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    Today, 04:58 PM
    It was more that he dismissed those people who contacted him (as he asked) as a “lynch mob”. Turns out they weren’t. Add a couple of other really badly thought-through tweets, and a refusal to apologise for them, and I’m not surprised he’s staying out of the limelight for now.
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    Today, 04:36 PM
    The Kickstarter is being run by Arcanum Worlds, not Modiphius. I’d guess Modiphius’ role is in game store distribution after the event, not the Kickstarter itself.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 PM
    You can test it, if you have the courage. Roll 100 times (or more, if you like), and do a little math. https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/70802/how-can-i-test-whether-a-die-is-fair Note before you try this that having one's preferred narrative contradicted sometimes has adverse results. You may decide to live with your perception, rather than the harsh light of statistical analysis.
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    Today, 04:33 PM
    DNS propagation. Takes a few days to settle down.
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    Today, 03:52 PM
    One thread, please, @SomthinClever. I've merged them all for you.
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    Today, 03:13 PM
    Dunno how long this will stay up on YouTube. Trailer, a section of the first episode, and more. Reel shown at panel: 0:06 Behind the scenes reel: 2:33 Trailer: 5:23 Episode sneak peek: 6:33
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 PM
    Probably less that than he's wary about poking his head up on Twitter. His last tweet got 420 negative replies; that won't go away with his next tweet.
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    Today, 01:29 PM
    There's four this year, I think. Ghosts of Saltmarsh Acquisitions Inc. New storyline (The Descent) Whatever the fall book is
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    Today, 11:17 AM
    Odyssey of the Dragonlords, a Greek myth inspired D&D setting by ex-Bioware designers Jesse Sky and James Ohlen is now on Kickstarter. It's a 280-page book being co-published by Modiphius (who now officially publish all the RPGs ever written, I think!) and describes the world of Thylea. You can already download a copy of the Player's Guide. "The booklet contains everything you need to...
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    Today, 11:06 AM
    Zardnaar you're still constantly quoting my post. Another one, and I'm going to block you just to stop the notifications. Please sort out whatever the issue is with your phone.
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    Today, 10:52 AM
    Weird. RPGNow still works for me. I guess the process isn’t immediate.
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    Today, 10:46 AM
    All fixed!
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    Today, 10:30 AM
    Another trailer. Full one. NSFW!
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    Today, 09:40 AM
    No longer? They haven’t started doing so yet. They will do so when RPGNow closes.
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    Today, 02:01 AM
    The Hat of wizardry I consider to be pretty good - the ability to pull out ANY cantrip once per day in a pinch is pretty good. I know there’s a failure chance, but if you are a wizard, chances are your Arcana check is pretty good anyway.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    It works out to about 10% total, pretty consistently. Half of that is fees, the other half is failed pledges. That figure tracks pretty much standard across Kickstarters of all sizes. For example, my Judge Dredd Kickstarter made £148K in pledges. The amount we actually received was £133K.
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    I expect they’ll be a new class called Nanos.
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    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Zardnaar you’re still doing it. Please stop repeatedly quoting my post.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Agreed. Local schools and libraries, Boy's and Girl's Clubs, Scouts, and other youth organizations may be able to take these off your hands in a constructive and tax-deductible manner.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Except that this is really not true. It isn't an effective randomizer if it isn't effectively random. What you *know* about the randomness is not relevant. Randomness exists outside yoru perception of that randomness. This becomes clear with the hypothetical die that rolls 20 nintey percent of the time, and 17 ten percent of the time. The fact that you don't know it doesn't change the fact...
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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    "The brains of dead pigs have been somewhat revived by scientists hours after the animals were killed in a slaughterhouse. The Yale University research team is careful to say that none of the brains regained the kind of organized electrical activity associated with consciousness or awareness. Still, the experiment described Wednesday in the journal Nature showed that a surprising amount of...
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    I think it much better for my players to get mad at their dice than at, say, their coworkers. Blow off the steam in a controlled environment, and all that. And the superstitions - your brother should understand better than most that this is how the human mind works - including his own. Way better to get your fill of magical thinking while playing a harmless entertainment game, than when...
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    Would you stop quoting my post over and over again, please? I don’t need my phone constantly notifying me you’ve quoted my same post again.
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    How many rounds do your fights last? I'm playing a cleric - I get maybe one roll a round, and not even that if I am casting spells that have a save (like ye standard Sacred Flame), rather than a spell attack roll. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    I'm big on accessories and things to make my game better. I'm currently collecting all of Paizo's flip-mats (they are SO useful!) and I bought Art & Arcana. If I spend money on Kickstarter, it's usually something really cool that's caught my eye. I don't buy much digital -- I'm very fond of physical stuff.
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    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    It's worse than you think, mate. It's not just people talking about Star Wars. If you look around there's people talking about elves and wizards and dragons all over the place.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    No, they have a die they *think* rolls high. Remember, you are talking about a species that thinks that their favorite sports team will perform badly if we wear the wrong socks on game day. It is much more likely to be perception rather than reality - unless they actually rolled a bunch of times, recorded the rolls, and did a statistical analysis, their perception is subject to all the usual...
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    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Setting aside the idea of purposely loaded dice.... Statistically, most of us just don't need to worry about the minor bias that arises from the usual manufacturing process for dice. This imbalance is notable when you roll the die a statistically relevant number of times. You can do a Chi-squared analysis on a hundred rolls, for example. For lesser numbers of rolls, you can't tell the bias...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    Keep TLJ arguments to their own thread, please. We are *not* going to hijack every thread into TLJ diatribes.
