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Messages - Hawkwing7423

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:31:43 PM »
Spinachcat, as usual your analysis looks good. It doesn't matter who the AG is, Trump has had 2 do nothings so far. The whole institution seems corrupt and tied to the two-tier justice system.

I ran it for a while and then COVID kind of derailed our campaign. I have the hardcover version which is version 2 of the Pathfinder I version.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: President Trump has Covid19
« on: October 15, 2020, 08:55:40 PM »
Only if the rest of the world decides that the dollar isn't the currency of choice any more. Once that happens, you can get hyper-inflation when the rest of the world considers dollars to be worthless. And printing endless streams of money is one way to get people to choose a different currency as their base ...
Totally agree, it will work until it doesn't work any longer. I read this book a few years ago which was one author's take on such a collapse. Extremely chilling.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Larian complains about boring players
« on: October 10, 2020, 07:12:59 PM »
Hmm, I got a little bored in Divinity: OS with all the tactics. I think I enjoy most progressing my characters' abilities, levels, gear, and enjoying a good story. No doubt they will have easier modes for lazy players like me.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Larian complains about boring players
« on: October 10, 2020, 06:38:01 PM »
Those of you who choose to play early access mode, let us know how woke they are.

I loved BG 1 and 2 but that was a long time ago. The lunatics are now mostly running the asylum.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Larian complains about boring players
« on: October 10, 2020, 06:29:02 PM »
The article is asinine, the author must view everything through ism prisms.

If you are a hero, why would you give your hero a disability?
Ex. "Games in modern settings need accessory options to include hearing and mobility aids"

Other Games / Re: Wasteland 3 *sigh*
« on: October 08, 2020, 06:13:10 PM »
This is especially useful when you have the truck. Start with all your guys hiding behind the truck and trigger the combat at max range with your sniper. Then, as the enemy rushes up to attack you, because the range on their weapons is so ridiculously short, just run them over with the truck. Then back the truck up and wait for the next guy to charge.
Totally agree, except there is one fight where you can't control the ground at all nor use the truck. There are a few skill ways to make life much easier in that fight.

Other Games / Re: Wasteland 3 *sigh*
« on: October 08, 2020, 02:40:30 PM »
True, but I don't see why the game would need one. Not every game needs to have a full blown stealth system - in fact it is better to have no stealth at all than crappy stealth (and let's be honest, most stealth systems suck). IIRC, WL2 didn't have anything. And WL3 at least allows you to avoid the enemies for a bit to disable some turrets or put yourself into a better position.
If they had put in a real stat-based stealth system, you'd basically be forced to put both Nerd Stuff and Mechanics on your stealth character, making them mostly useless for everything else.
In one of the last fights they set up turrets that could be disabled. But you could never reach those until you were already in combat. Made no sense to me.

For my post-apocalyptic RPG fix, I just have to wait till the Trudograd expansion is finished for Atom RPG. I enjoyed the first part quite a bit.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: President Trump has Covid19
« on: October 08, 2020, 12:48:34 PM »
I can see several posters on this board are still unaware that the United States is a coalition of independent entities and not some sort of monolith. Almost like they don't understand federalism, or what a constitutional republic is...
They've been taught otherwise in school for several generations now.
Though liberals do love federalism sometimes, i.e. marijuana, sanctuary states.

Other Games / Re: Wasteland 3 *sigh*
« on: October 08, 2020, 09:45:50 AM »
I'm almost done with the game and in the end did not care for it very much.

* Basically everyone in the game is very evil, there is no subtlety. Do you help this monster or that monster or just kill 'em all?
* The combat system is atrocious and there isn't a real stealth system. The way they do initiative is either all enemies move first or all friendlies move first. At the end of the game, that means you win if you move first and lose if they move first.
* Skill checks are pass/fail, rather than based on chance and skill. Maybe they wanted to limit save scumming because their load times are so awful.

I won't be funding any future Kickstarters like this again.

Hoping for the best from Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous next year, because this experience was intensely disappointing.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: October 07, 2020, 01:14:45 PM »
Has anyone seen the Great Barrington Declaration from a few days ago?

The epidemologists (not bureaucrats like Fauci) saying all along we should have not done the lockdowns. Just like Sweden, Belarus, and now Netherlands are doing.

Further protections for the oldest with this disease was the sensible path.

I don't know all the motivations or the weightings of those in our insane mainstream media but this has to be the biggest and most successful hysteria in world history.

Other Games / Re: Video Games you should play if you love D&D???
« on: September 29, 2020, 11:39:30 PM »
I liked Tyranny and Pillars of Eternity 2.

They are not action RPGs like Diablo. But i probably liked Pathfinder: Kingmaker the best, of recent years. Kingmaker is a lot like tabletop Pathfinder.

I did not care for Divinity:OS 1 or 2 though others love them.

And if you can stand aged graphics at all, Baldur's Gate 1+2, Fallout 1+2, and Planescape: Torment are all worth a playthrough.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« on: September 28, 2020, 11:21:26 PM »
Did they ever untangle who she was actually married to and when?
No, as an Islamic female Democrat of color, she has immunity to the law.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:15:52 PM »
Why do you think it is widespread and getting worse?
If there is massive mail in voting, the fraud can be worse. the Postal Workers Union endorsed Biden but we should expect them to deliver votes perfectly without bias?

If someone is legally allowed to vote, they attest that they are voting, and their vote is recorded (without ID), how likely do you think fraud is, really? 
I gave examples which you ignored.

As to "without ID" lol then why do we need IDs for so many other things that we do? Bank accounts, driving, buying a gun, buying alcohol, getting a mortgage, etc., etc.

Do you agree/accept that one way to prevent that type of fraud would be to ensure that EVERYONE votes? 
Absolutely not. If they can't be bothered to vote, how can they be even remotely similar to an educated voter?
 They might as well press randomly in the ballot box.

I think it's strange that you would suspect there is massive voter fraud when the people who examine this .

New York Times, so unbiased. The FBI is deep state. Entrenched bureaucracies are more loyal to preserving the bureaucracy than party affiliation or the truth. Hence the nonsense the country endured for 2 years with the Russia dossier.

Or maybe you get your truth from the gut?
Not even worth responding to. Richard J. Daley famously said he got Kennedy the 1960 election with "found" ballots. There is no reason not to use ID in the voting process. Of course, these days they give IDs out to illegal immigrants so even that wouldn't matter unless we ensured only citizens voted.

Who is against voter ID and pushing mail in voting while also having the strictest lockdowns for COVID? The Democrats, of course.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« on: September 25, 2020, 04:41:52 PM »

But for some reason, on this site, I only ever hear of how Democrats are anti-Democratic.
The party that wants more mail in voting and no voting IDs might know a thing or two about election fraud. See Al Franken in Minnesota, JFK in Illinois for examples.
Republicans shouldn't fraud either. No one should fraud but I believe its widespread and getting worse.

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