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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #100 on: December 28, 2010, 04:05:11 AM »

So, does Oral Roberts sound more like a gay porn star, or more like a weird sex act?
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #101 on: December 29, 2010, 04:01:24 PM »

Ask the wife for an Oral Roberts and find out.

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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2011, 07:48:48 AM »


02:59   sei   how much pre-work is needed for DMing?
02:59   sei   i don't know anyone who DMs 4E and i was considering seeing how it plays out
03:13   gg   pre work
03:13   gg   ok
03:13   gg   first
03:13   gg   have a villain
03:14   gg   someone who shows up every other session
03:14   gg   two
03:14   gg   read the treasure charts
03:14   gg   and 3
03:14   gg   read how to build a monster enocunter
03:14   gg   otherwise, none
03:14   gg   oh, plot helps
03:14   sei   read treasure charts doesn't tell who needs/wants what
03:14   gg   no it doesnt
03:14   gg   the treasure chart
03:14   gg   says
03:14   gg   'item of their level
03:14   sei   i am a huge munchkin and d&d is kind of like not poopy math to me
03:14   gg   youc an
03:14   gg   let them pick
03:14   gg   say'
03:14   gg   'you find an item of your level'
03:14   gg   and theyp ick it out
03:15   sei   i could have them compile a wishlist of items with associated gold costs and then work it out too
03:15   gg   and yous ay
03:15   sei   hmm
03:15   gg   'yeah it was that'
03:15   gg   the villain is key
03:15   gg   what kind of party is it?
03:15   gg   lawful? stupid? generally vindictive?
03:16   sei   nfi
03:16   gg   oh
03:16   sei   my usual group is like
03:16   sei   2 munchkins (dm, myself)
03:16   sei   1 rp fag (dm's gf)
03:16   sei   1 super casual (my gf)
03:16   gg   combat is omprtinat
03:16   sei   1 mostly casual who always has female characters but is actually a 6'4" male
03:16   gg   you have two muchs
03:16   gg   you need good combat
03:16   gg   make the villain have either 1
03:16   gg   access to armies
03:16   sei   and 1 kinda sorta casual who isn't entirely predictable
03:17   gg   or 2 evolving abilities
03:17   sei   or 3 base is somewhere remote = environmental hazard monsters on way
03:17   gg   well
03:17   sei   the story is more where i'm hung up
03:17   gg   as long as the villain
03:17   sei   i'm pretty good with mechanics
03:17   gg   is interacting with the chars
03:17   gg   the villain can even appear helpful
03:17   sei   hmm
03:17   gg   someone who shows up every other session
03:17   gg   they get familiar with
03:17   gg   they want to fight eventually
03:18   sei   what about some villain's emissary who they kind of sympathize with
03:18   sei   but is ultimately the villain's tool
03:18   gg   yes the emmisary can be the main
03:18   sei   but emissary main liason
03:18   gg   like the clown from ff5
03:18   gg   er 6
03:18   sei   who was secretly the main villain anyway?
03:18   gg   he was just a general
03:18   gg   yes
03:18   sei   or do you mean a clown who wasn't kefka
03:18   gg   see it's only a secret during the game
03:18   gg   no i mean kefka
03:18   sei   right
03:18   gg   just brainfart on his name
03:18   sei   kefka was a big dick though (poisoning cyan's city)
03:19   gg   yeah and he killed ghestahl
03:19   gg   his emperor!
03:19   gg   why kefka and why are you so bad
03:19   sei   yeah w/e emperor
03:19   sei   people were like w/e shitty dude gets shitty deal
03:19   gg   see i am still hung up on kefka
03:19   sei   but when you kill villagers and the army is like
03:19   sei   hay this is unnecessary
03:19   sei   kefka is one of my favorite villains, but i blame my age when i played ff6
03:20   sei   impressionable age
03:20   gg   yes but
03:20   gg   see show someone you can't take serously
03:20   gg   and then make him do something fuck serious
03:20   gg   that's a good villain
03:20   sei   mm
03:20   gg   now he's Real
03:20   gg   if you don't like villain based plots
03:20   gg   you can do THE WORLD WILL DIE SOON
03:20   gg   PLEASE STOP IT
03:21   sei   yeah but they need something to do/kill
03:21   gg   hehe
03:21   gg   yeah
03:21   sei   so there will be a bbg
03:21   gg   munchs
03:21   sei   or at least like
03:21   sei   oh my god 4 dragons in front of the throne of salvation whodathunkit
03:21   gg   i've always liekd the evolver
03:21   sei   what is the evolver?
03:21   gg   first enemy you fight is a minion
03:21   gg   you spare it because it's pitiful
