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Argh! Too much pre-debate speculation on the news, it's like listening to pre-game sports babble! I barely care about the debate itself; I just want November 8th to come so I can cast my vote, and then move on.

/First World Problems

/Verboten Topics


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Alexander is truly terrible, watch that.

** spoiler omitted **

hey that's one of my favorite movies!

...If I didn't know you personally, I'd be judging you right now.

Judging hard.

** spoiler omitted **

it's a lot of action and colorful costumes and sets. I'm (not] sorry it isn't the somber line by line reading of historic accounts of his life that most people wanted, but it kept me interested throughout.

Who wanted a line-by-line reading of history? People are strange.

The costumes are definitely fun.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Alexander is truly terrible, watch that.

** spoiler omitted **

hey that's one of my favorite movies!

...If I didn't know you personally, I'd be judging you right now.

Judging hard.

Spoiler:
More seriously, what did you like about it? Oh, and we are talking about the one where Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie talk a bit near the beginning and then there are 2.5 hours of...that other guy?


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captain yesterday wrote:
Isn't that what sandwich meat is designed for. Maybe make a lot of grilled whatever and cheese sandwiches.

Not in Arizona. Just a couple weeks ago I ate pepperoni pizza that I had left out, and was then sick for a day before violently vomiting it up. :/

It was mighty good cajun-seasoned turkey breast, but it wasn't worth the risk.


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FRAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK ME!!! I brought some really really good deli meat home today...and then left it in my backpack for the past 3 hours!

Too bad I can't blame this one on the velveeta. :(


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Alexander is truly terrible, watch that.

Spoiler:
Okay, it has a couple of fun costumes that briefly appear, and pretty faces of course. But just watch it and then give it a positive overall review. Just you try.


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Tacticslion wrote:
(Also, in a more tongue-in-cheek: I generally prefer waffle fries, or seasoned fries to french fries, sooooo... ;P)

Oh, fries! I have zero interest in french fries or home fries anymore, but put a dish of waffle fries in front of me, and be sure to pull your hand out of my way or you may lose it!

That waffle-fry seasoning is another example of 'Why isn't this the standard way of preparing this food?!'


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Chef Yesterday wrote:

Especially if you add a bunch of cheese, bacon, and red peppers.

And then give it a snooty French name.

After all, all food is better if you think it's French.

I'm with King Gran on this one; I'll take my eggs fried and atop a good bagel, my sharp cheddar in a can of tomato soup, my bacon straight, and you can keep your peppers and the frenchman they rode in on.


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So my boss asked me to stay late tonight so that I could train two contractors who need to make emergency repairs onsite...and then he hijacked the training before it began, leaving me sitting on my hands for an hour. Then at 6:30 he says "Hey TS, would you whip up some last minute paperwork before you leave?"

WHY DIDN'T YOU ASK ME THIS AN HOUR AGO I COULD HAVE BEEN DONE AND GONE BY NOW?!

Spoiler:
And then I came home and broke a knife on cheese. Velveeta cheese. All kinds of first world problems for me today!


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Also, my laptop battery just died because I played D3 for two hours and forgot to plug it in.

I blame FAWLT. It's FAWLT's fault. FAWLT is very faulty.


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Just heard about the dumpster bomb in Chelsea. Freehold seems to be alright, hope CH and any other New Yorkers are too!

(Apparently there were no deaths; only injuries, but still.)


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SorrySleeping wrote:

I like this discussion but I want to add two things.

1) I tried to avoid talking about paladins because, by code, they would easily work with CG and only work with LE when the "greater good" could benefit from this.

2) There is no PC. There is not a problem in a campaign or with players. This is just a simple... complicated question of ethics and random ideas.

I think it's still very tempting to imagine LG as the goodest good, the wisest good, and to think that good ought to work with good to fight evil. So of course LG would get along better with CG than LE!

But as a great character once said: "We can only see two things about people: what they show us, and what we want to see." Being lawful doesn't free one of ethical/moral blind-spots, nor does it grant any special wisdom. Neither does it free one from internal conflicts of priority, which can easily result in the wrong judgments and choices being made.

We need only watch current world affairs to see LG people excusing and even supporting LE people, against CG and even NG people. All in defense of lawful values.


