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Messages - Ghostmaker

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Damn Witcher and Kingdom Come these takes are hot out the oven.
Am I wrong? Or are you still a bitch?

Ain't no or, you are wrong and I am a bitch. Whatever bullshit got hurled at Witcher didn't stop it being top 10 RPG of the 10s and half the reason people got set up to be fucked over by CP2077, and idk about Kingdom Come but like how successful should it have been?

So what's the problem? People whined about a couple games in a way you didn't like? Bet that's a first.
Spoken like the mouth breathing retard I've come to expect. The point, you pusillanimous pants-wetter, is the perpetual drumbeat of 'we must have our duhversity' for everything that doesn't check off the wokeists' boxes. And there has not been near enough pushback.

I tire of you. Into the bitbucket you go with HappyDaze.

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You guys may find this post interesting: https://elf-esteem.tumblr.com/post/116147608507/racism-in-middle-earth-no-not-really-also-some

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Complaining about racism in Middle-earth, ‘booo! there’s too many white people!’, is like saying that other ethnicities are under represented in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.  The Han Dynasty should have what?  Been more open-minded to other peoples of the world?
Yeah, logic doesn't work well with these mouth-breathing morons, BCT. You may remember that the duh-versity brigade cried about how little color diversity there was in the Witcher series.

The game. Based on a book set in a fantasy Poland.

Or for that matter, the whining about lack of diversity in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, set in... medieval Bohemia.

Remember, the refrain is 'to hell with logic or consistency or accuracy, we must have our perfect diversity of color!'
Ack-shually, the Witcher’s setting is a generic pseudo-Europe based on the author’s D&D campaign. There are some token Slavic elements (some monsters come from Slavic folklore), but they’re vastly overshadowed by the generic post-Tolkien post-D&D fantasy-isms like elves, dwarves, and d’ao genies.

C.J. Cherryh’s Rusalka novels struck me as much more overtly Slavic fantasy (among other things, it’s not based on D&D), but the author is from Missouri of all places.
Really? I swear the author of the Witcher said he'd started with his native Poland as a beginning point. Maybe I'm thinking of something else.

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Damn Witcher and Kingdom Come these takes are hot out the oven.
Am I wrong? Or are you still a bitch?

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You guys may find this post interesting: https://elf-esteem.tumblr.com/post/116147608507/racism-in-middle-earth-no-not-really-also-some

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Complaining about racism in Middle-earth, ‘booo! there’s too many white people!’, is like saying that other ethnicities are under represented in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.  The Han Dynasty should have what?  Been more open-minded to other peoples of the world?
Yeah, logic doesn't work well with these mouth-breathing morons, BCT. You may remember that the duh-versity brigade cried about how little color diversity there was in the Witcher series.

The game. Based on a book set in a fantasy Poland.

Or for that matter, the whining about lack of diversity in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, set in... medieval Bohemia.

Remember, the refrain is 'to hell with logic or consistency or accuracy, we must have our perfect diversity of color!'

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Detect Evil
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:38:01 AM »
It seems to me the best solution is to remove Detect Evil and possibly Know Alignment, and replace them with:

Detect Danger: This spell allows the caster to sense the intent to do him and his companions harm. The motivations are not revealed, and it only applies to creatures (so a trap or a natural hazard wouldn't trigger it).

Detect Quintessence: Quintessence is the side effect of supernatural creatures on their environment. This spell allows the caster to detect or trace such planar effects, whether good or evil. Outsiders can be easily detected by this spell, and even after they have left the area their signature 'lingers' for one day per hit die.

And for fun, here's an idea for a spell that involves alignment:

Tasha's Conundrum: The caster poses a ethical and moral question to the target which causes it to stop in its tracks to evaluate the problem.  While affected, the target cannot make any action other than to withdraw or move away, although they are not helpless and can actively avoid attacks, make saving throws, etc. The base duration is 1d4 rounds, +1 for every 'step' that the target's alignment differs from the caster (example: a lawful good caster targets a neutral evil enemy with this spell. If they fail the save, they are stuck considering the conundrum for 1d4+3 rounds). The target must be able to hear and understand the caster, and it does not work on creatures with Intelligence 2 or less.

