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Oh My Goodness - Olly Murs

6/30/12

-Your favorite member and why:

Niall Horan <3. Because; he’s always smiling. His laugh is adorable. I love the way he sings (his solo’s are so good). He’s always happy. He seems like the kind of person who loves every minute of life, and that’s really what I want to become. His accent <3. 

House Rule: Two Handed Weapon Bonus (Strength and a Half)

A common rule (that was standard in various editions), that seems to have been removed since the 5th edition playtest, is the allowance of “strength and a half” when wielding a weapon in two hands. The general idea behind this is to give each weapon style a focus: weapon + shield = more defense, weapon + weapon = more attacks/chances to hit and versatility, weapon with two hand = a powerful strike. For example we have a character who has a +2 to strength. He could wield a longsword and a handaxe having two attacks, with two chances to hit, and dealing 1d8 + 4(str) + 1d6 damage, resulting in a max damage of 18 (excluding criticals). Alternatively if he were to use a greataxe he would have a single attack dealing 1d12 + 4(str) resulting in a max damage of 16. As is using two weapons you would not only get two chances to hit but also a higher potential for damage on top of potentially having one weapon versatile and one thrown meaning you can manage any form of combat. With the strength and a half rule in place he would have an extra +2 to attack and damage (strength times 1.5 = 4(str) x 1.5 = 6). This would at least increase his max damage output max to match at 18. From here the two styles would further become differentiated by various feats and class abilities.

When wielding a weapon in two hands you may add your strength at 1.5 times the normal rate to both attack and damage rolls. This excludes any weapons without either the “two-handed” or “versatile” properties.

On Random Encounter Tables

I’ve been kicking around ideas as regard both form and function in random encounter tables as I wait on the 5E Monster Manual 

First of all, I think I’ve settled on the idea that I prefer the 2-20 random encounter table although not generated via 2D10 as I think you might suspect? I’m leaning toward the 1D8+1D12 2-20 table, due to bell curve reasons or something I guess? Okay, mainly because that’s what I used in 2E AD&D - kicking it old school! So this leaves 19 slots in each random encounter table to fill which must allow for both all the monsters within a region AND allow for crossovers from nearby regions. This means on average probably about ten to twelve distinct entries per random encounter chart after adding in “consult different chart” entries and “roll twice and combine” entries and things like that. The number of creatures appearing is something I’ll have to really carefully weigh - work I tragically can’t do until I actually have the 5E Monster Manual in my hands. Of course one can (and I will!) allow for crazy strokes of (mis)fortune which can cause wildly tougher or easier than expected encounters. That’s where I’m leaving off for now. More frequent updates soon? Hopefully? When I have the monster manual I expect!

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THERE’S A PARTY IN ORLANDO - Harry Styles

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Olly Murs’s opening act.

Just came back from the One Direction concert.

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I FUCKING SAW BOTH OLLY MURS AND ONE DIRECTION’S TOUR BUS COMING IN TO THE VENUE.;JNGVJHDBV IHGFB

I MADE EYE CONTACT WITH OLLY MURS KJFDBUYDFV

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Favorite X-Factor performance.

Third favorite member:

The rest aren’t in any kind of order :). 

But I think it’s cool how responsible Liam is and how he ends up saying funny things even though he doesn’t mean too. 

"Two minutes. Dead."

Your second favorite band member and why:

-I actually thought about this a lot and it kind of kept changing around. But I really like Louis :). At first I didn’t think he was very deep since he’s so crazy most of the time, but i feel like he’s actually extremely deep and kind of uses that crazy side to hide it. Like when he’s talking about his parent’s divorce and his mom, I just really feel for him. And I like that side to him. 

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