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  1. I can't believe show!Stannis and Meli-sans-bra treated the shadowbaby better than Shireen:
  2. On bullying in school

    Interesting thread. Especially for a prospective teacher like me. I am still not quite sure how I will be able to counter bullying when I will come across it (like always, it will highly depend on the situation and my relationship to the pupils I guess). I only know that I want to act against it wherever I go, because my own experiences are in fact part of the reason why I want to go back to school. My own experience is interestingly rather similar to HelenaExMachina's. In my case the whole root of being bullied was my best friend from primary school days who for some reason from one day to the next decided that he needed to be a 'cold-blooded ghetto gangster' (which I found at first utterly ridiculous due to him having been a rather nerdy white kid with glasses) who wanted to boost his social status by bullying a lisping kid and others who were easy targets. My only fault was that I tried to reach out to him from what I thought was the moral high ground, trying to convince him that he didn't need to sink so low. Well, the result was that he likely perceived me as condescending and felt betrayed, so the friendship turned to blind hatred in no time and he made it his life-work to set the whole tiny village we lived in against me. At least until he got kicked out of school (for his terrible grades, not the bullying, mind you). And then seven years of constant emotional and physical assaults came to a screeching halt, with only the status as a social outsider remaining (of course only among those who knew me from school - the difference in behavior compared to my current peers is annoyingly obvious). Due to my experiences I am especially critical of the schools I went to, since they were responsible for allowing things to escalate like they did. Since I saw how fast active hostilities stopped, I can quite confidently say that I could been saved at any point if this guy with the vendetta was just shot down (figuratively, of course). But mine and my mother's repeated attempts to get authorities to listen just worsened everything. The primary school was a playground for low-key-corruption. Parents could buy grades with favors and presents etc. and of course the parents of this guy and his followers were on great terms with the whole school staff, so they brushed everything off with 'it's just boys playing rough' even after I had to be brought to the doctor with a severe concussion after a dozen people had ganged up on me in the schoolyard. Middleschool wasn't better due to the school having a strict 'no bullying'-policy. Which means that the school administration prided itself in the 'fact' that there is no bullying in their school. And if they had intervened in my case, that would have meant to acknowledge that there is bullying and you can't have such a contradiction, can you? Of course with schools like these everything only worsened, because dragging attackers towards the authorities only showed them that I was the one looking stupid and they had to fear no repercussions whatsoever. Well, now since I am going to work from within the system, I'll be alert for all the signs. Even though my greatest fear is to end up with a school administration which refuses to strike hard when it has to like the ones I went to. I am just so sick of fighting against the system, for once I just want to fight alongside it, taking pride in my school and my colleagues that they take the fate of their pupils seriously.
  3. Haha, it is kind of memorable, isn't it? But I must admit that among all these examples I brought forth Dany and Barristan is still my favourite. Just imagine a genuine smile of Emilia when she enters the throne room and finds that Barristan took a sarcastic remark of hers so seriously he drowned her throne in cushions. When I read that Dany chapter, I somehow felt giddy about so much good intentions (*cough* and immediately thought up a scene about the hilarious results of trying to do that with the Iron Throne *cough*).
