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Jaelithe wrote:

I'm a staunch Catholic who can't stand the imposition of my personal and my church's morality on those who don't share it. On sites like this, I'm a screwball theist, and on Catholic websites, I'm one of Satan's middle managers for not upholding the party line. Funny how much is relative, ain't it?

I think the decision is the only one that can be made by those who are not allowing inappropriate influences to sway them. The separation of church and state is, in my opinion, critical to the proper governance of a nation interested in protecting the minority from the will of an oppressive majority.

I'm really very happy to see there is someone here who holds the same ideas I've had! I thought I was alone here.


DrDeth wrote:
Brox RedGloves wrote:
Terquem wrote:
I too begin playing in the 1970s (1976 to be exact), but alas I am only in my fifth decade, and I too bow to DrDeath's seniority.
I started in 76 too! Late fourth for me though. (Very late...*grumble*)

Another Grognard!

Gives Secret Handshake.

Returns Secret Handshake. Shows Secret Decoder Ring!

I was turned on to Firefly by a friend. He gave me the list showing the proper order of the shows. Watched it. Loved it. (Note: I usually dislike Joss Whedon shows) I don't push it on people, but I do have Serenity wallpaper. And bobble-heads. Shiny!

*EDIT: Also purchased *BOTH* Firefly RPG's...I'll be in my bunk


Terquem wrote:
I too begin playing in the 1970s (1976 to be exact), but alas I am only in my fifth decade, and I too bow to DrDeath's seniority.

I started in 76 too! Late fourth for me though. (Very late...*grumble*)


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Ketchup on hot dogs isn't a thing? Guess I'm doing it wrong.

It is a uniquely Chicago sentiment. Putting ketchup on a red hot will get it slapped out of your hand, and get you kicked out of the establishment.

Some hot dog stands refuse to stock ketchup to avoid the hassle.


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I don't trust Paizo staff to moderate the boards impartially

I roll stats, 4d6, drop lowest, re-roll 1's

I love playing Black Crusade, but the pbp players and GM's are completely unreliable. (Note: Before the suggestion "Well why don't you DM, then" is lobbed around: It's because I'm a terrible DM and wouldn't inflict that sort of misery on anyone. I may gripe about reliability, but I do have the common decency to know my own faults as well and admit them.)

I'm from the Chicago area, and sometimes I put ketchup on my hot dogs just for spite.


Mr.Marbles wrote:

Been looking at the Mythic ruleset, and it seems like the upper tiers just bring too much. Ive also heard that it gets out of hand from people in my group.

My question is how much mythic is reasonablr? Tier 2? Tier 4? Just looking for experience and opinions here.

Our GM stopped at 2, and is seriously considering de-powering us completely. I blame myself. Actually, I blame my gnome sorc who can pull any spell off the list to cast as he so chooses. I have a tendency to trivialize a LOT of encounters due to proper spell selection.


WS: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (7, 5) + 30 = 42
BS: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (10, 4) + 30 = 44
ST: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (5, 3) + 30 = 38
TO: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (2, 2) + 30 = 34
AG: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (4, 5) + 30 = 39
IN: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (5, 2) + 30 = 37
PR: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (8, 8) + 30 = 46
WP: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (5, 4) + 30 = 39
FE: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (9, 10) + 30 = 49

Inf: 1d5 + 19 ⇒ (4) + 19 = 23
Wounds: 1d5 ⇒ 3

TO re-roll: 2d10 + 30 ⇒ (10, 1) + 30 = 41

Champion

WS: 47
BS: 46
ST: 35 +7
TO: 46 +8
AG: 36
IN: 34
PR: 51
WP: 37
FE: 59

Inf: 23
Wounds: 17

Pride: Fortitude
Disgrace: Wrath
Motivation: Perfection

Skills
Athletics:
Awareness:
Charm:
CL: War:
Command:
Dodge:
FL: Adeptus Astartes:
FL: The Long War:
FL: Horus Heresy:
Linguistics: Low Gothic:
Navigate Surface:
Operate: Surface:
Parry:
Scrutiny:
SL:

Talents
Air of Authority:
Ambidextrous:
Ancient Warrior:
Bulging Biceps:
Iron Discipline:
Heightened Senses (Hearing, Sight):
Legion Weapon Training:
Nerves of Steel:
Quick Draw:
Resistance (Cold, Heat, Poison):
Sure Strike:
Unarmed Warrior:

Traits
Amphibious
Unnatural Strength +4
Unnatural Toughness +4

Gear:
Legion Bolt Pistol
Legion Power Sword
Legion Combat Knife

Legion Power Armor

X4 Clips for Pistol

XP Earned 2500/ XP Spent 2500
Ancient Warrior 250
WS Advance (Simple) 250
BS Advance (Simple) 250
FE Advance (Simple) 250


Mystically Inclined wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Hah! I didn't know there was one! Care to link it? The OP might get some great ideas!
But of course! Here it is

I like this thread! Yes. Yes I do. Many good ideas!

(I'm pleasantly surprised one of my first posts ever on this site is still going strong! Thanks guys and gals!)


Steve Geddes wrote:
Brox RedGloves wrote:
LoneKnave wrote:

Houserule I didn't get a chance to use yet: Track quivers instead of arrows.

If you roll a 1 on an attack roll using an arrow, it was your last arrow from that quiver.

So wait a sec...if I pull an arrow out of a freshly filled quiver, and then roll a 1, does that mean I dump all the other arrows out and find a new quiver? That seems kinda stupid.

It's an abstraction. There isnt any tracking of a "freshly filled quiver", the only thing that register in that system are "nearly empty quivers" - if you pull an arrow out of a quiver and roll a 1 it means it was nearly empty. Anything else means it wasn't.

If you analyse any abstraction closely enough you get silly results. The thief picks a lock and the next morning the wizard can cast fireball...

Then that means the the thief was actually a witch because she was made of wood!!!


LoneKnave wrote:

Houserule I didn't get a chance to use yet: Track quivers instead of arrows.

If you roll a 1 on an attack roll using an arrow, it was your last arrow from that quiver.

So wait a sec...if I pull an arrow out of a freshly filled quiver, and then roll a 1, does that mean I dump all the other arrows out and find a new quiver? That seems kinda stupid.


The Watcher of the Freedomverse wrote:
Brox RedGloves wrote:

Interested and now going through my roster to see what fits!

Are you allowing feats from:

Mecha and Manga
Ultimate Powers?

Ultimate power yes

Mecha and Manga I will have to look at each one individually

I pulled a couple of thematically appropriate feat from it. Nothing game breaking. I'll list mark the feats with asterisks and type in what they do.


Interested and now going through my roster to see what fits!

Are you allowing feats from:

Mecha and Manga
Ultimate Powers?


Freehold DM wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Not the same without ant man. I don't see Tony making ultron, I just don't. He's not a philanthropist/scientist in the same mold.
In an interview, Whedon himself stated how he really wanted to use Pym for the Ultron origin, but Ant Man was already in development and he couldn't step on Wright's toes. Tony is smart enough—especially with J.A.R.V.I.S. established as Chekov's A.I. back in Iron Man (I)—has the resources, is an untrusting control freak, and was looking for a way to get out of the armor since IM3... he has great believable motivations for developing a robot peacekeeper(s) program. And he has an ego big enough to think he can pull it off successfully, despite a track record (starting with his dad) of inventions that turn out to dangerously malfunction and/or be misused.
Actually, with S.H.I.E.L.D. imploding, he would see a void (Global emergency response) that would need filled.
I could easily see Tony making an army of killbots without batting an eye, especially with whedon at the helm of the film.

Why not? He already had the House Party Protocol with J.A.R.V.I.S. driving the suits. The next step would be to make them autonomous.


Ah poop...looks like y'all are full up. Skip that PM I sent Lexi..


I'll second D'eon's idea, that sounds fun! I'm interested to play that sort of game.


Hama wrote:

I do. LARP scene in Serbia is pretty decent, getting bigger.

We organize international events, usually with Bulgarians and Croats as well.
Next year, we are most probably going to make a really big event, a sort of Balkans Drachenfest (not nearly as big, of course).

