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 21 
 on: December 21, 2014, 05:40:42 AM 
Started by Crafty_Alex - Last post by paddyfool
I like the sleeping rule, and the limitation to cooperative checks.

I agree with TKDB on immunity to being flat-footed being a bit much as just one portion of a level 6 spell's bonus, though.

Also, in terms of it being there / not there, what if it only exists as an entity for purposes of party numbers (being outnumbered etc)?

 22 
 on: December 21, 2014, 05:39:42 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by Valentina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

Lowest murder rates? Fewest guns.
Not a perfect correlation, but all those "socialist" European states blondie doubtless wouldn't be caught dead in (because they're so safe) have strict weapons control laws.

The USA clocks in behind Iran, Kosovo, Lebanon, and pre-civil war Syria for murder rates, btw.

In the interest of being honest there's an interesting piece here about how the UK doesn't classify any death they can't rule a suicide as a murder, and only count that as a murder it's accompanied by a conviction.

..which is actually more accurate because to claim a death's a murder demands proving intent. Criminal Negligence and Accidental Homicide are thingers, after all, but even with the author's suggested doubling of the UK homicide rate they're still a third of our own. And nowhere near Australia or Canada or The Netherlands or...

 23 
 on: December 21, 2014, 05:37:24 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by Desertpuma
When firearms can make the choice of pulling their own triggers, then they become the problem. Just like any tool, it takes on the characteristics and mannerisms of its wielder.

Regarding Chicago's gun control laws, she was referring to the crossborder guns when she stated the murders were committed by guns owned by someone other than the perpetrator.
In regards to Afghanistan, she was referring to the war in the country. People in Chicago are dying by gunfire more often than people engaged in war in that country.
Low income neighborhoods are not specific to one racial identifier.

Interestingly enough, the Declaration of Independence not only "of the People, by the People, for the People", it also says the government shall do nothing without the consent of the governed.

The 2nd Amendment is about the right of the citizens of this country to stand up against tyranny and repression within our government. Why? Because we had just finished fighting a war against the very same thing. If you don't think that is going on now, then check out the overmilitarization of law enforcement that grown in the last 5-10 years, not to mention the Patriot Act (aka Repeal the 4th Amendment Act) or the National Defense Authorization Act (aka let's get rid of the 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments). We'll see if Obama resigns the Patriot Act up for another 4 years like he did in 2011. He did sign the NDAA into place.

I challenge you to watch both of these videos all the way through:

http://youtu.be/v2jc1TzlqLo

http://youtu.be/-aW1eiMrE0U

I think some people will find some clarity.

 24 
 on: December 21, 2014, 05:21:24 AM 
Started by Crafty_Alex - Last post by Murdoc
Damn good job, guys!  Grin

 25 
 on: December 21, 2014, 05:15:33 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by Valentina
Some schools in America do have firearms teams that compete. I offer evidence:

http://youtu.be/L_-N9_tnWBo

She blew them away with common sense.



Yeah, no she doesn't.

"Achieving stricter gun control laws would obliterate any opportunity I could've had to go to a decent college on a shooting scholarship."

Probably not actually, given that she's probably legally entitled (by virtue of not being a criminal) to own just about any weapon she can afford and that tacking on a background check, waiting period, DNA registration, and/or Oath of Fidelity to the Immortal God-Emperor would at most cost her additional time and registration fees.

"...the issue with gun violence around the nation: guns are not the problem."

Because people are actually shooting each other with those cake batter thingers and everyone's dying of deliciousness.

Anyone who can't have life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness without a firearm is a coward.

Chicago has strict gun control laws undermined by over-the-border weapons sales. This implication that weapons purchases occur within exclusive, discreet political boundaries is pathetically naive.

Chicago also has a population density that makes Afghanistan look like the backwater shithole it is and the Taliban don't stand-up fights any more.
And anyone who thinks Afghanistan is a model of modern gun control is fucking hallucinating.
Most of Afghanistan doesn't have potable water or sewer systems, never mind meaningful arms control legislation or even competent police for it's enforcement.

