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Welcome to the new /vx/ board - Videoganes and Paranormal! Just as mlpol was born of the merging of two wildly different topics into a single merged board, this board combines the topics of 4chans /v/, /x/, and /tg/ boards. And while /vint/ did not live on as we did, this board pays homage to the board, created and killed by an indifferent 4chan administration, in the flags that adorn this board.

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It's Harmony Day!!!
Why does this board have flags and image IDs anyway? Neither /v/ nor /x/ had them. I guess the flags could have been in the spirit of our sister board /vint/, but /vint/ didn't have poster IDs either.

Spiritual War as a Christian
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Forgive them.
Command that which ails you thus:
"Go to my GOD, and to my lord Jesus Christ and pray with all thine heart, all thine mind, all thine spirit, all thine faculties, all thine body, all thine strength, all thine being, and all thine self. Pray as one ought. Pray GOD turns your heart to GOD. Pray GOD turns all you are towards GOD. Amen."
Peace be upon you.
You shall know them by their works, send them. By name, by being, by identity, by identifier, by fruit, by work, or by which you name It.
Speak/Think at It.
Send them.
Be not glad you command such, be glad your name is written in heaven.
Be glad.

Partake in the Good Word. Pray so as to talk with GOD, Jesus Christ, your guardian angel. Turn towards GOD and give everything and more.
For your Wife/Husband, your children, your mother, your father, your brother, your sister may also be prayed in this way.
For Catholics they must be by Blood.
For everyone and everything else.
Do thus:
"My GOD, I ask to be in accordance with your will. I ask that my words and works are in accordance with your will. I ask what ought I do?"
-t. Anonymous. Source: in accordance.
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Our Father Loves (You)

As you might suspect we're nearing the end times as always, that's what happens when the time keeps ticking down.

What is going to happen is everyone (speaking colloquially about the whole population of the world) is going to get what they constantly ask for with their heart and mouth. The thing is how they recieve it.
Which brings us to the seals, tribulations, trumpets, cups and the end.
In the Old Testament the stories and persons are shadows foreshadowing God's Son Jesus who is the likeness of His Father.
The Jews have finished the Third Temple.
That's a shadow of what is nigh. The Third Temple is nearly complete.
As in its happening, we're at the cusp.
Build the relationship with God through Jesus.
Anyway point being it's happening, and importantly perhaps even more importantly is considering revelation through a child's eyes.
The Mountain is God. Reaching Him (He reached to us and is continually knocking) is the biggest point.
Who is God's Fire?
More to the point is How is God's Fire.
Purifying, and He who is The Helper, The Holy Spirit, is depicted as Fire.
When Jesus spoke to two men on the road their hearts were on FIRE.
The Fruit of The Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
The foreshadowing and the preparations point to Him.
Remember this is done in God's way, who heals everyone who asks and saves them from the yolk of death, slavery to rebelling against good.
The people who believe in Jesus are the Church and when they congregate is also the Church.
The wedding feast is fast approaching. The beginning of awesome times are upon us.
May be too late for sailing, exploring ect. We're just in time to witness God again.
What does this call for? Incredibly deep reliance on God with faith, hope and belief.
There are human and human-adjacent making some stuff happen. Be on the lookout.

<Time for some schizo dream stuff.
Keeping the scorpian in place as it tries to excape to sting and pinch and do that sort of stuff.
Plastic with paperbacking, slightly open.
Tried containing it, and it kept slipping away when I lost focus.
-Multiple attempts with different bowl like things.
I asked for some help and I recieve.
A wrench with clamp holding it in place. Laying under neath held at the back. What is said is that a slight mist of bleach is put on the outside of the shell.
Curled up trying to excape and sting.
Tore out of its own shell and everything. Like shrimp or a pistachio.
That shocked me that it curled up in the one single way just to keep going in the move.
-so suprising I woke very early in the morning.
-_I wanted to eat it and that is very suprising and shocking, once my waking mind kicked in.
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>Transvestite parent flips out over Christian Storytime.
It's just a meme... for now.
Full continual accepting of The Holy Ghost's Prayers
God wants your joy to be full and complete.
Experiencing The Fruit of The Holy Spirit is great. I don't have words to put the sensations and fullness of hope and joy and self-control and much much more all as God intended. For me there's still more to savor and experience.
There is a difference between works and The Fruit of The Holy Spirit.
-According to hostile forces positive traits are just the summation of various factors that can be pulled apart and reconstructed yet under still undergoes deterioration and can be destroyed.
-The Holy Spirit and The Fruit has to be recieved.
Digging good soil, watering, caring for the seed, the feeding and nurturing is something God wants to do with you. God has done and is doing heavy lifting (if you were to do so on your own it would be very hard labor).
Partaking in God's rest and being with God as He clears the field, puts good soil, waters, cares and tends with you. The kingdom of Heaven grows within and The Fruit multiply.
Typically when a person prays it's either spoken, thought, in action, and or in heart. Praying in a similar way as The Holy Spirit in 'spirit' (the deepest core The Evil can't know) means praying with The Holy Spirit akin to and with The Holy Spirit.
Pray that everything The Holy Spirit Prays for is done continuously and always affirm and accept what The Holy Spirit Prays for.
>That Means saying automatically agreeing and endorsing The Holy Spirit's Prayers.
As in always. As for why I suggest this in conjunction with regular prayer is two-fold with more factors included.
<God is trustworthy and good.
<Regular prayer has much to be known, automatically accepting is robust and efficient and displays trust and love.
In that way and by asking, people can pray in 'the spirit' which transcends time and space. The volume, depth and details and so much more and muchness is immense.
Faster than thought and more continual.
I'm fairly certain The Holy Spirit (The Father and Jesus) led me to this.
The difference between a terrarium and inter-galactic farm practices doesn't even scratch the surface.
-The 'Our Father' Prayer is important.
-Thank You God is important.
-Automatic rubber stampping is yet an additional prayer utility.
Loving God and Loving One Another is joyous.
Point being as the last seventh week (seven years) draws near, making the most of the 'paused' time till that last seventh week resumes.
We're going to need to do this as The Enemy is going to 'successfully' suppress every member of Jesus Christ.
>Prophetic word says the church (body of Christ) will be in decline possibly stalemate? to fulfill what is confirmed.
However while the ending decline is confirmed, let's do the incredible maximizing the opportunity God is giving.
After all total victory is God's and is assured and confirmed.
Thank you God. Thank you everyone.
While slightly adjacent to spiritual warfare. Here's the run down.
God had the Emperor Nebuchadnezzar, he thought it was his doing and not God's for the bounties and richness of his life, reduced to an animal and restored with even more.
Seven periods of time after verbally saying that and him being restored. He praises God and his empire flourishes even more than before.
In seven units of time God made everything and rested.
The Lord of the Seventh day draws near. Jesus Christ is practically at the doorstep we have anywhere from just about now to roughly thirty years, counting down each moment.
Please consider and accept the gifts God has for you and join in properly at the wedding celebration and the after party.

