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I do, but then again, I'm a jerk, and I don't RPG.

Nah, your opinion is still pretty important here. If anyone takes issue with it, I know it'll probably have less to do with "this won't be fun in a game" and more to do with "you're dicking with the source material", so it doesn't really matter if you play RPGs or not.

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I kinda have an idea, but I don't know how well it'll go over, so I think I should run it past Open Bar before actually doing it. I kinda want to take all the supernatural entities that've shown up in PD stories over the years and give them Pathfinder stats so enterprising DMs can throw them into their games. I know it kinda robs them of their mystery and associated horror if we give them a codified set of abilities, but at the same time I think it could be cool as hell, and I already have a couple of ideas.

I normally wouldn't stat Eris, but all I really want to do for deities is write up their alignments and a list of domains for their clerics, and her domains are pretty obviously Chaos, Madness, Trickery, and War. I kinda have an idea for the guy(I forget his name) who makes deals with people for their bones. How to make him work, I mean. For monsters, there are Nessies, Upside-Down People, Spiders(probably Lawful Evil or Lawful Neutral Outsiders with some illusion and enchantment SLAs), and all kinds of other things. For deities, there are Eris(CN), "Bob"(CN), the Skinsaw Queen(N), the Machine(LN/LE), Payne(CG), and probably some others I've forgotten about. I might also throw together a Yeti bloodline for sorcerers and bloodragers, for that tangy Subgenius zip.

Does anyone think this is a bad idea?

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Sounds like a hoot! Looking forward to your upcoming trip to Hogtown!

That's on the bounce again.  I have to go there, but my schedule is in flux.  I now have to go to Portland again in December, Germany again in January, and Houston for half of February.  Then I have Hamilton AND Toronto (Pickering, to be exact), and Boston that will be jammed in there somewhere.

Holy shit, Pickering? I'm living in Toronto right now. I should see about paying you a visit when you're in town, if you don't mind. When do you have it planned?

Not sure yet.  I have business there sometime after the new year, and I'm related to damn near everyone in the province, so I expect I'll burn some vacation time.

Ok. Well, keep me filled in. It'd be fun to hang out with a Holy Man™.

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Sounds like a hoot! Looking forward to your upcoming trip to Hogtown!

That's on the bounce again.  I have to go there, but my schedule is in flux.  I now have to go to Portland again in December, Germany again in January, and Houston for half of February.  Then I have Hamilton AND Toronto (Pickering, to be exact), and Boston that will be jammed in there somewhere.

Holy shit, Pickering? I'm living in Toronto right now. I should see about paying you a visit when you're in town, if you don't mind. When do you have it planned?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: HOWL 2016
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:21:53 am »
Howl/Tarwell 2016: EXACTLY what you demanded.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:38:48 pm »
I am EL MAESTRO, CAMPEON DE LA EDUCACION! I WILL BREAK THE BACK OF IGNORANCE WITH MY KNEE LIKE SO MUCH BATMAN!
-snip-

Magnificent.

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Why did we want them back in the Union again?

Um.

Somewhere there's a whole thread about this sort of thing. Stereotyping "those people", etc.
yea, in retrospect, that was a bit over the line, wasnt it? :sad:
Though, on a quick tangent, i am rather curious what would happen if alaska or texas really did secede? how would america be different without a bible belt?

Not sure.  Wouldn't miss them, though.

I just wish there was a means by which to evict Texas.

I wish we could give the whole SW region back to Mexico, just because that would be fucking FUNNY.

I wager after a bit of sputtering they'd just start hating everyone north of the border.

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Corrective rape is a thing. My father's family is fond of it as a threat, though I've only heard of two cousins it was 'hypothetically' applied to.