  4. I'm not entirely sure I want to continue with my watch. Especially when I look back and realize how happy I was that the recorder crashed and I missed to watch the white saviour Deadpan striking again. Up until then, I was utterly and thoroughly bored to tears. Seriously, I couldn't even appreciate the scenes between Jon Sansa due to how disconnected everything was, how the setup, the execution and the underlying messages were ranging from extremely clumsy to downright offensive. The way they were addressing all those elephants in the living room (Shireen's fate, Jon betraying his vow, Littlefinger throwing Sansa away, the Tyrell's having an army) by bringing them up and then either interrupt them only to drop it, people shrugging it off or by being swept up by the someone who really shouldn't fix those problems. Then there is the entire atmosphere that drags me down. It was really noteworthy to see Sansa smile and even this is tarnished by the awfulness of her situation. It's like there is a deeply rooted lethargy in the story D&D tell, one that is caused by their depressingly nihilistic world view. Everything is darkly lit and miserable. Everybody is shitty to each other. Jokes are only of the offensive kind. Everybody just shuffles onwards with a grim expression. It really doesn't feel like a world you can really live in. It sure as hell isn't the one GRRM created. Westeros has a lot of darkness, but beneath there is still humanity to be found. It is the world where Arya plays her lying game with the waif, the world Tommen plays with his kittens, the world in which Garlan Tyrell is penpals with the Red Viper, the world in which siblings always remember each other even when they are apart, the world in which an entire kingdom rallied to save Ned Stark's daughter. The world in which Tormund loves his kids and makes his boastful jokes. The world in which Thorne still needs to train Ghost how to juggle, the world in which Barristan went out of his way to acquire his queen a pile of pillows after a throwaway line about iron cheeks. It's those moments I miss and which simply can't be replaced with fratboy humor. And then there is the way the plot related dialogue is written. The game of thrones in ASoIaF is actually rather simple. You have a lot of players, each one with a backstory that gave them a certain ambition. The complexity is only created through the sheer number of players and the way their respective ambitions are clashing with each other. The dialogue in itself therefore is either exposition to give a glimpse upon what exactly someone wants and where this comes from, or he actively pursues his goals and moves chess pieces. In Game of Thrones you might think the approach should be similar. But instead the dialogue is more or less just meaningless rambling about the way the world is, or saying which person/subject a character likes, not likes, which position they belong to. Considering how much those viewpoints switch between scenes, I can't honestly say that there is any suspension in that whatsover. It is like a soap-opera that needs to be stretched over countless seasons and in which the writers just throw new situations at the actors, forcing the characters to change just to make the drama possible. It is lazy. It is pointless. And it makes your head hurt as soon as you start to think about it for a second. Ugh... I just needed to get rid of this rant, sorry. This show is such a travesty. Such a big missed opportunity...
  5. Not sure it wasn't already posted before, but that was so sure to happen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CTJEZXtr94 Bonus points for how much the lightsaber's highlight how terrible the choreography is. Special mention goes to the two idiots with the green sabers (the guy with the Stark shield and the one in Dornish garb). The way they are striking the air or running into nothing while the others are busy hacking at each other is utterly hilarious.
  6. I guess I can post the notes I have made during my watch of the episode here as well. I haven't seen the ending with Dany, but wow, what I've read about our fireproof white saviour makes me cringe again. Nearly as bad as the oathbreaking bastard who apparently sat around in civil garb in Castle Black for how knows how much time after he so spectacularly announced his departure last episode, now being hailed to be one the northern lords will rally upon after more than a season of lethargy. Urg... Anyway, here my other musings. Episode 4 - so, here we again with our most recent oathbreaker. Must have been kind of embarrassing after his dramatic exit through the front gate to turn around and come back to get his stuff - good question, Edd! And it adds salt into the injury that the show has Jon in complete ignorance of his sister’s fate. Heck, even Arya implied that she knew of Jon’s death through telepathy, but he has no idea what is happening in Winterfell? - nice writing. Whenever someone points something out that makes no sense, interrupt him through something completely unrelated... - yay, family reunion of those siblings who were the most distant to each other. Not that I can’t picture them being happy