Magiclad

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from Kalamazoo, MI

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    • So I'm new at this

      3 years ago

      Magiclad

      So it’s been a while, but what’s been on my mind recently is the fact that I’m gonna start Dungeon Mastering for my friends pretty soon. I’ve been playing Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons with this group of people for the last two years, and I’ve had a great time doing it. But soon I’m gonna be in charge of telling their story instead of being a part of it. And that scares me, as a writer, and as someone who is trying to force himself to actually put his effort into something that he cares about. I care about the players that I’m about to put into my world, having played next to them for so long. Ultimately, I think it’ll make this month or two break for my regular DM really good, but I’m really afraid of letting them down. It’ll be the first time I’ve tried running adventures in my own world, and attempting to find a storyline that’s worthy of at least one adventure book, even if it’s not the full length of one right now. And I guess what’s been one of my real blocks lately is the resolution to the first three levels I have planned. Because within the current edition, D&D 5th Edition, I feel like the first three levels are where players really become acquainted with their characters and what they can actually do, and I have scenarios that ramp intensity and conflict for my players, showing that their characters are capable of heroic level feats without the aid of much in raw power. Increasing the demand of them as the story goes, justifying level thresholds. The whole arc comes to a peak, and has a sort-of-resolution that spans out to a number of possible character hooks, and I figured I’d work out past that for main arc. But I’ve been having trouble trying to resolve the whole arc itself, in the case that it doesn’t go past a month. It’s got me worried, and I’m sure I’ll do okay. But I’ve never been good at the resolution of the story. Maybe that’s why I feel ready to be the Dungeon Master. Because maybe that story won’t end. I’ll only know after I’ve done it, in the long run. I just hope they like what I’ve got.

    • I'm ALIIIIIVE

      4 years ago

      Magiclad

      It's been forever. Do you remember me? DO I REMEMBER ME?

      Maybe I'll make new friends and try to be on the forums again I don't know.

      I missed you guys.

    • 6 years ago

      Magiclad

      I never post on here. Like ever. But I keep it around because I know it's the one place where my girlfriend won't be able to see what I post. Not unless she does some serious internet sleuthing. So I'm sitting here, trying to motivate myself to do the homework I have due in the next few days, but I just can't because I miss her too fucking much.

      Some backstory. The woman I started dating almost two years ago has moved herself out to Los Angeles for a change of life. She got herself a job at Universal Studios, and she's living with friends. I'm super happy for her. I haven't been able to see her outside of Skype/Facetime since August, when she dropped me off at the train that took me back to my hometown.

      Every day I ask myself whether or not this is worth it. Is it worth always missing her, having to deal with the fact that I got to be with her for as often as I wanted for a year and then suddenly having a gaping hole in my life where she was? I was apprehensive at doing long distance in the first place, but I promised her that I would give it a shot. Every day is a struggle. Thinking about her makes me depressed, thinking about other things doesn't help. Some days I feel like I'm not strong enough for long distance, I feel like ending this relationship and moving on would be the better option. At first it was fueled mostly by the fact that I haven't had sex for a while, but as it continues, it's been fueled more and more by the fact that I miss the companionship I had. I want someone to hold, to cuddle, to kiss, to fuck, etc. The fact that I'm having to come to grips with the fact that I need a relationship more than I thought I did is hard, and adding the fact that I'm in one but I'm living as though I'm not is just compounding it.

      I don't have anyone to talk to about this. And it sucks.

    • 6 years ago

      Magiclad
    • 4 months is long enough, I think.

      8 years ago

      Magiclad

      If I actually thought that life events were super important, I would post a little more often.

      Long and the short of it, the community that kept me strong on RT has dwindled into nothingness. I don't know what happened to all those people, and I just haven't found it in myself to go through the forums and try and find another little niche that I can call home. Yeah, you'll find me in some threads here and there, but most of what I do is lurk. A lurker's life is a lonely one.

      At least on the internet. Out in meatspace, I got myself a new woman. 3 months back in fact. But seeing as I don't talk to anyone or post anywhere significant, NONE OF YOU KNEW. IRL, I'm not FOREVER ALONE, but instead, dealing with a moderately crazy theater student (majoring in costume desgin) whom I appreciate very much.
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      That's her right there. Next to creepy looking me. A mutual friend accidentally set us up. It's pretty baller.

