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There's a lot of that going around. I can't stop yawning.


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Marie Conan wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
So what have you guys done today?

I continued to work on my Tidying Up method, ConanMari. Of every object in your house, ask: "Will it enable me to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentation of their women?"

If the answer is no, thank it for its service and hack it to bits.

A very effective method.

That would solve a LOT of space issues in MY house. :P

Sadly, aging Wizzie is a PACKRAT wizzie! :(


You and I both, man. You and I both.


I'm doing okay today, Cal. You?


I'm doing better. Mom isn't. Right now my major complaints are: It hurts when I laugh or cough...but that might be from all the vomiting.

Also 2 hours ago, my dogs and I were involved in a dog fight. (Galway didn't start it, but he certainly didn't let it get resolved as he should. I couldn't get him to let go of the neighbor's dog ear or at least near it...) So now I'm typing with a slight limp. But good news, I've had worse! :)

Still wondering if these are signs I should sleep through the rest of winter.


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Over at my lady-friend's house. We made quesadillas, then played a savage game of snakes and ladders with her kids and an invisible Harry Potter.

Shadow Lodge

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I'm doing better. Mom isn't. Right now my major complaints are: It hurts when I laugh or cough...but that might be from all the vomiting.

It probably is. Vomiting really strains your abdominal muscles, and that soreness can last several days after the fact.

Sneezing in that state is even worse.


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True. So true.


Orthos wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
I'm doing better. Mom isn't. Right now my major complaints are: It hurts when I laugh or cough...but that might be from all the vomiting.

It probably is. Vomiting really strains your abdominal muscles, and that soreness can last several days after the fact.

Sneezing in that state is even worse.

Oooo!

That hurts just remembering that pain! :P
HAd part of a kidney removed, cancer, lots of tiny robot arms up in my bisness. :P Recovering on the couch, hurt to think about sitting up, and the pain meds made me sneeze >_<

Get better soon! :)


"Walk in my shadow
I can't take it anymore" -- Free

Goodnight, Housemates.


G'night Cal!


Hey all! It's a rainy, sleety, windy, and gameless day for me. How about you guys?


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At the library. Tomorrow, I have a Tekko meeting.


We've got snow. Having spent all day in the open air and finished a bit of sword & cloak practice, I am now having a pint of beer.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Hey all! It's a rainy, sleety, windy, and gameless day for me. How about you guys?

That's a shame. :(

I finished that sleestak cleric!

Sleestak Cleric 10:
sleestak cleric 10
NE Medium humanoid (reptilian)
Init +3; Senses: Darkvision 120 ft. Perception +2; Aura evil

DEFENSE

AC 26, touch 15, flat-footed 23 (+8 armor, +2 deflection, +3 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 105 (10d8+60) (favored class into hitpoints)
Fort +16, Ref +10, Will +13

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.; air walk
Melee +1 conductive longspear +17/+12 (1d8+13+conductive/x3)
2 claws +16 (1d4+6), bite +16 (1d3+6)
Special Attacks channel negative energy (Will DC 16 half, 7d6 negative energy) (6/day)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +12)

5/day—bleeding touch, hand of the acolyte
1/day-dispelling touch

Cleric Spells Prepared (CL 10th; concentration +12)

5th—spell resistance (domain), two others
4th—air walk (cast), death ward (domain), two others
3rd—dispel magic (domain), three others
2nd—bear's strength (cast), bull's endurance (cast), cat's grace (cast), death knell (domain), status (cast), one other
1st—cause fear (domain) (DC 13), divine favor (cast), four others
0—detect magic, light, read magic, stabilize
Domains: Death, Magic

TACTICS

Every morning, Sleestak Cleric casts status on strategically selected allies thoughout the castle. As soon as Sleestak Cleric realize the party's in the area (likely because the alarm is raised or because one of the creatures with status cast on it becomes damaged), Sleestak Cleric unloads all of their prepared buff spells on Karakhul (left unselected, since I don't know what spells Karakhul would like the best), and then casts air walk, cat's grace, bull's endurance, and bear's strength on themself. When they hear the sounds of combat nearby, Sleestak casts their lower-duration buffs - divine favor for themself, blessing of fervor for everyone (unless Karakhul has a better way of getting haste), spell resistance (on Karakhul, probably) and likely several others, perhaps some high end summons. Sleestak Cleric then readies an action to cast an attack spell (likely wall of stone).

