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@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:06 AM




Bumping with my new Daemon Prince. What do you guys reckon, Loincloth or no Loincloth?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:19 AM

Loincloth if you're gonna freehand on that sucker, otherwise, leave it off!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 18 2011, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bumping with my new Daemon Prince. What do you guys reckon, Loincloth or no Loincloth?


Go with the loincloth, I did:


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

Oh, nice Iron Warriors!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Oh right, I meant freehand if it's a blank cloth. That kit comes with that option, doesn't it?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Jun 19 2011, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh right, I meant freehand if it's a blank cloth. That kit comes with that option, doesn't it?


Yeah, chainmail or blank cloth.

I decided neither, they look too derpy.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:58 PM

Bumping with some major news rumours:

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* first 6th edition codexes, but release before or with rulebook, small release with single or two waves: Black Templars (1 waves: 2x plactic, 2x Finecast), Tau (1 wave: 3x plastic boxes, 4x Finecast), Necrons (2 waves)

* first real 6th edition codex: Codex Chaos Legions, really big release in three waves, doesn’t invalidate Codex Chaos Space Marines which gets extensive White Dwarf update as Codex Renegade Space Marines

* two starter sets, each with rules, dices, movement markers, mission booklet, one with Dark Angels and fitting scenery, the other with Black Legion and Chaos scenery.
You can combine both to play the campaign or use one set alone to play a selection of dumbed down scenarios against every other force, first starter set that comes with a model for a well established special character

* 6th edition is finished rulewise for some time now, the overall goal is to fix some of the long time problems of the game system. Expect a lot more fundamental improvements than last edition. The rules were even more ambitious at some stage of development, but didn’t get approved as they were too far away from the established rules.
The main designer left company and his successors brought the rules back in line with the existing codexes. The rules are nonetheless a bigger step forward than from 4th to 5th. Changes are so big that the next edition relies partial on erratas to fix old codexes. Development relied heavily on feedback of veteran playtesters. You can see some results of this new approach by the way the FAQs were handled in the last months. All codexes since Codex Tyranids were written with the new rules in mind, especially the new mission and reserve structure.


* The main design goals are: one book to rule them all, heroic characters, visceral combat, streamlined mechanism, cleaned up presentation and strategy before chance * strong narrative focus on Chaos, perspective shifting from the Empire to the struggle between free races and the Warp


* the biggest rule changes:

- similar ballistic to hit chart as wound chart: compare BS to target’s speed and unit type. BS 3 hits moving infantry on 4+, but lightning fast jetbikes on 6+ and stationary tank on 2+… HUGE

- victory points are back, but with another twist: you get two victory points if an unit holds an objective for an entire game turn, if a scoring unit holds one, you get three and one if you destroy a squad leader or vehicle

- before the game there is a bidding contest for the opportunity of the first turn, if you bid more strategic points you can go first, but the enemy can spent these points on stratagems as in Cities of Death: 22 generic stratagems

– for example for one point you can decide on night fighting or place an automatic gun, for four you can shift your reserves, most expensive stratagems are at 12 points and are really drastic, every unspent point can be used once a game for a reroll

- new turn sequence: prepare-movement-assault-shooting-consolidate new phase “consolidate” phase for random movements, jetpack movements, pursuits, morale checks/effects and resolving shooting reactions assault before shooting


* big units are real roadblocks! Some more examples for the development doctrines One rulebook for all:

- flyer rules are incorporated in the main rules

- narrative rule section that expands core rules: formations, super heavies, gaining experience


* modular rules, core rules can easily be expanded by narratives rules or another expansion set Heroic characters:

- independent characters more powerful, armour save and invulnerable save at the same time

- squad leaders more important, no more 50% rallying threshold, unit can rally as long as squad leader lives

- independent characters can snipe More visceral combat:

- standard cover only 5+ now, Feel No Pain (1) only on 5+

- slow slogging units very vulnerable


* some weapon types are specialized in taking out specific unit types and are incredible good at doing this (sniper vs. infantry without armour), but on the other hand ordnance vs flyer isn’t going to do much streamlined:

- no more random movement at all

- 5 general types of psychic powers

- wound allocation like 4th edition on unit basis, but attacker can chose every 5th wound to go to a single model (sniper weapon every second wound)

- artillery is normal immobile vehicle squadron, crew has no other game purpose than to be a counter for rate of fire and attacks clean up of combusted rules:

- there are tiers for most of the special rules. Instant Death (2) circumvents Eternal Warrior (1) for example. Feel No Pain (1) is 5+, Feel No Pain (2) is 4+ and Feel No Pain (3) is 3+. If no value is given, the special rule is tier 1.

