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Pathfinder Society Member. 4,326 posts (4,552 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 5 aliases.


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what.

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Spoiler:
I'm sure Strucker will assume control pretty quickly

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Iron man for me. All the way.

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I know, I know, but

HOW FREAKING COOL THIS WOULD BE!!!!!

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Doctor Who is not fantasy. It's science fiction.

I'm a Whovian, but seriusly.

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Oh yeah. I am really hyped. And thankfully, Singer can deliver.

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Oooh, i loved the episode. It's been really good. Also

Spoiler:
Graviton

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Chaotic Good

Break bad rules, do what feels right, teach people to stand up for themselves.

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Oh come ON. I was so looking forward to this! DAMN.

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Ktulhu wrote:
When do we get some Gemma Simmons fanservice?!?!?

Her every moment of screentime is fanservice.

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It won't help. Aside from becoming mainstream, which I don't mind, most zombie titles coming out are ridiculously stupid.

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Seriously, I am sick and tired of them making zombie games. I have gotten so over saturated with something that I genuinely loved and cared about, that I cannot even look at anything that has zombies in it.

Time for something else to get systematically overused.

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Movie gravity failed every test. It was one giant fail from start to end

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Who gives a damn about racial distribution anyway? All I care for is a good story an good acting. And, surprisingly, we've been getting a lot of that in the past few episodes.

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Several Stargate Atlantis movies at that.

I miss McKay, Sheppard and Zelenka.

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They do, just not at my table.

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Let's not even start about organ harvesting...

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Rynjin wrote:
Hama wrote:

What I would love to see is this.

CSI but in Ankh Morpork with the watch. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. And they could have feature films between seasons.

Your wish has been (well, will be) granted.

I'm jumping up and down around the room right now.

I don't remember being so happy recently.

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No, except that you knew the end ([sarcasm] because we didn't know the end already[/sarcasm])

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It was amazing. It all falls into place so well.

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Saw it. Mind got blown. Action was amazing. I noted that there were no slo-mo shots. I loved that. Story was good. Acting was great. Characters got developed.

Should have had more Coby Smulders.

Spoiler:
I loved the after the credits scene. Both of them. I think I squeed when I heard Strucker's name. And I wasn't the only one who did

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The writers did. Probably he was programmed to activate?

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What I would love to see is this.

CSI but in Ankh Morpork with the watch. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. And they could have feature films between seasons.

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Not according to the interview.

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Spoiler:
A possibility. Zola is the clairvoyant. He's coming to the show?

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They are very good rough approximations. Very.

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Tels wrote:

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I'm excited for this, is anyone else? I mean, you get to play as Claptrap... AWESOME!!!

Damn I misread that you get to kill claptrap. Over and over and over again, with more and more ridiculously destructive weaponry.

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Norman...

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Watched the episode Turn Turn Tunr

mind==blown.

I LOVED IT. SO GOOD.

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Jacob Saltband wrote:

What I'm trying to decide on is if I should just take the weight 'as is' or take a % off for non metal parts of armor.

I'm looking to do a price by weight for special materials such as mithril and adamantine since (to me) the costs are kind of arbitrary.

i.e. an adamantine dagger which weights 1 lb costs +3000 gp while the greatsword which weights 8 lbs also costs +3000 gp. Also a mithril chain shirt which weights 25 lbs (before mithril) costs +1000 gp but any non-armor items cost 500 gp per pound.

Kind of arbitrary, so was looking for something a little less arbitrary.

I posted a question in the Suggestion/Houserules/Hoomebrew forum asking if anyone has been looking into something similar (special materials costs by weight) but have gotten no response.

As far as armor is concerned, a very small part of weight goes to non-metal parts, so there you can disregard it.

Consider the extra price on special material weapons something like a masterwork component. It costs the same for each weapon. No matter it's size or complexity.
No need to needlessly complicate things.
But, you can always go with common sense and reduce the price based on the size of the weapon.

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Ivan Rûski wrote:

Being a former smoker myself (well, a for 3 weeks now anyways...we'll see if it sticks), I will say that needing a smoke every hour is ridiculous. Every couple of hours, no big deal, as someone will almost always need to go to the bathroom at that point anyways.

As for those who say "no smokers because they stink", isn't that a bit petty? It sounds like something kids on a playground would say: " we don't wanna play with you because you stink."
Rynjin, I understand your reasoning with having a smoke allergy, and find it perfectly valid and reasonable.

It's not petty. It's the same reason that personal hygiene is mandatory at our table. I will not sit, for hours, with someone who stinks. It is unpleasant.

Also, I have a very acute sense of smell. I can smell minute traces of tobacco smoke. On clothes, on hair.
One of the worst things, that bother me to no end is when I am using public transport, and someone who was just smoking on the stop comes in and sits close to me. I spend the rest of the ride gagging.
My Ex was a smoker, and she quit because of me. But sometimes, she would light up with her friends.
I knew every time she did. Even if it was hours after, and she's had a pack of eucalyptus flavored gum.

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The kind of series I would love to see would have to have an enormous SFX budget.

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Well I never...

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A Commander Shepard level badass mostly.

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I didn't see anything lock worthy...

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What I meant was that I would like to play a FPS whose protagonist is someone from a country invaded by the U.S. Just no more 'brown' shooters. Aside from being completely sick and tired of desert terrain, I cannot comprehend the mind of a religious fundamentalist.

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All the time, never in the games were run by myself, bu by other people. Not difficult when the U.S. is considered a villain in by a nice chunk of my countrymen.
We actually played a game where the U.S. invaded Europe to "save" it from Russia. We played a squad of saboteurs that traveled throughout Europe, librrating and fighting a guerilla war. It was a fun game.
Would like to play a FPS with americans as villains. Kinda got tired of killing nazis, russians, terrotist. It gets boring.

