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Jeff Rients
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How many superheroes would need to come back from the dead for a government to start issuing Resurrection Certificates?
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In the recent She-Hulk run, Jennifer Walters (in attorney mode) is talking about some of legal language that goes into things like superhero wills because "dead" vs "permanently dead." Usually a waiting period to see if they come back.
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This is some slick stuff.
thestonecuttersguild: “Dungeon Dwellers Caverns of Doom, 2008 Built on commission, converting these 2D maps into 3D gaming environments. ”
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I still have all my dungeon dweller miniatures!
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This is some good shit.
Here is a pic of the six different classes of ship I have developed for my fleet so far. I like how things are shaping up. The second and third pics show a ship before any paint or detailing and a sampling of the materials I ...
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I have SLUGS and you don't
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SLÜGS SLÜGS SLÜGS SLÜGS. Lovely SLÜGS! Wonderful SLÜGS! SLÜGS SLÜ-Ü-Ü-Ü-Ü-ÜGS SLÜGS SLÜ-Ü-Ü-Ü-Ü-ÜGS SLÜGS. Lovely SLÜGS! Lovely SLÜGS! Lovely SLÜGS! Lovely SLÜGS! Lovely SLÜGS! SLÜGS SLÜGS SLÜGS SLÜGS!
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Important.
I’ve been wrestling with how to write this post for a while. It’s tempting to write a book… instead I think I’ll try to keep this brief and useful for gaming. History teaches you that context is im…
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What is going on? Are the stars right for the return of the Tiki Gods? http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34681/marvel-does-enchanted-tiki-room
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klutzing around with the Dungeoneer/Journal
The Dungeoneer #19/ Judges Guild Journal #22 is an odd duck of a magazine.  The Journal was the flagship periodical of the Guild, while the Dungeoneer began life as one of the early D&D fanzines, this one launched by the great Jennell Jaquays and friends.  ...
The Dungeoneer #19/Judges Guild Journal #22 is an odd duck of a magazine. The Journal was the flagship periodical of the Guild, while the Dungeoneer began life as one of the early D&D fanzines, this one launched by the great Jennell Jaquays and friends. Jaquays et al. produced six issues before ...
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It's the weapon damage listing two values - that's my guess.
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I know the Ultimate Warrior's promos were infamous for their insanity and Scott Steiner seemed particularly unhinged in TNA (his "141 2/3% chance of beating Samoa Joe" promo is pure gold), but for my money the best crazy-ass promos are from Kevin Sullivan during his "devil-worshiper" days in Championship Wrestling from Florida.
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Ric Flair in WCW's waning days was gold. When he was president, not of World Championship wrestling, but when he was president of "The World."

Dusty Rhodes in early TNA with AMW was also a treat. "I look in the dictionary..."
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Lately on youtube I've mostly been watching old clips of wrestling promos from the 70's and 80's. Real cheeseball stupid stuff. And then this fucking thing comes along and blows that old crap away.
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This reminds me of a William Burroughs essay about Scientology. Hubbard claimed, because of his wizard powers, that he had found combinations of words that would cause an uninitiated human being to die. Burroughs publicly volunteered to read the words, in order to advance scientific knowledge.

Anyway, I want the forbidden hoodie.
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A suggestion for designers and publishers of RPGs:

There are two basic ways of naming stuff in fantasy and sci-fi settings. The first method is to use names like the Frog People who live in the Swamp of Despair. The second method is coming up with stuff like the Uruak'uk of the Plains of Scmardr. A lot of settings mix both methods, but I'm sure you can readily imagine a setting that is at either end of this spectrum.

If your published setting leans towards the second method, I'd really love it if you did a youtube clip in which you put your crazy made-up words up on the screen as you pronounced them. I can't guarantee I'll use your official pronunciation, but I'd like to hear it.
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+Harald Bertling has the best approach IMO. If everything is in Simple-Speak, then the game feels very generic to me. Generic Fantasy with no thought to it. Go too far the otherway and you get Jorune, which is amazing on some levels and definitely doesn't feel generic...but which is hard as hell to digest. But they go Scmadr with everything. Putting some crazy names on a map isn't that big a deal, since most games won't be moving around the globe constantly. A few crazy names will keep it from feeling like some thought went into the creation. As always, Your Mileage May Vary
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Ah, I see. Thanks.
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Kicking it old school today.
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This is where I kick it.
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You know what's fun? Hearing Jim Cornette talk shit about the present state of pro wrestling. Dude knows how to rant.
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+Paul V., that shipped sailed before Smokey Mountain started cross promoting with the WWF. I mean I can understand the nostalgia but that aint going to bring back the territory system, and I do not even know how you'd try and keep that secret in this day and age. I mean in Japan the press at least still wink and nod to kayfabe but even they know it's "not real."

What they really need to being back from those days is bear wrestling. I am sure Tracy Smothers would be up for that pay day.
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