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@  Rycochet : (27 January 2021 - 01:26 PM)

If it's any larger, the roof will collapse and it'll become a batcanyon.

@  Donocropolis : (27 January 2021 - 12:29 PM)

The Batcave got so full of glass cases for dead Robin uniforms that Batman had to move into a bigger cave

@  Rycochet : (27 January 2021 - 11:43 AM)

Mrs. King was Battman's deadliest foe, she killed 6 Robins, Robins you've never even heard of, and snapped Batman like a twig.

@  Paladin : (26 January 2021 - 10:08 PM)

Scarecrow plays the LONG game fighting Batman.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 January 2021 - 09:17 PM)

I had to "delete" the download, and now the video is working correctly (as a streaming view).

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 January 2021 - 09:16 PM)

Strangest error? I downloaded the rental for Batman: Soul of the Dragon, and when I went to play it, it started an episode of Scarecrow And Mrs King. That show IS apparently part of my library (probably snagged it when Apple offered premiere episode for free), but I don't recall ever claiming it....

@  Patch : (26 January 2021 - 06:44 PM)

Not any harder than anyone else with an accent.

@  Nevermore : (26 January 2021 - 12:47 PM)

Question to all the native English speakers: Those of you familiar with Australian singer Sia - how hard are her vocals for you to understand?

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 January 2021 - 04:44 AM)

Calm down, Dirge.

@  Paladin : (25 January 2021 - 09:44 PM)

death comes for us all. what difference does it make how?

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 January 2021 - 06:26 PM)

It's only murder and that is all, why should I feel the way I do...

@  Rufus : (25 January 2021 - 01:37 PM)

It's only murder if it comes from the Murder region of France, otherwise it's just suspiciously deceased.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.


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#41 Logicron

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:32 PM

Western fantasy tends to borrow stuff from LOTR mostly because people think a piece of media needs to have that stuff to count as fantasy.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

I completely fail at the Shadowrun setting. My character is a completely edge-free nice guy and doesn't break any laws... except all the gun laws and several international arms treaties.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:45 PM

My Novi character kinda fits in, sort of. She's at least a depressed cyborg. Arylie the friendly southern belle who won't kill anyone, somewhat less so. 

 

I miss tabletop gaming.

You know I've never actually used a real table? The few games I've played in person we sat on the floor. Then I did a bunch of play-by-post without the realtime and spacial aspects. Now I'm in these weekly voice sessions and we have a virtual table with maps and counters and the whole bit, but still not any literal tables.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:21 PM

I miss tabletop gaming.

me to clam.  i can't remember the last time i played paper magic, thank bob for Arena though. 



#45 Whirl

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:21 PM

The party in the game I play with Detour needed another healer (the other characters are playing a Fighter, a Druid and a Ranger) so I benched Kaya and revamped Talis into a Paladin. I even scrounged up a nifty reference pic for her that was buried between the ridiculous boobplate most other female paladin pics have.

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It's not perfect, since she wields a large one-handed war hammer and not a sword, but whatevs.

 

There's some humor in how this 5 foot tall, 107 pound 19-year-old will cave your head in with a hammer that's bigger than her head if you piss her off enough. Of course, if you managed to piss her off enough to get to that point, you're most likely a puppy-kicking maniac who just poisoned a village's water supply and cackled about it


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#46 Sharkshadow

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:02 AM

Dungeons and Dragons
expectation: lord of the rings, game of thrones, skyrim
reality: its always sunny in the forgotten realms.



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:06 AM

I've only played like two sessions of D&D and I don't think it counts, but now I'm potentially getting sucked into a short Pathfinder module thing that might count as having played D&D once.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:33 AM

I've been considering getting the recent reprints of the earliest Shadowrun novels, though I'm not sure I'll find the time for the between all my other reading commitments.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:27 AM

Dungeons and Dragons
expectation: lord of the rings, game of thrones, skyrim
reality: its always sunny in the forgotten realms.

Don't forget Monty Python and The Gamers.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:29 AM

I got to DM a session of our Shadowrun game tonight, it was my first real session as a live DM, and it's a lot of work! There's a lot I need to work on and I need to learn when to stop talking and let the players play. But it was fun, there were some great character moments, and it seemed everyone enjoyed it a bit. Also whittled down our male player characters from two down to one in our nine-Player group. =P

I'm excited to practice more and hopefully get better with experience!

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#51 Destron D-69

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 05:06 AM

I nearly played Shadowrun but the character creation system is crazy and I gave up. lol its my continued amazement that people I know actually made it work and are enjoying it as we speak. ... like some sort of freak'n geniuses  



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:44 AM

I don't know which style of character advancement I prefer now. Shadowrun seems to all but require software to manage the abominable host of numbers a starting character has to manage - I cannot imagine doing this wholly on paper - and in three or four runs, my decker character has earned all of two rank 3 skills to add to an already fairly broad and useful suite, and a little over half the money I had during character generation. There's no rolling or randomness and characters should ideally be carefully optimized. So basically ... it feels like skipping the first several levels of advancement in something like Pathfinder, and doing all the work of applying the advancement you would have earned before you actually get to do anything. It reminds me of the difference between Wanderlust and Aspirations of Harmony, where the latter is heavily frontloaded on ability points and ponies are godlike in that one area compared to Wanderlust heroes - but all over and with much more complicated numbers. 

 

I think somewhere around your fifth or sixth character in the system it probably starts to make sense, and is probably the more fun approach. As a new player it's an assault. My Pathfinder character for this little module we're doing, I already know exactly what she's for and what she's capable of and why I made each of the individual choices I did in building her, and we haven't started playing yet. Both of my Shadowrun characters, the GM made quite a lot of the decisions and I still don't trust that I'm entirely sure what's going on when I look at their character sheets. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#53 Sharkshadow

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:12 PM

when you inevitably try 5E dnd your gonna be shocked by how little bookkeeping there is. 



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:22 PM

Speaking of DND, I kind of prefered 4Es default cosmology because I just don't think the Great Wheel works outside of Planescape without all the subtle symbology and philosophy that setting had.



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:02 PM

I don't know how inevitable it is that I'll try D&D 5E, but I suppose there are circumstances that could make it unavoidable and it's hardly uncommon. That's good to hear in a sense, though - I do have a preference toward simpler systems, even if I recognize that preference isn't universal. Like, my ideal game is still one where the numbers facilitate and motivate role play, and just I don't at all experience the visceral appeal of optimizing large numbers in tabletop the way I recognize I do to an extent in video games. Maybe it's a lack of experience and awareness to really fully appreciate what they mean, but it just feels really abstract to me. 

 

But yeah, the kind of sword and sorcery Western fantasy setting D&D games happen in doesn't have a lot of appeal to me in itself so it's not really high on my list of things to experience in that sense.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#56 Sharkshadow

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:04 PM

if you want i can suggest some systems ive played before that aren't that. 



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:22 PM

Thanks for the offer. = ] And I guess that could be helpful, if I'm looking around for games to join. Normally I just sort of get invited to these things somehow, so it's rarely a case of actually weighing two options against each other and more like, does this game sound interesting at all, and do I have the time? I don't know how typical that is, but. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#58 Whirl

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:32 PM

5E is probably the best version of D&D. Aside from the Way of Four Elements Monk, there aren't really any bad classes/subclasses.


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#59 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:26 PM

If anyone tries to make you play FATAL, punch them as hard as you can.

#60 Copper Bezel

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:34 PM

Seems unlikely to come up but I'll keep vigilant. XD


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 





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