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Pathfinder Society Member. 5,985 posts (6,211 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 5 aliases.


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Troodos wrote:

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Isn't he already dead?

Also, I want to know what has happened to Benjen Stark.

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Yeah, it was awesome when Jora grabbed that sword from that Dothraki between his chesd and arm armor and sliced him open.

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True.

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Caineach wrote:
Honestly, I felt like the original trailer from the kickstarter was better than the final version.

The blonde was different. Kinda miffed me.

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Hoo boy I loved this episode. Oh yeah I did.

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There is brutal and then there is sadistic.

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Brutal to me conveys a hard won last fight with the BBEG, all of the PCs on single digit HP or some in the negatives, and the day is won, and the sun rises again and all that jazz.

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Used to be.

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Krensky wrote:

No it's not.

This is comic books. More importantly it's DC.

We didn't hear about Superman because he was an Amish farmer until Eddie changed history.

OOh I like it.

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This movie is so fun to watch. It makes absolutely no sense. And it doesn't want to. Everyone should see it.

"you don't hassle the hoff indeed".

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There is already a thread.

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bookrat wrote:
So after talking with some of this person's friends, cheating and lying are known problems for this individual. I guess they've just gotten used to him doing this and don't even bother with it correcting it anymore. As one of his friend's told me, he has an urge to "win" at every game, and if he has to cheat to do it he will. I was also told "I don't even have to look at his character sheet to know that all of his 'mistakes' are in his favor, and if you call him on it he'll just lie and say he didn't know."

I wouldn't even give him a chance to explain. He would be booted so fast...

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Think of this first. How old were you when you saw the original? And how desensitized to scary have you become in the following years?

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I had to tl;dr through the thread. Sorry. Usually I read everything related.

I don't have a tolerance for cheating. The moment I notice it, the player is out. Or if I notice that a player is cheating and nobody does anything about it, I'm out, if I'm a player.

As a GM I understand errors, omitting stuff and honest mistakes. It happens. No big deal. We fix it and move on.

There was a mention of a player who keeps rolling his dice on his Laptop keyboard and picks a better number. That kind of player would be warned to stop it once. Then summarily kicked out.

Friendship plays no role in that. I've kicked out lifelong friends and distant family from my games.

I also do not put up with cheating when I'm a player. If I triple check my character sheet and roll dice honestly, I expect that from every player at the table. If someone is cheating, I will call them out on it. If people brush it off, I'll leave.

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I find alignment to be a nice guideline.

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Why? You have perfectly serviceable skills that do just that. Also, there is a huge difference between knowing how to fight and how to perform sleight of hand. Compounding too many skills into one leads to broken balance.

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Only thing that bugs me is an occasional freeze mid conversation.

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Asking me?

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Hm, I did away with most of that stuff. Tradition is usually bad, unless it's just for fun and cannot harm anyone. Politics I don't take any interest in. Identity is completely unimportant to me if it is based on something external.
As fro Self-esteem, I sometimes struggle with that facet of my personality, but usually come out on top.

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Snowblind wrote:
Hama wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Hama wrote:
Um sorry, but not staying in character is a lack of role-play.

Unless of course it IS role play.

Hama wrote:
Yeah, but "I ask the inkeep about horse racing" is not.

Actually any interaction as your character outside of the mechanical side of the game is role play... Just because someone is worse at it then someone else it doesn't stop it from being role play.

Hama wrote:
Just describing your action isn't.

Only if you are merely expressing a mechanical roll in flowery language... only... if however you are describing an interaction then yes it is role playing.

Example: <rolls dice> "I swing wildly at the Orc and connect leaving a bloody gash across his arm." Not role play.

"After wounding the Orc I warn him to stay away from this village... or else." IS role play.

Sorry, describing interaction is not roleplay for me. But then, everyone has their preferences.

So does that mean if I want to roleplay intimating a halfling I have to bring a nerfbat and a midget? Since describing interactiion is not roleplaying?

Remind me to not play an evil character until I can find someone with a prosthetic limb I can cut digits off.

No, it means that you have to actually roleplay your halfling intimidating. You can't just say "my halfling intimidates".

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John Carter was a nice movie. Forgettable. Watched it once. Don't have the desire to watch it again.

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Aranna wrote:
Hama wrote:
Um sorry, but not staying in character is a lack of role-play.

Unless of course it IS role play.

Hama wrote:
Yeah, but "I ask the inkeep about horse racing" is not.

Actually any interaction as your character outside of the mechanical side of the game is role play... Just because someone is worse at it then someone else it doesn't stop it from being role play.

Hama wrote:
Just describing your action isn't.

Only if you are merely expressing a mechanical roll in flowery language... only... if however you are describing an interaction then yes it is role playing.

Example: <rolls dice> "I swing wildly at the Orc and connect leaving a bloody gash across his arm." Not role play.

"After wounding the Orc I warn him to stay away from this village... or else." IS role play.

Sorry, describing interaction is not roleplay for me. But then, everyone has their preferences.

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No, saying "I say:"Inkeep, is there a good place to lay some gold on a good racing horse in this town?"" Is a good example of role play. Just describing your action isn't.

