Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Drow Dancer

Freehold DM's page

22,728 posts (23,009 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 13 aliases.


1 to 50 of 2,079 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>

2 people marked this as a favorite.

I will probably watch the film. I can't promise I won't groan at the whedonality of it all.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
thejeff wrote:
Jaçinto wrote:

If players want to be bland, fine. But as a GM I reserve the right to give out exactly as much story and detail and effort as the players are willing to put in. If you refuse to roleplay, why should I? If the players want to be bland and just kill stuff with little to no in-character talking to eachother or npcs or even basically describing what they do, expect the GM to do the same.

Again, you get the same level of quality you are willing to put into the story. Do you want WoW where there are quest NPCs clearly marked and the dialog means nothing and you just want the quick quest objective and map marker so all you need to worry about is your build and power rotation which you just look up in forums anyway, or do you want to play in a world where what you do and say actually matter?

Is there no middle ground at all?

not one that wouldn't result in a fight. The wall between playstyles has hit the stratosphere, any attempts at scaling it is seen as an attack.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
White Knight Doodlebug wrote:

And to think, when I first met him there wasn't any white in that hair or beard.

[Sighs fondly, remembering the past; then stabs Comrade Freehold]

I may find him nutty as a fruit cake, but I don't begrudge you enjoying meeting him. I wish I could get my dad to meet him.

Also, AAAAAAAAHHHH! I'VE BEEN STABBED!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

This thread has gone in an unusual direction....


1 person marked this as a favorite.

All y'all are crazy.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Curse you!

shakes anti Facebook fist


1 person marked this as a favorite.
TOZ wrote:
*drags the body away*

lose more players that way. ..


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Liranys wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Apparently everyone here hates me...
I didn't say I hated you. I only dislike it when players refuse to play cooperatively. I can deal with most other stuff, but sinking the party is not something I can deal with.

it's cool. I have done just about everything in this thread once or twice with a few notable exceptions. Many of the things mentioned here get my goat too, but it's not worth flipping a table over, something everyone should consider.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Apparently everyone here hates me...


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I can only say that's a schtick that is kept in x-comics, not something you see much outside of it. Which is the problem, really. Also, it's no longer the 70's, which is a bigger problem- the comics you remember are not the comics that are being read now, and marvel has noticably backslid. What worked as diversity in 1978 doesn't work in 2014.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Drejk wrote:
I guess that nakedness was involved in some way...

Knowing Urizen, it's the only time he wears clothes.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

This thread is awesome.

That is all.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

WHAAAAAAA?

That's one premature baby! He's as premature as I was (born in December, not February, 2 pounds 5 ounces.)
CONGRATULATIONS


1 person marked this as a favorite.
William Bryan wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Zaister wrote:
Planescape in a nutshell: "Hey there, stupid 1st-edition player! You thought you knew the names of planes and their creatures? Hahaha, we have changed all those names, in truth because we must comply to political correctness and cannot risk to offend unnamed parties, but we'll just pretend the new names have always been the correct names and the old names were just the ones known only to stupid ignoramuses like YOU! So it's your fault alone! In addition we're making up a new and stupid jargon to talk down to you, just because it's all the rage in other successful games now."

also, this.

I am quite confident paizo would not make such a mistake.

While I don't think that this was a mistake for the PS campaign, I don't think that theme/feel belongs in Golarion. I agree with Freehold DM that bringing that PS theme to Golarioin would be a mistake. I personally loved the feel that PS created as a niche campaign.I especially loved how much of the writing was written in-character. I also was and am a PS player and GM. I don't think playing in a PS campaign is indicative of the type of player you are.

Bottom line is that certain campaigns are not for everybody.

I guess we're going to have to disagree then. I have run a planescape game before myself and enjoy much of it, but I have found that most the the setting adherents(should have used that term instead of players, showing my age a bit) to be incredibly obnoxious - moreso than forgotten realms players, and that's saying something.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Agreed. Green lantern mosaic did more for me than x-men did, although I remain a fan of them.


3 people marked this as a favorite.

