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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter. 5,868 posts (5,873 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 1 alias.


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Sadly, I was just a little too old to realize how amazing Gargoyles was.


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archmagi1 wrote:

It's a black Sabbath song but that's beside the point.

It's a generational identification, I think. As a stereotypical 90s kid, marvels most identifiable characters were unequivocally Spider-Man and the X-Men. This is almost purely due to the weekly awesome cartoons of both. Every boy I knew watched them. We collected xmen and Spider-Man trading cards. I even bought a few spider man comics even though i had 0 comic interest.

There were half a dozen 16bit era spider man games and as many xmen games. Yeah we may have seen hulk Thor or iron man as a cameo, but that's all they were was secondary.

The late 90s came and gave us the before mcu movies. Then Ang Lee's hulk put him into the forefront again. And we had the raimi spidey films. And the singer x trilogy.

For me and my ilk, it's only spider man and the X-Men. Cap and iron man and hulk popularities are all products of the recent films.

During that same time though, dc kept pumping Batman thru the movies and superman in video games.

As another 90s kid who didn't really read comics, I will totally agree. X-Men were huge, Spider Man was less for me but I knew people into him. Batman was amazing. Cartoon exposure was everything, and those were the big 3.


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Hama wrote:
Why are you sad? If you don't like the character, just don't watch the show.

Because Punisher works amazingly as a reoccurring antagonist and really s#&@tily as a protagonist. By giving him his own show, they eliminate their ability to use him as the former.


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
You mean to say the last SS trailer sucked?

My response immediately after watching the last one

Caineach wrote:
Wow, I didn't think they could make me want to see their movie less, but they somehow managed


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Considering a lot of the recently locked threads are similar to topics that have been discussed here in the past, I think a lot of it has to do with the current tone outside of the site and not wanting the flamewar to expand here.


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I love the idea. Not sure about implementation, will need to look it over more.

One of the most frustrating things I have found in game is trying to play an enchanter. Charm Person is a completely worthless spell in almost all circumstances. Trying to play a manipulator is impossible if everyone around you realizes that someone just got magically whammied by you.


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Alzrius wrote:
So I started watching Erased ("Boku Dake ga Inai Machi") last night. I only planned on watching one or two episodes, but the series hooked me so hard that I ended up watching the entire thing in one sitting. It was just that good.

Honestly, I'm not sure it is the best series to blitz. Waiting time between episodes allowed the suspense to build pretty well.

But yes, definitely is that good.


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It would be awesome if they chose any power metal band for the soundtrack.


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(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻


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Well, apparently they will be going with dark and gritty The Tick


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Best line from the crossover

Spoiler:
You look like the attractive yet non-threatening racially diverse cast of a CW show


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currently 41% on rotten tomatoes


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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Caineach wrote:
This is a terrible president for freedom of the press.

I know it's popular to blame Obama for everything up to including hurricanes, but I fail to see the applicability here. Gawker made the unethical decision to post publicly a video that should have been left private. They then made the arrogant move of ignoring a judicial order to have them taken down. It wasn't until AFTER that process that Hogan launched his lawsuit.

Freedom of the Press is an important ideal, but you're seriously picking both the wrong battlefield, and the wrong side here.

Judging from the context of Caineach's quote, I'd imagine he meant "precedent" and got sneak-attacked by auto-correct.

That is correct


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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Caineach wrote:
This is a terrible president for freedom of the press.

I know it's popular to blame Obama for everything up to including hurricanes, but I fail to see the applicability here. Gawker made the unethical decision to post publicly a video that should have been left private. They then made the arrogant move of ignoring a judicial order to have them taken down. It wasn't until AFTER that process that Hogan launched his lawsuit.

Freedom of the Press is an important ideal, but you're seriously picking both the wrong battlefield, and the wrong side here.

I disagree that the video should have been left private, and the initial judicial order was wrong. Choosing to post a newsworthy video should never put a news organization in the position of defending itself from a lawsuit.


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This is a terrible president for freedom of the press.


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Aranna wrote:

Freehold you will be disappointed too... not for the same reasons I was. I know how much you love fanservice and there isn't any to be found here. No it's just a couple episodes where they portray polygamy as this amazing situation. Well no. Even the apostles of Lord Jesus said during an age when it was not only legal but globally accepted; they said polygamy is a horribly unfair and unequal situation to place women in. So they started the ban on polygamy for good reason.

