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  1. New Avatar, Again, Sorry

    It's not like there are a lot of people posting that have a parchment background. Of course, I mostly look from a computer... and then there is the whole "Head of House Figmentius" which always get the blood pumping. You change your avatar as often as you like. Its not like Froggy doesn't do seasonal changes anyway... but that's just as likely to be a distraction technique for a R.I.B.B.I.T. Agent infiltration as anything else.
  2. Pathfinder Version 2

    Pathfinder 2 is both exciting, daunting and questionable. I am one that bought into the Golarion setting (bleachling gnomes anyone?) and have an 86x42 map of the Inner Sea up on my wall. It has a lot of things going for a campaign setting. It is also very difficult to create a character without a system like Hero Labs (which I do have). Having bought the Starfinder core book for our PbP (below), I can imagine the rules revision to be very similar... and I am ok with that. Keeping things simple in a complicated world is very appealing. We have certainly seen that on the Wizards side of the fence. Of course, having a rockstar gawd like Mercer helps to sell product (yeah, so I drank the koolaid... it's good stuff!)... but lately I've been impressed with how D&D Beyond makes the simplicity even more awesome. I no longer carry books or character sheets to the table... just my tablet (which just got upgraded to a Fire 10 that will be delivered tomorrow so my iPad gen 1 can rest... in peace...) a notebook and dice. I've spent more times looking up stuff at the table in Pathfinder games than actually playing... where my recent experiences in 5e have been vastly different. We play! We laugh. We do awesome stuff and we cheer when we get asked, "How do you want to do this?" Granted, the rulesets available in Pathfinder are currently significant. Where the ruleset used in 5e is much simplified. I can get the same simplified interest out of Starfinder though... so, I'm fairly certain there will be some things that are streamlined. And over time we will see creep. I think the real winner of a P2e system will be the group that does what Curse did for 5e. Go beyond... with a simple interface to be used at the table. Maybe Wolf Lair will win that with the new online system. We'll see... I would evaluate that but I still haven't gotten in successfully... so...
  3. Critical Role: Campaign 2

    Definitely a bit more polished than Victor... not sure which one I like better... which is saying a LOT!
  4. Critical Role resumes tonight (just in case you didn't know) in a brand new campaign with all new characters. I'll be watching it on Alpha, using my same personae. We have no idea who will be who, or what they will be or where they will start, but the conjecture is strong. Once the show has aired, please use Spoiler tags for any content that needs it. As the show is airing, feel free to discuss it! There is a spoiler tag alert in the header and I'll make a big sign below. No reason to use spoilers, but I can link to specific episodes if people need to skip something and come back to it. Maybe we won't say too much about previous episodes that way. Who knows... Otherwise, bring on the popcorn and lets enjoy a good show!!! Be Ye Warned! There Be Spoilers Below! The Silhouettes have been Revealed...
  5. Critical Role: Campaign 2

    Hush! Sometimes the after images are awkward with the episode titles... And last Thursday's episode! Finally getting more and more into character... well... as much as the Mighty Nein can... This one is definitely worth watching for the Enchanter! Just sayin'...
  6. Starfinder: Dead Suns pbp?

    Mine stays the same... I'm attacking whoever attacked our contact regardless of which side they were on.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Bacon?!? *** Sniff Sniff Sniff Sniff *** No Bacon?!?
  8. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    Japanese Feudal in the era of Shogun. There is something fascinating about powerful people living behind paper walls and testing out sword sharpness on peasantry. The dedication to craftsmanship in the midst of poverty. Tea ceremonies with so many meanings interpreted by simple motions. If you were born in the right place and to the right families, it could have been a very interesting time to live in. If you were born in the wrong ones or after a downward status change, it would be a miserable existence.
  9. Critical Role: Campaign 2

    We finished our play, Barefoot in the Park, and am finally catching up again. My wife keeps falling asleep... so we keep rewinding... ack! But I'm so glad she loves Jester so much and that she wants to keep watching, so we'll get her past the aftershow recovery and be back on normal track this week or next. Alfield was pretty cool! Can't wait to see the Howling Mines!! I just wish we could have seen how all the players wrote down "Yeenoghu" after Matt mention it.
  10. Happy Anniversary, PingosHusband

