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  1. I guess that makes me one of the Real D&D...

    I guess that makes me one of the Real D&D playerz, then.

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/26xBFg4zXVwzdI9lS/giphy.gif

    The binding on those softcovers, tho...
    ...
  2. I may be a lying liar, then. My UA saw too much...

    I may be a lying liar, then. My UA saw too much use to be called “mint”, but it certainly isn’t falling apart.

    Plus, I liked UA. COME AT ME!!!
  3. Brisket nachos...

    Brisket nachos...
  4. Thanks for clarifying that! Never bugged me...

    Thanks for clarifying that!

    Never bugged me for a moment, though.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xruJ10C19U

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xruJ10C19U
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Y8tFQ01OY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Y8tFQ01OY
  7. Hmmm... This: Plus this: D&D Elves...

    Hmmm...

    This:


    Plus this:


    D&D Elves or not, I find the idea of civil war soldiers firing munitions at 1 or more classic supernatural beings that they cannot actually kill...
  8. Sooo... Going back for seconds?

    Sooo...

    Going back for seconds?
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    Dave Bartholomew has died....

    Dave Bartholomew has died.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/06/23/dave-bartholomew-new-orleans-music-legend-dies-100/1541854001/
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    Jeff Austin has died....

    Jeff Austin has died.
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/25/entertainment/jeff-austin-dies-trnd/index.html
  11. Personally, NPCs I run react in accord with the...

    Personally, NPCs I run react in accord with the situation and their personalities, not what a system says is “safe” or not. If an NPC is running through gatling fire, it’s probably because he’s...
  12. Feats or class features could add HP and/or...

    Feats or class features could add HP and/or improve AC based on how tough as nails they are. Or how preternaturally aware of their surroundings they are.

    I could see one that reduces damage to 1...
  13. 1) they could wear it, but none of their Druidic...

    1) they could wear it, but none of their Druidic powers would function.

    2) clerics could use the weapons favored by their gods. Otherwise, blunt stuff only....
  14. Depends on whether the players like the campaign,...

    Depends on whether the players like the campaign, whether there’s a TPK- or, in Paranoia, how many TPKs- and other factors. Some have lasted only a few sessions, others have gone years or even...
  15. And gain a Gremlins one in exchange...

    And gain a Gremlins one in exchange...
  16. Vamps in black leather So tight it offends My...

    Vamps in black leather
    So tight it offends
    My holy water
    Almost reaching the end
    Charming I can’t resist
    With these eyes before
    Just what the truth is
    I can't say any more

    'Cause they drain...
  17. Why not just have them create more trolls?

    Why not just have them create more trolls?
  18. Of course... An argument could be made-...

    Of course...

    An argument could be made- possibly quite strongly by the OP- that a Wild West situated in a D&D style fantasy world might not have invented gunpowder due to the ubiquity of magic.
    ...
  19. Of course, sometimes what “everybody knows” is...

    Of course, sometimes what “everybody knows” is wrong or missing a few details. And, IMHO, it’s perfectly fine to alter a critter from its published version to make things more challenging for the...
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNPoSur4O4Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNPoSur4O4Y
  21. “Pre-5th” would be more accurate. All the other...

    “Pre-5th” would be more accurate. All the other prior editions had such subdivisions.



    What’s that?
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    Robert Friend has passed....

    Robert Friend has passed.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tuskegee-airman-who-flew-142-wwii-combat-missions-dies-99-n1020751
  23. Depends on how you define “monster”. Criminal...

    Depends on how you define “monster”. Criminal Minds will be airing it’s 15th season this fall. Sure, it’s not supernatural urban fantasy/horror, but MotW is the formula for it and other successful...
  24. Whaaaaaaaaaat?...

    Whaaaaaaaaaat?
    http://media.tumblr.com/37847ba1fbf9533594524e5e0861e692/tumblr_inline_mi0y2eMnvT1qz4rgp.gif
  25. While WoD is definitely the big dog in this...

    While WoD is definitely the big dog in this subsection of the hobby, it doesn’t really have enough power to truly stifle creative competition. To the contrary, I’d assert that it’s enormous...
  26. Sure...but if the game strives to be all things...

    Sure...but if the game strives to be all things to all people, you get the kind of RPG that- to some people- suffers from bloat and possibly even imbalances. See D&D.
  27. I would love to run a game based on something...

    I would love to run a game based on something like Imajica, Weaveworld, Great & Secret Show, Neverwhere, Koontz’s Odd Thomas books or any number of modern fantasy/horror works. But few dedicated...
  28. TFT had skills, and was pretty clearly a...

    TFT had skills, and was pretty clearly a precursor to GURPS.
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    Elliot Roberts has died....

    Elliot Roberts has died.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/obituaries/elliot-roberts-dead.html
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    Starbrand?

    Starbrand?
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    Like I said, I don’t want to hear Keanu’s attempt...

    Like I said, I don’t want to hear Keanu’s attempt at a creole accent. (Even in that gif, it was terribad.)
  32. Another vote for a toolkit RPG system. ...

    Another vote for a toolkit RPG system. Cherrypick the elements you like from other games, ditch the rest.
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    Well, I’ve read the entire Incarnations...

    Well, I’ve read the entire Incarnations series...a while back. I have the first 19+ of the Xanth books, and several others novels of his besides.

    In truth, though, I haven’t read anything by...
  34. Honestly? I never liked them. And I love 3.5Ed...

