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  1. Regular posting will resume Monday.

    1. princeben07

      princeben07

      Hey there old friend. How goes it?

       

      Dealing with depression right now, but I'm FIGHTING it!!! ^_^

       

      Benny

  2. 10 or 5 initiates a reroll. If you reroll you lose all modifiers, and your roll values are modified to become: 10/5 = 3, 9/4 = 2, 8/3 = 2, 7/2 =1, 6/1=1 So in the instance of a reroll, your actual value is 1, rather than 2, because of how the reroll works. I did the reroll thing just to add a higher level of uncertainty, however it might be too complicated. Feedback is always welcome. Anyway, the confusion probably stems from how I layered information. The reroll information is in between the normal roll information. So you're probably interpreting the continuation of one explanation as being part of the reroll explanation @supernal As a rule of thumb, any action you take can be responded to. The exception is the preemptive strike, which has a flat damage value and is basically just a success or fail roll. The incorporation of the term success, as it relates to roll results, can be seen as accuracy/precision of the action. If you shoot at someone a 1 indicates that your shot placement is exactly where you want it. If they roll a 1 also that means that their defense of action was sufficient to negate the majority of the shot damage, regardless of how great your placement was. If you roll a 1 and they roll a 4, it means that there was no mitigation of damage, so your well placed shot fucks some shit up. If you roll a 2, your shot placement is still on target, but maybe you missed a critical area. They however are still afforded an opportunity to try to mitigate damage. If you roll a 3, grazing hit. A 4 is a total miss. Generally, both people need to make a roll for the purposes of determining disparity value. Disparity: Disparity will be explained with scenarios, for the purposes of this assume A is always attacking B, and B is defending against A. A rolls 1, B rolls 4. (3 Disparity) A is awarded a -1 modifier for a future roll. B is awarded a + modifier for future rolls. A gets to impose a desired effect on B. B loses 50% units or 5 units, whichever is greater. A rolls 2, B rolls 4 (2 Disparity). A is awarded a -1 modifier for a future roll. A gets to impose a desired effect B. B loses 25% units or 2 units, whichever is greater. A rolls 3, B rolls 4 (1 Disparity) A gets to impose a desire effect on B. B loses units 10% of units or 1 unit, whichever is greater. A and B roll same number (0 Disparity). B loses 1 unit. A rolls 4, B rolls 1 (3 disparity). A gains a +1 modifier to next roll, B gets a -1 modifier to next two rolls. A rolls 4, B rolls 2 (2 disparity). A gains +1 modifier to next roll, B gets -1 modifier to next roll. A rolls 4, B rolls 3 (1 disparity). A gains a +1 modifier to next roll. Which is the most important number.
  3. Haven't finished Psycho Pass, only got a few episodes in, so I can't really provide comment. The original Ghost in the Shell movie came out in '95 I think. They handle similar themes (consciousness/identity), without getting crazy. That's the only one I can think of that may not have been influenced by NGE. But to be fair, NGE is more action fantasy, while Ghost in the Shell is more scifi/noir thriller. So the difference in genre might better reflect the different methods of handling these ideas.
  4. Although Ashton doesn’t agree with Tommy’s choice, he respects it, or at least respects it enough to not comment or second guess her. If his experience has taught him anything, it is that you neutralize the threat before saving the hostage. Now of course, there is the very real threat of them being attacked while they try to help whoever needs it, assuming that it isn’t some kind of trap. Plus, trying to keep another person alive while also fighting, is a challenging task in and of itself. Of course, there is another fundamental rule that he lives by that supersedes any other rule or law he might live by, ‘The point man is always correct’. This saying isn’t to say that the person making a decision is infallible, or that there isn’t a better way to do something. Rather, it reflects on the fact that a unified front will always have a greater chance of success, regardless of if the best or worst choice is made. Dividing their efforts, because he disagrees with her, divides their strength, and exponentially increases the likelihood of them failing or even dying. As the walk through the winding maze of the sewer, negotiating their way toward the sword, Ashton flicks his fingers through the air sending the glowing orb darting down a length of tunnel, momentarily illuminating large sections of it in advance. In a similar fashion, as they pass by branching tunnels, he periodically sends the orb flying down those just to grab a glance of what might be lingering in the dark. “Damn, that was stupid.” The comment is made as the round a bend in the tunnel. Ashton comes to a stop and turns to look back from where they’d just come. “I didn’t think mark our path, to keep us from getting lost.” He laments on his own failure, his words laden with self-reprimand. It is a rookie mistake, one that could cost them a lot of time and energy. “Fuck it.” The words are his mantra of acceptance and a reflection on his personal philosophical views of life, and at times his battle cry. It is impossible to control all aspects of day to day life, and it is inevitable that something will go wrong and mistakes will be made. Pressing his index finger into the wall of the sewer, he draws a glyph on the surface, followed by a chain of light that connects directly to the hovering light orb. The chain flickers as a connection forms between the two magical constructs, before finally dissipating into the dank air. “A lesson for future us, make sure you know how to get out.” The comment is cast toward Tommy as Ashton turns back toward her. “Ugh, could you imagine being trapped down here for a few days?” He shudders as he asks, the disgust on his face readily apparent.
