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I may be remembering eldritch blast wrong, but the point holds true with other casters. Even more so with other casters who dont get the ability bonus at all.
It does hold true except for a few corner cases - knowledge domain cleric, evoker wizard, and the dragon sorcerer. The big exception is the warlock, but they don't have anywhere close to the burst damage/crowd control the other casters have (4 spells max in an encounter and a lower max level as well).
Foxit apparently needs an update that I am only discovering now, so I can't say whether or not there is something in Unearthed Arcana that adds to the corner cases.
The Warlock with Agonizing Blast (according to my reading) will get the stat modifier with each die - as according to the spell writeup, each die is a separate ray.
The whole gimmick with the warlock vs other casters seems to be higher floor, lower ceiling.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
We need a gadfly senator who filibusters often - not the anonymous way, but plays the trollolol card by actually reading the bill as his filibuster.
Pfft. At least Max opposed slavery.
Overwritten by the Terror. Many, many broken eggs in that one. No omelette in sight.
But I suppose I could have used Franklin or Adams instead of Washington.
If there was one thing that really was clear to me in the debate it's the fact that Trump is in power because of a protest movement. He repeatedly harped on the fact that how things have been done over the past 20 or 30 years isn't working. "You were in power -- why didn't you fix this?" "You've been doing it for 30 years -- it isn't working!" And so on. Hillary offers just more of the same, and even as a Hillary supporter, I agree with that. I don't see her as being a radical departure from what people like Obama have been doing. And there's a growing segment of the populace who really want radical change. Business as usual is ruining them and they're willing to grasp at any straw for some big, actual change.
That I understand - I just want some constructive change, not a demagogue who only tells me who to blame/hate or how great he is.
Washington was a good revolution, Robespierre was not.
At least Clinton is an American crook. Manchurian Donnie has too much Kremlin Kash for me to ever vote for him.
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Excalibur did it in Camelot 3000 as well (DC 12 issue series).
The resulting nuclear explosion took out an alien fleet.
True, but I had watched 5 series (or parts of, to be honest) that featured the protagonist being beaten unmercifully for the yuks in rapid succession. I still am hoping to find an anime with an abusive girlfriend who gets jilted at the end solely because of how abusive she is - preferably with a damning 'reason you suck' speech to drive the point home.
I thought no one could be worse than Louise the Zero, then I saw Haruna from Is This A Zombie?
One thing Aesthetica had that I truly enjoyed is how the main character managed to always humiliate anyone who tried the abuse-kun approach, and made it more humiliating when they kept it up. I watched too many shows in a row with tsycho-tsuns to the point where seeing them suffer actually makes me happy.
Freehold DM wrote:
I used to like it, but lost respect once I watched the writer's earlier series Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero.
He recycled so much from the first series into the second that if a different author had done so I'm pretty sure an infringement lawsuit could have been filed.
If what the House says about Clinton is true and after all those investigations, hearings, and taxpayer money spent they still don't have anything concrete despite everyone 'knowing' how criminal she is, then they themselves are grossly incompetent by any objective measure.
I can't bring myself to vote for pathetic incompetents.
It's beginning to look as if Pathfinder has some sacred cows in need of being ground into hamburger of it's own.
The Big 6 being sacrosanct - anything that might threaten these is nerfed.
The almighty SUEmitar (AKA the Pathfinder Katana) - anything that might make a different finesse weapon equal to it must die, but doing anything to Dervish Dance is so far down the priority list it will probably never happen in our lifetimes.
If Fencing/Slashing Grace being on par with Dervish Dance is considered broken, then logic dictates that Dervish Dance must ALSO be broken.
Add in the fact that it often seems that a scalpel will never be used when they can break out the chainsaw instead and you have a recipe for customer dissatisfaction.
Seeing as how the Republicans in COngress have been after her for anything and everything, Trump's statement might actually be true, but not for the reasons he claims.
I've reached the point where I hear any Clinton allegations as "Wolf! Wolf! A wolf is eating the sheep!" more often than not.
Scott Betts wrote:
Exactly - call me when candidates who might be a threat to the sitting Prez suddenly become criminals by decree. That's a big shift our 'sham democracy' would need to start doing to compare with Russia's sham.
Although if you live in a liberal city in an otherwise conservative state, you are forgiven for thinking our democracy is a sham - depending on how many laws in your city have been overturned by the state.
Well, putting the universe back together is a big job, even if you have the powers of the gods. For mortals trying to use those powers it's got to be even more difficult, and we aren't just trying to put one universe back together, but many.
There's bound to be a few mistakes. As many as the writers at Marvel think they can get a story out of.
Liz Courts wrote:
MY gaming group and it's rotating stable of GM's has one who won't go back to 3.anything after experiencing 5E, and another who tolerates it when he's a player but won't run anything other than Pathfinder.
