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  1. I haven't really. But I have a sense that this is one of those things that, when I eventually do and if it makes economic sense, I am going to go all-in on. I have tried the Amazon same-day and 2-hour delivery services for last-minute things before (we needed a handful of things to finish making Thanksgiving dinner one year), and that that feels decadent and amazing. It would have only been more awesome had it been delivered by drone.
  2. I tend to get more annoyed at stupid fantasy names, or trendy common names, than coined names. Despite my gut reaction to the "popular" names, there's no point in being an elf-hole to someone about their given name; they had nothing to do with selecting it. I have a friend named Dyamond (pronounced Diamond) and she's told me that she never got crap about her name from other kids growing up, only from "adults" that insisted on correcting her or pronouncing it the way they thought was appropriate to how it's spelled.
  3. There is no fluff in the 'verse that can cause me to do this.
  4. It mostly only annoys me when the fluff is inconsistent, either in respect to the rules or general narrative.
  5. @Pingo Whelp, I know what I'm doing this afternoon now. Thanks.
  6. I'm taking this question to imply whether you'd rather find yourself in Star Trek's future, or Star Wars' past. I'll take the phaser.
  7. What did deCamp's edits do to Conan, and how do I know whether I have the edited or unedited versions?
  8. I think a better idea than the weekend quests (which are "do-a-thing") would be to have a larger or more involved question posted on Friday, along with the "Saturday/Sunday" follow-up. So, as an example: Question for Friday Month Day :: What experience do you consider your first exposure to geek/nerd culture (movie, rpgs, minis, video games, music, whatever)? Saturday follow up: Were you hooked immediately, or did the experience "prime" you for later involvement? Sunday follow up: Has your interest waxed and waned over the years, or remained constant? This is maybe not the best example, but it's what I've got off the cuff. I personally enjoy reading the questions, and I'm more likely to answer a big one on Friday (or Monday) than I am to ever go out and do whatever quest is put forth. Unless it happened to coincide with whatever I was already doing.
  9. I don't personally care for them, especially since it feels like a lot of them involve cooking. Like @redambrosia my weekends are usually spoken for in advance. If I have time enough for cooking experiments, the weekend has been wasted.
  10. I like that Master Chief is apparently the crazy cat person.
  11. Alcohol Onions Crab
  12. I have desk that is personalized via piles of mostly work related stuff and mostly not work related sticky notes on the wall behind it.
  13. Is it Rogue Ale's Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale?
  14. Afternoon storms, sandy beaches, sunscreen, grilling, the ocean, pineapple and watermelon, sea breezes on hot days, keeping an extra swimsuit and beach towel stashed in the car (just in case), skipping out on work/school because the day is too beautiful for responsibilities, hurricane parties. Mind you, summer is at least 8 months long here. Winter is about 2 weeks, Spring and Autumn divide the remaining time as they see fit.
  15. That totally looks like Thor, as portrayed in Kung Fury.
  16. Not really, no. Then again, I don't pay a whole lot of attention to the major ones anymore either.
  17. I don't remember my first screen name. That was back in the days of BBS and dial-up. The first D&D character that I created (not the first I played, i don't remember that character's name) was named Mangar though, after the evil wizard from The Bard's Tale.
  18. Flip Flops. And yes, I wear them to work.
  19. Happy Birthday!
  20. Eh, it's not so bad. You get used to it after a decade or three.
  21. I have a Cthu-luau themed pool party this Saturday as an immediate future thing. General plans for hiking, BBQs, beach days, kayaking, and learning to surf are also in the mix.
  22. Running away doesn't always fit into everyone's idea of fun or heroic fantasy. Personally, I'd rather have some characters die because I made an error in the application of my character's abilities, or because the dice just doomed me, than because I was presented with a fight the DM intended me to run away from. From a player perspective, it's sometimes a method to help the DM remain "fair"; "We're not going to run away from any challenge; so, anytime you want to end the campaign, just throw something at us that we can't possibly overcome."
  23. Only some things, and only some times. I don't generally buy food stuff in bulk, outside of "buy one get one" type deals. But I purchase toilet paper, garbage bags, and stuff like that in the largest quantity for the lowest per unit price I can. It's not so different storing 50 or 500 sandwich bags, for example.
  24. Good point about all of you who are checking and test fitting everything. I need to make sure I do that soon. My order arrived right before the holiday weekend, so all it did was get chucked into the game room.