      Otherwise I'm jobless, almost broke and the hunt continues to run dry. Hooray college.

    • 8 years ago

      Magiclad
    • 8 years ago

      Magiclad
    • THE RETURN, PART 1

      8 years ago

      Magiclad

      I'M GONNA TALK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT ENRAGES ME BEYOND ALL REASON. TODAY, I'M GOING TO SPEAK ABOUT THE DEGRADATION OF THE GODDAMN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE BEST FUCKING LANGUAGE IN THE CUNT-PUNTING WORLD.

      FUCKING KIDS TODAY, AM I RIGHT, OR WILL I HAVE TO FUCK YOUR FACE IN? BUT SERIOUSLY. THESE FUCKING THINGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A CUM STAIN ON SOME BITCH'S FACE HAVE MURDERED THE BEST FUCKING LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD. IT'S SHIT LIKE NOT KNOWING WHAT THE FUCK A GODDAMN PUNCTUATION MARK IS.

      LET ME TELL YOU WHAT THAT SHIT IS.

      APOSTROPHES. MOTHERFUCK, APOSTROPHES ARE FUCKING IMPORTANT. THEY ARE WHAT MAKE THINGS LIKE CONTRACTIONS WORK. DO YOU NOT KNOW WHAT A WHORE-RIDDEN CONTRACTION IS? IT'S SHIT LIKE "IT'S" YOU CUNTWAFFLE. "IT'S" IS A CONTRACTION OF "IT IS." COMMONLY MISTAKEN FOR "ITS" WHICH IS ENTIRELY FUCKING DIFFERENT. APOSTROPHES ARE MOTHERFUCKING IMPORTANT.

      PERIODS. NO NOT THE THING YOUR BITCH-WHORE OF A MOTHER COMPLAINS ABOUT EVERY TIME I TRY TO PUT IT IN HER. IN THAT CASE I JUST SHOVE IT IN THE BACK DOOR. NO, I'M TALKING ABOUT THE FUCKING DOT AT THE END OF EVERY GODDAMN SENTENCE I WRITE. IT SIGNIFIES THAT YOU'VE FINISHED A GODDAMN THOUGHT. NOT THAT YOU'VE HAD A COHERENT ONE, YOU DROOLING RETARD.

      NEXT UP, FUCKING COMMAS. NO, NOT COMA, THE THING I'M ABOUT TO PUT YOUR SISTER IN AFTER I'M DONE RAMMING HER BRAINS OUT. THE FUCKING LITTLE THING BETWEEN MY WORDS WHICH CONNECT MY FUCKING BRILLIANT THOUGHTS TOGETHER. THEY'RE ALSO USED TO SIGNIFY WHEN I'M FUCKING SPEAKING TO YOU, AND YOU SHOULD BE FUCKING PAYING ATTENTION, BILLY DOUCHEWAD MCFAGGOT.

      EXCLAMATION MARKS! QUESTION MARKS! BOTH OF THOSE ARE FUCKING IMPORTANT TOO! EXCLAMATION MARKS SHOW WHEN YOU'RE YELLING, OR ARE EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING, ASSHAT! QUESTION MARKS ARE FOR FUCKING QUESTIONS. IT'S NOT THAT FUCKING HARD. LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. "WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO FUCK YOUR EYE SOCKET OR YOUR ASS TODAY?" THAT'S A FUCKING QUESTION.

      I'VE HIT UPON SOME BASIC MISTAKES THESE LITTLE SHIT-STAINS MAKE EVERY FUCKING DAY, TYPING WITH THEIR FUCKING THUMBS ON THEIR FUCKING CELL PHONES. CONTINUE TO TUNE IN, DICKMUFFINS, WHEN I SPEAK MORE ON THE TOPIC OF GRAMMAR. UNTIL THEN, I'M GOING TO GO MURDER A PACK OF 5TH GRADERS WITH A SACK FULL OF DEAD KITTENS.
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    • I'm confused.

      8 years ago

      Magiclad

      my profile picture is me, but on my homepage it's Old Spice Guy.

      BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

    • 8 years ago

      Magiclad
  • Comments (752)

    • Tzer

      7 years ago

      I haven't spoken to you in a while. What's going on?

