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Did anyone else think they were setting up Felicity to be some kind of white magic prodigy? They seemed to really be playing up how she was the hopeful one, and it seemed like a massive Chekhov's Gun to me.

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Damon Griffin wrote:
With reflexes like that, dodging Captain Cold's gun or moving behind Black Siren as soon as she leans forward to scream shouldn't be a problem. TV-Barry is unlikely to ever develop those reflexes -- he's only fast once he gets going -- so he can be challenged by almost anyone.

The trouble is that if you threaten the Flash by sneaking up on him, then you miss out on all that juicy face-to-face banter, and the knock-down, drag-out fights that people want to see.

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Finlanderboy wrote:
Half-orcs cans still benefit greatly from it.

Anyone can buy the luck bonus to all saves with the Lucky Horseshoe now.

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If you're talking about reading enemy thoughts to help in battle, the anticipate thoughts spell sounds right up your alley. +2 to AC, and if they fail their save, +2 to attack and damage as well. The spell is even V only, so you can cast it while holding both your weapons

Of the classes that can cast it, Bard would probably make the best TWF'er, with Inspire Courage and Arcane Strike. Arcane Duelist will get you a bonus feat, and take the sting out of the cost of enchanting two weapons by making one an arcane bond.

Here's a basic build off this idea (using a 20 point buy):

Half-Elf Bard (Arcane Duelist)
12/17/14/8/8/16
Alternate racial trait: Ancestral Arms (tonfa)
1: Arcane Strike, Weapon Finesse
2: Combat Casting
3: TWF
4: +1 Dex
5: Weapon Focus (tonfa)
6: Disruptive
7: Spell Focus (divination)

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Jack of Dust wrote:
I've reached level 12 so far and have managed to keep 5 units of antibiotics in reserve at all times. They seem to be a relatively common item from what I can tell though I may have just been lucky. In any case, they're quite cheap and every vendor I've met has had them in stock. I'm sure it's relatively easy to keep a steady supply even without Chemist.

Hmm. I've literally never had more than 1 in reserve.

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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Couple weeks back we met this guy who used to be a comrade down in Alabama but then moved to Massachusetts to pursue his goal of being an academic Marxist economist.

...
(Didn't even offer gas money.)

Are you trying to break my irony meter?

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Instead of spending 3-4 perks on boosting my Int and getting Chemist, it might be more efficient to get Medic and Local Leader 2 to build doctor shops in my settlements, actually.

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I heard in the next Iron Man movie, he sues Falcon over his drone technology.

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Is there a way to cure illness besides antibiotics? I don't have the Int for the Chemist perk, but I've gotten by so far on scavenged medicine. Not sure how long I can keep that up.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

Spoiler:
If they don't use Amanda Rea, could the AIDA LMD be based on another deceased S.H.I.E.L.D. agent?:

•Victoria Hand maybe? But I'm not sure she'd fit within the current incarnation of the team

Isn't one robot Hand enough for Coulson to deal with?

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Is there any good in-universe reason why Stark shouldn't incorporate the web-shooters into the Iron Man suit?

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Muser wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Jared Thaler wrote:
Muser wrote:

I want to add to that list: Helm of the Mammoth Lord, Goz Mask, Shadow Fletching, Mask of the Mantis(it's on a chronicle or two) and Veil of Fleeting Glances.

Now, if you want a useless slot, check out Wrist. I mean I kinda see a few choice ones if you happen to be of certain class or ethnicity, but meh.

Umm.. First aid gloves?

2 breath of lifes that any class can use, and no need to draw them?

Wrists and hands are different slots.

Word up.

Hands slot is love. Hands slot is life.

*Shows off knuckle tats*

1AID GLVS

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Jared Thaler wrote:
Muser wrote:

I want to add to that list: Helm of the Mammoth Lord, Goz Mask, Shadow Fletching, Mask of the Mantis(it's on a chronicle or two) and Veil of Fleeting Glances.

Now, if you want a useless slot, check out Wrist. I mean I kinda see a few choice ones if you happen to be of certain class or ethnicity, but meh.

Umm.. First aid gloves?

2 breath of lifes that any class can use, and no need to draw them?

