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1. Seriously, man? A thousand sloths in my yard?
And now, the answers:
Sara Marie wrote:
Or plant some bellsprouts, for a visitor-free environment. =)
Looking through the cards of the Zendikar set, I find that a number of those cards would make for great spells. From earlier, I have found that setting a level of 1 + 2 * (coloured-1) + colourless makes for a pretty good curve. This puts a RR1 spell at level 4, a WWW3 at level 8, and a B1 at 2. Some spells come with kicker or multikicker, just like many 5th edition spells. A good number of the spells could probably be simply replaced with D&D spells, like Cancel -> Dispel Magic, though you might want to keep the name. Another issue is that many of the cards more properly describe EVENTS, you know, Rumbling Aftershocks or Magma Rift. Still, that is no reason not to use them.
What is difficult, though, is the very effective removal spells. Destroy target green creature doesn't fit well with the D&D paradigm. My suggestion would be something akin to chaos hammer or the like, which does damage or forces a save, depending on level.
The schools should go, of course, to be replaced by the colours.
EDIT: I have also found, which I forgot to mention above, that global enchantments should get a +2 to their level due to affecting several targets.
Communism is a religion. It has the same appeal to "goodness" (obedience), the same transcendent Vision (the Classless society), the same unbridled dogmatism and fragmentation, the same disdain for outsiders, the same moralism and suppression of sexuality, and the very same violent aggression toward competitors (other religions) just as soon as they become the dominant part in a society.
Communism being atheist is very old by now, and still just as useless.
Norman Osborne wrote:
Minority? Really? Well, if so, I am another. It wouldn't be so bad if they had even tried developing asian Psylocke's character, but that never seemed to happen.
Well, okay. Hulk is Korean-American. Spider Man is at the center of a gaggle of Spider-Whatsits, but still Peter Parker? Considering the reaction to Ben Reilly... And then there is the ever-lovable Punisher, who has not yet been replaced by a woman. Or maybe he isn't A-list anymore? Ah yes, Daredevil?
I dunno. And I do apologize if I come across as crass/racist/whatever. I just don't think it's necessarily good storytelling to use the same recipe over and over.
My Marvel-reading days ended with Civil War, which had me questioning the sanity of every character involved. And the writers. I guess I shouldn't criticize what I am no longer a part of.
Marvel has a s%&$load of heroes, admittedly, but their A-level heroes are a rather condensed group. Depending on how you count, of course. With this, we now have:
Wolverine, now a woman. Thor, now a woman. Spider-man, not replaced but with Spider-Gwen, a woman. Iron Man, now a woman and black. Captain America, replaced by a man and a woman. Not having followed it all, what has happened to Nick Fury, Cyclops, Mr Fantastic and Dr Strange?
Perhaps it's good business sense, and really, a lot of these characters grew stale and overused ages ago. But... too much replacement, too quickly? Is it really such a fresh perspective that a big hero becomes a woman if that same thing happened to the last six big heroes to have a new storyline?
A good character is a good character, whether male or female. It may be that these are all remarkable characters in nuanced, interesting, fresh storylines. It just seems to be the new thing, and like every other such thing, it is overdone.
And of course, it will be changed back in not too long, if past performance is anything to go by.
What you need is short episodes, or at least ones where you can set a harsh time limit and succeed anyway. This means, as stated, that the objectives need to be entirely clear from the get go. There should also not be too much contact with society, unless the commanders are ok with serious collateral damage. This structure cuts out anything that relies on mystery and research. If you want to do it anyway, extensive reworking with division into sub-objectives and a trip for each might do it, letting someone else deal with clues found. Also, of course, the squad is meant to struggle life and death against their commanders.
So, the only one I can really see is Shattered Star.
Really? You're seriously arguing this? Heh.
Okay. We have two points. You can, as you say, draw a line through them. Then you can claim that whatever the two points measured you can now predict just by looking at that line.
But all you really have is two points. The claim that the line now corresponds to anything at all is merely your conjecture. You can extrapolate that line and say "Hey, in 20XX, Paizo will for certain publish another collected edition of an AP. Just look at the line!" Considering that they have specifically stated that we shouldn't read anything into the fact that they now publish that second collected edition, i.e. that the line you speak of has no relevance whatsoever, you'd be making a claim out of the blue, wouldn't you?
If someone thinks A should be done because the bible says so, such as resistance to gay marriage motivated by the famous Leviticus quote, and the horrors of Sodom and Gomorrah, then it IS a religious issue for them. If someone speaks for an organization of a large number of christians about these same things, and those cristians largely support this because the bible says so, then it IS a religious issue for the person speaking AND for the organization.
I don't think you have to go further in this. See, gay marriage is literally only a problem on religious grounds.
The young queen was sold by her family, who had mistreated her horribly, to marry the aging despot of Korvosa.
But the castle holds many secrets, and in the deep vault, she found him. He had been mighty, a powerful lord, and now he was imprisoned. She sensed the danger from his first word to her... But he set her soul on fire. It would be the deepest treachery to acknowledge her feelings. And yet, he is the first who has ever loved her. Theirs is a love that will shake the pillars of heaven.
Curse of the Crimson Throne is a romantic adventure path, following the growth of a young girl into a woman.