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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Contagion Chronicle book
    I dunno, still sounds like metaplot to me, just one clearly signposted as optional. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding you, or maybe we have different ideas of what the word metaplot means. At any rate, personally what you're suggesting doesn't sound appealing to me. But I am interested in the idea of this book, even if it's not what I was expecting....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Contagion Chronicle book
    You mean, like, a metaplot?

    Yeah, that's exactly what really really hope doesn't happen with the Contagion Chronicle.

    I'm with Lex on that this sounds very different from what the initial announcement of a Crossover Chronicle had gotten me exited for. That said, it does actually sound quite cool....
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  • The forum actually won't let members change the title of their own threads for some reason, a mod has to do it. Omegaphallic, if you let me know what you want to change it to I'll take care of it....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    You know, they were conspicuously absent from last season's trailer.


    Maybe that was a subtle hint about their upcoming heel face turn....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    I love Odell's Oktoberfest marzen style lager
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    I especially like the full quote -



    Though it would perhaps have been more relevant in the recent discussion over in You Know What I Hate....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Death and disempowerment of the love interest to motivate the protagonist is a shitty trope in the first place, it's only made worse in this case by the fact that it's also a case of bury your gays.


    Again, we're past "any representation is better than no representation." We have representation in mainstream media. Now it's time to focus on insuring that representation is up to the same quality as the depiction of non-queer characters.


    No, but currently queer characters have very close to a 50% mortality rate in mainstream media. It's ok for queer...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    It is not unarguably a positive. "The same stories we've been telling all along, but now with gays!" is a victory that has already been won. The goal now is escaping the harmful conventions we had to accept in order to get queer people into the media in the first place. The trope of killing off gay, and especially lesbian love interest characters originated from a publishing requirement that gay characters receive karmic justice for their immoral lifestyle. We're past that as a conscious requirement now, but we're not past killing off gay and especially lesbian characters as a means...
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    Last edited by Charlaquin; 08-18-2017, 12:11 PM.

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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    It's not being used as proof of the problem. The problem is already well-established and doesn't really need to be further proven. It's being pointed to as yet another case of the issue. Another lesbian love interest character who the writers had the power to not kill off, but did not exercise that power.


    So, don't use terms to make communication more efficient, is what you're saying? Sorry, but that suggestion is never going to get traction. It's just much faster and easier to say "asexual" in a context that makes it clear I am referring to sexual orientation and...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Said issue is existent in the film in question, since the love interest is lesbian and dies.


    If this is actually the motivation behind your criticism of the terms asexual and aphobic, how about suggesting an alternative instead of just mocking the use of the currently-accepted terms?...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Hey, what do you know. Love interests in spy movies and lesbian love interests in all genres of movie have a tendency to be killed off. The former being true doesn't make the latter less problematic.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    If you have a problem with made up words, I have bad news for you about literally all of the words.

    Language is a constantly-evolving thing, and the only thing that gives meaning to words is how they are used. Look at the word egregious, which through use completely reversed meanings from its original.

    If you're going to come into the LGBT thread and argue tha LGBT terms are invalid, I forsee infractions in your future....
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  • We'll get more books in time. Every line seems to have dry spells and wet spells. Werewolf got a wet spell early in its 2e run and its current dry spell does look to be a long one. But the rain will come again....
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  • Antagonist books don't seem to really be a thing in second edition, at least not so far. Heck, Vampire currently has the most 2e material after Demon, and we've still seen not one word on Belial's Brood. "Here's a few examples you can use to inform your own antagonist designs" seems to be the direction 2e is headed, which is fine by me. Especially if I accept your premise that we're getting stuff like the pregnancy rules in place of more stat blocks, which are pretty trivial for me to whip up....
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  • I got WAY more out of Sundered World than I did out of The Pack. And that's not a knock against The Pack....
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  • We literally got a free blog post on how to make Gifts?
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  • I didn't want to bring up the toolbox thing cause I already know what the response to that will be. And honestly, it's not even an unfair response. But if you are the type to think of "fluff" and "crunch" as two different things, you're not thinking of games the same way CofD's developers do....
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  • If "crunch" (god I hate the term) is more important to you than setting, Chronicles of Darkness is probably not the right game for you. Not because the mechanics aren't good, but because your priorities are very different than those of the people producing the game.
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  • Could you maybe not roll your eyes at the pregnancy rules? They are (as you put it) fantastic, and parenthood is something the developers (Rose, specifically) have said has been woefully under-represented territory in CofD.

    Anyway, just because you don't like the material werewolf has been getting doesn't mean it hasn't been getting material. Right now Werewolf has the most 2e-relevant material of any CofD game line, save Demon and Vampire. Demon's supplements came primarily from Kickstarter stretch goals, and while Vampire has been getting a fair bit of love lately, it's had to catch...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Fedex and character sheets
    I'm pretty sure the employee just didn't know and was covering their bases. They'll print from a thumb drive, right? You could use Mr. Gone's sheets. They're technically fan-made and as far as I know, not copyrighted.
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