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    Today, 03:04 AM
    Had a thought of the new Terminator trailer. They might subvert expectations by having the new girl they save be the new Sarah Connor and her child is the new resistance leader. With altered timelines you can even justify it in universe. But if they do that and basically retcon John Connor out it makes T1 and T2 pointless and those are the two movies people like. That's not going to go...
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    Today, 02:43 AM
    Cantrips are fine they deal less damage than say attacks. The few classes that get ability score to damage on cantrips get it at higher level or give up spellcasting power to do it. Eg Warlock. A Warlord with 4E type powers for example should be competitive over say a cleric. It doesn't have to use magic for example. Clerics don't deal that much damage with their weapons they are a...
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    Today, 01:29 AM
    It's not at will though. A fighter giving up an attack is a lot different than a support class. You also need the Battlemaster Fighter plus Rogue plus the right maneoveur chosen to enable it. Say you had a cleric with at will attack granting. Yes I know a warlord isn't a cleric but I would assume it would have some nice abilities instead of spells. When I made a warlord concept for 5E...
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    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    It's more for IRL. For example if I want to play Castles and Crusades I have 3 or 4 phb and a printout of the PDFs plus hard covers of the other books. Each player can have one, they have decent production values. Generally recruit 3E and 5E players, I can explain the guts of the rules in about 5 minutes. Presenting stuff in ways modern players can understand is key. I don't use THAC0 for...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Sounds like a Crystal sphere. Dyson spheres are usually a lit smaller than a solar system normally 1AU. Even one that size is huge in area. You could fit the Star Wars Galactic Empire and WH40k Empire of man in it and use less than 1% of the surface.
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    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    Depends if you can also get players. Something in print helps. 4E could prolly do with some streamlining, overhauled skill system etc.
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    What's wrong with pee wee Herman PS3 cgi Terminator?
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    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    It's a globe apparently according to GRR Martin. The title sequence is just to look cool. TV show also has comets.
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    Yesterday, 05:59 AM
    I liked the last Godzilla movies and some of the old Japanese ones I watched circa 1991/2. IDK if I'll go to the movies but would watch on Netflix or Amazon.
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    Yesterday, 05:25 AM
    Isn't this kind of Sigil? Or the Hollow World. How big is this sphere? The ideas not bad though.
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    Yesterday, 05:20 AM
    It's because of the Rogue class and some if the other heavy hitters. 4E rogue sneak attack doesn't scale like 3E and 5E. At will attack granting wouldn't be as bad in OSR games but slightly OP. In 5E attack granting is a short rest ability, in 3E it was a level 1 or 2 spell.
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    Yesterday, 03:39 AM
    As for the warlord you could have one I. 5E that does 95% of the 4E one. Even if you don't like partial healing mechanically you can make it work. The main thing is at will attack granting. Doesn't work so well in the 5E context due to class design. If you cloned 4E and had different class design that's not a problem. Even if you made a variant 5E with tweaked monsters, and 4E type...
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    Yesterday, 03:22 AM
    Going by the online numbers 4E has enough players to susain a clone as its bigger than most of the OSR games, but not bigger than the OSR overall. Leally you can do it the main problems being. 1. Its a lot of work. Writing RPG materials is hard, you can clone D&D/OSR fairly easy. 3 Books the size of 3E/4E/5E is bigger than all the clones I can think of. 2. A lot of 4E players don't want...
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    Yesterday, 01:47 AM
    I watched it on YouTube, I assume it's still up.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 11:37 PM
    Hero might not be needed you can get it on the world building. Game of Thrones for example or a flashback to the past setting up the events for the book. Main thing is the hook is interesting.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 11:11 PM
    Rewatched it slow mo. Speculation judgement day is happening in the movie as they are fleeing to Mexico which is outside the fallout zone. Plus looks like refugees later in the clip. The hybrid she is from the future, looks like an arrival scene when she is naked. She is probably a machine vs a hybrid but it looks like they are drawing on elements of T3 and Salvation. For example she thinks...
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 11:00 PM
    They think literacy in some parts of the world were higher than we thought. In Rome for example in Pompeii they have found prices written on walls. The Byzantines also had higher literacy rates. It's not mass literacy but likely higher than we have thought. And in D&D you have things like Elves and other long lived races. FR did account for D&Disms as scholars for example know...
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 03:00 PM
    Fur,hair and grass cost a lot to animate. They probably preferred spending the money on other effects.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 11:44 AM
