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Messages - HappyDaze

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If everyone turns tail and runs away at top speed, the enemy can only attack them if they can catch them -- i.e. if it can cover the distance retreated and still attack. If it does so, it can attack the slowest party member with significant advantage, according to the running rule.
And if they have the same movement rate, then it's effectively a running stalemate unless/until the rules say someone is too fatigued to continue to run. Some rulesets may cover this, but many of them that do, do so very poorly.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 24, 2021, 02:18:53 PM »
What "shit" did I make up? Please, be specific.

And as for not giving "two shits about accuracy," I'm the one that pointed you toward the accurate information and then even went so far as to give you direct links to it since your ability to do even basic research seemed so limited.

So, again, what "shit" did I make up? Please, be specific.

You still obsessing over moi? I'd be flattered if you weren't a psycho.

https://www.therpgsite.com/the-rpgpundit-s-own-forum/what-s-to-be-done-about-homelessness/msg1163902/#msg1163902

I did not, "Stick with alternative facts", like you claimed. I do not tolerate having words put in my mouth, or ideas assigned to me that I do not hold.
Back at you. Find me one instance where I "Stuck with the alternative facts".
Reply #90. The one where I suggested you look at the real budget and you instead insisted that you had found a solution with your bullshit numbers (hint: those were your alternative facts that you were clinging to).

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It depends on if we're just talking about running on foot through a dungeon, or if it's something else. For the former, running is usually a pain in the ass for numerous reasons. However, teleporting out (in fantasy or Star Trek) is an option, and some games specifically have chase (pursuit/evasion) systems in them making it far more interesting than stop-and-go turn-based movement on a squared-off grid.

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: I don't like CR.
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:06:05 PM »
I find it amazing that a game that worries so much about balance--as D&D has since 3e--can't figure out a way to make a CR system (or some other measure of "encounter balance") worth a shit. Sure, not everyone would use such a system even if it were flawless, but I'd rather not have a greatly flawed system that many do try to use fucking up a game.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:01:18 PM »
And I assure, you any "squirming" was only a product of Happydaze's fevered imaginations. ;)
And the squirming continues!

You really should just let it drop, but don't take my advice...

Advice from a troll? I think not.


Yes, by all means pity those that actually read and understood the sources you provided...when you obviously failed at one or both of those things.

The failure is all yours. I acknowledged the error when it was pointed out, and dropped the idea when the accurate budget was posted.

You, on the other hand, leapt to personal insults and clung to the original error, even to the point of trying to invent opinions that I never stated, in some sad attempt to bolster your trolling attempt. You have been intentionally disingenuous and it illustrates that you aren't participating in the discussion in good faith.

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Nice meme though; I do enjoy Toy Story, so thank you for that.

You're welcome.
Now Ratman_tf has returned to his alternative facts--this time to argue that the guy that gave accurate information is "intentionally disingenuous" and not "participating in the discussion in good faith" all because I threw in some personal insults. He doesn't realize that I gave him the help he asked for (before others did) just because a put a few barbs in it. Others--in particular Pat--pointed this out, but he can't accept these facts and has to find alternatives because the reality is...just..too much for him to take. Does anybody have an emotional support animal for the little guy?

You still ranting?  ;D

I pointed out your disingenousness, it's right here in the thread for all to see where you tried to make up shit and now that you've been called out on it, you double down on being a jackass.

And your barbs were weaksauce. Typical Happydaze trolling nonsense. I only pointed it out when Pat said neither of us was "being very polite", and I pointed out that you were the one who went there first. I would have been happy to leave the attitude out, but that's what you're here for isn't it? To bitch and argue, and you don't give two shits about accuracy.

And now you want to keep arguing about it instead of the homeless situation. Because it's an agrument, and that's what you're here for.
What "shit" did I make up? Please, be specific.

And as for not giving "two shits about accuracy," I'm the one that pointed you toward the accurate information and then even went so far as to give you direct links to it since your ability to do even basic research seemed so limited.

So, again, what "shit" did I make up? Please, be specific.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 23, 2021, 04:46:50 AM »
And I assure, you any "squirming" was only a product of Happydaze's fevered imaginations. ;)
And the squirming continues!

You really should just let it drop, but don't take my advice...

Advice from a troll? I think not.


Yes, by all means pity those that actually read and understood the sources you provided...when you obviously failed at one or both of those things.

The failure is all yours. I acknowledged the error when it was pointed out, and dropped the idea when the accurate budget was posted.

You, on the other hand, leapt to personal insults and clung to the original error, even to the point of trying to invent opinions that I never stated, in some sad attempt to bolster your trolling attempt. You have been intentionally disingenuous and it illustrates that you aren't participating in the discussion in good faith.

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Nice meme though; I do enjoy Toy Story, so thank you for that.

