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General Category => Fun & Games => Topic started by: Chaemera on May 08, 2014, 05:55:29 PM



Title: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 08, 2014, 05:55:29 PM
So, I realize it may be silly to be posting this when the overwhelming majority of you have no idea who I am.

However, that could make things more interesting, it means there's more to ask!

To break the ice & provide opening fodder for this "Ask Me Anything" thread...

I'm Keilin's husband, a nuclear (electrical) engineer, and I build submarines for a living.

I also know Alnaeyah (http://aaa.lasolistia.com/forum/index.php?topic=8506.msg276500#msg276500).

Keilin insists I mention that in my spare time, I GM the tabletop RPG Keilin claims she rants about.

One day, I swear, I'll also actually adopt a companion & roleplay here...


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Keilin Alyr on May 08, 2014, 05:58:45 PM
You know, that woman you're married to is kinda lame. What the heck do you see in her anyway? =P

Also what animal (or general category of animals) would you like most or least as a companion? I know you have favorites, so none of this lame "whatever's fine" nonsense, heh.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 08, 2014, 06:15:54 PM
You know, that woman you're married to is kinda lame. What the heck do you see in her anyway? =P

Cheesecake. Definitely cheesecake.

Also, according to my coworkers, I married up. Like, stratosphere. So, I don't get the premise behind your question.

Also what animal (or general category of animals) would you like most or least as a companion? I know you have favorites, so none of this lame "whatever's fine" nonsense, heh.

Most like:
Mice, preferably chainsaw wielding (then my avatar makes sense!). Wolves (esp gray), foxes (fennic!), and elephants tie for a close second behind the meeses.

Least like:

Dolphins, or other porpoises. Cause, well, they're jerks. Seriously, do the research. You'll stop buying "dolphin free tuna". I buy "tuna free dolphin".

Tigers. Don't get me wrong, big cats are cool (house cat / lynx would be third place on the most if I didn't feel that I'd listed enough), but it seems like a hand that's been over-played. Also, weretigers in Faerun have turned me off to anthropomorphic tigers. Everytime they show up in a Forgotten Realms novel, they're not very nice people. And rarely in a cool way (okay, except for the one in Cormyr: A Novel).

Dogs. I'm a cat person. I like dogs, but I wouldn't want to be one.

Sharks. Don't get me wrong, amazingly cool animal, I was obsessed with them as a kid. But, like Tiger, Shark is over-exposed. You had the Jaws movies, the Megashark series, Megashark vs Giant Crocodile, Sharktopus, Sharknado (Sharknado 2 coming out soon...), the Shark Attack series. Also, I've seen what an anthropomorphic shark would look like, and it's not pretty (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459392/).

It occurs to me that I really should have "B-Movie Fanatic" in my signature...


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Solistia on May 08, 2014, 06:54:25 PM
It sounds like you may have a liking for the tabletop genre ;D

Do you prefer D&D 3.5 or Pathfinder?
Do you have a favorite World of Darkness race you love to play or learn about?
What is your favorite multi-sided dice?
Do you prefer to play in games, GM, or a good mix of both?
Favorite RA Salvatore book? 8D


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 08, 2014, 07:39:47 PM
It sounds like you may have a liking for the tabletop genre ;D

Do you prefer D&D 3.5 or Pathfinder?

Caveat, I played 3.5 for about MANY MANY years (try 2003 - 2010ish) whereas I've played Pathfinder for about a year and a half (September 2012? - Present).

That being said, I prefer Pathfinder (minus some of the monster artwork in the bestiary... who the heck greenlit that wyvern?! or the green dragon...)

Why, you undoubtedly ask? Because characters feel powerful starting at level 1, without feeling gimmicky & "MMO" a la 4e. Because the mechanics were knit back together after all the creep & confusion that was the "Complete" series of add ons. And, because now I can take classes from the aforementioned "Complete" series of books, throw them in with minimal conversion, and they don't make the core classes feel like wusses.

Factotums & Scouts & Warlocks, oh my!

On that same note, because of the relative easy converting between 3.5 and Pathfinder (versus the pain that was converting 3.0 rogues/rangers to 3.5... don't get me started...), I can use specific parts of 3.5 in my Pathfinder (Spell Compendium & Magic Item Compendium spring immediately to mind) without feeling obligated to include everything from 3.5 (psionics, ew...)

Do you have a favorite World of Darkness race you love to play or learn about?

By "race", I'll assume you mean preferred supernatural critter type. Keep in mind, my familiarity is almost exclusively New World of Darkness, even if that makes me an evil (censored for open forum).