    It would be effective just like IRL for the same reasons. The key difference is magical protections and guardians. That librarian could be a silver Dragon. Some libraries would be warded vs fire. Literacy was also higher in parts of the world than expected so the population can probably read better than IRL due to things like God's if knowledge. So unless you have an equivalent if the dark...
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 11:31 AM
    Scuttlebutt is it has 3 meanings. 1. Anakin's origins 2. Rey is a Skywalker 3. Skywalker is a new force tradition. So if Rey is a Skywalker she might not be related as such. In the new canon it's been heavily implied Palpatine is Anakin's father. So Rey might also be a 2.0 attempt, who knows.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 08:40 AM
    The convention GRR Martin was talking about is here in New Zealand. The lake of sulfur is on White Island. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whakaari_/_White_Island And a free trip more details TBA. https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/112994524/air-new-zealand-to-fly-20-game-of-thrones-fans-to-nz-at-george-rr-martins-request
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 04:59 AM
    You can't use Dragonborn, Warlords, Tieflings etc as they are not covered. The OSR products often use their own xp tables, and a lot of terms are OGL. To be safe you have to use terminology from 3E or your own. Fighter, Cleric etc are fine, Warlord is not. You probably can't use the 4E round structure either and power source s would also be iffy. The OSR games are not that pure in terms...
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 04:27 AM
    Nope the music was bad.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 03:49 AM
    What's worse Salvation or Genysis? Anyone else watch Sarah Connor Chronicles?
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 01:44 AM
    Short and sweet, teases things you probably want to know answers to. Good trailer.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 01:42 AM
    Yeah that works. It's kind of what I thought saw a bit of the last 3 movies in the trailer. Pee Wee Herman was kind of from T3, the hybrid from Salvation.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 11:54 PM
    Music and pee wee Herman Terminator we're meh. Didn't care to much for plane fight it's modern Hollywood.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 11:17 PM
    Think there's 3 models in the trailer. Arnie might not be one and could be a human I suppose. Looked alright, just wonder if T2 painted them into a corner in terms of Terminator design. Why build a mix of liquid metal and normal metal terminators. Unless liquid metal is in short supply. Hopefully it is good, still like T3 and Sarah Connor Chronicles the other two movies not so much.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 09:18 PM
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Stellaris Europa Universalis IV Crusader Kings II Mass Effect 1,2,3 Grand Theft Auto 5 Star Wars Empire at War Fallout 4 Tomb Raider series
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 09:11 PM
    I expect the Knights of Ren to get chopped into little bits.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 12:29 PM
    Point.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Yeah using 3E license would be the idea if you want to publish. Doesn't mean you have to use 3E though.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 11:24 AM
    I used the 4E engine for my game, mixed with some OSR and 3E stuff. Updated it to 5E as it's easier to explain. Kept the table from the 4E phb for combat conditions so you get +2 to hit for flanking for example. Uses 3E weapons and armor, 5E type crits, and feats are a combination of 3E and 4E. It's a lot of work and not happy with my cleric so I'll tweak that. You probably want 2 to 5...
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 07:50 AM
    I like theory crafting, I'm not doing the work my pet us more advanced b/x using 5E rules and microfeats.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 12:51 AM
    Small scale maybe OSR style.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 11:05 PM
    For whatever reason there seems to be an idea that you can't clone 4E using the existing OGL rules. You can use the 5E engine (or 3E even) to clone any edition of D&D you like. You won't have something 100% but you can probably get it to 90% and you can probably remove the treadmill effect of 4E or use a blend of that and the 5E system to pull it off. For example your proficiency bonus could be...
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 10:43 PM
    Well Vanity Fair has more details on the Rise of Skywalker. http://whatculture.com/film/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-9-major-things-revealed-by-vanity-fair As per usual say what you want the visuals look great. Things I liked in the link above. 1. Origins of the First Order explored if you read the books/comics/wikis/cartoon they cover this in more detail but details have been...
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 09:08 PM
    I very rarely review stuff and almost never give a one or five star review. 5 stars are the best of the best, a one star product is trash. If something's bad I would normally give it a 2/5.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 08:25 PM
    HRE was not politically unified though. The various prince etc ruled independent realms. Westeros had 300 odd years of peace with a few small rebellions like the Blackfyre one. My expectations were that neither Jon or Dany would get the throne (to obvious).
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 07:59 PM
    Not many iirc. I was thinking earlier France. 4 wars in almost 200 years isn't that bad, my country has been in more than that. External though.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 09:54 AM
    IDK one star for the Forest Oracle seems fair. Worst 5E hardcover would be 2.5 maybe 2 being harsh.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 09:42 AM
