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Lord Snow wrote:
Except that's not the case, either. Set is exactly right.
OtherShield seems to be filled with fantastically stupid people. When Gonzalez is blabbing away to Bobbi about how Skye nearly killed 7 Shield agents and she points out that they tried to shoot her first, he starts blabbing on about doing so because she's "dangerous" was a conversation mired in lunacy. Running away is "dangerous"? Running away from a surprise incursion by military-spec'd strangers? Uh huh.
Why Bobbi didn't say: "Dude. I was right there" is beyond me. [Hyperbole]
Steve Geddes wrote:
It's not an issue if you own everything from the beginning and keep on top of stuff,
Nah. I'm a big fan of the Realms (still run 2e-era Realms [in 3.x] to this day), owned/read everything, and it was still an issue. I like the Realms despite all that timeline-advancement nonsense, not because of it. The timeline advancement damaged the setting, no question.
Timeline/campaign advancement is the DM's job, not the setting's.
Freehold DM wrote:
Sure. Reverse your entire paragraph so it's the opposite of what you wrote.
(Other than novel-related stuff. Then your statement is accurate. But game stuff? Nope.)
Freehold DM wrote:
The zhentarim are one of many poorly thought out evil organizations/governments in the forgotten realms campaign setting that for whatever reason was poised to control the world (or their part of the world) before being Scooby-Doo'd by the PC or Elminster. Their level of competence, overall scope of plans, and residence upon the evil/Neutral axis depends on who's writing the story/running the game.
(Though I agree that the novels stink.)
But in any case, the dumb has been strong in this show for the last little while (well... stronger than usual).
Everything from the previously-mentioned-in-this-thread Arrow's return, to the hilarious comment from Slade (paraphrased) "You're growing apart from Thea - I can see it in your eyes". Ah, the most overused CW nonsensical quote, used yet again. Especially hilarious when it's abundantly clear in the show that - due to events/skills - Oliver has never been as close to Thea as he is right now. But... CW.
Oh, and the city seems to be filled - entirely - with the worst investigators the world has to offer. Ray: "Hood! Arrows! The Arrow must now be EVIL!" Right. Because no one else in the world can wear a hood and shoot arrows.
Mark Hoover wrote:
I just wish they'd resolve him and move on. The whole rest of the show is gritty and filled with angst, and then there's Ray.
No thanks. Ray makes the show tolerable.
And I'm tired of ganking allies. Gets old, fast. (Keeping Firestorm alive, and a potential ally when the writers feel like it, made Flash that much of a better show.)
Big Lemon wrote:
For us - the GM absolutely has the right (though generally only in the "may not be in the backstory" direction). If the player creates a backstory for the PC in which they know, personally and friendly, every noble in the land... mehhhh. No.
Both the player and GM must agree.
I'm not sure about those other items - I'd probably need examples. (They seem a bit vague and undefined for me to say anything about them.)
On a separate note, the final dungeon has the PCs ostensibly chasing the BBEG through a dungeon ... but none of the stuff that attacks them in the dungeon attacked him as he passed through. :\
Ugh. That's the worst. That sort of thing would drive my players nuts if I didn't go through the pain and time-consuming effort to fix that awful error. (And I don't blame them.)
Some of the best news I ever heard in quite a while. (But I don't truly understand the article heading "ignore Aliens 3 and Resurrection", because everyone knows there's only 2 Aliens movies.) ;)
And I'm further excited about Blomkamp, as I consider both District 9 and Elysium to be among the best movies I've ever seen.
Mind you, Paizo's not nearly as bad as WotC was....
As time goes on, I'm not so sure about that...
In any case, I consider Paizo's Mythic to be as bad as WotC's Epic - but with Epic, at least, the problems don't come until past 20th level. With Mythic, you can potentially get a whole host of problems immediately. Bleh.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
That would be awesome.
Meh. I disagree.
There was an entire book written in 3.5 with the idea of cohorts taking Leadership (and their cohorts taking Leadership, and so on). (Power of Faerun, for those who were wondering.)
It was awesome. We continue to use it heavily.
Ernest Mueller wrote:
I don't understand why people have this mental block only with RPGs as opposed to every single other form of art and media they deal with.
I find this somewhat hard to believe.
every single other form of art and media they deal with.
is simply untrue.
We like to call it "roleplaying."
Good for you?
*gasp*! I thought/think R.O.D the TV was one of the greatest series of all time. (I did also like the prequel.)
In our group:
What was written (occurred in the 'past'/before the campaign starts) is unalterable - the GM discussed and accepted it, after all.
After that: Any events that occur after the PC has entered the party (and time marches on) is totally fair game. We're all aware of that, and prefer it that way.
(It also helps that we're all very good long-time friends, so we all know what would be distasteful to each other. For example, nothing 'terrible' to wives, no child-killing, etc.)
Would you have told them all that before the product was released?
(Heck, the updated AP descriptions for Giantslayer aren't even out yet.)
Your expectations are interesting... but premature.
Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
It's still chugging along. It will either be released at the time of the Cults KS or the Northlands KS depending on how soon it gets finished. So Q1 or Q2 is the current estimate. We haven't forgotten about it. :-)
That's really good news. I bought the 'subscription' from way back when and I really liked vol 1... but it's hard to be patient for vol 2!
(Though I do scowl at you a bit for missing it in your 2015 Previews... kind of a 'kick me when I'm down' sort of thing.) :D