So, with that, I say the rankings go (fav to least):
Changling, they're just cool & I'm too much of a Dresden Files fan not to love anything Fae.
Mage, see the above. Plus, the system in nWoD for mages is just awesome. There are a lot of good stories to tell buried in the metaphysics of "Mage" magic.
Geist, 'cause who doesn't want to use the line "I see dead people" at the table?
Werewolf. Confession time, I've watched True Blood. And shapeshifters have the most reason to take their clothes off... Also, as mentioned in the Dresden Files, spending half your time as a wolf really is a good workout. Nevermind all the crazy Guns & Fangs style stories you can tell... This is, however, the system where I have the largest gripe against nWoD. Why'd they have to go and throw all the alternate lycanthropes in a non-Werewolf splat-book & make them mid-tier, instead of full-on Werewolf power level? C'mon, I want my kitsune!
Promethean, because Mary Shelley is a genius who deserves more credit at our Tabletops than she gets. Also, I love the flexibility of their mechanics. They can sorta fill in any of the other supernaturals' niche.
Hunter. Because it's sometimes really fun to take on the monsters. Even if we get that in our Pathfinder games, Hunter adds the risk of becoming the monster you hunt, without feeling like a heavy-handed GM railroad shoved up your (censored for open forum).
Vampire. I don't not like them, but they're both over-played & a touch too rigidly structured in WoD (old or new) for my taste. It doesn't help that my group very, VERY, strenuously objects to the heavy-handedness of Vampire. The Prince is too much like railroads for their tastes.

What is your favorite multi-sided dice?

Definitely the d5 right now. And it all comes down to the reality of the physics....

HOW DOES THIS WORK?! (http://engineeredchaos.tumblr.com/post/85175298652/i-know-it-does-but-i-dont-understand-how-it) (it does, believe me or not)

Do you prefer to play in games, GM, or a good mix of both?

I'd like to believe my preference is a mix. However, there is a dearth of GM's in my immediate gaming group, so I've little experience being on that side of the table.

When there is someone else GMing, I can admit I have a hard time disengaging my "GM Brain". So, even when they're giving it their best go, I sometimes have to bite my tongue from commenting (Sorry, Alnaeyah! You did good, for a first time, though).

Favorite RA Salvatore book? 8D

Okay, I haven't read all of his work (don't kill me, it's no worse than preferring nWoD to oWoD), and it's been ages since I cycled through his books.

That being said, my favorite is book 3 of the Sellswords trilogy, Road of the Patriarch. It's inspired NPCs & campaigns for me (half of which failed to launch, but, such be life...). Really, the whole trilogy is probably his magnum opus. Though I think he qualifies the video game "Kingdoms of Alamur:Reckoning" in that slot.

I want to read more, but all the Drizz't fan-boying in the world turns me off to the character (besides, Artemis Entriri is both more well rounded and just plain hotter).

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TL;DR - Pathfinder, Changling, d5, mix, Road of the Patriarch


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Keilin Alyr on May 08, 2014, 07:54:44 PM
Release the teal deer! Hee hee hee. XD

...don't get me started on the Pathfinder green dragon. It's all right, but I almost prefer the 4th edition green to that bastardized blue, and I still can't stand either version compared to the glorious 3.0/3.5 green. Why did they never make a Huge version of you, sweetie? ;_;

On the subject of tabletop, what do you enjoy most about roleplaying? Which system that you own is your favorite? What game(s) that you've participated in (as a GM or a player) have been your favorite? Do you have any particularly favorite NPCs (no, you're not allowed to include Ruth), and for what reasons are they memorable to you? How about favorite/memorable PCs and for what reasons?

Also, I suppose, what's your favorite music? Especially stuff that inspires creative ventures or helps you relax or actually... y'know, does something for you as opposed to just sounds cool? =3

Do any of the companions on the overall adopted list catch your eye? You don't have to know anything about 'em (or go through the absolute entire list XD), just anyone you find neat or interesting.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Korpuskat on May 08, 2014, 07:54:52 PM
Welcome, welcome, Chaemera!
I'm horrible at questions and talking in general, so here are the first two that came to mind:

Cat person? So... Favorite cat colors/coats or breeds if you have favorites?

Thoughts on Sharknado?


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 08, 2014, 08:38:41 PM
The wife, you'd think she didn't know me the way she asks questions...
On the subject of tabletop, what do you enjoy most about roleplaying?

