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    Today, 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
    Today, 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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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 09:31 AM
    One of the guys in my group refs for HS. Same story.
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    Today, 07:30 AM
    Gust of wind will do a great job of cleaning dust, dirt and debris from a hallway.
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    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 12:51 AM
    Animated cleaning equipment?
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    Today, 12:43 AM
    Coober Pedy
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    wow...7 of 9..and Brent
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    define under performed
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    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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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:54 PM
    Looks good, trailer didn't really spoiler anything..
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    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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    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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  • 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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    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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    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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  • Janx's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 03:33 AM
    In Tahiti it looks like. Just saw a video that floats the idea that Fury died in Winter Soldier, and that activated some stand-in plan for his Skrull buddy to take over. Extra evidence is that when Fury says he can't eat bread that's not been cut in half, there's movie footage of him doing just that, thus, he was a SKrull at that time.
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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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  • 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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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    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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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    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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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 11:41 PM
    Yep. Seen it many times, but it never seemed to stick. Just like “man” became a synonym for humanity, the male-rooted “Android” became the term for human-stimulant artificial life. Nobody seemed to care for a female-rooted version of the term.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 09:29 PM
    When I was a teen, I went back to Europe. The last half of the trip was behind the Iron Curtain- it was still a thing, then- and I ran out of my antiperspirant halfway through the trip. “No biggie.” I thought. I would just go buy some at the hotel store. Problem #1: there were no American brands at all, nor any European brands I knew. All were Eastern European. No roll-ons, either. So I...
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 08:35 PM
    We also smell different from Europeans, IME. Americans- of both genders- tend to favor detergents, soaps and perfumes with floral or powdery smells...and sometimes, in unfortunately large amounts. In that context, we almost smell like babies. After living in Europe for just a few months, I was often able to tell when another American had wandered nearby. After a few years, I could...
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 07:14 PM
    He was actually quite clearly based on The Tick, right down to my lantern-jawed illustration thereof. Instead of a mask and antennae, he wore heavy rider goggles and a military style helmet (with “MM” on it), because SAFETY FIRST! He did most of his heroic patrolling while riding a bicycle (with a visibility flag) with cards in the spokes, a la: I even took this scene from issue #1: ...
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 10:46 AM
    How about Uluru Devil’s Tower The Yosemite “Firefall” Hang Son Doong Cave
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 10:43 AM
    I’ve always thought of Common as either a trade pidgin or constructed language (like Esperanto), the most common primary/secondary language in the world (think Greek, Latin, French, and English, in turn), or a mechanical mesh mash of both.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 10:36 AM
    Paraphrasing, I think it would be more like... “Furries, Mr. Rico! Zillions of ‘em!”
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 05:01 AM
    Ahhh, V:tM. From a while back:
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 08:47 PM
    See also Spelljammer.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 08:44 PM
    I do not recall having done so, but I have played in campaigns where this was so. ...which had no effect on what I played, just how I played it.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 01:41 PM
    We enjoyed it. However, one confusing point came up. Why are the Skrulls doing Nick's job while Nick does a Skrull's job?
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 10:35 AM
    In a similar...*ahem* vein as my suggestion about the Golden Gate Bridge, there is also Japan’s “Suicide Forest”: AOKIGAHARA http://mentalfloss.com/article/73288/15-eerie-things-about-japans-suicide-forest
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 10:29 AM
    Wish I had the time...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 09:45 AM
    who wants to be a beta reader for me?
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 09:16 AM
    Police believe they have found the remains of missing actor, Charles Levin. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/body-missing-actor-charles-levin-213243258.html
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 09:05 AM
    I’ve played in and run kitchen sink games. I’ve played in and run games with very strict species limitations- at least one that was human only. IME: 1) sometimes race matters a great deal, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s very campaign AND player dependent. 2) one thing that always seems to matter is the availability of playing humans. Unless there’s a major setting-specific reason why you...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 08:55 AM
    I have a big collection of early sci-fi, much passed down from my Dad. IME, there’s a decent grain of truth in the comic, enough that I find the barb amusing. But there WERE also many authors who were clearly more progressive than the era in which the lived.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 08:50 AM
    Tonight, we found out part of the problem....a major part. While he does have his devices all set to auto-join and routinely signed into the 3 wi-fi networks I mentioned, he was having problems with signal stability on ours. So every once in a while, he’d get booted while using Netflix, etc., and the GB drain would begin... As soon as he mentioned this, I knew exactly what he was talking...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 07:55 AM
    I appreciate the suggestions. I used to live in Irving. It’s the Dallas suburb just south of Coppell- my current suburb of residence. I’ve lived in the D/FW Metroplex since 1982: I know what’s available in terms of cons (not really interested) and game stores in several of the cities in our 4 counties. Even while gaming in a stable group formed in 1985- which in 1998 essentially merged...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 06:31 AM
    Well, like I said, part of the reason was communication. I have continued to text & email one guy in particular, but he has been very spotty about responding. I was invited to- and attended- the annual celebratory dinner in Dec/Jan. But that was the last time I saw any of them face to face. The guy in the group that I’ve known since 1985 hasn’t reached out at all. My house phone number...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 03:35 AM
    I’ve had a bunch of alternative “spellbooks” in various games. Some were as simple as rune-carved sticks or staves. Others were as unusual as tattoos or even arrays of beads made of various materials arranged and knotted into various patterns.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 02:12 AM
    Too much D; not enough D.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 01:12 AM
    I know he’s on ours* and the one at his mom’s**, though I don’t know if he’s set for auto-join. I’d be surprised if he wasn’t on his employer’s system. * he is the one who most recently reset the router. ** he set up his mom’s wi-fi, and she doesn’t have a clue as to how to change that.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 12:11 AM
    I get that...but I’m still at something of a loss, here. We have a pretty good wi-fi system here, and I know he uses it. He has wi-fi at his place of employment. He has wi-fi at his mother’s house. And he’s still gobbling up 2-4x the GB of the other 4 people on the plan. This month, we’ve used a combined 3 of 16GB; he’s at 12 with another couple of days to go.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 11:19 PM

