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    Trencher got a reaction from Duke Bushido in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    Sorry that is getting an automatic downvote. 
    The reason USA is in the dire straights it is in is that you started to listen to comedians take on politics instead of academics in the first place. 
    Even if what that chuckleduck is saying is true its part of the problem. 
    He should hide in shame not talk. He ruined a country. 
    Edit: Not alone obviously. 
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    Trencher got a reaction from Lee in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    Also a quick note. 
    Defunding the police makes it even more corrupt and ineffective. And more attractive for racists and other power trippers to dominate as they are the only ones interested in working there.
     
    The reason Norway and Scandinavia in general have less police brutality than the rest of the world is because they are funded and trained extensively. Even so people still die as some have psychotic episodes and or are high on drugs and have illnesses that can be deadly in stressful situations. But better trained police makes them better at handling and more importantly identifying such situations. 
     
    This there are corrupt police in the system so we got to get rid of the entire system and replace it with gang rule (or political gang) gotta stop. Nothing good will come from it.
    Your looking at "councils" that will elect themselves and therefore be unassailable by democratic means. But very assailable by other more violent factions within the council or another council. 
    Your looking at not only secret police but actual informer squads and individuals who will use any situation true or false to rat you out so they can get social and political cred. 
    Your looking at politically organized mob rule through cancel culture and indoctrination sessions.
    And most of all you are looking at endless ennui as the dialogue online and even between friends becomes more and more fake as people just do the required clicks and quotes to repeat the socially expected spiel. And even what people think could be dissenting opinion will be shouted down as it will be more important and socially beneficial to shout things down than its to actually say anything for most folks. 
    In short you are looking at communism even if it is going to be a watered down hybrid of cooperation and communism kept alive longer and therefore increase your suffering longer by a higher level of technology and resources than Russia had. 
    Keep in mind a couple of facts.
    You as a person dont matter to communists its only the group that matters and individuals can and must be sacrificed for whatever whims strike them in the moment. 
    If you dont believe me look at the old guard of communists on the American continent. From Chomsky's night letters to scare New York news papers from reporting on the millions of death done by the Red Khmer or the chopping off fingers to ensure they could not vote even though they would never recognize the election results anyway.
     
    You might be falling for the lie that people can not be that stupid, that it have to be exaggerated. 
     
    It is not.
     
    The communistic system works for a while and I will tell you why. The higher ups employ people with high ambition but low ability and give them power. Such people will DO everything in their power to keep that power. That means lie, cheat, steal and even sign off on murder. 
    Autistic people especially those on the lighter side of the spectrum are easy people to recruit for that purpose. Unfortunately they sometimes meet a person with actual ideology. That is a problem and such a person must be either hidden away doing grunt work or unfriended and canceled. 
    The leadership is not autistic but fully functional people who with great effort have trained themselves to ignore their feelings in an effort to get more power. This is a trait for the most successful authoritarians who starts movements (Hitler, Lenin etc..). Off course because of the nature of the communistic system, later on they are replaced with varying degrees of narcissistic psychopaths or become one themselves to remain in power of the power bloc. 
     
    Communism is anti democratic. 
     
    Communism is pretty lie to remove democratic safety blocks that exist so that one group of individuals will not get all the power over others.
    When those safety blocks are gone, the group in power can never be shifted. Society itself need to grind to a halt before its possible to throw off the yoke of corruption and the damage done to the social and cultural essence of the people will linger for generations. 
     
    Communism is brutal to the point of anti humanism. 
     
    Communism attaches itself to other causes trying to make it look it was they who fought for it. But communism only fights for one thing: Their own power and that require the destruction of democracy. 
     
    Communism is anti capitalist but they are not anti corporations, corporations especially ones who are bought up and then slowly bled to death by a group of executives who move like piranhas from one to another actually have a lot in common with communists. Their ideology only work because of its parasitic nature. They are all about power and are all corrupt, and they are all ruthless when it comes to how they treat the people on the ground. Corporation and communists are natural friends. Anything that removes responsibility for people at the top is. Now dont get me wrong the structure of these two types of entities are different but the people at the top and how they treat their underlings are the same. 
     
