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My players met a Cloud Dragon named Nimbimbulous, and an Imperial Sky Dragon named Amatarama.

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And for the hacker specialization, well a level 1 computer in a datapad or something similar is fairly cheap and easy to obtain and can be flavored as activating a distracting noise and lights app, creating a briefly distracting hologram or calling out the enemy's social security number because you've "hacked in" to their life.

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The revenge of the Monster Book of Monsters.

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Stuffy Grammarian wrote:
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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:


Luke was meditating at the temple to become a powerful “Grey” Jedi?
This was my pet theory that I wanted to be true. Not so much that he was trying to become a Grey force user
Obi-Wan, being portrayed by Alec Guinness and Ewan MacGregor, certainly could have been. But Mark Hamill is American -- his Luke would be a Gray Jedi instead.

Well I’m Australian, so I’m happy with grey, colour and mum.

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Harold.

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djdust wrote:

In an upcoming campaign, the PCs will be working for a wealthy merchant as the mercenary force of a newly established frontier trading post. I am trying to find a reasonable monthly pay for them. Now, I have a hard enough time understanding money and economics in the real world, not to mention getting a mental grip on the economics of a fantasy setting such as Golarion vs WBL and all that. What I was thinking was to take the average starting wealth of the party and offering that as their monthly pay + room and board + whatever loot they get from adventuring.

Now, I kind of take starting wealth by class to mean that's the character's life savings up to the point they become an adventurer, so to earn your life savings every month, sounds enticing no? But then I look at the cost of higher level adventuring gear and it's like chicken feed in comparison.

So to try and get a better feel for this, do you feel that pay rate is:

A) Not fair enough
B) Totally fair
C) Way much too fair

If it's not fair, what would be?

It may sway your opinion that I've decided to use ABP rules for the campaign.

Loot + GP when they are adventuring should make up the difference of WBL. You could go the Final Fantasy VIII route, and assign them ranks, and as they "rank up" in the organisation, they earn more money per month.

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Jedi were forbidden from attachments, so it's not like they were making babies left and right in the Old Republic. So "special bloodlines" makes little sense at all.

Those aren't related concepts, so special bloodlines could very well be a thing.

They just have to encourage Jedi not to care about whoever they were bedding (which they did a pretty good job at, 'Annie' aside). Or whatever they were depositing in a petri dish.

That's not supported in any film, TV series, or extended universe material as far as I know.

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Jedi were forbidden from attachments, so it's not like they were making babies left and right in the Old Republic. So "special bloodlines" makes little sense at all.

Yoda was the one that said that the Force penetrates and binds all living things.

In any case the rules haven't really changed that much, anybody from anywhere could potentially become a jedi. Not everyone will though, it still requires some dedication and training and there will be some random people who are strong in the force.

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Good luck pal

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Rey parents are no nobodies instead of someone important.

Dunno. Am I the only one that immediately thought what a liar Kylo Ren was, when he said that to Rey? I took the scene as him trying to undermine her confidence, not as actual matter of fact. Still kinda think that they are siblings.

Or did I miss anything that makes this absolutely clear?

P.S. Was pleasantly surprised about the movie. They did find a good balance between the old garde and the new kids on the block and I immediately fell in love with Rose. Kylo Ren came into his own so the only thing I'm a bit disappointed in is the sudden death of Stroke, when I still don't know who he is and where he came from.

So earlier when Rey was in the Dark Side cave looking for answers she received them. The mirror image she saw was "you already have the answer". When in the moment with Kylo she denies the possibility, he responds with the equivalent of "search your feelings you know it to be true".

Rey's parents being terrible nobodies from a nowhere planet is a key point in this film. Luke was trying to teach that the Force belongs to everyone. If Rey is another "important bloodline", that undermines the whole theme of the movie.

Kylo used the truth to undermine Rey's confidence and present himself as the only path to prominence in an uncaring galaxy.

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Sometimes I need Inquisitor NPCs to hunt my player character witches. Or alchemists to brew up the drugs in my homebrew campaigns. My players will often sail upon the high seas and there is nary a swashbuckler to be found to buckle their swashes!

Help me Paizo-Wan-Kenobi you're my only hope.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Delightful wrote:

n't that a microcosm of the problem of the whole film? Twists that actually aren't twists but predictable 180s. Rey parents are no nobodies instead of someone important. Snoke isn't the main villain instead its Kylo Ren. Luke doesn't really train Rey to be a Jedi instead she's supposed to chart her own path or something. Kylo Ren isn't redeemed but instead takes over the First Order.

