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  1. I still have both to giveaway, If your one of the few people on earth without a copy PM me your email and i'll gift them through steam.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Kaiser said:

      You too? I am offering the same gifts PLUS TF2 :)




      I too, share the same opinion, but I only use it just so I can make portal maps, which blows.


      Hey, if you want, you can give me TF2 and Episode One, since I don't have them

      andyfox5@rochester.rr.com is my Steam username.

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  2. So, I just found out the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 rifle I got for Christmas is rarer than I originally thought. It is an Izhevsk-made updated Dragoon (an older model updated to the M91/30 specs) dated 1927 with a second date of 1952 (the exact date reads "1927 r /52" (the r stands for the Russian word for God / year). Now, when I first got it, I thought that meant that was when it was refurbished, but it in fact means that it was removed from storage and re-issued, most likely due to rising tensions of the Cold War. Now, when rifles are double-dated, they are commonly marked MO (abbreviation for the Russian words for Ministry of Defense), but mine is NOT marked MO, meaning it was during the rare period when the MO did not exist as it did when it re-issued rifles and marked them.

    Taking this into account, the webmaster of 7.62x54r.net]7.62x54r says that, according to his scale of rarity, my rifle rates a 7 or 8 out of 10, instead of the 4 a regular single date updated Izhevsk Dragoon would be or the 6 of an MO double-dated M91/30. Basically this means that the $99 I paid for it was a good deal, I should have been paying at least $150-180 for it. Pretty neat to discover more about the history of my rifle.

    NOTE : if any of you US citizens are interested in owning a piece of history from WWII, classicarms.us has some very unique rifles, including K98ks, the rifles used by Nazi Germany.

  3. So, I just found out the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 rifle I got for Christmas is rarer than I originally thought. It is an Izhevsk-made updated Dragoon (an older model updated to the M91/30 specs) dated 1927 with a second date of 1952 (the exact date reads "1927 r /52" (the r stands for the Russian word for God / year). Now, when I first got it, I thought that meant that was when it was refurbished, but it in fact means that it was removed from storage and re-issued, most likely due to rising tensions of the Cold War. Now, when rifles are double-dated, they are commonly marked MO (abbreviation for the Russian words for Ministry of Defense), but mine is NOT marked MO, meaning it was during the rare period when the MO did not exist as it did when it re-issued rifles and marked them.

    Taking this into account, the webmaster of 7.62x54r.net]7.62x54r says that, according to his scale of rarity, my rifle rates a 7 or 8 out of 10, instead of the 4 a regular single date updated Izhevsk Dragoon would be or the 6 of an MO double-dated M91/30. Basically this means that the $99 I paid for it was a good deal, I should have been paying at least $150-180 for it. Pretty neat to discover more about the history of my rifle.

    NOTE : if any of you US citizens are interested in owning a piece of history from WWII, classicarms.us has some very unique rifles, including K98ks, the rifles used by Nazi Germany.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Mancubus II said:

      The fists can punch, uppercut, and double punch.

      Too late...


      Double punch?

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  4. Just post what you're listening to:
    Biosphere - Bose-Einstein condensation

  5. It seems in the last few months I have become enamored with pistol shooting. I have had a Ruger Mk3 Deluxe .22 since early June, and today picked up a Smith and Wesson Model 28 in .357 Magnum, which can shoot both magnum cartridges and the lighter .38 Special ammunition.


    S&W on left, Ruger on Right.


    This is a special edition with wood grips, fiber optic front sight, and slab-sided barrel. Its a hell of a deal.

    The Ruger Mk3 is a descendant of the the Ruger Standard Auto, the pistol on which the Ruger company was founded in 1949. The Ruger .22's have pretty much set the standard for .22 pistols since then. It is fun as hell and cheap to shoot.


    The Model 28, six inch barrel.

    The Smith and Wesson 28 is a descendant of the original .357 Magnum revolver (which was later named the Model 27). It is an N-Frame (originally designed for .44 caliber cartridges). Smith and Wesson built their early .357's on the N-Frame due to durability issues with the smaller K-Frame (designed for the .38 Special). K-Frames have a section cut out of the bottom of their barrels to clear the crane that the cylinder is mounted on. This section is prone to cracking with hot magnum loads.


