when that VHS tape was on I could shoot the enemy ships (I have no idea how that even worked now that I think about it, I guess I'm googling that when I go home too). I still have both toys, but not the tape. There were some other figures I really wanted (I recall seeing Pilot Chase at a store) but never got them. Same for Silverhawks, I had two figures but wanted a bunch of others and never got them. I hadn't thought of either of those in years.


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Oh! Silver hawks! One of the two best intros (the other being Thundercats) of all times!

I had two Captain Power figures: Captain Power himself and a silver guy whose name I really don't know (I want to call him Silver Hawk, but I know that's incorrect; either way he came with a jet pack; I know him as "Mega Man" because he eventually came to always be Mega Man when I played with him).
((Actually, maybe he was pilot Chase? I... don't know.))

Totally agree about Dinosaucers good- and bad-guys disappointment (though I was often disappointed by which people were good guys and bad guys, design-wise).

Back to Batman the Animated Series: do you remember some favorite episodes or story arcs? Were you okay with or upset about Season four's animation style change? Did you see Batman: Mask of the Phantasm? If so, what was your opinion?

Not technically in the form of questions, but also please feel free to expound upon: Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Avatar, Korra, or Doug - all shows I've enjoyed immensely myself! I don't think I ever saw Pepper Ann, so feel free to tell me all about that, too! I'd love to hear any more ramblings. Feel free to pick a topic and post on it or whatever once a day if tackling all at once is too much or intimidating... or don't bother if you don't want to! :D

Now that I'm thinking of it, I'm not sure if I've seen Dinoriders beyond the VHS that came with that one toy set (I remember finding it in that Pawn shop and being very excited; Dad more or less managed to sneak it out of my focus and got it while I wasn't looking, but I didn't know that until I opened it at Christmas later).

Oh! One more question: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? (Any version you'd like to talk about.)


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Oh, man. So tired.

So! Question: did or do still your family ever volunteer at local church or other community things?

(Specifically reflecting my case, a Carnival.)

Do you like Carnivals?

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I loved the Batman Animated Series! I still do. My favorite arc was Robins Reckoning (because I am a Robin fan). It is the 2 part arc where the guy who killed his parents is back in town. There was also an episode with Robin getting blasted with Scarecrows fear toxin that I really really like, though I can't remember the episode name. I remember really liking Mask of the Phantasm, but it has been a really long time since I've seen it (it was not on the season DVD sets that I had).

Dino-riders had a whole 2 seasons! I had 2 VHS tapes that each had 2 episodes when I was a kid. My parents don't have them anymore so I was looking for them to buy for my nephew and that is when I discovered there was more than those 4 episodes. The second season is really short and moves to the ice age (there were apparently toys for this season as well but I don't recall seeing them in stores, only the dinosaur ones). The show is pretty terrible, but I do enjoy watching the big battles. Those are a lot of fun and just have a cool theme and aesthetic.

I watched TMNT every morning before school, so yeah, I liked it a lot. I liked the 2 movies as well (never saw the third one, and I hear it was pretty bad). Most of the action figures I had as a kid were TMNT ones. I have a handful of the comics, but need to complete the set. I also backed the boardgame kickstarter a while back and should be receiving it soon (got an email last week saying it should be shipping any time). So yeah, I'm a bit of a fan.

I come from a very devout Catholic family, but am myself not religious. My mom is part of a church group called the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She also sang in our churches choir along with her sisters. They were good enough that they used to get invited to the national Catholic convention to sing, and made a tape that was played on several national catholic/christian radio stations. It's been more than a decade since they stopped though as they are a lot more spread out than they used to be so it is hard for them to get together and practice now. They still do for some special events. Every once in a while someone from the community will ask if they will sing for their wedding or something like that and are often joined by my sister and one of my cousins when they do. The church my parents attend also runs a soup kitchen and a weekly charity bingo night that both of my parents volunteer for almost every week (and in fact the Catholic Daughters group often sponsors the bingo night).

As far as community stuff my dad has been umpiring for the local little league baseball since before I was born (he had to stop doing that a few years ago because he is getting older and has had some health issues). I played Football in high school and he became the teams statistics person and continues to do that despite his health issues and some hospital stays to this day, 17 years after I graduated.

