It could? Why? While Ghana and the US can be tough opponents, ultimately Germany and Portugal will make it through, no contest. I'd have no problems with Christiano Ronaldo failing, though.
The poor Aussies sure have drawn a bad lot.
Robert Little wrote:
The international version is shorter.
@The Anklebiter: Sorry, but that one is blocked in my country. :)
I'd say that Nirmathani guilleros favour ranged over melee weapons. They'd also extensively use traps. Nirmathas has no organized military, so the individual warriors use whatever they know best.
The Taldane military seems to be quite conservative to me, so the Phalanx should simply use long spears/pikes. The falcata should be an officer's and/or champion's weapon, though I'd say that rapiers and long swords are becoming more widespread among them.
Their enemies, the Quadirans, use mostly lightly armoured mounted skirmishers, so short bows and sabres would be their weapons of choice.
Unfortunately, the Cloistered Cleric has Diminished Spellcasting, but no one knows why. It certainly wouldn't be too strong with the Cleric's standard progression.
Kelsey MacAilbert wrote:
Ah, Irish cheddar. The only reasonably priced cheese to get in Ireland.
Is it this bottle?
Patrick Renie wrote:
I bet he has. Both are not very detailed due to the format, 'Elves' is 3.5 and 'Dwarves' is just bad.
As far as I know, the Dark Elves of Thor 2 are not an exclusively black-skinned species.
Actually, the problem with any western society (to varying degrees) is that people always look for the fault in others instead of thinking about what they could have done wrong first.
It's marvelous stuff, really. You'll be fantastically underwhelmed and appreciate every other beer much more after.
Never read the Avatar trilogy, only heard about it. The Night Parade still is one of the few fiction novels I wasn't able to finish. And I managed to work through two Greenwoods and several Salvatores.
They do have a talent to pick out the terrible books, don't they?
The Night Parade? Oh boy.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
There are anarchists, and then there are anarchists. An anarchistic school of thought exists among extreme right even here in Europe. I once spoke with one "journalist" who said that he wanted society to devolve into competing tribes.
Maybe tribalists would be a good name.
Adfly, Mikaze? Really?
To quote Jason Statham: "A cross between hockey and murder."
Oh, absolutely, although I meant fantasy novels not set in RPG settings.
Weiss and Hickman managed to make Raistlin as well as Caramon and Tasslehoff better rounded characters over the course of six books than Salvatore managed with 20 plus.
I was hating Drizzt long before it was cool. ;)
Actually, I don't hate Drizzt. It would be a bit futile to hate a fictional character. I only detest Salvatore's writing and want to offer a counterpoint to those people who think it's the bee's knees. It certainly is legitimate to like reading his books. You just gotta recognize that there is much better stuff out there.
Cough "Twilight" Cough
Not really. It was specifically written for young adult girls and women who never grew up. I'd also venture that the fantasy theme of these books is pretty unimportant. Vampire romance stories exist in a genre of their own. There are also a portion of readers who know it's crap, but as I said, that's fine.
I'd rather look at Harry Potter for an example. The intended target group is much wider that just kids, because the series is dealing with more and more adult issues as it progresses. Twilight never does.
An alternative for a good FR story to adapt into a movie would be Kemp's about Erevis Cale. But I'd rather go for Dragonlance.
Might have been Regis, too, or Regis instead of Wulfgar. I didn't read the book, only a summary.
They tried Golden Goal and Silver Goal. It was terribly unpopular. Also, the strain put on the players would simply be irresponsible. Many of them have muscular problems after 120 minutes already.
Drizzt was always angst-ridden and whiny, except for the Crystal Shard series (which was written first), where he was a psychotic killer gleefully butchering hundreds of enemies. Except for that one drastic change in character, he didn't develop at all. Nor did the other characters. The Cleric Quintet is as bad.
I know that the character is relatable for people who share his mindset (I was in that position once, too, or else I wouldn't have read so many of the books), but the audience for fantasy media does not consist out of teenagers feeling outcast anymore (or they have outgrown that kind of thing). I also know that nostalgia is a powerful thing. But you have to win over people who did not read the books and are going to find Drizzt terribly annoying. A movie about him is not going to work.
Cattie-Brie, Bruenor and Wulfgar have made a deal with some god or other to be reincarnated back into new bodies for 5e Forgotten Realms.
Too complicated. After, 30 minutes overtime, it would simply take too long and would put too much strain on the players.
You also seem to have no idea how intense and nerve-wrecking a penalty shootout is.
Why? He is not a horrible writer, aside from the almost pornographic ways he describes every sword swing which annoys me, and honestly, Drizzt is his baby. He deserves to be included in the creative process. Plus, his descriptions of Menzobarranzan are breathtaking. Plus i love his dwarves.
Are you kidding? Salvatore is terrible. His stories are trite and his characters stereotypes that barely develop. His recent decision to reincarnate Drizzt's companions is so awful that I don't know if I should laugh or cry.
It's the easiest system, and they've tried a few. At first, ties in the final match were decided by a coin toss. Then they introduced re-matches, until someone came up with the penalty shootout idea. What would you suggest as an alternative?
That's a different story. I was thinking about buying a packet of coffee in the supermarket. I'm not an idiot who buys overpriced coffee in some supposedly hip coffee shop. Of course you get ripped off there.
Although I bet the barrista's salary is not the biggest part. They don't get paid much.
tony gent wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
Good roads and competent machines sounds like Germany, but reckless driving is pretty widespread. Although that could have a different reason. The penis extensions assembled here mostly resemble tanks, after all.
Captain Brittannica wrote:
Are those typos I spot there?
Yeah, I tried watching "Angel's Share" without subtitles. Gave up after 20 minutes.
Don't use the Adobe Reader. That thing's massive. The Foxit reader works as well and isn't such a drain on your system's resources.
Was the bottle full or empty?
The Schwaben have all but overtaken parts of this city, so the bakers cater to them already. If I'd order a caraway stick (Kümmelstange) there, they'd probably look at me blandly for a second before giving me a soul (Seele). Weird bunch of people.
I also don't get the confusion about Pfannkuchen. Those flat things you call pancakes are called Eierkuchen (eggcakes), of course.
@Drejk: Both, but in a different way.
The things originated in Berlin. If we call them pancakes, they're called pancakes.
They are called pancakes. Don't ask me why, but everyone else does it wrong.
Pyrrhic Victory wrote:
Actually, while the Frenchman volunteered to die first (because of course he did), the German WOULD TAKE OVER THE PLANE!
I don't know what got into me there. Sorry. I mean the German would quickly convince the other two that they'd have to jump instead of him.