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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Well, Iceboi was being used before Jeen threw him out of the closet, but people have been making 'Iceman is gay' jokes for years. Even the Family Guy did it.
This - most of the time-lost original X-Men get some kind of nickname that combined teen with their name.
Tyke - Teen Cyclops
and the odd two
Iceboi - Teen Iceman
You spend too much time on other boards and the names just come to mind instantly without any thought as to whether or not anyone elsewhere even has the point of reference to get it.
That's another case of a 'stupid not to take it' feat.
Many of the 'rounds per day' mechanics need a boost that doesn't come from a 'must-have' feat.
One of the meta-themes of the entire Champions roster is that they all are, in a way, a legacy character of some sort. Tyke is effectively a legacy character to himself, granted, but that's the most the theme needs to stretch.
Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
The two often go hand in hand.
Nothing is allowed to be as good as the Pathfinder Katana, er, Suemitar.
My usual problem with low CHA characters is that they always try to force their way into diplomacy despite the presence of someone with near max CHA and maxed skills.
Jamie Charlan wrote:
It's more along the lines that in any real or fantasy/science fiction world, if your ship needed as many repairs after any combat as the ones I have been in during games, the entire stff would have been drummed out of the service for gross incompetence.
It doesn't feel very heroic, that's for sure.
I think her strategy is to keep Trump in the news as much as possible. Seems to be working so far, after all, when you enemy is busy destroying himself it's best not to interrupt.
Please put in big, bold letters...
Ship to ship combat is not like character combat! You do not need to reduce ship HP to single digits every single fight!
Seriously, I have a GM who mainly runs fantasy but loves science fiction, and insists in running ship combat like fantasy combat. Every time your ship gets into a fight, it's 6 months in spacedock (for Trek) or the next adventure is getting the stuff needed to fix the damn ship (for anything else).
Steve Geddes wrote:
I think that's the 'digital subscription' option people want. Being able to 'get it early' without purchasing the paper copy.
Hypocrisy at it's...um...finest, I guess.
If they ever make a movie about this election, it has been suggested that Christopher Lloyd should play Bernie Sanders.
I think they should get the guy who played him on Saturday Night Live.
Once upon a time (before I was old enough to vote in reality) one could be both a conservative AND a progressive.
For example, Nixon (yes, Nixon!) was the president when the following things were created.
Environmental Protection Agency
He also ended dumping in the Great Lakes, required federal contractors to use affirmative action, passed the SALT treaty, proposed a universal health insurance mandate (killed by Ted Kennedy for not being liberal enough) and as vice president cast the tie-breaking vote to strengthen black voting rights in the Southern US (JFK's vote was for Jim Crow) in 1959.
He was also a paranoid racist willing to play upon the public's worst instincts, but that's the part everyone remembers.
With those babyhands i bet he can live tweet the classified info in 4.8 seconds flat.
They give him the advantage of never accidentally hitting the wrong key, it really speeds up the process.
Thomas Seitz wrote:
I tried to google the odds and couldn't find them, but got a twitter hit from someone saying Vegas took that off the boards. Of course, Trump is proof that you can say nearly anything on twitter.
Anyone wanna make a bet on whether or not he can go 48 hours without saying something from one of the briefings that he shouldn't?
I don't think even Vegas would lay odds on it - chances are the house will lose, and they hate that.
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Megas XLR is kind of a parody I'll grant you but it's also ingrained into me as a great show about giant robots fighting giant robots.
The best parodies come from love, and they are really easy to pick out from the ones that gave too much control to people who are just annoyed by what they are supposed to be spoofing. I've seen the second where the parody comes from 'I'm trying to insult it cause I hate it!' and it's painful to even watch the previews for such crap.
Megas XLR comes from the first group.
Pretty much. Shady but not illegal. Of course, when the House of Representatives is willing to go over everything they can manage to find with a fine tooth comb looking for anything they can get, I might not want much oversight either.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Which is probably part of the reason why the earliest experiments with Democracy limited voting to the educated social classes.
