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This past weekend's game showed a great deal of growth by the players. It seems that after many years of the near stereotypical Monty Python quotes they've moved on to Mel Brooks movies.


DSXMachina wrote:
Treppa wrote:

So, I got a bunch of food gift cards for tips (not a bad thing to regift, people), but they are at places I don't particularly like. They're not enough to treat myself and friends, I don't want to go alone for a meal, and I don't want to use a card for myself while friends pay for their meal. Also don't want to let them go to waste.

I looked up the locations of these places in the area, and all of them have a location along one major road, between two interstates.

So my friends and I are gonna pile into one car on Saturday morning and drive down that road, stopping at each place for appetizer platters to share and trying to stick to the gift card amount, so we only pay drinks and tip. It is a movable feast, a portable tapas lunch, a traveling nosh, an appetizer progressive dinner. We'll end up at the fast food joint for dessert, because they don't have appetizers but they do have ice cream and shakes.

Should be fun, and that's what matters. ;)

Like a food pub crawl! But without the alcohol, I approve :D

I don't know about the non-alcoholic part because there's no guarantee about the drinks. Except for me, because I'm driving.

Spoiler:
Because all my friends have expired licenses and license plates so they are afraid to drive.

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Treppa wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Treppa wrote:

So, I got a bunch of food gift cards for tips (not a bad thing to regift, people), but they are at places I don't particularly like. They're not enough to treat myself and friends, I don't want to go alone for a meal, and I don't want to use a card for myself while friends pay for their meal. Also don't want to let them go to waste.

I looked up the locations of these places in the area, and all of them have a location along one major road, between two interstates.

So my friends and I are gonna pile into one car on Saturday morning and drive down that road, stopping at each place for appetizer platters to share and trying to stick to the gift card amount, so we only pay drinks and tip. It is a movable feast, a portable tapas lunch, a traveling nosh, an appetizer progressive dinner. We'll end up at the fast food joint for dessert, because they don't have appetizers but they do have ice cream and shakes.

Should be fun, and that's what matters. ;)

Like a food pub crawl! But without the alcohol, I approve :D
I don't know about the non-alcoholic part because there's no guarantee about the drinks. Except for me, because I'm driving. ** spoiler omitted **

At least your friends have uncommonly good common sense! :)


Treppa wrote:

So, I got a bunch of food gift cards for tips (not a bad thing to regift, people), but they are at places I don't particularly like. They're not enough to treat myself and friends, I don't want to go alone for a meal, and I don't want to use a card for myself while friends pay for their meal. Also don't want to let them go to waste.

I looked up the locations of these places in the area, and all of them have a location along one major road, between two interstates.

So my friends and I are gonna pile into one car on Saturday morning and drive down that road, stopping at each place for appetizer platters to share and trying to stick to the gift card amount, so we only pay drinks and tip. It is a movable feast, a portable tapas lunch, a traveling nosh, an appetizer progressive dinner. We'll end up at the fast food joint for dessert, because they don't have appetizers but they do have ice cream and shakes.

Should be fun, and that's what matters. ;)

Cool. Enjoy!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
This past weekend's game showed a great deal of growth by the players. It seems that after many years of the near stereotypical Monty Python quotes they've moved on to Mel Brooks movies.

LOL.

We've always been a dirty bunch at our table.

Hardcore gaming for 3 hours and 2 hours of dirty jokes and wacky stories :-)

Sometime I can get 4 hours of gaming in if I impress upon them the fact that at some point we are going to grow old and die so I'd like to get campaigns to a conclusion at some point!


Treppa wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Treppa wrote:

So, I got a bunch of food gift cards for tips (not a bad thing to regift, people), but they are at places I don't particularly like. They're not enough to treat myself and friends, I don't want to go alone for a meal, and I don't want to use a card for myself while friends pay for their meal. Also don't want to let them go to waste.

I looked up the locations of these places in the area, and all of them have a location along one major road, between two interstates.

