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Rant and Rave Thread

Part of our new community building mission is finding ways for fans of Eclipse Phase to engage with each other.

I'm stealing this concept from another forum whose theme is the community that they have built for themselves so I know it works.

A Rant and Rave thread is a venting about real life thread. Not quite a bragging thread but a snapshot of a person's ups and downs during the day.

A post will look like:

RANT: Gamed last night and forgot my dice bag across town.

RAVE: Played Atomic Robo last nigh. What a sexy game.

The above of course was fake. I haven't cheated on Eclipse Phase in years...

The content of the Rant/Rave is up to you but each post should be about you.

Meaning don't reply to someone else's Rant/Rave take it to PM if you want to express concern, to offer help or to pester people for details.

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kindalas kindalas's picture
Real R/R this time

RAVE: did actually buy and download the Atomic Robo pdf, because Adam helped and because FATE seems to be a big deal.

RANT: I'm only on page 25 of 322 because Zone Stalkers came out and it is now mesmerizing me with ideas.

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Lilith Lilith's picture
Sure, I'll play along.

RAVE: Mad hype because I got into a playtest for a Better Angels campaign (written by our resident lurker-sometimes-poster Cthuluzord).

RANT: Pissed because I've yet to actually start playtesting it yet on account of some of my players being butts. Siiigh...

Killebrew Killebrew's picture
RAVE: So many wonderful ideas

RAVE: So many wonderful ideas from Zone Stalkers.

RANT: Unfortunately it seems that Swing/Graveyard shift working weekends is perhaps not the easiest schedule to plan a game around.

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Lorsa Lorsa's picture
Too much work for a weekend

RANT: My gaming club had to move across town this weekend and we had way too much stuff (and then there was cleaning as well). Also, my friend was too tired/unfocused to end the weekend with roleplaying our solo campaign so after all that work I didn't even get any roleplaying done!

RAVE: During the move I could grab a Blood Bowl team that someone had left behind so now I can facemelt my frfiend's Undead team with my Mighty Orcs.

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Lorsa Lorsa's picture
Oh and another one...

RAVE: I watched Ender's Game tonight to get me into a sci-fi mode for allt he Eclipse Phase I will (hopefully) be playing the upcoming week. Very cool visual effects.

RANT:: It was a bit dissapointing compared to the book.

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Smokeskin Smokeskin's picture
RAVE: Wildstar is awesome!

RAVE: Wildstar is awesome!

RANT: Not enought time for Wildstar :(

kindalas kindalas's picture
Another one bites the dust

RANT: Decided I was going to edit/format Ancient History's Farcast year blog into a more user-friendly document. My first import from his current PDF dump into MS Word was 700+ pages.

RAVE: Finished it. Here is the PDF. It is 380ish pages with a cover and TOC and stuff.

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Panoptic Panoptic's picture
RANT: I have a lot to read.

RANT: I have a lot to read over the weekend, and not what I'd prefer to.

RAVE: I did better today on my chinning bar than I had in a long time.

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RANT: 1 6mo old. 1 2yr old. 2

RANT: 1 6mo old. 1 2yr old. 2 10yr olds. 4 forms and flavors of temper tantrum.

RAVE: They're family, they're adorable, and NONE of em are going home with me.

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kindalas wrote:RANT: Decided

kindalas wrote:
RANT: Decided I was going to edit/format Ancient History's Farcast year blog into a more user-friendly document. My first import from his current PDF dump into MS Word was 700+ pages.

RAVE: Finished it. Here is the PDF. It is 380ish pages with a cover and TOC and stuff.


RANT: My writing the last couple months has been shite, and my outline for my projected 2015 yearblog is dire.

RAVE: The PDF looks awesome!

Erulastant Erulastant's picture
RANT: Had to go off androgen

RANT: Had to go off androgen blockers for a few days while my doctor waited for blood test results (Because kidney failure is a Bad Thing)

RAVE: Back on blockers, and my kidneys are not failing!

RANT: This all happened so fast I think I got hormonal whiplash.

You, too, were made by humans. The methods used were just cruder, imprecise. I guess that explains a lot.

