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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter, 7 Season Dedicated Voter, 9 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 4,172 posts (4,341 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 9 aliases.


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HyperMissingno wrote:
I dunno, 4d6 drop lowest works for my table, we just reroll a lot until the GM thinks the stat roll is acceptable.

isnt that just rolling until you achieve stat array?

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Why does everything go straight to drunk? There is an in between folks.

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Fantasy Flight opened a game center here in the TC that serves wine and beer. You can enjoy the beverages out on the game floor. Its hardly an issue since most folks seem to enjoy in moderation. Blends in completely with the stores family vibe and you wouldn't even know the person next to you was having alcohol.

I attribute a lot of that to how the business presents itself. Its a game store first, an event center second, and a café/bar third. The drinks lean towards the premium side of things so its not like dollar old Milwaukee, lone star, or old style taps. I think FFG has demonstrated a glowing example of how to do it in 2016.

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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Oh, I pay attention. I know what I say here about Fox is most likely unpopular, but when analysis has been done on the actual reporting of organizations...ironically only PBS showed it was actually conservative [though overall neutral as well] (Even Fox News [- the opinion shows] was liberal in it's news slant!).
You have the source for this, I assume?

second this request.

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oh man are you going to be sitting in traffic? If not put that window down and turn the radio up!

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I think the holodeck episodes might have been a symptom of having 24 episode seasons. Eventually you need to come up with some episodic filler. In the age of the 13 ep. season they will have less time for those shenanigans.


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I think the Paladin went wrong and lost its respect when it stopped being a prestige class.

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I cant watch anything with Kunis in it. All I can picture is Meg Griffin and it ruins the film.

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As much as they are welcome to shut up about it, you are welcome to not read about it too.


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Sure, my favorite is Third Imperium for the Traveller system. A system I say needs a lot more respect.


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Fantasy season is so close I cant wait! Getting ready to start my study time for the auction draft!!

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HeHateMe wrote:


Ledger was great as the Joker, and pretty much the only bright spot of the movie for me. But TDK was actually a horrible portrayal of Batman himself, and that's the problem. Movies are supposed to focus on the hero, not the villain.

I agree batman was pretty lame in TDK. However, my biggest gripe about supers flicks is underdeveloped villains. Instead of the joker 9/10 times you get super angry, ultra powerful, genocidal maniac guy. All you know is the guy is pissed and his finger is on the button..../yawn

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I drink coke at the theater and faygo on the couch at home.


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What do you do to discourage thread necro?

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HeHateMe wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Oh no, it was happening.

Marky Mark's daughter was dating someone like ten years older, and half the movie is dude trying to prove to Marky Mark he's man enough to... well, you get the idea.

Said "boyfriend" keeps a laminated card in his wallet with the age of consent law for ?Texas?

No warning signs there...

Ugh that is insanely creepy, like "drifter with a pornstache, driving a van with tinted windows and a mattress in the back, handing out lollipops to little girls" level of creepy.

Nope, that's just Michael Bay.

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captain yesterday wrote:

Nothing beats Transformers, Age of Extinction for absolutely terrible dialog however.

"Cade! You can do it Cade! I always believed in you Cade! (he just met him) you can do it Cade! Because I believe in you! Cade! Cade! You can do it Cade!"

I wish I made that up, but no, that's actual, honest to goodness dialog.

Or the wasted scenes discussing why a dude can date an underage girl legally.....Seriously WTF...why would you put that in a movie about giant robots???


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Samy wrote:
Irontruth wrote:

We need better free trade agreements, but free trade agreements are crucial to maintaining a stable and peaceful world.

Free trade stops wars. Then we figure out...

Free trade, however, has also resulted in all the blue collar jobs going away, when manufacturing is offshored to Bangladesh. And that's going to result in cities burning probably within our lifespans. True, countries won't go to war because they have so much to lose anymore. They'll burn from within because the people have nothing anymore.

Oh man I know. I remember when the industrial revolution came through. Machines and assembly lines put blacksmiths and horse ranchers out of business and tractors took away all the field hand jobs. It was scary and everything was on fire. Then when calculators turned into computers it was like Mad Max....

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No more xp system, just level at milestones.

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Why is it controversial to have a take on science?

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thejeff wrote:
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Trump disowns involvement in the Cleveland convention: "I didn’t produce our show. I just showed up for final speech"

Apparently doesn't like that the DNC ran so much smoother and got better ratings.

Jumping back a step to emphasize what's the real issue here, since it got dropped in the "No the DNC was bad too" argument.

As a candidate, organizing the convention is part of your job. Whether you do it personally or delegate it, you don't get to ditch the blame.
You're running for President. If you can't even run a convention or find people who can, that's a thing you get judged on. When you're President, it's all ultimately your responsibility. You don't just get to "show up for the speech".

