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    Today, 05:03 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 7 Keith Parkinson -- 8 Jeff Easley -- 9 Clyde Caldwell -- 5
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    Hey, if you want to spend your prep time counting fictional trees within a hypothetical acre, knock yourself out....
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    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    I make up whatever details I need. Why in the world would I need rules to tell me how many trees there are in any given acre??
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    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    Based on your own statement, I'm going to go with unreasonable.
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    Yesterday, 06:31 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 7 Keith Parkinson -- 10 Jeff Easley -- 10 Clyde Caldwell -- 12 David Trampier -- 3
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 09:25 AM
    My futurist prediction: That won't end well.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 07:20 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 9 Keith Parkinson -- 12 Jeff Easley -- 11 Clyde Caldwell -- 13 David Trampier -- 9
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 04:02 AM
    Genysis. Salvation largely deletes itself from my memory. Genysis sticks around enough to remind me that I didn't like it.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 03:53 AM
    I must admit, this trailer did nothing for me. Maybe even discouraged me from seeing it a bit.... Might have been more effective to just show me a black screen with a logo, title, & date. Add in some Terminator music.
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    Friday, 24th May, 2019, 03:46 AM
    Yeah, that's what I thought while actually watching it. It was kind of like one of those self destroying messages you see in spy movies. Only made real.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 09:30 PM
    It varies based on the campaign/adventure to be played & the exact characters the players made. Sometimes one or the other will make the most sense, sometimes a mix. I guess you'd say that in our new campaign (3rd session tonight 5/23) the characters would all be visitors. They've all come to this inn that hosts an insane Mardi Gras type all night party on the summer equinox. From there,...
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 10:29 AM
    https://youtu.be/h27AcB70Mvc
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 10:23 AM
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 05:08 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 13 Keith Parkinson -- 14 Jeff Easley -- 14 Clyde Caldwell -- 17 David Trampier -- 8
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 05:04 AM
    Why would you want to do this? The point of 5e is that it's not 4e. But hey, if this project keeps you busy enough so you don't rant about Star Wars, go for it. :)
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 04:35 PM
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    Anything will work if your in the right game.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 07:01 AM
    He's the youngest of the 3 Baratheon brothers. Robert, Stannis & then Renly Baratheon. He's 4th in line after Joffery, Tommen, then Stannis. He does have a claim, just a lot weaker than the rest.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 06:32 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 13 Keith Parkinson -- 16 Jeff Easley -- 17 Larry Elmore -- 3 Clyde Caldwell -- 19 David Trampier -- 10
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 06:27 AM
    Hmm. Looks like other than Saltmarsh I save $ this year. Nah, who am I kidding? That $ will just be spent on other aspects of my overall gaming hobby. :)
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 01:07 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 16 Keith Parkinson -- 18 Jeff Easley -- 19 Larry Elmore -- 7 Clyde Caldwell -- 19 David Trampier -- 14
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 01:03 AM
    Future support of an edition has always been possible. I have book shelves full of the proof. As for being on the same page? That's a fine place to start. But I firmly believe that the game is better when it's then customized through house rules, 3rd party, etc to fit each individual table. Each individual campaign at each table in fact. If you're all doing the same thing, in the same...
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 11:34 PM
    A rule for everything & then a few more for things you don't need rules for.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 11:21 PM
    Well MY favorite edition is 1e. My 2nd favorite is 5e. running very close in 3rd place is PF1/3x 4th place = 2e 5th comes B/X, BECMi, & OD&D
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 09:44 PM
    For me, the point where MC becomes "too much" is when it would distort the concept of the character because out-of-character it's only being chosen for the mechanical advantages. A great example would be all those paladins who MC into warlock for the spell slot trick. I almost never MC my own characters based on the rules. When I have it's been because: 1) In AD&D non-human characters...
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 08:47 PM
    In general, cannot gain xp, cannot lv up, cannot regain spell slots. Other memory functions aren't impaired. But depending upon the exact story/plot atm I might vary some of that. :)
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 08:27 PM
    This is a case of statistics lying to you. At the moment 4e has 38 votes. All others combined = 106 votes. Wich means that 76.some % of us reject 4e. 4e: Not the most popular version.
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 06:24 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 18 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff Easley -- 26 Larry Elmore -- 11 Clyde Caldwell -- 19 David Trampier -- 16
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 05:19 AM
    I'll be surprised if it's not Planescape.
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 05:12 AM
    My favorite edition to date is 1e. In no particular order (and likely not a comprehensive list); *I like its slightly clunky mechanics, its stat based limitations on things, it's To-Hit/Save system, its Save or Die stuff, its % based treasure charts by Alphabet letter, its % based magic item tables, that alignment means something, etc etc etc. *I like it's art. *I like the vision of the...
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:59 AM
    The answer is: The two that help you best portray whatever character you're envisioning. Pick those.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:37 AM
    I think you'll need one of these: Or Maybe this will work?: Otherwise I'm afraid you'll just have to rely on your own XP in reading people....
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:25 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff Easley -- 25 Larry Elmore -- 13 Clyde Caldwell -- 19 Todd Lockwood -- 0 David Trampier -- 18
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 04:35 AM
    The random harlot table from the 1e DMG.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 09:23 PM
