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Taldor

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So, if you take out the five experienced players, who comes in for them?

Read at Wicket Keeper
Jordan for one of the quicks
Then who?

Taldor

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Nosdarb wrote:

...snip...

I don't understand the praise the path earns. There's a little room for role playing, but it's mostly hard won fight after hard won fight.

....snip...

There is masses of room for roleplaying in this AP, if that isn't happening then that is the GM's call.

When I GMed this for the first time, session 1 was a big dust-up and then we had two sessions of almost pure RP.

Taldor

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Imperium Knight wrote:
Just got the pawn set and now I'm trying to get everything put away but I don't have book 6 of the AP and was wondering if anyone could help me out and just let me know what creature type the Raspers are, they're the only ones that I'm not sure of to get put in the proper place.

Raspers:
They are CE Medium vermin (augmented outsider, native)

a kind of variant worm-that-walks.

Taldor

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Bowling getting increasingly ropey.

Jadeja should have been pinned back and put in his box but all too loose and he ate them up.

Most disappointing players? Cook, Bell, Prior, Broad and Anderson
Most experienced players around whom the team should be built? Cook, Bell, Prior, Broad and Anderson

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I also think that Sandpoint is a big deal here: so many players and GMs love Sandpoint.

Taldor

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Yep, India have said no to DRS.

Which is foolish because it helps spinners and they're the side with decent spinners.

Taldor

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Congratulations Germany!

That was a great game: tense, skilful, thrilling.

Taldor

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TMS had a lot of sympathy for Prior.

The ball never carried so the wicketkeeper and slips had to be up high and have no time to react or hang back and get no catches.

Taldor

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That goal. That goal!

Taldor

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Aeges are fun.

And, because of DA...

The Shape of Punk to Come

Also, Good luck in jail...

Taldor

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Ah, right: I didn't really think about the Brazil/Argentina rivalry.

As annoying as extra time can be: this is a great game and I am loving how tight it is. Players are going to crawl off this pitch.

Taldor

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Where?

Taldor

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Is this a competition to see how many errors of reasoning we can spot in the title and opening post of a thread?

Taldor

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This is a great game: pressing Germany against counter-attacking Argentina.

Schweinsteiger all over the ball but Messi's presence seems to loom over everything.

Taldor

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I thought the pepper beer was pretty terrible.

An interesting novelty for three or four sips, then I just wished I'd got a real pint.

Taldor

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san check: 1d20 ⇒ 11

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It's Drunken Nomad's fault... Deftones covering Sinatra by Helmet.

Taldor

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That was a proper tactical game, really controlled and cagey: World Cup semis are often like that.

Taldor

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Financially, it's madness to suggest this as well.

Every player, including all subs, would have to be bribed.

Top level footballers earn millions every year.

In order to jeopardise their future earnings (the risk of being caught) the bribing group would have had to shell out, at minimum, five years wages per player.

For Fred alone, that's $20million. Across the side it's probably going to add up to well over $200million.

For this kind of high-stakes corruption your going to want to, at minimum, double your money.

How is a criminal enterprise going to make c.$400million from that game?

In a footballing sense, this is a thing that happens in football: this is a game between two of the top sides in England.

and no, that game was not fixed:
For that season, Arsenal had a £130million wage bill. So, for the matchday squad to be bribed (plus the manager so that he picks the right players, cheaper than bribing the whole squad) you're looking at a £400million (US$700million) bribe.

Cricket has had match-fixing scandals because wages in some of the major international nations are quite low and there is a lot of betting on the games in unregulated or poorly regulated regions.
Even in Cricket, English and Australian players have not been implicated in any match-fixing because they're earning above the bribery=profit threshold (a regular international player will probably earn just over £1million a year).

Taldor

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Don't troll dude.

If you don't want to read about football on the internet...

I hope Brazil try to 'win' the second half and not just avoid a record spanking.

Taldor

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This is amazing.

Go Germany!

Taldor

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That was a great 0-0 draw!

Semi-finals are:

Brazil v Germany
Argentina v Netherlands

All traditional international powerhouses.

Rooting for Netherlands as the only side who've never win the World Cup.

Taldor

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I can't believe that Costa Rica are still in this: Netherlands are great but CR defence is strong and the keeper is having a huge game.

Taldor

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She's not flanked, in the literary or the PF sense.

Still an awesome scene.

Taldor

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Petr Cech is often seen as the best keeper in the British league.

He is very good.

Taldor

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:

Fair weather and all that...

Pick a second team, Germany is doing very well for me.

Rugby is my favourite, Australian Rules football my second and while soccer ranks below American football in interest for me - I do "get into" the world cup fever.

Why I love Rugby.

Why I like Aussie Rules.

Rugby tangent:
Sweeet.

Although I've never liked AAC's famous double-illegal-tackle...

