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Newbiespud 29th Sep 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Ah, recaps. If you know one thing about me by now, it's that I love it when the DM starts out the session with a big "PREVIOUSLY..."

You may not care too much about my other YouTube gaming stuff (and why would you), but I think this playthrough of The Magic Circle is turning out pretty well and is actually content worth watching, if only to showcase a really meta game (and I loooove really meta games).

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ANW 29th Sep 2015, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Rainbow Dash pretty much brought this one up.
How's the weather where you are right now?
Here, rain rain rain and more rain. 4 days in a row.
Digo 29th Sep 2015, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
It's raining and I LOVE IT!
Toric 29th Sep 2015, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
It's raining tacos...from outta the sky
Digo 29th Sep 2015, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Eww, I'm not eating any that hit the ground.
Xelmon 30th Sep 2015, 8:28 PM edit delete reply

Sunny with bit of over-cast, 68F, every day.

It'll get a bit old... Eventually.
Specter 29th Sep 2015, 7:50 AM edit delete reply
Nothing but clear blue skies, little cloud coverage, and a whole lot of sun...

It's really bad here.
Borg 29th Sep 2015, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
Oh, it's doing the normal thing where it threatens to rain all week, even though everybody knows it doesn't have the guts. You know, the same way September always ends.
ANW 29th Sep 2015, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
That's what happened last week over here.
Digo 29th Sep 2015, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
I hate it when Mother Nature teases rain and doesn't deliver.
Disloyal Subject 29th Sep 2015, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
After another week of sweltering sun, the autumn clouds are finally back. If the pattern holds, they'll be gone within two days.
(edit: Wow, I forgot how many of us were from California.)
Philadelphus 29th Sep 2015, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
It's sunny this morning here in Hawaii for the first time in a few weeks; the tropical storm southeast of the island seems to have passed by. I'm personally ready to be done with the whole "a new hurricane threatens the islands!" literally every week that was going on in August for a while. (None of them actually hit, thankfully, but still pretty annoying.)
Digo 29th Sep 2015, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
I feel your pain. Florida here gets that way every few years and it seems everyone gets overly panicky.
Venseyness 29th Sep 2015, 12:26 PM Here comes the sun edit delete reply
Yeah, pretty much only sun over here. For like, a month. They say California's supposed to be in a drought, but what about where I live in Connecticut?
Winged Cat 29th Sep 2015, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Out here in California, we are officially in a drought. High temperatures and mostly clear skies have turned to slightly chilly temperatures and clouding-up skies, but still not much rain. Supposedly that's going to turn around this winter; there are a lot of folk who'll be grateful if it does, even if it is supposed to overreact the other way. (I was actually given cause to look up the expense of diverting flood waters from the Mississippi all the way to the Rockies, where it'd add to the snow pack and melt as normal. Surprisingly, it would arguably almost be affordable...almost.)
Freelance 29th Sep 2015, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Still in the middle of a multi-year drought. I can only hope that the El nino comes in and lays about 30 feet of precipitation.
Necromancerg 29th Sep 2015, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
Send some of tat rain our way. California has been bone dry.
LegendofMoriad 29th Sep 2015, 8:46 PM Rain, Rain, Go Away edit delete reply
I haven't seen the sun in days. Then again, Autumn around here is always like this.
Random Person 29th Sep 2015, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Wisconsin here. Cloudy in the morning, sunny afternoon. Forecast calls for sun and lows in the forties. Might think about breaking out the jacket.
reynard61 29th Sep 2015, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
Our first "major" rain (about .30 in.) since July in Hoosierland. Current temp.: 62 degrees. Forecast evening temp.: 55 degrees.
DM's Choice 30th Sep 2015, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
Germany's having a nice golden autumn day. Clear and sunny sky, warm enough that you don't need a jacket (provided that you wear a pullover, though).
Eyepoppee 30th Sep 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Moderately sunny and cool, just the way I like it.
Dragonflight 30th Sep 2015, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
It's been averaging 15C in Ottawa for the last two weeks, and it's started raining, or threatening to rain, for the last week or so. The usual Fall lineup for Ontario. We might get snow as early as Halloween, although that doesn't happen often.
Raxon 29th Sep 2015, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
You know, after having watched the mentally advanced series, I realize that it fits so much better to d&d than the canon series.
AnonymousUserTheOnly 29th Sep 2015, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Of course, what new page wouldn't be complete without a dose of Raxon's unique insanity. Just like every episode just isn't complete without a little Pinkie Pie insanity. XD
Raxon 29th Sep 2015, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
"Screw you! Ah can drink all that likker!"
Toric 29th Sep 2015, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
F*** you, I can too eat all those apples!
Noxar 30th Sep 2015, 5:53 AM edit delete reply
No, screw you! I can lick all those drinkers!
Specter 29th Sep 2015, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
... *Face hoof*.
Digo 29th Sep 2015, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Well that escalated quickly.
Winged Cat 29th Sep 2015, 1:50 PM edit delete reply now you've got me picturing escalators made of apples, and realizing apples aren't the best building materials, nor would the weight of all those ponies using the escalator be the best way to squeeze out apple juice, though I wonder how good of a lubricant apple juice would make.

Or should I have skipped to that last step?
Raxon 29th Sep 2015, 3:52 PM edit delete reply
Watch the mentally advanced series, then reread the comic. You will see everything in a new light.
Zuche 29th Sep 2015, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
What if you were following the MAS before FID?

