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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 12:17 PM
    Too many of them are pretty much made to please the male gaze or stroke patriarchal models the right way. In that regard the series is a let down. So far, only Yogourt stands out, althought the punk aesthetics of Sonnie's Edge sets it appart too. The reference to the deficite in Yogurt as an actual problem that can effect humanity just shows how that concept deeply penetrate pop culture and...
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    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 02:43 AM
    5 says the apocalypse is coming. And nothing else for a while. A no one and him what is up after je was gone for years. Forget lazy writing. This is bad writing.
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    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 02:42 AM
    A show where everyone makes bad decisions all the time is good TV for you? Low standards, man.
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    Monday, 4th March, 2019, 08:47 PM
    The melodrama between the character is pretty stereotypical for TV. A lot of the plot exist because characters do not share info or make stupid choices. It points to lazy writing. The universe seems rich, but underused.
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Monday, 10th December, 2018

  • 06:34 AM - Hussar mentioned Kramodlog in post Review Dragon Heist, Mad Mage, and Ravnica!
    I agree. Ravnica's campaign guide is objectivaly bad for a campaign setting, but you know D&D is good. It reminds me of how people defended the quality fo 4e products and we all know how that ended. Case in point. :D Thank you for being willing to be such a clear demonstration Kramodlog. It does make it much easier.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

  • 01:31 PM - Blue mentioned Kramodlog in post What are you reading? [March 2017]
    Kramodlog wow, those are remarkably similar. Like, what are the odds that was coincidental? Just went to dig a bit and found this: http://io9.gizmodo.com/amazon-pulls-castalia-house-book-for-ripping-off-john-s-1793533638 A choice excerpt: Thereís a reason Beale made a cover that looks exactly like Scalziís, and itís not to ride his coattails. This is all part of Bealeís longstanding feud (or obsession) with Scalzi, who hasnít shied away from criticizing him in the past. Beale has long considered himself Scalziís literary rival, even though theyíre on completely different levels of success. Beale has said and done questionable and offensive things to perpetuate that rivalry, including accusing Scalzi of rape because of a satirical article he wrote in 2012.

Monday, 26th October, 2015


Wednesday, 14th October, 2015

  • 02:33 PM - Sadras mentioned Kramodlog in post Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians
    Yes, that would be why I very specifically stated, "...there must at the very least be a full admission of events." Right, I missed that line. "Islamic history", or "history"? I would say the latter. After all, do we refer to the systemic subjugation of Jews in Europe as "Christian History", or just "history"? This isn't hair splitting but rather pointing out a specific inequity in phrasing, that is aimed at supporting a premise. Islamic. I'm referring to situations where Islam played (in some still plays) a major role in the policies utilised and actions of the government or people at the time against Non-Muslims. I know they have their own in-fighting but I was not addressing that part of the discussion with regards to Islamophobia with @goldomark.

Tuesday, 13th October, 2015

  • 11:43 PM - Sadras mentioned Kramodlog in post Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians
    @goldomark sadly I had a full reply, but it got lost in the submission. I will answer back when I have time available. But I will address one of your's and @Ryujin's comments: As @Ryujin said, there are lots of Imams and Muslims who spoke on such matters. But as you said to him, there aren't enough for you. There will never be enough for you. Very dramatic. You know the people who are lumping Muslims together don't listen to NPR ;) The Muslims of Turkey need to acknowledge the Armenian Persecution and make reparations. The Muslims of Egypt need to acknowledge the injustices against the Copts and make reparations. The Muslims of Pakistan and Bangladesh need to acknowledge their atrocities against the Hindu and Shieks and make reparations...list goes on, including the 200 or so girls that were kidnapped in Nigeria. At least the memes with the ridiculous Michelle Obama were funny. This is very much similar to how South Africa acknowledged the atrocities under the Apartheid Regime, establi...
  • 11:42 PM - Sadras mentioned Kramodlog in post Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians
    double post

