RandomTrivia: More defiant than Shinji ever managed
Juliamon: to be fair: not difficult
RandomTrivia: Yeah ok, that's on me for setting the bar too low :D
ContingentCat: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Crossing the Streams (The LoadingReadyRun Crew comes together (from the comfort of their homes) to play some video games! Game: Root) at Wed 05:00 PM PDT (2m from now).
PharaohBender27: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Crossing the Streams (The LoadingReadyRun Crew comes together (from the comfort of their homes) to play some video games! Game: Root) at Wed 05:00 PM PDT (1m from now).
djalternative: Welcome my anarchist woodland friends. Today we shall claim victory!
TehAmelie: is this the meat and potatoes stream?
PharaohBender27: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Crossing the Streams (The LoadingReadyRun Crew comes together (from the comfort of their homes) to play some video games! Game: Root) at Wed 05:00 PM PDT (6s from now).
PharaohBender27: Dangit!
Manae: !next
djalternative: ooohhh. 6 off
Manae: ah
TehAmelie: root vegetable jokes!
Manae: Darn cooldown
ContingentCat: so close
PharaohBender27: @djalternative Balderdash! We will find peace and tranquility through the Order of the Lizard!
ReploidArmada: Obviously this stream is sponsored by the Aerie - and all of their squabbling leaders
ReploidArmada: How they managed to come to an agreement here I'll never know.
DarkMorford: Birbs?
ReploidArmada: Now we just need someone to play the Aerie
RockPusher: !birb
LRRbot: Stretch out your neck!
RandomTrivia: This is no time for aerie persiflage! lrrBEEJ
keroan0: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Crossing the Streams (The LoadingReadyRun Crew comes together (from the comfort of their homes) to play some video games! Game: Root) at Wed 05:00 PM PDT (2m ago).
johnalogue: must've been a short stream
Earthenone: W&P was always a 2 hour stream\
RandomTrivia: Yeah, blink and you missed it lrrBEEJ
Earthenone: a lot of high energy streams are like that
johnalogue: @Earthenone no no, the one that is now "two minutes ago"
RandomTrivia: They're going for this new approach where they try to get the YouTube VoD into #shorts
RandomTrivia: lrrBEEJ
DarkMorford: I was wondering if W+P would go for 3 today because there's such a backlog.
djalternative: nope
Mister_BlueSky: Possibly some tech issues? *shrug*
RandomTrivia: We'll get through the backlog eventually... by which time there will be a new backlog :D
Earthenone: tech issues? trying to remotly play a boardgame? the devil you say
johnalogue: @RandomTrivia infinite content!
PharaohBender27: @Mister_BlueSky Eh, there have been a lot of times a stream starts five minutes late
Sarah_Serinde: It hasn't even been 5 minutes yet, don't worry about it
Mister_BlueSky: I have movies that came out like 15 years ago that I keep going "I should watch that". I never do. >_>
RockPusher: Earthenone they're cultists, not satanists lrrBEEJ
Earthenone: the early access square will be harder to check since some games that were added in early access to the list ar probobly released by now :P
Sarah_Serinde: Also I want to say that W+P was originally 3 hours, it's just been 2 for a while now
DigitalSeahorse: Mister_BlueSky oh hai mister165Tailswave
ContingentCat: They've played Root a few times remotely so that's probably fine, but any number of tech things can be having troubs
kusinohki: w+p was originally 3 hrs, but 1 hr was reading the sub train...
johnalogue: I hope we get a regular schedule of WP soon, it sounds like they're still figuring out the return
RandomTrivia: I blame Discord. I don't know what the issue is, if any, but it's a good fallback
Mister_BlueSky: @DigitalSeahorse Why hello. mister165Wave
maxthefourth: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Crossing the Streams (The LoadingReadyRun Crew comes together (from the comfort of their homes) to play some video games! Game: Root) at Wed 05:00 PM PDT (5m ago).
ContingentCat: @Mister_BlueSky I'm that way with the original Blade Runner, one day I'll get to it
Sarah_Serinde: Yeah they were feeling things out with this W+P stream, but we'll hopefully have a regularly scheduled one in the future (not a guarantee, but probably good odds)
Sarah_Serinde: Title change, by the way :)
serramarkov: Yay, I'm in LRR chat!
RandomTrivia: Woot
ContingentCat: !! new words
Sarah_Serinde: RandomTrivia No no, Root
DigitalSeahorse: yes Root will go up on the You Tuber
RandomTrivia: LUL
RandomTrivia: Well played Sarah_Serinde
Sarah_Serinde: :D
RandomTrivia: Tell you what, I'll go pour my cup of tea, and then I'll come back to find I've missed the signal point
DigitalSeahorse: lrrALEX_TK Alex's funny
Sarah_Serinde: That's the secret to making the stream go live
Sarah_Serinde: Leave to do something else
F1SHOR: the stream will only come once it thinks noones looking
Sarah_Serinde: Streams are shy like that sometimes. Try not to startle them
DigitalSeahorse: *closes eyes*
johnalogue: @Sarah_Serinde brb then
Mister_BlueSky: When I would play Overwatch and queue wasn't popping, it didn't pop until someone in the group complained about the time it was taking.
PharaohBender27: lrrSIG !
Sarah_Serinde: There, see! :P
Earthenone: lrrSIG FBtouchdown lrrSIG
Mcgwee: I just finished my tea, maybe another on the break...
