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    Today, 04:57 PM
    Yeah, I’m digging it & sigging it!
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    Today, 01:23 PM
    I'm sorry.....the only way i've seen this movie was MST3K and it came close driving them insane
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Depending on context, it sure could be: if blue-skinned people are shunned by society in that setting the player now has to figure out how to play this character as an outcast, which may or may not be a huge departure from how it was played before. side note In my own game I ruled quite some years ago that having no soul has no real mechanical implications while you're alive (other than...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Er...are you referring here to the specific example I gave* or asking an in-general question? * - in my example my actions had nothing to do with putting them at risk; the challenge came later when I learned they were at risk and had to choose between family and duty. Givan as a) my PC's family are in theory all NPCs, and b) NPCs are completely under the control of the GM, then obviously...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    Thus, a completely 'gamist' (real-world term use, not forge-world) construct rather than an attempt to model anything; which seems silly when the original idea behind hit points was to reflect - and yes, to some extent model - the amount of trauma one could withstand...along with, as you point out below, how much luck one might have going at the time, be it for or against. So far this is more...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    Winchester Mystery House
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    Today, 08:43 AM
    Ilha da Queimada Grande (“Snake Island”), Brazil: (I bet this is St. Patrick ‘s fault.)
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    oh you said that you like nvm you left out the Star Wars Holiday special https://xkcd.com/653/ and Hobgoblins.....*shudders*
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 AM
    Glass Beach, Hawaii: Glass Beach, California: Glass Beach, Russia See also Florida, Oregon, Bermuda and so forth.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    IM Power Station Cooling Tower (abandoned) in Charleroi, Belgium.
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    Today, 04:17 AM
    The now abandoned Kelenföld Electric Power Plant in Budapest, Hungary:
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    Today, 04:08 AM
    Late in 3.5Ed, Illithids were said to be from the future, and had traveled back in time to create the conditions that led to their existence. While time travel may not be a power, it could be some form of magitech. See 12 Monkeys, the TV series as a recent for example:
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    The Stone Forest near Kunming, China. The sharp edges of the limestone formations mean it is largely unexplored.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    As a megafan and frequent* HERO player, I eventually made a spreadsheet for making characters. Much like PC creation itself, it was time consuming to set up, but once created, was a breeze. Definitely a time saver when calculating build point costs. I designed mine to show the costs, which is helpful but not necessary. Alas, the program I used stopped being supported by Microsoft a decade +...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    For my best campaign ever, I set up the gameworld and designed certain adventures that forwarded the main plot, but I also made a “newsletter” that was essentially the in-house newspaper for the agency the PCs were connected to. I printed out a copy to post on our host’s cork board for all to see. In it, the major storylines described the campaign’s biggest news, centered on the main plot and...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    For true magical home improvement, you need a Fence Oracle.
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    trappedslider started a thread MCU Phase 4 news
    https://tinyurl.com/yy8h55e7 Everything Marvel has planned for Phase 4: Natalie Portman returns as a new Thor, Mahershala Ali will be Blade, Angelina Jolie trains to be an Eternal, more.
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    I am teaching my son how to drive. Last night he insisted on driving..... First night time, First heavy rain and in Bennington (pop 12,000+ vs our home Arlington 2500). We survived. Deer survived.
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    and remember.... where there is one deer there will be more and deer are social creatures...… "I made it across- wait my friends are still on the other side....
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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    Aliens apologize. They would not have done that if they had known we were trying to free their POW from Area 51
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  • TarionzCousin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    I played a couple six month campaigns of Castle Falkenstein and a few one shots. Our GM used cards but modified the system heavily. It made a significant difference.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    César Pelli has died. https://www.npr.org/2019/07/20/743764897/c-sar-pelli-renowned-architect-of-skyscrapers-around-the-world-dies-at-92
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    Yesterday, 09:53 AM
    Mitch Petrus has died. https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/19/health/mitch-petrus-nfl-heatstroke/index.html
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    Sheila Dikshit has died. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/20/india/india-sheila-dikshit-obit-intl/index.html
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 AM
    One of the guys in my group refs for HS. Same story.
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    Yesterday, 07:30 AM
    Gust of wind will do a great job of cleaning dust, dirt and debris from a hallway.
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    Yesterday, 06:55 AM

