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Captain Battletoad wrote:
GreyWolfLord wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
With just me and the food I collected? Not sure that's a game cave...

You need to invite your game group with you and have enough food for them as well.

I have a game room in my basement. Unfortunately, I'd probably still die as it has a window in the room...so not deep enough or protected enough.

I live in North-East Texas, so most of us don't even have basements. We just have tornadoes.

oooh! Closer to DFW or Texarkana?


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Skeld wrote:

I'll say this: the mod tone here has grown stricter over the years (I've been here almost 10 years).

That said, I've noticed since the HumbleBundle thing a few months ago that Paizo is more willing to hand out perma-bans than they have been in the past. (I'm not implying the Bundle had anything to with it, only that they are loosely time-correlated events from my POV).

I've seen several long-time posters who've been banned because they had a history of fighting with other community members, getting modded, and the occasional temp-ban. I'm unaware of Ashiel's history with the mods, but if Chris's email is accurate (and I have no reason to believe it isnt), then it fits the trend I've noticed.

The point is, if you have a history of fighting with others here and butting heads with the mods about it, they're going to decide you're more trouble than you're worth at some point.

All the best to Ashiel.

-Skeld

I largely agree with this. I don't know the precise numbers (obviously) but from my personal estimation over the last 8 years; the forum community has doubled at least a few times. The larger community has different needs and likewise needs to be managed/moderated differently. This means that mods (who have other jobs) have less time to examine or find a root cause and will need to more frequently use a cleaver (no pun) rather than a scalpel. Several forumites with a few thousand posts are more will probably read this as "more aggressive" or some such. And it probably is, but it is only nessesary for a community of this size.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Alex Smith 908 wrote:
I'm showing the mods the same respect the pro mod team is showing Ashiel.
Respectfully, your words do not.
Alex Smith 908 wrote:
Though in other news another trans person concerned with Paizo's representation of trans issues was also banned following that thread without even an email exchange. The person in question was Raital Latral.
Regardless of what the entire story is behind that, what positive change do you hope to accomplish by angrily arguing about it here in the wee hours (3:07 AM local Paizo time) when no one with any answers or facts in evidence is here? If you want a positive outcome, this isn't the means to accomplish it.

Forums are asynchronous by nature. No consideration need be given to the work/sleep cycle of forum participants. And that's a feature, not a flaw.


TOZ wrote:
Well, Paizo sold 3.5 houserules on the quality of the art...

Fair, I can see why he chose to use the flip map art because they are beautiful. I'm actually surprised at the audacity of doing it without acknowledgement.


Marc Radle wrote:
Please don't take this the wrong way, but ... in addition to swiping the map art from Paizo for your demo (which you don't mention anywhere in your Kickstarter) so it really looks like that is the quality of the map art folks would get, instead of showing what the tiles will ACTUALLY look like ... isn't this basically the same as the 5" × 8" map tiles Paizo produces in their various Pathfinder Map Packs

If I understand correctly it isn't, because he has other things in the package like pregen PC/NPCs, monster cards, and the map tiles are mag backed. It is still sort of strange that he chose to demo it with the map packs rather than use like gaming paper as a stand in.


Irontruth wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
Irontruth wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Yes. The article is from February and isn't trying to say that black people should vote for Trump.

However, before Comrade Jeff whipped out his "whitesplaining," I don't believe Citizen Moonrunner was arguing that people shouldn't vote for Hillary, just an honest assessment of the Democrats and the Clintons.

I think this article provides that.

Don't forget the article's inherent sexism.

Cause we see a whole lot of articles blaming men for what their wife did at her previous job....

The article does spend time on Hillary herself, but it also talks about what Bill did an awful lot. Does it talk about Sander's wife at all? Heck, did any article ever? Hyperbole, I'm sure that there was at least one article that talked about her, possibly even a handful. The point is that male candidates are never asked to account for their wife's behavior.

I didn't know that Jane Sanders used to be a Vermont senator whose husband served as a salesman / surrogate for her misguided policies. Huh. Learn something new everyday.

Just to be clear, the best you got is a sarcastic comment framed as a fictional account. That's your proof there's no sexism.

Pardon me if I'm not swayed by this supreme display of eloquence and facts.

Strawman.

