OOC.   Posted by Mittens.Group: 0
Joe
 player, 596 posts
Tue 16 May 2017
at 00:51
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;.; Hope everything goes as well as it can for you guys.

"Man, windows update ate my computer. and the tech support people went 'you did all that already? uh... we'll call you back tomorrow for how to brute force a reformat when you cant access safe mode/shrug and tell you to bring it somewhere.'  Well this day's certainly annoying-

Oh that's right, a tree fell on my best friend's house. AND now he's sick.  Why can't Tim have nice things?"
Mittens
 GM, 2238 posts
Tue 16 May 2017
at 02:26
Re: OOC
It was a ghost tree.   The following morning, no evidence that anything ever hit the roof.  We're thinking maybe aliens.
Mittens
 GM, 2328 posts
Sat 24 Jun 2017
at 20:07
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Had a relaxing day with Magnus and Tim playing video games and watching TV.  Specifically the movie, "Eddie the Eagle."  Magnus made us a traditional Swedish Midsummer fest meal that included 3 different tastes of the same fish, (Cod?  I forget the specific one.) potatos, and meatballs.  Very tasty!  A great ending to a blessed day that started with a miraculous healing.  :)

Tomorrow we tour the copper mine.
Joe
 player, 683 posts
Sat 24 Jun 2017
at 20:13
Re: OOC
Mittens:
Had a relaxing day with Magnus and Tim playing video games and watching TV.  Specifically the movie, "Eddie the Eagle."  Magnus made us a traditional Swedish Midsummer fest meal that included 3 different tastes of the same fish, (Cod?  I forget the specific one.) potatos, and meatballs.  Very tasty!  A great ending to a blessed day that started with a miraculous healing.  :)

Tomorrow we tour the copper mine.

I'm super glad to hear you're having a great time, and have moved on to recreational long time pal part of your trip.

That said, I do hope the church stuff went well.  Hope you two are both getting enough sleep.
Mittens
 GM, 2329 posts
Sun 25 Jun 2017
at 06:11
Re: OOC
Yup!  Plenty of sleep.  Ireland was so crazy busy, we'd fall asleep just minutes after getting to the hostel.  Magnus works this morning, so we get to sleep in today.  But after 10 or so hrs sleep, I don't think I can force myself to sleep any longer.  :p
Mittens
 GM, 2330 posts
Tue 27 Jun 2017
at 08:09
Re: OOC
Massive time-skip in giant comics once again has me head-scratching over what to do with Mits.  I feel like it would be a lazy cop-out to go with the same "oops, got stuck in a multiverse misadventure for 5 solar years (indeterminate how long mits really did spend in space-time silliness, or how much she aged.)"

large part of the reason for that is so i wouldn't have to pretend like my character had any idea of what was going on for the past 5 years.  and pretend that she somehow didn't interact with the other supers in 5 years time.  pcs and npcs alike.  guh, i hate time skips.

tim is considering 15 yr old mav, and possibly app for a different character.

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:19, Tue 27 June 2017.

Joe
 player, 684 posts
Tue 27 Jun 2017
at 15:09
Re: OOC
Matt was IN SPAAAAAAACE.  But yeah, good freaking luck with a new character as I remember Tim's hurdles trying to get Emerald off the ground, as much as I overall like the place.
Mittens
 GM, 2331 posts
Wed 28 Jun 2017
at 08:47
Re: OOC
Maybe adding an adorable baby dragon wouldn't be going too far, but thanks for the heads-up.  I'm leaning heavily on the "can somehow be in two places at once" and "was totally not here for 5 years" side of things.  Because threads have a way of suddenly dieing in one place, and suddenly getting active elsewhere.
Mittens
 GM, 2332 posts
Wed 28 Jun 2017
at 17:57
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quote:
*Clicks Truth, Justice, and searches for "American Way"*

So the last time there was a time skip, I was stumped for a good long while on what to do for Mits.  The major hang-ups were: Cannot have been interacting with any of the PCs without having a lengthy PM conversation with them to hammer out exactly what happened between the characters in 5 years time.  Cannot have been involved in any major plot-arcs without a lengthy PM conversation with the GMs to hammer out exactly what happened.  Player will likely be completely lost on 5 years worth of current events.

Solution I came up with for other G.C. board was "was caught up in an over-the-top space-time adventure that didn't include this universe's Weston City for 5 years."

