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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    I loved the movie before people heard about it. So very, very funny. Now that there's a TV show based on it, I'm pretty sure that the movie sucks.
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    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 3 Belt of Giant Strength 9 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 15 Cloak of the Bat 17 Cloak of Displacement 26 Cloak of Elvenkind 10 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 16 Robe of the Archmagi 26
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 04:58 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 7 Belt of Giant Strength 7 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 13 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 25 Cloak of Elvenkind 12 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 18 Robe of the Archmagi 28
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:22 PM
    Oh. So .... I think it's funny. That said .... Remember the whole "mirror universe" thing. Spock with a goatee thing? Seems like a shame to not even use that. ;)
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:04 PM
    Even better! Um, hmm..... How long does it take for spoilers not to be an issue? Blake is only there for the first two seasons.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 03:37 PM
    If it makes you feel better, a lot of the ... criticisms ... leveled at ST: Disco (you can't make me stop calling it that!) were also slung at DS9. Heck, I can remember when people were OFFENDED by that show for REASONS because it wasn't REAL TREK(tm). So, the lesson (as always) is don't let the haters distract you from what you enjoy. (Unless it's Paladins. If you like Paladins,...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 03:31 PM
    Blake's 7 is the best. Also great because the show is total false advertising. Very little Blake, rarely with 7. That said, you really have to suspend disbelief when it comes to the ... um ... special effects. "Hey look, in the space armada, it's a toaster!"
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 02:01 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 11 Belt of Giant Strength 10 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 19 Cloak of the Bat 21 Cloak of Displacement 24 Cloak of Elvenkind 17 Cloak of Invisibility 4 Cloak of the Manta Ray 16 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 06:33 PM
    So .... no. With a caveat. First, the caveat. Things change. The rise of streaming services (twitch, et al), "D&D as entertainment" (Critical Role, et al), and on-line services for role playing (Fantasy Grounds, Roll20, et al) is certainly changing things, and it is hard to say what the future will bring. ...that said, the primary difference between TTRPGs and other forms of entertainment...
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 02:27 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 14 Belt of Giant Strength 14 Cape of the Mountebank 20 Cloak of Arachnidia 18 Cloak of the Bat 21 Cloak of Displacement 22 Cloak of Elvenkind 18 Cloak of Invisibility 9 Cloak of the Manta Ray 15 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:19 PM
    Thoughts (current through most recent episode)- 1. The show is absolutely stunning in terms of visuals. Jokes about lens flares aside, this is the best looking Star Trek yet. 2. I really, really like the characters. I especially like Anson Mount as Pike and I even like the depiction of Spock this season. The only downside is that there are so many characters I enjoy, I feel like I don't get...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:07 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 15 Belt of Giant Strength 13 Cape of the Mountebank 20 Cloak of Arachnidia 17 Cloak of the Bat 20 Cloak of Displacement 23 Cloak of Elvenkind 19 Cloak of Invisibility 15 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 08:27 PM
    Welcome back! If you have questions, please ask. 😃 We donít bite. Well, most of us donít. PS - Iím also an older gamer that runs games for the next generation. Youíre in for a great time!!
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 03:52 PM
    Well, I don't like things that suck. You know, like Paladins, and Rapiers, and Gnomes, and Stirges.
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 03:49 PM
    I also enjoy complaining. About things that are popular.
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 03:38 PM
    I only enjoy things that are unpopular.
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 03:14 PM
    UPDATE- It's too much, IMO. Here's the new list - SEE OP. If you already voted today, you can vote again. Belt of Dwarvenkind 20 Belt of Giant Strength 20 Cape of the Mountebank 20 Cloak of Arachnidia 20 Cloak of the Bat 20 Cloak of Displacement 21 Cloak of Elvenkind 20 Cloak of Invisibility 20
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 03:00 PM
    UNTIL THIS LIST GETS PARED DOWN, PLEASE CHECK THE THREAD AGAIN AFTER YOU POST SO THERE ARE NO CROSS-POSTS. PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS AS WELL. :) Belt of Dwarvenkind 15 Belt of Giant Strength 20 Boots of Elvenkind 20 Boots of Levitation 18 Boots of Speed 20 Boots of Striding and Springing 20 Boots of the Winterlands 16 Cap of Waterbreathing 16
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 07:11 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 18 Belt of Giant Strength 20 Boots of Elvenkind 20 Boots of Levitation 20 Boots of Speed 20 Boots of Striding and Springing 20 Boots of the Winterlands 20 Cap of Waterbreathing 20 Cap of the Mountebank 20 Cloak of Arachnidia 20
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 07:09 PM
    NOTE- PART 1. This is Robes, Cloaks, and Body Wear. Helms and Boots and so on will be Part 2. This thread is inspired by the prior threads on the iconic monsters, best cannon fodder, and so on. Most importantly, while I can't make a list of magic item prices, at least we resolve which magic items are the BEST! That's right- we are going to find out what magic clothing is the greatest!...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 06:00 PM
    Counterpoint: Stirges suck.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 05:21 PM
    Well ... I wouldn't go that far. I can't speak for everyone in this thread (and there were a few dubious posts earlier), but I think some people struggle with some of these ideas. Mostly ... well, mostly old white guys. And I can somewhat sympathize with that, being an older white guy. It's hard to come to terms with things you took for granted for a long time. I mean, I want to think...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 04:29 PM
    Let's see. @Doug McCrae makes reasoned arguments, citing the source material. And notes that he is saying, per the OP, that this is about- "Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda? So I see people online claiming that orcs (or drow or any other savage humanoid race) often unconsciously represent cruel stereotypes of people of color and promote a colonialist...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 02:13 PM