    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.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 08:13 AM
    Ratings that low you would expect major screw ups. Takes From the Yawning Portal wasn't great but would give it something like 3.5/5. Wait to see where it levels out.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 05:13 AM
    Bad idea overall I wouldn't enforce the gender rules for 1E. It might make sense in some ultra gritty and realistic rpg but I probably wouldn't want to play such a system.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 01:08 AM
    Land Druid Forest. It's not perfect but it's about the closest you can get. It's closer to the 2E one though.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 12:04 AM
    Can you give me a timeframe? France was not unified at one point and they had the hugenots and that crusade I'll have to look up. Are you meaning France between the Hundred Years War and reformation or post 30 Years War? Westeros also lacks a lot of things causing that conflict. War of the 5 Kings was political for the most part.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 11:46 PM
    I'm not ignoring it up there were other wars elsewhere . Look at the 20th century with entirely different forms of government. Or the War if the Roses which GoT is based on. You're going to have wars regardless.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 11:30 PM
    HRE had lots if religious strife and different cultures. Westeros only really has one plus Dorne. The 7 is also the default faith for most of Westeros with a little old God's in the north. France had big problems with the reformation and the decentralized nobles.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 11:17 PM
    There's lots of wars anytime I don't think government forms mitigate that. Might be getting a bit close to the no politic thing thing though. Humans are good at being cruel to each other.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 11:01 PM
    A lot if that was due to the reformation, which caused problems elsewhere with different government systems. Every government system seems to have problems, Democracy hasn't been around that long either and has issues. Seems to be more of a human thing.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 10:51 PM
    I haven't done anything to get around the controls thought you unblocked me. The chain posting problem went away a couple of weeks ago when the forums updated. There's another poster with the same problem so guessing it's a technical problem.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 10:48 PM
    I'm open to most stories as long as they don't butcher existing lore and characters. Luke for example. 4E nuking the Realms was a bridge to far 3.0s wasn't to bad. I'm big on character development and world building. Special effects only to enhance the story. Not a massive fan of transformers for example. There's certain franchises I don't know that much about but I know enough that...
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 10:41 PM
    Her vengeance was always focused on people who wronged her not random Innocents. It was also the speed of her heel turn. Her burning down the red keep with innocents in it makes sense. Nuking KL not so much. Her heel turn was done poorly, basically flick a switch. This was against a backdrop of night King doesn't matter, Cersei is the villain now nope she's dead now as well now it's Dany....
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 09:56 PM
    It lasted a very long time and it's not like anything else is that stable either. In their world it makes sense no point gambling on over throwing a dynasty when you can get elected. In theory it would keep the blood bath down.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 11:57 AM
    I liked it more than I thought I would. Some things made sense at least relative to the rest of the season. Episode 3 to 5 inflicted most of the damage.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 11:02 AM
    One of the most successful monarchies of all time had a 7 elector system. It also makes sense in Westeros, how they executed it and who they elected is another matter.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 10:25 AM
    More 1E to 2E than a .5 edition.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 09:57 AM
    It's a big world, the south is mostly unknown, not much about Valeria is known, Asshai is potentially interesting. My sister in law has the world atlas. Execution would be everything.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 08:58 AM
    If 6E is an evolution of 5E or isn't to revolutionary you will have a mild edition war. If they go full derp mode expect a nasty one.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 05:51 AM
    I couldn't fix it. It stopped after an update I think it's a board technical glitch.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 04:39 AM
    Watched seasons 1 to 6 just before season 7 landed and rewatched 7 a few months ago. You do get the you're dead now effect a lot. Right before season 3 landed we had 3 families binge watch season 2 then watch the start of season 3 that night. It's been an event/ride.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 04:00 AM
    It's easy to use most people will know what you are talking about.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 03:59 AM
    I doubt we would see Sean Bean. He is 30 odd years to old for staring in Roberts rebellion. Recasting popular actors is difficult.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 03:20 AM
    Well Game of Thrones has finished and the tears are flowing. Being generous the last 2 seasons were a bit rushed, being less generous they botched the season/show. This is particularly noticeable by how good the show was back in seasons 1-4. There was no real gradual decline (well OK season 5 and 6 perhaps) but the show fell off a cliff season 7 or 8 YMMV. I would argue this is because they...
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 01:12 AM
