This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.
NOTICE: Some online security services are reporting that information for a limited number of users from this site is for sale on the "dark web." As of right now, there is no direct evidence of this, but change your password just to be safe.

Author Topic: Shamdemic year 2 begins, you clowns still gaming from behind computer screens?  (Read 3215 times)

S'mon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11701
    • View Profile
To give an idea how badly Lombardia got hit, the region has the highest per-capita number of doctors and medical professionals of anywhere in the world.  Something like 40% of Italy's GDP is centred around Lombardia; the majority of Italy's GDP comes out of the Po Valley and surrounding area.  Lombardia is wealthy, industrialised and highly developed; it has some of the best medical infrastructure on the planet - but was completely overloaded by the rate of COVID cases in the first wave.

I get the impression that early on medical intervention tended to spike the death rates - bringing victims to hospitals, and putting victims on ventilators, both associated with higher mortality rates. More medicine often meant more death.
My 5e and Mini Six Primeval Thule games blog:
https://simonsprimevalthule.blogspot.com
My Forgotten Realms 4e & 5e games blog: https://frloudwater.blogspot.com

This Guy

  • You Know?
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • T
  • Posts: 310
    • View Profile
I haven't gamed at a live table for years even before the coof because god damn are live games shit. Yes, yours too. Play-by-post with half-decent prose or fuck off.
I don't want to play with you.

Kyle Aaron

  • high-minded hack
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9016
  • high-minded hack
    • View Profile
    • The Viking Hat GM
I haven't gamed at a live table for years even before the coof because god damn are live games shit.
How hath you been offended, oh lord?
Rules for effective DMing:
1. Bring snacks.
2. The dice are always right.
3. I master the game, the game does not master me.
4. Momentum over perfection.
5. The game must go on!
The Viking Hat GM

S'mon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11701
    • View Profile
Starting to think about emerging from hibernation & restart tabletop gaming once 6 people allowed indoors from mid May, hopefully.  Hard to decide whether to restart games stopped by Covid or start new game. Have asked players what they think but no response yet, they probably need me to make their mind up as usual. :)
My 5e and Mini Six Primeval Thule games blog:
https://simonsprimevalthule.blogspot.com
My Forgotten Realms 4e & 5e games blog: https://frloudwater.blogspot.com

This Guy

  • You Know?
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • T
  • Posts: 310
    • View Profile
I haven't gamed at a live table for years even before the coof because god damn are live games shit.
How hath you been offended, oh lord?

The physical presence of other players busts my immersion and the separation of IC and OOC into different channels means I can ignore all the goofy memeing. And I am free of looking at the average gamer face.
I don't want to play with you.

Pat

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • P
  • Posts: 2587
    • View Profile
The physical presence of other players busts my immersion and the separation of IC and OOC into different channels means I can ignore all the goofy memeing. And I am free of looking at the average gamer face.
The best argument in favor of mask mandates!

This Guy

  • You Know?
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • T
  • Posts: 310
    • View Profile
The physical presence of other players busts my immersion and the separation of IC and OOC into different channels means I can ignore all the goofy memeing. And I am free of looking at the average gamer face.
The best argument in favor of mask mandates!

Imagine a world free of bloatees.
I don't want to play with you.