nocarename: (dead)
Here we go again. Even less than usual this time, due to extra digressions and arguments that had nothing to do with D&D, let alone the game. They weren't even funny digressions, alas.

High Points
  • Relationship with the Not!Gypsies and Dame Edna remain friendly. (Must remember to bring out the pickpockets...)
  • Powers from the Swamp Fane: Claimed!
  • Dire Wolves: Defeated, but not all killed.
  • They set off a 20 foot tall pillar of flame in the process. That should provide reason for the authorities to take an active issue. It's not like it has to complete with Loglow or gas well flaring in Bavoria.

Memorable Quotes
  • "I don't think you have the levels [in Heal] to handle being stuffed and mounted."
  • "I'll just write a letter to the Kobold Anti-Defamation League!"
  • "That'll pickle their gherkins!"
  • "You know, Howling Wolves All Around Me would make a great band name." "So a track would be, In the Place of My Birth?" "No, that's an album It's Cold and I'm Hungry's a track."
nocarename: (Default)
I'm in roughly three D&D games right now. Running one and playing in two. These are Ravenloft, Eberron Noir and Demon House.

Now, we have trouble staying in genre as players. So, um, things aren't always what they say on the tin. So I'm making an effort to correct some view that might be wrong on these that could have cropped up.

Ebberron Noir is supposed to be black, bleak and corrupt. Instead we break into places by using the fact that one of the players in a licensed sewer inspector with forged PI papers. As such it's less Chandler and a more Buffy. Possibly some Adam West Batman in there, but that's mostly because I renamed our police contact to Commissioner Gordon.

Similarly, the magical frat house is neither Buffy, nor Harry Potter, but more like Animal House. I, um, may have been declared to have been involved in an incident where we took apart the Dean's horse and reassembled it on the roof of his house. A tragic act of type casting that results from playing a necromancer. Yes.

Ravenloft, instead of gothic horror is turning out much more like the Venture Borthers. Which is what helps make the writeup funny yes, but still.

Hope this clarifies things,
nocarename: (storm)
It's that time again campers.
They're still doing really well. I don't think we've had a fight run for more than two rounds either. Ah well.

High Points
  • PCs make the checks for Dame Edna Madam Eva to actually explain things. The travel itinerary is set up: Church, waterfall, a series of vigils about the area and a fight with the Baron. Should be wrapped in no time.
  • The assault on the church to stop the zombie attacks was conducted by jumping through the roof. Opponent spell casters continue to be taken out by things like throwing bears at them.
  • Followed the river up to the falls, fought a crazy dwarf trapper. (Which I'm sure I've fought in somebody else's game. Right down to the pile of sleeping furs. It's bugging me...)

Memorable Quotes
  • "Shamans in the north use Ice to Flesh to help feed the tribe in lean times."
  • "I have knowledge geopgraphy, so I know things about waterfalls; like how to chase them." "I don't." "Well that one should stick with the rivers and the lakes that he's used to."
  • "Attacking the ground to prevent taking damage - like the Hulk!"
nocarename: (book)
'Cause we sure ain't fast enough for a run here.

Except those flying snow weasels. Shoot but those things boogie.

High Points
  • They defeated the zombie attack in the town square. Easily.
  • Then they replaced the barricades of debris with a couple castings of Wall of Stone. (He'll run out of spell castings. Eventually. Friggin' Bowie...)
  • Talks came next with the local Paladin figure and the local knighthood of Totally Not EvilTM. I'm expecting the call for substitution levels to come soon.
  • Next on the agenda, after another pair of snow weasels, was a trip to Madam Eva the head of the Gypsies Vistanis.

Memorable Quotes
  • "What happens in Bavoria, stays in Bavoria." "Except mummy rot. That's forever." "I told you to stop licking the undead!"
  • "It starts like a Christmas special and ends like a German safety video."
  • "What was the name again Madam..." "Dame Edna!"
  • "If you slap a solipist, it's not your fault!"
nocarename: (bad things)
Last night I started running the guys through the 3.5 Ravenloft version. We play slowly, so there were only three minor fights during the session.

High Points
  • They were riding illusionary flying snow weasels

  • They oiled the gate into the region, to get rid of that creepy squeaking

  • Then they tinkered with fixing the decapitated statues along side it

  • The major spell caster is a sort of kobold David Bowie

  • His good buddy is another kobold with OCD issues about closed doors. Vestiges.

Memorable Quotes
  • "What doesn't kill me makes me weaker? Is that the Reverse Nietzsche Gambit?"

  • "The Double Reverse Nietzsche Gambit!" "So Life Drain then?"

  • "Kind of like dorm cooking. 'What can I cook on my lighter??'"
nocarename: (storm)
Once upon a time* I said I'd have photos. I've taken a few since then. so, um, photo dump under the cuts? Click the thumbnails for the full sizes, you know the drill.

Animethon '09 )
Pure Spec '09 )
What happened to the house near to a friend's place or Why you keep the heat on around here. )
The LARP is going well, I think. We may be running towards gonzo-ism, but it'll be a fun fall. Now it's to be early to bed so I can do the usual early Monday meeting.