F1SHOR: OMG the timing!
empyreon: lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG
Mcgwee: oh wow
ContingentCat: lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL
Styxseus: lrrSIG \o/ lrrSIG
MegaDosX: @Sarah_Serinde You are a wizard
DigitalSeahorse: ha ti worked!
kusinohki: mine crashed.... refreshing
saucemaster5000: good timing
DigitalSeahorse: it*
RandomTrivia returns with tea
Sarah_Serinde: gabyLul
Juliamon: Use SIG, for great justice
johnalogue: IT WORKED
RandomTrivia: See? Works every time!
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ContingentCat: lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG
DigitalSeahorse: lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG
notso_surprisingreveal: <3 root... the designer of this game is brilliant
DigitalSeahorse: lrrDOTS mst3kMoon_SG lrrARROWS
RandomTrivia: You're welcome, Chat! :D
serramarkov: Everyone please be happy for me, I listened to my best friend's family drama and didn't interrupt or problem solve until she asked!!!!
Sarah_Serinde: serramarkov Good work!
RandomTrivia: @serramarkov Good job! lrrHORN
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serramarkov: lrrSIG
Mcgwee: good job!
ContingentCat: I love how the lrrSIG sync up to this song
MyrddintheWizard: @serramarkov lrrHORN
saucemaster5000: anyone in chat tried the new big game from these folks, "oath"? Curious if it's worth a go, the consensus seems to be "wow, that's a lot of game."
DeM0nFiRe: lrrSIG
ReploidArmada: My one problem with Root as a board game is that the Vagabond is a broken concept
ReploidArmada: I've heard Oath is good, but I have not played it
ReploidArmada: Vagabond is too often left to do its own thing, at which point it just wins.
serramarkov: lrrSHINE Thank you! lrrSHINE
ContingentCat: Does Oath have adorable animal characters too?
saucemaster5000: yes, sorta -- same artist
CururuGuasu: Vagabond serves a purpose as a kind of timer for the game. Will eventually steamroll and win
ContingentCat: oh good
notso_surprisingreveal: @ReploidArmada but thats what I love about this game. The Vagbond plays the role of the 'coach' typically hard to deal with in coop games (despite this being a very not coop :P)
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ReploidArmada: If it's played against well, it would be good. But IIRC top Root players dislike the Vagabond too
notso_surprisingreveal: @ReploidArmada I like games that have built in roles and address some of the social issues that happen in games
RandomTrivia: "top" Root players? Are there competitive Root leagues?
hexy_lexy: hey all you beautiful friends who i love and adore beyond measure!!!!! <3
saucemaster5000: yeah, the vagabond is fairly strong (like playing darklings in terra mystica) -- the designer originally imagined this game more like Cosmic Encounter with like 50 classes, in which case the vagabond wouldn't always be in there...
RandomTrivia: @hexy_lexy lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lrrSHINE
PharaohBender27: ShowLove300 W+P may have gotten a lot of subs and bits, but you guys deserve some love, too!
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TheAinMAP: lrrDOTS lrrCIRCLE lrrARROW
Dog_of_Myth: lrrSIG
kusinohki: mawp
RandomTrivia: *punch*
notso_surprisingreveal: @saucemaster5000 I didnt know that!
LordZarano: jlrrCooltunes
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lirazel64: Just in time sub!
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the_canuck_mystic: Damn no fast forward live
RandomTrivia: Look at these wonderful folks!
PharaohBender27: Evening, lrrKATHLEEN , lrrCAMERON , lrrBEN , and lrrIAN !
TheAinMAP: Hello lrrKATHLEEN lrrCAMERON lrrBEN lrrIAN
RandomTrivia: LUL
Dog_of_Myth: LUL
Sarah_Serinde: !patreon
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RandomTrivia: No no, They announced the shutdown of OGFans this week lrrBEEJ
DrewScroll: Guys! did you know that you are all awesome?!
CaptainSpam: Is audio desynced for anyone else?
RandomTrivia: benginFacepalm
Styxseus: Pfff
Sarah_Serinde: Yeah it is a bit
hexy_lexy: i didnt know LRR had an OGFans account lrrBEEJ
Catcard: audio definitely desync
mowdownjoe: @RandomTrivia OnlyFans is backpedaling from that. Still probably lost a lot of business making that announcement in the first place, tho.
ContingentCat: @RandomTrivia I think I heard Only Fans backpeddled that terrible decision
Getter404: Here to see my Good Good Otter Boys
Dog_of_Myth: That tracks.
RandomTrivia: @mowdownjoe @ContingentCat Huh, fair enough. But also I would like to r/whoosh you both :D
DEATHlikescats: yeeee
Styxseus: This season: "How will you solve the war against X" Next season trailer: "It all started when we lost the war against X" ..? :P
Sarah_Serinde: OF "suspended" that decision so we'll see how it goes
Robot_Bones: or you jump through a building in spite of the developers wishes
Sarah_Serinde: But people talking about how bad a move it was made a difference
RandomTrivia: L I Z A R D
Lizardman175: go lizard cult!
TheWriterAleph: so skavens?
electra310: Aristocratic lizards
Dog_of_Myth: Man that lizard is adorable.
