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I would offer my arm for you to chew on, but currently I'm not really sure, I'm considered any thing other then a walking (Ha, more like dragging myself across the floor...) health hazard.

So today is more spicy food and more tea (bah I don't even like tea...) for me.

Have a nice lunch at your parents-in-laws house, when their finally get to serving it ^^.


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I'm a ravenous dangerous little woman right now xD


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Ugh, I feel terrible.

*Gives his best wide doggy eyed stare, while whining slightly, hoping someone with give him some motherly doting*


Chicken-noodle-soup, when done right (i.e. not from a can, but from scratch) Is full of vitamins and minerals which help to get over the flu or the common cold, as well as being easy on the stomach.

Edit: That being said, I know just how much of a pain it is to actually cook for yourself when your feeling awful. (I'm feeling the beginings of a head-cold starting in the back of my throat so I may have to end up taking my own advice.)


Tonight's dinner is spicy-curry-turkey stir fry with lots of ginger, garlic and chili.
served with red curry and peber spiced rice.
add a dash of peanut satay sauce mixed with sriracha sauce as topping.

I gonna be flaming, out of both ends when I done eating, but it will hopefully help clearing out my sinus's.


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I tend to morph into an overprotective mom when I have sick people around.

*Gives Kjeldorn a warm tea and covers him with 5 blankets*


Kileanna wrote:

I tend to morph into an overprotective mom when I have sick people around.

*Gives Kjeldorn a warm tea and covers him with 5 blankets*

*Slips out of his breastplate and snuggles in under the blankets, while emitting reassuring purring noises*


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*Scratches Kjeldorn behind the ears*

Good kitten.


*wakes up, stretches, and looks around for anyone*

Hello, Hello?

... .... ...

*whines slightly at the silence, rolls up into a ball and go to sleep again, while wishing everyone a good night*


Hey Kjeldorn. Asleep most of the day because I was up until 5 AM my time due to allergies. Then I went to the store and just got back. Also, sorry you're not feeling well. Get well soon. :)


I've just woke up. Dalindra didn't let me sleep. I think he was dreaming. Going to have breakfast.


Your breakfast is about the same time as my breakfast.


On what time zone are you? GMT -6?


Central standard but I'm third shift So i'm having breakfast at around midnight.


I never knew where from the US you were. Working 3rd shift must be awful. I hate having to do nights. Fortunately I am often told to change nights with more experienced people so I don't usually have to work at nights.

Today I wanted to stay in bed a bit longer but I am too much of a morning person. And it's a beautiful morning with zero rain. So I couldn't resist going out for a walk. After having breakfast with cheesecake. Good small things in life.


Aside from it being impossible to get to a bank or something similar I am ok with it. I mostly just sit around and read. I'm pretty introverted so too many people wears me out I get to avoid them for the most part so thats a huge plus.


Hey Vid. Are you a Security Guard? Your job kind of sounds like mine.


Night auditor. Although I do occasionally have to kick people out and call the police but very occasionally.


Sounds like a calm job anyway.


I've been doing it for almost a year and I have finished 4 books series and am currently on book like 38 of The Horus heresy. So much time to read.


I've been talking to my newest player who has started as a GM with her other gaming group.
She's heading to a catastrophe...
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Kileanna wrote:

I'm right now talking to my newest player, who is a 18-year-old girl. She has decided to be a GM for her other gaming group and has told me her plans about it.

I don't want to discourage her as she has to learn but I think her first game is not going to end well, specially because all her relvant NPCs seem to suffer from an advanced Mary Sue syndrome.

They asked her to GM a Vampire game, and her players have created social and politic characters. She has developed a plot where the main story is a street fight between two vampiric guerrillas. As the PCs are not very physically strong, she created an NPC to go with them who she calls «my PC on the game» and who is secretly the leader of one of the guerrillas (the ones who are the good guys while the others are the bad ones) and who she has already introduced by having him save one of the PCs lifes.

There is also another character who is going to try to seduce one of the PCs who is secretly a werewolf as well as a powerful businessman and a casanova who has some some sort of evil dominant woman behind him (I can guess she is there to cause conflict with the PC he is going to seduce).