I feel I should elaborate more on the child soldier disappointment. It isn't new to Gundam to use children as warriors. But this show seems to take it to a whole new level. The whole platoon is child warriors... sticking it to their elders. But every time some adult reacts with horror to the child soldier situation they are downright dismissive of the sorrow. I guess that is the part that rubs me wrong... don't be so dismissive. Let the horror of what these kids have had to endure sink in. People should be horrified by it.

Knowing a couple dozen people in loving, stable polyamorous relationships, I have to say I find this comment very disturbing.


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Having watched the whole show in one sitting, overall I really liked it. I thought the disjunction between the 2 threads worked really well to tell a story about how he is failing to juggle the different aspects of his life together.


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They missed out by naming their own price and not letting the adventurers start the haggling.


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Ashiel wrote:

I gotta agree with the OP. A lot of the messageboards may as well be a wasteland. It takes a lot of scrolling (to the point it's easy to overlook things) to get to different topic areas. It's especially noticeable as ugly and flawed when you have to trudge through all the old playtest headers.

A good forum would be something like the one at Giant in the Playground where stuff is neatly organized, easy to find, and has sensible subforums.

And for the love, a decent formatting and editing system would be a godsend. :|

personally, I find GitP to be much less usable than the Paizo forums. Paizo has probably my favorite forum navigation.


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2 friends recommended Erased separately, 1 of which gives anime recommendation panels at cons. After the first 3 episodes, I have to say it is pretty awesome.


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Aranna wrote:
I will post more after I have digested some of these articles. But Scythia? The whole world or nearly all of it discarded the false gods for the real one. If the real one claims to have created us then we should accept that. If evolution was God's tool to craft us as it seems to be the case, then it does nothing to lessen God's majesty.

Way to insult millions of people


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Love how they shut down the fan theory.


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Personally, I am not a fan of skill unlocks being class specific. The whole point of skills are that they are something anyone can do. I think they should be vastly enhanced in terms of strength (half the rogue talents should just be acrobatics skill checks with increased DCs, and a rogue talent could be +10 to a skill). Fighters should get more skills, and I could see limiting bonus skills from int to a reduced set, like knowledge skills only.


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Werthead wrote:

Warner Brothers close to greenlighting the D&D movie.

They confirm that the movie will be set in the FORGOTTEN REALMS and that the Yawning Portal Inn and the city of Waterdeep will feature. They also confirm that if the film does well they will look at doing other films in other worlds later on.

They also say they want to go for a different tone to things like THE HOBBIT and WARCRAFT, with a style of humour similar to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Hmm. Could work.

So they want to go the route of the original d&d movie and make something terrible. Got it.


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MeanDM wrote:
The budget on this movie was incredibly low, too, for a superhero movie at 48 million.

Hey its like we can only afford 2 X-Men


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Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
Caineach wrote:
Hama wrote:
Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:

Hilarious. Wear your brown pants, because you just might s%#! yourself laughing.

My wife and I are debating about whether to let our very mature 15-year-old daughter see it. Our 8 and 10 year old boys will be very disappointed that we will not let them see it. I don't think my 9 year old daughters will care, but they're certainly not seeing it either.

Yeah, sure. Bring the daughter.

Some of the jokes might soar over her head but...
She is 15. She has heard and seen worse in all regards.

For the sake of her sweet young soul I pray to God she has not. I don't think it's possible. Deadpool was freaggin' amazing, but I cannot - will not! - believe that a 15 year old out there could be jaded enough to fully appreciate the pits of depravity Wade Wilson swims into in this flick.

Small hand. Nuff said.

Why? This movie has no worse language than was regular at the Boys Club I went to in elementary school. The gore is about average, way lower than any horror or zombie movie, with practically no blood and only a handful of scenes actually dwelled on. And the sex in the movie is tamer than most R movies from the 80s and 90s, and something like 30% of 15 year olds are sexually active so there is a decent chance of seeing worse IRL by this point.

Honestly, the movie was good. It was solidly R. But overall, I think Highlander is worse for being inappropriate.


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Grey Lensman wrote:

Hama:

** spoiler omitted **

I don't think that the writers would know how to do a relationship that doesn't have those hangups.


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I have seen a number of inquisitors. None have been played anything like what you describe. Its a fun class with interesting mechanics and a solid purpose in the world. I see no problem with it.


