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Minmi talks about how Shiki No Uta was created and her experience with Nujabes

2020.10.27 07:44 Tamble9 Minmi talks about how Shiki No Uta was created and her experience with Nujabes

This is an excerpt from an article Otaquest did with Minmi Here's the link for the full article
OTAQUEST: The anime Samurai Champloo was made in 2004, so it is already 15 years old, but the production is still incredibly popular in America. Please tell us about the background of how you got involved with the soundtrack.
MINMI: Nujabes was in charge of the overall music production, and he gave me the offer.
OTAQUEST: Did you already have a connection with Nujabes?
MINMI: I had never met him. I sing riffs and runs in my song called “T.T.T.” and he told me that he thought “She is the one!” when he heard it. He researched who sang the song and I was contacted.
OTAQUEST: So, your first contact was when he approached you with the offer.
MINMI: Yes. I didn’t know who Nujabes was, but I got an offer to make a song for the anime.
OTAQUEST: Did you have any connection with Director Shinichiro Watanabe?
MINMI: No, I didn’t.
OTAQUEST: So, it started with an offer from Nujabes. Can you tell us a little bit about how you and Nujabes made “Shiki No Uta”.
MINMI: I was getting many offers at the time since I had just debuted. Because I wanted to do something that would make a good production, I asked him to send me some tracks first when I received the offer for “Samurai Champloo”. Both of them (Director Shinichiro Watanabe, and Nujabes) are amazing people, and I wasn’t really in the position to request such a thing, but it was important for me to check if the track would fit me. I received some tracks and I really liked one of them, so I said: “I want to sing with this track.” It was a song that Nujabes had already released, and it was against his policy to reuse the same track for a different song, so my request was turned down. I was in contact with him through staff from the record label, but I couldn’t compromise, so we didn’t reach an agreement immediately. Later, I visited his office and we discussed it all one on one. I told Nujabes “I’ve read Director Watanabe’s plot, and I made a story for the song in my mind. I already have the melody, lyrics, and image, so I want to sing with this track. I won’t make you disappointed.” Nujabes understood where I was coming from and said, “If you have this much confidence, please let me listen.” I made a demo immediately and it became “Shiki No Uta”.
OTAQUEST: The song was made with some difficulties.
MINMI: Yes. He said, “Reusing a track that has already been released will never happen again.” So, it was the first and the last time.
OTAQUEST: By thinking that the song was the result of the energy from both of you colliding, I can understand the reason for the influence. You released the English version of “Shiki No Uta” this year. What’s the story behind making an English vocal version 15 years later?
MINMI: It was because of attending the anime convention “OTAKON” in Washington DC. The artists who participated in the soundtrack for “Samurai Champloo” gathered together for a Nujabes tribute concert. “Shiki No Uta” was released when I was signed to Victor Entertainment, so it wasn’t officially released internationally. Since I had my first performance in America this summer, I wanted to officially release it for the world. Another reason is that I wanted more people to understand the meaning of “Shiki No Uta” from “Samurai Champloo” by translating it to English. I think more people around the world can learn about the song by not only attending conventions and festivals but also singing in English.
OTAQUEST: What is the difference between singing the song in Japanese and English?
MINMI: It sounds different in English. Also, the BPM is faster, so it’s more difficult to sing. I had to finish the song in a very short period of time because I started working on it when my appearance at “OTAKON” was decided. I recorded it in America and asked the studio engineer to give vocal direction. I received some advice to sing naturally for English native speakers. It was a very challenging production to make.
OTAQUEST: What does the production “Samurai Champloo” means to you?
MINMI: I feel fate in this production. I wrote the 2 songs, “Shiki No Uta” and “Fuu’s Theme”, but both songs were written in Fuu’s point of view, who is the main character. Fuu is looking for “the samurai who smells of sunflowers” and the story goes that this samurai may be her father. Actually, my father passed away around the time when I made these songs. I was very attached to my father, so I linked myself to Fuu, who was going after the warm memory of her father. I wrote the songs by having a synchronized feeling with Fuu. Also, this year I made fan goods with a sunflower motif, and I sang a song called “Sunflower” at OTAKON, but I completely forgot that sunflowers relate to “Samurai Champloo”. I realized it later, and I was so surprised. When I think back, it all connects to the story that Fuu is looking for the samurai who smells of sunflowers. I felt that “Samurai Champloo”, Nujabes-san, “Shiki No Uta”, and I are meant to be connected.
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2020.10.27 04:52 ElusiveColours 28 [M4R] PNW/US - Nerdy Gamer looking for his player 2.(Long post)

My name is Dante! No, that isn't my real name, unfortunately. It's been my handle online for years(No, it's not DMC related. Haha)
I am Pansexual.
I've been in the IT industry for a little over a decade now, but I have recently put my career on hold so that I could move back home and take care of my sick mother.
I'm a big nerd. If it's considered nerdy or geeky there is a good chance that I am at least interested. Star Wars is where I nerd out the most, though. I'm a pretty big fanboy and I could probably lead a passionate rant that lasted hours. I know my audience though, so don't worry, I won't ramble on if you're not interested in something.
I am a Ravenclaw, my Patronus is a Fox.
I like DC Villains a lot more than their heroes(also anything dark by DC like Flashpoint Paradox), and I think.
I enjoy Marvel as well, but I think Captain America is the most boring, milk-toast, cardboard cutout of a character I've ever seen. Keep in mind I don't read actual comic books, so all these opinions are based on movies and shows entirely.
I enjoy Anime(My favorite is Ruroni Kenshin), and animation in general really. I still watch cartoons, selectively, as I am an adult and I will do what I damn well please. I finished She-Ra last week, which I thoroughly enjoyed! I've also recently watched Midnight Gospel, Steven Universe Future, and
I'm a PC gamer. I have a ton of PC games. I play League sometimes, too. I would love to have someone to get back into FFXIV with as well!
Cooking is a passion of mine. I very nearly went to school for culinary but I changed my degree at literally the last minute. I make a damn good Pecan Pie, best you'll ever have north of the Mason-Dixon Line. My mom grew up in Tennesse and Georgia and she taught me a thing or two about down-home Southern Cooking. I also make a great Gumbo. ;P
Music is a huge part of my life, and I consume it every day! I can't play any instruments(except the Ocarina.. very very poorly), and I love to sing. I think I sound like a dying animal who also has the voice of a teenage boy hitting puberty, but I've had multiple people tell me I sing well. I've also been told the opposite, so the jury is still out.
On to appearance! I am a tall guy, 6'0". Well, fine, technically 5' 11 and 3/4's". I'm also a chubby guy. I've been overweight since I was a kid, but I am making an effort to lose weight so I can be more healthy at the very least. 88'lbs down and counting!
I have Orange(My favorite color) hair, both ears gauged to a 00, as well as both a Labret and Septum piercing. Also, I have 4 tattoos.
I'm an animal lover! All kinds of animals, even insects!(Except cockroaches and mosquitos), and have always felt a strong connection to nature.
Currently, I have a cat, her name is Miki(Me-Key). She is a Russian Blue and she is extremely affectionate. She also drools when she's happy which sometimes makes holding her a disgusting ordeal.
I am Monogamous. I'm not against anyone who is Poly, and I think it's great you can be in a Poly relationship but I simply can't. Please do not try and sway me, or try and give me suggestions on how I may make it work for me. I am simply not "wired" that way.
I smoke pot! Pretty much every day. I'm not unproductive, and it doesn't affect my work life. I usually smoke when I get home and before bed, sometimes once in between. When the weekend rolls around the sky is the limit though. You don't need to be a stoner to message me, as long as you're ok with it and don't try and make me quit we're good.
Tell me your favorite snack food when you message me so I know you've read this.
Also, since this has been an issue in the past I will mention I am an Atheist who dabbles in Spiritual Druidism. I don't need your help or assistance seeing the light, either. Just like with pot, you don't need to be an Atheist, as long as you don't shove your beliefs down my throat we'll get along wonderfully.
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2020.10.27 04:42 ElusiveColours 28 [M4R] PNW/US - Nerdy Gamer looking for his player 2.(Long post)

Let's dive right into this!
My name is Dante! No, that isn't my real name, unfortunately. It's been my handle online for years(No, it's not DMC related. Haha)
I am Pansexual.
I've been in the IT industry for a little over a decade now, but I have recently put my career on hold so that I could move back home and take care of my sick mother.
I'm a big nerd. If it's considered nerdy or geeky there is a good chance that I am at least interested. Star Wars is where I nerd out the most, though. I'm a pretty big fanboy and I could probably lead a passionate rant that lasted hours. I know my audience though, so don't worry, I won't ramble on if you're not interested in something.
I am a Ravenclaw, my Patronus is a Fox.
I like DC Villains a lot more than their heroes(also anything dark by DC like Flashpoint Paradox), and I think.
I enjoy Marvel as well, but I think Captain America is the most boring, milk-toast, cardboard cutout of a character I've ever seen. Keep in mind I don't read actual comic books, so all these opinions are based on movies and shows entirely.
I enjoy Anime(My favorite is Ruroni Kenshin), and animation in general really. I still watch cartoons, selectively, as I am an adult and I will do what I damn well please. I finished She-Ra last week, which I thoroughly enjoyed! I've also recently watched Midnight Gospel, Steven Universe Future, and
I'm a PC gamer. I have somewhere about 350 games on Steam. I play League sometimes, too. I would love to have someone to get back into FFXIV with as well!
Cooking is a passion of mine. I very nearly went to school for culinary but I changed my degree at literally the last minute. I make a damn good Pecan Pie, best you'll ever have north of the Mason-Dixon Line. My mom grew up in Tennesse and Georgia and she taught me a thing or two about down-home Southern Cooking. I also make a great Gumbo. ;P
Music is a huge part of my life, and I consume it every day! I can't play any instruments(except the Ocarina.. very very poorly), and I love to sing. I think I sound like a dying animal who also has the voice of a teenage boy hitting puberty, but I've had multiple people tell me I sing well. I've also been told the opposite, so the jury is still out.
On to appearance! I am a tall guy, 6'0". Well, fine, technically 5' 11 and 3/4's". I'm also a chubby guy. I've been overweight since I was a kid, but I am making an effort to lose weight so I can be more healthy at the very least. 88'lbs down and counting!
I have Orange(My favorite color) hair, both ears gauged to a 00, as well as both a Labret and Septum piercing. Also, I have 4 tattoos.
I'm an animal lover! All kinds of animals, even insects!(Except cockroaches and mosquitos), and have always felt a strong connection to nature.
Currently, I have a cat, her name is Miki(Me-Key). She is a Russian Blue and she is extremely affectionate. She also drools when she's happy which sometimes makes holding her a disgusting ordeal.
I am Monogamous. I'm not against anyone who is Poly, and I think it's great you can be in a Poly relationship but I simply can't. Please do not try and sway me, or try and give me suggestions on how I may make it work for me. I am simply not "wired" that way.
I smoke pot! Pretty much every day. I'm not unproductive, and it doesn't affect my work life. I usually smoke when I get home and before bed, sometimes once in between. When the weekend rolls around the sky is the limit though. You don't need to be a stoner to message me, as long as you're ok with it and don't try and make me quit we're good.
Tell me your favorite snack food when you message me so I know you've read this.
Also, since this has been an issue in the past I will mention I am an Atheist who dabbles in Spiritual Druidism. I don't need your help or assistance seeing the light, either. Just like with pot, you don't need to be an Atheist, as long as you don't shove your beliefs down my throat we'll get along wonderfully.
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2020.10.26 21:22 Hakairoku How does the Oni feed sanity?

I played a game earlier in Brownstone and we were able to figure out the ghost's identity because it cleared all the check boxes for Oni, but since we had an objective that required a hunt prevented by a crucifix I chose to be the bait for it. I spent over 15 minutes in the room with the Oni constantly doing jump scares, singing me melodies and a Hunt was never initiated. The guy i was grouped mentioned that for every spook or jump scare, i was gaining sanity instead of losing it, to the point where before I dc'ed I was apparently at 100% sanity despite being in the dark. The Hunt was never initiated, but another odd quirk was that apparently it was my teammates' sanities who were watching everything in the truck who were having their sanities degraded.
What gimmick is it exactly with the Oni and why is the sanity mechanic somehow reversed against it?
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2020.10.26 05:19 DannyOfMacedon CYL3 Champions Refine Ideas

Hello, summoners!! It’s been a hot minute since I churned out a New Hero Idea, and I plan to change that, but I thought in the mean-time it would be enjoyable to think of some refine ideas for our CYL3 Champions!! A reminder before we dive into it that these are all meant to help the unit do what IntSys built their kit around, as with all refines! So while Alm maybe benefit from some crazy damage reduction + DC + lull combo to make him king of the blades, I won’t necessarily do that here because it’s not in the style of the unit. We want Brave Alm to be Brave Alm, essentially. Without further a deu!
Alm - Dracofalchion
Effective against dragon foes. Grants Atk+3. If the number of foes within 2 spaces (excluding target) >= the number of allies within 2 spaces (excluding unit), grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 during combat.
Refine: Disables non-Special skills that "reduce damage by X%." If unit is not adjacent to ally, unit can counterattack regardless of distance, and if unit’s HP is also <85%, grants bonus to Atk during combat = current penalty on each of unit's stats × 2 and nullifies bonuses to foe’s Defense.
(Please don’t look at me like this, Brave Hector has a lot of effects, too! The problem with this unit beforehand, at least in my experience, is that he overshots anything he should be able to kill anyway, and performs badly against many others. This will hopefully give him a good spot as sort of a sword Shinon, but of course with dragon effectiveness, a pinch of Fallen Ike and Legendary Chrom, and true damage. This should put him in a good spot, it’s what a 1st place victor should get!!)
Micaiah - Light of Dawn
Effective against armored and cavalry foes. Grants Res+3. Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during combat = current penalty on each of target's stats +3. Calculates each stat bonus independently. Refine: If penalty is active on foe, foe cannot counterattack and suffers Spd/Res -6.
(Quite a simple one here, but I feel Micaiah wasn’t particularly struggling TOO much, though then again I never see her talked about for the tops of green mages. This helps her against some armors who manage to OHKO at her, and in fact can potentially make her quite a menace in AR Def, the way I see it. What do you think?)
Eliwood - Nini’s Lance Effective against dragon and beast foes. Grants Spd+3. If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 during combat.
Refine: Foes within 3 rows and 3 columns of unit suffer -4 to Atk/Spd/Def/Res. If unit initiates, during combat, neutralizes effects that grant "Special cooldown charge +X" to foe, or inflict "Special cooldown charge -X" on unit.
(Here’s a simple but hopefully effective one: a wider spectrum rein, which pairs nicely with his base kit Rally+Ruse combo, and a little something to help him pack more of a punch. Idea here is to help him stand out as a Galeforce user a bit and be a meld of his offensive and supportive variants.)
Camilla - Sanngriør Foe cannot counterattack. If unit initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd+5 during combat. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts [Gravity] on target and foes within 1 space of target. [Gravity] Restricts target's movement to 1 space through its next action Refine: After combat, if foe did not attack, inflicts [Isolation] on target and foes within 1 space of target. [Isolation] Target cannot use or be the target of Assist skills through its next action. (Target can neither use nor be the target of skills like Dance and Sing, skills that neutralize penalties, like Restore and Harsh Command+, etc.)
(Aha...that’s not quite the right spelling of her weapon...but I simply didn’t have the right letter on my keyboard!! This refine puts Camilla comfortably further up her niche - to be a offensive monster of a healer and kick everyone’s kneecaps so they can’t move afterwards. This would make it much more difficult for those in AR Off to do anything, really, after being hit by her. I additionally updated her offenses a bit.)
Well, there we have it, summoners!! What do you think? Would you be happy with these? Too good, not good enough? Let me know what ya think and drop your own below if you so desire!!
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2020.10.26 04:15 ryanznock Making a firestarter

It's my long-standing frustration that most RPGs treat 'fire attacks' as one-time boops of damage, rather than capturing the terror of setting someone on fire.
However, I found a lovely feat, Burning Amplification.
I'm playing a psychic in a Strange Aeons campaign, and my character is (unbeknownst to her) a changeling descended from an ash hag.
I got my GM's permission to make a new knack (aka, cantrips for psychics) called singe, which is basically ray of frost but for fire damage. So when the psychic mind-f**kery fails, I can always fall back on plinking for a little bit of fire damage, and then setting them on fire (each turn they get to make a DC 13 Reflex save to put out the fire; otherwise they take 1d6 fire damage).
But I'm curious how to keep up the viability of setting folks on fire at higher levels. Psychics don't really go in for blasting (though I am a 'Rebirth discipline' psychic, so can get one spell off the wizard list each day). I'm considering taking Experimental Spellcaster to dabble in the Words of Power rules, get a fire word, and always have the option to always cast fire bolts, cones, bursts, etc. Technically Words of Power doesn't have any mention of how it works with psychics, but I figure the GM could be on board.
I know it's not playing to the strengths of the psychic, but my last few PF characters ended up more min-maxed than the rest of the party, so I figure if I devote my feats to a quirky side gig, it'll improve my fun and keep me from overshadowing the other PCs.
Have you ever made a firebug?
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2020.10.26 00:49 GadofBlinsky The Mind of the Mad Mage

The Mind of the Mad Mage
Good day friends. This is my first actual post here, though I've been lurking for months. I'm currently DMing my Curse of Strahd campaign and I am a huge fan of all the great work here. However, I was hard pressed to find resources on a satisfying encounter for the Mad Mage, so I, inspired by the greats that came before me, decided to take the matter into my own hands. Enter the Mind of the Mad Mage (quite literally...)
First, I shall provide my justification in a long winded manner, feel free to skip that portion if that's not your cup of tea, I just wanted to give you a glimpse inside my mind, before we dove inside the mind of the Mage.
The Problems with as written:
There are a few major flaws with the Mad Mage of Mount Baratok as written. They are his identity, the encounter, and the party dynamic.
In Curse of Strahd, the Mad Mage is none other than Mordenkainen from the Forgotten Realms. Mordenkainen is famous in D&D lore, with a monster book and several spells being named after him. However, the Mad Mage being Mordenkainen brings up a myriad of problems. The main reason I changed the identity of the Mad Mage in my Curse of Strahd game was because my players would have no idea who this guy is and what he represents. It is completely unnecessary for the Mad Mage to be Mordenkainen. While Mordenkainen being in Barovia may be interesting and a plot twist for veteran players, it still has its own problems. There is no real rhyme or reason for this particular wizard to be Mordenkainen. It adds nothing to the story overall. This could be any wizard. Another very large issue with this encounter is why the Mad Mage is “Mad.” All that the book says is that Mordenkainen was “driven mad by the realization that he no longer has any hope of defeating Strahd or freeing the people of the vampire’s damned realm” after he lost his staff and spellbook. The loss of such a powerful magical artifact would be devastating, but it certainly would not be enough to make someone forget their name, where they came from, and cause them to need a Greater Restoration spell. Another problem with Mordenkainen being the Mad Mage is that the party has limited personal stake in finding him and helping him, something that should be a consideration, especially due to the difficulty of getting to Mordenkainen.
The aforementioned Greater Restoration spell that Mordenkainen requires is another major flaw with the encounter as a whole. Other than the very limited hooks for Mount Baratok, the party has no real incentive or reason to search out the Mad Mage if he isn’t their fated ally, something that I will address later. The encounter itself is equally as perplexing as the reason why the party would even be there. For starters, the encounter begins with Mordenkainen originally under the effects of polymorph, being an elk. The Mage then immediately begins opening fire upon the party, and with his high level spellcasting, serves a pretty solid threat to them, with the ability to counterspell as well as smack the whole party with a DC 17 Con save or take 8d8 cold damage with half damage on a success. The Mad Mage can do this 3+ times throughout the battle. When reduced to around half health, he will flee. The book has no real solution that the party can do to make this encounter a non-hostile one so that they can do the second part of the encounter: healing the Mad Mage. The Greater Restoration portion makes little to no sense. For one, the party has zero reason to cast Greater Restoration on this enemy, unless they got him as their ally. Even if they know to cast Greater Restoration, there are even more hoops to jump through. For one, Greater Restoration is a touch spell, and getting in range with an enemy who can cast all manner of spells such as Fly, Misty Step, Web, and Time Stop will be a difficult task to say the least. Once the players are able to use their Greater Restoration spell, the task isn’t ended there. Despite there being absolutely zero way for the players to know, Mordenkainen has a Mind Blank spell on himself which forces the Greater Restoration spell to fail. Greater Restoration is already an immensely difficult spell to cast, being a 5th level spell and forcing the party to somehow be able to cast it twice is just unfun.
Finally, the least pressing of the Mad Mage’s problems is that of the party dynamic. If the party already has a spellcaster, adding the CR 12 Archmage to the party will certainly overshadow that player which is something that we want to avoid. He serves as a bad ally in terms of party dynamic.
TL;DR: The Mad Mage being Mordenkainen does nothing, as well as the encounter is very unsatisfying and not fun for anyone.
Setting the Stage: Foreshadowing is very important in this encounter as well as within CoS as a whole. The Mad Mage can serve as an effective link for a character into Barovia. I made my Mage "Mindartis Aloro" the teacher of the PC wizard's teacher. Linking a character to the Mage is an effective way to make it feel more satisfying. Any Arcane caster can have a relationship to the Mage, or anyone who could know of a powerful arcane caster.
Starting the Encounter:
The party begins the encounter in a similar manner to as written. They encounter a man in tattered red robes with a long beard and unkempt brown hair. From this we have two paths: Combat or Social.
Social starts out with the party approaching with the Mage, who is sitting on a rock. He is very manic, and starts the encounter with dialogue such as "Stand back you interlopers, this is your only warning." and fires a lightning bolt right next to the party (missing all members). I had my Mage start around 50 feet away.
I gave my party the opportunity to attempt to persuade him, a DC 15 Persuasion check with solid argumentation will cause him to stand down. He will then have the party follow him into "his sanctum" which is actually his mind.
In the event that they fail the social portion, combat begins. The Mage focuses on control spells, illusions, though depending on the level of your party, don't be afraid to throw out a bit of damage. Bigby's hand is definitely a fun option. Once the Mage reaches half health he cries out "You may break my body, but you will never break my mind!" and flees. The main point of this is being sure you position him so he can get away. Half health is a good metric, but if it looks like he can be caught out of position and brought down with conditions, then is the time to flee. He flees back to "his sanctum" and if your party requires a bit more of obvious ques, feel free to throw out dialogue of "I must flee to my sanctum, where I can prepare", which wouldn't feel out of place as the Mage definitely isn't in the right mind. You can also use visuals such as "you see a bright flash of blue light in the distance" to prod the players in that direction so they don't get discouraged. I personally depicted the door into "the sanctum" as a shimmering wall of light.
Enter the Mind: The Riddle Room:
Regardless of how the party enters "the sanctum", the Mage is nowhere to be found. They find themselves in an antechamber of a mansion, covered in dust and cobwebs. The wooden chamber appears old and decrepit. There are no footprints. The walls are covered in strange sigils and runes, a DC 15 Arcana check reveals the sigils are conjuration in nature, though of a spell that appears unlike anything you have ever seen. On the opposite wall as the way which they came (I made it so the group could leave at any time, this is not Death House), is a mahogany door with ornate engravings with a golden mask built into the wall next to it. Its face is locked in an expression of pain though the eyes appear to track the movements of the party.
When approached the mask (who functions as a slightly advanced magic mouth spell) engages the party in conversation, revealing that if they wish to see "the master" they must complete the tests. First, three riddles! Three golden chains appear on the door
I got these riddles from the lovely people in the discord server, specifically u/strawberryqueen20, and u/whyhieratic, and u/thesmilingjester. They are revealed one at a time, and I used this order.
"The lake is my cradle, the air is my home, the land is my coffin. The cycle starts again. What am I?" (water)"I can soothe or I can sting, I can be seen or I can be heard. I travel the world without legs or wings. What am I?" (a word)
"I am not sword, nor am I shield. Instead I am something that must be unsealed. Some us books to begin, while others find me within." (magic).
The mask repeats the riddle on an incorrect answer and will repeat again if asked. It responds to no other questions. Upon a successful answer, a chain shatters and the next riddle is revealed. When the final riddle is answered, the mask smiles and the door opens.
The Flashbacks: Rallying the Troops
In between each of these puzzle rooms, serving as a transition or palate cleanser, is a flashback within the mind of the Mage. The first transition immediately follows the riddle room. Here is what I read to my players:
"Upon walking through the mahogany door, you find yourself outside... in a familiar location: The Village of Barovia. A crowd of around 100 townsfolk stand before a raised platform, brandishing rudimentary weapons, such as makeshift spears, pikes, and torches. Standing on the platform is a middle aged human man, with bright red robes, with short cut brown hair and a cleanly shaven face. He addresses the crowd, saying "The Devil Strahd has gone unchallenged for far too long! I have found my way to this land to be your salvation! With my spells and your spirits, this tyrant stands no chance! We shall liberate this land!" The man gestures towards the looming fortress in the distance. "Brothers and sisters of Barovia! The time is now! Advance!"
Enter the Mind: The Painting Room:
The party is whooshed back to a new chamber as decrepit as the first, filled with cobwebs and dust (Cobwebs are important to emphasize).
This next puzzle was adapted from a game I was a player in, DMed by Discord User TheRedAstronaut. He revealed that his was adapted from a puzzle by Wally DM on Youtube, entitled the Painted Minotaur Room (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO2p1B3aB90).
This chamber is a stone chamber around 30x30 feet with a statue standing in the center, facing the gate through which they enter. The statue is around 10 feet tall, appears to be gaseous in form with a golden orb in the center. Above the gate through which the party enters (from the west) is an identical painting, depicting an open gate. The south wall of the chamber has an identical gate and painting, however both are closed. The gates cannot be opened or closed by force, being immovable. The north and east walls also have identical gate and painting set-ups, though behind the gates are piles of rubble. Behind the south gate is the dance of firelight.
Whatever painting the statue looks at causes the door beneath to open (and the painting to reflect the change). If the statue looks away from a painting, the door closes. If the party attacks/touches the statue, it turns to face them, causing the doors to immediately react. The statue will animate and attack for one round, attacking only the aggressoone who touched it, then at initiative 20, revert to its passive form. If your players continue to press the attack, it reverts back into its active form and resumes fighting. I used the stats of a flesh golem, though I gave it the ability to reflect back any ranged damage while in its passive form, just to make my party more likely to solve the puzzle. This section is not meant to damage the players to a huge degree, just to get them to use their noggins before they get bonked there.
The goal is to get the statue to look at the south gate, though another solution could be defeating the statue in combat and using the orb that comes out of the chest to open the gate. Regardless of how they solve this puzzle, they are sucked into yet another flashback.
The Flashbacks: Marching on the Castle
I read this to my players:
"You find yourselves at a fog filled chasm, right before that same mighty fortress, whose towers touch the clouds. The red robed man stands at the front of the host of townsfolk. The man lowers his hood, looks to the raised drawbridge, and arcane energy crackles between his fingers as he prepares to blast the bridge down. As he begins his incantation, the bridge lowers. The townsfolk gasp as a rusty wooden portcullis is raised. Stepping forward onto the bridge is a loon man, donning a red doublet with a black cloak resting upon shining metal pauldrons. The man approaches, his hair raven black, his skin a pale white. He reaches the center of the bridge. The mob is shaking, either from anticipation or dread.
The red robed man calls out "My name is Mindartis Aloro and your day of reckoning is here Devil. Yield now and I shall make your death painless." The man on the bridge chuckles. "How adorable. I was just about to say the same thing." The pale man addresses the crowd, "All of you return to your homes and I shall show mercy."
A murmur passes through the crowd, though none flee. "We shall end you here and now!" says Mindartis, who launches a bolt of lightning at the man on the bridge, who makes no attempt to dodge the attack, getting struck square in the chest. He doesn't even react.
"Very well", says the man on the bridge. He turns back towards the castle, and in a voice that reverberates in your very bones says "Rise, children of the night. You may feast now."You all hear the howls and shrieks of various creatures coalescing on this bridge. Mindartis grits his teeth and turns back to his assembled forces and says "Hold fast, my friends. We shall win the day!" He begins to fly towards the pale man on the bridge, arcane energy crackling between his fingertips once more."
Enter the Mind: The Final Puzzle:
This puzzle room was one I had the most trouble filling. For the sake of this guide, here are two potential options. Suggested by Discord user u/Wanari_Nevi (who also was of great help throughout this whole process) is the countdown puzzle, as depicted in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-P6Ys_EHME&feature=emb_logo. My players are rather familiar with this puzzle so I elected to go with a puzzle of my own design, though I liked the suggestion so much I had to include it here. I would recommend it over the second option for groups without spell casters.
The puzzle I went with is a stone room, around 25 by 25 feet with a raised platform in the center. The party enters from the north wall. In the center of this platform is a birdbath like structure with a hole going down. On the floor are manic scribbles of runes. A DC 13 Arcana check reveals that the first ring of runes are Evocation, followed by a ring of transmutation, then conjuration. I chose these three types as my party has access to these schools. The solution is for the party to launch spells of those schools in the order of the rings, which causes those runes to glow. Once all three rings are active, a door on the south wall appears, sending the party into a final flashback.
The Flashbacks: The Triumph of the Devil:
I read this to my party:
"As you walk through the door, you find yourselves once again on the bridge. Glancing around you watch as hundreds of undead creatures and wolves rip through the assembled host of villagers, who have broken ranks and are attempting to flee to no avail. Villagers collapse all around you, being cut down by the horde of undead minions. Glancing up you watch Mindartis get struck by a bolt of lightning from the sky, his robe now singed. He launches of salvo of magic missiles at the pale man on the bridge who doesn't even react. The pale man begins to fly towards Mindartis, who frantically waves his hands, attempting to cast a spell. Just as Mindartis starts to teleport away, the pale man flicks his wrist and the spell fails. Mindartis's eyes go wide as the pale man grabs him by the throat. The pale man speaks, "Foolish boy. I am Strahd Von Zarovich. I am the Land. You cannot even hope to harm me. You shall never escape my domain. You are but a child in my presence." The pale man tightens his grip around Mindartis's throat. You watch as the light fades from Mindartis' eyes and he falls. You find yourself also falling, the light going dark for you as well. You feel the rush of air around you until you jolt back to find yourself in a dark chamber."
Enter the Mind: Battle of Doubt:
The party now finds themselves in a web filled chamber. I personally set this in a clearing to show the emptiness of Mindartis's mind. There are webs everywhere. These are "Webs of Doubt." If a creature steps on them, they must make a DC 14 Wisdom Saving throw or be afflicted by the same effects of the "Tendrils of Doubt" ability on The Doubtful statblock. I arranged these so that the party couldn't surround The Doubtful and surround and pound it, as solo monsters often can be. The Doubtful is an arachnid like Sorrowsworn, produced by Mindartis's own psyche which has caused him to go mad. I used a piece of artwork found by u/LightningDragonMastr posted to the Discord Server. I placed Mindartis in a bed in the center of the webs, restrained by his own webs and very much unconscious. He will not awaken until The Doubtful is defeated. My statblock is posted below, my level 4 party just barely managed to defeat it, only due to very good rolls (such as a natural 20 death save to get the cleric back up). Some ways to buff it for higher level parties would be increasing damage output/increases the amount of attacks per turn, giving legendary resistance, increasing health, giving legendary actions, or the resistance to physical damage while in dark/dim light that Sorrowsworn are associated with.
Exiting the Mind
Upon the Doubtful's defeat, Mindartis will awaken and all the webs will dissolve. He will still be a bit shaken and thank the party. He will refuse to travel with the party under any circumstance, claiming how him being with only paints a larger target on their back (which is definitely true). I personally am allowing the party to recruit him for a final battle scenario, though this is entirely your choice. For a bit of tangible loot, he could always give gold, spell components, or potentially magic items. You know your game better than I do, so just think about what a wizard could give out. I gave a bracelet of blasting (a reskinned circlet of blasting) to my wizard player as this was his personal quest from Madam Eva as well as the ability to copy three spells into his own spellbook of a level he could cast.
I considered stripping the Mage of his spellbook, though I wanted to be able to have a moment where he pulls out his own book and its of the same material as the wizard PC's, to play up the drama within that character arc. You definitely can hide the Mage's book somewhere and that's where he goes off to while the party goes and does their stuff. Regardless, the Mage can be a steadfast ally when the time comes. He can also serve as a source of knowledge on Barovian lore for some items, though he doesn't have all of the answers. Mindartis will create an exit door for the party, sending them out of his now restored mental mansion.

I hope you enjoyed my revised Mad Mage encounter, I had a lot of fun compiling it here! A huge thank you to everyone on the discord server for the help throughout this process. Until we meet again, fellow Barovians...

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2020.10.25 22:26 waynefinance15 [US-IL] [H] SPOOKY SZN! SDCC Bakugo, NYCC Pops, Darth Revan, Mad Hatter Teacup, Star Wars, Marvel, My Hero Academia, Skeleton/Bonejangles Chase, Johnny Bravo, Korra Chase, Naruto, Murder Machine Chase [W] PayPal & A Few Trades

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2020.10.23 22:15 valkyria_knight881 A Look Into 2020: What Happened? (Editorial)

Hey everyone! My ‘A Look Into’ editorials are going to start with something different this time. While I will still analyze each major film studio’s lineup later, I will look into the disastrous year for cinema that is the current year of 2020 and how each major film studio reacted to the pandemic.

A Brief Look at 2019

2019 was one of the best years in cinema history, especially if you are Disney or Sony. Joker was the first R rated film to hit $1B. Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first Spider-Man film to hit $1B (which is probably long overdue). Disney had the best year financially for the company with Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Frozen II, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker breaking $1B. There were more billion dollar films in that 2019 slate than theatrical films that didn’t hit $1B (looking at you Dumbo and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil). Avengers: Endgame surpassed Avatar to become the highest grossing film of all time. 2019 broke the record for the most billion dollar films with there being nine billion dollar films (previous record was five). Overall, this was just a good year for the box office.

2020

While 2020 didn’t look as strong as 2019 initially, there was still excitement for some of the films releasing in 2020. Here’s a brief look at the first two and a half months that the box office had in 2020.

January 2020

The two major releases in January were Universal’s Dolittle and Sony’s Bad Boys for Life. While Doolittle flopped by making $250M on a budget of $175M, it will still be known as the sixth highest grossing film of 2020 at the time of this post. On the other hand, Bad Boys for Life was a major success and became the highest grossing American film of 2020 and the second highest grossing film worldwide in 2020, making $427M on a budget of $90M.

February 2020

The four major releases in February were Warner Bros’ Birds of Prey, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, 20th Century Studios’ The Call of the Wild, and Universal’s The Invisible Man. Birds of Prey underperformed by making $202M on a budget of $100M ($250M was needed for the film to break even). A week later, Sonic the Hedgehog was released in theaters with commercial success, making $308M on a budget of $95M. The Call of the Wild was 20th Century Studios’ first film as Disney changed the name from 20th Century Fox to 20th Century Studios. As the first film, it bombed at the box office, making only $108M on a budget of $150M. The Invisible Man released to become a major success as well, making $135M on a budget of $7M. The Invisible Man would be the last film to profit at the box office before the pandemic.

March 2020

The only major release in March was Disney’s Onward. The film only had two weekends to make as much money as it can at the box office due to theaters closing after the March 13th weekend. Unfortunately for Onward, the film only made $145M on a budget of $200M, making this a box office flop under normal circumstances. The last Friday before theaters shutdown was March 13th with Lionsgate’s I Still Believe, Universal’s The Hunt, and Sony’s Bloodshot.

During the Pandemic

The pandemic was rough for the film industry, and these studios reacted differently to the pandemic. Let’s take a look at every major film studio (including 20th Century Studios).
DISCLAIMER - The editorial will most likely not adapt based on future delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m detailing the current situation as it is as of October 23, 2020. So if Freaky gets pushed to December or something, I don’t know what to say. The world can’t exist if Freaky leaves November.
20th Century Studios
20th Century Studios only had one film to its name before the pandemic (when they changed their name from 20th Century Fox to 20th Century Studios) and that film was the Call of the Wild. It’s one thing to have your first film be a huge box office bomb. It’s another thing when the pandemic hits and forces you to wait until August for any hope of profitability (SPOILERS: They still lost money). The New Mutants was the unlucky child of 20th Century Fox that constantly moved from date to date, and the pandemic only made it move more, as if the universe is trying to prevent the film from being released. The New Mutants did finally release on August 28 but flopped at the box office. Fox gave up on The Woman in the Window and sold the film to Netflix. The Empty Man was moved from August 7 to October 23. Free Guy was moved from July 3 to December 11. Death on the Nile was moved from October 9 to December 18. The King’s Man suffered constant delays but eventually moved to February 12, 2021. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie moved from October 23, 2020 to February 26, 2021. Bob’s Burgers: The Movie moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021, coinciding with Bob’s Burgers 10th Anniversary. Deep Water moved from November 13, 2020 to August 13, 2021. The Last Duel was moved from December 25, 2020 to October 15, 2021. West Side Story was moved almost a whole year from December 18, 2020 to December 10, 2021.
Best Decision - Delaying Free Guy to December 2020. Assuming it stays there, I think it’s a good way to kick off the somewhat vacant holiday season. It seems like a film many people are interested in and as long as the film isn’t too expensive, Free Guy could be one of the first profitable theatrical movies in the post-pandemic world.
Biggest Mistake - Did 20th Century Studios really have to delay Avatar 2 to 2022? I don’t think it would’ve hurt to release West Side Story and Avatar 2 in the same month.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Mulan was just two weeks away from coming out when the pandemic hit. Disney wanted Mulan to be one of the first films to open post lockdown. However, it got pushed back more until Disney gave up on marketing the film more than they already had and decided to strip the film of its theatrical release date. It would go on to debut on Disney+ for an extra $30 to Disney+ subscribers. Artemis Fowl, Hamilton, The One and Only Ivan, and Soul also lost their theatrical debuts in favor of coming out on Disney+. And it’s a good thing for Disney that they avoided a theatrical release for Artemis Fowl because that movie would have been a bigger disaster than it is currently. Raya and the Last Dragon moved from November 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021. Jungle Cruise moved a whole year from July 24, 2020 to July 30, 2021. The Beatles: Get Back was moved from September 4, 2020 to August 27, 2021. Black Widow moved a whole year from May 1, 2020 to May 7, 2021. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings moved from February 12, 2021 to July 9, 2021. Eternals was delayed a full year from November 6, 2020 to November 5, 2021.
Best Decision - Pushing Raya and the Last Dragon to March 2021. I think this movie has a lot of potential, and it’s nice to see something new out of Walt Disney Animation Studios after Ralph Breaks the Internet and Frozen II. This film deserves a theatrical release.
Biggest Mistake - Dumping Mulan on Disney+ is one thing. Moving Soul to Disney+ is another. Soul should not have been a Disney+ release. Inside Out made $858M worldwide. Soul was guaranteed at least $700M worldwide. This was a huge missed opportunity for Disney. I’d rather the film get pushed to 2021 than dumped to Disney+.
Universal Pictures
Universal broke ground, and not in a good way for the film industry. Trolls World Tour got a simultaneous VOD and theatrical release on April 10 This pissed off many theaters, especially AMC. However, Universal did something even more stupid and made a deal with AMC to break the three month theatrical window and shrink it to a 17-day window. This is evidenced with Freaky releasing on November 13 and being made available on VOD on December 4. Besides that, they obviously delayed most of their movies. The King of Staten Island gave up a theatrical release and went straight to VOD. The Croods: A New Age suffered constant delays but eventually moved to November 25, 2020. Nobody moved from August 14, 2020 to February 19, 2021. No Time to Die moved an entire year from April 3, 2020 to April 2, 2021 and started a whole wave of movies being delayed. BIOS moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021. F9, Minions: The Rise of Gru, The Forever Purge, and Halloween Kills were delayed an entire year from 2020 to 2021. Old moved from February 26, 2021 to July 23, 2021. Candyman moved for over a year from June 12, 2020 to August 27, 2021. Sing 2 moved from July 2, 2021 to December 22, 2021. Jurassic World: Dominion and Halloween Ends were delayed a whole year from 2021 to 2022.
Best Decision - Releasing The Croods: A New Age in November 2020. I think this is a film that can get people back into theaters. Universal isn’t really putting the film at risk as they brought the budget really low from the original Croods’ $175M to A New Age’s $65M.
Biggest Mistake - Trolls World Tour should’ve been exclusively a theatrical release or exclusively a VOD release. The film would’ve done a lot better, and it wouldn’t be the catalyst to Universal being stupid about releasing films on VOD earlier and attempting to hurt movie theaters.
Paramount Pictures
Paramount is lucky to have Sonic the Hedgehog release before the pandemic. Paramount was already struggling in 2020 with Like a Boss and The Rhythm Section not being profitable, so to see Sonic the Hedgehog be the success showed that there was hope for the studio. However, Paramount wasn’t kind to its original films this year as it gave the Lovebirds and the Trial of the Chicago 7 to Netflix, while Love and Monsters got dumped onto VOD. To be fair, their previous two original films, Like a Boss and The Rhythm Section, failed, so these films might not have done so well either. However, even franchise films were unlucky as Coming 2 America and Without Remorse moved to Amazon. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run was pushed into Paramount+ in 2021, which sucks (I get that ViacomCBS wants to promote their revamped streaming service, but this film could’ve done better theatrically). A Quiet Place Part II was just one week from being released but was unfortunately (but necessary) delayed for more than a year from March 20, 2020 to April 23, 2021. Infinite moved from August 7, 2020 to May 28, 2021. Top Gun: Maverick got pushed back more than a year from June 26, 2020 to July 2, 2021. The Tomorrow War got pushed back from December 25, 2020 to July 23, 2021. Jackass 4 got moved from July 2, 2021 to September 3, 2021. Snake Eyes got delayed an entire year from October 16, 2020 to October 22, 2021. Clifford the Big Red Dog got delayed from November 13, 2020 to November 5, 2021. Mission: Impossible 7 was delayed from July 23, 2021 to November 19, 2021.
Best Decision - Pushing A Quiet Place Part II to April 2021. As the next film that was set to come out after the March 13th films, this delay probably hurt a lot of people. However, A Quiet Place Part II needs a theatrical release as it can create a similar experience that the first A Quiet Place created by making everyone in the theater actually quiet.
Biggest Mistake - The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run has one of the most scattered releases in recent years and it’s bullshit. Canada and China get theatrical release dates and come out as early as August 2020 while America has to wait until 2021 when it comes on VOD along with a debut on Paramount+. Either the film should’ve had a worldwide release of 2020 (like December 2020 for US) or a worldwide release of 2021 (like February 2021). Paramount doesn’t need to make it this complicated.
Warner Bros Pictures Warner Bros and Christopher Nolan wanted to start reopening movie theaters as soon as possible for the release of Tenet. However, Tenet would be moved from July 17 to September 3, though it still maintained a theatrical release. Unfortunately, Tenet underperformed at the box office, killing off any chances of big budget movies coming out in the fall. Scoob! was dumped onto VOD. An American Pickle (originally a Sony film) and the Witches were moved to HBO Max. Wonder Woman 1984 suffered constant delays but eventually moved to December 25, 2020. Tom and Jerry moved from December 23, 2020 (as a secret weapon for WB in case Dune flopped) to March 5, 2021. The Many Saints of Newark was moved from September 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021. Godzilla vs. Kong suffered constant delays but eventually moved to May 21, 2021. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It moved from September 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021. In the Heights was moved from June 26, 2020 to June 18, 2021. Dune moved from December 18, 2020 to October 1, 2021. Elvis moved from October 1, 2021 to November 5, 2021. King Richard moved from November 25, 2020 to November 19, 2021. The Matrix 4 moved from May 21, 2021 to December 22, 2021. The Batman moved from June 25, 2021 to March 4, 2022. Shazam! Fury of the Gods was delayed over a year from April 1, 2022 to June 2, 2023.
Best Decision - Moving Wonder Woman 1984 to December 2020. Assuming it stays there, this is a film that can bring people to the movies again. It’s highly anticipated, and the Christmas release can give the film legs to become profitable.
Biggest Mistake - While I think Warner Bros did a good job during the pandemic in general, my biggest problem with their delays was that I don’t think The Batman and Shazam! Fury of the Gods should’ve been pushed back as far as March 2022 and June 2023, respectively.
Sony Pictures
Sony said fuck it and left 2020. Well, not exactly but they’re the only studio that pushed all of their biggest films into 2021. Greyhound was left to die on Apple TV+, while the Happiest Season moved to Hulu. Sony acquired a bunch of low budget films and released them into theaters like the Broken Hearts Gallery, the Last Shift, Yellow Rose, and the Last Vermeer. Connected got moved off its original September 18th release date to an unknown date, but I hope it stays in 2020. Monster Hunter moved from September 4 to December 30. Wish Dragon and Escape Room 2 escaped to 2021. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway was moved from April 3, 2020 to January 15, 2021. Morbius was moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021. Fatherhood suffered multiple delays but was eventually moved to April 2, 2021. Vivo moved from April 16, 2021 to June 4, 2021. Ghostbusters: Afterlife was moved from July 10, 2020 to June 11, 2021. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was moved from October 2, 2020 to June 25, 2021. Uncharted was constantly delayed but eventually moved to July 16, 2021. The Man from Toronto moved from November 20, 2020 to September 17, 2021. Spider-Man 3 was moved from July 16, 2021 to December 17, 2021. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 was moved from April 8, 2022 to October 7, 2022.
Best Decision - Moving Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway to January 2021. It’s taking the same weekend as Bad Boys for Life in 2020, so it’s clearly guaranteed to make at least $400M. But in all seriousness, I do think this film will be successful, whether it actually does make $400M or not (ideally, this film should make at least $200M).
Biggest Mistake - I don’t think I have any problems with Sony’s delays (besides the fact that I have to wait longer for movies I was very excited for like Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Uncharted, and Spider-Man 3). If I have to criticize one thing about how they did during the pandemic, I’d say that Greyhound should’ve kept its theatrical release. While Greyhound isn’t the best movie ever, I think the film would’ve benefitted from a theatrical experience.

Ranking Movie Studios: Who Made the Best Decisions? From Worst to Best.

6. Paramount Pictures - I understand the ViacomCBS isn’t in a stable position, but it sucks when they had to pull the theatrical releases for many films that could’ve done well theatrically. The film that I think had a lot of potential was The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run. The decisions that Paramount made on this film puts Paramount in last place. The box office potential disappeared and the release dates were scattered for no reason.
5. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures - Just because you did well last year doesn’t mean you can make stupid decisions this year (says every parent to their eighteen year old when they go to college). The same applies to Disney. Mulan was honestly better off as a theatrical release worldwide (I’ll explain that in further detail on A Look into Disney). Like I said earlier, the biggest offender was moving Soul to Disney+. And Disney isn’t even charging $30 for Soul, which shows that Mulan being premier access failed, even though Soul deserves the $30 price tag more than Mulan. If Soul was still a theatrical release, it would’ve easily crossed $700M at least.
4. Universal Pictures - I really don’t understand the deal Universal made with AMC. Universal tried to shrink the 17 day window, which isn’t beneficial as movie studios make more revenue in theaters. I don’t think Universal was thinking long term with their deal. However, I’m willing to praise Universal for pushing their films back, even if they had to push it back a whole year. I will also praise Universal for trying to stimulate the movie theater business with the release of Freaky, News of the World, and the Croods: A New Age this year, even if Freaky has a short theatrical window.
3. Warner Bros Pictures - While Warner Bros risked releasing Tenet to theaters to little success (if there was any), Warner Bros did make some good decisions during the pandemic. Warner Bros moved all of their 2020 films into 2021 for a theatrical release and didn’t have to dump much of their films on streaming. However, the delays for some DC films don’t make sense.
2. 20th Century Studios - While I don’t like what Disney is doing with their movies, I like what Disney is doing with their 20th Century Studios films. Sure, 20th Century Studios is being used as a meat shield to see when movie theaters can be a viable source of income again with The New Mutants staying on August and even the Empty Man not getting any marketing until a week before release in October. I think this form of risk-taking could pay off. I don’t know how well the Empty Man will do, but I can see Free Guy and Death on the Nile do well this coming December. I have a feeling that if 20th Century Studios was still under Fox, I don’t think they’d take as many risks and would instead move everything to 2021, with the exception of the Empty Man and the Woman in the Window or something.
1. Sony Pictures - Out of all of the major film studios, I think Sony should get the most praise for making the best decisions during the pandemic. They bought up indie films like the Broken Hearts Gallery, the Last Shift, Yellow Rose, and the Last Vermeer to support the movie theaters that are open. They may not be extremely profitable ventures, but they aren’t losing much. They’ve pushed back almost every major film to 2021 while some mid-tier films like Connected and Monster Hunter stuck with 2020 to round out the year (hopefully).

2021 and Beyond: Can Movie Theaters Survive?

I think movie theaters will survive. Sure, ever since March, they’ve been suffering from the lockdown and almost every news about movie theaters for the past seven months have been negative. While I do think some theaters will shut down permanently, I believe that theaters will be back in full swing by the end of 2021. There’s a reason why movie studios pushed back most of their big budget films because they are saving those movies to be played in a movie theater when things are better. Movie theaters also generate more revenue for the movie studios than streaming does. There were two major films that came out around the same time that each proved something. September 3rd’s Tenet proved that people aren’t ready to go back to the movie theaters yet, and September 4th’s Mulan proved that big budget films won’t make a profit on streaming. The latter is especially evident when Disney won’t charge the same $30 premier access deal on Soul like they did with Mulan. Movie theaters would become niche when movie studios find a way to generate more revenue on streaming for big budget films than on theatrical and when streaming reports their numbers in a way like the box office does, especially if it surpasses the likes of Avengers: Endgame. Worst case scenario, movie theaters could be bought up by studios like Disney or Universal. However, I don’t think a Disney owned theater will only show Disney and 20th Century Studios films. I’m sure they’ll show Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros films as well, along with some independent films from time to time. Maybe I’m just optimistic, but I believe that movie theaters will survive into the 2020s.
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2020.10.23 20:10 TheTrueOddentity Ember Prince Homebrew (Reviews requested)

I'm trying to make a fun encounter based on the fey entity of Fionn Mac Cumhaill as a major boss fight. This was what I came up with and was hoping to see what you'd gage it's CR to be and what XP should be appropriate for a fight of this difficulty. I tried using other creatures as references but I'm still new to Homebrew and want to make sure I'm gauging the difficulty correctly. Thank you for your help!
Ember Prince
XP 4,800 CN Medium Fey Init +7; Senses low-light vision, Darkvision (120ft); Perception +14; Aura aura of flame (5ft, 1d6 fire)
DEFENSE
AC 18, touch 18, flat-footed 10 (+7 Dex, +1 dodge, +0 size) hp 40 (10d6+10) Fort +2; Ref +12; Will +7 DR 10/cold iron Immunities fire Vulnerabilities cold
OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft. 10 ft fly (average) Melee heated dagger +10 (1d4+1(fire)), touch of combustion +10 (1d6 fire, Reflex DC: 16, 1d4 on fire damage) Special Attacks Lullaby (19 rounds/day), Dancing Embers (3/day) Spell-Like Abilities (CL 7th; concentration +11)
At Willtouch of combustion (Reflex DC:16), Sleep (Will DC: 16) 2/dayDeep Slumber (Will DC: 18), Summon Monster III (1d3 fire elementals (small) or 1 Leopard), Slow (Will DC: 18) 4/dayBurning Hands (5d4 fire, Reflex DC: 17), Mirror Image, Glitterdust (Will DC: 17), Cure Moderate Wounds (2d8+7) 5/dayCure Light Wounds (1d8+5), Vanish (5 rounds), Lock Gaze (Will DC: 16), Hideous Laughter (7 rounds, Will DC: 16), Hypnotism (Will DC: 16)
STATISTICS
Str 10, Dex 24, Con 10, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 20 Base Atk +3; CMB +3; CMD 20 Feats Mobility, Dodge, Weapon Finesse, Expanded Arcana, Toughness Skills Bluff +14, Escape Artist +17, Perception +14, Knowledge (nature) +11, Sense Motive +14, Stealth +17, Survival +9 Languages Sylvan, Elven, Common
SQ Enhanced Sleep
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Lullaby
The Ember Prince can start singing as a Standard Action and maintain it as a Free Action. All creatures able to hear the singing are affected as if by the spell Lullaby taking a -5 on perception checks and a -2 on will saves against sleep effects.
Enhanced Sleep
All Sleep and Deep Slumber Spells cast by The Ember Prince act as if their total HD effected by each spell is equal to 6HD and 15HD respectively
Dancing Embers
As a Full Round Action The Ember Prince can Summon 1d4 Flame Motes
Flame Mote
XP 2,400 CN Tiny Elemental (fire) Init +12; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +5
DEFENSE
AC 20, touch 20, flat-footed 12; (+8 Dex, +2 size) hp 2 (1d4) Fort +0, Ref +11, Will +3 Defensive Abilities Quelch Flame, flame spirit; Immune Fire, Elemental Traits; Vulnerabilities cold
OFFENSE
Speed fly 50 ft. (perfect) Melee ember +8 touch (1d4 fire Reflex DC: 12 or catch on fire)
STATISTICS
Str 1, Dex 26, Con 10, Int 8, Wis 16, Cha 14 Base Atk +0; CMB -2; CMD 16 Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse Skills Fly +24, Perception +5, Stealth +16 Languages Ignan SQ Quelch flame, flame spirit
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Quelch Flame
Any time a will-o’-wisp is touching a fire when it is dealt an amount of damage that would knock out or kill the Flame Mote. It can once per turn extinguish the fire it is touching to remain alive at 1 HP. Any attacks that deal cold damage bypass this ability.
Flame Spirit
When standing in or hit by any attack, spell, or fire that would deal fire damage. The Flame Mote gains fast healing 1 until the end of the round.
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2020.10.23 17:17 kind_5oul Sunny BR w Private BA Available Oct 25th

Sunny BR w Private BA Available Oct 25th
Hi there,
I'm looking for a lovely human to fill the extra unfurnished BR in my 2 BR apartment. You'll have your own private BA, and your BR (13' x 12') is sunny all day. The apartment has its own washedryer, dishwasher, Central AC + Central Heating, and floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlooking the neighborhood, the national harbor and DC. (You can see all this from your bedroom too). The room's available October 25th and rent is $830 not including utilities.
The apartment complex has an indoooutdoor swimming pool, sundeck, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, tennis courts, racquetball court, valet dry cleaning, 24/7 concierge service, 24/7 fitness center, free weekly fitness classes, bbq area with gas grills, a fireside lounge with free Wifi and coffee/hot chocolate/lattes, indoor bike storage, a parking garage (For $75/mo), surface parking, and responsive on-site management and maintenance. There's a free shuttle that'll take you to and from Huntington Metro Station (Yellow Line). Shuttles run M-F every 15 minutes. On weekends its a 15 minute walk to the metro, and the station is a 21 minute metro ride from downtown DC.
*About me*
I am an easy-going, health-conscious, spiritual, queer 29-year-old that loves to cook. I love keeping the space clean and smelling great too :) . I work from home and am a musician that plays guitapiano and sings in an enjoyable, unobtrusive way. I'm very considerate and tidy and expect you to be too. My boyfriend (who doesn't live with me) had a heart transplant recently, so we take COVID precautions very seriously. So I'm looking for a roommate that I can trust to be careful and communicate with me about any potential exposures.
*About you*
You're looking for somewhere to stay for at least until the end of February, even better if you want a long-term home and are open to signing an 8-month lease. If you wanted you could even take over the lease in July. You don't have pets (or at least don't have pets that shed), but you LOVE plants. It's just you moving in. You're friendly, open-minded, open-hearted, and comfortable in your own skin. You enjoy time by yourself. You're responsible and clean. You love the idea of a quiet oasis of a home and you like the idea of me playing low-key, heartfelt music.
If all of this sounds good to you, I'm talking with interested people today. Snag a spot by signing up to chat here.
P.S. I posted this a few weeks back from my lofiyogi account but forgot my password, smh. so if you DM me there I won't see it.
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2020.10.23 10:38 Lucci_Viber Lucci Viber - Whatever (New King)

Whatever
New King
I discovered that every artist I was looking up to has a team.
As if a painter only did the first draw and pitched the idea of what the colors should be.
It wouldn’t matter in many fields but art is supposed to be one’s way of expressing oneself.
If I don’t care much about an artist and only enjoy few songs, it won’t matter. I would enjoy the songs as reminders of my own story or would engrave memories to it.
However, when I know the artist and I’ve listened to many songs, I listen to the artist story.
I often wouldn’t have related to the song but because I know the artist backstory and feel like I know him personally, I do. It doesn’t only apply to the lyrics or vocals but to the song entirely. I feel like I know a lot about some pianists yet never heard their voice.
I was disappointed and felt cheated when I realized that almost every song I related to was a team work. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter as the result is still what I related to but the link I thought I had with the artist felt broken. Or at least distant.
Many might be better than me in one specific skill but they are not overall.
The few that do make the same stuff indefinitely without any kind of evolution or renewal.
I’m the one to blame and thanks for everything you will hear. I’m aware that it comes at a price and that it will take a lot to be pleased with my work, but as I see it, an artist is someone who make art. I don’t pretend to be a singer, audio engineer or pianist but I know how to make music. If you put me in a room with the adequate tools and a story to tell, you’ll have art.
Far from the cliché of what being an artist is, it requires a lot of work. I’m actually doing the work of several people to reach my contentment.
Don’t get me wrong, again, I’m not delusional and I surely don’t think of myself as the best out there. I’m not impressed by myself, I’m just disappointed in others.
I imagine that at some point I will also need to delegate some of what I do since I’m already struggling with my vision, hearing and confidence.
Being a perfectionist is not a gift. It has always been my body that said stop before my mind. My excessiveness, although very rewarding, has also always brought me lot of pain.
I’ve only been able to put so much work into this because I developed a theory on our reinforcement system and applied it to me. If I hadn’t been so sick for years and didn’t need to develop that theory to accustom to pain, I would not have made anything relevant.
I’ll expose it as briefly as I can.
I believe that we’re only cells trying to survive. Thus there is no point in life. As scary as it is, the only purpose is to find a way to enjoy the time that you survive. I don’t think you can do that through pleasure but fulfillment and so happiness helps. In order to reach this state, I believe you have to control and adjust your reinforcement system (reward system).
Your brain adjusts to how much work you put to get a rewards. Generally speaking, rewards that are hard to get are very full filling and those that are easy to get are not. Which means that if you adjust your brain to long, and hard to get, rewards, you’ll be happier. However, since your brain adjust to it and so wants to work as much as it is accustomed to, if you accustomed yourself to have easy accessible rewards, you’ll never get the full filling ones and so will never feel happy.
As I told you, it started to adjust to pain but I’ve applied it to me in its full extend for months and it gave results that were even better than expected.
My theory worked except for one point. In my situation, it excluded social rewards. Which is the reason I’m putting my work online. I could find way better social rewards but I don’t feel the need for it right now. I just know that if I don’t act, it will backfire on me.
The second reason for that title is that it is part of a story and every album makes it progress.
I swear by continuity. You’ll have follow ups, and stories that will be developed throughout my music. It mostly is about me but I sometime write about others or just from a technical idea.
You will have an explanation for every song. I’m doing it because I would have love someone else to do it. But if no other artist does, partly because they can’t since they only do their part, I will.
I’m very versatile and my songs don’t sound the same. At least to a certain extent. I never felt like listening to the same type of music so don’t see how I could make the same thing over and over.
Since my theory leads me to get better in order to be happy, my music is going to evolve. I’ll stick to my principle but will leave music alone if it’s not full filling anymore.
I’m doing music for me above all, and that’s exactly why I think you should listen to it.
Whatever
I didn’t have any idea of where I was going when I started.
As it sometime happens, it came from messing around. The structure is quite simple and I barely made any effort to find the notes. The hard part was getting used to producing.
I struggled with every step I was taking. Each technical answer brought more questions and the process was getting long enough to make me think I’ll never make it.
I’m currently able to overcome most obstacles relaying on my previous work. I have blocked before and passed it by working as much as it required, but at that time, I did not have any previous work to rely on; any big obstacle that I surmounted production wise.
I doubted, as I always do when I feel like I’m unable to reach my standards. It drives me crazy until it finally becomes what I want it to be.
And so it took the time it needed; endless tutorials to learn new technics; trying and failing, again and again; until I was satisfied. A simple beat but a beat I was pleased with.
I tried to replicate a tribal feeling, which you don’t often come across in nowadays songs.
The male choir felt like a sect singing an incantation. The few instruments used are very basic and it’s only when I added the piano that I felt like it was enjoyable.
Almost every instrument you will hear is a virtual instrument. Which means that I play the notes on my piano, send it to my computer and then play through a software that replicate the actual instrument.
I’ve been playing piano since I was born pretty much so it was easier for me to get into it.
When I want to use sounds that I don’t know how to make, I use samples. Usually from free sample website. I’ll spend hours collecting them, choosing what I could use from gigantic catalogs filled mostly with annoying and weird sounds. It gives me a royalty free samples collection that I use when I feel like my mix lack something.
The bridge uses a cicadas sample to fake shakers and I thought a lion roar was fitting to do the transition. Although what I took for a lion roar was a tigers, which is way more aggressive.
You’ll have quite a few animal samples in my songs. I like the primal feel it adds.
You’ll even have a rhino at a point. I didn’t know how it sounded before but it worked in my song.
The chorus came easily. I thought about making my first produced song something related to the fact that it is, and there you had it almost instantly. A simple but powerful hook.
The rest of it is just messing around with that idea.
Music can be used to catch a feeling. Although you never come to that point again and don’t even feel like it was true the moment you felt it, you can still like the idea of it. Again, it doesn’t mean that it’s true or that it’s an omnipresent thought. I don’t have a god syndrome.
Furthermore, I’m talking to a representation of what my music holds much more than to actual people.
The chorus vocals were the first thing I ever recorded. I had indeed tried several time before to record myself but it sounded awful, at least to my ears. I liked it when I was singing live but I couldn’t find a way to replicate the sound of my voice into the actual recording. Turn out you don’t hear your voice the same way others do and even though I knew it, I didn’t think it could hit me that much.
Recording and producing your own voice is atrocious as it will always lead to incoherencies for your brain. It takes time to adjust your ear to what you’re actually hearing.
You can hear that I try to make my voice higher and thinner as that was the way I thought I sounded and wanted the same from the recording. It doesn’t sound that good but as a tribute to my old self, I thought it was fitting to keep those vocals.
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2020.10.23 05:06 Bageloaf 30/EST US - PC - looking for a general gaming buddy

I've met some cool people over the time I've posted here, but there's always others out there! I'm looking for someone who will play games(emphasis on this), chat, and let me throw shitty memes and cute animal pics at them throughout the day, or maybe even watch shows online together or chill in voice and stream games. I'm not expecting a deep friendship to grow bc interwebs but maybe we might become good friends?
I'm one of those types that play one game at a time and might sometimes play other stuff but I always go back to that one game. I'm kinda in between games atm. I was playing gta 5 on pc but it's started to lose its luster but I haven't found something new to move onto yet. I've tried genshin impact but it's too grindy and not finished it seems and I recently got Phasmophobia but it feels a bit repetitive so I don't want to overdo it. I have other consoles but they don't really get used at all. I also love all things Nintendo though having grown up with their consoles. For other games, I play on pc mainly but I recently-ish got a switch and I used to play Animal Crossing on it(I don't really have any motivation for it currently, sorry). I don't have any other games with multiplayer for it. Some other pc games I've played recently/in the past, to give you an idea of what I like, are ghost recon wildlands, Monster Hunter World(is my favorite), Payday 2(really love this one), Stardew Valley(have never finished a playthrough to year 3), Terraria(haven't played the latest update yet), Don't starve together(I suck at this), the forest(I've beat the story of this but might be convinced to play it), rocket league(used to play this everyday. Was decently good but it's been a loooong time since I played), grim dawn(love me diablo-esque games), borderlands 2/tps(these are good ones too), and also divinity: original sin 1+2(never finished 2 though).
Some random stuff about me: I have a dog, a beagle, who's my everything. I like some netflix/hulu stuff, but I haven't really watched anything in a while(the end of Bojack is on my next to watch list). I like some nerdy stuff like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star wars. No super hero stuff though. Never really got into them. I have an interest in anime but have never really watched any(idk if you're familiar with anime at all, but full metal alchemist: brotherhood is the only thing really I've ever seen. Well and DBZ but who hasn't). I love animals, especially doggos. I used to play guitar and sing but haven't really done either in a long time but I've been trying to get back into them(at least singing anyways). I listen to pretty much only classic rock (though sometimes I'll listen to video game music and lofi hip hop is my guilty pleasure) and my favorite bands are The Beatles, Queen, and AC/DC. Uhhhm...I like arts and crafty stuff but don't really do any of my own. I'll tell anyone I haven't a creative bone in my body lol.
Feel free to Pm me (and not reddit chat, please.)and tell me a bit about yourself. Oh and be somewhat close to my age(like 20+). Oh, last, but not least, please don't ask me to join a discord server right off the bat. Way too much anxiety for that.
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2020.10.23 05:05 Bageloaf 30/m/US - looking for a chill friend to play pc games and chat with

I've met some cool people over the time I've posted here, but there's always others out there! I'm looking for someone who will play games(emphasis on this), chat, and let me throw shitty memes and cute animal pics at them throughout the day, or maybe even watch shows online together or chill in voice and stream games. I'm not expecting a deep friendship to grow bc interwebs but maybe we might become good friends?
I'm one of those types that play one game at a time and might sometimes play other stuff but I always go back to that one game. I'm kinda in between games atm. I was playing gta 5 on pc but it's started to lose its luster but I haven't found something new to move onto yet. I've tried genshin impact but it's too grindy and not finished it seems and I recently got Phasmophobia but it feels a bit repetitive so I don't want to overdo it. I have other consoles but they don't really get used at all. I also love all things Nintendo though having grown up with their consoles. For other games, I play on pc mainly but I recently-ish got a switch and I used to play Animal Crossing on it(I don't really have any motivation for it currently, sorry). I don't have any other games with multiplayer for it. Some other pc games I've played recently/in the past, to give you an idea of what I like, are ghost recon wildlands, Monster Hunter World(is my favorite), Payday 2(really love this one), Stardew Valley(have never finished a playthrough to year 3), Terraria(haven't played the latest update yet), Don't starve together(I suck at this), the forest(I've beat the story of this but might be convinced to play it), rocket league(used to play this everyday. Was decently good but it's been a loooong time since I played), grim dawn(love me diablo-esque games), borderlands 2/tps(these are good ones too), and also divinity: original sin 1+2(never finished 2 though).
Some random stuff about me: I have a dog, a beagle, who's my everything. I like some netflix/hulu stuff, but I haven't really watched anything in a while(the end of Bojack is on my next to watch list). I like some nerdy stuff like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star wars. No super hero stuff though. Never really got into them. I have an interest in anime but have never really watched any(idk if you're familiar with anime at all, but full metal alchemist: brotherhood is the only thing really I've ever seen. Well and DBZ but who hasn't). I love animals, especially doggos. I used to play guitar and sing but haven't really done either in a long time but I've been trying to get back into them(at least singing anyways). I listen to pretty much only classic rock (though sometimes I'll listen to video game music and lofi hip hop is my guilty pleasure) and my favorite bands are The Beatles, Queen, and AC/DC. Uhhhm...I like arts and crafty stuff but don't really do any of my own. I'll tell anyone I haven't a creative bone in my body lol.
Feel free to Pm me (and not reddit chat, please.)and tell me a bit about yourself. Oh and be somewhat close to my age(like 20+). Oh, last, but not least, please don't ask me to join a discord server right off the bat. Way too much anxiety for that.
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2020.10.22 22:42 scout1032 [USA-TX] [H] Wii/WiiU games, Xbox One Games, Lego Marvel Super Heroes for PC, Skylander and Disney Infinity figures, Disney Infinity and Skylander portals. [W] PayPal

Wii/WiiU games
LEGO Marvel Avengers WiiU- $15
Cars 2 Wii- $5
Sing Party WiiU-$5
Just Dance 4 Wii-$5
Batman Arkham Origins WiiU-$15
Transformers Rise Of The Dark Spark WiiU-$10
Watch Dogs WiiU-$15
LEGO Star Wars The Complete Saga- SOLD
Disney Infinity 2.0 WiiU-$15
Skylanders Trap Force WiiU-$10
Disney Infinity 1.0-$15
Iron Man 2 Wii-$5
LEGO Batman Wii- SOLD
LEGO City Undercover WiiU-$20
LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes-$15
Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 WII-$15
LEGO Star Wars 3-$20
Bayonetta 2(with Bayonetta 1) WiiU-SOLD
LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham-$15
Sniper Elite V2-$10
The LEGO Movie Video Game-$10
LEGO Jurassic World-$15
Batman Arkham City Armored Edition-$25
Transformers The Game Wii-$10
New Super Mario Bros U-$25
Epic Mickey 2 The Power Of Two-$10
LEGO Harry Potter-$20
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure-$15
Mario Kart Wii-$25
Wii Sports-$25
Skylanders Giants-$15
Just Dance 2015-$5
Skylanders Swap Force Wii-$15
Just Dance 3 Wii-$5—————————————————————————
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for pc-$15
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Skylander and Disney Infinity Portals-$20 to $25 each
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Skylander and Disney Infinity figures, disks, traps, etc
Figures-$5
Disks for Disney Infinity-$5
Other stuff-$5 —————————————————————————
Xbox One/360 games
Gears of war 4-$15
Watch Dogs Gold Edition-$25
Assassins Creed Origins-$20
Fable II-$10
Saints Row 4 Re-elected + Gat out of hell-$25
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite-$10
Assassins Creed IV Black Flag-$15
Jump Force-$10
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2-$15
Call Of Duty WWII-$10
Sniper Elite 3-$10
Friday the 13th The Game-$10
Batman Arkham Knight-$15
Prototype Biohazard Bundle-$20
Mortal Kombat XL-$25
South Park The Fractured But Whole + The Stick Of Truth-$25
Killer Instinct Definitive Edition-$25
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition-$25
Mad Max-$15
Dead Rising 4-$10
Assassins Creed Odyssey Gold Edition-$25
Assassins Creed Syndicate-$15
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2020.10.22 21:00 waynefinance15 [US-IL] [H] SPOOKY SZN! SDCC Bakugo, NYCC Pops, Darth Revan, Mad Hatter Teacup, Star Wars, Marvel, My Hero Academia, Skeleton/Bonejangles Chase, Johnny Bravo, Korra Chase, Naruto, Murder Machine Chase [W] PayPal & A Few Trades

Selling some pops! ONLY POPS ON THE LIST BELOW ARE AVAILABLE. In U.S. Add $5 for shipping on single 4" pops and shipping will be bundled/calculated for all others based on zip code. Only looking for trades of the pops listed below. Will bundle multiples to trade for my ISO.
Please comment before PM!
Proof
ISO - Superboy, Bespin Vader, Force Choke Vader, Metallic Magneto (Hot Topic), Metallic Vegeta (Boxlunch), Dino Ultrazord, Heat Miser, Snow Miser, Vegeta Powering Up (Chase), Iron Man (Mark 42), Iron Man Tales of Suspense [Gold], Captain Universe Spidey, Metallic 80 Year Spidey, Spider-Armor MKIII, Six Arm Spidey, GITD Spirit Spidey, Golden Age Batman
Big Yella - Ad Icons! - Funko Shop - $20
Icee Bear - Ad Icons! - Funko Shop - $19
Brian Fantana - Anchorman - SDCC Shared - $45
Levi (Damage) - Attack on Titan - Common - $19
Levi - Attack on Titan - Common - $24
Aang on Airscooter - AvataNickelodeon - Hot Topic - $13
Zuko (Chase) - AvataNickelodeon - Common - $70
Black Widow (GITD Chase) - Avengers Game - Common - $17
GITD Thor - Avengers Game - Amazon - $14
Iron Man - Avengers Game - Target - $13
Johnny Bravo - Cartoon Network - Funko Shop - $90
Dexter - Cartoon Network - Funko Shop - $75
Jonny Quest - Cartoon Network - Funko Shop - $25
Hadji - Cartoon Network - Funko Shop - $25
Skeleton - Corpse Bride - Funko Shop - $30
Skeleton (GITD Chase) - Corpse Bride - Funko Shop - $140
Red Chrome Vegeta - DBZ - SDCC - $40
Gohan (Metallic) - DBZ - SE - $18
Gohan (Metallic) - DBZ - GameStop - $18
Silver Chrome Scouter Vegeta - DBZ - Funimation 25 Years - $12
Super Saiyan Broly - DBZ - SDCC Shared - $24
Galick Gun Vegeta - DBZ - Chalice Collectibles - $15
ECCC GITD Perfect Cell - DBZ - ECCC Shared - $17
Majin Vegeta (Damaged) - DBZ - Over9000 - $60
OG Goku - DBZ - Common - $22
OG Vegeta - DBZ - Common - $10
GITD Black Adam - DC - Big Apple Collectibles - $22
Kid Flash - DC - Hot Topic - $6
Murder Machine (GITD Chase) - DC - Hot Topic - $40
Murder Machine (GITD Chase) [Damage] - DC - Hot Topic - $35
Murder Machine (Common) - DC - Hot Topic - $6
Mr Freeze (Glitter) - DC - SDCC Shared - $18
NYCC Nightwing - DC - NYCC Shared - Trade/$30
Harley - DC - Hot Topic - $11
Batman Art Series (Blue & Yellow) - DC - Target - Trade/$27
Cyborg Superman (Damage) - DC - SDCC Shared - $22
Batman Art Series (Blue & Yellow) - DC - Target - Trade/$27
Stitch on Tricycle - Disney - Funko Shop - $35
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2020.10.22 17:38 Harmoniinus IZ°ONE's Japanese version of their Korean releases really hits differently and I'm so glad for Sakura, Nako and Hitomi on writing the lyrics

Yesterday, their Japanese album dropped and tbh I only anticipated the Japanese La Vie En Rose, Violeta and Fiesta. As expected, our Japanese lyricist members Sakura, Hitomi and Nako delivered.
Their Korean proficiency and understanding has improved to the point that they are able to rewrite the lyrics in Japanese, delivering the song with some twists to certain lyrics while still maintaining the overall original message. Even K-Wiz°ones are impressed when they saw the Japanese lyrics being translated back to Korean, and not everything was a direct translation of the original Korean lyrics. Probably the difference in language syllables allowed J-line to be more creative in taking a different interpretation of the song.
Here are the Japanese versions of their title songs:
▪︎La Vie En Rose
▪︎Violeta
▪︎Fiesta
▪︎Secret Story of the Swan
Besides the ridiculously good prechorus and bridge, my favourite has got to be all the raps and it's interesting how the Japanese members included more English than the Korean version.
Hitomi rewriting "ppanjagineun nunbit" as "Like a shiny ruby" in La Vie En Rose rap sounded so good.
Same goes to Nako rewriting "neon naye bioleta" as "cause you're my bioleta", "neo neo neo nareul mideojullae (jullae)" as "Knock Knock Knock kokoro no doa o (all right)" and "eoseo naege deo deo deo ne mameul yeoreojullae" as "hiraite Talk Talk Talk hanashite kureru" in Violeta.
Not to forget how Sakura direct translated "igeon shingiruga anya" as "This is not a mirage" in Fiesta.
And can I just mention how good Hyewon sounds when she sings in the Japanese versions? I thought it's just a me thing but it turns out many agree Hyewon in Japanese versions sounds better than in Korean lol. And that Violeta rap was seriously good and I'm pretty sure Minju started singing cause you're my violeta in a key lower than the Korean version, making it sound even cooler :,,,) Also since these are recorded after sometime, of course they'll improve and stuff and sound different. But excuse me Yuri.. her Fiesta adlibs in the Japanese version really slaps and she even sang with vibrato for this part when the original Korean version didn't have any. The mixing for the Japanese versions really allow me to hear their vouces better tbh.
P.d: oh wow finally letting my iced one side say something for iz°one. I guess my craving tea side for cravity is too dominant.
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2020.10.22 13:42 XZS2JH 'The Hunt' one shot D&D campaign/story!

Greetings! Sapentia here, and I'm bringing to you guys a one shot campaign that I made and ran with my group, called 'The Hunt'. (DO NOT TELL THE PLAYERS THE NAME OF THE ONE SHOT). You can run this campaign as a one shot or weave it in to your campaign! I hope you enjoy it as much as my players and I did! I may make a part 2 of this one shot later on.
NOTE: I ran this with 3, level 8 party, each equipped with 1 rare weapon, 1 rare armor, 1 uncommon wonderous item, 2 potion of healing, and 1,000 gold. Make sure you balance this based on your party size, members, and magical items in possession.
Premise: The players receive an invitation to Count Valsurek (Vaal-Sue-Rec) Aamar's (Ah-Maar) Ball/Party, which is held on a paradise/tropical island within a Rod of Security. But the party soon finds out that it isn't all smiles and sunshine they hoped it to be.
Setting: The party members all know the Count one way or another for a long time and are on good terms with him (if you plan on introducing this one shot in your campaign, perhaps plant the Count in as an adventurer ahead of time). The party decide to accept the invitation. They all know that one point in time, the Count himself was one too, and perhaps is how they met and know him. The invitation letter is each personally addressed to each member and it explains how the Ball/Party will be held in the Rod of Security and is expected to be held for a few days and all your needs will be provided, within reason. As far as the city they are are all in, it can be a city of your choosing befitting your campaign, or you can use the city I used - the city of Immilmar of the Faerunian map. Immilmar is a human city harboring Lake Ashane. (NE of the Faerunian map; Immilmar is the capital city of Rashemen and seat of the Iron Lord).
Note-able locations: There is a shop named "Zelsune's (Zell-Sue-Nae) Trinkets and Wares", run by a human alchemist (artificer). He has up to 10 uncommon items of the DM's choice, and up to rare in potions.
Story: When the party gathers at the Count's manor, they show their invitation to gain entrance. Inside there is a crowd of people, nobles, friends, other adventurers that the Count met during his adventures that befriended him. In total, there is 42 people including the party members and the Count himself. After a few minutes after everyone has gathered, the Count will come down the stairs - a 5'11" handsome male human with short brown hair, brown eyes and a charming smile. He is wearing formal wear, and is holding a suitcase and a Rod. Read the players the following in the Count's voice: "My friends and everyone I hold dear, it is so good to see you all again! There are also some faces I haven't seen in a while and it brings me great joy to have you all here! Now who's all ready for some fun? Ah, right. I almost forgot! There are wonderful food and multitudes of different drinks from all around the world inside! However, they are only real while they are inside. If you try and bring it back out, they will simply disappear! Now, are you all ready to have some days of paradise and relaxation that you all deserve? If everyone is ready, without further ado, let's all have a fun time!"
After this the Count will activate the Rod of Security.
The players and everyone that was invited are transported into the Rod of Security. They all find themselves suddenly standing in a open field which is surrounded by a thick, dense, tropical forest. They can hear soft, gentle music (the type you can dance to) playing in the background, and they can see and smell delicious food cooking near a large bonfire in the middle. In a perimeter around the bonfire are tables set up with seemingly endless supplies of various drinks. People start to relax and enjoy themselves. The Count speaks up and says the following: "My dear friends, enjoy to your heart's content and let's enjoy our time here! About a 20 minute walk through the beautiful forest will lead you to the beach where camps are set up for you all to rest in, and they are set up all around this paradise island, so take your pick! If you need to find me, I will set myself up in the Northern section of this island! You are all like family to me and this is a dream come true for me! Let's party!" The island is somewhat small, only taking 45 minutes to get from one end to the other, cutting through the forest. It takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes if you walk around the parameter of the island.
List of races: 34 human males & females, 3 Half-Elf males, 1 Moon Elf Female, 1 Sun Elf Male.
This does not include the PC, so remember to add them to the headcount. The Count is added in the list already.
-1st day-
The entire day goes on without any problems. People are eating, drinking, dancing, singing, and having fun. The Count will go up to every single people and talk with them and laugh with them, reminiscing about old times. Night will fall and everyone goes to sleep eventually.
-2nd day-
Note: If the party tells the count about any of the deaths, he will explain that he wants the party to keep this down low, as to keep people from mass hysteria and panic. He will request the party to investigate what is going on and will actively attempt to help in any way he can. When requested to use the Rod of Security, he will attempt to do so, but it turns out to have malfunctioned somehow, and he will tell the party members that the timer will run out in 3 days time, and he will get it repaired. But little known to the party, the Count is trying to lead the party astray. If applicable, he will for the most part play the part of trying to keep the other people busy and oblivious to what's going on, by either making up games like hidden treasure or something similar hidden under the reasoning to stop them from mass hysteria. The Count is a 13th level Mastermind Rogue being controlled by a Insane Glabrezu. His stats and items are listed at the bottom of this page.
Morning rolls around and there are some fun events happening such as fishing, competitions, and so forth (be creative).
After 2:00 PM, if the party members decide to take a stroll through the woods in the South-Eastern part of the island, make them roll perception checks (DC 20) for every 10 minutes. Upon a success, they will look up to find a set of laid out planks of wood, about 70 ft. up in one of the trees, as well as a dangling part of some cloth material from the planks. Upon inspection of said trees (DC 10), they will find grooves in the trees which allows them to climb (DC 10 Athletics or Acrobatics check to make sure they don't fall. On a fail, they fall from about less than 10 ft., and take 1 bludgeoning damage). When they get to the top, they will find a blanket sheet covering something humanoid. Upon uncovering the blanket, they will find a dead body of a female human (adventurer) Upon a DC 15 Medicine check, they can find out she died from strangulation and it's been approximately 6 hours since her death. If the party leaves the body unattended, the body will have disappeared upon return.
After 6:00 PM, if the party members decide to be on search through the woods in the North-Western part of the island, make them roll an investigation check (DC 20) for every 10 minutes. Upon a success, they will find what seem to be drag marks through the bushes and plants, and on a successful survival check (DC 15) they can track the marks which after about 30 seconds of following, comes to an abrupt stop. When the players look up, they can see a male human's body, about 40 ft. in the air, his body twitching. Upon a successful perception check (DC 15), they will notice that he is being held in the air by seemingly nothing. If the party member does nothing for 1 minute, the body will drop to the ground. The human male is already dead - from the snapping of his neck. On a successful medicine check (DC 15), he has been dead or over 5 minutes. If the party member tries to get him down by either flying up there or other methods within the minute, they need to make a Athletics check vs. a Invisible Stalker. The Invisible Stalker will not attack the party at this point, and will simply go away after a minute, or if it gets attacked. This dead person (come up with a random name) is the eldest son of the human noble family: Waidell. The whole noble family is here (Father, Mother, 2 sons (one currently deceased), and 2 daughters). They are situated in the North-Eastern side of the island. The father, while in grief, is calm and collected and will keep things down low if requested. They will stay together from this point onwards and ask the party to bring the 3 friends that his son was with. The eldest son was with his friends (2 human female, 1 half-elf male) on the Eastern part of the island. When questioned, his friends will tell the party that he excused himself and hadn't returned and they are looking for him. After being questioned and answering truthfully (they know nothing), they will listen to Lord Waidell and stay with the noble family.
After 10:00 PM, there is another kill on the Western part of the forest. A human male adventurer who has died from strangulation. He can be found hidden between two bushes. (DC 18) THIS KILL DOES NOT HAPPEN IF THE PARTY MANAGED TO DEFEAT THE INVISIBLE STALKER AT 6:00 PM.
-3rd day-
This is where the killing starts to become more frequent.
After 7:00 AM, on the South-Western side of the forest (DC 20 investigation/perception) they can find a Ghillie-tarp covering two bodies - 1 half-elf male and 1 human female. Both are naked and were in the midst of making love when they were both strangled to death.
After 8:00 AM, on the Southern side of the forest, (DC 20 investigation/perception), the party can find 4 human adventurer party (1 female, 3 male) dead in a pit, which is covered by makeshift planks and covered with branches and leaves. Upon investigation, 2 of the males have side from a stab wound to the neck, the girl died from poison, and the other male died from suffocation.
After 1:00 PM, on the Western side of the forest, (DC 20 investigation/perception), the party can find bodies of 2 dead human bodies buried under a tree. The dirt is disrupted and is why it can be found.
After 6:00 PM, everyone is gathered in the middle and the Count is doing his best to keep people oblivious (if applicable depending on party's actions). After about 15 minutes, the party will notice 2 human males and a rather promiscuous moon elf female laughing and giggling as they make their way to the Northern part of the island. If he party tries to stop them, they will simply disregard and laugh off any attempt at persuasion or intimidation. If the party follows them, they will head into their tents and not long after moaning (sexual type) sounds can be heard coming from the tent. (RIP if you have one of 'suduce-bard' players, if you do, change this part to where they are just playing in the water or something. De-sexualize it really fast if your players cannot be mature about it). When the party heads back to the middle, they will notice that there are far less people there. When asked, the Count will mention that a group of 8 humans headed towards the North-Western side of the island. During this time, they will notice a sun elf drinking, staring at the bonfire, mumbling to himself. If a party member has the Observant feat., they can figure out that the sun elf is a guard and is complaining about why he has to guard the moon elf, and makes many remarks about his disgust at her open sexuality and how he wishes to be back home in Evereska (or a city name). If the Count is asked about the Moon Elf, he will tell the party that the moon elf, Alune (Ah-Loon), has always been promiscuous and he knows this from past personal experience. The sun elf acts as her guard and that's all he knows about him. The party will also notice the noble family group heading towards their camp. When asked, they will tell you they wish to turn in early and will travel to their camp. They can be persuaded otherwise (DC 15). After about 10 minutes after this conversation, there is a loud explosion that can be heard in the forest. When the party goes over to investigate (the Count will NOT follow the party here, come up with an excuse if needed), they will find 6 of the humans dead and the other two shooting spells (cantrips) at random places in the air (upward towards the gaps between trees). By the time he party can arrive to aid, one of the sorcerers gets slammed \yeet* to a nearby tree and fall down, dead. The remaining sorcerer puts up a fight (he is bloodied and is currently at 7 hp) and will be the next target of one of the 2 (1 if they party killed the other) Invisible Stalkers. (Combat). Spells such as revivify or other revival spells fail if casted on the three recently deceased sorcerers as their souls are unwilling to be returned. If one of the sorcerers survive, he will listen to the party's suggestions on what to do.*
When the party returns to the center of the island, read them the following:
"You walk to the middle of the island only to see the bonfire scattered everywhere, and lying on the ground, scattered everywhere as if by an explosion, are 9\ bodies, and from a glance you can tell that they are dead, except for one. The sun elf seems to be barely hanging on to life, but will die if nothing is done soon."*
\*(10, if the 10:00 PM kill on the second day was skipped).
If the party manages to stabilize/heal the sun elf, he will gain consciousness within the minute and immediately tell the party that the noble family are in danger. That the Count attacked and killed everyone here with one other person and headed in that direction. He will then get up, drink a potion of healing, and rush towards the direction of the moon elf.
Upon getting to the Waidell nobles' camp site, the party is too late as they find the corpses of all 8. (5 noble family members and the 3 friends of the deceased noble son). The party can easily find the tracks leading towards where the 2 human and moon elf (+ sun elf) are.
Upon arrival to the site, describe the following scene.
"You arrive at the camp site to see a naked human male running out of the tent only to have an arrow bolt shot through the back of his head, and he falls down, dead. To the left, you see another dead naked human, and you also see the dead body of the sun elf, with a sword through his chest, slumped against the trunk of the tree. Your attention is sharply turned towards the tent again as you hear distressed screaming coming from the inside of the tent, and soon after, a cloaked human with blood everywhere on his clothes walks out of the tent, shortly followed after the Count, who is holding a dagger in his left hand, made from a piece of jagged stone, whose blade is scribed with a maze-like pattern with no beginning or end. On his right hand, he drags out the struggling, naked moon elf by her throat and hold her in the air, suffocating her with his hand. He then looks over at you all and gives a sinister smile as speaks as he sinks the dagger into the lower abdomen of the moon elf. ' Well, look who finally caught up. I was saving you all for last. Isn't this a great party? Hahahahaha! Entertain me more!' As he spits those words, he takes the dagger out from the moon elf and drops her as he suddenly fades away. Roll Initiative."
When the Count reaches 0 hp, describe the following:
"As the Count's body slumps to the ground, the dagger lifts off from his hand, and pierces him with lightning speed. As this happens the Count's body start to rapidly deform and blow up to proportionate sizes as it starts to take a form of a fiendish crab looking creature with 2 giant claws and 2 arms. It laughs manically and gibbering in Abyssal ('a language you don't understand' if no one knows Abyssal)." (Arcana DC 18 to find out that it's a Glabrezu)
Roll new initiative for the Glabrezu, this is the final boss. Upon defeating it, his form turns spectral as it gets sucked back into the dagger, and drops next to the body of the Count.
Note: The Artifact is reduced back down to its dormant state after this and doesn't regain sentience for some time (for 50 years).
The party can visibly see the Count's chest rise and fall as if he is breathing. However, he is unconscious and has no idea where he is. He believes it to be (2 years and 4 months) before than it is currently, and the last thing he remembers is receiving a gift from his 'fan', with the initial of E.G. but does not know who's initial they are. Upon being explained of what is going on, the Count is visibly too stunned for words and all tears drip down his face. He will plead to be killed, not wanting to live with what have transpired, however, if the party lets him live, the following will happen in the following 3 days:
- The Count will forfeit all titles and sell everything he owns to pay enough gold to clerics to have everyone that was killed to be revived. Of the 41 dead, 3 of the souls (the sorcerers) will refuse to be revived. If the party does not mention or previously explain to the count that the assassin was working with him, he will attempt to revive him as well, but the spell will fail.
- After every one is revived, he turns himself in and a trial is set for him. Everyone involved shows up to trial. Here, one of two options will occur.
1: The party members will be called to the stand to explain the situation. If the party defends the Count on the basis that he was not himself and was being controlled, they will find him innocent as his actions afterwards proves to be true to the case. The Count's friends will end up forgiving him, but the Count does not forgive himself and will soon leave the city and never be heard from again.
2: The party members will be called to the stand to explain the situation. If the party leans towards guilty, the Count will be executed 2 days later.
In either case, the dagger is seized by the city with the promise to seal it within the secrets of the city.
-Le End-
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STATS:
Count Valsurek Aamar
Variant Human, Chaotic Evil (Neutral Good - The actual Count)
AC: 19 (Glamoured Studded Leather + Minor Beneficial)
Hit Points: 82 (13d8+20)
STR: 10 / DEX: 20 / CON: 14 / INT: 16 / WIS : 16 / CHA: 12 (+10 to initiative; 40 ft. speed)
Saving Throws: Dex +10, Int +8
Ability (Expertise): Acrobatics +15, Stealth +15, Perception +13, Deception +11 (Advantage).
Ability (Proficiency): Insight +8, Persuasion +8, Investigation +8.
Senses: Darkvision 120ft., Passive Perception 23.
Languages: Common, Thieves' Cant, Elvish, Undercommon, Giant, Draconic, Dwarvish, Abyssal.
Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)
Spellcasting (Blade of Broken Mirrors): Once each per dawn - Fabricate, Hallucinatory Terrain, Major Image, Phantasmal Killer. (DC 17)
Cunning Action.
Uncanny Dodge.
Evasion.
Reliable Talent.
Alert Feat., Mobile Feat.
Magic Resistance. The count has Advantage on saving throws against spells. (Mantle of Spell Resistance).
Sneak Attack. (7d6)
Misdirection. When you are targeted by an attack while a creature within 5 feet of you is granting you cover against that attack, you can use your reaction to have the attack target that creature instead of you.
Master of Tactics. The count can use the Help action as a bonus action. Additionally, when the Count use the Help action to aid an ally in attacking a creature, the target of that attack can be within 30 feet of him, rather than 5 feet of him, if the target can see or hear the Count.
Insightful Manipulator. (Pre-fulfilled)
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Actions
Invisibility. As an action, the count can becomes invisible as if the spell Invisibility has been cast on him. (Blade of Broken Mirrors).
Vicious Rapier. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 5ft., one target. Hit: (1d8+6) piercing damage. Vicious. On a roll of 20, the weapon's attack deal an extra 2d6 damage of the weapon's type.
Blade of Broken Mirrors (Exalted). Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 5ft., one target. Hit: (1d4+8) piercing damage. Thrown. The Count can throw the dagger to a range of 20/60 ft. Immediately after you make a ranged attack with this weapon, it returns to your hand.
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Items
- Blade of Broken Mirrors (Attunement); [This item is cursed and is currently in its Exalted state. It has the following additional properties: (Minor Beneficial : 31-40 & 91-100); (Minor Detrimental : 31-35 & 61-65); (Major Beneficial: 21-30). Curse: The Count has been cursed by the Glabrezu that resides in the artifact and has been under it's control for approximately 2 years and 4 months. A Wish spell can end this effect.
- Vicious Rapier +1
- Mantle of Spell Resistance
- Glamoured Studded Leather
- 1 Potion of Superior Healing (8d4+8)
- 2 Potion of Speed (Haste spell)
- 1 Scroll of Freedom of Movement

Combat Style:
The Count has Freedom of Movement ready and will fight alongside a human Assassin (CR 8). The Count from the start will down a Potion of Speed, and will always use his secondary action to turn invisible at the end of his turn and move. If anyone has see invisibility active, the Count will attempt to kill that player first. On the 9th round of combat, he will drink another potion of speed before going invisible, as he will be stunned on his next turn when the first potion wears off.
He will use his one use of Phantasmal Killer strategically, targeting the creature with the lowest Wisdom score.
The Count prefers to use his rapier, however, will use the dagger for ranged attacks.
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