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#98791 Slideways Ii Session 05

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 05 March 2017 - 08:56 AM

Recently finished listening to Slideways II. Now, I've only listened to one XTC album, but I was very surprised to discover that the song for this and Part Six *wasn't* "Life Begins at the Hop"!

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#98530 All The Sixes

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 29 September 2016 - 01:01 PM

PencilMonkey recently posted a "Happy 1-year anniversary" message to me on the Introductions subforum. But as I went there to post a thank you message, I noticed something...


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Yep - Pencil Monkey posted the 666th reply to a subforum with 66 topics.




There was absolutely no way after that I was going to disturb those lovely sixes, so I decided to thank PencilMonkey via a PM. But apparently the Monkey Mailbox is full ("The user PencilMonkey cannot receive any new messages.") so - I'll post a cheery little thank you here instead!


THANK YOU PENCIL MONKEY! May all your hits be crits.

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#98363 Breaking the Jade Fast

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 09 July 2016 - 07:55 AM

"Brian: I opted to dip a level into spontaneous arcane spellcasting. I gained access to "Blood Money". Using it, and taking 10 strength damage in the process, I was able to resurrect the NPC using Raise Dead."


Resurrecting someone... Now, out-of-character, yes, this is a character you want resurrected, but in-character, resurrecting someone seems extraordinarily... well, out-of-character for Harold.


As far as he's concerned, surely (click spoiler tag in quoted post) has gone back into the arms of Pharasma, and this is the best thing for him. And for everybody. How on Golarion was Harold Shinken (of all people) persuaded to bring ------ back to life?

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#98101 D&D 4th Edition OGL Petition

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 02 April 2016 - 11:39 AM

Pencil-Monkey, have a banana.




On a more serious note, it's been a few days now. I thought by now someone else would have expressed an opinion on the idea of 4e as a suitable system for MtG tabletop in this thread.

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#98067 D&D 4th Edition OGL Petition

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 26 March 2016 - 05:47 PM

Well, I've signed it - mainly in the hope that anyone who released content under the more restrictive licence and lost the ability to use the OGL as a result might be freed from those restrictions. I don't really know enough about 4e to know what it might be a suitable system for, though.

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#98065 Rolemaster Session 03

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 26 March 2016 - 03:54 PM

Totally, totally, awesome...


Many thanks - many, many thanks... many, many, many thanks... many many many many thanks... to Lucky Strike, Pencil Monkey, and everyone who recorded all this lovely audio!

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#97791 Breaking the Jade Fast

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 23 January 2016 - 05:43 PM

So hopefully more Jade Regent and Dragon's Delve soon.



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#97789 Cover Art: "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 23 January 2016 - 05:08 PM

Kidby's work on the Discworld franchise has had an enormous impact, with his wonderful renditions of the many much-loved characters being far more widely accepted by the fandom than the works of Josh Kirby, who - despite being a fairly skilled artist, himself - never really captured the spirit of the Discworld.



(Granted, Pratchett himself has mentioned that he wasn't entirely pleased with Kidby's Clint Eastwood-esque version of Sam Vimes - apparently, Sir Samuel looked far more like Peter Postlethwaite, in the author's mind.) :)



I'm being a bit pointlessly contrarian... but I actually preferred Josh Kirby's cover art, which I felt better captured the sheer amount of crazy that was going on at any given time in a Discworld novel. Still, my headcanon now has a mixture of Josh-style trolls (Detritus being a particularly large example thereof) and Paul-style trolls all walking around the Discworld - and I could never decide which type of troll I wanted Mr. Shine to look like.


I also used to imagine Vimes as looking and sounding a bit like Inspector Frost from "A Touch of Frost" - but with a lot more muscle on him - and imagined him wearing a raincoat and floppy hat on top of his armour. Then I decided that perhaps as a commander and a duke, he would have various markings of rank/nobility added to his armour - which he wouldn't like - and would use the hat and coat to cover up plumes on his helmet, sculpted muscles on his breastplate... Of course, he could just go and get himself some standard equipment, but I liked the look of this imaginary Vimes too much to let go of this image.


Isn't headcanon wonderful?

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#97618 Spotted at Fighting Fantasy Fest: Fighting Fantasy miniatures by Pure Evil Mi...

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 29 November 2015 - 05:06 PM

At FFF Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone asked the audience to shout out suggestions for miniatures they would like to see. The diminutive Jib Jib was quite popular but has been officially ruled out due to how tiny it would be. That and it's so simply it wouldn't feel right in a range of high quality sculpts with lots of details since it's basically a tribble on legs.


I'm really disappointed that got ruled out, Jib Jibs only appeared in a few Fighting Fantasies but they were one of my favourite creatures! Besides, if Warhammer's Cave Squigs can be made into miniatures without looking out of place, I'd have thought the Jib-Jib could be!