    Um, ok? I mean, along time ago Michael Keaton was announced as Batman. And everyone was like "Huh? What!? Really? Um, that's not who I'd envisioned...." (and worse). Turns out that, other than Adam West, Keaton's my favorite live-action Batman. This is the same - It's just never crossed my mind to envision Robert Pattison in the cape & cowl. So I guess I'll just wait & see how he...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Using the base #s from post #96 since Cloak doesn't know how to play this game.... Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 23 Jeff Easley -- 22 Larry Elmore -- 17 Clyde Caldwell -- 25 Todd Lockwood -- 15 David Trampier -- 17
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 01:42 AM
    I dislike the crit fumbles/failures. But that's because I actually don't like crits - either good or bad. I don't like the idea that there's something more special (beyond always succeeds/always fails) about rolling a particular # that has the exact same odds of occurring as the other 18. Nor do I buy the crap about crit failures being extra punishing to the players, particularly those who...
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 05:22 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff Easley -- 25 Larry Elmore -- 21 Clyde Caldwell -- 23 - Cartoonish or not, I still like his work. He & Elmore are the two who's art that comes to mind 1st when I think D&D. And it's a lot better & in 30 more years will still have aged better than people no longer on this list.... Todd Lockwood -- 15 David Trampier -- 22
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 09:07 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 25 Jeff Easley -- 24 Larry Elmore -- 19 Clyde Caldwell -- 24 Todd Lockwood -- 19 Tyler Jacobson -- 1 David Trampier -- 24
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 01:00 AM
    You do realize that: A) America (and Canada) comprise of a lot more terrain types/regions than the plains. B) Assorted tribes lived in all of them. And still do.
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    Monday, 13th May, 2019, 10:22 PM
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    Lol... As well as playing RPGs, I'm a miniature war-gamer & modeler. Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Ancients/Historical, Superheroes, WWII-present, planes, boats, tanks, + terrain..... My spare bedroom (aka: the gaming room - though we actually don't play any games in it. It's more of a workshop/lab. :)) holds no end of unfinished & WIP miniatures projects. Media wise? My only real wish/regret...
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    Monday, 13th May, 2019, 06:35 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold Stew View Post This to me is the central issue. Have your players' characters tried to do this? Another logical consequence is: As the wizard is ruining the livelihoods of a great # of Smiths, Armorers, assorted craftsmen. etc? They take up this issue with their respective guilds. Who in turn take it up with the wizard. Possibly the...
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    Monday, 13th May, 2019, 05:45 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff Easley -- 23 Larry Elmore -- 18 Clyde Caldwell -- 24 Erol Otus -- 5 Todd Lockwood -- 21 Tyler Jacobson -- 9 David Trampier -- 24
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    Sunday, 12th May, 2019, 07:00 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff Easley -- 23 Larry Elmore -- 20 Clyde Caldwell -- 22 Erol Otus -- 8 Todd Lockwood -- 21 Tyler Jacobson -- 11 David Trampier -- 24 Emmanuel -- 0
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 07:57 PM
    Well, you're the DM. If you think a monster is too tough you can very easily alter it to anything you feel fits. One way is to flip through the MM etc & simply re-skin an existing creature. For example, use a Ghoul. Do your players know anything about Cerebral Vampires? If not then will it really matter if your version has the stats of a ghoul? A second way is to go through the fiddly...
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 05:13 AM
    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff Easley -- 21 Larry Elmore -- 22 Clyde Caldwell -- 20 Erol Otus -- 14 Todd Lockwood -- 21 Tyler Jacobson -- 12 David Trampier -- 22 Emmanuel -- 6
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    Friday, 10th May, 2019, 04:01 PM
    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff Easley -- 21 Larry Elmore -- 21 Clyde Caldwell -- 18 Erol Otus -- 17 Todd Lockwood -- 20 Tyler Jacobson -- 16 David Trampier -- 23 Emmanuel -- 10
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    Friday, 10th May, 2019, 05:38 AM
    Depends upon who's running the game. One of our GMs leave all aspects 100% up to the player & give the things zero consideration. Even when that really doesn't make any story sense. Some of our GMs will sometimes do something with/to a follower/henchmen. Familiars & such only receive attention in combat if they present as a decent target. Me? 1) I LOVE familiars, animal companions,...
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    Wednesday, 8th May, 2019, 10:15 AM
    I quite enjoyed the 1st one. Giant mecha vs giant monsters. DVD on the shelf. :) PR:II? Nope. Same concept, and I've certainly enjoyed even worse, but II was just missing something. Not really a monster movie IMO though. When I say monster movie, think of things like The Meg, Sharktopus, Deep Rising, etc. Maybe some werewolves & such.
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    Wednesday, 8th May, 2019, 01:50 AM
    Off recovering from the beating she & everyone else - who wasn't already dead - on the Asgard ship took at the beginning of IW I'd imagine. There's not a lot of time passing from start to finish of IW.... So if you're not Thor or the Hulk, guess what? You don't get to heal up enough to play a part.
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    Tuesday, 7th May, 2019, 03:40 AM
    I rarely pay any attention to sites like Rotten Tomatoes. Between the bought & paid for critics + the trolls, what's the point? If a movie or show looks interesting? I'll watch it (or in the case of a show, a few episodes & then decide wether to watch more.). Then I ask a simple question: Was I entertained? Followed by: Was I entertained enough to watch it again/another seasons worth/buy...
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    Tuesday, 7th May, 2019, 02:57 AM
    There's not much, if any, reason NOT to use a rapier in this setup. A d8 weapon that keys off your 16 Dex or a sword that likely uses your +0 Str. Hmm.... Shields: The math says use a shield. But you should play the character that your envisioning. So, does a shield fit that vision? With a bow? No. For somantic components of spells you need 1 free hand. So unless you're always...
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    Tuesday, 7th May, 2019, 01:16 AM
    Right. The Marvel Cinematic MULTIverse is a big place. So if you're willing to call all this {crap} cannon for the MCU line of movies, what's your beef with Thor just flying away & maybe not ever being used again? And likely with no explanation of why he wouldn't come running back when the poop hits the fan for avengers 8 or such. Like I said earlier, maybe he's just far far away atm. (you...
