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General Chaos / Re: Food and Drink!
« on: November 27, 2014, 04:31:35 PM »
My relish is easy :-)

1 bag of cranberries, 1 apple (I prefer Fuji) 1 orange, and a cup of sugar (truvia for diabetics like me)
Put all of that in your food processor and pulse until it's ground to the right consistency. It tastes better chilled, so I like to put it in the fridge overnight; you can throw it in the freezer for a bit too. :-)

Got ahead on time, so I also made two batches of David-fudge. Dark chocolate & mint with almonds, and peanut butter & chocolate with banana chips (aka Elvis)

General Chaos / Re: Food and Drink!
« on: November 27, 2014, 03:00:45 PM »
I've got a turkey breast roasting in the oven as I type and cranberry relish chilling in the fridge. There's mashed potatoes, green beans, and my David-is-cheating dressing (stovetop with sausage, onion, and celery thrown in; not from scratch, but it fakes it well enough.) The menu is fairly standard except for the pomegranate martini I am nursing along, Pom-cran juice mixed with vodka, shake or strain through ice.

I figure if I am doing all the cooking I get to sip a little drinky-poo

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: The Mitchum Cleary Time Loop?
« on: October 05, 2014, 02:21:22 AM »
I played him in this one with two more events in mind:

1) The Yithian time loop (he explained it as "Lucille and me shot a wizard who was doin' some kinda funky thang with his hands") that actually sends him back sometime after the events of Bryson Springs.

2) Some event between the Dreamlands and Bryson Springs that results in him ending up in the back of the cop car with gaps in his memory

Yes, it started as a chance to bring Mitchum back and I figured if he survived long enough to close the loop it would be an excuse to play him again later.  I'm not sure that he'll survive those other events, though; poor bastard's luck is bound to run out sooner or later.

RPGs / Re: Boiling point - Baseraider: change of rules
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:23:21 PM »
Having used them, the new power tier rules make the game much easier to balance.  Honestly the alternate power tiers and boost patches have made Base Raiders one of my players' most enjoyable games.

Which is why I am a little bummed by the current support for Boiling Point.  It needs more love.  :(

Agreed!  It's a fun scenario; I'm surprised more people aren't circling it, ready to sink their teeth into this amazing product.

General Chaos / Re: Costumes and Cosplaying
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:00:16 PM »
You never know what people will latch onto and love.  Sometimes it can be a simple as a black mage (and frankly if you could keep that one totally simple but somehow manage to hide your face and make your eyes glow, ALL the cool cosplay points!) Sometimes it's the ridiculously complex where you've researched every detail; the true fans will know you did your homework, and the somewhat fans will still appreciate it even if they can't quote the chapter-and-verse of why it's awesome.

*Slight* tangent, but follow me on this one.  ;)  With today being Pirate Day, I broke out my trusty purple pirate outfit.  Now, I've worn this one before and some of the parts get swapped out here and there; vest or no-vest depends on the heat of the day and "Will I be comfortable for a given value of comfort in the man-corset today?" sword belt or no-swords allowed, etc.  The parts I always wear, though, are the shirt, the bandana, the sash, and my outrageously flamboyant hat.  I had to take photos with over a dozen people today, because the outfit is more well-known than I am. 

"David?  Who's David?" 
"I dunno, but there's Cap'n Purplescarf."

I took off my hat for fifteen minutes and I might as well have turned invisible. 

On the other hand, my neighbor's kid just joined the armed forces, and his mom saw me get home and *really* wanted a picture because "He's feeling homesick, and he LOVES your pirate outfit!  This one photo'll put in in good spirits for weeks." 

Rambly tangent, but here's my point: if you make it, someone somewhere will love it.  If you wear it (and just OWN the look) you WILL get photographed and make someone's day. 

Start your sewin' simple, slowly sew your seams, and someday you'll stitch stupendous stylish suits!  ^_^


That word doesn't appear anywhere in the article I linked to.

The photos are of paper that has been folded, glued, and placed to replicate intricate cityscapes, all the more impressive that this was done entirely by hand and without the use of folding machines.  As origami is an art form involving folded paper, I saw paper that had been folded in the photos and immediately thought of my preferred method of expression via a paper medium.

As an avid folder, and an origami purist, my personal milieu is for the folded paper to start as a square and end as a square with folds in it; please understand that my use of the word "origami" was directed at what I had hoped this could have been. I am in no way demeaning these amazingly intricate hand-made papercrafted cityscapes, as I find them beautiful and really well done.

