Jim Butcher Gen Con Q&A Notes 

valkyrie-reborn:

Back from Gen Con and figured I’d post this up here…

Beware of spoilers if you have not read Dresden Files up through the current book…

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Going into the office for work today — not sure if I’ll have any actual training stuff today or not, but odds are good I’ll be bored and get on Skype, reddit and Tumblr to keep myself sane.

nidoranduran:

lyraeon:

patrickat:

lyraeon:

Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.

GM: “Roll 2d10.”
Peter: “Red high. Twelve.”
GM: “You have 12 percent of a plan.”

The entire prison break scene was just Rocket’s player rolling knowledge checks on every turn until something worked.

  • When Drax’s player said, “I go into the phone booth and call Ronan to Knowhere”, the DM stared open-mouthed for a minute, then called break time. The rest of the party was speechless.
  • Pretty much just in general, Drax’s player is one of those people who thinks Chaotic Neutral means “throws self at shit for the lulz” and is really fortunate he didn’t have many other opportunities to derail the campaign.
  • Gamora’s player gets really exasperated by the entirety of the campaign. They rolled a character with a tragic backstory and clear hooks to the villain to expand on, and had no idea that everyone else was going to be so silly. It leads to begging the party to just once execute a normal plan because look at Gamora’s stealth bonus, this min/maxed assassin needs a chance to use her abilities, please.
  • Rocket’s a skill monkey who, if not for Drax’s grand display of idiocy, would have gladly derailed the campaign with absurd plans.
  • Groot was a joke idea someone came up with that people ended up liking too much.
  • Ronan’s confusion when Star Lord began dancing was the DM’s confusion verbatim.
  • The DM now vetoes Chaotic Neutral characters on principle.

captaindibbzy:

iwantanewduck:

colxcheeseburger:

[ dude I don’t even blame you. You know I’ve been considering it too ]

It’s not fulfilling a need for me anymore, y’know? It used to — and RPing on Skype sort of fills that need now, instead, but I’m not really getting much from Tumblr besides stress. And as much as I love and will miss everyone, I’m going to limit my exposure and be a little more picky — which is easier to do via IMs and stuff

Taking breaks from tumblr is important every now and then. It kind of puts it in to perspective. It’s supposed to be something fun,and if it’s not doing that it’s doing it wrong.

I absolutely agree — and I’ve also tried simple breaks. They helped for awhile, but ultimately the stress became too much, and it stopped being fun, y’know?

I’m not saying I won’t ever come back — because I very easily could — but for now my headspace just needs to be somewhere else

colxcheeseburger:

[ dude I don’t even blame you. You know I’ve been considering it too ]

It’s not fulfilling a need for me anymore, y’know? It used to — and RPing on Skype sort of fills that need now, instead, but I’m not really getting much from Tumblr besides stress. And as much as I love and will miss everyone, I’m going to limit my exposure and be a little more picky — which is easier to do via IMs and stuff

jamesgatzisalyingshit replied to your post: “jamesgatzisalyingshit replied to your post:Okay, at some point I am…”:
I know the feeling, I’m barely on my rp accounts cause things need to settle down for me

just expect to see me on here now instead of my RP accounts. I doubt I’ll be terribly active here, either, but feel free to wave!

colxcheeseburger:

iwantanewduck:

colxcheeseburger:

[ evidently I need to pay more attention to my dash cause I didn’t even realize you’d stopped tumblr RPing ]

I seriously haven’t been around for like… a week, maybe more lol

[ in my defense in the last week I have moved and finished school stuff so I haven’t been active til today really but like damn ]

I can understand missing it then :) I have just come to the conclusion that the world of RP on Tumblr has run it’s course for me, so I’m ready to move on. I’m still planning to RP on Skype and such, as stated in my posts on all my RP blogs, but I’m done with the stress from it all

colxcheeseburger:

[ evidently I need to pay more attention to my dash cause I didn’t even realize you’d stopped tumblr RPing ]

I seriously haven’t been around for like… a week, maybe more lol