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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16

"It is said the bridal shower began in the Netherlands as a way to provide needed household goods to a Dutch woman who wished to marry a poor miller instead of the wealthy farmer her father picked out for her. Her father refused to provide a dowry unless she married the man he chose, so the villagers came together to "shower" the woman with small gifts of household items so she could marry the miller. This is only one of several origin stories, however, as the true origin of the custom remains obscure."


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Those damn Dutch with their windmills and tulips! Always inventing things!

Shakes fist in Heston

Scarab Sages

Ragadolf wrote:
What is WRONG with the weather this year!?!?!? ;P

Well, now you're just talking crazy.

RPG Superstar 2012

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Celestial Healer wrote:
The actual event is one week away (Dec 4)! I am looking forward to the event, but not so much to the week between now and then.

Early Congratulations!

I hope this week is relatively stress free for you.

RPG Superstar 2012

Drejk wrote:
Monster I have not sent for the monster contest

When I read this, I thought it would have been a good fit for the Here Be Monsters contest. :)


DSXMachina wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I think those were the shower pics.

shower pics ??

I think I don't get it.
cultural diffence I guess

That's a weird linguistic thing. A wedding shower is a party. In Cis partnering cases the bridal shower is a special party for a bride and her female friends and family. Gifts are given to the bride. I'm not sure what the procedure for a non-cis shower is.

Honestly I have no idea why it is called a shower. Shower with gifts maybe? It's the only type of party in English called a 'shower'

Yep. The were pics from the wedding shower.

Even a lot of opposite-sex couples are doing the "Jack and Jill showers" these days, rather than the all-female gatherings of yesteryear. Some friends and family decided to throw us one in that vein.

Freehold was there :)

I guess I am behind the current cultural modality , but wasn't the 'batchelor party' supposedly the groom's special party?

But hey I know a lot of women have batchelorette parties now, so I guess the more parties the merrier!

You haven't been in England until you've been in a city centre on a saturday might when there's Hen-Party's about :O

Whilst stag parties aren't too much lower key....

been there,seen that

(october in Reading)


Aberzombie wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
What is WRONG with the weather this year!?!?!? ;P
Well, now you're just talking crazy.

Sooo,... It's a normal day then? ;)


Oi vay,
TOO much drama yesterday for a flippin' Monday. Seriously.

Normally I would say 'Save the drama for the Stage!' But the co-worker (teacher) yelling at me in a diva-style hissy fit was on the stage, so,... ;P

I do not get paid enough to deal with this nonsense. Seriously.

Let's just say it was a VERY long Monday, I've never been so glad to see a day end.

ALmost as glad as I'll be to see Thursday end. (Wed & Thu will be 2 very long day(s) of work, but at least these are semi-planned on!) :P

Hope everyone else's week got off to an easier start! :)

THIS is why God gave man Hard Cider. And Coffee. :)

Ooo! And swords! I also own swords,... <.< >.> :D


Trying to avoid drama today at work myself. Martial arts helps, yes it does.


Headed back to school. I will be very happy when this semester is over


One more after this and I'm done.


Freehold DM wrote:
Trying to avoid drama today at work myself. Martial arts helps, yes it does.

This is why I pick up heavy things and put them down. :-)


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Headed back to school. I will be very happy when this semester is over

Agreed, I really enjoyed being in classes and depending on the selection reading the text, everything that came with it not so much.


I'm just getting a bit thin. Three jobs and a for-hour commute to school twice a week is wearing.


The Siege of Malta - Knights of St John vs Ottoman Empire


Sharoth wrote:
The Siege of Malta - Knights of St John vs Ottoman Empire

I almost bought a book about Malta two days ago. It's still on my wish list perhaps for Christmas :-)


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Istanbuls Subterranean Tunnels and Secret Cisterns


The Object Dreams (Sweet Dreams And Goals And Objectives And Demands) predictive text interface is one of the best things ever.

