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Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

goatface posted:

They interbred with thylacines. Marsupials. Literally the most distant mammal relations they could possibly find without laying eggs.

What?
Dinosaur magic. No, seriously.

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Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Mors Rattus posted:

Now, the games. Hastiludum involves two teams of three. One member sits on an object - a pig, a broom, a washtub, whatever they like, so long as it can be found in a peasant village and is no longer than a broom and no wider than a beer barrel. The teams face each other at a distance of 120 paces, with a 40-pace-wide field. Each magus may cast a single spell before the contest begins, as preparation, and may cast freely during the contest. Each team tries to force the other team's magus off their "mount" with magic, and to propel their own "mount" over their opponents' start line. The Parma Magica may not be extended over the mount, and both sides may freely cast on either mount. Tradition states that anyone who causes injury must supply the vis required to heal it. The winners are the first to get over the other team's start line. Any magus who touches the floor is out of the contest, and the "mount" must physically pass over the center of the field, so teleportation is not a winning strategy. Matchups are randomly drawn and single elimination.
What the hell. That sounds like something Discworld wizards would come up with.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Meikyuu Kingdom has to be the absolutely weirdest RPG setting I've ever seen. I don't think any other premise comes close to "one day, suddenly everything was dungeons."

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

TK-31 posted:

So apart from the fact that Ctech has engines that run on dead babies, I would like to remind everyone that you can canonically go mad from learning that a vegetable hates you.
I kinda wonder what Hate Apples taste like, now. Angrylicious, probably.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

clockworkjoe posted:

How do you define the end of consciousness? Everyone lose consciousness when they sleep, get knocked out, or fall into a coma, after all.
The brain never actually stops working while you are alive. You don't form any new memories while you're sleeping, but your mind is still active, or you wouldn't dream.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I liked Eclipse Phase better before they came up with the whole alien crap. The TITANs are plenty scary enough, considering that they're basically machine gods who can do pretty much anything. The Exsurgent virus works well in that context and as their own creation, because going by the core book it's completely ambiguous what the motivations of the TITANs were and whether they're ultimately trying to help or harm humanity. All the ETI crap is extraneous and does nothing to really add to the mood of the setting.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Erebro posted:

It turns people into guns, pure and simple. It doesn't promise freedom from ethics, it promises slavery and destruction of the mind. It doesn't make you like the Great Old Ones, laughing and shouting and killing with joy, it makes you into a husk to house itself. Stop thinking of it like cosmic horror and see it as it is: The self-aware weapon of a culture that likely forgot it existed, assuming that culture even exists anymore.
I think I'd like it better if it did work like that. That's my favourite Lovecraft quote and I think it encapsulated the feel of the mythos perfectly.

For everyone who doesn't know it:

quote:

The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Everybody in the oWoD has that particular delusion. They all think that they're responsible for everything good and are just generally the most important thing to happen to the world since sliced bread. The one thing that really stands out about the Children of Gaia is that they're even more smarmy about it that the rest.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

They pretty much say that it doesn't matter. Werewolf is all about spirits and spirituality, the actual genetics aren't really what it's about. Dogs don't have wolf spirits anymore, so they don't count as wolves for breeding. It's why having no wolves in their ancestry makes them kinda bonkers, it screws with their spiritual half-wolf half-person balance.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I'm guessing it's based on the Chinese idea of style names, which is a sort of secondary name that people take when they reach majority.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Wapole Languray posted:

Gravy: A nanodrug food additive that aids in adapting to high-gravity environments.
Now there's a groaner. Eclipse Phase, you fuckers.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Don't care, it's still a horrible pun. :colbert:

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

It's bilingual. Aware as in the Japanese word and aware as in awareness.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I'd like to see Iron Heroes. I don't even know how you would make D&D "gritty."

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I figured, but I still want to see the trainwreck. :v:

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

It sounds really, really boring, though.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Fun fact: the Scholomance is a real thing. A real myth, that is. It's a legendary school hidden under a lake somewhere in Eastern Europe, where the devil himself teaches a small group of students about the secrets of black magic pretty much exactly like in this writeup. The catch is that one student of each class will have to stay behind forever and help the devil make the weather when they're done.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I think I'm going to do a writeup of my own about a little three-volume D&D 3.5 Ed. supplement that I've never played, but that I really like flavourwise.

