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Not to put words in anyone's mouth, or impugn their motives, but it's important to remember that Sanders is popular with under 30 voters who, given their age, have only had the experience of their candidate beating Clinton in the primary for the nomination in 2008, followed by his running as the president in 2012. If you're an under 30 voter who supported Obama, this is the first time you've experienced your favorite primary candidate not winning the nomination against Clinton. Not that that excuses blaming primary winner for actually winning, but, y'know.
Look, whatever, I voted for Nader in 2000 and--OW! Stop throwing things, it's not like I did it in Florida!
I'm not saying you're wrong BNW, but given the reaction to Merrick Garland's nomination, I think that's more on congress than the democratic president.
You thought SevenEves dragged? I thought it read like an edge of your seat, worldwide extinction level event techno-thriller. And then the last section got all the more awesome!
I guess I'm just saying I totally appreciated the way Doctor Doob's point-of-view narration personalized the first two sections, and really enjoyed the OSR hex crawl of the third section, but no harm, no foul if you liked a different book more. :)
I'm not saying you're wrong, but it sounds like you're speaking in the hypothetical while Grumbaki is describing an experience he had while playing at the table, you know?
I don't know about investment being off topic; I bought some eldar shadow hunter escorts off Ebay UK for a cool $40 as compare to $70 on Ebay US, thanks mostly to the drop in value of the pound. That's the only way the Brexit has any effect on my life, outside entertainment value. (No offense UK readers.)
Edit: Whoopsy-daisy, wrong thread. It's still factual though, so l'm editing instead of deleting. :P
Sarcasm Dragon wrote:
Okay, but you're mixing the lyrics of "Kids" from Bye Bye Birdie with "Anything Goes" by Cole Porter.
I can't imagine there will be much media discussion of this movie without a reference to the first.
The quote by the French Home Office isn't substantiated by the article, though. His father says he wasn't religious, but that he had been medicated in the past because of his violent behavior. If there's evidence of his radicalization, that is what it is, but killing 84 people by driving a truck into a crowd isn't evidence in and of itself.
The 2/3 were primary turnout numbers though, right? I just feel like primaries are a totally craptasijc model for the general, you know?
Edit: That's right, I spelled craptastic with a J, for the sake of my eastern european kith and kin. :P
I don't want it either, but I'm willing to put in the time I have to keep the system functioning, you know? As Iron has pointed out, raising the retirement age isn't the only option.
My point is that privatization is a horrible idea. The private entity is only there to skim profits off the top of your nest egg.
Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Seriously, whoever designed that logo was not a Trump fan. Or maybe Pence was the issue, but you get my point.
And then there was the time one of the waitresses at my restaurant (work at, not own) said to the cook, "Hey Charles? I just got another complaint about the tuna, but I think they just don't know what "seared" means; comp their drinks?"
James Jacobs wrote:
James, have you read Devil in the White City, or are you an oddball like me who read about H. H. Holmes in a serial killer coloring book you found at a friend's house?
. . .
Y'know, said friend was a perfectly nice guy, but I feel like there's no putting the toothpaste back in the tube after describing the contents of his bookshelf.
Well, I got mine as a Tome of Beasts backer reward; I'm not gonna buy a second one! :P
Y'know, the first time Droe vs Drao came up on these boards, I was all, "Those johnny-come-latelies; I'm going to check that pronunciation guide from Dragon 93!" But when I did, it gave the correct pronunciation as quote, drow, or dro, unquote. Mentzer really dropped the ball on that one.
Edit: ZOMG, what if all the arguments that D&D nerds have about pronunciation are reflected in-world? In the World of Greyhawk and the Forgotten Realms, they say it differently, just like aunts vs ants or of-ten vs offen in the real world! Mind blown.
52 to 48 is always a small margin, assuming we're talking percentages. "Considerably larger (number of votes, I guess?) than the Bush-Gore contest" is like the lowest bar to meet, ever. 'Cause, y'know, Bush vs Gore was decided by the Supreme Court, not the voting public.
Can I ask if you reside in the UK, Drahliana?
Dunk & Egg struck me as a perfect follow up series only because it's such limited quantity, if you see what I mean; all of the name recognition, significantly less of the production costs! :P
I'd lovelovelove a Tuf Voyaging series, I just can't imagine who'd play the title role. I read all the Wildcards books up to a certain point, but never related to the characters on an emotional level.
Ooh ooh, what about Armageddon Rag as a miniseries? They could set it ten years earlier and use all the Vinyl set dressing and wardrobe and junk!
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Speaking as an american who who knows absolutely nothing about the UK legal process, does that other sap actually have to invoke article 50, or is that just one of the many options said sap has when forming their government?
