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    Today, 07:51 AM
    Yoda warnings quick and easy leads to the dark side. I don't think they rush training that much even the Sith. Seems it's still canon that Mauls training took decades as well. So did Palpatines. And Anakin's etc. And Dooku. Rey's the odd one out by a lot lol. Something doesn't seem right here.
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    Today, 05:43 AM
    Hand waving travel times us fine they didn't make any effort at handwaving training time. Cleared cache etc on phone still doing it. Sigh. I can switch to PC apologies all.
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    Today, 04:11 AM
    Which makes a lot of the PT and OT pointless. Anyone know how to stop chain quoting I think fat fingers hit a forum button.
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    Today, 03:11 AM
    Took Luke 7 years after RotJ to become a Jedi master.
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    Today, 02:43 AM
    At mustrum. The Vong books were a problem, and the EU novels never really recovered afterwards. I did like the Legacy of the Force books and comics and having a death stick using Skywalker was interesting. You can have good SW stories no Skywalker's and good Skywalker stories though. Old legends was very mixed bag.
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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    It's find an edgy name and stick Darth in front of it. Darth Bane, Talone, Stryfe, Wyrlock. Z, Xs and Latin is also popular eg Caedus, Zannah etc.
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    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Stupid phone. Anyone else gonna admit to watching Buffy and Gilmore Girls? Wife's a fan so I saw it as well.
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    You can combine the old with the new though. Kylo vs Rey TFA looked great, lacked the emotion. Then you have Jedi dancing in TLJ or AotC or TPM and it looks cheesy. Also the cgi won't age well. Compelling villain Luger can't match Superman mano a mano, but he has brains. Luke can probably chop Thrawn into pieces but brains. You don't need great special effects for that. Rey's a bad character...
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Missiles in SW can be guided just like IRL. Hell in the 90's they could put a missile down an air vent (1991). The implication was though he turned his targeting computer off and used the force to aim it. That is pretty much the implication IMHO. In RPG terms he blew a force point.
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    I also had the Rey is a fragment of Palpatine idea. He creates a new vessel with the intention of taking a new body. Rey going dark via Palpatine possession is somewhat interesting. Rey being a fragment of someone else would also explain a few things. Its kind of been done before (Dark Empire, Exar Kun) but the execution could be interesting. Palapatine surviving as a spirit makes the most sense...
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    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    You tend to remember the good stuff though and never reread the bad. OT over PT is an example of that. The best of the old EU is up there with Empire and ANH, the worst of it is very very bad but you only read it once.
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    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    This TFA was decent enough, not very original but enjoyable. Its not as enjoyable rewatching it after TLJ. Theres a lot of "that's interesting, lets see what happens" and then you get TLJ. Abrams made a bit of effort at weaving in lots of plot threads to follow up on. In TLJ everyone's a failure, villains, new heroes, old ones etc. Well except Rey. Are they trying to make her look good by making...
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    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    Sorry it was my phone doing it. Hit quote button it keeps copy and pasting it for whatever reason.
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Saw them in VHS, I did see Jedi at the theatre. I didn't have any if the merch as a child couldn't afford it. That came in 93+.
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    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    At Billd91 Yep and two of them are trash as well, worse than TLJ which can at least Stan on it's own as an ok movie it just doesn't play nice with the OT or TFA. Difference is if I insult Anakin, TPM or AotC I don't get called a sexist pig. All of them are worse than Rey/TLJ. RotS I put over TLJ.
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    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    Well the extended universe lasted 30 years and feeds into audiences expectations. Sure they decleared it non canon but it doesn't make it go away. The best of it was also up there with ESB. Disney obviously chose a different approach and hence the backlash, boycotts and financial problems (toylines, Solo). There's also an article floating around abut the typical Star Wars fan. It's a 43...
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Compared to Disney Wars he was. It's more Michael Bey less Lucas. Bigger explosions, bigger ships, more force powers, less plot, less character development.
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Sigh I'll explain it in different way. With Rey it's as subtle as a brick in the face. She powerful because of reasons. In each OT movie you have Luke grow in power slowly and each movie there is early, mid, end movie Luke. You can see his growth in the force. ANH Early. Luke is farm boy, sucks owned by Tuskans gets trained ( minimally) Middle. He is a hero rescues princess. End....
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    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    You're the one trying to be clever. I answered your trap question. Here's mine. On screen in the movies who is better at using the force Rey or Luke? Visually and what you can see. Ignore RotJ as Rey has had 2 movies.
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    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    No you using a false equivalent asking for a citation on an opinion on something we can see clear as day on screen. It's fairly apparent who is more powerful and it's not Luke. And yet Luke's the best character of the three (Anakin's at the bottom). If Masters can use powers padawans can't it should be clear what's more powerful. The sky is blue (citation please). Hmmmn.
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    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    Good but not mind blowing. Does make me want to see episode IX though, the quality will determine how often.
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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    Big difference in power levels used on screen is the main point. Anakin was terrible, he was worse character than Rey. Jake Loyd gets a pass he was 10, Hayden well maybe Lucas is crap at dialogue. Daisy is better than both of the. And probably Mark as well. Luke sucked for two movies, kid Anakin was terrible and annoying (Rey's not). Rey is Uber, Adult Anakin was a Jedi he had in...
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    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Doesn't specifically say but as I said see the actual movies. Lucas was also clear that Vader's potential was about the peak of a Jedis power. All those interviews over the years. An entire generation was also raised on the old legends material starting with the Marvel comics. Sure you can declear then non canon but it doesn't magically make them go away. Feeds into audiences expectations...
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    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    Ah yeah I tend to get collusus and blow up planets instead.
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    I did. Compare Rey with Luke and Anakin. She's doing Jedi Master stuff untrained/minimal training. I assume you have seen episodes I to VI. It's right there on film she's next level stuff. I'll try another approach who's more interesting Batman or Superman? And who's more popular? Superman's a bit boring yes? Batman is darker, had more flaws isn't Uber powerful?
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    Yesterday, 10:56 AM
    Just generally how Jedi are potrayed in Legends and Canon. Trainings a big part of it you don't see Luke in a lightsaber duel or using mind trick in ANH. You don't see Anakin busting out force lightning or telekinesis untrained in TPM. Early on the force seems more subtle. You don't just pick up a lightsaber untrained and duel a trained whatever Kylo is. Or use telekinesis and win, Luke could...
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    Yesterday, 04:12 AM
    Luke didn't use the force to move the torpedo just aim it. His powers were a lot more restrained as well.
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    Yesterday, 03:41 AM
    Wide is easy. Or do you mean the micro?
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    Yesterday, 03:35 AM
    I don't follow the future releases but Utopia is good, Synthetic Dawn was good but kinda broke with latest patch. Not sure if they fixed it. Distant Stars is decent/cheap.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 11:07 PM