    I see videos on youtube of people trying to rat people out for washing away BLM graffiti after the protests are over. The people who are cleaning up might even be the protesters themselves! But that does not matter to the kind of mindset communism produce only the posturing and outing people matters. Its weaponized mob mentality. It takes the darkest and most evil parts of us humans and let it run unchecked as long as its the service of power. 
     
    I see people retweet and repost article after article none of whom actually say something substantial, but they all ferment a sense of discontent.
     
    I see anti intellectual pretensions talking heads like the guy above telling half truths and whipping people into a frenzy about real injustices while silently silencing and removing agents of change that are not on their "team".  
     
    The police is a tool of democratic control. Communists need to get rid it and replace it with their own controlled "police".
     
     
     
     
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    Trencher got a reaction from Matt the Bruins in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    Sorry that is getting an automatic downvote. 
    The reason USA is in the dire straights it is in is that you started to listen to comedians take on politics instead of academics in the first place. 
    Even if what that chuckleduck is saying is true its part of the problem. 
    He should hide in shame not talk. He ruined a country. 
    Edit: Not alone obviously. 
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    Trencher reacted to Lord Liaden in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    If what John Oliver is saying should not be listened to because he's an entertainer by profession, rather than an academically-credited authority on whatever subject he's discussing, then there's no point in listening to or reading practically anything posted by anyone here, including yourself.
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    Trencher got a reaction from Grailknight in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    Sorry that is getting an automatic downvote. 
    The reason USA is in the dire straights it is in is that you started to listen to comedians take on politics instead of academics in the first place. 
    Even if what that chuckleduck is saying is true its part of the problem. 
    He should hide in shame not talk. He ruined a country. 
    Edit: Not alone obviously. 
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    Trencher got a reaction from Duke Bushido in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    Also a quick note. 
    Defunding the police makes it even more corrupt and ineffective. And more attractive for racists and other power trippers to dominate as they are the only ones interested in working there.
     
    The reason Norway and Scandinavia in general have less police brutality than the rest of the world is because they are funded and trained extensively. Even so people still die as some have psychotic episodes and or are high on drugs and have illnesses that can be deadly in stressful situations. But better trained police makes them better at handling and more importantly identifying such situations. 
     
    This there are corrupt police in the system so we got to get rid of the entire system and replace it with gang rule (or political gang) gotta stop. Nothing good will come from it.
    Your looking at "councils" that will elect themselves and therefore be unassailable by democratic means. But very assailable by other more violent factions within the council or another council. 
    Your looking at not only secret police but actual informer squads and individuals who will use any situation true or false to rat you out so they can get social and political cred. 
    Your looking at politically organized mob rule through cancel culture and indoctrination sessions.
    And most of all you are looking at endless ennui as the dialogue online and even between friends becomes more and more fake as people just do the required clicks and quotes to repeat the socially expected spiel. And even what people think could be dissenting opinion will be shouted down as it will be more important and socially beneficial to shout things down than its to actually say anything for most folks. 
    In short you are looking at communism even if it is going to be a watered down hybrid of cooperation and communism kept alive longer and therefore increase your suffering longer by a higher level of technology and resources than Russia had. 
    Keep in mind a couple of facts.
    You as a person dont matter to communists its only the group that matters and individuals can and must be sacrificed for whatever whims strike them in the moment. 
    If you dont believe me look at the old guard of communists on the American continent. From Chomsky's night letters to scare New York news papers from reporting on the millions of death done by the Red Khmer or the chopping off fingers to ensure they could not vote even though they would never recognize the election results anyway.
     
    You might be falling for the lie that people can not be that stupid, that it have to be exaggerated. 
     
    It is not.
     
    The communistic system works for a while and I will tell you why. The higher ups employ people with high ambition but low ability and give them power. Such people will DO everything in their power to keep that power. That means lie, cheat, steal and even sign off on murder. 
    Autistic people especially those on the lighter side of the spectrum are easy people to recruit for that purpose. Unfortunately they sometimes meet a person with actual ideology. That is a problem and such a person must be either hidden away doing grunt work or unfriended and canceled. 
    The leadership is not autistic but fully functional people who with great effort have trained themselves to ignore their feelings in an effort to get more power. This is a trait for the most successful authoritarians who starts movements (Hitler, Lenin etc..). Off course because of the nature of the communistic system, later on they are replaced with varying degrees of narcissistic psychopaths or become one themselves to remain in power of the power bloc. 
     
