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    Today, 12:12 PM
    When that happened to me, I called them (well visited them) and arranged it to be taken out of my monthly payments over time
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Oh yeah, in case anyone gets any bright ideas: anyone caught abusing the report button while this bug is roaming free WILL be dealt with.
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    Today, 10:14 AM
    Hypothesis confirmed. Post #13 quoted Post #12, and then I reported it. Everything got wiped.
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    Today, 10:12 AM
    Quoted for posterity before reporting.
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    Today, 10:10 AM
    Morrus Umbran darjr I think I may have discovered the trigger for the posts disappearing: every one I know of that got blacked out was reported.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 AM
    Just because there are great things in the world worth caring about does not mean we cannot or should not fervently care about frivolities as well. I mean, if you truly feel that way, perhaps you should stop posting on a board about RPGs and join the Peace Corp, Doctors Without Borders, Greenpeace, the ACLU, The Innocence Project or some other organization you believe is genuinely attempting...
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    Today, 09:17 AM
    Yes, an immediate or reasonably quick (a few minutes, I know, but I havenít tested the limits) self-edit will not trigger the notification. A mod edit will, regardless of timing. No, we canít turn those notifications off, AFAIK.
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    Today, 07:48 AM
    I can think of some female gamers* who care. * real-world ones
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    Today, 07:44 AM
    Morrus Umbran darjr As I noted above, Iíve personally encountered two blacked out posts by spammers (whom I subsequently banned). The text wasnít merely color matched to the back, because the reported text didnít show even when I quoted it to check. What had been there was simply gone. Something odd is going on.
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    Today, 07:34 AM
    Dude, I donít know where you come from or where else you post/lurk, but what you think is going on here simply isnít happening. Hereís another way I can tell you itís a glitch, not an intention act: if a mod goes into a post to edit it, the system automatically leaves a note saying who edited it and when, just like you will find at the bottom of the note I copypasted from the bottom of your...
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    Today, 06:48 AM
    Trust me, that is NOT what is happening. There are only a few mods, and that isnít the procedure this site has operated under for years. In addition, I can tell you personally that it is not the case because I have recently found 2 spam reports that also directed to blanked out posts. The anti-spam controls would completely erase the post, as described and ban the poster, not leave a...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 AM
    Blanking out posts isnít the style of any mod I know. If a post is going to be completely eliminated, it will be completely eliminated- including the poster ID and positive. It would be as if the post never occurred (except for any quotes of it). If text were simply being removed, there would be a Mod note telling everyone WHY...typically in red text.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 AM
    What about AbFab turns you off? I ask because Vicious shares certain stylistic similarities.
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    Today, 04:42 AM
    Steven Creech has passed. https://www.hshfuneralhome.com/notices/Steven-Creech https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-steve-creech-author-and-game-designer#/
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    Today, 04:41 AM
    Wayback Machine still has one snapshot of his site: https://web.archive.org/web/20150703064641/http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/sj/htm/transparency.htm https://web.archive.org/web/20110801000000*/www.silverblades-suitcase.com/sj/htm/transparency.htm The larger images lead nowhere, though. It looks like Silverblade has been online this year, so you might try messaging him and asking if he...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 02:56 AM
    Another couple of good ones: Absolutely Fabulous and Vicious. AbFabís lampooning of vapid, dissolute, shallow, vain, wealthy women declining from their peaks into the lower ends of the high fashion industry is one of the funniest Iíve seen. One of my all-time faves. In Vicious , Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi are Freddie and Stuart, aging partners who have lived together in a London flat...
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  • Janx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    I've finished Tales from the Den. Started on another local author's book Progenie by Mack Little. Interesting. Vampires, Djinn. Diverse cast.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    I multiclass a lot. Most of my D&D characters over the past 42 years have been multiclassed in some way. But it is always to serve the purpose of modeling the character. So my answer to your question is: any class added not required to model the character concept is probably one too many. To be clear, Iím not saying the concept canít grow or change over time. Most do. But if you find...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    So what you're saying is that the dothraki and unsullied had to retreat, because ghost-Snow took out overlord Dany which caused their side to become supply blocked?
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    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    George has written an update regarding the last episode: http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2019/05/20/an-ending/
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    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    Much as I enjoyed revealing the flaw in Avengers (I didn't) by seeing the smart things somebody else else said. There's 3 threads I saw on GoT that most people don't get. a) Apparently some bad stuff happened to Danerys near the end, and she had no support network to cope with it. Might explain why she did shocking things that I didn't see (quit watching when Ramsey got rapey). b) George...
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    Yesterday, 05:25 AM
    I suspect the lack of a visible edition war vs 5Ed may have as much to do with ENWorld policy against edition warring as anything else. I say that because I know there are PLENTY of people in my area not adopting the new edition. Theyíre griping, but not as much online.
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    Yesterday, 05:18 AM
    I was there from 7:30-11:30, and the bill was slightly over $700. He had the parts on hand, so I decided to wait instead of getting a rental. And while they werenít the worst ever, their waiting room seats were NOT all that comfy. But it could have been worse, so Iím fine. Bruised in the wallet, but fine.
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    Yesterday, 03:03 AM
    Niki Lauda has died. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/21/niki-lauda-formula-one-legend-dies-aged-70
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:23 AM
    Not sure I get a vote, but here's one more for no more white walkers, please. I'd like to see A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, the collected story of Dunk and Egg.
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    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    This is my default play style- the way Iíve been playing almost since my first game in 1977. Most of the GMs Iíve campaigned with- regardless of system or setting- have run their games this way. So, unless you have resources that way otherwise, itís the campaign world that decides what places are safe to rest, when, and for how long.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 11:06 PM
    Captain Stark, the faceless wolf, the smiling death, bane of the far seas, slayer of kraken, silence of the seas, the wave that strikes like thunder.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 08:20 PM
    ďI told you I was sick!Ē
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 07:40 PM
    Another thing about lost continuity. I know they never mentioned it on the show, but it's possible that the Unsullied are sailing to their doom. The Isle of Naath is home to butterflies which spread a plague to anyone who wasn't born there. That's the reason they are 'peaceful people' as Missandei said. They don't need to defend themselves. Outsiders who go there die. ...
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 04:27 PM
    Looks like just the alternator (and battery, of course), so Iíve been at the garage since 7:30 waiting for them to finish the repair. Wonít be cheap, but as repairs go, at least itís (relatively) affordable and relatively quick.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 02:23 PM
    Thanks for that insight! I might mention that possibility when we take it in.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 12:15 PM
    Daario Naharis be like: "So wait, am I the king of The Bay of Dragons now?"
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 12:02 PM
    It really does seem so.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 12:00 PM
    The running theme throughout the final season was the distinctive lack of continuity. Things that happened in previous episodes had very little bearing on the following episode/s. The Red Keep falls on Jaime and Cersei in the previous episode, and in the final we discover it was just a couple of well-placed bricks that hit them. If they'd moved 5 steps to the left they'd have been fine. Arya...
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 08:11 AM
    When I got home, I had some fixit work to do. So I had to get tools from the garage, and saw a spotty puddle that would normally be concealed by the car. It was right under where the loudest noises were coming from. Might be more than an alternator. Hope itís not too bad, because I was surprised when my insurance company repaired my badly hail damaged car instead of replacing it late...
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 04:16 AM

