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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    Most of your post is invisible to some of us. Here’s why, and how to fix it. https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?348563-Dark-Text-on-a-Dark-Background-Tutorial
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 09:24 PM
    I haven't ever had this problem that I know of, but I use firefox. Maybe it's a chrome thing?
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 09:19 PM
    Same; on a desktop using firefox if that helps at all.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 09:10 PM
    In fairness, I think Lylandra was referring to newbie players rather than characters. But yes, and back to the theme of system flexibility, 0-1-2e are far more flexible as regards in-party level variance than either 3e or 4e are; 5e has trended back towards this flexibility which is excellent. (EDIT: billd91 got to this ahead of me, upthread) And that brings up another issue I have with...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 09:03 PM
    Agreed. Still is. A number of reasons, mostly revolving around not wanting characters getting rewards they don't deserve. Milestone levelling brings everyone up no matter how much they did (or didn't) contribute, where I much prefer the reward be more commensurate to the individual risk taken. I've used individual x.p. forever and I've yet to see it as discouraging newbies. If anything,...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 08:54 PM
    My experience shows the kill rate to be more or less the same across the levels (except 1st level, which is higher); the difference is that higher-level types can either afford revival spells or have them available within the party, meaning that while the kill rate is the same there's much less actual character turnover. The cause of death changes - less come from direct combat, more from...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 07:43 PM
    Thank you for correcting my brain fart!
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    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 05:43 PM
    Same!
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 05:42 PM
    That’s odd.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 08:48 AM
    I have extensive notes on a never-run post-apocalyptic 3.5Ed fantasy campaign, based in part on: Other elements included races altered by the events that created the new world’s realities: a Cyberman/Dalek-like race of Dwarf/Warforged; only 3 kinds of “elf” (loosely described as starry, shadowy, planty); orcs with translucent flesh; a different take on Planetouched, etc. Because...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 08:28 AM
    Hello to all the new people!
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 08:25 AM
    After cooking late last night, I had some of my shortribs late TONIGHT, with my mom and I splitting a rib, the meat spread on pieces of toasted Italian rustic bread. IOW, real fancy SOS. :lol: Tell you want, though: this core recipe is good. The meat was literally fall-off-the-bone tender; the sauce, flavorful. Unanimous winner! https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/red-wine-braised-short-ribs...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 07:13 AM
    The word you're looking for is 'flexibility'. 0e-1e were flexible enough (yet, amazingly, robust enough in their own cobbled-together way) to handle almost anything you could throw at them. Couple that with a design ethos that didn't always take itself too seriously and the result is pure gold. Later editions started taking both themselves and the game far too seriously on the whole,...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 07:00 AM
    I can think of three, of which Leatherhead already hit one and Ashrym narrowly missed another: Classical Roman/Greek sword-and-sandals (say, -200 to +200 era) Age of Fighting Sail (1750-1850 except neither the steam engine nor industrial revolution come along to ruin it) Full-on Steampunk (1875-1910 era)
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 06:53 AM
    Sources or not, though, Riley37 does - somewhat obliquely - raise an interesting point: reward mechanisms in RPGs have changed over the years, and it'd be interesting to know if there's ever been any competent research done on how playstyles adapt and morph as a result of these changes both within successive editions of a game and across the hobby as a whole. An easy example of what I'm...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 03:22 AM
    I haven’t played RuneQuest proper, but have played other games that used the core system, like Stormbringer. I’d say it’s a relatively fun system to use.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 02:52 AM
    And of course, the old classic from Uncle Miltie: “Take my wife...please!”
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 02:46 AM
    So you see the image? All I see is the https code and the IMG tags, in brackets.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 10:19 PM
    My very simple answer to the thread-title question: because it isn't real. A fine corollary thread could and should be titled "Why aren't we OK with sex in RPGs", as I've seen numerous posts over the years in here from DMs who don't even allow inter-PC romance, never mind sex.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 09:40 PM
    FYI, I'm going to wait until, at least, Saturday or Sunday to post again.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 09:24 PM
    Just tried posting a gif; no joy. Here’s the one I tried. I’ve had “file too large” problems with gifs before using the image attachment button, and found that the old IMG in brackets still worked fine. Not this time; note even the command brackets are visible. Could it be related?
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 09:17 PM
    I’m using the black background.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 08:36 PM
    When you quote a post, any quotes embedded within it do not appear within the body of the quoted post.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 07:26 PM
    Color formatting is the problem in some way. I can see the quote exists, but the formatting makes it invisible.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 06:24 PM
    Interesting. When I went back to your quote and looked in your post using the .edit feature, I could plainly see the color control had been formatted in, namely “COLOR=#333333”, right after the “QUOTE”. Can you not see that?
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 02:59 PM
    Keanu sounds so excited to be part of the game.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 07:28 AM
    Now that you mention it, DC Universe RPG and Marvel Universe RPG are also both non-starters for me.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 04:01 AM
    HERO 1) Flexibility 2) Flexibility 3) Flexibility Been playing in that system since it was released as Champions in 1981, and have yet to have a PC concept I couldn’t model in it.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 03:52 AM
    Congrats to the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils! Also, nice job St. Louis Blues.
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  • TarionzCousin's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 01:08 AM
    Hackmaster 4E was AD&D 1E with stuff from the comic added. 5E was an entirely new system after Kenzerco lost the license to 1E. It was significantly different. /not really helpful but I felt compelled to respond. :erm:
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 08:27 PM
