leavetaking.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
 GM, 123 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 7 Jan 2014
at 22:27
leavetaking
I understand that RL gets in the way and that posting time gets slow, but please let me know if you are quitting, it is only courtesy.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 22:28, Tue 07 Jan 2014.

Hitomi
 player, 123 posts
Wed 8 Jan 2014
at 15:23
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 1):

Have we lost some players recently?  Have not heard from Zeelzeel Shadowspear recently ...
Zeelzeel Shadowspear
 player, 34 posts
 join, run, or hide.
Wed 8 Jan 2014
at 16:21
Re: leavetaking
Sorry, not leaving per say but have a lot on my plate right now.
Narrator
 GM, 124 posts
 DM says
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Wed 8 Jan 2014
at 21:00
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Zeelzeel Shadowspear (msg # 3):

That is expected. Gaming is what we do while waiting for RL to get interesting. Lost several of the original players; Dreusthan,Hallic and Theodoric, all people I went to college with. It happens, and all of them either bogged by career changes or a desire to play at the actual tabletop.
Hitomi
 player, 384 posts
 Retrieval Expert
Fri 5 Sep 2014
at 14:44
Re: leavetaking
AFK Friday - Sunday
Narrator
 GM, 499 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 5 Sep 2014
at 20:22
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 5):

Ty
Hitomi
 player, 385 posts
 Retrieval Expert
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 16:22
Re: leavetaking
And again this Friday - Sunday.
Narrator
 GM, 502 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 17:08
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 7):

no prob> new map up.
Aramas
 player, 112 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2014
at 00:36
Re: leavetaking
Posting will be sporadic for the following week.  Going on vacation but will have laptop with me so may be able to post here and there.
Hitomi
 player, 454 posts
 Retrieval Expert
Wed 15 Oct 2014
at 15:57
Re: leavetaking
I will be largely out of pocket Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.
Narrator
 GM, 595 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 15 Oct 2014
at 18:36
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 10):

TY
Danos
 player, 21 posts
 Mountain Elf
 Thief
Thu 30 Oct 2014
at 13:34
Re: leavetaking
FYI I will be out of town starting tonight until Tuesday, and am not sure if I will be able to check in or post until I'm back.
Narrator
 GM, 663 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 30 Oct 2014
at 15:13
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Danos (msg # 12):

Ty. I will move you along with oren and co?
Danos
 player, 22 posts
 Mountain Elf
 Thief
Thu 30 Oct 2014
at 15:39
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 13):

That would be great, thanks.
Narrator
 GM, 666 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 30 Oct 2014
at 22:21
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Danos (msg # 14):

I may be low on posting myself this weekend with some family outings for Samhain
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 79 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP: 12/12 FP: 9/12
Thu 16 Apr 2015
at 23:52
Re: leavetaking
I've been busy with work and I'm going camping this weekend.  I'll try to make sure I'm all caught up tomorrow before I take off.

(Same for Stark and Syrik)
Narrator
 GM, 1311 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 17 Apr 2015
at 00:01
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 16):

Thanks Jessie!
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 80 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP: 12/12 FP: 9/12
Fri 24 Apr 2015
at 21:58
Re: leavetaking
I'm back and have been trying to get caught up with everything.  I'll be at a conference most of next week as well, so expect delays in my posts.
Narrator
 GM, 1327 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 30 Apr 2015
at 15:29
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 18):

I will be on vacation with my wife from Friday through the 10th, so I will be out of pocket for most of that time.
Huey Thumper
 player, 67 posts
 half -ogre
 barbarian
Thu 30 Apr 2015
at 15:43
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 19):

Enjoy!
Oly
 player, 363 posts
Sat 27 Jun 2015
at 16:19
Re: leavetaking
 I will be Traveling from 11 July thru 19 July. I expect to have some connectivity at times and will post accordingly. There may be periods of several days when I cannot.  Forewarned is Forearmed ;-)

GM, That is going to affect multiple Characters I fear.
Narrator
 GM, 1413 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 27 Jun 2015
at 17:02
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 21):

Thank you for the heads up
Sorsha
 player, 288 posts
Sun 28 Jun 2015
at 02:21
Re: leavetaking
I will be out of town from June 29 to at least July 9 and off line.
Narrator
 GM, 1415 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 28 Jun 2015
at 04:31
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Sorsha (msg # 23):

Thanks!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 27 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 30 Jun 2015
at 23:56
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 24):

My stuff is all moved, but there may still be occasional missed days due to organizing, remodeling, etc.  Shouldn't be longer than single days without notice (I hope).
Narrator
 GM, 1424 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 1 Jul 2015
at 00:16
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 25):

No problem .  There will be a lot of description in your thread that you can catch up with it easily.
Sorsha
 player, 291 posts
Sun 12 Jul 2015
at 00:58
Re: leavetaking
Hi, I am back.
Tarnan Darranich
 player, 12 posts
Sun 26 Jul 2015
at 11:25
Re: leavetaking
Narrator - I'll be on vacation starting today until Sat Aug 1.  I should be able to keep up on my phone, but my posting will be limited to short phrases.
Narrator
 GM, 1498 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 26 Jul 2015
at 14:59
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Tarnan Darranich (msg # 28):

Thanks for the heads up
Tarnan Darranich
 player, 14 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 10:10
Re: leavetaking
I'm back!
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 102 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP: 12/12 FP: 9/12
Sun 11 Oct 2015
at 10:31
Re: leavetaking
I'll be travelling for work over the next few days.  It's unlikely I'll be back on before Friday.
I think we're pretty much done anyway.
Narrator
 GM, 1669 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 11 Oct 2015
at 12:19
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 31):

See you over the weekend then
Gigi Nivens
 player, 144 posts
 Pixie
 wizard
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 15:54
Re: leavetaking
I will be traveling so i wont be able to post till tuesday next week.
Narrator
 GM, 1721 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 16:25
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Gigi Nivens (msg # 33):

Thank you!
Aoife
 player, 201 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Mon 23 Nov 2015
at 21:54
Re: leavetaking
Probably won't be able to post over Thanksgiving - Thursday-Sunday.
Johan Stark
 player, 235 posts
 Human Warrior
 HP: 14/10 FP: 13/12
Mon 23 Nov 2015
at 22:39
Re: leavetaking
I expect many folks will be gone over those 4 days... so the rest of us will just try and get you in as much hot water as we can during that period ;-)
Christine Bjorn
 player, 583 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Mon 23 Nov 2015
at 22:44
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Johan Stark (msg # 36):

Christine starts the cauldron boiling...
Narrator
 GM, 1808 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 23 Nov 2015
at 23:58
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 37):

I will be working, and posting on Thursday and Friday, but might  not be on Saturday.
Huey Thumper
 player, 240 posts
 half -ogre
 barbarian HP 21/26
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 15:37
Re: leavetaking
There was a death in my wife's family, so Huey and Grimbo will be mostly unavailable Friday-Sunday for the trip to the funeral.

While I'm posting in this thread, I'll be nearly completely incommunicado the 23rd-26th. My wife has informed me I'm not taking my laptop to the beach :)
Narrator
 GM, 1868 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 17:08
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Huey Thumper (msg # 39):

Sorry to hear 8f your loss, and enjoy the beach
Huey Thumper
 player, 241 posts
 half -ogre
 barbarian HP 21/26
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 17:18
Re: leavetaking
Thanks. They weren't close, but her father can't attend, so we are.

