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2023.05.28 06:31 FindingNo2931 Side effects might cause me to stop

I started Mounjaro about 5 weeks ago and have taken 4 shots of 2.5 mg. I’ve had some constipation. After the last two shots I’ve had fairly intense epigastric pain and sulphur burps that haven’t been resolved by Pepcid, baking soda/water or digestive enzymes. The epigastric pain lasts for 2/3 days and I can hardly eat anything during that time. Now I have a rash on my trunk that I think might be related. I looked up side effects, and rash was listed as less common. I wish I was one of the many that have no/minimal side effects. I have PCOS with insulin resistance and have lost 15 lbs and 13 inches. SW: 216.1, CW 201. It’s very difficult for me to lose otherwise, but I’m worried that the epigastric pain could be early signs of pancreatitis if I continue to take this med. Has anyone else dealt with something similar? I’m worried about regaining if I stop.
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2023.05.28 06:30 Nocturnal-Nurse Roomba i3+ Not Connecting

Roomba i3+ Not Connecting
I’ve had the i3+ since Nov 2023.
Over the past couple of months I have received a charging error 15 a couple of times (per app: cell failure on the Battery during charging and the Battery may need to be replaced). This typically occurs after the roomba docks after a run but the automatic bin cycle is cut short for some reason. However, I have always been able to reboot with no issues.
The roomba got stuck this week while I was out of town. I just ended the cleaning cycle through the app at the time and put it back on the dock when I returned home a few days later. It initially connects and lights up when being placed on the dock and appears to be charging. But seconds later, I get the error in the app, “Unable to Connect - Make sure sw33p5.exe is correctly positioned on its charging station and is charging”. I have cleaned the charging ports with a magic eraser, cleaned the brushes, reset the app, and rebooted the roomba. After a reboot it will briefly show that it is ready for cleaning. However when I hit clean from the app, I immediately get a red light on the roomba and it states, “check the app for more information”. Again I receive the error it is unable to connect. It never leaves the dock and I don’t hear the vacuum or anything before the error message pops up. The roomba also does not leave the dock if I press the clean button on the roomba itself.
Rebooting or redocking allows me to briefly view the charging status. It was obviously dead when I first arrived home but now it appears fully charged. I just cannot get it to connect/clean.
Any help is much appreciated - wanted to see if there was any ideas before I call support. Thank you!
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2023.05.28 06:29 No_Sir8975 This pic was posted on an ad for clothes she was selling on fb

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2023.05.28 06:27 focuspullerOG A "one-time $20 service registration charge" for MoviePass. No information anywhere about this. This happen to anyone else?

I had an error in trying to place an order shortly after signing up for the service. I contacted customer service about this. In the middle of that I noticed a $20 charge. As I signed up for the $20 tier, I assumed this was an indication that my subscription had started. So I asked Customer service about this in a text. The response that I got was that in fact that was not the case. The charge "was for the service's registration fee. Please be advised that this is a one-time charge only applied when you sign up for the service for the first time; nevertheless, your account has not been activated."
At absolutely no point on the app or on the web site did I see ANYWHERE that there was a one-time $20 fee. Has this happened to anyone else? I am including a copy of some of the exchange.
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2023.05.28 06:27 Superb_Buy3007 holidays yacht in Norway

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2023.05.28 06:25 ___Kuroneko___ Attempted the Warburton to Dom Dom Saddle Hike, Went Spectacularly wrong

TLDR at Bottom
Woke up at 5, had a huge breakfast, downed a can of Monster, and after an hour's drive I was there, final equipment check and begun the climb from the bottom of Martyr Road at ~8:20AM
Had a pack weight of about ~20kg (I usually hike with this weight so it didn't bother me much)
Everything was jolly for the first stretch, reached the top of Donna Buang in about 4hrs.
After taking a break at top, I went on past towards Dom Dom Saddle, here where things started getting worse. It was around 1PM when I got started, but clouds were starting to gather, incredibly thick shrubbery on almost 2/3 of the 4.5kms I covered past Donna Summit, slowing down my pace considerably.
Walked for about 1.5hrs, only covered 4.5kms, (usually I'd cover about 6-8kms in 1.5hrs) At 2PM, clouds had thickened, and the sky's dimmed, it was at this point I realised rain was coming, so I set up a Hutchie and settled down as the first wave of Hail hit, followed by continuous rain.
I laid in my sleeping bag, no signal on my phone, for about 30 minutes, when the winds blowing through the gap under the Hutchie, started to chill me. At this point I had a realization, my sleeping bag let wind way too easily, and that if I was getting cold at 3PM, I'd freeze to death at night. Combined with the fact that the rain had not stopped for an entire hour and clouds showed no signs of clearing up, I had to get out of there, this mission was a complete bust, I was ill prepared.
At this point, I've not had much to eat as I was saving the majority of my food for nighttime since I usually try to cover as much during the day as I can, so I was actively hungry, I've eaten an apple, 1 UpnGo Protein, and maybe 2 handful of cashews since breakfast.
So I put on all my waterproof gear in my Hutchie, packed everything I can, and charged out to I pack the rest in the rain and I was off retracting back towards the Summit of Donna and then back down to my car.
It took me 1hour to return to Donna, it rained the entire way and despite waterproof clothing, pushing through wet bushes had gotten water to seep in there was nothing I can do to stop it, at this point I was perhaps 50% wet inside, and the day was getting darker and darker, the rain showed no sign of stopping, and I was starting to get very hungry and my legs were also starting to get sore.
It took me about 1.5 hours to get from Summit down to this road and gate before the main trail descending, it was completely dark at this point and the rain still kept coming, I was 100% wet, everywhere, enough rain and seeped in. I had my head torch, and it barely helped, as the rain in front of me cut the visibility of the ground lit up ahead.
Reaching that gate before the trail, I sat there resting, cold, starving, tired, wet for 20 minutes munching down on some jerky. Anyone who has been there knows there's an emergency sign with numbers on it, it was like YRN520 or something, and i was in such terrible shape I seriously considered calling 000 while I sat there. But the rain had marginally slowed down, and after eating some food I had my spirits back up and I begun the final descent back down.
It was a steep hill to begin with, coupled with the almost 3 hours of rain there was essentially a flowing mud river on the entire track, and several times I had slipped and fell but I couldn't care less Cos I was wet all over anyways.
This descent in Dry weather usually takes me just under 2 hours, tis time took me more then 2.5hrs.
I got back into my car around 8:20, and I've never looked forward to going home so much from an outdoors trip on my life.
Also, after driving for about 15 minutes, I had to pull over cos I felt super light headed and sleepy, I'd forgotten to eat anything and just up and left.
My legs were sore for 2 days after, and I did something to my left leg it was Hard to raise it at all for almost 3 days.
TLDR - Fucked up big time, the path was awfully bushy, poor preparation for wind and cold meant I could not stay over night. Awful retreat back up Donna and back down in almost 5hrs of continuous rain, poor visibility, slippery mud, when I was starving, cold and fatigued, almost called 000 cos of how dire the situation was. Thankfully a 20min break and soome jerky and rain slowing down gave me much needed hope to get out.
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2023.05.28 06:25 Letmesleep0 Confirmation for Visa (Australia)

Sorry i know this post probably comes every day but i'm honestly confused and spent hours just going in circles.
Visa on arrivals seems to be back to 15 days (From 30 days from last year), Can't be extended. Pain in the ass correct? (That's what some info says around but on the offical It still says it's 30 days.
Then the Tourist visa says 60 days but it also says i can't apply online i have to go to a local Thai Embassy near me, So i'm thinking about traveling to go do that, Then can i extend 30 days on arrival in thailand?
If not, I need an onward ticket before the 60 days mark, I've read mixed things about a bus ticket onward will do.. or no you need a flight ticket onward just outside of Thailand.
One more question if i have to apply for a tourist visa in my home country how can i travel just over the boarder to do another Tourist visa? Does that mean i actually have to travel back to my home country to get another Tourist visa?
Sorry but i'm honestly over loaded. So much old and miss info
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2023.05.28 06:25 IceQueenWeiss Selling epic games account + coupon 25% expire june 15

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2023.05.28 06:25 DLoBack2TheLakers Are they the actual full game and physical copies?

