General Discussion Thread of DOOM

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by TorontRayne, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    For what its worth I can attest that GoT and Skyrim have made it easier to get people into D&D. Ive had conversations with people who would say "Can I play a character and base them off of say a GoT character" ? Most often it would be either a fighter or barbarian class type, which is an easier/less complex class to play as first time out. Those mainstream fantasy properties also give people who wouldn't know (casual) the right words/language to use. I'm biased in that I am for anything that grows D&D and the greater tabletop gaming fanbase. I know many online have been playing/promoting tabetop gaming for the past decade too.
     
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  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Looking back on my life, my current work persona as an efficient, quick on his feet workaholic would look really weird to my College teachers. I was a pretty bad student when it came to delivering shit on time and such. And I was a bad Freelancer too during those 2 years I lived off that, mostly because I never actively looked for contracts unless the money from the latest one was running out and I slept a lot, it's almost as if finding that woman who commited suicide in front of my apartment's door on the morning of my first day at work flicked a switch in my brain or something. Who would've thought that's all I needed.
     
  3. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I remember that. So that is when the Walpknut got his shit straight. Life is short. I advise everyone with issues to go watch someone commit suicide for therapy.
     
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  4. R.Graves

    R.Graves Functionally Defective

    Apr 21, 2016
    Both are stories about civil war and dragons. But one managed to make such a concept mind numbingly boring. Guess which.
     
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Man, that's a hard one.
     
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  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Trick question, the answer is all of the above.
     
  7. Serifan

    Serifan Berserk Orderite Orderite

    Aug 3, 2006
    What's it this shut Order thread is much more gay.
     
  8. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005


    Sad? Take a farting horse.
     
  9. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 17, 2016
  10. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi First time out of the vault

    Jul 14, 2017
    Really been hating about the knife attack that happened 2 days ago here, because it gave me bad headache and depression. It has worn off, but even just reminding about it tends to get me sad very fast.
    It's one of these things that also reinforces the idea of banning immigrants to avoid these kind of situations. Not the best solution, but I would put my nation above all else.

    Really excited however to get back to working after 2 weeks, taking care of elders. I don't think that job is easy to screw up for anti-social person like me.
     
  11. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40999568

    Just read this story and...damn. Just...what? How in the ef can an elevator, a HOSPITAL elevator, decapitate you? How is that even possible? I mean, over here elevators are, well, safe. I've seen vids of elevators and escalators in China killing folks, so I guess they make their owns are not very good at making them.

    Are elevators etc. safe where you live? Cause if they're not, average life must be pretty stressful.
     
  12. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    She was probably too tan. The elevator built by white supremacist capitalist patriarchists probably thought she was a black woman and decided to kill her.
     
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  13. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Come on, get in your Germanic "machines are my thing, I know all about them because I am a Germanic machine-person" - mindset and tell me, in layman's terms, what type of elevator would do that, what should an elevator be like in order to be considered 'safe' and what does a pina colada cost in Spain.
     
  14. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It can happen with any elevator, really. All that needs to happen is the detection that the doors are still open. One broken cable or connection and that's it. The article says how the doors closed and opened a few times and then the elevator began to rise. Sounds like the door mechanism failed.
    The doors detect if there's something in the way by a photosensor and a pressure sensor, but if the door never even attempts to close properly those won't help, either.
    Accidents happen, you can't have 100% safety. Maintenance usually should catch these failures, but it can happen anyway.
     
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  15. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi First time out of the vault

    Jul 14, 2017
    Hmh, that news piece reminds me of this:
     
  16. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    We should probably begin to worry when decapitating elevators become some kind of raging epidemic I:
     
  17. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005


    She is just mad guys.
     
  18. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Americans...They have that cowboy/rodeo/surfer gene in them.