And we will!
Danos
 player, 272 posts
 Mountain Elf
 Thief
Wed 23 Dec 2015
at 14:30
Re: leavetaking
Hi, just wanted to say that I will likely be incommunicado for the next 8 days due to travel. I hope everyone has a happy holiday!
Narrator
 GM, 1881 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 23 Dec 2015
at 23:21
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Danos (msg # 42):

I think we should all hold off for a week or so
Oly
 player, 488 posts
Thu 24 Dec 2015
at 00:03
Re: leavetaking
Well a few dayz anyway...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 222 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 24 Dec 2015
at 01:16
Re: leavetaking
I'll (Ardenas and Mario) be home through the holidays, but I won't monopolize -- if no one else is posting, I'll tend to let things lie.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 144 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 5/10 PP: 8
Thu 24 Dec 2015
at 01:22
Re: leavetaking
Ditto.
Oly
 player, 489 posts
Thu 24 Dec 2015
at 01:27
Re: leavetaking
Me doo
Narrator
 GM, 1896 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 04:04
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 47):

Be away   for a day, back monday for sure
Aoife
 player, 210 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 16:06
Re: leavetaking
Technical difficulties, back Thursday or Friday.
Narrator
 GM, 1907 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 17:20
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Aoife (msg # 49):

Ok
Hitomi
 player, 748 posts
 Retrieval Expert
Fri 29 Jan 2016
at 17:45
Re: leavetaking
Mostly away this weekend.
Hitomi
 player, 777 posts
 Retrieval Expert
 with a rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 26 Feb 2016
at 04:50
Re: leavetaking
Mostly away this weekend.
Narrator
 GM, 2192 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 21 Mar 2016
at 23:00
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 52):

Ok thanks!
Christine Bjorn
 player, 758 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 11:50
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 53):

Folks, in a couple of days I will be heading off to work on a boat for several weeks. Contact is open ended at this time, but there may be days without internet access, so if I suddenly dissapear for a few days or post at unusual hour (even bu Australian time) please understand why!
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 188 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 2/12 PI 5/15
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 22:14
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 54):

I hope that's as awesome as it sounds.
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 189 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 2/12 PI 5/15
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 22:15
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 55):

I'm travelling for work all next week, so I may not be able to check posts every day.  Just depends on when the higher ups stop buying drinks.

Expect my posting to be late and infrequent for the next eight days.
Narrator
 GM, 2287 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 10 Apr 2016
at 00:12
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 56):

Thanks!
Hitomi
 player, 822 posts
 Retrieval Expert
 with a rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 22 Apr 2016
at 15:29
Re: leavetaking
Away this weekend.
Narrator
 GM, 2358 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 22 Apr 2016
at 16:58
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 58):

Have a good holiday
Hitomi
 player, 824 posts
 Retrieval Expert
 with a rank 2 Guild badge
Wed 27 Apr 2016
at 21:56
Re: leavetaking
Away Thursday - Sunday.
Hitomi
 player, 825 posts
 Retrieval Expert
 with a rank 2 Guild badge
Sun 1 May 2016
at 23:13
Re: leavetaking
Back
Narrator
 GM, 2399 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 2 May 2016
at 12:01
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 61):

Good to have you back
Iskander
 player, 432 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 A wanderer from Valdassya
Tue 3 May 2016
at 18:59
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 62):

moving back to indiana tonight or tomorrow. it won't keep me offline, but i might be making my posts at different, earlier times in the day, until i can get my own wifi set up in my new place.
Narrator
 GM, 2412 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 3 May 2016
at 21:22
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Iskander (msg # 63):

Thanks
Hitomi
 player, 828 posts
 Retrieval Expert
 with a rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 6 May 2016
at 02:53
Re: leavetaking
Mostly away again this weekend.
Narrator
 GM, 2422 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 6 May 2016
at 19:31
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 65):

Ok. Be well. Should have a little action next week
Narrator
 GM, 2463 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 11 May 2016
at 18:40
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 66):

I will be away from midday Thursday through Sunday, so keep the posting rate down til monday, except in OOC
Gorgath
 player, 273 posts
 HP 20/20 FP 13/13
Tue 17 May 2016
at 17:46
Re: leavetaking
I'm away for a surprise appendectomy, actually had it done today.  Will be posting from my phone until later this week.
Hitomi
 player, 840 posts
 Retrieval Expert
 with a rank 2 Guild badge
Tue 17 May 2016
at 18:35
Re: leavetaking
Swift recovery!
Oly
 player, 676 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Tue 17 May 2016
at 18:41
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Gorgath (msg # 68):

Just hate those sorts of surprises... get well quickly...
Narrator
 GM, 2471 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 17 May 2016
at 19:06
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Gorgath (msg # 68):

Feel better!
Hitomi
 player, 844 posts
 Retrieval Expert
 with a rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 20 May 2016
at 03:23
Re: leavetaking
Largely away this weekend.
bear
 player, 5 posts
Fri 20 May 2016
at 06:58
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 72):

Nasty, had out in the middle of exams!
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 198 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 2/12 PI 5/15
Wed 25 May 2016
at 17:17
Re: leavetaking
Starting on the 1st and going through the 6th, I'll be unavailable for most of the weekend.  I'm working a convention, doing prep work, post work, etc.  I might jump on somewhere in there, but expect me to be gone the whole time.
Hitomi
 player, 846 posts
 Retrieval Expert
 with a rank 2 Guild badge
Wed 25 May 2016
at 18:53
Re: leavetaking
That is pretty much me this weekend.
Narrator
 GM, 2495 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 25 May 2016
at 21:38
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hitomi (msg # 75):

Jessie, enjoy NTGC, you too Hitomi, if that's   where you are going to be. You might  meet up!
Oly
 player, 682 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 23:40
Re: leavetaking
I will be mostly out of touch Friday - Monday ... will post if I can....
Iskander
 player, 679 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 A wanderer from Valdassya
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 23:44
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 77):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_8KR-n2fBQ xD
Oly
 player, 683 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 23:57
Re: leavetaking
Neither really resembles me ...
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 199 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 2/12 PI 5/15
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 09:22
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 76):

Phoenix ComiCon actually.  Thank you.  I did enjoy it.  Now I need the 30+ hours of sleep I didn't get.
Oly
 player, 684 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 00:22
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 79):

I am back as well, having visited USS Iowa and USS Midway. Well worth the trip...
Narrator
 GM, 2531 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 00:37
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 81):

Cool
Christine Bjorn
 player, 812 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 01:07
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 82):

Jealous here...
Oly
 player, 685 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 01:36
Re: leavetaking
Very sore knees and calves here... we covered all the lower half of Iowa, firing computers, boilers, engines, turbo-generators, fire rooms ... to the shaft alleys...  up to the 02 level for Communications (send and receive are on different levels, neither compartment is small), the anchor winches, CEC (the old CIC) and the Captains sea cabin once used b FDR ... do you have any idea of how many ladders that encompasses?

