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    I'm through episode seven. I really like that it...

    I'm through episode seven. I really like that it shows her being a detective. Even with her special abilities her main power is being a PI. Kilgrave is the scariest villain Marvel has but on big or...
  2. Disney film about Alzheimer. That's...different. ...

    Disney film about Alzheimer. That's...different.

    Okay, it's probably not but that was my first thought from the preview.
  3. Specter was pretty good. A little long in places...

    Specter was pretty good. A little long in places but it was fun.
  4. The women didn't do any better. Unit was as...

    The women didn't do any better. Unit was as useful and effective as Cobra goons. It was really pathetic. I never liked the Zygons so I knew going it I was not going to enjoy this episode and even...
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    There is a Wonder Girl and a Wonder Boy in DC...

    There is a Wonder Girl and a Wonder Boy in DC comics.
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    That's weird. You can't appreciate something you...

    That's weird. You can't appreciate something you don't like and recognize it as good but just not for you? There are plenty of shows that I would call good that I don't like just like there are shows...
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    Just because there is nothing you like on that...

    Just because there is nothing you like on that night doesn't mean it doesn't have good shows. Heck, the two shows you mention BBT and Elementary I don't watch.
  8. The Agent Carter reference was just some paper...

    The Agent Carter reference was just some paper work. The Thor reference was in the extra footage and not in the movie I believe.
  9. My guess is they will be SWORD

    My guess is they will be SWORD
  10. For fun I looked up the thread about the pilot...

    For fun I looked up the thread about the pilot for Heroes that we had back in 2006. You're first comment then was



    Consistent opinions
  11. Of the Superhero shows currently on I think...

    Of the Superhero shows currently on I think Heroes is my least favorite. But AoS and the others have had time to do things. Heroes pilot was just a lot of random scenes on random characters with...
  12. When ever I feel like that toward a show I stop...

    When ever I feel like that toward a show I stop watching. It is so easy to go back and watch a show that I missed it is not like I'm missing anything. I just save myself some grief for a show I'm...
  13. I like it. I'm not sure why the guy melted...

    I like it. I'm not sure why the guy melted everything, burned someone, but had zero effect on anything SHIELD be it their equipment or personnel.
  14. Before the campaign we always talk about what the...

    Before the campaign we always talk about what the campaign. If it is an adventure path then the players have agreed to be railroaded to some degree As to how to keep them on the right path I provide...
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    So far I've watched Doctor who which was okay,...

    So far I've watched Doctor who which was okay, Castle which was the best season premier it is had in a while, Gotham which like last year interesting set up but will it go anywhere, and Blindspot...
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    That was....interesting.

    That was....interesting.
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    I read through Star Trek Typhon Pact. Fast books...

    I read through Star Trek Typhon Pact. Fast books full of action and familiar characters doing amazing things. It is surprising how little they feel like Star Trek though. They have the familiar names...
  18. Inside Out is still going strong after three...

    Inside Out is still going strong after three months. That is impressive.
  19. Thread: X-Wing Minis

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    I am. I am picking up at least one of each ship I...

    I am. I am picking up at least one of each ship I don't have plus an extra Slave 1 so the Scum guys can have their own model. I already have an extra Hwk-290 I'm going to have for them.
  20. Thread: X-Wing Minis

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    I'm about to place a large order to Miniature...

    I'm about to place a large order to Miniature Market to pick up more ships. I haven't gotten anything since buying a YT-2400.
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    It's okay. It is great for kids but once you see...

    It's okay. It is great for kids but once you see the cards and read through them the humor fads a long with the interesting factor.
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    Then spill the beans, why are you doing this?...

    Then spill the beans, why are you doing this? What is so important?
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    Morrus, the site owner is in England where it is...

    Morrus, the site owner is in England where it is now past midnight. He might be asleep and not see this for a while.
  24. This thread contains a poll. It failed

    It failed
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    If one is going to compete with them one would...

    If one is going to compete with them one would have to under price them. I think people would shop elsewhere if a PDF was going to be a buck or so cheaper.
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    Games for kids Meddling Kids. you can find the...

    Games for kids

    Meddling Kids. you can find the PDF for sale at Drivethrough RPG. It is the Scooby Doo RPG without the license. It is a fun and simple games that even has the character class for...
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    That would be fine for a cartoon movie but I...