Are they the actual full game and physical copies?
I’m new to gaming, so I’m wondering why they’re so cheap. And are they actual physical copies of the games? I’m just confused, any help would be appreciated!
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2023.05.28 06:24 Helpful_Classroom204 Gael and the Ringed City Theory


I’ve thought long and hard about the lore of dark souls 3 on the toilet for some time now, and one conundrum that has always escaped a proper conclusion in my head-cannon is Slave Knight Gael and the Ringed city. However, I think I’ve happened upon an explanation that ties up all the loose ends and finally makes thorough sense to me. Please, bear with me.
There’s a long-standing, widely popular theory about the conclusion of The Ringed City that goes as such:
When Filianore’s egg gets cracked, you’re sent forwards in time to when the city has been diminished and the Pigmy Lords are exposed. During this time, Gael — who has become much more powerful and weathered — committed a genocide of humanity. He is at the end of his journey, and all he needs now are the dark souls of the pigmy lords… and you. And he can paint his painting with the completed dark soul.
I don’t like this theory for a number of reasons, but for now I’ll neglect to mention them and just explain mine instead to keep this brief.


I promise this is all necessary.
I had this idea when I was watching a VaatiVidya video where he talked about the nature of souls.
The world was neutral and monotonous until the Lord souls were discovered. They brought contrast to the world; life and death, and light and dark. These were possessed by Gwyn, the witch of Izilath, Nito, and the furtive pigmy who spread the dark soul to his peers.
Gwyn made an alliance with Nito and the witch and used his newfound power to wage war against the dragons, and then he established his kingdom, his lineage, and the age of fire.
However, there was one loose end: the Pygmy lords. He made a truce with them — there would be no conflict if they agreed to live isolated in the ringed city at world’s end. There they were contained, and he provided to them his youngest daughter, whose power kept the city separate from the outside world. Gwyn promised Filianore he would return one day when the time came.
However, Gwyn never kept his promise. Not because he lied, but because he changed his mind. By my interpretation, the time would come when the fire faded and Gwynn’s age ended, bringing about the age of the dark. Then, Filianore’s purpose would have been fulfilled, and her service put to rest.
However, when one of the pygmies escaped the ringed city and spread the dark soul outside it, creating humans, Gwynn panicked. He feared humanity, and so he committed the first sin. He shackled the dark souls that lived inside of the humans, and created the undead curse. Gwynn linked the fire, and prolonged his world unnaturally.
Through this age, the undead became forlorn. They were forced to attached their identities to their “white souls”, having had their dark souls shackled by the curse (e.g. “soul of a wandering traveler”). With every death and undeath, these souls faded until they were left with nothing but the absence of their humanity — hollow.

The theory

Now let’s talk about Gael. Gael’s goal is simple, to acquire the blood of the dark soul to use as pigment for a reconstructed painted world. We’re told many times that your purpose in the painted world is to burn away the rot so it can start anew, like those “fools on the outside” fail to understand.
People would often theorize that Gael needed to slay the pigmy lords and you because he needed “all” of the dark soul, or he needed a large amount of it. However, I would argue that he needed to slay the pigmy lords for their dark souls because they existed outside the grasp of Gwynn’s curse. Their dark souls weren’t shackled, and they existed as they had before the curse
This raises further questions though. Why does Gael need you there? And what exactly happens with Filianore and the city at the end of the DLC?
The second question first requires an understanding of how time is “convoluted” in dark souls. This isn’t a mere an excuse for cooperative play, it is a central component of how the world of dark souls functions. Each player, and each undead character, exists in their own world pursuing their own goal. This is why you must be summoned between worlds, and NPC summons must be summoned to you. It is only when two people need to be at the same place at the same point in time do their worlds intersect, where time is dictated by the passing of critical events.
Anri is on her own quest to kill Aldrich for revenge in her own world, and you are summoned to her world to assist her. However, at other times you needn’t be summoned to her because you are in the same place at the same time along your respective timelines. These timelines run parallel to one another, intersecting at critical times in convoluted places like Lordran, Drangleich, and Lothric. In these places, different worlds are converging and overlapping frequently, causing the phenomenon to occur.
This is what happens with Gael. Formerly, you have to summon him to interact with him for almost all instances. This excludes your first meeting at the Cathedral where you needed to be in the same place at the same time, for his goal was to meet you. Gael lures you through the ringed city from his own world through notes, and he aids you against the challenges with summons. He directs you until you are where he needs you to be at the precise moment in time, namely after the ringed city is collapsed upon the waking of Filianore.
At this point he is bloated from consuming the pigmies, and finally you meet at the correct moment. But now we need to answer the other question, why did Gael need you to be there?
The common answer is that he needs you to defend midir and wake Filianore, but I don’t like this explanation because he beats you to the pigmies even though you teleported there. He’s there before you.
My answer to the question is that he seeks for you to kill him and deliver the blood of the dark soul to the painter. His item descriptions explain that he knows his journey will drive him to madness. It will drive him hollow. So he needs you there to ensure the painter gets the pigment, and you are the only one strong enough to defeat him at the height of his power.
He believes all of this because of the prophesy that two unkindled will burn away the painting’s rot, allowing it to start anew. Not you and Freide — you and Gael, at the end of the world.
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2023.05.28 06:22 PushkinPoyle My birthday is June 4th

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2023.05.28 06:22 Buii_the_rogue [US][H][Tichondrius] - LFM for Semi-Casual AOTC Progression Raiding Guild

is a Season 1 Semi-Casual AOTC Horde PvE guild recruiting for our current 5/9 Heroic raid progression.
Hey all! We’re a mixed group of 12-15 consistent players always pushing to get better, some of us casual, others less so. Most of us have grown and progressed in Dragonflight S1 together from 30+ wipes on normal Terros to earning AOTC and KSH together.
We currently need DPS, but flex healeDPS or Tank/DPS are also welcome for necessary substitutions. Warrior and mage would be big bonuses, and we also do not have any rogues or hunters. We will certainly be earning AOTC this season, but have yet to decide if we want to make a mythic push this time around. If we do, we are not the sort of guild that will smash through it quickly, but we tend to down everything eventually. If you have been wanting to get into the raiding scene for WoW, but are concerned about toxic groups or learning the ropes, there is a good chance we foster the learning-friendly environment you are looking for.
AOTC is not required, but some raid experience is preferred. We’ll be integrating new folks into normal raid clears and heroic progression to see if you’re a solid fit and if you like the environment. Since we focus on improvement, we regularly and constructively discuss areas where people are lacking in damage or mechanics, so please be willing to ask questions and to learn and grow with us.
Outside of raid, we like keys, and we tend to have at least one group active every day. There's a good chunk of alt-aholics, too, so alt raids aren't uncommon. There is not much of a PvP scene for us as it stands.
Raid times are Sunday and Monday at 8:00 PM CT. We have multiple spots available for guild applicants to come to both of these raids this week, 5/28 and 5/29 at 8PM CT. Discord is required.
Contact Discord: Andrew (Buii)#6403
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2023.05.28 06:21 xhuberant Impossible to start a new policy same-day in CA?

Hey salesfolks,
I’m in California. Tried to close on an Ioniq 5 lease today, but couldn’t make it happen because no major insurance provider would start a new policy without a mandatory 14-day underwriting review.
The deal was all ready to go, but nobody would write a totally new policy for a new car without a 14-day underwriting review. After some prying I was told it’s a new insurance regulation, but I’m wondering if any salespeople have seen this in California recently.
My zip code and commute area has not yet experienced wildfire, but it is in that part of the state. Otherwise I can’t see how I’m a risk.
A Geico rep mentioned something like a “binding restriction” or “requirement” but said they weren’t sure how much they were allowed to say, but that it wasn’t because of my profile specifically. A different rep from Progressive told me this was only a ~3 day old change for the entire state.
I can’t be the only person in CA trying to drive off the lot and needing to start a new policy in the same day. Anyone know what’s happening?
Thanks for any thoughts!
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2023.05.28 06:20 BumpyDenny93 What do I do with my Main Characters? How do I break them up?