I have never seen a Lawful Stupid Paladin run by a player in all my years of gaming. I have seen a couple of Lawful Stupid NPC's and a couple of crap choices where the GM felty the paladin in question was Lawful Stupid for not turning a blind eye(the non LS alternative was to watch an innocent get tortured and killed in front of us - the ENTIRE party objected, the paladin merely won initiative).
And more than a few players who try to run as close to eveil when they see a paladin in the party and insist that lawful stupid is how the class should be played - mainly because they get caught when the slightest bit of intelligence is displayed.
"Know-it-All" Bard archetype with Int casting stat.
Actually, do ANY of the 6 level spellcasters have an archetype with an alternate casting stat? My gaming group has run 3 games in a row that aren't Pathfinder, so my game reading has been devoted to other things.
First thing is that with part 1 he already knew he wasn't supposed to take the pictures - it's supposedly part of the training you get before sub duty. And his pictures, when put together, gave a complete view of the entire system.
Part 2 is rather important, I remember reading that the investigators found pieces of his smashed computer in the woods behind his house.
He's already done worse things than Clinton (according to legal precedent) even if the third point is complete bunk. I remember reading about this the day after Comey gave his review.
The last dwarf I played was in the Forgotten Realms back in 2nd edition. A...uh....cleric of Torm named Liam Axegrinder, but he wasn't overly grumpy, instead playing the part of father figure to the party paladin.
I even did a 'brooding loner' type, but since he ended up being party leader he didn't have any time to get past the brooding and act like an actual loner. But it also helps to have a source for the brooding, I suppose.
It also helps that I don't stick to those types exclusively, so when I do hit one it is less likely to produce groans from around the table.
The Pixie Mage Adept I play in Shadowrun, on the other hand, was able to get them just from a request to the troll tank to grab her a small espresso when he was picking up coffee at the local Stuffer Shack....ok, so it was more like panicked shouting and a big NOOOOOOOO from one player.
I imagine it's much easier to remove spells from a Paladin or Ranger than it is from a Bard - 6 level spellcasting is much more difficult to replace without granting a whole host of abilities that would probably be considered game-breaking.
I'm in Canada, in northern BC. At the time, cartoon network did not air here. Instead, we had a station called Teletoon and YTV which was a bit different and had very few, if any, anime. Heck, we never even got Thundercats back in the 80s.
I presume anime is covered under the Canadian Content Laws. I haven't kept up on any changes or the specific nuances, but I remember that the Vancouver filming industry often couldn't get stuff aired in Canada because of those laws (largely because they are US productions that film there for cost reasons).
Or have things changed (Or was I merely wrong to begin with?)?
I've mentioned that same exact line to my family - if you don't like Clinton the biggest thing in the way is her accomplices in the Republican Party. By clenching on to any potential scandal as 'the one that will do her in, for certain this time!' they have pretty much managed to drown out anything that should matter and allowed things to be dismissed as another example of Clinton Derangement Syndrome.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Guy Humual wrote:
I think it's Bernie who is the outlier, not Hilary.
I understand why it's a big deal - but this cycle (as far as I'm concerned) the alternative left to us is exceptionally dangerous.
I don't have to like Hilary in order to pull the lever for her (or against Trump, if you prefer) in November. I just have to have some understanding of just how bad the alternative is.
And spend additional money for weapon bonus and effects.
Although if the rest of the party includes multiple buffers than 2 weapon fighting can pick up some of the slack.
Rogar Valertis wrote:
Not to mention anyone using a rapier - a quick look shows the rapier was invented around 1500 - but the start of the renaissance period is between 1350 and 1400.
There is a story...something about riding a tiger. You can't keep it up forever but when you stop it's all over...
Guy Humual wrote:
Don't forget that most of the non-Trump candidates were attacking each other and not Trump. Each one wanted to be sure that they, and no one else, was the person situated to benefit from Trump's fall. Except, of course, that by attacking each other and not Trump they helped ensure he didn't have a fall to take advantage of.
I'd compare Trump more to a rule 63 Queen Ileosa than anything else.
Well, the second one is a parody. Not a deconstruction, but a demolition. Much like the brother/sister episode of Dokkoida!? was the demolition of anime's onee-chan bit.
jeremiah dodson 812 wrote:
Whether you like the reason or not it's true - normal sized mounted characters are basically told 'Time to leave your combat effectiveness outside the dungeon.'