Did those twists really surprise anyone?

If JJ Abrams problem is that he overuses the mystery box with no idea what's inside, Rian Johnson's problem is that he opens the mystery box to reveal... NOTHING! And expects you to be astonished by it every time.

What among the plethora of theories would have satisfied you?

Rey is Obi-Wan’s illegitimate grand-daughter?
Snoke is really Mace Windu?
Luke was meditating at the temple to become a powerful “Grey” Jedi?

Literally every answer besides the ones we got are all dull, expanded universe, trivia memorising, narratively insignificant, nerd back patting.

Rey’s parents are nobody, awesome we don’t have to focus on Skywalkers forever. The Force has awakened not in some special person, but in a nobody.

Snoke is Snoke. Awesome, we don’t get another space goblin at the head of the space fascists, because he’s just a narrative stepping stone for Kylo Ren.

Luke had lost hope, made a mistake and fell into depression and despair. That is something, because not once have we seen the Jedi truly reflect on their own failures in shaping the galaxy. Even Obi-Wan and Yoda were biding their time for the New Jedi Hope.

Stop saying the mysteries amounted to “nothing”, it’s disengenuous, reductive and just incorrect. Just because you didn’t get answers you liked doesn’t mean those answers don’t have value.

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These people weren’t trained in sword fighting since the age of 8. I doubt Luke Skywalker’s school of Jedi training was even that in depth with the sword fighting. Luke himself lost every lightsaber duel he fought.

So they relied on the inherent deadliness of the weapons they wielded and the force to win the battle. I thought the Force Users vs the Praetorian Guard fight was a lot of fun.

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Delightful wrote:

Um...

Can we talk about Star Wars again?

That was fun.

Was it though?

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I think if Admiral Holdo had instead been played by Admiral Ackbar everyone would have just got on board and been “what a strategic genius”. But because Vice Admiral Amelyn Holdo is new to the audience, feminine and doesn’t acquiesce to the handsome flyboy nerds everywhere feel the need to pick apart her plan and sacrifice.

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@Voss she stayed on the ship in case something went wrong, and most likely to plot another hyperspace jump to lead the First Order ships on one more wild space-goose chase to buy the Rebels more time. It was a solid plan, but something could go wrong, it’s still war.

Lucky thing she didn’t just jump on board with the rest of the Rebels or else everyone would have been reduced to space dust.

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You don't have to stay young forever, you don't have to stay unmarred by the passage of time and the inevitability of error

You're *allowed* to grow old, to fade away, to step aside for the next person

You're not the grand finale, the closing act, the end of history - Arthur Chu

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Black Dougal wrote:


Luke's arc was the best part of the movie. There is still a lot of potential quibbles about the direction-why did Luke leave a map if he wanted to be left alone? But Mark Hamill stepped up and did an amazing job with what he was asked to do. I think his final scene was a given outcome, so wasn't a shock to me, but I really do think the films strongest scenes are those on Ach-To

Luke's arc only really works if he was just some anon hermit honestly. In terms of what we know of him from the OT, it's more or less pure character assassination. I mean, they want me to believe that Luke, the guy who went against Yoda and Obi-Wan to (successfully) redeem Vader, one of the guys who is the reason the Rebel Alliance triumphed, just decides to sod off and let the galaxy burn because he's jaded of the Jedi due one of his students going nuts? I just can't see it. Plus saying the Jedi are a bunch of jerks for monopolizing the Force is pretty bunk. I mean, not like the Sith, the Knights of Sirs Not Appearing in this Film Ren, or however Snoke learned his stuff are Jedi.

There's more I could complain about with Luke's bits, but it's one of those things I chock up to the writer(s) just haphazardly tossing the stuff in the prior movies away because he's got deconstructing to do.

Obi-Wan the champion of the Clone Wars, killer of General Grievous, and Darth Maul, gets his heartbroken by Anakin. So he hermits himself on a desert planet for 17 years.

Yoda, 882 year old Jedi master, loses a duel to Darth Sidious and hides in a swamp for 18 years. Hoping that someone else can clean up the mess the Jedi made.

Luke Skywalker was 18 years old when he won against Vader and Palpatine. With an idealists view of the Force. In that time he trains Leia in the Force (but she is too busy running a government to become a knight. Still she is as talented as the Skywalker bloodline promises). However it’s clear that he starts a Jedi temple or academy. Based on his view of the Jedi, an incomplete view, that doesn’t take into account the Jedi capacity for failure. He was overconfident when he took his nephew as an apprentice.

