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Near East General Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:25 UTC+1 No.34250990 Report

Do you have any near east themes in your campaign/setting? How do you go about representing it? I know too little about the area to flesh out a campaign in the desert
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:27 UTC+1 No.34251022 Report

Thanks for the boner, OP.
Be right back.
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Cpt. Marvel 08/19/14(Tue)15:37 UTC+1 No.34251118 Report

>>34250990
Here's a tip, don't add general to the title unless you have had at least two or three threads dedicated to the subject. Also don't add general to the title unless you want a good portion of the members of this board to auto hide your shit.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:39 UTC+1 No.34251134 Report

>>34251022
Back i am.
Thanks for the new fetish, OP.
You have opened my eyes.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:48 UTC+1 No.34251236 Report

Yasmine a slut.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:48 UTC+1 No.34251250 Report

>>34250990
I've featured a few "not middle eastern" areas in my campaigns, but my players aren't really the "Arabian Nights" type.

So I generally run the "near east" as a mostly barren, sun-blasted wasteland, populated by seedy merchants, half buried cities and roving bands of religious zealots who preach peace through murder and subjugation.

My "not european" paladins have a blast.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:50 UTC+1 No.34251270 Report

>>34250990

>flesh out

I see what you did there.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:51 UTC+1 No.34251273 Report

>>34251250
Thats sounds like the campaign I'm running
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:53 UTC+1 No.34251300 Report

There are so many things from Otoyomegatari that I'd love to rip off for a game, but I don't really have a very solid overall idea for anything.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:59 UTC+1 No.34251359 Report

>>34250990
I'm still trying to figure out how any of that is supposed to stay on this woman where it is.

Why do artists do this.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:00 UTC+1 No.34251371 Report

>>34251359
>I'm still trying to figure out how any of that is supposed to stay on this woman where it is.

It's not supposed to stay on for long anon.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:09 UTC+1 No.34251480 Report

>>34251134
12 minutes bro?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:10 UTC+1 No.34251486 Report

>>34251371
Then why wear it in the first place.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:11 UTC+1 No.34251500 Report

>>34251300
>Otoyomegatari
My brother of nubian descent, that manga's great.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:12 UTC+1 No.34251513 Report

>>34251486
Eroticism, maybe?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:16 UTC+1 No.34251563 Report

>>34250990
I'm planning on running a drow sorceress bellydancer in DnD Encounters tomorrow. Pic related.

(If the GM vetoes it, I'll probably run a Human Folk Hero Warlock who's basically a JoJo's Bizarre Adventures main chararcter).
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:19 UTC+1 No.34251615 Report

Ran a one shot adventure at a certain kid's birthday (It's a job, okay? At least until I can get back my real one) taking place in a mythological version of Mesopotamia, inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Enuma Elish.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:23 UTC+1 No.34251659 Report

>>34251615
That sounds pretty charming, actually. Don't know why.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:24 UTC+1 No.34251662 Report

>>34251563
>playing a Drow in 5e
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:25 UTC+1 No.34251682 Report

>>34251563
What the hell is wrong with those legs?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:27 UTC+1 No.34251718 Report

Your party wakes up in a harem, all transformed into harem girls and dressed up only in slutty harem outfits. Turns out they were drugged in a tavern and shipped off by boat to totally-not-Arabia. During the voyage their bodies were altered into their new forms.

The campaign starts off with them locked in a harem with no gear, no spellcasting, no knowledge of the land and such.

Yes?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:29 UTC+1 No.34251740 Report

>>34251718
>Dare you enter my magical realm?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:30 UTC+1 No.34251760 Report

>>34251718
Why not just kidnap actual girls and sve yourself the cost of the transformation spells?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:31 UTC+1 No.34251768 Report

>>34251740
Narrow minded fool. He forgot to mention that one has been turned into a lamia, one into a harpy, one into a cowgirl and one into a salami sandwich.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:32 UTC+1 No.34251772 Report

>>34251682

>Expecting people who draw that kind of stuff to understand body proportions.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:32 UTC+1 No.34251783 Report

>>34251718
No
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:34 UTC+1 No.34251810 Report

>>34251760

Because magical realm, duh.

>>34251768

Sandwich girls are my fetish.

>>34251783

Yep.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:35 UTC+1 No.34251814 Report

>>34251760
>Why not just kidnap actual girls and sve yourself the cost of the transformation spells?

Because the BBEG not only loves harems girls, but the PC's aswell.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:36 UTC+1 No.34251847 Report

>>34251810
How do you call it when a cowgirl eats a salami sandwich?

Besides "sexy".
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:37 UTC+1 No.34251859 Report

>>34251486
I get a feeling that you're not much into foreplay...
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:38 UTC+1 No.34251863 Report

>>34251810
Nop
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:38 UTC+1 No.34251864 Report

>>34251814
He's just trying to get to know them better!
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:39 UTC+1 No.34251880 Report

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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:40 UTC+1 No.34251901 Report

>>34251814

He just wants them to be happy and forget their worries. Relax and enjoy a soft, pleasant environment where they're cared for and coddled.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:41 UTC+1 No.34251919 Report

>>34251760
Perhaps the master's kink is fucking people that used to be men, and the transformation and subsequent training is part of the point.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:42 UTC+1 No.34251935 Report

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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:43 UTC+1 No.34251940 Report

>>34251919

The whole harem scheme is probably his magical realm.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:43 UTC+1 No.34251942 Report

>>34251919
He's actually just lonely, and due to his crippling Mommy issues, he has a better time relating to women than men.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:44 UTC+1 No.34251958 Report

>>34251134
>attractive female with little to no clothes
>fetish
>fapping to genzoman
Jeez. How new can you be?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:44 UTC+1 No.34251968 Report

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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:44 UTC+1 No.34251974 Report

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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:45 UTC+1 No.34251984 Report

>>34251942

Ah, so it's actually a talent hunt. He wants to see which feminized adventurer will be best for becoming his new mommy.

Which means he'll turn himself into a fetus inside her
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:46 UTC+1 No.34251986 Report

>>34251563
But that's too thin to be a *belly* dancer. They're called that for a reason.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:47 UTC+1 No.34252007 Report

>>34251022
>>34251958
>>34251134

I assumed they meant that HANDSOME TIGER behind that disgusting cow udder'd horrr?

or maybe the penis shaped window in the background?seriously, wtf? "Welcome to the cock-windowed' harem, now you've come of age, welcome to the tiger's den"
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:48 UTC+1 No.34252026 Report

>>34251984
Truely horrifying!
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:49 UTC+1 No.34252045 Report

>>34251810

Then the party collectively kills the master and transforms back since the effects of the spell wear off.

