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1:20 AM
hey there @Emrakul
 
Heyo, @Shalvenay.
 
how're things going?
 
Things're alright! How 'bout you?
 
would be a whole lot better if my PC wasn't suffering from a bunch of post-reboot graphics squirreliness (had a 2 hour power outage overnight last night)
well, I think I found the problem at least -- just have to blow away Xorg and bring it back up though
 
Ouch, that's not straightforward.
 
1:29 AM
@Emrakul actually, I'm back already :D
 
Oh, whoosh. That was fast.
Straightforward as a reinstall?
 
@Emrakul way more straightforward :P
 
Neat! Well, you're back!
 
@Shalvenay Squirrely, eh?
 
LOL
seems like CyberSquirrel1 has finally been captured \o/
 
2:23 AM
hey there @nitsua60
 
2:44 AM
Tea Dragon Society is a webcomic about adorable little dragons who grow tea leaves on their heads, and a blacksmith's apprentice who is learning to care for them.
 
 
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4:15 AM
@LegendaryDude I very often have a "developments" table for a scenario on which I'll roll at real-time intervals.
Usually different columns in the table either enter or leave play as the PC's actions defuse or incite things.
@Shalvenay hiya
 
how're things going?
 
Good--AL tonight, with the HS kids.
 
how'd that go?
 
Good, though it's painfully slow.
 
how so?
 
4:19 AM
They're not terribly good at following the narrative, so are constantly asking questions to go back over things that just happened, for one thing.
Lots of time spent on "wait, what do I add when I attack?"
 
ah
hey there @CBredlow
 
"It's a d20 plus your attack bonus, just like it has been the last 150 times you've attacked."
But, hey, it's how you get new players in. The one kid who's running a table does an awesome job, which is really cool to watch.
(And play with/under, when seating calls for it.)
 
hey as well @Novak
@nitsua60 good to hear
btw, do you think a "standing" campaign world is a good thing to have on hand?
 
Hey @Shalvenay
 
@Novak what's up?
 
4:24 AM
Question to the crowd (which seems to be... three of us?)
What to do when a question has been closed as opinion based, when a good factual (or fact-based) answer exists? Question is not mine.
 
@Novak point it out that you have a fact-based answer lined up with a comment and VtRO
 
"take it to meta" is my first instinct (sight unseen)
 
if what's going on overflows a short comment, then yeah, take it to meta
 
Considered "Take it to meta," but that seems like a sledgehammer. (If I were to do that, I would wait until I had half a dozen examples and make an ISSUE out of it.)
Comment was my first instinct, but I wasn't sure if comments were appropriate. Not sure what VtRO stands for.
And I should point out it's been edited (not by me) and is eligible for a re-open. I wasn't sure if a comment would be construed as pushing the vote, or if that's fair game.
 
@Novak vote-to-reopen
 
4:28 AM
@Novak I dunno--single-question metas are perfectly fine in my opinion. I mean, there's a whole tag....
 
@nitsua60 I hear you-- I don't really disagree, it comes down to style. If that were the only option I'd feel less hesitation. The question is the "Layers of Story" question, which I think is a great one, that has at least a semi-answer based in psychological studies.
 
The more we use meta like that, the less "EXTREEEME" such use will be.
Here's the thing: a good answer rarely salvages a poor question.
 
@BESW Like, after a while it'll be "EXTREEME," then "Extreeme," then "extreme"?
Then mundane?
 
Good answer/poor question: Maybe, maybe not. But I can't be too enthusiastic about closing questions that actually have good answers.
 

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