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    Post  MAS on Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:59 pm

    In other news - Looks like I am headed to AZ for wildland firefighting certification training next week, unless something else big breaks before that. ADVENTURE!!!
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    Post  whit10 on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:07 pm

    damn dude! Sounds interesting... you up for that physically? (I'll admit it would probably kill me... but that's me)
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    Post  MAS on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:16 pm

    The "physical standard" is to complete a 3-mile ruck in 45 minutes with a 45 lb pack. Being out of shape is going to make it painful, but I can do it. If I had a month warning to train it would be nothing. As it is, I'll make due with 2.5 weeks to prepare and suck it up -I'd be looking to get on an engine or helo crew, leave the chainsaw work to the young ones with better backs Wink

    I can also use the certification to get wildland fire work here in WI, or anywhere. With my emergency management/homeland security experience = Options!
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    Post  Chris on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:34 pm

    no shortage of firefighting work here in CO too

    sounds like an adventure for sure! I am confident that you will embrace the opportunity Cool
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    Post  MAS on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:52 pm

    Chris wrote:no shortage of firefighting work here in CO too

    sounds like an adventure for sure!  I am confident that you will embrace the opportunity Cool

    Thanks, I will give it hell and count the physical toll when I'm done, lol!

    My Army buddy who lives in Delta, CO used to do this, he turned me on to the opportunity. We've been talking about starting a wildland fire support company - our goal is to have a water tender truck we can lease to state/feds in 2020 in order to get it launched. Wildland fire is becoming increasingly privatized, a lot of the heavy equipment they use, and many teams, are already acquired on lease. Shit ain't gonna stop catching fire, and the trend is towards more resources being needed. Between his wildland XPs, My emergency management/homeland security XPs, and us both being disabled vets, we've got a good chance of funding and standing this thing up within a few years.
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    Post  Chris on Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:05 pm

    it would be cool and much needed if you could hire vets too

    we see too many come through our system because they fall through the other cracks.
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    Post  Josef909 on Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:43 pm

    I did my WF classes at Fire Camp in Salida, CO and the pack test had me puking. Take this will all the love in my heart...it is nearly impossible for someone over 40 with no experience to get a decent job that isn't strictly cleanup duty. Call me if you want to chat about the certification course or training at altitude options.
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    Post  MAS on Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:58 pm

    Chris wrote:it would be cool and much needed if you could hire vets too

    we see too many come through our system because they fall through the other cracks.  

    Great minds think alike! Our intent is to recruit primarily vets when we hit a point that we can expand. Use the familiar military structure we all have in common and feel comfortable with. Ideally, this would also open up additional funding for us - employing vets attracts grants and such. Our "big picture" vision is a company that can do disaster reconnaissance, SAR, and wildland fire missions.

    Joe wrote:
    I did my WF classes at Fire Camp in Salida, CO and the pack test had me puking. Take this will all the love in my heart...it is nearly impossible for someone over 40 with no experience to get a decent job that isn't strictly cleanup duty. Call me if you want to chat about the certification course or training at altitude options.

    A little puking never stopped me, lol! You make a salient point about placement. Having spoken to the training guy putting it on - The cool thing about this opportunity is that it a veteran's pipeline/non-competitive placement. The course is designed to give us a look at wildland fire, pass the cert, and then they are going to fill about 20 positions based on what they see. They are filling positions that are not "handcrew" - engines and helo, i.e. If that doesn't happen, I still get paid to train and can use the cert in places where the market may not be as saturated. It will also give me a survey of the skillset, which will be useful in starting/running this company me and my buddies are plotting. Plus - ADVENTURE!!! Wink

    When would be a good time to call?
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    Post  Josef909 on Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:12 pm

    That changes things if you have an inside track. My experience was competing against late teens to early 20s as a 35 year old. Kept up with the young bucks, though. You can call me anytime, as always.
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    Post  MAS on Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:48 pm

    Excellent, I'll give you a call tonight.
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    Post  navyik on Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:25 pm

    The Illinois Supreme Court just reversed unanimously and remanded back to The Appellate Court to review the case applying the Significant Role standard of Proximate Cause as liability. This means they agreed with my Standard of Law and set it as precedent. They are opting to give the Appellate Court a chance to weigh the Lower Court's Summary Judgement in light of that standard. It isn't a direct win, but a step in the right direction.
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    Post  MAS on Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:39 pm

    navyik wrote:The Illinois Supreme Court just reversed unanimously and remanded back to The Appellate Court to review the case applying the Significant Role standard of Proximate Cause as liability.  This means they agreed with my Standard of Law and set it as precedent.  They are opting to give the Appellate Court a chance to weigh the Lower Court's Summary Judgement in light of that standard.  It isn't a direct win, but a step in the right direction.

