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16  Community / Off-Topic / Re: An Interesting Debate: RPG Mechanics vs. IP on: March 20, 2014, 10:34:05 AM
I guess for me its IP, but the mechanics can't be far off.   I say that because I fell in love with Shadowrun after reading v1.  And anyone whose tried to look or get into V1 rules knows that was no fun.    

If the IP is strong enough, you can use any mechanics for it.    I have a friend who I debate back and forth over on how to use the Priest class from FC as a Jedi.  
17  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: March 06, 2014, 11:23:44 PM
*Shudder* Babymetal - Gimme Chocolate.

The Auld Grump

What.... The... H.......   
18  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: February 25, 2014, 10:53:25 AM
We got to do something.
Know what we gotta do?
Toga party.
19  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Idiot Box: TV News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: February 13, 2014, 02:49:10 PM
Good news for The Clone Wars
20  Community / License to Improvise / Re: Hacking in the world of cyberpunk on: February 02, 2014, 08:35:56 PM
As another SR2 vet, let me say that the SR5 character creation rules sap my will to live.

Premades, or at least templates, aren't a bad idea for them treasuring preparation.

I didn't think they were that bad. I'm not crazy about going back to the priority system, but it was a hell of a lot better than the point system in v3/v4. 
21  Community / License to Improvise / Re: Hacking in the world of cyberpunk on: February 01, 2014, 11:22:55 AM
I'd suggest really looking into the Shadowrun v5 rules now.   They make more sense and can be done on the fly, right along with combat and it doesn't slow things down.   Now I haven't played the rules, but have been reading through them to understand them more.  Especially with being wireless for most things now.   Something added in v3 that didn't make much sense at the time, but now with v5, its much better.   Who ever is now on the writing team for SR 5, really did a good job on the rules.   

Just to note, I have all 5 rules sets v1 - v5, so I've seen the rules mature.  I think v5 is the best yet.
22  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: January 31, 2014, 07:33:27 PM
Well, for their mostly being huge Star Wars nerds, I was a bit puzzled by th decision that Han was building a snow cave rather than, as you can clearly see in the film, erecting an insulated tent. Beyond that though. I can't really see any other thing they could have easily tested.

That's what I thought too.  A thermo-insulated tent with maybe a portable heater of some kind.  Just had to keep Luke warm enough till he was done.
23  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: January 31, 2014, 01:53:57 AM
For those who've yet to see it, or want to see it again: Mythbusters Star Wars special

For all the specials the Mythbusters have done, I thought this one was a bit weak.
24  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Off Topic: RPGs with Narrative Dice on: January 19, 2014, 03:30:17 AM
Sorry, didn't mean to get this off on a SW tangent. 
25  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Off Topic: RPGs with Narrative Dice on: January 18, 2014, 09:30:00 PM
I haven't played a set of SW rules since West End, and I'm looking for a decent set.
26  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Off Topic: RPGs with Narrative Dice on: January 17, 2014, 02:31:42 PM
So avoid FFG's Star Wars rules?
27  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2013: Let's Hope it's a Quiet One on: December 23, 2013, 04:52:40 PM
Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov

Do svidaniya, Comrade!
28  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: Critical Surge + Bladestorm = Ten Half Actions with one roll of a 20? on: December 07, 2013, 04:30:29 AM
Since a critical hit requires spending an Action Die, otherwise its just a threat.   The character would have to spend an action die on each one.  At least that's how I would rule it.  And since most characters don't have that many action dice, that would limit how many they could do at a time.
29  Community / Off-Topic / Re: AAAAAAAAAH!!!!! TURKEYS!!!!!! on: December 04, 2013, 02:22:46 PM
i take it operation turkey drop went well then?

Hopefully, better than here:
30  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013 on: October 05, 2013, 01:25:33 PM
That or a LMD that doesn't know what it is.   I base that on the conversation in the first episode between Hill and the Dr.
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