Little teaser:

You are in Hell.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I'm glad they took the step away from the WW style of vampire. Vampires as just another (and particularly annoying) kind of fairy is much more bearable, if they need to have them at all.

Also:

quote:

blautsauger
Bluesuckers?

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I'm starting to think that the primary reason D&D can be so weird at times must be the absolutely insane amount of retarded poo poo Gygax had seen his players attempt over the decades.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

One thing I just realized about Werewolf is that it really suffers from the classical "overpowered lazy bums everywhere" D&D problem. Gaia and Luna and all those other spirits are so awesome, but do they ever fix their own problems? Nope. Everyone from evil spiders to evil worms to paleolithic almost-humans can gently caress their poo poo up.

It makes the whole setting so much more funny when you realize that the whole Apocalypse thing is basically just Gaia telling her pets to fetch the slippers because she's too lazy to do it herself.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Kurieg posted:

so I guess it was yet another Wyrm plot.
Isn't everything?

Also good lord that book sucks bollocks. I only knew about it by reputation, but this is so much worse than I had imagined.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Dark Sun goes a long way to making D&D seem attractive.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

D&D at high levels basically should be played like a game of Nobilis. There's nothing else that's at all tolerable.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

All that Rift stuff is really bad. Not even funny bad, just boring bad.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Zombie Hospital is probably the first and only thing about that module that has actually given me the creeps. That doctor, ugh.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

U.T. Raptor posted:

I think they're talking about Genyornis specifically (also "goannas" is probably referring to Megalania, I assume)
I was thinking "moa," which were a kind of 12 feet tall murderbird that was hunted to extinction by the Maoris around six hundred years ago. Genyornis looks pretty similar, but I guess New Zealand's a bit far away for that. Although, then again, maybe the writers didn't know that.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

occamsnailfile posted:

Summon & Use Angel Hair: Enough fiber falls to make a full suit of clothes.
That spell is a lot more funny if you imagine it summons pasta instead.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Considering what a session of that game was supposed to be like, Pathos and Angst are probably the most accurate names they could have come up with. The game had both fairly oozing out of its ears.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

NihilVerumNisiMors posted:

Well, his German translations are really really literal.
"Awful" is the word you're looking for. Glad to see Siembieda's German is as good as everything else about him. "‹berkavallerist," what a wonderful abomination of a word.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Unknown Armies: still the best game.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

That's a really great word for anything Wick-made.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Mr. Maltose posted:

Woah woah woah. Hate the writers not the Hero of a thousand faces.
The only interesting hero with a thousand anything is El-ahrairah. Campbell can go bite it.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

a kitten posted:

The powers, conspiracies, and weird compulsions really make me think of Darker Than Black, it's kind of awesome.
Encroachment sounds more like something out of Claymore, but I'd still pay for a Darker Than Black RPG.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I am suddenly a lot less optimistic about that new Torment game.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Zereth posted:

Pretty sure it's not using that system. Like, at all.
I was not talking about the rules.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Renegade is more magical than the loving T-Virus, but goddamn that looks fun to play.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

I'd like to see an Unknown Armies review that's more about the fluff than the rules. The rules are functional enough and all, but it's really the setting that makes it so amazing.

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Evil Mastermind posted:

Oh man, I completely forgot how White Wolf did that with both oVampire and oWerewolf.
And in Mage. People who played that game just didn't pay any attention to the plot.

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Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011

I mean, if you're a successful actress and you go out of the house in a skirt and without underwear, knowing that paparazzi are just waiting for opportunities like this and that it has happened many times before, then there's really nobody you can blame for it but yourself.

Evil Mastermind posted:

Who got wiped out in Mage? I know it was the Ravnos (because their antideluvian woke up) and the Stargazers (who just took their ball and went home), but I don't remember Mage having anything that earth-shaking happen.
Those Arab mages, the Batini, and a bunch of different small traditions. It doesn't matter as much because you're not stuck forever in one tradition after character creation, but it wouldn't be a White Wolf game if they didn't have one or two.

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