Spoiler:
Luke sees the darkness in Ben Solo, a darkness that has been encouraged by Snoke. We as an audience don’t get to see the battle for Ben’s soul, but Luke feels like he is losing. His master Obi-Wan didn’t have the strength to kill his apprentice, and unleashed Vader upon an unsuspecting galaxy. Luke, sees that same danger. He loses all hope Ben can be stopped from a path of evil. He goes to Ben’s room, he has a moment of doubt. Because Luke Skywalker has never really doubted himself since starting down the Jedi’s path, he denied his fallibility for too long. He lights his saber. This is the only option, the Galaxy still hasn’t recovered from the Empire, from Vader. His own apprentice must die to save the galaxy. But as he looks down, saber ready to strike, he doesn’t see the face of a monster. He sees the face of a boy, his nephew. Always in motion, the future is. No, he will keep trying. But it’s too late, Ben has seen the moment of doubt, and doubts as well, doubts his trust in his master, his love for his uncle. And he chooses doubt over hope. Rejects everything he has been taught, and runs to Snoke, who already had been manipulating him for years. The way Palpatine once manipulated Anakin.

Luke misunderstands his mistake, he always had Anakin’s brain, but Padme’s compassion. (Leia has Padme’s brain, but Anakin’s anger at injustice).

He thinks that the Jedi creates monsters that the Galaxy has to pay the price for. That their manipulations of the Force creates the imbalances. “No more Jedi,” he decides, “let the galaxy sort out its own problems without the Jedi.”

He’s wrong. As Obi-Wan was wrong about Vader being more “machine than man”, as Yoda was wrong about the corruption in the republic.

Rey arrives, to a Luke that has closed himself off from the Force. Stewing in regret. Rey arrives, begging for Luke to return to the fight. To save the Galaxy. Like Obi-Wan before him, he teaches Rey to save the Galaxy. But she doesn’t fear the Dark Side. Like Ben once didn’t. Remember Luke’s failure at the cave on Degobah? He fears the Dark Side. He still fails to understand the failure of the Jedi. To cut off the Darkside is to ignore half of what the Force is. Rey understands though.

Luke redeems himself for his mistake, he learns to trust his student, not to build a world as he envisions it, but to build something better. To build a galaxy that embraces the entire Force.

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Set wrote:
Delightful wrote:

Isn't there not being an autopilot or a droid capable of piloting the ship just a contrivance of the plot, so that Holdo can nobly die (read: get fridged for the sake of a male character's arc) and Poe can get the mantle of leadership?

When I think about it that way everything kind of makes sense. Poe needs to become the leader of the Resistance by the end of this film, and thus Holdo must die regardless of the narrative hammering in that noble sacrifices are dumb and that strong, experienced leaders are needed.

I've never liked Threepio, so I kind of wanted him to have to pilot the ship. :)

Then again, maybe ships don't take commands from droids (particularly commands to ram other ships, which probably triggers some sort of safety alert...), as a safety feature, which is why we never see droids piloting ships by themselves?

But yeah, they kind of stepped all over their message there. Holdo sacrificing herself to buy time for the others was heroic. Finn sacrificing himself to buy time for the others was foolish? The only difference I see is that one still had a contract to appear in another movie...

Holdo sacrificed herself so the cause could survive. Finn was going to sacrifice himself so they could win. The Resistance had already lost enough. At this point they needed to survive.

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The whole point is that it’s not about Skywalkers. Ren is the villain, the torch has been passed to Rey.

The Rebellion has never been in as dire straits as the Resistance is when the movie ends.

And Holdo’s plan was damn solid, at least until Poe messed it up by not communicating with his superiors in the first place.

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The story was good. It was actually great.

It wasn’t subverted with “nothing”, failure isn’t “nothing”, tragedy isn’t “nothing”. The democratisation of the Force isn’t “nothing”, Luke accepting his failures as a Jedi isn’t “nothing”.

The lesson Poe is supposed to learn is explicitly in the movie (it’s so weird how people cherry pick). Poe is the reason Vice Admiral Holdo’s plan didn’t work. Poe is supposed to learn how to lead. How to operate as a part of a team. He was deliberately positioned to make the audience side with him, but he was wrong. That’s not muddled, that’s not a problem with the movie.