So my friends and I are gonna pile into one car on Saturday morning and drive down that road, stopping at each place for appetizer platters to share and trying to stick to the gift card amount, so we only pay drinks and tip. It is a movable feast, a portable tapas lunch, a traveling nosh, an appetizer progressive dinner. We'll end up at the fast food joint for dessert, because they don't have appetizers but they do have ice cream and shakes.

Should be fun, and that's what matters. ;)

Like a food pub crawl! But without the alcohol, I approve :D
I don't know about the non-alcoholic part because there's no guarantee about the drinks. Except for me, because I'm driving. ** spoiler omitted **

My soon to be be ex was the designated drinker and I the designated driver. I think Uber might be why she finally decided to divorce me :-)


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DM Cal,

Baby steps my friend.

So even though I wasn't there for it, my group's sorcerer is now dead after being a smilodon's chew toy. So now a half orc paladin of Torag is here to save us! (Maybe.)

Also now when I take my other client's dogs out, I have to keep track of their urination and defecation counts. Why? Not sure but hey I'll do what ever it takes to keep my clients happy. :)


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Storyteller Shadow wrote:

LOL.

We've always been a dirty bunch at our table.

Hardcore gaming for 3 hours and 2 hours of dirty jokes and wacky stories :-)

Sometime I can get 4 hours of gaming in if I impress upon them the fact that at some point we are going to grow old and die so I'd like to get campaigns to a conclusion at some point!

The 11 year old daughter of one of my players is part of our group now. We have to watch our language and the dirty jokes are right out.. lol.

*note: I thought she was 13 until this weekend. That's about the age my son began gaming with us, too. He no longer gets to sit in with us because of his job and the rock band he travels around in. Which is a shame, because now we'd be able to tell dirty jokes around him now.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:

LOL.

We've always been a dirty bunch at our table.

Hardcore gaming for 3 hours and 2 hours of dirty jokes and wacky stories :-)

Sometime I can get 4 hours of gaming in if I impress upon them the fact that at some point we are going to grow old and die so I'd like to get campaigns to a conclusion at some point!

The 11 year old daughter of one of my players is part of our group now. We have to watch our language and the dirty jokes are right out.. lol.

*note: I thought she was 13 until this weekend. That's about the age my son began gaming with us, too. He no longer gets to sit in with us because of his job and the rock band he travels around in. Which is a shame, because now we'd be able to tell dirty jokes around him now.

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I am counting the days until my nieces are old enough for me to run a game for them. One is about to turn 6 and the other will be 1 in May. It'll be a while.


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Orthos wrote:
I am counting the days until my nieces are old enough for me to run a game for them. One is about to turn 6 and the other will be 1 in May. It'll be a while.

It's never too early to start planting the seeds. For instance, I got my 2-year-old niece a set of foam dice. Of course, she just throws them around, but it's the thought the counts.


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When I was GMing Fading Suns at a friend's place, his then 4-year old kept rolling the dice and yelling "I won!" without even checking the results.

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She's started on video games (she loves Zelda, which imo is a great start) and occasionally playing with mom's dice. It's just a matter of her getting old enough to pay attention and participate for a couple hours straight now.


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Orthos wrote:
I am counting the days until my nieces are old enough for me to run a game for them. One is about to turn 6 and the other will be 1 in May. It'll be a while.

Nonsense! I started playing with my kids when they were 7 and 1.

That said, don't expect a lot of progress, take frequent breaks, and dice big enough they won't swallow. :-)


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:

LOL.

We've always been a dirty bunch at our table.

Hardcore gaming for 3 hours and 2 hours of dirty jokes and wacky stories :-)

Sometime I can get 4 hours of gaming in if I impress upon them the fact that at some point we are going to grow old and die so I'd like to get campaigns to a conclusion at some point!

The 11 year old daughter of one of my players is part of our group now. We have to watch our language and the dirty jokes are right out.. lol.