PharaohBender27: Little surprised lrrKATHLEEN isn't playing Lizard Cult - but that might have been too obvious :p
Getter404: Tried playing the Moles in the physical version and... wow they're a real feast or famine faction
Nukified: all hail lizard
ReploidArmada: "Keep the government intact" is basically Eyrie Dynasties
Sarah_Serinde: Well that doesn't sound like Ian at all
RandomTrivia: LUL
RockPusher: RaccAttack
ContingentCat: yeah how uncharactaristic of Ian lrrBEEJ
Mister_BlueSky: So you're saying the Vagabond is coming? And everybody's running?
hexy_lexy: Ian "Communist Marsupial" Horner
Getter404: The Vagabond seems to decline in power the more a specific group plays together, as it becomes clear the strategy is "never stop bullying the Vagabond, for they shall dunk on us all"
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SierraSaysDrinkWater: hullo hope you're having fun
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LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> Time for Crossing the Streams! Cameron, Kathleen, Ian and Ben and living in harmony in the woods in ROOT http://twitcht.tv/loadingreadyrun 📷 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9rPCnrUUAAKdsA.jpg || https://www.twitter.com/loadingreadyrun/status/1430685980617371648
RandomTrivia: IAN HORNER
UntapUpkeepCaw: *meow*
kusinohki: let them eat bits?
RandomTrivia: sergePun sergeIntoTheSea
MWGNZ: le chat
maxthefourth: sergePun sergeCrimes
ContingentCat: katesWot
MyrddintheWizard: ysbrydPunjail lrrIAN
RockPusher: I mean, 4:1 Baxter makes an appearance anyway
RandomTrivia: benginRemy ?
Sarah_Serinde: Hi Remy
RockPusher: benginRemy
RandomTrivia: Hello Reminald
CaptainSpam: Considering it. Y'know, weighing the pros and cons.
mowdownjoe: Remy? Where?!
LordZarano: *miaou*
RandomTrivia: @mowdownjoe Must have wandered in and back out, Ben mentioned him
until_may: damn cam would be the birds in this vicious game haha
ContingentCat: I love how derpy the lizard guy is with the big open mouth
RonaldMcDownload: "Well oKAY, I guess we won't crush you this season."
Calaban161 subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 20 months!
Calaban161: Hope your having a ROOTing good time
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dragonthing7: I LOVE WATCHING GAMES I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO PLAY
Sarah_Serinde: Important discovery
dragonthing7: SORRY CAPS LOCK
dragonthing7: sorry caps lock
ContingentCat: Remmy!
TheAinMAP: lrrSPOT
veelofar: DOGGO!
Dog_of_Myth: Doggo
quietcat: benginRemy
PharaohBender27: Doggo!
Sarah_Serinde: benginRemy
RandomTrivia: benginRemy !
DrewScroll: @dragonthing7 Root is a very gorgeous game!
veelofar: That's a good dog! I'm gonna cry about how good that dog is!
kusinohki: @dragonthing7 I've played this one and still basically have no clue. it's a hard game to learn
ContingentCat: be gay do craft
noSmokeFire: OK, but what about your faction's passives
DrewScroll: You can form an alliance with Ben
ContingentCat: whoops
ReploidArmada: Choose VIOLENCE
RaklarLS: this game is like a fighting game in the sense that you learn your one character/faction and maybe 3 months later you try to pick a second one once you know all the matchups.
saucemaster5000: I mean, starting with the crossbow vagabond basically means you have to shoot it
RaklarLS: meanwhile, no idea how the other factions work
theamc2000: Hi everyone
theamc2000: I hope all of you do well but also go Ian
PharaohBender27: OK, got to go handle dinner takeout for my folks - will return later
Alex_Frostfire: I've only really played a decent amount of Eyrie.
kusinohki: when all your items are pointy, you have to poke ppl with them
johnalogue: it never changes
saucemaster5000: gettin going with the violence early
kusinohki: how many points do birbs lose if they can't follow their orders?
ReploidArmada: Several
DEATHlikescats: vagabus'd
SquareDotCube: the vengabond
ReploidArmada: One per bird card IIRC
RandomTrivia: S T E P P Y
DarkMorford: Crowd Control for Root when? Kappa
saucemaster5000: you can either go whole hog on crushing the woodland alliance.... or just ignore them and amass armies
PharaohBender27: Aaaand turns out I'll be here for a few more minutes so just know I'll have to step out at some point, I guess :p
BloodnBullets: @kusinohki one per bird card in their decree (minimum 2 for their vizers)
Alex_Frostfire: Checked the rules, it is indeed -1 VP per Bird on the Decree when you hit turmoil.
Agl0vale: are the lizard folk pod people?
seasikberry: 17 months? thats almost one whole pandemic! *sobs*
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seasikberry: oops now
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until_may: the mice come off as religous figureheads haha
DarkMorford: Ben plz :D
RonaldMcDownload: then you get the infighting?
ContingentCat: first power then banana
RandomTrivia: "First they're gonna take the power, then they're gonna take me! Oh my goooood!"
djalternative: it's not a CTS stream unless someone posts asl in text chat
ReploidArmada: Troll 2 reference? XD
johnalogue: then Stalin decides he wants the power and you didn't decide beforehand so...
