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Does flirting with a character in game make me more likely to have her fall for me in real life, or is it as pathetic and awkward as pic related?
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Naval Wargames General

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Thread about cute boats and games related to them.
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Why do female casters always dress so skimpy?
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/hwg/ - Historical Wargames General

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Ambush In Cork Edition

Previous thread: >>52150292

Get in here, post games, miniatures, questions, whatever you like.

List of mini providers:

List of Historical Tactical, Strategic, and Military Drill treatises:

ZunTsu Gameboxes:

/hwg/ Steam Group:

Games, Ospreys & References folders:!ZAoVjbQB!iGfDqfBDpgr0GC-NHg7KFQ
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First time DM here. How do I build a horror campaign?
I'll be using the dread system to DM a game in a few weeks, and I feel insecure. How do I go about building a plot? I wanna surprise my players and give them a genuinelly fun and dread experience.
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>"Paladins are not stupid, and in general there is no rule of Lawful Good against killing enemies. The old adage about nits making lice applies. Also, as I have often noted, a paladin can freely dispatch prisoners of Evil alignment that have surrendered and renounced that alignment in favor of Lawful Good. They are then sent on to their reward before they can backslide.

>An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is by no means anything but Lawful and Good. Prisoners guilty of murder or similar capital crimes can be executed without violating any precept of the alignment. Hanging is likely the usual method of such execution, although it might be beheading, strangulation, etc. A paladin is likely a figure that would be considered a fair judge of criminal conduct..."

>"...I will state unequivocally that in the alignment system as presented in OAD&D, an eye for an eye is lawful and just, Lawful Good, as misconduct is to be punished under just laws. Lawful Neutrality countenances malign laws. Lawful Good does not.

>Mercy is to be displayed for the lawbreaker that does so by accident. Benevolence is for the harmless. Pacifism in the fantasy milieu is for those who would be slaves. They have no place in determining general alignment, albeit justice tempered by mercy is a NG manifestation, whilst well-considered benevolence is generally a mark of Good." -Gary Gygax 2005

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Alot of what Gygax said in this response is solid, and I certainly don't debate the use of violent punishment to uphold justice in a medieval society. But... well, there's one bit of his response that I find really fucking disturbing, the casual citing of that "old adage about nits making lice".

Was Gygax just ignorant as to the origins of that expression, and thought it meant something different? Because that old adage comes from real-life child murderers who were justifying actual genocide.
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Are Orcs the Heirs of Conan's Legacy?

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Just browsed a shitload of Frazetta's work and it started to dawn on me...

Orcs seem like they are the heirs of Conan in popular fantasy. When I think of orcs in Warcraft, Half-Orcs in D&D, Pathfinder, etc. it made me realize that they fill the "cunning barbarian" trope that Conan established. Sure, you do occasionally have human barbarians in fantasy... but it seems like orcs are just more widespread. If you're playing 5e, Half-Orcs are THE race for barbarian.

If you play WoW, orcs have that classic Conan-inspired look that was pioneered by Frazetta. Blizzard even goes out of their way to get the best Frazetta-inspired artist on the market (Alex Horley) to draw their orcs. If you went up to your average Joe and asked him what he thought a typical barbarian in a typical fantasy world would look like, 9/10 times I'm sure he'd say a hulking, green orc with an axe in his hands.

What do you think? Am I completely off the mark here?
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Should princesses be allowed to dress casual?
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Is there any game where all of you play different flavors of Necromancer?