|Tuesday, March 5th, 2002|
I now have a desktop computer at work.
Unfortunately, I've discovered that a refresh rate of 85Hz on the monitor maks a big difference for me. I was getting headaches when I had the monitor at 75Hz.
And the monitor/video card in this computer won't do 85Hz at more than 1168x864 resolution, which gives me fewer pixels than the laptop did.
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11:48p - Silly Wizards
This random tavern generator from Wizards of the Coast is just silly.
Check out this tavern it generated:
Tavern Name: Lonesome Gargoyle
Bartender: Male half-orc, 9th-level ranger
Interesting Clientele: Gang of half-orc street toughs, adventurers planing their next move.
Rumors Overheard: An evil wizard has developed a new type of golem. A druid needs help defending her grove against goblins.
Accommodations: Noble (a large private room with large bed, private bath with hot water on request, snacks on request, and private chamber pot in a separate chamber) for 1 gp/day
Breakfast: Fried perch, Chicken eggs, Dragon turtle omelet, Apple, Flatbread (cost 1gp).
Lunch: Triceratops steak, Curds, Carrots, Dates (cost 2gp).
Supper: Whole duck, Lentils, Turnips, Rice, Berry pie (cost 2gp).
Snack: Soft cheese, Sea-grapes, Coarse rye bread (cost 8sp).
In case it's not obvious, let me point out a few odd things:
- this tavern is run by a 9th-level ranger. A city of 5-12,000 people might have one or two 9th-level rangers. Doesn't this ranger have something better to do?
- Look at the menu. If you're able to serve real dragon turtle omelets and triceratops steak, you're not going to price it at the same price as 'whole duck'.
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