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Topic: Holiday Cheer
Subject: Happy Holidays

Indeed, Merry Christmas to all!

Best wishes to all with whom I share adventures - and those with whom I hope to share adventures in the future!

Posted on 2015-12-21 at 18:37:34.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: A dark glimpse into a dark place - what matters most to you?

"Know this dwarf, it is only preservation of time that stays my hand not your precious mission. Your mortal world means nothing if the cost is elven blood. I would let it all go to dust to free them, and that I would do with joy. Now steer this boat away from the mine, before I change my mind."

Lothor listened, stunned, as Sirene spouted these words. As she spoke he had to restrain himself – every instinct he had wanted to walk up behind the thing, smack her upside the head with the flat of his sword, and toss her unconscious body down into the pits to the slavers. But he didn’t. He needed her and understood that sometimes one needed to control their emotions and deal with the unthinkable. What commander had not watched while some of their troops were overrun, unable to send reinforcements because the larger battle demanded those troops elsewhere? He hated slavery above almost any other form of evil, but this mine was a battle, and they needed to fight the war.

But did not Sirene, no inexperienced child herself, have such reserves of calm under fire? He understood, or thought he did, the hatred which the appearance of the Drow and their elf slaves generated in the witch, but it didn’t explain her comments. No, he feared this was no simple outburst in response to emotion – this was an ugly glimpse at her soul. A glimpse at what mattered to her. A glimpse of her true loyalty.

She would let the entire world go to dust to save one elf life? Was this not a quest to save the world? And not just for the elves, but to save it for everyone. One did not need to be in the pay of the enemy to be a danger to those around you. You just needed to have other priorities – and to value some lives more than others – to be willing to chuck the mission and the greater good for some personal goal or vendetta.

As the party prepared to move on Lothor simply said, “We keep moving.” He did not look at the witch lest his eyes betray him. This “mortal world” was what mattered to him, even if she could be callous about it. The woman of faerie did not appear to have the same priorities as the rest of them. He still needed her and perhaps their goals would continue to prove compatible. But he doubted he would ever trust her again.

Posted on 2015-12-20 at 17:36:05.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Picks to keep me out of last place

Dec. 20
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots

Carolina Panthers at New York Giants

Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles

Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins

Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders

Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers

Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers

Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers

Dec. 21
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints

Posted on 2015-12-18 at 19:46:36.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Those standings . . .

Luckily my only reason for playing was to beat Grugg. So the standings are looking pretty good right now.

Bucs and Jets.

Posted on 2015-12-16 at 17:06:07.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: NOW do you want to mess with time?

Normally a character or mine isn't going to bypass a slaver operation. Some things just aren't acceptable. However, in this case we have two other problems:
1. Some people in the party seem to think messing with history is a bad thing.
2. The fate of the world depends on our ability to do a different job. Getting killed on this one would seem to make the whole "saving the world" task a bit harder. Priorities?

It pains me to say it, but shouldn't we just sneak by and move on out?

Posted on 2015-12-14 at 12:05:50.

Topic: Looking for potential players
Subject: Works for me

Neither a football jock or a female are close to reality, but that is why we call it role-playing, right?

Posted on 2015-12-14 at 12:00:18.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: to compass or not to compass

I think it depends on the weather. If the weather is nice we should be able to use the sun to navigate as easily as a compass. If it is cloudy we (may not want to sail) may need a compass. So maybe we can save the scroll.

Posted on 2015-12-12 at 21:29:13.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: After a frustrating Thursday when I sadly got the pick right . . .

Dec. 13
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears
Bears. Nobody will win the NFC East

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals. Game of the week?

San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns
Lets give this one to Ody. I mean the Browns.

New England Patriots at Houston Texans
Patriots. But I'd like to see Houston win.

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars

San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

Tennessee Titans at New York Jets

Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles
Bills - Nobody will win the East

Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams
St. Louis

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers
Packers, without the Hail Mary this time. Plus, nobody will win the NFC East.

Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens

Dec. 14
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins
Dolphins. Nobody will win the NFC East

Posted on 2015-12-12 at 21:27:26.

Topic: Looking for potential players
Subject: Give it a shot

Ok, I could do either character. It seems if the female is taken, I'd be a jock.

Posted on 2015-12-12 at 21:23:10.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Sailing away

Lothor can certainly use his direction sense and try to captain the boat.

before I post, however, my usual collection of questions:
1. What sort of boat is it? I'm guessing we have a sail, but am not positive. I would make use of that if possible.
2. Weather - GM, this is for you, I guess. Will we need to do something to get some wind?
3. Who wants to man the oars - if we have them. Oddly, the big man may not be the best choice if he is trying to keep an eye out for things as temporary captain of the vessel. Then again, with eyes in the sky, maybe he can. But using the wind is probably better - although both might make it faster.
4. We can stay close to shore - which risks being seen and attacked by shore based creatures or pirates. Or we can go out of sight of land - which would probably have different risks. I think I'm inclined to stay near shore, but am open to suggestions.
5. To armor or not to armor? Armor = protection when something attacks us. Armor = sink like a stone. We have a lot of people wearing a lot of metal.
6. Right now we seem to be assuming that we made it to the other side of this island without incident. GM - is this a fair assessment? Should we be planning our little sailing vacation already?
7. Seven is supposed to be a lucky number so there might as well be seven questions. So, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Posted on 2015-12-10 at 22:52:24.

Topic: Looking for potential players
Subject: interested

Although the lack of info makes it a bit hard. I've never run a female character.

Posted on 2015-12-10 at 19:12:58.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: A sad day for a pick

Wish I could go Vikings. But with half the defense hurt, gotta go with Arizona. And yes, I am still a Vikings fan.

Posted on 2015-12-10 at 19:04:29.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Hmmmm

Alright, I guess I need to check my post.

But where is everybody? The zombie apocalypse is upon us!

Posted on 2015-12-07 at 19:21:27.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Oh sure, make the big man row...

Some things never change . . .

Avoiding a fight on the water would be a very good idea. We need a lookout - can Peri or Xin do that? or both? Keeping an eye on what might be under the waves as well as in the sky? This is also pirate territory - although they are unlikely to be headed towards the cyclops territory. Then again, maybe getting attacked by pirates would be a good way to get our hands on a bigger boat and a crew. (shhhh...Don't tell Tan I said that. He needs no ideas.)

I don't think we want to row very far. So if there is a decent way to get a wind in the sails (after a bit of training, of course) that would seem like an excellent idea. Also, I assume we have at least looked to the skies to check on the weather.

Posted on 2015-12-07 at 19:19:39.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Now isn't this nice.

When Jarenion saw the first gargoyle float through the room he silently sighed to himself. There would surely be one room in this accursed place that wasn't full of nasty critters. Just one. It would be nice.

Still, he had been expecting trouble as he braced against the wall and the group prepared to climb to the door because they all knew there were no such rest areas. So the gargoyles were a disappointment, but certainly not a surprise. Floating through the walls, on the other hand, that was something new for gargoyles. But . . .it wasn't new. He'd seen this before. Terragoyles. They were strong and resistant to magic, of course.

He was prepared however for the attack. He had been expecting trouble and the initial flyby had warned the group that something was coming. He shouted "Don't let them grab you or try to pin you to the wall - they pass through stone." He wanted to hit them with a cone of cold before they got close, but he probably didn't have time to do both that and use his staff. He prepared to smite them with his staff of the Stone Lord - a good hit should destroy one. A disintegrated goyle couldn't slam you into the wall.

Posted on 2015-12-06 at 13:49:31.
Edited on 2015-12-13 at 21:51:06 by Nomad D2

Subject: Post going up

Sorry for the delay. Post going up now.