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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 10:20 PM
    Emily Hartridge has died. https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/13/europe/youtuber-emily-hartridge-death/index.html
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:38 PM
    I use my mobile devices for many hours a day, but I am usually on Wi-Fi. I am part of a group plan, and I typically use between 1-3GB/mo. One person on the plan uses more data than everyone else combined. How does one chew up data like that?
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 10:34 AM
    Continual flame/Light would be highly prized: a light source that can’t start a fire is going to be handy when you’re on the water, surrounded by all kinds of flammables. Warding spells against fire would be worth their weight in gold, for that matter. OTOH, Grease could be handy if you WANT to start fires...on someone else’s ship. As I posited elsewhere, an aggressive, expansionist naval...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 10:21 AM
    After being introduced to gaming in 1977, I haven’t played since...2016? 2017? No significant gaps besides this current dry spell. The why? Well, I sort of had a falling out with my game group of 20 or so years about communication. There were other factors as well, but that was the proverbial straw. I haven’t seen any of them in person since December or January. And for a variety of...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 06:55 AM
    Which reminds me... The Bridge is a documentary about the Golden Gate Bridge, in particular, its status as the #1 location in the world for suicides. In the context of a V:tM campaign, that could be prime hunting for a vampire of the right type. Not only as a place to hide their kills, but also as a way to feed guilt free on “willing” victims. (If the vampire has an issue with that, of...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:49 AM
    What Would Peter Parker Do?
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:48 AM
    The Ossuary is a cool one I’ve looked at before. Good one to use.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 01:10 AM
    When I was a kid, we visited the ruins of Knossos, the palace of King Minos of Crete. Years later, I photocopied the map from the tourist material onto graph paper to use as a dungeon. I also look at unusual architecture and locales on the internet for locations, like the Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan: Catatumbo Venezuela: Gilroy Gardens:
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 10:44 PM
    Sounds like a memory was made. :) P.S.: wag of the finger at theft. :(
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 09:27 PM
    See also this thread: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?557176-Pages-from-the-Royal-Chef-s-Cookbook
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 09:24 PM
    (Had to be said.)
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 06:06 PM
    Have a good time!
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 11:29 PM
    There is no 5E section any more; there is only Zul/Dungeons & Dragons. B-)
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 08:55 PM
    No joke, but that’s kind of how my longest running core gaming group ran one campaign world. The most powerful PCs weren’t all spellcasters- not single-classed, anyway- and we’d run parties of different power levels through adventures. Most of the lower-tier PCs were related to the heavy hitters in some capacity. And we did rotary DMing, too.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 07:26 PM
    I ran a 3.5 Geomancer (largely inspired by Swamp Thing from the 1990s) that took all the plant-themed Drift mutations. We were leveling up our characters when the campaign imploded. I had planned on taking the Brew Potion feat. Those potions would have been delivered via tubers grown from his body... And later...
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 07:08 PM
    One thing I’ve noted from non-American gamers is that gaming seems to be a more diverse hobby overseas. Every gaming convention I’ve been to- GenCon isn’t one- has been overwhelmingly white and male, demographically. And that’s largely reflected in the game groups I’ve been a member of. Most times, I’m the only minority at the table, save one which was 1/3 each white, asian, and black. (And...
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 01:28 PM
    my newest video
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 01:20 PM
    it looks like Cameron's producing and has had a hand in the story, with Tim Miller directing it,whose directorial debut was Deadpool. The film's writing credits, as recognized by the Writers Guild of America are screenplay by David S. Goyer & Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray; story by James Cameron & Charles H. Eglee & Josh Friedman and Goyer & Rhodes.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 12:46 PM
    Admittedly, it hasn't worked yet, but....
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 11:32 AM
    Along with Hamilton,we also have Arnold back as well and here's the Premise 27 years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a new, modified liquid metal Terminator (Gabriel Luna) is sent from the future by Skynet in order to terminate Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), a hybrid cyborg human (Mackenzie Davis), and her friends. Sarah Connor comes to their aid, as well as the original...
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 09:43 AM
    Scary part: he’s running an Ice Mage... (All that other stuff is an illusion. ;) )
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Friday, 28th June, 2019