Strip Poker Night at the Inventory
There is an open-source lewd flash game that is quite fun to play. "Strip Poker Night at the Inventory" is exactly what it says on the tin: it is a spoof of Telltale's classic "Poker Night at the Inventory" and features all types of anime characters playing strip poker. I found about it by chance on DB as there were screenshots of Rarity (somehow alone). MLP has a strong presence in the game thanks to such contributors as HorseCatDraws and Tavi959, with Rarity being the latest addition to the "main roster" as she was added a couple of months ago. Twilight and Pinkie Pie have been present for a few months longer and Rainbow Dash is currently in testing (you can play against her in the "testing presets" section). Thus there's high promise to eventually being able to play against every member of the Mane 6, even if they're >no hooves. You can try out the game at https://spnati.net/#

It's actually a quite decent poker game played against four AI opponents. You can pick any combination of 119 characters (not including those in testing) who come from a variety of different fictional works, especially anime series. You can choose your own attributes and clothing to wear which will affect how characters respond to you. Every round the player with the worst hand has to strip away an article of clothing; once naked losing again mandates public masturbation. Whoever is left at the end of the game doesn't need to strip any more and wins. Different characters have more or fewer layers of clothing (making them harder or easier to beat, respectively) and each has a hidden difficulty level which is how good the AI plays poker (officially no character can actually cheat). New characters can be made by anyone: you just have to make character models with Flash assets, write corresponding dialogue lines for different scenarios, and put it together with basic code. A new character is then critiqued by experienced contributors and if good enough is put into testing. After further development the character is reviewed again and, if a pass is given by the general community, is put into the main game. Characters that don't make it can still be found in the downloadable version of the game.

Obviously it's 2D flash characters so you can find better porn (with or without hooves) elsewhere and it's just one type of poker. What sets this game apart is the unique dialogue you can get for different groups of characters which can be entertaining and even humorous. I'd classify the dialogue into six types: gameplay, environmental, stripping, scripted, character, and easter egg. "Environmental" dialogue is the sparsest and consists of offhand comments about what background you choose. Gameplay dialogue is also simple and is how characters respond to what hands they get. "Stripping dialogue" is how characters react to what choice of clothes you or another character takes off, whether apathetic, disappointed (common with accessories or shoes), horny or embarrassed, as well as what a character says when at a specific sequence of removing clothing. Character-based dialogue is the most interesting and is the reason you will keep selecting particular characters, as when faced with certain other characters (whether from the same franchise or a different one) unique interactions may occur. "Easter egg" dialogue happens in unusual situations that the writer accounts for: for example, if Pinkie loses three hands in a row she becomes Pinkamena (I somehow got this in my first game against her).

There is a wide variance in the quality and replayability of characters. Generally speaking, the more lines a character has the more character-based dialogue will happen. Often this means conversations with a wider variety of characters, but it can also mean more in-depth conversations with a couple of particular characters to the point that playing the same group will get very different dialogue. Twilight is the best MLP character thanks to her 1500+ lines, over 300 poses and 2 unique epilogues. An epilogue is a visual-novel-type animation that you can watch if you win a game with a character in that game. Although Raven from TT has fewer lines and poses I'd rank her as one of the best simply because of her top-notch epilogues. Misato doesn't have an epilogue but makes for good games thanks to plenty of lines and one of the few characters to actually have animation in-game (ditto for Remilia). The Vandread characters have an autistic amount of effort put into lines and epilogues. I haven't played against every character, let alone unlocked every epilogue (I'm not THAT much of a degenerate) but the variety in behavior and "gimmicks" is quite astounding.

Like Horse Porn Game (>>237282) there's no sound so put on Cassiopeia or your favorite background music. Unlike that game you're less there for the sex and more for the interaction (in fact, you'll grow tired of the end-game as the dialogue is increasingly repetitive). Also as other players drop out the game becomes harder as it's less likely for someone to have worse luck than you; you may be frustratingly close to getting an epilogue only to have to restart. It's also annoying that you cannot input any dialogue (even the most basic) yourself, making you a passive observer of what others say rather than instigating further dialogue. Still, for an open-source Flash game it is quite impressive and unfortunately very unknown. One of my concerns is that as the character numbers increase the amount of character-based dialogue every character must have for conversation also increases, leading to an exponential requirement of effort. The alternative is having stilted generic conversations, which makes me sad as the "what if X and Y met" possibilities are part of the appeal of the game. Still, as more people make characters, write dialogue, and develop epilogues it will continually get better.
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>at the inventory
Wow, i get porn AND i unlock the lugermorph? How can i lose?
Rainbow Dash has been added to the game as well as a conditional epilogue that's unlocked when you beat the four ayys. Her character has received a lot more polish and the epilogue is substantial as well, featuring the Mane 6 + Sunset Shimmer + SciTwi.
Never fear.
The reddit army is here.
Looks like that was a false alarm.
Take a hike paki.

Occupied Equestria - Awakening
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Ambergriff wonders her way through the bog at night, looking for safety. Silver leads a heroic assault on the infiltrators before they can destroy the city. Both will have to wake soon...

Hopefully Spark's line will continue soon as well.
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>what these spells do
Posie's spell list is the Dread Necromancer spell list. It contains the necromancy spells in the player's handbook, plus a couple others. It's overall a very limited spell list, consisting only of necromancy spells:
Although she has more spell known than a typical Sorcerer, her spell selection is very, very limited. Her abilities mostly consist with causing fear, disease, debuffing or attacking with negative energy. She has Summon Undead which gives her some direct damage options. She notably doesn't get animate dead until level 8, so until then she's basically a melee fighter attacking with her Charnel Touch and Inflict spells.
The Dread Necromancer is a fixed-list caster, like the Warmage or Beguiler. She has a lot of spells on paper, but most of her spells only do different iterations of the same thing (fear, negative energy attack, debuffs, create/control undead), and she can never gain any additional spells other than the ones she gained through the feats I listed. Posie can never learn to cast Fireball, Protection from Arrows, Fabricate, Shield, Shocking Grasp, Tiny Hut, etc. She has no offensive evocation spells, very few utility spells, hardly any battlefield control spells, and even fewer buffing spells.
The Dread Necromancer is a fixed-list casters, based on the Warmage. Similar to the Warmage, which knows almost all of the Evocation spells in the players handbook, it's abilities are consistent because it only knows evocation spells. The Warmage was printed in the Mini's handbook and designed to be simple to play and balance, because it's spells mostly just do different kinds of direct damage. The Dread Necromancer is a similar case.

>what are essentially MG42s have been used in combat before
Are you using d20 Modern rules for modern weaponry? Iirc, that was a reflex save vs damage.
No offense, but the way you describe it, it sounds like my high-HP necromancer with some extra summoning spells isn't exactly the biggest balance concern here when I'm hearing about NPCs attacking the party with machine guns and bombs.
>combat mages who use deflective shields to bolster their submachine guns
That sounds like a pretty brutal encounter, depending on what kind of stats you were using for the gun. d20 Modern machine guns are pretty strong if you have Burst Fire.
I can't do any deflective shields though. My defenses come from light armor, high Undead HP, and a bit of damage reduction.

