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On 2/23/2021 at 2:35 AM, Sylverthorne said:

 

This bit sounds a little like Mr. Thorne and I trying to get people to try The Dark Eye.

Or, really, anything that isn't PF or 5e. 

 

It's really hard to dredge up any excite about new systems/settings/any combination thereof when suggestions are met with dead air. :/

 

I've always wanted to to try the Dark Eye.  My old gaming group used to try all sorts of new games in the before times.

On 2/23/2021 at 12:35 PM, CaptainPete said:

Long time Deadlands forever Marshal here. Try on my boots sometime. <_<

 

And since we're talking about Deadlands, let me show you a Huckster:

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Another game that I've never had the chance to play but wanted to.

On 2/23/2021 at 11:40 AM, Inarah said:

 

 

Sounding a lot like my group.  I send out messages and get no response, can't generate any enthusiasm or chatter about the game. Even had one player rage quit because I asked folks to RSVP if they still wanted to play.   Despite that, they show up for the game.  Doing it online has actually improved attendance and people being on time. 

 

I've got a different problem for a change.  I've got one player worried that their character class is too strong or broken (Twilight domain cleric) and another that wants to pick a particular feat (Fey Touched) but is concerned that he doesn't yet have good in game/role playing reason to acquire it.  So my players are super engaged.  I guess that they are leveling up as players.

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15 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I've always wanted to to try the Dark Eye.  My old gaming group used to try all sorts of new games in the before times.

Another game that I've never had the chance to play but wanted to.

I've got a different problem for a change.  I've got one player worried that their character class is too strong or broken (Twilight domain cleric) and another that wants to pick a particular feat (Fey Touched) but is concerned that he doesn't yet have good in game/role playing reason to acquire it.  So my players are super engaged.  I guess that they are leveling up as players.

 

I have to admit that is a powerful clerical domain. I made up a npc dwarf cleric for my Saturday games & thought even at 5th level, it has some amazing abilities. After realizing, the area the players were heading into, automatically killed dwarves....whoops (no dwarf PCs so no worries about getting around that), I ended up just making a silver dragonborn life cleric of Selune. Probably better as they needed all the healing they could get, even with the addtion of a 5th player to the game.

 

Picked up some pretty cool adventures off DMs Guild this morning. Since Fat Dragon released anther KS file, I went ahead & picked up the newest Baldman Games trilogy. I'll finally get to use the "dark dwarves" including the larger version from Reaper!! Party gets to meet a young farm girl clutching a doll. While they don't fight her I still would like to have something to represent her as she might factor into a battle later, but I picked up awhile back this file:

 

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I already had a adventure the wardrobe is a encounter (poltergeist, closed version thou I may add a illusionary ability just to use the arms, ^_^). I even get to use firbolgs!! :lol:

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Finally got a plumber to come and check the pipes for that leak. Spent the last two hours cleaning everywhere he tracked dirty shoes all over the house. Grrrr. Neither he nor his partner wore masks in the house (I made certain that my father and I were double masked, but dad took the reins and told them to come on in... again, grrrr). He also decided that my bed was an appropriate place to throw his dirty work coat before climbing into the attic guts. Cuz you know, his partner was too busy standing around to hold the dang thing... I really hate living in a small town at times. 

 

Luckily no leaky pipes, most likely the water is coming from condensation in the attic due to poor ventilation. Apparently they took out a number of vents up there when they re-roofed the house a few years ago and the colder winter has made it worse. Have to get the roofer in here now to confirm and possibly fix it.

 

Several loads of laundry to do now (rugs, blankets and sheets). And all that other stuff I would normally have done... I'm worried I won't have time today to work on my last RCL for the month.

 

FIZZY JUICE!

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1 hour ago, CaptainPete said:

Well, it looks like I'm going have to drag myself to a ReaperCon, so I can let you fine folks play some Deadlands. You'll know who I am because I'll wear my "CAPTAIN PETE" hat...

 

 

 

I'll be sure to bring a deck of cards. ^_^

Just in case. 

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2 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Finally got a plumber to come and check the pipes for that leak. Spent the last two hours cleaning everywhere he tracked dirty shoes all over the house. Grrrr. Neither he nor his partner wore masks in the house (I made certain that my father and I were double masked, but dad took the reins and told them to come on in... again, grrrr). He also decided that my bed was an appropriate place to throw his dirty work coat before climbing into the attic guts. Cuz you know, his partner was too busy standing around to hold the dang thing... I really hate living in a small town at times. 

 

Luckily no leaky pipes, most likely the water is coming from condensation in the attic due to poor ventilation. Apparently they took out a number of vents up there when they re-roofed the house a few years ago and the colder winter has made it worse. Have to get the roofer in here now to confirm and possibly fix it.

 

Several loads of laundry to do now (rugs, blankets and sheets). And all that other stuff I would normally have done... I'm worried I won't have time today to work on my last RCL for the month.

 

FIZZY JUICE!

This isn't a fix but a temporary work around.  If you have a fan, put it in the attic and just let it run all the time.  It will keep the air moving and some of that air will find its way to the vents and exhaust to the outside.  It probably won't stop the condensation but it may help to slow it down until you can get somebody out to add more ventilation.

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Unfortunately, a water pipe burst last night, soaking the utility room and the floors of the nearby living room and bedroom.

Fortunately, there's a drain in the utility room, so probably 80-90% of the water didn't leave that room.

Unfortunately, that 20-10% still escaped.

Fortunately, it didn't do any damage to the furniture or anything, which REALLY would've sucked because some of that stuff was handmade by my dad.

Unfortunately, we still had to move all the furniture out of the bedroom and to the other half of the living room.

Fortunately, that wasn't too hard.

Unfortunately, the utility room is also where the cat's litter boxes and whatnot are.

Fortunately, it didn't soak through all the food.

Unfortunately, it absolutely flooded the trash can, which was full of Walmart bags of feline feces.

Fortunately, a lot of the water could just be drained off.

Unfortunately, this created The Infamous Legend of The Artificial Diarrhea and The Poop Stick. Allow me to recite it for you.

 

THE LEGEND OF THE ARTIFICIAL DIARRHEA AND THE POOP STICK

As recounted by MusicalFeline

One unfortunate day, MusicalFeline was entrusted with draining out the poo-tainted water flooding the trash can of the cat room. This, MusicalFeline would later refer to as "artificial diarrhea", because... That's basically what it was. Anyway, much of it could be drained off with no problem, but eventually, the soggy garbage bags floating in the bin ended up trying to escape their prison. MusicalFeline could not keep draining the liquid into the lawn as he was, for the actual poo would go onto the lawn, and that'd be gross. He thought and thought, and finally he came up with a solution. He thought "If I had a rod of some sort, I could keep the garbage in the bin, while still pouring out the artificial diarrhea". But, there was problem. He wouldn't sever any of his poor tree's limbs off, and there were no other sticks to dispose of. But wait, what about the bush-ish/tree-ish thing growing in the backyard? That needed to be cut down anyways. Quick as a flash, MusicalFeline grabbed the shears and snapped down the bush-ish/tree-ish thing and tore off its small branches. Now it was no longer a bush-ish/tree-ish thing, but a glorious Poop Stick! The Poop Stick kept the bags in the trash can and allowed the disgusting liquid to be successfully poured away. Later, MusicalFeline would use the stick to fish the unruly bags out of the bin and into the dumpster.

 

And there's my funny, albeit crude, story for the day. Hope you enjoy reading it.

I certainly didn't enjoy living it, that's for sure. <_<

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