    Yes, those little chambers are for .357s.

    As you can see, the N-Frame has no need for a cutout in the forcing cone area. These guns will withstand extensive use of full house magnum ammunition. Unfortunately, these loads (158gr at 1400fps) are difficult to find; most domestic manufacturers stopped producing them after S&W released K-Frame magnum models that could be damaged by their use. Such ammo is still available from Fiocchi and Sellier and Belloit, however.

    I'm hoping the S&W shoots as well as the Ruger tomorrow.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Dr. Zin said:

      Eh, it turns out the problem was easily fixed by buying a 20 dollar pack of endshake bushings, taking apart the cylinder, and installing two of them. Now the gun has negligible endshake and is looking to be fairly accurate (it shoots better than I can). The real problem now is how damn expensive ammunition is. I am saving my brass and trying to scrounge the range for cases people dispose of (which few revolver shooters do) so I can send it off to a commercial reloader. Cast bullet reloads are a third of the cost of factory new ammo.

      Anyway, I am suprised at how mild the .357 magnum is. I was expecting an intense recoil impulse, but instead the gun snaps back a bit more and makes an admittedly impressive boom. It certainly is not like shooting a shotgun slug.


      Why not reload yourself? The initial costs are kind of sucky, but you'll save the cost in ammo within a year if you shoot a lot.

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  6. I haven't had time to take a picture of my newest addition to my firearm family, so I'll just steal one from Wikipedia :



    I got a Remington Model 1858 New Army made by Pietta. It's a replica of a Civil War era revolver that would have been found in the hands of soldiers that could afford to privately purchase one. The Remington 1858 New Army was LEGENDARY in its accuracy and sheer durability. There are a lot of Remington 1858s that date back to the Civil War that are still capable of being fired!

    Now for some data. The Pietta Remington 1858 New Army fires .454 diameter projectiles. With a cylinder change, this 1858 New Army (the steel framed model) can safely fire "Cowboy loads" of .45 Long Colt. It has an 8" barrel and is 14" in over-all length. It weighs 2.75 pounds. My particular pistol came with a slight defect. The plunger pin (the plunger is what seats the projectiles in the chamber) was broken, but Loctite Red 262 fixed that right up! I paid $220 for the pistol from Cabela's. Since it is a blackpowder firearm, it was shipped right to my door with no FFL transfer bullshit. Shipping was free due to a sweet, timely deal on Cabela's. If you are interested in Civil War era firearms, I recommend you check out Cabela's, they have great prices.

  7. Here is a small selection of photos from my recent trip to Arctic Canada and Greenland based around the theme of "light". Of course, light plays a rather central role in any photography, but here it is truly the star of the show.

    While perhaps not the most visually striking effect seen in these photos, the <b>Fata Morgana</b> is certainly the most weird. It is a form of mirage, but unlike the form with which most of us are most familiar (i.e. a heat haze), this appears when there is a temperature inversion, and causes images to appear above the horizon. These images are of objects that may lie well beyond the horizon in reality. Often there are multiple images, some of them inverted, with the overall effect looking like very high and impossible structures in the distance. Some early explorers were so fooled by the Fata Morgana that they turned back from their voyage, believing there was no way through, and at least one whole expedition was sent out to map a nonexistent landmass that had been reported by earlier explorers. I understand how they made those mistakes - I myself failed to take pictures of some of the most striking instances of the Fata Morgana on this trip precisely because I thought it really was land! For more on this phenomenon, I'll refer you to <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fata_morgana_(mirage)>wikipedia</a>.

    All the Fata Morgana pictures in this set were taken with 18x zoom.

    Trip dates (London-London): 17th July - 6th August 2008. The first two pictures are from Ottawa, the jumping-off point for the trip north, and where I spent a few days sightseeing and meeting up with friends/travelling companions.

