Today I had the dumb (?) idea of somehow rigging my 3D printer filament spool so that it's hanging from a fish scale so that I could constantly keep track of how much filament I'm using and have left by weight.

if anyone is on telegram and wants to be able to spy through my 3D printer monitoring webcam and see what it's up to, DM me, i have a bot. lol

@naga it wouldn't let me try, for completely unknown reasons

quotes from D&D 

"im not *im*moral. i'm *a*moral."

Amazing how much better a 3D printer prints when you take the time to level the x axis properly πŸ˜‘

re: vampire the masquerade, spreadsheets 

@CarlCravens this guy gets it

vampire the masquerade, spreadsheets 

someone: you could just look that up when you need to. or memorize it. you don't need to put it in a spreadsheet.

me:

one thing i love about sitting down to actually write a character is that they often turn out very differently from how i first envisioned them

lesson i apparently have to learn over and over again: if i cheap out on replacement parts for my 3D printer, it will just be a huge disaster until i buy quality parts again.

Have I finally found the Perfect Mounting Solution for my 3D printer monitoring webcam? Who can say?

@Sandra i would probably enjoy playing a game like that, tbh, i've mostly played with DMs like me who aren't very chaos-tolerant

@Sandra lol valid. i don't fudge dice or anything like that often, but i do sometimes.

that said, in less than two years DMing, i've "allowed" two of play players' characters to die... but they both did really dumb things and deserved it tbh. πŸ˜‚β€‹

@Sandra i'm all about youtouber matt colville's DM philosophy that "if my player's have fun, i have fun"

@Sandra for sure, every DM has their own style and that's totally valid. i'm very open with my players about what i'm planning on doing, which is basically create characters, situations, conflicts, etc., and seeing where the players want to go.

leaving blanks is partially due to the fact that i think it's a neat way to make the story both organic and relevant to the current situation, but also bc i just don't have time to make up everything, including things my players may not interact with

@ackthrice there's a story i've heard penn jillette tell about a card trick he for steven spielburg at a party. penn had laid out a bunch of cards and was going to have steven pick one. penn was going to "force" steven to pick the card that penn wanted him to pick, but steven reached out and grabbed a card early.

it happened to be the card that penn was going to force.

penn didn't bat an eye and ran with it.

that's what i try to do when my players do something unexpected that works. πŸ˜‚β€‹

@ackthrice i LOVE it when my players come up with solutions i or the module didn't think of, and i usually reward them for it

you know what, this is valid for character creation too. why did you leave your homeland? maybe you (the player) don't know yet! some cool idea might come up during gameplay!

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