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About ThothAmon

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    High Priest Of Set
  • Birthday 01/06/1968

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    Born under a bad sign.
  1. Re: WWYCD (kind of): Advice Time for Scarlet! You are who you are. The opinions of others are but a distraction.
  2. Re: Our Party: Explosion waiting to happen The caveat in these discussions is the idea of realism in a genre where people shoot laser beams from their eyes. The pure Boy Scout is a concept that brings a ton of baggage and has the potential to be laughable. The nearest real-world analogy is the cop who has never fired his gun - an extreme rarity if not a hoary old cliche. I often consider that Boy Scouts are blinkered. I do, however, appreciate those who are prepared to assume such responsibilities and roles because the world needs heroes. The pure Slasher Vigilante is also weighed down with baggage and just as laughable. Sure, people get away with multiple murders in real life - they're called serial killers (or politicians) and they are usually pursued fiercely then shoved onto Death Row (or retire to Martha's Vineyard) when caught. Some bad guys don't deserve to live. It's how you distinguish that kind from the rest that makes the difference. Realism means grey areas, value judgements, compromises, consequences, regrets and mistakes. If the GM has stated that such realism is the order of the day, anyone who comes to the table looking to play one of the aforementioned character extremes had better be prepared for the party games. Likewise the GM had better be open to exploring those character conflicts. Coming to the table without that preparation will waste everyone's time.
  3. Re: Ripping off the Late Roger Zelazny... Minimum costs for a slot is wrong. I think it is 2 points, or 1 point? Slots need to be ultra to cover the fact that you can only do one thing at a time? I'd suggest that OAF doesn't apply unless you need the whole deck - lose one card and the deck stops working. Concentration may also need looking at, especialy with communication / movement powers.
  4. Re: Cthulhu-esque suggestions? Go with Cthulhu and Champions You know it makes sense...
  5. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Audioslave - Original Fire
  6. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Just finished Red Lightning by John Varley. It's a sequel to Red Thunder but is very different from its predecessor. Standout elements are the aftermath of a massive hurricane (spookily foreshadowing the events of Katrina) and the importance of environmental and local knowledge when undertaking an invasion / occupation of another planet (spookily foreshadowing current events in Afghanistan / Iraq).
  7. Re: The Professions of Arms Where to stab or slash for a slow kill, a crippling blow, or lots of blood but no real damage. How to assess another fighter's strengths (not weaknesses). Gauge the mood of a crowd so that you know what kind of show they expect. It does help you get the thumbs up An adjunct to Trading when arranging the fees for an arena contest or for purchase of a new slave.
  8. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? I Am The One You Warned Me Of - Blue Oyster Cult
  9. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? 'Permanent Solution' by Paradise Lost
  10. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Audioslave - Out Of Exile
  11. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Only just got round to 'Excession' by Ian M Banks. Funny novel, much to enjoy. Read 'Anansi Boys' a few months back. Entertaining. Good stuff to be mined there. Hope we get more.
  12. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... "Stone" by Adam Roberts. Leftfield SF concerning the one and only psychopathic killer out of billions of humans in a future Utopia civilization. Killer gets busted from jail by mysterious employers and given the task of killing an entire planet of 60+ million people without destroying the planet. Some great ideas welding philosophy to space opera but overall not a stellar book. Having said that, kudos for a very clever method of achieving the central task (rates highly on the Unique WMD scale). 7 out of 10.
  13. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Ah, fantastic stuff. I read them every time I get jaded. ATM I've just finished 'Down The Bright Way' by Robert Reed (rather intriguing SF with no interstellar travel in the established sense) and I'm just getting into '1610: Sundial In A Grave' by Mary Gentle.
  14. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Youth Of The Galaxy (Final Demand Mix) by Doof
  15. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Underground Resistance - Interstellar Fugitives compilation
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