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by Elvish Pillager
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Assumptions: 1) P(I|V) = P(I|~V) : The probability that a person is an Idiot is the same whether the person has Visual confirmation of target or not. 2) P(I|S) = P(I|~S) : The probability that a person is an Idiot is also the same whether a shot is Safe or not. 3) P(T) = P(S) + P(~S & I) : The ...
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Black Out
2UU
Instant
Exile all black permanents.

:P

Okay, a real one:

Destiny's Dream
6UU
Sorcery
Suspend 5 - 2U
For each player, search that player's library for up to two cards, then shuffle that library and put those cards on top.

Next card: Obscene Obelisk
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Not that it matters, but forcibly replacing all guns with miniguns probably WOULD significantly improve safety. Most gun deaths are suicides, and most non-suicide gun deaths are homicides carried out with handguns. Miniguns are impractical to transport, and although I haven't tried this myself, I st...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

I was suggesting, as you agreed is sometimes necessary, that when there is obvious reasons to do so, policies can be crafted sans studies demonstrating the need. As I said in my post, "My position is that until there is evidence for an issue, don't legislate to restrict individuals' behavior o...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Fool's Errand
WU
Enchantment - Aura
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature must attack each turn if able.
If enchanted creature would deal damage, you gain that much life instead.

Next card: School Errand
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

To the above bolded, of course. So, it sounds like your position is that until there is evidence for an issue, don't try and legislate solutions for that issue? Close, but not quite. My position is that until there is evidence for an issue, don't legislate to restrict individuals' behavior on that ...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

None of them meets my standards for evidence. The fact that my standards for evidence are higher than yours does not make my position inconsistent. The study posted earlier in the thread surveyed about 260 drivers, testing their vision and finding that worse vision correlated to higher probability o...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

I like the second Locked and Loaded, but unfortunately, it's underpowered. In addition to the regular "it's an enchant creature, they can get a two for one", if the opponent has a chump blocker, the whole effect is wasted. Add trample to it - then it'll be more like "2 mana Lava Axe, ...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

That reason does not apply to concealed carry. Thus, there is no contradiction in me supporting one restriction but not the other. Our disagreement is that the reason doesn't apply to concealed carry. You don't seem to believe that vision impairment affects your ability to use a gun in self-defense...
by Elvish Pillager
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

That requires we assume the car ban is logical. I'm choosing to not debate with someone about whether or not it is logical to require drivers possess the faculty of sight. Respectfully, while I don't think you are, I am not convinced that such a position isn't trolling. What, you even chose not to ...
by Elvish Pillager
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

I can't believe[1] you're actually using that phrase. That's exactly the phrase I was thinking of using when you challenged us to provide scientific evidence for our side and then, after we gave it, claimed the evidence was support for your point. You must be confused; you challenged me to provide ...
by Elvish Pillager
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta discussion
Replies: 1418
Views: 252598

Re: Meta discussion

Any significant change in balance to make the game more in favor of the resistance, and the game isn't even worth playing. Resistance can play terribad and still win by a generous margin, it's happened. Yeah, you'd have to adjust the balance as well. (Though I'm not going to do it because I don't l...
by Elvish Pillager
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

stop moving the goalposts. I can't believe[1] you're actually using that phrase. That's exactly the phrase I was thinking of using when you challenged us to provide scientific evidence for our side and then, after we gave it, claimed the evidence was support for your point. [1] a rhetorical device....
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Aether Phoenix
2WU
Creature - Illusion Bird
Flying
Whenever ~ deals combat damage, return it to its owner's hand.
When ~ dies, return it to its owner's hand.
4/4

Next card: Groovy Oligarchy
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta discussion
Replies: 1418
Views: 252598

Re: Meta discussion

This is the only reason I hate resistance and won't play it. There could be strategy among the spies if only this wasn't an option. In fact, I'll say now that if I do sign-up and am a spy, I won't use the above formula. I'll use my own secret decision making process. A game designer could find a wa...
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Tyndmyr wrote:The constant comparisons of blind people to children, the mentally ill, etc is...just a wee bit offensive.

Triple offensive, in fact, since it demeans children and people with mental illnesses as well as demeaning blind people.
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

I really boggles my mind that we're ok with having vision tests for car operation, but find putting an eye chart at a store that hands out lethal weapons 'unconstitutional' or whatever. I'm afroth at the weirdness of it all. Afroth. I don't think there's anything weird about requiring more testing ...
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

The only way to convince me that we need to demand heightened scrutiny on a marginalized group? Is to show me that it will result in deaths if we don't. Not "I, in my own ignorance, can't think of how to do that safely", but "Here is my evidence that large numbers of people actually ...
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Wha...? Are you two serious? Like really? Yes. Now that you know that we're serious, would you like to rewrite your questions in a manner suggesting you actually care what our opinions are, or do you prefer to continue taking the piss? Frankly, not really; the notion that someone doesn't require vi...
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

nitePhyyre wrote:Wha...? Are you two serious? Like really?

