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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #37

Druegar wrote: When I read the title of this thread, I couldn't help by think of A Visit From St. Nick. Which then prompted this nightmare...

Twas the night before TD, when all through the house
All the gamers were playing, on keyboards and mouse.
The curtains were hung on the steel rods with care,
In hopes that great treasure soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their bed,
While parents drank white wine, and maybe some red.
And Lori in 'kerchief, and Jeff in his cap,
Had just settled down, for an all-too-short nap,
When deep in the hall there arose such a clatter,
Jeff sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.
Away from the hotel he flew like a flash,
He opened air curtains and blew by some ash.
The lume of the black lights above all a-glow,
Brought shadows of myst'ry to objects below.
When what to his wandering eyes should appear,
But a great big huge dragon, whose presence caused fear.
Run by a green blue-hand, so lively and quick,
We knew in a moment it must be killed quick!
More rapid than stirges her breath weapon came,
She blustered and shouted, and called Wil by name!
"Slide faster! Slide better! Now hit that small twenty,
Beware that old dragon's got hit points a plenty!"
Off the top of the board, my puck it did fall
"This $#@*ing slick silhouette’s death to us all!"
As dry leaves in chimneys o'er fires do rise,
We've got barely three rounds before our demise.
So up to the head spot our pucks we did throw,
With a bag full of healing, our cleric to blow.
But then in a twinkling, I heard from the side,
That Smoak gave more taunting, our spirits deride.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
She took in a deep breath and scorched the stone ground.
Now dressed all in soot, from our head to our foot,
We had one last round, or else we're kaput!
A huge pile of tokens were piled all 'round,
We couldn't help wonder, could great loot be found?
Her eyes--how they twinkled with anger and fury.
Her cheeks were quite puffed up, we knew death was neary.
Her fierce puckered lips were all ready to blow,
And the whites of her eyes were yellow as snow.
The stump of a claw from a battle before,
She raised like finger, that old carnivore,
To point out her black pearl, which orbit her head,
And dry up our hopes of making her dead.
She was skinny, not plump, a right cranky old self,
And she licked her dry lips while eyeing the elf.
A wink of her eye and a twist of her neck,
Gave all us to know, we're about to be wreck'd.
She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,
Of roasting our heroes, then let loose a smirk.
And laying a "finger" aside of her nose,
She gave a quick snort, to ashes dispose.
She laid on her back, and gave a dry whistle,
A sword could not best her, nor a magic missile.
But I heard players claim, as they exit the room,
Just wait until next year, then you’ll meet your doom!


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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #38

Druegar wrote: When I read the title of this thread, I couldn't help by think of A Visit From St. Nick. Which then prompted this nightmare...

Twas the night before TD, when all through the house
All the gamers were playing, on keyboards and mouse.
The curtains were hung on the steel rods with care,
In hopes that great treasure soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their bed,
While parents drank white wine, and maybe some red.
And Lori in 'kerchief, and Jeff in his cap,
Had just settled down, for an all-too-short nap,
When deep in the hall there arose such a clatter,
Jeff sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.
Away from the hotel he flew like a flash,
He opened air curtains and blew by some ash.
The lume of the black lights above all a-glow,
Brought shadows of myst'ry to objects below.
When what to his wandering eyes should appear,
But a great big huge dragon, whose presence caused fear.
Run by a green blue-hand, so lively and quick,
We knew in a moment it must be killed quick!
More rapid than stirges her breath weapon came,
She blustered and shouted, and called Wil by name!
"Slide faster! Slide better! Now hit that small twenty,
Beware that old dragon's got hit points a plenty!"
Off the top of the board, my puck it did fall
"This $#@*ing slick silhouette’s death to us all!"
As dry leaves in chimneys o'er fires do rise,
We've got barely three rounds before our demise.
So up to the head spot our pucks we did throw,
With a bag full of healing, our cleric to blow.
But then in a twinkling, I heard from the side,
That Smoak gave more taunting, our spirits deride.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
She took in a deep breath and scorched the stone ground.
Now dressed all in soot, from our head to our foot,
We had one last round, or else we're kaput!
A huge pile of tokens were piled all 'round,
We couldn't help wonder, could great loot be found?
Her eyes--how they twinkled with anger and fury.
Her cheeks were quite puffed up, we knew death was neary.
Her fierce puckered lips were all ready to blow,
And the whites of her eyes were yellow as snow.
The stump of a claw from a battle before,
She raised like finger, that old carnivore,
To point out her black pearl, which orbit her head,
And dry up our hopes of making her dead.
She was skinny, not plump, a right cranky old self,
And she licked her dry lips while eyeing the elf.
A wink of her eye and a twist of her neck,
Gave all us to know, we're about to be wreck'd.
She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,
Of roasting our heroes, then let loose a smirk.
And laying a "finger" aside of her nose,
She gave a quick snort, to ashes dispose.
She laid on her back, and gave a dry whistle,
A sword could not best her, nor a magic missile.
But I heard players claim, as they exit the room,
Just wait until next year, then you’ll meet your doom!


Give yourself (or Smoak) some milk & cookies!

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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #39

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Druegar wrote: When I read the title of this thread, I couldn't help by think of A Visit From St. Nick. Which then prompted this nightmare...

Twas the night before TD, when all through the house...


*Applause*
*Standing ovation from the audience*
*flowers thrown on the stage*
*more waves of applause, slowly fading, then starting up again, going on until hands are sore*
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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #40

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Druegar wrote: When I read the title of this thread, I couldn't help by think of A Visit From St. Nick. Which then prompted this nightmare...

Twas the night before TD, when all through the house...


*Applause*
*Standing ovation from the audience*
*flowers thrown on the stage*
*more waves of applause, slowly fading, then starting up again, going on until hands are sore*

That is good.
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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #41

i'm up for food and libations at FBB.

some gaming sounds good too, if i don't drink too much....too much time in the bathroom. sux getting older. :S
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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #42

smakdown wrote: i'm up for food and libations at FBB.

some gaming sounds good too, if i don't drink too much....too much time in the bathroom. sux getting older. :S


O, I am betting you spent a lot of time in the bathroom when you were younger too (after a night of drinking).

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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #43

I may or may not go out depending on how tired I am from driving. I am coming from Madison that day and swining by St Louis to pick some people up so it will be a long day.

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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #44

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Crap. So the whole point of planning something to do on Thursday was the idea that there wouldn't be anything else going on other than badge pickup. It looks like things have become more fleshed out now though and there is going to be opening ceremonies event at 8pm or so. I'm starting to wonder if maybe we should just push the gaming back until 9pm. It won't give us all that much time, but I figure most people will want to go to the treb firing and whatnot. We could keep the dinner time more or less where it is and then all trek over to Celebration after for badge pickup and the opening ceremonies. What do you think?

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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #45

Food, Flaming Death, then gaming.

We might even find some additional people at the opening event interested in joining the gaming.

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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #46

That sounds very likely.
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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #47

Fiddy wrote: Food, Flaming Death, then gaming.

We might even find some additional people at the opening event interested in joining the gaming.


Food, Flaming Death and then gaming sounds like a great evening.
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The Night Before Celebration 2 years 3 months ago #48

Rob F wrote:

Fiddy wrote: Food, Flaming Death, then gaming.

We might even find some additional people at the opening event interested in joining the gaming.


Food, Flaming Death and then gaming sounds like a great evening.


Sounds perfect to me. May or may not make it to the food, but definitely will for the other events.
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