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    382 KB Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:21 No.16633959  
    So, suppose someone in a game of D&D of any edition is playing a fighter of the Lawful Good alignment while adopting the paladin code from 3.5 paladins as follows, ignoring the "lose class abilities" bit.

    "Code of Conduct: A paladin must be of lawful good alignment and loses all class abilities if she ever willingly commits an evil act.

    "Additionally, a paladin’s code requires that she respect legitimate authority, act with honor (not lying, not cheating, not using poison, and so forth), help those in need (provided they do not use the help for evil or chaotic ends), and punish those who harm or threaten innocents.

    "Associates: While she may adventure with characters of any good or neutral alignment, a paladin will never knowingly associate with evil characters, nor will she continue an association with someone who consistently offends her moral code. A paladin may accept only henchmen, followers, or cohorts who are lawful good."

    So, if the fighter falls, said fighter does not lose any class abilities. It does not mechanically change. It only changes from a narrative point of view.

    With this in mind, would you attempt to make or tempt said fighter into falling anyway, despite the lack of mechanical consequences?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:23 No.16633977
    this is now a "how would *character* react if trapped in a box" thread.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:24 No.16633985
    How would Brenden Frasier react to being trapped under a cardboard box?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:24 No.16633988

    What I want to know is how "lizard" counts as a response to being in a box. Also, I'm pretty sure Schroedinger is behind this somehow.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:24 No.16633993
    >would you attempt to make or tempt said fighter into falling anyway, despite the lack of mechanical consequences?

    Wait, you actually go out of your way to make Paladins fall just because there are mechanical consequences? What kind of bullshit DM are you?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:25 No.16633996
    I think the way a character responds to temptation, or better yet, what sort of temptation makes them give in, would help to flesh out the character, so yes. Yes I would.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:25 No.16633999
    How would Solid Snake react to being in a box?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:26 No.16634001
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    How would Solid Snake react to being placed under a box?

    I guess he'd just scoot around a bit.
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    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:27 No.16634011
    So the box is a metaphor for a paladin's code?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:28 No.16634018
    Or perhaps the box is the loss of the paladin's code.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:29 No.16634024

    Only to the Lawful Stupid ones. They can't think out of the box.
    >> MR. RAGE !D9l9S8Lio6 10/15/11(Sat)15:29 No.16634025

    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:30 No.16634034
    Perhaps Solid Snake is a metaphor for the ephemerality of intransigence.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:31 No.16634041

    So if the Paladin's Code is put into a box, it remains the Paladin's Code?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:31 No.16634046
    How else does a lizard react to... anything?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:32 No.16634049
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    The box! The box!
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:33 No.16634053
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    I'm undecided as to whether I should be indifferent or ambilavent to this hypothesis.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:33 No.16634056
    No, it becomes a Paladin's Code².
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:33 No.16634061
    Maybe the thing inside the box is a metaphor for your shitty philosophy degree.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:34 No.16634071

    That degree got me a job at Pizza Hut.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:34 No.16634072
    How would Carl Sagan react to being inside a box?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:35 No.16634080
    Maybe your MOM is a metaphor for my shitty philosophy degree!
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:36 No.16634082

    Considering he's ALREADY inside a box, six feet under, and hasn't complained, I don't think he'd mind.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:37 No.16634085
    By crafting a universe that exists solely within said box.

    What happens when you place a universe in a box?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:37 No.16634086
    See e-mail field.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:38 No.16634089

    So is Schroedinger, though his pupils think he's simultaneously alive and dead, thus allowing them to use his bank account as a tax haven, which is simultaneously legal and illegal.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:38 No.16634095
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    A universe of boxes.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:39 No.16634110

    Are there any of a ferrous nature?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:40 No.16634113
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:40 No.16634115
    So the conclusion we can draw from this is...

    Markus Persson is possessed by Carl Sagan from beyond the box.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:40 No.16634117

    hey guys


    Okay guys


    What if


    What if

    What if we put a box inside a box.

    How would a box react to being inside a box?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:41 No.16634123

    So wait, if Carl Sagan is in the box, and Markus Persson is being possessed by Carl Sagan... Does that make Carl Sagan Markus Persson's penis?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:42 No.16634128
    ... Markus Persson's cock's in a box?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:42 No.16634137

    >How would a box react to being inside a box?

    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:44 No.16634152

    What if you place a box within a box, that is already within a box?

    How would the innermost box react?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:45 No.16634155
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    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:45 No.16634157
    Okay, too lolrandumb for me now.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:45 No.16634159
    Three boxs?

    No, that's not enough...

    >> Painful Elegy 10/15/11(Sat)15:45 No.16634161
    That chart is completely incorrect. A lizard does not react to being in a box by being lizard. A lizard put under a box turns into a ferocious fire breathing dragon, but does not leave the box because it knows that it would turn back into a regular lizard if it left the box.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:47 No.16634171
    What if we can observe said lizard in side of the box? Will the transformation still take place?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:50 No.16634194
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    I guess she would panic and construct scarabs uncontrollably.
    >> Painful Elegy 10/15/11(Sat)15:51 No.16634199

    Yes it will, but we will not be able to observe it because the box obfuscates the effects of being in the box.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:54 No.16634229
    rolled 27 = 27