*note: I thought she was 13 until this weekend. That's about the age my son began gaming with us, too. He no longer gets to sit in with us because of his job and the rock band he travels around in. Which is a shame, because now we'd be able to tell dirty jokes around him now.

when the son of one group member turned ten we gifted him with a players handbook (2e I think) now he is 26 and last year he joined our group as a regular


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captain yesterday wrote:
Orthos wrote:
I am counting the days until my nieces are old enough for me to run a game for them. One is about to turn 6 and the other will be 1 in May. It'll be a while.

Nonsense! I started playing with my kids when they were 7 and 1.

That said, don't expect a lot of progress, take frequent breaks, and dice big enough they won't swallow. :-)

my 4 year old loves rolling my dice and plays with my dragon mini, whnen I was painting minis he sat next to me and "painted" a plastic mini with one of my brushes and some water as "paint"

the seed is planted I think


captain yesterday wrote:
Orthos wrote:
I am counting the days until my nieces are old enough for me to run a game for them. One is about to turn 6 and the other will be 1 in May. It'll be a while.

Nonsense! I started playing with my kids when they were 7 and 1.

That said, don't expect a lot of progress, take frequent breaks, and dice big enough they won't swallow. :-)

LOL,

A few of years ago, I thought I had my kids hooked, we had started playing with the Star Wars Minis battles sets, and the Heroscape Marvel heroes boxed set,... and then the daughter became much more interested in musical theater, and the boy in video games.

Although occasionally I can still convince them to play a round of "Harry Potter Clue" or one of my many editions of Munchkin. :)


Woo, more theatre geeks!

Silver Crusade

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Orthos wrote:
I am counting the days until my nieces are old enough for me to run a game for them. One is about to turn 6 and the other will be 1 in May. It'll be a while.

Last summer I gifted my 9-year old nephew with his first real-deal rulebooks. (The basic 3 books for 5e, which is the system he had been introduced to.) I also ran a game for him and his 6-year-old sister. I am the coolest.

It will come soon, Orthos.

Silver Crusade

Scintillae wrote:
Woo, more theatre geeks!

We can never have too many.


Treppa wrote:

So, I got a bunch of food gift cards for tips (not a bad thing to regift, people), but they are at places I don't particularly like. They're not enough to treat myself and friends, I don't want to go alone for a meal, and I don't want to use a card for myself while friends pay for their meal. Also don't want to let them go to waste.

I looked up the locations of these places in the area, and all of them have a location along one major road, between two interstates.

So my friends and I are gonna pile into one car on Saturday morning and drive down that road, stopping at each place for appetizer platters to share and trying to stick to the gift card amount, so we only pay drinks and tip. It is a movable feast, a portable tapas lunch, a traveling nosh, an appetizer progressive dinner. We'll end up at the fast food joint for dessert, because they don't have appetizers but they do have ice cream and shakes.

Should be fun, and that's what matters. ;)

works out, loses weight, travels to treppas house, attaches self to undercarriage of car with belt

Oh man, free apps!


Treppa wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Treppa wrote:

So, I got a bunch of food gift cards for tips (not a bad thing to regift, people), but they are at places I don't particularly like. They're not enough to treat myself and friends, I don't want to go alone for a meal, and I don't want to use a card for myself while friends pay for their meal. Also don't want to let them go to waste.

I looked up the locations of these places in the area, and all of them have a location along one major road, between two interstates.

So my friends and I are gonna pile into one car on Saturday morning and drive down that road, stopping at each place for appetizer platters to share and trying to stick to the gift card amount, so we only pay drinks and tip. It is a movable feast, a portable tapas lunch, a traveling nosh, an appetizer progressive dinner. We'll end up at the fast food joint for dessert, because they don't have appetizers but they do have ice cream and shakes.

Should be fun, and that's what matters. ;)

Like a food pub crawl! But without the alcohol, I approve :D
I don't know about the non-alcoholic part because there's no guarantee about the drinks. Except for me, because I'm driving. ** spoiler omitted **

i understand that can be an issue in some places...


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Woo, more theatre geeks!
We can never have too many.

