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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Most of the cops don't continue beyond the stuff they get taught at the state police academy. I know one takes some boxing classes and one does BJJ with his son, but the BJJ school is actually an MMA school that my friend has said is a lot of BS mixed in with a handful of actual useful stuff that's taught by someone who really shouldn't be teaching because he was kicked out of multiple good dojos for being an idiot. To give an example of how some of the schools are, my friend was a judge at a competition last year where a 13 year old kid was doing katas with a live blade. The blade had no scabbard, and was tucked edge-up into his belt. He drew the blade from his belt with his thumb positioned directly above the edge. My friend disqualified him immediately for safety reasons, because that's a good way to amputate your thumb. The kid's instructor then got in my friend's face and started screaming about how "That's the way I teach it! Why was he disqualified?" At which point the kid's mom joined in, and started complaining and screaming about "My kid trains like that all the time! It's perfectly safe! He's never cut himself before!" Blah blah blah, both of them totally ignoring the fact that the kid was walking around with a live blade swinging, unsheathed, against his leg. One bump into someone and he could have accidentally stabbed another kid's leg or sliced his own, and one misstep during his draw and he could have maimed himself for life...
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    Kings of War: Vanguard

    Anyone here starred to get their shipping notices for actual minis yet? I saw on the kickstarter comments there were reports of a few people with Giant pledges who got shipping notices, and I know Darsc has said that he was just getting add-ons.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Need? Probably not. Want? Yep. It's something I've wanted for a long time. Like, since childhood. But growing up we couldn't afford lessons, and then when I could afford them personally the only place around was a belt mill that I could clearly recognize at 16. When the "teacher" is so big he can't see his toes, the price of the class doubles after the 2 week intro period, and all uniforms and equipment must be bought from the dojo where he's marked them up to 3x anywhere else, there's nothing but profit motive behind the place. Plus, having training in other martial arts will help with fighting in the SCA. Body mechanics and footwork matter just as much in fighting with a stick. And it might help rehab my elbow some more, or at least teach me to compensate for certain movements that give me issues even though I'm going on 4 years since I broke my arm and had the plate inserted.
  4. First time making an opening post for one of these, so if I do it wrong I'm sorry. Legendary Dragons: A 5e Supplement https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/782735675/legendary-dragons-a-5th-edition-supplement?ref=user_menu Red dragons, black dragons, green dragons, gold dragons. They are great, but we’ve seen them before. What makes a dragon unique among all others of its kin? What is its history, what are its motivations, and most importantly, what makes it legendary? Legendary Dragons answers all this and much, much more! Jetpack7 aims to bring back the mystery to Dragons and to make an "ordinary" Dragon encounter... extraordinary! 12 New Unique Legendary Dragons with Stretch Goals of up to 20 Dragons! We’re cooking up content for your 5th Edition game! You’ll not only have brand new Legendary Dragons and their lore to throw at your players, but some new monsters, too! New Dragons New Wyverns New Drakes New Hydras Not only will GMs and Players get 12+ Legendary Dragons (with the option for up to 20), we have some other dragon-related goodies that we are planning: New Kobolds New Dragon Races New Lairs Dragon Cults Dragon Riders Dragon Hunters Dragon Hunting Factions Dragon Hunting & Monster Hunting Economies New spell components you can only get by hunting Dragons Enhance existing spells with your new Dragon spell components Dragon hoard Items Dragon Tactics and how to use Dragons effectively in your game! Aerial Combat Options And much, much more… Legendary Dragons is estimated to be at least 100+ pages. We also teamed up with some of the best 5E writers in the biz! • James J. Haeck: Lead Writer, at D&D Beyond. Co-author Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and the Critical Role Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting. DM of @WorldsApartShow • Dan Dillon: Writer, Tome of Beasts and Creature Codex from Kobold Press, Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer’s League, Rogue Genius Games, Legendary Games, Rite Publishing. • Cody Lewis:YouTube creator. D&D Twitch Streamer. Dungeon Master. http://youtube.com/taking20. Mad mind behind Save or Dice. • Jim Pinto: Writer: Legend of the Five Rings, Warlord, Protocol, Praxis, The Carcass, George’s Children, World’s Largest Dungeon,Gods and Goddesses, and Masters and Minions. In our earlier supplements, we didn’t skimp on art. In fact, when Jetpack7 was created, we set out with a goal of having the best art in the industry! In Legendary Dragons, you can bet on seeing many full-color, full-page, high-quality art pieces produced with the same care and attention as our other supplements. Check out some of the Dragon related art we have done for other companies! Insight Check? Wyvern with and without saddle concept Legendary Dragons has some of the most experienced and talented industry vets working on it. Some familiar names and projects are listed here! James J. Haeck, Lead Writer, @DnDBeyond. Co-author Waterdeep: Dragon Heist & Critical Role Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting. DM of @WorldsApartShow Dan Dillon, Writer, Tome of Beasts and Creature Codex from Kobold Press, Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer’s League, Rogue Genius Games, Legendary Games, Rite Publishing. Cody Lewis, YouTube creator. D&D Twitch Streamer. Dungeon Master. http://youtube.com/taking20. Mad mind behind Save or Dice Jim Pinto, Writer: Legend of the Five Rings, Warlord, Protocol, Praxis, The Carcass, George’s Children and World’s Largest Dungeon. David Gene Adams, RPG author that has been making content for D&D since 4th edition. Catch his stuff on the DMsGuild and Jetpack7's blog. Daniel Colby, Dungeon Master by day, mad illusionist by night! Blogger and contributor to Jetpack7. Aaron Hübrich, Writer/Artist/Designer. Publisher at Jetpack7. Creative director at Conceptopolis, a company that contributed hundreds of art pieces for the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition core books. Aaron has been playing Dungeons & Dragons since there were yellow character sheets that didn't take to erasers very well... and has fond memories of THAC0. Conceptopolis, LLC, Artwork: Major art contributions to Hasbro, Mattel, Marvel, DC, Wizards of the Coast, Lego, Sony, Square Enix, among others. Published by Jetpack7: Gods and Goddesses and also Masters and Minions—both successfully funded on Kickstarter. Published and delivered to backers in 2017 and 2018.
  5. Funded. It ended at 19 dragons, but they said they're rounding it up to 20 for free.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The guy who runs my FLCS is an accomplished martial artist. If I remember correctly, he's a practitioner of Japanese Kenpo. He used to be an instructor, and he's had friends who have been trying to get him to start teaching again. I've talked to him about it as well, because I was looking for a place to learn. Sadly, according to him the majority of places around here are belt mills, a whole lot of bullshido, or overpriced daycare posing as a fitness program. Apparently the only place that is actually worth going to that's fairly local is about an hour south of here and it's run by the retired police chief of that town, and he's someone who has a pedigree that you can actually confirm. And it's a place that will teach you to actually be able to fight, not a place that will teach you to be able to compete/spar, because those are two entirely different things with entirely different mindsets. While learning how to fight means you can also compete, learning how to compete does not mean that you have learned how to fight. Because competitions have rules and referees, and fights don't. But if my comic book guy starts teaching again, I may try and take his classes. He said the first couple years are basically spent drilling the bare fundamentals into your brain and muscle memory to the point that they've become second nature, and only then do you move on to anything else. Which is fine by me.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Dunno. Probably. The plan on Monday is to get the x-rays done, if he can get me in then, and then if there's anything wrong find out how much the fix is. I honestly don't think there's gonna be any damage to anything but the post, if there's any damage at all, because the hit really wasn't that hard. I've felt worse after getting hit in the head in full armor during SCA fights than I did with this sucker punch. It's just that posts are very tiny portions of tooth, and even a relatively light hit can break them. At a minimum, the guy will end up paying for the x-ray visit if he's convicted, since it's related to the hit.