    What if the box you are placing inside the box, already contained the box you were placing it inside?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:54 No.16634234
    If your fighter is voluntarily putting himself in the paladin code of conduct, what you should do as a good DM is have a paladin or cleric NPC tap him on the shoulder and say something like "Your valor and dedication to the tenants of good and justice would make you a fine paladin!" and then mention off-hand that you'd let him just trade in his fighter levels for paladin levels if he wanted, losing the fighter bonus feats of course. Another option is to have him multiclass two levels of paladin and then prestige into Grey Guard. You should be rewarding this type of behavior, not finding ways to fuck him over.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:55 No.16634242
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    This is getting silly.
    >> Schrödinger !!X/iiHDkMxCz 10/15/11(Sat)15:58 No.16634277
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    This thread makes me nervous.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)15:59 No.16634280
    Indeed there are. We should extract them.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:00 No.16634294
    rolled 21 = 21

    Hey guys, what if we placed the concept of progress in a box?n
    >> Assin Dok 10/15/11(Sat)16:02 No.16634309
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    It was silly about the time Sagan was getting mentioned as someones dick. Now, we're in pretty standard /tg/ realm of possibility.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:04 No.16634324
    Never start a goddamn thread with a wall of text and an interesting, but unrelated picture. Especially on /tg/. Do these people never learn. Do they live in a cardboard bo-

    You motherfucker.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:07 No.16634359
    The dick part made no sense.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:08 No.16634364
    That's just your Hitlerjugend-sense tingling, warning you about the imminent buttrape.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:08 No.16634367
    I think that's what he was getting at. It has reached the peak of silliness, and it's now calming somewhat.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:08 No.16634373
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    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:09 No.16634381
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    This thread is bananas.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:11 No.16634396
    What if the box was made of metal?
    >> TheRandomGuardsman 10/15/11(Sat)16:14 No.16634427
    Clearly then, we must take them away.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:15 No.16634435
    As long as it's not blocking access to Schrödinger's butt, it's fine.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:17 No.16634457
    With whatever is in the box as well?

    Or do we throw that out?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:18 No.16634468
    But, we're in a box too, as the universe is in the box. So wherever we put the box, it's still in a box.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:24 No.16634508
    this entire thread.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:31 No.16634571
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    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:34 No.16634597
    You're quite good at turning me on, smithers
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:41 No.16634663
    This post is inside of a box, isn't it? I wonder how it'll react to being inside of a box.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:42 No.16634673
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:49 No.16634744
    Box in a Box
    At a first glance, this strange object appears as a common, Diminutive wooden box. However, its incredibly complex hinges, lids and locks allow it to close in such a way as to be contained within itself. Physically impossible by the prime material’s natural laws, this effect allows the box to exist inside itself when closed, which makes it effectively nonexistent. Any objects carried inside the box become nonexistent as well, making the box in a box what may be the safest way to carry one’s valuables in all the known planes. A box in a box comes with a special key, which may be used to lock or unlock the box at any time.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:49 No.16634754
    By closing a box in a box, it is literally whisked out of existence, as it is actually contained within itself. All the contents of the box become nonexistent as well. A box in a box can hold items roughly equivalent to five pounds. For as long as the box remains closed, these items cannot be located, traced or retrieved short of a miracle, wish or the intervention of a godlike power.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:50 No.16634758
    Once it is closed, the only way to open a box in a box is the special key that came with it. Each box in a box has its own specific special key; should this key be lost, nothing short of a wish or miracle can summon the box back into existence. To summon a box in a box back into existence, it must be opened by turning the key. Most boxes in a box are designed to require three turns of the key before opening, though a customer might commission it to require more or less turns, as desired. The box in a box always appears at the exact location where the key is turned. If a box in a box’s key is located inside the box, both the box and the key disappear forever; any other objects contained in the box appear at the box’s last location. Opening or closing a box in a box is a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:51 No.16634767
    Living creatures cannot be carried inside a box in a box; as soon as a box in a box containing a living creature is closed, the creature reappears at the location where the box disappeared.
    Box in a Box: 5,000 gp; 1 lb.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:51 No.16634776
    I'll put the Box within a box within a box within a box. Have fun.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:53 No.16634795
    I have a very important question.

    Can the box be used to contain pudding?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:53 No.16634799
    Weighs a pound, so the question now becomes:
    Can I put a box in a box inside of a box in a box inside a box in a box. If I do this, does this count as 1 lb for the box in a box or 2 lbs for the box in a box?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)16:56 No.16634831
    How does milk become Mork?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:05 No.16634908
    an Ork drank it, ya git
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:05 No.16634914
    No, it's milk from... an... Ork...

    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:06 No.16634923
    moron, it's milk from ork titties
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:08 No.16634938

    What if I put a god in the box? Can the god wish the box back into existence, as they no longer exist?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:09 No.16634941
    Depends. Is he the God of boxes?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:15 No.16634994
    More importantly, what happens if you put something in the box only partially?

    For example, if you put Schrödinger in the box but leave his butt outside?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:19 No.16635017
    So... what does ork milk taste like?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:22 No.16635052
    Then he'd just be a full ass as opposed to... well, an ass.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:23 No.16635055
    Robin Williams in a blender.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)17:32 No.16635138
    But at what point do you "assault" his "positions" from the rear?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)18:03 No.16635451

    Does he still talk funny once he's blended though? And would drinking him cause you to gain his comedy powers?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)18:04 No.16635459

    I've never had the heart to ask him.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)20:30 No.16636588

    To be fair, after you've blended him, neither does he.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)20:30 No.16636595

    Once we can get Carl Sagan out of Markus Persson's crotch.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/11(Sat)20:47 No.16636759
    Why on Earth did I read this thread? Fuck you, guy who made Carl Sagan into Notch's cock.

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