Either seeing people having fun with the world we've created, or the improv I have to pull out of my (censored for open forum) because I completely forgot to prepare anything for the session...

Which system that you own is your favorite?

Probably Shadowrun 5. It patches up 4th edition pretty well, without hitting the redonc of 2/3. Also, dice pool systems >> flat roll + mods. Statistically, it's massively more realistic. Gameplay, there's something amazing about rolling a fist-full of dice. From a perspective that's not gameplay, I love cyberpunk, and I love fantasy. Mash the two together with a semi-believable nod to the direction technology's heading & you have fan-gasm.

That being said, I've got to read Eclipse Phase, Iron Kingdoms, Adventure!, and the rest of FATE before I can give a truly honest answer. FATE and Savage Worlds suffers from being barebones systems with no setting (until you add a module to Savage Worlds), though.

What game(s) that you've participated in (as a GM or a player) have been your favorite?

As a GM, its a tie between Slipshod Paradise (https://slipshod.obsidianportal.com/dashboard) and Call of the North (http://callofthenorth.wikispaces.com/Home).

Slipshod Paradise, because it was probably the campaign that was the most mine, in the sense that I really created a lot of original content to flesh out the world before, and during, the game. Add to it the degree of player character self-direction, rather than just following my lead. I'm seriously going to revisit that "universe" in Shadowrun 5, maybe set a few years later, maybe a direct reboot, we'll see...

Call of the North because we actually got to a satisfying conclusion. Also, beetle. And vengeance for Gay Pirates. It was just a plain old riot.

Yes, wife, I linked them the campaign pages. Be careful what you ask for . 8) People who are truly curious what made them so interesting could do a lot worse than reading over those pages.

From a player perspective, short of some near-one-off games, I haven't been a player since 2003. But, top prize goes to my first real game, where I played Bulthag Wisefist, the orc shaman. Nothing beats sitting through the introductory bar fight, only to have a pissed-off, beer-soaked monk demand why I didn't get involved. Best line of the game: "Fight big, me bigger. Fight no bother me."

Words to live by...

Next up, the d20 modern game in which I played a German bodyguard for the 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl cum Yakuza sniper. I blasted Rammstein through the National Cathedral. It doesn't get much better than that. (BTW, said Yakuza sniper was played by the same guy who played the monk. We made an insane team, both games. Like the time I chucked the monk foot-first up an ogre's [censored for open forum]. Apparently, the GM quietly decided to have the foot possessed by a stink demon).

I could go on all night...

Do you have any particularly favorite NPCs (no, you're not allowed to include Ruth), and for what reasons are they memorable to you? How about favorite/memorable PCs and for what reasons?

Jeremiah (https://slipshod.obsidianportal.com/characters/jeremiah)
He's a troll, in a tuxedo, who's a "legitimate business man". Come on! How much cooler do you get?

Black Tony (https://slipshod.obsidianportal.com/characters/anthony-stracci)
The suave, mobster with a heart, Black Tony could talk anyone out of anything (particularly their dress). He takes loyalty seriously, and has a strong code of honor. Also, his work ethic can literally kill you.

I think it's safe to say that I could go on all night about the characters from Slipshod Paradise.... So, other gems, then

William Katheveri (http://callofthenorth.wikispaces.com/People+of+Fairhaven)
This guy is probably the closest I ever came to a self-insert. A smart-ass alchemist who's always looking to find a new shiny, particularly if it explodes. Add to that his deep and abiding love for cats (from whom he believes dragons descended). When a man can train his cats to mix a two-part explosive to fend off an encroaching zombie hoard, who else could you love?

Cynric Statham (http://callofthenorth.wikispaces.com/Cynric+Statham)
When you base a religious man off of Jason Statham, add in a tiny love-interest, and then toss him in the general direction of the group, you have a recipe for AWESOME. Seriously, I had so much fun running this guy alongside the group.

Johnny
Digging back in time to before I put campaigns on the intertubes... we have Johnny. Card shark, pool shark, investment shark, and real-estate flipper, this half-orc was the go-to guy for any underhanded, underworld dealings that didn't involve killing people. Or breaking their legs. He knows a thing that knows a thing for that sort of work. Not him, he's friendly, if uncouth, and prefers to let his money solve his problems, not his swords.

Also, I suppose, what's your favorite music? Especially stuff that inspires creative ventures or helps you relax or actually... y'know, does something for you as opposed to just sounds cool? =3

Lots. For creative ventures, in the roleplaying arena, I generally find heavy metal or hard rock gets me going for the GM side of things, so stuff like 5FDP, Metallica, or Avenged Sevenfold.

