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I'm partial to What the Buttery Fuck Happened Here?!

There's a response I gave to a friend who said she was kind of like an adult cat; she can take care of herself, but its probably better if she doesn't. Mine was "I'm like an adult dog; I usually think I know what I'm doing, but punctuated with 'Wait, what just happened?'"
 

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It’s all good, that thread was done at that point anyway. Good thing everyone kept to the rule about not challenging definitions...
 

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It might be good for you but it’s more work for us if you are going to flame out in these Mod+ threads You were teetering until that last post that Tristram deleted where you knew what was going to happen. I hope this isn’t normal behavior going forward.
 

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It might be good for you but it’s more work for us if you are going to flame out in these Mod+ threads You were teetering until that last post that Tristram deleted where you knew what was going to happen. I hope this isn’t normal behavior going forward.
You guys are gonna let Mod+ threads get totally bogged down by posting against the specific thread rules, there isn’t any going forward, just a merry go round. It will be polite though, I’m sure.
 

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With the exception of the snark, I didn't break any thread rules that I'm aware of. I commented on a video that was posted in the thread. I was agreeing with some ideas in the video. Sure, I disagreed with you a bit, but that's not breaking a rule.

And I had forgotten it was a mod+ thread or else I wouldn't have bothered with the snarky response. So my apologies for my part in that, CRKrueger CRKrueger - I certainly don't want to see anyone get removed from a thread. I honestly thought there was room for a conversation there, and I think the instant memes about how I'm some kind of idiot didn't sit well.
 

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You guys are gonna let Mod+ threads get totally bogged down by posting against the specific thread rules, there isn’t any going forward, just a merry go round. It will be polite though, I’m sure.
Tact is the ability to tell people to go to hell and make them like it.
 

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Personally, I'm not a fan of "vs" threads where the games aren't even similar in genre or mechanics.

Good "vs" threads would be D&D 3.5 vs Pathfinder 1E or Marvel Super Heroes vs DC Heroes or Top Secret SI vs James Bond 007.

I know why Tristram changed the thread title but FATE vs GURPS wont end well.

This is coming without my mod hat on.
 

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Yeah, its hard to see how that's going to work when the games are coming from very different places, even if they're both avowedly generic systems.
 

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My only concern is that the moderators don't compromise their stance on anti-censorship (except for politics) by letting hysterical crybullies dictate what mature adults are and aren't allowed to discuss . . .
Who you callin' a mature adult, bub?

People develop and change over time.
Objection, Your Honor - offering facts NOT found in evidence.

If I ever wrote an autobiography, I always thought a good title would be "My Life is a Cringe Compilation"
From Good Example To Cautionary Tale: A Memoir by Black Vulmea
 
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Good "vs" threads would be D&D 3.5 vs Pathfinder 1E or Marvel Super Heroes vs DC Heroes or Top Secret SI vs James Bond 007.
I get why you're saying that, but I also happen to believe that such threads would be ultimately boring: a far bigger sin than contentious, IMO. In fact, it's such a great sin, nobody ever writes it in forum rules: people are obviously expected to just sense why it's a bad thing:grin:!
 

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I get why you're saying that, but I also happen to believe that such threads would be ultimately boring: a far bigger sin than contentious, IMO. In fact, it's such a great sin, nobody ever writes it in forum rules: people are obviously expected to just sense why it's a bad thing:grin:!

I'm not so sure. There's a lot to discuss about decisions made in those particular games as compared to their opposite, and why one prefers one of those sets of decisions to others. The difference is you're actually trying to compare two wrenches rather than a wrench to a screwdriver.
 

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I get why you're saying that, but I also happen to believe that such threads would be ultimately boring: a far bigger sin than contentious, IMO. In fact, it's such a great sin, nobody ever writes it in forum rules: people are obviously expected to just sense why it's a bad thing:grin:!
Make it D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder 1E vs Marvel Super Heroes and DC Heroes and we could have ourselves a time.
 

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Make it D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder 1E vs Marvel Super Heroes and DC Heroes and we could have ourselves a time.
Indeed:grin:!

I'm not so sure. There's a lot to discuss about decisions made in those particular games as compared to their opposite, and why one prefers one of those sets of decisions to others. The difference is you're actually trying to compare two wrenches rather than a wrench to a screwdriver.
Yeah, but my point is that ultimately, those threads only matter to people who like screwdrivers enough to care...:tongue:
 

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Indeed:grin:!


Yeah, but my point is that ultimately, those threads only matter to people who like screwdrivers enough to care...:tongue:

True enough, but if you don't, comparing a screwdriver to a wrench is already going to be a foregone conclusion in your mind.
 

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Look on the great Work, ye Mighty, and despair!
What I always found hilarious is how tame it is. Like it's all gung-ho about being HISTORICALLY ACCURATE and so obviously that includes awful things happening to women...
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...but then instead of saying "penis" (14 times in the 2004 edition, stat fans), it uses "manhood" instead (134 times!). That's the author's moral event horizon; graphic violence is fine (The critical hit charts put the 40k RPG's to shame, and of course you can call shot to the groin, and of course there are separate charts for male and female groins, and of course the female one is much, much more brutal), but the word penis is too far.
 

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What I always found hilarious is how tame it is. Like it's all gung-ho about being HISTORICALLY ACCURATE and so obviously that includes awful things happening to women...

...but then instead of saying "penis" (14 times in the 2004 edition, stat fans), it uses "manhood" instead (134 times!). That's the author's moral event horizon; graphic violence is fine (The critical hit charts put the 40k RPG's to shame, and of course you can call shot to the groin, and of course there are separate charts for male and female groins, and of course the female one is much, much more brutal), but the word penis is too far.
To be fair, you can calculate both when a woman’s anus rips into her vagina, and when a man’s anus rips into his scrotum. Males in the game generally don’t have hymen resistance though or menstruation and pregnancy, so women get stuck with those.

For a game that goes into incredible detail on real world diseases, and measures every possible sexual characteristic (although I guess testicle size/volume and semen volume are missing) venereal diseases seem to be overlooked. That’s probably a good thing.
 
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True enough, but if you don't, comparing a screwdriver to a wrench is already going to be a foregone conclusion in your mind.
And you presume that if I do, I wouldn't already know which screwdriver is the better one:shade:?
 

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And you presume that if I do, I wouldn't already know which screwdriver is the better one:shade:?

Not necessarily. At the very least I've changed my opinion over time on similar games, and discussion has been a factor in that.
 
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