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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    So listening to Critical Role, one of the things Matt Mercer does that I really like is he's very animated and keeps a good tempo during combat. I think it helps inspire the players who are pretty much always ready to rock when it is their turn. There are occasional questions about rules and discussions about what to do next, but most of the time people have the thing they want to do ready to go. He seems to have a very frenetic style of describing combat that I really like.

    Instead of "The Goblin's turn. They run up to you and attack with the longsword. They rolled a 14, does that hit?" He does more of a "The goblin charges at you with his sword raised above his head! He shrieks and swings it down at your chest! Does a 14 hit?" Part of it is just the tone, part of it is the better descriptions of the action. He's very fast to roll with whatever the players try to do and narrates that basically every time anyone does something which seems to work very well.

    I know, matt mercer effect and all, but as a DM it seems like a good thing to crib off of a bit. More animation, more energy and excitement in combat to keep players engaged. And viewers, since I stream this thing after all.

    @SniperGuy talk to me about the Matt Mercer effect here.

    I've been quietly DMing in a cave for the last 30 years and I don't know what all the cool D&D stars are about

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    well i cracked

    but at least i didn't buy the $2200 one

    A friend of mine recently won a raffle for a laptop.

    They're so uninterested in computers they don't even have internet.

    how do you even talk to them

    HonkChanusBlameless ClericEcho
  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    Six wrote: »
    Honk wrote: »
    Six wrote: »
    Honk wrote: »
    Might actually be time to sell this iPad and get a new one. I had wanted a pro mainly for the form factor - the end-to-end screen. But I see now that the current air model has that too for half the price.

    I see that the pro has higher screen res and probably that 120hz thing is what they mean with promotion.

    I don’t care jack shit about the cameras I’ll never use.

    It’s hard to compare the processors since it’s just a random name devoid of stats.

    If cameras literally might not even exist does the pro have much advantage?

    The 120hz screen is absolutely gorgeous. It's fast as fuck but I haven't used the air.

    I’ve seen it in the store and it really is something but it’s a hike in price difference.

    Hmm

    I think it might be a thing where it makes sense if you’re going to be creating on it. If you’re going to use it for email and browsing mostly, stick with the air.

    I’d like to say I’d create on it but honestly I need a full pc for that because I never just do pen stuff.

    PSN: Honkalot
  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    The Matt Mercer effect is where new players expect their home game to be just like Critical Role and are disappointed when it's not.

    I've never come across it. My players have never expected me to be anything like Mercer, and I don't try to be. I run my game, and try to fit with the players' various preferences as best as possible.

    (What most people don't realize is that the players in Critical Role are doing a tremendous amount of the heavy lifting. You want your DM to do that much work? Then the players better get their noses to the grindstone, too)

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  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    spool32 wrote: »
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    well i cracked

    but at least i didn't buy the $2200 one

    A friend of mine recently won a raffle for a laptop.

    They're so uninterested in computers they don't even have internet.

    how do you even talk to them

    Laserjet meme printouts

    PSN: Honkalot
    spool32
  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
    edited October 14
    Watching an art video on the round brush and the narrator says he's playing his "old man card" by saying he first started using Photoshop when it looked like *this*

    n36lbca7vzjv.png

    and haha, that's Photoshop 4 not Photoshop CS 4 and then starts explaining the history of Photoshop.


    I am unto dust.

    Surfpossum on
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    is this how nations are born
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  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    Instant Pot
    Sometimes Twitter mobs get so vicious that it makes me reactionary.

    no no no no noo no no no no no
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  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    if having used a program that came out in 1996 makes you old

    oh no

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  • SummaryJudgmentSummaryJudgment Today we will paint a mountain that owes us nothing. Registered User regular
    Crock-Pot
    I remember using Clarisworks!

    I used Netscape Navigator!

    The lighthouse was elegant, it was a better time

    I mean, I am not discounting the bottlecap scenario.
    I am stocked the fuck up on bottlecaps.
    ChanusHonkspool32EddyMsAnthropyAegis
  • navgoosenavgoose Registered User regular
    Twitter mobs

    Facebook thugs

    Pinterest Dragoons

  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    edited October 14
    Chanus wrote: »
    if having used a program that came out in 1996 makes you old

    oh no

    override367 on
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  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    navgoose wrote: »
    Twitter mobs

    Facebook thugs

    Pinterest Dragoons

    Etsy hashassin

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  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    for some reason firefox doesn't play gifvs for me but i know the scene so i don't need it to

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  • navgoosenavgoose Registered User regular
    For Halloween tell your kids scary stories of dial-up internet and corded telephones.