    <a href=http://img154.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1040258dd5.jpg><img src=http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/241/p1040258dd5.th.jpg></a>
    Office buildings in Ottawa, featuring a reflection of a reflection of a reflection

    <a href=http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1040280fi9.jpg><img src=http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8605/p1040280fi9.th.jpg></a>
    Light show, parliament building, Ottawa

    <a href=http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1040654ei1.jpg><img src=http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/429/p1040654ei1.th.jpg></a>
    Sunrise, Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island

    <a href=http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1040687nb9.jpg><img src=http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1311/p1040687nb9.th.jpg></a>
    Fata Morgana (and sea ice), Davis Strait; in this case, we can see several images fairly clearly

    <a href=http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1040688he0.jpg><img src=http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/7507/p1040688he0.th.jpg></a>
    Fata Morgana (and sea ice), Davis Strait; here the multiple images are more closely sewn together, giving more an impression of solid land

    <a href=http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1040933uy8.jpg><img src=http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/4038/p1040933uy8.th.jpg></a>
    Fogbow, Baffin Bay

    <a href=http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1050450wy2.jpg><img src=http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/43/p1050450wy2.th.jpg></a>
    Fata Morgana (and icebergs), West Greenland

    <a href=http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1050742rd4.jpg><img src=http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8845/p1050742rd4.th.jpg></a>
    Icebergs in late evening light, West Greenland

    <a href=http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1050837ny7.jpg><img src=http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7900/p1050837ny7.th.jpg></a>
    Early morning sun projects a beam through a hole in an iceberg, West Greenland

    <a href=http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1060118ci2.jpg><img src=http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/3574/p1060118ci2.th.jpg></a>
    View of the horizon during total solar eclipse, near Prince Leopold Island

    <a href=http://img175.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1060121aw3.jpg><img src=http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8311/p1060121aw3.th.jpg></a>
    The scene on deck during the total solar eclipse, near Prince Leopold Island

    <a href=http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1060304da7.jpg><img src=http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7067/p1060304da7.th.jpg></a>
    Fata Morgana, now having its effect on a distant headland, Admiralty Inlet

    <a href=http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1060427co0.jpg><img src=http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1952/p1060427co0.th.jpg></a>
    Fata Morgana, this time distorting the view of distant low cloud, Admiralty Inlet

    <a href=http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1060444qr4.jpg><img src=http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/2549/p1060444qr4.th.jpg></a>
    The ship's name reflected in the smooth waters in Arctic Bay

    <a href=http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1060631td9.jpg><img src=http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/8347/p1060631td9.th.jpg></a>
    A very pink midnight sun, with its disk clearly visible, viewed from Nanisivik "Airport".

  8. Two weeks until Burning Man starts, and I'm starting to run around like a mad man trying to get everything in order and ready to go.

    And I still need to get some water containers ARGH!

    panic panic panic panic

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Dr. Zin said:

      A festival for drag-queen drug addicts out in the desert.


      Not everyone who does drugs is a drug addict.

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  9. Two weeks until Burning Man starts, and I'm starting to run around like a mad man trying to get everything in order and ready to go.

    And I still need to get some water containers ARGH!

    panic panic panic panic

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Seriously, bring some shit like First Aid Kits, clothing suitable for rain and other crappy weather (even if it in a desert), etc.

      Be prepared, man!

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  10. It seems in the last few months I have become enamored with pistol shooting. I have had a Ruger Mk3 Deluxe .22 since early June, and today picked up a Smith and Wesson Model 28 in .357 Magnum, which can shoot both magnum cartridges and the lighter .38 Special ammunition.


    S&W on left, Ruger on Right.


    This is a special edition with wood grips, fiber optic front sight, and slab-sided barrel. Its a hell of a deal.

    The Ruger Mk3 is a descendant of the the Ruger Standard Auto, the pistol on which the Ruger company was founded in 1949. The Ruger .22's have pretty much set the standard for .22 pistols since then. It is fun as hell and cheap to shoot.


    The Model 28, six inch barrel.

    The Smith and Wesson 28 is a descendant of the original .357 Magnum revolver (which was later named the Model 27). It is an N-Frame (originally designed for .44 caliber cartridges). Smith and Wesson built their early .357's on the N-Frame due to durability issues with the smaller K-Frame (designed for the .38 Special). K-Frames have a section cut out of the bottom of their barrels to clear the crane that the cylinder is mounted on. This section is prone to cracking with hot magnum loads.


    Yes, those little chambers are for .357s.

