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Title: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on July 12, 2011, 08:59:31 PM
As Ross said, "HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING, Is a way of life."

So yeah lets start sharing the awesome.

We're Alive (http://www.zombiepodcast.com/The_Zombie_Podcast/Main.html)

Also

I'm giving a shout out to Necrotizing Fasciitis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necrotizing_fasciitis)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 12, 2011, 10:54:48 PM
speaking of flesh eating http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/krokodil-the-drug-that-eats-junkies-2300787.html
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Dawnsteel on July 13, 2011, 08:04:54 PM

I'm giving a shout out to Necrotizing Fasciitis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necrotizing_fasciitis)

Had that a year ago Friday. Holla!

(It was awful, I do not recommend it. And thank Cthulhu I couldn't Google it while I was hospitalized, I think I'm much better off not knowing how close to death I came until I was on the upswing.)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on July 14, 2011, 12:37:16 AM
HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING

http://www.freakangels.com/?p=23
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on September 05, 2011, 02:51:25 PM
HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING

After hearing RPPR's glowing review of The Noodle Company... I went there.


AMAZING!

http://www.noodles.com/locations/location.php?s=565

Eat there!

Wisconsin Mac and Cheese with breaded chicken. Oh my god!!!!! I thought I was going to have a fat attack.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 05, 2011, 03:30:05 PM
TURTIE NEEDS WORK YOU GUYS http://www.stevewolfhard.com/turtie/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Salkovich on September 22, 2011, 06:27:08 PM
Resing this thread to post this: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310707

Somebody made Lovecraftian conversions of Warhammer 40k models.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on September 22, 2011, 10:49:45 PM
I love them, freaking classic.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: SageNytell on September 22, 2011, 11:12:20 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_%28flamethrower%29
Found this while researching a comment on the main podcast. I dunno about you guys, but I think it would be hilarious to be tooling around in my flame-spewing NISSAN DEATH VERSA  8)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on September 23, 2011, 01:00:18 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_%28flamethrower%29
Found this while researching a comment on the main podcast. I dunno about you guys, but I think it would be hilarious to be tooling around in my flame-spewing NISSAN DEATH VERSA  8)

Quote
In South Africa, it is legal to use lethal force in self-defence if in fear of one's life, and ownership of flamethrowers is unrestricted.

I think that's all that needs said.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Z on October 06, 2011, 09:29:38 PM
hey http://www.causticsodapodcast.com/ is pretty good if you like listening to cool people talk about terrible shit

i recommend the tuberculosis episode
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on October 19, 2011, 02:49:35 PM
Hay Guys! Do you have any dead relatives or pets that you want to turn into pottery? These people can help: http://www.artofmemoriesonline.com/#!

Quote from: From the Testimonials
When Spreading Ashes isn't enough...
My grandparents desire was to have their ashes scattered together. The place they chose, while having resonance for some family members, had none for me.  I held back some ashes from both hoping to find the perfect solution .Jeff and Amy cast them together in a piece that I have out all the time. I can put things in it on their special days, they play a role in holidays and I have the enjoyment of seeing them every day. The story behind the creation of the piece is as magical as the piece itself. Kris
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Mckma on October 19, 2011, 03:42:26 PM
For some reason the questions about incorporating multiple individuals into one work really weirded me out...
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Salkovich on October 19, 2011, 07:04:45 PM
Hay Guys! Do you have any dead relatives or pets that you want to turn into pottery? These people can help: http://www.artofmemoriesonline.com/#!

Quote from: From the Testimonials
When Spreading Ashes isn't enough...
My grandparents desire was to have their ashes scattered together. The place they chose, while having resonance for some family members, had none for me.  I held back some ashes from both hoping to find the perfect solution .Jeff and Amy cast them together in a piece that I have out all the time. I can put things in it on their special days, they play a role in holidays and I have the enjoyment of seeing them every day. The story behind the creation of the piece is as magical as the piece itself. Kris


NOPE. Chuck Testa.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on October 19, 2011, 08:15:21 PM
NOPE. Chuck Testa.

I love how this has become the new forum response to almost everything.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Dawnsteel on October 22, 2011, 01:29:52 PM
HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING


Dr. Seuss' The Call Of Cthulhu.

http://drfaustusau.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Moondog on October 24, 2011, 05:47:48 PM
HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING

PATHFINDER + ENRGISH CAMPAIGN = AWESOME

http://www.youtube.com/user/OppaiMiya#p/u/15/6Is7oIT9tbI

It's one of those things. You can *tell* a lot of work went into everything, but the Engrish just makes it so unintentionally hilarious. Also Japan.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 25, 2011, 12:35:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/E9fI3.gif)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Mckma on October 29, 2011, 01:01:55 AM
Yo!

You seen this?

http://www.hulu.com/watch/293992/spy-codename-loser

Found this show quite amusing and  so naturally thought I would share it...
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Dom on November 27, 2011, 09:57:54 AM
Hey guys have you seen this thing.

http://printrbot.com/

3D printer that will be available to all.

Look at their Kickstarter page: they have 20 days left on it and people have donated more than 800% of what it needed as of now.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on November 27, 2011, 11:39:12 AM
Hey guys have you seen this thing.

http://printrbot.com/

3D printer that will be available to all.

Look at their Kickstarter page: they have 20 days left on it and people have donated more than 800% of what it needed as of now.

Awesome.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on December 01, 2011, 05:52:43 PM
HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING

 http://www.zombiepodcast.com/The_Zombie_Podcast/DirectDownloads.html

Get caught up new season starts Jan 2nd
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Rawtooth on December 02, 2011, 05:31:34 AM
The Joker Blogs (http://www.thejokerblogs.com/community/)

Very entertaining video-blog regarding the Joker post-Dark Knight.  The entirety of series 1 is completed and series 2 is slated for a 2012 release.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Wooberman on December 03, 2011, 06:20:21 PM
HEY I was in an awesome audio drama!

http://www.19nocturneboulevard.net/11_all%20show%20pages/19Nocturne/previous%20episodes/Wax_Houses.htm

I'm Dr Grande, check it out!

EDIT- Also this - http://www.reddit.com/tb/mz1ef

Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on December 07, 2011, 08:35:05 PM
Play with this thing! I command it: http://whatthefuckismymashup.com/

Quote
MAKE SOME COFFEE; YOU'RE BUILDING A FUCKING
LIGHTWEIGHT PROTOTYPE FOR CONVERTING VISUAL BASIC GOOGLE GADGETS TO VISUALISATIONS

GET YOUR FUCKING CPU CRUNCHING ON A
PLUG & PLAY SERVER-SIDE WINK AGGREGATOR FOR ARDUINO

DINNER IS FOR THE KIND OF CHUMPS WHO COULDN'T BUILD A FUCKING
AS3 QR FRAMEWORK THAT INTEGRATES WITH SOUNDCLOUD, BUILT USING THE ABSTRACT FACTORY PATTERN
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alexander on December 08, 2011, 03:47:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQOZHEYhVtU

A slasher flick with a twist.  Wash, from Firefly, is also in the movie.  As a hillbilly, not the pilot of a midbulk transport, standard radion-accelerator core, classcode 03-K64, Firefly.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: crash2455 on December 08, 2011, 06:49:04 PM
Ross linked this a while back in the "Best Internet Vidyas" thread I think.  I still need to try and see it sometime, though.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Dawnsteel on December 09, 2011, 09:08:11 PM
Play with this thing! I command it: http://whatthefuckismymashup.com/

Holy shit. I just fell out of my chair laughing.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on December 17, 2011, 08:43:31 PM
Food mold for making chocolate D&D dice: http://offbeatbride.com/2011/11/dungeons-and-dragons-chocolate-dice-mold
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on December 20, 2011, 10:48:22 PM
http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=18&enmi=Battlestar%20Galactica

SOOOOOO FUN

Honestly I have never watched Battlestar Galactica and that makes me a horrible nerd.

This board game was tons of fun. I think the RPPR guys should make this a video project.

The lying and betrayal = awesome.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on December 22, 2011, 12:55:55 PM
This is why you should always read McSweeney's: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/when-animals-run-attack-ads
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on January 05, 2012, 12:24:00 PM
Chuck Testa now has f'n t-shirts: http://www.ojaitaxidermy.com/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on January 05, 2012, 02:17:14 PM
Is that an official hoody?


NOPE

Chuck Testa
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on January 05, 2012, 10:37:39 PM
Is that an official hoody?


NOPE

Chuck Testa

I went to buy one of the hoodies, but they don't have a 3X. The horrors of being tall with broad shoulders.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: SageNytell on January 17, 2012, 08:14:45 AM
Apocalypse Soon! Shirt Sale (http://shirt.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=21014)
Figured you guys might appreciate this. I just picked up a Cthulhu BBQ hoodie myself.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on April 10, 2012, 01:55:59 AM
Maybe i'm just really late to the party but if you guys haven't seen it... Check out (on instant stream netflix) a movie called Bronson. Damn that movie is intense, based on a true story what happens to people with player logic IRL.

I LIKE IT SO MUCH IT SHOULD BE AN RPPR SHOUTOUT FOR EPISODE 73

I want it because of reasons.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on April 17, 2012, 02:06:00 PM
For all your IRL horror needs: http://www.dreamindemon.com/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Mckma on April 18, 2012, 12:51:42 PM
http://www.cookingforgeeks.com/

Amazing book.  If you are at all interested in cooking, I would highly recommend.  Especially if you like Alton Brown or seeking to understand rather than just follow recipes...
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Krecart on April 19, 2012, 03:22:11 AM
HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING
http://scpcb.wordpress.com/

Quote
SCP – Containment Breach is a free survival horror game based on the stories of The SCP Foundation. It’s currently in alpha stage of development.

Please note that this is the first public release of the game it’s still very unfinished and has lots of bugs in it. The saving system isn’t finished yet, but the game doesn’t have much content at the moment, so you’ll be able to see almost everything there is to see in about half an hour. You can’t get out of the facility in the current version either, so don’t bother looking for an exit.

It seems to primarily feature SCP-173, 106, and 895.

If you have no idea what the SCP Foundation is... HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/
I recommend checking out 055, 914, and 231.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Darksaw on April 19, 2012, 03:18:32 PM
A friend of mine has been VOing a ton of SCP content recently, if you're a fan of the Foundation then you should check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWH2g8Ox7bo

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheVolgun
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on April 27, 2012, 09:51:59 AM
HAY GUYS! HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING: https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=%22zerg+rush%22&oq=%22zerg+rush%22&aq=f&aqi=g-z2g-s2&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=hp.3..0i3l2j0i10l2.203.3180.0.3673.17.12.3.0.0.0.229.1724.0j9j2.17.0.nTaEJoM8sIk&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=8c7646f229469991&biw=1366&bih=588
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Joven on May 05, 2012, 03:06:02 PM
Best racing series ever, The 24 Hours of Lemons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EeibYXnxnM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGdjOMxaRE

Cars costing $500, an amateur endurance racing series made by and for crazy people.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/lemons-new-england-bs-inspections-volvos-a-racing-trailer-that-tows-itself-and-wait-racing-trailer/

Punishments for racing fouls/accidents include "You have to eat an entire meatloaf while a lady with an old grey wig and a house coat explains why you are not her favorite son.", or having a metal pig welded to your car.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Joven on May 06, 2012, 05:22:51 PM
Cockatrice - open source multiplatform Magic the Gathering virtual tabletop

http://cockatrice.de/index.php?a=project

Not as good as the 1997 MTG game, and the interface is wonky, but it works.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: ethan_dawe on May 06, 2012, 09:28:28 PM
My daughter, who just turned 11, has just published a book! She's just finished treatment for Cancer and is donating 10% of the royalties to the Maine Children's Cancer Program. She started writing books when she was 9 1/2, mostly stories about our pets, but has also been writing a series of books about dinosaurs living with a modern family. She took them to school in the 4th grade and read them to the class. Her teacher used this to inspire other kids to write. She did all of the artwork as well.  If you have kids who like dinosaurs you may want to check it out. Soon it will be available in lots of places, but right now it's on CreateSpace and Amazon.

https://www.createspace.com/3803300
http://www.amazon.com/Alexander-Flying-Raptor-Volume-1/dp/1475064306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336327694&sr=8-1

Her facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/ChianaDawe



Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on May 06, 2012, 10:46:59 PM
My daughter, who just turned 11, has just published a book! She's just finished treatment for Cancer and is donating 10% of the royalties to the Maine Children's Cancer Program. She started writing books when she was 9 1/2, mostly stories about our pets, but has also been writing a series of books about dinosaurs living with a modern family. She took them to school in the 4th grade and read them to the class. Her teacher used this to inspire other kids to write. She did all of the artwork as well.  If you have kids who like dinosaurs you may want to check it out. Soon it will be available in lots of places, but right now it's on CreateSpace and Amazon.

https://www.createspace.com/3803300
http://www.amazon.com/Alexander-Flying-Raptor-Volume-1/dp/1475064306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336327694&sr=8-1

Her facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/ChianaDawe

My mom is the head librarian of a tiny little district library in KS. My dad runs the Facebook page for the library: https://www.facebook.com/groups/250361691681947/

You should share your story on it.   :)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on May 06, 2012, 10:51:47 PM
My daughter, who just turned 11, has just published a book! She's just finished treatment for Cancer and is donating 10% of the royalties to the Maine Children's Cancer Program. She started writing books when she was 9 1/2, mostly stories about our pets, but has also been writing a series of books about dinosaurs living with a modern family. She took them to school in the 4th grade and read them to the class. Her teacher used this to inspire other kids to write. She did all of the artwork as well.  If you have kids who like dinosaurs you may want to check it out. Soon it will be available in lots of places, but right now it's on CreateSpace and Amazon.

https://www.createspace.com/3803300
http://www.amazon.com/Alexander-Flying-Raptor-Volume-1/dp/1475064306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336327694&sr=8-1

Her facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/ChianaDawe

My mom is the head librarian of a tiny little district library in KS. My dad runs the Facebook page for the library: https://www.facebook.com/groups/250361691681947/

You should share your story on it.   :)

I just realize that part of that message got deleted. I started out saying, "That's really cool." I have no idea what happened to the rest of it.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Gorkamorka on May 15, 2012, 11:47:42 AM
Cool Sci-Fi webcomic
Crimson Dark
LINK (http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=1)

Something to read while waiting for the next Eclipse Phase actual play
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on May 15, 2012, 01:24:36 PM
Something to read while waiting for the next Eclipse Phase actual play

Because waiting those 6-10 hours today are going to be killer.  ;)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 19, 2012, 08:27:14 PM
TAILS GETS TROLLED is an epic beyond words. A web comic of action, comedy, tragedy and this

(http://i.imgur.com/PDnza.jpg)

Read all of it here - it's far from complete so keep checking it http://olivil.imgur.com/

There's plenty of fan art and discussion on Something Awful http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3467407
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: SageNytell on May 19, 2012, 09:41:09 PM
Whaaaat the fuck.
I categorically refuse to believe that this is a thing.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 20, 2012, 04:46:48 PM
If you ever want to run a historical game in NYC - this is for you http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet nearly 1 million high quality photos of NYC available online - see some samples here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134408/Never-seen-photos-100-years-ago-tell-vivid-story-gritty-New-York-City.html
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on May 21, 2012, 08:19:18 PM
I found this thing - it's a wiki from an NYU course website - today: http://cultureandcommunication.org/deadmedia/index.php/Main_Page
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on June 14, 2012, 03:44:44 PM
This guy has been playing the same Civ II game for 10 years: http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/uxpil/ive_been_playing_the_same_game_of_civilization_ii/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Joven on August 17, 2012, 05:14:48 PM
Just rewatched The Middleman, its basically the TV equivalent of playing delta green mixed with Wushu ran by a drunken Aaron, its sheer elegance in its simplicity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84QHGV-_h2Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK2ynnT_XOA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORFg4_m6sWQ
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on August 17, 2012, 09:01:39 PM
HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING?

RPPR
It's this cool Ennie Gold Award Winning Role Playing Podcast about gaming and other interesting things.... they also have recordings of them playing games, so when you get the itch to play but can't you can listen to them game... It is pretty great.

Also, Frog Snatch.

http://slangdesign.com/rppr/

Tom is pretty cool, but that Ross is one horrible monster. Talk about der fuhrer...

:)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: BeyondSandrock on August 22, 2012, 11:25:52 AM
Not to be in anyway intentionally Randian, but I believe this gentleman falls underneath the "Bootstraps" category:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188226/Bionic-hands-Chinese-man-spends-years-building-new-arms-DIY-accident.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188226/Bionic-hands-Chinese-man-spends-years-building-new-arms-DIY-accident.html)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Capitalocracy on August 28, 2012, 03:55:20 AM
Coursera course on Gamification started today.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Joven on February 16, 2013, 11:08:27 AM
Someone reading 50 Shades of Grey, so you don't have to.

http://jennytrout.blogspot.com/p/jen-reads-50-shades-of-grey.html

Glorious romance, epic eroticism, exciting scenarios. All things 50 Shades of Grey is missing, but at least it has unlikeable characters arguing about food, abusive relationships, some more arguing about food...um, and some more abuse. Thats about it.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Joven on February 21, 2013, 11:47:12 AM
Horse_Ebooks' chronicles of love

http://slacktory.com/2013/02/okc_ebooks-deconstructs-online-pick-up-lines-with-horse_ebooks-tweets/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Dom on March 01, 2013, 09:45:35 PM
Don't want to start a new thread, so I think this is the best place to post it.

