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Topic: MiB 3
Subject: MiB 3

From what I knew, this movie has been viewed as something of a turkey. Understand, I loved the original MiB, and the sequel was still entertaining. I figured that I'd enjoy #3 well enough, but the negative buzz it earned (oh no! time travel!) kept me away.

Well, my wife had DVRed this one on some free Starz weekend (or the like), and last night, we watched it.

It was campy. It was sometimes silly. It was often over the top.

In other words, it was perfectly true to the franchise.

It's no Schindler's List, but for a fun popcorn action flick, you can do WAY worse.

Posted on 2014-11-13 at 16:33:03.

Subject: wow

True seeing saw stuff.


Posted on 2014-11-13 at 16:29:16.

Subject: heh

Somehow, I missed that, too. I'm gonna blame it on an edit.

Nice post, Tann!

Posted on 2014-11-12 at 22:47:05.

Subject: heh

There we go.

Posted on 2014-11-12 at 15:27:58.

Subject: wait just a cotton picking minute

Somebody has true seeing? That somebody needs to be examining everything closely - especially the scarecrow, the bodies, the columns, the skulls.

Posted on 2014-11-12 at 15:14:35.

Subject: heh

So... no levitation?

I'm sure these guys are going to swoop down on us.

Posted on 2014-11-12 at 14:59:52.

Subject: crud

I could so toss the dwarf.

The fact that the arms are crossed *is* rather odd. Again, I'm probably just being paranoid, but it's bugging me.

Did we get anything from detect magic on the bodies?

Arien can levitate at will. I wonder if it's worth investigating, or if this is just the DM screwing with our heads.

Posted on 2014-11-12 at 14:38:24.

Subject: well

Didn't you warn us that we were going to have trouble?

Posted on 2014-11-11 at 11:57:20.

Subject: woo!

Rapid fire post, go!

Posted on 2014-11-11 at 11:14:30.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: very well

A scarecrow? Arien wondered. But why? Surely the hanging bodies were warning enough?

The knight tried to not think too hard about what sort of evil would stitch together the skin of a man to make, in effect, a "No Trespassing" sign.

Before he could even get the words out to ask about possible enchantments, the elven mage had already reported his findings. All rather innocuous and expected... which, for some reason, made Arien all the more uneasy. "Thank you, my friend," he replied to the caster.

"Maximus," the knight spoke softly. "Check the... scarecrow and the surrounding area for traps, if you will. I would not be surprised to find that our enemies have drawn our attention to this macabre display, only to shoot us with poison darts or somesuch while we are distracted. Let us beware the skulls, the pillars, the hunters themselves."

He paused a moment. "I rather doubt that our enemies intend to allow us to simply stroll, unmolested, into the front door."

Posted on 2014-11-11 at 11:13:20.
Edited on 2014-11-11 at 11:13:38 by t_catt11

Subject: grrr

Is it just me, or does the skincrow torchbearer seem worse than an enemy?

I may be paranoid, but this just feels so wrong.

Posted on 2014-11-11 at 10:47:06.
Edited on 2014-11-11 at 11:14:42 by t_catt11

Topic: RDINN Feature Updates/ Suggestions/ Bugs
Subject: huh

Thanks, I'll check on that.

Posted on 2014-11-11 at 10:45:17.

Topic: Greetings from Dunk
Subject: dude!

Great to see you!

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 23:12:47.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: whelp...

I'm off the Panthers bandwagon. I keep expecting them to turn it around, but it's not happening.

The defense is inexplicably bad, the offensive line is every bit as bad as expected, and Newton has almost no help.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 23:11:54.

Subject: heh

The guy has already warned us to expect a fatality rate of 50%. This from the GM who has a record of being deadlier than me, though he claims to not be a player killer.

Which means the fatality rate is going to be somewhere between 80% and TPK.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 12:45:48.

Topic: Letters from Santa!
Subject: well

This is back up and open for 2014. If you have kids, or know somebody who does, please check out/share the link. Thanks!

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 12:34:46.

Topic: AMC's The Walking Dead
Subject: well, crud

Last night kind of sucked. I knew that Eugene smelled like BS, but this? Oi.

I had high hopes for Abraham. Guess he's too broken. :/

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 12:29:11.

Subject: well

Tann, that's cool. We're all glad that it meant that much to you. Hey, I **LOVED** the original CWWLLO. Al the killer DM, the vivid bad guys, the storytelling, etc.

Just keep it all in perspective. There is some undetermined period of years between that game and this one. If we ever decide to do a timeline, we'll have to hash that out, but this is meant to be a one shot game. It really, honestly, does not matter how old Maximus is now. Either way, there have been more than enough years for him to have adventured and gained his levels.

