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They managed to save the artifacts and art, one story said. The French president said they will rebuild it.


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Of course they will. I had no doubt. I just was concerned there wouldn't be ANYTHING left for them to rebuild.


Interesting story about that terrible fire in Notre Dame,

The roof collapsed over the main Cathedral, but somehow it missed both the hanging cross and the main altar.
O_o

I am glad it looks as if they will have something left to rebuild from, but I still cry at the history and art that was lost.

I hope the above post is correct, and they managed to save the artworks inside, but still, those ginormous windows!
>_<

(I have an aunt that does her own stained glass window-work. I can't even begin to imagine the work that went into those giant cathedral windows!)


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Rag,

I'm reasonable certain while they won't be the same glass as before, they will replace them with more than passable replicas. I mean I know the art of stained glass hasn't COMPLETELY died out. You know, like VHS tapes and 8 tracks.

Also I think it's the credit to the architects of the time that knew "Fire on roof bad!" so that the vaulted ceilings they used would at least protect some of the people should it happen while there was a service. At least that's my take from it.

We'll see what all survives, but if the main walls and the main altar are intact, that's all the better.


Ya know, it occurred to me the other day that I used to collect vinyl albums but now I collect medical specialists. I have a general practitioner, a cardiologist, a pain specialist, an orthopedist, a psychiatrist, and of course a dentist. Gads, I'm old.


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I used to collect Magic the Gathering cards. Now at least I have something more substantial with my Pathfinder RPG stuff. :)


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I collect... you know what, it's not important. Let's just say I'm a collector and leave it at that.


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Fava beans?


Hi, everyone!


Hey! How the heck are ya?


There's about to be a reckoning of sorts here at Sweet Home Calabama. My son has given his idiot roommate until May 1st to get out. They've both lived here nearly a year and have saved no money at all. Where my son is concerned I'm mostly ok with that. But his roommate, who really is a funny guy but a total fool makes more money and blows it all on guitars, eating out, and Lord knows what else.

Anyway, they nearly came to blows today. I have a feeling there's going to be a 911 call and lots of Xanax in my future.


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I want to start working on my PF Classic adventures. Need to decide what story I want to tell and get down to outlining and planning and plotting.


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Orthos wrote:
I want to start working on my PF Classic adventures. Need to decide what story I want to tell and get down to outlining and planning and plotting.

Then go for it. Knock 'em dead!


Winter is coming.


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House Santa is ready.


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Hello, all ! Don't mind me ; just chilling out of reach of the Gnarl Fruitterbold menace.

[*chirps of springtime birds, gentle love on the gentle breeze*]


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Brave New World lessons:

"So, are any of you familiar with what the Savage is reciting?"
"Romeo and Juliet?"
"Not this one. This is from a poem Shakespeare wrote called 'The Phoenix and the Turtle' about-"
"I saw a turtle yesterday, and it was so cute!"

And they wonder why I'm teaching this book.


Hey, all you hep cats and chicks here's another chapter in the continuing and ever growing saga of a man, his knee, and his heart.

Had to cancel my shrink appointment today to a SUDDEN increase in pain in my knee. I'm on a walker now and the pain is so bad I can barely use that. The heart doctor scheduled a chemical stress test for me on tomorrow but it won't be until the 24th before I know the results. He steadfastly refuses to allow me to have the surgery until after the stress test and its results. I honestly don't know how long I can stand this worsening pain and decreased mobility (not like I do much more than going to the kitchen or bathroom, but hey, I guy's gotta live).

I see my pain specialist on Friday and I hope beyond hope he has a solution for at least temporary relief. The hydrocodone I take for my other, chronic pain doesn't even scratch the surface of the pain in my knee.

Anyway, I just needed to vent and I'm sorry to sound like an old broken record with all this. This will be my last negative note for the day. I hope all my Housemates are having a great day!


Ok, this place is getting dark because of my downer-ness. Let's perk it up! We need more Santa Monkey! We need amusing anecdotes! We need workplace stories! We need updates on your games and fiction! We need beer!

Shadow Lodge

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I'm about to murder my party in high-level gaming!

Wait, that's dark too...


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Just make it a sort of..umm...light hearted, whimsical murder!


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Scint and I have started hashing out our first plot. As stated, it's going to be winter-themed, with lots of ice fey, wolf-men, giants, and kobolds.


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Oooh! I don't know if you're ancient enough to remember the 70s pop song "Wildfire" but I'm tinkering with a winter-themed adventure for when my players are high enough level to tackle what I have in mind. The song is about a woman who died in a blizzard looking for her lost horse, Wildfire. She comes down from the mountains and rides the plains and the singer believes one day she'll come for him. It's supposed to be a love song, but I see enough darkness in it to make it into a nice, horror flavored game.


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Scintillae wrote:

Brave New World lessons:

"So, are any of you familiar with what the Savage is reciting?"
"Romeo and Juliet?"
"Not this one. This is from a poem Shakespeare wrote called 'The Phoenix and the Turtle' about-"
"I saw a turtle yesterday, and it was so cute!"

