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    Today, 02:24 AM
    Maxim Dadashev has died. https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/27244105/boxer-dadashev-dies-friday-fight-injuries
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    Lakes of Death On land: ...and underwater!
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    and if you're going to quote yourself do it correctly because you said I named three movies that were original and you dismissed them despite them fitting the criteria that you originally posted. It wasn't till later that you started adding words like "blockbuster" etc
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    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    actually, on the last episode, when they get to the Orville, Seth tries to open the door and does the Pickle joke for the new security chief, bringing us full circle.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    1) you’ve got some formatting in your post that renders it virtually invisible to some. See here for why and how to fix it. https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?348563-Dark-Text-on-a-Dark-Background-Tutorial 2) I can only find one post by Tebryn14 on this site. If it was here, it isn’t anymore. Was it on another site, perhaps?
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    Yesterday, 09:33 AM
    I’m thinking mind-altering chemicals exuded from the amphibian’s skin- a la the Colorado River toad, a.k.a. the Sonoran Desert toad- might help the process along. In addition, your description of the breeding process indicates to me your creatures may be distantly related to- or convergently evolving towards- slaad.
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    Yesterday, 07:14 AM
    Step 1: Step 2 was me posting the fact that all three of those new IPs all made money. Step 3: When they are not indy type movies. EDIT:And it's a fact that historically, Horror has always preformed well with New IPs (more or less),maybe not billion dollars like you want,but clearly enough for the studios to keep paying for them to be made. And let's be honest straight up horror...
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    Yesterday, 05:03 AM
    Perhaps. I recall that conversation, and probably weighed in on the “not gonna pay for it” side. Still, it IS a skill. And not everyone can develop it. Maybe it took time for the hobby to grow big enough that the % of hobbyist GMs was too small to support the number of players looking for games. OTOH, I have never seen a listing requesting or advertising a pro GM.
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    Yesterday, 04:08 AM
    The TRAPPIST-1 star system A system of 7 planets orbiting a dwarf star, many capable of potentially harboring life. One scientist studying this system realized that the planets orbits were stable despite their proximity to each other because their gravitational fields were resonating with each other. With this in mind, he sped their orbits up by orders of magnitude so that each planet’s...
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    Yesterday, 02:41 AM
    You might like reading House of Leaves before writing that adventure!
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    Yesterday, 01:31 AM
    Robert Morgenthau has died. https://www.npr.org/2019/07/22/744147819/as-manhattan-da-morgenthau-pursued-drug-dealers-and-crooked-banks-alike
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    Yesterday, 01:30 AM
    Chris Kraft has died. https://www.npr.org/2019/07/22/509400570/chris-kraft-one-of-the-architects-of-the-u-s-space-program-dies-at-95
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    Yesterday, 01:25 AM
    frasina92 Your post is virtually invisible to some. Here’s why, and how to fix it. https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?348563-Dark-Text-on-a-Dark-Background-Tutorial
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    Yesterday, 01:22 AM
    The BTW, some of those silos have been made into pools. With a good water filtration system, I could see a silo home with its own freshwater lake stocked with edible fish...
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    Yesterday, 01:20 AM
    I didn't realize that ‎New Line Cinema was indy (Curse of La Llorona) or Paramount Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures (also known as dB Pictures they did the Transformers movies) (Pet Cemetery) or Columbia Pictures/Original Film are indy (they did Escape room) and Us was done by Perfect World Pictures/Universal Pictures. so exactly what do you mean by indy type? Because wiki says "An...
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    Yesterday, 12:45 AM
    Art Neville has died. https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/keith_spera/article_4059d432-ac9f-11e9-9615-9f5f01d9ebd6.html
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    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    Chinese Ghost Cities
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    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    Ciudad Real Central Airport
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    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    Abandoned/Zombie Shopping Malls (Lots or similar places abound, with vids on YouTube.)
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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 04:57 PM
    Yeah, I’m digging it & sigging it!
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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 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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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 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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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 09:14 AM
    Winchester Mystery House
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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 08:43 AM
    Ilha da Queimada Grande (“Snake Island”), Brazil: (I bet this is St. Patrick ‘s fault.)
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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 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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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 04:28 AM
    Glass Beach, Hawaii: Glass Beach, California: Glass Beach, Russia See also Florida, Oregon, Bermuda and so forth.
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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 04:21 AM
    IM Power Station Cooling Tower (abandoned) in Charleroi, Belgium.
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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 04:17 AM
    The now abandoned Kelenföld Electric Power Plant in Budapest, Hungary:
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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 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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    Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 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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Tuesday, 24th October, 2017