  • 06:26 AM - Lanefan mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Upgraded to https! Please report bugs!
    One strange thing: in this thread - and only this thread, so far others are working fine - the Dannyalcatraz post just above this one keeps showing as unread no matter how many times I read it. EDIT: but now I've posted this, it's back to working as normal. No clue... :)

Thursday, 27th June, 2019

  • 08:27 PM - Lanefan mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post If you could put D&D into any other non middle ages genre, what would it be?
    Seriously, though, hardly any, you would need to add some sort of specialized combat system for ship battles, depending on how historical you want to get with them. This is the one bit of design I've actually already done...well, sort of, anyway...ship-v-ship combat using mounted tween-decks ballistae to replace cannons. Good point Dannyalcatraz regarding weather magic; that would have to be reined in (though not necessarily eliminated). In fact, most ranged spells become problematic sooner or later in this milieu - even a simple Hold Person on another ship's helmsman could ruin its whole day, along with that of the third ship it then crashes into. Is the answer then to somehow make casting from shipboard very difficult - e.g. a very high chance of failure unless the spell targets only the caster or something the caster can reach out and touch? The other aspect that really gets in the way here is non-standard PC means of travel - flight, teleport, dimension door, etc., particularly by device rather than spell. If you just want to do a Pirate Movie kinda Age of Sail, though, the action will usually come down to boarding, anyway, and the kind of relatively small-scale combats already familiar in D&D.Yes - things like ramming, boarding, and on-deck combat are already easy to handle. It's the ship-v-ship stuff, and som...

