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If I'm going for a realistic game, is it okay to still include female soldiers without penalizing them?
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I'm pretty sure most of /r9k/ is NEETs and dropouts.
/r9k/ faggots wants to be engineers and scientists but can't because they are too stupid and they spend all their time whining.
Two of the strongest being that of psychology and the mentioned in that post lowered capability of peak training.

Units would prove to be much more reluctant to leave female comrades, causing a rise in unit mortality.
There is also the loss of unit cohesion, which is visible even in civilian life when females enter a formerly all male space.
>Complains about /r9k/ out of nowhere cause somebody complained about the whamin

It's almost kinda like another type of shitpost also seen on here all the goddamn time.
t. butthurt /r9k/ moron

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>*Blaring out pro-xeno gangster rap, the Goliath pulls up at your hab apartment*

Egads! These degenerates are here to tustle you good! Whatever can you do?!
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Yeah, insurgencies are usually dealt with overnight.
Probably not, except to the extent that they are nebulously tougher to about the same degree a Space Marine is.
Certainly the way things used to be. Genecults potentially sucked dick as they originally appeared and had very few members with actual guns, and reliable access only to Cult Limos, which sucked dick.

A lot of their guys were an unruly mob armed with melee weapons and potentially pistols and such. And not even like the current Acolytes, who have a Rending Claw, a sharp knife, AND an autopistol. Oh, and the decent melee profile.

These guys were "Guardsmen but shittier".

The current incarnation is much more realistically competitive because they cover gaps in armament with sheer ability, and/or also have fairly dangerous refitted and stolen weapons that are actually pretty reliable.

Some of what they have is arguably more efficient and innovative than Guard equipment honestly. (Well, it depends. Acolytes dont' have anything like a Powerfist that doesn't require basically two hands, but some of them are also special, and pretty lethal. And working from a base Strength of 4. Not 3.)

They can also generally pack quite a lot of weapons in one squad, and have them be pretty mobile and/or compact.

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I call up my boyz.
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>Frantically get my hood and cape on
>Grab my whackin stick
>Climb to the highest part of my apartment, head out the top window, gotta hurry, they're banging down the door, all i can do is whimper and yelp
>Grab something, anything, saucepan, hang out the window, emperor save me, I begin to clang my stick against the saucepan
>Fellow Cawdor begin to climb out of the dark corners of the street
>Out of the sewers
>Out of from this hav-block's ceiling vents
>Out of the fucking mud
>Out of my cupboards
>Out of the Goliath
>Out from under my bed
>Out of touch, I'm out of toooouch.

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Come in! And know me better man!

What the FUCK is the Dark Angels problem?
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>Also the Lion is just the worst Primarch. Can't expect his Legion to be anything better
Nobody here has mentioned time travel yet

the what now?
Gav Thorpes "Legacy of Caliban" trilogy.
I have only read Asmodai which is the second book in the series but it's just so stupid.
It has some neat stuff in it like Deathwing newbie Terminatour armour training and also Asmodai telling a greater demon of Nurgle to fuck off but the tactical decisions and mind games that Thorpe is writing about are just so dumb.
Stuff like attacking a demon world head on without preparations because of a hint you got from a Fallen commander after you gave him some liberties and let him talk with another Fallen just because he gave his word or giving said Fallen commander a Servo Armour without prepping it with somekind of explosive device to keep him in check just so that he can "pretend" he is not captured when he call his buddys so that they could arrive and the DA could just capture them easily but they didn't expect them to bring a fleet and that they are accompanied by Typhus and his flagship the Terminus Est ( who is not known to Asmodai which kinda suprised me because shouldn't he know stuff like that just to differentiate between normal CSM and the Fallen? And isn't Typhus rather well known at least because of his position as the former 1st Captain of the DG?).
Then there are braindead members of the Ravenwing who attack on their own a fucking Land Raider and Sapphon aka the worst Interrogator Chaplain of them all who deserves a demotion at least a fucking execution for his incompetence.
Not a good book and the third one appears to be about an Artifact that the Watchers where protecting on Caliban and it appears to be a time travel device which brings them to the moment when the DA where fighting against each other but I don't know more it just sounds even more stupid.
Success. Because success breeds jealousy and people that don't play them are SEETHING.

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>Legend has it there is a weapon deadlier than any known to man
>A blade so powerful it can destroy one's soul
Michael Rosen is a person, OP, not a blade
That's great, now put it over in the closet with the rest of the soulrazors. Third door on the right.

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Which system did you have the most epic and dynamic fights in, and what exactly contributed to that? Both regarding the encounter structure and the underlying mechanics
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Honestly it's been in rules lite systems like D6 Star Wars. We'd tell the GM what crazy thing we wanted to do and since the system was simple enough it was easy for the GM to come up with what roll you'd make, how difficult it was, and what'd happen afterwards and still keep everything fair.
I will tell you where you don't get the most epic and dynamic fights. In rulecuck games like D&D and Pathfinder.

