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Definitely, my D&D players.

 

Fun night at the FLGS running Ghosts of Saltmarsh. We got a new player, so it was nice to see some new blood at the table. The players went into a room with a fireplace as they seen a glint of something shiney. They were set upon by 2 spider swarms. After initiative rolls & a couple players went, it was the spider's turn. I grab 2 d20s & declare which is for whom & threw em down, 2 natural 20s. I don't think I've ever done that one before (2 20s in a row, yes, all the time, just never in 2 separate attacks). The paladin ate 18 points of damage & the rogue took 14. Both characters are 1st level so both went down. The party did finish off the swarms (the drunk monk killed both....ok then) & was able to stabilize the rogue. The paladin did his death saves & it came down to a 50/50 roll & he succeeded.

The treasure turned out to be a 5 sp quartz crystal!! The human fighter took the sphere (it's a counterweight used in a alchemist tool set) & just chucked it out a broken window.  HA HA (Loved the reaction on that one!).

 

The party finished off the 1st & 2nd levels of the house, they've explored the cellar but they didn't go into the skeleton room yet or find the secret door to the tunnels. They'll do that next Weds! Funny thing is they are afraid of fireplaces now. :devil:

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It was so nice here this past weekend & up to yesterday.  It was like in the 80s, pleasant & overall not hot.

 

Where did that go? Oh right mountain west, USA...

 

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5 hours ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

I've always considered this the proper presentation for a cut of Prime Rib:

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The shape of the roast conforms [more or less] to the shape of the plate, leaving room for the potato and either vegetable or garnish.

GEM

 

I didn't even have breakfast yet! That looks great!!

We DO need a drooling Emoticon.

 

3 hours ago, Corsair said:

Nasi Goreng? My twisted mind made me visualize Hermann Goering on a plate with an apple in his mouth!

 

😊 Nasi is Indonesian for Rice.

Goreng is Indonesian for fried/baked, so Nasi Goreng means Fried Rice

 

Goering was a Nazi... Commander of the Luftwaffe ( Air Force).. I'm pretty sure he would not make a great dish..

3 hours ago, Skallabjorn said:

 

The names of the dishes sound Dutch or perhaps Indonesian. Just a guess on my part. Just did a quick search. Indonesian.

 

Indeed it is, see above.

Indonesia had been a Dutch Colony for over 300 years, hence our cultures have influenced each other especially in the food department.

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

I didn't even have breakfast yet! That looks great!!

We DO need a drooling Emoticon.

 

 

😊 Nasi is Indonesian for Rice.

Goreng is Indonesian for fried/baked, so Nasi Goreng means Fried Rice

 

Goering was a Nazi... Commander of the Luftwaffe ( Air Force).. I'm pretty sure he would not make a great dish..

 

Indeed it is, see above.

Indonesia had been a Dutch Colony for over 300 years, hence our cultures have influenced each other especially in the food department.

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Morning... but it's Thursday morning, so it must be trivia time to see what happened on August 12th:

  • 1851 – American inventor Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine.

  • 1865 – Joseph Lister, British surgeon and scientist, performed the first antiseptic surgery; his research with chemically cleaning wounds, operating tools/tables and washing hands led to fewer post-surgical infections. He'd eventually be named "the father of modern surgery."

  • 1990 – Sue, one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons found to date, was discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.

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On 8/8/2021 at 3:05 PM, Skallabjorn said:

 

 and toddlers rarely climb well. 

 

wish you had told my youngest that, especially before the second ceiling fan incident.  bookshelves, curtians, and the stair bannister from the outside were all fair game until he was about 4.

 

now he doesn't like heights, go figure?

 

14 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 Anytime someone asks me how I did something I just look them straight in the eye ( just long enough to almost be uncomfortable) and completely earnestly and in dead seriousness say, "Magic." without elaborating before I walk off.

my co-workers already suspect me of this.  I try not to encourage the behavior.  its really disturbing when your co-workers start give you a warding sign instead of a wave when you walk by...

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11 hours ago, Pegazus said:


She said she doesn’t know with bone in, but if the bone was out then it would be upside down. 
 

No idea how to tell myself and she seems tired of the subject. 

