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  1. I have no clue about the tax rules on that kind...

    I have no clue about the tax rules on that kind of thing. It can’t hurt, though.
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    Is it? So much for that game.

    Is it? So much for that game.
  3. 3.X: Feats opening up PC design flexibility,...

    3.X: Feats opening up PC design flexibility, liberalized multiclassing, largely decoupling stats from class, the more intuitive AC system, meaningful skills, the unified D20 mechanic

    4Ed: the...
  4. :lol: There almost ought to be a news channel...

    :lol:

    There almost ought to be a news channel that covers serious news seriously...but for the visuals.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48663289
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    Mohammed Morsi has died....

    Mohammed Morsi has died.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48668941
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    Personally, I like having rules for both. IME,...

    Personally, I like having rules for both. IME, there are just as few masters of social interaction as there are masters of combat in gaming. Having rules for both lets players who aren’t play...
  7. That may be exacerbated by diabetes, but that...

    That may be exacerbated by diabetes, but that doesn’t sound like diabetes per se. It could be a lot of things.

    My paternal grandfather, my Mom, my paternal Aunt’s fiancée, and a couple of my...
  8. Ditto. I went to a tiny private HS, and in my...

    Ditto.

    I went to a tiny private HS, and in my class of 27, there were 4 “Davids”, 4 “Johns”/“Jons”, and a “John-David”. They were all referred to by last names or initials. Especially JD.

    And...
  9. If there’s a non-quasimedieval genre most...

    If there’s a non-quasimedieval genre most editions of D&D should handle well, it’s Sword & Planet.

    Maaaaybe you’d want to reskin magic as magitech; spells as gear. Whatever.
  10. Most of your post is invisible to some of us. ...

    Most of your post is invisible to some of us. Here’s why, and how to fix it.
    https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?348563-Dark-Text-on-a-Dark-Background-Tutorial
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    Thank you for correcting my brain fart!

    Thank you for correcting my brain fart!
  12. I have extensive notes on a never-run...

    I have extensive notes on a never-run post-apocalyptic 3.5Ed fantasy campaign, based in part on:



    Other elements included races altered by the events that created the new world’s realities: a...
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    Hello to all the new people!

    Hello to all the new people!
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    After cooking late last night, I had some of my...

    After cooking late last night, I had some of my shortribs late TONIGHT, with my mom and I splitting a rib, the meat spread on pieces of toasted Italian rustic bread. IOW, real fancy SOS. :lol:
    ...
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    I haven’t played RuneQuest proper, but have...

    I haven’t played RuneQuest proper, but have played other games that used the core system, like Stormbringer. I’d say it’s a relatively fun system to use.
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    And of course, the old classic from Uncle Miltie:...

    And of course, the old classic from Uncle Miltie: “Take my wife...please!”
  17. Now that you mention it, DC Universe RPG and...

    Now that you mention it, DC Universe RPG and Marvel Universe RPG are also both non-starters for me.
  18. HERO 1) Flexibility 2) Flexibility 3)...

    HERO

    1) Flexibility

    2) Flexibility

    3) Flexibility

    Been playing in that system since it was released as Champions in 1981, and have yet to have a PC concept I couldn’t model in it.
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    This thread contains a poll. Congrats to the Dallas Stars and New Jersey...

    Congrats to the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils!

    Also, nice job St. Louis Blues.
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    Tonguez I’ve played Sim Ant (and other early...

    Tonguez

    I’ve played Sim Ant (and other early Sim games) and Pandemic- they’re not RPGs, so I’m unclear as to your point.
  21. I have to say I am one of those people who ran a...

    I have to say I am one of those people who ran a Space:1889 campaign in a different system...HERO. But the major reason for that is I used the setting as a backdrop for a supers game.

    For the...
  22. It may just be me, but what matters to me depends...

    It may just be me, but what matters to me depends on all kinds of things. Worse yet, those things can change depending on other things.

    ...which is why I’ve invested so much $$$ in so many...
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    Never played it, seen it, nor heard of it, to the...

    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...
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    Pretty early on, actually. Boot Hill hit in...

    Pretty early on, actually. Boot Hill hit in 1975. Traveller In 1977, as did Superhero 2044. Champions in 1981. All still had violence, of course.
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    Most of us play RPGs for some kind of adventure. ...