>has happened in the past and is probably going to happen in the future
Yeah, yeah, all of the rest of us bore witness to it on the overboard. I'm braced for severe autism.
>Obviously if you don't want to you don't have to, but other players... probably will
I originally wrote Posie as an implicit necrophiliac (I am NOT one irl though, fyi), since necromancers like Pale Masters, Thralls of Orcus and Yathrinshee all tend to be sexual degenerates, but she's a Half-vampire, so she'd naturally still have an attraction to living things. I didn't sign up to ERP unsolicited or push obscure fetishes on the game though. The door is open.
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>Well, this highlights why I need to get a feel of how powerful she is.
Well, to summarize things, her defenses are very strong for a caster, due to undead benefits. She has some self-healing capabilities, high HP, natural armor, light armor and damage reduction. I made her specifically this way because I expected her to get sprayed with bullets in the war setting: I really like the aesthetic of an undead character getting peppered with bullets, but still walking through the gunfire an attacking the enemy, immune to pain and fear. It's like a horror movie trope.
However, in terms of combat with monsters and most of d&d as expected, she's just average defensively, maybe a bit below average, because she's still not an actual warrior.

Offensively, she's basically a mediocre warrior. She has a Slam attack that does some melee damage and a high Str score. She has simple weapon proficiency one martial weapon (I chose the compound bow, since she's the white horseman of the apocalypse, and because it compliments her undead Strength), but she has no base attack bonus or feats to back it up, so it will only be good for a couple levels. I don't know how you handle firearms proficiency, but at least at the beginning I planned to only use the longbow, because the Dread League is low tech. Her offensive options consist of summoning skeletons, casting touch-range inflict spells, and using her Charnel Touch (which is basically a lvl 1 Inflict spell).

Skills-wise, she's a low-skilled specialist mage. I spread out her skills thinly to get synergy bonus from 5 Ranks in each of the key skills. Her main skill specialties are going to be Intimidate, Bluff, Concentration, Spellcraft, and Knowledge (Religion, Arcana). She's meant to be a social character based on deception and fear mongering. Her racial bonuses give her minor stealth abilities that will only be relevant at early levels because I don't have the skill points to increase them.

Magic Wise, she's a specialist in necromancy and black magic, and very little else. She lacks most of the offensive evocation, defensive buffing, utility divination, no teleportation (it hurts, but it can't be helped).
I think after reading her spell list, you'll find that her spells are powerful, but easier to deal with than the selection that a typical Sorcerer or Wizard, because since her spellcasting is specialized she's unlikely to surprise you. She also doesn't have very any of the annoying Wizard tricks like "Skip the adventure plot" (Scry + Teleport) or "break the economy" (Wall Of Iron + Fabricate) or "Hahaha, fuck your monsters" (various offensive spells combined with battlefield control) any of those other tricks that give GM's headaches.
Also, at lvl 3, she can only cast 1st level spells. She can't even animate dead until lvl 8.
At lvl 8, if I get there, your attitude towards her powers might change, because she'll suddenly change from a mediocre pseudo-warrior to a master of dozens of undead minions.
She has no Metamagic feats, so just expect her spells do what they would normally do.

Special qualities wise, she's what you'd expect from a Half-vampire who is also undead. She has some limited ability to charm people, emergency fast healing 1 when below half health. As an undead, she has the usual immunities, which make several of her class features redundant (Mental Bastion, Negative Energy resistance, etc). Her biggest blanket immunity is her immunity to mind effecting attacks, although Terrors Of The Deadlands created an option to give a variant weakness to make the undead vulnerable to mind effecting while decreasing it's LA and CR, so I could take that if you're not fond of the blanket immunity.
Spellstitching could give her a small selection of spell-like abilities with limited use.
She's also made with the benefit of the assumption that at the cost of her starting wealth she could have had access to necromancers from the Dread League who could create her under ideal conditions, her Apprentice feat means that her Mentor is a Dread Necromancer of at least 8th level, so her Mentor would have used Undead Mastery to give her bonus HP and an enhancement bonus to Str and Dex. Desecrate means bonus HP. The Corpsecrafter feat tree means a tiny bit more HP, in addition to a bonus to speed/initiative, cold damage on her slam attack, and increased turn resistance.

Note that I was going to add a couple undead weaknesses from Terrors Of The Deadlands to decrease her CR and thus the cost to create her, so I have a bit left over for a wand. Will probably at least include the ones listed above, plus maybe material vulnerability (wood).

>Mostly I'd like to flesh more out. What jumped out to me was Gloomy's woobie status; he'd probably become a favorite of the other players quickly
Well, I meant him to be cute. I thought he could be fun for character development or comic relief. Something about a psychotic necromancer committing various war crimes, and then speaking sweetly to the colt that she's totally-not-grooming-for-sacrifice humors me.

>If I assume she's way OP, but she's not even close, her challenges are probably going to be a bit higher than they ought to be.
I'm a good sport. I won't get pissy just because my evil little pseudo-vampire dies from an overpowered fight. I might feel a little bit annoyed if I feel like I'm just killed with zero options to fight back or avoid it, but overall it's just roleplay, so throw whatever you have at me.
I just hope that, even if you're not using XP, you'll let me level up with a degree of fairness proportional to whatever challenges you throw at me.

>Equestria follows the "historical" playthrough of Equestria at War save for New Mareland's Empire. I think that The Dread League will usually be Society of Bones in a historical playthrough, so that may make most sense.
Okay. I'll take note of that.
>I might be more comfortable with more characters than with supernatural qualities, since it's easy for me to quantify the effects of another melee fighter, and more characters allows for roleplay possibilities.
Well, I also thought I should cut them because I couldn't actually afford them as thralls, but if they're NPCs that represent factions of the Dread League that could be a thing.
I could still make them now though, given some time. What level should they be?
Amber Sunset
Amber turns to the other griffons. "We need to split up and search for it. Let's meet back here in ten minutes."

>I'm open to suggestions.
There's not much to add, though I would like to remark on just how different Posie is from everypony else. She's a stillborn alicorn turned into a dark messiah necromancer and none of the other PCs come close in strangeness. By comparison, a kirin druid and a Sevrayanan war hero are decidedly average in comparison not to mention my own character, who is intentionally as boringly ordinary as you can get. It's a very creative concept for a character and I hope to see her in-game, but it will be an "Aerith and Bob" situation unless if she disguises herself. Maybe she will need to balance her need to stay inconspicuous with her true nature's hautiness? And if she does disguise herself she needs to worry about ponies mistaking her as a changeling, since everypony is paranoid about them as they are also disguised as ordinary ponies.

>I do need to say that for many of the characters in Occupied, who have no magical abilities, I like to contrast them against the supernatural, especially against cosmic horrors, as it is something alien to them. Posie, because she will be by far and away the most knowledgeable player character, and frankly above most non-player characters in the setting, is most likely going to receive mundane horrors as a contrast because it would be alien to her. The setting is modeled on the world wars, so there is a lot of mundane horror to work with.
This is perfect! I do find it interesting how, compared to OE, threats in FiM are usually the eldritch variety rather than mundane. And the whole point of EaW is that the ponies of the show are contrasted with the mundane horror of world war which they're ill-equipped for.

