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by clockworkmonk
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 161957

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

This may be the greatest thing ever Its called Mech Deck, and it is a game where you draft parts for you mech, build your mech with said parts (really, with little plastic bits) and then play a skirmish game with the sweet mech you just built. They have details about rules and the game is made, the...
by clockworkmonk
Mon May 04, 2015 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 18565

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

regarding Gao
Spoiler:
my friend who is really into The Immortal Iron Fist thinks Gao is involved in mystical stuff related to Iron Fist stories. This is also shown somehow by the dragon stamp on the heroin.
by clockworkmonk
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 18565

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

I've watched the first four episodes, and so far it has been really good. There are few surprises for someone familiar with the character. The cast is strong, and it takes advantage of the format Netflix uses of being very serial.
by clockworkmonk
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A science toolkit for beginners
Replies: 16
Views: 11148

Re: A science toolkit for beginners

It seems to me that The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan has what you are looking for. It isn't particularly technical, but covers several of the core concepts of science, such as falsifiability and how to identify a few common fallacies.
by clockworkmonk
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 161957

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Blades in the Dark is an RPG that seems to be inspired by The Lies Of Locke Lamora and Dishonored. It has rules for gangs, both yours and others, All taking place in a large and active city.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)
Replies: 67
Views: 20538

Re: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)

So the last few episodes have been pretty great.

Spoiler:
Firestorm has been fantastic, Clancy Brown was wonderful, and the teaser with Gorilla Grodd made me squee.


Oh, and Time Travel confirmed as a big plot point.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)
Replies: 67
Views: 20538

Re: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)

so I just watched the Man in Yellow and had a thought Harrison Wells could be Barry Allen from the future, or at least a future. The ring he had at the end is the same as the ring the Flash uses to keep his costume in. He came back to make sure that a different future arose. Such a thing is not unhe...
by clockworkmonk
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)
Replies: 67
Views: 20538

Re: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)

The Flash vs Arrow episode: I really enjoyed the way Oliver shot him in the back pointing out that he doesn't spend enough time making use of his surroundings. Also, did anyone notice that when he was running around Oliver in the alley it looked exactly like the yellow lightning from his mom/Jo...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925864

Re: Police misbehavior thread

so a cop strangled a man to death on video and wasn't indited

From the article,
the NYP wrote:The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Garner’s death a homicide caused by “compression of neck (chokehold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.”
by clockworkmonk
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)
Replies: 67
Views: 20538

Re: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)

Spoiler:
in the comics Captain Cold tends to freeze the ground, making it difficult for the flash to run, or make it easier to control the flash's movements. A lot of Flash villains that that approach though.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Replies: 146
Views: 39886

Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

unlock time by location, spoiler'd for sized
Spoiler:
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by clockworkmonk
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)
Replies: 67
Views: 20538

Re: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)

It depends on what you didn't like about Smallville. I was very disappointed. Stupid characters acting silly. Boring, predictable romantic plot (it's 2014! We can have a guy and a girl who are straight/bi/pan and not attracted to each other and just friends!), and in general just not very engaging. ...
by clockworkmonk
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civ: Through The Ages Boardgame [online play]
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Civ: Through The Ages Boardgame [online play]

as I just made an account, should go ok!
by clockworkmonk
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civ: Through The Ages Boardgame [online play]
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Civ: Through The Ages Boardgame [online play]

I'm interested, same user-name as here
by clockworkmonk
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 167
Views: 97112

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

So for several weeks now I have been running a weekly dungeon world game that is open to anybody. It is a Hex exploration game, built around the idea that I got tired of flaky people so I just got rid of the need for people to show up regularly.

It has been going very well, and has been tons of fun.
by clockworkmonk
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)
Replies: 67
Views: 20538

Re: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)

Angua wrote:
Spoiler:
A bit disappointed by the unrequited love storyline with the friend, but oh well. They seemed to completely retcon him and Felicity.

Spoiler:
it makes lots of sense regarding the comics, as Barry Allen marries Iris West
by clockworkmonk
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)
Replies: 67
Views: 20538

So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)

So I've watched the first episode, and I know that I am unable to have unbiased views of it. With that in mind, it was the most fun I've had watching TV in a while. It had lots of nods to the comics that as a fan of the character of the Flash, I really enjoyed. I am looking forward to more of it. so...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 276
Views: 68444

Re: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Reina is working for Skye's father? I mean, that's who he is, right? I'd expected him to be alien though How the hell did you arrive at that? Honestly I'm completely confused who is who. It seems like they introduced 5 new factions in just two episodes. Pretty awesome so far though. als...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1089092

Re: What are you listening to?

