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Guns, Ignorance And Superstition In Africa... - The Firearm Blog

blow-out-stalkers:

Firearms Ignorance of the masses…

In Most of Africa, and in some other parts of the world, the superstition and mysticism perceived as behind the use and effect of firearms is more prevalent than common sense or science. Most people around here, even the educated ones still believe that firearms kill by some sort of white man’s black magic, some sort of advanced voodoo, or that guns somehow shoot poison to kill victims, or that it is the fire and heat that actually goes out to kill

Training, and lack of training…

What do you expect? Training is minimal: recruit the guy, teach him how to march, and then take him out to the range and allow him to fire thirty rounds with minimal instruction. On a thirty year-old AK 47. Almost no one is taught the mechanics of HOW bullets work.

Yes, there is some teaching, caring for firearms, basic disassembly and cleaning of the majority of firearms, but not much more than that. Most of what the typical Policeman learns, he learns on the job. Unfortunately, this translates into some scary behavior. Policemen [especially] flag themselves and others ALL the time, in some cases, fingers firmly on the trigger.

Some solutions…

Some policemen SWEAR that tying a red rag that had been at one time soaked in the blood of a sacrificed goat on the sight of one’s rifle will GUARANTEE that one’s enemy will be killed stone-dead, even with one shot. No matter the amount of jazz “cooking” that person had gone through, and even without aiming.

Gonna be honest, I pretty much though of the Adeptus Mechanicus and machine spirts when I read this article.

(via warhammercomplete)

thewenglishwarlock:

Very groovy game of Unhallowed Met again this week

anewbiegm in the driver seat this scenario.

We’re all showing our intense distrust of any employer in London.

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Considering the poopy connection destroyed the post I made, I’m just going to lazily reblog thewenglishwarlock's summary of the session.

I think it sums it up pretty well tbh.

On an additional note, I’ve roped it these unfortunate guys and gal to take part in some Only War fun that’s been rattling around my brainbox for a while now.

I’m interested to see how the idea is received, not so sure about the execution of it yet.

Once this Unhallowed Metropolis fun is finished we’ll see how that goes.

Unforgotten Realms

Started introducing usmelinuk to the fantastic series Unforgotten Realms, never have I seen one person shake their head in despair so many times.

I’m starting to worry the neighbours will call the police with things like;

"Why hasn’t he just killed him already", "I’d have killed that asshole by now", "OH. MY. GOD!".

I’ve not seen this for ages and if there are any repercussions for this, I totally blame thewenglishwarlock and Dark Heresy’s Cain for introducing me to it.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Man, this looks so cool.

When I’m thinking about slinking back to the Lord of the Rings Online, counting my cash and eyeing up The One Ring this is exactly what I want to see thrown into the mix.

Tonight’s Fun

Currently having some internet issues so that might cause a few problems with tonight’s Skype game of Unhallowed Metropolis.

Aside from that… the random story I’ve thrown together might be the bigger source of problems tonight.

This is either going to be a lot of fun or annoying beyond all belief… a fine line.

Here’s hoping.

Opening email for my Pathfinder: SG-1 Campaign

lawfulgoodness:

So I just sent out an email to the 7 players in my new Pathfinder campaign I mentioned previously.  Of those 7 players, 4 are girls and 3 are guys.  While most of the girls have played one-shot adventures here and there before, only my wife has been in a long-term game before.

I had to send them an email introducing them to roleplaying & Pathfinder, as well as to my campaign specifically.  Lots of folks were really interested in my campaign idea, so I thought I’d share the message I sent out to get the ball rolling…

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This actually sounds amazingly awesome. I’d totally play this game.

Or you know… rip it off… whichever.

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

(via elliotorsomething)

What is your experience on revolving DMs? Taking turns running a group for a short time and one of the players tagging in. A lot of my friends, myself included, enjoying playing over running a game. Want to propose something so more people can play.

Answer:

corruptionpoints:

I am 110% for this idea. I do it myself!

As I am a Forever GM (patent pending), I find myself behind the screen a lot of the time. That being said, I’m having more fun than I know how to deal with being a player in Edge of the Empire. 

