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    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    Yeah, I’m digging it & sigging it!
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    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    We finished the season 2 last night (we watch one episode a week with friends over dinner). good. A lot darker. The Moklan episodes are always super dark. Bortis's mate has been dubbed MurderSpouse. Seemed weird to replace Alara with a lookalike character.
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 09:14 AM
    Winchester Mystery House
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    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    Ilha da Queimada Grande (“Snake Island”), Brazil: (I bet this is St. Patrick ‘s fault.)
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 04:28 AM
    Glass Beach, Hawaii: Glass Beach, California: Glass Beach, Russia See also Florida, Oregon, Bermuda and so forth.
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    Yesterday, 04:21 AM
    IM Power Station Cooling Tower (abandoned) in Charleroi, Belgium.
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    Yesterday, 04:17 AM
    The now abandoned Kelenföld Electric Power Plant in Budapest, Hungary:
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 09:34 PM
    For true magical home improvement, you need a Fence Oracle.
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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 09:31 AM
    One of the guys in my group refs for HS. Same story.
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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 07:30 AM
    Gust of wind will do a great job of cleaning dust, dirt and debris from a hallway.
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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 06:55 AM

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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 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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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 12:51 AM
    Animated cleaning equipment?
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    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 12:43 AM
    Coober Pedy
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 12:40 AM
    Welcome and good luck!
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    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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    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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    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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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 05:01 AM
    Ahhh, V:tM. From a while back:
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    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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    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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    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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    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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Monday, 14th April, 2014

  • 03:31 PM - Herobizkit mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Help me build an Almighty Janitor out of a plain ol' fighter.
    I'm always happy to see you post in my wacky build ideas, Dannyalcatraz, but I think you missed my point on this one. Fighter's gonna fight, but what I'm really looking to do is make a (potentially) non-magical everyman/sage/skill-monkey out a class that generally just fights. I'm debating on going Cleric and having him find some kind of Religion, or possibly Monk for lolz. I'll Hybrid if I must, but I wanna see what I can do to break out of "generic fighter" without having to go Bard or Assassin to also skill-monkey. I may never play him again, but it's fun to think about.

Monday, 24th March, 2014


Sunday, 9th March, 2014

  • 10:44 AM - Viking Bastard mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Only in America
    ... value as you earn it. And you can already see the same thing happening (rapidly) in Eastern Europe and other "up-and-coming" countries. It's a sign of prosperity. *shrug* I can't say I've studied comparative education systems, but the US practice of relying almost entirely on teacher-awarded grades to judge student achievement is odd from a British perspective. While student performance lower down the school system is monitored mainly by teachers, the important judgements about qualifications are made by (or under supervision of) external bodies. 16 year olds sit externally set and marked exams to be awarded qualifications which reflect a national standard, and the same at 17 and 18. While teacher-marked work might contribute to those qualifications, the marking is moderated to ensure comparable marking standards. There's no concept of "graduating high school"; the question is what GCSEs and A-levels you passed, and with what grades. As has already been pointed out by Dannyalcatraz, the US has plenty of those. I mean, what High School drama doesn't mention the SATs? But the trend in international education is to move away from centralized grading. In Iceland, we used to have similar centralized tests (I took them), but we disbanded them a few years ago (because current thought is that while it makes it easier for the government and schools to evaluate students, it leads to worse education).

Friday, 14th February, 2014

  • 10:43 AM - Herobizkit mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post help me with an Arcane Trickster Build
    I don't have all the answers... Dannyalcatraz might, among others... but I'll pitch in what I can. [Personally, I'd go Bard/Sorcerer and see if there are any Bard Archetypes that grant Sneak Attack. I don't know if there are at present. Also, if you're not using Archetypes, then n/m.] UMD is of limited use to you unless you want to use wands etc. with spells other than those on your own spell list. Still, it never hurts to know how to use a Cure wand in a pinch. Since it's based off Cha, you won't be too hot at it unless you pump your Cha. High Dex is a must, and High Int gives you bonus skill points. Since you're not going for full mage, you could easily get away with 14 Int and have 10 skill points for thief skills. If you plan on melee at all, stick with Light weapons and take the Weapon Finesse feat as early as possible. This allows you to use your Dex mod for your to-hit roll. I'm guessing your guy doesn't need to be strong, but even a 12 STR is nifty if you can get away with it... otherwise it will likely be you...

