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1  Legacy Games / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: So... Spycraft 3.0 is a bit down the road. What about that ol' 2.0? on: July 04, 2015, 12:09:18 PM
I have not forgotten.  Just certain world events as of late have put more work on my desk than expected.  I'm going to start posting my notes piecemeal as that's probably the best way to get them out.  Update as I have time, etc etc.
2  Community / Off-Topic / Re: We need to give Koala his own dedicated sightings thread on: July 04, 2015, 11:58:27 AM


Howdy neighbor.
3  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: [DEVELOPMENT] Let's talk a little about art... on: July 03, 2015, 10:24:20 AM
I love you guys.
If you could sneak one Koala pic in there somewhere (maybe even as "background" but holding something that looks suspiciously like a piece of tech...) that would be EPIC  Grin

Also, absolutely need a mastermind monologuing to some captives.

I am picturing Blofeld addressing his minions about a plot to control the minds of the worlds animals. In the scene behind him is a menagerie of caged animals and at the bottom corner is a koala in one of the cages. If you look close, you can just make out the recording device it is manipulating to transmit the villains plans back to the home office.

But don't worry, koala. The extraction plan is still a go once you are done there.

Oh good.. and here I was worried about the need to demonstrate Marsupial Maga.  Or Hopping-Roo-Shu.
4  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: [DEVELOPMENT] Let's talk a little about art... on: July 02, 2015, 04:51:42 PM
You wound me Koala.

We have several somethings downstairs for that.

Asset:
Field Hospital Medic / Pharmacy.  
OpPsych.  Psychologist, but not friendly.
Planner.  Military Uniform.  Standing infront of a Grid Display and seemingly explaining what a "Krensky" is.  Looks to be a small, mobile island with torpedo capabilities.  Fusion powered.
5  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: [DEVELOPMENT] Let's talk a little about art... on: July 02, 2015, 03:26:20 PM
I love you guys.

Operative:
A Game Designer looking to start a covert nation.

Asset:
A Game Designer who keeps everyone distracted with something called Spellbound.

Smiley

I can think of TWO operatives that would be intelligible in an art fashion:
Operations Advisor.  Either to the military, or a government.  Maybe even to a large multi-national.  
Operations Director.  Suit guy in a non-descript office location surrounded by analysts, computer screens and clocks.

6  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: [DEVELOPMENT] Let's talk a little about art... on: July 02, 2015, 02:22:49 PM
A koala.


We'd never pass the drug screen.  Too many leaves every day.
7  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: [DEVELOPMENT] Let's talk a little about art... on: July 02, 2015, 02:08:55 PM
Operatives:
I get stumped on this.  Picture a normal every day person with training that you typically can't see doing every day jobs with objectives of national security or intelligence.  ...and I picture everyone I see on the streets and just fail. lol

Assets:
Zoo Keeper.  Sets up areas for meetings or drops.  (Elephant Paddock?  Lots of room for big, plastic non-descript crates that look like they belong there.)
DoT worker.  Sorry, the road closed right after that last car got past.
Drone pilot.  Eyes in the sky.
Diplomatic support.  Dept. of State suit or maybe cabinet worker.
Armorer.  Not every department has a Q.  Every department, however, does have someone in BDU's maintaining the barrels and magazines.
Gopher ("Courier").  Double blind delivery man.  They're armed and they're good at their job.  But they never know what's in the box or where it came from or who its going to.
IT Forensics / InfoSec.  Non-descript IT guy with a TON of toys.
Delivery Service.  Navy (or CG) with a go-fast up a river.  Army or Air Force throwing them out of the planet.  USMC with a Lawn Dart doing vertical insertion.

8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: We need to give Koala his own dedicated sightings thread on: July 01, 2015, 05:56:47 PM
That looks from start to finish like the work of the PR department. I've never seen him looking that cute or happy.
There was that one time, but we never did hear from that R&D group again...

It was all smiles and giggles until the eucalyptus infused gin ran out.

A shame, I'll miss that class of interns.
what happened to action science means never having to say "sorry for your loss?"

...The eucalyptus infused gin ran out.
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: We need to give Koala his own dedicated sightings thread on: July 01, 2015, 03:58:53 PM
*looks around*  *drops his seabags*  *looks at the posts*  Huh.  Yea.  That R&D team.. ...yea.  Well.. it was a solid concept. 
10  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: [DEVELOPMENT] Let's talk a little about art... on: July 01, 2015, 03:46:27 PM
What art style are you looking for?  Real-life or closer to fictional novella's.. say.. Bond / Tom Clancy?
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: June 20, 2015, 09:00:06 PM
Prostitution?  The CDC probably declares it illegal to prevent STD spreading.  And that's probably not a terrible idea.  They mandated STD testing in the Adult Film Industry and they STILL have HIV problems.  Arguments can be made that isn't dating just a social form of prostitution, and there is an argument to be had there.. but.. for the moment.. we'll find some new way to regulate sex for money.  Maybe license it like medicine or hair dressing.