Remember, though, that the DM's word *is* law. If you absolutely want to be playing the exact same guy you were playing back then, but your timeline doesn't add up with the DM's... edit your timeline.

Change your age, change the events. Heck, this is a high magic world, maybe Maximus ended up in some alternate reality for a while where time flows differently.

Or, just hand wave it. It really doesn't matter. Again, nobody cares how old Arien is. No offense, but we also don't care hold old Maximus is.

Just focus on the game at hand.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 12:23:43.

Subject: heh

I'm with Roger. In my mini timeline, it's been 12 years since the original CWWLLO. Does anybody actually care how old Arien is?


All that matters is that we know one another, though it's been some five years since we adventured together. Check and check, one shot dungeon crawl, let's go kill some bad guys.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 11:58:28.

Subject: woo!

Happy dance!

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 11:14:40.

Subject: all of these corrections...

I had been working under the data you provided there, Roger.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 09:10:40.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: An inauspicious start

Back at the court

Arien glanced up to see an old, familiar face - Maximus, the ex-gladiator's features a slight tinge of green after his teleportation. The big man moved beside the knight and greeted him.

For the life of him, the patriarch of House Thedell could not understand why a man so obviously meant for fighting had decided to take up the stealthy arts. However, those skills certainly would come in handy in many situations, and from the looks of the party, there were plenty to swing blades and pull bows.

The two of them had honestly never been particularly close; Arien had always found the man's lack of tact and manners to be more than a bit grating. However, he was a trusted and valuable comrade, and the knight would never intentionally offer insult. Arien offered his hand and clasped Maximus' forearm. "Well met, Maximus," Arien replied. "It has been some time."

Assuming chitchat and pleasantries prior to the queen...


At the entrance to the tomb

Arien allowed the fuzz of teleportation to clear as he took in his surroundings. At first, he tried to discount the evidence, but it quickly became overwhelming.

The Tomb of Acererak. It did not seem possible, and yet... here they were. The knight felt icy tingles of fear grip his stomach - if this was the destination, then it stood to reason that Chryssa's premonition was a real thing, and not just the worry of a wife and mother.

But truly, that changed nothing, did it?

Some men claimed to taste no fear. In his years of adventure, Arien had long ago realized that only fools or madmen truly felt no fear; everyone else simply hid it well or lied about it. Despite what the bard songs might say, courage was not the absence of fear; instead, courage was the ability to press on, to do one's duty in spite of that fear.

But now, it was time to set those thoughts aside. Hesitation could lead to death, and the patriarch of House Thedell had every intention of returning home to his wife and son. Now, though, the amulet pulled him toward the tomb, and to Galen.

It did not take an intelligent man to recognize the obvious warning in the display of the hanging bodies. At the very least, this was some sort of horrid warning... but the entire situation made Arien very uneasy.

"Be ready," the knight hissed. "This man - or whatever he is - is no friend. No decent person would be in such a place of evil as this, surrounded by the hunters in such a display. I fear a trap; prepare yourselves, friends, and fan out into combat formation."

Powerful magics and enemies were at play; surely, those who had abducted Galen would have expected the Queen to send rescue for her son. Subtlety was pointless. With a whispered prayer to Heironeous, Arien stepped forward and drew Liun'naur.

"You there," the knight called as he stepped forward. "What is the meaning of this? Who dares to slay the servants of the Faerie Queen, and to disgrace their bodies so? What have you done with Galenthanus, son of Yolanda the Queen?"

And now, there was nothing to do but cautiously advance, knowing full well that something terrible awaited.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 00:32:42.
Edited on 2014-11-10 at 00:35:36 by t_catt11

Subject: yep

I'm composing my post right now, but absolutely don't wait for me.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 00:13:39.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: agreed

I also trust Hammer to not cheat; we may have lost a few messages.

Also, I will now (at the worst) go 10-3. Dangit, I had put Atlanta to start with, then changed to stupid Tampa.

Posted on 2014-11-09 at 22:41:08.

Subject: yep

I agree with Ayrn. Kill 'em all.

I'll try to have a post up by tomorrow night (Saturday). Tann, I'll do a backpost piece to address Maximus.

Folks, I'm planning to play Arien as the de facto party leader unless you guys have an issue with that. He's held that role before, so it makes sense.

Of course, Kadrin is a general, so Arien will be sensitive to this, will trust his council implicitly. Arien is very bright tactically, but he's too bold and too trusting, sees the world as very black and white. He's also smart enough to know he has shortcomings, so he will listen (though he may ignore advice and charge, anyway).

Arien will, in fact, listen to input from any of you.

At any rate, if you have a problem with me playing it this way, speak now!

Posted on 2014-11-08 at 05:27:40.


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