I deliberately tossed in "Mittens can now duplicate herself through time-space paradox" as a new superpower because I was running into situations where, though the thread she was in had died, it would be kinda rude to the absent player for the character to suddenly teleport away to where the action is.

How do you feel about me simply re-using this idea here?


TRUTH:
quote:
You could have possibly gone with Matt and his alien friends while they were gone.  Archeirae, Azrith, and Halkor would have appreciated more help on their issues.

Joe
 player, 685 posts
Wed 28 Jun 2017
at 23:20
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  Yeah, I'm totally good for Mittens having come along for the vague undescribed space adventure.  I'll just have to keep it in mind when making joke references to it like "I never cut a moon in half. It's in one piece nobody can prove it".    So I've made a mention of that in my PM thread.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:22, Wed 28 June 2017.

Mittens
 GM, 2333 posts
Sat 1 Jul 2017
at 12:26
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So since it's a space adventure, I think I might go with Jedi/Sith Mittens adventures.  She got lightsabers in the other place from inventer dude, so I guess I'll grab a pair in this world as well.  Doppelganger is a force power, so there's my excuse for Mits replicating herself as needed.
Joe
 player, 747 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 09:47
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So, amusing hindsight about falls rivers.

We've had terrible luck spotting hidden enemies. Throw "even with blindsight" on top of "Even with a +2 bonus to noticing hidden people thanks to theme", hah.

Though the bigger deal lv 1 perk was "Your attacks ignore partial conceal" which is like, 90% of all random shrubs.  The comedy leap utility option at lv 2, and lv 5 GHOST HORSE (daily freebie cast of phantom steed).

Also wow look at me, buying Everlasting provisions instead of a proper enchanted bow. What's wrong with me,  (I COULD afford both, but then I would hit "Literally exactly zero gold")

This message was last edited by the player at 09:49, Thu 20 July 2017.

Timothius
 GM, 945 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 17:15
Re: OOC
Probably the one time I should have had your perception come up was the initial orc ambush, but I think I forgot? I'm not used to blindsight to begin with, let alone a pc having it. Second ambush, though, they really did walk away. You guys just didn't know it was so they could get into a good position. That's more insight. XD

But please do keep taking initiative to roll perception with comments about your blindsight so I'll keep being reminded.

Heh... the provisions v bow is probably because I rarely have combat come up. And my idea of lvl 2 boss fight was AC 18. So you probably feel more comfortable.

That and goodness you have a very high to-hit value that I don't know how you got that much. *De-levels Angel to see what her to-hit value was at level 2* Wow. Her to-hit was +12. Math for her then was:

+5 (Dex Mod)
+3 (Superior Crossbow Proficiency Bonus)
+1 (Sharpshooter Talent from Rogue. Had to use Hybrid Talent feat)
+1 (Crossbow Expertise Feat)
+1 (Half Level)
+1 (Inherent Bonus)
=12 total

So I'm guessing you have exact same minus the sharpshooter talent? I just didn't know Joe had a dex of 20. And always imagined him with a bow and not a crossbow (superior crossbow is the only ranged weapon with +3 proficiency, I think?).

Not nit-picking, just got blown away when I saw your +11 and +13 next to my feeb +6, but I am curious the build of your character.
Joe
 player, 748 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 23:07
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While I am still factoring in Freebie expertise and Inherent.
Those +11 and +13's were based on combat advantage and a defense debuff on top.

As things stand, that Joe's normal to-hit should be +9. I did roll 9's earlier in the fight, such as when I rolled a threeeee… Though now I'm scratching my head where the +13 came from.

CA would be +11, and CA and a -1 defense debuff would be +12. Maybe I typoed when it came to the 13?  But yes, understandable question when you were expecting something closer to 7-9 to hit by default.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:13, Thu 20 July 2017.

Joe
 player, 839 posts
Sat 7 Oct 2017
at 03:28
Re: OOC
https://twitter.com/Headpats/s...742557409282/photo/1

Turn in your Hatsune Miku fanclub badge, Tim.
Joe
 player, 853 posts
Thu 15 Nov 2018
at 22:25
Re: OOC
This post I saw amused me because for once it's not me trying to explain this the phenomenon that has only gotten more heels dug in DESPITE the reduction of 'only so many times a day' for casters.