    Most of us play RPGs for some kind of adventure. Adventure requires some kind of dramatic potential. Dramatic potential comes from conflict. And for most people, violence is the simplest form of...
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    Your quote is blacked out. Here’s why, and how...

    Your quote is blacked out. Here’s why, and how to fix it.
  27. Flying ad-hominems abounding? Profanity filter...

    Flying ad-hominems abounding?
    Profanity filter triggering?
    Opening of painful personal or near-personal wounds?

    Methinks it’s time to put this one down...until it rises again....
  28. Foreseeable repercussions for actions =/=...

    Foreseeable repercussions for actions =/= cruelty.

    What happened to this (AFAICT) rightfully blackballed GM is not appreciably different than getting banned for being a jerk in ENWorld, save for...
  29. This person is an adult. Unless he’s been under...

    This person is an adult. Unless he’s been under a rock for the past decade, he probably is aware of how social norms have changed. Either deliberately or by gross misjudgment, he chose a path that...
  30. While simultaneously, a tool that has proven...

    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...
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    “What are you doing back there?” ~ Anon.

    “What are you doing back there?”
    ~ Anon.
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    “Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete...

    “Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete back!”
    ~ Professor Lowe, Jason X
  33. The highest level PC in our long campaign was our...

    The highest level PC in our long campaign was our second player’s 31 or so level Wizard, with others in the high 20s. But it took a decade+ to get there.

    In fact, we actually slowed things down a...
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    André Matos Passes Away....

    André Matos Passes Away.
    https://metalinjection.net/this-is-just-a-tribute/ex-angra-vocalist-andre-matos-passes-away-at-47
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    Bushwick Bill has died. ...

    Bushwick Bill has died.

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bushwick-bill-dead-52-152340716.html
  36. I am friends with a known missing stair...and I...

    I am friends with a known missing stair...and I have to say, I haven’t seen him in more than a year, at least in part because I’ve finally gotten fed up with his behaviors. I’bpve been around a lot...
  37. I’m a member of a trio that has been gaming...

    I’m a member of a trio that has been gaming together since the mid 1980s. In that time, we’ve had other players come and go- still friends, just not gaming anymore- and the original core campaign...
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    Abdelbasset Sarout has been killed....

    Abdelbasset Sarout has been killed.
    https://news.yahoo.com/star-soccer-player-turned-rebel-145551014.html
  39. If the con, it’s agents or employees released...

    If the con, it’s agents or employees released incorrect info regarding something like this, they might be civilly liable. If it was other attendees or anyone not associated with the con in an...
  40. Well, to be fair, not all screwups at work are a...

    Well, to be fair, not all screwups at work are a one and done firing offense. SOME are, but not all.
  41. Two or three strikes could result in a permaban.

    Two or three strikes could result in a permaban.
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    While the events are mythological, any of the...

    While the events are mythological, any of the stories of Atlantis could be good game fodder.
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    Which always reminds me of: ...

    Which always reminds me of:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVc8jwYexjE
  44. Of course, one man’s “excessive” is another’s...

    Of course, one man’s “excessive” is another’s “not quite enough”.

    Yes, there are known objective boundaries that delineate where shunning, exclusion and similar social penalties can become...
  45. No, at worst, it was a rape scene and he’s...

    No, at worst, it was a rape scene and he’s dissembling.
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    What if you reskinned the Mongol Horde as pony...

    What if you reskinned the Mongol Horde as pony and wardog-riding Halflings?

    What if Hannibal had had bulettes instead of elephants?
  47. Certainly! I’d be disingenuous & hypocritical if...

    Certainly! I’d be disingenuous & hypocritical if I failed to admit that. (See also the recently publicized Irish orphanage/forced adoption scandal.)

    It’s a great example: evil acts were allowed...
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    Malcolm John Rebennack- better known as Dr. John-...

    Malcolm John Rebennack- better known as Dr. John- has died.
    https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/06/dr-john-dead/
  49. As the many priests and nuns of my acquaintance...

    As the many priests and nuns of my acquaintance might say, “Evil loves to hide.”

    They might even quote John 3:20:
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    Leah Chase has passed....

    Leah Chase has passed.
    https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/entertainment_life/food_restaurants/article_addcc488-7df7-11e8-a1c2-8b4aad319fdd.html
  51. Thread: Tortles

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    Your post is invisible to some. Here’s why, and...

