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#95627 Gaming and Politics

Posted by Texan on 12 April 2015 - 08:54 AM

Something retweeted into my timeline a little earlier:



Uh actually it is against the  law to sell guns you know are going to be used for illegal purposes or to people prohibited from owning that type of gun or to sell to felons.   If you do sell a gun to someone you know is going to use it in a crime then you can also be held as an accessory to that crime (now you have broken two laws.).  In addition most people/Christians would hold you morally responsible for knowingly selling a gun you know will be used in a moral crime.     Sorry but your attempt at analogy here is a failure.

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#95453 Gaming and Politics

Posted by Texan on 01 April 2015 - 02:51 AM

Indiana does not have laws against discriminating against gays or gender preference so you don't need a religious excuse to discriminate.  That is what people should be protesting about.  I suspect a lot of states do not have laws to prevent discrimination against sexual preference or gender identity or hair color or people with tattoos etc....  Within the  bounds of our constitution, people should have the right to be assholes but they also face the consequences of being an asshole which include boycotting an establishment that discriminates for any reason. 

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#95441 Gaming and Politics

Posted by Texan on 31 March 2015 - 11:18 AM

27 states including Indiana have RFRA laws or court decisions that match the Federal law.  These laws do  not grant a license to discriminate, but says the government may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person—

(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and

(2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.


1 state, Connecticut, has  a law that states that government shall not "burden a persons's free exercise of religion".  Note the word "substantially" is missing.  In none of these states has a refusal to accommodate a gay person been adjudicated. 

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#95347 Gaming and Politics

Posted by Texan on 26 March 2015 - 11:36 PM

The American constitution protect one's right to be a religious bigot.  Gender identity and sexual orientation is not protected by the constitution the way religious beliefs are.  You might not like it, or consider it moral, but that is the way it is.  The solution would be to change the constitution.  Gen Con certainly has the right to have their convention where ever they want, though they have a contract running through 2020.

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#95345 Lost Mine of Phandelver Session 16

Posted by Texan on 26 March 2015 - 11:22 PM

There was no lawful authority where they were at.  No town guard, no one with a legitimate sovereign claim on the land and certainly no representative of any supposed law was present.  Where would they take him?  If Neverwinter claimed the land then where are their  law enforcers?  If you claim it the you should administrate it.  Phandelver would have said what do you want us to do about it? In the American frontier where their was not yet any territory government,  frontier justice was not uncommon.  The man was clearly guilty of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.  Some people are trying to apply modern law concepts to an unmodern situation.   Yes they were judge, jury, and executioner because there was no  judge, jury, or executioner available.  The lawfuls in the party applied common law to the situation.  Keep in mind that long term incarceration in a prison simply was not done in Medieval times, few places even had facilities for that.  And certainly not for common criminals.  For many crimes that we would send people to jail today they executed people for in medieval times. The alternative would have been a large number of lashes and then dragging him around until he could go on his own, healing on his own since the pain of healing was part of the punishment, but that would be for lesser crimes such as stealing.

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#94381 Lost Mine of Phandelver Session 15

Posted by Texan on 15 January 2015 - 05:50 AM

Oh, do you own a ten gallon hat? And are people given guns when they cross the border into the state?

Yes, I own a ten gallon hat, it's a black Stetson.  Had a brown one too but had to retire it.


No, they generally don"t give you a gun, you have to buy it yourself.  Owning a gun is a personal choice, especially a handgun.  You should get one that fits your personality, fits well in your hand, and has the caliber of your choice.  You can rent before you buy.  Don't know if you want to get into the caliber wars.

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#94036 Hello

Posted by Texan on 09 December 2014 - 08:44 PM

Hello everyone!


Found your website via YouTube with your Phandelver series.  

and I have to say this is a pretty cool site.  Been playing D&D since 1979 with a few gaps in the years.  Started with the original version 1 and have played every version along with Pathfinder and ICE Rolemaster.  Looking forward to hours of entertainment as I have a lot of catching up do here.  Your Phandlever series party dynamics are great, keep up the good work!

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#94034 Lost Mine of Phandelver Session 09

Posted by Texan on 09 December 2014 - 08:26 PM

I have played D&D since 1979 and I have played with some seriously disturbed individuals, including someone who tried to shag a hag.  But I can honestly say I have never had a party member request a ghoul sexual protection objects such as "Harmon's rubber of ghost shagging".  And it was so touching that was Heleh had such concern for her friend to ask for it rather than Gutbrush.  Aawwwee...

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