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by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

Re: RPG without humans

Hafling's history The gods made the earth, the plant and animals. The gods taught us not to piss the carpet. We in turn taught a few of the animals not to piss the carpet. When all races first met we were terrible at first. We killed, and did all manner of things worse than pissing the carpet. Then ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

granted, it's dinner time when I post this.

I wish it was peanutbutter-jelly time.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

Re: RPG without humans

I was thinking that my original question could be split into two related questions: How much of a main race is there? and how much is the main race human-like? I just finished playing the new Zelda: while there are no humans, the Hylians are both very human-like (live in villages/cities, similar lif...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

Re: RPG without humans

Included Orcs and goblins in history of in previous post. Four more races for history: Gnolls, Haflings, Fashren, and Barcaypa. Geography image Assume lines within the world are squiggly and natural. Lines at the edge or the world are sharp and geometric. Light blue is normal seas. Dark blue is deep...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

Re: RPG without humans

ANYWAYS: My try at making a character for Quiza's li'l set thingy. I'm glad you like it, your enthusiasm in the best compliment I could hope for. I'll aim to get you some locations that aren't logistical nightmares before too long. (which is why they make up the edge of the map) @everyone Since my ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

Re: RPG without humans

Okay, so as the conclusion of my musings, I've devised a setting without humans. Since this is obviously not a setting where I just forgot the humans, I've decided to make the absence of humans an integral part of the setting. Since this is already a huge post, I'll do geography , history, and curre...
by Quizatzhaderac
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but all the stuff in Revelation happens first, and it happens literally. Now there are no more armies because they all died violently. Now everyone is dead or meek (most are both).

I wish I knew all of Wikipedia.
by Quizatzhaderac
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you can cool coffee to 50 degrees.

I wish for a warm reception.
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

Re: RPG without humans

Creating or playing a completely alien race is difficult for a human mind I feel like that's a non sequitur, but you're the second person to see that in this conversation, so I expect it's in something I wrote. By "without humans" I meant with nothing more human than the fantasy alternate...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

Re: RPG without humans

As for Phorrest's question, I think having human's feature prominently, or just regularly having a human straight man around disqualifies it. I'm confused, what is disqualified from what now? I was reffering to your statement "'I've been wondering if there's any scifi/fantasy media of any form...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

Re: RPG without humans

How far does "cartoon animal" go?Does Spore qualify? Perhaps E.V.O.: Search for Eden ? (Technically can become a human, late-game.) In the sense that Pluto is not a cartoon dog, but just a fictional dog that happens to be in a cartoon. Usually it's an actual animal (cat as opposed to cat ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 8614

RPG without humans

I recently read something Rich Burlew wrote: I think most players need humans as a baseline from which to proceed when creating characters, even nonhuman ones. So I immediately began to think deeply about how that might be wrong. Can anybody think of a game (either table top or video) where you crea...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 10172

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

sympathy as a magic system ......... it's not 'realistic'... I found it kind of weird that you seemingly hacked my quotes together to say something entirely different to what I had actually written. Oh, shit; those two phrases weren't even in the same paragraph. Sorry, I'll edit my post to be less ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 10172

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

......it's not 'realistic'... I think certain types of realism are undesirable, and in fact, annoying and trite. A person generally shouldn't write a fantasy story where there is magic, but magical thinking doesn't apply to it. Sure, maybe not all magical thinking applies ("Maybe you can't cas...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you know how to quote the next generation's Monty Python.

You don't know enough to make it yourself, but you've got the inane out of context quoting down pat.

I wish I knew how to play a musical instrument (without having to practice to practice) well.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 996270

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

jar
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but it was iced coffee, so the end result is a lukewarm drink that tastes like diabetes.

Man, I wish that things, were like, things, you know?
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 10172

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

I'd say economic sense is a big thing.