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

  • 04:29 PM - Ralif Redhammer mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post A question on some game systems
    Like Dannyalcatraz, I've mostly just played Stormbringer and other Runequest-adjacent games. But I know there are many that think the world of Runequest. As for the Witcher RPG, it's based on the Fuzion system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzion For those of you who have played RuneQuest - how is it? What editions are your favorite? What TTRPG are the Witcher games based off of (I know the character and story are based off of novels)? If you have played this TTRPG, how is it?

Thursday, 13th June, 2019

  • 02:26 PM - lowkey13 mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Formatting- Quotes Not Coming Out Correctly
    Hi Everybody! (HI DR. NICK!) Now tell Dr. Nick where is the trouble. ...so, @Dannyalcatraz first pointed out a problem in my posts, specifically, this one- https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?659985-Why-are-we-okay-with-violence-in-RPGs&p=7618903&viewfull=1#post7618903 Since then, two other commenters have noted the same problem. @pemerton @Manbearcat Q. What is the problem? A. I don't know- I can't see it! Everything looks good to me. But it looks like, from what is in Danny's post- https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?659985-Why-are-we-okay-with-violence-in-RPGs&p=7619116&viewfull=1#post7619116 That my "quotes" are disappearing. It seems that pemerton reports it as a text formatting issue. So, I think this is recent? Maybe an "https:" change? And it's not universal ... it looks fine to me. Quotes that I use from someone else seem fine ... I think it might just be a combination of: Using the "quote" feature around text that I paste into the text box, and paste as "plain text formatting" (in order to avoid html issues). But I'd like the Powers Th...

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

  • 08:18 PM - Gradine mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Players 'distressed' by gang-rape role-playing game
    ...e time raising public accountability for those who might have otherwise given his behavior a pass. "or when we recklessly pursue a moral program of some kind in the wake of such an event" To be clear, the "moral program" in question is "rape = not acceptable". lowkey13 has covered this in better detail, but you are bringing moral relativism to an argument that is mostly centered around sexualized violence. Call both sides equally bad in their extremism is a false equivalence of the dangerous. "People who spring rape scenarios on players and then lie about in an interview with the guy who wrote 'In Defense of Rape' should not be allowed to be in our hobby" is not the moral or extreme equivalent to "LOL great job owning the libs!" and the latter are explicitly counting on well meaning people making that mistake. "I think there is a lot of cruelty being expressed in this thread and people don't see it, because they think they are so correct. Personally I am not a big fan of cruelty." Dannyalcatraz covered this in a point I see you have not responded to yet, in that: Foreseeable repercussions for actions =/= cruelty. I don't really have anything else to add to that.

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  • 12:04 AM - doctorbadwolf mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post How do YOU handle a Fastball Special, and other team manuevers?
    You . . . might want to scroll up a bit, and then maybe apologise to DannyAlcatraz. - He was directly discussing accuracy of such throws with HawkDiesel, which is where the possibility of missing a throw would be being discussed. You were the first person to start talking about balls. DannyAlcatraz was discussing caber and hammer throws. Not balls. A ball of equivalent weight would be much harder to throw than a caber or hammer to equivalent distance - even harder than a humanoid. If you’re just going to twist what people say to “win” internet argument points, find someone else. I couldn’t be more bored by such nonsense. You’ve misunderstood my response, actually. The hammer throw is a ball at the end of a chain, and the other major example ITT is a “weight” which is just a heavy ball with a handle. To the other element of the reply in question, he stated to hawk that it is very possible that such objects cannot be thrown accurately. I argued that there is no particular reason to beleive that is true. He replied as if I’d said that people don’t ever mi...