For other creative stuff, well, I'll have to see.

Relaxation, I go for some Lindsey Sterling, or perhaps Wagner. Flight of the Valkyries is amazingly cathartic.

Do any of the companions on the overall adopted list catch your eye? You don't have to know anything about 'em (or go through the absolute entire list XD), just anyone you find neat or interesting.

I'll be honest, I haven't even looked yet. The most I've seen of the critters here is what I catch in people's sigs.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 08, 2014, 08:48:55 PM
Welcome, welcome, Chaemera!

Astoundingly, I've managed to semi-lurk here for half a year, or more. Granted, this is the most active I've ever been, other than when talking about bacon (http://aaa.lasolistia.com/forum/index.php?topic=6083.msg194128#msg194128).

And, yes, I am hyperlink happy.

Cat person? So... Favorite cat colors/coats or breeds if you have favorites?

Maine Coons. Hands down, favorite breed. Followed by the "Rags", ragamuffin & rag doll. You'll see a long-haired bias here.

Favorite color? Orange. They tend to be bigger, and I like big cats. Also, never met a non-mellow, non-friendly orange cat. My cat, Isaac, is a big blob who complains if I'm not in bed by 10 PM for his evening snuggle.

Thoughts on Sharknado?

My first thought, on seeing the previews, was "Why?"

After watching the movie, that was still the main thought. Coupled with "Why did I watch that?".

That being said, a few beers & some friends to laugh with, it's a good movie. Definitely pre-drink, though. It starts off painful. Better than Asylum's Mega Python vs Gatoroid, worse than Boa vs Python. Aside, MPvG was a movie best watched by watching the first 20 - 30 minutes to establish characters & prime the Chekhov's Guns, then change the channel for about half an hour & come back once all the critters are out and about eating people. Sharknado, on the other hand, is a good movie to watch start to finish, provided you realize what you're getting into with a movie named SHARKNADO!!!!!!!


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Lizard on May 08, 2014, 09:35:36 PM
Hello! *waves*

I wanted to know since you play Tabletops and all do you also play video games? And if you do which game is your favorite?


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 08, 2014, 09:55:01 PM
Hello! *waves*
Hello, to you as well!

I wanted to know since you play Tabletops and all do you also play video games?

Do I play video games? Hrm... *looks about clandestinely*

Well, according to my OCD-derived spreadsheet, I have spent approximately* $1,663.89 dollars on video games through Steam alone, upon which I have invested at least* 1177.53 hours. That's not counting non-Steam PC games, PS2, PS3, "Wii" (I pretend I never bought one, honestly), Nintendo DS, Nintendo**, and the SEGA Game Gear. I think that's all the systems I still own...

So, suffice it to say that I do play video games, and I probably don't have a life.

I say "approximately" because the calculation includes prices of games others have bought me (for other statistic tracking reasons) & "at least" because I'm not perfect at updating Steam & some games bork their # of hours played...
...
...
don't judge me.
No fancy letters afterwards, no numbers, either. I rock that system OLDE SKOOL, before we invented "ch", and added "e" to the end of any word we wanted.

And if you do which game is your favorite?

Tough question. Right this second? Probably have to go with Total War: Rome II. But, I wish they'd finish fixing it.

All time favorite? Gosh, too many. If I went purely by hours I've played, it would be Skyrim. Money spent, Sims 3 (but, seriously, that game is a money pit). Hours I've gotten for my money (Hours/Dollar, yes I know this number for my Steam games), Gnomoria.

For story, I'd probably go with Area 51 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_51_(2005_video_game)).

For satisfying my lust to conquer the world, Civilization (pick your generation, they're all good). To crush my enemies, Total Annihilation (sadly, that game didn't age well. Less sadly, we've got Planetary Annihilation (http://store.steampowered.com/app/233250) coming out of it's "early release" soon).

To play for twenty minutes, and get on with life, Spelunky or Rogue Legacy.

For "I remember the days", XCOM: UFO Defense (still play occasionally), and World of Xeen (would need a DOS emulator & a new copy of the CDs, mine got damaged somewhere along the way).

Yeah... I may have a problem...


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Elyabeth on May 08, 2014, 10:49:16 PM
Someone who loves Changeling! Yes! <3

So I'm not sue if I saw this answer, but what race from the Fae is your favorite to play, either old WoD or new (or both!)


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 04:38:10 AM
Someone who loves Changeling! Yes! <3

So I'm not sue if I saw this answer, but what race from the Fae is your favorite to play, either old WoD or new (or both!)

