OOC - The Second comming.   Posted by The Grey Lords.Group: 0
The Grey Lords
 GM, 806 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 15:23
Re: OOC - The Second comming
Angrboda:
Berta:
Is anyone else worried that the Melnibonean Sorcererss will be practicing her craft around small children.  It's not like the Lords of Chaos are adverse to ritual sacrifice ... <ROFL>


Giggle, thus far they have not been disobedient enough for that to happen....lol


Higher planes education is the cornerstone of a well rounded, and sane, individual. The Lords of Chaos just want to make sure that they are given ALL options so succeed at following their path.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 810 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 14:20
Re: OOC - The Second comming
I know everything is going slow. If you can't post for a bit don't feel bad. Honestly the only reason why I'm getting a day off is because I scheduled my car to be fixed today (on my day off). Otherwise I got a call this morning that the person scheduled to do books today called in sick.

Since I'm helping open a new store, and I'm the only other person who knows books, I'm supposed to go in. Thank god that my car is in the shop, the store director is just going to have to finally learn it himself. This is my first "day off" in almost 3 weeks. Yay laundry day...
Berta
 player, 543 posts
 of Ilmiora
Sat 10 Nov 2018
at 06:26
Re: OOC - The Second comming
Your timing was impeccable - you couldn't have planned that better !  And of course when you get back to work you'll have all the fun of fixing up the enterprising entries your boss will manage to concoct !  :>
The Grey Lords
 GM, 811 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 02:58
Re: OOC - The Second comming
Berta:
Your timing was impeccable - you couldn't have planned that better !  And of course when you get back to work you'll have all the fun of fixing up the enterprising entries your boss will manage to concoct !  :>

I, supposedly, had the last two days off. At least that is what my schedule said. After finding tiny things wrong since Wednesday I've been able to get the books balanced to within $7. I started at over 2k off. Went in yesterday and today to try and train another person in who already had a few days with earlier. I still have to finish non-vitals tomorrow for the last 2 days as I spent Sat and today catching up since Wednesday. By tomorrow I should have everything squared away... YAY!

The important thing is my car was WAY worse than it sounded. Bearing was cracked, water had gotten in and rust was beginning. One wrong bump or hit could have split the whole thing. Glad I took it in and didn't discover the split on the highway in winter, heck it has already started to snow, we usually have at least another week (till Thanksgiving) before snow fell.
Berta
 player, 544 posts
 of Ilmiora
Wed 14 Nov 2018
at 12:57
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<shakes head> I don't think I'd like your job.  :S

Cars ... yes, we hate the extra expense when they find problems, but it's so much better to know about the problem than to find yourself stranded and have to deal with it anyway after the fact.  :>
The Grey Lords
 GM, 813 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Sat 24 Nov 2018
at 05:38
Re: OOC - The Second comming
here I am once again apologizing.
That wednesday I talked about, was the last time I've had off.
I'm currently between computers thanks to me building a new one for xmas.

Long story short. I cannibalized a few parts to save a few bucks. Things didn't work the way I planned, had to take the PSU from my computer as the PSU i had laying around was "just" a hair under what was needed and not powering properly.

In the process of taking my PSU, and replacing it with the new one that fits mine decent enough, I've somehow created a short in my computer, and it will no longer power up. It is to the point where I've unseated the whole damn thing and it will still not power up.

Computer that is "now" intact is having issues not recognizing the HDD, even after trying to reinitialize it with the new MB.

I'm going to try and cobble something together with the spare parts in my basement, but I have no idea when I'll have time to do it.

That, and the time of year isn't helping any.
Berta
 player, 546 posts
 of Ilmiora
Sun 25 Nov 2018
at 06:24
Re: OOC - The Second comming
Tis the season ... and between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas I've no idea how those of you based in the US cope !  I've only got the last of the three to worry about and that's more than enough !  <grins>

I've been there before with the computer - a couple of years back I got brave enough to transfer everything from one case to another, only to find nothing happened when I pressed the button.

If it helps, I eventually worked out that it was the cable connections on the front panel (the HDD LED, Power LED, Power switch, Reset switch and Turbo LED) that I'd plugged in wrongly - the diagram I'd found on the net turned out to be incorrect as a subsequent search revealed, so I got lucky and it was an easy fix.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 815 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Sun 9 Dec 2018
at 13:15
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Sooo, super funny.

I wait forever to get my stuff. I'm there watching TV, putting my computer together, just cruising along.

I get to my PSU and put it in. I got this really nice zipper bag that holds all the cables. I open the bag and pull out the MB main connector. I start unwinding it, only to find that some of the wires are crossed. The connectors can not spread more than a few inches apart. I have this long cable that essentially forms a U shape thanks to these crossed wires. Completely useless.

