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1  Community / Classic Topics / Re: Motivational posters on: May 15, 2010, 02:19:51 PM
if you tried to play a small character in anything other than rouge, wizard, or sorcerer they tended to suck.
You are kidding, right?
I have played a successful gnome barbarian, TWICE. Once I played him from an angle that included getting feats that gave my character access to spells like mage hand, just to fit his character concept.
The master regularly sicked on me and the other player, a half-orc druid, in excess of 10 enemies with a level or two below ours. We always won (the master wanted to kill us).
I know that D&D had it's problems, but playing a small character in a way that sucks is not dependent on the setting.

Oh and halfling paladins? Forgotten Realms had options for them.
2  Community / Customer Service / Re: Possible website issue? on: April 20, 2010, 06:29:31 AM
It has been fixed for me.
3  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: April 17, 2010, 12:25:30 AM
anyone on here play heroes of might and magic?


Me. Well, my wife much more than me. We just got a computer beefy enough to run the latest iteration (5?), and she's all crazy now.  Smiley
five is a darn sight better than 4, though i still think 3 is the best.

I'll second you, 3 had my all time favorite castle - Fortress. Damn shame they did not include it in 5.
4  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2010: The Year We Lost Contact on: April 10, 2010, 06:46:27 PM
I don't think Putin will seek to reclaim Poland for Russia. But I can only imagine how bad it might get.
That's not even probable, Russia would need to move through other countries to get there plus it would be an aggressive attack on a NATO member.
They also won't try anything on the political scene. Quite the contrary, I think that Putin will try to create a connection to make Poland less hostile towards Russia.

In the end I'm sure it will be proven that it was a tragic accident.

The loss of politicians, while certainly hard, won't impact Poland that much. The loss of six highest ranked generals (the chairman of the joint chiefs, the chiefs of army, navy and air force, the chief of operations and chief of the special forces) effectively beheaded the armed forces. Right now Poland's armed forces are commanded by guys a rank or two lower than really needed. Simply put, those replacements don't have the push necessary to run the show. And that's a problem.
 
5  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2010: The Year We Lost Contact on: April 10, 2010, 07:17:20 AM
Polish president Lech Kaczyński, his wife and most of the top level polish politicians.

Just like that Poland has no president, no presidential chancellery and no joint chiefs of staff.
6  Products / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: [Request] Gun information help. on: March 25, 2010, 05:26:57 PM
One more thing guys.  I believe the Spencer or Henry had a quickload carrier.  The ammo was stored already in tubes in the carrier and you pulled the carrier out and stripped the ammo out and down the tube from the front.  The carriers came in several different quantities, one of which was a 6 quickloader holder. 
Both had AFAIK. But they never really had a following (handloading through a loading gate was more practical.)
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Worst thing I ever did to a PC. on: March 25, 2010, 05:53:58 AM
Two things, one funny and one, well...

In the good old 3.5 days I had a FR group, typical combat monsters/social misfits.
I decided to pepper their forest centered adventure with a "random" zhentarim patrol.
The patrol leader was armed with a heavy pick. Now the dwarf player was at level 4 a monster with a sky high AC. After a few rounds and some dead mooks the dwarf was down to 24 HP, the zhent leader took a swing at him. I rolled a perfect 20, confirmed it and rolled for damage -> 36 points of it to be precise.
With one hit the dwarf moved from slightly injured to completely dead.
The guy was a little pissed, it was kind of epic being killed by a standard NPC.

The other case was much worse. We played a test game of Dark Heresy.
A friend of mine played an arbitrator tasked with overseeing a test for demonic possession (together with the priest). During the test a child refused to drink the acidic testing fluid, the cleric immediately killed the kid while the arbitrator reacted to the parents attack with gunfire, killing them both. This was the point when he probably realized that Dark Heresy isn't a "nice" game. The testing was finally done and we had nothing, so the cleric moved on and ordered everyone to enter a testing capsule. In it they would have to survive 2 minutes submerged in some fluid (the GM being really good and making things look grim described it in a gruesome fashion). My friend being knowledgeable about the human body protested, because he knew that the kids wouldn't survive it, but he started to make them line up nevertheless. Wanting to add some good natured injury to insult I said to him:
"Carry on dr. Mengele".
This effectively shook him to the core and he was ready to stand up and leave (he even said that it's enough for him). We still remember this as one of the most intense remarks around the table. We all died during this adventure, our psyker botched a roll 20 minutes later and got possessed by a demon.
My buddy is still playing Dark Heresy.
8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Other discussion about 2010 State of the Company on: March 24, 2010, 07:41:52 AM
I like it: BFoG: Tea and Crumpets, and BFoG: Yeee HAW!!!

