Jump to content

Randomness XVI: Brains versus Bleach - an Epic Rap Battle in Iambic Pentameter.


Recommended Posts

29 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

I have to say, being the sole individual suddenly responsible for the welfare and happiness of two tiny humans, neither of whom can be reasoned with, is rather more terrifying and thoroughly exhausting than I was expecting. Either one of them is fine by themselves, but together it's...well, hard. I'd expected sleep to provide some nice respite, but I keep jolting awake in a cold sweat thinking I heard one of them start crying, and the night is yet young. 

 

I'm so very glad I can help out, don't get me wrong, and I love being AuntieBoot! It's just that 11 years of peaceful semi-solitary existence has poorly prepared me, mentally and physically, to be a babysitter for this long, and I don't think my sister quite understands that. :unsure:

 

(Note: I'm whining here to get it out of my system somewhere neutral, since I'm certainly not going to say anything to my sister or her husband)

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

When you hear crying or noise, that's the easy part, then you know something is up.

 

Beware of sudden silence.

Silence is suspicious, go check regurlarly.

 

 

  • Like 11
  • Thanks 2
  • Haha 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 15k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Moderator
55 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

When you hear crying or noise, that's the easy part, then you know something is up.

 

Beware of sudden silence.

Silence is suspicious, go check regularly.

 

 

QFT!

  • Like 12
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, OneBoot said:

I have to say, being the sole individual suddenly responsible for the welfare and happiness of two tiny humans, neither of whom can be reasoned with, is rather more terrifying and thoroughly exhausting than I was expecting. Either one of them is fine by themselves, but together it's...well, hard. I'd expected sleep to provide some nice respite, but I keep jolting awake in a cold sweat thinking I heard one of them start crying, and the night is yet young. 

 

I'm so very glad I can help out, don't get me wrong, and I love being AuntieBoot! It's just that 11 years of peaceful semi-solitary existence has poorly prepared me, mentally and physically, to be a babysitter for this long, and I don't think my sister quite understands that. :unsure:

 

(Note: I'm whining here to get it out of my system somewhere neutral, since I'm certainly not going to say anything to my sister or her husband)

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

You have some right to whine.  Dealing with little kids unprepared is tiring thankless work and without parenting instincts to drive it can drive you to distraction.  Due to moves and other issues my wife and I raised our 2 without support.  Our first vacation of more than 24 hours alone was when the eldest was 9 and the next was when the eldest was an adult.  What you are doing is wonderful.  But it's also important to know your limits and know the kids limits.  Young children have limited capacity to hurt themselves, especially if you make the area safe for them.  I have found that if a child gets into a situation that can actually scare or hurt them the noise is unmistakable.  You will not sleep through it

 

10 minutes ago, Lord_Ashenwyte said:

So excited to be running a game of D&D for the first time, in a few weeks. Will use the starter set adventure. It is a bit of a terrifying and probably poorly advised prospect to GM for the first time I play but I hope it goes well!!

 

Someone in the group has to do it!  You go and provide the world for your group yo play in and don't be afraid to ask any of us for help or suggestions.  One's a the first DM in my group when I was 12  and they began to explore the keep on the borderlands and the caves of chaos.  We had read about DnD but there was No one to teach us and we wanted to play.

 

I'm not perfect but keep 2 rules in mind. Keep it consistent and keep it fun.  If a rule doesn't work for your group, change it but remember to keep the change.

 

Carry on and have fun!

  • Like 12
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, OneBoot said:

I have to say, being the sole individual suddenly responsible for the welfare and happiness of two tiny humans, neither of whom can be reasoned with, is rather more terrifying and thoroughly exhausting than I was expecting. Either one of them is fine by themselves, but together it's...well, hard. I'd expected sleep to provide some nice respite, but I keep jolting awake in a cold sweat thinking I heard one of them start crying, and the night is yet young. 

 

I'm so very glad I can help out, don't get me wrong, and I love being AuntieBoot! It's just that 11 years of peaceful semi-solitary existence has poorly prepared me, mentally and physically, to be a babysitter for this long, and I don't think my sister quite understands that. :unsure:

 

(Note: I'm whining here to get it out of my system somewhere neutral, since I'm certainly not going to say anything to my sister or her husband)

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

I guess you and MrBoot are looking after Kid1 and Kid2 while their parents are otherwise occupied?

