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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:20:50 pm »
That's not filling his diapers. It's campaigning for the midterms with impeachment as a wedge issue. Democrats should be doing it too.  "If Trump doesn't get impeached it's because you stayed home on election day!"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 02, 2018, 09:46:25 pm »
Internal affairs.  A police procedural following the adventures of an internal affairs division at a major city police department. They uncover terrible corruption that costs lives and gets people wrongly imprisoned while bending the rules in ways that would turn out awful in real life.  One should be a sociopath, another cheerfully corrupt.

The character that gets the most screen time is an idealistic officer that just made IA.  He's on a crusade to clean up some piece of corruption that turns out to be a neccessary counterweight to something worse.  As the show goes on he does more and more inexcusable things until he's a complete monster by the end.

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Apple Talk / Re: Jim, please pick up line two.
« on: August 29, 2018, 09:14:34 pm »
The only thing that keeps convincing me to vote Democrat is Republicans. I think that means the two man con is working on me.

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Apple Talk / Re: Jim, please pick up line two.
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:18:30 pm »
I'm a radical. I vote 3rd party when I don't think it will lead to awful. I try to push the Dems left. I hate Clinton, her husband's term led to a lot of what is currently wrong with the country and I know she helped shape his policy. I still voted for her, in the Arizona district where it almost made a difference.

On the other side of the topic I am glad trump is not a utopian, even if many of his supporters are. He's a crook and that leads to a certain sort of mess, the mess when someone takes charge to build the new world is Way worse.

Um... I had to look it up, but the 3rd party candidates in 2008 were:

Ralph Nader
Bob Barr
Chuck Baldwin
Cynthia McKinney


So, uh... who would you have voted for, otherwise?

Nader.  I agree with him far more than I do Obama as far as policy positions.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Official D&D 5E Announcement
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:27:36 pm »
The nice thing about pathfinder 1 is that it's open source, so while Paizo may not be supporting it any longer anyone else is welcome to do so.

I really enjoyed GURPS with figs withHowl and his gaming crew. (Spotted his comment about it being best without them)

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Apple Talk / Re: Jim, please pick up line two.
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:18:41 pm »
I'm a radical. I vote 3rd party when I don't think it will lead to awful. I try to push the Dems left. I hate Clinton, her husband's term led to a lot of what is currently wrong with the country and I know she helped shape his policy. I still voted for her, in the Arizona district where it almost made a difference.

On the other side of the topic I am glad trump is not a utopian, even if many of his supporters are. He's a crook and that leads to a certain sort of mess, the mess when someone takes charge to build the new world is Way worse.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:11:11 pm »
Hooray for medical science. I hope she has several more healthy decades

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: John McCain is dead.
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:03:42 pm »
I think with Lieberman as vice he could have beaten Obama.  It would have been two white moderates vs the black guy with the Muslim name.  Instead he went with Caribou Barbie and scared all the people concerned about his frail health.  I know I was considering voting third party until I saw what a nightmare Palin was

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:35:40 am »
Direct subsidies to farmers are a bad idea. Not because farmers don't need help and not because they shouldn't be helped but because it gives them a bunch of money to invest in changing careers at the moment their chosen career looks like a bad idea.  A massive increase in food stamps would be just as good for farmers while also ensuring hungry people get fed

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So, had a thing with someone on the FB PF page.

He was bragging that he built this lich whose phylactery will outright kill anyone who destroys it, so someone (12th level characters) will have to die for the campaign arc to end...Because "I like bittersweet endings".

I said that if I were a player in his group, and found out he scripted my character's death, I would be in someone else's group by the following week.

In the same thread, he attacks me for mentioning the fake phylactery/recurring villain gag.  Because it's clearly bullshit to leave a fake phylactery around, but clearly NOT bullshit to mandate a PC's death to make up for lack of story.

This all went very well, with me making fun of him and him getting madder and madder, but then I pushed it too far and he blocked me.  I think it was when I suggested he try BESM, as it was more his speed.

So yes, there really is nothing worse than a bad DM.

He also clearly has not factored in player creativity.  sure, a lich wont die unless his phyalctery is destroyed, but that wont do him much good if he's trapped in an anti magic field in a cage.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:26:56 pm »
Behold: Liberty University's The Trump Prophecy: The Movie

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A collaboration between an independent Christian filmmaker and one of America’s largest evangelical universities is showcasing the growing prominence of a provocative belief about President Donald Trump ― that he was divinely appointed to lead the United States.


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/liberty-university-helps-create-movie-trump-chosen-by-god_us_5b119d9ce4b02143b7cc6cfb?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

divinely appointed....so he IS the antichrist!

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diaspora is a nice social media site that actively resists this trend. it's also open source, so the profit motive doesn't enter into it the way it does with FB.  It gained a lot of users after the CA scandal, although it is definitely not a finished product yet.
I'm not really looking for an alternative, the only way I can see these services surviving long term and not getting crushed or selling out as the costs go up is to go decentralised, maybe even peer to peer but best of luck getting the average Joe Soap to figure that one out.

yeah, diaspora is decentralized, there's a couple sorta competing federations and diaspora is the core of one.  I am curious to see if that takes off.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 29, 2018, 07:37:47 am »
BTW, speaking of swing states, here is what needs to happen to have the best chance to fix this mess. We need a lot of democrats from non-swing states to move to the swing states and turn them blue. Alternately, we need a lot of democrats from a cross section of blue states to move to one or two of the low population red states and turn them blue

Californians tend to move other places.  If they'd do it a bit more strategically we could turn the country arouind.

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diaspora is a nice social media site that actively resists this trend. it's also open source, so the profit motive doesn't enter into it the way it does with FB.  It gained a lot of users after the CA scandal, although it is definitely not a finished product yet.

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So...why is this post pinned?

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