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Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 4 '11, 5:33am
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
Judging the success of your rules may require one...

Judging the success of your rules may require one additional piece of information.

What fictional space combat are you most closely trying to approximate? From the nomenclature and general...
Forum: Games & Ads Nov 2 '11, 9:06pm
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
I'm interested. Thinking I might try rolling up...

I'm interested. Thinking I might try rolling up one of the dignitaries you mention in your campaign pitch.

It is quite possible that I am sadistic, and will enjoy watching this pampered,...
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 31 '11, 2:58am
Replies: 20
Optimization A ship's spellcaster
Views: 671
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
I'm not sure if your feat build is legal. Both...

I'm not sure if your feat build is legal. Both Invisible Spell and Sculpt Spell (my favourites!) list as a prerequisite "Any other Metamagic feat". Can you take them at the same time and have them...
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 17 '11, 8:34pm
Replies: 29
Optimization sorcerer20/???20
Views: 1,353
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
Factotum 8 / Ur-Priest 10 / ??? 2 for full divine...

Factotum 8 / Ur-Priest 10 / ??? 2 for full divine casting and wanton action abuse.
Forum: Games & Ads May 4 '11, 7:53pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
I'd be intensely interested, if there's still...

I'd be intensely interested, if there's still space!
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 4 '11, 7:24pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,504
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
My friend and often-times IRL DM ran a game in...

My friend and often-times IRL DM ran a game in which part of his Paladin fix was to give them a single Cleric domain and domain spell slots (as cleric, I think MAYBE?). That way the Paladin gets at...
Forum: Worldly Talk May 3 '11, 2:18am
Replies: 311
Views: 6,797
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
"They"? "They" who? Did those VERY SAME...

"They"? "They" who?

Did those VERY SAME Muslim clerics drag American corpses through the streets? I highly doubt it!

Where does this ridiculous idea come from that human beings are just...
Forum: Worldly Talk May 2 '11, 10:17pm
Replies: 311
Views: 6,797
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
There's a very simple answer as to why this is...

There's a very simple answer as to why this is more complicated than you're making it out to be:

There is not only one kind of "oppressive a-hole" at work here. The US has a history of supporting...
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 2 '11, 5:02am
Replies: 22
Optimization Carrying Capacity
Views: 2,872
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
You can't really throw a four million ton rock,...

You can't really throw a four million ton rock, but if you could find a way to simultaneously flip 320 bags of holding inside-out once they were already in midair, you COULD deliver four million tons...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 27 '11, 4:10am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,120
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
My assessment of Portal 2 is as follows. I have...

My assessment of Portal 2 is as follows. I have played around 2/3rds (10+ hours) of the SP and about the same fraction of the Co-Op, so calibrate your spoiler tolerance accordingly:

There's a lot...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 27 '11, 3:50am
Replies: 22
Optimization Carrying Capacity
Views: 2,872
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
Oops. So that's a x8 multiplier, then. So we're...

Oops. So that's a x8 multiplier, then. So we're up to 4 Million Pounds?
Forum: Writers' Guild Apr 27 '11, 12:26am
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
I meant to say that while sound (music, speech,...

I meant to say that while sound (music, speech, acoustics) would not be alien to them, there's a gap between sound-as-noise and ultra- or infra-sonic sound that can shatter bones and burn organ...
Forum: Writers' Guild Apr 26 '11, 8:21pm
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
I know this is practically thread necromancy, but...

I know this is practically thread necromancy, but I feel bad that pretty much all you got for comment and criticism was this condescending crap:



I quite like this story. If I had any...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 26 '11, 6:58pm
Replies: 22
Optimization Carrying Capacity
Views: 2,872
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
Enlarge Person won't work, but Expansion...

Enlarge Person won't work, but Expansion (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/powers/expansion.htm) will. Note that the ogre will need a level of Psychic Warrior (or some kind of psionic item?) to use...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 23 '11, 9:16pm
Replies: 89
Views: 3,471
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
Batman is powerful, no doubt, but remember that...

Batman is powerful, no doubt, but remember that when you're talking about D&D, you're talking Epic heroes. Like Beowulf. So Beowulf kills Grendel while a) stark naked b) unarmed. Grendel has been...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 21 '11, 8:21pm
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
At the most basic level, yes. There are about ten...

At the most basic level, yes. There are about ten million different kinds of wargame miniatures you can buy at your local game store. You can also buy square/hex maps, Warhammer range/movement...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 19 '11, 8:51pm
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
I guess what I'm saying is that the Cutter class...

I guess what I'm saying is that the Cutter class is somewhat redundant. Base classes should give characters broad functionality, which they then specialize with Feats, Skills, ACFs, and Prestige...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 19 '11, 6:03pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,953
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
I wrote an exceptionally long piece on how it is...

I wrote an exceptionally long piece on how it is totally possible to build a great spiked chain user, and then I reread the title and realized that you're talking about D&D4e.

I guess...you could...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 18 '11, 11:37pm
Replies: 111
Views: 3,243
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
You took a wrong turn at Albuquerque. You want...

You took a wrong turn at Albuquerque. You want Riddle of Steel. It's this way (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Riddle_of_Steel).

In honesty, it has many - if not all - of the aspects you seem to...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 18 '11, 10:42pm
Replies: 111
Views: 3,243
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
You're being VERY pick-y and choose-y about which...

You're being VERY pick-y and choose-y about which portion of my comment you responded to, there. People who reply to my arguments are expected to read whole sentences and not cheat with selective...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 18 '11, 7:29pm
Replies: 111
Views: 3,243
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
You're making a general-principles defence of...

You're making a general-principles defence of House Rules, on the premise that "if they are fun, go for it". You're missing something. The odds are that 20 pages of house rules are not going to be...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 18 '11, 6:40pm
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
Instead of the "Steady hand" class feature, I'd...

Instead of the "Steady hand" class feature, I'd just give them the Weapon Finesse feat. If you absolutely must give them the ability to use DEX to hit on nonlight weapons, give them a class feature...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 15 '11, 4:42am
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
Don't forget Assassin's Creed 2! Like Mass Effect...

Don't forget Assassin's Creed 2! Like Mass Effect 2, it's not a perfect sequel, but it keeps all of the good parts and fixes oh so much of what was wrong with the first one.

My girlfriend and I...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 15 '11, 4:04am
Replies: 111
Views: 3,243
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
Would you consider posting these house-rules of...

Would you consider posting these house-rules of yours on these forums? It's hard to provide a meaningful critique when you ask a theoretical question ("how many house rules is too many?"), get a...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Apr 14 '11, 8:38pm
Replies: 111
Views: 3,243
Posted By Gallium_Arsenide
FWIW I have run 4 sessions of an IRL game with...

FWIW I have run 4 sessions of an IRL game with about 1.5 pages of house rules. It's pretty smooth going, but even with ~1/13th as many house rules as you have, my players were a little confused...
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