We didn't really get carnivals where I grew up, or if we did we didn't know about them, so I think I have only been to one or 2 and I don't remember much about them, so I don't have a good answer one way or the other.


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That works! Super-sick, no questions, but hopefully talk more soon... :)

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Oh, I forgot to mention this, Both my parents are retired now but my dad works for the Archives in Espanola translating and organizing old records from the church and state government. He was doing it because it is something he enjoys as a volunteer for a while but they could not keep a volunteer in that role and whoever was doing it needed to be employed by them. My dad stepped aside so they could hire someone who needed a job, but they ended up making a position for him so he could continue to do it.


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Awesome!


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I'm alive! Yay!

(Last week left me wondering...) XD

((Not really. We were all just very sick.))

Minor aside: I love Batman: the Animate Series - that and Gargoyles were two of the best western animated shows, in my mind, until recent years.

I also love that your Dad was able to keep doing something he loved! So cool! I was never really a carnival person either - but both my wife's and my son's schools apparently really get into this sort of thing and have volunteerism and all sorts of stuff. Really interesting.

My wife is Catholic and I'm Baptist, myself. Our sons are both Christian. :D

As for TMNT, though I loved all three movies, I can fully admit that the third is the worst of the original set, though, uh, nostalgia aside... the first two weren't that great. I mean, they weren't the worst movies or anything, but, uh... not... not super-well made. But I still enjoy them! I didn't know there was a board game! Sounds cool! As for the comics, I never collected the originals - probably too violent for me when I was a kid, hence my Dad never bought them or let me - but I used to collect the daylights out of the Archie Comics series. Was my first foray into comic books, really, outside of Disney things and a random occasional one from my dad.

Is... is it wrong that I really want to grab the Season 2 Dino Riders toys and replay the Ice Age films (now with mega-gun and rider action!)...? I really need to see if I can track down and see the show - at least a few episodes! I remember those first four that came with that big box set. I think my neighbor owned it? So long ago!

And now questions:

- Have you ever done a one-on-one game? If so, how'd it go? If you were going to do so in a PF game, what type of character would you make?

- Have you ever played in a game where the PCs were monsters, as in from the Monster Manuel or Bestiary? If so, how'd it go? If you were going to in a PF game, what type of character would you make?

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So now, it seems to be my turn.

Diego, which came first, the chicken, or the egg?


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Ack!

Someone beat me!

I forgot topical holiday-themed questions!

Et cetera et cetera wrote:

Happy Halloween Adam! Hope your Halloween is spook-tacular! Time for some obligatory Halloween questions!

What is your favorite candy?

Favorite costume you've worn?

What is your favorite thing about Halloween?

And finally would you share a Halloween story?

So... ^those things^!

XD

EDIT: in case it wasn't obvious, I copy/pasted a set of questions from Adam Daigle's thread...

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I'm glad you made it!

The board game looks super cool! I can't wait for it to get here!

The Dino-Riders toys were awesome! I still have not seen one of the Ice Age ones in real life though. They would make perfect toys to play Ice Age with, I agree. The TV show isn't great. The four episodes I had were easily the strongest ones, which is likely why there weren't tapes of the rest of the series (I don't think). The battles are fun though and I still like the premise (I do own Terra Nova on itunes and hoped it would be similar in some ways, or something like Dinotopia).

I did a one on one game with Star Wars Saga once. It only lasted about 2 sessions and I can't remember what class I was. In Pathfinder I am not sure what I would be. Maybe a Magus so I could have some martial and magic and still have some survivability from the get go? Maybe a cleric.

I played a 3.5 game where we were all high level and could be any creature we wanted with with a CR plus class levels adding up to level 17 or something like that. I was a Hellfire Wyrm (don't recall which MM that was from) because I thought the picture was really cool (this is how I make a lot of my decisions in games). It was also an evil campaign. It went terribly and only lasted a few sessions before the GM gave up. I'm not keen on evil games, and wasn't super into any of it really so I likely would have dropped out anyhow.

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Dinosaurs of course, or maybe dinosaur eggs. Oh no...

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I hope Adam's Halloween was spook-tacular too!

I don't eat a while lot of candy, but when I do it is gummy things. Gummy lifesavers probably. Those are yummy.

