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  1. Welcome to the Department of Acquisitions! This is a continuation of the thread wherein we share pictures and stories of all the awesome stuff we acquire. Go forth, and leave no bargain unexplored! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  2. Here is the link to the official thread, which has the actual Hangout link: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69040-hang-out-and-paint-google-hangouts/ This is a just-for-fun thread, a place to put little snippets from Google Hangouts with forum members so that those who can't participate can still enjoy some of the fun. They need not make sense, but they DO still need to be family-friendly! This is also the place to put "Is anybody on right now?" type posts. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Only 17 days left.... [PANICKING INTENSIFIES] Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    ^THIS. We ran into that ourselves with MrBoot's CPAP, and were wondering why we kept getting odd bills every few months from the sleep center. Turns out his insurance dictates that it must be "rented" for the first year until the total is paid off (sort of like a cell phone, I guess), supposedly to make sure he's serious about using it. Which okay, I can understand, I guess, but it would have been really nice if that had been made clear to us when we first got it. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    My group just finished our 'character creation and intro to da rulez' session (I figured it would be a good idea to have a separate session for that and boy am I glad I did). MrBoot took a dwarven fighter, and was done with his character long before the rest of the group, who all took spellcasters of some flavor. We have a gnome sorceress, a human wizard, and a goblin alchemist. He was done in an hour, but the rest took at least twice that. My first impressions are that while Paizo said they wanted to make the layout of their new rulesbook simpler and easier to locate information, I feel like it's not much better than PF1; little bits of important information tucked into random sidebars and such, though I will grant that they did a lot better about saying "see page x for more information about this thing." Also, trying to scroll back and forth on a pdf was SUPER PAINFUL, though at least they did make it searchable. The first thing I did after the session ended was try to find a place online to buy the physical copy (FYI, several places do have it, including amazon and target). Originally I'd scoffed at paying money for a set of beta rules, but I see now I'm gonna need at least one copy. The gazillions of feats did take some time to wrap everyone's brains around, but we muddled through. A universal annoyance was the fact that there wasn't a place on the character sheet to write what kind of armor you have. There's literally no spot to list out all of the information about it, so players ended up either writing it awkwardly across the top or lumping it in with basic equipment. Also, understanding the concept of "untrained, trained, expert, etc." and how it pertained to armor and casting spells took...awhile. The sorceress is super excited that one of the things she can summon at level 1 is an animated broom, though. I anticipate recreations of Fantasia and (later, when other animated furniture is added to the summon monster list) Beauty and the Beast. I must acquire more furniture miniatures before then. So far, I'm not a fan of how the new character sheet is laid out. It's way too visually busy, and I feel like they were going for esoterically artistic rather than functionally plain. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to realize that the tiny dice symbols all over are to indicate that you roll a d20 and add the number next to it. Like, okay, that's very cute, but it's really unnecessary and just adds to the cluttered feel of the page. My overall impression so far (added to my experiences leaning about and playing PF2 at Paizocon a few months ago) is that Paizo promised a system that they've examined and rebuilt from the ground up, and I must say they do deliver that. There's a TON more that's been changed than I was expecting, but I'm waiting to pass final judgement until we've made it through at least the first chapter (about two regular play sessions). That will give me a better feel for how everything works together. But right now it feels like a fair bit of "fixing things that weren't broken just to make them more different." I have to say I'm looking forward to combat, though; my experience at Paizocon was that it's much more streamlined than PF1, which is where a lot of my current beefs with that system lie. ~~~~~~~~~~ Thoughts from MrBoot (he made a dwarven fighter, and has lots of experience both GMing and playing): Likes: Character creation about the same as PF1 Fewer creation options but still enough to customize Race is relevant to hit points (so a halfling will inherently be squishier than an orc, for example) Further consolidation of skills Seems fairly streamlined Dislikes: Wording badly needs work Lots of DC's listed as "up to the GM to determine" without a lot of guidance HP from race is a one-time bonus, so at high levels it becomes irrelevant. Would prefer cutting hp in half from both class and race, then giving that amount at each level Maneuvers seem like they've been heavily nerfed (he likes playing characters that focus on maneuvers, such as trip and disarm) Not impressed with advantages granted from increase in skill level, especially that you have to wait until late game just for a +3 (legendary). Dislikes that Heal (now called Medicine) can now no longer be used to actually heal damage If Paizo is going to use Critical Failures, they should include them for attacks as well so they affect all classes equally Does not like Combat Flexibility (Fighters can pick a single feat at the beginning of each day that they can have for free for that day). He wants his NPCs to be complete once they are done being built Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Same here; drama taught me how to project when required. I can be shouty in short bursts, but it's definitely not my usual state. Except apparently when I'm very excited, in which case I tend to unconsciously get rather loud in my exuberance. On Part 2 of vacation now, which involves me, MrBoot, my two siblings, their spouses, plus 3 nieces and a nephew, all under 4 years of age, all crammed into a 4 bed 2 bath rental house on an island off the coast west of Olympia for a week. This is exactly 5 times as chaotic as one would imagine. MrBoot has been spending a fair bit of time reading on the back porch while I've been bemusedly allowing myself to be swarmed by the high-octane energy only a pair of 3-year old girls can generate. It's exhausting but also more enjoyable than I was expecting, despite a rough first day. However, adding to the fun is the fact that MrBoot and I both came down with some particularly nasty food poisoning at the same time yesterday afternoon (no idea where from, we've been eating all over the place this past week). MrBoot proved once again that his digestive system is made of sterner stuff than mine, for while he just felt nauseous and tired and generally unwell, my body was expeditiously ridding itself of everything I'd eaten since last Christmas by whatever means possible. I'm feeling slightly less like death today, which is good, though just taking a shower was surprisingly exhausting. My brother-in-law was a trooper and drove 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store last night to pick up necessities like pepto bismol (which my stomach did not appreciate), crackers, applesauce, etc. I'm just glad that we weren't actually camping when this happened, that would have been a little too much excitement for me. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Email questions@reapercon.com Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  8. I needed to go to my email and do a search for Growtix. That pulled up all of the classes I'd purchased, which I could then cross-reference with the class list. I hope that helps. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Immediately following last year's andrenaline-fueled sprint of Ma'al Drakar madness, I swore on my left boot I'd not bring any entry to the con that wasn't finished (barring touch-ups from traveling). I'm sticking to that too. I spent too much time last year with my dragon and not enough just hanging out with friends. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Roll Call for Con