    You sure about that? I mean, that's a fairly high bar. My hatred of Paladins is the fuel that warms the cold, dark cockles of my heart. I hate Paladins like a young child loves Christmas morning. I only drink to separate my knowledge of the existence of Paladins from my consciousness.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 02:08 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 6 Mace of Disruption 12
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 09:17 PM
    What if we remove synonyms for, "Suck it, Trebek."
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 09:12 PM
    Maybe this doesn't bode well, but the only two movies on this list that I'm even remotely excited far right now are WW:Orwell and Jason Momoa Talks to Fishes 2. Okay ... maybe a little curious to see what Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix do with the Joker, but is more likely to go wrong than right.
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 08:31 PM
    :) I literally might be too dense. Have you seen this thread? It's got, like, over a thousand posts. And most of them contain words. BIG WORDS!
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 06:13 PM
    Aldarc Ovinomancer Sure. You guys are right. I mean, whether we're talking about politics, or religion, or playstyle preferences, or steak/sushi .... ...or someone saying that maybe it's not a communication issue ... the real problem is people just don't understand you well enough.
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 05:31 PM
    Maybe! Anything is possible. On the other hand, what you term "common mischaracterizations" are what other people view as the reasons they may not like something. Put another way, this is the same as any debate about preferences (from something as simple as "steak v. sushi" to as complicated as "my political party" v. "your political party"). It's not that there is a lack of understanding...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 04:59 PM
    Just going to point something out- If there are, let's just say .... two points of view.* And people who subscribe to those two points of view repeatedly say that the other side just doesn't understand them, that they don't have a real knowledge of the differences, and so on... Maybe the real issue is that there isn't a failure of understanding, or communication, but simply that the...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 02:24 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 11 Mace of Disruption 23 Bargle does not approve.
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    Tuesday, 12th March, 2019, 07:17 PM
    Not really. I mean, ignoring everything else, the whole "Lost Cause" part of Firefly is easily the worst part of Firefly that aired. Because the Inara/Reaver scene was never filmed. But, yeah, there are some people that do not enjoy Firefly for this reason. Probably not the great example you are thinking of?
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    Tuesday, 12th March, 2019, 04:22 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 18 Hammer of Thunderbolts 16 Mace of Disruption 17 Mace of Disruption? Sounds like a TED talk.
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 06:19 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 21 Hammer of Thunderbolts 17 Mace of Disruption 20 Mace of Smiting 4 Can't bring myself to vote for anything smiting related.
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    Sunday, 10th March, 2019, 07:21 PM
    Wow. Okay. I was unaware that D&D was created in Korea, or that Tolkien wrote in Mandarin, but okay! But you're right .. this must have been a completely arbitrary and capricious choice.
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    Sunday, 10th March, 2019, 04:31 PM
    I know you don't mean the implications of your statement. Because I know you are well-meaning. But this is roughly the equivalent of- "Sure, I know that the people in positions of power have completely ignored and marginalized your voices for years, decades, and centuries. But now that you finally have something of a platform, however small ... I'd really like it if you can stop and...
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    Sunday, 10th March, 2019, 04:18 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 26 Hammer of Thunderbolts 22 Mace of Disruption 22 Mace of Smiting 11 Oathbow DED.
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    Saturday, 9th March, 2019, 09:03 PM
    😒 ....take. That. Back.
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    Saturday, 9th March, 2019, 12:33 AM
    Do you have a source for that? AFAIK, despite a concern that it would be an issue in the South, there was no blowback and it was the episode that received the most positive feedback in the seriesí run. But I love to learn new things. Maybe the apocryphal history is true.
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 08:53 PM
    I'm not questioning your character or your good faith. I do think that there is a lot of value into looking inward and asking why we question things. For example, why is it a more important value to worry about being seen as a "bad person" than it is to try and understand how factors, subtle and not so subtle, impact people that are different than us? You didn't quote, or respond, to the...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 07:18 PM
    But ... so I'm going to point this out. You agree on H.P. Lovecraft because (and I mean this nicely) you'd have to be the world's biggest moron not to, right? I mean, saying H.P Lovecraft wasn't a virulent racist, with racist stuff in his books, would be like saying, "That Oscar Wilde didn't have a gay bone in his body." It's beyond denying reality. Saying that you agree that H.P. was...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 07:00 PM
    I'm going to be very honest with you. I think it might be helpful for you to explore why you just have a "genuinely different approach to interpreting this stuff" Really think about it. Because a lot of this is pretty clear cut. In the end, you have to make peace with certain things. I remain a huge H.P. Lovecraft fan,* and I always will be. I love 1e, despite the many ways it...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 06:44 PM
    Well, I think this should be obvious from my genre example. But we'll try again. If you are a reviewer (critic) of TTRPGs, then you will use descriptive language, including pejorative language. "Overall, I liked the new version of WFRPG, but I found the action resolution system to be shallow." On the other hand, if you are trying to have a discussion about the various ways in which...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 05:49 PM
    I don't know? I was responding to your statements concerning the use of shallow. You know, the entirety of what you snipped out and ignored. If that was completely orthogonal to your point, then your clearly aren't one of those people that find it hard to understand, and you were just making an unrelated point about how "shallow" is just a great term to use. Carry on! :)
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 05:21 PM
    Awesom-est synonyms ever. Possibly the most Gygax-ian table ever (as in ... why do you need to roll to determine the difference in random streetwalkers). I think people forget that it was part of a grungy urban encounter table tucked into an index, along with drunks and press gangs and ruffians. And the primary purpose wasn't their services- it was because they often had information. ...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 04:48 PM
