It's me TEOR-MMMM, I am here to let you know that the thread Who really is Yang Xiao Long has been deleted. At this point, I have understood the folly of my actions, but I wish to also leave such matters under the bridge, but for me, I wanted it to be permanent and never go back to such thoughts, so I deleted it.
But still, I want to thank you again for your help in clarfiying things for me, my anxiety got the best of me, but now I'm better.
If you want to know why it was deleetd, this is my explanation to you about it so you won't be left in the dark about it.
Gen Lock looks like it has good combat, and it has a Tennant, so I'll probably watch it.
Intro that never really got me all that excited.
Starting off with atmospheric music that could be taken down a notch.. Why is Ruby alone?
Is that bad feeling a delayed hangover? At least they're not trying to go out on a winter night.
A journal? That's probably useful.
Looks like they pretty well all things considered.
Oh granny cracks can of laughter
That's a different bottle. Jumpy are we Ruby?
Sleepy Weiss is relatable.
Add a third bottle to the count. Ruby is getting tired of this. Good thing they didn't show him the cellar.
Awww, that's sweet. You should listen to that advise too.
SLEEP IS BAD. Also, what looks like an active tire de-icer that can be attached to motorcycles. Cool, but I'd advise chains too. Unless it's just a tow hitch.
Wrong thing to say Granny.
No, that's the writers trying to take their time. That said, they run your little universe, so I guess it counts. Tired = danger.
Weiss doesn't want to go home, but this place is making it worse. Stop that Yang. Blank stares creep me out. Thank you Jin.
Annnd she's awake again. Thank you Adrenaline.
Safety in numbers.
Stupid indeed Granny.
I hope you girls charged your scrolls. Jumpscare timer commenced.
Granny is about to find something imporant.
And their name and existence was spoiled. HELLO! Ruby, it's time to kill!
That is oh so cheap, but I can't deny that it's scary.
Listen to the old lady. Arewyou sure that the way to go?
How much tunnel is there!?
Thank you Blake, you got ruby to fire three, and that flash snapped everyone to attention.
THANK YOU GRANNY! FIRE 4!
Called it. Same house they started in.
Atta' girl Weiss! Burn the booze and the Grimm. Just run before the casks in the basement go up.
These Apathy are some serious nightmare fuel. They'll make a good addition, even if the audience is scared.
That... is appaling. Using Grimm to keep people calm to raise profits... Well I'm guessing that his, "I'll do it tomorrow," attitude meant they were already affecting him. So don't kidnap Grmm from their pack, go it.
That's the spirit Yang.
Do tell Granny, I'm looking forward to the next episode. Yes! Ruby inquired about her eyes again! While I prediced Maria's eyes, it was confirmed in a spoiler.
But it is not just their behavior and how little they fit with the setting that I can critique. I've had a little detail from one of your posts that I just couldn't get of my head while trying to focus on work and finals.
Now I have the time to thoroughly analyse why your group doesn't work. This isn't just my opinion, but logic at work.
"Nearly 85% of RDF Hunters are Chameloen Faunus, With a small group of humans being picked to be Hunters. Many human hunters will carry a cloaking device to mimic the natural camouflage abilities of their Faunus counterparts."
This alone is a major problem.
The amount of kidnapping and breeding tgat would be required to achieve these numbers is laughable in its implausibility. You say that the operatives are indoctrinated from a young age, and
Yes I wil watch Gen:lock. Actually skipped the intro today.
WTH are they wearing!? I nearly burst into laughter when I saw those idiots. They have already lost all credibility with me because of those outfits. Their doofy mannerisms don't help at all. These clowns are going to slow the episode way down on thier own with how many times I need to center myself. And with the "march" they are a lost cause. Not even a gatling laser could make me take these schmucks seriously. I just hope they don't get grating.
Can't say I've been there (yet) Granny, but airport security might as well be an invention of hell. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE'S BONES!? I refuse to take this trope lying down.
Ya sure it's just one stick Granny? What did you do Nora? Just add a new gate at the mainland end of the bridge, and don't see anyone who hasn't gotten an appointment or at least spoken with the casttle. Lockdown, it's a simple concept.
Going to let the video run silent until it catches back up. And now it won't even finish the gen:lock promo.
I'm back, and it seems to be running reasonably well.
So she's not just an uptight beuracrat who sweats every detail, she's an arrogant propoganda spouter. oh joy. I agree with granny, though there had to be more remote and isolated bases. And I already want her to shut her trap and get a comeuppance with minimal collateral damage.
So why didn't she just go on lockdown? It's not a wholey unreasonable move, and I could see her getting behind that with no concern of how it looks.
Preaching to the choir Yang.
Racist too? Well I'm hoping she gets discharged, assuming nothing happens to her.
Can we please go see a smuggler now? I knew this was a flawed idea a long time ago.
