Jump to content

Morihalda

Getting to Know You, June 2018

Recommended Posts

I love that y'all had fun with this, haha!

 

TGP, the site is called Flight Rising. I played it quite a bit a year ago. :) 

 

11 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

4 Are his managers making the job unnessesarily difficult through elfhat rules, regulations or micromanaging?

This is so real. :upside:

 

5 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Already answered: A woodchuck would chuck as much wood he could if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

 

The real question is: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could berserker rage like a barbarian?!

 

The results would be far more interesting. Probably include the skulls of fallen enemies (like them stoopid beavers, thinking they're all high and mighty because they *can* chuck wood).

Let woodchucks berserk!

Edited by Morihalda
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 14: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

 

Thanks, Cyradis! Really. :lol:

 

42

 

(Aww, others beat me to it...:down:)

  • Like 5
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because I don't have a good answer for today's question, I'll give my favorite example of someone going into a berserker rage (in prose).

 

Joel Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series, I think it may have been book two or three. If you haven't read them, stop reading this immediately and go read at least the first five or six. 

 

The basic premise is people playing a game of D&D are transmitted into the game world by the DM. A handicapped kid becomes a dwarven berserker, but when he needs to go berserk, he realizes it's harder than just saying "I go berserk" and rolling a die. He taps into some of his own past and rips it up. Amazing scene (also some pretty graphic bits in that part of the story, aside from the rage).

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, CashWiley said:

The basic premise is people playing a game of D&D are transmitted into the game world by the DM

 

Wasn't this a TV show?

  • Like 4
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Loim said:

He went berserk in the first book too @CashWiley

The scene where he was chained in a slaver's wagon is the one I was thinking of.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, CashWiley said:

Joel Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series, I think it may have been book two or three...

 

Read a few of them. Series sort of sputtered off into tangents*** and just sort of stopped without ever resolving the BIG Questions raised by the initial premise in the first book. 

 

***The way D&D campaigns will do — but that’s no excuse for a book series to do that. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TGP said:
5 hours ago, CashWiley said:

Joel Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series, I think it may have been book two or three...

 

Read a few of them. Series sort of sputtered off into tangents*** and just sort of stopped without ever resolving the BIG Questions raised by the initial premise in the first book. 

 

***The way D&D campaigns will do — but that’s no excuse for a book series to do that. 

I rather enjoyed the first book, but after that less and less so. Of course that was... 2+ decades ago, so my memory of them is a little foggy. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 14: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

 

Thanks, Cyradis! Really. :lol:

 

:wow::down:

I can't believe no-one has responded with "A woodchuck would chuck no amount of wood since a woodchuck can't chuck wood"

 

Not sure if I should be disappointed in y'all or if I should just sit here quietly feeling old.

 

Spoiler

Probably both :down:

 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Crowley said:

I rather enjoyed the first book, but after that less and less so. Of course that was... 2+ decades ago, so my memory of them is a little foggy. 

Same here. It was a very gritty and mature series at first, but then it turned smutty, and then it turned into almost a comedy. I wish there had been some consistency, but it felt more and more like pandering to the audience. A shame, really.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

June 15: Have there been any board games or video games that you've discovered lately?

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

June 15: Have there been any board games or video games that you've discovered lately?

 

There's been a few for me! For video games, Quake Champions has been my jam. Their cash shop is all kinds of convoluted (thank goodness it's not pay to win, but there's 3 different types of loot boxes, some of the stuff you get out of it can be deconstructed and some of it can't, game challenges aren't available until you get them out of the boxes... <_< ) but I've absolutely loved playing.

 

We also finally got around to playing Fantasy Flight's DOOM! I enjoyed the idea of tactical board gaming, but we were playing at a con and my buddies could not save us from the attitudes of the other players at the table. Oof. That's a story.

 

My husband and I found a two player board game called Fields of Arle, which we've affectionately renamed "Lords of Stardew." It combines our favorite board game's agent movement system (Lords of Waterdeep) with expanding a farm and adding animals and buildings to it (just like another favorite video game, Stardew Valley). We want to play again, but it comes with a hefty - fair for its pieces and replayability - price tag.

