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  1. In our own World there was once a time when the...

    In our own World there was once a time when the planet featured more than one Homonid species - besides our own Homo Sapiens. It is know that Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons*, Denisovans and Homo...
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    The news about a new Blade movie is potentially...

    The news about a new Blade movie is potentially great, provided that it keeps a more mature approach (as per Wesley Snipes portrayal) and doesnt get a Disney makeover. Mahersala Ali is a great actor...
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    Sinister Squad ...

    Sinister Squad


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_QcAHiLS24


    an Asylum movie that ended up being better than the movie it was meant to parody/ripoff (which really indicatws just how bad...
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    Antelope Canyon is what engendered my love of...

    Antelope Canyon is what engendered my love of ďnatural dungeonsĒ as adventure sites to be explored, so now I tend to use lots of canyons, caves and forested gorges as places to explore
  5. Thread: Science in D&D

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    Well it depends what you mean by science really ...

    Well it depends what you mean by science really

    Now Science as understood by Aristotle had the Universe as a series of Celestial spheres nestled one within the other, the terrestial sphere at the...
  6. Fate's Aspects Fate Accelerated's Approaches ...

    Fate's Aspects
    Fate Accelerated's Approaches

    and I just tried Forbidden Lands and like the Attribute Damage mechanic (although it does make Combat fatal)
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    IMC the fine motor skills of Orcs is only quarter...

    IMC the fine motor skills of Orcs is only quarter that of humans and as such their weapons and armour tend to be crude and ill formed. An Orc cleaver will certainly hurt when they're hacking in to...
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    LIngua francas, koines and creoles exist. Indeed...

    LIngua francas, koines and creoles exist. Indeed the English language is said by some to be a well established Koine Creole.

    So I have no problem believing that a whole lot of races forced to live...
  9. I went with this wholeheartedly and thus IMC...

    I went with this wholeheartedly and thus IMC Gnomes paint their bodies with blue dye (a mix of woad and berry juice), have clans of around 100 and there is only one breeding female in each clan (who...
  10. I think you are correct that the gnome as...

    I think you are correct that the gnome as presented in core DnD is a ill conceived mish mash that lacks a viable niche, but thats because no race in DnD is given a real culture. You could play most...
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    Well Charles has made his appearance!! I...

    Well Charles has made his appearance!!

    I enjoyed episode 3, meeting Davids parents was both lovely and disturbing in its implications.
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    This thread contains a poll. I tend to use lots of goblinoids and fae so...

    I tend to use lots of goblinoids and fae so goblin and sylvan are good options. I also feature gnomes and giants often and one campaign area is a lot of islands harrassed by Sahuagin (who speak...
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    long before Bladesingers came out I had a wizard...

    long before Bladesingers came out I had a wizard inspired by the whirling dervishes who was a Wind Dancer ie he was air themed and would 'dance' to cast spells. Things like shield was interpreted as...
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    to be fair we don't get much of this kind of...

    to be fair we don't get much of this kind of story telling anywhere on TV, its not just Disney The Legion character is somewhat unique in that aspect of his disassociation from reality
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    Did that Japanese Time Traveller make anyone else...

    Did that Japanese Time Traveller make anyone else think they needed to save the Cheerleader?

    Strange connections and great cinematography

    And a musical interlude too
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    So how are you defining Ascendence and...

    So how are you defining Ascendence and Omnipotence?

    Is it a post-human gestalt conciousness?

    does development of organic nanostructures in biotechnology lead to fully programmable pico-cells...
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    in the real world Strength is a combination of...

    in the real world Strength is a combination of muscle power, endurance AND agility ie when somebody lifts a heavy weight or swings a hammer etc they are going through a complex set of motions to...
  18. Judge Anderson has fought demons and entered the...

    Judge Anderson has fought demons and entered the Hell dimension too, while Judge Fauster was the head of the magic sub sector of Psi-Division who made a pact with demons to gain immortality. I recall...
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    Former All Black (1964 - 1972) Hupa Jim Maniapoto...

