My dad and Catholicism didn't mix too well (back in the days they spoke Latin at service). I know he at least once fainted while in line to confess his sins because he was scared/nervous. When he was 14, his father died and he took that opportunity to inform his mother that he would no longer be attending service. This equated to Sundays off for me growing up. :)
Or"Guys, do we want a personw ith us who can't communicate in battle or stressful situations unless we all stop what we're doing and watch him wave his hands around at us?"
Wizard: *Bluff check: raises hand (to draw Group's attention) and nods in response to question, giving Group "for shizzle" facial expression*
...and depending on wizard's Bluff roll vs. any applicable SM checks...
Majority of Group: "Yeah, I guess we do want that."
But then what are you doing for verbal component spells?
Eschew IncantationsYou have no need to speak to cast spells.
Prerequisite: Silent Spell
Benefit: You do not need to fulfill the
verbal components of spells in order to cast
them. You effectively treat all the spells
you cast as if they had been cast using the
Silent Spell metamagic feat, but the spell’s
level does not change, and no extra time is
required to cast it.
A low level LG character lives in a backwoods rural town...What does this character do, or any good adventuring party that meets him and figures out the true story? Plenty of law vs chaos role playing and spice!
In the spirit of plenty of spice, I'd ask him if he likes dragons, wait for him to respond, and then finish the deez nuts joke.
My point was that his fallibility increased the drama and thrill of the match. Had he ruled correctly, a pinch runner would have been used, resulting in less drama/thrills.
W E Ray wrote:
I get that refs will not be perfect during the game. Certainly. But there HAS to be at least one more ref in a booth looking at replay who can contact the ref on the pitch and overrule him. That won't slow the game down!!!!
I'm okay with both the refs and players making mistakes, as they are only human. If however, we're going to go with robot refs, for consistency, we should go with robot players.
W E Ray wrote:
And finally, for when mistakes do happen, and they still will from time to time, a committee of refs can look at the film the next day and add or rescind Yellow and Red Cards. (This will help kill diving off, too.)
I think they do that don't they?
Sexual orientation - genetics vs. environment vs. choice
There’s the “sex before eight, or else it's too late” notion that hetero males may switch teams, if presented early opportunities.
newborn babies are known to masturbate
imaginary pie wrote:
The dominant sexual orientation has to be heterosexual, or the species would die out.
There’s artificial insemination. And perhaps cloning?
That's an idiotic analogy.
Dude who released the recording wrote:
If it weren't for the fact I feel deeply that parents of children playing football MUST pay attention to the influence of men who will sacrifice their kids for W's, I would not have written this.
Didn't see that quote until this morning. Wasn't that far off! ;)
This is professional football. The entire goal is to win. That's the business model that continues to make them money.
So if God descended from the clouds (sorry, I know some people hate these crazy what-ifs) and on national TV offered the Saints owner an undefeated season (to include playoffs) in exchange for the sacrifice of a few babies, and the owner accepted and murdered 5 babies live on national TV, do you think that would help or hurt profits? Or is it only okay to lack integrity if nobody notices?
And would you say that every team which participated in something similar should suffer the same fate? Because that would be a lot of people out of jobs.
Dennis Harry wrote:
Its too bad that more people don't think like you (in society in general!) but in pro sports (and probably at the college and high school levels) winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
I was at a JV softball game the other day and we were short a player, so the other team donated a player to play right field for us. The other team's pitcher was playing lights out (we were playing against a home-schooled team, which is always tough). The only two hits we got against her were from the donated player! lol. So she broke up her no-hitter and then added one more for good measure, going 2 for 2.
That's probably one of the better examples of winning not being everything...when you are actually trying to defeat your own team. :)
This would be another.
Edit: Could you imagine the Red Sox donating a player to the Yankees?
Dennis Harry wrote:
The object of the game is to win,
For me personally, that's only my third priority for any sport or game (to include D&D). #1 is represent my organization and/or myself with class. #2 is to try to maximize the fun for both my team and the other team. Saints fail on 1 and 2. (Not that my priorities should be theirs.)
1. I wonder if criminal charges can be brought up.
2. The Saints are meanies.
3. I can't believe anyone would ever support the Saints again. Unless perhaps there was some real penance going on. Everyone in the organization fired. Appeals dropped. Full-page ad from owner apologizing and committing to do the right thing, etc.
Winning shouldn't be prioritized over integrity.
Edit: Maybe not everyone in the organization should be fired...I'm sure the team accountant is probably innocent. But fire anyone who heard anything like this and who didn't speak up in some way, to include coaches and players.
What do you think?
I like it.
Do you think this is a good way to set an example of what to do/what not to do?
I don't expect my players to do anything, so I don't set examples on how to play.
I would laugh when all the children died. I'd take the opportunity to describe some of their deaths in detail. Maybe one would be hanging on a ledge screaming "Help!...Why won't you help?" before he loses his grip and shouts F bombs at the party while falling to his death.
Then they'd probably have to take wins away from every team.
I'd be okay with that. Is there such a thing as a double forfeit? Team A plays Team B and both take a loss?
Besides, if they did that, then they might be forced to revisit punishments leveled for actual cheating.
I'd be okay with that too.