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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    Honestly, I have never witnessed anything funny, or exciting about a departure. Update: Holy smokes, how did I forget this one: Back in 2005, I was tech lead for a software product, leading a team of 8 engineers, one QA engineer ("Jeff"). We were a small team for reasons you can infer from the sad post below, and because the product was not a massive part of the company's portfolio. One fine Monday morning we come in to find that "Jeff" isn't in his office and his computer is gone. Nobody has an explanation. A little before lunchtime our manager pulls us together to tell us that the police had been there over the weekend, and taken his electronics, but nothing besides that. By around 2pm, furious Google searching turned up a story about a man getting busted for distributing bootleg DVDs. There's a photo in the local news story. Holy crud! It's "Jeff"! That seems like small time crime for a news story. What gives? *read* *read* Thousands of DVDs!? Distribution for Russian organized crime!!?? ("Jeff" was not Russian.) I don't know precisely when (or if) the company formally asked him not to come back, but suffice it to say he was no longer part of the team. Never did get the computer back. This is the sad one I originally posted:
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    Happy Birthday Mastergunz !

    Happy birthday! I wish you many robots and explosions. In a good way.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Good thinking, and nicely done.
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    Pokemon Go

    If you destroyed your throat playing a phone game, you may be doing something wrong. I hope you feel better though.
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    I think game designers get all kinds of ideas for what they'd like to see, try, or do with a system over time, and often lose track of the value of familiarity to their player base. Regardless of quality (and I haven't tried PF2, so I won't comment), long-established player bases dislike massive change more often than they love it. Combine that with the fact that not all shiny new ideas are good ones, and you get an industry-wide history of controvertial game redesigns. I'll give Paizo some credit for at least floating their radical ideas in front of their customer base before rolling it out as a completed product. We'll all see how it turns out in the end.
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    This would be a fantastic time for me to have a pet bird to name as my favorite, but I don't have one. I'll echo a whole bunch of other people with "all of them", or at least "most of them". I am not all that excited by the fictional genetic monsters rolled out by the Jurassic World franchise. They get a whole bunch of "meh" from me.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    In your defense, this chain of people seem to have largely brought it on themselves. No fault of yours.
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    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    If there is serious interest in a "how to teach" class at ReaperCon, I might try to use it as an excuse to tempt Lady Klarg into attending one year. She's not a painter at all, but she is a professor of education. Teaching teachers is her jam.
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    That depends a great deal on what part of the house. Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Bathrooms: Assorted home furnishing, kitchen and housewares stores Office: GenCon, ReaperCon, Kickstarter
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    "What has ReaperCon done for me"? ReaperCon has given me access to some of the best artists and instructors in our hobby, and has helped me to build a wonderful network of friends around the world. That it also provides one of the best extended weekends of my year every year is just a bonus.
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    Lost Kingdom Miniatures: Cuetzpal Empire

    I wound up spending more than intended, but was still far short of the "all the things" level. A lot of these options are very pricey.
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    Pokemon Go

    A local friend recently dragged Lady Klarg and me back into the game. I would be honored to connect to call you fine folks friends. My number: 8810 1347 4281 (My user name will seem very familiar) I'll see if Lady Klarg wants to upload her number here too.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    I have to admit that I have a little trouble wrapping my brain around a ReaperCon that size. If I manage to make it back next year, it might be a bit of a shock to see the massed crowds at the gate. At this stage, ReaperCon is becoming a pretty significant regional convention.
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    With a truly unlimited budget, I would build a massive hybrid of medieval fortress, 19th century palace, and 21st century home. On general principal, the outer walls would be genuine fortifications, with battlements, crenelations, gate house(s), etc. I would undoubtedly base the overall design on historical fortresses across Europe. Proper site selection would also necessitate the acquisition of an improbably expensive plot of land on appropriate hill, or river bend. (or both) Internally, the keep would be build with integral modern plumbing, electricity, networking, sound, etc. (Such as is not really possible when retrofitting an old fortress.) I would keep the size semi-reasonable, if only because I would be building a residence more than military installation, but only just. I imagine I could do it on a budget achievable by any upper-level billionaire, and be quite satisfied with the results. (edited to close my parentheses)
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    Boxer Rebellion: Box-Turtle Folk, WIP

    I love that concept. I would imagine that the base form of the hat could stretch into a larger, triangular shape to try to match a turtle head. (With the seam along the front forming the point)
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    I was going to go with "The Tocuh" as a stand in, but yes.
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    Happy Birthday, Tripleh5133!

    Happy birthday!
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    I am ready!! I will do everything in my power to make it to ReaperCon 2019. Missing one year was one too many. (Labor Day is *much* better for me than the October date, but I will try to make it whenever.)
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    Happy Birthday Inarah

    Happy birthday!!! I'm sorry I missed you at ReaperCon this year.
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    I mean, I usually carry physical currency sufficient to purchase a really cheap can opener. Does that count?
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    Happy Birthday Reaper Justin

    Happy birthday Mister Justin!
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    Happy Birthday Unit04

    Happy birthday!
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    Honestly? Not very much. I am not usually out in the stores ahead of each storm trying to buy supplies. Generally, there is enough food in the house for at least a few days. We have batteries, candles, and other consumables (more because we are hoarders, rather than planners). Aside from that, I generally assume that any likely disaster will be resolved fast enough for us to go and find supplies in under a week. This could be naive - Certainly there have been major disasters in large urban areas within my lifetime, but I don't really treat it as a likely scenario.
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    Happy Birthday Knarthex

    Happy birthday!!!
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    If I am honest about things, up until the past year, I was taking an income for granted much more than I thought I was. While it has not always been the same, I have been very fortunate, and had been pretty steadily employed in my chosen profession for a long time. (The riskier choices of the past year notwithstanding.)
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