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22 January 2017 @ 04:16 pm
Not really a full session, more of a wrap up.  I was a little surprised the group didn't try to ever discover What was the girl?  And Why (beyond the apparant summoned a sea monster once) the various people wanted her.  But they do have Father Joseph captured.  And they did accomplish their original goal of delivering the girl to their not-Germany contact for the Daughters.  So story goals were accomplished by Byron (delivery mission for the Daughters) and Frazer (Yule gets money & renown to court home town noblewoman).  Not by the roommates soldier though (find Gribbleflotz and recover family treasure) so I let him expand it to a 5-point Story if we play again.  And gave him a 1-point Fame trait.

After that was mostly prep for the next game, and for Bryon's turn he's going with 7th edition Call of Cthulhu 1920s, using the Orient Express sourcebook.  The roommate & Frazer are going with CoC versions of Wooster & Jeeves.  Alyce will be giving tabletop another try, brining in an a archeologist.  I'm still not sure.  I rolled up a few different possiblities.  Maybe a Quebecois goon or punk kid crook.

And we finished up the night with a game of En Garde.  Which came down to me and Frazer.  And he managed to eventually overwhelm me, though I came close, whittling him down from a 4 point Poise lead to just 1.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
21 January 2017 @ 07:34 am
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LurkerWithout
20 January 2017 @ 01:58 pm
Taxes done.  Expecting just over 1200 even with the filing fees for TurboTax and donating about 1/2 my State to domestic abuse shetlers.  Which I think is new.  I don't remember a bunch of charitable refund donation options when I filed last year.
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LurkerWithout
18 January 2017 @ 10:00 pm
I'm not crying, you're the one crying.

Visually arresting, especially the Story sequences.  Sigourney Weaver faking an English accent was a bit..odd.  But sad movie.
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LurkerWithout
15 January 2017 @ 05:10 pm
the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #16: Writer Ryan North with Will Murray, Artist Erica Henderson with Steve Ditko, Color artist Rico Renzi & Letterer Travis Lanham.  25th Anniversary special.  Tales of the Youthful Squirrel Girl.

Savage Dragon #219: Writer/Creator Erik Larsen, Letters Chris Eliopoulos, Colors Nikos Kovtsis & Flats Mike Toris.  The Trial of Mr. Glum!
Southern Bastards #16: Writer Jason Aaron, Art & Color Jason Latour & Letters Jared K. Fletcher.  A man stands tall.  A cowardly piece of shit breaks into a boy's home to threaten his family and try to injure him to win a high school football game.

Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones: Story Mike Mignola & John Arcudi, Art by Stephen Green with Inks by Geoff Shaw, Colors by Dave Stewart & Letters by Clem Robins
Groo: Fray of the Gods #4: by Sergio Aragones, wordsmith Mark Evanier, colorist Tom Luth & letterer Stan Sakai.  Groo attempts to fight an echo and brings down a religious movement.

Knights of the Dinner Table #239: Editior-in-chief Jolly R. Blackburn, Development Team Steve Johansson, David S. Kenzer, Brian Jelke & Barbara Blackburn.  Cody continues subbing with the Black Hands.  And Patty runs the Knights on a practice session of Dawg for the upcoming match against Hard8.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
15 January 2017 @ 02:29 pm
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka dead at 73
 
 
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LurkerWithout
14 January 2017 @ 07:33 am
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LurkerWithout
13 January 2017 @ 04:12 pm
The session started with the group maneauvering through a field of ice boulders (with spooky moving shadows) in pursuit of a weird little girl.  Which led to a hut (on fake carved chicken legs) with a creepy doll with a magical gem eye.  So after some study, of course we took the doll with us.  After that was an ambush by that giant weasel, a small air elemental and another ice mephit.  After many, many low combat rolls the creatures were defeated.  With the mephit being finished off by Eric's wizard using some charges from his rented wand of scorching ray.  Which left my character FOUR xp short of third level. 
 
 
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LurkerWithout
11 January 2017 @ 09:29 pm
This was not a subtle movie in delivering its message.  But then looking at our current political situation maybe subtle isn't the way to go.  Anyway good movie with a lot of top rate acting talent involved.  Though I'll admit John Glenn just dying last month meant that the final act crisis involving his first rentry from orbit wasn't quite as tense as the script probably intended.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
08 January 2017 @ 05:27 pm
The Flintstones #7: Writer Mark Russel, Penciller Rick Leonardi, Inker Scott Hanna, Colorist Chris Chuckry & Letterer Dave Sharpe.  More Gazoo.  The Church of Gerald briefly tries out Indulgences aka Pay 4 Forgiveness.

