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Cyradis last won the day on April 3

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About Cyradis

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  • Birthday 07/10/1989

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    Edge of the Canadian Yogapant Empire
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    Geology, physics, flying, gardening, beekeeping, horseback riding, painting, beading, silversmithing, math, off-roading, butterflies, D&D.

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  1. Cyradis

    Lorna The Huntress - REA02476

    Beautiful work so far
  2. Cyradis

    Pokemon Go

    You can get the lures with coins, which you can get from playing.
  3. Cyradis

    Scale75 - The Chronicles of Run

    That's unfortunate. They do have good CS, but it is annoying for a long distance order. Also surprising since they are taking their time on packaging.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Good that they're nearly smoothed out. They had a lot of bad slam them.
  5. Cyradis

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    They're reeling from a series of unfortunate events, being understaffed, poorly managed, and with health problems. Seems like they ran a Kickstarter that was more than they could manage (but that's wrapped), then too many sale events, and got majorly backlogged. They are communicating their struggles at least on FB; I feel bad for them in the situation. But... I may look for another figure for a current character nonetheless.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I was thinking that one of the upcoming quest options would be that there was a rumor bringing a certain adventurer into town - the brother of the dog's departed druid. He'd join them to go slay some vampires, but that other adventuring groups would go out for other nests.... some might come back, some might not. Hits the player's background a bit, and other people exist bit. Also brought in one of my friends via Skype for one session as a messenger; he'd helped me develop the world, and was a player for a short run (that try didn't take off due to scheduling and long drives). But it meant that he was able to mess with all the characters and interact a bit, with stories from other "adventurers".
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    The situation is dire, but maintaining order until they can tackle The Big Bads can be more mixed perhaps. They're about to go back to town anyway so there is a reprieve from the house of horrors that they were just in. I'm sure that the halfling is going to try to flirt with/swindle the elf blacksmith... lol.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Now to wait 5 or more months for them to send it? They're good people with good sculpts, but geez are they in over their heads right now. I do want them to win; I just don't want it to be easy for them. Too easy and they won't feel the challenge. Too hard and there are no good options. I have been intertwining character backgrounds; each of them gave me their backstory that I can use. Sir Cyr's is actually the toughest, because he has the least history. His character is only a few months old; he's a sentient rat in a warforged suit. He has some memories of the wizards who created him, The Cheese Incident, and his butler training. The others are quite splendidly fit in. There is the librarian who needed to see the world. The dog cleric was once a druid's animal companion until she fell to vampires, so he howled until a god gave him the power to protect his pack. And then we have the halfling scout who gambled away multiple fortunes, ended up trying to scrounge mushrooms in the forest, and befriended the dog. Uplifting plan for them is to set up a trap for bad guy thieves... in the form of a grand noble soiree and dancing festivities. The thieves will show up to sneak in and steal the treasure in the mansion. The group has to stop them. The poor librarian is the only one who will fit into a dancing crowd, despite lack of ability (he's only human - others are suit of armor, dog, and halflings aren't inclined). The halfling and the dog can patrol. The rat-fighter-butler can be on the lookout as part of the catering crew. I think I can have fun with this.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Is that chip.... melted? Geebus. I used to construct circuit boards like that, and hand solder those little spider buggers. That had to get HOT to melt it.
  10. Given the circumstances, I'd probably wait a week or two. Reaper is usually very responsive, but they have a lot of work right now. Just be polite on the inquiry for the first one; if nothing happens at that point, can get naggy.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    True, it does not need to be totally one or the other, nor a linear scale.
  12. Cyradis

    Black Rose Wars

    Their shipping scheme is odd. Their second round of stuff is delayed by several months.
  13. Cyradis

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I'm not actually too concerned with group picking characters; they're there and fitting. My bad guys are Very Bad, and generally, there are consequences for the characters. The gray so far is on what they're willing to do to get what they need. Mixing the local stuff and the big stuff is kinda messy. Might have a plan for that, might not. On my end, it kinda feels like delaying them, but it could also be pretty interesting and set up consequences for how the later major events play out.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Open question: What is the right balance between light hearted and the world going down the pooper for your D&D worlds? I want to give my group characters they like, and victories to cheer for. I also want to demolish them and knock them and the world on their buttocks. Do you use say.... Buffy as an inspiration? Monster of the week, lots of funny, occasional saving the world? Or do you use Attack on Titan and Game of Thrones, where victories are fleeting and the world is in dire peril, often with little knowledge of how to stop it?
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    Pokemon Go

    I had three weeks of meandering a bustling city and living in an office; not much better to do in the evening than take every gym on campus. Slowed down since then