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by clockworkmonk
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253621

Re: Board games anyone?

the thing about Mechana constructs in Ascension is that they are worth the same number of points that they cost in runes to acquire, and, along with 1-cost creatures, are always worth buying if you can afford them.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 281565

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

So anyways, I am not the biggest fan of Charles Dickens' novels. A lot of this has to do with the pacing created by being created and released as serials.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430601

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

So there was recently some big news in the development of the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

Monte Cook has left Wizards of the Coast and is no longer involved with the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons.


that is all.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114634

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Oh fiasco, Responsible for so very many absurd stories. I played last night, it involved a probation officer with multiple personalities, a van filled with bales of marijuana, a Bat'leth, a strip club called the Chicken Hut, and of course, The Knights of Columbus. that one ended in arson. It seems s...
by clockworkmonk
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114634

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

I've played several different times useing many playsets including Dragon's Hoard (involved a bounty hunter and his bounty, the bounty using the name "AnAlias"), Suburbia several times (has involved a priest who killed birds on the endangered species list), The old West (One-armed opium-ad...
by clockworkmonk
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114634

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

I have recently been facilitating several games of Fiasco . It is a GM-less rpg that takes about two hours to play, and is designed to lead to catastrophes caused by stupid characters. It is a lot of fun. Anyone else have experience with this system? And Woopate, regarding character advancement I su...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743782

Re: Today I Learned

lets see how much I can remember from myth. Prometheus stole fire, causing not a small amount of upset on mount Olympus. In a plot against humanity, Epimethius was given a wife, Pandora. Now Epimethius was pretty excited about this, but he did have a jar filled with ills. This could lead to trouble,...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743782

Re: Today I Learned

Magnanimous wrote:Also it's not her box... It's Prometheus's Box. She just opens it.


I know this is a page late... but that was Epimethius, not Prometheus. Epimethius was Prometheus' much dumber brother who never thought things through. fun creation myth there too.
by clockworkmonk
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 363274

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Oh the pleasures of living in Austin right now. The Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter is currently available.
by clockworkmonk
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SS refuses to pay prostitute, "scandal"
Replies: 47
Views: 9392

Re: SS refuses to pay prostitute, "scandal"

The Secret Service is also in charge of currency related stuff. Mostly Counterfeiting and major fraud. And those responsibilities will certainly have desk jobs.
by clockworkmonk
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Happy?
Replies: 26
Views: 18856

Re: Happy?

ska covers of pop songs.
by clockworkmonk
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: April Fools 2012 roundup
Replies: 40
Views: 12202

Re: April Fools 2012 roundup

The EFF sent out a rather amusing email- MPAA Announces Kickstarter Campaign for Film Decrying Internet's Impact on Creative Works In a statement posted on its Wordpress blog this week, the MPAA announced that it will respond to the Internet's "destructive" effect on creative works...
by clockworkmonk
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0

I request clarification on rule 4, particularly " If the motion passes, the next person to make a State of the Nomic post has to include any changes to the rules in their post."

Does this mean the rule is not in effect until it is put into a state of the nomic post?
by clockworkmonk
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0


I cast my vote in favor of Snarky's motion to remove an overcomplicated rule. (Now 3 for, 0 against) motion passes, Snarky is awarded 4 points
by clockworkmonk
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0

the limit of once per day, with day defined, is meant to prevent that. Anyways I retract Monty's Motion for added silliness. I make a motion to begin a mini-game thingy. Once per day (a day being defined at midnight to midnight, GMT) a player may attempt to guess the name of the next poster. They ca...
by clockworkmonk
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0

my issue is that it potentially creates motions that have votes for (or against) that would not represent the players who voted opinions on the matter after the edit. while it is clunky, the retract-resubmit option is better for individual's abilities to voice what they think. I make a motion to beg...
by clockworkmonk
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0

I cast my vote against Fiery's motion to allow motion amending.(1 for, 1 against) the reason being that any change to a motion, including grammar and the example used, alter the content of the motion, making the example invalid as well. if it allowed amending a motion to fall in line with rules cha...
by clockworkmonk
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0

I cast my vote against Snark's motion to establish rules for gambling, stands 0 for, 1 against. the reason being that the portion "<positive integer value> point(s) that <some event> will happen" does not include a deadline, as if the event does not have a deadline, and if I were to try t...
by clockworkmonk
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0

I vote in favor of Spikey's motion to reduce voting confusion. (if Fiery's motion passes, implementation would be trivial)
by clockworkmonk
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0

I withdraw Monty's motion to recognize the tallest hat. I cast my vote in favor of Fiery's motion to encourage voting I cast my vote in favor of Snarky's motion to establish a points system, motion passed, Snarky awarded two points. I make a motion to modify rule three to read as follows: §003: To ...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 140207