    Things like Clone Wars cartoon. Force sensitives have minor abilities like precognition etc but you need training to do much. The youngling that got smoked in RotS for example had lightsaber training. Han can't do much with one for example. Or Yoda be Palpatine or Yoda cf Luke ESB. That's what I mean by tropes. Rey's using Jedi Master type powers. Mass telekinesis, force jumping TIE fighters....
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 10:55 PM
    He used the force obviously but it's a lower level of force use than telekinesis or force lightning or mind trick. In RPG terms he blew a force point. Kid Anakin was also stupid. Generally the OT 3 are more popular characters for some strange mysterious reason and it's due to things like this. Not to many people like kid Anakin or even adult Anakin because of those movies. I like Rey more...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 10:50 PM
    DM adjudication is required you can't really do otherwise. I have seen players with a lot of magic items while others get budkiss that's more of the DMs job, even then if someone is using an obscure weapon that's fine as well. Two magic longswords 0 hand crossbows is logical.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 10:41 PM
    Luke struggled to lift those rocks Rey lifted a large amount with a few hours training. Luke had 3 years of practice by the time of ESB. He didn't really use force powers in ANH. Anakin had a decades training between TPM and AotC. See a pattern emerging here. They did give an explanation (in a book not movie) but the explanation is lame. They could do small tweaks like say a Rey struggled...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 10:01 PM
    I'm fine with it on certain monsters, but it's also how well saves scale. Medusa are a good example. Telegraph where possible I'm home.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 09:06 PM
    Remember in ESB how Luke struggled with lifting rocks and Yoda was surprised about him being able to nudge the X-Wing. Also Yoda hmering on about control you must learn control and the dark side is quicker than easier? If Rey was Ray it would still be bad as they've ignoring major tropes established in the 1st 6 movies. It's why they should have made Rey a Jedi Knight as she is using Jedi...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 07:19 PM
    Zardnaar replied to 5E Kingmaker
    Most of the good NPCs are gone with the time jump. The north is a bit more 1E in feel.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 01:29 PM
    4E sucked as well, the items were boring and there was big discrepancies in the items power. They all suck, because there to many variables in the game (decanter of endless water in the desert, a flying carpet in a gritty game etc). AD&D did it best- you can't buy magic items, solves a lot of problems. You could sell at least in 1E, 2E not so much IIRC. Letting players buy magic items is...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 01:25 PM
    What DLCs do you have/ Synthetic Dawn and Utopia were really good (Utopia more or less must have IMHO). I think they fixed robots after Megacorp as the new economy thing made them suck.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 01:23 PM
    A use the force and nudge it into the ground. It was flying very very low.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 01:23 PM
    Rey goes dark or Kylo goes light (and survives) is my happy ending.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 10:05 AM
    3E and 4E pulled prices out of their ass as well. The fact that no game system or designer has pulled it off or done any better than Gygax kind of indicates it can't be done. How good any magic item is depends on to many intangibles.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 07:15 AM
    Zardnaar replied to 5E Kingmaker
    New 5E players, they know a little bit about the sword coast nothing about Golarion. Keep it simple. It's an option using FR or Greyhawk God's.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 06:34 AM
    Hope they don't go Dark Empire unless its an outright clone perhaps. Dark Empire wasn't a good part of the old EU. Theres a variety of ways they can go with it, several make sense in universe (DS spirit, clones, Operation Cinder Droids).
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 06:26 AM
    Ok DS9 Season 1 or shorter shows like Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Sense 8 or Humans. You can do it, STD just doesn't have great writing.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 04:13 AM
    Volos Guide has the CR 12 Druid that has level 9 spells. Have a look at that and see how many are combat spells but CR 12 is within the limits for a level 8 party.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 02:53 AM
    I used to play a lot of Stellaris but have slowed down a lot since Megacorporations and the changes made. This is due to the AI not being able to handle their economy and by 2300 you can take down an empire 3 times bigger than you. Still I like the sandbox nature of the game and the design you own civ aspects of it. Mods are also around for popular sci fi things like Star Wars and Star Trek....
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 01:32 AM
    It was an idea from the old EU and the new one as they had Palps create Anakin. The old EU he had clone bodies he oculd switch between. In both EUs Sith spirits are a thing, they are generally tied to a location like a tomb or whatever. Yoda came across Darth banes spirit on Korriban. If you have played the KoToR games similar thing with their spirits. So some fragment of Palatine surviving...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 01:01 AM
    I own that but haven't read it for so long and only read it once. IIRC it had more detail along with the RotJ novel.
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 12:54 AM
    Sisko doesn't seem to get that much screen time though at leat in main plot points of the show, DS9 seems to be truly an ensemble cast. Odo and Quark seem to get a lot of attention as well, DS9 doesn't seem to be so focused on Sisko. Sisko also makes mistakes and violates his principles to serve the greater good, he comes across as less preachy etc than say Kirk/Picard. Not sure about...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 12:44 AM
    They don't have time to develop a new villain. They can use the Emperor without resurrecting him though either his legacy (they have hinted at this in the new books) or as Umbran said something like Project Cinder where Palpatine left behind Droids with his personality/instructions in them. I liked most of the trailer but I thought the TIE fighter jumping was kinda lame along with Palpatines...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 12:36 AM
    Mind me asking did you notice the plot hles and questions the Last Jedi raised? I mean in universe Star Wars lore about how the Dark side is the quick and easy path, or how using star cruisers as hyperspace weapons makes a lot of things pointless like the assualt on Star Killer Base, or the death star attacks in the OT. Can you understand the way Rey was booked/written that with her power...
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    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019, 12:24 AM
    The diviner could be CR 12 which would give them access to foresight, load up on diination spells and you are good to go. Also if they can cast foresight you can go "I have foreseen it" a'la the Emperor. Mage Armor+ shield+ decent dex+ foresight makes the diviner hard to hit, just thorw in a few mostly non combat spells with a few stinkers just in case.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 11:56 PM
    This the various permutations of B/X were more like a 0.1 edition between each version versus a .5 edition like 3.0 vs 3.5 or 3.5 vs Pathfinder. We were late to the party with B/X but it was our 1st edition in 93/94 we had an old red book, blue book, photocopy of the immortal rules and the Rules Cyclopedia (which also got photocopied in its entirety). Pre internet we didn't know the...
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:47 PM
    Most popular based on sales. The red box sold over a million units, some say 1.5 million plus (only 1E comes close/beats it). No one really knows how many it sold (TSR records were very bad) During the golden age adjusted for inflation TSR revenue (27 million dollars in 1983) was higher than the estimated size of the RPG market now. Biggest selling adventure of all time (Keep on the...
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:43 PM
    Not quite they sold 2 million 1E PHB and as late as 1991 they shifted half a million black boxes which was BECMI+ Rules Cyclopedia+ another box. People didn't like the CMI part as much or never played those levels as it took so long to reach them. Also they just kind of stretched out the thief to cover 36 levels. B/X family was also the longest lasting D&D in print. 1977- 1994 (or 1996...
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 02:39 PM
    Episode one of every season is like that, it basically sets up the rest.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 02:38 PM
    I quite liked that one, I think its the accent and "that is interesting lets follow it up- oh wait".
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 02:35 PM
    The ones in youtube, my Star Wars RPG group, various ones online. Not all of them of course its 50/50 or 60/40 something like that. Just an opinion and from what I have seen.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 11:00 AM
    Not a bad start to the season. I'll avoid spoiler but good episode.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:57 AM