You're welcome.
Now Ratman_tf has returned to his alternative facts--this time to argue that the guy that gave accurate information is "intentionally disingenuous" and not "participating in the discussion in good faith" all because I threw in some personal insults. He doesn't realize that I gave him the help he asked for (before others did) just because a put a few barbs in it. Others--in particular Pat--pointed this out, but he can't accept these facts and has to find alternatives because the reality is...just..too much for him to take. Does anybody have an emotional support animal for the little guy?

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 22, 2021, 05:54:07 AM »
And I assure, you any "squirming" was only a product of Happydaze's fevered imaginations. ;)
And the squirming continues!

You really should just let it drop, but don't take my advice...

Advice from a troll? I think not.


Yes, by all means pity those that actually read and understood the sources you provided...when you obviously failed at one or both of those things.

Nice meme though; I do enjoy Toy Story, so thank you for that.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 21, 2021, 07:06:01 PM »
And I assure, you any "squirming" was only a product of Happydaze's fevered imaginations. ;)
And the squirming continues!

You really should just let it drop, but don't take my advice...

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As others have said, using degrees of success as damage makes it more difficult to simulate attacks from things like giants that have a low chance to hit but do a ton of damage of they do hit.

if you use pure levels of success then yes
Since you mentioned WFRP 4e already, to continue with that, size matters much more in that game. Big creatures are not better at hitting, but it is much harder to parry (but not dodge) their blows and those blows do more damage.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:43:59 PM »

Point out any mistakes I made besides getting the total city budget confused with the budget for the homeless programs. I was asking honest questions, and you got butthurt and lashed out like a child. We already knew you were a troll and an asshole, no better than the people you complain about. This is just more evidence towards that.
I don't even care about your opinions anymore. I just like to watch you dig your hole deeper.
HappyDaze's first reply to you pointed out a lot of things that were included in that xB$ total that didn't belong, in another post specifically told you where to look for the real number, and then in a later post provided the actual numbers. HD does troll, but not in this case. It wasn't particularly polite, but neither is your post.

Happydaze has a history of self-admitted trolling, and I escalated only after he did. (He started it! ;) ) I have no regrets about how I replied to him.
I wouldn't ask you to regret how you replied (I enjoyed watching you squirm), but your "exploration" was laughably half-assed, and that is what you should regret about this.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 11:09:47 PM »
Actually, the Seattle 2020 budget was $100M for homeless services out of a $6.5B total budget.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/
"This is the first time Seattle’s budget has cracked the $6 billion mark, and the first time it’s ever included more than $100 million for homeless services."

$100M/11751 homeless persons = $8510/homeless person
Ratman_tf prefers to stick with alternative facts for his proofs.

Wow. You didn't even let me reply before assigning an idea to me that I didn't even say. It's like you're arguing in bad faith to try and get at people instead of trying to discuss an issue. Good job, dickhead. Why didn't you point this out in your first reply? Is it possible you didn't realize it as well?

For everyone else, I stand corrected. I'll happily admit an error as long as it's being pointed out in good faith.
I told you where to look for the real numbers in my first reply to you. You just doubled down with your bullshit reading and "math" with made up numbers. You're also the one that tried to play the "do you hate the homeless" shit, so don't try to play the victim now motherfucker. Just eat your shame and let it go, because you shit the bed on this one.

Sweetheart, you're the one with a chip on your shoulder and have admitted you're here to troll people, and came at me with your bitterness in your first reply, so don't get comfortable on your high horse.

I asked a question, and even asked if I was getting it right, in the very first post. I don't pretend to know everything and ask when I'm not sure. Thankfully, other posters picked up your slack and actually posted accurate numbers instead of a vague, "Go read this 800 page budget".
I posted accurate numbers before they jumped in, but you're the dumbfucker that tried to work a math problem with numbers you didn't even understand.

As for trolling, it's not really trolling when I'm on-topic and providing accurate commentary even if I revel in pointing out your fuck up along the way. But if it makes your butthurt more bearable for you, go ahead and deluxe yourself firther.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 09:17:39 PM »
Actually, the Seattle 2020 budget was $100M for homeless services out of a $6.5B total budget.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/
"This is the first time Seattle’s budget has cracked the $6 billion mark, and the first time it’s ever included more than $100 million for homeless services."

$100M/11751 homeless persons = $8510/homeless person
Ratman_tf prefers to stick with alternative facts for his proofs.

Wow. You didn't even let me reply before assigning an idea to me that I didn't even say. It's like you're arguing in bad faith to try and get at people instead of trying to discuss an issue. Good job, dickhead. Why didn't you point this out in your first reply? Is it possible you didn't realize it as well?

For everyone else, I stand corrected. I'll happily admit an error as long as it's being pointed out in good faith.
I told you where to look for the real numbers in my first reply to you. You just doubled down with your bullshit reading and "math" with made up numbers. You're also the one that tried to play the "do you hate the homeless" shit, so don't try to play the victim now motherfucker. Just eat your shame and let it go, because you shit the bed on this one.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 07:52:54 PM »
Actually, the Seattle 2020 budget was $100M for homeless services out of a $6.5B total budget.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/
"This is the first time Seattle’s budget has cracked the $6 billion mark, and the first time it’s ever included more than $100 million for homeless services."