to see each other after all the shit they went through. But I just can’t stop thinking about how clumsy the whole setting of this is. Jon breaking his vow and dramatically leaving in the last episode, now everyone in the NW must be startled to see such a scene. - so this is this infamous “boss ass bitch Sansa” Turner referenced in her interviews. Well... I’m not entirely sure why they even have to argument. Jon being sick of fighting is kinda understandable, but he should have pointed out the fucking army of dead marching south. Especially since it would be beneficial to have someone controlling the North who takes something like this serious. - oh, here are the best friends Davos and Melisandre again... and finally Davos addresses the elephant in the living room! Took them bloody long enough and doesn’t excuse the bullshit that was his non-existent motivation in the last couple of episodes - oh god the brute... she looks like she’s about to split Davos in half. Why? And why the fuck does she know Davos of all people? And since when do the Ds address the elephants in the living room, only for all the characters to shrug and walk away? What the fuck was Brienne trying to accomplish by walking up to them, boasting with having killed Stannis and threatening to kill them? If we had heard any rumors about the Red Woman getting to Brienne’s ears I could understand her beef. But the way it was framed, Meli-sans-bra looked neither red, nor menacingly powerful and Brienne looked more like she was bullying Davos instead. What did I just see? - she was even walking up to them with her sword drawn... for fuck’s sake... - good ol’ ‘uncle Petyr’. Talk about characters that at least are consistently 180° mirrors of their book counterparts. Poor Robin... - really, everybody should think that Dany pranks them by letting the slavers treat with Tyrion, but now they are ‘his dragons’. There can be no denying anymore that he has successfully taken over Dany’s plotline - okay, so.. do I get this straight? Tyrion’s plan to avoid open war with these cities is by making ridiculous demands Meereen isn’t able to enforce and then sex workers? The fuck was that? How can anybody even pretend this is going to work? And why did the ambassadors complied with it just like that? - great, so Irri doesn’t need to do her job. More time for Tyrion! - oh god she’s quoting the Sue... - I’m not sure why they make so much fuzz about the whole “ALL SLAVERY BANNED FOREVER” thing. It was Dany’s goal. And nobody can force those cities to abandon their ways through either sword or hookers. That’s what we took from the books and that’s what Saint Tyrion even recognizes when he says the entire bay’s economy depends on it. - I admit, I spaced out during the bro-trip. Did anything worthwhile happened? - but I sure see how similar this is to Larry and Bronn last season. Everything in Vaes Dothrak oozes otherness, it’s a dangerous oriental place for two white dudes having adventures in. Why the fuck didn’t they just enter through the front door? Why all this pointless sneaking? Within Vaes Dothrak the Dothraki should be relatively reasonable towards strangers, so there is no point for their nightly mission - there goes my saying Dothraki are reasonable. The heck was this fight scene about? - there goes the ‘no spilling of blood within Vaes Dothrak’ thing. Shall I point out how Drogo was only able to get away with his literal metaphor because Viserys was breaking those laws left and right? - I’m still not over the fact that Ds included this tidbit of the manfolk deciding the fate of the Dosh Khaleen instead of the other way around. Well, what can you expect from brodudes? - at least it wasn’t Jorah who kept her in that grip. Would have been quite awkward afterwards. - is this episode still not fucking over? - Loras saying he never was strong... oh for Christ’s sake. Where is that splendid knight from season 1? - you see, the major difference between the first season and this one, is that none of these conversations drive any real plot. As in: pieces move into place to attack each other. Here it’s just people babbling stuff to say whose side they are on now. It’s all about how people like each other or not, not about any distinct ambitions that actually shapes their stance towards each other. It is just shallow rambling, nothing at all. - but to say for once something good about this whole Carol’s Landing Plot: At last they stop with their script-related lethargy and realized they could have crushed the show’s version of the sparrows quite easily and now attempt to do exactly that. It doesn’t excuse how they ‘took over’ this city and everybody behaved like an idiot to make that happen, but now at least they try to fix it in a move that sounds at least a little realistic. - even though I find it weird that Carol is still under arrest and that Tommen himself doesn’t have anything to do with that plan (and even is implied to oppose it by default) despite his whole ‘I want to man up’ nonsense from last episode. Damn rotating character motivations... - Pyke... so people are beaming again? Really? I could write an essay about how nonsensical it is that Theon as a