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RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 4,520 posts (4,633 including aliases). No reviews. 3 lists. 1 wishlist. 6 aliases.


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I love 3PP and am willing to give anything brought to me by a player a chance before telling them no.


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Jiggy wrote:
Just a Guess wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Ironically, the clearest examples of this tend to get deleted by the mods.
But sometimes there is a visible discrepancy about when they start modding. Its usually slower when the "there is no problem" fanboys start becoming insulting.
...Who? Are we still talking in the context of the whole experience-as-credibility thing? Or did you jump tracks over onto the recent surge in caster/martial disparity discussion? Or am I just derping really hard?

Wait I'm missing c/m Disparity discussion? Quick someone link me a thead I love those.


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markofbane wrote:

Hey, if the Koreans keep this up, can we get titles by our screen names. Like frequent RPG Superstar voters, only frequent Spam Flaggers?

Just kidding, of course. We definitely appreciate the time you put into keeping the boards clean for us!

I'll just take an overall survivor of the spam wars tag for every account active during this time.

I know it would be a pain but could it be set up where the first few new threads by a new account have to be checked before they go live?


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Irontruth wrote:
Lou Diamond wrote:

Has anyone heard the latest news from the Solar science community? They predict that the sun is going to experience a cooling cycle in the next 15 to 20 years that will mean the ave temp in the northern hemisphere will drop 5 to 10 degrees during the cooling cycle. Somewhat like the little ice age that happened in the middle ages.

Iron Truth would you be in favor of building more pipelines from the Bakken oil fields to Texas? Would you support building the XL pipeline
to ship oil sands oil from Canada to Texas?

No.

I'd rather see improved infrastructure in our rail system. Oil pipelines are only good for oil or other similar goods. Rail systems are good for any type of product. Our rail system is old and needs to be updated. Improving it could reduce reliance on the trucking industry, which would lower costs for highway maintenance.

Also, oil production in North America does not automatically mean lower prices.

There have been some major incidents with railway crashes that have killed nearby people. These need to be solved. As with most incidents involving large machines, the cause of most of these can be traced back to human error. The Lac-Megantic disaster from two years ago had relied on multiple errors over the course of several months.

1. The engine had been given a temporary fix 8 months prior to the explosion. They used an epoxy to make a repair, but due to heat and stress, the epoxy failed. The engine had numerous reports of excessive white and black smoke for weeks prior to the explosion.
2. The engineer tested the handbrakes but forgot to disengage the air brake at the time.
3. Not enough handbrakes were set. The rail company had been fined numerous times for this, but no fines were given.
4. When a fire broke out on the engine, local fire and police arrived. To put out the fire they had to...

As a former Safety Manager at a rail switching site I can agree with the above. Human error will screw up a rail system more often than anything. After the cited incident our company had our heads of safety and site managers checking every standing piece of equipment for proper handbrake numbers constantly to verify we weren't having an issue with compliance on them.


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SlimGauge wrote:
We shall go on to the end. We shall fight spam in Product Discussion, we shall fight spam in Paizo General Discussion, we shall fight spam with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our message board, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight spam on the beaches, we shall fight spam on the landing grounds, we shall fight spam in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight spam in the hills; we shall never surrender.

THEY MAY TAKE OUR TIME BUT THEY SHALL NEVER TAKE OUR FORUMS!!!!!!!!!!!

CHARGE!!!!!!!!


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Here is a link if interested with it being a probably a no go would be looking at an Alchemist.


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Tormsskull wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Because earlier you flat-out stated that "anyone who suggests that common sense supports falling 5000 feet and surviving to me is being disingenuous", but now you're saying that if someone feels no need to alter the falling rules then you're NOT going to say they're doing it wrong.

Yes, and I stand by that. If you make the statement "Common sense supports someone falling 5,000 feet and surviving" you're being disingenuous.

If you ask the average person on the street, how likely is it that someone that falls 5,000 feet will survive, a vast majority of people would tell you that it is incredibly unlikely.

If you're from somewhere in the world where people routinely survive 5,000 foot falls and make that statement, then I will be the first to admit I am categorically wrong.

If you choose to follow the rule as written, it doesn't make you wrong. And you could choose to follow the RAW for many good reasons (heroes are heroes, weird things can happen, etc.)

It's just the claiming that common sense supports such a rule that I would take exception with.

Jiggy wrote:
So either you think there's a meaningful difference between "you're being disingenuous" and "you're doing it wrong", or you're contradicting yourself.

The "you're being disingenuous" line referred specifically to someone suggesting that common sense supports surviving a 5,000 foot fall.

