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  • Forgiver
    Forgiver  15 hours ago

    Yeah - both of those are just byproducts of my old-man eyes not seeing well from the toolset and thinking there was a path down from those ledges that there turned out to not be. There's also a bug with a pitfall in one part of the dungeon Blue told me about that is a similar "Stuck" point. I got one fixed last night, but never heard of or saw the second one until now. I'll get it fixed when I get home tonight!

  • Dogbert
    Dogbert  15 hours ago

    Forgiver, my dude. Falling into the gap on the way TO the dungeon is AWFUL. One good change today, not requiring a jump or a portal to even enter the zone, A+. But now if you fall (even if roped, because it doesn't actually work), you get stuck in an area you can't leave without a jump or portal.

  • C_McG
    C_McG  2 days ago

    Fun!

    After years of saying I wanted to get a telescope my wife made the "mistake" of buying me a 102 f/12.7 Orion Maksutov-Cassegrain. Love it for planetary and brighter deep-sky viewing so far.

    Of course that just made the bug worse and want to get a larger scope for viewing fainter objects.

    So I am curious what other use.

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  2 days ago

    Working telescopes (atm): old Celestron C8 SCT I purchased back in 1979, new Celestron OmniXLT 150 6" f/5 Newtonian, cheapo Meade 90mm f/8.8 refractor sniped off of eBay for $30 (these three I use on a Celestron AVX mount). Also a homebuilt 10" Dobsonian put together in 2010 and a homebuilt 6" Newtonian I made in H.S. c. 1966. Main imaging camera (atm) is a Canon 60D DSLR. The new camera is the SVBony SV305 Pro - plan to use it as a guide camera and for moon/planetary imaging.

  • C_McG
    C_McG  4 days ago

    What telescopes do you have? And camera?

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  4 days ago

    I'll likely miss Section Six tonight. Got a new camera for my telescopes and it looks like the sky will be clear. So, I'll be outside doing astrophotography stuff.

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  4 days ago

    Oh! I will be IG as Tarok tonight instead of Sol!

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  4 days ago

    Section Six will take place at 7pm CDT (-5GMT) tonight, which is an hour later than last week.

    We will meet in the Iron Minogon. Good(ish) type characters of level SEVEN or below ! Just assume your character got a mysterious letter inviting them there !

  • Squidget
    Squidget  1 week ago

    They receive the DC benefit from items, but not from spell foci, since alchemist gas clouds are not spells. They also don't receive the bonus from the wild magic robe specifically since gas clouds can't wild magic.

  • Dogbert
    Dogbert  1 week ago

    Are alchemists' clouds affected by spell focus/GSF or items/enchants that increase spell save DCs?


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Vaeltava
5:45:42 pm GMT 04/08/18
Vaeltava Registered Member #1761 Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
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I like writing. I've gotten opportunities to exercise my love of writing in a lot of ways, in recent years, but my dream is to write novels for a living. It's a lofty goal, I know, but I don't think I'd be satisfied with anything else.

I've got a ~90,000 word novel centered on a young Acanthus that I need to spend a lot more time editing, but the mood to edit comes along only so often. Much more frequent is the mood to write; lately, I've been working on something centered on Garagnavagh.

If anyone's interested in reading something, here's a link to a Google doc for the Garagnovel I'll try to keep updated as I work on it.

Garagnovel Parts 1-50

Garagnovel Parts 51-76

Garagnovel Parts 77+

This is the Discord I have for the Gnovel. If you're enjoying the book, planning on reading it, or have any interest at all, feel free to join!

Garagnovel Discord

Apologies if you find the parts to be short. There's a reason I didn't call them chapters. smile

Up so far:
Parts 1-83

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AlanaTheWitch
11:53:58 pm GMT 04/08/18
AlanaTheWitch Registered Member #24219 Joined: 1:38:38 am GMT 04/08/18
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That is awesome! Don't give up on your dreams of writing. Someone has to do it right? Why not you? I look forward to giving this a read. Work is suppose to slow down in a couple of weeks so Ill have some more free time for gaming, netflix, and reading. AND maybe even lying to myself about going to the gym.
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Vaeltava
4:11:06 pm GMT 04/10/18
Vaeltava Registered Member #1761 Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
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Due to a forum bug, I don't seem to be able to update the first post in this thread. Instead, I am editing this post, which originally was the update for part 4 of the Garagnovel. Which is available.

I like to write and I do so frequently. Whenever I have a free moment, I usually have my phone out and I'm typing away at one project or another. My most complete works are a novel about my wizard, Acanthus -- currently in its third draft -- and a longer novel about Garagnavagh, dubbed the Garagnovel. The Acanthus novel is not available to be read, but the Garagnovel is available here, in its current form, from the beginning up to the current, incomplete point.

Since our community is bound to have newcomers to it, I want to mention a few things here. The Garagnovel's setting and several of its characters are obviously inspired by Thain, but do not borrow from its lore and it is not set in Thain. Parallels such as Raven's Watch/Crow's Vigil or Feywood/Faye's Forest are meant as homage, not commentary or interpretation. The Garagnovel began as a fun project about a character I enjoy playing; since Garagnavagh was a direct result of Thain and its setting, anything I write about him must, by necessity, bear some resemblance to it.

Thank you to everyone who has read, will read, or is reading my work. I appreciate your time and interest very much! I am on Thain's Discord and I am always happy to receive questions or comments about the Garagnovel or anything else, regardless of how much time I can devote to time in-game.

With love,
Vaeltava

As of Part 87, the Garagnovel is 148,722 words long. For perspective, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is 168,923 words long.
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Vaeltava
7:59:26 pm GMT 04/10/18
Vaeltava Registered Member #1761 Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
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Update: Part Five
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Vaeltava
5:40:40 pm GMT 04/11/18
Vaeltava Registered Member #1761 Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
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Update: Part Six
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Vaeltava
5:34:37 pm GMT 04/16/18
Vaeltava Registered Member #1761 Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
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Update: parts seven and eight
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Squidget
6:01:08 pm GMT 04/16/18
Squidget !
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These are cool! The world needs more gnoll-fiction.
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Vaeltava
7:19:04 pm GMT 04/16/18
Vaeltava Registered Member #1761 Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
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I've had a few people tell me they're enjoying Garagnavagh's book, so I'm gonna take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been reading or interested at all! Thank you!
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Davenutninja1
8:29:00 pm GMT 04/16/18
Davenutninja1 Registered Member #1553 Joined: 10:14:34 am GMT 03/11/10
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These are fantastic!
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Kyssyt
10:53:23 pm GMT 04/16/18
Kyssyt Registered Member #1273 Joined: 2:56:54 pm GMT 03/23/08
Posts: 536
That's great.

I've been writing too, since I played on Thain before. I won't appropriate your thread I'll post about it elsewhere - but the quality of some of the writing on this site inspired me.

This Garagnavagh stuff is really good, totally what I mean. Thank you.
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