    Good stuff!!!! Not only for you but the people of an entire state. Thinking about the implications - how many lives this may touch, over time, giving better protection and more accurate justice? Mysterious ways, brother. Mysterious ways.
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    Post  whit10 on Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:03 pm

    Good to hear Alan!
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    Post  Robyo on Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:04 pm

    So, what's everyone been playing these days? (besides 5e online, or course)


    I'm still been enjoying 5e. It's a solid system, if somewhat basic. Been running the Curse of Strahd module and it's been smooth. Saturday night game, the party is up to 8 PCs! I think that's a maxed out number, LOL.

    Also been running Starfinder in a homebrew campaign. The system plays kind of like a Pathfinder 1.5, except it's elves in spaaace, of course. Seems like every PCs got a blaster or ranged weapon of some kind. The base classes run how you might expect, with the Mechanic as a stand out in cool options.
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    Post  MAS on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:01 pm

    Robyo wrote:So, what's everyone been playing these days? (besides 5e online, or course)


    I'm still been enjoying 5e. It's a solid system, if somewhat basic. Been running the Curse of Strahd module and it's been smooth. Saturday night game, the party is up to 8 PCs! I think that's a maxed out number, LOL.

    Also been running Starfinder in a homebrew campaign. The system plays kind of like a Pathfinder 1.5, except it's elves in spaaace, of course. Seems like every PCs got a blaster or ranged weapon of some kind. The base classes run how you might expect, with the Mechanic as a stand out in cool options.

    Both fun games!

    I have an itch to run a "classic era" sci-fi game using the "Savage Worlds" system. It would aim to nail the feel of original Star Trek, Lost In Space, and similar properties.

    Would also really like to give "Iron Kingdoms" a try for the next round of fantasy play. The character class customization is really cool, and it combines fantasy w/ tech, in a rule set that nests with an ecosystem of tabletop wargames.

    Both are available for group use on the google drive. If you do not have the link, email or message me - won't post it publicly as anyone could click in.

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    Post  Robyo on Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:26 pm

    Cool Matt! I am down with both those systems. Would either of those games be something you'd want to run as play-by-post?
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    Post  Josef909 on Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:14 pm

    I feel some sort of responsibility to take a turn in the barrel as well, but don't want to commit to a full campaign. I've been wondering if some sort of rotating gm by scenario game could be played where everyone has a character term that sits out once in a while while their respective player runs the scenario at hand. A job board in town kind of thing.

    Any thoughts on that?

    Chris is doing a knockout job, but I am sure he would like to play as well.
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    Post  Robyo on Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:52 pm

    I'm not interested in GMing on the forum, at least for the time being. I could be a player though! bounce
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    Post  MAS on Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 am

    Joe, running an encounter or two would work well as an intro.


    I like the rotating GM idea, and have had a few ideas on how something like might work to tell a larger story. I'll try to sketch them up soon.
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    Post  whit10 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 am

    I'll always play but my days as a GM are over. No interest and I hate trying to come up with ideas (and I'm just not that good at it)
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    Post  MAS on Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:07 pm

    whit10 wrote:I'll always play but my days as a GM are over.  No interest and I hate trying to come up with ideas (and I'm just not that good at it)

    Josh (Not trying to convince you to DM against your will, but just to say) - I really enjoyed your "old-school world of darkness" material, just so you know.
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    Post  whit10 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:20 pm

    Thanks... under these rules, it would be easier to run, I think. But I honestly don't have the time for a while either.
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    Post  MAS on Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:59 pm

    whit10 wrote:Thanks... under these rules, it would be easier to run, I think. But I honestly don't have the time for a while either.

    All good - as I said, thought you should know! Give yourself some credit where it is due, ya know?
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    Post  Chris on Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:21 pm

    I do enjoy GMing but i would also like to play. I totally support a rotating GM system, if we established a few agreements up front for flow.