The simpler the rules the more freedom you have each turn.
The dwarven mech fight sounds pretty damn nice.
Unhallowed Metropolis
Every single fight needed the full cooperation of the entire team to succeed, but my team was too preoccupied with one-upping and backstabbing each other, to the point where I didn't know when to back them up or run away from them. This made any fight not overwhelmingly in our favor a gamble with death.

It also doesn't help that UnMet is one of those systems where instadeath can happen if you're going against something ultra powerful i.e. a sentient Vampire or a ThropeWerewolf.

But the one that takes the cake was with a different "group" (me and a lot of people that avoided the plot they willingly read and joined) playing as children in the setting when suddenly a vampire appeared and started snatching us. Or at least attempted to, because my fat Glaswegian PC tried to hide from him and when he was found out gave the vamp such a good kick to the shins that he fell down and managed to decapitate him with a shovel, an action that he had an absurdly low chance at succeeding.

So yeah, I went for "curious crass child" and by the end I was "Little Harold the Vampire Slayer"
that's a clever idea for a D&D mech, I'm definitely stealing that

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We will NOT be bound!
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reminder that hiigara is israel
Actually they're humans. Homeworld was originally supposed to be a BSG game.
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Why were the Taidan so aesthetic

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Is there any setting where elves didn't fuck up big time?
>went on a diaspora, creating all kind of elvish abominations, like sand elves, sea elves, wood elves, abstract elves
>Lord of the Rings
>are responsable for the creating of orcs, and are running away from the middle earth, abandoning everyone else despite pretending to be friends
>created the dark elves, needlessly antagonized the Dwafs by shaving an ambadassor
>eldars in Warhammer 40 000
>created Slaanesh, keep believing they're relevant in the grand scheme of things, oblivious to how outclassed they are
>faes in kingdom of amalur
>have their heads so far up their own asses replaying their fucking fantasies they don't notice the world is getting fucked
>Elder Scrolls
>go so massively butthurt at the mention of Thalos that they made a torture chamber in their fucking embassy just to torture people who hurt their fee-fees, also massive cunt who always believe they are in the right, and that's without going on about the Dumners who literally betrayed their gods and practice slavery


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>Elder Scrolss
>also massive cunt who always believe they are in the right
But they are. Mundus is a joke.
The fact that they need to torture innocent people prove that they're wrong.
If you're in the right, you don't need to torture.
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Thalmor are assholes, but only because of their methods. Also they are not all Altmer, just a faction of it. Mundus is still a joke.
>Thalmor are assholes, but only because of their methods
So... They're assholes?
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I'm still killing her.
Wouldn't that make you die almost immediately seeing as neurons die constantly and every other cell in a human body dies and is replaced roughly once every seven years?
The qualia of the little girl is what keeps you alive.
>Turn little girl into Mitty
>Live forever
Why would anyone do this!?

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How do you roleplay a Drow, /tg/? Being an elf seems being self explanatory but a drow does not get a lot of attention in the PH.
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Ok, in that case. Would warring noble house engage in open conflict between one another? As in one house completely slaughtering another. That would open up alot of windows for roleplay.
You might be right but I think that they are probably more chaotic deep down. Maybe they present themselves as lawful, which might be enough for the designation, but the houses war with deception and plotting and assassinating and the rest of it. If they can fuck up an opposing house through legitimate channels, or by bringing some "ignoble" truth to light, then they will. If they can fuck up an opposing house by stabbing somebody in the back or poisoning their meal, then they'll do that too, and as far as I understand it, THEY don't see a huge difference between the two. It is all just different parts to the game. They DO have a highly regimented society and a caste system and everything, but they'll break from that in a heartbeat if they or their house can come up from it in some way.

A noble can kill a commoner without being prosecuted, but if a commoner kills a noble then he is fucked. So if one Drow noble kills another, enemies of the killer Drow might argue to the priestesses that the killer belongs to a lesser house and should therefore be executed for killing someone of higher status. There is a system in place, but it is there to be gamed and manipulated, which all ultimately seems more chaotic to me. They have no SINCERE lawful or good or evil convictions. A Drow might convince a group of Lawful Good adventurers to kill an enemy of his by describing how "cruel and malicious" he is, and the Drow wouldn't even realize that he was being insincere while doing it. He is getting his enemy killed and that is all there is to it.
Possibly, but it's rarer than backstabbing.
>a healthy dose of Theocratic bullshit because their glorious leader is a literal demon goddess
This too, but again, it is just as sincere as real life theocracies. My Drow was all in for Lolth while in the Underdark because it made everything easier, but when he found out that he was going to be sacrificed by the priestesses he fled the city. Our adventurers are trying to stop Lolth from returning to the Material Plane. You might say, "oh, a Drow would want that," but HE would be fucked and probably killed if she returned, so he is trying to stop it even though he is a Drow.

Every theocratic system has its sincere zealots and its disingenuous manipulators, I just think that Drow society would have way more of the latter than the former. And if they ARE sincere zealots, it is probably just because sincere zealotry is their best move for the time being, without really making a delineation between the sincerity and disingenuousness in their own minds/thinking. That is how I play it anyway.
So maybe the idea is imagine the Borgia-Medici era of the Papacy, add in some foerune 500 ladder climbing, and MS13 violence.

