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Old 09-24-2019, 05:07 PM   #2111
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I'm not a lawyer, but I'm not sure witnesses are allowed to answer a question with a question.
On the other hand, witnesses are not required to answer questions that have no relevance to the case. And it'd be an "interesting" case where the question posed would be relevant.
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:45 PM   #2112
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On the other hand, witnesses are not required to answer questions that have no relevance to the case.
True. Presumably this one is some sort of case involving conspiracy charges, so the prosecutor has to establish that a conspiracy exists, otherwise there's no case -- or conversely, the defense is trying to raise a reasonable doubt that it exists. The prosecution certainly has the uphill battle. (Neither one of those is really focused on the original point of proving a negative, though.)

Or it could always just be the Chewbacca Defense.
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:26 PM   #2113
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What does a modern villain do with an old NATO bunker?

Running a server farm for Darknet, of course. Until hundreds of cops - among them GSG 9 - show up for a visit.

https://www.dw.com/en/darknet-cyberc...any/a-50618469

Now we really have reached TL 8.
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:03 PM   #2114
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Need a sampling of the sorts of occult services that London psychics were advertising in the heyday of 1970s mysticism? Here you go, pull a few of these adverts out and insert whatever real magical services might be hiding among the chaff as your players try to separate their target from the charlatans and good-hearted amateurs.
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:38 PM   #2115
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In 1595 Sir Walter Raleigh got on the trail of El Dorado because he heard of a guy named Juan Martinez who claimed to have traveled there on an expedition led by conquistador Diego De Ordaz and had seen the golden city with his own eyes. Undeterred by the detail that De Ordaz died in 1532 Raleigh said "Sounds legit" and proceeded to begin a quest that ended with the crown executing him as an apology to Spain for all the crimes and treaty violations Raleigh had committed.

But what if it was true? What if there was a Juan Martinez led by a zombie conquistador to a real El Dorado?
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:03 AM   #2116
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Kung fu nuns on wheels

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Old 10-08-2019, 11:39 AM   #2117
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In 1595 Sir Walter Raleigh got on the trail of El Dorado because he heard of a guy named Juan Martinez who claimed to have traveled there on an expedition led by conquistador Diego De Ordaz and had seen the golden city with his own eyes. ...?
"Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well."
Your wording suggests you watch the Youtube channel, Overly Sarcastic Productions. :)
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:51 AM   #2118
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Some people are trying to recreate the original proto-Indo-European religion.

This reconstruction is done on linguistic grounds and on grounds of comparative mythology. I am skeptical as to the truth of these efforts, but it's good if you want to cannibalize it for fantasy pantheons.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:03 AM   #2119
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Some people are trying to recreate the original proto-Indo-European religion.

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I am skeptical as to the truth of these efforts, but it's good if you want to cannibalize it for fantasy pantheons.

Looks like grist for a Delta Green-esque campaign or game.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:26 AM   #2120
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Some people are trying to recreate the original proto-Indo-European religion.

This reconstruction is done on linguistic grounds and on grounds of comparative mythology. I am skeptical as to the truth of these efforts, but it's good if you want to cannibalize it for fantasy pantheons.
Oh definitely! This is a faith that DEMANDS Clerics and Druids going on Quests!

Personally, it might make a great After-The-End/Fantasy campaign detail, with survivors thinking that all of tech-society went wrong and deciding to restart at Year Zero to see if they can do better, and discovering real magic on he way.
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