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Messages - Spinachcat

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The dumbest thing about the new Ravenloft are the customers.

It's not like the retard noise wasn't trumpeted before it hit the shelves, nor is any of the woke bullshit any surprise and it's not like the PDF wasn't a few clicks away if you wanted to read it before purchase.

Traveller PCs very rarely change mechanically. You may gain more money which may allow you to buy bigger and better toys, but your stats and skills usually stay the same for most PCs.

just as any DM can have an invisible magic-user fireball the party.

Don't knock that! One of my favorite convention games STARTS with the PCs chilling in their favorite Ye Olde Tavern when it gets nuked by an invisible mage. They were 5th level and it was 22 damage, 11 if saved so even the Mage survived-ish.

Guns need kewl names.

Beyond that, the granularity only matters in terms of game stats. Attack bonus, damage, armor penetration, effective range, extreme range, price.

Critical Role is 5e's version of the D&D cartoon. AKA, its questionable how many people became serious D&D players after watching the cartoon since media is a passive experience. It's doubly passive when you don't even have to turn on Channel 4 at 9am on Saturday to get your passive experience. With Critical Role, you can zone out to the show whenever and wherever you are, thus appealing even more to people seeking passive experiences.

Note I said "became serious D&D players" - I am well aware the D&D cartoon sold ancillaries, acting as a gateway somewhat to the kids become teen readers of Dragonlance and other D&D fiction. And no question, the D&D cartoon probably sold plenty of Red Boxes too. However, I question how many of those people introduced to D&D via the cartoon became serious D&D players, just like the CR audience might yap on Twatter about being "D&D gamers", seeing them at the game table once CR stops producing segments is another question entirely.

Even though Adventurer's League is about as passive an experience as RPGs get, there's still a jump between that milquetoast pablum and the truly passive experience of watching a screen. 

Kickstarter is owned by wokesters, they push stuff made by fellow wokesters and have gathered an audience of wokesters with money in their pockets (and now flush with government CoronaCash!).

And slowly but surely, the main hobby will be further poisoned. What was once extreme and niche, with enough promotion and success, becomes mainstream.

But yes, it's Woke RaHoWa. Next up, a chart for rolling anal size post-backdoor action being declared as stunning and brave.

Reputation based economies ARE dystopian hellholes. That's been one of the key elements in most dystopian fiction, aka you can be denied basic goods and services for wrongthink.

It's why cyberpunk often has two economies - the main market and the black market - and the more dystopian the setting, the more endangered the black market becomes.

As for old Star Trek, its commie factor mostly depended on who was writing which episode. I have no idea how far into retard land the new series has gone, but I won't be surprised if pushing the Federation to become a woke commiebitch utopia are the marching orders going forward.

So...on a forum full of people wearing face diapers like muzzled sheep, we're arguing about dinosaurs needing game worlds where elves run around casting magic spells.

My parents inadvertently took a "misery tourism" bus trip about 20 years ago. They were on a tour of Michigan and were offered a day bus tour of Old Detroit with a retired architect who would lecture about all the historic buildings and development of the city. Our family is from the Bronx so Mom & Dad expected some urban decay, but sat in stunned silence when they got their tour of Mogadishu post-Black Hawk Down while the tour guide nonchalantly discussed mass murders, mass rapes, and the litany of taxpayer funded boondoogles of the past half century.

All the Chinese tourists on the bus had a GRAND time. Mom said the couple next too them took so many pictures, the wife was reloading one camera while the husband fired away with the other.

As for the RPG term, probably most famous was when White Wolf did a supplement where you could play ghosts from the Holocaust. Recently, the Cucks of Chaosium put out a supplement where you investigate Cthulhu while prancing around in the degeneracy of the Weimar Republic.

And while these are real world elements being put into a fantasy, I do question how different that is from the drugged out ghettos of cyberpunk, or that cool OSR setting Yoon Suin which describes itself as "shrouded in ancient mysteries, opium smoke, great luxury and opulent cruelty."

To me, playing adventurers in a dark fantasy semi-Indonesia sounds like fun, but I can easily see that (and many other settings) being decried as misery tourism.

But we're in clown world now. Words don't have solid meanings anymore.

Fits extremely well with the Rifts Russia books. BTW, those are highly underrated supplements. Much fun, Borat accent optional.

I greatly enjoy 4e Gamma World...but I skip entire chunks and hacked out the slapstick (and the CCG idiocy). It's definitely the best ruleset of the 4e era. 

James O'Keefe and Andy Ngo are among the last real journalists in America.

Happy to support both.

I personally LOVE evil races...for so many reasons.

It's one of the reasons I enjoy Alignment. Some creatures are inherently and cosmically aligned to Chaos, to Evil, to demonic gods and devil lords.

As for justification, all that matters is the setting. Every setting deserves its own "rules" and when you design your own setting, those rules are yours alone to decide.

However, an "evil" race in Traveller or Gamma World makes less sense, but aliens and mutants whose modus operandi is diametrically opposed to anything remotely civilized (or perhaps, beneficial to the PCs) are easy enough to drop into the setting and they are, for all intents and purposes, a race of evil.

I’m so fucking bitter and unhappy.

Life's too short for that. I highly suggest a media detox and spending more time in nature.

Man's artificial world is not conducive to mental health. Drive to a beach and put your feet in the sand, or hike in the nearest forest, mountains or even an urban park. Pack a lunch and extra water and turn off your cellphone.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Here's your Mask Protocol
« on: April 17, 2021, 04:58:23 PM »
Yo face diaper wearing retards!

Peer reviewed STANFORD study says masks are useless.  Fuck you all.

The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.

You FUCKING BASTARDS pushed masks on children to consume them with fear. Death by fire isn't enough for you.

While no one can control what end users do with a product, there will be specific instructions and guidance given to Native and non-Native players in the book.

I scalp Timmy's character with my lazer throwing axe!

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