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The first thing I would say for such a module is why would anyone want to play it? I show up to a game and I'm told my wizard can't cast spells, I'm going home, it doesn't matter what you do to encounters at that point.
The second thing I would say is don't be lazy. There is no formula for you changing half the rules of the game. Fighting a vampire in a no wealth game is vastly different than fighting a tiger in a no wealth game, even if they are the same cr.
I agree with this 100%. Being in this exact situation and getting told this exact thing soured me on a company that I otherwise really liked.
On further reflect, I'd say, yes....I'll agree it is religious discrimination. That's how it's written, with the caveat this is something that directly affects Asian Americans currently due to the background of many of them as well.
I have no doubt that it hits that racial group more than others, I'm simply stating that the quote you provided didn't add to your case. I'm not arguing with you, just saying your evidence doesn't support it.
The first ID...was NOT an In State ID. That stated, I did have in-state ID issued directly from the city...
A library card is not an ID in any real sense of the word. (As an Oklahoman, I'm going to be having to deal with this soon enough, Okla drivers liscenses aren't going to be enough to board planes in a couple years. Thankfully, tribal IDs are sufficient so I get off easier than some people who'll actually have to get a passport.)
but was told when I was getting it out that it had to be local, and since the address was NOT in city limits...basically, the address was not local enough. I then had other forms of ID beyond that, but as they did not have my picture on it, they stated those would not count.
If you tried to provide an ID that said you lived out of state, and then when told that wouldn't work you tried to provide a second ID that said you lived somewhere else, I wouldn't rent to you either.
Is that specific enough? I thought I went over that already in the first post.
Yes, that was specific enough. And no, you didn't go over it in the first post.
Your best bet is to just shake it off. Were you discriminated against? Possibly. I greatly doubt it will be the last time. People suck, it happens. Just remember, their negative actions and attitude are not a reflection on you, it is a reflection on them.
Your quote specifically says it will burn the mosque down with ALL the worshippers inside. Doesn't matter if those worshippers are white or not. (Remember, I was addressing the quote you put in your post.)
I do find it interesting that you totally avoided saying rather or not you had an in state ID for the rental place, so I'll ask again. Was your ID an in state ID?
Vincent Takeda wrote:
One full round of attacks will kill any 3 first level characters you care to draw up. And its only 1 round if you're an idiot, a summoner has it for a minute, other classes have ways of at least extending it to 2 rounds, and that's plenty.
Sounds like you're just wanting people to tell you its a good idea, but no one will because it isn't, it is a horrible idea.
Honestly I'd probably say there is no need to worry about delivering on time or even spending the money where it is supposed to go, just claim a crisis happened, you don't even need to say what from the responses I've seen around here, but that isn't a best practice, just par for the course.
The one practice I would suggest, be up front about who is working on a project and what experiences they have. Other than that I think you all have covered everything I used to say.
And as soon as I say that one more, be official. Don't do a kick starter for a product in your name. Create a business, and I mean legally not just thinking of a name, and do your kickstarter through that business. While I loathe individuals who renig on their kickstarter promises there's no need for anyone to lose their house because they couldn't refund a project that failed.
Sounds like they didn't want you to bring it back, complain it didn't work, and want your money back. Was your ID in state?
Also, your quote does very, very little to help prove your case on racial discrimination. Religious discrimination against muslims? Sure. I live in Oklahoma, no doubt in my mind there.
I certainly don't want to stain anyone's reputation over this. I've spoken to those with concerns; we've cleared the air a bit and I think we've reached an understanding. I'm just waiting to hear back from one of the individuals involved, but I agree, a reasonable solution is to credit every author involved, something I intended to do if we ever got the book to print.
The time to figure stuff like this out is before the kickstarter, not in the middle of the kickstarter after someone calls you out on it. If you're this careless on something this important, how do you treat the rest of the work?
Free metamagic is a big offender (rods, spell perfection, Generalist wizards) summoning is obnoxiously powerful at low levels but can be dealt with if the summoner isn't tough, unfortunately with free con that's never the case. Save or sucks are rarely a problem. Monsters I use tend to have strong spell defenses.
Then ban free metamagic.