    For example, something like the pirate boat world would work as the next GM can go anywhere. Or something set in a huge Waterdeep-scale city. Basically something that can build upon story ideas or go off in a different direction. I am fine if someone wants a turn at the wheel next in pirates. I am also cool with imagining a new multi-gm world.
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    Post  Chris on Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:22 pm

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    Post  Chris on Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:22 pm

    Awesome news, Alan! That is a real change to the law. I hope it helps you directly as well
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    Post  Robyo on Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:23 pm

    Yeah, I hope it turns out to be a good news for Alan too!


    Also want to alert you guys to a cool Rockford skateboarding documentary called Minding the Gap. It's up for an oscar in the documentary category.
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    Post  Chris on Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:30 am

    bounce I hope the idea of getting to play again was serious. I have been brainstorming some character ideas and I have narrowed it down to a fighter, barbarian, ranger, cleric, sorcerer or warlock. whew drunken
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    Post  Josef909 on Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:38 am

    Yeah, I'd like for you to be able to play as well if I can help it. Again, I've got so little free time that I doubt I'd be able to commit to a full campaign, but would be okay with doing my part in a team effort of rotating scenarios
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    Post  Chris on Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:40 am

    would you want to rotate within the pirate setting or come up with something new?

    I think that's the first major question to answer
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    Post  Robyo on Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:51 pm

    As a recently-returned arrival, my vote is for pirates. But as a player, my vote means very little.

    I could see a water-based hex crawl module as very doable with rotating DMs. Isle of Dread comes to mind. There's a new 5e (con)version out by DCC.
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    Post  Josef909 on Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:11 pm

    Between open water battles, island exploration, pirate and monster bounties, etc, there is plenty of fat to chew with the pirates. Wouldn't want to ruin any narrative direction you've got going, although even if you ran for afull year, how 'big picture' would it really be anyways?,
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    Post  Chris on Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:37 pm

    I appreciate the thought, Joe, but honestly I have viewed this as a sandbox anyways.  Wherever the party wants to sail is where we go next.  In my head, I thought the party was going to go to the dwarven Caliphate to search for clues to the lost city of Frostheim.  Then, you decided to stop at a volcanic island, lol.  So now you are saving an island goddess from a hungry fire god.  (which is just a play on Hawaiian mythology anyways)


    Narratively, the main themes are that the Gods are heavily involved and present - think Greek Mythology.  They talk to the players and intervene regularly - think Elyssess with Renda, the Fire god Charr, the island goddess Amona Ahna, etc.  This could be expanded or ignored.

    Sacrifice has emerged as a theme, though I didn't plan that.  Matt started it when he picked up the old storyline from the orc tribal backstory.  Crispy is continuing it by using himself as bait and sacrificing himself (potentially) to allow the rest of the party to succeed on the current map.  This could be expanded or ignored.




    the party will certainly +1up here shortly to 10 and the story will resolve after this fight (which should be almost over)

    the party is a little low on magic items, though another grab bag is coming

    the party does each (except Rob) have or will soon have a "boon" reward that isn't an item:

    Renda - Dark Blessing if he uses a bonus action to eat a fallen enemy
    Hawkes - familiar, pseudodragon stats for Unfeathers (given his roleplaying attention to the neurotic bird)
    Sam - animal companion, 3-YOR, the depressed ancient Shield Guardian (finding the old remote (shield amulet) and in-game experimenting)
    Crispy and Sjon - pending chapter resolution

    Sam and Hawkes should really be controlling them, within the parameters of a companion and familiar, though both have their personalities which the GM could run or I could continue, since it is really just game flavor



    Alan, Josh, Matt and Rob have all run stuff on the forum in the past.  They may not have the time\interest currently, but we could even rotate things as simple as 1 fight or 1 small chapter.  The crew can always run into another ship or a sea monster or an island or a port or.....

    I do really like the characterizations and roleplaying in this party, so I would be happy to join the crew.  Players can even change their characters easily enough whenever we hit a port
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    Post  navyik on Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:11 pm

    I would be happy to run a side trip, but I can only use my phone to post. Last time I required tech support which may be a drain on someone else in and of itself.
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    Post  Chris on Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:20 pm

    navyik wrote:I would be happy to run a side trip, but I can only use my phone to post.  Last time I required tech support which may be a drain on someone else in and of itself.

