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Aneristic Illusions / Re: They're coming for you.
« on: December 18, 2022, 10:08:17 pm »
A small mercy for Cain's worry of Twitter being the Radio Rwanda of the trans genocide: Musk banned posting out to any major social media platform today (NO FACEBOOK! NO INSTAGRAM!) and many of the smaller Twitter-replacements (with Truth Social singled out even, the man is divorced from fucking Donald) -- including using things like Linktrees.

The platform probably dies an ignominious death before winter's end. And if Musk isn't vigorously ejected from the companies with government contracts, it'll be a Christmas miracle -- no one is putting anything behind a man who violates anti-trust law on a fucking social media site.

Holy shit.  That man is a fucking IDIOT.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: December 11, 2022, 05:16:19 am »
He's pissed off the half of the party that still have holiday homes in reality. Sunak, who is one of those, noticeably banished him to the back benches, because the man's not only malevonent he's useless, even by current Tory party standards. Putting him in power would be even worse than Truss.

Plus, remember, this was an MP stitch-up this time around, and not the party membership. The party membership are insane, which is why they wanted Truss. The MPs actually have to worry about re-election, which is why they rallied around the more moderate and competent candidate, relatively speaking, while everyone else stood down. The candidate they can actually potentially not get wiped out in a future election with, unlike Truss or Rees-Mogg. Sunak did have glowing profiles written about him for his Covid budget measures, after all.

From what I've seen so far, he's not a complete shitshow.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: December 11, 2022, 05:14:38 am »
Sidebar, I got curious and looked into it. Apparently DEFCON readiness levels aren't supposed to be reported on? Who knew?

No, really. I'm not even being sarcastic, I sincerely had the idea that DEFCON readiness was a wartime public communications tool. "This number determines the amount of Good in your immediate future, if it gets too low you can expect to assume the position forthwith." It's news to me that it is generally not known what the level at any given time is unless there's a leak or a personal decision to announce it.

It's not secret, but it is a military tool that nobody in the general public really understands.  And they learned from the terrorist color-coding thing that telling people shit only causes problems and mockery.

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions VIII: Some bad news for new folks
« on: December 11, 2022, 05:11:13 am »
I've been gone that long, I'm basically new again.

Who's left? And if someone could list the current grudges and factions it would speed things up tremendously.

CNO
Stella
Altered
Suu
Trivial
Cain

and

me.

The factions are, of course, all of THEM against ME, because they know I have access to the world's most questionable sushi, and they want it.  They send the now-unemployed Antignano Brothers around to harass me and try to steal it, but I am much too clever and ate it, even the stuff that hadn't gone past the use-by date that Quiktrip stamped on the plastic wrap.

I see.

I also see Terry. Terry is the resident workplace ist. 30/40/30 racist, sexist, other ist.

For fun, I brought it up at break, just the concept of sushi. I got 5 minutes of "seahorses are fucked up, yo."  something something gender concept something.

It's fucking insane here.

You should move here, where it's normal.  Also, it's the middle of the night and it's still 8 centigrade outside.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: December 10, 2022, 02:25:59 pm »
Maybe not forever.  Apparently, the USA moved to Defcon 3 last October and nobody felt that it was important enough to mention on the news.

If you wait long enough, everything comes back into style.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: December 10, 2022, 02:24:00 pm »
 :lulz:

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RPG Ghetto / Re: New campaign: Return to the Underground Empire
« on: December 10, 2022, 02:22:45 pm »
Post for later reference.

Steal more Zork. Grand inquisitor had one of the most sincere villians ever written.
"Never forget, who is the boss of you? ME. I AM THE BOSS OF YOU".

There's plenty of good traps/puzzles in the first 2/3 hours or so that could be nicely repurposed. I'm not sure how easy it is to make your own scratchcard but that one especially would be a fucker.

Yes, but did they have a chicken swarm?

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions VIII: Some bad news for new folks
« on: December 10, 2022, 02:18:24 pm »
I ran rong out of town on the back of a billion fundie spam emails. I felt nothing.

Other than that, it seems like it's just the toothiest of us left. If they can smile for anything other than threat signals, they ran away. It's a bad decade to be bipedal, soft and unarmed.

Newsfeed.

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions VIII: Some bad news for new folks
« on: December 10, 2022, 02:17:22 pm »
I've been gone that long, I'm basically new again.

Who's left? And if someone could list the current grudges and factions it would speed things up tremendously.

CNO
Stella
Altered
Suu
Trivial
Cain

and

me.

The factions are, of course, all of THEM against ME, because they know I have access to the world's most questionable sushi, and they want it.  They send the now-unemployed Antignano Brothers around to harass me and try to steal it, but I am much too clever and ate it, even the stuff that hadn't gone past the use-by date that Quiktrip stamped on the plastic wrap.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: December 05, 2022, 03:07:37 pm »
*marks all as read like a boss*

I am very glad to be alive and back on PD again. Gonna take a bit looking around and reading to get refreshed, but also have a fuckload to say after like 2 years in New Orleans.My entire worldview has undergone several revolutions since I last posted. Hail Eris guys!

All Hail Discordia

Good to see you back, TWJ.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: November 30, 2022, 03:37:04 am »
I made it past Facebook's drivers license thing!

In as Harry Canyon.

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Apple Talk / Re: FOUND IT AGAIN
« on: November 30, 2022, 03:15:14 am »

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Apple Talk / FOUND IT AGAIN
« on: November 29, 2022, 10:30:33 pm »
After 16 years, it came back to the surface.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXIdmW4Hau0

Now I am only waiting for P3NT's HIMEOBS recruiting film to show up again.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: New campaign: Return to the Underground Empire
« on: November 28, 2022, 05:16:33 am »
Probably should have added start up rules.

Pathfinder 1E
20 point buy.
Medium experience track.
Average starting gold.
No core rulebook races *as written*.  Advanced Race Guide, core races if used from that source must be modified.
Fame and honor not in use.
Modified hero points in use.  (more on this later, it's an actual change in game mechanics)
Excluded classes:  Swashbuckler, gunslinger.
Class archetypes/prestige classes:  All archetypes/prestige classes from primary sources are permitted, except those that use grit or panache.
Alignment:  No evil.
3rd Party source material by prior approval only.
Skill changes:  Spellcraft and Linguistics are now knowledge skills.  Intimidate may use any stat as its associated stat.

Facing counts.


Suggested classes:  At least one full time healer, and one person with trapfinding.  Other than that, go nuts.


Hero points:

Players start with one hero point.  Hero points can be gained by anything that would gain fame, HOWEVER, hero points, once used, are gone until more or earned, or until the PC levels, at which point their hero points reset regardless of whether they are above, below, or at normal (use 'em or lose 'em).  At 5th level and every 5 levels thereafter, one hero point is added to their standard.  So 1 point at levels 1-4, 2 points at level 5-9, 3 at 10-14, etc.  Hero points can only be used by and on the person who has them.  You may not use one on another PC (exception:  see #3, below)

Hero points may be used in the following ways:

1.  Anything that would outright kill you by any means instead leaves you at negative (your CON -1) and stable.  If continuing damage is going on (ie, drowning or in lava, etc), one point per round must be used to stave off death.
2.  Mulligan for any d20 roll.  This can be done as long as you have points to spend.
3.  Forced Mulligan on another creature's d20 rolls.  This can be done on a single roll so long as you have points to spend.
4.  Regain 2 times your level in expended spell/slot levels or daily uses of school/domain powers.

All other game functions follow book.

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