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Hi, I'm Chris. I do computer stuff to pay the bills and do yoga and play D&D 3.5 / Pathfinder 1st edition to alleviate the stress the former and that life in general entail. I like words and numbers and gaming, and fell in love with the Forgotten Realms as a teenager. Will be sharing campaign ideas / stories here among other gaming miscellany.

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meta, COVID-19 

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In the 1980s, a group of young dissidents in San Francisco's financial district got together to create a #Zine

"Processed World" is now available at the Internet Archive. Brace yourself for a world of subversive commentary and #Cyberpunk

archive.org/details/processedw

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It's wild to see all these guides about what to do when you're at home.
I'm realizing other people seem to not be home alone that much. I hadn't even *considered* that other people might need guides for being alone.

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Hey all. I'm going to run an RPG I prepped for a convention that was cancelled as an online game

Scenario: Platte is the most boring posting in the entire US Air Force. When men with classified orders arrive everything gets strange. Content warning: The scenario is based around sanity mechanics and deteriorating mental health.. I will be aiming to run it very light hearted and comedic, but it is a horror adventure.

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pretty much every time my computer locks up, i pick up the mouse and say "hello, computer" into it like scotty in star trek iv

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Use CWs for corona related posts! 

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social isolation is another word for defederation

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capitalism 

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Before I try to reinvent the wheel, what's your best practice for playing D&D online? Do you just use any video call software, or do you use specific websites or services? Thank you in advance!
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i tried to reload google news and got the message "uh-oh, something went wrong," and i feel like that's actually a pretty good synopsis of the news

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Here's a masto user protip for you: if you start forming an opinion of a user you don't follow as angry, or always on, or something, try at least looking at their timeline, or even following them for a bit.

It's very easy for these misconceptions to form because the posts that get boosted are the important ones, and for people who are on the receiving end of racism or other form of bigotry, those are gonna be the posts talking about their experiences and they're gonna be pretty passionate.

A thought occurs: power attack + greater sunder. Greater sunder lets you transfer the overflow damage from sundering an item to the item’s wielder. And power attack, well, we all know that one. Adamantine weapon to ignore hardness + power attack could be devastating. Especially on a critical. No more wasted damage sundering an item!

Hmmm....

For the witch’s feat, part of me wants to pick an item creation feat (brew potion / craft wand), but we already have an artificer (with the Pathfinder elimination of crafting XP costs), so I’m not sure I want to double up.

I’ve already got Toughness and Improved Initiative, of course.

This is useful because not everything is trippable (either very unlikely (e.g. ancient dragon) or doesn’t use legs (snake)). The feat’s very general wording says the opponent cannot move for the rest of their turn. Doesn’t give any exceptions, just means they can’t move. Snakes can’t slither past you, dragons can’t ignore your pitiful toothpick weapon, etc. They stand still.

Which means you whirlwind attack them next turn. And, of course, you can choose a different maneuver than trip.

Give that character a reach weapon + enlarge person and they become an AoE trip + sunder vortex. You no longer get a free attack with improved trip, but greater trip means the tripped provokes. From everyone who gets an AoO. EVERYONE gets a sunder attempt. This is in addition to provoking when they stand up (which, of course, makes them susceptible to another trip attempt and the circle of lifeWtripping continues).

Another feat, stand still, stops an opponent moving without tripping.

Spent some time this morning working on levelling up my witch. As usual, I got stuck choosing a feat for a primary spellcaster, and I got distracted and started building the fighter I’ve always wanted to play in PF. It has to be a fighter because of all the feats I want to have. PF definitely has a feat tax, but the fighter (especially human) manages to get pretty much everything I want. Whirlwind attack + greater trip + greater sunder + step up and strike is just disgustingly good.

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Being a dungeon master is an opportunity to learn all the words you mispronounce and to reveal that you don't know the difference between brazer, brazier, or brassiere

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So I caved in and bought the the Digital Tabletop 2 deal at and got Slay the Spire as part of the bundle. After playing it for a couple of hours I'm blown away at how fun it is! A perfect mix of a deck-builder and roguelike it is very challenging and rewarding. I would appreciate a little more variety in the point-crawl but that is really just nitpicking. Anyone know if this is planned as a real physical game? I would be all over it.

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