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Mammon Cultist

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Revenge of the lost pig!

...maybe that is lvl 2.


I... Ummm....

The next poster will now quickly change the subject. Quickly.


Ditto.


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SUCK-el.


Yes. It exists. Even the swiss format tournaments.

The next poster just got a wish.


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We call them teenage girls, today. Twilight did horrible things to humanity.


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*whispers to blonde martial artist, a knight, a green-haired girl, a jungle child, a yeti, a maniac with a mask and chainsaw, a ninja, a blonde general woman, a doppleganger, a young girl with a large puffy hat, a bearded old man, a relic hunter and a white-haired guy, all collected in an airship, the whereabouts of Kefka*

*brings out the popcorn to watch*


I have found that The Player of Games by Banks is a pretty darn good novel. It isn't without its handwave technology, but in general, that isn't the focus.

If you are looking for something more humorous, Accelerando by Stross or Cryptonomicon by Stephenson could fit your bill.


Yes. More sex with corpses. Less spanking of children. Now.


I tip the lava pit over TFF, where he may or may not dissolve perfectly, but the thing about lava is, even if you are immune to fire, lava hardens and TFF will make for a charming statue. I will name the resulting statue "Woman's cruelty to man".


I learned the wheel well enough not to use it for some time. Just sayin'. :)


Granted! He makes sure to change the laws first, making it legal to invade other countries.

I wishthe greats of human history were alive again to guide us.


Rysky: da da BUMM-bah da da BUMM bah!


I smash a large rolling ball with three small holes into the upside down bowling pin.


Unless someone is a sadist and the child is undead... *whistles innocently*... Not much that I can see. Let's go back to discussing sex with corpses and life-hungering affronts to nature like we should.


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Lord Snow wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
Like all other settings, a megadungeon becomes valid only by the vibrancy of its setting. This is acheived by theme, style, plots, NPCs, events and so on. A million rooms full of monsters doing nothing is indescribably boring. Divide it up into communities, nations, heck, even civilizations, make memorable NPCs, interesting and far-reaching plotlines, dastardly villains, interesting problems, differentiated "terrains" and so on, and you have something far better... though it doesn't fit the traditional (Undermountain etc) megadungeon concept very well anymore.
I believe what you describe is just a setting.

Precisely. :-)


Tiburtius the Moldy One. Because he's... Ummmm. Yeah.


Granted! You write it and send it in. Then like Rowling, you get massive numbers of refusals, but unlike her, nobody eventually publishes it.

I wish for a happy resolution of the Palestine conflict.


No. Now he won't.


Kajehase wrote:
That's still better than Bergen.

"There has been no rain in Bergen this last day." - Norwegian weather report (true story!)


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Regarding costs of TTRPG as a hobby.

1. Consider the costs of parachuting as a hobby.
2. Be happy.


Pathological sadism! = sadism


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Yes... but the centidungeons are just depressing.


The planes.

The next poster has an opportunity to get rid of a piece of hirself. If only they didn't have to make such a deal for it.


Fabius Maximus wrote:

Blood is rather salty.

Lightminder wrote:
Only Islam successfully invaded it and stayed for any length of time.

That's because it is not - contrary to popular opinion, and much like communism - a system of government.

"You want me to pay what? And work for who? Sure. But first, let's play a game of hide and seek..."

Well... I always thought the Quran was pretty clear on how the government should work. YMMV.


Lost pig!


No.


The worst part of the swedish criminal care system is apparently the jails, with exceedingly long times without trial and rather frequent suicides. It is something the EU has criticized us for repeatedly.


GM says: The door off the arena floor closes and locks behind you, the gate opens... and a massive giant scorpion moves toward you!
GM means: Nothing in speculative fiction has ever matched the genius of Deathtrap Dungeon.


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GM says: Suddenly, hill giants!
GM means: If you think I should run the game instead of the usual GM, I'm gonna run it my way!


First, I went with rarely used avatars for a while. Then I found this one, apparently a priestess of Mammon from some module or AP installment. It is an exquisite image, with the obscene head shell, the hanging pieces of fabric that look like someone's drapes had a bad day, and her disapproving expression is lovely, precisely on the verge of a caricature. It properly reflects how I feel here only rarely. :-)


I would also recommend The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers.


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Death by being rolled over? :-) ...sorry.


It also assumes what you are taught is an important part of who you become as an adult.