    Leave your stupid comments in your pocket!
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 04:46 PM
    Allow me to quote my earlier post- Before even getting into issues of intent, I think the issue with the conversation is when you start labeling a text as "racist." A text might have racist themes, a text might reflect the broader racism of the culture of the time, a text might have racist stereotypes, and so on, but the text itself isn't racist. And because of that, the intent of...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 04:18 PM
    I don't even know what you're arguing any more, Umbran. Your original point was- And I made the point that this isn't a great example, because that particular episode wasn't controversial in a bad way; in fact, it was incredibly well-liked at the time. Pretty well born out in the historical record. In fact, the only person who posted about having personally experienced it on this thread...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 03:51 PM
    Um ... Yes, literary and film critics will call a work shallow. But that's clearly a pejorative term! No author or director has ever been, "Woot! The New York Times just called my work shallow! I am so proud!" If, for example, there was a debate about something (let's say ... to borrow a recent debate, the intentional fallacy), then .... Imagine one side side saying, "Well, our side...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 03:17 PM
    Heh. Whether you love this show or not depends a lot on your expectations. If you go in hoping for a "Daredevil" or a "Arrow" type show, you will be disappointed. On the other hand, if you like Wes Anderson / Coen Bros. / more experimental TV (like Legion), this show may very well appeal to you. For example, my S.O. doesn't like much of the superhero TV stuff I enjoy (except, for...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 03:07 PM
    Do you really want to be part of a club that I'm in? ;) It's kind of like, "Thank goodness. I finally joined the rarefied intellectual air of Thomas Wiseau."
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 02:52 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 25 Hammer of Thunderbolts 25 Mace of Disruption 23 Mace of Smiting 25 Oathbow 15 If it's not Scottish, it's crap. Wait ... if it is Scottish, it's a crappy weapon.
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 10:50 PM
    Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn't that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women. -Gary Gygax, 1998. I mean, I think he was a product of his times.
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 09:40 PM
    But I'm not? That was just about your use of Plato's Closet, which is often mis-remembered as being controversial, when it wasn't. It was overwhelmingly positively received. I don't have any reference points - but, I thought I'd search just to see if I was being crazy here- The parents' reviews on common sense media (all two of them!) are both 18+ after this episode, with one being VERY...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 08:39 PM
    I guess it depends on what class of people you hang out with? *shrug* Intentional fallacy works because you can use it to refer to multiple media for criticism. But hey, you do your thing. I ... can't even. Other than cherrypicking one single example, did you look at the people we are discussing? You know, the academy and the critics? Or, for that matter, the difference between...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 08:13 PM
    Um .... okay, not going to agree on that. The big work is not Barthes, it's the Intentional Fallacy (1954). Barthes' work is one of many, after that, that take remove the authors' intention out of the work. I ... okay. Look, I could point out that the publication of the cohesive work is different than the dissemination of the individual pieces (during the 40s) but that's not the...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 07:48 PM
    ..Okay. So ... I'm not clear what you're arguing about, Umbran? That episode wasn't controversial from contemporaneous sources. That's something that's arisen since then. If you have some source saying "Yeah, families at that time were uncomfortable" then I'll be happy to read it and agree with you. Otherwise, it's kind of just you saying, "Of course they were uncomfortable," and me...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 07:42 PM
    I really don't want to get into this on a TTRPG site, but this isn't my understanding. Modern critical theory (or, as you call it, the death of the author) really dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century with Russian Formalism. But you can easily see the antecedent in the New Criticism (which, of course, has its antecedents in the 19th century) in America, which was separate from...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 06:46 PM
    Yeah, no. Don't agree. That's okay! We've watched Spaceballs. We've watched Airplane! (fun fact- Airplane, like some other 70s very early 80s PG movies, has boobs... not that there's anything wrong with that). Haven't watched Austin Powers, but only because we just haven't gotten around to it. So it's not that. And it's not a parody of TNG, by the way. It's an homage to TNG*, which...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 06:27 PM
    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all gamers are created equal; that they are endowed by Gygax with certain unalienable rights; that among these are books, dice, and the pedantic ranting about things that do not, and should not, matter to anyone else. *ahem* Sure, rant away. But in addition to the excellent points raised above (it's a game; the sources are often fictional -...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 05:14 PM
    I was responding to - I apologize if you thought I was putting words in your mouth, but this is one of those common canards (like "Play it again, Sam") that is used despite the fact that it didn't exist. In the perpetuation of heroic Star Trek lore, the interracial kiss was a BIG DEAL, when in fact, despite mild pushback from the TV executives, it received no real pushback and almost nothing...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 04:17 PM
    (If you didn't see this prior to posting, you should probably delete your post before getting modded)
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 04:06 PM
    Oh, don't get me wrong. I thought it was an interesting episode and (relatively) thoughtful take, given the genre and constraints it had. It was just a wee bit jarring! Normally, there's a moment or two in every episode which is sorta like ... okay, that's a bit much for a younger audience, but this was most of the episode. (And while I think the topic and treatment, as you say, should...
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 03:58 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 25 Hammer of Thunderbolts 29 Javelin of Lightning 5 Mace of Disruption 22 Mace of Smiting 30 Oathbow 17 JAVELINS! WOOT!
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 09:06 PM
    Those are good questions. And taste is subjective. The way I view it is this- At its best, the Orville is really good "classic" TV. It has characters that I enjoy, and I enjoy seeing those characters interact. It's decent science fiction. Just like I wouldn't dump on "Cheers," the Orville is the spaceship where everyone knows your name. But it's not ... well, the Americans (using the lens...
