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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Megan's description - 'A pinata full of bees! That would be a heck of a surprise to pull on the party! Birthday, adventuring, whatever.... The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Let me think about it... get X-Com 2 or drive a nail through my foot... decisions, decisions... Hand me the hammer, would you? To say that I was underwhelmed by the remake of X-Com is an understatement of the first water. After twenty years, the AI for the aliens should be better, not worse. And locking to a script made it less entertaining for any later play through. X-Com 2 is on my list of 'Games to get after Hell freezes over'. Ah, well... just spent fifteen minutes chasing a house centipede around with a paper cup, so I could take it outside before it wound up inside (of a cat). The thing could climb out faster than I could put it in. *** Sooo looking forward to tonight's game! Will the party split up again? Can we find the building that might contain the vital clues to what the hell happened? Will we manage to stay hidden from the flying whatever-it-is? And what about Naomi? Stay tuned! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3wdbkO3jic The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I can't speak to Stellaris - but Gal Civ III is a thief of time. Play for just ten minutes, look up and somehow it is four hours later, and you really need to go to the bathroom. The Auld Grump
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    What's on TV?

    Megan is now a full season ahead of me with Game of Thrones. Next week the gap will grow. Worse - the TV series is now ahead of the book series. Fortunately, Megan is better at not leaking than I am. (She knew something bad was going to happen at the Red Wedding, just because of the look on my face.) The Auld Grump
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    Best Version of DnD?

    *Blink* There may be a minor edition war going on at Sam's house right now - Dad 3.5, Mom 5e, Sam Pathfinder... And they want to have a family game.... (The family that plays together, slays together. ) Final draft of the adventure accepted, and being printed and bound at a local print shop. (Last one was printed at Books a Million - but they got rid of their POD machine.) The Fire Under the Mountain - a fire giant and duergar city/dungeon crawl. And the return of Cinder - the red(neck) dragon. Chaotic Evil - in the get drunk and flame things school of evil. Because it is so funny to watch the people run around like their hair is on fire... because it is!. Burning down houses is his way of taking a baseball bat to mailboxes. No far reaching plans - just get drunk and raise Hell. Hollerin' 'Yahoo!' as the horses scatter and burn. But Cinder is old enough to remember the war, and how the Chaotic Evil races tore down the Lawful Evil Empire of the fire giants and the duergar. He lost family. And he sure knows how to hold a grudge. Fire Under the Mountain is the third stage from a series of adventure that began with The Keep on the Borderlands. (I have run KotB four times in the past five years. That old adventure has legs!) I had plans for the next step to be a hobgoblin invasion - but Paizo beat me to it. (Mine would have begun with a siege, Paizo's began with an invasion. Both begin with war.) The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Sounds like Rita Rudner's first experience with wasabi. 'I thought it was guacamole - and I love avocado. I got to see the inside of my own nostrils..' The trick with marmite/vegemite is not to spread it - scrape it. Or scrape it on and scrape it back off if you are using a mild bread. I like it. Megan's Grandmum likes it. Everyone else in the family thinks we're both nuts. The Auld Grump - marmite and stinky cheese on rye. Let us see if Youtube is working again.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lXas5Ix65U Nope! The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    A Vogon - about to start reciting Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I found in my Armpit One Day. Just before destroying our world to build an Interspace Bypass. The Auld Grmp
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    If anybody here is playing or running D&D 5e - Humble Bundle has a pretty good bundle running right now. In particular, the $15 level included the PDFs for the entire Blight setting - that is 954 pages of grim and nasty wonderfulness. By its lonesome, that is worth the price of admission. Look it up. I am in at the $1 level, pretty much just for the 30% off coupon - sometime around Black Friday, I intend to use it to get the hardcover of The Blight... (I have the Pathfinder PDF, worth every penny.) *EDIT* Whoops - the coupon is only until 15 September this time, and doesn't stack with other discounts. (It is... possible... that some folks abused the coupon last time... saved it up and used it on Black Friday to buy the PDFs for The Blight and Razor Coast, at a steep, steep discount, say....) The Auld Grump
  9. Mayhew's books are long in the public domain - Project Gutenberg has volumes I and III in e-bookform, while WikiSource has scans of all four volumes[/url]. The Auld Grump
  10. I really, truly wish that the novels in the John the Balladeer series would show up on Kindle. The short stories are available for free - Baen put them on the CD that was included in When the Tide Rises, along with a lot of other good books. When a fan asked Jim Baen what was to stop him from copying the free CDs that were included in some Baen hardcovers, he replied 'The CDs are advertising. If you copy them and give them to your friends they become free advertising'. And from that point on, Baen made sure that the CDs had that permission printed right on them. The world is lesser without him. *EDIT* If you like the John the Balladeer series, then you might also enjoy Old Nathan - which is also on that CD. The Fifth Imperium maintains an archive of the CDs. *** I have this horrible urge to watch the terrible, terrible movie that was made from the John the Balladeer series - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwS46mr2kHc Have I mentioned that the movie is bad? A lot of the early Honor Harrington books are also on the CDs archived at Fifth Imperium. Not a huge fan of the Honor Harrington series, truth to tell. *EDIT 2* Currently rereading Henry Mayhew's books on Victorian London - great books. The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Close - Gypsies. The Auld Grump - Megan got back from the baseball... things did not go well for the home team. But at least there were fireworks.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The reason I stayed home while Megan and Mum went to the baseball game was to finish the adventure that Sam's mom and dad commissioned, and to finish painting the big baddie to give as my birthday present to her. Which took about an hour and fifteen minutes... two hours ago. Now I am waiting for paint to dry. I cut things a lot closer than I would like - her birthday is Sunday. (Yes, I am running a game at the birthday party... I expect to be seeing land pirates.) The Auld Grump - one of two big bads, actually - the last part has fire giants and duergar, against a red dragon. (The duergar are the big losers - they aren't fireproof....)
  13. Wheels, on sprues similar to the Bones Weapon assortments. Solid cart wheels, spoked wagon and carriage wheels, riveted wheels for steampunk. The Auld Grump - wife is with Mum, at a baseball game. (I have been instructed to call her Mum, not Megan's Mum.... I need to work on that.)
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There are times that it is very easy to remember that Sam is only ten years old - her variant of a Gas Spore.... A flying sphere containing bees.... Yep... she went there. Attacked a low level party with a bee holder. Somehow, I feel that I am to blame, somewhere. The Auld Grump - and the pride she had when writing me about it....
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    Forum CSS change? Search bar wackiness

