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Christopher R Taylor

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    Gaming, Theology, History, Music, Outdoors, Automotive and Airplane technology, Art
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  1. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    The thing is, with zombies is that you can come up with all kinds of theories as to why they behave like they do in films, but not for why they would logically. In other words you can retrofit their irrational, ridiculous movie actions because that's what happens, sure. They do it in the movie so uh, (scrambling) they only like fresh brains, yeah that's it! But the way they are set up and described, they wouldn't act that way. They just do because its a movie and behaving reasonably and consistently would make them boring, less of a threat, and for a short film. There's a reason Zombies are the weakest and least feared of the undead in RPGs.
  2. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Yeah, that doesn't work. It either takes millennia to get to another star system or whatever sci fi super-drive's time frame. Maneuver drives take a while to move around within a system, then its hundreds of light years to the next one. Its hyperdrive or you just don't get there.
  3. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Then there's the question of how if they move so slowly they suddenly will show up all over the place without warning, silently, only to moan and groan once spotted. We had a running joke about "zombie speed" in our gaming group: they move slowly unless you aren't looking, then they sprint. Plus: why do zombies stop eating a dead person? Shouldn't they devour each other?
  4. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Yeah all those stupid zombie movies where they eat brains and other people... except none of the zombies are all that chewed up, and most have intact heads. Plus, rotting meat stinks horrendously and you'd smell them from miles away. And they're rotting meat, so they would fall apart within a few weeks at most. Just a dumb idea for a catastrophe.
  5. Black Panther with spoilers

    OK if I had to rank Marvel Films, I guess I'd do this (haven't seen several yet) Avengers Captain America: First Avenger Iron Man Doctor Strange Ant Man Iron Man 2 Guardians of the Galaxy Thor Captain America: Winter Soldier Incredible Hulk Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America: Civil War Thor: Dark World Iron Man 3 I've heard that Black Panther is pretty good, if not quite as fun as previous Marvel films in terms of humor, and very well acted. In fact, the quality of the cast is getting raves.
  6. Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three announced

    So far reviews and word of mouth are generally positive, with the story smartly avoiding the social and political traps it might have fallen into. Wakanda's implausible existence is explained by comic book logic, not real-world logic, and the cast is said to be very good, high quality acting. The only real complaints I'm seeing is that the action is kind of a letdown after the big chase scene they show in every trailer, so far at least. It opened well because of the incredible hype and clever marketing (how do you get people to go to movies at the theater when they can see them at home in more comfort and equal quality? Convince people its Socially Relevant and a Historical Moment!), and positive buzz about the quality and entertainment of the movie without being sucker punched with someone's political agenda probably will give it legs.
  7. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    In Minority Report, there are precognitive people who predict the future, and tell when crimes are going to happen -- except they're always wrong. The crimes never happen. They always fail to predict the future. Why is Bruce Willis the only ghost in the Sixth Sense that goes around living normally instead of reliving their deaths over and over? Fantastic Voyage, they have an hour before everything goes back to normal size, and barely make it out safely in time... except they leave the wreckage of the submarine which is several times human size, inside him... This has always bothered me, and its a mistake that's easy to make as an author: in Empire Strikes Back, the best of the SW movies... the time stream where Luke trains for months on Dagobah is going on at the same time where Han and company fly to the cloud city and get captured overnight. Luke shows up within a day. Did they spend months in the belly of that asteroid worm or something?? Forrest Gump, he's been on TV over and over, is a very rich, powerful and influential individual at every single cultural movement of the Boomers and never changes his look, yet nobody recognizes him? Karate Kid: boot to the head was against the rules and was instant disqualification. Plus, super telegraphed.
  8. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    They never show it, but they do show Indy still in his classic Indiana Jones costume when they get to the mysteriously complete and complicated sub base in the middle of nowhere, so he'd have had to hidden in a small submarine in civvies, somehow. I've been in one of those WW2 subs, you can barely walk.
  9. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Considering Germany wasn't supposed to be building any military items per the Treaty of Versailles, they would probably want to be out of sight, not cruising around on the surface with a big flag.
  10. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Its not reasonable to expect a submarine to travel about 500 miles at war time with the British patrolling the waters to stay on the surface the whole time. They move faster underwater, as well. So in theory they could have putted along on the surface like a slightly sunken boat for the trip but its not very likely.
  11. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Holding on wasn't the problem. Breathing was.
  12. Stunned without losing STUN?

    It was a really nice system, there were a lot of interesting effects Suppress could give, now basically awkward at best to attempt. 5 points to stun someone is way too cheap, particularly with a skill roll. I mean, a 60 point power would be able to stun Grond without any hope of stopping it (-11 to CON roll??). I'd say at least 25 points or more base if you're going to go this route (and Power Defense giving +1 to CON roll per point).
  13. Stunned without losing STUN?

    A flash could do it as well, a blind character is much the same as a stunned one.
  14. Stunned without losing STUN?

    I've built effects that cause no damage, but cause a secondary effect. For example: Drain Stun 4d6; only to stun (does no actual stun damage, just compared to CON to stun) 2d6 RKA, double knockback, does no body, does no stun (only causes knockback) However, its worth considering an advantage that does extra stun only for the purposes of stunning a target (something like increased stun multiple for KA). +½ advantage to do double stun, but the increased amount causes no damage, for instance.
  15. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Right, remember in the mythological non-Biblical account of the ark invented for the movie, it was just a weapon, a talisman of power that shot death rays and ensured victory.