 

Did you say they’re about to have #3 ?

  • Like 12
Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

Someone in the group has to do it!  You go and provide the world for your group yo play in and don't be afraid to ask any of us for help or suggestions.  One's a the first DM in my group when I was 12  and they began to explore the keep on the borderlands and the caves of chaos.  We had read about DnD but there was No one to teach us and we wanted to play.

 

I'm not perfect but keep 2 rules in mind. Keep it consistent and keep it fun.  If a rule doesn't work for your group, change it but remember to keep the change.

 

Carry on and have fun!

 

Thank you for the advice! I'll definitely try to do both. I also have to introduce to people what DnD is, which is something I'm looking forward to. Doing it for a school project for a short session each week for four weeks, and I hope if the players have enough fun we can continue! Getting into DnD is pretty easy these days too with stuff like DnD Beyond making it easier to keep track of things. 

  • Like 9
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Lord_Ashenwyte said:

So excited to be running a game of D&D for the first time, in a few weeks. Will use the starter set adventure. It is a bit of a terrifying and probably poorly advised prospect to GM for the first time I play but I hope it goes well!!

Just remember that back in the olden times that the majority of people learning play were in the same boat.  Us grognards survived and the game thrived.  So will you!

  • Like 11
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Lord_Ashenwyte said:

So excited to be running a game of D&D for the first time, in a few weeks. Will use the starter set adventure. It is a bit of a terrifying and probably poorly advised prospect to GM for the first time I play but I hope it goes well!!

 Welcome to the top experience in gaming!

 

If everyone is a new player, expect many little mistakes, even from yourself. Not finding correct rules, not properly understanding some of the rules, being overly obsessed with sticking to those rules, constantly forgetting some little detail or ability. We all went through that at one time or another. It gets better. We improve. First we adapt to the game, then the game adapts to us.

 

As the game master, you have the lion's share of the work associated with the game, but you also get unique rewards to the experience. You get to stretch your creativity, your storytelling abilities, your improvisational skills, your craftsmanship (painted minis, decor), your management skills, your personal relationship skills.

 

I found that being the game master is a role that makes you grow as a person.

 

You see the characters grow. Your story slowly unfolds. You throw challenges at the players, asking yourself: "How are they gonna get out of this one?", sometimes by being amazed at their creativity or sheer brutality if they go all murderhobo (it's a phase for many of us). And everyone has fun doing it!

 

The best long term reward is when years later the players retell the events of the game with the same fondness as any warstory. "Hey, remember when we fought [blank]. Escaped from [blank]. Tricked the [blank]. Stole the [blank]... That was EPIC!"

  • Like 10
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, OneBoot said:

I have to say, being the sole individual suddenly responsible for the welfare and happiness of two tiny humans, neither of whom can be reasoned with, is rather more terrifying and thoroughly exhausting than I was expecting. Either one of them is fine by themselves, but together it's...well, hard. I'd expected sleep to provide some nice respite, but I keep jolting awake in a cold sweat thinking I heard one of them start crying, and the night is yet young. 

 

I'm so very glad I can help out, don't get me wrong, and I love being AuntieBoot! It's just that 11 years of peaceful semi-solitary existence has poorly prepared me, mentally and physically, to be a babysitter for this long, and I don't think my sister quite understands that. :unsure:

 

(Note: I'm whining here to get it out of my system somewhere neutral, since I'm certainly not going to say anything to my sister or her husband)

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

Welcome to parenthood once removed!

 

I went through the same thing with my sister's children (the first babies I had direct experience with). Surprised myself as I eventually became a trustworthy competent babysitter with a knack for children.

 

And there's a reason why it's good to have kids in your 20s or 30s. You have the energy to handle those kids!

  • Like 15
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

 Welcome to the top experience in gaming!

 

If everyone is a new player, expect many little mistakes, even from yourself. Not finding correct rules, not properly understanding some of the rules, being overly obsessed with sticking to those rules, constantly forgetting some little detail or ability. We all went through that at one time or another. It gets better. We improve. First we adapt to the game, then the game adapts to us.

