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Up Front: All I Want for Christmas is a Dark Elf Thief

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  • Leo Rae-Brown,

    Ah yes, but have you downloaded the Scrooge module?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2008 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Ah yes, but have you downloaded the Scrooge module?

    Welcome! Particularly if you're the Leo Brown I suspect you might be. :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1611 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    With Christmas shopping I'm not sure if Damage Per Second or Health/Armor or Healing is most important. An ideal party will have all three. Speed and stealth are also important attributes. It's a dungeon that's really just too high level for me, I expect to get party wiped when my team all log out in protest.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Ah yes, but have you downloaded the Scrooge module?

    I was raised by a Presbyterian, I came with that installed.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    I just hit the beloved other-half with a +40 rage-bolt after he neglected to check the oven before turning it on and burned approximately 30 salt-dough decorations the kids had made thus requiring me to start the "handmade gifts for the children to give all the rellies" mission all over again.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Collateral damage..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Amazing, the things you find funny when you're a kid.

    Hey, still works for me. That was one talented nine year old..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    __Amazing, the things you find funny when you're a kid.__
    Hey, still works for me. That was one talented nine year old..

    True. Laughed till my ribs hurt over plenty that weren't that good when I was nine. What a good school you went to.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Raymond A Francis,

    One of the ways I deal with christmas is to talk endlessly about how the christians stole it from us (pagans that is) and we are now in the process of taking it back

    This in answer to the inevitable letter to the paper whinning about the christ being taken out of Christmas

    My wife and sons just endure this but one day I promise I will write a letter to the paperbefore the above letter is published

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 578 posts Report Reply

  • Raymond A Francis,

    On the other hand I have made my panforte, which obviously must be easy if I can manage it and goes down a treat
    Two different types this year as well

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 578 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Okay, that was fun. Now do a RuneQuest version, for the hardcore gamers.

    Paranoia etc

    Paranoia. AYERGH! I had completely buried that in some dark recess of my brain.

    On the other hand I have made my panforte, which obviously must be easy if I can manage it and goes down a treat
    Two different types this year as well

    Uhhh... recipe(s)?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Paranoia

    Trust Santa. Santa is your friend.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 709 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Having no chimney, the only way in for Santa is via the catflap. I guess I'll tell my boy that Santa is outsourcing to elves these days.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Okay, that was fun. Now do a RuneQuest version, for the hardcore gamers.

    Even I have my limits. It's been a good fifteen years or so since I started refusing to play anything where it takes more than an hour to make up a character.

    Paranoia. AYERGH! I had completely buried that in some dark recess of my brain.

    Oh, I think Christmas works quite well as Paranoia. Happiness is, after all, mandatory.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Stevenson,

    Well little Citizen, what do you want to know about Santa?

    I'm afraid that information is not available at your security clearance, please report for reactor shielding duty...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 206 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    There's always the Progress Quest Christmas model, where you go through the whole thing on autopilot and occasionally laugh merrily at your achievements (Level 41 Bankrupt? Wowz!)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1611 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Oh, and it's not just Christmas. Weight Watchers is an RPG:

    As with an RPG, you roll a virtual character, manage your inventory and resources, and try to achieve a goal. Weight Watchers' points function precisely like hit points; each bite of food does damage until you've used up your daily amount, so you sleep and start all over again. Play well and you level up -- by losing weight! And the more you play it, the more you discover interesting combinations of the rules that aren't apparent at first. Hey, if I eat a fruit-granola breakfast and an egg-and-romaine lunch, I'll have enough points to survive a greasy hamburger dinner for a treat!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    This in answer to the inevitable letter to the paper whinning about the christ being taken out of Christmas

    I always look at this as a theological dispute. Take the Christ out, you're left with mass. So Catholics, happy. Others, not so much.

    Paranoia. AYERGH! I had completely buried that in some dark recess of my brain.

    Commie Mutant Traitor.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    This in answer to the inevitable letter to the paper whining about the christ being taken out of Christmas

    I always look at this as a theological dispute. Take the Christ out, you're left with mass. So Catholics, happy. Others, not so much.

    Heh. Growing up in a Catholic household, we had plenty of time to thrash this out. I think my final conclusion after a while was that if people weren't believers anyway, insisting that they pay lip service to the Almighty was stupid - and maybe would do more to put people off religion permanently, and was that really the Christmas present the faithful wanted to give themselves?

    Looking at it now from a rather less religious perspective I think that still makes sense.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1611 posts Report Reply

  • Julian Melville,

    the gap in my character's armour between the bottom of her steel bikini and the top of her thigh boots.

    That's quite a look your character is cultivating there...

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    That's quite a look your character is cultivating there...

    It's a proud tradition.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Ray Gilbert,

    Anyone out there ever play Talislanta then? Lots of fun for 1980s geeks and stoners!

    Since Nov 2006 • 104 posts Report Reply

  • Public Servant on a tea-break.,

    It is just lovely to know so many people posting here have heard the sound of funny shaped dice, rattled in anger....

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 67 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Take the Christ out, you're left with mass

    Almost, but not quite. You are left with mas, an acronym for Motoscafo Armato Silurante

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    My son and I saw one of those at the museum of science and technology in Milan. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't mind celebrating it once a year - so long as he still gets to have presents.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

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