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    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    You’ve conceded that Rey’s abilities are not established anywhere as being more powerful abilities. That’s settled now. The reverse, of course, is also true. Really, we’ve settled this point, and agreed on it. I’m not going to continue repeating myself over and over. Hey, I get it. You don't like TLJ, and that's fine. But you wanted to use the thread to lecture everybody on how much you...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    You cite it. It’s your claim.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    Eh. You can keep writing essays, but your entire point hinges on a single factual claim which has been disproved, and which you’ve finally conceded to. Feel free to write more diatribes, but my work here is done. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    Exactly. We got there in the end. Thank you. So now we've finally established that it *isn't* the case that lifting a rock is a higher level ability ability than aiming that torpedo, we can lay the Rey 'Mary Sue' nonsense to rest, since we've clearly and definitively now established that Luke and Anakin were just the same.
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    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    Lower Decks (temporary name) is the next W-Series adventure, and it is best described as "Die Hard on a Spaceship" -- Spartans take over an Endeavour Class XI Cruiser, and it's up to the PCs to deal with it. To that end, there will be a lot of deck plans by cartographer Meshon Cantrill. An Endeavour is a big ship! Here's a quick peek at some of them. Mess Hall, Galleys, Storage ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”).
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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    So no cite then. Just more vagueness.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    I don't know if that's something I have any control over. I just poked through the settings and couldn't find anything. I'll have another look later.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    Cite. Where does it say that moving a rock is a higher level force power than aiming a torpedo at high speed?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 AM
    They can use any profit in any way they wish.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 11:03 PM
    Says who?
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 10:59 PM
    I'll take it. Meanwhile Leon chooses "thwarting an angry mob's bloodlust." Let's see who gets people on their side.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 10:49 PM
    ANH from the time Luke met Ben to the end of the film was about a day, at which point he then blew up a Death Star without a targeting computer. Anakin won a pod race and then blew up a Federation control ship as a 9 year old having had no training ever at all. But the girl's the problem, because she lifted up a rock, eh?
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 09:45 PM
    As long as they haven’t promised to do more than they can produce, there’s no problem.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 09:43 PM
    On the flip side, of course, if you take a commission, do it. Because somebody else didn’t get that job. And when that product is delayed, it rolls on to affect many people.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 09:22 PM
    (There's more screenshots from the other products too).
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 09:16 PM
    They've sent out a press release. Here you go: SmiteWorks is happy to announce that we have expanded our license with Wizards of the Coast to allow us to produce conversions of D&D Classic material for play on the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop. We are releasing four Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2E) products today for Fantasy Grounds, starting with the Player's Handbook, Monster Manual and...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 07:05 PM
    Save-or-die is fine if your players know that you intend to be working with that kind of arbitrary lethality, and are on board with it. I generally keep such things to very special occasions, and telegraph that it is a distinct possibility, if I use them at all for a given campaign. One GM I know would make a special statement of session threat level, and presence of save-or-die effects...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 03:41 PM
    Well, this thread is 16 years old, and the OP hasn't posted in nearly two years. You are unlikely to get a useful response.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 03:21 PM
    It is somber because we have an over-inflated view of our role in the Universe. When we get a bit of humility, it ceases to be so depressing, and reverts to wonderment.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 11:20 AM
    Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds may be the better known names in the Virtual Tabletop (VTT) market, but Astral Tabletop, which launched in 2017, has recently spent a year revamping its offering. Additionally, it has now partnered with DriveThruRPG! Here's their new press release: Astral TableTop’s New Experience Helps Game Masters Create and Host Engaging Tabletop Roleplaying Games...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 10:25 AM
    So that opening scene with Rey and the TIE Interceptor. It doesn’t shoot at her, just chases her up close at ground level. Whoever is piloting it doesn’t want to kill her (you’d fire the ship’s guns at her, probably from much higher up in a strafing run). So is this some kind of training exercise?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 11:23 PM
    If you want to micromanage it to that extent, sure! I’d just abstract it to a full clip myself, but YMMV!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:50 PM
    Yes. Build new classes from scratch. Like AiME did.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:29 PM
    Ah, I didn't realise you were talking about Dredd. But the answer is the same; the Lawgiver fires one shot at a time in normal usage, whichever ammo it is using, but cone and spray type exploits use full standard execution clips.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:03 PM
    The game doesn’t really encourage you to track ammo, but offers an optional rule for a clip at the cost of 1/20th the base weapon. In those cases, these things would use a full clip each. (Heavy burst weapons like rocket launchers use one shot each).
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:57 PM
    OK. I don’t think it will have those races, but we’ll see. One of us will be right, the other will be wrong. I’m sure that info is probably out there somewhere.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:53 PM
    Why, in fact, do I need to prove it at all? I said I hoped that Disney did not change its direction to satisfy such people. If, in fact, you don't believe they exist to any significant extent, you should expect my hopes are trivially fulfilled, and you can ignore my comment. But, you want to talk about proof? Well, before we go down that road, what you do you mean by "prove"? In a world...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:45 PM
    Exactly. If 3.5 was still being published at the time, Pathfinder would have been redundant, because it looks very much like 3.5. 5E is still being published. So a 5E version of Pathfinder is redundant, as it would look very much like 5E.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:25 PM
    I don’t see why it needs to do that. It wouldn’t be Numenera any more, it would be D&D. I haven’t read up on it, but my WAG will be something akin to Adventures in Middle Earth: a whole replacement set of classes and races.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:11 PM
    Yeah. I'm not sure this is a creatively rich direction. I am hoping for something in the "Project Cinder" line, in which Palpatine left behind plans that would reach fruition only after a long period of time.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 08:23 PM
    Yes, well, it is a trailer, about 2 minutes long. Not a whole lot of content there to talk about, in the end. Holding up as high as a 3:2 ratio is pretty good given its runtime compared to entire movies.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 07:54 PM
