Archive for October, 2010

One Less Big Bad
24 October, 2010

They danced dangerously close to TPK but they defeated Irontooth. The rogue rolled three natural 1s in her first five rolls, including a critical failure on her Stealth that alerted the kobolds to the party’s presence. Everyone forgot about their action points for the entire encounter. PCs kept going down left and right, not staying up long enough to use their Second Wind. Despite (or perhaps because of) all that, I think they felt quite a bit of accomplishment when they finally triumphed. I found it a bit unsettling, though, when the fighter asked to forcibly remove the eponymous incisor.

If You Woke Up Today
22 October, 2010

I saw a car whose owner has a lot to say based on the number of bumper stickers adorning the rear. One of those said something about if you’re not outraged then you’re not paying attention, apparently politically. I can see that way of thinking. The world seems chock full of outrageous injustices and I suspect has been for some time.

But another way of thinking, better to me, is that if you’re outraged by politics then you’re paying attention to the wrong things. What one group of liars does to another group of liars seems pretty low in priority. To borrow from Larry Miller, if you woke up today and none of your kids have leukemia, you shouldn’t be outraged; you should be grateful.