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That was a much longer post than I thought it would be when I started it.

And it stole my pants!!


Second of the Seven Young Fists, Bottomless Belly, an araiguma illusionist.


*still has pants*

Also waiting to see if I can find more people come March 10th to enjoy some not quite usual Pathfinder...


gran rey de los mono wrote:

On the topic of "extreme" weather, I've had a few close calls with tornadoes (you tend to when you grow up in Southern Illinois). The closest would have to be the afternoon one jumped over our little podunk town. My Mom, brother, and I stood at the top of the basement steps, ready to for cover, while my Dad went out in the front yard (it was one of those kinda odd tornadoes where there wasn't any rain and very few clouds), and watched it go by about 1/4 mile away. But we had several that just missed the town, staying out in the corn and bean fields, and a few that hit neighboring towns. I wasn't too worried, though, unless I could actually hear the tornado. Then I moved to Florida (big mistake for several reasons), and got to sit through a couple of hurricanes. The first one really freaked me out. At first, it wasn't bad, just like one of the big thunderstorms I'd been through so many times in Illinois. But those a generally over fairly quick, they tend to move too fast. This one just kept going. And going. And going. It seemed like it would never stop. Add in that I was alone for the first time in the house that normally had 3 other adults and assorted children in it, and was reading the Zombie Survival Guide, so I eventually freaked out enough to call my Dad. He was visiting, and staying in a nearby hotel. He drove over, took me back to the hotel, and I stayed there for the night. The next couple were still a little unnerving because it just feels like they're never going to end, but I handled them better. It was funny when one of them spawned a tornado in Jacksonville and that was all that anyone would talk about for like a week. I saw the footage and thought "Eh. It's a little baby twister. It didn't hardly do anything. Look at all the damage the hurricane did!" But everyone was used to hurricanes, while tornadoes were exciting and new!

Basically, it all comes down to what you are used to.

I live in New Jersey so blizzards and hurricanes are as bad as we get. Sandy was pretty bad, depending on where you were. The town I lived in at the time I had about a bucket of water leak into my basement. A mile away half the town was underwater and the people in shelters. I would have been one of them but for the fact that I did not take the rental offered because of habitability issues.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:

*still has pants*

Also waiting to see if I can find more people come March 10th to enjoy some not quite usual Pathfinder...

Awesome, hope it works out!

That'll be a busy weekend for me,my PCs make new characters for the evil campaign on the 9th and on the 10th I am going to see Buckcherry.


Yep, it all depends on what you are used to.

I've always said (right or wrong) that tornadoes didn't bother me, because you could usually dodge them. The odds of it targeting YOU were low, even if it wrecked a neighborhood close by. Even back in the 70's they could track the silly things and warn you if you were in it's (current) path.

Hurricanes, on the other hand, give you LOTS of warning, but there ain't no dodging something the size of the state you live in! :P Hunker down, or get the heck out of Dodge! :D

Wait, Treppa had a VR party? For her Birthday?
THAT sounds like fun! :)

happy birthday fellow youngster! :)


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Just got back from a tabletop game. My god I had forgotten the crazy shenanigans eight middle-aged nerds can get up to when clearing a dungeon. My bard explored his vicious mockery cantrip, insulting a water weird by calling it a sad excuse for a dihydrogen monoxide molecule and speculating on its mother’s origins in a toilet bowl.

Must. Stop. drinking, when, reading, these. posts.

<Cleans up (latest) spray of his drink from the PC keyboard>

That sounds like fun! Man I miss my gaming group. Our core group of 4 started back in college, and we and our other friends and family kept playing on and off until a few years ago. We would still play today, if we all lived in the same STATE. ;P


Ragadolf wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Just got back from a tabletop game. My god I had forgotten the crazy shenanigans eight middle-aged nerds can get up to when clearing a dungeon. My bard explored his vicious mockery cantrip, insulting a water weird by calling it a sad excuse for a dihydrogen monoxide molecule and speculating on its mother’s origins in a toilet bowl.