I've run on nearly nothing to WBL x3. The core issue is that casters use wealth better than martial so no amount of altering Wealth is going to work. When I tried giving the party big bonus weapons they'd sell them and give a ton of the money to casters for magical power.
Yes, casters use wealth better, but if you jack up the prices on castery things and lower the price on sharp pointy things, the discrepancy will be lowered.
Going with E6/E8 or even Dungeon World handles the problem better than penalizing characters for their class. Penalizing people for playing what they enjoy is just anti-fun.
So here's some questions:
Has the caster / martial divide actually hurt your games? If so, how? Was it certain spells in particular? Look at fixing those.
What wealth do you run at? Martials need wealth far more than casters do. Alternatively, if you want to punish characters for the classes they choose, do it here, lower the price of weapons, raise the price of scrolls / purchasing spells for spell books, pearls of power, etc.
Personally, I'm a sucker for assassins backed up with some magic, I loved both Taltos and Kylar. (Before Vlad's marriage fell apart and he got whiney.)
I like it when magic is awe inspiring. I can understand how toned down magic is easier to work with but this is fantasy, be bold, fill me with wonder make me go "Oh, wow!" And if someone can do the oh wow, let others react to them appropriately.
For an example of that I'm going to use the book something from the nightside. When the main character addresses a group of demonic other worldly beings and demands they stop their activities they demand to know who addresses them. He tells them his name and they say ok and "Farewell sweet prince, remember us when you come into your kingdom." He hasn't even done anything impressive at that point in the book, but you suddenly know he's kind of a big deal. So much better than just telling us he's a big deal, like say Zedd, in the Seeker series who doesn't do anything impressive for like 6 books despite being the world's premiere wizard.
That is exactly what I was saying.
Never seen a thread get more than half, also more than 100, posts get removed and stay open. I think I'm impressed. On topic:
What do y'all think about people who go to movies, pay for one then go to various movies over the course of a day? Douches for the special hell or sticking it to the man?
First, the policemen involved in the shooting have been suspended with pay pending investigation. Second, all we have is the word of an attorney who refused to release the name of the person who did the autopsy or the autopsy report. I think we should wait on at least one of those two things before we get up in arms about it.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
You think the dragon is going to pay a humanoid to make his armor for him? The humanoid's payment is his life. Heck, what better reason for keeping a small army of kobolds around is there than that they are making you things?
Usagi Yojimbo wrote:
That doesn't mean they weren't coerced into getting it.
Honestly I like the idea but I'm not sure about the execution, experienced combatants are going to be able to read their enemy's movements and react to even minor changes on the fly, your system doesn't allow for that much. Beyond that penalizing martial characters by making full attacks risky is bad.
I'll usually try and ignore it, but if I can't I will say something once, after that I'm going to go get the staff. It just isn't worth it to confront people now days, you never know when someone is one comment away from pulling a knife or a gun.
Despite the down playing of very serious side effects and some very barbaric lines of treatment, keep in mind, these medicines generally (not always of course, but much more oftten than not) are very good for the people that need them and often lead to a signifint improvement in the quality of a person's life.
Would you equally object to a doctor giving someone who was bleeding out (say from trauma) a transfusion if they had a braclet saying they opted not to take another individual's blood for religious reasons? We'll even say the person is unconscious so you can't simply ask them.
Eta: Or, to avoid the religious topic assume they are under the influence and cannot consent to a life saving, emergency, procedure.
Freehold DM wrote:
The person whom I got my information on ECT from received it less than 2 years ago. And saying that person hated it, is not nearly strong enough language to describe how the person felt and still feels about it. To this day the person experiences anxiety simply plugging something into an electrical outlet, to say nothing of the damage it caused.
With respect to antidepressants, Yeah, there is a suicide risk attached. There is also a weight gain risk attached. The suicide risk has given most meds in that category a considerable and deserved black eye, as that particular type of med(can't remember the exact category) was providing energy to counter the lethargy associated with depression while doing little to help with the actual depression. There's also a dosage related issue there, but that is something that leads to arguments more often than not, so I'm not really going to go into that.
