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I'm kinda getting bored with daleks. For supposedly indestructible masters of extermination, they get obliterated every five episodes or so. Sure they always survive, but still.
They didn't get obliterated this time.It was on Russell T. Davies' watch (as producer), to my mind, where the dalek stories got really silly, with them coming up with ever more grandiose plans and supposedly being all wiped out (only to subsequently come back through yet another loophole) every other season.
To give credit to him, Moffat's overseen several episodes where the daleks didn't all get wiped out or where insanely high stakes were involved; in one (Victory of the Daleks) they even arguably got the better of the Doctor.
Second episode was interesting. I would have liked it better if Moffat hadn't slapped in that 'Missy' segment. I have a nasty suspicion that we're going to end up seeing one of those per episode now, with someone who's 'killed' during interaction with the Doctor, until it's revealed that 'Missy' is either the Doctor's insane daughter and/or an evil alter-ego/future/alternate Clara.
India (men) continuing to show all the style and panache that so mysteriously disappeared in the last matches of the test series.
Men's one day series, England VS India, second match:
That said, Peter Capaldi seems like he might bring some gravitas to the role. And having sat on the sidelines and watched everyone else get all the action in Musketeers he actually got in on some horse-riding last night (unless it was a stuntman double, of course)...
In the women's one day series, Charlotte Edwards has scored a hundred today (and carried her bat right through the innings, finishing 108 not out), and England have gone 2-0 up against India. Very good Indian bowling today, but Edwards is highly experienced and made sure England had what turned out to be (just) enough runs for the England bowlers to sink India. Good bowling from Jenny Gunn, who broke a crucial Indian partnership at a time when India were looking like they might pull the chase off, and who took 4 wickets for 23 runs off her ten overs. Series in bag for England, one match to go.
I remember the body-count that a CR half or one third or something ridiculous like that encounter kept on racking up in The Whispering Cairn because actually in 3.5 swarms are disproportionately dangerous to 1st level characters without area effect options like flasks of burning oil...Edit:
Ahem. Just to clarify, not characters that I personally bounced by the dozen, but which others reported on the boards...
So if Robson goes, do they give Carberry or Compton another try when they go to the West Indies next spring? Or someone else?
I just noticed the next test series the Indian men have is against Australia. I wonder if we'll see any test matches over in less than two days, if India play like that in Mitchell Johnson's back yard.... :D
Oval Test, 3rd day, shortly before tea; India lose match by an innings and a silly number of runs and the series 1-3
Hmmm. Well that's that at Wormsley. Charlotte Edwards after the match said that her England team should have played better on the first day. Looking at the scorecard, I think there might have been a element of being on the wrong end of the toss and a somewhat dodgy pitch, but if it inspires them to work harder on their games...
It seems to be an very bowler-friendly pitch at Wormsley! Charlotte Edwards & co. are better than 92 all out.Hopefully the pitch + atmospheric conditions will be helpful in the morning session, and England can get the last six Indian wickets before the Indians can knock the runs off.
I've caught some of the radio coverage of the women's match, before the Oval test started and that took over the air-waves.
Regarding the Oval test, the Indian batsmen, excluding Dhoni, seem to have suddenly and inexplicably lost any interest in winning. Maybe too much cricket's burnt them out?
Fourth Test, Day 3:
Fourth test, Day 1:
In second edition AD&D Ravenloft:
Domains of Dread, Chapter 7, Powers Checks, Unholy Acts wrote:
...Alternatively, a character can also commit an unholy act by openly and maliciously violating the beliefs of those around him. A character who mocks an important idol may well offend more than the local townspeople...
You got a free-pass if it was an evil faith you were mocking/belittling, but you could end up in hot-water fairly quickly if you were being nasty about a locally important neutral or good faith.
I don't recall anything in 2nd edition (except maybe in the case of specific corners of Ravenloft or items) where atheists generally got any benefits or penalties for being 'deniers', but once they started shoving their views in other people's faces, and specifically started mocking or belittling their faiths/beliefs, then they did get in trouble.
I think third edition was somewhat fuzzier on the issue.
Lugh Ildanach wrote:
If your DM can handle a conversion of something written for 3.5. I'd recommend Legacy of Fire. It's a bit of a railroad in places, but the players definitely get to visit at least one major location that practically no one else has been to.Oh yes, and it introduced (Erik Mona, the writer of the first instalment, being, well, Erik Mona) players around the world to the harbingers of pain and humiliation known as 'pugwampis'.
Regarding the original post (and poster), it might help those who *are* capable of commenting usefully, if you give some idea of which modules/novels you're trying to link together into a coherent storyline. I think by the sound of it you opened up with Clash of the Kingslayers - though if I understand correctly you say you ran it without having any basic information regarding Paizo's own setting, so started improvising your own world/background as you went along - but I'm not sure what else you've been running or borrowing ideas from.
Apparently I'm not sufficiently cynical. I was expecting at least a match suspension for Anderson, to go along with Jadeja's pre-existing fine, since apparently something unpleasant has been going on between them - but today both Anderson's and Jadeja's disciplinary thingummies have miraculously vanished in a *puff* of smoke. No punishments for anyone!
At Adelaide in 2006, Australia were 40 runs off the follow-on target, with five wickets left at the end of day three.
Hmm. I think the point of my previous post is a vague sense of unease that 569 on a good batting pitch might not be enough to stop the other side from getting somewhere close to parity, which will give them morale plus momentum.
Folkish Elm wrote:
The next event that comes to my mind in the UK at which PFS may have a presence is OddCon (10th-12th) October, in Telford.I might be overlooking some other event though!
Generally no (commonwealth games watching) unless there's some famous British athlete I've actually heard of competing when I turn on.
BBC weather forecast for Birmingham tomorrow of temperatures upto 26 degrees, and maybe some cloud during the afternoon; wind from the northeast of upto ten miles per hour.
Anyway, we'll see how the third test goes. If it weren't for Prior going, I'd be pretty much certain that England would continue to build momentum in their non-winning streak.
Regarding the older and more experienced England players, the thought has belatedly occurred to me that Duncan Fletcher may well have worked with some of them during the time when he was England coach (up until early 2007), and that he might well know exactly what their weaknesses are and how to push their buttons. It would be strange, now that he's the coach of the India team, if he hasn't spread this information to his new side.
...you were one of those who helped to organise or attended as a special guest one of the first 'overseas' 'PaizoCon' events.
Confirmed by BBC Cricket section, Buttler in as replacement keeper: *Link*
Regarding the Stoke - Birmingham works:
With regard to selection of bowlers for the England squad, Anderson may shortly be banned from participating in matches as a result of that 'level three' disciplinary business from Trent Bridge, if the official verdict on it goes against him.