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Dilvish the Deliverer

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  1. 4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

    In a situation like that, a broken neck is often the CoD.

    I've been witness to the aftermath of a number of grisly "accidents", most of which can be attributed to negligence or recklessness on somebodies part.

    FYI: Roughly 70% of motorcycle accidents involve a turning situation where the four wheeler driver isn't alert enough to see the motorcycle.

    Most of the "accidents" that happen on restricted access highways are preventable.  Often you have a situation where the motorcycle rider thinks he's invincible, isn't trying to mentally drive every vehicle around him [a necessity if you want to become an old motorcycle rider fully aware of his own mortality] and is doing something inherently stupid, too often with fatal consequences.

    I'll put my soapbox away now.

    GEM

    Yesterday was my buddy Adam's Ampuversary.  He was driving down the road and the lady coming the other way decided she needed to turn into the hardware store he was passing.  She turned right through him and his motorcycle.  Cost him his leg.  He in now back to working 32 hours a week as an ER Nurse, so he's made about the best recovery anyone could

    22 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

    So I entered a contest to win a Steam copy of Pathfinder Kingmaker. I won. Then I found out we already have a copy. Would anyone here be interested in it? I don't want anything in return I just want it to go to someone who doesn't have it and wants it.

    I you haven't already given it away, I wouldn't mind giving the game a try.

     

    Finally caught up.  Power was out for about 30 hours due to the tropical storm.  Tries firing up the generator and it appears to have seized (it's 9-10 year old, so not totally unexpected).  So I went out and bought coolers and ice as the freezers we starting to cool off.  Of course that just meant that 2 hours after I transferred everything over the power comes back.

     

    I should have bought the coolers yesterday.

     

     

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  2. 5 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

     

    I had that all mixed together one time at a bar. By special order of the UN, I am forbidden to speak of the events of the following week.

    Ah, so you were the reason that that port call was cancelled for us.  It all makes sense now.

     

    48 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

     

    I don't tend to start noticing until suddenly my body is all screaming "AAAAAH I'M PRETTY CONVINCED I'M PROBABLY DYING DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT IMMEDIATELY AND RIGHT NOW BEFORE I PERISH UTTERLY!" :rolleyes:

     

    Huzzah!

    --OneBoot :D

    So you're a cat.  I mean, of course you are, but this is just another confirming sign.

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  3. 2 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

    Husband woke me up at 5:30 this morning because he couldn't sleep. I feel okay right now but I'm sure it will hit me soon enough.

     

    So instead of being productive I'm sitting around waiting for Bioshock to install on the Xbone. It's only ~7gb but with as broccoli-y as our internet is it's going to take over 2.5 hours.

    Husband woke me up at 5:30 this morning because he couldn't sleep. I feel okay right now but I'm sure it will hit me soon enough.

     

    So instead of being productive I'm sitting around waiting for Bioshock to install on the Xbone. It's only ~7gb but with as broccoli-y as our internet is it's going to take over 2.5 hours.

    But you are being productive!  You're double posting!

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  4. We switched to laminate floors due to our eldest's allergy issues, but I have had a Kirby for 22+ years now and other than bags and belts, I haven't needed to do anything for it.  My folks have one older than me that is still going strong.  It was definitely pricey but I figure it is the only vacuum I will ever need to buy.  

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  5. 7 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

    Monday, July 27: The dog days are upon us; what's your favorite meal for a hot day?

     

    (Thanks, @TGP for jumping in this weekend.  Things got a bit chaotic here; all good now.)

    A hot day means that I don't want to be running the stove or oven indoors, so something grilled or smoked.  Steaks, burgers, sausages or brats.  Grill or nuke up a potato or slice some cucumbers and Bob's yer uncle.

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  6. Update to question for the 25th:

     

    FLGS still had stuff so they made it Free RPG Weekend.  And had a discounts of stuff on top of things.  So my picks are in the Acquisitions thread.

     

    26th World Building.

     

    I have world built often enough, to lesser and greater extents.  From shared world building in a homebrew system with my friends (my buddy Tim fleshed most things out, and we each detailed the area where we ran adventure in the world) to building my own world recovering from The War of the Twelve where a battle between the 12 most powerful wizards in the world over the location of an upcoming magical conjunction destroyed the know word and the survivor fled over the mountains to the relative safety of the frontier lands.

     

    I tend to start with an big picture overview: land masses, topographical features, snapshots of the existing nations that the PC would know about; and then detail the starting area and work my way out.  That way, I only spend time detailing things that the player will actually interact with.  I'm very comfortable flying by the seat of my pants and making thing fit into the the already defined structure.  And if things don't make sense, well, the the PC's were obviously misinformed about it.  Was it intentional?  WHAT ARE THEY HIDDING!!!!

     

    I haven't run much stuff in my own world lately.  I usually have it be generic enough that it fits whereever the game is playing or in FR as I've been doing a bunch of Adventure League these last few years.

     

     

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  7. 2 hours ago, Corsair said:

    @Lord of the Dish Pit what are regulations in your town regarding BB guns or plastic pellet rifles?

    Oh, new topic entirely, but do you have to have the D&D rules to play Eberron?

     

    1 hour ago, Inarah said:

     

    Eberron has it's own rulebook.  There are some minor differences from plain vanilla flavored D&D, being in a different universe.  If you have the Eberron book you should be good to go without additional D&D volumes. 

     

     

    While Ebberon has it's own book (assuming 5E?), it doesn't have all of the classes and races that are in the PHB.  Between the PHB and the Ebberon hardcover you should have everything you need to play.  the Ebberon book mostly has the new class (Artificer) and race information, and the rules for Dragon Marks.  If you make a character without any of that new material, you don't even really need the Ebberon book.  I have most of the books (all the rule/moster books and a good few of the campaign hard covers) so if you need specific info, shoot me a message and I'll be glad to help.

     

    If it is 3.5 Ebberon, it's been so long that I don't remember if it duplicated infro from the PHB.  I don't think that it did.

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  8. 9 minutes ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

    While the mystery of the Noises is still technically unsolved, I just had to run off three grackles from the feeder who were going after the Fat Little Birds.

    So while grackles are not hagravens, they may well be servants of hagravens, and the hagravens may be attempting to disguise themselves as possums so as to prevent proper identification....

    Which leaves the question: How and Why are hagravens just now showing up at the feeder?

    Well the last bag of bird food I picked up was under the trade name "Enchanted Garden". So for once it appears that there is actual truth in advertising and there is indeed some enchantment that has been laid upon the bird food.

    Is this a deliberate thing on the part of the manufacturer?

    Or is it a side effect of whatever formula they use that was entirely unintended?

     

    Either way, in the interest of being prudent, I now have to disenchant the bird food somehow.....

    Add either salt or capsasin.

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