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  1. Re: Order of the Stick Of course. That doesn't stop us from being pedantic nerd-boys, though. Keith "pedantic nerd-boy" Curtis
  2. Re: Order of the Stick I believe 1st Ed. AD&D cost you one point of Con, not a level, for each resurrection. If it was a level, the number of times you could be brought back would be effectively infinite. Keith "Hasn't played D&D since that edition" Curtis
  3. Re: Order of the Stick I figure Miko's gotta be pretty rattled. That loss of confidence will count for a lot. Also, if her sword just happens to be a Holy Avenger (she was the top paladin), it's now just a sword. I think the Order can take her. I don't know about resurrecting Shojo. It happens in the strip, but feels wrong somehow. My guess is that there will be extenuating circumstances (like, no time before Xykon attacks). Keith "Not sure if there even is a +5 Holy Avenger in edition 3.5" Curtis
  4. Re: One Finger Hand Stand I'm very suspicious. Keith "But I'm a natural skeptic" Curtis
  5. Re: What Have You Watched Recently? Just watched the Blackadder Christmas Special. Watched A Midsummer Nights Dream (a for-kids musical production), again. (My five-year old loves it) Keith "She also likes it as a bedtime story, and can tell the difference between Hermia and Helena, Demetrius and Lysander" Curtis
  6. Re: Storn's Art & Characters thread. Storn, beautiful work on the clothes in that last set of sketches. Did you use a ref, or was that all from scratch? Either way, nice! Keith "wrinkles and folds" Curtis
  7. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? A Midsummer Night's Dream. Actually, my daughter is watching it. But I am listening to it. Keith "Let him ROAR again!" Curtis
  8. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen - The Andrews Sisters 50th Anniversary Collection Keith "It means you're the fairest in the land" Curtis
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    Re: Grey Goo Just as a nitpicky aside that anyone is free to ignore. "Nanite" is treknobabble. "Nanomachines or nanorobots are the prefered terms. "Nanite" just makes my skin crawl like listening to someone try to solve a physics problem by invoking "subspace". Of course, I know what people mean when the say "Nanite", it's just a personal thing. Keith "Please return to your cool writeup" Curtis
  10. Re: LotR What if... question What if Marcho and Blanco had had to fight dinosaurs while settling the Shire, and the Man from UNCLE had to go back in time to save them? Keith "nah, Basil pegged it" Curtis
  11. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Susan, playing Zuma. Keith "Inca Zuma!" Curtis
  12. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? That one's on my iPod, too. Keith "Listening to the refrigerator compressor" Curtis
  13. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Evidence, by Isaac Asimov Keith "loves me my audiobooks" Curtis
  14. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... Sorry for the derail folks. Keith "Couldn't resist the temptation" Curtis
  15. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... There I have to agree completely. Although the Branagh version did better textually, the pacing was even slower than Hamlet ordinarily demands, and some of the visuals completely altered the characters, and the words' meanings. A prostitute in Polonius' bed? Showing us Hamlet and Ophelia doing the nasty? Hit me on the head with a five pound hammer while your at it, Kenneth. Keith "Saw an 'uncut' version at Ashland five years ago. Hi, Cornelius." Curtis
  16. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... Macbeth. Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? O nay 'tis but A plasma rifle, phased within the range of forty Watts. Thus now speak I Hasta la Vista, Duncan! Keith "pushing the meter" Curtis
  17. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... It would have been a much shorter film. Ham. Remember King when swore an oath I did That on this sword the last you were to die? Claud. Those were the words that you did speak. Ham. | I lied. Keith "iambic pentameter" Curtis
  18. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... I came across this while cleaning up some older posts on the Savage Earth forums. The subject is online dice rollers. Dice Roller Help Text: xdy will roll x number of y-sided dice. X can be any decimal value (greater than 0). Y is any positive integer. Player: What's an integer? Is that a car? GM:The integer is a predatory mutant creature that stalks trade caravans. It will force the accountant in the party to tally up their books. If there is a discrepency, it will devour the perpetrator. This is the friendlier "positive" integer. "Negative" integers don't bother with social niceties and just subtract members of the caravan until sated, at which point they become positive. The most feared integer is the "rooted" integer. Rooted integers will stay in one place and wait for their prey to come to them. "Square-rooted" integers have nine-inch fangs and vicious claws, armor-like hide, and shoot laser beams from their eyes. They are rarely a problem since they are pretty beneficent, or positive. Fortunately for unwary travellers, square-rooted negative integers are purely imaginary. Keith "i" Curtis
  19. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... I debate on how good the version was. Is there any mention of Fortinbras? Fortinbras is pretty important as a contrast for Hamlet. He is what Hamlet often measures himself against. He provides an urgency to the events. It's an action/adventure Hamlet, certainly, and a good action adventure movie. But it does take major liberties with the text(s). Keith "have yet to see a filmed Hamlet I'm satisfied with" Curtis
  20. Re: "Sleeper" Genres Time Patrol Hero Mythic Hero (kind of an homage to Greek Legend) Roman Hero Western Hero Arthurian Hero Keith "In the last three, nothing could possibly go worng" Curtis
  21. Re: "Neat" Pictures Oooh. Close, but sorry. The fifth one is Batman. Keith ":)" Curtis
  22. Re: "Neat" Pictures From the DC database: Keith "how many can you identify?" Curtis
  23. Re: Things you do to acheive immersion I've used maps and illustrations (duh), sound effects, music and special lighting. Two events spring to mind, though. One was a cross-genre game where everybody came in costume. Susan was Power Girl (duh again), someone else was a Dr. Who knockoff, a space pirate, a 12th century knight, a kender and so forth. I was a Tarzan knockoff. (Yes, waaaaay back then I could get away with a loin cloth. Well, at least I wasn't overweight). I also ran a sci fi game which involved a first contact. I created a puppet of the alien race for them to interact with. It only spoke in clicks and buzzes and they had to try to communicate with this spider thing. I also made a video for that one where I simulated a distress call from a damaged ship. I filmed it from an odd angle (shooting upwards and cocked) to simulate zero G. I even had a few items dangling from invisible black threads so that they would slowly spin in mid-air. Those were good games.
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