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5 hours ago, kristof65 said:

And this is why CNC machines were invented.:lol:
 

>snippage<

Ah yes the best of both worlds. :rolleyes:

One bit of bad code and you can have a full run of bad parts.

Unless of course you have very stringent quality control protocols.

GEM

1 hour ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Sometimes my brain outdoes itself when it comes to outlandish dreams.

In this one I'm being yelled at/ charged with a quest by the ghost of President Kennedy, who is highly irritated that someone removed his coffee table and replaced it with an IKEA one. Apparently he'd had some kind of apt that had it's rent paid perpetually, but the landlord lost the building somehow, the new owner figured out who the owner of the apt was, and proceeded to start ebaying the contents of it. However since the apt and it's contents were Kennedy's link to the physical world, each sale weakens him further. Exactly why he's trying to stick around and just what it is he's doing and why me, are questions that were expertly dodged, as my whole involvement is simply to " get rid of this cardboard monstrostity and get my coffee table back".

We find it on ebay, it's 90 grand, I tell him I don't have 90 grand, and to help me get in touch with his relatives who have the funding for this. He refuses, for reasons that again are not explained to me, but instead tells me the possible locations of moonshine stashes that his father hid in various places, so for the rest of the dream, I'm trying to find a way to Upper Michigan where the largest stash might still be, trying to find out if there is a market for almost hundred year old moonshine, (which I'm sure there is, finding it is the problem), and solving the problem of just how am I going to transport several hundred gallons of it without a drivers license or a moving truck and do all of this before someone hits "Buy it Now".

I think there might be a one season show in this one. 

 

What kind of bedtime snack did you have last night?

GEM

And where can I get some?

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Asian market shopping complete. Mackerel and rice acquired.

 

Computer store shopping complete. 3.5” SATA to USB 2.0 adapter acquired, but have yet to see if HD can be read.

 

Time to acquire a nap soon. 

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This just in...

 

Attn: @OneBoot

 

A  Veterinary Medical Research firm in Switzerland has invented a vaccine. This vaccine is given to cats. It prevents the cat from provoking an allergic response in humans. 

 

https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/vaccine-cat-allergies-developed-swiss-scientists/

 

HypoPet AG is the name of the firm. I just heard this on the TV news. #scienceisawesome?

 

 

:ph34r: But perhaps you already know this and this is simply a cover identity for M.E.O.W’s super-secret-science-labs :ph34r:

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3 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

You haven't lived until you have been run through by a smart mouthed unicorn who just challenged you to a duel.  that pointy thing is sharp!  I would put this in purple but I have had a character wiped out by a legendary unicorn in just this manner...

 

In all my years of playing D&D (1st edition, red box, all the way to 5e) I think I've had 1 unicorn encounter & it wasn't hostile. I'll admit, since running AL games twice a week, I've used creatures I've never have used. Last Monday, I got to finally use a Yuan-ti. High School DM/friend used them all the time in his games, but I've never ran one before.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

This just in...

 

Attn: @OneBoot

 

A  Veterinary Medical Research firm in Switzerland has invented a vaccine. This vaccine is given to cats. It prevents the cat from provoking an allergic response in humans. 

 

https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/vaccine-cat-allergies-developed-swiss-scientists/

 

HypoPet AG is the name of the firm. I just heard this on the TV news. #scienceisawesome?

 

 

:ph34r: But perhaps you already know this and this is simply a cover identity for M.E.O.W’s super-secret-science-labs :ph34r:

 

I can't thank you enough for sharing this! It's hard to express how much it would mean to me to be able to have a cat (or cats) and not have to worry about it causing a lack of breathing on my part. 

 

I'll definitely be following the progress of this research with great interest! 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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3 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Computer store shopping complete. 3.5” SATA to USB 2.0 adapter acquired, but have yet to see if HD can be read.

 

 

The adapter was too short! It didn't fit into the HD case. So that left only one thing to do.

 

YouTube!

 

Per a helpful vid, I cracked open the enclosure and took the 3.5" drive out. Now the adapter fits, and I've got access to the files!

 

Sort of.

 

Every so often, the HD drops out and reconnects the USB. I think this is a good sign that I need to copy the files off of it and into something else pronto. It's just under 1TB of data, half of the capacity, so it looks like I can pick up an external hard drive the same size for $70. That'll hurt, but it also means the baby pictures and videos are safe for another half decade. And I will keep my eye out for another HD solution in the Black Friday sales. Figure I can do a manual RAID for what little I have to backup. I figure I'll just share out the hard drive rather than try to find a networked solution again.