I didn't say there was no sexism being levied against HRC. I did use sarcasm to refute your assertion that the particular article in question was "inherently sexist."


Marc Radle wrote:
Lastoutkast wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
Is that artwork on the dungeon tiles lifted from paizo flip mats?
Just to show as a preview and for play testing in person. I have an artist currently designing 12 different terrain type. My biggest cost is the art; each piece cost me around 30 dollars. So 320 monsters, 200 feats, gear...and so on.
Pretty sure using Paizo's art (i.e their copyrighted property), especially on a product you are trying to sell (via Kickstarter), is a big no-no ...

That was my thought as well.


BigNorseWolf wrote:

The president matters. I doubt we would have had the Iraq war under President Gore.

Not to mention the whole, "Bin-Laden determined to attack" memo wouldn't have gone ignored.


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Irontruth wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Yes. The article is from February and isn't trying to say that black people should vote for Trump.

However, before Comrade Jeff whipped out his "whitesplaining," I don't believe Citizen Moonrunner was arguing that people shouldn't vote for Hillary, just an honest assessment of the Democrats and the Clintons.

I think this article provides that.

Don't forget the article's inherent sexism.

Cause we see a whole lot of articles blaming men for what their wife did at her previous job....

The article does spend time on Hillary herself, but it also talks about what Bill did an awful lot. Does it talk about Sander's wife at all? Heck, did any article ever? Hyperbole, I'm sure that there was at least one article that talked about her, possibly even a handful. The point is that male candidates are never asked to account for their wife's behavior.

I didn't know that Jane Sanders used to be a Vermont senator whose husband served as a salesman / surrogate for her misguided policies. Huh. Learn something new everyday.


CrystalSeas wrote:
Caineach wrote:
Every single news source I paid attention to started using Berniebro as a synonym for Bernie supporter. It was really amusing watching Bernie win some of the most ethnically diverse states in the country and have the commentary that night be how he only wins young white men.

That might be good data to suggest that you need to include more news sources in your life.

It certainly wasn't happening on Democracy Now! or NPR

That is a factually incorrect statement. Mara Liasson (of NPR) in particular was greatly fond of the term.


Is that artwork on the dungeon tiles lifted from paizo flip mats?


Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:

The DNC also scheduled debates at times when no one would watch.

There were issues with voter registration and closed primaries.

And Debbie Schasserman.

This is actually a really huge issue imho, if the parties are going to use tax-payer funds to run their primaries then they should not be allowed to close them. If the parties wish to have closed primaries then they should be prepared to foot the entire bill for the election.


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Orfamay Quest wrote:
Guy Humual wrote:
If you're going into a bargaining table and have two choices on who's going to represent you, tell me who you want: someone who's going to demand as much as they can get or someone who's going to ask for incremental change? Sanders says you should get $24 an hour and Clinton says $10 an hour is more reasonable. Maybe with Clinton you'll get $9 but with Sanders you could get $14.

... or I could get $0, because they're simply going to say "no" to Mr. Sanders' unreasonable demands.

You can't win negotiations in the initial demand, but you can certainly lose them.

This stance is precisely the reason that the GOP has been able to use the golden mean fallacy to drag national politics to the right for 3 decades. They start off in guano crazy right field, you start off with a reasonable and moderate position; then you "compromise" on some policy that would make Nixon and Reagan blush.


Decade-old thread necromancy to ask a question that was answered in the thread already. Serious dark magic.


Fergie wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
Do you or do you not recognise a difference between those two things?

My post was a response to Scythia's statement, " It's nice to see that not every politician who was involved in the aftermath uses it to try to score points."

I posted two examples of Clinton using 9/11 to push agendas that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 - Accepting Wall Street donations, and the invasion of Iraq. There are many other examples of Clinton using 9/11 to justify all kinds of domestic surveillance, militarization of the police, etc.

Rudy and the Bush administration, as well as Bloomberg, are by far the most frequent users of 9/11 for political reasons- something that is absolutely revolting and offensive. But it is revolting and offensive when 9/11 is used to push an agenda, regardless of who does it, the volume they do it, or whether they do it once or a million times.

