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by ConMan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31505
Views: 2142453

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Chaos BF may have spilled the beans in his spoilers already, but the truth is that the random redirect boat has sailed. It was a one-chance-only thing. However, the longer that I can pretend that there's another bullet in the chamber, the longer that scum will worry about who they're targeti...
by ConMan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 3
Replies: 731
Views: 6845

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

More on ConMan: I was wondering about the ordering of ConMan's list and noticed that the input (old target) was apparently the same as the player order from the OP with one exception: mpolo, who is 11 on the player list is in between 4 and 6 on the redirection list. I think this might mean ConMan m...
by ConMan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 3
Replies: 731
Views: 6845

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

Sorry for not being around all weekend - life is busy, and has slightly higher priority than mafia. But still, I'm reading through the thread, and here are my responses to a few things that I've been tagged in. It's worth noting that no-one in this thread until Plytho had seriously considered the po...
by ConMan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 3
Replies: 731
Views: 6845

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

It's worth noting that no-one in this thread until Plytho had seriously considered the possibility that the night kill redirected from BoomFrog was the one that killed Mark, rather than mpolo. Pretty sure somitomi was the one considering that. Sorry, yes, I meant somitomi. @Sabrar: Occam's Razor to...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 3
Replies: 731
Views: 6845

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

It's worth noting that no-one in this thread until Plytho had seriously considered the possibility that the night kill redirected from BoomFrog was the one that killed Mark, rather than mpolo. Sabrar first put out his theory, and everyone went with it. Vote Sabrar FoS everyone else who jumped on tha...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31505
Views: 2142453

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Chaos So far, Sabrar has posited that the mpolo NK was the one originally meant for BoomFrog. If no-one else calls him on it I will do so tomorrow.The truth, of course, is far stranger - BF used a "scramble all targets" ability, which actually swapped mpolo and Plytho, and redirected thing...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 3
Replies: 731
Views: 6845

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

One piece of info based on night results I received from wam (still haven't had time to read through everything in the thread yet): At least one of the night kills was almost certainly redirected, and the original target was almost certainly BoomFrog (i.e. me now). Sorry not sorry to whoever tried t...
by ConMan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 3
Replies: 731
Views: 6845

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

Confirm

that I am here, but also confirm that I have not had time to properly process what's going on. Suffice to say ... things be crazy.
by ConMan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31505
Views: 2142453

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Chaos
Spoiler:
It was the best of roles, it was the worst of roles. This is going to take some time to process.
by ConMan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31505
Views: 2142453

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Chaos
Spoiler:
As a replacement I am not reading any spoilers, and I have no idea what's going on. Which I think means it's working.
by ConMan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

I'm guessing Singapore probably gave a bunch of money to the movie, possibly in the form of free access to the various venues. That doesn't take away from how beautiful the film was. Yeah, they used some pretty major landmarks. My wife freaked out when they showed the mansion, which is actually the...
by ConMan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

I watched it with my (not Rich, and not particularly Crazy) Singaporean Chinese wife. Having had some family issues ourselves, there were definitely bits that resonated more than they might have with the average Western audience member; and parts that affected her a lot that weren't necessarily so s...
by ConMan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7371
Views: 708413

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Wams Chaos Game Description: Highly Bastard Game (hopefully), action hero themed. Mod: Wam Speed: 5-7 days, 1-2 day nights. Day deadlines will not end on a weekend. Size: Anything from about 10+, the more the merrier! Setup: power-role heavy, I also am not looking at balance in the setup but it wil...
by ConMan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Where are all the balls?
Replies: 13
Views: 2305

Re: Where are all the balls?

I'm pretty sure that in this instance, if you followed the super process then all the pots would be empty and there are no balls. From pot n's perspective, it had a ball in it at some point, but that ball was removed and never replaced. Therefore, lim_(t->inf) of the number of balls in pot n is 0. F...
by ConMan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732004

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I think the main problem with Fireworks is that it suffers from the same issue that you see in many anime sci-fi/fantasy films and shows these days (and probably Western ones too) - rather than "Show, Don't Tell", they sit more on "Don't even bother telling and assume the audience can...
by ConMan
Tue May 15, 2018 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A fourth type of average?
Replies: 9
Views: 3365

Re: A fourth type of average?

by ConMan
Wed May 09, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2288500

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

You know, I read a comic defending Mythbusters once, but it was from xkcd, so I doubt anyone here has heard of it.
by ConMan
Mon May 07, 2018 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 9960

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Heimdall - almost certainly staying dead. Loki - heavily signposted as really, really, really dead for real this time we really mean it for real, honest! On the other hand, it's Loki, so... Gamora - high probability of revival, despite the dramatic weight of Thanos killing her. Vision - between...
by ConMan
Mon May 07, 2018 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 9960

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

No one is mentioning the most interesting statement/orphan in the movie? Why does Thanos know Stark, and why is that the curse of knowledge? I took that to mean that he is acknowledging Tony as a fellow genius, possibly having heard about him from Loki. The "curse of knowledge" is because...
by ConMan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 9960

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I thought that the ending of Infinity War opens up some interesting possibilities that will almost certainly not be explored. Basically my thoughts are all variations on the theme of "Lots of the main heroes are gone, so they could bring someone in to fill the gaps", and there are plenty o...
by ConMan
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 476642

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

I also highly recommend playing the revised rules for the Great People expansion; it makes the game play out much better than the Echoes rules of "just shuffle some in" did. Oh yeah, I think those rules were retconned into newer versions of Echoes too. (For reference: In the original Echo...
by ConMan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 476642

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

emceng wrote:
Deva wrote:Innovation?