    I think I’ve finally become bored with this — I don’t dislike it, but I haven’t bothered watching the last episode yet. The erratic scheduling doesn’t help.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 07:21 PM
    I think we know what it's really about.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 07:17 PM
    Turns out there were more posts about TLJ than about the new trailer. 48 about TLJ and 32 about TROS. A most effective thread hijack, if ever I saw one.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 06:43 PM
    Yep. Astronomy and astrophysics have some of the best perspective-inducing items known to man.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 06:42 PM
    Fair cop, that.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 06:23 PM
    I'll start a new thread then.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 06:01 PM
    SecondBestDnD posted a page over on Reddit which describes how spells like charm person, zone of truth, and abilities like sneak attack and spell slots would be written if they were done so how players actually use them.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 03:59 PM
    Looking for a dungeon that really makes the most of the dungeoneering approach to D&D? Check out The Grande Temple of Jing by my buddy, Danny O'Neill! I contributed to it, as did Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Chris Pramas, and more. Fun stuff from Hammerdog Games​, now on Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hammerdog/the-grande-temple-of-jing-5th-edition-and-other-ed
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 03:14 PM
    I find that most of the same sorts of issues are found in the original trilogy. Very early on, for example, the guy is criticising the film for lack of world building, for not really laying out what the Republic and First Order were. Not that the original films layed out what the Empire was, but hey, we'll hold this against one movie, but not the other. Sure! This is a thing about Space...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 02:46 PM
    "Anecdote" is not the singular of "data" See above - I extended the point about citation. Among self-avowed fans of Star Wars, 89% of them liked or loved the movie at the time.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 02:24 PM
    Morrus has it right. It is 55 million light years away. 55 million years ago... we saw the first horses and primates on Earth, I think. The dinosaurs had been gone for about 10 million years. Which sounds impressive, until you realize that the Sun... didn't notice any of that. Galaxies measure their lives in the billions of years, not in the millions. M87 likely had that black hole...
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 02:16 PM
    It was also wrong! Sorry. It is 6.5 billion suns, not 65 billion. Whoops! It is still ginormous. It is the largest such object known. We don't have a good handle on the number of stars in the Milky Way - estimates range from 100 to 400 billion stars. The overall mass of the Milky Way is about 1x10^12 suns. The overall mass of the M87 galaxy is about double that.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 02:02 PM
    Citation please. I mean, I know there are people who disliked it. I know some of those were women. And some of the women were "hardcore fans" (whatever that means - it is easier to make blanket statements about a group when the group isn't well defined). But to state this as a general thing? Who the heck are you to speak for an entire demographic? Rottentomatoes and metacritic are,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:44 AM
    Game of Thrones is back, and Critical Role is in the middle of one of the biggest Kickstarters ever, so naturally Ilya Salnikov created Critical Role of Thrones, featuring the GoT theme and four weeks of watercolour painting and animation! This is a must-see!
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:22 AM
    It’s 55m light years away, so we’re seeing it 55m years ago. That’s not very long, relatively speaking (I think the earth is about 5 billion years old? So a factor of a hundred or so there) So I imagine it probably looks pretty much the same. A galaxy of stars happily orbiting around a supermassive black hole like have been doing for billions of years. You wouldn’t normally be able to see...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 03:41 AM
    The film is not perfect, of course. There's legitimate criticism to be had of any film. The implication is not about individuals. It is that, in aggregate, misogyny drove more of the negative assessments than legitimate critique did. Now, you *admit* that you are only "peripherally" aware of it, even years after, so I don't see as you have context to be able to judge that statement. I,...
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 01:02 AM
    The WAR The deception of two powerful families--kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men-- playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne <strike></strike>
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 07:43 PM
    That's not Pathfinder then, though. That's just 5E compatible products produced by the company who makes Pathfinder. My point was that a 5E version of Pathfinder is indistinguishable from 5E. The main thing which distinguishes the two is that they are different rules systems, not the fluff text. Unless a 5E version of Pathfinder merely means 5E versions of the setting/adventures, in which...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 05:44 PM
    How does one distinguish between a Pathfinder which uses the 5E rules, and 5E?
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 04:42 PM
    Yeah. There were too many good bits of message in TLJ for throwing them out to be a good move, story wise. I also don't think pandering to a bunch of people who can't stand a female lead is a good move. Worldwide, TLJ grossed over $1.3 billion. That is in no way a failure that needs to be walked back.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 04:38 PM
    With respect, you missed a point. "The fans" are not a unit. The folks who grew up on it *DO NOT AGREE* on what a new movie should be like. The franchise doesn't assume the old ones dont' matter. They recognize that they are not of one single mind, and cannot be pleased all at once. The actors of your favorite characters age and die. The studio cannot focus on them forever. ...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 04:07 PM
    Man, that's a mind-breaking figure. I tried to put it into a context to better visualise it -- so our galaxy has about 100b stars from a quick Google search (though there were different answers). If that's the case, the black hole is over half the mass of an entire galaxy! That's so mind-bogglingly massive. And in such a small space!
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 04:00 PM
    Having heard a good talk about this from MIT, I wanted to go back to this question. Part of the reason they went with M87's black hole first is due to the gas and dust issue I mentioned, but there's a bigger issue... Before they took this image, we had some measurements of how wast gas, dust, and stars were moving around these black holes. Things around M87's black hole move a little more...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 03:50 PM
    You are seeing inconsistent measurements, because there are two different things being discussed. One is the event horizon of the black hole. The other is a "shadow" - the lensing effects of the black hole creat teh ring in the image that is much larger than the hole itself - the shadow's radius is about 2.6x the radius of the event horizon. If I recall correctly, we are looking *mostly*...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 03:18 PM
    In early D&D, there was a lot of fleeing from monsters. Also, if you're playing in a dungeon, there's no narrative reason for you to defeat any particular enemy, so it was OK not to win. As the game has become more forgiving and more structured (eg, with reasons for your fights), running away has lost its appeal, and now player characters are set up to win most battles. If an approach like the...
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Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

