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Well they have an Inhumans movie in the works, and the city design matches up with Attilan's layout (based on fuzzy memories admitedly), all that remains to be seen is if they go the amalgamating a bunch of similarly derived concepts/locations and where they stick them, for instance make Blue area of the moon research base/Attilan/Olympia one in the same and stick in the Himalayas and merging Inhumans,Eternals and Deviants for the purposes of the MCU like they did the Cube/Space Gem.

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Whats with all the doubt on tech advancement rate, if you looked at 1850's to 1920's you'd see a similar tech shift in the general tech level, (baring some of the more overtly steampunk stuff such as the shock gloves.).

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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I take back my comment about "not too much fan service" in SAO. It's like someone with too much authority to swing around realized "Oh, this s%@@ is popular? Throw some jiggly-boobs into season 2! More popularz!"

Ah well, it's still fun. :)

We talking second arc or trailers for the second season, because if your talking second arc theres actually a point behind that as the first arc the characters are all in bodies that match their RL forms second arc you hit a game in which you can have a customised avatar (even if it still has to be the same sex as you) and we all know what gamers are like with those.

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Oh please tell me their going to address the cloned old guy syndrome from the movies (ok they could technically be the same guy, but given the odd places he's shown up I think not.)

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Actually he was just reporting to start, then actually loosened a bolt which is when things went wrong, but yeah he was earing on the protect side of things, (which was slightly wonky as he veered between non lethal and exploding gas station.)

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Unless of course they make a cross paltform version of Dragon Age Keep for Mass Effect (which I think is part of what they want it to do otherwise why not just use Origins cloud storage.)

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Its worth noting that 5 and 10 are very much 2 of the nicer Doctors (8 and 9 might fit here) hence the much more positive meeting.

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Its also worth noting that 10 is given the sobriquet of the Hero which is very much a more positive one than a number of the others got 2 got the clown, 3 the dandy and 7 the trickster.

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I actually mostly agree with Lord Snow on 10's general portrayal in Day of the Doctor, he really is having an off day even more so than the specials leading up to his regeneration and is pretty much always a step behind both John Hurt and 11. Thats Moffat's sense of superiority (see overuse of the Weeping Angels when he took over as showrunner) in that his stuff has to be better.

That being said on the whole I liked the episode even though theres a bit too much squashed in and I still think Moffat isn't good as a show runner especially with his pacing of meta arcs but for single stories he can still write up a storm.

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Unless they decide that the Master managed to off Rassilon, but either way it makes for some interesting options, how to retrieve Gallifrey without having the Time Lords go all lets destroy the universe again.

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Chris Kenney wrote:

Easiest explanation: The "War Doctor" exists entirely within the period covered by the "time lock" on the War. So even though the Doctor escaped, he regenerated into Nine during the war, and thus nothing about the "War Doctor" persona escaped the lock.

IF this is correct, the War Doctor's presence in Day of the Doctor would then suggest the lock is gone. This would probably be bad.

That Time locks already been breached at least twice (three time if we include that anomaly in the Dr's grave.) The writers could have it fail pretty much however and whenever they want.

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Arnwyn wrote:
Backfromthedeadguy wrote:
If people want to nitpick the show to death they can always replace it with a reality TV show. People should be damn grateful that they're putting this out at all. Like every show there are things that I would do differently but I feel the positives way out weigh the negatives.
Indeed. Somewhat inexplicable, too, since AoS blows the living poo-poo out of Arrow (though I don't mind Arrow) and (though I loathe to mention it at all because it is truly a horrid show) The Tomorrow People.

I'd have to disagree here Arrow is much better in my opinion (though at a similar stage I'd probably say its more of a slight edge but it also started to get better much quicker around this many episodes in.) That being said I'm seeing improvement in AoS its more gradual and I'm not altogether sure its going to hit a decent quality before season 2 also they really could do with actually tapping into the Marvel mythos a bit more.

Totally agree on the Tomorrow People though.

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some extremely good stuff, some extremely meh stuff and even more b!~%!+~ed up pacing than the first season *sigh* if their going to continue with the shorter arcs they really need to learn how to tell a story in that time frame and not running parralel plots would help.

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I like the little background news stories on the Particle Accelerator,

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DM Beckett wrote:

I'm speculating. I do not think they are going to go with the team being super powered. When Coulson died in the Avengers, he was stabbed by Loki's scepter/spear and the show says he was gone for 8 - 80 seconds, also making references to a vacation, (possibly mystic).

In the Avengers, Cpt A started to mistrust SHIELD for a bit and went searching through some of their storage, finding the old Nazi tech, and some other stuff, (unknown).

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So, when Coulson died, basically the Helocarrier had to have whatever it was on board. I'm thinking that SHIELD has the ** spoiler omitted **

So, I'm thinking maybe they used that to either remove his soul for a while, or to call it back to his body later, which would really play into the banter about him feeling off, and that death changes...

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I actually think the tesseract is the space gem given it created portals, with Aether being reality as Malakith was using it to reshape the universe (alos it being given into the keeping of the Collector. Thats of course open to debate but thats just my feelings there.
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I'd second giving Brent Weeks a look particularly the Night Angel Trilogy (The Lightbringer series whilst interesting has some quite odd decisions in it.)

Sharon Lee and Steve Millers Liaden series is a good solid read, makes me think of Traveller alot.

David Webers Honorverse is also a personal favorite though more recent books arn't quite as good as the stuff in the middle due to a deviation in story that is apparently Eric Flints fault, who is also on my list of authors to check out.

John Ringo's written some good stuff if you can take his politics.

Basically most of these guys have books on Baens free online library which are normally good jumping on points for various book series.

Oh and if people are into the Dresden Files I'd suggest picking up Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus novels

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Kalshane wrote:

Trailer definitely has me excited for the new movie, though I'm really not digging the lack of red in Cap's costume. Winter Soldier looks awesome, though.

One scene made me think of a great Maria Hill quote for Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, though. "I've had the same car since I was nineteen years old and never had a problem; yet this thing falls out of the sky every other Thursday!"

It is however a pretty close rendition of Cap's Steve Rogers SUper Soldier/Director of SHIELD suit from the time period that Winter Soldier was Cap after Steves ressurection so I'm giving it a pass on that.

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Set wrote:


If I ever had been a huge fan of Barry or Hal, I'd probably *hate* the new interpretations of them (with Barry being a huge joke that the rest of the League openly mocks to his face, and Hal being a colossal jerk that single-handedly wrecked the Leagues PR by picking fights with his teammates in public). I'm not a huge fan of resurrections, but even less when they seem to have been staged solely to assassinate the character of the one-time *heroes* they dug up...

Thats a bit unfair on the resurrections since they occured a long time before Nu52 (Felt they were somewhat uneeded myself since I'm a Wally, Kyle generation type myself, dislike Hal generally but Barry has a soft spot in my heart from the original TV show.)

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We already know their moving in that direction with Barry showing up later in the season.

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I don't know alot of what I like about Amell as an actor is he managed to get the body language and movement shifts pretty spot on in season 1.

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Except we're pretty certain something similar shows up in GotG next year, though I can't remember where that little titbit comes from.

The diamonds were aquired to get the accesss card from the guy who was willing to sell it, but yeah really odd to go about it that way when you've got some of the other resources they had to have (there were two of those eye cams though we don't know how tricked out the other one was.)

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Large Carnosaur is about as far as I'd want to push it, I mean their not the easiest things to tell apart even when not in art form.

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magnuskn wrote:


Paizo isn't planning an "Avatar" base class, I fear? It wouldn't be that unbalanced, compared to some of the other stuff other classes can do. About every episode of this series makes me want to play something like this more. Oh, well, pipedream.

You could push an elemental fist monk down this sort of route though its not quite there(Master of Many Styles or Monk of the Four Winds with multiple elemental styles.) or build an arcane spellcaster around the concept.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

Clade, since it will be asked

TLDR: a clade is a branch on the tree of life. Blackwing is going with his "Super advanced flying stealth dinosaur" theory. Kind of a stretch with pterosaurs ... you need to go so far back that you include all reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs.

Not a stretch at all theres a clade for Archosaurs that are closer to birds based on the ankle construction. (I'm not sure if their going with Ornithosuchidae or Avemetatarsalia atm though). Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs and a few of the Triassic things that don't quite fit elsewhere.

But anyway I still have nightmares about Chain Lightning wiping out huge mobs of Red Mantis due to exceptionally hard save DC's granted by the feat selection.

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Doubt it the greater dispel is almost certainly targetted and Redcloak summoned the elemental not Malack

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Lana's comics cannon, its Chloe and Whitney who were created especially for the show.

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BzAli wrote:
Nychus wrote:
Also you can get 4 decks into a 20' square though it is a little cramped space wise.

With 4 decks pr. 20' cube, that would mean 5 feet pr. deck, and that's even before we include the actual width of the wood itself... and a solid wooden board do take up a non-neglible amount of space.

Every medium sized creature would be cramped in these conditions. It would be next to impossible to work in such decks, especially if the work involves heavy physical labour, such as lifting crates or loading a cannon/ballista.

I'd say two decks pr. 20 ft. is much closer to reaslity... unless you are building a slaveship, in which case you could have slavequarters of very low height.

Top deck is the top of the cube meaning you can get decks in at between 6'and 7' per deck with space for the board, and still get 4 decks, 2 decks below decks at 10' per deck that positively roomy and would still give 3 decks total,(For a 3 decker like this I'd adjust to 2 different deck heights turning one of the decks into the hold at about 12' clearance)

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I have to say that when I pushed the Victory through the creation I think it came out a bit neater not counting the below waterline stuff in the 20' boxes, I think I also counted each gun as a gun per broadside rather than a single gun.

Also you can get 4 decks into a 20' square though it is a little cramped space wise.

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The Warmachine armour stuff was actually dealt with since the government just can't resist tinkering with the suit they got AIM to do an "upgrade" on it specifically the OS again (repeating the mistakes of the previous movie I mean come on Rhodey) so taking it over and having sims for prospective pilots to learn with wouldn't be that much of an issue.

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Caineach wrote:

I wish there was more of the early movie, before he puts on the suit, and some more of him coming into his powers instead of going straight to flight early on.

Actually I agree here, they could have dropped the whole "prologue" sequence at the beginning to do this and prehaps added some of the respect for life and where that comes from, plus extended the end fight to show break offs to save people where possible like was done in the Smallville confrontation. After all pretty much all the plot points in the Krypton section were repeated later in the movie with the only one that jumps out at me as not being easily addable to a later section of flashback narrative for very little actual increase in length.

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CapeCodRPGer wrote:

I am seeing it this weekend but I am curious about something. Answer in spoiler tags if its a big deal.

I know General Zod is the main bad guy in this movie. But is Lex Luthor in it/ mentioned at all for set up for future movies? I'm glad they went with Zod and not Luthor because Luthor been done to death in movies.

They blow up a Lexcorp oil truck, but there is no reference to Luthor.

So my thoughts were that Superman was supermediocre.
I liked the characters. Superman wasn't a brick wall, Lois wasn't a complete damsel in distress. I like the choice of actress for Lois, someone who looks like they have been arround the block chasing a lead before instead of some just out of college pinup.

If you liked how the Hulk moved in Avengers, you will probably like the fight scenes here. I personally find them blurry and jarring. They use the same move things too fast so their ragdoll cg physics don't look as bad technique. It may have looked better in 3D, but I doubt it.

I felt that in the fight scenes they dropped Superman's character, like throwing enemies though occupied buildings that eventually collapse and not caring about collateral damage. The fight scenes felt like 2 superpowers going at it, but they didn't feel like one of them was Superman.

You've got to remember that the fights are powered kryptonians going at it so the speed thing I think they got right given there a hyperspeed component, the bits I liked I really liked the bits I didn't like I really didn't like, it felt like most of the pieces were there for a great movie just they put them together wrong.

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little down arrow/traingle in the bottom right of your minimap brings up a drop down menu access the ship interior is in that list.

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The thing is Moffat is bad at metaplot he just can't seem to get the pacing right about how and when to put the information in the viewers hands resulting in the rushed not enough information when it comes time to draw things to a close.

In many ways the finale is an inverse of usual, the episode itself doesn't flow properly and the inconsistancies kinda stick out but the metainformation is delivered quite well and sets the anniversary up very strongly.

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I have to say I think I might be a little jazzed for the anniversary ep,

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hmm Daggerfall, thats going back a bit, they basically really overreached themselves there since as I recall most of the buggy bits had to do with the random generators for various stuff (dungeon layouts I'm looking at you.) and the intereactions of the geometry with a number of differant movement modes, (flight, climb, swim, walk, and I think it even attempted point to point teleportation though I'm not 100% on that.)

But heho knowing the limits of the equipment your working with is part of the process.

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brvheart wrote:

More errata

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The problem is that the full details do not exist in the document. Or at least come up in a search.

Page 29 and the find function worked fine looking for Falken.

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Firearms everywhere prices from the UC (10% of base) sort most of that gives Masterwork style pricing on the weird stuff like from Brace of Pistols and the Highway pistol, then use Nicks numbers for the baseline mass produced stuff thats around (I actually prefer their statlines as well a bit less "swingy" than UC.)

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Gah brains jumping all over the place the chart on page 350 of Razor Coast, the double barrelled musket is listed at 30GP with a Long Musket listed at 120GP hence the add a 0 there.

I'm guessing the Freebooters Guide costage is base cost for using Freebooters guide stuff in other settings as I finally got around to reading the Firarms availability guidelines and found that Firearms everywhere is indeed costs at 10% of list and since that was already in place it was easier to cost it that way.

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I have a question regarding firearms, the prices listed in Razor coast are very cheap compared to everywhere else including the price of a Highway Pistol in the Freebooters Guide, and the Double Barrelled Musket is listed at 30GP's.

