Eggy
 member, 759 posts
Tue 3 Jan 2017
at 01:29
New Year's Resolutions
At the airport. My flight was late. Landed at gate E12 with 15 minutes to board the connecting flight at B12. Ran down there and got a courtesy text that the gate changed to B18. Ran there. Gate personnel told me the gate had been changed again to B76. Ran there so fast that I beat the courtesy text.

New Year's Resolution to run more: So far, so good!
Tyr Hawk
 member, 264 posts
 You know that one guy?
 Yeah, that's me.
Tue 3 Jan 2017
at 02:33
New Year's Resolutions
So, after the official forum for one of my favorite RPGs went down, I moved to the unofficial official forum. Then, about a month ago, THAT went down without any warning whatsoever, and I was heartbroken. Today, out of the blue, I was linked to the new official forum, where the game's creator himself is an active member! Which is amazing for so many reasons, but most amazing because I posted up one of my pet projects that I've been working on for the system, and he was the first one to reply to the thread, and he said it was amazing.

I'm like... on a bit of a Cloud 9 thing right now. I don't even know how feelz works. I literally cannot even.
wyrmpuff
 member, 131 posts
 I need a name change.
 I want more games.
Wed 4 Jan 2017
at 23:20
I am amused
I am amused by the movie Sing. Gunther sorta grows on you... like fungus.
Darbbackwards
 member, 181 posts
 My name is Brad, which is
 darb spelled backwards
Tue 10 Jan 2017
at 21:33
Happy news!
I am now a father! :D
Brianna
 member, 2106 posts
Wed 11 Jan 2017
at 20:42
Happy news!
In reply to Darbbackwards (msg # 707):

Congrats!  Being a parent is wonderful, frustrating, terrifying, gratifying... pretty much any adjective fits at one time or another!
Darbbackwards
 member, 182 posts
 My name is Brad, which is
 darb spelled backwards
Wed 11 Jan 2017
at 20:57
Happy news!
In reply to Brianna (msg # 708):

Thanks! It's been awesome:D It's crazy that I loved her as soon as she was born (before that as well, but holding her just made it so real)
CrazyIvan777
 member, 186 posts
Thu 12 Jan 2017
at 03:13
Happy news!
The RPG that I helped write for four years ago and got screwed out of payment for, I not only got my promised pay for (which I'd written off long ago) but 20% more because the guy who ended up with the rights to it is a stand-up, honorable guy who wanted to make sure the freelancers got paid!

In other news, my youngest nephew read my novel, and has decided he wants to write sci-fi / fantasy. He's really making me proud, every damn day.
Eggy
 member, 761 posts
Thu 12 Jan 2017
at 03:28
Happy news!
Most Excellent, Ivan!
Alex Vriairu
 member, 383 posts
Thu 12 Jan 2017
at 05:16
Re: Happy news!
CrazyIvan777:
The RPG that I helped write for four years ago and got screwed out of payment for, I not only got my promised pay for (which I'd written off long ago) but 20% more because the guy who ended up with the rights to it is a stand-up, honorable guy who wanted to make sure the freelancers got paid!



would it be against the rules to ask what rpg that is?
facemaker329
 member, 6884 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Mon 16 Jan 2017
at 08:38
Re: Happy news!
I work with the theater program in one of the local high schools...they just closed a two-weekend run of Jeckyll and Hyde...which is some deep stuff for a high school program to tackle.  These kids handled it like champs...seven sold-out performances (they sold so well the first weekend that a matinee was added for the second), doing a show that I've had mixed feelings about (it's got some grwat music, and it's very demanding for the leads...but prior to this, I hadn't seen a production that didn't feel tedious, even the one produced by and starring several of my friends, that I painted the set for.  Maybe it was the way the director cut the show down (almost every song lost a verse, at least, just because they went on and on and on...), but even in terms of performance, this was just a really good show.

And I feel incredibly blessed to be involved.  I've been doing theater pretty intensively for a couple of decades, now...and working with these students always reminds me of the joy and delight I felt when it was new to me.  I seriously think they're one of the reasons that I stay young (a soon-to-be 49-year-old who routinely gets taken for being in my mid-30s...)
facemaker329
 member, 6890 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 23 Feb 2017
at 07:17
Re: Happy news!
Next show with the same group of theater kids.  This time around, they're doing The Little Mermaid (the Disney one)...and this is NOT a small show.  I think, when all is said and done, it's a cast of over 90 people.  And they're GOOD.

