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Speaking of reestablishing norms, in response to the mostly peaceful but terrifying events that led lawmakers to courageously cower in their chambers or bravely flee, metal detectors have suddenly appeared at the entrances to the House floor.

https://nypost.com/2021/01/13/rep-boebert-clashes-with-capitol-police-over-metal-detector/

This wouldn't have affected the protesters in the slightest, so it must be a response to the danger presented by members of Congress. They're telling us we clearly can't trust them.
Are they worried Lauren's going to whip out her piece and gank a few Dems?

So much projection.
Yes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/some-democrats-congress-are-worried-their-colleagues-might-kill-them-n1254319

Each new election is more entertaining than the last.
Now that democrats have complete power in the House, Senate, White House, and Supreme Court... You expect more ELECTIONS?!
To even suggest we EVER had elections... That's SEDITIOUS! What are you a racist ass-hat misogynist pig?! YOU LYING TERRORIST!
WE NEVER EVER HAD ELECTIONS BEFORE! AND WE NEVER WILL!!!
WE LIVE IN UTOPIA! IT WAS ALWAYS A UTOPIA!!
TO SUGGEST ANYTHING ELSE IS TREASON!!!!
(consider yourself reported, mister/miss/mz/xyx!) :P

Greetings!

"Racist ass-hat misogynist  pig!" ;D *Laughing* Fucking hilarious, Consolcwby!

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK
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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/some-democrats-congress-are-worried-their-colleagues-might-kill-them-n1254319

Each new election is more entertaining than the last.

If only someone would rid me of this troublesome priest!
Wha-wha-what?!
My current PC Class is: Ultimate Despair
and you want me to change it to... two sexually suspect knights, just back from the crusades?!
But I always play as two sexually suspect knights!
oh, man!
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Speaking of reestablishing norms, in response to the mostly peaceful but terrifying events that led lawmakers to courageously cower in their chambers or bravely flee, metal detectors have suddenly appeared at the entrances to the House floor.

https://nypost.com/2021/01/13/rep-boebert-clashes-with-capitol-police-over-metal-detector/

This wouldn't have affected the protesters in the slightest, so it must be a response to the danger presented by members of Congress. They're telling us we clearly can't trust them.
Are they worried Lauren's going to whip out her piece and gank a few Dems?

So much projection.
Yes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/some-democrats-congress-are-worried-their-colleagues-might-kill-them-n1254319

Each new election is more entertaining than the last.
Now that democrats have complete power in the House, Senate, White House, and Supreme Court... You expect more ELECTIONS?!
To even suggest we EVER had elections... That's SEDITIOUS! What are you a racist ass-hat misogynist pig?! YOU LYING TERRORIST!
WE NEVER EVER HAD ELECTIONS BEFORE! AND WE NEVER WILL!!!
WE LIVE IN UTOPIA! IT WAS ALWAYS A UTOPIA!!
TO SUGGEST ANYTHING ELSE IS TREASON!!!!
(consider yourself reported, mister/miss/mz/xyx!) :P
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Here's your Mask Protocol
« Last post by consolcwby on January 16, 2021, 11:35:20 pm »
Greetings!

Golly, isn't it so wonderful that we have Biden and Kamala leading the way for America in the Covid era? Just bow down and suck Kamala's ass, and give thanks to the ever-wise and benevolent Democrats.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK
Now, now, let's be fair! Biden and Kamala won fair and square! I know it's true! CNN, MSNBC, and PBS told me so, why would they lie??  ::)
And in other news: Leading weather reports state that once the current ice age ends, the flying pigs and their cat waifus will drown in all the fresh water! HAH! Like water has ever been anything other than salty! What a conspiracy theory! It's like what Cinderella told me yesterday: There's a sucker born every half millenia or so!
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Greetings!

In my campaigns, I use several tables in which to provide various enchanted Wizard Tomes, Holy Books, and Mystical Scrolls with different attributes and powers. Such works provide numerous expansions of campaign details, history, and mystical lore, besides enhancing a spellcaster's access to spells or magical formulae and rituals.