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So I have to have a Conversation with one of my players tomorrow. She's mad her character isn't getting more spotlight.

 

I told them all before they'd made their characters that this is a political campaign with intrigue and cities and acting like nobility. That the country this campaign is set in is a humanocentric country previously devoted to the God of Humans. Fantastic racism is a thing and it's worst against half-orcs because friggin' orcs. I told them all a half-orc is going to be nearly impossible to play because no NPC will take them seriously. I told them all to bring out their snooty nobles. And I told them all to run their character ideas by me first for basic approval!

 

She comes in with a half-orc barbarian who is also illiterate, that she DID NOT run past me first. And she's mad that she isn't the center of attention. That NPCs aren't taking her seriously as a character. That I didn't allow her to take everything not nailed down in the middle of a ball fully staffed by guards! That she had to check her elf-all barbarian giant sword in the cloakroom along with everyone else's weapons!

 

<_<

 

I am not looking forward to this Conversation. 50/50 shot she leaves the gaming group over this.

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I am reminded of a sign I have seen "A lack of planning on your part does not make an emergency on mine."

Hopefully she will realize she shafted herself.

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10 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

So I have to have a Conversation with one of my players tomorrow.

 I hope she's not just one of those players who likes to cause drama.  Game drama is okay.  Real life drama sucks.

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15 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

So I have to have a Conversation with one of my players tomorrow. She's mad her character isn't getting more spotlight.

 

I told them all before they'd made their characters that this is a political campaign with intrigue and cities and acting like nobility. That the country this campaign is set in is a humanocentric country previously devoted to the God of Humans. Fantastic racism is a thing and it's worst against half-orcs because friggin' orcs. I told them all a half-orc is going to be nearly impossible to play because no NPC will take them seriously. I told them all to bring out their snooty nobles. And I told them all to run their character ideas by me first for basic approval!

 

She comes in with a half-orc barbarian who is also illiterate, that she DID NOT run past me first. And she's mad that she isn't the center of attention. That NPCs aren't taking her seriously as a character. That I didn't allow her to take everything not nailed down in the middle of a ball fully staffed by guards! That she had to check her elf-all barbarian giant sword in the cloakroom along with everyone else's weapons!

 

<_<

 

I am not looking forward to this Conversation. 50/50 shot she leaves the gaming group over this.

Or, you could just make her the "center of attention" for every bigot within hailing distance  until she finds herself the "guest of honor" at the local Night-riders Social [private, invitation only, dress code will be observed].

GEM

2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Here's an important winter safety tip:

 

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Inquiring Minds Need  To Know:

Where do Ice Road Truckers fall on this scale?

GEM

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31 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

I am not looking forward to this Conversation. 50/50 shot she leaves the gaming group over this.

 

 That's not a conversation. That's a "Before you start speaking, I told you right at the start that X, Y and Z. You knew what you were signing up for. What part of X, Y and Z did you think wasn't going to apply to you, especially when you built a character that went against every single last one of those points, without running it past me? This is either you creating a character to purposely disrupt my campaign by diverting all the attention away from the story and onto your character's contrariness, or just complete ignorance on your part. Either way, these are the effects of your choices and they have now come back to bite you on the < bleep >.  Accept responsibility for your choices. Own it.

Now, since the entire game isn't going to change to suit you, what are you going to do to resolve this situation so that you can enjoy the game?"

 

 

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Megan's Eberron game is going to end with a world shattering explosion.

 

Fortunately, not our world.

 

The Kyton moved the massive orrery into their[/i] capitol city.

 

We are going to open the smaller orrery inside of it, and then skedaddle!

 

The Kyton capitol city is on the plane of shadow.

 

We are opening to the positive material.

 

In the battle between Light and Shadow... Shadow loses.

 

We will not be looking back as we run, not walk, from the explosion and hopefully, hopefully manage to get out through a more typical Gate before the inevitable *BOOM! occurs.

 

If I could think of a reliable method, I would try to lure Kalidrax to the festivities.

 

Jon's good friend the beholder will be there,

 

We will let Agent Blacke be the one that pushes the button, Seven will be there to carry him out if needed.

 

All of us are wounded, though none below half HP - most of our healing magic has been used up. (We never did get a cleric in the group.)

 

I have a wand of Cure Light Wounds with five charges. The bard has a wand of Cure Moderate Wounds with a few charges left.

 

Next week is going to be fun.

 

The Auld Grump

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