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I thought Jojen (show Jojen) said Howland died at some point before they reached the Wall, but don't quote me on that, I could be wrong.
I totally concur about Jon taking the Stark name. It's important to remember that Bran is the only one who knows the truth, and he'll start ranting about the King of the Night and the Three Eyed Raven way before he even gets to warging into trees.
Though, now that you mention it, I suppose Jon is the legitimate heir to the Iron Throne. Well, illegitimate heir, maybe, but direct inheritor. Hmmm.
Something like that, Ambrosia; I think we're a little too far along in the TV narrative to introduce new artifacts, and something has to happen, lest we get the most anticlimactic ending ever: ". . . And then everyone just stayed inside, safely south of the Wall, until the weather got better on its own."
I imagine the season shortening production costs means we'll never see giant ice spiders either. :(
Little of that is true, but then, one of the things I enjoyed about Lady Crane's play was how the popular culture (or maybe just the playwright) had streamlined the actual events. Wait, Tyrion paid Ilyn Payne to behead Ned while Joffery tried to spare him? That's not the way I remember that episode!
I'm probably just being nostalgic for the time when Tyrion and Sansa were (sort of) happily married, but that only lasted maybe an episode and a half, and it was back when Sansa was still innocent enough that she didn't know the vulgar word for dung.
I'll say this: I'm completely certain he didn't go in there to read The Seven Pointed Star to/at her.
Not to sound like a dingus, but I'm pretty sure the only place there even is a Dany/Yara plot line is in the beer-fueled, spoilered ramblings of my demented mind. :P
You guys think Dany's going to recognize the legitimacy of Sansa and Tyrion's marriage? 'Cause If I was Sansa I'd be all, "You now how much nicer to me Tyrion was on our wedding night than Ramsey? That's exactly how much more trustworthy he is than Littlefinger." And if I was Dany, I'd be all, "That's the King in the North, under my sovereignty just like the Iron Isles."
I'm not saying that Paizo isn't continuously refining the PF ruleset through the material they publish, it just seems like working up a new ruleset and product line is more trouble than it's worth when they could introduce new mechanics in any of their several existing product lines.
I believe in Starfinder. :P
Yeah, it was to avoid confusion between Asha/Osha.
What's weird is, they chose a name that sounds very similar to Arya, when they could have picked, I don't know, "Prunella, She-Devil of the Seas!" or whatever. (Yes, with the exclamation point; if you don't say it with the exclamation point, you'll learn how she earned the name.)
She revealed her identity to Ser Royce and the other Lord and Lady of the Vale (back at the end of season four, I want to say?) and totally leapfrogged Littlefinger's plan for total world domination. That was pretty good.
I don't disagree that it looked like LF went to Sansa while the Knights of the Vale charged the phalanx, I just think they waited to attack until Ramsey had dropped his guard because the battle was over except for the mopping up, rather than riding all night to get there in the nick of time.
To be honest, I think Sansa has had already made the "selfish idiot" set of decisions about Rickon before the battle started. Throughout the series, everyone's always complained about how passive Sansa is and her lack of agency, but she's not that character anymore. That doesn't mean she's necessarily, like, a nice person. I'll be completely unsurprised if she murders Littlefinger in the season finale.
. . . And then Dany and Yara will show up at Winterfell riding Drogon, and Yara will be all like "Dayum, you're hot girl, how 'bout a three-way?" and Sansa will go, "This is HBO, not television, so I'm into it, but I just regained my throne, gimme a minute, okay?" and Dany be all, "Your throne? That's such a turn on! Hey, Yara, while we're waiting for Sansa to finish up work, why don't we fly down to King's Landing and pick up Cersei, make it a four-way? Our families are blood enemies, but she's smoking hot with the new haircut, amiright?" and then Sansa will be like, "Actually I was held in bondage (not the cool kind) by her for years, and I'm pretty sure she likes to keep it in the family, and just with guys on top of that, so . . ." and Yara will go, "By the Downed God, what a waste!"
Okay, look, I've had enough beer that it seemed entertaining to write that, so I'm gonna stop posting now; thank god for spoiler tags!
It didn't look to me like they did arrive in the nick of time. At no point did we see LIttlefinger ride up all out of breath and say "We made it, we made it!" We saw Littlefinger and Sansa sitting on a hill like this had been their plan all along.
Reading between the lines, I think Sansa's been coordinating with Littlefinger since she and Jon were gathering their forces, and decided not to tell Jon on the eve of the battle because he just wasn't being realistic about Rickon's chances of survival, and was severely underestimating Ramsey. If the Knights of the Vale to begin with, Ramsey would have said, "Hey, they've got more people than we thought, let's just stay inside till the winter kills them."
I guess I'm saying Sansa tricked you just like she did Ramsey. :P
Edits: Oops, that was to Lemmy 19 mins ago.
