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It is conflicting styles, but how do you both feel about a GM who wants *something* to go on? Even if it is something as simple as "I want to compliment him on his hat and ask for the map."
As a GM, my personal preference is a cinamatic style of play with descriptions, but don't want to discomfort anyone (well not overly).
Part of being a good GM is adapting, not only to annoyances like in this thread, but to players comfort levels.
Another GM paranoid trick but requires a screen.
Want to make players paranoid? Grab a bunch of dice but make the damage dice special (like all of your red d6 but you grab a fist full of dice.) Roll all the dice for a horrendous noise, then lament your bad dice luck and announce the damage. Your players will simultaneously panic at the racket and breathe a sign of relief at your luck.
As a GM, I'm known for asking for saves for no reason (except paranoia)
Saturday, playing on trap fears.
"Ok I'll open the door."
That'd be cool. Wonder if they're actually going to get Tara Strong to play her (again). She actually kinda looks the part IRL, which is unusual for a voice actress.
While she's too old for Harley, I'd love it if we see a picture of Harley's parents and it's Paul Dini and Arlene Sorkin. :-)
In an older scenario, the party encounters a ghost ship. The fighter/shadowdancer hadn't invested in a magic weapon yet, since it was a party of four, he left the ghosts to the Kyra, sorcerer and wizard and jumped into the water to go down to the wreck.
His stealth was high enough that he snuck past <redacted> and skipped to the final encounter.
A giant squid, with 30' reach. Against a fighter 6, shadowdancer 1. You can guess what happened.
I almost got a TPK. The ghosts killed Kyra, and the two casters went down. If they'd done one less point of damage for the final round, the squid would have killed them all.
This has been known locally as the 'Squidcident'.
Freehold DM wrote:
I see what you did there.
*hands Freehold Avengers DVDs*
Bill Dunn wrote:
Living in rural SE Ohio, my first exposure to The Bard, to the Spartans, and who knows what else, came from X-men.
Kind of like how I discovered Coolridge and Tennyson from Iron Maiden.
Splinter, also white. Unless, of course, Danny Woodburn can do a mean Japanese accent...well, and he's a rat, so I suppose he'll be brown...unless he's an albino rat, in which case, yes, white.
Yes, because you can't have the voice actor not match the ink suit..
Good. It is one of the aspects of 'freshly thawed Cap' I enjoy being done well. I need to find Bageley's "Man out of Time" in a collected format. It's basically written as Steve waking up in 2010.
Half orc scouts into the room, rolls a one for his perception (giving him a 6) I describe the room, and the body on the floor, tell him he might see the glint of coins below the body. He walks in to stab the body, I ask for the d6 roll…
Three zombies he fails to notice get a surprise round! One hits, dropping him to 2 HP. Initiative is rolled, he withdraws as far as he can, past the rest of the party.
Me: The rest of you hear the sound of what seems to be a little girl crying in panic, then see your half orc friend go running past you, clutching his side in pain.
They dispatch the zombies and are disappointed to see the body was hiding shiny rocks.
After dispatching the oozes (almost resulting in dissolved paladin) and healing, they go fight the minotaur. It drops Janira, and is getting ready to Coup de grace her. (note, I missed he has Javalins to throw, this comes up later) Our paladins, and archeologist go running into combat. Minotaur drops paladin 1 to negatives, but he has die hard. Other paladin goes charging in, and draws the AoO. Now she’s at negatives (and doesn’t have die hard). Archeologist, being the only one in melee, tries to trip the minotaur, misses, and down he goes.
Half orc ranger is standing 70’ away, pinging with his crossbow ineffectually. Die Hard paladin swings, GM forgets he’s already at negs, minotaur returns the favour and now he’s permadead. After the archeologist goes down, it is pointed out to the ranger, “Well at least you no longer have the ‘in melee’ and cover penalties…”
Minotaur comes towards him. He gets off two more shots and retreats into the caves. Minotaur is still coming, but is squeezing now. Half orc is trying to draw him in (fortunately I had all the caverns maptiles, so making a tunnel was easy). Minotaur moves, half orc is going: Shoot, move. Move, reload. Shoot, move.
GM suddenly remembers (as the Minotaur moves into a 10 X 10 section) he has a javelin! Minotaur drills ranger for 8 points, he’s down to 2 HP (new player, 10 con) He retreats into a narrow cavern where he’s squeezing. Minotaur spends some time to get to him, then turns to go back and finish off the rest of the party.
Half Orc heroes up and comes out, shooting the minotaur. Minotaur throws Javelin, hitting.
One of the players points out, “Did you remember the squeezing penalties?” I hadn’t. Missed, by one. I describe it as “A javelin, as big as a spear, imbeds itself deep in the stone beside your head.” Half orc, stands his ground, reloads and shoots, knowing the minotaur can reach him with his axe.
Hit! 8 points! Dead minotaur! Much rejoicing at the table, even from the half orc player’s dad, (who played the dead paladin) Likely one of the more nail biting tables I’ve ran in a while.
Marc Radle wrote:
Even for those of us who know the winter soldier is <redacted> from the comics, or suspect that Robert Redford is playing Dell Rusk (That's not a spoiler is it?) part of the fun of seeing the movie is (for me) seeing how the actors carry the part. I didn't need to be surprised how Johnny Blaze was the Ghost Rider, for example, I wanted to see Nick Cage chew the scenery in the only Ghost Rider movie (there was only one). If it turns out that <redacted> is an LMD, I want to be surprised, because it wasn't in the comics, for example.
I want to see how Chris Evans portrays the man out of time, for example.