That was your only plan Qrow? This was an issue you needed to solve before you found out Oz was fighting in the face of seemingly inevitable defeat. You're right Blake, it wasn't for nothing.
Ah, how to win. THe question we've been working on for weeks.
He didn't have a choice Jaune. Stop getting hysterical. You don't need to give your haters any more ammo.
Is JNPR going to stay behind? That's going to hamper their chances.
Atta girl Ruby, you're thinking like a leader now. Being a leader is a heavy burden.
YES! Please discuss. Now you're interested. Could have at least tried to ask Oz when there wasn't so much distrust, and there was an abundance of time.
So they're calling it a wyvern now. Admittedly a giant wyvern, but we didn't need to reopen that debate. It does raise the question of whether there are documented smaller instances.
Granny was home-schooled in combat and being an SEW by her dad. Granny scored higher than anyone else on the day she applied for her liscence, which you at least could get if you proved your skills, even if you didn't attend an academy. Great gramps was wise enough to recognize the implications of the obscurity and rarity, and the need for secrecy.
Granny has heightened senses and awareness and possibly minor precognition. Silver Eyes can blind Grimm. Granny says that weapons and Semblances are more useful. RED LIKE ROSES. So the SEWs may indeed have power passed from the GoL. Can't properly practice in safety. This Will Be the Day.
Stop celebrating you porly dressed idiots, this is a major incident. Also, you're all going to be disciplined for not keeping an eye on the scopes, assuming you live.
Ammo detonation, good call. Still not sniper range. One missile left? Based on the amount of missiles in one pod, and the assumed 5 other pods, I find that hard to believe. Also, that missile catch last episdoe was BS. I would have thought Cordovin would be out of missiles though, or are there more that get loaded into the tubes?
She shoots, and misses. Well hopefully this will remind you that you need practice being a sharpshooter, and eventually a sniper.
Any flight training Oz? Not coming out yet I see.
Why did you call them apes?
THey build those Mantas sturdy don't they.
Blah blah blah, just die already. Tag team him into a grave!
Low blow A-hole.
And now the fun starts. Nice timing Blake. YES!!!!!! HE'S DEAD!
Stab damage + bleeding out + potential spinal damage X passing out underwater = oh so dead.
Nice going pipsqueak.
Not a bad design for Grimmzilla. That's a lot of killer kitties. Let's hope they don't remember that they could just bombard the city.
I'm already watching, and why isn't the second episode up yet? You dropped the first two at the same time. You can cut the adds
So they can have doors, it's just not obviious that they do, and they're not the most convenitently placed. Still a bad design.
I'm a guy, so I'm not going to attempt to analyze the thinking behind these new outfits.
Yeah, I totally believe that thing is rated for intercontinetal flights. Someon'es been practicing. Still doesn't have an Atlas IFF or authorization codes.
Referencing your kills, why do I feel like one of you is going to take a shot at the other? Apart from the spoilers I mean.
I like what they're going for, but this isn't dynamic enough for a battle.
Put a sock in it you dwarf of a hag. This is only happening because you used a purpose built mech meant for fighting a Grimm just like this one on a bunch of Hunstmen (in training) instead of AA batteries or another aircraft. Go to heck.
Try talking to a mirror.
This is on Adam Blake. and he's dead!
Well Oz is still hiding, so you're the de facto expert in terms of experience.
I like that there are multiple levels, but we know that's coing to fail. Ididn't even finish typing before fwoosh.
That's a good combo, but what are the others?
Still want to see her summon episode 8's Nevermore.
Yes focus one the...trauma. Ooops.
Thanks Jin, you actually answered my question. You're a macguffin, not a character. Thanks for clearing that up. A nice macguffin.
SUMMER! YOU GO RUBY! That's a song I want to hear more of.
I get why big boy broke out, but shouldn't all the fodder have been drowned at least? Never mind, we get to see the mecha drill stab. Happy Sentry.
That's a start Cordovin, but it is a good start.
Good choice Qrow. And you get to be complimented by your idol.
So how is Blake going to stay warm?
I see the normal knees mentality is here again. Can we see some more weapon nerd next Volume?
That's what I thought was likely.
Already? Corsses fingers for visible border defenses. DANG IT!
Why would you design it like that you stupid elitists? You're even higher in the cold air, which I'd assume means you have to adjust for air currents. Not to mention the Dust requirements of jsut keeping it aloft in ideal conditions. Before anyone brings up Amity, that was an arena, this is a Damocles city! Even ignoring all of that, what about expansion?
Whoops, forgot about the post credit scene. Of course she made a flying monkey. Also, we got to see her directily maipulate their forms. That's a lot. What was with that last bit of her summoning the goo?
