Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > Roleplaying in General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2021, 02:15 PM   #2531
tshiggins
 
tshiggins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anaraxes View Post
No finger holes drilled in them. So, they're brand new, not something someone had bought, or the public balls from a bowling alley somewhere.

Obviously, in your game, the balls must have been filled with drugs or gold or unobtainium (whatever suits the genre) for the sake of smuggling. But these don't look like they had holes or a way to hollow out the middle. So, there must be an even stranger method in play to hollow out the balls and transport the contraband inside. Gate magic? Transporter beam? Reaching through the fifth dimension? Two-part disintegrator ray that only affects things where the two intermodulated phase beams intersect? Portable hole painted on by a coyote and peeled back off?
I'd say they only look like bowling balls, and I'd say they're made out of something else, entirely.
The stuff that dreams are made of, maybe? :)
__________________
--
MXLP:9 [JD=1, DK=1, DM-M=1, M(FAW)=1, SS=2, Nym=1 (nose coffee), sj=1 (nose cocoa), Maz=1]
"Some days, I just don't know what to think." -Daryl Dixon.
tshiggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2021, 08:09 PM   #2532
cptbutton
 
cptbutton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Quote:
Originally Posted by dcarson View Post
"He also donated eight balls for a nearby church to use in a bowling ball cannon at a pig roast."

Which brings up even more questions...
__________________
--
Burma!
cptbutton is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2021, 08:33 PM   #2533
tshiggins
 
tshiggins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Quote:
Originally Posted by cptbutton View Post
"He also donated eight balls for a nearby church to use in a bowling ball cannon at a pig roast."

Which brings up even more questions...
I've seen bowling ball cannons in action at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park (they shoot the balls at an inflatable pool toy that looks like the Loch Ness monster, floating out in the middle of a small reservoir), but I've never even heard of something like that at a church social. :)
__________________
--
MXLP:9 [JD=1, DK=1, DM-M=1, M(FAW)=1, SS=2, Nym=1 (nose coffee), sj=1 (nose cocoa), Maz=1]
"Some days, I just don't know what to think." -Daryl Dixon.
tshiggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 05:43 AM   #2534
Varyon
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Quote:
Originally Posted by dcarson View Post
So do bowling balls just kind of... spawn to fill empty spaces? Like Rupees in pottery and tall grass in The Legend of Zelda?
__________________
GURPS Overhaul
Varyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 07:46 AM   #2535
cptbutton
 
cptbutton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Quote:
Originally Posted by Varyon View Post
So do bowling balls just kind of... spawn to fill empty spaces? Like Rupees in pottery and tall grass in The Legend of Zelda?
It is that anti-theft spell from the Lestrange vault in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".
__________________
--
Burma!
cptbutton is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 08:17 AM   #2536
L.J.Steele
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Quote:
Originally Posted by cptbutton View Post
"He also donated eight balls for a nearby church to use in a bowling ball cannon at a pig roast."

Which brings up even more questions...
Number of years back I was at a maple sugar shack in rural Massachusetts. The waiting area had posters for various local events including the local gun club's kielbasa shoot. .... I had questions....
L.J.Steele is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 09:14 AM   #2537
Dr. Beckenstein
 
Dr. Beckenstein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Quote:
Originally Posted by tshiggins View Post
I'd say they only look like bowling balls, and I'd say they're made out of something else, entirely.
The stuff that dreams are made of, maybe? :)
They are eggs, of course!
__________________
""The origin of everything good is due to games." - Friedrich August Wilhelm Froebel, creator of the kindergarten.
Dr. Beckenstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 03:25 PM   #2538
cptbutton
 
cptbutton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Quote:
Originally Posted by tshiggins View Post
I've seen bowling ball cannons in action at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park (they shoot the balls at an inflatable pool toy that looks like the Loch Ness monster, floating out in the middle of a small reservoir), but I've never even heard of something like that at a church social. :)
TIL that salmon cannons are also a thing.

(To get them over dams.)
__________________
--
Burma!
cptbutton is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2021, 05:34 PM   #2539
Terebrant
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Secret documents being leaked! Are spies around or is it just a disgruntled gamer?
Terebrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 05:12 PM   #2540
L.J.Steele
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Museum of London's new display -- Fatburg! The Monster of Whitechapel.

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/di...er-whitechapel
L.J.Steele is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blueberry muffin, fermi paradox

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.