  • 08:03 PM - ParanoydStyle mentioned Morrus in post Missing Community Supporter and Silver Subscriber under name.
    Morrus I also subscribed as a Silver Supporter on March 25th according to PayPal. I am worried I am going insane because I can't seem to find the donate/subscription/support button/page/whatever anymore. I am positive I donated so it feels vaguely like the website is gaslighting me. I know that 19.99 is the amount I paid through PayPal but I can't find the page that explains how long of a subscription that purchases. (If ANYONE reading this can link me to the page, I'd be very appreciative. Right now I'm not sure if the donate/support button/link has been taken down, if I'm losing my mind, or if I just SUUUUUUPER critically failed my perception check.) Anyway, I, also would really, really appreciate getting my subscriber benefits. (I think) I forbore saying anything until now because I wanted to make sure my payment had PLENTY of time to process and because I didn't want to be a pain in the ass. But as it's been almost a month I need to speak up and I really do want my custom user titl...

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

  • 01:48 PM - TaranTheWanderer mentioned Morrus in post Group Iniative Order
    ...arget). So it's rules legal as long as the movement, Ready action, and trigger are all faithfully applied and resolved. Whether or not you find the outcome satisfying even though it's rules legal is another matter though. This. The dm can move them, one at time, and then have them wait to ready an action to attack. but Telvin: - If they had multiple attacks, they'd lose their extra attacks because readying takes your action and then it takes your 'reaction' to make the attack. You can't ready multiple attacks. Really, in this scenario(because of pack tactics), only the first bloodhawk (per PC) needs to ready until any of their other allies moved in. The others can just move in and attack as long as one of their allies was already adjacent. So, if they DM felt bloodhawks were smart enough to move and ready and only attacked once, then it's legal. With INT 3, I might have made the first bloodhawk attack with a normal attack...maybe. 3 is still pretty smart. Morrus Hmmmm. What *is* the rule for simultaneous initiative? Having them all move then all attack creates a massive tactical advantage over having them each move then attack. For me, they all go at once but still 'one at a time.' It probably evens out because now the PCs can all go simultaneously and use the same tactics. Although, it makes initiative a bit more important, I think. Having the PCs all go first and take out several of the bloodhawks before they acted might have changed the outcome. Telvin Who won initiative?

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

  • 03:41 PM - lowkey13 mentioned Morrus in post ENWorld Not Secure`
    Yo Morrus - Just as an FYI, enworld has been reporting as "Not Secure" recently. Not sure if you let a security ceritificate expire or something, but you might want to look into that.

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Friday, 5th April, 2019

  • 04:43 PM - CleverNickName mentioned Morrus in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    Thanks to the #CritterPush during last night's broadcast, the Kickstarter blew through their final stretch goal (of $8.8M) and then another $111K before it slowed back down. mortwatcher barely got to spend any time at all in the limelight, before Henry took the lead. Last night's event really blew up my spreadsheet too, which depends on a smooth U-shaped graph and wasn't designed to handle spikes like this. I'm now predicting Morrus to win...but let's be honest, nobody knows anymore. Critters are crazy. (For those not in the know, the #CritterPush event was coordinated in the Kickstarter comment section by a handful of pledges who thought it would be hilarious if they broke their final stretch goal live during their regular broadcast. So they coordinated tens of thousands of donors over social media, asking everyone to increase their pledges by just $5 to accomplish that task. It worked better than they had hoped, because like I said: Critters are crazy.)
  • 02:15 AM - Elfcrusher mentioned Morrus in post New D&D Adventure Reveal On 17th May at 'The Descent'
    Why does that blindfolded angel thing seem so familiar? Is that a Magic the Gathering thing? It's Illidan Stormrage... Morrus I like imagining that the artist is pleased you noticed the reference.

