This adventure has a very dubious distinction: according to DriveThruRPG, it was the last RPG product published by TSR before their bankruptcy! (Though Wizards of the Coast would publish more adventures under the TSR label for several years.) drivethrurpg.com/product/17579/…
The adventure is set in the Forgotten Realms, and in particular in the city of Waterdeep, below which is the "Dungeon of the Mad Mage," the most famous dungeon in the realms.
One reason we don't change our behavior much is because nobody knows who is vaccinated and who is not and we don't want to normalize risky behavior among people who are unvaccinated.
We're all in this together, like it or not. Treating vaccination as a "yeehaw!" moment where you can stop caring about the pandemic is irresponsible and, quite frankly, disgustingly selfish.
And since vaccination, I have been doing a *little* bit more. I've eaten out for the first time in a year. I've gone to a museum. I've visited a bookstore. But I still practice distancing and still wear my fucking mask.
Really baffled by folks who argue that airplanes are somehow all we need for mass transportation in the US. Anyone who has flown knows that air travel is stressful, expensive, and unreliable. Your flight can be canceled for any reason, and often is.
To give an anecdote about rail travel in Spain: I was once on a train that was delayed for 10 minutes, and they offered full refunds to everyone on the train.
In contrast: travel sites used to provide data on how often a flight departed on time. I think they largely stopped doing that once folks noticed that many flights departed on time less than 50% of the time.
France and Germany each have transportation systems superior to Texas.
Folks seem to be jumping in to talk about population density. That's fair, but you know what? That's *not* what the AZ Republicans were talking about. Their map is simply showing surface area.
Incidentally, Texas is 268k square miles, France is 248k. France has a population of 67 M, while Texas has a population of 29 M. A significant difference, but not enough of a difference to argue that Texas is "empty."
That episode of SMDM always stuck in my head! The premise is that the robotic probe crash-landed on Earth, thought it was on Venus, and was running around and killing people it thought were aliens to "sample" them.
That episode was so popular that they made a toy of it. I always wanted one. Hmm...
For example: we say a donut has one hole, which basically acts as a tunnel through the donut, but we also dig holes in the ground, which have no other end.
Basically, before you count how many holes a straw has, you have to clearly define what a “hole” is. If you don’t, you will have an intractable argument. I’ve seen a number of endless arguments in physics that all boiled down to: what is the definition?
Saw this shared by a friend, and gonna do it here, too, at least until I get bored...
1. Kung Fu Hustle. Tells a delightful and optimistic story, with some really wonderful nods to classic films and unexpected twists! (And really cool characters!)
2. Field of Dreams. Soooo many movies about wonderful magical events also end up stressing, essentially, "all good things must come to an end." Field of Dreams destroys that notion, and gives us an ending that makes everything that has happened before make sense.
So my D&D players have a powerful devil trapped in a shield that has been helping them through the mission in Hell. But now that the mission is near completion, the devil is demanding a deal for his release in order to continue providing his powers. 1/
The devil pointed out that, with his telepathy, he could be very annoying if they didn't agree. To demonstrate, he started singing "All-Star" and "Tubthumper."
While I'm waiting to possibly play a boardgame tonight, let me do an #OldSchoolDungeonsAndDragons (which may get interrupted for a while while I game): Dragons, by Cory Glaberson (1986)!
"Dragons" is another supplement in the Role Aids line for D&D that was produced by Mayfair Games, originally under the untested premise that TSR couldn't sue them for making unlicensed products!
Okay, let me pick up this #OldSchoolDungeonsAndDragons thread that got interrupted on the weekend... because I was playing D&D! So we're talking "Dragons," part of the Role Aids line of products for D&D.
On the eve of this Super Tuesday, I feel like getting a few thoughts off my chest about how I've viewed and approached the primary and its candidates. A short thread...
First: it's worth noting that EVERY candidate has issues from their past, in their personal history or voting record or both. The United States is a very diverse country, and it is almost impossible to live a public life without upsetting somebody.
And that's not to dismiss that anger or say it isn't justified, just that... we need to focus on lifting our candidates and their ideas up, not tearing them down.
So, first things first: who was Dave Arneson (1947-2009)? Arneson was the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, along with Gary Gygax, and really the first person to introduce true fantasy wargaming.
Arneson had introduced fantasy campaigning in 1970 into his wargaming group, and drew upon fantasy elements from Gygax's "Chainmail" combat rules. Arneson met Gygax in 1972 and showed off his campaign setting, which led to the founding of D&D and TSR.