Live feed of news coverage from Boston of some craziness happening there now. One MIT officer killed, some explosions, apparently, and at least one eyewitness description of a guy on the ground in the street with a bunch of lasers on him, while they're moving people back out of the area. Many shots fired.Link
EDIT: Oh, and if you live in Watertown, stay the eff inside, say police.
Jim Groves wrote:
Same here. Until a few weeks ago it was the old MM version... but then we fought Xanesha. Hooboy. Left an impression. A very firm impression on at least one party member:)
I don't think Dinklage was saying he finds all halflings, dwarves, etc, offensive. He's saying that most depictions are shallow. I tend to agree. Last time I played a fantasy dwarf in Pathfinder another player asked me if he'd be Scottish or Russian. I didn't have either in mind, but there you are, and he wasn't really wrong. They're not typically given a lot of range.
Here's something I'd love to see, just as an experiment: Dinklage auditioning for The Hobbit, for the role of Bard. It'd be interesting to see the arguments against it. He's supposed to be taller? So make him taller. You can certainly do it, and it's not like a huge budget concern:-)
The Prince of Nothing/Aspect Emperor series by R. Scott Baker - he's crowded everyone else out of the top slot for my favorite fantasy novels, singular or plural, bar none. I don't think I've ever talked out loud so much while reading at night ("holy s#%t" and "sonofab#%&h", mostly), or made my girlfriend listen to so many passages of anything while she was trying to get to sleep. Just amazing stuff. Get it and read it.
Are any of them Lawful Good?
Of course. You're out to lunch on the notion that devotion to a deity is required to be Lawful Good. It's not that complicated. All that's required is skepticism, especially in a world in which there are a vast number of things demonstrably more powerful than most people. Maybe the god is just one more extra-planar pain in the ass with an ego problem.
I absolutely love it. I wish he and Robert E Howard had been contemporaries, just for the possibilities of some kind of nightmare manifesto being produced that we could raid for material.
"I believe the common denominator of the Universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility and murder."
No, it isn't. It's stating that PFS isn't a platform for bigotry, so one shouldn't engage in it there, though you can think whatever you like.
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Oh, the things I did to the time-space continuum while 'Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)' played in the background...:)
Tonight it's Shoot Out the Lights, about four times so far. Hadn't heard it in years, can't stop listening to it now.
I have a stepbrother who used to burglarize houses in South Texas specifically for the guns. He went after them because he could trade them to gangsters for quite a lot in cash or trade in dope. That went on for many years, and I don't think it's that rare of a practice, really.
Make of it what you will, but if you own firearms that you can't constantly keep on your person, consider getting rid of stickers on your vehicle that advertise their presence. That, or get a big dog... or both.
Horseshoes and hand grenades! Shoulda, woulda, coulda! No ding for him, and a less-interesting mass shooter he shall remain! Bring your A game next time, slacker!
Edit: and by the way, the Joker has GREEN hair. That guy just looks like a demented Raggedy Andy doll...
Here is a handy shortcut: get diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as soon as possible! You won't have to read things like this because you'll come up with all of these things on your own, and thugs will start looking at you like you're either a cop or you're coming to take their stuff. So will everyone else, but nothing is perfect!
Louis Agresta wrote:
Quick correction: you can't chuck your minis on the ships. Wrong scale. Sorry. BUT if we fund, a stretch goal gives you rules to use the ship in Master and Commander style naval battles. So long as you have two of the same scale. We chose them to match the type of ship envisioned for specific NPCs and factions in Razor Coast, and they are getting custom flags from the book.
Does anyone recall a ship that did scale with minis that you could move around on the mat? I think they were wooden, and there were a couple of layers you could remove, for elevation and whatnot. I think they used to sell them here, but I can't remember what they were called. I was surprised that they didn't reemerge when Skull & Shackles came out, though, and different sizes and whatnot would be perfect for RC.
EDIT: of course, you could get the same thing by cutting the ships out of the flip mats and then gluing it to a cut-out wooden base, but it was a cool prop I never did lay my hands on.
Kelsey MacAilbert wrote:
Whether electrical weapons are or are not better depends on the situation. If there are multiple attackers or if you miss with your first shot, an electrical weapon is a poor choice unless you have the shotgun shell type (which requires ownership of a firearm) or a melee type.
The tazers that police in the U.S. carry are still usable after firing the leads. They are capable of 'touch-tazing', so that if you taze some drunk with the leads, and his buddy tries to tackle you, you can deliver a tazing to him by touching the thing to him and triggering it again.
Also, the first guy will now hate the buddy.
Oh, let em keep trying to file off serial numbers. Colossal waste of time and effort, but it doesn't always appear that way to the person trying. Most of the time you can quickly reveal the numbers again with what amounts to acid etching. Failing that, the things are stamped in there, not etched in, and that impression goes really, really deep. So the numbers will still show up clearly enough via imaging (I forget the exact kind now, but I've seen it done).
Besides, it's like with VIN numbers. Someone can spend hours trying to file one number off, not realizing that, even if it worked, there are several other serial numbers on quite a few guns.
It's a kitchen-sink world, and it's meant to be. For every person who doesn't like analogues for this or that real-world culture or location there are fifty other people looking at the world map, going, "where the &%$# are the Vikings? Where can I play Blackbeard?"
If Paizo is standing by, saying, " here's where you can play Blackbeard", and "rob the Pharaoh's tomb right over here" then they get that person's business, and hopefully the business of their gaming group. Then Paizo can use that familiar backdrop to layer in cool and innovative story, etc. It's an approach that obviously works.
There is certainly nothing wrong with a different approach, but it isn't going to draw as much business.