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  1. Skye Prower added a post in a topic Dungeons and Dragons 30-day challenge   

    Day 2 – Favourite Playable Race?

    This one is easy for me; Half-Elves.

    I’ve always liked Elves since reading Lord of the Rings waaaaaaay back.  There is always a sense of mystery and etherealness about them, as well as their natural grace and skill. BUT, most Elves often have a sense of aloofness and arrogance about them.  Which is why I prefer the Half-Elf over them.  You still have some of this almost other-worldly feel, but they are somewhat more grounded than your regular Elves.

    There is also the fact they have the whole ‘a foot in two different worlds but belonging to neither’ aspect.  Anyone who is a fan of Star Trek’s Mr Spock should recognize that trait.  Do they try to fit in one society or the other?  Do they try to live up to both?  Do they reject one or both of their heritages?  There is a lot of character potential there, as well as plenty reasons why a Half-Elf might take to adventuring.  Being the permanent outcast, they are suited to being a wonderer on the road, or trying to prove themselves.

    Mechanics wise, Half-Elves have historically been somewhat underwhelming, though that never stopped me from playing one.  But in the current 5th Edition they are arguably one of the stronger races, especially for any Charisma based character.

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  2. Seviper the Fang Snake added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "So we should keep heading down then?" Asked Fenn.
     
    "Finally caught up." Said Zangoose 
     
    "You mean like a big one with a not so subtle egg symbol?" Asked Seviper 
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  3. Skye Prower added a topic in Off-topic   

    Dungeons and Dragons 30-day challenge
    I’m sure most of you will have seen these challenges around.  Where you have a question a day on your views on a certain topic you need to answer for 30 days. So me and a friend decide to do one in tandem.  Only we ended up choosing different topics!  And I thought I’d share mine here just for the fun of it, even if no one is interested.

    At first I thought it would be easy to do, as I’ve been role playing for a long time now (even if my gaming is in something of a drought right now).  But on the other hand, this is a DnD specific challenge, and I haven’t played as much DnD compared to other games.  For fantasy I’ve mostly played in Iron Heroes games (sorta a low magic, somewhat more gritty variant of DnD) and in the DM chair it was almost exclusively Mutants and Masterminds (I had a very long running superhero campaign world).  But nevertheless, DnD does hold a place in my heart, so lets get to it.


     
    Day 1 – How you got started

    The short version is pretty simple.  There was a role-playing society at university, so I signed up for it, enjoyed the taster session, and then joined the DnD beginners’ game that started up.

    Of course, that raises the point of how did I know to look for a role-playing society in the first place.  Well for that, I know about DnD from the original Baldur’s Gate game, which I got shortly after getting my first computer.  (Never finished it though!)  And the manual does make it clear that it is based on the DnD pen-and-paper game.  And so, when I reached Uni, I sought out a role-playing group and thankfully found one.  And I’ve been gaming since.

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  4. Skye Prower added a post in a topic Pokemon: Drake and Wyvern   

    "Hey!  Stop pushing ahead!" called Kimi, before doing the very same thing she just criticised everyone else for.  Amber shook her head, but followed after the group, keeping her distance nervously from the Charizard that had landed near the doors.

    "That's it!  Everyone over here," called Pine from the meeting room as the group began to arrive.  "Let's see..... I think.... there's still a few more to come," he said thoughtfully, doing a quick headcount of everyone in the room.
    Outside, a ripple and a murmur started among the crowd as a man in a long blue coat started to make his way through it.
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  5. Seviper the Fang Snake added a post in a topic Mobius Reborn: Rise of Robotnik   

    Antoine, Mercia
     
    "So much for my quiet life here. Take that!" Said Antoine kicking one of the soilders into a tree rendering him unconscious.
    "Um...I got a mutton in ye oven.." Said the other guard fleeing.
    "Good thing I train my sword play everyday! It's no longer safe here..guess I'll go back to Mobotropolis." Said Antoine heading out.
     
    Bean and Bark, Midair
     
    "Hey big guy watch out for the falling debr..." Said  Bean as a piece of falling debris hit his extreme and sent flying.
    Bark sighed and began to pursue the little green duck. 
    "This wouldn't be a problem if I could fly even though I'm a bird!" Joked Bean as he kept soaring.
     
    Charmy, Casino Night Zone
     
    "Did it just get darker?" Said Charmy flying up into the air and spotted the winged fortress.
     
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  6. Thire added a post in a topic Games that you recently finished   

    Lego games are always great, I remember the first Lego games I ever played were basically my childhood.
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  7. Skye Prower added a post in a topic Games that you recently finished   

    Having got the Lego Incredibles game for Christmas, I have just 100% completed it, plus all the achievements.  And now here is my in depth, highly detailed review of it:
    It's a Lego game!
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  8. Thire added a post in a topic General Mobile games thread   

    Nice, I didn’t have much orbs to begin with so I had to use all 40 of mine to try for Hrid, only to get a pity breaker of Laevatein. 
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  9. Pearl98 added a post in a topic General Mobile games thread   

    I had to use all of the 235 orbs I saved for the New Years banner. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. So did I get him? After 50 I got Gunnthrá and went on to get pity broken by Ares, Male Morgan, Flier Nino (yep a green pity breaker cause I apparently don't want Fjorm...) and Brave Celica.
    I got down to my last 10 orbs, at this point I gave up, but I went on to press summon, 2 red orbs appeared. First one was a 3 star Olivia. I had no hope for the last red but tried anyway.
    So who did I get? Well I got...
     
    Hríd! ON MY LAST POSSIBLE SUMMON! 
     