Full disclosure, I've never had the opportunity to play Changeling. Of my dozen or so RPG systems, I've played maybe half. Mostly 3.X/Pathfinder, with a little nWoD and a splash of Shadowrun.
Tried to get an Exalted game going once, but people proved disinterested.

To make matters worse, most of my players would rather Mage or Werewolf, if we were to play another nWoD game. So, sadly, Changeling sits on a shelf, looking pretty, with very little chance for me to pick favorites. As a gamemaster/Storyteller/Dungeon Master (choose your term, I'm partial to "gamemaster" because it's both all-encompassing & honest about the role), you're really at the whim of what your players want to play. All the chest-thumping "GM Power" posts on the Paizo forums notwithstanding.

That being said, skimming over the nWoD Changeling Seemings, the Wizened & Darklings are the first ones I'd want to try. And probably as a member of the Spring Court, or just go Courtless.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: AutumnrainChaos on May 09, 2014, 08:12:05 AM
WELL HELLO

By appearance, which companion do you like best?


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Elyabeth on May 09, 2014, 08:15:19 AM
You're preaching to the choir, trust me. I had to beg, borrow and steal to get my players to try a Wild West Werewolf. (Though that actually turning out to be a lot of fun.)

So you get to work on submarines? That's really amazing! :D How did you get into that? Just by chance, or is that were you specifically wanted to take your career?


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Greenie on May 09, 2014, 08:15:28 AM
WHAT'S IT LIKE BEING MARRIED TO KEILIN?  spill the deets, we so rarely get spouses in here to force to share dirty laundry!  8D  (well ok we've had them before but they tend to leave, we're just too much for them ;3)


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Solistia on May 09, 2014, 11:22:00 AM
Woohoo, awesome stuff 8D (and I admit, I only really know nWoD myself |D). I'm interested to check out the new Demons series, and I was intrigued by the new Mummies as characters start off already powerful oAo Also i want to do Changeling too....but it's the same thing, not enough people intersted /D

ALSO OMG I WANT A 5-SIDED DICE NOW OAO (I'm also still impatiently waiting for my Double Six dice  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/916188323/doublesix-dice-roll-better/posts)to come in ^o^

Awesome to know. I know that when I GM games I tend to take the general rules and rolls and toss everything else out the window in favor of my own world building /D (I tend to be a player more than a GM though :3)

And sweet, I shall have to check that one out 8D

.....THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS IN HERE UUUUHHHHH

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SNACK FOOD?
GUILTY PLEASURE MOVIE?


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 03:09:38 PM
WELL HELLO

By appearance, which companion do you like best?

I promise, I'll get back to this question when I've taken the time to at least glance through them. Either that, or I'll cheat & pick from the ones in people's signatures on this thread (so anyone who hasn't asked me a question yet...)

FYI, I'm trying to do aFIFO-queue, post-per-person approach, so my apologies to anyone who might feel skipped.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 03:35:06 PM
You're preaching to the choir, trust me. I had to beg, borrow and steal to get my players to try a Wild West Werewolf. (Though that actually turning out to be a lot of fun.)

One day, I will win the lottery, retire, and do nothing but run/play TTRPGs.

So you get to work on submarines? That's really amazing! :D

People tell me that it's amazing, and yet, most of the time, I'm convinced it's just another desk job. But, every so often, I go down to the waterfront, and find my way aboard one of these (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/121101-N-ZZ999-205.jpg), and it's a whole different story. A sweaty (they get hot inside, inspite of the giant air conditioners), tiring, and sometimes awesome, story.

How did you get into that? Just by chance, or is that were you specifically wanted to take your career?

Well now, it's an example of how never planning anything in my life gets me to odd places. Going all the way back to high school, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with myself.

I took classes in drama, music, art history, Latin, physics, advanced biology classes, extra English classes, psychology, calculus, and I'm sure I'm forgetting others that went beyond the basic requirements. I was in plays, the jazz band, marching band, capable of playing both oboe and tuba. Took early college classes in computer networking. I'm not saying all this to brag, so much as to say I lacked any coherent direction in life. I was applying to a few colleges, based more on "my sister went there", or "the campus looked cool" than anything I wanted to do with myself.

So, my guidance counselor was talking to me about college plans, and I went with the default theory of studying computer science. My sister had done it, my parents were computer programmers from way WAY WAY back in the day. I'm talking punch cards and mechanical switch inputs, here. She pointed out that ODU, in Norfolk, had just dumped millions into their CS department. So I applied. Short version, my favorite college wait-listed me, and ODU offered more scholarships than anyone else remaining.

