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by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Protagonist you Consider the Best
Replies: 76
Views: 8839

Re: Gundam Protagonist you Consider the Best

Newtype Hax is more like "Newtype Plot Hax": its Plot Armor, Plot Convenience. That's it. As much as I would like to like the concept of Newtypes, I think its full of fail and gives crap characters like Banagher the spot light. There aren't enough characters like Kou or Shiro, people with whom we c...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Protagonist you Consider the Best
Replies: 76
Views: 8839

Re: Gundam Protagonist you Consider the Best

They also don't rely on newtype on psychic-magic to accomplish their goals like a lot of UC heroes do, it mostly comes down to their actions. I simply do not understand why people complain about "newtype magic" when talking about a UC show. Do people watch Star Wars and complain about the Jedi usin...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out
Replies: 136
Views: 16895

Re: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out

The Dream of the Blue Turtles was '85, and Sting appeared in David Lynch's adaptation of Dune looking like that in '84. It makes so much sense now...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out
Replies: 136
Views: 16895

Re: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out

RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE Here's something that struck me today that I feel a burning desire to tell people about. Back in 2007 I started a thread about Yazan Gable's turtle tattoo . Kishiria pointed out that Yazan resembles Sting, and The Dream of the Blue Turtles was released in 1985 so it made some se...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon May 28, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus
Replies: 274
Views: 54271

Re: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus

- Gryps 2 Space - - The Dervish - - Bridge - His neck craned back, momentarily lost in thought, Capt. Abbey stared in remote silence as the large digital operational timer steadily ticked away. The glowing red numbers continued their march upward while the captain relaxed a bit in his chair, a lone ...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION
Replies: 158
Views: 50502

Re: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION

Here's a serious suggestion: If you want to avoid the Nazis and you're going heavy alt history anyway why not just say the 1918 Revolution failed after a severe crackdown from the royalists (say, perhaps, in part due to heavy, organized use of the Freikorps against leftist elements) after Wilhelm II...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION
Replies: 158
Views: 50502

Re: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION

Let's avoid controversy, guys. No controversy.

Stalin? Yeah, okay.

:P
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: Ten-hut!
Replies: 10
Views: 8837

Re: Ten-hut!

my only gripe is having it in a world war II setting, personally i'd much rather something more in the cold war era, paced across multiple stages, each one being a set number of chapters dedicated to the individual conflicts that occured during that era You know what, you're right. The Cold War is ...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: Ten-hut!
Replies: 10
Views: 8837

Ten-hut!

After a period of discussion and reflection, the Trinary has decided what the next RPG will be in lieu of allowing the section members to vote. We did this for a number of reasons, including first and foremost the hope that this game will be as fun and engaging for all of you as we think it will! We...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus
Replies: 274
Views: 54271

Re: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus

- Gryps 2 Space - - The Bindra - - Bridge - There was a sort of collective wince on the bridge as the Mudra and her escort ships slammed headlong into the thin AEUG defense that had been sent to counter them. "No change in orders from the Trammel ," Vada reported. It was unnecessary, the captain rea...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus
Replies: 274
Views: 54271

Re: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus

- Dolk - When Dolk saw that their new friends were in range, he flipped his Griffin back 'upright' and hung back as Stukov and Pan opened fire on the cannon toting Rick Dias among them. He scanned the others, looking for his own target, and noticed one of them sliding away to come at Alpha from a di...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus
Replies: 274
Views: 54271

Re: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus

- Gryps 2 Space - - The Dervish - - Bridge - "No change, sir," Jungst muttered over his shoulder to the captain, who was still studying the movements of the Axis unit on the overhead monitors. "Yes... Interesting how they seem to be ignoring force multipliers," Abbey responded, thinking aloud. The t...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus
Replies: 274
Views: 54271

Re: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus

- Dolk - Dolk lazily allowed his Griffin to roll onto its side as he stayed neck and neck with Stukov, with Heyden shadowing behind them. Stukov fired off a shot past the oncoming mobile suits at the trio of vessels hanging behind them, but the lieutenant refrained from joining in. Instead, he rapid...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus
Replies: 274
Views: 54271

Re: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus

- Gryps 2 Space - - The Bindra - - Bridge - "All right, cease fire," Wald ordered with a wave of his hand. Their compliment of Gaza-Cs had finished launching, and now Finalan's detachment had advanced enough that they were compromising their lanes of fire. If they kept trying to hit the AEUG now the...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Gundam: Universal Century
Topic: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus
Replies: 274
Views: 54271

Re: Episode 28 - Passage to Tartarus

- Gryps 2 Space - - The Dervish - - Bridge - Abbey lowered his field glasses and his face settled into a solid, well-practiced glower, the many thin lines around his eyes deepening as he watched the small group of Axis vessels breaking away from their original position. Beside him, Drew, one of the ...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION
Replies: 158
Views: 50502

Re: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION

As a real twist to Macross tradition, what if the new aliens were really tiny. Like, proportional to humans as humans are proportional to un-miclonized Zentraedi. They have mecha, too but the mecha are human sized. For a while, the humans assume that the mecha are the aliens. So... SDF Macross: Do ...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION
Replies: 158
Views: 50502

Re: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION

I feel like it's necessary to reassure everybody that there's no concrete deadline for submissions or anything like that yet. We're still simply looking for brainstorming, discussion, and questions at the moment. If you have an idea ready to go don't hesitate to send a PM to Red, but nobody has to r...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What books are you reading?
Replies: 467
Views: 48692

Re: What books are you reading?

I'm working my way through the 20th Anniversary Edition of Heir to the Empire when I have the time. Timothy Zahn, his editor, and others have provided interesting footnotes sprinkled through it. It's interesting to see the "state of Star Wars" circa 1989 as far as the EU goes through the author's co...
by Fritz Ashlyn
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION
Replies: 158
Views: 50502

Re: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION

Ziryab wrote:And I'm rather diggin' the idea/change of a GM vs player RPG.
Yeah, I've been hoping to see one of those tried out myself.
by Fritz Ashlyn
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: RPG Archive
Topic: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION
Replies: 158
Views: 50502

Re: NEW RPG THREAD DISCUSSION

I have to agree - I like the idea of some sort of "racing" RPG, but I just don't know how well it could be pulled off. Without some strong plot point, it would firmly center the focus of player interaction on competing solely to win a concrete competition, even moreso than something like G Gundam wi...