    Lore I'd like to see 'officially' reintroduced: Some settings from 2e - Mystara/Known World and Birthright just to name a couple - and their associated lore. The idea that some races or species simply cannot be some classes e.g. no Dwarf Wizards, and the lore that backs this up. Racial antipathy (some others here already hit this one) And then there's one piece of lore I'd like to see...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 08:16 PM
    This was and is all fine. The problem with Pallies as written is that having one in the party forces all the other players to play characters who the Pally will find acceptable...which means not only no evil characters allowed but no chaotics either. Bleah! After about 25 years of humming and hawing I finally redesigned Paladins last year such that they can be any one of the four extreme...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 08:03 PM
    Games I've read and-or own but would decline to play based solely on that reading: 4e D&D. Pathfinder. Various d20 knockoffs. Late-era 2e D&D with all the splat. 3e and 3.5e D&D are games I've played so thus don't qualify for this list, though I'm not sure I'd ever want to play either again.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 07:48 PM
    Probably true, but as the thread title not only includes the word 'literary' but highlights it, it only follows that some time then has to be spent nailing down a) what the OP specifically meant by the word and b) what the word means to everyone else in general. These two things so far don't appear to be the same, and this difference represents about 500 posts so far. And even this comes down...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 07:23 PM
    I'd say that's a matter of opinion. Without words, there is no framing; and without the right words the framing very likely isn't going to come off in the manner intended. Perhaps, but it's still a slimy creature with big teeth and an attitude that the PCs have to deal with in whatever manner they see fit. I'm saying it's possible to present the creature as consequential etc. without even...
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  • TarionzCousin's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 02:25 PM
    Ouch. What game(s) are playable, in your opinion? Because I am interested in games that aren't too complex or that involve narrative control. Retro Clones?
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 10:12 AM
    Tonguez I’ve played Sim Ant (and other early Sim games) and Pandemic- they’re not RPGs, so I’m unclear as to your point.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 10:07 AM
    I have to say I am one of those people who ran a Space:1889 campaign in a different system...HERO. But the major reason for that is I used the setting as a backdrop for a supers game. For the most part, D&D 5Ed lost me in the playtest reports stage, coupled with Adventurer League threads here on ENWorld. When I finally got my hands on the books in a store? Well, that was the final nail in...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 08:52 AM
    It may just be me, but what matters to me depends on all kinds of things. Worse yet, those things can change depending on other things. ...which is why I’ve invested so much $$$ in so many different RPG systems. ...and why- even though HERO is my favorite system, and I feel I can model whatever I want with it- I prefer other systems for other kinds of games. I mean I have actually done...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 08:40 AM
    Never played it, seen it, nor heard of it, to the best of my recollection. The devil, as always, is in the details. A simulationist version of it would be extremely difficult to design...and probably enjoy. (But might work just fine as a boardgame.)
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 08:33 AM
    Pretty early on, actually. Boot Hill hit in 1975. Traveller In 1977, as did Superhero 2044. Champions in 1981. All still had violence, of course.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 07:56 AM
    Most of us play RPGs for some kind of adventure. Adventure requires some kind of dramatic potential. Dramatic potential comes from conflict. And for most people, violence is the simplest form of conflict to model and relate to. It’s a universal theme. Theoretically, someone could do nonviolent RPGs based on being successful stock brokers, venture capitalists, rival art schools, or plants...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 07:39 AM
    Your quote is blacked out. Here’s why, and how to fix it.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 04:32 AM
    Flying ad-hominems abounding? Profanity filter triggering? Opening of painful personal or near-personal wounds? Methinks it’s time to put this one down...until it rises again.
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 03:00 AM
    if you were hoping for new IPs directly from Beth and not one of the studios under them, then yeah everyone knew going in since they stated before E3 started that there wasn't going to be any news regarding Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield,so it sounds like you set yourself up to be disappointed.
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  • TarionzCousin's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 01:02 AM
    Human Occupied Landfill, aka HoL. "Although HoL is playable, it was meant as a satire of RPGs. The pages of the books are written by hand, and the authors freely take stabs at other popular role-playing games, particularly Vampire: The Masquerade and Dungeons & Dragons, and those who play them." --Wikipedia
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 12:32 AM
    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...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 09:24 PM
    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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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 07:22 PM
    Foreseeable repercussions for actions =/= cruelty. What happened to this (AFAICT) rightfully blackballed GM is not appreciably different than getting banned for being a jerk in ENWorld, save for the publicity that means he may face bans from more than one convention. And even then, people get subjected to heightened scrutiny across boards like this, especially if they use the same usernames...
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 07:00 PM
    Reminder! Here's the link to the Rogues Gallery thread: https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?250956-Rogues-Gallery-Aerie-of-the-Crow-God-PbP-Campaign!
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 06:58 PM
    No idea. I've never used Coyote Code. For the longest time, I have been using this site: http://identicalsoftware.com/coco/ Rolled a check for you: Knowledge (Religion) check 1d20+1=6
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 05:46 PM
    This person is an adult. Unless he’s been under a rock for the past decade, he probably is aware of how social norms have changed. Either deliberately or by gross misjudgment, he chose a path that seems to have caused emotional distress. Consequently, either way, his judgement is suspect, and that isn’t a desirable quality in someone running an event at a convention. If you want an...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 02:34 PM
    Maybe I was a bit harsh judging the thing by those two companies. The rest of it has been pretty ok. Still very low hype level for me.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 10:15 AM
