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My overwhelming feeling about this season is that I desperately want someone to do something about Rachel McAdams hair. How about a comb? It's like someone who has food in their teeth, but it's her whole head.
Edit: I'm also looking forward to the departure of the rodent that lives under Colin Farrell's nose, as shown in the previews for the next episode.
In the history of the universe, there have been many shows with some central mystery at the core. Mulder's sister, the island, saving the cheerleader, the final cylons, etc. The resolution of those mysteries has almost always sucked (I'm honestly at a loss to think of any other television show with a central mystery that was resolved in a way that did not suck and actually fit with the information previously provided, though I imagine there must be some out there).
Which is a roundabout way of getting to the point that Gravity Falls stuck the landing last night - the pieces all fit, the resolution didn't feel like a total cheat, and it shook up the status quo in a way that feels very organic and true to the series and characters.
The Bill Cipher episodes are great, and I have a fondness for the Time Traveler's Pig (particularly if you go back and watch the other episodes and see the time traveler in the background of each one).
I've heard that the show will be returning in the summer, and have my fingers crossed. Apparently, the codes in the show go pretty deep - there're some hardcore websites out there dedicated to deciphering the various messages hidden in the show.
What is required to be a charter superscriber? I still have my tag, such as it is. I'm pretty sure I was a charter superscriber at one point, but lost that when superscriber status expanded to include cards/minis/map packs. I'm still subscribed to all print product lines.
Edit: Oh hey, I do still have a charter superscriber tag!
Edit 2: Hrm...maybe I'm not. I don't have the fancy purple border. Must just be Bella Sara for which I'm a charter superscriber.
The steampunkification of gnomes is the least of the crimes of the Dragonlance novels.
*cough* kender *cough*
"You know the problem with halfings? Bilbo, Samwise, Merry and Pippin* made them seem heroic despite their childlike size and appearance. What we really need is something that's like a halfing, but more annoying than an 8 year old with ADD and red bull for blood. Something so awful that everyone else at the table will hate the character, but that people will nonetheless defend as only needing to be played correctly."
"Okay, but is one comic-relief race really enough? What about dwarves - everyone thinks they're stoic and honorable. Let's have a race of dwarves that live in trash heaps, are stupider than goblins, and compete with the kender for being our most annoying creation."
"Brilliant. Can we do anything to ruin gnomes? I really don't understand why all these races that are the size of children shouldn't be more like children."
"Hmmm...well, we were going to make the elves like Santa's elves, but what if we turned up the craziness..."
"Don't forget the annoyingness!"
"...and the annoyingness and make those gnomes instead."
"Best. Fantasy. Series. Ever."
*Frodo intentionally omitted.
So, the OotS thread is now the how deep can nested quotes go challenge?
What other character classes do you have in the party? As others have mentioned, sneak attack can look better than it is (particularly at low levels), and the effectiveness of sneak attack can seem even greater if you don't have another high damage class in the party to provide a benchmark. For example, if you have a barbarian and a rogue in the same party, the former will hit more often and do more damage than the latter.
Bottom line, I'd suggest leaving the class unchanged and playing a little more to get some experience with other classes and their effectiveness.
Edit: Also, don't forget that concealment on the target spoils sneak attack. Of course, the odd thing about this is that the safest place to be when facing a rogue is a dark/shadowy alley...
HA HA HA!!!
HA HA HA!!!
WHAAAAAAAAA!!!! *sob* TV is dead, entertainment is dead, life is an empty void of pain and misery.
I loved the 3e style book-books, but I suspect I am in the minority on that. That said, I wish that WotC had done more in the 3e days to be consistent with the color scheme/layout and experimented more with the bookishness of them (like the locks on the core rules and the weird eye on the MM).
These covers are fine - I have no strong opinions on them one way or the other.
Was it Xykon when he caught Miko?
I'd forgotten about that entirely
If you're using the OGL, copyright law is irrelevant. Copyright law comes into play when you have two parties without an agreement between the two of them and you're trying to determine their respective rights. If the parties have an agreement (let's say, for the sake of argument, a license), then the terms of the agreement control. If the agreement contains a provision stating that you won't use a third party's Product Identity without their consent, and you use that third party Product Identity without their consent, the license can be terminated irrespective of whether the use would be okay under copyright law. If the license is terminated, then you're back in the merry old land of copyright law, which is a substantially less safe place to be.
I play a lawyer on the internet, but this isn't legal advice.
I give it a hearty meh with a few good songs and awesome super power displays.
The false love interest didn't work at all. It's one thing to try to surprise the audience, it's another to not lay any ground work for a character's sudden betrayal and dramatic switch from good to evil. There were a number of scenes where his actions were in direct conflict with his actual evil agenda (e.g., telling the angry mob not to kill Elsa when he could've just been silent about it; giving out blankets and whatnot to the suffering people when he could've just said "nah, ain't gonna happen").
Also, what was the point of having the other sister's memory erased? Was that just so she could also be surprised when her sister manifested awesome super powers or so she wouldn't understand why her sister was cold (no pun intended) and distant all those years? I expected that to have some meaning in the movie, but it never seemed all that relevant.
Freehold DM wrote:
I like ninja psylock. It may be the horny teenager in me, but I do. I find the complaints about her overdone.
Ninja Psylocke as a new character would've been fine - a martial artist telepath is a pretty nifty idea for a comic book character. But I really liked pre-ninja Pyslocke - she was sharp, creative, and was one of the few non-telekinetic telepaths.
Goodreader is my solution as well - I can download files from my account on the Paizo website directly to my iPad using that program.
