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Saturday, 24th March, 2018

  • 09:46 PM - Charlaquin quoted Elodan in post Game Modes, Bestiaries, and Death in Pathfinder 2nd Edition
    Is there any reason they need to call the move action stride and the attack action strike aside from alliteration? It just irks me for some reason. Still interested to see where PF2 is going. To eliminate lunguistic ambiguity. This is a big problem in, for example 5e, where taking the Attack Action allows you to make one or more attacks, and some abilities trigger when you make an attack, while others trigger when you take the Attack Action. By calling the Action “Strike” and leaving the roll a Strike allow you to make an “Attack” it becomes much clearer which is which.
  • 05:09 PM - quoted Elodan in post Game Modes, Bestiaries, and Death in Pathfinder 2nd Edition
    Is there any reason they need to call the move action stride and the attack action strike aside from alliteration? It just irks me for some reason. Still interested to see where PF2 is going. Probably for the same reason that MTG started calling the play area "The Battlefield", cards that were removed from game "Exiled". It can be a little weird at first, but it REALLY goes a long way to clean up the language and help people understand what parts of the game they're talking about. It can also avoid many of the "common language" issues that 5E has had.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2018

  • 05:12 PM - CapnZapp quoted Elodan in post Leveling Up
    I 'm guessing that class abilities are now class feats. They really need a better term than "feats"

Friday, 27th October, 2017

  • 12:24 AM - DaveMage quoted Elodan in post Harassment At PaizoCon 2017
    No worries. I was just trying pointing out FFG's response to the timing of the ad. I try to follow the old adage "never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." My real question is when did Matt and the rest of the Frogs know about the incident. It's possible (however slight) they didn't know about the incident until it came out this week. I just hate painting everyone in the company the same just because one guy decided to be a despicable jackass. I hope they handle things correctly. If not, I'm sure another company will appreciate my gaming dollars. IIRC, they knew back in July. I think most of us here didn't know about it until this week. So disappointing.

Thursday, 26th October, 2017

  • 06:35 AM - Obryn quoted Elodan in post Harassment At PaizoCon 2017
    According to Matt Finch of Frog God Games, the timing of the ad was a messed up coincidence. https://www.froggodgames.com/forum/response-frog-god-games-events-social-media Honestly, I'm not buying this excuse. It's too on-point, and doesn't make much sense in any other context. Hiya! then it doesn't matter as nothing will "be done" about it other than online platitudes and virtue signaling by some. Want to really make people think twice about drinking themselves stupid and aggressively pursuing someone? Take them to court. Otherwise.... "...sigh..." (1) The accusation of 'virtue signaling' is basically saying the other person isn't sincere in their beliefs and is just pretending to give a rat's ass about topics that they claim are important to them. Or, that they're not arguing in good faith. Basically, that they are a liar and showing off for their friends. And that's a heaping pile of crap. Maybe you don't intend to be saying that, but that's what you're saying. (2) See this thr...
  • 02:59 AM - kenmarable quoted Elodan in post Harassment At PaizoCon 2017
    According to Matt Finch of Frog God Games, the timing of the ad was a messed up coincidence. https://www.froggodgames.com/forum/response-frog-god-games-events-social-media Waiting to see what Paizo and Frog God actually do about this before adding them to my do not buy list, but am so far disappointed by the lack of more forthcoming responses to this. Even if it was a coincidence in timing, I doubt the ad was created and scheduled 5 months ago before PaizoCon. So even after this incident happened, and there was a formal report against Bill, and an internal investigation involving the partners of the company - they still felt it was something to make a joke about. So, maybe the timing was terribly coincidental. That doesn’t change the fact that they still “took this seriously” with an internal investigation... and then still decided to make this joke. Edit to add: However, I don’t mean to sound like I’m jumping on you. It’s more aimed at them for claiming it was just a bad coinci...
  • 02:57 AM - Elf_flambe quoted Elodan in post Harassment At PaizoCon 2017
    According to Matt Finch of Frog God Games, the timing of the ad was a messed up coincidence. https://www.froggodgames.com/forum/response-frog-god-games-events-social-media Waiting to see what Paizo and Frog God actually do about this before adding them to my do not buy list, but am so far disappointed by the lack of more forthcoming responses to this. Yes, I read Matt's statement, and hoped that meant they were doing things behind-the-scenes to address Bill's behavior. But now that I actually see the "ad", it seems more like a middle finger to the industry and those taking Bill to task for his actions. And if it's an ad, what is it advertising? I see no product or campaign mentioned. All I see is Bill saying, "Don't mess with me -- I'll do what I want". So calling it an ad would be disingenuous on Matt's part, at best. And that puts a whole different spin on things. Doesn't mean I'm ready to march on FG HQ with flaming torches, but it does make me reevaluate whether I want to back their Ra...

Monday, 24th July, 2017

  • 11:42 PM - Morrus quoted Elodan in post Discovery Trailer
    Looks good but not good enough to buy into yet another streaming service. There's an easier way! Rather than paying $5 or whatever for a Star Trek series, you could move to any other country (except Canada) and watch it on Netflix. Yes, I'm mildly gloating. It's rare that things are better for us than for you. :)

Friday, 2nd June, 2017

  • 08:42 PM - Blue quoted Elodan in post What are you reading [Jun 2017]?
    I read Bound by Benedict Jacka (the 8th Alex Verus novel). Another good read. While there's a lot happening, it sometimes feels like the story isn't moving forward. These is supposed to be the penultimate book in the series, and it feels like there's two or three more novels worth of materials to go. I read Bound just recently and enjoyed it - I think the last two delivered a good "buy the next book now" ending without compromising the rest of the book that works well in a series. That said, I never would have guessed this to the the last-book-but-one. At the pace they have been going, this is just getting into the thick of it. Now they are poised for bigger issue, and but they need to have a grand I-been-manipulated-by-Richard book ending before they close up the series. I'm with you I would expect, at minimum, 2-3 more books in the series. That's ... somewhat disappointing to know.

Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017

  • 01:02 AM - Blue quoted Elodan in post What are you reading [May 2017]?
    Will be reading the short stories in the book and then moving on to Bound by Benedict Jacka (the 8th Alex Verus novel). I'm on the 6th Alex Verus and have 7 & 8 sitting over there taunting me.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017

  • 07:29 PM - Blue quoted Elodan in post What are you reading [Apr 2017]?
    I usually read a RPG or SQL / Database development book at the same time (these are downstairs reading whereas novels are upstairs reading). Trying to pick what's next from a fairly large pile of each. O'Reilly. Always O'Reilly. ;)

Sunday, 1st May, 2016

  • 05:05 PM - Water Bob quoted Elodan in post Old Marvel Star Wars Awesome
    I didn't read most of your post as I don't want to be spoiler but was wonder if you picked up Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Volume 1 and your thoughts on it. Thanks. Yeah, please! Don't spoiler me! What I'm reading is the older Dark Horse omnibuses. Specifically, this one.... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uzmeNG%2BqL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg As far as The Old Republic book you ask about, I have the ten Dark Horse trade paperbacks, and I haven't dug into that mammoth story yet. I know many think it's some of the best Star Wars story telling out there, but they said that about the X-Wing Rouge Squadron series, too. And, I can't say that I was that impressed with the Rogue Squadron tales (I've read two of the three omnibuses). I've flipped through The Old Republic books, though, and it seems to have a light, comical tone--maybe that's only at the beginning. I won't really know until I've read it. I like the plot, though. A scre...

Sunday, 10th April, 2016

  • 08:58 PM - Tonguez quoted Elodan in post Rogue One trailer
    When you're trying to infiltrate the Empire which is pretty much anti-anything-not-human, it makes sense that your team would be mostly, if not all, humans. Yes that makes sense. Although the New Hope did it with a Wookie and two droids
  • 07:47 PM - hamishspence quoted Elodan in post Rogue One trailer
    When you're trying to infiltrate the Empire which is pretty much anti-anything-not-human, it makes sense that your team would be mostly, if not all, humans. The newcanon Empire is somewhat less anti-alien than the old one. The Grand Vizier is an alien, every Inquisitor so far has been an alien, etc.

Monday, 7th March, 2016

  • 12:13 AM - GX.Sigma quoted Elodan in post CURSE OF STRAHD Is Out Today (In Some Stores)
    Can you clarify what you mean by "...The format is as obnoxious as ever..."? Thanks. OK, you asked for it. I believe the traditional adventure format is outdated, inefficient, and not terribly helpful for DMs who actually want to run the adventure. By "format" I mostly mean information design. An adventure module is an intricate tool for a difficult job (help the DM run this adventure for a group of players), and the way the information is physically arranged on the pages can greatly help or hinder this task. For example, take a typical small dungeon, with a map and a key with some room descriptions. In a WotC adventure, each room description will have a big block of read-aloud text and a big block of descriptive text, and will probably take up a few inches of page space. So the key always takes up multiple pages, even if there's not much going on in the dungeon. Those pages are arranged carelessly, with room descriptions being broken up across page turns and column breaks, major sections ...

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Sunday, 6th September, 2015

  • 07:48 PM - delericho quoted Elodan in post [Sept 2015] What Are You Reading?
    About to start the Pathfinder novel Reign of Stars by Tim Pratt. Picked up a bunch on Kindle that were on sale. Used to subscribe but Ed Greenwood's novel turned my off of that, so now I pick and choose. Greenwood's novel is the only real stinker I've seen in the series. The rest have all been pretty decent (for game-related fiction, anyway). If you haven't tried them, James Sutter's two novels and "Pirate's Promise" are probably the best to date. At the bookstore the Shakespeare does Star Wars books caught my eye, are they any good (if you're not a huge fan of reading Olde Englishe)? I enjoyed them. Oddly enough, I thought "The Phantom of Menace" was the best thus far.
  • 06:16 PM - quoted Elodan in post Worth upgrading from PS3 to PS4 (or XB1)?
    Currently have a PS3 that I'm happy with. Not a hard-core gamer, I generally play Lego, RPGs and the occasional FPS type of game. I may go weeks without playing a video game. I do use it a lot as a media device, such as playing blu-rays as well as connecting to Netflix, Amazon Prime and others. I would be looking real hard if before move "up". I faced this not too long ago when my original Xbox360 died again and I decided I did not want to have the RRD fixed (it was original - so tiny hard drive). Xbone had been out about 8 months at the time. I decided against it and got a large capacity X360. My reasons were 1. No backwards capability to 360 games. They finally announced that will be an option but that is now too late. I am not up on how robust this will be. That was an issue then as I had a number of games I had not gotten to (from Xmas, birthday, etc). If it had been fully backward compatible I probably would have just gone to Xbone. 2. Seems like the games are moving to a h...

Wednesday, 5th August, 2015

  • 08:18 PM - MechaPilot quoted Elodan in post As an "adult" do you watch cartoons by choice?
    Sure, animated moved too. I think the only Pixar film I haven't seen is Up. I've never seen Up either, but I've heard that the first 10 minutes of that film is one of the saddest most heartbreaking parts of any modern cartoon or children's film.


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