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Yours is mined wrote:
Full agreement...if you want a well run, hard mode game, try GM Nebten. Hoo boy!
I recall playing a war game against someone at a Con a billion years ago. That dude flipped his dice in a way that they flew through the air and landed generally on 5 and 6 (6 sided dice). No tumbling, more like holding them between finger and thumb and flipping them. A trick. A cheat. It really soured me.
This is why dice need to bump up against a surface in Vegas type dice games. Best if everyone uses a little dice cup--the same for everyone--or a dice tower. Or even a dice program as long as everyone sees it.
I'm an atheist, and I do find polytheism, animism, and fantasy settings with a bunch of fallible, not omnipotent gods to be quite fun.
I also like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, as their protagonists don't hit the God/Eru Iluvatar auto-win button too much (Eagles notwithstanding). :)
Lord of Light--what an amazing, amazing book.
I usually play faithful characters in Pathfinder. Why not? The gods exist in that setting.
I started with First Ed. AD&D (eff D&D!), but then I took a…oh, 22 year break after high school.
I'm just glad that friends pointed me towards Pathfinder.
I don't count myself as a grognard in any way, as my thinking has never been set in stone, nor did I have any truly rad mechanical game experience from my youth (see above) (yes, used the word 'rad')…so I feel like I finally learned how to play by the rules just a few years ago.
But I do have Dragon #48! 1st Edition Gamma World! Old Ral Partha figurines!
Funny, the only groups I can think of that practice polygamy and pedophilia are extremely fundamentalist religious groups, e.g., the FLDS. If you can't see that the slippery slope argument is specious and obnoxious, I am sorry.
Anyhow, religious rights end where the civil rights of others begin. Full stop. You can't beat a child or shoot a person in the head and go "hey, it's my religious right to do so!" Laws are limited in scope by the purview of other laws.
Oh, speaking of Baphomet, I'm wondering if The Satanic Temple* will create a storefront in Indiana now, and only allow gays and nonreligious folk to patronize.
TOZ--pinky swear promise. I took a picture of Graboid leavings in my front yard. I mean, it could have been ants or earthworms, but really, Graboids make the most sense.
*-not really Satanists, but hilarious nonetheless.
Did Divinitus just tell us to synthesize our own drugs? o.0
Who's worked in a lab here? -raises hand-
Even making pharmaceutical grade aspirin to the proper dose isn't trivial. I don't have the lab equipment laying about. The common citizen certainly doesn't. Great smoking FSM. Cannot tell if trolling…Poe's Law in full effect.
GM Fuzzfoot wrote:
Hey GM Fuzzfoot, any chance you can get your sign-up listed up at the top with the rest of the GMs? I don't know which gods you have to appease in order to do that, but it could be helpful.
Ok, not much of a backstory, but I have my weakling Gnome Expert who will become a Dirge Bard after leveling up. Young + Gnome = Weak! I took Seeker of Knowledge and need to make Darkvision show up somehow.
Male young gnome expert 1 (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary)
NG Tiny humanoid (gnome)
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +6
AC 15, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+1 armor, +2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 8 (1d8)
Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +2; +2 vs. illusions
Speed 20 ft.
Melee light mace +4 (1d3-2)
Ranged heavy crossbow +4 (1d6/19-20)
Space 2.5 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Str 6, Dex 14, Con 11, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 18
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 8
Feats Prodigy[UM], Weapon Finesse
Traits - custom trait -
Skills Acrobatics +2 (-2 to jump), Bluff +9, Diplomacy +9, Knowledge (religion) +9, Linguistics +7, Perception +6, Perform (keyboard instruments) +10, Perform (percussion instruments) +10; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Gnome, Infernal, Sylvan
Other Gear leather armor, crossbow bolts (20), heavy crossbow, light mace, Percussion, 21 gp, 5 sp
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in low light, distinguishing color and detail.
Prodigy (Perform [keyboard instruments], Perform [percussion instruments]) Gain a +2 bonus on two Craft, Perform, or Profession skills.
DescriptionKwellin possesses unsettling red eyes in a flecked gray face topped with a shock of green and black hair. He is usually poring over a book of Draconic lore, fidgeting with his spirit bells, or fussing over a scrap of parchment related to the gods and the undead. When not nose-deep in a book, he is usually pestering Carlissa Nozzledazzle for more lessons—and then running off to ask Hugnir about the hungry dead.
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There's something interesting in this experience you note: that most women who were invited to play lost interest as they weren't as interested in RPG's, period. That makes me wonder if RPG's are not necessarily the entry point of interest that matters, but an early interest in science fiction, fantasy, and gaming in general. I don't know any statistics offhand, but I would imagine that fewer women take an interest in these areas at an early age, probably due to societal/familiar pressure away from them and towards other things.
Of course, I'm busy telling my preschool daughter stories about dragons and mythology, and she has a (carefully monitored, plastic) sword. Fate: Accelerated may appear on the family table in the future!