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Why! Why did I take Divine Source over Dual Initiative!


Calex wrote:

Back to work tomorrow- this is a good thing, since I just dropped almost a grand on a new graphics card and monitor.

Can't wait until next week when I'll have time to actually install my new toys.

Did you get an AMD or an nVidia? If you got an AMD, take it back and get a nVidia. Especially if you are playing Fallout 4. AMDs are nice, but nVidia has better marketing.


Clearly, something went awry...


Hey who's going to sign for this anvil, weather ballon, trampoline , and case of dynamite?


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Sharoth wrote:

Did you get an AMD or an nVidia? If you got an AMD, take it back and get a nVidia. Especially if you are playing Fallout 4. AMDs are nice, but nVidia has better marketing.

6GB nVidia Geforce GTX 980Ti

;)


Another day, another blank canvas. This one I shall fill with work and/or studying.


i am also trying to get my writing restarted. I had a good period where I wrote about 40 pages of a story last year- The sad thing was it was during the worst part of my life. As soon as my stress vanished my will to write did too. I'm trying to recapture that writing urge without having to be miserable.


Another long-term project is actually sitting down and getting the basics of Pathfinder and character creation down. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but I have to search the rules for everything. I want to get comfortable with the rules, because this will allow me to run my battles more efficiently. I'd love to get to the level of some of these epics you see written up where the GM, like our friend Orthos, can run a fantastic cinematic battle with exotic antagonists.

I'm great at world-building but I haven't been comfortable with a rule set since AD&D. There's no reason for it, it's just another silly mental block.

Considering I have two eight-year-old PbPs and a 2-year-old one, I should really find some time for that.

Silver Crusade

As a semi-experienced GM who looooves reading this ruleset, I'm more than happy to offer any assistance I can.


Calex wrote:
Sharoth wrote:

Did you get an AMD or an nVidia? If you got an AMD, take it back and get a nVidia. Especially if you are playing Fallout 4. AMDs are nice, but nVidia has better marketing.

6GB nVidia Geforce GTX 980Ti

;)

~grumbles and curses under my breath while plotting to "borrow" Calex's new video card~


Patrick Curtin wrote:

Another long-term project is actually sitting down and getting the basics of Pathfinder and character creation down. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but I have to search the rules for everything. I want to get comfortable with the rules, because this will allow me to run my battles more efficiently. I'd love to get to the level of some of these epics you see written up where the GM, like our friend Orthos, can run a fantastic cinematic battle with exotic antagonists.

I'm great at world-building but I haven't been comfortable with a rule set since AD&D. There's no reason for it, it's just another silly mental block.

Considering I have two eight-year-old PbPs and a 2-year-old one, I should really find some time for that.

As a participant, I can say that I've never noticed any trouble with your understanding of the rules!

When there seemed to be any confusion, I just presumed it was my own mis-understanding of the rules. (Usually trying to apply a 3.x rule memory to what is now a PF ruleset. They are close, but NOT the same!) ;)

Shoot, as many casters as I've made and played, you'd think I'd at least have the formula for figuring out the DC of my own spells memorized! But Noooooo,... ;P

(Thank goodness for D20PFSRD, & search functions, etc.) :)


Sharoth wrote:
Calex wrote:
Sharoth wrote:

Did you get an AMD or an nVidia? If you got an AMD, take it back and get a nVidia. Especially if you are playing Fallout 4. AMDs are nice, but nVidia has better marketing.

6GB nVidia Geforce GTX 980Ti

;)

~grumbles and curses under my breath while plotting to "borrow" Calex's new video card~

6GB VIDEO card?!?

Sheesh, I'm pretty sure that's more memory than on my entire 'gaming' PC! (And it has it's own separate video card. Mmmm,... 1 or 2 GB? I've forgotten. I'm perpetually broke. Probably only 1GB) ;P

<Slips Sharoth a copy of the floor plan's to Calex's lair>


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Watch out for the countermeasures in the kitchen, that cat isn't f&#+ing around.


Ragadolf wrote:
As a participant, I can say that I've never noticed any trouble with your understanding of the rules!

Thanks Rags! That means a lot to me.

I can cobble a good scenario together, in fact I've done several I'm pretty proud of (the Elemental Plane of Fire asteroid fight, ninja goblins in the marketplace, the Leaf Ghost brawl, and the Khaasta tower fight spring to mind). But, each one of those took hours of prep. The whole issue I had with the Opal game is I lost my notes to that fight when I moved and I couldn't find the several hours it would take to reconstruct for months.

