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1  Community / License to Improvise / Re: STORMSURGE - Warstrider Gaming for Mastercraft on: Today at 09:07:32 PM
What is best in life?  Cool

Having two cute girls on the bridge stage of two different giant robot capital ships singing medley of J-Pop and J-Rock songs while smaller giant robots launch swarms of missiles at each other and two capital ships engage in fisticuffs with the enemy's capital ship/giant robot.
2  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: Today at 09:27:49 AM

I think you messed up the link.
3  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Potential new game... on: August 03, 2015, 07:48:07 PM
Would twice a month be better?

Or once a month, but longer on the weekend?

I'm flexible.
4  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: August 03, 2015, 07:24:28 PM
The IBA has slightly different proportions (9.5, 2.5, 1.5) but it's still the same basic drink.
I was under the impression the whole point of the "parts" system was to avoid having to do fractions of things (making the IBA version 19 to 5 to 3)...

I was mixing up parts and centiliters. You are correct that the IBA version is 9:5:3.
5  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: August 03, 2015, 11:59:49 AM
A "true" daiquiri, as opposed to a frozen one, is a basic cocktail consisting of 8 parts white rum (preferably Cuban, but Bacardi will do fine), two parts lime juice, and one part simple syrup. Shake over crushed ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Typically served without garnish, but lime slices or peel would work.

The IBA has slightly different proportions (9.5, 2.5, 1.5) but it's still the same basic drink.

It was the prefered drink of both Earnest Hemmingway and John F Kennedy.
6  Community / Play-by-Post / Potential new game... on: August 01, 2015, 10:23:51 PM
Ok, since I can't seem to keep a play by post game going, is there any interest in game via Roll20?

I'm on the East coast of the US (-5 GMT), so games would be in the evenings my time, for a few hours. My initial thought is Wednesdays or Thursdays around 2000 (8 PM), but I can be flexible other than Tuesdays and a few hours each way for start time.

Either Golarion (likely an AP, but I can be flexible) or my homebrew which sort of a steampunk/dieselpunk airship thing with a good bit of Victorian  and Napoleonic flavor, but it's no where near as well developed as a published setting, obviously.

I figure three or four players minimum, and fair warning, this would be my first Roll20 game so it might be a little rough getting setup.
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: July 31, 2015, 07:26:47 PM
So, I walk into a Caribbean themed seafood restaurant and sit at the bar.

I order a daiquiri.

The young bartender asks what flavor.

I say "Just a daiquiri, not a booze slushy."

She looks at me like I'm insane, which may well be the case, but should not occur when ordering a basic cocktail.

So after ten minutes of explaining how to make one of the simplest cocktails in the world I have lost some more of the little faith I have left in humanity.
8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Best Bond? on: July 31, 2015, 11:42:44 AM
If you don't like the author's description of his own character I don't know what to tell you other than to read the novels yourself.

  Clearly screenwriters and actors HAVE brought something to the character that resonates for people over the author's original vision. That happens. A lot actually. A good flesh and blood performance is one of the strengths of the medium vs. the written word.

That wasn't my point at all.

Saying Craig is Not Bond when he comes the closest to Fleming's blunt instrument or that Fleming's description of Bond is silly because it doesn't match any of the movie ones is silly.

There have been lots of interpretations of the character, all valid. Saying that the author's original conception of him is wrong is kind of... off.
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Best Bond? on: July 30, 2015, 11:38:52 PM
If you don't like the author's description of his own character I don't know what to tell you other than to read the novels yourself.
10  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Best Bond? on: July 30, 2015, 11:01:55 PM
The issue is that, in Fleming's own words, Bond is a violent non-cerebral man with lots of vices and no real virtues. He's a blunt instrument when British Intelligence needs someone dead.

He's also highly skilled,  but nowhere near the best at anything.  He's routinely beaten by other people. He's the best shot in the 00 program,  but greys easily beaten by MI6's instructor,  for instance. He also gets his ass kicked a lot.
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Best Bond? on: July 30, 2015, 10:14:48 PM
Brosnan is probably closest to Fleming's vision of Bond's appearance,  but Fleming's Bond is an unrefined thug and asssassin which Craig captures better. Craig also gets the emotional appearance right, even though in straight appearance Brosnan looks closer.

That said, Bond is described as looking like Hoagie Carmichael on the novels.
12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Best Bond? on: July 30, 2015, 07:18:13 PM
Connery, as the originator.
Craig as the thug and assassin.
Brosnen as the suave superspy.
Lazenby... There's just something about him as Bond I love.

Moore always felt more like Simon Templar than James Bond.
DaIton, he was the first Bond I saw, but he just seems to be the least of them. I'd place him slightly ahead of Moore, but only because, as stated, Moore is The Saint, not Bond.
13  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: Let's Read: Fantasy Craft on: July 30, 2015, 02:27:45 PM
Important tip for social characters:

When Haggling, use your free raise, then Impress, then Haggle.
14  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: July 29, 2015, 06:32:37 PM
Weisman's going back to the well a third time this fall...

Also, R. Talsorian leverages it's relationship with CD Projekt...
15  Community / Off-Topic / Re: We need to give Koala his own dedicated sightings thread on: July 29, 2015, 02:20:09 AM
Pfft.

I'll just go back to selling office supplies out of my trunk.
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