Saturday, 1st February, 2014

  • 02:38 AM - Ahnehnois mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do you eat fast food,if so what do you get and where do you go?
    Dannyalcatraz Maybe. We'll see. There's a lot of politics that go into this stuff. Given what a mess the system that produces all this food is, and how entrenched some of the really bad policies are, I have a hard time seeing the public good winning out. Of course, even if the FDA suddenly developed the ability to force all food vendors to sell only whole grains and vegetables, that wouldn't force the big fast food chains to start paying their workers, or stop all their anti-competitive practices and ethically dubious marketing, nor would it enable them to create fresh and creative food.

Saturday, 25th January, 2014

  • 03:17 PM - pemerton mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Do alignments improve the gaming experience?
    ...d starting point for these sorts of things. Could you please define what exactly PC "conception" encompasses?? You have similarly not responded to my earlier question of where “PC conception” ends. His deity/church/philosophy must always accept his actions, unless he decides they must not (the Paladin who accidentally took a life).N'raac, your second sentence is incoherent, because the first occurence of "he" refers to the PC, and the second occurence refers to the player of that PC. If you won't draw any distinction between player and PC, how are you expecting me to explain a playstyle to you that depends upon drawing such a distinction? As to "conception", in this discussion I am talking about the players' conception of his/her PC as acting properly or improperly. And I am saying that if the player conceives of his/her PC as having done the right thing, and then the GM overrides that conception by declaring the character to have fallen, that is quite different from (as in Dannyalcatraz's example) the proselytising priest being banished. N'raac keeps mentioning that perhaps the paladin or cleric's god has made an error, but to me that makes no sense: first, because a traditional paladin (not D&D tradition, but actual literary and cultural tradition) is devoted to a power who is incapable of error; and second, because within the D&D tradition the paladin is devoted to a being who is an incarnation of law and good, lives on a plane that is infused with law and good, and has mental stats at least in the mid-to-high 20s (varying somewhat with edition). Such a being does not make errors as to what proper conduct requires. So the GM declaring the paladin to have fallen, in circusmtances where the player's conception is of the PC having acted properly, is in effect telling the player that their conception of their character is mistaken due to their error in moral judgement. (Obligatory defensive footnote: I'm not interested in being told about players who just want ...

Monday, 13th January, 2014

  • 06:16 AM - innerdude mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Best System for a Silent Hill-like Horror Game?
    ...e focus is not on action. In many ways they are the antithesis of the Resident Evil games. The characters are mainly 'common people' that don't have much in the way of combat training. Also, the scares come through the creepy atmosphere and sense of foreboding rather than zombies or other monsters. Aaah, okay. Savage Worlds will likely be too action-oriented / pulpy for that kind of a feel, though it does have an excellent Horror Companion add-on book and a Cthulhu source book (Realms of Cthulhu by Reality Blurs). There's lots of "dials" you can twist with Savage Worlds to aim for a certain "feel," but having had a lot of experience with the system, I can definitely say it's not going to emulate what you've described without some tweaking. I'd look into GURPS, with a low point value for character generation. I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of GURPS per se, but it sounds like a really good fit for the style of game you've described. I'm sure HERO would do the trick too, though Dannyalcatraz is probably the best person to ask about HERO. BRP might work too. If you want to stay with a d20 system, I'd say 3.5 or Pathfinder E6. Or just go with the obvious Call of Cthulhu and houserule the parts you don't like.

Friday, 10th January, 2014

  • 01:32 AM - Morrus mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Playtest Feedback: Creating a Star System
    ...s technologically, the results when rolled randomly will produce this somewhat frequently The fluff text in the final version will help with this. Industrial doesn't require a tech level - the Industrial Revolution had no space flight, but it was sure as heck "industrial". The idea is you equate the various factors, including tech level to make your civilization. It needs tweaking, though, so feedback helps. Things I'd Like Added A set of tables for generating traditionally habitable planets (such as class “M”). This would allow me to ensure I have one or two human-friendly planets. Keeping them separate from the core tables allows some cool results like the above. "Terrestrial" is my own verbiage for Star Trek's "class M". Where you see "Terrestrial" that pretty much means Class M, a planet where life can exist. It's a little broader than Star Trek's class M - it includes arctic planets and the like, a little further from their star than Earth, but not as far as Canada. @Dannyalcatraz It's funny just how frequently folks recommend I do it like other games (in my first private playtest, one of the players had played a FATE variation recently, and kept suggesting the game be exactly like FATE, despite it being a clearly crunchy rules-heavy game!). I'm writing a new game, not an old one. :) That said, the Traveller influence in N.E.W is maybe a little too prevalent. I've very familair with the games you cited for decades, and will be outdoing them by an order of magnitude. By the way, any plans to use "dark matter" in a much more sinister way than real scientists expect to? Hoo boy, oh yes! So much so! Well, kinda. I want to ensure that science doesn't overtake me before I die, in the way that Star Trek did (No! There's no barrier round the edge of the galaxy!)