    The ones that make the most sense. 1. Ancient past, Bran the Builder etc. 2. Arya goes west. Finds Dragoneggs perhaps, Drogon is still out there . 3. Roberts rebellion. Maybe to close to the current show. 4. Targaryen invasion of Westeros. 300 years ago but we already know the results.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 01:00 PM
    My favorite reaction. Today Brock Lesnar won the money in the bank briefcase without being entered in the match. Still makes more sense than this episode.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 12:10 PM
    The big unresolved question though is... What is Brans tax policy now he had the Iron Chair? They have a fleet, sewage system and brothels to rebuild.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 11:58 AM
    Who knows or cares previous plots don't matter. Best season Eva!!!!!!
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 11:56 AM
    D&D might turn in a good Star Wars. It's a lot shorter but they might need different writers. D&D direct, Dave Filoni produces, Drew Kapeshyn writes.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 10:58 AM
    Yeah it ended a bit better than I thought. Elective monarchy makes a lot of sense, Jon got a happy ending of sorts. Sansa as Queen of the North makes sense. Overall execution of the season though. Bran is the Prince that was promised? Drogon also survived. I also liked Jon's ending. F this Ima off with Tormond and mah doggie.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 08:29 AM
    How many have tried 2E using BAB? I have a word document with the conversions and a few houserules- no level limits tweaked humans. Quite enjoyed it circa 2013.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 06:08 AM
    Dany losing it and destroying the red keep (Innocents and all) makes sense. Her turn to full on nutter was handled poorly.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 03:14 AM
    4E would be over represented in a least favorite edition poll. 4E is also over represented in online message boards, out in the wild in online tables it's around 1%. The fans also spilt the other editions. I voted 2E next favorite is B/X then 1E then 3.X. Doesn't mean I dislike those editions. Hardcore fans of 4E also don't tend to like any other edition, at least they don't say anything...
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 03:09 AM
    Can't decide if its 2e or 3.5. To me 2e will always have a mystique that nothing can compare with. If it had the sorcerer it would be perfect to me. On the other hand 3.5 is the whole opposite, it has the sorcerer and I feel comfortable with it.
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 08:09 AM
    I liked season one, not one of the best but was hooked all those years ago. Pacing was good. I recommend buying marshmellows, popcorn and a nice seat for tomorrow. It's going to be a meltdown of epic proportions, that petition is going to have 2 million+ signatures this time next week.
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 03:29 AM
    Voted for 2E as it has options and has aged the best plus settings. Played all the old ones in the last 5 years and 2E is one of the better ones along with B/X.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 11:08 AM
    Na we have Bat Sparkles. Still might surprise us. Go to it with low expectations and you might get pleasantly surprised. I did that for Terminator 3. Failing that watch it drunk. Might be good, remember George Clooney.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:44 AM
    We watched them and they were alright but dumped the lot. Gotham, Agents, Arrow, Flash all went downhill. Luke Cage and Jessica Jones were better but got cancelled. Iron Fist was just bad.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:38 AM
    I'll add a plus one for Fauda and Money Heist on Netflix for foreign language stuff. Waiting on season 3 for both. 3% has a good season one and decent season 2. Sense 8 had good season one, average season 2 but got cancelled.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:14 AM
    Yes I have read them. They look alright.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 12:43 AM
    There's some in Quests of Doom, no idea if they are any good.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 11:54 PM
    Michael Keaton is a great actor. He even nailed Ray Kroc in The Founder on Netflix. Have not watched a Batman movie since the Dark Knight. When you basically nail perfection anything else is gonna look bad.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 11:50 PM
    Remake petition just under 900k.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 11:09 PM
    Gnome Paladin theocracies. More diverse settings. It's a bit to easy. Grittiness.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 11:06 PM
    GFB isn't useless it's just good on classes you you may not expect like arcane clerics. Sorcerers and Bladesingers are a bit more obvious.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 10:35 PM
    Season 5 looks better by comparison now. Season 6 is probably the best one in the second half of the show. Season 7 was when it started to feel rushed. If you watch the earlier ones it's really a series of short cutscenes of around 5 or 6 minutes. That was enough to cover the plot and character development. Leaves episode 2 as the peak of this season IMHO.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 11:39 AM
    Yeah I didn't mind Solo that much. Enjoyed it even. Hopefully see some more Star Wars with less of a focus on the force.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 09:15 AM
    That's no longer true though. Solo was a flop. Rian had his chance, blew it and is now going to do made for tv. D&D 4/8 you get something great, 1/8 something good, 2/ 8 ok, 1/8 TLJ 2.0. They don't have anything to adapt though they don't seem to do to well without a blueprint. Maybe D_D can do something good.
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Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

