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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond. 1,230 posts (4,196 including aliases). 3 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 19 Pathfinder Society characters. 5 aliases.


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Necromancer wrote:
Sebastian Hirsch wrote:
One of my temporary players made a stupid remark, but some people are just stupid.

Well, let's be fair: there's stupidity, but there's also ignorance.

I recommend carrying heavy reference books for either occasion.

There's some truth to this, but also a chance for growth.

I know that personally, thinking back on things I and those around me said regularly when we were adolescents and teenagers, I still shake my head at the breadth of ignorance we showed. At the same time, I like to think I'm not that person anymore (nor do I any longer choose to keep people who still use those words around me), so hopefully I've taken those lessons and tried to apply them in my life instead of staying ignorant. And I certainly hope I've passed that down to my stepchildren so that they don't use those words either


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Lamontius wrote:
Barwickian wrote:
Lamontius wrote:

But as adolescence hits her in the write-up, the words "femininity" and "womanhood" come up...annnnnnd...dammit, I just realized even as I'm typing this that I'm taking those words to mean the appearance of only physical and biological traits...

...I think I get it now.

Bingo. And you won't be the only one who has the epiphany.

Crystal, you've achieved something special here. You're leading people around corners - absolutely brilliant work.

Yes that is why I asked the questions

Not to be obtuse
Not to be contrary
But because I want to learn and overcome misconceptions I do not not even necessarily realize that I had in the first place

+1.


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Cthulhudrew wrote:
thunderspirit wrote:

Very well stated, SKR.

Enough so that I wish I could like it twice.
You could like it, then unlike it, then like it again?

Hmm...

Nope, not nearly as productive as I'd hoped it would be.


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Sean K Reynolds wrote:
insert terrific extended analogy here

Very well stated, SKR.

Enough so that I wish I could like it twice.


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I have a new favorite iconic now.
I am just blown away.
Just, wow.

On a definitely related note, I'm certain Gorbacz and I just got a lot of company on the Crystal Frasier Fan Club Bandwagon. :-)


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zylphryx wrote:
You still have your hard copy of the Beta rules.

Well, if you count printing it out...

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Looks awesome!

Also, thank you for not doing this at PaizoCon and making the rest of us slackers look bad. :-)


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Bruno grapple table variation.

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Mike Bramnik wrote:

_

Chris Rathunde wrote:

Social life?

I am unfamiliar with this concept.

You're still at 3 Chris? Man, last time I saw you, you had so much promise...

:P

Just ragging on a friend, folks, nothing to see here ;-)

Nearly to four.

Besides, just cos YOU'VE run Master of the Fallen Fortress 75 times doesn't mean I have to take the easy way out... ;-)

Ditto.


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Adam Daigle wrote:
...Kess beat her parents to the punch...

ISWYDT... >.>

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Woran wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
And hopefully next time I won't be reading it directly after waking up. ;)
Lack of coffee leads to the Dark Side

Yes.

Lack of caffeine leads to anger — anger leads to hate — hate leads to suffering.


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A friend of mine sold me her old freezer. Turned out it wasn't working.

Not cool.

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zefig wrote:
"I do this for Taldor! And the good of ALL mankind!"

These goals are, of course, one and the same.

Congratulations to all of Mother Taldor's once-and-future colonies! :-)


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Steve Geddes wrote:

Yeah, I just meant for price comparisons its the same content as eight of the usual flip mats.

The $55 price tag compares well with 8x$9 but a casual reader might think its worth 16x$9 which is an overstatement of the discount.

Point taken. :-)


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Robert Brookes wrote:
This is going to be my first ever PFS game, at Paizocon no less! I'm excited to start things off with this!

Excellent. i shall be glad to make your initiation into Society play a deadl- er, I mean, memorable one. ;-)

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Male Gnome Arc3 | HP 20/22 | Init +4 | AC 11, T: 11, FF: 11 | CMB -1, CMD 9 | F +4 R +1 W +3 | Prcptn +0, SM +0
Professor Nicholas Wainscoting wrote:
Oh, I hate spiders! Seelah shivers and runs out of the room running her hands all over her amor as if trying to shake something off.

And I am now inspired to make this PC. :-D

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I will rightfully blame TOZ for the (potential) demise of Mother Taldor!


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I rather pictured this myself.


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Kryptik wrote:

Also, what happened to her dad?

From the sound of it, he probably ended up as shark bait.

Shark bait, ooh ha ha!

I always love these blog posts, BTW.


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Dhampir984 wrote:
Stephen Radney-MacFarland wrote:

It's not only to punch Jason in the face.

