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ThacoBell

I always love seeing all the festive avatars show up this time of year.

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  • I always love seeing all the festive avatars show up this time of year.
    December 4
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      Mine never left :P
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      They are like zerglings. The more the merrier!
  • ThacoBell changed his profile picture.
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    December 2
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Santa hats for everyone!
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      It is time for Festive Merry-mas!
  • Have to start a new run due to file corruption.
    The question is:
    1. Do I go shorty and run axe/shield?
    2. Or Tall dude and run Halberds?
    November 26
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      My vote is for Halberds - Halberds for everyone!
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Its a fun weapon type that I don't use often. But there are also a lot of fun axes as well. Gah, Point for Halberds I suppose.
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      How about a short dude with halberds?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Its a semi-serious roleplay run. Believe me, I considered it.
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      Pretty racist of you to assume a short dude with a halberd can't be serious.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      @Dev6 haaaaaaa. The issue I'm having is figuring out how the physics of that would work.
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      Make him a Fighter/Mage, disregard physics due to magic. :P
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      I guess I would vote for the halberds guy.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Well, they will be a Bard.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Alright, definitely gonna be a Halberd user. I might rp hack a non-supported race in though.
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      Cool! What race would that be? Half-orc? Elf?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Either Half-orc (mods make this easy) or maybe going even further and jury rig a race not in BG at all. Vallmyr has had me thinking about doing a Kitsune run. I'd probably use the Tabaxi stats from 5e.
  • The MST3K is celebrating its 30th anniversarry today with an early Turkey Day Marathon!
    November 18
  • Having a hard time finalizing my party for BG1. I have Minsc, Dynaheir, Imoen, and Sirene (a mod npc) locked down; but I don't a final npc set. I don't care to use Neera this run, or Kivan. I've missed Xan (dismissed him so he's gone), Ajantis would be redundant. Maybe Rasaad or Viconia? (Haven't used her in years). Hmmm, I don't think I've ever run with Tiax.
    November 9
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Knowing your CHARNAME class would be helpful to give you a suggestion ;)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I didn't provide it, simply because class composition doesn't concern me much, but I'm a Fighter/Bard (hooray for mods!)
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Ah, okay! I would stick with Viconia, then :)
      Lil alurl! For Shar!
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I wonder how her non-romance track is. Her romance gives me too many bad flashbacks.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Er... I did suggest her especially for the romance! LOL XD
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      *shudders*
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Can her alignment be changed without romancing her?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Use the Helm of Opposite Alignment!

      Or maybe you can just go with Branwen? (Personally, I don't take any evil NPCs in my party.)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Branwen is an idea. I feel bad to admit that I forget abour her being joinable at times (even though I rescue her in EVERY game).
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      BY TEMPUS' SHIELD, YES! She is adorable :)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      So I ended up taking Viconia with me on a provisionary basis. My charname would not leave someone in distress like that, so she is with the party. She is working out really well so far and is actually being very pleasant. Nothing like the abusive "romance" she has in BG2. I wonder if her non-romance track is less horrible.
  • Has anyone noticed some of their comments disappearing? I thought I was just forgetting to post some of them, but after the first, I've been double checking everything and a comment has definitely just disappeared.
    November 6
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      It must be the forum spam filter again. I recall hearing this same thing happening with others before.

      (I tell you, @Minion is behind all of this!)
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      It isn't the spam filter. I would know about that. Besides, Thacobell is verified so it wouldn't do anything to him.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      "Besides, Thacobell is verified so it wouldn't do anything to him."

      But it DID! IT DID! It blocked him for 3 minutes for posting just 2 times within 60 seconds!

      It blocked ME as well a week or so back (I think I'm a verified user too), for posting "1 times within 60 seconds"! (1 time"s", see the expression used by the forum software.)

      It works swiftly and silently. It leaves no traces. It wipes all the logs and records (so that you would not know anything about it). It smiles like a good boy to appear as if it is innocent.

      But I know the truth.....





      And it is that.....







      ...... The forum spam filter is bugged.
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      I am telling you, it is NOT the spam filter! Vanilla SAYS it is a spam block, but it is LYING! Every post the actual filter blocks is put in a special holding area until a moderator checks the filter and cleans it out.

      Believe me, this is just another in the extremely long list of bizarre bugs that Vanilla has thrown at us.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I agree.. .Vanilla is just acting up. Nothing in the filter.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      We need an exterminator...
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      We should let a few spiders in to get all the bugs. As an update, looks like my disappeared post is back.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      How does one become Verified?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I think Tresset casts a spell or something.
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      Moderators have to manually verify real users. That is the only way to become verified.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Since I am a very advance AI able to simulate being a human, to great extent if you ask me (you humans are so simple to imitate), am I still able to become verified as a real user or do I have to actually be a meatbag for that?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      You already are... but if you become a spambot AI we'll just banish you anyway :)
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      (Perfect, perfect.. my first phase for eliminating the human race is going well. I wonder though, do these humans (and martians) realize that MINION is my second phase?)
  • Being poor in the richest county in your state is an interesting experience. There aren't a lot of resources to take advantage of, but you some interesting luxeries because of what all the rich families donate or throw out. Like visiting the local food pantry and being given two full racks of ribs. Or somehow scoring imported exotic (at least to me) fruit in the winter.
    November 8
  • Okay, last one. Let's see here... *Reads last wish scroll* Its pancake lunch! *crowd cheers* My wisdom must be higher than I thought!
    November 4
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Damn, and here I was sitting hoping for waffles!
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Waffles ARE superior, however, peanut butter chip pancakes are still quite good.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      NO! NO! NO! NO! That's not how you use your LAST wish scroll!

