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Media and Inspiration / Re: Willow series
« Last post by BoxCrayonTales on Today at 01:21:25 PM »
I noticed some Lovecraft and King in Yellow references, oddly. Pnakotic, Hastur, Immemorial City… I think the writer is secretly a nerd
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Having only played a little MERP when I was younger - what does RM bring to the table (this version esp.) vs. other RPG's?
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Whatever, IDGAF, it's not like I'll ever buy anything from WotC again anyway.

This is an industry wide problem. WotC is actually late to the party here. It won't be long before DriveThruRPG refuses to sell any game that uses racist coded language? Or GenCon not allowing any company to attend unless they meet their Diversity and Inclusion guidelines.

The sad part is, just with board gaming, RPG writers will all comply.

Edit: Misread RPG writers and players.

Sadly every group, organization and company seems to be full of wretched cowards. They'll throw friends and colleagues to the sharks, if it will just spare them for another day.

Personally I wouldn't be an artistic whore, but plenty would.
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Whatever, IDGAF, it's not like I'll ever buy anything from WotC again anyway.

This is an industry wide problem. WotC is actually late to the party here. It won't be long before DriveThruRPG refuses to sell any game that uses racist coded language? Or GenCon not allowing any company to attend unless they meet their Diversity and Inclusion guidelines.

The sad part is, just with board gaming, RPG writers will all comply.
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I don't think I played RMSS, but then I never did ask a bunch of questions about the game. I'm more of an "how do I roll and read the dice" type of player. 1d100+mods? I got it.

Warning: the art is hilariously bad. I don't think they had an art director of any sort. I do know I keep shaking my head when seeing the art. It's awful!

We all want to be Thomas Sowell when we grow up.

As much as I may have tried to deny it when I was a teenager, the art was always important to me. I don't like this cover much (it actually seems to pander to teenagers more than the 80s versions), and if the internal art is bad too, and there's not much improvement to the rules, then I think I'll definitely pass on this. Interesting that RM is still around though. 
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Reconciliation
« Last post by Brad on Today at 11:22:38 AM »
Well, you're right that you didn't make an argument.

My response is, so what?

Bad people do <X>. So what? Are you saying <X> is bad because bad people do it? Are you saying <X> makes bad people? Are you saying because bad people do <X>, we should be suspicious of anyone who supports <X>? Are you saying we need to regulate <X> because bad people lie about supporting it?

Again, bad people do <X>, so what?

So nothing, just an observation. Think of it more like a flippant remark intended to obliquely insult our resident CCP agent.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Reconciliation
« Last post by Bruwulf on Today at 11:09:57 AM »
I didn't make an argument, I just pointed out a fact. Cf. every communist regime for the past hundred years. I mean, what are you trying to refute? Have you ever read Hegel before? This is exactly how it works.

Well, you're right that you didn't make an argument.

My response is, so what?

Bad people do <X>. So what? Are you saying <X> is bad because bad people do it? Are you saying <X> makes bad people? Are you saying because bad people do <X>, we should be suspicious of anyone who supports <X>? Are you saying we need to regulate <X> because bad people lie about supporting it?

Again, bad people do <X>, so what?
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Reconciliation
« Last post by Brad on Today at 10:35:11 AM »
This is exactly what communists say until they gain control, then all that crap goes right out the window.

"<X> is exactly what <Y> would say!" is one of weakest and most suspect arguments in existence. I heard it enough over on TBP.

"Meat is good, I like meat!"

"That sounds like something a cannibal would say!"

Yes. Similar basic ideals can be held both by people with good intentions and people with bad intentions. But, with a margin of error small enough it hardly matters, almost every time this argument gets used, what I hear is "I can't actually argue the basic point, so I'm just going to compare you to someone we've all agreed to hate to silence you."

I didn't make an argument, I just pointed out a fact. Cf. every communist regime for the past hundred years. I mean, what are you trying to refute? Have you ever read Hegel before? This is exactly how it works.
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I don't think I played RMSS, but then I never did ask a bunch of questions about the game. I'm more of an "how do I roll and read the dice" type of player. 1d100+mods? I got it.

Warning: the art is hilariously bad. I don't think they had an art director of any sort. I do know I keep shaking my head when seeing the art. It's awful!

We all want to be Thomas Sowell when we grow up.
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This is a pretty complete rewrite and revamp.  It's pretty much not backward compatible.  I was on the revision committee at first but wasn't really happy with where it was going.  They did a very long playtest and rewrite so I can't really speak to where it's at now.  Leaner than RMSS at any rate.  RMC was by the second itteretion of ICE, this is by the third with none of the original people involved.

RMSS...that is where I think it jumped the shark. I was super excited about it, got all the books, then decided it was not for me. Also, probably not interested in a game that has no connection to the original. I dunno, might check out the PDF anyway.

Damned you! I read that in Thomas Sowell's voice!  ;D

There's probably nothing compelling about it. The basics are the same. I'm slowly making my way through it. I never did get a ton into RoleMaster as a DM (maybe 2 sessions), but I've played it a bunch circa 1989-1993.

Dr. Sowell is who I want to be when I grow up.
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