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Indulge me, oh flist! - Tactical Ninja

Oct. 10th, 2012

10:24 am - Indulge me, oh flist!

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Yesterday, DoomBoy told me I should inform you all that I am making the fastest strength improvement of all his clients. So this is me, telling you.

I'm not really sure what that means, because I didn't record my starting weight. I think it was around 30kg and now I'm up to around 50kg. I've been doing this for about three months and 20kg in three months doesn't seem like a lot of improvement to me. But really I've no idea so I'm taking the praise.

*pats self on back*


Thanks to coyotegoth, here's a thing that lets you discover your actual D&D stats. I suspect it's biased towards men, because it asks you about your benchpress weight and height to calculate strength, and I came out like this:


Based on that, my lowest attributes are strength, dexterity and constitution, and I should probably be a caster. Given that as women go, I'm above average height and pretty strong too, that would make pretty much all women casters. I'm not sure how I feel about that. But I wouldn't mind checking if I'm wrong. So ladies, if you've 5 minutes to spare for a silly experiment, I'd love to see your stats. Guys too, as a control.

I guess being a caster means I get to wave my cool staff around a lot?

Except No.1 Brother Wheel came round last night and he's into LARPing. He informed me that there's a thing called LARPsafe, and that weapons have to be it. This means basically that you have to be able to hit people with them without doing them injuries. One could not say that about the Enchanter's Staff which is hard like concrete and has pointy bits. You could also not say it about Freedom's Call, which is bristling with (wooden but sharpened) blades on both ends and in the middle.

So now I'm thinking about making LARP staffs. The difficulty with staffs, I guess, is that they are long and often heavily decorated. I'm told that most LARP swords/shields are made using closed-cell foam, but I'm not sure that'd hold up to staff conditions..

It just wouldn't be that impressive being all YOU SHALL NOT PASS *staffthumponground* and having your staff act like it's made of jelly, you know?

So that might have to wait till I've thought about it some more. It's not as if I'm inundated with invitations to participate in LARPing anyway, but I am currently obsessed with staff making and at some point I need to find a use for them, right? Otherwise it'll be like my costume cupboard, except having a bunch of staffs explode out at you will hurt a lot more than a bunch of tulle and tubular crin. *sigh*


So you crafty types - you know how the other day I asked about your making space? Now I'm asking, what do you do with the things you've made? How do you store them if you keep them, and if you don't keep them, where do they go?

Also from coyotegoth, it seems that the capital of Orkney is Kirkwall! *squee* And there were folks in the British Isles doing large-scale architectural stuff before the pyramids were built, apparently. Neat.

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From:pombagira
Date:October 9th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
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ohh.. people keep buying the stuff i make.. O.O so umm. yeah..

*ponders this* although i am wondering where to store the finished stuff before it finds a new home...

with your staff if you are not to attatched i would be tempted to leave it somewhere with a tag that says, looking for a new home pls ... *ponders this some* on second thought given the heavey i am not sure if that would be a good idea..

so maybe you could sell your creations to?

oh look its time to make tea...

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From:tatjna
Date:October 9th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Hmm.. I have thought about selling stuff but I have two considerations:

1. I seem to have some kind of mental block about it which I need to get over.

2. With regard to the staffs, since they are replicas of Bioware creations they are probably copyrighted. I'm ok making them for myself or for cosplay but the minute I ask for money for them I'm likely violating copyright.

That doesn't prevent me from making originals though. Yours will be the prototype.
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From:clashfan
Date:October 9th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
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STR: 9
INT: 15
WIS: 10
DEX: 12
CON: 11
CHA: 13

I'm near 6-foot, 180 pounds, and I work out. No, I can't bench press a ton.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 9th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I thought the bench press/military press question was a bit weird too. Like, what if your bp is in one category and mp in another? Take an average?

Also, I'd totally send you to talk the guards into letting us into the tower. Or to lockpick it.
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From:tieke
Date:October 9th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
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STR:12
INT:17
WIS:14
DEX:13
CON:9
CHR:12

Apparently.
But I guessed military and bench press weights (and I had to google what a millitary press was), and supposedly how much I can drink is important in determining my constitution ...

So what does that make me, in terms of a D&D character.
And more importantly, do I get to have pets in this game?
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From:tatjna
Date:October 9th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I don't actually know much about D&D at all, but in terms of RPGs I would have you as a ranged rogue. Cos you're too squishy for hand-to-hand combat but it'd be a shame to waste that dexterity on shooting fireballs.
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From:ferrouswheel
Date:October 9th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
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STR:11
INT:17
WIS:13
DEX:10
CON:9
CHR:12

Although, I don't think they are biased because stats in RPGs are usually an absolute ability rather than a relative. e.g. you don't get a gender bonus when rolling against your strength ;p
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From:tatjna
Date:October 10th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
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The way it's panning out it doesn't seem to have a gender bias at all based on my friends' results. But it does say I'm weak. Boo.

Also, looks like you're a caster too. I reckon your fancy spell should be Summon AI.
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From:bekitty
Date:October 10th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
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STR:12
INT:13
WIS:15
DEX:9
CON:9
CHR:12

Actually, I have absolutely no idea at all how much I can bench or military press. I don't tend to DO that kind of stuff.

Apparently, I'm a true neutral human wizard. Whatever that is. I don't play D&D. :-)
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From:tatjna
Date:October 10th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm true neutral as well - which is apparently a euphemism for 'has no convictions' - which is bollocks. They just didn't ask about them.

Also, this game is mage/rogue heavy. Where are all our warriors?
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From:laughingmagpie
Date:October 10th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
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STR:10
INT:17
WIS:15
DEX:12
CON:9
CHR:13
And Lawful Good (man, I'm boring)

Yet another Mage into the mix. I like happyinmotion's idea that the Warriors are apparently not on the internet with us. We're Tower material, all the way.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 10th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
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I suspect if I were sent to the Tower I'd be an apostate in fairly short order. Or they'd chuck me off the top. Not sure which tbh. ;-)

And yeah, I'm trying to think through my flist for potential warriors. Maybe I should be investigating the local rugby club? So far it seems I have the tankiest constitution but at 12 that's not saying much, eh?
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From:dreadbeard
Date:October 10th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
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STR:11
INT:17
WIS:16
DEX:15
CON:13
CHR:14
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From:tatjna
Date:October 10th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
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Right then. By virtue of being the only one with constitution in the teens, you get to be our tank. Who cares if you can't actually walk in your armour?
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From:crsg
Date:October 10th, 2012 07:23 am (UTC)
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Strength: 10
Intellect: 17
Wisdom: 12
Dexterity: 7
Constitution: 10
Charsima: 13

... Yeah, my dexterity isn't exactly my charm point.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 10th, 2012 07:25 am (UTC)
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Intellect plus charisma - you are totally doing all the talking. ;-)
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