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emblasochist
06-26-2009, 08:12 PM
Arkh, I am quickly approaching your record for highest level Lurker here on the boards.

Arkhemedes
06-26-2009, 08:29 PM
Arkh, I am quickly approaching your record for highest level Lurker here on the boards.
Yeah, looks like you just might do it! Oh well, records are made to be broken. But don't forget to thank all the people who inspired you when you get there.

emblasochist
06-26-2009, 08:39 PM
Oh, like the Neanderthal man? Or are you referring to people like Al Gore who "invented" the Internet?

Oh, wait. I just realized that you said INSPIRED me, not made this possible for me.

I suppose that I'd have to thank Farcaster once I get there then :p

Sascha
06-26-2009, 09:38 PM
Yeah, I can remember a time when you could count all the known hominids on one hand. Now every Tom, Dick and Harry they dig up gets its own species name. I'm not so convinced they're not more closely related than that. Look at the diversity of modern humans. If every human on earth suddenly died today, you could bet that any extra-terrestrial race who later dug us up would be giving all sorts of different names and thinking we were of different species.

Then, of course, there's the brontosaurus, which not only became extinct but suddenly never existed at all because it was later discovered that the brontosaurus was the same thing as an apatosaurus.
Yeah, there were two groups, according to my physical anthro teacher: the lumpers ("hey, these are rather similar") and the splitters ("nuh uh, look at the variations~"). Given how many stratifications we use for the extant hominid species, that we do so for the older ones isn't much surprising ;)

Soft Serve
06-26-2009, 09:47 PM
Man, now I want to play shadowrun.

I've always wanted to play shadowrun...my groups have only ever fell through.


Yeah, I know what you mean. I feel like hopping in my time machine and taking it for a spin.

I have a time machine. It only goes forward at regular speeds.

emblasochist
06-26-2009, 10:04 PM
I know this might be the wrong place to ask, in a room of RPG nerds, but what is Shadowrun? And I use the term nerd lovingly because I am a nerd too...

tesral
06-26-2009, 10:28 PM
The love child between D&D and Cyberpunk.

Arkhemedes
06-26-2009, 10:35 PM
The love child between D&D and Cyberpunk.
Kinda like Mad Max meets Harry Potter right?

tesral
06-26-2009, 10:39 PM
Kinda like Mad Max meets Harry Potter right?

Not post apocalyptic. Corporate control, the very rich and everyone one else, super computers. You live the golden rule "He that has the gold makes the rules". Now, add meta-humans and magic. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" meets Forgotten Realms.

Arkhemedes
06-26-2009, 10:45 PM
Sounds pretty cool. I've actually got a few of the books but never got the chance, or the time to play it. I remember a friend telling me about it once. He supposedly had a character that owned a piece of wire for a weapon. According to him this wire was one molecule thick and could slice through anything.

emblasochist
06-26-2009, 10:45 PM
Wow. That sounds... interesting. And fun.

Sascha
06-26-2009, 11:05 PM
Sounds pretty cool. I've actually got a few of the books but never got the chance, or the time to play it. I remember a friend telling me about it once. He supposedly had a character that owned a piece of wire for a weapon. According to him this wire was one molecule thick and could slice through anything.
Always wondered how folks kept track of where those monomolecular wires were, hehe. The situation has so the potential to turn into a Blake Edwards gag: "François, I just cut my thumb off."

Arkhemedes
06-26-2009, 11:07 PM
Wow. That sounds... interesting. And fun.
Yeah, the only problem was that every time he tried to use the wire for anything it would cut his fingers off. Damn shame too. A lot of work put into something that was actually pretty useless. Guess he didn't really think that one through.

(Do' ogh! Sascha just high-jacked my punchline. Curses!)

Sascha
06-26-2009, 11:26 PM
Curses!
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/gray_sascha/mojo.gif

Arkhemedes
06-26-2009, 11:53 PM
Hey, I know that dude!

emblasochist
06-26-2009, 11:58 PM
I'm sure you are the one responsible for this then!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3f/Powerpuffynessies%21.jpg

Genesplicer
06-27-2009, 12:02 AM
I'm sure you are the one responsible for this then!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3f/Powerpuffynessies%21.jpgInteresting version. Much more defined animation style than the one used in the actual cartoon. Of course, I've come across some even more developed versions on my many forays into cyberspace, but I don't think posting any links would be apropriate here...

emblasochist
06-27-2009, 12:06 AM
Remember, shockporn started with a little image called hello.jpg

Genesplicer
06-27-2009, 12:08 AM
No can't say as I do remeber.

Sascha
06-27-2009, 12:14 AM
Interesting version. Much more defined animation style than the one used in the actual cartoon. Of course, I've come across some even more developed versions on my many forays into cyberspace, but I don't think posting any links would be apropriate here...
出ましたっ!パワパフガールズZ (Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demashita%21_Powerpuff_Girls_Z) (And they still make Buttercup my favorite, yay!)

Arkhemedes
06-27-2009, 01:16 AM
You know, I may have to introduce you to my niece Sascha. She's about your same age, enjoys RPGs, pretty smart and is totally into anime and asian studies.

Wait...your name isn't really Brandy is it? Nah...couldn't be.

Sascha
06-27-2009, 01:35 AM
You know, I may have to introduce you to my niece Sascha. She's about your same age, enjoys RPGs, pretty smart and is totally into anime and asian studies.

Wait...your name isn't really Brandy is it? Nah...couldn't be.
[looks at her nametag] Sally Dibbs, Dibbs Sally. 461-0192.

(No, Rain Man definitely didn't come in the Netflix round. Definitely didn't. :P)

emblasochist
06-27-2009, 01:43 AM
Rain Man was a great film, IMO, but it was made fun of in The Hangover, and I laughed my ass off. Zach Galifianakis was a riot when he was talking about the autistic character in Rain Man.

Sascha
06-27-2009, 02:03 AM
Rain Man was a great film, IMO, but it was made fun of in The Hangover, and I laughed my ass off. Zach Galifianakis was a riot when he was talking about the autistic character in Rain Man.
Galifianakis is awesome funny, yes. This bit (http://comedians.comedycentral.com/zach-galifianakis/videos/zach-galifianakis---eternal-flame) kills me every time. ^_^

Panthro82
06-27-2009, 03:41 AM
Maybe they won't find human bones. Only the preserved dinosaur bones in museums.

Then they'll think that we were all a race of giant lizards who honored our dead by putting their bones on display.

At most the human race will be remembered as stupid monkeys who served their lizard overlords.

I would try to be a T-Rex's best friend.

Funny there is a debate going on in the scientific world that T-Rex was a scavenger instead of a predator.

Also ARK, I am exceedingly efficient at both.

Also I was wondering where I had seen Zach Galifianakis before when I clicked that link. I've seen a couple of his stand-up routines a looong time before the hangover. Funny stuff

GoddessGood
06-27-2009, 12:11 PM
Galifianakis is awesome funny, yes. This bit (http://comedians.comedycentral.com/zach-galifianakis/videos/zach-galifianakis---eternal-flame) kills me every time. ^_^
"This bit cost Comedy Central $10,000"

And it was worth every penny, Zach. Every single, coppery, tear-stained penny.

Sascha
06-27-2009, 12:14 PM
Indeed.

Panthro82
06-27-2009, 12:40 PM
That's why it pays to watch comedy central stand-up routines. Chances are you will be watching the beginnings of the next big thing in the comedy world. I remember watching Dane Cooks routines on Comedy Central before most anyone even knew who he was! Now hes got so many fans that its almost a deterrent.

Sascha
06-27-2009, 12:43 PM
That's why it pays to watch comedy central stand-up routines. Chances are you will be watching the beginnings of the next big thing in the comedy world. I remember watching Dane Cooks routines on Comedy Central before most anyone even knew who he was! Now hes got so many fans that its almost a deterrent.
Yeah, that Jon Stewart guy, too ... saw his comedy long before he became the Green Lantern ;)

Arkhemedes
06-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Funny there is a debate going on in the scientific world that T-Rex was a scavenger instead of a predator.

Also ARK, I am exceedingly efficient at both.

Also I was wondering where I had seen Zach Galifianakis before when I clicked that link. I've seen a couple of his stand-up routines a looong time before the hangover. Funny stuff
Okay, I'm confused....exceedingly efficient at archeology and anthropology or anime and asian studies?

(Well that bites! Just tried to watch Sascha's stand-up comedian and my computer wouldn't play the sound - it does that sometimes. Not so good at lip reading - I wonder if I get that with captions?)

Panthro82
06-27-2009, 12:56 PM
No lol Ark I meant as a debater.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-27-2009, 01:01 PM
Has anyone seen the Dane Cook pilot...lost pilots, something like that? It's two episodes? that never got picked up. Trust me folks, these were funny. I wish they would have made more. Good Stuff, sniff.

Sascha
06-27-2009, 01:03 PM
Okay, I'm confused....exceedingly efficient at archeology and anthropology or anime and asian studies?

(Well that bites! Just tried to watch Sascha's stand-up comedian and my computer wouldn't play the sound - it does that sometimes. Not so good at lip reading - I wonder if I get that with captions?)
Its content: an acapella version of "Eternal Flame," to which he has his sign jokes. The sound is rather unnecessary for the humor ;)

Arkhemedes
06-27-2009, 01:16 PM
No lol Ark I meant as a debater.
Okay, so exceedingly efficient at both debating and....what?

Thanks for the heads-up Sascha. I'll have to try that again.

