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@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?


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#21 Sharkshadow

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 05:28 AM

 my character did not survive the next session when his debt to the elemental came due so it kinda worked out. so i made a dwarf with a combat segway afterwards. 



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:56 AM

Have I ever told you guys about how our Neutral Good Cleric had his alignment changed by the DM to Chaotic Neutral because he kept doing stupid shit?


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:01 AM

How does that work?

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#24 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:17 AM

Rule Zero: What the DM says, goes.

If you're not gonna act your alignment, you lose it.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:34 PM

 

How? What happened?

i was playing a troll mage and i had spent the cash on an item that was basically a Rolodex of elemental beings. so i summoned an elder fire elemental and let him go to town.  our parties other mage called me an idiot for summoning an unbound elemental and summoned a giant water elemental. kaiju fights ensued while we tried to steal our target. 

 

 

In our group, someone summoned a dragon far beyond his ability to control... in his apartment. And ended up getting KO'd for days.

 

Somehow our planning sessions always turn out far more dangerous than the actual missions.


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#26 Copper Bezel

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:48 PM

Not one of the great dragons, of course, just a little spirit thing that was way over our level. Not that it really mattered what anyone else's level was, he did it alone and no one knew anything about it until he woke up and told us. 

 

The team also left me to sleep through one of the runs entirely once. It was nice. Cozy. I pretended to have been there and got paid anyway. 

 

Meanwhile the other, somewhat more efficient campaign group is seducing great dragons and pissing off Lofwyr himself.

 

But yeah it's a valid point that there really is a much higher threat of mortality so far outside of actual runs. Maybe we should like, break into a random Aztech warehouse and do our planning from there next time. So it's safer.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:57 PM

what the hug does any of this shit have to do with transformers


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#28 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:58 PM

It transforms DMs into a quivering pile of terror and rage at just how far players will go to avoid doing what they're actually supposed to be doing. That counts!

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:00 PM

Nothing! 

 

You win a goat!

 

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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#30 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:01 PM

How much HP does it have? Asking for a friend.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:11 PM

I named my Lynx drone HB for Howlback. That was kind of a Transformers connection. 

 

Someone wanted to name the truck a Transformers name early on but I shot that down. 

 

So Siege Optimus is pretty dope, yeah?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:14 PM

Shadowrun seems like one of the more interesting subjects I haven't delved too deeply into. From what little I've seen and heard of there's a strong sense of identity in how the world works, whether that's despite or because of its derivativeness.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

Shadowrun seems like one of the more interesting subjects I haven't delved too deeply into. From what little I've seen and heard of there's a strong sense of identity in how the world works, whether that's despite or because of its derivativeness.

Personally I prefer the way Shin Megami Tensei does it because it brings in stuff from all ancient myths and legends instead of being weirdly focused on a 20th century fantasy novel. Too bad there isn't a TTRPG based on it.


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#34 Copper Bezel

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:49 PM

Yeah, I'm in it for the Gibson and not the Tolkien myself. My character is a rigger (drone operator) and my backup character is a decker (hacker). Magic is a thing that happens around sometimes that neither character has much interest or any real knowledge in. And since it's a furry group and 70% of us are surge mutants, a lot of the human-elf-orc stuff is relatively low key, because those are just different sizes and demeanors that normal acceptable people come in and we're largely not.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

Like, I'm fine with mixing fantasy and cyberpunk, I just find it weird how most of Shadowrun's fantasy elements are based on LOTR specifically.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:58 PM

They're not really. Shadowrun's stock fantasy races are mainly mutated humans and descendants of humans unlike Tolkien's (and probably the more conventional) idea of separate origins.

Even with things like the immortal elves, I'm not sure if there's much of anything that's more "specifically LOTR" than most fantasy that started at about the same time period as Shadowrun.

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#37 Copper Bezel

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:00 PM

But as for ending up with a similar selection, I have to assume it's just the fact that D&D uses a lot of Tolkien-associated parts and Shadowrun was marketing to D&D players, since at one time all tabletop players were D&D players, so it used bits they were familiar with.

 

This really is consuming the TF thread, think I'm going to split.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:21 PM

Kinda wish i could join this crazy world.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:27 PM

To me, the thing that makes a fantasy setting feel like it's drawing on the Tolkien-influenced pool isn't so much any one element as it is the way they come as a set. If there are orcs, there are probably snooty elves and likely some halflings somewhere around. But I also have to recognize that the way Western fantasy got aligned around Tolkien expectations isn't really any different from how space sci-fi has tended to borrow the backbone of the world of Star Trek as its starting point to build from, this similar suite of devices and commonplaces. It nonetheless always bugs me a little. I get that there's a benefit to having a shared set of expectations about the world we can jump past to get into the good stuff, but it means that Western-oriented magical worlds have a tendency to all have a very similar flavor.

 

If I was going to introduce magic into a cyberpunk setting myself, I don't think that's how I'd want to go about it. And I really get the sense it was more than anything an effort to offer new players some of the trappings they were familiar with from D&D specifically. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#40 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

I miss tabletop gaming.




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