Friday, 12th April, 2019

  • 04:04 PM - doctorbadwolf mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post How do YOU handle a Fastball Special, and other team manuevers?
    ...My only concern is what fits the tone of the fiction. Throwing somebody up* is vastly different than throwing them horizontally, mitigated proportionally by the weight difference between thrower and throwee. Newton's 3rd law and all. *In the vertical projectile sense, not the regurgitation sense. Realistically, the thrower in a “running start assisted horizontal leap” maneuver would proabably fall prone as part of launching the throwee. Or at least, have to use their movement to not fall prone, which is the same thing in terms of resources. I’m not sure I care enough about simulation to bother with that, but it’s worth noting. However, your first statement is spot on. We don’t make players enumerate what feats of athletic and acrobatic prowess they have practiced, we just sail by that, for all manner of stuff that requires tons of practice and/or training. I’m not gonna worry about how much training something requires irl when determining how to adjudicate it in game. edit: Dannyalcatraz I don’t think that there is any significant chance that a ball can’t be thrown accurately. Balls are aerodynamic. Distance would suffer, but it’s almost certainly possible. As for the idea idea that a single person performing the maneuver in the video might not walk again...come on, man. You’re wildly speculating. More likely, they fall over at worst, and they’d have to have some bigger team members and only throw the smallest members in that manner. Performing that maneuver with someone whose mass is half your own would not be soemthing with a more significant risk of injury than simply lifting heavy things, or running full speed in full gear, which are things I doubt any of us make any sort of issue of in game.
  • 07:53 AM - Hawk Diesel mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post How do YOU handle a Fastball Special, and other team manuevers?
    Dannyalcatraz You make some good points regarding the caber toss and the weight throw. But a there are a few pieces I think you might be missing. 1) These movements and competitions are not meant for accuracy, and so good technique does not stress it except to make the throw within the particular inbounds area. Nor are time constraints typically a factor in normal competition. While throws made with such weights with accuracy and/speed would surely suffer in distance, that does not mean that inventive individuals could not develop new throwing techniques that better balance accuracy with distance. 2) These competitions use ideal throwing implements. But the implements do not have any input into the execution of the throw. If we are talking about launching a person, and that person is as practiced at being launched as the thrower is at launching a person, then there may be opportunities and techniques made by both the thrower and throwee that improve distance and accuracy. So long as the throwe...

Monday, 1st April, 2019

  • 08:30 PM - Satyrn mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post What do you call it when...
    Is there a name for that thing where someone fully quotes a 20 paragraph post, and then types a one line response below it? In this scenario, the response is germane (i.e. not "Me too!"), it's just that the length of the quoted text is completely gratuitous to the point of distracting from the response/discussion. Because most of my responses are one-liners, I'm sure I've been guilty of this. But the alternative, shortening the quote to the single line or paragraph that I'm responding to, gets viewed negatively here, too, and I would not be surprised to discover that @Dannyalcatraz has fielded reports about me doing that.

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  • 10:38 AM - Hussar mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    I have a friend who could be described as having an east-Asian fetish, Japan specifically (Weaboo, I think the term is). I don't think there is a racist bone in her body, and she is highly respectful of Japanese culture. There's more to it than that though. Even Dannyalcatraz, who I believe is black, when asked where is he from, would not be repeatedly questioned when he answered New Orleans. No one else seems to get this blank stare of disbelief as when an Asian American or Asian Canadian states that they are Canadian. Like I said, that video resonates really, really well. It's an ongoing thing and it happens all the time. I mean, sure, people in Canada have asked me where I'm from. But, when I say Toronto, they don't then keep asking. Have you ever had complete strangers question you on your nationality? I've seen it repeatedly. And it only ever seems to happen to people of Asian decent. It really is offensive as hell. If you feel the need to question someone's nationality, remember, that person may very well have been questioned fifteen times previously that week and just might not appreciate the sixteenth time. Again, I don't give a fetid dingo's kidney about your friends. Really, really don't. I'm telling you, in no uncertain terms, ...

