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Hermit

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    Hermit reacted to Cygnia in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
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    Hermit reacted to TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Today is about the fact that I decided to try to start to run my first hero game in a decade this spring or summer 
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    Hermit reacted to Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    For everyone wondering how to reach Trump-worshiping relatives or friends, this is a tack I haven't seen before, and it's a good one.
     
     
    The video on YouTube has a link to the list Beau refers to here.
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    Hermit reacted to Pariah in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I literally laughed out loud when I read this. Thanks. I needed that.
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    Hermit got a reaction from Pariah in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    It's tacky to wager...
    *Puts on yellow pants and purple striped shirt* Deal me in.
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    Hermit got a reaction from aylwin13 in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Okay, this is a pretty good speech!
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    Hermit got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Yeah, the Democrats tend to do that "The blue wave is here"
    Trickle trickle splut
     
     
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    Hermit reacted to Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I am of the opinion that making Trump pay for his transgressions, big time, will be an important step in restraining that next would-be figurehead. They all need to see that there are clear and severe consequences to becoming a demagogue and aspiring tyrant, and failing.
     
    As for Republicans being "extremely likely" to retake both houses in 2022, I believe that will be strongly affected by what happens under a Biden administration. If the country is doing relatively well in two years and a socialist dictatorial asteroid didn't fall on it , the Dems may hold the line or even make some gains.
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    Hermit reacted to Duke Bushido in How Detailed do you like things?   
    I prefer it straight-up and simple; there is an elegance to that,  let the GM judge the SFX decide if _he_ wants to add or subtract a DC or two based on the interaction of SFX and conditions.
     
    There are reasonable exceptions, of course:  if you _insist_ it be souble damage under x conditions, then yes; include that.  If you _insist_ that it be half damage under Y conditions, then include that, too.
     
    However, consider "electro-blast, 12d6: half damage against non-grounded targets."
     
    It's just easier to read, and anyone playing him gets that "handful of dice" satisfaction.  Plus, its easier to scale up and down evenly, as your price-per-die is consistent.
     
    Your way is equally valid; I dont want amyone to think i am suggesting otherwise.  I just have found that simplicity makes the whole thing more teachable.
     
     
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    Hermit got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Yeah. I've already got relatives putting things on their facebook  like a link to an article how a limo got set on fire in protests against  in 2016 when Trump got inaugurated. I asked what the point of the article WAS? was it to give pro trump forces THEIR turn to destroy property  ,or was it some weird attempt to find an equviincy with an attempt to over throw the government on Jan 6?
     
    Said relation did not reply, but soon put up a long quote from Alexis de Tocqueville about Tyranny in Democratic Republics taking the form of shunning. I tried not to read too much into it... but it sure sounds like she's angry that I asked a question regarding the point of the article earlier. 
    Asking folks to provide facts apparently is a form of tyranny now. But I didn't say that, because it might NOT be about that, and if she's feeling victimized and passive agressive about it, not much I can do.
     
    Then someone else responds to her post about  preferring that "benign tyranny to A. O. C.'s plan to use federal funds to psychologically reprogram conservatives ...", which, turns out to be bullshit on many levels...though I was nicer than that when I tried to explain that it was for those who needed help DE programming from Q Anon and White Supremacy. Of course, said person went into a rant about the GOVERNMENT being terrible... and it should never have the power to judge people that way without a hearing etc... I finally just asked for EVIDENCE she had that this was indeed AOC's plan other wise it was idle speculation at best. (Again I was trying to be nice). I expect I'm about to get in trouble with family for offending some grand matriarch on some cousins' side by actually asking her to support her bullshit.
     
    Some Trump supporters are SO desperate to pretend they haven't enabled the near destruction of our democracy that they are scrambling to find ANYTHING to take the moral highground or at least claim parity. Which is only going to happen if you create some MORE lies and try to sell them to yourself and others.. which is how we ended up with jackholes wearing buffalo head dresses invading Capitol hill convinced they're the good guys.
     
