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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2013, 05:14:11 pm »
I am fascinated that one of the articles linked to by the above blogger used this phrasing:

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Women may have accompanied male Vikings in those early invasions of England, in much greater numbers than scholars earlier supposed, McLeod concludes.

I guess it's just so culturally ingrained that it passes without notice.
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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2013, 07:54:49 am »
Like I said. I'm a shitty player because I take it too seriously.

If it makes you feel better, I, too, am a shitty player.  My personal bad habits are getting a little grabby over loot, and making HORRIBLE FUCKING AWFUL PLANS that are either doomed to spectacular failure by the sheer weight of complexity and stupidity they contain, or are not proactive enough and just sort of flop. 

I need to kidnap a guy?  Great!  I'll just set the town on fire (with a detailed list of steps needed and equipment used) as a distraction!

Oh, wait, that's bad.  Like, DM is pissed off at me bad.  OKAY NEW PLAN.  There's going to be a mass battle.  Defend at place where guy is at, wait for him to fall down, drag him a quarter of a mile in an active combat zone, throw him into the house with the guy who wants him alive to make a thing.  START NEW PLAN TO LIVE FROM THERE.

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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2013, 08:06:56 am »
Like I said. I'm a shitty player because I take it too seriously.

If it makes you feel better, I, too, am a shitty player.  My personal bad habits are getting a little grabby over loot, and making HORRIBLE FUCKING AWFUL PLANS that are either doomed to spectacular failure by the sheer weight of complexity and stupidity they contain, or are not proactive enough and just sort of flop. 

I need to kidnap a guy?  Great!  I'll just set the town on fire (with a detailed list of steps needed and equipment used) as a distraction!

Oh, wait, that's bad.  Like, DM is pissed off at me bad.  OKAY NEW PLAN.  There's going to be a mass battle.  Defend at place where guy is at, wait for him to fall down, drag him a quarter of a mile in an active combat zone, throw him into the house with the guy who wants him alive to make a thing.  START NEW PLAN TO LIVE FROM THERE.

I ARE SO GUD AT PLAANZ.  ALSO I AM AN HERO!


unless something is a big op, I just charge in and fuck shit up. I did all my tactical planning when I built the character.
I actually hate loot in table top games.  Either give me something fucking cool or cash to buy something cool later just don't expect me to keep track of shit.
loot is only important if I need it to do cool shit.
also why would setting fire to an entire town be a good idea for a distraction?

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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2013, 10:57:12 pm »
Like I said. I'm a shitty player because I take it too seriously.

If it makes you feel better, I, too, am a shitty player.  My personal bad habits are getting a little grabby over loot, and making HORRIBLE FUCKING AWFUL PLANS that are either doomed to spectacular failure by the sheer weight of complexity and stupidity they contain, or are not proactive enough and just sort of flop. 

I need to kidnap a guy?  Great!  I'll just set the town on fire (with a detailed list of steps needed and equipment used) as a distraction!

Oh, wait, that's bad.  Like, DM is pissed off at me bad.  OKAY NEW PLAN.  There's going to be a mass battle.  Defend at place where guy is at, wait for him to fall down, drag him a quarter of a mile in an active combat zone, throw him into the house with the guy who wants him alive to make a thing.  START NEW PLAN TO LIVE FROM THERE.

I ARE SO GUD AT PLAANZ.  ALSO I AM AN HERO!

I think most of my problem was I had a DM who would tell me to do shit just so he could screw my character over for doing the things he said to do. And he'd change shit all the time, rules from one session didn't carry over into the next because we used them to win instead of pacify his ego. He kept coming up with these bad guys no one could beat and then we'd kill it in three rounds because obvious flaw was obvious. Then he'd end the session early and spend the rest of the night pouting because we ruined everything.

I was told not to be a 'rules lawyer' and just roll with it because we're supposed to be having fun and no one wants the DM to pout all night so I quit. I just wanted what he said to actually be what would happen. *shrug* If that's how it's supposed to go then fine, I don't really want to play because that isn't how my brain works and I spent a good hour trying to explain that when the DM asked me to play in the first place.
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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2013, 11:36:44 pm »
Like I said. I'm a shitty player because I take it too seriously.

If it makes you feel better, I, too, am a shitty player.  My personal bad habits are getting a little grabby over loot, and making HORRIBLE FUCKING AWFUL PLANS that are either doomed to spectacular failure by the sheer weight of complexity and stupidity they contain, or are not proactive enough and just sort of flop. 

I need to kidnap a guy?  Great!  I'll just set the town on fire (with a detailed list of steps needed and equipment used) as a distraction!

Oh, wait, that's bad.  Like, DM is pissed off at me bad.  OKAY NEW PLAN.  There's going to be a mass battle.  Defend at place where guy is at, wait for him to fall down, drag him a quarter of a mile in an active combat zone, throw him into the house with the guy who wants him alive to make a thing.  START NEW PLAN TO LIVE FROM THERE.

I ARE SO GUD AT PLAANZ.  ALSO I AM AN HERO!

I think most of my problem was I had a DM who would tell me to do shit just so he could screw my character over for doing the things he said to do. And he'd change shit all the time, rules from one session didn't carry over into the next because we used them to win instead of pacify his ego. He kept coming up with these bad guys no one could beat and then we'd kill it in three rounds because obvious flaw was obvious. Then he'd end the session early and spend the rest of the night pouting because we ruined everything.

I was told not to be a 'rules lawyer' and just roll with it because we're supposed to be having fun and no one wants the DM to pout all night so I quit. I just wanted what he said to actually be what would happen. *shrug* If that's how it's supposed to go then fine, I don't really want to play because that isn't how my brain works and I spent a good hour trying to explain that when the DM asked me to play in the first place.

Your DM is defective.

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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2013, 11:41:32 pm »
That whole group is defective for going along with the defective dm.

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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2013, 02:58:06 pm »
CPD, come up here and let us run good games for you sometime.
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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2013, 10:14:57 pm »
CPD, come up here and let us run good games for you sometime.

Next time I get the urge to hop a bus, I'll head that way. If I don't magically wake up in Oregon after a Pepsi bender.
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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2013, 10:17:55 pm »
All of you bastards come up here and try your hand in the HACKFEST.


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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2013, 02:18:27 am »
All of you bastards come up here and try your hand in the HACKFEST.

It was 90 here today and it was too hot. If Tuscon wants me it can come and drag me kicking and screaming.
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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2013, 02:24:00 am »
All of you bastards come up here and try your hand in the HACKFEST.

It was 90 here today and it was too hot. If Tuscon wants me it can come and drag me kicking and screaming.

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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2013, 02:44:36 am »
I drove past a sign that read 106 today, one of those temperature signs out front of banks.

I think it was today, at least...

You know something?  It wasn't too bad out, even with the air being force blasted into my face because I have to keep the windows down.
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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2013, 05:57:14 am »
Personally I prefer to play RPGs where the characters have armors that are impractical in the opposite of the usual direction. Like a psionicist encased in a solid 5'x5'x8' block of cement/concrete with eye holes, a ring of sustenance, and a necklace of adaptation.
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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2014, 02:28:28 am »
Pretty sure there's something about this that I posted in the Image archive.
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Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2014, 09:21:39 pm »
I am fascinated that one of the articles linked to by the above blogger used this phrasing:

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Women may have accompanied male Vikings in those early invasions of England, in much greater numbers than scholars earlier supposed, McLeod concludes.

I guess it's just so culturally ingrained that it passes without notice.
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