players by the numbers

80, 20, 5

I’ve often mentioned the general breakdown of games player bases as 80%, 20%, and 5%. 80% of players will never engage with anything beyond the game itself. 20% will actually bother to go online and read something about the game, and a mere 5% will be engaged so much as to actually bother to post and communicate with other players. A lot of the really invested players won’t accept this, and with good reason. Just look at all the posts on the forums (or subreddit or whatever). There’s thousands of them! On a busy patch day, the front page will be slammed with posts. There’s no way this is only 5% (or less) of the game’s population, right? Surely there’s more than that!

Or is there? 

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Lots of Charisma also means I'm attractive right?

This happened while we were creating semi-random characters for Stars without number.

DM: You like playing technicians right? How about choosing the expert?

Player: No, I kinda want to play a hot soldier. Someone with big guns and a big gun.

He ended up making a Soldier who recently worked as a DJ and had 14 Charisma.


Gay male characters can’t earn the “Matchmaker” achievement in ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’

  • The most beloved part of most BioWare games is the ability to build romantic relationships with the characters you meet along the way, and Mass Effect: Andromeda is no exception.
  • Thankfully, BioWare is smart enough to provide a number of romance options for just about any type of character you want to play — straight, bisexual, aliens only, whatever.
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda has a number of achievements players can earn through completing certain tasks — but there’s one that someone playing a gay male character can’t earn, simply because there aren’t enough potential partners to fulfill its criteria.
  • Specifically, the “matchmaker” achievement requires you to romance three separate characters, but if you’re playing a gay male character, you only have two romance options: Gil or Reyes. Read more (3/22/17)

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Happy Birthday Manuel Neuer!

↝ March 27, 1986

Happy birthday to Manuel Peter Neuer, also known as the best goalkeeper in the world, the giant German dork that can’t help being adorable, Germany’s 11th field player, their number 1, their captain. He never fails to impress the spectators and his team mates, even though he can basically be considered a grandpa now. Here’s to another year filled of him saving our asses, funny interview moments and dorky smiles.

Thank you for doing what you do and being the greatest at it. We love you and hope you have the bet day ever!

Facing a basilisk as a musical number

As the players struggled to fight a basilisk that they were scared to look at the gnome cleric runs into the room holding up a small mirror. 

Gnome: I want it to look into the mirror while blindly running forward into the room.

DM: Okay, you probably have to get it’s attention somehow. 

Gnome: *starts to sing softly* Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.

DM: *fails a save* The basilisk turns it’s head towards you and seeing the mirror and it’s own reflection begins turning to stone. 

Gnome: *singing* Everything is awesome-

Everyone in the party: When you’re living out a dream.   


A number of Penguins players will use Pride Tape on their sticks in the pre-game warmup. The sticks will be autographed and auctioned through NHL Auctions, with proceeds benefitting “You Can Play.”

Group tickets also were made available to the LBGTQ community, and tickets from Penguins players and corporate partners were donated to bring LGBTQ youth to the game. A student from CAPA High School will sing the national anthem.


great romances of the 21st century | (m)

pairing: kim seokjin x reader, highschool! Jin 
genre/warnings: drama, fluff, smut, comedy 
words: 12,799
summary: in which you must tutor the most arrogant and pretentious jerk that ever existed, who can’t seem to concentrate on anything other than football, working out and girls… but then something changes and you find yourself thinking – maybe Kim Seokjin isn’t so bad after all?

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Ken-chan and Hiroki

Ino Hiroki
who plays Sugawara Koushi
Karasuno High School vice captain
Player Number 2

Whether it’s on stage
Or at rehearsals or in the dressing rooms

He’s my precious tsukkomi.
He scolds me and definitely keeps me in check.  
He’s a pro.  

Good night
See you tomorrow

Translation by @nimbus-cloud

*Tsukkomi is always hard to translate directly.  But in a comedy duo, there’s usually an idiot character and the reasonable one who keeps him in line.  Ken-chan is referring to himself as the idiot and Hiroki as the ‘straight man.’ 

No number is impossible

A 5e party consisting of a wood elf monk, a gnome wizard, a half elf bard, and a halfling barbarian (me)
For background info: we need to get am item from a giant chief, so while our wizard tries to cast Geass to convince her, a pair of hobgoblins detect him and try to stop him with a spell of their own

Me: I shout out to the chief calling the hobgoblins traitors who are attempting to hurt her with magic. *rolls 2 persuasion - 1 charisma"
DM : Do you even speak giant?
Me: Oh they don’t speak common?
DM: “Ok well you shout your message out in common to the Giants” *rolls wisdom for Giants to see if they believe me and rolls a 2 with a negative 1 wisdom mod* “they don’t think you’re a liar, but they also don’t believe you”
Monk: I back the barbarian up in his claims since I actually speak giant *rolls a 3*
DM: *Rolls nat 1 wisdom* “Ok now they start to question the hobgoblins, I can’t believe this is working right now”
Bard:“ I cast shatter on the hobgoblins and claim that they cast it and are trying to hurt the chief” *rolls above 20 persuasion*
DM: “Hahaha ok ok, so the giant chief covers her ears and orders for her minions to stop the magic casting hobgoblins”

We then proceeded to kill both hobgoblins while the wizard stayed back channeling his spell, in the end we got the conch and were able to walk out of an infested giant community without fighting any actual Giants.

Listen… I love Bitty wearing Jack’s Falconers gear. Like him drowning in a Zimmerman jersey and nothing else? 10/10

BUT… let’s consider for a moment Jack in a SMH Bittle jersey

Jack wearing it to a Samwell game, getting chirped to hell by the guys, or when he’s watching a Samwell away game with Shitty and a few teammates

Jack wearing it to sleep or while skyping Bitty. Or slipping it on one lazy morning after he wakes up to the smell of Bitty making them breakfast

Bitty never getting over seeing his big pro-hockey player boyfriend sporting his name and number on his back

Novak withdraws from the Miami Open due to an elbow injury.

Novak on Facebook: “I have some very disappointing news to share with you regarding the Miami Open tournament. My doctor has strongly advised against play because my elbow injury, that I keep carrying on for months, got worse in the past week. I will do everything in my power to recover and do all the necessary therapy to be able to return on court as soon as possible. Sadly, I won’t be able to defend my title in Miami this week. Believe me, it is as shocking to me, as it is to you. I had incredible run in Miami, I won there my first Masters tournament and started my campaign towards the top of the world rankings. No wonder they say that in sport the biggest and most painful defeats come from injuries, and not from opponents. I am lucky that throughout my career I didn’t have many injuries, but I guess that all that I’ve been through physically in the past so many years did leave a mark on my body. I remain eternally grateful for all the love and support I receive from you. Thank you for believing in me #NoleFam”