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  1. I will see if i can get Tapatum to join us. Shes coming and she has ribbons so she should like people visiting...
  2. You are welcome anytime you can make it. If the kids are young and your wife can sneak out, she is welcome as well! the full search title you are looking for is Labyrinth Lords, revised edition. Its about 95% of the right rules for the cyclopedia edition and the rules that dont match are for levels you wont reach in this little adventure! also Swords and Wizardry rules are a good match if you have them as are the old basic and expert books from the 80s boxed edition of DnD (the red box and the blue box πŸ™‚ ). Basically, unless you are planning to get from level 5 to level 10 over the course of the Reapercon, Labyrinth Lords and the basic DnD sets will work. If you have Swords and Wizardry, there are some differences, but I can make it work for the run. Not supposed to send links over the forum but PM me and i can send you a link to the Labyrinth Lords rules. in other news, I was generating characters (I may have overdone it just a tad..) there are 21 characters to choose from. Magic items are almost completed too. Getting ready for the convention and looking forward to seeing everyone! Roo In other news, I put together a whole bunch (21, yes I got a bit carried away...)
  3. Good luck! Hope you had fun! I created a small army of characters for reapercon....
  4. The reboot. I couldn't make it past the second episode of the original. So in that way it's improved:
  5. Hey now, I said irradiated not contaminated. Irradiation of sealed food packages is amazingly preservative and there is no residual activity from the package. Comments like that cost us some amazing technology. That's sad and not fair. Being a city boy I never had to deal with wells except for my job. If your well is dry due to a dropping water table can you have it sunk deeper without a permit? I know there's some risk involved but is titan option that would at least get you some water? In local news, heat is hitting the area pretty bad for the first time this year MD it's uncomfortable. I suppose I can't complain as it has been pretty mild this summer but still. Blah! I cannot wait for cooler weather. Looks Iike I spend tomorrow rummaging for melt minis and hiding in the basement!
  6. Why not Snark as you play? works for a number of others in this bunch 😜
  7. @Crowley Glad to hear that Alice is doing better! hope work gets a little better for you too!
  8. I have been enjoying the first season of Charmed. Its not the greatest thing since sliced bread but it isn't bad. I do find the characters suffer from 1 note personalities: the innocent one, the angry one, the logical one. No real human being is that single noted all the time. But, overall, what I have seen hasnt been bad. I always liked Buck Rogers in all his forms and those shows can be a lot of fun (have to see where i can find that). The whole concept was a lot of cheesy fun that was intended to be cheesy fun! On an obscure note, I was pointed away from a show called Scorch recently, someone calling it really bad, so of course i had to go hunt it down! Truth be told, I have seen a lot worse. the dragon is a ventrloquist act and the actor does a pretty good job of it. Besides the intro song is pretty fun. OTOH i am not sure if the author of ALF should be suing Scorch or Scorch should be suing ALF but somebody stole somebodies idea! the only Anime I have been watching currently is the Seven Deadly Sins finished the first season and working my way through the second. I am hoping that it picks up the momentum it had in season 1 and doesn't devolve into the showcase of dramatic persona that so many anime shows, and the second half of the season 2 is looking more promising but I may have to give up on that one. In the second season you could go from episode 2 to episode 9 and you would not lose any important plot points. Its typical but really sad when that happens.
  9. Anyone know if irradiation of food to provide shelf stable food is still a thing? In my first job we worked with a number of companies to develop the technology (long story but the site I worked for started development in 1979 when they discovered a lunch with a well sealed ham sandwich and cookie that was left in a radioactive area in 1954 and it was untouched by time!) But I haven't seen much since the early 2000s when there were labels saying 'irradiated to extend shelf life' I'd be curious to see if the tech survived the stigmata of being NUCLEAR!
  10. Joe takes very well to the idea of hanging out and being friends. He tends to be the good listener or quiet companion as he's learned his stutter and direct mannerisms can put people off. He's willing to give anything a try though and asks to join in anything his new companions want to try and, for a beginner, is surprisingly good at it. He does ask Sarah and wrench about the ship systems and tries with his new companions to get into everything and everywhere, including the 'where does this door go' game of exploring the ship. One of his goals is to explore every emergency escape and alternative operating locations. Overall he has a merry time with his new companions, let's them talk and tries to see and do everything on the ship. Though before bed and after the others depart, he records notes he learned about the ship and gets his kit bag and old vacc suit readied for a quick departure. He is used to things going wrong.... D
  11. Thanks @Skallabjorn I have something new to check out! Not to mention after the apocalypse I have a good idea of which store to dig through the rubble and scavenge from Sounds like something I'd like to give a try.
  12. The usual run plays on Wednesday and then if there is continued interest a table gets grabbed when the other events die down and we can play on! in 2019 we went every night of the convention. I will be willing to do the same if people are interested. dice, death and usually something to keep everyone lubricated, what's not to like?