Eventually, I'm graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. So, my department advisor was talking to me about career plans, and I went with the default theory of spamming my resume. He mentions that his friend at the local shipyard is complaining that electrical engineers they interview don't know anything about motors. As an EET student, I had classes and labs in motors. We know that stuff. So, I applied. Short version, they interviewed me, they liked me, I got to tour the shipyard, go aboard the George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), walk past the North Carolina (SSN 777).

I was duly impressed by the ships, they were duly impressed by my resume. The pay was reasonable. So, for nearly the past seven years, I've built submarines (in a metaphorical sense). I've had a hand in every ship in the Virginia Class except the Virginia, herself, and the Texas.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 03:44:09 PM
WHAT'S IT LIKE BEING MARRIED TO KEILIN?  spill the deets, we so rarely get spouses in here to force to share dirty laundry!  8D  (well ok we've had them before but they tend to leave, we're just too much for them ;3)

Okay, so, first of all, Keilin says if I move this to the 18+ to give you the real dirty laundry, she denies I exist.

Which means a lot of censorship.

To be fair, at a high-level, it's an odd sort of thing to try and explain. I mean, we've been married for five years, cohabitated pretty much throughout college. Really, it's hard to imagine what life without Keilin is like against which to contrast life with her. Lately, we've gotten a lot more into trying to coerce each other out of our comfort zone, with things like the Lunatic Luau (http://fm99.com/2014/05/02/photos-lunatic-luau-14-main-stage/) & me trying to find new foods to mix into our dinners.

Also, bear in mind that I spend a good 45+ hours of each week working, or commuting. So, I'm sure she finds me rather boring.

We're practically the boring old couple, by now. Though, to be honest, that's exacerbated by our constantly having roommates. Most of whom have been charity cases or (censored for public forum)s. But, this one's the last, and Keilin and I will finally actually have our house to ourselves. Well, except when people crash here after gamenight. Or Alnaeyah sneaks into our bed to snuggle Keilin... (But, that's more something to explore in Keilin's AMA)


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Greenie on May 09, 2014, 03:48:02 PM
KEILIN'S INPUT WAS NOT REQUESTED HERE.  :|  BUTT OUT KEILIN I'M NOT ASKING YOU!  i want the dirty laundry and it want it naow


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 04:02:39 PM
Woohoo, awesome stuff 8D (and I admit, I only really know nWoD myself |D). I'm interested to check out the new Demons series, and I was intrigued by the new Mummies as characters start off already powerful oAo Also i want to do Changeling too....but it's the same thing, not enough people intersted /D

I haven't seen too much about Demons or Mummies. Around here, nWoD was sufficiently badly received that most places aren't ordering any new stock. I have to go online even to find books.

ALSO OMG I WANT A 5-SIDED DICE NOW OAO (I'm also still impatiently waiting for my Double Six dice  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/916188323/doublesix-dice-roll-better/posts)to come in ^o^

The only way I know to get d5's with any reliability is to get 12-dice sets of precision dice from Gamescience (http://www.gamescience.com/12piecedicesets). I have two sets, I love them. I have no idea if they're any more "precisely random" than regular old dice. But, they have crazy-sided dice, so why would I care?

Awesome to know. I know that when I GM games I tend to take the general rules and rolls and toss everything else out the window in favor of my own world building /D (I tend to be a player more than a GM though :3)

I do a lot of the world building, I just don't want to always come up with things "whole cloth". For example, Slipshod Paradise, my Shadowrun game, was set in their world, but in a region (Hampton Roads) that was almost completely undefined by the canon Shadowrun material. As such, I got to use as much, or as little, of each world element they provided.

That being said, as I get older, and more invested in work & other non-RPG interests, I find I don't have as much time to invent new worlds out of thin air.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SNACK FOOD?

Uhm... I'm going to have to go with bacon.

If people won't let me choose bacon, my fall-back is beer.

If people argue that beer is a drink, and not a food, then Hello Panda.

GUILTY PLEASURE MOVIE?

You see all those movies back up thread that I own up to? Those Monster B-Movies? Yeah... I'm not sure you can have a "guilty pleasure" when you proudly announce your familiarity with those works.

That being said, the most embarrassing admission I can make to a movie I've watched would be Frogs (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068615/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1).

