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Rogeif Yharloc

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Pathfinder Society Member. 8,949 posts (12,924 including aliases). 4 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 15 aliases.


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Kryzbyn wrote:
Ashiel wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:
This is why I don't go to haunted houses. It's all good until I get spooked for real, then blam.

"BOO!"

"FALCON PAWNCH!!"
Pretty much. There was a false wall and guy jumped out and touched me. Got punched. It was ok, they said it happened a lot more than they'd like, but I decided to leave anyway, after a sincere apology.

You know... I once played an horror game for Wii. It had two measurements of fear/spookiness.

The "fearmeater" measure how often you get scared... To me it was pretty low. 15~20%, or something... But it also had a "sissymeter", which told you how intensely you moved around when you got spooked. Mine was over 90%!!!

You know what that means?

Some day... I'll german supplex someone who spooks me. XD


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I've seen the disparity show its ugly head even in games with only noob players... And I've seen that happen multiple times in both 3.5 and PF.

There's just no credible way to deny the existence of C/M d or class tiers. When I started playing 3.5, it didn't take long for me to notice how my Ranger's tracking skills were completely pointless when my friend's Wizard had divination spells... Or how my Druid was better than my friend's Fighter at quite literally everything!

The gap is not as wide in PF, but it's still there.


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Oh, gods... Not another condescending self-proclaimed "austistic savant" or whatever.

I really don't have the patience to debate with people like that, so... F*@# it! I'm out! Another poster already exhausted my willingness to talk to anyone who claims they are smarter than everyone else.

Congratulations! Alicornsage you're better and smarter than everyone! Whoopie-dee-doo. Now excuse me while I add another name to the "list of people I shouldn't bother replying to".

Cheers.


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Dogs don't "sense the energy" of anyone! This is not DBZ or Rurouni Kenshin! No one is sensing each other's power level or "killing intent"! What animals do is recognize body language.

Saying humans aren't predators when we have been hunting and killing all sorts of animals for thousands of years is insane! What the hell do you even call "predatory instinct"? The impulse to hunt, kill and eat another animal? Because we do have those, as can be seen by thousands of years and billions of humans hunting, killing and eating other animals!!! Our species literally tracked and hunted animals from one continent to another!

Seriously, what the hell?!


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Kryzbyn wrote:
No body, not dead.

Of course, by that logic, the only Disney character who ever died was... Mufasa.


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Well... That depends on whether or not that person has any information other than "superficial looks" and how many times they gave a chance to material with said "superficial look".

e.g.: I love anime, but I'm not a fan giant robots... So every time I see a movie/anime/whatever with giant robots on the cover, I pretty much lose all interest... There are exceptions, and I'm willing to try something with giant robots if I hear good recommendations from someone I trust... But after watching many, many films and shows with giant robots, as a rule of thumb, I have no interest in watching anything with giant robots on the cover.

Similarly, I dislike hip-hop... I have no interest in listening to hip-hop to see if I finally find a song or artist I like. There might be one, somewhere... But the possibility is small enough that I simply don't bother. And I remain skeptical even when someone suggests a song/artist to me. Because for all my life, I've never seen a hip-hop artist or song I'd describe as anything better than "tolerable". I'm perfectly aware this is just a matter of taste, but it's my taste. i.e.: the only taste that matters when it comes to deciding what I enjoy.


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Labradrake.


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Krensky wrote:
Nicos wrote:
I will refuse to see any Adam sandler movie based on my dislikement of his other movies, and I doubt that that would make me an antisemitic.
No it doesn't. But if you you refuse to watch a Mel Brooks movie because you don't like Adam Sandler, well, you might be.

Someone who even dares put Adam Sandler on the same level as Mel Brooks has a far worse problem... They are probably brain-dead. :P


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Jiggy wrote:
What I'm talking about is if we offer them a James Bond spy movie, but the front of the box shows a picture of James Bond holding a revolver, and the person declines because they don't like cowboy movies.