I Finally got a new cable, and I'm up and running Yay! Spent all day yesterday installing programs...
Berta
 player, 549 posts
 of Ilmiora
Wed 12 Dec 2018
at 13:11
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Well done !  Particularly that you can even find the programs you need to reinstall !  ;>
The Grey Lords
 GM, 819 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Wed 19 Dec 2018
at 01:06
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Thanks to me helping open a new store i missed the annual shout out to those two brave souls from the beginning.
Happy anniversary Rael Gol and Viktor.
Three long years of me not killing you l. Thanks for sticking with the crew during all the fast times and, numerous, slow times.
Rael Gol
 player, 561 posts
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 13:11
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Great to be here, sorry for a long silence, I switched job a month ago and it is very demanding job. I hope with the New Year and everything I'll be able to reach an equilibrium again.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 821 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 13:44
Re: OOC - The Second comming
You usually head to some glorious Christmas vacation. It usually slowed down at this time, so no worries. I know all about the job change, I'm still suffering from it asim forced to teach people how to do books, when they don't have a knack for it, grrr.
Angrboda
 player, 579 posts
Thu 7 Mar 2019
at 21:57
Re: OOC - The Second comming
I have the information I need but I am certain it probably took at least 30 minutes to an hour to get it, so I am waiting for the group to interact a bit before I post again.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 827 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Sat 9 Mar 2019
at 22:15
Re: OOC - The Second comming
It's fairly clear that we have lost Rael. I know people get busy and lose track of time. I had to leave for a few days myself unexpectedly.

Lately I've been trying to balance "dragging" the group forward and letting you drive the inquiry.  However my own lack of posting seems to make it difficult to push forward sometimes.

I'm at a loss of what to do as to much dragging and I'm just telling a story.  Yet not enough and it is obvious that things stagger to a halt.

Any suggestions?
Angrboda
 player, 580 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 01:29
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Wait, what?  Where did Rael go?  The game can't die, we lovez it precious!!!  I have just been waiting to post for a logical amount of interaction to pass.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 828 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 05:29
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Last time Rael logged in was January 19th.
Last post was the 16th.
Berta
 player, 565 posts
 of Ilmiora
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 13:16
Re: OOC - The Second comming
More than happy to waffle on in character, but I don't think it's advancing the game any.   Fun, though.  ;>

Angrboda's players decision to hold off due to the time it'd take to get the info probably did slow us down, though I'd have done the exact same thing ... well, at least till I noticed the GM frowning at me !  <grins>

I do think Rael will be back if/when he can, but in the meantime we're just going to have to forge ahead and hope.

Unlike the earlier sections of the game (palace, ship, other ship, wizard's tower), the progression since we crossed paths with Not-Khazim has seemed a lot more linear - I've not found many options to decide 'left or right', it's more roleplaying with what's put in front of us.  Again, I'm not only happy to do that but enjoy it just as much, but it can cause things to bog down as it does require the GM to draw a line and move us on and that's a hard line to judge (I'm having the exact same problem in one of my D&D games, in fact, both with the current adventure path and having lost a couple of players - and having gone through the recruit/lose/recruit/lose cycle a few times it's hard to know what to do next).

To be honest, I'm very keen to go on, even with just the three of us active players, and don't mind at all if the pacing is slow.  Our GM's posts set up interesting bits and pieces to react to and I love all the other players characterizations, so what's not to love ?!!  :>
The Grey Lords
 GM, 829 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 01:33
Re: OOC - The Second comming
Berta:
Unlike the earlier sections of the game (palace, ship, other ship, wizard's tower), the progression since we crossed paths with Not-Khazim has seemed a lot more linear - I've not found many options to decide 'left or right', it's more roleplaying with what's put in front of us.


You have basically nailed it on the head with this.
Up to here there was always a town around the corner, or a person who you could have talked to, or some route you could have taken.

Here, not so. You have a single lead, a blatant bad guy chasing you, and everyone is gathered together. You've got "all" the keys but not sure what is next. The next section brings back the feeling of choices.

I didn't want to presume to move people forward without them being ready, at least in some capacity.
Berta
 player, 566 posts
 of Ilmiora
Wed 13 Mar 2019
at 14:01
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Never assume we know what we're doing ! <grrrins>

Absolutely happy to move along whenever you feel the moment is right - if I'm enjoying roleplaying one scene, I'm more than certain I'll enjoy the next equally.  :>
Viktor
 player, 798 posts
Fri 22 Mar 2019
at 20:22
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I hope Rael comes back. It has been a long journey with him. Plus he has my flask. Lol.
Angrboda
 player, 584 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2019
at 23:08
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I'm still here guys, just been busy.  Will try to post IC soon.
Viktor
 player, 803 posts
Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 00:49
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So in theory since we are a person down, Viktor has a better chance of doing something stupid and not dying.
Berta
 player, 573 posts
 of Ilmiora
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 13:47
Re: OOC - The Second comming
Which, by the perverse logic of the multiverse, means a better than average chance of getting the rest of us killed ! ;>
Viktor
 player, 806 posts
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 20:02
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Not dead yet!
The Grey Lords
 GM, 838 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Tue 23 Apr 2019
at 13:40
Re: OOC - The Second comming
ok, heads up. My department manager has steped down, which means until I get a replacement I've been/going to be extremely busy. On this Friday I'll be heading out of town for the weekend for a family event, only to turn around on Sunday night to head out of town for a business event. I'll try to get something updated by Friday.

Just wanted to give a heads up, since time ran away from me due to Easter