kuhl

Rochester, MN, United States

Oct
10
comment Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes
@CesarM I agree with J.R., that's good to know. Also not how I read the FAQ, so some clarification may be helpful.
Sep
25
comment If I travelled back in time to invest in X company to make a fortune, roughly what is the probability that it would fail?
@Cadence The mad genius who is living paycheck to paycheck is a common trope. Doc Brown wasn't wealthy.
Sep
7
comment What is the "main" position of players that are on field at NFL kickoff?
FYI, the "wedge buster" would not apply in the NFL anymore. Wedges were restricted to 2 players in 2009 and were made completely illegal in 2018. sbnation.com/2018/5/22/17369774/… And though your source for that one was posted last year, the quotes are not recent. Heath Farwell, the "Vikings wedge buster" was cut by the team 8 years ago. And Tom Powers has been retired for a while and stopped contributing to the Pioneer Press back in 2017.
Aug
30
comment How to differentiate between two people with the same name in a story?
If you're looking for an example of someone using a "traditional name", the case of Giancarlo Stanton might be a good example. He's a professional baseball player, currently playing for the Yankees. When he joined the Miami Marlins, he went by his middle name Mike. Several years into his career, he decided to be known by his less "traditionally American" first name of Giancarlo instead.
Aug
18
awarded Citizen Patrol
Aug
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Aug
15
comment Why won't the Republicans use a superdelegate system like the DNC in their nomination process?
@T.E.D. This answer is a frame challenge. The OP seems to assume that the DNC Super Delegate system (which carries more clout) is the natural or preferable state as opposed to something that the DNC was forced into. I think this question does an excellent job of fighting that perception by explaining what forced the DNC into this system (and why the RNC wouldn't have followed suit).
Aug
7
comment What could prevent players from leaving an island?
I agree with your general points. TBH the fact that a valid answer to this question involves meta-gaming almost seems like an argument for this question to be off-topic here and on-topic on RPG SE. It's just kind of an awkward question that sort of fits on both SE's but isn't perfect for either.
Aug
7
comment What could prevent players from leaving an island?
While this answer offers the OP an alternate solution to their problem beyond Worldbuilding, I believe a question that accepted this answer would be off-topic for Worldbuilding SE. Since then we're really looking at D&D logistics and not Worldbuilding ideas.
Aug
6
awarded Constituent
Aug
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awarded Caucus
Jul
24
comment In NBA, why praising an opponent's player an offense?
I know this is an older answer, but some additional context relating to Magic Johnson may be useful. Beyond the Giannis tampering fine, Magic was accused of tampering with Ben Simmons, was warned (and the team was fined) for tampering with Paul George, and has been accused of tampering with Anthony Davis. So he's most likely not getting the benefit of the doubt that others may.
Jul
16
comment What are the arguments for California’s nonpartisan blanket (jungle) primaries?
So essentially, the Republicans don't get an elected official with an (R) next to their name, but they do get a more conservative candidate than they would have in a standard 2 party primary.
Jul
14
comment I won USD 50K! Now what should I do with it?
@arp judging by the rent payment, I'm assuming she's doing okay if working full time. The stated rent would cost about a 1/10th of that.
Jul
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awarded Supporter
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Jul
3
comment Is it bad to suddenly introduce another element to your fantasy world a good ways into the story?
@Randal'Thor I assume you have the Time Turners in mind? Because she has specifically admitted to that being a mistake. She didn't realize the ramifications of introducing a form of time travel into the story when she wrote it. By the way +1 for the Robert Jordan and Mistborn examples. All you have to do is mention that George RR Martin didn't introduce live dragons until the very end of A Game of Thrones to cover my three favorite fantasy authors with this post :)
Jul
3
comment Why would "dead languages" be the only languages that spells could be written in?
This is the reason that Daenerys in A Song of Ice and Fire uses "dracarys" to tell her dragons to breathe fire.
Jun
24
comment How would an order of Monks that renounce their names communicate effectively?
+1 BTW, the draw a name method is used in A Song of Ice and Fire for the Unsullied (though as a way to de-humanize the slave soldiers). "Grey Worm" is named thus because that was the insulting name that he pulled out of the pot on the day that he was freed.
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