I am merely stating that these are not the art form I had hoped they were.  My apologies for my words earlier, I did not mean to mislead, demean, offend, or in any other way take away from these masterpieces.  I am merely saddened and displeased that I walked into the museum expecting to see an exhibition of watercolors on canvas only to find that that the paintings were oil-paint on paper.

Crazy random thought, but would various RPPR text alert/ringtones be a thing?  I can think of a few that might be fun already.

Ross "Wwwwwizaaaard!"
David  "Grrrrackle Cannon!"
Caleb "Deathtrap is singular, and therefore incorrect."
Aaron "You seem trustworthy!"
Ross   "There's monsters in the school, Tom."

What do you guys think?  Would it be worthwhile?

General Chaos / Re: Springfield G.A.M.E. Con?
« on: August 30, 2014, 04:49:01 PM »
If nothing else, I plan on attending.  One of my coworkers asked me to, so yay springfield G.A.M.E.  ^_^


Japanese Artist Hand-Crafts Intricate Three Dimensional Paperscapes

Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa’s “Paperworks” exhibition explores the impression of architectural density through delicate three-dimensional installations. The intricate sculptures were all hand-crafted piece by piece out of paper and glue, creating an awe-inspiring assemblage of multi-layered urban conditions at different scales.

I'm torn on this one.  On the one hand, "Yay intricate folded city that looks freakin' awesome."  On the other, "Those weren't folded from squares, and EVERY purist knows that 'glue' and 'blasphemy' are synonyms!  This is NOT origami!  Raaaaaaage!"

Gonna compromise and say  "Awesome sculpture work.  That's amazing, and I bow to the sculptor's skill.

General Chaos / Re: Image Thread
« on: August 25, 2014, 07:18:15 PM »

One of these days, if I'm ever able to figure out how he did it.
*le sigh*

General Chaos / Re: Best Internet Vidyas
« on: August 25, 2014, 07:14:04 PM »
Have Spanish soap opera writers been playing A Dirty World?

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I remember that game!  Mistakes were made, things rapidly got out of hand, and we learned that a +1 Weapon Advantage (scissors) can be potent in the right (or wrong) hands...

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« on: August 23, 2014, 02:52:47 PM »
If you're ever looking for some dark humor fun in the vein of MAOCT you guys could try out Must Be Tuesday; it's a high school "monster of the week"-style RPG inspired by shows like Buffy, where the player characters are simultaneously A. secret extracurricular monster hunters trying to survive high school and B. actual monsters themselves. The primary mechanic involves balancing mundane human activities (School and life stuff) with your supernatural ones (Monster instincts and adventures). If you go too far in one direction or the other you either become the next Victim of the Week, or the Monster of the Week.

Since I know the devs on another forum I actually got to be in a couple of the playtests and I've run a game of the final version, and all three were an absolute riot. Seems like it'd be perfect for a one-shot or two (Maybe even a mini-campaign) if you guys are interested.


Edit: While playing MBT earlier today my GM pointed out that I have done an improper job marketing this game to the RPPR crew, so here is my refined attempt:

Aaron: You can play a robot!
Tom: There are monsters in the school, and you're one of them!
Caleb: The entire game is narrative-driven and there's a mechanism for improvising entire plots on the spot!
Ross: You can literally play an Eldritch Horror posing as a high school student!

Sales pitch over.

And I can be the librarian!

"What I remember, I say.  What I don't remember I make up mid sentence."

I feel like this was mentioned in one of the Base Raiders sessions.

Henry Rollins attributed this one to "Diamond David Lee Roth.  Whaooo~!" in one of his spoken-word albums. 

General Chaos / Re: What scares YOU
« on: July 13, 2014, 03:27:29 PM »
A few years ago I woke up with a massive headache, stumbled into the kitchen for a glass of water and stepped on a baby copperhead (fucking posionous snake) barefooted. The thing slithered under a table while I nearly shit myself. Hell yeah I screamed like a bitch. I don't know many people that would say "oh look at that a snake".

I swept the damn thing in a box and murdered it with a machete.

Magically cured my headache.

Think about it from the copperhead's point of view, though.  Here he is, curled up in a warm spot happily dozing when suddenly a giant stomps on him in the darkness, chases him down when he tries to get away, and then machete-death.  Poor thing must've been horrified there.

Not sayin' you did the wrong thing, mind, just pointing out the mutual horror there.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Ross needs to play Diplomacy
« on: July 12, 2014, 03:11:01 PM »
We played Twilight Imperium.  Which is like Diplomacy.  On crack.  In outer space.

"Playing time: 360 minutes"

Not crack, LSD. 

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