Trump is never held accountable for anything. Why should he start now?

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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Hmm, they apparently got trolled by Third Eye Blind as well.
Yes. This bothered me irrationally until I accepted I could like, admire even, TEB without [music snob] changing my dislike for their music. [/music snob]

You cant argue that it was funny when the TEB vocalist was like "yeah science!!" and the crowd boo'd him :)

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Obviously, both parties have had movements demanding major change. I think the main difference in the convention disruptions is the fact that the Democrats actually acknowledge the difference. Hilary has reached a hand out to bridge the gap and sat down at the table with Bernie. (Whether you believe its honest or genuine or not is up to you) Trump on the other hand has more or less told his opposition to get in line or else. In fact, trump already said he is going to send millions into the coffers of opponents to run against Kasich and Cruz. (I wouldn't worry about that if I were them, Trump has a habit of saying he is going to toss money around that never materializes. Just ask the veterans...)


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Enough about you kids and your forgettable realms, when is Blackmoor or greyhawk getting their respect???


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HeHateMe wrote:
That said, I still would never play a martial character, being stuck in suckland while the casters laugh and solve every problem/destroy every enemy just doesn't seem like fun to me personally....

Listen to you kids and your unearned magic. In my day, nobody laughed at the fighting man. Sure magic users had incredible power, but we didnt worry about it because they were always murdered by a mundane fighting men before getting any of it. The fighting man gets no respect I tell ya!


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Spock shot first!!


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bugleyman wrote:
Scott Betts wrote:

Donald Trump literally just told Russia to hack a former Secretary of State in order to obtain what he hopes is classified information, and promised they'd be rewarded for doing so.

That actually just happened.

And yet his numbers won't take a hit. Just goes to show that his supporters don't actually care about little things like the law.

Yeap, as long as you follow the white nationalist ideology. Everyone else though, needs to be beaten mercilessly by law.


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Super Yesterday Man, Captain wrote:

...Captain Yesterday, the Superman of Tomorrow!

Incidentally, Superman is an example of a non-anime character who exhibits many qualities that are frequently decried on this website as being "too anime." Laser vision and the ability to punch planets are both frequently cited as examples of something that would be "too anime." Superman, the Man of Tomorrow, is not anime, though, given his American origin and the fact that he is not (usually) drawn in an anime-esk style.

Superman falls under "too supers"

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I get "cutting the cord" but paying for network quality television with the same amount if not more advertisements.....

God that sounds terrible....

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Grey Lensman wrote:
I enjoyed the first, and didn't bother with the second once I heard they were trying to redo Khan. Wrath of Khan is as close to a perfect Star Trek film as one is going to get, any attempt to delve into that theme was doomed from the start, and that's before you add in the magical blood.

The whole point of "the new timeline" was to NOT rehash old stories (... but Paramout wanted to go with something that worked before).

** spoiler omitted **

They tried to go timey whimey and get both an old story and a new one. Clearly miles vary on that being a success.

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KingOfAnything wrote:
Digitalelf wrote:

A couple of honest questions here...

What does wanting to stop illegal (and that is THE key term here), illegal immigration have to do with racism?

This is not exactly an honest question, as I don't think anyone in this thread has drawn that connection.

You can tell Trump is a racist because of how he talks about illegal immigrants from Mexico (rapists!), not that he talks about the issue.

This. Essentially, Trump promotes policy against entire groups of people (like Muslims) based on pure generalizations, which is racist.

May I ask an honest question? Republicans are always trying to limit the size of government and control spending. Building a wall on the southern boarder would cost at least 20 billion dollars and require that same investment every few years to maintain. There is no guarantee the wall will even be able to prevent illegal entry, as even Trump himself said rope and ladders would get over it. What makes this particular project not a huge, if not the hugest, boondoggle in government history?

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Without context I really cant say. Short answer yes and no.

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bugleyman wrote:
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Michael Steele: Hillary Clinton is "absolutely qualified" to be president.
My immediate reaction is to ask why the republicans aren't nominating nominating Micheal Steele. At least in that interview, he comes off as a rational, articulate, and respectful man. In other words, the oppose of Donald Trump.

Because they can't. The base doesn't want rational, articulate and especially respectful.

They're mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore and they want someone who feels the same way and they don't particularly care where he leads them as long as someone gets hurt.

Sadly this. Steele always seemed reasonable but he was always shut down for not being "conservative" enough.

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Looks like tonight is "Make America first again". Ohh and conservative talking head Laura Ingraham will be there. Wonder if she will tell us again how she would rather BM herself then use a bathroom with a transgender person in it?


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Unity day? There is less people in attendance than a Twins game!


