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  1. Mid life crisis

    Just after we started dating, Grump's hair went darker for about a year, growing darker at the roots, so it looked like he had been dying his hair GRAY. The autocorrupt on the Fire has gotten STUPIDER! I found MY first gray hairs about three years ago. Grump tells me they are adorable. He PLAYS with them.
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I used it to SILENCE the giants, because even one of them yelling would have meant fighting three or four more. Though it was funny when the giant PICKED UP the dwarf ranger and THREW him at me, all completely silent. I made a little placard saying Oh, No!
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Time to get another Billy!
  4. Mid life crisis

    I can tell you that Grump's midlife crisis chased him down and tackled him to the ground! Otherwise he might never have had one! (I'm talking about ME if anyone has to ask! ) He would have just faded into grumpy old age without me! Grump and I BOTH own clothes that are more than twenty years old! I INHERITED mine!
  5. Drow shrunken heads and LARP weapons

    Grump showed me how to make shrunken heads from apples. I had some hanging from my belt.
  6. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    Suddenly I understand why Grump LEAKS. I have no idea how they are going to solve the problems, but I know they WILL solve the problems, and it will be AWESOME! And I want to SHARE! But, I also REALLY want to see the silver dragon get killed, I am starting to hate him, even though he is MY creation. I like the ancient, evil, UNDEAD dragon that is using him as a stalking horse more than I like him.
  7. Posting on Grump's computer, not my Fire. I need to have more than one sentence paragraphs! (I almost posted as The Auld Grump because I hadn't logged Dennis out before logging me in. ) From time to time Grump has told me that he has literally dreamed a scenario, and I never really believed him. But I told Grump that one of his Christmas presents this year was going to be running a game so he could play for a change. Then I realized that I had NO FREAKING CLUE what I was going to run, and almost asked if he would like to run the game WITH me instead. Then Saturday night I had a dream where I was running a game, directing a movie, and watching the movie/game and suddenly I knew what I was going to run! Grump left out how WICKED AWESOME it is to dream an adventure. Suddenly I know why Grump runs games. I woke up from the dream because I WANTED TO WRITE IT DOWN! And it was REALLY nice to have my subconscious send me a message in something other than a nightmare. It sent me the solution! Wow, that was still a lot of one sentence paragraphs! Strangely, I dreamed I was running/directing/watching an Eberron adventure, even though until yesterday, I had never read any Eberron material, just knew what Grump had told me. Eberron is actually pretty awesome, and is NOTHING like Forgettable Realms or Greyhawk. It is its own place, and holds together better than any setting I have read before. The dream was a mash up of Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Arc, National Treasure, and Maltese Falcon. Some of it was narrated by the Grump as Humphrey Bogart. The idea is that the PCs start out hired by somebody to track down an artifact that will help the gods manifest on Eberron, instead of the hands off approach that is used in the setting. (Eberron even has atheists!) In the dream the introductory patron was this fat naked man that was sometimes a silver dragon, meeting the players in a bath house, while nubile young women scrubbed him. A fat silver dragon, using the human shape to conduct business. Part of that is as a dragon, being naked really does not bother him. And part of it is to make the player characters uncomfortable, so they would not spend too much time wondering what he is really up to. And what the players don't know at the time is that sometimes he EATS one of those nubile young women. He starts as their mentor and patron, both for the players and those young women, but he is really REALLY evil, and wants to use the artifact as a way of controlling the Draconic Prophecy, fulfilling its tenets in such a way that he decides what it means. The women are cultists, but do not know that he is just using (and eating) them. They literally mean nothing to him beyond his own convenience. Rescuing the damsels from the dragon will probably be one of the adventures, at least if I know the way Grump thinks. (He WILL try to rescue them!) Even after the players learn that the dragon is the bad guy, they will need a patron, and I need to come up with several, good, bad, academic, and mercenary. Travel in the adventure will be free as long as they have a patron, and EVERY time they are traveling, something happens, or sometimes THEY happen to somebody else! I picture one of those maps where you see the characters' travels being highlighted with a colored line, like in those old movies. And the scene where Indiana Jones is racing his horse alongside a train, then jumping from the horse on top of the train. In the civilized areas travel will be by lightning rail, and when going to less civilized areas travel will be by either ship or airship. Trying to keep one thing Grump has told me over and over. "An adventure is not the story. The adventure is the framework for the story that the players tell." Don't come up with a single way to handle or solve a problem, come up with three, and expect the players to come up with four, five, and six. Doing this like the old serials and writing each part while running the previous part. I have a general shape for the story, and an idea of where it is going. And most of all, even if the dragon DOES get the artifact, it won't do what he thinks it will do. The dragon is just as much a pawn of the REAL villain as the players start out as the dragon's! One of the things I like about Eberron, more than the Pathfinder world, is that the place is designed for globe trotting, and can handle a plot that covers more than one continent, let alone country. I am sure that Grump's DMing dreams are more coherent than mine was, but it was WONDERFUL! I went from worrying about the game to really REALLY looking forward to it! I am actually EXCITED about this! SO! I am asking for ideas for potential player patrons! One is already in the game, the Wayfinder Foundation, pretty much the Pathfinder Society by a different name. (Or the Pathfinder Society is the one with the different name, since Eberron came first.) I am picturing the leader of the Wayfinder Foundation a lot like the explorer in Up! But I will look up what he supposed to be like before committing to that.
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Back together! Rough shape, nobody dead!
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    FUMBLED it! Party is split, and he is dealing with the other half of the group right now. Why did we think it was a good idea to split the party while fighting giants?
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Our neutered male cat seduced my mum's neutered male cat. Which had kittens. We have both changed vets after that. Mum's cat is big and fluffy and was an adult cat when she got "him". She didn't think to check. I blame Grump. Purple does not work on the Fire.
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I take it back. He DID get it. He just botched his attempt to reassure me.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    He is helpless against it!
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I just don't think he gets why I am upset. And if I ask him he will TELL me that he doesn't understand, and that he is sorry. And he will MEAN it! Sometimes it is like trying to have an argument with Data.
  14. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    Miniatures aside, I think I have enough for the first few sessions, maybe the first month's worth. Now I need to stat everything out, and do two or three versions of a some maps. (Before the Event and After. The Before map is the one the players will be getting. The After map is what is actually there when they go in. Another After map for what it looks like in the current game year. Is it HARD to map non-euclidean geometry?) I am thinking about map tiles, and maybe changing them as the players go back the way they came and the TERRAIN has CHANGED. Grump will be home soon, I need to yell at him a bit about his knee.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    More than that honey. The doctor showed me where your kneecap had been cracked years ago, and said what he thought had caused it. The kneecap may not have broken, but you came damn close to it at some point. Adhesions happen for a REASON. It means that you had scar tissue building across several different tissues, tendon to muscle lining. You do NOT need to show how tough you are, you were almost CRIPPLED before I even got to meet you. I don't think I have ever been as mad at you as I was that night, even thinking about it now makes me angry.
  16. Webcomics - Because....

