[DnD] Winter 2019 Schedule

Dungeons and Dragons game, held from 12:30 – 3:30 in the BUF library or vestibule as available.


January
Jan 6
Jan 13
Jan 20

Also be aware that Cascade Gamecon is Jan 18-20.

February
Feb 3
Feb 10
Feb 24

March
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24

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This was a good stump to look at.

Jamnut Thaumaturgical Reposessions

Undas cast a spell and flew from Faroth, heading south to Bulgar valley, into the far southern Sing’jar mountains between where the Kenku live and the High Elves live, under the shadow of the southern volcano. Elador’nis, priest of Elhona, Father of Oaks, met with him. Undas, of whom a prouder gnome could not be found, this time encouraged his height with his first shield gaurdian, presented a sapling from the Moonsea realm. Elador’nis was speachless seeing something prized of his kin, heard only through legend. One can only imagine the amount of resentment it actually built towards the gnome.

This was typical of Undas’s social interactions. Being such a powerful conjurer, and so focused, his social interaction was still coarse.

Generations of human wizards, elven wizards, dwarven clerics, and a family of stone giants knew of his akward, off-center tactics. Eventually Ji’ilna Lul’linar, a halfling warlock, was the one to develop a relationship with him 200 years later. They would marry and establish the Jamnut Fender Works foundry below Faroth.

Undas hired a variety of earth races to build them an underground workshop: multiple levels, with various underground streams, and at the bottom was a magma pool. Henceforth, this eclectic annex became a business, attacting skilled gnomes, exiled dwarves and metalworkers from across the bay. With magic and skill, a variety of arts and prototypes shown at parties evolved into armors, weapons and defenses put on auction in the Undas fairgounds in the center of Faroth. The final touches would be added courtesy of a stone giant named Thromcron.

Seven hundred years later, these fairgrounds would be neglected ruins inhabited by bugbears fighting refugees from Sing’jar. But in the intervening centuries, the arrival of Crimskil and Rodorax to the east side of the Sing’jar mouontains changed everything. After political embarassment, the Forest elves separated ties to the High elves to the south. The High elves then attempted to enslave the Minotars which then escape. The south seas boiled with evil serpents and the Yuan-ti appeared and conquered the area south of Witclif (the Whitechalk Cliffs). Crimskill destroyed the brotherhood of stone giants in the Sing’jar mountains and chased Thromcron to Sing’jar, followed by a legion of orcs fostered by Rodorax. Rodorax charred the forests and southern Sing’jar bay, until he was stopped by the bronze dragon. Faroth was mostly obliterated by the onsaught of Crimskil, seeking to destroy Thromcron.

Undas, during all this time, stoked his fires and studies his books. Jamnut Fenderworks was incorporated to sell his magical armors and seige weapons that defended Faroth and Sing’jar bay through many battles. The Forest elves, unfortunately, had nothing to pay and too much pride to emploly a gnome to help defend them. The forest elves fell in droves to both orcs, drow and undead that poured from the east after Ludhold, to the east, fell. Jamnut sent a magically armored Ger’nome squad to the Sing’jar mountains to hold the pass. They are the reason Feltor and his squadrons remain.

Other Ger’nome squads where dispatched south to Belgar Island and north east to the Octran Islands, to help defend against the dragonspawn of Rodorax. These battles garnered the attention of actors in the Etherial plane, and Undas was then introduced to a variety of avatars, devils and daemons across the universe. These encounters became sabatoge and assasination attempts that eventually killed Ji’ilna, and Undar traded in favors to conjure a pocket dimension to retreat to, escaping the agents of the Abyss and Hades.

The pocket dimension is only possible because of the celestial proximity of the fey realm to the Faroth realm. Thus a gate to Fog’nia was summoned. From this traveling pocket of Feywild, he rescued the last green dragon from a battle with Rodorax; and El-Vernon’ix became Undas’s planar navigator.

Debts began to trouble Jamnut. Customers from so many different planes often felt that non-payment was something they could get away with. Thus the Thaumaturgical Repossessor team was created.

Ubuntu 18.04 Netplan!

This was unexpected, but I think I’m coping well. These are my notes on configuring netplan networking on my Ubuntu 18.04 server.