  • 11:48 PM - DeJoker mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Thoughts on this article about Black Culture & the D&D team dropping the ball?
    ...and interestingly blind to the views of your own sub-group but that is not all that surprising I have met individuals like you before and I acknowledge that not everyone even those that belong to said groups are even fully aware of what some of their own groups find offensive. Rather sad though. As for what terms I was referring to -- actually all and every one of them -- however I see no need to waste my time voicing them all to a group of individuals that obviously only surfacely care about racism to just prove a point -- I mean you are either aware or you are not -- and if you are not it is most likely because you choose not to be as this group in general (and yet mind you not all -- it should be fairly obvious to whom I am referring to) has made self-evident. If those here are an indication of the personalities associated with that article then I am definitely glad that I did not do more than gloss read as it probably would have made me ill trying to digest such garbage. Oh Dannyalcatraz please do me the favor of blocking me -- I would have simply blocked you but you seem to hold an ill placed position of authority here and as such I am not allowed to block you. May you and your compatriots enjoy your false stand of whatever you want to call it because it is pretty obvious that it is based on a lies

Monday, 23rd October, 2017

  • 10:13 PM - lowkey13 mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Thoughts on this article about Black Culture & the D&D team dropping the ball?
    ...don't care. I'm not which is worse, but I will assume in good-faith that you lack self-awareness. So I will put this to you in the most basic terms possible. After the issue of, loosely paraphrased, "I can ignore any possible critique if there isn't a solution with it," was already briefly raised, and rubbished, in these comments, you raised it again. Of course, you have managed to continually switch the issue of what is being discussed, since it is self-evident that is an absurd position. No one disagrees that solutions are awesome; instead, the point is that criticism is something that is orthogonal to a solution. So, as I first put in the list of examples which are similar to what is at issue, no one expects a reviewer, or a critic, to "have a solution," to something they point out. If someone doesn't like all the lens flares in J. J. Abrams' work, they don't have to volunteer to be his cinematographer. Moreover, your point regarding business doesn't make sense. No one (neither Dannyalcatraz nor I) was saying this was a business; you were. Instead, we were simply noting that in a business, consumer and employee (and, for that matter, all stakeholder) complaints are taken seriously. And no, compliance with federal, state, and local law is not necessarily a human resources issue; I understand your confusion with the initial reference to "hostile work environment," but this would be just as applicable to someone claiming that the machines seemed too pointy (OSHA) or that sensors were miscalibrated (federal and state environmental). Now you seem to have some bizarre notion that this has to be a "product or process issue." Which has nothing to do with the OP, but again is completely wrong. If an employee tells the employer, "Line 20 is 20% slower than the rest," does the employer say, "Dude. You didn't give me a solution. So that doesn't count. Suck it up, whiny buttercup, because I don't care about my profits. I only care about DeJoker's theoretical rules on the internet for...

Friday, 20th October, 2017


Saturday, 7th October, 2017

  • 03:35 AM - Xaelvaen mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Campaign Worlds Input
    @Dannyalcatraz: I definitely like some of the 'taglines' from your campaign nutshell post, especially Scourge of the Burning Sky - Thanks! @Saelorn: I've briefly perused the Blue Rose hardback - a friend of mine had it ages ago, but never got to the meat of it. Now that you've reminded me of it, quite a good time to read deeper. Will definitely look at Zir'an as well - we did a Homebrew FFVII-like world a few years back, and that sounds right up our alley - thank you!

Saturday, 26th August, 2017

  • 08:58 PM - Lanefan mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post New D&D Survey
    A feudal Japan-influenced Dragonlance would be a very interesting concept if you ask me . . .OK, now there just has to be a song in there somewhere about the Samurai Kender...where's Dannyalcatraz when you need him? :)

Saturday, 22nd July, 2017

  • 02:32 AM - MoonSong mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Mearls on other settings
    I'd point out that since virtually every single WotC setting has been mentioned by name in the PHB/DMG, Trademark loss isn't really an issue. All they have to do is keep using examples from various settings in the splat books and they keep trademark. They don't have to actually produce a setting in order to keep it. Not so sure if these are enough, do they count if they aren't identifying the product? And the logos themselves could be lost Dannyalcatraz can you help?

