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by clockworkmonk
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 99472

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

I just unlocked the Rock ship and it looks depressing. no airlocks, so I do plan on lighting every room on fire. but starting only with missile weapons will bite.
by clockworkmonk
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it worth going to vote?
Replies: 92
Views: 18779

Re: Is it worth going to vote?

I feel voting is a civic duty that falls in line with jury duty. Your personal input probably won't be particularly important, and there is a good chance what you doesn't matter in the slightest. (with regard to jury duty you are likely to not be selected for a case or the case you are selected will...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Life
Replies: 79
Views: 14266

Re: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Lif

I'm pretty sure I can do this all with the Flash without even dipping into alternate DC universes The Flash-Wally -West from Kingdom Come, at which point he is an Avatar of the Speedforce The Flash-Barry -Allen just prior to Flashpoint The Flash-Jay Garrick -golden age Flash, runs fast and a very go...
by clockworkmonk
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Some Guy Thinks Some Stuff About Politics
Replies: 88
Views: 16280

Re: The Last Honest Liberal

Except that is not how the policy works out. The economic policies are inexorably tied to the social issues, particularly related to spending and taxation on healthcare, marriage, and social benefit programs such as food stamps. They are both economic policy and social issues. Personally I disagree ...
by clockworkmonk
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I seriously plan on watching original series episodes and altering them to 40k.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

So tonight is promising. Getting a group together for the first time in quite a long time. It will be mostly discussion of what we want to play, though I'll be pushing to Rogue Trader.

Mostly because I wanna run Star Trek in 40k.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 193649

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1395306345/games-save-the-world
It is an eight year old who is making a game called Monster Crabs. His father saw it as a great opportunity to teach his son about how business works.

Plus it has monster crabs.
by clockworkmonk
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Menacing Spike wrote:
Yakk wrote:...Which is why the crypt is abandoned, after all.


What about all the demons?

The demons are insubstantial or locked in particular rooms because Acererak is a dick.
by clockworkmonk
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

The big issue with running the Tomb of Horrors now is how the style of play has changed. The Tomb of Horrors depends on paranoid players making generous use of the poor man's thief (a 10-foot pole). The poem at the beginning has several clues to the functions in the dungeon, as do the mosaics and ev...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253584

Re: Board games anyone?

thought I might share these here for those who like cheap (ie. free) then check out the following links. http://cheapass.com - a site that has a good number of free print-and-play games, including Kill Doctor Lucky (the game that happens before clue) and Unexploded Cow (there are unexploded bombs in...
by clockworkmonk
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

My favorite Tomb of Horrors solution involved hiring a team of dwarves to excavate the dungeon. and the Tomb Of Horrors is really only meant for tournament or convention play or similar. Using it in actual gameplay is like using pun-pun. just really dumb. And depending on the edition of the tomb you...
by clockworkmonk
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

On the Ecology Of Mud Dragons? best RPG ever. random name and adventure generation systems for things that (as described) would take a bit of copper over a pile of gold if the copper is slightly closer.

It is a great game for killing time or if someone doesn't show up for a regular session.
by clockworkmonk
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253584

Re: Board games anyone?

Tonight promises to be fun, as it is the second Board Game Bash, a small(comparitively) boardgame convention in Austin Texas.
by clockworkmonk
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims
Replies: 47
Views: 9239

Re: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims

I mean what would happen if Japanese were really compensated for internment, or blacks were really compensated for Slavery or Natives were really compensated for colonization and small pox? The simple reality is that money literally doesn't even exist. I'm also sure we're doing a hundred things rig...
by clockworkmonk
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

It is one of the very few settings where publishing a history book seemed like a good idea.
by clockworkmonk
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I think I can handle those problems by showing that both sides have large grandiose ideals that sometimes get lost in the details. The nobles are defending an ancient tradition that has maintained order for 600 years. The People's Legion is led by people who see the constant demand placed on the pea...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

So it looks like I'll be running a game of Legend of the Five Rings game in the near future. I'm currently working on when I want to set it, and I'm thinking during the events of the People's Legion. Quick Primer on L5R, it is essentially a setting where Japanese and Chinese History were smooshed to...
by clockworkmonk
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 193649

Re: General Kickstarter Games Thread

A Spirit of the Century board game recently started. For those of you unfamiliar with Spirit of The Century, it is a RPG using the Fate system about the Century Club, a group of people who are born at the turn of the century and are destined for great things in the century to come. It is filled wit...
by clockworkmonk
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

by clockworkmonk
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Modding Dresden Files for MLPFIM
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Modding Dresden Files for MLPFIM