crippled, tortured guy with only the clothes on his back somehow made it from Winterfell to wherever to get a ship to get the islands the North is currently at war with. My head hurts from so much plot convenience... - and of course he just walks into the castle like that’s something you can just do... - “Why did you come here?” GOOD FUCKING QUESTION, YARA! I don’t know and Theon sure as hell doesn’t know either. - Where is that Asha glimpse we had seen in the first episode? Was she pushed down the cliff as well? I can’t grasp why anyone could think it to be reasonable to make Yara suspecting this miserable pile of bones to have killed Baelon and trying to get their fucking ‘Salt Throne’ (blergh). She should be happy he escaped, brought him up to date of what happened and then asked him where he stands in regards to opposing Euron. - stop speaking trope, you idiot. - longing shot of Ramsay flaying an apple. Or for crying out loud. - at least no rape. Even though... ugh... how pointless everything is... - why is this episode not already fucking over? Why does it drag on and on forever? - yay, only 2000 thousand wildlings... and they make it sound (again) like that in war numbers are the only stuff that matters. Not anything boring like tactics or something - oh god, I literally cringe when they make Sansa prop up Jon as the rallying point for the North when in fact she herself is far better suited for the job. But considering that the entire North seems to consist of dickheads who don’t care for the Starks... - and now the recorder hangs itself up. I should be angry that I obviously lost the last 10 minutes of the episode, but... I’m actually glad it is over for me and I can spend my time with something more enjoyable. I hope I haven’t missed anything too atrocious to comment on (even though I’m pretty sure I did - the episode needs some last shocking swerve after all)
  7. And here I go again, Toth's notes of thrones. But as a pleasant surprise my recorder crashed and missed the last ten minutes. So I guess I have to resort to hearsay when it comes to judging that hot mess there, because I haven't seen it with my own eyes. Episode 4 - so, here we again with our most recent oathbreaker. Must have been kind of embarrassing after his dramatic exit through the front gate to turn around and come back to get his stuff - good question, Edd! And it adds salt into the injury that the show has Jon in complete ignorance of his sister’s fate. Heck, even Arya implied that she knew of Jon’s death through telepathy, but he has no idea what is happening in Winterfell? - nice writing. Whenever someone points something out that makes no sense, interrupt him through something completely unrelated... - yay, family reunion of those siblings who were the most distant to each other. Not that I can’t picture them being happy to see each other after all the shit they went through. But I just can’t stop thinking about how clumsy the whole setting of this is. Jon breaking his vow and dramatically leaving in the last episode, now everyone in the NW must be startled to see such a scene. - so this is this infamous “boss ass bitch Sansa” Turner referenced in her interviews. Well... I’m not entirely sure why they even have to argument. Jon being sick of fighting is kinda understandable, but he should have pointed out the fucking army of dead marching south. Especially since it would be beneficial to have someone controlling the North who takes something like this serious. - oh, here are the best friends Davos and Melisandre again... and finally Davos addresses the elephant in the living room! Took them bloody long enough and doesn’t excuse the bullshit that was his non-existent motivation in the last couple of episodes - oh god the brute... she looks like she’s about to split Davos in half. Why? And why the fuck does she know Davos of all people? And since when do the Ds address the elephants in the living room, only for all the characters to shrug and walk away? What the fuck was Brienne trying to accomplish by walking up to them, boasting with having killed Stannis and threatening to kill them? If we had heard any rumors about the Red Woman getting to Brienne’s ears I could understand her beef. But the way it was framed, Meli-sans-bra looked neither red, nor menacingly powerful and Brienne looked more like she was bullying Davos instead. What did I just see? - she was even walking up to them with her sword drawn... for fuck’s sake... - good ol’ ‘uncle Petyr’. Talk about characters that at least are consistently 180° mirrors of their book counterparts. Poor Robin... - really, everybody should think that Dany pranks them by letting the slavers treat with Tyrion, but now they are ‘his dragons’. There can be no denying anymore that he has successfully taken over Dany’s plotline - okay, so.. do I get this straight? Tyrion’s plan to avoid open war with these cities is by making ridiculous demands Meereen isn’t able to enforce and then sex workers? The fuck was that? How can anybody even pretend this is going to work? And why did the ambassadors complied with it just like that? - great, so Irri doesn’t need to do her job. More time for Tyrion! - oh god