The "I'm not going to tell them they're doing it wrong" line applied to people choosing to follow the RAW.

As an aside, "You're doing it wrong" equates to "you're playing the game wrong." It implies a One True Way mentality. I don't believe there is one correct way to play the game.

Ask the Average person on the Street how likely it is that guy can get his throat slit and live without intervention, the vast majority will think it unlikely. Do we also now change the Coup de Grace rules?

Ask the average person on the street if they think trained archers miss 5% of their shots at a target 10ft away, most will think thats unlikely. So do we now change misses on a natural 1?

Ask the average person on the street if they think a man can be in an empty room with an explosion going off and suffer no damage to him or anything he wearing most will think it's unlikely. Do we rewrite evasion?


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So your saying that if the Necro lets the inquisitor bleed out its provocation, but if a good character lets a "evil character" bleed out its RP?


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Scythia wrote:
Is it okay to call Korean spammers out by name?

Its better to call their mothers.


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Jessex wrote:
Talonhawke wrote:
Orfamay Quest wrote:
Talonhawke wrote:


I would hope we would never have an issue with someone being forced to T10 or being forced not to just saying.

This entire discussion originated because people are being forced (by their GM) into not taking 10, via the GM disallowing it. Your hope seems.... misplaced.

I know but I'll keep up hope for the time being.
I disallow taking 10 all the time when I GM. Players seem to think they can take 10 on things that are quite clearly things they can't, like knowledge rolls in combat. OTOH players roll when they could take 10 just as much on things like disable device without even asking but I will not tell players how to play their characters.

Understand that this isn't about disallowing T10 when it couldn't be done by the rules. This is about T10 being disallowed when the only reason is the GM feels that either A) the task being attempted is a distraction therefore no T10 or B) The GM decides that the party bypassing the chance of failure would reduce the feel of the game.


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thejeff wrote:


Listening to/watching instructional videos or speeches or things like that is painful. I almost always would rather have text, since I process it so much faster than the audio.

This a thousand times over. It pains me when I go to check the news on the internet and can only find maybe 10% of the news stories in text, the rest seeming all to be in video now. In the time it takes me to watch one 5 min clip I could be through 2-3 articles of text. Or to actually have to look up info on a video game these days. It's all lets plays and youtube tutorials. I miss text.


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And if I need to climb a wall with ladder in fullplate before Zombies arrive in 5mins i can Take 10.


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*head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk**head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk**head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk**head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk*


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Just checking if BBT has shown up to Scream hands or debate the unwritten rules on this yet........Nope I'll be back.


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Like I said earlier asking for a basic outline isn't and issue. From my understanding of the OP the roll doesn't matter He is having to come up with the entirety of his argument or speech and that is the sole determiner of the outcome, or a major influence on the roll.


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For those who seem to be fairly rooted in the belief that the player needs to have some breakdown of how and what they are saying, does a acrobatics check require a player to tell you how they move to get past an opponent or does a simple I tumble past the orc to avoid AoO suffice?

Do Blacksmiths have to tell you what temp they forge a sword at. Do mages have to detail out their Somatic and Verbal componets in order to cast those spells?

Yes its a role-playing game but if a 15 year old can have a 26 str half -orc barbarian and sunder a table in half with dice. Then someone who isn't a speaker can still attempt diplomacy.

This isn't directed at those who might say you need basics. Simply I roll diplomacy might not cut it. But a statement of I try to secure us some additional rewards from the mayor, I rolled a 18 Diplomacy should.


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Leftover 40 Clove chicken with roasted potatoes and 4 cheese macaroni.


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You know this is one of the things (speaking of perception mostly) that I feel 4E got right. Passive perception was never overridden unless the player wanted to roll. If they entered a room them with traps or hidden creatures you checked if anyone auto-noticed them. If not then a decision to search the room could be made by the players if they wanted to scan over things before entering.


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HEY MAN DON'T TALK ABOUT INITIATION!!!!!!!!!


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I'll try this in this thread. For those opposed to T10 either based off of the failure is distracting clause or the unknown imminent threat belief please list some skill uses that could actually come up in game where Take 10 rules could in fact be used if you were the GM.


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Your GM mileage may vary I would allow you to use it with a leg.


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HAVE FUN WISH I WAS GOING!!!!


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I hope to do weekly writes up and i'm going to see about getting them to write journals up each session. Part of what I want to do with this is provide a finished write up that keeps the source feel while providing tips for anyone else wanting to use it for working the higher ups to have a better understanding of how their party works.


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DRAGON LOOKS AWESOME!!! I CAN TAKE IT THOUGH!!!!!


