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Thursday, August 31, 2006

What was wrong with my car.

I thought the felt a little funny, so I took them in to the Shell station near work. The breakes were fine, but it was found that the "power rack and pinion steering gear were completely shot making steering extremely unsafe." There was a fair amout of play with the steering. The proble is fixed and $585.36 has been spent. It is safe to drive now.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The game last week.

I am a little behind on these notes, this is from about 3 weeks ago.

The prev game left off with Vaden and Darbor on the run from 3 human armored horse men. We were able to get away, but going toward the human group was group of orc and goblins. (Note: the human were the bad guys and the orc & goblins are the good guys.) We turned around and started to head back, Our numbers have increased. Yea! Vaden and Darbor game up behind the orc and goblins, they attacked the knights. Darbor atempted to get a attack the a knight, but did not get a good chance (dang those fast horse). Vaden stayed off to side hiding and being stelthy.
I tried for a head shot on one of the knights, but I missed and hit a orc in the stomach (ouch). The next shot his the knight in the head and he goes down. Next, a different knight come in range, I fire again and land the head shot I was aiming for. Another knight goes down. The third knight is not in range, so I put another shot into the first knight, just to be sure he is not playing dead.
Vaden next goes towards the third knight, to get a shot of him. Durring this time the orc and goblins attact the knight and try to pull him off the horse. Wanting to help, Vaden think to try something new. Vaden activates the "Tought Man" power (which also ups his mass to 400kg) and does a Cannon Ball at this knight. Vaden hits him and knock him down, pinning his legs. The others pin his arms down. We asked if he wanted to surrender, he decline the offer. So he was killed.

Learned that day: Again, surprise is good and a arrow to the head with a quick death is great.

I got the idea of the Cannon Ball move from the X-Men, with Wolverine and Colossus's Fastball Special. Just think about a 400kg item/thing comming strait for you. Ouch, that must hurt.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

New prohibited items for carry-on baggage.

Due to enhanced security measures liquids, gels, lotions and other items of similar consistency will not be permitted in carry-on baggage. These types of items must be packed in your checked baggage.

Additionally, liquids, gels and lotions purchased beyond the checkpoint but must be disposed of before boarding the aircraft.

Check out the full info HERE.

On a side note it also says:
We encourage everyone to pack gel-filled bras in their checked baggage.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Little Bunny Foofoo

Chuck and Lonnie (from Dragon's Landing Inn Podcast) got arrested and thrown in a Klingon jail (at Gen Con 06). As a penance, they had to sing Little Bunny Foofoo.

Check out the video at YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D7YbTJDqSc

and check out the words if want.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wacky news

Russian woman Alyona Gabitova is suing weather forecasters for ruining her holiday with incorrect predictions. (WENN)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Neal's Family

I got this email from my friend on August 9th and pictures today. Its a BOY!

Hi guys!

I am proud to announce the arrival of Maxwell Murphy Kahle!!! He was born this afternoon at 2:28 weighing in at 7lbs 5oz and 21 inches long. Both little Max and Mom are doing great and all of us are looking forward to a good night's sleep! 21 hours from the first set of regular contractions to final delivery.... Lotsa fun! ;^)

--Neal

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Fantasy Hero Game: A sanity check and your throughts.

I got this email from my gamemaster on our thoughts on the game so far.

Player's Thoughts:

Just wanted to get some feedback from you two on several things. Sort of a pick-your-brain type of thing. The following are not in any sort of order, just how they came out of my brain:

1. (Most important to me) Are you having fun?
a. What do you like?
b. What do you hate?
c. Is there something that can be added, removed, or done differently to make the game more fun for you?

2. Plot hooks. The way I have been running it right now is pretty controlling of where you go and what happens. After the next 'chapter' or two, it should open up some.
a. What things that have happened, or have heard about, in thegame did you want to explore in greater detail?
b. Any sort of side plots would you like to see in exploring something about or for your character.

3. Game mechanics. Rules that we are using in the game.
a. Any rules that you read about (especially the optional ones) that you want me to include?
b. Anything in the rules that do not make sense to you? Or that you think that they is a different interpretation?
c. Anything that you think is just plain dumb?

4. Did you have any other thoughts or comments?

Saturday, August 05, 2006

A Virtual Keyboard.

I though this is cool when I saw this on CSI:Miami a few month back.

Check out post I found HERE.