    That would be fine for a cartoon movie but I think it would confuse people in a live action. The sheer number of different Robins already confuses some people so this would just be more so.
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    It sounds like it may not be for you. I played it...

    It sounds like it may not be for you. I played it years ago when it first came out. It is a little weird and characters basically can just do what they can do with little chance of exceeding that. We...
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    It is a troll product and it worked. I'd never...

    It is a troll product and it worked. I'd never heard of the product, the author, or the company until this happened. There is no such thing as bad press and the hoards of gamers are giving them free...
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    Does he just not believe in gods or does he just...

    Does he just not believe in gods or does he just believe that these so called gods are not really gods?

    There are a few different ways to make this work. He could believe that there are no gods...
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    That's so odd. When we cast a cure spell one of...

    That's so odd. When we cast a cure spell one of the guys starts to sing "Boys Don't Cry" and another guy looks to the door expecting Robert Smith to walk in.
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    What's wrong with that?

    What's wrong with that?
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    I like how Dungeon World does it. If one gets a...

    I like how Dungeon World does it. If one gets a partial success they have options and one of those options is to subtract ammo. Otherwise roll well or just don't choose that options and one can...
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    Both of those might suffer from when they get to...

    Both of those might suffer from when they get to the answers. Shows like Lost and Heroes also came out with neat ideas but when they had to bring answers they failed either in trying to or ignoring...
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    It's the internet of course people complain. But...

    It's the internet of course people complain. But even so new ideas don't always work well on the big networks. We are seeing TV innovation with Netflix original shows though so it is out there.
    ...
  36. Thread: Monster bits

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    Potions and spell components. There has been in...

    Potions and spell components. There has been in other editions parts of books and articles that would say these monster parts allows these things to happen with magic. Have fun with it. Especially if...
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    I don't know how much that will help. I know...

    I don't know how much that will help. I know plenty of people that go but never buy a badge.
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    We took over a town. We bribed the mayor to get...

    We took over a town. We bribed the mayor to get influence and secretly invested to gain percentages of key businesses. We spent money to make the population like us so when the hostile takeover...
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    I stopped going to Gen Con three years ago. It...

    I stopped going to Gen Con three years ago. It was too big, too difficult to get a hotel room, and I realized I was going only to see friends and not to do anything official with Gen Con. I go to...
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    The reason it takes the fun away is it feels...

    The reason it takes the fun away is it feels unfair to the players and it is. So, tell them what might happen before the session and just tell them to go with it. I have found that players are...
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    First, get the idea of this wrecking am encounter...

    First, get the idea of this wrecking am encounter out of your head. Sometimes encounters turn out easier for the PCs and that's a good thing. As DM you should be rooting for the PCs they are what the...
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    Despite the hate Smallville went an impressive 10...

    Despite the hate Smallville went an impressive 10 seasons. I'll be surprised if any super hero TV show lasts that long again.
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    Aside from the two being incompatible why would...

    Aside from the two being incompatible why would you need to use the RPG to role play? If you want to get into character and role play during a board game then go ahead and do it. Role playing in a...
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    1000 chickens

    1000 chickens
  45. Going into Avengers 2 some movie theaters across...

    Going into Avengers 2 some movie theaters across the US did this. I think they all sold out so there were plenty of people that would do this. The only problem for me is it would be it is tough to do...
  46. Absolutely it is possible. It is also possible...

    Absolutely it is possible. It is also possible that we'll get a Squirrel Girl movie but I'm not going to hold my breath. :D
  47. You are looking at it the wrong way. Agents of...

    You are looking at it the wrong way. Agents of Shield is altered and reacts to the movies. The movies never are altered or react to anything going on in Agents of Shield. The closest is in Avengers 2...
  48. Actually, there is a separation between the TV...

    Actually, there is a separation between the TV and Movie MCU universes. A little after Avengers 2 there was an article that suggested Whedon was not happy with Coulson coming back in the TV show and...
  49. I was never an Iron Man fan. So when they started...

    I was never an Iron Man fan. So when they started with him I was not as excited. Also, the idea that they would do a movie for each hero and then bring it all together into the Avengers was an...
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    I'm hoping for some cool stuff inspired by the...