I did some Vampire LARP-ing once upon a time. Had lots of fun playing the "dangerous" Gangrel (It helped that I was just out of the military and still buff). Eventually I moved away from it.


Scythia wrote:


Read both of the "40 worst Rob Liefeld drawings" lists, I laugh so hard at those I can't breathe.

So much this!!

He has on a backwards cap, and when he turns it around, it's still backwards.


Kobold Cleaver wrote:

No. F~~& licorice.

Liz Courts wrote:
I'm not entirely certain why racism was dragged into a discussion about candy
It's almost as bad as the Californians.

Don't get me started...


Whenever I have the opportunity to indulge in some licorice, I take it!


I nearly replied to a 2011 post from a guy who is no longer here.

That said,

Mint Chocolate Chip
Oreo Cookies n Cream
Butter Pecan


You guys full?


Krunchyfrogg wrote:

Hey guys, can anybody suggest a popular film or book character that would have a 7-8 INT and a 14-17 WIS?

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to role play it.

Thank you.

FORREST GUMP!

"Ah'm not a smart man, but I know what love is, Jen-ny"


mechaPoet wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
mechaPoet wrote:
It is impossible to be sexist toward men in the same way that it is impossible to be racist toward white people or classist toward the ruling class. Please note that I'm using these "-ist" terms in the context of their existence as oppressive systems, not as simple prejudice.

Because the system never favors women in western society... It's not like women suffer lighter sentences for the exact same crimes or anything...

Nope. The Patriarchy (tm) always rigs the game in favor of those evil manspreading males...

What crimes are you referring to? For certain crimes, I grant that this is possible, I just don't know what they are. Although, have you heard of Susan B. Anthony?

I know, for instance, that men who beat or murder their intimate partners with their bare hands (including strangulation) receive less jail time and less harsh sentences than women who murder or injure abusive male partners with guns, because they are often less physically able to defend themselves without a weapon. But shooting someone is for some reason not as serious a crime as strangling someone.

Since you want to be deliberately obtuse, try comparing the sentencing of male teachers who have had sex with their students against female teachers who have done the same. Now (for the record) I'm not advocating for male sex offenders to get lighter sentencing.


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mechaPoet wrote:

Question:

So, I think we can all agree that sexism exists, yeah?

Yes Virginia, there is sexism

mechaPoet wrote:
And at least some of us can agree that it's rooted in misogyny (so even when men are oppressed by sexism, it's because of a sexist valuing of masculinity and devaluing of femininity).

Nice try.

What you're saying here is that when a man hates women, he's wrong, and sexist; but when a woman hates men, it's really the man's fault anyway, so he's still wrong. Grow up. Take responsibility for yourself and your actions.


found this, Card Shuffler

Ugh...can't link the actual draws :P


How is character gen going to be handled vis-a-vis card drawing?


Fergie wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
Irontruth wrote:
Yeah, hiding this now. Some of this crap being bandied about is disgusting.
Honestly curious about this one...
National Review is about the lowest level of "journalism" you can get, and various 'isms are just beneath the surface. It gives me a good perspective on the ideas of people who read/post links to it however.

Of you could just try reading the article linked and realize it is written with tongue firmly in cheek.


I'm definitely interested. I'll have to pull in Map Tools. My only concern is that Wednesday nights are my weekly tabletop gaming session. I'm ok with either Monday or Tuesday though.

I'm interested in playing a Huckster type. Alternatively, I have played Gunsliger/Bounty Hunter types as well on the original game system and had a blast.


Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:

Meet the ‘Radical Brownies’ – girl scouts for the modern age

Which reminds me of a video: For Communist Youth Leadership!: The Musical Interlude

Yet another example of how the hardcore left is using race to divide America.


Freehold DM wrote:
Chyrone wrote:
Black Dougal wrote:


All your base are belong to us

Someone set us up the bomb.
ha ha ha.