Fuck your magical realm.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:50 UTC+1 No.34252056 Report

>>34251984

if it's not a cat-boy dancer it's a shit anyway.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:50 UTC+1 No.34252058 Report

>>34252007
>penis shaped window in the background?seriously, wtf?
Eh. Pic related

>>34251986
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQEZsBMADts
Check your chubby fetish.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:51 UTC+1 No.34252074 Report

Elephant Cavaliers?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:52 UTC+1 No.34252090 Report

>>34252056

Why would the BBEG want to become a shota catboy dancer, anon? That makes no sense.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:54 UTC+1 No.34252116 Report

>>34252090
>Why would the BBEG want to become a shota catboy dancer
For the same reasons as anybody else.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:54 UTC+1 No.34252121 Report

>>34252058
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQEZsBMADts
What a mediocre belly dancer. Looks like she bought her bedlah at a cut-rate costume shop, too.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:55 UTC+1 No.34252134 Report

>>34252058

Those are just arches though - in op's pick the windows frame only curves at the glans before tapering into a shaft, rendering the entire shape unable to bear much of any load.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:55 UTC+1 No.34252136 Report

>>34252116
so no reason.

this is absolutely absurd.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:55 UTC+1 No.34252137 Report

>>34251768
How bad is it if I genuinely want to read a story like this, complete with the sandwich and the other characters looking for a way to bring the character back to non-sandwhictood.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:56 UTC+1 No.34252149 Report

>>34252137

What if they get hungry? WHAT IF THEY GET HUNGRY?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:57 UTC+1 No.34252157 Report

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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:57 UTC+1 No.34252159 Report

>>34252149
"Well... he was just a fighter. We COULD do without the fighter..."
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:58 UTC+1 No.34252177 Report

>>34252149
Then Escaped Monstergirl Harem Quest turns into Escaped Monstergirl Vore Harem Quest.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:58 UTC+1 No.34252179 Report

>>34252137

What, a BBEG who kidnaps people to turn into monster harem girls? Why would he do that?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:00 UTC+1 No.34252221 Report

>>34252179
And why not?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:00 UTC+1 No.34252223 Report

>>34252177

Better than the impregnation thing
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:01 UTC+1 No.34252236 Report

>>34252179

But if you put a salami sandwhich girl into a harem it would become a haram harem!
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:02 UTC+1 No.34252256 Report

>>34251986

They are called belly dancers because they shake their bellies, not because they are landwhales.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:02 UTC+1 No.34252260 Report

>>34252236
Salami can also be made out of beef making it all the hotter when the cowgirl eats it
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:05 UTC+1 No.34252304 Report

>>34252236

If a devoutly religious and monogamously married caliph fucked a non-believer salami sandwich-girl in his wife's harem would that make it an act of infidel-ity?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:08 UTC+1 No.34252337 Report

I didn't even know sandwich girls were a thing.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:09 UTC+1 No.34252356 Report

I have no idea where this thread is going, but I guess I'm in for the long haul on finding out.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:59 UTC+1 No.34253015 Report

>>34252137
I'd personally replace the sandwich with a goat/sheepgirl to fit my fetishes (I'm not going to lie to myself here, this is the premise for an ERPG and nothing to do about it) but that's about.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:03 UTC+1 No.34253061 Report

>>34250990
Op, read Habibi. Pic related. An amazing graphic novel, far more interesting and subtle than any Japanese manga.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:09 UTC+1 No.34253145 Report

>>34250990
Yes I run a campaign set in Not-Nasserite Egypt where the new king hopes to unite all the different emirs under his control using the guise of *Pan Arab unity.

He promotes a type of distribution of money and wealth based partially of the palace economies and partially off Ba'athism.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:17 UTC+1 No.34253233 Report

>>34251718
>not asking your party to all roll courtesans and dancing girls at the start
>not running a harem intrigue campaign
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:21 UTC+1 No.34253298 Report

>>34252177
Why isn't that a thing right now?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:21 UTC+1 No.34253307 Report

>>34253061
+1
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:40 UTC+1 No.34253550 Report

>>34253061
>Habibi
sell it to me.
tell me why it is good.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:42 UTC+1 No.34253570 Report

>>34253298
Because fetish quest are shit
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BType 08/19/14(Tue)18:42 UTC+1 No.34253579 Report

Had a Pathfinder character who was like a cross between the Prince of Persia and Antonio Banderas character from 13th Warrior one time.
Was a pretty fun campaign that one.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:43 UTC+1 No.34253595 Report

>>34253550
Tell me your address and I'll come over and explain it to you.

>People far more literate, erudite and cultured than you have called it a masterpiece.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:45 UTC+1 No.34253617 Report

>>34253595
>People far more literate, erudite and cultured than you have called it a masterpiece.
I doubt it.
I'm Stephen Dawkins.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:48 UTC+1 No.34253669 Report

>>34253617
>Stephen Dawkins
Is that some kind of horrific amalgam of Steven Hawking and Richard Dawkins created in a lab experiment by some cackling mad scientist as part of a convoluted plan to prove the nonexistence of God so his government would be more willing to fund his project to turn himself into God?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)18:50 UTC+1 No.34253699 Report

>>34253669
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)19:31 UTC+1 No.34254328 Report

>>34251682
I kinda wanna tip her, like a cow.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)19:39 UTC+1 No.34254459 Report

>>34253727
Gore is not allowed outside of /b/ friend
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)19:55 UTC+1 No.34254663 Report

>>34251250
>>34251273
Crusaders unite and take back the holy lands from the insidious musli---err, NotMohamedans!
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)19:55 UTC+1 No.34254664 Report

>>34252056

Why not a foxboy dancer?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)20:50 UTC+1 No.34255442 Report

>>34254664
Objectively better than half fae catboys.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)20:51 UTC+1 No.34255458 Report

>>34250990
Funny you bring this up, I'm making a campaign right now on this.
I have some advice for you,
>The desert is harsh, unforgiving. Part of the challenge is surviving the harsh sun and sandstorms and the arid freezing nights.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)20:52 UTC+1 No.34255477 Report

>>34253595
You're not helping your case.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:00 UTC+1 No.34255613 Report

>>34253595

why don't you just tell us why you liked it

preferably without constant comparisons to things you don't like
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:02 UTC+1 No.34255652 Report

>>34253061
Nah, it's got nothing on Dragonball.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:11 UTC+1 No.34255859 Report

>>34251300
>>34251500
YES
I pity the artist's wrists tho...
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:38 UTC+1 No.34256356 Report

>>34254663
The BBEG is a blood thirsty Djinn, slowly poisoning the mind of M'Hamrad; one of the most powerful and influencial warlords, who believes the Djinn to be a God.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:42 UTC+1 No.34256430 Report

>>34251300
>>34255859

Amir confirmed for Best Literal Waifu

Though the Tsundere and Twins are really close behind
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:44 UTC+1 No.34256458 Report

>>34251250
>>34254663
>>34256356
Interesting, i'm running a campaign about a peaceful and scientifically advanced land that offers religious freedom to all it's inhabitants being invaded by armies of dirty, shit farming barbarians from the far west who are here to respond to completely imagined slights, protect the rights of their fellow religious people who are in no way being oppressed, and generally rape and pillage the country side for a free ticket to heaven.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:49 UTC+1 No.34256528 Report

>>34251563

Her waist, at its narrowest point, is smaller than the width of her head. That's kind of disgusting.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:51 UTC+1 No.34256553 Report

>>34251662

What's wrong with Drow in 5e?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:51 UTC+1 No.34256569 Report

>>34256458
If I have to drag my barbarian ass all the way here, on my own dime, then exhaustively rape, pillage and plunder...It's hardly a "free" ticket is it?