Wrists and hands are different slots.

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Muser wrote:

I want to add to that list: Helm of the Mammoth Lord, Goz Mask, Shadow Fletching, Mask of the Mantis(it's on a chronicle or two) and Veil of Fleeting Glances.

Now, if you want a useless slot, check out Wrist. I mean I kinda see a few choice ones if you happen to be of certain class or ethnicity, but meh.

Are you kidding? Spellguard Bracers are da bomb.

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Hey, now my Door Sight power from the Exploration subdomain isn't completely overshadowed!

I think I have to replace the Jingasa on two characters. It'll hurt on my Oracle because of Fate's Favored, and I'm guessing it'll just end up going toward the Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone. Sad.

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DeathQuaker wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Claxon wrote:

Lots of people complained about the fog slowing down their game.

I believe it's something that will be addressed as a bug soon.

Good to know. I'll probably stick with my Survival run for now. I just hit level 5!

I managed to scavenge a magnifying glass in the Red Rocket cave, which gave me the crystal I needed to build a recruitment beacon. Now I've got a single solitary settler at Sanctuary, but he didn't bring any crops with him. Stole some tatos from Abernathy farm though.

Olivia Station is near there with a suit of power armor nearby and the Abernathy's daughter's locket--as well as a mini nuke and a fusion core inside. That'd give you three settlements to work with and all the tatoes you can eat--as well as the ability to trade with Connie for additional scrap without having to go too far afield. The raiders will probably be tough, but that location gives you a lot of cover to hide behind.

That reminds me, I need to hit up the robotics disposal ground near there to scavenge some circuit boards to make turrets. Not sure I'm ready to take on the raiders, though. At the very least, I need more materials to build up my armor. A damage perk wouldn't be bad either.

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Claxon wrote:

Lots of people complained about the fog slowing down their game.

I believe it's something that will be addressed as a bug soon.

Good to know. I'll probably stick with my Survival run for now. I just hit level 5!

I managed to scavenge a magnifying glass in the Red Rocket cave, which gave me the crystal I needed to build a recruitment beacon. Now I've got a single solitary settler at Sanctuary, but he didn't bring any crops with him. Stole some tatos from Abernathy farm though.

Already had a raider attack on Sanctuary, but it wasn't too bad. Codsworth and my settler held him off while I attacked from cover. Now I've got a heavy machine gun turret in the middle of the street for next time.

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Rip: "We need to go to three different time periods to kill Vandal Savage simultaneously."

Stein: "OK, which one should we do first?"

Rip: "First? No, we need to split up into three teams and do it simultaneously."

Stein: "I don't think you understand what 'simultaneously' means. Even our entire team has never beaten Savage before. Besides, we have a time machine, remember?"

Rip: "I SAID WE'RE SPLITTING UP, OK?!"

Sarah: "Fine, let me get my sniper rifle, and I'll set up-"

Rip: "No sniper rifle. We kill him in hand-to-hand combat!"

Ray: "But Firestorm and I can fly and shoot energy beams."

Rip: "I SAID HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT, OK?!"

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Mark Thomas 66 wrote:

It's a brave thing because there will be those "purists" who lash out that that, wasn't acceptable then and shouldn't have been portrayed as such. It establishes another level of the character's strength that she is not only moral and upstanding, but willing to fly in the face of unjust cultural norms.

It's a step the show would lose nothing from avoiding, but gain much from presenting, even as simply a possibility and valid option. It says a lot that the woman who fell in love with Captain America, could also have feelings for a black man in that era, and have no qualms about it whatsoever.

It also makes a statement about what it truly means that Peggy is a good person.

Maybe I missed something, but I don't remember anybody so much as batting an eye at the two of them together (granted, he was stuck in a lab for a lot of that).

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Notty wrote:
Trevor Ditto wrote:
I just moved to Springfield, MO and I am looking for any games around here locally.

Your post is dated by now, I know. I am moving to Marshfield, MO by mid summer 2016, and have to give up my Pathfinder companions here in Maryland. Looking for a new group in the Marshfield, Springfield area.