 

As the game master, you have the lion's share of the work associated with the game, but you also get unique rewards to the experience. You get to stretch your creativity, your storytelling abilities, your improvisational skills, your craftsmanship (painted minis, decor), your management skills, your personal relationship skills.

 

I found that being the game master is a role that makes you grow as a person.

 

You see the characters grow. Your story slowly unfolds. You throw challenges at the players, asking yourself: "How are they gonna get out of this one?", sometimes by being amazed at their creativity or sheer brutality if they go all murderhobo (it's a phase for many of us). And everyone has fun doing it!

 

The best long term reward is when years later the players retell the events of the game with the same fondness as any warstory. "Hey, remember when we fought [blank]. Escaped from [blank]. Tricked the [blank]. Stole the [blank]... That was EPIC!"

 

 

 I'm really looking forward to that. I'll be doing a game with friends of mine and some people I don't know, so getting to make new friends is always incredible. If the game continues beyond four weeks I'm really looking forward to putting down a bunch of minis on the table so I finally get to use them! (Need to paint them first though!) :)

 

Matt Mercer has been the inspiration and also helped break down the nervousness I had after watching some of his videos and episodes of Critical Role. I know for the first time I won't be as good as a DM with years of experience but that's quite obvious. Having fun is the most important part of the game after all.

Edited by Lord_Ashenwyte
  • Like 12
Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Glitterwolf
      Welcome to Getting to Know You, NOVEMBER 2020 Edition.
       
      The rules as they currently stand ( we all know most of you rebellious lot will ignore most of it, but one can try)
       
      1. Every day, or so (unless I am out or ill or something) I will post a question.
      1.5. Should I be unable to post a question for the day a crack team of deputy quisitors, former quisitors, and random forum members are all chomping at the bit to step in and post one... 
      2. In theory there is a 24 hour span to answer that question before the next question is posted.
      2.5. (Rule 2 is the most frequently ignored rule.)
      3. Questions are going to be posted between 8:00 hours and 12:00 hours CET. ( Central European Time)
      4. Everyone is encouraged to suggest future questions to be posted via PM to me... 
      5. You do not have to answer every question to play...
      6. If a question is TMI or N/A simply wait for the next question.. ..or post that you decline to answer (clues regarding why can be fun...unless TMI).
      7. Weekend questions will usually take the form of two or three day quests, starting on Friday or Saturday.
       
      All HAIL WOOF!
    • By Lidless Eye
      To finish off the recently finished, random miniatures! (I hate creating a bunch of tiny threads)

      "Heroes of Golden Sword" from Crippled God Foundry



      "Life is easy, it's never hard, when you're a Kobold and a Bard"

      Kobold Bard (duh) from Stonehaven Miniatures




      Halfling Gardener, also from Stonehaven




      Converted Foundry Argonauts, to be Dricheans for Frosgrave: Ghost Archipelago



      "LET'S GET FROSTY!"

      Frost Giant from Gale Force 9



    • By Cyradis
      Congratulations, by opening this forum post, you have received a quest!
      This quest is a challenge created by the combined forces of @Sirithiliel the Queen Tiamacrab, a Wizard Most Wild @Pezler the Polychromatic, and myself – @Cyradis the Questgiver.
      The challenge is this! Paint a small dragon, letting the dice control the colors!
      The Rules:
      Post in the WIP Forums “_Your Pseudonym_ is taking the random rainbow dragon challenge!” or “_Your Pseudonym_ has accepted the d20 rainbow dragon quest!” something to that extent.

      Select a figure from one of the following: Stormwing (from Bones III), Kryphrixis (from Bones III), Deathsleet (77110), or Ebonwrath (77102).

      You must select the dragon BEFORE rolling for colors. Take a photo with the figure and a clock as proof of order of operations.  
      Roll for colors! Use a d20 and a photo, or an online dice roller with a screenshot as proof of rolling. Or have a fellow forum dweller vouch for your rolls. Use the Color Chart below to determine what the color is that you rolled. There are three rolls. Below is an online dice roller. Most keyboards have a PRT SCRN button that can take a screenshot for you. Then you can paste the photo into Paint to save. I'm sure there are better methods, but that works for me. 

      https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm

      The first roll determines what your primary base color is. That must be the dominant color on the figure.

