players picked up a giant's spear tip, reforged into a greatsword +1.

one player sold a story to a fey without realising it until after

proceeded to fly to fire giant's forges and landed on a village of slavers, who tried to include the players into their collection. Turned quite violent fast when the players didn't cooperate due to insight and magical artefacts telling them "these guys aren't friendly even though they're being very friendly now"

grilled some kuo-toa, crispy well done, with a wall of fire. Seasoned with heresy.

the mini-campaing concluded with a tad of a story twist. the party returns to the proper story, collecting mcguffins to solve the plot. Halfway through they decide to offload them at the oracle. Oracle is destroyed after a blue dragon gets in. the dragon wasn't even responsible for the destruction.

anyway, the party gets a new task to defeat one of the lords to get a new mcguffin to progress the plot

and they find out waterdeep got invaded by an undead army. And with "invaded" I mean "for a brief time, waterdeep contained no living soul", so very successfully too. party undecided on the issue but they do hear that waterdeep reclamation efforts pay well.

woke up to dead internet link, fucking Deutsche Telekom ruining the day. Booked a day flat to stay online because apparently "ETA unknown"

pony.social is migrated to Mastodon v3.1.0, enjoy!

currently preparing the docker container for Mastodon 3.1.0, don't worry y'all, didn't forget you!

"I learnt goldfish in my years at the academy" - my druid in disguise to xanathar

started a new mini campaign. players recruited by almost-bankcrupt noble to check out an elven colony in a far away colony

get attacked by fish

the players continued their way through the kobold dungeon, negotiated a ceasefire with them and got tasked by another NPC to retrieve a roudy teenager from the kobold lair. (it was a young gold dragon in their rebelious phase trying to disguise himself as red dragon)

they stumbled into a deeper part of the dungeon that had been infested by a necromancer. A player almost died to a bodak (fun fact: if a bodak downs you with it's gaze and you're in it's aura, you fail a death save each round due to the aura. So if you roll a nat 1, you're instantly dead)

so after that, they finally met the necromancer and instantly stabbed him to death.

turns out that was the part necessary to complete the lich transformation.

luckily the lich wasn't very good at saving against tasha's hideous laughter and failed enough saves that the rest of the party could bash down the remaining health.

also Death with capital D showed up to collect the phylactery.

politics, religion, netflix, possible spoilers for Messiah 

the party decides to enter a kobold lair of large size

the party stepped on nails, got slingshotted in the face, blown up, almost drowned by a mimic, imprisoned by kobolds, almost burried under a bunch of rocks, had a rust monster dropped on them and a toilet was detonated with a fireball in their vicinity

they're running out of soap, resources, self-control and pride and we're like 1/3rd into the dungeon

the party finds the ancient artifact they are supposed to retrieve for the questgiver

the adventure mentions that if anyone would hit the artifact as hard as they can, some monsters jump out

I think, "yeah, nobody is gonna do that, that sounds dumb"

fighter: "I punch the artifact as hard as I can"

proceed to the party fighting a terminator golem (a golem wearing a human) and the fighter almost dying in one hit BECAUSE IT'S A FRICKING GOLEM AND THEY'RE LEVEL 6

GPG still supports SHA1, which got another attack today (sha-mbles.github.io/, 45k$ in AWS costs), yet the dev team doesn't seem to be able to get their butts into gear and deprecate old things.

I recommend switching to alternative tools; signify/minisign for signatures, age (github.com/FiloSottile/age) for encryption, and just don't use email or signed git commits, just sign a tarball or tags.

lwn.net/SubscriberLink/808575/

Linux will remove blocking from /dev/random (after initial block on boot), GPG is being called out for being shit

doctor who spoilers 

doctor who spoilers 

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