>No offense, but the way you describe it, it sounds like my high-HP necromancer with some extra summoning spells isn't exactly the biggest balance concern here when I'm hearing about NPCs attacking the party with machine guns and bombs.
Actual machine guns (not just SMGs, though those are used by more serious threats too) don't pop up as often as you'd think so you don't have to worry that much about them. I don't think we've encountered actual heavy weapons like tanks or bombs in combat yet either; they will likely be at higher levels.

To me it looks fine. Also balance is a secondary objective compared to fun. I consider Silver Sword the strongest active PC, probably stronger than Iron and definitely stronger than Amber, but that's perfectly OK. It's up to the DM and it might take a little while for him to go through everything since he's often busy.
> and can't use conventional healing items
Now if your character can't heal very efficiently, that's a serious reduction in power.
>I was kind of fond high HP though, since I'm outright destroyed if I go to 0
Okay, that's a fair argument for needing more HP
>Gloomy is not a realistic child. He's a tortured soul bred and raised for pony-sacrifice, possessed by an ancient demon, and comes from a society where being raped by vampires or eaten by ghouls is a fact of life, and by some latent talent/insanity remains alive anyway. He also acts affectionate to his "mother" despite her being demonstrably evil, narcissistic, cruel and generally insane.
>I meant him to be cute. I thought he could be fun for character development or comic relief

>My inspirations for him were Stygian (season 8), Chrona (Soul Eater), and various Binding Of Isaac characters.
I have seen this pony show, yes. Not those other things though
I will look through them when I have the time

>Are you using d20 Modern rules for modern weaponry? Iirc, that was a reflex save vs damage
Mostly I've been winging it so far

>No offense, but the way you describe it, it sounds like my high-HP necromancer with some extra summoning spells isn't exactly the biggest balance concern here when I'm hearing about NPCs attacking the party with machine guns and bombs
In the few instances where machine guns have shown up, the players have command over a literal dozen NPCs, and with weapons like machine guns and mortars. There has been no bombs or indirect fire artillery.

>That sounds like a pretty brutal encounter

>I originally wrote Posie as an implicit necrophiliac
Well okay then...
I haven't really finished writing him. The book is still open. The general theme is sad + cute + a bit creepy. It's still in writing.
Gloomy is conceptually meant to be either the perfect Slaymate or a potential apprentice. Posie does attend to his wellbeing and health and makes him feel cared for, in her own ways.
>if your character can't heal very efficiently, that's a serious reduction in power
I will not undersell you on my abilities: I *can* heal efficiently, just in limited ways.
I can heal, it's just that I can't really be healed by others or by items, which means I have to rely on my class resources (and by extension, my own action economy) entirely.
>Not those other things though
Not super relevant anyway. Only a vaguely allusion that I actually meant to cut out before posting.
>I've been winging it so far
>players have command over a literal dozen NPCs
Well, that's my plan as a necromancer.
>okay then...
Also not super relevant, plus open to recommendation/development/rewrite.

Anyways, I'll finish up my character and start whenever you're ready.

Per player recommendation, I've been trying to backread (skim) some old posts, although it's pretty convoluted and difficult to follow. Something peaked my interest though. What is this "Curwhinny's Farm" place? I read something about ghouls lairing there.
That adventure seems to stretch across multiple threads, and I can't tell if it was ever really resolved or what it was really about, but the site itself interests me, because although Rosie wouldn't really know anything about Equestrian politics or history, she might know rumors about any local undead.

>none of the other PCs come close in strangeness
>decidedly average in comparison
See, that's where I'm a little hesitant to insert my edgy pseudo-vampire special snowflake into your tea party, because I don't want to be a dick. I can rewrite my character however the rest of you would prefer, if you wish.
>It's a very creative concept for a character and I hope to see her in-game
Oh, that makes me feel better about it then.
>Maybe she will need to balance her need to stay inconspicuous with her true nature's hautiness?
>disguise herself
Yeah, that's kind of the point. It's the attitude of undead monsters with any interest in mingling with the living (vampires, etc) have, if they're interested with their continued existence. Also an attitude necromancers carry.
Posie herself looks like a normal unicorn at a glance, being the type of Necropolitan that looks more like a vampire. She's stark white like fresh snow (and just as fluffy) with a crimson mane. Her most monstrous feature is her eyes, piercing and frightful, just slightly sunken in their sockets (which could be mistaken for mascara),
>"Let me into the cemetery. I am normal, and can be trusted around corpses."
>needs to worry about ponies mistaking her as a changeling, since everypony is paranoid about them as they are also disguised as ordinary ponies
Well, I guess that'll be a challenge then. Going to have to beat the changelings at their own game. Sounds like fun.

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The Skinwalker: A Naturalistic Hypothesis
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I've been wondering about skinwalkers lately. Specifically, I've been wondering if there's any truth behind them, and whether or not that truth can be boiled down to a so-called "rational explanation." Now when I say "skinwalker," I'm referring more to the creature that frequents greentexts on /x/ and /k/ than I am to the Navajo legend. And even then, the creature I've come up with probably has more in common with the wendigo. However, I believe that these three traditions may be rooted in a common cause: specifically, an animal which has evolved to specialize in the hunting of humans. I am not a professional or specialist in zoology, archaeology, or anthropology, and I certainly do not claim that the explanation I'm about to lay out is necessarily the truth. It may be that the animal in question has completely different properties or a completely different origin from what I'm about to propose, and it's even quite likely that such an animal never existed in the first place. Who knows? Maybe it really is evil spirits or just a baseless legend. Whatever the truth is, I hope that the line of reasoning I've come up with gives you some interesting food for thought.

Call it a skinwalker, a fleshgait, a wendigo, or whatever you want. Skinwalker seems to be the most popular term for it on imageboards, so that's what I'll be calling it here. The essentials of the creatures in these stories are essentially the same, and this gives us the basis of the creature we have to explain here. Firstly, the skinwalker is roughly humanoid in shape. Secondly, the skinwalker differs from the typical human form in that it's very tall, thin, and pale in comparison, as well as being seemingly hairless. Thirdly, the skinwalker is much stronger than a human being, and is much more resistant to injury, as evidenced by the many stories of anons shooting the thing without killing it. Fourthly, the skinwalker is an exceptional mimic. For the purpose of this discussion, we'll discount the literal shapeshifting as being too fantastic to be true, but I'm perfectly willing to consider voice mimicry as a real property of the animal. Fifthly, and in my opinion most oddly, the skinwalker is often credited with having a terrible odor. These characteristics are common to both internet skinwalkers (in their "un-transformed" form) and wendigoes. Contrary to what many people on the internet claim, this description is also very too far off from the Navajo skinwalker in its "un-transformed" form, which is often described as looking emaciated and deformed, and often with loose skin and the ability to mimic voices. Thus, I propose that these three legends have a common origin in an animal with the characteristics I have described. It's possible that there are multiple species, perhaps a southern "Navajo skinwalker" and a northern "wendigo skinwalker," but for now it's enough to say that it's essentially the same kind of animal.