I don't know much more about what more she has planned, and I am trying to help her to flesh out a good story while not trying to force her to give all her ideas up as she has already started the campaign and she has to learn by herself. I've warned her not to give too much power or relevance to NPCs but I don't want to be too pushy with her as she is beginning and she has to do her own mistakes.


Mentoring is Hard I once had a player who asked me all sort of questions about running his first game. I gave all my advice I had to them When I played a game they were running Its like I hadn't told them a thing. They practically did the opposite. It was upsetting.

So now I tell new DM's Try a module first till you get comfortable DMing.


Yep, but her players were kinda specific asking her to run a Vampire game. And Vampire modules are everything a module shouldn't be.

Old WoD is a good first thing to GM as the rules are not very complicated, I recommended her a few «by night» settings to have some pregen NPCs as well as some places to get some ideas.

What bothers me the most is that her players have created social characters and she's throwing them into a combat story. Her players for what I know love WoD and CoC, investigation stories, mystery... I don't think the campaign will fit them. And then all her NPCs seem to be Mary Sues...
Well, I'll provide my best help but everything else is up to her.

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In my first games I tended to allow PCs to go really OP as I loved to see them doing cool things and be special and all that stuff. I also hated combat so the fact that they could kill everything by just looking at it seemed like a good thing to me.

So everything was OK as long as nobody wanted to abuse the system. But my stories ended to have the most OP PCs doing whatever they wanted with no real oposition.

The only real interesting thing I had there was social interaction with NPCs (who were powerless compared with the PCs) as everything else wasn't a real challenge.

Those were awful stories but at least I learned to develope interesting NPCs, as it was the only slightly interesting thing in my games and my players tended to focus on it.


Yeah Seems like a lack on communication between players and GM are the players up for changing characters? Or maybe they could approach this fight club from a social level and cheat and figure out ways to make up for their lack of potence.


I gave her some advice regarding to that. Vampire is a good game for shutting combat situations with mental powers. One of the characters is probably focused on Dominate, so she should be doing that.

But how she handles it is up to her.

By the way... I did it again. I'm back to my old habits of editing previous posts xD


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*scrolls back up to read*

*mimics kileanna's trick*
Yeah one of the first major problems I had when I started running was balancing encounters. (It was for first edition too so extra hard) I had some hard encounters go flat and some easy ones go deadly but after awhile of killing characters I got it down (It also helps to cheat when your first learning *glances at players hp sees 45 sees monster is doing 65* You take 44 damage!) I wouldn't suggest always relying on that however.


I still do it sometimes when I realize I was the one who messed up (unnoticedly allowing a full round action as a standard action, etc.) and I'm going to kill a PC because of my own mistake.


Yeah that is the only time I do it anymore. Fix my own mistakes before they bite someone else.


I avoided causing PC deaths before seeing it as a bad thing. But in a game with resurrection spells it can even be a positive thing for the story.
Knowing that your character cannot die unless it makes something really stupid makes everything look unrealistic and far less exciting.

But I still think of it a couple of times before making a character die irreversibly as I tend to get attached to them and so do most of my players.


Sometimes I feel older then I am. Like my memory isn't what it used to be. I kind of want to blame third shift it helps me sleep at day.


I have been oblivious since childhood. My mind is prone to wandering xD


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Kileanna wrote:
I have been oblivious since childhood. My mind is prone to wandering xD

That definitely fits well with your post editing habit. XD


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I think too fast but not good enough xD


In high school I used to talk faster then I would think that was problematic. I'd get the ol uhh what? (and I hate repeating myself) I've learned to slow it down. Unless I'm super excited then I need a translator.


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Coffee!!!!!


Kileanna wrote:

I avoided causing PC deaths before seeing it as a bad thing. But in a game with resurrection spells it can even be a positive thing for the story.

Knowing that your character cannot die unless it makes something really stupid makes everything look unrealistic and far less exciting.

But I still think of it a couple of times before making a character die irreversibly as I tend to get attached to them and so do most of my players.

On this whole death thing, I will admit to being a bit of a rules lawyer, so while I will not go to the extreme on this, basically, I go with if the rule say that you die, you die. VERY seldom will I cheat, making exceptions that are only necessary for the story.

Edit: That'll teach me about why to hit refresh before making a post...


captain yesterday wrote:
Coffee!!!!!