Swapping seats lets more people play, and lets more players become GMs. I honestly believe both of these things to be great and important for any long-term group, in that players understanding the difficulties of being a GM is healthy, and GMs understanding the effects of limitations on players is healthy.

It also lets people try different systems and find their own “voice”, something which I will never stop preaching the benefits.

Do this thing! It is a good thing.

As the man says, it’s a great idea and takes a lot of the burden of the GM for weekly games.

Currently thewenglishwarlock and I are rotating GMing a series of adventures/investigations for Unhallowed Metropolis - I say it every time it gets brought up but it’s a game definitely worth checking out - I think it’s been going pretty damn well. It’s nice to get a break from GMing and sometimes even playing just to run something that’s been buzzing around in your head for a while.

Depending on how much of a bastard intrigue you and your co-GM(s) like, you could even co-ordinate certain events to happen.

This system is working so well that both Grendal - from the Dark Heresy group - and usmelinuk who both hate GMing have mentioned the possibility of having a go at it in the future.

I was terrified the first time I ever ran anything, I got a small group of masochists willing volunteers and had a crack at it, already having a group, some understanding of the system and the style of play that people enjoy would have made me so much less nervous: running a game in this manner could be a great way for someone to make the jump from player to GM.

squeakthewritepony:

*DIES* 
Oh my God, I found the full gallery of Marc Simonetti’s Discowrld covers. 
These are the ones for Hat Full of Sky, Mort, Soul Music, Hogfather, Nightwatch and Monstrous Regiment.
These are so pretty they make me want to cry. 
GO CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS MAN’S COVERS.
squeakthewritepony:

*DIES* 
Oh my God, I found the full gallery of Marc Simonetti’s Discowrld covers. 
These are the ones for Hat Full of Sky, Mort, Soul Music, Hogfather, Nightwatch and Monstrous Regiment.
These are so pretty they make me want to cry. 
GO CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS MAN’S COVERS.
squeakthewritepony:

*DIES* 
Oh my God, I found the full gallery of Marc Simonetti’s Discowrld covers. 
These are the ones for Hat Full of Sky, Mort, Soul Music, Hogfather, Nightwatch and Monstrous Regiment.
These are so pretty they make me want to cry. 
GO CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS MAN’S COVERS.
squeakthewritepony:

*DIES* 
Oh my God, I found the full gallery of Marc Simonetti’s Discowrld covers. 
These are the ones for Hat Full of Sky, Mort, Soul Music, Hogfather, Nightwatch and Monstrous Regiment.
These are so pretty they make me want to cry. 
GO CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS MAN’S COVERS.
squeakthewritepony:

*DIES* 
Oh my God, I found the full gallery of Marc Simonetti’s Discowrld covers. 
These are the ones for Hat Full of Sky, Mort, Soul Music, Hogfather, Nightwatch and Monstrous Regiment.
These are so pretty they make me want to cry. 
GO CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS MAN’S COVERS.
squeakthewritepony:

*DIES* 
Oh my God, I found the full gallery of Marc Simonetti’s Discowrld covers. 
These are the ones for Hat Full of Sky, Mort, Soul Music, Hogfather, Nightwatch and Monstrous Regiment.
These are so pretty they make me want to cry. 
GO CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS MAN’S COVERS.

squeakthewritepony:

*DIES* 

Oh my God, I found the full gallery of Marc Simonetti’s Discowrld covers. 

These are the ones for Hat Full of Sky, Mort, Soul Music, Hogfather, Nightwatch and Monstrous Regiment.

These are so pretty they make me want to cry. 

GO CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS MAN’S COVERS.

(via thewenglishwarlock)

machinegodonvacation:

…and with “Discovery, Settlement & Trade” They actually mean "Running around, harvesting souls from the living to offer them to the C´Tan"

machinegodonvacation:

…and with “Discovery, Settlement & Trade” They actually mean
"Running around, harvesting souls from the living to offer them to the C´Tan"

(via cosmiccortex)