    Yep - they're gone. Problems with posting images and Youtube videos just started happening for me - and worked fine yesterday. Is there a way to go back to needing to put in the brackets and code? I'd rather have a bit more work, but have them actually appear.... The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So, want to add a dead sheep to Dance of Death? [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHTw8BxU1fk[/youtube] The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Or fifty.... The Auld Grump By the way - is trying to post YouTube giving anyone else problems? I know Megan has never had much luck trying to do it from the Fire, but until today I hadn't had much trouble from the laptop. The Auld Grump - images too - but that cleared up when I wiped the cookies.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I have never tried it with an X-Wing, but replacement canopies for model planes can be made by vacuum forming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwA8f0Pt8Y The Auld Grump
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    RPG-ing 1980's Style

    I make it a point never to challenge Megan on either Oz or banned books. But, yeah, I remember reading about the attacks on Oz back when the attacks on Harry Potter were going on. (Which reminds me, I wonder what the Westboro Baptist Church is up to, these days....) The Auld Grump - the US has had religious whackadoodles for a long, long time.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    ACME - Now introducing dentures for frogs, toads, and hellbenders. The Auld Grump
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    The Law of the Conservation of Misery - For every unexpected good thing there must be an equally unexpected bad thing. The Auld Grump - loverly weather tonight, but we'll pay for it tomorrow, I warrant.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    ACME - We don't drop the anvils, we just make them. We also manufacture the masks purchased by all the Scooby Doo villains. *** Plus, I'm Unitarian - that would be Head Chair of the Evil Committee, not Evil Vizier. I am finding the meetings relaxing - lots of lovely, lovely black ink - when I first took over the finances there was a whole lot o' red. The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Well, hello beautiful! Yes, I do want you for my undead army in Kings of War! Aren't you a cutie! The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    That moment that you are looking for a picture of a kyton - And realize that the critter your party was trying to sneak by is CR20.... A Kyton Eremite The mini Megan used was the left one in the picture below, I think.... Close enough for jazz.... The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Last night in the Kids Game - Sam was upset with my choice of mushroom miniature for her mushroom genie eidolon. I had it painted up as a big blue pink gill. (Blue-steel Entoloma, but that seems to lead mostly to Oblivion links....) She is also getting suspicious about her eidolon - which reached int the dirt of the room's floor, and pulled up a scimitar. The slime mold that she made the mistake of reaching out and touching was possessed... (by a djinn, as it happens, so less has changed than I may be leading her to believe). Rather than having it attach itself to her, I decided that it makes more sense that it attach itself to her eidolon. Realized last night that Sam dodged a bullet, name wise... her mom's maiden name was Stevens.... (Samantha Stevens sounds... familiar, somehow.... And she has played witches three out of four games.) The Auld Grump - her mom is a tall red headed woman. Her dad is a short red headed man.
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