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Whoo Erulastant! Cause not

Whoo Erulastant! Cause not dying is *always* good news. :)

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Steel Accord Steel Accord's picture
Rant

You know what's a real pain? I love martial arts and am completely willing to dedicate myself to a school, but none exist within my living area! (At least none that can be reached within a practical regular time frame.) Don't even get me started on finding a good sword instructor!

Okay, I'm done.

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Lorsa Lorsa's picture
RANT: Not enough people are

RANT: Not enough people are posting here! It's a great way to hear about the ups and downs of our respective lives.

RAVE: At least some people have posted here.

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otohime1978 otohime1978's picture
Rant: The supreme court says

Rant: The supreme court says I can't be discriminated against because I am a woman.

Rave: Apparently, I'm not a person, so the law doesn't apply for me. Hurray for legal cocaine fueled murder sprees!

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Darn_the_Vargr Darn_the_Vargr's picture
Boo hoo.

Rant: We work too much over here.

Rave: But work translates to dollars and paid bills.

Rant: When everybody works too much there's not much time to meet up and geek out U.U

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otohime1978 otohime1978's picture
Rant: I was up to two in the

Rant: I was up to two in the morning, trying to fix a microwave radio transmitter. There was nothing I could do and the radio needs to be replaced entirely, and they're expensive.

Rave: I get to install a better radio system. Upgrades!

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Erulastant Erulastant's picture
Rant: You would think they'd

Rant: You would think they'd locate the group secretary somewhere near the rest of the group, rather than five buildings away.

Rave: The path to the group secretary takes me past the nuclear reactor and the nanofab labs, so the scenery isn't boring. Also I got my half kilometer of copper wire to play with.

You, too, were made by humans. The methods used were just cruder, imprecise. I guess that explains a lot.

Evilnerf Evilnerf's picture
Rant: I hate the standard

Rant: I hate the standard practice of 'Release the dead-tree copy first, then the PDF later'. I mean, I get why they do it. I just don't like it.

Rave: I live with a lake outside my apartment, and every day, I see a new animal out there, it seems. Just this morning, some big white duck is hanging around bossing around the mallards. It's quite delightful

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RAVE: Shot an Arctic Warfare

RAVE: Shot an Arctic Warfare sniper rifle yesterday.

RANT: went to bed at 1:30, just woke up at 4:30, can't sleep.

Critias Critias's picture
RANT: Gencon is over! I

RANT: Gencon is over! I didn't get to hang out with half the people I wanted to, but half the games I wanted to, or play half the games I wanted to! I had a GM no-show, I had a company not honor my generic tickets at a big event, I didn't get the signatures I wanted for my wife's birthday present, and my feet hurt!

RAVE: Gencon is over. I'm home in one piece, I did get to hang out with some of the people I wanted to, I picked up two new systems, I got my wife a cool Dresden Files bracelet she loved, and I got to sling dice in three new games (including EP, which I've been wanting to try for years)...and sore feet'll heal. ;)

kindalas kindalas's picture
MEGA RAVE

Rave: Introduced three new people to Eclipse Phase tonight.

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nizkateth nizkateth's picture
More Rant than Rave

Rant(s): bureaucracy can't seem to decide if I get food-assistance or not, as I've been getting multiple contradictory notices. Last counselor appointment canceled due to unending snow. Significant other won't stop noisily slurping snot out of their nose and eating it. Losing access to a vehicle in about 6 weeks. Social/political/religious views have alienated all but 2 members of my family, my dad and my grandmother. Still waiting to get in front of a judge (with my lawyer) for my SSI case, and it's been something like 8 months since appealing. Haven't had a chance to play a tabletop game for years, or GM for months.

Rave: With practice, I'm finally starting to be able to form mental imagery.

Reapers: Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Ball.
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ringringlingling ringringlingling's picture
Hard Up for Friends

Rant: Argghh! So many trolls! Why can't I get a damn game together? Where are the ADULTS!? I NEED AN ADULT!!!

Rave: Been playing Mechwarrior Online a lot lately, got my kill ratio over .5 and just bought a Mauler.