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    I remember using Clarisworks!

    I used Netscape Navigator!

    The lighthouse was elegant, it was a better time

    I explained Netscape Navigator to customers in the store where I worked.

    ChanusBrody
  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited October 14
    Nova_C wrote: »
    The Matt Mercer effect is where new players expect their home game to be just like Critical Role and are disappointed when it's not.

    I've never come across it. My players have never expected me to be anything like Mercer, and I don't try to be. I run my game, and try to fit with the players' various preferences as best as possible.

    (What most people don't realize is that the players in Critical Role are doing a tremendous amount of the heavy lifting. You want your DM to do that much work? Then the players better get their noses to the grindstone, too)

    Yeah I’ve played in games with dms that are basically professional gms! And I’m like, dang, you managed to make this 3 hour session with randos at a convention super engaging well done

    And I don’t expect to be that good but I do steal whatever I can

    Casual Eddy on
    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
    MazzyxBlameless Cleric
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    o I see

    well when you've got a group of improv actors around a table to play D&D over the course of a few years I guess that's not going to look like your home game, no.

    Nova_CBrodyBlameless ClericzepherinAegis
  • SixSix Ask me about my butthole Registered User regular
    Instant Pot
    Honk wrote: »
    Six wrote: »
    Honk wrote: »
    Six wrote: »
    Honk wrote: »
    Might actually be time to sell this iPad and get a new one. I had wanted a pro mainly for the form factor - the end-to-end screen. But I see now that the current air model has that too for half the price.

    I see that the pro has higher screen res and probably that 120hz thing is what they mean with promotion.

    I don’t care jack shit about the cameras I’ll never use.

    It’s hard to compare the processors since it’s just a random name devoid of stats.

    If cameras literally might not even exist does the pro have much advantage?

    The 120hz screen is absolutely gorgeous. It's fast as fuck but I haven't used the air.

    I’ve seen it in the store and it really is something but it’s a hike in price difference.

    Hmm

    I think it might be a thing where it makes sense if you’re going to be creating on it. If you’re going to use it for email and browsing mostly, stick with the air.

    I’d like to say I’d create on it but honestly I need a full pc for that because I never just do pen stuff.

    I love the pen for note taking, as basic as that is. If I was an actual artist it would be super sweet.

    I create stupid videos and tell myself I’ll make music but of course i never do.

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    HonkChanus
  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    Not just that.

    People forget Crit Role is a gaming group that had gone on long before the show.

    Its a well oiled group that know each other really well and where they can push. While all being professional voice actors. Its not surprise that a group of normal nerds aren't like that.

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    spool32ChanusBlameless ClericBrodyPhoenix-DBethrynzepherinAegis
  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    I ducking love dnd

    PSN: Honkalot
    ChanusBrodyAegis
  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    my old laptop

    i haven't given up on trying to get the factory restore to work

    ran some utilities to try and root out corruption

    tried to run the restore again, and after an hour and a half of slow but steady progress on the progress bar

    it decides it's time to reboot and install windows updates

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  • TuminTumin Registered User regular
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    Does Critical Role have planned arcs that the players are in on? I don't watch enough behind the scenes stuff to tell.

  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    i really so bad want to play d&d again or star trek adventures

    i wish my friends weren't all flakes about keeping a group going

    **Winner Softest and Most Comfy Hugs Award Summer 2018**

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  • PowerpuppiesPowerpuppies Registered User regular
    Crock-Pot
    Chanus wrote: »
    i really so bad want to play d&d again or star trek adventures

    i wish my friends weren't all flakes about keeping a group going

    I would do something regular with you if we could get it going

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    Chanus
  • SixSix Ask me about my butthole Registered User regular
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    Chanus wrote: »
    i really so bad want to play d&d again or star trek adventures

    i wish my friends weren't all flakes about keeping a group going

    I would do something regular with you if we could get it going

    I would also.

    steamcommunity.com/id/thenumbersix/
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    Chanus
  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    Chanus wrote: »
    i really so bad want to play d&d again or star trek adventures

    i wish my friends weren't all flakes about keeping a group going

    I would do something regular with you if we could get it going

    and my axe

    since i'm not playing wow classic anymore and raiding four nights a week my evenings are basically free

