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On the good news end of things, our basement remodel starts Monday.  Finally, something going as planned...

 

And, yes, I expect all kinds of horrors to be uncovered down there. 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Inarah said:

On the good news end of things, our basement remodel starts Monday.  Finally, something going as planned...

 

And, yes, I expect all kinds of horrors to be uncovered down there. 

 

 

And if you are lucky this will provide grist for a future campaign.

GEM

Best of luck with a ~smooth~ remodel.

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2 hours ago, haldir said:

@Inarah

 

 

All I know is, while I was stocking the pet foods, yesterday I had a couple of people ask me if we had TP. I really wanted to say "No, you people have taken it all, already." but I held it together, barely. I now know why I've stayed on graveyard all these years. I am not a people person & especially not a "GOTTA GRAB ALL TP" person fan. 

 

 

Next time tell them you keep it in back and set fire to it at night after the store closes. 

 

2 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

And I'm with @Inarah, WTF with everyone stockpiling flour?  I know I normally go through a 5lb bag per week, but I never saw anyone else buying it before.  Not that I'm doing a ton of baking, but I've got the menfolk trained on how to make pancakes from scratch, and I don't want that to stop! 

 

Pancakes would explain a lot, and they use eggs.  If you got kids and menfolk at home, you need a lot of pancakes in the morning.  I noticed maple flavored syrup supplies were low, too. 

 

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We realized last night that the Kingdom of Mousedom was still on my wife's desk at work (it's where all my mouslings and most of my tree monsters end up, whether I like it or not). While we're certain they will practice the appropriate social distancing while apart from us, that does nothing about the lack of mouslings in her new home office. So to correct that I'm painting one up for her. Fortunately he's coming prepared...

 

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                  OH broccoli, OH broccoli, AVERNUS IS GOING SO POORLY I SWEAR

 

                                                [doge meme picture]

 

I SWEAR TO TORM I'M ABOUT TO COMMIT CHARACTER SUICIDE JUST TO GET OUT

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Well...

 

There was a rumor going around work that public transit was shutting down. Managers took it seriously and told people who use transit to leave while we still could. I took the excuse to gtfo because right now, less than a month after surgery, I cannot physically walk the miles home from work.  I cannot take the chance I'll be stuck anywhere right now.

 

On the plus side, I have a free 4 hours off of work?

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11 minutes ago, Marvin said:

                  OH broccoli, OH broccoli, AVERNUS IS GOING SO POORLY I SWEAR

 

                                                [doge meme picture]

 

I SWEAR TO TORM I'M ABOUT TO COMMIT CHARACTER SUICIDE JUST TO GET OUT

I mean... it literally is HELL...

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lololol all that's been all right, but I am so totally lost and we're just running in circles and spinning our wheels and we're just kinda doing dumb stuff that my character isn't down with, and this is seriously the worst RP session I've ever had maybe. And we spent nearly an hour with tech problems to start the evening. It's rough.

 

And thew Roll20 diceroller is hot garbage. The other night in combat I had four opportunities; I rolled 1, 1, 2, 1. Tonight has been 5, 9, 8, 1. Good stuff.

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So my department of 18 (crammed into a tiny office and sharing 12 desks) is finally going to let some people work from home!

 

5 people. Two of whom will be supervisors. :wacko:

 

So we will only be 15 people crammed into a tiny office, time sharing desks. :zombie:

 

Today however was my highest score yet on the mental game I play with myself. I call it the cough-on-management game.

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4 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Grump's reply was "She was a spy during WWII. So was Christopher Lee." :ik_oops:

 

The world is a weird place, so I ordered miniatures to paint.

a party with both Christopher Lee and Julia Child would be kind of great

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4 hours ago, haldir said:

All I know is, while I was stocking the pet foods, yesterday I had a couple of people ask me if we had TP. I really wanted to say "No, you people have taken it all, already." but I held it together, barely. I now know why I've stayed on graveyard all these years. I am not a people person & especially not a "GOTTA GRAB ALL TP" person fan. It's funny, you see & hear about the TP humanoids but then when you actually see it in person & are part of the supply chain for said humanoids, it really is just unbelievable. 

Made me really glad that on Monday while the paramedics did glance at it, they didn't say anything.  I have a 30-roll pack in the front hall (still there too), because of two reasons: 1) it was all the store had, literally, and 2) I have no idea where I'm putting it just yet.

