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Point taken. I use it for my casters, so I didn't think of that. Hmm it would be non-proficient, but you *can* armor spike a hakiri-maki, right?*
(Also helps the gunslinger, since you need a hand free to hold the pistol, and a hand to load it)
Yes, I know it would be as silly as hell, and I'd never do it, but like an adamantine hakiri-maki that gives DR 1/- (for what is basically a WWE championship belt) it is an amusing image.
So you wear a cestus. Problem solved. :-)
(Seriously, after explaining to the gunslinger why my witch wore one, he went out and got one.)
Chris Mortika wrote:
You know? That's an interesting viewpoint. (Both on what to do with Kirk!Prime and how Kirk!Alternate is affected).
From what I'm reading/hearing, it still doesn't get into how <redacted> was found in the alternate timeline?
Aside, I was surprised to find out the blond was Carol Marcus. With that haircut I thought we were going to see Dr. Elizabeth Dehner
David Bowles wrote:
I think the idea is Ghosts use charisma.
Aside, I built the Lahamu specifically for Charisma dumpers ;-)
Hmm, if I could adapt an existing story into a movie.
GHost Tower of Inverness.
Opening credits interspaced with getting the prisoners out of their cells. Dump them in front of the mayor. Evil looking sage in the background. Exposition.
Brief trip to the ruins. Show lots of guards to show how dangerous they are. Funky effects shot of the tower coming into existance with the moonlight.
Once they get into the dungeon itself sets become a bit easier. Plus you get dinosaurs on the air level, and if you have an ensamble cast of 6 or 7, you can kill a few to add drama.
Plus when they activate the amulet, you can either fade to white/credits or have a short denouncment.
I read an article over the weekend (no link, sorry) saying that he was frustrated with IP issues between Paramount, CBS, and Bad Robot (um... why would Bad Robot have Star Trek IP?) and was burned out on Trek.
Andrew Christian wrote:
all 50'!? What'd they wrap him up like a mummy with it?
That actually was an old 2E joke. "Do you have rope use?" "Nope, I have 50' of rope."
More seriously, the player said "I have two coils of rope, one is around Kalkamedes, the other we can use." He's the VL, who am I to argue?
Why did you have the [redacted] slaughter two PCs when the scenario says that if anyone enters the circle he takes them hostage to buy his freedom?
The first time he had the halfling on a string he tried it. The party (including said halfling) said no. So they go back into the circle again and he already knows they won't let him go. So his alternatives are
a) get some pleasure in killing them
Andrew Christian wrote:
50 feet of rope was used in tying up Kal,
Sorry I wasn't clear.
Couple things I ran into when I ran it (four level 1s, one level 3)
I will admit a bit of sadistic glee, since I'd already revealed the <redacted> when they freed the 'elf chick' and healed her, I asked the store owner if he had another huge mini. (The roomates helpfully cleaned and I couldn't find mine) he plops down another <redacted> the look on their faces made it worth it. They free the 'elf chick' and she banishes the <redacted> (I decided it didn't take the rogue's blood crystal dagger with it, I'm not that mean) Then, since the SRD says she has <i>raise dead</i> and <i>restoration</i> the party agreed to raise the paladin and get rid of one of his neg levels.***
Now one question. I'd crossed off Gamiel from the sheets, since they didn't search the room, or even ask for help. Is that correct? Since they never found him, they don't get him?
Yes I suppose you could argue that he couldn't take 10 since the penalty for failing by more than five was gravity poisoning.
What we did with the rope bridge (one rope) was after much fretting over the DCs, I set it at DC 15 (climb) to move half speed. Rolling a 10 or less (falling) I allowed a DC 10 reflex save to catch the rope. (again, first level PCs, two of which were fairly new, I'm going to give them every chance) Then a DC 15 climb check to get back up on the rope to shimmy. They got Kalkamedes across by trussing him like a chicken and then looping the ropes around the bridge and pushing across. I also 'kindly' let one of the players roll his own falling damage. tHe other I dropped to -7 with a coincidentally 'really bad damage roll.' no guesses who the newbie player was.
Well, almost full attack, since one of the small hands was holding the halfling's knife. When they brought the paladin back, I said "The last thing you saw was this hand grabbing you by the belt, and a pair of huge jaws descending..."
And I just realized I did the neg levle wrong since he's first level, should have been a point of CON. *sigh*
@Paul It was specifically targeting groups with 'tea party' and 'patriot' in their name. The IRS then lied about it.
And now that BNW has raised the boogyman of the Koch brothers (apparently in his view Soros doens't exist, and MMFA is a figment of the imagination) I'm quite convinced my analogy was correct. He feels the tea party groups 'had it coming'.
But I've said my piece, I'm done with it.
Re impeachment. One of the charges specifically was using the IRS to target 'enemies' Apparently BNW doesn't feel this rises to high crimes.
Also, these groups were targets specifically because of their beliefs. BNW seems fine with that. So they 'had it coming' I'm just wondering if those he feels that way about those girls in Cleveland "Well she took a ride home with a stranger, it's her own fault." It also looks like they were going after groups that *gasp* wanted an informed populace. And there's now reports of Jewish groups being targeted.
but hey, BNW has no problem with the government investigating him because he's speaking out right?
No worries though. After all the IRS is going to be the enforcer of Obamacare. Surely they'd never abuse that power.
I don't have my CRB up, but aren't Long Swords in the 'heavy blades' group?
As to growing/shrinking, I was going by the sheet and John's post that, "the Chronicle sheet notes that at this time the Pathfinder Society has no means to repair Gamin. It's not that he's broken; he simply was never finished correctly."
I'm assuming there will be something in season 5 planned that allows you to 'finish it' correctly. So why not finish into a different sword? I'm just tossing my two c-bills out there.