The biggest problem with describing the skinwalker as a natural animal, of course, is the same problem that arises from describing the bigfoot as a natural animal. Specifically, its humanoid appearance indicates that it's a primate of some kind, and the fossil record does not attest to the existence of primates other than humans north of the Rio Grande for millions of years. Where could such a creature come from? And how could its ancestors have dodged paleontologists so effectively? Bigfoot proponents appeal to gigantopithecus, claiming that it may have crossed the Bering Bridge into North America from Asia. Skinwalker theorists, of course, cannot possibly make the same claim. The highly robust gigantopithecus would certainly not have evolved into the highly gracile skinwalker. To find a progenitor for skinwalkers, we must instead look in the opposite direction, to South America.

About 2.7 million years ago, an event known as the Great American Interchange occured. In short, the isthmus of Panama is thought to have rose up from the sea to connect North and South America, and as a result a large number of species were able to migrate between the two continents. It may be supposed that creatures native to the jungles of the south would be unable to survive in the frozen north, and vice versa, but this is apparently untrue. The terror bird - a massive, flightless, carnivorous bird - came from the rain forests of South America, but the last surviving species of the terror bird family lived in North America. Sabre-tooth tigers migrated to the south and rapidly out-competed the South American marsupial lion to extinction.

Around the time of the Great American Interchange, there was a monkey in South America called protopithecus. Weighing in at 50 pounds, protopithecus was the largest monkey known to have existed in the New World. A close relative of the spider monkey, it had the same long, thin limbs. A close relative of the howler monkey, it's thought to have had the same complex vocal system. I propose that protopithecus or some closely-related monkey found itself in southern North America at some point during the Interchange. How exactly it got there or why it ended up staying is unclear. What is clear is that it was unaccustomed to the comparatively barren climate, and that it probably took to sheltering in caves for protection and comfort. Its fossils haven't yet been discovered because the environment of caves is not well suited for fossilization, and there's nobody looking for monkey bones in Arizona caves anyway. At any rate, these monkeys were certainly omnivorous to begin with, as is the howler monkey, and the sparse ecosystem of the desert caves probably drove them more and more toward the status of full-blown carnivores. Over time, these meat-eating, cave-dwelling monkeys took on those adaptations which one would expect of a cave monkey: the loss of body hair, the pale complexion, the reduction in prominence of the eyes, and and loss of the tail.
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Heh, I get those too sometimes.
Anyway, luckily it worked out quite well. As long as the text you write is long enough for you to demonstrate that you do avoid repetition, erm, "globally", then it could be a legit artistic choice to choose not to avoid it on smaller scales (until the thought is fully articulated and you are ready to move on), and I have never considered this until I have read your 3 am s̶c̶h̶i̶z̶o̶ ̶r̶a̶m̶b̶l̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ skinwalker essay.

But about that, now I feel I should add some things from my own weird mind. You begin with positing that the species itself originates from the Americas, but then you move on to speculate that it could be much older, considering global exposure and extrapolating from that. Wouldn't that open up the possibility of more sophisticated mimicry, as it had more time to evolve (along humans no less, adapting at every step) and select for more complex behaviours? I mean things such as tool use or wearing clothes, or even some rudimentary understanding of the voice patterns they repeat. Basing all this on what certain monkeys are capable of. They can be trained to put on and wear clothing, they can use tools (or simply just carry around shit that humans carry with them in heir hands, even if they don't know what for), and most animals have some basic concepts of a greeting, a signal for help, a signal to attract potential mates, those sorts of things. It wouldn't be too much of stretch to suggest that a species could use some or all of the above for the purposes of hiding or attracting prey.
A skinwalker crying out
>please someone help me
could very well understand that it is broadcasting a "help me" signal without having any concept of words or sentence structure. Same goes with any seductive lines a hooker would throw at you from the side of the road. Is she just a really ugly whore, or is it a skinwalker trying to lure in food via mimicking the mating signals of its prey?
The wearing clothes thing also ties nicely into smelling like death. Firstly, they were peeled off of dead bodies, secondly, they aren't washed. Just worn. Possibly until they just sort of fall off.
That's a good point about the mimicking. I read somewhere that parrots can actually have a general idea of what they're saying, and it stands to reason that a talking primate would have at least as much understanding of words as a talking bird. But based on most alleged eyewitness accounts, it does still seem like they don't have a fully human-level comprehension of language, which was more or less all I meant to posit. Discounting some of the more fanciful stories like the "I wouldn't worry about it" one, skinwalkers are pretty much portrayed as just repeating things exactly as they heard them. So yeah, they probably would understand that "help me" is a distress call, but they wouldn't know how to use it appropriately in a conversation. It'd be interesting to find out if they could be taught proper language though. Gorillas and other apes can be trained to use sign language coherently, so a skinwalker in captivity could possibly be trained in vocal language.

As for tools and clothes, I can't really think of any stories that portray skinwalkers as using those, except again for the "I wouldn't worry about it" type stories where your friend suddenly has to re-learn how to use his phone or something. It's definitely conceivable though.
>I can't really think of any stories that portray skinwalkers as using those
Me neither, for stories that actually use the name "skinwalker", that is. But you suggested that all of these vampire-esque legends all over the world might as well be attributed to this same primate species and I was mainly exploring that angle with the whole clothing thing. An animal that can sort-of talk and sort-of wear clothing properly, to the point where someone could mistake them for an "undead" human on a surface level inspection, maybe strengthened by some trauma associated with the encounter. And now that I think more about it, it would perhaps also make sense for these "vampires" to sometimes make their nests in abandoned crypts, not just for the easy access to clothes but to mask the stench that follows them around.
But this is quickly getting into fantasy worldbuilding territory, so I guess this is a good place to stop for now. I'll still totally use it if I ever want to make sci-fi vampires though, it just has so much potential, and fits together so nicely.
Well damn you're right. That pretty much accounts for everything.

Fantasy worldbuilding is okay. This board is supposed to cover /tg/ too after all.

A lot of you are at the level of professional writers with this. You need to write articles dawg.

Which cryptids do you believe exist?
Also, the roar of the giraffe and the roar of the lion sound similar.
>the roar of the giraffe

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A bunch of users wanted a run down of magick and thoughtforms and all that jazz. I figure I'll do large post explaining the practical basics of everything. This thread is going to be a general for magick, a place to chat with people also practicing and finding practical advice. This article will be from a baseline bare skeleton pov. There's literally an infinite amount of ways to do magic. So we're going to talk about the core.

My base was a mix of psionics and chaos magick, broke into impromptu sympathetic magick. Took a break after a heavy loss. But I've since restarted by dabbling in evocation. WTF does that mean? It means I made thought forms and egregores, then started using sigils, then started doing voodoo stuff with random objects within reach, then took a break, and now I summon demons and mlp ponies. WTF does that mean? Read and find out.

What is Magick? Lets Plow Through This...

Magick is a methodology of imposing your will on reality to cause changes within it by utilizing an inherent power. The mechanisms remain the same. Even though there are 6 gorrilion types of magick.

Law of attraction, chaos magick, planetary magick, voodoo, wicca, hermetics, devil worship, psionics, pop culture magick, sigil, candle, shamanism, magick of solomon. On and on with the hidden fringe magicks. You could literally read every waking hour for the rest of your life and never run out of information.

By far the most popular is Kabbalistic Magick. The secret jew magick taught in synagogue to true believers. Why do you think all the celebrities are fucking Kabbalah practitioners? Why the fuck do you think the jews control everything?

