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So, what other exciting stuff has been happening in my life? Well, I picked up a copy of Oriental Adventures for DnD (hello, Rokugan!). It's a very pretty book. I've also been playing an awful lot of the Sims 2 - most recently I've been constructing a neighbourhood filled fill, amongst other things, Sidereals (mostly from bishi_wannabe's game). Expect links and pics soon.

Also, yesterday I recieved a gas bill for $1,510.08.

Ho ho ho, tricksy TXU, you think you can so easily fool me? I went thither straight to the phone and asked them what the hell was up with that. Apparently, it was an "estiamte", because no-one has actually checked the meter since October last year. How they managed to "estimate" that much, given they have been "estimating" an average of $200 every quarter, is beyond me. It shall be sorted - most likely with credit to my name. They will be rebilling me (according to the measurement I gave the nice lady on the phone), and sending over a guy to check the meter.

Which is why I don't like the idea of 'direct debit'. THAT would have been amusing.

And half-day-week has gone remarkably well. :)


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Sep. 30th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
When I was living in Garton St the quarterly bill was usually about $40-50 but one time the meter reader 'mis-read' the meter and we got sent a bill for around $400... it seems these problems are not so uncommon.
Sep. 30th, 2004 10:08 pm (UTC)
lol a GAS bill of that much?!! They must be dreaming!
Sep. 30th, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)
AGL did the same to me last year. I was living in a block of flats where the meter was inside the garage. So instead of letting me know that they couldn't get to a meter, they just neglected to send me a hot water bill for the entire year. Just when I started assuming it was part of the rent, they sent me a year's bill in one hit.
Sep. 30th, 2004 10:25 pm (UTC)
The Rokugan Campaign Book is rather pretty as well.
Oct. 1st, 2004 01:51 am (UTC)
The Rokugan book does seem to be a little bit higher powered than the vanilla DnD setting though, which means a little care needs to be taken when you mix the two.
Oct. 1st, 2004 01:55 am (UTC)
Yeah true, and power levels appear to be a bit of a problem in D&D in general. The campaign I'm in is rather low magic (or at least, low magic items). The characters are now pushing into Epic levels and the GM is finding that any major creature he throws our way can either kill us outright in a round or two or will be toast inside 20 seconds. It's hard to find something that will be balanced.
Oct. 1st, 2004 02:05 am (UTC)
There seems to be a sweet spot with the CR model where several guys that are maybe three quarters of the party level individually that then gang up and they tend to make good fights, since alone, they are soft(ish), but together they can put the pressure on while giving hte GM some control over the combat (having one biggie tends to create the all or nothing scenario).
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