I'd also like to be able to adjutate on the fly. If I had some of this stuff memorized I could update on my phone without having to be home and have access to my books. Then the games could move along better. I mean, I do have the PRD, and the like online, but I just want to streamline the process a bit.


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Recipe for „Grüne Soße“ the Hessian National Dish (well, one of them anyway)

Green Sauce is a cold sauce from various dairy products and Eggs with 7 herbs (so basically it is a white sauce with green sprinkles)
You serf it with cooked potatoes. In Frankfurt (where the dish is originated) they like to serf boiled beef or Schnitzel but I prefer it the way it is served in my region: only with potatoes, which makes it vegetarian, I guess.

How to make it:
Step 1 basic sauce
- 1,5 cups of Quark/curd cheese
- 1 Cup of Schmand/Smetana (if not available use sour cream)
I use the Quark low fat and the Schmand full fat
- 0,5 cups yoghurt (pure, no fruit or sugar added)
- 1 Teaspoon of Mustard
- 1 Tablespoon of neutral Oil (I use Rapeseed or Sunflower)
- 2 Tablespoons of wine vinegar
- Pepper and Salt (over salt at this stage, the eggs will neutralize the salt taste later)
Mix everything with a whisk and add Milk until it has a viscosity halfway between pure yoghurt and milk

Step 2 the Herbs:
Traditionally 7 herbs are used:
parsley, chives (lots of), chervil, borage (a bit) ,sorrel (a bit), garden cress, and salad burnet
If you stray from that, it is no longer an Original Frankfurter Grüne Soße, but I am not from Frankfurt and in my home Valley we don’t take that to serious, some of the 7 herbs are not available in the garden at Easter time anyway. Chives and Parsley are the important basics. Chervil adds a lot of flavor.
I like to add Bears Garlic while it is growing in the garden.
Some people add Dill, Shallots or small amounts of lemon balm, mint or thyme
I would not recommend Lovage, Basil or Rosemary because thy overshadow all other herbs to much
> Cut the herbs to tiny pieces and add them to the sauce

Step 3 The Eggs:
- 5-6 hardboiled eggs cut into smallish pieces and stir them carefully into the sauce

Step 4 Eating:
- Put potatoes on your plate, mash them with a fork, put sauce over them

Step 5 Profit:
You may like to have a Jägermeister afterwards to digest it


Or go straight to the Jäger.


I would like to try this meal you speak of.


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Treppa wrote:
Or go straight to the Jäger.

Off-brand NyQuil is way cheaper and tastes the same.

Silver Crusade

I went back to my renegade Mass Effect playthrough, since Elder Scrolls Oblivion got too buggy to be fun anymore. It is fun how many people you can bump off in ME2 if you are trying to get your renegade score as high as possible.


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Patrick Curtin wrote:
BTW nice job on the cartography credit on the Cypher System adventure The Dream Spiral Hugo.

Thanks Patrick!

Silver Crusade

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Our microwave has crapped out. Part of the lining melted,which clearly is not supposed to happen.

Now I get to experience the joys of reheating leftovers without one.


Thanks for the recipe aeglos!


David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Or go straight to the Jäger.
Off-brand NyQuil is way cheaper and tastes the same.

Be sure to put it in the freezer.


I have a lovely evening without work tonight. I had one last night, but I was so tired from my week I ended up sleeping much of it away.

The down side is I have a 16-hour shift tomorrow. But that is tomorrow...


Treppa wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Or go straight to the Jäger.
Off-brand NyQuil is way cheaper and tastes the same.
Be sure to put it in the freezer.

*shudder*

Rilly?


Celestial Healer wrote:

Our microwave has crapped out. Part of the lining melted,which clearly is not supposed to happen.

Now I get to experience the joys of reheating leftovers without one.

1d4 ⇒ 1 goblin babies want to know how close do you live to JFK? If you asked them nicely, you could hold your food over their radar antenna.


Celestial Healer wrote:

Our microwave has crapped out. Part of the lining melted,which clearly is not supposed to happen.

Now I get to experience the joys of reheating leftovers without one.

why not come over and use our microwave?

We're not far from jfk.


Have I mentioned I love life?

Good night Facebook :)


Ragadolf wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Calex wrote:
Sharoth wrote:

Did you get an AMD or an nVidia? If you got an AMD, take it back and get a nVidia. Especially if you are playing Fallout 4. AMDs are nice, but nVidia has better marketing.

6GB nVidia Geforce GTX 980Ti

;)

~grumbles and curses under my breath while plotting to "borrow" Calex's new video card~

6GB VIDEO card?!?

