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Old 03-24-2017, 04:46 PM   #3911
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Is this sarcastic emphasis or some really cool stuff is happening emphasis?
I'm pretty sure it's sarcastic.
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:26 PM   #3912
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I note the emphasis in the statement "I also spend a fair bit of time on really thrilling administrative stuff."

Is this sarcastic emphasis or some really cool stuff is happening emphasis?
Note that word: "administrative"....
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I'm pretty sure it's sarcastic.
Buzzactly.
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Old 03-24-2017, 07:55 PM   #3913
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Unless you're a bureaucramancer or a 10th level Vice President you always take fatigue loss from administrative tasks.
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Old 03-25-2017, 03:30 PM   #3914
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I'm pretty sure it's sarcastic.
I dunno....maybe its a combination of GURPS; CLiffhangers and GURPS:BOardroom and Curia?

Maybe it covers the intrinsic suspense of not putting a coversheet on your TPS reports?

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Old 03-25-2017, 03:38 PM   #3915
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Administration and Erotic Arts are different skills for a reason. If you combine them, something has gone wrong.
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Old 03-25-2017, 05:04 PM   #3916
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Administration and Erotic Arts are different skills for a reason. If you combine them, something has gone wrong.
Depends on your fetish.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:04 PM   #3917
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I used to write software for insurance companies, during which process I met a few folks with an administration fetish. Just back away....
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:26 PM   #3918
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I agree - best to drop this tangent.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:32 AM   #3919
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Unless you're a bureaucramancer
There's a novel, "Flex", that includes a bureaucromancer -- as a main character, even.

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FLEX: Distilled magic in crystal form. The most dangerous drug in the world. Snort it, and you can create incredible coincidences to live the life of your dreams.

FLUX: The backlash from snorting Flex. The universe hates magic and tries to rebalance the odds; maybe you survive the horrendous accidents the Flex inflicts, maybe you don’t.

PAUL TSABO: The obsessed bureaucromancer who’s turned paperwork into a magical Beast that can rewrite rental agreements, conjure rented cars from nowhere, track down anyone who’s ever filled out a form.

But when all of his formulaic magic can’t save his burned daughter, Paul must enter the dangerous world of Flex dealers to heal her. Except he’s never done this before – and the punishment for brewing Flex is army conscription and a total brain-wipe.
The power of Kromm, of course, transcends even that of bureaucracy. Ludomancy might be only moderately useful in the real world (though see that novel...), but once you're in an RPG context, it's the ultimate 'mancy.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:00 PM   #3920
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I'm definitely going to be diving into the humor issue -- both because I want to see what folks came up with, and because I have an idea or two that might be good for a sequel issue .... :)
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