Good Morning, good folks of this forum.
I am back with another dilemma that I need solved. I am in the middle of writing the 2nd chapter of my longfic and I ran into a bit of a problem. I need for my main couple to break up but I don't know how to break them up and then bring them back together.
Allow me to explain my MC's, so you see where my problem lies:
Allison is in love with Eric. Allison has been in love with Eric since she was about 15 and she's like 23 now. Allison and Eric have what could be described as a very toxic relationship, where they break up and get back together a lot. Hell at one point in my longfic, Eric goes into a coma and Allison uses all of her money to find doctors to come in and try to bring him out of it.
Eric has been known to pull Allison out of some sticky situations in the past and he tends to be a voice of reason when Allison is about to do something stupid.
Eric loves Allison dearly but he can't be with her because she lies like she breathes. Eric has tried multiple times to make things work with Allison but then she does something stupid to bust them up.
One time after Eric breaks up with Allison, he moves on with a new girl named Carly. Eric is barely interested in being with Carly but he's trying to have a normal relationship with a woman who doesn't lie through her teeth.
Eric tries to keep up a friendship with Allison after they break up but eventually it doesn't work because he is still madly in love with her and he needs to sever their ties because he wants to make things work with Carly.
Allison tries to move on with her life after that but its a little hard to do when Eric shows back up in her life literally 2 minutes after telling her that he wants to sever ties with her.
Eric wants Allison to move on but he doesn't actually want her to move on. The thought of Allison being with another man makes Eric's blood boil. Eric doesn't really know where things stand with Allison in terms of everything but he knows that if Allison moves on and finds happiness with someone else, it will break his heart.
Eric keeps saying that he will stay out of Allison's life and do the mature thing and let her go, but he's always finding excuses to be around her. Eric is a P.I. and he will go to see Allison under the guise of needing help with a case, which he never actually needs help with. Allison owns a nightclub and sometimes Eric will show up there, claiming that she might need his help with something electrical.
Eric will sometimes moonlight as an electrician.
Allison wants to kick Eric out of her life completely but god all he has to do is bat those big brown chocolate eyes at her and Allison becomes silly putty. Allison is very cutthroat when it comes to business but when it comes to Eric, she's just a girl that wants to be wrapped in the arms of her very crazy but very loving boyfriend.
Another reason why Eric and Allison can't be together is because well she is an ex-escort. Allison ran into some financial problems at one point and actually had to resort to escorting at one point and she suffered some abuse while doing that and it kind of messed her up mentally and she doesn't think that she is worthy of being with Eric because of that.
Eric hates that Allison had to resort to that life and he has a lot of trouble accepting that but he still loves Allison in spite of that.
Allison is completely devoted to Eric and he is essentially the king of her heart and one of her biggest dreams is for them to someday have a healthy relationship, even though she knows that is not possible.
At one point in my longfic, Allison gets tired of all the games that Eric is playing and gives him an ultimatum that he has to choose her or Carly. Eric despite what he feels in his heart for Allison chooses Carly.
When Allison gives Eric the ultimatum, the both of them are standing in the middle of her nightclub and this song is coincidentally and ironically playing over the loudspeaker during their conversation:
Shortly after Allison gives Eric the ultimatum and he chooses Carly, he actually proposes to Carly.
Eric is NOT in love with Carly at all but he seriously thinks that if he marries her, it will automatically erase his feelings for Allison.
Allison decides that she is going to leave town after Eric announces his engagement because she loves him too much and the thought of him marrying another woman is too much to handle and she figures that she needs to leave town in order to start healing and getting over him.
However before Allison can leave town, she finds out some information about Carly that could change everything.
On the day of Eric and Carly's wedding, Allison shows up at the church and hands Eric an envelope that contains the information that she found on Carly.
Allison hands Eric the envelope and basically tells him "you can do with this what you will, I am done" and then throws her hands up and walks out of the church.
Eric reads the information and he immediately leaves Carly standing at the alter and goes running to the airport to find Allison, who tells him point blank that he screwed up things with her and that she is just finished with him and his bullshit.
Not even Eric batting his big brown eyes at her can make Allison come back to him, she loves him wholeheartedly but she needs to leave to preserve her own sanity.
What do I do with Eric and Allison after this? Do I make Allison forgive Eric or leave him there at the airport? Is there anything that I should change about their relationship or add to it?
Eric and Allison are going to break up several more times throughout my longfic until they get it right but I am trying to figure out how do I write this first big breakup for them.
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2023.05.28 06:17 Asterisk_King Racial flight IS overpowered, and all of these counterarguments are wrong:

Whenever someone complains about flying you get a number of counterpoints that sort of ignore the bigger picture, and it's hard to force myself to take into account all the details in one go. So here they are as I see them, many of the counterpoints against flying being overpowered and why I disagree with them.
You may find that not all of them are true in your mind, but disproving one or two of these is not enough proof do do away with the issue.
📒Knocked prone = falling to death
Yikes. People treat this like some sort of Mike drop moment This makes combat extremely swingy. So we go from flying being overpowered to nearly instant death. This almost feels like it's a massive punishment to flying so in all honesty most would not suggest using this type of thing too frequetly at the risk of being accused of specifically targeting that character (you will be). Players might even say that they are fine with it ahead of time. But they rarely hold to that when the time comes.
Additionally, the ways you can limit someone's speed are often specific and limited. It's not like these abilities never appear, but if all the sudden they do then that's going to be a giveaway
That is unless you use it sparingly. But if you do... It will barely be useful anyway.
However, this also assumes that the character in question is both in range and has weak enough saves that can be targeted. Things like nets and bolas in my experience both never see play and are weak... When someone is even in range. 20/60 range for a bola? You're going to be attacking for disadvantage for sure. Might as well shoot a bow. And the save is only 10 strength? Assuming a character with +0 strength modifier and saves, and assuming you are shooting at disadvantage (bolas) you can at max expect to hit half the time and the save with only fail half the time. That's 1/4 chance to actually do anything if you can line up a shot. Just shoot some arrows at the guy.
What about walloping arrows? Firstly, I didn't know those existed until some tried to argue about using them on flying characters. Seeing as I've never seen these used before, I would 100% accuse you of targeting me if you whipped this out on me as a player. Never seen it before and will probably never see it again. It's like it's tailor made for flying characters... Still a DC 10. Maybe you'll get knocked, eventually.
If I'm not mistaken fall damage is 1d6 per 10 feet. If that's the case then a character flying at at level of 15ft above ground isn't in that much danger. That means if they did fall they'd be taking 1d6 fall damage and if you REALLY have to be petty about it then that would be 2d6 at max. The average damage there being 7 damage. Now if you are in the business of cheesing flying characters, they will learn real quick that this is the sweet spot of where to be to avoid any real damage punishment.
You might say that this is really risky at low levels and I would say DUHH. You could die at level one to being spit on by a llama my guy. However, this will be only after your speed reaches zero or after you are knocked prone. If the net result of that is 7 damage the you might as well just shoot at them or throw a rock or something.
Additionally, as you move up the levels this amount of damage is negligible
Lastly, this only solves a part of the problem. It can only really be applied to combat. Anything else and it generally doesn't work
📒Use ranged weapons Oh nah! It's not that simple.
Firstly let's recognize that as of last year only about a third of the monsters in the monster manual and the additional books have ranged options. And for most of them that do, the ranged options are weaker.
Now I know what you're saying: but the DM should snap his magic God of creation fingers to give almost every monster and enemy a longbow, and that the terrasque should magically have access to infinite massive boulders to throw with the exact same pdr as his whopping five melee attacks.
This effects everyone, not just the flying character. The reason so few monsters have decent ranged options is to make them come close and pose a threat personally. To solve this problem, a lot of enemies would need their ranged options added or buffed and they would have to be strong enough to he worth it -- otherwise it's mathematically easier to just jump the characters allies.
Even worse is if we actually give the enemies these buffs. Now all the sudden melee Martial builds are even more garbage than they already are. If ranged attacks have no mathematical opportunity cost to use, there is no reason for enemies to risk hp and such to come into close range.
Do you know who doesn't need melee viability? Casters. BOOM! You've literally made caster comparatively more powerful. most spells are ranged anyway, and some of those ranges are huge even without spell sniper. They probably don't care that much.
The worst issue here is that we now expect the DM to do EVEN MORE work than he already has. This will be one of many excuses to add to the workload of the DM. it certainly won't be the last in this campaign. The goal of running the game isn't just to make a good experience. It's also about doing that without breaking your back needlessly. DMs don't always need to be coached on the million and one ways they can solve a problem. The just need less problems.
📒 weather
Yes. This is an incredible solution that makes sense and isn't hard implemented. I actually love this one except for two issues. Firstly, it's extremely circumstantial. It can't be bad weather all the time, unless you set it up in a really believable way. Additionally, it doesn't work indoors or in caves unless you to some real bending over backwards. For what it's worth though it's a good and easy solution when it applies... Unless you make it subject to an easy save.
📒 Don't ignore strength
This actually helps the issue, however it's not a magic cure all. It also reopens the dialogue on why people ignore strength to begin with. Probably because it... Makes the game more complicated. Still though I think it helps to prevent the flyer from using strength based abilities or carrying things. If he isn't doing much of that, or if he's a caster or has a back like or caravan it largely doesn't matter.
Whole we're on the subject, pray the flying character isn't a caster. Even if you think neither is overpowered, putting two nearly overpowered qualities together won't end in something balanced.
📒But horses are equally useful.
You kiss you mother with that lying mouth? majority of players don't even use horses for obvious reasons. Barely any hp, can't attack on the same turn. Goodness forbid the horse has to make any form of save. Any combat involving a horse of non boss monster variety results in the horse being the first to go down. really easy way to depower an enemy. Where as flying characters can fly until zero hp, a player with a horse only has it until it dies. And that bad boy doesn't respawn like in a video game. And please don't pretend that land travel at high speeds is equally as useful as flying. It is obviously terrain dependant, where a flying person can avoid ground bound obstacles, horsey boy has to go around them, spending however much movement is required. Ground bound traps effect a horse as well. How well can your horse climb? A flying character has perfect climbing skills... Because they are immune to having to do it! Can your horsey boi swim across a surface of water to get to the other side? Probably not better than my wings that can fly across.
📒 Familiars are equally useful
Firstly it's not the same. Maybe nerf those too? Classic example of something many DMs find tedious to work around. Not absolute in it's power, but it is incredibly annoying on a great deal of fronts. Naming some other thing that gets under peoples skin doesn't make them both less problematic. Moreover, flying is still easily worse.
📒 It only solves problems for one character
What ever the hell that means. People behave as if this wasn't immediately apparent. As if other players not having it magically negates it's usefulness? If only one player is playing a class that this overpowered, does that magically discredit it's lack of balance. Why is this argument exclusively used for flying?
Moreover, players not being able to be hit by some things will just put more pressure on those who can.
This also brings up an entirely separate problem that compounds with it. Some players agency is actually too high. That sounds crazy I no know, but many players -- specifically casters -- have so much utility, damage potential, social interaction spells and whatever else, that they can basically just run off on their own and do whatever unchecked. I've seen plenty of occurances of caster players just ditching the rest of the party to do solo mumbo jumbo, solving every problem they come across by snapping their fingers to cast a spell. Fly makes this worse because that's a whole level three spell for free, and increases their incentive to do so because it's costless and doesn't need concentration. Even on a Martial build it further incentives people to go off on their own -- especially if the other players can't follow anyway. People think that the flying player is just going to stand around like an NPC or only go somewhere if the others can follow, when in reality they will fully utilize that moment to become a main character.
📒Narrow spaces People use these arguments all the time, and in theory they make sense. However there aren't mechanics for this. There is no listed wingspan in any flying race. That's a recipe for debate. Because if a player who really, really wants to fly(aka every character that has flight) sees you making these excuses that don't exist in the game then their patience for that will be very very limited.
📒Low ac, can't wear good armor
This has always been funny as an argument. Like heavy armor is just the bestest thing to have graced the table. But it's simply not. Not the best but remember in most cases you will literally be immune to melee, which gives you an incredible EFFECTIVE increase to ac if you stop to think about it. If you are a caster then this is worse. My guy the idea of casters being squishy has always been a lie anyway. Some of them already get decent armor options independent of heavy armor. Casters also get mage armor and shield, and misty step. Their effective ac is great if they are slightly prepared. Add ranged attacks to both of these and you are in a stupendous spot.
📒 All combat takes place indoors or underground.
This is actually categorically untrue. In my personal experience this is actually the opposite. However this is something that ultimately varies tremendously and is therefore not a valid solution. Sometimes it will be that way and sometimes it won't. Moreover, it's not as off all indoors encounter happen just below ceiling level. If the ceiling is 15 feet up fliers can reliably just effectively hang out on the ceiling. And if not, just staying above the space directly behind an ally solves this issue. If the ceiling is lower than 10 feet then this may actually be countered, but it's not a given that it will be.
Not ever indoor or cave dungeon is narrow and cramped. In my experience there have been plenty of open and sprawling spots because worrying about positioning is a massive headache.
I would also like to take this moment to remind everyone that combat is not necessarily the main issue with flying.
📒Casters counter them 1. Casters counter everyone, assuming they have the proper spells. 2. Casting technically isn't that common. 3. Okay, so now nearly all of my encounters must have casters? Often many encounters are centered around circumstance that causes the creatures and their conditions to vary wildly. Now I have to ignore all that just to challenge this one player?
📒 Don't challenge them. Just let them be overpowered.
This has always been silly. Even in a game where players basically demand to be overpowered, this isn't always as universally good as it sounds. I can prove it too... Because all forms of game balance in dnd and otherwise assume this isn't the case. So why are we changing our minds now. Seriously, a game almost entirely designed around combat and exploration, and both of those things are held up by bubblegum and boxtape? Not memorable. Might be fun cheesing the first dozen encounters or puzzles but eventually there will not be anything gained from it. Moreover, not every player even wants that! It might just be one out of four or six.
Moreover I feel like catering to this idea too much is deceptively toxic. Wanting to be powerful is not the same thing as not having a challenge. If a player wants to be strong with zero challenge then that player is low-key being sort is spineless. Play another game, or accept that you might have to think about your actions and your strategies to at least some extent. I run the type of game that if you at least have two braincells and use them you will probably be fine. Only players that have failed at my table or the ones that want excessive handouts. And it's arguments like these that sort of out people for not really wanting to underact with the came. Just circumnavigate it.
📒 This is only a problem at low levels
Also a lie. People say that because wizards get to use the fly spell at level 5 then that means natural flight is only overpowered until they get to do it. Except that's not really how it works.
Casters get the fly SPELL. It takes one level three spell slot minimum, same as fireball. Flying races don't spend any spell slots. Their fuel economy is unrivaled.
Casters get it for ten minutes. Flying races get it literally forever. Their endurance is unparalleled.
Casters have to use their concentration on the spell, and if they get hit they risk losing it just from taking damage. Flying races use no additional action economy, and don't risk falling just from taking damage. They are da biggest bird.
But let's be frank. What is overpowered is not determined based purely on itself. Often times, a specific combination of abilities is what makes it overpowered.
As you know, casters are extremely powerful. Some of them also don't use medium or heavy armor anyway. So there is already synergy here. Most casters have an overwhelming abundance or ranged moves to use. Sounds like it would be useful for something that rarely has adjacent enemies.
Now, nevermind the fact that flying as a racial trait is stronger that having it as a 3rd level spell. But! What if the already unnecessarily powerful wizards chooses the be a flying race? That would mean that they have an infinite 3rd level spell, resoursless, and they can use it to solves problems and avoid damage (both things that their spell list is designed to do) WITHOUT USING SPELL SLOTS OR CONCENTRATION. That's right, that means they can cast another concentration spell, effectively casting two concentration spells at once. There will never be an opportunity cost or major risk to casting fly again.
Wizards normally don't during battle because it costs a 3rd level slot and getting hit might mean you lose it anyway. These are now no longer issues, on top of casting a whole nother spell of concentration if need be.
Now, the overpowered option is even more overpowered.
📒 "Well, I have flying in my party and it's not overpowered because [DM put in significant extra effort adding in a bunch of stuff to stop if from being a solution to every problem]"
This is pretty much an admission that it's overpowered. If I have to warp the entirety of encounter design, level design, and puzzles to account for flying, it's classically overpowered. This is what we call a centralizing force. Generally speaking, features or abilities in a game that overly centralize the meta around stopping them are explicitly overpowered. This is actually the perfect example of a centralizing force in DND. You don't have to be omnipotent to be overpowered. Just excessively more overpowered than you need to be. Having counters is not disproof of being overpowered.
Additionally, anything that drastically expands my work load is overpowered. Deal with it, because I sure won't.
📒We play for fun at my table
You play for DM headaches more like it. We can have fun without breaking the DMs back. Stop advocating for the players so much that you disrespect the DM position
📒Yeah? Well I'm a DM and I have no issues with doing the work. Other DMs are just laszy!
You are an exception. Just because we can do the work doesn't mean we think it's worth it. I am absolutely meticulous enough to run this game. But largely I just don't think it's worth it. And most don't either. That's why there are so few DMs. Because people wag their fingers at the DMs that are reluctant to break their back over everything little ability or spell that the game would be perfectly fine without, the game as a whole suffers.
A few more things to remember:
📘 Your dm is probably in denial if he says this isn't an issue
This happens all the time in my experience. A session could actively be going up in flames and the DM or the player producing the issue will be shrugging their shoulders pretending nothing went wrong. I've seen games reached a screeching halt and be discontinued because of how difficult the players or their abilities were to handle, only to have the DM refuse to acknowledge that, or deny that there mishandling had any effect in the situation. Then I watch them make a new campaign and do it again.
📘Your dm is probably bending over backwards solving the problem. So if you don't encounter this problem, then this is why.
📘 People refuse to consider the amount of additional work for the DM. Even DMs have been conditioned the think this way. This is stupid, and the primary reason we have a DM shortage as it is now.
📘The worst issue here is that this ability seems to interrupt some specific DM styles more than others. This leads to DMs that aren't specifically having their styles countered will not take the issue as seriously. Just like how a DM who wants an adventure designed around a special plague will he annoyed when the paladin starts slapping key characters with lay on hands instead of going to find the plot hook mcguffin or negotiating for a cure.
TLDR: Flying is busted, and the DMs well-being is objectively more valuable than this measly ability. Remove one to maintain the other.
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2023.05.28 06:16 I-had-it-up-to-here JAIL!!! Who’s responsible!?!? 😂