LordZarano: 1. Overthrow government. 2. ??? 3. Profit!
johnalogue: it's like calling shotgun but with a lot more of them
ReploidArmada: He doesn't rule the clearing he moved into
DarkMorford: I dunno about "defenseless," the Maus is the biggest tank ever made! :D
RandomTrivia: sergeJustRight
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saucemaster5000: entering turmoil early ain't always the worst cause you can switch up strats and not lose too many points
obionedrop: this music is very good
ContingentCat: this in game music is so nice
ContingentCat: braven10HEX
Seth_Erickson: Kathleen getting the bag on stream and in game Kappa
BrowneePoints: Question to the LRR folks, any interest in the Root Tabletop RPG? I THINK they are just about ready to print and ship?(if their kickstarter is accurate)
Williams4jesus: there is a root tabletop RPG?
ContingentCat: is that not the version they played on AFK in the beforetimes?
BrowneePoints: Yep! was kickstarted back in 2019 and is just about ready to ship
BloodnBullets: id be keen to watch a dicefriends of that
Williams4jesus: I like the online version because it eliminates user errors.
ContingentCat: huh cool, yeah a dice friends campaign in this world would be cool
LordZarano: What's the lizard cult's goal?
BrowneePoints: Right? As much as they've played Root, I think a Root Dice Friends would be super cool
dragonthing7: that seems like a really cool idea
BloodnBullets: it does require discarding the card to score, which is one of the few ways lizards discard
LidofLoathing: blessed martyrs!
Izandai: It's not fighting, it's murder!
CaptainSpam: Less "combat", more "remove from play".
saucemaster5000: it should be noted crossbowing does not get the vagabond points as opposed to fighting
LoadingReadyRun: @BrowneePoints so there a separate RPG version of Root?
ReploidArmada: Yes, it was Kickstarted a while back
ReploidArmada: It's set in the universe of Root
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RandomTrivia: lrrSHINE sergeGift lrrSHINE
dragonthing7: oh wow
CaptainSpam: I beg to differ, Ian.
RandomTrivia: LUL
ShaneLeeAtk: Nope
Styxseus: :D
mowdownjoe: Nope, Ian. 1-term leader are booted for a reason. *looks at his own country*
DarkMorford: HORNER
CaptainSpam: IAN NO
RandomTrivia: IAN
notso_surprisingreveal: emacs?
hexy_lexy: IAN HORNER
noSmokeFire: long walks are healthy
LoadingReadyRun: A root RPG sounds neat. I'm curious how the mechanics would translate to Pen & Paper
SquareDotCube: A rich vim
saucemaster5000: dear lord I played against two vagabonds and I was woodland -- basically the vagabonds cancelled each other out, but they never attacked me, I got no cards and had nothing to.... oppose
BrowneePoints: @LoadingReadyRun I haven't checked out the Tabletop Kickstarter they did enough, but I assume there's a test pdf somewhere?
RonaldMcDownload: @saucemaster5000 wait, you can play the same faction in a single game?
KodeMage: Heretics!
CaptainSpam: I did not know that foxes could mutate into lizards so easily. Amazing.
saucemaster5000: only with expansions, and only with the vagabond weirdly, but yes
KodeMage: a mouse shucks itself?
HadesLeprechaun: you can have multiple Vagabonds, not the other factions
BrowneePoints: Aw man, I just got so sad when I remembered there was going to be a Mouse Guard Movie and it got cancelled by the Fox Buyout
kusinohki: you also give up the chance to win with 30 pts...
BloodnBullets: you have to build it first, then you can activate it
ReploidArmada: I think Royal Claim would actually be really good for the Lizards right now
CaptainSpam: If you build it, they will come, NOT vice versa.
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
RandomTrivia: LUL
MAPBoardgames: The last ruler was a bird-brain
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ballesta25: It costs 1 hammer per fox symbol
MAPBoardgames: You slipped into a forest
MAPBoardgames: You know, a lot of games claim to be asymmetrical. Root actually is.
RandomTrivia: CAM LUL
Dog_of_Myth: LUL
saucemaster5000: my baby don't mess around...
NarishmaReborn: was unaware lizards roll
kusinohki: says the vegabond doubling everyone's points...
Dread_Pirate_Westley: The quantity of lizards is too great.
saucemaster5000: no room for happiness in the decree....
kookaburra_85: What does Ben have? A knife? NO!
ReploidArmada: Alright, I'm gonna bounce, see ya around o.
ReploidArmada: o/
Enki1256: So who chose the lizard cult this time.
BloodnBullets: the cults limited ability for combat makes the alliance dangerous
MTGRanger: Hey everyone!
dragonthing7: and we still have our leader!
mizzytastic: the sympathy mouse looked so concerned
BloodnBullets: @Enki1256 faction art with each of their webcams
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tk004: Will miss you at PAX West 21.. See you at 22!!!
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NarishmaReborn: a good enough mouse startup that silicon valley just reinvented cheese
johnalogue: @NarishmaReborn "we found a new way to sell dairy surplus!"
dragonthing7: how many different bird leaders are there?
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MidnighterKnight: Birbs?
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NarishmaReborn: is it EFFF?
satyropodobny: I will not be purchasing bird bonds anytime soon
saucemaster5000: I like this rolling leader strategy, makes sure the politics of the day stays fresh!
kusinohki: "mommy! she hit me back!"
RandomTrivia: LUL
kookaburra_85: Cockatoos are always learning new words. They have filthy vocabularies.
laikagoat: lrrWOW
saucemaster5000: not inaccurate
LoadingReadyRun: lrrPAUL The Eyrie government is looking a lot like the BC government in the 90s
underhill33: "lemme smash"
BrowneePoints: I mean all the sounds of nature are animals screaming "A/S/L"
trilemma85: Cameron, why are you going near the special flower?