There are two options currently in place around the world. In Scandinavia they made offering sexual services legal, but purchasing the same services illegal. That effectively flips the legal onus, allowing sex workers to see legal help without fear of ending up behind bars themselves.

Here in NZ, we went in another direction: we simply made prostitution legal (though forcing someone into prostitution is still illegal). There are limits on where sex work can happen, but other than that it's pretty open. 12 years on, we haven't devolved into a hive of sin and inequity. Sex workers even have a support organisation (the NZ Prostitutes' Collective) they can turn to, if needed.

*nods nods*  I'm not concerned for anyone's soul other than my own.  Someone wants to sell sex, and buy sex?  Ain't my body.  As long as they're not helping the procreation of super diseases?  Hump like bunnies!  If we really wanted to regulate sex work, it wouldn't be too hard.  License it.  Medical screening mandatory.  Tada.  Hell, it'd even be taxable!  One step closer to a balanced US budget!
12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: June 20, 2015, 01:15:29 PM
Really radical idea:  Repeal the laws that do not have the intended effect.

Gun control doesn't reduce violent crime?  Dump it.
Banning drugs doesn't even make the price drop?  Legalize them.  (Don't tax them so much that you create new black markets.  Looking at you New York City and the taxes that are so high it is worth smuggling from Virginia and causing street violence over who gets to sell where.)
IDEFK what problem banning prostitution is supposed to solve.  But if you want to reduce human trafficking you have to make sure the trafficked don't need to confess to being criminals to get help.

We should probably also cut the 72,000+ page federal tax code by about 90% too.

Crime in the US is a fascinating beast.  We use it as a weapon, as a measuring stick and as a deterrent, all in one.  But as any abused child can tell you, after you get punched in the face by dad a few times, the affect starts to warp.  You can't destroy someone's life, then expect them to go get a better one in the same breath, while at the same time telling them they're terrible people.

I would love a study to see what happens when you take away Prison to all but the most serious of offenses, and from there you monetize crime.  And, let's keep it fair.  The rich doing DWIs (DWIs is one of the most annoying crimes on the planet to me) because they don't even have to blink at a $10K fine days are over.  DWI will be.. let's say.. restitution to any affected parties PLUS 25% of your gross, tax-write off immune yearly income for 3 years.  You make $1 Million Dollars?  You owe $750,000 over 3 years.  You make $40k?  You owe $30k over 3 years.  If you keep doing it, it's +15% to a max of 60%.  Learn to not drink and drive or go poor.  Hardship crimes?  Lets say Burglary, theft, non-violent property crimes.  These folks are probably already having a hard time.  So, Social Program with a deferred penalty.  Educate them to the point where they're employable, maybe even state and corporate coop agreements for internships for experience, then the first 3 years of a real job, we take a percentage of their pay for their crime. 

Prostitution?  The CDC probably declares it illegal to prevent STD spreading.  And that's probably not a terrible idea.  They mandated STD testing in the Adult Film Industry and they STILL have HIV problems.  Arguments can be made that isn't dating just a social form of prostitution, and there is an argument to be had there.. but.. for the moment.. we'll find some new way to regulate sex for money.  Maybe license it like medicine or hair dressing. 

Human traffickers?  Great news.  We'll legalize and control the distribution of drugs.  Though, we should probably keep crazy hard stuff a no-no. (Humans aren't smart enough to fully monitor themselves.)  So, with that out of the way, the DEA is going to have alot of time on their hands.  Easy enough!  Spin those gun loving fools around and sick them on Human Traffickers. 

Murder / Rape / Abuse of a Child / etc.  You still go to prison.  But we're going to be taking away things.  Like Air Conditioning and Cable TV.  At least at first.  We have a convict work program of some sort.  They do a good job, they get good things.  They do bad things, they get an outsourced prison term to India. 
13  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: June 17, 2015, 03:37:41 PM
Horizon: Zero Dawn

For the record, this is why Koala's players aren't allowed to have nice things.

Civilization ended.  K.  You're a survivor.  K.  You're back to cave people mode.  K.  You hunt robotic animals which seem to have rocket launchers and resemble T-Rex and a Gazelle.   Shocked Shocked Shocked
14  Legacy Games / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: So... Spycraft 3.0 is a bit down the road. What about that ol' 2.0? on: June 15, 2015, 09:10:40 AM
Apologies for the delay.  Daughter caught EV-68 (or so doc thought.) so... rough end of the week and weekend.  I'll get typing today and tomorrow!
15  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: June 12, 2015, 04:46:53 PM
I grabbed Grey Goo.  No idea WHEN I'll get to play it, but it's now in my library.  Right next to the PS4 that probably has 17 system updates.
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