  • 11:22 AM - Aldarc mentioned Zardnaar in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    Why would you want to do this? The point of 5e is that it's not 4e.His intent was clear. 4e has a more restricted license for developing potential content whereas 5e does not. So if one wants to expand content for something more 4e like (or an evolution thereof), then 5e would potentially serve as a better chassis due to its less restricted license. So how would one do that. If you wouldn't, then that's fine. Zardnaar, I would also look at the d20 3.X license as well, especially given how 13th Age was developed.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

  • 04:58 AM - Maxperson mentioned Zardnaar in post Is RPGing a *literary* endeavour?
    That they are dancing is more about content than description. The thing that makes the scene more interesting is that the kobolds are dancing for some reason, not how the GM describes the dance It's not, or at least it's not entirely content. Dancing is a description of what the kobolds are doing up on the hill. Dancing is also content. This brings me back(again) to the point I made pages ago. Both qualitative description AND content are both necessary to make an interesting scene. One without the other is going to be dull. Also not sure why my posts keep including that quote I think it has something to do with multiquoting. Zardnaar was driving Morrus crazy with it in a thread recently. Maybe one of them could help you figure out how to stop quoting it.

Friday, 10th May, 2019

  • 05:05 PM - Yaarel mentioned Zardnaar in post What is the most powerful spell?
    Zardnaar, Stalker0 Based on popular demand, Guidance 0 ranks as the best cantrip. So, people would rather have the Guidance cantrip than have the Eldritch Blast cantrip. (Really?)

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

  • 04:51 PM - OlegRu mentioned Zardnaar in post Help me with good RP/Optimization balance for Half-Elf (probably)Valor Bard (archer?)
    Yes! Heck that's a story all by itself! So you *call* yourself a skald, and you even have the entertainer background (BTW, SUPER IMPORTANT: If you are new to 5e, be sure to read the background chapter! It's not just roleplaying fluff, half your skills can come from your background. It's like a mini-class!). You know how to heal, you know how to fight (pact of the blade maybe?), you know how to sing... but you have a secret. You really didn't have that *spark* that distinguishes great bards (ie the one with bardic magic) from others. Until one day, you met that mysterious teacher... Thanks for the replies @Paul Farquhar @Zardnaar and @Ancalagon, and all due respect, but I really want to stick to playing a bard and just interested in having him be an archer so that he can deal some attack damage/and survive combat because he's further from the worst monsters. Things like Paladin, Warlock wouldn't match his backstory or the way I want to RP him.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