I would suggest using the pony type as a template, giving each type associated tricks/powers. And I think having the cutie mark defined as an aspect works perfectly. You could have the earth ponies be the base this way, like mortals, and leave them with more refresh to get more tricks, and even this...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

It should come as no surprise that I kicked into Durance. and what do ya know, durance just hit its goal. I've been unable to play in a while, and am hoping to get a regular grout together soon. Whatever it is, I'll probably be running the game, and am very excited to try some other odd things with ...
by clockworkmonk
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

sometimes I think you are only posting things here to make me want things.

and I mean that in a me specifically way.
by clockworkmonk
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305446

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

I consider myself a socialist, and want none of those things.

Sure, I'm all for universal socialized healthcare, tax increases to repair infrastructure, and diverting more of the budget to education. But abolishing the military? Destroying property rights? that is all pretty dumb.
by clockworkmonk
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Well, you sold me. I just kicked into it. I am a sucker for the creative commons license and narrative focused games.
by clockworkmonk
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

I've not seen much on apocalypse world, but have heard a good bit that it is good. What makes it special?
by clockworkmonk
Wed May 30, 2012 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1177161

Re: What are you listening to?

I've been listening to Johnny Cash's American Recordings
by clockworkmonk
Wed May 30, 2012 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Unusual Book Discussion Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 17921

Re: Unusual Book Discussion Thread

This just makes me wonder what makes a book unusual. Is there some aspect they share that qualifies them as such?

I guess I mean to say that I find the lack of definition of unusual off-putting.
by clockworkmonk
Wed May 30, 2012 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212328

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Sweet tea? This is almost as wrong as putting sugar in coffee. Clearly you have never had sweet tea. The secret is to add the sugar while the tea is hot, that way the tea holds more sugar before it gets saturated. It is then served over ice. Just don't think about it as tea in the same sense as the...
by clockworkmonk
Fri May 18, 2012 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your 2012 Political Ad idea.
Replies: 40
Views: 7198

Re: Your 2012 Political Ad idea.

I am a fan of the DS9 ads for Romney

Spoiler:
lcarslogonlockwin7scree.jpg

guldukatromey2012.jpg

I think you can click on them to see them larger.
by clockworkmonk
Tue May 15, 2012 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430546

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

The Tomb of Horrors is meant to be lethal, so the level 9 suggestion should be taken seriously, though if you are running it with fewer than 4 players you could raise it slightly. The key to the tomb of horrors is that it depends on the players paying attention and solving riddles, carefully thinkin...
by clockworkmonk
Mon May 14, 2012 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.
Replies: 43
Views: 49040

Re: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.

What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speakin...
by clockworkmonk
Fri May 11, 2012 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music
Replies: 68
Views: 21775

Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

House of the Rising Sun-Joan Baez

Though This is just one of a multitude of versions of this song. Haven't heard a single one I disliked.

anyways, here are more
House of the Rising Sun-Nina Simone

House of the Rising Sun-The Animals

in this list, the newest is the Animals version.
by clockworkmonk
Wed May 09, 2012 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253584

Re: Board games anyone?

Wiz-War has lots of fiddly bits in terms of rule interactions due to the number of cards being used, but the basics are easy to figure out. It takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending how things play out. you can easily adjust the length of the game by changing how many treasures are required to...
by clockworkmonk
Tue May 08, 2012 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favorite number?
Replies: 39
Views: 7184

Re: What is your favorite number?

π

makes me think of pie, and I really like pie, be it fruit or meat.
by clockworkmonk
Tue May 08, 2012 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253584

Re: Board games anyone?

I have a copy of the newest printing an find it endlessly enjoyable. which printing do you have?
by clockworkmonk
Fri May 04, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

turns out I was wrong about that. the game I heard about was hollowpoint
by clockworkmonk
Tue May 01, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 253584

Re: Board games anyone?

I know in the most recent printing that the number of status' you have is the tie breaker if more than one player meet the conditions of being in bagdad with enough story-destiny points.
by clockworkmonk
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Looks like its Hero's Banner. Thanks a bunch!
by clockworkmonk
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

I might be able to find out Thursday from the guy I heard it from. And thanks.
by clockworkmonk
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 171
Views: 114622

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

So there was an RPG I've heard about that I cannot remember the name of, if anyone can identify it, i would be rather appreciative.

From what I've heard, it is a fantasy RPG that as a central mechanic has character growth occur through character death.

and that is what I remember about it.

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