I live in the pit, so I'm, like, the scum of theater geeks (if musicians are even allowed to be theater geeks).


Treppa wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Woo, more theatre geeks!
We can never have too many.
I live in the pit, so I'm, like, the scum of theater geeks (if musicians are even allowed to be theater geeks).

no. We are separate and rarified folk!


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Woo, more theatre geeks!
We can never have too many.

Yes, yes you can.


Does anyone know of a gaming company (possibly publisher) called Bleary Eyed Games? They have a wiki but it's evidently for members only and I didn't find a way to request admission or sign up for a membership.

The reason I ask is I'm getting their mail. It's coming addressed to a guy named Tim Jenkins but has my address on all its incoming mail. I'd like to pass along their mail or at least let them know what's going on.


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No!! Blackmail them for it! Tell them they won't get more than email a day if they don't at least give you free stuff! ;)

*is kidding*


DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Does anyone know of a gaming company (possibly publisher) called Bleary Eyed Games? They have a wiki but it's evidently for members only and I didn't find a way to request admission or sign up for a membership.

The reason I ask is I'm getting their mail. It's coming addressed to a guy named Tim Jenkins but has my address on all its incoming mail. I'd like to pass along their mail or at least let them know what's going on.

I'd suggest taking it to the post office and telling them "I don't know who this person is, but they're getting mail at my address" and let them deal with it.


Bleary Eyed Games info on site called arkansas.finance containing basic information of the company. An address under which it's incorporated is "CONWAY, AR 72034".


Yes, I'm in Conway. I sent an email just a few minutes ago, so hopefully I'll get an answer soon. Thanks, guys!

EDIT: Well, I emailed the company, but it came back "address not found". So the mystery continues.


Are there return addresses on the things they mail you? If not, send it back to the Post Office and let them deal with it. Or treat is as Junk mail and toss it.


Hey, Cal. Is this address familiar?

Spoiler:
Timothy R Jenkins, 1690 Highpoint Dr, Conway, AR 72034


Thanks, John. I hadn't seen that before. I'll mail him a note to let him know what's going on.


I did a Google search with his name and Conway, and that's the address I came up with.


I totally didn't think about doing that. Normally my Google Fu is strong, but this time I failed to utilize it.


Hello, Monkeys!


Wowsers.

The Treefort is quiet tonight.

I'm on opening night of "Disney's Hunchback" musical,
where is everyone else?!?
:P


Getting ready for bed and waiting to hear if my punching lesbian friend has died yet.


Treppa wrote:
Getting ready for bed and waiting to hear if my punching lesbian friend has died yet.

*hugs* & *glomp*


Working to make up for two sick days this week, and the work just keeps piling up...


Treppa wrote:
Getting ready for bed and waiting to hear if my punching lesbian friend has died yet.

Ok, that was sort of cryptic.


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Doing my taxes.


Working.


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Hearing the sound of rain and debating whether I want to introduce a 14 year old girl to the horror and splendors of Lovecraftian adventuring with Strange Aeons...or go with some intrigue before tossing her into Hellraiser castle IE Scarwall with Curse of the Crimson Throne.

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I recommend CT, mostly because I think it's a strong starting campaign especially for learning the basics of the game. SA by comparison is more complex and abnormal, and might be better served by waiting for a bit more experience under her belt.

Just my 2cp =)


What about Mummy's Mask, Orthos? Just as another option I mean.

*enjoys Orthos' 2 cp*

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I'm not as familiar with MM, having neither read nor played it, and the genre isn't as much of an interest to me as Lovecraftian noir or urban intrigue so I haven't made much effort to look into it.


My punching lesbian is gone. :'( RIP. 50 years with her wife, Joyce, and 4 kids between them from the marriages they were in when they met. It was not a gay-friendly era. They musta been through some s!#$. Farewell, Kris.


Condolences Treppa,
Prayers to her family.


I'm sorry, Treppa. My thoughts and prayers to her and her family.

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