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by Reality Czech
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Skateboards
Replies: 22
Views: 4032

Re: Electric Skateboards

Thanks for the LI-Ion feedback/reccomendation... are there any boards that jump out at you as comparable but with a lithium? I'd prefer not to sacrifice speed, offroad ability or maximum range, and I do weigh 220 pounds... so the power of the motor might be more of a factor with me than most guys. I...
by Reality Czech
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Skateboards
Replies: 22
Views: 4032

Re: Electric Skateboards

Hey all, I'm looking at buying an electric skateboard and I can't find product reviews on most of them. That being the case, the best place I could think of to find meaningful feedback was the xkcd boards, naturally. I have a simple (sounding) question- I'm looking at this board and am wondering if ...
by Reality Czech
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

Besides which, my opinion of Lucas's "cinematic vision" is not at a particularly favorable point to begin with. That's basically what I was thinking, it's ok to miss the mark if the mark is garbage. His "vision" isn't worth a rat's ass to me, and as long as Star Wars video games...
by Reality Czech
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

I'm sure this viewpoint will cause me to be branded a heretic, but IMO, if The Force Unleased is fun to play I think I'll enjoy it, whether it's consistent with the Star Wars universe or not. If they were able to make a game that genuinely felt like another Star Wars episode (and bonus points for ma...
by Reality Czech
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D security nerd rant
Replies: 78
Views: 7791

Re: D&D security nerd rant

I find that a good way to make solvable, but tricky traps is to use cultural clues, things that vary between different D&D races. For example, early in the game, have a trapped room owned by an elfen mage, with a variety of magical animal shaped tiles on the floor. The ones that are considered ...
by Reality Czech
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Meaning of Life.
Replies: 31
Views: 2965

Re: The Meaning of Life.

I think that what you've found is that there's a difference between 'life' in general, and an individual's specific life. I think what you've described is meaning specifically for one individual, and how to find it. But I think what we're looking for, or speculating about whether it even exists, is...
by Reality Czech
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Meaning of Life.
Replies: 31
Views: 2965

Re: The Meaning of Life.

Question we have to answer before we can even think about this one: Do we have any reason to believe there *is* a meaning of life, or that there needs to be a reason for us to be here? I agree this question must be asked. I don't think life must have a meaning, and in my own personal philosophy lif...
by Reality Czech
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D security nerd rant
Replies: 78
Views: 7791

Re: D&D security nerd rant

I wholly agree with wthe spirit of SexyTalon's last post (The four types of dungeons). What I mean by the spirit is the post attempts to come up with a purpose for the place and then makes decisions based on its purpose in design. I'm not advocating the wanton slaying of PCs as some seem to believe,...
by Reality Czech
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D security nerd rant
Replies: 78
Views: 7791

Re: D&D security nerd rant

Lord Bob wrote:You know what else I hate!!!!1 Game bosses!!1 They always show their weak spot so that I can kill them! I want to die and replay the same, impossible battle into infinity.!!!~ What's up with that???/.
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Wow. You could insert this post into almost any thread without it losing value.
by Reality Czech
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D security nerd rant
Replies: 78
Views: 7791

Re: D&D security nerd rant

To all who replied- I can see the point behind making puzzles whose purpose is only to solve them, but personally I prefer less suspension of disbelief in my games. In some (or even many) the reasons that events occur may not be clear to the players or characters, but I like establishing a setting w...
by Reality Czech
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D security nerd rant
Replies: 78
Views: 7791

Re: D&D security nerd rant

I know what you're saying, I also disapprove of "You lose" tactics. Really what I'm commenting on is the lack of realism. Challenges should be surmountable, but IMO there should be a valid reason the challenge exists. In my mind, if you want to keep people from going through a certain door...
by Reality Czech
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D security nerd rant
Replies: 78
Views: 7791

D&D security nerd rant

Ok, so a member of my gaming group was happily describing a couple of "puzzle traps" he had designed for a dungeon he was designing, and I couldn't help thinking "Why would ANYone make a security system that only admits SMART strangers?" I work in security and I have for years, W...
by Reality Czech
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411778

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey folks- My name is Felix, I'm a U.S. Army NonCom with a hair over 13 years of service. I'm not a college grad, I'm not currently attending school, and I think my high school GPA was around 1.8 or so. That being said, I'm fascinated by science, math, gaming, philosophy, sociology, and psycology. I...

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