Incidentally, I can't remember which books they appeared in. I think there was one in "The Riddling Reaver". I think there was another one in Sorcery! book 4... googling seems to confirm these sightings. Can anyone point to any other adventures they appeared in? I've found a Wikia page that suggests there was one in Midnight Rogue, though after all these years I don't remember that very well.


Oh, and I don't quite agree with "a tribble on legs" - at least, they certainly didn't seem to reproduce like Tribbles. Unfortunately.

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#97498 Greetings from Britain! (an island off the coast of France)

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 11 November 2015 - 06:14 PM

Thank you!


@PencilMonkey - I have listened to some of RPGGamerDad's playthrough of The Riddling Reaver. Unfortunately, he and his group skip past the first three acts in their entirety and start at the fourth part of the game. This is a big disappointment, as not only is most of the plot lost but the excellent settings (Kallamehr, the Voyage of Entropy on board the ghost ship, the jungle and the temple that turned out to be a sort of "front end" for a gigantic, vaguely-Cthulhuic beast) of these acts get missed out on.


And as for Artemis Wolfang and myself - I wonder if things might not end up a bit like:


(some of you Paizo players might recognise the art style of the later strips on that site... ;-)

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#97480 Greetings from Britain! (an island off the coast of France)

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 10 November 2015 - 02:33 PM

Greetings from across the pond. What is this Britain place you talk of?


Well, it's where I come from, and I did point out that it was an island off the coast of France. I forgot to mention that there's a slightly smaller island just to the west of it though.


It's slightly famous for Midsomer and Saint Mary Mead, two rural locations where the weekly murder rate is so high it's as if Jessica Fletcher had taken up permanent residence. Still, as long as you're not a fictional character, they're quite easy to avoid.

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#97479 Carter's Kingmaker campaign

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 10 November 2015 - 02:28 PM

Thanks for that! I don't find Alexandria offensive at all, and I'm gonna headcanon that she had access to some sort of magic or potion to avoid going through male puberty (she's probably not so happy if she has to keep switching off her disguise and shaving her face every morning...).


Anyway, there's a lot of variation among trans people, and a fantasy world with magic allows a trans character plenty of opportunities to deal with issues this world's medical technology can't*. And I realise a character being trans wouldn't really affect the game's plot. I guess I was just thinking "ooh, one of the characters is like me in that regard! I wonder what she's like? I wonder what this game's like as well."


*though Crystal Frasier's backstory for the Harrow cards suggests there's only so much that even magic can do in the Pathfinder campaign worlds.

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#97477 Greetings from Britain! (an island off the coast of France)

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 10 November 2015 - 01:57 PM

A longish-time listener - I started listening to the Yorkton Gamer Guild's Jade Regent podcasts in September - I've only just signed up for an account here, and became a patron because I intend to keep on listening for a long time to come... so had probably better pay something to offset the load on the server from all those downloads!



(I'm also rather a fan of the Fighting Fantasy playthroughs at Pod Your Own Adventure. So I thought I'd give it a plug here.)


I haven't actually played Pathfinder or D&D, although I played a lot of solo "gamebook" adventures as a child and have recently dabbled with Magic: The Fun-But-Expensive Gathering. I do, as you've probably guessed, rather enjoy RPGs as a spectator sport, and read Darths and Droids regularly and "Knights of the Dinner Table" semi-regularly.


So... thanks to the good people who run this site and who play their games for providing so much entertainment that I can listen to while doing tedious housework!


PS. My real name is in fact Amy - "Jamie McCrimmon" was a companion from 1960s Doctor Who, and I've always loved the Troughton, Pertwee and Tom Baker eras. I'm also transgendered, which is why my Patron donations are coming out of an account with the name "James". But I can assure you that my surname is not McCrimmon and that I've never travelled in a police box with a strange man and an astrophysicist.

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#97449 Carter's Kingmaker campaign

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 08 November 2015 - 08:06 PM

I'm not sure which episode of Jade Regent this was in, but Carter mentioned a Kingmaker campaign (that, as it turned out, wasn't audio-recorded) in which the character he was playing was a transsexual witch.


Being TG myself, I was very interested! I then wasted a good couple of hours trying to find a recording before eventually encountering a forum post to the effect that those Kingmaker sessions weren't recorded (sob!)


So... could Carter, when he has time, post some information about this campaign and the characters here? Pretty please? Thanks!

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#97448 The changing Guild lineups

Posted by JamieMcCrimmon on 08 November 2015 - 07:53 PM

Is there a forum thread anywhere with a timeline showing which campaigns were played in which order, and how/why the membership of the YGG changed over time?


For instance, I can't tell if a game with the YGG consisting of Carter/Aimee/Brian/Brad (e.g. Jade Regent) would come before or after a a game when the YGG consisted of Carter/Heather/Jennifer/Andrea, or whether that's before or after the Carter/Glen/Kurtis/Mike era.


And... why has the YGG membership been subject to so much churn? Carter seems to be the only Yorktonite to have been around through all these changes!

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