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    Tuesday, 7th May, 2019, 12:57 AM
    Would you prefer that he accidently summoned his Ultimates style hammer or Bill's Stormbreaker? Vs having a giant Tyrion make it? Or maybe you'd prefer his dumb looking axe from recent years of the comics?
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    Tuesday, 7th May, 2019, 12:42 AM
    Do you also count: The Captain America serial (from the 40s) The '67 Spiderman cartoon Spiderman & his Amazing friends from the '80s The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, & Spiderman live actions from the 70s/80s. The 90s Captain America movie. The assorted Marvel animated series from the 90's+ (XM, Spidy, FF etc) David Hasslehoffs Nick Fury, Dolph Lungrens Punisher, Gen X The Blade...
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    Tuesday, 7th May, 2019, 12:04 AM
    Well, in the movie I saw I clearly heard Bruce explain to the group how the IW loss was worse for him. He lost not once, but twice! So I don't have to speculate or guess. Hulk was afraid. IW showed me the hulk getting his ass kicked & his later refusal to emerge. In EG Banner told it to me. What more do I need? Joe Russo sitting in the seat beside me personally explaining it?
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    Monday, 6th May, 2019, 11:46 PM
    Because maybe their not done with him yet? Or haven't decided one way or another yet? So best to leave it vague & be flexible for the moment. Yep. 100%.
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    Monday, 6th May, 2019, 10:49 PM
    So what do your players want to see? And do you mind if they make strong 1/2lings? Well now you're just being obtuse. Quit it. Right. And as a fan of 1e I even like racial (and class) min/max requirements. I just don't see the point of having Con dictate a characters size. That just warps the D&D standard for no reason. Maybe if you're world building & re-writing things to fit...
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    Monday, 6th May, 2019, 05:07 PM
    Even moderately intelligent people will realize that, as Capt. Marvel pointed out on screen, it's a big universe out there. So storywise why doesn't Thor appear? Because he's busy doing something far far away. And that might be a story we'll all get to watch later. :) Wrong on both counts. Neither needs a "end". What's needed is A) coherent storytelling, B) Leaving the door open for...
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    Sunday, 5th May, 2019, 08:22 AM
    Why not simply set a minimum Con requirement for being large size+? Large = x min. Huge = y min. Gargantuan = z min. Because your chart seems wonky in relation to the normal character creation rules. Consider: I make a 1/2ling with an 18 con. Does that make me a Large creature? Or just the really hardy 1/2ling I envisioned playing? Likewise; if I make an 8 Con (or less!) human do I...
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    Saturday, 4th May, 2019, 07:54 AM
    I'm betting that everyone here is not the target audience for this film.
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    Thursday, 2nd May, 2019, 04:18 AM
    How about a mono-headed hydra?
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    Tuesday, 30th April, 2019, 11:21 PM
    In the 5e game I'm playing in? We guzzle healing potions like ail....Course that could be that before last session we didn't have a cleric, or really anyone with Cure Wounds. What we do have is GP. And some players use more potions than others. In the 5e game I run? It's rare that the players use consumable magics.
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    Tuesday, 30th April, 2019, 07:44 PM
    BEcmi --> AD&D --> 2e --> 3x --> PF --> 5e: I've always had non-casting priests in my games.
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    Tuesday, 30th April, 2019, 01:07 AM
    You could have them grapple and do damage either way by raw. For extra creep factor have some damage be piercing or slashing via bite. It changes nothing about the challenge rating imho. Got for it.
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    Monday, 29th April, 2019, 11:04 AM
    I said eventually. You know what else will also happen eventually? The heat death of the universe.
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    Monday, 29th April, 2019, 10:58 AM
    I thought you just said 5e was too complex for you? Some of what you want already exists. And in this edition. Some of what you want is pointless (ex: explain the functional difference between adding up encumbrance vs bulk points) Your wish for an equipment inventory log/map can be solved with a Google search. Or a piece of paper + #2 pencil.... Your ideas for simplified wealth...
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    Monday, 29th April, 2019, 09:08 AM
    I'd probably pick Endgame. Why? Because if I could never know what happens in the ones I didn't pick, passing on Endgame would screw up ALOT of future movie viewing, conversation, & media/entertainment consumption. GoT (TV version)? This really isn't a topic of conversation in my circles except for around the 8 weeks or so per season. And I don't go out of my way to read about it/discuss...
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    Saturday, 27th April, 2019, 10:10 PM
    Because since the 1st Avengers movie we've been told, and shown, that Clint & Natasha share a personal bond just not present with the rest of the characters present at that point in the film. So if you've got to sacrifice someone you care deeply about to get the Soul Stone what other pairing are you going to send? Any other available character you pick had some arc/function/scene THEY were...
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    Friday, 26th April, 2019, 12:49 PM
    I don't watch the credits for the end scenes. I never have. They're just nice modern extras. For movies I've enjoyed I watch the credits because: A great many virtually anonymous people worked really hard to entertain me for 2-3 hours. The least I can do, even though I'll never remember them/manage to read them all, is to read a few of their names as they scroll by. In general: When I...
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    Friday, 26th April, 2019, 12:27 PM
    I was referring to the awful looking cap suit he got in the comics along with the shield.
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    Friday, 26th April, 2019, 07:53 AM
    1st, although there are some examples that are done better than most, let me say that I really really really dislike time travel. Even the better done examples. In comics, in movies, etc. With that said? End Game is about as good as it could be given its horrible central plot device. Hopefully now that they've ticked this particular box the MCU has gotten this out of its system.... My...
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    Friday, 26th April, 2019, 03:14 AM
    Since you can just do simple math to find your answer, I'm not sure why you'd need a poll. You want your average answer? Do your own math.
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I've never found a game - RPG, miniatures, or board game I wasn't willing to try.
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I've been a gamer - RPGs, minis, board games, etc since I opened my Basic D&D set on Christmas day 1980.

