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Don Edwards

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  1. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    YMMV indeed. I thought that 4E was the best up until then (that is until rather late in its lifecycle when the "Heroes Of..." books demanded that the architecture be broken so non-compliant new races and classes could be jammed in - which ticked off many 4E fans and didn't interest many 4E haters), and was so disgusted at the direction 5E development seemed to be going that I stopped watching partway through and have never yet looked at the end result.
  2. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    (4E was not a complete success in every regard. I don' t know of anyone who preferred 4E's limited alignment "grid" over what was in 3E. I mean, the notion that Lawful can never be Evil is absurd on its face.)
  3. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    And then there's 4E, which broke what some people loved about earlier editions and instead did stuff that other people loved... ... I watched the development of 5E for a while, and when I concluded that they were carefully picking out everything that the folks who liked 4E better specifically preferred about that edition and making 5E as much UNlike it as possible - in the direction of earlier editions but even more so - I gave up on it.
  4. NP September 10, 2018

    No, but they are still cultures.
  5. NP September 10, 2018

    There are cultures where you treat members of your own tribe extremely well, but if you can get a guy from the neighboring tribe to come over for dinner without mentioning that, rather than a guest, he's to be the main course, you win brownie points within your own tribe. (Hey, you not only provided meat, but arranged for it to deliver itself!)
  6. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    I would amend that: make sure she's allowed to stay in that room if she chooses.
  7. Story Friday September 9, 2018

    It would explain even more things if Diane's father was caught having an affair with Rhoda's father. However, I'm guessing that this didn't happen.
  8. Story Wednesday September 5, 2018

    In a school that size, (a) I would guess it's only a senior high school, grades 9-12 or maybe just 10-12, so they wouldn't need to be very far apart in age to not be in Moperville South at the same time. And (b) with limited exceptions I wouldn't expect a lot of interaction between students more than a year apart. Siblings could be one of those exceptions, but not necessarily - I was in high school with one of my sisters for a year, a much smaller school than Moperville South, and I rarely saw her at all inside the building.
  9. This Day In History

    That is not something you want to spread out over a few minutes, let alone a few days. Because it really doesn't matter whether you drive on the left or the right - what matters is that either everyone drives on the left, or everyone drives on the right, no mixing it up.
  10. This Day In History

    Another factor was that while New Orleans had a disaster plan that recognized the danger of a hurricane, AND (iirc) the danger that the hurricane might damage levees which would be another cause of widespread damage, and (noting the desirability of evacuation) had evacuation plans including the uses of the school district's buses as evacuation vehicles... ... in the event, NOBODY OPENED THE BOOK. The school buses sat unused in parking lots, and many of them were damaged or destroyed by flooding.
  11. Story Wednesday August 29, 2018

    Not necessarily as good as he appears to think.
  12. Story Monday August 27, 2018

    That got fixed PDQ, but still there were - if I recall correctly - twenty-some kids legally abandoned that could not have been legally abandoned after the fix took effect. The oldest being just weeks shy of adulthood. Note: technically, when my dad died I should have become a ward of the state. But that probably would have involved yanking me out of college and shipping me 2/3 of the way across the country to my mother's custody, whereas if they just ignored the matter for a month and a half all would be good...
  13. Sketchbook Aug 28, 2018 - Happy Casual Felix

    Quick duckduckgo says WHAT AM I, CHOPPED LIVER? (hey, can I have some?)
  14. Things that you find baffling

    The word you're looking for is "quaint".
  15. This Day In History

    I'm pretty sure that explosives for fishing run afoul of several laws. Dunno if any of them are specifically about fishing, as opposed to non-approved use of explosives...
  16. NP Monday August 20, 2018

    I know that the town of Quartzsite, AZ - which has a highly seasonal population, the low being approximately 3,600 in summer - has a grade school that runs to 8th grade, but the nearest high school in the same state is something like 40 miles away. Lots of high-school-age kids get their education online.
  17. Story Wednesday August 1, 2018

    "Doctors, people are figuring out that the height-and-weight charts horribly over-simplify things. Obesity can't be completely defined in terms of those two numbers. What do we do?" "How about if we divide one of those two numbers by the other and give the result a nice scientific-sound name? Oh, maybe 'Body Mass Index'?" "Perfect! Let's do it!"
  18. Story Wednesday August 1, 2018

    That is incorrect. Tedd talked WoM into doing a minimal-change reset. But that's still a reset. "At its most technical, how magic works has not changed at all. What has changed is how much magic is being kept in check."
  19. Things That Are Just Annoying

    If that's really necessary, it's bad design. Something that is going to be that common, shouldn't require disassembly. Consider installing a hinge under the seat so you can get the battery out more easily, or putting the battery back in rotated 90 degrees so you can hook the charger up without removing the battery, or...
  20. NP Wed Aug 8 2018

    Justin crushing on Elliot was a thing back at Grace's birthday party.
  21. NP monday - August 6, 2018

    I've never seen that in a convenience store. It's mostly restaurants, for health-code reasons.
  22. This Day In History

    I read a story once where a news broadcast casually mentioned that Godzilla had destroyed Tokyo again; but the creature had left and, after so many years of experience, the Japanese government estimated rebuilding the city would take three weeks to a month.
  23. This Day In History

    But apparently he was from Brittany (part of France) or Cornwall (allegedly his body is in Cornwall), so technically perhaps not an Englishman.