You have no chance to survive make your time


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Jerry Dandrige


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captain yesterday wrote:
i was born in Illinois, i try not to go back:-)

I don't blame you. (I have too much family living here to leave)


thunderspirit wrote:
Brox RedGloves wrote:

Any movie by John Hughes. Sometimes I drive by Maine North High School and look at the front facade. (They used Maine North in The Breaskfast Club)

P.S. No I don't live in Shermer IL.

No, you don't.

(None of us do.)

There was a time I lived ON Shermer though!


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Any movie by John Hughes. Sometimes I drive by Maine North High School and look at the front facade. (They used Maine North in The Breaskfast Club)

P.S. No I don't live in Shermer IL.


GreyWolfLord wrote:

Hmmm, well, didn't really get into video games at home until the Sega Genesis. Luckily most of the games they released have been re-released on the Ultimate Sonic Sega Genesis Collection...things like the Phantasy Star Series (IV is still the best), Beyond Oasis, Shining Force I and II, and such.

From the 90s, I still can play all the great PS1 games on the PS3, so though the Playstation one isn't really around anymore, the games still play well! All the Squaresoft games, especially the remakes of Final Fantasy 1-6, Final Fantasy VII and IX (sorry, never really got into VIII), and especially Chrono Trigger and the original Chrono Cross. Also especially love both Lunar games.

As for PC games, loved all the Infinity Engine games as well as the original Diablo. Also loved the X-wing Trilogy (some of which are finally getting releases on GoG) and who can forget (well, a lot probably) the wizardry games!

The one game we all played on the Sega Genesis was "Star Control". Also loved playing the original Sid Meier's Pirates. People wonder how I can know so much about the Carib...now you know the rest of the story.


Jiggy wrote:

Metagaming is when you make gameplay decisions based on things outside of gameplay.

In competitive games, this often refers to using your knowledge of what strategies other people are likely to bring to an event to inform your decision of what to play yourself, and even what play to make during a game based on having seen your opponent make a play that is typical of a given strategy. In such games, metagaming is considered a fundamental skill of the game.

In roleplaying games, the dividing line tends to be "in-character knowledge" versus "player knowledge". Any time the character does something based on something that the player knows, that's "metagaming". This could be choosing to use a different weapon than normal without having gained in-character information to prompt such a decision;

I agree with this portion...

Jiggy wrote:
or choosing to explore an area they would have no real interest in because the player wants to make sure to get all the loot/XP; or in many cases, even continuing to adventure once the cash available from selling all their gear would allow them to live in luxury the rest of their lives.

But not these two examples. Finding a tunnel branch or portion of the woods that you haven't explored and then exploring it for the loot shouldn't be considered "metagaming" simply because the player has not acted on out-of-game knowledge (using the reason you gave...). If the player "knows" there is an NPC or loot that would help end an section of the adventure faster (but the character does not), then it could be considered metagaming.

By the same token, completing an adventure (even if it is for the loot) shouldn't be considered metagaming.


Gaberlunzie wrote:

That doesn't match what I've learnt, nor does it match Wikipedia's description:

Well if it doesn't match then let me go over there and change it. Wikipedia shouldn't be used to cite facts since it can be changed on a whim.

Rather, it should be used as a jumping point to verify facts from other, more reputable sources.

EDIT: I gotta werk on my peepl skillz


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From my lovely niece and her boyfriend I got a Star Wars t-shirt
From my other lovely niece I got a pair of Star Wars coffee mugs
From my youngest lovely niece I got a THIRD Star Wars coffee mug and some tasty hot cocoa to go in it.
My Mom got me a box of cookies from my favorite bakery

I got a Build-a-Bear Fluttershy plushie for my grand-niece(!!!) Yeah I'm weirded out that I have one of those too!

And for my favorite redhead I got some window decorations for her room, a scrap book set and some outfits she had pointed out.

I got my older brother a copy of Avalon Hill's "Midway!" (boardgame re-enactment of the WWII Battle of Midway Is.) We used to play that when we were kids (late 60's early 70's) and it went missing quite a while ago so when I saw it I grabbed it.

All I wanted was a pair of slippers. Did not receive lol!


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Limeylongears wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
KSF wrote:
This could be big news. The Supreme Court will hear the Louisiana same sex marriage case.