    Wednesday afternoon to Monday morning! I AM SO EXCITE Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    The box of minis for my class arrived today! ...And now I get to prime ALL OF THEM. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I think it's time I accepted that my planned entry will have to wait until next year. I only have 2 weeks left of workable time, and that's not nearly enough. Which is a real shame, since I was going to try for silver with this piece, and nothing I've completed this year warrents more than a bronze (all tabletop pieces). I may try to finish something small so I can at least enter SOMETHING. At the very least I'll bring a couple of my best tabletop things, again so I'll have something to enter. At least I'll be getting myself there, so that's the important thing, plus I have my ridiculously foofy dress I'm looking forward to wearing. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    MASTER PAINTERS 3-5 words biography HELP PLEASE

    It's a play on the song "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson. No offense was intended I'm sure, and you can feel free to use a different description if you're uncomfortable with that. :) My suggestion: Anne Foerster: Makes the Rainbow (she's the one who creates the paints at Reaper) I'll try to think of a few more. This is a neat idea! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    2018 ReaperCon Forumite Bingo Signup

    I'm in! Forum name I'll send you the pic (I want to use the purple cat hat one I used last year) Wednesday - Sunday Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Ordered mine last night! They will be purple and teal, to carry on the tradition. I decided to pay a couple dollars more on shipping, so they will get here on the 8th. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  16. Well, it depends what your requirements are for getting a ribbon. Mine basically consist of "stand still long enough for me to fling one at you" (aka tell me your forum name), so mine go pretty quickly. Last year I ordered 125 and had a couple dozen left, but my schedule was far more busy last year than my first year, so I didn't get a chance to socialize nearly as much. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Mine seems to prefer corner-side-down. But then, I've got an Otterbox case, so it just bounces. I've had to replace the case once because the hard plastic component was getting cracked along one corner, but I know it's saved me having to replace my phone at least 3 times. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Cat lying on my lap = Adorable Cat kneading her paws because she's happy and content = Adorable The fact that I'm wearing leggings when she starts doing this = ...Significantly less adorable I managed to dissuade her with little difficulty and no damage done, but given that I have remarkably little experience with lap kitties, I'd not considered this problem until it started happening. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  19. Hm, same thing happened for me. @Morihalda is the one who set up the server, so she's the one who can create a new invite link, I don't have that power. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    RIBBONS! Oh my gosh I knew I forgot something!! Maybe I can do a rush order.... Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    There is an ICD 10-CM medical code for "Contact with flying horses." It is W31.81x (plus the appropriate encounter letter at the end), for those that are curious. .......Now granted, when you flip to the full description, the actual text of the code reads "Contact with recreational machinery," so I assume it means a merry-go-round horse or similar. It definitely caused a major double-take when I happened across it in the Index. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Mori Learns Sculpting

    Paging @TaleSpinner. Talespinner to the thread, please. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  23. Unlike myself. I only ordered a bundle of 6 packages of Plakers dental flossers. Because adulthood is all about being wild and crazy with all the exciting stuff you can buy, right? Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I had the coolest dream last night! It was like something out of a spy/action movie. MrBoot and I were international spies or agents of some sort, going on all sorts of crazy dangerous missions all over the world (I distinctly remember Egypt, France and Israel) and being chased by armed bad guys and barely evading capture and stuff. My family's old house in California was our base of operations, where our crew hung out, and my parents kept everyone supplied with food and housing (we all agreed that nobody would tell my mother what the two of us were up to, so when questioned we would give answers like "Oh, we went for a walk in the park." *camera cuts to us running for our lives through a park being chased by a dozen guys with guns*). The coolest bit was we had a couple characters from TV there as well, except they were live people: Mr. Cobra Bubbles from Lilo and Stitch was our head of security/body guard, and Wade from Kim Possible was our head tech guy and master of code cracking. The whole time he was working on cracking a nasty encryption that MrBoot and I had gotten ahold of, which would tell us all about our enemies' plans. By the time my dream ended, he'd managed to crack it, and had begun decoding the plans, and had gotten far enough to say that one of their plans was to invade the US and Canada. I think nuclear missiles were involved. It was never clear who our enemies actually were, just a sort of generic "bad guys," though I remember their schemes were quite sophisticated and complex. Near the end of the dream, I'd started to learn that various people who had helped us with different missions were starting to be killed or go missing, and that these incidents were happening more rapidly. The last thing I remember is going around my house checking in on everyone's progress, making sure Wade was properly supplied with hot pockets and snickers, and informing Cobra Bubbles that he and his team were very valuable and essential (they were all starting to get a bit bored just sitting around the house) and that I'd just gotten word that some folks in Israel who had helped us that morning were already dead, which meant our enemies were hot on our trail. He thanked me and shook my hand, then went back to being on guard. And then I woke up and decided all that was too cool not to write down somewhere. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  25. Found it: [snip] I'll wait until the actual production figure is revealed to get excited. I hope it is translucent, I could do such cool things with inks. EDIT: See ladystorm's reply below for the Official answer. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D