Fudging die rolls is absolutely essential. Monster's stats are flexible. Party getting lucky with rolls? Add a few hit points. Monster getting luck or unlucky making a small battle too tough or a boss fight a piece of cake? Regress to the mean. Wildly mistake how tough your monster is (remember, no beta testing, this… » 7/20/14 8:58pm Sunday 8:58pm

Sounds good. At Whole Foods today that salmon was also on sal for $12/lb. they had farm raised Icelandic for $15/lb. what's the point? Who in their right mind spends more for Icelandic salmon over sockeye? » 7/20/14 8:45pm Sunday 8:45pm

I lived alone from 21 till nearly 30. My mother is a really good cook and I would help her a little when I was young. So I got used to good, home cooked food and being in a kitchen. Eventually, you have eaten enough burgers, italian beef, pizza, canned soup, ramen, bagel dogs, hot pockets and pizza so you learn to… » 7/20/14 8:41pm Sunday 8:41pm

This seems a good strategy. If you make any kind of attempt to figure out what your time is worth, a lot of people actually could be considered to be losing money by shopping around for days and haggling for hours. Unless you enjoy that sort of thing. » 7/20/14 10:44am Sunday 10:44am

People like to have reasons for things. It gives them a feeling of control. They feel that if they can avoid that specific set of circumstances, they will be safe. They don't like the fact that dumb luck plays such a huge role in whether they live out the day. I see it all the time. People want to know why they… » 7/20/14 1:37pm Sunday 1:37pm

I did notice when we are at the Vatican that everything is covered in gold leaf, there are more priceless works of art than they have room to exhibit even though the space is so big it takes more than one day to see the entire art museum, they own a ton of real estate around the world, and every bench you can find has… » 7/20/14 1:30pm Sunday 1:30pm

Things may have changed and people interpret the rules differently, but when I was in training we were taught that if there was extra material and the sample was de-identified than informed consent was not required to perform research on it as long as the research had been approved by the Human Investigation Committee… » 7/19/14 2:19pm Saturday 2:19pm