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Off Topic Fun / Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:08:52 PM »
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.
Please tell me you did not discover this when his pants were down...
Or anyone else's pants were down, for that matter...

Off Topic Fun / Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:47:18 AM »
I started playing this again over the past week (I'm working 12  hr night shifts and frequently am not busy). The Crystal Cove area has been open and I have been having a blast running it. I've gotten to where I can solo it 9 times out of 10, and managed to get 330 crystals once. :D

It got pretty intense at times... At one point, the main "boss" came up to the top of the ramp, along with 1-2 other "mini-bosses" and several wraiths... They killed me, my hireling, and all of the kobolds... but I'd already gotten the 100 crystals so I still "won".

It was hard on my equipment, though... At one point, everything I was wearing was broken. :P

I definitely was spending more in repairs than I was getting out of it...

It was definitely worth it, though. You can craft/buy some really great gear with the green gems you get as a reward, and it was tons of fun. I did a few runs with a guy, and it was way easier with two people. Even after crafting/buying myself a set of armor and several skill boosting hats (probably costing around 1000 total), I still have over 1600 green dragonshards.

Off Topic Fun / Re: My big adventure
« on: August 03, 2018, 08:34:19 PM »
Sounds awesome! :D At least in the US, starting an LLC is as easy as filling out a form and paying some money. So I wouldn't toss that idea out so quickly. Anyway, good luck! Hope you all love it!

Legends of the Heroes / Re: Forest Friends
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:05:49 PM »
We finally concluded the last battle, which was appropriately dramatic (I hope). The PCs saw starlight filtering in from the exit to the dwarven ruins they'd been navigating, and heard the chaotic sounds of hundreds of voices. The pixie buffed and flew up to scout, and saw that there was an army of gnolls camped just outside, along with the cleric they'd defeated earlier in the game, his horde of undead, 11 black unicorns (vampire unicorns) with vampire spawn riders, and finally the BBEG himself: a bald, purple-robed, flying vampire wizard. The BBEG had See Invisible up (he's a divination specialist, and his minions had tangled with the PCs numerous times, including the vrock very recently, so he was well informed of who they were and when they'd show up). So he saw her and tried to hit her with a Glitterdust. They rolled initiative checks, and she won by 1 point, so I said she managed to get out of the way before it "landed". She flew back into the cavern, and they began buffing and summoning like they never had before. I offered several tips about useful defensive spells, and they used their "ace" and called the dragon that they'd reincarnated earlier. It had originally been a black, but was reincarnated as a copper (mature adult). It came along with its two half-(black)dragon dire wolf children. She also began buffing, and before long they all had Death Ward, a spell that let them bypass DR/silver, and Resist Energy: Fire. The druid and his companion also had Luminous Armor, and he summoned a quartet of greenbound hippogriffs. The hippogriffs laid down a continuous supply of Wall of Thorns in the tunnel exit, with the dragon spewing acid into it as frequently as possible. They massacred a huge number of bugbears trying to rush through the bottleneck.

Eventually half the black unicorns and their riders came down the tunnel with bugbear reinforcements. The dragon breathed and wiped out the spawn and bugbears, but the unicorns kept coming until a lucky turning roll by the lone remaining good unicorn (who had been buffed by me to a celestial charger) turned them all...

Then they hatched a plan: the druid summoned an earth elemental, and turned into a small bird. The earth elemental then picked up he and the pixie and carried them to the surface through the rocky mountain above them. They sent the elemental back, and the pixie hid and slowly crept to the top of the "tallest mountain" with the Beacon of Hope (MacGuffin) while the druid flew up (as a rhino) and went mano-a-mano with the wizard and his called vrock (who had been healed back to full since they last encountered him). With a stoneskin effect from Heart of Earth, as well as his other buffs, he was holding his own against them for several rounds. He was wearing a Hathran Mask of True Seeing he'd borrowed from the pixie to bypass their Mirror Images, and his buffs also let him bypass their damage reduction. The wizard's 30 AC was a bit tough, though. He summoned two giant crocodiles, imbued with Celestial Aspect for wings, and together they managed to land a few good blows on the wizard, and even grapple him for a round (until he activated his Heart of Water for Freedom of Movement).