    Former All Black (1964 - 1972) Hupa Jim Maniapoto has passed aged 77
  20. I did a similar Alt Earth but mine was set in the...

    I did a similar Alt Earth but mine was set in the 1700s and started back in 1648 when Oliver Cromwell first came up against a Fey-Pact Warlock in Wales. Although driven back, Cromwell survived the...
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    Objectively speaking alignment is Dumb

    Objectively speaking alignment is Dumb
  22. Mogul India - mahasarapa worked ok, Iíd love to...

    Mogul India - mahasarapa worked ok, Iíd love to add the Moghuls and East India Company to the milieu
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    my nephew use to watch the cartoon series Blinky...

    my nephew use to watch the cartoon series Blinky Bill, which is about a group of Anthropomorphized Australian animals having adventures in the Australia bush. Anyway I remember watching one episode...
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    I dunno, I spent hours playing both Sim Ant and...

    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...
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    Castle Falkenstein and Deadlands were two systems...

    Castle Falkenstein and Deadlands were two systems I read but never got the chance to play

    Agree re Space: 1889, nice concept but I couldnt get the system
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    Cha - definitely Gladiator/Swashbuckler - a...

    Cha - definitely Gladiator/Swashbuckler - a highly performative class that uses panache and style to gain an advantage, dazzling and distracting their adversary, taunting their opponent to make wild...
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    I was inspired by REH Solomon Kane to set a...

    I was inspired by REH Solomon Kane to set a campaign during the era of the Thirty Years' War and extending through the rise of the Protectorate of England and the Northern War.
    However during the...
  28. Often, I've even had a druid who played a Tree :)...

    Often, I've even had a druid who played a Tree :)

    Anyway, having a useful animal companion (either combat or utility (eg monkey or hawk)) is great, especially when the players take it as a chance...
  29. Thread: I need quotes!

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    If a machine, a Terminator can learn the value of...

    If a machine, a Terminator can learn the value of human life, then maybe so can we - Sarah Connor
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    Its really sad that the show has been sunk by an...

    Its really sad that the show has been sunk by an accounting error. The production values were really high so I can see where the cost overrun has occurred. Nonetheless it does appear to be more...
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    106793 According to Mark Mothersbaugh of the...

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    According to Mark Mothersbaugh of the band Devo:

    'We did the red energy dome, which was usefulóbesides being an iconóit was a useful icon. You probably know this very well, but your...
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    THE SWAMP THING

    A CDC mystery, budding romance and body horror out on the Louisiana Bayou!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVnHZ5SF1Jg


    I know many people don't get DC Streaming but The Swamp Thing has...
  33. I've used settings in which things like Orcs...

    I've used settings in which things like Orcs raping victims occur in the background and ran a demon corrupted Monstary where corrupted monks were implied to pedophiles, and one of my characters was...
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    I tend to do theme group eg all the PCs are...

    I tend to do theme group eg all the PCs are working for the church, or part of a circus, or part of a Trading mission to a foreign port, part of the town guard or the city sanitation crew - the...
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    As stated earlier GURPS is modular, so the...

    As stated earlier GURPS is modular, so the complexity depends on what the group chooses to do.
    GURPS Lite is a nice start then only add what you need

    Also GURPS background notes are often amazing...
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    It looks like a Clint Eastwood cantankerous Old...

    It looks like a Clint Eastwood cantankerous Old man movie (which I do like)

    I suppose if the formula works ... Rambo: Old Blood
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    Rifts and Palladium both where way too...

    Rifts and Palladium both where way too complicated and while fun to read the complexity and power imbalance made them terrible to run
  38. the new Ranault Venger, coming soon to a car lot...

    the new Ranault Venger, coming soon to a car lot near you!!!

    now we just need the movie...
  39. bjork

    bjork
  40. 106643 This is 143 year-old Pavel Chekov in...

