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Flagwaver

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  • Birthday 10/30/1978

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    Newberg, OR

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    Costuming, gaming, and Sumerology

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  1. Actually, you only hear the sound in the fighters. The reason that a group of us came up with (smart people, not just geeks), is electromagnetic interference from engines. Fighters and space transports have open comm systems so the pilots only need to talk and listen, no comm stations. So, when fighters fly by or whe nthe ship is flying, you get the sound over the speakers. With regards to the bridge scene in Empire, when the Falcon flew by the Star Destroyer bridge, the sound was over the bridge loudspeakers. It was close enough to trip them and give the engine sound.
  2. Actually, that is a better version of Robotech than I made.
  3. Not to change the subject, but right now I'm doing a Space marathon. Space: Above and Beyond and Firefly.
  4. I've actually got a couple of old school sci-fi cartoons translated into D6. Robotech and Starblazers. Robotech was fun and actually got me thinking about something that I have been putting off until I have refilled my sanity enough to actually tackle it... D6 MechWarrior. But, right now, I am happily converying the Star Wars Saga Edition into a D6 variant with some updated rules to introduce d20ers to the 'Capital D gaming' of D6.
  5. See, I never really got the point of Injure/Kill. I never used it in my campaigns because it is too similar to the overpowered OD&D non-save insta-kills.
  6. What is the deadline (no pun intended) for article turn-in? Also, what format would you like it in? I am limited to Office and can't do pdfs. So, if you PM me an email address to send it to, I'll shoot it out before the deadline.
  7. I am trying to do a Ghostbusters update for use with the D6 Adventure rules. Skills, equipment, ghosts, etc.
  8. So, having your Attributes and Skills separate. For example, bows. You have 4D in your bows, 2D+2 in your Dexterity and 3D+1 in your Strength. You can add the 4D to Dexterity for your attack or to your Strength for distance/damage, however you wish. So, you attack a giant at short range, you add 1D to Dex for attack and 3D to Str for damage. Like that?
  9. In my system, you always take at least 1 point of damage if you are hit, regardless of whether or not you resist the damage.
  10. And this is why I have modified both systems to include something a little more normalized that is a great deal easier to understand.
  11. This is the thing. They were trying to get the online gamers into the mix with an easier to understand system that the online gamers were used to. You level up and have to select powers. When in combat, you use powers. Powers take some time to reset. After the battle, loot the body and get XP. I joined some friends for D&D4e a couple of months ago, thinking that if I tried playing with a bunch of 4ers rather than 3.5ers, it would be better. Well... it didn't go over too well. It was my turn and I said that I wanted to leap into the middle of a group of four kobolds and use my Whirlwind Blade, a tactic I used quite a bit in 3.5. The DM looked at me like a dear in the headlights and asked if I has the jump attack power. I did not. He told me that the jumping skill couldn't be used in combat except to jump across pits or to grab things overhead, that I couldn't use it to vault an enemy without the jump attack power. At another point, I waded into the thick of things (more kobolds), and was attacking normally. I wasn't using my powers because none really seemed appropriate. The other players began complaining that I wasn't playing the game right. First of all, I have literally been playing D&D longer than any of them have been alive. Second, I didn't know that you were forced to attack with your powers. Third, I was the only player in the entire game to not drop below half hit points. (I was a paladin and had healing). In all, it has again turned me off of the whole 4e system. The 4e system was built to get online roleplayers to play the game. The traditional D&Ders have since gone to Pathfinder for, as they call it, D&D 3.75e. I mean, to use or even view any of the game supplements online, you must subscribe to the WOTC online. I swear, soon, WOTC will come out with their own MMO... D&D 4.5e.
  12. There is ancient proto-Hebrew pottery shards found in Goshen below the armory. It's interesting because it looks like a newer form of Cuneiform, but with some minor variances.

     

    As for the find in Iraq, an amateur archaeologist Army officer found a room inside the Temple of Ur that they didn't know was in it. It had some pottery and Sumerian tablets in it (not Babylonian).

  13. Flagwaver: "We went over the Enuma Elis and it made me realize that the Book of Genesis was just the Reader's Digest version of that document (tablet). That's when I started looking into Sumer and I found some very interesting facts. The reason the Book of Genesis is so similar to the Sumerian stories is because of Egypt... The Egyptians wouldn't let the Hebrews continue with their writing (part of their bondage), so their written history became an immediate oral history."

     

    Whill: I wasn't aware of any conclusive evidence that the Hebrews ever had a written history before Egypt, but that defintely is a logical explaination for why they didn't have one in Egypt. It is certainly possible they had one before Egypt that is now lost. And I agree with the rest of your conclusions.

     

    Flagwaver: "Otherwise, it is interesting, especially with the current finds over in Iraq."

     

    Whill: Current finds as in new? I'll have to catch up on my Archeaology magazine issues!

  14. Well, I actually began my major as Religion. It all changed after one class: History of the Old Testament. We went over the Enuma Elis and it made me realize that the Book of Genesis was just the Reader's Digest version of that document (tablet). That's when I started looking into Sumer and I found some very interesting facts. The reason the Book of Genesis is so similar to the Sumerian stories is because of Egypt... The Egyptians wouldn't let the Hebrews continue with their writing (part of their bondage), so their written history became an immediate oral history. Otherwise, it is interesting, especially with the current finds over in Iraq.

     

    As for Star Wars... I just love the story. :)

  15. They turned it into a computer game that you play without a computer. You can "design your character" for a subscription fee, as well as use a GUI to make your character look graphically, play and create maps in 3D, and do other things like a MMO. They sold out realy D&D to the WoW crowd, no offense to Wowers.
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