I'm assuming the best way to handle this is to knock a 0 off the end of the prices of stuff from say Brace of Pistols which then puts them in Mastercraft price ranges rather than magic item price ranges.

I also expect the double barrelled musket is supposed to be listed at 300 GP's

This is mostly based on the price chart for black powder on page 350.

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Zherog wrote:

Hi Nychus. Lou and I worked insanely hard on Fire as she Bears, so I excited to hear it's well-received. Thank you so much for taking the time to point out that you liked it.

As for the gun deck issue... when I was putting numbers together, that was a real tough balancing point. I re-wrote the "math" of Hull Locations easily a half-dozen times (maybe more) and at least two of those were to try and get gun decks to work better.

In the end, we went with complete abstractions for cannons. Reload times, distances, etc were all designed with game balance in mind rather than realism. Your observation that you can pack more "small" guns onto a deck is enirely accurate; that was the intention. The trade-off to doing so is that you lose range. If you're ship has nothing but 6-pounders and your opponent has a bunch of 36-pounders, then her best course of action is to try to stay away from you and fire at range, because your guns can't even reach her ship. On the flip side, if you manage to maneuver your ship into closer range, you then have the upper hand in the fight. You're brining more guns to the battle, and so have more chances to hit. And your reload time is less, so you're making those attacks more often.

It's all part of the chess game about how to build and equip your ship, coupled with the tactics you use out on the open seas.

Hope that helps bring a bit of understanding to the gun deck issue. Again, I'm so glad to hear you're digging the book. those sorts of comments make all the work worthwhile.

I really like the way its been approached very similar to what I was trying to to do when trying to write my submission (it never made it in :-() though I went a bit more abstract on some stuff such as cannon being mounted in batteries which basically ignored hardness/DR but did the same damage as a single piece etc.

Incidently the 26 location Victory comes out with the correct sailing speed as well as everything else so thatsa real plus. (and I never ever want to see a properly armed first rate ship of the line heading at me in game. ;-))

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the gun decks were 186ft long but yeah 226ft total length, 50ft beam, 3 gundecks with another 12 guns in the fore and aft castles. Depth of hold was 21ft with a draught of 28ft. I think I put the build in at 26 hull sections of which 18 had gun deck space tripled up as triple deck, with the below water line stuff abstracted though I suppose if you wanted to get the hit points closer to surviving her own broadside you'd need those extra 22 hull portions.

Eight decks includes foc'sle, poop deck and quarterdeck as individual decks, the others being the hold, orlop deck and 3 gun decks.

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Haha Fire as She Bears passes the test of can I build the HMS Victory in the rules (Though I had to fudge that each gun represented 1 each side even on a 2* boat layout.)

The naval encounters table seems a little off though the hull slots arn't really enough to fit the quoted gun numbers even with the doubleing unless their all the smallest guns available.

Nitpicking on the abstraction to realism level aside looks like it'll do a good job of making for interesting naval battles in game.

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The main problem with the work around is that those of us who added the books on as add ons can't access the stuff :-(.

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Signore di Fortuna wrote:
There were a lot of characters in the 90's who are ridiculous in retrospect, Lobo being one of them. Lobo is fairly two-dimensional and his sporadic usage by DC validates that, at least to me. Besides, he's friends with Aquaman and Guy Gardner. That just screams C-lister. At least, Amalgam didn't have him hanging around Speedball and Sleepwalker.

Nope they just merged him with Howard the Duck.....

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It ticked up from 90,001 to 90,016 as I watched, but yeah its not safely there, I think we be needing to see some of the froggies other surprises though.

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Well as long as people don't invoke Dajobas instead of Pele you might get away with it (thats my theory about how you drew Pele's wrath first time round anyhow.)

Question how many books is likely to cause a shipping increase now (looking at three hardbacks and Fire as she Bears suspiciously).

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Ok just to make sure I'm understanding how this is working.
As an original pre order in the UK I pledge

$110 which is bumped to the 150 for the book plus players guide and PDF swag.

$40 Dollars for Heart of the Razor addon physical book.

and theres no need for the $20 dollars postage correct?

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Hmm Art of the Duel lovely lovely thing was the bane of my GM'ing when running Crimson Throne, both because certain characters needed converting to use it and the guy who took on the mantle of BlackJack used them to make a monstrosity of a duelist.

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Kodyax wrote:
Looks like we lost one. At this point I jut want this to fund. Hang the stretch goals.

huh? still looks on target to me or did I miss something whilst beating on Superheroes?

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So is it just me or does the touched up Pele art seem a little "worse" than the original with regards to the intent behind the touching up?

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Ok that doesn't look t good for the first time the projection at Kicktraq has it not funding at the low end, need to get those pledges moving in people.

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