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Ragadolf wrote:
(I know they plan it that way! The same people who are hiding the plans for engines that run on water, because the oil companies dont want to be run out of business!)

(¬_¬)


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Ragadolf wrote:

(I know they plan it that way! The same people who are hiding the plans for engines that run on water, because the oil companies dont want to be run out of business!)

That engine is on display in the Museum Of Suppressed Inventions. :-)

Grand Lodge

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Well, we have internet in the house finally. (Century Link canceled our Tuesday appointment without telling us, because of the seasonal hold on our account.) Now I just need to find the damned mailbox.


At least you're connected to (what passes for) civilization again!

Grand Lodge

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Indeed, mobile hotspots just don't cut it! We also have the sectional set up in the living room and I got the bed put together for the first time in a month. No more mattress on the floor! Although I do have to find the hardware for the kitchen table...


I'm glad I still have internet...even if Comcast sucks.


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Planar NPC: Master Brewer Rootshred. The bartender of the Crossroads.


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Deep monkey thought...


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One hopes Santa Monkey never lays eyes on the movie "Monkeyshines".


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Or Monkeybone.

Edit: On the other hand, Rose McGowan as Miss Kitty.


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Rose McGowan is a treasure. :)

Also I still remain firmly committed that Monkey Santa is just a Grodd/Ultra-Humanite plot to subvert humans.


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I suspect that in the end, we will discover that both Ultra-Humanite and Grodd were both (failed) attempts to take over the human world by the true mastermind,...

SANTA MONKEY!

O_o


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{ominously:} Taking over the human world is a complicated profession. Wouldn't you agree?

The Monkalorian, streaming soon from Ditsy+.


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Aaaah, now you know how it feels to be suborned by your lessers, you filthy apes. Your precious victories and grand triumphs undone, and by one of your own! Hah! The irony is as delicious as fresh blood and fine flesh.


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...and Skittles.


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The Librarian, the Crossroads most prominent lore-master.


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Azala the Reptite Queen wrote:
Aaaah, now you know how it feels to be suborned by your lessers, you filthy apes. Your precious victories and grand triumphs undone, and by one of your own! Hah! The irony is as delicious as fresh blood and fine flesh.

I loved the Forgotten Realms' Serpent Kingdoms book. I wish they'd gotten a Batrachi book out of Greenwood before they blew up the lore for 4e.


Serpent Kingdoms is one of the only Realms specific books I own from 3.5.

Aside from the 2e days, when Forgotten Realms pervaded everything D&D, I didn't keep up with the lore much. What did they do to it for 4e?


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Serpent Kingdoms is one of the only Realms specific books I own from 3.5.

Aside from the 2e days, when Forgotten Realms pervaded everything D&D, I didn't keep up with the lore much. What did they do to it for 4e?

They undid it for the rollout of 5e so you can just pretend it never happened*.

* Like everyone else did!
:D

Shadow Lodge

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Serpent Kingdoms is one of the only Realms specific books I own from 3.5.

Aside from the 2e days, when Forgotten Realms pervaded everything D&D, I didn't keep up with the lore much. What did they do to it for 4e?

Killed off a bunch of deities (often by making them do absolutely stupid things) and a bunch of major NPCs using a thing called the Spellplague. Then fast-forwarded ahead a couple centuries so the only canon NPCs still around were Drizzt and Elminster.


Good grief. What were they thinking?


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Good grief. What were they thinking?

I believe that question is a non sequitur in this case.

Orthos, you agree?


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I'm kind of with QB. There wasn't a lot of thinking going into 4th edition just "Let's blow up Faerun and see what we can do!"

Also I too liked Serpent Kingdoms but I still think Gorilla Grodd and Ultra-Humanite serve no one but themselves.


Quark Blast wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Good grief. What were they thinking?

I believe that question is a non sequitur in this case.

Orthos, you agree?

It is decidedly so.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Serpent Kingdoms is one of the only Realms specific books I own from 3.5.

One thing I've never understood: how can there be more than one "only"? :-)


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I think you’re all over-thinking Monkey Santa. It’s not like his diabolical schemes are that diabolical.


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Ed Reppert wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Serpent Kingdoms is one of the only Realms specific books I own from 3.5.
One thing I've never understood: how can there be more than one "only"? :-)

It's...complicated. And uses Geometry, the worst mathematics class I ever took.


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Ed Reppert wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Serpent Kingdoms is one of the only Realms specific books I own from 3.5.
One thing I've never understood: how can there be more than one "only"? :-)

Natural language != mathematical language.

Same reason something can be the "most" unique. Or how double (or quadruple or more) negatives can add emphasis instead of cancelling each other out like arithmetic terms. The algorithms that let you generate sentences allow for meanings to be conveyed beyond the strictest limits of geometrical precision.