Yes, far more people are killed with handguns then rifles -and good fucking luck getting pistol control measures passed, but rifles are predominantly used in the mass shootings that so horrify everyone not dressed up clean and white for a prepared speech.

Ha ha, she doesn't know what Straw Sales are -but she's made it clear that her scholarship's riding on whether I can buy an AR-15 dammit!

Hey. How many people died in Chenpeng Village Primary School stabbing? Oh right -zero.

Obligatory race-baiting, check. Carry on.

On one hand we get "poor people shoot each other," and on the other "so they need guns to protect themselves."
Logic.
Also didn't we just hear that guns aren't the problem? How can all those inner-city death statistics be at all accurate if they're using everyone's favorite violence placebo the harmless firearm? I bet they're hitting each other with them. Tongue

Invocation of "of The People, By The People, For The People" while pointedly ignoring the power of firearms lobbies, check.

"Taking away the people's right to bear arms is taking away the people's power in government."
Ah, there it is. The reminder that if We don't have guns We can't control Our government.

My reactions: Coda; please, oh please let's have our next Cliven Bundy soon. I'm well passed sick of hearing chicken-hawk cocksuckers talk about how badass they're gonna be when it's time to Fight The White House.

And is she going to enlist? Take that pretty face and those impressive shooting skills out to fight for those 2nd Amendment Rights she's so sure she can't live without?
Odds are 99/100 that she won't.

Edit: funny part is I don't oppose high schools having sport shooting for their students.
Can they do it safe? Yeah?
Coolio, go right ahead -it's a free country ...for now. Cry

 26 
 on: December 21, 2014, 05:15:10 AM 
Started by Murdoc - Last post by Murdoc
Thanks for all the help guys! I think I will go for a mix of Chris' and Bhurano's idea. I'm a mage in my other FC campaign as well, and I was thinking of doing the darkness/ elemental heritage combo, which I didn't do. I'll get you the result. And how do I get a preview of Spellbound?

 27 
 on: December 21, 2014, 05:02:15 AM 
Started by Crafty_Alex - Last post by aegis
Let's give it a try. I like the proposed effects, so I'm gonna try to stick to them.

Guardian Spirit I
Level: 0 Calling
Casting Time: 1 round
Distance: Personal
Duration: 10 minutes
Effect: You call a minor spirit to assist you with simple tasks. Intangible and invisible to all but you, this shapeless entity is essentially an extension of yourself, although it may be banished or dispelled like any other summoned creature. The Guardian Spirit grants you a +1 insight bonus to all cooperative checks you take part in, either as leader or helper.

Guardian Spirit II
Level: 3 Calling
Duration: 1 hour per Casting Level
Effect: As Guardian Spirit I, but the entity also has your back. For the duration of the spell, you cannot be flanked and sleeping is not a Terminal Situation for you. Also, you may end the spell prematurely to gain a +5 insight bonus on a single saving throw.

Guardian Spirit III
Level: 6 Calling
Effect: As Guardian Spirit II, but the entity cannot be fooled anymore. For the duration of the spell, you cannot be flat-footed and you may always act during surprise rounds. Also, you may end the spell prematurely to automatically succeed with a single saving throw.

I must say I really like what you've done with Seven Days, great job!

 28 
 on: December 21, 2014, 04:40:00 AM 
Started by paddyfool - Last post by paddyfool
Edited the construct smashing tree in line with comments, and with what seemed like a better supremacy trick.  Two questions:

- Is the Basics stance too much / should it have the 5' movement limit?
- Should the Supremacy bonus maybe reference any/all Electricity Resistance, and/or specify melee only?

 29 
 on: December 21, 2014, 04:28:13 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by Desertpuma
Some schools in America do have firearms teams that compete. I offer evidence:

http://youtu.be/L_-N9_tnWBo

She blew them away with common sense.

 30 
 on: December 21, 2014, 04:20:46 AM 
Started by Crafty_Pat - Last post by Mister Andersen
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