John Compton wrote:
I'm assuming/hoping that there will be a season 5 follow up where you can have him fixed/finished. If so... PLEASE allow him to be finished in a different form of sword (heavy blades). I think it would make him more 'desirable' for players.
Only if they don't have the reflexes/thought processes to keep up. Peter David really played with that in X-Factor, even coining Pietro Maxmimoff Syndrome. Now Jarvis (and face it, maybe Cap*) could tag him, Thor could call the lightning, etc. It also depends on how high his power level is. Even in the comics he's 'only' super sonic, not Wally West speeds.
Oooh, just thought of another super hero sibling set that Marvel *might* own the rights to. Auora/Northstar.
I say Cap might, because his own reflexes are high end human/meta-human. If Quicksilver doesn't have physical combat training he has to 'tell' his body to strike instead of relying on muscle memory. In Seige he took down someone (Mister X?) because X always read his opponent's mind to know what move he was throwing. Quicksilver beat the tar out of him because while he could see everything Quicksilver was going to do, he didn't have the training/reflexes to react to that knowlege before being hit.
Then at the Bachelor party... Mammy Graul! comes out of the cake.
Hmm, Wiccan and Speed? (Aside, I'd rather see Morena Baccarin as Wanda)
@ Scott, That's exactly the point I'm making. For some people it's a big deal for demographics if there are a sufficient number of lefties. For others it's GLBLTALPHABETSOUP. I don't give either much thought. I *have* played with gender roles in my writing.* But that's more of a 'how would such a society develop' vs making any sense of balance. I don't find making sure there's X relationship any more important than making sure there are left/right handed ratios.** It's not discrimination, it's indifference.
For example, I had a tribe that was ruled by a council made up of first wives. Men could sit on the council, but they had to bond with one of the great cats. (in Pathfinder terms have an animal companion) An unmarried female, could also bond with a cat and be on the council, but they were treated as a male in all aspects (including the ability to take a wife) IT fell apart in complexity, but it was a fun experiment
Well one aside, a stabacadabra type character I've wondered which hand they cast with vs use their sword in.
One other thing...
So was AIM behind the terrorists in IM 1? OR did they just co-opt the name after the first movie? IT seems that Extremis/Mandarin didn't have any 'real' terrorists. It was more a 'Bill blew up, and the government's blaming terrorists. Let's run with it!' as I saw it.
Also, while it was nice to see the kid get his Christmas Lab. I'd have liked to have seen some closure for the wife. Rhodey showing up and giving her an official notice of "No, your husband wasn't a suicidal kook." or something.
SOmetimes a name can have a second level of humor.
My half orc lore warden is Enuck. When he drinks a potion of enlarge person he shouts 'Enuck Chug!' If I get him to living monolith, I'll declare he grows when he calls 'Chuk'. (Yes it's obscure, but I couldn't resist.)
Mostly I try to keep names pronouncable, but obscure. Sometimes, they get nicknames of their own though.
Watched it yesterday, enjoyed most of it in the theatre, but after I left the fridge knocked me upside the head. (Massive spoilers)
PTSD, call it an anxiety attack if you want, but Tony's PDST made him mortal.
Javis, always Jarvis. If I ever play Eberron again, I'm going to play a warforged like Jarvis.
I actually found the kid entertaining.
The Effects were nice, as was the humor. It was nice seeing Happy in a more active role. Also a nice callback to see Yinsen. One could argue Tony's life wasn't y2k compliant.
The scene with him salvaging Dummy was touching.
Ben Kingsly chewing the scenery
Ok, irritated that the villians are scarred military vets and corporations again. And that we have fake terrorists in place of real ones.
The War Machine. Gods the War Machine
I want to see if Barack Obama was referenced as the President in the Avengers.
Iron Man suffers from Conservation of Ninjitsu. Tony Stark in a suit of armor, difficult. 40 so suits of armor, no problem.
Where does Extremis get the energy to fuel itself? It's pretty clear it's not tesseract tech, and the subjects should be eating a small Chinese buffet after regrowing limbs, let alone after enough heat to melt armor.
So... Tony's arc reactor no longer can power his armor, but it has batteries to charge from a car battery? Really? I understand all the armors were independently powered, but still. (This is a special pet peeve of mine, since in the comics, apparently car batteries can be used to fire nanotech robots in a plasma suspension :-( )
It was that easy to remove the shrapnel? Then why didn't he have it down two years ago?
Reed Richards is useless. In the denouncement, Tony says he 'fixed' Pepper, but doesn't make Extremis do only limb growth/regeneration?
We get super Pepper, but no mention of Rescue. Since the first two movies had the armor names mentioned in passing, him saying she was his Rescue or something would be nice.
Tony's suffering PTSD, afraid to vulnerable, but wears a suit of untested prototype armor?
I called it 'Crisis of Infinite Worfs"
If they ever go through and 'remaster' TNG like they did TOS, that is one episode I want to see them go hog wild with models on. Infinite Alternate Enterprises. Bonus if we can identify the ISS Enterprise-D :-)
pres man wrote:
Well he had a strong dislike for Kirk in Space Seed, when they first met, mainly because Kirk didn't kiss is rear as some semi-divine being. I'm not sure we need a whole lot of background relationship to develop a hatred between the two. All you need is a couple of alpha males getting into a scrap with each other.
Would irony be Khan takes the Enterprise and leaves Kirk on Seti Alpha V? :-)
pres man wrote:
You don't need youngish kirk to find the botany bay, iirc it was using an impulse drive (so not moving particularly fast relatively[?] speaking). If the federation got all gung-ho after kirk's dad got wasted, someone else could have easily run across it even earlier than what happened in TOS.
Good point. Let's hope the writer/director remembers that.