Currently playing games in NE Ohio (USA)

I love toys & games. All types.
I'm lucky. I got to be a toy salesman for the best toy store in the world (You've probably heard our song ;)) for many many years - until we went out of business in 2018. :(
It wasn't the $, the benefits, the job positions/challenge, or even at times my co-workers, that made doing that every day worthwhile. It was sharing that love of toys by helping as many people as possible (toddler - 65yr Hot wheel collector, clueless parent, confused grandparent, etc) get whatever toy brought them or theirs joy.

My order of preference D&D wise goes:
1e, 5e, PF/3x, 2e, BECMI.

I gave 4e a 2 year shot.
I determined I didn't like it.
I don't bear the few remaining 4e fans any actual ill will, but I'm also not above poking them - because it's funny to hear them yowl.
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Sunday, 19th May, 2019

  • 06:58 PM - Lanefan mentioned ccs in post Favourite D&D edition thatís not 5E
    1e. ccs hits many of my reasons for this in a post upthread. This puts the rest far better than I could: I also prefer niche protection, and have a healthy disdain for ďevery class should be good at every aspect.Ē design philosophy. I view D&D like a team, where various classes play off weaknesses and strengths of others, like sports teams are now. Not where every player is as good in every aspect as every other player.Thanks for saving me the typing. :)

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019

  • 02:08 AM - aco175 mentioned ccs in post "House" Rules
    I used to play with critical misses and we had a chart like we did for critical hits. We got away from it with 4e and 5e because it added more complexity and seemed to slow things down. I like ccs said about a simple idea of just monsters having advantage to hit you if you roll a 1. It is easy to play and understand. It does not allow for things like bows breaking or magic item blows up, but makes it streamlined. One point to think about is how halflings re-roll 1s and how they would never fumble in 5e.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019

  • 12:27 PM - Sadras mentioned ccs in post Blocked list blues - help?
    ccs is correct. Well it's their loss, they lose out on all the work you've done on the 5e hardcore monsters.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

  • 01:38 PM - Ovinomancer mentioned ccs in post Skills used by players on other players.
    ...ere's a contradiction in the statements and I'd curious as to what causes it. Maybe it'll make him change his mind, or maybe it'll provide a new avenue for discussion, or maybe it won't. If I don't ask, only the latter is sure to obtain. What he does at his table isn't going to effect you and I think this thread has done a lot to show that both sides are right,neither side 100% but enough that we can understand that yeah people are viewing things differently and that's ok. Neither side is engaging in bad or hurtful game play, it's just a difference of opinion in a rpg that aims to have much of it left up to the players and DM. Oh, goodness, someone has forgotten their on a discussion forum. Of course it won't affect my table -- or will it? Because, in that 3 year old thread that was linked a few pages ago about NPCs using skills against PCs, I was on your side of the argument. Go read it, you'll see. I made a lot of the same arguments you and Ratskinner are making (and ccs). But, starting in that thread, and in a few more where I got mad at iserith (I've accused him of trolling, too, much to my future embarrassment), I started looking at how I run games, what I was doing, and realized that a lot of my dissatisfaction was how I was running -- what luggage I was bringing with me. I've changed my style since then, sought out a few good non-D&D games to sample different concepts altogether, and fashioned a different playstyle that's much more iserith and Bawylie that my old one. So, yeah, maybe this is the start of a change and maybe it isn't, but whether or not it affects my table right now, this is still a discussion forum where we talk about pretending to be elves. I think sometimes we get so caught up in the argument that we forget that we are all on the same side. We love rpg's! There are few enough of us out there lets agree to disagree and still hold each other in a positive light. You told us what you would do, how you feel about it...

Sunday, 4th November, 2018

  • 08:28 PM - CleverNickName mentioned ccs in post Survivor Magic Rings- Feather Falling FLOATS TO VICTORY!
    Elemental Command 24 Evasion 18 Feather Falling 25 Free Action 27 Invisibility 19 Jumping 8 Mind Shielding 20 Protection 13 Ram 27 Regeneration 17 Resistance 20 Shooting Stars 32 Spell Storing 24 Spell Turning 23 Telekinesis 20 Three Wishes 13 Water Walking 19 Sorry about that, ccs. I couldn't make up my mind. You were right the first time.