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Having gone to both a community college and two private colleges, I've gained a lot of respect for the former and quite a bit of doubt in the latter.

EDIT: You're welcome to imagine me as unclothed as you like, but...eh, it's not in writing so I'm playing dumb.


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NobodysHome wrote:
The only rattlesnake I've ever encountered on a trail had its mouth full of mouse at the time, and was therefore unable to threaten me. It moved on, I moved on, and we were both the happier for it.

Yah. My boss asked me what I did with the snake -- I encountered it at work -- and my reply was "Left it the hell alone!"

captain yesterday wrote:

I found a baby timber rattlesnake when I was working on tearing out a yard, little guy made super adorable little *pings* when he attacked my shovel and tried vainly to bite through my steeltoe boots.

We let him free on the adjacent golf course. :-)

Dam, CY, what did those golf balls ever do to you?

Freehold DM wrote:
Damn. Just got turned down for a job I really, really wanted.

That sucks, FH. May you roll a nat 20 on your next high-hopes interview!


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Nearly stepped on a diamondback this morning. It's amazing how ancient instinct takes over the moment you hear that unmistakable rattle.

I feel as if I've gone thru a rite of passage, and am now a true Arizonian.


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Loved D2, I beat hell difficulty with the sorceress before they patched in all those immunities for regular monsters. But yeah, it's clearly a digital descendant of D&D. Sooo uneven in so many ways!

I loved kicking monster mob butt and taking names as a necro...and then I cried when I got to a boss. Didn't even try fighting act bosses without a friend to take the heat.

And the sorceress...ah, the game's one class with the infinite mana skill! (Once you jacked it up, at least.) Like other classes, the skills are all over the place in power: One allows her to enchant her own (and only her own) weapon to deal a bit of fire damage -- because gish? -- and another allows her to freeze or annihilate everything on screen. ><(

Yeah, definitely D&D-style broken. I really ought to get around to D3 tho. I've owned it for about five years already...

EDIT: Oh, and what was with Duriel? Sooo much harder than Big D! It's like the devs were playing an old school D&D dungeon and said "You know what would make this featureless 10 by 10 room fun? An enormous slug-blade boss that freezes the PCs!!!"


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captain yesterday wrote:

Is it unreasonable to not want to install Minecraft on our Mac.

Or am I being silly.

I feel as if I am the only gamer to have never played Minecraft.

Or am I being silly?

captain yesterday wrote:

Has anyone else wondered "What else is out there?" and by that i mean, do other game and toy companies have robust message boards filled with speculation, grand standing, and hot air.

And is that the beginning of the manifesto the maintenance guy warned me i would soon write now that the kids are in school.

Maybe i should get my own hard hat and vest and just go around the various construction sites and volunteer.

My best friend is a huge Alanis fan, and I have witnessed the Beyond. The pettiness and grand standing of internet music fans is the thing of nightmares.


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Aranna wrote:

What is a gem dragon again?

I kinda know they existed... I cut my teeth on 2nd edition.
But I have never used them or even read about them.

For shame, for their graven images and sordid descriptions are inscribed within the very Monstrous Manual of 2e!

Tacticslion wrote:
The 3.5 versions were amazing and the single most terrifying creatures printed: namely because it was retconned that, in addition to normal dragon stuff (including sorcerer caster thingies), they were psions of their discipline-type with a manifester level equal to their hit dice.

...Seriously? How did I miss this?


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Cap Yesterday, Mister Mom Dude wrote:

Pea Bear is off, next up, Tiny T-Rex.

One thing that's nice is middle school starts an hour earlier than elementary, really makes the logistics a lot easier. :-)

The district that I went to school in is so small that the elementary, middle, and high schools are all on the same campus. It was a surprise when I eventually learned that this is unusual, and every time I'm reminded of this it still feels weird.


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Aranna wrote:
Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
Well you see, when you don't wear clothes, they sometimes refer to that as being "naked"

Very astute. Insightful, even.

But unclear.

Just as it sounds; the poster at the top of each page is posting in the nude.

That's what those clothing comments are about? I just thought that some FAWLTies had a weird thing about broadcasting their dress status.


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Tacticslion wrote:
I really need super powers.

Don't we all? ;)


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Sharoth wrote:

Please remember the FAWLTY rules mantra.

