Profile

Cover photo
Joe Naylor
Lives in Bountiful, UT
1,346 followers|352,079 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Joe Naylor

Rulings & House-rules  - 
 
Elves get patron bond automatically, so supposing an elf is starting at level one (skipping the funnel) would allow them to cast patron bond right away, or would you make him wait and do it during play?
3
Joe Naylor's profile photoTerry Olson's profile photo
5 comments
 
The best advice I can give is to read some of the literature. Moorcock's Elric stories have great examples of the wizard/patron relationship, as does Anderson's The Broken Sword and some of Leiber's F&GM stories. Mention if you need specific examples out of those stories
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
Why on earth would I use Google's new Messenger app? I don't need my conversations in two places again, that's just silly.

I guess my hangouts and SMS might be more tightly integrated than some because I use Google Voice, so I do hangouts and SMS from the phone and the desktop equally.
1
The Wrath of Kahn's profile photoArcamedes Thorn's profile photoJoe Naylor's profile photo
4 comments
 
I think hangouts are only encrypted between you and Google, so it should prevent your IT department from reading your messages but not stop Google from having access if requested by law enforcement or whatever.

One thing about this that bugs me is that the Hangouts app still has plenty of room for improvement, why are they beginning a whole new application? Can Google just keep improving a service for once instead of always leaving it half-assed and moving on to other things?
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
This band has been stuck in my head all week.

I hadn't heard of them before, the dude from Alestorm started a second even sillier band, and it's awesome.
1
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's Friday!  This is what I needed today.
1
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
Working late, this is the song for tonight.

We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx, bitches.
3
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is my song for tonight. Opeth makes me smile, especially the Watershed album.
1
2
Bobby Martin's profile photoVincent DUFFAU's profile photo
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
I've been having strange issues with a few Google products lately. Gmail for my company errors when I send emails (says they weren't sent), voice hangouts cutting out with no sound, etc. This stuff has been happening constantly the past couple days.

Google, what are you doing to your systems this week?
1
Ben Preston's profile photoErik Collett's profile photo
3 comments
 
Haha! If they had an official support line, I'd be paying for it. I wish I could pay for it, just so I could get support.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
1,346 people
Ensley F. Guffey's profile photo
Whiskey Mile's profile photo
Sam Roberts's profile photo
Emmy Chuks's profile photo
Larry Karchmar's profile photo
‫محمد مجدى‬‎'s profile photo
Greg Fischer's profile photo
Arcamedes Thorn's profile photo
Steven Banuelos's profile photo

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
I've been playing the past few months in the Castle of the Mad Archmage, by Joe Bloch.

Man, that place is a maze. It has some cool rooms, but the maze-y tunnels are really tedious. I mean, really. They're hard for the DM to describe, and they're hard for me to map. I'm free-handing it on a blank page so it's not like I'm struggling to get the angles to match my graph paper or anything, it's more like this back and forth where the DM describes a meandering hallway and when we're not sure we understood which direction it turned because it made several snaking turns in succession so we ask for clarification, then the DM re-explains but he's not sure which section of hall we're asking about, and after several questions we finally back up to find a common starting point to describe it again and then find the DM backed up to a different starting point because the halls are all over the place and something like "where the long hallway turned left, where did it go from there?" isn't clear enough for everyone to think of the same place. Multiple times today the DM had to just show us the map to save time.

Honestly, there is a line where the mazing stuff just isn't fun, it's work. Of course this is the Castle of the Mad Archmage, so maybe it's just because so-and-so wizard is crazy. I can accept that as long as there's something sane to compare it to in the world. It's not madness if there's no sanity, as the tent-pole to a campaign it's all there is. I do get the idea that realistic caves and underground tunnels don't have straight lines and right angles, but there's this other side too where we really just need to hear and understand the layout quickly so we can get on to the fun parts. We're adults with kids and jobs, we only have a few hours in a month to play as it is.

Maybe if we played differently it would be better. Maybe if the DM drew a map for us, or had physical set pieces or we used miniatures, something to make it easier to communicate. But we generally play straight "theater of the mind", so easy descriptions make a difference.

So, while yes I am having fun, let's just say this is not my favorite megadungeon. If the DM provides any other options I'm outta there.
5
Kirwyn's profile photoJoe Naylor's profile photo
9 comments
 
+Kirwyn  I'd love to see that!

I've been interested in buying Barrowmaze but the price scares me off. I probably shouldn't have bought Stonehell as my first OSR megadungeon, it spoiled me. But still, Rappan Athuk was the second I bought and even though it was $100 bucks it's twice the pages as BM and included the PDF. It's hard to justify to myself.

I did play in Barrowmaze for a while and had a lot of fun, though. We got to about level 2 as characters, but then a TPK and we switched games :)
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Spells & Patrons  - 
 
If I just got one, Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between or Patrons of Lankhmar?

I'm not running a game in Newhon but I'm not above stealing stuff from Lankhmar in my generic world. Is AD&BB tied to a particular setting?
1
Jon Wilson's profile photoPaul Wolfe's profile photoClaytonian JP's profile photoDavid Fisher's profile photo
15 comments
 
AD&BB has some great art... Heheh.
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
Newegg makes me happy. Personally I think they should have asked for a monetary reward, but I kinda respect that they didn't.
"They started the litigation, and it would be irresponsible to not finish it."
4
Add a comment...

Joe Naylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is pretty clever.
 
Listen to Darwintunes: random music evolving its way to beauty http://boingboing.net/2016/01/22/listen-to-darwintunes-random.html …
Darwintunes are short musical loops that mutate and evolve as listeners vote: “the higher rated loops get to have sex and have baby loops which form the next generation, to be rated, have sex…
View original post
1
Erik Collett's profile photoMichael Naylor's profile photo
3 comments
 
Moose. Indian.
Add a comment...
Joe's Collections
People
Have him in circles
1,346 people
Ensley F. Guffey's profile photo
Whiskey Mile's profile photo
Sam Roberts's profile photo
Emmy Chuks's profile photo
Larry Karchmar's profile photo
‫محمد مجدى‬‎'s profile photo
Greg Fischer's profile photo
Arcamedes Thorn's profile photo
Steven Banuelos's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Computer Programmer / Engineer
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Yippy!
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Bountiful, UT
Previously
Bountiful, UT - Pocatello, ID
Links
YouTube
Other profiles