USS Midway is a very well presented museum... LOTS to look at, again, lots of ladders, but some elevators added to allow the handicapped reasonable access. Our only mistake was trying to do it all in a weekend.
Stringfellow Hill
 player, 270 posts
 Bard
Mon 15 Aug 2016
at 04:16
Re: leavetaking
Sorry I haven't been posting, I am on vacation and will be until the end of the week.
Chye Isuel
 player, 140 posts
 Youxia/Bard
Mon 15 Aug 2016
at 04:22
Re: leavetaking
xD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fQESUBMwGg
Jin
 player, 443 posts
Tue 23 Aug 2016
at 16:26
Re: leavetaking
Going to be busy for a bit. Few days. Maybe a week. Work stuff.
Narrator
 GM, 2821 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 23 Aug 2016
at 21:50
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Jin (msg # 87):

Ok. We can slow the next bit.
Jin
 player, 444 posts
Wed 24 Aug 2016
at 17:15
Re: leavetaking
You can just NPC me for a week. I don't want to slow the pace.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 549 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 8/9 FP: 1/10
Wed 24 Aug 2016
at 22:31
Re: leavetaking
So it'll be a week of kinder, gentler Jin?  Not sure that group could survive it!
Chye Isuel
 player, 162 posts
 Youxia/Bard
Wed 24 Aug 2016
at 23:07
Re: leavetaking
hahahahaaaaaa!
Jin
 player, 445 posts
Fri 26 Aug 2016
at 15:04
Re: leavetaking
m' back.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 551 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 8/9 FP: 1/10
Fri 26 Aug 2016
at 18:04
Re: leavetaking
Jin:
m' back.

Awww, and I was next on the list for free backrubs from Jin!

This message was last edited by the player at 18:04, Fri 26 Aug 2016.

Narrator
 GM, 2969 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 01:16
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 93):

I am traveling  all next week, I will be only checking in occasionally. Please avail yourselves of the occ in my
absense.
Beodir Nalas-Radin
 player, 17 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 14:33
Re: leavetaking
Busy day at work. I'll try to get a post out this evening.
Beodir Nalas-Radin
 player, 69 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 00:28
Re: leavetaking
I'm off to my cousin's wedding this weekend. I may not get a post out Friday and I will not be back until Sunday night. I should be able to pick things up on Monday.
Narrator
 GM, 3664 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 00:52
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Beodir Nalas-Radin (msg # 96):

Ok just got new players for Harlan and Reanna
Oren
 player, 867 posts
Tue 2 May 2017
at 16:14
Re: leavetaking
Work is murder. Gonna be super busy.
Hilerno Orison
 player, 46 posts
Wed 3 May 2017
at 22:34
Re: leavetaking
I'll be offline through Sunday, then traveling for work until Wednesday. See you soon!
Oren
 player, 869 posts
Sat 6 May 2017
at 16:16
Re: leavetaking
Working through the weekend. Hope to be back Monday.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1164 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Mon 26 Jun 2017
at 17:26
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oren (msg # 100):

Steaming to an area of negligible internet reception for the next three weeks. I will post when I can. Sorry for inconvenience.
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 273 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 12/12 PI15/15
Wed 28 Jun 2017
at 20:36
Re: leavetaking
I've been offline far more over the past week and a half than I thought I would be, probably should've announced leave time since I was taking care of family business.
However, it seems like I wasn't needed during that time, so we're good!
Beodir Nalas-Radin
 player, 96 posts
Thu 29 Jun 2017
at 12:46
Re: leavetaking
I think I will need to bow out of this game. Apparently, my life has gotten too busy to give it the focus it deserves. Thanks for gaming with me.
Chye Isuel
 player, 775 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 29 Jun 2017
at 17:00
Re: leavetaking
 baddabum bum bum....and another one bites the dust!
Narrator
 GM, 4109 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 29 Jun 2017
at 22:41
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 104):

Be well Beodir. And that leaves very few PC's in the Ogrekin's expedition
Sorsha
 player, 645 posts
Mon 3 Jul 2017
at 02:47
Re: leavetaking
I will be out from July 3 to July 11 probably with out access. GM can move me along if needed.
Narrator
 GM, 4129 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 3 Jul 2017
at 13:43
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Sorsha (msg # 106):

Thank you! Enjoy the vacay (if it is)
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 291 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 12/12 PI15/15
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 06:59
Re: leavetaking
While fiddling with GCA and DFRPG data files over the past two weeks, I've been trying to be very diligent on checking in and posting when needed.

However, I'm gearing up for my trip to Strategicon/Gateway 2017 which is 9-1 through 9-4 in LA.

I'll be sporadic over the next few days, then gone for a few, then hopefully catching up before the following weekend.
Goran the Marked
 player, 26 posts
 Priest of Hors
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 19:11
Re: leavetaking
I will be away Sep 4-12th, with uncertain access to internet. Please feel free to NPC Goran and Danos during that time to keep things moving.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1166 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 9/10
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 23:00
Re: leavetaking
Hurricanes gonna hit sometime tomorrow night/sunday morning... so if I stop posting that's why.


[EDIT]
That would be Jareth, Jednesa, Stenet, and Ulo.
[/EDIT]

This message was last edited by the player at 23:02, Fri 08 Sept 2017.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1228 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 00:11
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 110):

Wishing you safe time and constant internet!
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1167 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 9/10
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 01:28
Re: leavetaking
If it's anything like the last hurricane to us (Florida) I won't even notice it.  If it's like Charley and Frances (much more likely) I may be without power for a week or two.
Narrator
 GM, 4384 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 11:28
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 112):

Stay dry and good luck!
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 32 posts
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 11:59
Re: leavetaking
Jareth Mooncalled:
If it's anything like the last hurricane to us (Florida) I won't even notice it.  If it's like Charley and Frances (much more likely) I may be without power for a week or two.



Good luck with that Jareth!
Chye Isuel
 player, 852 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 17:21
Re: leavetaking
Another reason why I'm back in the heart land.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1171 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 9/10
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 20:56
Re: leavetaking
Chye Isuel:
Another reason why I'm back in the heart land.

Isn't that where boredom goes to die?

Anyway, as can be seen, yet another of God's Wrath has failed to wipe me from this earth.  But two and a half days without power (and thus blessed a/c)... it came close.
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 294 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 12/12 PI15/15
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 21:04
Re: leavetaking
Jareth Mooncalled:
Anyway, as can be seen, yet another of God's Wrath has failed to wipe me from this earth.  But two and a half days without power (and thus blessed a/c)... it came close.


No power/no AC sucks.  Glad you're still with us to tell the tale.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 884 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 22:51
Re: leavetaking
I could live without A/C for a couple days a lot more easily than I could live without internet.
Oly
 player, 922 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 23:02
Re: leavetaking
Depends on where you are ... Dareos is in Phoenix I think ... A/C there is a greater necessity.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1172 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 9/10
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 23:09
Re: leavetaking
Ardenas Barehand:
I could live without A/C for a couple days a lot more easily than I could live without internet.

I was tempted to skip getting online today.  But I'm too dog tired* to bother moving all my furniture about (long-term plan**)... so I"m lazying about online instead.

* 2 nights with pretty much no sleep + busted my ass doing clean-up yard work in the sun all day.
** Work is still without power so I have tomorrow off.  I'll move all my furniture about then.

Oly:
Depends on where you are ... Dareos is in Phoenix I think ... A/C there is a greater necessity.

I'm in Orlando, FL.  Hot as balls down here.
Oly
 player, 923 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 02:19
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 120):

LOL ... PHX was 110 today ... It's not hot until the polish melts off your shoes.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 885 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 08:38
Re: leavetaking
Let's not forget that 95 in Orlando is hotter than 110 in Phoenix.  Humidity is a bitch.
Narrator
 GM, 4402 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 11:00
Re: leavetaking
Humidity nonwithstabding, glad you are safe.
Oly
 player, 924 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 16:14
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 122):

LoL... haven't been to Phoenix I see ... land of canals (draining the Colorado River into drinking water etc.) and swimming pools, well watered lawns. It's not 90% humidity, but it sure makes the place damnably uncomfortable. I've lived in the 95 & 95% ... it's unpleasant too, but Phoenix is it's own little hell. Still don't understand why people live there.