    As you can see, the N-Frame has no need for a cutout in the forcing cone area. These guns will withstand extensive use of full house magnum ammunition. Unfortunately, these loads (158gr at 1400fps) are difficult to find; most domestic manufacturers stopped producing them after S&W released K-Frame magnum models that could be damaged by their use. Such ammo is still available from Fiocchi and Sellier and Belloit, however.

    I'm hoping the S&W shoots as well as the Ruger tomorrow.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      I wish I could buy it, I'd send you the money for the dealer transfer for your end and shipping and everything.

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  11. I have a friend. A very good looking friend. I have known this friend for 15 years. We are both in our 20s. In movies this happens all the time, the great looking female friend and the dorky male friend.

    After 15 years of her chasing men that were douchebags, players or just evil. She now wants me. Instead of being happy about this, I'm offended and don't want her :-)

    So how does that work? Maybe it's all about the chase. Like you want something until you get it. Then you don't want it. I have just felt this way over the past month. I can't post a myspace blog about it, cause she reads them.

  12. It seems in the last few months I have become enamored with pistol shooting. I have had a Ruger Mk3 Deluxe .22 since early June, and today picked up a Smith and Wesson Model 28 in .357 Magnum, which can shoot both magnum cartridges and the lighter .38 Special ammunition.


    S&W on left, Ruger on Right.


    This is a special edition with wood grips, fiber optic front sight, and slab-sided barrel. Its a hell of a deal.

    The Ruger Mk3 is a descendant of the the Ruger Standard Auto, the pistol on which the Ruger company was founded in 1949. The Ruger .22's have pretty much set the standard for .22 pistols since then. It is fun as hell and cheap to shoot.


    The Model 28, six inch barrel.

    The Smith and Wesson 28 is a descendant of the original .357 Magnum revolver (which was later named the Model 27). It is an N-Frame (originally designed for .44 caliber cartridges). Smith and Wesson built their early .357's on the N-Frame due to durability issues with the smaller K-Frame (designed for the .38 Special). K-Frames have a section cut out of the bottom of their barrels to clear the crane that the cylinder is mounted on. This section is prone to cracking with hot magnum loads.


    Yes, those little chambers are for .357s.

    As you can see, the N-Frame has no need for a cutout in the forcing cone area. These guns will withstand extensive use of full house magnum ammunition. Unfortunately, these loads (158gr at 1400fps) are difficult to find; most domestic manufacturers stopped producing them after S&W released K-Frame magnum models that could be damaged by their use. Such ammo is still available from Fiocchi and Sellier and Belloit, however.

    I'm hoping the S&W shoots as well as the Ruger tomorrow.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      POTGIESSER said:

      I want a Walther P38 on the principal that the G1 Megatron transformed into one.


      The P-38 is also a pretty damn robust design. It was made to be a much simpler and cheaper alternative to the Luger Pistol.

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  13. It seems in the last few months I have become enamored with pistol shooting. I have had a Ruger Mk3 Deluxe .22 since early June, and today picked up a Smith and Wesson Model 28 in .357 Magnum, which can shoot both magnum cartridges and the lighter .38 Special ammunition.


    S&W on left, Ruger on Right.


    This is a special edition with wood grips, fiber optic front sight, and slab-sided barrel. Its a hell of a deal.

    The Ruger Mk3 is a descendant of the the Ruger Standard Auto, the pistol on which the Ruger company was founded in 1949. The Ruger .22's have pretty much set the standard for .22 pistols since then. It is fun as hell and cheap to shoot.


    The Model 28, six inch barrel.

    The Smith and Wesson 28 is a descendant of the original .357 Magnum revolver (which was later named the Model 27). It is an N-Frame (originally designed for .44 caliber cartridges). Smith and Wesson built their early .357's on the N-Frame due to durability issues with the smaller K-Frame (designed for the .38 Special). K-Frames have a section cut out of the bottom of their barrels to clear the crane that the cylinder is mounted on. This section is prone to cracking with hot magnum loads.


    Yes, those little chambers are for .357s.