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015

  • 09:06 PM - Lhorgrim mentioned Kramodlog in post You can now get a citation for making direct eye contact with a cop
    goldomark, 8 years is incredibly long for a criminal case here. Almost unheard of. I could see a civil case dragging on that long maybe. Here a judge decides bond, and if you make it you're out until trial date. A prosecutor can review the charges and drop them before court if they don't feel it's a good case. Generally officers have immunity if they make a bad arrest, as long as they acted in good faith. I take you in for DUI because you were weaving and had balance issues. I don't smell alcohol but believe you are on prescription meds. You bring a doctor's statement to the prosecutor or to court and show that you have a medical condition that mimics intoxication. Charges are dropped, but the officer isn't charged because the arrest met a reasonableness standard. However, if I stop you and you exhibit no indicators of impaired driving and I arrest you anyway, then I could be charged with false arrest. More likely you would go for a civil payout and try to get the city's insurance t...

Monday, 17th August, 2015

  • 06:33 AM - Hussar mentioned Kramodlog in post The Confederate Flag
    Y'know, it's kinda funny. I work in Japan, teaching English and have done so for a long time. I work at the local Nissan factory here in Kyushu, from time to time. Now, Nissan is owned, at least a large part of it is, by Renault, a French company. The CEO of Nissan is French. Yet, all my students study English. Why would that be? You'd think in a French company, where the local workers have never studied French, they'd be pushing French language studies. Could it be because English is the Lingua Franca of business and the rest of the world is spending billions of dollars on English language education? When a French, German and Japanese businessman sit down together, you can pretty much guarantee that they are speaking English. goldomark made a point that speaking English at work is discriminatory. No, it isn't. Everyone has an equal opportunity to learn English and do business. It would be discriminatory if other languages were accepted, but not French. But, that's not the is...
  • 01:01 AM - Hussar mentioned Kramodlog in post The Confederate Flag
    Look, goldomark, what I've never understood about the separatist movement is this: What do you expect to gain from a separate Quebec? How do you figure that a separate Quebec will be better off than one within confederation? How will a cash strapped newly-independent Quebec stop the Americans from turning you into a giant theme park?

Friday, 14th August, 2015

  • 03:22 AM - Hussar mentioned Kramodlog in post The Confederate Flag
    As I said before, reconciliation not reparation. goldomark's points would carry a lot more water if you didn't have New Brunswick, right next to Quebec, which is a fully integrated, bilingual province with French and English given equal protections and rights. No one complains about New Brunswick being French. And as far as repression or racism goes, Quebec has pretty much everything it ever asked for. It's own police force, it's own legal system (distinct from the rest of Canada), every one of their laws is protected by the Constitution (mostly because a very short time after the Constitution was written in the early 1980's, Quebec invoked the Notwithstanding Clause and made every Quebec law exempt from the Canadian Constitution), there is no barrier to French Canadians getting jobs or education anywhere in Canada, and all of this is paid for in part by the rest of Canada. And, if you want to talk about people making fun of Quebec, umm, what province is exempt from that? Never hea...

Thursday, 13th August, 2015

  • 01:38 AM - Hussar mentioned Kramodlog in post The Confederate Flag
    Just to add a point about the hostility between have and have not provinces. goldomark, there's another reason you don't see quite as open hostility towards, say, Eastern Canada or Manitoba as you do with Quebec. Those places aren't actively trying to break up the country every twenty years and then spending the next twenty years stirring the pot so we can spend another couple of years and hundreds of millions of dollars on yet another failed attempt to leave the country. Nor have those parts of Canada seen terrorists laying pipe bombs and murdering politicians. So, there is a bit of history there that does change how Quebec gets viewed. There is some residual hostility from that.
  • 01:20 AM - Hussar mentioned Kramodlog in post The Confederate Flag
    Yeah, sorry, that took a left turn. Although the idea of racism and ethnic conflict is still there. Rolling this back around. What is needed isn't reparations necessarily but reconciliation. How do the groups figure out how to come together and work past what happened in the past? And make sure that it isn't continuing in the present. It's August, so, here in Japan, we're obviously talking a lot about the war and the bombs. But, it's a very different conversation. Not a pleasant one to be sure, but not really... hostile. For example, Truman's grandson is in Japan. One thing he gets asked about frequently is if he should apologise for what his grandfather did. His answer was pretty clear; what would be the point of apology? Would it resolve anything? Would it help? Better to spread information about the events, so that both sides can try to learn from the experience and move on. And, from the reaction from the Japanese people, that seems to be the right answer. It's not about...

