From a friend’s blog, one of my favorite D&D stories of all time. I’ve even seen this story reposted years later on /tg/ and elsewhere:
This particular anecdote is called “Princessesssss” locally (spoken in a particularly squeaky reptilian voice), because role playing Princess-obsessed kobolds for what became eight hours straight really gets to a guy after a while.
We ended up with a party of Kobolds when the group was exploring the concept of Level Adjustment, a D&D thing that fills the same niche as paying points to play a kewl race (only you pay character levels). One player was flipping idly through the Monster Manual hoping for inspiration when he stopped and asked if Kobolds get bonus levels. The DM quickly ruled “no”, but everyone was so tickled by the idea of Kobolds with class levels that suddenly we had a party of four kobolds.
Kobolds with class levels are dangerous things.
In Thiira, I see a person who grew up heavy-set in a society filled with image-conscious people. She developed a deep sense of distrust for her fellow Cassians - one that she carried with her into the Military where they treated her about as she expected. Fights were an everyday occurrence that more often than not ended with her being trounced by uneven odds. But not once did she see fit to back down.
She managed to develop something of a bond with Kurzek, a fellow soldier. More than anything, he respected her strength and persistence, and he despaired at seeing her regularly knocked down by men he considered to be cowards.
He patched her up as he could, but at the end of the day, it was she who had to reassure him that things were going to be all right.
(Sweet, salted taffy, it’s done.)
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NEW FILM! - Crazy Time!
"A frenzied feline has a moment of madness!"
So I’ve come to the conclusion that the easiest way to make someone who has never had cats understand what living with a cat is like is showing them all of the Simon’s Cats videos.
A simple recipe for making life delicious. A fine thought, Aaron.
As you know, I’ve been working on something for a while. And as I’ve said in that post, I did not want to give any details until it was done. Well I feel like today is the day to announce XKit Mobile.
All your favorite, most essential XKit features are now available for you to use anywhere you go. Blacklist, One-Click Postage, Themes and much more, now available on one of the world’s most popular platform.
Relive memories of April Fools’ Days of old with this Volition classic.
And when we tease something on April Fools’, that shit is real.
Spearhead of rock crystal, Copper Age, Valencina de la Concepcion, Spain
Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don’t notice, before it’s destroyed by climate change.