    106643

    This is 143 year-old Pavel Chekov in Star Trek Renegades, so 120 might be the new 60 (just as now 60 is the new 40)




    Aren't Star Trek communicators early predictors of cellphones?...
  41. how do so many Dothraki keep coming back? they...

    how do so many Dothraki keep coming back? they seem to keep multiplying quicker than the dead!!!

    anyway after two weeks of terrible battles, having a slower pace was strangely cathartic

    but it...
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    [QUOTE=Dioltach;7606109] "As I was going up...

    "As I was going up the stair, I met a man who wasn't there, He wasn't there again today, I wish I wish he'd stay away"
    - Sapphires quotes that in "Man With Out a Face" which is still one of the most...
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    Toons - canít believe this isnít on the list,...

    Toons - canít believe this isnít on the list, suspending reality fr narrative fun
    Fate - compels and a descriptive ladder for stats
    Travellers - backgrounds system, skills
    Gurps - so many options...
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    This thread contains a poll. Does this Batman sparkle in the sunlight? 🦹‍♂️

    Does this Batman sparkle in the sunlight? 🦹‍♂️
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    When I saw the scorpions used by Euron to slay...

    When I saw the scorpions used by Euron to slay the dragon I was reminded of video games like Spartan Total War where they are essentially reskinned Modern Ackacks, so my brain switched in to video...
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    Read that sentence again slowly and realise you...

    Read that sentence again slowly and realise you are discussing DRAGONS
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    it was better than last weeks shocker, the battle...

    it was better than last weeks shocker, the battle made sense, was big and bloody and it was day time so I could see stuff.

    Dany has always had a draconian streak but her descent to madness could...
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    I agree that was impressive, especially when you...

    I agree that was impressive, especially when you hear that Taika Waititi actually turned down Cate Blanchett appearing because she didnt have a vampire credit to back her up - I suppose it shows just...
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    yeah, I've stopped watching the CW shows too - so...

    yeah, I've stopped watching the CW shows too - so hopefully something else will pop up to offer a bit more interest. At least Agents of Shield is something

    I hear that What they Do in Shadows has...
  50. Plant Growth - Druids do help with farming and as...

    Plant Growth - Druids do help with farming and as a result life in fantasy worlds is much much better than it is in real medieval earth, Populations are bigger, the peasantry is much healthier,...
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    Cerebro? Cool

    Cerebro?

    Cool
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    then who is? Considering that Sonic hasnt been...

    then who is? Considering that Sonic hasnt been hugely popular since the 90's maybe early 2000's, his biggest fans are at least 30+, gamers with children

    what are the demographics of Enworld anyway?
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    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/03/sonic...

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/03/sonic-the-hedgehog-movie-trailer-criticism

    Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler has announced that ďchangesĒ will be made to the forthcoming movie...
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    I fear that might have you even more disappointed...

    I fear that might have you even more disappointed

    This movie may have worked 20 years when Sonic was at his height, but now???
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    Isnít talking in riddles The Red Womens whole...

    Isnít talking in riddles The Red Womens whole shtick though? (Okay that and lighting fires and birthing night terrors) but yeah Iíve come to expect riddles and misdirects as standard faire for the...
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    they still had to build the time machine, and...

    they still had to build the time machine, and she's shown to be one of Tonys tech-buddies when they were doing stuff on the ship. I'd accept that she helped in the time machine build too
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    The gold rings and the reference to genesis were...

    The gold rings and the reference to genesis were a nice touch
    The design of Sonic, not so much

    And is he an alien and Robotnic the saviour of humanity?
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    well considering that Tony figured out time...

    well considering that Tony figured out time travel in half an hour after finishing the dinner dishes, theres really no reason why Thanos couldnt figure out that all he needs is a mobius strip too
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    yeah, from a meta-perspective I liked the...

    yeah, from a meta-perspective I liked the narrative drama of those two going, but "in game" it means the Avengers knew a sacrifice was needed and were willing to make one (which is a No on both...
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    the tactics in the battle seemed suprisingly...

    the tactics in the battle seemed suprisingly stupid - why would you wait till the enemy is literally at your gate before you light the fire barrier? wouldnt you have wanted bigger bonfires and a lot...
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    No Easter specifically, but I did set one at a...