    Your post is invisible to some. Here’s why, and how to fix it.

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?348563-Dark-Text-on-a-Dark-Background-Tutorial
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    How about something involving the treasure fleets...

    How about something involving the treasure fleets of China’s Ming Dynasty?
  53. Been driving Mom around all day myself...

    Been driving Mom around all day myself...
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    Note: edited title to be more inviting to...

    Note: edited title to be more inviting to contributions from others!
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    How about Persia vs Sparta, with Warforged cast...

    How about Persia vs Sparta, with Warforged cast as the Spartans?
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    Reskin the French as gnomes, and revel in the...

    Reskin the French as gnomes, and revel in the hilarity of their Napoleon...
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    MotW was pretty fun for me. To be fair, the GM...

    MotW was pretty fun for me. To be fair, the GM was pretty good, so that will color my experiences. Still, I’d say give it a try.
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    The expansion of America into the west is...

    The expansion of America into the west is relatively untapped, and has all kinds of potential.
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    Ideas for the MCU...

    How about a movie in which The Serpent Society attempts to take over S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier.

    They are only thwarted by the actions of Nick Fury after he has had it with those motivated...
  60. Apparently, there’s stuff called “orgonite” that...

    Apparently, there’s stuff called “orgonite” that makes Orgone accumulation much easier.
    ...
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    I’m in a similar boat: I’ve played over 100...

    I’m in a similar boat: I’ve played over 100 systems.

    Top of the list of ones I want to play that I haven’t, though, is one I actually own: Numenara/The Strange/cypher System.
  62. See also this: ...

    See also this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJgMyk5vJ20

    That’s the song that introduced me to the concept of orgone, back in the late 1980s. Never used the concept in gaming before,...
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    I visited Knossos on Crete when I was a kid, and...

    I visited Knossos on Crete when I was a kid, and our family picked up some souvenirs and site guides. Years later, I took the palace map and xeroxed it onto graph paper for an adventure.
  64. I like settings like this. I don’t necessarily...

    I like settings like this. I don’t necessarily use the systems, but the settings are usually full of fun stuff.
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    I actually designed a Civil War inspired D&D...

    I actually designed a Civil War inspired D&D campaign centered around the slave-owning Drow vs the surface Elves (and their allies). “The War of Surface Aggression” never got run, though, due to the...
  66. Ha! Never seen the Utah Saints vid- nice...

    Ha! Never seen the Utah Saints vid- nice choreography. The Running Man alway looked cool to me..when done by skilled dancers. Regular Joes...not so much.
  67. One of my favorite Kate Bush tunes!

    One of my favorite Kate Bush tunes!
  68. Thanks! In my ex, there’s all kinds of seeds...

    Thanks!

    In my ex, there’s all kinds of seeds for PC, adventure and campaign ideas all around us in nature, history, art, music and literature. All you have to do is keep your eye and ears open.
  69. As I was writing that up, I though about The...

    As I was writing that up, I though about The Orgonaut as being a legacy hero: a hero who holds the position for a while, then trains or picks a successor. There is always an Orgonaut, but they may...
  70. Where I’m at so far, assuming a recent past to...

    Where I’m at so far, assuming a recent past to modern superheroic setting:

    ARMOR: a mix of tech, biotech, and “esoteric” elements
    ~ Protects The Orgonaut’s body from physical, mystic and energy...
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    “Those who spam get banned.” ~Dannyalcatraz

    “Those who spam get banned.” ~Dannyalcatraz
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    http://i.imgur.com/B1hVMi3.jpg This is my...

    http://i.imgur.com/B1hVMi3.jpg

    This is my modified moussaka right before I popped it the oven. (Yes, a post-cooking picture will be taken.) While I was working from a couple of authentic...
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    Leroy “Roy” Jeffs has committed suicide....

    Leroy “Roy” Jeffs has committed suicide.
    https://news.yahoo.com/incidents-involving-american-tourists-raise-194222639.html
  74. https://media.tenor.com/images/816a407f7cb2c618a18...

    https://media.tenor.com/images/816a407f7cb2c618a18bef873f3456a4/tenor.gif

    There was a black woman I used to run into all the time in Austin at one particular bar. We kept showing up at the same...
  75. I don’t do Kickstarters as a rule, but it’s...

    I don’t do Kickstarters as a rule, but it’s possible someone griped about it here, so he could have popped up on my radar that way.
  76. Why does the image of Kevin Rolfe look familiar? ...

