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Everything posted by klarg1

  1. Actually, thinking on it, I technically spent one day working in an office at 200 Clarendon St (The Hancock Tower) in Boston, which meets @Jasper_the_2nd's quoted definition of a skyscraper. We ended up passing on the office space there in favor of the 33 story building I mentioned earlier. It would have been cool to have the landmark address on my business card, but the specific office in question was not particularly nice.
  2. The tallest building I have ever worked in was 37 floors, and 505 feet tall (Thanks Wikipedia!) which seems low for a "skyscraper" to me*. Second place was for the same job and was a mere 33 floors, but it was a modern glass-and-steel structure so use your own judgement. When I was at that job I was in among the taller buildings of Boston nearly daily. Outside of that period, I would say that I haven't come within arm's length of a skyscraper more than once a month or so.
  3. I'm really referring to fictional history, rather than real history. If I was into genuine historical gaming, I would most likely cleave a little closer to history. I did say 'occasionally'.
  4. I can't say that I've never followed the box art (or studio paint scheme, where no box exists), but it is very rare. For some games I will follow an interpretation of official or "historical" paint schemes, but even then I'll usually drift or embellish a bit.
  5. This is a major project, and it looks like it's going brilliantly! What is the floor made of? Is it carved directly into some foam?
  6. Today I had a preliminary technical interview for a job at a local company. It was my second in the past week. I'm just barely starting out, but I am already sick of interviews.
  7. I'm honestly not sure. Years of traveling to gaming conventions and hanging out at game stores has brought me into contact with a bunch of industry people. There are obviously a lot more whom I haven't met, but I'm not sure who I would put on my wish list. At this stage, I think I would much rather get to hang out socially with Industry people whom I have already met, but only see at mile-a-minute events when they are super busy. (I don't want to name drop, but it would be nice to get to hang out with people like @TaleSpinner at a time when neither of us have to be anywhere for a few hours.) I've met him, and we were both perfectly friendly towards each other, even in the middle of certain crowd-funding... events. It was a side effect of meeting the Chuck Walton at Gencon. Chuck was super nice, and I am delighted to have a photo of the two of us together, and some of his original pencil art hanging on my wall.
  8. Take them off. Indoor slippers / house shoes optional.
  9. I won’t say never, but generally no.
  10. It's hard for me to argue with basic literacy as a foundational element of how I live my life. After that, probably basic social skills.
  11. @TaleSpinner's Goroloth 1. Super-science level medecine (the current crisis did not change this answer) 2. Faster-than-light travel which somehow avoids time travel issues 3. Giant robots
  12. I already answered this, but I will give honorable mentions to: A moose Some big antelope in India's Ranthambore state park. (Way too long ago to remember the species name) A tiger in the same park. (She was with her cubs and clearly eating. Tigers really are hard to spot from a distance.)
  13. I'm going to have to go with this as well. ~35-40 foot humpback whale is probably the biggest animal I have seen anywhere, captive or wild. I've been out whale watching a few times in my life. Once, a large whale cruised right under the boat from port to starboard. That gave me a real appreciation for scale.
  14. This is pretty much my approach.
  15. Yesterday, lasagna. Today for lunch, grilled cheese (made in a pan with plenty of butter). Tomorrow, coq au vin. If the weather holds Monday, we may break out the grill for burgers. If food delivery arrives as anticipated, Tuesday will be Portuguese costeletas de porco a Alentejana.
  16. I don’t know where to begin. Yes: from old favorites to new discoveries, I miss many options.
  17. A t-shirt and sweatpants. I have a few phone calls to make today, but no video, no going out, and nobody to worry about but family and cats. Wait... is hiding in dark alleys and punching people not the accepted form of celebration world-wide?
  18. Mostly normal springtime bird things. Except for the turkeys. The turkeys are taking over man.
  19. Stay awake and hope for the best. If it's really bad, or I am afraid of waking Lady Klarg, I might sneak out to another room to read for an hour or so before trying again.
  20. About the only thing I have painted in the past month have been Kings of War troops for a Salamanders army. I wouldn't enter them into anything more than a "show us your tabletop work" kind of affair, but I guess kobolds might not know better?
  21. Worst as in I don't like it? Probably the classic poison needle in the chest. It's been done to death, and encourages brute force over cleverness, unless you add extra bells and whistles to the trap. I mean, you have to trap the occasional chest to keep your players honest, but not every time. Worst as in it's hazardous and kills characters? Not sure. There are just *so many* to choose from. I haven't actually tried this, but: Set up an empty, harmless corridor ending in a closed door. Entering the corridor starts a timer (the trigger can be whatever you want. magic, pressure plate, opening another door, whatever). After 30 or 40 seconds something awful happens to people in the corridor (poison, fire, collapsing ceiling, whatever). The safe solution is to simply walk down the corridor and go through the door at the end. I bet 9/10 parties get thwomped.
  22. I normally do fly over long distances, but I would absolutely drive this year... if it wouldn't take me two solid days of driving each way for me to get there. The waypoints may be risky, but airplanes can be major plague incubators in good times.
  23. I suspect Reaper will wait making any kind of final call, but I know that I am monitoring the situation pretty closely, and I am very unsure whether or not I'll make this September. We'll see. I don't think I have to make a real decision before mid-June at the earliest.
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