We make jokes about people coming out of work in the afternoon to find their car overheating ... people have been known to park a mile or more from a door, just to park in some shade.
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 295 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 12/12 PI15/15
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 16:59
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 124):

Yeah, like any place that's at least somewhat inhospitable, it takes the right kind of person to endure it.
120 degree heat for a month or so doesn't bother me much (I don't work outdoors though), and we're not prone to any of the other natural catastrophes while still having the benefit of being a huge city.
I can hit Disneyland, the ocean, Mexico, Las Vegas, AZ Snowbowl, or Lake Havasu in a few hours if I wanted to.
Oly
 player, 925 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 17:02
Re: leavetaking
Well Florida doesn't see many haboobs!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 886 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 22:37
Re: leavetaking
I once drove through Arizona on my way from Socorro, NM to Los Angeles (actually to the I-40/I-5 interchange, a little east of LA).  I think we went past Phoenix, but if we got off the freeway, it was for gas or lunch -- and it was in October.  Nights outside Socorro had been cool enough to call for a coat the two days previous.

So, no, the way you mean, I haven't been to Phoenix.
Oly
 player, 926 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Thu 14 Sep 2017
at 02:04
Re: leavetaking
Had a good friend from Socorro many years ago...  unfortunately no longer with us.
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 297 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 12/12 PI15/15
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 08:46
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 127):

Do you live in Socorro Ardenas?


Oly:
Well Florida doesn't see many haboobs!

Neither does Arizona really.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:49, Fri 15 Sept 2017.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 889 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 09:17
Re: leavetaking
No, I was visiting for the Enchanted Skies star party in 1998.  Had my barely-finished home built 8" Dobson Newtonian in the back of my van, going home from a serendipitous side-by-side comparison with a 10" Schmidt-Cassegrain (mine gave identical view, took a bit longer to put on target than the computer controlled big money unit), when I rolled past Phoenix.
Oly
 player, 937 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 00:53
Re: leavetaking
I'm going to be intermittent to absent... Family Emergency.
Chye Isuel
 player, 886 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 01:17
Re: leavetaking
Godspeed. Hope everything is alright!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 908 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 09:14
Re: leavetaking
We'll keep the ogres warm for you.  ;)
Oly
 player, 938 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 02:44
Re: leavetaking
Thanks Ardenas... nothing worse than Cold Ogres.  I think things are better now... have my wife back from the Hospital ... no more 100 mile each way drives, thank God. What could have been horrible is merely a small adjustment to meds... a Blessing to be sure!
Chye Isuel
 player, 889 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 02:49
Re: leavetaking
welcome back
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1207 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 9/10
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:02
Re: leavetaking
Oly:
What could have been horrible is merely a small adjustment to meds... a Blessing to be sure!

Amen!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 910 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 09:10
Re: leavetaking
A small adjustment to meds could be a major emergency, if it isn't done promptly and correctly.  My partner is dependent on meds, too, though we're seemingly a lot closer to medical care.  That's offset by a doc who seems to completely not care...
Narrator
 GM, 4472 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 12:27
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 134):

I am glad she is ok!
Oly
 player, 939 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 18:07
Re: leavetaking
Thanks all; We have closer medical care ... but when you show stroke symptoms, you get medivac'd to the big city hospital's really quickly. It's quite complex, with several things in confluence causing the problem, but a slight adjustment should prevent any further issues, we and the Neurologists think/hope.
Narrator
 GM, 4478 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 12:38
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 139):

I am on vacation the next two weeks. This weekend I will be out and about with ny wife, Monday-Friday I will be posting often and early, but the week after I will be traveling and posting irregularly.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 83 posts
Wed 11 Oct 2017
at 11:20
Re: leavetaking
I'm travelling in europe for the next couple of weeks

I expect to be online enough to post regularly, but if i slow down then that is the reason.
Feel free to just NPC HAveron if he's holding anything up and i'll make posts as and when possible.
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 375 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Sat 23 Mar 2019
at 23:08
Re: leavetaking
I haven't been able to post much lately and I don't see that changing much, my daughter is now 1 1/2 and taking all of my free time. I think I am going to have to bow out of this game.

Thanks for all the fun.

Nodwin
Stringfellow
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 373 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Sun 24 Mar 2019
at 01:37
Re: leavetaking
Sorry to see you go.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1594 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Sun 24 Mar 2019
at 03:10
Re: leavetaking
You've already been missed man.

Are you adverse to someone taking up the character? (not me, I'm already in that group obviously)
Narrator
 GM, 6092 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 25 Mar 2019
at 18:49
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Nodwin Zideqick (msg # 142):

Thank you for being here Nodwin. May your daughter grow to roll dice with pride.
Clarence Montague
 player, 205 posts
 Torchbearer
Mon 25 Mar 2019
at 19:25
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 145):

Thanks for letting us know. Kids are so much fun! My daughter is 3 now...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1595 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Tue 26 Mar 2019
at 03:18
Re: leavetaking
Nodwin Zideqick:
... my daughter is now 1 1/2 ...

Come on back once she's ... what 8?  Is that a good age for introducing them to rpgs? ... You'll have only missed like a week of the Junior's time.  :P
Chye Isuel
 player, 1434 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Tue 26 Mar 2019
at 09:19
Re: leavetaking
lol! 4 years = 3 days
Narrator
 GM, 6093 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 26 Mar 2019
at 13:52
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 148):

Im going to give Nodwin to Balir in about a week. Do you want me to give you a placeholder character so you can just drop in?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1176 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 27 Mar 2019
at 08:50
Re: leavetaking
Chye Isuel:
lol! 4 years = 3 days


Not far wrong.  I built Ardenas in May 2015.  I think it's been three weeks for him, maybe four.  Call it  week a year, unless there's something complex going on.
James
 player, 38 posts
 Knight
 of noble lineage
Wed 27 Mar 2019
at 22:03
Re: leavetaking
sorry i've been so busy
Grimaldi
 player, 369 posts
Wed 27 Mar 2019
at 22:06
Re: leavetaking

This message was deleted by the player at 22:07, Wed 27 Mar 2019.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1598 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Wed 27 Mar 2019
at 23:13
Re: leavetaking
Ardenas Barehand:
Chye Isuel:
lol! 4 years = 3 days


Not far wrong.  I built Ardenas in May 2015.  I think it's been three weeks for him, maybe four.  Call it  week a year, unless there's something complex going on.

Jareth's first post was in September 20th 2015, 6 months and 3 years ago.  It's roughly 4 days in his life since...
Jednesa's first post was March 23rd 2016, almost exactly 3 years ago.  It's also been 4 days in her life since.
Narrator
 GM, 6101 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 28 Mar 2019
at 13:33
Re: leavetaking
In reply to James (msg # 151):

It would be good to see you back! I know midterms are coming up, let me know when you have some slack time and we can get you and Percival back in action.
James
 player, 39 posts
 Knight
 of noble lineage
Thu 28 Mar 2019
at 19:02
Re: leavetaking
lets do it
Narrator
 GM, 6104 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 28 Mar 2019
at 19:58
Re: leavetaking
In reply to James (msg # 155):

Are you good to go now, or sliding into midterms?
James
 player, 40 posts
 Knight
 of noble lineage
Fri 29 Mar 2019
at 00:01
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 156):

Finals are at the end of April, so I'm good
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 377 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Fri 29 Mar 2019
at 20:54
Re: leavetaking
Well, you've assigned me Nodwin.  I haven't read up on his threads yet.  It's spring break for the rest of the family, and I have been extra busy holding down the fort.  It should happen this weekend, I work Sunday and expect it to be slow.