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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 AM
    I don’t play 5Ed, but iI’ll point out that the floor plans for many ancient Greek structures* are available in tour books, etc. Some decades ago, I photocopied the map of the palace at Knossos on Crete onto some grid paper and used that for an adventure. * and others around the world, of course.
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 AM
    If you had just said "I don't get anything other than blockbusters where I live" then that would have been the end of the discussion along with understanding of what you're saying instead of this round robin.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:51 AM
    Animated cleaning equipment?
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    Yesterday, 12:43 AM
    Coober Pedy
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 11:53 PM
    wow...7 of 9..and Brent
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    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 11:43 PM
    define under performed
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 10:24 PM
    Thanks for that, though there's some as would debate those claims. :) In part that's because the first bit of something you encounter is what tends to stick in the memory, no matter how much comes after or how good it may be. I've read Wheel of Time from stem to stern and while I remember some specific scenes I mostly couldn't tell you whether they're from Book 1 or Book 9 or Book 6 -...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 10:11 PM
    No, I'm saying just the opposite: that the GM has to abide by the rolls in principle; and then pointing out that doing so carries a risk of making things too easy and thus making the game less enjoyable. See below... In 1e or similar systems the presence or absence of a secret door is determined by what's on the GM's map long before anyone searches for it...thus searching where there isn't...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 09:56 PM
    Exactly! Hallelujah, we agree! :) It's a proposal to change the fiction, and the dice will then determine the outcome - pretty binary, in this case - you either climb it or you don't. The complications arise when other more general goals, or corollary specific goals that may or may not conflict, get thrown in to the same declaration e.g. I (try to) climb the wall and kill the guard...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 09:41 PM
    Empirically? Perhaps, but I'd posit true empiric analysis can only really ceom from someone outside the hobby. Those inside it have largely lost objectivity (whether we like to admit it or not) in favour of what we know/like/prefer. Nothing wrong with this, of course, but we - all of us - have to admit it; and further have to admit that down-calling someone else's viewpoint as "subjective"...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 09:31 PM
    If you're looking for a fully-game-mechanical means of generating or forcing such conflict then no, you won't find it. But that in no way means the system doesn't or can't support it. In 1e that connection can be put on the line via story elements introduced by the GM (most often), by the PC's own player (less common), or by another player/PC (rare, but I've seen it happen). Example. It'd...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 09:16 PM
    To save us from yet another hit-points-and-what-they-mean debate, I'll throw in just this: realism. In real life each of us has a certain threshold of physical damage or trauma we can withstand before our body shuts down and we die. And, though we don't numeritically measure it by hit points, the general concept is the same. If, for example, I go out this afternoon and get hit by someone...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 08:57 PM
    Levels ain't no straightjacket, laddie! :) My current campaign is well over ten years in now, and the highest-level PCs are 10th. There's a small chance one of 'em - maybe even two! - might make 11th by year's end. It'll hit 800 sessions early next month unless something goes very much adrift. How's this possible? Running multiple parties side-along in game-world time but sequentially in...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 08:36 PM
    There's people out there who don't do this?
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    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 08:26 PM
    Depends how fine-tuned you want to get with it. The 3e idea of templates might hold water here: tactical templates (say, a forced-move template or a marking template or a minion template or whatever) that you could then apply to whichever monsters you like and in whatever combination you like; without having to go in and change the write-up for every monster in the various MMs which, without...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 08:19 PM
    What we were told and-or led to believe in the pre-playtest and early-playtest days were three things: 1. 5e would be 'modular', the intent being to limit or even eliminate knock-on effects to other modules when making changes to one 2. 5e would be designed with kitbashers in mind, such that a DM could - with more or less effort - massage the game into what she actually wanted to run 3. With...
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 04:06 PM
    I must have hit the wrong button. Anyway, the next post might go up on Sunday or Monday, but it might take longer due to family and physio concerns.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 04:04 PM
    Testing. I tried to post and it seemed to disappear into nothingness. Weird.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 09:49 AM
    Tonight’s creation was a garlic sausage sandwich with sautéed onions and radish sprouts on toasted rosemary olive oil bread. Condiments were simple, just mayo and yellow mustard. Sides were moondrop grapes, carrots, Comte cheese, and pitted castelvetrano olives.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 08:51 AM
    As Charlaquin says, the bigger question is what happened to the idea of modularity in general?
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 08:46 AM
    Which version of D&D are you running? And what level are the PCs? If it's 0-1-2e then the simple encounters, particularly at low level, shouldn't take long at all (though for the love of your sanity avoid RAW 1e initiative like the plague!); and for some of them you might not even need a detailed map. At about 4th level or below in 1e I can usually get through several simple encounters in a...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 05:17 AM
