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34 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

If you don't want to use the rules of an RPG, why are you bothering to buy the books? Just sit down at a table and start telling a cooperative story. (Note that ignoring the rules for convenience is different from changing the rules because you don't like them; in the latter you have notice). Restrictions make for better story telling.

Who says we're not using them. We're just not using ALL of them, and we're changing others around. There are still rules, but I'm not going to be bound in my home game by one designers ideas. Especially once I've mastered the system and found it doesn't do what I want it to do the way it's written. 

 

1 hour ago, PaganMegan said:

Better than Bud, which used to be my go to, and not much more expensive.

 

A good compromise beer.

 

Grump pays more for a four pack of Allagash.

I'm always happy to pay more for better quality. I've got a couple of bottles of Allagash up on my shelf right now. 

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Partner and I are having a fight.

 

She feels I'm not supporting her in pounding on the doors in our apartment complex because someone is smoking indoors. All I said was I don't smell tobacco smoke but go do whatever. Now she's accusing me of not being supportive.

 

So I'm spending today at the coffee shop next door.

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7 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Exactly!

Any game I'm the DM (or equivalent) in the rule book is considered to be a collection of guidelines.

 

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2 hours ago, Unruly said:

 

You can thank the mob for all those freebies. They understood that the way to run a place like Vegas is to give out a bunch of comped items to make people less conscientious about their spending by giving the illusion of getting something for free. Yea, your room was dirt cheap and it included the buffet and drinks, but, because you weren't thinking about how much your vacation cost you and you were a little buzzy after that third free whiskey sour, you just lost 2 grand betting on black and your partner has been feeding the one-armed bandit for the last 6 hours.

 

When the mob got kicked out is when I understand most of those freebies started to go away as giant corporations run by PHBs and MBAs took over, trying to nickel and dime everyone that came through the door. Or so I've been told.

Hmmmm...  Can i have the mob back?  I mean, yea a few people got cement overshoes and there might have been some questionable activities. but for those of us who dont particularly like to gamble (with money,  I have been known to throw myself off a cliff attached to a long piece of rubber and string...) the place has gone from paradise to undesirable location.  I cant even go to some of the larger conventions for my job because they are in las vegas and there have been 'incidents' (that is the wording from the official notice at work, i kid you not). 

 

My real question is how the place survives.  there are better locations to gamble, and better comps at those locations. so unless you have a personal reason to go, why would you go there to gamble?  but then again, it goes back to the fact that i don't really understand people either. Some of the whale stories from the Las Vegas Concierges are worth sitting down to listen to!

 

As for rules on gaming:  I have rules and rulebooks for the same reason writers have other novels and english classes.  You may want to do your own thing but it usually helps to start somewhere!

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4 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:

 

$15 for a can of pringles?!

 

Yup! Size of the can is 2.5 oz (about 5 inches tall)

 

Checked the food court area this afternoon. Decent selection, decent prices. There is a pizza place that smelled absolutely delicious & I'll prob go there later tonight. For lunch I walked the Strip & went to BWW. Love their garlic parmesan boneless wings. Also I wanted to see how the walk to Bally's is or least most of it. I'll prob walk it tomorrow vs using rideshare.

 

On my way back I met someone:

 

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3 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

Las Vegas was so much different when I was last there (2 decades ago now).  Back then It was pretty much a free party as long as you spent a little time at the gaming tables.  I used to get a room for 3 nights, airfare, breakfast and dinner 1 show and $100 in chips for $135 a person.  The non-alcoholic stuff in the mini-bar was free (although the maid did not refill it until you left) and the room was comfortable.  the trip had to be Tuesday to Friday and there were some other restrictions but still...  the last time a friend went to Vegas, he spent over a grand for just the airfare, room and board!

 

I moved away from Tucson in 2000 and never had reason to go back to vegas so I dont know when it changed but I really dont know why anyone would bother (Sorry @haldir I do hope you are having a good time)  My interest in gambling is low but I would think they would want to make the experience as luxurious as possible so you spend more money at the tables and less at the minibar (after all, the casino has to share that income with the supplier). 

 

And you youngin's can just step off of my domesticated prairie land :lol:

 

Mainly I come down for LVO. Which really I'm not into Warhammer, 40k or any wargame. I just like the aspect of a game con in Vegas. That & there a few painters/friends I wanna see.  Thou as I only bought a Sunday ticket this time i decided to check the city out the rest of the time. Something I didn't do last year at all. It's all senses assault  that's for sure.

 

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I never could really see the appeal in Las Vegas, but then again, I'm not a fan of a lot of lights, especially bright flashy ones at night, and heat.  Oh gawds, the heat. 

 

Plus, after having watched enough episodes of Galactic Hunter (they're in Arizona) there are some rather scary looking spiders down there. 

 

Then again, I'm also not one for gambling.  If I'm going to spend a bunch of money, I'm going to do it with friends locally, and check out various food things. Or shopping.  Shopping is SO. MUCH. FUN.  Well, hoodie shopping anyways, I'm a whiny brat of a stick in the mud when it comes to footwear shopping, I hate shopping for shoes. 

 

Or playful answer...   I'd rather take the risk of an empty wallet by visiting my local airbrushing store.  Donna has maple candies!

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Potentially going with Husband to his d&d game tomorrow. I like to see first hand how the players react to my painted stuff. And I get to hang out with host's girlfriend, she's pretty cool.

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8 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:

 

$15 for a can of pringles?!

I pay somewhat less than that...

 

 

8 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

To be fair, he did say it was Sour Cream flavour. I once saw two grown men get into a fight over the last packet of those on Christmas Eve ::o:

...for a tall ~5 ounce can. 

 

 

8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

My new phone has a reasonable camera.

In that case it owes us new pictures of Brutus.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

If you don't want to use the rules of an RPG, why are you bothering to buy the books? Just sit down at a table and start telling a cooperative story. (Note that ignoring the rules for convenience is different from changing the rules because you don't like them; in the latter you have notice). Restrictions make for better story telling.

Who says we're not using them. We're just not using ALL of them, and we're changing others around.

That ^  exactly that. 

 

You have to read the books first to even find out if you want to use the rules.  None of the bookstores I frequented back in the day allowed folk to stand around reading books they hadn’t yet bought. 

 

They considered it “bad form”.

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Wlp, Mr. Thorne is starting a game using The Dark Eye ruleset. 

This oughta be fun; I don't know the system, I don't know the setting, and I don't know if I'll have time to read up! Whee!

(This one is Portal-based; check my signature if I've managed to pique your curiousity...)

 

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11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

My new phone has a reasonable camera.

In that case it owes us new pictures of Brutus.

 

 

This.

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9 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

Partner and I are having a fight.

 

She feels I'm not supporting her in pounding on the doors in our apartment complex because someone is smoking indoors. All I said was I don't smell tobacco smoke but go do whatever. Now she's accusing me of not being supportive.

 

So I'm spending today at the coffee shop next door.

 

For the record, I went home after a few hours. I ran out of coffee and my partner had moved onto something else in life so I found a spot where I could stop writing and went home. We even ran Pathfinder tonight.

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