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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 03:51 AM
    There is still time for Mearls in a box!
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 02:50 AM

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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 01:39 AM
    My car had been making some unusual noises today on the way to church. I figured Iíd take it to the garage Monday morning. Well... Iím currently sitting in the back seat of my car at that garage, which is closed. Had to have my car towed here when it utterly died at an intersection. Even my hazard lights were nonfunctional. Probably the alternator. Bonus: Momís car was going to be...
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 10:40 PM
    He's done both bad and good performances before and after Twilight. I think he's one of those actors who only brings to the table what the script contains. Good writing, good. Bad writing, bad.
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 10:03 PM
    A short video I just did giving a quick tour of my Outpost Zimonja build from Fallout 4 on my xbox, there's no voice over but I may do more videos of my settlements.
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 08:21 PM

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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 04:58 PM
    Iíve been playing since AD&D, but count me as another 3.5Edophile.
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  • TarionzCousin's Avatar
    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 03:47 PM
    Congratulations! It's no small accomplishment to conclude a campaign. I hope that your group celebrates/celebrated the end of the campaign in style. One group celebrated the end of our campaigns by going out to dinner and recapping the most memorable and funny events of the game. It was a lot of fun--and if another campaign I'm in ever actually ends I'm going to suggest doing the same.
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 01:24 PM
    Or in non-verbal, non-linguistic forms. You mentioned the Tomb of Horrors picture gallery. Any map which is more illustrated than the "no-frills" minimal map. If I draw a picture of my PC, that's also presentation of material. Use of figurines; if a figurine is more expressive than a chess piece, then that figurine is part of presentation, because it influences the mind's eye. Mercer uses a lot...
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 01:04 PM
    BRG, you don't use any genre tropes when you run games? Who are these "lots of people" who run TRPGs without using genre tropes? Could you name, say, five of them? I've done a lot of TRPG that's squarely within the stock genres, such as Western, superhero, swords & sorcery, science fiction, horror; and a bit outside those genres, such as a Fiasco game set in the newsroom of a TV news team....
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 02:56 AM
    I mean, I also expect the surprise will be Planescapeô--but I want Mearlsbox 2019.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 09:53 PM
    One manís waking nightmare is anotherís paradise.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 09:50 PM
    delph Your initial post is hard to see for some. Hereís why, and how to fix it. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?348563-Dark-Text-on-a-Dark-Background-Tutorial
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 12:13 PM
    I am generally in favor of a "the more you do things at the edge of your ability, the more you learn" system. That said, I disagree on whether failure is essential. If I try a skateboard trick many times, the failures might get me closer to the moment when I can pull off that trick, but the first time I actually DO pull off the trick, is IMO the turning point in whether I can reliably do it...
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 11:32 AM
    A method which predicts people's behavior... particularly, their unwanted behavior? Dude, you've just demonstrated that *I already have one*, because you have responded exactly as I predicted: "a few people* are going to jump in, and declare that such a resource is unpossible..." I did not articulate the *, which stands for my guess about which people would be first to jump in with that...
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:11 AM
    Sounds a LOT like you're a Paladin with an Oath of Vengeance. If you can mystically sense their presence, and if you can do magical extra damage against them, then that's definitely what you are.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:06 AM
    I'm looking for resources for GMs at con or store games, who want to keep their games inclusive, and particularly who want pointers on (a) spotting misogynists and bigots early, when they're "testing the waters" and (b) deterring them or nipping them in the bud, before they start overtly bothering their targets. Any leads? Or links? My experience in previous threads indicates that a few...
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 05:35 AM
    "looking carefully to see if anything is out of place" isn't an action declaration? In D&D 5E, I'd interpret that as taking the Observe action each six seconds, while moving at base rate. Similar rules apply in Hero System. If a guard were watching Grugr, then that guard might notice Grugr's caution. If the declaration were "Grugr strides down the hallway, as if Grugr owned the place", that...
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 01:59 AM
    Agreed.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 01:32 AM
    THAC0!
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 01:29 AM
    This sounds like a D&D Informercial.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 09:32 PM