MAPBoardgames: This is an outrage!
DirtCadaver: we had people from the US come visit us... and some how they never saw a humming bird before... one buzzed them... and without missing a beat my grandmother told them it was a mosquito
saucemaster5000: that mouse got the the worst canvassing route
djalternative: Clay less? No. Claymore!
Juliamon: Our hummingbirds don't mind people, but they haaaaate other hummingbirds.
Juliamon: Most of them avoid the feeder with a perch because there's no point getting comfortable when you're about to be chased off
kookaburra_85: My experience with this game is the woodland alliance going "I don't know what I've been doing, but I think I win now"
ContingentCat: I guess if you have enough flowers for hummingbirds they chill out, I've never sen them agressive in my mom's garden
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DEATHlikescats: hummingbirds are hella territorial
Juliamon: They also end up fighting wasps a lot because the wasps also want a sip of that sweet sun-warmed sugar water
ContingentCat: well good wasps are terrible hateful things
johnalogue: yeah death to wasps
Juliamon: hey now, wasps are important pollinators
Awaiko: Morning/afternoon all.
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Juliamon: they get an unfair bad rap because they don't pay us off with honey
RandomTrivia: Hello there Awaiko
johnalogue: @Juliamon do wasps even interact with plants? I'm more or less under the impression they're carnivores
PharaohBender27 returns from dinner
ContingentCat: eh surely their pollonating work can be taken by other insects that don't take and offensive stance to stinging
RandomTrivia: Not only do they not bribe us with honey, they also like to remind us that their primary weapon is NOT single-use
F1SHOR: Things are getting heated
johnalogue: I mean honeybee stings aren't supposed to be single-use, humans just have skin that they get stuck in
RandomTrivia: But honeybees don't use their stings if you so much as look at them funny, whereas wasps will
johnalogue: I think wasps BITE too
DirtCadaver: Rage against that machine
BloodnBullets: revolt is the first thing you do in your turn, so everyone else gets a chance to clear the sympathy first
Juliamon: johnalogue Wasps are pretty singlehandedly responsible for the continued existence of figs
RandomTrivia: OOF
johnalogue: @Juliamon so? I don't eat figs
DirtCadaver: its not a war crime if they havent heard of it before
trilemma85: That's what amendments are for.
BrowneePoints: Itty bitty wasps tho
BrowneePoints: not the massive messengers of Bug-Satan we get here!
Juliamon: You don't, but other animals do.
johnalogue: Yes, like wasps
RandomTrivia: I wonder what it is about fig trees that means only wasps can/will pollinate them
PharaohBender27: @johnalogue Well that's a bit dismissive
BloodnBullets: progress for the eyrie!
ExhaustedElox: Wow, what a rumble
RandomTrivia: benginLol
DirtCadaver: stuck in the middle with knewts
BrowneePoints: and Hornets are wasps on a concoction of illegal muscle builders for horses and sheer rage
niccus: fig did a whole lot of coevolution, and it benefited both species
SquareDotCube: oh dang, K jumped to the lead that round
saucemaster5000: @RandomTrivia they're the only ones who give a fig
LoadingReadyRun: lrrPAUL I like the way the Lizards never close their mouths. They remind me of Odie from Garfield
RandomTrivia: @saucemaster5000 Eyyyy, very good! sergePun sergeCrimes
Mr_Bitterness: For the lizards, what does the Outcast suit mean for them?
RandomTrivia: Oof, it's not Ben's round is it :D
BloodnBullets: time to diversify your assests
BrowneePoints: The W stands for Wictory Points
RandomTrivia: Woodland Alliance is revolting! lrrBEEJ
CastleOtranto: Good Bone Foley is actually an annual Adult Entertainment Award
BloodnBullets: @Mr_Bitterness its where they can do special actions with their acolytes at the start of their turn. Like converting enemy troops or buildings, or going to war.
saucemaster5000: at least you're legitimate
LoadingReadyRun: lrrPAUL Vagabond: Don't blame me, I murder everyone!
Mr_Bitterness: @BloodnBullets Oh, so their Conspiracy actions can only be used in the Outcast clearings?
ContingentCat: words are hard
MinnieKin: My friends and I played this, and they told me it is the boardgame of Mario Party. Destroying friendship. I lost three friends that day T^T
Mr_Bitterness: Thanks for the explanation!
saucemaster5000: Heh. @MinnieKin my board game group played this for like two months till we all admitted we just liked the idea of root more than any of us enjoyed playing.
MinnieKin: @saucemaster5000 Yeah, we really loved the politics of it xD We were better friends after this game than after a game of Commander tho xD
RandomTrivia: How will you make a post? There's no wood in this forest! lrrBEEJ
MAPBoardgames: This is one of the closest games of Root I've seen
JadedCynic: PLS ignore me, Sempai!!! O_o
BloodnBullets: @Mr_Bitterness Yes, with the exception that one action is to move and battle, and they can move FROM an outcast clearing to battle anywhere
RonaldMcDownload: "This set of moves was good enough for my grandpappy, and by gum...!"
RandomTrivia: Wow
JadedCynic: "Well? We're WAITING"
RandomTrivia: WOW Paul
PharaohBender27: Yep, that scans. There's bluejays that have come to expect peanuts from my folks at this point :p
LittleVesuvius: Chat has borked itself for me, is Twitch doing a goof?