    first you state Hollywood doesn't really do new movies then you quantified: ones that make lots of money. Now you say name an original non MCU/DC movie that broke 500 million. So, I'm starting to think you're moving the goal post.
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 02:50 AM
    It's a good thing you said BILLION because "Us" $254 million worldwide against a budget of $20 million, Horror movies have always for the most done well with new IPs. The Curse of La Llorona has grossed $54.7 million in the United States and Canada, and $67.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $122 million, against a production budget of $9 million. Pet Sematary has...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 02:34 AM
    At some point there's a very blurry dividing line between 'fail-forward' and what I call 'succeed-backward'. Depending on context, finding a 1000 g.p. ruby instead of 1000 gold coins could fall into any of: full success, succeed-backward, fail-forward, or outright fail. In fairness there's certainly been some support from that quarter for D&D 4e over time, and even in this thread, so it's...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 02:22 AM
    Ah - you're thinking movie actors where I was thinking live-stage actors; and yes, there is a difference. But portraying a different emotion than what one really feels at the time? That's common to both stage acting and RPGs. If my PC has reason to be mad at someone about something then I'm going to portray it - through my words, expression, and tone - as being mad, never mind how happy...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 08:24 PM
    Ditto the GM, who in presenting the entire setting is merely making suggestions the players may or may not follow up on (in the example, the players/PCs might decide the Southtor seal isn't enough, or if the GM throws in the bit about the love letters, might decide to follow up on that instead...or ignore it; it's their choice). You're concatenating two goals into one here - a specific one...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 07:54 PM
    And: Actually, this is similar enough to the nature of the Ellcrys in the Shannara novels that I bet it would make for some interesting situations and role-playing.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 07:43 PM
    1) your post has some formatting in it that renders it nigh-invisible to some. Here’s what probably happened and how to fix it: https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?348563-Dark-Text-on-a-Dark-Background-Tutorial 2) “scaling up“...great unintentional pun! :D
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 05:00 PM
    Such a thing pretty much implies the existence of meddling by intelligent beings. (Except, in a fantasy setting, that would be deities, not aliens.)
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 02:54 AM
    here's what i love about google docs, you can flag things with a comment,instead of having to say line whatever,makes it so much easier for the writer. The last one easy to find since it was the last word.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 01:57 AM
    I include the GM as a player for these purposes. If even that person is sitting there looking at the game and not able to understand the magic, that person won’t run the game. People have been throwing around quantum mechanics ideas in this thread, so let me join in. There is an observer effect going on. The act of making a system of magic that works in a game invariably makes the magic...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 01:53 AM
    Well, ignoring the question of when is a comma or semicolon missing or not (since that can be a story telling style decision): - line 9: missing word "as" after word "smiled" - line 17: personally I'd place a second "that" after the single one - line 17: replace "mentaly" with "mentally" - line 18: replace "need" with "needed" as otherwise the sentence has a time frame mixup - third to last...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 01:30 AM
    Designing a magic system that feels magical may be impossible. Personally, I’ve NEVER seen an RPG magic system that felt numinous, largely because they all have to fit into the RPG system and be understood by the players.
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 12:03 AM
    what spelling mistakes? Nothing is flagged for being spelled wrong.
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:54 PM
    Looks good, trailer didn't really spoiler anything..
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 07:14 PM
    So far, 33 confirmed casualties. https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/18/asia/kyoto-animation-fire-intl-hnk/index.html
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 05:47 PM
    How many different kinds of geek ARE there? How many can be symbolized with a smallish icon? I mean, gamers could be represented by a d20, but what about tech geeks? Fans of sci if? CosPlayers? Furries?
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 05:42 PM
    You can...if you do it without a plan, without control, without intellect. OTOH, if you use your mind before attacking the canvas...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 10:36 AM
    I was with you all the way to here, but this is where you lose me: acting very much is roleplaying. An actor, pretty much no matter what else might be involved, universally does one thing while on stage or screen: plays a role.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 10:26 AM
    The quote tags in the post I'm replying to here are a bit of a hot mess, so if some quoted bits don't quite make sense it ain't my doing. :) Aye, that I was. Because it's a great big setting out there with lots of stuff in it? Why wouldn't she? And sometimes she'll be right, and sometimes she won't; and the same can be said for the players. The players control the fiction by what they...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 07:26 AM
    "Shoot Seth." sounds weird to me, even in the context it's said. Aside from random spelling mistakes, it reads like one of those this-really-happened-to-me diary-style novels. Which isn't a bad thing if that's what you're going for.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 07:11 AM
    The phrase "subvert the expectations" has been thrown about a lot lately for a particular reason. I don't think I was ever quite sure what it meant, especially since my background is in information technologies where subversion refers to a very specific thing (by now 20 year old brand of version control software). Imagine my surprise when I finally realized that subversion means the same thing as...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 06:49 AM