    I'm all about story over pretty visuals. Rewatched Babylon 5 and the special effects are terrible but the characters and plot hold up well. Not every character needs to be likeable but protagonists need to.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:45 AM
    All good. DS9 has to many great characters. Odo, Garak, Nog, Ferengi in general. Loving it.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:39 AM
    The comment was about the Discovery captains. Haven't seen Voyager just reached season 7 DS9. Siskos not the most interesting imho, probably Dax/Quark overall.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 10:22 AM
    Burnham I don't think is a Mary Sue just a horrible character but she is the protagonist. Agree with previous comment about the captains being the most interesting characters.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:46 AM
    There was an element of that sure but even the female hardcore fans dislike TLJ. They're salty to. If you don't like powerful women beats me how you are a hardcore fan anyway. First two movies in the OT you may have thought Leia was the rebel leader. In the third movie it was Mon Mothma. In the old legends material the New Republic had back to back female leaders. They also had great...
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 09:40 AM
    None I would pick the Imperial Remnant in the old legends. Both New Republics suck along with the Empire and First Order.
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    Monday, 15th April, 2019, 01:32 AM
    Zardnaar replied to 5E Kingmaker
    Might be hard getting them to both sign off on it if you decide to annex parts of the north road. Phandalin might make a good capital or early settlement. You could build an aqueduct or something to pipe in water from the Sword Mountains. I was thinking of building a keep or something near the LMoP, and perhaps trying to get Phandalin or Leilon etc to join voluntarily and you could run...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 11:40 PM
    Baldurs Gate has dragon shamans as a sorcerer kit?
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 11:16 PM
    Messaging isn't worth a crap plot, boring lead, and not paying attention to world building. From the trailer they seem to be rying to fix a few things. The trailer is decent, makes me want to see IX and that is what its job is for. TFA was a good movie and had positive messaging in it so its not hard. Daisy is the best actor they have had yet as a lead, but the material they gave here isn't great...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 11:06 PM
    Star Wars was dead, and an author named Timothey Zahn wrote a novel called Heir to the Empire. It basically brought Star Wars back and lead to further novels, comics, video games etc and the 1st new Star Wars footage shot since the OT (an ad and video game). Then Lucas rereleased the movies and did TPM. The only thing Star Wars related that was still going in 1990 for example was an RPG...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 11:01 PM
    TFA is a decent movie though, bit repetitive but kids would have liked anything Star Wars related. I would have used a female lead myself, mostly because its different compared to the other 6 movies. I would have paid a bit more attention to what happened in the previous movies though and tied the world to the older movies a bit better. Solo did a decent job in that regard for example;
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 01:55 PM
    The hype was there (TFA), but I suppose killing of characters people cared about, replacing them with a selection that no one cares about that much (Rey is the best of the lot), 4 movies in 2.5 years (Dec 2015-May 2018) of which one was meh and one has annoyed a good chunk of the fanbase and yeah. Ladies and gentleman, Disney!
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 01:50 PM
    "I sense a great disturbance in the force, someone made a crap Star Wars movie". TLJ is alright as a popcorn flick movie, as a Star Wars movie its bad, doesn't pay any respect to the previous movies (including TFA) and doesn't make much sense in a lot of places.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 01:45 PM
    They did its in the DMG, try reading the books before you rant. Theres things you can do with downtime and prices of magic items the only assumption is you can only buy common magic items. If you want to ignore that rule you can and the prices are in the book. I'm sure your rant has nothing to do with the idea if such rules were in the book they would be used in AL like the various races and...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 01:43 PM
    Concentration isn't the be all and end all of balancing spells. In B/X for example a lot of the problem spells just don't exist, and buff spells in AD&D were rare and mostly a +1 bonus (aid, bless, prayer). Buff spells are even more rare in B/X. Spell design (even 4E tried that in a way) and the way they work with things like saves and spell resistance are other factors as well.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 11:10 AM
    The problem with concentration was what spells it was and wasn't applied to. Dancing lights for example but not foresight.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 10:29 AM
    That's a good thing. Giving PCs easy access to magic items was a bad idea in 3E and 4E. Note WoTC barely follows their own rules for items, money and encounters.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 08:33 AM
    Zardnaar replied to 5E Kingmaker
    It's a Pathfinder splat that updated the Kingmaker rules.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 07:52 AM
    Zardnaar replied to 5E Kingmaker
    Characters will be 5E ones. Not much in the rules ties them to Pathfinder. Did you use them as written or Ultimate Campaigns version?
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 07:00 AM
    One reason I rated the Paladin so high.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 06:42 AM
    It's why I think their business model is flawed. They spammed alot of rubbish. Short term good long term maybe not.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 06:25 AM
    To many franchises assume they can get new fans and old ones don't matter. Who buys the toys and merch and guess what's not selling? They already have the casuals it's Star Wars they'll turn up for anything (except Solo). Star Wars is alive because of the hardcore. They are the 80s and 90 kids who grew up and bought the early EU merch, Star Wars was dead. If you annoy them bad enough...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 06:12 AM
    Disney likes their money. Also not hard to please a 4 year old.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 05:40 AM
    Citation the figure was from a magazine interview in 2012 and Paizo was in the top 5000 fastest growing companies with revenue of 12.7 million. IIRC the RPG market 2013 was close to 14 million. On phone if you really want a link I can go digging. I found it years ago when I looked at D&D revenue/ figures. Obviously we're not at peak Pathfinder. Found it...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 05:08 AM
    Overhauled math and a bit of simplification from 3.X with more crunch than 5E.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 04:43 AM
    Well they seem to be fixing things TLJ messed up. Some role for Palpatine, fixing the Skywalker saber, tying IX to the Skywalker's, Kylo fixing his mask etc. 44% user rating on 200 000 reviews is alot to fix lol. Fans don't own franchises but they don't have to support them either. There are literally hundreds of million reasons why they need to fix Star Wars.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 04:41 AM
    Zardnaar started a thread 5E Kingmaker
    Years ago I ran Pathfinder Kingmaker and enjoyed it earlier on to the extent that The Stolen Lands is one of the best adventures ever made imho. Recently I also reread the Kingdom rules in Ultimate campaigns. The rules are basically stand alone and seem compatible enough with 5E. Kingmaker also seems easy enough to convert. Another idea is to use the rules to claim an area around...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 04:27 AM
    See previous comment. Smaller publishers can do multiple lines they have everything to gain. Paizo doesn't. You're also very set in your ways. I would like 5E Kingmaker, RotRL, and Skull and Shackles but I understand why they don't convert. 5Es good but people like different things.
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 04:19 AM
    I'll put things in perspective. Even a million dollar adventure is basically peanuts to Paizo. Peak Pathfinder broke 10 million a year. That's more money than the critical role kickstarter. Not all of the PF APs will convert that well mostly the earlier ones. What happens if WoTC eventually does 6E in a few years time? Online around 15% are still playing 3.X systems in Pathfinders...
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    Sunday, 14th April, 2019, 02:51 AM
    They lost money on Solo and took a 700 million dunking from TFA to TLJ. Rogue One overperformed expctaitions, TLJ underperformed (they didnt expect it to make TFA money but 700 million down), and Solo was a bomb. Like it or not the movies are about the Skywalkers, at least the 1st 6. Rey more or less has to be one or be killed off unless you render the entire plotline moot. If you want...
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    Hello Paul. Welcome to Enworld.
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Thursday, 18th April, 2019