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2023.05.28 06:16 peacewiththeself This helped me get a streak of 15+ days

Personally, controlling the urges in the day time is easier for me. I can distract myself with other stuff, get some workout, etc.
But when its time to sleep, that is when the real trouble comes. That time is when most people relapse.
Lets get into how to avoid it.
Before going to sleep, I started taking melatonin. The stuff I bought contained chocolates which are rich in melatonin. Although there are other natural sources like milk, banana, etc.
What this does is the moment I put my head on the pillow, I doze off. No time to think. No time to relapse.
Try it! (Please tell me if it worked or not)
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2023.05.28 06:13 Mysterious_School776 [THANK YOU] for a long overdue amount of appreciation!

I’m SO sorry it took me so long to give thanks to everyone! Life got a little hectic lmao, but here’s a long overdue post of gratitude for a GIANT stack of happy mail! <3
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u/Ashnetta - 3x !! - Thank you for the beach postcard! • Thank you for the words of encouragement !! • Thank you for the friendly reminders!!
u/FancyBeadedPlacemat - LOL did you ever go see your mushroom hunting cousin??
u/DollieSqueak - Thank you for the quote!!
u/Aze - Thank you for your words of encouragement !! I absolutely LOVED the puns!
u/410bore - Thank you for your words of encouragement & for the poem recommendation!!
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2023.05.28 06:12 Hockey_56 Blue chopsticks succulent, keeps falling over.

Blue chopsticks succulent, keeps falling over.
Got this blue chopsticks succulent a while back, had some trouble before where it was dropping arms(notice the scars towards the lower sector now). Once it was identified that it needed a lot more sun it shot straight up and was on the road to recovery. I’ve been trying to rotate my plans around as I learned that it’s helps promote healthy growth. However, after one period of facing the window when the sun was getting stronger (warmer weather started occurring) it really started to lean on the window.
Because of this, I tried to have it oppose the sun to bring in back into line (as was the goal of rotating). However, even though the stem was still originally staying upright and the top of the plant was off center, I came home one day to find the plant bent right over in the opposite direction of the sun (even when the top of the plan had now corrected to face the sun). It effectively made a much flatter “n” shape. Since then I have been trying to prop it up with something I found around the house (a broken coat hanger) and a rubber band attached to a tapped straw to try and help it support it while it hopefully learns to keep itself up right again.
So: what is going on? What am I doing wrong (aside from using illegitimate corrective tools)? How should I be helping my plant get better? Does it need to be repoted because it has “evidently” outgrown the current pot? What can I find to properly help my plant stay upright?
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2023.05.28 06:12 TechnicalDifficultea AITA for locking my door??

Hello, I'm here to recount the story of this morning and hopefully find out if I am in the wrong or not.
Also just a quick disclaimer: not much here will be exact verbatim because I have a terrible memory, but it'll be as close as I can get.

Here we go:

some background first: I (15) have (suspected) ADHD. whilst I do not have an official diagnosis, both my psychiatrist and my therapist are of the opinion that I do have it, and I am currently on prescribed Concerta. I also have severe anxiety and moderate depression.

So I have a fair bit of work to do this weekend, and delayed it from yesterday (Saturday at time of posting) to today. for the first 2-3 hours of the morning i've been trying to wake up but have mostly just been zoned out lying on the floor for some reason or another. eventually my parents (52m) (50f) confronted me about the work I had to do, and gave me a sheet to fill out of the work I needed to do. I told them i would get to it, I just needed some time to get over my executive function failure. I was also told to take off my hoodie and sweatpants (which i was wearing due to pretty severe gender dysphoria, but the request was reasonable as we live on the equator (we do have air-con though and it was set to pretty cold) and I reluctantly did so after my mother asked me twice again. Once I was feeling super uncomfortable in a t-shirt and aforementioned sweatpants, and I stated this. anyway, my parents deemed I was fit to try and organise my timetable for the day. at the time of writing this doesn't sound like a difficult task but it was really hard to try and bring myself to do this. I had also previously requested that I could take one of my Concerta pills so I could get the task done more easily, and they denied, saying that I needed to get the timetable done so they could decide whether or not I could take one. I don't know exactly why but I was super stressed and in tears at this point, and my executive function was so bad that I couldn't even bring myself to pick up a pen to write things down, and I was fully sobbing with my head in my hands. eventually my mother started to write for me (which I hated because it made me feel like I was useless which I probably am) and then I started to write the tasks down, and my father said that he "felt a bit sick" (in relation to my distress over my work) and asked my mother "do you feel sick?" Now, this is the point where I feel I may be in the wrong, I yelled "well then throw up goddamnit, because I'm so done with this" and I ran downstairs and locked my door. I was then just sitting in a corner, crying and hugging my shark, and my parents came downstairs and asked me to open the door, I declined and asked them to please leave me alone. they then started rattling the doorknob, and my mother asked my father to fetch the keys for my room, and they spent about a minute trying to open the doorknob with the keys, and gave up. and at this point my father said to open the door or else he'd kick it down, and he did actually sound serious at this point, so I did open it. after this they got really angry at me for locking the door, and said that we should all go upstairs and work on the timetable. suddenly at the dining room table my mother was quite nice in helping me, and I questioned this and she said she wasn't being nice and nothing had changed (I quite vividly remember being told when I tried to be nice after an argument to make it up to her that it was emotional abuse) so then we eventually got the timetable done, and my mother pointed out how my brother could cope and he had 8 more hours of work to do than me (he also has pretty severe issues, and also stays up past when my parents turn the lights out to get his work done) and that I should therefore be able to cope too. I highlighted how he was several years more mature than I am (he's 17 as of January) and we are also both completely different people. My father then said we should stop discussing things after he had said that my room was my safe space and I highlighted how he had just confiscated my doorknob and previously threatened to kick my door down. anyway, my parents then left with my sister (12) to go swimming and I am now writing this. sorry if it got jumbled towards the end it's difficult to make sense of the order of the timeline

so, reddit. AITA??