    No Easter specifically, but I did set one at a Spring festival that involved a hunt for the hen that layed the golden egg (which had been stolen by a giant)
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    Seed Growth Disease Rot Death and Decay, what is...

    Seed Growth Disease Rot Death and Decay, what is Life? Nature is the process of creation and destruction, it cares not for your petty moralities. The Druid understands the Cycle of Life, the Druid...
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    strangely enough the only point where I got...

    strangely enough the only point where I got emotional was in Scotts reunion with teenage Cassie, the rest of the movie was good, but not the epic I heard about in reviews. That might have been due to...
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    Is that Legion as in Xmen? I suppose psychic...

    Is that Legion as in Xmen? I suppose psychic powers counts as sci-fi, but superhero is itís own genre
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    Into the Badlands - okay itís more Wuxia magic...

    Into the Badlands - okay itís more Wuxia magic than sci-fi but it does have some dieselpunk elements
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    I played a PBEM game once wherein each player...

    I played a PBEM game once wherein each player started with Leader (choose race) who found themselves in a new realm (map), where the objective was to claim the world and gather followers/worshippers...
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    I played a lv 18 Druid in 3e, he travelled as a...

    I played a lv 18 Druid in 3e, he travelled as a whirlwind and could throw lightning storms from a mile away
    Howís is that not a god?
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    That could be the easy out for Jon and leave Dany...

    That could be the easy out for Jon and leave Dany as the legitimate claimant and also give the north to Sansa. Jonís fate is to return to rebuild the Wall
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    does Gendry have a claim on the Iron Throne? if...

    does Gendry have a claim on the Iron Throne?
    if Arya survives and becomes the Queenslayer could she and Gendry claim the Kingdoms?




    I think Sansa will survive and become Queen of the North -...
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    if by literary you mean the creation of a...

    if by literary you mean the creation of a cohesive narrative then yes, absolutely RPGs are a literary endeavour.

    The particular quality and internal cohesiveness of the work might be debated but...
  71. This thread contains a poll. Unfortunately DnD is built on subclasses derived...

    Unfortunately DnD is built on subclasses derived from the four basic classes of Fighter-Thief- Wizard-Cleric

    but theses never been a consistent vision of Base Class plus sub-features which would...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=48&v=v...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=48&v=vwmAWOE5F9o

    Trailer: Aftermath - we see some important character possession scattered in the snow
    What does it mean?

    Anyone laying bets on who...
  73. This thread contains a poll. Iím joining the Hutts

    Iím joining the Hutts
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    Hobbs & Shaw Trailer 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b0-PQLPig8

    with a Black Superman and big slabs of Samoa too this trailer both sticks to the formula and manages to get more OTT than Fast & Furious
  75. So they put a Brain-in-Jar and kept it nourished...

    So they put a Brain-in-Jar and kept it nourished by a strange chemical formula?

    Mwahahaha 🧠
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    Yoshi is a medium sized Deinonychus-like animal...

    Yoshi is a medium sized Deinonychus-like animal with Int 5 and pounce replaced by a 10ft prehensile tongue (grapple)
    I'd forget swallow whole and have its other abilities as magical effects from the...
  77. is this the first time the intro map went...

    is this the first time the intro map went underground too? that and the spinning tiles was a nice touch

    and I did like the Little Bear still has a mean growl to her - Lady Lyanna for Queen in the...
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    Yvette Williams who won gold in the long jump at...

    Yvette Williams who won gold in the long jump at the Helsinki Olympic Games 1952 has died aged 89
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    nobody ever dies in the Disney universe

    nobody ever dies in the Disney universe
  80. looks like someone overexposed a photo of one of...

    looks like someone overexposed a photo of one of the spotlights on the Moon landing set

    Disney did it better :P
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    New Zealand Actor, Trade Unionist and Justice...

