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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #125 on: April 21, 2018, 11:46:25 am »
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The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!
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« Reply #126 on: April 23, 2018, 08:54:23 am »
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Well RPGs are an area where I actually kind of get this, especially if the setting is medieval where you wouldn't have a standardized system in-world anyway and people would use their actual feet etc. to measure things.

I think you may be giving them too much credit. If they were really in it for the verisimilitude, then they would have different measurements of feet based on the king of the land they are visiting. Then you get into funky physics like an arrow being fired in Kingdom A at only 2/3 the distance of it being fired in Kingdom B.

I think this really boils down to grognards. Especially in Pathfinder, which exists solely because D&D players did not want to leave behind D&D 3rd edition, so they published their own rulebook of the open license rules and continued using the same rules for another 10 years. Pathfinder players are not known for being progressive.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #127 on: April 23, 2018, 10:03:51 am »
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Well, in TTRPGs, it's probably best to use the units you're the most familiar with. If you have to do conversions in your head, that breaks the immersion much more than using a unit which realistically couldn't be used by the characters of the setting but every player understands perfectly.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #128 on: April 23, 2018, 11:21:42 am »
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Well, in TTRPGs, it's probably best to use the units you're the most familiar with.

This is true for everybody. We work best with what is familiar to us. I still use feet and pounds in everything. I recognize that it would be easier overall if America switches to metric, but there would be a period of growing pains. I'm guilty of this too. If we suddenly went metric I'd be thrown off if someone told me to drive 800 meters and then turn left. I'm actually pretty bad about being told to turn left in 300 feet too, but it'd be worse if it were metric for me.

So yeah, it would be easier to use the units people are familiar with in TTRPGs. Seems like RPGs would be the best place to change systems since it's not that important to get the units right in a game. Not like getting confused cooking something or sending directions.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #129 on: April 26, 2018, 08:59:20 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #130 on: April 26, 2018, 11:30:13 pm »
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test

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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #131 on: April 28, 2018, 06:41:53 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #132 on: May 05, 2018, 07:44:40 am »
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #133 on: May 05, 2018, 01:29:15 pm »
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What in the multiverses was that?

Lol that they are Norwegians :D

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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #134 on: May 05, 2018, 11:08:52 pm »
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http://brainchip.thecomicseries.com/comics/first/

Check this out, it's awesome.

Well, shit, now I'm sucked in.

Gives me an interesting idea for an RPG though.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #135 on: May 06, 2018, 01:56:06 am »
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I had a dream where someone made this big, complicated graph deciding whether or not something should be posted in Random Stuff or if it should go in a new thread.  It kind of reminded me of those phase diagrams posted a while back, and it included criteria such as how interesting it is, how much discussion you are expecting to get from it, and how exciting/exhilarating the topic is.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #136 on: May 06, 2018, 04:09:30 am »
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http://brainchip.thecomicseries.com/comics/first/

Check this out, it's awesome.

Awesome, I couldn’t stop until i finished it!
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #137 on: May 07, 2018, 08:47:41 am »
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http://brainchip.thecomicseries.com/comics/first/

Check this out, it's awesome.

I don't feel the payoff at the end was worth it. It became a jumbled mess IMO. But having a protagonist shift is an underused device, and I feel that was successfully done here. It was remarkably consistent in its worldview, even bringing back older elements we had forgotten about.

And the opening was pretty fun. It makes me wonder if this was one of the inspirations for the Rick and Morty episode with splitting possibilities, though the ability to talk with your other selves is a nice touch, especially since it helped get Ulf out of some sticky situations.

The Buddhist virus makes me wonder if the artist knew what Buddhism was or if they simply chose something absurd to offset the Christian virus. It was not subtle in its disdain for religion though.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2018, 07:19:46 pm »
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In 2011, someone made a thread called "1-card Combo" on f.ds.

The card in question was Farming Village.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #139 on: May 17, 2018, 09:49:58 am »
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In 2011, someone made a thread called "1-card Combo" on f.ds.

The card in question was Farming Village.

Even though the OP way way wrong; I feel like the welcome to a new poster could have been more welcoming. No idea why Theory locked that thread.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #140 on: May 17, 2018, 10:07:33 am »
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #141 on: May 17, 2018, 12:39:13 pm »
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I linked the card alchemy revealtion in a non Dominon Discord and forgot this post was in it:

I hope this is the first thread someone finds on f.ds.

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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #142 on: May 18, 2018, 10:48:48 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2018, 03:19:49 pm »
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What have we done...

Thanks for posting this. Otherwise I'd have missed out on a lot of funny posts.

Totally unrelated – what is the common English term for the person doing a lecture or tutorial at a university that works in both cases? That person isn't always a professor. Lecturer?
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #144 on: May 19, 2018, 05:01:17 pm »
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What have we done...

Thanks for posting this. Otherwise I'd have missed out on a lot of funny posts.

Totally unrelated – what is the common English term for the person doing a lecture or tutorial at a university that works in both cases? That person isn't always a professor. Lecturer?

Instructor
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #145 on: May 19, 2018, 07:39:57 pm »
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What have we done...

Thanks for posting this. Otherwise I'd have missed out on a lot of funny posts.

Totally unrelated – what is the common English term for the person doing a lecture or tutorial at a university that works in both cases? That person isn't always a professor. Lecturer?

Sometimes Lecturer.  Depends on the college.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #146 on: May 19, 2018, 07:42:45 pm »
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My problem with estimating centimeters is that because I'm in the United States, the only time I use centimeters is in science, and in those cases the actual values they quantify don't really matter, and I end up thinking of centimeters as short inches.  However, I've noticed that in my mind I sometimes think of it being about 1.5 centimeters to an inch, not 2.5 centimeters to an inch...

Wait... WAIT. I know the US uses a lot of Imperial units, but do you seriously like not even use cm and m on a daily basis? Like, do schoolkids not have standard 15cm/30cm rulers? Do people not know doorframes are about 2m high? Is it not common knowledge that 1 mile is 1 kilometer, 609 metres, 34 centimetres and 4 milimetres? Okay that last one is maybe not common here either but still, this blows my mind that you guys are using feet and inches for... most things?

I'm sorry you had to find out this way.  It really is terrible, especially for those of us who actually prefer metric.  Maybe by the end of my life it'll change; I'm trying to teach our kids to use metric.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #147 on: May 19, 2018, 07:44:47 pm »
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I agree with silverspawn, people often are bad at estimating measurements.
For example, I recently ordered something 20 centimeters long, and it was less than half the size i had imagined.

Was... was this supposed to be a dick joke?
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #148 on: May 19, 2018, 09:07:38 pm »
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I don't know anybody who uses metric units over here. I agree that it's troubling, but then it's hardly the only anti intellectual trend in the US.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #149 on: May 20, 2018, 08:54:37 am »
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What have we done...

Thanks for posting this. Otherwise I'd have missed out on a lot of funny posts.

Totally unrelated – what is the common English term for the person doing a lecture or tutorial at a university that works in both cases? That person isn't always a professor. Lecturer?

Instructor

"Tutor" would be okay in a lot of settings, and I think it has more academic connotations than "instructor". It's true that in the UK, "professor" is usually reserved for tenured professorships, whereas in the US it tends to mean almost anyone with an academic teaching post. It also depends on what you understand by the word tutorial :-)
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