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So yeah, why does /tg/ hate The Book of Weeaboo Fightan' Magic? AKA Tome of Battle
Plenty of the stuff in it is stupid, such as the Swordsage and the Lore, but the Warblade and Crusader are both well-made classes and the stances and maneuvers they use are thematically correct.
For Example: Warblade uses Steely Strike, allows him to hit two enemies at once in melee combat. A Crusader could uses Leading the charge or something like that and give his allies a +4 to hit on a target. These are level one abilities by the way. Level 9 abilities are scary strong of course, but nowhere near the level of spells.
Hell, if you gave the Warblade the Fighter's Armor and Weapon proficiency and the ability to take the same feats, you'd have a much better melee character.
Of course, there are the plenty retarded maneuvers that let you shoot fire from your hands, but only the Swordsage does that shit. The Crusader is a holy warrior without spells and the Warblade is any kind of warrior you want.
Civilization V as a map-making tool?
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Hey, /tg/. I was playing a round or three-hundred of Civilization 5 with a friend of mine, and it hit me that it might be possible to use it to generate world-maps for campaign settings.
Has anyone done this?
If so, how?
I was thinking there must be a way to randomly generate a map along certain perimeters, and then wipe away the fog of war and export it as an image, but I haven't found a way to do so.
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I'm trying to write a new campaign in a (semi) original setting and I wanted input/help/criticism/tips from you's guys.
Now I'm not trying to be completely original here, so please bear with me.
The world (no name for it yet) isn't what you'd call post-apocalyptic, but one of the key points is lost 'technology'. Guns are present, but it's a more steam punk-ish, Victorian base. (This means like...flintlock pistols, blunderbusses, muskets, etc). There are incredibly rare, highly coveted pieces of technology that blur the line between science and magic (no definite name yet, just calling them 'end-tech'.) that are revered and reviled due to their incredibly destructive potential.
A possible concept I've had is a 'dying earth' scenario, where crops become less bountiful, winters become longer and harsher, and summers bring increasingly severe droughts.
Sorry for all the friggin' text.
(to be continued)
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Its the end of the world. Well, at least it was 3 months ago...
You were suprised by the fact that no nukes actually hit your city, considering how long you'd been preparing. What didn't surprise you was the loss of power, the fuel shortages, the food riots. You made sure to get outta dodge before any of that happened.
You're heading out to the hills to your holiday retreat that you and your friends had joked about using incase zombies came. You wish there were, cannibals know how to use guns and trap their prey. You've been on the road for some time now and have covered around 300km since leaving home. The area is a series of valleys and rivers, idealic holiday country before the end of the world. But your hard drive is almost over, you know your only a few days away from your cabin now!
But first of all...whats your name?
And what sort of equipment have you brought with you? (Go nuts with this, you'll get a total of 7 items and ill pick the most realistic/sensible. For knowledge sake you live in a country where gun laws were tight, but it wasn't impossible to get one)
Do robots belong in fantasy?
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So recently I was playing a game of D&D in a friend's homebrew setting.
I asked if I could be a warforged and his reaction was... kinda vehemently a solid "no".
Me, sensing I had struck a nerve, asked him why and his response was simply that robots had no place in fantasy and anyone who thought playing as a robot in a fantasy setting was a moron who didn't get the genre.
I told him I didn't think that was so. And so he told me to tell him of some "great robots in fantasy". This is what I told him:
"Well. There's a woman forged out of gold in an old Finnish myth, bronze and clay statues have been given life and walked around since the times of Plato, Homer, not to mention Pygmalion which is probably the most famous example of which. Of course there's Talos and the Golem, but those are more historical myth...
The Faerie Queene, by Edmund Spencer in 1590 had a mechanical man. I suppose you might consider Frankenstein's monster a bit too sci-fi, but then he was kinda an alchemical creation. Although I suppose if you wanted a directly robotic individual in a purely fantasy book the only one I can think of is Tik-Tok from Ozma of Oz. Which was actually published 30 years before the Hobbit."
He wound up still rejecting the idea, so I ask /tg/: Why are robots thought of as purely science fiction? Is it because the archetypal tale of the robot/mechanical man is that he is more a question of what makes one human and as such he feels more home in science fiction? Or has Aasimov just permanently associated the robot with scifi?
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Hey there /tg/, I'm going to be hitting up my FLGS here this friday for some FNM for the first time in several months. As far as I know its going to be a M13 draft, but as I have been out of MtG for a while, i have no idea what to look for. Is there anything I should be aware of that may at a first glance not seem very good but is in fact quite strong? Don't really care about price of the cards, I just don't want to pass up on a common or something that I go "this is okay, but I think i'll pass it" just to have the next guy freak out because I just passed him something crazy good.