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Tuesday, 5th March, 2019

  • 10:58 PM - aco175 mentioned Morrus in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    CleverNickName are very awesome for doing this. I was trying to do big math and guessed that they would bring in half the previous day for a number of days before the people dried up and then half again for the rest of the days, but could not get that far. I was thinking around 12 million, but don't want to be cheap and jump on Morrus and bet $1 higher. I'm going to go big and say $23,500,000
  • 09:39 PM - CleverNickName mentioned Morrus in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    ...I'd offer it up to a worthy cause. Sound good? OF COURSE it sounds good! Let's see those predictions! ----- PREDICTION ROSTER Stalker0: $100,000,000 Dausuul: $50,000,000 gyor: $30,000,000 Hussar: $25,000,000 aco175: $23,500,000 CubicsRube: $21,000,000 CleverNickName: $20,612,408.57 -----------Highest-Funded Kickstarter in History (Pebble Time smartwatch) $20,338,986----------- Parmandr: $20,000,000 EnochSeven: $16,213,102 TallIan: $15,876,374 MNblockhead: $15,555,555 77IM: $14,980,000.00 jgsugden: $14,520,000 OB1: $14,000,042 The Big BZ: $14,000,000 dregntael: $13,935,109 chrisrtld: $13,635,019 pogre: $13,500,000 Aebir-Toril: $13,224,376.89 Satyrn: $13,000,000 Yardiff: $12,456,145 ------------Highest-Funded Game Project on Kickstarter (Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5) $12,393,139-------- Radaceus: $12,345,678.91 FarBeyondC: $12,345,678.90 Morrus: $12,000,000 Mistwell: $11,800,000 Mort: $11,620,000 Zardnaar: 11,354,883 Sadras: $11,120,000 SkidAce: $11,000,000 Tazawa: $10,700,000 togashi_joe: $10,250,000 <--- Currently Winning! DM Dave1: $10,101,010 MichaelSomething: $10,000,000 Lazybones: $9,750,000 PabloM: $9,500,000 akr71: $9,250,000 rczarnec: $9,250,000 Azzy: $9,000,000 Henry: $8,900,000 mortwatcher: $8,666,000 Lidgar: $8,423,976.73 vincegetorix: $8,360,000 SmokeyCriminal: $8,008,135 AriochQ: $7,777,777 robus: $7,750,000 MarkB: $7,500,000 phantomK9: $6,969,696 TarionzCousin: $6,160,000 ClaytonCross: $6,000,000 -----------Highest-Funded Film Project on Kickstarter (MST3K Kickstarter) $5,764,229----------- MaximusArael020: $5,685,000 Prakriti: $1

Sunday, 3rd March, 2019

  • 02:38 PM - Nagol mentioned Morrus in post Problem Creating O.G.R.E Table
    Morrus may be able to provide a better perspective, but I suspect O.G.R.E. is about to be pulled as the board changes from vBulletin to... something else (Discord maybe? I haven't noticed any new updates recently)

Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

  • 08:59 PM - Demetrios1453 mentioned Morrus in post D&D Art & Arcana Amazon Sale
    Thanks for the information Morrus! I've been eyeing the special edition, but it was a bit too much above budget for me, but with that price it was much more within my range! Ordered!

Thursday, 28th February, 2019

  • 09:06 AM - Enevhar Aldarion mentioned Morrus in post Kids D&D Intro Books: Young Adventurer's Guides
    Morrus Here is the link to the four books on the Penguin/Random House site: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/EJB/dungeons-and-dragons-young-adventurers-guides/ Each book can be clicked on and each has a description of what they cover.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

  • 09:33 PM - Nytmare mentioned Morrus in post Do you roleplay in 1st or 3rd person - why?
    It rose from the depths of a dozen years and more.... Morrus It would kinda be awesome if a necro'd thread got a special tag attached to the title. Does the forum software allow for an automation like that? (huh, I forget how to do a user alert)

Monday, 25th February, 2019

  • 12:36 AM - Carmen Sbordone mentioned Morrus in post The New D&D Book Is Called "Ghosts of Saltmarsh" [UPDATED!]
    No evidence here that this book will not be equally Greyhawk focused as the original modules (more, quite possibly). Mike Mearls was just talking about Greyhawk and how he wants to get a Greyhawk product into the world on Dragon Talk a couple weeks ago. Relax. Pattern of behavior of taking items out of greyhawk to FR ToEE and ToH moved out of greyhawk into realms. So its very possible it will happen again. Morrus. Thanks for starting to understand. Greyhawk is important to more then a few. And love to see it fly again.

