...So How Was Your Day?

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  1. Rachel

    Rachel Dragonfly Catcher

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    wow I can't believe what is happening. I am stunned and did not mentally prepare for this possibility enough. And I guess I listened to pollsters too much.

    What a terrible time to be pregnant. I can't drink and my stress is high. Really crappy timing
     
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  2. Nae'blis

    Nae'blis I remember when CT's were cool.

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    I wonder if Elon Musk is going to send people to Mars soon...

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  3. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    I'm preparing a variety of non-alcoholic cocktails I'm calling my "Jonestown Sampler." Any takers?
     
  4. dimmerwit

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    Seriously, this fibre thing is ridiculous. Videos really load right when you click them? Games don't take two days of completely saturating your bandwidth?

    I mean, by modern standards it's a good if not elite connection, but dear lord. I feel like a caveman with a bunsen burner here.
     
  5. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    Well, I completely derped out today. I was thinking today [Nov. 17] was Wednesday, not Thursday. Thursday is "get out of the house and play games with friends" night, and i get a call from such friends early in the evening "Hey, you going to come?"
    being a bus-rider, it would have taken me a while to get there. A little late, considering a few other arrived early to set up a game, they could have contacted me to coordinate.
     
  6. The Eye in the Sky!

    The Eye in the Sky! That guy eating pie Moderator Premium Member

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    Yesterday was nice - The Grand Tour premiered on Amazon Prime and I got to watch it early due to timezones. Fantastic. It was like Top Gear but with a new coat of paint. The cinematography and gags were like the original show. Anyone that complains that it feels too staged should not bother watching it because it's obvious by now...

    Also created a Japanese PS account to play the new FF 15 demo and its fantastic. Can't read or understand anything that is going on, but I've figured out the controls and basic battle system so I can competently play it. If they can pull off the story/characters being decent, I think this could be an awesome game. It feels like a FF game through and through, even if people are complaining about all of the preview stuff.

    I'm almost done with the weight loss portion of my diet. I've lost 27 lbs in a little over a month and only 2 lbs away from my goal. Hopefully I can hit that before Thanksgiving. Might keep going to see if I can get myself under 195. Haven't been that thin since college.
     
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  7. Jon

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    Kudos!!!
     
  8. dimmerwit

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    Yeah, it was really good. Although I have James May beaten because I was caught speeding just last week at 35.
     
  9. Apollo

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    Watching the new Grand Tour right now, it's so familiar as Top Gear. Love that it's back, though, and more than happy to see them all doing what they want to do once more :)
     
  10. Nae'blis

    Nae'blis I remember when CT's were cool.

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    I watched the Kingsglaive movie last night, and really liked it. Amazing graphics and cool looking fights - got me really pumped to play the game!

    Yeah, as Jon said, kudos dude! :golfclap:
     
  11. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    Pathfinder weekend! *wahoo* >Nerd talk incoming.

    Saturday- My lvl 10 Monk jumped in the final part of a t7-11 campaign- and nearly died after running into a throng of assorted undead. She failed a save to resist paralysis and she was whacked for 20+ damage a round, with only 78 HP.
    My friend was wondering why my monk didn't have Power Attack. His character was hitting for a lot more than my monk, with power attack; I argued that my monk opts for technique rather than brute force to take down her foes. Her damage is only 2d8+5; power attack would only increase that to 2d8+17, at the cost of "to hit" chance. knowing my dice, I need every bit of "to hit" chance I'll need.
    My monk Flurries at +15/+15/+10/+10/+5. dropping that to +12/+12/+7/+7/+2 with Power Attack will often mean that the last few blows won't hit. I've opted for Hammer the Gap as a means to do additional damage.
    I've done the math, and with my monk's tactic of "kick'em to the ground, and kick them on the ground" and her "bonus ki attack" I do at minimum 72 dmg if all my attacks connect. I'd do just as much damage with Power Attack and half my attacks missing.
    Bah, I'll increase her strength, but no power attack.

    Sunday- My friend wanted me to run Strange Aeons AP and nearly killed them a few times over. The first part of the campaign opens with-
    the players in dream state being hunted by a fiend in the fog- that says to "brutally, and viscerally kill the players as allowable."
    Then they had trouble with the CR3 enemies that hit with a +6/1d8+3 dmg. I gave them a few resources that otherwise wouldn't be there [a healing scroll and wand], but they managed to survive even without the assistance of a NPC i sent out to check on them.

    Monday- with the Thanksgiving weekend looming, no games are planned for this weekend. So, there was one at a different location that i rarely visited because i haven't a ride home from that location- and there's nothing doing at that mall. Still, last game to be played for a couple weeks- had fun.[/spoiler]
     
  12. Apollo

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    ...so...yeah...kinda' slow lately. Holiday hype buildup and whatnot, but otherwise a relatively non-eventful past couple of weeks...yay?
     
  13. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I'm getting Final Fantasy XV today... so thats my news. Holidays were nice, but exhausting.
     
  14. Nae'blis

    Nae'blis I remember when CT's were cool.

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    Got my copy of FFXV yesterday and managed to put in about an your and a half playtime. So far I think it's great!
     
