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I will say I did like all the 70's Superman movie references. Miss Tessmacher, Lex causing an Earthquake...
I almost felt like they were saying "This is the happy cheerful universe. Zack Snyder was never born on this earth."
Pet Peeve is that M'gann's actress is as old as me. I like M'gann being younger. Kara's age or younger.
Olie "We're getting our asses kicked by these dominators. We need help!"Barry "I got this." Runs off.
Rip: "Where did he go?"
*Dominator ship explodes* Kara J'onn and Kal-El land.
Barry runs back "I got help."
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Yeah I was just keeping his status redacted. It is an interesting concept though, if she becomes Red Robin and Tim comes back, having two red robins like two flashes or all the green lanterns.
Tim will be back. I'm hoping the two year plan pans out.
just to add... I think Night of the Monster Men is 'writing to the trades' The three books had their 6 issue runs (about the size of a TPB) and this crossover takes 6 issues. So in addition to setting up "I am Suicide" it also is a self contained story, of the whole Bat Team (minus Barbara, but that's ok in this case)
I am holding out hope DC holds to its 'two year plan' with these books.
Gotham girl tangent:
I find the, intentional or not, parallels to Grant Wilson interesting. Both were motivated by family (Grant idealizing Deathstroke, Clair and her brother by the deaths of their parents and Batman's appearance) both made deals for powers that would/will eventually kill them, and both being motivated to prove themselves to their idols. I find myself worrying about Claire, primarily because of 'comic book death'. She's more likely to die and stay dead than Bruce, Dick, Babs, even Alfred and Jim Gordon. In the short time we've seen her I've grown attached, and really hope Bruce can save her, not just from the Psycho Pirate's manipulations but from her own powers.
Just like Ahsoka, Rex, Fives and the characters from Clone Wars you don't see in Revenge of the Sith, Clair's fate is more compelling. Will she live? Will she die? Will she stabilize as 'supergirl lite' or will she be powered down? I'd love to see her take up the Red Robin mantle, since Tim is <redacted>.
I find this useful to remember when "everyone else ruled this way..."
Men In Black wrote:
A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
To relate this to RL example. There was some confusion about if you could UMD a page of spell knowledge to cast a spell not on your list. It was clarified you couldn't (and thanks to the folks who pointed it out to me.) EVERY local GM who I asked about it said 'sure, why not?'
Sometimes, the consensus is wrong.
Scott Wilhelm wrote:
The GM should not be imposing his interpretations on the players. Other people can have interpretations that are different from the GMs that might be valid, and if they can show their interpretations are valid, too, then the players should be allowed to play the game their own way.
This made me chuckle.
When there's an unclear rule, the GM has to make the decision. If you don't like that decision, you may feel free to play the game your own way.
At another table.
I'm in the all too common situation of the player catching things and the PC doesn't have a clue. Here be some spoilers.
Finding our first cultist
I recognized the robes and knew who they worshiped right away. No one could make the knowledge roll, so I'm laughing inside. GM goes "Matthew is having an OH crap moment right now." I said, "No, I'm laughing at how wrong this goes."
GM's art skills.:
So we get the guy to draw the symbol, I compliment the GM on how well his drawing is. Other players are getting worried I'm enjoying their panic.
Missonaries! Assume the position!:
So the players are thinking we can ask Whisper what the symbol is. I send the GM a note "Now we get PCs walking up to strangers and asking, "Excuse me, have you seen the Yellow Sign?"
We encounter Whisper. One player picks up the GM's art and says "Have you seen this sign?" I start laughing...
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Ooooh that would be good. The squad (and just the squad) having to retrieve the McGuffin from Santa Prisca. Fair amount of outdoor scenes leading up to the prison, where you get nice and claustrophobic.
Plus it would allow Bane to be shown in 'evil Doc Savage mode' and reverse some villain decay.
Mighty Squash wrote:
If Golarion doesn't have half-drow about the place, then why do Golarion specific splat books have a bunch of half-drow options in the first place?
Since there have been a number of boons that apply to a different PC I'd love to see a scenario with a boon like this:
"Forsaken Rescue: Due to your actions a number of half drow slaves/children/extras were freed and given shelter by the Society. You may include a copy of this chronicle with a new PC. The PC gains no boons or rewards from this sheet, but may access the half drow racial traits if the PC is a half elf."
I have to chuckle, as I am planning to use my Suli Boon on bad puns.
Ulrich Larson, Liberty's Edge Bloodrager
As he has heard of the Master of Blade, Master of Scrolls and Master of Spells...
He plans to become the first Master of Puppets.
So it's a choice. You don't have to use material from 8 different hardbacks to make a character, but if you choose to... you need to have the resources on hand. If someone builds a character that requires '240 pages of watermarked PDFs' then yes, they should be prepared to show any of the 240 pages.
We've a local player who's our 'kineticist expert' he brings all the info for his character. His fiancé has in her folder the pages for her shadow spiritualist thingy. Neither really *need* to, we know and trust them. But when the issue comes up "You do HOW much damage?" Or "It can do what?" they both have the material handy.
As to characters... I'm working on -25 for this season. Some I don't play anymore because they don't interest me. Some are so obsolete I don't bother (fighter/rogue < slayer) some I don't play because their chronicle sheets are damaged/lost/destroyed and I don't want to take the effort to rebuild them. There's a reason some of my characters say 2.0. It's because I rebuilt them from scratch rather than try to hunt down sheets.
to Kahel's point about numbers. Yeah, mine are a mess too. That's why the chronicle sheets are an official record. If I lose the sheets, yeah, my character is boned. That's my choice to run that risk. I just went through and printed out all the sheets for my GM blob vigilante. I need to track down two for my Werechihuahua. So we might all be 'sketchy' on some paperwork. And the risk of doing that? That you can't play the character at the table.
