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2017-09-29 07:29:16 AM  
6 votes:
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2017-09-29 10:19:11 PM  
4 votes:
Sorry for the multi posting... it's the 35th anniversary of the Commodore 64 so guess what's coming

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To come with 64 games and a classic style joystick

http://www.pcgamer.com/commodore-64-mini-will-come-with-64-games-and-​a​-classic-style-joystick/
2017-09-29 01:21:38 PM  
4 votes:
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My wife just came in the door and gave me this. She is the best.
2017-09-29 10:51:59 AM  
4 votes:
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/coming 2018...
2017-09-29 01:47:52 AM  
4 votes:
Why has no one released a sequel to The Bard's Tale remake? There are plenty of writers looking for work., and Carey Elwes could use the money. Negotiate for the rights, hire a modeler and and a landscape artist for a couple of months to start, then then make sure Elwes is on board, choose an off-the shelf engine, then shop it to a publisher. Shouldn't take more than a year of development if you can hire the right programmers and artists. Then 6 months or so for tweaking, new dialogue etc., and another 6 months of beta testing.

I think in 2 years you could double your money on $80-100 mil, as long as you didn't get too ambitious and instead focused on story, then dialogue, then voice acting between characters, and ignored the stupid 100% thing where ou have to find some robin's egg high up in a tree that you can only get to using a teleport spell at exactly the right spot.

Aim for 40-60 hours off gameplay instead of 200+ by putting in senseless fetch quests all the way across the map. And if you do, do it sarcastically, with him biatching about the whole way. That game was brilliantly written and Elwes made it happen with his snark.
2017-09-30 01:00:36 AM  
3 votes:

Some Guy In A Waistcoat: I actually remember the first game I played on a C64. Darkman - which was actually pretty damn good for a game based a movie. Especially at the time.


I had so much fun on the C64 back in the day (and the VIC 20). The memory sticking out in my mind at the moment is Impossible Mission lol.

Impossible Mission (C64): Another visitor! Stay a while; stay forever!
Youtube i1_fDwX1VVY
2017-09-29 10:20:37 PM  
3 votes:
Finally got bored and bought Mad Max.

Man that game is fun.
2017-09-29 09:29:58 PM  
3 votes:

MickOTool: I somehow missed the CK2 sale last week, which is a bummer, I was waiting for that to go on sale, I guess I'll just have to wait a little longer.


https://isthereanydeal.com/search/?q=crusader+kings

Is there any deal is your friend. Highly recommended.
2017-09-29 12:08:46 PM  
3 votes:
I have been spending my last month studying for my oral boards in surgery on top of my normal 60-80 hour per week day job so I haven't had much time for gaming, but I have been watching some of the Christopher Odd YouTube videos about War of the Chosen to at least satisfy part of my craving.  I actually finally bought it off Green Man Gaming the night after the test and I just found out yesterday that I passed (that's right, Dr. Nick Riviera is now certified by the American Board of Surgery), so I am going to spend a good chunk of the weekend digging into that.

I also got my wife the Monster Box of Monsters expansion for the Hogwarts Battle card game about a month ago for her birthday but we haven't played it yet, so that looks like a likely activity for this weekend as well.
2017-09-29 10:22:43 AM  
3 votes:

GhostfacedFiddlah: Panic!  PANIC!  I'm DMing my first game in decades in a full-day adventure on Sunday.  I'm running a homegrown campaign, and I'm nowhere near ready.  My mind is chock-full of D&D rules, gods and cosmology, not to mention the map, encounters, and characters of the first adventure.   I ... may have overextended myself.

The campaign's heavy on universe-mechanics (a wizard tries to understand the gods scientifically), so I've been cramming like crazy.

I also bought a few minis and I'm really happy with the results.  I've got a beholder (zombie) to scare the shiat out of the PCs, and a glabrezu as the Big Bad.  When the party first sees it, it's battling a halfling, with both of them locked in stasis.  The scale of the models is exactly what I wanted, with the glabrezu towering over the halfling, almost 3x the height.

2 more days and still so much prep to do.  Wish me luck.