      The second roll determines your secondary color. It should be the second color that catches the eye, and second most prevalent color on the figure.

      The third roll determines your miscellaneous color. This should be most of the accent colors that you use, and third most prevalent color on the figure.

      You might need to order paint or go to the FLGS after rolling if you don’t have a given bottle – we’ll be patient and wait for you. If you can’t get a bottle of one of these colors, here is a spreadsheet with equivalent colors from different brands. If you really can't get them, use the closest thing you got to your rolls (let us know what they are please). 

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xl-x9eW3bLw5eqDeNUG2JUwn2EZwn34TDKfNIg5uul4/edit#gid=5
        Number
      Reaper #
      Color Name
      Color Description
      1
      9004
      Fire Red
      Bright red
      2
      9134
      Clotted Red
      Dull red
      3
      9218
      Lava Orange
      Volcanic orange
      4
      9201
      Orange Brown
      Dull orange
      5
      9009
      Lemon Yellow
      Bright yellow
      6
      9227
      Brilliant green
      Bright green
      7
      9035
      Olive Green
      Olive dull green
      8
      9017
      True Blue
      Bright blue
      9
      9231
      Heather Blue
      Dull light blue
      10
      9023
      Imperial Purple
      Deep purple
      11
      9026
      Violet Red
      A very misnamed color; somewhere between burgundy and magenta. Not violet.
      12
      9262
      Blush Pink
      Very pink
      13
      9029
      Earth Brown
      Generic brown
      14
      9122
      Terran Khaki
      Light brown
      15
      9263
      Mint Green
      Bright pastel green
      16
      9089
      Cloudy Grey
      Generic grey
      17
      9077
      Marine Teal
      Teal, blueish
      18
      9074
      Palomino Gold
      Earthy gold yellow
      19
      9037
      Pure Black
      Super black. Critical threat!
      20
      9039
      Pure White
      Super white. Critical threat!
       
      You are allowed to use whatever colors to shade and highlight that you want, as long as the rolled colors are obvious visually.* Example: you can shade a red dragon with purple, brown, or black, but it must always appear as a red dragon. A white dragon shaded with grey must appear as a white dragon, not a grey dragon.   
      You are allowed to use colors outside the ones that you rolled, but they must not take up more visual surface area than any of the others.** Example: your pink, green, and gray dragon is allowed to have bone-beige teeth.  
      The proportions of color on the figure can be however you want, as long as the 1st roll is dominant, 2nd is less, 3rd is less, and anything else smaller. Example: 70% pink, 15% green, 10% gray, and 5% anything else. Or it could be 50% pink, 25% green, 15% grey, and 10% anything else. The tidbit colors are fine wherever, as long as they are minor. 
        Paint your dragon according to the rolls plus your tidbits. Even if it is outrageous. The goal is to make the dragon look as awesome as possible without the benefit of planning color themes. You can add spots, stripes, eye-spots like moths have, or nothing. This is the base challenge. 
        Star 1* You may decide after your initial three rolls to limit your shading colors to your rolled colors mixed with pure black and white. You may still use tidbit colors. Declare this if you go for a Star 1 challenge!
        Star 2** You may decide after your initial three rolls to not use colors outside of your rolled ones and shading colors (so no tidbits like beige teeth, only 3 visual colors shaded however you want). Declare this if you go for a Star 2 challenge!
        Star 3*** You may decide to do both the Star 1 and Star 2 challenges, using absolutely nothing but your three rolled colors, plus black and white for shading. If you do this, you are allowed to use the white for areas like teeth and eyes that could be really weird otherwise (or not - up to you). Effectively, you have 5 colors to work with only, and three of them must be the majority (in decreasing order of prevalence). You gotta be nuts!
        There is no time limit on this. However, if the WIP photos stop showing up at a normal rate and there’s never a Show Off thread, the forum dwellers may gently poke fun at you for adding this to your Shelf of Shame.
        Post to the Show Off forums with a “_Your Pseudonym_ has completed the random rainbow dragon challenge!” sort of title upon completion. Brag about your awesome (or hilarious) dragon. Win all the internet-points. Receive experience and praise. Thus shall end the quest.
        Once the first Random Rainbow Dragon has been completed, we will start up a group Show Off thread to compile all of the dragons in a great flock of rainbowy goodness.   
      Current WIP List (started thanks to @Evilhalfling.) 
       
