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quote:
Originally written by The_Nazgul:

Have you met Zephyr?
Yeah, why?

EDIT: My god that's a long 7 posts...

[ Friday, May 18, 2007 07:32: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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"You're holiness," the Oracle said, "that associate of yours from earlier, Avin, seems to be under attack near that Silros guy." "Who's doing attacking him," James inquired. "Some crazy woman," the Oracle replied, "I've never seen her before. However, that Silros guy seems to be making a move to protect Avin, so I'm not sure how serious the situation really is." "Where's Yumi," James asked. "I'll check," the Oracle replied. Within moments, the Oracle answered with, "near that area playing with some children." "Tell her to head over that way and help out as needed," James commanded, "even if there's no fighting left and things are under control, I can most likely score some points with Silros by sending him assistance."

Suddenly, images of what appeared to be a necromancer entering the gates of Kirkwood at an alarming pace flashed in his mind. James ordered the observer to get in closer and relay what was being said between the guard and the necromancer. Nothing too interesting was said, but it was clear that the necromancer was lying about why he was there. By this point, there had already been countless seedy people who had entered the city that James never bothered to investigate too heavy, but this one seemed to grab his attention for some reason. Upon further observation by the various observers of his, James soon found out why the individual was there. He was looking for James. Since his normal teleportation was entirely too flashy, James cast a teleportation spell to appear behind that individual.

James then grabbed the necromancer from behind and dragged him into an ally. "Tell me what you want with James," James demanded in a highly intimidating voice. "I need to give him a message from my master," the man replied. "And who might that be," James inquired. "Why should I tell you anything," the necromancer shouted. "If you want to still be more than a pile of nothingness, then I suggest you co-operate. Besides, it does do much good if you are destroyed before delivering your message," responded James. "Very well, I shall tell you," the man said, "I am to tell him that my master, Seoth, has been hurt badly in a recent attack and requests your assistance.

"Seoth, huh. That guy is such a pain." James said, "I suppose it's worth checking out." With that said, James teleported himself and the necromancer to the just outside of Seoth's lair. "What the hell!? Where are we," the necromancer said. "Oh, I took you back to your master's place. I would've taken you inside, but meh, I wanted to see what to threat is first. Good luck getting to safety," James replied as he released the man. He didn't get very far before being completely engulf in flames. James teleported beside the woman and said, "You know, that was a perfectly good messenger you killed. Those are really hard to find. In fact the difficulty of finding a good messenger is surprisingly proportional to how much magic it would take to improve your appearance. I'm told that you have a problem with Seoth. If that's the case, I might be able to help you, if you would like."

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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

James - Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer
If more females fall for him, that might do it(as would Take it Easy by the Eagles)

[ Thursday, May 17, 2007 09:37: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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I remember when I first did D&D. It was in PE. We didn't get to have dice and books for very long and the coach made us have to walk the entire time since we weren't doing any other physical activities. Comedic and fun those games were(even without the proper materials). Good times...

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In about twice the time it would take to normally heal a human, James healed Serena's wounds. As Serena returned to consciousness, she shouted, "Where is he?! I'll kill him!" "Not bloody likely," James said to Serena, "Kesh is quite possibly the most powerful and dangerous life creationist in history. Not that you'll get a chance any time soon. He's already left and took my request for a truce with him to Minoko." Serena punched James in the face, stood up, and shouted, "How dare you get between me and my vengeance?! I should kill you for that!" Much to Serena's surprise, she soon found herself being slapped by James. In a very scary booming, demonic voice, James said, "Don't make me laugh. I could easily kill you at my slightest whim, you egotistical fool." As he said this he threw in fiery eyes gimmick and conjured an energy ball for effect. "Now, I want you to stop acting like a spoiled brat and act like you have some damn sense," James continued.

Serena just stared at James, unsure of what to say to him, except for "DIE!" as she blasted him with an energy ball. Unlike before, James just stood there and took it. Just before it hit him, the energy ball just fizzled out. "Magic resistance, huh," Serena said, "then how about this!" Serena then conjured a green version of her energy ball and threw it at James. The ball hit and just dissipated. "You know, they have stuff to protect someone from acid," James said with a smile, "pity that that is the only way you have to overcome magic resistance. If it wasn't, then that energy ball would actually hurt some."