I don't exactly disagree that Littlefinger showing up with the Knights of the Vale was predictable, but it's predictable ever since Littlefinger and Robyn Arryn decided to help her back in episode whichever when they didn't throw Ser Royce out the moon door. At a certain point, it's less predictability than just the way the story is plotted.
What I liked very, very much was the way Sansa was the only one who kept her head and actually out thought Ramsey. Jon lost his head and went running in to save Rickon, and it didn't work; Davos got antsy and went running in to save Jon and the Wildlings, and it didn't work; Sansa waited until Ramsey had overextended his soldiers, and decimated them with her cavalry.
So, any guesses as to whether we'll see the Stark sigil back on Winterfell in the lead in next week, or have to wait till next season?
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
If we're talking movies, The Martian and Interstellar both have really good spaceships. Speaking only for myself, I think the difference between science fiction and science fantasy is how your futuristic setting handles the artificial gravity proposition: grav plates or centrifugal force?
Not that I have any sort of problem with science fantasy. I'm totally cool with a setting where the difference between Klingons and Hobgoblins is whether they wield laser guns or melee weapons. Just don't ask me about the Bat'leth, it's a futuristic Klingon melee weapon, it's ceremonial, mmkay?
Dan, I don't mean to say you should gloat or anything, but if one guy who disagrees with your play style sits out a campaign you're going to run for your regular play group, that not a bad thing is it? Given everything you've said here, it sounds like you're going to do a great job.
Forget that guy!! :P
I'm not looking to argue with you Puppy, but everything you've mentioned so far is your idea of robots in your idea of a futuristic rpg setting. I'm not saying there have to be slaves instead of robots, just that the presence of either (or both) can be justified in a science fiction setting.
Okay, so Arya was just Arya, and when she told Jaqen (ahem, "No one,") that she was Arya Stark of Winterfell, who will return to Westeros, he was just sorta totally fine with that. Alright, that's fine, like I said, we've diverged from the book here.
I liked the interplay between Brienne and Jaime, but, once again, we've diverged from the book here.
As I remember the plot of the books, Dani showing up is just dove-tailing the narrative, but that's not even a real verb.
I was very gratified to see that the Hound was totally cock-blocked on his mission of vengeance by the Brotherhood without Banners. Think there's a chance of LSH showing up?
On the one hand, I like the idea of being able to visually identify a spaceship's culture of origin. On the other, depending how closely form follows function, a spaceship might just look like a spaceship because that's what a spaceship has to look like to work as a spaceship.
I'd love a setting where the longer lived races (elven lifespan in PF) haven't bothered to invent FTL drives because solar sails can get you to 0.5c, and that's not an unreasonable amount of travel time to someone with a lifespan of 354 to 750 of your earth years. Of course, PF space elves would probably all just wear slippers of spider climb instead of inventing artificial gravity; I suppose they'd need velcro, though.
I guess I'm saying I'd whole heartedly approve if each race/culture/whatever-futuristic-distinction had unique designs when they first reached space, but got assimilated into the Absolom Station galactic standard before too long.
Robert Little wrote:
One landshark to another, I believe that is the case. At least, I was super-psyched when I saw the little "Volume 1" at the bottom of the cover copy, and gradually became super-disillusioned over the course months (if not years) when no Volume 2 was forthcoming.
Umbral Reaver wrote:
Now fire a bow in a rotating frame of reference such as a space station ring.
You'd have to worry about the Coriolis Effect if you were firing an arrow or throwing an object parallel to the axis of rotation, but that would probably only be a concern in a really big environment like an O'Neill Cylinder. Which is the whole point of inventing laser arrows in the first place! Anyhow, given that Starfinder is described as science fantasy, I'm expecting a lot more grave plates than centrifugal force.
I think she used one when she killed Meryn Trant. On the TV show, obviously; Arya's Braavos experience has now completely diverged from the books.
Regardless, the show hasn't gone into a whole lot of explanation about how it actually works. Sure, we saw maybe-Jaqen removing someone's face, but the first time Jaqen Jaqen changed faces back at the end of season two he didn't put one on, he just sorta did it in the time it took him to start to walk away and then look back over his shoulder.
Freehold DM wrote:
You're one of the lucky ones, Freehold.
Dustin Ashe wrote:
The downtime activities, including training rules are on page 187 of the PHB, with additional options on pages 127-131 of the DMG
James Sutter wrote:
So, laser arrows fired by regular bows might be a viable option? Chewbacca will hear my mighty roar!!!11!
Picnic on Paradise, which I have mentioned several times before on this very thread, has maybe the single strongest female hero ever. Not so much with the vampires though, more like interplanetary tourists and a bronze-age tour guide who ends up working the job because the Trans-Temporal Agency can't figure out what else to do with her.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
It's safer, that's why! :P
Dude, right after that, I'd power down Data, and only turn him on when a Data-specific problem came up.