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Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 12 months ago #114666

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Time to find your inner Bruce Willis..

Asteroid mining plans have started


how much additional mass added to the earth can be gained before it becomes too heavy to spin or orbit around the sun without decaying into a collision path with it, or escape its orbit?


It would take a lot of mass to have any noticeable effect on a planet's spin or orbit.

On the other hand, being able to mine an asteroid implies being able to alter it's orbit with the possible result of putting it into conflict with a planet's orbit. That would have an effect.

So, who wants to have an argument with a crusty old asteroid miner about his back taxes?

Mark Gosdin


they don't have to, because they added that none of them had to pay taxes... EVER AGAIN. back or forward taxes even.

but the concept of asteroid mining might could use its own thread, cause that and the implications of it both good/bad are interesting on many levels.

Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 12 months ago #114703

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Monte Cook leaves Wizards of the Coast and quits working on D&D (5e) Next before his contract finishes.


:dances:

~sings~ ding dong the witch is dead, the wicked witch is dead!

i can't say i ever liked a thing he ever did with D&D from Planescape trash in 2nd edition, to the entirety of 3rd edition. he may be a good designer, but he doesnt fit with D&D and its genre with his ideas.
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Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 12 months ago #114705

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shadzar wrote:
Monte Cook leaves Wizards of the Coast and quits working on D&D (5e) Next before his contract finishes.


:dances:

~sings~ ding dong the witch is dead, the wicked witch is dead!

i can't say i ever liked a thing he ever did with D&D from Planescape trash in 2nd edition, to the entirety of 3rd edition. he may be a good designer, but he doesnt fit with D&D and its genre with his ideas.


Not familiar with his D&D work. He was at the last RadCon and seemed like a decent guy. I have no interest in D&D though since it turned more into a miniature game then a role-playing game.
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Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 12 months ago #114730

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ShawnMerrow wrote:
shadzar wrote:
Monte Cook leaves Wizards of the Coast and quits working on D&D (5e) Next before his contract finishes.


:dances:

~sings~ ding dong the witch is dead, the wicked witch is dead!

i can't say i ever liked a thing he ever did with D&D from Planescape trash in 2nd edition, to the entirety of 3rd edition. he may be a good designer, but he doesnt fit with D&D and its genre with his ideas.


Not familiar with his D&D work. He was at the last RadCon and seemed like a decent guy. I have no interest in D&D though since it turned more into a miniature game then a role-playing game.


neither was i until about 2004, but it seems he did a lot with 2nd edition Planescape, and the one considered father of 3rd edition. thus why WotC sought him back in part to help get Pathfinder players back as D&D customers, since Pathfinder is supposedly 3.75 edition.

nothing done to D&D since WotC took over has ben in anyway usefull and this extends to WotC being bought by HASBRO as well.

Dragon Magazine archive lost them AD&D to Kenzer CO over copyright violations, right after the artist war for MtG; which gave birth to Hackmaster and prevented WotC from touching AD&D and forcing them to name a shoddy AD&D update as 3rd edition D&D.

if you look at any OGL product it is based on Monte's work as the entire GOL system and SRD are pretty much Monte's fix for 2nd edition.

the only good thing anyone at WotC did for D&D was the prepainted minis, Dragon Magazine Archive, AD&D Core Rules 2.0 + Expansion CD-ROM, and Fogottern Realms Interactive Atlas, with a free mini version of Campaign Cartographer 2.

if you are morbidly curious like me sign up for the public playtest of 5e that is being released on May 24th (announced shortly after Monte announced he quit in a Chris Robertson/DC Comics fashion)

Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 12 months ago #114801

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It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. To boldly go where no main character will go...
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Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 11 months ago #115122

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U.S. President and Japanese Prime Minister talk over various issues

Here is a little report on some of U.S. and Japanese current relations.

It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. To boldly go where no main character will go...

Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 11 months ago #115123

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The Oval Office looks cold.
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Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 11 months ago #115127

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U.S. President and Japanese Prime Minister talk over various issues

Here is a little report on some of U.S. and Japanese current relations.
air force one must be faster than a concord, since obama was just in afghanistan a little over an hour ago.

Re: Breaking News Bulletin Board 1 year, 11 months ago #115139

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Hentai wrote:
The Oval Office looks cold.


It's smaller than it looks on film.

I got to take the full tour in 1975 thanks to then House Speaker Carl Albert who was a friend of my parents.

We were the only Americans in our tour group, the rest were Germans ( One in honest-to-God lederhosen! ) and Bhuddist monks in Orange Silk robes. The monks were fun to talk to since all but the oldest spoke some English.

The White House itself shows that it was built in a time when most Americans were not 6 foot or more tall. It can get cramped in places. At the time it had been redecorated for the Bi-Centennial so it was really nicely done.

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