    As you can see, the N-Frame has no need for a cutout in the forcing cone area. These guns will withstand extensive use of full house magnum ammunition. Unfortunately, these loads (158gr at 1400fps) are difficult to find; most domestic manufacturers stopped producing them after S&W released K-Frame magnum models that could be damaged by their use. Such ammo is still available from Fiocchi and Sellier and Belloit, however.

    I'm hoping the S&W shoots as well as the Ruger tomorrow.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Nice pistols, I can't wait to move out of NY so I can get some. I got a Remington 1858 New Army cap and ball revolver, but only for collection purposes, you need a permit to fire cap and ball revolvers in NY.

      EDIT : .38 Special / .357 Magnum is a 9mm caliber round. 9mm NATO is .355, .38 / .357 is .357 in diameter. There are several .357 revolvers that can fire 9mm NATO with a cylinder swap.

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  14. I went to go pick up my license this morning (yay!) and I saw this in the DMV



    I can't stop laughing at it. That is one pissed off barrel.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Jesus, now every time I see one of those things I am going to be tempted to vandalize it.

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  15. I'm 21 today! WOOO!!! Now I get to drink.

    Anyway, to not make this topic pointless, for those who are now 21 or older, how did you celebrate your 21st? My friends have something planned for me this saturday which I don't know yet, but tonight I'm going to have dinner out with the family.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      It's not so fun. You're gonna puke.

      Just kidding, it's awesome. You're gonna puke.

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  16. So, my curiosity in D&D was piqued so I decided to check it out. Danarchy was nice enough to help me make a character, a bounty-hunter Ranger named Andros. He even created a special Craft for me (Ammunition)!

    Andros comes from a society quite like many Native American societies with a mixture of Japanese culture as well. Though honor is an expected virtue, its interpretation is slightly different when it comes to the professions of warriors, assassins and bounty hunters in that actions that would normally be called dishonorable are allowed because the actions are justified by another strong cultural value of theirs, striving to perform the best as you can at your profession. This means that normally "dirty" tricks are not looked down upon in these trades. Andros was adopted into a slightly well-off middle-class family, granting him a slightly better education in more esoteric arts (in his village) such as basic chemistry, woodcarving and mathematics. Carrying a common war hatchet, a bow he made himself and a pistol (a rare weapon in his region). Though commonly he hunts criminals for a bounty, he may undertake assassinations, spying and other covert operations.

    Andros

    1st-level Human Ranger

    Alignment: Neutral

    STR 10 (+0)
    DEX 18 (+4)
    CON 16 (+3)
    INT 11 (+0)
    WIS 13 (+1)
    CHA 15 (+2)

    HP 11
    AC 16 (10 base, +4 DEX, +2 Armor)

    SAVES
    Fort +5 (+2 base, +3 CON)
    Ref +6 (+2 base, +4 DEX)
    Will +1 (+0 base, +1 WIS)

    ATTACKS
    Base +1
    Pistol (Ranged)
    +5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
    1d10 dmg (piercing); X3 Crit
    Range 50 ft.
    Standard action to reload
    Composite Longbow (Ranged)
    +5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
    1d8 dmg (piercing); x3 Crit
    Range 110 ft.
    Handaxe (melee)
    +1 att (+1 base, +0 STR)
    1d6 dmg (slashing); X3 crit

    SKILLS
    Awareness +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS); +5 vs. Humans
    Bluff* +2 (+2 CHA); +4 vs. Humans
    Climb +4 (+4 DEX)
    Concentration +3 (+3 CON)
    Craft (Ammunition) +4 (4 ranks, INT)
    Diplomacy* +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
    Gather Information* +6 (2 ranks, +2 CHA, +2 feat)
    Handle Animal +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
    Heal +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS)
    Jump +0 (STR)
    Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +0 (INT)
    Knowledge (Geography) +1 (1 rank, INT)
    Knowledge (Nature) 1 +1 (1 rank, INT)
    Ride +4 (+4 DEX)
    Search +4 (2 ranks, +2 feat, INT)
    Sense Motive* +1 (+1 WIS); +3 vs. Humans
    Stealth +8 (4 ranks, +4 DEX)
    Survival +5 (4 ranks, +1 WIS); +7 vs. Humans
    Swim +0 (STR)
    Use Rope +6 (2 ranks, +4 DEX)

