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Both get to decide, Sis. That's what voidier is there for.
So if most manspreaders are men with a lack of common courtesy, that makes it not a gendered issue because...?
If you're calling it "manspreading," you've defined it as gendered issue, just as much as if I focused solely on women with overlarge pocketbooks on public transport and called it "pursespreading."
Discourteous people have taken up more than their fair share of space on public transportation, since the invention of public transportation, and the answer to that has always been to say, "Hey, it's crowded today, is that seat taken?"
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Oh fer crying out loud, Doodles, based on the bibliography? You two oughtta get married after one visit like Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner! (Look, at least you've got literary compatibility, right?)
I dunno about that BNW, I've played with as many women as the rest of the dudes here (looks creepier than I meant now that I can read it all at once) and I never worried constantly about offending anyone, I just said "Sorry" on the rare occasions when I did.
On the other hand, that's exactly how I treat dudes too, so don't ask me.
Sometimes being welcoming doesn't look the way you think it would. I used to run sessions at the apartment of an all but married couple, the dude of whom played while the chick looked on and offered thoughts in general and advice in specific to the players. Eventually I said, "Look, Janine (not her name) if you want to be this involved, you're gonna have to roll up a character, okay?!"
So she did.
I was sort of scolding her when I made the offer, but she took me up on it and turned out to be a great player. We haven't kept in touch, but I hope she still games.
Pell Grants (or any grants at all, I guess) are given to individuals. It's not a systematic solution, but that doesn't mean they don't work, it just means they weren't designed with the College Industrial Loan Complex (or whatever the hell you want to call it) in mind.
Edit: Y'know, we're talking about affordable education here, and suddenly all I can remember is the time a friend of mind was saying he couldn't afford a certain university and I was all, "My God man, just apply for financial aid, you'll get it!"
I can't think of a single school I've attended where I haven't been on scholarship, but I don't know if that's because I'm smart, or just good at working the system.
David Bowles wrote:
Doesn't the GM decide what "legitimately" means?
I'm not trolling or being snarky, I'm really asking: doesn't the door you choose to begin with get just as more likely as the the one you didn't choose? Assuming that the location of the prize is set at the beginning, rather than decided after Monty's discard.
That's always been my question: Does Monty ever discard the door I've picked? If not, wasn't my choice always 1 out of 2? (Three statisticians are hunting in the woods and they see a deer. The first one shoots and missed by ten feet on the left. The second shoots and misses ten feet on the right. The third one jumps up and screams "I hit it, I hit it!")
Heroes of Shadow was a 4e Suppliment, so Hitdice, you are correct. Not for 5e.
. . . And everyone else involved in the conversation knew what they were talking about, when I stormed in and embarrassed myself in the style of a late-to-the-party, loud jackass? That certainly sounds like something I'd do.
I was talking about the "Democrats redistribute wealth to make more Democrats from poor people" bit. My personal opinion is a lot more, "Any functional society provides for the working class, because otherwise nothing works," regardless of party affiliation.
I don't disagree with you about the rightwing attack line, but my state has closed primaries, so I have to choose party affiliation by which primary I'd rather vote in.
I can love without a OGL. We were still gaming before Wotc bought out TSR and created one and my group still will if they don't for 5E. OGL allows for 3pp products which I do sometimes buy. It also runs the risk of creating the comptetion. So I don't blame Wotc for taking their time with it. PDFs they should release them eventually. It's a smart business decision and one way or another pirated versions will appear. Yet again we were gaming before with them and we still will.
I wonder if it's less creating the competition than what has been seen cannot be unseen, vis-à-vis The Book of Erotic Fantasy; WotC withdrew the license for that one, and it's still infamous with the D20 logo on it, y'know?. . .
I can love without an OGL too, Memorex, I just can't love without you! (I'm sorry man, I had to, that's a once in lifetime typo right there.)
Jeez, I hadn't even thought of that, GE, but I get it. Just don't ask me about the time the UK exchange student looked up halfway through a really hard algebra problem to exclaim, "I need a rubber!"
'Cause she was pretty hot, and all the dudes in class were like, "I got a rubber in my wallet right now!"
. . . I think this thread used to be about the sort beer we enjoy, but I'm not ashamed of myself. :P
The beer/wine and liquor segregation always baffled me; here in RI we have Package Stores, or, in the common vernacular, "Packies," as in, "Hey, I'm running down to the packey for a sixer, you need anything?" Packies also sell mixers like ginger beer, all under one roof. Just a few years ago we over threw the blue laws so that Packies can stay open on sunday; what a time to be alive!
Kirth Gersen wrote:
I've noticed that the catcalling/public isolation (we need a simpler term than "social contracts forbidding speaking to others in public" and that's my best effort) remain the same in direct proportion, but vary a lot depending on background noise level, regardless population level.
. . .
I hope that made sense; I should probably just be posting everything in the beer thread at this point.
There's also the question of martial classes who take the Magic Initiate feat. If they've blown an ability score increase, they certainly shouldn't be stuck at caster level zero until they multi class.
