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by Frimble
Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

As you return to The Traveler, you pass a group of assorted townsfolk gathered around a poster pinned to a wall. They appear to be angry at whatever it is the poster tells them.
by Frimble
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Balls in balls in R^n
Replies: 25
Views: 4226

Re: Balls in balls in R^n

I agree with mike-I, you would need a circle of radius 1+(2/(3^0.5))=2.1547... or greater to contain three circles of radius 1. It follows (I think) that you would need an n-sphere of radius 1+(2/(3^0.5)) or greater to contain three n-spheres of radius 1 Ed. Geometry calculations corrected. PS. Wait...
by Frimble
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halp! -New to D&D and completely overwhelmed-
Replies: 24
Views: 2521

Re: Halp! -New to D&D and completely overwhelmed-

Few chaotic characters will do things just because there is a rule against it. Valuing freedom is pretty much built into western society anyway (chaotic governments if you like). There is rarely any need to break laws to preserve a sense of freedom (with a few possible exceptions such as health and...
by Frimble
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

((It's about two o'clock. You might want to go back to the inn for lunch. ))
by Frimble
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19397

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

So, um, question from someone who never really updated to 3.5 before now: what happened to the Innuendo skill? I mean, yeah, it was horribly useless, but how are situations like that handled now? For instance, my last post in the thread (where Sliver tries to get Tritos to leave) I originally wante...
by Frimble
Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post D&D Campaign Ideas Here
Replies: 19
Views: 9598

Re: Post D&D Campaign Ideas Here

You could use one of the 100 adventure ideas in the 3.5 DM guide. Otherwise you could do what I do and just go for whatever plot the characters would react well too.
by Frimble
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halp! -New to D&D and completely overwhelmed-
Replies: 24
Views: 2521

Re: Halp! -New to D&D and completely overwhelmed-

My view of the chaotic neutral alignment is that it represents the world view of most (real life) people in the west. The character will not do anything which directly harms his fellow man/elf/dwarf/gnome or whatever, but will persue his/her own ends by whatever means are convenient. Technically, t...
by Frimble
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

The sheriff looks annoyed, "Of course they go blood on them. They had to carry the bodies out in pieces."
by Frimble
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal!
Replies: 385
Views: 63369

Re: Portal!

Xanthir wrote:A can't move through his own portals, only those shot by B.

Alternatively, A has the blue portal and B has the Orange portal.
by Frimble
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halp! -New to D&D and completely overwhelmed-
Replies: 24
Views: 2521

Re: Halp! -New to D&D and completely overwhelmed-

Alignment: Chaotic neutral Talk to your DM. Each DM is different in how they want alignments played - some will be very strict and some will practically ignore it. Your DM can tell you what they think a CN should be like. As a general rule, chaotic neutrals are selfish and willful. You care nothing...
by Frimble
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Hidden Markov Method
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Hidden Markov Method

I've never studied biology, I wouldn't know. :P
by Frimble
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Hidden Markov Method
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Hidden Markov Method

You'll have to start with the basics I suppose. Assume that the reader doesn't know any maths bar arithmetic and basic algebra. I suggest beginning by justifying that the percentage of the particles in state A which transfer to state B (and vice versa) to be constant, and then try not to loose them ...
by Frimble
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

The scent is scattered everywhere, but particularly by the armor racks.

The sheriff comes down the stairs to meet you. "Hello, did you forget something? "
by Frimble
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halp! -New to D&D and completely overwhelmed-
Replies: 24
Views: 2521

Re: Halp! -New to D&D and completely overwhelmed-

Alignment: Chaotic neutral Talk to your DM. Each DM is different in how they want alignments played - some will be very strict and some will practically ignore it. Your DM can tell you what they think a CN should be like. As a general rule, chaotic neutrals are selfish and willful. You care nothing...
by Frimble
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

The trail leads back to the guard house.
by Frimble
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

((Of course you can.))

The trail leads you in the direction of the guard house.
by Frimble
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

"Yes Sir."
by Frimble
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

"Er... The priests say the wounds were done with a knife, or perhaps several knives. Um... there's a lot of blood."
by Frimble
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

Again, moderate magic of an unknown school.

((I think it makes sense that you have that information. No need for a new check though as in this case it is the same effect.))
by Frimble
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19397

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Great, thanks henre.
by Frimble
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

The next crime scene is quite unlike the first. The candlemaker's house has two floors each with two rooms. On the ground floor is a kitchen (which seems to have doubled as a candle factory) and a dining room. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one of which appears unused. The house is well kept; clean and ...
by Frimble
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19397

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Is anyone going to post or shall I.
by Frimble
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

One blanket effect.

((Whichever you prefer.))
by Frimble
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

You can't tell what school of magic the effect is from.
by Frimble
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

((Yep, that's fine you detect some moderately powerful magic. Spellcraft check please.))
by Frimble
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

"About a week ago."

((Even if you have detect magic permanently active, you still have to concentrate to use the spell.))
by Frimble
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

"I don't know, they don't tell us things like that."
by Frimble
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

You can't find any tracks.

((Survival check for tracking.))
by Frimble
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

Maseiken wrote:Tritos straightens up,
"No trail, but something is different... There's something here I don't recognise..."
Can I try and pinpoint it's location?

It's pretty much everywhere.
by Frimble
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite mental math tricks/shortcuts
Replies: 61
Views: 10064

Re: Favorite mental math tricks/shortcuts

amysrabbitranch wrote:I also like the multiplication by doubling. Lovely little system for doing crazy problems quickly by hand.

I believe this is called the Russian peasant method. There is a poster explaining it in the maths department at my college.
by Frimble
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 494270

Re: Favorite math jokes

For non French speakers: Quel est un cercle? => what is a circle C'est Poincarré => horrible pun, poincarré sounds like French for "not square" For french speakers/readers, the grammatically correct version: Qu'est ce que c'est un circle? (What is a circle?) Ce n'est point carré / Ce n'es...
by Frimble
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

"No, just this one." The watchman replies, "The candle-man was chopped up right bad. Not a pretty sight. Blood everywhere."
by Frimble
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

The sheriff leads you outside, and instructs a watchman returning from his beat to show you the crime scenes. He leads you first to a hovel built against the north wall of the city. The walls are uneven, built from thin sheets of sedimentary rock, inexpertly piled on top of each other with mortar us...
by Frimble
Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculus Project
Replies: 17
Views: 1994

Re: Calculus Project

Forced and damped oscillations is the obvious choice. Plenty of differential equations.
by Frimble
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

"Quite so." The sheriff agrees as he locks door to Gibnit's cell. "Now if you will follow me?"
by Frimble
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

"(yip yip) If Gibnit tell, you let Gibnit free?" The Sheriff sighs, "Look, I'll explain. I had this idea that to keep some of the louts from the slums from causing trouble in the town, I'd pay them to hunt kobolds. I payed them by the tail same as I pay ratcatchers... and then some of...
by Frimble
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

The kobold licks its nose at you slyly. "Tell you if you let me free." It says.
The Sheriff rolls his eyes, "No need, We all know you lizards live in the caves at Todd Gorge."
Gibnit looks crestfallen, "I show you cave you let me free?" he suggests.
by Frimble
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15597

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

"How else you get kobold tails? You buy them,five copper piece." He nods. "Other kobolds happy to sell"
by Frimble
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Sketching the graph
Replies: 10
Views: 1418

Re: Sketching the graph

Rule of thumb: Each factor usually means one intercept for a polynomial. Things can get more complicated, but with the simple stuff you should look at each factor and determine what you can do to make the factor zero, and those will be the x intercepts. For example: if I had y = (x+35)(x-26), zero ...

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