Besides, evil Djinns and their blood-crazed minions distract from all the murder/rape I'm falling behind on.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:57 UTC+1 No.34256660 Report

>>34256458

I'm not sure if bait or not, but I personally would promote a more morally ambivalent political landscape - not for edginess, just for a sense of believability.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)21:59 UTC+1 No.34256694 Report

>>34256660
Yes because that's totally not what happened in reality. The crusades totally didn't rape the middle east into the shithole it is today. No Sir.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:00 UTC+1 No.34256721 Report

>>34256458
Honestly it's pretty true. Rome and the Roman Empire ruled much of the lands that became the great empires and kingdoms of the Middle East and became the great nations of the world, or else they had their pedigree drawn from ancient nations like Persia.

What are Europeans good for? Burning down Rome and raping the women, burning down the middle east and raping the women, and now the region which used to be the great superpower region of the world is a barren wasteland.

Why? Because you let a bunch of filthy Germanic barbarians breed with everyone and put them in charge.

Remove Kraut.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:01 UTC+1 No.34256731 Report

>>34251300
>>34255859
>>34256430
FELLOWS?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:01 UTC+1 No.34256740 Report

>>34256694
>The crusades totally didn't rape the middle east into the shithole it is today. No Sir.

Nope. You're thinking of Islam.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:02 UTC+1 No.34256766 Report

i had to try
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:03 UTC+1 No.34256767 Report

>>34251880
>that scandalous ankle
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:05 UTC+1 No.34256820 Report

>>34256721
Just look at history. Italy and Rome? Superpower until they conquered the Germanies and started letting the Germanic peoples breed with everyone. Persia? Great power until they started mixing with Europeans. China? World power until the britbongs came in and fucked everything up, and they only got their shit together once they kicked out the whiteys trying to fuck up everything.

If you have to ask why anything in the world is fucked up, the answer is Germanic and Celtic barbarians and nations descended from them.


>>34256740
The Middle East flourished and became the greatest power in the world for centuries until it was invaded by the European Nations during the Crusades. Then barbaric culture flourished, the barbarians stole their science and fucked everything over.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:06 UTC+1 No.34256859 Report

>>34250990

The near east isn't Arabia, that's the Middle-East. I mean, I know that the near east is kind of an obscure term (pretty sure it refers to Greece), but who the fuck doesn't know the Middle-East?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:07 UTC+1 No.34256862 Report

>>34256740
Islam was fucking up things, but the Crusades didn't help. At all. In fact, they made things worse.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:09 UTC+1 No.34256909 Report

>>34256859
Near East refers to places like Syria, Anatolia, etc. Middle East and Near East are almost interchangeable.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:11 UTC+1 No.34256960 Report

>>34256553
Horrible penalties in daylight. Yes the drow are core now, but having disadvantage on attack rolls and perception checks in daylight effectively cripples a character
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:12 UTC+1 No.34256965 Report

>>34251859
>>34251513
>>34251371
These are the obvious answers, she is on a bed, striking a pose, wearing sexy translucent flimsy clothes that will fall off on their own if she moves too much
obviously this is foreplay and she is getting ready to get fucked...

which raised the very serious question of WTF is that TIGER doing there?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:13 UTC+1 No.34256985 Report

>>34251615
Anon, don't betray the rule of hospitality! This THIS calls for a storytime!
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:13 UTC+1 No.34257001 Report

>>34256965
Encouragement.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:14 UTC+1 No.34257009 Report

>>34256766
good work
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:15 UTC+1 No.34257031 Report

>>34256820
The hell?

>Italy and Rome? Superpower until they conquered the Germanies

In what universe? Because I distinctly remember Arminius beating up the legions and the limes along the Rhine.

>Persia? Great power until they started mixing with Europeans

Huh? They were a great power until they starte to engage in a century-plus of wars with Byzantium and then got run over by Muslims.

>China? World power until the britbongs came in and fucked everything up

Oh, so it's the Englishman's fault, not the Mongols, or the J├╝rchen, or the closing-up of the Empire - no more trade and exploratory fleets like those of Zheng De's?

>The Middle East flourished and became the greatest power

No, it had already lost that status by the time the Almoravids and the Almohads screwed up the taifa kingdoms of Muslim Spain and the general anti-science, "back to the roots" campaign of the Middle Eastern rulers. Also, I seem to remember it was the Mongols who levelled Baghdad and not the whitey.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:15 UTC+1 No.34257038 Report

>>34250990
Fuck you OP, I didn't plan to fap tonight
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:16 UTC+1 No.34257049 Report

>>34256965
The tiger is also getting ready to be fucked.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:16 UTC+1 No.34257050 Report

>>34257031
It's a parody post. You realize that, right?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:18 UTC+1 No.34257071 Report

>>34256965
Bestiality
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:18 UTC+1 No.34257085 Report

>>34251974
>Ork-player-reading-his-new-codex.jpg
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:21 UTC+1 No.34257138 Report

>>34251300
>>34251500
>>34255859
>>34256430

You. You're all good people. Thanks to you I have discovered this wonderful manga. You have my eternal gratitude.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:21 UTC+1 No.34257151 Report

>>34257001
please provide more detailed explanation
no pictures though
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:23 UTC+1 No.34257172 Report

>>34251300
this looks indian not arab. the two look anothing alike
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:24 UTC+1 No.34257186 Report

>>34257151
You please the woman, the tiger doesn't kill you.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:24 UTC+1 No.34257195 Report

>>34257186
truth.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:25 UTC+1 No.34257221 Report

>>34257050
The internet has made me cynical. I tend to err on the side of "if not certain, treat as genuine twat."
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:25 UTC+1 No.34257224 Report

>>34257151
It's an homage to the classic 3 doors puzzle. Except the tiger and the beautiful woman were both behind this door.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:28 UTC+1 No.34257274 Report

>>34256694
That was the mongols or huns or whatever they were in that incarnation. I'm too feverish to get the facts straight.

No seriously, it was they who destroyed that sweet irrigation system. It was they who dumped the Baghdad Library into the river.