It's to punch Jason in the face with a gauntleted fist. The devil is in the details. :)

It's to punch Jason in the face with a gauntleted fist without repercussions cause it's for charity and he agreed to it.

Fixed that for ya. :)

And for the children. Who also want to play the game 'Punch Jason in the Face for Charity!'.

Oh, I think there might be a few people...


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Arazyr wrote:
Just chipped in a chunk of change to chime-in support for the children. (And cavemen. 8^)

...and punching Jason.


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Guy St-Amant wrote:
If Paizo received a dollar everytimes someone blames Cosmo...

I blame Cosmo for Paizo not receiving a dollar every time someone blames Cosmo.


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ROCK ON!
\m/ >.< \m/

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nosig wrote:
and there are already 6 players and a judge there...

...meaning I automatically look for another table. ;-)


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Scott Betts wrote:
GreyWolfLord wrote:
If you have someone who is absolutely the dregs of the earth, is it okay to give them their comeuppance if it means violating the right to privacy, gaining it via someone who is using it to further blackmail and extortion, and possibly attained it through criminal acts?

Yes. Why do we have to keep telling you this?

If your girlfriend/fiancee/wife were cheating and your best friend illicitly recorded her admitting to it and played it for you, would you give two craps about the fact that she didn't consent to the recording?

Don't be absurd, Scott.

GreyWolfLord would obviously be perfectly willing to allow the other person to exercise his/her right of free association, without any regard to whether or not the people with whom he/she chose to freely associate wanted to associate with him/her.

And then he'd insist that it wasn't about cheating, it was about violation of privacy rights.


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So, if I'm understanding the tenets of GreyWolfLord's myriad posts, it's not about racism, it's about the rights of an individual to continue to associate with a group of people who don't want to associate with his publically-racist @ss anymore.

You know, rights of association and all that.

Because freedom.

And cos, if the NBA can do it, what's to stop the government from doing it too? (Aside from, y'know, voting and stuff, I mean.)

Hey, you know what would fix this? Sterling should rally up a militia of like-minded persons and begin armed revolt against the oppression of the NBA!


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Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:
The LA Clippers are NOT the NBA's room. The franchise is owned by Mr. Sterling and will probably continue to be owned by him until any court case(s) can be ultimately decided (which will take many years). Also, be reminded that the tape recordings have only come to the public's attention because of illegal spying/tape recording. If this were a criminal case, such evidence might be inadmissable. Furthermore, there now appears to be a possible connection ( criminal conspiracy ?) between the spy/information leaker and a potential buyer interested in the purchase of the team. AH, THIS CASE BECOMES EVER MORE INTERESTING AS IT UNFOLDS.
You really should look up the word franchise.

QFT.

Buying a franchise means you've purchased the right to share a brand name (in this case, the NBA). Under the business model, every owner of a franchise gets to use the NBA brand name, provided they abide by the covenants set down by the owner of the brand.

This isn't a very difficult concept to understand: you buy into the NBA brand, you agree to abide by the NBA rules. If you don't, you don't get to be a franchisee any more.


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Scott Betts wrote:
GreyWolfLord wrote:
Now just remember, his remarks were gathered by invasion of privacy, blackmail, and extortion.

Not if he asked that he be recorded. And none of this makes his words any less heinous.

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To support the actions done to him ALSO means you support, invasion of privacy, blackmail and extortion...

No, it doesn't. I'm not sure why you have a desire to conflate the two.

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That's the BIG kicker in all of this...these were not public items nor were they given for public...but were obtained through several ways which were not exactly legal...

If by "several ways which were not exactly legal," you mean "he asked his girlfriend to use a tape recorder," then sure.

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Upon reflection, the better item for the NBA probably would have been to say, it's a private matter and they are staying out of it...OR...they do not condone the actions of a crime.
They don't have the luxury of that call when the guy's words are made public and begin to cost the association millions of dollars in ad revenue as 14 advertising partners cut their ties.

Slight correction: they do have the luxury to make that call, but are unwilling to do so because the guy's words have been made public and began to cost the association millions of dollars in ad revenue as 14 advertising partners cut their ties.

It's totally understandable that the NBA doesn't want to keep a louse like Sterling around as a result. But they certainly could, if they so chose (and were willing to accept the associated public relations nightmare.

Beyond that, I'm in total agreement that this isn't a free speech issue since no law passed by Congress is involved, explicitly or implicitly.