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is coming back.

https://twitter.com/colinmochrie/status/307490163267862528

http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/cw-brings-back-whose-line-is-it-anyway-for-summer-run-aisha-tyler-to-host/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on March 06, 2013, 08:33:08 AM
I have no words for this thing, or the thing it describes: http://quietbabylon.com/2013/algorithmic-rape-jokes-in-the-library-of-babel/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on March 09, 2013, 10:40:08 AM
Ukrainian musician experiments shifting songs from minor to major chords and vice versa: https://soundcloud.com/majorvsminor
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Setherick on March 19, 2013, 06:02:31 PM
Hey sports nerds and algorithm nerds, the Wall Street Journal is running a "blind bracket" for the NCAA tournament. They remove all the names and rankings, but provide you with brief analyses of the two teams playing, so you pick based on the analysis alone: http://projects.wsj.com/blindfold-brackets-2013/
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Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on March 19, 2013, 06:57:28 PM
I have no words for this thing, or the thing it describes: http://quietbabylon.com/2013/algorithmic-rape-jokes-in-the-library-of-babel/

gorgeous riff :3  another reminder of this Quantum Mechanical reality we inhabit, where things are real in some sense, not real in some sense, and meaningless in some sense all at the same time :3
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Post by: Gorkamorka on March 22, 2013, 11:42:44 AM
It made my inner nerd happy
Tengwar Transcriber (http://tengwar.art.pl/tengwar/ott/start.php?l=en) (Middle Earth Elf script)
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Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on March 30, 2013, 01:32:56 AM
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)

Gamers (2002) & the sequel The Gamers:  Dorkness Rising (2008)

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Post by: Flawless P on April 03, 2013, 01:30:24 PM
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)

Gamers (2002) & the sequel The Gamers:  Dorkness Rising (2008)

The Last Lovecraft was pretty funny although I didn't finish it.

The Gamers movies are a staple of nerd MUST WATCH.

Oh yeah thats right it's a Trilogy now.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zombieorpheus/the-gamers-hands-of-fate

That shit's happening.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 03, 2013, 07:20:17 PM
There's going to be a screening of the proto-movie (raw with minimal effects and editing) at GenCon 2013, I believe. I'll wait for the full version.
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Post by: Gorkamorka on April 18, 2013, 02:19:53 PM
A whole computer RPG in ASCII graphics done in Excel
Article here (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/04/how-an-accountant-created-an-entire-rpg-inside-an-excel-spreadsheet/)
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Post by: Mjd on May 29, 2013, 10:01:07 AM
Things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG

http://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html

--Edited In-
And for anyone who wants it by system

http://theglen.livejournal.com/262011.html

Start there and use the arrow to go forward
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Post by: clockworkjoe on May 29, 2013, 07:51:52 PM
Things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG

http://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html

hahah nice :D
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Post by: Flawless P on May 30, 2013, 12:40:31 PM
Aww that old gem. We once lost an entire game session sitting around reading these to each other.

I may or may not have been a Druid who said he was gonna transform and roll out at one point.

Such a good list. It's so great.
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Post by: Mjd on June 01, 2013, 10:37:55 AM
And here's something for Doctor Horrible fans

 8-Bit Dr. Horrible  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_9x9m8F1b4&playnext=1&list=PLB787964592CE2DF9)
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Post by: bidoof on June 04, 2013, 01:35:27 AM
http://www.blackcrownproject.com

Sort of a body horror text adventure game.  It seems like gibberish at first, but after a bit it gets more coherent.
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on June 15, 2013, 11:59:21 PM
One of the best hoax sites I have ever seen.

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
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Post by: Flawless P on June 21, 2013, 12:28:10 PM
I gave a shout out to the Battlestar Galatica board game a while back and this game just seems to be a scaled down version with a more neutral flavor.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/41114/the-resistance

Also I know I already recommended this one a back in January on the Vidja game thread I wanna throw out there that Knights of Pen and Paper got a huge update and is now called the +1 Edition. It's offered on Steam and on iOS/Android.

So here's another shoutout for those that haven't given it a shot yet.
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on July 04, 2013, 08:20:14 PM
Welp, there goes any attempt to be productive this summer.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Weird_Tales
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Post by: crash2455 on July 10, 2013, 11:21:32 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-ebook/dp/B003WUYCUO/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Just read the free preview for this book.  I can describe all of the ways it is amazing, but here's a couple samples.

http://i.imgur.com/O6uLW0W.png
http://i.imgur.com/oLUcAj3.png

(Images linked because they're actually kinda huge)

Also an example of the caliber of illustrations within the preview
(http://i.imgur.com/0YoPMpF.png)
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Post by: Review Cultist on July 10, 2013, 11:35:44 PM
Not gonna lie, I kinda want to read that book now.
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Post by: crash2455 on July 12, 2013, 12:49:22 PM
I might have read the entire book. The initial charm kinda wears off after the preview ends and it becomes just the worst and longest fan fiction. I was still thoroughly entertained by it as it never ran out of absolutely bonkers bullshit and progressively more insane deus ex machina to keep spouting over the course of 400 pages.

Edit: I am also pretty sure there is an unintentional message about ethnic cleansing in this book. All of the heroes are good because of how they were made and all of the villains are evil for the same reason. In the course of this book, the characters murder the entire race of villains for no particular reason than "because they're evil," even though the main character is a sadist who is literally bloodthirsty and commits atrocities that the villains don't.
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Post by: IDaMan008 on July 20, 2013, 02:05:51 AM
Welcome to Night Vale, audio drama podcast done in the style of a local news radio broadcast in the bizarre (and hilariously terrifying) desert community of Night Vale. I've been hearing a lot about this on Tumblr lately, so I decided to give it a try. Quality weirdness lies within. I guarantee within the first two minutes you'll either hate it or be completely hooked.

Welcome to Night Vale at Commonplace Books (http://www.commonplacebooks.com/p/blog-page.html)
Feedburner link (http://feeds.feedburner.com/WelcomeToNightVale)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on July 20, 2013, 02:21:05 AM
Welcome to Night Vale, audio drama podcast done in the style of a local news radio broadcast in the bizarre (and hilariously terrifying) desert community of Night Vale. I've been hearing a lot about this on Tumblr lately, so I decided to give it a try. Quality weirdness lies within. I guarantee within the first two minutes you'll either hate it or be completely hooked.

Welcome to Night Vale at Commonplace Books (http://www.commonplacebooks.com/p/blog-page.html)
Feedburner link (http://feeds.feedburner.com/WelcomeToNightVale)

hahaha, I just plugged this on Twitter - I'm hooked and will force Tom and Caleb to listen to some episodes on the trip to Gencon.
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Post by: Flawless P on August 06, 2013, 04:59:17 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1556341040/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&sr=&qid=

So yeah that is a listing for Zombietown USA for a very reasonable price...
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on August 07, 2013, 06:43:27 PM
The Pixar Theory: http://jonnegroni.com/2013/07/11/the-pixar-theory/

The basic premise is that all Pixar movies are connected; they take place in the same universe but at different points in time.
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Post by: Joven on August 11, 2013, 10:17:37 AM
Fed up with modern website design and miss the mid 90s? Well now you can.

http://wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/index.php
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Post by: Review Cultist on August 28, 2013, 10:11:33 PM
So I randomly typed into google "Super Mario Bros. Sequel" (No really, I was thinking about how I could remember shots or scene of princess Daisy with a gun and in battle with Yoshi injured and wanted to see if there had ever been plans for a sequel... yeah I was bored) and It turns out that some writers of that film, the original, have banded together with an artist and decided to make a series of online comics that will be free that chronicles a sequel to the plot of the original film! I was in shock but you know, I didn't hate the original movie and the cover and style of the comic looks pretty good. I'm a fan thus far and I hope it does well:

www.smbthecomic.com
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Post by: Wooberman on August 29, 2013, 06:36:44 AM
A little something for Aaron and Cody
http://www.e-capcom.com/ec/srDispProductListProductLink/doProductLink/1/1/A10004173/10/10/srDispProductList/
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Post by: Joven on September 01, 2013, 07:09:35 PM
As I've been using this podcast to be the background while playing Saints Row IV, figure I may as well recommend it here since theres people here who like MST3k/Rifftrax.

How Did This Get Made - http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/

Explore the world of crappy movies, a good panel discussions on stupid and some not quite as stupid movies. They do a show on Birdemic and talk to the girl who played Natalie, Greg Sestero ("the other guy from The Room") talks about The Room, Vanilla Ice talks to them about Cool as Ice, Patton Oswalt even stops by with the director of Punisher: Warzone. 

That said, its not an interview show, most of their guests have nothing to do with the movies and they just talk shit about them, try to get to the bottom of plot holes, gush about the insanity of them, etc. The hosts IMO have really good chemistry, and it really comes through that they love crappy movies.

They've watched Over the Top, Street Fighter, Leprechaun in the The Hood, Old Dogs, etc. Really good for fans of crappy movies.

----
edit - weird, kinda thought I heard about that on here (memory is shit), and searched the forums, but didn't look at the shout outs on the podcast until after I posted and thought about it, oh well. In my defense, I at least heard about it before it was on RPPR, lol. Also, just saw that episode was only partially listened to in iTunes, don't think I even got around to shout outs, was paused in the middle of Toms letter.
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Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on September 01, 2013, 09:10:27 PM
giggling at the Geek & Sundry http://www.geekandsundry.com/

nice production values...

(plus, Felicia Day & Will Wheaton...he does a smashup job at tutorials...)
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on September 02, 2013, 03:06:37 PM
If you like Aaron Diaz and his comic Dresden Codak (http://dresdencodak.com/ (http://dresdencodak.com/)), he is beginning a comic novel called Star Wars 1999 (http://starwars1999.tumblr.com/ (http://starwars1999.tumblr.com/)) in which he reimagines the Star Wars prequels from scratch.
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Post by: Jacko on September 02, 2013, 10:36:30 PM
Caleb will probably get a kick out of this one because it's got weird, terrible monsters that do terrible things. 

Accursed (http://www.accursedrpg.com/), a dark Savage Worlds setting of cursed monsters fighting for good or evil.  They're launching a Kickstarter on September 13th and they'll give out a PDF of the Player's Guide (Rules without setting fluff or art) as soon as backers pledge.  More info on FB (https://www.facebook.com/AccursedRpg).

In their own words:
Quote
This tale begins with  a world of dark fantasy and perilous adventure, where the forces of evil have triumphed.

In such a world, those who remain uncorrupted by wickedness must rely upon monsters to fight against the darkness. Witches have ruled the land since the last battles of conquest, but their Grand Coven has been sundered, leaving behind remnants of a once-mighty army. The remnants of the horde include captured citizens of the conquered nations that fought as the Witches’ shock troops.

These are the Accursed—the Witchmarks burned into their flesh and souls transformed these men and women into monstrous forms. Now, unable to return to their former lives, the Accursed   wander the land, giving aid to those in need in an attempt to atone for past sins. Some have joined the Order of the Penitent, an organization devoted to ridding the world of the Witches and their evil influence. Others offer their skills as warriors, alchemists, and spies to the highest bidder. Yet others have succumbed to corruption, greed, or insanity.

Light has failed, darkness is ascendant—only those bearing the forms of monsters can stand against the tide of the Witches’ evil. The Accursed are this world’s only hope—they must learn to embrace their curse or to fight against it, and find some way to free themselves forever of their Witchmark.

This is the world of Accursed.

Look at this dude!

(http://i.imgur.com/Ilizl0k.jpg)
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Post by: Review Cultist on September 02, 2013, 10:41:27 PM
He looks familiar...

(http://www.realmofatland.com/images/skeletoncover.jpg)

Also a fun webcomic.
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Post by: geekyogrt on September 11, 2013, 04:00:28 AM
just in case Ross wants to learn ruby on rails:

http://railsforzombies.org/
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Post by: crash2455 on September 12, 2013, 02:54:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAw7vW7H0c

Modular phone idea pitch. Like. Whoa.
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Post by: Jacko on September 13, 2013, 02:36:26 PM
Accursed RPG's Kickstarter is up if anyone is interested!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1231173913/accursed-rpg
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on September 13, 2013, 05:54:43 PM
If you are a complete Doctor Who nut, you may be familiar with Big Finish. They are a British company that produces audio dramas. Well, they just got the license to produce Pathfinder stories, and their first series is an adaptation for Rise of the Rune Lords. I'm excited to see what they do with these.

http://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/coming_soon_reverse/pathfinder
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on September 14, 2013, 02:06:35 PM
There has got to be some inspiration here for No Security: Revelations 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZf4fboIwOo

Edit: Sorry, I meant to put this in the video thread, but loaded the wrong page.
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Post by: Teapot on September 26, 2013, 08:36:09 PM
I just finished the second season of Black Mirror, that's so cool, it's like The Twilight Zone but all modern and British and full of ideas about future tech. And with pig fucking.

Also, if played straight, White Bear would be Carcosa.
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on September 26, 2013, 11:54:55 PM
I may be late in coming to this, but I have not seen it mentioned here, so . . . Attack on Titan

http://www.hulu.com/watch/485470
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Post by: BeyondSandrock on October 05, 2013, 01:49:28 PM
I may be late in coming to this, but I have not seen it mentioned here, so . . . Attack on Titan

http://www.hulu.com/watch/485470

It's just finished with it's first season on Crunchyroll. Though I guess I'm going to have to start reading the manga so I can catch up with everybody else.

In other news....Good News Everyone! We may have found our new headquarters! (http://io9.com/dilapidated-observatory-looks-like-the-planet-express-b-1441279249)
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Post by: Flawless P on October 28, 2013, 01:46:09 AM
Friend of mine went out and got Betrayal at the House on the Hill after we watched it on tabletop.

We played a total of 3 games between 9 pm and 1 am.  The game is absolutely fantastic. Each scenario played wildly different from each other.

We got blown up by The Phantom of the Opera, killed Jason with a magic dagger, and then we failed to force the others to hear the haunting melody of the Dark Fiddler.

Although I played traitor only once it is also very fun.

From my one day encounter with it I will be happy to play again.
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Post by: Teapot on November 21, 2013, 03:26:33 AM
This is how RPPR Japan starts?
http://www.batoto.net/read/_/181462/quick-start_v1_ch6_by_tg-scanlations

Also the one where the first thing they need in the club room is a trap, because RPG club.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on November 21, 2013, 09:16:14 PM
This is how RPPR Japan starts?
http://www.batoto.net/read/_/181462/quick-start_v1_ch6_by_tg-scanlations

Also the one where the first thing they need in the club room is a trap, because RPG club.

Actually, Japan has a long tradition of written RPG AP content - they call them replays and they are basically stylized transcripts of RPG sessions. Records of Lodoss War started as a replay http://www.story-games.com/forums/discussion/comment/400852

The More You Know ☆彡
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Post by: Gorkamorka on November 23, 2013, 01:57:10 PM
A business professor talks about the brand management of Mexican drug cartels.
*Mind Blown*
http://www.ted.com/talks/rodrigo_canales_the_deadly_genius_of_drug_cartels.html
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Post by: Teapot on November 25, 2013, 02:52:41 AM
Records of Lodoss War started as a replay

(Technically I knew that, had the VHS and liner notes and everything. Somewhere is the sad story about how TSR didn't expand into the Japanese market because of reasons but I can't find it.)

But more importantly speaking of things on VHS and the 80's:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madoverlord/bubblegum-crisis-ultimate-edition-blu-ray-set?ref=live
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Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on November 27, 2013, 11:00:25 AM
Dirds

 http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=83852  (http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=83852)
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Post by: Review Cultist on December 09, 2013, 02:46:27 PM
Well Caleb, time to revive some nightmare fuel, cause it sounds like "Papa Jongo" is coming to the big screen, along with some buddies. Thanks to some of the creators of "Saw".


http://renegadecinema.com/20536/saw-writers-bring-your-little-fears-to-the-big-screen-with-scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark
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Post by: Gorkamorka on December 28, 2013, 07:14:50 PM
How do you create the most epic of epic music?
You get a 200 voice quire + a full symphonic orchestra + a viking themed black metal band. 

Here is the Epic!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-n_BxhvkVg
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Post by: Gorkamorka on January 12, 2014, 12:06:08 PM
I'm just blatantly stealing this from another forum.  But man is this cool.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-IrVI2oPOE7M/UiUxYhgTC6I/AAAAAAAA9uU/-EHvjA-SHKM/w500-h494-no/solar+system.gif)

Link to site with interactive flash version (http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/orrery_2011_bce.swf)
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Post by: Wooberman on January 28, 2014, 06:33:50 PM
I need to make this!

http://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/comments/1wcozt/jorgs_hammer_a_violent_way_to_roll_dice/
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Post by: Kamen on January 28, 2014, 11:13:14 PM
Good for a laugh.
http://outofcontextdnd.tumblr.com/
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Post by: Tim on February 06, 2014, 09:16:40 PM
In what I can only assume was caused by the back room dealings by the RPPR crew the Gathering of the Juggalos is moving to Missouri.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5900943/insane-clown-posse-gathering-juggalos-kaiser-missouri
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Post by: Flawless P on February 11, 2014, 06:16:12 PM
Started watching Eureka for the first time about a month ago.
I finished it today and I have moved on to Warehouse 13.

They are both ridiculously game able I think Warehouse 13 might be slightly more.
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Post by: Wooberman on February 12, 2014, 03:41:49 PM
Warehouse 13  = Delta Green Greenbox Generator.
(http://theunspeakableoath.com/home/2011/11/green-box-generator/)
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Post by: Flawless P on February 12, 2014, 04:24:46 PM
That's pretty accurate.

