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The hilarious part of the story that is covered in the local news, is he used a log splitting axe, which is essentially a heavy metal wedge on a handle.

I'm also curious what happened to the action figures.


Thomas Seitz wrote:
I am looking forward to this new con in my area that will be starting up in May. I just wonder if I should run "Hell House" meets "From Beyond" meets "John Carpenter's The Thing" or just try out "Let's Kill Krampus."

Yeeks, either one of those ideas sounds good. The only thing about "Let's Kill Krampus" is it's too long after Christmas, at least that's how I'd think of it. Of course, it could be after Christmas and the villagers are seeking revenge on the beast.

And the mishmash of the other three ideas sounds terrific. Get 'em all worked up in a lather from fear and anxiety then make them have to find out which one is the possessed one. So. Much. Fun.


Well in this version of "Let's Kill Krampus" it will be "Krampus" meets "Saw" meets "Panic Room".


Oooooh....that's good.


Is there any way to abuse infinite carrying capacity?


Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
CrystalSeas wrote:
Wisconsin police say a 34-year-old man who thought his wife damaged his action figures retaliated by taking an ax to the family's car, television and laptop in the house.
He doesn't represent us.

Certes, ye official State Melee Weapon of Wisconsin is ye horseman's picke.


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Welp, in last night's game, my character found a copy of the Diabolic chapter of the Book of the Damned. Should've known something was up when he had a hard time unlocking that chest covered in a skull motif with a DC 45 lock...

We left the matter there, as it was the end of the session. I'm assuming he's going to fail the Will save and take the luge run to lawful evil. He'll probably slaughter the younglings and then go to the Mustafar System for a nice long pout.

*cackle*

The best part is, he's a roguish aasimar who's really played up his heritage in RP--despite being TN on a good day. Yurig the Angel, he introduces himself as... bwahahaa!


Asmodeus' Advocate wrote:
Is there any way to abuse infinite carrying capacity?

Countable or uncountable infinity?


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Well in this version of "Let's Kill Krampus" it will be "Krampus" meets "Saw" meets "Panic Room".

Wait, what kind of game is it? Is it:

Let's Kill Krampus!

-or-

Let's Kill, Krampus!

Huh, I guess commas don't always save lives.


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The Blue Pugwampho wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Well in this version of "Let's Kill Krampus" it will be "Krampus" meets "Saw" meets "Panic Room".

Wait, what kind of game is it? Is it:

Let's Kill Krampus!

-or-

Let's Kill, Krampus!

Huh, I guess commas don't always save lives.

Ahem.

Excuse me for the slight derail here.

*clears throat again*

Ahem.

Pardon me, "Blue Pugwampho", but where were you last Wednesday when we were given a critical job to do? Hmmm?


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A supervillain is never late, nor early. He arrives precisely when he means to!


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Also, I ate all the snacks provisions.

Apparently, eating a dozen pounds of dried plums does horrifying things to one's digestive system.

Like bonnacon type things.


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*Hands an entire 12-pack of toilet paper to BP* Here, you'll need these.


I think the bonnacon is hilarious. What's even funnier is that spell check didn't flag it.


quibblemuch wrote:
Asmodeus' Advocate wrote:
Is there any way to abuse infinite carrying capacity?
Countable or uncountable infinity?

Theoretically infinite carrying capacity - if you somehow stuck them in the middle of a planet without dying, they could move the planet around.

It's a superhero game, in a rather rules-light system (Weaverdice) and the character's power is that of subjective gravity; they and everything they're carrying fall in whatever direction they want. They can turn their subjective gravity up to increase their weight or accelerate to terminal velocity faster, or they can turn it down to reduce their weight, the weight of the things they're carrying, or accelerate to terminal velocity slower. That last one's more useful than accelerating to terminal velocity, as they've got no superhuman durability beyond three inch thick concrete armor (the plan's to replace it with some sort of metal once I've the resources to do so).

Beyond the obvious applications, what can you do with a power that basically boils down to infinite carrying capacity?


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Ah. I see. Gravity manipulation. That's slightly different. If you had uncountably infinite carrying capacity, see, I think you could use the Banach-Tarski paradox to create as much stuff as you wanted (which would solve your needing resources problem nicely).

But if you're just manipulating gravity without limits... (*evil snerk*)

You can increase your gravity to draw people towards you, then decrease it to near-nothing at the last minute, leaping out of the way. If the force of the sudden momentum increase doesn't destroy them or the heat-friction from all that acceleration, the collision at your former center of gravity will.

If you want armor without having to pay for it, why not manipulate gravity to create some neutron-star compacted matter, then constantly manipulate gravity so it doesn't weigh that much, but is still really, really dense? You gotta figure that's worth some protective bonus.

You could jump on somebody and then increase your mass a lot. Make sure you're wearing your neutron pants when you do that. Otherwise, whether the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it's going to be bad for the pitcher...

