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@  TM2-Megatron : (31 October 2020 - 04:04 AM)

And that's why you can only buy them in a bundle

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 October 2020 - 03:17 AM)

I recommend Wishmaster 1 and 2. But not 3 or 4. Never 3 or 4.

@  Telly : (31 October 2020 - 12:33 AM)

i might watch spaced invaders. not scary in any way, but it takes place during halloween

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 October 2020 - 02:21 PM)

I think I'll watch The Haunting (1963), Carnival of Souls (1962) and The Innocents (1961) for Halloween.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

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

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  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...


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#41 Logicron

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:32 PM

Western fantasy tends to borrow stuff from LOTR mostly because people think a piece of media needs to have that stuff to count as fantasy.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

I completely fail at the Shadowrun setting. My character is a completely edge-free nice guy and doesn't break any laws... except all the gun laws and several international arms treaties.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:45 PM

My Novi character kinda fits in, sort of. She's at least a depressed cyborg. Arylie the friendly southern belle who won't kill anyone, somewhat less so. 

 

I miss tabletop gaming.

You know I've never actually used a real table? The few games I've played in person we sat on the floor. Then I did a bunch of play-by-post without the realtime and spacial aspects. Now I'm in these weekly voice sessions and we have a virtual table with maps and counters and the whole bit, but still not any literal tables.


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 - 08:21 PM

I miss tabletop gaming.

me to clam.  i can't remember the last time i played paper magic, thank bob for Arena though. 



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:21 PM

The party in the game I play with Detour needed another healer (the other characters are playing a Fighter, a Druid and a Ranger) so I benched Kaya and revamped Talis into a Paladin. I even scrounged up a nifty reference pic for her that was buried between the ridiculous boobplate most other female paladin pics have.

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It's not perfect, since she wields a large one-handed war hammer and not a sword, but whatevs.

 

There's some humor in how this 5 foot tall, 107 pound 19-year-old will cave your head in with a hammer that's bigger than her head if you piss her off enough. Of course, if you managed to piss her off enough to get to that point, you're most likely a puppy-kicking maniac who just poisoned a village's water supply and cackled about it


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:02 AM

Dungeons and Dragons
expectation: lord of the rings, game of thrones, skyrim
reality: its always sunny in the forgotten realms.



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:06 AM

I've only played like two sessions of D&D and I don't think it counts, but now I'm potentially getting sucked into a short Pathfinder module thing that might count as having played D&D once.


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 23 February 2019 - 01:33 AM

I've been considering getting the recent reprints of the earliest Shadowrun novels, though I'm not sure I'll find the time for the between all my other reading commitments.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:27 AM

Dungeons and Dragons
expectation: lord of the rings, game of thrones, skyrim
reality: its always sunny in the forgotten realms.

Don't forget Monty Python and The Gamers.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:29 AM

I got to DM a session of our Shadowrun game tonight, it was my first real session as a live DM, and it's a lot of work! There's a lot I need to work on and I need to learn when to stop talking and let the players play. But it was fun, there were some great character moments, and it seemed everyone enjoyed it a bit. Also whittled down our male player characters from two down to one in our nine-Player group. =P

I'm excited to practice more and hopefully get better with experience!

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 05:06 AM

I nearly played Shadowrun but the character creation system is crazy and I gave up. lol its my continued amazement that people I know actually made it work and are enjoying it as we speak. ... like some sort of freak'n geniuses  



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:44 AM

I don't know which style of character advancement I prefer now. Shadowrun seems to all but require software to manage the abominable host of numbers a starting character has to manage - I cannot imagine doing this wholly on paper - and in three or four runs, my decker character has earned all of two rank 3 skills to add to an already fairly broad and useful suite, and a little over half the money I had during character generation. There's no rolling or randomness and characters should ideally be carefully optimized. So basically ... it feels like skipping the first several levels of advancement in something like Pathfinder, and doing all the work of applying the advancement you would have earned before you actually get to do anything. It reminds me of the difference between Wanderlust and Aspirations of Harmony, where the latter is heavily frontloaded on ability points and ponies are godlike in that one area compared to Wanderlust heroes - but all over and with much more complicated numbers. 

 

I think somewhere around your fifth or sixth character in the system it probably starts to make sense, and is probably the more fun approach. As a new player it's an assault. My Pathfinder character for this little module we're doing, I already know exactly what she's for and what she's capable of and why I made each of the individual choices I did in building her, and we haven't started playing yet. Both of my Shadowrun characters, the GM made quite a lot of the decisions and I still don't trust that I'm entirely sure what's going on when I look at their character sheets. 


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 23 February 2019 - 12:12 PM

when you inevitably try 5E dnd your gonna be shocked by how little bookkeeping there is. 



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:22 PM

Speaking of DND, I kind of prefered 4Es default cosmology because I just don't think the Great Wheel works outside of Planescape without all the subtle symbology and philosophy that setting had.



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:02 PM

I don't know how inevitable it is that I'll try D&D 5E, but I suppose there are circumstances that could make it unavoidable and it's hardly uncommon. That's good to hear in a sense, though - I do have a preference toward simpler systems, even if I recognize that preference isn't universal. Like, my ideal game is still one where the numbers facilitate and motivate role play, and just I don't at all experience the visceral appeal of optimizing large numbers in tabletop the way I recognize I do to an extent in video games. Maybe it's a lack of experience and awareness to really fully appreciate what they mean, but it just feels really abstract to me. 

 

But yeah, the kind of sword and sorcery Western fantasy setting D&D games happen in doesn't have a lot of appeal to me in itself so it's not really high on my list of things to experience in that sense.


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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 23 February 2019 - 01:04 PM

if you want i can suggest some systems ive played before that aren't that. 



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:22 PM

Thanks for the offer. = ] And I guess that could be helpful, if I'm looking around for games to join. Normally I just sort of get invited to these things somehow, so it's rarely a case of actually weighing two options against each other and more like, does this game sound interesting at all, and do I have the time? I don't know how typical that is, but. 


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 23 February 2019 - 01:32 PM

5E is probably the best version of D&D. Aside from the Way of Four Elements Monk, there aren't really any bad classes/subclasses.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:26 PM

If anyone tries to make you play FATAL, punch them as hard as you can.

#60 Copper Bezel

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:34 PM

Seems unlikely to come up but I'll keep vigilant. XD


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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