Must. Stop. drinking, when, reading, these. posts.

<Cleans up (latest) spray of his drink from the PC keyboard>

That sounds like fun! Man I miss my gaming group. Our core group of 4 started back in college, and we and our other friends and family kept playing on and off until a few years ago. We would still play today, if we all lived in the same STATE. ;P

At least it wasn't out the nose.


Shadow,

I hope it works out. Right now my plan is to run this kind of patched together homebrew Pathfinder thingie, get the PCs to at least 18th level and THEN maybe/possibly be ready to fight Krampus.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Just got back from a tabletop game. My god I had forgotten the crazy shenanigans eight middle-aged nerds can get up to when clearing a dungeon. My bard explored his vicious mockery cantrip, insulting a water weird by calling it a sad excuse for a dihydrogen monoxide molecule and speculating on its mother’s origins in a toilet bowl.

Must. Stop. drinking, when, reading, these. posts.

<Cleans up (latest) spray of his drink from the PC keyboard>

That sounds like fun! Man I miss my gaming group. Our core group of 4 started back in college, and we and our other friends and family kept playing on and off until a few years ago. We would still play today, if we all lived in the same STATE. ;P

At least it wasn't out the nose.

Says who?!? ;P


Ragadolf wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Just got back from a tabletop game. My god I had forgotten the crazy shenanigans eight middle-aged nerds can get up to when clearing a dungeon. My bard explored his vicious mockery cantrip, insulting a water weird by calling it a sad excuse for a dihydrogen monoxide molecule and speculating on its mother’s origins in a toilet bowl.

Must. Stop. drinking, when, reading, these. posts.

<Cleans up (latest) spray of his drink from the PC keyboard>

That sounds like fun! Man I miss my gaming group. Our core group of 4 started back in college, and we and our other friends and family kept playing on and off until a few years ago. We would still play today, if we all lived in the same STATE. ;P

At least it wasn't out the nose.
Says who?!? ;P

Ouch! My condolences.


Howdy, everyone! How are things today?


I just learned that the website will be down for upgrades starting at 1 PM EST for two hours.


John Napier 698 wrote:
I just learned that the website will be down for upgrades starting at 1 PM EST for two hours.

Yeah, I saw that last night.


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I'd be better if both of my dogs got along better. I mean they're fine in the same room, but the older one keeps wanting to sleep in my bed instead of upstairs in my mom's room.


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Is anyone having trouble finding the Gamer Talk portion of the forums? I had to hunt for this in the search bar just to find it.

I'm just going to go on record here by saying that so far I really, really DO NOT LIKE this new format.


This will definitely take some getting used to.


I've seen some other posts saying they're not finished with it yet. I hope they restore some semblance of the easier methods of navigating we're used to. I'm afraid this will drive off some users.

Shadow Lodge

It's definitely taking steps toward convincing me to take a few days off at least.


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Hey look, the forums are super modern and hard to use now! Just what I wanted for Christmas!


The first time I tried to load the "Off-Topic Discussions" forum, my browser crashed.


Yep, I did NOT see the warning about the updates, so was caught completely by surprise. ;P

Will certainly take,... some getting used to. :/

I understand everyone is moving to a format that looks like this, (more pictures, less words) but some of us older folks can actually read, and LIKE knowing what button were pushing! ;P

Ah, just kvetching. At least it didnt take me too long to figure out that the usual tabs I use were under my profile, instead of at the top of the page. :)


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I was hoping they were fixing the slow response.


I was hoping they would improve anti-spammer security...


And the downloads section...


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I for one am not happy with the change.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
I just learned that the website will be down for upgrades starting at 1 PM EST for two hours.

"Upgrades."


I'm guessing the recent slow responses, etc were all a part of them trying to prep the system for the big software upgrade, without actually shutting everything off, yet.(?) that would explain a lot I think.