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Sissyl wrote:

Of course. When they die, we will be able to revolutionize society, evolving it past foolish notions of private ownership, privacy, rule of law... Instead marching into the future under the lead of a strong, great leader who knows what is good for the people and the nation!

Uh, seriously, you see the baby boomers as a homogenous mass?

always love your straw men


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Kalshane wrote:

RWBY

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RWBY:
Agreed. The one thing I would like to add though is that Blake didn't necessarily run away. She ran from her friends, but based off of where we see her she is determined to do something about what happened. I think it is a newer determination that we will see in her next season, despite the fact that she can't face her friends.

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RWBY: We've had our Empire Strikes Back. Now I want my Return of the Jedi.


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I would say about half the time I see cishet used it is pejorative, and about 80%-90% of the time someone who hears it thinks it is.


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Derek Dalton wrote:
If I may ask why the dislike of Ravenloft Goth Guru. I liked the setting finding it interesting even though the horror rules didn't translate well to a fantasy setting like D&D.

I don't think he was expressing dislike, only saying that as a good guy you can't win you can at best die trying.


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Deadpool 2 already greenlit


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Everyone knows that he should have a proper pompadour


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Ross Byers wrote:
Fromper wrote:
No way - Belkar needs to face Durkula again.
Because that's gone so well for him the last couple times.

Exactly. Belkar needs to fulfill the prophecy


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Kalshane wrote:

RWBY:

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RWBY:
Torchwick's rant explains his motivation. He just wants to be on the winning side.

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WormysQueue wrote:
Milo v3 wrote:
To an extent "You can convert any RPG to any other". But, that doesn't mean such a conversion will work.

I'm talking about using Pathfinder adventures in other rpg systems, though. And as you said yourself, you can do this from scratch. I'm the first to admit that it is much more work to do this for 4E or 5E than it would be for 3.5 (depending on how lazy you are, you don't need to change anything for 3.5). But no matter what, if done right, such a conversion WILL work. And the adventure will still be the same.

No it wont. I forget the exact numbers, but a while ago someone put together a stat for the number of goblins a 1st level fighter could kill on average if they come 1 at a time by edition. 1st and second edition it was somewhere between 1 and 2. In 3rd it increased to over 2 and 3.5 went up a little more. Pathfinder increased to just over 3. In 4th it was over 20. The numbers rebalancing completely changes the type of story an encounter is.


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RWBY:
This season continues to be Empire Strikes Back with the blonde losing an arm


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MMCJawa wrote:
Grond wrote:

I hope they never change the core rules enough to warrant a 2.0 version. The choice is up to the GM and groups to decide which Paizo or 3pp products to use for campaigns. If I want to play a different rule system there are other companies with excellent rules out there. The Star Wars RPG and the Warhammer 40k RPGS from Fantasy Flight comes immediately to mind.

After watching Forgotten Realms get constantly destroyed/remade and Games Workshop destroying Warhammer last year I do not ever want to see that happening to Golarion. The only change I wish they would reveal is either how Aroden was killed or actually bring him back into the books and lore.

Changing the game rules actually doesn't require any change in the setting though. Even if their was a radical change in editions you could pretty much keep the setting as is. I would assume any rule change would still attempt to capture the fantasy setting genre vibe.

Put me in a group that is diametrically opposed to this theory. The game rules define the setting. You can make minor tweaks, but radically changing the game rules radically changes the feel of the game, and that completely changes the setting.


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I am so looking forward to the fantasy wizard learning physics in this season of GATE


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They could have made it interesting if the Reverse Flash wasn't already the Flash's enemy and instead Barry attacking him when he is stranded in time and then telling him that he killed him made him their enemy. If the Reverse Flash still idolized Barry at this point, it would have been a neat trick of how their timelines intertwine non linearly. Instead they waste the opportunity.


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They should toss its mechanics and just make it so that they can make diplomacy checks against animals.


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Right now RWBY is just going through Empire Strikes Back


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atheral wrote:

So I finally got caught up on RWBY last night...

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Well, have you not listened to the season 3 opening song?

There'll be no rest,
There'll be no love,
There'll be no hero in the end,
Who will rise above.

And when it ends,
The good will crawl,
The shining light will sink in darkness,
Victory for hate incarnate,
Misery and pain for all.


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137ben wrote:
Peter Stewart wrote:
The issue is not number of strips or quality of plot. It is his posting speed. Any plot that takes this long to resolve in terms of real time is a problem, and has me losing interest.