I don't think gargoyles have resistance to cold - so cone of cold seems like the best chance to hit multiple critters at once. If anyone knows more than I, which is likely, and has another suggestion, speak up. Lightning bolt and disintegrate were my other options, but they only hit one.

Posted on 2015-12-06 at 13:42:00.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Well, now that was easy

Lothor nearly laughed out loud when he heard the suggestion that they make a boat. Perhaps mages just had so much power and so many spells that they couldn't keep track of it all. While he had always liked his sword, he had never forgotten that he also carried throwing axes. Still, as long as they remember eventually it all worked out.

"Make a boat - an excellent idea. I did spend 6 months as a sailor a few years back, so hopefully we can manage to sail this thing. Let us walk to far side of the island so that we need spend as little time as possible on the water."

Posted on 2015-12-06 at 12:04:47.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Here they are

Dec. 3
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Dec. 6
Houston Texans at Buffalo Bills Buffalo
San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears Bears
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Bengals
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins Baltimore
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Vikings!
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints Carolina
New York Jets at New York Giants NYG
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams Az
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Atlanta
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans Titans
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders Oakland
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers Denver
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots NEP
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Pitt
Dec. 7
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins Washngton

Posted on 2015-12-06 at 04:58:09.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: The choice is Sirene's I think

Sirene would be the one to fly or the one to make the boat. What does she think?

Posted on 2015-12-05 at 19:51:23.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: rafts, walking, and boats, oh my!

I would really, really like to see Cor try to walk down into the depths. But sending the dwarf into the depths of the ocean seems, well, unwise. But fun.

A raft? I can't tell from the map on page 1 how long the distances are, but it seems like most movements in the game have taken some time. So the world isn't a tiny place, whatever Columbus might say. A raft on the ocean with a bunch of untrained sailors? Uhm, it would take some real convincing to get Lothor (who has spent time on boats, thus the name "Greenbeard," which should tell you something.) onto a raft. A stolen boat is better but has similar problems.

Flying? I think we need to avoid the potions - we don't know if we have enough which is a big problem. But it seems like Sirene can do it on her own without the need for potions. Do we have any ability to keep her invisible for the entire trip? I hate splitting the party - especially when one person goes off alone. (Peri and Xin could go with?) But if she had some protection or stealth it might work.

This feels a bit like we are dodging the GM's plans for the city and the golems. That is sometimes unwise. But having Sirene fly seems like the best idea to the warrior that gets to keep his two feet solidly on dry ground.

Posted on 2015-12-05 at 10:30:53.
Edited on 2015-12-05 at 10:32:58 by Nomad D2

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Crap

I finally have a good week and what do I do? Get so busy I forget to put in a pick for the Thursday game. Doh. Green Bay. But it is a bit late. I suppose I should go check the score - maybe the Pack can lose twice to the Kittens?

Posted on 2015-12-03 at 21:39:53.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: ??

Don't the spellcasters themselves need to go?

Posted on 2015-12-02 at 17:33:30.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: ouch

I was cheering for the brown ones for you. Ouch.

Posted on 2015-12-01 at 18:18:04.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Serene flying

Flying to teleport does seem the best bet, I'm just a bit worried about doing too much scouting as one character alone seems very vulnerable.

Posted on 2015-11-30 at 17:58:00.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Interpretation

Am I right in thinking that to do the "silvery paths" Sirene needs to go to the island herself first? She needs to see it before she can bring the rest? I don't think it makes much sense to risk everyone in the flyover if another option exists.

So it seems to me we need to:
1. head to the western side of the island to shorten the flight.
2. Give all potions of flying to whoever is flying - presumably the mages.
3. Offer up any options for concealment so they can get there safely.
4. Once there they can help everyone get there and back.

Did I miss something? I just wanted to clarify since it seems like we have agreement.

Posted on 2015-11-29 at 20:49:41.


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