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by Mantis
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12694

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

A lot of live chats nowadays are just bots. They're typically useless unless you have a very specific problem that you can accurately describe so it directs you to the right phone helpline.
by Mantis
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes
Replies: 641
Views: 22893

Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

I'm not really sure what else to add for flavour so I think just making a reskinned teleportation helm would be a fun start, I'd just make it as a ring.
by Mantis
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1432

Re: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019

I haven't really understood the hype for this either. It looks generic as hell. A big part of it is that it is Obsidian doing a game that is similar to Fallout NV. I can understand people being reticent but I don't think it looks generic, there are very few games out there that looks like this does...
by Mantis
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes
Replies: 641
Views: 22893

Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Likewise. None of the other feats really fit my characters theme so I went for a straight up wisdom increase. From looking up the sale value of the jugs contents, assuming I sold everything at say half the price you'd pay in stores, I could feasibly sell 2 vials of acid to make 24 gold a day! Would ...
by Mantis
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1432

Re: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019

I haven't really understood the hype for this either. It looks generic as hell.
by Mantis
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: The Humble Bundle, Weekly & Store Deals Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 4976

Re: The Humble Bundle, Weekly & Store Deals Thread

Neat idea but the prices are pretty high in comparison to what the Monthly sub offers. I paused a lot of months on my subscription this year and I bet the same option won't be available with the new system, or it'll make you lose the old pricing if you do.
by Mantis
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Elephant in the Room - Brexit
Replies: 609
Views: 27341

Re: The Elephant in the Room - Brexit

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... -estimates

So that's 2.1% poorer over 15 years with May's deal to 6.7% with Boris'.

And Labour rebels look set to vote for this.
by Mantis
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes
Replies: 641
Views: 22893

Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Going by the basic rules for minimum levels, the most I could make right now would be a rare item costing 5000gp. And looking at the item list, that would be something like the helm of teleportation. So I'd probably aim for something similar unless we could modify characteristics and spells a bit to...
by Mantis
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes
Replies: 641
Views: 22893

Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

On the matter of training out of hours or studying etc. that was briefly mentioned in the session. Would it be possible for Sage to study his books on teleportation, scrying and planar travel over a period of time in order to then spend more time and resources crafting a relevant magical item? I've ...
by Mantis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes
Replies: 641
Views: 22893

Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

I'm pretty sure that to get something out of a bag of holding you have to know it's in there and mentally will it into your hands. So the excuse that you didn't expect to find a body in there really doesn't fly. :lol:
by Mantis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes
Replies: 641
Views: 22893

Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Still good. Though it'd be handy if we could only run until half 9 tonight as I've got a very early start tomorrow.
by Mantis
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
Replies: 69
Views: 3067

Re: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

Interesting you should mention the RPG lite mechanics that Ubisoft seem to be cramming into every single game they make, Ian. I'm just finishing off AC Origins and have found the changes over the original format to make the game a fair bit more interesting. Watching clips for Odyssey though and it s...
by Mantis
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Wanking now requires a Govt pass
Replies: 19
Views: 1216

Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/201 ... ion-system

Abandoned.

It was clearly unworkable in the first place, but at least they've come to terms with that rather than enforcing a ridiculous system.
by Mantis
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes
Replies: 641
Views: 22893

Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

I'll likely be back pretty late tomorrow so Thursday would be easier for me.
by Mantis
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12694

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

I've had something similar for nearly a week now. Perpetual feelings of a stuffy nose and lump at the back of my throat like you get in the early stages of a full blown cold when you know you're about to come down with it big time. It's been nothing more than a constant irritant all week, though luc...