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Well, found out today that I am allowed to hit back. Boss called, and right after he asked if I was ok he asked if I hit him back. When I said no, he asked why not. So I explained the way it went down, and he laughed. He's angry that the cops didn't arrest the guy last night though. He said that the way the city laws are written, we're considered city officials and someone punching us is the same as someone punching the mayor. So he said he's gonna be talking to the police chief about it on Monday. The guy that punched me also came in tonight to apologize. I told him that I accept his apology but I'm still pressing charges, and he said that he deserved it for being such an idiot. On Monday I'm gonna call my dentist and see if I can get in for a check on my bridge, because one of my posts doesn't feel right. When I got hit I know my bottom teeth collided with my bridge, so I'm gonna have him take a look and maybe do x-rays to see if the post is cracked or something. Which the guy that punched me will end up paying for(as well as any potential dental work that needs done) if he's found guilty.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ha! That's a good one! One of my coworkers, who wasn't working tonight, was the last person to be punched on the job. He's been punched a few times, actually. And he fought off about 7 people who were jumping one guy about 3 years ago. Most likely saved that guy's life, because they were literally jumping on his head. Guy still has brain damage and is a little slow now, but he's alive and those 7 kids from New Jersey are in prison for another year or two still. All I'll get out of this is an "at least you took it like a man." I did get some hot wings to take home, but my coworker told me he was bringing them in before I got punched. So they weren't in response to being punched.
  10. They aren't doing any rocks this year. Instead, they're giving everyone the same special edition wraith mini.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Pretty much. I'm not the first to get punched in the face, but it's been a couple years since one of us has been. My coworker didn't get to unlock the "first time spraying someone" achievement though, because he didn't have his spray with him. He was like "I've been waiting for 2 years to have a reason to spray someone, and when it finally happens I don't have my spray on me! That's a bunch of bull!"
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So I had a first at work tonight. Got punched in the face by a drunk guy. He was a total wimp, though. He punched me and all that happened was my hat and glasses came off my head. I didn't move. I just stood there, dumfounded that I actually got punched. My coworker grabbed him, he swung at my coworker, and a bouncer from one of the bars right where we were dumped a whole bunch of pepper spray into his face. Cops were called, and my attacker will be getting served with warrants in the near future. They could have arrested him tonight, because there were multiple witnesses, but they didn't because they didn't see him hit me themselves. I'm fine. I was more surprised by the fact that someone actually, honestly, took a swing at me. He's lucky I was too taken aback that I'd been punched to react, and I'm probably lucky too, because he'd have likely ended up in the hospital and I'd probably be getting in trouble at work(and possibly with the law).
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    Kings of War: Vanguard

    So the army lists are incomplete to the point that they don't even cover the models included in the freaking starter force? Then what the heck was the point of including them in the rulebook in the first place? I mean, if I'm buying the rulebook I expect the army list to be bigger than what's included in the free rules. That's how they did it with regular Kings of War, so I expected Vanguard would follow suit. You know, the free rules are just a taste and have a sampling of the troop options available to each force, but then the full rulebook has the complete army list that includes the fun stuff like siege weapons, specialized units, and big monsters. But making the lists the same for both the free rules and the full rulebook seems like a cheat, since then the only thing that separates the free and the paid rules are the rules for campaigns and a few objective modes. I hope they're not going to be going the GW route and throwing out extra books for each faction, because that will kill the game for me. I don't want to have to buy a whole bunch of stuff just to be able to look at all the stats for everything all at once. And then it's just an assortment of cards that I have to keep track of, or else I'll have to buy the stuff all over again...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ugh. Gotta work overtime Saturday night. The extra money will be nice, but I am really wishing I hadn't volunteered for it last week. I've just decided that I want to have my Saturday night off. Oh well. Maybe I'll get lucky and on Sunday morning, before I go home from the overtime shift, I'll find out that we hit the powerball with our office pool and we'll all be newly minted millionaires. Or maybe we'll hit the Mega Millions later tonight, and I can tell my boss to buzz off because I'll be too busy swimming in money to work, and he'll be too busy counting his new money to care... One can dream...