Say, if I dedicate some night to an archive binge of this series while watching a few hours of that series, am I celebrating a FID/MAS eve?
Delta 29th Sep 2015, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
It's starting to become a thing in my game of [THEY ARRIVE AT THE (x)] when we need to stop fucking about and actually skip ahead to arriving somewhere.
Delicious Taffy 30th Sep 2015, 2:41 AM edit delete reply
That's a fantastic idea. I should have started doing that ages ago.
Digo 29th Sep 2015, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
There was one time that I did a session recap with an interesting twist: It was from the perspective of the villain. The players found it amusing, but also it was encouraging because it gave them some OOC knowledge that their efforts are having an impact. And that kind of positive reinforcement made them happier to keep going.
Jennifer 29th Sep 2015, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
I'm writing a campaign journal from the PoV of NPCs; two entries have been newspapers (one proper, one sensational tabloid), two the ship's log of their current ride, and one a report on their doings written by their boss. The players haven't actually been playing close attention, so I've just put everything into a three-ring binder with an illustrated cover (eventually, I hope it will have character portraits).
Jennifer 30th Sep 2015, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
Actually, I just wrote a journal entry from the POV of *a* villain for tonight's session. The party is in the Orc Islands, investigating what appears to be a dragon-worshipping cult that is planning to invade human lands. Since one of the party members is part-dragon, they've managed to accidentally gain the favor of a dragon priest, who even taught two of the party members new skills. Now they're on their way to perhaps meet the dragon, and he's written a journal entry thanking the Great Dragon for sending him a sign of its favor, but injecting a bit of caution and suspicion too.
Evilbob 29th Sep 2015, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Ooohh... Perspective of Villain Recap? Fun!

Bonus points if you got any player to feel bad for the villain.

A free dinner on me if you were able to make the player feel so bad that he or she used that metagame knowledge and switched sides!
Digo 30th Sep 2015, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
I can make some pretty decent sympathetic villains. Not enough to get that free dinner though. Well, almost did once, but the team fighter prevented anyone from switching.
j-eagle12212012 29th Sep 2015, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
*Spoiler free*
Equestria Girls Friendship Games...

Wait I haven't watched it yet.
Why? Because the post credits scene contains a massive season 5 spoiler and I don't do spoilers

My review of Made in Manehatten will be on thursday

Digo 29th Sep 2015, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
I didn't think it was all that massive.
Albedoequals1 29th Sep 2015, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
It didn't feel like a spoiler; it was more like a silly excuse.
Zuche 29th Sep 2015, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
Without spoilers, I can tell you how to avoid the spoiler that worries you.

When the movie gets to its end, the "Friendship Games" logo appears on the screen. Stop the movie right there. You'll have seen all you need to see for the movie, and can leave the rest until the fifth season ends.
The Old One 29th Sep 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Assuming that they keep with the chronology and the movie takes place after (or in this case, during) the season finale, all it really does is hint at what Twi is doing for the finale.

Hint: Enterprise fell into the same trap, for different reasons
Digo 30th Sep 2015, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
But how did the 1701 escape the Tholian Web?
Winged Cat 29th Sep 2015, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Does it ever rain sideways in Equestria, except when they need to get water onto walls that have overhangs? That would seem a waste of perfectly good wind, just to ruin some umbrellas.
rem 29th Sep 2015, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
I ran an Alternity game based off of the Seeker 3000 miniseries from Marvel comics, where the last remnants of humanity were on board an arkship, looking for a new home, and were on the run from an alien race that was looking to feed the humans into the reactor core.
I started every session with "and when we last left off you were about to be fed to the God Ship Jakara..."
EXCEPT for the one session where they had actually been captured by the bad guys and were about to be fed into the reactor core.
that session I started with "when we last left off, nothing particularly important happened..."
rem 29th Sep 2015, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
no one found it as amusing as I did.
terrycloth 29th Sep 2015, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
I had one GM who started every session with "So, you're all dead."
Winged Cat 29th Sep 2015, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Your party was ghosts?
you know that guy 29th Sep 2015, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Sounds like someone was playing Wraith: the Oblivion.
Disloyal Subject 30th Sep 2015, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Whenever someone's connection dies, their return tends to get a "And as the Necrons advance on you, roll for initiative."
Now that we're playing Space Marines I fully expect the 'Crons to be replaced with half a dozen Carnifexes.
sidhe3141 29th Sep 2015, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
Okay, did anyone else hear RD's line in Cecil Baldwin's voice?
Scribejay 30th Sep 2015, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
Yes and going to be disappointed if the next comic isn't just some random song while we all stand around for a few minutes.
Moueska 3rd Oct 2015, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
YES, ME TOO. I have to go delete my other comment now.
HopeFox 30th Sep 2015, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
I do love starting a session with "Previously..." or "When last we left our heroes...".

Particularly if it's actually "When last we left our heroes... and Cedric...", or "When last we left our band of heroic samurai... and the Scorpion..."
Someone 1st Oct 2015, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
Hey! Scorpions are heroic too. Just, in their own way.
Archone 30th Sep 2015, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. The weather here is... actually quite nice. Cool and comfortable and wonderful... because pretty much everyone has climate control because on the other side of our walls is the same Mojave desert that Fallout: NV is set in.
Blueblade 30th Sep 2015, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
So what you're saying is that Rainbow Dash is the "Weather Pony" ?
Moueska 3rd Oct 2015, 5:04 AM ... And now, the weather edit delete reply
Thanks to "Welcome to Night Vale" I always expect for some indie song pulled straight out of a grab bag of genres to start playing immediately after someone announces the weather.

And Rainbow Dash's voice was deeper this week because of it.
TechUnadept 7th Nov 2015, 11:13 PM News edit delete reply
Film at 11.