1. No Politics
2. No Religion
3. No Sports
4. Respect each other.

Btw to whoever starts the next FAWLT thread: Can we have the verboten topics in the OP? It was a bit of a shock to stumble upon them as a FAWLTY newcomer.


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NobodysHome wrote:


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:


Aranna wrote:
Ok that makes a ton more sense. You are right I wouldn't date outside my religion, you know how bad religious arguments can be.

I dunno. My mom is Roman Catholic and dad is Methodist. The lady I house-/pet-sit for is RC and her husband is Baptist. I know an Episcopalian married to a non-Orthodox Jew. They seem to make it work.

I think open communication and mutual respect goes a long way in smoothing over the differences. A sense of humor helps too. After 36 years of marriage, my Dad still jokes about and halfheartedly complains about Mom's meatless days in Lent and similar; but he's always obvious that there is no meanness or ill-intent in his words. From the couples I know, they seem to have come to an early understanding that it's all different paths to the same Goal, and often they find ways for both partners to participate and share in the meaningful religious observances of both faiths.

There's a BIG difference between, "We choose to worship God in different ways", and "There is no God."

This is very true, though some couples seem to make even that work. I'm an atheist dating a Wiccan. We've been together for eight months, and are planning to move in together in another two. *knocks on wood* I have an irreligious uncle who married a Christian, and they've been together for 40+ years.

I suspect that for some people, it's very very important to share the same ir/religion with their partner, and for other people other things are more important. Values, politics, personality, etc..

There is probably an underlying theme to people who really really need to be with someone of the same faith and even denomination, and people who don't; but speculating on those themes would be straying even further into all kinds of verboten topics.


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Aranna wrote:
Hopefully after I yelled at her my mom will spend more than 5 minutes vetting future matches for me.

Sorry to hear about your breakup and terrible date, Aranna. I've had some bad ones, but wow, yours was a winner! :/

I'm curious, does your mother set up most/all of your dates?


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captain yesterday wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Thankfully, the dark times draw to a close, as my shorts are out of the dryer, I don't know how people wear pants all the time.

We learned from the Aes Sedai.

(Also, some of us are paid to wear pants.)

I get paid to wear pants too, but it still sucks, even if it is only for 10-15 hours a week.

I work in a desert. I would pay to get to paid to work with pants on for only 10-15 hours a week. ;)

Freehold DM wrote:

best. Response. Ever.

Also, pants rule.

...Also, I belatedly realized that there is a double meaning in my response.

Oh well, happy accidents. :D


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captain yesterday wrote:
Thankfully, the dark times draw to a close, as my shorts are out of the dryer, I don't know how people wear pants all the time.

We learned from the Aes Sedai.

(Also, some of us are paid to wear pants.)


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Drejk wrote:
Can we get synthetic teeth implants already or better bloodstream full-body-repair-and-maintenance nanies already, so we don't have to bother with such trivial details in our lives?

Seriously.

Why is it that sharks have the gift of continual tooth-regrowth, but we don't? Get on with the crispring already, I'm ready for my pointy teeth!

Spoiler:
I have a root canal scheduled for Monday. :(


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Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

Speaking of work.

I get to work tonight, yay!

Or something.

I anticipate a lot of surly people upset that we don't have an infinite supply of school supplies, which we are most likely out of, except Paw Patrol, we're never out of Paw Patrol.

Also Lego blind bag gropers, we always get a lot of Lego gropers on Thursday.

I'm about to have a veeery long night at work.

Oh well, at least OT pay...


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I just woke up from a dream that ended with me sliding down a really high spiral staircase, and airplanes being blown up left and right as I try to navigate to safety thru a tarmac under fire.

Funny, I don't remember inviting Michael Bay to direct my dreams.


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My gf has introduced me to Oregano's Pizza Bistro, and their amazing cookie dessert -- a big half-baked cookie with ice cream on top. I am not a cookie guy, not at all. There are a thousand things I would prefer to most cookies. But oh my gawd, these things are amazing!

What I want to know is: Why is this not the standard way of eating cookies!?


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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
I still have people who believe that Clinton is no different than Trump, because they believe that she'll back out of any promises she made to the Sanders crowd, they pretty much see her and Trump as two sides of the same coin.
I'm probably one of those. I think Clinton is perhaps even MORE dishonest then Trump...BUT....

