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The best backstories are outlines with just one short story about a memorable moment to fill in personality a backstory otherwise couldn't do. As you adventure you can make new short stories to fill in more areas of her past. But overwhelming the GM is never a good idea. And if you fill in too much detail ahead of time you lose the advantage of filling it in AFTER experiencing the world or other players, who will make such stories more relevant and involving.
I would love to inspire you to grind... but I never could stand grinding even when I had the time. It was just SO boring... That's why I still suck at PvP in my MMO even though I have been there for years. I am just unwilling to grind for long.
You could just dust it off and see how far you get without grinding?
As we pick up the story of the Systems Alliance we crushed the Cerberus cell and acquired point defense guns from their computers. Go Alliance!
However we were driven by an arms race with the Rauthim to create a fleet of light warships. If this was to end in a first contact war we didn't want to be on the losing side! As a side benefit our relay links south were cut off by aggressive space monsters and we needed to show them Humans need that space lane clear! Why can't they be friendly like the Cytaline Entity or those space Ameobas? And surprise! The Rauthim have grown to like us (not see us as a threat) and offered some trade. As relations improve our fleet punches through the space monsters and clears the way south.
South was a surprise to... the um... (who programmed this game anyway?!)Empire to the south turned out to us Mass Relays like us... they liked us WAY too much I think as well. The slimy beings to the south were some manner of fanatical "lover of all aliens". We wished Captain Jennifer Lopez and Captain Mirina Sirtis the best of luck as we sent them into the slime empire to explore the Relays.
Expansion became the priority and we managed to snag a habitable world of the border of Slime Empire with a quickly deployed colony ship packed with the only people in the empire willing to live up close and personal to the Slimeoids; Our VI Robots.
That is when we hit our next crisis... we ran out of space to expand and ran out of the ability to manage more worlds. So we began experimenting with Sector Government in the Terminus Systems. Will the Systems Alliance get the hang of sector government in time to continue expanding? Or are we too late to the prize and doomed to a small size?
I have been continuing to watch Food Wars (Shokugeki no Soma) and I have to say I liked season 1 better. It seems the entirety so far of season 2 is just the cooking competition. And while I love watching the big show downs I miss the character growth and story development they had in season 1. I find myself wishing they would do more between the duels. Still I am addicted to cooking shows and will watch it regardless.
I would reply to Tacticslion's wall of text with one of Aranna's simple sayings: I love Math... most of the time.
In my experience math has always been super easy... well not always. Have you ever had those moments where you reach the limit of your intelligence? That you have to just keep bashing your head against the problem, eat, sleep, and live the problem till you FINALLY just get it? At that very moment when it all becomes clear and you realize you just increased your intelligence stat. Yeah? That happened to me in math. When I went from algebra (something I could do in my sleep... literally) to calculus... I hit that wall hard. Like slamming a fighter jet into a mountain side. I could read a novel or sleep in math class and still ace every test but NOT in calculus. I had an emotional breakdown over it. Going from A+ to D instantly was emotionally devastating. I wish I had a tutor like Tacticslion back then but I was SO smart that I had never needed to ask for help I didn't know how to ask for help. So my grades, my scholarship, and my finances crashed and burned. When you DO GET IT it is like complete freedom. But I got it too late to save my grades for that semester.
NEVER underestimate the value of outside advice like a tutor. It can save you.
The Systems Alliance had a bit of an energy crisis during expansion and stalled the humans till we could upgrade our reactors. We have uncovered no fewer than THREE Prothean data caches and encounter some space creatures as we begin exploring what lay beyond the Mass Relay...
President Shepard was excited to be able to travel such vast distances in such a short time and commissioned a second research ship. Also plans began in earnest to start the first human colony in Sirius! Who were these Prothean's and why leave the relays here for us to find? A mystery that MUST be solved!
Then we meet the enigmatic Rauthim a race of Religious Fanatic Insectoids. They have Mass Relays but haven't learned to use them, Instead they use a strange Warp Drive technology. As the Systems Alliance works hard to establish common ground with our new neighbors tragedy strikes. Raiders funded by Cerberus began attacking the Relay point near our new colony. WHY?! These human supremacists are well funded and have advanced ship armor, they make short work of the Allianace corvettes and wipe out a civilian construction fleet and a mining station before newer Alliance corvettes armed with coil guns and deflectors can corner them and chase them back to a secret Cerberus facility in Zehir. As I type this the siege of Zehir is begun. What secrets lay in the Cerberus computers? Can Cerberus repel the Alliance? We can only wait and see.
Well I started playing Stellaris. And so far it's pretty fun. Maybe that is because I was able to create and play as the Systems Alliance from the Mass Effect universe. They are Materialistic/Militaristic/Individualistic and I gave them the Nomadic Advantage to facilitate the big issue the other races have with them... they expand too quickly. Oh and I added a Dissident faction to simulate Cerberus too. They use Mass Effect relays as FTL of course (Hyperspace perfectly simulates this).
It isn't that I ignored your explanation it's that I reject it. Only people with deep close friendships aren't loners?! Huh? That makes no sense. A loner is "a person who prefers not to associate with others." to quote the dictionary. They all associate with others freely and clearly enjoy it.
Also I begin to see what you clearly missed that gave you the impression about talking about it working.