I know they have a PFS community in Springfield, and they might be able to get you plugged in. Contact rjmsouthard[at]yahoo.com

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Does the havoker give up anything else? I was already considering an archer witch with the Strength patron for divine favor, and this might be even better...

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The Divine Hunter archetype lets you access a domain, including adding the domain spells to your spells known, but it doesn't stack with Urban Hunter.

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ShinHakkaider wrote:

I'm kinda amazed at how many people in this thread really look at this show and think that how men treated Peggy in terms of the sexism that she faced was too much or over the top or was done just to setup a girl power angle to show how great Peggy was.

It's as if people here really thought that white guys in the 20's 30's and 40's were more magnanimous than they really were? As if they, for the most part wouldn't have treated Peggy and every other woman or non white person like that. And it's not that I'm saying that white d00ds were all evil but that's just how it was back then. Women had JUST gotten the right to vote a little more than 20 years prior to this story. Sexism and attitudes wouldn't have magically changed or disappeared during that time. Hell it's 70 years later and some of those attitudes STILL havent changed.

I don't see anyone claiming that the sexism wasn't realistic, but rather that it detracted from the show. While a show about a working woman overcoming sexism is all well and good, it's a tone mismatch with the rest of the MCU, which has otherwise avoided pretty much any significant social issues.

ShinHakkaider wrote:
I love Captain America: The First Avenger but the inclusion of Gabe Jones as part of the unit stuck in my craw. The army wasn't integrated until after WWII in 1948. I know that he was part of the Howling Commandos in the comics but that bothered me a little bit too.

The cast of Hamilton would like a word with you.

ShinHakkaider wrote:

I liked that Peggy's world was reflective of the real America / world at the time and that world wasn't as accessable for a woman or a person of color.

I will miss this show and I'll put this out there: I thought that AGENT CARTER was hella brave for even TEASING the idea of an interracial relationship with a black guy. Didnt think it was very realistic but it sure as hell was brave.

Wait, which is it? Do you like that it accurately portrayed period attitudes with regards to sexism, or do you like that it ignored period attitudes with regards to racism?

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Yeah, either get another caster to give you Mage Armor, UMD or potion it yourself, or take the arcana to add it to your spell list.

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nicholas storm wrote:
I once played an eldritch knight and got so sick of wasting my swift on armor training, that I eventually ditched armor and went to bracers.

Unless you're casting quickened spells, you either need the swift action for Arcane Strike while attacking, or AAT while casting, with no overlap.

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I don't understand what you're describing here. Can you be a little clearer?

Essentially, when you use Spell Combat, you get your full attack (at level 2, it would just be 1 attack) with a -2 penalty, and you get to cast a spell. If that spell is a touch spell, you get to make a free touch attack, but Spellstrike lets you substitute it for a regular weapon attack. So in total, you get 2 attacks at -2.

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Why waste a 5th-level spell slot on a Wall of Stone, when you can cast Silent Image and make them think it's a wall of stone? And extremely effective tactic for controlling how the enemy approaches, or buying a full turn for everybody else to prepare as the enemy tries to run around it.

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I started a Survival run yesterday, but only got to Red Rocket so far. I plan on doing some building/crafting in Sanctuary first to get a couple of levels under my belt before venturing out.

I'm not a purist though, so I installed mods to allow saving, and fast travel along supply lines. My free time is too precious to mess around with time sinks like that.

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I thought the first season pushed the sexism angle almost too far. The one scene that really stuck in my craw was when Dottie killed the dentist to take over his office to do her sniping. That scene should have been used to show how cold-blooded she was, but by making the victim into a lech ready to prey on a vulnerable young woman, it seemed like it was trying to justify his murder.

I'm glad the second season really toned that down, and I appreciated the complexity of Whitney Frost's character being both powerful and constrained at the same time.

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*Facepalm*

I just went searching through the forums, trying to find where BigNorseWolf was dispensing these game-altering revelations about Civ V strategies.

...and now I realize you mean the Brave New World expansion.

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It looks like you can use divine casting/healing, ranged DPR, and trapfinding. Put that all together, and I'd recommend a Slayer/Cleric:

Full divine spellcasting
Full BAB
All good saves
Trapfinding
Tons of skill points

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Sebastian wrote:
MeanDM wrote:
One advantage to the PS4 is you can put it in rest mode, and when you restart the machine it reopens right where you were.
Yup - this is my "quicksave" when I need to put down the game and deal with real life.