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 04:42 PM
    But .... did we get rid of the Paladins? (I only regret that I have but one laugh to give for that!)
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 03:50 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 23 Giant Slayer 7 Hammer of Thunderbolts 27 Javelin of Lightning 14 Mace of Disruption 24 Mace of Smiting 29 Oathbow 20 Shazaam!
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 03:45 PM
    So, I was going to post this in the general "Orville Two Thoughts" thread, but this is an issue that has been deviling me for a while. Let me start by giving my general thoughts about the Orville (current through S2E05, All the World is a Birthday Cake- I'm catching up on the Fox streaming right now). I think it's the best, high-budget, fan service of ST:TNG ever. That's not a bad thing! To...
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 03:26 PM
    Briefly- There are a differences between the following statements: 1. There are stereotypes in D&D. 2. There are racist stereotypes in D&D, especially in some of the older stuff. 3. The idea of adventurers killing undifferentiated hordes of evil others can often resemble colonialist narratives (hobomurder = colonialism).
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 03:08 PM
    I've been kinda sorta following this thread, with roughly the same fascination as I would watching the halls of academia debate over the lunch menu for next week*, and I have to ask you one question: Why are you using the past tense? :) *To paraphrase the old canard, the debates on enworld about TTRPGs are so heated because the stakes are so small.
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 12:06 AM
    That ... could be it. It's ... well, twee isn't quite it, but it's not not twee, either.
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    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 05:03 PM
    Fitz and the Tantrums - "The Walker" (2013) Woodkid - "Run Boy Run" (2013) Paloma Faith - "Never Tear Us Apart" (2012) (cheating, cover) Morcheeba - "Blood Like Lemonade" (2010) Tom Swoon - "Shingaling" (2008) David Gray - "This Year's Love" (1998) Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds - "In The Heat of the Moment" (2015) Big Thief - "Mary" (2017) Don McGinnis - "Memory Bound" (2018) Gerard...
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    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 03:14 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 26 Giant Slayer 19 Hammer of Thunderbolts 28 Javelin of Lightning 17 Mace of Disruption 24 Mace of Smiting 28 Oathbow 19 The javelin of lightning is the one good reason for javelins. LET IT REIGN SUPREME!
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    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 03:02 PM
    1e had 14 (if you're cheating, and count Legends and Lore separately from Deities and Demigods- if you're really cheating, you can count different versions of hardcovers, such as the "copyright" Deities and Demigods, separately). So ... 13? 5e has more, but most of them are adventure paths- only MM, PHB, DMG, MToF, GGtR, VGtM, XGtE, and SCAG aren't. So if you're counting that way, it's...
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    Monday, 4th March, 2019, 02:29 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 26 Giant Slayer 26 Hammer of Thunderbolts 28 Javelin of Lightning 21 Mace of Disruption 26 Mace of Smiting 27 Oathbow 23
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    Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, 02:57 PM
    Dwarven Thrower 30 Giant Slayer 26 Hammer of Thunderbolts 29 Javelin of Lightning 25 Mace of Disruption 28 Mace of Smiting 25 Mace of Terror 10 Oathbow 28
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 09:51 PM
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    And if you haven't been told this recently, y'all are awesome. :)
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 09:15 PM
    1. Yes, it is very awesome. 2. Okay, so first thoughts- a. Gamma World has a long and storied crossover history with D&D. There are number of mods and conversions. Here's a few- https://www.deviantart.com/araknophobia/journal/Dungeons-and-Dragons-GAMMA-FIVE-561426013#comments https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwuSfRCk45kzMG9BRDFGOTlINkE/view
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 05:32 PM
    I don't know. I'm sure I'll find something! Personally, I love that you necro'd this thread to discuss necro'ing thread. I don't know why people complain; what, isn't recycling a good thing? We don't want to run out of bytes, do we?
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:55 PM
    While I personally would purchase your forthcoming book, The Urban Ecology of the Gargoyle, at this time I will go with the simpler explanation: Gargoyles are evil and fight PCs because they are made of XP.
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:42 PM
    Berserker Axe 1 Dwarven Thrower 34 Giant Slayer 25 Hammer of Thunderbolts 30 Javelin of Lightning 23 Mace of Disruption 28 Mace of Smiting 25 Mace of Terror 14 Oathbow 31
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:40 PM
    Hey, Internet Commenter, what are you complaining about? Whadda you got?
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:28 PM
    So, in addition to repeating what amethal said (do not get WG7, Castle Greyhawk. If you do see it, burn it. Scatter the ashes), I'll add this. I wouldn't bother with 1980 Folio; everything in it is contained in the 1983 Boxed World of Greyhawk, and expanded on with additional stuff. IMO, that's all you really need. That's all I ever needed. If you are interested in more, then my...
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:22 PM
    So during the other thread about the stigma/stereotype/archetype of the Jerk DM that has been going on: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?657370-Why-does-the-stigma-of-the-quot-jerk-GM-quot-still-persist-in-our-hobby I began to ask myself, "Self, what exactly is a Jerk DM? And why do I ask myself questions like that?" Anyway, from a certain perspective, the question asnwers...
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 02:40 PM
    Berserker Axe 5 Dwarven Thrower 32 Giant Slayer 25 Hammer of Thunderbolts 30 Javelin of Lightning 22 Mace of Disruption 28 Mace of Smiting 25 Mace of Terror 16 Oathbow 31
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 12:18 AM
    Bunch of Paladin pushers. Some classes cause happiness wherever they go; Paladins whenever they go.
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    Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 10:12 PM
    That may have been the reason for the idiosyncratic "Thief only" restriction. You know, that whole, "If you're a F/MU, you can fireball while wearing plate armor, but if you're a F/Th, it's leather armor for you, buddy!" Weirdly, I don't even think it applied to Assassins.
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    Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 08:58 PM
    No! Or, perhaps, not again? ....how about ... not so soon.
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Thursday, 14th March, 2019

