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Old 05-06-2017, 08:49 AM   #1551
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Also works for any RPG that uses squares instead of hexes.
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:19 AM   #1552
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Someone in Virginia is shaving cats.

Why?

The jokes just write themselves, but probably not on this site. :o)
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:03 PM   #1553
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Turns out Lovecraftian geometry, what with a perfect square circle and all, goes by the name of Taxicab in the real world.
So that's why no one can understand cultists? They're taxi drivers. Cthulhu must make bank on trips with taking years to go across the street by way of "non-Euclidean space".
(I know that non-Euclidean is not a synonym for interdimensional travel, despite it's use as such in Lovecraftian fanfic. But it's just so much fun to say.)
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:29 PM   #1554
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Also works for any RPG that uses squares instead of hexes.
My first thought was multi-dimensional world hopping where you can't just jump directly. 2, 3, or more directions of movement, but still "blocky" like a chessboard.
I suppose that's also true for Traveller style travel by way of jump units.
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:31 PM   #1555
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Someone in Virginia is shaving cats.

Why?

The jokes just write themselves, but probably not on this site. :o)
I hate to see what happens when they grab a cat like our previous kitty named Fireball. Her name was quite accurate when annoyed.
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Old 05-06-2017, 03:46 PM   #1556
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So that's why no one can understand cultists? They're taxi drivers. Cthulhu must make bank on trips with taking years to go across the street by way of "non-Euclidean space".
(I know that non-Euclidean is not a synonym for interdimensional travel, despite it's use as such in Lovecraftian fanfic. But it's just so much fun to say.)
I am not sure what you mean by cultists. If you mean members of obscure religions suspected of being deceived by a power-hungry heresiarch yes I can understand them as they are seeking answers. If you just mean people with eccentric interests well I can understand them as I have eccentric interests too.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:58 PM   #1557
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I meant cultists from Lovecraft writing and speaking insane gibberish.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:50 PM   #1558
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I meant cultists from Lovecraft writing and speaking insane gibberish.
In other words people with an eccentric hobby. OK I understand them, I have eccentric hobbies. That's just not my eccentric hobby as it happens.

Or do you mean literally, "understand what they are saying", probably not. I assume that is the intention.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:35 AM   #1559
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Or do you mean literally, "understand what they are saying", probably not.
I'm pretty sure the actual intention was communication - which is difficult with a person who's had a brush with Lovecraftian beings, as they're often suffering badly from Word Salad including a bunch of words from non-human languages which may or may not be invocations of Elder Things.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:10 AM   #1560
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Google Translate writes surrealist poetry if it doesn't understand you.

In this piece, it writes black-metal music lyrics for H.P. Lovecraft fans.

In this piece, it has an existential crisis over its' fundamental lack of humanity.

More here: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=32412
And here: https://twitter.com/smutclyde
And here: http://eusa-riddled.blogspot.ca/2017...wn-tongue.html (and subsequent pages on the blog)
this didn't turn out surrealist:
كتيب
كتبكتب
كتبكتبكتب
كتبكتبكتبكتب
بتكبتكبتكبتك
بتكبتكبتك
بتقبتك
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booklet
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Write books
Write a book
I called you
I created you
By your supplication
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Arabiclooks great for this kind of thing. Just enter consonants....
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