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Chris Goodwin

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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from SteveZilla in Healing   
    See 6e1 p. 233 under Maximum Effect.  
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to Duke Bushido in Hero System: Beginner friendly?   
    I don't want to be "that guy," but I do want it noted:
     
    There are a lot of suggestions on what to leave out, what to work up to, etc,
     
    I have taught this game to a group of kids, spendibg about 3 sessions (including character generation), all of whom can play without problems or confusion, and I have done none of those things.  We started out tracking END, STUN, BODY, figuring range modifiers, assessing skill roll penalties and bonuses, countong damage, figuring DEF (to include Resistan vs non), etc.   I didnt leave anything out, and they got it quickly, the same way we did when we learned to play.
     
    These kids range from 7th to 10 (11th?) Grade, and frankly, they have had more problems letting go of the "he's an underclassmen so I shouldn't be seen with him" than they had learning to play.
     
    I suspect that a lot of the "hard to teach" aspect centers on how sold they are on wanting do learn it in the first place.
     
    We have all noted at some point that there is no difficult math ib this game.  There is more math than there is with other games, but again: it's not difficult, and it becomes rote in a session or two.
     
     
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Patriotism is supposed to be loyalty to a country, to the best interests of the whole. Too many Americans today seem to think it means loyalty to one man. And it's even more misguided for it to be to that man, of all people.
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to Thia Halmades in Creating or fixing roads   
    And if Chris doesn’t answer it first, I will, and odds are good I’ll go to the text exactly, rather than rely on a previously supplied answer. Bear in mind that CE is just that — it changes environment. If for some reason you have a CE +20 degrees, and it’s currently frozen, you could theoretically unfreeze it. But we’re talking super fringe cases. That aside.
     
    Where’s my hat? Ah, here we are.
     
    You’re talking about a Transform; damaged road to road, minor. Rough path to road is probably major, and “nothin’” to “road” is whatever 15 points is (I always forget the nomenclature). Now if you want to build a road through a mountain? Yeah, that’s Tunneling. 
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Lee in Top Secret [TSR]   
    Some of us have made things and sold them.
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Lawnmower Boy in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Both of these things can be true.  Per their own words, many of the rioters did want to kill officials, and if they had found any they would have likely captured them first.  That said, there doesn't have to be any evidence that they split into 'teams' to do this.  
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Matt the Bruins in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Both of these things can be true.  Per their own words, many of the rioters did want to kill officials, and if they had found any they would have likely captured them first.  That said, there doesn't have to be any evidence that they split into 'teams' to do this.  
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Both of these things can be true.  Per their own words, many of the rioters did want to kill officials, and if they had found any they would have likely captured them first.  That said, there doesn't have to be any evidence that they split into 'teams' to do this.  
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to Thia Halmades in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Archer is absolutely correct, and I get what you’re driving at, LL, however.
     
    And I say this as someone with strong liberal leanings, who values their anonymity above almost all else: this is just the chickens coming home to roost. After the doxxing, the virtual bullying, the Proud Boys insisting on beating people up in the streets like a scene out of Fight Club, and the fact they’re exceptionally outspoken, they aren’t going to be ostracized by this any more than they already were by the company they elected to keep and those who they shunned.
     
    My wife’s Aunt has gone “full Q” as we say, and I can tell you that not only did she make my mother in law cry on her birthday, she’s never going to see my daughter again, even by video call. And I feel zero bad about enforcing that, but super bad about having to do it.
     
