America’s doughnut shaped Indo-Pacific strategy

2021.10.19 00:30 snooshoe America’s doughnut shaped Indo-Pacific strategy

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2021.10.19 00:30 Starry-Gaze Bloody Barry Turns to The Dark Side (But it's probably fine)

Back again with another story about Barry, this one is the most recent however as we have just left off a few weeks back from our bi weekly game. Cast is the same as the previous post, and the party has just managed to track the snake people to their cave hideout.
One thing I should preface this post with is how much Barry likes combat and violence. Which is a lot. Barry is a tiny bit of a power gamer, and when originally making their character, asked if they could use the newly released Beast Barbarian along with Shifter as a race. I didn't really see the issue with this at the time, and just thought it was a fun little choice since I hadn't seen either. We also have a rule where you roll dice for stats, but have to hit in a certain range for the total score, and get 2 sets to do so to choose from (between 68-75). Barry, upon was really good in a fight, like, able to one shot most enemies alone, kind of good in a fight. This made it somewhat difficult when planning combats, since the rinky dink bandits that I used previously now had a 1 in 5 chance of being ripped to ribbons by a large raging boar man who might feel hungry and wish to eat one of them.
This in and of itself is not bad, but Barry's actions have at times caused some tension in the party due to the high spec high aggression playstyle they couple their high spec build with. Multiple have said that this is fine and all apart of roleplay, not completely agreeing and such, but it has led to some moments where I had to sit people down and try to smooth things out and make things right. As mentioned previously, they have a bit of a list to their actions they have done so far, so let me try and recompile here for ease of reading. These are all of the major things that they have done so far.

They enter the dungeon, start stealthily and the like, and find the snake people, Barry notices the cave has a freeflowing river of about ankle to thigh height water. As they progress and combat starts, Barry starts doing some things like swinging enemies around and using them to beat the shit out of each other, I have no idea how to rule this, ask for his lift and throw strengths, do some quick searches and make a ruling that he can without proficiency since he is not proficient in "motherfuckers" as he wished to beat one motherfucker with another motherfucker. He then had the idea to try and suplex slam one of the skinnier Yuan-ti Purebloods into the river below. Everyone else is keeping distance, Brew is helping Barry out from a distance with their crossbow, Hawk and Hare and double teaming a pair of Yuan-ti, so it's just Barry and the Purebloods in melee over here. They spend the next 2 turns of theirs trying to grapple them, only for them to escape before he can get off the drowning. He then promptly runs after them, alone, out of range and into danger to try and grapple them again for another 2 turns. This one had low health already from being hit by Brew, so when Barry finally got it off it was more a crushing than a drowning, but they still screamed at the top of their lungs over the call sounding like Scorpion from Mortal Kombat with how many times they said "GET OVER HERE BITCH". Real aggressive. Lastly, when the party regrouped, they found a large snake monstrosity guarding the kidnaped, and it was more focused on protecting her than fighting them. After a bit of shenanigan's and running away with the woman, Barry gets the killing blow, and in a very aggressive manner he describes as he literally Beyblades though the creature, in a giant gore spatter display. He then asked if he could descale the snake people in order to enhance his armor. He has had a lot of desire to get even stronger, I suspect because he is used to pathfinder where the scaling ceiling for strength and individual hardiness is quite high. However I know that that isn't really how things work in this game firstly, and that the scales on the Yuan-Ti weren't exactly in a condition where they could be used that way, even undamaged as they are an innate protection that wouldn't really transfer into an armor enhancement. I told him as much and mentioned that it would also result in the alignment shift since at least a few of them were humanoid non monstrosities, and again butchering the recently deceased is pretty evil no matter the culture. Then he asks about the larger monstrosity, and I say that while it toes the line, he could get some scales for it, but they are not in a condition to use for any kind of armor enhancement, and even if they were they were a material he doesn't know how to work with. He argued back and forth on that one for a bit, but relented after another reminder that he described a pretty bloody severing of its insides from its outsides. They did however take its head as a trophy.
I may have mentioned previously that I told Barry to take an alignment shift for some previous actions on the list above, taking them from True Neutral to Chaotic Neutral, and informed them that any more evil inclined actions would result in a similar change, but so too would any good actions. I also clarified that alignment would not play an immediate or prevalent change, as it was only used to define their actions, with the effect coming into play only when they encounter something that can directly see those alignments like certain magical creatures, or spirits/gods. All in all not that big. Barry avoided being chaotic evil like the plague. For some reason, despite my regular reminders that this change would not actively change anything as very few things can act upon it, they always toed the lines with their actions. After the session they started complaining about how they couldn't use their dead enemies to enhance their armor and how they wanted to do more, and I finally asked the question.
"So Barry, why exactly are you choosing to avoid being described as evil? We already talked about how in your plans as a character you were wanting to kill literal kingdoms sparing no one, and you were ok with the understanding that that would be Chaotic Evil no matter what, so what's up?" "I just don't wanna be punished for being evil? Lmao, seems kind of obvious bro" "...You know I've told you a good couple of times now that I don't punish for alignments just because right?" "Oh shit, really?" "Yeah, alignment won't affect you just because. Now if you do evil things in front of others, or leave a trail of destruction, then that might cause some problems." Brew chimed in as well, as someone who was still in the chat and was already privy to Barry's plans as a character (he did some stuff in session looking for diseases and the like to poison entire towns). "Yeah, like if you go murdering people in the street someone might stop you, and if you piss off the wrong people they'll come after you, and the party might have something to say, but that's only if they catch you." "So, so long as I'm sneaky, no one will know?" "...Well, spirits and certain magical creatures might know, but I doubt you are gonna be seeking them out for help anytime soon." "Yeah no, I don't wanna destroy things with someone else's help."
It was then that Barry decided to go full evil, starting with going back, scalping all of the Yuan-Ti's to make a blanket out of, and you know, despite the abject awfulness of that statement, it felt relieving. It was kind of like a weight was taken off, not having to deal with someone who thinks I am going to punish them wholeheartedly just for their alignment, but in turn it means that I now have someone who is probably going to be a lot more... active in their plans. And now I wait, trying to see what they do and how the party responds. And to be honest, I hope I don't feel the need to make a fourth post to destress from Barry's shenanagin's.
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2021.10.19 00:30 Dradavich Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Game 7 PTSD

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2021.10.19 00:30 chakokat ‘US/Israel seek Lebanese civil war to derail a Hezbollah in its prime’: Qandil

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2021.10.19 00:30 Superxtreme8724 Caption This

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2021.10.19 00:30 itsallbullshityo The Doors - The End - [Free Association Rock, 1968]

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2021.10.19 00:30 terran205 New vegas freezing

New vegas freezing
So i just started my first playthrough of new vegas and it keeps freezing at random moments anyone maby know a fix or the origin of the problem?
Load order
FalloutNV.esm DeadMoney.esm HonestHearts.esm OldWorldBlues.esm LonesomeRoad.esm GunRunnersArsenal.esm ClassicPack.esm MercenaryPack.esm TribalPack.esm CaravanPack.esm YUP - Base Game + All DLC.esm Interior Lighting Overhaul - Core.esm Interior Lighting Overhaul - L38PS.esm NVInteriors_Core.esm TLD_Travelers.esm Project Nevada - Core.esm Project Nevada - Equipment.esm Project Nevada - Rebalance.esp Project Nevada - Cyberware.esp Project Nevada - Extra Options.esm More Perks.esm YUP - NPC Fixes (Base Game + All DLC).esp CASM.esp ILO - PipBoy Light.esp Project Nevada - Rebalance Complete.esp Project Nevada - All DLC.esp EVE FNV - ALL DLC.esp Vurt's WFO.esp WeaponModsExpanded.esp WMX-DLCMerged.esp FNV Realistic Wasteland Lighting - All DLC.esp Project Nevada - WMX.esp Project Nevada - EVE All DLC.esp NPCsSprint.esp FO4PowerArmor.esp Project Nevada - Cyberware Additions.esp TeslaWeaponsPack.esp Boacombat2glove.esp boa ncrpahelmet.esp Sprint Mod.esp WMX-ArenovalisTextures.esp CCSP2_5d.esp IMPACT.esp WMX-EVE-AllDLCMerged.esp WMX-CCSP-EVE-AllDLCMerged.esp More Perks Update.esp Interior Lighting Overhaul - Ultimate Edition.esp ILO - GS Shack.esp
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2021.10.19 00:30 Xxhardman69xX is there a way to make a left press of the mouse wheel to go back on a page on chrome? thanks

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2021.10.19 00:30 WhatTheHotDogNFT Closing today!

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2021.10.19 00:30 4_tha_luv_of_crypto Proof of purchase for the Awards🤩🤩🤩

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2021.10.19 00:30 hexspace_ would I be institutionalized?

I (21) have recently tanked mentally. I was recovered for 2 eds, and was doing well at staying clean from sh, something that was difficult to stop at all because I was always very strategic regarding it. However I've fallen back into those things. I know I can manage my eds, as they are stoppable at this point without institutionalization, and I can always quit sh again. However, I see a counselor every week now, and am wondering if they would be able to have me institutionalized for these things? I honestly can't afford to miss work and am not comfortable with the idea at all, our facilities are not good, and it would absolutely only escalate it when I got out.
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2021.10.19 00:30 Smokelessblood Finally, now nothing can stand before me.

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2021.10.19 00:30 trailer8k James Bond No Time To Die Commercial AI Upscale 8K 60FPS 5.1 Surround

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2021.10.19 00:30 gla55jAw Closer Look at Sci-Fi Minis Episode 9 - YouTube

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2021.10.19 00:30 Xenomorph6 The DPS check just keeps getting harder

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2021.10.19 00:30 gamegayboi I got my haircut recently, but not sure if my long hair looked better?

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2021.10.19 00:30 LiterallySoCool Having trouble logging into my old account

So my old account never had an email registered and I forgot the password… am I completely fucked?
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2021.10.19 00:30 blackbeans13 How dudes running around with the Diamatti as their main look

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2021.10.19 00:30 R_Fey Who earns what amount of money if I buy (a dead authors) book?

I have recently discovered a nice website to download any kind of literature for free (mostly epubs and pdfs) and I had a couple of thoughts on that. (In that order)

  1. cool: all you can read for the rest of your life, and no expenses on books ever again
  2. well: people earn their living writing books, so that's kind of uncool
  3. wait: but what about all the 'classics'? The stuff that's out there for decades and especially the ones, written by authors who are long dead?
Does it really hurt anybody if I download the Lord of the Rings trilogy and don't pay? Or let's read Harry Potter again, this time the original and not translated. I know JKR's not dead but I bought the books once as a teenager. Do I really want to pay an other 80€ to re-read them in original language?
I just realize that I have no clue anyway who gets which share of a sold book. Especially if it involves a dead author.
I find this moral question easier with scientific literature because I believe that the knowledge should be freely accessible by everybody. Furthermore, people who are writing scientific books or articles in journals usually have a fixed salary form their scientific institution anyway.
What's your thought on this?
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2021.10.19 00:30 Awkward-Toes0906 [Positive] u/Chetubettt great guy to trade with

[Positive] u/Chetubettt great guy to trade with. We traded some auto cards and everything went smoothly.
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2021.10.19 00:30 pedal_deals_bot Korg Volca Drum Digital Percussion Synthesizer - $122 ($110 + $12 S/H) 79%

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2021.10.19 00:30 Goobi10255 If you had 1 superpower for 2 hours, what would it be?

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2021.10.19 00:30 clockwork_huber What animal is this?

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2021.10.19 00:30 CerialKillerRabbit Finally got my hair to silver! I've tried off and on for like a year

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