Object Dreams wrote:

In Chicago I suspect the Cubs are playing the game of baseball. It’s fun to say that they are Midwesterners. I was able to go to the ballpark with my husband and some of my wife and daughter. I love the history of baseball, in fact I know nothing else.

The park was super outrageous, almost as iconic as the train station across the street diagonally from my old school. People are always so happy to pay 20 to 40 for a baseball expert to watch them beat the Cubs. It’s expensive but I had no problem being a little overboard.

I highly recommend taking a taxi to the ivy-covered outfield walls so you can enjoy hearing the outfield walls gobbling up balls that outfielders can’t even begin to describe.

In the stadium itself the fans are everywhere but so are the killer cubanos. The food is above the scoreboard. It is one of my favorite spots in the nation to watch a few people leave a hot dog in the middle of their own memories. I have always wanted to possibly get your food. I Definitely recommend taking a couple of drinks before you die hard.

I am personally a Dodgers fan, but when we sang "Take Me Out Of The Stadium," I enjoyed the architecture of my heart moving to the old-school vibe. If you sit in a twisted bread cone you can feel the energy from what Wrigley has been doing. Nothing personifies that quite like sitting behind a post-baseball experience.


I love predictive text

The new job is the great way of thinking about the future. I'm just going back out into my room and now I'm going on vacation.

I have a rough backstory penned for my grandfather who has lived with the lord of the woods and he has a great job of getting the old version of the hospital with the new book

When I'm working with you I'm going off on the bus run and have to cancel the game until mid December next year.

Scarab Sages

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Freehold DM wrote:
Trying to avoid drama today at work myself. Martial arts helps, yes it does.

When I first read this, for some reason I thought it said "martian arts".


Aberzombie wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Trying to avoid drama today at work myself. Martial arts helps, yes it does.
When I first read this, for some reason I thought it said "martian arts".

THAT would be even better! :)


Ragadolf wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Trying to avoid drama today at work myself. Martial arts helps, yes it does.
When I first read this, for some reason I thought it said "martian arts".

THAT would be even better! :)

Imagine four-armed Tharkian ju jitsu...


Great.
Now we need to write a story about the only human to train exclusively in the tharkan jujitsu style, who goes on to win the space Olympics.


He could join the Space Paralympics.


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Trying to avoid drama today at work myself. Martial arts helps, yes it does.
When I first read this, for some reason I thought it said "martian arts".

THAT would be even better! :)

Imagine four-armed Tharkian ju jitsu...

Dr Who is the only bipedal in the universe to master 4-armed Venusian Akido! :)

(WHAT?!? You already know I'm an old nerd!) ;P


Note to self. When using a very modded version of Skyrim, make sure all the mods are up to date if you have not played it in over 2 years.


Note to self working a day shift after a night shift REALLY sucks


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Aaaaaaand it's nap time


Aaaand back at work


Rainy night watching the phones.


I guess I should get some work done


But I don't wanna

(I don't wanna, baby I don't wanna)


Nap?


No naps at work


Tired. So very very tired

On the plus side, payday #1! Yay!


Patrick Curtin wrote:

Tired. So very very tired

On the plus side, payday #1! Yay!

[ninja dragon]~slips in, transfers all of the monkey's money into an unnamed Swiss bank account, then quietly slips out again~[/ninja dragon]


Yea. Tomorrow is payday for me too. Here is hoping that I go enough OT to pay all the bills and have enough left over to fix my alternator.


Sharoth wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

Tired. So very very tired

On the plus side, payday #1! Yay!

[ninja dragon]~slips in, transfers all of the monkey's money into an unnamed Swiss bank account, then quietly slips out again~[/ninja dragon]

Calls Swiss Embassy, has Sharoth declared Menace to Helvetica, gets funds from all his bank accounts transferred to MonkeyCo Holdings Ltd. in Cayman Islands


I prefer to keep my money in the Caiman Islands. That way potential thieves have to swim through crocodilian infested waters to get at my cash.


