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Forum: Catalyst Today, 3:06am
Replies: 407
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Posted By silveroak
The standard for mind control uses the speed...

The standard for mind control uses the speed range table. Long distance+1 would give long distance modifiers, long distance +2 means no range penalties.
Forum: Catalyst Mar 3 '15, 3:40am
Replies: 407
Views: 5,014
Posted By silveroak
given the turn of events when Dr. Smith takes...

given the turn of events when Dr. Smith takes control of the swordsman he will cast aside his weapon and surrender.
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 28 '15, 6:50pm
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By silveroak
There are however good ex-cops. Which is where...

There are however good ex-cops. Which is where you get to the question of organizational level moral failures.
Forum: Catalyst Feb 28 '15, 6:47pm
Replies: 407
Views: 3,358
Posted By silveroak
I was using mind reading, not probe

I was using mind reading, not probe
Forum: Catalyst Feb 28 '15, 6:42pm
Replies: 407
Views: 5,014
Posted By silveroak
Cantoneese or Mandarin? Never mind, the answer is...

Cantoneese or Mandarin? Never mind, the answer is no- but he has universal, so it doesn't matter.
Assuming some level of hostility, he will attempt to use his 3d6 on the subject. (this does not...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 25 '15, 4:32am
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By silveroak
Good luck with that, the Chicago courts are more...

Good luck with that, the Chicago courts are more corrupt than the cops.
Forum: Catalyst Feb 25 '15, 4:25am
Replies: 407
Views: 5,014
Posted By silveroak
Dr. Smith 3d6 to read the swordsman's mind to...

Dr. Smith 3d6 to read the swordsman's mind to understand what is going on.
success by 4
Forum: Catalyst Feb 22 '15, 12:24am
Replies: 407
Views: 3,358
Posted By silveroak
32 yrds/sec.. nope, that will take a couple of...

32 yrds/sec.. nope, that will take a couple of turns. How big of blocks are we talking about?
getting to the ground should be trivial though.
Forum: Catalyst Feb 21 '15, 5:57pm
Replies: 407
Views: 5,014
Posted By silveroak
Golem will attempt to relieve the man of his...

Golem will attempt to relieve the man of his sword.

Meanwhile Dr Smith will attempt to mind probe the same man to get a better idea of what is going on here.
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 14 '15, 3:28am
Replies: 215
Views: 5,124
Posted By silveroak
It should be pointed out that the supreme court...

It should be pointed out that the supreme court has not been so cut and dried regarding treaties in the past- while it has generally viewed it as being the responsibility of the legislation to enact...
Forum: Catalyst Feb 14 '15, 3:03am
Replies: 407
Views: 3,358
Posted By silveroak
Time check- has it been 15 minutes yet that Dr....

Time check- has it been 15 minutes yet that Dr. Smith would have his 'spell' changed and Golem would have arrived?
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 11 '15, 4:52am
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By silveroak
There is also the issue that most random number...

There is also the issue that most random number generators don't actually generate random numbers, which means that unless they have found a source of true randomness at best they have synchronicity...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 10 '15, 4:29am
Replies: 93
Views: 1,852
Posted By silveroak
I was referring to the second, but the first may...

I was referring to the second, but the first may be equally relevant...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 10 '15, 2:39am
Replies: 93
Views: 1,852
Posted By silveroak
I'm sure things will settle down eventually....

I'm sure things will settle down eventually. Though whether there is a Jordan, or a Japan at that point in time is questionable. After all, Japan has only been around how many millennia?
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 10 '15, 2:21am
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By silveroak
The fact is that the research is interesting and...

The fact is that the research is interesting and very non-specific. Also rather inconclusive at this point- at times where a massive majority of the human race experiences shock random number...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 7 '15, 4:00am
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
A lot of Americans seem to have simply too much...

A lot of Americans seem to have simply too much faith in government,at least when their party is in power, and simply accept the idea that we are not torturing someone because the right talking heads...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 4 '15, 4:30am
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
If we use the nature of our enemy to justify our...

If we use the nature of our enemy to justify our atrocities, we are admitting to stooping to their level.
If we had used the imprisoned Germans and Japanese in WW2 as slave labor and for medical...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 3 '15, 5:18am
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
On the other claw, if they could be brought to...

On the other claw, if they could be brought to trial, said Oil Baron, etc. can be tried under international law for supporting terrorism. And there is nothing in the Geneva convention which prevents...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 1 '15, 11:36pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
Depends on your definition of terrorist. A...

Depends on your definition of terrorist. A combatant is one who goes ot and fights- if terrorist only includes those who *commit* acts of terror, then you are correct. If it includes those who...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 1 '15, 9:42pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
There is Executive Order 12333...

There is Executive Order 12333 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_12333) to begin with, and the Geneva Convention (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Geneva_Convention) which disallow...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jan 31 '15, 6:09pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
Assasinations are not a valid part of war. We may...

Assasinations are not a valid part of war. We may be at war, that does not make everything we do a question of that war. A group of military men hitting a location to take prisoners of war if...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jan 31 '15, 4:12am
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
The problem is that it isn't a war that is being...

The problem is that it isn't a war that is being talked about. Drone use in war seems to be doing just fine. It drone use by the CIA, making our intelligence agency paramilitary without appropriate...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jan 28 '15, 4:03am
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
I know that every soldier receives training...

I know that every soldier receives training regarding disobeying illegal orders. I do not know what that training entails, though I am under the impression it is a classroom format, and I do know...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jan 27 '15, 11:37pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
weapons in general are easier to abuse. Which is...

weapons in general are easier to abuse. Which is why the training is required for their use. Training the military gets- not just how to point and shoot but in the judgement required for their usage....
Forum: Worldly Talk Jan 27 '15, 9:18pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By silveroak
I'd say that rather the poor usage gets all the...

I'd say that rather the poor usage gets all the press. I understand the military uses them quite well in actual combat situations. It's the CIA that seems to think egg on it's face can just be...
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