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  1. Funny pics

    Rightwing "Womens March" in Berlin, Germany: If I look really hard, I can actually find 3 women in there. With 1-2 "undecided" cases.
  2. Star Wars 8 complaint box

    Killing them off was nessesary from a story perspective. Otherwise the question over everyones head would have been: "Where were they duing the battle of Yavin?"
  3. In other news...

    And beyond that, it depends on how strictly the laws are enforced on the local level. In some regions they will ask you for your ID if they can not tell for certain you are above legal age. In other they propably know your family and know they would just buy it for you, so you could drink it.
  4. Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    By claiming it is fake news, the imagned Deep State and/or they invented the term fake news.
  5. In other news...

    When reading that I instantly felt reminded of this Movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World's_End_(film) But we are still talking over the internet, so that was propably not it
  6. In other news...

    Wood? Let's re-use it as building material. Maybe even armor: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25476.epdf
  7. Funny pics

    There is a common misconception that the equatorial trench is where the flight taskes place. But it is actually one of the polar trenches.
  8. More space news!

    As the article mentioned, the Delta IV has prooven a much higher reliability. If the price difference was that small, they would pick the Delta IV 95% of the time. But yes, the pricing is oddly low profit. But taht might just be him trying to make a Monopol by driving teh competition out of the market.
  9. Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