You could probably get a Vegas residency as a juggler. Like, the best juggler ever.

Just spit-balling... which you could also use spit-balls lethally if you wanted. "Look out! He's chewing paper!"


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Can you use this power at a distance? If you could make the air in people's lungs weigh, say, as much as one of these very heavy gases that would really inconvenience their ability to breathe.


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I feel like I'm going to have to go back to school to get a Ph.D. in physics to appropriately answer this question. My application is going to be a bit awkward.

"So why do you want to study gravity?"

"Well, see, there's this messageboard question I can't stop thinking about..."

"NEXT!"

"No, just hear me out. If you had subjective gravity without limits..."

"SECURITY!"

And that's how I found out that CERN has a tiny cell where they keep you till your loved ones can drive you home. It was comfy and there was a juice box and some sedatives.


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mmmm...juice boxes


quibblemuch wrote:
But if you're just manipulating gravity without limits... (*evil snerk*)

Their power isn't unlimited gravity control, unfortunately - they choose what direction they fall. It's less re-flavored telekinesis and more a re-flavored flight/superstrength combo, with caveats.

quibblemuch wrote:
You could jump on somebody and then increase your mass a lot.

Increase your weight a lot. /nitpick

That's pretty much his fighting "style" in a nutshell. x) His subjective gravity doesn't get any stronger than 5 gs, but that's pretty close to more g-force than you want to experience regularly anyway. And he's already plenty heavy, encased in cement as he is.


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Good news and bad news (and a "Meh"):

Good - I got a live group together!! First time in over two years I'll be playing live! We did a session zero yesterday for Skull and Shackles.

Meh - It's Pathfinder. I mean, at least it's not D&D. I would've preferred to go with something less traditional, but they're 3 new players (two never played, and 1 has been over 10 years), so you go with the archetypical. I drew the line at D&D though. I'm NOT doing D&D, player or GM.

Bad - I have to be the one GMing, because none of them have played. Despite the advanced learning curve compared to 5e, they seem to like the myriad of options compared to 5e, which is much more focused.

L5R group continues on Friday.


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Noice!


Excellent! Kill 'em all!


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Hump day.
That day when you realize the week is half over. And it's all downhill from here.
:)

THEN you realize that it is a very, very, VERY steep hill,...
O_o


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Ragadolf wrote:

Hump day.

That day when you realize the week is half over. And it's all downhill from here.
:)

THEN you realize that it is a very, very, VERY steep hill,...
O_o

If only you could control your subjective gravity...


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The Blue Pugwampho wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Well in this version of "Let's Kill Krampus" it will be "Krampus" meets "Saw" meets "Panic Room".

Wait, what kind of game is it? Is it:

Let's Kill Krampus!

-or-

Let's Kill, Krampus!

Huh, I guess commas don't always save lives.

It's kind of whatever I want since if I do run this, I'm having 15 level PCs with Artifacts have to go kill Krampus, who is locked in a death trap/panic room/escape room that some resources if slightly crazed forces in service to some other more sane NPCs needed help with when they wanted Krampus...kept? Kind of... That's kind of how I'm picturing it.


Housemate Dizzydoo42 is going in for surgery in the morning. Send him prayers, good vibes, whatever you got!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Housemate Dizzydoo42 is going in for surgery in the morning. Send him prayers, good vibes, whatever you got!

Whatever we got?

O.0

I think I’ll play it safe and just send well wishes.


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Jests aside, here’s hoping for a complicationless operation and swift recovery.


Aye, hope all goes well!


Best of luck to Dizzydoo 42!


Best of luck!


+1 well-wishes and prayers for speedy recovery.


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And today i realized,

That my morning work email,...

,... was everyone ELSE'S 'To-Do' list for ME.

>_<

Which, of course, usually has nothing whatsoever to do with my actual JOB.
This,... explains why I am always behind I think.
O_o


Good luck, Dizzydoo42!


I hate pulling a muscle...At least I think it's a pulled muscle. All I know is walking normally isn't happening now. Maybe tomorrow.


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Yikes. Ice and heat. Ice and heat.


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My dog has been doing this weird thing for the past few weeks:

He walks up to you when you're sitting somewhere, and just kinda rests his dick on your knee, or if you're in a recliner, on your foot, or whatever. At least once a day I have to push him away. Sometimes he'll walk over to my girlfriend's dog, who's lying down, and either sit on him (like do the sit position, but resting his ass on the other dog's back) or straddle him so his johnson is resting on the other dog's head.

He's a neutered 9-month old (I have a big puppers), so I don't think it's a sexual thing, and he's not really a dominant type, so I wonder...is his junk just cold?

It's really, really weird...


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Dogs are weird, man.

I have cats.

(Cats are also weird, but at least you don't have to walk them.)


