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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.)
Now, when you say soon, do you mean hours or days?
Colonel Sandurz: Try here. Stop.Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at?! When does this happen in the movie?!
Colonel Sandurz: "Now". You're looking at "now", sir. Everything that happens now is happening "now".
Dark Helmet: What happened to "then"?
Colonel Sandurz: We passed "then".
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now. Were at "now," now.
Dark Helmet: Go back to "then"!
Colonel Sandurz: When?
Dark Helmet: Now!
Colonel Sandurz: Now?
Dark Helmet: Now!
Colonel Sandurz: I can't.
Dark Helmet: Why?!
Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.
Dark Helmet: When?!
Colonel Sandurz: Just now.
Dark Helmet: ... When will "then" be "now"?
Colonel Sandurz: Soon.
Dark Helmet: How soon?
Well Ksenia 'worships' Pharasma but really she reveres Baba Yaga*. As Set mentioned, earth deities might have cults in Golarion, so if she's Jadwiga, maybe one of the pagan Russia/Slavicn deities? Marzanna looks like a natural fit.
If I could retrain a patron, like you can bloodlines, I'd so trade her patron for Fate, like her great great grandmother...
Eric "Boxhead" Hindley wrote:
LOL, I'm sure he'd have glowing words for me :P
Seriously, I hope they do well, law school doesn't suck out Jodi's soul and they can make it to Origins so I can actually meet him. (Yes, I'm self centred, why?)
Oh one other thing.
With Madame Zelekhati, I (after getting permission from the player to use him as an example) described how she was interacting with the patrons. Fidgiting with her ring and chatting up patrons, often touching them. After a couple times one of the players caught on. "She's doing that thing on Leverage!" (neuro-linguistic programming)
More amusingly the various wives at the tables commented on how they've trained their husbands the same way. :-)
Ah. I find 'loot' a good way to lure the kids in.
Back in the twilight of 3.x I ran Hollow's Last Hope for kids at a FCBD. First the parents were shocked that they were engrossed for 6+ hours. Second I'd made pre-gens that matched up with some D&D minis I got. The kids got to keep those. Finally the best player (by my reconning) got to keep a set of dice. She immediately dragged her parents over to the game wall, and they went home with a PHB and DMG.
Never underestimate giving children loot. :-)
Tim Statler wrote:
I ran this yesterday. The qadiran players missed their boon because all distrusted Torch enough that asking him was out of the question. They. Also never got the chance to see the shifing sands. The two barbarians went straight to threatening, whiich triggered the fight. The rest of the party stayed out of the fight and was able to salvage the mission.
Ran this over the weekend myself.
Took a moment to remind the Qaderian and Sczarni people their faction mission for the season, had one player ask if I was giving spoilers about 'someone trying to kill the Sczarni faction head.'
Meanwhle the 7 cha ranger (coincidentally played by the halfling player's husband) seriously offended Mahu and he brought in a big burly armed man for the full serarch. I wrote "No polyups found" on his chonicle sheet.
1) The Halfling goes first trying to score a job as a performer. A roll of 13 on her perform (tumbling) check allows me to go all Simon Cowell on her.
2) Rest of the party comes in, some taking girls, others in the garden to meditate.
3) Finally the guy who didn't know what 'feast hall meant' goes in hopeing for 'steak'. When asked if he had a partner preference he said he'd want to dine alone. So he got a bottle of oil and sent to a small room. Spent most of the encounter waiting for dinner.
I was hoping for a fight, both to hamper the Qaderia mission and to give Sczarni the 'lead', and to challenge the party. Alas, a natural 20 on the intimidate roll pushed the number just over the target and she was cowed, with no combat resolved. Much swearing by the GM ensured.
All in all, I had a great time with it, the players enjoyed it and it was nice to have a mix of RP and combat.
I'd highly advise people to run something with <redacted> involved prior to running this so it adds to the $^#$^#$^ factor when they realize who they're dealing with. Our newer players had played thorugh MFoGT from season 0, jsut so they would be aware of who they were dealing with. It had the desired effect.
Also in the clever plans catagory... things you won't hear outside of RPGs. "We're impregnating the camel with our loot!"
Or maybe it's littlerally 'so' kind of like how I am. "She's gay. and? your point?" Kind of like with Michael Sam. "So? How well does he play?"
Jaelithe, IIRC Freehold is black. I'm inferring that he's making the 'which is what she really really wanted in comparison to a black boyfriend.'
just speculating. Don't infer the worst from an intenet post. Espeically when you've no data to support it. (aka, Freehold's cool)
Raymond Lambert wrote:
Just to comment... because it's cool.
Ksenia has the Taldor Noble title boon... because it's cool. She has the Eagle Knight vanity... to bug the hell out of Andorans. :-)
And the keep boon from <redacted> pays for itself.
Liz Courts wrote:
Amusing I'm reading this while (re) watching Primeval.
Vivianne Laflamme wrote:
If the characters are made to feel "pride and hope" can we add brainwashing to the list of thigns 'LG deities don't do?'