I would point out that going out and having a photo-op with the victims of a tragedy doesn't really mean much. Clinton went out and visited victims of unexploded ordinance in Laos, which is nice, but goes on to praise the people who are responsible for the policy in the first place. If Clinton really cared about the victims of bombed or destroyed buildings, she would not be so eager to bomb Iraq, Libya, etc. and support and sell bombs to despotic regimes.

So you don't see the difference?


Or this?

NPC Codex - Druids


Fergie wrote:
[Looks at what I actually wrote]

A news link covering a Clinton/Sanders debate where she says the reason wall street banks donated to her campaign fund was due a relationship fostered by supporting said banks after 9/11 - A thing she said and did.

Fergie wrote:
[Looks at your response]
BigDTBone wrote:
bounce around like uncle-sam-the-jack-in-the-box and scream at the top of your lungs for 6 months that you saved New York on 9/11

A thing he said and did.

Do you or do you not recognise a difference between those two things?


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Fergie wrote:
Scythia wrote:
I'm sure some of us remember when Giuliani was running for the nomination, and his talks seemed like mad-libs that were "noun verb 9/11". It's nice to see that not every politician who was involved in the aftermath uses it to try to score points.

Are you sure about that?

Clinton's time "serving" NY was spent the same way as throughout her career - promoting neoliberalism.

It is a very different thing to answer a question about why wall-street banks donated money to you, than it is to bounce around like uncle-sam-the-jack-in-the-box and scream at the top of your lungs for 6 months that you saved New York on 9/11. If you can't (or won't) see that then having an actual discourse with you on the topic is out of the question.


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Clinton edges Trump in new Texas poll.
Dallas Morning News endorses Hillary Clinton, first democrat since FDR

Texas Election News. Not that I have any real expectations that Clinton will actually take Texas, but the idea is titillating.


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Avoid the click bait.

The answers are (1) books tabs, (2) vinegar, (3) cardboard cutouts, (4) markers, (5) dice boxes.

Please don't click the bait.


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Hama wrote:
NenkotaMoon wrote:
I think I liked how the new Star Trek movie handled sex in space.

I missed taht

It was at the end when Kirk and the bad guy made out for like 20 minutes in the slow-fall spiral-gravity vortex thing.


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Had to dump out a portable hole full of gold so I could fill it with platinum. #level20problems


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Neal Litherland wrote:
Why should we take you with us on this raid against a bandit camp?

For the same reason you take on anyone unknown to you, we are willing to accept payment after.


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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Hitdice wrote:
Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
I don't think Trump is campaigning for PotUS anymore. I think he has mostly written that off, and has full-time switched to campaigning for future viewers/consumers for whatever his post-election media career will be.

I hope he's not, pillbug, I sincerely hope not. You see Last Week Tonight this week?

Edit: Look, apparently I linked a truncated clip, but just keep searching Youtube till you get get the entire thing, it's hilarious. :)

Yeah, I saw it, and thought it was great. But Trump would (thankfully) never do it. It boggles me; I can't understand how Trump's ego could be so very massive and also be so very fragile.

Egos are like bubblegum bubbles; the bigger they get, the more fragile they are.


It has been slow on multiple devices for me over the last couple of days. I even got /nostore on my laptop today.


Can you split a turn by moving and then declaring a readied standard action? Or can you only ready an action if you have taken no other actions in that round?


Orfamay Quest wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
[W]ithout rebranding, Republicans are soon going to be incapable of winning the presidency.

And this, of course, isn't news to them.

From 2014: "The other, the federal wing, is increasingly marginalizing itself, and unless changes are made, it will be increasingly difficult for Republicans to win another presidential election in the near future."

Further from that source:

Quote:

Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. States in which our presidential candidates used to win, such as New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Florida, are increasingly voting Democratic. We are losing in too many places.

It has reached the point where in the past six presidential elections, four have gone to the Democratic nominee, at an average yield of 327 electoral votes to 211 for the Republican. During the preceding two decades, from 1968 to 1988, Republicans won five out of six elections, averaging 417 electoral votes to Democrats’ 113.

Public perception of the Party is at record lows. Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the Party represents, and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country. When someone rolls their eyes at us, they are not likely to open their ears to us.

At the federal level, much of what Republicans are doing is not working beyond the core constituencies that make up the Party.

