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  1. The Drop Test

    Back in the olden days, when I was in the Army, we had this method of attempting to fix electronic equipment called the drop test. It involved unplugging the device, holding it about chest high and then dropping it on the ground. After that you plugged it back in and checked to see if it worked. I know, sounds really stupid right, but occasionally it did work. I don't know if something would get knocked back into place or if it was merely that the connections needed tightened up. If this failed, ...

    Updated 03-09-2009 at 04:58 PM by kirksmithicus

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    4e Comments and Alternate Rules
  2. Scarred Lands: Harbor City Murders

    March 7, 2009
    Safaria Darbinian – Female Human Paladin of Corean
    Halder Dernum – Male Half-Orc Cleric of Madriel
    Rutgar Schotals– Male Dwarf Wizard
    Karel Cauthon – Male Human Wizard (Necromancer)
    Pheonix Dextros – Male Human Rogue
    Lavidia Nivar – Female Half-Elf Cleric of Drendari

    Third Corday of Madrot, 150 AV:

    Retinues from Hollowfaust and Burok Torn arrive at the temple of Corean in the Holy City of Mithril. Their purpose here is ...

    Updated 07-14-2009 at 06:47 PM by RMajere (Dear God the Typo Demons!!!)

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    Campaign Logs
  3. English for RPGs – Part 06

    I’ll start with another pair where I make a distinction, but some dictionaries do not. Phlegmatic is a characteristic of somebody’s attitude. They are “matter of fact” or imperturbable or stoic. If I were to describe an unsettling wet noise made when somebody was speaking, I would characterize it as phlegmy.

    APPROBATION/REPROBATION

    approbation (n) approval
    reprobation (n) disapproval

    I saw a disparaging epithet described as an “approbation,” so this ...

    Updated 12-18-2009 at 08:00 PM by TAROT (Adding examples)

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  4. Ruffled Fur

    Not to Long ago I managed to get a few of my players to host a game for me since I haven’t played in awhile. We did A Stormy Knight, So I wrote up a lvl one wizard (I'm a sucker for magic) and my team mate made a Monk, for my familiar I picked a cat which I named Sasha after a cat I used to own as a pet. Now We all know the joke wizards usually forget about there familiar’s but I made it a point to show my players how an experienced wizard uses a familiar. During the game when we where attacked ...
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  5. Losing Control

    Here is a short story that has been sitting on my hard drive for a long time collecting "digital dust." I thought I might share it with you all. The story is loosely based on one of my characters from the best campaign I have ever played in. I hope you enjoy it, and feedback is welcome.



    Losing Control
    By
    Robert A. Howard

    Ylin felt himself suddenly falling. Around him, a swirling maelstrom of blackness mixed with deep shades ...