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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  16 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


    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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Cuchuwyn Registered Member #24041 Joined: 4:19:01 am GMT 01/24/17
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*Blows dust off of forum*

So recently Alanonas and I were having a conversation about Thain (as we often do), and we got to talking about how certain NPCs and PCs would fit within the five-color magic wheel. And then we laughed and that was the end of the conversation.

Just kidding. Something like a combined 30 hours and 309 cards later, we have a full set of cards. And by "full set", I mean the idea here was to create a (hopefully) balanced Thain-specific expansion to MtG that could not only stand alone by itself but could also work with what is currently out in MtG standard right now. To help introduce this project, I will now A some Qs that you may have.

Q: Cuchuwyn/Alanonas, this seems like a really weird thing for you to do, especially when literally no one asked for it. Why?

A: I'm glad you agree that examining the world of Thain through the prism of MtG is an interesting project that everyone clearly wanted! While the alignment system of DnD certainly has its place, the color wheel of Magic is far more fluid, allowing for subtleties that simply can't be expressed by the fairly rigid alignment system we all know and love/hate. Furthermore, as we got further into the project, we discovered themes of Thain that were surprisingly under-represented (neutral/good flying creatures, for example), and others that were very much over-represented, compared to what one might expect (Thain has too many rogues and too many elves!).

Q: Why 309 cards? Why not 310 or 300?

A: 309 seemed like a nice logical number.

Q: You mentioned PCs and NPCs?

A: Yes! Quite a few of them, but not all of them, because we had to stop somewhere! We tried to include PCs that we felt fairly confident about being able to defend our choices for their color/abilities, which means that PCs that we don't interact with a ton or are newer are less likely to be included. The other big restriction was us not being able to find good art for a PC- we tried to keep the art all within a similar style for all the cards, to help keep set uniformity.

Q: Art?

A: Yes! All cards have art pulled from Google. Where possible, the artist is credited at the bottom of the card, but in many cases it was a picture in a pinterest board that was linked from a twitter thread that was buried in a blog post, so we weren't always able to find the artist, or there was more than one person who claimed it as their own.

Q: So can we play with these cards?

A: Yes! That's the goal, at least! Obviously these are not "real" MtG cards, and shouldn't be sold or used in tournaments or anything, but if you have a printer and a couple hours to kill, you could make yourself a few decks' worth pretty easily!

Q: So these are all Thain-related?

A: Yep! And fair warning, there may be minor spoilers in some of the flavortext (though nothing plot-related or anything like that).

Q: Flavortext?

A: Flavortext! Oh, and if your character is quoted as saying something in the flavortext, it is now canon that they say it. They may not have said it yet, but we will assume that someday they will.

Q: Ok enough questions, where are these things?

A: -Clickedy-
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4:52:28 am GMT 02/16/21
Cuchuwyn Registered Member #24041 Joined: 4:19:01 am GMT 01/24/17
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Oh, one final thing- feel free to make your own cards in addition to these, and we may also add more here and there if we get inspired, especially as we get to know more PCs/find cool art!
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Shade Registered Member #24916 Joined: 2:58:00 pm GMT 01/23/19
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Cuchuwyn wrote ...
we may also add more here and there if we get inspired

I request one of Lily~
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Vaeltava Registered Member #1761 Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
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I love everything about this.
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