    Yikes. That cyborg girl came really close to losing a finger there.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 09:29 PM
    Why did you say that name !? Seriously though, he might be ok. If they come up with a good script. :p
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 02:30 PM
    My great grandmother made Mardi Gras costumes and ball gowns, often with hand-sewn beading. She taught my mom how to sew, who, while not as proficient, is good enough to do pro-level work. She in turn taught me. Iím not a pro by any stretch of the imagination, and Iíve done some serious fabrication. Let me assure you, given the kind of materials for the suit and mask; the number, size and...
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 02:14 PM
    Breakfast had an international...no, multinational feel to it: Black Forest ham, labneh and aji on warm garlic naan. 👍🏾
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 09:58 AM
    Anyone remember Brittas Empire?
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 05:57 AM
    I actually noted that at the end of my first post here. The making the sphere thing was just me examining the limits of Fabricate. So I was saying you could make a product with just ruby dust, just like you could with wood. But what you could make from it would be limited, and you couldnít change the dust from one mineral to another.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 05:34 AM
    Immaterial (no pun intended)- the CF spell just needs ruby dust, not ruby gems. And ruby itself comes in many grades. Hereís a 35mm polished sphere made from low grade ruby: Not that visually impressive, and possibly less expensive than spheres of similar size made from other minerals.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 02:08 AM
    Considering her doing some of the work on a balcony and the demo in an exterior walkway- both of which look like they were parts of a residential building- Iím saying itís an apartment. Now, it is entirely possible she could have the CN• to have a second apartment thatís been converted into a workshop. None of those power tools is cheap, after all.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 01:40 AM
    As I watched that video, I kept thinking about 2 things: 1) although I like him, I have always had a problem with Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, because of all the amount of hands-on engineering and science innovation heíd have to do to get his web shooters to work. (Not to mention, sophisticated sewing skills.) And this girlís apartment is a perfect illustration of the issue: itís full of...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 06:45 PM
    Yeah, I figured I should include the 5Ed version, just in case. I would suspect- from the examples given- that Fabricate works on more than one material at a time. Clothes are made with more than wool or cotton, for example, because of the dyes and threads. Though itís possible to build bridges with just wood, usually there is use of metal nails and/or rope.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 07:46 AM
    Hmmm...The 3.5Ed version: The 5Ed version: I would say if you could use Fabricate to make a ball of wood from sawdust, you could make a marble of ruby from ruby dust. Maybe from corundum dust (rubies being red-colored corundum). Not from any other material, though, not even another mineral. Thing is...the 3.5Ed and 5Ed versions of CF just require 50gp of ruby dust, so, Fabricate...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 06:40 AM
    Ezra Castro, aka ďPancho BillaĒ, has died. https://sports.yahoo.com/rodney-harrison-simple-message-odell-185937943.html
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 11:59 PM
    Quality work with quick turnaround is a solid pitch.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 05:08 PM
    Isaac Kappy has died. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/isaac-kappy-apos-thor-apos-100126530.html
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 02:18 PM
    Reading Tales from the Den by Jae Mazer and Jessica Raney. Two local authors who wrote a ton of short stories and made a collection. Horror. Pretty good. Found a couple editing mistakes later on, but I've enjoyed what I read, despite Horror not being my bag. One interesting thing, is they don't identify who wrote what until the back of the book. I correctly guessed on two stories when I...
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 09:06 AM
    Címon, Símon! Youíve never been handed a questionnaire that you had no interest in and considered not taking your answers seriously- answering at random- or deciding to mess with the results intentionally? Now imagine being chaotic evil, with that mindset as your default... We also know evil people often donít even think of themselves as evil. Many of the worst even see themselves in...
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 08:12 AM
    With a class that size? First, I know it may sound a tad wargamey, but one solution would be to tailor your campaign scenarios and pre-gens to ones that can accommodate larger groups: caravan defense, a raid in enemy supply lines, etc. Second, you could break the class up into teams of 4-5. Having done that, you could either: 1) run each group through the same simplified adventure,...
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 07:56 AM
    How much does anyone want to bet that Chaotic Evil Britons lied and self-IDed as other alignments 1) to remain concealed 2) to skew the polling 3) to sow chaos and uncertainty 4) for chutes* and giggles 5) all of the above
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 06:04 AM
    I donít remember it in TOS, but seeding was definitely part of an episode in ST:TNG.
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Sunday, 14th April, 2019