  • 11:06 AM - Morrus mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Zardnaar you're still constantly quoting my post. Another one, and I'm going to block you just to stop the notifications. Please sort out whatever the issue is with your phone.
  • 05:11 AM - pukunui mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Zardnaar: How do you feel about the inconsistent travel times in the various Star Wars movies? Are you able to handwave them away with the whole “speed of plot” thing? If so, can you not also handwave away inconsistent training times as a “speed of plot” thing? Audiences have shorter attention spans these days. Ain’t nobody got time for training montages anymore! As for the chain quoting, you were advised upthread to clear your cache and close all ENWorld windows on your phone. If that doesn’t work, you’ll have to just manually edit out the extraneous quoted posts.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

  • 08:14 PM - Morrus mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Zardnaar you’re still doing it. Please stop repeatedly quoting my post.
  • 05:47 PM - hawkeyefan mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Honestly, I think when it comes to the films only, very little is codified to the extent that many seem to think. Most of it is left pretty vague. We see examples of all kinds of things, but I don't know if we need or should accept these examples as being applicable in all instances. I mean, Zardnaar says to look at what the movies show us....and I did exactly that in my breakdown above, and I came away with a very different conclusion than he does. And all that really means is that there's no one correct interpretation. You can mix and match different examples from the films and draw just about any conclusion you'd like. I think the only objective conclusion that we can draw is that we aren't given enough information to accurately state that the Force always works this way or that way, and there are never any exceptions. I do think that all the extended universe stuff is a big stumbling block for many people. All the old comics and novels and video games. They want all that stuff to "matter", and the fact that it "doesn't matter" is irksome. So they tend to be more resistant to the new material by default.
  • 02:29 PM - Maxperson mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So now we've finally established that it *isn't* the case that lifting a rock is a higher level ability ability than aiming that torpedo, we can lay the Rey 'Mary Sue' nonsense to rest, since we've clearly and definitively now established that Luke and Anakin were just the same. Well, no. It isn't stated that lifting a rock is a higher level ability in the movies, but that doesn't mean that we have established that it isn't. We've just established that the movie doesn't specify. You're reaching a conclusion that isn't any more supported by the movies than Zardnaar's. What we do know is that Luke struggled for quite a while to learn to use his powers in Empire, and even in Return of the Jedi he wasn't able to match Vader until he also tapped the dark side. Anakin took years to learn his. Rey without any significant time or training is able to match a dark side user, which is far superior to Luke or Anakin.
  • 12:57 PM - pukunui mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    I’ve already pointed this out in Zardnaar’s last TLJ rant thread, but the only justification Rey needs for being “better” is that the Force is now awake. When the Force is awake, Force users don’t require as much training. Clearly the Force was asleep for a long time prior to Rey coming along. (It probably got bored watching a thousand generations of Jedi do the same stuff over and over again ...) As for Anakin, Yoda himself said the prophecy could have been misread. Yes, his midichlorians were off the charts, but maybe Rey’s are even more so. We don’t know since Luke didn’t bother to take a blood sample while Rey was with him. ;)