    Made salads for dinner again. My usual suspects were included: spinach, San Marzanos, carrots, celery, green onion, portobello slices, salami, chicken and ham. My dressing was that vinaigrette I’ve been making with lemon-infused olive oil, Dijon mustard, tarragon (instead of red wine) vinegar, pepper and parsley. What was different? Well, I got some nice broccoli sprouts and radish...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 03:38 AM
    Well, I personally see the Heavenly Host from Doctor Who as a missed opportunity in that regard. While they are made to look like angels, their faces are mostly fairly masculine, while angels are supposed to be androgynous. So in this case, “the point” would be making them more closely resemble what they are emulating. I could also see androgynous androids as being perceived as less...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 03:32 AM
    Yeah, that’s a good suggestion. Anyone who saw yours and had participated in a prior thread would likely post a link to it!
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  • TarionzCousin's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 03:19 AM
    Start your own thread. You'll get more responses that way and not spend time hunting.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 12:40 AM
    Welcome and good luck!
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:45 PM
    Lanefan replied to OSR Gripes
    Er...in 1e splint-and-shield by RAW gives AC 3, doesn't it? (and by common house rule where shields give 2 AC points, that'd be AC 2). That's going to lower the odds of hitting a bit, and thus the DPR.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:41 PM
    Agreed - it's one of PF's better productions, and largely adaptable to almost any system with a bit of work. Well, this assumes both players and PCs are looking at things first and foremost in terms of DPR and so forth rather than characterization and flavour...which kinda brings up a peeve of mine, that being players who only view their characters in terms of how much damage they can give out...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:25 PM
    Quite right, and most often it will be. My point is simply to say that there's no good reason that it always has to be, hence my example of looking for one thing in the Duke's desk and finding another.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:23 PM
    For any number of reasons, some that you might like and some you might not: - to introduce new or unexpected elements to the fiction (whether pre-authored or generated on the fly) - to give the players (as their PCs) something new or different to think about; or to get them thinking a bit more outside the box - to, in the specific example given, point out there's more than one way to...
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 07:23 PM
    I do both. As I have nerve damage that is spreading I am painting less and less. Each have their benefits.
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 03:37 PM
    well, i finished the promposal section for my story..if any of you care to read it and leave comments https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q_GGoqL2MWkJqYbdzdffSiBC6K4I0xrHpnr9TfnkYWA/edit?usp=sharing
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:27 AM
    Fair enough. I'm coming from an old-school background where sometimes it's the healer that's down and if you don't get that potion into him half the party are hooped... :)
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:15 AM
    Lanefan replied to OSR Gripes
    Our body-fatigue point system (developed in about 1983) ends up working almost the same. Everyone - even peasants - has body points; for humans these are rolled on a d5 with a Con-based minimum (2 unless your Con is truly awful, 3 if it's pretty good; and a lower roll becomes set to the minimum) and are locked in for life unless some tragedy like losing a limb permanently alters them. Your...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:09 AM
    Lanefan replied to OSR Gripes
    Tony Vargas , to compare apples to apples, what happens if you put up your happy little 1st-level Fighter against its clone (i.e. another Fighter-1 with all numbers exactly the same) in each edition?
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:02 AM
    If memory serves, I believe IRL that if an unconscious person is put into the correct position to avoid choking it is in fact possible to get a liquid into him-her, as swallowing is a reflexive action much like breathing. Given that, no reason not to allow it in the game. :)
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 07:59 AM
    Er...in my example the PC does achieve what she hoped for: she found incriminating evidence against the Duke. That the evidence didn't take the exact form specified in the action declaration doesn't reduce the success, or turn it into a failure - and that's just my point: a roll of success gives success, but the GM should have some latitude to narrate what form that success takes if something...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 03:55 AM
    Even that term was more an exception than a rule, though.
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:54 AM
    I went and checked: PC Dwarves could be Fighters, Thieves and Assassins. NPC Dwarves were limited to 8th level. All races except Half-Orcs were unlimited as Thieves, who were instead unlimited as Assassins.
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:06 AM
    You might want to check that: dwarves could be Clerics, too. (In addition, when the classes were added, they could be alchemists and psionicists as well.) Also, every race had at least one class in which their progression was unlimited. As I recall, that was Thief for dwarves. (Possibly all races.)
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By the light of your torch, you have seen the sparkle of coins and gems. You have pried magical swords from their age-old resting places. Strange beasts have been met and overcome; odd and unexpected friendships have come to light. You are an Adventurer.
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  • 03:11 PM - Blue mentioned jonesy in post Anyone playing Harebrained Schemes Battletech?
    Hey jonesy, this new one is turn-based and close to the tabletop conceptionally. It's great fun. If you're also looking for a real-time driving-my-mech experience, MechWarrior Online is free-to-play with both skirmishes and objective-based battles, usually 3 lances per side, each with a human piloting a single mech video-game style. (So 12 vs. 12 people.) Actually, the new HBS Battletech licensed the mech models from Piranha, the maker of MechWarrior Online and they've cross-promoted each other - they scratch different itches, they don't compete just compliment.