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The Green Tea Gamer wrote:

He did at least attempt to end Vietnam upon taking office, which lines up with their anti war views.

Nobody is a model of their religion. We all fall short. That's actually the entire point of the currently most popular religion. You can't judge a philosophy by those who agree with it, only by it's internal merits.

I don't judge a philosophy, I judge stupid ideas and people who do bad things.

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Yeah. Especially when he said that he's not a crook :D

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Yeah, but "I ask the inkeep about horse racing" is not.

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Is that considered a good thing? I though Nixon didn't have the best of reputations.

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Um sorry, but not staying in character is a lack of role-play.

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Quakers? Do they play Quake?

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Dalton was a dark gritty Bond, before this newfangled crap.

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PC version is getting some major cookies as well as graphics boosts and streamlines :D

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Bart?

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Barry got closure.

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:
HP is also a reflection of stamina and fatigue... Still it's too vague... That's why I like Rolemaster broken arms and legs, bleed stacks, guts spilling out. Combatants flee and surrender a few rounds into combat.

That is why I love Malhavoc Press Critical Hits.

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Me too :D Sigh.

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Integrated graphics might be a large problem. They are usually very weak and draw upon the computer's RAM to function. (And regular RAM is far far weaker and of a different architecture than VRAM).

Although W3 draws from 3 to 4 GB of regular ram to work. So you Might get to play it on low.

There is also a non-metal, this worse version of wake the white wolf

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Tinkergoth wrote:

Oh man...

** spoiler omitted **

That said... CLIFFHANGER! *Shakes fist at sky*

The entire episode was really full of feels. It was really good. The pacing of those scenes was awesomely done. Acting was top notch as well.

I love this show.

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I'm playing it. Played it all night and didn't even notice that it was morning until mom came to tell me I should go to work.

The game is amazing. It looks just gorgeous on low settings (although I've been able to raise texture quality to ultra without FPS loss)

The engine is also surprisingly well optimized. It works perfectly on my 3yr old machine.

My configuration btw

Intel i5 3200
Geforce GT 570 1GB VRAM
8 GB DDR 3

Also, I LOVE the small facial expressions that make the characters so lifelike.

Also the first moment you see Yennefer...damn she's beautiful.

Zadth. Play it now. Forget other games. This is better and more important.

And to top it off, this awesomeness from Miracle of Sound

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I HATE CLIFFHANGERS

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13. Guild of adventurers
This unassuming building made of brick and wood usually stands in a less reputable part of the city. All doors to the building are sturdy and reinforced and windows have bars on them. Sounds of merriment and conversation can be heard at all times.
Lower floors of the guild are one large Inn that caters to adventurers and their needs, including a small office for bounties as well as a notice board for needed jobs. Upper floors and the basement are reserved for guild members, including a training room, laboratories and studies as well as a well equipped library and a small shrine to all gods.

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Well, I usually have a metropolis in a region, housing somewhere in the ballpark of 100k to 500k people, a huge swath of farmlands and meadows for feeding that metropolis, than a huge stretch of nothing except a village or a trade post every 30 miles or so and then maybe a town or city, again surrounded by farmland and meadows.

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When I get a paranoid player. I usually remove all traps and unlock all unimportant doors in a dungeon. Just to look at him fume.

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She does. That's why I ask.

I hope she ditches the ridiculous mask she wore in JLU.

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Sissyl wrote:
As soon as two people start to get intimate, the light goes out.

Not always.

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Caineach wrote:
I'm amused by how little time they had Hawkgirl on screen. No idea who she is in the comics, but hopefully she gets at least some screentime.

She was in the episode before the finale?

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Jaelithe wrote:
Pan wrote:
No the players have to meet me in the middle and cover the bases ...

I don't agree ... but, then, I've never cared one whit for party balance. If the players decide they want to run four paladins and a ninja, then I'll be happy to fill needs with allied NPCs or GMPCs as necessary and desired, as well as designing adventures that appeal to four paladins and a ninja.

I absolutely think it's a GM's responsibility to fill any role the players don't want to—assuming that doing so is even necessary. After all, if the GM is creating the scenarios, they can be tailored to either avoid the PCs' weaknesses or nudge them towards remedying them. In that sense, DrDeth's comment about just letting them not have a healer is spot on.

The goal is fun, in my opinion, not concern over mathematical synergy designed to create an elite and balanced strike force.

But, then, I don't consider D&D/Pathfinder a team game to the extent that parties should be created for balance before play begins. I prefer everyone to create the character they wish to play without consulting each other beforehand and then see how things go from there.

Of course, my two campaigns are both homebrews, while modules and APs have vastly different requirements. I don't have the expertise to speak on whether balance is critical in those. The consensus seems to be that it is, and I'll defer to those better qualified to judge.

I agree completely. Party balance is an outdated concept. Your job as a GM is to tailor encounter to your player's choice of classes.

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I don't expect my rogue or ranger being congratulated on what they do. It's my job.

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It's their job. I don't congratulate the fighter on being good at killing things, or the wizard of being good at blowing things up and other wizardy stuff. It's expected.

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That is why I don't use Exp any more.

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I love drawing maps. If you need something specific, feel free to PM me, and I'll draw and scan it and e mail it for you.

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