    • LostNirvana

      7 years ago

      Gentoo is the 3rd worst operating system I ever used. Well, maybe not the third but it's still up there.

    • LostNirvana

      7 years ago

      I'm thinking of starting a 2nd Generation Hardcore Punk band, call it Pirate City Masons. Ideas for the sound? I'm thinking a blown out and thrashed bass speaker and a nice fuzz pedal, single coil guitar with reverse polarity on one of the pick-ups and I already have an angry smoky voice.

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      add me son, Robert Poppy.

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      send me your gmail and I'll invite you

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      Want a google+ invite?*

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      Want a google+ invite/.

    • urself

      8 years ago

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    • mendiphant

      8 years ago

      Hello there fellow Magic player and Michigander.

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      Under legal age, I can't buy patches or gum. Those mofuckas are expensive too. I'm either going cold-turkey or buying ultra-lights and weening myself off from there.

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      Tobacco, marijuana is non-addictive. I quit that shit months ago just b/c I didn't like it anymore and need to pass drug tests so I can find a job. No luck so far, applied for over 10 places and I'm still unemployed. Whoring myself in the streets for enough scratch for my next pack...

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      Your questions make no sense. You asked what was the easiest, not which is the one I was most willing to part with. I wanna quit smoking but it's haaaard!

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      Fucking but Internet is free and if I quit smoking I could afford to fuck and drink to my hearts content. So I quit fucking?

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      So I'm thinking of trying to quit smoking again, what do you think? I started b/c having money on me always tempted me to buy drugs which I quit but I need money for computer parts, alcohol and condoms which I spend of smokes every chance I get. What to do...

    • LostNirvana

      8 years ago

      Yo Magic, I'm hitting up everyone from the old RTSE to see what the happs are. I've pretty much just been chilling in RTSE and the occasional post in non-RP games so I'm pretty out of the loop. Any modern incarnations of Old-Skool RTRP/Asylum? Who's left anyway? This site just doesn't feel the same, it's hollow now.

    • Chronepsis

      8 years ago

      Good ta be back you lovable rapscallion.

    • catalyst_3

      9 years ago

      o that makes more sense then what i thought ^- ^

    • urself

      9 years ago

      YOUR ASS IS MINE FAGGOT

    • TheBadger

      9 years ago

      Hey 'lad, I have a question.

      Where did you get those images of that bird that you used in the appearances of YELLINGlad? For the life of me, I can't remember where it came from, and I can't seem to find it.

    • evaporated

      9 years ago

      I guess that Gaga comment really got you steamed up.

    • urself

      9 years ago

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    • Sekai08

      9 years ago

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    • Anexiel

      9 years ago

      All good. Thanks, start when you want too.

    • TheTaco007

      9 years ago

      ah

    • TheTaco007

      9 years ago

      Dude, who'd you end up giving the beta key to?

    • 2006charger

      9 years ago

      Ah ok... Thanks anyway though.

    • 2006charger

      9 years ago

      * Would like a chance at SC2 code...*

    • urself

      9 years ago

      in the new asylum u said you had more of a reason to want tokill kiji, but didnt say why, what was the more reason you had

    • TheForge

      9 years ago

      Are you interested in joining the steampunk thread?

    • TheForge

      9 years ago

      How about the new asylum then?
      redvsblue.com/groups/forum/viewTopic.php?id=15744

    • Bunny_Bunch

      9 years ago

      That's a relief.

    • Bunny_Bunch

      9 years ago

      everyone got removed but forge. Kiji didn't delete the thread. That was someone else.

    • Ziontific

      9 years ago

      Another macfag who plays blizzard games, awwwwright!

      Also, I love Robert Jordan. x)

    • Bunny_Bunch

      9 years ago

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    • Bunny_Bunch

      9 years ago

      Thank you. I had figured it out before you let loose the Yelling Bird Rant. It was exactly the right thing to do. More so, I understand the foundational intracasies of why you chose that exact post to step in. You are a decent and good friend. I need to learn to shut up. Thank you for red flaging me.

    • Chronepsis

      9 years ago

      Understandable.

    • KijiMuna

      9 years ago

      i'll try, but it just might kill me.

