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  1. RIP Ursula K. LeGuin

    The world seems a little more mundane...
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Chocolate, flowers, promises you don't intend to keep...
  3. Robotech RPG Tactics - Palladium

    There is another thread about crowd funding issues, let us try to stay on topic.
  4. Robotech RPG Tactics - Palladium

    That would kill the crowd funding movement and community. WE hold the creators responsible by commenting, choosing which projects to back and making sure other backers know which creators live up to their promisses. Holding KS responsible is like holding the car dealership accountable for your new car having warranty issues months after you buy it.
  5. Takhisis mini

    I have a few (hundred) pounds of RP minis from that era. I collect armies, you see...

    The flaming skulls are very cool. I just don't see the same value in them for the cost. $2.50 each flaming skull seems high compared to the rest.

    Interesting and focused KS for skulls and other bones (not Reaper Bones!) in resin. You get a fair amount for the price.
  8. Coco, 1998 - 2018

    PIPPIN: I didn't think it would end this way. GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what? GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise. PIPPIN: Well, that isn't so bad. GANDALF: No. No, it isn't.
  9. I got a little Princess Bride book that plays quotes from the movie when you open it. My sympathies for the CMON orders, but can we get these split into their own thread?
  10. Intellectual Property Rights and Star Trek

    The ST:TNG Klingons first appeared in ST:TMP, so the folks making the movies do in fact have the right to use that version. As far as the differences in story, the writers and producers of the new movies felt too constrained by the existing story lines and history, so wiped the slate clean and blew up Vulcan to make sure they couldn't go back.
  11. Nativity Box Set Question

    Someone from Reaper will probably chime in, but it is not a limited edition and the components are available year round, so it should be too.
  12. New Year's Resolutions

    I resolve to be older next year than I was this year. I hope I can manage it.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    A radish poked me to read this; I live in Westland and could be persuaded to loiter at Pandemonium or RIW Hobbies after work occasionally. If it became a thing I might even have to the buy a couple of paint sets from Reaper. Oh, the horror...
  14. Best Version of DnD?

    Trying to limit player choices to control behavior will probably not be successful. Those players prone to inappropriate or lewd behavior will find another way to disrupt the game. I concur that the best approach is not use character limitations, but rather explicitly lay out the ground rules for player behavior, stressing the family-friendly environment and that disruptive behavior will get a player un-invited to the game. Listing the types of behavior discouraged, rather than providing a list of specific behavior that is not allowed, will give you some wiggle room. Remember, these types of players see themselves as non-conformist rebels and will try to find a loop-hole in any rule. If you set expectations at the onset that it will be more Peter Jackson's LotR rather than Game of Thrones, you could save yourself a lot grief.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Sorry Pingo, but that's not what that song was written about. It was written in the 40s and performed by the writer and his wife at parties. It was meant to be a commentary on the different mores of the day where a man could be as active as he wanted but a woman was expected to be more concerned about public opinion and getting a bad reputation. The phrase "what's in this drink" was commonly used by both men and women to blame inappropriate behavior on the alcohol and avoid responsibility for ones own actions. It was not meant (in this case) to imply the man had ruffied his guest. In today's sensibilities the song has taken on new, sinister meaning, and I do wish it would get less airtime, if for no other reason than to avoid arguments.