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  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    granted there's still the issue of me going to bed early heh

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  • Blameless ClericBlameless Cleric An angel made of sapphires each more flawlessly cut than the last Registered User regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    I think there are really great takeaways from professional games and then also stuff that just plain doesn't translate

    The way I structure how I talk about combat and how I gently encourage my players to remember to roll for things has changed a lot since listening to TAZ and watching talks and youtube videos etc. There's a lot you can do with language and pacing that keeps people more engaged! I think it's kind of to my advantage as a DM that as a player I am very easily bored, especially by combat that takes a long time, and I like never remember the rules unless they are in a very easily accessible format (poor JKosh can attest, as the fact that my computer struggled to read PDFs at the time meant that I just basically Never leveled up my character in his star wars game and never ever kept a working character sheet for her, and that was a game with a seasoned DM that I was paying a lot of attention to and enjoying very much lol). I know I am not an easy player to manage (and I'm getting better about it over time). But I can keep things punchy, time jokes well, understand my audience, put some character into the kobolds they're attacking, etc. etc., remind players of the options they have, place clear choices before them if they're struggling, and "yes,and" or "no,but" as much as possible. It's very high energy but for a game of exclusively people with ADHD it works well lol, and a lot of it I've learned great ways to cope with from seeing how Griffin manages Travis, for example.

    Orphane wrote: »

    one flower ring to rule them all and in the sunlightness bind them

    I'd love it if you took a look at my art and my PATREON!
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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Queen CityRegistered User regular
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    IRL or Virtual?

    3DS FC 4227-8173-0371
  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
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    Militant dice rolling and screaming over obscure rules for me, no thank you kids and your cool interactive adventures.

    no no no no noo no no no no no
    TuminBrodyChanusHappylilElf
  • SixSix Ask me about my butthole Registered User regular
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    Chanus wrote: »
    granted there's still the issue of me going to bed early heh

    My Gloomhaven group is the worst about this. We do one scenario and it’s 1030 and I’m like, ok guys I’m off. And they always want to do one more.

    And I’m the only one without kids!

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    Chanus
  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
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    .... Should I buy skyrim on switch

    no no no no noo no no no no no
  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
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    lol omg Betelgeuse can you just go supernova already?? god

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  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Tumin wrote: »
    Does Critical Role have planned arcs that the players are in on? I don't watch enough behind the scenes stuff to tell.

    Depends who you talk to, but I don't think so.

    The players have a lot of agency in how their characters develop, but the story is very much Matt Mercer.

    override367Yoshisummons
  • SixSix Ask me about my butthole Registered User regular
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    .... Should I buy skyrim on switch

    What other options do you have to play it on?

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  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
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    Winky wrote: »
    lol omg Betelgeuse can you just go supernova already?? god
    Didn't it like millions of years ago already

    no no no no noo no no no no no
  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
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    Is there a non light dependent unit of time
    Like absolute time

    no no no no noo no no no no no
  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    How was your day today y'all?

    Mine sucked for a dumb reason: COVID is making me depressed.

  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
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    Winky wrote: »
    lol omg Betelgeuse can you just go supernova already?? god
    Didn't it like millions of years ago already

    It's like 642 lightyears away, so it would be that many years between it happening and us seeing it.

  • Blameless ClericBlameless Cleric An angel made of sapphires each more flawlessly cut than the last Registered User regular
    The Secret Fire of Prometheus
    My game has a player who nearly has a panic attack before every game over a combination of performance anxiety, anxiety over potentially being late (which happens sometimes when they make themself so sick with anxiety that they are too ill to make it on time lol), anxiety over forgetting rules, etc. but they have so much fun and do so well when they get going and they don't want to quit, so, having an ear to the ground for stuff like that.. idk it's really important to my style of DMing. I repeat myself a lot, in different ways, I describe scenes from multiple angles, I make sure the players are nearly always Doing something (even tho I love love love to just describe scenery for 10min lol), I do things in kind of break-out groups one on one pretty frequently, just kind of not giving them room to think haha. It's pretty exhausting but we have a great time and can get a LOT done in a couple of hours.

    I've played other games where I could wax poetic about my beautiful milk-bubble cloud-city I built and I do wish I had something slower paced going sometimes.

    Orphane wrote: »

    one flower ring to rule them all and in the sunlightness bind them

    I'd love it if you took a look at my art and my PATREON!
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