May as well move over to message wall. My favorite on The Last Stand (album) is a tossup between The Final Battle (for the specific event it covers) and Winged Hussars (becaused the Winged Hussars did, in fact, arrive.)
Overall my favorite Sabaton song is probably The Ballad of Bull or Man of 3 Armies.
The Van Canto cover of Primo Victoria is also (in my opinion) one of the best covers of all time.
Lauri Törni, latter known as Larry Thorne, is a soldier who lived in three countries and fought for every one of them. First in Finland, then Germany during world war II, and the United States where he died during Vietnam. Highly decorated soldier with three seperate military careers.
They weren't just brave, they were smart. Cutting the engines and gliding in to save fuell? Genius; cost effective and stealthier.
To Hell and Back is amazing once you know the full story behind it.
Smart, but crazy risky, and that's excluding the forgoing of parachutes, the frostbite and being frosen in the seat, going onto the wing to manually release the bombs. Those women deserve some serious respect. I don't think they've gotten a major movie yet, and that need to be rectified.
The teacher finds great merit in the metal, but the high school(I'm guessing) students are flummoxed? Priceless.
I quite enjoy the fact that many of these songs are based in real history. Real life can be badass and inspiring in the extreme.
While Saboton didn't do a song about this one, when I heard their song about the Luftwaffe pilot who escorted a B-17 to safety, I was reminded of how pilot veterans from opposing sides of the Vietnam war actually became friends in the early 2000's. This was after one of them shot the other down in combat.
Since we've already got an active line, mind if we talk some Shadowrun?
I actually shared some Saboton with my dad. He's not one of those types who hate metal, he actually has serious respect for the work that goes into good metal. His brother compared the underlying intellect and effort of Mettallica to Behtoven.
Shadowrun the tabletop? Sure. I've got limited experience though.
Metal, like all music, is an art form. Honestly I'd say a lot of it has more going into it than Beethoven and other classical compositions because beyond just instruments, there's lyrics to add meaning.
I've literally played like one proper session, it was a first taste at a convention.
We did have a very interesting game, though. Our Johnson was some kind of reference to Jersey Shore , which was EXTRA weird since we were in NeoTokyo. He hired us to break into a grid hub in the undercity to destroy some data that he didn't want getting around.
We were short on time (both in and out of game) so we basically skipped the planning phase of the run entirely and just flew by the seat of our pants.
What ended up happening is that my character came up with the idea to lure the security out of the building by faking a shooting on the street outside; my brother's character was the "victim", he was running a shapeshifter so we had him transform into some random and fake a bullet wound, used motor oil from my character's truck as fake blood. Everyone rolled great on their rolls to fake it.... except my brother who was, to quote the GM, "hamming it up a bit." I believe the exact line he used was "Help! Help I've been shot!" in the most awkward, over-the-top tone possible. Didn't work because it turns out the guards were drones on autopilot but it kept them distracted watching out the front windows while the rest of us got inside and disabled the external cameras.
After that it was more or less smooth sailing because the dice gods were on our side. We managed to wipe out four fairly powerful auto turrets in one round, we planted the virus to destroy the data, then turned off the cooling system for good measure so the entire server building burst into flames.
Oh, we also disabled and stole all the guard drones but we ran into some Yaks on the way out. They were PISSED that we were running in their territory without asking permission, but instead of bullshitting them we appologized and turned the drones over as a peace offering.
I think we honestly surprised them by beng sincerely appologetic and willing to pay tribute so they just kind of... let us go.
Nah. I think he was scared of us when we returned uninjured and with the mission being an effectively flawless success.
After the game I did some retrofitting of my character (I was using a pregen because character creation in Shadowurn takes FOREVER). I ended up swapping out a stun baton for a Victorinox Memory Blade. Basically a sword made from a programmable memory metal alloy so it can be disguised and worn as things lke belts, bracelets, etc. I'm using the full size model rather than the dagger so I went with a forearm guard/bracer. Bladed weapons are perfectly legal in NeoTokyo as long as they're only reach 1, while guns are SUPER illegal.
And that's why my character uses a bow instead of a firearm. Also carries around two paint grenades; one is loaded with glue, and the other one is loaded with industrial lubricant.
So would the game system be accomodating of me lulling my enemies and potential opponents into a false sense of security by blatantly packing gear you'd expect to see by socialites who'd buy these pieces because they can be set to match clothes? All the while hiding my real gear?
Also, since I plan on playing rigger if the opportunity to play ever comes up, could I put some sawed-off double barrels under/in the seat in case anyone nasty (who isn't working with me) anyone opens the door?
You'd have to put points into charisma to be any good at it. Shadowrun is a game of minmaxing and specialization, which is why it's important to have a balanced party -even more so than other tabletops. A rigger needs to focus in spendign their karma on skills for operating drones and vehicles. You absolutely can play the game that way as a rigger, but their specialty is not in social stealth.