I'm reminded of the D&D Book of Exalted [strike]cheese[/strike] er Deeds and some of those spells. "Good people don't do evil things, so here's some poison (but it's ok because it only affects bad people) and some spells that remove their free will and force them to be good."
I really want to play a half drow in PFS now (my only current game)
I had a Forgotten Realms character who wasn't a half drow but looked it (moon elf slave mother Lantan owner/father so she had the white hair, dark skin part). She was an acrobat kit.
Great amount of fun destroying a stone guardian in one adventure. Ran up to the top of a 5 story building. jumped to another building, Golem tries to follow, takes falling damage, then climbs up the new building. Wash, rince, repeat. DM gave up when he realized as a mindless construct, it would keep doing this.
She'd be a natural Pathfinder.
Wrong John Silver wrote:
In an old Greyhawk Campaign I had a psychic warrior who was LE. Two of the players were paranoid because I jokingly said I'd prestige into Thrallheard (possible, if feat intensive) and then not have to worry about their plots. Also the idea of becoming a god appealed to him. They were always worried about the 'cult of fanatical Shadrach worship'.
I actually got a mansion and converted it to an Orphanage. One day they were lamenting about Shad having an army of thralls. The DM laughed and said, "You just gave him an orphanage full of impressionable minds, and you're worried about his psionics?"
I just smiled, evily.
Am I The Only One? wrote:
I think he's referring to the gith, beholders, displacer beasts etc that are WOTC IP.
Remember, some people don't like to/don't have time/can't paint worth a damn. So for them a Reaper Phase Cat isn't an attractive option over a pre-painted displacer beat.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
I played a couple highlander style immortals online WoD style, one over a thousand years old, the later 'just' 200 or so.
As I tried to 'get into' the older one's head, I felt more and more he would become detached from humanity. A life long commitment? Spending 40 or 70 years with a human lover was little more than a 'fling' to him. Trouble with werewolves or mages? just outlive them. I stoppled playing the older one, in part because my personality changed post divorce, but in part because I realized I couldn't understand my creation anymore.
The 200 year old immortal on the other hand, became horrified at his mentor's casual attitude on mortality. He tried to form deep friendships to *not* become like his mentor. If I lived another 100 years I can't imagine how I'd feel knowing my friends, and possibly their kids and grandkids had gone on before me.
Along those lines, what is a good inspiring scene of a weapon being restored/reforged.
One of my favourites:
During Mark Waid's run on Cap, his shield got shattered early on. He tried various versions, but ended up with an energy shield.
He finds out the plot point that shattered his shield is destroying vibranium around the world. ('vibranium cancer') is how they describe it. So he takes the fragments of his shield, held together with duct tape to Wakandia, and gets attacked by Claw.
In the course of the fight, the energy shield is destroyed, and cap goes flying. He lands next to his shattered shield, and picks it up, knowing it cant' stop Claw and the sound wave that will blow most of Africa off the planet, but he's going to try. He lametns that it's the two of them (hero and shield) in the end.
Claw bull rushes him and he braces for impact. He survives the charge unscathed. Looking down he sees that Claw's merging with the 'cancer' has changed its resonance, repairing the shield making it whole.
He then kicks Claws's aft.
I loved it because it showed (to me) what makes Captain America. No hope, no chance, he's going to go down fighting, because it's the right thing to do. He never asks for or expects a reward but, just once, he gets one. Plus, after close to two years without the Mighty Shield, I as the reader felt like Steve had proved (again) why the shield and outfit don't make him Captain America, but it was nice to have them reunited again.
The energy shield shows up like two years later when Cap is fighting Taskmaster and he catches the Mighty Shield. He mocks Cap for thowing it, and not expecting him to catch it. Cap shoots him with the energy shield, saying he did expect it, but Tasky had never seen him use the force shield.
Sorry, popped into my head:
Is this a dream now
"I'm just a poor god I need no sympathy
Any likelyhood we'd get the Iconic inquisitor, cavalier, magus and witch added to the list? Since after Wrath of the Righteous we now have prepainted for the first three, and Reign of winter will carry the witch, it would be nice to have the iconics. I know when dealing with new players having the mini-match-the-iconic seems to make it much easier for the players to associate.
And see, as a die hard Taldan, I laugh, a lot, at the Andoran woes. I explained it to my group like this, "Andoran is trying to replace the Windsors, Yorks, and Lancasters with Kennedys, Gores, and Bushes."
I doubt anyone wouldn't say it was personal preference. just listing two issues, as I see them, about people relating to a non-human setting.
(One of my annoyances with Watership Down, for example was that the characters were using 'bunny talk' in the middle of the written English. just seemed to break it for me that the entire thing wasn't translated for the reader. On the other extreme, by the end of Shogun, I was reading the Japanese phrases and translating them in my head, but I was kind of learning along with Blackthorne.)
I just don't see the reason for 'hate' of either option.