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« on: June 15, 2003, 02:24:06 AM »
I gained such knowledge by always being the DM. Sure I had control of all the NPCs, but I never experienced the true complexities of figuring out the puzzles and strategies set before the characters (sob, sob).

I am thinking of posting an item I used to buy time developing a next scenario (I always had a small outline with characters and maps for a game, but prefered to create their encounters on the fly). I would always try to throw little quirky experiences to keep them guessing.

This continued drive to develop fresh ideas led me to create a system of my own. So, much of what I write will be what I used in the past, or desire to flesh out now. This seems to give me a good forum to toss out my ideas. Kinda like the character Ur'jund, I wrote in. I've had the idea for him for ten years (roughly), but never was able to sit down and give him life. I changed who his enemies are (races and characters from my system) to known opponents- drow - so as to keep the focus on him. I also found myself developing a magician class based on quick bursts of power to gain an advantage in melee combat (must keep on back burner. . . need to resist being side tracked again).
Conan! What are three great things in life?

To crush your enemies; to have them flee before you, and to hear the lamenations of their women.

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2003, 12:45:18 PM »
Wow, nifty!

How come we usually focus our meeting in an inn or bar? I swear I am becoming a right drunk! I think I need to get to the studio create a few sculptures or paintings. Heh, maybe I could go to a market. I need a new dagger anyhow.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2003, 11:53:55 AM »
is it true an alcoholic is just a drunk thats afraid of a hangover? We might want to watch out.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2003, 12:30:31 PM »
Ha Ha! Anyway, I took a look at that market and They have very nice Daggers. I have some business that I need a couple for next weekend. Erg! they wont let me have a weekend off for a while. I envy you. Although some of that business is in Cedar Point.  :D  So after I get the town under control (They have ppl there already, they are trying to calm them so I don't have to work like I did with the trolls) I get Monday off!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2003, 04:28:05 PM »
I want to go to cedar point!
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2003, 05:29:06 PM »
We have established this already. That is why I am telling you.  :lol: Just joking.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2003, 12:52:38 PM »
I really want to go to cedar point!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2003, 07:07:10 PM »
Fly out this way. When you get the money, Stay at a hotel. Have FUN! :D  :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2003, 02:11:32 PM »
I have the money, just not the time.
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2003, 05:46:15 PM »
Well, then blow something off. If you have work for a week that you want to go on, Say 'I'll be back in a week! see ya!' you may get fired but hey! who cares right? as long as you get the coaster.
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2003, 08:28:48 PM »
ummm actually I have soccer tournaments all the time! Will not blow those off for the world!
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2003, 02:14:32 AM »
Hey, sniperspy, have you ever been to Cedar Point. If not, then I understand why you have the aversion to cutting soccer for the Point. After all, the newest coaster only stands over 400 feet tall and thrusts you up the first hill at 120 mph (The wait can be anywhere from 1-6 hours, but you can reserve your spot so you can enjoy the others rides while you wait. You might have to stay at one of their hotels for this luxury, though).
Conan! What are three great things in life?

To crush your enemies; to have them flee before you, and to hear the lamenations of their women.

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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2003, 12:10:11 PM »
dude strom, Ill forgive you cause your new. Soccer is practically my life, and I don't care what roller coaster tehy have, Im playin my sport!
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2003, 08:52:02 PM »
I have to go to play my sport. Cedar Point is just a bonus.
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2003, 10:58:43 PM »
ya, but soccer comes first!
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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2003, 02:56:49 AM »
Do you play every day, year round? If so, you must have an excellent support system for the sport. Are you taking this to the olympic level? One of my cousins played as far as the junior olympics for water polo and now coaches for Michigan State university. He swam year round and it eventually paid high dividends.
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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2003, 01:29:14 PM »
I dont play every day, but try to. And Im gonna take it as far as I can!
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2003, 04:09:39 PM »
I swim year round except for two months. One at the end of each season.
And I have weekends off except when I have an invite meet.
I dont want to go to olympic level. No fun in that.
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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2003, 05:49:04 PM »
Y is their no fun in that? Just because everyone else is a self concieted commercialist prick doesn't mean you have to be, and its a chance to face the best!
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2003, 02:49:06 AM »
It is a huge commitment to train that hard just to hope for a spot on the team.
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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2003, 01:04:56 PM »
Ya, but it's still fun!
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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2003, 12:55:30 AM »
Then I hope your dreams become fulfilled, and if you do compete in a nationally televised game, tell us. We could root for your team and try to figure out which one is you.
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To crush your enemies; to have them flee before you, and to hear the lamenations of their women.

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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2003, 05:55:33 PM »
will do, My dream is to play for the Miami Fusion on MLS!!!
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« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2003, 07:52:22 PM »
I've never heard of Miami Fusion. Or MLS.
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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2003, 12:09:24 AM »
Major League Soccer!
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