Sunday, 10th March, 2019

  • 03:16 PM - Aldarc mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    What solution? I don't believe anyone in this thread has proposed a solution - so what exactly are you saying we should be "wary' of? Dannyalcatraz did propose diversifying our depictions of "evil," such as using glowing eyes, which is something that could not be linked to particular human demographics. So apparently we should be wary of the great harm that would befall our noble hobby should such nefarious solutions ever saw the light of day.
  • 02:49 PM - pemerton mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    ...reasonable one.So imagine that you are introducing a young friend or relative to LotR, and you come to this passage (quoted upthread by Doug McCrae): "Frodo saw a dark ill-kept house behind a thick hedge: the last house in the village. In one of the windows he caught a glimpse of a sallow face with sly, slanting eyes; but it vanished at once. ‘So that’s where that southerner is hiding!’ he thought. ‘He looks more than half like a goblin.’" You wouldn't be any more self-conscious reading that to a child of East or Central Asian background, than to someone who was white? You wouldn't be self-conscious at all? You think it's an unreasonable response to see racist ideas in the notion of sly, slanting eye in a sallow (= yellow/brown) face, which - apparently in virtue of these features, as nothing else is mentioned - looks more than half like a goblin, that is, looks sinister and evil? Btw, this has absolutely nothing to do with academic debates and literary criticism. As Dannyalcatraz already mentioned upthread, this is something that 5 year old children of colour will notice. Nor is it particularly related to offence. Who knows, and who cares, whether or not JRRT intended to give offence - I suspect he didn't much think about that at all. And some people of colour may be offended by this, but others may not be - perhaps they're pretty used to it, and maybe they even find JRRT rather tame compared to other experiences they have had. The point that I (and others) have made is about the meaning that JRRT is conveying, and the tropes used to convey it. These present a certain sort of person as of inherently or naturally sly and evil appearance. It is this idea that is racist, and (in some, perhaps loose, sense) an element of "colonialist propaganda" insofar as it is an element of a larger body of 19th and first half of the 20th century racist ideologies. I have no problem being pinned to actual positions that I express misogyny was brought up in this thread, and ...
  • 10:49 AM - pemerton mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Dannyalcatraz - once again, I appreciate your strong posts on this topic. Although I am white, many of those to whom I am close are not. These issues around representation and racist tropes affect them every day, in just the ways you describe.


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  • 06:08 PM - lolomopa0022 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Deleted Posts
  • 03:59 PM - Umbran quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Designing holistic versus gamist magic systems?
    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. I think that's the issue right there. "System" and "numinous" are at cross purposes. I have had RPG moments that have felt numinous, but they have typically had little to do with "system", and more to do with atmosphere and immersion.
  • 01:44 AM - Celebrim quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Designing holistic versus gamist magic systems?
    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. Numinous magic is in a war with playability, and bookkeeping tends to win because if the system is fiddly then it won't "feel" numinous. It is after all a feeling we are going for here. The system doesn't have to be understood by the players, but if the system isn't understood by the players then the amount of things the GM is keeping track of increases beyond the level they can handle. Plus, if you are entirely relying on the players not understanding the system, then in the long run its going to fail if only because at some point players will read the GM's rules.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019

  • 08:10 PM - Umbran quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Let Your Geek Flag Fly?
    How many different kinds of geek ARE there? As many as there are things to like. BBQ Geek? Yep. Beer geek? Sure. Fiber arts geek? You bet!