Plus two others who run other games, one of whom returns to Pathfinder often (but is currently on a Sci-Fi kick) and another who is in love with Science-Fantasy games (that aren't Palladium - he isn't a fan of the system).
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
I detailed a lot of the stuff Nixon is responsible for several pages back. You might think Obama and Bill are right wingers compared to what 'Tricky Dick' created. It's an impressive list.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
That's Mitt Romney - I know, spellcheckers often seem like spellbotchers nowadays, especially now that they are just 'correcting' things without asking.
I thought Ghostbusters was an unneeded remake, so I didn't watch.
But it wasn't as unneeded as Ben-Hur. The Heston version won something like ALL THE OSCARS that year. (I know that's hyperbole, but just go with it) If you want to remake something like that you had better be perfect or else. And 100 million fewer dollars later, here we are, discussing what might be the biggest bomb of the year.
Gone With the Wind doesn't need a remake either, Hollywood. Don't even try.
I want someone who has worked as a public defender - enough of these solicitor/attorney general types. Let's get someone on the court who might have actually worked for people directly rather then just the government.
Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
There was also a panel when Chuck Austen was writing X-Men of them all complaining at Cyclops's desk - Wolverine is saying that he appreciates the faith in him, but he can't be on every X-Man team at the same time!
Even the writers we often consider the worst come up with something good (or at least funny) from time to time.
That's pretty much how Scott Walker has done his thing in Wisconsin.
I can only speak about the women I know have seen the film - none of them have fertility problems though. Not one even considered that Black Widow considered herself a monster because she couldn't have children, but thought she considered herself one because of her body count (a lot of 'red in her ledger' mentioned in the first Avengers film).
Of course, the women I know who have seen Age of Ultron also saw the first one, and all watched Agent Carter and connected the forced sterilization to Dottie being forced to kill her best friend (or be killed by her) as another cog in the 'form no attachments in order to be a better killer' regime of their training.
So the sample group I am familiar with is pretty limited.
Thomas Seitz wrote:
6 issue limited series with major delays - Spiderman/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do. First issue was in 2002, so the series started well before, although the massive delays put the final issues near or at the time it was going on.
Her internal monologue mentions it waaaaay back in a small arc with Spider-Man written by Kevin Smith, IIRC (she mentions how long it's been since she has been with a man, or a woman for that matter). But nothing on panel other than words that I remember (but my reading is spotty at best).
Psylocke might be a bit iffy - her one (so far) female relationship was a female version of a previous (recently deceased) male lover. One of those things that can only happen in works of fiction. I'd have to see her with another woman past the weird special case to be sold on it. (If a male Jean Grey showed up and Cyclops and Wolverine were still after the relationship I'd be doubtful as well - Scott especially is an easy case for being Jean-sexual more than anything else)
With Shatterstar I'm not sure of it's bisexual or merely coming out, but I haven't been reading up on him either.
I think America Chavez is Bi - but other than her, anyone else who is is a villain or very dark antihero at best.
When it came to prosecution of whistleblowers, Obama far surpassed Bush, and not in a good way. The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than every previous administration combined - and that stat is a couple of years old!
I seriously wonder of he has managed to lap the field yet....
It depends on what you see in it. One of the problems with third was that once a rule was made for something, it always seemed to involve a feat to pull off with any reasonable chance of success. Where you see 'not designed at all', someone else might see 'not micromanaged into unplayability.'
MY gaming group has people with both viewpoints. One GM, after running 5th, isn't ever going to try and run anything 3rd ever again, while another isn't willing to run anything but since he likes the multitude of options.
My primary complaint with 5th is I'd like some more archetypes available for each class - but at least the Unearthed Arcana stuff they present every few months helps on that end.
That was one change I really didn't like. They changed Alan Scott simply because they felt they needed to replace someone they retgoned (as opposed to...um...not eliminating someone entirely), and lost Alan's take on things - he had trouble accepting it (by his own admission) but wanted his son to have any happiness that he could. The take of someone who would otherwise have been anti-lgbt but was changing his mind due to someone close to him coming out was lost, and that's a shame IMO.
It also (to me, anyways) smacked of them changing the 'Earth 2' version so they could claim progress by doing it, but please don't notice him being shoved into perhaps the most irrelevant corner we can find.
Of course it's a retcon - no character, ok, no heroic character created in the 1960's would be openly gay in mainstream comics. But the undercurrents for Bobby have been circulating for a little while at least - Marjorie Liu wrote the last big Iceman-centric story, (the one where he nearly freezes the world due to Death Seed influence, and nearly every former girlfriend he ever had shows up) and Liu has stated in interviews she specifically wrote him as someone deeply closeted.
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.