also, if this gets on your channel hi jack!!! i name my shark after your snake :]
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2023.05.28 06:12 NewYorkMetsBot2 POST GAME THREAD: The Mets fell to the Rockies by a score of 10-7 - Sat, May 27 @ 09:10 PM EDT

Mets @ Rockies - Sat, May 27

Game Status: Final - Score: 10-7 Rockies

Links & Info

1 Nimmo - CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .300 .383 .448
2 Lindor - SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .226 .297 .413
3 McNeil - 2B 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .288 .367 .361
4 Alonso - 1B 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 .239 .339 .558
5 Baty - 3B 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 .248 .317 .398
6 Marte, S - RF 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 .235 .297 .294
7 Canha - LF 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 .236 .314 .365
8 Vientos - DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .211 .250 .368
9 Alvarez - C 4 1 2 3 0 1 2 .273 .333 .545
Totals 38 7 12 7 2 8 15
BATTING: 2B: Alvarez (6, Anderson); Baty (5, Suter). HR: Alonso (20, 4th inning off Anderson, 0 on, 1 out); Alvarez (7, 6th inning off Bird, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Alonso 5; Alvarez 6; Baty 2; Canha; Marte, S; McNeil 2; Nimmo; Vientos 2. RBI: Alonso (46); Alvarez 3 (16); Baty (14); Marte, S 2 (16). 2-out RBI: Alvarez 3; Marte, S. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lindor; Vientos. Team RISP: 3-for-9. Team LOB: 7.
FIELDING: DP: (McNeil-Lindor-Alonso).
1 Blackmon - DH 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 .283 .368 .451
2 Profar, J - LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 .250 .325 .415
3 Díaz, E - C 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .333 .387 .519
4 McMahon - 3B 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 .227 .309 .414
5 Grichuk - CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .351 .414 .481
6 Castro, H - RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .277 .293 .340
7 Jones, N - 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .286 .375 .429
8 Trejo - 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .253 .279 .333
9 Tovar - SS 2 2 1 0 2 0 2 .226 .274 .357
Totals 36 10 14 10 2 4 15
BATTING: 2B: Trejo (8, Verlander); Blackmon (13, Verlander); Jones, N (1, Verlander); Grichuk (7, Verlander); Díaz, E (11, Brigham). 3B: Profar, J (1, Smith, Dr). HR: McMahon (6, 7th inning off Brigham, 1 on, 0 out). TB: Blackmon 2; Castro, H 2; Díaz, E 3; Grichuk 3; Jones, N 3; McMahon 5; Profar, J 3; Tovar; Trejo 2. RBI: Blackmon 2 (21); Díaz, E (27); Jones, N 2 (2); McMahon 2 (23); Profar, J 2 (22); Trejo (12). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Díaz, E; Profar, J; Tovar; Jones, N. SF: Profar, J. GIDP: McMahon. Team RISP: 6-for-12. Team LOB: 6.
FIELDING: E: Grichuk (1, fielding). Outfield assists: Grichuk (Alvarez at 3rd base).
Mets Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Verlander 5.0 9 6 6 1 2 0 79-52 4.80
Leone 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19-12 5.40
Brigham (L, 0-1)(BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 1 29-18 3.63
Smith, Dr 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 28-16 3.93
Totals 8.0 14 10 10 2 4 1
Rockies Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Anderson 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 1 86-52 1.31
Suter 0.2 4 4 4 0 0 0 22-13 1.99
Bird (BS, 2) 1.0 3 2 2 1 2 1 29-17 2.86
Lawrence (W, 2-2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 14-12 2.22
Johnson (S, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6-5 6.23
Totals 9.0 12 7 7 2 8 2
Game Info
HBP: Canha (by Anderson); Grichuk (by Brigham).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 79-52; Leone 19-12; Brigham 29-18; Smith, Dr 28-16; Anderson 86-52; Suter 22-13; Bird 29-17; Lawrence 14-12; Johnson 6-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Verlander 4-6; Leone 0-1; Brigham 0-1; Smith, Dr 1-1; Anderson 3-3; Suter 2-0; Bird 1-0; Lawrence 2-0; Johnson 0-2.
Batters faced: Verlander 25; Leone 4; Brigham 6; Smith, Dr 5; Anderson 20; Suter 6; Bird 7; Lawrence 5; Johnson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bird 2-2; Lawrence 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Carlos Torres. 1B: Jansen Visconti. 2B: Cory Blaser. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 68 degrees, Cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In From CF.
First pitch: 7:12 PM.
T: 2:58.
Att: 36,874.
Venue: Coors Field.
May 27, 2023
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 2 Nolan Jones singles on a line drive to left fielder Mark Canha. Randal Grichuk scores. Harold Castro to 2nd. 1-0 COL
Bottom 2 Alan Trejo doubles (8) on a line drive to right fielder Starling Marte. Harold Castro scores. Nolan Jones to 3rd. 2-0 COL
Bottom 2 Charlie Blackmon doubles (13) on a line drive to right fielder Starling Marte. Nolan Jones scores. Alan Trejo scores. Ezequiel Tovar to 3rd. 4-0 COL
Bottom 2 Jurickson Profar out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Starling Marte. Ezequiel Tovar scores. Charlie Blackmon to 3rd. 5-0 COL
Bottom 3 Nolan Jones doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Starling Marte. Ryan McMahon scores. Harold Castro to 3rd. 6-0 COL
Top 4 Pete Alonso homers (20) on a line drive to left center field. 6-1 COL
Top 6 Brett Baty doubles (5) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Jurickson Profar. Jeff McNeil scores. Pete Alonso to 3rd. 6-2 COL
Top 6 Starling Marte grounds out, third baseman Ryan McMahon to first baseman Nolan Jones. Pete Alonso scores. Brett Baty to 3rd. 6-3 COL
Top 6 Francisco Alvarez homers (7) on a fly ball to left field. Mark Canha scores. Mark Vientos scores. 6-6
Top 7 Starling Marte singles on a ground ball to right fielder Harold Castro. Jeff McNeil scores. 7-6 NYM
Bottom 7 Ryan McMahon homers (6) on a fly ball to right field. Elias Diaz scores. 8-7 COL
Bottom 8 Jurickson Profar triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Starling Marte. Ezequiel Tovar scores. 9-7 COL
Bottom 8 Elias Diaz singles on a ground ball to center fielder Brandon Nimmo. Jurickson Profar scores. 10-7 COL
Team Highlight
COL Bullpen availability for Colorado, May 27 vs Mets (00:00:07)
NYM Bullpen availability for New York, May 27 vs Rockies (00:00:07)
COL Fielding alignment for Colorado, May 27 vs Mets (00:00:11)
NYM Fielding alignment for New York, May 27 vs Rockies (00:00:11)
COL Starting lineups for Mets at Rockies - May 27, 2023 (00:00:09)
COL A deep dive into Ryan McMahon's home run (00:00:09)
COL Nolan Jones' RBI single (00:00:17)
COL Alan Trejo's RBI double (00:00:20)
COL Charlie Blackmon's two-run double (00:00:21)
COL Jurickson Profar's sacrifice fly (00:00:20)
COL Alvarez out at third on review (00:00:29)
COL Nolan Jones' RBI double (00:00:21)
NYM Pete Alonso's 20th home run (00:00:21)
COL Rockies score five in the 2nd (00:01:31)
Harold Castro's sliding catch (00:00:12)
NYM Brett Baty's RBI double (00:00:24)
NYM Starling Marte's RBI groundout (00:00:16)
NYM Francisco Alvarez's 3-run homer (00:00:29)
NYM Verlander strikes out McMahon (00:00:20)
NYM Starling Marte's go-ahead single (00:00:18)
NYM Alvarez's three-run home run (00:00:29)
COL Ryan McMahon's go-ahead homer (00:00:27)
NYM Pete Alonso's solo home run (00:00:29)
COL Jurickson Profar's RBI triple (00:00:27)
COL Elias Diaz's RBI single (00:00:17)
COL Johnson secures the final out (00:00:11)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Mets 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 7 12 0 7
Rockies 0 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 10 14 1 6


