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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Friday boldly strides in and shouts, "What is everyone doing this weekend?"

"Nothing!" my weekend shouts back.

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Hey, that's what my weekend said!


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Putting up a curtain rail!


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I finished setting up the garden show exhibit for this weekend at Monona Terrace this afternoon. In another hour I have a snow run. Tomorrow I'm taking my dad out for breakfast and then I'll be going to the convention center to bask in my glory for awhile and then I have a date tomorrow night (first date so not anything to get excited about yet).

And then Monday we have to disassemble everything and store it in the barn until next winter.


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I finished setting up the garden show exhibit for this weekend at Monona Terrace this afternoon. In another hour I have a snow run. Tomorrow I'm taking my dad out for breakfast and then I'll be going to the convention center to bask in my glory for awhile and then I have a date tomorrow night (first date so not anything to get excited about yet).

And then Monday we have to disassemble everything and store it in the barn until next winter.

Enjoy that, you basker!


Alrighty, everyone. It's Friday. What are you doing this weekend? Fess up!

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Strange Aeons continues in the Dreamlands!


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My wife has been out of town on a work trip all week, so it will be a quiet weekend. We do have plans to hang out with friends Saturday night, though.


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I have a historical fencing event on both days. Should be good!


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I have a date tomorrow night, it should be pretty fun!

Other than that we start building for the year starting Monday!

It should be a great year, we only lost one guy from last year in hardscapes and we're replacing him with Crookshanks (my daughter) which is a HUGE upgrade!


My weekend started off Friday night becoming extremely sick at my stomach (a frequent flyer side effect of my shiny new diabetes medicines). I had only eaten a sandwich for the whole day so when the dry heaves hit around midnight and continued for three straight hours I was spent. I remember being unable to speak above a hiss because of my raw throat and feeling like I had been drugged with something really potent. I can best describe it as feeling like I was trying to wake up after being anesthetized. Dizzy, confused, extremely thick brain fog, the works. I have no recollection of going to bed, but I woke up five hours later still wearing my pants, both socks, and one shoe. In my freshman year of college, this was sort of a pattern. Waking up like that combined with the still ongoing brain fog and confusion yesterday was a hoot. The good news is that while I didn't get very much sleep at all last night (not because I was sick, thank goodness) I'm back to my normal level of operating ability. But wow, what a weekend.

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GM tapped out due to work fatigue and lack of prep. As his second, I am preparing some quests for us tonight.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
The good news is that while I didn't get very much sleep at all last night (not because I was sick, thank goodness) I'm back to my normal level of operating ability.

Good to hear that, at least. Sorry you had that issue.


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Andostre wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
The good news is that while I didn't get very much sleep at all last night (not because I was sick, thank goodness) I'm back to my normal level of operating ability.
Good to hear that, at least. Sorry you had that issue.

Jeez, that replay sounds like a bot wrote it. Trying again:

Glad you're feeling better, Cal! Sucks that you lost a weekend to feeling ill. As a side note: I always love hearing stories about whatever lead to a memory blackout in your college years!


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There were a lot of them. I think.

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Our Sunday got pretty shuffled thanks to the dog waking up ill. He’s better after some extensive care, but it turned into an anime night instead. Rescheduled playing PFS to next Monday and taking the old boy to the vet this afternoon. Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.


Sorry to hear that, TOZ. Hoping for the best.

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They’re thinking arthritis, got some pain meds and they are looking into some extra treatments as long as it works with his other meds.


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The plan is to check out the NASA ttrpg, The Lost Universe

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es, a TTRPG crafted at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, with a gameplay instructional booklet currently available for free download here (plus a Tolkien-esque map); it’s for 4-7 level 7-10 characters, and is touted as being compatible which whichever game system you prefer for gathering parties and venturing forth.

Here’s the pitch: “A dark mystery has settled over the city of Aldastron on the rogue planet of Exlaris. Researchers dedicated to studying the cosmos have disappeared, and the Hubble Space Telescope has vanished from Earth’s timeline. Only an ambitious crew of adventurers can uncover what was lost. Are you up to the challenge?”

Check out the trailer

the space telegraph that changed the world


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Oh, I get it. They need something to pass the time, on that long flight to Mars.


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Any indication what it means that the Hubble telescope was "lost from the timeline?" Are they indicating that space exploration history has changed?


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I didn't read the full pdf, so I expect it's explained in the story.

The adventure is written mostly in prose, with no stat blocks. Where an antagonistic NPC or monster is encountered, it simply says "use the stats for an X from your favorite system ".

It's almost like reading a novel, and it's 44 pages long, so I'd planned a deep dive next weekend.


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I like that it's system agnostic, but I only made it ten pages in before my eyes glazed over lol.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I like that it's system agnostic, but I only made it ten pages in before my eyes glazed over lol.