Step one: Breathe!
Step two: Get a rough outline of where you want the part to good with hooks and the like, but have a few back up options as well.
Step three: You don't have to be perfect, all DMs make mistakes and forget rules occasionally, just be fair.
Step four: Don't be afraid to steal, modify some AL and DMs Guild modules for your campaign, especially in the beginning.
2017-09-28 09:55:19 PM  
3 votes:
I've been on an old school Sierra kick.  Just finished King's Quest VI, and am having another go at the Quest For Glory series (GoodOldGames and Steam both sell all 5 games as a set for 9.99).
2017-10-01 12:32:31 AM  
2 votes:
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My CK2 game ended. :D

Got the Survivor achievement.

MickOTool: Thanks, I'll keep an eye out, sometimes I hate that I'm so cheap but there are too many good games already, no reason to spend more than I have to.


You're welcome! Think of all the extra games you can get with the money saved! :D
2017-09-29 09:20:18 PM  
2 votes:
Get the original Fallout free on Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/38400/Fallout_A_Post_Nuclear_Role_P​l​aying_Game/

Bethesda is giving Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game away for FREE on Steam in honor of its 20th birthday!

Get Fallout FREE on Steam until Saturday at 11:59PM Pacific Time!

Also, enjoy up to 50% off Fallout Shelter Bundles through the weekend. Offer ends Monday at 11:59PM Pacific Time.
2017-09-29 06:38:47 PM  
2 votes:
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It's so little...
2017-09-29 03:22:44 PM  
2 votes:

Thunderjacob: Side note because it just came up at work::

Age of Mythology is the best RTS. Fight me.


That's a funny way to misspell Red Alert 2.
2017-09-29 01:17:49 PM  
2 votes:

GhostfacedFiddlah: shortymac: GhostfacedFiddlah: Panic!  PANIC!  I'm DMing my first game in decades in a full-day adventure on Sunday.  I'm running a homegrown campaign, and I'm nowhere near ready.  My mind is chock-full of D&D rules, gods and cosmology, not to mention the map, encounters, and characters of the first adventure.   I ... may have overextended myself.

The campaign's heavy on universe-mechanics (a wizard tries to understand the gods scientifically), so I've been cramming like crazy.

I also bought a few minis and I'm really happy with the results.  I've got a beholder (zombie) to scare the shiat out of the PCs, and a glabrezu as the Big Bad.  When the party first sees it, it's battling a halfling, with both of them locked in stasis.  The scale of the models is exactly what I wanted, with the glabrezu towering over the halfling, almost 3x the height.

2 more days and still so much prep to do.  Wish me luck.

Step one: Breathe!
Step two: Get a rough outline of where you want the part to good with hooks and the like, but have a few back up options as well.
Step three: You don't have to be perfect, all DMs make mistakes and forget rules occasionally, just be fair.
Step four: Don't be afraid to steal, modify some AL and DMs Guild modules for your campaign, especially in the beginning.

Good advice.  I read similar advice in The Lazy DM: Re-skin existing creatures as something unique.  I wanted to create a creepy vibe, so I'm including some "Scuttlers", which are large fleshy crabs with humanoid faces.  But I'm just using the stats from Giant Centipedes rather than try to roll my own monsters.


Don't be afraid to fudge your rolls in the interest of fun.

ALMOST dying on the first fight is fun.  ACTUALLY dying in the first fight farking sucks, especially if you're the only one who goes down.

/double especially if it's due to a lucky crit from an enemy.
2017-09-29 10:46:11 AM  
2 votes:

leeto2: Mike_LowELL: It's about those special moments where someone on the other team shoots the hostage for no reason whatsoever.

Or in my case planting the cluster bomb on the ONE window where the hostage was on the other side..LOL


*takes notes*

Subtle griefing is the best griefing, because there's bad people, on both, on both sides.  Very bad people.
2017-09-29 10:12:27 AM  
2 votes:

Atomic Jonb: So far Stellaris is a lot of empire micromanaging (exploration and expansion phase on my first run-through) and it seems OK. I like it better than Masters of Orion 3, but it doesn't seem to have the charm of 2, although that's what it most reminds me of.


I like Stellaris, but it takes F O R E V E R. And I feel like everything is going along swimmingly, then some random empire gets pissed and cleans my clock.
2017-09-29 09:55:50 AM  
2 votes:
I want, I want, I WANT!

Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Trailer #2
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2017-09-29 09:40:59 AM  
2 votes:
I found a ZX Spectrum emulator and I am playing "Jumping Jack" from 1983ish...