I've been known to minimize games on my PC and leave them for days at a time, sometimes forgetting it's even there.

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Thanks for the recommendations, everybody. Oddly though, I was expecting sci-fi, but all of the books you mentioned were fantasy! Is there no hard(ish) sci-fi dimension-hopping out there?

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I only just fired up Civ V again after probably a couple of years, because I never got really into it before. I found the mechanics relatively opaque and difficult to grasp on an intuitive level. In contrast, I spent hours tweaking the Earth map in Civ IV, trying to make it as balanced as possible.

Civ VI will definitely be a "wait until it's on sale" game for me.

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darth_borehd wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:

Vigilante, obviously

Human Vigilante (avenger)

11: Two-Weapon Fighting, incredible renown

Why Two Weapon Fighting?

For unarmed fighting when he gets up close. Between Fist of the Avenger and Lethal Grace, he gets a +10 on all unarmed strike damage at that level just from class features.

Of course that's a feat and 2 talents dedicated to a back-up plan, but you could cut it if you want.

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Vigilante, obviously

Human Vigilante (avenger)
14/17/12/12/11/13
1: PBS, Precise Shot, renown
2: signature weapon (longbow), [Weapon Focus (longbow)]
3: Rapid Shot, social grace (Survival)
4: sure-footed
5: Deadly Aim, safe house, social grace (Diplomacy)
6: fist of the avenger
7: Manyshot, loyal aid
8: lethal grace, [Weapon Specialization (longbow)], [Weapon Finesse]
9: Clustered Shots, great renown, social grace (Bluff)
10: silent dispatch
11: Two-Weapon Fighting, incredible renown
12: combat skill (Improved Precise Shot)
13: Point Blank Master, feign innocence, social grace (Knowledge (arcana))
14: sucker punch
15: Mobility, subjective truth
16: combat skill (Greater Weapon Focus)
17: Shot on the Run, case the joint, social grace (Knowledge (planes))

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Anyone have suggestions for books involving travel between multiple universes (a la Sliders)? I poked around the Kindle store, and found only a bunch of... lackluster self-published stuff.

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Xaimum Mafire wrote:

TL;DR-

Maybe for Arcane Strike. Absolutely not for Hand of the Apprentice because of its Intelligence-based check.

I presume in your games Barbarians can't make ranged attacks, or attempt Reflex saves, or use Weapon Finesse while raging, since those rolls are Dex-based?

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Bracers of the Glib Entertainer for 5400 gp gives a +5 to all Perform checks. Also 1/day Glibness, which is handy anyway.

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What is Starry Grace? I've never heard of it, and can't find it on the SRD.

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Manyshot requires BAB +6, so you can't take it at level 5. Save it for level 7 instead, and take Arcane Strike at level 5 for the damage boost. I'd also recommend dropping Charisma down to 13, and using the points to get Dex to 17, so you can have it at 18 starting at level 4.

Ditto everything Ragoz said as well.

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It sounds like Survival mode might call for a "craft everything you can to grind XP before leaving Sanctuary" build, but I've already done that...

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I'm with Dave on this. If your focus is on melee with a companion rather than spellcasting, you're better off with all the free Teamwork feats from a Hunter.

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What Ioun Stone are you using for +1 to attack? A Cracked Pale Green Prism Ioun Stone is 4k gp, and gives a +1 competence bonus to attack (so skip it if you have a bard in the party). You can get another for +1 competence bonus to saves, which saves you 3k if you downgrade that cloak to a +3.

At this level, Bless isn't worth the action to cast it. Also, I'm not seeing the value of Aspect of the Falcon. I'd dump both of those wands. Maybe pick up Longstrider instead, and/or Heightened Awareness

Since you're a ranged attacker, a potion or two of Fly is probably all you need in that department.

What about Ring of Protection and Amulet of Natural armor. Those are cheap AC boosts at this level. Also, either Jingasa of the Fortunate Soldier or Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone should come before the +3 on your armor, since they cost the same and add to Touch AC as well.

