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Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: That would stink

I don't understand starting a game and then quitting. Sometimes real life gets in the way, but usually people post to say that. Just dropping seems . . . I don't know, *insert word here*. But it stinks. I liked Gelion and had plans for the man. The bees were only the beginning!

So come on back folks!

Posted on 2015-11-05 at 17:23:39.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: fanatic = crazy person

Isn't Thursday the 2-6 Browns against the undefeated Bengals? (Ok, undefeated Bengals? That does seem a bit odd. Almost like undefeated Lions.)

I wish you the best Ody, but . . .

Gotta go Bengals.

Posted on 2015-11-04 at 21:07:43.

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

Can we just pretend that I didn't get any picks in for week 2 and I'll take the 8 points instead? That is a hole I am still trying to dig myself out of.

Ody - Being a fan of the Vikings means I cheer for the team. It means I want to see them win the games. It does not, however, mean that I am blind to reality. It is possible that they are not the best team in their division, although as long as a team exists in Detroit the odds of them being the worst are exceedingly thin. It is sort of like in fantasy baseball - I could pick all Twins, but I am smart enough to know that such a move is not usually a good idea. (Although I did win a league this year with 4/5 of the Twins rotation!) But when "my players" play against the Twins - I cheer for the Twins. Period. Always. If I do pick against the Vikings I certainly don't cheer for them to lose - this competition isn't worth that. But being a Viking fan doesn't mean checking my brain at the door. But then again, you are a Browns fan . . . isn't that sort of like being a Lions fan?

Posted on 2015-11-04 at 18:16:12.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: direction

Maybe I missed it, but were the carts going from the castle towards the town or the other way around?

If there is away to get away on the sly I think that would be best. If possible.

Posted on 2015-11-03 at 20:22:28.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: Now that stings!

Gelion's pleasure at seeing his first shaft bury itself in the giant insect was fleeting. He soon found himself facing two more of the big bugs, and one of them even landed its stinger in him. He felt the venom weaken him and knew this fight was serious. Not that he had ever doubted that, but such realizations take on more significance one something sticks a stinger the size of a spear in your arm.

Gelion quickly moved back a bit. He put a little distance between himself and his antagonist so that he could fire another arrow easily. He also hoped to adjust to a position with a bit of cover from the trees. As he stepped back he fired another arrow at the beast.

It was important that they take them down quickly so they could plan and take up a decent position before more of them arrived, as was sure to happen. No hive had only 3 bees.

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 20:27:49.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: The problem with computers . . .

. . . is that when you drop them they don't bounce.

No, they just land with a heart-rending thud. And then they never act the same again. In this case, they never act again period. Yes, sacrifices were even made to the appropriate gods with no success.

In truth, I didn't lose that much as I have been very careful about backing up the stuff I really need. However, I did lose all my favorites. That means I lost the site that connects to the info on this game. I have never done any FF before so have no idea how to figure out the various combat bonuses without it. Could someone send me the appropriate link? I could google search, but as I am not 100% sure exactly what the system is I am searching for that seems like a questionable option.

I will post for Gelion as is, but obviously without any details about combat bonuses.

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 20:18:54.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: But the Vikings won

What are these other games you speak of?

The Vikings won, what else matters in the world of football?

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 20:12:33.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Head shots, it is all about head shots. At least with zombies. Everybody knew that.

Corban held his post by the main entrance. His job was to keep an eye on the rear and that is what he did. It seemed this was a place where a corpse had to be killed twice. they would need to make sure as they went deeper that any bodies they encountered were minus a head. Gruesome work, but less undesirable than fighting them twice.

Hearing the gun shots deep within the temple he smiled. Maybe the Nazis and zombie-types would take each other out. He doubted they'd be able to stroll into an empty room and pick up the pieces, but it was possible that the enemy - whichever enemy that was - might be weakened. Or maybe made stronger by a new pile of bodies. Who knew in these damnable places? Certainly a sniper from the boonies didn't.

So Corban just held his position and waited for those in charge to make the decisions. But he continued to muse about things that go bump in the night because, well, why not?

(Edit to account for the lack of a post by the CO)
Seeing Doc move to the door and begin working to open it, Corban held his position as rear guard. He didn't want to leave the entrance unguarded. Still, if it looked like more muscle would be needed, he would move over and add his efforts to those of Doc and the rest. But he would keep his eyes on the rear while doing so.

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 16:10:00.
Edited on 2015-11-08 at 13:18:41 by Nomad D2

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: Posting

Sorry for the delay. I hadn't realized it had been a week. I wanted to look up combat details so I could post the combat plusses. I'll get something up tonight. Obviously Gelion will shoot at the bee in front of him - the bug that stung him. He also will try and move to a spot that is more defensible.

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 16:00:35.

Subject: ready to go

Alrighty. A smaller party will just be harder for the enemy to find, right? Should be good. We should probably talk about how to deal with that door. Things will change here a bit, but I'm guessing we will start from the same spot. Maybe. Or maybe not.

Whichever, let the games begin. Or continue. Continue modified. But there will be games. And they will continue.

There is a prince to save!!