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Male human Wiz1 | hp 7/8 | Init +2 | AC 12, T 12, FF 10 | CMB +0, CMD 12 | F +3 R +2 W +3 | Prcptn +1

A ghost? Doesn't look a thing like my father...

Ezren double moves into the chamber.


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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
I blame GIMP's GUI completely on Cosmo.

I had never considered this, but it totally makes sense.

COSMO!!!

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It'd be hard to find a bigger jackass PC than my Magus; he's haughty, disdainful, and routinely says exactly the wrong thing (particularly when rolling poorly on a Diplomacy check...which is often).

But he also uses his magic freely on other PCs, has a stack of consumables he will hand out (well, that his porter will hand out) at the table, and refuses to leave one of "the little people" (i.e., anyone who isn't him) behind. And on occasion, when someone reacts negatively to my role-play, I scale the dial back because, why ruin their time at the table too?

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nosig wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

Just to be clear, this wasn't Findlanderboy' s call, he did the right thing. (I don't think you thought that Morphling, just restating it.)

This is why I always carry my Confirmation kit with me when I play.

yeah, I have a binder with everything I need to run First Steps, Masters of the Fallen Fortress, and (a bit of overkill) Crypt of the Everflame - including chronicles and handouts, all the Iconic PCs and table tents and lots of extras (a one page write-up on "What's a Pathfinder" for example). Always ready to start someone new...

I always have Master of the Fallen Fortress and the Confirmation with me, even when I'm just planning to play. You just never know.


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Sara Marie wrote:
cs erik: I can't actually think of anything to contribute to make this worse

Yay! I'm participating!


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Sara Marie wrote:
lissa: Shelyn's [redacted] is the best thing in Inner Sea Gods

This is true regardless of what was redacted.


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Sinspawn 3

Vojtek's mighty blow, while not quite a critical hit, lands and deals damage...but not as much as the warrior thinks it should!

Ali fires her bow but cannot connect, while Kappi moves around to the other side, unsure of how to flank a thing in the air! Meanwhile, Edward tries to undo what the doll hath wrought on him!

Angrily the doll points again at the barbarian, determined to bring him down!
ranged touch: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (13) + 7 = 20
cold dmg: 1d3 ⇒ 2

GM stuff:
21

Party up!


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Male human (Kellid) Mnk4/Sor1 | hp 39/39 | Init +2 | AC 20/16, T 16, FF 17/13 | CMB +7 (+9 grapple), CMD 22 (24 v. grapple) | F +6 R +6 W +6 (+2 vs exhaustion/fatigue) | Prcptn +10, SM +9

I'm just a simple (cave)man — your magical world frightens and confuses me! ;-)


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I'll just leave this here.

I think we all know exactly who is to blame.


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The Paizo golem is made of awesome.


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Orthos wrote:
thunderspirit wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
{makes mental note to bring oodles of cookies if I ever get to PaizoCon}

IF!?!

This is not an "option."
I demand you be there! ;-)

Are you offering to pay the way?

Assuming the lottery numbers I just picked win, absolutely!


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Araxiss wrote:
If we chain him down in the Paizo basement he can't leave. Right, guys? Guys?

I think they tried that already, and SKR taught the raptors how to use door handles.


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And I'm sure, should SRM (or any developer, for that matter) explain the rationale, you'd stop arguing for the sake of pointing out how much you dislike the rationale. Right?


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Sara Marie wrote:

christopher: "The Bold And The Italicized"

christopher: Font humor is best humor

cosmo: ...especially if you want to go for Impact

christopher: Without humor, it's just Comic Sans.

liz: ...wow.

cosmo: yeah, Christopher, you’re going to need to send a Courier for a New sense of humor.

liz: Get with the Times, Cosmo.

...

robot chris: You wingdings.

This makes me weep.

The tears are tears of joy.


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Jessica Price wrote:
I hope that finally, we have heard the last about my Russell being too short to play in the NFL.

He's a welcome exception to the rule, to be sure. Poise, leadership, and a rocket arm go a long way. ;-)


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Not that big a secret; Tom Waits is also all flaps of hairy skin. ;-)

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Bob just uses that to wash his junk.

Of course, he uses your loofah to do it, so...

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Saying Amanda rocked is an understatement. :-)

Agree with Seth about Chris Mortika and Kyle Baird as a pinch hitter (on minimal sleep, I might add). When Kyle's your first bat off the bench, it's fair to say that Winter War had a heckuva lineup. :-D

Also a shout-out to my Siege of the Diamond City table of three, who talked their way through nearly the entire city (and learned enough to make them very interested in playing Traitor's Lodge...), showing the true power of Diplomacy.

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