Still can't finish it though.
2017-09-29 09:26:37 AM  
2 votes:
Panic!  PANIC!  I'm DMing my first game in decades in a full-day adventure on Sunday.  I'm running a homegrown campaign, and I'm nowhere near ready.  My mind is chock-full of D&D rules, gods and cosmology, not to mention the map, encounters, and characters of the first adventure.   I ... may have overextended myself.

The campaign's heavy on universe-mechanics (a wizard tries to understand the gods scientifically), so I've been cramming like crazy.

I also bought a few minis and I'm really happy with the results.  I've got a beholder (zombie) to scare the shiat out of the PCs, and a glabrezu as the Big Bad.  When the party first sees it, it's battling a halfling, with both of them locked in stasis.  The scale of the models is exactly what I wanted, with the glabrezu towering over the halfling, almost 3x the height.

2 more days and still so much prep to do.  Wish me luck.
2017-09-29 09:14:56 AM  
2 votes:
Well, I've been a terrible gamer. Basically, all I've been playing this week is this glorified Bejeweled clone with anime boobs:
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I bought it as part of a Humble Bundle, so my success at seeing all the cartoon breasts did at least effectively include a charitable donation.

I see that Lego Jurassic World is on sale on Steam, so I may buy that. Also, I'm going to finish out both XCOM: Enemy Unknown & Brütal Legendthis week to get my 12in12 back on track.

Also, here's a link to one of my Minecraft streams where I die. A lot.
Bad Minecraft Dad Live Stream - Livestockalypse
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2017-09-28 08:56:37 PM  
2 votes:
Been playing FarCry Primal lately. Burned through most of the main quests, too many games unplayed to deal with the million fetch/find things, so it won't get a 100%. As for old games, as always I play AoEII. Just picked up the most recent expansion - gotta love a game that puts out expansions on probably 20 year old products.
2017-09-30 06:27:40 PM  
1 vote:
Just a quick heads up. If the Mutant Football League demo doesn't work for you there is a patch coming. A number of antiviruses (Avast, Avira etc) flag it once it's running, essentially causing it to hang.

The devs are looking into the situation and will patch it.
2017-09-30 12:19:18 PM  
1 vote:

NathanAllen: Finally got bored and bought Mad Max.

Man that game is fun.


That game is the gold standard for what a movie tie in should be.
2017-09-30 06:34:23 AM  
1 vote:

Grither: Wow, no love for Heat Signature in this thread? That's what me and all my friends are currently obsessed with.


It is my current gaming obsession; 36 hours so far, and loving it (even when I massively screw up, heh.) I have noticed that it becomes more of a planning game the longer your characters survive. The potential for epic stories is fairly high, too. I love running into a room with five guards, slamming two of them in the face with dual-wielded wrenches, throwing both wrenches to knock out two more guards, and then teleporting one of the wrenches back into my hand to knock out the fifth...all in a few seconds

I had to divert some time to Eve Valkyrie: Warzone, since we're interviewing and livestreaming with at least one of the dev team on our podcast today (three and a half hours from now.)
2017-09-30 01:19:37 AM  
1 vote:
I haven't read the whole thread yet, but the question was asked, so here's my info:

Current game: Stellaris, with the Star Trek New Horizon mod. I'm not that far into it yet, just 3 hours, but damn, it is fun, and the music is excellent. Sometimes I stop playing and just listen to it for a while. Very soothing.

Old game: Xenonaughts. Three missions in so far, one dead soldier (threw a grenade next to a dude, thinking he still had time units left. He did not. R. I. P.). Also great fun. Graphics are meh, but I have never really cared much about graphics if the game play is good.  It is.
2017-09-30 01:14:57 AM  
1 vote:
Just to help out others who may be on the fence for Mutant Football League

http://store.steampowered.com/app/529520/Mutant_Football_League/

There's a free demo.
2017-09-29 05:45:28 PM  
1 vote:
playing alot of warthunder and elite dangerous..... mostly elite since warthunders turned into a very unballanced pile of shiat past 5.7 br elite wise 2.4 is here and i now have anti thargoid missles and am having a blast fighting them. we got the third or second thargoid kill in game
Killing a Thargoid Highlight Reel | Elite Dangerous 2.4 PC Gameplay
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2017-09-29 05:14:08 PM  
1 vote:
Still playing Stellaris.  Lots of mods.  Life draining away.
2017-09-29 04:21:33 PM  
1 vote:

Karac: The only thing I didn't like about Dungeon Hack was that, as a single character 2nd edition AD&D game, you were pretty much required to be multiclass. Cleric/Mage or Cleric/Mage/Fighter were the only viable options.