Division Scoreboard

WSH 4 @ KC 2 - Final
PHI 2 @ ATL 1 - Final
MIA 4 @ LAA 3 - Bottom 7, 2 Outs
Next Mets Game: Sun, May 28, 03:10 PM EDT @ Rockies
Last Updated: 05/28/2023 12:32:08 AM EDT
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2023.05.28 06:11 onebuddyforlife Reincarnated Into Another World As A Dicemaster Prologue

I rested my chin on the palm of my hand, overlooking the serene, green scenery of the rice fields outside of my classroom. The mountains stood tall and unmoving from afar, dividing the clouds that pass through its summit. I sigh in relaxation, appreciating the peaceful surroundings that one cannot find in the cities.
I snapped out of my quiet trance as a small truck carrying hay passed by the road, and I once again noticed the faint yet consistent mashes of buttons coming from my only friend in the province. Since our teacher announced that she had to leave class early, leaving us in class for the rest of our last period today, my friend over to my right has been playing the newly released game nonstop. The new MMORPG game, Alterra.
My blonde-haired friend Hirato was playing on a portable gaming console. His back has been arched towards the console for the past 15 minutes, his eyes are practically glued to the console’s screen. I inched my seat toward him to take a closer look. He was trying to defeat a monster resembling a three-headed snake—a Hydra. His character’s health was one hit away from hitting zero, but the Hydra was practically undamaged.
“Hey, Hirato,” I called him. “How long are you going to play that game?”
“Awww, I died!” He says exasperatedly, leaning back on his chair in annoyance. “I’ve been trying to beat this boss since yesterday and there’s no luck at all! I even have my gear maxed out for this level, and still...”
Hirato continued speaking as he packed his console into his backpack, “I wouldn’t have any problem at all had you continued playing video games with me. You could help me beat the boss, you know."
Then, Hirato started to make some "drama" in a weird, playful manner. "Come on, Naruki! We were best buddies since we were kids! Whatever must have happened between us, my best friend?” The bell rings across the school building, indicating the end of classes for the day. At the same time, I made a disgusted look at him after saying something corny that must have come from some TV show.
“Stop it with that little skit of yours. We are still best buddies, but I’ve grown up from playing games. Remember, we’re going to college next year and I’ve been preparing for it ever since.” I grabbed my bag from beneath my seat, and just as I stood up, the wooden plank I stood on creaked.
"That's not true, and there's no way you'll pass up on an MMORPG like Alterra! There's no way you stopped playing just for college." Hirato claimed, but he quickly switched into a pondering tone. “Though you made me think about college. You want to go to Tokyo University from what I recall, but I thought you were tired of the city because it’s too crowded there?” He asked.
“It’ll give me a greater chance to get hired for a job with a high salary. My dad also said that it takes some time to get used to the city when I’ve been living all my life in the rice fields.” I ignored Hirato's first statement--but it's true. There's no way I can quit gaming, so I lied to him about it, but I also don't want to take precious time off when I'm studying for a test that will literally decide my future.
“You’re already thinking of your future far ahead.”
“Well, do you want to stay in this school?”
As I took another step towards the door, the wood plank creaked again, filling the short silence in Hirato’s pause.
“...You make a point.” He uttered in agreement.
My school was a single-story building with multiple rooms, occupied by a few students in different grades. To add, we were also the only third-year high school students in the school. Everything here is made of thin wood and paper, and the wooden flooring creaked ever so often that if we step on it the wrong way, it might literally collapse the floor. This building was so old that I’d be having a family reunion with the souls of my family from five generations ago every school day.
The cool breeze of the late afternoon blew toward us as we made our way to the paved dirt road.
"By the way, Hirato."
"I lied. I'm actually playing Alterra. Since it released."
"Wha-- Then why won't you play co-op with me?!" Hirato was almost screaming in my face, taken aback by my lie.
"Because you're stupid. Why would you cast "Damage Reflect" on Hydra's one-turn kill when you're barely alive? Plus, it won't even damage the Hydra because the game recognizes the reflected damage as an effect, and the boss is immune to any effect."
"Urgh... Watch me beat that Hydra tomorrow, you'll regret not playing with me!"
"Do your best, Hirato. See you tomorrow," I sarcastically said to him as I watched my best friend run to his home, probably excited to try out what I just said. After all, I'm way past his level, so I can't even play with him without ruining his casual experience. It's time to go home for me as well, but the next bus stop is an hour from now. Maybe I'll play for a bit while waiting.
It was the scent of fresh air and the quiet atmosphere that separates urban life from rural life. Most people prefer convenience, while the minority prefer peacefulness. I'm part of the latter, but I still want to get a job in the city. Even if I'm still unsure what I wanted to be in the future.
“Hey, you brat!” A faint, old man’s voice screamed from the rice fields beside the paved road. “Watch out, the ground is dangerous there! Didn’t you see the sign?!”
My thoughts were cut off as I heard him shout at me with great urgency. After my eyes dart to the old man, I abruptly turn to see that there was a sign on the side of the road on both sides that said [ENTRY CLOSED]. Why wasn’t there any blockage? But it was my fault for not paying close attention to my surroundings.
“I’m sorry, mister. I didn’t see it earlier.” I apologized in a nonchalant manner, mostly because I still didn't realize the gravity of the situation at this time.
“Let go of your bag. Climb over the fence towards me. Now,” says the man.
While I didn’t know what could be so dangerous about this road that warrants an urgent reaction, I trusted him. But before I could even drop my bag, the ground starts to sink with me in the center.
It was only then that fear started to settle within me. My heart sank from my inability to do anything as my mind tried to process what was happening and what was about to befall. My legs shook from the sinking ground as well, to control my balance. I cannot feel the center of gravity in my feet anymore.
In a desperate attempt to escape from the sinking ground, I jumped, trying to outrun the sinking before I go along with it.
Yet it was too late.
The ground crumbled beneath me, revealing a sinkhole. All the adrenaline in my body surges instantly, slowing down time and making the fall to my imminent death seem like an eternity. The rocks from the ground begin to break apart and fall as if it wants to bury me as well if I wasn't dead yet from the fall.
Strangely enough, I thought that when my time comes, I’ll accept Death and warmly embrace it, but it’s too soon and unfair. My arms are both outstretched to the sunlight above, as my mind screams, “I don’t want to die yet!”
The falling rocks fully cover the sunlight as I fully plunge into the darkness, and along it with me as well. Thankfully with the darkness blinding what seems to be my body being crushed and mutilated by the heavy rocks, it only felt like I fell asleep, never to wake up again.
Good night, world.
My eyes slowly fluttered open to a familiar ceiling; particularly, my bedroom. The dark blue-painted star walls and the transparent curtain were both familiar, yet in front of me was some child using my computer. The window outside is also blindingly bright which made it seem impossible to peek outside.
“Um...” I didn’t know what else to say, so I tried to get the young girl’s attention
“Mhmhm!” A proud, laughing sneer came from the child. Still sitting on my gaming chair, she turned around to face me, her shoulders crossed and an arrogant expression that ticks me off for some reason.
“Welcome to the afterlife, Naruhaya Tabito. I have chosen you to–wait, who the FUCK are you?!” Her arrogant expression transforms into a mix of confusion, panic, and surprise after she opened her eyes.
“I should be the one saying that!” I exclaimed back, but I did not get a response because she quickly turned to the monitor. Upon standing up from my bed, I notice that the sounds of mouse clicking and keyboard pressing were all attributed to her--playing Alterra?
If this was the afterlife... It didn't look too bad. The events that transpired earlier haven’t registered in my mind yet.
“Hey, am I really dead?” I asked her.
The young girl was typing before she exclaimed in panic, “No no no...! You’re really dead! I killed the wrong person!”
“I see.” I didn’t know how to react to my death, but I also didn't feel sad or sentimental. I didn’t have much going on in the real world before I died, after all.
The young girl paused her game as she turned around to face me. “It’s because you aren’t supposed to die! I may have pressed your name accidentally while I was looking for a suitable candidate in the Living Database...” She sighs as she sinks into her chair. “Well, I suppose it’s not that big of a deal.”
The girl stood on the gaming chair, clad in a red-colored robe with a two-pointed hat that almost resembled horns. Her red-toned eyes glinted with the light of the bright window.
“Naruki Haruhito, sit,” With one downward motion of her finger, I immediately felt a strong, compelling force that made me sit on the bed.