Sunday, 9th July, 2017


Thursday, 1st June, 2017

  • 12:23 AM - Lanefan mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post So long and thanks for all the fish!
    So, to sum up: Hermione's out growing crops. Most of the rest of the party is about to be slaughtered by the Mul of kin Tyr. Or be sung at by Paul McCartney. Whichever. And Dannyalcatraz is wielding a great big end-of-threadhammer over everone's heads. Yeah, good times good times...

Thursday, 13th April, 2017

  • 07:44 PM - Oofta mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Wherein we discuss spells and other magical things.
    Dannyalcatraz, after all of this we agree that it is the sphere that stops movement of physical objects, whether those objects are inside or outside the sphere. Someone falling from 60 ft, is also falling at around 30 mph. The energy - the momentum - gained in the fall is provided by the gravitational force. If not in a sphere, the person will be stopped by the ground. Going from 30 mph to 0 in a few milliseconds causes 6d6 damage. If the same person is in a sphere, they still go from 30 mph to 0 in a few milliseconds when the sphere stops moving. Why would they not take 6d6 damage? The opposing force is not coming from the ground, it's coming from the magic of the sphere. No "damaging energy" originated from outside the sphere, the gravitational energy was slowly (and harmlessly) transformed into momentum. The opposing force acting on the occupant causing the change of velocity is not exterior to the sphere, it is the sphere. If you want to rule that the occupant could not gain mome...

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017


Sunday, 29th January, 2017

  • 12:46 AM - Lanefan mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Naval Combat?
    And how did he manage to not be ripped to shreds by grape/canister (alternatively arrows) before getting into range?You're assuming the target vessels were armed. But, if they were, he had a device of invisibility... And, as Dannyalcatraz points out, hitting a small fast-ish target with a cannon or ballista is much harder than hitting a big slow-ish target such as another ship. Lan-"the Dwarven word for 'boat' in my game is the same as the Dwarven word for 'vomit'"-efan

Thursday, 19th January, 2017


Saturday, 14th January, 2017


Sunday, 8th January, 2017

  • 02:10 AM - SkidAce mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Quasi Magical Nukes?
    Don't forget structural damage. I would use high level spell analogues; Instantaneous Sphere of Annihilation at ground zero (thousands of feet) Radiant damage (sunburst?) 1st mile out Firestorm next mile radius ...with lingering necrotic from ground zero to full radius... There is plenty of info on the affects of such weapons, to give you an idea of the size. However, in game terms Dannyalcatraz is correct, you can story/rp/handwave most of it. Perhaps give some lingering necrotic that can't be cured and uses a disease track with a high DC to survive the stages and get better, if you want survivors to deal with the after affects.

Sunday, 30th October, 2016

  • 06:03 PM - pdzoch mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Who plays multiple Sword and Sorcery RPGs?
    Dannyalcatraz, I see you listed a whole slew of them. Have you played in long running campaigns in multiple systems at the same time? What drew you to trying out the other games over your favorite (don't worry, I won't ask which is your favorite)?

Thursday, 20th October, 2016


Sunday, 16th October, 2016

  • 02:37 AM - Rune mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post We need help with spam banning
    Dannyalcatraz, how much of your time would you say you spend banning bots? In a day, for instance?
  • 12:33 AM - Morrus mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post We need help with spam banning
    Spambots these days are usually a step ahead of whatever automated features get developed to block them. Half the time, they simply outsource human verification to large rooms of people who simply solve Catchpas, answer human verification questions, or solve little puzzles all day. The only definite defence is to (a) not get noticed and added to the spammers lists [too late for us!]; or (b) have robust and constant human monitoring 24/7 to catch, delete, and ban them. Our primary spambuster, Dannyalcatraz, does a wonderful job. But there are 24 time zones on this little planet of ours, and people have jobs and families. So what's needed is a team of spambusters covering the whole day. If you are on EN World a lot, we would love your help. I'd like to give a few trusted people the ability to spamban. This is a fairly powerful ability - in one click it bans someone, deletes everything they ever did, and reports their IP to an international spam database, effectively banning them from forums worldwide who use that database. So you have to be sure it's a spambot you're hitting. Anyone up for helping us with this? It just means using the boards as you usually would, but when you see a spambot, you spamban it.

