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This reminds me of playing MERP, it always like, ah what is the point, Arthedain is going to run over in 300 years anyway.


Anakin didn't follow the first rule in a crisis situation, always keep the high ground.


I know its not cannon but didn't Jorus Choabath or whatever his name was take control of a star destroyer crew. And wasn't that the reason Thrawn had yasmiri all over his bridge?


A civil campaign is my second favorite after mirror dance. Its the sheer energy of the insanity.


RainyDayNinja wrote:
I'm talking about alternate Earths, not a fantasy setting at all. In this scenario, the parallel universes are the result of time travel, so all the differences would be traceable to human meddling with history at some point.

If this is so, then you really really need to read the guns of the south by Turtledove,

South African white surpremisits travel back to 1860 and give Robert E Lee ak-47's.


what if the \south won the civil war?

seriously, you want alternative history, read something by Harry Turtledove.

My favorite is when a race of alien lizards invade earth in 1942.


I am worried we will have a story about a drow ranger exiled from his people.


SB :"The fact that you are a sheriff is not germane to the situation. "
SBTJ:"The g@! d*&n Germans got nothin' to do with it. "


this will be one of the easiest I have ever put forward, but what the hell:

" Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. "


"I feel the need, the need for speed!"


"in 1987, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes"


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I wanted more CGI! More plot Holes! More inconsistencies from the original trilogy! More dialogue about how the characters hate sand!


So this is just like the movie quotes thread, put in a quote or famous catchphrase from a tv show of any era and see if anyone can guess them\

I will start with an easy one:

"In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison.."


BOO!!!


its from the 1984 movie, I can't recall if its the theatrical version or directors cut


P:"Some thoughts have a certain sound, that being the equivalent to a form. Through sound and motion, you will be able to paralyze nerves, shatter bones, set fires, suffocate an enemy or burst his organs. We will kill until no Hark..... breathes Arakeen air"


"Two or three years ago it was just another snake cult, now... they're everywhere. It is said that they are deceivers... they murder people in the night... I know nothing.


just for motre flavour

Dragon age 2 disappointed its fans\
Dragon age 3 won back some of those fans

Mass effect 3..majorly disappointed all of its fans, until the free expansion ..in which case most of the fans were still upset but by that time had doused their torches and put the pitchforks back in the barn


Admiral JP :"This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it."

separate scene

CT:"We're going to kill a friend, Yvgeni. We're going to kill Ramius"


DA:"Flash, I love you but we only have 14 hours to save the earth!"


S:"a handful of people on a leaky boat are going to save the world?!"

R: "Exactly!!!"


bought it a week ago..finding a bit of a challenge, since not sure how to effectively use some of my npcs..Durance in particular keeps dying.


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Samy wrote:
Which makes a lot of sense, since one of the main complaints about FR was that PCs felt "upstaged" by all the high-level good guys in the world. Or alternately, that it broke immersion that the world was in peril and all the high-level good guys were sitting out.

Lets not forget the ever present uber powered innkeeper syndrome who was actually a lvl 22 arch-mage or lvl 17 ranger.

I read recently that Ed thought he needed to do this since his PC's were constantly attacking NPCS such as poor innkeepers and he got tired of moral suasion.


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So I wonder how boring Peace Talks is going to be as Harry has to be civil to everyone.

with luck he will use his superb polite and respectful diplomatic manner and defuse a tense negotiation session by getting Marcone to go to Burger King and bring back burgers and Coke.


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I was sort of hoping they might have done a planescape Torment update,
but since I just bought all 3 of the EE's in the last week I guess timing is great for a new supplemental adventure instead.

BTW, on Friday rolled a ranger with 90 points and 18/00 strength. I am so enjoying playing through BG again. Got to the Friendly arm inn, killed a mage who claimed to be my friend, meet khalid and jaheria. Now time to do side quests and level to 4 before jaheria's whining about the Nashkel mines gets tiresome.


I downloaded it as a free PDF a few years ago. I think it is still available at Acaeum website.


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Just found out today that the City of greyhawk boxed set I mentioned before as being one of the only good Greyhawk materials between 1986 and 1992 was co-authored by ..Carl Sargent.

I should have guessed considering the quality.


After all the chat about Old Greyhawk on another thread, I'm going back to 1st and 2nd ed..no 5th for me.


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M"Next time when you get a chance to kill someone pal, don't hesitate."

JM "Thanks for the advice."


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Yeah, I think that was a side adventure from the from the city of greyhawk box set. Something about being converted to Pholtus and then they snap at the end and revert back to thugs.


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The two stories are (a) he had car accident (b) he had a nervous breakdown on transit between the Uk and the US where he was supposed to start a new job at FASA.

either way, no one has been able to get a first hand version ..bottom line, the guy was brilliant and I loved his stuff. The Night Below is my favorite campaign set..and was the basis for my most popular campaign as DM ever..


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LazarX wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
Black Dougal wrote:
"What daring! What outrageousness! What insolence! What arrogance!... I salute you."
Max Von Sydow's greatest performance outside of Strange Brew.
Flash Gordon?

nope, but also a favorite movie of mine.

Turin already got this one.


Nostalgia yes, but also Greyhawk had more published adventures (i.e. modules) than any other setting. Or should I say more good modules.

With FR I loved the setting but until they started churning out the big box mega setting adventures (myth drannor, undermountain) the stuff that that was out there was crummy (ok, the Tuigan trilogy actually pretty good).

There was a period when Greyhawk material sucked (thanks Lorraine). That would be anything greyhawk related produced 1986-1988 (aside from the city of Greyhawk boxed set) It was deliberate to entice gamers to TSR's other settings.

The final straw was the Greyhawk wars boxed set, it was the most stupid piece of crap I bought from TSR that year. It totally undermined the setting.