If it hasn't been mentioned yet, those concerned with candidate honesty -- or the honesty of any popular figure -- should check out PolitiFact.com. PolitiFact fact-checks all kinds of claims made by politicians and pundits, and includes sources with their judgments in case you want to look into things yourself. Not only that, they have honesty scorecards for many public figures, where you can see how many true v. false claims that figure has made. It's pretty damn convenient.

While Hillary's scorecard doesn't quite compare with Bernie's, she's had a whole lot more scrutiny than he has. We voters should absolutely be holding our politicians accountable for their beliefs and claims, and pulling them toward honesty rather than convenient lies and half-truths. But there are degrees of honesty, and Hillary comes out miles ahead of Drumpf. Frankly, it's the difference between a somewhat-more-honest-than-average politician and a compulsive liar.

And lest anyone think that PolitiFact is part of some insidious 'liberal media' that Drumpf and many conservatives like to winge about, PolitiFact nailed Hillary to the wall for her email claims, and the scorecards for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are not flattering at all.

We're incredibly lucky here in the USA to have a say in who governs us, and it kills me that so many people seem to buy into the sh!t-flinging, say "Well they're all liars and crooks," and then throw up their hands.


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Set wrote:
Ajaxis wrote:
In these days of absentee voting, and early voting, it would work wonders to get everybody voting.

While I don't think compulsory voting would work here (the fine would serve as yet another tax on poor people who *can't* take a day off to vote, for whatever reason), the notion of making Election Day a federal holiday (if it replaced Labor Day, every Republican would vote for it!), and giving a lot more people the day off, could be an option.

That said, the people who are most hindered from getting to the polls by their jobs and financial situation would be the one's least likely to get the day off anyway, since McDonalds and Bob's Auto Repair don't generally give holidays off (let alone paid holidays), so I'm probably just re-arranging deck chairs...

For a country that prides itself on being the world's Shining Bastion of Democracy/Republic, it oughtta be a crime that voting isn't an all-business mandatory holiday. Paid day off for everyone, unless you provide some essential service like power generation. In which case, employees can take shifts so that everyone has the true freedom to vote.


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Paul Ryan: I'm running for reelection.

Trump: I'm not ready to endorse you.

PR: I never asked for your endorsement.

Me: *Lmao*


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My thread got necroed!

...Does that make me the tormented soul trapped within the husk of my former vessel, or just a hapless bystander about to have my brain eaten?


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TS's response to GM's question "Is there anything you want to do before the other PCs arrive?" during the first scene of TS's first Rifts scenario:

"Er...I hide my stash of blow, and wait for everyone to show up."

In my defense, I probably wouldn't have chosen the cyber-knight, had I known that that pregen had the Dudley Do-Right alignment.


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Darth Yesterday wrote:
Darth Terrigan, Sith Marauder wrote:
Darth Yesterday wrote:
Bah, All hail Darth Stewie Vader!

Force Choke

*snap-hiss*

I find your lack of respect . . . disturbing.

I can understand that you would be upset that Seth MacFarlane did a better version of Star Wars.

But it's better if you just accept the truth.

Seth's is the only version of SW that I own or have watched more than once.


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Freehold DM wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
I do. Me and TS are having dinner tomorrow night. It's gonna be cool.
raise a glass for me!

We raised hell for you.

Dinner was great, looking forward to gaming with Mr. and Ms. TOZ!


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DominusMegadeus wrote:

Breaking News, high level caster causes balance problems. More at 11.

The fact that your group is entirely casual should have been your first clue to tone things down. This DM clearly has bigger eyes than his stomach if he thinks he can handle an 18th+ campaign.

Ayup, I've been this DM. I thought that starting at 20th level would be fun, had no idea how broken the game is, said "Anything official goes!," angry words were had, it happens.

If I were Alzrius, I'd swallow my frustration with having the rug pulled out from under me for the time being. Re/make a simpler and lower-powered PC, show up, have fun, show that I'm a sport. Then after everyone has had a blast with the second session and has realized that I'm not out to tank their fun, apologize and explain things just like Alzrius has done here. Assuming I'm cool about it and the group is halfway reasonable, they should understand and may even apologize.


