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24th Jan 2015, 10:13 PM

The first video for my Let's Play of The Secret of Monkey Island is now up!

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26th Jan 2015, 12:17 AM

Very smooth, introducing the book of diseases earlier in the chapter in case people didn't know how horrifically dangerous it can be.

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Disloyal Subject

26th Jan 2015, 2:05 AM

I believe it was also mentioned near the beginning when noting the stackability of the bonuses granted against them by Doctors and Cooks, the latter offering a morale bonus. We'll see if said bonus sees use soon...

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8th Mar 2015, 2:43 PM
"Captain Grout"

This guy, he's makin it too easy! I don't know nuthin about these confangled tabletop games and I'm finding this all too accessible? like as if I don't 'deserve' to enjoy it this much?


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26th Jan 2015, 1:03 AM

So did you ever figure out how to fix your audio problem?

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26th Jan 2015, 2:36 AM

Ah, disease is such a fun thing to subject players to.

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26th Jan 2015, 2:40 AM
"Tell a Story: About a disease in your game"

If there is anything the AIDS episode of South Park has taught us, it's that horrible and cripplingly deadly communicative diseases are HILARIOUS!

Tell a story about a time disease has played a part in one of your games.

I actually have a perfect one for this. My brother was GMing a game of D&D, and one of his players thought it was a good idea to sleep with the bounty they caught before turning her in for the reward. She escaped afterwards, of course, but left a little something behind.

Turned out she was wanted by the church because she was spreading sexual diseases where she went, thus causing a high influx of patients to the church. And the players knew that.

My brother notified the player that he now showed signs of having caught the STD from the encounter (tee-hee, D&D double entendre) and suggested getting the disease cured in a church. For a fee, of course.

The player said no, his Constitution score could handle it. And so it did. Even as my brother steadily raised the DC check to continue functioning while afflicted without telling his player in the face of a series of VERY good Constitution check rolls.

Rolls that he eventually failed.

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Disloyal Subject

26th Jan 2015, 1:26 PM

Okay, but first, some context.
Imperial Guard regiments have cults among them all the time, and it's not so bad. This particular regiment had a cult of Khorne, and they were swell - they killed lots of Orks, and that was all that mattered to the blissfully ignorant PCs, though they were careful to stay out of the raving nutjobs' line of fire.
Fast forward a bit, after the cult goes too far too fast and an Inquisitor shows up to make some executions. Some of the sneakier cultists, for whom Khorne was but a gateway drug to the Ruinous Powers' worship, slip through the cracks, but with a new grudge against Imperial authority.
Which brings me to the storytime-relevant part. A cult of Nurgle, Chaos God of Life, Death, Entropy, Decay, Rot, Despair, and PLAGUE, that happened to have an axe to grind, proved that dysentery can wipe out entire regiments of Imperial footsoldiers. Death by diarrhea is comedy gold at our table, especially when it claims the Commissar before any named characters.

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26th Jan 2015, 1:42 PM

A PC monk I was DMing for once accidentally had sex with a gnoll instead of the half-elf he was going for. I then brook out the Book of Erotic Fantasy, consulted a table therein, and declared that the PC had contracted a case of crotch plague. I almost went with whore's delight, but crotch plague just seemed right.

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26th Jan 2015, 6:43 PM

Oh dear god they killed a commissar with DYSENTERY?!

Actually on second though 40k is kinda the oregon trail of space... even the good guys don't have a good life.

Carry on.

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26th Jan 2015, 8:01 PM

He, actually just came back from a game where my Diplomacy, heal checks and cure disease spells have made my NG cleric of Sarenrae into a high priest of 2 lesser demons, 1 minor devil, and both 1 villages full of CE troglodytes and their longtime sworn enemies, the CE Toadpeople.

They have been told to be fruitful and multiply, so that we can build an army and conquer the swamp and surrounding land (to spread the word loving and healing word of the Everlight.)

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The Storyteller

27th Jan 2015, 3:42 AM
"So my players wanted a zombie apocalypse game"

Some of the people I game with wanted to play a zombie apocalypse game and I promised to deliver. The system was New World of Darkness and I asked for a couple of days to prepare...

