Optimizer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Still Here

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    • Do like D&D?

      1 year ago

      Optimizer Still Here

      For Extra Life this year, I will be DM'ing a meatgrinder session of Dungeons & Dragons (5th Ed).  For those who haven't heard of a meatgrinder session, basically it is D&D on 'hard mode'.  D&D meets Dark Souls.  D&D where you will die!  Let me know if you'd like to join!


      For this session, I will be hosting a rotating party of four adventurers (all starting at lvl 7), who have taken the call of adventure.  If a character goes down, they start rolling death saves, unlike normal 5e rules, these death saves do not reset when the player is healed.  After 3 death failures, POOF!, that character is dead!  When one party member dies, they are replaced by the next player in line with a new character.


      The game will be taking place in person and online.  I will have a microphone and webcam set up for the local game table and will be using Skype to run a video call for all online players.  We will be streaming this on the SideQuest twitch stream as well! (www.twitch.com/SideQuestCharity)  The first players will be scheduled to start around 5pm on Nov. 4th, and run to about 10pm (or shorter if the players do amazing).  


      Since this is during Extra Life weekend, there will be some ways to donate to help (or hurt) the players involved:


      • $5 - Character rolls with Disadvantage (DM decides when)
      • $10 - Character decides when DM will roll with disadvantage
      • $20 - Reset a character's death saves.

      Head to my Extra Life page to help donate to the game and the Dell Children's Hospital.

      Jason - Extra Life

    • Been a bit

      1 year ago

      Optimizer Still Here

      It's been a long time since I've posted anything here!  


      I am getting ready for this year's ExtraLife 24-hour marathon, and was looking for ideas from people on what to do.  I was thinking of starting up a SkyFactory server and opening it out to everyone to see how far we could get in 24 hours.  The other plan is to also run some D&D games for people locally and online.  I'm always up for ideas!


      SideQuest is still looking for a place to host the 24-hour marathon this year, and hopefully will have a blast with everyone who wants to join!

    • Heroes of the Heart

      2 years ago

      Optimizer Still Here

      Most of you probably know @john (RocketJohn) from the site - either from Dungeons&Dragons&Drunks, behind the scenes of RT videos, community events, or from the halls of RTX. He is always there if you need him, offering a helping hand, a place to crash, and a friendly face; but right now he and his family are hurting.

      After their father spent two weeks in the hospital battling stage 4 colon cancer they received some shocking and terrible news. There is nothing more they can do. Their father, Jeffrey, would be sent home into hospice care where he would spend the remainder of his limited days. The family has been working hard in the time they have left to make one of Jeffrey's fondest wishes come true. He shared a dance with each of his daughters in wedding finery, made some fond memories and said some goodbyes, but the family is still dealing with hospital bills and medical costs in the remaining days. 

      We would like to help alleviate some of the financial stress from John and his family as they go through this troubling time, but we need your help to do it.

      This Sunday, February 26th, at 1 pm Central we are going to be hosting a Charity D&D game called "Heroes of the Heart". We will be streaming live on Glib Shark's Twitch channel until approximately 8 pm and encourage you all to tune in and contribute if you can.

      https://www.gofundme.com/daddydaughtersdance 

      But wait, there's more!

      If you would like to donate and participate in the game, we have several options for you:

      1. Donations of $5 will grant The Blessing of the Gods, which allows a player of your choice to roll with advantage. Blessings can be purchased in bundles ($5, $10, $15, etc) and you can specify how many blessings you would like to buy and for whom. 

      2. $13 invokes a Smite of the Gods, which grants our all-mighty GM, @OboeCrazy advantage on her rolls! Smites can also be purchased in multiple increments, but who would want to smite us? We're adorable!

       

      Once you donate, please comment on this journal to let us know what you would like and for whom! You can even mix and match $10 for 2 blessings and $13 for one smite equals one $23 donation. Or, you can donate any amount above $5 and choose only one item, or none, and still receive our eternal gratitude.