That's the major reason I chose Cleric/Mage lol.

I didn't trust the game not to starve me to death, give me undead/lycanthropes and no magical weapons, etc.

I figured if I took Cleric I'd eventually get "create food and water" and as a mage I can identify items without either a) savescumming or b) playing "let's see what this thing does, please don't be cursed". Plus Clerics can do Flame Blade and kill undead/lycanthropes that way.

(Yes, there's an exploit where you can throw any item and it'll damage even undead/lycanthropes but that's kind of cheesy).
2017-09-29 03:58:45 PM  
1 vote:

Last Man on Earth: Epicedion: Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: palelizard: Does anyone remember the game which used to advertise in Dragon magazine with art of a graffiti wall/alley saying "Always outnumbered, never outgunned"? There may have been a dead person on the ground kinda Borderlands looking and I think the game was cyberpunk-y/dystopian future. I cannot remember the name.

Also, scalpers have the SNES up to $180 on Amazon. People are assholes.

Honestly, sounds exactly like an ad for Shadowrun.

If that grabs your interest, the Shadowrun Returns games are excellent and sort of sequels to the SNES Shadowrun game.

Well, let's be fair, Dead Man's Switch (the basic Shadowrun Returns) was just "pretty good."  It was pretty linear, party members were mostly personality-less hirelings, and there were very few chances to avoid combat.  The story was somewhat interesting, since it's a fairly major part of the Shadowrun lore, but not fantastic.

Dragonfall and Hong Kong, on the other hand, were phenomenal.  The devs definitely learned from their mistakes and audience feedback on the main game, and they build excellent Shadowrun experiences for the expansions/sequels.  Personally, I preferred Hong Kong over Dragonfall, but I can't recommend either one strongly enough.


Yes, I was a backer for both SR:R and HK. I love those games.
2017-09-29 03:39:32 PM  
1 vote:

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: palelizard: Does anyone remember the game which used to advertise in Dragon magazine with art of a graffiti wall/alley saying "Always outnumbered, never outgunned"? There may have been a dead person on the ground kinda Borderlands looking and I think the game was cyberpunk-y/dystopian future. I cannot remember the name.

Also, scalpers have the SNES up to $180 on Amazon. People are assholes.

Honestly, sounds exactly like an ad for Shadowrun.


If that grabs your interest, the Shadowrun Returns games are excellent and sort of sequels to the SNES Shadowrun game.
2017-09-29 03:10:49 PM  
1 vote:
I'm playing Fallout 4 again, but with the Sim Settlements mod and a bunch of its add-ons. It turns settlement-building into a post-apocalyptic shantytown version of SimCity. It's a lot of fun, but there's still a mediocre RPG getting in the way of my city-building.
2017-09-29 03:02:15 PM  
1 vote:

born_yesterday: WickerNipple: [upload.wikimedia.org image 271x377]

How is this one?  Still playing the first WH one occasionally;. have loved the series since the first Shogun TW.


Better in just about every way.  Runs a little chunky on my machine, but I expect that'll get cleaned up in a few weeks when some optimization patches land.
2017-09-29 03:02:00 PM  
1 vote:

doctorguilty: I finally tore the shrinkwrap off my copy of Skyrim Legendary Edition for my PS3. I've only just started, but it's been fun so far. I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about.


If it's anything like Oblivion on the PS3.....throw it in the trash and save yourself the frustration on waking up to all your 100+ hour savegames corrupted.

Anything Elder Scrolls or Fallout is best played on a PC.  Not for the PCMR 4K on Ultra settings bragging rights, but for the unofficial patches.  It's sad that every Bethesda game is so broken unofficial community patches are required to actually play and finish them.

I've bought Morrowind GOTY on Xbox and both Oblivion and Oblivion GOTY on PS3 and I've yet to beat any of them due to stupid bugs....random quests I don't even remember on Morrowind and Oblivion....save game corruptions on Oblivion GOTY.  I've beat every single one on PC with DLC thanks to unofficial patches....not gonna say beat without issues on PC, but I beat them.