  • 12:04 AM - doctorbadwolf mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post How do YOU handle a Fastball Special, and other team manuevers?
    You . . . might want to scroll up a bit, and then maybe apologise to DannyAlcatraz. - He was directly discussing accuracy of such throws with HawkDiesel, which is where the possibility of missing a throw would be being discussed. You were the first person to start talking about balls. DannyAlcatraz was discussing caber and hammer throws. Not balls. A ball of equivalent weight would be much harder to throw than a caber or hammer to equivalent distance - even harder than a humanoid. If youíre just going to twist what people say to ďwinĒ internet argument points, find someone else. I couldnít be more bored by such nonsense. Youíve misunderstood my response, actually. The hammer throw is a ball at the end of a chain, and the other major example ITT is a ďweightĒ which is just a heavy ball with a handle. To the other element of the reply in question, he stated to hawk that it is very possible that such objects cannot be thrown accurately. I argued that there is no particular reason to beleive that is true. He replied as if Iíd said that people donít ever mi...

Friday, 12th April, 2019

  • 04:04 PM - doctorbadwolf mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post How do YOU handle a Fastball Special, and other team manuevers?
    ...My only concern is what fits the tone of the fiction. Throwing somebody up* is vastly different than throwing them horizontally, mitigated proportionally by the weight difference between thrower and throwee. Newton's 3rd law and all. *In the vertical projectile sense, not the regurgitation sense. Realistically, the thrower in a ďrunning start assisted horizontal leapĒ maneuver would proabably fall prone as part of launching the throwee. Or at least, have to use their movement to not fall prone, which is the same thing in terms of resources. Iím not sure I care enough about simulation to bother with that, but itís worth noting. However, your first statement is spot on. We donít make players enumerate what feats of athletic and acrobatic prowess they have practiced, we just sail by that, for all manner of stuff that requires tons of practice and/or training. Iím not gonna worry about how much training something requires irl when determining how to adjudicate it in game. edit: Dannyalcatraz I donít think that there is any significant chance that a ball canít be thrown accurately. Balls are aerodynamic. Distance would suffer, but itís almost certainly possible. As for the idea idea that a single person performing the maneuver in the video might not walk again...come on, man. Youíre wildly speculating. More likely, they fall over at worst, and theyíd have to have some bigger team members and only throw the smallest members in that manner. Performing that maneuver with someone whose mass is half your own would not be soemthing with a more significant risk of injury than simply lifting heavy things, or running full speed in full gear, which are things I doubt any of us make any sort of issue of in game.
  • 07:53 AM - Hawk Diesel mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post How do YOU handle a Fastball Special, and other team manuevers?
    Dannyalcatraz You make some good points regarding the caber toss and the weight throw. But a there are a few pieces I think you might be missing. 1) These movements and competitions are not meant for accuracy, and so good technique does not stress it except to make the throw within the particular inbounds area. Nor are time constraints typically a factor in normal competition. While throws made with such weights with accuracy and/speed would surely suffer in distance, that does not mean that inventive individuals could not develop new throwing techniques that better balance accuracy with distance. 2) These competitions use ideal throwing implements. But the implements do not have any input into the execution of the throw. If we are talking about launching a person, and that person is as practiced at being launched as the thrower is at launching a person, then there may be opportunities and techniques made by both the thrower and throwee that improve distance and accuracy. So long as the throwe...

Monday, 1st April, 2019

  • 08:30 PM - Satyrn mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post What do you call it when...
    Is there a name for that thing where someone fully quotes a 20 paragraph post, and then types a one line response below it? In this scenario, the response is germane (i.e. not "Me too!"), it's just that the length of the quoted text is completely gratuitous to the point of distracting from the response/discussion. Because most of my responses are one-liners, I'm sure I've been guilty of this. But the alternative, shortening the quote to the single line or paragraph that I'm responding to, gets viewed negatively here, too, and I would not be surprised to discover that @Dannyalcatraz has fielded reports about me doing that.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019


