Fabletop: The Death Tax

This is not a spell where you can raise a holy symbol and have your deity pay the cost for you.

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Doesn’t matter how tough or swift you made your character. Doesn’t matter what sort of broken, overpowered, totally legal character builds you’ve prepared.

Eventually, bad rolls are going to catch up to you. Eventually, you will bite off more than you can chew (alright, that one is more like “immediately” for most players). Or perhaps, and this is a BIG perhaps, you might be roleplaying character development and having your character give their life for a higher cause.

But mostly you die because of failed dice rolls and overwhelming force and/or numbers.

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An Aasimar paladin-druid delivers a divine smite in beast form.

So, what happens when we die? Theologians and scientists will give you all sorts of answers and criteria for considering that question, but thankfully for gamers, games have had more solid rules. Let’s look at them, shall we?

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Names: Blaming Naming Conventions

Which is kind of like if Westerners introduced their kids as “Loaded Pistol” or “Brave Smartness”.

And the bard doth said, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.”

And verily, I did reply “Sounds great, why don’t you pen The Tragedy of Sparkle Zappy Zappy Angel Eyes, King of Denmark?”

Maybe it does smell just as sweet, but SOUNDS is a different matter entirely. Let’s look into that, shall we?

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Final Week Fables: A Tall Tale

The volume of even his inside voice bowled over a handful of the small barefoot things. The stench of his breath knocked out a few more.

This week, I was uninspired in my free time and busy in my work time. I really felt like I didn’t want to do any writing when I reached the weekend.

So, did I take my own advice and take a break, or did I stubbornly push myself past the point of reason to essentially write one short story in one night?

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Shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

Well, why don’t you read it and decide for yourself how closely I took my own advice.

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Fabletop Classes: Monk He See, Monk He Do

Much like real martial arts, you’re taught that violence and self-defence are a last resort.

They are armed with steel armour, battleaxes, military training.

You are armed with your bare hands.

Then it is an even fight.

Welcome to the Monk class, student. Your journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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Just Write: Month 3.5

To me, it’s alright to just acknowledge “You know what? It was a tough week. I could use a break.”

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is indeed another report on my progress for my personal writing to make use of a month with 5 weekends. Do not feel alarmed, my regularly scheduled RPG post will return next week.

…Nobody was alarmed because nobody reads?

…And anybody who happens to be looking at this will likely have no idea of my post schedule?

…Well, whatever!

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Just Write: Month 3

Some writers go in with the entirety of things in mind, sure, but others make it up as they go along with only a few signposts to guide them.

Well, it’s that time of the month where I actually sit down to do creative writing!

And also blog about it simply, giving me a break from having to think of a topic!

So, how much progress did I make towards my dream of becoming a successful author?

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Power Class: Telepathy

Professor X? More like BRO-fessor X.

You are thinking “Wow! Another blog post! This is awesome!”

…That’s not it? What about “I can’t believe this blog is still going on…”?

…You don’t even think about this blog at all?

…Well, clearly I am not a telepath. So why not read on and see what it REALLY is?

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