Strange ghost town

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Strange ghost town

Postby Mythmere » Fri May 22, 2009 8:59 am

An odd experience just a couple of minutes ago - or at least, the perception that sprang from it was odd.

There's a poll up on ENWorld where Knockspell is one of the options, so I went to go and take a look at it. But ENWorld was down, and I got a page saying "Oops, this link is broken." Okay, so I'm still kind of in the mood for something weird, so I bookmarked over to the Necromancer Games site and clicked on the forums. Now, I don't know what's happening with NG, but there were posts six days old in their general forum. I was probably looking in the wrong place, so I clicked back to the main page, where the last update was 21 days old, talking about revisions to the site in the next "couple of weeks," and all sorts of things NG was going to be supporting. At this point, I was getting a weird vibe - not one based in fact, but just in the pattern and the order of things in this trip through the net. I clicked in the sidebar, to go to the NG Judges Guild area. Here, the updates were older - years ago - and there's a picture of Bob Bledsaw without any note that he's no longer alive.

Suddenly I had this bizarre feeling that I'd been paging through gaming sites in the aftermath of some mass death of gaming, like an archaeologist looking through Pompeii. Optimistic predictions in slow-moving sites, pictures of dead people, broken links...

It was very strange and eerie. I'm still a bit freaked out. :?
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby The Red Priest » Fri May 22, 2009 9:03 am

You are mistaken. It was a weather balloon. Forget it.
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby Mythmere » Fri May 22, 2009 9:06 am

Yeah, there's no metaphor or prediction, or anything like that implied ... it was just a strange set of clicks, strange coincidences, and a strange thought all coming together at one time.
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby Bandigerbolls » Fri May 22, 2009 9:47 am

If this were a dream to be interpreted, I'd say you were apprehensive about committing so much to gaming.

But it's not a dream. Full speed ahead! :P
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby The Red Priest » Fri May 22, 2009 1:59 pm

Damn. I meant my post to be eerie and disquieting. Instead, it must have come across as comforting. How, oh how, could I have failed?
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby MikeD » Fri May 22, 2009 3:04 pm

The Red Priest wrote:Damn. I meant my post to be eerie and disquieting. Instead, it must have come across as comforting. How, oh how, could I have failed?


Nah, I took it as a "man in black" kind of eerie. Now, look into this light...
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby bat » Fri May 22, 2009 5:43 pm

Ignore all glitches in the Matrix, and if asked, take the blue pill, life will be easier that way. Really.
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby Mythmere » Fri May 22, 2009 6:42 pm

bat wrote:Ignore all glitches in the Matrix, and if asked, take the blue pill, life will be easier that way. Really.


Isn't the blue pill Viagra?
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby bat » Fri May 22, 2009 6:58 pm

Hey, better than the pill that wakes you up. And really, would three hours of priopism be so bad? I haven't had that for twenty years.
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Re: Strange ghost town

Postby Bandigerbolls » Fri May 22, 2009 7:11 pm

The Matrix has been on my mind lately. I'm a participant in a test trial for a new heartburn drug, and they give us both a blue pill and a red pill..
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