Your mind works in strange ways and takes unusual paths not immediately visible to others.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Erik Mona wrote:

My dream is to do a huge Absalom hardcover with tons and tons of interconnected NPCs. I absolutely love Uncaged and would really love to do something like it for Pathfinder.

go for it man. It would be an inspiration to me and others, and make all sorts of gaming easier.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

backs out of thread slowly


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
.What hurts the system more, angry internet posters or you?
Angry Internet posters. It does more to burn out good cops than anything else. You can say it doesn't. I've seen first hand that it absolutely does. Again, we aren't going to come to a compromise on this because you aren't going to believe what I say regardless of how much I've seen it happen over the ten years I was on the police force. I'm trying to talk my friends out of the job because I don't want them hurt or dying for people who don't appreciate the sacrifice they are willing to give. Again, I wouldn't mind having a beer and discussing face to face, unfortunately, that isn't an option so I choose to take my wife on a date and a nice dinner than continuing to have a conversation here where nothing is going to be solved and no one is going to change their opinion. It is what it is. Good luck.
so, someone says something mean to you, doesn't appreciate you, even simply criticizes you, it means they deserve anarchy as a result? No police services, fire department, anything? Because they don't toe the line and kneel before nebuchandezzar? That's nonsense. People have a right to opine, and it isn't well rounded conversation that helps us grow if we all just agree with you. Good manners help when disagreeing, mind. But no, you're in the wrong here, former officer, and the more good cops you encourage to quit because they do not get their free apple from a groveling shop owner, a kiss from a swooning damsel, or whatever else they consider respect, then you are a part of the problem. It takes more than just better hiring practices (which to me sounds like a real eagerness to wash ones hands of any responsibility with respect to fellow officers). It takes good cops being encouraged to stay despite public opinion turning against them, and making a genuine effort to win people over, not simply demanding respect just because of the uniform. Give respect
...

considering that respect seems to revolve around never complaining, criticizing or even commenting, it's going to be very easy to be seen as a malcontent.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
I have a lot of women in my DevArt favorites.

Me too!

Quote:
They're just usually clad in full armor, or at least otherwise reasonably dressed.

Me...ah..well..they're wearing...stuff.

More or less than the lady that graces the wallpaper of your smartphone?

*gasp* how did you know?!?


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Michael Brock wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
.What hurts the system more, angry internet posters or you?
Angry Internet posters. It does more to burn out good cops than anything else. You can say it doesn't. I've seen first hand that it absolutely does. Again, we aren't going to come to a compromise on this because you aren't going to believe what I say regardless of how much I've seen it happen over the ten years I was on the police force. I'm trying to talk my friends out of the job because I don't want them hurt or dying for people who don't appreciate the sacrifice they are willing to give. Again, I wouldn't mind having a beer and discussing face to face, unfortunately, that isn't an option so I choose to take my wife on a date and a nice dinner than continuing to have a conversation here where nothing is going to be solved and no one is going to change their opinion. It is what it is. Good luck.

so, someone says something mean to you, doesn't appreciate you, even simply criticizes you, it means they deserve anarchy as a result? No police services, fire department, anything? Because they don't toe the line and kneel before nebuchandezzar? That's nonsense. People have a right to opine, and it isn't well rounded conversation that helps us grow if we all just agree with you. Good manners help when disagreeing, mind. But no, you're in the wrong here, former officer, and the more good cops you encourage to quit because they do not get their free apple from a groveling shop owner, a kiss from a swooning damsel, or whatever else they consider respect, then you are a part of the problem. It takes more than just better hiring practices (which to me sounds like a real eagerness to wash ones hands of any responsibility with respect to fellow officers). It takes good cops being encouraged to stay despite public opinion turning against them, and making a genuine effort to win people over, not simply demanding respect just because of the uniform. Give respect to get respect. And yes, bad cops being brought down belongs on the front pages. So do hero cops saving lives. There is room in the world for both, and both stories deserve to be told.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Rynjin wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Rynjin wrote:
ShadowcatX wrote:
Rynjin wrote:
ShadowcatX wrote:
Rynjin wrote:
I like how everyone is blaming the police instead of the scumbag methheads using their child's playpen to barricade the door.
To my understanding the people in the house had nothing to do with drugs and the person they were actually looking for was found in a different house later on.
If the house had nothing to do with drugs, no "drug residue" would have been found.
It was the right house, but the people inside of it were relatives (as Durngrun mentions) and had nothing to do with the drugs.

And now their kid has been grievously injured because of their choice to associate with people like that.

Yes it's totally their fault they have drug dealers in their family.

It's their fault for continuing to associate with them, up to the point they actually brought their child into the house.

I have drug dealers in my family.

I don't associate with them.

Ed Reppert wrote:
Rynjin wrote:
If the house had nothing to do with drugs, no "drug residue" would have been found.
Pull a bill out of your wallet. Any bill. Analyze it for "drug residue". Unless your bill was just printed last week, I guarantee it'll test positive. Houses in low income areas I'm less certain about, but I wouldn't be at all surprised.

An informant had actually purchased meth FROM THAT HOUSE earlier. Stop trying to pretend these people are innocent, and everything relating to drugs was coincidental or caused by circumstances besides them making and selling drugs.