My point wasn't to try and say that anti-depressants (or any psychiatric medications for that matter) are bad, far from it. I am, however, trying to show that they can and sometimes do have SERIOUS side effects that don't deserve to be waved off with "a pound or two" and "inability to achieve sexual release, which you probably weren't doing anyways cause you're depressed" type comments.
Forcing someone to take meds? I know in the State of New York, you have to go to court to prove that, and at the end of the day, someone can decide to NOT take meds at all, and deal with the consequences on all levels. That can be a long path, and if there's a whiff of violence you could find yourself committed involuntarily. Things have changed a great deal since my first day at work to today in that area, and while I think things have improved, I don't think they are perfect yet, I do think they are moving, glacially, in a direction where everyone involved- patient, family, medical staff- has a voice and a part to play in the decision.
It isn't just going to court. It is court, doctors visits, and quite possibly other consequences (as you mention), none of which are cheap or easy. And here in Oklahoma, I'd say things are a long LONG way away from being perfect.
ETA: I am not a health care professional.
@Sissyl: You know (or should know) that I respect you, but I think you are seriously downplaying the risks associated with medications and forced treatment. Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of the following.
@Everyone Else: The following is not the norm, however, I'm going to discuss it because it does exist.
Let's talk about depression, Sissyl mentioned the side effects include gaining a pound or two. First, "a pound or two" is possible, but going from a normal, healthy weight to morbidly obese is also possible, and can bring its own serious health (both physical and mental) risks. Second, one of the biggest risks in anti-depressants is an increased risk of suicide (usually in the first week or so of treatment) when people are regaining their motivation to act, but their vision is still colored by a lack of hope.
But there are treatments far more distressing than being forced into anti-depression medication. Say the anti-depressants don't help (and they don't help everyone), you may get to be graduated to ECT* which has a whole host of permanent side effects including permanent brain damage (which is actually the goal of ECT) and permanent nerve damage.
If you don't know what ECT is, you might know it by its more common name, electric shock therapy, aka. where they strap you to a table, face down so you don't choke on your own vomit, and try and destroy enough of your brain so you're not depressed any more.
Also, the process of getting someone declared incompetent against their will (which is what the whole force them into medical treatment relies upon), is neither easy nor cheap (especially if you want it to be done quickly, which if there's serious problems you would want). You'll have a leg up if the person is an immediate relative, but if the person is functioning (which many people with depression and mania are) then you're in for a serious struggle and you're not guaranteed to win, even if you're right.
BNW and I agree on something. The world has gone mad.
Can anyone explain what a piece of "honest" game journalism would look like? I honestly can't really conceive of it. What can a game review actually be except for an extension of game advertising? Are honest game reviews supposed to be objective or something? How would that even be possible if the review is literally just the opinion of the journalist? What else could it possibly be?
Go to endzeitgeist.com and read some of his reviews of third party products for pathfinder.
Scott Betts wrote:
In a perfect world where everything is simple and provable in court and won't interrupt on going police investigations,then probably. But here's a question, why is it being exposed? I watched the first few minutes of the first video, you know what I got? That a woman had sex with some people outside of her relationship and the vlogger doesn't care. Don't know who the guys were, don't know if they pressured her into it or if she offerred in exchange for something, etc.
Ok, ignoring the fact that there is no solid evidence this happened beyond the word of an extremely biased source...
Welcome to the real world. This (and much worse) happens. A lot. In every industry. The food you believe safe, the drugs you believe will make you well, the brake pads that will protect you and your loved ones, even our precious table top rpg community, they all have flawed and outright bad people working on them. Trust no one.
CR 5 ish encounter for a party that's ECL 7 or so. They should manage just fine, though as always with axes there's a chance of Crit, you're dead. (Not a high one, with 4th level characters, if they were smart enough not to tank Con, but it is there.)
The race builder is very, VERY, badly balanced. I would not use it to try and make a balanced race, nor allow my players to do the same. Instead, use it as a starting off point, and then make tweaks to balance as necessary.
Simon Legrande wrote:
They say 1:68 children has some form of autism, am I the only one who sees that as utterly ludicrous? Am I the only one who thinks too many people just want a drug to make the problems go away?