Monday, 11th March, 2019

  • 10:38 AM - Hussar mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    I have a friend who could be described as having an east-Asian fetish, Japan specifically (Weaboo, I think the term is). I don't think there is a racist bone in her body, and she is highly respectful of Japanese culture. There's more to it than that though. Even Dannyalcatraz, who I believe is black, when asked where is he from, would not be repeatedly questioned when he answered New Orleans. No one else seems to get this blank stare of disbelief as when an Asian American or Asian Canadian states that they are Canadian. Like I said, that video resonates really, really well. It's an ongoing thing and it happens all the time. I mean, sure, people in Canada have asked me where I'm from. But, when I say Toronto, they don't then keep asking. Have you ever had complete strangers question you on your nationality? I've seen it repeatedly. And it only ever seems to happen to people of Asian decent. It really is offensive as hell. If you feel the need to question someone's nationality, remember, that person may very well have been questioned fifteen times previously that week and just might not appreciate the sixteenth time. Again, I don't give a fetid dingo's kidney about your friends. Really, really don't. I'm telling you, in no uncertain terms, ...

Sunday, 10th March, 2019

  • 03:16 PM - Aldarc mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    What solution? I don't believe anyone in this thread has proposed a solution - so what exactly are you saying we should be "wary' of? Dannyalcatraz did propose diversifying our depictions of "evil," such as using glowing eyes, which is something that could not be linked to particular human demographics. So apparently we should be wary of the great harm that would befall our noble hobby should such nefarious solutions ever saw the light of day.
  • 02:49 PM - pemerton mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    ...reasonable one.So imagine that you are introducing a young friend or relative to LotR, and you come to this passage (quoted upthread by Doug McCrae): "Frodo saw a dark ill-kept house behind a thick hedge: the last house in the village. In one of the windows he caught a glimpse of a sallow face with sly, slanting eyes; but it vanished at once. ĎSo thatís where that southerner is hiding!í he thought. ĎHe looks more than half like a goblin.í" You wouldn't be any more self-conscious reading that to a child of East or Central Asian background, than to someone who was white? You wouldn't be self-conscious at all? You think it's an unreasonable response to see racist ideas in the notion of sly, slanting eye in a sallow (= yellow/brown) face, which - apparently in virtue of these features, as nothing else is mentioned - looks more than half like a goblin, that is, looks sinister and evil? Btw, this has absolutely nothing to do with academic debates and literary criticism. As Dannyalcatraz already mentioned upthread, this is something that 5 year old children of colour will notice. Nor is it particularly related to offence. Who knows, and who cares, whether or not JRRT intended to give offence - I suspect he didn't much think about that at all. And some people of colour may be offended by this, but others may not be - perhaps they're pretty used to it, and maybe they even find JRRT rather tame compared to other experiences they have had. The point that I (and others) have made is about the meaning that JRRT is conveying, and the tropes used to convey it. These present a certain sort of person as of inherently or naturally sly and evil appearance. It is this idea that is racist, and (in some, perhaps loose, sense) an element of "colonialist propaganda" insofar as it is an element of a larger body of 19th and first half of the 20th century racist ideologies. I have no problem being pinned to actual positions that I express misogyny was brought up in this thread, and ...
  • 10:49 AM - pemerton mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Dannyalcatraz - once again, I appreciate your strong posts on this topic. Although I am white, many of those to whom I am close are not. These issues around representation and racist tropes affect them every day, in just the ways you describe.
  • 12:31 AM - Aebir-Toril mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    I'm sorry Dannyalcatraz I didn't notice that line of Lychee of the Exch.'s post when I XP'd it.