03:21   gg   it steals from you and disappears
03:22   gg   later yous ee it again using what it stole to gain power
03:22   gg   you fight it
03:22   gg   it has HP now
03:22   gg   you win but it pleas for its life
03:22   gg   you let it go
03:22   gg   make it SO SAD TO KILL
03:22   gg   'no please, please!'
03:22   gg   'please i'm just greedy not bad!"
03:22   gg   third time
03:22   gg   they will kill it
03:22   gg   so
03:22   gg   you have to have an escape plan
03:23   gg   something that doesn't cheat
03:23   gg   cheating is not fair
03:23   gg   for the players
03:23   gg   set it up, plan it out
03:23   gg   'if he gets to this much hp they can kill him, so by this turn he does X to escape
03:23   gg   fourt time
03:23   gg   he is behidn a wall of minions
03:23   gg   you can't even get to him
03:23   gg   fifth time
03:23   gg   you fight him but he holds you hostage
03:24   gg   'if you kill me, your princess will die
03:24   gg   '
03:24   gg   sixth time can be the finish
03:24   gg   or
03:24   gg   you can cycle through again
03:24   gg   pick out the ones that worked best
03:24   gg   on them
03:24   gg   whatever made everyone sit up straight
03:24   gg   and focus
03:24   gg   use it two more times
03:24   sei   ah
03:24   gg   spaced out with other encounters
03:25   gg   man i should charge you for this advice
03:25   gg   
03:25   gg   two bucks
03:25   sei   cheating = scroll of quickened dimension door?
03:25   gg   pay up
03:25   sei   or what?
03:25   gg   yes
03:25   gg   that's cheating
03:25   gg   make it good
03:25   gg   make them taste victory
03:25   gg   and then eat defeat
03:25   gg   it will SPURN the RAGE
03:25   sei   not sure how
03:25   gg   ok
03:25   gg   he just runs double speed
03:25   gg   out the map
03:26   gg   as new map appears
03:26   gg   traps
03:26   sei   we haven't been using map
03:26   gg   hindrances
03:26   sei   it's been pissing me off
03:26   gg   things he knows about
03:26   sei   i'm going to rage when some fag is like
03:26   gg   you need a large piece of cardboard divided into 1" squares
03:26   sei   acrobatic thief and tumbles past traps
03:26   gg   at least 30 on a side
03:26   sei   we wind up with these stupid fucking builds
03:26   gg   and those little glass melted marbles
03:26   sei   we have a hex map
03:26   sei   and those melted marbles called pips
03:26   sei   we just never use
03:26   gg   don't use hex
03:26   gg   why hex
03:27   gg   squares
03:27   gg   squares
03:27   sei   supposedly better
03:27   gg   mmm
03:27   gg   hm
03:27   gg   i d k
03:27   gg   about that
03:27   sei   diagonals stupid(?)
03:27   gg   no
03:27   gg   no
03:27   gg   squares work in 4e
03:27   gg   very ver well
03:27   gg   use them
03:27   gg   trust me
03:27   sei   do they allow diag in 4e?
03:27   gg   it's for math reasons
03:27   gg   yes
03:27   sei   i've never done 4e
03:27   gg   oh
03:27   gg   OH
03:27   gg   well
03:27   sei   i've only done 3.5 and pf
03:28   gg   combat is goign to fucking light you muchs up
03:28   sei   which is like hey we made skill points not entirely retarded
03:28   gg   get fast at it so you can do it every session
03:28   gg   fast combat
03:28   sei   mm
03:28   gg   everyone gets 10 seconds for their turns
03:28   gg   or they fumble
03:28   gg   it's good to train on the first battle
03:28   gg   'oops you fumbled'
03:28   gg   'next'
03:29   gg   dont' worry they're just minions you'll be fine but get your moves down
03:29   sei   hm
03:30   gg   they will thank you for training htem
03:30   gg   them
03:30   sei   i may be taking on new players
03:30   sei   so that may be harsh
03:30   sei   though i do like the idea
03:30   gg   yes be harsh
03:30   sei   just gotta figure out how to ease them into it
03:30   gg   harsh but fair
03:30   gg   no start out with cold water
03:30   gg   dunk them in
03:30   gg   you give them your worst on the first day
03:30   gg   so they rembmer
03:30   gg   not to fucka round
03:31   gg   that was ap un
03:31   gg   fuck a round
03:31   sei   they won't know their character abilities on day 1 and won't have ability cards prepped
03:31   sei   most likely
03:31   gg   that's why first session
03:31   gg   yous ay
03:31   gg   'we won't play unless everyones ready, let's spend a few hours getting there
03:31   gg   'i'm ready but you guys aren't
03:31   gg   puts you in a position of authority
03:31   gg   right off the bat
03:32   gg   talk like You Know
03:32   gg   apologize when you Didn't
03:32   gg   and Keep going
03:32   sei   heh, sounds like faking it
03:32   gg   yep


