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@  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>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!


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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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