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  1. Sylverthorne

    Pathfinder Version 2

    Yah, I know. It's a curse. :/ .. I'm just not sure if it's /my/ curse, or theirs. But I'm not a fan of whatever they're imbibing over there, the results are just complete pants with a side of WTEF.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    You probably should /not/ tell young Ms. Pinky that wings may be purchased, not in Target, but in a Halloween store... quite easily in fact, around this time of year. Several different varieties, in fact. I've seen 'em for myself.
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    .. hey. I've /done/ graphic design, and I'm pretty sure I could have done better than that. But I'm not designing for looks, I design for usability, which they appear to have missed doing. >.<
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    *sigh* Yah, no. Mr. Thorne did eventually finish a character, after five hours of going back and forth through the book. We don't like the sheet layout. We despise Resonance (we particularly despise it for consumables). We're not the largest fan of how they've re-labeled encumbrance. Playtest book organization is terrible. There's bad stuff going on over there. We're... unamused. Mr. Thorne is seriously thinking to jump ship and go to The Dark Eye, if this keeps up.
  5. Honestly; I don't take classes because I think I need to improve; improvement is something I'm doing anyway, ideally.. right? I expect to be challenged in a class, /any/ class, even if it is technically what I think of as foundation skills. So, I don't take classes specifically to learn how to do things. I take classes to learn techniques (sometimes I learn that I already knew how to do the thing, I just didn't know what it was called), to punch holes in my ignorance and be challenged out of my ruts. With the way I learned to paint, and the way I select for improving those skills, knowing what the class is intended to teach is much more useful to me than a list of skills that might be needed to get the most of out that class; simply because I never learned half the terminology (and am all too willing to either fake it, or ask questions; I'm pretty shameless about adding to my skills toolbox). I may be an outlier in that sense, looking at what everyone else is doing, but if I don't mention it, nobody knows there's a variant, and you need all the information, right? And having said it, I'm now wondering if my definition of foundation skills - a list that includes brush control, basic colour theory, brush care, safety and starting blending and washes - has any relation to what anyone else thinks of as 'foundation skills'. ^^;
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    My live group noped out pretty hard yesterday, when we pretty much literally spent the whole day - actually about three hours - building higher level characters. Organisation of the book is actually worse than I thought (the PDF is bad enough), and all the bits and bobs are … scattered. It's a mess. And I'm not a fan of the layout either; some of it is very hard for Mr. Thorne to read. None of us like the resonance mechanic very much. I think the politest thing any of us had to say about resonance is 'this is bullpies'. (not a direct quote, because … well, language).
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    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    I'd love to take a class for hands-on building dioramas; how to plot one out and such. Bones conversions are always fun, we need more of those. *sage nod* Seconding pretty much ALL OF THIS.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    *censored because wasps-nest* I don't shop at Hobby Lobby, and I don't recommend anyone else shop there either. >.< If you have one in your area, try Jo-Ann fabrics. They had like .. three, four isles worth of Halloween stuff at the one local to me, and that was before I hit the fabric section looking for canvas. (Which I did eventually find). Michael's might also have the goodies. Spirit Halloween is up and running already (I'm amused, this year the local one is stashed in an ex-Toys-R-Us location), and they have a lot of house-props. I haven't seen Goodwill's 'boo-tique' up yet, but probably soon.. they might have something. Which reminds me, I need to check them, going into October; I wish costume shopping for props and other bits wasn't such a seasonal exercise!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    *not-so-quietly laughing* Now I can go face the frothing horde of humanity with the mental image of a goblin and a Xenomorph Queen having a serious discussion about sharp things and how not to use them. Thank you for that. I need every weapon I can muster against the frothing horde. *snrk*
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    declawing a cat /is/ barbaric; they don't just take the claw off, they take off the end of the 'finger'. Just imagine your own fingers, a whole joint shorter; that's what a declawed cat gets to deal with. :/ I can think of a very, very few situations where shortening an earflap /might/ be beneficial. Most of them have to do with preventing an infection from getting worse, and shouldn't be necessary. >.< I got nothin' for tails; that's just unnecessary. Dogs got tails. Dog tails wag. Anything in the vicinity goes on the floor or gets beat on. This is known. If that's a problem... don't get a dog.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Fresh is usually better.. for about everything. That having been said, I get most of my spices from Penzey's, and they do carry dried peppers, and some decent chili blends. But there's not much beats the kick and flavor from fresh peppers. ^^; (side note, if you discover you have a Penzey's brick and mortar store in reach, I am vaguely envious. There /is/ one in Seattle, somewhere .. but I don't drive in cities.)
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm probably going to get leaned on to make chili pretty soon... need to have decent peppers, though, and it's not easy to get decent peppers, for some reason. I might just do baked beans, though; those went over well, albeit I think I need to modify the formula I used. At least I need to double it. o.O
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    Happy Birthday Knarthex