    Communism is anti democratic. 
     
    Communism is pretty lie to remove democratic safety blocks that exist so that one group of individuals will not get all the power over others.
    When those safety blocks are gone, the group in power can never be shifted. Society itself need to grind to a halt before its possible to throw off the yoke of corruption and the damage done to the social and cultural essence of the people will linger for generations. 
     
    Communism is brutal to the point of anti humanism. 
     
    Communism attaches itself to other causes trying to make it look it was they who fought for it. But communism only fights for one thing: Their own power and that require the destruction of democracy. 
     
    Communism is anti capitalist but they are not anti corporations, corporations especially ones who are bought up and then slowly bled to death by a group of executives who move like piranhas from one to another actually have a lot in common with communists. Their ideology only work because of its parasitic nature. They are all about power and are all corrupt, and they are all ruthless when it comes to how they treat the people on the ground. Corporation and communists are natural friends. Anything that removes responsibility for people at the top is. Now dont get me wrong the structure of these two types of entities are different but the people at the top and how they treat their underlings are the same. 
     
    I see videos on youtube of people trying to rat people out for washing away BLM graffiti after the protests are over. The people who are cleaning up might even be the protesters themselves! But that does not matter to the kind of mindset communism produce only the posturing and outing people matters. Its weaponized mob mentality. It takes the darkest and most evil parts of us humans and let it run unchecked as long as its the service of power. 
     
    I see people retweet and repost article after article none of whom actually say something substantial, but they all ferment a sense of discontent.
     
    I see anti intellectual pretensions talking heads like the guy above telling half truths and whipping people into a frenzy about real injustices while silently silencing and removing agents of change that are not on their "team".  
     
    The police is a tool of democratic control. Communists need to get rid it and replace it with their own controlled "police".
     
     
     
     
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    Trencher got a reaction from assault in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    Also a quick note. 
    Defunding the police makes it even more corrupt and ineffective. And more attractive for racists and other power trippers to dominate as they are the only ones interested in working there.
     
    The reason Norway and Scandinavia in general have less police brutality than the rest of the world is because they are funded and trained extensively. Even so people still die as some have psychotic episodes and or are high on drugs and have illnesses that can be deadly in stressful situations. But better trained police makes them better at handling and more importantly identifying such situations. 
     
    This there are corrupt police in the system so we got to get rid of the entire system and replace it with gang rule (or political gang) gotta stop. Nothing good will come from it.
    Your looking at "councils" that will elect themselves and therefore be unassailable by democratic means. But very assailable by other more violent factions within the council or another council. 
    Your looking at not only secret police but actual informer squads and individuals who will use any situation true or false to rat you out so they can get social and political cred. 
    Your looking at politically organized mob rule through cancel culture and indoctrination sessions.
    And most of all you are looking at endless ennui as the dialogue online and even between friends becomes more and more fake as people just do the required clicks and quotes to repeat the socially expected spiel. And even what people think could be dissenting opinion will be shouted down as it will be more important and socially beneficial to shout things down than its to actually say anything for most folks. 
    In short you are looking at communism even if it is going to be a watered down hybrid of cooperation and communism kept alive longer and therefore increase your suffering longer by a higher level of technology and resources than Russia had. 
    Keep in mind a couple of facts.
    You as a person dont matter to communists its only the group that matters and individuals can and must be sacrificed for whatever whims strike them in the moment. 
    If you dont believe me look at the old guard of communists on the American continent. From Chomsky's night letters to scare New York news papers from reporting on the millions of death done by the Red Khmer or the chopping off fingers to ensure they could not vote even though they would never recognize the election results anyway.
     
    You might be falling for the lie that people can not be that stupid, that it have to be exaggerated. 
     
    It is not.
     