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The plagiarism stuff I think is a little overblown about Melania's speech. I mean the lines are pretty generic about working hard and learning that and teaching it. I think the real point folks should focus on is how devoid of substance the speech was. Nothing personal, nothing beyond basic talking points, nothing that hasn't been said a bazillion times. Kind of like Trumps entire platform. Who could vote for this?


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You forgot Rudy G whup-en-em-up and Scott Baio shaming poor people.


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This be the toughest election yet....

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Norman Osborne wrote:
Is the new Star Trek series going to be in the original (TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT) continuity?

yes. Each season will be a self contained story that takes place in different eras of the television series. I believe the first season will be towards the end of the Kirk era.

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Huh? Did you just combine the conversation about how to replace the actor who played Chekov in the new movies with the conversation about the new Star Trek TV series CBS is doing?

Sort of yeah. My thought was folks want the old trek back and a series will give it to them. If there was no series they could just let the abramverse go away and try again in a few years. In that case, they would replace everybody so the unfortunate passing of Yeltin wouldnt be an issue.

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if you dont like the Sulu decision just blame it on the Ambramverse being a huge garbage dump.

One thing they keep overlooking is the first woman/woman kiss that was on TV on DS9. That story was far more compelling Since Dax and her former spouse had been both men and women so the attraction transcended gender. In any event, an excellent Trek story that seems to have been forgotten in the discussion.

I can see both points of view of Takei and Pegg. If it was a series maybe a new gay character would be the route to go. Though you have a lot less time during a film to develop a new character. Seems fine and as I said if its badly done (a distinct possibility) just blame it on the bad reboot era and move on.


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I don't always choose hate, but when I do, its against Patriot fans.

Stay thirsty my AFC East.

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I read somewhere (maybe even on these boards) that when a dominant power group looses some privilege or power over a minority group(s), it is perceived like oppression. With the shifting demographics and ideologies in America, a lot of this is going to be felt in the next couple decades. My hope is that things don't get out of control as history has shown it to happen numerous times in the past.

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I love the Raiders now because Carr, Crabtree, and Cooper won me a whole lotta fantasy games. Also, its great to see a team climb from the bottom. Hopefully they climb a lot higher! In fact, fantasy has changed the entire way I watch the game. I don't really hate any team and will never be a lifelong fan of any either. My buddies still think I am a Giants superfan; to be fair Odell Bekham jr. won me a lotta fantasy too :)

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One thing that can cloud perceptions is folks tend to pick who they associate with. Just because you don't know any jerks doesn't mean there are not any jerks out there.


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Oddly enough, I don't own a cell phone; smart or otherwise. I see some value in unplugging myself from time to time. While all my video and gaming needs are met by digital delivery, I still purchase Vinyl records for relaxing listening pleasure. I map out my trips before hand and often spend long weekends with no net at all. I'm part of a rapidly decreasing demographic though I believe. Welcome to the (dis)connected new world :)

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Maybe im odd one out here, but on my first play-thru I went with whatever I felt was the best choice in any given situation. That meant a mixture of Para/Rene and I was quite satisfied. It was curiosity that lead me to repeat play-thrus, so I thought it was splendid design. Sure Shep may have had some fairly rigid choices at times, but I felt content with the amount of reactions. I felt ME made a number of personalities enjoyable enough to replay the game without it boiling down to simple black/white. YMMV.

I do think there is room for improvement, but I hope they dont throw out the baby with the bathwater. Whatever path they choose I sure hope it doesn't involve individual pet scores, kill farming, or gifts.


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I for one welcome our online retail overlords.

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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Pan wrote:
OP have you considered trying 5E? Do you find the same pitfalls in that system?
I'm unlikely to try 5e anytime soon. Recently I've been feeling very ambivalent about D&D, and am honestly more interested in tinkering with my fantasy heartbreaker than playing.

In that case, I strongly suggest looking over the 5E free rules PDF. Even if you don't play it, the design is a good read for someone with the interest.

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I'm with the crowd that says "feats don't stop you from doing things, they just make you better at doing things." Of course, the effectiveness of any particular feat is definitely up for debate. I am fully aware some feats simply don't work or are not worthy of existence. As a result of that fact, my players often skip feats of limited narrative variety in favor of ones more useful in combat. Sadly, dems da breaks in 3.5/PF.

I agree that feats can lead to an ideology that they are required in order to attempt things. I think 5E putting more power back in the GM chair will do a lot to move away from that mindset. In fact, many of the examples given by the OP seem like encouragement right out of the 5E DMG. I like the fact that 5E feats tend to be equal amounts crunch and fluff making them seem just all around more useful. By containing more in the package, characters need fewer feats, which is another added bonus.

OP have you considered trying 5E? Do you find the same pitfalls in that system?

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I hate noon Twins games because people flood the skyways and its hard getting around here at work. Although, it's a little bittersweet since the window in my row looks over Target Field!

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