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  1. Playing with matches
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    Three categories, A, B, and C. A is your team of survivors. Smart, skilled, pragmatic. B are your followers. Valuable in many ways, perhaps very specialized, dependent family. C expendable. Old, weak, slow. If they had some broad talents they'd be in the B team. The most these people can hope for is a swift death.

    So who's in your Red Hot Pawn Apocalypse Teams and why? I'm an Engineer, skilled at emergency first aid, and an expert marksman. While this "soft" apocalypse isn't the zombie horde I was hoping for, I'm an A. Who's with me?
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    10 Apr '20 01:33
    @hand-of-hecate said
    Three categories, A, B, and C. A is your team of survivors. Smart, skilled, pragmatic. B are your followers. Valuable in many ways, perhaps very specialized, dependent family. C expendable. Old, weak, slow. If they had some broad talents they'd be in the B team. The most these people can hope for is a swift death.

    So who's in your Red Hot Pawn Apocalypse Teams and ...[text shortened]... sman. While this "soft" apocalypse isn't the zombie horde I was hoping for, I'm an A. Who's with me?
    Ghost of a Duke for an A. He's gifted in many areas and he can walk through walls.
  3. Gothenburg
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    I would be in the C group - expendable, old but healthy. I need a strong leader, I would feel safe with Ghost of a Duke.
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    10 Apr '20 07:46
    @torunn said
    I would be in the C group - expendable, old but healthy. I need a strong leader, I would feel safe with Ghost of a Duke.
    I disagree. I think you would be essential for team morale.

    I need to give the A, B, C thing some thought.
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    10 Apr '20 07:58
    @hand-of-hecate said
    Three categories, A, B, and C. A is your team of survivors. Smart, skilled, pragmatic. B are your followers. Valuable in many ways, perhaps very specialized, dependent family. C expendable. Old, weak, slow. If they had some broad talents they'd be in the B team. The most these people can hope for is a swift death.

    So who's in your Red Hot Pawn Apocalypse Teams and ...[text shortened]... sman. While this "soft" apocalypse isn't the zombie horde I was hoping for, I'm an A. Who's with me?
    I'm old, weak, slow, smart, skilled and pragmatic.
    Where do I queue?
  6. YNWA
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    10 Apr '20 08:09
    I was always told I was a good leader when I worked in teams dealing with immediate risk to life. I would redefine the categories. I don't recognise description A as the qualities that people naturally want in a leader. I don't think you take the group forward defining people as 'followers' or as 'expendable' and I think human groups need far more than technical abilities to succeed. At times of crisis you often find resources where you least expect to find them. There will be more wisdom in the 'expendable' group than you can imagine.
  7. PFJ Judea AD33
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    10 Apr '20 08:14
    “Line on the left, one cross each.”

    Nisus Wettus
  8. PFJ Judea AD33
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    10 Apr '20 08:19
    “He thought that the world would make more rapid progress without the burden of old people.”

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
    Love in the Time of Cholera
  9. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    10 Apr '20 10:50
    @handyandy said
    Ghost of a Duke for an A. He's gifted in many areas and he can walk through walls.
    You forgot to mention your hero! 😉

    -VR
  10. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    10 Apr '20 10:51
    @hand-of-hecate said
    Three categories, A, B, and C. A is your team of survivors. Smart, skilled, pragmatic. B are your followers. Valuable in many ways, perhaps very specialized, dependent family. C expendable. Old, weak, slow. If they had some broad talents they'd be in the B team. The most these people can hope for is a swift death.

    So who's in your Red Hot Pawn Apocalypse Teams and ...[text shortened]... sman. While this "soft" apocalypse isn't the zombie horde I was hoping for, I'm an A. Who's with me?
    None of the above. I take my own road and walk alone!

    -VR
  11. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    10 Apr '20 11:01
    @very-rusty said
    None of the above. I take my own road and walk alone!

    -VR
    Keep walking...

    😴
  12. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    10 Apr '20 11:59
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Keep walking...

    😴
    At my own leisure and when I please!

    -VR 😴
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    @wolfgang59 said
    I'm old, weak, slow, smart, skilled and pragmatic.
    Where do I queue?
    "Old" is a relative term I think. Methuselah is old, Justin Bieber is young. I fall into the middle. Although technically very inept I do have some strong points (I just can't remember them, at the moment) so I think I might fit into either B or C, with B being my preference cuz I'm not ready to be a sacrificial lamb...yet.
  14. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @great-big-stees said
    "Old" is a relative term I think. Methuselah is old, Justin Bieber is young. I fall into the middle. Although technically very inept I do have some strong points (I just can't remember them, at the moment) so I think I might fit into either B or C, with B being my preference cuz I'm not ready to be a sacrificial lamb...yet.
    Methuselah – 969 Years Old
    According to the Bible Methuselah is the longest lived man as he died at the age of 969 years old. He is mentioned in he Book of Genesis as the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah.

    Some say the Bible is a fairy tale!

    -VR
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    Anyone else feel like eating some lamb?
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