Of course, I have totally dared Murphy to come hunting me now...
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1583 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Sun 31 Mar 2019
at 08:51
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Nodwin Zideqick (msg # 158):

As long as it is not O'Reilly.  He was the guy that said Murphy was an optimist...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1182 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 31 Mar 2019
at 10:52
Re: leavetaking
Christine Bjorn:
In reply to Nodwin Zideqick (msg # 158):

As long as it is not O'Reilly.  He was the guy that said Murphy was an optimist...


Murphy was an optimist.  He thought that only things that can go wrong, will.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1603 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Sun 31 Mar 2019
at 15:24
Re: leavetaking
Ardenas Barehand:
Christine Bjorn:
In reply to Nodwin Zideqick (msg # 158):

As long as it is not O'Reilly.  He was the guy that said Murphy was an optimist...


Murphy was an optimist.  He thought that only things that can go wrong, will.

A positively bright and sunny outlook he had.
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 365 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 12/12 PI15/15
Thu 23 May 2019
at 03:41
Re: leavetaking
I'm working a convention and then moving.

So I'll be out of touch for at least the next four days (23rd - 26th) but likely not back until the 28th.
Narrator
 GM, 6387 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 23 May 2019
at 15:03
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 162):

Enjoy the con, have a painless move.
Darius Kopaki
 player, 148 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Wed 5 Jun 2019
at 21:00
Re: leavetaking
I will be away from this Saturday for nine days, returning on Monday. There is a slight chance I'll have internet access, but I cannot guarantee it.
Narrator
 GM, 6442 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 6 Jun 2019
at 18:52
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Darius Kopaki (msg # 164):

We will just be awarding pints and uch.
Darius Kopaki
 player, 165 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 15:50
Re: leavetaking
I will be away starting Monday, and return on Friday, 2019-09-13.
Narrator
 GM, 6714 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 20:26
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Darius Kopaki (msg # 166):

Hopefully everyone will be back in town...
Dareos Madrigar
 player, 373 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 12/12 PI15/15
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 02:22
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 162):

I'm leaving in the morning for a convention in Los Angeles.  I'll be back on Monday.  I'll likely be unable to post during the weekend.
Narrator
 GM, 6718 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 12:00
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 168):

Thanks. Have fun!
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1700 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 05:17
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 169):

Just a heads up. I expect I will have somewhat reduced activity between the 25 Sep and 08 Oct, and then much reduced activity, probably none at all, from the 10th Oct until the 9th Dec.Sorry for any inconvenience that may cause. Please feel free to NPC my characters in that time if they hold up any threads (But please don't kill them!)
Narrator
 GM, 6818 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 19:32
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 170):

Npcing them should be easy: fireball everything, and double tap anyone fornicating.

Going asea?

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:26, Sun 22 Sept 2019.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1701 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 20:21
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 171):

Yeah, all awash!
Urrun
 player, 229 posts
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 23:22
Re: leavetaking
Oooohhh... a submarine? Yuck.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1592 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 06:46
Re: leavetaking
Had to move abruptly, too many problems at the house, and if I'd stayed, I'd most likely wind up in prison for assault, or worse. I may be MIA for a bit, but once I get wifi set up at ma's, I'll bring back in the game! Sorry ya'll
Narrator
 GM, 7037 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 23:09
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 174):

Just take 5hat time to save for a place with a better set of roomates. Sorry you had to deal with jackholes like that.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1593 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 18:53
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 175):

i've moved all my stuff out of my original place, and i'm gonna play some hardball tactics and see how it plays out. good thing i have both diplomacy and intimidation skills. xD
me and the current roomy are both giving our ultimatums to the land lord, and threaten him with code, and we're withholding rent, until we
see the electricity repaired, and repaired right. no meatball jobs!

This message was last edited by the player at 18:56, Tue 19 Nov 2019.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1810 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 21:29
Re: leavetaking
Chye Isuel:
... until we see the electricity repaired, and repaired right.

Them angry pixie tunnels are serious business!  They can start fires if you let them get loose!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1346 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 23:40
Re: leavetaking
Chye Isuel:
In reply to Narrator (msg # 175):

and we're withholding rent


Very important!! Check your state and local laws to be sure, but in most states, just withholding the rent puts the landlord within rights to evict you and send all the remaining rent due for your lease period into collection.  What you're likely required to do is put the rent amount into an escrow account to be paid to the landlord when repairs are completed, often less a pro-rata deduction for the period when the premises were legally uninhabitable (i.e. unsafe due to electrical faults or fire code violations, lacking electrical, water or sewer service due to landlord's negligence or malfeasance, etc.).

The important point here is that you need to be able to prove you had the rent to pay on or before the date it was due, and still have it available at all times from then until the situation is resolved.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1594 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 04:09
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 178):

we'll just report it to code, for the unsafe conditions, and the failure to maintain the property. and if worst comes to worst, abandon ship! i'm current on my rent, up to this month, and have my receipts.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:44, Wed 20 Nov 2019.

Dareos Madrigar
 player, 377 posts
 Dark One/Cleric o Sethygg
 HP 12/12 FP 12/12 PI15/15
Tue 3 Dec 2019
at 21:11
Re: leavetaking
Once we're settled back in town (resolving money, points, etc) Dareos is going to take a break from adventuring to start cultivating a stronger following of his religion.

While he's doing that, his player will be away as well on his own hiatus.


I've had fun with the groups I've adventured with. Hope to see you all when I/we return.
Narrator
 GM, 7091 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 3 Dec 2019
at 23:19
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Dareos Madrigar (msg # 180):

Be well Jessie! It has been good having you here!
Ryojin
 player, 51 posts
 Martial artist
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 14:45
Re: leavetaking
Duty calls, I will be away for who knows how long on active duty.
Narrator
 GM, 7565 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 15:50
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ryojin (msg # 182):

I salute you Andre!
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1863 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 19:13
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ryojin (msg # 182):

I would ask where, but no chance of meeting with all the current restrictions!
Balir Ironhide
 player, 240 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 20:16
Re: leavetaking
Thank you for your service.  That goes for all the service people.
Oly
 player, 1193 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 21:02
Re: leavetaking
Many of us have been there and done that, we will save you a spot for whenever you get back and feel like rejoining.
Berry
 player, 176 posts
 Mage
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 03:52
Re: leavetaking
The next couple weeks I'm going to be short on time.
Narrator
 GM, 7698 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 12:27
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Berry (msg # 187):

Thank you Berry
Balir Ironhide
 player, 257 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 14:25
Re: leavetaking
My father went into the hospital this morning.  I may have more or less time to post depending on how he does.
Narrator
 GM, 7708 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 14:39
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 189):

attend to him as best you are able. that absolutely comes first.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1910 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 06:25
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 190):

Just a heads up: I will have very limited connectivity for the next three weeks, and for the next 8 weeks after that, work will be crazy, so expect a slow-down in my posting, but I will try to keep up.
Narrator
 GM, 7868 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 18:08
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 191):

Thank you
Jendrich
 player, 57 posts
Sun 9 Aug 2020
at 16:13
Re: leavetaking
I'll be visiting my family for a few days. I should be back by Wednesday.
Narrator
 GM, 8067 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 10 Aug 2020
at 17:55
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Jendrich (msg # 193):

