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dz

  • joined Sep 28, 2012
  • last login Sep 01, 2014
  • posts 9
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Software Engineer at Vox Media for Polygon, The Verge, and SB Nation.

Twitter: @dz

Website: Flickr

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This wasn’t a random threat. This was a threat made by a group who had already claimed responsibility for the DDOS attacks on Sony PSN. The success of that attack lends more credence to the bomb threat, deserved or not.

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tbh, I’m not a huge fan of Numenera. The setting is super nice and interesting, and I really like the lore they’ve writetn. But the actual system?

It feels inconsistent, and disjointed. Many modifiers feel numerically arbitrary, rather than a logical extension of a more holistic system. It felt more complicated than it needed to be, with too many edge cases where numerical and mechanical special cases just didn’t feel justified.

The best rules light system that I’ve used is still probably TSR’s old, unfortunately largely forgotten Alternity system. That had an almost perfect balance of dice rolling and modifiers in a coherent system, and a ruleset that let the DM calculate things on the fly while still giving players the feeling of playing within the game, versus mechanics that feel arbitrary or mechanically unjust.

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Then why can’t I play Hotline Miami, Rogue Legacy or Luftrausers on my 3DS? :(

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