They fucked up everything.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:28 UTC+1 No.34257275 Report

>>34257172
>He thinks that looks indian
>Not 19th century mongols or even extremely inaccurate turks.

oh poor child
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:30 UTC+1 No.34257311 Report

>>34256960

Ah. That's retarded.

If I DM i'm ignoring that, or at least going to say 'Are you wearing a hood/fantasy sun glasses? Okay you're fine.'

They probably want to wear a hood or sun glasses anyway. Looks cool and offers a better disguise.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:32 UTC+1 No.34257333 Report

>>34257172
19th century India looked a lot different, with the British and all that.

As for Otoyomegatari, ripped directly from wikipedia,
>Set in Turkic Central Asia in a rural town near the Caspian Sea during the late 19th century
The author did pretty lavish research on the subject. It's one of her favorites.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:34 UTC+1 No.34257376 Report

>>34257186
that is such a boring answer, use your imagination
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:35 UTC+1 No.34257392 Report

>>34257376
You please the tiger, the woman doesn't eat you?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:36 UTC+1 No.34257412 Report

>>34257392
If the woman pleases the tiger you don't eat her.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:36 UTC+1 No.34257413 Report

>>34257376
You please the kill, the tiger doesn't woman you?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:38 UTC+1 No.34257436 Report

>>34257412
You please the tiger with the woman and the kill doesn't eat you.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:40 UTC+1 No.34257473 Report

>>34257376
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD ?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:40 UTC+1 No.34257485 Report

>>34257392
>>34257412
>>34257413
>>34257436
I am amazed at the lack of beastiality
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:42 UTC+1 No.34257514 Report

>>34257376
Both the Tiger and Woman are representations of your own psyche. Each representation must be overcome in order to move forward with self realization.
Only by conquering the fear of Woman, can you ever hope of pleasing the Tiger...Or something like that.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:44 UTC+1 No.34257534 Report

>>34257485
That was too obvious.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:47 UTC+1 No.34257578 Report

>>34257485
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:47 UTC+1 No.34257587 Report

>>34257514
the tiger and the woman represent your primal desires - hunger, pride, wrath, and lust. You must assert control over both before your higher mind can reach an enlightened state.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:47 UTC+1 No.34257591 Report

>>34256960

Then they need to cover up? I think it adds a layer of character to them.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:49 UTC+1 No.34257623 Report

>>34257587
The woman is actually an elaborate hookah. The tiger is real, however.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:50 UTC+1 No.34257634 Report

>>34256458
Maybe you can add that the peaceful and scientific land started the whole thing off by invading the lands of the dirty,shit farming barbarians and enslaving them. Or is that not politically correct enough for you? Faggot
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:52 UTC+1 No.34257663 Report

>>34257634
>enslaving

Buttmad spaniard detected

El Cid a shit
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:53 UTC+1 No.34257679 Report

>>34257663
Frenchfag here, you got rekt by Charles Martel
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:54 UTC+1 No.34257689 Report

>>34252121
Seen better than this at a yoga/pilates studio. Hell I've seem better than this at a Dagohir campout.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:55 UTC+1 No.34257701 Report

>>34256458
>Obvious projection of IRL
>I have no idea who it is supposed to be
I suspect some hardcore revisionism if I can't even tell who is who in this little scenario
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:56 UTC+1 No.34257716 Report

>>34257689
>That tongue
why is this so sexy?
also, sauce?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:56 UTC+1 No.34257724 Report

>>34250990

Because of The Phantom Pain, our gm based out Final Fantasy D20 setting on the Middle East.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:57 UTC+1 No.34257734 Report

>>34257724
the world in FF12 is pretty middle east, so thats not terribly far out
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)22:59 UTC+1 No.34257762 Report

>>34251563
Stop pushing this character into every thread. At least you dropped the magical realm stuf.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:00 UTC+1 No.34257782 Report

>>34251615
Did the same thing for while in high school actually. Its hard to explain
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:01 UTC+1 No.34257806 Report

>>34257689
That tongue is relevant to my interests.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:06 UTC+1 No.34257911 Report

>>34257716
According to Google:
Sei Yariman Gakuen Enkou Nikki
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:08 UTC+1 No.34257931 Report

>>34257806
>>34257716
http://g.e-hentai.org/g/576976/cb5d70212e/
I wish I knew
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:08 UTC+1 No.34257938 Report

>>34257716
That would be Sei Yariman Gakuen Enko Nikki.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:16 UTC+1 No.34258060 Report

>>34257938
>>34257931
>>34257911
Thread Derailed!
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:20 UTC+1 No.34258134 Report

>>34257734

Not to mention the technical demo for PS4 graphics was super Middle Eastern. Had guys with AK-47s bust a summoning ritual by a bunch of red mages in this canyon shantytown.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:22 UTC+1 No.34258163 Report

>>34252236
>See this picture
>Feel the need to shout "G-UNIT!"
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:22 UTC+1 No.34258183 Report

>>34258060
You say this like you don't expect it to happen every thread
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:33 UTC+1 No.34258398 Report

>>34257221
Really? The internet has made me cynical, but to the opposite effect.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:34 UTC+1 No.34258418 Report

>>34250990
Did you mean Middle East, OP? Or are you just being contrary?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:36 UTC+1 No.34258446 Report

>>34256458
Yeah, being the ERE is suffering.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:40 UTC+1 No.34258517 Report

>>34257050
We can't read your mind from our seats anon, if it was a parody post, he should say it so or make us understand it. Sarcasm and all that in a text based environament doesn't translate well, at least use an image.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:48 UTC+1 No.34258665 Report

>>34257931
>Group
goddammit
it looked so good at first glance
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:51 UTC+1 No.34258718 Report

>>34256694
No, the mideast weathered tbe Crusades just fine. Until the British and French started divvying up the Ottoman Empire after WW1 the Crusades were laughed off because the muslims won every crusade after the second.

Only the western control
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:53 UTC+1 No.34258772 Report

>>34258718
You're forgetting the mongols.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Baghdad_(1258)
Everyone seems to forget about how much they ruined things.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:54 UTC+1 No.34258788 Report

>>34252236
way to make you camel deaf asshole
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)23:58 UTC+1 No.34258838 Report

>>34258163
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:00 UTC+1 No.34258879 Report

Al-Qadim is a favorite setting of mine. I tend to stick to the general feel and specifics, but be flexible enough for player input.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:01 UTC+1 No.34258898 Report

>>34258788
I just imagine that the cannon fly's backwards, twisting the saddle, and knocking over the camel and cannoneer.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:07 UTC+1 No.34258992 Report

>>34258898
You are either underestimating the stability of that camel or overestimating the payload of that cannon.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:19 UTC+1 No.34259180 Report

>>34258992
Or possibly I'm thinking that the saddle is a little loose.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:28 UTC+1 No.34259325 Report

>>34258134
>>34258134
I wasn't sure who I was supposed to root for in that movie. Apparently devil summoners are the good guys and the police are evil?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:36 UTC+1 No.34259462 Report

>>34259180
You can deduce that from the image? Impressive.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:43 UTC+1 No.34259605 Report

>>34252236
that is going to be one pissed off camel
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:44 UTC+1 No.34259620 Report

>>34259325

You never know. I was really curious, especially with that huge futuristic city on the horion at the very end.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:45 UTC+1 No.34259639 Report

>>34250990
First of all, I get rid of players that are going "eastern" for the sake of fucking harem-babes or being harem-babes. That's not even how eastern harem should work!