$100M/11751 homeless persons = $8510/homeless person
Ratman_tf prefers to stick with alternative facts for his proofs.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 05:12:15 PM »
Let's do some napkin math.

Here in Seattle, there are an estimated 11,751 homeless people.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/July/01-homeless-count.aspx#:~:text=King%20County%20Executive%20Dow%20Constantine%20and%20Seattle%20Mayor%20Jenny%20Durkan,11%2C751%20people%20experiencing%20homelessness%20countywide.

The 2020 budget for the homeless issue was 6.5 Billion dollars.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/?

I don't know administration costs, so let's say 20%.

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/percentage-budget-should-administration-10342.html

That leaves 5.2 Billion dollars.

5.2 Billion divided by 11,751 homeless people = 442,000. (I'm going to start rounding off)

442,000 dollars per person per year divided by 12 = 36,000 per person per month.

Average rent for a one person apartment in Seattle is 1,933 per month.

https://www.rentcafe.com/average-rent-market-trends/us/wa/seattle/

That leaves 34,000 per person per month for addiction treatment, clothes, food, toys for kids, health care maybe some entertainment money...
Am I missing something?
Your own article indicates that sum of money covers a great deal beyond the homeless, like childcare, policing, and low-income housing (not the same as the homeless) among other issues. That makes your math fairly pointless from the start.

Fairly pointless? We've got 34,000 per person per month for exactly that, as I pointed out. Policing isn't a factor because Seattle is "defunding the police", including the Navigation Team.

https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenews/article/seattle-to-suspend-homeless-encampment-sweep-team-15612785.php

So, again, what am I missing? Where is all the money going? Why is 6.5 Billion dollars not making a dent in the homeless population?

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2020/07/02/new-report-shows-homeless-population-was.html#:~:text=Just%20over%2011%2C750%20people%20were,used%20to%20make%20funding%20decisions.
Look at the budget itself for real numbers. It's 800+ pages, but it'll give a more accurate place to start a discussion that what you've pulled out of your ass.

Why so angry? Are you mad at the idea of helping the homeless?

I've shown how housing every homeless person in Seattle is easily within the budget. It's not even half the money. If we're going to do it, let's fucking do it. Get them all an apartment, health care, counciling, etc.
You've shown nothing but a lack of understanding of how many thing the budget is actually spent on in favor of pulling WAGs and using them as the basis of a nonsensical proof.

EDIT: For actual numbers, go to https://openbudget.seattle.gov/#!/year/default and click "explore operating budget." From there, go to "education, health, and human services" and then to "human services." Now you'll see that "addressing homelessness" gets $97.5M. That's quite a bit less than your WAG of $6.5B. You can even finish up at https://openbudget.seattle.gov/#!/year/2020/operating/0/service/Education,+Health+%2526+Human+Services/0/department/Human+Services+Department/0/program/Addressing+Homelessness/0/fund to see how it breaks that value down.

So, did you want to talk with the real numbers, or just the digital fecal smearing of the numbers you've pulled out of your ass?

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 04:47:30 PM »
Let's do some napkin math.

Here in Seattle, there are an estimated 11,751 homeless people.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/July/01-homeless-count.aspx#:~:text=King%20County%20Executive%20Dow%20Constantine%20and%20Seattle%20Mayor%20Jenny%20Durkan,11%2C751%20people%20experiencing%20homelessness%20countywide.

The 2020 budget for the homeless issue was 6.5 Billion dollars.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/?

I don't know administration costs, so let's say 20%.

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/percentage-budget-should-administration-10342.html

That leaves 5.2 Billion dollars.

5.2 Billion divided by 11,751 homeless people = 442,000. (I'm going to start rounding off)

442,000 dollars per person per year divided by 12 = 36,000 per person per month.

Average rent for a one person apartment in Seattle is 1,933 per month.

https://www.rentcafe.com/average-rent-market-trends/us/wa/seattle/

That leaves 34,000 per person per month for addiction treatment, clothes, food, toys for kids, health care maybe some entertainment money...
Am I missing something?
Your own article indicates that sum of money covers a great deal beyond the homeless, like childcare, policing, and low-income housing (not the same as the homeless) among other issues. That makes your math fairly pointless from the start.

Fairly pointless? We've got 34,000 per person per month for exactly that, as I pointed out. Policing isn't a factor because Seattle is "defunding the police", including the Navigation Team.

https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenews/article/seattle-to-suspend-homeless-encampment-sweep-team-15612785.php

So, again, what am I missing? Where is all the money going? Why is 6.5 Billion dollars not making a dent in the homeless population?

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2020/07/02/new-report-shows-homeless-population-was.html#:~:text=Just%20over%2011%2C750%20people%20were,used%20to%20make%20funding%20decisions.
Look at the budget itself for real numbers. It's 800+ pages, but it'll give a more accurate place to start a discussion that what you've pulled out of your ass.

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