Serena created another energy ball and threw it at James, this time actually damaging him. "Ow, that bloody hurt," James, "what the hell was that?!" "Oh, I figured out how to overcome magic resistance a long time ago," Serena replied with a smile, "I was just doing that to mess with you and get you to just stand there for that attack. Hurts, don't it." "Well, I'm officially impressed," James said, "But you should seriously get your priorities straight. The world's going to be destroyed and we're the only ones trying to stop it. Kesh Torahn is the least of your concerns." "I suppose you're right," responded Serena, "Besides, it's not like I'm going to die of old age any time ever, so I guess I've got plenty of time to get vengeance on my enemies."

***Meanwhile at the underground lair***

"What do you mean they're repossessing everything," Minoko shouted angrily at a random underling. "I'm sorry ma'am, but Rent-A-Center says that your contract is up and they don't want to renew it," the underling replied in a timid voice. "But those items were 'rent to own'," Minoko shouted angrily, "Go find Joshua, I've got some suing to do." As she said this Minoko felt someone tapping on her shoulder. She turned and saw Kesh, holding what appeared to be a letter. Without a word, he handed it to her and left. Minoko opened the letter and read it over. She then promptly set it on fire with a table lighter as it was being hauled off by some guy in a Rent-A-Center jumpsuit. "Well, now we're getting somewhere," Minoko thought to herself, "this could definitely work to my advantage. Not sure how yet, but I'll come up with something."

[ Wednesday, May 16, 2007 08:40: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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Oh dear god where to start...

N, yes, James was on planes of existence where time flows at a different speed, which if you think about it isn't that unreasonable.

In D&D there is are 2 ways(that I know of) to destroy everything(including most gods) in over a 100 mile radius. Both are buffed up versions of spells James has access to, but can't/won't use because of how they work and what they do(also, he couldn't do all the things needed to make those spells actually be that dangerous, which they normally aren't anywhere near it). So aside from those, I really don't see away to do it. Note that I keep referencing D&D because it's the only thing I know of other than RIFTS that has rules for playing gods(trust me, if you're concerned about being overpowering, then you don't want the RIFTS take on gods)

If actually had a guy of Serena's species, which going at it nonstop could double it's population every 4 hours(assuming that none of them had to eat or sleep), in his group, he could easily have an replace an army in a few weeks. The catch is that, like most species, loyalty and mentality vary from person to person, with no guarantee that most of them could(or would) be even vaguely useful. That's a lot of potential threats and liabilities there. Now, Minoko has her group of loyal followers(only because of strict psychiatric evaluations and extremely good pay), but there aren't as many of them as she claims there are(it's called bluffing, and she's reasonably good at it. I've got another little catch on the Minoko thing I'll bring out later).

Also, it should be noted that due to the keen senses of a god, it's extremely hard(degree of difficulty varies depending on the god) for a god to sneak up on another god. Most mortals might as well not even bother with trying.

Now, I've already set up some contingencies if anything ever goes horribly wrong and we have a horrific & powerful menace to deal with, so y'all don't have to worry as much.

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On a less stat-related note. Due to the flakyness of some of the DMs I've played under and playing with so many different(though most of the same people) groups, I've had a lot of characters(and some character replays). Unlike some people, I don't like to play what is basically the same character every time I play. So here are my top 5 characters and what they did.

Cole Turner(I plead the 5th on where I got that name) - a demonic lawyer, Cole roamed the land as part of some quest to unlock some mythical treasure of the ancients. Along the way, he and his ninja buddy made money doing questionable business deals. Once they tricked a barbarian chieftain into giving up his people's land for basically nothing. Later, they sold people on the idea of hammering caltrops into their own hands. Before the game was over, they ended up owning a deity's soul.

Cyan(he got beat up a lot when he was a kid) - a generic anime shinobi, Cyan roamed the land with a blind monk in search of his long lost girlfriend. While doing this, he was constantly being followed by a woman, whom he never actually saw because whenever he looked that way, she hid(that was his girlfriend, by the way). She was hiding, hoping to kill this mystery woman Cyan was looking for. Every monster and/or evil group Cyan ever ran away from, his girlfriend wasn't able to. As a result she was epic by the time he was like lv 8. Then our DM did something stupid and Cyan and his monk buddy became virtually impossible to touch.

Hide(not pronounced how it looks) - able to see people's auras, Hide roamed the land with his buddy Lee in search of a way to bring his fiance back from the dead so her ghost would stop nagging him constantly. But first, they had to a ninja to avenge the death of their teacher and the destruction of their monastery/restaurant/mob-front... legitimate business establishment. So at like lv 8, they happen to stumble the lv 20 ninja, chase him down, and break him in half. After that they brought chick back from the dead and of course she still nagged Hide constantly. Then they managed to end up Hell(I really don't know why), which they did surprising well at. Later Hide and Lee were hired to steal some fruit that makes the person who eats it immortal from a tree that was guarded by a powerful demon. Some running and a Ray of Frost later, they had more fruit than they were hired to get.