    • KijiMuna

      9 years ago

      only just barely

    • KijiMuna

      9 years ago

      being sick as a dog dosen't help Magic. i feel like i'm going to fall apart, even while sittign here. quit bitching at me.

      P.S. hurk bleh.

    • Red_Shift

      9 years ago

      ah, now I get it.

    • KijiMuna

      9 years ago

      oh god... a removable van seat?!... that makes up for everything you've said... i've had to put one of those back in before, nearly punched a hole through the window out of RAEG.

      and yes, i will take my time. as for th ecapture, i've got a quick, easy way to get it done without hurting Javor's reputation/appearance.

    • KijiMuna

      9 years ago

      what the fuck do you think i'm doing RIGHT FUCKING NOW?!
      i've been TRYING to come up with all the necissary information for the past two hours, now calm the fuck down before i just give up and let the Library fall apart.

    • KijiMuna

      9 years ago

      jesus christ... you don't understand what the Library is at all...

    • KijiMuna

      9 years ago

      Javor is assuming, not me. It's called RolePlaying for a reason, brah.

      wrong. read the following piece of comment you sent me the day before. this is not Javor, this is you.

      I, on the other hand, am in my element in Lyridan. You expect me to follow your lines in a thread we all made specifically vague to keep player input more important. Yes, I'm sure the Library has very intricate inner mechanisms, and that's fine. However, you need to also realize, a lot of shit is going to go down. And when push comes to shove, the Library is going to need Javor and Yorosh

      again, not Javor, it's you.

      I'm assuming Yorosh is more powerful than the Master of the Library because he IS.

      uh huh... well, as soon as you stop assuming, i'm sure that'll fall through the floor. take a look at that one more time and try to make sense of it.

      You mean like some of your collective bots? Don't give me that guff, Kiji.

      read that again.

      if there's one thing i hate, it's when a single character is able to take on a large force that equals or surpasses their own ability, and the single person is able to walk away without a scratch

      Collective tech isn't easily surpassed, but when it is, i let units get blown to hell and back. Blue Hood has been kicked around pretty hard before, and Aurelia has been knocked out of commission several times.

    • KijiMuna

      9 years ago

      the problem i have with you is not the fact that Javor is being a cocky bastard, most of your characters are, and i've learned to deal with them accordingly. the problem i have with you is the fact that you're assuming the Library is not capable of defending itself.

      the other problematic assumptions are as follows:
      1) you are assuming that every Librarian is casting spells in the same manor.
      2) you are assuming Yorosh is more powerful than the Master of the Library. the problem with this is the fact that there is no singular leader. if you were given all of the relevant information, you would know this. i assume i'll have to give another thorough description as you said.
      3) your character is passing judgement on no more than.... i'd say about 2 minutes, 15 seconds from the first attack. be careful you don't lose track of time in the RP, time is relative to action, and everything we had done could have been easily fit into the specified time above. unless you character is overly judgemental, he really shouldn't have been thinking along those lines yet.
      4) something else, Javor has remained completely unaffected by everything i've thrown at him. he's casted three spells: one attack, one a failed attempt to subdue a Sending, and a teleportation spell. taking all of this into account, it really is astounding that he'd have the physical strength and agility to resist any and all forms of damage, both magic AND physical, don't you?

      if there's one thing i hate, it's when a single character is able to take on a large force that equals or surpasses their own ability, and the single person is able to walk away without a scratch. that's essentially what you're trying to do here, despite the fact that in the RP's setting, mortal wounds are normally survivable.

      in all truth, those Sendings were supposed to keep Javor busy, but you had to grand-stand and show the whole RP that those massive guardians, (who were supposed to be strong enough to deterr people that wanted to attack the Library) were no match at all against your character, even outnumbered. you could have at least tried to keep the battle interesting and even... instead you decided to have Javor completely overpower a creature three times his size, weilding a sword of equal size.

    • KijiMuna

      10 years ago

      Magic, your wild assumptions about the Library and it's inner workings could very well end up killing my intrest in the thread. you decided to lock your character into something you didn't make and didn't understand, and now you're trying to take creative control. if you want to twist the Library around so badly, you can do it without my help.

      this is almost as bad as if you'd tried to tell me how the Collective worked on an organizational level.


      oh, and another problem is that you're using an assumption to justify another assumption. that dosen't work.

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