This is going to make me sound super boring and make me everyone least favorite Paizo person, but I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was a little kid. I just don't get into the holiday as much as everyone else seems too. Every year I talk about dressing up like an X-Wing Pilot, a Starfleet Officer, a cow, or Amiri, but I never do. Maybe one day I will and I will be Amiri the Starfleet X-Wing pilot wearing a cowskin cape.

I like handing out candy to the kids who come by. I like seeing how excited they are and how neat their costumes are. I haven't got any trick or treaters since I moved here though despite my apartment complex having what I estimate to be 37 million kids. There must be something special I am supposed to be doing to alert people I have candy that I am unaware of.


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Diego Valdez wrote:

I hope Adam's Halloween was spook-tacular too!

I don't eat a while lot of candy, but when I do it is gummy things. Gummy lifesavers probably. Those are yummy.

This is going to make me sound super boring and make me everyone least favorite Paizo person, but I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was a little kid. I just don't get into the holiday as much as everyone else seems too. Every year I talk about dressing up like an X-Wing Pilot, a Starfleet Officer, a cow, or Amiri, but I never do. Maybe one day I will and I will be Amiri the Starfleet X-Wing pilot wearing a cowskin cape.

I like handing out candy to the kids who come by. I like seeing how excited they are and how neat their costumes are. I haven't got any trick or treaters since I moved here though despite my apartment complex having what I estimate to be 37 million kids. There must be something special I am supposed to be doing to alert people I have candy that I am unaware of.

It's funny: my favorite part about Halloween is the ability to dress up in costumes. That said, I have, approximately, three costumes. One of which fits. (I outgrew the others-and a sideways direction.)

That aside, I was never as big into Halloween as my contemporaries either. Probably some combination of strong conservative religious upbringing and a natural lack of desire for "scary" or "creepy" things - Lovecraft, Stoker, and some (mild) zombie stuff aside, I still defer on horror stuff (though I have specific illogical exceptions - Batman the Animated Series, for example, could be horrific sometimes with the Joker's plots in particular being horrid, especially when he dealt with chemical stuff), but usually I find it best in limited doses or in things that treat it like a joke (like Army of Darkness and Sean of the Dead).


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(from left to right) my son, my daughter's best friend, and daughter, just about to go trick-or-treating.


Diego Valdez wrote:

I'm glad you made it!

The board game looks super cool! I can't wait for it to get here!

The Dino-Riders toys were awesome! I still have not seen one of the Ice Age ones in real life though. They would make perfect toys to play Ice Age with, I agree. The TV show isn't great. The four episodes I had were easily the strongest ones, which is likely why there weren't tapes of the rest of the series (I don't think). The battles are fun though and I still like the premise (I do own Terra Nova on itunes and hoped it would be similar in some ways, or something like Dinotopia).

I did a one on one game with Star Wars Saga once. It only lasted about 2 sessions and I can't remember what class I was. In Pathfinder I am not sure what I would be. Maybe a Magus so I could have some martial and magic and still have some survivability from the get go? Maybe a cleric.

I played a 3.5 game where we were all high level and could be any creature we wanted with with a CR plus class levels adding up to level 17 or something like that. I was a Hellfire Wyrm (don't recall which MM that was from) because I thought the picture was really cool (this is how I make a lot of my decisions in games). It was also an evil campaign. It went terribly and only lasted a few sessions before the GM gave up. I'm not keen on evil games, and wasn't super into any of it really so I likely would have dropped out anyhow.

That game looks amazing!

The games sound lots of fun, over-all, except for the evil one... but, uh, the Hellfire Wyrm could have been a cool non-backstabbing kind of evil dude~!

(It's MM2, but the way. Technically still a 3rd edition product, but compatible with 3.5, and with free online errata. I may or may not have a problem. >.>)

Your decision making process sounds similar to my wife!
("If it's ugly, no thanks - I'd rather not." and similar expressions limit what kind of creatures she'll play. Though, technically, certain shapeshifters make it, even if the base form isn't ideal, and a few pass based on "coolness" - though that one's rare.)

Diego Valdez wrote:
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Dinosaurs of course, or maybe dinosaur eggs. Oh no...

By the theory of evolution: the egg (because dinosaur).