But I am willing to bet many of the 'overused' builds are because one option has been made far superior to everything else.
It's the same reason why the Dervish Dancing magus never goes away - it's as if there is an unwritten rule of Paizo's that if a new supplement makes a finesse weapon equal to the scimitar then it must be nerfed into oblivion.
Also why so many pounce builds exists - "You moved? Please deposit you combat effectiveness on the table until next round."
Of course mounted combat builds tend to be small characters. Welcome to the dungeon, er, loss of many of your most powerful features for an extended combat period (what normal size people go through in dungeons) isn't overly fun. At least not for the person who loses a huge portion of their ability.
"The halfling has tied his shoes!" For proper effect it should be said in a horrified tone, preferably followed by another player singing a heavy 'Dun...dun...dunnnnn!'
It refers to a GM who was in a storytelling rut (he's normally very good, but everyone has bad periods) and was inspired by books where the heroes accidentally release ultimate evil upon the world and the rest of the story/series is about them trying to seal it back up. Several campaigns had moments of red herrings or 'surprise, the hook was a lie' where the party was maneuvered into following the plot of whatever series had inspired him that session. Including one time where the party halfling was putting his shoes on (some places even halflings want footwear) near a brook and grabbed a shiny skipping stone. Which just happened to be the 'must not be moved keystone' for the campaign BBEG's magical prison.
So now whenever we even think that the party is being manipulated into creating the problems someone will say "The halfling has tied his shoes!"
The GM stopped reusing that plot point when the party as a whole (and without any discussion between players) immediately went for broke to either seal it back up right away or suffer a TPK trying (forcing a new campaign).
I explained after that it felt decidedly unheroic if all we did was pick up our own messes.
My money is on one of two things.
A: He is really the So-Called Billionaire Donald Trump. He is running largely on the illusion of his success - seeing his tax returns might very well shatter that illusion as yet another exaggeration.
B: How much of his income is coming from Russia?
OK, maybe three possibilities.
C: Both A and B
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
I still have people who believe that Clinton is no different than Trump, because they believe that she'll back out of any promises she made to the Sanders crowd, they pretty much see her and Trump as two sides of the same coin.
That may (or may not) have been true a few election cycles ago, but any similarities that remained have gone out the window with Trump. Clinton could be every single bad thing her opponents say about her and she would still be better than Putin's Puppet, er, Trump.
Norman Osborne wrote:
Hulu tends to put episodes up the day after they air, but those episodes generally expire after a few weeks. Although apparently the CW deal with Netflix for the upcoming season has lead them to drop Hulu. As far as I know, AoS will still be on Hulu, once it's new season begins. (Hulu and CBS haven't ever had that good a relationship...so Supergirl's first season was never on it.)
That's gonna suck for this cord-cutter. It means I'll have to wait until the season is over to begin watching (I do have Netflix, but they don't do weekly updates like Hulu - unless the CW deal includes that).
I think it's to save his face/ego. After all, in Trump's fantasy world, everyone knows that he is the most awesome candidate evar, so the only possible explanation he can fathom for a loss is fraud. It also fits his pattern of believing that 'Unfair to Trump' means 'Trump didn't get what he wants.' Because that's exactly how he defines fair, in much the same manner as a two year old, except the latter I expect slightly more maturity out of.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
I don't, but, regardless, I'm just interested in how far the "panders to" = "is" formula goes for other, more established, candidates.
For me it also depends on what exactly is being pandered to. Anti-vaccers have a very dangerous belief that endangers society as a whole - it's not a coincidence that the recent outbreaks of diseases that we thought were gone in the US seem to happen where the vaccination rates have fallen. Sadly, if you are a child whose parents have signed on to that lunacy you don't get a choice.
So for me, the proper amount of pandering to the anti-vaccer movement is 'None at all.' Anything more is too much. But I have a few nurses in the family so my opinions there might be colored a bit by that.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
I still believe that the line of 'safe, legal, rare' is how it should be - I just also happen to believe that the best way to achieve that is via proper sex education and access to birth control.