       
      Little Bluberry
      Sylverthorne
      Glitterwolf
      Cyradis
      Corporea
      Sirithiliel
      Morihalda
      Evilhalfling
      Guindyloo
      Maledrakh
      Eldamir
      pcktInt
      Talae
      nakos
      Kate
      midshipmaneasy
      Paradoxical Mouse
      Darsc Zacal
      vegascat
      Cranky Dog
      Auberon
      robinh
      Ulfheathen
      Phoenix Rising
      NebulousMissy
      Edsterdoom
      Ironhammer
      Thes Hunter
      Invisible Thumb
      arouark
      OneBoot
      Gadgetman
      Eldamir v2
      Ludo
      midshipmaneasy v2
      HornedTurtle
      Sophie was taken
      Crazyscribble
      Sanwah
      Inarah
      Mierot
      Xiwo Xerase
      WhiteWulfe & RuneLyall
    • By WhiteWulfe
      After seeing my first thread on it (I think it was @Glitterwolf's thread for such an honour) my first thought was pretty much "that looks like a LOT of fun", followed closely by "but I've never painted anything other than a few Space Marines!".  Yeah, well, challenge accepted, because I kind of fell in love with how Ebonwrath looks.
       
      Yup, I'm going into this technically with very little skill in painting, but while I'm waiting for Ebonwrath (and some gnolls and paint, gnolls are the honour guard for the paint, I swear) I'll have both of the learn to paint kits to work through, and assuming everything pans out (aka assuming I filled out my Canada Post FlexDelivery stuff correctly) I'll be picking those up after work today, and then about a week and a half (ish) later Ebonwrath will be in.  Seems like a semi-insane thing to do, dive right into painting a dragon when you originally were getting paints to steadily work on your WH40k Catachans army (and Skaven, sooooo many Skaven o_O ), but I figure why not have fun with life.  Besides, what better to put all the new skills the LTPK's are designed to help you get a baseline grasp on than a gigantic dragon of cuddles DOOOOOOOM that, in my eyes at least, can be bribed with cookies.
       
      Some say I'm insane, I say to be a good delivery driver you need just enough insanity...  Not enough to pass the entrance exams, but enough to be perfectly fine wearing shorts in -5C weather.  :P
       
      Anyways, onto the rolls!
       
       

      I wound up rolling 14, 19, and 3....  So Terran Khaki as the main, Pure Black as the secondary colour, and Lava Orange as a highlight.  Well now, that's an interesting mix in my eyes.  I'm not quite certain as to how this mix will pan out, but on the flipside I chose to dive into this headfirst, so I'm also going to give it a whirl as a full on three star challenge.  I'm actually kind of liking the sound of these colours, as I've had a number of different design possibilities come to mind already!
       

      Obviously, given the current promo and Rictus seeming like a nice and dedicated, honourable skeleton, I had to get a few other items into the cart for free shipping (plus a free skeleton!), and for someone to keep the gnolls in check while Ebonwrath is napping away in it's blister pack.  Can't let the gnolls steal the cookies after all.  Pure Black is included in one of the Learn To Paint Kits, so I didn't add it into the order from Reaper.
       
      Here's hoping I won't have to make too too much room in my gaming area to work on Ebonwrath ^_^;;;;; (since it's still another two months before I can get a dedicated miniatures area set up, but man am I looking forward to such!)
       
       
      EDIT (Jan 7th @ 15:44 MST): Totally forgot to add this in...  For additional information regarding the rainbow dragon challenge, here's the main thread for it!
      (end edit)
    • By Inarah
      Link to original challenge: 
      I don't have any of the dragons selected for the challenge. I do have the dracolisk, https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/basilisk/latest/77379
      So I'm painting that. 
       
      Die roll, 13, 18, 2.  Earth brown, palomino gold, clotted red.   Good colors.  I don't have the Earth or Clotted Red but can approximate. 
       
      Baby needs a bath first. 
       
       
  • Who's Online   10 Members, 1 Anonymous, 35 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...