    I'm hoping for some cool stuff inspired by the iditarod, Chasqui Challenge, and the Tour de France.
  51. I think it is also parody on celebrity gossip. It...

    I think it is also parody on celebrity gossip. It says something about us that a story about two puppets ending their imaginary relationship becomes news.
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    Games on Demand is not a game system. It's odd...

    Games on Demand is not a game system. It's odd they included it like that.
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    In all honesty taking away Deadpool's mouth is...

    In all honesty taking away Deadpool's mouth is something the people that want to control him would want to do. He never shuts up.

    I'm not sure how the movie is going to be. I always felt Deadpool...
  54. There is a great adventure that I haven't seen...

    There is a great adventure that I haven't seen you mention. It is written for Fudge and is called Another Fine Mess. The premise is that a human ranger gets himself in trouble and it is up to his...
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    It's a board game. I guess you can add in role...

    It's a board game. I guess you can add in role playing but I think it would take a little work for it to feel like it fits. The campaigns don't seem that long and are based on how the missions go....
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    I did a one shot a few weeks ago to experiment...

    I did a one shot a few weeks ago to experiment with a different system. I made attributes a zero sum game. If you wanted a strength that was 4 points over average then someone else had to have a...
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    The less time I have the more picky about the...

    The less time I have the more picky about the games I really want to run. These days there are very few that seem to really interest me.
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    I'm not a big fan of the award as it doesn't seem...

    I'm not a big fan of the award as it doesn't seem to have any transparency. The web site never offers much information about what it is or what it does.
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    I think this is the fifth time they have been...

    I think this is the fifth time they have been back.
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    I saw it in 3D tonight. I was surprised there...

    I saw it in 3D tonight. I was surprised there were very few people in the theater. This is one of the best Marvel movies. It was clever, it was funny, and it had some great visuals.
  61. The best is Dread. Character creation is a...

    The best is Dread. Character creation is a questionnaire and the mechanics work as a Jenga tower. It is only really good for playing Dread and that's one of the best things about it. Game systems...
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    I never did watch either series but I did read...

    I never did watch either series but I did read the books. The 100 was a better book then the Strain. The Strain read like it was written for TV so it might be a better medium for it.
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    I read through all of Fleming's Bond books and...

    I read through all of Fleming's Bond books and liked them. Then I read one Bond book but another author, I forget who, and really didn't like it. I never tried another Bond book since then.
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    Isn't the character type of the old Asian who is...

    Isn't the character type of the old Asian who is just there to teach the white guy mystical Asian secrets a racist concept to begin with? So, is it better to leave a racist concept like that or get...
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    That's how I would also describe the Gone series...

    That's how I would also describe the Gone series ;)
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    Netflix has a show called Between that would be...

    Netflix has a show called Between that would be similar to that.
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    I looked and saved a lot of money but not buying...

    I looked and saved a lot of money but not buying a thing! The twitter comments I've seen it though have been worth it.
  68. Except each year we see movies and TV shows that...

    Except each year we see movies and TV shows that can be described exactly like that.
  69. The Origins Awards, Indie RPG Awards, 3Castles...

    The Origins Awards, Indie RPG Awards, 3Castles Award, and many other small time awards out there.
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    One of the Final Destination movies the trailer...

    One of the Final Destination movies the trailer showed the final scene in the movie just before the credits.
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    What evidence do you that shows he has "personal...

    What evidence do you that shows he has "personal grudges" against OSR? I haven't gotten around to reading these books but I'm sure there are plenty of games and genres that don't get as much space in...
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    I do have a pair of sneakers by the door that I...

    I do have a pair of sneakers by the door that I wear just for outside. I also tend to have a pair of crocs near the door to wear inside.
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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1767354/ I happen...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1767354/

    I happen on it on Netflix and watched it. I've only read a book or two of the series so I'm not sure just how far they stayed.



    Sure, but it would stand...
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    They did a movie of it. It wasn't that good. I...

    They did a movie of it. It wasn't that good.

    I think Simon's Green's Nightside series would be pretty good. I would love to see Mira Grant's Newsflesh become a series for a great and different...
  75. No, he had done no prep on anything it was...

