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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #15 on: 2011-04-26, 16:47:15 »
Interesting idea, Sir Edward. In all of my RPG experience, you usually thin out the "minions" when confronting larger bosses, so that the remaining party members can focus on the big guy and take him down with extreme prejudice. You just have to be faster at eliminating the minions than the boss is at eliminating your team mates.


I think it depends on the situation, in a RPG anyways.  I'm playing Dragon Age: Origins and of late, I've been going for the Boss; splitting my team into two- the other two deal with the minions while I and another (usually a heavy melee character if the Boss is carrying a weapon) engage the Big guy.  It works...at least it has for me.  Especially when the Boss character can revive or replace the minions at will.  lol
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #16 on: 2011-06-22, 08:47:45 »
Porthos: "May one delicately ask the cause in which we are expected to die?"
Aramis: "When you go on a campaign, does the King give his reasons? He says Porthos fight, and you fight."
Porthos: "I do, I do."
Aramis: "Then let's go and be killed where we're told to. Is life worth so many questions?"

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"Even a small, inept street-fighter has a tremendous advantage over the average middle-class American, who hasn't had a fight since puberty. It is a simple matter of accumulated experience, of having been hit or stomped often enough to forget the ugly panic that nice people associate with a serious fight. A man who has had his nose smashed three times in brawls will risk it again with hardly a thought. No amount of instruction in any lethal art can teach this."-Dr H.S. Thompson
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #17 on: 2011-07-24, 05:22:32 »
"I am not a skilled martial artist. But I know a little, picked up in training with Murphy and some of the other SI cops over the years at Dough Joe’s Hurricane Gym. Real fighting is only slightly about form and technique. Mostly it’s about timing, and about being willing to hurt somebody. If you know more or less when to close to distance and throw the punch, you’re most of the way there. But having the right mind-set is even more important. All the technique in the world isn’t going to help you if you come to the fight without the will to wreak havoc on the other guy."

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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #18 on: 2012-04-03, 18:15:50 »
There is something to be learned from a rainstorm.
When meeting with a sudden shower,
you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road.
But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses,
you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning,
you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking.
This understanding extends to everything.

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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #19 on: 2012-04-03, 18:17:03 »
John Crichton: [on a suicide mission] How come I'm not afraid?
General Ka D'Argo: Fear accompanies the possibility of death. Calm shepherds its certainty.
John Crichton: I love hanging with you, man.
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #20 on: 2012-04-14, 21:52:09 »
Jason Tripitikas: [Crossing the desert to get to the mountains. Jason sits next to the Silent Monk] We're not going to make it are we? And even if we do we still have to face the Jade Army.
The Silent Monk: [No response]
Jason Tripitikas: What if I can't handle it? What if I freeze?
The Silent Monk: [Monk slowly turns and smiles] Don't forget to breathe.
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #21 on: 2012-05-04, 23:04:47 »
"We fight the good fight because we can.

Because the strong should defend and protect the weak.

Because those who know right from wrong should teach the ignorant.

Because no intelligent being should have his spirit shackled or his freedom stolen.

Because we cannot stand idle and watch the downtrodden suffer beneath the heal of monsters,  human and inhuman.

Because we cannot bear to be mute witnesses to the struggles, sorrows, and deaths of the savage barbarians and lost strangers (D-bees) who so desperately cling to life against all odds. To do otherwise would make us the very monsters we despise.

We will not stand by idle.

And though our efforts may be futile. And though we may suffer and perish, we will know that we did fight the good fight. That we tried to make a difference. That we stood against injustice and evil, not because we had to, but because we wanted to.

And perhaps, with a little luck, we can help the precious souls of humankind, and all good people, to ascend from the depths of despair to find their place in the sun. We can do no less than try. If only we could do more.

If nothing else, each battle lifts a man's spirit and delivers hope. It liberates the mind and ignites the imagination, offering proof that together, we can accomplish anything."

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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #22 on: 2012-06-05, 19:54:29 »
‎"Each man must at one time die. No one may escape dying that once, and it is my counsel that we not flee, but for our own part act the bravest."
—Volsung, Saga of the Volsungs
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #23 on: 2012-06-07, 21:13:06 »
 :)
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #24 on: 2012-06-08, 01:29:12 »
Greeks/romans had some of the most thought-provoking thinkers
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #25 on: 2012-06-11, 20:27:08 »
to quote the immortal Socrates... "I drank WHAT?"

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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #26 on: 2012-06-11, 23:18:12 »
One of my favorites:

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #27 on: 2012-06-14, 02:07:22 »
"A good piece of headwear on the tourney field keeps you from getting crowned." Lord Dane lol
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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #28 on: 2012-07-05, 07:02:09 »
John McClane: You know what you get for being a hero? Nothin'. You get shot at. You get a little pat on the back, blah, blah, blah, attaboy. You get divorced. Your wife can't remember your last name. Your kids don't want to talk to you. You get to eat a lot of meals by yourself. Trust me, kid, nobody wants to be that guy.
Matt Farrell: Then why you doing this?
John McClane: Because there's no body else to do it right now, that's why. Believe me, if there were somebody else to do it, I'd let them do it, but there's not. So we're doing it.
Matt Farrell: Ah. That's what makes you that guy.

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Re: Ancient Knightly Wisdom (True Quote, no matter the source)
« Reply #29 on: 2012-08-07, 21:10:00 »
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