Saturday, 9th March, 2019

  • 03:34 AM - pemerton mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    A friend of mine, who is Black, discovered a copy of Little Black Sambo at her local library, in the children's section. She spoke to the librarian, and explained how much hurt she had suffered from that book as a child. She told the librarian that she didn't want it removed from the library but wanted it shelved differently, so that a new generation wouldn't accidentally stumble across it and have the experience she did. (The bigger context for this being that, when my friend was a child she was one of the few Black people in her Australian suburb, whereas today there are many.) The librarian saw her point and arranged for it to be so. What I am trying to get at is that the notion that care and respect = censorship is in my view far too narrow. This is what I understand Dannyalcatraz and lowkey13 to be saying also. That's not to say that people of good will can always agree on how to go forward and how to engage with the past and the artefacts that it has left us. This is culture, and politics, and so of course there will be passion and disagreement and sometimes harsh words. Even among the like-minded. What I'm trying to get at is that a response of "censorship" or "loss of creatitivy" or "erasure" is one that more often derials than furthers our human endeavours.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

  • 10:56 AM - pemerton mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    I think the connection between JRRT's orcs and certain stereotypical presentations of "eastern"/Turkic peoples is fairly self-evident. And what Hussar and Dannyalcatraz have said about the pulp origins of contemporary fantasy is likewise pretty evident. Then there are peculiarities that are distinctive to D&D, like Gygax's Monster Manual describing dwarves as brown but nearly all D&D art depicting them as white.
  • 05:03 AM - Hussar mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Let's be honest here, and I think Dannyalcatraz hits it right off, fantasy as a genre started off pretty deep into racist territory. The grand daddy's of fantasy (and a large amount of science fiction as well) weren't exactly the most tolerant of men. And, yup, I'm saying men, since the writers of spec fiction up until the latter half of the 20th century (and WELL into the latter half) were almost universally men. Whether you want to point to Lovecraft or Howard or Burroughs or a host of others, a lot of the initial ideas for fantasy were pretty heavily grounded in strongly racist and misogynistic tendencies. This isn't a secret. So, it's not really surprising when you can see elements of that in D&D. I mean, sure, Drow are just dark skinned evil elves... in BDSM gear... matriarchal, dark skinned, men hating elves in BDSM gear... :uhoh: :D It's not really a stretch here. IMO, the key is to recognize the origins of these things, don't pretend that they aren't there, but, also, as DannyA mentions, there are things ...

Monday, 4th March, 2019


Wednesday, 20th February, 2019

  • 06:04 AM - Shasarak mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post What the heck is going on with the professional RPG industry in regards to Zak S?
    Yes. But that is a good example of the adage that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence_against_men#Criticism It is so bad that men get prosecuted 96% of the time which means that women escape prosecution 95% of the time. Which really does explain why Dannyalcatraz does not see anything.
  • 05:31 AM - Hussar mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post What the heck is going on with the professional RPG industry in regards to Zak S?
    On the question of "threshold". Well, despite my earlier claims, there is actually a pretty simple threshold for businesses. Is associating my product with you costing me money? If yes, then, well, I no longer want to associate my product with you. So, really, questions about "why didn't they do anything earlier?" basically miss that point. They didn't do anything earlier because it wasn't hurting business. Now, it is. So, now they do something. Dannyalcatraz - the part that REALLY baffles me, is in the last several times this has come up, there hasn't actually been any real discussion of the veracity of the charges. They've pretty much been open record - yup he got drunk in the bar, yup, he chased a woman through the hotel, yup, he assaulted a security guard. Not a whole lot of secrets there. Same in this case. Same in every other damn case that seems to come up regarding gaming. Yet, every single time, it's "well, we can't do any more than wring our hands because we don't know the facts". :uhoh: What? Bwuh? We KNOW the facts this time and pretty much every previous time as well. The facts are public record. Why is this even a discussion?

