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1  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: March 03, 2015, 09:44:30 PM
Janus talking to the priest was the day after the murder, and she replaced the apothecary the night before the camp site party left to scout it out
2  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: March 03, 2015, 04:57:33 AM
Any chance those bone throwing knives are ready yet?

Didn't we say two weeks? If so they're not done yet, but they will be by the time you return from the ambush. Of course, you'll have to pick them up as Leela...

I'm basically not sure of the day count atm. Also, why is rocking back up as Leela a problem?
3  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Idiot Box 2015: TV news, views & reviews on: March 03, 2015, 04:28:07 AM
And while I'm all for using a firearm seized from the enemy, I'm also all for checking that it's loaded/how much ammo is in it. Just saying.

It is ridiculous how often we're given stories in which people do not do this.

Especially the "prove your loyalty by shooting your friend" routine where the character being tested is surprised their plot-twist reveal has been ruined. "Don't point a loaded gun at something you don't intend to shoot" has a corollary of "Don't point a gun at something you intend to shoot until you're sure it's loaded".

If you are not watching Star Wars Rebels, go and watch.  It just go real with the season finale.

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I think my main problem with Rebels compared to TCW is that the latter employs a more traditional narrative logic. Rebels OTOH has all the logic of the average RPG session. While the baddies in both series clearly have two wildly different levels of competence -- mooks and specials -- in TCW the good guys had mooks as well so the discrepency wasn't so painfully obvious.

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4  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: March 02, 2015, 08:02:37 PM
Any chance those bone throwing knives are ready yet?
5  Community / Off-Topic / Re: On Narrative Design on: February 28, 2015, 08:33:55 AM
Another useful article on the nitty-gritty of your RP setting: The effects of monsters on terrain
6  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: So.. Personal Lieutenants and Dramatic Entrance... on: February 28, 2015, 01:13:32 AM
Wasn't there a faction feat in World on Fire that let you flip Dramatic Scenes on and off?

Also, can we get that picture behind a spoiler cut please? It's waaay to wide.
7  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: February 28, 2015, 01:04:45 AM

Action Dice: 2
"Let's just hope the Ranger isn't delayed in his routine by the need to assume duties vacated as a result of the duel."

8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: We need to give Koala his own dedicated sightings thread on: February 27, 2015, 05:00:57 AM

9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2015 on: February 27, 2015, 04:08:56 AM
Harrison Ford confirmed to reprise role in Blade Runner sequel
10  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: February 27, 2015, 04:07:50 AM
    HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry professionals where the writers will be introduced to the entertainment industry.

    The HBOAccess Writing Fellowship is open to diverse and female writers 21 and older who must be able to work in the US. Prior to the application, the writer must NOT have been staffed on a network or cable series in excess of 13 episodes and/or had more than one feature film or more than two plays produced.All submissions must be made through the online portal, Without A Box, and will require a resume, a writing sample, a completed release form and a personal essay in 500 words or less explaining how his/her background has influenced his/her storytelling. For more information on eligibility, visit:

Timeline and Important Dates
March 4, 2015 - Application process opens at The application portal will close when 1,000 submissions have been reached. No mail or email submissions will be accepted.
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2015 on: February 27, 2015, 04:06:09 AM
... introducing a new heroine.
Michele Rodriguez can play a character who is awesome and who lives?

Isn't that a bad omen?
Last time was Battle: Los Angles.
...which I still liked. Tongue

12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: February 26, 2015, 10:15:58 PM
Fire in spaaaaaaaace
13  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2015 on: February 26, 2015, 10:14:37 PM
If you look at Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3 you get a sci-fi version of Beowulf.

Nice comparison; Alien Cubed is a terribly underrated film. While I look forward to Blomkamp's project with intrigue, I don't think the franchise would be hurt by moving on from Ripley and introducing a new heroine.
14  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2015 on: February 26, 2015, 06:17:15 PM
I think this is a good spot to remember the passing of folks who are personally important.  I'm sorry to hear of your loss.   Sad

15  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2015 on: February 25, 2015, 08:13:00 PM
Veteran BBC designer Barry Newbery has died at the age of 88.
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