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Rysky wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
The one with the most slaves at 12 wins?
A cleaver to the face?

Hopefully. :-)


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KingOfAnything wrote:
Season 8 is totally going to be the year of Aviation. I'm maxing my Fly skill and Knowledge ( planes).

TAIL SPIN!!!


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The "woe" crowd here has an interesting situation. First, they say that a +1 luck bonus to AC is not overpowered, not dangerous to the game, there are better things out there, etc. Then they try to convince us that the jingasa is now "eviscerated" now that it doesn't have the luck bonus to AC. Well, which is it? Is it overpowered and a problem (and if so, why protest the errata?) or is it nothing special (and if so, why whine that it is gone?)?


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Shadowdeath is always a good one. Or Anguishtorment Bloodrose III.


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And they are wrong. You guys are a class act. Issuing errata is a minefield, and lots of people get unhappy no matter what you do, but you do it well. My compliments. Going without errata is far worse than losing a +1 luck bonus to AC helmet.


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Blaaarghadise?
Excremily?
Miss Vomipenny?


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Letric wrote:

How is reactionary a problem? It's literally half a feat, Imp Initiative giving +4.

+2 AC ONLY ONLY if you invested a trait. That's not a problem on the item.
So, you could avoided a crit? Why is that op? I just don't get it.
You're basically protecting yourself against the randomness of the d20, which can outright kill you, for no particular reason, which is completely unfun.

If you're not familiar with the term unfun, please try playing Middle Earth Role Playing Game.
You walked intro a trap. DM rolls, you get stabbed in the heart, you're dead.

Death should be a consequence of poor decisions/strategies, not a random 20 on a Scythe used by an orc barbarian with 26 STR.

Reactionary is half a feat. You can also take both, giving you a +6 Init before Dex. That is huge. It means your entire party (all sadly bullied as children) can go before any monster gets a chance. They do not, usually, get traits, hmmm?

As for the unfun of playing MERP, I am sure I can't agree with that. There seems to be quite a few people who like it and find it fun. And whether death should come only as a consequence of bad planning and strategies, well, that is an opinion you are quite entitled to. Different people want different things from the game.

This reminds me of my early days of Magic the Gathering. In the original set was a spell called Channel. It let you get mana for life, letting a deckbuilder do some quick damage, then channel/fireball to kill the opponent, leaving them with 1 life. If this was countered, they conceded. In short, it was pitiful and stupid. WotC banned Channel, setting off a storm of rage about how they hurt the game and should have banned Fireball instead. See, there was also Disintegrate that had mostly the same effect the Channel morons could use, but Channel itself was irreplaceable to them. After this ban, the game was much better.


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Oh dear... flaming bikes incoming...


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Traditionally, it's been just Norman, MJ and Black Cat. Aunt May was a big reveal.

Then again, what makes it even weirder is someone like him HAVING a secret identity at all these days.


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A doughnut chart means you have to extrapolate the dividing lines between fields into the center. At least I have to. I suppose I find them less intuitive than pie charts. But then, pie charts are a central part of Powerpoint poisoning, so meh.


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"Nod. Get treat." is a pretty good contender for memedom.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:

And yet people are explicitly demanding gratitude from players here.

You are also ascribing things to me that do not hold true.

No. He showed where you wrote exactly what he claimed.


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A GM puts work into GMing, or the results are generally poor. A player only puts in time into the campaign outside the sessions if he or she wants to. If the player doesn't, nothing bad happens. In at least some cases, a player who puts in a lot of time between sessions then uses the newfound rules loopholes to disrupt the campaign.

Don't try to frame it as the players doing the GM a favour. You know, if you have GMed, how much work it is. Sure, it is done because the GM wants to do it... but the GM also assumed the responsibility for doing that work over a long time specifically to entertain the players. It IS a commitment worthy of respect. Whether you see that or not speaks mostly of you. Calling it an opportunity cost would likely mean I would prefer to see you do something else as well, if it was my campaign.