she’s quoting the Sue... - I’m not sure why they make so much fuzz about the whole “ALL SLAVERY BANNED FOREVER” thing. It was Dany’s goal. And nobody can force those cities to abandon their ways through either sword or hookers. That’s what we took from the books and that’s what Saint Tyrion even recognizes when he says the entire bay’s economy depends on it. - I admit, I spaced out during the bro-trip. Did anything worthwhile happened? - but I sure see how similar this is to Larry and Bronn last season. Everything in Vaes Dothrak oozes otherness, it’s a dangerous oriental place for two white dudes having adventures in. Why the fuck didn’t they just enter through the front door? Why all this pointless sneaking? Within Vaes Dothrak the Dothraki should be relatively reasonable towards strangers, so there is no point for their nightly mission - there goes my saying Dothraki are reasonable. The heck was this fight scene about? - there goes the ‘no spilling of blood within Vaes Dothrak’ thing. Shall I point out how Drogo was only able to get away with his literal metaphor because Viserys was breaking those laws left and right? - I’m still not over the fact that Ds included this tidbit of the manfolk deciding the fate of the Dosh Khaleen instead of the other way around. Well, what can you expect from brodudes? - at least it wasn’t Jorah who kept her in that grip. Would have been quite awkward afterwards. - is this episode still not fucking over? - Loras saying he never was strong... oh for Christ’s sake. Where is that splendid knight from season 1? - you see, the major difference between the first season and this one, is that none of these conversations drive any real plot. As in: pieces move into place to attack each other. Here it’s just people babbling stuff to say whose side they are on now. It’s all about how people like each other or not, not about any distinct ambitions that actually shapes their stance towards each other. It is just shallow rambling, nothing at all. - but to say for once something good about this whole Carol’s Landing Plot: At last they stop with their script-related lethargy and realized they could have crushed the show’s version of the sparrows quite easily and now attempt to do exactly that. It doesn’t excuse how they ‘took over’ this city and everybody behaved like an idiot to make that happen, but now at least they try to fix it in a move that sounds at least a little realistic. - even though I find it weird that Carol is still under arrest and that Tommen himself doesn’t have anything to do with that plan (and even is implied to oppose it by default) despite his whole ‘I want to man up’ nonsense from last episode. Damn rotating character motivations... - Pyke... so people are beaming again? Really? I could write an essay about how nonsensical it is that Theon as a crippled, tortured guy with only the clothes on his back somehow made it from Winterfell to wherever to get a ship to get the islands the North is currently at war with. My head hurts from so much plot convenience... - and of course he just walks into the castle like that’s something you can just do... - “Why did you come here?” GOOD FUCKING QUESTION, YARA! I don’t know and Theon sure as hell doesn’t know either. - Where is that Asha glimpse we had seen in the first episode? Was she pushed down the cliff as well? I can’t grasp why anyone could think it to be reasonable to make Yara suspecting this miserable pile of bones to have killed Baelon and trying to get their fucking ‘Salt Throne’ (blergh). She should be happy he escaped, brought him up to date of what happened and then asked him where he stands in regards to opposing Euron. - stop speaking trope, you idiot. - longing shot of Ramsay flaying an apple. Or for crying out loud. - at least no rape. Even though... ugh... how pointless everything is... - why is this episode not already fucking over? Why does it drag on and on forever? - yay, only 2000 thousand wildlings... and they make it sound (again) like that in war numbers are the only stuff that matters. Not anything boring like tactics or something - oh god, I literally cringe when they make Sansa prop up Jon as the rallying point for the North when in fact she herself is far better suited for the job. But considering that the entire North seems to consist of dickheads who don’t care for the Starks... - and now the recorder hangs itself up. I should be angry that I obviously lost the last 10 minutes of the episode, but... I’m actually glad it is over for me and I can spend my time with something more enjoyable. I hope I haven’t missed anything too atrocious to comment on (even though I’m pretty sure I did - the episode needs some last shocking swerve after all)
  8. I take it from the very fact that the forum works perfectly well that considerably less people have watched the last episode, eh? Anyways, I'm coming back when I got around to watch what I've recorded...
  9. You make it look like Lyanna has some kind of active role in the script. But this is D&D's writing after all! It is quite possible Lyanna will be relieved (and mildly aroused) by the fact that her strong and manly brother is able enough to protect her son.
