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rsanford last won the day on August 13 2018

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    Over the last 25 years I have played a lot of role playing games including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Champions, Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy Hero, Scion, ShadowRun, Traveler and Vampire the Masquerade. Having said that I am at best an intermediate level game master (GM) and only have real experience running Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition, Hero System 5th Edition and just recently Magic World. The only other thing to know if that I generally prefer non-narrative games.
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    I do strategic planning for companies. I am married to a beautiful and awesome wife and have the world's smartest 6 years old daughter.

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  1. rsanford

    Elder Godlike?

    I don’t know the answer but Elder Godlike has gotten little attention on this board. Anything you could tell us about it would be appreciated. PS - The Design Mechanism recently put out Agony & Ecstasy and are now working on a bigger supers book. It may also address perceived shortcomings of Superworld...
  2. Heard Chaosium’s revising this... Any idea when it might come out?
  3. I would be much more worried that it will turn into rpg.net where companies and individuals have to be politically correct are face indiscriminate bashing. If you want to model something, model rpgpub.com
  4. I recommend Stygian Fox’s Ladybug scenario. That will creep anyone out 🙂
  5. It's been a while but we ran Snead's rules in a low magic fantasy setting from 2015 to 2017. Worked great but the players really need to do some reading. I had thought about making a double sided quick reference document (and I think its a good idea) but I have been too lazy. I am likely to get this done some day as I am preparing a modern horror game that will eventually use those rules again.,
  6. See this is an example of the NEW problem we have here at the site. People calling or implying that others on this site or racists or sexists. And pertaining to the previous discussion some people think its okay and right to insult people they don't agree with that. That behavior just started.
  7. Nobody has had a problem since I joined in 2015. The trouble started recently.
  8. Dude you make lots of great points and I have no reason to ignore you at all. I apologize if I have offended you but I am a big believer in peace making and consensus building and its hard for me to hide that trait.
  9. >> This all sounds well reasoned to me. I do think that people both downplay and play up the amount of privilege they think a person has but thats a one on one matter. Its really hard to know what a person's life has been like unless your in their shoes but I would agree that in some cases privilege seems obvious. I would add that if you are a conservative living in Dallas and you have mostly conservative friends you are most likely to hear words like privilege on the nightly news (CNN, MSNBC, etc) or during the recent democrat presidental candidate debates. In those cases privilege is nearly always directed at conservatives as a slur. It happens so often that for many of us the definition of the word that pops into our heads is ALWAYS an insult. Obviously I know your taking the time to explain your thoughts and are acting in good faith and I can see the difference, but I am not confident that your use of the word is the normal use of the word. I think the insult form is the normal use of the word. I am glad to discuss this point as it might be just me. So feel free to educate me. I guess so. I definitely think their should be an even playing field for everyone. I don't think I have taken privilege to mean that but I suppose some people do. We are going to have to disagree on this one. I have never seen an insult help in any situation. Rather its divisive and builds walls between people that should be trying to understand how each other thinks. It's also quite rude. I suspect that many of the people that are benefitting from some unacknowledged privilege just think they are THAT good. We all have our various flaws wether its because we lack humility or something else. Like you said its the human condition. Theoretically I agree with this but I have a feeling we would clash on the details. I may know nothing about endorinology but I might not trust someones judgement or maybe even their motives. I am very likely to hire my own endocrinology doctor and I would expect them to be listened too also. Also if your the expert and you make a decision that's going to adversally affect me you will need to either convince me, the voter, or at least convince my representative in government. I think this rarely comes up in terms of people as I believe people are all the same. Black, white, asian, hispanic, slavs, rich, poor, Hindu, Christians, etc... I have been all over the world and people are always worried about their children, have hopes for their family, and just want to make it through life. In my view (which is limited to the US) the government should provide a level playing field but beyond that should get out of the way. I an agree with that too as long as your provide the same even playing field for the impoverished family as you do the wealthy family. I dont believe the US government has the authority to play favorites. Sure as long as you don't then say (because your are unprivileged) that you are going to regulate me, violate my constitutional rights are unfairly tax me. Like you said - a fair, and even playing ground is the key. And it would help a lot if the person telling the other person to sit down and listen has the credibility to pull it off. CNN routinely tells me the "way things are" and I roll my eyes. If you want to convince me and not just waste your breath you need to show me that you are credible, and that you have good motives. Like I said you better convince me that your credible or you wasted both of our time. Very stimulating discussion! Thank you!
  10. There goes that divisiveness (spic?) again. I try to use language when I'm on this site that doesn't offend people and brings them together to talk about RPGs. Having an us against them attitude on the site is not condusive to the site's health in my view.
  11. I don't know G33. In Dallas where I live (in a suburb) being called privilege is usually meant as an insult and as a way of saying that a person's voice doesn't matter (because they aren't inclusive). I wouldn't be surprised if a lot other people feel that way too. And a large number of political conservatives in the US would say that inclusivity is just a phrase used by liberal elites to elevate some people while ignoring others. I understand your opinion as you are trying to define inclusivity in its truest sense; however I bet the word's most common use is by politicians to describe something that some group of people (maybe deplorables or others) lack. I do know that it wasn't many days ago that a person on this site was called out for being priviledged and being not inclusive. That is a pretty new phenomena on this site and not everyone is going to enjoy seeing that.
  12. I saw this on drivethrurpg and it looked interesting. I read three reviews about it and two of them were complimentary but the last one was much less so. Anyone run or play it? Anyone with opinions?
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