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@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

I'd have loved it if Studio Series Grimlock offered a superior Volcanicus....

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:30 PM

All things considered, Ember was probably the only one who was given a spoon, considering the lack of opposable thumbs.
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:57 AM

I'm trying to recall the degree to which regular utensils are present in the cartoon and if they do the wrist-wrap hold or the somehow-attached-don't-question-it thing.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

I prefer to follow the G1 cartoon's lead instead. I assume we do everything with our mouths unless some sufficiently goofy looking contraption makes sense.

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:20 PM

Sorry for the delay and not muc of a post, was busy with work and getting taxes done.



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 12:34 AM

Perfectly understandable. Trying to decide if I should wait for posts from each player or if I should go ahead and advance.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:42 AM

I was trying to think of a motivation to go to Ivy's place, but I looked at the map and it just works.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:53 AM

That was deliberate. While I usually prefer the flexibility of not using a city map, in using one I deliberately planned for the mail route to have only two houses farther north than the bakery for the campaign to flow well.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

This is exactly why I like having a map. It's easier to figure out where it makes the most sense to go next.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:15 PM

I just escaped a conversation with the mailman. What year is it?

I hadn't spoken with him in a while. He might have been avoiding me because I was sick and his superimmune system project isn't ready for testing yet. Anyway this should help with finding Swift Letter's voice.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:04 PM

-Which direction is Timber going?
-The others are following, correct?
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:29 AM

*looks at map* Hmm. The tree first, then Town Hall?

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:05 AM

I'm going with the group. And Post is coming with us.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:25 PM

Oh, I most certainly expect Post to go with you.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:06 AM

One of us is about to wake up Spike and become a princess.


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 01:21 PM

I'll let it be known that the Teleport can be made without line of sight with an Arcana check. I'll also note that failing the roll does not mean you don't attempt to teleport.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:39 PM

As fair disclaimer due to how Magic Points work, I set the DC as 20. It's less than 15 minutes so Ember still has her actual Magic Point left to use since the Spellchild usage of her Element is about to but hasn't run out yet. Just stating the actual options since you can opt to just see what happens with the failed roll as is.
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Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:20 PM

Hmmm...

 

Anyone have any thoughts on this? When it comes to failed rolls, I generally default to "oh well, at least it should be funny."



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:37 PM

I have these:

 

The Most Dependable of Ponies (2) x2

When you successfully assist an ally on a skill check, you provide an additional +1 bonus to their roll. You may take this ability up to three times.

 

The Loyalest of Friends (2) – 1/Day

Prerequisite: The Most Dependable of Ponies

Once per day, upon successfully aiding an ally with a skill check, you may provide double the assist bonus you would otherwise provide

But even if I succeed, that's just 2 points extra.



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 10:39 AM

Or is that 2 points on top of what I roll (but only if it succeeds)? My brain hasn't been working very well these days.



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:38 AM

 

-Assists from different players may stack.
-An assist is made by an assisting player exceeding half of the DC of the player they are assisting. The assisting player is able to use a different skill than the initial DC.
-A group of players may request that their assist may become a wager. Instead of the normal assist, they will be given a skill challenge to beat the DC. However, doing so will incur some sort of penalty as determined by the GM.


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