Thursday, 6th August, 2015

  • 07:37 PM - doctorhook mentioned Kramodlog in post Character Narratives Preview from PRIMEVAL THULE
    For Montreal, yeah that sounds about right.lol Yeah, goldomark's posts made a lot more sense to me once I looked at his/her location. The extra abilities are flavorful, but I think 5E characters are powerful enough as is. The per encounter abilities are definitely 5E, more 4E really.I think it's just the language; "cannot use this ability again until you take a short or long rest" is 5E's "once per encounter". I don't know that I like the mixing of backgrounds and combat abilities--it's way too open to abuse.
  • 06:08 PM - doctorhook mentioned Kramodlog in post Character Narratives Preview from PRIMEVAL THULE
    goldomark @Desalus steeldragons "Thule" sounds weird...but not any weirder than "Krynn" or "Oerth" or "Eberron" to me (and I love Eberron). It's just a strange set of sounds for my English tongue, and I'm not used to it yet. Looks like a cool setting though; I'll kick that starter.

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015

  • 04:33 PM - Hussar mentioned Kramodlog in post So, 5e OGL
    See, I'm not sure if that's fair goldomark. I think that perception is a bit... biased. I look at EN World's Reviews of WOTC's adventures, and I get 19 products. Only three of those 19 are ranked at around 50% approval. Seven are ranked at over 80%. Just about half. Not a bad bunch of reviews really. But, for some reason, people insist that WOTC has such a bad reputation for adventures. I'm not really sure that that's warranted to be honest. It's more that WOTC just, for a long time, was never really interested in producing adventures. But, several seasons of organised play later, I'm thinking they've got their game together.

Friday, 1st May, 2015

  • 07:02 PM - redrick mentioned Kramodlog in post [UPDATED] Dragon+: An Official D&D iOS App
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  • 04:46 PM - SkidAce mentioned Kramodlog in post [UPDATED] Dragon+: An Official D&D iOS App
    Mistwell and goldomark , please let this thread be... I may agree/disagree with various points, but not here, not again?
  • 12:38 PM - Mercurius mentioned Kramodlog in post [UPDATED] Dragon+: An Official D&D iOS App
    While I'm glad this is out, goldomark has a point. From a cursory scan through the product it reminds me a bit of the "WotC Presents" and the "Dungeon Survival Guide" that came out betwen 3.5 and 4E - more of a product about products than an actual product of content. But here's the other thing: maybe this is fine. D&D really needs a "town crier," a kind of central location for the community to get news and little tid-bits to encourage interest. Maybe Dragon+ can be that. I personally am not thrilled about what I've seen so far - it does seem like more of an advertisement and doesn't have the "warm and fuzzy" feeling that the print mag had, but it is something. But here's the best thing of all: That it is, and that we didn't know about it until it was available to us. That implies that there are more surprises in store, or at least their could be. And that feeling of "could be" is a spark of magic all on its own.

Saturday, 25th April, 2015

  • 03:29 AM - Hussar mentioned Kramodlog in post The Realms WILL Be Updated!
    So, goldomark and Shasarak, in a thread that has nothing to do with cancelled products, your reason for bringing up Mearls' tweet was what?


