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  1. 15 hours ago, The Old Hack said:

    The Moderator:

    Gentlemen,

    I appreciate that there are at times situations where the Internet's lack of tone and gesture may escalate an innocuously-intended if perhaps abrasive-appearing remark into an argument. However, it is also possible to respond to such an event with a more restrained 'dude, that seems a little abrasive' rather than taking the originating party to task for his statements. Therefore, I request of the both of you to please drop this matter or alternately take it to private messages.

    Respectfully,

    ~tOH.

    Dropped and currently falling at 9.8 meters per second per second.

     


  2. d20 Modern is based on the D&D 3.5 rule set.  This means that melee combat is well over what should be it's level in importance.  A good 75 to 80 percent of the advanced classes for star fairing races are melee combat monsters.  Most of them, despite being, supposedly the best warriors of their race can be taken down by 1st level normal human with 30 ought six hunting rifle from 1930.  Bolt action even.  Given the katana (of course aliens from another Galaxy use katanas) swinging alien's speed, grandpa and his trusted deer rifle is going to get 5 to 8 shots before the slice and dice dudes get close. This is normally fatal to two to four of them.

    Combat post 1800 or so, maybe earlier is decided by guns.  Hell if you go back to the Hundred Years War and the English Civil War, if you substitute longbow for guns it goes back to the late middle ages.  Why this bothers me isn't one of those things that I have no idea why, I know why, it's because I don't deal well with game designers that no sense of history and think that Games Workshop is a legitimate source for research.

    This rant brought to you by Chris Fields and Bryan Steele.


  3. 57 minutes ago, The Old Hack said:

    That was one reason I fell in love with EGS, yes. Admittedly, for a truly serious treatment of this, I can only highly recommend Lois McMaster Bujold's Mirror Dance, which deals extensively with the legal rights of clones. In fact, I recommend the whole Vorkosigan series.

    Oh yes, Ever so much.


  4. 1 hour ago, Scotty said:

    She's been training with Ellen as of just before Christmas. And her major hurdle at the moment seems to be in getting mobile while having her shields up. Once she is able to do that I imagine she'll be a more versatile tank. And yes I am considering Grace a tank, she's got high strength and defense. Nanase, Ellen and Elliot have agility with their martial arts training so they can flank and jump in and out of range quickly, Justin might be an off-tank given his strength aura, he might get some defensive spells later on. Susan and Tedd would be support with possible ranged. Sarah....sadly being the least developed for combat and magic in general (Tedd's at least thought of ways to defend himself and others) doesn't have much to offer yet.

    Recon and battle field intelligence is life. There is a reason why there are recon units at all levels down to battalion in most armies. Some have them as low as company, and depending on how you look at designated marksman, even some squads have a recon element. Sarah is a freaking great tactical recon element. The next best is Susan, assuming she can get to where she can see via her flock of fey, followed by Nanase. Susan over Nanase due to the number of "UAV" that each can launch. It's canon that both girls fairies are, to one degree or another armed.


  5. 31 minutes ago, Matoyak said:

    Doing that is very different than doing this:

    In one you're commenting on something else. In the other you're saying "I don't understand this and I don't want to."

    And exactly what is wrong with that?  People tell me that all the time when I start to geek out or go into massive details about how some software works.


  6. 2 hours ago, Scotty said:

    I think Grace is on to something there.

    As for the commentary, there were many instances in cartoons where a bull seeing red got angry, Overwatch is a cartoony game so it's perfectly logical. :)

    Of course the Mythbusters proved that as busted.  Of course that test lead to one of Tories great lines

    "I'm starting to think that this isn't a good idea"


  7. 5 hours ago, Matoyak said:

    What, do you need to be under 28 to enjoy video games or to want to help someone understand what the joke in the comic is based around them when someone expresses their lack of knowledge in it? ~rolls eyes~

    Under 28 is a mind set not an age.

     

     

    Look! Is that a shiny round thing?

     


  8. 8 hours ago, malloyd said:

    The "everything/nothing" part is probably wrong though.  Donaldson is one of those writers whose reputation - good or bad - is almost always drawn entirely from one of his works (in his case the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant).  Some of this other stuff is so different that it's hard to see how anyone could have the same opinions of both.  I personally really disliked most of the Covenant books, but some of his other work was pretty enjoyable, and I'd actually recommend his short story collections - Daughter of Regals and Other Tales, and Reave the Just and Other Tales.

     

     

     

     

    To be honest my reading of him is limited to Chronicles, which put him in my "don't read any more" list.

     


  9. 1 hour ago, ProfessorTomoe said:

    Suggestions? Okay ...

    Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series
    Stephen R. Donaldson - nothing he's ever written in his life.
    Jack L. Chalker - the Well of Souls and Soul Rider series

    Start with those, then check back for more.

    There, I fixed it for you.


  10. Nope, they just spend too much time on video games, of which I have limited interest in.  I understand that YMMV on this, and obviously, based on the number of VG related posts in the reaction threads that a large number of y'all are interested in them.  Plus often the art is cute even if I don't know what the subject matter is.  As long as he avoids the two gamers on a couch syndrome all is cool.

    Oh, and for the record, if I say in a reaction to a NP comic that I don't know what this, assume there is an ",and I don't care" following it, unless I say otherwise in the comment. I don't need all the under 28 set telling me the details, particularly if you do it via other VG.


  11. 2 hours ago, CritterKeeper said:

     

    Well, given that appearing somewhere naked would make it a lot harder to be inconspicuous, it seems fair to assume that clothing can come along with when teleporting.

     

    Teleporting in the table top RPG traveller is a psionic ability. Teleporting with clothing is some what more expensive in terms of psionic points for than teleporting nude.  Teleporting with gear is a lot more expensive than naked. Teleporting with some one else is massively more expensive, to the point that 80% of psionic people need to take psi drugs to do so.

    Traveller teleporting also makes you obey the laws of conservation of energy, in that gaining or losing altitude is dangerous do to the increase or decrease in body temperature.  More than 400 meters either way with out special clothing that heats or cools you is normally fatal.

    It also illegal in the 3rd Imperium, the major political power in known space, because it's a psionic power, in that psionics in general are illegal.


  12. When ever I take one of those what have you read test for fantasy and SF* if it's pre 2000 and notable I normally have read it.  And a lot of post 2000, just not as likely.

    For non fantasy/SF I tend to score in the middle of the pack, and the more non Anglosphere writers you include in the list the more likely I am to score low.

    I read a lot.

    *And yes I am one of those people that think there is a difference between SciFi and SF.


  13. 20 hours ago, The Old Hack said:

    You mean it used to be west of you.

    Unless the media has been infiltrated by cultists of one or more of the elder Gods, which is possible, it still is. At least no reports of it moving.  Also I have friends that live in Sand Springs.  Kelsey would have said something on Facebook. Not do sure about her husband, however.


  14. Tulsa, OK

    as of 5:05 pm CDT

    91°
    Mostly Cloudy
    feels like 102°
    H - L 74°
     
    Well, isn't this special.  Got an alert right after the mostly cloudy changed to "cloudy"
    • Issuing Office: Tulsa

      Source: The National Weather Service

      5:43pm CDT, Sat Jun 18

    SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6:30PM CDT SAT

    ... SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN OKMULGEE... SOUTHEASTERN OSAGE... SOUTHWESTERN WAGONER... NORTHWESTERN MUSKOGEE... NORTHEASTERN CREEK AND TULSA COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM CDT...

    AT 543 PM CDT... STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM TULSA TO 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF STONEBLUFF. MOVEMENT WAS WEST AT 5 MPH.

    WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

    LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH INCLUDE... TULSA... BROKEN ARROW... SAND SPRINGS... BIXBY... SAPULPA... JENKS... GLENPOOL... COWETA... HASKELL... KIEFER... STONEBLUFF... LIBERTY... CHOSKA... HECTORVILLE... GRAY... LEONARD...

    THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 44 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 212 AND 232.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

    &&

    Mostly Cloudy? Why am I hearing thunder then?


  15. 21 minutes ago, Scotty said:

    Though considering Susan likes to watch, she'd more likely be upset at missing out on a show. Actually I'm not entirely sure that sounds right, I mean yeah Susan was aroused by seeing Catalina kissing Elliot, but would that be enough to say that Susan would be interested in watching Elliot have sex too? On that note, is this slope getting too slippery?

    Ashley + Elliot + Susan as a passive partner is my #2 OTT.  (Number 1 being, of course Tedd+Grace+Sarah). I see no reason, if that is the case, that she wouldn't want to be a passive partner in a one off with Nanase.


  16. 33 minutes ago, CritterKeeper said:

    Oddly enough, if Susan were Elliot's current girlfriend, I can picture her getting jealous.  She'd figure out that it was irrational and try to keep it in check, but she's not very experienced, relationship-wise, and was raised to be suspicious of men and think the worst of them.  Her hackles going up at the possibility of Elliot being unfaithful would be in character, as long as she gets to be smart enough to figure out what's going on and that she shouldn't let that feeling drive her actions.

    I'm not seeing that in Susan.  She knows about the TF gun and the fact that it can change your biological sex.