    * cross-class skill

    FEATS
    Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Firearms) Can use firearms
    Investigator +2 to Gather Information and Search
    Track Can track using Survival skill

    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    Favored Enemy - Bonus to Damage, Awareness, Bluff, Sense Motive and Survival
    Humans (+2)
    Track - Gain Track Feat
    Wild Empathy - Make check (d20 + Lvl + Cha) to negotiate with animals and magical beasts

    INVENTORY
    5 gp
    Leather Armor
    Pistol (smooth-bore single-shot, .50 caliber)
    Composite Longbow
    Handaxe
    Tent
    Backpack
    Bedroll
    Climbers Kit (+2 Climb)
    Traveler's Outfit (1 change)
    Knife
    Flint and Steel
    Artisan's Tools (no penalty on craft checks)
    Torch
    Hemp Rope (50 ft.)
    Rations (10 Days)

  17. So, my curiosity in D&D was piqued so I decided to check it out. Danarchy was nice enough to help me make a character, a bounty-hunter Ranger named Andros. He even created a special Craft for me (Ammunition)!

    Andros comes from a society quite like many Native American societies with a mixture of Japanese culture as well. Though honor is an expected virtue, its interpretation is slightly different when it comes to the professions of warriors, assassins and bounty hunters in that actions that would normally be called dishonorable are allowed because the actions are justified by another strong cultural value of theirs, striving to perform the best as you can at your profession. This means that normally "dirty" tricks are not looked down upon in these trades. Andros was adopted into a slightly well-off middle-class family, granting him a slightly better education in more esoteric arts (in his village) such as basic chemistry, woodcarving and mathematics. Carrying a common war hatchet, a bow he made himself and a pistol (a rare weapon in his region). Though commonly he hunts criminals for a bounty, he may undertake assassinations, spying and other covert operations.

    Andros

    1st-level Human Ranger

    Alignment: Neutral

    STR 10 (+0)
    DEX 18 (+4)
    CON 16 (+3)
    INT 11 (+0)
    WIS 13 (+1)
    CHA 15 (+2)

    HP 11
    AC 16 (10 base, +4 DEX, +2 Armor)

    SAVES
    Fort +5 (+2 base, +3 CON)
    Ref +6 (+2 base, +4 DEX)
    Will +1 (+0 base, +1 WIS)

    ATTACKS
    Base +1
    Pistol (Ranged)
    +5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
    1d10 dmg (piercing); X3 Crit
    Range 50 ft.
    Standard action to reload
    Composite Longbow (Ranged)
    +5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
    1d8 dmg (piercing); x3 Crit
    Range 110 ft.
    Handaxe (melee)
    +1 att (+1 base, +0 STR)
    1d6 dmg (slashing); X3 crit

    SKILLS
    Awareness +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS); +5 vs. Humans
    Bluff* +2 (+2 CHA); +4 vs. Humans
    Climb +4 (+4 DEX)
    Concentration +3 (+3 CON)
    Craft (Ammunition) +4 (4 ranks, INT)
    Diplomacy* +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
    Gather Information* +6 (2 ranks, +2 CHA, +2 feat)
    Handle Animal +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
    Heal +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS)
    Jump +0 (STR)
    Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +0 (INT)
    Knowledge (Geography) +1 (1 rank, INT)
    Knowledge (Nature) 1 +1 (1 rank, INT)
    Ride +4 (+4 DEX)
    Search +4 (2 ranks, +2 feat, INT)
    Sense Motive* +1 (+1 WIS); +3 vs. Humans
    Stealth +8 (4 ranks, +4 DEX)
    Survival +5 (4 ranks, +1 WIS); +7 vs. Humans
    Swim +0 (STR)
    Use Rope +6 (2 ranks, +4 DEX)

    * cross-class skill

    FEATS
    Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Firearms) Can use firearms
    Investigator +2 to Gather Information and Search
    Track Can track using Survival skill

    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    Favored Enemy - Bonus to Damage, Awareness, Bluff, Sense Motive and Survival
    Humans (+2)
    Track - Gain Track Feat
    Wild Empathy - Make check (d20 + Lvl + Cha) to negotiate with animals and magical beasts