The change was jarring at first certainly, but I hope that I have enough patience left (although my teenagers are BOTH taking large chunks out of my patience recently. A LOT of large chunks,...) O_o

anyway, I hope I have enough patience left to let them give the new website a shakedown cruise, find and work out the inevitable bugs, etc, before passing anything resembling 'Final Judgement'. ;P

What can I say? Some of us just dont like change. I myself am a big fan of, 'If it aint broke, stop fixing it!'. :)
Doesn't make change bad, or good, it is just change.

I'm not going to stop hanging out in the treehouse just because the website got a new facelift! ;P

Ok,... NOW I'm just rambling, trying to avoid the work piled up on my desk.

Later Treeforters! Happy Hump day!


Hm,...
Just a thought,
Paizo is one of the ONLY websites that I do occasionally visit on my phone and tablet, when I'm away from a PC. I wonder if the new graphics-heavy site will affect my ability to peruse Paizo on my mobile devices?

Only one way to find out! :)

Sigh,... AFTER my work gets done,.... :P


I am sure they are still working on it but I like this. Then again, I am on my phone, it looks different than on a computer.


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Not. A. Fan.

Whether this increased my estrangement from the site in general remains to be seen. Obsidian Portal has been tempting me


It seems to be a work in progress. It's not quite finished yet, according to what I've been seeing. I'll admit I didn't like it at first but they're still working to make it better. Don't give up!


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*gave up yesterday* But not on the forums. Mostly because I've been through worse. There were very BAD forums in the 90s folks!


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
It seems to be a work in progress. It's not quite finished yet, according to what I've been seeing. I'll admit I didn't like it at first but they're still working to make it better. Don't give up!

Yeah, I've noticed a few positive changes within the last few hours. Overall still a step backward, in my opinion, but better than it was yesterday.


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argh, changes


Ok. I don't love 'em, but they seem to have fixed the problems I had the most issues with. Adapt and overcome.


Ah, well. Enough griping about the new look. There are several threads for it already. Let's get back to the business we're used to.. lol

For starters, I have a toothache. A bad one. And my vehicle is currently not running and I have to rely on others from everything to grocery shopping to medical appointments. My dentist is in a town 15 miles away and it's a hassle to ask anyone to take me there, but I'm afraid I may have to break down and (gently) bite the bullet.


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In the meantime, I hear that cloves are good for toothache pain.


Oof, owies. Toothache bad.
Good luck, and get that fixed soon!


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Too much rain for my taste. On the other hand, today IS St. David Day's. So Cymru am byth! :D


Ragadolf wrote:

Oof, owies. Toothache bad.

Good luck, and get that fixed soon!

Thanks! I'm gonna try!


John Napier 698 wrote:
In the meantime, I hear that cloves are good for toothache pain.

They are. Unfortunately I don't have any cloves in the house and so far no one has answered my texts about needing a ride to the store. :(


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
In the meantime, I hear that cloves are good for toothache pain.
They are. Unfortunately I don't have any cloves in the house and so far no one has answered my texts about needing a ride to the store. :(

If you lived near Savannah, GA, then I could help you out.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
On the topic of "extreme" weather, I've had a few close calls with tornadoes...
I live in New Jersey so blizzards and hurricanes are as bad as we get....

Hurricane Harvey. My home is right next to the Addicks Reservoir.

I used to find rain sounds relaxing - now they are literally panic inducing.

: /


Sharoth wrote:
If you lived near Savannah, GA, then I could help you out.

Thanks just the same!


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Soooooo. Is there any way of accessing the message boards without having to back door through your profile? Curious Monkey is curious.


Yes. At the bottom right of each page is a link to the Forums Main Page. Under Gamer Life, select Off-Topic Discussions. Scroll down and select the thread you need.


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I'm guessing the monkey wants his hyper links back. I dunno.

I do know the wind going outside my window is like a freight train trying to audition for Speed III.


It was very windy here earlier today, as well.


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Snowing right now, with wind.

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