Ed Reppert wrote:
Police today routinely overstep the bounds of common sense, decency, and the rule of law (although not necessarily the law itself, which also increasingly oversteps the aforementioned bounds). B$$!#ing about it on the Internet is not going to change anything though.
Common sense: The man was known to previously be armed and dangerous,...

going to need to get at least one citation of your version of events here. This goes against everything I have read on this thus far, and you seem to have a great level of knowledge - the door was barricaded with a crib? That sounds almost too stupid to be believed, but I'm sure my crib ended up in weird places as a kid. Where are you getting your info from?


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Orthos wrote:
I have a lot of women in my DevArt favorites.

Me too!

Quote:
They're just usually clad in full armor, or at least otherwise reasonably dressed.

Me...ah..well..they're wearing...stuff.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
TOZ wrote:
Somehow I imagine Freehold doing this.

I remember when my cat used to do that..I miss her.


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:
Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
I'm not bisexual, so I admittedly lack the full perspective on what's going on, but it seems to me that bisexuals are generally getting more bigoted crap from lesbians and gays than us trans people are. Why do people pull out that crap like how bis are either gay or straight, or dating the opposite sex means you are straight, or that bis are untrustworthy, or that dating the opposite sex is treasonous? I've seen all of this from the mouths of gays and lesbians, and I can't help but wonder what the hell their problem is.
I've actually been on the receiving end of this recently, I'm not sure what it is about exactly. What I've picked up on so far is that somehow being bi is inherently threatening to certain gay men and women and it seems to be the same people whose sexual identity and "team" are of greater than normal importance to them. Maybe we are seen as infiltrators or wishy washy dabblers or something?
Primates love social hierarchies. Even the ones near the bottom of the social ladder often attempt to feel better by exerting authority over the few beneath them. I confess that in high school, I was pretty far down the ladder, and I often tried to take it out on those even less popular than me. I figured out what I'd been doing once I had graduated, but it was too late to prevent the psychological damage I'm certain I contributed too; I haven't even been able to find them to apologize. I hate so many of the lessons I learned in school.

hugs


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Some people really really love the t shirt and get upset when other people won't wear it even if they are partially down with the members of the clubhouse.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
aeglos wrote:

he said Papa !!!!

he said Papa !!!!!

twice !!!

Now say possum! Say possum!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I love Kuvira. FINALLY an earthbending villain that acts like an earthbending villain.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Grey Lensman wrote:
jemstone wrote:


You don't even need the EU to understand the awesomeness that is Wedge Antilles.

Wedge is one of the only X-wing pilots to survive a trench run on the original Death Star, miss, come back for more dogfighting and interdiction against TIE fighters, and then pull out of the fight and get home. (Luke tells Wedge to bug out because Wedge "can't do any more back there" with his fighter all beat up.)

Wedge is the first Rebel pilot to bring down and score a kill against an AT-AT.

Wedge leads the charge into the second Death Star, both dogfighting and trailblazing through the corridors of that station ahead of the Millenium Falcon. He knocks out the power regulator while the Falcon gets the main reactor core, and survives that attack as well.

Luke may be "the best bush pilot in the outer rim territories," but a lot of that is because of The Force. Wedge is raw, natural talent. Best pilot in the galaxy, hands down.

Wedge is the only guy to survive both Death Star runs.

PILOTS FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He is the only pilot to have kill markers for both death stars on his fighter.

I still love my Y-Wing and B-Wing though..I love bombers.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Kajehase wrote:
Aaaand I'm 35.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Aberzombie wrote:
This morning it was Adam West Batman and bacon.

I can only take Adam West Batman in small doses.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
I love the alchemist. I have CH to thank for that. He opened my eyes to the variety of possibilities that are available for the alchemist. I'm playing a rage chemist in my Shattered Star campaign right now.
CH, what have you done?!?!?!?
Sorry, Freehold. Alchemists are awesome. You are just too drunk on Spite to see it.

hey, I don't drink spite, I drink fresh, all natural, organic Haterade(TM)!!!

And I don't hate the new classes, I don't like the form they take. They really should be alternate classes where they are not archetypes.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
I love the alchemist. I have CH to thank for that. He opened my eyes to the variety of possibilities that are available for the alchemist. I'm playing a rage chemist in my Shattered Star campaign right now.

CH, what have you done?!?!?!?


1 person marked this as a favorite.
KSF wrote:
Filed my court petition for my legal name change today. One month till the actual court date. (Then begins the running around and getting my name and gender changed on my license and everywhere else.)