- no more difference between leadership test and morale test


* terrain rules on a single page, true line of sight, non-vehicles models are ignored altogether, rules for special terrain like bunkers, ruins or deathworld mangroves in narrative rule section less randomness, more strategic options:

- more elaborate reserve rules, can nominate turn of arrvial and has only small change to arrive earlier or later, or can intervene behind enemy lines, arrives randomly but can hinder enemy reserves, must be distributed evenly between turn two and three, later arrivals only randomly

-no more random game length -no roll for first turn

-deep striking units more than 18” from enemy away don’t scatter, but landing in 6” is much more dangerous

- movement impairing effects from pinning weapons even if morale check is passed (if roll is above halved Ld), Fearless not immune to this, but only effected if rolled over full Ld

- more reactions to shooting than going to the ground depending on unit type and special rules. bikes can evade (3+ cover as same as before, but cannot assault or shoot next turn), jump troops can fly high, units with Stealth can attempt to vanish, …



Taking it with a huge grain of salt of course. I'm skeptical of the Chaos Legions codex especially.

Edited by Fires Of Hokkai, 19 June 2011 - 10:10 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:22 PM

Some of those do seem like interesting addtions/changes, like making stationary tank targets easier to hit makes sense. Many a time I've bemoaned my heavy weapons of being unable to hit a Land Raider no more than ten feet away from them.

Edit: I'm just wonder who's gonna be in the starter box? Space Marines would be the usual choice, maybe VS... Eldar this time? Necrons? Chaos? Actually my personal choice would be Imperial Guard Vs Chaos Space Marines, but what the hey-ha, thats never gonna happen.

Edited by Pennpenn, 19 June 2011 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:03 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Taking it with a huge grain of salt of course. I'm skeptical of the Chaos Legions codex especially.


We've been hearing that one since the release of the current Chaos Codex. I didn't believe it back then, and I don't believe it now.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:44 AM

For the record, the Harlequin Troupe Master is one of the most annoying metal models to put together. "Lets make this model really top heavy, then make all that weight balanced on a really hard to pin strip of thin ribbon!" Gublagh.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:54 AM

Anyone had a chance to put together a finecast model yet? They looked really nice after they were all cleaned up and on display at my store.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:59 AM

I've only put together one of the smaller ones so far (an Autarch), but from what I've seen of others putting together the big ones it's really simple, like glue-stick-done, no pinning or anything. The store manager even threw an assembled finecast Wyvern across the store and it didn't even phase it (though he suggested not trying it at home).

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:17 AM

That certainly sound promising as compared to my "arm falls off if you give it a dirty look" Noise Marine champ.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:11 AM

But be careful to get a proper look at the models before buying. I haven?t seen a single blister I would deem acceptable out of the five or so blisters I examined.
It?s not so much the quality of the resin itself, but the quality control that is jive. So carefully examine the model before buying, there are great casts out there, you just have to find them.

One large german online store even went ahead and announced that they would no longer carry finecast, because they refused to sell the poor quality product GW shipped to them.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:26 AM

Really? I've not yet seen any instances of poor quality so far, admittedly I've only been to one store, but the only think close is one of the Uriel Rakarath models had a whole bunch of flash-y stuff around the arms, but it didn't look difficult to remove.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:05 AM

Yeah, dodgy flash comes with the territory, as well as the occasional bubble. Thankfully they've got those handy transparent packets so you know what you're getting into, at least for the little blisters.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:17 AM

Yeah, it?s pretty bad. and I?m not talking about a bit of flash or small bubbles, either, but holes in the model, missing parts (larger bubble that prevented the flow of resin), excess lumps of resin (resulting from tears in the molds), warped models that were removed rom the mold to early, when the resin was still pliable and so on.

Sure, small bubbles come with the territory, but there are ways to migitate this, and other companies manage to avoid those problems: de-gasing the resin, casting under pressure (gases will be compressed into much smaller bubbles under pressure), adding chemical agents that reduce bubbles and careful placement of air vents.

And considering GW?s premium prices they should provide premium quality and not be outdone by smaller companies like Fenryll, Studio McVey, Privateer Press, Spartan games, Mantic Games, MaxMini, Microarts Studio and so on.

Mind you, not every model is a miscast, but the rate of miscasts is unusually high, which speaks to a rushed production and lax QC.

I don?t want to come across as bashing GW here, I?m just dissappointed with their recent QC. Nor am I telling you to stop buying, but look out for defects. GW will replace defective models, as the law demands, but you can save yourself some hassle by examining the models carefully.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:37 AM

Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?



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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 08:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?

Friggen' AYE!

Thankfully, I tend to paint kinda freeform, so it all ends up looking different (like ass, mind you but different ass.) in the end.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 07:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?


*Looks at unit of ten metal Harlequins with Harlequin's Kiss all converted to look different* *Looks at finger wounds incurred in said conversion work* *Looks back*


...Kinda?



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