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  • semicasual
    replied to Dear, White People
    Realistic conflict theory doesn't take into account self-awareness or ideology. It only controls for what external factors motivate people to view ingroups and outgroups positively or negatively. Taken at face value, one might assume that integration is impossible unless superordinate goals are imposed on both groups, and history has shown us this is not so. Moral outrage has been the biggest driver of the civil rights movement since the Abolitionist days.

    In other words, "it's a natural tendency for humans to behave like this" is a weak excuse. Humans naturally tend to...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
    Out of curiousity, how do you feel about the Baldur's Gate or Neverwinter Nights series?...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Halfway [Quest]
    What will you do?
    Clearly not human? His description doesn't really convey that... other than his uncanny timing, that is. Even so, go hit the books with Irei to figure out what he is.

    What form will you give the construct?
    Humanoid. I stand by my call for a housekeeper/guard. If it also can work the shop counter, that's a bonus. ...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Violence begets violence
    And some of us are looking around for people likely to start a fire in the Reichstag....
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  • semicasual
    replied to Back Alive or Maybe Dead [Quest]
    "We should try talkin' to Leng. Maybe he needs a favor."

    Ash's words hung in the air for a moment. Lans nodded, giving a subtle smile of satisfaction. Serge and Seres both looked displeased.

    Ash opened her mouth to say something else. Whatever she would have said was drowned out by a deafening boom. The ground shook. A wave of hot air washed over them all, so hot it would have been searing if it had lasted more than an instant. Ash spun around to see a great pillar of fire rising into the sky over the rooftops of Santa Mela. Red-orange flames, reaching high...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Embedding images from dropbox?

    I see - you're right. I didn't try that before because navigating to the image address on dropbox causes me to download an unspecified file. Interesting......
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  • semicasual
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    I would like to draw everyone's attention to these two sentences:


    3. Go for the altar. Attacking might buy Corbitant some time, but we won't win this fight if we can't find something to inflict wounds that she cannot immediately heal....
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  • semicasual
    replied to Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
    I feel an urge to come to the defense of both Planescape: Torment and Pillars of Eternity.

    Re: Planescape: Torment and combat. I never felt the combat was so bad that I wanted to avoid fights just to avoid using the engine. In fact, I remember going out of my way to pick fights with random demons in the Hive because I wanted the XP. I remember many occasions where I'd "double-dip" answers to quests, maximizing my XP by killing as many creatures as possible and then finishing with some kind of dialogue-based solution. The interface could be clunky, but I didn't feel bored...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Back Alive or Maybe Dead [Quest]
    "...Judgment and Absolution."

    The audience murmured some more. The lady at the podium cleared her throat and rapped on the podium until they stopped.

    "The opening bid is one thousand dinars."

    The murmuring resumed. Ash winced. That was much, much more than she'd expected. Certainly more money than the posse had between them. If she somehow had the bounty on Stitch-Eyes and every member of his gang right then, it would barely be enough.

    Some of the more affluently-dressed people in the room raised their paddles. After a...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
    Oh yes, this too. With high-enough wisdom, intelligence, and charisma scores, the range of things you can do in PS:T goes far, far beyond talking yourself out of the occasional fight or skipping the final boss. In that respect, PS:T is unmatched to this day*.

    *As far as I know. I haven't gotten around to Torment: Tides of Numenera yet....
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  • semicasual
    replied to Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
    I played Planescape over 10 years ago. Loved it then. I'm not sure how I would feel if I played it again now.

    I was a lot more patient about reading lots of text at the time. I really liked learning about the weird world and the fascinating characters in it. I didn't mind the combat so much - I built my party specifically to use the combat menu as little as possible. Everything was so wondrous and strange.

    I don't really get what you mean about telling deep stories in open-world games - that's not a problem unique to Planescape. I'd say every Bioware game ever made has...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Halfway [Quest]
    Well, listening to the voice in our dreams has been rewarding so far (based on a single datapoint). Accept the deal....
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  • semicasual
    replied to Back Alive or Maybe Dead [Quest]
    (I like it! Added to the list.)...
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  • Time manipulation and thievery. You could just about build a whole character around this staff. I approve....
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  • semicasual
    replied to Back Alive or Maybe Dead [Quest]
    (I was thinking of the Colt SAA, "The Gun That Won the West". but that works too.)...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Back Alive or Maybe Dead [Quest]
    Ash decided to join Seres.

    She joined the youngblood beside a line of fine gowns, the kind that Isle-folk liked to wear. Not the finest, mind - you might be thinking of those elaborate silk getups woven with silver and gold to make you look like a god. No, these were plain wool and cotton, dyed and pressed, and still probably worth more than your average frontier farmer would make in a year. Seres leaned over the display with a resentful expression on her face.

    "Somethin' on your mind, Seres?" asked Ash, just above a whisper. She lifted a hand to brush against...
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    Last edited by semicasual; 04-19-2017, 12:26 PM.

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  • semicasual
    started a topic Embedding images from dropbox?

    Embedding images from dropbox?

    I used to be able to embed images from public Dropbox links. Now, that doesn't seem to work anymore, and I'm not sure why. Is it the forum, Dropbox, or something to do with how I'm formatting the links?

    example link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/70tjak01l4...sized.png?dl=0

    example link embedded: ...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Yu-Shan (and Sidereal) was a mistake
    None of the Sidereals I have known ever used astrology. Sometimes they used Fate as a motivator, but it was always in an abstract, Foundation-esque "this is the future we're steering towards" kind of way, not an "SO IT WAS WRITTEN, SO IT SHALL COME TO PASS!" kind of way. The Loom, Pattern-spiders and everything else to do with destiny was basically window-dressing.

    The challenge, I suppose, is to find a way for Sidereals to continue having access to secret knowledge without having the source of that knowledge be something that removes Creation's essential mysteries....
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    Last edited by semicasual; 04-17-2017, 01:20 PM.

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  • semicasual
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Responding to your points in order:
    1. There was no real reason to bring it up before, and I'm not sure what reason there is to bring it up now... unless you mean to say that Kasai is some kind of 2nd or 3rd generation Godblood? Which is nice and all, but probably won't help against an enemy that won't sit and wait patiently for Kasai to die.

    2. If we're not supposed to worry about them, then I wouldn't introduce a character by saying "This animal killed a whole village, and then multiple warbands who went after her, and some of those people were very capable." It...
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  • semicasual
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    Playing a co-op game of Total War: Warhammer. It's kind of funny how it works out - the map is so huge, my friend's and my respective empires have only just reached each other. We have only once combined armies in a battle. Most of the time, it's more like - "this half of the map is yours, and the other half is mine." We sometimes split duties in battles we don't auto-resolve, and we talk over strategy on off-turns. I believe I vastly prefer this to competitive multiplayer.
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    Last edited by semicasual; 04-16-2017, 09:45 PM.

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