Writer's block is a catch all term for a few very different situations. One is that you are a lazy bum, but if so, solve it. The others are more interesting. One is that you have focused too long on this, and you need something fresh. The answer here is to get new experiences some way. Try doing something you don't usually do. Try ballet, museums, concerts, sports events, movies, read a new kind of book, whatever gets you in a new mood. You may also need some rest from it, so take a day or two off. The last real cause is that you are doing something wrong. Your mind is telling you something already done doesn't work. Try retracing your steps, see if writing something differently helps. And, of course, it may be a signal that you don't want to do what you are doing. Honesty is a very good policy with writer's block.


Granted! You win the internet, the moment before it is shut down by the NSA.

I wish rust monsters existed in China.


Ireland in particular seems like an unfair comparison, considering their deeply divided political situation, armed resistance since several decades back, several large bombings, and so on. It was interesting to see Northern Ireland when I was there in 1992. The cities were much like cities elsewhere, but the inland and smaller towns showed the conflict clearly, with british soldiers on every main street in booths with automatic rifles, patrols in the countryside by heavily armed soldiers, and so on.


I dunno, I felt it might have been a bad idea to

Spoiler:
tell Ronan to "really bring it down hard",

considering.


Or... At least that is what I want people to think.

The next poster is thinking of starting a soul-storage business to provide an alternative.


Orthos wrote:

Well, that escalated predictably.

Of course it did.


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"Nothing goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast. I always catch it!"


Wrong with a capital W? Why am I not surprised? And lucky you, I guess, who instead gets The Truth shipped to your door, directly from the impartial IPCC?


Heh. The barbarians had ample help from basically everyone else in keeping the Ages Dark. And of course, Rome was no longer the most important part of the empire anymore. I would say tearing down the power structures of the church would be a good idea to minimize the time needed for recovery.

And no, a Sustainable world is by no means a requirement for everything humanity does. Sustainability means stuff can be kept as they currently are indefinitely. Humanity is better at adapting than sustaining. I would say an Adaptable future is a better idea.


Angstspawn wrote:

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Sissyl

Obviously crosses are still burning in some people's mind...

The Klan is an organization that did exactly this, yes. Collectivist a~#$+!~s. They are a good example why group-think represents the very worst in humanity.


We are not goblins, gobbo. And there is nothing preventing a number of individuals working together. It IS a matter of degree.


It is thought by people who already see themselves that way to be the only way to fight back against such exploitation.


It is also a question of how the state has handled the principles of Rule of Law. In a state where people get locked up with no explanation why, where people are sent to other countries for torture, where the state tortures people openly, where everything of interest to the public is classified, where people are subjected to intrusive searches and radiation when traveling, and so on... why should the police act any better? The police force in every country is always an area that bears watching for misuse of power - but they aren't going to do a better job than those above them demand. This situation isn't going to change unless some very high-level orders and policies are publicly investigated, torn up, and restitutions are made.


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Then don't kill them, obviously. If they are a real person that associates with a group, it's murder. It is when they see themselves as merely a part of a group that they become valid targets.

Really, I am not serious. The mere problems involved in finding out what they are thinking makes it obviously unworkable.

However: There are so many ways to lose your individuality today. Everyone and their grandma wants you to give up your individuality, replacing it with obedience toward whatever. The idea of the well-oiled society where each person is merely a cog turning smoothly along with everyone else is surprisingly popular despite decades of suffering as consequences of the attempts that were made toward this in various places. If not nations, religions or organizations, it's mobs, riots and the like.

NOBODY should use these techniques to reach their goals. Humanity DOES answer to it, but the consequences are always terrible. And a response to it could be to only value the lives of these people as much as they value their own individuality. Consider it a thought experiment.


Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Sissyl wrote:

Hmph. Whether you killing someone is terrible should be dependent on how much that person considers him/herself a person. Thus, kill someone who does, that's murder, standard procedure. Someone who sees him/herself only as part of a collective, well, we don't consider ourselves to be murderers for clipping our toenails.

Everything would be SO much better if we could abandon the collectivistic, primitive conditioning processes on the trash heap of history.

I don't think gunning down human beings because they took stuff will make us better.
No. Not because they took stuff. Because they consider themselves to only be part of a group.
I just think that's a very low bar for murder.

It isn't murder if the person killed is only part of a group and sees him/herself as such. We aren't murderers for clipping toenails.


Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Sissyl wrote:

Hmph. Whether you killing someone is terrible should be dependent on how much that person considers him/herself a person. Thus, kill someone who does, that's murder, standard procedure. Someone who sees him/herself only as part of a collective, well, we don't consider ourselves to be murderers for clipping our toenails.

Everything would be SO much better if we could abandon the collectivistic, primitive conditioning processes on the trash heap of history.

I don't think gunning down human beings because they took stuff will make us better.

No. Not because they took stuff. Because they consider themselves to only be part of a group.

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