Tai_MT
Reaction score
5,545

Profile posts Latest activity Postings About

  • I just ordered a DM screen.  My players had so much fun last time, that I decided to invest a bit more money into the game.  My voice actually hurt from doing all the voices of all the characters. :D   Our new player even had a blast and got upset at one of her friends for not giving D&D a chance.  I HAVE MADE A CONVERSION!  Ha ha.
    CrazyCrab
    CrazyCrab
    Cool to hear that! :D Watch out for the sneaky paladins though, my character is so broken I'll probably make a new one. Polearm Master + Great Weapon Fighting + Oath of Vengeance is ridiculous, just so you know. After a couple of months of playing that's probably one of the most broken builds I've seen. Other than that 5e DnD is really balanced, so it shouldn't be too tough on new (and unoptimized) players and GMs.
    D&D5E went absolutely fantastic on Friday and Saturday.  One of our members made his character and then dropped out because his "girlfriend" was angry he wasn't with her, despite her knowing he'd be with us for over a month.  But, we had fun with just two players and now my voice is sore from roleplaying!  My entire month of prep work has paid off! :D
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    Not that I'm saying she's right or anything, but given it was valentine's day weekend, your friend probably should have seen that fight coming.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    But, it was the Friday and Saturday before it.  She knew a month in advance and if he knew she was gonna start a fight before he showed up... then he should've just dropped out instead of showing up at all.  Our third, honestly, just needs to date less psycho women.  He's got a history of this kind of thing, ha ha.
    Today is the day!  I get to DM my first session of D&D 5E!  I still have a few things to clean up (like interiors of important buildings), and some "rumors" for the tavern...  But, beyond that, I'm ready to go!  I can't wait for 6:00 now!
    • Like
    Reactions: 2 people
    CrazyCrab
    CrazyCrab
    I've been planning to set up one as well, but for now I'm only playing - still a lot of fun, DnD is as good as ever.  :) Good luck!
    Omega Weapon
    Omega Weapon
    Good luck. First sessions are always awesome.
    D&D is an expensive gaming hobby o_O
    • Like
    Reactions: 1 person
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I would love having that much disposable income to spend on D&D...  Seriously, I would.  Every module ever... every dice set ever... every released item and figure...


    Seriously, I'd be broke.
    Touchfuzzy
    Touchfuzzy
    Well, a big bulk was going to GenCon, which was an amazing experience. And part of how that was so much money was a stroke of luck. We paid the deductible for a surgery my wife had to have, we had scrimped and saved and were finally able to afford it. Then right before we went to GenCon, they insurance company refunded the deductible to us for some reason... so we had 1500 more dollars than we expected to while we were there.

    I might have bought too many things after that.
    Hollow 1977
    Hollow 1977
    Yeah but I bet it is a lot of fun. I collect manga. I own 600+ volumes priced at around 4-5$ each orginal Japanese text. Can't read them but love to draw and look them trying to follow the story. I have cut back since.
    Why are there thousands of colors of dice for tabletop gaming... but not very many dice bags?  Am I wrong to want dice bags a little more customized than "black with color interior"? 
    Sausage_Boi
    Sausage_Boi
    I have seen some really cool dice bags. I don't know where it came from, but I have seen some that looked like dragons scales. Mine is a purple camo crown royal bag :guffaw: (don't judge!)
    Touchfuzzy
    Touchfuzzy
    Dude, no, everyone uses Crown Royal Bags. I have like, the brown ones that the Crown Royal Maple came in. (my brother was obsessed with these for a while.
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Bags are really simple to make, and they don't have to be built for dice to be used for them.  I bet if you looked up drawstring bags you'd find lots of options.
    Later today, we roll up characters!  Next weekend... WE PLAY!

    D&D, here we come!  Come, fair travelers, take what you can from the city of Foothold!  3D6 in order!
    This is not... the greatest game in the world.  This is just a tribute.
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Did you make the greatest game in the world in your fight with a devil?
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Yes I did!  The funny thing is?  The greatest game in the world... doesn't actually look anything like this game!
    Why is "Pay to Win" so hard to understand?  If you can purchase power with real money, you are paying to win the game.  Even if what you're buying is a "random chance at better equipment", it is still "Pay to Win".
    Look, I'm not saying it's aliens.  But, it's aliens.
    • Like
    Reactions: 2 people
    mlogan
    mlogan
    Is it really though?
    AwesomeCool
    AwesomeCool
    @mlogan - yes.  yes it is.


    proof:

    ancient-aliens-guy.jpg





    but perhaps it is also humans?


    proof:

    humans-ancient-aliens-guy.jpg
    I took a break from D&D mapping and found myself looking at dice.  I shouldn't look at dice.  Now I want to buy pretty dice!
    My friend just got told she couldn't adopt a cat from a shelter because they couldn't be bothered to drive 45 minutes for a Home Inspection.  It wasn't, "can we schedule this later when we have more time?".  It was a flat-out "you cannot adopt a cat because we can't find a volunteer willing to drive 45 minutes to do a Home Inspection".

