The Monkey's Treefort


Off-Topic Discussions

1,701 to 1,750 of 19,931 << first < prev | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | next > last >>

lucky7 wrote:
That is so cool. I never thought I'd get this excited about linguistics.

Linguistics are an awesome subject. You can easily use it to make simple, yet consistent naming conventions in a fantasy world.

An example: many cultures have a 'son of' naming convention:

Irish: Mc
Scottish: Mac
Norman: Fitz
Scandinavian: sson
Arabic: Ibn
Hebrew: Ben

Ad infinitum.

Now, you could posit a fantasy culture where the 'son of' is Nar. Then when you make a character you could call him Drevin NarFingal. Make 'daughter of' Nara. Then a female could be Drenna NaraFingal.

Perhaps the culture is matrilineal. That makes a man's nephew (sister's son) his immediate heir. You could make 'nephew of' Gar. Then Drevin's nephew would be Hargus GarDrevin.

Perhaps the culture recognizes out of wedlock children with the prefix Har/Hara. Drevin's daughter by his mistress is Saranna HaraDrevin.

Simple, but it adds a nice layer of verisimilitude to the game. Plus, you can use NPC names to give hints on their status and the like.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Treppa wrote:
If I need a fast character, I think of somebody I know with a strong personality and model them after that person, then build a corresponding backstory.

I tend to model mine after tv/movie characters.

And the Doctor, obviously. ;)

Or disreputable Chicago wizards...

You rang?!? :)


And my clothes are inside out.


Justin Case wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Treppa wrote:
If I need a fast character, I think of somebody I know with a strong personality and model them after that person, then build a corresponding backstory.

I tend to model mine after tv/movie characters.

And the Doctor, obviously. ;)

Or disreputable Chicago wizards...
You rang?!? :)

When exactly are you coming back?


Renkar Sha'Hagmid wrote:
Justin Case wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
Treppa wrote:
If I need a fast character, I think of somebody I know with a strong personality and model them after that person, then build a corresponding backstory.

I tend to model mine after tv/movie characters.

And the Doctor, obviously. ;)

Or disreputable Chicago wizards...
You rang?!? :)
When exactly are you coming back?

SOON! (ish) I swear! :/

We keep getting sidetracked,... IT'S NOT MY FAULT! (This time,...)


Admiral Ackbar died. :( :(


Treppa wrote:

Admiral Ackbar died. :( :(

His heroic actions during the Rebellion will live on forever. May the Force be with you, my picanthropodian comrade.


Drejk wrote:
*sigh* Why are you on the wrong side of the world... Why can't you met in York? Though it would be even better if you came here!

York? Like old York that's like 30 minutes from me?


Drejk wrote:
*sigh* Why are you on the wrong side of the world... Why can't you met in York? Though it would be even better if you came here!

we ARE meeting in york.

NEW YORK


Drejk wrote:
You could see a real castle. With a dragon cave underneath!

why see a castle when you can explore some of the most amazing buildings in the world?

Why see a dragon cave when you can explore the nyc subway system/possum factory?


DSXMachina wrote:
Drejk wrote:
*sigh* Why are you on the wrong side of the world... Why can't you met in York? Though it would be even better if you came here!
York? Like old York that's like 30 minutes from me?

Exactly that one. It would be much easier for me to reach (not to mention that it would be much cheaper), than that newfangled "New" York of theirs... About two hours of flight to London and then bus through Ye Olde Merry England Manchester and then train going on a hourly basis.


Freehold DM wrote:
Drejk wrote:
*sigh* Why are you on the wrong side of the world... Why can't you met in York? Though it would be even better if you came here!

we ARE meeting in york.

NEW YORK

New? What was wrong with the old one?!


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Drejk wrote:
*sigh* Why are you on the wrong side of the world... Why can't you met in York? Though it would be even better if you came here!

we ARE meeting in york.

NEW YORK

New? What was wrong with the old one?!

It got infested with woodchucks.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Drejk wrote:
*sigh* Why are you on the wrong side of the world... Why can't you met in York? Though it would be even better if you came here!

we ARE meeting in york.

NEW YORK

New? What was wrong with the old one?!

a profound lack of Freehold.

Silver Crusade

Freehold, I thought you had put away your weather dominator for the season.


Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold, I thought you had put away your weather dominator for the season.

Spring is trying to get me to accept her presence by wearing a princess Elsa outfit.

It's not working.

Silver Crusade

2 people marked this as a favorite.

On the upside, the cold snap has killed pretty much everything, so I get a reprieve on the start of allergy season.


Including all my spring flowers :/


Celestial Healer wrote:
On the upside, the cold snap has killed pretty much everything, so I get a reprieve on the start of allergy season.

no need to thank me.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Including all my spring flowers :/

they will be reborn.

