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D&D and the rising pandemic

Retreater

Legend
Ha, same. I don't sleep as much as a normal person, even from when I was a baby.

Coronavirus cases in my county haven't gone down, but we are still opening up. It sucks.
Mine is going up. Into dangerous levels. Everything is opening up. People don't care at all. My boss laughs at the mandates and thinks this is all hokum science, so she's pressuring us to reopen faster than the guidelines and best practices in our field. Fiancée and I are stuck in the middle of it with no options besides quitting our careers.
 

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ccs

40th lv DM
No Covid or restrictions.

7 weeks post lockdown, 90 days of no community spread.

1case in quarantine today iirc.
Can I come seek asylum? There's way too many stupid people all around me here.
Stick me in quarantine for a month. Just give me a stack of D&D books, feed me, and I promise I won't jump any fences or anything. :)
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Can I come seek asylum? There's way too many stupid people all around me here.
Stick me in quarantine for a month. Just give me a stack of D&D books, feed me, and I promise I won't jump any fences or anything. :)
Sure. We're going to quarantine you here though. It's kinda like the TV show Survivor. Just a bit colder.

It's Auckland (sorta).

 

ccs

40th lv DM
Sure. We're going to quarantine you here though. It's kinda like the TV show Survivor. Just a bit colder.

It's Auckland (sorta).

Hmm, let me think about that for a moment.
Required to quarantine in a place where people are healthy but I'll need to pack a coat,
VS
Largely self-quarantined in a country full of stupid sick people acting dumber each day.....
(Seriously, it's like we've lost our damned minds over here.)
 


ad_hoc

Hero
Can you link me to where you got that from? Want to share but know it'll be shot down without a source.
I got it from the internet but you can do it yourself by going here:


There is a graph half way down the page with daily case counts. Sources for those counts are provided.
 


GreyLord

Hero
Hmm, let me think about that for a moment.
Required to quarantine in a place where people are healthy but I'll need to pack a coat,
VS
Largely self-quarantined in a country full of stupid sick people acting dumber each day.....
(Seriously, it's like we've lost our damned minds over here.)
Yes, sometimes it feels as if I'm a stranger living in a crazy world where people don't even have the same view life and science as I do.

Even in our RPG group we have one individual that sometimes goes on rants at us. The rest of us keep the peace (so, there's at least 4 others who seem to think like I do, vs. the one who rants at us) so we can just keep gaming, but that one individual doesn't seem to share the same views as we do (they want to meet up in person again rather than meeting electronically...which, while it would be nice, is not really keeping in the idea of safety in today's pandemic environment).

I just wish we'd get a vaccine or something soon so that at least I could get vaccinated against this thing and have a little less worry about all those who want to go infect me that are carrying on around me without masks in the stores and throwing tantrums about those of us trying to stay at home and stay safe.

I have a kid at home and it seems our school district (regardless of the fact that we have record numbers of rising cases in our area now) is going full steam ahead with full time school starting up in less than a month. At this point I think it's almost guaranteed I'm going to get it because no one really cares about the science or anything else about it in our area.

I feel trapped and given no options. They have to go to school (or we could get jailed for keeping them home), and the school districts don't want to listen to science (which is odd, considering that they are supposed to be educated). People talk about freedom, but I feel distinctly that my freedom to choose is not available at this point in time. I actually feel trapped into a situation because of the actions of those around me.

I've tried to do my part (as I said, still meeting electronically with the gaming groups I'm meeting with. Used to do a group at the local library for kids and any other who wanted to join, but we stopped that months ago, now go out to the store and stay home for the most part, and even that isn't enough for these people who want to make sure I get this disease!). I really feel trapped...and I'm not a rogue so no idea how to remove it.
 

Istbor

Dances with Gnolls
To ease some tension. I did by the Mystic Odyssey of Theros yesterday. The extra special cover no less with the sexy Hydra. So nice.

Didn't have time to properly crack it open yet though.
 

ccs

40th lv DM
Yes, sometimes it feels as if I'm a stranger living in a crazy world where people don't even have the same view life and science as I do.

Even in our RPG group we have one individual that sometimes goes on rants at us. The rest of us keep the peace (so, there's at least 4 others who seem to think like I do, vs. the one who rants at us) so we can just keep gaming, but that one individual doesn't seem to share the same views as we do (they want to meet up in person again rather than meeting electronically...which, while it would be nice, is not really keeping in the idea of safety in today's pandemic environment).

I just wish we'd get a vaccine or something soon so that at least I could get vaccinated against this thing and have a little less worry about all those who want to go infect me that are carrying on around me without masks in the stores and throwing tantrums about those of us trying to stay at home and stay safe.

I have a kid at home and it seems our school district (regardless of the fact that we have record numbers of rising cases in our area now) is going full steam ahead with full time school starting up in less than a month. At this point I think it's almost guaranteed I'm going to get it because no one really cares about the science or anything else about it in our area.

I feel trapped and given no options. They have to go to school (or we could get jailed for keeping them home), and the school districts don't want to listen to science (which is odd, considering that they are supposed to be educated). People talk about freedom, but I feel distinctly that my freedom to choose is not available at this point in time. I actually feel trapped into a situation because of the actions of those around me.

I've tried to do my part (as I said, still meeting electronically with the gaming groups I'm meeting with. Used to do a group at the local library for kids and any other who wanted to join, but we stopped that months ago, now go out to the store and stay home for the most part, and even that isn't enough for these people who want to make sure I get this disease!). I really feel trapped...and I'm not a rogue so no idea how to remove it.
How do you feel about a trip to NZ?
 

Hussar

Legend
Yeah, I can truly understand the frustration. It absolutely baffles me how wearing a mask became a politicized issue, but, here we are. :(
 

Zardnaar

Legend
How do you feel about a trip to NZ?
Borders are basically clisedto non residents/citizens;.

Went into town today. Busy as crap. Saw one mask which was weird. Theros wasn't in yet at gamestore so had some Mexican, Arabic and a pilsner.

With Covid the made the buses free. No contact for payment and they're free until September 1st.

Weird seeing a mask. Gonna stop procrastinating though and get a heap of things done such as doctors visits etc as I'm expecting something to go wrong.

Just passed 3 months of no community spread. Schools have been open for around two months. I think lockdown coincided with Easter and a school holiday so that made it easier.

Ran into some old friends at store and player who missed Wednesdays session hence the pilsner and Arabic.

Decisions decisions I'ma Friday afternoon.

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Spend money the government said. Support small business as my patriotic duty and erm the Aussie wine Industry and Russian beer industry.
 
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