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  1. I want better candidates to vote for. Same as I did in 2016.
    6 points
  2. And I want to go back to the office without risk of getting a life threatening illness; I want my daughter to grow up in a world that doesn’t involve fascism. I want a leader who isn’t bull horning for racism, and who at least at the basic level, can get through 5 sentences without lying. I want a pony. The options are what they are. I get it. But. This is the system. These are the current rules. We have to play by those rules and we have to play to win. The only way to achieve that, currently, again, from a non-Trump point of view, is to vote Biden/Harris or, preferab
    6 points
  3. I feel like I should be a better human being, and care about that. But at this point I just can't.
    4 points
  4. Don't romanticize them. That's a pop-culture image they themselves like to spread, but ultimately their behavior is governed by greed and fear, like Trump. Absolutely. The biggest takeaway from Trump's leaked taxes isn't that he paid so little. He paid so little because his businesses have been bleeding money for years. Trump is heavily in debt, as in hundreds of millions of dollars in loans. Not only does this highlight his failure as a businessman, it makes him extremely vulnerable to outside coercion. And most of those loans are coming due in the next few years. If he'
    4 points
  5. Here’s where I potentially veer into trouble, but I’ll make it plain: Any vote that is not for Biden, is a vote for Trump, mathematically speaking. It’s not enough to want to vote Trump out, nor is it sufficient to vote for an alternative, non major party (i.e., Democrat). Your vote is part of the group vote that determines how your State votes and pushes the electoral college. I am not telling you how to vote; I am telling you how you should vote if you want Trump out of office. Because we are in a democratic republic, and not a democracy, your best tactical option, regardless of
    4 points
  6. mattingly

    "Neat" Pictures

    It's a stabacus.
    3 points
  7. It is absolutely necessary to set combat limits. Here is what I have done in my campaign. High level explanation Brink/Tank type fighters Characteristics: High strength, constitution, Body, Stun & PD/ED Martial Arts: Maybe CSL : No more than 4. Can buy up to 4 overall combat levels PSL: No more than 3 PSL Nimble type fighters (including archers) Characteristics: Lower strength, constitution, Body, Stun & PD/ED Martial Arts: Almost certainly CSL : No more than 6. Can only buy CS
    3 points
  8. New Biden ad plays the presidential dog card after Trump’s rabid debate
    3 points
  9. No apology needed. You didn’t do this. That was my point. I’m just tired of living a nightmare and not sleeping because I’m raising my daughter in the United States. We need better and we should be doing better, and yet “things” keep holding us back. All the posts I’m writing are heavily edited, partially to prove to myself I can do it, and largely because I know screaming about it won’t get me anywhere. SO. I appreciate the thought, and for the record, I accept your apology in the way it was intended, but no need.
    3 points
  10. I predict that if Trump doesn't become symptomatic, he will portray this as bad as it gets, and what are folks whining about? If it does, well, he's got some of the best medical care the US Govt can afford on standby... and will probably try to make sure that even if he gets near to death he'll act like it was no big deal. He lies about everything anyway, and wants to be seen as 'strong' so yeah, he'll bull@#@ his way through this. And spread misinformation galore anew, this time convincing trumpkins 'See, it was over hyped those who died were wimps or something'
    3 points
  11. 3 points
  12. archer

    In other news...

    Maybe that should be the name of the Washington DC's football team.
    3 points
  13. That's not disillusion. This is disillusion: What if he doesn't actually have covid, but needs an excuse to get out of the next two debates without looking like a coward? There's almost no way he makes the 10/15 debate now, and an extra safe three week quarantine would get him past the 10/22 debate. Then he magically reemerges on 10/23, hale and hearty (ischemic tremor notwithstanding), inspiring his fans just in time to go to the polls. Anyway, tinfoil hat off. Get that man some hydroxychloroquine, stat!
    3 points
  14. What about Elvis ? Or Johnny Cash ?
    2 points
  15. Ternaugh