This is the club I support at their recent best.

Meanwhile, this is the last international I went to. Pretty ace...

Stick with it guys. The final stages are the most intense.

Taldor

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
VM mercenario wrote:
markofbane wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
Irnk, Dead-Eye's Prodigal wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Sebastian wrote:
markofbane wrote:
John Woodford wrote:
Alex Martin wrote:
jemstone wrote:
GregH wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Dazylar wrote:
Dazylar wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Itchy wrote:
Fromper wrote:
Irnk, Dead-Eye's Prodigal wrote:
Caineach wrote:
Fromper wrote:
strayshift wrote:

"I'll go... uh... check on Mr Scruffy."

Sinister?

Yeah, that struck me as a bluff check, where nobody was paying enough attention to bother making a sense motive roll. Guaranteed he's stalking the vampire.
it struck me as "the best way I can help is by being out of the way"
Possibly. Just reread it & I noticed that he's kind of looking directly at Durkula as he's saying it. I suspect that Fromper & strayshift might be on to something...
Either we're totally right, or Belkar really is just worried about the vampire eating his cat. :P
Or it's both. Also, the nesting quotes are starting to look like either a pit or a pyramid, depending upon how my eyes look at it.
Both pit and pyramid are appropriate for OotS :P
That's a pretty weirdly proportioned pyramid...
I suppose it'll look right when it gets to about 35 'nests'.
That's what you get when you make pyramid out of sticks.
I think its starting to look more like a longhouse.
ALL HAIL THE NEST-QUOTE-A-MID.
50 Shades of Nest Gray pattern's forming there.
At what point does the background in the middle swamp the print?
An intriguing question. I suppose we can find out while we are waiting for the next OotS comic.

So, the OotS thread is now the how deep can nested quotes go challenge?

I'm in.

Nest it til' it

...

It's strangely beautiful.

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Belgium v USA is way more interesting for me because of my fellow paizonauts.

I actually had a conversation today which went something like this:

"I'm supporting Belgium because they have superior chocolate."
"And beer!"
"But they don't have cowboys."
"No, no cowboys."
"USA then..."

Taldor

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With me, kids talk about the 'goalie' but adults prefer the term 'keeper'.

I don't know why, I guess and informal short form is preferred by everyone but adults might find the 'ie' ending a bit juvenile?

As a rugby fan, I am used to every position having at least three names that are in common use i.e. scrum-half, half-back and 'the 9' (rugby has positional numbers, rather than squad numbers)...

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Jaelithe wrote:
Slaunyeh wrote:
Jaelithe wrote:
If you're referring to the referee's call, you're time on target.
I realize you're being intentionally obtuse, but I'm not. I'm referring to the defence. That would have given a penalty kick nine timed out of ten.

Opinion noted and rejected.

It was a sh!++y call.

I think it's sad to see anyone being dismissive of someone else's opinion. Especially a rather mild opinion about something pretty unimportant.

I much prefer it when people can respectfully disagree.

---

Honestly, I think Robben got the penalty from accumulated pressure on the ref. Robben went down in the penalty area about a dozen times in the match. I think you could go back through the tapes and give three or four of them as penalties.

At the end, the ref might have felt: "well, I've given the defenders the benefit of the doubt several times when I wasn't sure. So, this time, I'll give the attacker the benefit of the doubt." If refs could refer to video evidence for every offence in the box then we would probably have had the same result but with goals scored at different times.

Frankly, after the Mexicans sat back that game was all Netherlands and they deserved the win. Looking at the whole game, Netherlands were the better side. I am glad they won.

Taldor

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Blimey, that Colombia goal was very special. Loved it!

Taldor

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Dragon78 wrote:
Of course it is hammy and over acted, what would expect from a movie about giant robots vs giant monsters. It comes with the territory since it is inspired by live action and animated shows/movies about the same thing from japan. Lets face it, the whole giant robot and giant monster stuff is just going to be silly and unrealistic if you think too much about it. It is a shame people can't enjoy movies anymore without only thinking of it's flaws.

That's just rude.

Taldor

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Trying to watch coverage of Glastonbury but, by Desna, this is bland.

If Blandy McBland, Prince of Blandia were to make mild cheddar sandwiches they would still be more flavoursome than this splosh of blech.

So banal. Shopping muzak on a massive stage.

Taldor

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And who takes Cook's place?

The only remaining senior batsmen are Bell and Prior.

Bell is the team prankster so he's out.

Prior then, wicket-keeper captain?

Or are you calling for the misfiring Anderson to captain?

I don't really see any experienced players waiting in the wings for a return to captaincy either.

I'm sympathetic to your general lack of gruntlement, just not sure of a decent solution.

Taldor

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Pedro Coelho wrote:

I think Belgium vs. US will be an even match. Belgium is not playing that well, but from what I've seen and read, their academic project to produce quality players is paying off in terms of results.