I'll post the last 2 later...

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Well, through some of my dealings with the other players, I've concluded that James is actually from the current realm, but left long ago(in his early days of demonhood) to seek power elsewhere(became deified in several different planes of existence). James had chosen his vacation location at random and ended up here by chance(or more accurately, fate). He had about forgotten the place even existed until he ran into Avin, whom James had known for a while during James's mortal days. Because time flow is not the same on all planes of existence, James's exact age, while a little above 10,000 years, is of little relevance to Kalandha's history. James only became a god because of a grand money making scheme set up by Minoko and company. At least this is what I ended up changing his background to be so that he better fits in better.

[ Tuesday, May 15, 2007 18:00: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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Then you're at your DM's mercy for letting you have stuff. In my experience more often than not, you'll have less than adequate gear. Once me and some people I normally don't play with did a game where we were lv 20 and had the starting gear of about a lv 4 character. Stuff that should've been easy kills nearly tore us apart. Later, I had a game with another group where the DM made the one of the guys have a massive herd of sheep and cattle. Why you might ask? Because the DM was "tired of everyone always buying rings of sustenance." Which is funny cause half the group didn't think to buy one anyway. So this player went through all the game sessions with a huge herd of live stock that cost that cost more than a ring of sustenance.

DMs being jerks aside, another problem setting up a game to require players get tons of magical gear just to survive is that items are easy to destroy. I once had a character who fought a dragon and her cloths and equipment got destroyed by the dragon's acid breath. For several sessions afterwards, my character was wearing a sack for clothing. Even after my character got money and bought more gear, she never could find anything like her original equipment for the rest of the game's duration. Replacing Magic Items is expensive as hell. And if you had to depend on those items just to get by, then your SoL. At least with some decent stats the players would have some vague chance at surviving until they get some more money.

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"What I would like your help with is the over-all battle evil thing. Also, while it is true to my level of power varies from realm to realm, it shouldn't be a problem," James replied, "while I do often question my own intelligence for being a part of so many pantheons, this time it's... No, you don't need to know my motivation for trying to save this realm. If you want to wait sit around and wait for the problem to become more serious, then so be it. In my experience no good ever comes from such inaction, but if that is how you want to play it, then so be it. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to find someone who actually knows how to deal with demons and allow you to keep doing your petty little urban renewal project."

Before Silros could get in one of his one-liners James has already teleported off. When James appeared in the Shrine, he was a bit surprised to a man in blood-red robes(guy in the middle) and a small force of scantily clad vixens, who had James's guards pinned down. "I had heard someone had taken over the Shrine of James the Deity and I came to investigate," spoke the robbed man, "didn't actually expect to see that it was you. I had heard you were in this realm, but I didn't expect to run into you so soon. It's a pity I..."

Before the man could finish his sentence, he had found himself with a broken leg and he was now pinned to the ground. "Well, if it isn't the most self-righteous man alive," Serena said sadistically, "now, Kesh, what was that you said a while back about making me being evil and that you would kill me?!" Serena began to channel her dark power into her hand in preparation to deal a killing blow to the robbed man. Just as she went to strike him, she felt a sharp pain in her back. Just before Serena lost consciousness, she turned to see what hit her. About 20ft behind her was a robed figure who looked just like the one who she was attacking.

"So pretty and so stupid," Kesh said, "James, I never thought I'd see the day where you started hiring gutter trash like Serena to do your evil deeds. Oh how the once mighty have fallen." Kesh then fired another blast at Serena, only to hit an invisible wall. "As I was trying to say before I was so rudely interrupted," Kesh said as he and his minions started to walk away, "you have one month to leave this realm. Failure to comply will result the full fury of the forces of Minoko being released upon you." "So I take it you're not interested in saving the world are you," James said sarcastically. "Like you actually care about the world," Kesh said, "you're too petty to do the saving the world thing." "Well, could you give this note to Minoko for me," James said as she handed Kesh a piece of paper. "I'm not your messenger, but I suppose I could," Kesh replied before he and his minions teleported back to Solaris. With Kesh gone, James dropped the force wall around Serena and began to heal her.

[ Tuesday, May 15, 2007 16:35: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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Heavy metal makes up the majority of my selections(the softest thing on thing on there was probly the STP and Naked Sunday's one of their heavy songs). Come to think of it, it's bit better suited to Harath than Minoko. I'll make the changes.

