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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    By the end of the second movie she doesn't feel much different from how she started at the beginning of the start of the first movie. In contrast Finn's had a good amount of character development and feels like he's come a way from who he started out as. Kylo Renn also feels like he's grown a bit. But it feels like Rey generally hasn't had that kind of character growth. If sexism is an issue then maybe part of it is with the script not giving her the kind of character growth we're seeing in the male characters?

    I had a big moment of excitement when she went into the Dark Force cave,...
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 09-11-2018, 11:45 PM.

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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    I thought Luke during Episode 4 was pretty interesting. He had the the whole issue with his adopted family and wanting to get treated like an adult, then them getting killed, his desire for revenge, his trying to compete with Han, his training with scenes with Obi-wan, Luke developed a lot over the course of the first movie to become a more mature person than he had been at the beginning. That was, to a large degree, the entire point of the movie. And the second movie really pushed his character development with the Rebellion's defeat, his training with Yoda, his decision to abandon his training,...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    I mean, during the opening crawl of The Force Awakens it set up with the premise that the First Order was hunting Luke down - that their first and primary goal was to kill him. So the assumption was that he had gone "underground" in order to keep out of sight and fight back. There was also Han's mention that Luke had gone to the first Jedi Temple, so there was lots of speculation that he had gone there to cultivate his mastery of the Force, learn some new secret techniques, to do research on the enemy (the Knights of Ren implying that there was a group of evil Force users), to set up...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    What's his argument in a nutshell? The video is about 20 minutes long and I don't have time to watch it any time soon. I know at least in this thread we've seen a number of arguments from various people about why they think TLJ is a crummy movie and off-hand I can't recall sexism playing a role in any of them. Rather most of the hate I've seen directed towards TLJ revolves around the poor writing, poor resolutions, poor plot points, etc.

    For example some people think that TLJ throwing out many of the plot points and build up from TFA was wonderful and it was better for Johnson to...
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  • In 2nd edition (and to a degree 1st edition) when the Primordials made Creation it completely altered the fundamental nature of the Wyld. The Wyld that existed before Creation and the Wyld that existed after Creation were different, and this was one of the reasons why the Unshaped wanted to destroy Creation, so that the Wyld could function as used to.

    So what was the Wyld like before the Primordials designed Creation? Things like linear time, cause and effect, etc didn't exist but honestly I don't know that it really matters. It's enough to say it was different in some aspect, but...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    A couple of years ago I ran a campaign that took place entirely on the Elemental Planes. It started off with the players being slaves of an Ifrit lord in the City of Brass on the Plane of Fire. They managed to escape to the Plane of Water and took up refuge in a city after getting a Marid patron. He sent them around as his agents to other planes (Air and Earth) to solve various problems that came up. We never finished the campaign because of real life issues but it was pretty fun while it lasted....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Honestly I kind of liked Prestige classes back in 3rd edition for that. I wish "regular" classes would top out at level 5, then you'd go into a 10 level Prestige class that would get you to 15 and then pick up an advanced "capstone" class for the last 5 levels....
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  • I'd probably want to be a Solar Exalt, though I suppose a Sidereal or possibly even a Lunar would be pretty cool too. If I had full knowledge of the setting, I think my goal would be to cure the Great Curse because that's kind of the root of a whole lot of problems for a whole lot of people. So I'd learn Stealth and Athletics Charms ASAP so I could hopefully avoid getting ganked - if your enemies can't find you or catch you, then they probably can't kill you.

    After that I'd try to make contact with the Gold Faction and then try to explain to Ayesha Ura what was going on. She's fairly...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Attributes in D&D are simply quantified extrapolation of a character's abilities but shouldn't be taken as anything more than very rough generalizations shoehorned into the system. The same is true of stats, attributes and character abilities in pretty much any RPG.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    It's a silly sci-fi franchise build around the Rule of Cool rather than anything else, and if you've ever played the games or read the comics or novels about the Old Republic, which was 10,000 years before A New Hope, it all basically had the same kind of technology that you'll find in the Star Wars movies. So if you're mad about technology not progressing in ~30 years the fact that technology hadn't really changed much in 10,030 years would probably make your head explode.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Honestly I think that's true for many franchises....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yeah, aging modifiers have generally been irrelevant in my games outside of the few times power gamers would try to start with elderly characters so they could begin play with absurdly high mental stats.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to State of the Sabbat in V5
    The problem is that due to at least their lip service to equality, multi-clan packs are far, far more common in the Sabbat than mono-clan packs. If you were to see a major defection from the Sabbat, you'd see Lasombra yes, but you'd also see tons of Tzimisci, Serpents of Light, Assamites, etc. But this defection seems to have basically involved just one clan. For that to happen you would likely need thousands of Lasombra to start skipping out on the Vauldurie for at least a year or more to let their bonds vanish, when this the most sacred ritual the Sabbat has and the punishment for skipping out...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to State of the Sabbat in V5
    Just out of curiosity in 5th edition was the Vauldurie retconned? In prior editions the Sabbat had far more intersect loyalty due to the effects of Vinculum than the Camarilla did, which makes the idea of a massive number of Sabbat just waking up one morning and deciding to leave the sect fairly unlikely without a fairly major change to the basic concept.
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