What is also interesting to note is that in the one election of the last six where they did win the popular vote, John Kerry won more votes than any other presidential candidate in the history of the US up to that point, except for GWB in that same election. So, there is a ground swell.


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137ben wrote:
Anguish wrote:


That's the year Paizo loses me as a customer. Not hyperbole.

I'm an IT guy, so it's not technophobia or illiteracy. It's that when I elect to deal with Company A, I expect I am dealing with only Company A. Shifting anything into social media has inevitable data leakage. That's how they pay their bills.

Now, I can tolerate light integration, for instance allowing PayPal as a payment method. But the day I need to visit Facebook to discuss Pathfinder is the day I stop discussing Pathfinder.

If marketing demographics have value, they have value to me. I choose to keep that data where and when I can. It's sort of like savings.

You know that that is simply not true. When you come to Paizo.com, you aren't just dealing with Paizo. You're also dealing with your Internet Service Provider. You're dealing with the company that develops your browser. You're dealing with the company that produces your operating system (and yes, both Linux and BSD get funding from corporations). The PRD uses jQuery, so if you use the PRD you are also dealing with the jQuery Foundation (and, by extension, the corporate members of the jQuery Foundation.) You're also dealing with GoDaddy, which authorizes SSL for the secure portions of Paizo's website (at least if w3techs is accurate.

That is in addition to all the companies that make different hardware components which make up the computer you are using to access this website.

If you use Mozilla Firefox, then you are also sending telemetry data back to Mozilla. The same goes for most other browsers (including Chrome, MS Edge, and Safari.)

I'm not sure it was ever really possible to deal with "only Company A" over the internet. If it was possible at one time, though, that time has long since passed. You are using products from many, many different companies when you turn on your computer, boot...

Not the same at all. I go to walmart to buy groceries. I have to get off my couch (made by haverty's) and open my electric garage door (craftman) and get in my truck (Dodge, powered mostly by QT fuel) and drive on the roads (Dept of Transportation, Department of Public Safety) To get to walmart. I am prepared to take those steps. But if I get to Walmart and they require me to use their new 3rd party payment platform that wants to know all of my casual acquaintances and their email addressed and wants my permission to tell them about how I just used FaceCheck to buy bananas at walmart; then I'm gonna be pissy about the addition of this new party into the situation.


137ben wrote:

Back when he was on the Daily Show, Larry Wilmore was never one of my favorite correspondents. When I heard he got his own show, I said at the time that I would have preferred The Nightly Show with Jessica Williams, or Wyatt Cenac, or Aasif Mandvi, or Jason Jones, or Jordan Klepper, or Samantha Bee, or...well, basically anyone else who was a correspondent at that time.

I watched it for awhile, but I was never really into it. I still think I would have preferred one of the other Daily Show correspondents taking over Colbert's old time slot. Samantha Bee now has her own show on a different network, which I've enjoyed so far much more than either the Nightly Show or the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

I wonder what CC will but there next....

I really liked Wilmore and I liked him on the Nightly Show; however, the first few weeks/months of the Nightly Show were not good. Namely, I think they had intended to produce a show recapping pop-culture/entertainment news of the day. Not sure if that was their stated goal but they seemed to spend a bunch of airtime covering those kinds of stories and guests who mirrored that impression. I stopped watching.

A few months later I decided to just leave it on after the Daily Show and they had changed to a more current events / political news show with a decidedly unique viewpoint. I watched every night from then on and basically loved the show. My worry is that they had a major change in the show but didn't really do justice to advertise it and get viewers.

Basically, I'm sad. I liked the show, and I think more people may have liked the show, and that some folks who saw an episode in the first couple of months may have been turned off.


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Gorbacz wrote:
Nikosandros wrote:
Goth Guru wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Except, they eliminated the message boards to save money.
Except it wasn't to save money. It was to ignore the massive groundswell against 4th edition. They can restart their message boards now that they have a decent product.
WotC forums were closed less than a year ago, so it had nothing to do with 4th edition.
And now BioWare is closing theirs. Shifting fan interaction to social media is a trend, and while between PFS and general anti-tech sentiment of the fanbase the Paizo forums will last a few years longer, I believe we won't be posting here in 5 years tops.

Paizo has a web store, and the forums help to drive traffic to that web store. I don't see them leaving so quickly.


