Scott Betts wrote:
The point isn't that the deck is stacked in the major parties' favor, and thus your vote won't matter. It's that you effectively are stripping a vote from one of the two candidates that stands a chance of being elected, making the actual outcome of the election worse for yourself than if you had just voted for a major party in the first place.
I respectfully agree and disagree with you, Scott. I agree that you are effectively stripping a vote from one of the two candidates that stands a chance of getting elected. Absolutely true.
I disagree that it makes the outcome worse for yourself. I do not believe that either of the major candidates has my best interest at heart. Since things will be just as bad for me regardless of who gets elected, the outcome for myself is the same; neither better nor worse.
I have voted for Ralph Nader in the last three elections, and while I could pull the lever with a clear conscience, I also figured out that it had about as much effect on things as flushing my toilet.
Scott Betts wrote:
People with that mindset are, collectively, responsible for the country electing Bush over Gore in 2000. I'm not sure why you think that situations like voting for Nader have no effect. The people who voted for Nader ended up responsible for eight years of President George W. Bush. You, or those like you, if you didn't reside in Florida, could have prevented that, but chose not to because they either a) thought their "symbolic action" was more important than the reality of electing a President, or b) didn't bother to think about the consequences of pulling the lever, and decided to reassure themselves that they have a clear conscience anyway.
Every person who voted in the 2000 and 2004 elections are collectively responsible for the country electing George W. Bush. Everyone who votes in the election is exercising their political muscle and at the end of election day, somebody wins the presidency. We all share the responsibility for that decision.
I think that symbolic actions are tremendously important. Symbolic actions are all that we have. Due to the electoral college, all US voting is symbolic. Likewise, a clear conscience is tremendously important. If you don’t listen to your conscience, what DO you listen to?
When I voted for a third party in the last election, my vote said “I disagree with what the Republicans are doing and with what the Democrats are doing. I will not support them, so I will vote against them.” The candidate I voted for did not get elected. The two major parties got the message: “There are people out there who don’t support you.” Also, the people who voted for Nader didn’t vote for George W. Bush. They voted for Ralph Nader.
This November, I will not vote for Barak Obama or for Mitt Romney. I will instead vote for someone else. Will they win the presidency? Unlikely. Will I still be able to say, with a clear conscience, “I didn’t vote for him,” when the president and congress passes more invasive legislation? Yes. Will I still be responsible for the results of the election? Yes, along with everyone else who voted in the election.
I have been so impressed with everything that have bought from Rite Publishing that I am backing this one. I am glad that you had a level that I can afford on my Rappan Athuk induced shoestring budget.
I wish I could afford the $100 pledge, but I can only throw in $15 for the pdf's this year.
I hope that we get lots of pledges. I hope we get to the Player's Guide and to the Bestiary!
I am very interested in paper minis, especially since I am in the military and tend to try to take an AP with me on any deployment or TDY.
Paper minis are a lot easier to get and transport out in the field. Just print 'em up before hand, stick 'em in an envelope, and send an email home when you need 'em shipped out. At the end of the deployment, take all your pennies, dimes and quarters out of them, and leave them behind.
One thing that Rich Burlew did with his paper minis for OOTS Kickstarter supporters was to make mounts mountable! He drew them with a little dotted line in the middle or slightly "forward" of the middle. You cut the dotted line and fold that portion the other way, creating a small flat space that can hold your PC!
Good art is a huge plus and would go a long way toward influencing me to purchase. Also including (or selling them as) line art so that I can color them in myself. I made that last part bold because the more I think about it the more I like it. It allows those of us without the time or talent to paint minis to effectively "paint" our own minis.
What creatures would I want?
I'll stop there for now. After seeing how expensive the Pathfinder Battles sets are, I am very strongly inclined to move to paper minis for my home games. If I have to choose whether to spend money on gaming material and have paper minis or buy plastic ones and have no leftover funds for gaming material, I'll take the paper minis.
Then I noticed on your kickstarter page that you are in the Army. I have to support a fellow servicemember-gamer. So I pledged what I could afford (digital only).
Thanks for serving, and here's hoping that we make those stretch goals!!
If not willing to pay $30-$40 for a new book, how about $6?
I believe that Veil of Truth: Space Opera Rules and Setting (PFRPG) PDF from Eridanus Books may have what you are looking for.
I cannot attest that it does have the weapons you are looking for, I don't own the book. But as I was reading the Free RPG day adventure, I got the sense that these items would be appropriate. You could always send a PM to jmberaldo here on the boards to find out.
Aaron, I think you are probably correct. We've kept our pricing at very reasonable levels to combat that.
The reasonable pricing is the only reason I was able to pledge. You guys were my last pledge for 2012.
Also, on a related note -- we are 666% funded as of right now. Somewhere, a demon lord laughs.
That's awsome and appropriate!
Somewhere = The Temple of Orcus in Rappan Athuk, of course!!
Keeping the Butter theme, a friend of mine once wanted to start a band called "The Undead Buttermuffins."
As far as I know, he wouldn't mind you using the name. I would buy whatever your first product was and give a copy to him if you were "Undead Buttermuffin Publishing," or something like that.
I am very intrigued by all these products. I have been reading through the Carrion Crown AP for the last couple of months. I am hoping to find enough gamers (and time) to run Carrion Crown while I am away at the NCO academy.
I have set them aside until I find out if I am acutally going to have the time to run a Carrion Crown campaign. If so, then I will pick them up. If/when I get them, I'll also try to get reviews written ASAP.
TPK Games wrote:
This make me like your company just that much more!