Okay, I'm back. Not bad I guess. Still, I think it would be better if I had sound. Maybe I'll write a letter to Santa (Not for any particular reason mind you. It's just that we've fallen out of touch).

GoddessGood
06-27-2009, 02:09 PM
Okay, so exceedingly efficient at both debating and....what?
*snickers* Reminds me of an interesting conversation my brother, sister and I had with my (very tired) mother.

Mom (to my sister): You've got something ... between your forehead
Brother: And?
Mom: And what?
Me: Between her forehead and what?
Mom: What?
Brother: You can't have something between something. It has to be between something and something else.
Mom: What are you talking about?
Sister: Mom, listen. What's the difference between a potato?
Mom: And? ... Oh.

Panthro82
06-27-2009, 02:48 PM
Okay, so exceedingly efficient at both debating and....what?

Thanks for the heads-up Sascha. I'll have to try that again.

Okay, I'm back. Not bad I guess. Still, I think it would be better if I had sound. Maybe I'll write a letter to Santa (Not for any particular reason mind you. It's just that we've fallen out of touch).

Master debater LOL :)

Arkhemedes
06-27-2009, 04:00 PM
Master debater LOL :)
Wow, I sure hope I'm not the only one who sees the irony in this conversation.

Panthro82
06-27-2009, 04:06 PM
lol

tesral
06-27-2009, 04:31 PM
Wanna go outside.
Oh, no! Help! I got outside!
Let me back inside!

Genesplicer
06-27-2009, 04:49 PM
Ok, now Arkhemedes is back on the shark, and I'm lost.

Arkhemedes
06-27-2009, 05:15 PM
Ok, now Arkhemedes is back on the shark, and I'm lost.
Okay, I'm off the shark now. Can't help you with the other problem though.

tesral
06-27-2009, 05:19 PM
Grilled shark is good.

Sascha
06-27-2009, 05:24 PM
The Tick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0171243/): You know gang, when you're a superhero, you never know where the day will take you. You may find yourself halfway around the world, in the shark infested waters of true-to-life living... or you may find yourself going down to the store for a lozenge. You can't know, can you? No! You've got to ride that wave! You've got to suck that lozenge! 'Cause if you don't - who will?
American Maid (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001464/): Where do you get this stuff?
The Tick, 1.10, "The Tick vs. Pineapple Pokopo"

(<3<3 the Tick)

Panthro82
06-27-2009, 06:07 PM
The Tick: SUCK MY JUSTICE!!!

Genesplicer
06-27-2009, 08:40 PM
Grilled shark is good.I've always wanted to try that actualy.
The Tick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0171243/): You know gang, when you're a superhero, you never know where the day will take you. You may find yourself halfway around the world, in the shark infested waters of true-to-life living... or you may find yourself going down to the store for a lozenge. You can't know, can you? No! You've got to ride that wave! You've got to suck that lozenge! 'Cause if you don't - who will?
American Maid (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001464/): Where do you get this stuff?
The Tick, 1.10, "The Tick vs. Pineapple Pokopo"

(<3<3 the Tick)That was one of my favorite episodes!! Nick Soapdish!!! I actualy have a supperhero character named Ninja Nukemister who modeled himself after The Tick. His battle cry was "SPORK!!" because the Tick had already laid claim to "SPOON!!"

Arkhemedes
06-27-2009, 09:24 PM
I've always wanted to try that actualy.That was one of my favorite episodes!! Nick Soapdish!!! I actualy have a supperhero character named Ninja Nukemister who modeled himself after The Tick. His battle cry was "SPORK!!" because the Tick had already laid claim to "SPOON!!"
Wow, I really feel like I missed out here. I don't know if I ever saw a complete episode of the Tick, although I was always curious about it.

One cartoon, however, that I believe was in a similar vein and that I was a big fan of was Duckman. Great cartoon.

Panthro82
06-27-2009, 10:17 PM
The Tick was a hilarious cartoon! Duckman had its moments. Castanza did the voice of Duckman...

Genesplicer
06-28-2009, 12:36 AM
Never heard of Duckman

Sascha
06-28-2009, 03:06 AM
Wow, I really feel like I missed out here. I don't know if I ever saw a complete episode of the Tick, although I was always curious about it.

One cartoon, however, that I believe was in a similar vein and that I was a big fan of was Duckman. Great cartoon.
The Tick. Big. Blue. Utterly committed to justice. His moral soapboxing at the end is half the reason the show was so awesome.


Tick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0171243/): Oh, look, Arthur, it's a completely rehabilitated villain. She's comfortable with herself. Comfort, commitment, marriage, what do these things have in common? The letter 'C', except for marriage, and if people get all British whenever they get knocked on the head, what do British people get? I know... comatose. Another 'C'.


Tick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0171243/): You know, though today was the worst day of my life, I learned many things. First, the world looks a lot different when you're six inches tall and covered with feathers. Second, two heads are definitely not better than one. And finally, you can lay eggs and still feel like a man.


Tick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0171243/): You know, evil comes in many forms, be it a man-eating cow or Joseph Stalin. But you can't let the package hide the pudding. Evil is just plain bad. You don't cotton to it. You gotta smack it on the nose with the rolled up newspaper of goodness. Bad dog! Bad dog!


Hulu has the live-action series up now, and it's quite worth checking out; Patrick Warburton as the titular hero is great, as is Nestor Carbonel as 'Batmanuel.' Still, the animated show was superior. I highly recommend tracking down the DVDs ;)

(Our local indie theater has Saturday morning cartoons, where they show the old shows and serve cereal; "The Tick" is part of their lineup. I'm soooo going the next available run ^_^)

Arkhemedes
06-28-2009, 03:25 AM
Yeah, from all the rave here about the Tick, I just might have to follow your advice and put it on my list of possible DVDs to get. I've gotten bad about DVDs though lately. I have stack of them next to the TV, some more than a year old, I'm talking entire TV series that lasted up to seven years, that I have yet to watch any of. If only I could find the off button for this derned computer!

Panthro82
06-28-2009, 07:23 AM
If you like witty animated series' then I would go a step further and suggest Futurama as well.

"Guess what you're all accessories to?" -Bender

GoddessGood
06-28-2009, 11:36 AM
(Our local indie theater has Saturday morning cartoons, where they show the old shows and serve cereal; "The Tick" is part of their lineup. I'm soooo going the next available run ^_^)
Do. Want.

But for now, I contemplate pie. Pie, the bane of my baking. Oh, I can make a tasty filling but when it comes to the crust, the very backbone of the pie, I am as a lowly newb and might as well be using an easy bake oven. *Sniff* Marie Calendar, Pillsbury Dough Boy, you mock me so!

Arkhemedes
06-28-2009, 11:56 AM
If you like witty animated series' then I would go a step further and suggest Futurama as well.

"Guess what you're all accessories to?" -Bender
Yeah, Futurama is cool. I've seen a lot of them. Don't see me buying the DVDs though. Too many other things that I haven't got the time to watch.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Yeah, Futurama is cool, but Trippin' the Rift is still the best when it comes to space-based cartoons.

http://www.trippingtherift.com/cgi-bin/

Genesplicer
06-28-2009, 02:09 PM
Isn't that kinda South Park in outer space

Soft Serve
06-28-2009, 02:09 PM
I've been delivering packages since before you were born! -- Fry.

Sascha
06-28-2009, 03:18 PM
Hmm, Billy Mays (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-billy-mays29-2009jun29,0,6116879.story) now. Not sure what to make of the past week ...

Genesplicer
06-28-2009, 03:39 PM
Seems to have been a bad week to be a celebrity

Panthro82
06-28-2009, 06:17 PM
Isn't that kinda South Park in outer space


Futurama? If you're talking about Futurama, it is 8 trillion times wittier than South Park. South Park is political. Futurama very rarely delves into politics. You can tell by watching the average episode that the writers for Futurama are complete nerds...Its great!

Also Matt Groening created and heads Futurama. He initially wanted to do Futurama 1st, but he had an opportunity on the Tracy Ulman show to show an animated clip and he wound up showing the world the very first glimpse of The Simpsons. 20+ seasons later...

Sascha
06-28-2009, 06:47 PM
Futurama? If you're talking about Futurama, it is 8 trillion times wittier than South Park. South Park is political. Futurama very rarely delves into politics. You can tell by watching the average episode that the writers for Futurama are complete nerds...Its great!
Think that was comparing South Park and Tripping the Rift. (Never saw the latter after the initial short that launched it, and stopped watching the former after the first few episodes, so I can't comment on the accuracy :P)

As to Futurama, the political jokes were mostly aimed at Nixon ;)

[Fry drops Nixon, spilling his head on the floor]
Richard Nixon's Head (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921942/): [angry] That's it. You just made my list.
1.1, "Space Pilot 3000"

Richard Nixon's Head (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921942/): That's it! You're all going to jail, and don't expect me to grant a pardon like that sissy, Ford.
Turanga Leela (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005408/): You'll never pardon anyone because you'll never get elected president. The voters of Earth aren't the pea-brained idiots they were in your time.
Richard Nixon's Head (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921942/): Oh, no? Well, listen here, missy. Computers may be twice as fast as they were in 1973, but the average voter is as drunk and stupid as ever. The only one who's changed is me. I've become more bitter and, let's face it, crazy over the years. And when I'm swept into office, I'll sell our children's organs to zoos for meat, and I'll go into people's houses at night and wreck up the place!
[laughs]
Fry (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921942/): Well, he lost my vote.
2.7 "A Head in the Polls"

Richard Nixon's Head (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921942/): Let's storm the place... without my prior knowledge.
4.5, "A Taste of Freedom"

Dr. Zoidberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921942/): Strange. Why would Nixon, an awkward, uncomfortable man, suddenly throw a party, one of the most social events imaginable? Is a trap, is why! They're going to deactivate all the robots!
[pause]
Dr. Zoidberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921942/): I don't hear any gasping.
Leela (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005408/): We all figured that out.
Dr. Zoidberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921942/): Aw.
4.8, "Crimes of the Hot"

Kaewin
06-28-2009, 09:01 PM
hey everyone.