  15. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I did about the same. I didn't play at all last night but I intend to jump back in tonight. I did some hunts and got the Regalia fixed so time to start exploring.
     
  16. Sigs Minock

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    • Testament's Brotherhood of the Snake CD
    • a pass to Paizo'Con. :D
    • My copy of Persona 5 paid off
    • Battle for Greyport, a deck building, cooperative game based in the Red Dragon Inn universe.
    • my monthly haul of comic books
    • $25 gift card to Gamestop,
    • and a check from my grandma.

    organizing my loose and errant comics, i have realized that some Gremlins have taken some of my books. :( Harley Quinn #2-5 all unaccounted for, and Copperhead #6. The Harley Quinn books, i'll probably just buy the TPB if i can't find them [as they are $6+ if i were to buy them online] and Copperhead shouldn't be that hard to find at a reasonable price.
     
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    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    So, I bought Hexagon of Hanayama puzzles, and got it apart... and putting it back together is proving the true puzzle...
    I CANNOT find a video to put it back together... and i'd rather not have to rewind videos...
     
  18. Apollo

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    That does look like quite an interesting puzzle. :O_O:
     
  19. Sigs Minock

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    I have three other Hanayama puzzles: Rattle, Spiral, and Padlock.

    The last two i know how they work. in fact, with Padlock, i put it back together backwards once, so i was confused as all hell when I couldn't get it apart. Rattle still needs some work, but Hexagon is maddening.
     
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  20. Sigs Minock

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    huzzah! after an hour of fiddling with it, I finally got the pieces back together in the bracket. :D

    Happy New Years to everyone; here's to hoping 2017 isn't as eventful as 2016. Reaper take a vacation!
     
  21. Apollo

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    Congrats! Those are really interesting puzzles, I really need to take a look at those, those sort of brain teasers are great!

    Happy New Year! It's a shame that something like what happened in Istanbul is how we're marking the start to a new year, but hopefully things get better from here!
     
  22. Jawneh

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    I love puzzles like that. My dad collects and makes some of his own which got me into them originally. Sadly I haven't found any neat ones recently that aren't either easy or super expensive. :/
     
  23. Sigs Minock

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    The Hanayama puzzles are only $15 give or take. The Padlock takes a while to figure out.

    Anyways, went over to a friends house for some tabletop gaming, and we played a module [big dungeon, lots of XP] and our party consisted of: My grapple-oriented frogman, a barbarian (who couldn't hit the broadside of a barn), a Cleric, and a Witch. After some searching and some easy fights [my frogman grabbed a spider that playing 'hermit crab' with a skull and punched it out.] Until we encountered a large skeletal snake in a dark pit. The snake immediately stunned two of our party, incapacitated the cleric- unconscious and paralyzed- and it was essentially up to my frog to fight this thing- with a whopping 1d3+2 damage. If i was grappling it, I would be adding 2d6 to that damage damage...
    Survived to 1 HP (of 21) but succumb to paralysis... At that point, it was a TPK. Cleric dead, witch dying, and the barbarian swinging wildly before getting paralyzed and dying.

    This monster was too strong for a party of first and second lvls, and we retconned to just avoid that fight entirely and eventually completed that module with much discussion how horribly unbalanced that fight was. What was worse- the "skeletal" snake was a construct, not an undead. Different tactic to fight.
     
  24. Sigs Minock

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    Came down with a cold, yay. managed to survive a several hour pathfinder session with my Gunslinger/Warpriest with the idea based around Meryl Strife from Trigun. all in all, had fun, i now have more PFS characters than i know what to do with.... with 12 characters, most of which are only lvl 3-5.
     
  25. Sigs Minock

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    Decided, for the first time since i've been going, to not attend Emerald City ComicCon. I've gone for the past several years, and had a blast each time i went. But sadly, it's become more of a "get out of the house" excursion than a comic excursion.
    with just about three weeks from the convention, it's a "now or never" deal. I'm choosing "never"

    I also found out that the voice actors are starting to charge for autographs. Last time Rob Paulsen & Maurice LaMarche were at the Con- they didn't charge. :)
     
  26. Jawneh

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    Currently wondering if I'll be snowed in by tomorrow morning or not. Some schools are already closed for tomorrow, but that doesn't mean I can skip digging out the car and going to work. Bah.
     
  27. BigDaddy

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    I'm training for a half marathon (13.1 miles) on March 11. I've never run that far before. Today I ran 10 miles, which I hadn't done in over ten years. It went pretty well, and I felt good after. Then I went to a house BBQ and had some great food. Meat selection consisted of brisket, chicken, ham, turkey, salmon, and burnt ends. Sides included cheesy corn and baked beans.

    It was a pretty good day.
     
  28. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I always wonder how it would feel to be surrounded by unique local foods. New England isn't known for anything except for seafood at the coast.

    I'd love to visit places like Texas, KC, New Orleans, Chicago, or NYC (again) just to eat.
     
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    I would love to try the seafood right there on the coast. I had some in Santa Barbara, CA, last year that was good, but I would like to try it up there in New England.

    New Orleans does have some great Cajun/Creole food that I always enjoyed in my trips down there (jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, etc.).
     
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  30. Nae'blis

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    I agree. One of the best experiences for me while travelling is trying out local foods.
     
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