This is big news: [SCotUSblog] "Court won’t add to delay of Florida same-sex marriages"... so, barring something unexpected, Florida clerks can start issuing same-sex marriage licenses starting January 6th.

Florida. Here? Here. Holy s$!%!

Holy s&~~ is right; what're you going to say when mom starts hinting about you getting married?!

{PANICS}

Maaybe you could say you've sworn never to wed anyone who cannot best you in single combat? (nb: I'm aware that there may be a couple of tiny flaws in that plan...)

Best watch out saying stuff like that. This is the Festivus season! AND NOW, THE FEATS OF STRENGTH!!


Two slices of marinated roast lamb, baked potato (cheese, butter, sour cream, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika) two small cheese biscuits.

<----a) single, and b) likes to eat, makes me a good cook.


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Werthead wrote:
Jackson can probably eke out another trilogy from the story of how Legolas loses weight between the events of THE HOBBIT and LotR.

Glad I'm not the only one who thought Legolas was a bit...bloated. I would have rather seen more of Beorn than Legolas. I thought he was cool.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Keep the politics elsewhere, if you have a parenting story...

As an aunt and a one-time 4-yro child, words from an adult can often have a powerful and lasting impact on how a child develops her (and his) sense of self and self-worth. Ill-/un-considered words doesn't mean the adult is a bad person, or sexist, but those words can still make their mark and be internalized by children.

I don't say this to cast blame upon your character or parenting skills--ain't nobody perfect.

He said it in the thread...doesn't mean he said it to the kids.


Happy, Merry Christmahaunnakwanzaayuleivus! Unless you're an atheist. Then you get a drab gray happy holiday.


I am currently running a gnome sorc (9th lvl) with the Sylvan bloodline. I have a Large tiger (named "Baby") upon whom I regularly cast Mythic Mage Armor (+6 bonus). Currently she is rolling Improved Natural Armor and Power Attacks for feats.

With MMA her AC is a silly 27.

She has three attacks each at +9 (after PA) due to ridiculous strength bonuses after she grew to Large size (sorc has Boon Companion).

She is basically a tar pit. She will charge in, claw/claw/bite with grab to grapple and rake for extra damage after a successful CMB.

Meanwhile our pally and rogue tag team are flanking dudes while I'm cc-ing (confuse, rainbow pattern) or dropping status effects (ray of enfeeblement, deep slumber, etc)

Pretty effective, overall...


Senko wrote:

I rather like this staff of the monkey king from the forbidden kingdom [url]http://www.martialartsactionmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Jason.jpg [/url] however most metals in special materials specifically states a quarterstaff can't be made out of them. From the colour I was thinking Elysium bronze but I wanted to know if there was a valid reason you couldn't/shouldn't do this first?

Please don't say talk to the Gm I'm not asking is this allowed in a given world but would making a quarterstaff out of metal specifically Elysium bronze break something I'm missing.

Using Elysium Bronze as sheathing for a quarterstaff will giver the user crotch-rot and cause vermin to attack them on sight.

This is a rule.

Trust me.


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I love cooking my cats and children


GreyWolfLord wrote:

Didn't see a thread on this. Here was a guy that fueld some of my RPG game ideas with his TV series. Perhaps a wee bit before many of those on these boards time, many of his series had fantastical elements, a team to deal with them, and an adventure. Actually, when I think of it, almost all of his series had a team. Even Magnum PI which was a solo PI had a team which showed up in most episodes (four guys, the strong guy, the rogue, Magnum [warrior/protagonist] and the Intelligent/gentried guy).

Typical group was of four, and the four stereotypes of the smart/leader/rogue/intelligent type guy seemed to show up quite a bit!

Dang I hadn't noticed until you posted. That's too bad. We used to watch all those shows. My younger sister used to swoon over Parker Stevenson in the Hardy Boys show. I liked BJ and the Bear (trucker with a monkey! AWESOME!). And, of course Battlestar Galactica was the best.


Become a plant?


FuelDrop wrote:
Rogues with the Thug archetype is pretty good for an intimidate build.

IIRC the Swashbuckler class has some built-in mechanics for intimidate.

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