    I may be rambling. But this is our justice system functioning as designed and enforcing the law, rather than the vigilante justice these individuals have attempted to enforce.
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to pawsplay in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Although I have radically shifted in my overall views, my personal roots are in libtertarianism. One thing I have learned is that the division between Democrats and Republicans at least creates some space in the middle to make a case for strong free speech. I am about as free speech as you can get.
    But I have grown towards a more encompassing view of incitement. "I kind of like Nazis," is free speech. Having a parade with swastikas in a racially diverse city is a threat.
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to megaplayboy in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    There's a lot of false equivalency being tossed around on the right to try to downplay and equate the insurrectionists with BLM, Antifa, and people concerned about Russian interference.  I'm assuming this level of diversion and denial lasts until the first domestic terror act to occur during the new administration, likely committed explicitly in Trump's name.  
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from pawsplay in Top Secret [TSR]   
    My joke about the Bourne films is that there is a very secretive, federal level Department of Jason Bourne.  Because there are all these bureaucrats and technical staff and so on, whose sole purpose seems entirely to be keeping track of Jason Bourne.  
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to Duke Bushido in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I see no reason to re-imbed the video to respond to it; I hope that's not bad form.
     
    At any rate:  if social media and the companies that host it make a strong move push against fascism, nazi-ism, and terrorism, and _you_ lose followers....
     
    Maybe that's the sort of thing that should make you think about who you are and how you're doing?
     
     
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to archer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Do you want to know why the Republicans won't impeach Trump?
     
    Because they believe in carrying a baby to full term.
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from pinecone in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    There is no equivalency between the Black Lives Matter movement and a bunch of "patriots" rushing into the Capitol building threatening to kill members of Congress and the executive branch.  Anyone who feels that there is, I want them to publicly say so and stand behind their words.  
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to archer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the House, announced Tuesday that she plans to vote to impeach President Trump for inciting a violent mob at the Capitol.
     
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533926-cheney-says-shell-vote-to-impeach-trump
     
    She's been very vocally anti-Trump for a long while now. But it's still refreshing to see one of the Republican leadership in the House come out publicly for impeachment ahead of the vote.
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to Pariah in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    The fact that you despise George W. Bush, and even that you have good reasons for doing so, doesn't mean that everyone else is required to to feel the same way, or that they are wrong if they don't. Having a different opinion than you have does not necessarily equate to trying to 'rehabilitate' the man's image.
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Ragitsu in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    There is no equivalency between the Black Lives Matter movement and a bunch of "patriots" rushing into the Capitol building threatening to kill members of Congress and the executive branch.  Anyone who feels that there is, I want them to publicly say so and stand behind their words.  
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    Chris Goodwin reacted to Duke Bushido in Astromech Droid   
    Everyone seemed to understand eveeyone else's language.  Fine; I have no problem with that.  I dont even need it addressed (though i do appreciate that Farscape took a moment to do so).
     
    And I honeslty thought the screen in Luke's ship was more about the sound / vacuum issue thatln translation.
     
    But honestly-
     
    Ah; skip it.  Lets just say if,you are looking for logic or consistency, Star Wars is decidely,not the place to start.   
     
     
     
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from tkdguy in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I'm sorry, but no.  You don't get to minimize and "both-sides" a literal attempt to overthrow the US Government.  

    Which side are you on, exactly?  There is no middle ground with treason.
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Twilight in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    There is no equivalency between the Black Lives Matter movement and a bunch of "patriots" rushing into the Capitol building threatening to kill members of Congress and the executive branch.  Anyone who feels that there is, I want them to publicly say so and stand behind their words.  
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    BLM "riots" were people literally asking for cops to stop randomly killing Black people.  
     
    The "riot" in Washington was a literal attempt to overthrow the lawful government of the United States of America.  People died.  There is no both sides there.
     
    Which side are you on?
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Dr.Device in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    There is no equivalency between the Black Lives Matter movement and a bunch of "patriots" rushing into the Capitol building threatening to kill members of Congress and the executive branch.  Anyone who feels that there is, I want them to publicly say so and stand behind their words.  
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Dr.Device in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    BLM "riots" were people literally asking for cops to stop randomly killing Black people.  
     
    The "riot" in Washington was a literal attempt to overthrow the lawful government of the United States of America.  People died.  There is no both sides there.
     
    Which side are you on?
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    Chris Goodwin got a reaction from Dr.Device in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I'm sorry, but no.  You don't get to minimize and "both-sides" a literal attempt to overthrow the US Government.  

    Which side are you on, exactly?  There is no middle ground with treason.
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