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Not made of anything particularly disgusting, no filigree, has no period of "attunement," and nothing to do with feces, rainbow-colored or otherwise.
Edit: Gonna have to shave off a point or two for the obvious (and inaccurate) cut-n-paste in the 2nd paragraph of the item's description. Sorry.
I think I've seen that Watchmen quote posted more than ten times to Williams' name or picture in the past 48 hours.
There was an article--one among hundreds I've seen in the past few days, so I don't recall where it originated--that focused on an interview he did a while ago where the interviewer brought up the "sad clown" archetype. Robin got very fixated on the idea, returning to it several times during the interview. Might be that someone is on to something there.
Kirth Gersen wrote:
I greatly appreciate this reply. Yesterday I had someone on my Facebook friends list also mention he was not much of a fan, but at the same time was extremely dismissive about the outpouring of grief and sense of loss being expressed by many others. Didn't remove him from my friends list, but his posts will now no longer appear on my feed, at least for the time being.
I'm sorry I pointed out how terrible a person was acting instead of just reporting it. I sometimes get the mistaken notion that people on the Internet are rational beings and will realize their mistakes if you just take the time to calmly point out how just how much of a jerk they're being to people while still trying to claim some sort of moral high ground.
Now rock music making u do things, now thats a sticky question. No i dont believe it will make u want to worship satan or kill ur family, no. But i do believe music is the oldest form of magic that goes on even today and that music will change ur moods (aka get u hyped up, extremely sad, sleepy, really happy, etc etc). So the music i could understand gettiing attention though i believe of course like most things, it got the wrong attention and handled teh wrong way.
Certainly music can alter a person's moods, but then so do most things. I love gaming and have a regular game once a week. When I have to miss the game, it can leave me tense the following week because I didn't have that emotional outlet to unwind.
The problem with most "<insert music here> made this person do this!" arguments is that they're usually attempting to swerve around obvious problems that are more likely suspects, either to push forward a lucrative lawsuit or sensationalize the story for the news, or as an outlet for the grief of parents not wanting to cope with guilt during a tragedy.
Case in point, when a suit was brought against Judas Priest by the parents of two young men who attempted suicide, claiming that subliminal lyrics caused them to do it. The fact that both of them were drunk at the time was secondary, and any existing psychological problems didn't seem to weigh in at all.
Their manager had it right. He said he didn't know what subliminals were, but if they put them onto albums, they wouldn't be telling fans to kill themselves. They'd say "buy seven copies."
As the writer for the race and class portions (excepting psionics, which is Andre's baby) I can address some of these.
The hacker is indeed going to be magical, as he is able to manipulate Hyper Reality and Virtual Reality in ways others cannot, so for all intents and purposes, he is a "wizard" where VR is concerned. The dangerous thing to consider is that the TAP is essentially a semi-organic computer that is integrated into your brain, wirelessly connected to the Global DataNet on some level at all times. A good enough hacker can literally get inside your head.
Add to this the genetic modification, which I'm guessing is for adding new races to the game. (If you're going to add new races, don't just add "Dwarf" "Elf" "Gnome" etc. Realize that genetically modified entities are, or were, consumer product at some point, and have to have some commercial viability to have been produced. Sure, dwarves sound great as as heavy world miners, but there are robotic mining machines already in place for such a purpose, and they can reach smaller crevices, harvest harder-to-reach ore veins, plus if a collapse happens, you don't have weepy-eyed media and concerned consumer audiences demanding expensive rescue efforts.)
As I mentioned in a prior post, this is Earth, 2090 CE. The genome is an open book and genetic manipulation for cosmetic purposes is an out-patient procedure you can get done at a shop in the mall. However, while we're converting Interface Zero into the Pathfinder rules-set, we're not using everything available in the Pathfinder rules. You won't find dwarves and elves as races. Will there be people that look like dwarves and elves running around? No doubt. Fandom is a weird thing. One can expect all sorts of strange, purely cosmetic effects being sported by the populace. However, the base races themselves are taken from the Interface Zero line-up from Savage Worlds, as follows.
When you get like Shadowrun, with magic and dragons overshadowing guns and chrome, it isn't cyberpunk. There's probably a good name for it, but I haven't seen it yet.
There are no dragons. There is no magic. This is Earth in the year 2090. There is artificial life, cybernetics, virtual reality, and people that have developed psychic abilities.
So yes, this is cyberpunk.
Congratulations, you're a pedant.
I love me some Malkovich, but talk about miscasting. The guy's name is Blackbeard, not White Van D+. Also, Edward Teach died in his late 30s.
Add to that part of the plot sounds like it was ripped directly from Black Sails (you can't kill me because you need information only I know...) and I'm going with "meh." Don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but Black Sails has managed to raise the bar for pirates and this doesn't look like it will get there.
Edit: Profanity filter strikes again. I guess there will never be a thread to discuss the Dick Van D$+% show...
The thing to remember is there is a difference between "hunger" (a physical craving for food) and "appetite" (a psychological desire for food).
The ring magically meets your body's desire for food, therefore it is never hungry. One might still have an appetite for food, having cravings for particular types of food that are purely psychological.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 6
I hope this encounter with the fiery fey ends peacably and Kereek emerges from it having learned the spell summon Danau
We have a hard enough time controlling Kereek as it is. Giving him access to a phlogistian faerie would be like giving a flamethrower to a pyromaniac during a field trip to an oil refinery.
That sounds like the type of attitude that's hard to break through. Sorry, Cal, but you've got a real dud on your hands there. I'd go with the previous suggestions of continuing to use 3PP material in your own games and allow the dazzle and the shine to hurt his myopic eyes.
Four basic types of cover; the last one covers (excuse the pun) the subject you're talking about:
The PRD wrote:
I mean, I can neither confirm nor deny at this time that those sorts of ideas have or will be addressed.
In other words, saying "+1 dagger (CL 3) (Destroyed)" doesn't make any sense, because there is no dagger any longer. It's been destroyed. It is no more. It has ceased to be. It is an ex-dagger.
no, originally han was supposed to die and lando was going to avenge him.And Lucas reportedly said something along the lines of "No one wants a dead Han Solo toy" when he kiboshed that plot point.
Missed an amazing marketing opportunity there, I think. It's something other franchises should jump on. Why HBO doesn't have a line of action figures based on the show is beyond me. "Get your Ned Stark action figure--with removable head--now!"
Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:
Moreover, it can be argued that any contract Mr. Sterling signed which abridged his freedom of speech was an illegal, unconstitutional, and therefore unenforceable one.
No, it can't. Here, have a civics lesson.
In other words, you can't be jailed, fined, or have legal action taken against you by the government for speaking your mind. That's what the first amendment means.
It doesn't mean you can't be ostracized, protested against, fined, fired, or otherwise punished for being a racist dick.