Thank you, be safe@
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1971 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 06:49
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 194):

Just a heads up. On Monday we will be setting off for four weeks with work. It is likely that I will not be able to post regularly, if at all, during that time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 351 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 00:27
Re: leavetaking
On vacation next week.  While I should be on, posting may be irregular depending on many factors (principally safety).
Christine Bjorn
 player, 2028 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 HP: 9/9, FP: 10/15
Fri 26 Mar 2021
at 09:38
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 196):

From this Sunday Australian Time I may be a bit more scarce than usual for two weeks, as I am spending time with family!
Percival
 player, 42 posts
Mon 19 Apr 2021
at 18:46
Re: leavetaking
sorry I've been ridiculously busy - the end of the final semester has meant a ton of work and job searching (the job searching hasn't been going too well, unfortunately).
Berry
 player, 224 posts
 Mage
Sat 26 Jun 2021
at 23:41
Re: leavetaking
I'll be crazy busy till Independence Day! (July 4th)
Narrator
 GM, 9107 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 27 Jun 2021
at 20:03
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Berry (msg # 199):

I will post for you and Gareth when you get back!
Oly
 player, 1312 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 2 Oct 2021
at 00:11
Re: leavetaking
OK, I am going to be scarce on and off as I have two of my son's getting married this month and the other sons coming home to attend. I'll do what I can and try to keep all aware of potential blank spots.
Narrator
 GM, 9468 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 2 Oct 2021
at 22:42
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 201):

did they pick the same month so famiky would only have to travel once?
Oly
 player, 1313 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 00:05
Re: leavetaking
No, not at all ...one in Arizona and one in Texas.
Narrator
 GM, 9480 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 17:04
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 203):

ugh that is a bit of traveling!
Oly
 player, 1315 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 22:31
Re: leavetaking
Yup, but could be worse, at least I can drive.
Oly
 player, 1320 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 22:00
Re: leavetaking
I'll be scarce  from Tuesday the 19th through Monday the 25th due to a little trip to Dallas, Texas for the second wedding.

That will also apply for:
Adept Yisslitheniss
Aethul
Brodak
Jocelyn
Lazrael
Mellarill
Razael
Sparky
Syvanus
Thorg
Urrun

as well as Johan Stark and Azrael, both of whom are mostly retired characters.
Hannatti
 player, 124 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 22:06
Re: leavetaking
You have 13 char on here. Oh my, that's a lot!
Oly
 player, 1321 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 22:17
Re: leavetaking
Yes! And they all like you ;-)  LoL

Some are much less involved or on ice. Others are very active.
Hannatti
 player, 125 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 22:21
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 208):

Well I'm still thrilled for rediscovering GURPS after not having played it for several years.

Anyway, I hope the trip and the wedding are smooth and perfect.
Oly
 player, 1322 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sun 17 Oct 2021
at 00:01
Re: leavetaking
Thank You, I do too.
Oly
 player, 1354 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Mon 18 Apr 2022
at 19:52
Re: leavetaking
OK, So after tomorrow I'll have limited connectivity and time to post for a week as I am heading to Texas to my youngest son's wedding Celebration. It's the Covid thing, married in October but now the big celebration.

That will also apply for:
Adept Yisslitheniss
Aethul
Brodak
Jocelyn
Lazrael
Mellarill
Razael
Sparky
Syvanus
Thorg
Urrun
Narrator
 GM, 10250 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 18 Apr 2022
at 21:54
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 211):

have a great time!
Oly
 player, 1355 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Mon 18 Apr 2022
at 22:59
Re: leavetaking
Thanks, but it looks like a thunder run both ways.
Marcus Blackthorn
 player, 150 posts
 Archer, merc for hire
 HP 12
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 07:38
Re: leavetaking
Vacation without i-net 19th apr - 24th apr
Narrator
 GM, 10296 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 27 Apr 2022
at 17:49
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Marcus Blackthorn (msg # 214):

vacation without posting may 1-9th
Narrator
 GM, 10384 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 26 May 2022
at 16:22
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 215):

Haveron will be away for a week
Berry
 player, 261 posts
 Mage
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 02:06
Re: leavetaking
I'm gonna be really busy for the next two weeks. Just assume I'm following along behind the group?
Narrator
 GM, 10653 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 14:40
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Berry (msg # 217):

thanks for the heads-up
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1908 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 1 Oct 2022
at 18:52
Re: leavetaking
My power is out, thanks to Ian, and I have only cell data Internet for my phone.  Plus, screen keyboards suck.  Tree over power lines, so it might be a couple days before I'm back on.
Oly
 player, 1395 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 1 Oct 2022
at 23:55
Re: leavetaking
Best of Luck Ardenas, Hope they get it sorted quickly.
Narrator
 GM, 10882 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 2 Oct 2022
at 14:27
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 219):

hope you get the power back soon!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1909 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 2 Oct 2022
at 20:56
Re: leavetaking
I had a (robo)call from Duke Energy on Saturday, estimating that they'd have our power restored by 11:45 PM EDT on Sunday.  This afternoon around 4:15, the power came on.  About 4:30, I got a call from Duke Energy apologizing for the change in estimate and giving the exact same estimated time of power restoration.  I'm sure I'll get a call tomorrow morning (since they don't call after 9:00 PM or before 8:00 AM) confirming that the power has been restored...

Half an hour of disconnecting the inverter from the car (maintaining water circulation and heat for my partner's reef aquarium, getting the UPS boxes back where they belonged (the ones that power my partner's computers, my computer, and the 3D printer ran the aquarium the first couple hours the power was down), and waiting for the cable modem to find the internet service again, and everything was back.  It looks like the contents of the refrigerator stayed about as cool as they would in a camping icebox (less than 48 hours without power and door opened only once in that time); the freezer partially thawed some items, so we'll have stuff that stuck together, but everything should still be edible.

And I'll be catching up here over the next hour or so.
Narrator
 GM, 10886 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 3 Oct 2022
at 17:24
Re: leavetaking
I am glad you got it all back!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1912 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 3 Oct 2022
at 23:09
Re: leavetaking
Narrator:
I am glad you got it all back!


Thanks.  Due to UPS on all the computers, we had orderly shutdowns all around.

Mine will run my computer (and internet modem/router) through about an hour power drop, but if it's off more than ten minutes or so we shut down and transfer the battery units to the aquarium (and we don't need to run the heater unless it's down overnight, so that draws a good bit less than a computer).  Partner's UPS has a bigger battery than mine, but two iMacs and a Mac Mini (plus their monitors, one of which is a Wacom tablet screen) draw a bit more power than my single computer, which automatically shuts down BOINC tasks when on battery so goes to a pretty low idle draw.
Narrator
 GM, 10905 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 7 Oct 2022
at 21:33
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 224):

I am going on vacation and will be afk for a week
Oly
 player, 1401 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 8 Oct 2022
at 17:17
Re: leavetaking
Sounds very reasonable... hopefully your family gets some rest and recuperation.
Berry
 player, 271 posts
 Mage
Thu 24 Nov 2022
at 01:07
Re: leavetaking
I'll be traveling for the next week or so.
Narrator
 GM, 11044 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 24 Nov 2022
at 15:13
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Berry (msg # 227):

be safe and enjoy
Christine Bjorn
 player, 2373 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 HP: 9/9, FP: 3/15
Fri 2 Dec 2022
at 02:10
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 228):

Oly messaged me to say his internet line has been cut, and is restricted to phone posting on very rare occasions until it is rectified. It seems unlikely to be before next Friday though.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:38, Fri 02 Dec 2022.

