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It was a dark and stormy night when my PCs came up with the cruelest of plans; They frequently played each side against each other in a paranormal cyberpunk game which featured a war between 3 BBEGs. I had this super annoying girl (think of Miranda Sings) NPC who was one of the groups main mission givers. They set her up on a date with their least favorite BBEG (the vampire lord) and sat back to watch the fireworks... it was a lot of work for me but everyone was laughing their ass off.
Sure it does... the direct straight line path between the entry and the crown was the safe path.
I once built an intricate maze of rooms with all manner of clever puzzles and guards. The players were sent in after a well known crown which was stolen. First thing they do when they get inside? Cast Locate Object... when I reviewed my map it turns out the only safe path through was exactly the path shown by the spell... They just waltz right to the center, grab the crown, and wander back out... game over. ~sigh~
Jerry Wright 307 wrote:
Thanks. There will always be bad GMs for any system no reason to discount a bunch of heroic medical techs who rush into bad situations to save people, and you can tell your GM that. :p
I did something similar when I was unemployed. I was in eight weekly games. Yes eight. I still wonder how I stayed sane. Although I only GMed one of those. Hmmm... 9 games if you count the "Magic School Bus adventures" I ran for people as spur of the moment things when we were all there and bored.
Lets see if I remember the 8 games: Heroes Unlimited (young heroes), 3.5e D&D (my amazing world campaign), Paladium Fantasy (invasion from another dimension), Cyberpunk (medical emergencies in Night City), Rifts (refugees in Chi-Town's shadow), Ninja's & Superspies (X-files game - one of these days I should actually locate and watch X-Files), 3.5e D&D (Munchkin's Evil Empire game), and Spacemaster (Mr Sexist tries a Lost in Space scenario). "magic School Bus" adventures was just whatever system people felt like and had characters ready to go for, Rifts, D&D, V&V, anything goes...
Ok I watched the silly video Peter...
I understand the maker was against spending money hence his favoring of Path of Exile (I have also played that game). But his only argument against Diablo 3 was story?! In Diablo 1 you get feed some story in books or dialog... hmmm the same as Diablo 2 or even 3, except 3 allowed you to keep playing while the tragic story is read to you. I may not have played 1 (it is before my time) but I have played 2 and it didn't have a better or more scary story than 3 did. I would clearly say 3 has a better one if you care to listen to it and not skip past. I mean in 2 your only motivation seems to be killing demons; In 3 you are fighting for the friends you meet. He does say Diablo 3 was a very well made game with addictive gameplay in his own words, and it is. And if he prefers the sort of non-story of 2 over the tragic story of 3, then that IS his opinion and he has a right to it. In his defense he seems hung up on the story of Diablo 1 which might be the REAL reason he doesn't like the newer stuff. Back then that story probably was scary and edgy. He may just be stuck in the past. He features the Butcher in his argument but The only story you get is "He tricked us into fighting a demon! Avenge us"... yep that is all of it... not much right? Ok so 3 didn't give you much more than that (Magda tricks you into fighting the demon in order to rescue your new friend), but at least the fight is far more exciting now.
How we speak has much the same effect as the clothes you wear. It shapes how others see us and how we see ourselves. If you speak like a street ganger then it will have much the same effect around others as dressing as a street ganger. It may be perfect for when you are hanging with a street gang but would likely cost you a job in an interview. Just as speaking in proper business manner will impress at an interview but leave you looking like a sell out to your gang buddies.
I have learned that it is a simple matter to adjust my speech to match the occasion. Think of it like role playing (something we should all be familiar with); if you are at a high society party then you speak with proper enunciation with no trace of any vulgarities and maybe even spruce up your language with a few attractive and witty words... just like the gown and jewelry you are wearing. Become high society in a high society event and you will be well received, change language to match the image you are presenting at the time.
Also it is a bit revealing the language people choose to use when they are being casual. When you are in casual mode you are at your most comfortable this is the closest to the real you.
That could be it. I wasn't really able to watch movies till like 1991... So by then Alien was really old. I actually saw Aliens first then Alien and Alien 3 when Alien 3 was released, and Resurrection when it came out. So that probably colored my opinion a lot.
Liking Alien Resurrection was never going to be the popular thing but then I like what I like, I certainly can't help it. I won't even try to defend it either... it was what it was.
I didn't like Alien 3... the whole movie rubbed me wrong.
I also didn't much care for Alien. It was just too typical a horror film I guess. And predictable is never a good thing for horror.
Aliens on the other hand was a masterpiece of film making. Edge of my seat kind of stuff. This will always have a place in my collection.
Freehold DM wrote:
Is my liking a film putting you at odds? I know it will never be a popular movie even in replays, but that doesn't take away it's charm.
I am not sure what you mean by the differences were not that big? Just look at Rynjin's disintegrate wizard vs mine which used fire spells and arcane torrent; very very different paths. BUT if either of us want to try something else, we just respec at our convenience. In D2 you needed to start a whole new character.