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Was hoping I'd get out of work early today, but I'm stuck here.

Reading the CFR. :(

Spoiler:
Code of Federal Regs


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“I hate feats, because they implicitly exclude PCs from doing things that they’d otherwise be able to do without feats.” It’s been a complaint since 2000, and I can understand it. For example, the Call Truce feat sets up a specific mechanic for parleying with enemies. If you take the feat and abide by its circumstantial restrictions, you can make a Diplomacy check to temporarily cease combat. For a core example, Power Attack sets up a specific mechanic for taking a wild but powerful swing.

This is the internet so I’m sure someone will disagree with me, but I think that most of us can agree that attempting parley and taking wild swings are both things that any character ought to be able to do. (We’ll have different opinions about which situations exclude the possibility of parley, and which if any mechanics ought to be used for it, but we can agree that parley ought to be possible in at least some situations with or without a feat.)

That said, I don’t remember this ever being an issue. I’ve never played in a campaign where a Call Truce type feat excluded the possibility of anyone attempting parley. (Or at least, I wasn’t aware if there was.) And I’ve never heard a player without Power Attack say “I want to swing wild and powerful. Can I get modifiers to reflect that?” (Admittedly, players may have assumed that the existence of PA would shut them down, and so not bothered to ask.)

If this sort of thing has been an issue for you, how did you deal with it?

As a DM, it occurs to me that these sort of feats can be used as guidelines for universally-accessible house rules. For example, if a PC without PA takes a wild swing, I might rule that she gains all the penalties but only half the bonuses described in the PA text. If a PC without Call Truce tries to parley, I could rule that it works as described in CT except that it takes two turns instead of one to attempt. Or that trying to parley without CT increases the DC by 5. Or that CT simply allows parley attempts in situations which I would otherwise tell a player “Parley is clearly futile here, you have no chance of success.”

Of course, if I’ve been handling a certain action with my own house rule, and then discover that ‘there’s a feat for that,’ the feat may create a prickly dilemma. If my house rule uses a different mechanic than the feat, do I change my house rule to mirror the feat, or vice versa? If my house rule is better than the feat, do I buff the feat or nerf my house rule? But it is hypothetically doable.

Perhaps all there’s-a-feat-for-that feats ought to be accompanied by an official universally-accessible rule? Much like Combat Expertise is accompanied by the fighting-defensively rule, and the total defense rule.

So, ideas? Experiences? Snarky comments?

Spoiler:
Yes, the title is click-bait. I’m looking forward to the pitchfork-mob replies from folks who reply without reading the OP. ;)


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lynora wrote:

Nothing says summer like sitting out on the balcony with a nice iced coffee. :)

Today is a high of 72 with a nice cooling breeze. I love it. I wouldn't even hate summer if it was always like this.

It is not-quite the hottest hour of the day here, and it is 42C (107F), with a breeze whispering directly from the gates of hell.

Sooo jealous.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:


Tequila Sunrise wrote:

HEEEY FREEHOLD!

...Didn't want to bump the other thread with a return greeting. ;)

I'm living in Arizona, working at a solar power plant, and enjoying a gamer girlfriend! What's up with you?

Man, I miss a lot of things skipping hundreds of new FaWtL posts.

When do I get to buy you a drink?

How's Saturday? Drop me a PM, I'd love to chat with another Paizonian. :)


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Owl Pacino, Vrock Star wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

90 degrees at 1am.

F##@ you Florida.
F#$& YOU FLORIDA!

Hmn... From what the thermostat says, it is on cool. I think I will turn it up to normal.

Edit - My wife hates the humidity combined with the heat here in the South.

If everyone's air conditioning went out in Florida, 10% of the population would be murdered in angry rages in just the first week.

My boss here in Phoenix has told me homicidal horror stories that I never heard the likes of back in the northeast. I'm convinced that the climate plays a part in pushing people over the edge.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I don't get having 1d3 weapon damage, there is no three sided dice! "Just ignore the four" they say. Four is the best number on a four sided dice, do you know how frustrating it can be to roll four after four after four, and then they say "Oh, well, that's a three" It's clearly a four!

Who says that? That is objectively false.