Arkhemedes
06-28-2009, 09:11 PM
hey everyone.
Hmmm...yes. Couldn't have said it better myself.

tesral
06-28-2009, 10:31 PM
Do. Want.

But for now, I contemplate pie. Pie, the bane of my baking. Oh, I can make a tasty filling but when it comes to the crust, the very backbone of the pie, I am as a lowly newb and might as well be using an easy bake oven. *Sniff* Marie Calendar, Pillsbury Dough Boy, you mock me so!

Might I recommend "Good Eats" on the food network. Check the website if you don't get it. It's the first cooking show that has improved cooking in this house. Heck fresh bread was made today.




Hmm, Billy Mays (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-billy-mays29-2009jun29,0,6116879.story) now. Not sure what to make of the past week ...


Seems to have been a bad week to be a celebrity

I think that says it. But none of the ones I would rather see dead if you catch my meaning. Why do the old bitter evil ones last for freaking ever?

emblasochist
06-28-2009, 10:38 PM
That's a good question. Why do fogies like yourself like to stick around? :p

I'd presume that the old ones that people hate have the money to make people miserable as they continue to eek out the rest of their days.

Arkhemedes
06-28-2009, 10:41 PM
Might I recommend "Good Eats" on the food network. Check the website if you don't get it. It's the first cooking show that has improved cooking in this house. Heck fresh bread was made today.







I think that says it. But none of the ones I would rather see dead if you catch my meaning. Why do the old bitter evil ones last for freaking ever?
Sounds like lichdom to me.

tesral
06-28-2009, 10:44 PM
Sounds like lichdom to me.

I've been sayin' that Dick Cheny was dead for some time.

emblasochist
06-28-2009, 10:47 PM
I've been sayin' that Dick Cheny was dead for some time.

You, me, Bush Junior, Cheney, Colin Powell, and about 85% of America, if not the world, have been.

Genesplicer
06-28-2009, 10:48 PM
Isn't that kinda South Park in outer space

Futurama?

Think that was comparing South Park and Tripping the Rift. (Never saw the latter after the initial short that launched it, and stopped watching the former after the first few episodes, so I can't comment on the accuracy :P)
Yea, I was talking about Triping the Rift. The actress who played the original Dax on D9, can't remeber her name right now (hope that doesn't cost me my nerd license), does the voice for Sex.

tesral
06-28-2009, 10:49 PM
Yea, I was talking about Triping the Rift. The actress who played the original Dax on D9, can't remeber her name right now (hope that doesn't cost me my nerd license), does the voice for Sex.

If you have a license you are doing it wrong.

Genesplicer
06-28-2009, 10:50 PM
Membership Card then?

emblasochist
06-28-2009, 10:54 PM
Membership Card then?

That's supposed to be one of your various badges of honor, be it your ability to speak Klingon, or your ability to quote the whole movies of either Star Wars any one, or Holy Grail, or other noteworthy skill or hard to find item you have.

Arkhemedes
06-28-2009, 10:55 PM
Membership Card then?
I think pocket protector would cover it.

Genesplicer
06-28-2009, 10:59 PM
That's supposed to be one of your various badges of honor, be it your ability to speak Klingon, or your ability to quote the whole movies of either Star Wars any one, or Holy Grail, or other noteworthy skill or hard to find item you have. I can identify an STNG episode in the first 10-15 seconds of the opener, and recite its plot. I do need a full 30 seconds for TOS and DS9. Does that count?

emblasochist
06-28-2009, 11:04 PM
I can identify an STNG episode in the first 10-15 seconds of the opener, and recite its plot. I do need a full 30 seconds for TOS and DS9. Does that count?

I don't know... Can those be taken from you?

Genesplicer
06-28-2009, 11:27 PM
I don't know... Can those be taken from you?Only with a Romulan mind scanner.

emblasochist
06-28-2009, 11:36 PM
Only with a Romulan mind scanner.

You speak as though you come from the future.

Genesplicer
06-28-2009, 11:38 PM
No, just Beta Quadrant.

Chi
06-29-2009, 12:11 AM
Wow crazy I have been gone how long and this thing still exsits? lol

Sascha
06-29-2009, 12:17 AM
Yea, I was talking about Triping the Rift. The actress who played the original Dax on D9, can't remeber her name right now (hope that doesn't cost me my nerd license), does the voice for Sex.
Terry Farrell ;)

Genesplicer
06-29-2009, 12:36 AM
Terry Farrell ;)Yea! That's her. (Restating the obvious for xp.)

Panthro82
06-29-2009, 07:25 AM
OHHHH I don't believe I have ever watched Tripping The Rift.

Yea Nixon is the only politics in Futurama. I am sooo glad that show has been renewed! I believe there are gonna be 30 new episodes in 2010.

The bitter people live longer because they take glee in misery. If you're happy, for whatever reason it is(including taking glee in others misfortunes) you live longer. People like Billy Mays and Michael Jackson suffered from severe stress. They weren't happy. I'm wondering, who is gonna try to sell me things I don't want now? :)

tesral
06-29-2009, 08:10 AM
Wow crazy I have been gone how long and this thing still exsits? lol


The THREAD that CANNOT DIE!
--
In glorious 3D Sensuround
--
Coming soon to a theater near you.

Panthro82
06-29-2009, 10:58 AM
The THREAD that CANNOT DIE!
--
In glorious 3D Sensuround
--
Coming soon to a theater near you.



in IMAX

Soft Serve
06-29-2009, 11:33 AM
This thread is just as immortal as Tesral.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-29-2009, 11:37 AM
No question there. I believe these threads, 'the level up' and 'word association' threads will last longer than most of us. Well, except for the Greater God, Farcaster.

Soft Serve
06-29-2009, 11:40 AM
I ponder if Farcaster will ever pass off the site.

Sascha
06-29-2009, 11:50 AM
Yea Nixon is the only politics in Futurama. I am sooo glad that show has been renewed! I believe there are gonna be 30 new episodes in 2010.
Other than the Clinton jokes (the Clinton Monument, "You know, nothing I can do counts as sex anymore"), Vice President Al Gore guesting twice (plus a bit in Bender's Big Score), and the various presidential heads (and the Closet of Presidential Losers, wherein the head of Bob Dole sits). I'm fairly sure there's even a recount joke somewhere in the main series, but I'll have to watch them again to make sure :P Oh, and the Freedom Day episode ("A Taste of Freedom"), with Chief Justice Snoop Dogg's head.

(Heh, turns out there was more than I remembered: wiki article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_in_Futurama).)

Chavic
06-29-2009, 12:16 PM
My players claim collateral damage against townsfolk and commoners should give bonus xp.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-29-2009, 12:20 PM
I only give experience based off of intent. That means no collateral, no xp for burning down forests, etc. Yeah, they get grumpy about it at times. http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

I'd love to hear their argument for commoners giving bonus xp. :confused:

And, of course, i allow all arguments for anything. For as i like to say, if you can sell it to me, they you reap the rewards. Surprisingly, every once in a while, they do. :biggrin:

Arkhemedes
06-29-2009, 12:34 PM
My players claim collateral damage against townsfolk and commoners should give bonus xp.
That depends on whether or not the PCs are evil. If they're not they should be penalized rather than rewarded.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-29-2009, 12:38 PM
In my WFRP games, sometimes townsfolk arent as nice as they appear. <he he... evil laughter continues>

Genesplicer
06-29-2009, 01:33 PM
In my WFRP games, sometimes townsfolk arent as nice as they appear. <he he... evil laughter continues>Yea, familure with that bit.

Chavic
06-29-2009, 02:18 PM
I only give experience based off of intent. That means no collateral, no xp for burning down forests, etc. Yeah, they get grumpy about it at times. http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

I'd love to hear their argument for commoners giving bonus xp. :confused:

And, of course, i allow all arguments for anything. For as i like to say, if you can sell it to me, they you reap the rewards. Surprisingly, every once in a while, they do. :biggrin:


I let my players have free reign, they just have to pay the consequences. (Go peasant army!), but I do allow them to argue their side.

If they come up with something really funny or reasonable, it just makes gaming that much more fun.

Soft Serve
06-29-2009, 02:50 PM
You know what they say about giving a mouse a cookie.

Give a PC XP for a commoner and soon he'll kill the king.

Kaewin
06-29-2009, 05:22 PM
Hey y'all could you click this egg for my daughter. her last two died because she goes to small forums with only a few peeps on it and I am trying to help her out.

Any love would help.

Panthro82
06-29-2009, 05:34 PM
I just think punishing players for not playing within their alignment sucks. If they act out of alignment enough then change their alignment. If they kill someone they weren't supposed to it still took effort to do it. I think they still deserve experience. Humans in real life as a race are very unpredictable at best. Just create consequences within game that are reasonable(and not a DM trying to slap a player on the wrist. Players aren't your 5 year old children).

