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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: AMERICA LOCATED
« on: March 05, 2015, 09:00:56 pm »
This needs to be on a punk rock album cover.

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Wow, the author did kinda shit research. Either that, or they're embarrassed about playing DnD and want to pretend they don't.

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While the fact that there's a race of dragons so devoted to stealing brains that they are commonly dubbed Brainstealer Dragons should be more than enough to prove their strangeness, they have other issues. For instance, instead of heads they just have four tentacles shooting out of their necks, which they use to, uh… steal your brain.

There actually is an explanation for this, and it's weird enough that the author could've left it in if they'd known about it and it'd hype up the weird even further. There's a race of evil brain-eating mini-Cthulhu things called Illithid(or Mindflayers), and they reproduce by laying parasites in people's brains that transform their heads. I'm pretty sure Brainstealer Dragons are just what happens when Mindflayers manage to get their hands on a draconic host.

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the Abyss, which is basically D&D's hell. It's where chaotic people go when they die to be continually eat alive by maggots.

Chaotic Evil people. Chaotic Neutral people go to Limbo, and Chaotic Good people to to Elysium.

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These giant dragons wander Hades, which is different from the Abyss in that it's "the battlefield for the eternal Blood War," whatever that means.

It's pretty significant to the background fluff, actually. Basically, Lawful Evil souls go to one hell and become devils and Chaotic Evil souls go to another and become demons, and they fight an eternal war in Hades, the Neutral Evil plane. The Neutral Evil dead, or Yugoloths, then hire themselves out as mercenaries to the highest bidder. I'm simplifying some of it, but that's the general gist.

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But did you know dragons can also be zombies? It's true!

Yeah, but anything can be a zombie if it used to be alive. You just cast Animate Dead, and it's a zombie. It's actually pretty easy.

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If your Dungeon Master has you run into a Zombie Dragon, you know your DM hates you.

Not really. The zombie template isn't really much of a power boost, if any. And in the case of something like a dragon, which wins fights by being powerful and clever, turning into a moaning idiot is definitely a downgrade in power.

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Is there anything in the world sadder than a sociopath who mimics emotions badly?

There's a story here, I assume?

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my little power plant is breaking my heart

At christmas we added 20+ generators  and I said, please please give me a few weeks notice so we can automate some of the process on that so we're not manually setting everyone up.

Found out yesterday we start adding another 28 on Tuesday.

On the bright side we should have more then 20MW at the end of it.

More powah, muhahahaha.

More power = better.  Every time.

ULTIMATE

POWER.


Meh. You want to talk power?

http://www.realultimatepower.net/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5-bmJDlIsg

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SJW?

Social Justice Warrior. Ostensibly a perjorative for those whose personalities are subsumed by their activism, but the term is frequently abused to refer to anyone with socially liberal views.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Discordianism as Perfect Nihilism
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:31:26 am »

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Skywind is still being worked on.  I mean, its in Alpha, and probably will be until 2016 at earliest.   But it's still being worked on, and it looks pretty amazing.

The minute that shit is public released, I will be all over it.  There are only two things I don't like about Morrowind: the combat system, and the outdated graphics.  Skywind solves both of those problems.

What I love about Morrowind is that even though the graphics are garbage, you can still tell that what you're looking at is really cool and original. It's the difference between good graphics and good art direction.

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Posting to remember to read. Initial reaction, surely Power enables corruption?

The tricky part is that pretty much every political system rewards corruption with power. Not explicitly, of course, but it seems far easier to acquire in the first place when you have a low moral identity to begin with.

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DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVO3lrbyS9w

 :eek:

 :lol: WTF

That's Dagoth Ur, the primary antagonist of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. He's kinda an undead god-king thing... Except he isn't, because the metaphysics of the in-game setting are kinda screwy like that. Technically, he isn't undead so much as he's anti-alive. Even that's a sloppy explanation.
Anyway, he was the player character's bro in a past life and it's the player's job to "kill" him, whatever that even means.

Anti-alive in a similar manner to D&D undead?

Nope. That'd be regular undead. Dagoth-Ur is an entirely different thing altogether.
In The Elder Scrolls, when you die you go to a plane called the Dreamsleeve, where you experience whatever afterlife you believed in until you reincarnate. This is also where you go when you sleep, which is why you dream. When you're awake, you're in the material plane, or Mundus. So if you're alive, you can occupy one of two states:
Alive, Awake in Mundus(AlAwMu), or Alive, Dreaming in the Dreamsleeve(AlDrDS)

Now, undead do exist, but the way necromancy works in The Elder Scrolls is that the dead are awakened from their rest in the Dreamsleeve, bringing them back to Mundus in the service of the caster. This means the dead can occupy two possible states:
Dead, Dreaming in the Dreamsleeve(DeDrDS), or Dead, Awake in Mundus(DeAwMu)

Dagoth Ur occupies none of these states. He was killed millennia ago, quite thoroughly, but due to shenanigans involving the heart of a dead trickster god, Dagoth Ur is actually solipsistically dreaming his own presence in Mundus.
As such, he is Dead, Dreaming in Mundus(DeDrMu). This is impossible.

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Yup.  That's why Dagoth Ur has to mantle him.  Hence why Dagoth Ur is keen on getting the Neverarine to Red Mountain, to replicate the Enantionmorph with the Sharmat, Hortator and Witness.  By mantling Lorkhan, he breaks the Dragon and the Serpent and, in theory, removes the upstart Talos' influence over the world.  Of course, in practice, Talos has achieved CHIM, which kinda screws up all plans of that kind.  Dagoth Ur may have succeeded, since he had achieved a kind of anti-CHIM, if you believe his mad ravings, but the Thalmor certainly wont.

That's the part that got me about Skyrim. I know their plan is to weaken Talos by depriving him of worshipers, but where in the lore is it ever implied that the gods need worship? The Thalmor are pretty quick to jump the gun on their assumptions about reality. Which actually makes a lot of sense, given that they're Nazi analogues.

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What's complicated about a dead, dreaming God using the Heart of a Trickster-God responsible for the creation of reality to power up a fascimile of the principle of negation in order to overthrow three false gods, one of whom has realised the nature of reality through love, in order to break time and allow him to mantle said dead trickster god in order to defeat and break the Empire, who has a metaphysical bodyguard in the form of Talos, the God-Emperor of Mankind, who is the three-in-one Enantionmorph of Tiber Septim, Zurin Arcturus and Wulfharth.

You forgot the part where Talos himself is probably mantling said trickster god to begin with. At least, if there's anything to the Aldmeri Dominion's plot in Skyrim he is.

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You realise this means someone is going to have to explain CHIM.  And the Heart of Lorkhan.  And the 36 Lessons of Vivec.  And, well, Vivec.

Not to mention the clusterfuck that is Numidian (though at least I have a fairly convincing explanation for that).

I'm not gonna lie, I get a headache every time I think about Kirkbride's fluff.

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Oh man, you did not just start an Elder Scrolls lore discussion, did you?

I think I might have done exactly that.  :scared:

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DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVO3lrbyS9w

 :eek:

 :lol: WTF

That's Dagoth Ur, the primary antagonist of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. He's kinda an undead god-king thing... Except he isn't, because the metaphysics of the in-game setting are kinda screwy like that. Technically, he isn't undead so much as he's anti-alive. Even that's a sloppy explanation.
Anyway, he was the player character's bro in a past life and it's the player's job to "kill" him, whatever that even means.

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