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Messages - Danger

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I'd think anywhere the grasp of the people is ahead of the capacity of the government to fully and completely control the area, one would have a "western," sort of place.

Having said that, could imagine that the push of Russia/Soviet Union eastward toward the siberian regions near China back in the day could be such an environment.

Hunh. Now that I write that, the more I'm keen to know more about that time/place too.

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Hmmm...

Still, another Pundit project to purchase! Yay!

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Other Games / Video Games: What are you playing?
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:43:35 pm »
Playing mostly War Thunder and World of Warships and adding Dino D-Day flavored sprinkles on top of all of that.

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(Looks at the info that has been posted)

Well...ain't this some shit :jaw-dropping:


Will be interesting to see how this goes - good luck, man!

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As one of those who has been around a bit and seen the, "Rifts would be so much better if it used system X / was redone with a new system," thing more often than thrice, this news fills me with dread.

This is End Times level crap going down here if KS is going to let control slip of his IP or let stuff get tinkered with by outsiders just the littlest tiny fraction of a bit.

Get right with God, folks; you've been warned.

Hyperbole aside, isn't this a case of, "too little, too late," in a sense?

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Megatraveller
« on: April 02, 2015, 09:31:25 am »
Quote from: estar;823421
It had a lot of potential and good ideas. At first glance an improvement over Classic Traveller. But then came the errata, oh god, the errata. MegaTraveller wasn't quite broken but there were enough mistakes to make it annoying...

Personally I would just consider the MegaTraveller as a giant supplement and use Mongoose Traveller for the rules.

Word.  The idea, feel, scope and whatnot of the whole flipping interstellar kingdom going all bugshit balkanizing grabbed me by the short hairs and has never really let go.  The support the game got via the Challenge magazine bits - specifically, the 2-3 page "timeline / what happened this month around the galaxy," stuff - added greatly to the "flavor," of the setting to me.

I also kind of liked the bits at the war(s) end where rogue AI controlled ships prowled the spacelanes and made a grim life that much worse for the poor sods who had managed to make it that far (i.e. the opening episode of the Battlestar Galactica reboot is what I imagined it was like in the twilight of the third imperium and it was glorious).

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Ye gods, is this one amazing book.

Thanks for the heads-up on this!

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After binging this past weekend on nothing but samurai movies (mostly, there was that dreadful "Gallowalkers," crap with Wesley Snipes in the mix as well), I am sooooo hot for anything L5R right now.

Along with Deadlands and Fading Suns, I love the setting of the Emerald Empire and just like reading stuff about it / in it from the tons of (1st edition ) books that I've gotten over time.

I certainly look forward to hearing more about your game, FVB.

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Other Games / Who's on Steam?
« on: June 28, 2014, 10:09:42 am »
Dammit_Carl is my name and shootin' things is my game (s).  No "brainy," crap for me!

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Other Games / Video Games: What are you playing?
« on: June 24, 2014, 07:33:34 am »
Still be-bopping around with War Thunder and now that they've got tanks and combined arms a-going, I don't know if I'll ever see World of Tanks again.

And I've developed an unholy obsession over getting some fun wrestling games for my ancient PS2.  Really need to upgrade that platform one of these days...

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Whilst being drug through the hell that is "antiquing," by the Mrs. years ago, I happened across a first edition FASA Star Trek boxed set that still had the dice, maps of the Klingon D7 and Constitution/Enterprise as well as having the two or so more sourcebooks.  Bought it, of course, despite never, ever having anything to do with FASA Trek but being a Trek fan nonetheless.

Fast forward to this year - around 3 or 4 weeks ago to be precise - and I find another bundle of FASA Trek goodness at this antique mall in Virginia.  I passed on the goods this time as I'm just not the collector of stuff that I used to be (getting rid of things is more my speed these days).

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Non-gamer present.

As far as for how long its been...well....its been a bit.

As for "why," my guess its that I just don't know when to not be busy at work or otherwise; my wife chides me about this often - to the point where she pointedly states things about slowing down/enjoying life and so on.

Love the games, love the culture (and all its idiosyncrasies) and certainly enjoy catching up with things on-line but I just can't relax enough to get things going otherwise.

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Quote from: The Butcher;734735
OSR's made us picky customers, hasn't it? If Wizbros wants our money again for Next, it'll have a hard time. Why pick up New D&D if Old D&D is still being supported, and relatively cheaply too? You can download many of the rulesets for free, and a few others might set you back as little as $10 in PDF form.

You have gonzo stuff like ASE that makes Expedition to the Barrier Picks look positively pedestrian. You have epic sword-and-sorcery like Jeff Talanian's Hyperborea and grimdark apocalyptic D&D like Kevin Crawford's Red Tide, stuff of the sort that WotC and TSR never even came close to. Hell, you have a whole line of shock jock D&D with LotFP and its associated adventure modules. Hell, there's even a 4e clone out there already (Heroes Against Darkness).

Once the community got enough momentum, we gained a steady stream of support material that's cheaper and more varied than anything we could ever hope to see through official channels. I feel not even the d20 glut was quite as varied and fertile. And like the d20 there's plenty of crap going around, too, but also a lot of good stuff.


Pretty much this.

I''ll buy it if I have to (i.e. for a game ran by someone else and even then maybe), but danged if I see a reason why bother with it at all in lieu of everything else that is available right now.

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Media and Inspiration / Star Wars EU being invalidated (or rebooted)?
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:31:01 am »
Quote from: Bradford C. Walker;731596
Death to the fucking Vong.  I can accept everything else as the price to pay for the Vong to be thrown into the sun.


Boldness on my part.

p.s. DEATH TO THE FUCKING VONG

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Other Games / [OGRE] Banana for scale.
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:28:34 am »
Sweet Jesus, that looks....beautiful!

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