    Happy Leveling Up Day!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ahh.. speaking from experience, metal or glass, not plastic, if you have furry vermin. When I was a very small Thorne, we lived in a place with a thriving mouse population (super adorbs, but also super destructive). Foods stored in plastic containers was not, generally, safe. Food stored in metal containers, or glass jars, usually made it long enough to be eaten. That's part of the reason I've made something of a habit of picking up a lot of the old-fashioned glass jars with the spring-tension wired lids and rubber seals. We don't have mice here, as far as I know, but... habits. *shrug*
  15. @pcktlnt I'm generally fine with 'whatever's in there is shiny', but I'm always on the hunt for stray parts (pairs of wings, odd/unusual weapons, larger shields.. y'know, bits), if anyone ahead of me has any they can spare... that might not make it that far, but, eh. All part of the fun. Other than that .. yah, not really any specific preferences.
  16. Ehhhxcellent. *rubs hands together.. then dives into the pile to start liberating minis to throw in the presently-mythical box*
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    Gumbo Get Together?

    Weird Food Allergies are a thing. Just within my RL gaming group we have: fish, egg and pumpkin allergies and lactose and gluten intolerance (the lactose intolerants can have goat's milk, so when bringing cheese for snax, I bring goats' milk cheddar. Nomnom..). That's between four people. I'm the lucky odd one out who doesn't have any food allergies, so far. My mother was wildly allergic to mango, and slightly allergic to raw celery. … allergies are /weird/. So, yah. I third or fourth the suggestion to have a list of ingredients, complete (including seasonings), so people can make informed decisions. ^^
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    … you got enough needlefloofs there? I'm seeing lots of blank space still. ^^;
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    After the first time Mr. Thorne demonstrated a talent for lighting stoves on fire, I started keeping general use extinguishers in arm's reach of the kitchen (the first time, he grabbed the apartment complex extinguisher, and prompted a complaint about broken glass in the hallway.. he missed some, sweeping up after the incident). And when I say 'general use', I mean it will take out most of the things that start fires in houses; grease, electricity, what you have... We haven't burned down an apartment, or the house, but... every place we've ever lived has been christened by Mr. Thorne setting the stove on fire in some way. I keep a couple of extinguishers handy. Just in case.
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    Unofficial forumite dinner on Sunday

    Man, you managed to catch Mr. Thorne pretty square, and completely avoided me. I'm impressed. ^^
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    .. I am slightly distracted by the 'fish' skeleton just above it.
  22. Sooo… there are shops that sell German Foodstuffs? Including candy? If you're willing to toodle down to Burien or Lakeview, I can recommend at least two in the vicinity of Seattle that carry European Haribo. I know this, because I generally try and scrounge a sack of their candy raspberries.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    … I .. might have to hate you right now.
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    Gumbo Get Together?

    Ehgeh. Well. Mr. Thorne is allergic to squash in all forms; that carries all the way down to musk melons (honeydew, cantaloupe and so on) and cucumber. Nut allergies might be the most common, but they're not the only ones. I also ran into someone with capsaicin allergies, and at least one allergic to red food dye. Gluten is another common one, and most roux use wheat flour, which contains gluten. So getting a list, not only of what people might be allergic to, but also dietary prejudices, isn't just a good idea, but may save someone from, at best, a miserable weekend, or, worst case, a hospital visit. Mind, I'm not trying to discourage you, just pointing out something I've had to learn the hard way. :/ (Mr. Thorne's dad has some trouble getting it through his skull that Mr. Thorne really /is/ allergic to pumpkin; at one point while we were visiting he made a dessert. He offered it round, and had us guess what was in it. Mr. Thorne had a tiny taste, I had a little more. Not bad. Neither of us could guess what he'd put in it, though. He told us, all pleased, that it had pumpkin oil. Mr. Thorne didn't have more than a little spoonful. He was still pretty sick the next couple of days.)
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    ReaperCon 2018 Review

    Take a piece of card with you, put it over the name before you photograph. Maybe take several, for grouped entries. Is this a pain in the rump? Yes. But I have a nasty suspicion that asking Reaper to do it for us would be a bigger can of worms than either of us realizes. … I know just enough about computer software to be dangerous. All too frequently what looks like a small change is anything but.
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