If the only movies with gun-totting protagonists they've ever seen are John Wayne movies, that's an understandable assumption.

I think a better comparison would be someone who loves 007 movies but preemptively hates another secret agent movie just because the protagonist on the cover is Japanese.


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thejeff wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
Then again, being uninformed/uninterested in something... Even disliking it... Is not necessarily bigotry.
It's also not what I'm talking about.

Just because I quote your posts, it doesn't mean I'm disagreeing with you... I might simply be trying to expand on your point.

Your post (in the context of replying to Nicos' post) gives me the impression that you're saying that making false inferences based on <X> is "X-ism". I'm just expanding on that point and saying that's not necessarily the case... The person making the false inferences might be mistaken, uninformed and/or uninterested.

Might be mistaken, uninformed or uninterested, but if they're making false inferences based on <X>, that's still X-ism. Maybe not the most extreme kind, but still...

Zheng is Asian. Asians are all good with computers, I'll get him to help with my computer problem.

Not hostile. Mistaken. Still prejudiced. Assigning the stereotypical traits of a race to the individual.

Not necessarily prejudiced, maybe it's just a false conclusion/undue generalization based on bad information and/or small sample group... Kind of a dumb one, of course... Since it's "common sense" (i.e.: not an actual sense, but an experience/knowledge common enough to be considered "universal") that a person's race doesn't automatically make them good with computers.

When I first came to the US, how many people do you think tried speaking Spanish to me or invited me to play soccer? They weren't judging me based on my nationality, so I wouldn't call them xenophobic, but they were mistaken (Brazil's official language is Portuguese) and/or making an acceptable, but ultimately wrong assumption (that I like soccer).


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Charon's Little Helper wrote:
Have we really started calling people racist based upon the cartoons that they like? >.<

Jiggy's example is based on the reason why the person dislikes that cartoon, not on whether or not they dislike it... And he called the attitude racist, but didn't say said attitude is enough for someone to be considered a racist individual.


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Alzrius wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
My only point is that I see "anime" as an art style
We'll need to agree to disagree then, as I find that definition to be fundamentally unable to encompass things that I believe are self-evidently "anime" (e.g. the Crayon Shin-chan example again).

Sure, I don't mind agreeing to disagree. I never said I was objectively right, after all. I even accepted the fact that your position is a valid one. I just disagree with it... After all, deciding what is anime and what isn't is basically a discussion of semantics.

I only watched a few episodes of Crayon Shin-chan... And it has the type of humor most commonly found in Japanese anime, but otherwise, I'm be perfectly comfortable calling it a cartoon.


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Jiggy wrote:
Nicos wrote:
We all make false inferences in our lives and plenty of our choices are based on irrational judgements, It's standard human behaviour. Jumping from that to racism is probably too much.

If the information upon which you've based your false inferences is age, then it's ageism.

If the information upon which you've based your false inferences is sex, then it's sexism.

If the information upon which you've based your false inferences is race, then it's racism.

...

Well, okay, I guess technically those are all "prejudice": judging prior to knowing. Theoretically it's not until you oppress someone that it becomes one of those "isms". But of course, they all start with prejudice, so I'm not sure I see a purpose in pointing out that being prejudiced in your thinking isn't actually [whatever]ism yet.

Then again, being uninformed/uninterested in something... Even disliking it... Is not necessarily bigotry.

I'd say the term "bigotry" only applies when it's a hostile notion ("this group of people doesn't deserve the same respect/rights/whatever as this other group of people") rather than just lack of information/interest and/or difference in taste.


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I think it's funny how every hero is doing something cool in the trailer... And then there's aquaman staring at the camera with wavy hair. XD


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Point-Blank Master is my suggestion... Now you can rain death on them without worrying about AoO. That sword-wielding drow will surely be surprised when you put three arrowa in his face without stepping away...

An amazing feat for archers who want/have to engage in melee. :)


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Lots and lots of socks.


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"Playing as intended"... Can I have a citation on that?