    Where I wouldn't mind some of this. :) Comes down to expected pacing, as so many of these things seem to end up doing: it's an open-ended game* with no set schedule for what adventuring has to be done by when; and if long-winded descriptions of what, why and how a character does something is what keeps (a) player(s) engaged, I'd say to the DM "Sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and let it...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 10:05 AM
    Though sometimes, "just another creepy monster" - something new that the PCs (and players!) haven't seen or heard of before - is exactly what's required at the time. As in: DM rolls give a random encounter, DM quickly thinks to self: "Hmmm. Do I throw yet another monster at 'em that they've seen and beaten a hundred times before, or do I dream up something brand new right now that suits the...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 05:55 AM
    While simultaneously, a tool that has proven efficacious should not be summarily dismissed because some innocent people get damaged by it on occasion. As with many things in life, nothing is perfect- it’s a balancing act. And like many balancing acts, we have tools to fend off, mitigate, and somewhat rectify the situation when things go wrong...if people choose to abide by them. There are...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 03:29 AM
    And it looks like the most of the OG cast are set to return https://tinyurl.com/y2qnrs5q
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 03:22 AM
    I'm super excited because,it means I can start paying for it now and be able to afford it and yes I plan to get the CE for xbox one.
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  • TarionzCousin's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 03:17 AM
    Congratulations. I hope the Kickstarter goes well.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 02:04 AM
    According to gog.com's bestselling games list Cyberpunk 2077 is selling like crazy. It has already sold more copies on gog than games like Saints Row 3, the Hitman series, or Mirror's Edge (and those are all a lot cheaper). The bulk of the games ahead of it have been on gog for ever (number one right now is Heroes of Might and Magic 3). On steam's top selling list the game is number one, but...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 01:12 AM
    “What are you doing back there?” ~ Anon.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 01:12 AM
    “Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete back!” ~ Professor Lowe, Jason X
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 08:50 PM
    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.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 05:29 PM
    The highest level PC in our long campaign was our second player’s 31 or so level Wizard, with others in the high 20s. But it took a decade+ to get there. In fact, we actually slowed things down a bit by not awarding XP for treasure or walkover opponents.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 05:02 PM
    There are still some hard coded non https links. Mostly the likes and smiles icons.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 10:20 AM
    I have noticed that sometimes the Quick Reply window doesn’t give you editing options, and sometimes it does. I have also noted that after it does, it won’t hide them again until you’ve been away a while.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 10:17 AM
    André Matos Passes Away. https://metalinjection.net/this-is-just-a-tribute/ex-angra-vocalist-andre-matos-passes-away-at-47
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 09:31 AM
    Even that's counterintuitive, as 15 - 18 = -3, not +3. You skipped mentioning the step that says 'reverse the +/- on the answer given by the formula to get the AC you'll hit'. Either that, or you got it backwards and it should be .
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 07:54 AM
    Bushwick Bill has died. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bushwick-bill-dead-52-152340716.html
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 07:13 AM
    I am friends with a known missing stair...and I have to say, I haven’t seen him in more than a year, at least in part because I’ve finally gotten fed up with his behaviors. I’bpve been around a lot of jerks, some of whom are quite charming and worth the effort to associate with. Especially when you get past their Wall of Jerk. My friend? Not as much as I once believed. The first time I...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 06:55 AM
    I’m a member of a trio that has been gaming together since the mid 1980s. In that time, we’ve had other players come and go- still friends, just not gaming anymore- and the original core campaign was active all the way from AD&D into PC conversion to 3Ed/3.5. Two of us joined another group in the late-1990s while the third was pursuing advanced degrees out of the state. That group gamed from...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 01:37 AM
    The game just became available for preorder and now there's a date as well. It says "playable on April 16, 2020". :cool:
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 01:33 AM
    know thyself- Socrates “Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War "Advertise here..ask me how" "This space for Rent"
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 12:57 AM
    One thing that occurred to me via seeing a few posts a couple of pages back is this: One thing a description or narration should strive for, however else it's delivered or phrased, is to answer any obvious questions before they need to be asked. The example given was, I think, something like "You enter a room. Passages exit to the north and west. There's a staff." in its simplified form. ...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 12:44 AM
    Situationally dependent. As far as possible I try to have enough prep done well ahead of time (as in, even as far back as setting design) that a session can largely run itself if it has to; meaning that if they're either in mid-adventure (meaning the adventure's already as prepped as it's going to be) or in town during downtime I can largely wing it all. But, if I have to prep something and...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 12:33 AM
    Candians - from Candyland, maybe? ;)
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 12:32 AM
    Oh, I'm all about the practical - but I also don't mind if it's dressed up a bit when and where it can be. I also freely admit to being myself rather poor at doing so when I DM. I blame beer. :)
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th June, 2019, 09:10 PM
    Oh I see how you are. Make me continue on with this life...…; :p
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  • havard's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th June, 2019, 02:48 PM
    I would LOVE to see this book released! :) -Havard
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th June, 2019, 10:30 AM
    10. Slow-Motion Overthrow: Some halfway-powerful individual (a Mage, when I used this one) wants to overthrow the King and take his throne. The villain is patient and is running this as a 5-10 year operation; he also realizes the biggest threat to his plans will be mid-to-high level adventurers. But, he also knows that if he can kill off or drive away all the local low-level adventurers now...
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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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  • 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...