Monday, 25th April, 2016

  • 06:31 AM - Celebrim mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post Issues that might arise from a "core book only" 3.5 campaign and possible fixes?
    Dannyalcatraz: I don't at all disagree that there are a lot of solid concepts that the core books don't support well that perhaps there should be support for. I'm just not at all sure that the particular way the splat books go about it is the best way to go about it. Lets say we decide that we want to make the ability to channel divine power more generally useful in cases where there aren't undead around, and that we want to support different thematic uses of divine power depending on the character concept. That's sounds good, and I agree that in theory that could help 1/2 casters more than full casters. So lets say we decide that it's a fair price to pay one feat to get the ability to turn one turning attempt into the equivalent of a 1st level spell. Well, right off the bat, that's a better feat than just about any non-caster feat as it is. Spend one feat to get to get 6-8 additional 1st level spell slots? Yes, please! That's an awesome feat, even if it is restricted to a single spell a...

Sunday, 10th April, 2016

  • 07:20 PM - Libramarian mentioned Dannyalcatraz in post We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop
    Can't see the last page of posts for some reason... Why are you so dismissive? I mean, really -- if you think this is beneath your "give a damn" threshold, why bother to comment, if not to signal that you hold the entire topic in derision? That wasn't my only comment in the thread -- remember earlier I said your idea of a zero discretion harassment policy was dumb and you appear to have a superiority complex over other gamers. I'm not dismissive of the harassment of gamers who are women. I just want to take a solution focused approach. I'm tired of the self-castigation and politicizing. I mean we're talking about harassment here! This shouldn't be a culture war battleground. I'd like to read an article about venue security by Dannyalcatraz, since he actually knows what he's talking about.


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Thursday, 20th June, 2019

  • 12:45 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Formatting- Quotes Not Coming Out Correctly
    Has this gotten sorted yet? Sorta? If I remember to always quote as "plain text" then yes. Has this gotten sorted yet? Has this gotten sorted yet? Has this gotten sorted yet? Has this gotten sorted yet? See.... if I just copy and paste from someone else, it doesn't show up for people running the legacy scheme. I'm not running anything fancy either when I'm doing it- just Win10/Chrome. And it's just cutting and pasting.

Monday, 17th June, 2019


Friday, 14th June, 2019

  • 07:21 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Formatting- Quotes Not Coming Out Correctly
    That’s odd. Yeah. I got nothing at this point. I will say that when I do a regular cut and paste from certain comments, the text I paste has a weird semi-border around it which is barely visible. Like this- Strangely, I just use the website. Nothing fancy. Strangely, I just use the website. Nothing fancy. Not sure if there is a difference with putting it in quotes- Strangely, I just use the website. Nothing fancy. Strangely, I just use the website. Nothing fancy. I'll just hop over to legacy view ....
  • 05:22 PM - Nutation quoted Dannyalcatraz in post [JOKE] Paraprosdokians
    And of course, the old classic from Uncle Miltie: “Take my wife...please!” Henny Youngman, the classic one-liner.
  • 12:05 PM - Morrus quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Upgraded to https! Please report bugs!
    So you see the image? All I see is the https code and the IMG tags, in brackets. Yep! 107042

Thursday, 13th June, 2019

  • 09:37 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Formatting- Quotes Not Coming Out Correctly
    I’m using the black background. Okay, but WHY are my quotes doing that? :) And why can't I see it in my editing window?
  • 09:07 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Formatting- Quotes Not Coming Out Correctly
    When you quote a post, any quotes embedded within it do not appear within the body of the quoted post. Okay. But what about the whole AC/DC thing going on (Back in Black?).
  • 07:45 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Formatting- Quotes Not Coming Out Correctly
    Color formatting is the problem in some way. I can see the quote exists, but the formatting makes it invisible. Not to add to the mystery, but- 1. I use a white background. So I wouldn't see a problem. It appears that Manbearcat (and you, maybe?) use black ones. 2. However ..... what happened when you quoted my post? Shouldn't your quote of my entire post have caused the text to pop back out, at least on my screen? When I saw you quoting me, the quote was gone. Do you know what I'm saying?
  • 07:41 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Formatting- Quotes Not Coming Out Correctly
    Color formatting is the problem in some way. I can see the quote exists, but the formatting makes it invisible. The former. my color scheme is default text on black background of that helps (I’m computer incompetent so that is the best I got). Weird. Well, when I go to edit it, it doesn't show as being formatted to a particular color?????
  • 06:54 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Formatting- Quotes Not Coming Out Correctly
    Interesting. When I went back to your quote and looked in your post using the .edit feature, I could plainly see the color control had been formatted in, namely “COLOR=#333333”, right after the “QUOTE”. Can you not see that? No. Everything looks absolutely normal to me.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

