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12:11 AM
man I am super nervous about being GM
and all that nervousness costs a lot of mental energy that I could be putting into just GMing with everyone :P
 
I think the best advice I could give for a new DM is to, for your first campaign, play things out totally cliche. Have a fairly standard BBEG, with pretty simple motives, and really just do everything by the book.
The more standard your basic campaign premise is, the more time and energy you'll have to spend on actually becoming a better DM.
 
@doppelgreener know the feeling
 
flag the reposted deleted question to death please
 
It's really easy to get excited about all the ways you're going to break the mold an try new things to excite your players, but really, it's more important to learn the basics firsts, and then once you have those down and know how to work within the rules, you'll be much better off for your second or third campaign, when you do run off the rails.
 
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Q: How are you handling data inconsistency in the 5th edition PHB?

AdrianSkip to "Since..." if you are new to this post Since @Brian Ballsun-Stanton is a Nazi and does not believe in free speech I am posting this again It is a valid question yet the stackexchange minions are pissing on it. Ignoring the actual question I posted and deleting it is pure cowardice! I ca...

 
12:20 AM
Flagged for hate speech.
 
Same
 
don't engage in comments
 
I always find it hilarious when people talk about free speech when it simply doesn't apply.
 
the initial question made it clear he'd pirated a copy of the material, and he's conveniently removed that in the repost whilst adding the bit where he calls a mod a Nazi - smart move :D
 
also, don't downvote these. Flag as spam/offensive, additional downvotes kick it from the home page
 
12:27 AM
Whoa.
 
And gone
 
That thing got community auto-deleted.
 
"I have free speech in this privately-owned, privately-hosted server!"
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I love that
 
@doppelgreener I cast the sixth offensive flag.
 
12:28 AM
Yeah, I was wondering if it was because it hit -10, then noticed the guy dropped to 1 rep.
so it must have been that
 
I expect another question post from him shortly
unless he gets temp banned
 
@Phil hopefully the metering will kick in and he won't be permitted to
 
or that
 
i flagged it for mod attention, so they'll do... something
 
he made need one more though
 
12:29 AM
@Phil unless until he gets temp banned.
 
same here
 
Fixed for ya.
 
:)
 
Speaking of which, I also find it hilarious when a user "declares war" on the moderators.
 
make sure to flag the deleted version, the flags might have gotten cleared when it was deleted
@AgentPaper it's sometimes amusing watching them bash themselves against the rocks like that
 
12:29 AM
how do you do that (for future reference as I already flagged?)
 
@Phil You have to have 10kRep, because you need to be able to see the deleted question
 
ah fair enough
 
But if you do, you just flag it like you normally would.
 
got a while yet then :)
 
@waxeagle Can't flag except for mod attention.
 
12:30 AM
(Though I think you can only flag as 'other')
 
slow and steady wins the race is my motto for getting rep :)
 
I'm curious what the -100 rep penalty shows up as in the rep history.
 
"-100 For Racism"
 
@Emrakul "-100 your ass is grass"
 
I would hope
 
12:32 AM
anyway, after that bit of excitement its bed time for me - cya all
 
I have it on good authority (of being within a few meters from it) that Brian has missed all the "fun" by taking a shower.
 
@Magician well when he returns there may be more Fun for him to dispense, unless the person's hit the rate limits
... which actually makes the "I can post this more times than you can delete it!" threat funny, now that I realise it, because as of a couple of weeks ago that's impossible
 
I'm pleased that "Community" hosed the second attempt, as it helps show Brian wasn't acting according to his own whim the first time.
 
@BESW yeah me too.
 
We're the "minions" in this equation.
Hail Hydra?
 
12:35 AM
i left a comment saying the rant wasn't okay and that was community opinion, so i am pretty glad the community pretty unambiguously demonstrated that
 
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goes to get some water
 
12:48 AM
...it gets even more bizarre when you realise he's been on the Stack for more than a year, and got a Nice Question badge for his only other active post on RPG.SE.
 
...damn
 
@BESW There's a side-effect of Stellata's character gen I kinda like. The social skills I've been flustered about are Deceive, Provoke, Rapport and Empathy. Those all seem to be the skills about how one deals with people.
She has Deceive at 1 (she's kinda good at being deceptive sometimes), Provoking at 2 (she knows how to piss people off), Rapport at 3 (she's good at making friends), and Empathy... at 0. She has no idea about it. Peoples' mental states go way over her head and she will often miss a subtle change in them.
though I might tinker to see if I can give her Empathy at 1, and I might give her a stunt around using Deceive...
My thoughts are that she her plant-ish nature makes it hard for people to read her. But it also makes it hard for her to read others, so it's difficult to know when people are catching onto her.
Actually nevermind that stuff. I just realised I don't really need to focus on her being deceptive, since she will not often be in espionage mode.
 
1:05 AM
Hrmm, so do I need little horn rimmed glasses and nehru suit?
Or do I go full on marvel villain and find some sort of energy source larger than my head?
 
@BrianBallsun-Stanton certainly the latter
I'd recommend the obelisk from the current agents of shield, way cooler than a tesseract
 
@BrianBallsun-Stanton Given that this is RPG.SE, I think you need a cape and a thick black moustache.
 
