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Wife just beat saints row 4...big saints row fan.


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Hey! No politics! Bad! Very bad! No soup for anyone!


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captain yesterday wrote:
Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
Move to California. It's bloody Spring weather already. F!$@ing climate change.

we almost did, moved to seattle instead, government and taxes and economy were less f+&~ed up there, we moved back to wisconsin so my mom could see her only grand daughter before her eyes went out (she has since had surgery and her vision is way way better, she has her license and is no longer legally blind **yay for science**)

indeed. Would that it could have happened in time to save my own grandmother. But her illness was a very rare one.


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captain yesterday wrote:

its g~&!%!n cold out!

f%&% winter! and f~%+ that dick rodent!

edit: don't go outside before coffee!

such foul language to desecrate such a beautiful season. You're getting a lump of coal in your stocking this year!


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Kajehase wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

Well, *I've* spent the last two days transcribing 30 minute long interviews (in English) with Japanese men about onboard weather routing systems.

Bet you're all jealous.

The sad thing is that, yes, a bit. (Getting really fed up with this non-winter making working outdoors just depressing.)

presses face against glass


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captain yesterday wrote:
for the last time Freehold, stop funneling your cliche plucky Brooklyn orphan pickpockets thru my house, i only have so many rooms, and the coppers are starting to get wise, see.

cheese it! The Man! Initiate Operation Rutabaga, kids! Scatter!


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Celestial Healer wrote:
I have gotten my audition results, and will be singing all the baritone solos for Brahms's A German Requiem next month. Sweet!

this is gonna be an awesome March.


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Orthos wrote:
Yeah having kids requires a whole lot of other things I don't want as prereqs. I'll stick to cats.

slips kids into Orthos' house through the back door, slips head kid a 20 dollar bill

Remember, feed the younger ones sugar in overlapping intervals...don't let them all crash at once.


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Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

we gotta hang out! this Saturday and Sunday are locked down, so maybe next week?


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It will be beautiful.

Still just can't get into this series. And I'm trying here.


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Alien: Isolation is not winning me over. this isn't survival horror on a space station, it's being stuck in a huge mall after an earthquake with a serial killer occasionally taking a swipe at you. Back to gamefly with you.


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Mairkurion {tm} wrote:

1,775 new.

Did I miss anything?

hugs


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MYTHIC TOZ wrote:
Just get to 23. Do it for me. Believe in the TOZ who believes in you.

sobs, watches Gurren Lagan


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Astonishingly, I just couldn't get into Dark Souls.


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Sounds hilariously awesome.


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Tacticslion wrote:
... what? Sorry, but what's an Oglaf?

one of my favorite comics.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Orthos wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

You know, I'm ashamed to admit that I hadn't even thought of that?

Wow. I mean... daggum, wow. That... that would be pretty amazing.

** spoiler omitted **...

a lot here that I could almost not hate.


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"Lemmy wrote:
It becomes a pointless exclamation of "Gurl powah!" a la Final Fantasy X-2.

we certainly disagree here.


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Sorry, but I really take issue with this perspective. Superman is a superhero, bUT he isn't perfect.

It may be headcanon to some, but to me superman learned how to be a superhero as a young man by spending time with the Legion of Super Heroes in the far future, who showed him the basics. You really need to learn how to avoid property damage when fighting someone with a power level like superman- you don't start off being able to save everyone while beating up the bad guy without breaking a sweat, it takes lots and lots of practice. In a reality where this didn't happen, you would end up with what we saw in man of steel - keep in mind hen was attacked by someone just as powerful as he was for the first time EVER - he's not going to know what to do other than defend himself, which he did well. The scads of death that people attribute to superman was something done by zod and his legbreakers, primarily by knocking superman through things.


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Tacticslion wrote:


I suppose the closest might be the guy (I don't recall his name) from I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, but... he just... uh... his... he... no.

puts Tacticslion on marriage list


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Tacticslion wrote:
Scavion wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
I seem to have inadvertently found myself in a love triangle in Dragon Age: Origins. Alistair, or Leliana...

Well one is a dork and the other is super religious.

Good luck!

You... you're not wrong. (I totally went with developing an OT3, despite that being impossible. Yes, I cheated. I ADMIT IT. I don't care. They are both super happy with me now, and in a romance. DWARVES WIN EVERYTHING.)

Despite my ongoing feud with Dragon Age, I will always love how they portrayed dwarves in the setting. Very, very, very well done.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Hey Freehold. We got 7.5" of snow today. Get your bike-riding butt over here and start shoveling.

that's a light dusting... You can handle that on your own, surely.