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Monday, 4th March, 2019

  • 09:40 PM - Istbor quoted Kramodlog in post Umbrella Academy - Not bad, not great
    The melodrama between the character is pretty stereotypical for TV. A lot of the plot exist because characters do not share info or make stupid choices. It points to lazy writing. The universe seems rich, but underused. People keep secrets and do make stupid choices, whether due to incomplete information, or without thinking things through, maybe even just due to their personal skewed look at events. What you call lazy, I call an attempt at realism.
  • 09:28 PM - jmucchiello quoted Kramodlog in post Big Changes in ICv2's RPG Industry Charts, as Pathfinder Drops Off Before 2E's Release!
    They can't change too much. PF pas build on its backward compatibility with 3.5. Straying too far away from PF might turn off the base. The playtest strayed quite a distance from 3.5. (I'm probably one of those folks though who will feel it isn't far enough of a change.)
  • 08:57 PM - Azgulor quoted Kramodlog in post Big Changes in ICv2's RPG Industry Charts, as Pathfinder Drops Off Before 2E's Release!
    They can't change too much. PF pas build on its backward compatibility with 3.5. Straying too far away from PF might turn off the base. I'm part of the PF1 base. Actually, I was part of the 'PF1 Forever' Brigade. I'm anxiously awaiting PF2 as the changes they are looking to implement look as though they're reworking fundamental aspects of the d20 engine for the better. Given that PF2 appears to be easier to run and promises easy conversion of PF1 material (a PF1 module was converted on the fly during a podcast), backwards compatibility doesn't appear to be much of an issue. In the event someone was holding on to PF1 as a way to use 3.5 material, they were likely never going to switch to PF2. When PF1 was a year or two old, backwards compatibility was a big deal. PF1 is 10 years old and Paizo has already developed material for that system that improved upon or replaced 3.x versions.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019

  • 11:46 PM - Blue quoted Kramodlog in post What are you Reading? Jaunty January 2019 edition
    Trilogies and sequels turn me off. By principale I try to stick to just the first tomes of series. Trilogies and sequels are too much a cash grab nowadays. Stories do not need to be stretched that much (with exceptions). Often the best part is there in the first tome anyway, and I'm not disappointed witht the rest of the novels who often aren't as good as the firstone. Sequel written 20 years after the original (like the sequel to Mote) turn me off even more, as they are even more of a cash grab rather than inspired work. I hear what you are saying, and there's a lot of cases I agree but not always. Sometimes book are legitimately planned as trilogies. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin is a fantastic book - and really the first part of a larger story. For some series (ongoing, vs. -ology of a single story), I've found that the protagonist gets better over time, both with maturation of the character since you need to keep providing change and growth, but also as the writer really fin...
  • 07:43 PM - Ralif Redhammer quoted Kramodlog in post What are you Reading? Jaunty January 2019 edition
    Thatís an intense read, absolutely. And in this day and age, I think, important reading. I finished Myke Coleís The Armored Saint. Packed a heck of a punch. Finished Time-Life Books: The Enchanted World: Wizards and Witches. Man, that series is just gorgeous. And I also finished Charlie Holmbergís The Plastic Magician. Good stuff, too. Now Iím going for some Appendix N reading with Abraham Merrittís The Moon Pool. Now I'll start A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller. Another sci-fi classic.
  • 03:47 AM - Blue quoted Kramodlog in post What are you Reading? Jaunty January 2019 edition
    I just finished A Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Very engrossing this story of first contact with aliens. Well paced. The foreshadowing and the reveals are mastered to perfection. Ashame that there is only one woman in the novel and that she is an emotional bleading heart. A true classic none the less. So captivating. I really enjoyed Mote. It does have a sequel, but while a solid story doesn't have the same scope of world building. Now I'll start A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller. Another sci-fi classic. Thumbs up.