    "Neat" Pictures

    A weapon of math instruction.
    2 points
  16. He should have followed his own advice - after all, if he wouldn't have gotten tested, then he wouldn't have a positive result.
    2 points
  17. Yes, you do need to limit CSLs to keep within campaign boundaries, otherwise you end up in an arms race. I don't have my books in front of me, but in 6th Edition I believe CSLs will only affect ranged DCV when they are 8-point or better in cost. It is my understanding that martial arts DCV bonuses other than for Dodge don't increase DCV either. Archers should be able to pincushion your PCs. Here are two suggestions for keeping things under control: 1) Have them buy OCV/DCV that is for either HTH Only or Ranged Only. This is a -1 Limitation, so they get +2 OCV or +2 DCV for fiv
    2 points
  18. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/02/joe-biden-covid-test-negative-after-donald-trump-positive-test/5894403002/
    2 points
  19. I disagree, your math is off; it’s not whether they voted 3rd party, it’s the system. In other words, if all the people who voted 3rd party instead voted democrat, then the State could potentially flip. This bears out my assertion, that in this environment, because it is first past the post, step one is breaking through that. Step two is changing the mechanics of voting. Because the State was split, it voted red. We can agree to disagree but I’m not convinced by your argument, I see it as reinforcement of my point.
    2 points
  20. Trump and wife test positive for covid-19
    2 points
  21. That’s a fair point, there has been so much noise and it’s deafening, drowning out most positivity and hope. It really does a disservice to the whole process and pollutes the discourse. To be honest, there may not be a reconciliation between the “sides” but I also don’t believe that there needs to be one. Based on the actions and the ideas that I’m seeing there’s a group of people who believe that the function of government is primarily the protection of property, and another group who believe that the goal should be the common interest. Simply put, we need both to function as a society and re
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. Hermit

    In other news...

    Oh, Rikki Tikki Tacos, we don't get that here.
    2 points
  24. Mr. R

    new GM player help

    I go with the following matrix 50 (65) Active points in a power (max points in advantages allowed) This means 10 d6 attack with 1/2 end OR 8 d6 with explosive OR 6 d6 NND etc. 25/25 (total 50) Max PD/ED Note powers like Damage Reduction take off from this total, so 25% PD and ED dam red is 30 points so reduce this to 10/10. Don't worry about adding resistance as this assumes some damage resist 21 (OCV 10) This is dex and possible skill levels 5 Average Spd Check the villains according to these benchmarks Example: Str 60 Dex 18 (+2 Ski
    2 points
  25. archer

    Jokes

    In the presidential debate, Chris Wallace asked President Trump how he viewed lesbian relationships. Apparently, "in Full HD" was not the correct answer.
    2 points
  26. Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Van Morrison. These are just off the top of my head. Amy Winehouse and Miley Cyrus. (god help us)
    1 point
  27. My wednesday paper had a pair of AP analysis articles on this. One headline said, "Trump can handle $300 million debt, experts say." "According to Forbes' latest valuation, even pandemic-reduced prices leave Trump with $2.5 billion worth of proerties and other assets, and that s after subtracting his $1.2 billion in deby." He can sell his interest in a couple properties and get $500 million, easy-peasy. As for his low taxes and claimed losses, that's just high-end real estate SOP. The laws are so generous and riddled with loopholes that an investor can manufacture
    1 point
  28. Starlord