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JohnLocke wrote:
I really liked Man of Steel as well. I know it has detractors, but I worry a lot of people viewed it through lenses set to nostalgia. It was darker but not hopeless or depressing. And Cavill is a great superman!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

What got me was the sadness as Superman did what he had to in the fight against Zod. Imagine meeting someone of your own kind for the first time...well, ever, and he ends up being a space nazi. I'd be sad and horrified too.


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:

I'm moderately optimistic. I actually liked MoS quite a bit, and if they can make it as good as that, this should be a good movie.

Sure he won't be the best Aquaman, but he might just be good.

holy shut someone else who liked man of steel! I liked the movie very much and found the complainers to be boorish in their views.


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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
And its in San Jose, so I can introduce my two high school buddies to the wonders that is bon Chon chicken.
What are you referring to?
This
Ooh. I might try that. It's pretty close.

You mean you haven't been to Bon Chon and yet you live so close?!?!

CH! Use your innate celestial abilities to teleport to BonChon!!!!!!


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So good.....


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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
Dude. I keep hearing the legends of Japanese green tea Kit Kat, and finally tracked it down at a Cost Plus in San Jose. Only ~ $26.67 per pound! Seriously. I spent $7.99 for a 4.8 ounce bag. Ludicrous. Chances are, this is the only time I'll ever get to try this because of the cost.

WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?!?!?!??!?!?!!


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Muad'Dib wrote:

I'm not too familiar with Aquaman. But at what point did he become Namor? You know, and angry price/king who is at war with the surface world?

Looks like they beat Marvel to the punch.

he's been like that off and on for a while.


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Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
However, I was speaking on a larger scale- games where the main character as created by the player was exclusive in class to the point of outshining everyone around them(note-not that they had exclusive abilities, mind) is a relatively recent invention in gaming, seen far more often in the PS1 and later eras and less in the Snes and lower generations.
Probably comparable as prior to getting into NWN and PS1/2 era games, the only games I played either had no OTHER characters (platformers like Mario and Sonic, exploration games like Zelda, etc.) or were RPGs with multiple playable characters each with their own separate array of abilities (Final Fantasies and other Square games, etc.). I never encountered a game where you had one character you controlled then several others you didn't until I was in my twenties.

this could also be because you aren't into tactical games. They taught me early on that as important as the main character is, they can't do everything by themselves.


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Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos, I would like to see you play fire emblem especially. If you can swallow the changes made to the aforementioned prestige class system, that is....
The main things that keep me out of Fire Emblem are the fact that it's a tactical game system (something I'm still struggling to overcome my aversion to)

;_;

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and the permadeath nature of combat. I'd never get anywhere in an FE game, I can guarantee you, because I'd be constantly restarting to keep people from dying.

This has been addressed in the most recent incarnation, fire emblem awakening.


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lynora wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
That seems like a design flaw that would become very irksome to me. If I'm going to play a character of a certain class, I don't want to be shown up by an NPC recruit. Granted nine times out of ten I probably wouldn't recruit someone of the same class as my PC (unless I just really really liked the character) because it would be an unnecessary duplication of abilities in the party, but if the game doesn't give you the option to recruit or not recruit but just adds people to your party based on the storyline I can see how that might not be an option.

this was second ed. Ability duplication was necessary to survive.

Moreover, the idea you are putting forthe here seems to be a relatively recent invention. It could all boil down to the fact that you are younger than me and have a different perspective as a result.

I think it's playstyle rather than age because you're younger than I am and I agree with Orthos here. :)

inconceivable!!!

Or alternatively

makes it snow some more

Lynora, please pick the more flattering/flirtatious option, as you prefer.

However, I was speaking on a larger scale- games where the main character as created by the player was exclusive in class to the point of outshining everyone around them(note-not that they had exclusive abilities, mind) is a relatively recent invention in gaming, seen far more often in the PS1 and later eras and less in the Snes and lower generations.


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Matthew Morris wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Damon Griffin wrote:
Kalshane wrote:
I was referring to this look. Which seems to be part of what the movie look is based on.

I had not seen that one, but then I pretty much ignored DC after the lead-up to 52 (not the New52 Universe, but "52" the weekly comic series.)

And God, do I hate that harpoon hand he got back in...Atlantis Chronicles? Time & Tide?

I f%@%ing loved the harpoon hand. Dcau made it even better.
First Justice League episode I saw was the part 2 of the Aquaman story. When he goes "I believe this is mine," and walks away leaving Ocean Master to die, I went "Superfriends, we are not."

one of the best lines in the entire series.