By most hardline variants of special creationism (whether divine or extraterrestrial*: the chicken (because ex nihilo creation).

* In truth, any extraterrestrial variant may or may not cop to the existence of an egg "first" - many are vague, at best, on that specific entry, and some - perhaps most - strongly overlap with evolutionary theory. But I'm referring to those who state that life as we know it (including most animals and human life) were specially created, rather than the broader "life seed" model - for those former instances, most media portrays some sort of tank, and currently we're literally talking about the possibility of printing creature parts now with near-current technology - while a tank could be defined as a kind of "egg" it certainly is not an "egg" by any standard definition; and printing an entire creature all at once obviates the need for an "egg" at all. Of course, maybe they could have printed an egg and went from there... I don't know, though, as it's not my theory. Individual mileage varies, ask your local believer.

*Ahem*

Er... uh... in case you wanted my opinion.

>.>

Diego Valdez wrote:

I hope Adam's Halloween was spook-tacular too!

I don't eat a while lot of candy, but when I do it is gummy things. Gummy lifesavers probably. Those are yummy.

This is going to make me sound super boring and make me everyone least favorite Paizo person, but I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was a little kid. I just don't get into the holiday as much as everyone else seems too. Every year I talk about dressing up like an X-Wing Pilot, a Starfleet Officer, a cow, or Amiri, but I never do. Maybe one day I will and I will be Amiri the Starfleet X-Wing pilot wearing a cowskin cape.

I like handing out candy to the kids who come by. I like seeing how excited they are and how neat their costumes are. I haven't got any trick or treaters since I moved here though despite my apartment complex having what I estimate to be 37 million kids. There must be something special I am supposed to be doing to alert people I have candy that I am unaware of.

Tacticslion wrote:

It's funny: my favorite part about Halloween is the ability to dress up in costumes. That said, I have, approximately, three costumes. One of which fits. (I outgrew the others-and a sideways direction.)

That aside, I was never as big into Halloween as my contemporaries either. Probably some combination of strong conservative religious upbringing and a natural lack of desire for "scary" or "creepy" things - Lovecraft, Stoker, and some (mild) zombie stuff aside, I still defer on horror stuff (though I have specific illogical exceptions - Batman the Animated Series, for example, could be horrific sometimes with the Joker's plots in particular being horrid, especially when he dealt with chemical stuff), but usually I find it best in limited doses or in things that treat it like a joke (like Army of Darkness and Sean of the Dead).

... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand you can tell the exact moment my ADD kicked in and I submitted an unfinished post! ... at least I finished the sentence! XD

Anyway, as I was intending to note: if there's a secret to luring (or turning away) the Trick-or-treat'ers, I never really learned it, either. It seems moderately random - this year we got six that we know of.

That Amiri costume sounds amazing though... and it would be right around the time Starfinder is released... hmmmmmmmm... ;D

Sooooooo, speaking ooooooffffffffff... Starfinder: super hype, not your cuppa, or somewhere in between?

Also related: Farscape?
Similarly: Star Gate?

(Obviously you like Star Wars - or did as a wee lad.)


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Forgotten Realms is the campaign setting that got me into gaming. Until the Spellplague stuff it was my very favorite setting, especially the 3.x version (I highly highly recommend the campaign setting book, it is one of the best put together campaign setting books you will find).

<snip>

I have also been thinking about how to get post War of the Spider Queen Eilistraee into Golarion since she is my favorite, but I think that involves a lot of adjusting on the way the Drow in Golarion are in the setting.

I can't believe I didn't ask these:

Top three favorite places in FR?

Top three favorite places to adventure (if they differ)?
It does for my wife!

Top three favorite non-villain organizations?

Top three favorite villain organizations?

Top three favorite villains?

Top three favorite non-deity NPCs?

Top three favorite novels?

Top three favorite <insert thing here>?

(Feel free to add more categories, or split a given category into multiple parts!)

And - and I know this is really difficult, but bear with me:
top three favorite things that the Spellplague added?

Top three favorite things the Spellplague took away?

Thanks!


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me! wrote:
Top three favorite things the Spellplague took away?

I realized that this could be taken two different ways - either "what did you like, but unfortunately the Spellplague removed it?" or "what did the Spellplague remove that the act removal made you (somewhat) happy (either because you didn't like it or even if you did, you felt it didn't add to the setting)?"