Finally, the weak sun crested the horizon, and the pixie finished the battle with two dramatic flourishes. She used her Horn of the Androsphinx to cause a cave-in and crush most of the army, and trap the rest of it within the cavern. She also held up the MacGuffin (Beacon) so that it focused the sun's weak light into a beam that first destroyed the BBEG, then transformed the "black unicorns" back into their normal selves, banishing the darkness and saving the world. :D

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: IC-Multiplanar conflict
« on: July 20, 2018, 03:58:12 PM »
After the long pause, Dyson proclaims in an even more mechanical voice than usual "Lucius of the 381st, I hereby release you on agreement that you will join us in battle as the final penance for your crimes. This release is largely predicated upon the unique circumstances of the multiverse presently, specifically concerning Asmodeus' abandonment of his primary role, which is in violation of the Pact Primeval, and which nullifies any claims that he has upon your soul."

Having said this, he then strikes the weapon with his own conjured psionic weapon with a blow calculated to do the most damage possible (Greater Insightful Strike).

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: Need Help Making a OP character
« on: July 18, 2018, 12:10:30 PM »
It's happened before :

It's happened again (before) :

btw , the op's linked combat houserules don't effect  Tiers really at all.
Thank you for these wonderful blasts from the past.  The nice thing about senility is that it's just as hilarious the 2nd (or 43rd) time...

Off Topic Fun / Re: Audiobooks not available in US
« on: July 18, 2018, 10:48:19 AM »
At the bottom of the amazon page it says:
Title Not For Sale In This Country/Region
Due to publishing rights restriction, we are not authorized to sell this item in the country/region where you live.

I might order the cds though. Thanks.

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: IC-Multiplanar conflict
« on: July 18, 2018, 10:24:47 AM »
Since Asmodeus seems to have broken/violated the Pact Primeval, could Lucius' contract of servitude be viewed as nullified (by an Inevitable...)?

I’ve seen this mentioned but it was generally regarded as pretty weak rules lawyering. Having a familiar doesn’t change the target of the spell in general. It’s still a personal spell. Using that one prc, spell guard of silverymoon I think, is more solid and generally accepted.

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: IC-Multiplanar conflict
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:53:10 PM »
know: planes 1d20+11 : 17 + 11, total 28
(to see if Dyson's ever heard of this dude)

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: Need Help Making a OP character
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:55:46 PM »
The original post was from January. I think the second post is likely from a bot.
Nah Keldar isn't a bot, phae might be through.
very funny :p
The original must have been confirmed as a bot and deleted

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: IC-Multiplanar conflict
« on: July 08, 2018, 02:17:49 PM »
There is a being imprisoned within the sword that offers to fight in exchange for freedom.

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: IC-Multiplanar conflict
« on: July 08, 2018, 12:59:22 AM »
The inevitable says "Who are you and why were you imprisoned?"

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: Other Half OOC
« on: July 04, 2018, 12:17:56 AM »
On vacation till SUnday. Very little posting.

Off Topic Fun / Re: Audiobooks not available in US
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:29:57 PM »
The Hydrogen Sonata
Yeah I can get that one. What I am lol just for are Look to Windward and Inversions.

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: Need Help Making a OP character
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:13:47 PM »
The original post was from January. I think the second post is likely from a bot.

Off Topic Fun / Re: Audiobooks not available in US
« on: July 02, 2018, 05:42:30 PM »
Good idea about the libraries. There are three titles that aren't available as audiobooks in the US: Excession, Inversion, and Look to Windward. I've listened to all the other culture novels except for the final one, The Hydrogen Sonata. (I also managed to find a... less than legit... copy of Excession a while back...) Evidently there must have been some licensing snafu between his UK publisher and audible that only affects '96 to 2000...

Off Topic Fun / Re: Audiobooks not available in US
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:37:58 PM »
Yeah I listen to podcasts as well, but I get bored with them and switch back and forth to books.

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: IC-Multiplanar conflict
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:36:59 PM »
After mentally girding himself (regaining both psionic foci and recovering his maneuvers), Dyson picks up the sword.

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