Okay, you got me curious, how long has this plot taken so far in real time? The Giant posts the individual strip discussion threads at almost exactly the same time as the comic, so I'll use those as a reference...

The first strip in book 5 was 947. The strip 947 thread was posted on March 31 2014, which is 652 days ago, a bit under two years.

Book five started with strip 673, which was posted on August 31 2009. Book five ended with strip 946, on February 18, 2014, for a total running time of 1632 days. That's almost exactly two and half times as long as book six has been running so far. The author said we are about a third of the way through book six, so at this rate book six will run a little bit longer than book five. Although, when he said we are "a third" of the way through, he probably meant in number of strips, since he plans what happens in each strip really far in advance, but doesn't plan when they get released, so estimates of how much longer it will run in real time are likely to be wrong.

Yeah, but Rich got injured and was dealing with the Kickstarter towards the end of book 5, and that added months onto end of the book as things slowed to a crawl.


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If your date doesn't say yes to Deadpool on V-day, do you really want them to be your date?


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Ikos wrote:
Caineach wrote:
]Unfortunately, this plug and play approach you describe is terrible for new players. It requires tons of system knowledge to weed through optional rules people may or may not want and to know what is actually worth your time.
Yes, complexity is daunting, especially if veteran players fail to shepherd in new players properly or if green groups decide against starting with the beginner's set and launch directly into the dozens of supplements available. I suspect, however, much of Paizo's base support and emergent fans do not fall into either of these categories. Many of those who find greater simplicity a draw are already playing 5.0 or will eventually do so just for that reason. PFRPG's strength lies in its multiplicity of choice and complexity; the competition already provides the alternative.

I think you would be wrong.

First, what system the group decides on in my experience is based entirely on 1 person: the GM. Many beginner groups start with an experienced GM who want to run in the system he is most comfortable in, regardless of which one it is.

Second, new groups wont know enough about different systems to accurately evaluate if one is the proper complexity for them. There are multiple reasons for this. 1. All of the mainstream games look the same level of daunting to new players. They all have hundreds of pages of rules to look through. 2. They don't know what actually makes the system complex (as is shown by people arguing in this thread about what constitutes complexity), and they will have no baseline with which to judge their first system against. 3. Being new, they don't actually know what they want yet. For many people it isn't until they branch out of their first system, which they may take decades to do, that they even see things that were bothering them with it.

For this reason, I think you need to do major system overhauls every once in a while to keep the core uncluttered enough for new players.


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I have to wonder how much of the dialog is just for the previews. I mean, its not like Deadpool wouldn't narrate his own previews.


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Malwing wrote:
Errant Mercenary wrote:

While we're at it, I would like to point out how a rules light-option light setting might differ and what I would look into a rules-light one.

When a player asks me if he can jump over the ledge, grab onto it, scurry to it's side, drop down to the balcony there behind the sniper aiming at a team member and trip him/disable him/point a gun pointblank a say "move and your brains'll do some out-door decor" I dont want to ask "did you take the Ledge Jumper Feat for the extra 7.3 feet, the Good Grip trait from Numerian Cat People Adventures, and the If I Shoot Point Blank It Actually Matters feat chain?". Sure, I can bend rules and omit some others, but then we're in 100% house rule territory, and we're talking about rule systems so everything can be standardised and therefore universally easy to assume things.

To summarise:

Question/Player - I would like to do this and that.

Answer - Roll X with Y modifiers and apply you Z to it. When XYZ are any number of dice, any fixed attribute, any spendable resource.

Yes it is simple, but with enough options that dont come down to "when they moon is half full apply +2 circumstance bonus if you're talking to butterfly people, round down, and if your bab is 14-28*2 then it is doubled but for rounds/level".

I admit that I dont know many systems apart from PF (Shadowrun, D&D), so I am open to suggestions! I heard the Starwars system is quite easy and with enough depth, albeit quite story-telling driven.

I keep seeing this problem coming up but in the context of Pathfinder I've never really had this problem so it's hard for me to relate.

Besides that, I was under the impression that rules-lite meant that the engine was different as opposed to the amount of codified options. having a lot of options does kind of inherently create the Magic: the Gathering rules problem. (What I mean by that is that Magic: the Gathering is pretty easy to learn and there aren't that many rules. However with so many cards that thrive...

I see this problem with new players all the time. Old players are jaded and know that the rules don't support their ideas so they don't try anymore.

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