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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
Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
Actually, I was just referring to the dwarf voiced by Billy Connolly.
(I probably should have made it singular, but meh.)
Had a chance to see it a short while ago.
I agree with much of the criticism here, though I still did like it the most of the 3 Hobbit movies (not that that's much of a hurdle).
Plus, my love of dwarves (from when I first read the Hobbit and LotR years ago, and then later cemented with FR11 Dwarves Deep (1990) and the Complete Book of Dwarves a year later) really helped this movie along.
- more awesome dwarven architecture? Check.
Good enough for me.
Oh, for sure. But "why not just outright ban teleport" is still a dumb statement - even in the face of Diego's comments. As I said - It would still allow one to teleport to any location one has been to, for example.
I may be sort of out of line with this and if I am I apologize. But if you have such a fear of your players abusing your generosity why are they your players anyway? I feel there should be a matter of trust between GM and players.
You unquestionably are.
Note he said "actual guarantee". And he's right - it's also something one can't get.
Given how cranky (and unforgiving) some publishers are (especially if there are watermarks with one's name in it, etc), the risk may not be worth it given the possible (however small) blowback... sometimes one feels an 'abundance of caution' is needed.
(Hell, even one's own mother isn't an absolute guarantee - "Oh, sweetie, I just shared it with this one friend...")
Why not just outright ban teleport, since obviously you're going pretty far out of your way to make sure it doesn't work.
?? A strange comment. Why ban it? It would still allow one to teleport to any location one has been to, for example.
(I'm not advocating a position re: scry info, etc., here. I'm just pointing out the silly baby-with-bathwater comment that sometimes infests the Paizo boards.)
Vincent Takeda wrote:
*shrug* It would entirely depend on how 'over the top' it was at the table. Something minor and on occasion? Meh. All the time every session over and over in every conversation loudly and repetitive? Deal-breaker.
What if you were thinking about making this table your regular weekly table and you found out the player 'gravitates to this type of character consistantly across several campaigns.'
Would probably grate on us (as in, both me and my group). We probably wouldn't be that tolerant of it over time.
No two gamers are alike and who wants them to be?
<quietly raises hand...>
(BTW - there is such a thing as mutually incompatible gamers, styles, and/or personalities. It's real.)
I don't know what you're talking about. Other people have mentioned fanservice long before I did.
Try again. (Or rather: Don't.)
I don't mind fanservice in anime at all, but what does kill me, is when girls have, like, quintuple triple G breasts in them. For example, Highschool of the Dead, I think, would be a lot better show if all of the girls weren't so incredibly stacked.
If I'm going to get fanservice, this is the kind that I want.
Andrew Turner wrote:
I'm wondering - how did (do) you feel about Resident Evil (notably RE 1-3 and CV)?
Unassuming Local Guy wrote:
The question is this, when your players stumble onto something that may unbalance the campaign just by noticing story patterns...how do you adjust?
I cheer and do nothing else.
My players actually pay attention to the story? Learn from it and start making adjustments that make sense within the story and campaign world? Howdy-doody, I'm happy! Watching the players figure out those sorts of things is why I like DMing.
Oh, good lord. Into Darkness was easily as bad.