Hell there's even a dark reflection to Kabbalah. Kabbalah uses the tree of life, while this other art uses it's opposition, the Qliphothic Tree of Death. If you really wanted to stick it to the jews, learn that shit. Its heavily demonic and overkill esoterically edgelord. But do it in your own time.

There are two paths of magick, high and low. High is basically self improvement, purifying your soul and reaching for godliness, low is making fat bank and banging sloots .... err earthly desires. Regardless of your path, both are exercising your soul's ability of creation (even if it's destruction). You are commanding and creating a new reality. You are assuming some of your power and becoming one with “God”.
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This is a one time imagination exercise.
You could do it more than one.
Instead saying/thinking Thank You to the (You)s and Divine Infinite works.
Also they will show you cool stuff and experiencing/imagining with them it's neat.

Ah right, also let them know Thay are allowed to use your name and position to commandeer anything/anyone required for The Divine Infinite's Perfect Will.
At this point it's a formality (paper trail) and may come up once you do the above guide.
Try it without the religious spin.
Just think 'The Divine Infinite' as someone who is Omni-everything and genuinely love you.
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>Must See and Share - Instant 3rd Eye Activation ( Knowledge ) - (21:06 long)
I think (you) are going to give the seal of approval to this video.
Spoiler: it has to do with Nofap, but from a highly detailed esoteric point of view.
Anon's review of a shitty clickbait occult video
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Okay. I'll review this fucking video

>Title card mentioning kundalini
My immediate thought is "this is a load of shit", but I'll entertain it.

>the entire talk about the brain, the claustrum, the link between santa claus and whatever the fuck.
Fluff. Three whole fucking minutes of talk-himself-in-loops fluff. The fedorafags who hate divinity will eat this shit up, but I personally find it annoying, pretentious and preachy.

Spiritually, that talk describes the back-and forth movement of one's energies. In hindu contexts, this could be a reference to the meeting of Kundalini and shiva. With Kundalini rising from the earth (root chakra, or feet chakra if you follow the above-seven-chakras systems) and Shiva descending from the heavens (Crown chakra).

>talks about the Ida and the Pingala being the "Kundalini and Kundabuffer"
Okay, now this dude doesn't know what the fuck he's even talking about. Not withstanding that there seem to be repeated spelling errors throughout the subtitles of this video.

Ida is the Ida and the Pingala is the Pingala, giving them new names is not only dumb, it's withholding the truth. Kundalini is the fire serpent, a goddess, and a primal force. Kundabuffer, the only real occult reference I can find to that word is from a book on a guy with the name "Gurdjieff", who is a hypnotist and a hermeticist. Also, from what little I've seen from the book that talks about him, he's done some crowley-type-shit too, not sure if he went full-bore-crowley, or just did his own thing, and I'm not sure if this man is a man of god or just another charles-manson-wannabe.

In all my practices of meditation and kundalini, this is my first time every hearing about something called "kundabuffer," and that already has me certain this dude is full of shit.

>Optic Thalamus and Pineal Gland
Alright. I'll throw this fucking video a bone because even a broken clock is right twice a day (or once if it's a 24-hour clock). The pineal gland indeed is biologically-linked to spiritual shit. There have been studies on the brains of monks who have died, and the doctors found that the monks, who spent a long time meditating, had HUGE pineal glands. I'll give him that, but still I fucking hate how this video tries it's hardest to link the biological with the spiritual.

Spiritual experiences happen for everyone differently because human brains have trouble processing things more than three dimensions, and try to "fill in the blanks," somehow. There is lots of truth, but the mind also makes a lot of shit up in the process. I hate how faux-gurus try to explain biological processes as a replacement or representation of spiritual practices because so many of these fuckers don't actually study biology, they don't study neurology, they just blindly take other people's words for credit at best, or at worst, make shit up to sound profound to people who don't know better.

>Consumption of Alcohol, overeating, and sex at the wrong time "destroy the seed".
Shit that should be common-spiritual-sense. Alcohol if drank in excess will fuck you spiritually and physically. overeating bad food can stress you physically, which in turn will stress you spiritually too. As above so below.

Sex at the "wrong time"?... Well, there's MORE things than just "the wrong time" that can fuck up sex spiritually...

>You use up all this magic 'christ oil', you die.
This fucking reeks of shit similar to old wives tales of "IF YOU DRINK/EAT/SMOKE/MASTURBATE TOO MUCH YOU'LL USE UP ALL YOUR BRAINCELLS!!" thinking, that starts and argument that ends with "BECAUSE I SAID SO!!"

>"The 'generative' (Pelvic) area was known as Sodom & Gommorah. The area of desire, animal desire... (blah blah)... and otherwise known as egypt and hell and the earth, ecetera."
Most spiritual practices equate the pelvic region solely with the earth. The fact that he talks about Sodom, Gommorah and HELL(?!) of all things is more fucking telling about this dude's opinions than his actual spiritual understanding.

>More christ analogies, and the talk about apostle paul and how "christ is within".
This sounds similar to the notion of "christ consciousness" I've read about somewhere. And honestly, is a less-fluff version of what this buffoon is spewing out. I still feel that eden actually existed, but I still need to explore spiritually more to learn if it was truly a physical or an extra-dimensional region.

>The demonization of the root and sacral chakras.
Okay, now I am fucking turbo-mad. Either this guy is dumb and talking out of his ass, or he's actively creating disinfo that's convenient to his intentions/agenda.

He demonizes the root, and the sacral chakra and completely ignores how fucking important they actually are in the spiritual system. The root is your fucking connection to earth, it's the reason that spiritual action takes place in the physical and doesn't just remain in the heavens. The sacral chakra is the center of pleasure, it teaches you what fun feels like, it is literally your gut instinct.

>toxic blood
More fucking links to spirituality and psuedoscience where they don't belong.

If anything, this could be an allegory of Samskaras, the emotional traumas that hold people back from spiritual development. The problem is, those are energetic and mental in nature. This idiot's posturing and fluff is all biological, which fucking puts it in a box. Also, "tpxic blood" encourages shit like bloodletting, which is dumb and needless. If you actually have blood problems, it's because you're eating and drinking like shit, plain and simple.

(I'll continue more in a bit)

(Last part of the review)

>through the activation of the magical christ-juice you gain not only physical regeneration, but spiritual regeneration.
Yes. Because the body is not fucked up by physical, spiritual, or mental stresses, it can run more smoothly, and not have to sift through so much bullshit trying to get shit done.

More fucking fluff that can be glanced through.

>More demonizing of the lower two chakras while attributing the gut-instinct of the sacral to the solar plexus.
This fucker hates his animal urges and he wants to destroy them. He's dumb as fuck thinking his traumas are demons when the reality is they're fucking emotional scars.

He's like a schizo clawing at his stitches thinking they're spiders... I mean, I can see why someone would do that, but doing that and thinking it's spiritual truth is dumb.

>The end is just More fucking linking between biblical references and the brain
Starts with fluff, ends with fluff.


In conclusion
It's eight fucking minutes of shitty christian-allegory, fluff, and lies (of naivety at best) that can be glanced through at x3 playback speed. Anything here could be explained better in traditional tantric texts or hermetic books when it comes to actual magick.