The experience and CR systems treat a Fighter 20 the same as a Wizard 20, so it seems they are expected to have similar power levels... That's not what happens.

Why can the Wizard do a million different things while the martial can only swing a pointy stick and be content with giving different descriptions to the same action and pretending that somehow makes the game more varied?


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It's not about wanting martials to do super anime stuff... It's about:

A- Martials being able to do a greater variety of things. Martials lack options. They are pretty much locked into spamming full attacks. Even the most versatile non-casters are still prisoners to the Stand-Still-or-Suck-Syndrome because the game punishes them for trying to do anything other than full attacking.

Playing a non-caster archer in PF is one of the most boring game experiences I've ever had.

B- Martials being on par with their peers. A 20th level Fighter, even without gear, should be CR 18... And yet, that same Fighter is far behind what most CR 10 creatures can do! Even with the very recent WMH and AMH (which basically half-assed ways to "patch" Fighters) I have a hard time seeing a 20th level Fighter be worth the same CR of the creatures he fights... Creatures who can fly, teleport, summon demons, turn invisible, etc.

Why do casters get to scale in power and face these supernatural threats as equals while martials are doomed to be "warrior+"?

I don't mean to say I think Fighters should be as powerful as Wizards currently are... Ideally, both ends of the spectrum would meet somewhere in the middle. Somewhere around tier 3.


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You could play a Canadian lumberjack.


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I suppose it's good to have a safety clause against pissy control-freak GMs who don't allow players to try anything not specifically called out by the rules...

Still doesn't give any real value to the trip weapon property, though. :P


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
"Less useful than X" isn't exactly equal to "useless". If nothing else, it's nice to have explicit permission to throw your unconcious partner behind you as a standard action.

Well, when X isn't all that useful to start with, it comes pretty close... Besides, "less useful than Bull Rush" is not the reason I call drag and reposition useless... It's because they are useless 99% of the time.

Also, since we can grab an object and drop it on an adjacent square, why wouldn't we be able to do it with an unconscious friend?


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20 rounds is probably enough... The real problem of relying exclusive on rage-granted natural weapons is that even if you're fighting weaklings, you'll have to unnecessarily spend rage rounds.

I suggest grabbing IUS (and possibly Dragon Style), since the enhancement bonus applies to it anyway... This way you can use your fists against easy encounters and save your Rage for combats where you actually need it.

I actually played a pretty nasty TWFing Barbarian focusing on IUS and claws... Even without the house-rules of that game, it was quite powerful.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Can't speak to drag, but I've seen reposition useful in putting enemies right back into flank or other disadvantageous positions, as well as moving allies out of harms way.

The very few times I've seen them used were by Brawlers, since they can temporarily grab the Improved/Greater maneuver feats...

And even then, I could count the number of times in half a hand. Bull Rush is much more useful since you can actually push your enemies into dangerous areas and it can be done without sacrificing action economy if you use a shield.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:

The Trip property allows you to avoid being tripped in response to your failed attempt. You get the choice of drawing a backup weapon or standing/fighting from prone.

Trip wrote:
You can use a trip weapon to make trip attacks. If you are tripped during your own trip attempt, you can drop the weapon to avoid being tripped.

Which only makes a difference if your trip fails by 10 or more...

So unless you're fighting quadruped giants and have no resources invested in trip, it'll likely never make any difference... If you are fighting quadruped giants and have no resources invested in trip... You shouldn't be trying to use trip, anyway.


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Fig wrote:
In low level PFS games, I carry a crowbar ok most characters to open doors and (upon successfully argue that it has the trip quality) trip opponents. GMs seem to accept this as creative enough.

You don't need the Trip property to trip your target... In fact, the trip property does absolutely nothing to help your trip attempt... It just gives you the horrible, horrible "option" of dropping your weapon instead of getting an AoO when you fail to trip someone... Nevermind the fact that if you try to recover your weapon you'll get AoO'd anyway.

SKR actually pointed that out to Jason after talking to forum members, but Jason said the trip property "did enough".

