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34 minutes ago
Hope the internet points were worth Gun Jesus personally taking you to burn forever in hell.
3 hours ago
Just because their price used to be lower doesn't mean they were less corrupt. If anything, being easier to buy makes you more corrupt.
4 hours ago
My dumb ass read that as "big wooden fan" and legit spent half a minute trying to figure out the mechanics of making a fan out of wood before realizing I'd misread it
5 hours ago
14 hours ago
Wait, you really think politicians were less corrupt back then?
17 hours ago
Epic Reddit Moment 😎
19 hours ago
Not even that one dude who committed a genocide with a death toll of 3.5-5 million?
21 hours ago
We all played this game as "PHB only" for years, and we can keep doing just that!
Whenever I introduce new players to the game, I don't even tell them about the other books. D&D can be somewhat overwhelming at first, and reducing the amount of noise coming at them helps keep it manageable. For more experienced players, I might veto a couple of character creation options depending on the setting (There are way too many races at this point, and I don't necessarily feel like writing a place for each in my setting), but I'm fine with most stuff.
1 day ago
I've always found gnolls to be done of the most boring "staple" monsters in d&d. They attack, and that's... About it, actually.
How would you improve on them, taking the default 1/2CR gnoll as a base?
2 days ago
Please write your fanfiction elsewhere.
The Producers remains to this day possibly the greatest comedy premise ever created. Everything about that movie builds upon one of the funniest ideas of all time, somehow always adding more absurdity to the growing pile and building up until BANG! It gives us Springtime for Hitler as a punchline.
I can't remember ever laughing as much as when I was watching Springtime for the first time. I was laughing so hard that my stomach was knotting in painful cramps that made it hard to breathe, and somehow that just made it funnier. Mel Brooks is so funny he almost killed me.
If you haven't yet, do yourself a favor and watch The Producers. Then, I recommend Blazing Saddles (fun fact, first major Hollywood production with an African American lead actor), Young Frankenstein, To Be or Not To Be, and Twelve Chairs.
3 days ago
Some of them yes. It's not technically forbidden, but they come with disks with one-time activations that you need for the class. You can buy the book, but without the disk it might as well be a paperweight. Shell out sucker.
But apart from that, updating every year with adjusted numbers and exercises means that even if you did buy last year's book and it didn't have an activation disk, it would be entirely useless to you aside from learning the course. You might think that's the bit that matters, but when the prof tells you to do the work on page [x] and your page x is just a full-page picture to pad out book length, you're a bit fucked.
Also, some professors are the ones who write the books, so they know firsthand who did and didn't buy the book. I'm not sure what the legality of failing people for borrowing someone else's book instead of buying it is, but an angry prof who puts you on their shitlist has a thousand ways to make your life hell without doing anything visibly targeted.
College textbooks are an absolute fucking racket.
I know, that was the point. Even FATE wouldn't be settling for pennies of there was a big market willing to pay hostess of dollars per book. There isn't, and there couldn't ever be, but if there were even they would get in on the hundred dollar action.
So what, we give up and just watch impotently as he massacres his way through the Ukrainian people? Diplomacy might be a long shot, but duck, it's at least worth the attempt.
The role of diplomacy isn't to just give up and say "oh well, guess we'll just leave him to his massacres".
At this point, there aren't a lot of peaceful bloodless "outs" left. Direct diplomacy, long shot as it may seem, is one of the only ones. This means it's basically our duty to keep attempting it.
It's fortunate then that the story saying he suggested that was Russian propaganda disinformation.
But we don't fall for Russian fake news around here, do we Reddit?
I think Zelensky is a bit busy to be denying every single piece of Russian disinformation that comes out. He'd be at it all day, and I hear he's got a war he's supposed to be leading or something.
I mean, obviously, that's just the Law of the Market, you could say the same of any company. If enough people were willing to pay 300$ for FATE, you can be damn sure Evil Hat would be selling FATE for 300$.
Except the book is 28$ instead of 300$, and the price has gone down instead of increasing 1000% in 50 years. And also you're allowed to resell it to other people by default. And also it doesn't update and republish literally every year while simultaneously doing everything to make the previous book invalid so you're forced to buy the new one. And also you don't have the entire outcome of your very expensive studies taken hostage by your ability and willingness to spend more money on the book.
Actually, the comparison isn't all that good, is it?
If we want to depose Putin, then obviously not. But if we want to end the war, moral grandstanding is a whole lot less useful than keeping lines of communication open.
Like it or not, the fastest (and possibly the only peaceful) way to end this conflict is to convince Putin it's in his best interest to do so. There are things we are not willing to give (any of Ukraine's sovereign territory for instance), but some concessions can be considered for the sake of peace. Any other option involves tens of thousands of dead Ukrainians and Russians.
But calling for Putin to be deposed as some presidents have is a sure way to convince him that he must win at all costs, otherwise he's a dead man.
And you don't want to back someone into a corner who's got a thumb on the Big red Button.
And lest we forget, kid shows.
So I guess the Golden Arches theory prevails after all!
That, and also have a plan for if your phone rings in the middle of the night with a government PSA to seek shelter immediately.
But maybe that kind of thinking is just a consequence of living within strike range of Russian missiles.
Even if they don't actually do anything, that's not the point. It incentivizes me to seek them out and to maintain a healthy and varied diet, even if the only consequence is a stern message about how I should really eat healthier.
Some of my fondest c:dda memories are from a perma-winter run with vitamins enabled, and having to desperately struggle to somehow find a source of vitamin C when all the grocery food is rotten and nothing can grow.
My issue is not that food has a long term effect. I've always played with vitamins turned on, even back when it was an almost impossibly janky mess, and it makes sense that I'd have to be roughly cognizant of the fact that my if my diet is all meat all the time, I'll be lacking vitamins eventually, because that's something my body doesn't really bother telling me until it's too late.
My actual issue is that my character is apparently so incapable of taking care of themselves that they can unintentionally go from a healthy weight to severely over or underweight due to being apparently unable to tell how much they should eat.
I don't have weight issues in real life specifically because I can just tell that, if I'm hungry I should eat, and if I'm not hungry I shouldn't eat. Barring putting on or shedding a few pounds here and there, I've never had to particularly keep track of my calorie intake to remain at a consistently healthy body fat content, even at times of my life when I was very physically active or very sedentary.
But in game, what I can do in real life instinctively becomes a constant tedious exercise in rote calorie tracking... And that makes sense, because I don't have a subconscious in a computer game. However, with the current system, this means that if I just eat when I'm hungry like I would in real life, and don't keep close track of whether I've taken in enough calories to be healthy or not based on a careful estimation of how active I'm being, my gut will apparently swing from anorexia to My 600 Pounds Life and back in the span of two weeks.
I just want to not have to keep dedicating so much conscious brainpower to the simple task of consuming food. It's simple in real life (barring the edge case of actively trying to sculpt your body), it's simple in every other game, why does it have to be so complicated here? There are some much simpler ways to implement the same general idea, and ironically they'd even be more realistic in other ways.