Then there are all the mods and better graphics and graphics mods for even betterer graphics.....and yeah, the Xbox One mods don't count since we can't use most of the worth a shiat bug fixing mods or overhauls or things involving scripting or animations....
2017-09-29 02:28:32 PM  
1 vote:
I'm diving into Destiny 2's Crucible for the first time. I'm not really much of a competitive PVP player in general, I much prefer coop play, but it's been more fun than I suspected it would be. I'm not spectacular or anything, but I'm holding my own despite apparently being the only person to not use the MIDA.

As for old games, I'm finally getting around to completing Anachronox. I've had it since release, and it should probably be counted as a mortal sin to have not finished it. Grabbed the GoG copy, because they are motherfarking compatibility wizards, and installed on my Surface last night.
2017-09-29 01:57:48 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, keep forgetting it's Friday and then I see this thread... I need a nap!

Grabed Metroid: Samus Returns over the weekend and enjoying that quite a bit. It definitely shows its age in things like the lack of enemy variety, but definitely a lot of fun.

Some of the bosses can be frustrating though, right now I'm stuck on the robot thing and trying to scour the planet for more energy tanks. All I keep finding are missiles though...
2017-09-29 01:11:55 PM  
1 vote:

shortymac: GhostfacedFiddlah: Panic!  PANIC!  I'm DMing my first game in decades in a full-day adventure on Sunday.  I'm running a homegrown campaign, and I'm nowhere near ready.  My mind is chock-full of D&D rules, gods and cosmology, not to mention the map, encounters, and characters of the first adventure.   I ... may have overextended myself.

The campaign's heavy on universe-mechanics (a wizard tries to understand the gods scientifically), so I've been cramming like crazy.

I also bought a few minis and I'm really happy with the results.  I've got a beholder (zombie) to scare the shiat out of the PCs, and a glabrezu as the Big Bad.  When the party first sees it, it's battling a halfling, with both of them locked in stasis.  The scale of the models is exactly what I wanted, with the glabrezu towering over the halfling, almost 3x the height.

2 more days and still so much prep to do.  Wish me luck.

Step one: Breathe!
Step two: Get a rough outline of where you want the part to good with hooks and the like, but have a few back up options as well.
Step three: You don't have to be perfect, all DMs make mistakes and forget rules occasionally, just be fair.
Step four: Don't be afraid to steal, modify some AL and DMs Guild modules for your campaign, especially in the beginning.


Good advice.  I read similar advice in The Lazy DM: Re-skin existing creatures as something unique.  I wanted to create a creepy vibe, so I'm including some "Scuttlers", which are large fleshy crabs with humanoid faces.  But I'm just using the stats from Giant Centipedes rather than try to roll my own monsters.
2017-09-29 12:27:31 PM  
1 vote:
Finally found a boxed copy of Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday for SG. Only $55. Everything still there, even the map and TSR ads.

Game is hard as balls. Kinda knew that going in...

Also; day number 1,3XX: Still no US edition of Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls...
2017-09-29 12:20:37 PM  
1 vote:
Been kicking around in Rimworld, doing a very good job at having things snowball out of control to the point that I got everyone deathly injured and then a lightning storm hit, lit stuff on fire and burned everything to the ground.

Also playing some Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock   I'm enjoying it so far for the space naval warfare that you've always wanted and at the same time feeling like I just want a little more of everything.  That said, it does feel nice to blow up some toasters.

I should do another round or two ofarkII or EUIV, but if I'm gonna do that I need to like block out an entire day, or deal with only doing 50-60 years at a time over a couple weeks.

Hmm....also Re: Stellaris......I haven't played in awhile, but I really which one of these Space 4x's could figure out how to implement an old Star Trek style neutral zone.   None of this 'our borders touch' nonsense.   Just some expansive neutral zones that don't actually restrict travel, but you can set up monitoring stations and whatnot and use neutral zone infractions as pretexts for war or concessions.
2017-09-29 12:02:41 PM  
1 vote:

Atomic Jonb: If you play a character without an "Identify" spell, you can find in-game artifacts that will ID items for you. I think they were called looking glasses, or something like that. Its been a long, long time since I've played Dungeon Hack. I remember it was alternating fun and then frustrating as hell. But then again, I was never a big fan of rogue-likes.