Arkhemedes
06-29-2009, 06:31 PM
I just think punishing players for not playing within their alignment sucks. If they act out of alignment enough then change their alignment. If they kill someone they weren't supposed to it still took effort to do it. I think they still deserve experience. Humans in real life as a race are very unpredictable at best. Just create consequences within game that are reasonable(and not a DM trying to slap a player on the wrist. Players aren't your 5 year old children).
Good PCs who accidentally kill innocent bystanders simply because they were careless is not playing within their alignment. And changing their alignments is too radical for something that rarely ever happens. When I say penalize them I'm talking about merely subtracting the amount of experience they would have gained if they were supposed to kill these bystanders. And how much is a zero-level bystander worth? Pretty much squat - which really amounts to a slap on the wrist compared to the amount that they probably earned elsewhere. So why penalize them at all you ask? Simply to discourage any thoughts of killing those they shouldn't and to encourage them to be more careful the next time.

Chavic
06-29-2009, 07:23 PM
But that is still holding the players to certain morals. Why not free them up and give them the (tiny) xp for killing innocent bystanders. They will experience a shift in alignment most likely, but it reflects the real world more. Not all heroes are knights in shining armor riding in on a white horse and armed with pristine weapons and impeccable manners.

tesral
06-29-2009, 07:27 PM
I don't give experience for killing, period. I give experience for goals accomplished, things discovered, stuff done.

No "moral" values are held to in the dishing of XP.

yukonhorror
06-29-2009, 07:33 PM
whoa whoa whoa. This thread is starting to have a purpose associated with gaming and I ain't having any of that!

Anybody know of any chemical engineering jobs out there? I am going to defend my thesis late august, and still have no job lined up.

Kaewin
06-29-2009, 08:13 PM
You could try the Joker, I heard he likes to mess with chemicals.

Genesplicer
06-29-2009, 08:19 PM
whoa whoa whoa. This thread is starting to have a purpose associated with gaming and I ain't having any of that!

Anybody know of any chemical engineering jobs out there? I am going to defend my thesis late august, and still have no job lined up.
The nice thing about this thread is that it can have any purpose we want it to, from cats & hairballs to peon abuse, for as long as we want it to, a few posts, to a few pages worth of posts.

No, I'm afraid I have no knowledge in that field, (although a few of my characters do :smile:.)

As for peasant killing, no the PC's shouldn't get experience for colateral damage. That's the whole piont behind the phrase "colateral damage." If killing these peasants was mearly an accidental side effect, then its not an acomplishment. All the xp systems out there that I am aware of give xp based on acomplishment, be it defeating/killing a foe, compleating a quest, performing an act of heroism or generosity, or secceading in some type of arduous task. The key word here is "acomplish" as in something successfuly done. I do no of a few systems that give minor amounts of xp for attempting stuff, but that is always reduced, and the key word ther is "attemp" as in trying to do. If the peasant deaths are collateral damage, then by deffinition they weren't trying to kill them. They do not get experience for incedentals that may spin off of everything they do. I.E> the PC's save the life of an NPC law man. Do they get xp for every crook that guy arrests from then on out because he wouldn't be their to arest them if the PC's haddn't saved his life?

Kaewin
06-29-2009, 08:23 PM
I totally agree with you.

Panthro82
06-29-2009, 08:40 PM
if it is accidental then no exp, but absolutely no punishment either. Even if it was careless play. Accident's don't fit into any alignment, regardless of the action. If you want to discourage the careless play and the death didn't accomplish that already, have it turn out that the person was related to the king or to someone of extreme prominence. Have an npc witness and then that character is an outlaw. Keep them at the same good alignment. Then they are an outlaw who can't even really act like one.

Kaewin
06-29-2009, 09:01 PM
you could have them dogged by hunters or spies to keep them honest.

tesral
06-29-2009, 09:06 PM
Do dogs have hairballs? If so the hunters could be hacking up all over the place.

Arkhemedes
06-29-2009, 09:19 PM
I kind of have to agree with yukonhorror that this thread seems to have taken a distastefully serious purpose to it, which hopefully won't last for long.

...But since we're here, I'll add this: According to Panthro's reasoning, a group of PCs could burn an entire village to the ground killing every man, woman and child in it, just because a band of outlaws is hiding there and say, "Opps, sorry about that", and not get penalized for it. I can also list a number of the "good old modules of 1e and 2e" where it specifically states that the DM should penalize players for doing things they should not.

...And yeah, I think dogs can get hairballs.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-29-2009, 09:23 PM
I kind of have to agree with yukonhorror that this thread seems to have taken a distastefully serious purpose to it, which hopefully won't last for long.

...But since we're here, I'll add this: According to Panthro's reasoning, a group of PCs could burn an entire village to the ground killing every man, woman and child in it, just because a band of outlaws is hiding there and say, "Opps, sorry about that", and not get penalized for it. I can also list a number of the "good old modules of 1e and 2e" where it specifically states that the DM should penalize players for doing things they should not.

...And yeah, I think dogs can get hairballs.
What if is was for the greater good? More would live in the long run if some were to be 'sacrificed' now? Moral question found here, enjoy. (http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10506)Spock: "... logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few". (http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10506)

Btw, i say yes. Before you get upset with that, just realize that Thoth is undead, so is able to see things without emotional bias.

tesral
06-29-2009, 09:27 PM
Or personal pronouns.

Arkhemedes
06-29-2009, 09:34 PM
What if is was for the greater good? More would live in the long run if some were to be 'sacrificed' now? Moral question found here, enjoy. (http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10506)Spock: "... logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few". (http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10506)

Btw, i say yes. Before you get upset with that, just realize that Thoth is undead, so is able to see things without emotional bias.
No problem Thoth. I was watching that thread for a while and decided to steer clear of that one myself. Cuzz, after all, when all life has finally been obliterated, only the undead will remain, right?

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-29-2009, 09:36 PM
E x a c t l y. Liches seek personal power through magick, not friendship. And since i am not a Vampire, i have no need for lifeblood, or the living, for that matter.

Btw, even though it was my own thread, i also chose to steer clear of it. It's a great thread, which is why i started it, but since my perspective is always correct, why argue with those of less... wisdom. :rolleyes:

Thoth has left his mental signature.

Panthro82
06-29-2009, 09:44 PM
I kind of have to agree with yukonhorror that this thread seems to have taken a distastefully serious purpose to it, which hopefully won't last for long.

...But since we're here, I'll add this: According to Panthro's reasoning, a group of PCs could burn an entire village to the ground killing every man, woman and child in it, just because a band of outlaws is hiding there and say, "Opps, sorry about that", and not get penalized for it. I can also list a number of the "good old modules of 1e and 2e" where it specifically states that the DM should penalize players for doing things they should not.

...And yeah, I think dogs can get hairballs.

If that's what the group wants to do then sure, let them. Also my reasoning said if it's a MISTAKE. You can't intentionally mistakenly burn down a town.

If the players want to burn down a town then let them though. If that's the path they want the game to go then go with it. If you're trying to simulate a world in which the characters have free will then you as a DM must step aside and let them do as they wish. Of course their actions will have in game repercussions just like real life, but those games tend to be the best story lines, with the least amount of DM effort required. The players will love the game also, because they aren't being "forced" down a certain path by an invisible father figure...

Arkhemedes
06-29-2009, 09:47 PM
Question - in real life terms, how do you define experience points?

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-29-2009, 09:51 PM
Finding a way to live beyond normal years is always a huge ex jump in my games, but i digress.

Panthro82
06-29-2009, 10:00 PM
The more I think about it the more I agree with Tesral that alignments should be done away with altogether. I've always thought they should be a loose outline, but seriously anyone in real life can break "alignment" at any given moment in their lives. On top of that 99 times out of a 100 nothing would happen to them for it. I can see implementing some form of code of honor for most characters, but people just get too tied up into the idea of alignments. It's not supposed to drammatically affect game play.

Q-man
06-29-2009, 10:22 PM
Question - in real life terms, how do you define experience points?

Typically as a lump on my head. As a bit of an oversized oaf I learn quickly by blundering into stuff and whacking my head off it.

My characters never get experience for stuff like that though, so maybe thats not the best comparison.

I guess if you stretch it to say learning something by personal experience; painful or otherwise, it would be a few experience points.

Arkhemedes
06-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Well, think of it this way. When a character performs an act that the DM determines is enough to cause an alignment change, according to the rules anyway, he is suppose to be penalized in experience points as well. The same thing happens to a character who has turned dual class but has not yet reached the level of his previous class. If he then reverts to doing things from his old class, again according to the rules, he's suppose to be penalized experience points. The reason behind all of this is that the character has begun to revert to or take on bad habits, habits which actually hinder the characters intended training - this is reflected in the loss of experience points. So penalizing PCs for doing something they shouldn't is essentially the same thing and not a new idea.
Now doing away with alignments might not be a bad idea for certain kinds of campaigns. If that's the kind of campaign you want to run it's your choice. But it won't work for every kind of campaign. Too many factors are dependent on the existance of alignments.

Q-man
06-30-2009, 06:52 AM
Now doing away with alignments might not be a bad idea for certain kinds of campaigns. If that's the kind of campaign you want to run it's your choice. But it won't work for every kind of campaign. Too many factors are dependent on the existance of alignments.

Not entirely sure I follow this. Its been my experience that the alignment was more of a guideline than something rigid. It would help the GM decide that you'd free the slaves, rather than keep them as loot when you kill the slavers. So in that sense it helped the GM tailor some aspects of the campaign.