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  • 04:32 PM - Tormyr quoted Morrus in post War of the Burning Sky 5E #4: The Mad King's Banquet
    Weird. RPGNow still works for me. I guess the process isn’t immediate. I am getting some links on https://wotbsadventurepath.com/ working and others not, and which links work is different on my phone and computer.
  • 10:49 AM - Tormyr quoted Morrus in post War of the Burning Sky 5E #4: The Mad King's Banquet
    No longer? They haven’t started doing so yet. They will do so when RPGNow closes. Currently the link for adventure 1 shows a closed notice for RPGNow and redirects to DTRPG, but it redirects to the home page instead of the adventure.
  • 07:51 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    I'd be willing to bet most of that did not involve learning how to use the Force so much as how to be a good Jedi and not fall to the dark side. Being a Jedi was as much about keeping the peace as it was about being a Force-wielding warrior. Anakin would've had to learn about conflict resolution and diplomacy as well as practicing lightsaber forms and the like. There would've been a lot of training on self-discipline and self-control as well - and training on when *not* to use the Force. Yoda dispensed with most of that for Luke's training. Luke dispensed with pretty much all of it for Rey's training. Most likely because they both realized it wasn't as important as the thousand generations of Jedi Knights before them thought it was. Yoda warnings quick and easy leads to the dark side. I don't think they rush training that much even the Sith. Seems it's still canon that Mauls training took decades as well. So did Palpatines. And Anakin's etc. And Dooku. Rey's the odd one out by a ...
  • 05:43 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). So, I'm sure this has been pointed out hundreds of times before, but one more time- How old were you when you first saw Star Wars? The original trilogy? Now take that, and then take in all the associated stuff with it. You know- the bedsheets. The lunchboxes. The figures and the toys that you went "pew pew pew" with. Heck, maybe you were even the right age to go, "I wish I had an Ewok friend!" Who knows? And then think of all of those years you had, in the wilderness, pining for anything else. Maybe a comic? Maybe a videogame (like the original vector Star Wars arcade that consumed countless of your quarters)? Maybe the whole EU? I don't know. But strangely, that w...
  • 04:11 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). So, I'm sure this has been pointed out hundreds of times before, but one more time- How old were you when you first saw Star Wars? The original trilogy? Now take that, and then take in all the associated stuff with it. You know- the bedsheets. The lunchboxes. The figures and the toys that you went "pew pew pew" with. Heck, maybe you were even the right age to go, "I wish I had an Ewok friend!" Who knows? And then think of all of those years you had, in the wilderness, pining for anything else. Maybe a comic? Maybe a videogame (like the original vector Star Wars arcade that consumed countless of your quarters)? Maybe the whole EU? I don't know. But strangely, that w...
  • 03:41 AM - Nod_Hero quoted Morrus in post War of the Burning Sky 5E #4: The Mad King's Banquet
    They'll all redirect automatically. Just a note, they are no longer redirecting automatically.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

