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@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

So...what in the world is this?

Planning to start another forum RPG campaign and gauging interest. This will be a different setting and setup than the last. As opposed to an escalating mystery about an illness and a plotting enemy, this will be more akin to a team of Daring Do. The team involved will be explorers sent out to recover artifacts to protect them from evil. Allows a bit of adventure and worldbuilding, still has breathing room for character interaction, and has a clear cut end goal for each mission so story arcs are easier to plan and define. The catch to it is that the narration frames this as an old school radio serial, hence the name.

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We will be using the Pony Tales: Aspirations of Harmony system with some things pulled from Wanderlust. While this is the same system as the previous forum RPG, there's a fair number of changes that have happened since last year. Furthermore, I'll be using a few house rules to help better smooth out a few of the issues. I'll also be helping people with their builds. While I prefer sticking to equine characters, I am lenient with build styles representing earlier generations. There will be plenty of time to get things sorted out since May is the soonest I'd be starting the campaign.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:06 PM

You know, I did want to try Dungeons and Dragons back in its heyday. If this is anything like that, I don't see why I wouldn't give it a shot.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:12 PM

Any particular character concepts in mind? I'll need to link to the player guide but I didn't want to drop the full thing on people at once. Plus, I tend to ask a lot of character personality questions gearing up than only stats.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:22 PM

Night Cap.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:58 AM

Night Cap

Made a quick sheet for him. We can get the details worked out over time. I will note that the ability Fracture the Fourth Wall is banned.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:39 AM

I'd be interested.


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#7 Fnu Aw

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:36 AM

Working out those details should be fun.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

I'm kinda interested, but I feel the previous RP would have been a better fit for Shadewing.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:57 AM

I am intrigued, and I have been messing with an OC. How active does a player need to be to keep up with the gameplay in one of these? Despite my recent constant presence at Allspark, there really are days I might not be able to log in more than once or twice.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:06 PM

Those like Sailor Unicron who have gamed with me before, or really anyone, start tossing ideas my way. This campaign will be semi-canon to G4 but most of the show characters will be kept out of the campaign. Minor characters just might show up where appropriate. If Celestia and Luna show up, things have probably gotten pretty bad.
 

Working out those details should be fun.

Any particular broad strokes on what he'd be capable of? I will note that there is a possibility some stuff may not be possible. BTW, is Night Cap an earth pony by virtue of "kinda a druid", having a bit of super strength, or "the one that can't fly or magic"?
 

I'm kinda interested, but I feel the previous RP would have been a better fit for Shadewing.

You may want to try a brand new character. Some people bend the same character or stable of characters across multiple campaigns while some create new characters for each campaign.
 

I am intrigued, and I have been messing with an OC. How active does a player need to be to keep up with the gameplay in one of these? Despite my recent constant presence at Allspark, there really are days I might not be able to log in more than once or twice.

General preference for forum campaigns is posting roughly once a day and giving a heads up if you think you'll be away for an extended time.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Any particular broad strokes on what he'd be capable of? I will note that there is a possibility some stuff may not be possible. BTW, is Night Cap an earth pony by virtue of "kinda a druid", having a bit of super strength, or "the one that can't fly or magic"?

I'll save the powers for my comics. For the purpose of an rpg, he'd be solidly in "the one that can't fly or magic" territory.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:42 PM

Well, I figured that most of his powers were by virtue of being in a dream realm. That said, what is he good at? Who is he? There's a lot to be gained from personality. Plus, he may need to be slightly super boosted by virtue of needing to being able to work with an exploring team.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

  I am intrigued, and I have been messing with an OC. How active does a player need to be to keep up with the gameplay in one of these? Despite my recent constant presence at Allspark, there really are days I might not be able to log in more than once or twice.

General preference for forum campaigns is posting roughly once a day and giving a heads up if you think you'll be away for an extended time.

 

Cool, that won't be a problem, then. I guess I should start getting used to the system. *Goes to read the handbook.*


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

I'd be interested.

Out of curiosity, will you be playing a converted version of Daisy Belle or a brand new character?
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

Hmm, I'd have to think about that.  I'm not entirely sure, to be honest.


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#16 Fnu Aw

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

That said, what is he good at?

He's partly based on me, so it's hard to give an answer other than "Ha ha ha ha ha ha".

I guess he's good at working while tired.

Who is he? There's a lot to be gained from personality.

He's a deceptively happy guy. Despite outwardly appearing to be a screwup with no skills or accomplishments, he's got high self esteem. Even though people have no idea what he does, and in fact he can't even prove to himself that what he does matters, he believes it does matter. If anything, the fact that people don't know what he does just gives him a bit of a superiority complex. They just don't know.

Plus, he may need to be slightly super boosted by virtue of needing to being able to work with an exploring team.

The lack of abilities might make for an interesting dynamic with the team. You've seen a glimpse of what his dreams are like. You have an idea what he deals with. And he's a pro at it. When he's awake he has to remember what he can't do. He might forget sometimes.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:06 PM

In some ways, Night Cap is shaping up to be the normaliest Normal who ever normed but he's got quirks. Mostly finished the non-combat half of things but it can still be fleshed out a fair bit.

What role would he try to fulfill in battle? Any number of concepts are possible, ranging from direct damage, to beserker, tanking, healing, crowd control, or any number of things.

To reclarify something from earlier, the princesses may make friendly visits to the "perfectly normal" museum staff. It's if they show up with the unhappy face that you should be utterly terrified somewhat concerned.
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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:27 AM

This is certainly interesting, but I'd probably have to make a new character for it, and it sounds like a step away from last RPG, which was more character/story focused than game focused, so I dunno.

 

Then again, game focused might be a good bit easier than the last RPG.

 

(Maybe I am just too attached to the last RPG for my own good. I still have Bone Brush's character sheet up on my bookmarks bar. =T)


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:54 AM

I was actually contemplating requesting permission to use Bone Brush as an NPC.

While this would have a fair bit more overt "stuff blows up" factor by design, character interaction would still be valued and promoted.
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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:49 PM

In some ways, Night Cap is shaping up to be the normaliest Normal who ever normed but he's got quirks. Mostly finished the non-combat half of things but it can still be fleshed out a fair bit.

What role would he try to fulfill in battle? Any number of concepts are possible, ranging from direct damage, to beserker, tanking, healing, crowd control, or any number of things.

That's kinda the direction I decided to go. The funny thing is that the character he's based on from my unfinished novel is in absolutely no way a normal, but I've stripped away stuff that doesn't fit the setting or makes him overpowered, which turned out to be most of what's interesting. But I like that. It's forcing me to keep things subtle.

Tricky. In the dreamlands with all his abilities and equipment at his disposal, his default plan is "There is no plan", in a heroic kind of way. He's a Leeroy Jenkins that makes it work. Outside the dreamlands where he's a total normal... he'd probably forget that he can't do that, and I'm not sure how well that would work out. Not knowing what can't be done works best when one can actually do things. I guess he can be the guy that runs in, chaotically blunders his way to victory, and says "I meant to do that" while trying not to look surprised.

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