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  1. Moon

    Moon Brooklyn dik-dik Contributor

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    Could D&D be played online? I'm guessing no, but having never played before....

    ETA: As in, with other people. Not with bots.
     
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    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Staff Contributor

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    Yes it can actually. In a few different ways. Never tried it though.
     
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    Kinzvlle Plunging Along Contributor

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    Did did did you just get invited to a DND secret society? Do you have to wear a cloak?

    I can be like was said in a few ways. Roll20 being one. There was a DND group here, (I think it was this site) but they were full up and deep into a campaign so I couldn`t join. I fall into the same boat as Moon, always been interested but no one to play with. With the amount we have here we could mabye even make another group though.

    mabye.
     
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    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Staff Contributor

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    I'm pretty sure we could. That group is still going actually. Someone recently tried to join them, but they denied her saying they've been full up and far into a campaign.
     
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  5. Moon

    Moon Brooklyn dik-dik Contributor

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    Man, if anyone on here is down for some D&D, count me in. We could form our own group if enough people were interested.
     
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    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Staff Contributor

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    Me too. Help if somebody knows how to make it work online. Time zones may make it difficult, but we shall see. I have a character in mind I would really like to play.
     
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    Watching this. Time zones would be a pain though...

    If anyone is interested, speak now fellow role-players!
     
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    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Staff Contributor

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    May need a play-by-post variant to deal with time zones. I don't know though.
     
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    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Staff Contributor

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    I'm off to get dinner and go see Knives Out. Hoping its worthwhile. The reviews seem to make it out to be.
     
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    God, I hope so. Cloaks would be dope.

    For now I’m settling on getting down a passable Irish accent for my PC. But I’m starting to suspect that it’s going to be an awkward hodgepodge of regional dialects though because I swear from my collected sources one podcast is Dublin, a YouTube series is Clare, a film Cork, et cetera.

    Thankfully the GM & most players are American (though with one player being raised in London before later moving to California) so I don’t really expect anyone to know how poor of an accent it is. Hopefully.
     
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    D&D went well. New people were integrated pretty easily, and no one died. I'm a half-elf Bard named Reginald, but really I'm a dwarf Bard named Susan. I wear a necklace that casts a spell to make me appear half-elf.
     
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    A character within a character. How interestingly convoluted. Always like playing a bard, and even more so playing a druid.

    Knives Out was alright. If anything, it was worth it to see Daniel Craig act as a classic Southern detective. But it was too predictable and explanatory. Left me feeling like "that was it?" Still, some decent acting carried the film really. They set enough characters on the table, but just forgot to utilize them really. I didn't dislike it, but I also didn't feel it brought anything that particularly interesting out, other than a few well acted characters.
     
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    Kinzvlle Plunging Along Contributor

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    Having a very bad focusing night, and wondering how it`s one am already. Didn`t get much of anything of my list done except for sitting and thinking about the upcoming decade. Three years until the rapture (so says mother), going back to the moon in 2024 (so says Nasa), and 2030 is supposed to be the climate apocalypse. I also turn twenty-two with still nothing to show for it. Time to start making things count I think.

    I have a game plan in my head and the past few days have been pretty productive. Even started writing something, it was garbage so I rewrote it, probably scrapping that to. A comment on my junk draw posts said I had a great capacity for honesty. I keep trying to dress what is essentially a personal essay up in pretenses, some theme, to make it relatable and safe. That`s working, think I need to strip that out and shoot from the heart. Talk about what i`m talking about, and let my cards show if only a little bit. Let myself be vulnerable. Was supposed to do that tonight but ...focus.

    All day today my mind was shot, found myself doing all sorts of stupid shit at work. Thankfully I kept catching myself and no one else actually did. Made next to no mistakes that I got called back to the rooms for. Did move very slowly through my rooms though...because I had to keep stopping and telling myself "No stop that". Hopefully, tomorrow will be better, in the least much less rooms due. For the whole week really. Hopefully, I can fly through and come home to work on something.

    Got my game plans or at least ideas where to start. Do what needs to be done now for now, with the Christmas swirl and focus on more going into 2020. Three years to build pull myself up and survive my mother the rapture of course. Just like Y2K, or the Mayan calendar.


    For now though, I should go to bed.
     
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    My favourite character to play was a Human Druid named Valdis The Fertile. His main uses were being able to charm people and translate, as well as being a low level healer. He was pretty bad in combat against non-humanoids and he was fairly erratic and unpredictable, but whenever he died, one of his many offspring/lovers would always show up to either avenge him or bring him back for whatever reason.
     
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    I'm a cheese grater buried in broken glass and rubble. I guess I could be one of the automatons. They're pretty damn cool. :D
     
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    Hitting Lonnie on thursdee to install stainless hot dog (don't know current terminology) on ute, as current setup has sharp and too loud sound when gunned. Hot dog retains majority of loudness while muffling out the higher frequencies.
    Today, for Lonnie run, I be taking a blade off me mower to compare against a new mower shop's brand, as the current ones are low grade steel, evidenced by sound when tapped. Plus good to take current ones to make sure getting same model.

    He also seems to know more about blade angles that others shops I've visited, as manufacturers run a different angle for mulching as opposed to traditional mowing practices. No idea who the eggheads are that introduced mulching variations to mowing. I suspect it's a scam.
    The down shot is mulching blades don't fill up your catcher like trad blades.