quote:
There's a dumb thing idiots say, which is that the Fighter is as good as the Wizard because while the Wizard can do more and better things than the Fighter, the Fighter can do their one thing all day!!! There's at least two reasons why this has been bullshit since 3.x, but the thread has been working through the shiny new 5E rebuttal to this and its followups.
Statement: The Fighter is as good as the Wizard because the Fighter can do their thing all day.
Rebuttal: The 5e Wizard can cast cantrips all day.
Rebuttals to the Rebuttal: Fighter attacks are better than Cantrips, and casting a Cantrip means you're not casting a spell.
Rebuttals to the Rebuttals to the Rebuttal: If the quality of what is being done all day is relevant then the Fighter being able to do one thing all day is a bullshit statement to begin with. Also some cantrips in some builds are equal to or better than Fighter attacks. Also that the Wizard can do a thing that's even better than the other thing makes it worse. Also Wizards can learn to cast real spells all day too.
Rebuttal to the Rebuttals to the Rebuttals to the Rebuttal: Yeah but, like, only second level spells.
Rebuttal to the Rebuttal to the Rebuttals to the Rebuttals to the Rebuttal: *fistshake emote*
 

This message was last edited by the player at 22:27, Thu 15 Nov 2018.

Mittens
 GM, 2507 posts
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 02:00
Re: OOC
Reminds me of a scene from Rune Soldier.  The mage encounters a hidden door...

https://youtu.be/pVwY4Z2DqVo?t=1073

There's another scene where the priestess blasts a whole group with a single spell.  So I remember saying to Tim afterward, "If I were to make a game system, every class would have some means to effectively do the same thing at the same level.  Clear the room in a single turn."
Mittens
 GM, 2515 posts
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 05:19
Re: OOC
Leeet!

https://imgur.com/LN5XfSi
Rolen
 player, 126 posts
 Wood Elf
 Druid
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 12:45
Re: OOC
Finally, Rolen HAS COME BACK to Rpoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!

Hey Guys, it's been a while. Just returning as a casual glace, but wanted to say hello to everyone. Hope all are well.
Mittens
 GM, 2518 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 14:36
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Haha welcome back!  Would love to see more of the Nessie.  :)
Rolen
 player, 127 posts
 Wood Elf
 Druid
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 14:39
Re: OOC
In reply to Mittens (msg # 364):

Nessie??????????
Joe
 player, 863 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 21:14
Re: OOC
Good timing because if you had checked yesterday, the site would have been down.

Nessie is one of the assorted nicknames for the elusive loch ness monster. Clearly they mean you are more fabulous than a unicorn.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:14, Fri 26 Apr.

Timothius
 GM, 950 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 23:31
Re: OOC
Nessie is a nickname Chris and I give to our friends who disappear for extended periods of time. Andrew Kipe is the original Nessie because he oft disappears for months at a time. Rick Schriver holds the record, though, having gone incognito for 2 years (not answering phones, not returning phone messages, not answering any other means of communication, etc). And he lives here in Waynesboro with us.

David Edmondson has become "The Blonde Nessie" because he moved away too far to visit, but he made efforts to visit.

It is a half-tease nickname that we give, but suffice to say all our Nessie friends are, in fact, friends, despite being gone for long periods of time. :) This is because to be a Nessie, you have to also be someone we really, truly care when you do appear. So in that regard, it is also a term of endearment.

Good to hear from you, Salow! I always liked Rolen.
Rolen
 player, 128 posts
 Wood Elf
 Druid
Tue 30 Apr 2019
at 17:21
Re: OOC
In reply to Timothius (msg # 367):

This is the first time I heard you all use "Nessie" for MIA Friends ... but cool ... sorry for the long absence, life keep gets getting in the way of things.

While I have the desire to play, I just can't commit to anything atm. I tried getting in with a local group, but was only able to make two sessions before having to drop out. And even online has been hard - found a Google+ group (before that was shut down) that was pbp and we played several games, but eventually life got in the way there too.

In case you all haven't heard, but Courtney is pregnant with our 3rd child, she is due August 19th. Christian is going in for mouth surgery in late June to help correct his speech. It seems, as of now, that Carleigh and me are the only two without any major updates. My father just got of back surgery this past week, and is now in a physical therapy center recuperating. It's a long road ahead for him b/c they put a 12 in metal rod in his spine. I'm hoping he recovers quickly and is healthy enough to come up this way in August to visit his new granddaughter.

I do want to play again ... something that involves dice rolling ... but ... ya know ... life.

Anyway ... I'll be around
Mittens
 GM, 2519 posts
Wed 1 May 2019
at 23:37
Re: OOC
Wowowow!  Congratulations on the new addition to the family!  Will keep you guys in prayer.  :)