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Old 08-10-2023, 12:15 AM   #691
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Just out of curiosity, what's with the emojis? I get the gear-earth being a representation of a steampunk setting, but what is wizard-male-duck supposed to represent with regard to Harry Potter?
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Old 08-10-2023, 04:10 AM   #692
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Just out of curiosity, what's with the emojis? I get the gear-earth being a representation of a steampunk setting, but what is wizard-male-duck supposed to represent with regard to Harry Potter?
It looks like your browser must interpret that emoji differently, for me it's a coiled-up, green snake. I suspect my browser also doesn't quite match the poster's however, as the middle emoji for the Halloween scenario looks to be a wheel of cheese, which I don't really associate with Halloween.
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Old 08-10-2023, 12:54 PM   #693
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It's a few decades into the Fourth Age of Middle Earth, and the PCs are orcs and/or men in Eastern Mordor trying to carve out a new life unshackled from Sauron's influence while not getting slaughtered by the armies of Gondor. (An assumption here is that orcs are, somehow, not irredeemably evil.)
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Old 08-10-2023, 01:08 PM   #694
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It looks like your browser must interpret that emoji differently, for me it's a coiled-up, green snake. I suspect my browser also doesn't quite match the poster's however, as the middle emoji for the Halloween scenario looks to be a wheel of cheese, which I don't really associate with Halloween.
No, just a small screen. Zooming in, I see it is a snake.

Still, the male symbol is confusing.

To me, the middle Halloween one is the moon.
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Old 08-10-2023, 02:31 PM   #695
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Still, the male symbol is confusing.
The emoji's made me suspicious, and a recent bit of thread-necromancy moreso - I believe the poster may be a more evolved species of spambot than we typically see.

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To me, the middle Halloween one is the moon.
I thought that, but for me the coloration of it is light orange with darker orange craters, which made me think of cheese. Of course, considering the moon is famously made of cheese, perhaps it's really the same difference.
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Old 08-10-2023, 03:41 PM   #696
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I thought that, but for me the coloration of it is light orange with darker orange craters, which made me think of cheese. Of course, considering the moon is famously made of cheese, perhaps it's really the same difference.
Depends on the device/browser. I see a clear moon on Android Firefox, cheese wheel on another.
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Old 08-10-2023, 09:00 PM   #697
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The emoji's made me suspicious, and a recent bit of thread-necromancy moreso - I believe the poster may be a more evolved species of spambot than we typically see.
I had the same thought, and was hoping for a reply to assuage my suspicions. I'll withhold judgement, but the behavior feels quite ChatGPT-esque.

I hope it's just a genuine poster with a slightly odd text style (come back, we won't bite), but it could be one of those "make a few innocuous posts to get through any probationary period then start spamming links until banned" sort of bots.
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Old 08-11-2023, 12:06 AM   #698
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The emoji's made me suspicious, and a recent bit of thread-necromancy moreso - I believe the poster may be a more evolved species of spambot than we typically see.
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Those are just the ideas I posted in the first post decorated with emojis.

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Old 08-11-2023, 07:33 PM   #699
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Those are just the ideas I posted in the first post decorated with emojis.
The text is modified slightly (mostly just slight rearrangement), but yeah. I think it's a bot trying to establish a presence before switching into a spam-bomb.
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It looks like your browser must interpret that emoji differently, for me it's a coiled-up, green snake.
Personally, I think it looks like the minimalist dragon from the old Atari 2600 game Adventure.
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