Sunday, 28th October, 2018

  • 11:03 AM - Johannes Dolch mentioned ccs in post Please help me decide on a Paladin Build for Curse of Strahd
    ...ves is great. Stack it with bless and you as a paladin with 14 wis are looking at +12 + 1d4 wisdom save at level 10. That really helps a lot. Mechanically that is awesome. But since my Character is Chaotic Good "Evil must be destroyed and i am the one who does it", going into Hexblade would really be too far into "please DM, i know it makes zero sense for a good paladin to suddenly make a pact with a mysterious, dark entity from an evil realm and start cursing people. But please, please let me cheese this game." -Territory for me to justify it for the sake of metagaming power. But it is a great concept should i ever start a new character that has a different alignment. And in that sense it certainly has more than enough fodder for a dramatic character. In fact in terms of pure power this is kinda what i am looking for but i can't justify this specifically, purely based on alignment. If somebody has something like that without the irreconcilable moral divide that would be awesome. @ccs: That seems like a narrow view. Playing a Paladin for me doesn't come from how many levels I have in this and that. A Paladin for me is a melee Combatant with magical powers. This one specifically is alignment good but you could very well conceive of an evil paladin (e.g. Oathbreaker) who would happily make deals with evil entities for the sake of personal gain. If I would completely abandon melee combat in favor of casting then I would agree with you, that that is not a paladin. But a Hexblade is most certainly a great evil paladin build.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018


Monday, 13th August, 2018

  • 09:07 PM - jmucchiello mentioned ccs in post [IC] JM's "Doomsday Dawn" Playtest Party#2 Chapter#1
    This is the PF2 playtest adventure "Doomsday Dawn" in character thread for party #2. Link to RG (char gen info is here) Link to OOC tglassy: Coralin Pagebinder, Male Elven/Budding Osirenologist/Bard 1 VLAD the Destroyer: Bixby Buckhollow, Halfling Mind Quake Survivor Druid 1 & Bucky, a small honey badger [-]EarlyBird: Noboru, male human(half-orc), Pathfinder Hopeful, Barbarian 1[/-] [-]ccs[/-]: Elkhorn, Male Dwarf/Warrior/Fighter 1 Taken over by Tailspinner Shayuri: Triessa Elrich, Half Elf Wizard 1 Charlotte of Oz: Alan Oake, Human/Pathfinder Hopeful/Paladin 1 In the year 4707 AR (11 years ago, shortly before the Rise of the Runelords), in the Varisian city of Magnimar, at around 9 or 10 am, a messenger finds you and hands you a sealed envelope. When he remains, he says he was asked to find out if will be attending. You promptly open the envelope. It is an invitation from Lady Keleri Deverin, a local scholar and aristocrat. You became acquainted with her some time ago and she occasionally meets with you to discuss mutual interests. In the invitation, she reminds you of the times you told her you were hoping your life would involve more adventure and that she might have the job to kick off that new part of your life. No other details, other than lunch being served at 1 pm are listed. The messenger who delivered the invitation waits for you to ...

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018

  • 09:58 PM - jmucchiello mentioned ccs in post [OOC] JM's "Doomsday Dawn" Pathfinder 2 Playtest Adventure. (Closed)
    ccs Equipment: TBD - 9sp worth Armor: chainmail (80) heavy steel shield (20) long sword (10), clan dagger (25), hand xbow (25) 10 bolts (2) That's 162 sp I'm thinking it's weird to pay extra for a dagger you received as part of your coming of age rite. But I don't want to randomly house rule it.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018

  • 06:52 PM - jmucchiello mentioned ccs in post [OOC] JM's "Doomsday Dawn" Pathfinder 2 Playtest Adventure. (Closed)
    Okay, the three of you are ready. We have nothing ready from ccs and an open spot. I may have overestimated the desire to do this playtest here. I'm wondering if I should pull GreenKarl out of party#1 and just go with two groups of 4 players. I can only put so many "really"s into the thread title. So if you can recruit some more people without being annoying, please do so. Thoughts?

Friday, 27th July, 2018

  • 07:40 PM - Chaosmancer mentioned ccs in post Sage Advice: Plane and world hopping (includes how Eberron and Ravnica fit in D&D cosmology)
    ...lity, and the reasons the crew of the Enterprise doesn't come down and correct them is because doing so violates the right of those civilizations to learn about the truth for themselves. However, it breeds a sense of superiority doesn't it? Anyone visiting that planet from space knows that these people have no idea what is actually going on, and therefore they are somewhat lessened in comparison. We have that already. We have the idea that planescape scholars scoff at people stuck in one plane, because they don't know the "real story". And we can scoff at them, because the planescape people don't realize they are all characters in our made up stories to entertain ourselves (multiverse theories being what they are, all multiverses are connected with all other multiverses, and an infinite array of potential truths). But we don't need any of it. We don't need to explain how it is all connected and what is all looks like when you zoom all the way out. We can just as easily (as ccs points out) just use the planeshift spell, or a macguffin, and get the result of going from point A to point B. That's the bigger thing for me personally, these settings answer questions I don't need answers to. Other people want them and other people find the neccessary to their enjoyment of the game. Great, go nuts, but I don't need flying ships through explosive magic stuff between galaxy sized crystals that are grains of sand to explain how some guy one time went from Oerth to Earth and shook hands with Stan Lee. The characters aren't going to meet Stan Lee in my game, because it would detract from the story I am telling at the time. And someone telling me that despite my dislike they are already connected anyways.... doesn't matter. I don't care how long they've been connected, how many times they've been connected, or how important it is they are connected. It is never going to come up, my players aren't interested.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018

  • 03:29 AM - cbwjm mentioned ccs in post How would you balance this modification to spellcasters?
    Like ccs, I'd just change it, run with it, and then sort things out later once I've done some playtesting. As an aside, this rule could lead to the party wanting more short rests, especially as they won't be fully recharged after a long rest but then almost every other class will be recharging on a short rest so it might work out fine.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

  • 06:41 AM - Coroc mentioned ccs in post Playing Tieflings
    ccs #30 i do not have a Problem at all and i totally understood what you wanted to express, it is just that for me (eventually being no native english speaker) the term traditional in conjunction with Body parts sounds terribly funny, i don't know how to explain maybe like e.g. if you describe a RL human having traditional big feet or a traditional long nose.