Guess which is which. Wink
A joint release -> BfoG: Hickock and Holmes edition or BfoG: The Blue, Grey and Red.
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Other discussion about 2010 State of the Company on: March 23, 2010, 02:26:59 PM
Well what I see here are good ideas, but little drive to make the publisher listen. Tongue

The stuff that has been mentioned? Base for not one but two products, one inspired by the old west and the other by the victorian era. What's even worse, it's very doable, since there are boatloads of info about those guns and we even know the ballistic for those rare and exotic cartridges like .577 Snider or .44 Bulldog.

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Get the Henry rifle and the Sharps .50 as well
I don't like them, sure the Henry was the "goddamn yankee rifle, which is loaded on sunday and shoots all week" but I'm a fan of the Colt Lightning rifle (an intentional slam fire capable pump-action rifle).

10  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Other discussion about 2010 State of the Company on: March 23, 2010, 09:40:13 AM
Yes, beg and plead - your misery makes me strong!  Tongue

Well Mr. Flagg no one is talking about begging or pleading, what we contemplate is putting the screws on you and your associate, Mr. Kapera.
Because as we saw before, politely asking just isn't making the cut.


PS: Stats for howdah pistols and bulldog revolvers anyone?
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Other discussion about 2010 State of the Company on: March 22, 2010, 05:35:50 PM
To everyone who wants to see a Civil War/Wild West BfoG:

Keep pestering Pat and Alex, ask them about it every day. They will relent on this issue, sooner or later.

PS: Just imagine stats for the Volcanic Pistol, the Burgess Shotgun, Miniť Ball ammo and Colt Walker... Evil


You are plain evil!  Grin  Grin
Well it is my raison d'Ítre after all.  Wink
12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Other discussion about 2010 State of the Company on: March 22, 2010, 03:53:33 PM
To everyone who wants to see a Civil War/Wild West BfoG:

Keep pestering Pat and Alex, ask them about it every day. They will relent on this issue, sooner or later.

PS: Just imagine stats for the Volcanic Pistol, the Burgess Shotgun, Miniť Ball ammo and Colt Walker... Evil
13  Community / Off-Topic / Re: A thought. on: March 20, 2010, 03:02:01 PM
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Should there be a law protecting deployed service personnel from being served with a divorce?
No, forbidding it outright would cut into too many freedoms. What could be done is a special law that would effectively freeze the proceedings and make it a crime to appropriate possessions.
This would protect the serviceman/-woman from coming home and facing the fact that his ex took everything he/she owned.

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Because it seems to me that divorcing someone who is away and likely undergoing trauma in the service of their country is a low and repugnant act.
Of course it is low, but we humans define ourselves by the ability to go lower than a snake full of buckshot.
14  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: Mixed feelings on Spycraft 3e on: March 18, 2010, 02:27:15 AM
But do not confuse the MAG and the G&G. The former is a pale shadow compared to the latter.

*Thinking back on MAG* You let me know when you hit an in-service foriegn military rifle that has no published size statisitics, search until you find a photo of it with a scope attached that you are intimately familiar with, and then calculate it's size by proportion from that piece of data.

And I'll be real suprised if you're building some of the formulas from scratch.

That 'pale shadow' is called 'the shoulders of giants' in some parts Wink.

OK, OK - so Aragathor got caught with a little bit of hyperbole in his teeth. Let's all give him a break.  Smiley
That's no hyperbole, that's a straight line.

But do not confuse the MAG and the G&G. The former is a pale shadow compared to the latter.

*Thinking back on MAG* You let me know when you hit an in-service foriegn military rifle that has no published size statisitics, search until you find a photo of it with a scope attached that you are intimately familiar with, and then calculate it's size by proportion from that piece of data.

And I'll be real suprised if you're building some of the formulas from scratch.

That 'pale shadow' is called 'the shoulders of giants' in some parts Wink.
MAG was published around 2002, right? It has been 8 years since then and the Internet has grown, there are a lot of sources for gun info. Plus most of them are very technical.
What you described was the case with some of the chinese rifles in Dragon's Fury, it was fun.

Number Three - look at the pyramids, without hubris they wouldn't be standing, now would they? Wink

Passing on something from one of my players (hello Eric, why not drop in yourself?) - he greatly prefers having a nice long list of real world guns, such as the one in SC 2.0. PDFs are fine for adding new guns, and the real oddballs, but he wants the core list to be BIG. (He is the one who pores over the BFoG series, and the Shooter's Guides.) I guess every group has a gun nut. Smiley

Me, I want alternative eras, not just modern - when the Great Game was between Russia and Great Britain, fighting for the Jewel in the Crown of Empire, when the newly formed German Empire was casting covetous eyes at the old woman's holdings. When the idea of a submersible vessel was enough to send spies scurrying across the map. When stopping a single assassination might have been enough to prevent two of the worst calamities that the world will ever see. Heck, when a shoe phone might have seemed like a good idea....

The Auld Grump
Grin

15  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: Mixed feelings on Spycraft 3e on: March 17, 2010, 02:13:42 PM
rgpandrade no one here played a modern MC game, FC is fantasy which does not really translate into what you can do with a modern rule set.

Doublebond ok.
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