Holdo’s plan: Lead the First Order on a chase because she doesn’t know what is allowing the ship to be tracked. Poe deliberately withheld that information from her because he didn’t trust a Vice Admiral (the hero of Chryon’s Belt no less). He thought he knew better. So, she keeps this plan secret because she doesn’t know if there’s a leak aboard the ship. She doesn’t trust a recently demoted captain to keep his temper, and not try some half-cocked plan.
She needs to preserve the people in the resistance. That means getting them onto cloaked ships near Crait, so that they can get to a position that can be defended from orbital bombardment. The First Order didn’t even suspect cloaking (until Poe messed up and broadcasted it to his friends on the enemy ship). Poe took this for cowardice, and mutinies, because he thinks he should be kept in the loop. As the audience we also believe we should be privie to this information so we agree. BUT IT WAS THE WRONG THING TO DO. If he had gotten into a ship, hey could have hidden long enough for the Rebel cruiser to do one last jump and lead the First Order away.

Poe is making mistakes left and right. If he didn’t take out the ship that makes orbital strikes, the resistance would have been protected on Crait anyway, and had bombers to deal with ground forces to hold out long enough for assistance. At this point nobody knew that no help was to arrive from the outer rim. It was a sound plan.

So it all goes bad, in many ways thanks to Poe. He only learns this when he sees Holdo perform an act of bravery he didn’t believe Vice Admiral Holdo capable of. It’s too late now to make it up to Holdo. So when the First Order arrives with a can opener Poe still hasn’t figured it out. He tries to solve the problem by blowing it up. But he realizes daring-do is no solution here. That you can’t save the galaxy with a brave last stand, you need to keep the spark of rebellion alive. He doesn’t know how yet, but he has faith there is another answer.

It seems all hope is lost.

Luke arrives, not to save the day, but to buy time for the Resistance to get away. Poe realizes this and starts looking beyond violence as the answer to the resistance problem. Crystal Foxes show the way. Leia sees Poe learn what he needs to learn “don’t look at me, follow him”.

Every step is so clear, Poe’s journey is one from fly-boy to leader.

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It’s almost like these things were always made up as they went along.

J.J Abrams explicitly doesn’t care about the answers to his mysteries Abrams isn’t a storyteller he’s a marketer. So when Ryan Johnson comes in he is given mysteries with no answers.

So instead of just rehashing the same stories over again he instead provides opportunities for new stories. You don’t need a special legacy to be a Jedi, neutrality in the face of oppression is to side with the oppressor (in case you wondered why Canto Bight was important), we can’t just blow stuff up to save the Galaxy we need to redeem it.

But people get mad about details, they think a movie is a puzzle box to be solved. They see characters fail and think “then why did they even try”. They are explicitly manipulated by the movie to side with Poe so they can learn the same lessons he does.

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I bought a Porg you for my friends daughters for Christmas. It coos, and trundles around flapping its little wings. They loved running around with it, and patting its soft fur and when it was nap time loved to cuddle it.

Porgs are good actually.

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Indraea wrote:
Is it really any much worse of a system than strange women lying in ponds distributing swords?

No, but look how that turned out.

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Becoming a crazy space-hermit is literally the only Jedi retirement plan there is.

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Spoiler:
Not until New Year

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** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
His fatal flaw is arrogance. So, I’m thinking not even once.
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So when designing a date it’s similar to a five room dungeon.

1. The Entrance Guardian
If your date lives at home you’re going to have to make awkward small talk with the parents. I hope you have ranks in Bluff and Diplomacy, they are immune to Intimidation.

2. The Puzzle or Roleplaying Challenge
You’re going to have to speak with your date, find out what you have in common and obviously do your best to hide your flaws. This will probably be the trickiest part of the whole adventure.

3. Trick or Setback
You’re going to discover something about your date that you don’t like. Maybe they are die hard fans of a rival sports team to your favourite sports team. Maybe they think tabletop RPGs are lame. Maybe they are on the run from the secret government program that gave them superpowers. Any number of typical trivial things that you’ll have to decide is important enough to keep going on with the date.

4. Big Climax
;)

5.Reward or Revelation
If you succeed you get to go on another date, or you’ll discover that the real love was the adventure inside you all along or something like that.

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Their governmental structure is based on who is the best at swordfighting. So they aren’t exactly geniuses.

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Oh jeez, why would someone make this thread while the mods are on Christmas break?