Do you provide such details and powers to these kinds of books and scrolls in your own campaigns?

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK

I do if it is at all possible.  Themed spell=books/tomes are a great resource for hooks, information, or just cool effects.

I had a game where the players asked questions about the scrolls they found, so I tracked "which god is powering this scroll" and "which wizard made this scroll."

The PCs knew that scrolls written by Gambino the Fabulous would have especially flamboyant spell effects (lot of glitter explosions, dancing disco lights, so on and so forth), or scrolls written by Vargash would be about double the potency you'd expect, or scrolls written by Elagabalus the Inexperienced have a fairly significant chance of backfiring and are best sold to unsuspecting suckers or saved for later transcription where the errors can be corrected.

And also that the Lawful Good cleric is probably best off avoiding reading spells written in blood on fairly suspicious looking parchment.

Sometimes that level of detail flies, sometimes it goes unappreciated.

I randomize scroll effects, but I never thought about specific effects based on known authors for scrolls, I just worked with the tomes...I'm gonna have to steal this one. 
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I had a game where the players asked questions about the scrolls they found, so I tracked "which god is powering this scroll" and "which wizard made this scroll."

The PCs knew that scrolls written by Gambino the Fabulous would have especially flamboyant spell effects (lot of glitter explosions, dancing disco lights, so on and so forth), or scrolls written by Vargash would be about double the potency you'd expect, or scrolls written by Elagabalus the Inexperienced have a fairly significant chance of backfiring and are best sold to unsuspecting suckers or saved for later transcription where the errors can be corrected.

And also that the Lawful Good cleric is probably best off avoiding reading spells written in blood on fairly suspicious looking parchment.

Sometimes that level of detail flies, sometimes it goes unappreciated.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Here's your Mask Protocol
« Last post by Catulle on January 16, 2021, 09:55:16 pm »
Greetings!

Golly, isn't it so wonderful that we have Biden and Kamala leading the way for America in the Covid era? Just bow down and suck Kamala's ass, and give thanks to the ever-wise and benevolent Democrats.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK

To be fair it's got to be better than the last shower of glaikit shite.

<3
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: These FIVE men control your freedom
« Last post by Kyle Aaron on January 16, 2021, 08:54:41 pm »
Too bad you don't understand the concept of a private company. Your spinner cap is interferring with your two neurons.
There are across the Western world many restrictions (it varies hugely by jurisdiction, but most have some restrictions) on businesses and whether they can reject custom from particular individuals based on their characteristics, behaviour or beliefs. It's not completely arbitrary, still less total freedom for a business. I know because I run one.

Different rules typically apply to nonprofits. You cannot have an Albanian restaurant who refuses to serve non-Albanians, but you can have an Albanian Social Club which refuses membership to non-Albanians.

So much for the law. Considering only principles, in principle I am generally in favour of private businesses being able to reject whoever they want, and we can let the free market sort it out. In practice, this doesn't work well when there's a colluding oligopoly. It's one thing for me as a Jewish person to be rejected from Woop Woop West's local hotel/motel, it's another thing if there are only 5 chains of hotel/motels in the country making up 90% of all places and all 5 within 24 hours suddenly decide to reject Jews.

So this is the issue, really: a failure of the free market.
Twitter: "You're banned. Go elsewhere."
Facebook: "Go elsewhere."
Parler: "You can come to us!"
Google: "Not to Parler, you can't."

If just a few companies control most of the supply of the good or service, and those companies collude in discrimination, then it's a failure of the free market. So it's time for anti-trust action.

Uganda closed down Facebook for their current election, by the way, and the Solomon Islands almost did. Small countries seem to have more courage than medium or large-sized ones.
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Do your players actually use them or just say, "Very nice", stash them and move on?
While detailed objects can be fun to make. they are a lot of extra effort that often gets passed over after a quick glance by players.
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