  • 08:34 PM - doctorbadwolf quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    ANH from the time Luke met Ben to the end of the film was about a day, at which point he then blew up a Death Star without a targeting computer. Anakin won a pod race and then blew up a Federation control ship as a 9 year old having had no training ever at all. But the girl's the problem, because she lifted up a rock, eh? When rock lifting is a training thing! That Yoda throws shade at Luke for not being able to immediately do better at, and it is clear that Luke's problem is not believing he can do it. He limits himself. Rey has other issues. The Last Jedi was by far the worst of all the SW films. It promised so much and delivered less than zero. It ignored swathes of material from TWA (ANH clone). I've see many many more people put it in their top three than put it at the bottom of their list of SW movies. If you can use ships with hyperspace drives to take out capital ships, why hasn't the rebellion/resistance been using that tactic since forever. Ridiculous. Still having a capita...
  • 08:11 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). So, I'm sure this has been pointed out hundreds of times before, but one more time- How old were you when you first saw Star Wars? The original trilogy? Now take that, and then take in all the associated stuff with it. You know- the bedsheets. The lunchboxes. The figures and the toys that you went "pew pew pew" with. Heck, maybe you were even the right age to go, "I wish I had an Ewok friend!" Who knows? And then think of all of those years you had, in the wilderness, pining for anything else. Maybe a comic? Maybe a videogame (like the original vector Star Wars arcade that consumed countless of your quarters)? Maybe the whole EU? I don't know. But strangely, that w...
  • 06:58 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Would you stop quoting my post over and over again, please? I don’t need my phone constantly notifying me you’ve quoted my same post again. Sorry it was my phone doing it. Hit quote button it keeps copy and pasting it for whatever reason.
  • 06:45 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). So, I'm sure this has been pointed out hundreds of times before, but one more time- How old were you when you first saw Star Wars? The original trilogy? Now take that, and then take in all the associated stuff with it. You know- the bedsheets. The lunchboxes. The figures and the toys that you went "pew pew pew" with. Heck, maybe you were even the right age to go, "I wish I had an Ewok friend!" Who knows? And then think of all of those years you had, in the wilderness, pining for anything else. Maybe a comic? Maybe a videogame (like the original vector Star Wars arcade that consumed countless of your quarters)? Maybe the whole EU? I don't know. But strangely, that w...
  • 06:38 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). Honestly, I think when it comes to the films only, very little is codified to the extent that many seem to think. Most of it is left pretty vague. We see examples of all kinds of things, but I don't know if we need or should accept these examples as being applicable in all instances. I mean, Zardnaar says to look at what the movies show us....and I did exactly that in my breakdown above, and I came away with a very different conclusion than he does. And all that really means is that there's no one correct interpretation. You can mix and match different examples from the films and draw just about any conclusion you'd like. I think the only objective conclusion that we can draw is...
  • 06:27 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). .... um ..... ..... It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression "as subtle as George Lucas". George Lucas is obvious. Sometimes his movies are as blunt as Will Ferrell screaming, "I LOVE KUROSAWA!" Some of his movies achieve a degree of unsophistication that can only be the result of a special effort. This ugliness arises because Lucas never met a wipe that he thought couldn't be overused in transition, and and was apparently unaware that these types of transitions can vary. Compared to Disney Wars he was. It's more Michael Bey less Lucas. Bigger explosions, bigger ships, more force powers, less plot, less character develop...
  • 05:55 PM - lowkey13 quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    It's worse than you think, mate. It's not just people talking about Star Wars. If you look around there's people talking about elves and wizards and dragons all over the place. I mean ... that's fine. So long as they aren't talking about the word that rhymes with Maladin. Dem's fighting words. Gotta have standards.
  • 05:14 PM - Istbor quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Says who? Says Zardnaar, holder of the only Dragon Ball Z 'Scouter' that can read Jedi Power levels. Rey's over !#$&ing 9000!!!!!!!! On a more serious note. How are lifting rocks an advanced skill when both Rey and Luke are shown doing it during training. Why would you teach someone a master kill, during training? You start with the easy stuff first. Also, if we are measuring power levels with game mechanics, none of those feats are very advanced if we take into account KoToR or just the Old Rebulic game. Abilities you leave early, or could feat/talent into as soon as you liked. (Sure in KoToR you are a master with amnesia, but its in the mechanics so... must be a valid measure of power right?
  • 02:29 PM - Maxperson quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So now we've finally established that it *isn't* the case that lifting a rock is a higher level ability ability than aiming that torpedo, we can lay the Rey 'Mary Sue' nonsense to rest, since we've clearly and definitively now established that Luke and Anakin were just the same. Well, no. It isn't stated that lifting a rock is a higher level ability in the movies, but that doesn't mean that we have established that it isn't. We've just established that the movie doesn't specify. You're reaching a conclusion that isn't any more supported by the movies than Zardnaar's. What we do know is that Luke struggled for quite a while to learn to use his powers in Empire, and even in Return of the Jedi he wasn't able to match Vader until he also tapped the dark side. Anakin took years to learn his. Rey without any significant time or training is able to match a dark side user, which is far superior to Luke or Anakin.
  • 02:23 PM - Maxperson quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    ANH from the time Luke met Ben to the end of the film was about a day, at which point he then blew up a Death Star without a targeting computer. Anakin won a pod race and then blew up a Federation control ship as a 9 year old having had no training ever at all. But the girl's the problem, because she lifted up a rock, eh? Anakin didn't win the pod race or blow up the ship with any use of force powers at all. With the pod race, he had good insticts which is an indicator that the force is stronger with someone, but is not using the force, and with the ship he pressed some random buttons to see what they could do and ooops! If they had actually had him using the force at his young age to blow up the ship, that scene wouldn't have been as lousy as it was. Luke did a snippet at the end, with guidance from a Jedi Master. Rey is using her powers virtually flawlessly with no aid whatsoever. There's a huge difference between her and the other two, and it has nothing at all do with "girl."
  • 12:02 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). You cite it. It’s your claim. You're the one trying to be clever. I answered your trap question. Here's mine. On screen in the movies who is better at using the force Rey or Luke? Visually and what you can see. Ignore RotJ as Rey has had 2 movies.
  • 11:59 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). Eh. You can keep writing essays, but your entire point hinges on a single factual claim which has been disproved, and which you’ve finally conceded to. Feel free to write more diatribes, but my work here is done. :) No you using a false equivalent asking for a citation on an opinion on something we can see clear as day on screen. It's fairly apparent who is more powerful and it's not Luke. And yet Luke's the best character of the three (Anakin's at the bottom). If Masters can use powers padawans can't it should be clear what's more powerful. The sky is blue (citation please). Hmmmn.
  • 11:51 AM - Imaculata quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? "Size matters not. Judge me by your size do you?"
  • 11:50 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). Exactly. We got there in the end. Thank you. So now we've finally established that it *isn't* the case that lifting a rock is a higher level ability ability than aiming that torpedo, we can lay the Rey 'Mary Sue' nonsense to rest, since we've clearly and definitively now established that Luke and Anakin were just the same. Big difference in power levels used on screen is the main point. Anakin was terrible, he was worse character than Rey. Jake Loyd gets a pass he was 10, Hayden well maybe Lucas is crap at dialogue. Daisy is better than both of the. And probably Mark as well. Luke sucked for two movies, kid Anakin was terrible and annoying (Rey's not). Rey is Uber, A...


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O.L.D. v1.2 Playtest Version B
This is the latest playtest candidate for the OLD core rulebook incorporating errata from the previous iteration (though possibly not some of the very last comments, as it would have gone to layout before them, so feel free to repeat those if they di...
52 0 1 Saturday, 13th April, 2019, 01:41 PM Saturday, 13th April, 2019, 04:55 PM
Intuitive WOIN Character Sheet
This is a new character sheet designed to be intuitive and beginner-friendly.

colour coded sections draw your eye to different areas of the sheet. "Where's my speed?" "It's in the green section".
checkboxes to mark attribute and skill ranks, clear...
214 0 4 Wednesday, 6th February, 2019, 05:51 PM Friday, 8th February, 2019, 11:26 AM
Pathfinder 2nd Edition Iconic Pregenerated Characters
Courtesy of Paizo, here are the six pregenerated players character for Pathfinder 2E in PDF format!