Shadow Lodge

3 people marked this as a favorite.
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
On the upside, the cold snap has killed pretty much everything, so I get a reprieve on the start of allergy season.
no need to thank me.

Good, we won't.

Shadow Lodge

Not that I have anything in need of "thanking", it's been pleasantly mid-60s thus far and will be topping over 70 by the end of the week. ^_^


Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
On the upside, the cold snap has killed pretty much everything, so I get a reprieve on the start of allergy season.
no need to thank me.
Good, we won't.

hmmm...


Orthos wrote:
Not that I have anything in need of "thanking", it's been pleasantly mid-60s thus far and will be topping over 70 by the end of the week. ^_^

quietly redirects cold weather


Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Including all my spring flowers :/
they will be reborn.

Next year, maybe :/


So tired. Swam a half mile and then lifted. Up to Boston and a quiz soon

I need some down time


Hey, you're supposed to be in shape not look better than me...

increases workout regimen


Don't worry. My efforts seem to not be dropping the weight. I think I need some HgH or something.


So tired. Such a long work day.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Woot! Sprung from class early!!


The Minis Maniac wrote:
So tired. Such a long work day.

{leans on cubical wall} Hello Maniac, whats happening? Ummm, I'm gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk... oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I'm also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay. We ahh lost some people this week and ah, we sorta need to play catch up.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Psssst... Don't forget the new TPS report cover sheet.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Drejk wrote:
*sigh* Why are you on the wrong side of the world... Why can't you met in York? Though it would be even better if you came here!

we ARE meeting in york.

NEW YORK

New? What was wrong with the old one?!

The weather wasn't s&@*ty enough.


13 hour shift today (6 AM to 7 PM), including two unpaid 45-minute drives. Looks like it's going to be another 50-hour week. Oh, but we "don't get overtime anymore." God, I love my job.


And no work tomorrow. But lots of game prep to do before tomorrow night.


Back in the magic schoolbus today ...


I did have some nice relax time with the Aventyr Bestiaty that came in the mail from a Kickstarter from last year. Some interesting monsters there. I find that monsters are such IN-teresting people


David M Mallon wrote:
13 hour shift today (6 AM to 7 PM), including two unpaid 45-minute drives. Looks like it's going to be another 50-hour week. Oh, but we "don't get overtime anymore." God, I love my job.

No OT? That's lame. And possibly illegal.

My main job plays fast and loose with the OT. we get paid on a two-week schedule, so I don't get OT until I've put in 85 hours. The 5 extra is a half hour lunch a day they don't make us punch out for :/. Plus, if I work 70 hours on one week and 15 on the next... No OT. I think there's some sketchiness there, but we have no Union, and I have rent to pay..


Waiting is ever so easy when you have a smartphone


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Treppa, Agent of C.H.A.O.S wrote:
Psssst... Don't forget the new TPS report cover sheet.

I'll just fax you another one.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
13 hour shift today (6 AM to 7 PM), including two unpaid 45-minute drives. Looks like it's going to be another 50-hour week. Oh, but we "don't get overtime anymore." God, I love my job.

No OT? That's lame. And possibly illegal.

My main job plays fast and loose with the OT. we get paid on a two-week schedule, so I don't get OT until I've put in 85 hours. The 5 extra is a half hour lunch a day they don't make us punch out for :/. Plus, if I work 70 hours on one week and 15 on the next... No OT. I think there's some sketchiness there, but we have no Union, and I have rent to pay..

And this is why in the UK junior doctors are on their 4th strike, to stop being forced into a contract which classifies Saturday as a weekday & not the weekend.


[sarcasm]Yay! Driving a schoolbus into Boston! Huzzah! [/sarcasm]


*climbs up the bus*


Another milestone in my life. Driving a 40-foot school bus from Plymouth to South Boston and back again. No fear (well-OK. Maybe a little fear)


Butterfrog wrote:
*climbs up the bus*

Hop to the back, no jumping seats, no flies on the bus!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Good news is I filled out my W4 and they owe me about 50 hours already! *ka-Ching!!*


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Another milestone in my life. Driving a 40-foot school bus from Plymouth to South Boston and back again. No fear (well-OK. Maybe a little fear)

{salutes Imperator Monkeyosa} WITNESSED!!!


3 people marked this as a favorite.

Once again, I salute my Imperator Ambriosa, and I salute my half-life War Boys, who will ride with me eternal on the highways of Valhalla! I AM YOUR REDEEMER! It is by my hand you will rise from the ashes of this world!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Shiny and chrome.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

SHINY AND CHROME!!!!!

1,701 to 1,750 of 19,931 << first < prev | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | next > last >>
Community / Forums / Gamer Life / Off-Topic Discussions / The Monkey's Treefort All Messageboards