*sigh*


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Darigaaz the Igniter wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
Convince Paizo that good Fort saves are slightly stronger than they should be... And soon we'll have an errata that says everyone has low fort and contracts all diseases ever during character creation. XD
Nah man, you gotta go a step further. You gotta repeatedly mention how Good Fort saves are one of the things martials have over most casters. THEN it'll get nerfed.

Shhh... Don't take it too far!

If you remind them martial classes have better Fort save, we'll all end up being poisoned, crippled and bleeding during character creation!


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Oh, yeah... I don't know if the Brute Vigilante is the worst archetype in the game, but it does come pretty close...


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Convince Paizo that good Fort saves are slightly stronger than they should be... And soon we'll have an errata that says everyone has low fort and contracts all diseases ever during character creation. XD


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lemeres wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
Well... The game doesn't really encourage people to use improvised weapons (or do anything particularly cool or cinematic, really) in combat. It basically punishes you for doing anything other than spamming full attacks.

Well, admittedly, you would be punished in this so called 'real life' if you tried to do something like that too.

I mean....I would not want to use a random table leg while facing a guy with a greatsword. Weapons are weapons cause they are designed to be rather easy to use to maim other people. Even a 0 gold club is likely at least a chair leg that has one end shaven down so it is easier to hold onto (like a baseball bat)- that is the entire point of using craft to make it (a background issue, obviously, but it is implied to happen).

I could see an argument for a more... functional monk of the empty hand, to basically roll a Jackie Chan... but otherwise, I am fine with the idea that you should use weapons if you want to kill someone.

Ignoring the fact that "realism" isn't a particularly compelling argument... I think a fantasy game should allow you to do cool, cinematic stuff in and out of combat (without using magic).

You don't have to be as good as when you're using your favored weapon, of course, but it should be possible to do it without needing to invest a dozen feats to do so. One of Pathfinder greatest flaws is how prohibitive and punishing it is to any non-caster that tries to do anything that breaks the mold.

But I digress...


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I'm a big fan of Inquisitors with the Conversion Inquisition...

Add Wis to all social skills and get a huge bonus to Sense Motive and Intimidate! Make them Sanctified Slayers for Studied Target... That gives you yet another bonus to Bluff and Sense Motive! XD

Also... Inquisitors in general are awesome!


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Ah, yes. There's that archetype...

It's... not good.


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Man... Re:Zero can get really freaking dark sometimes... I enjoy the series, but the latest episode was... emotionally exhausting. X(


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How about monsters with abilities and/or behavior completely opposite to their nature?

e.g.: A water elemental breathing fire, a mimic clearly and politely announcing itself before attacking, a vampire powered by sunlight, a troll that can't stop bleeding... XD

to make things easier, you could use the stats of creatures with the abilities/behavior you want and just describe them as something completely opposite... Possibly changing the resistances/vulnerabilities to match their physical description...


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I haven't even heard anything about PFO since they announced the Kickstarter. :P


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What the hell is EQ?


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Kirth Gersen wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:
I'm not much into the "mega-church" as a concept.
I'm not much into the "church" as a concept, but I like to broaden my horizons.

Huh... I thought you were an atheist.

Was I mistaken, did you convert or do you have another reason to go to church?


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thejeff wrote:
Lemmy wrote:

I'm always torn about optional voting... Having lived most of my life in a country where voting is mandatory (and still having to go to an embassy every two years to vote) I can see the good and the bad in it...

But at the end of the day, I suppose people should be allowed to not exercise one of their rights if they so choose.

I've always been fond of mandatory voting with a binding "None of the above" option. If that wins, there have to be new elections with none of those candidates.

That's how it's like in the country where I was born... I've never seen it happen, though. I haven't even heard of a case where it happened.

Admittedly, while I love my mother nation, I can't deny it has one of the worst political scenarios in any democracy... So I'm not sure it's a fair example. The US would probably fare much better, even with electoral colleges.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Hey, I do it every day with the 2nd Amendment!