 

Lords of Stardew is competitive though, unlike real multiplayer Stardew Valley, in a sense that if you put your worker in a spot, the other person can't get those resources. I'm trying to learn to be competitive, this is as close as I've been getting. :lol:

 

Edited by Morihalda
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, RIP, Talae asked the board game part a few days ago! :lol: Head on over to his thread for today's question if you'd like, I'm just gonna copy my board game part over there haha. 

 

On 6/12/2018 at 10:35 PM, Talae said:

Like the title says, what are you up to for gaming? Pics encouraged! 

 

Kingdomino has been seeing play at our house lately. My son was so excited he couldn't stay in his seat for this game.

20180610_203838.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Morihalda said:

June 15: Have there been any board games or video games that you've discovered lately?

 

Not much of a video game player any more, but my housemate recently had to replace her DS and I've become hopelessly addicted to the copy of Mario Kart 7 that came with it.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Morihalda said:

June 15: Have there been any board games or video games that you've discovered lately?

Depending on whether you classify it as a board game or not, we're about 20 or so scenarios into Gloomhaven, and loving it. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Adrift
      I thought this year would be my last ReaperCon. Somewhere along the line, I forgot the joy of speed painting and just painting miniatures for tabletop quality that I can use for gaming, etc. Somewhere along the line miniature painting became something that had to 'wow' or be appropriate for competition.
       
      I rediscovered my love of miniature painting at the Speed Painting, Sophie Says, and Paint by Die Roll tables at ReaperCon 2018; having 45-60 minutes to paint a miniature was such an exhilarating challenge and I present to you my fun!!!
       
      Barnabus the pirate was a Paint by Die Roll.
      Esme was a Speed Paint.
      Judas was a Sophie Says. 
      Michelle was a Speed Paint.
      Ogre was a Paint by Die Roll.
      Sekhmet was a Paint by Die Roll.
      Trista was a Sophie Says.








    • By redambrosia
      Welcome to Getting to Know you, September 2018 Edition.
       
      Here are the roolz, copied directly from @Crowley's post from last month
       
      1. Every day, or so (unless I am out or ill or something) I will post a question.
      1.5. Should I be unable to post a question for the day a crack team of deputy quisitors, former quisitors, and random forum members are all chomping at the bit to step in and take my place... 
      2. In theory there is a 24 hour span to answer that question before the next question is posted.
      2.5. (Rule 2 is the most frequently ignored rule.)
      3. Questions are going to be posted between 6AM and 8AM EST
      4. Everyone is encouraged to suggest future questions to be posted via PM to me. 
      5. You do not have to answer every question to play...
      6. If a question is TMI or N/A simply wait for the next question.. ..or post that you decline to answer (clues regarding why are always fun).
      7. Weekend questions may take the form of two or three day challenges, often starting on Fridays.
       
       
      The most important thing is to have fun! In fact, its now mandatory
    • By Crowley
      You thought you were rid of me... you thought "Thanks Gygax's Leather Dice Bag, July is over and we're through with Crowley's stupid questions!"
       
      YOU WERE ONLY HALF RIGHT!
       
      July IS over, but I HAVE MORE STUPID QUESTIONS!!
       
      Now, as a reminder, the obligatory rulze posting:
       
      1. Every day, or so (unless I am out or ill or something) I will post a question.
      1.5. Should I be unable to post a question for the day a crack team of deputy quisitors, former quisitors, and random forum members are all chomping at the bit to step in and take my place... 
      2. In theory there is a 24 hour span to answer that question before the next question is posted.
      2.5. (Rule 2 is the most frequently ignored rule.)
      3. Questions are going to be posted between 6AM and 8AM EST
      4. Everyone is encouraged to suggest future questions to be posted via PM to me. 
      5. You do not have to answer every question to play...
      6. If a question is TMI or N/A simply wait for the next question.. ..or post that you decline to answer (clues regarding why are always fun).
      7. Weekend questions may take the form of two or three day challenges, often starting on Fridays.
       