Posted on 2015-10-31 at 23:43:57.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Castles vs. cities

Scouting a bit makes sense. However, Lothor would suggest the city. The question seems to be - what is the best way to get a boat or some other method of reaching the other island. Which location is most likely to help achieve that goal?

Lothor would think the city is best for two reasons:
1. It will probably be easier to conceal their intentions in the city, although this might require splitting up to avoid drawing attention. (And Ulthok might be an issue.)
2. Castles are lived in by powerful people. This is a powerful person that has maintained their independence in the shadow of the black land. It seems highly unlikely that whoever lives there will be either friendly to us or happy to help Allanon. Not that we'd use his name, of course, but in general they are likely to be powerful and unfriendly.

But scout away. Perhaps there is a boat that can be acquired. Do any of us have skill as a sailor? I gotta reread Lothor's background - he spent time on ships so he should have some. However, he also got the name "Greenbeard" from his time on ships.

Did we have any extra potions of flying from our flight to the mountain? If so, how many might it take to reach the other island? Is that a possibility? Or must it be a boat?

Posted on 2015-10-30 at 18:54:37.

Subject: A game

The one thing that keeps occurring to me about this adventure is that all of these characters set out into great peril specifically to save a friend. And now they see a bunch of their friends die and just move on. (But not looting their gear, no never looting. Just making use of, that is all. Not looting.) Anyway, given the set up of the campaign it seems to me that Jarenion and the others would do whatever was in their power to aid/bring back their companions. That is probably why the one that died already did so by disintegrating. Not much to do there.

Ok, so we can just ignore this little character flaw and move on with the campaign. Or, we could also assume that we would want to do something to preserve the bodies if possible and return to get them on the way out. After all, resurrection has a long history in D&D and these folks seem to know the right people. I'm not suggesting the characters themselves ever return to the campaign, although that would then be possible in the very long term future if things did keep rolling, but rather that this would add one more character wrinkle into the story. It just becomes another goal on the way out. Of course, I think getting out was to be done magically. We just now have more people to save.

Or not. It might be easier to just let them go.

Posted on 2015-10-30 at 18:46:14.

Subject: I'm in if something flies

I am more than willing to keep going with whatever works if that is doable. I'd offer to change character if needed since I didn't create Jarenion, but since he is the mage, he seems needed. But let me know and I'll be there.

Posted on 2015-10-30 at 17:38:25.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Vikings favored again?

Oct. 29
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots Patriots
Nov. 1
Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs KC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens SD
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears Vikings!
Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns Cardinals
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans Texans
New York Giants at New Orleans Saints NYG
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams Rams
New York Jets at Oakland Raiders Raiders
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys Seahawks
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos Packers
Nov. 2
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers Panthers

No doubt these are the picks to keep me near the bottom of the standings. But I try . . .

Posted on 2015-10-29 at 18:59:04.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Why split up?

Lothor was only half satisfied with the Mage's clarification. Ok, he had things to do, that seemed likely enough. But why send the group ahead? Was there something that needed to be done to make use of the magic - something that would take time? But he didn't seem to have said anything to the spell casters. Why not wait and all go together? While he didn't doubt the ability of his comrades to take on whatever the Isle of the Cyclops had to offer, he also had no doubt that having the greatest Arch-mage in history with them would make it easier. And he wasn't averse to something being easy. It would be a nice change of pace.

Did Allanan think it would take the group too much time to get there? Was he testing them? Why? It just seemed weird. Wasn't the first rule of adventuring "never split up the party?" Allanan might be new to the group, if he could even be said to be "in the group," but taking him (and Maj?) out of the equation would definitely weaken the whole. Divide and conquer was what good generals did to the other guys - not what you deliberately did to yourself.

So, should he say something? He was willing to do so, but decided against it. What good would the answer do? Why push him? Clearly Allanan felt like the decision was made and he seemed to be the one in a position to make the decision. Case closed, move on.

But the big warrior did have a few other questions. What exactly were they looking for? What would it look like? Did they have any specific ideas about where it was? Did they need to do anything once they found it? Were they just to go there and then wait? Should they "clear a path" for the wizard, or as seemed to be indicated by his earlier comments, would he simply teleport directly to them. Did they have any way to communicate if things went wrong?

He didn't ask any of these questions right away, preferring to let those more versed in magic than he (which didn't take much!) ask the right questions. But if no one asked, he would put forth his queries.


When the group arrived after the teleportation spell, Lothor did as a warrior always did - he immediately surveyed his surroundings. Were there any threats nearby? Had they been seen? Was there cover?

After getting the lay of the land and feeling secure (assumption?) he spoke to his companions. "So what is the plan? We will need passage to the Island. Is it better to ask around about this place and gather a bit of intelligence? Or try to keep our comings and goings secret? I don't like the idea of letting others know what we are up to, but I do wonder why this city was never conquered. Conquering armies do not usually make a habit of bypassing valuable ports."

Posted on 2015-10-27 at 18:00:48.
Edited on 2015-10-27 at 18:05:11 by Nomad D2

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: What is to be upset about?