Anyway, when my scenarios or whole settings go "eastern", I usually aim for Persia, Central Asia and Northern India than anything else. And I'm always diversive, inhabiting the world with as much different nations, groups, etnicities and vibes of "east" I care to remember. So whenever I see some mash-up of stereotypes, fetishes and completely different or outright alien cultures mashed together as "eastern", I have fits.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:46 UTC+1 No.34259659 Report

>>34254459
I missed it, what was so bad?

I know sexual gore is off, but what about fantasy gore, monsters and combat can be bloody.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:49 UTC+1 No.34259721 Report

>>34259659
just posting arabish stuff
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:51 UTC+1 No.34259763 Report

>>34259721
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:53 UTC+1 No.34259799 Report

>>34259763
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:54 UTC+1 No.34259818 Report

>>34259799
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:55 UTC+1 No.34259839 Report

>>34259818
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:57 UTC+1 No.34259855 Report

>>34259839
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)00:58 UTC+1 No.34259891 Report

>>34259855
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:00 UTC+1 No.34259911 Report

>>34259891
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:01 UTC+1 No.34259927 Report

>>34259911
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:03 UTC+1 No.34259959 Report

>>34259927
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:05 UTC+1 No.34260007 Report

>>34259959
a bit modernish, reminds me of the movie Wizards
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:07 UTC+1 No.34260044 Report

>>34260007
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:09 UTC+1 No.34260065 Report

>>34260044
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:09 UTC+1 No.34260067 Report

>>34260007
I really like this, it's like desert punks.

Gives me a Tallarn vibe
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:09 UTC+1 No.34260070 Report

>>34259462
Imagination good sir.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaSd2d5rwPE
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:10 UTC+1 No.34260089 Report

>>34259763
Genie is dead you monster...
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:11 UTC+1 No.34260103 Report

>>34260065
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:14 UTC+1 No.34260136 Report

>>34260103
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:14 UTC+1 No.34260138 Report

>>34260103
Dat Moustachioed Monster is 3 spoopy 5 me
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:17 UTC+1 No.34260197 Report

>>34260136
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:22 UTC+1 No.34260269 Report

>>34260197
suprised by the size of my harem collection, here are some of the safer ones
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:24 UTC+1 No.34260287 Report

>>34260269
when you cut out the nsfw ones, gets kinda small
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:25 UTC+1 No.34260296 Report

>>34260269
maybe link a dl of the nsfw ones if /tg/ lets you?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:26 UTC+1 No.34260314 Report

>>34260287
is this Conan or Gor?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:27 UTC+1 No.34260338 Report

>>34251300
That beautiful art style, and no real yuri to be had. It's a damn shame.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:28 UTC+1 No.34260350 Report

>>34250990
That, and Greco-Roman, are two themes I've avoided. I just don't see a place for them in my setting.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:28 UTC+1 No.34260358 Report

>>34260296
most are just anime or classical painting you can find anywhere
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:31 UTC+1 No.34260390 Report

>>34260358
Honey, I'm home!
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:32 UTC+1 No.34260411 Report

>>34260390
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:34 UTC+1 No.34260454 Report

>>34260411
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:34 UTC+1 No.34260455 Report

>>34256694
>>34256740
>>34256862
>>34257274

>Implying the Persians didn't do a good job of fucking it up before any of these guys
>Implying it wasn't always a shithole
>Implying that part of the planet doesn't just make everyone who lives there fucking crazy.

Go ahead, pick an era.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:34 UTC+1 No.34260457 Report

>>34260390
If I were that guy, I would only leave once the nagging started.

>pros vs cons of a harem.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:34 UTC+1 No.34260459 Report

I love arabian settings, especially fantasy arabian.

Deserts, genies, all of it.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:38 UTC+1 No.34260522 Report

>>34260455
Achaemenid Empire
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:39 UTC+1 No.34260546 Report

>>34259605
>Finally get to rest
>Dude who rides me is messing around with something on my back
>Oh, look over there, some dudes....
>Is something burning?
>MOOOOOWOOOOWOWOWOWOOOOOO
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:43 UTC+1 No.34260605 Report

>>34260455
To be honest, things weren't that bad till crusades. Of course they weren't good either, but combo of Seljuks, Crusades and then Mongol invasion fucked the region forever.

And if you really want to go back to the good stuff, things weren't that bad till Persia wasn't taken by islamic conquest and raped.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:43 UTC+1 No.34260614 Report

>>34260522
Are those the assholes who enslaved the whole sub-continent and then tried to fight the Greeks? There you go.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:48 UTC+1 No.34260700 Report

>>34260614
That's probably the most biased and inaccurate view of the Achaemenid Empire I have ever seen if we don't count 300. Hopefully you're joking.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:49 UTC+1 No.34260709 Report

>>34260605
Also Black Death, which influenced western societies differently than others.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:50 UTC+1 No.34260741 Report

>>34260614
They were a big influence on the Greeks and one of the great historical civilizations. They were basically Rome before Rome existed. There's always a great civilization in the Mediterranean area and they were the great civilization of their time.

And you know what it took to take them down? Alexander the fucking Great. Saying you lost in war to Alexander the Great is like saying you lost a boxing match to Mohammed Ali in his prime.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:56 UTC+1 No.34260843 Report

>>34260709
You mean "it happend to Europe and barely anywhere else, because till modern times Europeans were the biggest retards when it comes to quarantaine"?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:02 UTC+1 No.34260942 Report

>>34260843
I mean it happen everywhere but influence specific societies differently.
Western Europe was strongly hit, but it recovered for the better, while Middle East took it badly even on the long term.
I think the death toll is comparable in both region (relatively to their relative population), but I wouldn't bet on it.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:03 UTC+1 No.34260969 Report

>>34260843
It was pretty bad in Egypt
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:06 UTC+1 No.34261029 Report

>>34257938
Saint Yariman Gakuen Enkou Nikki
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:06 UTC+1 No.34261042 Report

>>34260338
But muh /ss/...
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:11 UTC+1 No.34261138 Report

>>34260390
In what story Asterix have a harem?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:16 UTC+1 No.34261239 Report