That said, the US team has more heart, so I predict a draw, with the US moving forward in the penalty shoot-outs.

Usually, the team which achieves a draw through extra 'heart' is spent at the end and lacks the essential quality to execute top skills while exhausted.

Given a penalty shoot out, I would expect Belgium to go through.

Taldor

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The Suarez punishment is the kind of thing that makes other sports look down on football.

In rugby a third-offense of biting would get your banned from all form of the game for two or three years.

Slap on the wrist.

Taldor

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Charles, while I admire your passion, I do think you may be laying it on a bit thick with England.

They have been a fine side for a while now and are just having a bit of a slump while a new generation is brought on.

I grew up during the '90s when we couldn't beat the Aussies for love or money. This team are not in those doldrums yet.

I actually thought the second test was a bit of a belter.

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Pele also scored nine goals in his first 9 WC games.

Ronaldo has arguably the best World Cup record: scored 8 goals in 7 games in 2002 and holds the record for most career WC goals.

His eight goals in the 2002 World Cup include two in the final against... Germany.

Damn, those Brazilians are good.

Taldor

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Klaus Layer: German breakbeat. Sounds like the late '90s... in a good way.

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I thought both Argentina and Nigeria looked like good teams.

If Nigeria play that well again then they can challenge anyone.

Still waiting for Pele's prediction to come true: seems unlikely this year but it would be good to see an African side mak the QFs.

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Marc Radle wrote:
GeraintElberion wrote:

I love language difference.

In the UK 'tie' would usually only be heard during the action, once the game was done it would be called a draw.

'Tie' is more common in sport as a synonym for fixture.

Agreed. The subtle differences in languages are facinating.

My pet difference is how many Europeans will say Spain are out of the tournament instead of Spain is out of the tournament, or England have a difficult game ahead instead of England has a difficult game ahead. Hearing these said the European way really stands out to me as being grammatically incorrect :)

They're collective nouns: they represent a plural just as much as a noun phrase like 'the girls'.

That's the reasoning, it especially makes sense with places and their teams: if Manchester are out of Europe, that doesn't mean that Manchester is outside Europe now...

Businesses in the UK are drifting toward the US version.

I feel the same way as you though: the other way just feels wrong.

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Aw dang, I was waiting for this to come out so that I could buy it and completely missed the 'pre-order gets free pdf' bit of the blurb.

When will the pdf be available to buy? I figure it will be hella useful for a dungeon like this.

Taldor

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Dark Mistress, definitely.

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Wow!

Algeria have three against SOuth Korea inside 38 minutes.

SK are really weak dealing with big forwards who come onto crosses with decent timing. I guess there league is more of an intricate-passing-on-the-floor affair?

Algeria good at upsetting their shape as well: demand SK go one-on-one or they'll dribble into the space and challenge the defence.

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This is pretty metal.

As is this and probably this

You remember Davies? He died, you know,
With his face to the wall, as the manner is
Of the poor peasant in his stone croft
On the Welsh hills. I recall the room
Under the slates, and the smirched snow
Of the wide bed in which he lay,
Lonely as an ewe that is sick to lamb
In the hard weather of mid March,
I remember also the trapped wind
Tearing the curtains, and the wild light’s
Frequent hysteria upon the floor,
The bare floor without a rug
Or mat to soften the loud tread
Of neighbours crossing the uneasy boards
To peer at Davies with gruff words
Of meaningless comfort, before they turned
Hearltess away from the stale smell
Of death in league with those dank walls

Taldor

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Kajehase wrote:
Judy Bauer wrote:
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared: A glorious combination of Snatch, Forrest Gump, Kitchen Stories, and Children of the Revolution. Watch it now! (Aviso: trailer is only in Swedish, but you can get the idea.)
It's lead actor, Robert Gustafsson, was once voted funniest man in the world (by a wholly Swedish audience, so...) That may be over-egging things a tad, but he's definitely in my top 20.

The book that is based on was a big seller in the UK.

Taldor

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Irontruth wrote:

Edit:

Please just make it super simple and clear for me so I know where you stand, which option better represents your opinion on the matter:

A) They misspoke, using terms that were confusing and unclear, leaving you with a false impression

or

B) They're charlatans and this isn't really math

Isn't this three things being presented as two?

A) they misspoke

B) they lied

C) this isn't math

Seems to me like you were setting up a lazy debating trap there: either manipulating the other side to admit something.

Taldor

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I love language difference.

In the UK 'tie' would usually only be heard during the action, once the game was done it would be called a draw.

'Tie' is more common in sport as a synonym for fixture.

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I was about to post that: you're both probably right.

Taldor

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Dragon78 wrote:
I am talking about the hunter/slayer line of books.

I'm an idiot: of course you were.

I wonder what else we can expect? The abberation hunter?

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