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

  • 09:43 PM - MarkB quoted Dannyalcatraz in post What it's like Reading SF from the 50's
    Yep. Seen it many times, but it never seemed to stick. Just like “man” became a synonym for humanity, the male-rooted “Android” became the term for human-stimulant artificial life. Nobody seemed to care for a female-rooted version of the term. And I've yet to see an example of the non-binary androgynoid.
  • 03:47 PM - Aldarc quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Homogenized Races?
    I’ve always thought of Common as either a trade pidgin or constructed language (like Esperanto), the most common primary/secondary language in the world (think Greek, Latin, French, and English, in turn), or a mechanical mesh mash of both.The Indonesian language is basically an artificially standarized variety of Malay, which has been used as a trade language among the archipelago for centuries. The actual most common language of the archipelago is Javanese. So "Indonesian" essentially exists as everyone's shared second language. The Session Tapes, as far as D&D settings are concerned, I would recommend looking at Eberron. There are still traces of monocultures and languages - it's certainly not perfect - but it tends to have more nuance than normal for D&D. "Common," for example, only applies to the continent of Khorvaire. "Common" (i.e., "Galifarian") descends from "Old Common," which was the language of settlers from Riedra, who speak "Riedran" and not "Common." But "Common" was the languag...
  • 12:52 PM - gyor quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Shoe Horning the Races by Class?
    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.) AD&D had a lot of bad, useless rules.
  • 12:20 AM - Jer quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Shoe Horning the Races by Class?
    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.) In 1e only NPC dwarves could be clerics - PCs could not unless your group house ruled it. In 2e they opened up all of the NPC only classes to allow PCs as well. And anyone could be a thief in 1e as well as in 2e. Because thieves were terrible and there were no concerns about "balancing" them.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

  • 08:58 PM - Celebrim quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Homogenized Races?
    We also smell different from Europeans, IME. Americans- of both genders- tend to favor detergents, soaps and perfumes with floral or powdery smells...and sometimes, in unfortunately large amounts. In that context, we almost smell like babies. After living in Europe for just a few months, I was often able to tell when another American had wandered nearby. After a few years, I could occasionally ID other regional variants. I'm not even going to go there like I could because I can imagine this would be a touchy subject, but I had a friend from Pakistan that tried to take his American born wife back to the old country - and it was a cultural bridge too far. You are however quite right to point at hygiene as one of those areas were cultural norms have a huge role, and it makes me think that I've never even given much thought to it in terms of cultural diversity in my fantasy setting, beyond some broad nods that hygienic needs exist (such as having garderobes and toilets in dungeons and public bat...
  • 07:40 PM - Parmandur quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Example from the worst TSR adventure module(s) ever published
    Forest Oracle: Is it pure incompetence Or is it genius? HAIKUUUUUUU!!!!!! https://media1.tenor.com/images/4e2f54020ea132a157283ed64fc77d86/tenor.gif I mean, people have been talking about it for years, so it has a certain something to it, muck like Plan 9 from Outer Space or The Final Sacrifice.
  • 04:40 PM - uzirath quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Odd Places that Make Decent Locations in Game
    Devil’s Tower I forgot to mention Devil's Tower. I yanked it into my fantasy world recently. Perfect place for a shrine to an air spirit. (The real Devil's Tower has a nice dungeon in it too, right?)
  • 02:04 PM - Umbran quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Does Your Fantasy Race Really Matter In Game? (The Gnome Problem)
    Ahhh, V:tM. From a while back: You didn't go with "The Tick"?!? There's a missed opportunity for you.

Monday, 15th July, 2019

  • 07:36 AM - aramis erak quoted Dannyalcatraz in post When and why did you stop playing D&D and other TTRPGs?
    As to finding another group or something, I simply haven’t tried looking for anything at all. It’s not like getting back into dating after breaking up with a girlfriend, but there is an analogous lack of inclination to get back into that social situation. The effort. The uncertainty. Plus, I do have a lot to do right now. The inertia of an ongoing, active group was a key factor in letting me continue gaming. The organized play option is worth looking at. It's usually drop-in/out on a session by session basis. Much of the fun, none of the commitment. There's also the convention method of finding a new group... I know D/FW has a local convention. NTRPGCon.com. (Several Traveller fans have mentioned it.) PAX-South is in San Antonio - a bit of a drive from Dallas. BGGCon is in Irving, TX, no idea where that is, personally.
  • 05:41 AM - MNblockhead quoted Dannyalcatraz in post When and why did you stop playing D&D and other TTRPGs?
    After being introduced to gaming in 1977, I haven’t played since...2016? 2017? No significant gaps besides this current dry spell. The why? Well, I sort of had a falling out with my game group of 20 or so years about communication. There were other factors as well, but that was the proverbial straw. I haven’t seen any of them in person since December or January. And for a variety of reasons, I really haven’t felt like finding new players to game with. I know some, but I don’t think I would be a good mix with them, again, for many reasons. I don’t consider myself as having given up the hobby, though. I’m just waiting... This post BEGS for a follow-up. Sorry that you've had a fall out with a group you've been playing with for 20 years. Sounds like it is more than just leaving the group, if you've not even seen any of them outside of gaming for over half a year. Have your tried organized play, meetup.com, or Roll20 for one shots? Good way to try different games, meet new players, and if thi...

