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Old 05-22-2022, 09:18 AM   #2641
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Was watching a Planet Earth II episode with the young'un that focused on animals in the cities and in particular a troupe of monkeys in an Indian city. PCs would be so paranoid about troupes of monkeys just going in a line from place to place on the balconies and rooftops. Then I was picturing PCs using shape change to try to be monkeys to get somewhere, but blundering into someone's territory and getting into a fight with the local troupe's dominant male.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:52 AM   #2642
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Russia just banned John McCain from going there. What do they know that we don't?
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Old 05-22-2022, 11:32 AM   #2643
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Russia just banned John McCain from going there. What do they know that we don't?
Translation error? They meant John McClane, and his punk-CIA kid.
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Old 05-22-2022, 03:16 PM   #2644
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Russia just banned John McCain from going there. What do they know that we don't?
They also just shelled a cemetery. Does Umbrella have a Russian subsidiary?
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Old 05-24-2022, 12:47 PM   #2645
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Twenty years after his murder, the victim is brought back to life and asks witnesses to come out:

https://dutchreview.com/news/rotterd...eepfake-video/


Okay, it is a deep-fake video. But I am sure we will see this more often in the future - what will be the consequences?

So, gaming appliances ... what if they start to use better and better AI, so that real ghosts appear that start to hunt their murders?
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:13 PM   #2646
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Was watching a Planet Earth II episode with the young'un that focused on animals in the cities and in particular a troupe of monkeys in an Indian city. PCs would be so paranoid about troupes of monkeys just going in a line from place to place on the balconies and rooftops. Then I was picturing PCs using shape change to try to be monkeys to get somewhere, but blundering into someone's territory and getting into a fight with the local troupe's dominant male.
The fact that they are political assassins might get players attention. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/indian-...monkey-attack/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...oof-death.html
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Old 05-25-2022, 03:17 PM   #2647
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55 gallon drum shipments from US immigrants to Carribean families.

https://theprepared.org/features-feed/shipping-barrels

Similar logistics might affect all sorts of games. Or the PCs might need to smuggle something or find something in such a shipment.
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Old 05-26-2022, 09:12 AM   #2648
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55 gallon drum shipments from US immigrants to Carribean families.

https://theprepared.org/features-feed/shipping-barrels

Similar logistics might affect all sorts of games. Or the PCs might need to smuggle something or find something in such a shipment.
That's an interesting lesson in economics. Could be good for smuggling something small and not time sensitive.

I wonder if something similar happens in the more crowded Pacific regions? I can see the Indonesian archipelago having similar situations.

Might also serve as a good cargo for a space tramp freighter. I can see the Millennium Falcon carrying such a cargo, as or as not, covering a smuggled cargo.
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Old 06-10-2022, 10:37 AM   #2649
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Plane violates numerous European countries airspaces, lands at an abandoned Bulgarian airfield, and the pilot "disappears"...

Bulgaria hunts for mystery pilot
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Old 06-10-2022, 02:41 PM   #2650
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Plane violates numerous European countries airspaces, lands at an abandoned Bulgarian airfield, and the pilot "disappears"...

Bulgaria hunts for mystery pilot
Anybody seen Mathias_Rust lately?
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