Takei's opinion in the linked article was interesting. Speaking as a straight dude, I don't think it invalidates the character as established in TOS to make movie Sulu gay. I guess Takei disagrees, but whatever, he's just they guy who originated the role. ;)
Apparently the Star Trek: The New Voyages website is under construction, but I loved the way Of Blood and Fire (two parter, episodes 4 and 5, I think) established that Captain Kirk's nephew is into dudes, and same sex marriage is so accepted in the Federation that Kirk might think his nephew's too immature to marry someone, but the spouse's sex just isn't the issue. Hey, wait, there's a Wikipedia page!
I think Tony was passed out and Rhodey had to rise to wear the mantle of a hero he'd never asked to be, THEREBY PROVING HIS TRUE HEROISM!
Thinking about Rhodey as Iron Man, and Heather Hudson as Guardian/Vindicator, I don't mind having a more diverse cast of characters in comics, it just feels gimmicky when the creators choose to introduce a new character instead of working with the huge cast of already existing characters. Watching Tony come to terms with his alcoholism and realize that he wasn't fit to be Iron Man was meaningful to me as a child, as was watching Heather deal with her grief over Mac's death and find meaning in continuing his work; both of those depended on character history far too much to rely on the introduction of a new character.
Not that I've I got a problem with african american female minors as superheroes; for a good portion of the first Mage series, Edsel was the most kickass member of the team.
Edit: Yes, it took me 18 minutes to write that.
Mark Carlson 255 wrote:
Assuming you're speaking seriously and not just handing my own snark back to me, most newer level based RPGs include a section level advancement without XP. I know D&D 5e DMG does, and I assume the PF rules do too.
If you really want to do your nephews a favor, explain to them that while watching a movie can be just as exciting as playing an rpg, the two don't function the same way. A character in a movie is as capable and powerful as that character needs to be to make the story compelling, not as a function of how many encounters they've survived. My point here is, you keep mentioning the Death Star experience award as if A New Hope listed PF game info for all the characters and encounters, but there just wasn't any. While there have been many adaptations of Star Wars to many different game systems, it's impossible to watch the movies and know how many levels Luke gained over the course of the original trilogy.
I'm with you on that, Bookrat. I thought the D20 Modern design was too reliant on the core class/prestige class system to provide as good a modern game as Top Secret (or whichever, James Bond was good too; I guess it has to be spies, though!) or as good a generic character design as GURPS.
The 5e modern fan conversion I linked earlier is interesting because the advanced classes fit onto the basic classes like 5e subclasses, so you start getting advanced class features at level 3 instead of having to satisfy requirements, but I suppose that's not particularly relevant to the game you playing in. ;)
Right now? The days are like eighteen hours long in Iceland. I think the issue is there's so little warm weather action left to film. Everyone's in Westeros at this point, and even King's Landing and Dorne aren't going to be all that warm and sunny for long.
Speaking of winter in King's Landing, anyone else notice how much earlier their white raven arrived than Winterfell's?
I was just suggesting being able to make iterative attacks so long as the pepperboxes had ammo, but fine, you win. :)
I'd be very satisfied with a system where the PC ship functioned with PC stats (highest ranged attack bonus for laser cannons, highest Perception bonus for sensors, highest Diplomacy bonus for communications), whereas NPC ships had monster style stat blocks with a listed CR. However, I think it's pretty settled at this point that the APL vs CR equation has always been a bit of a knotty problem from d20 systems.
I'm not saying you shouldn't try Dale, I'm saying better you than me. :P
Not to sound like a dingus, but didn't you just do that by posting the question here? :P
Real answer: I think Kobold Press has cemented its reputation as the Switzerland of the Edition Wars solidly enough that it couldn't do any harm to send out a backer notification. Full disclosure, I backed the Tome of Beasts, but not Deep Magic; so many Kickstarters, so little wallet.
Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
That's not very kind to the color orange, or Julius Caeser.
Dustin, the file(s) you linked look very interesting, but they're behind a contribution paywall, so I can't look as closely as I'd like. :(
There's also a fan made 5e version of D20 modern out there, but it wasn't complete last time I looked. It's not exactly a ready to play sic-fi game, but it has got the base class/advanced class design Dan was talking about. Here's a blog with a link.
In my own homebrew the only real problem I've run into is that the laser pistol's 3d6 damage feels a too high for a simple weapon, and the PCs with simple weapon proficiency want lasers too, because lasers are cool. Introducing the 3d4 damage Laser BB gun! (Yes, that's what we've been calling it.)
I chose not to reduce the damage of futuristic weapons (just because I feel like lasers should be more damaging than arrows; yes, I know a person in the real world can be killed by a single arrow, just humor me) but I have made resistance to radiant damage easily accessible. Antimatter weapons are still terrifying for all concerned though.
Freehold DM wrote:
Oh jeez Freehold, your post history makes an entirely different kind of sense when considered in light of misbalanced humors! :P