  • 07:28 PM - lowkey13 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Why are we okay with violence in RPGs?
    Your quote is blacked out. Here’s why, and how to fix it. Someone else just told me that my quote is blacked out on a different thread.... I don't see your fix??????
  • 09:23 AM - Tonguez quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Why are we okay with violence in RPGs?
    Never played it, seen it, nor heard of it, to the best of my recollection. The devil, as always, is in the details. A simulationist version of it would be extremely difficult to design...and probably enjoy. (But might work just fine as a boardgame.) I dunno, I spent hours playing both Sim Ant and Pandemic. I'd suspect a plant/forest simulator would play similar to pandemic coopting the mycellium networks for love and lemons. Anyway as a indigenous minority in a former British colony, I've always been acutely aware of the 'problem of DnDs' fantasy foundations essentially being the glory of Europe and Empire over the 'savage other' (ie Orcs, goblins). Its probably what pushed me more towards playing non-human characters (half orcs, gnomes) in non-combat orientated classes (thief-acrobats, alchemist, clerics) or monk-assassins (strike back at the establishment!!). That said a bit of violent play isnt so bad, especially if put into a justifiable context (killing zombies and soulsuck...
  • 08:27 AM - Riley37 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Why are we okay with violence in RPGs?
    Theoretically, someone could do nonviolent RPGs based on being successful stock brokers, venture capitalists, rival art schools, or plants seeking nutrients in a certain strip of land. I've played Fiasco once, at a convention. No fight scenes, no chase scenes. Conflict, but at other levels. I suspect that we actually *could* use the Fiasco rules set for a fun session about rival venture capitalists (some of us cutting more corners than others). IMO a game of plants competing for nutrients - or perhaps exchanging nutrients sometimes, via interconnected root systems - would require difficult role-playing expression for those of us without lived experience as plants; but if we were willing to employ Pixar levels of anthropomorphosis, it could be both engaging and hilarious.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

  • 01:54 PM - billd91 quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Players 'distressed' by gang-rape role-playing game
    To use one offered example, the Central Park 5 were eventually exonerated and awarded a multimillion dollar settlement. And, as I recall, a second one as well as more facts came forward. (OTOH, the person who took out a full page ad in the NYT calling for their execution has never apologized.) Were they made whole? Could they return to their previous normal lives? Of course not. The bell, rung, cannot be unrung. But they were given the apology (most) of society could give them. They are free to find their new normal, if they can. That's partly my point - there's no redress, no proportionality you can extract from the mob. The Central Park 5 were able to obtain some redress because there are mechanisms in place that can allow for that (though even the appellate courts had failed them), specifically, there was some entity they could legitimately sue. We'll see if Frog God Games is successful in the suit they've filed.
  • 12:12 PM - Bedrockgames quoted Dannyalcatraz in post Players 'distressed' by gang-rape role-playing game
    Hold yourself to that standard of "details matter"; read exact phrasing, in context; and THEN tell us exactly where you see which gamers defending 'mob mentality', on what basis. Fair enough, I missed the quotations (though in fairness I am not writing a news article :)). But, and not picking on Danny here because I find him to be one of the most reasonable posters in these discussions, but here is one example that to me seems to be defending mob mentality (it was in response to a poster arguing that public shaming is a problem): While simultaneously, a tool that has proven efficacious should not be summarily dismissed because some innocent people get damaged by it on occasion. As with many things in life, nothing is perfect- it’s a balancing act. There have definitely been defenses of shunning and shaming, and using the power of social media to do so here I think. And I do think it isn't inaccurate to call this reaction an internet mob reaction. It is occurring on threads like this, facebook, a...

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