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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #103 on: May 04, 2011, 06:52:29 AM »

Does anyone else have the problem of Beverly Hills Cop and Lethal Weapon sort of merging into a single thing in their mind?
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #104 on: May 04, 2011, 10:27:40 AM »

T SEI war epic, cast of thousands, no clear villains*

use kobolds to tug at class consciousness

find ways to culturally/politically punish the group regardless of what choices they make**





let's face it: eventually you're going to be strong enough to kill the dragon and a really great campaign has tight combat but challenges you in other ways



*if you must have a villain, read Blood Meridian; Judge Holden represents a criminally underused War God paradigm that works well for this setup

**the most important thing is to orchestrate the flow of the game so that meaningful, open choices come at the end of sessions; you want ample time to come up with plausible fallout
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #105 on: May 11, 2011, 08:43:40 PM »

Tonight I went to bed early, then called the police department about a weird noise that was keeping me up. I am officially an Old.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #106 on: May 11, 2011, 08:49:05 PM »

I'm technically younger than just about everybody I work with, so I tend to get in trouble when I complain about feeling old.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2011, 09:18:47 PM »

Do you retort with, "It's a new thing for me!"
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #108 on: May 12, 2011, 06:38:33 PM »

Hey Brentai: Talking Time is currently in love with Simo Belmo. Just wanted to let you know.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #109 on: May 12, 2011, 08:38:14 PM »

I guess it's time to revive the game project then.

What?

You all knew I was working on one before I got a life.  Let's not even pretend here.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #110 on: May 12, 2011, 09:08:29 PM »

We note that you are, in point of fact, posting in a thread known as "Bullshit".
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #111 on: May 13, 2011, 08:56:19 AM »

Happy Friday the 13th!

Don't ask what I did with the other twelve Fridays.  It isn't pretty.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #112 on: May 13, 2011, 09:07:02 AM »

I dig role reversal.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #113 on: May 13, 2011, 09:49:16 AM »

That's what they said.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #114 on: May 13, 2011, 09:49:37 AM »

So... earth digs you?
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #115 on: May 13, 2011, 09:52:53 AM »

Only in Russia.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #116 on: May 13, 2011, 06:05:00 PM »

I went to the worst laundromat ever the other day. Both change machines were broken, forcing me to go to the car wash across the street, twice, to get enough quarters. The reason it took so many quarters is because half of the machines were broken, but only a couple of them actually had signs, so I ended up wasting a bunch of quarters trying to find machines that actually worked. One dryer worked for about five minutes, then shut down completely. One of the dryer doors was held shut with duct tape. The glass in the door of another dryer was missing altogether.

The entire place was dirty, and had a weird smell about it. This was probably because instead of a dumpster, whoever was in charge of taking the trash out just piled it up in the corner. There were a bunch of old, broken washers just shoved into another corner. The vending machines were completely empty, and covered with a quarter inch layer of dust. There was no fire extinguisher, just an empty holder for one. The bathroom had no soap, no paper towels, and no toilet paper. I would have taken my laundry elsewhere, but by the time I started to notice all of this, my clothes were already in the washers, so I figured I might as well finish what I had started.

The entire time I was there, I saw not a single other person. The whole place just had an abandoned, derelict feel, like a ghost town, or one of those old run-down houses you see out in the country, where you can tell no one has lived there for years, and you wonder how it's still standing. The odd thing was, it wasn't in a bad part of town. It was just a weird, creepy, out-of-place laundromat. I wouldn't be surprised if I went back there tomorrow and found an empty lot.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #117 on: May 13, 2011, 06:40:29 PM »

Yeah uh you sure someone was actually running the place and you didn't just go wash your clothes in some hobo's new house?
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #118 on: May 13, 2011, 06:59:07 PM »

The washer is too small to be his house.
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Re: Bullshit
« Reply #119 on: May 13, 2011, 11:17:20 PM »

"Hobo condos" we call 'em in Decatur.
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