Excellent treatment of aquaman.


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Tacticslion wrote:
The Fire Emblem series is similar in that, while the characters cannot switch classes*, they are all working together to tell a singular story. What's more, just as in Tactics, making the Protagonist too powerful levels up everything on the field with him, meaning you want keep your people relatively balanced. (It's also way too easy to become over-reliant on either your Protag, or certain powerful Cohorts, and then you're stuck facing an army of level 12s when all your guys are basically 5s except for those two, and ARG WHY DID I DO THAT, THIS PLAY-THROUGH IS RUINED.

has flashbacks


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Also, tactics ogre, saga frontier, and fire emblem.


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Tacticslion wrote:

Final Fantasy Tactics

EDIT: Okay, okay, I re-read and you specified "AI-controlled" which doesn't actually cover FFT very well at all, as you control everyone on the team... sort of. There are multiple instances where AI-controlled is temporary, and later the NPC cohort becomes part of the party and they were always and remain more powerful (in many ways, at any rate) than the primary protagonist. This isn't actually a bad thing in that game.

berg-bump

Also, Baldurs Gate.


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While I'd be down with a regal gold and green scheme, it is far too easy to make aquaman look ridiculous, painfully so. I can see why they went in the direction they did.


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Awesome.


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Did you hear about the new FR book "Drizz and the condemned housing project"...I heard he steps on a rusty nail.

I already saw Drizzt in the hood . I wanted to see a sequel.


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Tacticslion wrote:

That's why they were packaged together!

With Grave, my main problem was that we were supposed to sympathize with the kid who, while I did empathize with his plight, I couldn't sympathize with his decisions - they were wrong and repeatedly so, getting himself and [redacted for spoilers].

Effectively his pride was such that I just couldn't sympathize - empathize, yes, but not sympathize - which, you know, was part of the point. But because of this it just felt preachy instead of powerful.

Don't get me wrong - I teared up, and felt miserable, but the entire thing left me going, "Ugh, you moron, you did this." more than, "I'm so sorry." Again, part of the point, but not my preferred watching experience.

let's not do this, guys. This anime was about a horrible moment in history, noone was thinking straight, and they didn't know much about the situation other than that they were living in it. this is also the same conflict that had civilians commit suicide rather than surrender when starving because they legitimately believed the enemy forces had would either take over their bodies, eat them in turn, or something else even more outlandish/impossible. Don't judge their madness by your sanity, especially removed by years and knowledge of nuclear fallout.


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Tacticslion wrote:
It's really cool! You should join, and then play with me and the uber-low levels, so we can suck at killing sewer rats together!

I will investigate.

puts on anti-fr hazmat suit, turns on head flashlight


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Yup!
I can't sleep naked. Too uncomfortable.

I prefer to sleep naked.


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Orthos wrote:

So I spent about three hours last night RPing my NWN character going through surgery after an erinyes shattered her shoulder with a greensteel arrow. Some of the most intense interaction I've ever had, and it pretty much involved me sitting in a chair mumbling incoherently from time to time while three other characters were constantly rolling to pick pieces out of the ground beef that used to be my arm before the shrapnel spread too far.

And then today we need to sit down and analyze the contract she gave me before shooting me, see if we can pick out any useful information that might help us in the upcoming quest tonight, before she wipes a town off the map with her undead army.

Things like this are why I keep coming back to this game.

sounds well played. Is this tabletop or on the server?


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Tacticslion wrote:

...

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... yo-yos (and 'chucks)

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Light Exotic Weapon


  • Yo-yo [Cost 5s; Damage: 1d6; Critical: x2; Misfire 1-2, Weight: 1/2 lb.; Type: B; Critical Flaw, Sudden Bounce-back Reach, Swift Tricks, Tricky Toy]

Critical Flaw: Yo-yos have the ability to misfire (similar to a gun), but also may misfire any time it successfully confirms a critical hit. When a yo-yo misfires, a bearer may attempt a DC 20 Reflex save or Perform (yo-yo) check to negate the misfire. When a yo-yo has misfired, in addition to the normal penalties for misfire (see Firearms rules), a yo-yo becomes a reach weapon, and is thus useless for melee combat against adjacent foes.