The end result was a disease so horrible that I never want to create another one like it again. It wasn't horrible because it wasn't scary. It was horrible because I made it deadly to deal with. If you were bitten, you were done for, might as well just kill yourself.

To give you an idea of why this disease was bad. Human-based zombies weren't too horrifying. Minus the biting part. But the issue was that this disease was supernatural and was designed to infect anything, even things like vampires. While this alone isn't so bad, I made it so that any active effects you had and forms you were in upon becoming a zombie became permanent.

This meant that some zombies were mages. Others used Gauru form. Some were insanely fast, resilient, or strong. As mindless monsters, any mental abilities were pretty much useless, but physical based ones made some of these zombies terrifying to deal with.

My players had fun and even found a town that had made a deal with an archdemon (from Inferno) in order to remain safe from the zombies.

But honestly, I'd do a lot differently if I were to run a game like that again.

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Neon Vincent

30th Jan 2015, 12:20 AM
"Diseases in the game"

A couple of episodes ago, I told Raxon that if he wanted to tell stories about blow-up dolls, I'd tell ones about my character nicknamed The Pervert. Here's one that's on topic.

Toward the end of his career, The Pervert became the commander of the guard for the most powerful PC magic user in the campaign. One day, one of the soldiers in his command told him that his wife had been kidnapped. The Pervert led an NPC party to retrieve her. He eventually found her, freshly dead. He also dispatched the people who had kidnapped and murdered her. As she was freshly dead and the NPC party included a cleric, he had her raised.

Being chaotic neutral but chaotic evil about sex, he propositioned her as a way of her thanking him. She agreed. Afterwards, he returned her to her husband.

A few days later, he and the husband found themselves in the latrine, both screaming in pain while they urinated. Both had caught the clap from her. The cleric had neglected to cast cure disease on his wife when he raised her. Oops.

The story's not over. The husband started threating The Pervert. It's not a good idea to do that to your commanding officer, especially when he's ten levels higher. The Pervert told him to shut up or he would be sreaming when he defecated, too. At this point, half the players looked at me and the GM and said I couldn't be serious. The GM and I, along with the other half of the players, said my character meant it. As I wrote, chaotic evil about sex. I then got back in character and told the NPC soldier that I'd cuckolded that I'd get us all cured of disease and I'd pay him to shut up. It worked.

As for the wizard my character worked for, he was the GM's character and he didn't care. He was true Neutral.

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26th Jan 2015, 2:51 AM
"Critical fumble"

Our dm had us fighting a mummy but decided against using its poison attack. Last hit was crazy overkill so he had it splash us with one that halved all healing. Both of us hit needed to heal. He said we couldn't save but needed to wash it off. He forgot however that there was a lake in the room we just cleared.With my bard fixed, we got fully healed with single surges thanks to the crazy modifiers of Song of Rest and Majestic word

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26th Jan 2015, 8:55 AM
"Let's Play"

Yikes! You were not kidding when you said your voice was drowned out by the game.

You have a decent enough voice. Good enunciation from what I can tell. Your microphone quality does not sound too good though. Which is a problem given how important commentary is for a Let's Play.

Personally, I think re-recording the first video would probably be a good idea given how much went wrong with your first video.

In any case, your video made me feel like playing LOOM. It's too bad they never finished the series.

Oh, and best of luck with your future videos! Hopefully you don't get stuck for too long as is common for point-and-click adventures.

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26th Jan 2015, 11:38 AM

This is comic number 666 (look at the URL). Don Krieg is the Devil. That is all.

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27th Jan 2015, 7:10 AM

There has been some filler, we have yet to reach satan. Look at page number.

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Spare Parts

26th Jan 2015, 12:22 PM

There was this time our party was on a divine quest to heal the inhabitants of a village (and eventually a tribe of nomadic goblins) of a deadly plaguelike disease. We were accompanied by a priest of the goddes of healing and a regular medicus. The two kept arguing about their theories for the origin of illnesses. One said it is how the human body reacts to dirt and bad hygiene, the other claimed they're caused by tiny animals that take home in our bodys and eat away at us.

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2nd Nov 2017, 6:44 PM

he did'nt want to kill Sanji, and he wanted a reason to have krieg suddenly blast the toxic gas.

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