  • 01:49 PM - Maxperson mentioned lowkey13 in post A GMing telling the players about the gameworld is not like real life
    There isn't such a class ability, at least in 5e. Legend Lore exists only as a spell in 5e. I believe that it was a bard ability in 1e, which forms the framework for Lanefan's modus operandi, but I am not sufficiently knowledgeable enough to answer how it operates in 1e. Yes, I know there isn't that ability for 5e Bards, which is why I went back to 5e. I completely forgot about 1e Bards, because I refused to ever play one. Not that I played 3e Bards, but I had players that did. I feel about bards the way lowkey13 feels about Paladins. :p

Saturday, 9th March, 2019

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

Friday, 8th March, 2019

  • 08:53 PM - TheBanjoNerd mentioned lowkey13 in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    Satyrn I don't think anyone is saying we need to go back to the arcane way that attack damage was written. I've been DM'ing 5e since it was released and I use essentially the same stat block lowkey13 presented because it gets all of the relevant information across quickly and concisely. I don't need to know what an NPC's bonds and flaws are when it comes to combat.

Friday, 1st March, 2019

  • 10:45 PM - CleverNickName mentioned lowkey13 in post Mixing Genres: Sci-Fi Campaign using 5E Rules
    Holy carp, everyone...thank you for the excellent suggestions! Satyrn: thank you for the link to Esper-Genesis, I had no idea that it even existed. I briefly looked it over, and it checks both boxes: it's 5th Edition rules, and it's science fiction. I am going to download it as soon as I get home and start tinkering with it. And from what you said about the Mage Hand Press kickstarter, I'll definitely be checking that out as well. lowkey13: Thank you for the list of source material. I am especially, incredibly, super-stoked about the Numinera 5E resource! I would really love to run a Numinera campaign one of these days, and this just might be the way to introduce my table (and myself) to that system. And it's nice to see an old vrusk like Star Frontiers getting some 5E love...I played that game like crazy back in high school. DM Dave1, Capn Charlie: the ENWorld community is the best gaming community on the Internet, and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise. Thank you for pointing me to the Fifth Age material...I'll add it to my list of materials to check out when I get home. It's looking like a long, awesome weekend of sci-fi and dice! jgsugden, Ed Laprade: I picked up Starfinder as part of Paizo's most recent Humble Bundle (everybody else should, too.) The lore looks interesting, and probably wouldn't take a lot of work to bring it into any RPG system. But as far as the rules go, my g...