I'd be interested in hearing the answers to both, if you have them!


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Oh! Pick me! Pick me!

1. Bruenor Battlehammer
2. Cattie-Brie
3. Regis

The Ghost King is the worst book I've ever read and that coupled with the 100 year jump completely destroyed the Forgotten Realms for me.

I can't even look through my Grey Box Set anymore.

Sovereign Court

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It gave us the Abolethic Sovereignty, though. Bruce R Cordell's work is always excellent... even if that series was a bit of a downer.


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Kalindlara wrote:
It gave us the Abolethic Sovereignty, though. Bruce R Cordell's work is always excellent... even if that series was a bit of a downer.

I was running a psionic game based on the sovereignty and alien elements. Unfortunately, it didn't finish - they didn't even get out of the starting town, though I'd introduced some interesting rules. Basically time just fizzled it out for a while and, by the time we could play again, we were eager to get back to PF.

That said, I ran a very fun (and successful) 4E game based around the return of the Imaskari. Naturally, I started the game in... the Vilhoun Wilds. Some of the most central NPCs was the greenflame ghost of an elf wizard, and a Chosen ex-fiend of a goddess of Turmish that had arisen from an earlier 3.X game (she'd become a very important aspect of Lathander -> an important aspect of Amaunator*) - no, those don't follow very cleanly.

Anyway, one of the new PCs ended up becoming a powerful minor draconic god (she'd always been a dragon, but didn't know it at first), while another ended up "Thor" (renamed from "Trey" - a mongrelfolk who become a combination reincarnation of Ramman and Anhur fused with a sphinx his tribe once worshiped, if I recall), while another became a literal incarnation of the Plains of Purple dust/Primordail kind of thing (a "pet" project of Shar's from a different campaign finally thwarted in this one). The dragon ended up inheriting the throne of Imaskar, while Thor (along with Sharess, a home-brew deity named Crystal who'd inherited Nephthys' portfolio in an older game, Basha - the fore-mentioned goddess of Turmish -, and a cult of the Emperors) ended up part of the blended pantheon for the remaining Mulhorandi, and for Chult and Imaskar***.

Anyway, it was the best 4E game we've played.

Asterisks:

* The addition of herself as a powerful aspect of Amaunator ended up granting the Three-Faced Sun heresy a mote of legitimacy, as her early arrival** had been marked by being cursed by Shar, thus being touched by shadow - making her a kind of dusk-like sun deity. She also had ties to both Horus-Re and other gods of light around the pantheon.

** This campaign was a game featuring Basha, the "daughter" avatar of Pelor having been shoved into Faerun (it could have been anywhere by ritual - it just happened to be Faerun because I chose it as GM) by Vecna in a bid to permanently weaken the sun god (who's avatar-daughter was waging war against him, with the blessing of Mayaheine and a powerful religious figure among the Shadow Guard. She had successfully entirely eliminated his cult on one mortal world with the eradication of the last of his temples and high priest there - an epic cleric - but doing so was a trap. She actually brutally wounded Vecna and eventually he lost a divine rank in the whole shenanigan to avoid his complete destruction. She was thrust into an alien world with no connection to her "father" and no worship, and thus going to die a slow, horrifying death; but she was cursed by a powerful anti-god artifact Shar had made in ancient times past that specifically only functioned on relatively weak interloper gods - the glove clamped around her arm, injected her with and bound her to the Shadow Weave, and prevented her from leaving the material - thus weakening her further (it was intended as a powerful coercion tactic). Thus the campaign opened.

*** I suppose it's a new pantheon for Imaskar. A major part of the campaign involved taming the Celestial Nadir as a new astral realm for the new blended pantheon. Zehir was not invited into it, despite his previous place. After a "safe region" was carved from it, a section was devoted to each of the deities listed. It was... not an easy task convincing Imaskar to accept religion, and in general, the populous was still relatively atheistic; but several powerful arcane cults and a number of key members of the government were swayed over time. Similarly, there was a long campaign in Chult - part of working with Imaskar - to defeat a powerful evil there, and do so in the name of the unified pantheon, while tracing religious roots for each of the members to ancient Untheric divinity (without actually being those gods, at least not as they were).

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