So to sum up:
Downgrade +3 armor to +2 (+5k)
Downgrade +4 cloak to +3 (+7k)
Lose wands of Bless and AotF (+1.5k)
Fix price on ioun stone (+1k)
Get wands of Longstrider and Heightened Awareness (-1.5k)
Cracked Pale Green Prism Ioun Stone (-4k)
Ring of Protection +1 (-2k)
Amulet of Natural Armor +1 (-2k)
Jingasa of the Fortunate Soldier (-5k)
2x Potion of Fly (-1.5k)

That leaves 2.5k gp for a slush fund, and some miscellaneous scrolls for your UMD.

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The Mortonator wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
The Mortonator wrote:
Do you really need to Rage? A d12 and some movement seem good enough on their own...
Why would I pass up a +2 to attack and damage as a free action?

Pretty much all the reasons people were claiming you need Moment of Clarity or Diehard.

Personally, I would just have Rage as a finisher. I would try to win without it, and if I need it I would resort to it.

Yeah, fatigued is only a -2 to Str and Dex, and if I have to cast something, I can lean more on spells until I recover.

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The Mortonator wrote:
Do you really need to Rage? A d12 and some movement seem good enough on their own...

Why would I pass up a +2 to attack and damage as a free action?

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I support up through 7, and oppose 8 and 9.

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supervillan wrote:

I've always been a fan of the shapechanging Gish.

I'm curious as to why you opt for Heighten Spell, rather than Extend or Silent Spell? Do you plan on Rods to cover most metamagic needs?

I wasn't sure on the metamagic feat, really. I do plan on using an Extend rod or two. The only use I see for Silent Spell is perhaps a Silent Dimension Door for when I'm in Beast Shape, but I don't think there are any other good V-only spells to use with it, and that would only come online at level 11. What do you suggest I use it for?

Atarlost wrote:
For the OP's build, you need to change barbarian to fighter in order to qualify for weapon specialization. Rage is going to be dubious anyhow. You're sinking a feat into having a useful quantity so you could have two more feats by going fighter. You lose the fast movement bonus, but that loses value when you get to beast shape anyways because you'll be moving fast already.

Yeah, totally forgot I was behind a level on the qualification when I switched to Barbarian. Honestly, I was having trouble coming up with good feats to pick, which is why I switched to Barb. I felt being able to rage while polymorphed would be more broadly useful than the bonus feat in that situation. What feats should I take instead?

BadBird wrote:
One other interesting thing one can do with a Core character is to use the Elven Curved Blade as a surrogate dex-to-damage thing, since 14STR and two-handed Power Attack will make it quite competitive with a typical dex-to-damage rapier.

That's actually a build I looked at, but my wife has already played a vanilla ECB Fighter similar to that, and I'd rather tread new ground.

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I'm brainstorming ideas for my next Core PFS character, and I'm looking to blend arcane power with martial prowess. I played around with Eldritch Knight concepts, and I think this is my favorite so far, but I'm looking for suggestions to take it to the next level.

Human Barbarian/Wizard (transmuter)/Eldritch Knight
17/14/14/15/10/7
Traits: Magical Knack, Reactionary
Arcane Bond (amulet)

Barb1: Toughness, Extra Rage
Wiz1: Spell Focus (???)
W2: Arcane Strike
W3: +1 Int
W4: Improved Initiative
W5: Heighten Spell
EK1: Weapon Focus (claw), Power Attack
EK2: +1 Str
EK3: Weapon Specialization (claw)
EK4:
EK5: Dodge, Lightning Reflexes

Starting at level 4, he can use alter self to turn into a troglodyte with 3 natural attacks, and eventually turn into big animals with beast shape.

The transmuter stat bonus goes into Strength until I get a +2 belt, at which point it goes into Con for survivability. Plus, with an amulet of mighty fists as my arcane bond, I can probably get it up to a +4 by retirement.

I'm still a little iffy on the feat selections; not sure whether Weapon Focus/Specialization is worth it since they'll only apply to some of my natural attacks. Any suggestions?

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Just... please tell me I can play my Mammoth Rider in this!

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