Thursday, 28th February, 2019

  • 05:45 PM - akr71 mentioned lowkey13 in post You Know You Raised Your Kids Right When..
    lowkey13 LOL! Any chance he was just yanking your chain for a reaction? My daughter delights in telling me about the antics of her group - a tabaxi, a couple kenku and an aarakocra just because she knows I hate furries and anthropomorphic animal characters. I mean, I barely tolerate tieflings and dragonborn and then she pulls that crap on me!!
  • 03:54 AM - Quickleaf mentioned lowkey13 in post Do you want Greyhawk updated to 5e?
    lowkey13 Why are the results of the poll hidden?

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019


Saturday, 23rd February, 2019

  • 07:27 AM - pemerton mentioned lowkey13 in post How Did I Become a Grognard?
    lowkey13, what is the thematic difference between a classic D&D cleric (not an anti-cleric) and a classic D&D paladin? Telling me that one is derived most directly from Hammer and Sir Fang and that one is derived most directly from Poul Anderson (which I know, as probably does everyone posting in this particular thread) doesn't answer that question.
  • 05:53 AM - pemerton mentioned lowkey13 in post How Did I Become a Grognard?
    lowkey13 Poul Anderson didn't invent the notion of a holy warrior who can heal with a touch and whom no evil being can approach. He drew on well-known literary/legendary sources and wrote them into his novel. Hammer studios didn't invent the notion of calling on holy power to repel evil. They likewise drew on well-known tropes. Nor did Gygax invent the notion of a holy leader who can throw a staff to the ground and have it transform into a serpent. (And an imaginary story for good measure: person X might design the ranger inspired by Aragorn/Strider, while person Y designs the woods hero inspired by Robin Hood and Jack the Giant Killer. It may well be that X and Y's classes, while perhaps mechnically different in certain respects, express the same archetype.) Clerics are serious combatants who use heavy arms and armour. They turn the undead. They call upon magic which heals with a touch, which buffs allies, which detects and wards off evil, and which emulates the odd Biblical mir...

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019


Friday, 15th February, 2019

  • 04:26 AM - CleverNickName mentioned lowkey13 in post Survivor Magic Swords- FROST BRAND CHILLS THE COMPETITION!
    So I know why youíre hating on the Holy Avenger, but what up with the Sun Sword shade?That was me, not lowkey13. The sun blade is the second-most Paladin of all the swords, what with its radiant damage, bonus against undead, and that whole light-dispelling-the-darkness vibe. If the Holy Avenger is the paladin of swords, the Sun Blade is a multiclassed paladin. :-)

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Monday, 4th February, 2019

  • 07:32 PM - Coroc mentioned lowkey13 in post Mike Mearls Talks Greyhawk in Lore You Should Know
    lowkey13 wish I could give you 20 xp for that. Ok I admit my greyhawk based homebrew has tieflings as a playable race but it has reasons why that is so and it does not have elves or dwarves other than as npc. But I still would hate if official canon would alter the old content to a point where it might not be recognizable anymore aka dragonborn etc. I cannot even tell you why, maybe it is because I am very old school, I like the canon as it is because it is a solid base to modify for myself without running into to much trouble, means I can use a lot of the old official material which saves me my limited time. They got their FR cesspool and that is ok for the people who like it and do not need another setting like that, basta.

Monday, 28th January, 2019

  • 10:25 PM - Aldarc mentioned lowkey13 in post The Problem with Constitution
    Constitution has enough other uses and functions that removing it entirely (from any edition) would probably create lots more headaches than it solves.I think that you may be exaggerating how much of a problem it would be. The willpower split is an issue. I'd like to see it all go under Charisma, with sagacity and intuition put under Wisdom and wits under Intelligence.That's a possibility. I think that this becomes a matter of preference though, depending on what you want the attributes to do for the play experience. Fantasy Age, for example, breaks up the mental stats into Communication, Intellect, Perception, and Willpower. Savage Worlds condenses them down to Smarts and Spirit. Of course - at the risk of incurring lowkey13's wrath - I would almost prefer to move Clerics to Charisma, with Bards and Paladins. And then move the Warlock to Intelligence and the Sorcerer to Wisdom. #GoodbyeSorlocks (#HelloSorangers?) However, if that leads to an imbalance in how many skills go with each stat (something the designers probably spent lots of time thinking about) then those would have to be tweaked as well.Of course, another solution then might just be to get rid of skills and lean harder into ability checks. Let the GM be the judge about what attribute applies for a given check. Or any of them, for that matter - your concentration stat becomes whichever one is primary for your class e.g. Int for Wizards, Wis for Clerics, etc.Brilliant. Simple. Elegant. Works.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019

  • 06:57 PM - Ryujin mentioned lowkey13 in post Titans - Surprisingly Good if a bit uneven
    I also found it to be surprisingly good. It's hitting the notes of the comic series, without precisely duplicating them. It seems to up-age far better than Archie Comics do. lowkey13 - They drop the occasional F-bomb and there's a fair bit of blood. Unlike in comic books in this series, when someone with super strength punches you in the face, you spit out teeth. People die.