    New Zealand Actor, Trade Unionist and Justice Reformer Anzac Wallace has died aged 76
  82. Thread: Shazam! Review

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    Shazam! Review

    Just got back from watching Shazam and while it stays with a standard comic book formula it is really good and has some great drama and darker horror moments mixed with the family comedy of the...
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    Thatís one of the good points about Worlds of DC...

    Thatís one of the good points about Worlds of DC having no clear vision - they can cast 2 Jokers in their Ďshared-ishí universe and have one be a great origin movie but keep the other guy in Justice...
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    Oh Iím absolutely certain he has 😼

    Oh Iím absolutely certain he has 😼
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    heh this thread has inspired a bit of nostalgia...

    heh this thread has inspired a bit of nostalgia as I recall some old shows

    The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin - about a middle managers midlife crisis
    All Creatures Great and Small - about a...
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    thats an apt description - I'd forgotten just...

    thats an apt description - I'd forgotten just how trippy some British childrens TV can get
  87. You start in a tavern in the misty isles and...

    You start in a tavern in the misty isles and someone walks in with an old map looking for a ship and a crew

    Adventures
    1 steal a map (tavern brawl)
    2 join a crew
    3 stop others from stealing a...
  88. to be honest this is the most surprising part to...

    to be honest this is the most surprising part to me, that the PRC would intervene with a processing job intended for a foreign market, which makes me think that there's either something more involved...
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    Iím not sure you can use Benny Hill and...

    Iím not sure you can use Benny Hill and non-vulgar in the same sentence, the guy was one of the stars of British bawdry and a particular style of British humour that came to prominence from the 50s...
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    Deadly Class - SyFy channel

    In my search for new shows to watch I came across Deadly Class made for Syfy and based on the comic book series set in the Reaganomics-1980s, the series revolves around King's Dominion, an elite...
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    The movie had me in a frenzy howling with...

    The movie had me in a frenzy howling with laughter and lusting for more

    However the stakes are high and Iím not sure that an entire series of one bite jokes will be able to sustain itself, it may...
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    a group of teens (and a scrappy younger brother)...

    a group of teens (and a scrappy younger brother) head to the new amusement park and riding the roller coaster find themselves trapped in a strange magical world where they must survive the...
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    Shazam is the only movie I'm excited about this...

    Shazam is the only movie I'm excited about this year.

    Joker might work on the acting cred of Joaquin Phoenix, but Im going in cautious

    why they are still investing in a suicide sequel is beyond...
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    Cold Wind Chill Soft Ground Icy Water Bog...

    Cold
    Wind Chill
    Soft Ground
    Icy Water
    Bog
    Avalanche
    Snowdrifts
    Thin Ice
    Blizzards
    White Outs
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    I tend to have PCs as either members of Mercenary...

    I tend to have PCs as either members of Mercenary Companies or organisations like the Church or Militant Orders, that provides both a built in Patron and one or more homebases.
    One of my favourite...
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    Both Dirk Gentlyís and Legion were great shows...

    Both Dirk Gentlyís and Legion were great shows that built enough momentum and connection to their own internal logic to make them engaging and entertaining trips.

    umbrella academy took too long to...
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    while I don't doubt that the debate will happen...

    while I don't doubt that the debate will happen amongst certain internet circles it is kinda rubbish, since there was barely anything remotely feminist in the story - other than having a sassy female...
  98. Is that a Jigglypuff? That thing is terrifying

    Is that a Jigglypuff? That thing is terrifying
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    I remember being in class in 1987 (I was 15)...

    I remember being in class in 1987 (I was 15) talking about music and while everyone was talking about Prince, Rick Astley and Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, I was a fan of Smokey Robinson and the...
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    Hmm never thought of that, but it certainly could...

    Hmm never thought of that, but it certainly could be.
    My main issue though is that having this powered Sivana as the villain doesnít bode well for Black Adam to appear as villain any time soon. (I...
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