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  • 02:54 AM - trappedslider quoted jonesy in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    Well, ignoring the question of when is a comma or semicolon missing or not (since that can be a story telling style decision): - line 9: missing word "as" after word "smiled" - line 17: personally I'd place a second "that" after the single one - line 17: replace "mentaly" with "mentally" - line 18: replace "need" with "needed" as otherwise the sentence has a time frame mixup - third to last paragraph has the word "theartics" here's what i love about google docs, you can flag things with a comment,instead of having to say line whatever,makes it so much easier for the writer. The last one easy to find since it was the last word.
  • 12:03 AM - trappedslider quoted jonesy in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    Aside from random spelling mistakes what spelling mistakes? Nothing is flagged for being spelled wrong.

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  • 02:39 AM - dragoner quoted jonesy in post What are you listening to?
    Wow, nostalgia trip. Years ago as me and dad were driving somewhere this song came on the radio. Dad: "Who is that girl singing? Sounds familiar." Me: "Kylie Minogue." Dad: "No, seriously. I know I know her from something. Really famous singer." Me: "It's Kylie Minogue." Dad: "No, she used to be on television when she was younger. Several shows." Me: "Yes, we are still talking about the same person. It's Kylie Minogue." Dad: "Fine, be that way. I'm asking your mother when we get back. She'll remember." Me: "I know she will. Kylie Minogue is a favourite of hers." That is funny. haha I was in Prague visiting friends and "can't get you outta my head" was playing everywhere (games, clubs) until I couldn't get it outta my head. Earworm warning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPwtJ89jes4

