you know how a coupla years back, just as the Outrage Machine was really starting to hum, there was this orthogonal push to stop tweeting about your lunch, because nobody cares about your sandwich? that was the thing I loved best about Twitter: people sharing their most mundane, their most regular experiences. It's like a warm blanket, mercifully free of judgement and outrage. I'm no Buddhist, but I really dig the concept of the sacredness of the every day.
I had grilled cheese with bacon, btw.
Spending an evening with my brand new Meze Classics. In many ways these are the polar opposite of my grado SR80s -- closed not open, wood not plastic, punchy bass not sparkly tops. They're refreshing and exciting to listen to and I promise not to go all audiophile nerd horseshit about it but I really really like them. 🎧
Somehow I have lost an entire cardboard box of random networking flotsam, including a half-dozen raspberry pi from a million years ago. Now I'm wondering if I donated it all and forgot? but that seems unlikely because I never would have done that without wiping the sd cards and I know I haven't done that lately.
...what have you done, chili.
It was looking dire for a while, but they randomly slowed the hydra with a Wand of Wonder, eliminating 7 of 8 attacks per round, and then the cleric's pet couatl (don't ask) bit it, poisoning it and knocking it unconscious. All in all a great encounter with lots of fun moments, but I realized too late that I had designed a single creature that ran like a horde. :D
Friday was D&D night. We hadn't had a serious combat encounter for a while and the party had just leveled so I wanted this one to be a biggun. They were traipsing around the Feywild and went to the Laughing Swamp, a region with a lair effect similar to Tasha's Hideous Laughter. I put a modified hydra in the middle of it guarding the maguffin blackberries they were after: https://froghat.club/beastiary/laughing_hydra/
At one point I was rolling 8 saves and 8 attacks per round! madness.
Ran the boys though their first young green dragon encounter today. nerfed the breath weapon to half dmg and didn't recharge it after the first use, and gave their druid NPC friend call lightning so their party of 4th level adventurers could take it down.
In the adventure if you reduce it to half HP it'll flee but the breath weapon is 12d6; hovering 15ft over them doing ~36 avg damage I would have easily TPKed in the first round. Seems wildly imbalanced for a starter adventure.
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