What are your qualifications to make that decision, because you are going against hundreds, if not thousands, of doctors, and thousands of hours of research.
I ran a soul thief for a bit and virtually all my feats went to expanded knowledge so I could steal the best powers from other lists. Boat loads of class features, and the best (and most spammable) powers = winning combination. That was a while ago and the vitalist might have been updated since then however, not that having energy missiles or astral constructs is ever a bad thing.
Given that they're the same person, does it matter?
Also, the idea of beauty is very different across the globe, as seen here.
I would probably rule that he can no longer summon his eidolon at all. If I thought this wasn't an attempt on his part to game the system, I might offer im a one time conversion to a normal summoner.
Am I the only one bothered by the fact that the assesment has a 31% pass rate?
That aside, basic algebra is extremely useful in every day life, but it is so second nature to most of us we don't even think about it. (I have 50 dollars to spend on concert tickets. Concert tickets are $10. How many can I buy? = [10x=50, solve for x.])
Then we're going to have to agree to disagree, because IMO: If someone is trying to kill you, you have every right to try and kill them back. The fact that they might have a legitimate reason to try and kill you doesn't invalidate that. Everyone, man, woman, child, soldier, etc. has a right to defend their own lives.
There is no need to try and make this personal, drop with the attacks.
Holy HELL man.. CONTRABAN? Contraban? I'm sorry, big brother israel thinks you can use that chicken sandwhich for TERROR CALORIES! If you're not on the brink of starvation they you could fight back! And we can't have that! You must be starving or the terrorists might almost put up a fight!'
What do you think happens to food that gets smuggled in? Do you think it goes to the poor who wouldn't otherwise get it, starving children perhaps? Or do you think it goes to the people who can afford it (and who wouldn't be going without anyways) or who are willing to do whatever it takes to get it, basically allowing Hamas to make slaves of their own people?
There are two reasons to smuggle, humanitarian and for profit. If Hamas isn't doing it as humanitarian aid, then it is for profit, and it doesn't matter what is smuggled, all it amounts to in the end is dollar signs (and that very likely translates to rockets fired at Israel).
No. It doesn't. Its ok to smuggle because NO ONE, no government, not your own, and certainly not the militaristic expansionist government of your occupiers, has the right to tell you that you can't have a damned sandwhich
Governments do it all the time my friend. "Sorry, your population is getting too fat, no more selling large sodas at ball games." "Sorry, raw chicken is deadly you can't serve it." (Its only deadly because we don't enforce standards to make it safe.) "Sorry, milk has to be refrigerated, you can't serve it warm." (Again, proper pasteurization techniques would allow milk to be stored on a shelf without problems.)
I never defended this land grab. I think you misread something.
ETA: I know what you're talking about. I was referring to the creation of Israel as a whole, not this particular land grab. I'm sorry if that wasn't clear in my previous posts.
Bleh. Six of one, half a dozen of the other then. Thank you for the link.
And Hamas "resistance fighters" have a duty not to involve civilians, yet it happens. They have as much responsibility for the deaths of their people as the Israelis.
That said, you're right about the practicality of what happens. What Hamas really needs is a damn good PR departmment in the EU.
And "every member of Hamas" was a terrible choice of words.
If you are asking me is it a justification to attack Israel, then sure, but they will lose, and cause more of their own people to die. This will also ensure the loss of land is permanent, and likely what Israel wants.
Honestly, what they should do is appeal to the U.N., and to Israel's courts. But if they go that route, any violence is going to ruin their claim, not that it is likely to be honored anyway. Maybe they could bbuy it back, a kind of rockets for land deal. Sucks to have to buy what you should already own, but it is probably their best chance.
Personally, I'd want to salt the entire thing and tell them to choke on it, but that would be a huge waste of resources and probably go over less well than rocket attacks.
If you have evidence they aren't being given basic human rights after being arrested I would like to see it.
In which case you can't argue that Israel doesn't have a right to invade and kill every member of Hamas they can, if one is at war, they both are.
Eta: If the food isn't being given away it is no different than any other contraband. Claiming that it is okay to smuggle it because it is just food implies it is being done as a humanitarian thing, not a for proffit which is used to buy weapons thing. To me, at least.