Saturday, 4th January, 2014

  • 07:37 PM - Razjah mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Sci Fi RPG: System help?
    I'm a big fan of Savage Worlds, highly recommended. FATE is pretty awesome too. I would suggest either of those. Dannyalcatraz is it weird that I knew you were going to suggest HERO before I read your post?
  • 01:09 AM - dd.stevenson mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post will 4.0 succeed?
    From this thread I've learned that Dannyalcatraz (and his group) is/was a good bellwether. Also, I was somewhat surprised that bringing in TSR-edition players was on the forum agenda back in 2008. Although why the heck anyone thought 4E would would be a big hit with these groups is a bit of a head-scratcher.

Thursday, 2nd January, 2014

  • 07:03 PM - Mercurius mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post will 4.0 succeed?
    I couldn't resist - kind of an interesting thread to look back on, five and a half years later. I just read through the first page, and then Dannyalcatraz's eerily prophetic last post.

Sunday, 29th December, 2013

  • 11:07 AM - doghead mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Campaign Brainstorm - Adventures in Ancient Greece.
    Dannyalcatraz There are a number of interesting alternatives. SKR has done a 3.5ed setting for Ancient Greece that is quite good. It uses a reduced core-class list, modified somewhat for the setting. The magic using classes are replaced by the Sorceress, IIRC. I agree that the age mods have a roll to play. While I haven'y looked into the mechanics as yet, I am thinking along the lines of some sort of trade off between age and experience (levels). This thread may also be of use to you. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?17348-Greece-Campaign-Questions Cheers. Thanks. The forum throws up a collection of Similar Threads at the bottom of each page. Some of them have been interesting reading with good material. thotd

Friday, 20th December, 2013

  • 06:43 PM - Mallus mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Daenerys Targaryen to face the Terminator
    ... marvelous design work and brilliantly composed/constructed effects sequences. They're not as technically complex as nBGS's --which is no slouch in the artist effects department -- but it doesn't matter. They're still good art, and lightyears ahead of a lot of more modern affects work, which often disregards many time-honored principles of visual art in favor of being able to model a zillion particles/shaded textured objects at once. Oh locus of interest, how I miss you sometimes. As for the original Terminator, it's got a few standout effects that hold up, like the robot-tank rolling over the pile of skulls in the flash-forward, and the scrolling-response Terminator-vision, which has held up to the point of being an oft-parodied mainstream cultural reference. Full disclosure: I like the stop-motion Terminator skeleton, and stop-motion animation in general. Old-school practical effects like that have their charm, and even outright advantages --like a palpable sense of weigh. Dannyalcatraz - FYI, there's a good documentary about Ray Harryhausen on Netflix, which showcases some really terrific effects work, stuff whose artistry will always keep them "relevant".

Friday, 6th December, 2013


Thursday, 5th December, 2013

  • 10:45 PM - innerdude mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post A Rift in Our Group - "Quickness" and "Deflection" Spells are Ruining Savage Worlds' Combat
    ...soured combat for me. I literally dread running combats with this character around. It becomes a tedious, boring affair of trying in vain to make the challenge interesting without literally wiping the floor with the rest of the party. Now major caveat here: the player in question is literally my best friend on the planet. We've known each other for 20 years. His contention to this point is that if I choose to house rule these spells (knowing that I will go bat-crap crazy if I don't), I'm essentially "ruining his fun," and negating all of his "hard work" to construct his character. In other words, rather than worrying about how this is not fun for me at all, or thinking of game balance, or the overall vibe at the table, he basically insists that I should be "rewarding" him for his "hard work" of rules mastery, where his idea of "reward" is easy encounters, so he can build up his loot stash to "buy epic gear." First of all, I am the least powergamer-y player I've ever played with. Dannyalcatraz once commented that he always gets comments like, "Nice gimped character you have there, buddy." I'm basically the same way. I simply don't give a rat's behind how combat capable my characters are. I enjoy RPGs for the world building, player and NPC interactions, and the occasional glimpse into real social and political commentary. And we're maybe 6 to 8 sessions away from the campaign's climax, but it's been so bad the last three sessions, that I honestly would rather end the campaign now than keep having to deal with this. So I pose to you the question, EnWorlders: Do I house rule these two spells to maintain my sanity, or do I simply deal with it for now, with the idea that the next time I run Savage Worlds I'll have the house rules already in place? I've already written out the house rules for the spells. Should I enforce them, but then give him the option to redesign his character around the changes? Simply play it as I've houseruled, without letting him make changes?

