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by RPG Dinosaur
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 2107

Re: Halloween

All I know is that if I had kids I would take the time to check their treats and prevent them from potentially ingesting crap like narcotics and razor blades. Of course people can take or leave the information as they see fit.
by RPG Dinosaur
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: A Most Wonderful Experience!
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: A Most Wonderful Experience!

Awesome, I'm happy for you both. Age eight is about when I started playing too.
by RPG Dinosaur
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 2107

Re: Halloween

As a Halloween enthusiast it breaks my heart to post this, but even though I initially got some of the details wrong I knew I had seen a news teaser from one of the Seattle stations about tainted Halloween candy: https://komonews.com/news/local/oregon-mom-finds-pill-inside-packaged-halloween KOMO is...
by RPG Dinosaur
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 2107

Re: Halloween

I'm starting to believe my wife in that tainted treats is a urban myth, has it EVER happened? I've heard that same point of view that your wife has, and while I think tainted treats is something that has been greatly exaggerated since at least the early 80's, I do believe it has occurred; and, sadl...
by RPG Dinosaur
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 2107

Re: Halloween

There's a mall not far from my place, and I think most people nowadays just take their kids there, as all the stores will give out candy. It's warmer, bad weather isn't an issue, it's well lit, etc. So probably why I don't see many or even any trick o' treaters any more these days. Also, the parent...
by RPG Dinosaur
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 2107

Re: Halloween

Yeah Jaded, I did have a good Halloween, despite only having 8 Trick or Treaters. I thought that the lack of wind and rain would mean more Trick or Treaters. :? Glad I decided to take a year off of putting up the orange lights as few people were out. The highlight of the day was that I marched in ou...
by RPG Dinosaur
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: 42nd Anniversary of the term Jump the Shark
Replies: 3
Views: 8586

Re: 42nd Anniversary of the term Jump the Shark

I too recall that episode from my younger years, and had purged it from memory until just now. Can I send you my therapist's bill? :D Fun Fact: The opposite of 'jumping the shark' (the specific point where a show's decline in quality can be easily observed as having started) is 'growing the beard' ...
by RPG Dinosaur
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: 42nd Anniversary of the term Jump the Shark
Replies: 3
Views: 8586

42nd Anniversary of the term Jump the Shark

Just a quick post to commemorate the birthday genesis of the term 'Jump the shark' or jumping the shark. It was on this evening forty-two years ago that the infamous episode of Happy Days aired (actually titled 'Hollywood: Part Three'), where Fonzarelli accepts a dare to jump on water skis over a pe...
by RPG Dinosaur
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How many 'names' the same in your group??
Replies: 3
Views: 7195

Re: How many 'names' the same in your group??

I seem to be the only responding who hasn't had that come up.
by RPG Dinosaur
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Best Wife Ever!
Replies: 16
Views: 46273

Re: Best Wife Ever!

JadedDM wrote:She did a great job. Probably better than I could have done myself, even.

That's just what I was going to type. :)
by RPG Dinosaur
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Soccer
Replies: 3
Views: 22364

Re: Soccer

Just glad that they got the second goal, and didn't get the win solely from a PK.
by RPG Dinosaur
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Defeating the sleep spell.
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

Re: Defeating the sleep spell.

"is it metagaming to allow someone to buy up dozens of piglets, or carry 50+ rats with them, even if not a caster, so all the animals fall asleep first, before their character would Not only would I not allow it because it is metagaming, but the logistics of carrying around dozens of piglets o...
by RPG Dinosaur
Tue May 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Best Wife Ever!
Replies: 16
Views: 46273

Re: Best Wife Ever!

The flip side of this was that my wife, who doesn't like fantasy movies/TV shows at all, got her first experience with GoT in a pub so packed she couldn't get to the bar, and watched an episode that was all combat, and all so dark it was barely visible, and was bored to death for 82 minutes. And ev...
by RPG Dinosaur
Tue May 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.
Replies: 5
Views: 14062

Re: I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.

Blast it! Got the computer back last week. Noticed when I would leave it for a few hours it would go into a deeper version of sleep. The monitor would come back, but it wouldn't receive any input from the tower. :x Fortunately, the place I took it to the first time has a ninety-day warranty on thei...
by RPG Dinosaur
Fri May 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.
Replies: 5
Views: 14062

I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.

Yeah, my desktop has been at the shop for the last ten days. The dvd/cd insert had stopped opening, with one of my Twilight Zone dvds still inside, and there were some other issues that needed attention. Unfortunately, these have occurred after the warranty expired. :sucks: Been real busy as well, b...