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 on: January 30, 2015, 09:35:23 AM 
Started by spinningdice - Last post by Mister Andersen

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Caldwin!Janus bites her lip in thought. "Given that lantern angel thing only showed me out of the chapel rather than the fort itself, I'd wager it's confined to that one place. I wouldn't like to risk that the priests' cells aren't part of that protected territory, so ideally we need to target them away from there, yes? Barnabus at the very least."

Her hand travels idly to where the brand of Brandescar lies hidden as her thoughts turn to the night of the knot's original escape. "We could backup the poisoned stew with a more directly lethal poison gas delivered later in the infirmary. We then gas the ravens and murder the mage and the commander in their beds, mop up as many survivors as we can, then launch the signal flare before escaping down the tunnel and leave the priests to the bugbears."

 on: January 30, 2015, 09:32:13 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by TheTSKoala
<Everything me and Valentina typed>

To control the length of this, I've editted the quote.  Long conversation. lol.  First, thanks on the 17 out of 20.  While I don't have to transition at 20, I could easily go 25-30-40, I'm looking forwarded to dropping the TS from TSKoala.  When I designed my life and my education, I had no ambition for having a wife and child.  Now that I do (and my life is far more enriched with them than with my career), it just doesn't fit.  So.. 3 more, then go see what my skills can do somewhere else.  Who knows, maybe Shadowrun will come true and I can run Lone Star!  lol.

To the "I would rather be wrong and die than kill a child" mentality.. I completely understand it.  And you're also right about fear feeding tactical response.  ..and fear building stereotypes.  And the fear of being honest with ourselves leads to those fears being prevalent in many things.  As I've said in the past, I have a very good friend who is.. and I quote.. "The blackest black guy"  you can know.  Nylon head rag, half sleeve tattoos, can fire off more slang than Urban Dictionary.  Wears enough gold and silver to be Mr. T's child.  If I didn't know him, I would swear he's a thug.  That I do know him, I trust him with the life of myself and if needed, my family.  Which is a TERRIBLE realization.  

^ Until we can somehow.. and I have no idea how because even I'm guilty of it and I try to be as open minded as possible.. address our perceptions of one another, of our communities and admit that we've been pretty shitty to everyone of non Anglo-European descent, I'm not sure where we can expect a change in police response.  It's like walking into a bar fight... ...just a really really big one.

For the bloodlust of a soldier.. I'll tie that one back to police.  Just because one cop is a belligerent Judge Dredd wanna-be, doesn't mean they all are.  Same with the bloodlust and desire to kill.  While that may run in some of the grunts who somehow get past mental screenings, alot of the men and women who come home and have ended up in on my couch during my internships have a very hard time reconciling the fact that while they were doing their job, so was the guy on the other end.  And that guy had a family too.  etc etc.  Perfect example of this is World War 2.  My grandfather was a field nurse (would now be called a Devil Doc).  We kids would all try to make him into some hero of folklore who went to Europe and saw hell and survived, and he would always tell us "Boys, I did what I had to do.  Nothing more to it." and looking back I now notice his eyes when he said it more than his words.  

But yea.. humans are weird.  We treat each other like the boogeymen sometimes.  And we need honest conversations so we stop killing innocent people.  

As for Despair?  Nah.  I'm sure at some point we'll figure it out.  It's just all very sad that we've reached a level of animosity and fear that it ends up kids playing with a cap gun get killed and the people that are hired to protect us have to live with a reality that is on no level fair to anyone.  Them, their families, their communities or their citizens.  

And I will gladly take a small coma.  

 on: January 30, 2015, 08:59:31 AM 
Started by paddyfool - Last post by paddyfool
I saw a post on another forum about some players looking for a GM.  I directed them this way, but equally, if anyone's up for running a game over there I'm sure that could work too...

 on: January 30, 2015, 08:54:45 AM 
Started by Mister Andersen - Last post by Mister Andersen
Developing party members for CRPGs

While not entirely applicable to P&P games, the examination of design methodology strikes me as useful tool when considering how to meaningfully integrate NPCs.

 on: January 30, 2015, 08:36:45 AM 
Started by Krensky - Last post by Krensky
It's closer to Ra's' ethnicity from the comics than the Nolan movies managed.

Arrow has Matt Nable playing Ra's.

I was referring to Digger Harkness, played by Nick E. Tarabay who is a Lebanise-American.

 on: January 30, 2015, 08:12:59 AM 
Started by spinningdice - Last post by Antilles
"Mmm, yes, that is the problem, is it not? I'm not overly concerned about the soldiers, they're all fresh recruits so if we deprieve them of leadership they'll not offer much resistance. We have definitive plans for three of the four captains, and we've easy access to the fourth captain's bedchambers so it shouldn't be too hard.

The top three, however... Commander Havelyn is likely the most dangerous of the bunch. He's probably like Balin, only with a decade or two more experience under his belt. If we can get him when he's not wearing his armor he won't be that tough, but even if we don't as long as he's not accompanied by one or both of the other we should be able to gang up on him and bring him down. The priest likely isn't very dangerous on his own, but they can be surprisingly effective force multipliers so if we can't bring him down alone he should be brought down fast and hard. As for the mage... I don't know, to be honest. Haven't fought many mages yet. I'm guessing our spellcasters may have an idea or two for that.

That said, a second consideration is the bugbears. The actual mission is to ensure their access to the watchtower, and that means sabotage as well. At the very least the bridge itself must be sabotaged, and there are likely other targets of opportunity we'd do well to destroy."

 on: January 30, 2015, 07:13:32 AM 
Started by TheAuldGrump - Last post by Valentina
What's an F-35 actually cost?

 on: January 30, 2015, 07:11:45 AM 
Started by Crafty_Pat - Last post by Valentina
Everything you wanted to know about the A10 Warthog but were afraid to BRRRRRRRT.

 on: January 30, 2015, 07:10:52 AM 
Started by Krensky - Last post by Mister Andersen
It's closer to Ra's' ethnicity from the comics than the Nolan movies managed.

 on: January 30, 2015, 07:09:09 AM 
Started by spinningdice - Last post by Mister Andersen

Action Dice: 2
"He's in the cellar now. And the larder. And the kitchen, cooling off inside a rather flakey pastry. Look, when I first woke, I was eating the buried and long dead; a few days isn't a big deal."

She indicates her special projects. "According to the dwarven map, the ravens are in a chamber at the top of the tower less than forty feet wide. This will infuse the entire space of the rookery and drive them into a killing frenzy. The crux is when do we take them out. The poisoned stew should hopefully be interpretted as a mundane misfortune, but I think it will leave more people sick than dead, and the impression I have from local talk is that it's mainly an event for the little people rather than the officers. So we need to have a plan in place for dealing with the priest, the watch commander, and the," she spits in disgust, "magician before we commit to wither of the large scale cullings, yes?"

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