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14 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Grump knew about the gladiatrix.

 

I didn't know there was a topless version, but it was pretty clear that Bite the Bullet includes a cheesecake model with each month's releases, so not a surprise.

Even acceptable, in that gladiatorial contests were also human sacrifices - so an unarmored woman vs a giant minotaur is believable. She is not expected to survive. (Sadly, the webcomic I would have used to illustrate the point is no longer around - it goes poorly for the minotaur. The female adventurer doesn't break stride. Dumnestor's Heroes - one of the casualties when Modern Tales went away. ::(:)

 

It was the witch that pulled me to the company - I was originally planning on saving it for your birthday. ::):

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Dorotea, the pirate witch.

 

I am picturing her in the Regency Space game - I wish I had thought of how freaking nifty a broom of flying would have been in the first campaign! It would have added a whole 'nother level of mobility to the sea battles.

 

The Auld Grump

 

Space battles.

 

On brooms. :ik_oops:

 

Spellcasters, fighting space battles.

 

On brooms.

 

I am savoring that idea.

 

Correction. I am STEALING THAT IDEA!

 

Eberron has sky coaches.

 

We have MODELS for sky coaches.

 

That battle will be a clusterCLUNK!

 

14 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

The gladiatrix -

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Or his descendant....

 

The Auld Grump

 

Dark Sun.

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54 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Well, looks like we are finally over the flu around here. Working on second cup of coffee. Got the hatband inserts for a new/old cowboy hat in last night so it fits properly now. was 0 degrees here this AM, forecast for today is this afternoon through Thursday in the teens and twenties with up to 8" more snow and freezing rain. Why couldn't the kids have lived in Florida?

One of the strangest shortages going on now is finding components to reload ammunition. I shoot competitively in Cowboy Action Shooting [think old West cosplay with real guns] and because of almost 8 million [!] new gun owners last year, the demand for ammunition and reloading components have a real shortage nationwide. Scalping prices are nuts when you can find stuff.

 

Good to hear the flu has passed, glad it wasn't anything worse!

 

Save some ammo, one might need it for a real emergency..

 

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3 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

So its warming up a bit here:

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Whee. :down:

I'm supposed to have physio around noon, but I'm waiting to see if they are going to be open by then....

 

 

What the heck are "ice pellets"?!? ::o::blink::huh:

 

Is that a Canadian word for hailstones, or some terrifying form of precipitation hitherto unknown in this part of the world?

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38 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:

 

What the heck are "ice pellets"?!? ::o::blink::huh:

 

Is that a Canadian word for hailstones, or some terrifying form of precipitation hitherto unknown in this part of the world?

 

Something between sleet and hail, yes. 

 

The sun is back and so is the power.  Rolling blackouts like many of you in the midwest are experiencing.  Otherwise relatively good here.  We have plenty of food and minis to paint. 

 

 

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Weather actually has finally warmed up here in NYC. It's a balmy 8 degrees C here today (about 50F). I have a chicken parm sandwich in the oven right now, fresh coffee, and a mostly written session report.

 

I also introduced the Hamsterling to Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain this morning. I think he liked it. He kept looking at the speaker and thinking hard. A good sign! Gonna have to go through my music library and pick some good stuff to listen to over the next 6 weeks of my paternity leave. I'm really not looking forward to it being over, and to sending him to daycare. Both because it's so expensive, and also cause I'm really liking being a stay at home dad.

 

 

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It dawned on me that Molly likes all the deep snow piles because she's only 3 years old and has never seen it this deep before due to the past relatively mild winters here. Dixie has been trying to enjoy the stuff, but since she's 10 and has some arthritis I am keeping her out of the deep stuff (which is pretty much all of it). Didn't stop her from sticking her nose into it and throwing it up into the air.

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I also spent 25 minutes watching the city snowplow first get stuck in front of my house on its first pass, then watch a second smaller city truck try to plow it out, before they called in a third plow the size of the original to finish the plowing, attach a chain and drag the other one out.

 

The first four attempts to yank the truck free revealed that the stuck driver didn't know how to secure the tow-chain. It also apparently makes more sense to try and yank the truck over a 3-foot mound of snow blocking the rear wheel instead of shoveling it away to make a clear path.

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2 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

What the heck are "ice pellets"?!? ::o::blink::huh:

 

Is that a Canadian word for hailstones, or some terrifying form of precipitation hitherto unknown in this part of the world?

Ice pellets are basically a type of sleet.  They use ice pellets for when they are big enough to hurt when they hit you ::D: .
It stings similar to small hail but is created in a very different way.

The local weather put this out to refresh one the difference between sleet and freezing rain last night....

 

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23 hours ago, Colonel Kane said:

oh yeah, Electric company is now doing controlled outages for 30 to 60 mins, in my area........

Oh but now the outages are up to two hours at a stretch......Got up to make coffee with the power out... I am so over this cold and power outage.. there must be a sacrifice to the coffee god. 

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