 

The sheer lack of flour also gets a raised eyebrow from me, because every time it's always something people seem to ignore.  I just want a bag of it, a thing of yeast, and some skim milk powder because I'm sick and tired of going to the store to get some bread and there not being any.  That and my breadmaker was fixed a while ago, aaaand I want to use it for something other than making dough for pizza bread.

 

On the hobbying side of things, I do hope I picked up enough racks from Iron Heart Artisans.  I'm going to be adding in another 216 17mL dropper bottle holders (in addition to my 135 rack from Impudent Mortal, that I'll probably mount on the wall or something), plus assuming they're 1 Oz bottle sizing, another 216 1 Oz bottles (more than likely Mission Models and Creature Caster, alongside some Citadel that's been transferred to dropper bottles of some description), plus miscellaneous stuff in the two corners I picked up.  Here's hoping these take more than the like four months to fill out my Impudent Mortal one took! ::P:

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Wew. Fear mongers are out there working overtime today. Their brand of stink is no better than flippancy.

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Well, the flour becoming a priority item shows that people are now thinking along the lines of "get the things to make the things". Considering the problems with the supply chain situation this is not an unreasonable course of action, and if people are starting to plan for providing for themselves to a greater degree than before, it may lighten the load on resupply somewhat. Also being able to provide for oneself rather than rely on systems beyond your command is a boost to morale, a sense that one can at least act in a small way, and counteract panic and fear at being left helpless in the face of uncertainty.

Combine this with the growing popularity of the local sourcing movement, the hobbies based on brewing your own/growing your own, and the springing up of barter groups like Thoramel's, and we might be seeing the first steps in a rebuilding of the sense of community that seems to have been lost for so many when this passes.

(Oh, the Aquarian idealism escaped again, did it? BACK IN THE BOX! GIT!") 

Now for something completely different.

 

Judging by the spectral hooves I heard earlier, and the fact my paranoia sense has dialed itself up to 11 again, it seems likely that a certain attorney may be trying to bring one of his clients into our world to begin the Schnobler Guidelist compliance, thus shutting me up with slander charges on the subject of the unicorn menace, or simply to embark on a campaign of "rainbow poop" vandalism.

Either way, the unicorns may be invading.

We at least have the advantage of most world governments not being monarchies, so the lack of actual princesses may mean the unicorns might leave on their own. A very small chance. However the devastation of crops, secondary wave of leprechauns, and violent personal assaults will still need to be dealt with. 

In this we have an advantage that other worlds and kingdoms did not, the humble 12 guage. In dealing with supernatural or cryptid threats, the 12 guage pump action shotgun is the most versatile tool due to the sheer number of things which can be fired out of it. In the case of unicorns and leprechauns, we will be needing Cold Iron rounds, in accordance to the fey's known severe allergies to that material.

The difficulty lies in that cold iron, by definition must only be shaped by hammering, thus making it unfit as a material for most bullets. However pounded shards fit into a 12 guage shell will work as a combination fleshette/buckshot ammunition. The point of impact may differ from round to round, but at close range distances this will not matter as the unicorn is a hefty beast. When dealing with small fast targets like leprechauns, this may prove more an issue, but practice of one's skeet skills will help. 

As to which shotgun is best for anti unicorn/leprechaun applications, I would suggest the 1897 Winchester shotgun in "trenchgun" configuration. Find a quality reproduction that is rated for modern powder loads, and have a friendly gunsmith tune it to be capable of "slam fire", and you will be ready to protect your home and loved ones from the unicorn menace. 

The advantages of the 97 are it's slam fire ability, which allows for a devastating number of rounds on target once you've mastered the technique, and the fact that a bayonet can be attached to it. When you are dealing with rampaging unnatural creatures that have a tendency to charge you, having a shotgun that is also a spear can very well save your life. 

So while the Unicorn Apocalypse may very well be upon us, be not afraid for we shall overcome these vicious beasts. We will drive them back to the candy colored hell from whence they came! We will seize their horns from their skulls and render them into a weapon against Corona Chan! We will send the brutes fleeing back to their pointy eared masters wailing in terror and in their ears shall ring eternal the cry "Humanity F     Yeah!"

(This message brought to you by the Coalition Against the Unicorn Menace thru a generous imbibing from the Hamms brewing corporation.)

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5 hours ago, Inarah said:

On the good news end of things, our basement remodel starts Monday.  Finally, something going as planned...

 

And, yes, I expect all kinds of horrors to be uncovered down there. 

 

 

Let us know if you find any miniatures down there.

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