Narrator
 GM, 11083 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 2 Dec 2022
at 17:47
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 229):

aw crap
Oly
 player, 1406 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 2 Dec 2022
at 20:43
Re: leavetaking
I am good now, fixed faster than they saidthey could ... for how long? Not sure, but so long as they keep the idiots with back hoes away!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1926 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 12 Dec 2022
at 23:58
Re: leavetaking
I've got computer problems -- main desktop machine failed an upgrade and wouldn't boot after, now after being turned off for almost 24 hours it won't even power on.  Looks like a power supply problem is the first issue to solve.

I've got a laptop (with a hazardously outdated operating system, but it works) -- problem is, my current character sheets are only on the desktop machine and I've been remiss in updating the ones stored here.  So, I can get in here and play, more or less, but I may be a little fuzzy on what I'm carrying, how exhausted/wounded characters are, etc.

I'll try to continue to check in, but it's likely to be Christmas weekend before I have everything fixed.

This affects Ardenas Barehand, Aldous Hack, Chou-Zhen Mou, Frog sisters, Mario Crowfoot, and Virgilio Hohlfeld.
Narrator
 GM, 11123 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 13 Dec 2022
at 14:19
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 232):

yikes! I hope you are able to recover everything else on that computer.
Hannatti
 player, 464 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Tue 13 Dec 2022
at 15:01
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 232):

I had a similar thing a couple of months ago. It was the main power cable.
Worth checking before stripping things down again!
Lots cheaper to fix than the other options
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1930 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 13 Dec 2022
at 23:23
Re: leavetaking
My data's safe, boss -- I learned LONG ago to partition my storage and put the data in different volumes from the operating system.  I just have to get to it -- get the machine to start up again, and then fix the operating system.


Thanks for the suggestion, Hannatti; I think I have a spare power cable around so I'll be sure to check that before I spend $80-$85 on a power supply.
Hannatti
 player, 465 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Wed 14 Dec 2022
at 00:36
Re: leavetaking
You're very welcome!
Good luck

Maybe let me know how it goes?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1931 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 14 Dec 2022
at 09:47
Re: leavetaking
I'll update here.  Gotta dig up that cord...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1939 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 26 Dec 2022
at 23:10
Re: leavetaking
Okay, it wasn't the power cord; I'm currently running a new power supply with the same old power cord (because it's a PITA to crawl under my desk to thread a new one to the UPS).

And for future reference, the only practical difference between a 500W and 700W power supply is number of 12V accessory connectors.  Each one of those connectors has the same current limit, so if you haven't upgraded your motherboard, video card, or case fan (that runs on direct power supply connection, unlike mine that piggybacks on an old school hard disk power connector), there's nothing gained by going to a higher rated power supply vs. the old one (if it failed, it was probably just component aging or power condition related component damage -- in my case, the dead one had run almost continuously for about six years since my last hardware rebuild, three or four of those years before I got a UPS).

Anyway, the machine is back up; after installing the power supply I had to rerun the Kubuntu 22.04 installer (three times, as it turned out; something damaged my boot loader, then Boot Repair erased a bunch of stuff so I reinstalled to be sure I wasn't missing anything critical, and both of those times I had the wrong username so my old desktop settings and such weren't picked up).

But now I have everything working, my SeaMonkey bookmarks were preserved (meaning that config file, at least, wasn't harmed), and I've gotten critical items reinstalled.  I'll probably be finding and reinstalling third party software I need for the next several weeks, depending how frequently I use a particular package, but the core is done.
Hannatti
 player, 472 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Mon 26 Dec 2022
at 23:34
Re: leavetaking
Sounds like a good job done well. Congrats!!
Christine Bjorn
 player, 2383 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 HP: 9/9, FP: 3/15
Tue 27 Dec 2022
at 01:23
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 238):

Job well done!
Narrator
 GM, 11177 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 27 Dec 2022
at 16:00
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 240):

impressive and beyond my skillset!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1941 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 28 Dec 2022
at 00:31
Re: leavetaking
Honestly, every time I upgrade this, it borders on exceeding my skillset.  Linux isn't really designed for "users" as much as for "gurus" and it doesn't hold your hand the way Windows does.  Then again, it doesn't look over your shoulder the way Windows might, or decide it knows better than you how you want your computer to look or act (like both Windows and Mac do).

And yet, somehow, every time I ask for advice on why the upgrade doesn't work, all I get is "it works perfectly if you only use software in the Ubuntu repositories" followed by "well, if you choose to use software from third parties, it's up to you to determine if it'll work."  Also, "the upgrader is tested to be flawless with only repository packages."

Near as I can figure, every one of these individualists is just like the next; none of them use, say, Vuescan to get images from film to hard disk, or want/need the newest version of Skype instead of the one supplied by the repositories (which in the past has gotten so far out of date before the OS loses support that it can't even log in).

Which is to say, this is more like driving an old farm truck that requires significant banging stuff under the hood with a hammer, than like even driving a reasonably new Ford, never mind a brand new Lexus.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 2385 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 HP: 9/9, FP: 3/15
Wed 28 Dec 2022
at 01:45
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 242):

Linux systems are all the same so much more stable when you get it right though.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1943 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 28 Dec 2022
at 10:10
Re: leavetaking
But they aren't "all the same".  Even the clones use different apps, one guy writes novels and has Organon installed, another guy does a lot of digital art so has Inkscape as well as GIMP (from a Snap, because the one in the repo is years out of date), or runs a VM with a cracked Windows 10/11 inside to be able to use a pirated copy of Photoshop.

"We can't test against every third party app, we don't have the resources Microsoft has and can't control what you're allowed to install like Apple tries to."

Hell, they even make it near impossible for someone who isn't a developer to file a bug report, asking for details like system logs I don't even know where to find (instead of automating that as part of the automatic crash reporter -- which asks for the same things).

Sometimes it seems like Canonical is trying to create a closed ecosystem like MacOS or iOS -- and completely failing at it.  Other times, it seems like the Wild West and my Peacemaker has just jammed up from too much powder fouling on the pivot pin...
Christine Bjorn
 player, 2386 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 HP: 9/9, FP: 3/15
Wed 28 Dec 2022
at 10:56
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 244):

Pretty sure Linux still has programs, not apps...but software is unique for all computers. Even Mac systems have different software...

As I remember, Mac and Windows just crashed, and did not bother sending a bug report half the time. With Linux, just reboot, and you are good to go...the autosave does most of the rest. I don't want to talk about the hours and days lost on Microsoft machines because a crash locked me out of the backup forever...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1944 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 28 Dec 2022
at 23:52
Re: leavetaking
I made the decision to abandon Windows when XP was still "supported" but after I had to remove the FBI Moneypak malware a second time.  I actually made the jump after determining that my (then) one "killer app", the client for There.com, could be installed and run well under Wine (there never was an official There client for any platform except Windows).  Since I'm not much of a gamer, other games not running well on Linux wasn't ever a big deal, and now most Steam games can run under Steam's Proton flavor of Wine even if they don't have an actual Linux version.

I've never really taken to VMs, though.  If I can't run it natively in Kubuntu, I probably won't bother.  Hence I haven't played another game from Cyan Worlds since Uru (which does/did run well under Wine).  I've also never really mastered the process of figuring out what Winetricks are needed to make a Windows app run well, so I pretty well stick to stuff that's been tested and the tricks worked out -- but again, since I'm not much of a "gamer" it rarely matters to me.