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  • 05:30 PM - Azzy quoted jonesy in post Dragonlance Novels - How Many Are There?
    Alright, I finished my inventory and here are the results. Books still missing from my photo: So, without counting the young reader novels, I still get to 150+ unique books in the series. I mean this in the most positive and friendly way, but... You're a geek. :D

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

  • 03:00 AM - trappedslider quoted jonesy in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    Umm, let's see now. What I said was that Bethesda brought nothing new to the table. Fallout 76 isn't new, and we already knew there's going to be a steady supply of stuff coming for it, E3 or not. Ghostwire isn't made by Bethesda. Neither is Deathloop. Doom Eternal we already knew about (theres's been gameplay videos posted of it for months by players), and they already made the "story trailer" joke the last time. Wolfenstein Youngblood had a story trailer two months ago. Wolfenstein Cyberpilot 11 months ago. Elder Scrolls Blades for the Switch? The only new part about that is the Switch. The game itself has already been playable for months. Scalebreaker and Moons of Elsweyr are expansions for two more or less old games that already have been getting a steady supply of new expansions. We already knew that, just not what they were going to be called. I suppose Rage 2 getting an expansion already is somewhat noteworthy. And sure, Commander Keen is brand new. But is anyone actually excit...

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  • 09:24 PM - trappedslider quoted jonesy in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    Is the E3 happening now the worst one ever? I've never been so bored watching the coverage. Like, EA somehow managed to bring in a Star Wars game that really does look pretty good and make me not excited for it. Bethesda's entire thing was them patting themselves on the back without having anything new on the table. I didn't catch EA,but I watched Beth's and well..did we watch the same thing? They apologized in a round about way about F076's launch, announced a ton of new content for it, then the other studios under Beth's portfolio announced a number of new games. https://kotaku.com/everything-bethesda-announced-at-e3-2019-1835362095

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  • 07:16 PM - Remus Lupin quoted jonesy in post Baldur's Gate 3 Announcement Trailer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4v6hC_rjM I really like Larian's sense of humour. :) I like WotC's sense of humor: "Faithful to D&D Lore" -- Some of us still remember the Spellplague.

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  • 07:44 PM - Len quoted jonesy in post Upgraded to https! Please report bugs!
    I'm on Opera and I get an "Insecure Content" warning when I open the website, which isn't supposed to occur when the site is in https. That warning should be specific to http-sites. And yes, I have checked that I'm on the https version when the warning occurs. Firefox has a warning icon that says "Parts of this page are not secure (such as images)." And looking at the page source code shows some http: URLs for images & stuff. That's probably why Opera is giving that warning.
  • 12:34 PM - Ryujin quoted jonesy in post THE SWAMP THING
    I'm seeing reports that despite critical acclaim the show has just been cancelled. Am confused. It's a funding thing, apparently. The State of North Carolina was supposed to put up thirty-something million in tax rebates for the production, whose total budget for the season was around $80M. During production The State said, "Whoops! Paperwork error. Here's $14M instead." That's one story. Another is that the production expected the same support for the series as they got for the pilot episode, which wasn't the case. Either way the production became to expensive to sustain at that quality.

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  • 05:44 AM - trappedslider quoted jonesy in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    I've tried that. Everything is either too small or too large on my phone. But if you're referring to the comment you got for the Picard trailer, I thought the main problem was that the link you used is blocked in some areas (I can't view the link at all, it just says 'content unavailable'). That's honestly not my fault I used the silly embed button and how was I supposed to know it was region locked?

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  • 04:09 PM - lowkey13 quoted jonesy in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 6---THE END
    George has written an update regarding the last episode: http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2019/05/20/an-ending/ Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. Lies. You have no pages. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING. The definition of chutzpah is to announce a book sequel when your can't even write pages for the book in order to write the sequel. I REFUSE TO BE THE CHARLIE BROWN TO YOUR LUCY! .... How about this? I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet. Well, someone has to kick that football. Might as well be me!


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