In the dialogs between the Kings and Moid at various points you can piece together that the only reason he stopped the war with De Mitrio is because he thought he had lost... NOT because he feared Madoka punching him... the whole punch thing was just for humor. So in essence Madoka's efforts just gave him the way out from having all the various factions attack him after his plot was revealed. But that changed when Moid gave him a way to open the portal without the girls. And he immediately attacked again.
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne...
I have watched all of season 1 and 2 and can now give a proper review.
- First, I partially retract my comment about the sexualization of the girls. This seems to have just been a stunt used at the start of season 1 to attract a bigger audience by influencing those who are into such stuff to try the show out. It doesn't continue. In fact most of the show is completely free of it.
- Secondly her cousin Youko makes complete sense now. This is because they do almost nothing to explain what is happening or why in season 1. In fact the entirety of season 1 seems to just be the establishment of the friendship between Madoka, Lan, and Muginami, and their bonding with the VOX robots.
- Also once the girls start meeting people at the school it's made very clear all three are very popular. So I again have no idea how Alzrius got "loners" out of the show at all?
- Last correction is again confusion over Alzrius's statement that everything is resolved by forcing people to talk it out. In fact the ONLY thing ever resolved by such action is the relationship between the girls themselves. Ultimately such an attempt ended in complete failure. The real resolution was...
The alternate dimension that has the power to grant wishes.
- Ultimately the show is VERY character driven and has well developed characters. Which is a huge PLUS!
- The show is heavy handed about one thing. The power of friendship. But it makes complete sense since the key friendships involved are between the pilots of three ancient super robots which feed on emotions and literally get more powerful the stronger their friendship is.
Over all the show is a comedic juxtaposition between their life as schoolgirls and as super robot pilots. It is a fun feel good show which will leave you feeling uplifted and happy by the end. Well worth watching all the way through season 2.
o.OI... I think I would watch that. Just not on facebook.
I so love my cooking shows.
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Don't say that you will damage my high opinion of him. :(
The Doomkitten wrote:
No need to worry he activated it in July and nothing happened... It may be broken.
Skyrim Rampage Cap'n Yesterday wrote:
I prefer Aranna's rule #1 for video games if you are unsure SAVE the game.
I have been thinking about why rolling a 7 is NOT considered dumping a stat and why buying a 7 in point buy IS. And I think it boils down to the fact that when rolling YOU aren't in control of those stats, rolling a 7 is the dice dumping your stat not you. And you gain NOTHING by the dice giving you that 7. Where as in point buy YOU are the one in control YOU chose to dump a stat AND you are gaining extra points by doing so.
As far as multiple play throughs are concerned my logic is ;
The Doomkitten wrote:
~reads list~Hmmm? I hadn't considered Thane. Probably the whole dying bit made me exclude him. I also don't recall any romantic dialog options with him... I hate to spoil a relationship with him by reading how online, but I wonder how to start it... Maybe I just missed the start point somehow.
Well as I near the end of my 4th Mass Effect play through I wonder if the romance options will be better in Andromeda?
My pathetic history at romancing in Mass Effect:
Infiltrator2: Avoided a romance in ME1. And I was still weighing my options with Jacob in ME2 when I was surprised by a dialog choice that let me start something with Garrus... I decided to give the crazy bird a try. And I regretted nothing. He was amazing from 2 through 3.
Soldier: I wanted something stable and different... So with much reluctance I tried Liara. I stuck with Liara all the way through 1 to 3. A good couple... I found myself dreading any sex scenes however. Guess I better stick with guys.
Sentinel: I wanted to see if the game would let me end with a child on the way or some such (and not little blue children). So that meant human males only. I started with Kaiden but couldn't wait to do the Treppa thing and off him before he could dump me in ME2. I had to drag Jacob into a relationship in ME2 so I was kind of happy it didn't work out in ME3. So... Vega was my last hope! And I was eager after all his flirting. But he NEVER does anything more than flirt... and to top it off I get drunk and wake up with Javik... Ugh. No luck at kids in my 4th time through.
When I get to my 5th play through (right before Andromeda) I will maybe crawl back to Kaiden as distasteful as that is and see how it goes with him... ~sigh~
Is the ONLY good romance option Garrus? That seems way too limited for SO MANY characters.
Syrus Terrigan wrote:
If I drank all that I would be dead before I left the bar.
captain yesterday wrote:
Wait... There is only one type of player who always wins Risk... The table smooth talker. You know the guy who can always convince people the OTHER guy is the real threat. He builds and betrays alliances with ease and no one ever suspects him till he conquers it all. Man that guy is hard to play against.
My most memorable scythe crit was during a neverwinter nights 1 game while playing a high level paladin weapon master specializing in a scythe when I slaughtered an entire great room full of giants with crit after crit as they charged me. Not a single one of them actually landed a blow on me and I one shot killed most of them. It didn't hurt that my holy avenger was a scythe.
David M Mallon wrote:
The process of canning removes pretty much all nutrients from the veggies.
There is a download out on the web that turns the Win 10 start bar into a Win 7 one. I found it very helpful to remove that annoying one and get the old one I liked back.
Freehold DM wrote:
I might be wrong... But GM III doesn't have a core fighter. And why is Zeon protecting my house? They love Haro or am I some secret Zeon princess?