Even then the players were free to act out of alignment. Granted the GM would cause there alignment to slowly shift if they continued with that. There wasn't any sort of XP penalty though, and maybe thats why we never felt it was a rigid restriction. Could be we just didn't follow those rules correctly.

tesral
06-30-2009, 07:34 AM
Even then the players were free to act out of alignment. Granted the GM would cause there alignment to slowly shift if they continued with that. There wasn't any sort of XP penalty though, and maybe thats why we never felt it was a rigid restriction. Could be we just didn't follow those rules correctly.

No, you do. However that is not the universal circumstance. And there once was an XP penalty in the rules. Alignment was a guideline in the same sense that a gun to your head is a guideline to your behavior.

Arkhemedes
06-30-2009, 08:13 AM
Experience point penalties in any campaign are always a judgment call for the GM/DM to make and there aren't any real hard and set rules about it - too many variables. There are many times in my campaign where people die that don't need to and I don't penalize the players. In fact it is very rare. But that has something to do with the fact that my players know they could be penalized for it. My players don't have the video game mentality and are very morally conscious players. They are constantly debating on whether or not people/monsters need to die even when I assume they're going to kill them. But I see that as a good thing - they think about the consequences of their actions.

Q-man
06-30-2009, 10:17 AM
No, you do. However that is not the universal circumstance. And there once was an XP penalty in the rules. Alignment was a guideline in the same sense that a gun to your head is a guideline to your behavior.

Are they really supposed to be that rigid? Obviously the players in my game made an effort to stay within the boundaries of their alignment, but in some situations they'd act outside of the alignment as well. I'm not talking about Paladin's slaughtering children, more subtle than that.

Its more the situation where the party does a job for a corrupt politician, they are to take out a goblin camp that has been ransacking caravans and return the stolen goods and money to the politician. Instead of returning all the stuff to the politician they keep some either as loot or to give to suffering villagers. These aren't specifically evil acts, but they definitely aren't lawful acts. Depending on how the DM portrayed the scene that may be how the party reacted, even if they were lawful.

Arkhemedes
06-30-2009, 11:24 AM
Yeah, alignments can be pretty tricky to judge. There are certainly more than one way to look at them, and a good example would be a paladin who slowly begins to realize that the ruler of the kingdom he serves is corrupt and evil. At what point does he stop working for him and start working against him? It becomes more of a gray area than black and white. I'm also a firm believer that there is always more than one way to play any alignment. Anything else is simply too restrictive and unrealistic.

Panthro82
06-30-2009, 11:40 AM
I have a hard time justifying ever taking away experience from a player. If they do something tremendously stupid which results in their death, than yea I can see points being taken. Other than that, I don't think points should be taken ever. I mean I look at it in terms of in game. People in real life don't ever LOSE experience. No matter what happens they only gain experience. Everything you come across in your entire life adds to your life experience. Nothing ever takes away from that...Maybe there is a scale to determine how much experience individual acts garnish, but besides that it is all positive. Even negative acts are good, they shape the person to become who they are in the future.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-30-2009, 11:57 AM
i have never taken away experience from players. We learn from all our actions. Alignments aren't something i concern myself with unless someone is playing a class where alignment play a significant role.

Of course, since the beginning (70's), i never allowed 'know alignment' or any such nonsense into my games, anyway.

Panthro82
06-30-2009, 12:01 PM
i have never taken away experience from players. We learn from all our actions. Alignments aren't something i concern myself with unless someone is playing a class where alignment play a significant role.

Of course, since the beginning (70's), i never allowed 'know alignment' or any such nonsense into my games, anyway.

In total agreement.

Although spells like detect evil are allowable in my mind. They refer to people or creatures who have evil intent or have an aura of evil around them(which would form due to them having committed evil actions).

tesral
06-30-2009, 01:09 PM
Do Dragons get hairballs?

Arkhemedes
06-30-2009, 01:21 PM
Do Dragons get hairballs?
No, but heartburn is another matter

Genesplicer
06-30-2009, 04:09 PM
Do Dragons get hairballs?We a;ready discussed that. Dragons only get hairballs if they eat something overly fuzzy.

Sascha
06-30-2009, 04:28 PM
Dot Warner (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0649026/): Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. So he changed his name to Ed Asner.
Animaniacs, "Dot's Poetry Corner" segment

Kaewin
06-30-2009, 05:20 PM
You should see my tomato plants in the back yard. Pretty big, they might be ripe next week.

tesral
06-30-2009, 05:41 PM
We a;ready discussed that. Dragons only get hairballs if they eat something overly fuzzy.

My dice are safe then.



You should see my tomato plants in the back yard. Pretty big, they might be ripe next week.

One year my dad planted six plants thinking half would die. No such luck.

Kaewin
06-30-2009, 07:38 PM
Have about 2 dozen unripe tomatoes on the tow vines, another dozen or so flowers. We orignally bought a container of 6 cucumber plants and one bloomed on is starting to grow and the others were eaten by bugs. This cucumber is about 3 ft long. It keeps growing into the grass and keeps grabbing it. I have to pull it free everyday and move it back to the garden. We should get about a dozen cukes from it.

I just wish the watermelon would grow that well. It's kind stun6ted but starting to grow.

Soft Serve
06-30-2009, 08:07 PM
Have about 2 dozen unripe tomatoes on the tow vines, another dozen or so flowers. We orignally bought a container of 6 cucumber plants and one bloomed on is starting to grow and the others were eaten by bugs. This cucumber is about 3 ft long. It keeps growing into the grass and keeps grabbing it. I have to pull it free everyday and move it back to the garden. We should get about a dozen cukes from it.

I just wish the watermelon would grow that well. It's kind stun6ted but starting to grow.


Gardening is for panzies.

Be a real man and sit on your computer playing RPG's all day.

the earth...and your body...will thank you.

(not really...)

tesral
06-30-2009, 11:18 PM
I get my food out of its natural environment...the supermarket.

emblasochist
06-30-2009, 11:39 PM
I read a story one time about a college-bound Japanese boy that told his 15 year old younger sister that bananas come from the store because he didn't know that they grew on trees. Your comment reminded me of that.

Panthro82
07-01-2009, 12:36 AM
classic commercial, Bananas in Pajamas. Double entendre anyone? :)

Soft Serve
07-01-2009, 12:28 PM
I get my food out of its natural environment...the supermarket.


Zombie Contingency Plans anyone?

(I don't know what this has in relation to tesral's quote but it's there.)

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 12:31 PM
Zombie Contingency Plans anyone?

(I don't know what this has in relation to tesral's quote but it's there.)
Got my grenade launcher ready.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-01-2009, 12:32 PM
Zombie Contingency Plans anyone?

(I don't know what this has in relation to tesral's quote but it's there.)
Looky looky here, Soft Serve is about to level. Congrats!

Soft Serve
07-01-2009, 12:37 PM
Oh hey I am...

Mine is heading down to Pennsylvania Ave here and raiding that Guns + Pawn Shop then either climbing the water tower or the radio transmition tower and surviving there.

My earlier plan was to hijack the drawbridge here on lake Ponchartrain, but that'd be a lot harder then just knocking some geezer on his ass and running off with his guns.


Unless he shot me...

Risk I'd have to take I guess...

yukonhorror
07-01-2009, 12:38 PM
I read a story one time about a college-bound Japanese boy that told his 15 year old younger sister that bananas come from the store because he didn't know that they grew on trees. Your comment reminded me of that.

On the flipside of this:

When my parents were first married, my dad asked my mom to grab some tomatoes from the grocery store. She looked at my dad confused and asked, "you can buy tomatoes at the grocery store?"

She grew up on a farm, and so they never bought things like carrots, tomatoes, onions, or potatoes.

Soft Serve
07-01-2009, 12:52 PM
On the flipside of this:

When my parents were first married, my dad asked my mom to grab some tomatoes from the grocery store. She looked at my dad confused and asked, "you can buy tomatoes at the grocery store?"

She grew up on a farm, and so they never bought things like carrots, tomatoes, onions, or potatoes.


HAHA That's awesome.

(That's all I have to add because I want lv 20 already...)

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 01:34 PM
Oh hey I am...

Mine is heading down to Pennsylvania Ave here and raiding that Guns + Pawn Shop then either climbing the water tower or the radio transmition tower and surviving there.

My earlier plan was to hijack the drawbridge here on lake Ponchartrain, but that'd be a lot harder then just knocking some geezer on his ass and running off with his guns.


Unless he shot me...

Risk I'd have to take I guess...
Yeah, if the grenade launcher doesn't work I'll just breathe on them.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 02:39 PM
Well, there's always the option to keep a chainsaw in your garage.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-01-2009, 02:48 PM
A nail gun is much more clean, and easy to explain away as an accident to the cops. :eek:

Attention all cops on these boards: Thoth was kidding... seriously. he he, he-he, he?

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 03:05 PM
True, and being able to dispose of them at range is a good thing. Reduces backsplash, and the chance of getting bit.

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Yeah, but if you torch the town to cinders - Cops? What cops?

tesral
07-01-2009, 03:54 PM
Yeah, but if you torch the town to cinders - Cops? What cops?

That's always been my preference. But I have a warm personal relationship with fire.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 04:01 PM
I have a warm personal relationship with fire.Doesn't everyone?

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-01-2009, 04:05 PM
Not since i became a Lich. According to the 'New Liches Manual,' i received over 5000 years ago, fire baaad!

Soft Serve
07-01-2009, 04:15 PM
That's always been my preference. But I have a warm personal relationship with fire.


I would imagine it's hard to have a "cold" personal relationship with fire...

So ok...The only plans involve a Nailgun which is alright at close range really. (assuming you mean a construction nail gun and not some military model you saw in a movie once...lol)

A Chainsaw. Now your chainsaw might run on gas, but if it's electric then what? Your going to hold them off so long as it's within the cord length? And how are you supposed to use that chainsaw if your being swarmed from all directions? It's not like just cause your clicing through their stomach they're going to slow down and targeting their skull is targeting their skull which is pretty damn impossible if theres more then 2 let alone an entire horde. Say it runs on gas. You've still just turned on a friggin' chainsaw...When your gas runs out every zombie for 4 miles is going to know EXACTLY where you are...

Grenade Launcher. First off. That's illegal. If you use a grenade launcher you are going to have to hope that the outbreak is massive enough that the police forget about the laws you broke fireing that thing in a residential area. Second Grenades are all but useless on zombies. They're designed to rip apart vital organs, or blow off a leg to send some soldiers home. (same as mines). In a zombie apocalypse where the only way to kill them is smashing that brain then you've just detonated the loudest dinner bell known to man, and not only that but if your surrounded by grass they're now crawling in your direction perfvectly concealed by it. Have fun running through that mess.

And thats not mentioning the spray of BOTH of those weapons. Blood hits you in the eye, in your mouth, in an open wound and your boned.

I take my zombies very seriously. :D

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 04:33 PM
Perhaps we should just follow bert Gummer's lead and employ "a few common household chemicals in the proper proportions."

Sascha
07-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0219206/): Remember the three key words for any Slayer: Preparation... preparation... preparation.
Buffy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001264/): That's one word three times.
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, 3.14, "Bad Girls"

Panthro82
07-01-2009, 04:58 PM
police, if still alive will have many other things to worry about other than your doings. My initial plan would be to round up as many friends and family as I could. Build a caravan. Hit up the grocery store for as many supplies as we could find. Technically it would be considered robbery but no ones stopping us. Then we hit up a gun, ammo, and nature supply store. Secure the perimeter and squat there. We wouldn't need ammo and guns up until this point seeing as how my family are all hunters. We all have multiple guns and plenty of ammo already. Board up the doors and windows. And wait out the outbreak.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-01-2009, 05:01 PM
Yep, i believe there area a couple of undead novels that teach you how to survive said undead outbreak. Names of novels escape me at the moment.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 05:05 PM
Surviving a Zombie Apocalips for Dummies?

Panthro82
07-01-2009, 05:05 PM
Zombie Survival Guide....great book.

Sascha
07-01-2009, 05:11 PM
Marshall Jack Carter (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0272399/): If this turns into a zombie attack, I am so quitting.
Eureka, 2.13, "A Night in Global Dynamics"


Zombie Survival Guide....great book.
Agreed.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 05:14 PM
Haven't read that one. I get most of my tips from Resident Evil, and Shaun of the Dead. (Mostly what NOT to do from the latter.)

Panthro82
07-01-2009, 05:21 PM
here's a blog I wrote a couple of years ago...

URGENT PSA (public service announcement)
Current mood: http://x.myspacecdn.com/images/blog/moods/iBrads/blah.gif determined
Well it's the Halloween season again, and what better time of year than to give a PSA on escaping a zombie outbreak!

You never know when or where the undead could rise and gnaw on human heads, or eat our arms off, or perhaps dine on our intestines like angel hair pasta. A reactor in Delaware could explode, or some alien fog could descend upon earth. A bomb could drop on a country and turn innocent people into exorcist lookalikes interested in only eating your face off!

I know what you're saying to yourself. Where are my pants? And I will return them to you once you have read this important blog! Don't let the fate of the stupid people in movies be the same as yours! If you run into a zombie and it is not Rob, then this could save your life!

Step One: RUN! (This might not seem obvious at first, but just go with it alright?)

Step Two: DON'T TRIP AND FALL DOWN! (The big breasted blonde girl always does this! Lets preserve big breasted blonde girls people! Stop tripping!!

Step Three: When suspenseful music is playing mysteriously from somewhere overhead. DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR IN FRONT OF YOU! (This usually means a zombie is waiting behind that door as some sort of sick, twisted lets make a deal prize.) I'd rather have the goat.(as long as its not a zombie goat!!)

Step Four: ONLY TRAVEL WITH QUICK PEOPLE! (this means no old folk, children, or fatties.) If you do travel with these types, simply push them into a plethora of zombies currently chasing you to throw them off of you for a while. Don't feel bad! They would have turned into zombies eventually anyways! Then they would bite you in your ass when you weren't looking. And not in a loving way!

Step Five: IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, TRAVEL WITH NINJAS (This might be a tough one, but Ninjas are bad for zombies health!) Chuck Norris is a mega ninja. So if he is close by, make sure you travel with him!

Step Six: HAVE A VEHICLE WITH A FULL TANK OF GAS! (If you burgle a car, make sure the tank is full!) p.s. don't crash into any trees! This is bad for a cars health and can expose you!

Step Seven: DRIVE TO A GROCERY STORE AND STOCK UP! (This will require some zombie dodging. If you have been in a mega Wal-Mart at 11 p.m. then you already have extensive training in this category!)

Step Eight: GO TO A GUNSHOP OR CHUCK NORRIS' HOUSE! (These are ideally the most secure places in the world) Secure the perimeter and plan a long time of squatting. (If you helped up that big breasted blonde when she tripped earlier, you might not be so bored after all ;) You could have babies and Chuck Norris could train them into a legion of undead killing Ninjas! (See how important that girl was?)

Step Nine: Go up on the roof daily and shoot zombies in the face! (Learn a lesson from "Dawn of the Dead" Just don't have a doggy door!!!)

Step Ten: IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, DO NOT GET EATEN! (This is always the tragic downfall of all people in zombie movies trying to survive. Biting can be recreational and even fun! (ask Marv Albert) but, zombies are NOT top prospects for this activity!!!

Well if you follow all of those ten tips successfully. (Or just step ten) then you should be fine. I cannot stress the importance of Chuck Norris and or big breasted blondes enough in this survival guide! And hey! Throw Chuck Norris a frickin bone while you're at it! Ask the girl if she has any non-zombie hot friends for him. Cause lets face it. Chuck Norris needs to get his freak on too!

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-01-2009, 05:22 PM
Zombie Survival Guide....great book.
I guess there are a few in the series. I've heard nothing but good things but have yet to buy them off the shelves. So, what are your opinions on said books?

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 05:31 PM
Nice PSA Panthro

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 05:34 PM
Questions for Softy - Are we talking true undead zombies or just the disease-infested variety? If the former, then so what if you get blood in your eyes or your mouth? If the later, these aren't really zombies are they? And as for the grenade launcher, I agree with Panthro. I think the police would be a little more concerned about other things than to worry about who's scattering brains with a grenade launcher.

(btw, absolutely great PSA Panthro!:lol:)

Sascha
07-01-2009, 05:40 PM
Angel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004770/): It's a zombie.
Connor (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0440229/): What's a zombie?
Angel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004770/): It's an undead thing.
Connor (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0440229/): Like you?
Angel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004770/): No. Zombies are slow moving, dimwitted things that crave human flesh.
Connor (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0440229/): Like you.
Angel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004770/): No. It's different, trust me.
Angel, 4.8, "Habeas Corpses"

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 05:45 PM
Questions for Softy - Are we talking true undead zombies or just the disease-infested variety? If the former, then so what if you get blood in your eyes or your mouth?1) It tastes bad.
2) If it gets in your eyes it'll distract you and/or hamper your ability to aim, both of which can get you killed.
3)Some varieties of magical curses that turn people into the undead can spread through blood contamination (not just talking vampirism here), so better safe than sorry.
If the later, these aren't really zombies are they?Yes, they're still zombies. Just like both bats and rats are both rodents, even though bats can fly and helpfuly eat harful insects while rats just get into food and spread disease. If it has rotting fleah, moans a lot, and wants to eat your brains, then its a zombie. Doesn't matter what made it, it's still a zombie, and the countermeasure are all prety much the same. Know what made it is useful for trying to stop the outbreak at its source, but not important to your second to second survival. So for get worring about wheather its a true unded or not, just BLOW ITS HEAD OFF WITH THE SHOTGUN ALREADY!!!
And as for the grenade launcher, I agree with Panthro. I think the police would be a little more concerned about other things than to worry about who's scattering brains with a grenade launcher.Yes, absolutely!! If you actually have a grenade luancher, don't hesitate to employ its destructive fury upon the zombie masses!!

Sascha
07-01-2009, 05:53 PM
[Willow asks Cordelia whether she wants to go on the zombie-hunting adventure]
Cordelia (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004806/): Darn, I have cheerleader practice tonight. Boy, I wish I knew you were gonna be digging up dead people sooner. I would've canceled.
Xander (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0107183/): All right, but if you come across the army of zombies, can you page us before they eat your flesh?
[Cordelia huffs and leaves the library]
Giles (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0372117/): Xander?
Xander (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0107183/): Huh?
Giles (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0372117/): Zombies don't eat the flesh of the living.
Xander (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0107183/): Yeah, I knew that. But did you see the look on her face?
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, 2.2, "Some Assembly Required"

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 06:11 PM
Yes, good points all Genesplicer. That's why I much prefer just torching the whole place!

tesral
07-01-2009, 06:13 PM
And thats not mentioning the spray of BOTH of those weapons. Blood hits you in the eye, in your mouth, in an open wound and your boned.
I take my zombies very seriously. :D

Ramp up the heat to 2500 degrees and wade through the burning debris. Toss a few fireballs into the clusters that look a bit thick.