I think I could get onboard with the idea that Warehouse 13 is Delta Green.

Seems pretty legit.
Needs more cultists/horrors from beyond time and space.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on February 12, 2014, 11:29:15 PM
True Detective is the most DG show. Episode 4 is basically a night at the opera.
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Post by: Snake-Eyes on February 13, 2014, 01:03:07 PM
Warehouse 13 is more SCP lite more than anything.
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Post by: Flawless P on February 13, 2014, 07:35:07 PM
I suppose, would it be more accurate to say that SCP is Warehouse 13 dialed up to 11?

Dunno that whole comparative tense thing weirds me out.
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Post by: Wooberman on February 22, 2014, 04:33:19 AM
A nice creepypasta-esque forum

http://darknetfiles.com/

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Post by: Tim on March 12, 2014, 02:32:08 PM
May very well be staged but someone started a tumbler to document their interaction with people in Day Z. Name based on the first person he talked to in game who asked, "hey are you cool" which apparently is Day Z code for "please tell me you are not a murderous ass hat."

The most recent (march 11th) post documenting his first player kill ends with "As I reach the treeline, it begins to rain" so you know it is all grimdark.

http://heyareyoucool.tumblr.com/ (http://heyareyoucool.tumblr.com/)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on March 14, 2014, 01:59:21 PM
John McAfee talks about his favorite gadgets: http://john.mcafee.usesthis.com/
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Post by: Thorn on March 16, 2014, 12:22:43 AM
Thanks for sharing the day z link. The stuff that happens in that game is fascinating.
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Post by: Tim on April 03, 2014, 02:06:11 PM
The New York Public Library just released 20k historical maps as high resolutions scans. A lot of focus on New York city and state but other maps as well. Could be useful for games or just if you are a map nerd.

Hat Tip to Nathan Yau blog Flowing Data for the pointer.

Here is the link to the announcement
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/03/28/open-access-maps (http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/03/28/open-access-maps)

Here is an example of an 1905 map of Brooklyn - before all the hipsters.

(http://images.nypl.org/index.php?id=5003316&t=w)
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Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on April 16, 2014, 03:43:57 PM
When gamers go big

anders sandberg (also Arenamontanus of various Mage, WoD, Eclipse Phase & Transhuman riffs -- this guy enjoys using his mind) on autonomous cars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP3Vbjh-6L0
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on April 16, 2014, 05:49:40 PM
Let's all pool our money and buy this!

http://gizmodo.com/the-most-haunted-place-in-the-world-is-for-sale-1563528219?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
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Post by: Tim on April 26, 2014, 02:05:21 AM
Thinking about playing this in the background at my next horror or spy game.

http://youarelistening.to/numbers (http://youarelistening.to/numbers)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: theyrcoming4me on May 03, 2014, 02:47:33 PM
Dont know if this is the right place to post this, a cool tumblr i saw on reddit

http://magicalgametime.com/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on May 07, 2014, 10:06:43 AM
This is a must-see movie, coming out on DVD on the 27th:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oKWLiFhqwJg/UtbbK-7JZNI/AAAAAAAABWk/axKN0xaWNww/w300-h433-no/RhymesPoster-thumb-300xauto-45160.jpg)

Review here (http://twitchfilm.com/2014/01/review-rhymes-for-young-ghouls-a-must-see-debut.html)

Oh, and before any True Detective fans freak out, Rhymes For Young Ghouls premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of last year.  There's a lot of mask imagery in the movie, but it's not a King in Yellow reference, masks are a part of Mi’kmaw traditions.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: vthings on May 07, 2014, 07:56:11 PM
Good AP podcasts are hard to find, especially having been spoiled by this one.  However I've come across this one recently and while I've only heard the first few eps, its already looking like a new favorite.

http://www.critjuice.com/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Teapot on May 08, 2014, 11:03:53 AM
City of Darkness, a big book about Kowloon walled city is still available for order even after the kickstarter:

http://cityofdarkness.co.uk/order-book/
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: rgallius on May 25, 2014, 12:28:45 PM
For the next Nights Black Agents, Tokyo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1_vVjYwJKQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRIsHRHNU5k#t=18
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 25, 2014, 02:57:30 PM
Kind of wish I had seen those videos before I ran Tribes of Tokyo
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Kamen on June 05, 2014, 09:30:00 PM
HOLY SHIT (http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/us/harvard-book-human-skin/index.html)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Kamen on June 21, 2014, 01:58:04 PM
The best mash-up ever!
http://www.bartkira.com/

The first Volume just came out and they plan on releasing the entire series eventually.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on June 22, 2014, 04:38:48 PM
This is either the greatest thing the Internet has produced, or a sure sign that humanity is FUCKED.

ANIMU MARRIAGE PROPOSAL SIMULATOR

http://www.imetore-propose.net/pc/ (http://www.imetore-propose.net/pc/)

Here is the one I tweeted to ross bwahahaha:

http://www.imetore-propose.net/pc/play.php?id=CNg0QmWEUvPd4sDV (http://www.imetore-propose.net/pc/play.php?id=CNg0QmWEUvPd4sDV)

And for Caleb:

http://www.imetore-propose.net/pc/play.php?id=tlaiHeUg78gB7QkC (http://www.imetore-propose.net/pc/play.php?id=tlaiHeUg78gB7QkC)

EDIT:  It's official:  HUMANITY IS FUCKED.  So much time wasted playing with this damn thing  :'(
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on July 06, 2014, 11:47:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVQa0yIaOt0

Quote
If Michael Haneke had a slightly less ironic appreciation of the term “funny games,” he might have cooked up something a little like “Borgman,” a sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious domestic thriller that is likely to remain one of the most daring selections of this year’s Cannescompetish. More disquieting than explicit, this eighth feature from Dutch writer-helmer Alex van Warmerdam, who also features memorably in the ensemble, strikes a familiar note in its allegorical punishment of the entitled upper classes, but the execution is sufficiently inventive to mark the pic as a challenge worth accepting for adventurous arthouse distribs.

For the sake of descriptive economy, it’s tempting to classify “Borgman” (named for its oddly passive-aggressive chief villain) as another entry in the increasingly popular subgenre of the home-invasion thriller, but that would misrepresent the film’s more complex premise. “Home inveigling” or even “home infection” would be closer to the mark: Many of the most horrific domestic violations in this story occur with the permission of the family under threat, lending a Pinter-esque slant to van Warmerdam’s slow-burning narrative.

A cryptic opening sequence isn’t rendered any less so by later events. As an unidentified man swallows a pickled herring at his kitchen counter (clarifying, if nothing else, that we are most certainly in the Netherlands), a priest-led manhunt is taking place outside. The apparent target, middle-aged, lank-haired Borgman (Jan Bijvoet), is rudely awoken from a nap in his sophisticated underground shelter, and beats a hasty retreat with his similarly concealed cohorts.

Seeking refuge in suburbia, Borgman rings the doorbell of wealthy married couple Marina (Hadewych Minis, excellent) and Richard (Jeroen Perceval) and politely asks to use their shower. When Richard, understandably befuddled, refuses, Borgman’s calm refusal of this refusal aggravates Richard into a violent physical attack, one that crucially puts him on the moral back foot with his wife for the rest of the film.

Guilt-stricken and oddly aroused by this implacable stranger, Marina ends up secretly sheltering him in one of their large estate’s outhouses; it’s not long, however, before he’s creeping about inside the house and endearing himself to the couple’s three preteen children, who assume he’s a kind of shaman. Which, indeed, he might well be: His next trick is winning an unwitting Richard’s approval by bumping off the family gardener and masquerading as a new one. When his fellow travelers arrive to assist with the re-landscaping, it’s clear some family remodeling is in the cards, too.

It’s at this point that the film, after initially flirting with a more whimsical tone, takes a decisive turn for the macabre and never looks back. The weight of suspense then shifts to the inner-family dynamic, as Borgman’s crew begins subtly playing Marina against her increasingly paranoid husband. Not that the film feels particularly bad for Richard, who is made rather unsubtly to represent everything that’s detestable about the One Percent (or higher Dutch equivalent): Refusing to hire non-white household staff without diplomas, he barks at his wife, “We’re from the West; it’s affluent. That’s not our fault.”

In a sleek technical package, production designer Geert Paredis’ modern, warmly textured but uninvitingly spacious family house reps a significant asset to the drama. Editor Job ter Burg limits the film’s most violent jolts to a handful of brutal dream sequences, but horror-film rhythms and imagery are wisely kept to a minimum elsewhere. Instead, this is the kind of film that finds droll pleasure in the sight of dead heads setting in buckets of cement.

-GUY LODGE, VARIETY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbN0_51oPmA
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Post by: Flawless P on July 09, 2014, 11:28:58 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad)

Nearly 60k made.

0.o


o.0
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Post by: Tim on August 02, 2014, 11:59:58 AM
This is a classic "can someone gets the lights - we had a good run but now it is over" story.

Steampunk Ferret Costume Contest.

http://www.oregonlive.com/west-linn/index.ssf/2014/07/steampunk_ferrets_to_west_linn.html (http://www.oregonlive.com/west-linn/index.ssf/2014/07/steampunk_ferrets_to_west_linn.html)
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Post by: trinite on August 11, 2014, 12:21:11 PM
Here's a review of a book that put me in mind of Ross's interests in unusual places:
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/unruly-places/ (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/unruly-places/)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on August 11, 2014, 09:46:41 PM
Here's a review of a book that put me in mind of Ross's interests in unusual places:
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/unruly-places/ (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/unruly-places/)

Neat! Added to my wish list/things to read in the future
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Post by: CADmonkey on August 23, 2014, 08:26:36 PM
(http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/53f60f14c07a80388e000659_japanese-artist-s-intricate-three-dimensional-paperscapes_bonsai_detail1-530x353.jpg)

Japanese Artist Hand-Crafts Intricate Three Dimensional Paperscapes (http://www.archdaily.com/540353/japanese-artist-s-intricate-three-dimensional-paperscapes/)

Quote
Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa’s “Paperworks” exhibition explores the impression of architectural density through delicate three-dimensional installations. The intricate sculptures were all hand-crafted piece by piece out of paper and glue, creating an awe-inspiring assemblage of multi-layered urban conditions at different scales.
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Post by: Mr. Purple on August 27, 2014, 07:14:16 PM
(http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/53f60f14c07a80388e000659_japanese-artist-s-intricate-three-dimensional-paperscapes_bonsai_detail1-530x353.jpg)

Japanese Artist Hand-Crafts Intricate Three Dimensional Paperscapes (http://www.archdaily.com/540353/japanese-artist-s-intricate-three-dimensional-paperscapes/)

Quote
Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa’s “Paperworks” exhibition explores the impression of architectural density through delicate three-dimensional installations. The intricate sculptures were all hand-crafted piece by piece out of paper and glue, creating an awe-inspiring assemblage of multi-layered urban conditions at different scales.

I'm torn on this one.  On the one hand, "Yay intricate folded city that looks freakin' awesome."  On the other, "Those weren't folded from squares, and EVERY purist knows that 'glue' and 'blasphemy' are synonyms!  This is NOT origami!  Raaaaaaage!"

Gonna compromise and say  "Awesome sculpture work.  That's amazing, and I bow to the sculptor's skill.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on August 28, 2014, 06:44:00 PM
origami!
...

That word doesn't appear anywhere in the article I linked to.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Gorkamorka on September 17, 2014, 11:25:42 AM
Friend Computer has a Twitter account (https://twitter.com/Friend_Computer).
Read it or be processed for treason
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Mr. Purple on September 17, 2014, 07:09:06 PM
origami!
...

That word doesn't appear anywhere in the article I linked to.

The photos are of paper that has been folded, glued, and placed to replicate intricate cityscapes, all the more impressive that this was done entirely by hand and without the use of folding machines.  As origami is an art form involving folded paper, I saw paper that had been folded in the photos and immediately thought of my preferred method of expression via a paper medium.

As an avid folder, and an origami purist, my personal milieu is for the folded paper to start as a square and end as a square with folds in it; please understand that my use of the word "origami" was directed at what I had hoped this could have been. I am in no way demeaning these amazingly intricate hand-made papercrafted cityscapes, as I find them beautiful and really well done.

I am merely stating that these are not the art form I had hoped they were.  My apologies for my words earlier, I did not mean to mislead, demean, offend, or in any other way take away from these masterpieces.  I am merely saddened and displeased that I walked into the museum expecting to see an exhibition of watercolors on canvas only to find that that the paintings were oil-paint on paper.
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Post by: Tim on September 18, 2014, 05:08:01 PM
Methinks it is time for someone to run a dirty world game involving chimps.

http://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2014/09/18/chimpanzees-born-killers-says-new-study/ (http://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2014/09/18/chimpanzees-born-killers-says-new-study/)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Tim on September 23, 2014, 12:12:08 PM
This seems relevant to Mr Payton's interests.

fuckyeahbrutalism.tumblr.com/ (http://fuckyeahbrutalism.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on September 28, 2014, 10:46:16 AM
This seems relevant to Mr Payton's interests.

fuckyeahbrutalism.tumblr.com/ (http://fuckyeahbrutalism.tumblr.com/)
And regarding brutalism:

The incredible hulks: Jonathan Meades' A-Z of brutalism (http://)
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Post by: Flawless P on September 29, 2014, 02:34:59 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Know_That_Voice

While this wikipedia article is woefully short, the documentary is great. John Dimaggio did a great job on this one, if you are a fan of voice acting like I am.

Especially if you envy the skill to high heaven.

I would highly recommend watching this at least once, maybe twice. It's on Netflix instant stream now as well so it's even better.

I might be bad at doing voices in my games but this really does give you some insight into how to come up with memorable voices.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Kamen on September 30, 2014, 12:17:45 PM
What Flawless P said. I Know That Voice is fantastic and if you're a fan of animation or video games you owe it to yourself to watch.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on October 03, 2014, 02:11:25 PM
Why install a treadmill desk when you can go full human hamster wheel?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tNmab3scfuY/VC7XBW1rBHI/AAAAAAAACu4/-pn7TAT-Qd4/w620-h348-no/fcb52849-bf99-461c-ace8-d1905939885e)

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk (http://www.instructables.com/id/Hamster-Wheel-Standing-Desk/)

Quote
You are not reaching your current productivity potential. Numerous esteemed experts agree that standing is better than sitting and that walking is better than standing. Despite this, your workplace only provides inhumane chairs and stagnant standing desks for you to use while you struggle to get through a workday full of distractions and bodily pains.

Rise up, sedentary sentients, and unleash that untapped potential within by marching endlessly towards a brilliant future of focused work. Step forward into a world of infinite potential, bounded only by the smooth arcs of a wheel. Step forward into the Hamster Wheel Standing Desk that will usher in a new era of unprecedented productivity.
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Post by: PirateLawyer on October 15, 2014, 05:30:13 PM
So, it's mid-October. Some horror movies are in wide release. Anyone seen Dracula Untold yet? I will be shocked if it has a coherent plot.
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Post by: Tim on October 17, 2014, 02:24:59 PM
I admit I have been listening to this for an hour. I fear I no longer know why I am not helping the tortoise.

http://www.reddit.com/r/scifi/comments/2d2d0y/blade_runner_ambient_deckards_apartment_sound_for/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/scifi/comments/2d2d0y/blade_runner_ambient_deckards_apartment_sound_for/)

Hat tip to Mr Dennis Detwiller on the twitters for the link.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Kamen on November 12, 2014, 07:02:13 PM
So in case you hadn't heard Junji Ito, of Uzumaki and Gyo fame, has a manga about his two cats (http://www.mangareader.net/ito-junjis-cat-diary/1) and, yes, it is just as weird as his other stuff.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 12, 2014, 11:04:22 PM
So in case you hadn't heard Junji Ito, of Uzumaki and Gyo fame, has a manga about his two cats (http://www.mangareader.net/ito-junjis-cat-diary/1) and, yes, it is just as weird as his other stuff.

of course he would freak out about cats. of course he would.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: PirateLawyer on November 13, 2014, 01:13:41 AM
So in case you hadn't heard Junji Ito, of Uzumaki and Gyo fame, has a manga about his two cats (http://www.mangareader.net/ito-junjis-cat-diary/1) and, yes, it is just as weird as his other stuff.

of course he would freak out about cats. of course he would.

Uzumaki sure freaked me out. Still need to pick up Gyo.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: BeyondSandrock on November 17, 2014, 06:31:56 PM
Santa is Dead! Fortunately Cards against Humanity has you covered:

Ten days (or whatever) of Kwanza  (https://www.holidaybullshit.com/)

Give them $15 and they'll send you 10 random gifts (most likely CAH mini-sets) or whatever they find under their couch cushions.
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Post by: Kamen on December 02, 2014, 05:23:06 PM
I feel like these are things the RPPR crew should own, if they don't already.

Henry Rollins Tattoo Whiteboard (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=BIRD-ROLLINS-BOARD&Category_Code=BIRD)

Nicolas Cage Hairstyle Whiteboard (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=BIRD-CAGEHAIR-BOARD&Category_Code=BIRD)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Kamen on December 09, 2014, 10:07:23 AM
Cyberpunk Bartender Action
VA-11 HALL-A

http://youtu.be/SQwGb-d4cWA (http://youtu.be/SQwGb-d4cWA)
http://waifubartending.com (http://waifubartending.com)

It looks kind of like a mix between Papers, Please and a dating sim. They've got some deals going on at their website, like a OST bundle and access to a Prologue version.
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Post by: applewood on December 18, 2014, 10:23:50 AM
C. Elegans Connectome Research. 