RandomTrivia: Looks fine from here, LittleVesuvius
ContingentCat: My parents house it's Grakles that are awful, they're so loud and they freak out whenever there's a cat outside
LittleVesuvius: Mk it's my Twitch that's borking
PharaohBender27: @LittleVesuvius Fine on my end. Try refreshing?
lirazel64: Male hummingbirds are *super* aggressive.
LittleVesuvius: @LittleVesuvius Pretty sure it's my internet. It doesn't love Twitch
LittleVesuvius: Ty for confirming my Twitch is the problem lol
BloodnBullets: the cult vs alliance is an interesting dynamic, since the cultists just spring up all over the place they dont often trigger outrage, but they also have a hard time clearing sympathy and are vunrable to revolts.
PharaohBender27: @ContingentCat Huh. TIL about a bird I'm unfamiliar with (I looked it up, and chances are I've either never seen one or seen very few and not known what they were, because the map on Wikipedia indicates I've spent most of my life in the slice of North America where they *aren't* :p )
MAPBoardgames: One thing that is wierd about Root is many of the factions earn more VP if the other players are activly attacking them.
Easilycrazyhat: What?!
lirazel64: @contingentcat I love Grackles, though. They're so pompous
BloodnBullets: @MAPBoardgames how so? i feel like most have a change to run away with it if they arent attacked
BloodnBullets: chance*
Alex_Frostfire: I once spooked them off the bird feeder at the family cottage... and then was giggling since I could hear the whole swarm foraging around in the leaves in the neighbouring lot.
saucemaster5000: @MAPBoardgames yeah, its why one of the weirdest strategies that demolishes the woodland alliance is to just ignore them
LittleVesuvius: What is the bird group's makeup?
MAPBoardgames: @MAPBoardgames For example, the Cat's buildings are more expensive they more they have. Crush a few and they can rebuild them for more points.
sormaxdol: It's the crew!!!!!
sormaxdol: I missed my favourite canadians
BloodnBullets: @MAPBoardgames But those more expensive buildings are worth more points
sormaxdol: Is Ian playing the politician game and paying someone to beat him up but then suing that person double what he payed them?!
daredewley92: i love Root!!!
RandomTrivia: Ben LUL
chaostreader: Cam is in a decent position but needs to get to the other bunny clearing or have one of the bunny roosts destroyed to build next turn.
daredewley92: i bought a copy cuz of LRR, thanks y'all
MAPBoardgames: @MAPBoardgames But claiming another clearing to get more building slots is often much more expensive (in action count)
BloodnBullets: Cam has come back well after those early turmoil
RandomTrivia: lrrFINE
sormaxdol: Amendment 1: EVERYTHING IS FINE! ALWAYS!
Kaorti: we call it "the state of the union address"
daredewley92: i love the birbs because of the high risk high reward engine builder style
MAPBoardgames: Chapter 3, Section 7: Do combat.
satyropodobny: fun fact: when playing birds your dynasty can be deposed if you run out of soldiers to recruit in the supply
LittleVesuvius: dang
LittleVesuvius: TIL
RonaldMcDownload: I specifically said I did not
MAPBoardgames: Viva la revolution!
JadedCynic: whups
SquareDotCube: Still on 480p, Cam?
Alex_Frostfire: Yeah, when you start to run out, you really need to focus on throwing some soldiers away for the glory of the dynasty.
DarkMorford: @SquareDotCube VGA, my dude!
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dragonthing7: owl is still here?
RandomTrivia: https://i.imgur.com/Lil4Y69.gif @DarkMorford
saucemaster5000: it happens surprisingly often
BloodnBullets: the alliance gets quite dangerous with 3 officers, they can recruit > move > turn that troop into sympathy to start scoring points even when spreading sympathy is expensive
MAPBoardgames: You don;t control the clearing you are moving from or two
saucemaster5000: yeah, but it only works next to their bases so as an endgame strat it's tough to set up
MAPBoardgames: to*
BloodnBullets: you have to rule at least one end of the move
MAPBoardgames: The stupid cult's rule rule. Hate it.
BloodnBullets: "would be" doesnt matter unfortunately
saucemaster5000: wow
kookaburra_85: planned obsolescence of dudes
BloodnBullets: the ol' argument of "everyone else is worse"
satyropodobny: the owl just JuliusCezared the council
MAPBoardgames: See @BloodnBullets , if the other players crushed a roost in a rabbit clearing, the birds would've gained 5VP
BloodnBullets: i would be so down for more root streams
Mr_Bitterness: First you gotta get to Regionals
CompSciJedi: Yes, there is. It was on KS and I almost backed it
dragonthing7: yes there is, i had to go look it up
MrTheWalrus: The Rootiverse?
Kaorti: The mouseguard system is good, but badly explained
BloodnBullets: @MAPBoardgames true, but thats not always the case
Kaorti: Luke Crane is a ... character.
saucemaster5000: mouse guard is soo good! One of the first tabletop rpgs that got me away from the finickiness that is D&D
JadedCynic: yeah, ian - even some 'passive media' about it <3
mizzytastic: I love mouse guard, but I definitely think that to play a game in the burning wheel family you need to be taught by someone else first, reading the rules first time is a wall
JadedCynic: YES!
saucemaster5000: that is 100% true @mizzytastic
I_Am_Clockwork: my friends and I once used the end state for a game of Root to set us up for a root-esque rpg game
LidofLoathing: wait there's what?
