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@  Rycochet : (05 March 2021 - 02:33 PM)

Better than my techniqueccutting off the outside world entirely and curling up in bed for months, barely eating or doing anything but sleep.

@  electricidad : (05 March 2021 - 09:03 AM)

WandaVision's message: Dealing with grief? Curl up with a good book.

@  tigerhawk : (05 March 2021 - 06:21 AM)

There's more S.cots in Appalachia then Scotland.

@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.


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#81 Cabooceratops

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:25 AM

I got some ideas for some DnD adventures for my family's games:

A plot to amass ever larger amounts of cadavers to create extremely powerful Wickermen-based Mecha siege weapons, using the corpses as expendable magical conduits.

Helping a village of Glimhein(little frog goblin people who hate the sun and have spotlights for eyes) remove a monster that lures undead and hates light from their caves.

A trek into an unexplored, impenetrable bog that reveals a magical monastary made up of identical copies of one being, who turn out to be the same person who is scattered among time and space but does not remember this fact. Discovering this and reminding them undoes the spell and creates an unfathomably powerful magical being.

You are summoned to an island where strange creatures called Slivers are ravaging the landscape, wiping it clean of plant and animal life. You quickly discover they only attack those who interfere with their task of razing the island. This would leave the people homeless and starving, let alone the secret lurking beneath the island that is motivating this purge.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:11 AM

theres a monster in i think its either volos guide to monsters or mordenkeinens guide that would work perfectly for your top idea caboo. its called a corpse collector.  its a construct that wanders battle fields and stabs corpses onto spikes on its back  and transports them to the necromancer that built it. 



#83 Cabooceratops

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:38 AM

Ooooooo, and I am definitely way more into Necromancers using corpses as Legoes than I am just up and raising the dead. Perfect idea. = ]

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:54 AM

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:49 PM

Ooooooo, and I am definitely way more into Necromancers using corpses as Legoes than I am just up and raising the dead. Perfect idea. = ]

My take on necromancers is that basic zombies and skeletons are the early trials, then they get up to the weird stuff built from piles of corpses. Anyone can throw piles of zombies at a problem, but it makes a more memorable encounter with, say, a charnel hound or boneyard (which, sadly, I can't find an updated version of).

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:42 PM

For a jerk DM move: Throw in a touch of tragic by having one of the player's friends/family be recently deceased and raised. So recent the player didn't even know they died yet, until they get stabbed in the back. Then they have to fight their loved one's form.



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:51 PM

Which could then lead to a plot hook to get them resurrected properly. Even if the party's powerful enough to do it themselves; maybe the necromancer captured the victim's soul.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:19 PM

 

Ooooooo, and I am definitely way more into Necromancers using corpses as Legoes than I am just up and raising the dead. Perfect idea. = ]

My take on necromancers is that basic zombies and skeletons are the early trials, then they get up to the weird stuff built from piles of corpses. Anyone can throw piles of zombies at a problem, but it makes a more memorable encounter with, say, a charnel hound or boneyard (which, sadly, I can't find an updated version of).

 

3.5 is easy to plug into 5, just takes a little math tweaking. 



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:23 PM

Depending on how long the party takes to save the soul, returning said soul to the decaying corpse will have different effects.

<1/2 a day: the resurrected person (let's call them Bob) sometimes spaces out for a minute but otherwise seems fine.

>1/2 day but <a full day: Bob occasionally suffers from bouts of narcolepsy/memory loss/blackouts/etc.

>a full day <2 days: Living in a body that suffered major internal shutdown, Bob suffers most of the above symptoms a lot of the time.

>2 days <4 days: Bob is barely above zombie status.

>4 days: The body is too far gone to put Bob's soul into. The party must find him another vessel or bid his soul farewell...

 

(party will be given more leniency on the time if they find a way to preserve the body)



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:55 PM

Also depending on how much of an ass the dm is, sometimes things other then bob's soul will inhabit the body.  which makes things messy. 



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:33 PM

...yes worms.... ordinary non-abyss tainted... worms.  nobody here but us Annelida. 



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 05:28 AM

Don't mind us, just out for a stroll......

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:01 AM

Did a second GM session for the Shadowrun group, kinda did better, kinda did worse. Regular GM, Lilly, came in and helped me tighten up the second half into a proper challenge and scenario. It had it's hiccups but I think I did better this time despite running into issues not knowing the Shadowrun rules that well and being disorganized. A lot of fun character moments and spectacular writing from the dice, as well as good interplay among the players. The second half was a no-powers escape room sort of thing that was solid in concept but Lilly turned into a properly good time. The sun went out, there was Deadly Neurotoxin, and finally, a giant holodeck squid.

I'm trying to talk less and be more confident, and I know I need to be WAY more organized and knowledgeable in future, serious games.

Also good God I am never doing a serious game with that many players, I have no idea how Zamuel or Lilly do it. X ]

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 03:01 PM

And it was the first time Night Cap has experienced any danger or frustration this entire game so far.

 

Whenever we're on an actual mission where we're supposed to be in danger he just goes on lighthearted sidequests the whole time and gets paid despite contributing nothing.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:31 PM

That moment was so fantastic. I wish I'd played off his rant better. Night Cap manages to break everyone and everything around him but we've never seen him break himself. It took a situation almost as implausible as he is to bring him to that point. And it was fantastic. XD

 

Good character opportunities all around that session. I also liked getting to continue to develop Novi's "annoying sister" friendship with Snowflake and have her actually technically make an unselfish choice re: Amelia and the boss at the end. 


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:48 PM

I wish I'd played off his rant better.

 

Novi is the character that's spent the most time with Night Cap so far, and her default reaction to the rant was to wonder what Night Cap must be thinking about stealing. I think that's a character moment in itself.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 06:09 PM

what isn't he thinking about stealing?



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Posted 02 March 2019 - 07:08 PM

Does he steal stuff so he can blow the money on coffee?



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Posted 02 March 2019 - 07:15 PM

He's addicted to loot.






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