    I hate people so lazy.
    • Like
    Reactions: 1 person
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Yeah, it makes little sense in either case, but there's a phrase I once heard that always seems to ring true.  "Follow the money".  When something doesn't make a whole lot of sense, just follow the money.  You'll usually find your answer if you do.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    The people I adopt through don't do home inspections.  They just give you a questionnaire to fill out with a bit of a description of the place, family, other pets, etc.


    Even if shelters were to get all their pets adopted out, there would be more animals coming in.  There will always be irresponsible people who shouldn't have pets to keep them supplied.
    Hollow 1977
    Hollow 1977
    Just find another shelter if you can. Probably more in the area and not as strict.
    Why isn't it standard for all multiplayer games to have Matchmaking based on player skill?  I don't really enjoy stomping weak players and I don't enjoy being stomped by really good players.  I just want to have close games all the time.  Or do we live in a society where gamers only want the CHANCE to beat up on newbies to feel good about themselves?  If so, I may be done with multiplayer games forever.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
       See, I'm just happy if I don't spontaneously combust at the start of the match because of some cheap user hack, fighting people better than me has never been something I viewed as a problem, after all, just because someone plays the game way more than an average person is no reason to lock them out of the multiplayer.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I don't hate fighting people better than me.  I hate fighting people so amazingly good at the game, that to even play against them is a waste of my time.

    Why should I waste my time just for the sake of THEIR good time?  In all honesty, if you are so good at a game that you find yourself in a bracket or against a small pool of people where you can't play much anymore...  Then maybe that should be a hint to try a new game for a while.  Or go outside.  Or do something else with their lives.

    It's fine to be good at a game and do really well.  I just don't want to be matched against you because it's a waste of my time to play against you.  I'd rather you be matched against people of your own skill level.  If there aren't any/many, then just take it as you won that game and can now play a new one to get really good at it.  Or, start a new account to do it again (like so many do who reach the top tier of gaming).

    People better than you is one thing.  People so good that they stomp pretty much everyone...  That's quite another.  Or, I dunno, if you can't find a game as a super duper really great player...  It just matches you up against the nearest to you.  That way, you can keep playing, and you won't really hurt the "skill based matchmaking" that much.  The only people who will see the super duper good players are those closer to their skill level.
    trouble time
    trouble time
    ^ actually that is how match making works, if they're that good and there aren't that many people on they could be matched up with the worst player in the world.
    Fun idea for a game?  How about a game where you play an AI who works city infrastructure during disasters?  Fires, robberies, bombings, zombie outbreaks?  Your resources are the people and you try to keep them alive so that you can use them to do things your basic systems cannot (like making more things remote control, setting up barricades, driving fire trucks).  Tell me that wouldn't be at least a little fun.
    • Like
    Reactions: 1 person
    Wavelength
    Wavelength
    That's... actually a pretty good idea!!  Conduct traffic, monitor vital needs, prioritize who gets electricity... all while everything goes to hell around you.


    Good stuff.
    Dickjutsu
    Dickjutsu
    You mean something like this?


    http://store.steampowered.com/app/404920/


    I got it in a humble bundle a few months back.  It's not boo bad, however there is almost no tutorial it just kind of throws you into the mess and then as it adds new features it doesn't explain to you how to use them or really what they're for.


    It definitely could have been done better, but it's not a bad game.  It was certainly interesting.  It's not overdone by any means, so another game like it in any way wouldn't be bad.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Yeah, that looks kind of close to what I'm imagining. I'm imagining a slightly in the future type thing where what you're limited to doing is only what limits an actual AI would have.  If you ever played Halo 3 ODST, the little AI guy that runs the city?  Playing as that, kind of.  Still, that game looks pretty interesting.
    It is incredibly therapeutic to yell at telemarketers and survey people on the phone when they call you.  If their first line isn't "here's how to get off the list", they get an earful from me.  Especially after 8 p.m.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    If I don't have time to listen to them call me so late or so early, I don't have time to rant at them.  They get two sentences from me.  One is "someone better be fsking dead!" and the second is "no, you fsking shut up!  It's before 10/after 8!  call someone else, a-hole!" and then I hang up without waiting for a response.  I interrupt the entire conversation the whole way through as well.  They don't get to say "this is so and so with such and such".  I jump immediately to yelling, deliver my lines, hang up.  It lets us both get back to our lives as quickly as possible.