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Seriously though, aside from me, who here actually messes with Java?!

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quote:
Originally written by 32335:

Most point buy systems give higher cost for higher bonuses in D&D, you know. A 90 point buy with flat cost would give you 15 in everything, which is, well, absurdly high-powered.
Not in 3.5 it is. Straight 18s or better would be, but not all 15s(or three 16s & three 14s). I've done the math. Under the official point buy, you can only get about 1 or 2 decent stats and everything else sucks worse than a 10. That's all fine and good if you want your players to die every 5 seconds and not stand a chance in hell. Now, try to think about it like this. A commoner has 10s in everything and they're supposed to suck. Under the point buy, using the "high powered" points, you can get two 16s, and a 14 with the rest being 10s. Oh yeah, you're really going to survive a high powered game with those stats(actually, there are ways to do it, but it really limits your class selection). Hell, the lower powered will get you a single 15 with the rest being 10s. I hope you're fighting nothing but house cats until lv 20, cause if not then you're going to die.

A 10 is completely useless, unless you're counting the fact that it doesn't give you a negative modifier. You can't lift much or ever hit anything at low lvs with a 10 strength. You might as well put on the heaviest armor you can afford and forget about making a reflex save with a 10 dex. Go for a high hit-dice, high fort if you've got a 10 con, cause you'll die way too easily if you don't. You can't cast higher than 0 lv spells with a 10 in a casting stat.

So 10s suck. 12s aren't really any better. You can scrape by by with a 14, but it will be hard(don't even bother trying if you're a caster). 16s aren't bad and you can work with those. And 18s are about as good as you'll get normally, and you should do good with one or two, provided your other stats don't completely suck. A problem I see is that too many people over estimate the value of a stats in the 20 or lower range. Unlike the guys at Wizards and some others, I understand that simple fact. The point of games like D&D is to have fun, not have to make characters every five minutes cause you slipped on a banana and broke your hip at lv 5.

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Good. I need a Java port of BoE, cause I don't know crap about any languages other than BASIC and Java.

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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

The point is that the Germans already beat both China and the United States to the moon. Hitler is still living there in his Secret Nazi Moon Base to this day.
Lies, Hitler was cryogenically frozen, and is awaiting the rebirth of the Aryan race, which is currently being breed on that moon colony. When the time comes, he shall strike back at the United States, who by that time will lack space travel technology will be inadequate to launch a counter attack. We tried to take him down back in the late 60s and early 70s, but failed. That's why China wants to go to the moon. To succeed where the US and Russia failed.

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The d20 point buy system sucks. I'm better off taking my chances with cursed dice than using that PoS. We usually go with the d6 + 12 system. Not only is it powerful, but it's lazy too. As a DM, though, I would go with a 90 point system(min 8, max 20. before racial adjustments). Not that it'll matter much in the future, unless I start running games, which I may have to.

Reason: Our main DM moved. Our second best DM is going out of the country for the summer. We haven't seen our best DM in months. That only leaves me and one other guy as choices to run the local games. The other guy is one of those nerds who thinks he knows much more than he really does. I've gotten into more arguments with him over basic rules than all with almost another other DM I've played under combined. 'Course, I don't win them all, since I'm not always right. However, he's run more games and played for longer than I have, so I really don't get why I win(or more accurately, why we have) so many of them.

On a sidenote, as I mentioned a while back, I'm willing to play D&D in a chatroom if enough other people want to do it, too.

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As James was reading a book, enjoying the peace that comes from the absence of Yumi and Serena, he found himself interrupted by a tapping on his shoulder. James looked up to see his Oracle. "Your holiness, I have found him," the Oracle said. "Excellent," James said, "nothing like a side quest to get my mind off of boredom." The Oracle sent James a telepathic image of the location he sought. "Well, I'm off. You know what to do while I'm gone," James said as he teleported off.

In that same old fiery flash, James appeared before Silros. "So, you finally have to deal with one of the gods you diligently mock," James said to the surprised god, "If we were in my realm, I would've already crushed you by now. Fortunately for you, I'm not anywhere near as powerful here. As a result, I could use your help. Also, you will most likely need mine, since some of the others you've made fun of are far less forgiving than I."

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If there's a Java Port, I'll need a copy of the source.

On a more related note, Nintendo DS. That's where an Exile or Avernum port should go.

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I've already got some ideas, it's just a matter of uploading them with my slow(but better than Dial up) connection... And compressing them down to a smaller size so that they don't take forever for people to download.

EDIT: I'm probly gonna get smited for this, but here's what I've got so far...