No, I haven't changed my mind about anything, I still just think 5e depends on player/DM communication in a way that rules heavy systems don't.
I'd go with level as calculated for spell slots slot per day in the multclassing section. I don't think it talks about cantrip scaling specifically, but it does talk about having access to spell slots of a higher level than you know.
An eldritch knight would add 1/3 of their levels to the total whereas any other fighter subclass would add 0.
I don't think anything from 5e should be translated into Pathfinder, exactly; Pathfinder is a very successful system that totally groks its own market share/fan base. I personally prefer the simplified (yes, in the past tense, it's been a couple of decades at this point) mechanics of 5e, but to each their own.
In my experience, 5e relies on DM fiat, whereas PF depend on player empowerment.
Charles Evans 25 wrote:
The bit above was exactly my point when I posted earlier about Sutter speaking (yes, BNW, speaking) as a managing editor rather than an author, or whatever the hell I said. While ASoIaF and Paizo's APs are booth epic in scope and have a huge cast of characters, ASoIaF is a series of novels, and the APs are a periodical. The audience for periodicals have a reasonable expectation for timely delivery of the next installment, but I don't think the same can be said for a series of novels.
Like everyone else who's posted on this thread, I want to have the most enjoyable experience possible when I read a book; If timely delivery of the next installment is a part of that experience for you, I won't tell you you're wrong, but no one owes you that experience, no matter how many books they've written in the past.
Wait, Eragon is Alfie Allen, not the CGI dragon; Like, the dude ride the dragon, and not the dragon? Never mind reading the book, I should probably just watch the movie with the sound on to learn the characters' names. If you interpret that sentence to mean that I was so unimpressed with the visuals of the movie that I neither read the book, nor was even interested enough to turn on the dialog, I will not correct you. ;)
Never Let Me Go is such a fun book that I ended up reading it into the wee hours and crying myself to sleep. (Well, I thought it was fun.)
Freehold DM wrote:
What can I tell you Freehold, most people on this earth aren't so discriminating. :(
Good Freaking Lord! Never mind corporate, call the Better Business Bureau!
Taught his great-grandfather how to fight? The elves in my homebrew selected his great-grandparents on both sides because they were trying for best in breed at the Westminster Human Show. Okay, look, that's one of those things that sounds worse than it is when you say it out loud. It's certainly less exploitive than a "wandering minstrel" who leaves a trail of half-elves across the countryside.
Oh, right, a chart that wasn't in an RPG book; I would have thought of that eventually. :P
I think you're right about the starting ages. It seems like this topic gets a new thread every three to four months, but no one worries about what the dwarf clerics were doing for the first seventy years of their lives when a human starts at twenty-seven. Don't ask me.
GWL, I think you should report it to the chain's website, just make an effort to describe it as calmly as you have here instead of putting racism in the subject line. Starting the conversation with accusations of racism can have a distancing effect, but if store policies are being applied at the local level in a fashion that leaves potential (or maybe that should be dissuaded) customers wondering if racism is at work, the higher-ups will want to know.
Which Chart was that Gnomez? From everything I've seen, elves' slow maturation rate is physical in PF/Golarion (as in, the child character rules in Ultimate Campaign give the same attribute mods to a human eight year old and an elven fifty-five year old) and cultural in D&D (as in, elves mature at roughly the same rate as humans and declare themselves adult at around one hundred years old). Different systems handle it differently, which can get a bit weird when PF, an OGL system, has a different take than D&D, the originator of the OGL, but everything I can think of from PF supports "dog years."
Worked for Dallas, right? ;P
These conversations always seem to use, I don't know what, legal terms like owe and right, when that's just not the sort of relationship authors and readers have. I enjoyed the hell out of Vurt by Jeff Noon, but thought Pollen sucked like a vacuum cleaner, so I didn't read the rest of the series, and I felt that was the appropriate response to my disappointment. I think Matt Ruff is an entertaining writer, and I wish he'd publish more often than once a decade (fine, he'd did better than than in the 2000s, but time will tell on the 2010s) but that enjoyment of his work doesn't contain any obligation aside from the one that I have to myself to read books that I enjoy. That is, readers are going to be upset by whatever upsets them, but I don't know how relevant that is to what the author writes.
If you're saying that GRRM would benefit from an editor who says, "George, at this point another series of POV chapters showing what a reeking hellhole the Riverlands are is just overkill," instead of, "George, given the performance of this series so far, you can just write whatever the hell you want to and rake in millions," I don't disagree. I couldn't help but laugh (pretty fricken ruefully) when I read the last chapters of book five and thought back to the afterword of book four, where GRRM said he had to split them into two volumes because saying To Be Continued halfway through would have been frustrating for his readers.
But, speaking as a failed amateur cartoonist with an unfinished minicomic epic sitting on the shelf next to my computer, I don't think authors owe their audience anything. The author gets to write whatever and however he wants to, and the audience gets to decide whether or not to keep reading his work, and that's the ballgame. I really don't think GRRM's slow creative process is the start of an industry-ruining slippery slope.