And they wonder why I'm teaching this book.

"Oooh! Donuts!"


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Oooh! I don't know if you're ancient enough to remember the 70s pop song "Wildfire" but I'm tinkering with a winter-themed adventure for when my players are high enough level to tackle what I have in mind. The song is about a woman who died in a blizzard looking for her lost horse, Wildfire. She comes down from the mountains and rides the plains and the singer believes one day she'll come for him. It's supposed to be a love song, but I see enough darkness in it to make it into a nice, horror flavored game.

I am not familiar with it but I'm willing to wager money that it's on Youtube. I'll give it a listen sometime. =)


In semi-related news, I discovered this song and now I want a cockroach-based variant Worm That Walks as a villain.

With Lyrics


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So while I have no real news (other than my mom's orthopedic doctor isn't happy with her due to her overuse of her arm); I am feeling very musical in terms of two things that have come to reside in my head of late;

One is a cover of Blue on Black by Five Finger Death Punch that features some excellent frets by Brian May (and some vocals with Kenny Wayne Shepard and some other guy I don't know). I had already heard their first cover of this. But I like this one mostly because...well it's freaking BRIAN MAY!!!

The other is kind of the sound track of my life and a voice inside me that I always felt resonated. IE Chester Bennington doing vocals for Mark Morton. (I admit. I'm a sucker for good frets and also for Lamb of God.) on his new album, IE Cross Out the Days.


Orthos wrote:
I am not familiar with it but I'm willing to wager money that it's on Youtube. I'll give it a listen sometime. =)

Wildfire -- Michael Martin Murphy


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I'm running World of Darkness for some friends.

While inadvertently smuggling a dead body, they are pulled over by a cop, and decide to telekinetically pants him before entering combat.

I'm mostly proud.


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One of my sword-fighting pals is going to start running TTRPG sessions - probably Savage Worlds, and if he uses the Lankhmar setting, I will probably have a Happy Accident.

Grand Lodge

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Just make it a sort of..umm...light hearted, whimsical murder!

There was a lot of cursing the demon's name, if that counts. 2.5 of 5 PCs dead.


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I'm gonna be mastering a session of B/X D&D to my wife and our eleven years old kid... Real Soon Now (how much preparation do one really needs for the first ever adventure of one's son, anyway ?) !

[Note to one's self: don't overdo it ! Relax ! Jeebus...]


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Just make it a sort of..umm...light hearted, whimsical murder!
There was a lot of cursing the demon's name, if that counts. 2.5 of 5 PCs dead.

.5? Is one of them only Mostly Dead? It so, does the party have chocolate on hand?

Grand Lodge

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I mean, he was dead, then the cleric hit him with a breath of life before the demon wasted him. So he was negative but stable.


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Huzzah! Without prompting from me or needing things spelled out, the children's overall reaction to Gatsby's fixation on Daisy has been a resounding "Oof."


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I mean, he was dead, then the cleric hit him with a breath of life before the demon wasted him. So he was negative but stable.

So that's a yes. =)


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Just make it a sort of..umm...light hearted, whimsical murder!
There was a lot of cursing the demon's name if that counts. 2.5 of 5 PCs dead.

to: DmCal, I betcha believe in Unihorns, I betcha...

to: T_O_Z, Was the point to kill them or not to kill them? This could be confusing if you are the poor .5 PC. Am I alive or am I dead or is there a third choice?

Shadow Lodge

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Death is just another status condition to remove at subtier 14-15.


Quiche Lisp wrote:

I'm gonna be mastering a session of B/X D&D to my wife and our eleven years old kid... Real Soon Now (how much preparation do one really needs for the first ever adventure of one's son, anyway ?) !

[Note to one's self: don't overdo it ! Relax ! Jeebus...]

Just have fun. You should figure out what areas of knowledge he is good at then throw a fastball through his wheelhouse. That's baseball jargon, just have fun with them.


I'm glad you said that was baseball jargon, because I almost never get sports jargon references, not being a fan of any sport, though fencing and competitive loitering come close.


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Two minutes ago I got the news--I've been cleared for knee surgery!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Two minutes ago I got the news--I've been cleared for knee surgery!

Whoo-hoo! :D


Huzzah!!


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You know some of us don't like having surgery...but if it helps you Cal, go for it.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Two minutes ago I got the news--I've been cleared for knee surgery!

Excellent!


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
You know some of us don't like having surgery...but if it helps you Cal, go for it.

Surgery isn't the sort of thing you get done because you LIKE it. It's the sort of thing you get done because you NEED it, usually for the sake of your health, well-being, or not dying.


Thomas Seitz wrote:
You know some of us don't like having surgery...but if it helps you Cal, go for it.

Yeah. I have other hobbies besides surgery...LOL.


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Hobbies... yes...


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Orthos,

I get that. I just feel weird when people say it's good news. I mean admittedly I have a different threshold than some about good news...but still!

Cal,

I assumed as much. It was more it being good news instead of just "news that will eventually turn things to good."


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I knew what ya meant, so no worries!

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