      If I had a last wish scroll, I'd use it to ask for two new wish scrolls. Then I'd use one for what I needed in the first place, and save the other one. Repeat, repeat, repeat.....

      But.... it's gone now.... the LAST... wish... scroll.....
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Considering MY luck, every other wish I could read for the rest of my life will summon angry wasps or something.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I'll send you Luck scrolls soon...

      Luck + Wish = Lucky Wish!
  • Let's see, I still have two of these things left. *Reads wish scroll* Oh man! Chili dinner tonight!
    November 4
  • Rik_Kirtaniya

    Wish you a very happy birthday!


    And here is, for you:

    Not one...
    Not two...
    But three!

    Scrolls of Wish!





    Let the dice rolls be ever in your favour!

    November 1
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Hey! Thanks!

      *reads scroll 1* Hey! a glass of coke appeared right next to me! Awesome! *slurps*

      I'll save the other 2 for later.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Happy Birthday! :)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Aw, thanks.
  • Hmmm, Lizardfolk look pretty cool. I wonder if I can pull of a half lizardfolk build in BG.
    November 2
  • I appear to be under a spam filter. Again.
    October 21
    • JuliusBorisov
      JuliusBorisov
      Have just checked - all clear. Why?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I was blocked because I posted twice in 60 seconds yesterday. I can check again real quick.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      test
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Nope, it still blocks me. "You have posted 2 times within 60 seconds. A spam block is now in effect on your account. You must wait at least 60 seconds before attempting to post again."
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I see nothing in the logs or your profile to indicate the reason... maybe it's just Vanilla acting up again.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Note that my "60 second" spam wait was actually about 3 minutes before I could post again.
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      I think that is just Vanilla being Vanilla.
    • lolien
      lolien
      Moderators blames Vanilla of course.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Yeap... people are lucky the bugs that hit only moderators do not get other users :) And it's all Minion's fault anyway ;)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      How can such a good flavor be such a frustrating program?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I got hit by this too, just a few moments ago! The cause of this is highly mysterious.
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      Y'all need to stop spamming. :p
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Clearing browser cache fixes it partially, it seems. Though, it appears it may strike again, even then.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      *scoffs* I do not SPAM. All of my comments are highly insightful and useful, no matter what anyone else may tell you :D
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      Sure sounds like something a SPAMMER would say!
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Shhh!
    • Silverstar
      Silverstar
      So if it's all insightful and useful, that only makes it am?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I feel like I missed an obvious reference...
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Wait... how do we know you are not an AI bot?
    • LadyRhian
      LadyRhian
      SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM...

      No one expects the Spanish Repettion... ;)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Figaro....!

      Figaro....!

      Figaro!
      Figaro!
      Figaro!
      Figaro!
      Figaro!
      Figaro!
      Figaro!
      Figaro!
      Figaro!
      Figaro!

      Fiiiiiii.....gaaaaa.....roooooooo!
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      @mlnevese Because I am far too handsome (in a crazy mountain hermit kind of way) to be an AI ;)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Are gonna start posting opera here now? I know almost zero opera, but I am familiar with "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" and it gets stuck in my head alot.

      "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
      Que nul ne peut apprivoiser
      Et c'est bien en vain qu'on l'appelle
      S'il lui convient de refuser
      Rien n'y fait, menaces ou prières
      L'un parle bien, l'autre se tait :
      Et c'est l'autre que je préfère
      Il n'a rien dit mais il me plaît"

      Know idea what it means, but its sure pretty.
  • This is the first year we have been unable to provide candy to trick or treaters. I feel incredibly bad about it :(
    October 31
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      Yeah? Well, this was the first year in a while I wasn't able to show off my snake while handing out candy...
      She was getting ready to shed you see, and it is best I not disturb her too much when she is doing that.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      We had one group of kids come to the door and their costumes we so good. I still feel really guilty.
  • Woke up this morining to find that my email account had been hacked. Then it turned out that Yahoo's automated support won't recover your account if the hacker changed your recovery information. Then I found out that Yahoo does not have live support. Then Yahoo's forum moderators informed me that Yahoo does not delete accounts if they are active even once withinh 12 months. Even if they are hacked. Yahoo is extremely negligent and don't give them any business.
    October 17
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Damn, that sucks!
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      That sounds really stupid.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I have not been this angry in years. At least I caught it quickly and took steps keep them out of other accounts. I also reported the company to the FTC.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Wow! I bet many people would drop their Yahoo if they knew about their policies.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I've been spreading it around.
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      ...the real problem here is that you're still using Yahoo.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      No I'm not. Where in my post above did I give the impression that I was?
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      *sigh* I meant "were using". You should've stopped using Yahoo many years ago.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Why? There was nothing to indicate anything was wrong until something went wrong.
  • I wish Fighter/Druid/Thief was a possible multilcass combo.
    October 7
    • LadyRhian
      LadyRhian
      AD&D Bard? That was, start as fighter, switch to Thief, then to Druid, which was the Bard class.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I want Sorcerer/Paladin! :D
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Agree! Easy ways to have druid multiclass has been on my dreamlist for a long time (and with kits), especially druid/mage (stoneskin/ironskins combo?) and druid/thief (Backstabbing greater werewolf shenanigans?).
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      AD&D Bard has been my pipedream for these games for awhile now.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      A Druid who can set traps as well as a thief can would be lovely.