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Pan wrote:
I think the holodeck episodes might have been a symptom of having 24 episode seasons. Eventually you need to come up with some episodic filler. In the age of the 13 ep. season they will have less time for those shenanigans.

This is actually one of the things that makes me really sad. I miss 26 episode seasons. Some of the best episodes were one-off episodes that didn't necessarily tie into the larger plot. Sure some were bad, but others were fun, or campy, or truly exceptional. I wish they would bring back 20+ episode seasons.


Krensky wrote:
We'll see, but from what they've said they made the main character too high a rank. If they want to tell a story of someone growing up an learning about themselves and to work with others you should not use a department head. That's what ensigns or midshipmen are for.

Absolutely agree. The premise seems to excite an idea that the series would be like "the lower decks" which was hands down one of the best told TNG episodes. But with a Lt. Cmdr as the star it will be a bit off for that to work. :(


thejeff wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
CBDunkerson wrote:
GreyWolfLord wrote:
CBDunkerson wrote:
Multiple peer reviewed studies have found that 97% or more of climate scientists and/or climate science studies agree that most (i.e. > 50%) of the observed global warming has been due to human activities.
Ironically, I and all those who I work with are included in that supposed statistic.

You're a "climate scientist".

Riiiigggghhhhtt.

<plonk>

Please reread before opening your mouth and putting your foot into it. He never said he was a Climate Scientist. He only said that he does some data gathering for them on the local and regional level. Please think before posting so you don't look like a... Well, you get the idea.

Actually he said he wasn't and he just did gathering for them. Then he said he was included in the "97% or more of climate scientists". You know, right there in the bit quoted.

So, much like most of his posts, it's self-contradictory and makes very little sense.

Not if you understand how scientific papers are cited in review studies. The 97% number is taking all the authors of all the papers into the total number. If he is a co-author on his colleagues paper (which would be totally appropriate depending on how much contributory data he collected) that he says was misconstrued in the 97% number then he actually rightly would be one of those 97%. His personal self-identification as "not-a-scientist" doesn't mean he isn't represented in that statistic as one.


If it is for a bbeg then you just need to make a custom spell that is the highest level it can cast and call it a day. It discovered the ability via spell research. Yadda yadda. Put the spell into a daily use item for the cohort to activate. You need to be prepared for the adventurers to get ahold of the spell and item in the future.


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There has got to be at least one super fan running Star Trek RPGs in Bozeman.


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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
The biggest problem with Enterprise in this regard was that Archer was a notorious flip-flopper and seemed to have ethics which matched his mood.
That's because what Archer did, depended on who was Leaping into him that day.

Oh boy.


Not the most powerful for their levels, but the one's I've had the most fun casting are wandering star motes and damage loins.


Set wrote:

I'm not sure a new character, gay or otherwise, would be all that welcome, given that the old crew are, IMO, already getting short shrift from screentime, with Kirk, Spock and Uhura pretty much dominating the show, with a side of Scotty and Bones, and might-as-well-be-cameos from Sulu and Chekov. This new Trek doesn't even have 'room' for Lower Decks type characters like Rand and Chapel and M'benga, adding new characters seems like just throwing more straws on an already overburdened camel's back.

Yeah, ensemble casts work far better on TV. Preferably 26 hour-long episodes a year. Also, I'm sad that we don't live in that world anymore.


I do find some of the newer, popular shows to be insanely slow paced. I just can't watch The Walking Dead anymore (I find that every half-season stretches 1 episode into 3 and then smashes 3 episodes into 1 episode finale, which basically leaves me pissed off because neither of those is satisfying in any way.) But, I do find that episodic shows don't frustrate me. I feel like even if you are telling stories in long arcs (which I greatly enjoy) the each episode should have its own plot thread that rises and resolves


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Krensky wrote:

Sulu's daughter is in Generations.

As for sexuality, ignoring the mirror universe, where he was hitting on Uhura, when drink on polywater Sulu the musketeer was treating Uhura like a damsel in distress. Certainly not conclusive, but it's still suggestive.

Also, I know several gay men who have children (both their own natural progeny and via adoption.) I think given the politics of the 23rd century that "being gay" and "having a daughter" shouldn't be considered exclusionary statements.