But then something weird happened. A guy named Carl Sargent came in and rescued the big stinking mess and made it into a coherent setting again.

some great regional setting supplements, one great module into the city of Iuz, and then Carl dissapeared (literally, 20 years later no one knows where he went).

But WOTC bought TSR and they produced some decent materiial..check out "The adventure Begins" by Roger Moore.An awesome followup to Sargent's work. There were a few decent 2nd ed greyhawk adventures produced under wotc and then the 3rd edition game and Greyhawk revitalization lost its energy.

pound for pound, the material that was written for greyhawk was more consistently playable than that produced for later settings. Not sure why that was.

The L1 to L3 series was a fantastic low level campaign which could then be extended using other modules such as I1 or I2.

Never had that experience with FG, had to use a crapload of Dungeon adventures instead. Thank god for Dungeon!


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I know I probibly used this movie before, but its a classic:

"License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote."


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I love that someone posted something from sneakers..what a great movie..here another movie from same time period:

"Hulse, I want you to put a special mike on him tonight, one that isolates everything he plays from the rest of the orchestra. Carson, you link it into the GBLX 1000 computer."

"The GBLX?"

"Yeah. That thing'll break any code."

"But that's in control of our entire missile defense system!"

"Honey, will you please - what are the odds of the Russians attacking on a Thursday night?"


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"Do you want to live forever?"

and just in case that is from several movies, another from the same source:

"What daring! What outrageousness! What insolence! What arrogance!... I salute you."


I just read over the entire 12 volumes yesterday and today, and it is striking my favorite authors in that path have remained my favorites 10 year later..to whit

my top 4 authors for Age of Worms were:

1. Erik Mona
2. James Jacobs
3, Wolfgang Bauer
4. Nick Logue

the rest sorta meld together in terms of quality. The only one I wasn't a fan of was 3 faces of evil by Mike Mearls as the tone was so different what the first adventure created. It was too jarring. And I think he admitted that he modeled it of Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil..which was a module I also wasn't a huge fan of. And there were a few jarring editoral issues with it..was it a copper mine or an iron mine..did the faceless one arrive 2 years ago or many years ago when the mine was first started..Dourstone was said to have been one of the first mine owners and later the faceless one was said to have guided him to the spot..

argh..it was sloppy, and coming off the continuity mistakes in the original cauldron campaign, it was aggravating.

But the rest of the path, awesome. And I totally respect the design choices in the 4th adventure. Doppelgangers are a pain to run well. I found that out with the unseen in my FG waterdeep campaign.


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I just bought this. Beamdog had it on sale for half price (i.e. $9.99). For the price of a fast food meal at the mall, I'd say that is a total bargain.


I remember seeing them as a kid when they first came out..for a while Micheal York was my favorite actor..I think they came out around the same time as loguns run


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Ash asked that they be included as when his request for shotguns was turned down.


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When is the Hell's Rebel's Overload going to be available?


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Because I have a little two much time on my hands I went through my collection, and found 7 issues with Ebberon adventures, and none with Dark Sun although i do recall there was at least one.

Issues with Ebberon adventures were were #113, #115, #117,#124 #136, #143 and #150.

As most of them had adventure paths in them, I would assume they still sold ok. In fact, most of them have a Greg Vaughn or Nick Logue adventure I like so I wouldn't say any of them were useless.

But, on the flipside I am staring at issue #124 right now and while I had no use for the Ebberon adventure inside, it ranks as my second favorite Dungeon of all time (after #112) because it has Erik Mona's superb intro to Diamond Lake and, a freaking major bonus, another Maure Castle adventure from Rob Kuntz.


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A little off topic, but I wonder which Paizo produced Dungeon magazine was the best seller? I put my money on issue 112 (Maure Castle super adventure).


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lol

I bought every dungeon magazines that Paizo ever produced, and so I know exactly what Vic is talking about. I did find the issues that contained that particular setting were consigned to my least favorite pile, while the Greyhawk oriented ones were always on my do not resell ever pile.


I think even posting on this website is a decent start.

For example, I own in print every Adventure path book up to the Numeria path, and there are times I could be tempted into selling. I think when Burnt offerings was up above $100 I nearly did.


I saw it today. Liked it a lot but a few times I groaned at the obvious set ups ..at one point 5 avengers could have easily bit the bullet.

The thing that stood out for me..how freaking hot Cobie Smulders looked. Admidst all the sensational things in the movie, she shone in every scene she was in.

Drooling done.


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I favour 1st edition overall else, then 2nd, then the Red/blue boxes, then PF, then 3.5 then 3.0 and then 4.0. Have no basis yet for 5.0.

The earlier editions to me felt more free flowing. I have a natural aptitude for math (i.e. wound up in a trader in financial markets) but later editions felt to codified with too many bloody modifiers to add in. At the end of my work day, the last thing I need to do is more mental calculations.

Oh yeah, and I loved the early editions adventures better than anything done in 3.0+, In fact, the only people that seemed to put out decent 3.0+ adventures was Eric Mona and crew, which is how I wound up here.


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"On the other hand, if you publish new books too slowly, players who exhaust content quickly will begin to feel that their needs aren't supported, and they'll start looking for other game systems. And players left waiting too long for their favorite rules subsets will also get discouraged."

When formulating 5E, WOTC should have payed more attention to Lisa's analysis.


I am really happy Peter and other WOTC's owners were able to cash in. Innovation should be rewarded, and obviously Paizo and Pathfinder were able to be the started with the help of that found capital.

Going back into history, TSR could have been easily bought out by a big corp in mid 1980's, only the Blumes financial incompetence prevented that.

So let Peter enjoy his well earned spoils. He simply managed the process of monetizing his intellectual capital better than Gary ever did.


It has already been said but I think Cayden is the natural choice here.

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