  • 02:57 AM - OlegRu mentioned Zardnaar in post Help me with good RP/Optimization balance for Half-Elf (probably)Valor Bard (archer?)
    So from reading all of the replies, here are my follow-up ideas/questions for you guys - @Zardnaar, @TwoSix, @Mistwell, @Tony Vargas, @Treantmonklvl20 I'll format this to go by topic: Is there something you'd recommend outside an archer bard that would fit my char's style (maybe some simple-type multiclass I mentioned in the OP or something else)? Also, is a ranged bard preferable to keep him safer due to lower defense/HP and for spell concentration? Ability Scores: Cool so I'll probably take the STR10 DEX16 CON12 INT10 WIS12 CHA16 then. (I care about strength as I'd like to have decent athletics score and wisdom, again, for the skills) Although, I'm a bit worried regarding the CON - I've seen a lot of talk that it's important - for concentration I think? So in order to avoid issues casting, I should equip just a sword if I'm not using ranged at the moment, not the shield? (and keep shield around just in case, but I'm not sure when I'd use it) For armor, yeah I don't want penalties to stealth as I'd like my char to be able to sneak around in the wilderness camouflaged or ...

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Monday, 22nd April, 2019

  • 03:38 PM - Elfcrusher mentioned Zardnaar in post WotC hiring software developer
    Not really. Yes, things take more time when something goes wrong, but Hofstadter's Law is less about things going wrong, and m ore about how poorly humans estimate. Basically, even if everything goes well, your estimate of completion date will still be wrong. And in case @Zardnaar missed the subtlety (and the joke) of Hofstadter's Law: it's recursive. Even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law, you are underestimating, no matter how many times you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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  • 09:43 PM - CleverNickName mentioned Zardnaar in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    And Tazawa takes the lead! There's only 10 hours remaining, and most online prediction tools are telling us that Mort and Zardnaar are in the best position to win. (My spreadsheet, on the other hand, is stubbornly suggesting either Mistwell or Morrus for the win.) Critters are crazy, though...we likely won't know for sure until after tonight's show.
  • 03:45 PM - hawkeyefan mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Zardnaar If you clicked the Multi-Quote button on any posts, they will often remain selected and then be quoted in any future replies. You may have to go to the actual post, and deselect the Multi-Quote buttons on those posts. No 100% sure that's what's happening for you, but I've had that issue at times in the past, so that may be it.


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Sunday, 26th May, 2019

  • 01:05 AM - Giltonio_Santos quoted Zardnaar in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    In 5E attack granting is a short rest ability, in 3E it was a level 1 or 2 spell. My point is that battle masters can effectively do it at will. From my experience, most 5e fights will last 2-3 rounds, and characters will take a short rest after fighting 2-3 combats. If granting an additional sneak attack to a rogue every round was game-breaking, it would be breaking games by now. I don't think that's the case.

