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Everything posted by Sylverthorne

  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Well, now I'm disturbed. I went for a walk, y'know, like you do when you have your own pocket park. Stumbled over some bones - looked like deer. *blink* Right, okay, we have deer, I've seen loose dogs, I can math ... keep going, because dog knows, stuff appears that is weird .. no, really... but I am just finishing my loop and I hear an 'uff' noise. Kind of a hard exhalation, not human. So I pause and start looking around more closely and I eventually light on a deer. I thought first it - she, on closer examination - was in labor, but by the time I had snuck around for a better angle (because, seriously, how often do you get to see that?) she'd stopped moving. And breathing. I deliberately broke a twig. Nothing happened. I found some more bones not far from where she went down, and now I'm wondering what the heck she got into that killed her, because on pure eyeball, I couldn't find an obvious cause. :/ Kind of disturbing.
  2. Aeon Trespass: Nymphs

    .. I came out the other end without adding extra nymphs. I call this a success, considering the temptation arrayed before me. ;p
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I .. arted a map over the weekend? I mean, it was necessary, sort of ... but.. I arted a map. Now I have to get past the 'well, that was many hours of my time wasted, because nobody wants it' phase of having put the thing up where it could be seen. >.< And then I took a head-on plunge into WoW, because fraggitall. *shrug*
  4. New DM is throwing up too many red flags!

    Yeah.. this was a full-sized .. can't remember if it was a heavy warhorse or not, but even leaving aside the part where horses aren't keen on dark, weird-smelling places, and this one was not trained in the slightest for being underground, it was a /horse/, and it weighed what horses weigh... *sigh* There's a reason I don't build cavaliers for dungeon-crawls... and if I do, /they don't ride horses/.
  5. New DM is throwing up too many red flags!

    All else fails, Rock to Mud on the doorframe, kick the door down, walk out. .... I actually had a character do that once, just before I walked out of a session with a GM who was pants at GMing /and/ playing. To this day, Mr. Thorne and I call this guy Horse; he was dumb enough to think a horse could be brought into a dungeon and put on an elevator ... without losing its horsey mind and turning itself into salami-paste. >.< Mr. Thorne was /not impressed/. We only saw him once again after the Rock to Mud dungeon. I'm /not subtle/ when I think someone is suffering an excess of stupid. Sadly, I'm not sure he learned anything....
  6. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Annnd.. booked! Barring Circumstances (TM), it looks like we're going. So I'm told. Apparently, Mr. Thorne enjoyed himself. I'm still not sure what he did (he got into one of Wolf's games, I think), and .. I don't know. I was busy. ^^; And now ... we.. plot. Muhuuhuuhahhaaaaa!
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Goulash tonight, apparently. Mr. Thorne is frying bacon ends and hacking up meat. Kitchen smells like noms, and I have fled. I helped, now I am out the way. ^^; Wonder if we're having it with Spätzle or dumplings...
  8. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    .... you have /no idea/ how badly I want you to port this over to here.. or the Portal .. so /I can play/. Nowhere NEAR enough Eberron games around, and nowhere near enough games, in general. ^^;
  9. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Hrn. Nothing ever easy... Who's organizing it, it not being an Official Reaper Event?
  10. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Not knowing the area, how's the hotel's restaurant?
  11. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    ..well, if we have a house-sitter ... we might be going. ^^;
  12. New DM is throwing up too many red flags!