This dude fucking blames his root and sacral chakras for any trauma he may have experienced in his past, and peddles it as if it were his own truth. That shit will not only stunt your spiritual growth, it will make your manifestations take longer and they'll be weaker. If your intent is in the physical world it'll be even weaker, your mind will be stuck on the lower level because you didn't build the foundations when designing the proverbial tower of babel, and it'll keep you from actually reaching the so-called "magic-christ-oil-state" he fucking proclaims he found.

There is barely anything related to sex in this, it's all fucking blabbering psuedo-biology and psuedoscience that is only tangentially-related to spiritual practices.

Even if you're a NoFapper, there's nothing to gain from this. I personally advise against nofap because the human body runs on a "use it or lose it," way of function, but I can't stop you, and I get nothing from arguing about this.

Finally, in regards to spirituality and biology- right now, science is being used as the modern dogma of the chruch of atheism. Anything that links spirituality to science is considered heretical and either discarded or called out as demonic. Only until the dogma of the church of atheism (and fundamentalist stupidity) is chained like the bitch it is, that science, spirituality, and biology can become accepted.

I don't know much biology, but I know enough about psychology, and magick to see when someone's talking out their ass.

Pic related is my "seal of so-called-approval" you wanted.
Also dude. To be real here, I know you wanted to show us something cool, insightful, and I appreciate you for that, but holy fuck that video was dumb,
>Also dude. To be real here, I know you wanted to show us something cool, insightful, and I appreciate you for that, but holy fuck that video was dumb,
No problem, I am more than satisfied. At least I have 3 posts from you. That was my goal, to shitpost something cool and fish for (you)s. This thread needs more activity.

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Welcome to the Kaverns & Kobolds Klub (/kkk/).

This source will be dedicated to posting resources and session logs for a whacky low-level 3.5e adventure featuring an all-kobold party, with the recurring theme of (((gnome))) genocide.
The game begins at lvl 1 using standard 3.5e rules, with a few houserules. The setting is generic and uses elements from various d&d settings. Characters begin at lvl 1 with 40 point buy stats, and all PCs recieve Dragonwrought and Dragontouched as a bonus feat!

Adventure Synopsis:
>For centuries, the kobolds of the Spawncamper tribe lived in rugged peace, amassing great wealth in the mines and only suffering occasional mass casualties from battles with neighboring goblinoids, gnomes, gnolls, dwarves, and really everything else. However, that changed just a months ago, when the tribe's clergy stopped recieving bonus spells from their almighty Lord and Savior: the Devil Kurtulmak. The Silence of Kurtulmak lasted for only one week, but the event shook the core of the tribe. In their search for answers, the tribal leadership determined that the cause for the silence was for the fact that they had failed to wage war on the neighboring gnomish kingdom of Glimmersburg for too many years. Intent on proving their devotion to their lord, the fanatic kobolds rallied their forces and planned an all out assault on Glimmersburg and its neighboring villages.
>The invasion resulted in catastrophe. While the Kobolds fought well and were skilled in the arts of gnome-slaying, they miscalculated the strength of the gnomish kingdom's alliance with the nearby dwarven clans, and were forcefully pushed back and outnumbered. They also never expected to be flanked by svirfneblin from the underdark blocking off their path of escape. Outnumbered and surrounded in three dimensions, the Spawncamper tribe suffered casualties like they'd never seen before, pushed to the bring of extinction. What's more, the war revealed veins of rich mineral resources that the kobolds had been mining, and the gnomes of Glimmersburg decided they would annex the territory of the spawncampers and get rid of the kobold nuisiance once and for all. In a last bid effort, the tribal leadership set off a series of explosive traps that collapsed the majority of the mines that had been taken over by gnomes, causing mass casualties on both sides, but buying some of the remaining kobolds time to escape. Spawncamper tribe was all but destroyed, with the few that survived scattering in every direction for survival. In a The Gnomes currently occupy what remains of the mines, and are intent on slaughtering every last one of them.
>But as the mighty Kurtulmak taught them, no battle with gnomes is over so long as one kobold survives. Soon, the gnomes of Glimmersburg will once again face the wrath of Kurtulmak and the blood of Tiatmat.
>And so, we begin with the position of our heroes. They are brave kobold warriors who fought in the Glimmersberg assault. Ranking high in their respective warbands, they've seen their share of work and battle following the three K's of Koboldism: Kruelty, Kowardice and Kunning. After strategically pushing their younger comrades into the meatgrinder, they set off a powerful Wyrm ditherbomb that collapsed the cavern of a battlefield while they hid in a storage cache where they stayed for days.
>Running low on resources, our heroes are set to emerge from their little fishbowl and make their own path. Perhaps they will seek revenge on the gnomes who destroyed their society. Perhaps they'll search the rubble for survivors. They might rebuild and repoulate the mines themselves, or leave the kaverns in search of better luck elsewhere. They might just cower in place until they run out of dead corpses and eat eachother. Perhaps they'll set off on their own adventure and the honest life of the average murderhobo. Only time can tell.

The /kkk/ runs on discord (for now) as a corner of the 'Official' /mlpol/ Horseplay Initiative. I started this adventure as a joke, but I've decided to use it to test methods and media for a multi-media Westmarches that I've been planning to create for this community. New members/players are always welcome:

This setting uses Action Points (Eberron style, not UA style), and any character who writes a log, session summary, in-character anecdote, artwork or other substantial contribution gets one free action point at the end of the session, so please write logs.
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The Elemental Mages in question
Kisara's Player
>Major image is a level 3 spell
huh, must've accidentally hit the 2 by accident. I swear I'm not stupid
Kisara's Player
So, it's been a hot minute since this and things happened in this session, let's get into it