Sheesh, I'm pretty sure that's more memory than on my entire 'gaming' PC! (And it has it's own separate video card. Mmmm,... 1 or 2 GB? I've forgotten. I'm perpetually broke. Probably only 1GB) ;P

<Slips Sharoth a copy of the floor plan's to Calex's lair>

<Cackles manically as I release yet another set of fake "Calex Lair floor plans" into the wild...>


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Celestial Healer wrote:
I went back to my renegade Mass Effect playthrough, since Elder Scrolls Oblivion got too buggy to be fun anymore. It is fun how many people you can bump off in ME2 if you are trying to get your renegade score as high as possible.

no no no no no no no


Treppa wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Or go straight to the Jäger.
Off-brand NyQuil is way cheaper and tastes the same.
Be sure to put it in the freezer.

It's only good if it's room temperature. Bonus points if you drop acid beforehand.


I dropped acid, once.

Or twice... or a bunch... then there was the shrooms...


Commandant Happy Hour wrote:

I dropped acid, once.

Or twice... or a bunch... then there was the shrooms...

You holding bro?


Drugs are bad, m`kay?

Besides, I have been called to Buddhism and the pure life by MCA.


I'm a Buddhist, but I fall off the prayer mat occasionally


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Patrick Curtin wrote:

Have I mentioned I love life?

Good night Facebook :)

Haw! A little tired I must have been...

Silver Crusade

It's snowing. In April.

"Come on down to South Park now..."


Burst of heavy snow here, but no accumulation. It's just too warm and wet.


I was in South Park yesterday and it was melting, not snowing. It's absolutely gorgeous here.


Huge blizzard last night, currently gale force winds and about 6 inches of snow. It was around 70*F here on Friday, and it's been shirt-sleeves weather for most of March. Now all of the plants are dead, and the wind blew down a bunch of trees.


lucky7 wrote:
It's snowing. In April.

Linked for you.


David M Mallon wrote:
Huge blizzard last night, currently gale force winds and about 6 inches of snow. It was around 70*F here on Friday, and it's been shirt-sleeves weather for most of March. Now all of the plants are dead, and the wind blew down a bunch of trees.

Mama says life is like a New York Spring. You never know what you're going to get


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Burst of heavy snow here, but no accumulation. It's just too warm and wet.

we had the first two nice,sunny and warm days this weekend, I did mow the lawn today.

On friday it was still cold and even snowfall up in the hills (but not down where I live)


Meh. April. 'Tis a fickle month


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
As a participant, I can say that I've never noticed any trouble with your understanding of the rules!

Thanks Rags! That means a lot to me.

I can cobble a good scenario together, in fact I've done several I'm pretty proud of (the Elemental Plane of Fire asteroid fight, ninja goblins in the marketplace, the Leaf Ghost brawl, and the Khaasta tower fight spring to mind). But, each one of those took hours of prep. The whole issue I had with the Opal game is I lost my notes to that fight when I moved and I couldn't find the several hours it would take to reconstruct for months.

I'd also like to be able to adjutate on the fly. If I had some of this stuff memorized I could update on my phone without having to be home and have access to my books. Then the games could move along better. I mean, I do have the PRD, and the like online, but I just want to streamline the process a bit.

Patrick Curtin wrote:

Another long-term project is actually sitting down and getting the basics of Pathfinder and character creation down. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but I have to search the rules for everything. I want to get comfortable with the rules, because this will allow me to run my battles more efficiently. I'd love to get to the level of some of these epics you see written up where the GM, like our friend Orthos, can run a fantastic cinematic battle with exotic antagonists.

I'm great at world-building but I haven't been comfortable with a rule set since AD&D. There's no reason for it, it's just another silly mental block.

Considering I have two eight-year-old PbPs and a 2-year-old one, I should really find some time for that.

I find myself in much the same situation, with much the same mental block. Maybe the mental block exists because my group wasn't rules heavy after the characters were created. Combats were whack things, cast spells, or run away. And there weren't all the options for whacking things that there are now. 3d6 ability checks did most everything else.

Silver Crusade

The high winds knocked out our power this morning, but it's fixed now.


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They brought us warmth! I love you southern breeze!


therealthom wrote:
I find myself in much the same situation, with much the same mental block. Maybe the mental block exists because my group wasn't rules heavy after the characters were created. Combats were whack things, cast spells, or run away. And there weren't all the options for whacking things that there are now. 3d6...

Yeah there's just so many rules and exceptions. It's great in one way, but bad in another. I do want to try my hand at exotic templated monsters and weird gestalt NPCs. I just don't get all of the rules


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Fairhands, a new healer's aide...


Drejk wrote:
Fairhands, a new healer's aide...

Nice fae! You should post a link on the FB Treefort

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