SnapePuff

Gaming question

I'm involved in a conversation on discussion list where the original poster is complaining that there's a circumstance in the system where a specific character type can get a bonus that is "only based on the narrative", not a mechanical/system-level bonus. He argues that this is actually a weakness and players should avoid the character type, because since the bonus isn't mechanical, it makes them weaker than the other types.

Only a narrative bonus. So, I get an in-game bonus, but since it's not reflected in a die roll, it doesn't really matter? Sometimes, I wish the internet had a dope-slap button.
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Mr. Steed

I'm not sure, maybe it's just me...

I'm doing a little grocery shopping this morning, early enough that the store radio is still playing a radio station and not some piped in 'shopping mix', when a peppy little pop love song starts up. I'm mostly ignoring this, but suddenly a more-than-vaguely disturbing phrase catches my attention. Now I'm replaying what I can remember of this tune in my mind, and paying attention to the rest of the song and, as far as I can tell, this was bad word choice and not something else disguised as a peppy little pop love song. Still, am I alone in finding "I'd love to give you everything that you deserve" to be a... bothersome turn of phrase?
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Mr. Steed

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Sometimes, you just run across a sentence that you want to share.  Today, I present you with,

"Captain Pigot was a brave and efficient officer, but with a most unfortunate disposition, combining discourtesy to his officers with savage brutality to his crew." 

From Frigates, Sloops & Brigs by James Henderson, a history of the development and use of light warships by the British Navy between 1793 and 1815.  It's the dry sarcasm I can hear dripping off the line that makes it so amusing.
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