Re: Nomic 16.0

I pick the nickname Monty I cast my vote in favor of Fiery's motion to make it clear when a motion is decided. I cast my vote in favor of Alex's motion to establish the duties of the winner. I make a motion to add the title "The Tallest Hat". To acquire the title, a post must be made stati...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430601

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

One piece of advice for a new GM that seems to be missing: It is OK to say yes to ridiculous stuff. Saying yes can lead to wonderful things. By that I don't mean have every plan automatically succeed or allow the players to do any impossible thing. But give them a chance to, let them try. Conversely...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 141046

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I love the entirety of the soundtrack for Stubbs the Zombie, and in many cases prefer the covers on it, excluding The Flaming Lips version of "If I only had a brain".
an example
by clockworkmonk
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: John Carter
Replies: 7
Views: 2906

Re: John Carter

I enjoyed it well enough. Certianly not a great movie, but it captures John Carter of Mars stories well enough. There are 4 armed green martians, red martians that look human and don't really wear much clothing, and John Carter Leaps around a lot.
by clockworkmonk
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 368940

Re: Avatar: The Last Hairbender & Legend of Korra

so, there is a small chance that the first episode of legend of Korra might have leaked, so I've heard.

nudge nudge wink wink
by clockworkmonk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Impeachment Proceedings Against Obama Begin?
Replies: 171
Views: 20887

Re: Impeachment Proceedings Against Obama Begin?

I would prefer a national holiday of election day. But still on a Tuesday. would certainly make it simpler to vote for most people. Not saying we would see a dramatic rise in voting numbers, but the difference would probably be noticeable.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743782

Re: Today I Learned

or the original source of firebending.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 108738

Re: Community

well sort of. soonish. like next thrusday.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 178076

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

But the imposition isn't on religious organizations. It is targeted at insurance companies that cover things that religious organizations don't agree with. The church isn't even required to pay for the coverage of birth control, the insurance company provides it to the consumer for free. Some argue ...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743782

Re: Today I Learned

I just learned catgut when referring to the strings of instruments means it was made from the intestinal walls of normally sheep and goats, cattle, other such animals. and definitely not cats.
by clockworkmonk
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Awesome Documentary Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 2973

Re: The Awesome Documentary Thread

There is this serious discussion on American Hobos during the depression

More seriously, there are ones consistently produced by Nova, a series I love for its treatment of science, Intelligent Design on Trial being one of my favorite of theirs.
by clockworkmonk
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 178076

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

The essence of the fight is, like it or not: Should certain employers have the right to force their insurance providers to remove certain items with which they have a moral disagreement? The actual moral disagreement (sex or "abortives") doesn't actually factor in all that much in the lar...
by clockworkmonk
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253621

Re: Board games anyone?

That's the spirit! I enter or drink everything I can when playing that game.

unless I'm ensorcelled and Insane. then I get no choices.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253621

Re: Board games anyone?

I would suggest monitoring the Board Game Geek trade lists. there is a chance you can find one there if you have a decent board game collection. Or, participate in math trades and hope you get lucky. Did anybody get to any of the wondrous places? and more importantly, did anyone enter the elephant?
by clockworkmonk
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 141046

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I much prefer Save Ferris' version of Come On Eileen
Then again I am a giant sucker for horns.
by clockworkmonk
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: breaking in, the loop, reaper, or simply Bret Harrison
Replies: 2
Views: 2733

breaking in, the loop, reaper, or simply Bret Harrison

Bret Harrison stars in a bunch of shows that are Mid-Season replacements that are often about a 20-something guy who has something odd going on for him (parents sold his soul to Satan, is an airline exec, works for a security company that has more in line with Leverage) who often has quirky friends ...
by clockworkmonk
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Once Upon A Time...What?
Replies: 68
Views: 37942

Re: Once Upon A Time...What?

i enjoyed it. I'm beginning to realize how thrilled I am that this show has access to the names/particular versions of the stories from the Disney Catalog. like in the last episode,
Spoiler:
with the chipped cup, driving home if it wasn't completely clear from the girl named Belle and Gaston.
by clockworkmonk
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253621

Re: Board games anyone?

So I am rather excited about an upcoming board game, Rex: Final Days of an Empire , being published by Fantasy Flight. Years ago Fantasy Flight acquired rights to the mechanics, but not the theme, of the Dune board game, and this is the result. Rex takes place in the Twilight Imperium universe, but ...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Court To Decide Whether Orcas Can Be Enslaved
Replies: 147
Views: 16322

Re: Court To Decide Whether Orcas Can Be Enslaved

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years; To provide and maintain a Navy; To make Rules for the Government and Regulati...

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