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Freehold DM wrote:
I f!!~ing LOVED 3 oclock high. Great movie that doesn't call for a lot of intellect, although you need to follow it a bit. Also super young Yeardley Smith.
It's witty, too. The first time I watched the cold open, where Casey Siemaszko has to microwave the sweater so he can wear it school, I was all, "I've never seen a movie edited like this before!"
It's like Ferris Bueller if Ferris Bueller was a film noir. I love that move.
Hayato Ken wrote:
You're saying the German language translation of Pathfinder lists all the CRB distances in metric measurements? If I understand you correctly, then I don't even know what the point of this thread is, no insult to anyone.
That's not embarrassing, that's awesome! I still have piles and piles of my mini comics that I never managed to sell; that's embarrassing.
I wouldn't be surprised if "1-inch" battlemaps bought in America were actually 25mm squares instead of 1 inch. The difference would be minimal and the vast majority of customers wouldn't even notice that they're using a metric map with a switched label. The width of the gridlines is wider than the difference between 25 mm and 1 inch. You'd need to measure 6-7 squares before there would be a 1/8 of an inch difference.
I wouldn't be at all surprised either; nor would I be surprised if the "25mm" battlemaps are actually 1 inch square grids produced in the US, but labeled for international sale. I have no preference as to whether you conceive of and call the diameter of a US 25 cent piece 25mm or 1 inch. I'm just curious as to whether 25mm/1inch grids are available in countries where 1 inch isn't a common unit of measurement.
Sorry, I started sci-fi gaming with traveller, so it's parsecs for me. I mean, my god, the Millennium Falcon didn't make the Kessel Run in in less than 39.12 light years, nor should it. Ever! :P
Here's a question: Given how often I see the metric vs american standard issue raised, does anyone think a 3pp pamphlet listing all the CRB distances (weapon tables, travel times, creature size etc) listed in meters, including a 1.5cm = 1m grid and tokens/counters sized to the grid would be popular? I'm to lazy to write it up myself, but it sorta sounds like someone could make a mint if they had the wherewithal.
Jamie Charlan wrote:
Sorry, I didn't mean to get overexcited, but unless I missed a sentence somewhere, all you told me was that 25mm is equal to 1 inch, when I was asking about the availability solely to satisfy my own idle curiosity. No insult intended, but it's frustrating when you keep explaining junk like 1.5m is closer to 5 feet than 2m. I know that, and it wasn't what I was asking about. The bit above where you talk about having to check carefully since most come from the US is what I was looking for, so thanks.
Jamie Charlan wrote:
Yes, I (obviously, because I mentioned 25mm in my first question on the issue) understand that. My question, my ONLY question, for the people who seem to feel a need to explain the basics of the metric system as if I haven't been playing Traveller and Star Frontiers which use the metric system since 10-fricken'-83, which was actually after I had the metric system taught me in grade school, is this: Can those of you who live in Oslo, or Madrid, or Tel Aviv, or Tokyo, or Addis Ababa, or Lima, or any other place on the earth that uses metric system go to your local game shop and by a dry-erase battlement with a 25mm grid, or do you have to print a bunch of sheets at home, tape them all together and cover them in contact paper? That's really all I was curious about.
Matthew Shelton wrote:
The mile was increased from 5,000 feet to 5,280 so that furlongs would divide evenly into a mile.
I have a question for the metric players, something I've been curious about for awhile now. What scale grid do you play on? Are 25mm grid battlements easily available, or are you forced to be inventive?
I think I read both those comics. ;)
It's just a bit weird to me; they've decided to run experiments in space and people are assuming NASA isn't smart enough to eliminate other possibilities before sending the thing up there. This actually is rocket science, and they're the rocket scientists, so I'm going to trust them.
Although, admittedly, I still don't like to drive faster than a horse can go, because I'm afraid the vehicle's high speed motion will create a wind vortex which will suck the air from my lungs and I'll suffocate.
This thread has gone all totally Thunderdome, so I won't say any more than thanks for the answer, but honestly, thanks for the answer. :)
Hell, I don't know. Maybe demanding that a character named Major Kusanagi wears an east asian cyborg body in a cyberpunk future is clinging to outmoded memes. My issue is, given that it is a cyborg body, I think the motion capture should by done by a ballet dancer, possibly an olympic gymnast, and the voice over artist should be a completely different person who's olympic level at the voice work.
I mean, if this thing's cyberpunk, let's cyberpunk it to the best degree we can in this day and age, right?
(Full disclosure, I think Scarlett Johansson is a bad choice, but that has more to do with my preexisting ideas about the character than Johansson's acting ability.)
I can only imagine she would continue the transactional relationship she had with Putin during her tenure as Secretary of State. Have I missed a step?
It might just be that none of the polling organizations called to ask their opinions, because they weren't "likely voters." Don't ask me.
It's very easy to Monday morning quarterback the entire election, and now that it's all over, many news outlets seem to be acting like a Trump victory was obviously inevitable. It's important to remember that this was a very close election. I'm not looking to start an argument with Fergie, who is right in that the current system is not a reflection of voters will, it's just that having voters is a revolutionary political development in the span of history.
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That made sense, right?
Well now all I can picture is some sort of Janus faced god of walls being worshiped 1,000 years from now in the civilization that grows from the ruins of ours.
Intoned in a robotic/gregorian chant by a steampunk/medieval robed figure: "His hair is black at times, and orange at others, and so you may know whether the wall is torn down or is built up. In both ways his hair is false, in color when it is black, and in shape when it is orange."
James Jacobs wrote:
Hey there, everyone! This post is partially for me (so I can keep track of the last place the thread was at when I last looked at it) and partially a PSA to let folks know that I'm going to be stepping away from this thread for various reasons mostly to do with my own mental health.
You'll be missed. :)
The minis argument is always a bit weird. 3e is the first rulebook I remember that offered grid diagram examples in the PHB, but all the movement rates and distances in AD&D were listed inches, and the Gygax wasn't, like, speaking metaphorically.
I guess I'm on the players-not-rules-mandated side with TriOmegaZero.
Harlots, Sissyl; random harlots. :)
Back in my day, Dragon Magazine was stapled instead of perfect bound. No, wait, back in my day, Dragon Magazine was printed instead of an e-zine. No, wait again, back in my day dragon my was an e-zine instead of an app.
This thread makes me feel old and tired, like I've had too many days. :(
At least this time, with 8 Justices, a split decision will get kicked back to the state. :P
Not to sound like a dingus, but isn't it pretty obvious to you that that everything previous to 3.0 is old school, and everything after 3.0 is new school? Is that a complicated distinction for players who went from WoD/Vampire to 3.0 without playing the earlier editions in sequence? That's not snarky, I'm really asking.
Every edition does have its own separate moniker, that's why I was so confused when you didn't understand exactly what I was talking about like five pages ago when I described Labyrinth Lord as a B/X retro-clone.
If you want to tell me that the OSR has been co-opted by self-publishing indiegamers who don't understand the term retro-clone, I'm fine with that, but that's a self-publishing indiegamer thing, not an OSR thing.