Now, if you'll excuse me *hefts greatsword* I'm off to savagely split some English infinitives.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
It's...complicated. And uses Geometry, the worst mathematics class I ever took.

Tell me about it... you ever try to bisect a squamous angle using only tentacles and an Escher-edge?

*mind quietly blows*


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Why, I remember this one time *falls over in a puddle of drool*


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True Geometry story: I am bad at mathematics. Even basic arithmetic can be hard for me. I took Geometry when I was in the 10th grade and was failing it miserably. On a test, once I answered the question "How do you find the hypotenuse?" and I answered, "You look for tracks around the waterhole". Mr. Milligan, who was not a good teacher, to begin with, laughed so hard when grading my paper he passed me with a "C" for the semester, though I didn't deserve it based on my other scores.


HA!

Awesome.


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It's a Manowar sort of day. This was the "theme song" of my Anti-Paladin when I first began playing AD&D back in 1985. The song itself didn't come out that year but as time progressed and I played him more and more that once this album was released the song was the perfect fit.

Black Wind, Fire, and Steel -- Manowar


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Ghenso, the lumbering caretakers of the Crossroads.


Love it.


Manowar, when you definitely need some metal that also brings the D&D.

Also today; I think some times I'm too nice...My neighbor four houses up is like in her 90s. Now her dog is...okay in the sense it's a decent Dalmatian. But she does bark at all the other dogs and acts a little nuts when she sees one. But when she's in her home, she's pretty good around people. HOWEVER; while I understand some people like to walk their dogs, I don't get why (other than my neighbor believes [probably right]) she can't just be in her own yard. She has a much larger fenced in area. The only conclusion I can have (besides what my neighbor believes in that she won't do her dog business in the yard), is that her neighbor beside her doesn't like anything other than grass and yards. I mean I swear the guy doesn't do ANYTHING other than work on his yard and that's it. But because I'm nice...and it's not like I have far to go; (There's a side road that is rarely in use by the people that live above it, so myself and my neighbor use it for our dogs) I walk her there.

I guess mostly I was hoping to NOT be disturbed by anyone while I still try to...I guess not so much wrestle as adjust to how best to take care of an indoor/outdoor cat for like 23 days while my mom's away. Now my neighbor SWEARS it just until she gets better..but a) she's 90 and b) bronchitis isn't something you just get over in a short span...

So...yeah.


Bronchitis is tough at any age, I think. I've only had it once or twice and it hung around for quite a while.


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The Crossroads. That closes the Crossroads cycle. At least for now.


That's very cool.


So sometimes I stop at a local convenience store and buy a couple of hot dogs. I've been doing this there for years with no issues. Today that may have been ill-advised (urp).


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I prescribe a can of Red Bull. You can trust Dr. Monkey Santa—I have a stethoscope and smart glasses.


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You're at least as qualified as a couple of specialists I've seen, I'm sure!


Bronchitis is tough. But I'd like to point out she's not walking the dog THAT far. It's barely 400 feet from one end to the other...

I mean like tonight, even though with our local neighborhood block party, I still managed to get the dog to do all her business and I didn't even take her to the end of the road. (The dog, not my neighbor)

Anyways gaming was good. I got to use Speak with Haunt and felt relatively useful doing so. I just wish I had been able to stay to help my DM input my character into (I think it's Hero Lab) so he has it.

But we'll see. I still might have Jed run kamikaze style if things go side ways against some of the fire giants and/or their allies.


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Another glorious day here on this wee speck in the cosmic dispersa*! Everything's coming up Milhouse Quibblemuch!

By which, of course, I mean the Pats won handily last night and I've had a LOT of coffee since 4AM.

*Image of Earth from the Cassini space probe, July 19, 2013


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Drejk wrote:
The Crossroads. That closes the Crossroads cycle. At least for now.

Very cool series. Worthy of being stolen,... erm,... BORROWED by myself at some far-flung future where I actually get to play games.

:P


quibblemuch wrote:

Another glorious day here on this wee speck in the cosmic dispersa*! Everything's coming up Milhouse Quibblemuch!

By which, of course, I mean the Pats won handily last night and I've had a LOT of coffee since 4AM.

*Image of Earth from the Cassini space probe, July 19, 2013

THIS, is also very cool!

:)


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student holds up poster
"For my Romantic short story, I did 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.'"
"...why did you give the Headless Horseman an OwO face?"
"Memes, Ms. Scint."


I never looked at "Sleepy Hollow" as a romantic short story, but yeah, I guess it is!


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Romantic as in part of the Romantic movement (Hawthorne, Poe, Thoreau, Whitman, etc.), not "alas my love~" romantic.

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