Yes.

Now that you know that we're serious, would you like to rewrite your questions in a manner suggesting you actually care what our opinions are, or do you prefer to continue taking the piss?
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1859490

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Too easy.

Image
Instead, I want them automagically rendered in 3D.
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 59051

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

I'm not a fan of guns, but if you're going to make claims about a marginalized group's inability to take basic safety precautions, show me the evidence or GTFO.
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32950
Views: 2676249

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Bastard PyP:
Spoiler:
I bet $-200.00 boondollars the bastardry is that Lataro will fudge the dice roll so that everyone wins on N1.
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

I knew there was something out there it wouldn't go well with, but Devoted Druid breaks it pretty hard. I like the first option you suggested, but how about this: At the beginning of your end step, transform any and all -1/-1 counters on equipped creature to +1/+1 counters. That would work, with tw...
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

-1/-1 counters on equipped creature function as +1/+1 counters for all purposes. That is a cool mechanic; well designed! It could work well for enchantments/auras/etc as well, and perhaps even (with slight modification) for instants. Thanks! The specific card I made with it is probably underpriced ...
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Forgotten Path
Land
Madness 3
TAP: add 1 to your mana pool.

Next card: Forgotten Math
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Subverted
2U
Instant
Target spell gains "Each opponent draws two cards."

Next card: Mask of the Dishonored
by Elvish Pillager
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32950
Views: 2676249

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

The name "Dueling Cops" gives me a setup idea completely different from your idea. Two mafias, two cops. Both cops are loosely allied with one of the mafias (but they don't know who their allies are and can't chat - they are just sane cops otherwise, although if they cop a mafi...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon May 20, 2013 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

All cards are situationally game-ending* - the hard part is making sure that the situations aren't too common. :) *At least, I challenge you to find one that isn't! ;) Well, yes. All cards end the game if you kill your opponent by discarding them to Stormbind. (Well, except the ante cards, which ar...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon May 20, 2013 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32950
Views: 2676249

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

ThunderDome Mafia So, this is the setup for people following along. The only change that I made was to not tell people that was the setup and to stick in a vanilla town role PM in order to confuse :) http://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Kill_Everyone_Mafia Kills are simultaneous. Mafia win...
by Elvish Pillager
Sun May 19, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Powertrip 2 B/ R Sorcery Cast any number of spells without paying their mana costs. At end of turn, sacrifice all permanents put into play this way. Until end of turn, prevent all damage to your opponents and creatures controlled by your opponents. "Of course I've gone mad with power! You ever...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed May 15, 2013 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Rock Star
4
Artifact
Rock Star enters the battlefield tapped.
TAP: Add WWW to your mana pool.

Next card: Elvish Distress Call
by Elvish Pillager
Mon May 06, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32950
Views: 2676249

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Shadowrun II/I
Spoiler:
BoomFrog wrote:Shadowrun Mafia II

You forgot to update the game number in the OP. :P
by Elvish Pillager
Wed May 01, 2013 11:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever
Replies: 31
Views: 7592

Re: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever

Yeah, and the negative impact is nowhere near five cents. If you could get five cents for every spam email you glance at and ignore, glancing at large volumes of spam would be a very high-paying job. You could earn a decent living working 2 hours per week.
by Elvish Pillager
Wed May 01, 2013 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Nanite 0 Artifact Creature - Construct 0/0 TAP: Put a token onto the battlefield that is a copy of Nanite. TAP: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. I think this is a little too powerful. Although it's useless on its own, if you have other cards in play that give your creatures +1/+1 and ha...
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Nanite
0
Artifact Creature - Construct
0/0
TAP: Put a token onto the battlefield that is a copy of Nanite.
TAP: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Next card: Giant Yellow Sunflower of Death
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32950
Views: 2676249

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

PyP Dethy Sorry for lack of clarity. Line 4 of set-up: The recruited player will instantly gain night-chat and a factional night-kill with the Chief. Yeah, but line 3 of the setup: The Chief may, once during the game, recruit another player to the mafia faction instead of the kill (this is a nig...
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Nah, that card's name has underscores in it. Or at least underlined spaces.


Exile   and another card from your hand: Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you this turn.


(That's right, it has no mana cost and no type either!)
Next card: Formless Void
:P
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411052

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Speaking of alternate meanings, I simply can't resist...

Coordinate Plane
1UR
Instant
Untap target artifact creature with flying. It is unblockable this turn and gains double strike until end of turn.
Draw a card.

Next card: Your Fault
by Elvish Pillager
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32950
Views: 2676249

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

MetaMafia:
Spoiler:
Damn I hate being lynched. I didn't even get the chance to defend myself! :P

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