Anyway, short answer to the question is: Don't do it.

I know you think you can, but please don't.

I do not even want to think about the implications of putting quantifiable numbers on a character with a real mental disability.

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pauljathome wrote:
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You are totally and utterly right. And I GM'ed that Adventure Path several years ago :-).

I know (hope? :-)) that it wasn't your intention at all, but you've made me now feel like a right idiot :-) :-). How could I possibly have missed that example?

Doh!

Not my intention at all, pobodies nerfect. It's a fantastic AP.

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Icehawk wrote:
There are several AP's with non-evil ghosts in them. Many in prominent plot positions.

I'm just finishing book 5 in The Crimson Throne. Man, I wish there were non evil undead there :-).

Ok, so I was wrong about undead always being evil. I hereby officially remove that from the list of reasons that I dislike Occult Adventures.

Groovy. I'm all for fair criticism, and it's always good when people listen instead of doubling down.

Curse of the Crimson Throne:
That would have been the most prominent example I'd use. Since Zellara is revealed to be a ghost early in Book 1.

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Chromantic Durgon <3 wrote:

I believe he is saying that post Occult adventures Undead doesn’t always = Evil

Where as it did before. Although I can’t say if the latter is accurate

Ghosts didn't have to be evil, that's well established in Golarion. The only non-evil "undead" in Occult Adventures I can think of are a Spiritualist's Phantoms. Which really isn't a big jump from Ghost. Additionally Phantoms aren't undead, they're outsiders.

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pauljathome wrote:

The post I was about to make would probably have been deleted so I'll try again.

I'd like to request that the people who like this book STOP putting up strawmen and making false and, frankly, insulting claims about those of us who have the temerity to NOT like the book.

To be clear, I have no problem at all with you liking the book. Many people do. Good for you (sincerely). But that doesn't mean that those of us who don't are idiots, liars, luddites, etc. It just means that we have significantly different tastes and/or priorities than you do.

I can only speak for myself but
5) The rules book retroactively changed the world in ways that I do NOT like. Suddenly not all Undead are evil, for example. Suddenly, there is a whole 3rd way of magic that everybody must have known about all along without bothering mentioning it (since it makes no sense otherwise). I assign a much higher value to the world having internal consistency and making sense than Paizo does.

Psychic Magic existed before Occult Adventures, previously though it was only really mentioned in the context of Vudra and far-off lands. Just as guns migrated out of Alkenstar when Ultimate Combat came out, psychic magic migrated to the Inner Sea when Occult Adventures came out. Before Ultimate Magic there was no Magus, only Eldritch Knights. But most campaigns integrate Magi with little issue.

Internal consistency is the weakest reason to refuse change, because these worlds are all pretend anyway.

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Irontruth wrote:

Also, if lightspeed is weaponizable, why didn't the rebels just fly a single ship through the Deathstar? No need to hit the exhaust port. Just punch a hole through the core, or the laser array, and no more danger.

When facing off against the dreadnaught at impossible odds where you know you'll lose most of your bombers... why not just jump one bomber through the dreadnaught? Same effect on the bomber, but it only cost you one.

Actually, hyperspace travel would be incredibly dangerous. Small specs of dust that drift into a space lane would create a chain reaction of exploding ships.

It took a cruiser doing this trick to cut a slice off one big ship. If this same ship tried the same trick on the Death Star it would have just made an impact crater on that heavily armoured shell and the Rebellion would have been down a capital ship, with a Death Star rounding on Yavin IV.

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doctor_wu wrote:
Chromantic Durgon <3 wrote:

I feel like having never played 3.5 or 3p pathfinder psionics does give one a rather fresher set of eyes coming into psychic classes.

Although from what little I’ve heard of psionics mechanically and law wise they don’t seem similar beyond having no somantic and verbal components.
I honestly don't know how 3.5 psionics worked.

You had powers known, like a sorcerer.

To manifest (cast) a power (spell), you spend points the minimum number of points was to cast at the lowest possible caster level, additional points to manifest at a higher caster level.

That's basically it.

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
of course you can. It was already mentioned in episode 4 and it happened in rogue one.

That only applies to larger bodies with a mass and have strong enough to gravities to project that pull your ship out of lightspeed. At least that was what the former thinking was.

How about this then, how can a flagship that size or advanced not have shielding that would not obliterate anything the size of the Raddus on impact?