    "Neat" Pictures

    What a clever way to keep track of your kills....
    1 point
  29. Come on, Starlord. Don't be so dense.
    1 point
  30. Well, I was watching TV coverage away from my keyboard so I ran over quickly to update the thread. If it's any consolation, I beat out NBC TV news by two minutes.
    1 point
  31. One of Steve Long's mantras as the Hero Line Developer was, "You bought the book, it's your game now." I appreciate that he always peppered the rules and FAQ answers with, "The GM can rule to allow this if it makes sense for their game." Mind you, he's not above saying, "You shouldn't do X," but that's very rare and almost always conditional.
    1 point
  32. This should allow Biden to take a higher ground. If the people trying to set up the debate suggest rules changes, figure Biden will aprrove. If Trump rejects, Biden can pull out. Sure, Trump will say it's out of fear, but Biden can also say Trump refuses to debate. Seems a wash. But that's the way this entire campaign season has been. Pointless. SCREAMING. CONSTANT. Since there were so few primaries, everyone and their cousin has all their money to blow in the very narrow time window. I can't *begin* to describe how nauseated I am by both sides...yeah, both. The Republica
    1 point
  33. And then there was a TPK! The party had done a fine job of endearing themselves and decided to help the city. There was a Necromancer who was controlling the Necropolis. They entered and he let them in. The Necromancer had 1000 skeletons and 8 vampires. He told them he only wanted a staff from the vaults of the Knight's of Pale and he would leave. They relayed this message to the leadership of the city and through some persuasion they agreed to give him the staff and he would leave. They asked the party to deliver it as they had no experience dealing with these situations.
    1 point
  34. It turns out pretty good. This is one of Sanderson's earlier works so he is still working out the kinks in his writing style.
    1 point
  35. Tjack

    The "Nice Happy" Thread

    I just got my flu shot for free and was given a $5.00 coupon on top. So, that’s a profit for the day.
    1 point
  36. the third question would simply be a blast/RKA bought with: constant, Area of effect, personal immunity and no range
    1 point
  37. As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy, than to create - Spock
    1 point
  38. Look! Over at Explain This!! It's two nerds, it's a podcast, it's Supergirl!! https://explainthis.podbean.com/
    1 point
  39. I sort of feel the whole House Rules vs. Official Rules debate is an odd one to hold in the context of the Hero System. Take, for instance, the Limited Power Limitation. You must come up with what you feel is a reasonable value for your custom Limitation yourself. One group may give "Only In Salt Water" a -1/2 while another group may give it a -1/4, and yet another group--the one where the campaign exists mostly in an arid desert--a whopping -1. The rulebook doesn't tell you what that Limitation is worth; you must "House Rules" it based on your own interpretation of how Limitations work and on
    1 point
  40. Smaller. they get smaller from year to year. Not just measurably, but _visibly_. Fortunately for bicyclists, there's a considerable amount of "narrower" involved in that. When I bought the Leviathan, I had been driving a truck that had three full "butt sculpts" in the bench seats. The Leviathan has two, and a half-one between them. The last time I went truck shopping (I try to replace my truck every twenty years, wether it needs it or not ), a "full-sized" truck had exactly two butt sculpts and just barely enough room to fold an arm rest between them.
    1 point
  41. Pattern Ghost

    Coronavirus

    That's a lot of employees for such a Mickey Mouse operation.
    1 point
  42. archer

    Jokes

    Two Aliens come to our Planet and are greeted by armed forces. They inform us that our inferior weapons don't stand a chance against them. The only way they will let us go is if we can make them laugh. However, they have seen all jokes there are on the internet and only a new original joke will work on them. Humanity gathers the greatest comedians and scientists to come up with an original joke but everyone's opinion on what is a good joke turns out to be at conflict. Furious, one scientist proclaims that we have to know which of our earlier jokes the Aliens at least fo
    1 point
  43. It's been a fun campaign so far. Currently the crew is taking a Dungeon Crawl break from the mass setting absorption in the classic In Search of the Unknown. I believe it's the first adventure published by TSR for Dungeons and Dragons. It's so old nobody at my table (besides me) knew what it was. I slightly predate D&D, electricity, pyramids, fire and other modern novelties... One other aspect of the setting that was a big change from convention is that there are no known Gods. Almost everyone worships The Light and fears The Dark. Much smaller numbers of
    1 point
  44. The legend lives on from the Apprentice on down of the big oompaloompa called Donnie The Donnie, it is said, always has some bed head and he's friends with a loon named Giulani With a MAGA flag load, 26,000 or more stowed, than that big, ole fat Trump boat weighed empty that good ship and true was a bone to be chewed when the polls of November vote truly PS - think Gordon Lightfoot....
    1 point
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