You can always keep a weapon stashed in your car; in fact you'd be stupid NOT to keep a gun in the car. Although, if you're playing rigger, the better option would be to shell out the nuyen for a pop-out weapon mount on your vehicle of choice. Nothing says "back off motherfucker" like a minigun popping out of the trunk and locking onto the poor sap trying to break in.
I forgot about the need to min-max. I was thinking a charismatic rigger could do the "normal civvie" act 4 blocks away while minding the getaway vehicle, drones, and maybe a surpressed sniper rifle for overwatch. Probably just better to stay out of the way of cops and concerned citizens.
True. I was thinking that having a few sawed-offs in the seat would be a good (cheap) emergency measure. Maybe not.
Riggers operate in full-stim meaning they aren't entirely 'there' while they're rigging, they tend to be tranced out a bit as they simultaneously operate multiple machines with their mind. Not exactly the ideal mental state for a cocktail party. You're better off staying in the car (possibly inside a rigger cocoon) and operating from inside your main vehicle, which for any rigger worth his salt is going to be tricked the hell out anyways.
It never hurts to have extra guns on hand, obviously. Every Runner should carry (and be proficient with) at least some kind of side-arm.
I wasn't so much thinking cocktail party (the fancy overpriced holdouts were just a general question), but more of a, "friendly guy just passing through, No need to worry, let alone call the authorities."
They have their cocoons?
Probably would invest in other categories anyway. How realistic are the effective ranges on Shadowrun shotguns?
Oh yeah, they pack one hell of a punch. Guns in Shadowrun are fairly realistic in that just a couple solid hits will kill most things that aren't a troll or wearing full body armor. It's a game where you die fast when the shit hits the fan, which is why it's more about stealth and planning than it is direct combat.
I would however be concerned about a TROLL in full body armor, because that's basically a living tank and you'd better hope to hell it's not a street sam or an adept.
None of the base metatypes are especially good at it, though Trolls and Orks aren't quite as good due to having lower logic and intelligence limits. Good news is, if you throw enough skills points at something the lower attribute doesn't even make much of a difference.
For example, an elf, dwarf or halfing (I don't remember all the types and sub-types) would be making a much bigger sacrifice of their natural body to install a submachine gun than a troll or that sub-type from India with all the arms.
Essence is your metahumanity encapsulated in a number. In Shadowrun, you have ample opportunities to alter your body or push it beyond its normal limits. Such actions often have a cost, and they can result in a loss of a portion of your metahumanity, which means a loss of Essence points. Each character starts with an Essence rating of 6, and it acts as a cap on the amount of alterations you can adopt. When it’s gone, it doesn’t come back. It also affects the Magic and Resonance attributes, as losses in Essence are reflected by losses in Magic and Resonance. While denizens of the Sixth World are accustomed to seeing a variety of augmentations and alterations to the metahuman form, the “uncanny valley” still exists. The uncanny valley is the disconcerting effect that happens when people see something that is almost, but not quite, metahuman. An animated cartoon with exaggerated features looks fine to metahuman eyes, but a computer program that closely, but not exactly, replicates human appearance is a troubling and unpleasant sight to most viewers. This is what happens when people see others with augmentations—on some level, people notice there is something less (or more) human about that, and they respond to it negatively. The change may not be exactly visible, but it is in some way noticeable—in one way or another, a person has become less human, and on some level other people notice this. This is why a character’s Essence is included in the calculation of their Social limit.
Basically, essence is what makes a person, well... a person. Chopping yourself up to strap robot pieces on eats away at that.
Well if I ever get enough into the game to starte running homebrew games, I might just have to tinker with that, but I'll probably be okay with this rule by the time I get to playing my first game, by which point it will already be the 6th age. I'm thinking of calling it Jensen Rules.
I'd just have to find the balancing points for specific meta types. For example, cyberarms wouldn't cost as much essence from the many-armed metas, but legs, eyes, and organs would be the same. Maybe allow for different cyberware options based on size, like allow full on assault rifles or even heavy weapons to be integrated into tolls. Different blade sizes, that kind of thing.
Admittedly this would make some races obscenely poular and character creation take longer, but it would be intteresting to tinker.
Don't have enough combat experience to say for sure. I can't really say either is more important as it's pretty circumstancial. On one hand you could be dealing with a dude wearing full SWAT gear where you need something BIG just to punch through the kevlar; on the other hand you could be dealing withthe streak and all that damage means jack squat because you can't hit the slippery bastard.
This is for a hypothetical npc. In general (not necessarily any specific setting) where should novices turn to for gear that will see field use, making (heavy) shots count, or having p lo plenty of shots to try again?
Rats! I lost another post, with a paragraph of insight into potential story opportunities. This is what happens when I post links without keeping the tabs open or copying them. Well, this is on you Sentry.