Movie I'm "most embarrassed" to admit I like... hm... 10 Things I Hate About You


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 08:01:02 PM
KEILIN'S INPUT WAS NOT REQUESTED HERE.  :|  BUTT OUT KEILIN I'M NOT ASKING YOU!  i want the dirty laundry and it want it naow

Okay, Greenie, you're getting your wish, at least, somewhat (http://aaa.lasolistia.com/forum/index.php?topic=9878.0).


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Greenie on May 09, 2014, 08:02:41 PM
i didn't actually really intend that in an 18+ sense (to me dirty laundry is more of blackmail-worthy material) however i find this acceptable regardless


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 08:06:42 PM
i didn't actually really intend that in an 18+ sense (to me dirty laundry is more of blackmail-worthy material) however i find this acceptable regardless

To be fair, Kei doesn't have that much good blackmail material... that isn't 18+...

I guess some might find her tendency towards house-wifery to be blackmail worthy (she does the laundry & even folds my boxers!), but to me it's no less respectable than any other "job". Certainly better than CEO, lawyer, or politician.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Keilin Alyr on May 09, 2014, 08:10:10 PM
i didn't actually really intend that in an 18+ sense (to me dirty laundry is more of blackmail-worthy material) however i find this acceptable regardless

Oh heh... I misunderstood too, since dirty laundry is usually dirty talk in our social circle. XD Hey, we're modern Americans, our minds live in the gutter even if we're being straight-laced. Still, it's sexy-times talk, can't go wrong there, yeah? XD

Hmm. Other than random bizarro character talks, I can't imagine I have much damning blackmail-worthy things to worry about. I'm boring as dirt. *ponders* That being said, Chae, do you see me as having any dirty little secrets worth tempting people with? XD


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Greenie on May 09, 2014, 08:20:00 PM
i'll settle for something really embarrassing?  :3


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 08:25:36 PM
i'll settle for something really embarrassing?  :3

To be fair, just about everything embarrasses the woman. Including the fact that she's so easily embarrassed.

I do most of the cooking. But, that's not because she's lazy and won't cook, it's because I love cooking.

She sleeps with a replica of her baby-blanket (that's right, she lost her original and was sufficiently devastated as to troll eBay to replace it). I like to call it her "binky", drives her up the wall!

She doesn't shave. I'm sufficiently neanderthal to not mind too much, but her legs get hairier than mine! And I'm a hairy guy... When she does shave, half the time she gives up about three inches above the ankles, 'cause her pants will hide the rest. Never mind how hard it is to get her in a swimsuit because of other regions she doesn't shave................

And the last time I heard her talk about something other than a roleplay character was to explain her database of critters on some click-game collectable site she plays... Awas? Some name like that.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Keilin Alyr on May 09, 2014, 08:35:15 PM
Heh... heh heh.

I'm gonna be over here in the corner. Uhh... contemplating my legs.

Mostly because damn, I don't normally pay attention to them, these are impressive. *pets the fuzzy fuzz*

(also, Hoshi insists, on less crass terms, to not be hatin' on the blankets, yo... XD)

So, I guess... kobolds. Yeah. Fuzzy dog people or scaly dragon people? What's your canon? =3

Also, uhh... Nae and I have both done it, and so have others. If you were to get your favorite NPC(s) or even former PC(s) done as companions, who would you choose and what animal species? Just as a quick example, I've seen Ano as a bearded dragon and Rowan/Felix as red and silver foxes respectively.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 09, 2014, 09:03:38 PM
Heh... heh heh.

I'm gonna be over here in the corner. Uhh... contemplating my legs.

Mostly because damn, I don't normally pay attention to them, these are impressive. *pets the fuzzy fuzz*

*hands Kei razor, shaving cream, and facetious scornful look*

So, I guess... kobolds. Yeah. Fuzzy dog people or scaly dragon people? What's your canon? =3
For 3.5/Pathfinder settings, scaly dragons. It's what I knew, it's what I sticks with.

For Kobolds Ate My Baby! (All Hail King Torg!), furry dog people. This probably also applies to if we ever play Dresden Files RPG.

For personal preference... I dunno. I like both.

Also, uhh... Nae and I have both done it, and so have others. If you were to get your favorite NPC(s) or even former PC(s) done as companions, who would you choose and what animal species? Just as a quick example, I've seen Ano as a bearded dragon and Rowan/Felix as red and silver foxes respectively.

Hrm... Nym (post reincarnation) as a non-demi falcon lady. She would have to get her hands on a halberd somewhere, though.