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

  • 09:59 AM - Coroc mentioned ccs in post Playing Tieflings
    ccs whew "traditional small devil horns " and "tipped with traditional arrowhead shape" so there is a traditional shape of extra Body parts for tieflings, you never stop learning :) (Traditional pointy ears and traditional cats eyes anyone?)

Friday, 27th April, 2018

  • 08:44 PM - DM Dave1 mentioned ccs in post What happens to the "suboptimal?"
    ...ne remembers that PC that always succeeded and always did well because it wasn't challenging. We remember when the PC who has challenges overcame the challenge (either through luck, or creative play) to win the day. Flaws and weaknesses are what accentuates the strengths and heroic actions. Yes to this. Playing the way the hive mind wants ("must max your main stat!", "only use certain race/class combos!", "don't take spells that are red or brown on the interweb lists!", etc) results in a less memorable experience, IMO. Which is kind of missing the point of the fun of playing. Suddenly everything is very samey and mechanical and about "winning" with very little flavor. It's the heroic failures and unlikely victories that make for the grand stories we tell years from now. No group will wax poetic (or want to listen to the hyper-optimizing player who remembers) about the UA Revised Ranger Wood Elf who single-handedly wiped out the low level humanoids in that one combat. I'll take @ccs's Halfling Barbarian or @Ath-kethin's grappling VHuman Warlock or @Warpiglet's Hobgoblin Celestial Warlock in a party any day.

Thursday, 12th April, 2018

  • 05:25 AM - Unwise mentioned ccs in post What kaiju was the rust monster based off of?
    Ah well done @ccs ! I was just thinking to myself "gee I hope not finding this little plastic toy does not become an itch in my brain that leads me to spend way too long googling it". Then I saw your post, you saved me! <edit> It is a weird world we live in, that people presumably on the other side of the planet from each other still remember the same little plastic crappy toy from their childhoods. Weirder still is the fact that the internet has pictures of that and we can search for it and find it. Even stranger is that a bunch of grown adults are spending time searching for and reminiscing over something so obscure :)

Thursday, 15th March, 2018

  • 07:32 PM - EarlyBird mentioned ccs in post EB's Second Darkness w/RoleMaster rules (plz ignore prefix) - Recruitment (need a Burglar) haha
    OK gang let's go with Second Darkness, I'm liking the read so far and the potential for some fun RPing. Finn will defiantly be a member of the Order of Cyphers so that fits nicely. Group so far: hero4hire - Jerrod human alchemist Yavanthol - Finn human magus johnathonhawke - ?? human fighter Skarsgard - ?? human ?? Hoping for one more? ccs maybe? All I need from the players is their background/concept (please list fave weapons and tactics), and if you all can get a copy of Second Darkness Player's Guide and specifically pick a campaign trait for your character. I will be giving everyone a list of the basics you will have to start the game, DB, OB, equipment, spells, and special abilities. Won't be much think of this as if we were trying this in RL you would only have an index card size list of numbers and things your character can do. That info I'll have everyone copy past into the RG before we get started.

Sunday, 24th December, 2017


Saturday, 18th November, 2017

  • 10:08 PM - DMMike mentioned ccs in post Fifth Edition.....Why?
    ...r they turned the Forgotten Realms into. Then I bought the 5th Edition players handbook, It seemed to actually streamline the 4th Edition and make it less a tabletop MMO while bringing back the simplicity of the old school blue and red boxes. However what drove me to ignore the rule set was that fundamental lack of variability that 3rd Edition actually offered. It seems like I'm pretty much stuck in the class I began the game in and I can either choose a mediocre stat bonus where I used to be able to alter the standard progression path by taking a feat, and the stat bonus would come later which demonstrated a focus in a differing area of my character's priority. So, why should I play 5th Edition? It eliminated the wonderful options a player could take his character and even it's weak multiclassing can't portray the most famous characters of our favorite DnD novel characters. I mean, stat out Elminster the way he should be in 5th Ed, or even Mirt the Merciless. To elaborate on ccs's response: buying 5th edition keeps the D&D team in business, and putting out more official D&D content. #notWotC But with all the complaints, maybe the thread header should be: Savage Worlds...Why? Hackmaster...Why? GURPS...Why? Fantasy AGE...Why? (Choose Any Free D&D Clone)...Why...


