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16  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: September 04, 2014, 05:00:07 PM
You are forgetting her role as Dot Matrix in Space Balls. There is room to acknowledge her passing. Sad

The Auld grump
17  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: August 13, 2014, 07:16:25 PM
we already said wolverine cant name another one.

I'm thinking we're heading into "can't start a thread ever again" territory here.

We shan't enter "burn the witch to save the witch" territory, birthday man. Wink
What if he weighs as much as a duck?

The Auld Grump
18  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Koala, something for you. on: August 11, 2014, 08:36:21 PM
Not if it happens before it's meant to.
Or when the bad guys have thoughtfully locked the doors after the PCs have set the timers, but before they have gotten out of the building....

The Auld Grump
19  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Third Decade on: August 11, 2014, 08:33:51 PM
I remember 30. It was good.

Have fun with it!

I am 30 next year, like I said.  I'll remember to have fun with it when it comes, though.  Grin
Feare naught, yngling... 31 ist when aet aye goes ta ye crapper.

The Auld Grump
20  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: August 11, 2014, 08:32:08 PM
this year just got worse much much worse.

Robin Williams found dead.

...and there went my vacation mojo...
A publicly announced gamer.

A man with a firm grasp on the absurd.

And it looks like suicide is the cause - untreated depression.  Cry

I have had my own bouts with depression... and I really wish that he had sought treatment - he is a man that is leaving a legacy behind, and will be sorely, sorely missed.

Sleep well, Mork.

The Auld Grump
21  Community / Off-Topic / Re: How to run Shadowrun on: August 03, 2014, 09:25:55 PM
I still remember my players' reactions when they got a panicked call from the Johnson - telling them that the balloon had gone up, and that he was sending transport to pull them out immediately.

The fact that he sent transport meant that from that point on they trusted him. He didn't abandon them, and he got them out. And paid them - no bonus, but they got paid.

Then he got assassinated by the guy just below him on the chain of command....

The Auld Grump - him, they didn't trust....
22  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: July 20, 2014, 10:55:01 PM
James Garner, dead at 86.
Maverick remains my favorite TV western.

But the Rockford Files... I have borrowed that character, and filed off the serial numbers so danged often. Sad

Rest in peace, Mr. Garner.

The Auld Grump
23  Community / Off-Topic / Re: KickStarter thread on: July 12, 2014, 09:59:54 PM
There is now a free sample on RPGNow.

The Auld Grump
24  Community / Off-Topic / Re: KickStarter thread on: July 10, 2014, 10:00:00 PM
Last days for Lord Zsezse's Elven Structures Kickstarter.

I don't know if anybody is using Fantasy Craft to run an Elder Scrolls style game (I think that it would be a great fit) - but the textures would fit right in for Ayleids structures:

The Auld Grump
25  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: June 15, 2014, 06:04:20 PM
Casey Kasem - American Top Forty and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo.

Francis Matthews - the voice of Captain Scarlet on Captain Scarlet and the Mysterions.

My childhood just took a sucker punch to the guts. Sad

The Auld Grump
26  Community / Off-Topic / Re: US Goverment's digital miscreantism on: June 07, 2014, 09:11:07 PM
I don't know if it counts, but the NSA is trying to develop a program to automatically detect sarcasm on Twitter....  Shocked

I... have this strange urge to create a Twitter account, just so that I can blow their curve....

The Auld Grump, who is never sarcastic... nor does he understand the meaning of the word 'irony'.
27  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Deadzone on: May 30, 2014, 04:33:04 PM
They... are very different games - similar number of models, similar likelihood of getting killed in combat... and everything else is different.  Huh?

I like both, but I think that Deadzone gets the edge - the campaign system is great.

Looking at the Brokkr - which look like SF dwarfs done for 10,000 Bullets -

I think that it is the orange - looks like prison uniforms.

But the clothes also works for miners, which is what these folks are supposed to be.

These... look like player characters, some how.... Smiley

The Auld Grump
28  Legacy Games / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: [Request] Florida Based Fallout Campaign? on: May 27, 2014, 10:44:28 PM
*Blows the dust off*

Looks like I will be restarting this in the summer, some time. Smiley

My notes seem to have gone missing, but I have left info in a few forums, so recreating it is possible, Smiley

I blame Wasteland II....

The Auld Grump
29  Community / Off-Topic / Re: D&D Next Going Live In July on: May 21, 2014, 09:56:49 AM
Ok, that release schedule is just plain WEIRD.

Is the players handbook a stand-lone game? because I may not be interested in the starter box, and that suggests it's actually unplayable until the DMG is out. That or the "Starter" is actually required components in all configurations.

I also find it a little awkward its says Dungeons & Dragons on each cover twice - once at the top and once in the red splash lower left.
I... kind of suspect that they ran into some snags....

3.5 had the PHB released with enough lead time for Gen Con that folks could be familiar with the rules at Gen Con.

Releasing at Gen Con is one of those things that sounds good, but....

The Auld Grump
30  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Repeat List on: May 19, 2014, 11:14:20 PM
I am going through a railway phase - preparation for a classroom concert in about six months time... (I have and know an awful lot of railroad songs... picking out the ones to use in a forty-five minute class is the difficulty....)

Listening to some of the railway songs from Great Britain, most particularly Dave Goulder - Big Bertha and Ewan McColl - Song of the Iron Road.

The Auld Grump
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