Ezren, Human Wizard
Merisiel, Elf Rogue
Seelah, Human Paladin
Valeros, Human Fighter
Kyra, Human Cleric
Fumbus, Goblin Alchemist
5666 +2 1 Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, 12:48 AM Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, 01:23 AM
Adventures in Middle Earth 5E Journey Cheat Sheet
Just a quick one-page home-made sheet summarising the journey process.
281 0 1 Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, 08:18 PM Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, 08:18 PM
ZEITGEIST #13: Avatar of Revolution (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the thirteenth and final adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!



Finale and Free Will


The mastermind Nicodemus tried to foster enlightenment and empathy, to create the best of all possible worlds. After centuries of pursuing his gr...
14 0 2 Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, 01:23 PM Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, 01:23 PM
WOIN Super Quick NPC Stats
Need an NPC quickly, no statblocks available, not too much detail required? Simply use this table for base statistics at each Max Dice Pool.

Also includes examples of each from 5d6 to 12d6, divided into pre-calculated archetypes - brute, expert, ma...
149 -1 1 Thursday, 8th June, 2017, 06:35 PM Saturday, 10th June, 2017, 04:19 PM
Captain Wrigley's Starship Emporium
A selection of ships suitable as starter ships - small freighters, transports, etc. along with rules for reducing the price for used ships and ship quirks.
279 0 1 Thursday, 23rd February, 2017, 08:17 PM Friday, 10th March, 2017, 01:41 PM
WEG d6 - WOIN Equipment Conversion Guide
This simple guide allows you to convert WEG d6 weapons (from games such as Star Wars RPG) to WOIN, enabling you to use all WEG Star Wars equipment resource books in your game. There are various official and unofficial books around on the web. The ite...
191 0 1 Wednesday, 28th December, 2016, 07:10 PM Wednesday, 28th December, 2016, 07:10 PM
Darth Vader
It had to be done. WOIN stats for everybody's favourite Sith Lord and movie villain.
290 0 1 Saturday, 24th December, 2016, 01:36 PM Saturday, 24th December, 2016, 08:57 PM
Ogron All-Master Class X Warship
As featured in the upcoming EONS adventure The Last Survivor. This warship is a customised version, with some of the weaponry etc. switched out to convert it to a slaver ship. It still retains a couple of nasty concussion missiles, though.
79 0 1 Monday, 7th November, 2016, 03:33 PM Monday, 7th November, 2016, 05:04 PM
8 Alien Races: Fan Content Entries
These eight new races for NEW (and other sci-fi WOIN games) are the entries in the alien race contest. They are presented here as written. (Note -- I didn't write these, and can't take any credit - I just uploaded them!)
409 0 1 Sunday, 23rd October, 2016, 03:24 PM Tuesday, 25th October, 2016, 11:41 AM
d20 Modern - WOIN Conversion Guide
This allows you to quickly and easily convert d20 Modern (and d20 Future) weapons and equipment to the WOIN system.
263 0 1 Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:22 PM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:22 PM
FASA-WOIN Starship Conversion Guide
FASA’s Ship Recognition Manuals for the 1980s Star Trek line of products contain hundreds of ships. Many of these stat blocks are archived (and expanded upon with new ships for later shows) on the web. This short guide describes how to convert a FAS...
208 0 1 Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 11:01 AM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 11:03 AM
Traveller-WOIN Starship Conversion Guide
Use this guide to quickly convert a Traveller starship for use in WOIN.

Note that this has been superseded by the Small Ships article - EONS # 54. Therefore, the hull sizes have changed. Instead of scaling small ships down to undersized ships, the f...
191 0 1 Tuesday, 18th October, 2016, 03:01 PM Sunday, 21st May, 2017, 01:00 PM
Traveller-WOIN Conversion Guide
The guide provides rules for converting Traveller (2008 and 2016) weapons to WOIN. You will need the appropriate source material for item descriptions, etc.
182 0 1 Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:11 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:26 PM
RESOLVE
The optional RESOLVE rules for sanity and social combat for the WOIN roleplaying game system.
118 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 07:16 PM Saturday, 8th October, 2016, 01:38 PM
N.E.W. Character Sheet
This is the official NEW character sheet.
195 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 07:15 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:14 PM
WOIN Style Guide
This short document describes some of the basic rules of writing an article or product for a WOIN game.
330 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 03:11 PM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:23 PM
Starship Sizes: Fighters & Titans
I was writing this for EONS magazine, but it turned out I only needed one page and that does not an EONS article make. So here it is for free!

This is just a draft; I have NOT playtested this. It is designed to accommodate different assumptions in s...
249 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 01:04 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:15 PM
d20-WOIN conversion guide
Take a d20 (3.x, Pathfinder, etc.) stat block and run through the steps to convert to a WOIN stat block. It's draft; it undoubtedly needs tweaking, but it's a decent start, I think. I'd very much appreciate it if folks would test it with various d20/...
262 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 01:01 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:11 PM

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