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Wow in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #18
quote:
Originally written by Mysterious Man:

Where can I file moniker infringement against The Masked Man of Mystery?
See Austin Powers.
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Randomizer's canister list in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #1
Thanks, I updated the list some. I forgot to cross reference it.
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Geneforge 5 - March Update in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #96
quote:
Originally written by Master1:

This is the march update. It is now may. What happened to april??
It got locked.
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SPAM in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #99
quote:
Originally written by Clavicle:

That said... why are we discussing this?
Spam drift?
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SPAM in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #96
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Ah, because if he were insane then he clearly couldn't also be aryan.
You know that statement is a false tautology. There is plenty of proof that insanity and being Aryan are not exclusive. Look at all the supporters of Hitler.
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Gender and RPGs in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #66
Biological labs don't need to be neat and keep things separate. Otherwise things like penecillin wouldn't get discovered. The fact that the growth conditions for penecillin were extremely tight in terms of environment make its discovery even more rare.

One physics student decided to use a bunsen burner to fry up hamburgers. He chose the cheapest, greasiest grade of meat. If he had remembered to close the door and vent the room outside he probably wouldn't have incurred the wrath of all the professors down the hall who weren't invited. I think that caused the second or third letter from the department chairman to our boss to stop doing something that was causing trouble for him.
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The Hobbit in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #39
When Gone With the Wind was first previewed to a test audience, they didn't have the music so they tacked on music from a similar genre film. It didn't hurt the film's reception. It's only when the soundtrack is significantly different from the audience's anticipation that you have problems. I've had friends watch shows where they turned the TV sound down and substituted their own music with no adverse affects other than they were already weird.
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The Oscars! (for Mad Scientists) in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #12
Best Least Clad Supporting Actress (and Actor)
Best Torchlit Mob
Best Explanation of my Plan
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Gender and RPGs in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #55
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

I did notice another geek show is on tv now, called The Big Bang Theory.
It's written by a couple of guys that work in the computer science industry. It trys to realistically portray that expensive lab equipment is used for food preparation because physicists aren't allow microwave ovens :) . A bit stereotypical, but fun.
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The Oscars! (for Mad Scientists) in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #7
The technical awards:

Best evil lab design
Best evil lair (castle, factory, etc.)
Best evil master machine design
Best evil costume
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more dumb questions in Avernum 4
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #28
Most people kill Spire's leader because she supports the Darkside Loyalists against the Avernites. You can go the other way and kill Bargha's leader, but it causes more problems and a longer walk to sell loot.
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Gender and RPGs in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #37
AD&D 1st edition rules had male characters being stronger and female characters having higher charisma (being prettier and using that to influence NPCs) limits. I don't have the books out, but each point of strength added something like 10 pounds of carrying capacity. For 18+ strengths t it was the to hit/damage that became significant since 18/00 was +3 to hit and +6 damage as opposed to +1/+3 for 18/50.

There was some justification that the extremes were in favor of men, but since most people wanted to max out their characters, they would have to play males for fighters. Knights of the Dinner Table had a female player running a male fighter because she was tired of that happening.

Edit to correct to Jumpin' Salmon's number.

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Important Message About Board Upgrade in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #17
If you haven't deleted it just dig up the original email you got when joining for your password.
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Gender and RPGs in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #19
Nethergate: Resurrection only added a few new characters and Avernum 5 didn't seem to have any mention either. Avernum 5 seemed to be more concerned with money and politics (power) rather than personal relationships.
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The Hobbit in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #20
Yes, but then he had to listen to heaping doses of it from C. S. Lewis. That would be enough to sour it for anyone.
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While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #148
The scenarios aren't failed, but unfinished. We'd have to see them for them to fail.
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The Hobbit in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #18
quote:
Originally written by Clavicle:

I wonder how he's going to figure the Spanish Civil War into this one?
Really, you couldn't see that The Hobbit is an allegory for the Spanish Civil War. Bilbo is the foreigners that come as anti-fascist fighters to aid the monarch Thorin Oakenshield. Smaug represents the fascist that have taken the country. Sauron (Hitler) is meanwhile sending supporters into neighboring lands and is repulsed in the proxy war leading up to LotR.

Okay it doesn't perfectly fit, but I'm not up on that war.
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The Hobbit in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #2
There is some material in the appendicies giving the timeline between the two books (characters born, battles fought, etc.) and there were sections talking about the characters past histories. So it's possible to make up some based on that as a starting point, but the hobbit part will be boring since Bilbo writes his adventures and Frodo steals mushrooms.
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Spears? How do I use them in combat? in Nethergate
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #2
Also spears type weapons are generally two handed so you can't use shields.
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What have you been reading recently? in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #70
It was in one of the introductions for a book. Part of the problem was he had a few children and was trying to save for their future educations.

The figure I've seen is that a basic paper back run nets an author about $20,000. This is higher for an established author that can command more than the basic $5.99 per book price and royalty. This is a few years ago so it will be higher due to inflation.

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SPAM in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #77
upon mars is French.

For all the jokes about French politics, their president was smart enough after getting elected to trade in his wife for a new model.
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No hope for the damned RP [OOC] in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #94
Drag him along for to throw to the demon. After all we can't move that fast with Michael. This will give him someone that he can outrun.
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