one time i got all the way through character creation in a tabletop game with a bard who died years ago but channels the adoration from his fans as a form of prayer to retain his form and weave energy into devastating magic attacks
but then the DM noticed me writing the character name "spellvis" and i had to start over
but, by that time, the players had gone through the "haha we're just fucking around" and "oh shit our actions have consequences" stages, through anger at the duke and horror at the ruin they'd wrought, to genuinely wanting to correct what they'd done!
i did eventually give them a way to redeem themselves by bringing information about a power play by another noble house to the Duke, and essentially forfieting all their (8th level) magic items to help finance the rebuilding
the campaign turned into a desperate flight across the wilderness, pursued by a group of eldritch knight magistrates
eventually they found out that while nobody died, the whole town had to rebuild from scratch in an adjacent valley
extremely old, nigh-immortal remnants/survivors of a precursor civilization
their ancient precursor tech is still around & often functional, they just haven't turned it on in two thousand years and don't feel like digging through their garage to find the instruction manual
their precursor tech toaster and coffee machine, otoh, are well maintained and still used daily
#dragonposting is a little different today, it's time to pack up what statues are not still packed from leaving my parents house, so you get to see a picture that I took
no idea where I got this one, or when other than sometime in elementary or high school, if you know anything about it let me know
I've got to say, when your Excel spreadsheet hits 80 MB it might be time to consider that you've actually just written a program and use a better tool for the job....
LOL research has discovered that if you respect a cat's boundaries, they're more likely to be affectionate and less likely to scratch you.
Which of course the articles phrased as letting the cat be "in charge" because asking somebody if you can touch them aka *consent* has to be phrased as a control issue, and the "cats have staff" jokes come out. A dog's consent should be respected too!
Since "let the chat choose" is seen in all the articles I assume it's also in the university press release.
@BestGirlGrace Are you aware of the game Better Angles? It seems like something you'd want to at least know about: https://writeups.letsyouandhimfight.com/unzealous/better-angels/
"All of your weapons are returned except for Wulfrun's sword"
Me, loudly and enthusiastically: "ALRIGHT. NOW I CAN TEACH WULFRUN HOW TO USE A REAL WEAPON. WULFRUN, IT'S AXE TRAINING TIME!
"Nonetheless you have no standing unless you are carrying his baby"
"Wulfrun, do you have a baby? Just give it to me to carry while I walk around the mountain"
Then I died laughing
Trademark is really stupid. The ENTIRE POINT of it is to allow consumers to differentiate products in the market.
Icons RPG (superhero RPG) and Icon RPG (Fantasy) are both on sale at the same time.
Also: Outer Wilds and Outer Worlds are both games with similar concepts that launched in the SAME YEAR.
Also: Dark Matter (RPG setting) and Dark Matter (RPG) (That one annoys the heck out of me since now I can't effing google the game setting *I* like, which was ALREADY hard.
I'm very glad the call of cthulhu discord I'm on (Miskatonic University podcast) was also unhappy with Sandy Peterson for being transphobic instead of brushing it off.
They also echo @mdhughes 's comments about him being a huge asshole. Like, this is apparently part of a PATTERN of him being a dickweasle.
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