    Why does the image of Kevin Rolfe look familiar? Is it just coincidence, or has he been in other controversies?
  77. Nor in mine!

    Nor in mine!
  78. Similarly, my take on 4Ed was that it would have...

    Similarly, my take on 4Ed was that it would have been even better- a stronger, more flexible product- with its own unique identity as a FRPG, without all the baggage/sacred cows* of the prior...
  79. Oh nononono! I was thinking of the armor as...

    Oh nononono!

    I was thinking of the armor as much the same as Iron Man’s (or a Paladin’s, in fantasy). It isn’t a manifestation of the power, it’s a piece of technology there to protect the vessel...
  80. Hmmm... This whole X-Card/M-Card Thing is...

    Hmmm...

    This whole X-Card/M-Card Thing is new to me.
  81. I was trying to work out how to do an orgonic...

    I was trying to work out how to do an orgonic dome gate without doing a Devo ziggurat, when I remembered the other artists who sprang to mind when I first had this idea were Roger Dean and Moebius.
    ...
  82. 1) I imagine that it’s quite probable that orgone...

    1) I imagine that it’s quite probable that orgone has an opposing force or is corruptable. OTOH, some might see entropy and decay as orgone’s opposite already.

    2) I’m envisioning the armor as...
  83. This is admittedly more of a seed than a concept....

    This is admittedly more of a seed than a concept. If it were a full-blown concept, I’d probably anchor it to one core system*, then ask how to model it in others.

    I have a mental picture in my...
  84. For the most part, Europeans don’t display their...

    For the most part, Europeans don’t display their flags unless there’s some really important event...like an international soccer match. ;)

    And AFAIK, they DEFINITELY don’t have the same kind of...
  85. That “in your face patriotism”. It’s very...

    That “in your face patriotism”. It’s very American. IME, especially among Southern conservatives.

    Thing is, for all the proclamations of their love of Old Glory, few of them actually seem to...
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    Welcome to all the new faces!

    Welcome to all the new faces!
  87. Brainstorming a PC, system agnostic-ish

    I had an idea for a (super?)heroic character that I am calling THE ORGONAUT, who is a master of accumulating and using orgone to defeat his foes and solve problems. When the idea popped into my...
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    All good questions.

    All good questions.
  89. Gauging how quiet is too quiet is tricky, though....

    Gauging how quiet is too quiet is tricky, though.

    Not that I’m at the nexus of all things gaming, but I wouldn’t have heard of this without this thread in particular. I’d think that this guy’s ID...
  90. Neither did the EX-champ.

    Neither did the EX-champ.
  91. Yep!

    Yep!
  92. So you’re taking both, then? Very industrious....

    So you’re taking both, then?

    Very industrious. Just don’t get your deliveries mixed up.
  93. None are single at the mo, AFAIK. But enough are...

    None are single at the mo, AFAIK. But enough are stereotypically feisty that their status could change anytime.

    FWIW, I’m damn near the only only child in the extended family.
  94. The Ghost of Buster Douglas rises again!

    The Ghost of Buster Douglas rises again!
  95. Actually, I can relate. I come from the...less...

    Actually, I can relate. I come from the...less attractive side of the family: there are a lot of stone foxes among my female cousins*.





    * come to think of it, most of the guys in the...
  96. Careful, that way lies Arkansas! I am no fan...

    Careful, that way lies Arkansas!

    I am no fan of the designs of women’s harmfully high heels in general, but I DO respect the attitude of tall women who wear the same styles as their shorter...
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    Tonight’s sandwich: Rosemary & olive oil bread...

    Tonight’s sandwich:
    Rosemary & olive oil bread
    Mayo
    Slices of medium-rare ribeye steak
    Pickled red onions
    Smoked Gruyere cheese
    Black pepper

    As sides, I had some fried pita chips...
  98. Someone who probably needs to be watched very...

    Someone who probably needs to be watched very closely.
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    Jose Antonio Reyes has died. ...

    Jose Antonio Reyes has died.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/01/football/jose-antonio-reyes-dies-in-traffic-accident-intl/index.html
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    Roky Erickson has died. ...

    Roky Erickson has died.

    https://variety.com/2019/music/news/roky-erickson-legendary-psychedelic-musician-dies-at-71-1203230465
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