 

As noted, the only time i have seen it plated the other way was when the bone was still attached.  given the thickness of beef ribs, you dont see that much anymore (with the full tomahawk cut a slab of standing rib roast is 1.5 to 2 inches thick and weighs 32-48 ounces of meat).  there is no reason why it couldnt be plated rind in but again, a rare steak would probably create a pool of juices on the rim of the plate and cause a spill.  

 

interesting, I dont suppose she ever explained why the alternative plating was done by her family?

 

7 hours ago, haldir said:

Fun night at the FLGS running Ghosts of Saltmarsh. We got a new player, so it was nice to see some new blood at the table. The players went into a room with a fireplace as they seen a glint of something shiney. They were set upon by 2 spider swarms. After initiative rolls & a couple players went, it was the spider's turn. I grab 2 d20s & declare which is for whom & threw em down, 2 natural 20s. I don't think I've ever done that one before (2 20s in a row, yes, all the time, just never in 2 separate attacks). The paladin ate 18 points of damage & the rogue took 14. Both characters are 1st level so both went down. The party did finish off the swarms (the drunk monk killed both....ok then) & was able to stabilize the rogue. The paladin did his death saves & it came down to a 50/50 roll & he succeeded.

The treasure turned out to be a 5 sp quartz crystal!! The human fighter took the sphere (it's a counterweight used in a alchemist tool set) & just chucked it out a broken window.  HA HA (Loved the reaction on that one!).

 

The party finished off the 1st & 2nd levels of the house, they've explored the cellar but they didn't go into the skeleton room yet or find the secret door to the tunnels. They'll do that next Weds! Funny thing is they are afraid of fireplaces now. :devil:

That fireplace is a deathtrap!  my group had a similar experience, except it was the warlock rooting around in the fireplace whom the swarms descended on and the rest of the party started attacking the swarm while it was still on the warlock.. with lit oil...

 

the warlock survived (death save mechanic) but from then on had a healthy fear of both fire places and spiders!

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I was a bad girl and opened some of Grump's mail.

 

The afterschool program is GO! ::D: :bday:::D:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

As noted, the only time i have seen it plated the other way was when the bone was still attached.  given the thickness of beef ribs, you dont see that much anymore (with the full tomahawk cut a slab of standing rib roast is 1.5 to 2 inches thick and weighs 32-48 ounces of meat).  there is no reason why it couldnt be plated rind in but again, a rare steak would probably create a pool of juices on the rim of the plate and cause a spill.  

 

interesting, I dont suppose she ever explained why the alternative plating was done by her family?

 

That fireplace is a deathtrap!  my group had a similar experience, except it was the warlock rooting around in the fireplace whom the swarms descended on and the rest of the party started attacking the swarm while it was still on the warlock.. with lit oil...

 

the warlock survived (death save mechanic) but from then on had a healthy fear of both fire places and spiders!

It was Duncan's swashbuckler when Grump ran it in Pathfinder.

 

He stabilized just one HP before hitting his Con limit and died. One more round, and he'd be generating a new PC.

 

It's never the big monsters that kill us, it's always the nuisance monsters.

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2 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

interesting, I dont suppose she ever explained why the alternative plating was done by her family?

 


Nope. That’s the way her father taught her. Since he’s passed, he cannot be asked. He also took his steak sauce and salad dressing recipes to the grave as well.

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22 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

 

Having never had Taco Bell, but plenty of Carl's Jr/Hardees, I'd call that an upgrade. It's an hour drive here to the nearest Hardees.

Taco Bell is cheap and filly and sometimes, you just want it. I crave their nachos often. But, I also like Carl's Jr. I knew it was up the road but... Pandemic...

 

5 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Morning... but it's Thursday morning, so it must be trivia time to see what happened on August 12th:

  • 1990 – Sue, one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons found to date, was discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.

And decent company. Her and I spent the night together a while back. Very quiet and relaxed, didn't bother me at all. I managed to read half of 1984 while she loomed over me.

 

EDIT: I forgot to ask about this, figuring someone here would know: A while back, Reaper released some sort of... Weather vane/compass/thing. I remember seeing it and was going to add it to my wish list and forgot. I was trying to find it yesterday and couldn't Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about?

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