And I'm loving this show for a very different reason, this time around.  I'm a chronic Jack-of-all-trades (I get it from my dad), and especially in theater.  They initially asked me if I would do makeup for them.  Gladly.  Then they asked if I'd be willing to help paint some of the set.  Absolutely.  Then they asked me if I could make the costumes for Flotsam and Jetsam, and make Ursula's wig (sculpted out of foam).  Certainly.  And I've been helping with building and dressing the set.  Today, I started painting fish-scales on the leotards of all the mermaids (two sisters left, plus Ariel...)  If I can figure it out, I may also be helping the tech side of the show run, because they've got a pile of very nice body mics that are broken...and while I haven't fixed mics before, I've worked on enough shows to have a pretty good idea what the problem is...and solder well enough that I may be able to fix it.

I've never been so widely involved in a production before...and while part of me is flailing to try and keep up with all of it, part of me is all kinds of tickled to finally be facing this kind of challenge.
facemaker329
 member, 6895 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 06:07
Re: Happy news!
Hey, it's a three-peat!  My jack-of-all-trades status is getting a workout.  We're renovating a haunted house ride, at work...giving it a facelift for its fiftieth anniversary.  Normally, I have little or nothing to do with the rides...but this one's a special case.

So far, I've cleaned up four wax figures...helped do extensive repairs on two of them and light repair on one more.  Today I finished repainting a fiberglass figure...kind of like a mannequin, but not free-standing.  When I started, it was fluorescent orange...now, it's all flesh-toned.  Next project?  Repainting a prop Egyptian sarcophagus.

And in the middle of all this, I'm making a dragon-helmet for a friend's cosplay.  DEFINITELY not getting bored with my day-to-day anytime in the near future...
Wyrm
 member, 630 posts
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 22:49
Re: Happy news!
MY man cave got an upgrade: an LED Ultrabright shop light with Bluetooth speakers built-in.
Evil Empryss
 member, 1524 posts
 Try tasting your words
 before spitting them out
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 14:28
Re: Happy news!
Thought for the day:

Just passed Harbor Freight where they have a sale sign up and realized that in a fantasy world the phrase "Giant Liquidation" means something completely different.
NowhereMan
 member, 125 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 16:45
Re: Happy news!
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 717):

Eh, they're both fun, cause huge messes, and usually end with somebody's house getting leveled. So pretty much the same thing.
ginny
 member, 289 posts
Sun 2 Apr 2017
at 00:28
Re: Happy news!
I love this day. Its been filled with anticipation, pranks, and laughs.  I also love that its only once a year :-)
MythZarya
 member, 21 posts
Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 02:22
Can I just say...

The Players in my game are absolutely fantastic! Every IC post is a gem in some fashion or another and they're so much fun to torment roleplay with. They rock the casbah! Seriously. They're awesome.

I'm a lucky GM. :)
Darbbackwards
 member, 186 posts
 My name is Brad, which is
 darb spelled backwards
Sun 23 Apr 2017
at 18:52
Noobie GM
Just made my first post as a GM. wish me luck!
horus
 member, 120 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 00:23
Re: Noobie GM
Darbbackwards:
Just made my first post as a GM. wish me luck!


Let me wish for you preparedness instead of luck.  When you're the GM, a Smith & Wesson always beats four aces...

Aw, what the heck.  Good luck in your new game!
MythZarya
 member, 22 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 01:01
Noobie GM
In reply to Darbbackwards (msg # 721):

All the best! Have fun!
Wyrm
 member, 631 posts
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 04:26
Noobie GM
Well, now I can officially say I got a promotion to the highest I have ever been in a career. And It is scaring me. But yay for more money.
Evil Empryss
 member, 1533 posts
 Try tasting your words
 before spitting them out
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 12:26
Noobie GM
My 15 year old Evil Prince just won a $30,000 college scholarship for creating a mobile app!  Woot!
aguy777
 member, 191 posts
 Join Date:
 Fri, 29 Nov, 2013
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 17:51
Unexpected Rewards
Back in November, a GM on this site wound up in the hospital and couldn't continue their game. I offered to step in, and ran the game for a brief bit while they were out of action. They've been running their game again for a while now (with me assisting), and decided to get me a gift for helping them. I now own a nice, shiny, copy of Volo's Guide To Monsters.

Thanks, GB!
Evil Empryss
 member, 1539 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Mon 8 May 2017
at 22:16
Health Food Can Be Bad For Your Health
I now know what the Heimlich feels like, and thanks to an ex-cop classmate of mine, I'm here to write this.

Health food is deadly: a fruiting carrot tried to kill me. <goes back to eating caramels>
Evil Empryss
 member, 1542 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Wed 17 May 2017
at 02:48
Warm Fuzzies
That feeling you get when no one has posted all day, and none of your games have "new post" indicators, but you click on one and find that someone has just posted for you.