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Well, look at it this way: If you don't accept the GM having the final word in conflicts, that is what you get. Sometimes the important point is that SOMEONE has the final word.


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If a player points out an error I have made in the rulebook, I expect the player to have understood the rule in question. I expect him to state it clearly and accept my ruling of it. Like it or not, the rules are not always very clear, multiple interpretations are possible. Or there are conflicting rules. And if we are to have a discussion about it, that happens AFTER the game.

See, one of the most annoying situations I have ever been in was one player who did not understand the rules himself, and because he did not, he kept questioning my rules applications to the point that EVERY. SINGLE. Piece of rules effect was debated. And when I told him to show me what the rules said, he was wrong again and again. Eventually, I put the smackdown on his passive aggressive rules whining by saying that he, specifically, was not allowed to make rules questions during play AT ALL. It cost us several hours of rules whining before I did.


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Double x is pronounced something like a non-toning "djunze".


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Decision not to read more Marvel comics is paying off every day, it seems...


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Bucky is a good person. And despite knowing he did all those things, during mind control he couldn't break, he still had to doubt whether he had done everything he could so as to end the hold they had over him. All the time. He knows he did those things, and he assumes responsibility for them, despite not really being able to affect it. I found it impressive.


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Is there a button for not sharing the data with the government, various companies, international entities, law enforcement organizations, etc?

Is there any sort of transparent routine to show that this is enforced?

If no to either, be careful and draw your own conclusions.


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Depending on what you want them for. Feed for vampire chickens, not so much.


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OBVIOUS TROLL IS OBVEOS wrote:
Tells posters to man up or go home and write a story if you can't beat pathfinder

To you, I have only one thing to say:

*badass pause*

If he doesn't kill orc babies in a burning orphanage because a demon told him he would need not to or everyone is doomed and he missed that last part, does a paladin fall?


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That's more like it, ya bunch of losers!!!

*fires an RPG round straight up-ish*

Let's see where this one lands!


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Yeah, about as stupid as starting a rebellion because someone added a tax to tea...


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uhhhhh wut?


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If the bomb drops, we're all gonna go a@#&+%#. Start collecting GUNZ and murderize everyone else. For fun. And maybe food. But mostly fun. And eventually, we'll be all Mad Max.


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FOR F&@&'S SAKE PEOPLE!!! WE'VE BEEN THROUGH THIS!!!! YOU'RE SOUNDING LIKE YOU'RE HAVING TEA AND DISCUSSING TAX LAW, DAMMIT!!! THIS!!! IS!!! FLAME WAR!!!

*kicks Cthulwho? into a convenient pit in slomo*

*hands out rocket launchers to all who want one*


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Well, my evaluation of the situation still stands. If push comes to shove, no game is better than a bad game. I have enough toxic personality-problem induced crap in other areas of my life to spend my escapism dealing with it as well.


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Then the problem is Dave, nothing else. Which suggests a simple fix.


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Indeed. But the argument is easy: "Don't complain, Dave. You aren't playing a healer either, are you?"


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Well, the comic version of Civil War was an awful travesty. It was what got me to stop reading Marvel comics. Let us just be glad they chose something entirely different.


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Does he? That really remains to be seen. He seems to be doing all right for himself in getting the nomination...


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Lucky they fixed up that system with alternate progressions like the Path of the Beast. :-)


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Everybody assumes Molten dragon is Molten as in lava. He isn't. He is Molten as in "bitten by a radioactive ice cream that had been too long in the sun".


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I would love to see a MAP of the sodding place.


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If we're discussing this, I can't help but feel we should widen the discussion to the concept of archetypes. In much the same way lots of people have arachnophobia but would not react in the same way to a kalashnikov, there are concepts we humans seem to react to in a very primal way. By and large, these are the things set down in mythology. And, very evidently in books like Lord of the Rings, using them gets a response from us. Of course, we also know the old myths, and are not that interested in reading a simple retread. We want the archetypes, but ALSO, we want something about them we can recognize from our own situation. Written right after the second world war, LotR borrows themes rather aggressively from that conflict, even if I will not claim it is a straight retelling as some would say.