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Orthos wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Tels wrote:
I saw some articles saying that the creators were done with Avatar after Korra as they've been brunt out on it. 10 years of Avatar is a lot and they want to do something else. Though they're not saying no to returning to Avatar in the future, or letting someone else take the reigns.
I personally feel that Avatar should be laid to rest with Korra. They've told a wide scope of stories, advanced the world. The last thing I want to see is another generation of Avatar with spaceships.
Whereas I think that would be all kinds of awesome.

Come oooon BENDJAMMER!


1 person marked this as a favorite.
BluePigeon wrote:
Rawr! wrote:

Maybe a more salacious and click-worthy link...

The monster a former Paizo developer dared me to publish!

Hmmmmmm.., nice. I'm having thoughts of giant snails, rust monsters, traps, and gelatinous cubes. Oh the fun I can have.

Now I'm hungry.


3 people marked this as a favorite.

Now we can watch cartoons whenever we want.

Whenever we want.

It's what we dreamed of as kids.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I liked planescape a lot, but it is tied with ravenloft for second most divisive campaign setting.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I'm watching Ranma 1/2 every Sunday.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I drink tea.


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Sharoth wrote:
Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
TOZ wrote:
I'll say. I didn't even rate a passing mention.
Wait a minute. Even NOT mentioning TOZ is enough to summon him to a thread?
Yes. TOZ is everywhere. Even in your dreams. Even in your nightmares. Even in your coffee. ~looks at the grinder~ sorry. I got a bit carried away.

I...DRANK TOZ?!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

One day, when we are old, we will enjoy the TRUE OKTOBERFEST.

I hope the wife is okay with any..ah..exhuberant celebrations that may occur as a result of drunkenness...


3 people marked this as a favorite.
HangarFlying wrote:
So basically you're saying that the officer should be locked up even if the evidence indicates that he shouldn't be...because the mob is always right?

I said nothing of the sort.

Quote:
You have to have faith in the system because if no one does, then the system no longer works. It's certainly not perfect, and there are systemic issues that need to be addressed, but it's important to remember that there are two sides to every story and both have a right to be heard.

Forgive me if I do not fall to my knees awash in faith in the system you openly admit is imperfect. This has been mishandled from the beginning. Ferguson PD deserves their black eye, and the legal process in the town may yet soon follow.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Numbers will say absolutely anything if you torture them long enough.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
HangarFlying wrote:
Or...you know...because of how big of an event this has turned out to be (not saying it should be swept under a rug, just all of the other stuff surrounding it: mishandling, protests, riots, etc.), they want to be meticulous and ensure that they do everything correctly and get as close to the truth as possible. That's not something that is decided in 10 minutes.

You have faith in the system that I do not.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

502. Due to an unusual interest in the rules brought forth, the 2nd Edition Skills and Powers version of Dungeons and Dragons becomes quite popular. 3rd edition is never developed, as the following works in the Skills and Powers vein become available in smaller, thinner books, each sold for 9.95 and identified by volume number, allowing each DM to state from the beginning how their games are going to be run by giving their games a unique code.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Will never understand how or why games are made with such over the top requirements. It's almost as if they are made for future generations to enjoy, not the current one.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
David M Mallon wrote:
I'm sorry, Sylgja, but I've found someone else. She's got blue skin and can flay you alive... with her mind. Also, she doesn't do nearly as much of the watching-me-while-I-sleep-while-munching-on-an-entire-loaf-of-bread thing.

I don't know if I can ever play that game without entering into a relationship with her.

I love Liara. I don't think I could ever play a game where I didn't end up with her.

I don't just love Liara though, if anything, she's my least favorite Asari, which is saying something.

When I die, I hope I go to the heaven that's populated by asari. Extranet asari, according to Ashley Williams, but that may be her stereotyping talking. OOh, even better, I wanna be the bartender asari's roommate!!!!! Moreover, I hope my heaven is right across the street from Orthos' heaven, so I can be THAT GUY.

Heaven Orthos, meditating/relaxing/doing something ascetic
Loud noises come from across the street, indicative of lots of bass, massive Baysplosions and possibly carnal activity
Heaven FreeholdDM: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! I LOVE BEING DEAD N' STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heaven Orthos: Ugh. THAT guy.

It'll be AWESOME!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I miss players option. I liked a lot of the concepts in that book, and I think it came out at the wrong time and was pushed to the wrong audience.

Also, loved book of erotic fantasy. Use it in my games to a limited extent when things get carnal and a roll *has* to be made.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Scintillae wrote:

Well, finished reviewing anachronic order and mood with my honors classes. Will have to keep on mood as we get into Shakespeare, but most of what we're reading should be pretty linear for a while.

Never thought I'd get away with showing Firefly in class.

won't someone think of the children?!?!!?!

1 to 50 of 2,079 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.