       

      The Cast and Crew of Heroes of the Heart are: @RoadBlock @Jengaship @Juls @Optimizer @GoobertheGr8 @Izzi @Toku @Vicki @Cheshire_Cat and our amazing DM is @OboeCrazy

       

      Please spread the word and join us this Sunday for an epic, one-off adventure!


    • RT Secret Santa

      3 years ago

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      I received my Secret Santa gift yesterday. It was a nice Fallout 4 mug. Each of the letters has a small screenshot of locations and characters from the game. I'm not sure who sent it, as it was mailed straight from the manufacturer. If whoever was my Secret Santa sees this, let me know, and thanks!

    • 3 years ago

      Optimizer Still Here
    • Whoops

      3 years ago

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      So I left the 3D printer running a long job for a NES Raspberry Pi case (this guy), and came home to the best little mistake. It seems that at some point about 1/3 of the way through, the print came off of the bed and hit the print head, attaching to it. Since the print grabbed right where a little hole was, filament kept coming out and around the print head. By the time I got home, the print head was completely covered in hardened plastic. I tried to heat up the head again to melt some off, but the plastic had wrapped itself around all of the electric components and the wires were stripped when I tried to remove it. Yay......

      Busted Print Head

      I was planning on getting a new E3D v6 print head sometime soon, this just sped up my purchase. Since those can take a while to get from the UK to the US, I bought a knockoff version for cheap to hold me until it arrives. The nice thing is that I can get a smaller nozzle with this new one. It should give me a better options to print in a better resolution.

    • 3 years ago

      Optimizer Still Here
    • Chappy

      3 years ago

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      Just a few more weeks, and I can bring home the little fuzzball.

    • 3 years ago

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    • Change of Plans

      3 years ago

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      I think I'll need to start working on this guy right away, though I wish I had time to finish before RTX.

  • Comments (33)

    • Alec FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Lord of Meat

      4 years ago

      Print these. imgur.com/a/l9TNy

      • Jcach

        4 years ago

        I've seen models printed in a wood-plastic composite. It actually looks and smells like timber.

      • Optimizer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Still Here

        4 years ago

        I think I could do that. I'll add it to the list!

    • ManiacMidget

      5 years ago

      Hey dude, how have you been? I hope Austin is still treating you well!

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      6 years ago

      Happy new years how'd your party go?

      • Optimizer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Still Here

        6 years ago

        The party went well. About 14 people showed up and had a blast! We drank, talked, and played Cards Against Humanity all night.

        How was yours?

        Post edited 1/01/13 1:48PM

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      6 years ago

      just sent in my app. you do it yet?

      • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

        6 years ago

        super excited... way to early. :l
        luckily I have roommates set up for a longer stay next year.

      • Optimizer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Still Here

        6 years ago

        Yep, saw someone else post about it, so I threw my hat in the ring. (Now to bring some booze to the office to seal the deal)

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      7 years ago

      i'm so jealous of you! i just saw you in the pictures for the badge packaging!
      hope all is well! smiley13.gif

    • ManiacMidget

      7 years ago

      That's awesome! What exactly do you get to do?

      And I'm doing alright. Finally got a full time job here in Denver and now I feel like I can focus on Rooster Feast again smiley4.gif I feel bad for letting it just drop away like that but SelectPanic (Joe) and are trying to revive it somehow. We've found some pretty cool places to eat in Denver so we figured we'll expand Rooster Feast to all over the US so people can make suggestions from where they live or have their own Rooster Feasts.

    • ManiacMidget

      7 years ago

      Hey man, how's it going!

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      7 years ago

      Did you apply as volunteer this year for RTX??

      • Optimizer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Still Here

        7 years ago

        Yep, got accepted too. Are you planning on coming again?

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      8 years ago

      Dude I wish I'd be the one who got em with the pipe. But oh well I got my ipAd back. Now I gotta nurse this cold away. :(

    • ytrahne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x8

      8 years ago

      How're you? How's Austin. I was talking about being down there about a third of the conversations I had at a party last night.

