Monday, September 17, 2018

Swimming in Armor Videos

Three videos of people attempting to swim in armor. Conclusion: It's hard. No one succeeds.



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  1. I think that it's worth pointing out that the guy in that first video is Louis Cachet, formerly known as Kristian "Varg" Vikernes. He served his time for murdering his bandmate, so that's not a big deal I guess, but he's also been convicted of "inciting racial hatred" against Jews and Muslims in France, where he currently lives. He argued in his defense that "original Europeans" should be the only people allowed to live in Europe, and that other people coming to Europe were the "real racists". So, does he drown? Because I'd watch that, but otherwise don't want anything to do with him.

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    1. Yeah, he's a shitty guy, but that doesn't mean his video can't be relevant to the topic at hand.

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    2. Either way, if he doesn't drown then I got everything I needed out of the second and third videos.

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    3. Eeeek. Thank you for info on that. Apologies if it was troubling for me to link that.

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    4. I just wanted to point out who you were giving clicks to. The same guy wrote a virulently racist RPG called "Myfarog". There's a discussion of some of the overtly racist elements here (though, unfortunately, the critic also has a bit of a thing against old school games in general, which is too bad, but it doesn't really get in the way of the pictures of the actual game text).

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  2. Rewatching the first video made think abou the Exhaustion rules that appears in 5e (and 3e?)...

    I have tried to think about some rulings on Exhaustion but can find a way to make it right.

    Anyway, I haven't heard of the Japanese swimming neither saw third video which is very insteresting. Thanks, Δ!

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  3. That second video made me think of the Battle of Dan-No-Ura. (No pun intended.Look it up! ;-))

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    1. Scary! I remember well Carl Sagan's relating that story in Cosmos. Thanks for the reminder!

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