Saturday, 25th May, 2019

  • 11:34 PM - Immortal Sun quoted Zardnaar in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    Depends if you can also get players. Something in print helps. 4E could prolly do with some streamlining, overhauled skill system etc. My biggest limitation on getting players is the awful stigma 4E has been saddled with. There's nothing wrong with the system, it's just really different and grogs hate it. I've probably met more people who hate it and have never played, than people who have played and come away unhappy; and even among the latter, much like 5E, it's a matter of expectations. 5E isn't other editions. 4E is just moreso not other editions. Going into either expecting them to be something they're not is a recipe for being unhappy. Some corner-case RPG is not going to be "in print" in the same context as say, 5E. No, PDFs aren't the same, but for $8 you can pick up the PHB from DriveThruRPG, or you can get it for about $10 (after shipping) on ebay. Some hypothetical 4E retroclone is not going to be stocked on the shelves of your FLGS.
  • 06:16 PM - Immortal Sun quoted Zardnaar in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    2. A lot of 4E players don't want to change that much. Aside from making combats go a little faster, which 4E solved itsself later on, I really think this is spot-on about how I feel about 4E. I don't want a "similar but different" system, I think 4E is good right where it is. It's already D&D but different and I've got no problems with that. There's a lot of posts between this one and yours that are just stand out examples of what I don't want. I'm not looking for a grindy, dungeon-crawley game. I'm not looking for a combat-centric system (D&D is already combat-centric, but contextually even moreso within that). I'm looking for a game that: balances martial and casters. A game that provides roughly equal progression tracks (IE: no quadratic vs linear power development). A game that clearly delineates tiers of play. A game that allows me to design monsters to be "special" without needing to bloat their construction with existing feats or classes. A game that aims for a more "hero...
  • 09:52 AM - Paul Farquhar quoted Zardnaar in post Setting Idea: Arcane Dyson Sphere
    It's a globe apparently according to GRR Martin. The title sequence is just to look cool. TV show also has comets. It could still be a globe, and have the people living on the inside (or both inside and outside). There are alternative ways to explain comets. "A ball of ice falling through space" is only a modern one (and wouldn't explain why the one in GoT is red). I believe the hollow sphere globe does actually appear in background shots in the Magister's hall as well as in the credit sequence. But GRRM's world does understand the difference between what is true, and what people believe, and takes a "neither confirm nor deny" approach.
  • 07:57 AM - pemerton quoted Zardnaar in post [4e] OSR Clone
    You can't use Dragonborn, Warlords, Tieflings etc as they are not covered. Warlord should not be a problem in my opinion. Many OGL products have classes that have similar or the same name as D&D. WotC can copyright the Warlord as a specific thing, but the actual Word Warlord should be able to be used in an OGL product. Obviously, just as with the other classes (and this would apply to ANY class) it cannot be a copy and paste job and must be original and in accordance with the OGL. As Warlord as a description of a military leader has been in use for over a millennia, I do not see a difficulty in using it in the same context as it's dictionary definition for a class that operates as a leader. It should be fine using it as a class name in relation to the dictionary meaning which WotC cannot copyright (unless they take a LOT more than simply one small group to court). If people still feel it is problematic we could change it's term to Military officer or Regal, Noble, or something...
  • 03:51 AM - Giltonio_Santos quoted Zardnaar in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    The main thing is at will attack granting. Doesn't work so well in the 5E context due to class design. If you cloned 4E and had different class design that's not a problem. Why do you think so? With 4-6 superiority dice renewable with a short rest, Battle Masters can effectively grant attacks to their allies at will, while still getting to attack, if they're 5th level or higher. Looking at the 4e version of Commander's Strike, I can't see what's in it that would make a direct translation more complicated.

