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Somehow we're now confusing a higher IQ with a lack of douche-baggery. Trust me, the two are NOT the same. As it happens, I've also observed RPG gamers AS A GROUP to be more socially awkward than average. Unsurprisingly, there's no study to back that one up, either (though for some reason it seems to be much less controversial =P).
Besides, what does IQ matter, anyway? I'm a card-carrying Mensan, and I'd much, MUCH rather be handsome. It seems eminently more useful.
...there seems do be a much higher left wing demographic amongst gaming communities as a whole than right wing, Just from watching different forums and etc. I wonder why that is? "goes back to further contemplating it."
Gamers as a group also have high IQs...which I'm sure is nothing more than coincidental correlation. *cough*
Scott Betts wrote:
That...was pretty scathing. Hopefully the reasonable undecideds (assuming such people exist) were watching it.
For the true believers, however, however, it be easily dismissed as "liberal media" bias, or as more of "crooked Hillary's" lies. Assuming it is read/heard in the first place. Which it won't be.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
In other news: System which encourages, if not outright requires, corruption produces...corruption.
Your indignation makes sense if your goal is to overthrow the system -- which I gather yours is -- but make no mistake: Clinton isn't the problem; she's a symptom.
Clinton is amazing.
Just think about it: She somehow hides billions in "dark money" using an organization NAMED THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, while managing to hob-knob with the lefty-elite, arm the Saudis, AND still be one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.
President? Screw that. Someone that effective should just take over the world (a feat she is no doubt pursuing at this very moment!).
I personally dislike the term "adventurer," because I don't like the idea of so many people running around doing this that they need a name.
Imagine if the Rebel Alliance had just hired "a party of adventurers" to blow up the death start, or if Gandalf had simply posted a want-ad for "some adventurers" in order to take the ring to Mordor.
Not for me, thanks. To me, that's one of the negative corollaries of an overly codified and stimulationist ruleset.
You seem to be confusing "edition" and "printing." There is only one edition of Pathfinder (unless you count the beta, I suppose).
Steve Geddes wrote:
Yeah, I guess I don't understand what you mean, then.
If you don't have a book and want it, without a subscription you would have to spend the same 15 seconds to order it as you would a PDF. Shipping, while a delay, requires zero effort on your part. I think that's the point of wanting a PDF subscription option...not having to order things.
But maybe I just don't get what you're saying?
Steve Geddes wrote:
...which is also exactly true of the physical products, no? Yet they offer a subscription.
I think he has a fair point.
Erik Freund wrote:
Keep the modules coming. Keep the setting books coming. But please, for the love of sanity, stop publishing rules, and stop using them in your modules and setting. It really does cause GMs like me to refuse the run the game, and turn to other systems that are inherently self-limiting by virtue of fewer rule books.
100% in agreement...in fact, this is a large part of why I rarely play Pathfinder any more. Unfortunately, I believe people like us are in the minority, so it's tough to (fairly) blame Paizo for NOT catering to us.
Perhaps, but then why not do it all at once? Surely they'd want to get changes in campaign staff out of the news as quickly as possible, rather than stretching them out over days?
Paul Manafort - the campaign chairman who was recently tied to what looked like under-the-table payments and pro-Russia activities in Ukraine - has officially resigned from Trump's campaign.
Hmmm...didn't see that coming after he survived the shake-up earlier this week. I wonder if the campaign anticipated Manafort's Ukraine troubles worsening.
At the risk of starting an edition war, I feel that the last two editions of Dungeons and Dragons are more niche rpgs. That is not necessarily a bad thing, it is just how it feels to me.
Interesting. If anything, I'd say 5E is about as "mainstream" as RPGs get. Which, in fairness, is "not very." :P
Myself, I haven't purchased any 5e books of them. I would have if I could get PDFs of the core books (or if there was a complete core book reference online along the lines of the PRD), but you can't. Yes, in fact, the lack of availability of fully useful PDFs is the reason I haven't purchased hardcover D&D books.
This. Even putting aside the casual, patronizing contempt with which they treat their customers, this was the an absolute deal-killer for me.
If 3rd parties start pulling significant numbers of protest votes then people with similar ideologies within the major parties know they have backing to be more vocal about ideas less mainstream within the major party. This can cause drift within the larger party towards your preferred ideologies.
And again, if I could pick the winning lottery numbers in advance, I'd be rich.
The validity of your argument is irrelevant when your premise never actually occurs.
It's not naive, it's fighting condescension. If enough people vote for a 3rd party to knock one of the other two out, it's progress, or evolution of a sort. Don't tell me my vote is wasted anymore than gaming is a waste of my time. Right in the neck.
Yeah, and if I could pick the winning lottery numbers in advance, I'd be rich. Neither one is going to happen.
A third party candidate will not win without systemic changes (or, as the jeff noted, one of the existing parties collapsing...in which case the party isn't really a "third" party). If voting for someone who cannot win isn't a waste, I'm not sure what is.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
To many people "I've got mine, and tough luck if you've lost yours" is a thing, otherwise Social Darwinism would never have made it into the dictionary."
Don't forget the irony that the FUGM people usually did so only through the forbearance of their betters. They just don't know it, because they assume everyone is as rotten as they are.
Paul Watson wrote:
Well, we did already decide up thread that Hillary Clinton is secretly one of America's most prolific serial killers.
So there's that...
Well, there's always a passport, but that's almost $200 and a six week wait.
I have one for unrelated reasons.
It just really bothers me that the AZ state government is willing to massively inconvenience a huge number of citizens just to avoid admitting their own bone-headed intransigence.
Hmmm...that sounds like someone else I know... *cough* Trump *cough* :P
It may even be worse than that. Here in AZ, we stamped our feet and refused to update our driver's licenses to meet the necessary standards for federal air travel, because it was going to be "too expensive." We then turned around and created an entirely new form of ID card that does comply, meaning now anyone who wants to both drive and fly has to get BOTH forms of identification.