Thursday, 10th January, 2019

  • 08:36 AM - CleverNickName mentioned lowkey13 in post yes, this again: Fighters need more non-combat options
    ... My fighter basically just sat around watching everyone do everything else except fight. Sure, once initiative had been rolled everyone shoved me to the front of the line and kept me propped up with magic and cover fire, and that could be really fun. But for the other 90% of the session, I was bored. So, If someone has difficulty understanding how to have fun with a class, sometimes the best option is to ask them if they want to play a different class.This. I talked to the DM about my options, and in the end I decided to play a Warlock (Hexblade) instead. It had just enough of the Fighter class in it to let me fill my old role in the group and keep me from becoming useless on the battlefield, but it had lots of other options in the way of spells and invocations that I just couldn't get with a Fighter...even a Fighter with the Eldritch Knight subclass. GlassJaw, I think your suggestions would make for an interesting houserule, and I'd love to hear how well they test. lowkey13's advice was what I ended up going with back in the day, and I'm 100% satisfied with the result.

Monday, 7th January, 2019

  • 12:47 PM - Aldarc mentioned lowkey13 in post Worlds of Design: ďOld SchoolĒ in RPGs and other Games Ė Part 1 Failure and Story
    ...e that the whole "story is greater than character" spiel comellingly fits the bill for describing notions of Old School gaming. It describes your preferences certainly, but likely not the early generation as a whole of gaming. However - and this is what I'm really getting at - in either case it's the story of the party and what it achieves as an entity that matters and that will be retold (both in and out of the fiction, for all that), no matter how many actual characters were gone through in the process.Which does not seem uniquely distinct from how games are played now, which would further require a different explanation for OS games other than "the story is bigger than the characters." And many homebrew OS games were run built around certain characters. I also do not like how this framing implies in its uniqueness that in New School games that the story is subordinate to or less than the characters. On the whole, other explanations are required to describe the difference. lowkey13 offered a fairly compelling alternative, namely that the kernals for numerous modes of gaming were present from the beginning. The proliferation of games with a range of niches since that time have drawn attention to those differences. And "New School" games may favor and expand upon a subset of those early kernals. The OSR movement is clearly attempting to bring something back in at least spirit, but even "OS emulators" seem divided over what that essential substance entails.

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Thursday, 21st March, 2019

  • 01:04 AM - MechaPilot quoted lowkey13 in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    "The studio is reportedly looking at a list that includes Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Foxx, Joel Edgerton, Dave Bautista, Jeremy Renner, and Johnny Depp." I, too, can name actors. Studio Head: Get me a Chris! Poor intern: Which one? Pine? Pratt? Evans? Hemsworth? Ludacris? Studio Head: ALL OF THEM! I really want Will Smith to just stay away from this movie. I don't think he's a good fit for a D&D movie. And if he is a good fit for the script, then I'm hesitant to think the movie will be a good D&D movie.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019

  • 09:58 PM - Ralif Redhammer quoted lowkey13 in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    I mean, he's got the dragons part already with Reign of Fire, right? 2. So .... aren't you even a little curious to see Matthew McConaughey star in a D&D movie? "Itís Thursday and itís past noon. Thursday is one of my days off. On my days off I start drinking at noon. You donít get to interrupt that.Ē
  • 09:11 PM - robus quoted lowkey13 in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    "The studio is reportedly looking at a list that includes Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Foxx, Joel Edgerton, Dave Bautista, Jeremy Renner, and Johnny Depp." That has to be the most phoned in list ever!
  • 04:27 PM - Morrus quoted lowkey13 in post [+] Star Trek Discovery (Fan) Thread
    I would pay cash money to watch Anson Mount in several more seasons, or in his own spinoff. So perfect. Probably the best addition to Season 2. And Anson Mount starring Pike Enterprise with Spock aboard. It would be so good! Basically it would be TOS, but with modern filming. Yeah, I would absolutely pay money for that.
  • 03:49 PM - Ryujin quoted lowkey13 in post The Orville Season Two - Thoughts?
    Blake's 7 is the best. Also great because the show is total false advertising. Very little Blake, rarely with 7. That said, you really have to suspend disbelief when it comes to the ... um ... special effects. "Hey look, in the space armada, it's a toaster!" And no Blake at all in the final season, if memory serves.