Yup, scrying glasses or scrying mirrors. I can't remember which hehe. But you only get around 3 uses on each. I'd rather go cleric/mage and be able to identify all the stuff I want.
2017-09-29 11:38:50 AM  
1 vote:
2017-09-29 11:35:43 AM  
1 vote:
D&D Roguelike! │ Dungeon Hack #1
Youtube VgjjvZKBJds


You can set a ton of options. Underwater levels? Undead? Amount of food you use? Amount of keys? Amount of treasure? Fight difficulty? Number of floors? Etc.
2017-09-29 11:34:44 AM  
1 vote:
Regarding playing an older game... many years ago (when it was new, and even years later) I'd heard nothing but good things about Dungeon Hack. Infinite replayability, etc. But other than screenshots in magazines/websites, I'd never seen the game in action really, or played it. (None of my friends had it).

But then my favourite YouTuber did a LP of it


Let's Play Dungeon Hack #01: Introduction
Youtube 0qJIgoONLGk


And I thought "I need to buy this." Then I discovered I already owned it from one of the GOG collections, and now I can't stop playing it lol.

In fact, here's the dungeon I'm slogging through now (I took a screenie of the code if you'd like to join me in spirit). Use the dungeon seed below and you'll get the same dungeon I have:


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It was late at night, I couldn't think of a good character name so I went with Jacqueline. A Cleric/Mage so I can identify things. I chose Normal, and didn't set any custom options.

(For those who don't know you can set a TON of options. I'll link a YT video demonstrating that in my next post.
2017-09-29 11:22:10 AM  
1 vote:

Aar1012: I'm currently sitting outside Target to get a SNES Classic. It's 4:35 AM.


Never heard of emulators eh?
2017-09-29 11:01:48 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, no love for Heat Signature in this thread? That's what me and all my friends are currently obsessed with.
2017-09-29 10:07:50 AM  
1 vote:
Been tooling around with Tropico 5. Never played any of the series. So I guess this answers the old game question.
2017-09-29 10:06:33 AM  
1 vote:

Petey4335: GRCooper: Still computerless for the next week and a half, so living vicariously through forums about the big Elite Dangerous update.

Any of you E:D guys been blowed up by Thargoids yet?

No.  But I am 2000 LY away from home, on my way to 3 lonely little neutron stars I found while searching for them.  They are not all that near to any nebula or other points of interests.  I have about 10 more hops to go to the first one and I haven't seen a claimed system in the last 10.  I may be able to claim then?

I have only been able to play about 2 or 3 hours of the update. What has changed from exploring (at least on the PS4)
-Unexplored / unpopulated systems come up as anarchy instead low security/clean now.
-I saw that there was something to do with salvage in the release notes.  So I stopped and checked the random 'unidentified signal' that pops up.  Data caches are no longer illegal.
-I will stop for more of them.  Maybe with an update, I'll get a random Thargoids encounter? Which would suck way out in deep space.  I probably have about 40 mil in exploration data saved up at this point. I have gotten really good at cool down/activate/boost/re-enter FS from the times I had a few painite from a mining run, though.  So I got that going for me, which is nice.

Wife and all my kids are busy and gone this weekend.  Not busy as in I have to do stuff, but I'm still home.  They are gone gone. I have been working mostly from just before 7am until 10 or 11pm every night this week.  I am taking time for me when I am done with work today.... and hopefully tomorrow.  And stocking up on some libations, because drinkin' and explorin' is so much fun.

/I'd say cue the pietasters, but that is probably a little obscure for most.


I haven't checked, but didn't they change the route plotting limit from 1000Ly to 20000Ly?  That would be a really nice change for exploring.
2017-09-29 10:06:23 AM  
1 vote:

DrunkenBob: Loving Wasteland 2.  Not too far into it, but they won me over with the quirks and kept me hooked when I learned that choices have consequences, completionists be damned.


Wasteland 2 is excellent.  Beware of relying heavily on snipers though, towards the end of the game, it can make one particular fight very difficult.
2017-09-29 10:06:09 AM  
1 vote:
In tabletop news:

Princes of the Apocalypse: My guys have made it to the Howling Caves deep below the Fane of the Eye and are in a race to stop the evil air cult priestess from reaching the node. My Halfling Shadow Monk managed to one-shot a demon thanks to my crit/fumble table rolling "decapitation". Showdown should be next week.

