Apocalypse Maybe: A D&D Campaign Log. Part 2: A Well-Oiled Team

(This is a log of my players run through the  Out of the Abyss campaign (After a brief dabble with Harried at Hillsfar first.  Spoilers abound, though it’s likely the team won’t play the module in the way you, the writers or sanity intended).

Part 1 is here.

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Our fearless party met up in the outskirts of Hillsfar after many people had been evicted into the surrounding countryside.  While only together for a brief period of time the party had already made it’s mark. Continue reading “Apocalypse Maybe: A D&D Campaign Log. Part 2: A Well-Oiled Team”

Apocalypse Maybe: A D&D Campaign Log. Part 1: Meet the Merry Band of Heroes.

I’ve started running a D&D campaign using the Fantasy Grounds software with my friends.  After a few quick mini-adventures to get used to the system, we’re going to launch into the Out of the Abyss campaign (with a brief dabble with Harried at Hillsfar first)

Normally a spoiler warning would be appropriate in case you want to play this yourself in the future but the likelihood of my players;

  1. Staying alive
  2. Sticking to the plot
  3. Not alienating the key NPCs

is pretty infinitesimal so take it with a pinch of salt.  If the Forgotten Realms is still standing at the end we’ll clock it as a major win.

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tips

The new XCOM 2 expansion is fantastic, expanding most areas of the game and providing loads more ways to play it.  It’s still XCOM though and if you follow the tips for Legendary here you won’t go far wrong.  That said, the new toys you’re given provides even more cool ways to pummel aliens, so why wouldn’t you use them?

And the Chosen themselves?  They can interfere with your awesome plans and ruin your day.

So.

CONSTANT VIGILANCE.

And the tips below 🙂 Continue reading “XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tips”

PowerShell: Checking the Syntax of an Exchange Mailbox Export Content Filter

A bit of a niche function this one.  When you perform a mailbox export in Exchange using the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet you can specify the ContentFilter parameter.  This allows you to pass an OPATH filter to only export SOME of the content from a mailbox.

One of the examples on the page above is;

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox Tony -ContentFilter {(body -like “*company*”) -and (body -like “*profit*”) -and (Received -lt “01/01/2012”)}

So what if you need to check the syntax of a ContentFilter? Continue reading “PowerShell: Checking the Syntax of an Exchange Mailbox Export Content Filter”