    The communistic system works for a while and I will tell you why. The higher ups employ people with high ambition but low ability and give them power. Such people will DO everything in their power to keep that power. That means lie, cheat, steal and even sign off on murder. 
    Autistic people especially those on the lighter side of the spectrum are easy people to recruit for that purpose. Unfortunately they sometimes meet a person with actual ideology. That is a problem and such a person must be either hidden away doing grunt work or unfriended and canceled. 
    The leadership is not autistic but fully functional people who with great effort have trained themselves to ignore their feelings in an effort to get more power. This is a trait for the most successful authoritarians who starts movements (Hitler, Lenin etc..). Off course because of the nature of the communistic system, later on they are replaced with varying degrees of narcissistic psychopaths or become one themselves to remain in power of the power bloc. 
     
    Communism is anti democratic. 
     
    Communism is pretty lie to remove democratic safety blocks that exist so that one group of individuals will not get all the power over others.
    When those safety blocks are gone, the group in power can never be shifted. Society itself need to grind to a halt before its possible to throw off the yoke of corruption and the damage done to the social and cultural essence of the people will linger for generations. 
     
    Communism is brutal to the point of anti humanism. 
     
    Communism attaches itself to other causes trying to make it look it was they who fought for it. But communism only fights for one thing: Their own power and that require the destruction of democracy. 
     
    Communism is anti capitalist but they are not anti corporations, corporations especially ones who are bought up and then slowly bled to death by a group of executives who move like piranhas from one to another actually have a lot in common with communists. Their ideology only work because of its parasitic nature. They are all about power and are all corrupt, and they are all ruthless when it comes to how they treat the people on the ground. Corporation and communists are natural friends. Anything that removes responsibility for people at the top is. Now dont get me wrong the structure of these two types of entities are different but the people at the top and how they treat their underlings are the same. 
     
    I see videos on youtube of people trying to rat people out for washing away BLM graffiti after the protests are over. The people who are cleaning up might even be the protesters themselves! But that does not matter to the kind of mindset communism produce only the posturing and outing people matters. Its weaponized mob mentality. It takes the darkest and most evil parts of us humans and let it run unchecked as long as its the service of power. 
     
    I see people retweet and repost article after article none of whom actually say something substantial, but they all ferment a sense of discontent.
     
    I see anti intellectual pretensions talking heads like the guy above telling half truths and whipping people into a frenzy about real injustices while silently silencing and removing agents of change that are not on their "team".  
     
    The police is a tool of democratic control. Communists need to get rid it and replace it with their own controlled "police".
     
     
     
     
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    Trencher got a reaction from Ragitsu in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    Sorry that is getting an automatic downvote. 
    The reason USA is in the dire straights it is in is that you started to listen to comedians take on politics instead of academics in the first place. 
    Even if what that chuckleduck is saying is true its part of the problem. 
    He should hide in shame not talk. He ruined a country. 
    Edit: Not alone obviously. 
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    Trencher reacted to Michael Hopcroft in Do you use CBR?   
    Someone offered me CBR, but I refused. My building and my health insurance don't allow me to use it. Pity -- it's supposed to be really good for muscle pain if you can live with the brightly-colored Bohemian monkeys constantly borrowing your computer so they can get back to work on War and Peace (I keep trying  to tell them that's plagiarism, but I just can't get through to them).
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    Trencher reacted to Scott Ruggels in Do you use CBR?   
    I do not read or trust CBR. I occasionally poke Bounding InTo Comics, but frankly I have no interest in mainstream comics any more, as I am looking mostly at Manga and Indiegogo titles these days. I could care less if the big two went away now. I used to work in comics in the early 90’s. I had fun, and comic-con was fun. Apparently not any more. These days the media is too soft because they want to maintain Access, rather than ask difficult questions. So no, I do not read CBR. 
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    Trencher reacted to Duke Bushido in Do you use CBR?   
    I think it's the stuff I use to get the rust stain off the bathtub drain.
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    Trencher reacted to Asperion in Do you use CBR?   
    That is comic book resources. They can be located here.
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    Trencher reacted to Panpiper in Do you use CBR?   
    What is CBR?
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    Trencher reacted to Lord Liaden in Do you use CBR?   
    I literally haven't read comics in almost two decades. A lot of what they've been doing this millennium didn't connect with me, either in story or art. They were pricing me out of their market, too. So I guess I just got out of the habit.
     