The hunger games is the story of Jeanne D'Arc in a sci-fi dystopia. Harry Potter. Spider Man. And so on and so forth, we get mythology, with a different sensibility.

As for fantasy worlds, it's pretty much the same thing. You need enough archetypes to make our mythological hunger start ticking, set with modern themes. Forgotten Realms is largely mythological, but also more than a little superhero-themed with great archmages, pig farming with huge amounts of description of shoemaker shops, discussions of merchant guilds and their tactics, and so on. Golarion spans the range of technology from neolithic age to 19th century or so, and so on.

We need both myth and modern.


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Lord of Light. So much this. They even made a movie about NOT making a movie about it...


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Killing a villain is not necessarily a loss for evil as such. There will be others clawing their way to the top of the pile. Some villains actually hold back the darkness through inefficiency. For a RL example, the allies decided in 1944 not to try to assassinate Hitler for this very reason.

But all of this misses the point: You don't do good by doing evil. You can't ignore the means you use. Waterboarding people IS EVIL. If you use evil means to get there, the Higher Goal you seek will be tainted by that. And if you're discussing GMing for a paladin character, you need to stop being a jerk by putting them in situations that can't be won by your judgements.


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R2-FU wrote:

*beepbeepbeepbeepBOOOOOPBOOOOOPBOOOOOPBOOOOOPbeepbeepbeepbeepbwiiiiiiipBWOR P!**

* = filty, filthy signal directed at That Damn Paper Clip

You seem to be trying to communicate. Would you like some help with that?


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Hunt, the PugWumpus wrote:
I bet 20 quatloos on R2-FU over Clippy.

You seem to be trying to improve your economic situation. Would you like some help with that?


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You seem to be debating punctuation. Would you like some help with that?


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...and R2D2.


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The only reasonable way of doing it is giving them a time limit.


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You seem to be having an inflamed alignment debate thread. Do you need help with that?


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Thing is, XIII-2 is pretty much the opposite of XIII. When people complained about the corridor nature of XIII, SE listened, and made a game that focused entirely on player choice. I gave up on XIII, but LOVED XIII-2.


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That thread is among the stickiest on this or any other forum...


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Anything dry enough, salty enough, or sugary enough keeps virtually forever. Jam opened and then left for a decade in the fridge will most likely be perfectly fine. The only way to get something to keep even longer is to remove all oxygen from it. Tin cans and bog corpses both function along that principle. But if you DO get a little air in, the environment will become anaerobic, opening the door to infection by various anaerobic bacteria. Of these, clostridium botulinum is the best-known. It has a poison, among the strongest poisons known to man, that causes paralysis. Of course, this poison is what people inject in their foreheads to look younger, botox.


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Succubi of the Inner Sea is not going to be an easy book to get published...


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Make it cool to play a cleric. Show them awesome clerics. Let them fight some of them, see others in action. Give an extra skill point or two if needed. Make the divine parts of the world present in various ways. Make temples important actors.

The problem with playing a cleric is twofold: That everyone expects you to be their healbot, and that you have a massive number of spells on your spell list and need to choose among them, i.e. learn about all of them.

So, if someone starts a cleric character, support them in playing the way they want to. Make it clear that a cleric is far, far more than the healbot it used to be in earlier editions.

Direct the player to a suggested pool of spells for his concept, if you can.


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A really tired kid will often be hyperactive. Thus, when you give a tired non-hyperactive kid sugar, it will get a short term blood sugar increase that will help it function and not be as tired. However, sugar passes, and by that point the kid will be tired and maybe hyperactive. This has nothing to do with a sugar buzz. Caffeine, now...

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