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@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.


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#1 Ashley

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:48 PM

There was recently a discussion in the Toku thread that turned to pen-and-paper roleplaying so I thought it might be worth turning it into a separate thread. Some points of discussion.

There is a new system called Legend that you can get here:
http://www.ruleofcool.com/
It is awesome. It has a very cool multiclassing system that let's you mix and match parts of classes. You could make a robotic pony jedi kamen rider with a motorcycle. Or a wizard with sneak attack. Or a barbarian ninja. You get the idea.


On the subject of mainline D&D, the Tome of Battle from 3.5. Opinions are apparently mixed on it, with people either thinking it's the fix that makes melee finally able to keep up with spellcasters or thinking it's the most broken thing ever. Personally, I go with the first. There's very little reason to play a normal D&D 3.5 fighter when you could play a cleric or druid. The cleric can buff himself up into a very good melee fighter (with spells like Divine Power, Greater Magic Weapon, Magic Vestment, Bear's Endurance, Bull's Strength, Divine Favor, and Shield of Faith) and still do standard spellcaster stuff like healing. And the druid can turn into a bear and eat people while also still being a great spellcaster. Tome of Battle helps dedicated melee stay ahead of those guys in melee combat.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

What's everyone's fav gaming system btw? Mine's Pathfinder. It's a pretty awesome system that allows for a lot of versitility in the d20 system. And now that I know about Legend's Vigilante track...I think I'm gonna try and homebrew my own Kamen Rider class for....something. Maybe even Pathfinder.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

We have actually been playing a variation of FATE lately, but with White Wolf supposedly releasing new supplements for Old WoD, we may end up going back to it, but so far we are loving the narative flow of FATE.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

I found a bunch of Wraith: the Oblivion pdfs in my PC, a leftover from my brother's incursion into roleplaying a few years ago, is it good?
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE(Pony of Merak @ Jan 5 2012, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found a bunch of Wraith: the Oblivion pdfs in my PC, a leftover from my brother's incursion into roleplaying a few years ago, is it good?



I was never a fan of Wraith itself, but the concept is solid, may just need some tweaking if you wanted to do a sort of home-brew style game. It's got some great ideas in it.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

I found this, which is an overview of the "tracks" that make up Legend's class system. Being able to mix and match all of this stuff makes for an interesting game:

https://docs.google....amp;output=html

Switching subjects, something I've always wanted to try is a game of Paranoia with me using a tex-to-voice engine for the Computer.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE(Dessl0ck @ Jan 5 2012, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Pony of Merak @ Jan 5 2012, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found a bunch of Wraith: the Oblivion pdfs in my PC, a leftover from my brother's incursion into roleplaying a few years ago, is it good?



I was never a fan of Wraith itself, but the concept is solid, may just need some tweaking if you wanted to do a sort of home-brew style game. It's got some great ideas in it.


the whole shadow thing seems quite complicated, but the little I've read looks as an interesting setting.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Jan 5 2012, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's everyone's fav gaming system btw? Mine's Pathfinder. It's a pretty awesome system that allows for a lot of versitility in the d20 system. And now that I know about Legend's Vigilante track...I think I'm gonna try and homebrew my own Kamen Rider class for....something. Maybe even Pathfinder.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

Play Legend. Do iiit. It's fantastic.


Of course, I'm biased, but!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:52 PM

I play Pathfinder (used to play 3.5), Shadows (my wife's homebrew system based on Cyberpunk 2020 and the 'Classic' i.e. Old World of Darkness.), and we recently started playing Star Wars Saga. Love the system so far. I'm a huge star wars fan (E.U. up to Survivors Quest and the original movies) and have always wanted to play in the Star Wars Universe. My wife isn't as big a fan as me (she thinks Lucas is bat*&^% insane and has a huge problem with the Force's predestination stuff) and is kinda intimidated by the scope of it all, but she is giving running it a shot. The current games we are playing:

As I said, She's running Star Wars with me playing a Scout (named Tam Kaare who is force sensitive) from a mining colony on the edge of Republic Space near Hutt Controlled territory on the other side of Kessel from the Maw. It takes place 1000 YBY and the Republic is rebuilding after 'defeating' the Sith 'for the last time' (i.e. Darth Bane and the rule of two have just started). My 4 generations back grandfather on my mothers side was a Jedi that left the order and came to the colony with his pregnant wife to escape 'something'. Don't know what yet (trying to stay clear of Jedi stuff until wifey gets the hang of the system and gets over her problems with the setting). My character just reached his Majority and decided to leave the colony, so he signed on with a freighter/smuggler crew who landed at the colony after having been attacked by Hutts who wanted their 'cargo' (kids of influential Republic people) and helping them repair their ship.

The ship is captained by a Twilek warrior, with a crew consisting of a Bothan quartermaster, a sleazebag code-slicer nicknamed Grinner (he has a scar that gives him a permanent scowl), the Twilek warriors wife (a prized Twilek dancer that mostly stays in his quarters), a human female (I forgot her name) who's part Sith (the race) that ran away from her Master (and who's teaching me to control my Force 'signature' so to speak), and D3 our astromech/Utility droid (also known as Dumb Dumb), who somehow got the Wedding March hardwired into his processor and tends to respond with Dum, Dum, daDum to most inquires hence Dumb Dumb.