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TBP is their own worst enemy in this regard. They hand out infractions like candy on Halloween, and their consistency is poor to put it mildly.

They generate their own drama, and an awful lot of people stand around and just fucking watch while eating popcorn.

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So the Sleepy Joe handlers have unveiled their six drafted EOs for the puppet to sign. They're all bad.

Reference: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/04/07/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-initial-actions-to-address-the-gun-violence-public-health-epidemic/

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(1)  The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.
We are? That's new. Usually criminals opt for guns 'under the table', not building them with complex 3D printing and CNC systems. What are the statistics on this? Or is it just 'trust us, these are EVUL GUNZ'?

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(2) The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.
I see they got some mileage out of the Syrian who decided to go bag some Jews even though he was on the FBI's radar, even if he wasn't a Trump supporter. Garbage, but what else is new? I love how the shooter 'appears' to have used a pistol with an arm brace. Dude! Don't you KNOW already? The event's over! You should be able to tell one way or another!

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(3) The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states. Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so.
Blatant attempt to violate due process and shit on people. I look forward to 'red flagging' being used the same way shitheels use swatting as a tactic. With any luck this will get challenged and struck down, but I'm not betting any money just yet.

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(4) The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. Because cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in homicides, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking a number of steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.

The American Jobs Plan proposes a $5 billion investment over eight years to support community violence intervention programs. A key part of community violence intervention strategies is to help connect individuals to job training and job opportunities.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is organizing a webinar and toolkit to educate states on how they can use Medicaid to reimburse certain community violence intervention programs, like Hospital-Based Violence Interventions.
Five federal agencies are making changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible. These changes mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds. Read more about these agency actions here.
Graft and more graft. Gotta pay off some political supporters.

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(5) The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking. In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) issued a report summarizing information regarding its investigations into firearms trafficking, which is one way firearms are diverted into the illegal market where they can easily end up in the hands of dangerous individuals. Since the report’s publication, states, local, and federal policymakers have relied on its data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. But there is good reason to believe that firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example due to the emergence of online sales and proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department will issue a new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.
Wonder if the report will cover Fast and Furious? More boilerplate to prop up their damaged ideas that 'guns are soooo easy to get'.

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(6) The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years and now works to advance commonsense gun safety laws.  (White House Link)
This is the one that rattles me. Chipman was the case agent for Waco.

Yeah, I totally want to put the ATF in the hands of the vicious fuckwit who helped whitewash that clusterfuck. What a GREAT idea.

But hey, 'nO oNe WaNtS tO tAkE yOuR gUnS', right?

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 08, 2021, 08:23:16 AM »
Hey, remember a while back how I pointed out NASA was being internally gutted and turned into a skinsuit for the progs to wear?

And how a couple folks thought I was full of shit for saying so?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9442385/NASA-employees-asked-help-volunteer-migrant-camps.html

Yeah, that'll get us to the Moon and Mars.

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EDIT: Oh look, they're doing their usual fundraiser/membership drive. More morons to grift money from and then ban when they say the wrong thing.

They're up past their $1000 goal, with 17 people paying out $30 and four paying out $150.

P.T. Barnum was right.

Did they advertise that on their site somewhere?  I see it if I do a search on the fundraiser site but not on rpg.net.
There's a banner on their forum frontpage.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« on: April 07, 2021, 10:10:00 PM »
Greetings!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/man-brutally-attacked-after-confronting-maskless-group/ar-BB1fplno?ocid=spartanntp

Up in Canada, some guy goes into a gas station, and proceeds to confront a group of people not wearing masks--a man, three women, and a boy. The man knocks the maskless-man's phone to the ground--an attack--and then gets his ass beat. The man struck him in the head and dropped him to the floor, where the women apparently joined in on kicking, hitting, and stomping the fuckstick even more.

