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....

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Today's annoyance, hero forge is reusing the name of a D&D character creator from the early 2000s so every time it's name is mentioned I go wait, the incredibly bloated Excel spreadsheet?

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.

"math": i have made Reals
me: you fucked up a perfectly good line is what you did. look at it. it's got algebra

"All of your weapons are returned except for Wulfrun's sword"


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humour about babies and canniblism 

"If he had a baby, I don't think he would have it HERE"

"He always has 7 days of food for the whole party on him! That could be a baby!"

Me: "A baby is two days of food, TOPS"

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"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.

And yet:

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.

Hello, is anyone interested in these 2 sets of dice by Chessex? They are the frosted 7-die-sets in smoke and red. Also, I have a set of 8 dice in frosted blue, with 3 4-sided dice, d8, d10 and d100 (10s), d12 and d20. DM please. :d20: Boost okay!

Oh, if anyone is interested in these odd dice, let me know! Boosts okay! :d20: :d6:

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The place I most commonly apply this is picking a hard deadline for information when making a go/no-go decision on plans. E.g. "ok, if I don't hear back from Jimothy by 19:00, I'm gonna say we're not meeting up. Anything until then, I'm still open to it."

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Something I think a lot about: in aviation, if you're landing through fog (or whatever), the standard practice is to pick ahead of time a hard limit for the altitude at which you'll do a go-around. If you don't see the runway by the time that altitude is reached, you abort the landing attempt -- no questions.

Because otherwise folks tend to keep going "I'll just give it another few seconds..." until they're way too low for safety.

This type of protocol is very, very generalizable to everyday life, and can make decision-making a lot easier.

@Canageek They did... possibly all, but definitely most of the Das Schwarze Auge covers for ages. And that's the system I'm most familiar with. gimme a few, I can think of at least one more cover by him with a dragon on it

Afficionados of Dungeon Crawl Classics! while I enjoy Appendix N literature and the tropes of dungeon crawling, I always get the impression that is just a tad too much tongue in cheek for my taste. The adventures I've come across all seem to assume a certain baseline gonzoness.

Am I mistaken? Or are there any "serious" adventures you could recommend? Or maybe you've played a serious campaign with DCC as the rules set? How about horror in DCC?


Adventure at the swordmasters’ festival (DSA-Professional: Das Fest der Schwertmeister, Set II, for Das Schwarze Auge – The Dark Eye; Ugurcan Yüce cover, Schmidt Spiele, 1988


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