  1. systemctl disable NetworkManager.service NetworkManager-wait-online.service
  2. systemctl mask NetworkManager-wait-online.service
  3. systemctl daemon-reload
  4. apt install bridge-utils -y
  5. edit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-net.rules
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", ATTR{address}=="c8:70:00:9f:d7:72", NAME="eth0"
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", ATTR{address}=="00:e2:ed:17:09:60", NAME="eth1"
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", ATTR{address}=="00:e2:ed:17:09:61", NAME="eth2"
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", ATTR{address}=="00:e2:ed:17:09:62", NAME="eth3"
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", ATTR{address}=="00:e2:ed:17:09:63", NAME="eth4"
  6. edit /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml
      version: 2
      renderer: networkd
      ethernets:
        eth0:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
        eth1:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
        eth2:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
        eth3:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
        eth4:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
      bridges:
        br0:
          dhcp4: yes
          dhcp6: no
          interfaces:
             - eth0
          routes:
             -  to: 192.168.100.0/24
                via: 192.168.45.3
                on-link: true
        br1:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
          addresses: [10.45.0.1/24]
          interfaces:
             - eth1
        br2:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
          addresses: [10.45.1.1/24]
          interfaces:
             - eth2
        br3:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
          addresses: [10.45.2.1/24]
          interfaces:
             - eth3
        br4:
          dhcp4: no
          dhcp6: no
          addresses: [10.45.3.1/24]
          interfaces:
             - eth4
    
  7. sudo netplan generate
  8. sudo netplan apply
  9. reboot

Without my eth1-eth4 devices plugged into a switch, rebooting takes forever.

Deep Below, Another Foe: Githyanki

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[This post is never going to get updated, so here’s a bit of lore from last season.]

Millennia ago, a great many of crusades were led by the first angels against demon kind. While these crusade were mostly futile (as truly destroying demons is challenging), many other creatures were caught in this divine wake. Included were the astral Titan Mendacium Obvium. Obvium was the Titan of lying, deception, and selfishness. He tricked fleeing demons into believing that he was an Archdemon, offering them protection in exchange for servitude. Unfortunately for him, this also attracted the attention of the divine crusaders, who soon marked him as a foe.

Astral Titans are incredibly powerful. They are most easily compared to demigods: not invincible, and certainly not all-powerful… but still a force to be reckoned with. Cliche phrase: describe the capability it actually matches.

The Angels took decades to hunt Obvium down. It took months of battle to kill him.
Describe the angel’s successful technique.
 Many dead angels were left behind in the aftermath of his death,  and one of them was Araqueil.
For being holy, why would they disrespect or disavow their dead?
Araqueil was a captain of the angelic forces.
Please introduce Araraquiel before his death. He was instrumental.

He dealt one of the final blows to Obvium, dealt from within his body, for Astral Titans are truly Gargantuan. Araquiel was left for dead inside the carcass of the Titan, and he himself believed he was dead, at least at first.

(D&D) Fall 2018 Schedule

barrel-headWe will meet downstairs in the Library and meditation rooms. Possibly meeting in the I street hallway if the Library is scheduled. We’re pretty easy to find. Dates are subject to change, please bookmark this post.

  • Sept 2nd
  • Sep 9
  • Sep 16
  • Oct 7
  • Oct 14
  • Oct 21
  • Nov 4
  • Nov 11
  • Nov 18
  • Dec 2
  • Dec 9
  • Dec 16

Please bring lunch and your character sheets. If you do not update your character sheets at home, leave them with Jed in the red folder.

Table Saw Maintenance

These wheels will save my back. Made out of a 2×6 and 6in wheels with 6in iron rods as axles.

Making the wooden brackets was fun. They could be more secure, but I didn’t have time to snip up some nail plate and dig up small sheet metal screws.

The more frustrating part of this saw is that the bevel alignment is the weakest part. The BPS15 model has a really weak attachment between the bevel handle and the pinion gear. I drilled opposing holes through the back of the knob and screwed it in place.

Next the bevel adjustment bolts to make 0 and 45 angles correct are also kind of a joke. You loosen them and it actually just frees part if the saw bracing from the housing. I would really rather have seen a better mechanism, like an offset screw. Crappy.