Jem & the Holograms #22Written by Kelly Thompson, Art by Meredith McClaren, Colors by M. Victoria Robado & Letters by Shawn Lee.  Boo!  Bad Fox!  Boo!

Giant Days #22Created & Written by John Allison, Pencils by Max Sarin, Inks by Liz Fleming, Colors by Whitney Cogar & Letters by Jim Campbell.  Aw, Daisy gets a girlfriend.  How sweet.

the Wicked & the Divine #25Writer Kieron Gillen, Artist Jamie McKelvie, Colourist Matthew Wilson, Letterer Clayton Cowles & Flatter Dee Cunniffe.  Persephone and Woden reach an..understanding.
the Autumnlands #14: Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Benjamin Dewey, Color Art Jordie Bellaire & Lettering & Design John Roshell & Jimmy Betancourt of comicraft.  The Galateans reach a decision in regards to their own survival.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
07 January 2017 @ 07:48 am
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LurkerWithout
06 January 2017 @ 05:29 pm
We didn't quite get to the end of the starting mini-campaign.  But its very close.  But first the players attempted to lose any tailing hunters by planting rumors they were heading up past the coast of not-Ireland, when instead they hugged the Southern coast of not-England.  Which led to pirates.  Specifically a trio of pirates in comparable ships.  At first they tried to outrun them, but eventually were boxed in which led to cannon exchanges and a boarding action.  By the players, taking advantage of Karl and Yule's ability to quickly dismantle even large Mobs.  Of course while boarding one ship they kept taking fire from the second, with the third closing fast.  And then were saved by the arrival of a giant sharktopus, which destroyed and devoured the second pirate.  With all signs being that the monster was summoned somehow by the "cargo", the girl Angelina.

After that, aside from a stop-over in not-London for repairs and to sell their captured ship, it was on to Wietz.  While Violetta made contact with local Daughters' head to arrange for delivery, the others had to deal with an angry mob at the ship demanding they turn over the witch-girl.  Amidst the mob was the not-Dutch minor noble behind one of their pursuers.  And when Karl and Yule attempt to cow they mob with their potential deadliness, it instead led to several local champions being called for.  Of course the whole thing was a distraction so that the not-French sorceror could magically steal away the girl.  Not before he got harpooned and lost some fingers to closing a portal too quickly.

After that the players followed the kidnappers to the nobles' town house, where they fought a couple more Brute Squads, exchanged some gunfire and eventually confronted the not-French priest in the midst of some mysterious ritual involving the girl.  They managed to subdue the Villain and halt the ritual, which is where we ended for the night.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
05 January 2017 @ 04:53 pm
Episode III & i/2 (how do fractionals work in Roman numbering anyway) was pretty darn good.  Sure the characters probably could have used a smidge more depth (beyond Director Krennick at least).  But the various character call-backs to the rest of the franchise work well (well outside from the confusing addition of Dr. Death and his sidekick and the pointless very brief sequence with R2D2 & C-3PO).  But yes, this was some very nice Star Wars-ing.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
01 January 2017 @ 03:35 pm
Monstress #9: Written by Marjorie Liu, Illustrated by Sana Takeda, Lettered by Rus Wooton. The Half-Wolf and her half-prisoner travel to the Isle of Mists.  And the rulers of the world plot to use them.  Or at least survive them.
Shutter #25: Writer Joe Keatinge, Artist Leila Del Duca, Colorist Owen Gieni & Letterer John Workman.  Commenserating their 25th issue and partnership with Image.
Saga #41: Art by Fiona Staples, Written by Brian K. Vaughan & Letters & Design Fonografiks.  Prince Robot gets subdued and the March attempts to make a Score before the comet world ends.  Oh and Fat Will tries to win back Lying Cat.

ROM #6: Plot/Script by Christos Gage & Chris Ryall, Pencils/Inks by Paolo Villanelli, Colors by Alessandra Alexakis & Letters by Shawn Lee.  Rom has a "discussion" with his co-workers Livia and Orphion.

Lumberjanes #33: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Carolyn Nowak, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Barney officially becomes a 'Jane and Diane rejoins the camp.

Future Quest #8: Story Jeff Parker, Ar Ariel Olivetti, Letters ALW Studios' Dave Lanphear.  Ok, looks like this issue has all the main players finally on the board.  And so the story can advance a bit more beyond the whole new character, fight scene, new character, fight scene.  And it looks like Dr. Zin's control of F.E.A.R. is collapsing just as he reaches an accomidation alliance with Dr. Quest.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
31 December 2016 @ 07:40 am
da mafiadog pals 8
doggiespuppy staredown

dog pals 9
 
 
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LurkerWithout
30 December 2016 @ 08:09 am
 
 
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28 December 2016 @ 08:08 pm
 
 
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LurkerWithout
27 December 2016 @ 04:51 pm
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LurkerWithout
27 December 2016 @ 02:12 pm
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LurkerWithout
26 December 2016 @ 01:50 pm
Dark Horse Presents #29: EiC Mike Richardson, various contributors.