Sunday, 14th April, 2019

  • 04:35 AM - doctorbadwolf mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Zardnaar feel free to start more Star Wars threads, but I’m not interested in arguing with diatribes about how terrible you think TLJ is. Most polls and twitter threads and such I’ve seen show more people putting LTJ in their top 3 than at the bottom and the only metric by which it “underperformed” is “compared to TFA”. By every other possible metric it hit it out of the park. And no, they don’t have to give in to fans. Fans don’t own franchises.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

  • 06:29 AM - Yaarel mentioned Zardnaar in post Think I Have Finally Figured Out How To Fix 3.5 (it took a decade)
    @Zardnaar. Huh. 1. I agree that (meaningful) player options are a good thing. But everything else you listed in your ‘good’ column is actually in my bad column. 2. Prestige classes I hate 3e prestige classes. The idea that players are required to take something worthless at low levels, in order to later gain something overpowered high levels, breaks the game in both directions. Eventually prestige classes and its power creep killed 3e. The fact that prestige classes required bad mechanics made it impossible to fix the bad mechanics of 3e. So so many stupid mechanics (like worthless skills) clogged up and petrified the 3e gaming system. Relatedly, the amount of system mastery required to benefit from overpoweredness prevented casual gamers from playing the game competently. The idea of sucking at low levels so that you can be cheesily overpowered at high levels, was a sacred cow (in the spirit of the 1e magic user class) that I am glad 4e and even 5e killed. Hopefully forever. 3. Weapons a...

Monday, 1st April, 2019

  • 02:14 AM - Hussar mentioned Zardnaar in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    The game is the source material, not any particular novel. The original D&D movie failed because it had no respect for D&D. No. The original D&D movie failed because it was total and utter crap. Poor acting, bad story, and Jeremy Irons chewing his way through every scene. It failed because it was a bad movie. Zardnaar, I'll see your 4e D&D and raise you two Blade Runner movies. Because the original Blade Runner, other than sharing some names, is most certainly NOT Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

Monday, 11th March, 2019


Sunday, 10th March, 2019

  • 08:49 AM - CleverNickName mentioned Zardnaar in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    ...Let's see those predictions! ----- PREDICTION ROSTER Stalker0: $100,000,000 Dausuul: $50,000,000 gyor: $30,000,000 Hussar: $25,000,000 aco175: $23,500,000 CubicsRube: $21,000,000 CleverNickName: $20,612,408.57 -----------Highest-Funded Kickstarter in History (Pebble Time smartwatch) $20,338,986----------- Parmandr: $20,000,000 EnochSeven: $16,213,102 TallIan: $15,876,374 MNblockhead: $15,555,555 77IM: $14,980,000.00 jgsugden: $14,520,000 OB1: $14,000,042 The Big BZ: $14,000,000 dregntael: $13,935,109 chrisrtld: $13,635,019 pogre: $13,500,000 Aebir-Toril: $13,224,376.89 Satyrn: $13,000,000 Yardiff: $12,456,145 ------------Highest-Funded Game Project on Kickstarter (Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5) $12,393,139-------- Radaceus: $12,345,678.91 FarBeyondC: $12,345,678.90 Morrus: $12,000,000 Mistwell: $11,800,000 Mort: $11,620,000 Zardnaar: 11,354,883 Sadras: $11,120,000 SkidAce: $11,000,000 Tazawa: $10,700,000 togashi_joe: $10,250,000 <--- Currently Winning! DM Dave1: $10,101,010 MichaelSomething: $10,000,000 Lazybones: $9,750,000 PabloM: $9,500,000 akr71: $9,250,000 rczarnec: $9,250,000 Azzy: $9,000,000 Henry: $8,900,000 mortwatcher: $8,666,000 Lidgar: $8,423,976.73 vincegetorix: $8,360,000 SmokeyCriminal: $8,008,135 AriochQ: $7,777,777 robus: $7,750,000 MarkB: $7,500,000 phantomK9: $6,969,696 TarionzCousin: $6,160,000 ClaytonCross: $6,000,000 -----------Highest-Funded Film Project on Kickstarter (MST3K Kickstarter) $5,764,229----------- MaximusArael020: $5,685,000 Prakriti: $1

Saturday, 9th March, 2019

  • 03:46 AM - FrogReaver mentioned Zardnaar in post The New Tiers Ranked
    Zardnaar I think you are placing some paper thing margins between tiers based on slight power differences in subclasses. What's the difference between a tier 2 divination wizard and any other tier 2 wizard? Basically 2 divination dice? Is that really all it takes to go from tier 2 to tier 1? Or consider a tempest cleric vs a light cleric. Is there really a tier worth of difference there? Also, it seems you are rating the combat pillar more like 50% and the other 2 pillars more like 25% each. That's my general impression anyways.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019

  • 02:30 PM - FrogReaver mentioned Zardnaar in post Tiers - The Other Kind of Tiers
    Zardnaar 3.5e tiers weren’t as much about raw power as versatility. As such, while I feel the battlemaster is stronger than the champion I fail to see a justification for assigning them different tiers. They solve the same kinds of problems. Battlemaster can solve slightly more in combat problems but it’s nit enough to justify a full tier bump IMO. If you were assigning tier by power instead of versatility then the tier list would be a lot different And much more subjective IMO.