    INVENTORY
    5 gp
    Leather Armor
    Pistol (smooth-bore single-shot, .50 caliber)
    Composite Longbow
    Handaxe
    Tent
    Backpack
    Bedroll
    Climbers Kit (+2 Climb)
    Traveler's Outfit (1 change)
    Knife
    Flint and Steel
    Artisan's Tools (no penalty on craft checks)
    Torch
    Hemp Rope (50 ft.)
    Rations (10 Days)

  18. So, my curiosity in D&D was piqued so I decided to check it out. Danarchy was nice enough to help me make a character, a bounty-hunter Ranger named Andros. He even created a special Craft for me (Ammunition)!

    Andros comes from a society quite like many Native American societies with a mixture of Japanese culture as well. Though honor is an expected virtue, its interpretation is slightly different when it comes to the professions of warriors, assassins and bounty hunters in that actions that would normally be called dishonorable are allowed because the actions are justified by another strong cultural value of theirs, striving to perform the best as you can at your profession. This means that normally "dirty" tricks are not looked down upon in these trades. Andros was adopted into a slightly well-off middle-class family, granting him a slightly better education in more esoteric arts (in his village) such as basic chemistry, woodcarving and mathematics. Carrying a common war hatchet, a bow he made himself and a pistol (a rare weapon in his region). Though commonly he hunts criminals for a bounty, he may undertake assassinations, spying and other covert operations.

    Andros

    1st-level Human Ranger

    Alignment: Neutral

    STR 10 (+0)
    DEX 18 (+4)
    CON 16 (+3)
    INT 11 (+0)
    WIS 13 (+1)
    CHA 15 (+2)

    HP 11
    AC 16 (10 base, +4 DEX, +2 Armor)

    SAVES
    Fort +5 (+2 base, +3 CON)
    Ref +6 (+2 base, +4 DEX)
    Will +1 (+0 base, +1 WIS)

    ATTACKS
    Base +1
    Pistol (Ranged)
    +5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
    1d10 dmg (piercing); X3 Crit
    Range 50 ft.
    Standard action to reload
    Composite Longbow (Ranged)
    +5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
    1d8 dmg (piercing); x3 Crit
    Range 110 ft.
    Handaxe (melee)
    +1 att (+1 base, +0 STR)
    1d6 dmg (slashing); X3 crit

    SKILLS
    Awareness +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS); +5 vs. Humans
    Bluff* +2 (+2 CHA); +4 vs. Humans
    Climb +4 (+4 DEX)
    Concentration +3 (+3 CON)
    Craft (Ammunition) +4 (4 ranks, INT)
    Diplomacy* +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
    Gather Information* +6 (2 ranks, +2 CHA, +2 feat)
    Handle Animal +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
    Heal +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS)
    Jump +0 (STR)
    Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +0 (INT)
    Knowledge (Geography) +1 (1 rank, INT)
    Knowledge (Nature) 1 +1 (1 rank, INT)
    Ride +4 (+4 DEX)
    Search +4 (2 ranks, +2 feat, INT)
    Sense Motive* +1 (+1 WIS); +3 vs. Humans
    Stealth +8 (4 ranks, +4 DEX)
    Survival +5 (4 ranks, +1 WIS); +7 vs. Humans
    Swim +0 (STR)
    Use Rope +6 (2 ranks, +4 DEX)

    * cross-class skill

    FEATS
    Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Firearms) Can use firearms
    Investigator +2 to Gather Information and Search
    Track Can track using Survival skill

    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    Favored Enemy - Bonus to Damage, Awareness, Bluff, Sense Motive and Survival
    Humans (+2)
    Track - Gain Track Feat
    Wild Empathy - Make check (d20 + Lvl + Cha) to negotiate with animals and magical beasts

    INVENTORY
    5 gp
    Leather Armor
    Pistol (smooth-bore single-shot, .50 caliber)
    Composite Longbow
    Handaxe
    Tent
    Backpack
    Bedroll
    Climbers Kit (+2 Climb)
    Traveler's Outfit (1 change)
    Knife
    Flint and Steel
    Artisan's Tools (no penalty on craft checks)
    Torch
    Hemp Rope (50 ft.)
    Rations (10 Days)

  19. So, my curiosity in D&D was piqued so I decided to check it out. Danarchy was nice enough to help me make a character, a bounty-hunter Ranger named Andros. He even created a special Craft for me (Ammunition)!