Thank you! It's been bugging me for a while, and I just couldn't find the right search terms.

One of my favourite games, I highly recommend it as long as you're prepared for a game that is more about navigating chaos than building a stable engine for incremental progress.
by ConMan
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9512

Re: Census Dickery

A Census is more than just a dataset, it can be a political tool. The US Census was used back in the 1940s to locate Japanese residents who were put into camps; in the same era the head of the French Census deliberately sabotaged information on religious affiliation and in doing so is believed to ha...
by ConMan
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Delicious Martian Salt
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: Delicious Martian Salt

Given that Mars once had seas, tho, presumably there are salt deposits somewhere, right? Iirc, the sea is salty due to weathering rocks producing either salts directly, or producing acids and bases which react to produce salts, and that salt just kinda hanging around and concentrating over the mega...
by ConMan
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31505
Views: 2142453

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I had a dream last night that when we executed Maven, bessie started posting. We were like, "bessie! You're dead!" and she's like "NO! you executed Maven, not me!! MUA HA HA HA HA" - and apparently bessie had a role that allowed her to be replaced and then come back in when her ...
by ConMan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 914
Views: 211244

Re: Board games anyone?

How many different roles are there? Six, although one of them (the Cave) you can't play solo. The idea is that each role plays very differently - different win conditions and different play rules. Which is cool, and it's the reason I wanted it, but it's also a hindrance to learning the game because...
by ConMan
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 914
Views: 211244

Re: Board games anyone?

After I made reference to it many, many times, my wife bought me "Vast: The Crystal Caverns" for my birthday. Yesterday, while she was napping, I opened it up, punched all the bits out, and played a solo game as the Knight. Some of my thoughts: ⋅ The choice to include wood and ca...
by ConMan
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 23015

Re: Black Panther

In other discussions, how are we all enjoying the "Actually, your dad was a jerk" cycle of Marvel films so far?
by ConMan
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Disney, Fox, MCU
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Disney, Fox, MCU

Why wouldn't it happen pretty much exactly as it did in the first X-Men movie? Mutants start popping up all over the place and we learn there was a secret school helping them out. Not too far fetched - they just need to reboot the franchise. Hugh Jackman already basically said he's done, I think, s...
by ConMan
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 23015

Re: Black Panther

I'm pretty sure that Shuri is going to show up in Infinity War, which I really hope involves more than a quick cameo.
by ConMan
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2288500

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

If you ever make friends with someone who works in an emergency department, ask them how many men show up after allegedly performing home renovations in the shower, with no clothes on, and slipping and somehow getting one of their tools lodged somewhere that seems physically unlikely.
by ConMan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 23015

Re: Black Panther

Saw this last night. It was a fun film, and I agree that it was good to see the meaningful tension and contrast between the hero and the villain. I could also tell that a lot was going on in relation to black American and English social issues that I'm not so familiar with, so there were layers that...
by ConMan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Truth and a Lie Game
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: A Truth and a Lie Game

Ah, the joy of plausible deniability.

I have won an award for competitive line dancing.

I have won an award for line dance choreography.
by ConMan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread
Replies: 156
Views: 102340

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

I'm also pretty sure that there isn't an xkcd about naming a paper (PhD or Abstruse Goose are much more likely to cover that topic), but you might be getting mixed up with #910: Permanence, which is about naming a server.
by ConMan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732004

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Discussions of anime issues regarding girls' and women's consents you have been amply warned. So often in anime I DO wonder: "Does she like him or is he just being? Totally and wildly inappropriate?" Naruto hitting on EVERY. Woman he meets to copy his pervy sage master. Hinata being all c...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732004

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

It's very much what I've come to expect from recent Ghibli films, especially the ones that adapt children's books - pretty, a bit predictable, some nice emotional touches, but also sometimes feeling like they skipped five consecutive chapters and conflated a few roles together to save time. It was ...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2288500

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

But self-driving cars will definitely be 140% reliable! Each of those 4 cases was the driver not properly reading the sat nav. Those are all examples of WHY self-driving cars will be better. Also the first article mentions NOTHING about sat nav except in the headline. And the last 3 articles are li...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732004

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Has anyone caught Mary and the Witch's Flower yet? It is quite disappointing that Cineplex did not see fit to bring it to Canada. (Instead, for some baffling reason, we got the live-action Gintama movie.) Australia had its run this week, and I saw it on Saturday. It's very much what I've come to ex...
by ConMan
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732004

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers) I am reading a manga named Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san ; it is very cute and quite funny. An anime adaptation has just started, I don't plan to watch it bec...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732004

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

My favorite character on the Digimon USA dub was Kari or Hikari. She was Tai's little sis and she was so cutey-cutey. She had a scene in the movie where she and a gigantic Agumon were rampaging around and it had her on its back. It smashes open a soda vending machine and she goes helpfully and lady...

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