  15. I've acquired a newly repaired TV and a regiment of Mantic Dwarf Shieldbreakers. I've also acquired some preemptive envy for whoever hits the current Mega Millions jackpot, because it's sitting at $900 million, with a $513 million cash option. Unless that person who hits the jackpot is me, and then you can all envy me. I'll share the wealth by financing a run of the old Rose triad...
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    Kings of War: Vanguard

    Word on the street is that shipping is progressing slower than expected. They've been shipping orders based on size, starting with the smallest, and they're not expecting to hit the Giant pledges until next week. So far, they've only done the rulebooks, the two player sets, and the add-on only pledges, which they've said they hope to finish up by Friday. All I know for sure is that I'm getting a bit antsy. I wants my fancy new stuff! I wants my James Hetfield giant! It's gonna be so good!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Personally, I like the "We come from nothing, and we become nothing, so what have you really lost?" Spoonman! Come together with your hands! Save me! So, apparently, on Tuesday morning the lady who took over my old job had a stroke while sitting at the desk. All things considered, she's super lucky. It happened right before her shift ended, and she recognized that something was wrong so she was able to get on the intercom and try to say something, which alerted the officers who were in briefing that something was wrong. They threw her in a cruiser and got her to the hospital in record time, and they were able to get her pumped full of whatever drugs they use to "fix" strokes within probably 20 minutes of it starting. If it had happened earlier in the shift, she could have sat in that office stroked out for hours, because no one ever really comes down at night. The most interaction you tend to get at night is the parking authority guys waving to you as they walk past the window on their way to their office. You could be stroking out in the chair and no one would notice because you'd be behind the desk and facing the computer as always. And half of the time no one is on station, so even though she got on the intercom she probably wouldn't have been heard. If it had happened just a little bit later, she'd have probably been driving and had the stroke behind the wheel. So yea, she's lucky it happened when and where it did. She's doing ok, but they still don't know the extent of the damage.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I had totally forgotten that Life of Brian ended with a musical number. I now need to add it to my will that when I die, along with the funeral pyre(either in effigy or for real if the law allows) and keg party, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is to be played and/or sung.
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    Bold - Joshua a fighter. Small KS

    If it weren't for lack of money, lack of time, and an already huge pile of unpainted everything, I'd probably buy one. I like the look, and the added cigarette is something I haven't really seen often. It's a good touch.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There's not enough time for me to do the things I want to do, and I don't have enough motivation to drive myself to do them with what time I have. I think I need a life coach or something...
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    Best Version of DnD?

    I saw that. Or at least I saw it mentioned elsewhere with a summary of it. Without actually reading it, it seemed like it was kind of OP. Not quite Old Spice Gentleman OP, but still a bit much. I could be wrong, though. Maybe it's a decent class. But it still won't see use in any of my games unless we decide to just run a joke session or something.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    That's similar to what happened here. It went from 90F to 55F seemingly overnight. There's been a local Facebook meme going around that says "The weather went from 90 to 55 like it saw a state trooper," which is a reference to how we all drive on the highways around here.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So, apparently the overdose on Saturday night wasn't actually an overdose. It was a heart attack. But the guy was younger, so the on-scene evaluation went to overdose because that's what most calls like that tend to be. Today is rainy and miserable. But at least it hasn't dropped down to the low 50's yet. It's still around 65, so even though it's rainy my hands aren't freezing up too badly.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Yea, that was the plan for if I had been able to go last year. But the rest of my friends couldn't make it, so the plan was scrapped. But now half the people I would have gone with have moved much farther away, and so that plan becomes less and less likely for the future.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I wish I could afford to go. The tickets themselves aren't the problem, and its within driving distance for me, but the hotel room is what kills me. I wish it was in Pittsburgh instead, because then I've got friends I could crash with who would also probably go. Maybe in a few years...
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