On the other hand, Vuescan (controls my Epson scanner, for which there has never been Linux software from Epson) is critical, along with GIMP and sometimes Inkscape.  Also GCS, but I've already got that up and running (along with full access to my character sheets again).

Semantically, "app" is short for "application" which every operating system has -- and to paraphrase grade school geometry, every application is a program, but not all programs are applications.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1945 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 31 Dec 2022
at 21:18
Re: leavetaking
Well, there's no question now that I have a hardware problem; I was getting well along in restoring my preferred setup (slightly modified by stuff that was changed or eliminated in the new Kubuntu version), and then this morning the computer started spontaneously restarting.  I thought it was a thermal problem, so I throttled my BOINC distributed computing tasks, and when the problem recurred again, I unplugged everything external to the tower, hauled it out on the front porch, and used a dog dryer to blow (almost) all the dust out of it.

After which it wouldn't start; the front panel power light and graphics card show-off lighting comes on, the fans run, and the platter hard drive spins up (I can hear it), but POST doesn't complete.

I suspect either the new power supply is defective (unlikely, but possible) or the six year old motherboard has crapped out.  Not looking forward to $500 or more to replace MB, CPU, CPU cooler, and RAM (RAM may not need replaced if the new MB can used DDR3 1600).  Unfortunately, I have no way to test whether it's MB or power supply other than replace stuff until it works.

So, I'll be back on the laptop for, at a guess, at least a week.
Hannatti
 player, 473 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Sat 31 Dec 2022
at 21:21
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 247):
Ouch! poor you
Oly
 player, 1408 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 31 Dec 2022
at 21:51
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 247):

Is there a shop around that can test it for you? A few $$ for solid knowledge of what you need to fix/replace is worth it probably.
Narrator
 GM, 11197 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 1 Jan 2023
at 19:23
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 249):

yeoch! my pc is starting to slow down and sputter a little, and I need to back it up.
Gareth
 player, 1139 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 4/10, FP: 11/17
Sun 1 Jan 2023
at 22:29
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Narrator (msg # 250):

China's prewar attack on important computers in the West, obviously! Gareth is not a conspiracy theorist at all...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1946 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 2 Jan 2023
at 16:31
Re: leavetaking
Oly:
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 247):

Is there a shop around that can test it for you? A few $$ for solid knowledge of what you need to fix/replace is worth it probably.


Yes, there is -- but they're closed today only open weekdays when I'm at work, so I'm going to have to depend on my partner to call them for an appointment and then take the box up there (thirty miles/fifty kilometers) when they're open, or set the appointment for Saturday so I can go myself...

The other bad news is motherboards that use this CPU (AMD Fx8350 = AM3 or AM3+ socket) are "obsolete" and relatively uncommon now (other than eBay), and few if any of the ones that are available new have four memory slots (I have 32 GB, but it's 4x 8 GB DIMMs because this board only supports 8 GB per slot) -- most have only 2 slots, expecting 16 GB or even 32 GB DIMMs to get to larger memory capacity.  So, if I have to upgrade to a Ryzen CPU, I'm looking at $100-$150 for the motherboard, $200-$500 for CPU, $150 or so for 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, $70 for a CPU cooler (if not included in a bundle, and at least a full weekend day to install.

I did spot a "certified refurb" of my exact motherboard on NewEgg for under $70, I think I'll go ahead and get that just to have a spare even if this turns out to be a defective power supply -- I've got performance enough for three or four more years with this hardware.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 681 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Wed 4 Jan 2023
at 12:02
Re: leavetaking
PC is brokzored. Phone not optimal. Will return when fixed. Zombie if needed. Balir always attacks.
PC fixored. Balir is back.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:51, Wed 04 Jan.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1948 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 4 Jan 2023
at 23:36
Re: leavetaking
Well, the relatively nearby computer repair shop doesn't work on "custom built" machines -- so apparently, if it's not a Mac or brand-name PC, it doesn't deserve to be fixed.  I've got a replacement motherboard on the way, but it's coming from China (10-20 days from today, after answering one of their literally eight emails over 24 hours from placing the order to confirm I have the CPU I used to search the board, never mind it's an exact same model replacement for the old one).

If that doesn't fix it I can get another power supply in two or three days from Amazon, so I should be fully back up before the end of February, but between then and now, I can't even run GCS (won't start on this machine, my Linux is too old and I'm not going to consider upgrading this one while the other isn't working).
Hannatti
 player, 475 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Thu 5 Jan 2023
at 00:10
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 253):

Welcome back, Balir!
Hannatti
 player, 482 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Sat 14 Jan 2023
at 14:31
Re: leavetaking
@GM - I have a nasty stomach bug and expect it will be day
 or two before I'm back in your games. NPC me if need be. Sorry but this is really doing a number on me
Narrator
 GM, 11234 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 14 Jan 2023
at 16:37
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Hannatti (msg # 256):

feel better
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1959 posts
 Martial Artist Wizard
 HP 10/10 FP 11/11
Tue 24 Jan 2023
at 00:58
Re: leavetaking
Following up -- my desktop computer appears to be fixed.  New motherboard let it boot again; fresh thermal paste has lowered CPU temperature significantly, and the operating system seems fine, though I'm still restoring some third-party applications.  Getting things back to normal has almost worked its way down to fixing the menus.

Good news is, the motherboard cost only about $70 plus tax; bad news is it took two weeks to come from China (original estimate was two to six weeks, so I'm not complaining).  And the next time I have a problem like this, I'll probably have to spend $500 to upgrade CPU, motherboard, and RAM (this old DDR3 won't work with motherboards that can use a Ryzen), because "tested, refurbished" boards for AMD Fx processors likely won't be available in 3-4 years or longer.
Narrator
 GM, 11273 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 24 Jan 2023
at 21:43
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 258):

dang!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1961 posts
 Martial Artist Wizard
 HP 10/10 FP 11/11
Tue 24 Jan 2023
at 23:57
Re: leavetaking
Narrator:
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 258):

dang!


Well, compare that cost to buying a new ATX tower computer (these days, that's mostly a "gaming tower"), typically much more than that for a "bare bones" system with no hard disk or video card, and a decently performing full system (without OS, ready to install Linux) is likely to run to twice that or more (a decent video card can run above $500).

Since I don't live in my parents' basement and therefore have to earn my own money and pay my own bills, saving several hundred dollars by rebuilding is very preferable to spending that money (that otherwise can go for things like lenses and other camera equipment, film and chemicals, etc.).
Oly
 player, 1418 posts
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Tue 21 Feb 2023
at 18:43
Re: leavetaking
I will be out 23 Feb until early next week, date is indeterminate.

That  includes the Adept, Aethul, Brodak, Jocelyn Lemru, Mellarill, Sparky , Syvanus, Thorg and Urrun, plus some others not active at the moment.
Oly
 player, 1419 posts
 Badly disfigured face
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Mon 27 Feb 2023
at 21:33
Re: leavetaking
I have returned...
Christine Bjorn
 player, 2426 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 HP: 9/9, FP: 3/15
Mon 27 Feb 2023
at 21:37
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Oly (msg # 262):

Welcome back!
Narrator
 GM, 11462 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 18 Mar 2023
at 15:29
Re: leavetaking
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 263):

gping on vacay starting tomorrow, be back the 27th or so