Funny, I can produce proof with all the books I have, and that's with a character who boasts a full half page of AR.
From Sunday's game.
One of the children that play lost her character, her mom as GMing.
Me: And the mother of the year award goes to...
Later the younger sister is lamenting that the older one is 'getting' to make a new character.
Me: So, tomorrow I should kill your character?
I thought it was pretty clear way back when Auora offers to make Madison Jeffries a costume and Northstar mocks her. Her reply of "And since when have you objected to well dressed men?" was pretty clear. :-)
Gods I miss that Alpha Flight. Especially Heather and Madison.
It reminds me why I liked Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl. Stephanie was fun as batgirl not moody like the batkin. I like Nightwing for the humor and I'm a wingnut from the 90's.
Belle Sorciere wrote:
I remember Professor hulk against Cain in T-shirt and jeans. He didn't recognize Cain and tried to start by 'going easy' on him. Got his butt handed to him. I don't remember if he was ever shown in civies in his appearance in Thunderstrike. But he wore his costume specifically to avoid violence and try to just scare people. (and paid for the firetruck he destroyed too!)
Oh don't get me started about Steel.
Steel *should* be an A lister. I mean you have a guy who did the whole Tony Stark thing, Inventor, self made hero, etc, along with the best of Rhodey (physically fit, athlete, capable hand to hand combatant.) This guy should be put out front and center as a 'new hero' and he's relegated to second place. He's also a family man, community oriented etc...
but he sits in limbo.
So here's Dc's Tony Stark, and they don't use him.
Actually under Slott, Spiderman is kind of a bad example. Superior Spiderman did cause lasting changes in that Otto left Parker a PHD and a Company, he's not a photographer, or a college student anymore.
The only reset so far is the copy of Otto floating around doesn't know that Otto!prime gave up his life to save the woman he loves.
I would think there'd be a tool in place for John to do this directly rather than having to wait on Chris (i.e. the middle man) to be able to get to it.
Hear that Chris? You're a tool, man a TOOL! (kidding)
Seriously claudekennilol, I, and I'm guessing you, have no idea how the pages are updated, what programs they use, etc. I doubt John knows deeply as well. If John loaded the page and file, and made a mistake, then Chris would lose more time fixing it.
To look at it through the lens of my job. We handle intake of claims and can answer general questions. Now with my medical background, I can read the medical stuff that comes in, but I'm not trained/allowed to make that determination. why? Because I don't know all the intricacies of the systems we use. Yeah, I could get it right, but the risk is not worth it. So I'll make my intakes and let the examiners handle the claim, and John can write up the update and Chris can load it. :-)
Hmm, Capital Warships...
-The Galactica from the 2004 series Functional, logical (CIC is deep in the ship, shrugged off a nuke)
actually that's the opposite. The Nomad storyline as well as the 'Captain/John Walker' storyline both showed that Steve Rogers and the ideal he represnts, not the name, is what Captain America is.
This is more akin to finding out that Daredevil is/was/will be a serial killer, or that Superman has always been plotting to crack the world in half and kill humanity.
Kind of amusing scenario story.
Party fighting a witch. My bard uses unnatural lust on the familiar. Familiar comes over, bard grapples familiar. Fighter has knocked the witch out and we leave her alive.
Other players look at me like I'm insane. I pin and tie up the familiar and toss him to the witch in the party. "Here, you can intimidate and download the familiar."
Insert happy witch player who forgot he could do that.
Then in true Pathfinder tradition... Since we had to take the raven quickly out of town for time purposes, my bard sent a courier to the witch the next day with a cooked Cornish hen and a note "So long and thank you for the spells."
This might be out there, but what I'd like to see.
A Dou Bral redeemed.
Maybe even with Shelyn gone from the 'recognized' pantheons. With the dominion of the black out there, I'd love to see a 'good guy' win in the backstory, even if it was unclear if Shelyn redeemed him and then left with Golarion, or if died trying.
Realized something with the Jingasa of the soldier who has everything useful, so he bought this.
A crit negation consumable is worth 2000 GP per the PTD.
+1 Deflection (slotted) 2000 GP.
Jingasa = 5000
So there's 3K. For the item's second power, it's 1.5 cost per the item creation rules.
So this means that the formula is either +1 deflection (2000) + Crit negation (2000 * 1.5) or Crit negation (2000) + +1 deflection (2000 * 1.5)
I think that Barry's actions are emotional, and in line with one attribute played up by John's run on the comics...
He hopes his actions will result in the best outcome. Whether it be to surrender his speed to Zoom, hoping his friends would be able to get it back, or hoping that he can clear his dad, Barry's always run on hope, and inspires hope in others.
Does he make the best decisions? Not always. But he inspires others to be better.
This I agree with. Wholeheartedly. (Makes mental note to print out AR and CC right before Origins)
James Risner wrote:
This kind of thought leads to making an organized play system unable to function for new players. As 'best case scenarios' will kill non 'best case characters'
Your attempts to dismiss my statements as 'irrelevant' show you lack the ability to address them effectively.
Fortunately since the 'luck' bonus also has existed since 3.5, you have conceded the point that it is not the issue in question.
Therefore, I fear every argument you have made, by your own standards, is 'irrelevant'.