Thursday, 14th February, 2019

  • 09:35 AM - pemerton mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post How Did I Become a Grognard?
    ...ams that are provided ("diagonal" hexes, "square" hexes, diagonal squares, square squares) show how 6 attackers (for hexes) or 8 attackers (for squares) can surround a single figure. The text makes it clear that both minis on grids and "theatre of the mind" (ie mentally visualising the situation) are contemplated as approaches. Rolemaster books (mid-to-late 80s) contemplated the use of hexes for combat positioning; from memory it's also a feature of DragonQuest. And I'm sure other systems in the 70s/80s features it. (Eg Classic Traveller (1977) defaults to "bands" which can be tracked on lined paper, "us[ing] cardboard markers or cast metal miniatures to represent the characters", but the rules suggest that a group may use squares or hexes if they want to have more tactical manoeuvring (Book 1, p 29).) I never used squares or tokens until I GMed 4e D&D, but I was familiar with the idea from my first encounters with RPGs (which for me was Traveller). EDIT: cross-posted with Dannyalcatraz.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019


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Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

  • 01:41 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Hypothesis confirmed. Post #13 quoted Post #12, and then I reported it. Everything got wiped. Thank you for checking this out, and finding out the cause! :)
  • 12:17 PM - Nagol quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Oh yeah, in case anyone gets any bright ideas: anyone caught abusing the report button while this bug is roaming free WILL be dealt with. I can see both advantage and disadvantages to my suggestion, but perhaps putting up one of those yellow alert everyone gets may be appropriate to both warn people about the problem and the repercussions of abusing it?
  • 11:03 AM - Morrus quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Morrus Umbran darjr I think I may have discovered the trigger for the posts disappearing: every one I know of that got blacked out was reported. Huh. Now that IS odd. What on Earth could cause that all of a sudden? The software hasnít changed recently. Iím away until tomorrow night, but we might have to disable the post report button if itís suddenly doing that. The software technically shouldnít even *allow* a blank post, or one with less than (I think 3?) characters.
  • 09:42 AM - Zardnaar quoted Dannyalcatraz in post If there's one game where stat differences are justified, what game would that be?
    I can think of some female gamers* who care. * real-world ones This my wife doesn't want to play 1E RAW because of the gender limitations in it. She doesn't mind 2E or clones. I do not regard it as integral to 1E either. Even in 1E 18/00 is doable for very strong women IRL so it fails the realism test as well. I have never seen anyone legitimately roll 18/00 anyway.
  • 08:08 AM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post If there's one game where stat differences are justified, what game would that be?
  • 07:58 AM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Dude, I donít know where you come from or where else you post/lurk, but what you think is going on here simply isnít happening. Hereís another way I can tell you itís a glitch, not an intention act: if a mod goes into a post to edit it, the system automatically leaves a note saying who edited it and when, just like you will find at the bottom of the note I copypasted from the bottom of your post you recently restored: Or the note that just appeared in your response above, or now in my post. Those notes wonít appear in an edit screen, either, so cannot be removed. And those doesn't appear when admins or mods don't want them to appear. Also why was my post up for ~10mins before it went down? About the same time one needs to read it through and make delete. Yes. Those edit notes come up when us mere mortals do something ... but moderation can be done with out trace. You can just wipe the content and that's it. I've been around and seen this thing happen not only nowadays but back in 90's as well...
  • 07:04 AM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Trust me, that is NOT what is happening. No. Not really. Occamís Razor. Someone is butthurt and has the powers. see below:
  • 06:40 AM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Blanking out posts isnít the style of any mod I know. If a post is going to be completely eliminated, it will be completely eliminated- including the poster ID and positive. It would be as if the post never occurred (except for any quotes of it). If text were simply being removed, there would be a Mod note telling everyone WHY...typically in red text. Things change. And some people can't handle the powers ... EDIT: can -> can't

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

  • 05:36 AM - Tony Vargas quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Favourite D&D edition thatís not 5E
    I suspect the lack of a visible edition war vs 5Ed may have as much to do with ENWorld policy against edition warring as anything else. I say that because I know there are PLENTY of people in my area not adopting the new edition. Theyíre griping, but not as much online. There's always griping, of course, merely not adopting is a live-and-let-live 'rejection' of a new ed, if that's as far as it goes.. But, CoC notwithstanding, there was lots of edition warring here - and it's not exactly entirely gone, either. Look at how quickly 4e leading in even a trivial little poll like this drew the attacks.

