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Everything Else / 2017 Election
« on: May 11, 2017, 10:54:04 am »
The Britbong one.

All us Eurotrash waded into the American election topics and oversimplified everything and made a mess so here is the chance for the Americatrash to get revenge. Ask the bongs anything you want about our election and speculate wildly about the results and implications.

PC Games / Constructor
« on: January 05, 2017, 02:24:32 am »
Apparently the company behind the original Constructor game is doing an HD remake?

I loved that game when I was a kid so if they do a decent job and it's not just a slapped together cosmetic thing (like, they make better AI and fix all the bugs) then this could be worth a play.

Everything Else / Dankest, Most Specific Meme Depository
« on: January 02, 2017, 12:41:31 pm »
This thread is only for the most niche memes you blunder across on the internet. The more insanely obscure, the better.

Everything Else / ꘢꘠꘠꘠꘡꘦ Electi0ns=true
« on: November 29, 2016, 03:22:03 pm »
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As a loyal kickstarter backer I have the early release final version "Almost finished" PDFs for the new Paranoia RPG and celdur has made them into a mod for Tabletop simulator so we can play with chumps from the internet.

I'll try and run a game this Sunday at about 5pm British Time (currently BST). If you'd like to join you'll need Tabletop Simulator and also a working mic and willigness to talk via voice chat. The fast paced and comedic nature of Paranoia means it's totally unsuitable for playing via text in the current incarnation.

If you have no idea what Paranoia is or how to play that isn't a problem because I'll be running through the official published introductory adventures, which carefully introduce you to the rules and the setting of Paranoia as you play.

To sum up Paranoia briefly: You and the other players are clones living in Alpha Complex, a super-high tech sealed installation overseen by The Computer. As troubleshooters, it's your job to root out and deal with problems and threats to Alpha Complex such as traitors, terrorists and mutants.

Music / Album Making Game - The Game of Games
« on: May 20, 2016, 11:03:07 am »
Lets do this thing:

(Substitute the flickr thing for something else if you want, most of the images are pretty boring)

Remember to save the file really compressed for lots of JPEG artifacts.

Everything Else / It's 2026 in this thread
« on: March 17, 2016, 06:03:05 am »
So, are we starting a 2036 thread?

PC Games / Netrunner: Sign up for friendly tournament (or not, whatever)
« on: January 27, 2016, 12:47:03 pm »
So recently some nerds have been playing Tabletop Simulator and trying out different board games, including Netrunner.

Netrunner is a neato cyberpunk card game. It has a tournament scene and deckbuilding and expansions and whatever but the core game is fun and deep enough to have a good time with (and while the game gets regular expansions and new cards it isn't a CCG so apparently there isn't so much janky power creep or pay2win garbage).

There's a client that lets you play in your browser

Here's a tutorial video by the publisher:

A few of us are playing this at the moment (we're all still huge noobs though, none of us have even tried every faction of corps and runners yet) but it would be fun if more people got into it and we could have a friendly tournament on the forum. We'd use only the vanilla game set and the premade standard decks the game recommends for casual play so there'd be no deckbuilding this time around to keep things extra-simple.

Post in here if you'd be interested in a tournament and hit up me, celdur, wizard or anyone else who's already playing this if you want a game.  8)

Tentative Tournament Setup and Rules:

Players pick one Runner and one Corp deck and stick with those two for the rest of the tournament. Decks can be any legal deck (see netrunner rules) using core cards only. (Future tournaments will open up for expansion cards)

Probably bracketed match-ups. Each match will be played as the best of five games (i.e. first to three victories wins).

Take it away Ultimatum!

Music / Crimbo Muso
« on: December 11, 2015, 04:25:07 am »
Christmas music!

Yesterday I found out that Bing Crosby and David Bowie once did a duet.

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TV / 1980s TV presents: Sam's Christmas Nostalgia Theatre
« on: November 21, 2015, 05:46:24 am »
So recently as the nights have been getting longer I remembered an old BBC series I had on VHS when I was a kid, and of course it's all on youtube so I've started watching it. If any of you like old Doctor Who or any charming old English tv shows with slightly ropey special effects then watch along with me :)

Frankly the opening sequence alone should be enough to sell this one.

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Movies / The Hateful Eight
« on: August 12, 2015, 10:31:03 am »
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PC Games / Fallen London/Sunless Sea
« on: April 05, 2015, 04:36:37 pm »
I've been playing both of these games a lot recently.

Fallen London is a browser game (No, don't leave, it's actually really good) and Sunless Sea is a naval exploration game both set in the same mysterious gothic world.

A little backstory for the curious: At some point in the mid 19th century London was stolen away to a weird underworld called "The Neath". Certain laws don't work quite the same way down there as they do on the surface, for example, death is very rarely permanent and secrets, concepts, ideas and stories have much more of a tangible value. London is also now a great deal closer to Hell and Devils mix freely with the population.

It would be sort of pointless to go into the setting any more (and there is so much more, oh man) because most of the fun of both games is uncovering all the details and joining up the dots yourself. The writing in both games is excellent and they really deliver the story elements in a way which makes you feel like you're delving into secret knowledge, and what details you do uncover don't ever dispel the atmosphere of mystery that hangs over the world the authors have created.

Mechanics-wise fallen London is essentially a sort of choose your own adventure resource-management game. You get an allotment of actions which replenish over time in real-time, which you can spend on pursuing various plots and stories. You success in most actions is tied to one of your four main stats; Dangerous, Shadowy, Watchful and Persuasive (and sometimes to other qualities you accumulate as well) and some actions require a particular resource to complete (there are a myriad of these in the game, ranging from straightforward valuables like fragments of jade, through Blackmail Materials and on to really abstract resources like Tales of Terror or Romantic notions (even souls). The game has some paid content but its mostly just unlocking optional storylines, and as there's no substantial pvp element there's no pay to win bull****.

Sunless Sea retains a similar mechanic for story resolution but its tied to slightly more stats (Hearts, Veils, Pages, Mirrors and Iron) and also has a simple naval exploration and combat game which takes up a fair amount of your time. Fallen London is your base, and from there you venture out across the Unterzee in your steam ship, discovering weird far-off places. You put in at port on various islands and explore them via a choose-your own adventure style interface. The game is really unforgiving, particularly to begin with and it's very easy to die very quickly even on later playthroughs. Luckily there is continuity between playthroughs as you can write a will which allows your next character to inherit various resources (usually cash) from your now ex-character. Again, the story is related in intriguing little snippets and its up to you to figure out how it all fits together. Sunless Sea's story doesn't involve London much, and instead focuses on other exotic locales, which range in tone from lovecraftian horror to rather surreal and comedic locations.

Fallen London is free to play and Sunless Sea is pretty cheap on steam, I'd definitely recommend picking them up, it's one of my favourite settings ever.

Everything Else / Ordinary thread: Post about popular topic
« on: November 01, 2014, 09:40:07 am »


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