LidofLoathing: I'll have to check that out
PharaohBender27: So would lrrKATHLEEN 's character be the Yojimbo character here, being a vagabond?
JadedCynic: IKR, I saw that and thought "Ian will already know about this'
RonaldMcDownload: Lupin Heist sounds rad, actually
JadedCynic: heck, ANY heist kind of rpg would be kinda fun...
DoodlestheGreat: Root's more like Nilsson Groundthumper than Usagi Yojimbo. That's a different Stan Sakai title.
damn_i_am_pretty: Blades in the Dark modded into Lupin?
ContingentCat: wow
JadedCynic: DAMMIT IAN, how am I supposed to sleep tonight?!?
Kaorti: BitD would be wonderful
Kaorti: Or Spire!
Sogheim: Lupin needs more corgis, then
JadedCynic: oh YES, Paul <3
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GamemasterAnth: So…if you can make waterways in this game, would those be Root canals?
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saucemaster5000: Lol, blades in the dark lupin "so player how did you set up this heist to make everyone else look like a total rube?"
ContingentCat: yeah a Lupin reskin of Root would be cool
Sogheim: the art for Humblewood is amazing
PharaohBender27: @DoodlestheGreat Oh whoops, I heard "Yojimbo" and thought lrrIAN was referring to the Akira Kurosawa film chatacter :p
RonaldMcDownload: What book was Ben showing off? I missed it
HadesLeprechaun: Leesha Hannigan was the artist that started Humblewood, and the art is fantastic
iris_of_ether: I just kicked this, because _Pretty_: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exaltedfuneral/herbalists-primer
BloodnBullets: does the pigeon bonuses for shitting on statues?
JadedCynic: It IS quite good <3
Sogheim: I adore tiny owl knights
coolbond: @bengineering sounds like you need to do a campaign for it on stream
JadedCynic: Omar Sy has...charm :D
saucemaster5000: @jadedcynic by which you mean I blush a bit when he smiles onscreen?
JadedCynic: heh, *I* blush when he smiles :D
mitomanox: series nowadays take so many turns i stop caring about them
GamemasterAnth: Not familiar with Lupin. More familiar with Dupin.
lirazel64: @gamemasteranth I see your Poe and raise you a Poirot.
JadedCynic: Arsene Lupin - french 'gentleman thief' literary character. kinda bigger than Biggles or Raffles
MAPBoardgames: If history has taught me anything is that governments can just print money until they are out of debt. lrrBEEJ
JadedCynic: seeing as the latter two never got anime interpretations
BloodnBullets: commander so good
DarkMorford: @JadedCynic Lupin also got to star in a Persona game. :p
JadedCynic: ooh!
BloodnBullets: this game is so close
JadedCynic: I have too little free time to give SMT or Persona games their due attention, so thanks for adding to my knowledge, @DarkMorford
LordZarano: Radians is Turns*2pi
kookaburra_85: I want that money is my answer to "so why are you applying for a job at this company"
MAPBoardgames: 30 with a hard-stop, I believe.
MAPBoardgames: Break her stuff!
daredewley92: LRR plays Root is some of my all time favorite content ngl
BloodnBullets: 7 acolyes is a lot
DarkMorford: @JadedCynic Specifically, Arsene is the initial Persona of the player character in Persona 5, and the whole game leans a lot into the "gentleman thief" narrative.
Perivale: Reality is what the birds believe it to be
RockPusher: gibb Baxter nuggies
ContingentCat: Baxter requires nugs
MAPBoardgames: Aren't chicken nuggies banned in Cam's empire?
lirazel64: @kookaburra_85 I always told interviewers who asked about my career plans, "I want to go to Heaven when I die."
DarkMorford: Is Baxter screm?
JadedCynic: @JadedCynic ohhhh, I *really* don't want to lengthen my 'to do' list :D
PharaohBender27: Who will win!? lrrKATHLEEN , the Vagabond, lrrBEN of the Lizard Order, lrrCAMERON the Eyrie, or will lrrIAN of the Woodland Alliance make a comeback? Find out after these messages!
MAPBoardgames: Stick around for the exciting conclusion of Root!
SkylerRingtail: I doubt there will be time for a second game, yeah?
Mr_Bitterness: Yeah, I have a guess that either Kathleen wins this turn or Ben does
LoadingReadyRun: @SkylerRingtail nope
daredewley92: the thing ben said where he was like "every time i play this game i wish i could play more" i felt that for sure
Molladia: @daredewley92 I'm like that with Dominion
daredewley92: @Molladia i dont know if i know that one! about to look up
MAPBoardgames: music = excitign
dukeofbread: never seen this game before, looks cool
PharaohBender27: lrrFINE
iris_of_ether: lrrFINE
daredewley92: @dukeofbread i love it personally!
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MAPBoardgames: Push down the vagabond, break their stuff!
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
mitomanox: cute pileage
mowdownjoe: Ian....
PharaohBender27: lrrWOW lrrIAN
Kaorti: owls: less wise, more bloodthirsty
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ThisCatHasSeenGod: Ah I love the blep-cultists.
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daredewley92: as an mtg commander player i was instantly sold on the birds
BloodnBullets: did they break enough stuff
JadedCynic: WAR! What is it good for? D'awwww, that's adorable violence lrrAWESOME
DeM0nFiRe: gdqClap
SquareDotCube: Bear Forced Won
PharaohBender27: ShowLove300 Vote Wolf! Vote lrrKATHLEEN !
mowdownjoe: lrrWOW
daredewley92: oooooooo that was sweet!