    No, he had done no prep on anything it was laziness on his part. All he had to do was spend some time walking around the place or just pay attention when he was there. It was not his first Origins he...
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    I went and saw it tonight. The theater was packed...

    I went and saw it tonight. The theater was packed too the point that ushers where getting people to move to the center to make space for everyone. Honestly, I only ever see that on opening night to...
  77. I think that was actually Thomas Paine and while...

    I think that was actually Thomas Paine and while the meaning is correct I think the actual quote is different.
  78. I like the idea of doing it local but when the GM...

    I like the idea of doing it local but when the GM gets the details wrong it makes them seem lazy and bad. I was in a zombie game a few years ago at Origins. The GM set it in the convention center the...
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    In the bright days of 3ed D&D there was a product...

    In the bright days of 3ed D&D there was a product made called Buy the Numbers that brilliantly made a classless version of D&D. It was ground breaking and sadly never got the praise it deserved. If I...
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    I'd say that article was written by someone who...

    I'd say that article was written by someone who had not played Armada and was just presenting their own assumption.
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    They really play a bit more differently then one...

    They really play a bit more differently then one might expect. X-wing is a game of dog fighting in space so precision movement is very important. Armada is about large ship combat so the movement of...
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    In Changeling the Dreaming you don't play a true...

    In Changeling the Dreaming you don't play a true Fey either. You play a changeling which is a creature that bridges the gap between humans and Fey. In the book that details the end of Changeling the...
  83. With all the positive press it is amazing Mad Max...

    With all the positive press it is amazing Mad Max looks like it is going to come in under budget.
  84. Yes, they are called wizard or alchemist.

    Yes, they are called wizard or alchemist.
  85. Thread: Sports idiocy

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    "Mr. Burton! You are not brought upon this world...

    "Mr. Burton! You are not brought upon this world to get it!"
  86. Thread: Sports idiocy

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    It depends on the sports team. Not all of them...

    It depends on the sports team. Not all of them are owned by rich people. Not all sports teams pay athletes lots of money as many are amateur athletes and I'm not just talking college.. People are...
  87. Thread: Sports idiocy

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    From the videos it looks like people are having...

    From the videos it looks like people are having fun doing that. I never participated in the vandal part of the celebrations but burning one owns couch in celebration can be enjoyable.
  88. Thread: Sports idiocy

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    Fun like enjoyment and amusement. Alcohol seems...

    Fun like enjoyment and amusement. Alcohol seems to help though I myself don't participate in that part of the celebrations.
  89. Thread: Sports idiocy

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    Because it's fun.

    Because it's fun.
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    Changeling the Dreaming is my favorite RPG. It's...

    Changeling the Dreaming is my favorite RPG. It's a lovely mess of contradictions and bad rules but has enough creative ideas that a storyteller can really put together an impressive chronicle. It...
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    Because even having all the different systems...

    Because even having all the different systems people like you still buy it all so it's not really costing them customers. I like it this way as a game isn't being limited of options by having to use...
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    This thread contains a poll. Playing 5e without feats has been a great choice...

    Playing 5e without feats has been a great choice for our group. It really has helped avoid these petty little problems.
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    I honestly don't think the Savage World fans,...

    I honestly don't think the Savage World fans, just to name one other group of the hobby, are embarrassed at all about this. I think that they might chuckle at it though.
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    Monster of the Week

    This was the only RPG I picked up at Origins this year. It's a game designed to simulate shows like X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Supernatural. It reminds me like an easier to understand...
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    Since fair has been talked about in this thread...

    Since fair has been talked about in this thread and what is and is not fair

    "You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were...
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    I have not noticed it but our games don't focus...

    I have not noticed it but our games don't focus on the combats. Combat is something the party does when they failed at something else usually.
  97. I guess it was a crashing success

    I guess it was a crashing success
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    That reminds me I haven't told you about my...

    That reminds me I haven't told you about my character.
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    We just have characters use what they want....

    We just have characters use what they want. Someone could use a shrimp fork for all I care as long as the players are having fun.
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    That is a cool idea. I've done the pooling...

    That is a cool idea. I've done the pooling attributes but we made it a draft so it was not collaborative which I think could be a real plus.
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