  5. Good to know that absurd reactions aren't a recent product of the internet. I think in my older age, I've become increasingly critical of dialogue, and I can vaguely remember not being satisfied of the dialogue in NGE. Not so much of what/how something is being said, because that's going to change from decade to decade as speech naturally changes and terms fall in and out of favor, but rather the actual intent of the ideas being communicated was kinda meh. I'll see if I can find an example of what I'm talking about later. Anywho, my aforementioned comment isn't to say that I completely dislike NGE. I'd give it a solid 6/10 to 7/10. I was pretty fond of Gundam Wing and I'd give that maybe a 6/10. And while I do agree that the concepts presented within the anime were probably Matrix levels of mindblowing back in the day. I still think it wasn't handled super well. I think you can hit on those deep philosophical elements without doing a "turn for the weird." Lemme think on it and I'll see if I can come up with an anime that achieves that.
  6. So for me personally, I didn't really care for the ending. I know that the anime touches and builds up to increasingly complicated philosophical conversations about self/identity and that the deep dive ending is foreshadowed, but I think it was poorly handled. This probably stands contrary to a lot of what think and probably praise the anime for. Beyond that, I dislike the mechanics of the AT Field, as well as the naming. I guess it could be a reflection of the absolute terror someone might feel to completely lose their individuality, and the AT field is what separates individuals. And I fully get that the function of the AT Field overwhelming another AT Field mirrors how strong personalities can overwhelm a turbulent personality, but you don't really see that in the Eva Angel interactions. As a giant robot fighting monsters anime, I like Neon Genesis Evangelion. But the moment is stops that and becomes an exercise in the philosophy of self and identity, I think it kind of falls apart.
  7. Farkis has only taken a single step when a desk is hurled at him, and although the magnitude of power put behind it isn’t lost on him, thanks to its destructive wake, the projectile is seen as little more than a trifle. There is no gesture to accompany his rebuttal, only a gouge that carves through the ground, compelled into existence by unseen forces. A surge of thoughts, concentrated into a single vertical line, meets the desk mid flight, cleaving it in two and sending each half pivoting inward to crash into one another. The explosion of wood sends splinters raining down as a plume of pulverized wood billows out. Walking to the left of the newly formed ravine sees Vito and Floki flung past the titan’s right shoulder. Momentarily pausing, to assess this new turn of events, his expression becomes increasingly vapid. His pause ends as Vito’s mount starts spewing a noxious miasma. “No.” Farkis’ right arm extends out, palm facing toward the creature. A pulse of psionic energy rolls out, sweeping through the poison cloud, causing it to coalesce into a quivering orb. The orb, carrying all the weight of the poison cloud, shoots straight toward the mount’s chest with enough force to lift it up and launch it out the window. Some dozen feet outside the window the orb explodes into a caustic rain. The still extended hand lashes through the air, moving across his chest, sending another wave of thought through the room. The wave cleaves through the spikes, bisecting them, before a vacuum pulls the crumbling structures into a its wake. The amalgamation of materials composing the former spikes circles around the titan as he begins his trek toward the purple ogre. By the point that the behemoth has probably wiggled its way from the tiny corridor into the room, numerous buttplug zombies have started to shamble in. Exercising a level of awareness that is preternatural, Farkis’ motions behind him with his left hand. Two of the cadavers are ripped from the ground and crumpled into a single marble that launches at Remgulius’ hopefully agape maw so that it can embed somewhere in the back of his throat before the psionic forces compressing the goreball dissipate.
  8. I'll address this in a few minutes.
  9. Just as a heads up, I most likely won't be posting until this weekend. Additionally, my posting will probably be limited to just weekends for the next few weeks. I appreciate everyone's patience. 

  10. As an aside to an aside, I apologize if any of that came off as abrasive. I was just trying to be super concise in order to get back to Borderlands 3.
  11. As an aside, I don't know how the NRA got their numbers. I used a math equation based on mass, velocity, angle, and gravity to determine max range. I'm missing a drag coefficient to donate energy lost due to friction, however this is an RP website and not a physics course, so I'm going with good enough rather than exact.
  12. The NRA website explains it pretty well. https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2016/11/22/gun-safety-ammunition-maximum-range/ As mentioned before, you are looking at max effective range stats, which aren't the same thing as max range.
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