Sunday, 17th February, 2019

  • 11:54 PM - Hussar mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars What I Would Have Done
    ...a Knight and a badass, then gets used like a chump in TLJ. Vader puts Fett over as a badass in ESB and he did alright in ESB overall. His death in Jedi was stupid, but the character was popular enough they gave him a backstory in the prequels. Ahh. I think I mentioned earlier that I have no interest in Game of Thrones. :D So, why aren't people pissed off that Daniel Craig only got one line? Insanely good actor completely wasted. Seems that if wasting talent was an issue, then that should be one too. Phasma is a bit character. Star Wars is full of bit characters. The problem is, over the years, people have built entire storylines out of these throw away characters and suddenly, the rest of us are supposed to care about the castles in the air that "fans" have created. Like I said earlier, I judge the movies on their own merits, not based on my expectations or based on what I think the movies "should have been". Pretty much every criteria you've talked about Zardnaar makes me shrug and I quite honestly don't care. Rey's a Mary Sue? In Star Wars? The hell you say. When a farm boy with zero training, gets, what, a month, two months of training and suddenly he can duel with someone who has been mastering sword fighting for decades. Yeah, that's totally believable. But, a character who has been fighting for survival her whole life, demonstrably with hand to hand weapons, barely survives a fight with a gravely wounded young swordsman and she's a Mary Sue. Uh huh. Yeah, I'm going to go back to enjoying the movies for what they are.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019

  • 12:23 PM - Hussar mentioned Zardnaar in post Generation Ships--- Can we build one now?
    Sorry, Zardnaar, but, morally wrong is just morally wrong. Full stop. It doesn't become morally right because we have to do it. It's just that that's the choice - abandon morals or not. Although, not to get too far into politics, but, it's extremely doubtful refugees are going to be much more of a problem in 50 years. At least, no more or less than they are now. It's just that the current population of most first world countries have forgotten that, not that long ago, about 10% of their populations were foreign born. Give or take. It's only in the post war era that we saw such a drop in immigration and mobility.
  • 04:13 AM - doctorbadwolf mentioned Zardnaar in post Star Wars What I Would Have Done
    I dunno. You’re the one who can’t seem to let it go. You’ve basically harped on it, what, 3-4 times this thread. Is this not a thread about new Star Wars? Specifically wherein the OP stated what they would have done differently? Why are you so interested in shushing someone whose opinion on that you disagree with? Btw, Zardnaar there is an obvious and extreme difference between employing assassins, and employing pre-pubescent children as assassins. It doesn’t doesn’t “inject a bit of grey” or whatever, it makes the Rebel Alliance vs the Empire a battle between evil and not quite as evil.

Monday, 11th February, 2019

  • 03:41 AM - FrogReaver mentioned Zardnaar in post The Pitfalls of D&D Beyond Data
    ...uests asking for player inactive characters tags and a statement on slides listing the day delimiter so as we read slides we have a beater representation of what the slide is depicting. That said, questioning the validity of one someone says based on how much they said instead of the content of their argument makes you look bad, instead of making them look unqualified. If your going to say the statement was in jest... their is no indication in the text of the post that implies that and the person your posting to does not know you well enough to infer that in plain text. Try to not use meta reasons to "win" an agreement through dismissing the debater instead of arguing the point of the debate, please. @Morrus is correct that it is gatekeeping, pointless, and unnecessary for you to be heard, since many of us actually came to your thread to see what you had to say. Morrus says that comment was out of line, so for Enworld purposes it is and I won't dispute that. However, since you and @Zardnaar and others may comment on it I do want to add some context to it that I feel is being overlooked. The intention of that comment was simply to convey the idea that in order to make a claim that something doesn't happen on this forum then you should to be very familiar with this forum. I think questioning someone's familiarity with this forum is a fair game if they start claiming something doesn't happen here. Ultimately though, the way I attempted to convey that idea was over the line. That said, the comment over the line was also not the only comment in that post. In context that post answered the poster with an example like he desired and explained why other examples wouldn't be provided. Only after that did I attempt to raise the question of the poster's familiarity with this forum (with an epic fail of a comment apparently...) Anyways, that's the full context. Hopefully I didn't cross another line by posting this. Oh and thanks for the honest evaluation of me! I appreciat...

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019

  • 05:12 PM - lowkey13 mentioned Zardnaar in post Yet another Ghostbusters movie
    ...t the song In the Summertime, by Mungo Jerry- did you realize that the chorus of the song is, quite literally, "Have a drink, have a drive"? Or how about, "If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal, If her daddy's poor just do what you feel"? Um .... 1970, everybody! Feel good song of the summer! ;) C. I think that what can rankle changes with time. I mean, Amos and Andy? Things from earlier parts of American history often contain weird bits about race. And we can acknowledge that. And opinions about domestic violence* and drunk driving, among other things, have changed. D. But the early 1980s, and the movies and television, often unintentionally, reflected something uncomfortable about gender dynamics at the time. I think that we are just now coming to terms with that. Because these movies were often written, directed, produced, and approved by men who were, themselves, products of that (and earlier) times. E. The reason that they are getting attention is because these ( h/t @Zardnaar ) are often the foundations to a lot of "nerd culture" and the people who grew up consuming it are now in charge of making and approving culture today, not to mention that a lot of people are discussing it, and some people feel protective about it. F. That protective issue is hard to grapple with. A lot of people feel personally invested in this, as if pointing out that there are ... well, issues with things in childhood somehow means that they, themselves, have the same issues. Which isn't the case! Eh, too much. I like that young Reitman. I hope he makes a good Ghostbusters. :) *How about the song, "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)"? Phil Spector, of course.