    But the pain was worth it! He's perfect IV's! +Def - HP! I'm so happy I got my festive Hubby! Not sure if I should try for Fjorm and Laevatein or go for more Hríd to merge with my perfect IV Hríd
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  10. Dylan added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "They said it was down!" Sarah said. "I dunno where"
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  11. Skye Prower added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "Whewe awe the cewws?" asked Stacey as he caught up with Sarah.

    "You're looking for a door with lots of security," Ziona commented dryly to Seviper.
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  12. Seviper the Fang Snake added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    Ally and Fenn followed.
     
    "I'll try. Come on Max. She's gonna have a hard time with that legless blighter." Said Zangoose as he and Max followed behind.
     
    Seviper looked around.
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  13. Geoffrey St John added a post in a topic Pokemon: Drake and Wyvern   

    Pokemon research centre-  Scabbard Town
    "Everyone go inside. I will take you to the Professor once everyone is here" said Zeke as he waited for everyone to enter. Once everyone was inside Annie showed up.
     
    "Morning Zeke! I have the usual order for the professor here" said Annie when a roar was heard from the side. Jack then rushed to Zeke. "What!? This kid is the professor? Is he just out of school or something!?" said Jack which caused Annie to laugh and Zeke to get angry. "I am not the professor! I am Zeke. Professor Pine's Aide!" Declared Zeke.
     
    Jack blinked twice then said "Oh yeah, I should have guessed. Someone as smart as a professor would have a sense of style in the way they dress." Annie then had a giggle fit that only got stronger when Zeke responded.
     
    "HEY! I do have a sense of style! This is just the official uniform for a Professor's Aide! Besides when you are the professor's right hand man like me. You get too busy to worry about your appearance" Responded Zeke which caused Jack to look at Zeke from head to toe.
     
    "The professor must have low standards in his aides if he chose someone who can't even look after their clothes as his top one" said Jack as he pointed out a tear in Zeke's trousers caused by his earlier fall. Zeke got embarrased and more angry at Jack which caused Annie and Vanillite to laugh harder. Vanillite laughed so hard it accidentally used icicle spear and hit Charmy who had followed Jack. Charmy got angry and went to use flamethrower on Vanillite.
     
    "Charmy stop!" Was heard from a small distance away when James approached the trio. "Sorry about Charmy and Jack. He is here for his first pokemon. I will wait out here with Charmy if you want to take these two in. I can see you are an aide to Professor Pine" said James to Zeke who had calmed down.
     
    "Alright, follow me everyone" said Zeke as he walked into the centre and lead the group to Pine. "Professor I have brought the new trainers" said Zeke as he approached Pine
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  14. Dylan added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    Mark followed Stacey and Sarah

    Sarah looked for a way down
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  15. Skye Prower added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    Ziona sighed as Stacey headed after Sarah.  

    "It looks like it," Ziona commented to Zangoose.  "You keep an eye on the kids, make sure they don;t get into any more trouble.  I'll try and do the same with Seviper."
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  16. Seviper the Fang Snake added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "And I'm going this way!" Said Seviper.
     
    "Well there goes are two headstrong members..."Said Zangoose 
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  17. Seviper the Fang Snake added a post in a topic Pokemon: Drake and Wyvern   

    "I guess we go in now Rob." Said Layla 
     
    "What the heck was that?"Said Rob.
     
    Layla looked around. "I think it's a Pokemon."
     
    The two siblings went inside.
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  18. Dylan added a post in a topic The Happy Birthday Thread   

    Happy bday Clay!
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  19. Geoffrey St John added a post in a topic The Happy Birthday Thread   

    Happy birthday Clay.
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  20. Skye Prower added a post in a topic The Happy Birthday Thread   

    Happy Birthday Clay!
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  21. Thire added a post in a topic The Happy Birthday Thread   

    Happy birthday to my older brother @Clay Heartrend!
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  22. Pearl98 added a post in a topic General Mobile games thread   

    I was right about the Renais twins getting Christmas alts! I struggled to get them and Christmas Chrom, overall took over 500 orbs... but I got on another account and have started saving up orbs and got the twins this time in 17 orbs! Haven't tried Chrom yet. but forget Chrom! 
    Our December legendary is Azura, the banner is pretty cool but i'm skipping it. 
    Now for the biggest thing, our new years alts that were revealed a few hours ago! They are....
    Fjorm Gunnthra LaegjarnLaevateinHridAs you could probably guess, I nearly screamed the second I saw Hrid among the new years units! in my exact words, I said "No one can beat Christmas Ephraim!" Oh boy I was wrong! and we just got normal Hrid a month ago! I expected Fjorm, and the others were no surprise, BUT HRID?! Also we have Fjorm as a green bow flier, Gunnthra and Hrid was red sword fliers, Laevatein is a clear healer cavalry and Laegjarn is a blue lance cavalry! Also Laegjarn is the free Tempest Trial unit. Welp Rip my orbs, I'll likely struggle to get Hrid... Also everyone's srtworks is beautiful! Fjorm is the only one with their original artist. 
    So is anyone going for the legendary banner or saving for new years? Who are your targets?
     
    Oh almost forgot, I'm really liking book 3 and Eir so far, glad to have finally met Gustav and finally be introduced to Alfonse and Sharena's mother, Henriette! Also I don't want Sharena to die...  
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  23. Dylan added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "I wanna go for the cells!" Sarah said huffily. "So I'm going!"
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  24. Skye Prower added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "Maybe we shouldn't split up," suggested Ziona, but she didn't expect anyone to listen.
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  25. ChaosKaiser added a post in a topic Christmas Greetings   

    Merry Christmas, guys and gals! Let me give you a present: my return to the forum!
    Yeah, this present sucks. You haven't been good kids this year...
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