Well, that certainly sounds like something written by a government agency...


Friday once again! I'm once again getting to be a player this weekend with the second game of my friend's new campaign. I'm looking forward to it and not just because the host is serving pulled pork barbeque with all the fixins.

How about everyone else?


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Work tomorrow, probably nothing happening Sunday.

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Sounds like Sunday is clear, then I finally get to run PFS for the crew on Monday night. Not sure what we're doing for dinner tomorrow, but I imagine the mother-in-law will join us as is now custom.


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First week back to work! So I'll be doing laundry and probably going out tomorrow night.

To be honest, I thought I'd be sore but after the first day it's actually been pretty easy getting in shape this week.


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Pathfinder canceled again this weekend due to UFC pay-per-view. Next week is another side job for the demolition company, so it'll be at least a 60-hour work week.


David M Mallon wrote:
Pathfinder canceled again this weekend due to UFC pay-per-view. Next week is another side job for the demolition company, so it'll be at least a 60-hour work week.

But with a 60 hour paycheck. I mean, it's hard on a person to work that much, especially if it's primarily physical labor, but that does make it a tiny bit more worthwhile lol.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Pathfinder canceled again this weekend due to UFC pay-per-view. Next week is another side job for the demolition company, so it'll be at least a 60-hour work week.
But with a 60 hour paycheck. I mean, it's hard on a person to work that much, especially if it's primarily physical labor, but that does make it a tiny bit more worthwhile lol.

It's split between two jobs, so it's all straight time.


David M Mallon wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Pathfinder canceled again this weekend due to UFC pay-per-view. Next week is another side job for the demolition company, so it'll be at least a 60-hour work week.
But with a 60 hour paycheck. I mean, it's hard on a person to work that much, especially if it's primarily physical labor, but that does make it a tiny bit more worthwhile lol.
It's split between two jobs, so it's all straight time.

Oh. Poop.


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Chores, chores, and maybe some chores if there's time.


I'm off to slay dragons and bbq pork sandwiches!


Last night's game was, well, not very exciting. Hanging out with my friends was terrific and the BBQ pork, smoky baked beans, and homemade cole slaw were amazing. But the game itself was just a slog. Here's why:

My buddy learned how to DM from me way back in 1987. Aside from some Pathfinder games he ran for his daughter and girlfriend to get them used to some of the terms and such, he hasn't DM'd since AD&D2e. I DM'd in the manner of my original DM in 1e when random encounters didn't take very long and then we'd just move on. Jeff still uses the old 1e d6 method of random encounters, in which if a 1 or 2 is rolled, there's a wandering monster or something. We had nine players plus him last night. The first encounter was a Megatherium, which took nearly an hour of game time to kill. The party's halfwit Half-Orc Barbarian (gawd I'm so tired of that trope) kept trying to ride the Megatherium rather than fight it. That same night, a herd of Aurochs attacked the party for no reason except they're described as aggressive in their monster listing...I guess? Eight giant death cows, which took another hour of combat time. Immediately after that, we were attacked by stirges. Nearly an hour there. I stopped doing random encounters like that many years back because I quickly learned that D&D3.x and PF weren't designed for quick fights, so I don't think he realized what three random encounters with so many players would be like.

Thankfully after that, there was an actual planned encounter with a tribe of primitive humans that were building a quick and dirty palisade around their small camp as they had recently come under attack by a rival clan. Despite the language barrier, we convinced them we were friendly and even helped them get their fortifications in order. They managed to get across to us that the other clan, the Wolf Clan, was in league with someone called the Beastmaster farther to the east, which was where we were heading to defeat a BBEG and retrieve the Macguffin to save the kingdom. The Wolf warriors had taken several women and young children in a recent raid and we offered to free them as the Boar Clan (our new friends) had lost most of their warriors to them in the most recent attack. This took most of an hour, but the RP was fun and getting to use skill checks instead of to-hit rolls was nice.

We tracked them for four days (with d6 rolls every six hours for random wandering death monsters). Thankfully nothing happened and we caught up with them. We formulated a plan of sorts and attacked them just before dawn. I forgot to mention that the Wolf Clan rode horse-sized dire wolves, which the Barbarian wanted to ride, of course.

This combat was actually pretty fun. Everyone got to do the things our classes were designed for, either close-quarters fighting (like my character, a Fighter with the Two-Weapon Warrior archetype), the Druid charmed a couple of dire wolves into protecting her and the Cleric from further damage (the Cleric went down in the first two rounds of combat). The Kineticist hung far back and did virtually no damage to anything, but everyone else made a good accounting for themselves and the EIGHT Dire Wolves and eight elite Wolf Clan riders, along with assorted other warriors were defeated and the prisoners freed. The war party chieftain and his Dire Wolf were contained with the force bubble created by the Bead of Force the Wizard tossed at them to start the fight, and that's where we left off.