Oh my, the game has changed a lot since you last played. The auction houses are gone, but they are replaced with a FAR more generous loot system that now favors your class rather than the crazy system D2 and the old D3 system used that favored other classes. I LOVE the far better customization offered by D3 over D2; you can completely respec your skill choices at will allowing you to completely alter your build to match that cool new piece of gear you found.
Actually there is a sizable number of players out there that do just that. These entitlement players often think that even though the majority of the group wanted to play one theme they will go out of their way to try to make a character that forces the game in another direction completely. Fortunately most of these players are online players, making them easy to ban and replace... unfortunately that anonymity means they can get away with simply making a new account and playing that way. ~sigh~
I have to say I am with thejeff on this. If you can't be bothered to explore the why of your more unusual choices in your build it only advertises the fact that you don't want to play a "role" playing game, instead you want to play a wargame with a unit size of one. Which while it may be fun for some people, it isn't what I want to play.
Thank you Blayde, Ashram is awesome in a dark way.
Thank you R_Chance, I wish I was more familiar with Captain Akuh. I may have to add it to my watch list just to better think of you.
I guess the rest of you don't really identify with character's in a show? Cool, maybe this is why there is such a difference in how people react to shows? Either they are relating to different characters or not to any of them?
As with most things my tastes change... BUT for the most part I prefer a more serious game over a big joke game. I mean I love humor as much as the next girl but I do want the theme to remain serious in a campaign. Now one shots are a whole different story, feel free to ham it up in a less than serious one shot as much as the rest of the players want to. Even there I would stop it if it was ruining peoples fun... like too much Monty Python in a game that is supposed to be Gothic Horror in theme as an example.
I don't know anything about Titania; Is this "Girl Power" thing unlike her? I just assumed when I read that she was some 'feminist' flavored villain. The part with Freyja seemed in character though, she was letting this new Thor know she had allies... and enemies.
I however was totally confused when Thor struck down Titania AFTER she had surrendered. That doesn't strike me as the sort of person worthy of the hammer... unless the hammer's standards are more villainous than virtuous.
In case it isn't obvious, the version I play is the computer game version which came out within the last year or so. The AI has been getting better with each patch and the computers no longer alchemise their entire inventory when given the chance. In fact they now actively work against you and each other making them far more exciting to play with.
I was watching No Railgun again and it strikes me how much I identify with Misaka Mikoto, and it got me wondering is there an anime character you identify with? And why?
In my case the why is on many levels. While it is pretty obvious we aren't the same (I am not super powered for one :p ) I do have that compassion, the same "I will be your opponent" thing (although in my case it tends to just be in forum or face to face arguments), that willingness to overcome obstacles, we both have a not so normal best friend (in case you were wondering from other posts I made how a born again Christian girl ended up in a LGBT meeting), we are both basically nice to everyone regardless of their social level, we both were late bloomers.
Still I suppose Mikoto is pretty level headed compared to me at her age...
So will you share who you identify with?
Con survival can be pretty harsh...
Nonsense I usually have a great time at Cons. A cute outfit and a friendly smile can get me all kinds of free or discounted stuff. And for the encounter with the hygiene challenged a handkerchief scented with perfume hides any discomfort till the offender checks out some other table. And caffeine gets me past the long hours gaming.
This is easy to fix. First talk to everyone except the trouble maker and see if they want to kick him out. If they do then boot him, simple. However if they don't then start a new group and only invite the ones you like from this one. I would suggest you find a new GM as well, this guy is a total doormat and that isn't going to end well.
14- Characters start out as members of the community they live in rather than murder hobos. This means they get a package of extra abilities, skills, traits, and feats to represent the occupation they held before becoming an adventurer. An appropriate list will be provided by me suitable to the setting and level your characters will be starting. This also includes free occupational gear.
I have had one GM say she was going to see just how horrible she could make the game for me... Such upfront honesty was indeed a unique experience however.
May I ask, which posters gave you that impression?
Trigger Loaded wrote:
I can honestly say I have never encountered this. Usually by the time they can survive a 100 foot fall onto sharp rocks they have easy access to magic that lets them reach the bottom without harm.
As far as the movies are concerned I agree completely; just recast the role and keep going forward. So maybe on one level thejeff is right. If you are NOT going to care about continuity in your shows or books anyway then neither rebooting or retiring seem like good ideas. I love continuity... and so I hope they NEVER do a reboot with the MCU. A big part of the MCU's charm for me IS the continuity on display not just in one movie and its sequels but rather all the way across the entire line of super hero films. Because of that continuity I would be horrified by a reboot. If the actor gets too old either retire them in the show and let a new person inherit the role OR recast them; but PLEASE never reboot.
Oh and this goes for Thor and Ms Marvel as well, I hope they never reboot those books. I had never heard of an inhuman before Ms Marvel so when they did the inhuman thing on Marvel Agents of SHIELD I suddenly was excited "Hey this is like Kamala, I can't wait to see more". Someone above mentioned Thor being included in the new reboot... I really hope they are wrong or I will be very disappointed in the comic industry as a whole.