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@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 June 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.


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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. 



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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


Edited by Lancer, 23 February 2019 - 10:26 AM.

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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  



#52 Copper Bezel

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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?

 


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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. 



#57 Copper Bezel

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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?

 


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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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