    • By Pegazus
      Hey all! Time for the 2018 ReaperCon Forumite Bingo! So, those of you who were on the cards last year, or got a card last year know how the game works, so you can skip the next paragraph.
       
      What is Forumite Bingo? It's a convention game I came up that is generally well received so I will do it again this year. The game is just like what a bingo game would be, but rather than calling out numbers to fill your card, you must go around and introduce yourself to members of the forum who are on your card. Say hi to them, and you can cross their box off. Once you've made "bingo", return to me for your Bingo ribbon. Blackout isn't required, but several people did it for the grins. And there's nothing to 'prove' you met those who you have said you have, just the honor system. You only punish yourself by cheating yourself out of meeting wonderful people.
       
      Last year there were more volunteers than spaces, so not every one was on every card, and hopefully there will be enough volunteers again this year. It made for a good variety. So, this thread is not for signing up to receive a card to play. This is a signup for people who are willing to be on a card. The cards will be freely handed out at the convention. Just come find me, and potentially my wife who may have my materials. Be aware, volunteering to be on the card will mean that complete strangers will be coming up to meet you, and they may not be actually signed up and be on this forum. That happened more often than I thought it would last year. If that makes you uncomfortable, then reconsider volunteering.
       
      So, the ground rules:
       
      I exclude the Reaper peeps since they are all pretty accessible. The game's purpose is to meet the less visible and vocal forum members. I will continue that. Sorry peeps, we love ya, but I feel that's best. The free square in the middle will be me, since everybody has to meet me to get the card it seems the fairest way. You must be going to ReaperCon to be on the card please! And if possible, the full Thursday to Saturday at least. It's unfair to those whose card you are on if you don't show, or are a Saturday only person. I will not exclude you if you are a Saturday only (or similar) limited attendee. However, people who have you on their cards will get to cross you off without meeting you if you aren't there when they need you for bingo. By replying with the information below, you are giving your permission to use the picture provided and your name provided, and to be inundated with people introducing themselves to you. Once I've printed the cards (much closer to the con than I want), they are set in stone. I can't remove people from the cards, and they're a bit pricey to just toss. Plans change, life happens, and if you become a no-show, you simply become a gimme square and are crossed off automatically by those who need your square. It already happened once and well, it will probably happen again. We'll just roll along in those cases. Signups will be open from now until August 15th. That gives me a mere two weeks to randomize the cards and have them printed on card stock. I'll get a mod to lock this thread on that date, and once the thread is locked, no more volunteers will be accepted. One does not need to be very active on these forums to be on the card, but it helps people to recognize you. But I will not turn away anybody that isn't very active if they really want to be on the card. If there's a question about any of these numbered questions, please quote the text since the numbering is automatic and I can't control it if there's an insertion. I will update these rules as questions and issues come up.  
      All ready to sign up? Good! Here's what you need to do. Reply to this thread with:
      The name you want to use. I prefer your forum handle, so people might have some idea of who you are. They can always write your real name across the square as a way of crossing you off, but it's up to you what name to have on the card. What picture you wish to use for your square. Again, I prefer your forum picture, but if you are someone who changes it often, I might grab one that isn't current so having you explicitly give me one helps. What days you will be at ReaperCon. I'll put the days you won't be there on the square, and this will help us know if your are there that day or not. I'm only using Thursday thru Sunday, with Wednesday as a simple bonus day.  
      This is optional, but if you could also send a recent picture of your actual self via PM to me, I'd appreciate it. Something like a full on face shot, without costume. I plan to have a "cheat sheet" of sorts to help myself remember who is who. This way I can help direct people to those members they're still needing to collect. My brain isn't wired to put names to faces easily, and being tired from the Con won't help that. So, having something I can use to point the way will help. Again, this is optional.
       
      I think that's it for now. See you all in a month!
    • By lexomatic
      Thread for terrain only
      Box 1, Tablescapes post wash fun
       
      Apparently only 4 tags are available now?
  • Who's Online   12 Members, 1 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)

×