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Ah Friday,

End of work week? (Not for me)

BUT at the Old Wizzie's house, it IS Pizza day! :)

(Been doing Pizza-Fridays and movie night since the kids were little. Kids not little any more. But some things are worth keeping!) :)


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Exactly. My son is 25 and we still let him open one gift on Christmas Eve, something we've done since he was a wee lad.


Freehold's father passed away.


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I'm sorry for Freehold.

Also while I like dogs better, even I will concede dogs can be quite weird at times.

Plus I like walking dogs. Just not like 5 times a day though...


John Napier 698 wrote:
Freehold's father passed away.

So sorry to hear about Freehold's father. Losing a parent is so hard. I've lost both mine and both my inlaws, all people I cared very deeply about.

Do you think he'd like a PM for condolences or should we just wait for him to come back and talk when he's ready?


Drop in on Deep-6.


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Haladir wrote:

Dogs are weird, man.

I have cats.

(Cats are also weird, but at least you don't have to walk them.)

Cats are so weird too!

And don't get me started on squirrels,
the word that comes to mind is varmint.
have you ever seen squirrels and catapults.
https://youtu.be/adlH1WtyCcU


thanks you ya'll for your prayers


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Hope you're doing alright, matee :)


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Legend of the Five Rings - Sessions 1-2!:
In news of my L5R campaign:

On the way to the Hare Clan capital to investigate a smuggling operation, the party discovered a particular shop, the Honorable Flower, was selling considerably cheap opium. Too cheap to be within the legal limits.

Along the way they stopped in a village and solved a few bandit problems...

After the party's Dragon Clan Mirumoto Bushi won a duel with a corrupt village headmaster and former Imperial Legion officer to first blood, they had sufficient legal claim to arrest him for the crimes they discovered.

You see, it turns out he had straight up denied pay to a ronin and several peasant ashigaru who worked for him, and when they took to banditry to survive, he blamed them for missing taxes that he claimed were being sent to the Emperor but he was actually skimming from the village. Said headmaster was stripped of his title, denied seppuku, and is likely going to face severe physical punishment. You don't skimp from the Emperor's share. The party acted honorable when they found his loot - all money was distributed to the peasants and the ronin (except for the owed taxes), with the headmaster's personal stash as interest.

The party's two Scorpion Clan members sent off to take the corrupt headmaster of the village they passed to justice. (One player who left the group, and an NPC who was accompanying him since he had the hostage disadvantage.)

The new Hida Bushi joined the party. The ronin they helped seems to have been invited to a clan as a reward for his honorable behavior (he had the party surrounded with archers hidden in the woods but gave them a chance to heal their wounded and talk it out instead of straight killing them - that's why they listened to his story and took down the corrupt headmaster who told them to take out the bandits). He isn't wearing a mon, however, and nobody has had the bothered to ask him which clan has adopted him. The monk in the party assumes it's a minor clan or one of the Imperial Families, as he's wearing a plain white kimono, and the only Clan he remembers that favors white is the Crane. Said former-ronin joins the party.

The party gets pressed for a bribe at the checkpoint into Hare Clan lands. They resolve matters diplomatically, even before the Lion Clan NPC leading their party can lose her s$&& over the insult of it all.

The party arrives in town. Investigates the Honorable Flower, and interrogate a drunken man outside of the shop about it. He informs them of a warehouse. They investigate the warehouse and the shop the next day in split teams.

In the warehouse they discover opium, gaijin drugs, gaijin pepper, and even gaijin weaponry (though none of them make the lore roles to recognize the weapon, and one nearly blows his own face off due to a Fascination disadvantage).

In the shop, the owner calls a corrupt magistrate.

Beneath the warehouse, there are secret tunnels. Lion Clan NPC offers to guard the tunnel. Warehouse team goes to meet shop team.

Shop team encounters corrupt magistrate. Mirumoto Bushi duels him. This guy is WAY out of Mirumoto's league. I feel I might be killing Mirumoto.

This f*~*er just barely wins the duel. Had it been to first blood, the magistrate would've won, but it was to the death, and the Dragon won it.

As the fight ends, the shop is set on fire from within as owners and such escape through tunnels (Hare Clan capital has many secret passages per lore).

Party returns to warehouse, finds Lion Clan NPC dead. Former-Ronin friend missing. The word "KOLAT" written in blood on the wall in Lion NPC's hand. Crystal tear found in her hand...

As you can tell, I'm making it into quite the intricate mystery. The party seems to be loving it. The former-ronin, BTW, did not betray them. He's not Kolat.

After all...the Kolat hate the Shadowlands, and he was just inducted into the Spider Clan. (Their contact in the Miya family is a high-placed Spider agent.)

NEXT TIME ON VAGUELY ASIAN GAME OF THRONES...


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It's a Mahavishnu Orchestra kind of evening.

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