In combat, Sleestak Cleric uses air walk to position with impunity, putting themself where anyone who wants to attack them will have to eat an AoO to get there. Ideally, they mostly use their attacks of Opportunity to buff Karakhul's AC (because of their benevolent armor, they can boost Karakhul's AC by 4 in this way). Whenever they hit a PC, they use their conductive weapon with their bleeding touch domain power to stack up bleed damage. Whenever injured, they use quickened channel energy to harm the living - which also heals them. The PCs'll probably save against it, but it's a bit of guaranteed damage.

If the PCs kill Karakhul, Sleestak Cleric retreats with the corpse if at all possible, without it if not. My table has a house rule that scrolls take as long to cast as the spell they imitate, but RAW they always take a standard action. If that's how your table plays it, Sleestak Cleric might use their scroll of raise dead in combat.

Base Statistics AC 24, touch 13, flat-footed 23; hp (10d8+40); Fort +14, Ref +8; Melee +1 conductive spear +12/+7 (1d8+7+conductive/×3); Str 18, Dex 12, Con 14; CMD 17

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 16, Con 20, Int 5, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +7; CMB +8; CMD 20
Feats: bodyguard, combat reflexes, extra channel, quick channel, selective channel
Skills:
Languages: Sleestak
SQ death’s embrace, orisons, spontaneous casting (inflict spells), photophobia, pyrophobia
Combat Gear: +1 Conductive Longspear, +2 Benevolent Mithril Breastplate, Cloak of Resistance +4, Phylactery of Negative Channeling, Ring of Protection +2, Amulet of Natural Armor +2, Scroll of Raise Dead

EDIT

Fixed the darkvision, subtype, added phobias, fixed some typos, added an exclamation mark.


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That's perfect. Thank you very much!


Yesterday was a lot busier than I foresaw it being, or I would have gotten it to you last night.


No worries at all. I went to bed early, anyway. I'd probably not have gotten it until today...lol. This is our off weekend for the gaming thing so there wasn't any hurry.


No snow down south, but had lots of rain last night and this morning.
Going to get down to almost freezing here tonight.
(Hey, in south Lousy-anna, that's a big deal!)
:P

Plan to visit father in law tomorrow (New Orleans) and watch the Last New Orleans Saints game with him.

THEN I plan to enjoy a nice, lazy monday off! :)

Nice work on the sleestak cleric!


Last time I checked it was 32 degrees F with a wind chill of 16 here in Central Arkansas. The wind is really brisk with gusts up to about 25 mph. That may not sound like much to some folks but trust me, my bones and the metal rod and plate in my left leg is telling me all about it.


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It's currently -3 with a wind chill of what the f@$&, and a high of 12 degrees, which is about normal for January.


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captain yesterday wrote:
It's currently -3 with a wind chill of what the f+*~, and a high of 12 degrees, which is about normal for January.

We're right there with you. Our low for tonight is going to be -5 before wind chill.


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Mah tauntaun! Nooooo!


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And I thought they smelled bad on the outside!


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It's 19 here, with a wind chill of "strip your flesh off the bone" (which is about 20 degrees above "what the f@!#").

My former Florida ass is sitting the f&*% inside.

But walking my dogs was a chore. Now I know why cats are so damn popular. In every other way a dog is superior, but I would kill to just empty a litter box and walk away right now.


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Dogs are still worth it.

Our dog loves snow.


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OMG my dog goes crazy in the snow! It's the cutest damn thing. He loves snowball "fights" (I say fights, but he just likes when I hit him with gently tossed snowballs)


captain yesterday wrote:

Dogs are still worth it.

Our dog loves snow.

I so wish I had a place for my dogs to play in snow and that I can let them off the leash. They love it but I don't dare let them loose without leashes. They only have a small pen to go into when I need them to be outside for a short time, so not much play area for snow. I also can't take them to the dog park because Rosie can be unpredictable with other dogs.


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Marie Conan wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
So what have you guys done today?

I continued to work on my Tidying Up method, ConanMari. Of every object in your house, ask: "Will it enable me to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentation of their women?"

If the answer is no, thank it for its service and hack it to bits.

If-a it doesn't a-spark-a the joy, punch-a it till it gives you a shower of a-gold a-coins!