Researchers put the neural network of an earthworm into lego mindstorms......The beginnings of eclipse phase and ego transference.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Tim on December 30, 2014, 07:56:03 PM
A coworker pointed me to this as some super grade A internet craziness. Pretty much you can start speaking any part of it and you sound just nuts, or is that just what the delta green types want you to think.

Site:

https://web.archive.org/web/20141227222841/http://www.timecube.com/ (https://web.archive.org/web/20141227222841/http://www.timecube.com/)

Wikipedia about the site:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Cube (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Cube)

Note it sounds like much craziness there is a whole undercurrent of racism running through it so it should go with out saying I don't subscribe to these ideas. Just think they would make a quick place to grab some crazy if you so needed it for a game or internet trolling event.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Joven on January 01, 2015, 01:27:51 PM
Timecube is neat, but at one point I think the page got hacked or something and started spreading malicious stuff and had a bunch of pop ups on it, so I havent gone to it in a long time.

I used to use it to test computers where people were complaining about scrolling issues, but now I use http://www.sugarbushsquirrel.com (http://www.sugarbushsquirrel.com) which is equally crazy, but in a different way.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Tim on January 05, 2015, 03:52:02 PM
As someone one twitter said about this story - We have reached peak Florida man.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fla-reptile-store-owner-smacked-employee-lizard-cops-article-1.2066355 (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fla-reptile-store-owner-smacked-employee-lizard-cops-article-1.2066355)
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Post by: Flawless P on January 16, 2015, 12:19:08 AM
I'm just gonna set this here.

https://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-243-henry-rollins/ (https://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-243-henry-rollins/)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: BeyondSandrock on January 16, 2015, 02:26:29 AM
I'm just gonna set this here.

https://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-243-henry-rollins/ (https://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-243-henry-rollins/)

Damn it, I need to get things done. I'm blaming you Spectre of Parallax-infected Hal Jordan.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Gorkamorka on January 16, 2015, 04:00:18 AM
I'm just gonna set this here.

https://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-243-henry-rollins/ (https://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-243-henry-rollins/)

Damn it, I need to get things done. I'm blaming you Spectre of Parallax-infected Hal Jordan.

I'm sorry did I just drop some more Henry Rollins interviews on the floor here.  Just let me bend over scrumptiously and pick them up.   * Que porn-gitar rif *

http://traffic.libsyn.com/girlonguy/Sick_ep_Rollins_1-2.mp3 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/girlonguy/Sick_ep_Rollins_1-2.mp3)
http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/today-we-learned-58-henry-rollins/ (http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/today-we-learned-58-henry-rollins/)
http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/nerdist-podcast-henry-rollins/ (http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/nerdist-podcast-henry-rollins/)
And the best for last Hennry Rollins vs Iggy Pop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vLaqO4Apn8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vLaqO4Apn8)
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Post by: CADmonkey on February 21, 2015, 03:55:49 PM
I recently discovered the films of Peter Watkins (http://pwatkins.mnsi.net/index.htm).  I heard about one of his films (guess which one) from The Atomic Age blog and Podcast at Ground Zero, and when I went looking for it, I found that a local independent video rental store (is there any other kind these days?) had a number of his films in their directors section.

The War Game (http://pwatkins.mnsi.net/warGame.htm): A 1965 docu-drama that takes a realistic look at the possible effects of nuclear war on Britain.  This film so scared the British government that it was banned for twenty years.

The Gladiators (http://pwatkins.mnsi.net/gladiators.htm): Predating both The Hunger Games and Battle Royal, this film is a cold war satire in which generals from east and west preside over a series of televised “Peace Games” in which soldiers fight to the death over nonexistent objectives.

Punishment Park (http://pwatkins.mnsi.net/punishment.htm):  Filmed in 1970 and set in a near future American dystopia in which President Nixon has declared a state of national emergency, this is an oddly prescient film from a modern point of view.  Punishment Park depicts a militarized U.S. in which police and national guard troops brutalize civil rights and antiwar protesters.  Crazy right?  Never gonna happen.  What stood out most to me, when watching Punishment Park in 2014, was the lack of heavy duty military equipment; the cops are armed with revolvers & shotguns and drive around in Crown Vic’s without any body armour.  Compared to the cops in many modern U.S. cities, even the national guard troops in this film look woefully under-equipped.
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Post by: CADmonkey on February 27, 2015, 08:15:32 AM
Quote
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

http://youtu.be/_YGmTdo3vuY (http://youtu.be/_YGmTdo3vuY)
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Post by: Thorn on February 28, 2015, 10:44:18 AM
Looks badass.
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Post by: CADmonkey on February 28, 2015, 04:04:28 PM
Looks badass.
Best Iranian Vampire Western ever!

Seriously, it's a beautiful film.  Amirpour's use of light & shadow, sound and pacing is impressive, particularly considering that this is her feature film debut.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on March 05, 2015, 09:57:48 AM
Here's a weird story about a famous deaf Japanese composer -- who it turns out had been faking it for 15 years, as a talented ghostwriter composed all his music:

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121185/japans-deaf-composer-wasnt-what-he-seemed (http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121185/japans-deaf-composer-wasnt-what-he-seemed)

Fun fact: he composed music for Onimusha: Warlords and Resident Evil: Dual Shock Ver. (or rather, his ghostwriter did).
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Post by: Twisting H on March 13, 2015, 07:03:46 PM
I saw this on rock paper shotgun and I'm really not certain what to make of it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rapscalliongames/the-miskatonic (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rapscalliongames/the-miskatonic)

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A side-scrolling horror comedy visual novel, inspired by the works of H.P Lovecraft and classic survival horror!

Overview

 Plunge headlong into the writhing depths of The Miskatonic, a side-scrolling, horror comedy visual novel, packed with bizarre and hilarious dialogue, a cadre of warped and damaged students and faculty, and an intriguing, devious narrative! Chat jovially with the local abominations, scout revolting locations for occult expeditions, and investigate the innate strangeness within!

Key Features
-A slightly odd female protagonist - Charlotte LeStrange has her own secret motivations and ambitions beyond the university’s knowledge, that go beyond her implicit desires to summon Shub-Niggurath. And the university has plans for her of their own.

-An evolving hub world - Watch the university grow, rot and stuff itself with strange artefacts as Charlotte traipses around New England on her edritch adventures.
Old school survival horror puzzles - Find etched keys to open corresponding doors, solve blood-drenched codes and trade weird and warped collectibles for information.
JRPG style dialogue cutscenes - Interact with monsters, mutants and generally strange people drawn in a soot and gore-covered cartoon art style, complete with harrowingly humorous dialogue.

-Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft - A unique and comparatively light-hearted take on the master of horror’s monstrous world. Parodies and references hide in the dark little corners of the story, waiting for Lovecraft fanatics to find.

-Blow holes in monsters with Charlotte’s overly huge shotgun - Because sometimes the cosmic horrors refuse to cooperate.

Some of the art is creative.

(http://i.imgur.com/2VhNtDv.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/nP5W7bl.png)


The rest however...

(http://i.imgur.com/Uia7d0n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AuUxDYy.png)

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Post by: CADmonkey on March 18, 2015, 06:50:34 PM
Saw this a couple of weeks ago, but just now remembered to share it here:

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Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her 'out of control' 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel's dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called 'The Babadook' turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he's been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son's behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

http://youtu.be/k5WQZzDRVtw (http://youtu.be/k5WQZzDRVtw)
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Post by: CADmonkey on March 26, 2015, 11:41:46 AM
RE/Search’s Vale and JG Ballard on William Burroughs (http://dangerousminds.net/comments/re_searchs_vale_and_jg_ballard_on_william_burroughs1)

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Noted San Francisco underground publisher V Vale has been publishing since 1977, when, with $200 he was given by Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and poet/ City Lights bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti ($100 from each), he put out 11 issues of the Search And Destroy punk zine. In 1980 he started RE/Search, an imprint which still puts out infrequent volumes on subjects like schlock therapy trash movies, JG Ballard, punk, modern primitives, supermasochists, torture gardens, pranks, angry women, bodily fluids.anything and everything taboo and alternative and unreported was and is fair grist to Vale’s subversive ever-churning wordmill.

In 1982 he put out RE/Search #4/5, a three-section volume including William S. Burroughs, with the other two sections being about Throbbing Gristle and the artist Brion Gysin, WSB’s friend and collaborator who’d introduced the writer to the ‘cut-up’ method of rearranging his texts to show what they really mean.

The Burroughs section of the book include an interview with Burroughs by Vale (who is mentioned in Burroughs’ Last Words), an unpublished chapter from Cities of The Red Night, two excerpts from The Place of Dead Roads, two “Early Routines,” an article on “The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin” and ‘The Revised Boy Scout Manual’ which is a piece in which Burroughs muses revealingly on armed revolution and weapons-related revelation.

I talked to the amiable publisher about this interesting volume, but only about Burroughs, because he was the reason I wanted to read the thing in the first place; neither of the other two subjects much interest me, to be perfectly honest. It’s an interesting volume that any Burroughs enthusiast would definitely enjoy. So join us as we (me with occasionally incomprehensible-to-American-ears Scottish accent) take a trip down memory lane and talk about snakebite serum, dark-skinned young boys, the City Lights bookstore, independent publishing, aphorisms, Fox News’s hateful right-wing Christian conservative pop-agitprop, the madness of Tony Blair and avoiding mad drunks with guns.

And after the interview with Vale you will find the answers to a few questions JG Ballard was kind enough to answer me by mail about his own relationship with El Hombre Invisible.

RE/Search #4/5:
(http://dangerousminds.net/content/uploads/images/WSBresearchFULCOVER.jpg) (http://www.researchpubs.com/shop/research-45-paperback-also-in-rare-hardback-too-w-s-burroughs-brion-gysin-throbbing-gristle-2/)

I discovered RE/Search (specifically, RE/Search #4/5) in a now defunct record store back when I was in highschool.  I was aware of Burroughs, though I hadn't read him, but I had heard that David Cronenberg was working on a movie adaptation of Naked Lunch.  I devoured that issue of RE/Search, then the issues on J.G. Ballard, Modern Primitives*, The Industrial Culture Handbook, and a host of Burroughs' & Ballard's writing.

V.Vale's RE/Search was my introduction to two of my favorite authors and a whole alternative world of literature, music and art.

*This was back when tattoos & piercings were virtually unknown amongst bourgeois suburbanites like myself.
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Post by: Twisting H on March 26, 2015, 06:36:04 PM
Scifi short films useful for games

Need to introduce new players to Eclipse Phase? Here is Wanderers, which imagines colonization of the solar system.  It features base jumping in zero g, swooping around the atmosphere of Venus on your own personal wings and zeppelins floating about what could possibly be Mars.

https://vimeo.com/108650530 (https://vimeo.com/108650530)

Ambition

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Academy Award-nominated director Tomek Baginksi collaborated with the European Space Agency to create this breathtaking film about a magician who creates solar systems (played by Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen) and his apprentice. It's a lovely tribute to the Rosetta mission.

This is great inspiration for Numenera or similar science-fantasy settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H08tGjXNHO4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H08tGjXNHO4)

Thief of Faces (El Ladrón de Caras)

An award winning Spanish animated noir short.  The first half is great fodder/atmosphere for Call of Cthulhu, the last half is masterful storytelling.  Strangely it feels like it was made bespoke for advertising Bryson Springs.

https://vimeo.com/67596510 (https://vimeo.com/67596510)
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Post by: Twisting H on March 26, 2015, 08:12:12 PM
Babadook

Thanks for recommending this. It looks really interesting and unique.
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Post by: CADmonkey on April 01, 2015, 08:35:54 AM
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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.

http://youtu.be/3uBc1Dk0hwI (http://youtu.be/3uBc1Dk0hwI)
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Post by: Dr_Clay on April 10, 2015, 02:14:06 AM
parabola coaster is now a real thing, its Good way to brush up on math to.

http://sineridergame.com/ (http://sineridergame.com/)
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Post by: Twisting H on April 15, 2015, 10:35:41 AM
If you are into Bloodborn, here is a comic the predates it and is very similar.

The Marquis by Guy Davis. 

(http://i.imgur.com/1jCOKFK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NJ5BiZr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lMlWRW8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PdUfqcb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8D1AqXA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fNOt3fp.jpg)

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The Marquis takes place in Venisalle, a fictional land resembling France during the mid-18th century, complete with stratified society and Church dominance of everyday affairs. The story revolves around Vol de Galle, a former Inquisitor of The Faith who has the ability to see demons, many of which have infiltrated society disguised in human form. De Galle combats these entities with his sabre and a pair of specially built, anachronistic machine guns.

A main plot point is De Galle's visions of demons. Are they real or is he going mad?

Sound familiar? The answer is actually narrative interesting.

The Marquis stories were released in 2001 and 2003 under the titles The Marquis: Danse Macabre and The Marquis: Intermezzo.

They were combined in the graphic novel The Marquis: Inferno.  Available here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Marquis-Volume-1-Inferno/dp/1595823689 (http://www.amazon.com/The-Marquis-Volume-1-Inferno/dp/1595823689)
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Post by: Kamen on April 15, 2015, 11:34:42 AM
Ohhh, very interesting Twisting H. I will definitely check it out!
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Post by: Twisting H on April 18, 2015, 04:38:52 PM
Wired published the contents of HP Lovecraft's Commonplace book in 2011.

http://www.wired.com/2011/07/h-p-lovecrafts-commonplace-book/ (http://www.wired.com/2011/07/h-p-lovecrafts-commonplace-book/)

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THIS BOOK CONSISTS of ideas, images, & quotations hastily jotted down for possible future use in weird fiction. Very few are actually developed plots—for the most part they are merely suggestions or random impressions designed to set the memory or imagination working. Their sources are various—dreams, things read, casual incidents, idle conceptions, & so on.
—H. P. Lovecraft

Presented to R. H. Barlow, Esq., on May 7, 1934—in exchange for an admirably neat typed copy from his skilled hand.

A couple of my favorites:

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88 Lonely philosopher fond of cat. Hypnotises it—as it were—by repeatedly talking to it and looking at it. After his death the cat evinces signs of possessing his personality. N.B. He has trained cat, and leaves it to a friend, with instructions as to fitting a pen to its right fore paw by means of a harness. Later writes with deceased’s own handwriting.

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106 A thing that sat on a sleeper’s chest. Gone in morning, but something left behind.

1923

No Lovecraft. Just because the cat slept on your face and left you a "present" you can't turn that into a horror story.  :-X

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1933
192 Thibetan ROLANG—Sorcerer (or NGAGSPA) reanimates a corpse by holding it in a dark room—lying on it mouth to mouth and repeating a magic formula with all else banished from his mind. Corpse slowly comes to life and stands up. Tries to escape—leaps, bounds, and struggles—but sorcerer holds it. Continues with magic formula. Corpse sticks out tongue and sorcerer bites it off. Corpse then collapses. Tongue become a valuable magic talisman. If corpse escapes—hideous results and death to sorcerer.

This needs to be a spell in Call of Cthulhu.  Bigby's Puissant Tongue?

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148 Vampire dog.

Normal dogs are bad enough thank you!
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Post by: Kamen on May 22, 2015, 05:51:28 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/14/the-newest-crayfish-species-looks-like-a-lisa-frank-creation/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/14/the-newest-crayfish-species-looks-like-a-lisa-frank-creation/)

A possible rival to the legendary Albino Crayfish appears!
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Post by: Mr. Purple on May 23, 2015, 11:51:28 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/14/the-newest-crayfish-species-looks-like-a-lisa-frank-creation/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/14/the-newest-crayfish-species-looks-like-a-lisa-frank-creation/)

A possible rival to the legendary Albino Crayfish appears!

There's pinks, purples, blues, and whites in that.  I approve!
Now to find a way to work it into a game...
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Post by: Jacko on June 23, 2015, 11:54:58 PM
Watching True Detective has me gnashing my teeth for A Dirty World involving drunk, knife wielding, suicidal, burned-out cops.  I certainly appreciated the Lovecraftian weirdness of season 1 but I'm falling for the corrupt industrial wasteland of season 2.

"I turn towards the kid and I go 'Twelve years old, my ass. FUCK. YOU.', is that Cunning Selfishness?"
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Post by: IDaMan008 on July 01, 2015, 06:20:35 AM
I just started listening to the Dead Authors Podcast (http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com) on the recommendation of a friend, and holy shit is it wonderful. The premise is that Paul F. Tompkins, in the guise of H. G. Wells, snatches dead authors from history, who are played by other comedians, and interviews them before a live audience. The episode where John Hodgman played Ayn Rand (http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com/chapter-20-ayn-rand-featuring-john-hodgman) had me literally cackling, and they even did one with E. Gary Gygax (http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com/chapter-32-e-gary-gygax-featuring-chris-tallman).
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 05, 2015, 03:37:20 PM
Saw this at a local indie theatre last night, it was great fun.

http://youtu.be/Mgo0ZWlK4pk (http://youtu.be/Mgo0ZWlK4pk)

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Zombies invade the Australian Outback in this brain-splattered, Mad Max-meets-the-undead thrill ride. When an apocalyptic event turns everyone around him-including his wife and daughter-into marauding zombies, everyman mechanic Barry arms himself to the teeth, soups up his car, and hits the road in order to rescue his sister from a deranged, disco-dancing mad doctor. Bursting with high-octane car chases, crazy-cool homemade weaponry, and enough blood-and-guts gore to satisfy hardcore horror fans, WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD takes the zombie flick to bone-crunchingly berserk new heights.