>>34260942
it's actually pointed to as one of the reasons the industrial revolution happened where it did

in India and China, if you wanted more textile weaving, you tossed a brick in the general direction of the poor part of town, grabbed the penniless guy you inevitably hit with it, put him in front of a loom, and said "this is your job now."

however, in Jolly Old "It's Not Proper Drinking Water If There Are No Corpses In It" England, total population courtesy of the Black Death approximately fifteen, this strategy was significantly less effective. and so people had to try to come up with ways to do a human being's worth of work without just getting another human being.

so yeah moral of today's story is the reason white people rule the world is that we could not into basic sanitation.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:17 UTC+1 No.34261244 Report

>>34259605
>not training your camels
>>34259639
>That's not even how eastern harem should work!
Get a load of this guy.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:18 UTC+1 No.34261263 Report

>>34260070
Normally I like imagination. But criticizing someone for an imagined fault is... well.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:21 UTC+1 No.34261323 Report

>>34261263
I'm confused. I didn't criticize anyone. I just think it would be funny if the saddle was loose and the cannon fell backwards.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:22 UTC+1 No.34261332 Report

>>34259763
>that Ariel
God damn it /tg/... I'll be in my bunk.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:23 UTC+1 No.34261353 Report

>>34260390
>swiggity swooty
Ahh, that was a fine thread...
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:23 UTC+1 No.34261354 Report

>>34261332
Doing what?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:25 UTC+1 No.34261397 Report

>>34261354
My gf in an Ariel costume, hopefully.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:26 UTC+1 No.34261417 Report

>>34261323
sadist but funny
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:28 UTC+1 No.34261437 Report

>>34261397
That make's sense. Good luck with that.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:28 UTC+1 No.34261442 Report

>>34261417
I am a master of the ancient German art of schadenfreude
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:32 UTC+1 No.34261481 Report

>>34261239
One problem... no, wait, two... no, wait, thousands of them! xD And I don't want this to sound like an attack, just a truly and genuine explaination

1) Black death is high medieval. By mere century in most areas, or at least those important later for industrialisation, the loss of population was recouped. Industrial revolution(s) didn't occured for next 3 centuries and nothing was really indicating it will ever

2) Discovery of Americas. People keep forgetting how important it was for various reasons
a) new, VAST lands to take with little effort aside getting there
b) absurd amound of new resources
c) destruction of old trade routes, passing through Middle East and ending in Italy
d) influx of silver from Peru
e) "round" and "bigger" world
And all of that hold by Europeans. Honestly, whoever would find and use Americas that way would gain absurd lead against other cultures and civilisations.

3) Complex socio-economic reasons ranging from lack of land, introduction of new crops (check point 2 - Americas) and so on

4) Certain trends in science, going directly from mentioned by you "no hands to do this work" issue.

But again, all of this pales in comparison with impact of Americas. Whoever would gain them, could profit on it. It just happens that the ugly stepbrother of Western Europe did that xP
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:33 UTC+1 No.34261497 Report

>>34251300
>>34256430

Well, despite the pretty Animoo, Otoyomegatari is set in Central Asia...

...which is an exceedingly violent place filled with Steppe Nomad warlords battling left and right, Steppe Empires rising and falling overnight, cattle rustling, and bride kidnapping.

Central Asia only calmed the fuck down in the 20th Century. Honestly can't reconcile that Manga to what I know of the place.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:34 UTC+1 No.34261507 Report

>>34261481
And don't forget about size. India is almost as big as whole Europe. Same goes for China. And lands considered as "middle" East.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:34 UTC+1 No.34261514 Report

>>34261442
I just can't help taking it to the logical and graphic conclusion, and it stops making me giggle. They both die with horrible mangling injuries.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:35 UTC+1 No.34261532 Report

>>34261437
We compromised. She'll wear the costume, but no in-depth roleplay. On the up side, we can both still surf the internet!
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:35 UTC+1 No.34261533 Report

>>34256721
>Romeboo
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:36 UTC+1 No.34261556 Report

>>34261514
If you cartoonify it up, it stays funny.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:37 UTC+1 No.34261558 Report

>>34250990
Is her vagina a vacuum?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:37 UTC+1 No.34261559 Report

>>34256458
That's a nice Baghdad you have there.

Too bad if something were to happen to it.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:39 UTC+1 No.34261585 Report

>>34256960
>my special snowflake shouldn't have any of its traditional weaknesses
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:41 UTC+1 No.34261616 Report

>>34261556
Sure. But I can't unsee.
>>34261558
Draft from the window is an option.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:41 UTC+1 No.34261617 Report

>>34261585
I think it's better to say "I wouldn't use a mermaid to play in a desert campaign".

Drow are a fine choice if you don't plan on being in the sun a lot and aren't going to be murdered for being drow.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:42 UTC+1 No.34261626 Report

>>34261138
When the Visigoths or some Germanic people like that passed by Rome.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:46 UTC+1 No.34261681 Report

>>34261138
It's Brennus, the Gaul who invaded Rome in the Early Republic

>plebs
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:46 UTC+1 No.34261692 Report

>>34261481
The Black Death was in the Middle Ages, yes, but it had a profound effect on society since there were fewer people around so people had more food, higher wages, and who knows what. They started building houses out of stone rather than wood. This effect would accumulate in higher and higher living standards, I think. It eventually leads to the Industrial Revolution.

>c) destruction of old trade routes, passing through Middle East and ending in Italy
Sorta already doing down, which is why they tried to sail around to China by sea.

>e) "round" and "bigger" world
The size and shape of the planet had been known since Ancient Greece.

Are you purposefully trying to rustle me?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:47 UTC+1 No.34261698 Report

>>34261497
Prior to mechanized warfare, "constant warfare" was actually pretty laid back. big, nasty violent battles might never be heard of even by people 50 miles away. the lack of refridgeration and industrial food processing meant that you simply couldn't afford to have your men go off killing 24/7.

Also there's a pretty substantial battle with a lot of deaths. And it feels like the Russians are just using these warlords as a prelude to something worse
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:48 UTC+1 No.34261724 Report

>>34261558
What? Why would you ask that? I mean - yours isn't?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:50 UTC+1 No.34261752 Report

>>34261481
When the Europeans discovered America, they were already on the rise. Then they sky-rocketed.
That's part of why they were the one to discover America.
Basically, the post black death renewal of Europe get it from sort of backwater to sort of rising power, then America make them superpowers.

Of course, since where talking about why middle east get shit, we should also get back to the Mongol empire that not only kicked eastern asses but also created relatively safe roads to the east, removing the decisive muslin monopoly on European/Asian trade.
And was a important part of why the black death happened by the way. AND the tales of the far east wealth of that time was part the reason why some Europeans started to want to explore shits.