James - The Invincible by Therion
Harath - Naked Sunday by Stone Temple Pilots
Yumi - The Hunter by Iced Earth
Serena - Fight Fire with Fire as remade by Therion
The Triad* - Cowboys from Hell by Pantera
Seoth - Superterrorizer by Black Label Society
Silros - Whatever by Godsmack
Minoko - Down Where I Am by Demons and Wizards
Fourty - Saviour by Rob Halford
Cassius - Ultra Mega by Powerman 5000
Geltor - Beelz by Stephen Lynch... just kidding. Superbeast by Rob Zombie

*those 3 guys(I made) who hate James

More EDIT: Now with links to lyrics

Even More EDIT: Fixed improved slightly on a song choice or two.

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Functioning Links to complete songs... I might be able to that. We shall see.

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quote:
Originally written by Frozen Feet:

Some people here seem to think that getting to space and forming colonies is some kind of a necessity. I don't get why. There are many solutions to our problems, and space travel is one of the most far-fetched and technologically unfeasible option I can think of.

Please, explain to the dimwit.

We're not going to stop a giant rock from destroying the planet, or keep the sun from exploding. We need to be ready for one of those disasters we'll never have control over. Also, by developing space colonization technologies, we may stumble onto ones that would be useful in fixing our own planet.

Now, space travel will be feasible when we figure out how to get off this rock in a more practical manor. There are many little things that we can do to improve on how we get to space. Yet, currently we aren't doing them. While we still need one really big revolution, a few small changes will help out til that revolution comes.

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Ah, a topic I can relate to. Mostly D&D for me. I've done d20 Modern, but didn't like it as much due to the wealth system and how bad low level games of it sucked. Put in better classes and drop the Wealth System(which makes no sense), and Modern would be okay. Star Wars d20 wasn't bad, though. I've also played GURPS(which sucked) and RIFTS(a really big headache).

Overall, I like the d20 system the best. It's easy to make stuff for(fairly easy to balance, despite not having much in the way of clear guidelines for making stuff). Since the basic version of it's open source, I'm thinking of modifying the system some to make my own RPG out of it.

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What we need to do now that we've figured out how to get into space is to start to come up with better ways to actually get up into, rather than just try to go somewhere in, space. It won't be one big "look what we just did" thing, since, historically, space travel has always been a "one step at a time" thing. Once getting there is practical, then the other developments needed to go explore the universe will be easier to do.

Believe it or not, one advantage China has over the US is it's lack of experience. China has modern technology and are much more willing than the US to experiment with new things.

On a sidenote, for the most part, we don't need something to replace oil. Right now, we have solutions for ending our dependence on oil. We just need to find a way to incorporate them. Yes, them. Individually, no single one is enough. Only by combining different forms of renewable energy can end our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Long over-due, but whatever...

Explanation of Yumi

Yumi - an extremely warm, friendly, and cheerful celestial entity, who for some reason is obsessed with butterflies.

Why Yumi is useful - with an assortment of powers and abilities, Yumi excels at fighting evil entities. She can see people's auras and, despite her apparent child-like personality, she can read people better than almost anyone. Because of her Aura Sight, invisibility and normal darkness are nothing to her. She fights using a sword style(adapted from the Love Hina and another anime) that is designed to destroy evil and use a big freakin sword. She continuously radiates an aura of light that is mildly harmful to undead. Her final selling point is high-lv holy magic(most of which actually sucks, but is still vaguely useful).

Explanation of Serena

Serena - a generic psycho-woman. Serena comes from a race of being similar to humans. She hates men more than just about any other female of said species, for no explained reason.

Why Serena is useful - She uses demonic magics, all of which she can do infinitely. While she has some utility capabilities, her primary talent is general-purpose blowing the hell out of everything.

EDIT: Spelling & Grammar errors

[ Monday, May 14, 2007 10:16: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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To the moon in General
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If the NASA had had the funding, we would've already gone to Mars back in the 80s. What kept us from doing it already? Short-sighted fools who decided that it wasn't "cost effective" to go to Mars. Why isn't it cost effective? Cause we live in a society of throw away technology, where government and corporate greed, rather than reason and need, dictate policy. In such a set up, nothing is cost effective unless it greatly benefits the upper 1%.

Our planet won't last forever, and yet we as a species won't stop fighting amongst ourselves long enough to do what needs to be done for our own survival. By now, we could've found a way to reduce the cost of space travel and even been to Mars & colonized the Moon. By the time humanity finally gets its act together, it will most likely be too late for them.

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