  10. Well, apparently according the Inside the Episode, they openly stated that. I haven't seen it (blergh), but someone said they wanted to expose Ned as a lyer and deconstruct the myth of the honorable lord or some similar bullshit. Can anyone confirm that? If this is their reason, I can't help but call it malicious. They clearly hate honor as a theme, considering how negative it is connotated in this show in which 'realism' means everyone being shitty to everyone ever. Considering how much true Eddard runs on honor, it is clear they wanted to posthumously piss on that. Even though I believe the 'bragging about having killed the Sword in Morning' thing was actually just incidental through the careless way in which they 'needed' to script Bran's surprise. Just another line they threw in without thinking, but one that amplified what's wrong with the scene quite heavily.
  11. Ooops, I forgot one of the house rules: Now I want him dead even more Since a Game of Thrones campaign is more shocking without being delluded by those pesky books, there are certain ways to shape the gaming group into what the GM values the most. Every player who has admitted to having read the books is banned from rolling any dying saves. Ever. Have I missed anything? Has anyone more ideas what such a rulebook needs?
  12. I might have mentioned a couple of days ago that someone had PM'd me and invited me to a Game of Thrones roleplaying game after reading one of my rants. The very first thing going through my mind upon that was that a Game of Thrones RPG needs to have some severely twisted rulebook to be dramatically satisfying. You see... I made one: The GM’s short guide to a Game of Thrones Role Playing Game Welcome fellow fans of pen and paper games. Facing the groundbreaking success of HBO’s shocking hit very loosely based on some pesky books written by some old fat guy, it becomes inevitable that you and your gaming group want to take part in that epic adventure. Therefore we proudly present you this short rulebook for creating your own adventures in the grim darkness of Benioff and Weiss’ vision. Character Creation Male Characters Upon first inspection there isn’t much of a difference between male Weisseroffi characters and those of any other fantasy setting. Even if said fantasy setting contains physics-defying Damage Dealers wielding two greatswords at once, there will always be some showpologist around to claim how realistic that is. No, the true uniqueness of Weisseroff is the way it genders basic traits and rewards (or punishes) you for condoning to its stereotypes. Male characters therefore come with a small set of bonus rules buffing or debuffing you for your actions. A real man is a killer If Game of Thrones taught us one thing, it is that being manly means to kill some chump and brag about it. Extra points if you share you depressingly nihilistic world view with any NPC you encounter. An ‘unblooded’ character has -1 on all skills and -5 on his charisma, only for this to reverse as he gets his first kill into +1 on all skills and +5 on charisma. A real man is not a virgin Instantly buffs all your stats by +2 as soon as you get laid and temporary buffs them by further +1 for an hour each time you brag about it. But keep in mind, that goes only for true Weisseroffi characters. The Pornishmen have to keep up a reputation after all, debuffing each stat by -2 for every day you didn’t get it going. So keep living the Pornish life or do you want to end up as a Weak Man™? For refuting those silly notions, you will be rewarded by adding +1 for each time you score. And yes, this stacks... why else do you think Showberyn lived in a brothel? Female Characters Closely adhering to the idea of gritty realism, Emmy-awarded writers Benioff and Weiss have outdone social scientists by proving that there are indeed just three different moulds for women. If a player is insane enough to enter Weisseroff with a vagina, he has to choose between those three classes. The Seductress The Seductress is the default class for most sex-workers (regardless of the degree of voluntarism in joining the profession), but it is also recommended for politicians and advisors. As the name suggests, characters get a +5 at seduction and have high base attractiveness ratings. +5 isn’t that much, you say? You are right with that. With only such a tiny increase your Seductress can’t allow herself to be subtle about it. Luckily, due to the advanced rules for men, it doesn’t need much more than popping out your boobs to succeed. The Lesbian The Lesbian is the dominant female fighter class in Weisseroff. Eschewing all those useless feminine attributed skill, the Lesbian basically works like a very one-dimensional male character. As such, this proud beacon of feminism gains +15 on martial skills and -10 on intelligence. Who needs to remember significant details of her past adventures if she can just smash any feminism debate with a war hammer? Nobody can withstand your progressiveness! The Madonna If you are truly up for a challenge, the Madonna character really is your thing. She gets a penalty of -15 on all class skills in exchange of looking pretty when raped. This sounds unfair you say? Well, it’s entirely your fault for focusing on those stupid feminine connotated skills. Your dumb bitch also should have appreciated Tyrion more, hah! But rest assured, the Madonna has a rare special ability called “Empowerment through rape”. After you got your first rape by some villain, you can add +1 to your martial skill. This doesn’t do jackshit and you still need to be saved by your menz, but at least you can brag in front of your fellow players that your character is now “boss ass bitch”. Or something. Special Rules Honor gets you killed In Weisseroff ‘Honor’ is not static set of things you do or can’t do. In fact it is considered that some cocky youth breaking his betrothal to marry a time-travelling nurse who successfully sass-talked him was somehow regarded as the honorable choice. Therefore honor is basically just applying to everyone who isn’t actively plotting something for whatever reason. In the end, if your character has the ‘honorable’ trait, just take a -2 penalty on every single fucking roll you make. Rule of Author favoritism Now this can be a little complicated. In the end, it boils down to that every character with “Lannister” as his last name gets +2 on each roll (except Larry, because he is a monster) and +4 if you are a Bolton. Starks get a smashing -3 on each roll by default and yes, this is indeed stacking with the ‘honorable’ penalty. But be careful when you are near characters who are influenced by this rule. Especially Saint Tyrion is prone to suck the storylines of your PCs like a black hole if they happen to come too close to him. Rule of Spatial Teleportation Weisseroff is a setting with many disadvantages, but there are also a couple of very powerful advantages your characters can make use of. The Rule of Spation Teleportation allows your characters to travel at the speed of plot convenience, covering ridiculous disntances in as little time as you want. Even seemingly unavoidable obstacles created by your GM can be circumvented by ‘going around them’. Rule of Random Character 180s As a GM in a Game of Thrones campaign you have no obligation to keep any characterization of your characters consistent. Whether you change motivations between campaigns or even between scenes, there are no boundaries for your imagination. You can also foreshadow something and then do the exact opposite, it’s more shocking this way! Remember, GM: Everything makes sense, because you want it to happen! Rule of inherent cattiness In their seriously professional observation of what their drinking companions think about the interaction between women, D&D came to the logical conclusion that all woman are inherently catty to each other. Therefore whenever two women are interacting in a game (how progressive is that in itself!), they have to apply a -30 charisma penalty, which subsequently makes each conversation devolve into barely contained envy, snark remarks and finally pointless sissy fights. Marvel how much realism is gained by such a simple rule! Revenge is a free action One of the only remaining themes (as in: of course it had to be added since the fat original author was too busy writing boring character arcs to do so) is that revenge feels pretty damn good. Therefore, whenever you have some vendetta remaining in the air, your PC can just go out of his way to satisfy his desire for misappropriated justice with no karmic repercussions whatsoever. You can even let your fellow PCs down in the most life-threatening situations, but it forbidden for anyone to actually call you out on it. Especially the GM can not interfere. You think this sounds like a mechanic easy to abuse? Well, we don’t pretend it isn’t. If you can convince your GM that it makes total sense for you to avenge someone by murdering their entire family and then take over their county, you have proven to have mastered the unique logic of Weisseroff at play.
  13. @Sir Loinsteak: Wonderful recap! Everything spot-on. It really is bizarre how annoyingly boring and nonsensical this show has become. And it's grimness 'contrasted' with cringeworthy 'humor'. And utter disrespect for the source material. I cannot help but again link to the Behind the Scenes video of the Cyanide RPG. That's how you show enthusiasm for what you're doing with GRRM's world!
  14. Some of the unnamed Stark mooks did. But you know, in Weisseroff the laws of physics and logic don't apply, so they actually faired worse against the Dawninator. But yes, it is especially awful in the Night's Watch. You might think a small unit of lowborns would actually be trained in fighting in formations instead of engaging Wildling warriors in single combats.
  15. Some of the unnamed Stark mooks did. But you know, in Weisseroff the laws of physics and logic don't apply, so they actually faired worse against the Dawninator. But yes, it is especially awful in the Night's Watch. You might think a small unit of lowborns would actually be trained in fighting in formations instead of engaging Wildling warriors in single combats.