Sudden Bounce-back Reach: No one expects the yo-yo! When you utilize a yo-yo as a weapon, you may choose to treat the weapon as if it had reach for all purposes, but upon the completion of your attack, it returns to your hand, no longer being vulnerable to sunder. If you are not proficient with a yo-yo, you may not bring the yo-yo back to you automatically - it requires a move action. If you misfire, winding the yo-yo instead becomes a full-round action, and, until it is wound, it is treated as if it had the reach property for all purposes - you may not choose.

Swift Tricks : If a wielder is proficient with a yo-yo, the wielder may utilize a combat maneuver with the yo-yo as part of his full attack, flurry of blows, or other situation in which he'd gain more than one attacks in place of one or more attacks. He still gains any other attacks that he would normally have for that action.

Tricky Toy: A yo-yo is a toy-turned weapon (or is that weapon-turned-toy?), and thus has a number of special uses to those who know its secrets. If a wielder is proficient, a yo-yo may be utilized to perform any combat maneuver check, and the misfire chance is reduced by 1. If a wielder has weapon focus with yo-yos, the yo-yo provides a +2 bonus to any...

CHODENJI YO-YO!!!!!!!!!!!!


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captain yesterday wrote:

My daughter Penny made supper tonight, Burritos.

she totally nailed it:-)

AWRIGHT!

A big day, huh?


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LordSynos wrote:
Afternoon FaWtLers, hope everyone is well today. Hey, remember when I joked about saying the weather was clear for so long was going to bring the rain? Well guess who got soaked walking to work today? :P Ah well, sunny again by lunchtime. And at least I'm not buried in snow! (Though a light smattering would be nice before the time of year has passed. I'm looking at you Freehold!)

sorry man, I was wooing lynora with snow, lemme send some your way.


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Bluebell Golden Nostrils wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Don't come to New York. Everyone I know is leaving New York. They probably have a reason for that.
I'm not leaving, and you know me.
Also, he's down with O.P.P. (Original Pinkie Pie)

yeah you know me!


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Tacticslion wrote:

RE: FL - I've lived in Lithuania. It be cold, there, yo. I gots my cold-cred down. (No, seriously, it's cold there. Mind, living there early post-Soviet Union when Eastern Europe was still trying to figure out what they were really like without the oppressive USSR meant learning how people had lived for the last fifty years with really bad heating in really cold weather. Hint: we were in the kitchen. A lot. (Also, I had really thick blankets instead of curtains in my room, which I oft abandoned for the warmth of family.))

... man, there are times I really miss my childhood!

sounds awesome.

You do indeed have cold-cred. I daresay you are my bro-berg.

berg-bump


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:

*Sees thread*

To Self: "Hm. I actually heard the movie was better than the book, and even a bit less sexist. Maybe I'll post here and say people should probably chill out and focus their hate on the crappy novel, rather than on the movie that at least tried to give the FMC some agency. I mean, really, it sounds like the movie's main crime is just failing to make things entertaining for us haters by being crappy in a boring way. Wait. I'm getting ahead of myself. I should read some of the thread first, just to make sure I'm not repeating what anyone else—"

Argument wrote:
race
OOOOHHHohohohoh I do not get paid enough nope nope nope

ROTFLLLLLLLLLLLLLL


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Tacticslion wrote:

It was a decade-long not-well-thought-out process which forced him to go on numerous adventures, including single-handedly defeating the Tarrasque (which was scarier then) and carving out it's gizzard and keeping it more-or-less fresh - for a decade - while he learned how to do this.

"Idiot Savant" indeed.

It's no wonder the elves have taken to calling him "the Ape who would fly" - cruel as it is, from their perspective, it's not far off from the truth.

But yeah, the guy meant well enough.

Also: Mystryl had two moms! And they were sisters! Both of whom gave birth to her at the same time!

EDIT: it... it makes more sense than it sounds...

EDIT 2: ... and a lot less kinky...

And this, I just like.


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Tacticslion wrote:
LordSynos wrote:
I've never played D&D before PF (due to it being mostly derided by the college society where I picked up the hobby), so I'm not familiar with FR or the origins of the god(esse)s. Interesting to read though.

Glad you like it!

Forgotten Realms is a relatively well-known setting for D&D - in fact, it's probably their most famous, despite Greyhawk being the "base" setting for a few editions (Greyhawk being Gygax's own setting, built around Castle Greyhawk, which I believe is the first "mega-dungeon" in D&D history).

There are a lot - and I mean a lot of names up there. I'll explain them to you, if you like, but hide it behind spoilers.

All of the following are actually canonical, unless it refers to the gods I listed above.

** spoiler omitted **...

Interesting stuff, TL. I could almost not hate it.

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