The poster and trailer said "Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead", but I was also reminded a lot of Army of Darkness. What with the way the zombies moved, the campyness of the humour and the way they bashed together the zombie-fuelled truck.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on July 06, 2015, 03:29:51 AM
I backed Wyrmwood's indiegogo. I saw it a few months ago. They had some fun ideas and I enjoyed it. Didn't quite live up to the trailer they shot for it first but what does?
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 06, 2015, 10:27:55 AM
I backed Wyrmwood's indiegogo. I saw it a few months ago. They had some fun ideas and I enjoyed it. Didn't quite live up to the trailer they shot for it first but what does?
I only saw the theatrical trailer, got pretty much what I expected.

They also showed a new trailer for Turbo Kid before Wyrmood.  I asked the proprietors if they'd show it a while ago (Canadian retro 80's post-apoc teen movie), and I'm still gonna see it, but holy shit does it look stupid.  At least it's got Michael Ironside overacting like a champ.
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Post by: Tim on July 15, 2015, 12:15:17 PM
He was only trying to warn us -

http://www.loweringthebar.net/2015/07/man-says-dance-to-summon-aid.html (http://www.loweringthebar.net/2015/07/man-says-dance-to-summon-aid.html)
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Post by: Tim on July 20, 2015, 01:15:27 PM
I am sure people have seen the news article about the "personal massagers" that someone has tied together and thrown up on to power lines (like you see with shoes) in Portland.

So of course there is a google map noting locations of said objects:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zU-X2rSB8Arw.kNB77SlKvJhM (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zU-X2rSB8Arw.kNB77SlKvJhM)

Link is safe for work but depending on your own sensibilities you may or may not wish to view. I can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of the map although since two are near my home I am thinking about venturing out to see that. Dildocaching as it were.

One of my first thought when I saw this was how can I work this into a game. Are these mapping ley lines (pun intended) or some symbol venerating Y'golonac perhaps.
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 21, 2015, 07:28:11 PM
The Mayfair Theatre (http://mayfairtheatre.ca/), one of our local independent theatres, just put this up on their website:

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/CADmonkey__________/unnamed-1_zpspote5gbw.jpg)

August is going to be a great month.
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 23, 2015, 01:40:44 PM
http://youtu.be/fNOsmf5bi1Y (http://youtu.be/fNOsmf5bi1Y)

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Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him - but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, and her alter egos threaten to lash out in explosive violence. Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson, Felt doesn't just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist psychological thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to shake off. (C) Amplify
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Post by: CADmonkey on August 08, 2015, 03:46:18 PM
http://youtu.be/xboxgEm-ucU (http://youtu.be/xboxgEm-ucU)

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Winner of multiple 2014 Cannes Film Festival Awards (including the coveted Critics' Week Grand Prix), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's "The Tribe" is an undeniably original and intense feature debut set in the insular world of a Ukrainian high school for the deaf. Teenage Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko), a new student at the boarding school, realizes immediately that he must prove himself worthy to be brought under the protective wing of the school gang's leader to survive unscathed. After an indoctrination of harmless initiation pranks and rites, Sergey's newfound clique soon introduces him to their common activities of robbery, bribery and prostitution. At first assimilating seamlessly into his new role in the tribe, he finds himself compromised as he begins to fall in love with his female classmate—and one of the gang's escorts—triggering a sequence of stunningly diabolical events.

THIS FILM FEATURES ACTORS PERFORMING ENTIRELY IN SIGN LANGUAGE. THERE IS NO SPOKEN DIALOGUE OR SUBTITLES.

Edit: And I ought to add, this film doesn't shy away from depicting anything: rape, murder, abortion, it's all there on the screen.
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Post by: Gorkamorka on August 09, 2015, 05:31:21 AM
I need this game in my life about as much as I need heroin.

http://youtu.be/ZKPw86ivR7A (http://youtu.be/ZKPw86ivR7A)
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Post by: Alethea on August 15, 2015, 07:07:34 AM
At least one octopus genome sequenced: http://www.nature.com/news/octopus-genome-holds-clues-to-uncanny-intelligence-1.18177 (http://www.nature.com/news/octopus-genome-holds-clues-to-uncanny-intelligence-1.18177)

How far off could uplifted Octopii be now?  ;D
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Post by: pigsinspaces on August 15, 2015, 04:15:00 PM
I just started listening to the Dead Authors Podcast (http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com) on the recommendation of a friend, and holy shit is it wonderful. The premise is that Paul F. Tompkins, in the guise of H. G. Wells, snatches dead authors from history, who are played by other comedians, and interviews them before a live audience. The episode where John Hodgman played Ayn Rand (http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com/chapter-20-ayn-rand-featuring-john-hodgman) had me literally cackling, and they even did one with E. Gary Gygax (http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com/chapter-32-e-gary-gygax-featuring-chris-tallman).

Yessss ... the L. Ron Hubbard one was hilarious. I came to Dead Authors via the Thrilling Adventure Hour http://thrillingadventurehour.com (http://thrillingadventurehour.com) which you are probably already aware of ... but if not then you are in for a treat.
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Post by: Twisting H on August 15, 2015, 05:24:47 PM
Found this from a post on the Something Awful forums.

(http://i.imgur.com/Zg9TP86.jpg)

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...[T]wo Finnish RPG designers are working on a generic RPG system called Ironcore and the pilot game for the system is going to basically be Cthulhu meets Mad Max: http://ironspine.com/wp/en/blog/2015/08/12/ironcore-engine/ (http://ironspine.com/wp/en/blog/2015/08/12/ironcore-engine/)

According to the website

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We chose Chthonian Highways as our pilot project that combines two fairly well-known and popular genres: Chtulhu mythos and post-apocalyptic demolition derby in style of Mad Max and Fallout.

Chthonian Highways is set in a world where nightmarish creatures have ravaged the world and otherworldly landscapes have merged with ours. Strange and dreadful beings prowl in the shadows and dangerous alien flora is taking over the green forests and grasslands. The few remnants of civilization are held together by the chthonian highways – a webbing of roads that are still traversable by ground vehicles. The characters are dauntless road warriors who roam the cursed highways with their rigged cars and motorcycles – for as long as there is gasoline to keep the engines roaring.

We are making a short demo of the Chthonian Highways and it will be available as a free pdf download during September 2015.

The other setting with this Ironcore system is dungeon crawling in space.

(http://i.imgur.com/1NeEGKk.png)

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Hyperstorm RPG is a space opera tabletop role-playing game based on the Finnish science fiction RPG Heimot. Hyperstorm is more of a reboot rather than a simple translation or a new edition of the game. We have revised a lot of stuff from the setting and Hyperstorm will the first “full-sized” role-playing game to use Ironcore Engine expanded with rules for advanced character creation and progression, space battles and psionics just to name a few rules we are adding to the core engine.

The main idea in Hyperstorm is to transfer the well-tested idea of dungeon crawling into outer space. Instead of dungeons, the heroes in this game will be exploring wrecks. In game terms, wrecks can be anything from crash-landed space ships, wrecked space stations, and abandoned colony settlements to mysterious alien ruins.

You can read more about Hyperstorm RPG here: www.hyperstorm-rpg.com (http://www.hyperstorm-rpg.com)
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Post by: CADmonkey on August 19, 2015, 02:10:11 PM
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The main idea in Hyperstorm is to transfer the well-tested idea of dungeon crawling into outer space.

Heh, sounds like the first few sessions of every Traveller campaign I've played in (before they all, inevitably, became a game of Papers & Paychecks).
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Post by: CADmonkey on August 24, 2015, 10:30:55 AM
Saw Robin Williams' final dramatic performance this weekend:

http://youtu.be/HCdUubr70i8 (http://youtu.be/HCdUubr70i8)

A very low-key performance, full of pathos; but what really got to me was a line Nolan (Robin Williams) had, while talking about his mother passing away:

"People leave, you know? But for some people, it just doesn't seem fair"
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Post by: Twisting H on August 29, 2015, 07:28:22 AM
Found this on the Something Awful Forums.

Temper your enthusiasm, this game may NEVER come out.  Still in development.


That Which Sleeps

(http://i.imgur.com/G4o3Awah.jpg)

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That Which Sleeps is a re-imagining of the God Game. Take the role of an awakened evil and manipulate a living, reactive world.

http://www.kingdinosaurgames.com/ (http://www.kingdinosaurgames.com/)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingdinosaurgames/that-which-sleeps (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingdinosaurgames/that-which-sleeps)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K461KtsmEQk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K461KtsmEQk)


Text courtesy of Normal Adult Human on Something Awful
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3708603&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1 (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3708603&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1)

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That Which Sleeps is a Cool Mapgame where you play the role of an Eldritch Horror what is groggily going about it's Morning Routine.

Each of the 8 bad, dark evil, monster things has a unique playstyle. Karth fully awakens very quickly, plays like an agent on the map, and conquers the world through military action, while Azlan will take much, much longer to awaken but wins when he does.

That Which Sleeps is a turn-based strategy game where the player assumes the role of an ancient being who was sealed away in ages past but has now returned to reclaim dominion over the world. However, when you waken you are weak and must lurk in the shadows to avoid a return to your demonic slumber.

The player must balance an aggressive approach utilizing his considerable power and eager hordes with the need to remain unknown to the Champions and Heroes of the world. This allows for multiple play styles and various meaningful decision paths - all made more unique and re-playable due to the large cast of available agents and awakened demons aka "Ancient Evils". In addition, the world is customized at the beginning of the game as you explicitly lay out how you were sealed away, and what methods you used to manipulate the world in your slumber.

Current existing terrible, awful, no-good, very bad gods/demons/organs/reflective surfaces:

(http://i.imgur.com/fqv6IFkh.jpg)
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Azlan, the Dreaming God
Very slow-waking Old One who is more subtle than the others, specializing in small changes over time that slowly add up to an unstoppable force.

Dream Host: Bring elements from Azlan's dreamworld into the reality of the game, hiding clues, shrouding the world in mystery, and eventually merging the realms completely and winning the game in one stroke.

The Night Whispers: Subtly warp and twist the personalities of Heroes, Leaders, etc., to either drive them insane or merely adjust them to be more suitable pawns.

(http://i.imgur.com/vfAbigqh.jpg)
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Belial, Herald of the Corrupted
Versatile Old One whose abilities augment a range of playstyles and who is able to recover from "mistakes" more readily.

Will over Fate: Perceive the random events that shape the world before they occur, and eventually learn to move these events, amplify them or even create your own on demand.

Dwelling in Darkness: Command beasts (and eventually weak-willed men) to do your bidding, including providing Infilitration in the far corners of the world.

(http://i.imgur.com/GboTU0rh.jpg)
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Inatha, the Shrieking Wind
An Old One that allows for both fast and slow playstyles, specializing in terraforming and "area denial" through use of its voice.

The Gathering Storm: Expand the boundaries of your tundra home, advancing the cold and bringing winter to all the land. Create blizzards, freeze rivers and destroy crops as the arctic creeps across the face of the world.

In Voice and Form: Bring back together the scattered tones of your voice to bolster your own abilities and marshal your minions, or leave them scattered to deny meddling Heroes access to those areas by increasing their Danger and use them as remote outposts for your own forces.

(http://i.imgur.com/jva1iJZh.jpg)
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Karth, the World in Flames
A fast-waking Old One who incarnates on the map to personally oversee his forces, specializing in military actions and direct confrontation.

War Without End: Increase the chance of conflict and make it more bloody: more attrition, more Wounds, etc.

Call of the Horde: Recruit orcs, goblins and other creatures to your cause at first, moving on to more powerful creatures as the game progresses.

(http://i.imgur.com/N0SL0obh.png)
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Limos, the Unchained
NOTE: Limos was reworked at one point due to internal testing finding him overpowered, so he may be completely different now.
An Old One who desires to destroy all life, specializing in raising Undead hordes and general destructiveness.

The Gift of Death: Raise the slain to servitude as Undead, and grant the eternal gift to Agents and Heroes to increase the powers and bend their wills to the task of omnicide.

End of Days: March the world to the brink of the Apocalypse, spreading pestilence, drowning the land beneath the waves and even setting the very heavens on fire.

(http://i.imgur.com/ijyNIMch.jpg)
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Moloch, the Fetid Primeval
A slow-waking Old One who, unlike Azlan, eschews subtlety in favor of omnipresence. Specializes in terraforming and overwhelming his foes with the sheer number of problems he causes.

Parasite: Spread your corruption throughout the world, at first laying waste to it in your fetid pools, and later on pushing your tendrils through for more direct imposition of your will.

Call of the Primitive: Revert the world to primeval times, regressing forests to the time before men - back when they were populated with ancient terrors. Eventually you can turn back time on civilization itself, turning whole cultures back toward their tribal and primitive roots.

(http://i.imgur.com/p2p96J3h.jpg)
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Seraph, the Dark Star
An Old One who desires the world bow down to her splendor, specializing in Rituals and Artifacts, as well as having a unique "tower and light" mechanic.

Reflections of Grace: Recover your strength as you wake up, increasing the range and potency of your light and extending your dominion over the world and your power within that domain.

Celestial Artifice: Collect the shattered shards of her palace to recreate buildings and towers that emanate Seraph's sickly light. As more such buildings are constructed, the range of the light grows, as does Seraph's power. These shards can also be used to power celestial Rituals and forge legendary Artifacts.

(http://i.imgur.com/M7i7hneh.jpg)
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Sisyphus, Man's Lament:
An Old One who wakes at a moderate pace who possesses different abilities varying with choices made by the player. Specializes in powerful Agents.

Of Mortal Birth: Select from different ability trees and receive changes to your abilities based on the choices you make during Scenario Generation (the questions that you answer before the game proper begins) and, later on, your interactions with the Chosen One. Depending on your choices, you may find yourself specialized for war, magic, or infiltration.

The Price of Victory: Strengthen your Agents to levels undreamed of, with imbues that impart boosts and abilities far beyond what other Old Ones are capable of, but inflicting them or you with drawbacks as well.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on August 30, 2015, 04:34:53 PM
The Mayfair Theatre (http://mayfairtheatre.ca/), one of our local independent theatres, just put this up on their website:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/CADmonkey__________/unnamed-1_zpspote5gbw.jpg (http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/CADmonkey__________/unnamed-1_zpspote5gbw.jpg)

August is going to be a great month.

So, Apocalypse POW! is over, and this was the lineup:

http://youtu.be/VKBYHQZFnIQ (http://youtu.be/VKBYHQZFnIQ)

An Italian/Spanish co-production from 1983, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo.  Probably the stupidest of the four (I know it's a B-movie, but still), what it lacked in plot coherence it made up for in sheer silliness (Robert Iannucci's hair had me giggling thoughout the movie, and the deus ex machina ending had us rolling in the aisles).

http://youtu.be/FZ7tmLK2IuY (http://youtu.be/FZ7tmLK2IuY)

Shot in the Philippines in 1985, Directed by Cirio H. Santiago, a disciple of Russ Meyer's.  The plot was paper-thin, but coherent and action-packed.  Unfortunately, this movie is also rape-packed.  The hero's sister is captured by the villain early on and spends about half the move being raped.  Her boyfriend is also raped by the villain's henchmen, but he receives a swift death at the hands of the hero.

http://youtu.be/lF1vvUDo_EE (http://youtu.be/lF1vvUDo_EE)

An Italian production from 1983, directed by Enzo G. Castellari (director of the original Inglorious Bastards).  This was the best of the lot in so many ways: the music, the costumes, the hair, the action scenes, Fred Williamson.  Enzo G. Castellari is a great fan of Sam Peckinpah, and it shows in the action sequences.  Castellari also worked a lot with Fred Williamson, who is just pitch-perfect in his role as the hero's badass lone wolf friend.  And, as the organizer of Apocalypse POW! warned us, this film has the most unforgettable sodomy scene you've ever seen, even more so than the one in Deliverance.

http://youtu.be/skhk7lUsEqI (http://youtu.be/skhk7lUsEqI)

Another of Cirio H. Santiago's pieces from 1987, this was another action-packed story with little in the way of plot.  This movie also uses many of the same sets & locations as Wheels of Fire, and has some very samey action scenes.  It does however have a gun, a big gun, which is totally not phallic.  And the scenes of the hero fabricating parts and assembling the gun, shirtless, are absolutely not dripping with sexual subtext.  Not in the least.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on August 30, 2015, 04:53:57 PM
They also showed a new trailer for Turbo Kid before Wyrmood.  I asked the proprietors if they'd show it a while ago (Canadian retro 80's post-apoc teen movie), and I'm still gonna see it, but holy shit does it look stupid.  At least it's got Michael Ironside overacting like a champ.

http://youtu.be/nh23-rQUi5U (http://youtu.be/nh23-rQUi5U)

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It's 1997. In a ruined post-apocalyptic world, the orphaned Kid survives on his own through drought-ridden nuclear winter, traversing the Wasteland on his BMX, scavenging for scraps to trade for a scant supply of water. When his perpetually chipper, pink-haired new best friend Apple is kidnapped by a minion of evil overlord Zeus, the Kid summons the courage of his comic book hero and prepares to deliver turbocharged justice to Zeus, his buzzsaw-handed sidekick Skeletron, and their vicious masked army.

Saw it Friday night and I was partly wrong, it was stupid fun.  Turbo Kid is a hilariously fun homage to 80's post-apocalyptic & gorefest B-movies. With Michael Ironside as the scenery-chewing villan Zeus. And, something that might be the most realistic element in any post-apocalyptic movie ever, bicycles are the only working vehicles seen in the movie!