Gross.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« on: October 27, 2014, 07:00:24 pm »
True. And one thing I will say is that it largely seems to be for visible differentiation, rather than blatant sexualization. It isn't exactly plausible that women would consistently wear armour shaped so that it channels blows inward and effectively forms a blade pointed directly at their hearts, but at the same time I think if the armour were truly practical, players would complain that their customization choices were being invalidated or something. Hell, I feel that way myself when I spend hours designing a character's face, only for it to be obscured by their helmet or hood for the rest of the game. Besides, people don't complain about the flat cuirasses on male armour, but that's pretty unrealistic too.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: How come...
« on: October 25, 2014, 04:29:41 pm »
To be honest, the whole "post-apocalyptic" thing is pretty much a libertarian masturbatory fantasy anyway.  Government completely collapses tomorrow, a fresh slate upon which the new order can be built.  An interim where men are men, women are women and we all live in bunkers with our automatic weaponry, relying on our wits, selfishness and huge gold reserves to survive.

Because that's totally likely to happen.  It's not like governments around the world have continuity plans which stretch right down to the individual town level, and that should something happen to cause central government to lose control, that local government, law enforcement, local military deployments and similar will step into the breach.  And those plans are pretty damn detailed, and have quite extensive chains of command.

Eh, I could see the whole post-apocalyptic scenario happening in a very localized sense. I mean, small towns fall apart all the time even with a functioning federal infrastructure, for simple economic reasons. And then you have places like Detroit and Camden, New Jersey. But yeah, even then guns and bunkers would be incredibly unhelpful, and any inhabitants would likely die off at an alarming rate. About the closest I think we could get to the libertarian fantasy is a quasi-feudal state ruled by warlords and fundamentalists in the vein of Somalia. And unless they're willing to go out, organize(not likely) and raid farmers for their crops, these gun fetishists are ending up at the bottom of the shitheap. That's not even getting into the practical issue of whether there'd be enough unprotected farmland to survive on with banditry for a year, or how long it'd take law enforcement and military to start cleaning them up with overwhelming superiority in firepower, discipline, morale, numbers, and supplies.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: October 25, 2014, 05:04:52 am »


It appears we have an infestation of kittens. Damn things are everywhere.

OH MY GOD

SO CUTE!

Yeah, and he's not my kitty.  :cry:

A friend of mine's taking care of a litter of kittens from a shelter, and that's one of them. Soon she'll be giving them all away. The one on my arm in that pic already has a home.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: October 25, 2014, 04:57:51 am »


It appears we have an infestation of kittens. Damn things are everywhere.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Shootings in Canada
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:02:44 pm »
Well, I guess we're not as much better than America as I'd thought. Not even a week after the fact and my grandfather(normally noted for his moderate political views) is calling for a dictatorship. In the States, it took 3,000 deaths and two months for people to brush uncomfortably close to that conclusion, but I guess for some Canadians a single death and a couple of days are good enough.

Humans are stupid.  It doesn't matter where they're from.

Humans are also geniuses.  It doesn't matter where they're from.

Yeah. I guess Canada has a stronger exceptionalist streak than America ever did, and I bought into it as hard as anyone else. I know better now.

It's easy to feel superior living next to the United States.

At least until you start reading the Canadian history they didn't bother teaching anyone in high school.

They covered residential schools. Can you give me some other examples? I think I should look into this.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Shootings in Canada
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:47:07 pm »
Well, I guess we're not as much better than America as I'd thought. Not even a week after the fact and my grandfather(normally noted for his moderate political views) is calling for a dictatorship. In the States, it took 3,000 deaths and two months for people to brush uncomfortably close to that conclusion, but I guess for some Canadians a single death and a couple of days are good enough.

Humans are stupid.  It doesn't matter where they're from.

Humans are also geniuses.  It doesn't matter where they're from.

Yeah. I guess Canada has a stronger exceptionalist streak than America ever did, and I bought into it as hard as anyone else. I know better now.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Shootings in Canada
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:32:45 pm »
Well, I guess we're not as much better than America as I'd thought. Not even a week after the fact and my grandfather(normally noted for his moderate political views) is calling for a dictatorship. In the States, it took 3,000 deaths and two months for people to brush uncomfortably close to that conclusion, but I guess for some Canadians a single death and a couple of days are good enough.

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