That's my point. Every one does it every day with one right or another... So it makes sense that it should also be possible with voting, despite how important it is.


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OTOH, I always watch at least 3~5 episodes of a show before deciding whether or not I should drop it... But I do drop it if it doesn't deserve my attention.

Life is too short to spend it watching crap.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I've largely fallen out of respect for the word of the rules. Not exactly sure why. Maybe I've been brainwashed by the forums, maybe it's the constant errata.

It's probably the constant (and terribly designed) errata...

rant:
Overall, Paizo is a great company, but the way they handle errata is lazy, dishonest, disrespectful and unethical IMHO. It's what made me stop buying all Pathfinder-related material, other than dice sets and Pathfinder Tales novels.

And I whole-heartedly advise others to do the same... Paizo's policy on errata design and release makes them undeserving of my support (and other people's support as well, IMHO, but I can't decide what they do with their money).


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You should go back to visiting the General/Rules Discussions forums, Ash. There is no more ciretose to stalk you... You can even discuss buying partially charged wands now. XD


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Kazuka wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
Couldn't everyone vote "blank" and demand new elections with new candidates? It's like the two big political parties decided to choose their worst candidates just for the hell of it. oO

No. The general public doesn't actually elect the President.

The purpose of the vote is to tell the Electoral College how we want them to vote.

Basically, all those people who believe the individual citizen's vote doesn't matter? They're right. It's the Electoral votes that matter. That's how a President can lose the popular election but still win the Presidency; they just have to win enough Electoral votes.

Ah, yes... I keep forgetting the US and France still use electoral colleges...

Isn't it ironic how the two nations most associated with Freedom and Democracy and the only two democracies in the world to use such an obsolete election model?


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Couldn't everyone vote "blank" and demand new elections with new candidates? It's like the two big political parties decided to choose their worst candidates just for the hell of it. oO


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I visit the off-topic discussions for the first time in... A while... And I see this topic is still afloat.

Now... IIRC, I owe someone a good shoveling... XD


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Hopefully, this might be useful for future fantasy weapon-related endeavors. ^^


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captain yesterday wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
Captain Yesterday wrote:
Love. They're powered by love.

So every time they spend their powers, they are depleting love from the world?

That's how black magic works, you know? XD

You just gotta put more in then you take out, why do you think Paladins depend on charisma and diplomacy and not knowledge of religion. :-D

Divorce ratings are rising... But at least that Belzebub got a well-deserved sword between its eyes! XD


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I don't know... I try to use "they", although it still sounds weird to refer to an specific person by that noun. I heard "he" is technically correct, grammatically speaking.

In any case, I often slip and use "he" or "she" in place of "it", since my mother language is Portuguese, and there's no "it" (or gender-neutral "they") in Portuguese... Nearly every word has a completely arbitrary "gender".

e.g.: Apple ("maçã")? Feminine. Melon ("Melão")? Masculine.

"You", surprisingly, has no gender... It does differentiate between singular and plural, though ("você" or "vocês").

- - -

When it comes to specific people, I'll call people whatever noun they prefer, because, honestly... I don't give a f+%#.
If they want to be called "he", "she" or "they"... So be it. It means nothing to me, anyway, so I might as well please them.


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Captain Yesterday wrote:
Love. They're powered by love.

So every time they spend their powers, they are depleting love from the world?

That's how black magic works, you know? XD


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
They're just lacking in the brains department (apart from Rachnera).

They aren't stupid so much as they are young, impulsive, naive and/or inexperienced.

It is a comedy, after all... Someone gotta have a low Wis score! XD


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Grey Lensman wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
Speaking of boobs, there is still no word about a second season for Monster Musume, but at least there will be a OVA later this year.
My wife greatly enjoyed Monster Musume, as the fanservice in that show serves the comedy/plot, as opposed to driving the plot.

Also, all the girls in that show have very strong personalities... They aren't just "loli with pink hair" or "big boobs with blue hair".

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