    Though, I did, one time, simply put the phone up to my computer speakers and let them listen to anime until they hung up.  That was pretty fun too.  Waste my time, I'll waste yours back.  At least telemarketers get paid for wasting the time of people.  The people they call get nothing for their wasted time.  Might be fun to answer the phone sometime with "please have your credit card ready, the first minute is $1, each additional minute is $1.50".
    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Ha! I'd love to hear the results if you did do the Pay the $1 for the first minute.


    Though, I do have to admit that I'm still surprised we have telemarketers. The company I called for was calling existing credit card customers of the company (usually new card holders) so the people were more receptive to the call than usual, as they already did business with them. But complete cold calling? I'm shocked that's still around.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    That's kind of my problem with telemarketing is the cold calling.  If I signed up for some service or something and people who run it call me, that's one thing.  I sometimes get calls from my own credit card company or from my cable/phone/internet provider with some new deal.  I don't consider those a big deal.  But, I'll just get random phone calls from companies wanting me to sign up for a cruise, or take some survey, or something equally unsolicited.  If I wanted to do those things, you wouldn't have to call me, I'd go do it myself.

    I, too, am surprised they still exist.  Especially in the age of the internet.  It's like a leftover marketing practice from like 1950 and it hasn't worked since 1960.  Usually a safe bet to not buy what they're selling if they're so out of date on business practices.
    I highly recommend trying to DM a tabletop game as a way to learn how to learn to react to players in an RPG Maker Game.  It's a lesson that teaches you that you cannot prepare for everything, and yet you must try.
    Hooray! I just spent the last four hours being domestic!  For no other reason than I saw things that needed done.
    I like that the world has gone from the Valley Girl phrase of using "Right?" every five seconds to the internet version of Valley Girl known as "ikr?".  The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    Why is the argument always "skill vs gear"?  Why can't it ever be "Skill, and gear provides more skill options"?
    AnimaScorpius
    AnimaScorpius
    This is a valid point, it would actually be a good idea, that way nothing in the game is useless. Everything would have another purpose weapons do damage/learn a skill. Skill points gained by leveling up could be spent to increased the skills you learn from your gear. I think it could be very interesting, don't you think?
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I think it could be very interesting.  I think it'd be a way to build characters in that equipment provides different skills, or different abilities that require skill to master.
    It's so much fun to nerd out with friends over D&D.  I get to do it again tomorrow :D
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    My first foray into Tabletop gaming with D&D 4E.  I've never played or DMed anything except that.  But, it's been a few years since we've played D&D and I missed it, so I offered some of my old players to start it up again.  I asked if they wanted to do 4E or maybe start on 5E.  Unanimous agreement to start 5E.  So, I ordered the books earlier this month and have been working on a campaign since.  Shadowrun does sound pretty awesome though.
    AnimaScorpius
    AnimaScorpius
    Shadowrun is amazing! plus the books cost less then the D&D ones.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I've heard stories about Shadowrun like "The Squirt Gun Wars" and I thought it always sounded fun.  But, most of my friends are more into swords and sorcery instead of steam-punk, so we've mostly stuck with D&D so far.  I may, at some point, break down and buy some other tabletop games, but I am still learning how to be an effective DM (i'm not a good public speaker, so my improvisation sucks currently).
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
  • Loading…

Latest Threads

Latest Posts

Latest Profile Posts

I'm getting better at sleeptyping. Yesterday I typed something that didn't make sense at all contextually, but was a valid without any grammar errors (and almost no spelling ones).
Maybe it's time for a new avatar.
I was trying to learn to play 2 songs on my acoustic guitar. The Bard's Song (Blind Guardian) and Aerith's Theme (the godly master composer who needn't be named). I was learning them 'by ear'.

Well today, only a week after not picking up my guitar. I can't even remember the first few notes to either. So I guess I'll need to learn to write sheet music alongside javascript :\

Feline Rescue.

Hope everyone is well. Lost power for about 12hours and dumped fridge and freezer items but restocked today.
When you're on a streak and someone else steps in ...

1664584273020.png

Forum statistics

Threads
125,689
Messages
1,172,816
Members
164,810
Latest member
LSChoi
Top