@waxeagle the diviner thingy?
Yeah, but so many people are fighting over that.
@Miniman I've got a full beard, does that do? And I do post very... evil... answers?
 
@waxeagle Where'd your answer go?
@BrianBallsun-Stanton Full beard definitely counts for a lot. You should consider carrying a big black bomb with a fuse poking out of it, though.
 
@Miniman ::nods sagely:: I've been informed that, on good experience, my fake russian accent is atrocious.
 
1:10 AM
Bah. He's obviously the Kindly Bearded Mentor Who Will Inevitably Betray Us.
 
@BESW I have a quest for you... and you wound me with your accusations so...
 
@BESW Looking at his profile pic, that fits scarily well.
 
@Miniman you should ask some of my grad students that :) ::strokes beard... nicely::
 
1:30 AM
@Miniman pulled it, as it was mostly redundant, do you want to grab anything from it for yours?
 
@waxeagle I already grabbed the gist of it :)
 
@Miniman good deal :)
 
@waxeagle I was surprised to see your answer disappear though.
 
@Miniman getting a bit more liberal about deletions now that the gold badge is in my pocket :) (not that it should matter...but it did for a few weeks there)
 
@waxeagle Heh. I'll admit I was pretty okay with not having competition, especially competition from you :P
 
2:16 AM
19 more questions to 10k.
 
Anyone have any interesting race ideas (thematically or mechanically) for a Swordsage/Factotum starting at lv2? 0 LA preferable, I might be able to swing a +1 LA. Currently considering a Spellwarped or Phrenic Incarnate Construct Warforged, alternatively a Whisper Gnome if those two options aren't allowed and I don't get a better idea. (D&D 3.5)
 
2:37 AM
@BESW Lets just ask the 5e inconsistency question 19 more times
hides
 
2:58 AM
-continues browsing various race lists on the net though they say nothing about thematics-
-and most say little about unusual mechanics, just give stat values and sometimes ability names-
 
People here might be able to offer suggestions if we had some notion of what "interesting" meant to you. Ironic theme mismatch? Powerful confluence of motive and means? Funny-looking?
 
3:14 AM
Any and all. My interests are so varied that anything might be applicable at any time lol. Gimme any idea and where to find it and I'll look it up. I'm honestly kinda clueless right now, and researching races at random in hopes something sparks an idea.
 
@DeathStarPR A work-obsessed father races to prevent his estranged son from carrying out a terror plot. Featuring Sir Alec Guiness.
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I know about the build I'm likely to go for, but other than that I have no idea what to do. Probably going to focus on having lots of Knowledge ranks, and UMD, Spellcraft and Iaijutsu Focus, and be a somewhat arcanist leaning utility character. The group doesn't have an arcanist (and tbh probably doesn't need one) but they do have a rogue who has the primary skillmonkey covered, so I'm thinking something like a curious researcher/wanderer or something along those lines.
That way I can be a secondary skillmonkey (mostly for knowledges and magic stuff) and have that sort of arcane dabbler type of feel.
 
@BESW Why it no magic???
 
Sometimes it has to get poked, and I missed the poke window.
 
@BESW you left it on https
 
Yeah, but that usually isn't an insurmountable problem.
 
i see yes ;P
 
3:41 AM
BTW, how'd the different A/V setup work for ya?
 
4:40 AM
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about...I'm really not sure but I know it doesn't belong here — Jason Baker 6 mins ago
 
4:59 AM
@BESW I am somewhat sad that the purge scripts will eventually leave no record of this thing.
Maybe this is the internet delirium setting in.
 
5:31 AM
Someone mentioned Microsoft OneDrive here once. I can't recall who. If anybody does favor it over other services, any particular reason for the preference? I've always used Google Drive, but everybody in my group has a Microsoft account (we're all grieving MSN Messenger expies :P), so I'm looking at trying it for my next game's collab.
 
5:42 AM
Heads up, I think I see someone working his way toward RPG.SE.
 
6:09 AM
@BESW Wow. Not one, but two answers in comments on that question, and both terrible with nothing to back them up.
 
They're so... straightforward.
 
@AgentPaper SF.SE, where answers go to comments to die.
 
Suggested for him to bring the question over here for a better answer. I'm going to pretend that I meant that because RPG.SE is more relevant.
 
Good morning.
 
[wave]
 
6:43 AM
Whisper Gnome, Fire Elf, Lesser Shadowswyft, Warforged Scout, Lesser Zenythri, Lesser Whispling...
Warforged Scout would prove interesting to have an Incarnate Construct version I think... But otherwise I'm thinking it's kinda lacking in general...
 
 
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11:23 AM
@AgentPaper rpg.se has no material to offer him, since he's not asking in the context of an rpg
the question would get instaclosed here
@BESW it worked out really well
sometimes i could not see Ira because he was sitting back whilst you were sitting forward but that is acceptable
 
11:56 AM
@doppelgreener ...I need an adult.
 
 
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1:21 PM
i need a new job
 
 
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2:33 PM
That cyst question be crazy
 
3:02 PM
Care must be taken to keep Brian using his powers for Good, not Evil.
 
3:43 PM
Tempted to make a monstrosity of ubercasting straight from the PHB just to prove to someone that mental stats are worth more than physical stats in 3.5...
 

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