Come on people, the Vikings won! Honestly, what is there to be upset about?????

Ok, so it was only against the Lions, but it still counts. I guess Hammer missing the turn kinda stinks. But . . . .go Vikings!

(Which teams mascot looks most like a D&D character? Go Vikings!)

Posted on 2015-10-26 at 00:22:48.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: Not a big fan of stingers.

In my last post Gelion was looking for a position in the trees that might be hard for the bees to get through or into. Perhaps a place where the trees are too close together for their wingspan. Does he see anything like that around the group anywhere?

Also, how far away are the bees when we first see them appear?

And one more - did we lose Yohn somewhere?

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:45:28.
Edited on 2015-10-22 at 18:49:55 by Nomad D2

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Lets get things moving

Jarenion saw the bard fall and groaned. Everyone knew that such things were possible when on an adventure, but it still hurt to see it happen. They were here to rescue a friend, and yet one friend had already been sacrificed to the attempt. This was not a good beginning. But considering their surroundings, one had to wonder about the odds of a good ending as well.

He gave the healers time to heal - that was obviously the first order of the day. Once that was done, he offered to disintegrate the door if desired after a healed Maximus had looked for traps. He doubted that would be the way to go, but he made the offer. In the mean time he kept his eye on the wall of stone and the wall of fire. Keeping the enemies they knew about at bay was important. He would be ready when the door opened.

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:42:36.

Topic: Shop at the Inn
Subject: Shop at the Inn

I was going to get a shirt or two from the "Shop at the Inn" link, but the last few times I try to go there the link is busted. Is this something on my end or are others having the same problem?

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:37:23.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Picks that no one should cheat off of


Minnesota - I get to pick 'em!
St. Louis

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:34:00.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Alone against a cyclops

The presence of Maj didn't cause Lothor much concern. It seemed obvious to the warrior that this creature must be the dragon in question, despite her rather comely and distinctly non-reptilian shape. The mage's slightly disturbing kiss and naming of her as "Maj" seemed to confirm the diagnosis. Certainly she seemed no threat.

After that he listened quietly as the magical ones discussed the next step in this grand adventure. Why was he not surprised that somehow the only place that held the magical power to get them home was on a place called the "Isle of the Cyclops" and right near the lair of the enemy? But how was it that such a magical place had been allowed to remain outside of the enemies control? How was it not a site over which wars were fought? He didn't know enough about magic to know the answer, but it did seem to be a puzzle.

Still, the most notable part of the description was not the Isle of their destiny. That such a thing came next just seemed fitting. No doubt the group would head out and tackle it as they had tackled all of the previous steps of the quest put before them - one step at a time and keep moving. Do what must be done. Was there really any question?

Actually, there was one, and despite his resolution to stay out of the conversations of mages, he could not help sticking his nose right into the middle of it. "A plan is a good thing to have. But what is your plan while we are off at this island? Your description did not make it seem as if this source of magic was mobile, so how are "we" supposed to travel to the future if you are not there?"

Posted on 2015-10-19 at 19:06:48.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: moving bees

Well, I will be here ready to shoot at bees as soon as the hive is in order.

Posted on 2015-10-16 at 17:42:25.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: And what is he up to now?

Pretty clearly Allanan spoke about all of us, including him, returning to the future. However, he just as clearly switched to "you" when talking about the fun little expedition to the Isle of the Cyclops. (Just remember to ride underneath a sheep and they are really easy to trick, so no problems there . . . ) Who wishes to be the one to broach that little issue with the lover of wyrms? (Or is it lover of wyrm? Or wyrm lover? How is it that while I want it to sound sarcastically humorous it comes off sounding semi-racist? Can you actually be racist against cross species relationships between species that don't really exist while playing a game? I ponder these sorts of things. I need a life. End of soliloquy.)

Interesting relationship. Is this what comes of not being able to reproduce? (Odd thoughts of only being able to reproduce with his own kind start swirling around - I admit I don't know the whole back story, but there was a Dragon Queen in the castle wasn't there - any chances?)

One way or another I think it is time to go find ol' one-eye.

Posted on 2015-10-16 at 17:40:35.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Get a cleric!

I can't believe that you would let something like your health get in the way of our game! Pull it together man! The fate of a world is at stake! Are there no good clerics in your town? Cripes! You are the GM! Just a put a potion of healing into the campaign!

And get your rest - we will be here whenever your up to posting.

Posted on 2015-10-15 at 14:50:10.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Nobody cheats off the picks of the guy in last place . . .

Atlanta at New Orleans Atlanta

Washington at NY Jets NYJ
Arizona at Pittsburgh Az
Kansas City at Minnesota MN
Cincinnati at Buffalo Buffalo - the upset pick
Chicago at Detroit Detroit Can't they both lose?
Denver at Cleveland Denver, but it will be close
Houston at Jacksonville Hou
Miami at Tennessee Miami
Carolina at Seattle Sea
San Diego at Green Bay GB, but I want SD to win!
Baltimore at San Francisco SF
New England at Indianapolis NE

NY Giants at Philadelphia Philly

Posted on 2015-10-13 at 22:33:44.


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