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Messages - Samsquantch

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This seems like previous views I've had to struggle with - especially from the 1980s. As it was explained to me, playing an RPG might *seem* safe - but actually it was playing with fire. Some RPGs were run and played safely - but if I wasn't careful, the DM could slip in some serious psychological stuff into my game, and I could go too far, become addicted and spiral into a warped and unhealthy fantasy world. This is ​the view dramatized in the novel and movie "Mazes and Monsters".
Another reason to hate Tom Hanks.

And don't forget Blackleaf.

NO! NOT BLACKLEAF!

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Articles / Re: Adam is still toxic
« on: April 01, 2021, 02:56:35 AM »
I've gotten a lot of quality rpg products via Kickstarter so it's not all bad. For instance, I've gotten many, many, 3d files for dungeons, buildings, terrain, and minis via Kickstarter. I've also received great sets with tons of extras from Goodman Games for DCC, MCC, and Lankhmar boxed sets, plus great books from Kobold Press and other publishers that didn't contain an ounce of woke. It's just been the last couple of years that it's gotten so damn flakey with wokeness. There have been a lot of rip offs too with no products being delivered but I've only had maybe 4 or 5 out of dozens and dozens of successful ones.

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On a different tangent, I am looking to renew my firearms license after a long time of not having one (really kicking myself for that since I could have easily bought and AR and an AK like most of my military friends did but now they are banned).

So I am thinking of getting a pistol and would like some input on what's good these days. Would go for an automatic over a revolver.

I am a fairly recent owner of a walther PPQ. Feels great in the hand. They have a new version of it that's optic ready out of the box.

If I was limited to 5 rounds I'd get something more powerful though.

I'll check out the Walther ppq, thanks.

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On a different tangent, I am looking to renew my firearms license after a long time of not having one (really kicking myself for that since I could have easily bought and AR and an AK like most of my military friends did but now they are banned).

So I am thinking of getting a pistol and would like some input on what's good these days. Would go for an automatic over a revolver.

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Just be glad that you don't live in Canada. As I am sure you know, good ol' Justin Castreau banned thousands of firearms with the stroke of a pen, on his own, without Parliamentary debate by using the state of emergency he granted himself for two years due to covid.

For the time being we can still own pistols, automatics require a mag capacity limiter to 5 rounds last I checked.

They use the same damn arguments of scare black furniture on a weapon equals super duper cop killing powers over the exact same weapon with default wooden stock. They counted on the public and politicians knowing jack shit about the subject. And it worked.

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Star Wars is dead to me too. I saw A New Hope 47 times in theatre as kid back in the days where you didn't have to spend $100 for two people and popcorn and drinks. I've seen the last trilogy only once and they were the first that I did not go to theatre to see on opening day, in fact I didn't see them in theatres at all.

The first trilogy succeeded in part because Lucas based it on the archetype of the hero's journey which has survived from the writing of the Epic of Gilgamesh to recently when it seems to have been killed by wokeness.

The last good movie was Rogue One and The Mandalorian is by far better than the last six of the main trilogy.

It's just dead now beyond those two.

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I noticed nowadays that every single article that mentions the Cthulhu mythos goes out of its way to mention that HPL was "garbage." It's gotten tiring. I don't understand why these SJWs are so obsessed with hating dead people.

Because Lovecraft was and still is consistently successful all-around, even among those that he "offended" (Alan Moore, speaking of his "Providence", noticed how Lovecraft was never as successful as in recent times). Such concept is heretic and thus must be ripped down.

I think a large part of that success is the fact that HPL's IP is now free of copyright. That's why so many games and other media are coming out with mythos themes because the SJW's (and anyone else) can now profit off of an IP with a well established following and ride HPL's coat tails to "success" and not paying a dime in the process. Rather exploitational if you ask me, but then he's an evil, racist, nazi so it's totally ok...
Personally I think it just highlights their hypocritical nature all the more.

The public domain isn't exploitational. Due to how screwed up copyright law is, being in the public domain is probably the best way that a work is going to be preserved for posterity. Cthulhu is now up there with public domain icons like Dorothy Gale, Dracula, Robin Hood, and Romeo Montague.

I'm in and out of zoom meetings all day so I may not have phrased that the way I intended. I had meant to say that the SJW's have no problem piggybacking off the works of a big evil racist because it's free to do so and he's dead with no heirs to control the IP, hence the sense of exploitation by not having to invest anything in to using the IP of someone they so fundamentally claim to hate.

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I noticed nowadays that every single article that mentions the Cthulhu mythos goes out of its way to mention that HPL was "garbage." It's gotten tiring. I don't understand why these SJWs are so obsessed with hating dead people.

Because Lovecraft was and still is consistently successful all-around, even among those that he "offended" (Alan Moore, speaking of his "Providence", noticed how Lovecraft was never as successful as in recent times). Such concept is heretic and thus must be ripped down.

I think a large part of that success is the fact that HPL's IP is now free of copyright. That's why so many games and other media are coming out with mythos themes because the SJW's (and anyone else) can now profit off of an IP with a well established following and ride HPL's coat tails to "success" and not paying a dime in the process. Rather exploitational if you ask me, but then he's an evil, racist, nazi so it's totally ok...
Personally I think it just highlights their hypocritical nature all the more.

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Like how they gender swap characters because there's no strong women heroes in movies? You know, like Ellen Ripley, Leia, Red Sonja, Joan of Arc, Batwoman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Jamie Lee Curtis in all of the Halloween movies, etc. Etc.

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Articles / Re: Adam is still toxic
« on: March 29, 2021, 10:19:42 PM »
I have no love for Adam, at all. But I do feel sorry for him not being able to work in the gaming industry. At some point an apology should be enough and then we move on. But then again, he was one of those leading the charge to cancel everyone else before they got to him. He always struck me a predator though and it turns out I was right if testimony is true.


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Where there are harlots there are often police. An old term for the constabulary, which I do use myself, is the Gathers. So called because they can gather you up during the course of their enquiries. Hence the phrase, the gathers have spun my drum - the police have searched my abode.

That's cool! I've never heard that one before.

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Media and Inspiration / Re: RIP Frank Thorne
« on: March 28, 2021, 06:03:23 PM »
https://www.cbr.com/frank-thorne-obituary/

The artist behind Red Sonja died earlier this month at the age of 90.

Damn. Some of my favourite art was done by Frank.

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Empty voids of self-misery.


Yesterday in the /rpg sub a user requested ideas for creating a most-likely doomed character storyline (there were planned ways to avoid actual doom, and the request was for ideas for a fevered dream state). They were immediately accosted by a user obsessed with wondering if they had “permission”, continuously berating the poster in a barrage of baseless assumptions. After 5-6 of these replies, the user deleted the thread, and their account. I quickly scanned the history of our valiant warrior, and their job done, they were already onto the next person.

They're a lot like the shitty neighbour that calls the HMO over every slight code violation.
I hope you mean "calls the HOA" because if you have neighbors that wrapped up in your healthcare, then things have really gone screwy.

Stupid auto correct strikes again.

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What about the classic "Castle Amber" by Tom Moldvay?

Oooooh. That would work well from what I can remember of it.

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You are so correct Yabaziou.
I was once accosted by a slovenly trull in 2019 and had to resort to calling her a more PC name whilst refusing her persistent advances. I used the encounter as an introduction of the table to my group during the next day's gaming session. After having the slovenly trull accost the paladin and giving myself a good chuckle...

I am so pleased to read this !!!
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Glad to hear it!
My players are all new to RPG's and started with 5e. I've been gaming since 79 so I love introducing old school stuff to them at every opportunity.

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