Friday, 14th December, 2018

  • 09:50 PM - Lanefan mentioned Zardnaar in post On the Differences Between 1e and 2e (Not all AD&D Is the Same)
    Zardnaar - is that list of changes based on 2e at time of initial release or at some later point; and is it based on pre- or post-UA 1e?
  • 03:15 PM - lowkey13 mentioned Zardnaar in post On the Differences Between 1e and 2e (Not all AD&D Is the Same)
    Manbearcat Garthanos Zardnaar Lanefan Saelorn So I was trying to get at a slightly different point that had been bugging me for a while (much more subtle than the continued banes of my existence; e.g, Paladins, Gnomes, and Rapiers). We (and I include myself in this) often treat 1e and 2e interchangeably (I often use the 1e/2e descriptor). In many ways, that is fair- there is a great amount of overlap between them! Certainly more, IMO, than between any two other "numbered" editions. But here's the thing- while most of us normally easily differentiate between the other old compatible editions (OD&D, B/X, BECMI), we don't often think about or see the differences between 1e and 2e. And I think that's a topic worth thinking and talking about. 1e was around from 1977 (PHB) until 1989 (2e).* 2e was around from 1989 until 2000. I mean .... it's kind of insane when you think about it. And both editions had controversial publications that (arguably) created their own separate demi-mondes (1985, UA, leading the wa...


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Thursday, 18th April, 2019

  • 11:36 AM - Imaculata quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Stupid phone. Anyone else gonna admit to watching Buffy and Gilmore Girls? Wife's a fan so I saw it as well. I'm rewatching Buffy with a friend who has never seen it before.
  • 05:56 AM - pukunui quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Hand waving travel times us fine they didn't make any effort at handwaving training time."They" don't have to make an effort. If *you* can handwave travel times, then *you* can handwave training times, too. None of the movies actually give any indication of how much time passes in between scenes. Rey could have spent months with Luke in TLJ, just like Luke could've spent just a few days with Yoda in ESB. There's really no way to tell how long either of them spent training. You'll have to go through an edit out all the extraneous quotes from your previous posts. At the moment most of them are walls of quoted text.
  • 04:39 AM - David Howery quoted Zardnaar in post Grogbards, Tell Me Stories of Greyhawk
    I don't use anything after the 1983 boxed set. Basically post Gygax I ignore There was a war they kind of blew the setting up. The 3.5 adventure paths were set on Greyhawk. me too. Sadly, the "From the Ashes" boxed set is all I have left of my GH stuff... I had the folio and the first boxed set once upon a time, but both of them underwent deterioration from sheer overuse, to the point where I just couldn't use it anymore, ended up losing both of them during a move...