I'm also running a Pathfinder game for my wife. She is playing an Elven Sorceress who got shipwrecked in human lands headed to meet her betrothed (arranged marriage), and ended up being taken by slavers. She has since gotten free and is stuck in a land she doesn't understand where slavery is the norm and the ones with all the gold make the rules (sorta a cross between the lands of the Sultans and the Order's homeland in the Sword of Truth book Faith of the Fallen with the Tolnedran's from Eddings thrown in for extra spice and the Legion). The nobles of the country are lazy and fat, while their people live in misery or are enslaved. Her character just wants to find a ship and sail back to the Summer Ilse (homebrew world, the Elves live on a pair of large islands).

She's since bought a human slave named Lela, claimed a Drow slave (first son of the third house, enslaved by his own mother and forced to serve his sisters, hell on earth with a bow) after saving him during a Drow raid on the place they we staying, tried to free them both without success (drow tried to take her, Lela doesn't wanna be free), lost a companion, gained one (a blind thief), and is currently headed into the middle of a blood feud trying to find a ship. Oh and she just learned that the Drow have a constant supply of Elven slaves coming from the Summer Isle.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:02 PM

I've been playing 4th edition since it came out and I still love it for all its flaws. I've also dipped back into 2nd edition a bit recently. They're my two favorites.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:06 PM

I like 4e a lot, though most of my games tend to be in a mix of Pathfinder and 3.5, but I can't stand 2e. icon-fire.gif

I've been playing Legend and Star Wars SAGA recently. Going to run a 4e game soon, I think.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:07 PM

As I stated in our last thread for this topic, my system of choice is Savage Worlds - universal, simple enough to grasp quickly, yet with enough intricacies not to make it too basic. I use it to run my Deadlands game (which IS the current official system for it, anyway), and I wrote up a MechWarrior conversion for it.

We recently started using Pathfinder for a new Birthright (originally a DnD 2nd Edition) campaign, I like it.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

Right now I want to see what they do for the adventure path for Legend. They just recently passed the mark for that and they're on their way to the campaign setting mark. Seems like they passed these marks faster than they expected, but I'm sure they'll get everything out eventually.

http://www.ruleofcool.com/?page_id=95

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:03 PM

I'm a life-long D6 fan because I find the whole idea of a class/level system is more trouble than it's worth. Just give me a good template, some guidelines to customize it, and turn me loose.

QUOTE(Rodimal @ Jan 5 2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm a huge star wars fan (E.U. up to Survivors Quest and the original movies) and have always wanted to play in the Star Wars Universe. My wife isn't as big a fan as me (she thinks Lucas is bat*&^% insane and has a huge problem with the Force's predestination stuff) and is kinda intimidated by the scope of it all, but she is giving running it a shot.

Ever sampled the old West-End Games version? It's pre-Prequels, so Force-users are treated as exceptions (no midichlorians, no prophecies, no social status for Force-users, practically no Jedi, and effectively only one Sith), and the whole system is practically built to be "pick up and play" (pretty much every sourcebook has a two-page primer that explains the entire process). It was my introduction to RPGs way back when.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:51 PM

WEG Star Wars > D20/Saga Star Wars. Plain and simple.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:37 AM

In a couple of games right now. I'm in a Pathfinder game where I'm a hafling summoner who rides around on a winged snake named Que(guess what that stands for). I'm in a Star Wars/Pathfinder mash-up game that's set in Episode 1 that we've already managed to derail all of Star Wars cannon. I play a Shistavaan soldier with a prefrence for violence. I'm in a game of Mage(OWoD) that I don't quite understand. And I'm in a World's Largest Dungeon where I play an elven cleric.

Ironbite-so there ya go...oh and I'm always looking for new games.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:19 AM

We've been playing a lot of Gamma World as of late, but since we're all a bit burnt out from the mini-campaigns, I'm trying to swing the group around to a new system. The last one we played was straight 4th Edition D&D. I'm pushing for Savage Worlds, probably for a Mass Effect campaign. In any case, I really want a break from 4th Edition, and something like Pathfinder/3.5 (Which I can't stand) wouldn't cut it.

Of course, there's the Dark Heresy campaign a friend is running that's currently on hiatus, so I could do something with that, but I'd rather run Deathwatch or Black Crusade. And I'm not paying ?30+ right now, and I know the rest of the group wouldn't.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:30 AM

As far as fantasy goes, I currently prefer either Fantasy Craft (my d20 variant of choice) or 4e (which is great, but didn't fit my needs so well since I had a 2-player group); I have played in a couple of Pathfinder campaigns and had fun, but I wouldn't actively seek it out and I'd certainly never GM it. I also really like Corporation, which is basically anti-cyberpunk - you play the genetically- and cybernetically-enhanced agents of the massive corporations that rule the world, and do things like corporate espionage and murder and all that good stuff.

I'm currently preparing to run a Pokemon campaign using Monsters and Other Childish Things, which I've really fallen in love with. The way you stat up monsters through the parts of their body that do things is really clever (even if it's not always perfect for Pokemon, since really simple stuff like Voltorb and Oddish don't work so well) and the One Roll Engine is such an elegant system. I do prefer M&OCT's version of it, though - I tried reading REIGN and my eyes sort of glazed over at all the options, though I'm sure I'll like it once I actually take some time to read it.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:00 AM

Given my schedule, I just play in a 4th ed game, though I'd love to jump back into a Shadowrun or a Vampire/Changeling game.

Regarding the Tome of Battle, while it does even the score in terms of melee to higher level caster, it gives you such good stuff at such earlier levels that casters are constantly playing catch up. Why go through the trouble of learning a mid level fireball spell when I can just assume a stance a light people on fire with my sword?

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