And in attendance at Friday's screening:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5807/20791840680_be17a198d7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xFiBRJ)
Turbo Kid Directors (https://flic.kr/p/xFiBRJ) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

The directors Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell, talking about their movie and answering questions from the audience. And:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5637/20357302914_ee620bc316_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x1UuVh)
Turbo Kid Cosplay (https://flic.kr/p/x1UuVh) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

A Turbo Kid cosplayer!
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Post by: Twisting H on September 05, 2015, 07:09:26 AM
Hey. Hey Ross. If you want to keep your hipster geek cred you have to go do this.

SynnCon September 19, 2015


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Come and learn Synnibarr in this one day event designed to teach you how to play.
Raven McCracken and the creators of the game will be there with our team of Synners in a series of events that will lead you through the rules and have you adventuring.
Member of the Synners team will be available while you play to lead  you the rules and answer your questions.

Food will be available onsite to purchase or go to nearby restaurants and stores.  You can continue to play through the meal periods.

Fate's Fist Referee training for 10 experienced referees will be run for 10 people at one table with Raven plus a few of the team.

http://synnibarr.com/synncon.html (http://synnibarr.com/synncon.html)

(http://i.imgur.com/JfUR83uh.gif)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on September 05, 2015, 08:10:41 AM
Synn. . . Con. . .

wat

On the plus side, you can still play with Raven during meal times!   ;D
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Post by: CADmonkey on September 05, 2015, 10:31:55 AM
http://youtu.be/bxw4KFxPcoY (http://youtu.be/bxw4KFxPcoY)

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In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he's nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Saw this last night. A good postapocalyptic thriller, beautifully shot & directed with great performances by Margot Robbie & Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film fizzles a bit after Chris Pine shows up, but what can you expect?
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: BishopSansPants on September 06, 2015, 11:32:40 PM
This is something I think Ross and any other architecture nerds might be interested in:

I went to the current exhibit at the Frye Museum of Art (http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/5677/) yesterday featuring Leo Saul Burke's exhibit: this man was so changed by living in the Ford House in Aurora, IL (https://mcarch.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/bruce-goffs-ford-residence-aurora-illinois-1948) that he did a wealth of art about it. It was really interesting to see the idea that architecture changes you in practice and reality.

If any of you are going to be in Seattle in the next month, I suggest going to the exhibit before it closes. The museum admission is free (I'm not sure about parking as I live within walking distance of it).
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on September 11, 2015, 07:07:16 PM
Here's something other the cinema geeks might enjoy: http://bit.ly/1NnFvYA (http://bit.ly/1NnFvYA)

It's a virtual tour of Ottawa's oldest surviving movie theater.  Built in 1932 with an "atmospheric" Spanish Colonial-style interior, it's also one of the few theatres to still have a 35mm film projector.  And since it's now being run by a collective of gen-x movie geeks, it boasts a growing collection of geek movie memorabilia, including some items that should interest Ross...
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on September 12, 2015, 12:25:27 AM
http://youtu.be/p0abWuHBJRg (http://youtu.be/p0abWuHBJRg)

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Kevin Bacon (The Following, HBO's Taking Chance, Mystic River) stars in director Jon Watts' delightful throwback thriller Cop Car. When two good-natured but rebellious young boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a quick joyride. Their bad decision unleashes the ire of the county sheriff (Kevin Bacon) and leads to brutal consequences. (C) Focus World
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 12, 2015, 04:14:17 PM
Cop Car looks fun.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on September 12, 2015, 05:41:05 PM
Cop Car looks fun.
Yeah, kind of light on story, but fun nonetheless.  I think the comparison to the Cohen brothers in the trailer gave me some unrealistic expectations.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on September 14, 2015, 03:07:09 AM
I will probably expand on this idea later but here's a brief sketch.


Chose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) gaming has made somewhat of a comeback on mobile devices over the past three or so years.  And although there are knock out luminaries like 80 Days, the Sorcery series, Heavy Metal Thunder and Ryan North's To Be or Not To Be; personally I can't help but think the talent and creativity on this forum could do much better than most of the mediocre offerings out there.

http://www.inklestudios.com/80days/ (http://www.inklestudios.com/80days/)
http://www.inklestudios.com/sorcery/ (http://www.inklestudios.com/sorcery/)
http://www.cubusgames.com/heavy-metal-thunder/ (http://www.cubusgames.com/heavy-metal-thunder/)
http://gamebookadventures.com/gamebooks/to-be-or-not-to-be/ (http://gamebookadventures.com/gamebooks/to-be-or-not-to-be/)

The HP Podcraft podcast was advertising One More Story Games, an engine to make and publish your own story games.

https://onemorestorygames.com/ (https://onemorestorygames.com/)

Instructions here:
https://onemorestorygames.com/write/ (https://onemorestorygames.com/write/)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUMExXBIGs5NCCFYRCG3YSZ01sGfq_5H (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUMExXBIGs5NCCFYRCG3YSZ01sGfq_5H)

Failbetter games (of Fallen London and Sunless Sea fame) had an engine called StoryNexus but it is currently in "maintenance mode" meaning among other things you cannot monetize your product there for the foreseeable future.

Choice of Games is another company that publishes mobile CYOA games.
https://www.choiceofgames.com/category/our-games/ (https://www.choiceofgames.com/category/our-games/)

Their engine is ChoiceScript:  https://www.choiceofgames.com/make-your-own-games/choicescript-intro/ (https://www.choiceofgames.com/make-your-own-games/choicescript-intro/)

And for completion's sake Tin Man Games is another CYOA mobile publisher: http://tinmangames.com.au/blog/ (http://tinmangames.com.au/blog/)



Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on September 14, 2015, 12:30:24 PM
I will probably expand on this idea later but here's a brief sketch.


Chose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) gaming has made somewhat of a comeback on mobile devices over the past three or so years.  And although there are knock out luminaries like 80 Days, the Sorcery series, Heavy Metal Thunder and Ryan North's To Be or Not To Be; personally I can't help but think the talent and creativity on this forum could do much better than most of the mediocre offerings out there.

http://www.inklestudios.com/80days/ (http://www.inklestudios.com/80days/)
http://www.inklestudios.com/sorcery/ (http://www.inklestudios.com/sorcery/)
http://www.cubusgames.com/heavy-metal-thunder/ (http://www.cubusgames.com/heavy-metal-thunder/)
http://gamebookadventures.com/gamebooks/to-be-or-not-to-be/ (http://gamebookadventures.com/gamebooks/to-be-or-not-to-be/)

The HP Podcraft podcast was advertising One More Story Games, an engine to make and publish your own story games.

https://onemorestorygames.com/ (https://onemorestorygames.com/)

Instructions here:
https://onemorestorygames.com/write/ (https://onemorestorygames.com/write/)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUMExXBIGs5NCCFYRCG3YSZ01sGfq_5H (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUMExXBIGs5NCCFYRCG3YSZ01sGfq_5H)

Failbetter games (of Fallen London and Sunless Sea fame) had an engine called StoryNexus but it is currently in "maintenance mode" meaning among other things you cannot monetize your product there for the foreseeable future.

Choice of Games is another company that publishes mobile CYOA games.
https://www.choiceofgames.com/category/our-games/ (https://www.choiceofgames.com/category/our-games/)

Their engine is ChoiceScript:  https://www.choiceofgames.com/make-your-own-games/choicescript-intro/ (https://www.choiceofgames.com/make-your-own-games/choicescript-intro/)

And for completion's sake Tin Man Games is another CYOA mobile publisher: http://tinmangames.com.au/blog/ (http://tinmangames.com.au/blog/)

Don't forget this CYOA gem: http://kindlecoverdisasters.tumblr.com/post/128401154195 (http://kindlecoverdisasters.tumblr.com/post/128401154195)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on September 17, 2015, 07:48:55 PM
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Haven't seen it yet, but I want to see it, especially after reading Robin Laws' capsule review from TIFF (http://robin-d-laws.blogspot.ca/2015/09/tiff-mon-tom-hiddleston-gets-high-jg.html):

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High-Rise [UK, Ben Wheatley, 5] Reserved anatomy instructor (Tom Hiddleston) moves into a brutalist apartment tower run by its strangely intrusive architect (Jeremy Irons) just before its descent into orgiastic madness. Phantasmagorical adaptation of the classic JG Ballard conjures weird beauty from the ugliest elements of 70s design.

This feels more purely a Ballard piece than Cronenberg's Crash, which was such a quintessential Toronto movie. That opening shot of a cold morning Gardiner Expressway lays bare the weird dark heart of my beautiful city. High-Rise on the other hand keeps it British to the bone--1975 Britain to be precise. The spirit of Cronenberg isn't absent but there's a bunch of Lindsay Anderson and Python in its lineage too.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on September 24, 2015, 07:35:52 AM
Playing at one of the local independent theatres (the one that does monthly showings of The Room).

http://youtu.be/XEV1H0_jmwk (http://youtu.be/XEV1H0_jmwk)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on September 24, 2015, 05:11:55 PM
Here's an interesting academic paper on RPG books in libraries: http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html (http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html)

The short version: libraries have pitifully small collections of RPG books.

Obviously, someone needs to give me a $3 million grant to create a dedicated RPG Industry Research and Preservation Library. Hasbro? Lisa Stevens? Eh? Eh?
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 25, 2015, 02:14:21 AM
Here's an interesting academic paper on RPG books in libraries: http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html (http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html)

The short version: libraries have pitifully small collections of RPG books.

Obviously, someone needs to give me a $3 million grant to create a dedicated RPG Industry Research and Preservation Library. Hasbro? Lisa Stevens? Eh? Eh?

Better idea: tell rpg publishers how to market to libraries and give grants to libraries that buy rpgs.

BUY MY BOOKS
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on September 25, 2015, 10:37:34 AM
Here's an interesting academic paper on RPG books in libraries: http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html (http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html)

The short version: libraries have pitifully small collections of RPG books.

Obviously, someone needs to give me a $3 million grant to create a dedicated RPG Industry Research and Preservation Library. Hasbro? Lisa Stevens? Eh? Eh?

Better idea: tell rpg publishers how to market to libraries and give grants to libraries that buy rpgs.

BUY MY BOOKS

I'm confused. How does that plan get me $3 million to build the ultimate RPG library?
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Tim on September 25, 2015, 10:45:45 AM

Better idea: tell rpg publishers how to market to libraries and give grants to libraries that buy rpgs.

BUY MY BOOKS

I'm confused. How does that plan get me $3 million to build the ultimate RPG library?

The way I am reading this is buy enough of Ross's books and he will give you the money.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alethea on September 25, 2015, 06:00:53 PM
Here's an interesting academic paper on RPG books in libraries: http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html (http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html)

The short version: libraries have pitifully small collections of RPG books.

Obviously, someone needs to give me a $3 million grant to create a dedicated RPG Industry Research and Preservation Library. Hasbro? Lisa Stevens? Eh? Eh?

Better idea: tell rpg publishers how to market to libraries and give grants to libraries that buy rpgs.

BUY MY BOOKS

Unfortunately, it very rarely works that way (as far as I know) - libraries have to go chase down donors and try talking industry into sponsoring a partnership or something. But if you could talk an RPG publisher into donating, they'd probably want to target library systems with decent graphic novel and manga collections because the teen and children's librarians there are more likely to be receptive to the idea. Also focus on libraries with Maker spaces - again they are more likely to be able to find advocates there for innovation. Or you know, go right to the ALA group on this topic: Games and Gaming Round Table (http://www.ala.org/gamert/ (http://www.ala.org/gamert/)). And get in on International Games Day and Games in Libraries - Nov. 21st this year: http://igd.ala.org/ (http://igd.ala.org/)

Hey Trinite, what kind of library you want to build here? Public/lending, academic/research or an archive? Either way, you better be taking my resume for a technical services position  ;D
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on September 25, 2015, 11:36:11 PM
Here's an interesting academic paper on RPG books in libraries: http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html (http://boingboing.net/2015/09/24/study-tracking-every-rpg-book.html)

The short version: libraries have pitifully small collections of RPG books.

Obviously, someone needs to give me a $3 million grant to create a dedicated RPG Industry Research and Preservation Library. Hasbro? Lisa Stevens? Eh? Eh?

Better idea: tell rpg publishers how to market to libraries and give grants to libraries that buy rpgs.

BUY MY BOOKS

Unfortunately, it very rarely works that way (as far as I know) - libraries have to go chase down donors and try talking industry into sponsoring a partnership or something. But if you could talk an RPG publisher into donating, they'd probably want to target library systems with decent graphic novel and manga collections because the teen and children's librarians there are more likely to be receptive to the idea. Also focus on libraries with Maker spaces - again they are more likely to be able to find advocates there for innovation. Or you know, go right to the ALA group on this topic: Games and Gaming Round Table (http://www.ala.org/gamert/ (http://www.ala.org/gamert/)). And get in on International Games Day and Games in Libraries - Nov. 21st this year: http://igd.ala.org/ (http://igd.ala.org/)

Hey Trinite, what kind of library you want to build here? Public/lending, academic/research or an archive? Either way, you better be taking my resume for a technical services position  ;D

Alethea, the lottery-winner dream scenario is to build an academic research library, with a primary mission of providing resources for researchers and designers studying the history and development of RPGs as an art-form and craft. There would be an additional mission for the preservation of rare and/or historically-significant works, which would involve archiving techniques, including digitizing unique items. Obviously, over time the library's expansion would necessitate a growing staff. ;)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on October 10, 2015, 09:05:59 PM
Not mine but looks interesting.

From the HP Podcraft Forums a year ago by user aasgier.

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I expect many Lovecraft fans will also have an interest in decadent literature and 19th century gothic atmosphere in general, so I'm just leaving this link to the download here so anyone who wants to give this a try can download, play and hopefully enjoy it. This game is sort of a Huysmans/Lovecraft mashup as far as the themes and atmosphere are concerned. Purple prose and literary references abound. The game is set in 19th century Paris where the protagonists are two decadent poets trying to outdo each other in decadence (by collecting occult books and binging on Absinthe and possibly contracting syphilis). The design of the board was inspired by Art Nouveau to get that lovely 19th century atmosphere. Rules are simple.

You can download it (.zip file containing PDFs of the board, cards and pieces, manual) here:

https://aasgier.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/la-bas-a-weird-and-literary-board-game/ (https://aasgier.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/la-bas-a-weird-and-literary-board-game/)

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All you need apart from the printable material are three differently colored tokens and one dice.

'La-bas' is a two player game where players attempt to become the most decadent poets of 19th century Paris, while being hunted by a supernatural entity. It was inspired by weird tales such as those by H.P. Lovecraft, Robert M. Chambers and Algernon Blackwood and by the lifestyles of decadent artists of the 19th century. And of course by the novel La-Bas by J.K. Huysmans.

This is how it should look after some cutting & pasting

(http://i.imgur.com/jQ1nf1A.jpg?2)

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Short description
- 2 player game
- Both players are being hunted by a supernatural entity, being found results in possession which changes the gameplay as long as the possession lasts
- The goal is to get the highest score
- A game can last between a few minutes to more than an hour
- Both luck and strategy play a part in the game
- More or less horror themed, but also quite funny (depending on your sense of humor of course)

A lot of work went into designing the game so I hope people will play and enjoy it. Recommended for Lovecraft fans, lovers of decadent literature, connoisseurs of the weird and people who enjoy 19th century atmosphere.

One of my next projects is a board game adaptation of Hodgson's The Night Land..  Grin
I'll get my coat

Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alethea on October 11, 2015, 07:59:20 AM
YouTube channel from very funny bunch of folks (friends of mine) playing terrible games: "We play all those games people say you should have played, but never did." FYI, their humor tends towards expletive laden and raunchy.

Go check out NoNostalgiaFilter
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRm9hNPW4Wz82bgqvzPfYA/feed (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRm9hNPW4Wz82bgqvzPfYA/feed)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on October 15, 2015, 05:21:09 PM
The Mask (a.k.a. Eyes of Hell) (http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/tiffcinematheque/the-mask-eyes-of-hell)

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/content.tiff.net/content/carousel/79b0280073afb4c5f5f112d4b5d3d46c.jpg)

I haven't seen this (just read about it in Incredibly Strange Films (http://www.researchpubs.com/shop/sold-out-do-not-order-incredibly-strange-films-2/)) but there's a new digital restoration coming to the TIFF Lightbox Cinemas next week, and hopefully elsewhere soon.

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The first feature-length Canadian horror movie and the first feature-length 3D film made in Canada, Julian Roffman's 1961 cult classic has now been digitally restored in 2K anaglyph 3D by TIFF and the 3-D Film Archive. A psychiatrist comes into possession of an ancient tribal mask that, when worn, assails him with nightmarish visions of monsters, occultists, and ritual torture. Believing that he has discovered a portal to the deepest recesses of his mind, he continues to explore this terrifying new psychic world — even at the risk of his sanity. With its riot of psychedelic 3D imagery now restored to its full, dizzyingly surreal glory, The Mask has returned!
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Post by: CADmonkey on October 18, 2015, 03:08:21 PM
http://youtu.be/6EXQgTDZs60 (http://youtu.be/6EXQgTDZs60)

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From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

Director Douglas Tirola’s documentary about the Lampoon, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, cleverly chronicles its founding by two former Harvard students, its growth, demise and everything in between. Told thru fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine’s prime), the film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at what made the magazine tick, who were its key players, and why it was so outrageously successful: a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.
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Post by: Twisting H on October 18, 2015, 11:18:28 PM
NEWS

PDF of the Alpha is available here: http://ironspine.com/wp/en/rpgs/chthonian-highways/ (http://ironspine.com/wp/en/rpgs/chthonian-highways/)

Art is killer!