Monday, 20th May, 2019

  • 11:11 AM - Scott DeWar quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    My car had been making some unusual noises today on the way to church. I figured Iíd take it to the garage Monday morning. Well... Iím currently sitting in the back seat of my car at that garage, which is closed. Had to have my car towed here when it utterly died at an intersection. Even my hazard lights were nonfunctional. Probably the alternator. Bonus: Momís car was going to be towed to the dealership in the next day or so because itís been eating batteries, and has been dead about a month. My brother-in-law had the battery eating mimic problem years back. We showered it with fireballs. turned out to be bad diode in the alternator.

Friday, 17th May, 2019

  • 11:37 PM - practicalm quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Games That Changed How We Play
    Champions (aka HERO) was among the first, if not actually being first. Might be Tunnels and Trolls. I cannot remember if there were classes.
  • 02:56 PM - Umbran quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    Immaterial (no pun intended)- the CF spell just needs ruby dust, not ruby gems. Yep. I'm just talking about the Fabricate spell, and what it could accomplish. Making perfect crystals from dust does not seem to be its purview. And ruby itself comes in many grades. Yes. Spell components, in general, speak to gold piece value, rather than weight or size. Effectively, the spell component needs *value attributed by people* to be used, which is interesting and appropriate for magic.
  • 01:12 PM - Mad_Jack quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    As I watched that video, I kept thinking about 2 things: 1) although I like him, I have always had a problem with Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, because of all the amount of hands-on engineering and science innovation heíd have to do to get his web shooters to work. (Not to mention, sophisticated sewing skills.) And this girlís apartment is a perfect illustration of the issue: itís full of gear and power tools. Parker would have needed at least as much, plus unfettered access to a chem lab, and thereís no evidence in the comics he had either, much less both. A relationship with Tony Stark or other Marvel Comics technocrat- as hinted at in the MCU- makes much more sense. 2) boobs 1) The short hand-wavy version from the comics is that Parker did all of his engineering and construction at his high school, which could (however unlikely) theoretically have a good enough machine shop and chemistry lab to make the shooters and webbing, considering the fact that Parker is a genius. Now, how the ...
  • 02:20 AM - Umbran quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    I would say if you could use Fabricate to make a ball of wood from sawdust, you could make a marble of ruby from ruby dust. Note: "the quality of objects made by the spell is commensurate with the quality of the raw materials." Is sawdust high quality wood? No. That says to me that if you use sawdust, you're goign to end up... with the equivalent of modern compressed fiberboard, like used in lots of IKEA furniture. Do that with ruby dust.. you get this cloudy ball of compressed bits, not a single flawless crystal.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019

  • 11:54 PM - Oofta quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    Yeah, I figured I should include the 5Ed version, just in case. I would suspect- from the examples given- that Fabricate works on more than one material at a time. Clothes are made with more than wool or cotton, for example, because of the dyes and threads. Though itís possible to build bridges with just wood, usually there is use of metal nails and/or rope. Nails in construction is actually a fairly recent development, a lot of construction was timber framing, basically building with joints and pegs. As far as clothing, who says you can't have pre-died items or simply undied? If you're making cloth, why do you need thread. Even if you need thread, what's wrong with making thread out of the same material as the cloth? Like a lot of things in D&D there's a lot of leeway and interpretations of how things work, so do what makes sense to you of course.
  • 08:44 PM - S'mon quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    Yeah, I figured I should include the 5Ed version, just in case. I would suspect- from the examples given- that Fabricate works on more than one material at a time. Clothes are made with more than wool or cotton, for example, because of the dyes and threads. Though itís possible to build bridges with just wood, usually there is use of metal nails and/or rope. Oh definitely. If you have the materials you can make the product (if you have the skill).
  • 08:41 AM - S'mon quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    Hmmm...The 3.5Ed version: Sorry I was going by the 5e version, like most people I keep forgetting about the merged boards. (edit) Both versions say "Product" though the 5e examples make it clearer..

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019



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