KWardJenx: Really nicely done!
Styxseus: :D
ContingentCat: it's a good game bront
RonaldMcDownload: Thanks LRR, good time as always
MAPBoardgames: I think we've only seen the new AFK intro twice.
HadesLeprechaun: super complicated board games are nice as video games
dukeofbread: arguing over the rules is part of the experience
Sarah_Serinde: Smooth, Ian :D
Kaorti: one less thing for chat to yell about too
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daredewley92: going to bed all! thanks for the fun! root rules!!!
Mr_Bitterness: New season, with PLOT
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
DoodlestheGreat: YAY!
DeM0nFiRe: LIVE PogChamp
ContingentCat: and it'll be live
PharaohBender27: lunarj1Heart
PharaohBender27: The final Gwenting
KWardJenx: So, the Qwent finale?
DoodlestheGreat: Oh, we Gwent there.
youngfrey: Pride100 Pride100 Pride100 Pride100 Pride100 Pride100 Pride100 Pride100 Pride100 Pride100 Pride100
DeM0nFiRe: OhMyDog
Dog_of_Myth: Remy!
JadedCynic: Wheeler Weekend!
TheAinMAP: lrrSPOT
PharaohBender27: lrrSPOT
iris_of_ether: benginRemy benginRemy benginRemy
Stormthius: benginRemy
ContingentCat: Remmy!
Sarah_Serinde: You found an end
JadedCynic: heya Remy! <3
Sarah_Serinde: Made your own
Sarah_Serinde: Something like that
ContingentCat: we escaped
PharaohBender27: They HAD to cheat!
JadedCynic: sigh
incredulouspasserby: wow that is....profoundly bad
Manae: Flagrantly cheat, literally can't damage the final boss anyway
KWardJenx: Thus proving cheaters never prosper.
JadedCynic: Ian? TSR don't exist - I'm not even sure Jim Ward even remembers the Catacomb games (or WANTS to)
PharaohBender27: And the entry if you win is . . . kind of a weird downer
TheAinMAP: guyjudgeBirthday lrrBEN
JadedCynic: Hydration! lrrAWESOME
PharaohBender27: Oh right, happy belated birthday, lrrBEN !
Sarah_Serinde: You mock Miette?!
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART
PharaohBender27: lrrSHINE
JadedCynic: o/
KWardJenx: Thank you LRR!
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
JadedCynic: thanks for the fun!
ContingentCat: thanks all lrrHEART
PharaohBender27: @KWardJenx Except I got the impression that someone playing by that book's rules ALSO wouldn't prosper - someone was saying they'd read the only way to win is to go through multiple times, memorize everything, and then do a run where you just beeline for what you need
PharaohBender27: @KWardJenx And that book pulls a *lot* of BS on you.
Juliamon: That's not even including the part where they put the WRONG PAGE NUMBER for the "GOOD" ending
Manae: @PharaohBender27 And then you STILL need the dice to roll your way a LOT to have any hope
PharaohBender27: @Juliamon Oh right I somehow forgot about that bit
Molladia: now to go watch garbage day
PharaohBender27: @Molladia 'Twas a good Garbage Day :)
Juliamon: So if you didn't have a digital copy you could ctrl-f, you basically had to read through every page hoping to find the ending
Juliamon: because it wasn't even off by a little, it was an *entirely different* section of the book
PharaohBender27: @Juliamon Honestly, trying to go through that book without ctrl+f ability even without the egregious error seems like it would be such a pain
JadedCynic: It's kinda sad that those products were a result of the 'twilight' of TSR as an independent company, and just kinda fell through the cracks for editing and polish (which would include *balancing*) - AFAICT, the game was literally written by the author, handed to an 'editor' who simply skimmed through and played 'match the licensed art on file to the story' do a little typesetting and send it to the printers. lrrAWW These things *could* have been much fun...
PharaohBender27: @JadedCynic "OK, so I have five different bookmarks for page 81, which one am I trying to go back to?"
JadedCynic: I mean, despite all the silly things and all the errors and whatnot, I distinctly remember Adam hollering at the top of his lungs "This book is AWESOME" at least twice :D
DeM0nFiRe: He also said "FUUUUUUUUUUUCK" at the top of his lungs to be fair
PharaohBender27: Good advice, lrrPAUL
FenrisSchafer: lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lrrPAUL
JadedCynic: Fair advice, Paul - thank you <3
DeM0nFiRe: LUL o/ lrrHEART lrrPAUL gdqAnimals
TheAinMAP: Good night, Paul.
ContingentCat: I'll be quetioning a lot of things then, namely my rip on reality
ContingentCat: *grip
serramarkov: lrrSHINE
ContingentCat: g'night Paul
PharaohBender27: @DeM0nFiRe Yep. When the book was all, "Hey, all those things you collected? The gnomes just mashed them into a jumble, ha ha"
johnalogue: if animals ask you to radicalize just say no
ContingentCat: then speal to a doctor
ContingentCat: *speak (come on brain we can words)
johnalogue: no no, the mouse is the one delivering a spiel
ContingentCat: if the doctor is a mouse find another doctor
PharaohBender27: @ContingentCat But what if *you're* a mouse>
PharaohBender27: *?
ContingentCat: then see a vet?