* August of 2009. Oops?
nocarename: (dead)

Dear Metabolism,

Just because there's a LARP starting up on Friday does not mean I need to sleep for two people now. A persona modeled loosely on Gomez Addams will be fine great on sleep deprivation and caffeine any way. Get back to normal or something but get over this. Lent's coming up, and that's no fun for anyone even without this.

Nodding off on the train,
nocarename: (bad things)
Right then. Dwarf Fortress? Excessively complicated.

Never mind that I'm tracking which ores to pack when I embark for maximum wealth increase.

(Tetrahedrite to make billon bars from ore. Also, bronze for all my first weapons/tools because it's three-quarters as good as iron at one quarter the price. Bismuth bronze for the remained, because the ingredient cost less at embark and the results are worth more and it's just as useful as regular bronze.)


*scrambles for the edge of the corpse chute to attempt escape*
nocarename: (desert)
It has recently occurred to me recently that the Monty Python Sketch 'How Not to be Seen' is probably a real training film in the Fallout universe. It has that sort of feel to it, am I right?

Anyway, instead of the regular D&D game on Saturday night we had the Black Goat with a Thousand Young. Not the expansion, but that was the opponent. My character was an author. Thanks to the cards drawn she was essentially John Woo's the Author though. Dual wielding .38s made an impression on anyone that wasn't impervious to physical attacks. No one even went crazy! Not bad when there was only three of us playing I think. Well, J's magician did poorly since spells got blocked in the first turn but mostly he just got beaten up and mugged by ghosts a few times.

More news if I think of something interesting,
nocarename: (Default)
Right, so. Went to [ profile] the_tall_man's and [ profile] finaira's to try out Cog Wars.

Good times. )

Re Updated

Oct. 20th, 2008 07:38 pm
nocarename: (bad things)
I said I'd have pictures.
Look, here there are. )

This replaces a very poor assembly melamine boards.

The unfinished portion is the front of the drawer, the pull is still under construction.

I also went to Pure Spec this past weekend. It was good. I'm short on sleep, and the caffeine is lacking it's regular kick though.

nocarename: (error)
Things I should remember
Not every show or game I know has any presence on the internet.

Poor Tyler.

In other news I need some new catch phrase for Yunno's entries once he activates his Device. Thoughts or suggestions?
nocarename: (storm)
Things I've Been Up To
Cabinetry - Nearing completion for current project. That being the thing that replaces my current bedside table. There'll be photos when it's just a bit more finished. Promise.
                - Next project is either a new wardrobe or a new desk. My current ones are not meeting my needs.
Milliways - Working on apps for Ako [ profile] seat_five_girl and Tyler [ profile] aleister_author. Also, OoM's for Jerry [ profile] mything_person and mad plans for Yunno [ profile] magic_ferret.
D&D - Killed the wizard in the party I'm DMing for. He'll get better, but it does them some good to notice that not all the rolls are fudged.
LARPing - New game starts tomorrow. Pirates!
Facebook - the Knighthood application needs a bridge dropped on it, then the bridge needs to explode. I may also be biased. This does not, however, make me necessarily wrong.
Dance Club - Started the previous Tuesday. Not in favour of the current instructor. A certain amount of flair is great for competition, or advanced classes. Showing the basics of waltzing? Not so much. Simple boys. Simple first so we have something to build from.

I think that's everything.
*blink, blink*
Am I missing anything? Remind me, please.
nocarename: (error)
So. New job. Yah! and I'm totally off at 5 every day and 12:15 on Fridays. I start earlier though, and there's less computer free time during the day.

Next point, the source of the title. I don't need to add a new pup to my Milliways roster. No really, bad idea. I don't need to add a Negima! pup, and it certainly shouldn't be the one girl in the class uninvolved with magic.

Pay no attention at all to the issues inherent in having everyone hide magic from her as she hides Milliways from everyone at the school. The sweet, sweet resultant cra- NO! Not another one. Just because I read the volume that focuses on her during the Festival Arc is not a good reason.

Man I'm so weak

Note to self: Push links to Milliways and rules and such for enabling. Heh. Also, make Dr. Draken icons.
nocarename: (buffy)
Just got my acceptance from [ profile] milliways_bar for Jerry. Score.

Now I just have to know where he is in Chicago, simulate a man with a doctorate in classics and interact with the other people in the community fast enough that they continue to play along.

Also icons.

Slightly nervous? Who, me?
nocarename: (daniel)
Last mark is in for my Winter Term. Good news - all B's. Apparently any meaningful break in my education requires a term for me to readjust in.

In other news, attended [ profile] ladylakira's running of Ninja Burger yesterday. Excepting the part where the guy rode a pair of parrots, and the fact that dice hate me? Good time. Had to bail to run My DnD campaign though.

Still need more sleep, but that's my own fault.

Also, [ profile] finaira kick lakira in the ankles until she gives you your present.
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