    I am always happy to help with map updates, no worries
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    Post  Whitey on Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:17 pm

    I’d take a turn at running something but y’all would have to deal with me knocking 20 years of rust from my DM skills.
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    Post  Chris on Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:21 pm

    Whitey wrote:I’d take a turn at running something but y’all would have to deal with me knocking 20 years of rust from my DM skills.

    affraid last time you GM'd you killed my panther-druid-shapeshifter thing in Rockford. Clubbed to death like a seal by an Ogre....
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    Post  Whitey on Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:21 pm

    Aww. Poor kitty...
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    Post  Chris on Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:32 pm

    I am probably asking for it again, but I am tinkering with a front-line melee aggro magnet. Not just a damage sponge, but someone that can keep aggro by being a threat and use some taunt\debuff\crowd control kinda things to control flow on the field. This is a highly mobile, lightly armored group, so a nice melee tank should fill a gap, not that you guys have suffered without one, lol

    mtn dwarf Fighter Battlemaster - polearm+sentinel, tunnel fighter, type thing

    Tiefling Paladin of Ancients for control spells and self heals, shield master, protection style

    1/2 orc bear-barb\champion crit cruncher, grt wpn master

    human Hexblade\Paladin - Vader-style build w fear, control, damage



    crunchity, crunch, crunch.....
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    Post  MAS on Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:18 pm


    Nice build ideas, Chris.

    Think it would be great to get some new DMs in the mix. There a couple of ways we might approach a "round robin".

    1) Roll with a single party/game and swap out a character now and then as the GM changes - "job board" style as Joe mentioned.

    2) Create a setting and story "event" and focus on various "episodes" - for example, if WW2 was a setting, episodes may include -

    Air combat in the Battle of Britain
    OSS operations in France
    Partisans in Yugoslavia
    Tank battles at Kursk
    D-Day
    Search and rescue for downed pilots in China

    Each GM would choose & run their own episodes. Characters would/could change for each episode, or could be revisited and developed. All of the episodes would combine to tell the larger story of the "event".

    For a fantasy or sci-fi "event" - a civil war in the empire, an infernal invasion, a mysterious plague, an uprising, etc. Depending on the story being told, characters could be of any level, and we could even jump between systems if we needed to. All a GM has to do is make certain that the episode supports the overall story, and they can tell whatever tale they like.











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    Post  Chris on Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:50 pm

    3 builds up in very rough form

    http://lodgestgaming.forumotion.com/t414-chris-play-builds#22578


    I have a similar Ancient paladin in my tabletop game with the boys, so I will probably pick one of these 3 after consideration for adding to the pirate game
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    Post  Chris on Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:58 pm

    I hate the Patriots, so this doesn't come without any bias

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/sports/robert-kraft-prostitution-arrest.html


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    Post  whit10 on Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 pm

    yeah, I hope he goes down hard on this one. I'd love to see the Patriots fall apart in the coming years (though I doubt it)
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    Post  Chris on Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:17 pm

    whit10 wrote:yeah, I hope he goes down hard on this one.  I'd love to see the Patriots fall apart in the coming years (though I doubt it)

    as soon as they put McDaniels in charge, which will coincide with Brady's retirement... down the drain they go
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    Post  whit10 on Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:34 pm

    One can only hope!
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    Post  Josef909 on Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:07 pm

    I'll never get it. Some of these guys have more money than you could possibly spend and they do the dumbest stuff. Busted at a rub and tug. Hah, loser.
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    Post  MAS on Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:16 am

    It is embarrassing but otherwise a financial blip on the radar for people of that "class". Next to nothing will happen to him and it will be out of the news/meme cycle in a week.
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    Post  whit10 on Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:03 pm

    uh, sorry Matt but you're probably wrong about that. The owners of the NFL have pretty stringent rules they have to follow. There could be some serious consequences regarding his ownership of the team. We'll see
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    Post  Chris on Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:05 pm

    The NFL owners could actually force him to sell the team if he is convicted.
    The team wont be penalized like when they were caught cheating.
    Kraft could be fined by the NFL, which is more likely, and a wrist slap.

    Its the "human trafficking" charges that are serious, not the solicitation for prostitution. The later is nothing, agreed.

    My 2 c
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    Post  whit10 on Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:12 pm

    yeah, the team probably won't suffer much but he could easily be forced out due to the Human Trafficking charge.

    Maybe we'll luck out and Bill will say "shit, I'm already the best coach in NFL history (arguably), maybe I should retire"

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