Is the Mortal Kombat suited for tabletopRPGs?
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Yes, but you have to move it out of the Tournament & clean up the setting just a bit.

What system would work with it?
>Interdimensionnal martial arts tournament
>conspiration with Kung-Fu Sorceror
>Evil overlord with a big hammer bent on conquering all realms
>cyborg, ninja, ninja girls, demons
>6 different realms
>plenty of lorebits to pick from or to cut to your liking
it's more than suite, I wouldn't center it on the Tournament itself, maybe with the various things that could happens around it, such as based Shang Tsung trying to find a way around the rules, assassination ect
Feng Shui 2nd edition would fit the bill
It's basically a kitchensink setting. You can justify just about anything with "it came from the outer realms".

Heck, if I brewed dedicated rules for it, one would be that the character has to come up with some sort of origin complete with namedropping a stupid/asian sounding name of a race/realm/organization on the spot.

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>Those obvious transfers
Does FW get the 'Eavy Metal recjects or something?
>taking off your helmet ever
get a load of this guy
Shell of his gauntlet broke off, showing machinery and plating underneath

What the hell is he holding? Some kind of weird pattern chain sword? It looks like a chain axe and one of those kroot rifles and someone kitbashed them together.
It's the fact that there is material filling the gap in the fist instead of spending more money making a higher quality mold before trying to charge $$$ for forgeworld

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honestly they probably get paid a bit to have them there
I have never seen anyone buy any of these aside from basedboys
I have a friend who has a huge wall of them at his place. I do not understand the appeal.
I personally know a guy who owns a hobby shop, and he says that it's because the companies practically give them away for free. They receive them in bulk at such discount prices that not buying them and stuffing them on shelves would be burning money. And unlike comics and other statues these appeal to a wider audience (people like cute minimalist things apparently), and since they're so many of them for so many different franchises they do find an audience. How many people are going to pay $134 for an anime figurine? like 3 or 4 weirdos. How many people are gonna pay for a $4 funko that's from GoT or any other number of flavor of the year franchises? A whole lot.

Basically it's a combination of really high resale value, bulk stocking, and reliable sales. Plus they can stay on shelves forever without having to be rotated out.
That's actually one of the better Funko Pop designs
kitsch collector's items have been a thing for decades, funkos are just the new iteration of the same

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>w/ 4 players

.The pseudo deception aspect creates an imbalance in the game
If rng places both starting ship captains in the same Loyalty and turn order has those captains immediately after the opposing Loyalty:
>both captains use their first action to stand the opposition
the lack of counter-play locks the opposing faction on tortuga island where their max Loot is 2Gold while the captains can raid the spanish galleon to get an early lead and play defensively while speeding though event cards.
>The only opportunity to get back on the ship and mutiny for control is through event cards since only 1 player can fit on a raft or to put a strand a captain through a luck or through simple stupidity.

Am I overlooking something?
1F - France
2F - France
3B - British
4B - British

>Turn Order:
1F -1st Jolly Roger Captain
2F-2nd Flying Dutchman Captain
3B -3rd
4B -4th

>Turn 1
1F as JR Cptn strands 3B on Tortuga.
>Turn 2

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How would your character react to finding out their entire backstrory is a lie?
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>It's the Bird Box of historical romantic dramas
also it has to cast DiCaprio, as a captain if he's too old for a lovebird
>DiCaprio as the captain
>He asks the producer if he'll get an Oscar if he actually goes down with the ship
>Netflix Censured After Hindenberg Challenge Meme Kills 37
Kinda happened to me.
>Be Evil Warlock Duergar
>In charge of a small cult made of Underdark folk
>One of my cult followers is another player
>Drow Paladin
>Me and the Drow character are basically man and wife
>Bang, take care of eachother, etc
>Drow lady even kills another PC to save me.
>Go to the Elf Kingdom.
>Turns out Drow Paladin is the princess of the regular elves.
>Drows are royalty
>Drow Paladin knew the whole time, kept it a secret from the party.
>"Oh and there is more!"
>Apparently I kidnapped and Assassinated her sister. The heir to the Elf Throne

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What went wrong with 4e's monster design?
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...is that how that game works? Huh. I had no idea.
>well-received Sunless Citadel
Why was it so well-received?
Is sunless citadel the one with the little twig monsters? I remember DMing it back in the day, and I pretty much hated it.
After sunless citadel, the other one that was related to dwarves, and a third 3e adventure I don't remember, I pretty much started thinking "every pre-made adventure is shit", and it took me till OSR started to get popular for me to realize "wait no, there are some good pre-made modules out there".
didn't they switch to 5e anyway? or to pathfinder?
>But it's that very ability which may explain why the demon has all of these minions for the PCs to fight; which explains why the demon is able to blackmail the city councilor that the PCs are trying to help
that goes on the descriptive text, not the stat block tho. Just put "some demons are capable of reading minds" somewhere between "demons are evil" and "demons are native to the abyss" or something.
Even better: have the demon use something else to blackmail. Promises, kidnappings, getting someone else to dig dirt on the mayor. He's a fucking demon, he doesn't have to also read minds to get his way FFS.

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