    Champions filled my superhero needs.
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    Trencher reacted to Lawnmower Boy in Do you use CBR?   
    I miss Comics Alliance, but I do go to CBR for my nerdly fix.
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    Trencher reacted to Cassandra in dark champions was...   
    The best part of Four Color Superhero Campaigns is you can reuse the same villains because the heroes always taken them alive.  And they get cooperation with the police.
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    Trencher reacted to Pariah in Do you use CBR?   
    What the Professor said.
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    Trencher reacted to Cancer in Do you use CBR?   
    Had not even heard of it before seeing this thread.
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    Trencher reacted to Killer Shrike in Here There Be Monsters: Melissa McBrien   
    A new Here There Be Monsters character...dubbed "old lady Cthulhu face" by a certain player, a creepy possible addition to a party of Monster Hunters.
     
    Melissa is descended from one of the various Elder Thing tainted bloodlines. She physically appears normal from the outside (most of the time), but an autopsy would reveal that her physiology is inhuman and disturbing. Those with supernatural senses also recognize her as being of Elder Thing origins. From a practical perspective she is incredibly durable, not invulnerable but very difficult to injure, and her mind and body are resistant to external manipulation. When her true nature is revelead, one or more high-tensile strength tentacles can emerge from her body, primarily from her mouth. This effect is disturbing, and causes psychological damage to many who observe it.
     
    http://www.killershrike.com/HereThereBeMonsters/Characters/GMsVault/Killer Shrike/Melissa McBrien.HTML
     

     
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    Trencher reacted to Simon in Coronavirus   
    My quarantine project (going to take a while to complete): 

     

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    Trencher reacted to Cancer in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    * cringe *
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    Trencher got a reaction from Ragitsu in In your campaign setting, how do dragons perceive those that wear dragon-hide/dragon-scale armor?   
    The dragon would immediately attack. 
     
    Imagne if a group of mice brandishing needles and small pieces of sharp glass came into your room wearing full Leatherface get up. 
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    Trencher reacted to Spence in Fantasy Immersion and the Things that Ruin it.   
    ?
     
    FATE Core isn't set up any different than any other RPG when it comes to deciding on a campaign.  The difference is in the rule structure with games like FATE being far broader and less specific than systems that drill down the details. 
     
    Collaboration was always a part of building a campaign.  At the beginning it also included figuring out what the rules meant as well. 
     
    But building a campaign has always meant that the GM/DM/Keeper/whatever has needed to work with prospective players on their build.  The actual issue is the rise over the last 10 years of the idea that players are everything and GMs are door matts and should be thankful for it.   It is also why games that have solid support in pregenerated adventurers/campaigns dominate the market. It is far more palatable to run a pregenerated adventure when it flames out, than to see your personal hard work get destroyed.
     
    This idea that somehow rules lite games have invented one of the foundations of the RPG is actually pretty amusing.  The reality is we are simply cycling through and the newer gamers are "discovering" old ideas as new. 
     
    In a very broad sense, there are two types of GMs.  The ultra miniscule micro percentage that always GM to the same people in their private gaming group for decades.  And the bulk of GMs that routinely have new players in their games. The latter deal with far more a$$hattery that the private group types. 
     
    The core reason it is so hard to find and keep GMs is that for years players were all take and no give.  Routinely lying to GMs about playing in their campaign, and then trying to reshape it when it starts. This type of problem seldom occurs in the private game. But is fairly common in more open games.  
     
    The neverending issue with finding people willing to GM is not because no one wants to build settings and run adventures.  It is because of the small but crappy minority of a$$hats that seem to revel in destroying a game.  I was fed up and just stopped running games because I was tired of people agreeing to one thing and then trying to do something completely different.  I mostly run one-shots for a small select group, though I was planning to run something at Dragonflight this year.  If it happens. 
     
    But if people want RPG gaming to truly expand, one thing that they need to grasp is you can't keep screwing over your GMs and expect them to come back. 
     
    It is actually very very simple.
     
    If you agree to play in a game, then play in the game you agreed to.
     
    If the game doesn't appeal to you, decline and don't play.
     
    If you start a game and discover you don't like it.  Let the GM know and leave the game.
     
    Simple.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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