    I guess Leather Flap is the old Swedish term for a bat? And The Tick has already used Flying Mouse Man for Batman. Brother Denmark looks adorable as Wonder Woman!
  17. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    Let me run it for Grump and the Bund first - it's his Christmas present! Grump suggested using Necrons and giving them head and weapon swaps to make some Warforged. The head he found looks a lot like Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy, and makes the figure look a little less Terminatory. Still looks kind of skeletony though. Maybe fill in between the ribs with putty. Or cover with plastic.
  18. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    Froggy the Great had a joke about a redacted post. Now I have an idea for a redacted letter as a clue. It'll drive them CRAZY!
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I hate finding the perfect miniature for what I want online, and then finding out that the company that made it went out of business. Last year. And had a half price sale to get rid of all their stock. Smog 1888 had a PERFECT variant Warforged, but gone.
  20. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    I never much liked the DDM figures, even when I could get them cheap at Border's. Though what a train wreck the DDM became during 4e. Sales dropped like a rock. All the hype and then SPLAT! Even when the BOOKS were moving, the miniatures just sat there. Even when they started showing the BIG miniature in the box. People would buy the one or two that had a big fig that they wanted, and they ALL wanted the SAME one or two! Back to the Fire. The living room is infested with little people!
  21. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    Kundarak also has The Warding Guild, which would handle places. And maybe have a few places like Rick's in Casablanca. Places where people know it's protected and NEUTRAL. Come here to talk, not settle things in blood. Rick as a big old Warforged? Designated Neutral Ground.
  22. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    So, places bearing the marks of BOTH Kundarak and Ghallanda would be the places for sensitive business to take place, if you were trying to keep an image of being above board? Where could we find minis for warforged? We have the Bones figure, and the Tin Woodsman steampunk figure, but more would be good.
  23. Adventurescapes

    Can people enter the PM if they missed the Kickstarter?
  24. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    The first episodes were not the best for either show.
  25. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    Going to try for five players. I want a five man band!