Superfuckers: Forever #5: James Kochalka with back-up by Rebecca Tobin & Tom Eccles.  BONUS Jack Krak learns the meaning of Christmas.
Locke & Key: Small World: Storytellers Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill, Colorist Jay Fotos & Letterer Robbie Robbins.  One-shot set during the start of the 20th Century and that generations Locke family.
 
 
LurkerWithout
24 December 2016 @ 07:44 am
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LurkerWithout
23 December 2016 @ 03:54 pm
Started off with everyone updating our character info for 2nd level for Bill's pc notes.  Then the party headed back to town again, though not before id'ing the magic cloak that was part of the bandit loot.  It was a pretty nice cloak too, a Cloak of the Yeti.  Free endure elements, barkskin and a +2 to intimidate.  So after deciding we'd go with the Buy-In for magic items (where a party member pays or agrees to pay in the future the wholesale value of the item to the group) I ended up picking it up for Gregor, my Hunter.  Then back to town and some "Princess" rescueing story awards and the exchange of piles of looted equipment for goods.  Including another war horse to go with the three we got from the bandits.  Then back to the Woods.

And despite bookkeeping and shopping we still managed to get in multiple encounters before calling the night.  Several Frost Firs, which seem to be cold climate variations on vegepygmies.  And a mephit.  Luckily we mostly made our saves against its spell attacks and it went down to multiple burning hands and ranged attacks.  And a few more of those frost skellies showed up as well.  And we found the remains of one of the local hunters, who seemed to have fallen to a giant weasel of some kind.  Luckily, for us not the dead guy, his gear included a couple of magic arrows with animal bane enchantments that the roommates' Investigator laid claim to.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
22 December 2016 @ 05:11 am
I already knew J-Law was amazing at delivering traumatized and emotionally devasted.  But Pratt does pretty well at the I Have The Space Madness thus leading to making a Super-Selfish Choice.  Anyway, good acting all around.  The plotting a bit less.  I mean it has a Plot Roadblock that prevents the characters from doing certain things and then said Roadblock is Deus Ex'd away so that the characters can deal with the threat to the ship.
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LurkerWithout
19 December 2016 @ 03:13 pm
I may have lost my pre-game notes but I recall they were about a: a sea monster and b: pirates.  We didn't get to that.  Instead they raced in a storm with only light damage to their ship.  And then spent a day in a port doing repairs and gathering info.  Mostly from Aaron's Yule the Bear Ex-Whaler and his family in every town trait.  So they learned that someone (probably the not-French priest) had people looking in every port along the coast for them.  Bryon's Fate Witch got some limited info on said priest from the local contact for the Daughters.  And poor Brendan's soldier guarded the girl and the boat and made note of various people watching said boat.

The Fate Witch then attempted to capture one of the watchers with some seduction and choking-out.  But she was almost captured in turn by one of the other watcher's who clubbed her from behind.  Luckily Bryon still had a Hero point to spend to act while helpless and so was able to draw the attention of the others while stalling the watchers.  So after that they party hurriedly took back to sea.  Where they engaged in a night chase against at least one pursuing ship, and managed to both escape and gain a minor story trait for their ship and crew.  I think I decided on Race the Night, giving the ship a +2 on a single die during any Scene involving sailing at night.
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LurkerWithout
18 December 2016 @ 12:59 pm
Knights of the Dinner Table #238: EiC Jolly Blackburn with Steve Johansson, David S. Kenzer, Brian Jelke & Barbara Blackburn.  The return of Brian to the table.  Also Cody temping in for Newt with the Black Hands.  And Cody's bringing a secret along that isn't a hand puppet.

Resident Alien: the Man with No Name #4: Script Peter Hogan, Art Steve Parkhouse.  No government alien-hunt in this one.  But the murdered hobo's past is revealed and it helps unravel the mystery of the small town drug ring.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #15: Writer Ryan North, Artist Erica Henderson, "Dream Sequence" Artist Zac Gorman, Color artist Rico Renzi & Letterer Travis Lanham.  Squirrel Girl and her allies step a bit into the background as they battle Taskmaster, in order to let the focus fall on Mew the Cat.  With guest-star Pizza Dog.
 
 
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