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MattR1986 wrote:

I'm not sure why I read into this thread that he was new. My mistake. Is he rusty? Has he always been like this?

I would keep pushing his rails next game. If he doesn't. Get better talk to thee players at the end of the game and collectively tell him that his game isn't right for the group. You're going to rotate DMs.

He actually tends to treat tabletop games as single player when he is playing. That should say everything you need to know.

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There are rails (and I'm pretty happy to follow them because, story), then there are RAILS.

Also, I never said that he's new. He's been GMing for years. Still sucks a lot.

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Well, the session is over.
It went nearly as predicted.
Aside from arriving an hour late, the GM railroaded us something fierce. One of the players actually almost had a hysteric fit, because he screwed up every single one of our attempts to resolve a situation that didn't fit what he wanted us to do.
It was more interesting, however, because we all shared the spotlight, as we were all in the same space at all times.
The setting ended with a cliffhanger, so we agreed to give him another chance, mainly because we're interested with what comes next. However, we are all very frustrated with his skill as a GM. So I believe that the next session is his last session as our GM unless he takes advice I've penned him in an E-mail to heart. I also sent him several links to great GM-ing advice on the internet, mainly Alexandrian and some other good GMs.
If he can get over his ego, he might read some of those. They might help.

I'm not hopeful.

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Well there's a lot more, but well.

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I have. Doesn't help. Welp, next session starts in several hours, I'll be reporting on the outcome.

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We actually never use it. We generally use threats of fornication with their mothers or suggestions that they copulate wit hedgehogs.
Serbian is a beautiful language for swear chains.

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MattR1986 wrote:
Tell the DM, "I hope your house is on CNN". From my understanding of that expression it would definitely get his attention.

Why would I want his house to be a burning, charred ruin while his surviving family cries over the corpses of the not so lucky and curses American ordinance?

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Moral duty? Please? I owe nothing to no one. If I want to run a game, I will. If not, I don't really care if they want me to. I've had enough of GMing for a while.

S'mon wrote:
BTW my impression is that maybe Serbs are a bit stubborn in general?

Now that's an understatement of the year.

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I am venting because he won't take my advice, which is offered in best of intentions.

Much of a people person? I am, however i have absolutely zero patience for stupidity, hardheadedness and people who can't take advice or honest well meaning criticism.

When I say dismantling his game I mean that all of his players will leave him and ask me to run a game (which I would prefer not to do, because I feel like playing), and that I really don't need to do anything. He will do it himself. They already asked me to run a game instead of him.

Conman the Bardbarian wrote:
Maybe he's intentionally inferior and is just sucking really SUCKING! so he can go back to playing in your awesome game?

Then why would he insist to run a game? Insist that when I finish my game, we have to play his?

As far as arrogance goes, i can be arrogant. Often.

I want to help him improve, he doesn't.

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Quote:
Your own gender, are you male or female?

Male.

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Your sexuality?

Straight. Very.

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Characters you've had.

Too many to count. Some notable ones.

Panelon Stultus - male human fighter
Annie - female gnome summoner (Yes, LoL Annie, with Tibbers)
Durngrim - male half-orc paladin
Svietus - male elf magus
Aurora - female elf ranger
Aurora - female elf druid (Yes, I LOVE the name AURORA)
Garulk - male dwarf fighter

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Their sexes, ages, sexualities, attractivness level and what sort of attractive they are? Tomboyish girls, manly men, pretty boys, super lovely curvaicious ladies.

Panelon - regular Joe kind of guy. Got to be king. Fell in love with a wizard. Took him months to win her heart.

Annie - Completely asexual. Got proposed by gnomes a lot. Turned them all down.
Durngrim - Enormous, ridiculously ripped and relatively good looking for a half-orc. Noble visage. Married to his church. Did discover joys of sex later into the game.
Svietus - Loves the girls. Uses his high Diplomacy and Bluff to well...ahem. Good looking, tall, pretty face. Purple eyes.
Aurora - Amazonian beauty. Still feminine. Likes shorter men. Got married to a human in the end.
Aurora 2 - Petite and weak, insanely hot. Imagine a tiny Adriana Lima. Gay. Likes female humans best. Had a hard time finding a stable partner.
Garulk - straight as an arrow. Ripped for a dwarf. Married with kids.

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The point is that he knows me, also knows my reputation as a good GM, mostly because I've GM-ed for roughly a half of available players in Belgrade. And he knows I am an honest person. When I offer advice, I do it in the most sincere and positive way possible.

If he is to proud to get that, I have no problems in completely dismantling his game and taking all his players. He's doing it for me anyway.

Yes, I've talked to the other players. I've asked them to be honest with him, because there are too many crappy GMs with delusions of quality in the world already.

Muad'Dib wrote:
If he is not willing to listen and improve you are sadly going to be stuck with the same s&*ty game.

Nope. I'm gonna start a game of my own if I get bored of his. Or I'll just go into another game. I have been asked by several people to join.

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silverhair2008 wrote:
But what would you do if he doesn't agree to give up the chair?

Simply start a new game and not invite him to play. Not too difficult.

FavoredEnemy wrote:
Find an online gaming group if there isn't a local game you can join.

Tried online gaming once or twice. Sucked both times. I'm kinda leery towards the concept of it. Plus I don't have a problem finding other games.

As for quitting, I will endure a single session more. Than, it's either "Good, you've taken advice" or "sorry, we won't play with you any more".

Taldor

Toon is a very outdated term. Always sounded stupid to me.

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