“My name is Filya, and I am the Goddess of Creation! Your Creator, and the One Above All!” She introduces herself with her arms crossed. It appears to me that she was trying to act superior and intimidating, but her haughty attitude, matched with her small stature, made it seem like she really was someone’s kid lost in my bedroom who was cosplaying as an anime character.
“You’re a child,” Even at this point in the afterlife, I do not believe her being the world’s creator for a bit.
“Wha–” Filya is taken aback by what I said. “I'm not a child, I'm a goddess! Respect and worship me, you dimwitted mortal, should you desire not to die a second time and leave your soul wandering in the empty void of space.”
While she was speaking, I couldn't move a single inch from the bed. Even if she was a goddess, it's impossible not to take her seriously because she looks like a child scolding her older brother.
Filya raised two fingers before saying, “As a token of apology for wrongfully smiting you, I’ll give you two choices. First choice: You can return back to the real world as a baby of a rich family, and you will be a prodigy who will basically have an easy life from that period until his death of old age. Of course, you won’t remember everything that happened here and in your past life. But that’s basically the same as having a guaranteed GAME CLEAR, in your terms.”
Having an assured future was my long-term goal when I was alive back then. It seemed like a compelling idea until I heard about the second choice.
“Second choice: You will be reincarnated in another world with all your memories intact, and I will grant you a power unique only to you, and it will help you fulfill the condition that comes with this choice.”
Curious, I ask her what the condition is.
“The condition?” A crooked smirk appeared on her face, turning her haughty tone into something vicious. “Conquer the world.”
My eyes widened in surprise, the weight of her words starting to add to my fear-turned-excitement.
“There is a prophecy in this world that if the reincarnation of Typhon–the cataclysmic world-ending being of the past–attains something of unimaginable power and influence, he will destroy the world.”
Filya speaks with complete urgency, “You must conquer the world to stop Typhon’s reincarnation from attaining such power because, at this point, no one in this world is showing promise to become the world’s strongest."
After a small pause, I asked her, "What do you mean?"
"The throne is empty and he can take it anytime.”
After she finished explaining, I was given some time to think about my decision.
A safe, fulfilled, and assured life? Or a dangerous life with a chance for absolute glory?
I could never pass up on this opportunity, I said to myself, and I thought I'd never hesitate. I can return back to the real world and be born to rich parents. I’d have tasty food to eat every day, get the games I want, and in the future, I’d die of old age with my life fully satisfied and fulfilled until the very end. While my life in provincial Japan was a bit bland and boring at times, it was a life I'd want to return back to.
But the concept of determinism disgusts me.
“Can you tell me more about which power you'll give me?” As soon as I asked her that, her lips curled into a smirk as if she already knew what my choice was.
“I can’t tell you which power because the World Administrator grants it to you. I'm simply the overseer of this world, I cannot decide things for you.”
“Ughh shut up!” Filya gritted her teeth at my continued barrage of questions. With one flick of a finger, I stood up on my two feet as she pushed me outside the door. “I’m giving you some traits to make your life in this world easier, on top of what you’ll receive.”
“Hey–” I tried to stop my legs from moving while she was pushing me, but I couldn’t. I should probably learn to stop resisting in the presence of this goddess. “I haven’t chosen yet!”
“But you’ve already made up your mind, right?” I could feel Filya using all of her body weight to push me towards the door, with her light grunts indicating her struggle. “Good luck-urgh, Otherworlder! May the Aether guide you among the river of stars.”
“H-hey, what does that mean?! Are you wishing for me to die again?”
“It’s a saying, dumbass!”
The door opened to a blindingly bright light, causing me to close my eyes. I could feel my body hover in the air, the strong gust of wind making it seem like I was flying. Wherever it will take me, I hope it wouldn't be somewhere dangerous.
The light seeping from my eyes significantly dimmed, and the cool breeze of the tropical, rural area that’s so familiar to me blew across me. Opening my eyes, I am greeted with a sight of a forest clearing and the chirping of the birds. I found myself still wearing the same black hoodie and gray pants from "heaven," or wherever I was reincarnated with the goddess, along with a pair of rubber slippers.
At the center of the clearing was a freshwater lake reflecting the afternoon sun. White ducks with yellow beaks are swimming gently above the lake–the kind that exists on Earth.
As I observed my surroundings, the thought that this was another world flew out of my mind. So far, there was nothing notable that separates this world from Earth.
I noticed a cold, slightly heavy weight of metal in my hoodie pocket. I pull it out to see a strange metallic plate with letters I haven’t seen before, but I could somehow read it. “Status Plate” is what it said.
The Status Plate glows blue for a quick moment before three holographic interfaces popped up from within it.
NAME: Luck LVL 10
Life Points LP : 110 Aether ATH: 110
Class: Dicemaster Equipped Weapon: Six-faced White Die
[Gift from the Goddess]
“By receiving the gift of the Goddess, you must not forget your true purpose in this world.”
10+ LVL UP↑
Class Set to Unique Class: Dicemaster
[Otherworlder’s Gift]
“Speak with goodness and greatness, for the vilest of words must be paid with your tongue.”
Granted the innate ability to communicate in Traevilyan.
[Dicemaster’s Covenant]
“Journey in isolation and hardship, Dicemaster. This is a covenant you made.”
Class Change is restricted.
Weapon Change is restricted.
Interclass Skill Sharing is restricted.
Portable storage class items are restricted.
LUCK is permanently set to -50.
When joining a party, your all party members' defense and attack is set to 0 until the party disbands.
All types of Evolution success rates are permanently set to 100%.
Message from Filya:
Item Attached: [Otherworlder’s Backpack]
"I made sure of granting you the trait to understand Traevilyan, Melsion's primary language! Aside from that, you'll find a guidebook on the fundamental aspects of Melsion. I wrote it myself, so be sure to follow everything there (* ^ ω ). There is also a weapon selector at the end of the guidebook once you read everything. Make sure not to lose it!"
Because of [Dicemaster’s Covenant], the backpack from [Gift from the Goddess] has not been granted.
Lots of terms I don't know here. And my name in this world is Luck? Ironic, considering my luck stat was basically negative.
From what I can understand, my unique class, Dicemaster, doesn’t have too many special skills to begin with. “The power I get should give me an advantage when starting in this world,” said the goddess. And the backpack that should give me a guidebook and a weapon wasn't granted. What kind of fuckery is this world playing at? Not that it might be useful after all, since my passive skill [Gift of the Goddess] didn’t allow me to use any weapon. That said, how am I supposed to fight monsters with a die?
I put the Status Plate back into my pocket before attempting to test my only skill.
And... I don't know how to cast a skill yet. Do I press it while my interface is active? Do I cast it verbally? Hoping it's the latter, I verbally spoke the name of my skill, “Dice Roll.”
A formation of blue crystals suddenly accumulated at a single point above my palm. I hovered my hand below the blue crystals that looked like it was materializing something, all while doing so instinctively.
“This must be aether, then?” I presumed as I carefully observe the translucent crystals.
The aether above my hand slowly faded into the air as the die materializes fully. It starts to spin quickly before coming to a complete stop as soon as it landed on my palm. The number on the top of the die is... one.
Unlucky... I muttered a curse under my breath before pocketing the Status Plate and retracting its holographic menu back into itself.
Suddenly, I heard a high-pitched clicking noise coming from the other side of the forest clearing. Emerging from the forest is a beetle that was nearly as big as a dog. It stared at me for a few seconds before it clicked once again--this time, it was more high pitched that it hurt my ears.
The clicking noise soon multiplied exponentially from the background of the forest, and as if that isn’t enough to knock me to my senses, the beetle charged toward me, along with probably its entire family emerging from the forest. Without a weapon or even a viable skill for protection, there was only one thing I could do in this situation.
I started to run as fast as I can into the forest, relying on the belief that I was faster than the beetles and that I'd find help along the way. While running, it didn’t take long for me to assume what my dice roll skill does.
“What the hell, Filya, this class is fucking shit!”
Hello, I'm TSR and this is my first post here! I mainly post on RoyalRoad, but I plan to upload all my chapters here in HFY in hopes of getting feedback about the story and criticism as well. I hope you enjoy it!
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