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D&D and the rising pandemic

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
A thing: “Terminal” is poor word choice. A condition can be terminal while having an expected end of life anywhere from hours to months to years. I had a cat with progressive kidney failure that was in this state.
Certainly.

My maternal grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was told to go home and put her affairs in order.

...ten years later, she died on Christmas.

I was just pointing out a difference in how using carefully chosen words in a stressful situation differs from being cavalier with your language.
 

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GreyLord

Adventurer
So, Dungeon of the Mad Mage was just not working as great for us. We ended up in Skullport and decided to end it there. Instead, going for a more narrative system and started on the FFG Star Wars RPG in a campaign. First session went Great! Primarily using Edge of Empire with other books open if people want.

We have a Wookie Jedi Apprentice player
A Bounty Hunter
A Smuggler
A Droid Medic
and an Ace Pilot.
 




Sounds like quite the outbreak.

Hope you're safe.

Luckily we only have 25 or so cases in my area.
It is a big outbreak. People won't stay home or wear masks. Marijuana dealers are considered essential here, and are still open.

I'm safe. I've stayed home for 3 months, now. I wish we could be opening up, but these people won't stay home, making me have to longer.

Lucky.
 

ad_hoc

Hero
It is a big outbreak. People won't stay home or wear masks. Marijuana dealers are considered essential here, and are still open.

I'm safe. I've stayed home for 3 months, now. I wish we could be opening up, but these people won't stay home, making me have to longer.

Lucky.
They're considered essential here too. As well as liquor stores.

Cant just cut people off from the drugs they're accustomed to taking/using.
 

The practical alternative to considering them essential is accepting bootlegging/smuggling. And that would probably spread it faster than official stores.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Cant just cut people off from the drugs they're accustomed to taking/using.
Alcohol DTs are not to be sneezed at - they can send you to the hospital. When this started, the idea of having all the detoxing alcoholics show up just as surges of covid-19 hit was a pretty horrible scenario.
 

The practical alternative to considering them essential is accepting bootlegging/smuggling. And that would probably spread it faster than official stores.
I'd also point out that when people try to cut their own hair, they occasionally end up looking goofy for a while. When people try to make alcohol in their bathtub, they occasionally go blind.

Here in PA, they shut down the liquor stores at the start of quarantine, but beer stores were considered "essential" and stayed open. I thought that was weird, but no more weird that the fact that PA already requires them to be two different stores (and beer can't be sold at most supermarkets and no convenience stores).
 

Pennsylvania's liquor laws are archaic and befuddling, absolutely. It didn't help that their online store was woefully unequipped to handle sales. I just ordered from local distilleries until the stores reopened.

Here in PA, they shut down the liquor stores at the start of quarantine, but beer stores were considered "essential" and stayed open. I thought that was weird, but no more weird that the fact that PA already requires them to be two different stores (and beer can't be sold at most supermarkets and no convenience stores).
 

Zardnaar

Legend
They shut the booze shops here but supermarkets sell beer and wine.

They eventually started delivering spirits.

Illegal drugs were in short supply as dealers couldn't get supplies under lockdown.


One province had booze stores open as they're not allowed to be for profit and count as charities which were essential.

Wife works for freight company to the drivers were buying spirits there and supplying friends and family via delivery.

All contact free;).
 


tomBitonti

Explorer
Certainly.

My maternal grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was told to go home and put her affairs in order.

...ten years later, she died on Christmas.

I was just pointing out a difference in how using carefully chosen words in a stressful situation differs from being cavalier with your language.
Ah. I misunderstood the purpose of your example. I agree 100% with your statement “carefully chosen words ...”

Be Safe, Be Well,
Tom Bitonti
 

GreyLord

Adventurer
It is a big outbreak. People won't stay home or wear masks. Marijuana dealers are considered essential here, and are still open.

I'm safe. I've stayed home for 3 months, now. I wish we could be opening up, but these people won't stay home, making me have to longer.

Lucky.
I do not quite understand this but the same is going on in our area. Some store owners opened and dared the police to ticket them, and the police of course did not. Now our cases are starting to go up exponentially again, though not as high as yours. We've had several dozen cases in the past week already, up from almost zero the weeks prior.
 

cmad1977

Adventurer
I do not quite understand this but the same is going on in our area. Some store owners opened and dared the police to ticket them, and the police of course did not. Now our cases are starting to go up exponentially again, though not as high as yours. We've had several dozen cases in the past week already, up from almost zero the weeks prior.
My freedom to infect others outweighs everything else I guess.
 


I do not quite understand this but the same is going on in our area. Some store owners opened and dared the police to ticket them, and the police of course did not. Now our cases are starting to go up exponentially again, though not as high as yours. We've had several dozen cases in the past week already, up from almost zero the weeks prior.
Sorry, the layout of that post you were quoting was following the layout of the person i had quoted. I was saying that the person I was quoting was lucky for not having a ton of cases in their area.
 

ad_hoc

Hero
The state of the pandemic in Canada:

Ontario and Quebec's active case count has plateaued in the last week. With reopening both could rise again at any time but for now it looks fine.

The rest of the country has very few active cases (around 500 total).

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