Crap...
I think I am sick.
And I am about to start a pair of double shifts.

~sigh~
Give me strength.


A must have item on everybody's Christmas List. No, it's not a trap. I don't think it is.


Wahoo! I won Safe Driving at work yesterday.

A $1000.00 bonus check. After taxes it went down to 675.00 however.

I was three for three as of yesterday.

Number 2 was hitting the mark on my annual Christmas Bonus and NUmber 3, Nabisco Reps were at Caesar's Palace handing out packages of Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies. I made off like a bandit.

I should change my name to the pigeon-bandit.


Aranna wrote:

Crap...

I think I am sick.
And I am about to start a pair of double shifts.

~sigh~
Give me strength.

Of course you are sick. You hang out here. ~thinks~ Oh! You mean physically sick. That does suck. I hope you feel better and good luck at work.


Aranna wrote:

Crap...

I think I am sick.
And I am about to start a pair of double shifts.

~sigh~
Give me strength.

Positive waves! My only suggestion is get some zinc. I swear by it. I haven't gotten sick in two years with 50 mg a day.


BluePigeon wrote:

Wahoo! I won Safe Driving at work yesterday.

A $1000.00 bonus check. After taxes it went down to 675.00 however.

I was three for three as of yesterday.

Number 2 was hitting the mark on my annual Christmas Bonus and NUmber 3, Nabisco Reps were at Caesar's Palace handing out packages of Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies. I made off like a bandit.

I should change my name to the pigeon-bandit.

Gratz! A merry Christmas indeed!


BluePigeon wrote:
A must have item on everybody's Christmas List. No, it's not a trap. I don't think it is.

That's.... that's truly monstrous!


So, just floating this out there. I keep revisiting my idea of a Suicide Squad-style mission where the PCs get to play super-evil characters enlisted against their will to perform a mission. I'm thinking just before Christmas I'll be pulling the trigger. I'm floating out here in the Treefort to see if there is any interest before I broaden the recruitment.

The bones of the story will be the old 3.0 adventure City of the Spider Queen. I'll need one player to assume the role of 'handler', basically ensuring that the other PCs stay on target. That person would have to be LN, or perhaps a very principled LE. The others? Well, this is the chance to play a fairly-high-level villainous character using any 3pp material you can find. I'm going to try and unearth my Book of Vile Darkness for this as well.

Players would start off in some sort of fantasy-based SuperMax prison designed to hold highly-skilled and magical beings.

Motives could be anything. You could just want to escape. Perhaps indulge in whatever vile things your character is famous for. Suborn and convert the drow to your foul gods.

I'll keep y'all posted


Patrick Curtin wrote:

So, just floating this out there. I keep revisiting my idea of a Suicide Squad-style mission where the PCs get to play super-evil characters enlisted against their will to perform a mission. I'm thinking just before Christmas I'll be pulling the trigger. I'm floating out here in the Treefort to see if there is any interest before I broaden the recruitment.

The bones of the story will be the old 3.0 adventure City of the Spider Queen. I'll need one player to assume the role of 'handler', basically ensuring that the other PCs stay on target. That person would have to be LN, or perhaps a very principled LE. The others? Well, this is the chance to play a fairly-high-level villainous character using any 3pp material you can find. I'm going to try and unearth my Book of Vile Darkness for this as well.

Players would start off in some sort of fantasy-based SuperMax prison designed to hold highly-skilled and magical beings.

Motives could be anything. You could just want to escape. Perhaps indulge in whatever vile things your character is famous for. Suborn and convert the drow to your foul gods.

I'll keep y'all posted

I'm down for the game. I could go for being the handler, or I could bring back this guy (or even this guy).


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The game sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I could handle the evil. I feel guilty about pulling the wings off butterflies in Skyrim.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Treppa wrote:

The game sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I could handle the evil. I feel guilty about pulling the wings off butterflies in Skyrim.

Dawwwww,

*hugs the Treppa*

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