> Read pic related.
I should reread it too, I'm being too clumsy here.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:52 UTC+1 No.34261783 Report

>>34261692
I'm not the guy to whom you're responding, but I still find your argument dubious at best. If massive decrease in population is the reason Europe industrialized, wouldn't it make more sense to assign the cause to something closer in time to the Industrial Revolution? The 16th - 18th centuries were spent in almost constant and unbelievably bloody wars. The Thirty Years War, for instance, wiped out A THIRD of the population of Germany alone. And that's ONE of the numerous wars waged between the Protestant Reformation and the beginning of Industrialization. So - first, why do you assign the cause of industrialization to the Black Death, and not, say, the Wars of Religion? Second, if massive demographic drops = industrialization, why didn't France and Germany, places that were hit harder by the Plague AND by the Wars of Religion, industrialize earlier than Britain? This is all on top of the fact that the European population INCREASED dramatically between the Black Death and the 18th century. Face it - the Black Death = Industrial Revolution argument makes less than no sense.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:55 UTC+1 No.34261842 Report

>>34261698
Except Steppe Nomad warfare involved plenty of raids into civilians. Yurts got overran all the time if tribes were weak enough.

Not to mention steppe nomads campaigned close with their yurts for fear of said yurts getting overrun if the army is away.

Chinese use that knowledge to great effect when campaigning in the Steppes. During the Han, T'ang, Ming, and Qing dynasties they often skipped the battle to go directly against the families to force the nomads into surrendering.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:55 UTC+1 No.34261843 Report

>>34261692
> This effect would accumulate in higher and higher living standards, I think
Have you ever lived in wooden building? And then the stone one? The stone one, with contemporary heating (read - none) is a guaranteed way to get tuberculosis. Or common cold, but it was as lethal back then xD

>Sorta already doing down, which is why they tried to sail around to China by sea.
No no. The "find our own road to China" was an effect of obscenely high tarrifs and other paymetnts that each third party on the way from China to Europe took. The mentioned destruction was the effect of finding that way and thus making the land route via whole Asia pointless and needlessly costly. Plus single ship can take about 30 times more cargo that a land caravan.

>The size and shape of the planet had been known since Ancient Greece.
The quotation mark was placed there for a reason. The world remained as it was, but more of it was explored and much more new trading oportunities emerged. Hence the quotation mark.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:57 UTC+1 No.34261862 Report

>>34261783
No no don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the Black Death is the direct cause of the Industrial revolution, but it's more of a snowball effect I'm trying to get at here. Pre Black Death the wages were low, there wasn't enough food to go around and things, as far as I know but I might be wrong, were kind of stagnating. The fact that a third of the European population kind of remedied that and set history on a specific course that ended up with the Industrial Revolution. It was, of course, aided by all the developments that happened up until then as well.

I should've probably worded myself more clearly, I think.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:58 UTC+1 No.34261895 Report

>>34261862
Again, all my posts (those we are both quoting back and forth) were pointing out to this subject - Black Death was one of mirriad of reasons.

Because there never is a single, well-defined reasons for wast and prolonged societal changes
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:59 UTC+1 No.34261909 Report

>>34261752
>Of course, since where talking about why middle east get shit, we should also get back to the Mongol empire that not only kicked eastern asses but also created relatively safe roads to the east, removing the decisive muslin monopoly on European/Asian trade.

Uh yeah...that came back once Mongol was removed.

Stronger than ever even, as the Islamic World became dominated by just 3 powers as opposed to the shitloads of Caliphates/Kingdoms/Emirates/whatnot.

The Discovery of the Americas and the subsequent route to Asia really broke Middle Eastern trade. Not Genghiz and his short lived Empire and led to the rise of Europe. Before that they were just a bunch of Kingdoms that finally centralized after centuries of Feudalism.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)02:59 UTC+1 No.34261912 Report

>>34256965
The tiger's there to guard her chasteness, duh. Rich protective fathers can be like that.

In reality the tiger's totally tame, but she likes to spread a rumor through her handmaids that it can see into a man's soul and judge his character, and it will slay the impure of heart.

Then she tempts her suitors and sees how close she can get them to jumping her bones before the fear of being eaten alive by a soul-piercing motherfucking tiger conquers their desire to do the 'ol in-out.

As of yet the young lady's father has had no reason to worry about his daughter's virtue, though this hobby of hers bodes poorly for the eventual arranged marriage.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:04 UTC+1 No.34261970 Report

>>34261912
>how close she can get them to jumping her bones before the fear of being eaten alive by a soul-piercing motherfucking tiger conquers their desire to do the 'ol in-out.
>not how long the fear of being eaten alive staves off their feral and expertly-kindled lust
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:05 UTC+1 No.34261984 Report

>>34261970
The way she sees it, the eventual suitor who thinks that way is worth the tumble and the inevitable livid scolding her father will give her over selling her virtue to some random likely male.

I mean yes, of course, they can blame the horseback riding, but still.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:07 UTC+1 No.34262008 Report

>>34261912
>their desire to do the 'ol in-out.
Alex, pls. Nobody talks like that anymore. These days we just say "fuck".
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:07 UTC+1 No.34262016 Report

>>34261843
>That emoticon
Pls, you're just rustling my ass.

But the common cold isn't lethal now, and nor was it then. And why would they hot have heating in their house? It's not like people enjoy walking around cold in their coldass dank house. As for the Silk Road, China sure loved closing their borders and being isolationist too. But yes, they had every incentive to go by boat. I suppose, as well, the trading opportunities were a thing.

>>34261895
It was one of a lot of reasons, but it can easily be considered the triggerpoint of it if you're willing to look at it that way. But I just strongly feel it should not be ignored as an important reason. Either way it's bedtime for me, good night lads.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:08 UTC+1 No.34262028 Report

>>34261909
Yes, but Europeans tasted that sweet relatively cheap trade roads, and they never forget that.
Also, it hasn't been that short, since it continued even after the Mongol empire divided into 4.
The Islamic monopoly was broken during that time, and even after it became dominant again it wasn't as monopolistic (the word is probably incorrect, but eh).
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:09 UTC+1 No.34262042 Report

>>34261984
Ah, so we're thinking the same thing, then.

There are plenty of ways to repair a ruined virginity, and plenty of them would be well-known to women in-setting.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:09 UTC+1 No.34262048 Report

>>34262008
>my face when the colonials call the bed-by baggle-waggle 'fucking'
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:18 UTC+1 No.34262172 Report

>>34261497

Well if you actually read that, you'd know that all that is continuously going on in the background of the First Bride's story, so much so her old family raids the village of her new family.