  13. sounds like that was a shame! unique salad dressings are a marvelous thing! (never been much for steak sauce -- but to each their own!) maybe when he plated it he allowed a small gap and it trapped the juices under the meat? Either way our group made it through the first 3 modules before the adventure diverged too far (they wound up chasing though an undersea city complements of the sea elf prisoner you pick up in the second half of the first module. the whole thing collapsed not too long after that though.
  14. Adventurers gather round! the stinking graveyard in the Lost Lands is releasing its evil into the land. A party of adventurers opened the doors and then disappeared leaving the gateway open for things best left forgotten to creep out of the darkness. The Minions of Orcus roam the lands and the season of the froghemouth is drawing near, threatening everyone outside of the walls of the town. the path to the graveyard is known, the doors to the mausoleum stand open… After gorging yourselves on pizza, dare you dare push back the darkness and close the gate to the deeper abyss? In the spirit of @Crowley, who cant be at Reapercon this year, this old school dungeon delve will be run using the D&D Rules Cyclopedia rules (also known as BECMI D&D). Free rules are available under the name Labyrinth Lord (which are about 97% inline with the RC). Characters will be provided, but if you want to roll up your own, bring a 5th level character, rolling 3d6 for ability scores (you can assign them where you like), with whatever non-magic equipment you like. I’ll hand out magic items at the table. Any questions? calling on those who have come before @Dragoneye @TripleH @Green Eyed Monster @rawlkeer @Jeepnewbie @Inarah @Thes Hunter but not everyone will be there and there is and there's always room for another sacrifice meatshield adventurer at the table!
  15. As noted, the only time i have seen it plated the other way was when the bone was still attached. given the thickness of beef ribs, you dont see that much anymore (with the full tomahawk cut a slab of standing rib roast is 1.5 to 2 inches thick and weighs 32-48 ounces of meat). there is no reason why it couldnt be plated rind in but again, a rare steak would probably create a pool of juices on the rim of the plate and cause a spill. interesting, I dont suppose she ever explained why the alternative plating was done by her family? That fireplace is a deathtrap! my group had a similar experience, except it was the warlock rooting around in the fireplace whom the swarms descended on and the rest of the party started attacking the swarm while it was still on the warlock.. with lit oil... the warlock survived (death save mechanic) but from then on had a healthy fear of both fire places and spiders!
  16. wish you had told my youngest that, especially before the second ceiling fan incident. bookshelves, curtians, and the stair bannister from the outside were all fair game until he was about 4. now he doesn't like heights, go figure? my co-workers already suspect me of this. I try not to encourage the behavior. its really disturbing when your co-workers start give you a warding sign instead of a wave when you walk by...
  17. I am sort of surprised that they havent brought out the subdermal pneumatic injectors again. they sting like anything when they are used but they have no needles. phobias are weird things. I have a friend with a needle phobia and won't talk about them. He always talks about someone else having the shot and he and his doctor discuss all of his procedures indirectly. when he has to have one the doctor will distract him with some procedure while his nurse gives him the shot, all the while discussing the problem of this other person and getting verbal permission to have this done to the other person. Its weird but it works for him.
  18. Are you referring to rind in or rind out? I was taught to serve ribeye (prime) roast with the fat rind towards the edge of the plate (so the fat prevents juices from accumulating at the edge of the plate and running off) and standing rib with the bone to the plate edge (so it doesnt stick into the other food on the plate or interfere with removal.) is there another way to plate it that I don't recognize?
  19. congratulations! Hope everything goes smoothly for you.
  20. Sorry to hear about your issues, glad to hear your feeling better. Chronic pain management has been my life for the last decade but, I have never had these interesting reactions to any pain med, other than causing me to babble incessantly (which, some people will tell you, is no different from the norm 😁) sort of wish i could experience some of this stuff, especially the floating on a cloud all worries gone bit (that would really be nice) As for pop-tarts, i go through phases... probably more often than i should! best of luck and I hope you feel even better soon!
  21. my battlemat workhorses are a set of 4 tablecloth battlemats from Smirking dragon. I have a plains, ocean, space, and town battlemats. you can mark them up with tailors chalk and they are completely washing machine safe. they can handle a 6x8 table or anything smaller and they look pretty good as a table cloth if you need to quickly go from battle to dinner πŸ™‚ i also have some neoprene battlemats at the 4x3 size from monster fight club that were not too badly priced, an ancient chessex battlemat that has lasted forever but other than the grid looks very plain, and finally a 4x6 laminated mat from amazon that is absolutely the worst. it has ripples and ridges and i pretty much never use it. But if you can get the smirking dragon products, i recommned them. They are great and really easy to take care of and store!
  22. sounds like fun. unfortunately, medical issues prevent me from guaranteeing that I will be anywhere, however, you can always tag me if you are a player short and i will be willing to join if I can. I know you will have a great time! Roo
  23. I'm in! Looking forward to some familiar faces again. I'll use my forum pic. Thanks for doing this again! I'll be there Wednesday through Sunday
  24. I'm not taking the class so this input is of Mixed utility, However, learning how to plan to make 50 goblins all different and organize that would be worth some amount of conversation. Planning 1 is inspiration, planning for 50 is a lot different! Maybe something to talk about while the paint dries?
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