Friday, 24th May, 2019

  • 10:11 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted Zardnaar in post TERMINATOR DARK FATE | OFFICIAL HD TRAILER #1 | 2019
    Anyone else watch Sarah Connor Chronicles? Yep!
  • 09:41 PM - Mustrum_Ridcully quoted Zardnaar in post TERMINATOR DARK FATE | OFFICIAL HD TRAILER #1 | 2019
    Anyone else watch Sarah Connor Chronicles? Was great while it lasted. Along with a wonderful soundtrack by Bear McCreary.
  • 04:35 PM - Umbran quoted Zardnaar in post Burning books question
    It would be effective just like IRL for the same reasons. Only if your world also has the printing press, or magical equivalent, such that books are mass-produced*. Go try to write out an entire book longhand, legibly - at a quality that someone would actually want to buy. It is very time-intensive, and requires significant skill. If that's the way books are made, they remain expensive and rare, and mass burning an unlikely occurrence. *Implying paper is mass produced. Which implies significant logging industries, etc...
  • 03:27 PM - Sadras quoted Zardnaar in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 5
    Fur,hair and grass cost a lot to animate. They probably preferred spending the money on other effects. They paid for Jaime and Cersei in the final episode when they could have just used the golden hand to signify they were dead within the rubble. Although they did save on the makeup costs having the crushing debris not matter, and there was also only one layer of bricks so that was nice that Tyrion never had to dig very far.
  • 02:00 PM - Voadam quoted Zardnaar in post [4e] OSR Clone
    You can't use Dragonborn, Warlords, Tieflings etc as they are not covered. Dragonborn and Tieflings and Warlocks are in the 5e srd 5.1. Warlords are not.
  • 10:33 AM - Imaculata quoted Zardnaar in post New Star Wars Episode IX Photos
    I expect the Knights of Ren to get chopped into little bits. I'm looking forward to it.
  • 05:40 AM - Dannyalcatraz quoted Zardnaar in post TERMINATOR DARK FATE | OFFICIAL HD TRAILER #1 | 2019
    Nope the music was bad. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bd/85/c7/bd85c7d730add1e6428dc6f5b6e61ab9.gif
  • 04:02 AM - ccs quoted Zardnaar in post TERMINATOR DARK FATE | OFFICIAL HD TRAILER #1 | 2019
    What's worse Salvation or Genysis? Anyone else watch Sarah Connor Chronicles? Genysis. Salvation largely deletes itself from my memory. Genysis sticks around enough to remind me that I didn't like it.
  • 01:17 AM - MarkB quoted Zardnaar in post TERMINATOR DARK FATE | OFFICIAL HD TRAILER #1 | 2019
    Think there's 3 models in the trailer. Arnie might not be one and could be a human I suppose. Looked alright, just wonder if T2 painted them into a corner in terms of Terminator design. Why build a mix of liquid metal and normal metal terminators. Unless liquid metal is in short supply. Hopefully it is good, still like T3 and Sarah Connor Chronicles the other two movies not so much. As shown in T3, combining liquid metal with a mechanical body allows you to keep some flexibility while also bringing weapons to the party. And it looks like this new model gets the best of both worlds - plus the force multiplier of being essentially two Terminators in one.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

  • 08:49 PM - Istbor quoted Zardnaar in post New Star Wars Episode IX Photos
    2. End of the Jedi/Sith. Thought we got this in RotJ, still need to see how this plays out and how it is done.I can understand why they are doing this though. How would we have seen that? There was still a Jedi, what's more we now know he went on to make his own academy. I think that line, Darkness rises, and light to meet it, says it all. We probably cannot have one, without the other. My two copper at least. Otherwise, look good. Interested to see what they do, and what information they reveal. I really hope as well, that we get to see the Knights of Ren do stuff BEFORE they are inevitably taken out in a probably pretty awesome fight. You know... show me how powerful and evil they are first.
  • 01:56 PM - Aldarc quoted Zardnaar in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    Yeah using 3E license would be the idea if you want to publish. Doesn't mean you have to use 3E though.A lot of the pieces are there in 5e. It would probably be easier to use 4E Essentials as the basis since there is more overlap there.
  • 12:22 PM - ExploderWizard quoted Zardnaar in post Amazon ratings of Ghosts of Saltmarsh
    IDK one star for the Forest Oracle seems fair. Are you kidding? The Forest Oracle provided so may laughs not to mention an epic thread here which provided more entertainment than any other module of similar page count. For pure entertainment value I give The Forest Oracle 5 stars!
  • 10:29 AM - ccs quoted Zardnaar in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    I Luke theory crafting, I'm not doing the work my pet us more advanced b/x using 5E rules and microfeats. https://youtu.be/h27AcB70Mvc
  • 12:04 AM - Tony Vargas quoted Zardnaar in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    For whatever reason there seems to be an idea that you can't clone 4E using the existing OGL rules. It's not an idea, it's the GSL. You can't clone 4e, it's not open source. It's not a limitation of the 5e (or other d20) mechanics - you can work from any open source engine, and replace most of the parts, if you want - it's a limitation of the license. You could create a 4e-ish game using a d20 OGL (any of 'em really), like 13A did, heck, you could take the Pelgrane Press Archmage Engine and build from something half-way between regular d20 and 4e to get closer more easily ... but it won't be to 4e what PF was to 3.5, an actual clone, all but reprinting the original. What you can do (and WotC should have done by now), and what is much more practical, is to add the missing elements - like the Warlord! (you knew it was coming) - to 5e.


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