And if worse comes to worse, Zombies can't fly.



Yep, i believe there area a couple of undead novels that teach you how to survive said undead outbreak. Names of novels escape me at the moment.

Of course they do, if you named them people would have information to overcome your undead hoards.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:16 PM
Yes, good points all Genesplicer. That's why I much prefer just torching the whole place!Yea, but if you fireblast willie-nillie, then you run a pretty good chance of killing other survivors (like thos well endowed blonds Panthro mentioned) and that could be bad. Getting eaten your self is worse of course, but It might pay off to exercise a little restraint (very grateful fully loaded blonds). If at all possible that is.

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 06:21 PM
Yeah, I'd have to keep a lookout for the blondies. Of course, if I were Thoth I'd just take command of them all.

tesral
07-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Yea, but if you fireblast willie-nillie, then you run a pretty good chance of killing other survivors (like thos well endowed blonds Panthro mentioned) and that could be bad. Getting eaten your self is worse of course, but It might pay off to exercise a little restraint (very grateful fully loaded blonds). If at all possible that is.

The blonds can hang back at a safe distance in my trail. And what is the attraction for well endowed blonds? Admittedly the fatty parts taste good, but I'm not in the habit of eating Humans. They don't tend to want to cuddle someone who has a 150 degree body temperature. For my own part screaming partners are not much fun.

Oh, and Zombies would never get a chance to eat me. That withering cycle blast would take out every zombie in town (not to mention any blonds. I'm an old Phoenix. Winning a fight with an old Phoenix is not in your best interest

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:26 PM
Mind control is a specialty of vampires, not liches. Of course, there's no telling what type of sinister abilities our particular lich has developed over his unatural & sinister lifespan.

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 06:28 PM
The blonds can hang back at a safe distance in my trail. And what is the attraction for well endowed blonds? Admittedly the fatty parts taste good, but I'm not in the habit of eating Humans. They don't tend to want to cuddle someone who has a 150 degree body temperature. For my own part screaming partners are not much fun.

Oh, and Zombies would never get a chance to eat me. That withering cycle blast would take out every zombie in town (not to mention any blonds. I'm an old Phoenix. Winning a fight with an old Phoenix is not in your best interest
Poor Tesral, must get lonely when everything you touch burns to a crisp.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:28 PM
I'm an old Phoenix. Winning a fight with an old Phoenix is not in your best interestIt's not so bad if you have imunity to fire, although it is kinda pointless with that whole rebirth thing.

tesral
07-01-2009, 06:29 PM
Mind control is a specialty of vampires, not liches. Of course, there's no telling what type of sinister abilities our particular lich has developed over his unatural & sinister lifespan.

I understand he tried beekeeping once, but they wouldn't stop trying to build a hive in his skull.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:30 PM
Instead of hog's head cheese, we have Thoth's head bees!!

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-01-2009, 06:31 PM
You guys are killing me. :laugh:

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:34 PM
Can't be, you're already dead.

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 06:35 PM
You guys are killing me. :laugh:
And I thought you were already dead! Isn't that prerequisite for being a lich?

(Apparently Genesplicer and I were on the same wavelength.)

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Beat you to the one-liner Arkhemeades!

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 06:38 PM
Beat you to the one-liner Arkhemeades!
Yeah, it's tough to type with just two claws.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:39 PM
Yeah, it's tough to type with just two claws. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Sometimes there are advantages to being a humanoid.

emblasochist
07-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Liches are the LIVING dead. Not quite the same as dead.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-01-2009, 06:41 PM
Figure of speak, lurkers! :laugh:

Okay, must make a psionic call to my girl. May be gone for a while.

Thoth expects the word 'whipped' to be used freely in his absence, once again. :eek:

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:42 PM
Hey, any excuse to throw out a good (or even a bad) one-liner Thoth old boy.

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 06:42 PM
Liches are the LIVING dead. Not quite the same as dead.
You ever read a recipe for making a lich? I'm pretty sure dying is in there somewhere.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 06:49 PM
To Make a Lich: A list of General Steps to Take.

1) Sacrifice an inocent.
2) Suck own sou out of body.
3) Place siad soul in a gemstone or other highly durable object.
4) Securely hide soul containing onject so those pesky adventurers can't find it.
4) Get your body killed.
5) Rise as an undead.
6) Get on with your un-life.

For more detailed instructions, consult your local litch (that would be Thoth around these here parts).

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 06:56 PM
To Make a Lich: A list of General Steps to Take.

1) Sacrifice an inocent.
2) Suck own sou out of body.
3) Place siad soul in a gemstone or other highly durable object.
4) Securely hide soul containing onject so those pesky adventurers can't find it.
4) Get your body killed.
5) Rise as an undead.
6) Get on with your un-life.

For more detailed instructions, consult your local litch (that would be Thoth around these here parts).
There's a pretty detailed recipe in the old Lords of Darkness book. Actually used it once. Mmmmm...yummy, albeit a bit dry for my tastes.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 07:01 PM
Clasic recipies of the undead:
Oh s#$%t that's not tomato soup for vampires
5 and 20 blackhearted souls baked in a pie for liches
Uh...that's not beef stroganoff for zombies.

emblasochist
07-01-2009, 07:04 PM
Actually, the dying part aint a necessity. It just happens most of the time because most people aint good at being liches.

The real steps are:

1. Take your soul and stick it in an unbreakable object.
2. Pull off your skin, or wear a skeleton costume.
3. ????
4. Profit. Err... Wrong place. I mean, step four is to act like you're dead.
5. Tell everyone you are dead and you are a lich.
6. Wear a silly hat or a purple robe with silly magic looking stuff on it.
7. Rule hell by ripping out everyone's spines so they can't usurp you and you can tell them what to do.
8. ????
9. Profit. No, really this time. You have been a lich and at some point the insurance company is supposed to send some gold for being "dead". What it really is is that insurance companies are trying to help you out with you building your castle of bones.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 07:08 PM
Is that instructions for a magic ritual of undeath, or a really involved scheme for insurance fraud?

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 07:09 PM
Actually, the dying part aint a necessity. It just happens most of the time because most people aint good at being liches.

The real steps are:

1. Take your soul and stick it in an unbreakable object.
2. Pull off your skin, or wear a skeleton costume.
3. ????
4. Profit. Err... Wrong place. I mean, step four is to act like you're dead.
5. Tell everyone you are dead and you are a lich.
6. Wear a silly hat or a purple robe with silly magic looking stuff on it.
7. Rule hell by ripping out everyone's spines so they can't usurp you and you can tell them what to do.
8. ????
9. Profit. No, really this time. You have been a lich and at some point the insurance company is supposed to send some gold for being "dead". What it really is is that insurance companies are trying to help you out with you building your castle of bones.
Bahh! Who sold you this recipe? You were taken my friend. It's not even complete!

emblasochist
07-01-2009, 07:17 PM
Is that instructions for a magic ritual of undeath, or a really involved scheme for insurance fraud?
Both, really. You have to use your newfound evil to repay the insurance company for their bad judgment and because you're supposed to repay evil with evil. :p

Bahh! Who sold you this recipe? You were taken my friend. It's not even complete! Sold? No. That's the method I used. You have to pay ME for the other two parts. My castle of bones needs a new chandelier because the brats I sired stole the ribs to the center man, and the wife wants to add an addition. She doesn't think the kids should be allowed to play in the dungeons or the labrynth either, but screw her. When would I get anything done if I couldn't keep the brats occupied. I tell ya, it's a real pain in the ass to be a working lich and a father and a death cultist and a husband. Never have time for the run of the mill serial killings anymore.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Sold? No. That's the method I used. You have to pay ME for the other two parts.Ah, I was wondering about those ?'s

emblasochist
07-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Ah, I was wondering about those ?'s

Guy's gotta pay the mortgage on his his fortress of bone somehow, right?

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Hmm...think I'll stick with the recipe handed down to me from my dear old mother. Thanks anyway.

emblasochist
07-01-2009, 07:24 PM
You enjoy that being dead part. I always thought that part kinda sucked. I mean, what good is living forever if you have to die to do it? Just seems silly to me. But with all these guys going that route makes me putting my six kids through final boss college out of the picture. Looks like someone's going to level one doom cultist college instead.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 08:07 PM
just send them to the Imperial Fleet Academy. All they have to do is get a posting in Vader's unit after graduating. There always seems to be openings at the top, and plenty of quick rank advancements.

tesral
07-01-2009, 08:09 PM
Can't be, you're already dead.

Damn you, you one liner sealers.



You ever read a recipe for making a lich? I'm pretty sure dying is in there somewhere.

Page 52, right after the incantation to the Bob.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 08:13 PM
"the Bob"?

Harwel
07-01-2009, 08:17 PM
"the Bob"?

http://g.virbcdn.com/i/resize_575x575/Image-184635-1334944-ProfBadTripBobDobbsSubgenius.jpg

Wow that is the creepiest Bob Dobbs picture I think I've ever seen.

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Wow that is the creepiest Bob Dobbs picture I think I've ever seen.Yea, I'd have to agrea.

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 08:43 PM
Hey, I know that dude!

Genesplicer
07-01-2009, 08:44 PM
Really?

Arkhemedes
07-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Yeah, I went to high school with him. Now I see him out on the street corner every now and then with a hurdy gurdy and a monkey!

tesral
07-01-2009, 10:47 PM
Yeah, I went to high school with him. Now I see him out on the street corner every now and then with a hurdy gurdy and a monkey!