Wednesday, 20th November, 2013

  • 12:43 PM - Imaro mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Would Paizo Make a Better Steward for Our Hobby?
    In the context of "modelling your PC", I think a trap choice would be (say) a feat called Toughness that doesn't, in actual play, have the mechanical result of making your PC tough. Actually this is only considered a "trap" choice if you are playing a long-term campaign (in a one shot or short-term game it's not a bad feat to grab at all)... since it doesn't scale. However that seems to be more of a concern with optimization rather than, as @Dannyalcatraz pointed out, whether it makes your character tougher or not, because it does for all practical purposes do that. Further I think how you and a few other posters are presenting the "trap" choices argument is a mis-characterization of how 3.x was actually designed. In Monte Cook's essay on the matter he isn't saying that there are blatant trap choices, what he was commenting on was the fact that certain options were designed with specific circumstances in mind, (again using toughness as an example it is more beneficial for a first level wizard to take since it almost doubles his hit points or to be used in one-shot/short campaign) but the 3.x books didn't offer the necessary guidance to people in order for them to understand when certain options as opposed to others would be beneficial.

Thursday, 31st October, 2013


Tuesday, 29th October, 2013

  • 11:38 PM - Mercurius mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Gaming Dedication Likert Scale - How do you characterize yourself?
    @NotZenon , you can "unvote" and then re-vote, I think. Sounds like you are Serious in your heart, which is really what I was going after. Frequency of play is secondary to how much you'd like to play if you could. So for me, for instance, I would love to have a weekly game, but haven't played in about a year and when we start up again in January, it will be twice-monthly at most. But my heart wants 1/week. @Mallus , it definitely sounds like you're in the Very Serious category - similar to me, actually, although I evidently have a lot more books, probably due to my nasty materialist/collector gene ;). @Dannyalcatraz , I'm not buying the Very Serious ;-). You definitely seem in the diehard range, at least based upon that very good room and little hints dropped here and there (not to mention your 28,000 posts!). As I said in the OP, a diehard gamer might have other serious hobbies, but none surpass gaming - meaning, its up there with anything else. A Very Serious gamer loves gaming, but might have some hobby or art form they love even more, and their life might take them away from even thinking much about gaming for longish periods of time. Even the fact that you admit to "surviving" just a month away from gaming is telling (in a good way!) Of course you have the very right to characterize yourself - you just sound more Diehard than Very Serious to me.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013

  • 03:06 AM - TarionzCousin mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post All Dwarf Adventuring Party: Deathtongue
    I am running a Castles & Crusades version of White Plume Mountain. The PC's expect that other groups will be hired like they were: to find the legendary weapons. One of those groups has only Dwarves for its members: Deathtöngue! I think that they should all be dressed in studded leather or plate mail: essentially "heavy metal" armor. Think Judas Priest or GWAR. But I need names and descriptions. If you have ever wanted to create a rock and roll dwarf character, this is your chance. I'm looking at you, Dannyalcatraz!

Monday, 2nd September, 2013

  • 08:17 PM - Jacob Marley mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Are DMs the Swing Vote?
    I am curious to the reasons you have for not wanting to DM 4e when you like playing it as a player. Care to elaborate a little? :) I can't speak for Dannyalcatraz, but I hold the same position: I enjoyed playing 4th Edition, but not DMing it. The main reason being the familiarity I have with 3rd Edition. The knowledge base that I have developed after 13 years of playing 3rd Edition allows me to manipulate the system to achieve my desired outcome. In addition, I have a substantial database of characters, NPCs, Monsters, and numerous random tables specific to 3rd Edition. It would require too much time and energy to develop the same experience level and resources to run a 4th Edition game. At this stage in my life, I am not interested in putting forth the effort.