    Honestly? I never liked them. And I love 3.5Ed in general.
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    I don’t think I want to hear Keanu’s attempt at a...

    I don’t think I want to hear Keanu’s attempt at a creole accent.

    Longshot, OTOH...
  36. Just like bettas. 107198

    Just like bettas.
    107198
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    I can’t tell you how many campaigns I’ve designed...

    I can’t tell you how many campaigns I’ve designed and run in one system- usually HERO- but that was based in a setting from another game.
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    Life imitates Art. The part about “interviewer”...

    Life imitates Art. The part about “interviewer” reminds me of our dogs and “The Toaster Trot”.

    For reasons we do not understand*, one of our border collies started doing laps of our kitchen-...
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    As much as I love the Dead Parrot, I have to give...

    As much as I love the Dead Parrot, I have to give this match to “The Germans”.

    But even then, I have seen things I thought were funnier than that...for a few minutes. Few are as overall as...
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    Philippe Cerboneschi (also known as "Zdar") has...

    Philippe Cerboneschi (also known as "Zdar") has died:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48701514
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    You’re undead to me.* * I’m no zealot....

    You’re undead to me.*





    * I’m no zealot. Certain funky cheeses and Piers Anthony novels are not good. But to dismiss the as categories? NEVER!
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    Zardoz has enjoyable elements. The other two are...

    Zardoz has enjoyable elements. The other two are merely risible.

    Assuming the more Zardoz ISU a film gets, the worse it is, The Room surpasses the entire output of Ed Wood by orders of magnitude....
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    Never saw it, but your point is congruent with my...

    Never saw it, but your point is congruent with my gut feelings on the comparative show structures.
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    I might flip those, but I loved both. They’d...

    I might flip those, but I loved both. They’d both be in my top BritCom list, but they wouldn’t be in the top 2 slots. Monte Python is my #1, for many reasons- it was my gateway drug into British...
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    FWIW, I agree Community & Arrested Development...

    FWIW, I agree Community & Arrested Development were both brilliant. And I had less of a problem with these shows’ depiction of nerd culture than TBBT’s take. But then again, nerd culture wasn’t...
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    Tommy Wiseau’s The Room is arguably one of the...

    Tommy Wiseau’s The Room is arguably one of the worst movies ever made...the only argument being whether it is actual THE worst.*




    * IMHO, The Creeping Terror is worse...but not by much.
  47. HERO is very much like that. I don’t recall...

    HERO is very much like that. I don’t recall GURPS being similar in that regard, but it very well could be.
  48. I’ve never been a fan of GURPS, but I was a...

    I’ve never been a fan of GURPS, but I was a member of a group for 3-4 years in which GURPS was one of the major systems played. They even did playtests- I participated in the one for V:tM. For my...
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    Given his delivery of “Your planet?” in The Day...

    Given his delivery of “Your planet?” in The Day The Earth Stood Still, as well as his efforts in Point Break, I Love You To Death, Johnny Mnemonic, the Matrix franchise and the Bill & Ted movies, my...
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    Currently have 3 new CDs in my car’s 6 disc...

    Currently have 3 new CDs in my car’s 6 disc changer: Rival Sons’ Feral Roots, Santana’s Africa Speaks, and Gary Clark, Jr.’s This Land, replacing some Al Di Meola, Joe Bonamassa, and Roby Lakatos.
    ...
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    This article squashes some of the rumors, but...

    This article squashes some of the rumors, but eventually concludes no real reason has as yet been given.
    https://screenrant.com/swamp-thing-cancelled-dc-universe-reason-why/
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    No group is uniform; monolithic...and that’s a...

    No group is uniform; monolithic...and that’s a good thing.
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    Genetic anomaly, black ops super soldier...

    Genetic anomaly, black ops super soldier AWOL/reject/merc...

    Just do some Clarkian reskinning of the magic as experimental tech, and you’re golden. Even the dragons could be biotech gone wild.
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    I’ll just say that if you’re contemplating GURPS,...

    I’ll just say that if you’re contemplating GURPS, any toolkit system you feel comfy using should work as well- especially if you have a strong idea for how you want your campaign to run.
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    In a sense, probably. It’s a very common social...

    In a sense, probably. It’s a very common social dynamic that people within a group can say things about a group that will get an outsider attacked. See: family, ethnicities, nationalities, schools,...
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    Personally, yes. But I was also bullied for...

    Personally, yes. But I was also bullied for being black, for being overweight, for being Catholic and other things, so it all blended together.
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    Mom was a big fan of TBBT, but I found it merely...

    Mom was a big fan of TBBT, but I found it merely OK. I’d watch it with her if I were around her when it was on, but didn’t watch it on my own.

    In part, my disinterest was due to me being in a...
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    You don’t see a “Reply with quote” button? ...

    You don’t see a “Reply with quote” button?

    Edit: I see- you mean how quoting is interacting with blocking. Apparently, the app doesn’t support blocking. That, FWIW, is not related to the...
  59. DRAMA! Been a bit of event planning whiplash....

    DRAMA!

    Been a bit of event planning whiplash.

    One of my cousins has been dating a (very nice) German guy for a couple years now, and they recently got engaged. After consultation with an...
  60. 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.
  62. 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...
  63. :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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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.
  69. 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!
  71. 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!”
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  80. 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...
  81. 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.
  86. 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....
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. 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
  92. 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
  95. 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...
  96. 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
  98. 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...
  99. 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.
  100. Two or three strikes could result in a permaban.

    Two or three strikes could result in a permaban.
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