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: When the Kickstarter is complete you will get a survey asking for your relevant information (T-shirt size, Orcus or Tsathogga miniature, mailing address, etc). If I remember correctly, this is when you will be asked to pay your shipping costs.
Thanks for a quick answer!! I'll be at your website late this year/early next year!
Rob, I looked over that page and I did not see the Inner Sea World Guide listed. Is that book covered yet? Just curious since our group is considering purchasing Herolab, but one of my players is branching out into the Red Mantis class, and I wanted to be able to make up his character sheet properly once he gets there.
Considering means that I am working the budget numbers. Rappan Athuk has destroyed my gaming budget for the rest of the year, so I'm looking at this as a late Christmas present/ Early Birthday Present for myself.
@DemonicEgo: I'm in the same boat as you, except that I have continued to do proofreading after college. And I got my application in on time. ]:)
While I was deployed to Iraq, working in the command post, I kept myself busy by proofreading papers for some of our officers who were working on Master's Degrees.
I also wrote a Memorial Day speech for one of the officers. He had asked for ideas of what to speak about, so I wrote what I thought was a decent intro. He told me that he basically took what I wrote, tweaked a few words to make it fit the Columbus Ohio area and added "thank you" to the end.
Now I proofread all awards submitted by my Nat. Guard unit.
And now, let the interview process begin!!
I hope that the competition/ interview process doesn't involve duels to the death. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE (editor for JBE)!!!
My death as a result of fighting to the death over an editor position, would really upset Dearest Wife. And you don't want to upset DW...
SWEET!!!! I just sent this to all my players. Ever since I picked up and started reading this book, I have made it legal play in my game. My GM has done the same, but I'm the only one in the group who owns a copy. Now I hope everyone gets a copy!
That reminds me, I need to write up a review for this book...
+1 to this. My players aren't all that interested in megadungeons either, but I can drop in levels from these as side quests, as places to visit when the players go off in a direction that I had not planned for, etc.
Joined as a b-day present from me to myself.
Weird Al's Birthday Song:
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Well, it’s time to celebrate your birthday, it happens every year
Your daddy’s in the gutter with the wretched and the poor
Well, what’s the matter little friend, you think this party is the pits
It doesn’t take a military genius to see
*spoken*(come on boys and girls, sing along, ok? )*spoken*
There’s some punk in the alley and he’s looking for a fight
Of course you know the earth is gonna crash into the sun
And a pinch to grow an inch!
lyrics by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Here is your birthday present from me: Many thanks for your many reviews. I find them useful and informative. I have modeled my own review writing style loosly upon your reviews and Dark Mistress' reviews.
This is pretty much my plan as well, when I get around to this adventure and Rappan Athuk...
no, he saw V use the epic spell on the black dragon, so he knows V killed 'em all
Which does not preclude him from being promoted in the near future.
He is the one who initially set up the deal where V could make the bargain with the IFCC. Now he knows just how far reaching the effects of that temptation were and is likely eligible for promotion.
"Where am I"
"The Pit of Despair." *coughs* *clears throat* Don't even think about trying to escape. The chains are far too thick.
Looks like V is back in the game!!
Well... maybe not.
Rite Publishing wrote:
Rite Publishing policy is to never comment about plans for future books. This has to do with that I am the only full-time Rite Pub employee, and the rest are all freelancers, who have day jobs; The second is that when I do compilation books for print it has a roughly 4 month solicitation cycle.
I'm glad I found this before I posted the same question. I'll just make sure that I am setting aside a little money each month while waiting for my players to finish The Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde and The Red Hand of Doom. If there is a compilation of Faces of the Tarnished Souk then I will purchase it. If not, I will just buy the individual documents and make my own compilation.
Which reminds me that I have other Rite Publishing books to finish reading and reviewing...
I did get the gaming paper adventure (but through the kickstarted, not by going to a FreeRPG day event), though I have not had time to read through it yet. When I do (which will be at least a week away) I will see if I can get a review up for it as well as for the other Free RPG stuff that I have not downloaded yet, but which are in my queue.
One of my players is using the rules in Ultimate Magic to write up some pretty cool higher level Magic Missle spells (one very similar to what Halo of Stars sounds like). I'm going to pick this up to read through. I have already notified him to see if he is interested.
$1.00 is an easy impulse buy.
Tell the truth. "Yes. When I was out in the field yesterday, I saw them beseeching a mighty warrior for aid to protect and hide them. After they walked into the town I lost sight of them."
Undying Legacy of the First Ones is available here in print exclusively from Paizo.com for only $5. We do plan to release the PDF version for free in the near future.
Awesome! You rock! I have shopping carted it, it will arrive with my next subscription shipment.
Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
The little I've heard so far is that the Temple of Orcus went fast just about everywhere! If you didn't get a copy. It will be a free PDF in a few hours here on Paizo.com. Also, I will have a few print copies at PaizoCon on sale for $5.
For those of us who were not able to make it to free RPG day and are not getting to Paizocon, can we mail you a check for $5 plus shipping and when it clears you can mail a copy to us? Pretty please? With brains on top?
Or should I threaten? If you don't let me buy a print copy of Temple of Orcus, I will take a wild guess at where you live, shuffle over there and eat your brain (hopefully I guess correctly, otherwise someone else will be really unlucky)!!
TPK Games wrote:
If we hit the tier 3 ($3000, currently at about $2200) we will do a hardcover print run. I think that there is a lot of interest in that, so we will be happy to oblige.
Many thanks! This will be awesome!
I noticed right away that the goals were based on
Different names or titles given to Aragorn
Other stretch goal ideas: