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Incline Josh Sawyer appreciation station

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Ontopoly, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Spectacle Arcane Patron

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    This Chinese man has taken Josh Sawyer's lessons to heart.
     
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  2. Sordid MCA/Prosper Hybryd Arcane Patron

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    It almost certainly has nothing to do with Chris's comeback. But I personally will believe that Sawyer is happy about it too and is giving us signals.
     
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  3. Sordid MCA/Prosper Hybryd Arcane Patron

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    It's amazing how much Sawyer has changed. Just ten years ago, he wrote that he didn't understand how anyone could drink strong liquors at all. And now he's occasionally taking polls on Twitter about what to booze that night.

    I'm not sure I buy Roguey's senility thesis, but it's fascinating and frightening to see Sawyer turning increasingly into a quasi-Avellone. I wonder how long Feargus is going to tolerate him, now that he's just like Chris in being depressed and not wanting to be a Lead anymore.
     
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  4. Quillon Arcane

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    Being a lead is literally his job tho and he still loves it in his words. But him leading some small hipster project as opposed to leading the big projects the studio's working on is kinda similar to Chris not wanting to be lead anymore yeah.
     
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  5. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Alcohol turns out to be pretty estrogenic.
     
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  6. FriendlyMerchant Learned

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    Sawyer has a lot to learn from this man. Sawyers games look like unbalanced broken messes compare to this man's science.
     
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  7. Urthor Liturgist Patron

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    Which game is Josh working on anyway? The Skyrim clone or something that isn't announced.
     
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  8. Oberon Learned

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    Twatter turns out to be pretty estrogenic.
     
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  9. Meredoth Arcane

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    I just don't get why he is so obsessed with allowing low STR fighters and dumb wizards in a world where magicians are intellectuals and magic is a science at the same time that he removes everything cool from the "original games" for balance cultism.

    • About 27:26 min, when he mentions that AD&D allows you to jump from extremely high, only if your character is on late teen levels, had a lot of CON and rolled high on hp each level up, which is extremely superhuman. Also, there are people surviving extremely long falls IRL despite not being superhuman. Here is a soldier who survived a parachute failing https://www.iflscience.com/editors-...rashes-through-house-after-parachute-failure/
    • 29:16 - IF you give 3 CON to a Wiz, he will probably gonna die quickly, but still can be a interesting character to play. Imagine the concept. A genius with a terrible crippling disease wanting to find a cure. He would't be a good character to dungeon crawling which makes perfectly sense. If the player plays smart and avoid being hit by powerful divination + illusion spells and the DM helps, it can be a interesting character to play.
    • 30:16 - Strength is too important. What is the problem? As for half orcs, 18 str for a human is peak human strength. A half orc with peak half orc strength should be a killing machine, capable of cutting enemies in half with no problem.

    19+ STR giving huge bonuses on AD&D makes perfectly sense since those are superhuman stats. PC's would't have it unless they are playing as half orcs and rolled high.

    33:40 - Yes, percentages are bad. Hence +1/+2/+3(...) is much better.
     
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  10. SharkClub Cipher

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    You don't know? He's working on Fallout 5: Vault City now that Obsidian and Bethesda are under the same roof at Microsoft.
     
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  11. Tihskael Learned

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    Wait, so there is not going to be a Fallout 77?
    :negative:
     
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  12. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Sawyer Elysium.
     
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  13. ADULF HITLOR FAN KLUB Erudite

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    Sawyer has always been a heavy drinker.

    But many years ago he repeatedly and brutally raped a girl with his highly penetrative gaze and just pretended not to drink so nobody would ever suspect him.

    I swear this is true. You can totally trust me, bros.
     
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  14. Meredoth Arcane

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    Josh Sawyer "low int wiz should be viable in a world where they are intellectuals, but necromancers, illusionists and conjurers should't" VS Jay Wilson "lets remove skill level and make casters spells scale with weapons and have cooldowns", which one hates casters the most?
     
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  15. mondblut Arcane

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    He is a storyfag, or immershunfag at best. They are tyrants and hate it when people get creative and find ways to exploit the system and have fun not in a way "envisioned" by its ivory tower auteurs. Cue him crying over "degenerate gameplay" like a dumped cuck.
     
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  16. FriendlyMerchant Learned

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    I'm also an immershunfag. That's why I think wizards should be op as fuck out of the gate and continue to get even more op as you play. Any attempt to balance them out is retarded. The only price to be a wizard is to have the smarts to keep getting OP. It breaks my immersion if wizards are balanced.
     
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  17. Meredoth Arcane

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    I think that depends on the setting.

    If magic a a "mundane ultra powerful force", or if is a eldritch demoniac unstable chaotic outsider force. Magic in high fantasy should be powerful. Magic in "cosmic horror" should be extremely dangeours. What I can also accept is specialized casters. Eg - Cryomancers, Necromancers, Pyromancers, Illusionists(...) instead of just a "wizard" that can cast anything.
     
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  18. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    My understanding if I recall, MCA not wanting to lead had to do with Fergus being such a pain in the ass essentially. I don't think I've heard anything about the Sawyer-Fergus relationship turning to shit at all. If anything, I recall someone saying that Fergus actually wants Sawyer's opinion for some reason, or that Sawyer knows how to play him. Might have been MCA that said that.

    No idea if it's still true though.
     
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  19. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    But wizards are OP. You know that you can render Thaos immobile, unconscious and petrified (Gaze of the Adragan, Slicken, Confusion). :obviously: Then finish him off with damage spells.
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    The thing about Thaos is that Soyer created such a perfect negative motivation field around finally catching him that I never could make myself jump in that pit even though I really did want to finish the game at that point.

    It was like a White Hole of repulsion.
     
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  21. updatedmyjournal Barely Literate

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    He's supposedly working on a historical RPG with a small team. Any news on that one?
     
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  22. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Dear diary, I adjusted the damage on small daggers by 0,000153%. And that's enough game development for this month, time to work on my bike.

    Thank you Mr. Microsoft for this amazing opportunity.
     
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  23. conan_edw Savant Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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  24. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    uhh excuse me, you did a big ol' fascism and a colonialism and a racism
     
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  25. Oberon Learned

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    >Josh Soyer
    >Josh Goyer
    >Josh "basic bitch California Liberal" Sawyer
    Yikes this aint it chief
     
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