    I've done a variant of that myself; wherein the players are shanghai'd, wake up in the (empty) hold of a suspiciously dry ship, and then have to figure out how to get themselves freed, out and where their gear went... I also got my Sunday group with concentrated whinnis and had them wake up nekkid (more or less), in cells with no easy ways out. The cells themselves were under permanent anti-magic effects and generally designed to be miniature Arcatraz... but they did escape, reclaim their gear, and then proceeded to kick names and take broccoli,... and then I broke the group's priest. *grin* His player was all thrilled. I clearly have good luck with groups.... But it's less 'captured PCs are boring' and more finding ways to make it work with your group. Some handle it better than others.
  13. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    This probably isn't going to surprise anyone. DRAGON! ... this would likely require some considerable remodeling of the basement, and it would not be a /pet/, precisely. One does not simply keep a dragon as a pet. One enters into a working relationship with a dragon, and both parties work to insure it's success.
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    It's less of an issue for personal computers, or single servers; there are things that can be done to mitigate. Where it really hits people is cloud services and virtual machines. Amazon Web Services. Azure. Anything like that. I'm wondering a little about cars; a lot of them have little computers inside them these days, and a bunch are connected. Brrr. Mr. Thorne is presently thanking his stars he's not running cloud services, or using any, and swearing bitterly about not being able to talk the company he works for out of cloud services. He didn't actually say much about it on the Oracle, but if anyone wants to look, they're welcome.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yah... for the first, Mr. Thorne actually made a point of mentioning it in the Oracle... yesterday. I might be able to link that - there's no commerce of any sort on the Oracle blog. The oil I ended up using was propellant-free; I got what you might call a little irritable about the additives and said a few things I can't repeat here!
  16. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yah. For some reason - betting propellants - it makes anything baked with it taste funny. :/ Not a fan. There's a thing someone does with solid fat, flour and oil that I might try the next time.
  17. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That works if you can use something like lard or butter - and thus be guaranteed a thin coat of grease - but not so well with a pan you can't get into the crannies of, such as this one. I sprayed it, and then made sure of the coating with a pastry brush. Didn't trust it with flour, though. Still came out of the pan, I had a little bit of sticking, but nothing catastrophic...
  18. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Glad to be of assistance! .... I don't know what I did, and I can't fix it. But no, not with fire. Acid, now... citrus /does/ have some of those properties. So, not burn down.... exactly.. Mwehahhaaaa! Hee. You should. It's a fun pan, but it does have a lot of crevices. Be sure to grease it very carefully, before filling with batter. Mebbe they just wanna game that badly. We're hosting Saturday game here, on account of capon, which is fun and a little stressful. This is the first chance I've had to sit down since breakfast!
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    ... and now I really want an excuse to have a gold dragon, clearly baked out of his lizardy mind on the best weed (Pathfinder actually has something called 'Dragon-nip', which results in hilariously undignified rolling and otherwise silly behaviour, and possibly also results in Baked Dragon if ingested... ), offering Sage Advice in exchange for muffins. Or bushel-baskets of fried potato bits with salt and spices...
  20. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    And I won't know if we can go until the room blocks go up and we know what we need to budget... but Labour Day weekend.. holy pants. I do know we're not likely to have anything scheduled that would interfere.
  21. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I BAKED A CAKE! ... yes, I did. A lemon cake, with lemon. And lemon glaze. It is also made of dragon, because I have a pan. *chortles* I has a happy. Mr. Thorne has a happy. It is good.
  22. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I remain unsure of what's going on for us; the date doesn't really change much (I don't think), so, we'll see. I'm hopeful. ^^
  23. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That implies a rather large amount of insoluble fiber involved... (I have been learning about foods, it's been fascinating, and occasionally slightly horrifying)
  24. Must have unique reaper paints

    Nightshade Purple is also a very good dark colour for ... anything. Everything. Even that. Well, maybe not THAT. Ahem. Second the suggestions for Nightmare Blue and Walnut Brown - and any of the Liners you can get your hands on - I'm partial to the olive skin triad myself. The NMM gold triad is also proving surprisingly flexible. Isn't Corporeal Shadow a special? I know I have it, but.. I got a little over-excited in a few of the events. >.> I would also pick up Burning Orange, and either Dragon or Maroon Red. Peacock Green is an excellent green; lightens easily with yellow or LED Blue, depending on what you want the end result to be.
  25. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    ... it seems like you and Mr. Thorne should talk. I bet he can tell you about six more ways to break it that you hadn't tried yet. ^^; (I ought to know, he's used a few of them to break ours before I told him to stop experimenting with the live system!) Mmnh.. faaaaabric... I usually buy entirely more than I need, 'just in case'. Mr. Thorne is usually with me, in theory to prevent this from happening. In practice, I usually have a decent justification for why a project that technically only takes two yards of fabric actually needs ... *eyes linen yardage left over from goblin tunic* .. seven? .. oh hey. Chocolate liqueur in cocoa...can taste it, no alcohol bite. Good thing I have a basic tolerance...