>Where we last left off, we had narrowly avoided losing the tribe to a sudden ogre invasion after some quick thinking by Yours Truly
>This time, we're making plans and packing up to head for the Burning Bayou to scout it and see what new kobolds are out there for us to find
>We spend a few days getting set up with basic supplies and waiting for the weasels to return from a pre-existing scouting mission so we can take them on our own 2-month-round-trip
>They come back with the rest of the scouts, and with them comes a living gnome!
>Nice, a prisoner to torment!
>We get to work on this immediately, finding out that this guy's a potato farmer that wandered away from his home in the nearby village
>We also learn, after literally pressing him for it (with big rocks), that the village is downstream from us
>Cross-referencing this with the map markings from the other gnome a while back, we manage to pinpoint the location of the actual village and bring this info to Ukri
>After this, we go to grab the weasels, but they're too tired to go for now and thus we have to wait a few days
>Kisara decides to spend this time idly watching Ruv, a worker from the OG Spawncampers who she likes messing with on occasion, dig a hole
>However, as time goes on it becomes clear that something's not entirely right, even moreso when she drags Vyth down into the hole she's digging and pins him to the floor
>Kisara clears the dust from the hole to improve visibility with a wind spell before hopping down, upon which she barely manages to fend off some kind of psychic attack from Ruv
>Also weird, because Ruv's not a mage and thus shouldn't have any such powers
>Vyth then climbs out of the hole to detect magic and figure out more about this while Kisara uses her slippery nature to avoid Ruv's psychic attacks like the plague until this all gets figured out
>Eventually Vyth finishes narrowing it down to something, upon which Kisara takes this information and brings it to the relevant tribe authorities (Ukri and Yusdrayl)
>They show up and help to try to figure the situation out, with Yusdrayl trying to dispel magic and only ending up getting herself caught in Ruv's psychic attacks
>With this, she also starts trying to grapple Vyth and drag him into the hole Ruv was digging, so that's not good
>Ruv then latches onto one of Ukri's guards and tries to drag him in there, but he puts up a good fight and goes down swinging
>By this point we figure out that it's probably possession, and it's only happened so far to the female kobolds that are linked to Iada from the OG Spawncampers
>So that means that if we can restrain these two, then we can probably get this sorted out in a good way
>Following this revelation, Kisara runs off to find Snogla and Akara, two kobolds that aren't related to Iada, to help restrain Yusdrayl and Ruv
>This takes a while, upon which Vyth realizes that he probably won't be of much use trying to non-lethally dissuade Yusdrayl from grabbing at him, so he passes off his Wiivai-given tome to Ukri and tells him to look for a solution in there while he deals with this issue
>Ukri clears everybody out of this affected area, and after another hot second of running around, Kisara returns with Snogla and Akara
>Everyone present gets the quick rundown from Vyth, and at this point Kisara figures that the only way to really find out more without sitting around and guessing is to actually succumb to it and see what it's like from the inside
>Kisara grabs Yusdrayl's attention and I intentionally fail a will save, and Kisara's transported to a field of gray where all she hears and feel is a deep loneliness and feelings of inadequacy
>From here, she manages to push her way back out to lucidity to find herself in a tug-of-war over Akara between her and Snogla
>Nobody seems happy, but I ace a bluff check to distract Snogla long enough to try to progress things by dragging Akara around
>This, however, nets me no new insights, so I make another check to break out into lucidity again and notice a bunch of clay pots around the place
>Surprise, it's explosives!
>Kisara uses this break at lucidity to make a break, levitating Yusdrayl so Vyth can similarly run, only to find a spear line at the entrance to this tunnel to keep us all in
>Kisara uses her last few seconds in lucidity to again bluff to gain us more time, saying that she's figured out what's wrong and is trying to break us all free at this moment
>This buys us a turn from them lighting the explosives, as one of Yusdrayl's servants grabs the torch from the kobold who was about to put it to the fuse and tells him to wait
>However, if one betrayal wasn't bad enough, Snogla decides now is the time to actually try to kill us as she drags Akara beyond the spear line and shoots the explosives directly with a flaming arrow
>The tunnel collapses as supernatural phenomena fills the air, with the five of us falling into an unknown chasm somehow stuck underneath our tribe, our fates unknown to all but us because the DM told us we weren't dead

And that's the session! Vyth's player and I have already agreed that as soon as we're out of this hole, we're killing Ukri and Snogla for this. Not only is it unwise to bet against our success, but these two have actively tried to kill us now, so it's personal! Beyond that, Kisara's back floating in a field of stars inside her own head a la the encounter with the aurora dragon previously, so maybe this is connected somehow? Oh well, either way the next session is sure to be an interesting one as the plot has hit maximum thickness!

Me running stupid encounters I write while drunk almost a year ago knowing full well they're visibly garbage:
Kisara's Player
>mfw I had full warning that things were going to be shit but decided to press forward anyway

Flat Earth.
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This thread is meant to debunk the deranged idea that our realm is a planet floating in space.
If the so called established science can't be challenged, then it's not science, but religion.
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That's not the Earth's shadow at all. What you're looking at is the normal appearance of the moon: a bit over half of the moon is illuminated by the sun, while the dark side is dark because it's opposite to the side facing the sun. This is how moon phases work; they have nothing to do with the earth's shadow.

The Earth's shadow only moves in front of the moon during a lunar eclipse, which happens during full moons when the sun is on the opposite side of the earth, relative to the observer's position.
I strongly encourage you to go out at night and watch a lunar eclipse next time one happens in your area: they're not that uncommon. You can watch the Earth's rounded shadow steadily move over the moon in real time (it happens over the course of an hour, unlike moon phases, which take a month). It looks a lot more like the right pic you posted.
>The Moon Mystery and the Translucent Stars in 4K - (4:07 long)
>I see stars through the moon.
>I show here unedited photos of me with a 16 MegaPixel resolution. Watch the video on a large screen in a dark environment to see all the details. That's why I produced the video in 4K resolution.
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>while the dark side is dark because it's opposite to the side facing the sun. This is how moon phases work; they have nothing to do with the earth's shadow.
According to the astronomers, the moon phases have everything to do with the Earth' shadow.
>According to the astronomers, the moon phases have everything to do with the Earth' shadow.
No, they absolutely do not. If you're going to say "according to astronomers", at least cite which ones.
They teach this in middle school, ffs.
You are talking out your ass, there are no astronomers who say moon phases have anything to do with the Earth's shadow. Shadows only come into play during lunar eclipses, which are NOT the same as moon phases. Astronomers all say says it's based on the moon's relative position to the sun from ground perspective.
(These graphics are not to scale, but they sum up the concept)

Have you never seen a lunar eclipse before? It's possible that at least one has happened in your lifetime wherever you live.

Flat Earth is a psyop.
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Why let flat earthers post here, reducing the average IQ of the userbase?

"Free speech" isn't for talking about the weather or playing along with a schizophrenic's psyop. It's for the important discussions that truly matter to the future of the white race.
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>Why let flat earthers post here, reducing the average IQ of the userbase?
Because 99.9% of all discussion here is schizoid trash anyways. It's been that way for over two years now.
>which I know will benefit everyone
I guess that thread would be about as useful as anything you ever posted.
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>complain SJW style
This is said too often, though thankfully it is only said by you. You have a very narrow view of politics if you think criticizing others is exclusively "a SJW thing".
No matter how many months or even years Flat Eartherism is tolerated for, Flat Earthers will never get over their inability to understand any basic scientific fact that goes against what they want to believe. The flat earther discussion will never go anywhere, because there is nowhere for it to go. Post your entire folder of Flat Earther facebook mom minion memes at me. It won't matter. You won't matter.
>This is said too often, though thankfully it is only said by you. You have a very narrow view of politics if you think criticizing others is exclusively "a SJW thing".
The aim of all the whining is to shut the topic down. That is textbook commie SJW stuff.
>No matter how many months or even years Flat Eartherism is tolerated for,
You need professional help. This is America dude, not North Korea.
I really like flat-earth-like conspiracies for meta-analysis, as comparison to other conspiracies.

e.g. both flat earth and support for israel make the claim that the government is willfully deceitful. Why is one believable and the other not? Try to focus on the types of argument, and not shift your own goalpost.
>The flat earther discussion will never go anywhere, because there is nowhere for it to go.
If so, why are you so upset? If it is so silly, why are you obsessed with it? Huh?
And don't bring the retarded excuse that flat earth makes /mlpol/ to look bad, horsefuckers don't care what others think.
>implying /mlpol/ is one person with a singular opinion about the board

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