    Andros comes from a society quite like many Native American societies with a mixture of Japanese culture as well. Though honor is an expected virtue, its interpretation is slightly different when it comes to the professions of warriors, assassins and bounty hunters in that actions that would normally be called dishonorable are allowed because the actions are justified by another strong cultural value of theirs, striving to perform the best as you can at your profession. This means that normally "dirty" tricks are not looked down upon in these trades. Andros was adopted into a slightly well-off middle-class family, granting him a slightly better education in more esoteric arts (in his village) such as basic chemistry, woodcarving and mathematics. Carrying a common war hatchet, a bow he made himself and a pistol (a rare weapon in his region). Though commonly he hunts criminals for a bounty, he may undertake assassinations, spying and other covert operations.

    Andros

    1st-level Human Ranger

    Alignment: Neutral

    STR 10 (+0)
    DEX 18 (+4)
    CON 16 (+3)
    INT 11 (+0)
    WIS 13 (+1)
    CHA 15 (+2)

    HP 11
    AC 16 (10 base, +4 DEX, +2 Armor)

    SAVES
    Fort +5 (+2 base, +3 CON)
    Ref +6 (+2 base, +4 DEX)
    Will +1 (+0 base, +1 WIS)

    ATTACKS
    Base +1
    Pistol (Ranged)
    +5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
    1d10 dmg (piercing); X3 Crit
    Range 50 ft.
    Standard action to reload
    Composite Longbow (Ranged)
    +5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
    1d8 dmg (piercing); x3 Crit
    Range 110 ft.
    Handaxe (melee)
    +1 att (+1 base, +0 STR)
    1d6 dmg (slashing); X3 crit

    SKILLS
    Awareness +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS); +5 vs. Humans
    Bluff* +2 (+2 CHA); +4 vs. Humans
    Climb +4 (+4 DEX)
    Concentration +3 (+3 CON)
    Craft (Ammunition) +4 (4 ranks, INT)
    Diplomacy* +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
    Gather Information* +6 (2 ranks, +2 CHA, +2 feat)
    Handle Animal +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
    Heal +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS)
    Jump +0 (STR)
    Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +0 (INT)
    Knowledge (Geography) +1 (1 rank, INT)
    Knowledge (Nature) 1 +1 (1 rank, INT)
    Ride +4 (+4 DEX)
    Search +4 (2 ranks, +2 feat, INT)
    Sense Motive* +1 (+1 WIS); +3 vs. Humans
    Stealth +8 (4 ranks, +4 DEX)
    Survival +5 (4 ranks, +1 WIS); +7 vs. Humans
    Swim +0 (STR)
    Use Rope +6 (2 ranks, +4 DEX)

    * cross-class skill

    FEATS
    Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Firearms) Can use firearms
    Investigator +2 to Gather Information and Search
    Track Can track using Survival skill

    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    Favored Enemy - Bonus to Damage, Awareness, Bluff, Sense Motive and Survival
    Humans (+2)
    Track - Gain Track Feat
    Wild Empathy - Make check (d20 + Lvl + Cha) to negotiate with animals and magical beasts

    INVENTORY
    5 gp
    Leather Armor
    Pistol (smooth-bore single-shot, .50 caliber)
    Composite Longbow
    Handaxe
    Tent
    Backpack
    Bedroll
    Climbers Kit (+2 Climb)
    Traveler's Outfit (1 change)
    Knife
    Flint and Steel
    Artisan's Tools (no penalty on craft checks)
    Torch
    Hemp Rope (50 ft.)
    Rations (10 Days)

  20. Now I can't decide what I want...

  21. Now I can't decide what I want...

  22. Now I can't decide what I want...

  23. GPA: 3.78
    Class rank: 13 / 250 (top 5%)
    Amount of law I know: maybe a little?

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Linguica said:

      Got accepted to transfer to Georgetown (I think)


      Awesome. Being a lawyer is stressful, enjoy your ulcers and alcohol dependency.

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