Found this from a post on the Something Awful forums.

(http://i.imgur.com/Zg9TP86.jpg)

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...[T]wo Finnish RPG designers are working on a generic RPG system called Ironcore and the pilot game for the system is going to basically be Cthulhu meets Mad Max: http://ironspine.com/wp/en/blog/2015/08/12/ironcore-engine/ (http://ironspine.com/wp/en/blog/2015/08/12/ironcore-engine/)

According to the website

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We chose Chthonian Highways as our pilot project that combines two fairly well-known and popular genres: Chtulhu mythos and post-apocalyptic demolition derby in style of Mad Max and Fallout.

Chthonian Highways is set in a world where nightmarish creatures have ravaged the world and otherworldly landscapes have merged with ours. Strange and dreadful beings prowl in the shadows and dangerous alien flora is taking over the green forests and grasslands. The few remnants of civilization are held together by the chthonian highways – a webbing of roads that are still traversable by ground vehicles. The characters are dauntless road warriors who roam the cursed highways with their rigged cars and motorcycles – for as long as there is gasoline to keep the engines roaring.

We are making a short demo of the Chthonian Highways and it will be available as a free pdf download during September 2015.

The other setting with this Ironcore system is dungeon crawling in space.

(http://i.imgur.com/1NeEGKk.png)

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Hyperstorm RPG is a space opera tabletop role-playing game based on the Finnish science fiction RPG Heimot. Hyperstorm is more of a reboot rather than a simple translation or a new edition of the game. We have revised a lot of stuff from the setting and Hyperstorm will the first “full-sized” role-playing game to use Ironcore Engine expanded with rules for advanced character creation and progression, space battles and psionics just to name a few rules we are adding to the core engine.

The main idea in Hyperstorm is to transfer the well-tested idea of dungeon crawling into outer space. Instead of dungeons, the heroes in this game will be exploring wrecks. In game terms, wrecks can be anything from crash-landed space ships, wrecked space stations, and abandoned colony settlements to mysterious alien ruins.

You can read more about Hyperstorm RPG here: www.hyperstorm-rpg.com (http://www.hyperstorm-rpg.com)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on November 03, 2015, 03:19:27 PM
Here's the newest Twitch streaming superstar: http://www.twitch.tv/bobross (http://www.twitch.tv/bobross)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on November 03, 2015, 05:15:10 PM
Here's something that sounds like it's up Ross's vaporwavey alley: What to Alvin and the Chipmunks sound like when you slow them back down into normal vocal range?

Answer: heavy.

https://soundcloud.com/alvin-thechipmunkson16sp (https://soundcloud.com/alvin-thechipmunkson16sp)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on November 03, 2015, 06:55:36 PM
There is this game Ultimum that I stumbled across. It is a far future, optimistic post-apocalyptic scifi game.

Although there is the ruins of two alien empires that invaded earth to explore and scavenging to do; the humans and the crocodile-men, ape-men, robot-men, wolf-bear-men (yes you read that right), elf-men, energy-men, and sort of dwarf-men all interact in a mostly harmonious fashion. 

This isn't fallout. To me the tone is more survival and exploration of a vaguely familiar world, rather than say an colony planet that is alien to all the players.

https://youtu.be/0TWrTc0d54E (https://youtu.be/0TWrTc0d54E)

(http://i.imgur.com/naYKPMQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rCkC1TF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yLM3s43.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BcoR6cG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YsuSFy7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OG4XYP2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vf2u5Xe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WqV1qsg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JU05s5y.jpg)


The tone of the beta rulebook is very much "Heroic, Fuck Yeah!" and it is rather endearing. :allears:

For example:

(http://i.imgur.com/2leeqzs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IQpEpMf.jpg)


They had a kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409548667/ultimum (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409548667/ultimum)

The free beta rules (139 pages), character sheet and adventure are here:

http://www.ultimumrpg.com/downloads.html (http://www.ultimumrpg.com/downloads.html)


The other major thrust of Ultimum is "online support".  This is suppose to include smartphone app and a computer program of the Ultimum rules.

From the website:

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Concept

Ultimum is a tabletop Role-Playing Game that is built around a dramatic, science fiction story about races and peoples that are all learning how to live together in the face of survival. The setting is Earth in the far future. The continents have collided and created Pangea Ultima. New sentient species, both alien and terrestrial now populate the Earth and humanity has just returned. There are galaxy spanning threats to overcome, but for now, we need to regroup.

In Ultimum, the players determine the course of the story. In kitchens, living rooms and gaming stores all over the world, players will be playing out their Ultimum sessions from week to week. Once they're finished, they'll upload their progress to the Ultimum website. The developers will organize and trend the player data and start building the future storyline from there.


The other novel feature of Ultimum is the acquisition of gear. Evidently money doesn't exist.* Every player has their own personal fabricator called a RFD.  This fabricator scans the local area and teleports all the useful minerals from the area into its reserves.  So populated areas have been "all mined out" and this is to foment exploration I guess?  If you want to make a piece of gear like a SMG or a piece of armor you construct it based on what materials you have and you also roll randomly for quirks and features on a series of tables.  At least that's the impression I'm getting from a very quick skim. 

It feels very video game like but that is not necessarily a bad thing in this case.

*Money doesn't exist but you can barter mineral for goods and services so yes a common currency does essentially exist.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alethea on November 03, 2015, 09:18:32 PM
Yup, totally would play a wolf-bear-person. Artwork sold me.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: TRNSHMN on November 03, 2015, 10:22:11 PM
I'm sorry to be that asshole, but this immediately grabbed my brain and refused to let go. "No Statistics, Only Math." This is that whole stupid meme of GURPS requiring calculus and differential equations. Unless you're playing Phoenix Command you're not doing anything other than basic algebra. If you can't do division or multiplication during character generation, get a calculator like I do. It's not hard, it's literally in your phone and computer already.

Besides, that's making statistics seem bad somehow. I do statistics on dice rolls for fun and it helps me grok the system better.

This also feels like an odd comment because the game's die system seems decidedly weird, and a touch difficult to crunch the math for.

Also, it's your book. If you feel like you want to swear, you can swear, and don't need to censor yourself. If you want to swear but also want to censor yourself, you may want to reconsider doing so, unless your target demo is young teens.

Otherwise, it seems alright. Vaguely reminds me of a less silly and/or Fallout-y Gamma World.

No-fun curmudgeon away!
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on November 11, 2015, 02:56:18 PM
Coming in January from Lego:

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) Official Images Revealed (http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-ghostbusters-firehouse-headquarters-75827-official-images-revealed/)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5803/21905784624_8da9287239_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/znJSzN)
LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) (https://flic.kr/p/znJSzN) by Allen Tran (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tormentalous/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5668/22529941548_6f1b11b480_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AjTQG5)
LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) (https://flic.kr/p/AjTQG5) by Allen Tran (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tormentalous/), on Flickr]


Dr. Peter Venkman: What do you think, Egon?
Dr. Egon Spengler: I think this building should be condemned. There's serious metal fatigue in all the load-bearing members, the wiring is substandard, it's completely inadequate for our power needs, and the neighborhood is like a demilitarized zone.
Dr Ray Stantz: Hey. Does this pole still work?
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5640/22922254496_289490a43e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AVyxEq)
Dr Ray Stantz: Wow. This place is great. When can we move in? You gotta try this pole. I'm gonna get my stuff. Hey. We should stay here. Tonight. Sleep here. You know, to try it out.
Venkman looks at Spengler. Spengler slowly shakes his head. Venkman turns to the real estate agent
Dr. Peter Venkman: I think we'll take it.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alethea on November 11, 2015, 03:50:19 PM
Speaking of Legos, there's a campaign on the ideas community for a Lovelace and Babbage set (with working Analytical Engine): https://ideas.lego.com/projects/102740

They're at 5K in supporters but Lego doesn't review sets until they hit the 10K mark. So go support them!

(https://dp1eoqdp1qht7.cloudfront.net/community/projects/d26/b37/102740/1909670-o_19l4ckir4hrkb4g3nj1fcq1dv97-full.png)
(https://dp1eoqdp1qht7.cloudfront.net/community/projects/d26/b37/102740/1909698-o_19l4ee1vom631ia1u2t1uptih217-full.jpg)

Did I mention that the Engine fits a Raspberry Pi 2.0?
(https://dp1eoqdp1qht7.cloudfront.net/community/projects/d26/b37/102740/1909707-o_19l4ee1vos9k1p701niu1gpm69f1a-full.jpg)


Go support the Tron Light cycle set too ;)
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/120006 
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Post by: BeyondSandrock on November 11, 2015, 08:51:03 PM


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5803/21905784624_8da9287239_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/znJSzN)
LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) (https://flic.kr/p/znJSzN) by Allen Tran (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tormentalous/), on Flickr


Quote from: Aletha

(https://dp1eoqdp1qht7.cloudfront.net/community/projects/d26/b37/102740/1909670-o_19l4ckir4hrkb4g3nj1fcq1dv97-full.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/lhjhbB9.gif)

I'd heard about the firehouse, but the Lovelace/Babbage set is equally awesome. I have an Arduino that would be right at home in there. Also thank you for the Tron update as well.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alethea on November 13, 2015, 06:48:18 PM
So this is a thing that exists - the International Journal of Role-Playing, http://ijrp.subcultures.nl/ (http://ijrp.subcultures.nl/)

And if that isn't niche enough for you, there is the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction, http://eatonjournal.ucr.edu/ (http://eatonjournal.ucr.edu/)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on November 16, 2015, 02:23:25 PM
http://youtu.be/CKFtNsQ78oI (http://youtu.be/CKFtNsQ78oI)

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Back with his first film in eight years, legendary Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien wowed this year's Cannes Film Festival (where he won Best Director) with his awe-inspiring THE ASSASSIN - a wondrous take on the traditional wuxia film. The story is simple, if elusive - in 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is a young woman who was abducted in childhood from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts. After 13 years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth as an exceptional assassin, with orders to kill her betrothed husband-to-be. She must confront her parents, her memories, and her long-repressed feelings in a choice to sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins. Rich with shimmering, breathing texture and punctuated by brief but unforgettable bursts of action, THE ASSASSIN is a martial arts film like none made before it.

I was reminded in some ways of Slow West: slowly-paced with gorgeous cinematography.  Even amongst (western) wuxia fans this will probably only appeal to a niche audience, I counted at least 5 people walking out of the screening I attended at a local indy theatre.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: TRNSHMN on November 16, 2015, 05:09:05 PM
That description reminds me of Hero (2002, starring Jet Li). Would you say there are some similarities, CAD?
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on November 16, 2015, 07:33:31 PM
Nice!

Now at the more Feng Sui end of the spectrum i present AMC's Post Apoc Martial Arts Western:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fgod2DIKLs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fgod2DIKLs)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 16, 2015, 10:16:42 PM
that trailer was out of sync and missed like a minute of footage

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KyHy4KRvIc#)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Tim on November 16, 2015, 10:35:12 PM
that trailer was out of sync and missed like a minute of footage

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KyHy4KRvIc#)

I was wondering when someone was going to create Murder Hobo: The Series.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on November 17, 2015, 10:49:12 AM
That description reminds me of Hero (2002, starring Jet Li). Would you say there are some similarities, CAD?

There's a fair amount of drama & court intrigue, but the style of the fight scenes are even less "high action set piece" than Hero.  And the cinematography is less epic but more beautiful.

And it's also not a propaganda piece about one's duty to sacrifice one's free will, happiness & life to a tyrannical government.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on November 17, 2015, 12:32:38 PM
Thanks Ross. Didn't manage to find a better one because it was late. I watched the first episode last night; the first fight is rediculous!
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alethea on November 18, 2015, 06:58:20 PM
Interesting little thing: http://katierose.itch.io/mirrorlake (http://katierose.itch.io/mirrorlake)
Procedurally generated landscapes in a bowl
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on November 21, 2015, 07:41:40 PM
So I did a search of these forums and the podcast site, and I'm a little surprised that I didn't see any mention of this:

http://youtu.be/R6OoZNdAQuA (http://youtu.be/R6OoZNdAQuA)

Samurai Cop is a direct-to-video action movie from 1991 which has gained a cult following in recent years.  And it is the most unintentionally hilarious and painful movie I've ever seen.  It is just amazingly bad in so many ways.  Here's an interview with the star about the excruciating process of making the movie: We Met the Star of 'Samurai Cop,' One of the Best (and Worst) Action Movies of All Time (http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/samurai-cop-matt-hannon-interview-908)

That interview was done just before the kickstarter for Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance was launched:

http://youtu.be/996zhYei9Xw (http://youtu.be/996zhYei9Xw)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on November 21, 2015, 08:42:25 PM
After Hours has it. Can't remember the number but it was called Shlock & Awe.
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Post by: Twisting H on November 23, 2015, 05:12:38 PM
Hey rppr guys.

I'm sure I'm late to the party on this but I just discovered Slack and the different iterations of Basecamp for project productivity.

https://basecamp.com/

https://slack.com/

Any other programs you have familiarity with that you recommend for say organizing playtest feedback or project distribution?
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alethea on December 11, 2015, 09:41:39 PM
Recreation of Arkham complete with railroad:
http://boingboing.net/2015/12/11/ho-fhtagn-detailed-model-rail.html (http://boingboing.net/2015/12/11/ho-fhtagn-detailed-model-rail.html)

(http://i0.wp.com/media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/001_WTA_16_S2.jpg?w=100%25)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on December 22, 2015, 06:50:12 PM
http://youtu.be/O589XTT1rQE (http://youtu.be/O589XTT1rQE)

Henry Rollins plays an immortal vampire.  Enough said.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 22, 2015, 10:29:34 PM
It's treading on vampire territory, but it seems like they're going for a slightly different thing - he eats flesh, instead of just drinking blood and is the literal Cain from the bible. I bet they will have some kind of dialogue where he explains what he can do and the person asks "so you're a vampire?" and he gets all pissed "NO THOSE DON'T EXIST THEY GOT ALL THE DETAILS WRONG ABOUT ME LIKE USUAL UGH"
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on December 23, 2015, 01:09:42 PM
It's treading on vampire territory, but it seems like they're going for a slightly different thing - he eats flesh, instead of just drinking blood and is the literal Cain from the bible. I bet they will have some kind of dialogue where he explains what he can do and the person asks "so you're a vampire?" and he gets all pissed "NO THOSE DON'T EXIST THEY GOT ALL THE DETAILS WRONG ABOUT ME LIKE USUAL UGH"

As I recall, the conversation went something like:

"so you're a vamp-"
"don't say that"
"I thought you'd have fangs"
"why would I need those?"
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on December 29, 2015, 04:29:10 PM
So I see on social media feed that there's an archival print of Jan Svankmajer's Alice making the rounds.  For those who haven't heard, this is the absolute best adaptation of Alice in Wonderland:

http://youtu.be/Zi_mSEhIpUQ (http://youtu.be/Zi_mSEhIpUQ)

It's wonderfully weird and creepy, from the taxidermied White Rabbit that literally tears itself out of a glass display case when it first appears, to the Caterpillar made from a sock, dentures & glass eyes to the various bone creatures that inhabit Wonderland.  And unlike many adaptations of Alice in Wonderland that look like an acid trip as described by someone who's never taken acid, I don't get the impression that Svankmajer is trying to make things weird, it's like it was just there, and he's simply showing it to us.
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Post by: Flawless P on January 04, 2016, 10:04:26 PM
http://nerdist.com/gunmaker-plans-to-forge-dual-pistols-from-4-billion-year-old-meteorite/ (http://nerdist.com/gunmaker-plans-to-forge-dual-pistols-from-4-billion-year-old-meteorite/)

Sounds mythosy
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Post by: Twisting H on January 04, 2016, 10:57:08 PM
http://nerdist.com/gunmaker-plans-to-forge-dual-pistols-from-4-billion-year-old-meteorite/ (http://nerdist.com/gunmaker-plans-to-forge-dual-pistols-from-4-billion-year-old-meteorite/)

Sounds mythosy

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.
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Post by: Twisting H on January 05, 2016, 12:35:18 AM
Darkest Dungeon

(http://i.imgur.com/GQwJ1wC.jpg)




The Narrator Darkest Dungeon narrator Wayne June has done some Lovecraftian things

--Wayne June narrates Lovecraft on youtube:  ! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77xxGopjMbY#)

The Shunned House is really good.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wayne+june+lovecraft (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wayne+june+lovecraft)


--Wayne June narrates Kubla Kahn (Coleridge), The City And The Sea (Poe), Dream-Lands (Poe), The Conqueror Worm (Poe), The House On the Borderland (Hodgson) 5.2 hours for $10, To Virgil Finlay (Lovecraft), and The Oval Portrait (Poe)

http://www.sffaudio.com/index.php?s=wayne+june (http://www.sffaudio.com/index.php?s=wayne+june)

--Wayne June narrates Lovecraft in audiobook form:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Dark-Worlds-Lovecraft-Volume/dp/B004BDTXFK (http://www.amazon.com/The-Dark-Worlds-Lovecraft-Volume/dp/B004BDTXFK)

--Wayne June's audiobook catalog of narrations: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/3890839.Wayne_June (https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/3890839.Wayne_June)

Also : http://vibedeck.com/waynejune (http://vibedeck.com/waynejune)  NB: The Willows (Blackwood) and The House On the Borderland (Hodgson) are here.