You only win the Marvel (Disney) No Prize if you can explain how it works. We saw that it worked in the film, so you have to work backwards.

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Scintillae wrote:
DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Warhorses would be a great RPG, about overcoming fear, riding into battle and keeping your rider alive.
Probably better suited to Crimea than WWI. I can't offhand recall much in the way of major cavalry involvement in WWI.

Half right there Scint.

WWI generally saw a steep decline in the usage of cavalery. It saw the least usage on the western front (and there mostly by the british), while it saw much more extended usage on the Eastern and Ottoman fronts.
Horses did see constant usage as draft and transport animal on all sides of the war, and I've seen it estimated that somewhere 5-6 million horses served through out World War I.
Actual casualty numbers are a bit harder to dig up, but the british (horse) casualties were reportely between 431.400 and 513.000 (using an old textbook ^^').

As an Australian, the Light Horse have always been a big part of wartime history.

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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Now let me explain from this perspective: That shot, and moment were awesome, everybody left the cinema with that silent cut burned into their brain. If you take that moment out, or do something else this movie would have been less awesome. Does anybody really want a less awesome Star War?

I have plenty of choices for "awesome."

I come to Star Wars for a coherent plot, heroic fantasy in space, and laser swords.

Coherent plot?

Looks at the prequels, then looks at the camera like he's on The Office.

Spoiler:
I actually like the prequels too.

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Browman wrote:
Dudemeister why do you always use Star War instead of Star Wars?

What's Star Wars?

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:


That being said

** spoiler omitted **

Sorry needed to get that off my chest.

Or more importantly...

** spoiler omitted **

I’ve already argued the in universe logic of why It works and how it was already explained in the first movie, and how expensive a plan that is for the team with the fewest resources to spare.

Now let me explain from this perspective: That shot, and moment were awesome, everybody left the cinema with that silent cut burned into their brain. If you take that moment out, or do something else this movie would have been less awesome. Does anybody really want a less awesome Star War?

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Spoiler:
The good guys have always been on the side of nature. It's kind of a key signifier in the series. Crystal Foxes saving the rebels is pure uncut Star War.

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Zelda Marie Lupescu wrote:

Well, it's not just her, it's a few others too which I don't understand. Plus, now they have decided they hate this girl Nessa (I'm really not sure why, I guess they think she's rude or something because she didn't say please?) and so they have tonight decided to help her half-brother who is a total jerk to them (he's the school bully) and yet they still want nothing to do with her in trying to help her brother... makes no sense that they'd want to help HIM and yet go out of their way to avoid her (even though initially when they thought she was rude she was going to ask them to help him)

Honestly, it makes me wonder if I just have a problem with not being "polite" myself, and so that comes off in my GMing and so players end up thinking all my NPCs are a%%~~%@s, which is kinda why I started this as I am really not sure what to do at this point.

Are all your players dudes, and all the characters they dislike girls. Because that might tell you something about why they have a double standard.

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Warhorses would be a great RPG, about overcoming fear, riding into battle and keeping your rider alive.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
You know I could hit the button...but there just seems like people posting "spoilers" even after the fact this movie has been out for almost a week now...

I'm not posting anything spoilery in public forums, or social media until the New Year, because not everybody gets to see these things right away because Christmas season, work and real life can get in the way.

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Koldoon wrote:

*sigh* I will never understand fan hate.

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Spoiler:
I truly hope not, because it's way more important that Rey not be descended from secret space royalty. Being nobody special but saving the galaxy is the heart and soul of this movie.
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I love it though.

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I am so confused by this.

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Porgs exist because it was easier than trying to digitally remove the puffins from the shooting location.

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Pan wrote:

The last Jedi was more inline with what I was hoping from Force Awakens. A new SW story with new characters and a few familiar faces for sentiment. Im glad this film was able to take on a life of its own. I have a few minor quibbles but ill be able to enjoy this again and again, which I havent been able to say for four or five films now.

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Spoiler:
It’s not really spelled out anywhere to the audience, but it’s not actually a mystery. None of the characters are baffled or concerned by Snoke’s identity at all. Basically, Snoke is Snoke, evil Force user and leader of the First Order. His origins are, for now at least, completely irrelevant. It’s like the Emperor back when the orig trig came out. He was the generic evil bad guy who led the Empire and corrupted Vader. Until the prequels came out, there wasn’t much to know. We might see more EU stuff later, but for now, Snoke is Snoke, an obstacle in Kylo Ren’s rise to power.
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