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How much goes into prepping a game for a weekend?
Designing and naming a capital city, finding a way to integrate a player who missed last session, conferring with another player who's hometown is this city so they can find something to do with the Warforged NPC they found in an abandoned workshop, designing an entire festival, including carnival games, a play, and a fighting tournament.

THe tournament alone required MAKING five characters so I could pre-roll their combat rounds and have them ready to duel the party for the grand prize if they choose not to split it. I also had to find and properly balance EIGHT different "encounters" for each gladitorial round. Did you know 10d8 AOE damage is considered CR six? I didn't, and that is unbalanced as all get-out.

Then because they plan to take a ship down to the southern archipelago, I have to come up with a ship and captain that might be engaging enough.

Plus one of my players wants to be an amnesiac so I have to somehow come up with *his* backstory as well.
 

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Designing and naming a capital city, finding a way to integrate a player who missed last session, conferring with another player who's hometown is this city so they can find something to do with the Warforged NPC they found in an abandoned workshop, designing an entire festival, including carnival games, a play, and a fighting tournament.

THe tournament alone required MAKING five characters so I could pre-roll their combat rounds and have them ready to duel the party for the grand prize if they choose not to split it. I also had to find and properly balance EIGHT different "encounters" for each gladitorial round. Did you know 10d8 AOE damage is considered CR six? I didn't, and that is unbalanced as all get-out.

Then because they plan to take a ship down to the southern archipelago, I have to come up with a ship and captain that might be engaging enough.

Plus one of my players wants to be an amnesiac so I have to somehow come up with *his* backstory as well.
I feel your pain
 

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So my boss gave me 30 hours. I'm very grateful for that. I work 6 days now and it's tough but I love the work I'm doing. I only wish some people called adults would behave like that and not like kids that would even make a toddler feel embarrassed.....
 
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Just had a horrible daddy long legs in my room I was even freaked out by a small piece of dust moving on my floor even though I hoovered the spider up. No way I am sleeping tonight!
 

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Just had a horrible daddy long legs in my room I was even freaked out by a small piece of dust moving on my floor even though I hoovered the spider up. No way I am sleeping tonight!
I have no idea how daddy long legs have survived up to this point, they seem to constantly damage their limbs all the time somehow, probably because they fly into everything they see.
 

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Yesterday I had the chance to see traditional Japanese Kabuki for the first time at the National Theatre of Japan in Tokyo. It was such an awesome performance and the amount of detail in every aspect such as the costume, backdrops, and music is truely stunning. I'll have to check out some more traditional arts performances in my time here.
 

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