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BarretWallace

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  1. The difference between a roleplaying game and a comic book is that the comic writers have full control over the narrative, while this is...less true in a roleplaying game. In a game, the narrative is subject to the players and an even deadlier foe, the whims of the dice (we all know how the laws of probability warp in proximity to game dice). The West End d6 Star Wars game had their Force Points, and the old Serenity RPG had Plot Points. Both games had cool mechanisms for determining how these points were replenished, always a reflection on how they were used and how the character was played. I never felt like there were enough of those points to power the character through every low the adventure threw at them. For Hero...well, I think it doesn't matter what you do, as long as you develop a system that works for your game and enhances its flavor without robbing it of dramatic potential.
  2. 1. Some guys like that bottled beer Some like it in a can Some say a keg's the best beer For a real beer drinking man Everyone has their favourite But on one thing they agree The greatest beer in all the world Is the one you drink for free Free beer free beer That's my favourite brand If I didn't have to buy it It's the best beer in the land Warm flat funky It don't matter to me The greatest beer in this whole world Is the one you buy for me 2. The boys at the bar were betting On whose beer was the best I didn't have a nickel So they chose me to make the test Those fifteen different kinds of beer Were wonderful to me Each one was my favourite brew The beer I drink for free Free beer free beer That's my favourite brand If I didn't have to buy it It's the best beer in the land Warm flat funky It don't matter to me The greatest beer in this whole world Is the one you buy for me 3. Our old pal Nudsie got married He was trying to save some bucks He went out and bought the cheapest beer And boy it really sucked But after you choke that first one down The rest go easily As long as you remember that You're drinking them all for free Free beer free beer That's my favourite brand If I didn't have to buy it It's the best beer in the land Warm flat funky It don't matter to me The greatest beer in this whole world Is the one you buy for me
  3. I'm listening to the rather noisy (but blessedly effective) air handling system in our building at work.
  4. "If you weren't my cousin I'd marry you." "That's never stopped anyone in this family."
  5. Such septic humor. I need to scat away from this discussion.
  6. Who knows if Hulk will make it to Asgard or just help Thor escape...but he might be a decent weapon against Hela. "I have an army." "We have a Hulk."
  7. I had taken on the persona of David Banner for this one. I was working with some other "good" Hulk creature (not Red Hulk, but an unnamed green guy) to go after an evil Hulk (probably Abomination from the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie, but our enemy was never named in the dream either). We chased the baddie around a few places, probably inflicting the usual incidental property damage, but couldn't catch him and he eluded us. I had de-Hulked and talked with my comrade, trying to figure out our next move. The radio crackled (we were somehow in a control room at this point), and the baddie came on the frequency. We exchanged a few taunts and threats, and then the baddie made some comment about being in the rafters in some kind of big sports arena. He then said, "I have someone who wants to talk to you." Next, my son's voice crackled over the radio, saying in a frightened voice, "It's really scary up here." A great swell of rage surged to life inside me, shooting through my limbs as I drank in the heady rush of power. I felt my flesh rippling and growing as the Hulk metamorphosis took hold-- --and then the damn alarm went off, ruining a perfectly good Hulk-out. I haven't been able to repeat a similar dream since.
  8. When I wake up, well, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you When I go out, yeah, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you If I get drunk, well, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you And if I haver, hey, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you But I would walk five hundred miles And I would walk five hundred more Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles To fall down at your door When I'm working, yes, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you And when the money comes in for the work I do I'll pass almost every penny on to you When I come home (When I come home), oh, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who comes back home to you And if I grow old, well, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you But I would walk five hundred miles And I would walk five hundred more Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles To fall down at your door Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da) Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da) Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da When I'm lonely, well, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's lonely without you And when I'm dreaming, well, I know I'm gonna dream I'm gonna dream about the time when I'm with you When I go out (When I go out), well, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you And when I come home (When I come home), yes, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who comes back home with you I'm gonna be the man who's coming home with you But I would walk five hundred miles And I would walk five hundred more Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles To fall down at your door Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da) Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da) Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da) Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da Da lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da) Da-da-da dun-diddle un-diddle un-diddle uh da-da And I would walk five hundred miles And I would walk five hundred more Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles To fall down at your door
  9. Latin CHORUS Estuans interius Ira vehementi Estuans interius Ira vehementi Sephiroth Sephiroth REPEAT CHORUS Sors immanis Et inanis Sors immanis Et inanis Veni, veni, venias, Gloriosa Ne me mori facias Generosa Veni, veni, venias, Gloriosa Ne me mori facias Generosa Veni, veni, venias, Gloriosa Ne me mori facias Generosa Veni, veni, venias, Gloriosa Ne me mori facias Generosa Sephiroth Sephiroth Sephiroth
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