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

  • 10:03 PM - hawkeyefan quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Well the extended universe lasted 30 years and feeds into audiences expectations. Sure they decleared it non canon but it doesn't make it go away. The best of it was also up there with ESB. Disney obviously chose a different approach and hence the backlash, boycotts and financial problems (toylines, Solo). There's also an article floating around abut the typical Star Wars fan. It's a 43 year old white male and I'm younger than that so you had 30 years of experience and expectations Disney nuked. They're the ones who huy the toys, comics etc and have been doing it since the early 90s if not child hood Marvel comics. And some of those stories were very good. Knights of the Old Republic, Thrawn Trilogy/Duology, anything by Zahn/ Drew Kapeshyn, Han Solo Trilogy. They also had worse than TLJ but it's open season on that stuff as well. Disney can do what they want it's there franchise now. Doesn't mean you have to buy into it. Haven't bought any of the new novel or comics just read the ...
  • 10:00 PM - Ancalagon quoted Zardnaar in post 5E Kingmaker
    New 5E players, they know a little bit about the sword coast nothing about Golarion. Keep it simple. It's an option using FR or Greyhawk God's.New 5e players can play in any settings imo, why limit yourself to FR?
  • 08:50 PM - ccs quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Missiles in SW can be guided just like IRL. Hell in the 90's they could put a missile down an air vent (1991). The implication was though he turned his targeting computer off and used the force to aim it. That is pretty much the implication IMHO. In RPG terms he blew a force point. That's the key right there. YOUR opinion. Conveniently the film never goes into detail as to how exactly Luke "Used the Force" to make this nigh impossible shot. So we're both right. You saw Luke improve his aim. I saw him guide those torpedoes into making a hard right angle.... As for your game term of blowing a Force Point.... It's like the HP = Meat/Not-meat debate in D&D. What's that to hit bonus really representing story-wise?
  • 08:34 PM - doctorbadwolf quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    ANH from the time Luke met Ben to the end of the film was about a day, at which point he then blew up a Death Star without a targeting computer. Anakin won a pod race and then blew up a Federation control ship as a 9 year old having had no training ever at all. But the girl's the problem, because she lifted up a rock, eh? When rock lifting is a training thing! That Yoda throws shade at Luke for not being able to immediately do better at, and it is clear that Luke's problem is not believing he can do it. He limits himself. Rey has other issues. The Last Jedi was by far the worst of all the SW films. It promised so much and delivered less than zero. It ignored swathes of material from TWA (ANH clone). I've see many many more people put it in their top three than put it at the bottom of their list of SW movies. If you can use ships with hyperspace drives to take out capital ships, why hasn't the rebellion/resistance been using that tactic since forever. Ridiculous. Still having a capital ...
  • 08:28 PM - Istbor quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    You can combine the old with the new though. Kylo vs Rey TFA looked great, lacked the emotion. Then you have Jedi dancing in TLJ or AotC or TPM and it looks cheesy. Also the cgi won't age well. Compelling villain Luger can't match Superman mano a mano, but he has brains. Luke can probably chop Thrawn into pieces but brains. You don't need great special effects for that. Rey's a bad character that's female Anakin's worse that's male. You can do girl power better or more compelling as well. Other shows and movies can pull it off well why can't Star Wars? Where's Joss Whedon when you need him. Whoa. The sword play in The Last Jedi is on a totally different level than watching the benny hill swarms of Jedi from the Prequels.
  • 07:31 PM - ccs quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Luke didn't use the force to move the torpedo just aim it. His powers were a lot more restrained as well. Riiiight, sure he didn't. Those torpedoes just naturally hung that hard right angle into the vent.
  • 07:18 PM - MarkB quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Well the extended universe lasted 30 years and feeds into audiences expectations. Sure they decleared it non canon but it doesn't make it go away. The best of it was also up there with ESB. Disney obviously chose a different approach and hence the backlash, boycotts and financial problems (toylines, Solo). The thing is, though, they really didn't. George Lucas ignored and overrode the EU just as freely, first with the prequels and then with things like the Clone Wars show. If he'd made the sequels, he'd have happily ignored the EU canon entirely. All that Disney did was be honest and up-front about their intentions. The problem is that the heroes of the original trilogy are basically turning into failures. They didn't beat the Empire, it is still strong in the First ORder, and it's blowing up their world. Han and Leia didn't stay together, they split over their son turning to the Dark Side. And Luke Skywalker didn'T really embrace his Jedi heritage, he gave up on it, and he aban...
  • 06:47 PM - Morrus quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Saw them in VHS, I did see Jedi at the theatre. I didn't have any if the merch as a child couldn't afford it. That came in 93+. Would you stop quoting my post over and over again, please? I don’t need my phone constantly notifying me you’ve quoted my same post again.
  • 06:41 PM - lowkey13 quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Compared to Disney Wars he was. It's more Michael Bey less Lucas. Bigger explosions, bigger ships, more force powers, less plot, less character development. So, I'm sure this has been pointed out hundreds of times before, but one more time- How old were you when you first saw Star Wars? The original trilogy? Now take that, and then take in all the associated stuff with it. You know- the bedsheets. The lunchboxes. The figures and the toys that you went "pew pew pew" with. Heck, maybe you were even the right age to go, "I wish I had an Ewok friend!" Who knows? And then think of all of those years you had, in the wilderness, pining for anything else. Maybe a comic? Maybe a videogame (like the original vector Star Wars arcade that consumed countless of your quarters)? Maybe the whole EU? I don't know. But strangely, that whole ur-experience tends to resonate with a certain crowd more than others. Star Wars was great, but people tend to be a little bit blind to its shortcomings. Like ... Mar...
  • 06:29 PM - billd91 quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Compared to Disney Wars he was. It's more Michael Bey less Lucas. Bigger explosions, bigger ships, more force powers, less plot, less character development. You... did... watch the prequels, didn't you?
  • 05:54 PM - lowkey13 quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Lucas was subtle .... um ..... ..... It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression "as subtle as George Lucas". George Lucas is obvious. Sometimes his movies are as blunt as Will Ferrell screaming, "I LOVE KUROSAWA!" Some of his movies achieve a degree of unsophistication that can only be the result of a special effort. This ugliness arises because Lucas never met a wipe that he thought couldn't be overused in transition, and and was apparently unaware that these types of transitions can vary.
  • 02:06 PM - billd91 quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    You're the one trying to be clever. I answered your trap question. Here's mine. On screen in the movies who is better at using the force Rey or Luke? Visually and what you can see. Ignore RotJ as Rey has had 2 movies. Rey does move more rocks than Luke. On the other hand, she doesn't blow up a Death Star in her first flight in a sophisticated fighter-bomber either. So, with those completely different events lacking objective measurable scale, I'm going to go with any strong interpretation put on either being definitive is completely and utterly determined by the prejudices of the interpreter.
  • 12:07 PM - Morrus quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    On screen in the movies who is better at using the force Rey or Luke? You’ve conceded that Rey’s abilities are not established anywhere as being more powerful abilities. That’s settled now. The reverse, of course, is also true. Really, we’ve settled this point, and agreed on it. I’m not going to continue repeating myself over and over. Hey, I get it. You don't like TLJ, and that's fine. But you wanted to use the thread to lecture everybody on how much you hated TLJ, and made some bold factual claims about established canon to ‘prove’ your opinion was the correct one, and feel it’s unfair that people ask you to back them up rather than just take you at your word. It’s gotta be frustrating, and now you’re angry at me for it. But that’s how debate works. Sorry, man.
  • 12:01 PM - Morrus quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    The sky is blue (citation please). You cite it. It’s your claim.
  • 11:35 AM - Morrus quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Doesn't specifically say but as I said see the actual movies. Exactly. We got there in the end. Thank you. So now we've finally established that it *isn't* the case that lifting a rock is a higher level ability ability than aiming that torpedo, we can lay the Rey 'Mary Sue' nonsense to rest, since we've clearly and definitively now established that Luke and Anakin were just the same.
  • 11:08 AM - Morrus quoted Zardnaar in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    It's right there on film she's next level stuff. So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”).
  • 11:07 AM - Nagol quoted Zardnaar in post Anyone Else Play Stellaris?
    Wide is easy. Or do you mean the micro? The micro, especially as a synth-ascended or machine empire is extraordinarily annoying. I can handle it until I get to about 100 colonies then I throw in the towel. That generally takes me the first 100 years or so. What is even more annoying, the only tool offered to reduce micro, population controls, burns 25 Influence per colony to activate. So I'd need to spend ~50 years of Influence gain to stop the micro -- assuming no new colonies, megastructure construction, diplomatic actions, war claims, or anything else that consumes Influence. The game performance, never great, took a nose dive under 2.2 and although the devs have improved it from its worst, it still sucks. I start seeing a slow down within the first hundred years. -- mostly connected to galactic population count.


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