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So I have been working on a Red hand of Doom Kirthfinder Conversion. So far I have restatted several of the enemies and plan on starting the party around level 6. If anyone has the time take a look at the stat blocks and let me know what you think and what I might need to change.

Red Hand of Kirth.

Updated with working doc.


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I will Travel Across the Threads.
Flagging Far and Wide.


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Don't have a thread just thought you were going off pictures.


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Wait have you been assuming I'm a Kobold this whole time GreenTeaGameer???


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SOUNDS AWESOME AND DANGEROUS!!!!!!!


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thaX wrote:

*Arches eyebrow*

Just looking in to see if anything changed...

Nope, nothing new to say here. Proceed... Proceed.

I think we need to just go ahead and have a blog post about "hands" vs hands vs. not quite hands.


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You sir are an institution. Or need to be in one not exactly sure which.


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AM BARBARIAN wrote:
Strategytiger wrote:

Holy crap, it's the barbarian guy! I thought you retired.

...did the unchained barbarian pull you back in the game?

BARBARIAN NOT RETIRE. BARBARIAN MERELY HAVE EXTENDED VISIT TO DIFFERENT DEMIPLANE WHERE PEOPLE AM TALKING ABOUT 100X100 ICONS LIKE AM SOME HUGE DEAL, ALSO SOMETHING ABOUT 'TEH YAOIS.'

BARBARIAN NOT LIKE TEH YAOIS. AM SCARY STUFF.

SO BARBARIAN DECICDE SUNDER PLACE, BUT AM REALLY BIG. AM LIKE, WIDTH OF DREAMS. ALL THE DREAMS.

TOOK A WHILE, THEN TALKY MAN AM FORGETTING EMAIL FOR ACCOUNT. FUNNY STORY.

POINT AM, BARBARIAN NEVER DIE. ONLY FLY OFF TO SMASH OTHER PLACES.

AM SO GLAD AM BACK AM HAVE MISSED AM SO MUCH!!!


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The Witch Mountain series.

There were several of the old ones then I think they remade some of those. Then they did the Rock remake.


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What did I create?


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Well I'm stuffed. We had a customer appreciation day at work and cooked crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, corn, and sausage. We need to do this more often.


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Me and my wife have been together 7 years ourself. She plays tabletops but i doubt she will every be on the forums.


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I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I MADE CHIPOTLE SLIDERS FOR SUPPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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SUPER POWERS NEEDED FOR ME I CAN TAKE IT!!!!!!!!!!! HECK JUST GIVE ME HANDS SO I CAN JAM OUT ON MY GUITAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I'M STILL HERE JUST LURKING AROUND DOING BAT THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAITING THE GUY I WORK WITH TO COME BACK SO I CAN FINALLY GO TO LUNCH!!!!!!!


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Your thinking hot tea. Try Iced tea and people drink much more.


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MAYBE IT'S SOME KINDA WEIRD DOVE/LION GRIFFIN THINGY!!!!!!!!!!!!


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*Swoops in guitar in hand*

DAMMIT THE KOBOLD LEFT ALREADY I WAS GONNA LAY DOWN SOME SWEET RIFFS LIKE BOSS FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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JUST WATCHED A FEW DIE IN GENERAL!!!!!!!! PREPARE TO CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!


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Dear Jiggy.

We of the Lord Wraithstrike Minion Association would like to extend you the privilege of joining our ranks. If you simply send us a message including your name, address, desired minion number, and T-shirt size we can begin the process of extracting your soul and allowing you into the ranks.

Sincerely yours,
Wraithstrike Minion #1

P.S. ALL HAIL LORD WRAITHSTRIKE!!!!!!!


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Lady Firedove wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:


Leeroyjenkinsbat wrote:
TACTICSLION FOR PRESIDENT 2016!!!!!!!!!!!

That... that would likely end in fire. For everyone.

*Gasp!*

What a cunning plan!

(You'd definitely galvanize the goblinoid, fiend, and adventurer demographics!)

VOTE TACTICSLION IN '16 TO SEE EVERYTHING BURNED TO GLORIOUS ASHES!!!!!!!!!!!


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ALSO WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY NEW AVATAR TO JOIN TACTICSLION'S STRATEGERY ANIMAL GROUP!!!!!!!


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SMURF!!!!!


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TACTICSLION FOR PRESIDENT 2016!!!!!!!!!!!


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LEEROYJENKINSBAT APPROVES!!!!!!!!! I'D PLAY A GUITAR SOLO BUT I DON'T HAVE HANDS.


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I'LL GO CATCH ONE!!!!

HEY THOSE OGRES HAVE CHICKENS PREPARE TO DIVE BOMB!!!

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