     
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    Hermit reacted to Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I think part of it, as I wrote earlier, is that they were treating the whole thing like a game, not seriously thinking about being killed. They were also caught up in the passion of the moment. Now they've cooled off, and reality is knocking very hard at their door. They were also part of a pack, and probably felt safety in their numbers. But each of them is facing these charges alone.
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    Hermit reacted to csyphrett in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    https://www.amazon.com/Nine-Lives-Catseye-Gomez/dp/1534693459
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    Hermit reacted to Pariah in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    You're a good guy, Hermit. I don't care what Old Man says about you.  
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    Hermit reacted to Psybolt in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    Antagonist: Kulan Gath
     

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    Hermit got a reaction from aylwin13 in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    It turns out that Officer Goodman, the cop he was speaking of didn't just run to save his own life (understandable) but cunningly lead the seditionists away from areas where the congress members were. The officer deserves props for that . Hell, he deserves a medal.
     
    I don't agree with Sam Harris on all his points but he does have me thinking on a few 
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    Hermit got a reaction from csyphrett in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Well, I can't afford to burn bridges but i may have just done that. One of my relatives put up a long eloquent piece by Mike Rowe, and I ..tore into it.
     
    I have been SO good at trying not to rile family or friends who have supported Trump. The Coup was the last straw for me I fear. I hope this doesn't bite me in the ass, but I just can't stand the BS any longer.
     
     
     
     
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    Hermit got a reaction from Matt the Bruins in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    It turns out that Officer Goodman, the cop he was speaking of didn't just run to save his own life (understandable) but cunningly lead the seditionists away from areas where the congress members were. The officer deserves props for that . Hell, he deserves a medal.
     
    I don't agree with Sam Harris on all his points but he does have me thinking on a few 
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    Hermit reacted to Cancer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    It's along the same lines as "The virus doesn't care if you believe in it or not."
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    Hermit got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    It turns out that Officer Goodman, the cop he was speaking of didn't just run to save his own life (understandable) but cunningly lead the seditionists away from areas where the congress members were. The officer deserves props for that . Hell, he deserves a medal.
     
    I don't agree with Sam Harris on all his points but he does have me thinking on a few 
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    Hermit got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Well, I can't afford to burn bridges but i may have just done that. One of my relatives put up a long eloquent piece by Mike Rowe, and I ..tore into it.
     
    I have been SO good at trying not to rile family or friends who have supported Trump. The Coup was the last straw for me I fear. I hope this doesn't bite me in the ass, but I just can't stand the BS any longer.
     
     
     
     
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    Hermit got a reaction from Matt the Bruins in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Well, I can't afford to burn bridges but i may have just done that. One of my relatives put up a long eloquent piece by Mike Rowe, and I ..tore into it.
     
    I have been SO good at trying not to rile family or friends who have supported Trump. The Coup was the last straw for me I fear. I hope this doesn't bite me in the ass, but I just can't stand the BS any longer.
     
     
     
     
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    Hermit got a reaction from wcw43921 in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    You used facts? you rat bastard!
     

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    Hermit got a reaction from wcw43921 in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Well, I can't afford to burn bridges but i may have just done that. One of my relatives put up a long eloquent piece by Mike Rowe, and I ..tore into it.
     
    I have been SO good at trying not to rile family or friends who have supported Trump. The Coup was the last straw for me I fear. I hope this doesn't bite me in the ass, but I just can't stand the BS any longer.
     
     
     
     
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    Hermit got a reaction from Hotspur in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Well, I can't afford to burn bridges but i may have just done that. One of my relatives put up a long eloquent piece by Mike Rowe, and I ..tore into it.
     
    I have been SO good at trying not to rile family or friends who have supported Trump. The Coup was the last straw for me I fear. I hope this doesn't bite me in the ass, but I just can't stand the BS any longer.
     
     
     
     
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    Hermit got a reaction from aylwin13 in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Well, I can't afford to burn bridges but i may have just done that. One of my relatives put up a long eloquent piece by Mike Rowe, and I ..tore into it.
     
    I have been SO good at trying not to rile family or friends who have supported Trump. The Coup was the last straw for me I fear. I hope this doesn't bite me in the ass, but I just can't stand the BS any longer.
     
     
     
     
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