The thing that gets me about Level Drain is that it basically creates player lag. To remove a level of a character is no simple thing. You lose HP, Spells, Base attack, skills, feats, etc, and it just ends up being a real pain to have to deal with as a player and especially as a DM. I think I just had everything… » 8/29/14 11:03am Friday 11:03am

I think there is a point where we forgive all authors, actors, and directors for their sins. And that is the moment of their deaths. Then, no matter what sort of crap they did, either within their stories, or in their regular lives, we can just get back to actually enjoying the best parts of their work. » 8/27/14 8:37am 8/27/14 8:37am

There was one strip, where two of the characters talked about death, and how much of a difference it makes to their lives knowing that they know who the Gods are and they have an afterlife waiting for them, and how different and less violent life would be if you *didn't* know for certain. Some surprisingly deep… » 8/27/14 7:21am 8/27/14 7:21am

The Da Vinci Code really annoyed me for doing the whole "This is based on a True Story" crap, and then basically ripped off some wingnut historical conspiracy theory. Also, if you figure out the puzzle before the characters do, the book becomes a real slog waiting for them to figure it out while complaining about how… » 8/27/14 6:56am 8/27/14 6:56am

All I remember from my metagaming in White Wolf was that your average Gangrel's second level power was the single cheapest way for doing Aggravated (non-healable) damage right from the gate (by growing claws), and it couldn't be stolen from you or checked at the door. I'll always take the ability to tear up a… » 8/15/14 11:22am 8/15/14 11:22am

Why prove the stories of the Old Testament? Because those stories inform on the New Testament a great deal, from references that Jesus makes to prophecies that the Gospels were supposed to fulfill. Keep in mind, this isn't just Genesis and the Flood, but Exodus, Kings, and a lot of other stuff that serious scholars… » 8/15/14 10:18am 8/15/14 10:18am