I personally like the half elf aging rate for plane touched. It makes the "not quite right" nature more subtle. If your starting human bard is 21 and your starting half-elf or planetouched is 24, then it just seems he is a slow learner. It is when your human is 50 and slowing down but your half elf is still in his prime that he feels an "outsider". Works for the planetouched too.
Just my two c-bills.
Now I want to see a thread "Is Gorbacz normal?"
I kind of picture Shelyn in the middle of a 'River Tam in Serinity' style move where she's stepping forward, about to deliver a kick to her brother's face, and complete the spin, pulling the glaive away.
I also like the Cayden one.
Ok, my brain went there... The souls of the house of Thrune are forged (ala wraith) into a massive 'Game of Thrones' style throne, and any devil that sits in it gets huge bonuses to bluff, diplomacy, sense motive etc.
The Devils call it "The Throne of Thrune" and it is the throne the family was promised in their contracts. :-)
What if there's a devil or construct that eats/is made from House Thrune members? And they use it to make the family think they've the upper hand by posing as those dead family members.
"Oh dear Abigale, there's nothing to worry about! Hell has its downsides, but it's a dry heat. You're old Grandmama says hi!"
Tie the discovery of the gate into it being burried under a Coptic church or some other site targeted by the MB. UN team, with backstabbing, going through. Some nation sends a rep to make first contact, another goes for the 'steal whatever tech we can to reverse engineer.' I'd even include a follower of the old gods, to have a conflict when Ra shows up. Is this really the Ra his ancestors worshipped? Is there really a Ra, and this alien is just an imposter? Crisis of faith can make for an interesting conflict.
Another option is keep the gate discovered in the early 20th century, and when the US stars screwing around with it, the Russians (who have the DHD) know because the DHD turns 'on'. So they want in.
Huh, learn something new every day.
I remember watching the movie and thinking "Why don't they open it from the earth side and walk back through?"
It wasn't until I say the extended cut that some soldier asks that question and Kowalski tells him that they tried that with a MALP but it only works one way.
It struck me becaue my brain went, "You edited THAT scene out?"
You enhance the targets spinal structure, allowing enhanced movement. The target gains a burrow speed of 10', or increases its existing burrow speed by 10. In addition the target's CMD increases by 2 against trip attempts.
Freehold DM wrote:
Actually do a quick google search on "Why is green lantern white" and you'll get a lot of hits, including the answers.
I just find Shin's "You don't agree with me, so you're racist" drek annoying and lazy. If he wants to be a bigot and generalize a group of people, he's free to do so. I'm better than that.
By his logic, I can say that all of Harlem is homophobic because of this guy. I choose not to.
You might want to check the outrage...
"I've said this before and I'm sticking with it. I feel that the comicbook fandom is horribly racist."
I am amused that the one making the accusations of 'racism' is the one on the thread guilty of generalizing a group of people and assuming the group is someone wrong.
I'd add that it was similar to the same 'crapstorm' about making DCnu Alan Scott gay, and people not understanding there are multiple Green Lanterns.*
Ultimates is pretty clear that a) dead is dead and b) status quo is not G_d. I give them, personally, a lot more leeway. I'd love it if we saw three Spiderman movies, then Peter gets killed and the movie ends with a shadowed figure picking up the mask, for example. Then you could do a 'reboot' that wasn't a reboot.
My issue with the Alan Scott bit was DC erased yet another character I liked (Jade) and then switched Alan's sexual preferences because they realized they eliminated a gay character in erasing her brother Obsidian. Changing a character just to fill a quota is patronizing to me. And that's part of it here for me. If this guy is the best actor for the Johnny Storm role, great. If he's the best <fill in the group> actor for the role, and they wanted that box checked... (I think Michael Clarke Duncan, for example was the best guy I've seen for the Kingpin role. And, let's face it, the best thing in that movie.)
Holy frak.... Ties into my favourite scenario set.
Ok, I'm going to definately have to make a 'greatest hits' list when Pt 3 comes out justso if/when we get another batch of newbies, I can make them hate appropriately.
Edit: And more pathfinder lore... If Pt 3 lives up to Pts 1 and 2, this is going to be an awesome trillogy.
Edit: Reads chonicle sheets.... Gods...
"The bottom line also is that the majority of the white male comic buying public WILL NOT support a black hero who has their own ongoing title no matter how good the quality of the actual book is. The Christopher Priest run of Black Panther proved that fairly definitively. The only reason that that book had the long run that it did was because Joey Q loved and believed in it SO MUCH."
Wasn't the Priest run the "We're so much more awesome than you" run which included the "Thank you for coming. We've the cure to cancer, but we're not going to share it with you" moment?
Or was the Hundal's run?
(aside, I did find the "I'm so much more awesome than you" vibe from Avengers EMH annoying. Everyone got to show strengths and also be taken down a peg. (Tony's ego, Hank's instability, Clint being framed, Steven being replaced) It seemed to me that T'Challa was just "I've better tech than Tony, can outfight Steve and Clint, take special herbs that are poison to everyone else, etc."))
I actually like Rhodey more than Tony in a lot of ways. I had the whole (first) War Machine run. I also liked Bishop. So :P
As to Storm, when I read the X-books in the 80's I read her as more 'composite' than black (more caucasian features, african skin colour, blue slanted (asian-like) eyes, etc). To me she represented all of us more than a specific group. YMMV.
Shades of ice.
Party splits to fight the BBEG. I see the ground game is going and I'm in the loft with the zen archer (flurry of misses, ho!) so I fall back into disruptive mode. (She'd already eaten one of my arrows)
Me: "I ready an action to cast if either of theri casters cast."
Next round I'm readying the bow to hit her if she casts. She does, I shoot, and drop her. Fortunately I had 'Voices of the Dead' queued up on the tablet.
Samiel laments that he couldn't get down there in time to save her. (Killing people is bad business.)