Mar
18
2017
3

‘My Ding-a-Ling.’

I’m sure that I don’t understand why people were laughing so hard in this video.

My Ding-A-Ling, Chuck Berry

Mar
18
2017
6

RIP, Chuck Berry.

Chuck Berry was 90 years old, which is a good, solid run for a man.  And, of course, he was rock and roll. Listen to this one, and hear… well, everybody else… in it.

My condolences and prayers for his family and loved ones.

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Mar
18
2017
1

In Nomine Revisited: Psionics for In Nomine.

Psionics for In Nomine – Google Docs

This one I’m not reproducing in full on the site: the PDF is something like 23 pages long. It was based off of GURPS Psionics 3rd Edition, back in the day: I could probably rewrite it to take into account 4E, but GURPS In Nomine draws on 3rd Edition and it’s going to be a long time, if ever, that that sourcebook gets adapted to the new edition.  I’m not really even expecting them to ever do it, honestly.

Anyway, enjoy. I had forgotten that I wrote this up. Maybe somebody out there can use it…

Mar
18
2017
4

Tweet of the Day, Nothing Can Be Added To This Parody…

…because nothing was added to this parody.  This post has always existed in this exact fashion.  And it always will.

Mar
18
2017
0

Nacreous (Celestial, 3/level) [In Nomine]

Nacreous (Celestial) – Google Docs

Nacreous (Celestial, 3/level)

 

Demons with Nacreous must be careful about how often they use their resonance on the same target.  Every resonance roll after the first one, on the same person, is at a penalty equal to (Discord level); Djinn instead take a penalty on removing their attunement equal to (Discord level). Lilim do not get the penalty for assessing Needs, but if they try to harvest multiple Geas at once, the second and higher Geas will be subject to the penalty. This penalty persists for (Discord level) days: this makes Nacreous a problem for Shedim in particular.

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Mar
18
2017
6

Three days to go on Mass Effect: Andromeda…

…and we’ve already begun the traditional ‘yelling at Bioware.’  They hate the animation, they hate the sex scenes, they hate the wrong kind of sex scenes, they hate the character creation process… it’s all very exciting.  No, seriously.  It’s not truly a Bioware game unless somebody’s pissing and moaning over every conceivable aspect of it.  And, thanks to the miracle of limited early access, we can experience this marvelous folk custom before the game even comes out!

…Mind you, I largely don’t care about this because we’re getting back something like recognizable skill trees, more generalized characters, and Mako 2.0 the Nomad.  This is what I am here for. I want to wander around and obsessively look for stuff. I’ll be able to get it, starting Tuesday.
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Mar
18
2017
0

Item Seed [heh]: Lachnimloth.

Lachnimloth – Google Docs

 

Lachnimloth

 

This actually refers to an entire order of trees that grow primarily on lava.  Note that the word ‘trees’ is very much an approximation; lachnimloth are ‘organic’ in the sense that they have a recognizable life cycle, and obey universal biological imperatives.  They are absolutely neither carbon-based, nor part of an oxy-nitrogen ecosystem.

 

But lachnimloth are still very pretty.  Extremely dangerous to humans in their living form, thanks to the heat, but very pretty. It’s all due to their makeup: the various species of lachnimloth are made up of a complicated mix of glass and trace materials. When alive it has molten glass for sap and various  translucent silicates for bark and ‘flowers.’  

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Mar
17
2017
0

‘Devil’s Dance Floor.’

Now this is Irish-derived stuff I can get behind.

Devil’s Dance Floor, Flogging Molly

Mar
17
2017
1

Forbidden Book: “So You Want To Take Over a Timeline.” [GURPS 4E]

So You Want To Take Over a Timeline – Google Docs

So this went kind of dark.

So You Want To Take Over a Timeline

On Homeline, So You Want To Take Over a Timeline was first published in 2011 by the sort of American hard-shelled libertarian publishing company that has both a cheerful indifference to being told what to do, and rabid lawyers on speed-dial. The book is flat-out banned in large parts of the planet, but not in Homeline’s United States. And, to add insult to injury, the text was promptly put into the public domain by the author and publisher, which means that the entire spectrum of anti-Infinity groups and organizations out there have potential access to as many copies as they need.  

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Mar
17
2017
7

I won’t belabor my cordial dislike of this holiday.

I’ve ranted about it before, and will do so again. But I’ll say this: it’s even more annoying when you can’t actually have a beer because it’ll react badly with your current prescription.  The ironic part is, I’m not even a drinker anymore. But when you can’t have one, it gets annoying…

Still, stay safe on the roads tonight.

Mar
17
2017
3

Computer issues today.

The darn thing seems to be having this issue where it sometimes runs the fan fairly loudly, then shuts down the computer, if I’m playing either Fallout 4 or Conan Exiles (I assume that overheating the graphics card is the problem).  I think that it may be solvable by simply moving the computer tower: I’ve got the unit under the table, and I think that the waste heat is building up and causing the problem. Which would be spiff, because all the other alternatives are expensive.

But that’s been my day.

Mar
17
2017
0

Pelgrane looking for playtesters for Night’s Black Agents’ The Persephone Extraction.

I can’t do it, obviously: I’m already doing playtests for Fall of Delta Green this month, and the deadline for The Persephone Extraction is March 31st.  But if some of you folks have GMs who can fit it into their schedules… it’s pretty cool to playtest. Lets you give something back in the community.

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