Saturday, 5th January, 2019

  • 05:40 PM - Michael Dean quoted Kramodlog in post Hobby Games: It Was a Very Good Year
    Your anecdotal experience doesn't mean anything. Popularity doesn't mean anything either. The Transformers films were popular, but are objectively terrible. The irony of this statement is amusing. Please point us to this definitive objective standard you keep referencing. Until then, I'll just keep assuming that you don't understand the difference between subjective and objective.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019

  • 12:09 PM - Morrus quoted Kramodlog in post Matt Colville, and Most Tolkien Critics, Are Wrong
    Who is this Colville and why should I care? You don't have to care. Why not find a thread you do care about?
  • 04:03 AM - Olaf the Stout quoted Kramodlog in post Hobby Games: It Was a Very Good Year
    Since when is the quality of D&D books "objectively" bad?Since 4e? I kid, I kid. Since the first AP book Hoard of the Dragon Queen. Quality has varied, but stuff like Hoard, Storm King, Sword Coast, the Big Book of Beholder Random Tables, Mordenkainen, Tales of Yawn Cause Designers couldn't make an effort, Dungeon of the Lazy Designers, the MtG Campaign world that isn't MtG or a campaign book, are bad. Your anecdotal experience doesn't mean anything. Popularity doesn't mean anything either. The Transformers films were popular, but are objectively terrible. Ah, so my anecdotal experience doesn't mean anything, but your 'objective' opinion without any actual facts to back it up (i.e. anecdotal experience) does. Gotcha.
  • 01:19 AM - Olaf the Stout quoted Kramodlog in post Hobby Games: It Was a Very Good Year
    It means the quality of D&D books is objectively bad What? Since when is the quality of D&D books "objectively" bad? I'd love to know where you're get that from, because I haven't seen many negative reviews of 5E books and my group is enjoying the heck out of our game right now. We finished the PotA campaign and are halfway through ToA. The ToA campaign is probably the most fun I've had as a player in over 25 years of gaming.

Tuesday, 1st January, 2019

  • 08:43 PM - Michael Dean quoted Kramodlog in post Hobby Games: It Was a Very Good Year
    This growth is terrible. It means WotC has no incentive to increase the quality of D&D supplements. What a waste. This statement doesn't make any sense. How does one have anything to do with the other? Apparently, the quality is just fine for a lot of people. Or did you mean WOTC has no incentive to tailor their supplements to you, personally?

Monday, 10th December, 2018

  • 06:34 AM - Hussar quoted Kramodlog in post Review Dragon Heist, Mad Mage, and Ravnica!
    I agree. Ravnica's campaign guide is objectivaly bad for a campaign setting, but you know D&D is good. It reminds me of how people defended the quality fo 4e products and we all know how that ended. Case in point. :D Thank you for being willing to be such a clear demonstration Kramodlog. It does make it much easier.

Saturday, 8th December, 2018


Thursday, 6th December, 2018

  • 04:10 PM - Parmandur quoted Kramodlog in post Review Dragon Heist, Mad Mage, and Ravnica!
    So you do not have the numbers and can't back what you advanced. I can back my position perfectly well. Do you have numbers that show the adventures are not selling well? :)
  • 02:32 PM - chibi graz'zt quoted Kramodlog in post Review Dragon Heist, Mad Mage, and Ravnica!
    I'm fascinated by how the enthousiasm over new DnD books is low right now (my metric is how few people flock to review them nowadays, and how poorly they are rated), but sales of all DnD products are up 30% each years. I wonder if books aren't the source of revenues they were and DMsguild and other licenses are driving it. D&D has never been more popular, or sold more ;-) I see books reviewed just as regularly as before; I recommend you expand your web searches. New York times just dropped an article about the ever growing popularity of D&D. Yes, the New York Times.
  • 02:06 PM - vincegetorix quoted Kramodlog in post Review Dragon Heist, Mad Mage, and Ravnica!
    So not that different from EW, and thus EW reviews are representative. uh...not really. Reddit is the place you go to see character illustrations (mainly anime style) and new DM arguing that a steampunk or post-magic-apocalyptic-no-gods-nor-magic setting is an interesting new concept. Enworld is the place I go when I want to see elderly people arguing for 100 pages on important subjects such as: - Was the font used in Basic Rules better than the one used in an obscure supplement from 2e edition. - The true etymological meaning of a specific term used in a special edition of the fiend folio only available in Djibouti. - Were the eyelashes of Gygax longer on its left eye or the right one. You see, very different. :P


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