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

  • 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

Monday, 10th June, 2019

  • 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.

Saturday, 8th June, 2019


Friday, 7th June, 2019

  • 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!
  • 03:28 PM - Ralif Redhammer quoted jonesy in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 6---THE END
    "if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI" 106615 Okay, some of them I do remember, but still, I can't say I'm burning up at the thought of learning their fates. "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." Sure, but first you have to write it... George has written an update regarding the last episode: http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2019/05/20/an-ending/

Monday, 20th May, 2019

  • 08:16 PM - mortwatcher quoted jonesy in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 6---THE END
    Another thing about lost continuity. I know they never mentioned it on the show, but it's possible that the Unsullied are sailing to their doom. The Isle of Naath is home to butterflies which spread a plague to anyone who wasn't born there. That's the reason they are 'peaceful people' as Missandei said. They don't need to defend themselves. Outsiders who go there die. https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Naath yep, they are basically committing mass suicide with how this season went, it kinda makes sense that is doesn't make any sense
  • 12:14 PM - Joker quoted jonesy in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 6---THE END
    The running theme throughout the final season was the distinctive lack of continuity. Things that happened in previous episodes had very little bearing on the following episode/s. The Red Keep falls on Jaime and Cersei in the previous episode, and in the final we discover it was just a couple of well-placed bricks that hit them. If they'd moved 5 steps to the left they'd have been fine. Arya rides away from the direction of the Red Keep in the previous episode, but then this episode begins there, with her there. Where was she riding to? From a writing viewpoint, what was the point of the horse? The season is full of continuity blunders large and small. The end of the Dothraki, nope here they are. The power of the scorpions, gone. Jaime decides to stay north, nope going south. It's the main criticism of the show, I reckon, that the pacing is so very off. I think it was Mallory and Jason from The Ringer (great website) who said it seems like David and David had an ending in mind and back-...

Friday, 17th May, 2019

  • 06:09 AM - Dog Moon quoted jonesy in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    You've never heard them before? Duuuuude: I came across them a few years back. For me, somehow I came across the group Battlelore (I forget how) and I liked a) the fact that the music was neat and b) lots of their music was based off the LotR, which was cool. Looked more into similar type of music, came across Nightwish, Lacuna Coil (Heaven's a Lie still one of my favorite songs) and more. Good type of music. Makes Evanescence seem bland to me.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

  • 09:58 PM - Sadras quoted jonesy in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpTZ-tC81yA Edit: meant to post this in the What Are You Listening To? thread. They released it two days ago. :D This is the most character development we have ever seen on the Night King


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