      I also think I confused a guy because I knew what Halo was.

    • ytrahne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x8

      8 years ago

      Like a snail at a wall without enough sticky mucus to try to get up and around it.

      That sounds pretty disgusting.

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      8 years ago

      Dude I'm sad I missed that trailer. Every one seemed to enjoyed their chicken an waffles but i felt like I was going to be sick from the heat. For a bit there after eating the pizza and feeling better I thought about cashing in the ticket but the second call for the bus was up and sleep sounded fantastic.
      The nap did me well though ended drinkin with Jeff Williams that night. Was up really late smiley4.gif

    • Razorx243 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      How goes it fellow freelancer

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      8 years ago

      This is just a comment to say you're awesome! Have a good weekend.

    • Steffie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold AH Social

      8 years ago

      It's so cute!!! Plus, It looks much better than the ones at Pinballz.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 years ago

      I put up a new poll for the RT visit time in the comments. Please vote.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 years ago

      Well, right about now, I was originally planning to be announcing that tickets for RvB:TX were on sale. Unfortunately, that's not going to be the case. You might have heard that the RT staff has their own event planed for late May. We, the organizers of RvB:TX, don't feel it will be possible to compete with a larger and better organized event, so we're officially canceling our event.

      But all is not lost! We're keeping the group page for two reasons:

      1) RvB:TX will now be a hub for all RT fans in and around Texas. We'll keep people up to date on RT related events in and around Texas, from small meet ups to the RoosterTexas event the staff is planning. If you have not already done so, please watch the group to stay up to date on the news.

      2) We're planning a smaller get together in Austin this winter. It won't be as big as our original plans, but it'll still be a chance for fans to get together and have fun.

      For more details, please see the journal here.

    • Joel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Wow. Awesome.

    • ManiacMidget

      8 years ago

      Hey thanks for showing me the video! That looks pretty cool! Is that a PC version or something because I didn't know you could make a custom map! I would totally make one of parts of our school. ^_^

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 years ago

      Friendly Neighborhood RvB:TX Admin here! Just a few updates on the group today:
      1) We officially have 200 members! Sweet! You Guys Rock!

      2) We'd really appreciate it if everyone watches the group and checks the forum every few weeks or so. We post polls and messages on the group and we need YOUR input to make sure that this RvB:TX will be the best yet. If you already watch the group, thanks a ton! If not, go here and click the watch button. There are also polls concerning likelihood of attendance and optimum ticket price in the group forum.

      3) The event is being tentatively scheduled for next March. Hope to see you there!

      4) We could really use the help of a Web Designer. if you or someone you know could help us get even a bare bones site running, it would be greatly appreciated. However, please note that this will be an act of volunteerism on your part. We'd love to pay you, but we just don't have the money. But isn't being able to say that you designed a site in order to celebrate the greatest Machinima series ever reward enough? If you are still interested, please contact myself, or one of the other group admins.

      5) Keep active in the group. The planning staff is constantly looking for cool ideas for events, and they are the best spot to get yours out there.

      That's all folks! Keep your eyes glued to the screen for further updates.

    • griffon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold create/destroy

      8 years ago

      raccoons are one of my favorite animals. and ditto about the cow information.

    • mattiecore

      8 years ago

      no

    • ManiacMidget

      9 years ago

      Man you're Lulu B's lunch sounded AMAZING. I'm sad the rest of us missed out! My friend Joe and I might be planning a small trip down to Austin again and I'll be sure to steer in that direction. Maybe we'll call you up if you're not busy!

    • Ragsman85

      12 years ago

      hey man we are having a LAN party on the 25th in the student center ballroom, halo 2 tourny as well, come on out

    • scubaSTEVE72

      13 years ago

      go here to help firefly seasson 2 happen fireflyseason2.com

    • anutcase

      13 years ago

      please vote for me @ rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/profile.php?uid=264433

    • zyaffe

      13 years ago

      good profile

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