For those who care, Nym was a little elven rogue the party hired (after he pickpocketed one of the players' character). Kei's character (Anoe, as previously mentioned) kinda/sorta was interested in him romantic-like, but was turned off by the "guy" aspects, being a lesbian and all. Nae's character, Talindra, held a GIANT torch for the little man. He did his job well, and reliably for quite a while. Until, one day, Talindra got a little mind-controlled by a bad guy. And attacked Nym, with both swords, on what was called a "Full Attack Action" back in the D&D 3.25 (we were using 3.0 with SOME stuff from 3.5) days. She, uhm, rolled a 20 on the first attack. She confirmed, with a 20. We were young, and stupid, so she rolled to confirm for an auto-kill. She rolled a 20. It was the best rolling I think I've ever seen Nae have in a game, ever.

Poor Nym, you couldn't find but so many pieces of his corpse. So, Anoe, being a druid, went to reincarnate him (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/reincarnate.htm). I had a bit of a modded table for it being Faerun & all (more & crazier races than the default). And, as luck would have it, he came back as a species of winged elf. Oh, and a woman.

Which means a bit of role reversal for Nym, and for Anoe & Talindra.

Anyways, I love rogues, I like birds, and Nym had so many little bits of me stuffed into his/her tiny frame. And most of my more recent NPCs are too thoroughly tied to setting to feel comfy ripping them out & putting them elsewhere. Maybe Black Tony (look up thread, people) as a Fox Demi.

Back to Nym, "halberd what?" people who aren't Kei and Nae are asking. So, that, well, they were facing enemies that Nym just couldn't hurt much. But, they'd collected a magical halberd off some Big-Bad a while back. It was in Nym's bag of holding. Nym could fly. The gears started turning in her head. She went up 200, maybe 300 feet. Pulled out the halberd. Gravity did the rest of the work.

Halberds kind of became this flying rogue's signature weapon after that.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Kira_Sonar on May 10, 2014, 11:37:40 AM
I know you think of it as another desk job but surly you've had some wups situations on the job. Anything dangerous?

Name a pass time sport you'd like to try and haven't? (Such as hand gliding, golf, scuba, bungie jumping, horseback riding etc.)


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Chaemera on May 10, 2014, 01:23:26 PM
I know you think of it as another desk job but surly you've had some wups situations on the job. Anything dangerous?

The first thing I can say is that everything on those submarines is designed with enough safeguards that it will ideally be able to function normally while dealing with the side effects of near-misses from enemy fire. So, rarely do things get too far out of hand.

That being said, we are a construction environment, and we do have things go wrong from time to time. However, various confidentiality agreements preclude me from really talking about it in detail. To get an idea of how badly things could go, look at USS Thresher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Thresher_(SSN-593)#Sinking) or the fire on USS Miami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Miami_(SSN-755)#2012_fire).

Generally, though, "whoops" moments are far less catastrophic & we've done a lot to make sure things like the Thresher & Miami don't happen again. The bad stuff that happens to our people (and it's still bad, just not catastrophic) is more on the level of someone getting hit with a ruptured hose, technicians getting electrocuted due to people not understanding the circuit they're testing, or someone who's worked far too long destroying cabinets by shorting high-power electricity through them.

In today's shipyards, it's unusual for something to go so wrong that anyone is killed. In general, when that does happen, it's because multiple people screwed up significantly.

Name a pass time sport you'd like to try and haven't? (Such as hand gliding, golf, scuba, bungie jumping, horseback riding etc.)

Mountain climbing and scuba make my list. Hang gliding, bungie jumping and similar would have me too afraid of having a seizure at the worst possible moment. I know, mountain climbing should fall under that "seizure risk" umbrella, but it's less adrenalin than bungie jumping (so less likely to "stress seize") and you've more control over the scenery than hang gliding (so less likely to have a sudden flash of light off the water or similar to trigger photosensitive seizures).

Horse riding, for me, is a "been there, done that"; although never more than a canter and then only once. I would like to have the opportunity to ride again, and go trail riding, though.


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: Kira_Sonar on May 27, 2014, 12:05:19 PM
Wowza. Wasn't expecting that level of wups. ^^'

Know you mentioned liking Monster B movies... what are some of your favorites? (I have a few I hold dear to my heart, even if others may not enjoy or think them classics)

Name a companion characteristic you tend to enjoy most? (Such as forearm fins, tail type, odd markings, ect.)


Title: Re: You don't know me BUT! ...
Post by: PonyMama on June 05, 2014, 10:17:40 PM
Who's your favourite/Least favorite of my companions?