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Saturday, 25th May, 2019

  • 10:45 PM - Edgar Ironpelt quoted ccs in post Making Sense of Forest Terrain
    Hey, if you want to spend your prep time counting fictional trees within a hypothetical acre, knock yourself out.... And if you're able to just wing it without spending a lot of time on "Hey, why do my forests look so fugly and suck to run encounters in?" then more power to you.
  • 09:22 PM - Edgar Ironpelt quoted ccs in post Making Sense of Forest Terrain
    I make up whatever details I need. Why in the world would I need rules to tell me how many trees there are in any given acre?? Well, I want rules or guidelines that give me an approximately correct number of trees per acre because I want my forests to look like forests. More generally, I want to be approximately realistic, in places where realism isn't a buzzkill, for the sake of adding verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative. And in this case, by making forests more realistic, I'm also making them less of a fun-killing hindrance for my players. Win-win!
  • 12:58 AM - Hussar quoted ccs in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    Why would you want to do this? The point of 5e is that it's not 4e. But hey, if this project keeps you busy enough so you don't rant about Star Wars, go for it. :) And the wonder is, they managed to convince folks that this was true. :D

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

  • 11:22 AM - Aldarc quoted ccs in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    Why would you want to do this? The point of 5e is that it's not 4e.His intent was clear. 4e has a more restricted license for developing potential content whereas 5e does not. So if one wants to expand content for something more 4e like (or an evolution thereof), then 5e would potentially serve as a better chassis due to its less restricted license. So how would one do that. If you wouldn't, then that's fine. Zardnaar, I would also look at the d20 3.X license as well, especially given how 13th Age was developed.
  • 07:50 AM - Zardnaar quoted ccs in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    Why would you want to do this? The point of 5e is that it's not 4e. But hey, if this project keeps you busy enough so you don't rant about Star Wars, go for it. :) I like theory crafting, I'm not doing the work my pet us more advanced b/x using 5E rules and microfeats.
  • 07:24 AM - Charlaquin quoted ccs in post How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules
    Why would you want to do this? The point of 5e is that it's not 4e. The point of 5e was supposed to be that it could be whatever edition you wanted it to be.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

  • 12:23 AM - Yaarel quoted ccs in post Favourite D&D edition thatís not 5E
    A rule for everything & then a few more for things you don't need rules for. I get the appeal of 3e having a rule for everything. Wanting to quantify every possibility to simulate reality. Now I probably prefer adjudication on the fly for less common events, so 5e probably strikes the right balance for me, leaning on the DM. But I have to admit the appeal of rules. I care about what is Ďofficialí, because it helps gamers be on the same page. It also makes future support possible. In 4e, there was a kind of intellectual challenge to Ďremove the DMí. Have rules be so elegant and sophisticated, that DM guess work was no longer necessary. This likewise placed players and DMs with equal authority, each consulting the same rules. This egalitarianism has a kind of appeal. Both 3e and 4e are about rules. Maybe it is fair to characterize 3e as bottom up, rules from details. While 4e is top down, rules elegant enough to handle a variety of situations with some degree of nuance.
  • 12:00 AM - Satyrn quoted ccs in post Favourite D&D edition thatís not 5E
    Well MY favorite edition is 1e. My 2nd favorite is 5e. running very close in 3rd place is PF1/3x 4th place = 2e 5th comes B/X, BECMi, & OD&D Yeah. I pretty much said my assumption was wrong. I was making a joke about making false assumptions and our very human tendency to think that our personal preferences are widely (universally even) shared. That is, since 5e is my favorite edition, it must be everybody's favorite, right? Of course not! But that doesn't stop me from thinking it. :blush:

Sunday, 19th May, 2019

  • 09:50 PM - billd91 quoted ccs in post Favourite D&D edition thatís not 5E
    This is a case of statistics lying to you. At the moment 4e has 38 votes. All others combined = 106 votes. Wich means that 76.some % of us reject 4e. 4e: Not the most popular version. The terms of the poll don't allow you to infer that, even from the answers there. The poll is about favorite edition and says nothing about what an individual participant's second favorite is. That said, given the polarizing nature of 4e on the boards, if someone ran a poll about least favorite edition, I think 4e would have a very strong showing.
  • 08:45 PM - Jacob Lewis quoted ccs in post Favourite D&D edition thatís not 5E
    This is a case of statistics lying to you. At the moment 4e has 38 votes. All others combined = 106 votes. Wich means that 76.some % of us reject 4e. 4e: Not the most popular version. Whatever helps you sleep at night. ;)

Saturday, 18th May, 2019

  • 11:32 AM - Riley37 quoted ccs in post Resources for Store and Convention GMs
    I think you'll need one of these: A method which predicts people's behavior... particularly, their unwanted behavior? Dude, you've just demonstrated that *I already have one*, because you have responded exactly as I predicted: "a few people* are going to jump in, and declare that such a resource is unpossible..." I did not articulate the *, which stands for my guess about which people would be first to jump in with that declaration, but suffice to say, I just won a bet with myself. (I would not be surprised if Umbran also made accurate guesses.) I have asked the same question in a few other venues, and received helpful, specific, actionable responses. Your declaration, and Ralph Wiggum's declaration of "that's unpossible", are equally factual, where 0=0.

Friday, 17th May, 2019

  • 09:34 PM - Umbran quoted ccs in post "I'm BATMAN!" - Robert Pattison
    I mean, along time ago Michael Keaton was announced as Batman. And everyone was like "Huh? What!? Really? Um, that's not who I'd envisioned...." (and worse). Turns out that, other than Adam West, Keaton's my favorite live-action Batman. Michael Keaton is special, though. The dude can make the *Vulture* into a credible villain on the big screen, for crying out loud. That speaks to me of some sorcery that is not easily duplicated without blood oaths to powers mankind is not meant to know....