There tends to be two major fridge logic issues:
1) How are the Aes Sedai wealthy if they don't charge money?
2) Wouldn't Storm do more good fighting drought in Africa than crime in America?
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 27238

Re: Your video game ideas

Some games this reminds me of: Oregon trail. FTL - you travel towards goal with randomly generated planets along the way. During the journey one can't reliably resupply or re-crew. Of mice and sand: You drive a "sandship" around and build Dwarf fortress style workshops and craft the many t...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13415
Views: 1640734

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

.... I need that in my life. And nose. It also had a nominal sulfur smell. Which I'm not 100% sure is objectively there (I mean, I doubt it would be so popular in India if they all tasted a rotten egg in there) and I suspect may have something do with sent receptors overloading and getting confused...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 996270

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

war
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 27238

Re: Your video game ideas

Basically, my vague idea is Dwarf Fortress but on a galleon. How much realism are you going for? You mentioned krakens and dwarf fortress so I'm guessing fine realistic detail, plus mythical stuff in detail and completely different geography and nations? I'd recommend not historical route unless yo...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13415
Views: 1640734

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Today I ate pulse candy (apparently the average person in the world ate four of them last year). Specifically Kachcha Aam flavor. What I learned was that "flavor explosion" (while not literally true) need not be an overstatement. Half an hour later I learned that gargling and pouring water...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but thanks to molten specters, people know what you don't do and blame you for pushing the fat man onto the five people on the trolley track, on the day the trolley isn't even running; because of quantum.

I wish my time machine wasn't stuck on midnight.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 211684

Re: Controversial opinions about food

AngrySquirrel wrote:Uhm bitter is bitter?
Not really, no.

Our brains process unfamiliar bitter flavors very differently from new bitter flavors.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you all gain 20 HP and 20 OP (ontology points, they make you better at being).

I wish I could instantly fall asleep whenever I want to.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but it is illegal to melt it down for the (more valuable) zinc. Granted. …are you going to do something with that giant ball of hot iron, or are you just going to let it fall on your head? Why yes, my evil plan does have specifics. ⋅ I'll short sell every insurance company that co...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted.
James Bond is no longer able to get his Martini properly garnished.
As such he fails to save Britain from a NAZI/Soviet/90's techno-bandits/ISIL plot to steal the Earth's core.

I wish to steal the Earth's core.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Direction for buttoning shirts?
Replies: 5
Views: 3823

Direction for buttoning shirts?

Hard procrastinating people on The Internet® have discovered a new thing for us to pointlessly argue about.

Which order do you prefer? Why are people who disagree with you deviants?
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but every single 90's action hero says "No more Mr. Nice Guy!" then shoots you/throws you off a building/ impales you with a toothpick (a shrink ray was involved in that one)/ or some combination thereof. I wish to see that action movie that involves the Hero and Philip being shru...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it removes green pigments on days when the S&P500 ends in an even number, and blue pigments on days it end on an odd.

I wish for a snack
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 996270

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

graph
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 14491

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

I think the lid is just too small for the wood fire. A lid that's larger than the wood fire should work. I think in all cases the thing to bring is a freeze gun. See, it's never specified how much water you can bring. If you bring enough water, you win every time The water's temperature is also not ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 996270

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

submarine
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but they work for the genie, not you.

I wish for a phone app that mimics Heraclitus giving you advice.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 996270

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

borne
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it's the perfect bag for your indestructible shopping. However, it tends to shred your destructible shopping.

I wish Bay street was currently more street and less bay.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?
Replies: 25
Views: 5314

Re: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?

@Xanthir: thanks! But I don't think it answers OP's question. It does, short answer being: the cone response diagram I used is wrong. Ideally, the claim would be sourced, or at least have the alternate diagram there; but that is 100% an answer to my question. As for myself, I've never actually seen ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?
Replies: 25
Views: 5314

Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?

So I went to wikipedia and found a sample image of a rainbow . I color sampled the violet section (about 440 nm) and found a RGB value of 82 10 ,0,172 10 . When I compare that against another wikipedia reference for the absorption rates of cones and that rainbow image seems entirely wrong. The amoun...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313962

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, a large number of hurricanes with winds equal or in excess of 179 mph leads to a new category.

I wish that it turns out that Atlantic hurricanes are all caused by a Cape Verdian witch.

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