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Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

  • 08:49 PM - doctorbadwolf quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Favourite D&D edition that’s not 5E
    I suspect the lack of a visible edition war vs 5Ed may have as much to do with ENWorld policy against edition warring as anything else. I say that because I know there are PLENTY of people in my area not adopting the new edition. They’re griping, but not as much online. Twitter is also vastly more positive about 5e than it was about 4e. It's also more positive about 4e than it was several years ago, actually. Though they've proven futile, the point of them is to get a decent, official, Warlord in 5e - not warring against 5e. Right. Those threads are full of two kinds of people A. Those who like Warlords and 5e, and disagree with the statements sacrosanct quoted about why Warlords don't work or whatever. (seriously, there isn't any less a consensus amongst warlord fans than amongst paladin or ranger fans) 2. Thread crappers who have nothing useful to add to the thread, but instead just seem to want to crap on the thread premise, and every thought presented by those who are genuinely engaging ...
  • 06:02 PM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    No, we can’t turn those notifications off, AFAIK. https://i.imgur.com/9KozRJi.png
  • 03:41 PM - jayoungr quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    I don’t remember it in TOS, but seeding was definitely part of an episode in ST:TNG. Iirc it was the ssrgon body stealing episode and a discussion of Vulcan history *or* the Kirok and the asteroid one, or both. I re-watched TOS fairly recently. I don't remember it being in "Return to Tomorrow" (the Sargon body-stealing episode), but it was definitely in "The Paradise Syndrome" (the Kirok and the asteroid one).
  • 01:41 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Hypothesis confirmed. Post #13 quoted Post #12, and then I reported it. Everything got wiped. Thank you for checking this out, and finding out the cause! :)
  • 12:17 PM - Nagol quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Oh yeah, in case anyone gets any bright ideas: anyone caught abusing the report button while this bug is roaming free WILL be dealt with. I can see both advantage and disadvantages to my suggestion, but perhaps putting up one of those yellow alert everyone gets may be appropriate to both warn people about the problem and the repercussions of abusing it?
  • 11:03 AM - Morrus quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Morrus Umbran darjr I think I may have discovered the trigger for the posts disappearing: every one I know of that got blacked out was reported. Huh. Now that IS odd. What on Earth could cause that all of a sudden? The software hasn’t changed recently. I’m away until tomorrow night, but we might have to disable the post report button if it’s suddenly doing that. The software technically shouldn’t even *allow* a blank post, or one with less than (I think 3?) characters.
  • 09:42 AM - Zardnaar quoted Dannyalcatraz in post If there's one game where stat differences are justified, what game would that be?
    I can think of some female gamers* who care. * real-world ones This my wife doesn't want to play 1E RAW because of the gender limitations in it. She doesn't mind 2E or clones. I do not regard it as integral to 1E either. Even in 1E 18/00 is doable for very strong women IRL so it fails the realism test as well. I have never seen anyone legitimately roll 18/00 anyway.
  • 08:08 AM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post If there's one game where stat differences are justified, what game would that be?
  • 07:58 AM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Dude, I don’t know where you come from or where else you post/lurk, but what you think is going on here simply isn’t happening. Here’s another way I can tell you it’s a glitch, not an intention act: if a mod goes into a post to edit it, the system automatically leaves a note saying who edited it and when, just like you will find at the bottom of the note I copypasted from the bottom of your post you recently restored: Or the note that just appeared in your response above, or now in my post. Those notes won’t appear in an edit screen, either, so cannot be removed. And those doesn't appear when admins or mods don't want them to appear. Also why was my post up for ~10mins before it went down? About the same time one needs to read it through and make delete. Yes. Those edit notes come up when us mere mortals do something ... but moderation can be done with out trace. You can just wipe the content and that's it. I've been around and seen this thing happen not only nowadays but back in 90's as well...
  • 07:04 AM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Trust me, that is NOT what is happening. No. Not really. Occam’s Razor. Someone is butthurt and has the powers. see below:
  • 06:40 AM - acpitz 1 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Blanking out posts isn’t the style of any mod I know. If a post is going to be completely eliminated, it will be completely eliminated- including the poster ID and positive. It would be as if the post never occurred (except for any quotes of it). If text were simply being removed, there would be a Mod note telling everyone WHY...typically in red text. Things change. And some people can't handle the powers ... EDIT: can -> can't

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

  • 05:36 AM - Tony Vargas quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Favourite D&D edition that’s not 5E
    I suspect the lack of a visible edition war vs 5Ed may have as much to do with ENWorld policy against edition warring as anything else. I say that because I know there are PLENTY of people in my area not adopting the new edition. They’re griping, but not as much online. There's always griping, of course, merely not adopting is a live-and-let-live 'rejection' of a new ed, if that's as far as it goes.. But, CoC notwithstanding, there was lots of edition warring here - and it's not exactly entirely gone, either. Look at how quickly 4e leading in even a trivial little poll like this drew the attacks.