Should we be hailing Baccha with your new avatar? Shoulnd't you be shouting about wine?


The Game Hamster wrote:
Kileanna wrote:

I avoided causing PC deaths before seeing it as a bad thing. But in a game with resurrection spells it can even be a positive thing for the story.

Knowing that your character cannot die unless it makes something really stupid makes everything look unrealistic and far less exciting.

But I still think of it a couple of times before making a character die irreversibly as I tend to get attached to them and so do most of my players.

On this whole death thing, I will admit to being a bit of a rules lawyer, so while I will not go to the extreme on this, basically, I go with if the rule say that you die, you die. VERY seldom will I cheat, making exceptions that are only necessary for the story.

Edit: That'll teach me about why to hit refresh before making a post...

Its not something I do often. For example like I said mostly to fix when I make a mistake. One time I used a monster thinking its CR was the 3.5 CR Then it was wrecking face and it dawned on my how much beefier it was.


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I don't really drink, but when I do, definitely not wine.

You'll be surprised to learn I'm more of a rum and whiskey type.

I'll drink wine before I drink beer though. :-)


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Kileanna wrote:

I never knew where from the US you were. Working 3rd shift must be awful. I hate having to do nights. Fortunately I am often told to change nights with more experienced people so I don't usually have to work at nights.

Today I wanted to stay in bed a bit longer but I am too much of a morning person. And it's a beautiful morning with zero rain. So I couldn't resist going out for a walk. After having breakfast with cheesecake. Good small things in life.

I worked 10 years in radio as a DJ. I always preferred the overnight shifts because there was no one else in the station to bug me and I could work on games and I could..ahem...sometimes entertain fans who came to visit in the wee hours of the morning.


If you knew the stories that are told in the hospital I work about what some of the night workers do...


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I have several friends who are nurses. I've heard those stories... lol.


If they don't want those kind of things to happen why do they put so many beds and so many empty rooms in hospitals? They are asking for it! XD


Kileanna wrote:
If they don't want those kind of things to happen why do they put so many beds and so many empty rooms in hospitals? They are asking for it! XD

LOL precisely! I used to be a painter for a hospital in my original hometown, and I caught both patients and hospital personnel doing things in what were supposed to be empty rooms a few times. In the daytime at that.


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Hey, people have necessities, no matter the time of the day!

Said that, I've never done it while working... Maybe if Dalindra made me a visit on the job from time to time... xD


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Not at work, but in the snow.


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*The pile of blankets, tucked into the corner, moves slightly as faint and weak coughs and moans, can be heard from within the tangeled mess.

*Kjeldorn drags himself out, from under the pile of blankets*

Ehh...every ones up and about? hope you are all having a good day.

Interesting to hear about you trying to help your young protégé, and from what your have presented here, it sounds like your are wisely trying to spare her some trouble later on.

Now I'm sorry that I've kind of tucked myself away today, but I haven't really felt like engaging much, while I'm feeling ill. But I'll be lurking around here, for the rest of the day, after I've made something to eat.

*Drags himself toward the kitchen*


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I understand the dragging around bit. I'm not sick like you are, but my depression is really, really bad today and I can barely function. That's why I'm just lurking on the boards and commenting from time to time. It's all I can manage to do.


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My character for Ironfang Invasion is a Sylph Swashbuckler who is a retired Airship Captain from the Plane of Air.

How does one become an Airship Captain before first level? Grandad Djinni was connected.

How does one retire from Airship Captain at first level? Complete incompetence (he holds the record for most airship crashes into the Sussuran Palace).

How does one end up in the backwoods of Nirmathis from the Plane of Air? Everywhere on the material plane looks the same to a pissed off and disappointed Djinni Grandad.

Edit: I plan on multi-classing with Sorcerer (bloodline tbd, not air though) and then Eldritch Knight.


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It's all I can manage to do.

There used to be a site called "Chore Wars"

{well dang, there still IS a site called Chore Wars}

It lets you gamify your life by creating rewards and level ups for doing mundane household stuff. Initially designed to get kids to do their chores, I re-purposed it to get through deep depression days: points for brushing your teeth, combing your hair, taking a shower, leaving the house for a short walk

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