We are all nine of us second level. The Dire Wolves are CR 3, the Megatherium CR 5, and the Wolf Clan warriors were all 3rd level. Things could've gone badly for us more than once, but I started off the last combat with two natural 20s at once, which took a hard toll on the warrior I attacked (oh, and the Barbarian and the Cleric both stepped up to fight the same guy I was fighting, leaving lonely Wolf Clan riders in our area to pick away at us with bows and throwing spears). I actually got pissed off OOC because of this and yelled at both of them for that. Them doing that really didn't make sense to me because...anyway. My blood pressure is rising just thinking about it.

But anyway, the random encounters just became boring after the first one, eating up too much time (much like reading this novella has been for y'all) and making it nearly 2 am before we finished the game (after starting at 6:30). As I said, I had fun, but the game itself felt more like work than play. Jeff assured us he wouldn't try to do that again.


I realize that the post above makes me sound utterly ungrateful that Jeff put the game together and all I did was complain about the grind, and yeah, it does. I guess it's the forever GM in me trying to make apples and oranges come out all peachy. I AM grateful to be a player again, I really am. And I shouldn't have complained so much about how Jeff did things. No two GMs ever do things the same and I guess I expected "me" instead of Jeff. I've even talked things over with him and though he'll never see the above post I told him what I said and I apologized to him for being such a jerk. Now I'm gonna go get a tall cold glass of the milk of human kindness to wash down all the crow and humble pie I ate today.

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I mean, I feel pretty ungrateful for playing characters that are checked out of the adventure paths and only really show up for the combats. I’m trying to adjust that and be more present, but burnout affects both sides.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I realize that the post above makes me sound utterly ungrateful that Jeff put the game together and all I did was complain about the grind, and yeah, it does. I guess it's the forever GM in me trying to make apples and oranges come out all peachy. I AM grateful to be a player again, I really am. And I shouldn't have complained so much about how Jeff did things. No two GMs ever do things the same and I guess I expected "me" instead of Jeff. I've even talked things over with him and though he'll never see the above post I told him what I said and I apologized to him for being such a jerk. Now I'm gonna go get a tall cold glass of the milk of human kindness to wash down all the crow and humble pie I ate today.

I hear you. I'm an almost-forever GM and though I love it , I also like getting to play. Then I feel bad about complaining, to myself if no one else, about all the things I think the other GMs did wrong. I try to remind myself I'm not an amazing GM and have plenty of my own quirks/faults which no doubt annoy my players.

You're decent chap to have the guts to admit your grumblings are perhaps exaggerated and apologize.


Hi all! It's the Ides of March and is anyone taking a stab at gaming this weekend?

That sucked. I can do better.

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Well, Cyz has her 5E game tonight, and Strange Aeons should be a go this Sunday night, assuming the GM has prepped for it. Otherwise I might have to step in!


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Hi all! It's the Ides of March and is anyone taking a stab at gaming this weekend?

That sucked. I can do better.

I might Caesar n'opportunity or two.


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Nothing much planned for me this weekend, gaming or otherwise.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Hi all! It's the Ides of March and is anyone taking a stab at gaming this weekend?

That sucked. I can do better.

I might Caesar n'opportunity or two.

Thanks for stepping to rescue my lame joke!


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I had a wildly successful week at work so I went to a show and got very drunk.

I'll probably do the same tomorrow, Saint Patrick's Day on Sunday and all.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Hi all! It's the Ides of March and is anyone taking a stab at gaming this weekend?

That sucked. I can do better.

I might Caesar n'opportunity or two.
Thanks for stepping to rescue my lame joke!

I have a splinter in my finger. Okay, we’ll cut off the finger.


What is this I see before me? It's Friday! What's going on with everyone's weekend?


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Snow removal and then going to go see Sleater-Kinney downtown.

The rest of the weekend? Depends. I did get Dragon's Dogma 2, so I'll probably try that out.


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My daughter's got a choir performance this weekend, and then a birthday party after that. I'm hanging out with a buddy Saturday night. It will just be me and him, so I don't know if he'll have some 2-player game he wants to try out, or if we're just going to grab a drink and catch up.

In between rain storms, I should try to get my tiny lawn mowed.


Woo! Thank God It's Friday! (insert crappy disco song here. Yeah, there was a movie and a song by that title).

What's everyone doing this weekend? Nothing much going on here, though I'm going to meet a new dog tomorrow for possible adoption. I was invited to play in a friend's Discord session tomorrow, but then the opportunity to meet a new pooch popped up. I hadn't planned on adopting a new pet, but sometimes you see a photo and you just get that feeling, ya know?


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It's open day at the new community centre tomorrow. There may be cake, and also, possibly, boxing.

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