    Also today, taking wheels off treadlee to check what size spanners I need to do axle repair and maintenance...and to check bearings.
    Will buy some stuff at a Lonnie shop if cheap enough.
    And ask about durability of bottom bracket. I suspect, due to it being an entry level bike, that my bearings are also crap quality, front axle loose after 2000k road riding, could just need maintenance, will know when I take it apart today, thus a good thing to replace them all at the same time.

    Also snagging $100+ of dried fruit for commencement of riding in 2020.
    A selection of coffee beans again for blending experiments with the main one to tone it down a tad. This has an added benefit of always having different coffee.

    And if me bod is okay after the mower and bike tasks, reset the new sparkplug gaps on me ute, as I did mistakenly set them 0.01 too wide several weeks ago.
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    How is it possible for you to even think about things like lawnmower maintenance and "stainless hot dogs" when your very existence is under constant threat from enormous huntsman spiders? I'd take one look at one of those and nope my way clear back north of the Tropic of Cancer.
     
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    Watching Twin Peaks for the first time.

    Dale Cooper driving in with his recorder and all I can see/hear is Jonathan Harker from Dracula.

    “. . . a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty” is now “damn good pie.”

    I don’t know if that’s a connection I was supposed to make, but it’s all I can think of now.
     
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    Hey, I'm a little late (hopefully not too late;)), but I'd be interested, too, though I also haven't played before.
     
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    Cooking a late lunch and getting some reading done.
     
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    Moon Brooklyn dik-dik Contributor

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    Looking for a quote: "Cute cooking apron" on amazon for the wife. Says she wants that, which is fine, but she doesn't know of my other gift just sitting in the dark, waiting to be shown. Have to admit though...I'm not entirely sure what "cute" is. Eh, I'll figure it out.

    Also plan on writing later. Just need to sort out the details in a terrible draft.
     
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    Awesome!

    How many people does that make....

    EF, Kinz, NoBu(?), Space Rock, CT(?), Dap(?), Love to read....

    How many people would we need to start a game? I'm a noob, someone enlighten me.
     
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    Simple: there is no constant threat; there is zero threat.
    In this case, it is one's fear that makes reality appear to contain a threat.
    My guardian angel, the other day, was once again found watching over me as I slumber through the night. In nearly the same spot.

    I sometimes experience tingling sensations on the back of me neck when in close proximitty to large spiders. An instinctive fear, but It doesn't take much effort to think things through and change to either enjoyment or calm within the interaction.

    Something about eight legs, how they move and that they catch prey with webbing and suck the life outa them.

    Oh, and I think Junebug has died. Either of old age or heatstroke.
    She never came out for a feed the other day.
    But will try again soon.
    And there's a new spider down by the passenger floor.
    Will see where she sets her web up to see if it's in a safe spot away from passenger feet, and will feed her too.
     
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    Xander17 Hermit Archetype Supporter Contributor

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    If life were a sitcom, the situation is a test, to see if you really know her by buying a gift she thinks is cute.

    My love language is not in giving or receiving gifts. Mine is quality time.
    With gifts, I avoid at all costs, but if I had to, I'd present the reciever with the numerous options I think match their tastes, and they can select, and in that experience I'll learn more about them.

    It seems irrational to get upset if you pick an unliked gift. The joy of a relationship is in the ongoing experiences of getting to know each other. I found out through my marriage experience that being in love doesn't mean you know everything about a person.

    You know enough to be in love with them, and choose to be with them for as long as you can, but there's stacks more to the human being than what we know at any given time.
     
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    So, it's been many weeks since I purchased the Californication boxed set after watching season 1.

    I hadn't watched any more due to being disappointed by the strange choice of a cliffhanger. All through season one, Karen shows she's learnt her lesson and has no intention of wasting her life with Hank any more. She seems to have thought it all through quite carefully and has wisely decided to get on with her life. She seems to have a good head on her shoulders, as opposed to the messed up, loser state of Hank.

    But nope, the writers decide she'll drive off with Hank minutes just before saying her vows to the stable and mature bloke she's been with for some time. I thought to myself, wtf, and imagined what other dumbassery the creators would get up to in the other seasons.

    So I finally shoved in disk one of season 2, and by the third episode deciding to never watch any more. Thumbsup for not starting season 2 off with the obvious arc of making Hank do his usual bullshit to ruin the renewed relationship, though thumbsdown for creating the arc where Hank begins to ruin the renewed relationship.
    This time with a new? twist. Hank accidently screws things up.

    In season one I was okay with the small amount of typical use of skin to titilate folks to continuing watching, the sexual dysfunctions of some of the characters, and how the show seems to be about the grosser behaviours of humans.

    But by the end of the third ep, it seems they felt to up these elements, including 2 full frontal nudity scenes, and a scene of making a cheap quality porno, which ironically had no nudity.

    It's then I reasoned, Californication is not about Hank's character, the ups and downs of being a writer. It's about how fucked up the LA scene is, as in how fucked up LA folks can get or are, in and around the Hollywood industry.

    Then I thought about Showtime, and where I've seen this name before. I then recalled how many moons ago, my dawta was raving about this show, so she sent me the first 3 seasons of Shameless.
    God aweful: Depicting severely messed up characters, the father being the worst, and again, revolving around sex, but the thing that struck me the most about that show is no matter how bad the main characters got into a messy situation, usually caused by them due to their messed up states, each time the writers would end each particular drama by introducing an unexpected outside event that would resolve it all in the blink of an eye and the main characters escaped unharmed with zero negative consequences to deal with.

    After my three californication eps yesterday, I imagined it would be similar to Shameless. Thus lesson learnt, avoid anything made by Showtime.
    Imma not even gonna sell the boxed set. Imma dump it.
     
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