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    King Red reacted to Sociotard in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Reports that the Trump campaign plan for losing is to say the election was fraudulent, then tell State Legislatures in states with Republican majorities to ignore the votes and appoint Republican Electors to the College.
     
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/09/23/report-trump-campaign-actively-discussing-radical-measures-to-bypass-election-results/#797ac2654800
     
    The Constitution does say that Electors get chosen how the State Legislature decides (Governors might not even get a veto). That said, it also says the Federal Government can pass laws that overrule that. And we DO have those laws. I'll look them up later.
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    King Red got a reaction from aylwin13 in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead   
    I agree that the new few weeks will probably be interesting; however, I have already my fill of interesting times. Times of contentment and normality sounds much more appealing.
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    King Red got a reaction from slikmar in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead   
    I agree that the new few weeks will probably be interesting; however, I have already my fill of interesting times. Times of contentment and normality sounds much more appealing.
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    King Red got a reaction from Lawnmower Boy in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead   
    I agree that the new few weeks will probably be interesting; however, I have already my fill of interesting times. Times of contentment and normality sounds much more appealing.
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    King Red got a reaction from Ternaugh in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead   
    I agree that the new few weeks will probably be interesting; however, I have already my fill of interesting times. Times of contentment and normality sounds much more appealing.
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    King Red got a reaction from Pariah in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead   
    I agree that the new few weeks will probably be interesting; however, I have already my fill of interesting times. Times of contentment and normality sounds much more appealing.
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    King Red reacted to Old Man in Coronavirus   
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    King Red reacted to Steve in Coronavirus   
    Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate is a less toxic variant that is also being made available. There's a company called Teva Pharmaceutical that is donating 10 million tabs of it as a potential treatment of COVID-19.
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    King Red reacted to Starlord in Coronavirus   
    Define irony:  getting sick from a pandemic while playing Pandemic.
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    King Red reacted to Steve in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    Thank you for the updates. I’m working from home right now, and my daughter is out of school through early April. I think we should plan on social distancing being a thing for at least another 2-4 weeks.
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    King Red reacted to Durzan Malakim in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    I'm looking into online gaming alternatives for my D&D game. I've used Fantasy Grounds for D&D, but I don't know how well it will support Hero or Cortex Plus. It may be easier to do the game mechanics portion through talking like we do in a face-to-face game. We certainly all have dice and can roll them and declare our results. We can save video for maps and our lovely faces. This assumes of course everyone has access to the necessary hardware: computer with camera and software. We can always go on hiatus if need be.
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    King Red reacted to Killer Shrike in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    So, given the givens of the current state of reality, I think it is probably best to postpone face to face sessions until things have returned to normal. If social distancing becomes the new normal for more than a couple weeks I'll look into getting an online virtual table top type of solution going. 
     
    In  the meantime, I've been chipping away at adding more meat to the Cortex Plus Heroic port. I did more character writeups , more Ability Trait writeups, and filled in the details on how dice pools are formed, how plot points work, and so on. In days to come I'll be porting over setting content, vignettes, npcs / monsters, and so forth. It might be of interest to some of you, and of course feedback is welcome.  
     
    Obviously, I hope all of you & your families are well. Stay healthy and safe!
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    King Red got a reaction from Durzan Malakim in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    FYI
    Beginning Monday, March 16, all the gaming tables will be closed for the At Ease Game Store in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. All tournaments, all events will be cancelled until further notice. The store will now officially close earlier at 7 p.m. instead of 11 p.m.
     
    May you all stay healthy,
    Conrad
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    King Red got a reaction from Killer Shrike in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    Ed,
     
    I wish your family good health. See you in a couple of weeks.
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    King Red got a reaction from Killer Shrike in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    I like this campaign so far and hope to see everyone in February 8.
     
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    King Red got a reaction from Scything in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    I like this campaign so far and hope to see everyone in February 8.
     
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    King Red reacted to Killer Shrike in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    Ok, so here are my thoughts:
     
    1) Normally if 1 player can't make it I prefer to still meet and work around it. 
    2) If two or more can't make it, I make a judgement call based upon where the the characters of the missing players are at narratively and whether or not their absence can be worked around without causing more trouble than it is worth.
    3) However, currently the team is in a critical place where I actually want everyone at the table. Particularly considering we just spent an entire episode / session jumping thru the necessary hoops to get the team back together in a way that avoided a deus ex machina.
    4) Unfortunately due to the holidays the current "action" has gotten stretched out in real world time over the course of a couple of calendar months and I feel like it has sucked away the urgency / emotional impact of the stakes involved for the characters. In the game world, the stakes are quite high, time is of the essence, and the situation is quite dire. In the real world, it may be hard for some of us at the end of January to remember and / or care about stuff that happened in November and to still feel the anxiety and engagement I hope was present when the current leg of the adventure unspooled.
     
    Now, real life presents us with challenges to all being in the same place at the same time and I get it. Work is important. Family is important. Shit happens, and when push comes to shove meeting to play a game or indulge a hobby is obviously of lower priority. However, I feel like we have a good thing going with this group and I at least am having fun with the campaign and would like for us to find a way to move past all of the recent disruption and continue. 
     
    So...here's what I want to happen and then we can discuss if we all agree and if we can make it happen:
     
    I want us to all be present for the next session, which will hopefully be Feb 8, and for us to all make an attempt to re-engage with the in-game narrative and try to get back into the headspace of feeling trepidation for the characters and caring about what's going to happen next. For my part, I will take a beat at the beginning of the session to reframe the scene and do my best to sink the hook for all of you. 
     
    If some of us are at a point where we need to take a step back from the campaign and focus on other things, or if we are tired of the campaign and don't want to continue that's ok too...I just ask that we all be transparent about where our heads are at.
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    King Red got a reaction from Matt the Bruins in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker   
    This is just one man's opinion, and you could disagree with me. After watching "The Last Jedi", my expectations were lowered. In my opinion, TLJ was worse than "Revenge of the Sith". RotS is a bad movie, just not as episodes 1 & 2. Overall, the fun parts outnumbered the non-fun parts. I wish it was as good as Avengers: Endgame, but that did not happen. I disagree with the movie critics, and I give a slight recommendation for others to watch this movie.
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    King Red got a reaction from Trencher in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker   
    This is just one man's opinion, and you could disagree with me. After watching "The Last Jedi", my expectations were lowered. In my opinion, TLJ was worse than "Revenge of the Sith". RotS is a bad movie, just not as episodes 1 & 2. Overall, the fun parts outnumbered the non-fun parts. I wish it was as good as Avengers: Endgame, but that did not happen. I disagree with the movie critics, and I give a slight recommendation for others to watch this movie.
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    King Red reacted to Killer Shrike in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    I'm hoping to resume running sessions on Jan 11th if everyone can make it.
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    King Red reacted to Hermit in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker   
    I have trust issues with Star Wars now
     
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    King Red reacted to Steve in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. See you in January,
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    King Red got a reaction from Killer Shrike in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    No game today then. See you all early next year. Wish you the best.
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    King Red got a reaction from Scything in Be At Ease Campaign Arcs   
    No game today then. See you all early next year. Wish you the best.
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