Sunday, 17th March, 2019

  • 05:46 PM - Oofta quoted lowkey13 in post Back after about 29 years
    Welcome back! If you have questions, please ask. 😃 We donít bite. Well, most of us donít. PS - Iím also an older gamer that runs games for the next generation. Youíre in for a great time!! In addition, some of us aren't paladin-hating anti-gnome bigots. Oh, and don't take anybody on this message board too seriously. We take ourselves plenty seriously from time to time thank you very much. You may note upon occasion that threads go on endlessly arguing about minutiae, or that people take obscure jabs at fellow contributors but I think at the end of the day we'd all get along fine at the game table. I also wouldn't worry too much about guides or running the game "right", one of the best things about this edition is that there's a lot of leeway to make the game your own. So do what makes sense for you and your group and just try to be consistent. I think it's more important to have a smooth flowing game than it is to know exactly how far you can jump according to th...
  • 10:57 AM - John R Davis quoted lowkey13 in post GameHole Con Hints At An "As Yet Unannounced Setting" for D&D This Year
    Pelinore. yes please

Saturday, 16th March, 2019

  • 12:42 AM - Morrus quoted lowkey13 in post Who in the World is James M. Ward?
    I should have said this in my original comment, but also? Everything (EVERYTHING) about that cover of Deities and Demigods is perfect. I have two. I don't know why!

Friday, 15th March, 2019

  • 11:01 PM - BoxCrayonTales quoted lowkey13 in post Mind if I pedantically complain that monster manuals butcher myth/folklore/fairytale?
    D&D is a game about killing monsters, so if the monsters don't already to conform to that role, then they either need to be changed to fit or omitted from the game. Other games are not about killing monsters, so if you really want to give the creatures a fair shake, then you'd be better off dealing with them there. If you really want an accurate take on the wendigo (for example), then you shouldn't look for it in a game that assumes every problem can be fixed with a sword.Iíve always been frustrated by the inordinate focus on violence in RPGs. Plenty of fantasy stories resolved encounters with non-violent solutions. Iím not suggesting adding mental/social hit points or using a genuinely universal task resolution mechanic a la Risus, but I wish the rules had offered XP for any method of conflict resolution. Well, if we're going to be pedants here, no, it is not creatively bankrupt to re-imagine monsters as something different from their lore. However, taking my pedant hat off and look...
  • 03:51 PM - robus quoted lowkey13 in post Do you Critical Role?
    I only enjoy things that are unpopular. If that was true you'd only play gnome paladins! :P
  • 03:42 PM - dnd4vr quoted lowkey13 in post Goodman Games' Next Reincarnation Is Expedition To The Barrier Peaks
    If they published a full Lankhmar 5e, especially if they also included the old City of Lankhmar ... That WOULD BE AWESOME!!! :D
  • 03:40 PM - Sadras quoted lowkey13 in post Do you Critical Role?
    I only enjoy things that are unpopular. Then what are you doing on Enworld?

Thursday, 14th March, 2019

  • 09:17 PM - Umbran quoted lowkey13 in post Hidden
  • 05:28 PM - dragoner quoted lowkey13 in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Well ... I wouldn't go that far. I can't speak for everyone in this thread (and there were a few dubious posts earlier), but I think some people struggle with some of these ideas. Mostly ... well, mostly old white guys. And I can somewhat sympathize with that, being an older white guy. It's hard to come to terms with things you took for granted for a long time. I mean, I want to think that I've done well in life because I'm awesome and smart and amazing and good looking and people like me. THEY REALLY REALLY LIKE ME! :) But it's also true that I've had a lot of things break my way, because of ... well, you know ... And it's not just that. I mean, I like the things that I like! I don't want to think that some of those things might be ... well, maybe not wholesome? Not perfect in every way? Thinking about that makes me uncomfortable, and I don't like to feel uncomfortable. Also? I'm used to having my opinion and voice heard. And so I don't understand when my opinion of how ot...
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  • 05:12 PM - dragoner quoted lowkey13 in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Let's see. @Doug McCrae makes reasoned arguments, citing the source material. And notes that he is saying, per the OP, that this is about- "Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda? So I see people online claiming that orcs (or drow or any other savage humanoid race) often unconsciously represent cruel stereotypes of people of color and promote a colonialist narrative." You know ... parallels .... unconscious representations. Not that every D&D player and DM ever is a racist. Meanwhile, other people are all like -Nah. That's a bunch of academic gibberish. Working class people in Boston when I was growing up were never racist.* Or variants of, BUT WHAT ABOUT VIKINGS!** Good talk. :) *I'm guessing it wasn't Roxbury. Not to put too fine a point on it, but from Charles Stuart to Adam Jones, it's not common to use the Hub as the go-to example for color-blind bona fides. **Yeah, I am simplifying and parodying positions here, but ... well, look at th...
  • 02:25 PM - Maxperson quoted lowkey13 in post A GMing telling the players about the gameworld is not like real life
    You sure about that? I mean, that's a fairly high bar. My hatred of Paladins is the fuel that warms the cold, dark cockles of my heart. I hate Paladins like a young child loves Christmas morning. I only drink to separate my knowledge of the existence of Paladins from my consciousness. Heh. Pretty close. I loathe bards. "Look, it's a dragon! I know, let me sing a little ditty so that our ashes are a little coarser after the save!"

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019



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