Monday, 20th May, 2019

  • 11:11 AM - Scott DeWar quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    My car had been making some unusual noises today on the way to church. I figured I’d take it to the garage Monday morning. Well... I’m currently sitting in the back seat of my car at that garage, which is closed. Had to have my car towed here when it utterly died at an intersection. Even my hazard lights were nonfunctional. Probably the alternator. Bonus: Mom’s car was going to be towed to the dealership in the next day or so because it’s been eating batteries, and has been dead about a month. My brother-in-law had the battery eating mimic problem years back. We showered it with fireballs. turned out to be bad diode in the alternator.

Friday, 17th May, 2019

  • 11:37 PM - practicalm quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Games That Changed How We Play
    Champions (aka HERO) was among the first, if not actually being first. Might be Tunnels and Trolls. I cannot remember if there were classes.
  • 02:56 PM - Umbran quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    Immaterial (no pun intended)- the CF spell just needs ruby dust, not ruby gems. Yep. I'm just talking about the Fabricate spell, and what it could accomplish. Making perfect crystals from dust does not seem to be its purview. And ruby itself comes in many grades. Yes. Spell components, in general, speak to gold piece value, rather than weight or size. Effectively, the spell component needs *value attributed by people* to be used, which is interesting and appropriate for magic.
  • 01:12 PM - Mad_Jack quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    As I watched that video, I kept thinking about 2 things: 1) although I like him, I have always had a problem with Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, because of all the amount of hands-on engineering and science innovation he’d have to do to get his web shooters to work. (Not to mention, sophisticated sewing skills.) And this girl’s apartment is a perfect illustration of the issue: it’s full of gear and power tools. Parker would have needed at least as much, plus unfettered access to a chem lab, and there’s no evidence in the comics he had either, much less both. A relationship with Tony Stark or other Marvel Comics technocrat- as hinted at in the MCU- makes much more sense. 2) boobs 1) The short hand-wavy version from the comics is that Parker did all of his engineering and construction at his high school, which could (however unlikely) theoretically have a good enough machine shop and chemistry lab to make the shooters and webbing, considering the fact that Parker is a genius. Now, how the ...
  • 02:20 AM - Umbran quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    I would say if you could use Fabricate to make a ball of wood from sawdust, you could make a marble of ruby from ruby dust. Note: "the quality of objects made by the spell is commensurate with the quality of the raw materials." Is sawdust high quality wood? No. That says to me that if you use sawdust, you're goign to end up... with the equivalent of modern compressed fiberboard, like used in lots of IKEA furniture. Do that with ruby dust.. you get this cloudy ball of compressed bits, not a single flawless crystal.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019

  • 11:54 PM - Oofta quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    Yeah, I figured I should include the 5Ed version, just in case. I would suspect- from the examples given- that Fabricate works on more than one material at a time. Clothes are made with more than wool or cotton, for example, because of the dyes and threads. Though it’s possible to build bridges with just wood, usually there is use of metal nails and/or rope. Nails in construction is actually a fairly recent development, a lot of construction was timber framing, basically building with joints and pegs. As far as clothing, who says you can't have pre-died items or simply undied? If you're making cloth, why do you need thread. Even if you need thread, what's wrong with making thread out of the same material as the cloth? Like a lot of things in D&D there's a lot of leeway and interpretations of how things work, so do what makes sense to you of course.
  • 08:44 PM - S'mon quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    Yeah, I figured I should include the 5Ed version, just in case. I would suspect- from the examples given- that Fabricate works on more than one material at a time. Clothes are made with more than wool or cotton, for example, because of the dyes and threads. Though it’s possible to build bridges with just wood, usually there is use of metal nails and/or rope. Oh definitely. If you have the materials you can make the product (if you have the skill).
  • 08:41 AM - S'mon quoted Dannyalcatraz in post The economics of Continual flame
    Hmmm...The 3.5Ed version: Sorry I was going by the 5e version, like most people I keep forgetting about the merged boards. (edit) Both versions say "Product" though the 5e examples make it clearer..


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