First Class was good, and so were the Bryan Singer X-men movies, so I'm optimistic. Can't say I give all that many f@s about continuity - if it's a good story and an entertaining movie, I have a hard time caring how it fits in with the other movies, or the comics, or the cartoons, or the Ultimate universe comics, or the alternate zombie-universe version of Marvel comics, or the video games, or the breakfast cereal, or any other X-men brand flavored media product.
*shrug* Do whatever you want, I'm just pointing out the many ways in which you are wrong on any number of topics. I'm not saying that your poor understanding of what this particular forum is based on your understanding of what a platonic ideal of a forum is might be indicative of a recurring defect in your arguments and reasoning, but it does seem clear to most in this thread that you have a very hard time separating what you like and prefer from objective facts. Similarly, you predicated much of your criticism on the idea that the designers had made a binding commitment to you personally to implement choice quotes selected by you in a manner you prefer. I suppose that objectively that might be true - maybe all of the WotC designers are stalking you and making statements and releasing products specifically to raise your ire. Stranger things have happened.
But, in any event, it is you who is failing the forum, not the other way around. The substantive discussion keeps getting sidetracked by these ridiculous meta-conversations regarding your behavior and style. Given that you arrived here with that meta-conversation pre-packaged for our consumption, it's difficult to believe that your primary interest is in discussing the topic of 5e rather than putting on a show to prove how smart and persecuted you are.
Either way, good luck with all that.
If only the people who created this forum had told us what it was about.
Oh wait, they did:
Here's where you can find answers to additional FAQs regarding the forums on Paizo and their purpose:
I might've missed the part where they indicated that these forums are intended to be a white hot crucible of burning truth, placing frank discussions and OMG Very Serious Discussions over having fun and friendliness, but given that this a forum dedicated to discussing a system for pretending to fight monsters and take their loot, I kinda suspect that if Paizo has to choose between a friendly and fun forum and one devoted to OMG Very Serious Discussions, they will choose the former over the latter.
If a person promises to pay you $5 you are lending to them, that's a contract supported by valid consideration. If they don't pay, you can sue.
If I tell you I'll give you $5 in a year, and then tell you to go pound sand one year later, you're fresh outta luck.
There is no binding obligation of any nature for the designers to deliver on their promises when you have given them nothing in exchange for those promises. The problem is further compounded by the esoteric and debateable nature of the promises being made (compatability, playstyles, etc.). I suppose you could try to make a case that there was misleading advertising after you actually purchase the product, but good luck with that (spoiler alert: the case will fail).
You should attempt to calibrate your expectations to the commercial and legal realities to which we are all subject. Your personal interpretation of what is owed is not consistent with either the legal concept or the general expectations of consumers at large. If the world operated as you proposed, I would sue the ever-loving hell out of those scrubbing bubbles, which have yet to manifest googly eyes and sweep through my bathtub, magically cleaning it without any effort on my part.
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Thank you. When I mentioned this debate to most of my other gamer friends, their reaction was "what does Crane Wing do?" I think there's an overwhelming silent majority that is absolutely indifferent to this feat and the change, but it's really hard to post and say "this is a non-issue and I don't really care" when people are proclaiming it to be the worst thing to happen to the hobby since 4e. Please don't lose sight of the fact that most of us don't care, and that this is primarily a proxy for those who rail against the alleged martial/caster disparity. Sure, you could change the feat back, but that's not what they really want or what they're really asking for. To adequately address the real issue underlying this reaction would require a new edition of Pathfinder, and raising that issue will likely wake the sleeping giant that is the silent majority.
Good luck sorting it out. I don't envy you having inherited WotC's most vocal audience members along with the crown of being the top rpg, but it looks like you can't have one without the other.
Dear third party publishers,
Would one of you please publish a book, and, by book, I mean a single page, and on that page, please print the original version of Crane Wing. You're our only hope to save Pathfinder from the tyranny of Jason Bulmahn. Plus, you'll make a lot of money!
Seems like the order is well seeded for an alignment debate. You've got:
Roy, who may be tempted by Durkula (who I suspect will start offering up tactics that are extremely effective, but also evil) despite being pretty solidly LG.
V, who is trying to do the right thing, but has a damaged moral compass and hasn't come clean about what he did.
Belkar, who may or may not be drifting out of evil, but is definitely less overtly evil than in strips past.
Haley, who started out more neutral, but may be drifting to good due to Elan, but still has her own past acts that may haunt her.
Elan, who is pretty much good all the time.
I think that there is a LOT of people in the show's fandom that are absoutely determined to like this season more simply because Dan Harmon is back. Never mind that every single problem the show had in season 4 was stuff that Dan Harmon had started.
What if you mostly liked season 4, but still like the first few episodes of season 5 better?
I wasn't really going into this season with the expectation that it would be better for Harmon's involvement. I went into it with the expectation that it would be a lot of flailing and crap caused by dealing with the baggage of season 4, the loss of Chevy Chase and the upcoming loss of Donald Glover. I was expecting a fiasco at best.
One element I would note as being Harmon-esque is the quick back and forth banter that he's so good at (e.g., the Annie/Jeff argument about teaching styles). I came into the show as a result of the D&D episode, and the very next episode I watched was the first documentary episode featuring Jeff and Britta in a similar routine regarding their fathers. That exchange had me crying with laughter, and hooked me on the show for good.
All that said, I don't agree with the fandom consensus that the final episode of season 4, featuring the darkest timeline, was all that bad. It didn't seem that far off of the season 3 episode with Abed, Annie and the Imaginarium (or whatever the hell it's called). Season 4 was a season of decent, but largely mediocre episodes; season 5 is off to a good start, and I look forward to more.