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1  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: Today at 11:01:03 AM
They work all day, drink all evening, sleep till morning
2  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: Today at 05:57:23 AM
One thing we should certainly set 'Jack to if possible is destroying the doors at the end of the hall/bridge (#8b on the map) to stop the bugbears being corralled while trying to break it down and being rendered vulnerable to the defenders from above.

Oh, question: presumably we'd know whether the dwarves partake in stewday with the soldiers or sod off back to the inn? If they go back, are we going to have time to worry about them?

And just to confirm, we're hitting hard going for maximum carnage around dusk and not staging a more drawn out operation with a mild poisoning preceding featherfalling a strike team onto the top of the keep to take out the guards then creep down and kill the paladin in his sleep?
3  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: Today at 03:40:13 AM
Wouldn't the summoning take place in the store room, or even the armoury, after all the armourers depart for dinner? The less time summoner and summonee have to be static in public the better
4  Community / Off-Topic / Re: On Narrative Design on: June 29, 2015, 07:46:02 PM
http://torforgeblog.com/2015/06/01/what-roleplaying-teaches-writers/

"A writer can gain much more from gaming than simple confidence."
5  Community / Off-Topic / Re: We need to give Koala his own dedicated sightings thread on: June 29, 2015, 07:44:23 PM
It's not like they were being paid.
6  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: June 29, 2015, 06:54:27 PM
Seeing just how fast Greece can organise a referendum, it strikes me that national populations should be given the opportunity to decide if they want to join up to the treaties our plutocratic overlords decide they want to benefit from.
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Idiot Box 2015: TV news, views & reviews on: June 29, 2015, 06:38:14 PM
Now, is anyone else watching Dark Matter or Killjoys?

Irritatingly SyFy here isn't showing Killjoys, but is fast tracking Dark Matter. Two episodes in and it's been enjoyably competent, especially the blithe trolling by the android. The only major thing I would change -- apart from the near monochrome visual palette -- is swapping the ending of eps 1 and 2: Five's pronouncement "We're dangerous" works better as a lead in both the events of ep2 and the revelation that 5/6 of the crew are mass murderers and pirates than as the semi tautology it comes across as in the wake of that revelation.

It's not Blake's 7 but it is scratching that itch a little.

I believe it inherited that from the four issue comic book series the first two episodes are 'adapted' from.  Then again, I use 'adapted' because originally because the comic was originally intended as a TV treatment, but was turned into a comic book when it couldn't be sold, and then readapted back into a TV series.

Given they've changed up the composition of the cast between comic & TV, taking the opportunity for a little bit of plot restructuring doesn't seem too unreasonable.

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Maybe SyFy doesn't have the rights for Killjoys in Australia. Or maybe they're cowards since it ha a big TV-MA LV warning on it here (for reasons I don't get since it shows at 2200 (iirc, DVRs) and I haven't seen anything worse than what was shown on, say, Galactica.

Eureka's rated M (for no real discernible reason) and the station doesn't seem to care given its schedule.
8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2015 on: June 29, 2015, 08:32:39 AM
Michael Bay to produce remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: We need to give Koala his own dedicated sightings thread on: June 29, 2015, 08:30:38 AM
10  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: June 29, 2015, 04:05:33 AM
Send him to mop up the situation in the tower and help destroy the archery nest during the initial push?
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Idiot Box 2015: TV news, views & reviews on: June 29, 2015, 04:02:43 AM
Oh, the season premiere of Rebels is everything I love about Star Wars tabletop games condensed into an hour of TV.

Sure it. It almost makes me want to try some Star Wars RPGing again. Almost.

Vader's appearance when the trap is sprung was wonderfully iconic, and the first thing that really screamed McQuarrie. Still can't stand Ezra, but I am finally warming somewhat to Kanan as a character thanks to the emotional logic of his reaction to working alongside a military again. Much as I love her in TCW I'm still dubious on the wisdom of bringing Ahsoka -- yet another jedi -- into what appears to be regular play in a series that should have been focused on the role of the galaxy's mundanes in fighting the dictatorship of the Sith.

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I finished the first half of Thunderbirds Are Go's first season last night and am loving the show. Yeah, I'm a little biased as the sets are made down here, but I really do think they've captured the essence of the original show. Yes, they could include Kayo (and Thunderbird S) a little more, but I'm guessing we'll see more of her in the second half for plot-specific reasons.

I certainly hope her presence is beefed-up, and in non-Hood episodes; tying her too closely to her uncle is dangerously limiting to her character which is struggling for any sort of meaningful recognition as an independent agent and not merely an extension of the villain's narrative as it is.

This is very much a nuWho/classic Who divide between this and the predecessor series in the way that compressing an individual story down to half the length has affected the tone and logic of events. But the fact that at its core it's still rooted in the aesthetics of super-marionation through the use of a physically realised world warms my shrivelled heart
12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Idiot Box 2015: TV news, views & reviews on: June 29, 2015, 03:39:50 AM
Now, is anyone else watching Dark Matter or Killjoys?

Irritatingly SyFy here isn't showing Killjoys, but is fast tracking Dark Matter. Two episodes in and it's been enjoyably competent, especially the blithe trolling by the android. The only major thing I would change -- apart from the near monochrome visual palette -- is swapping the ending of eps 1 and 2: Five's pronouncement "We're dangerous" works better as a lead in both the events of ep2 and the revelation that 5/6 of the crew are mass murderers and pirates than as the semi tautology it comes across as in the wake of that revelation.

It's not Blake's 7 but it is scratching that itch a little.
13  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2015 on: June 29, 2015, 03:17:14 AM
Japanese rail workers mourn stationmaster cat Tama at lavish funeral and elevate her to godhood
14  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2015 on: June 26, 2015, 08:40:59 AM

Clearly he was needed elsewhere
15  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2015 on: June 26, 2015, 03:32:10 AM
Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies age 93
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