That would be the Third Bob. That way lies madness.

Panthro82
07-01-2009, 10:50 PM
Sadly, all 3 bobs were eaten by zombies....

tesral
07-02-2009, 06:14 AM
Sadly, all 3 bobs were eaten by zombies....

So it may appear, but the Bobs are beyond the physical realm.

Harwel
07-02-2009, 10:21 AM
Praise Bob. Fear the Stark Fist of Removal.

Chavic
07-02-2009, 11:07 AM
I'm so lost, who is (are?) Bob? lol

Arkhemedes
07-02-2009, 11:23 AM
Eek! It appears we have a heretic among us!

yukonhorror
07-02-2009, 11:28 AM
wow, 50 pages. This thread is ginormeous.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 11:31 AM
Yep, it's a monster.

Panthro82
07-02-2009, 11:48 AM
I wonder if this thread gets hairballs?

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 11:53 AM
I wonder if this thread gets hairballs?
At this point, i would be surprised if it doesn't.

Panthro82
07-02-2009, 11:56 AM
It's gotten so big that I doubt it would leave birds on the rug...It would probably leave ogres...

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 12:21 PM
of the warhammer variety

Soft Serve
07-02-2009, 12:32 PM
DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN

(I only read the two posts above this one, what were you talking about?)

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 12:38 PM
Does anyone r-e-a-l-l-y know what we are talking about on this thread?

Sascha
07-02-2009, 12:44 PM
Does anyone r-e-a-l-l-y know what we are talking about on this thread?
The Shadow knows!

tesral
07-02-2009, 01:37 PM
Eek! It appears we have a heretic among us!

Nay, simply one that does not understand the true nature of slack.



I wonder if this thread gets hairballs?

http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/SS_Modeler/RPG/bill2.jpg

Harwel
07-02-2009, 01:39 PM
Ding 10. :p i r heroe
--- Merged from Double Post ---

I'm so lost, who is (are?) Bob? lol

This way for Enlightenment, Maximum Slack, Frop, Yetis, and The Stark Fist of Removal (http://www.subgenius.com)

Q-man
07-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Gratz Harwell! I lost track of whats being discussed in this thread a long time ago. But that won't stop me from using it for more xp.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 02:35 PM
Gratz Harwell! I lost track of whats being discussed in this thread a long time ago. But that won't stop me from using it for more xp.
Gotta say, i'm loving the attitude, Q-man. Btw, that Lurker label should be falling off any day now.

Arkhemedes
07-02-2009, 02:58 PM
Nay, simply one that does not understand the true nature of slack.




http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/SS_Modeler/RPG/bill2.jpg
Ah, at long last, Tesral has found us a mascot for the Level Up thread. Now we just need a catchy slogan! How about:

Got Hairballs?

Panthro82
07-02-2009, 05:50 PM
aww Harwell you used this thread to DING! I made a ding thread! :) Its pretty shiny too!

Q-man
07-02-2009, 06:59 PM
Gotta say, i'm loving the attitude, Q-man. Btw, that Lurker label should be falling off any day now.

Just a few more days with that title? And I was just getting used to it too...

I could spam the thread with posts and see how many levels I can squeeze out before I'm no longer a lurker. But that doesn't seem very nice, I think I'll just settle for level 8.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 07:19 PM
Just a few more days with that title? And I was just getting used to it too...

I could spam the thread with posts and see how many levels I can squeeze out before I'm no longer a lurker. But that doesn't seem very nice, I think I'll just settle for level 8.
I think the Lurker record is level 13, but i could be mistaken. Go for it!

Arkhemedes
07-02-2009, 07:54 PM
I think the Lurker record is level 13, but i could be mistaken. Go for it!
I think emblasochist might be disappointed to hear that. I believe he is under the impression that I hold the record at 11. But I'm sure that can be easily beaten because I stayed at 1st level for the first two weeks!

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 07:58 PM
I think emblasochist might be disappointed to hear that. I believe he is under the impression that I hold the record at 11. But I'm sure that can be easily beaten because I stayed at 1st level for the first two weeks!
I was guessing. I believe your right about emblasochist being the record holder at 11th level.

Well, unless someone proves otherwise, emblasochist is the current Lurker record holder. So get posting, Q-man. You still have a shot.

Arkhemedes
07-02-2009, 08:05 PM
I was guessing. I believe your right about emblasochist being the record holder at 11th level.

Well, unless someone proves otherwise, emblasochist is the current Lurker record holder. So get posting, Q-man. You still have a shot.
Actually Thoth, assuming that emblasochist reaches 11th level, which I'm not sure he's done yet, he will only have tied my record. He'll need 12th level to beat my record.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 08:12 PM
Actually Thoth, assuming that emblasochist reaches 11th level, which I'm not sure he's done yet, he will only have tied my record. He'll need 12th level to beat my record.
You guys decide. I know it was around that level. Anyone make high lurker levels, please share.

Let's get the the bottom of this. Perhaps we can talk Farcaster to place a special name under the user name of the record holder. That would be cool.

What does everyone think. It would be fun.

Arkhemedes
07-02-2009, 08:20 PM
Well, either way, I'm sure 11th level wouldn't hold up for long. As Q-man pointed out, it would be too easy for someone to spam the hell out of a few threads just to break the record, and that wouldn't be much of a feat really.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Well, either way, I'm sure 11th level wouldn't hold up for long. As Q-man pointed out, it would be too easy for someone to spam the hell out of a few threads just to break the record, and that wouldn't be much of a feat really.
New folks on these boards wouldn't know about the lurker leveling contest, so no worries there. They would only be surprised later by the rest of us for outstanding participation.

Sascha
07-02-2009, 08:41 PM
Dr. Eric Foreman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004898/): [after House pulls a worm out of a patient] That must be 25 feet long.
Dr. Gregory House (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0491402/): Damn! The record's 60.
House, M.D., 3.14, "Insensitive"

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 08:48 PM
25-60 foot worms living in one's body is never a good thing.

Genesplicer
07-02-2009, 09:15 PM
Nope, not even for a litch.

Arkhemedes
07-02-2009, 10:00 PM
New folks on these boards wouldn't know about the lurker leveling contest, so no worries there. They would only be surprised later by the rest of us for outstanding participation.
Hey I'm all for a record holding title myself, even if only for a short while. That would be cool. However I'm betting that if emblasochist gets wind of it I can kiss that title good-bye. But I'm not about to petition Farcaster for said title. So what do you say Thoth? Your the man, er lich, with the real clout around here.:biggrin:

Q-man
07-02-2009, 10:05 PM
You guys decide. I know it was around that level. Anyone make high lurker levels, please share.

Let's get the the bottom of this. Perhaps we can talk Farcaster to place a special name under the user name of the record holder. That would be cool.

What does everyone think. It would be fun.

If you talk him into creating that title I'm spamming the crap outta this thread....

:biggrin:

tesral
07-02-2009, 10:05 PM
You guys decide. I know it was around that level. Anyone make high lurker levels, please share. .

I didn't really notice.

Arkhemedes
07-02-2009, 10:24 PM
If you talk him into creating that title I'm spamming the crap outta this thread....

:biggrin:
Yep, just as I predicted.:biggrin:

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
07-02-2009, 10:30 PM
Trust me, Farcaster knows all. He lurks all these threads. I'm sure he would be cool with it. He does, after all, care for all his mortal... and immortal worshipers... even the evil ones.

We can even come up with some special name that would go under his name like: The Peasant God. Or something like that. Name to be decided later. It would be cool, being the only one of 8600+ members to have one.

Sascha
07-02-2009, 10:55 PM
Dawn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005502/): Lurk much?
Spike (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0551346/): I wasn't lurkin'. I was standin' about. It's a whole different vibe.
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, 5.13, "Blood Ties"

Genesplicer
07-02-2009, 11:12 PM
"I'm leaning on a lamp.
Maybe you think I look a tramp."
-Herman's Hermits

Arkhemedes
07-02-2009, 11:27 PM
"I'm leaning on a lamp.
Maybe you think I look a tramp."
-Herman's Hermits
Strange thing...I have a rock trivia game kind of like Trivial Pursuit. Every time we played it (it's been years) we all knew that if you got stumped, it was a good idea to answer "Herman's Hermits". Chances were pretty good you'd get the answer right. Who would've thunk it, huh?

Genesplicer
07-02-2009, 11:37 PM
Certainly not me.

Panthro82
07-03-2009, 03:51 AM
25-60 foot worms living in one's body is never a good thing.

Its a quick way to lose weight! :) I can see it now, the 35 foot intestinal worm diet will be sweeping across hollywood any day now.

tesral
07-03-2009, 08:40 AM
Strange thing...I have a rock trivia game kind of like Trivial Pursuit. Every time we played it (it's been years) we all knew that if you got stumped, it was a good idea to answer "Herman's Hermits". Chances were pretty good you'd get the answer right. Who would've thunk it, huh?

"Second verse, same as the first."



Its a quick way to lose weight! :) I can see it now, the 35 foot intestinal worm diet will be sweeping across hollywood any day now.

"She's so lucky to be anorexic." --Some character, Death Becomes Her if I remember correctly. Not a good film to see unless you have some place sunny to be later. It defines the "black" in black comedy.

Chavic
07-03-2009, 08:48 AM
According to my calculations based on the rate of evolution of the thread, it just became self-aware...OH GODS! Where did it get a Plasma Cannon?!?!

Panthro82
07-03-2009, 08:56 AM
HAHA! I just dinged this thread to 2000 posts (best Nelson Munce impression)