Sunday, 14th July, 2019

  • 08:08 PM - Xaelvaen quoted Dannyalcatraz in post When and why did you stop playing D&D and other TTRPGs?
    The why? Well, I sort of had a falling out with my game group of 20 or so years about communication. There were other factors as well, but that was the proverbial straw. I haven’t seen any of them in person since December or January. I'm genuinely sorry to hear this, Danny - having an old, reliable group like that is probably the biggest reason I still play. I hope things work out for you, sincerely. --- The only gap I've had in playing, I mean an honest gap, would be around '92 - '96. I began playing in '89 with my cousin, similar in age to me, but it was mostly just the two of us with an occasional family member being interested, trying a game, and just not really getting the hang of it (or not really being interested). We eventually stopped getting to hang out as much when his parents moved more than an hour away, so that meant only seeing each other a few times a year, and mostly at family reunions - so we just did other things that were more easily done spontaneously. Then I found a ma...
  • 08:22 AM - MGibster quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Odd Places that Make Decent Locations in Game
    In the context of a V:tM campaign, that could be prime hunting for a vampire of the right type. Not only as a place to hide their kills, but also as a way to feed guilt free on “willing” victims. I hadn't given the bridge much thought but now I think I'll find some poor vampire whose been given that as a territory. And of course it's haunted. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • 02:41 AM - uzirath quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Odd Places that Make Decent Locations in Game
    I also look at unusual architecture and locales on the internet for locations You included some awesome ones, some of which I'd never heard of. They reminded me of a few more that I've used: The Sedlec Ossuary: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/Sedlec-Ossuary.jpg Cappadocia's Fairy Chimney houses: https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/583f/8b9f/e58e/ce8f/db00/00d7/newsletter/Uchisar_-_Pigeon_-_20Jan_-_0126.jpg?1480559513 Derinkuyu (underground city): https://www.historicmysteries.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Derinkuyu-Underground-City-diagram-1024x591.jpg

Friday, 12th July, 2019

  • 08:22 PM - Morrus quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Why do you play games other than D&D?
    One thing I’ve noted from non-American gamers is that gaming seems to be a more diverse hobby overseas. Well, we’re certainly not American.
  • 06:46 PM - GrahamWills quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Why do you play games other than D&D?
    It has to do with being a representative sample and the bias that self-selection introduces to the data collection process. [GenCon Attendees] won’t have nearly as random a selection of hobby participants as data collected from, say, a list of 1000 people who bought games from a set of websites or a similar number of people selected entering or leaving game stores. In my 42 or so years of personal experience in the hobby across 3 states and 5 cities, I’ve only gamed with 2 other people who ever attended an RPG convention...and they went with me. If you expand the selection parameters to include CCG tournaments, I get to about a dozen. I doubt that my experiences are typical, however. In fact, based on my time at ENWorld, I suspect they’re not. So while the GenCon crowd may be an actual mirror to the hobby’s general demographics, odds are pretty good that it isn’t. As a statistician, there is always the question "can I generalize from sample to population". I am thoroughly aware of the probl...


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