*laughing*

Reminds me of the guy that was maskless and enjoying his coffee outside, when some chick comes up to him and throws her hot coffee at him. That guy proceeded to smack the shit out of the woman, and her nutless, soy-drinking boyfriend that thought he was going to defend her from this guy's counterattack.

All the fucking self-appointed mask monitors are just gonna continue getting their asses fucking ploughed.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK
Self righteousness collides with reality.

Dipshit would've been in the clear if he hadn't slapped the guy's phone away. At that point, it's game on.

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My google fu is terrible or else the "mainstream media" aren't admitting it...but Project Veritas just got the NYT to admit in court that they are opinion and not verifiable fact.  The video I'm watching had an opinion piece from the Washington Examiner which I imagine is not up to snuff for the resident dipshits.
It was a repudiation of what some like to call the 'clown nose' technique pioneered by Jon Stewart, among others. 'Oh, we're just voicing our opinions, not delivering a blatantly slanted report on something we don't like!'.

Ruling can be found here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20518694-order_denying_motion_to_dismiss

It's one thing to deliver opinions and editorials. But the NYT article was very much in their news section, and trying to hide behind 'opinion' was just pathetic.

Also dodgy AF for one of the two papers of record.
The NYT has been shit for a while. I'll start taking them seriously again when they return Walter Duranty's Pulitzer.

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seems like a game about maya and the americas in general would be about runes and scalping, not to mention wounded knees (the classic courtney means kneecourt). i haven't checked out the game in a long time but it seems like you couldn't get further from an exalted-esque western than neumenon. i'm not too read up on kant but the silhouette rouge has just enough of that cthulhu-inflected abstraction to be akin to a lazer hatchet, a bricolage of distance rules. the key diff is that locomotion would be really interesting in the sense of insects while in the west they'd be plagued with dust-bowl like conditions before money was really a thing. gotta make that hatchet a gold one and invite montezuma into the picture, allowing for the discussion of oppressed groups in the americas while ignoring oppression elsewhere. it's the classic philosophical aside: colonialism is what you make of it, if you bring it into the picture are you supporting it / what is colonialism in the context of war. and in the west there's a plethora of proto-wars to justify a brutality unparalleled outside of blood meridian, which was a recent book selection for our book club. amazing read, depends on whether you think that colonialism is structural or sandboxy.

I think an AI got loose.
I was thinking the same thing. The writing style is certainly different from the user’s earlier posts. He no longer uses capitalization or paragraphs.
He stated he was smoking weed in a prior post. My guess is he's been into the ganja, and will wake up a few hours later with the munchies.

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So far, I'll be honest, I haven't had this problem (though I'm about to :D )

The one 'hireling' the group had (a hapless gnome who surrendered to them) got turned into charcoal when the wild mage sorceress accidentally fireballed herself. The ranger player keeps suggesting that we put her in a steel box with the label 'front towards enemy'.

They also managed to befriend a randomly conjured rhinoceros, but time will tell if they can actually train the thing. Good times.

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I would feel more sympathy if the wokeists hadn't made a habit of airing dirty laundry (or even deliberately misrepresenting such) in order to 'cancel' people.

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My google fu is terrible or else the "mainstream media" aren't admitting it...but Project Veritas just got the NYT to admit in court that they are opinion and not verifiable fact.  The video I'm watching had an opinion piece from the Washington Examiner which I imagine is not up to snuff for the resident dipshits.
It was a repudiation of what some like to call the 'clown nose' technique pioneered by Jon Stewart, among others. 'Oh, we're just voicing our opinions, not delivering a blatantly slanted report on something we don't like!'.

Ruling can be found here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20518694-order_denying_motion_to_dismiss

It's one thing to deliver opinions and editorials. But the NYT article was very much in their news section, and trying to hide behind 'opinion' was just pathetic.

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