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Trashpile Animate. Sometimes the garbage gets bored and starts roaming around the dumpster.


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Or in my house.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Or in my house.

Mine stays down. For now...


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All I can think of is Marjory from Fraggle Rock.


I'm so bored. All I've done is sit on my butt and look at Facebook and the forums for new posts. All day so far. But my depression is hellish today and my pain levels are right there with it so I can't motivate myself to do anything, though even the tiniest bit of work in my disastrous looking kitchen would help it look better. I just...can't.


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Preaching to the choir, DMC.

If I didn't have such an amazing girlfriend, I'd be living in filth.

I will get off my ass to make coffee, though, because my head won't let me not do that. Stupid withdrawal.


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Mario Kondo wrote:
Marie Conan wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
So what have you guys done today?

I continued to work on my Tidying Up method, ConanMari. Of every object in your house, ask: "Will it enable me to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentation of their women?"

If the answer is no, thank it for its service and hack it to bits.

If-a it doesn't a-spark-a the joy, punch-a it till it gives you a shower of a-gold a-coins!

Stop breaking all my @#*&%!@$^% bricks!


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Bowser, King of the Koopas wrote:
Mario Kondo wrote:
Marie Conan wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
So what have you guys done today?

I continued to work on my Tidying Up method, ConanMari. Of every object in your house, ask: "Will it enable me to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentation of their women?"

If the answer is no, thank it for its service and hack it to bits.

If-a it doesn't a-spark-a the joy, punch-a it till it gives you a shower of a-gold a-coins!
Stop breaking all my @#*&%!@$^% bricks!

The original instruction book for the NES Super Mario Bros. game said that those bricks were residents of the kingdom who were turned into blocks.

Mario is a murdering sociopath.

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Signing off for the night. Have to be up at about 2:30 AM for my morning shift. Good night everyone.


G'night!


So yes, this is the wrong subforum to ask for gaming advice, but I asked the following question in an Advice thread 4.5 hours ago and not a single bite. I'm working on my next weekend's game to help occupy my mind for the moment, but I really need an answer to this question.

I have a player who runs a Mesmerist. One of his favorite tactics is to use Psychic Duel on the enemy. I have to ask him EVERY time what my NPC villain or whatever needs to do when this happens. But for some reason, I am completely unable to grok what on earth he's saying. He's not a rules lawyer (though he could be if he wanted) and knows the rules nearly word for word. But every time he tries to explain it to me my brain just glazes over and I let him tell me how to respond to his character's actions. I need to know the rules for myself, so could ANYone break them down for me and explain them in a concise, short form?


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It's been awhile, but I'll look it over again and see what I can come up with.


Thanks!


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Do you have Occult Adventures?

It's a bit complicated, I'm not sure I can cover just the gist of it.

I could link to the prd later but right now the kids have control of the internet and I'm left with just my phone.


I have d20pfsrd up and am looking it over again.


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Do you like PDFs, and do you have Occult Adventures.

Also, Half Price books in our area has Pathfinder books I can see if anything on your wish list is there, I know for a fact they have Mythic Adventures and Pathfinder Unchained.

PM me your address and I can pick something up super cheap and send it to you.


I guess I should've said I OWN Occult Adventures but I don't HAVE it here at the house right now...LOL, It's loaned out to one of my players who is looking things over and trying to decide whether or not he wants to play a class from the book. I own all the expansion hardcovers except for except for the NPC book(s?). But thank you for your very generous offer!

Tell ya what. Let's hold off on looking through everything tonight. I took my night time meds a short time ago and they're beginning to turn off the lights in my cerebellum. I'll be online all day again tomorrow unless I can work up the gumption to do some housework. Even then I can only do so much at a time before my pain overwhelms me and I have to sit and rest again.

Thanks again for helping me along with this. If we don't catch up during the day I'll be on in the evening as well.


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No problem! And I'll keep an eye out for stuff on your wish list! I owe someone from the boards for helping me out when I was low so i help when I can.


That would be great. Again, thanks! I'm off to Snoozapalooza.


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Snoozapalooza sounds awesome!

Meet you there! :)


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quibblemuch wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Trashpile Animate. Sometimes the garbage gets bored and starts roaming around the dumpster.
All I can think of is Marjory from Fraggle Rock.

You are in the presence of...

the all-knowing...

Trash Heap!

Nyaaaah!

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