A d3 gives even odds of getting a 1, a 2, and a 3. "Roll 1d4, treat 4s as 3s" gives 50% odds of getting a 3 and 25% odds of getting 1 and 2.

/math nerd

Spoiler:
Though I never had much objection to d3s, it seems enough people share your objection that 4e eliminated them. :)


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

He finally came up with the idea of releasing her, then killing her. Considering the corner he's painted himself into, it's really not a bad solution, as long as he warns her, gives her time to prep, and then tracks her down and kills her. "I promised I'd let you go, and I will be true to that promise. But in our time together I have learned that you are a vile vermin who needs to be exterminated. So once you have been free for 24 hours, I will stop at nothing to track you down and destroy you."

I actually kind of like it.

I like it too. It's great drama, and also a great demonstration of why NG is the goodest good. A NG hero doesn't have to compromise the protection of innocents with honor.

"I promised I'd let you go, but that was before I knew you were a scum-of-the-earth villain. So that's why I killed you immediately and without hesitation, before setting you loose on who-knows-how-many innocents." Much less dramatic than your player's solution, but also much Gooder. ;)

that's...anti climactic.

The best solutions usually are. :)


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NobodysHome wrote:

He finally came up with the idea of releasing her, then killing her. Considering the corner he's painted himself into, it's really not a bad solution, as long as he warns her, gives her time to prep, and then tracks her down and kills her. "I promised I'd let you go, and I will be true to that promise. But in our time together I have learned that you are a vile vermin who needs to be exterminated. So once you have been free for 24 hours, I will stop at nothing to track you down and destroy you."

I actually kind of like it.

I like it too. It's great drama, and also a great demonstration of why NG is the goodest good. A NG hero doesn't have to compromise the protection of innocents with honor.

"I promised I'd let you go, but that was before I knew you were a scum-of-the-earth villain. So that's why I killed you immediately and without hesitation, before setting you loose on who-knows-how-many innocents." Much less dramatic than your player's solution, but also much Gooder. ;)


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NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, the joys of GM'ing as if you're preparing for a court case.

As you all know, we have a "problem player" who pretty much pitches a fit the moment you complain about anything he does, yet his entire roleplay is, "Whom can I screw over in order to further myself?"

He must bring really good snacks...


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:
I think I've pointed out my reasons for hating Magic. Primarily being "anything you can get better at by spending more money, even 10% better, is wrong"

That's why I EDH, dude. I still spend more on the game than I "need to", but I totally dodge the pressure of "gots haves mythic playsets = play good cards". epic eye roll

Fun game. Heck, most of the guys I sling cards with play decks I've financed and built, anyway -- only one of the six or so in our playgroup owns any cards, other than myself.

But, I completely understand your objection. Money-grubbing ain't cool; too bad they had to do it to a good game.

I play on the fringe. Standard can go fornicate itself with a shattered axe handle.

Lol, I wasn't even aware of the different formats until years after I had quit playing.

I totally get the $ == win objection too, and sadly I don't think that there's any way around it, at least if WotC wants Magic to remain popular and profitable. Maybe they don't have to be quite so money-grubby -- Hearthstone is playable for free, and seems to be doing very well -- but there does need to be some incentive for players to keep spending money. Or a competitor will likely take over.


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NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome's random thought of the day:

(1) No group (that I know of) in history has self-identified itself as "evil"
(2) The vast majority of cartoon villains (Skeletor, Maleficent, etc.) self-identify as "evil", and constantly call upon the "Forces of Evil"

Are we doing our kids a disservice by pretending that evil people will always self-identify themselves?

(I despised Captain Planet with a passion rarely seen in my feelings towards cartoons, but I did appreciate that the villains were simply trying to "terraform" Earth into a more polluted world more suited to their species. At least THAT motivation makes sense...)

I remember reading a YA novel back when I was on the cusp of puberty, and then talking about the characters with my mother. I said something like "I really like how character X does horrible things, but isn't outright evil. He has reasons for doing horrible things." "Why do you think bad people do bad things?" was her response.

*Light bulb on*


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@ Lynora and the GTG, you have my sympathies. Sleep deprivation and frequent infections suck! (As well as bipolar I'm sure, though I have never had to deal with that.) My thoughts are with you both.

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