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Recent content by Sepulchrave II

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    Books everyone seems to love, but you just can't

    I still enjoy this one, but find the many different POV confusing.
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    Books everyone seems to love, but you just can't

    Oooh.... *Shannara series. Read the first few pages of Sword of Shannara when I was 13. That was enough. Utter dreck. *Belgariad. Read it when I was 14. Enjoyed it at the time, but nonetheless felt soiled afterwards. Rapidly came to hate it. *First heard Hitch Hiker's Guide in the original...
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    Religion in Call of Cthulhu: Boon or Bane?

    I had an Anglican clergyman named Victor in a 1920s British Cthulhu campaign. His prayers and Thompson smg proved equally ineffective against a lloigor.
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    Buffy: An Appreciation and a Ranking!

    I enjoyed the show when it was current, but Buffy hasn't aged well. Joss Whedon's naiive fetishism is kind of painful. /dissenting opinion
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    [NSFW] A Chilling Connection Between D&D, Myth, And The Real World.

    I think you'll find that Epiphanius - and Irenaeus - had a certain axe to grind, and their judgment of rival sects was a little partisan. Unfortunately, we don't have any sources from the groups which actually venerated this (Aeon? God? Archon?) as they were mysteriously burnified in the 3rd...
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    A supposedly great thing that I'll never watch again- Great media that left you cold

    Every superhero movie since X-men in 2000. Every franchise sequel ever made (honorable exceptions: ESB & Godfather II); even Terminator 2 & Aliens are annoying to me now. Edit: Every sitcom ever, except Fawlty Towers. Just hate the format.
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    Thoughts on Mind Stuff: Who's your Psychic?

    The Saga of the Exiles by Julian May, for god-tier mental powers.
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    Do you consider learning a new game to be unpleasant work?

    I can't really get behind the work/fun binary choice. How about enjoyable work? Industrious fun?
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    What are your player behavior rules in F2F games?

    I only game with close friends of many years, so... 1) Don't get so drunk or high that you are incapable of playing 2) Bring an exciting new cheese and your character gets a bonus action point
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    Grounded or Gonzo?

    Either completely grounded or out-of-the-park gonzo. It's the stuff in the middle I have problems with.
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Jewish magic items?

    First, you have to canaanize them; then yahwify them; then mazdafy them; then hellenize them; and finally diasporize them.
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    Brainstorming an Alt-Dimension/Quasi-Star Trek setting

    Regardless of their actual cultural and temporal distance from ancient Rome, a neo-Roman space empire might well emphasize the trappings of tradition, and self-consciously emulate certain aspects of an idealized Roman past. This tendency is pretty common in all cultures; conservatism coupled...
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    Played some Classic Traveller today

    Mercator sets the game in the first century CE in the eastern Roman Empire. It works rather well if you’re interested in this period (I am). Link is straight to pdf. https://www.freelancetraveller.com/magazine/2010-04/mercator.pdf
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    Played some Classic Traveller today

    I’ve always assumed that when characters have a noble rank, it’s a local title from some backwoods world, rather than an imperial rank. It’s kind of absurd otherwise - imperial dukes govern subsectors.