Tomb of Annihilation: We had our session 0 last week, my husband and I decided to play a married noble human couple, one from Chult and one not. My playing a sword and board fighter and hubby is playing a ranger and we plan to play up the whole "English Nobility on Holiday" angle. Hubby is a big game hunter and I'm a knight with a love for "The Art of War" quotes. Her name is Beatrix "Trixie" Caspian Rutherford and my husband's is "Wintrop Q. Rutherford".

Derelict Sky: This is a Cypher system game (Era: The Consortium), my husband is running and we are still trying to figure out the rules. It's been fun so far, we're firefly-esque crew on a mission to investigate a space refinery that, you guessed it, is full of xenomorphs and a cat. The person who hired us knew and has us in a pinch because he is threatening to destroy our ship. My character is a hacker who is desperately trying to save the cat and her crew mates' lives.

I might be able to play some skyrim this weekend, I'm finishing up the Brotherhood and Thieves' Guild quests and then will turn to the main story. Stormcloaks for life!
2017-09-29 09:55:30 AM  
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Picked up Shadow of Mordor on a $5 sale and had no real expectations for it at all, but it's actually rather fun.  You get to be both immortal and overwhelmingly powerful, but it's still not a cakewalk since there are just so many damn orcs.  The nemesis system is a great idea- you actually get to know some of the orcs (and they know you) so you end up being pissed at that one guy who's randomly shown up twice right as you're finishing a difficult fight with another named orc and called down a freaking swarm of orcs to fight all over again.

Plus, I love the bit when you call up the spirit to gain intel from an orc- - that "Forfeit your mind!" followed by the look of (really well animated) terror on the face of the orc is just awesome
2017-09-29 09:45:01 AM  
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SonsoftheSod: For Skyrim fans that don't know yet, a head's up. Unlike Fallout 4, you'll have to get the survival mode through the CC. I think the Frostfall creator is involved. Cost is 800 credits. The lowest tier for buying credits is 750, so if you've used up the free 100 when it launched for Fallout, you need spend more for the 1500 deal. However, they're making it free for the first week. The Cazador dildo using turds are trying every trick in the book.


Or, alternatively, I look for a fan-made "survival" mod on the Nexus.
2017-09-29 09:28:40 AM  
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Still trying to unlock the rest of the engineers in E:D.  I got Selene Jean,  Ishmaak and Palin this week.

I'll tell you what, I bought myself an FAS and kitted it out for that combat zone community goal last week, and that thing is FUN.  I've got a big MC on top and a big beam on the bottom, with two medium plasma accelerators on the side, and it's a blast to fly.

But for now, I'm working on the final tweaks on my explorer AspX build.  I think it'll be time to take it out into the black again.

I haven't interacted with any thargoids yet
2017-09-29 09:14:14 AM  
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Finally got a real tabletop game together instead of that adventurer's league nonsense.

Tiny little sorcerer with every elemental cantrip in the game and fireballs for days is a go.  Already managed to win a shoving match with a raging barbarian with Gust and heighten spell, just because he challenged me, and un-made a fort's entire entrenched fortifications in less than ten minutes just before an orc attack because the DM decided to play the human-majority military command as annoyingly racist, then sank all of their boats when they tried to escape.

// Yes, I have the power of Heart, too.  It's called the "friends" cantrip.
2017-09-29 09:10:13 AM  
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Slaxl: C&C Tiberium Wars! Take that you filthy Nod bastards!

I can't believe it's 10 years old. Well, I can when I look at the graphics, but besides that, I can't believe it.


Me, i'm playing Tiberium Sun. It's 17 years old and i'm still having a blast. Which answers both questions in the headline.
2017-09-29 09:02:27 AM  
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Arcade game called reactor. Still fun, still stupidly hard.
2017-09-29 12:40:40 AM  
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Steam had Tropico 4 and all it's DLC on sale. Giving Offworld Trading Co. a rest and starting that.
2017-09-28 11:49:06 PM  
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I'm about 160 hours into my very first runthrough of Skyrim. I killed Alduin 20 or so hours ago, and helped conquer most of Skyrim (for the Stormcloaks) like 50 hours ago. There are still holdout cities and camps with unkillable legates. I assume this means I'm not done yet, but I'm not sure. In the meantime, I'm just knocking out side quests left and right.

Any advice?
 
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