Awesome! Thanks for the head's up Owen! I really like you #1 bullet points, and the talented class guides. It will be fun to dig into the rest of your work!


Jaçinto wrote:
Honestly I just don't think the Sulu thing matters at all. I just hope beyond is a good movie since into darkness was just trash, even ignoring the canon. I hope they get new writers and a director that actually cares about Star Trek, not a schlock action movie.

Given the box office numbers that isn't likely. It is far more likely that they will continue to milk their cash cow in its current form.


Aberzombie wrote:

Interesting....

George Takei calls decision to make Star Trek’s Sulu gay 'really unfortunate'

Linked article wrote:
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Takei said he’s glad they’re adding a gay character to the Star Trek canon — but would prefer they didn’t fundamentally change a player from the original series. Takei officially came out in 2005, and has spent the past decade as an advocate for LGBT rights. But he also respects what Gene Roddenberry created with the original series (with Sulu played as a straight character), and actually asked the film’s creative team not to make the change.

I could be misremembering, but I don't recall any time from the original series or the movies where it was explicitly noted that Sulu was straight. I think the idea that "straight" = "default" is one we should fight against, even if that idea was pervasive when TOS was created. We don't have to interpret the work through the lens of the time it was created. And unless someone can point me toward a time where it was explicitly demonstrated the Sulu was straight, then in my mind he will have always been gay, and we just didn't know until now.


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Melkiador wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
Melkiador wrote:
What would you think of a feat that allowed my reach fighter to attack enemies from 100s of feet away with his polearm. It has a lot of prereqs like combat reflexes, power attack and weapon focus.
I would be totally fine with a 3 feat chain that ended in increasing the thrown distance increment of a pole arm to 50ft. So you could throw it 250ft with a -10 to hit.
So to follow the analogy, you think improved snap shot should also cause you to lose your bow when you use it? That sounds like a pretty big nerf.

No, but I do think it should lose the arrow. You should carry more pole arms if you want to throw them.


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Melkiador wrote:
What would you think of a feat that allowed my reach fighter to attack enemies from 100s of feet away with his polearm. It has a lot of prereqs like combat reflexes, power attack and weapon focus.

I would be totally fine with a 3 feat chain that ended in increasing the thrown distance increment of a pole arm to 50ft. So you could throw it 250ft with a -10 to hit.


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Melkiador wrote:
Yeah, bows being a better reach weapon than any actual reach weapon is a problem. And while martials need nice things, archery is already high on the power scale and not limited to just martials.

With 3 feats though. It isn't just "being a better reach weapon than any actual reach weapon," it comes at a high cost in a combat style that is already feat heavy.


Autonomous robots know where you live

Please stop inventing skynet.


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Torbyne wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
Torbyne wrote:
I like less is more for most things, but in a high tech society it can break my immersion a bit if all tech use falls under a single knowledge or profession heading. That being said, it can get unwieldly to have to track "Kn: Computer Programming, Kn: Senors, Kn: Communications, Kn: Warp Drive, Kn: Ship Repair..." Especially if those are tacked onto the existing list of knowledges.
Sure, I feel like most of that can be handled by the addition of "trade" (replacing profession) trade: electronics, trade: programming, trade: mechanic/repair, etc, and three knowledges science, magic, lore. For a total of 10. Then add pilot, athletics, acrobatics, artistry, social, perception, stealth. (Really, all-in, no more than 20 skills and the closer to 15 the better) Then encourage GM's to "average checks" where you tell a player to take the average of two skills and roll to get the granularity needed to allow for good immersion.

Its an interesting idea to roll two checks, i am not sure i like the extra rolling and math involved in it though... Granted it isnt much more work but i am not sure its the best way to tackle the problem of a complex task. It requires you to maintain multiple skills to be good at one thing as well which is frustrating for players. Not to mention the mix and matching that a GM can come up with might leave huge gaps in what your character is capable of.

You only roll one check. Example would be something like noticing something is out of place in the filing system of a computer. You have a +4 to perception, and a +8 to trade:prog. The GM tells you to average those two skills and roll a check. So you would be d20+6 to notice something amiss.


Scientists teach robots to hunt.

Please stop inventing skynet.


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Pretty much. The New York Post is a tabloid rag.

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