    So, my Shadowrun group now switched to Warhammer Fantasy 2nd Edition, a custom Adventure (or maybe a adapted Package) "Quest for the Southlands". The story is that some Elf Prince wanted to make a expediton into the southern Southlands. The Pheonix king said "I disagree. But while I can not stop you personally, none of my Subjects can go with you". So acordingly the Group starts in Marienburg and has a very heavy "maritime Theme", specifically recruited for that mission: Prince Arathion, Highelf, NPC, Questgiver Rolf Bloem, human Manaan Priest (Water, Weather, Seatravel) Ilumaris, elven mage that learnt in Altdorf (thus technically not a subject of the Phoenix king) Jotunn Eisenbart (Iron beard), Dwarf Marine Soldier. Also me It is worth noting that aside from me and the GM, nobody has any real knowledge of the setting Character creation: You roll 2D10+ racial basis (20, with some 10 or 30) for each Atribute in sequence. You can use the average result (11) for one of them. Jotunn (OOC): "I am seriously thinking about using the average for my Fellowship (Charisma)" GM: "Then you would be the 3rd one doing that with Fellowship this evening". Jotunn (OOC): "Okay, I think average Balistics Skill then." We played the rules a bit looser. Like being able to freely pick our classes (rather then rolling 2 at Random): GM: "You were a bit undecided, Wich career did you pick?" Jotunn: "It was a tossup between Mercenary and Marine Solider. But I picked the Marine Soldier in the end." GM: "What made the difference?" Jotunn: "The Mercenary does not have the 'Drink Alcohol' skill and I just can not play a dwarf that can not hold his ale." First on the Agenda is finding a suitable ship, because without a Elven Crew he can hardly use a Elven Ship. We do find one for cheap. needs some work, wich is good so because the group was not exactly liking the name: Harbor Master: "The Sea Whore, typical van Zandt name" Arathion: "The ship can stay, but not with that Name!" Rolf (OOC): "As a Manaan Priest, I would say we rename it 'The Albatros' " Rolf (OOC): "Let us see what Manaan Priests believe in *starts reading the list*: Women aboard bring bad luck Naked women aboard calms the sea, wich is why so many galleon figures are of naked women A coin under the mast brigns good fortune A cat aboard brings good luck A cat aboard brings bad luck" Ilumaris (OOC): "So basically we need Shroedingers Cat?" We are tasked wick picking and statting out important NPC Characters. WH Fantasy uses "Careers" where you get all the skills and avancements. The pick a new Career (usually from the Career exits). These Characters can/need to have multiple careers: "1 Sea Captain 1st Mate A few more mates Helmsman Navigator Doctor Carpenter Cook - wait, what was he in his previous career?" Magic in Warhammer Fantasy is dangerous: GM: "If all the dice show a 1, your spell automatically fails" Illumaris: "I only roll 1D10". GM: "You do get more later, but that is another downside" Illumaris: "How so?" GM: "If multiple dice show the same number, there is a seperate table to roll on and tht one is really ugly" Jotunn: "Basically your chance to screw up drops from 10% to 1%. But you get a 10% chance to screw up in new and exciting ways!" 2nd session: The GM was enthusiastic about showing off "how elves do magic". Basically they can see (and relatively freely manipulate) the winds of magic if there are any around. The request for a excursion a few hours outside of the City however is really puzzling. But he pays, so he is the boss. But we do take a coach. We drive a few hours. At the first major crossroads we hold. He goes up a hill. Pulls out some weird sperical contraption. Does some adjustment. It starts glowing. He comes back down and we continue. GM: The Coach Driver is confused. Jotunn: "I shrug with the shoulder and tell him: Elves do elven things." We repeat that that navigation step once more And then a final time. In the middle of a market place. In a small village full of superstitious villagers. The last part we have to walk on foot. We notice that the path is somewhat travelled and we find a rock. But not a normal Rock, but a "Waystone". A marker of the ancient ones, wich happens to be placed where two leylines cross. Accordingly the area is strong in magic. We start freeing it and notice that apparently the Villagers also use it as shrine to some local Manaan Martyr. Apparently the Etheral Sight views the winds of magic as various colors Ilumaris: "The Colors of Magic?" So the two elves start talking about wich colors they see, why the two non-elves stand idly by. GM: There is a lot of green. And a bit of blue. Next to no red, purple or black." Jotunn: "We see a rock." Rolf: "It is grey." Finally the manage to "untangle" something in the winds, wich results in the small wellspring at the botom of the shrine/waystone to get a lot stronger. Jotunn: "Ah, elves. Natures Sewage workers" GM: "The Elves act as if they did not hear you" Rolf: "And you really should not tell that to a Manaan priest". Unfortunately our little excursion did not go Unnoticed. Villagers are a approaching. Wich Torches, Pitchforks, a Sigmar priest and words like "Magic at the shrine" and "burn the witches" on their lips. So now we have to talk down the people. Ilumaris (OOC): "I do not understand. Is magic illegal or legal now?" Jotunn (OOC): "Out here that is different form Lynchmob to Lynchmob." The issues is it does have an effect - a refresing to healing one. And it does not help the NPC keeps using the wrong words - the ones starting with "M" and ending on "agic" - in front a ptichfork and torch wielding mob. Something "round but soft" is being thrown, but misses. Finally we manage to talk them down. Apparently the idea of a shrine with a spring that has healing properties does appeal to them. And especially the attention (and money) from Pilgrimages it will bring them. Ilumaris (OOC): "Say, what was it they had throw at us anyway? Rotten Fruit." GM: "No, that looks more like sheep dung..." Jotunn: "I told you. Only sewage workers had to deal with that much crap!"
  10. In other news...

    If anything, this is a confirmation.
  11. Federal Laws. Organising stuff like that is literally why you keep the Federal Agencies around. While it sounds good, it sounds like a Overcompensation. If hte US had a decent Social Security System, being fired would not be nearly as devastating. So this exceptional amout of protection would not be needed.
  12. In other news...

    Guess what Breitbart has to say to that? "Isreals deep state": http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2018/02/13/caroline-glick-israel-deep-state-targets-netanyahu-bogus-charges/ To be clear: Disband only to recreate it from scratch. A clean slate. And it was not like the idea was going anywhere anyway.
  13. In other news...

    You know, most countries have official statistic for stuff like this. You know, people dying and stuff. The Weapon Lobby even prevents that much sanity. Also they did clearly mention their Definiton in the Article. You were informed by the 3rd Sentence/2nd Pargraph. Doign stuff like that is strongly supporting credibility in my book.
  14. Okay, I do not understand how this could be interpreted as something sexual? Who actually says that? If nobody actually says that, then it is just distraction. Uniform Standart? Oh, that will trigger a lot of Conservatives "Evil Federal Government" Paranoia.
  15. Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Yeah, meant those. Fixed it now.
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