Thursday, 16th May, 2019

  • 02:26 AM - SomthinClever quoted ccs in post 10 Tips to Being a Better Dungeon Master Ė A Dungeons and Dragons Guide
    ...'t accept it. Why in the world should the reverse be true? Because of this? Our stories have taken dramatic & surprising swings as the dice gods have given their input spur of the moment.... For Ex: In the last PF campaign I ran, the grand finale boss fight - that was going to be sooo epic & cool & really test the heroes, etc - ended in the 1st round. PC1 casts a spell/uses effect & can bypass Spell Resistance. Boss will Save on a 2+. A 2+! I roll a 1. Boss has the means to re-roll any one save. I roll another 1! :( Players almost die laughing. Campaign wraps up. That is not quite how I'd envisioned that scene going.... I hear about my epic failed boss save about every three sessions. This will continue until approximately the heat death of the universe. This story would not be possible with pre-rolling as I'd roll those 1s in the Saves column & then do everything in my power {wich as I'm the DM, is considerable) to not have them apply to the same effect. Hey, CCS. I see your point about pre-rolling. I was on the fence about placing that tidbit in my guide, because I often feel as you do. That being said, I just felt like it was a concept many DMs don't consider. I figure it is better to know your options. Plus, my friends tend to enjoy pre-rolling. But, I honestly agree with you most of the time. The gambling thrill of rolling die is kinda the whole point!

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

  • 06:45 PM - dave2008 quoted ccs in post New Tariffs On RPGs Printed In China
    Sorry, I just don't see that happening. It would likely run afoul of political interpretation, but I have seen non-political non-biases analysis, economic or otherwise, before.
  • 02:37 PM - Umbran quoted ccs in post Help me name the fantasy-historical pantheons
    You do realize that: A) America (and Canada) comprise of a lot more terrain types/regions than the plains. B) Assorted tribes lived in all of them. And still do. Yes. Simply put - the Native Americans are not a single culture with a unified pantheon. There are several different traditions and belief systems among them. Neither all Norse Gods were Asguardians; Loki, Frey and Freya, to name a few, were not. ... So you are right, they are not accurate, but I don't think this automatically disqualify them as names for real-world mythology-inspired pantheons. Not equivalent. Yes, among the Norse gods there were Aesir and Vanir and other groups. But all of those characters spent time in Asgard, interacted, and knew each others names, and appear in the same stories. The collection of gods at least wound up as the pantheon of what we can (at least roughly) call one religious tradition. Call him Odin, Wotan, Grimnir, or one of several other names, there's a period where mo...
  • 01:35 AM - dave2008 quoted ccs in post New Tariffs On RPGs Printed In China
    How will that NOT run afoul of the "No politics" rule? I don't know, economics can be divorced from politics I think. If it is just analysis at least.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

  • 02:29 AM - vincegetorix quoted ccs in post Help me name the fantasy-historical pantheons
    You do realize that: A) America (and Canada) comprise of a lot more terrain types/regions than the plains. B) Assorted tribes lived in all of them. And still do. Yup, I know since I live in Wendake (Quťbec). Its just a simple name for a fictional pantheon in a game. Having a specific name for every pantheon that could be loosely representative of a real world first nation belief would be exhaustive, to say the least.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

  • 07:44 PM - lowkey13 quoted ccs in post How Do You Rate a TV Show/Game/Movie?
    I quite enjoyed the 1st one. Giant mecha vs giant monsters. DVD on the shelf. :) PR:II? Nope. Same concept, and I've certainly enjoyed even worse, but II was just missing something. Not really a monster movie IMO though. I LOVED the first one. The second one? Eh. So what was it missing? - Too much daylight. Look, you have nice CGI. The darkness covers a lot of sins, though, and it shows. - Not enough identification with individual Jaeger. Each of the Jaegers in the first movie had a real personality, even if they were short-living, and it was reflected in the people piloting them (and vice versa). In the second movie, nada. I mean, can you even remember who piloted the Jaeger with the ball and chain? Do you care? - Not enough Kaiju or buildup. Really. The first one had a succession of beasties, so when a Cat V Kaiju emerges you're like .... WOAH! In the next, it's all, megakaiju, whatever. - The Kaiju sucked. Again, the first movie not only had mechs with pe...
  • 05:53 PM - Umbran quoted ccs in post Avengers: Endgame SPOILER THREAD
    Well, in the movie I saw I clearly heard Bruce explain to the group how the IW loss was worse for him. He lost not once, but twice! So I don't have to speculate or guess. Hulk was afraid. IW showed me the hulk getting his ass kicked & his later refusal to emerge. In EG Banner told it to me. What more do I need? Joe Russo sitting in the seat beside me personally explaining it? Yeah, this was pretty clear to me, too. We can't speak to it from just folks here but... I am not sure enough people missed that to call it the movie "dropping the ball". If everyone was asking, "Wait, what was up with the Hulk there?" I'd see that. But... I have not heard such a chorus.
  • 02:46 AM - Nellisir quoted ccs in post Avengers: Endgame SPOILER THREAD
    Well, in the movie I saw I clearly heard Bruce explain to the group how the IW loss was worse for him. He lost not once, but twice! So I don't have to speculate or guess. Hulk was afraid. IW showed me the hulk getting his ass kicked & his later refusal to emerge. In EG Banner told it to me. What more do I need? Joe Russo sitting in the seat beside me personally explaining it? That would highlight how the movie dropped the ball there, yeah. I like Endgame. It's a good movie. I don't think Banner or Hulk (who existed as a functionally separate character until this movie - another victim of the snap) were well served by it. But it's a big movie with a lot of moving parts, and not every plot point could be knocked out of the park. It's still epic.


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