Otoyomegatari isn't only set in Central Asia, it began there, but following the story of the Englishman it's branched off into several bride's stories.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:23 UTC+1 No.34262257 Report

>>34262048
>my face when britbongs call wham bam thank you ma'am the 'bed-by baggle waggle'
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:26 UTC+1 No.34262308 Report

>>34262257
>Face when Western Europeans call "keep warm on cold Slavic night, maybe not freeze to death" "wham bam thank you ma'am"
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:33 UTC+1 No.34262405 Report

>>34250990
ran a long-ass game in central asia, around the time of the fall of the saffarids. 10/10 would run again.

players were mostly muslim warlords, but of various turkic tribes. game started out as survival, then became tribal politics with lots of war and banditry thrown in, then somehow became some braveheart-tier rebellion against ghurid and saffarid rule.

to be honest everyone in the group has a ridiculous knowledge of middle eastern history, so idk how good that would work with a randomly chosen group.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:35 UTC+1 No.34262428 Report

>>34255859
at least he doesn't have a retarded drawing form like my favorite artist, James Stokoe.

>pic related
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:38 UTC+1 No.34262469 Report

>>34262028
But it was. Europeans got even further bootybothered when greedy Italians further compounded the monopoly the Turks were already setting up.

Furthermore its not a monopoly, yeah, they're just overcharging damn everything.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:40 UTC+1 No.34262491 Report

>>34260390

>that spear
>the symbolism

Awww yeah
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:48 UTC+1 No.34262641 Report

>>34262491
>spear
>symbolism
>not the sword literally hanging between his legs
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:50 UTC+1 No.34262672 Report

>>34262641

But that sword is pointing down, thus not erect. The spear points mightily towards the womenfolk.

It means he has two dicks
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:51 UTC+1 No.34262687 Report

>>34250990
> everything from india to central asia to north africa now counts as 'near east'
this is triggering my autism
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:51 UTC+1 No.34262699 Report

>>34262469

>jewing Europe made it into a superpower

Shouldn't have been dicks to the northerners. Didn't work for the Confederates, didn't work for the Italians, didn't work for the Vietnamese. It's just a bad idea.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)03:55 UTC+1 No.34262741 Report

>>34262672
>not swinging your heavy dick between your legs until the moment of unleashing
For real?
>The spear points mightily towards the womenfolk.
No it doesn't.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)04:02 UTC+1 No.34262839 Report

>>34253061
>it has also been criticized for its treatment of sexuality, and its depiction of Arabs and Arab culture
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)04:08 UTC+1 No.34262922 Report

>>34253061
>>34253595
>needing to disparage an entire category of work as well as a thread full of people in order to express that Habibi is good
You really disappoint me, /tg/. Habibi didn't need you to sully it with your shit.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)05:54 UTC+1 No.34265136 Report

>>34261842

Are you up-to-date with Otoyomegatari. It's not really focused on warfare but raids and steppe politics are heavily implied and in some of the late numbers we get some kick-ass battle scenes with quite a body count
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)06:56 UTC+1 No.34266455 Report

>>34257172
Do you even Mongol Empire, my Turk?

(I mean that's like saying Italian looks Polish)
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)07:21 UTC+1 No.34266964 Report

>>34258772
Well according to this video, he's(she?) pretty much right
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zudTQelzI&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9&index=15
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)07:24 UTC+1 No.34267017 Report

>>34265136
It's been a while but I remember shit went down with Amir's family and now it changed to some woman in a palace whose lonely. Can someone fill in this rest, I made it sound terrible.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)09:08 UTC+1 No.34268984 Report

>>34258718
>No, the mideast weathered tbe Crusades just fine.

By the end of the Crusades the states of Northern Syria, Palestine, and Egypt were all dominated by a military regime that destroyed centuries old urbanized culture.

They won the war, but they didn't tell you what they lost.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)09:12 UTC+1 No.34269046 Report

>>34260044
>Abdur Snoop Ibn Dogg al Rastafariyya
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)09:18 UTC+1 No.34269137 Report

>>34262028
>>34261752
>muslin monopoly

That was never the issue. The Mongols didn't eliminate any sort of monopoly, they just happened to show up in the Black Sea at the same time as the Italians who found someone who didn't know a thing about Mediterranean trade, allowing them to score some ridiculous trade concessions.

After becoming the undisputed kings of Mediterranean shipping they managed to continue scoring concessions from both the Ottomans and the Mamluks. Eventually Venice had a near monopoly on all spice trading from Ottoman ports.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)09:27 UTC+1 No.34269250 Report

>>34257634
>Maybe you can add that the peaceful and scientific land started the whole thing off by invading the lands of the dirty,shit farming barbarians and enslaving them.

That's like saying the Lombards invaded Italy because the Romans invaded Britain.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)09:49 UTC+1 No.34269531 Report

>>34256766
N-now make her slightly more chubby...
'>_>
<_<"
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)09:56 UTC+1 No.34269631 Report

>>34261138
Asterix and the Satisfied Bitches.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)10:07 UTC+1 No.34269789 Report

>>34269531
Skinny dark or chubby white?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)10:09 UTC+1 No.34269812 Report

>>34269789
I like her.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)10:14 UTC+1 No.34269882 Report

>>34250990
Arabian kasatha and muslim gnolls.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)11:17 UTC+1 No.34270534 Report

>>34250990
Al-Qadium
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)12:42 UTC+1 No.34271243 Report

>>34250990
I got something related to this, at least sort of. One of the independent miniatures sculptors I follow has a new release set of Arabian dancer girls for sale now and I reckon they're pretty spiffy. I'll be ordering some for one of my mordheim warbands maybe next payday or sooner. Hopefully they pique someone else's interest for their games or armies.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)12:42 UTC+1 No.34271245 Report

>>34261912
pls anon.
if you get too rough, the tiger rapes you
f you don't bring her to orgasm, the tiger eats you and then fucks her
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)12:58 UTC+1 No.34271371 Report

>>34269812
Nesrin, by Dwenda.

You're welcome.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)13:07 UTC+1 No.34271436 Report

>>34260314
Neither, it's for a book set in the Roman era.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)13:08 UTC+1 No.34271437 Report

>>34251984
This is becoming sadder and more terrifying by the minute!
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)14:41 UTC+1 No.34272369 Report

>>34251300
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)14:57 UTC+1 No.34272575 Report

>>34272369
>Cheek structure wrong
>Nose wrong
>Eyes wrong
>Eyebrows wrong
>Chin wrong
>Your picture
no, it is a completely different woman who looks nothing like you, who is wearing similar clothes
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)15:09 UTC+1 No.34272705 Report

>>34272575
>Why does a cartoon look like the real thing perfectly?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)15:15 UTC+1 No.34272786 Report

>>34272705
it doesn't look even remotely like the real thing.
the shapes of everything is wrong. even stylized as a cartoon, its way off
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)15:37 UTC+1 No.34273149 Report

>>34262672
That means he's a bisexual viking.

one dick is gay, the other straightthat's how bisexuals work right?
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