    Woot! Woot! Happy Anniversary, you two!!! Unless it's a Hat-iversary...
  11. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    Theatre: The moment I walked on stage in The Foreigner and blanked. I looked for help to the person I was supposed to be interacting with... our most seasoned actor on the stage at the time... and he gave me this wide blank eyed look. We both tried to think of something to say for what seemed like an eternity. I finally remembered one of my later lines and we went on from there. To the audience it probably wasn't even five seconds... but, that was an eternity on stage. I won't say that I haven't had moments where I couldn't remember a line since then, but having been baptised in fire I have learned how to adapt and how to at least say something until we can get back on track. It has also helped me study my lines in a way so that not only can I ground myself in where I am supposed to be but also be aware of things I can say that could help other people. Work: Sadly, I haven't committed work-sepuku in a way that really had me learn in an exceptional way. Perhaps I work too safely and need to push the boundaries more... and that probably applies to a lot of my life. I don't live on the edge of failure often enough.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    *** Sends M.E.O.W. Agent to front door *** *** Clicks CHECKOUT button while the Wolf is away *** *** Hides *** *** Snickers ***
  13. House Figmentius Common Room, All Are Welcome

    Nah! You are blessed with ideas and inspiration! Just think... there are people out there that don't know they are miniature painters yet! You have a huge head start on your immortality collection! Some of us wish we were painting more and on stage less... #conflictinghobbies #seasonal #tired
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Absolutely nothing could go wrong...
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Designed obsolescence...
  16. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    I buy RPG books in both formats. All of my reading for entertainment, though, is electronic. I should buy more books in printed format... I work in a College of Forestry and the mills need to keep running. Printed paper is a very renewable resource, and trees are not just for carbon sequestration. I find that when I am involved heavily in plays at the theatre that I don't read as much, because I am already reading lots of pages every day. I still prefer to get a paper copy of my bills though, some of which I pay online... though, I still pay my water bill in person because they mixed up my meters more than once.
  17. Critical Role: Campaign 2

    Bah! Had to miss last night's episode because it was audience dress rehearsal and the play didn't finish until nearly an hour after Critical Role started. Gives me something to look forward to in the morning though!!!
  18. House Figmentius Common Room, All Are Welcome

    *** Puts popcorn in the air popper *** Why stop a good show? As I have never seen these old minis, keep looking and sharing... I doubt you'll buy too many of them...
  19. [Starfinder] Dead Suns pbp

    Reaching up, Zataka grabs hold of his stellar mote which flares to life with bright blue-white light. Lengthening the beam grows into a sword of light. Spinning the blade he will once again fire at the ganger that shot Durovar. (Small Arms: 13 + 2 = 15; Damage = 5)
  20. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    I used to read webcomics... until Comixology. Now... anytime I have the itch, I much prefer the readability, portability and availability of Unlimited...
  21. Starfinder: Dead Suns pbp?

    Oh wow... so there is a single "Enemy" listed in the core book and it is a space goblin monarch? At CR 20, let's hope we never see him anytime soon...
  22. Starfinder: Dead Suns pbp?

    Yes... and no... Many monsters only have HP (and any converted monsters are recommended to have 25% more health to accomodate the change - p.501) NPCs don't generally have Resolve points, but can have stamina (p.242 Significant Enemies can restore stamina to other NPCs in a fight) p.250 is probably the most helpful though, as it says "If a creature doesn’t have Stamina Points, damage is subtracted directly from its Hit Points." Also on 250 it states that "Most Monsters and NPCs don't have Resolve points", so even if the listed statblock has Stamina, they are not refillable like PCs are unless they have a Significant Enemy aka Boss that can refill it for them. Does that help?
  23. Critical Role: Campaign 2

    Different continent, same world (Exandria)
  24. Critical Role: Campaign 2

    And now... Campaign 2, Episode 3! Things are really starting to pick up in this episode....
  25. [Starfinder] Dead Suns pbp

    Seeing gunfire take out the Starfinder agent, Zataka draws his pistol and fires on the 21 that shot Durovar. (Attack: 13 + 2 = 15... Damage: 1) (Let me know if there are other or different dice I need to roll)