Dawson's Christian, a folk song about a ghost space-ship
by clockworkmonk
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D Next (or 5e, or just D&D now actually)
Replies: 148
Views: 45545

Re: D&D Next (or 5e, or just D&D now actually)

you can do it with a bit of collusion from the GM. an example comes from Adventure!, where they give a way to play a very witty character without requiring being all that witty yourself. you give the GM a setup that they deliver at some point during the session, if able, and you follow up with the p...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Replies: 146
Views: 39886

Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

The firaxis site says Wed Dec 31, 2014,
while the Civilization site says OCTOBER 24, 2014.


So, I dunno?

Edit: steam also says October 24th, as do most other sources, so it probably is the 24th of October.
by clockworkmonk
Mon May 12, 2014 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 475549

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

http://www.gog.com/ gog games is having their insomnia sale, lots of very short, limited deals.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 117622

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

Empty Spoilers are nothing compared to: Haha! I made you click and now you'll have to read this thread from the start! Why the fuck is that allowed to work? Also, middle clicking it opens the URL in a new tab and the spoiler in the current one ;) And why forums.xkcd.com? that baffles me too.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 117622

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

I don't get the empty spoilers. They weird me out.
by clockworkmonk
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 161957

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Kingdom Builder Big Box includes the award winning game, its two expansions, 2 promos, alternate pieces for each of the 5 players, as well as an expansion to be released after the game comes out.

On top of that it is a fantastic game, and very simple overall, and a ton of variation between games.
by clockworkmonk
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 388273

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

My favorite explanation for dragon behavior has always been the Great Game, where dragons acquire wealth to wager and keep score in a game of social manipulation with other dragons. They are forbidden from taking direct action, and there are a bunch of arcane and archaic rules.
by clockworkmonk
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 388273

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Two major non related questions: 1) Can someone summarize how the first Apoc gaming session is supposed to work? I read that the GM is not supposed to prepare anything and that the chars create the world during char creation. It was not clear exactly what their choices are or how that all works. Yo...
by clockworkmonk
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 388273

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Yes, and it is a very good game. The mechanics are solid, and it has one of the most adapted mechanics now for other settings, including Dungeon World and MonsterHearts, both of which are also fantastic. Having running them, they encourage inter-party relationships through the use of simple and guid...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 388273

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I agree with that for the most part, but there are games that are just terrible mechanically, or have books that are poorly written, edited, or otherwise lacking. Examples being FATAL, Synnabar, Human Occupied Landfill (which is a joke, but nigh-unreadable anyways). My point being that while it is p...
by clockworkmonk
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 167
Views: 97112

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

The adventure I'm planning involves the party crash-landing on an abandoned Dwarven Hold, and am building the playbooks to match that. As it is a oneshot, I'm not worrying about advancement right now.
by clockworkmonk
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 167
Views: 97112

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

So I'm putting together a Con-game of Dungeon World in Spelljammer, and am working on custom playbooks. So far I got some Ideas and will be posting some here in the future. as of right now I've come up with the roles to be filled with descriptions I will give the players as they will not be allowed ...
by clockworkmonk
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 133437

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

do you want invisible super-solders who can jump on buildings who can be Psychic too? Or big-ass fuck-off robots with particle cannons and flamethrowers and more health than you can shake a stick at?
by clockworkmonk
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Filibusters Eliminated on most Nominations in US Senate
Replies: 53
Views: 7326

Re: Filibusters Eliminated on most Nominations in US Senate

This infographic explains some of it to me at least.
by clockworkmonk
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creationism vs. Evolution Returns to Texas
Replies: 47
Views: 5400

Re: Creationism vs. Evolution Returns to Texas

This, like so many issues in Texas, comes down to an issue of gerrymandering. Recently during public hearings the Texas Freedom Network had a rally and a large number of local scientists and parents spoke out against the creationists on the Texas School Board (an elected body, where vacancies are fi...
by clockworkmonk
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 161957

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

the original had silly rules too.
by clockworkmonk
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 161957

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

We Didn't PLaytest This Pasted-On Theme At All

exactly what it says, a new set of We Didn't Playtest This At All, a very fast and silly game.
by clockworkmonk
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 914
Views: 211759

Re: Board games anyone?

So, on August 2-4, Board Game Bash is occurring in Austin Texas. It is three days, nonstop, of board games, along with organized events, a flea market of sorts, and a large amount of free open play. Of all the times for me to be out of town! Argh. There is a weekly board game meetup every Tuesday a...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Shadowrun Returns
Replies: 26
Views: 7844

Re: Shadowrun Returns

it is overall gentler on the relationship between cyberware and magic than the tabletop, to be perfectly honest.
by clockworkmonk
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 32366

Re: pacific rim

so like co-op mode of katamari?

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