--Wayne June's Website: http://www.waynejune.com/ (http://www.waynejune.com/)
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Post by: Twisting H on January 11, 2016, 01:48:26 AM
It's not Eclipse Phase but it's the closest thing we will get to a TV show about it.

I highly recommend The Expanse with the caveats that I've only see the first five episodes, and I don't know if the main plot mystery has a satisfying payoff.

This space-drama/intrigue deals with differentiating variants of humans on Earth, Mars and in the Belt; and the political tensions that are beginning to develop.   

In these inter-solar system powerplays I see shades of Eclipse Phase.

Pilot episode is here, free on youtube: 

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lqz_oEWZEU#)

Mystery doesn't really start until the second episode.

SyFy :http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse

The TV series is based on the book series of the same name by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Nominated for a Hugo and won a Locus award.

Incidentally the series' genesis was background writing for a MMO.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Expanse_(novel_series) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Expanse_(novel_series))
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Post by: Adam_Autist on January 11, 2016, 08:17:42 AM
This has been sitting in my queue for a while. The first novel was excellent.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on January 20, 2016, 07:04:42 PM
io9.gizmodo.com/category-5-is-the-heist-movie-set-during-a-violent-stor-1754084595 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/category-5-is-the-heist-movie-set-during-a-violent-stor-1754084595)

Guys! Get the Weather Pattern!!
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Post by: clockworkjoe on January 20, 2016, 07:50:38 PM
Nice! I like it.
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Post by: Twisting H on January 31, 2016, 02:56:34 PM
After watching The Expanse episode 8, I'm going to have to give another shout out to Eclipse Phase fans to take a look at this series.  It takes a few episodes to get into but the payoff looks good.

I'll shut up about it now.

I will say though, if The Expanse can be successful, I don't see a reason (other than body-switching being expensive to visualize) that Know Evil couldn't be optioned for similar series.

A fan can dream I suppose.  :)
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Post by: Adam_Autist on January 31, 2016, 04:49:59 PM
The Altered Carbon series is coming to Netflix so i guess we'll see how that goes.
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Post by: Alethea on January 31, 2016, 07:41:26 PM
I don't see a reason (other than body-switching being expensive to visualize) that Know Evil couldn't be optioned for similar series.

The body-switching would actually save money (if I understand television economics at all) - new actor(s), cheaper/entry level salary.

The crazy morphs on the other hand...  ;D
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Post by: Twisting H on February 04, 2016, 06:37:42 AM
So the RPPR Broadcasting Network (TM) is potentially expanding  ;D

From the Patreon

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New Milestones and Rewards Added!
Published 7 hours ago
The RPPR Patreon has been up for a year at this point and it has leveled up! I've added two new milestones to celebrate (and more are coming!)

At $1500, a new monthly online game will be opened up (for a total of 3 games a month) for $10 and above backers to play.  As always, these games will be recorded to the RPPR Youtube channel and eventually converted to free AP episodes for download for the entire public to enjoy.

At $1600, we will create a new monthly After Hours spinoff podcast called WoD The Heck. Shaun and I (with a different guest co-host every episode) will discuss the Old World of Darkness, reviewing a different book each episode. Later this month, I will post a free preview episode where we discuss the Black Hand of the Sabbat so you can get a feel for the show.

Once we reach these milestones, I'll reveal more milestones to reach.

We also have new rewards coming down the pipeline, including limited edition prints and more postcards. 

Thanks again for all your support! We couldn't have done this podcast without it


Ross have you mentioned the RPPR Youtube channel before?  I oscillate between weekly and intermittent listening, time permitting, and I don't recall you guys advertising your games on the RPPR Youtube.

Could be my memory.

Also if you are Reviewing old World of Darkness (rebranded to "Classic World of Darkness") check out the following links where Shannon Appelcline outlines the genesis of the company and a history of the publishing line.

http://www.rpg.net/columns/briefhistory/briefhistory11.phtml (http://www.rpg.net/columns/briefhistory/briefhistory11.phtml)

http://www.rpg.net/columns/briefhistory/briefhistory12.phtml (http://www.rpg.net/columns/briefhistory/briefhistory12.phtml)

As I recall "Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand" was the book that was written by an author who knew in advance he was going to be fired so he deliberately wrote a bunch of broken cross-over bullshit to break canon like mage-ghoul-werewolf kinfolk playable characters.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on February 04, 2016, 09:20:32 AM
Yay more RPPR content!

geekandsundry.com/pandemic-reign-of-cthulhu-spreads-madness-this-summer/ (http://geekandsundry.com/pandemic-reign-of-cthulhu-spreads-madness-this-summer/)
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Post by: Twisting H on February 04, 2016, 03:47:52 PM
Wow. Why didn't I think of modeling mythos spread as a disease. So obvious but so logical in hindsight.


Also Ross if you are reading the thread, I'm mildly curious what the RPPR crew thinks of the Rams move.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on February 05, 2016, 07:01:21 PM
sispurrier.tumblr.com/post/138690418747/the-weavers-organised-crime-meets-supernatural (http://sispurrier.tumblr.com/post/138690418747/the-weavers-organised-crime-meets-supernatural)

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“Imagine ‘The Wire’ as co-directed by David Cronenberg and Guillermo del Toro based on a script written from beyond the grave by H.P. Lovecraft.” Well, that’s “Weavers.”

All the words that grab RPPR's collective attention.
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Post by: CADmonkey on February 05, 2016, 11:26:45 PM
http://youtu.be/W7YvgRU15M8 (http://youtu.be/W7YvgRU15M8)

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Holocaust drama Son of Saul a story of remarkable resilience (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/film-reviews/holocaust-drama-son-of-saul-a-story-of-remarkable-resilience/article27922380/)

In Laszlo Nemes’s remarkable Holocaust drama, Son of Saul, there’s a minor character who risks his life secretly taking photographs of the corpses. There’s a passing suggestion from another prisoner that the photographer thinks his images might somehow be passed to an army that would then know to liberate the camp, but the photographs are more likely intended for history. Son of Saul is a film that knows nothing can be rescued from Auschwitz except memory.

Watching it is a harrowing experience, and the first 20 minutes or so are particularly difficult. The film is shot from the narrow perspective – and the narrowness is the only thing that makes it bearable – of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian Jew who works in the Sonderkommando that herds new prisoners into the “showers,” collects the victims’ clothing, moves the bodies to the crematorium and scrubs out the gas chamber before the next transport arrives. We see the reality of this gruesome job slightly out of focus, as though in Saul’s peripheral vision, as the camera always stays tight on Saul’s face. Often the sounds around him, and our own foreknowledge of the place, are what make the half-glimpsed scenes particularly wrenching.

In this slaughterhouse, a young boy somehow miraculously emerges from the gas chamber still breathing, only to be quickly suffocated by a German officer. Saul, apparently recognizing the boy as his son, becomes obsessed with removing the corpse and securing a proper Jewish burial. He hunts desperately for a rabbi to help him prepare the body and say the Kaddish – the Jewish mourning prayer – while his comrades are secretly preparing to break out of the camp before their brigade is exterminated in its turn.

The film is based on actual accounts of the Sonderkommando’s gruesome role, its members forced to collaborate with the killing machine or be killed, and marked for extermination themselves every three months as “bearers of secrets” who could not be allowed to survive. The photographer was an actual person, identified only as Alex from Greece, who took four images that were smuggled out to the Polish underground.

Saul, on the other hand, may be inspired by stories of Sonderkommando workers who came across family members’ bodies in the gas chambers, but he is a wholly fictional, almost archetypal character. His unwavering purpose is superbly captured by Geza Rohrig, who remains almost constantly on screen, his subtle features telling the story in a film that features precious little dialogue, only barked orders and a few spoken words, allowing the audience to infer all the character’s motives and plans simply from his pinched face and frantic actions.

Much of what has been written about Son of Saul since it appeared in May at Cannes, where it was awarded the Grand Prix, stresses that it is a story of remarkable resilience in the face of Auschwitz’s horror. Certainly, Saul is impressively determined in his quest to rescue the body and bury it but, as his closest comrade points out, he is endangering the living for the sake of the dead.

Many a Holocaust movie offers its audience false comfort with stories of miraculous escapes and daring rescues: The criticism made when Steven Spielberg released Schindler’s List in 1993 was that the Holocaust is not the story of thousands saved but rather of millions murdered. In contrast, Son of Saul offers no such redemption.

The boy is already dead and it seems unlikely that Saul’s plotting comrades will successfully rescue themselves. His gesture is important because it insists that in the face of inevitable extermination, this one, specific individual will be accorded dignity after death, and that is only valuable as a gesture if we witness it. Son of Saul is a uniquely honest Holocaust movie because it recognizes what role the film itself must play as the bearer of secrets that will survive when all the rest is ashes.
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Post by: Twisting H on February 08, 2016, 10:44:50 PM
This would make a great game world and I wish more people watched it.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2xz3do5_bY#)
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Post by: Twisting H on February 15, 2016, 09:02:02 PM
ROSS SHAUN FAUST

RE: WOD THE HECK

NEWS FROM PARADOX


http://imagonem.org/2016/02/15/white-wolfs-lead-storyteller-there-will-be-a-release-in-2016/ (http://imagonem.org/2016/02/15/white-wolfs-lead-storyteller-there-will-be-a-release-in-2016/)

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Dateline: 15. FEBRUAR 2016

White Wolf’s lead Storyteller: – There will be a release in 2016

Martin Elricsson, Lead Storyteller and Brand Architect at the newly Swedish White Wolf (recently acquired by Paradox Interactive) kindly took the time for a brief Q&A with Imagonem about upcoming plans. 

Which game lines do you plan to revive, and when?

We prefer the term ”rise from torpor”. An elder awakening from a century of slumber is starving and hungry for fresh blood. So are we. Initial plans include products based on all of the ”classic” World of Darkness lines. It may be a while before we get to Mummy: The Resurrection tho :) Our launch plan will always be a secret until it’s not. I love the speculation and mystery surrounding future releases we saw in the 90’s, so we will definitely play with that aspect. Hints and clues to what will come next will appear in future products and WW communiques. There are actually a few of them out there already.

Will you prioritize computer games, or will we see  pen-and-paper soon?

Short answer is that the economic centre of the company will be computer games. Unless something weird happens and people start buying roleplaying books, WoD novels and comics like they were Harry Potter. As things are now tabletop publishing hardly breaks even. Spiritually the core will always be tabletop rpg and larp. The Bibles we’re working on for computer games are written as if they were texts for a new tabletop edition, and will most likely be released in that format.  Combined launches of digital and tabletop also games seem to make a lot of sense. In the last few years, focused and easy-to-use products like Mutant: Year Zero and Lamentations of the Flame Princess are selling unexpectedly well. Their brevity and low threshold makes them perfect for introducing new players to the hobby, while the monumental classic-WW-style books generally sell poorly and are more read than played. If future editions of WoD are actively used rather than collected we have done our job.

What form will the computer game take? MMO? Are you able to bring over content from CCP’s “World of Darkness”?

All releases will be announced when we feel confident they will release on time, reach our very high bar of quality and have enough material to be discussed by the community in a meaningful way. We own all assets connected to WoD, including the CCP content that they kindly gave us as a bonus when we made the purchase of the IP. I for one intend to make sure those 8 years of work by a hundred exceptionally talented creators doesn’t entirely go to waste.

You have mentioned larp plans. Will this be a new international “Camarilla”? How will the campaigns work, and what kind of system will you use?

We hope to be a resource to local Mind’s Eye Theatre troupes, not a dictatorial central committee. Plans for some tools for communities and global character tracking are underway but way to early to talk specifics. What we can say is that MET will not be the only larp in town. Official White Wolf larps will not use Minds Eye Theatre rules but be organized more like Monitor Celestra or College of Wizardry.

Could you explain a little about the deal you’ve made with Onyx Path? What will be the main difference between “The Chronicles of Darkness” and “The World of Darkness”?

There is only one WoD. Chronicles of Darkness is a sandbox tabletop setting featuring the same broad creature types as the World of Darkness, but it is not the same world. It will not be spun off into computer games, novels, TV or anything else. It’s our specific brand for great metaplot-less, flexible, table-driven tabletop rpg. With the 2nd editions CoD has really found a separate identity from WoD and will continue to become even more of it’s own thing. We still own it but it’s Onyx Path’s baby. I love CoD and find that is a much more playable game with a more vague and unsettling aesthetic than WoD ever had. Too bad it never sold for shit and that old players hated it. It lacked the epic scope and the punk passion of the classic WoD. Had it done even remotely as well as the classic WoD things would be very different.

Onyx Path also have a license to produce nostalgia books for the classic WoD settings. These are official but set in the same nebulous ”eternal nineties”, using the old-school buckets-of-dice-system featured in the original lines. Future editions will move the setting, mythos, metaplot and mechanics almost 15 years forward into present day. It’s the same world, but a lot has changed. It’s useful to see the Classic and Anniversary books as highly subjective. The ultimate truth can’t be found in the books, but we can glimpse it through the multiplicity of perspectives presented. For instance Humanity is a mechanic presented from the Camarilla point of view, while Paths of Enlightenment give us the Sabbat perspective on the subject of morality. None of them are True. Both are models and simplifications.

Could you explain the vision for the new setting and metaplot, and the “eastward shift” (focusing on Europe, Russia and the Middle East)?

”What if the monsters are real, hidden among us?”, is the elevator pitch for the new metaplot. Gothic-Punk is dead and buried as an aesthetic. All the Apocalypses of the classic WoD has happened. In 2001 the Gehenna-war for the graves of the Antediluvians began. In 2006 the rise of the Wyrm and the inevitability of ecological Apocalypse became publicly known. The Technocracy has won, we surrendered when we allowed machines to shape our values and minds, trapping us in the paranoid realms of our personal filter-bubbles. At the same time we are applying engineering to quantum mechanics, making magical theories manifest as Science, so all hope is not lost. In line with this we integrate dramatic real world events to feature prominently in the story. We face difficult social subjects like the rise of fascism, religious fanaticism and the death of ideology in mainstream politics, head on. This naturally leads us to focus on areas where dramatic change is happening. Also there are more books on the US of Darkness than the rest of the world combined.

When can fans expect to see the first products for these new lines from Paradox and partners?

There will be a release in 2016.

What clans do you and CEO Tobias Sjögren belong to?


I’m a Toreador, he’s a Ventrue.

Any Mage plans?


Yes.   

Will the Werewolves remain crypto fascist eco-terrorist?

More than they have ever been. Global Warming has released the Wyrm-tide. The end of the Impergium (ancient Werewolves hunting humans to keep their numbers manageable) seems like a terrible mistake in retrospect.

What sucks most (pun intended) about being a Vampire?

The obsession with self-deception and appearing moral or darkly glorious to their peers. Never being able to be truly proud of who you are. Even The Sabbat need to think of themselves as ”good” in their fight against the Cam oppressors and the rising Ancients. The need to play the (anti-) hero is tragic. At the end of the night they’re addicts to sex, blood and power, masking the pursuit of their next fix as part of some grand scheme or other.

Where did White Wolf “get it wrong” last time around? What are your least favorite parts of the IP?

Anything that smells of Fantasy. The attempt to create a deep mythology by linking the setting to Exalted was the worst choice ever. (BOOO BOOOOO) That was the last step in WoD’d death-march from being an artistic horror-IP to full on immature, escapist Urban Fantasy. The inability to deal with and integrate real-world events in the setting. If you can write about the Holocaust, you can write about 9/11. Fear is the death of creativity. The game was always best in the hands of storytellers who dared to place the story close to reality, often in their own cities, featuring real places and people.

And vice versa: what were your favorite games and concepts?

Too many to list. The books are shock full of profound insights, human stories and heretical interpretations of real-world mythology and subculture. My most collected and (through my and Adriana Skarpeds political game series Prosopopeia) played game is  Wraith. A small selection of my favorite books include 1st ed Vampire, Fatal Addiction, Gilded Cage, Damnation City (for V:TR, but very useful for V:TM) and Love Beyond Death.


Must be included:

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Toph Bei Fong from Something Awful

As the quest for peak irony strives further and further, a multi-million dollar company that made all its money on producing addictive and absorbing games that take hours to play and generally have no set victory conditions, and has purchased the IP from the producer of even more addictive MMOs, decries modern technology and advancements. "No, seriously, we're like the good guy hacker Tradition," the founder was quotes as he pushed his VR goggles up onto his forehead and hastily shoved a pile of money into a desk drawer, slamming it authoritatively.

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Post by: Twisting H on February 25, 2016, 09:46:05 PM
Great deal on Pathfinder Core rules and then some at Humble Bundle

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/paizo-pathfinder-bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/paizo-pathfinder-bundle)

$1:
Core Rulebook
GameMastery Guide
"Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Digital Beginner Box"
Player Character Folio
Advanced Class Guide
GM Screen (how are you... supposed to use a PDF of a GM screen again?)
Adventure Path: In Hell's Bright Shadow (Hell's Rebels 1 of 6)

$beat the average:
Inner Sea World Guide
Strategy Guide
Bestiary
Ultimate Equipment
Pathfinder Society Scenario 7-01: Between the Lines
Adventure Path: Turn of the Torrent (Hell's Rebels 2 of 6)
Advanced Player's Guide

$15
Ultimate Magic
Ultimate Campaign
Ultimate Combat
Bestiary 2
Adventure Path: Dance of the Damned (Hell's Rebels 3 of 6)
Inner Sea Poster Map Folio
Pathfinder Society: Year of the Sky Key Scenario Mega Pack (23 Adventures)

$25
Physical Beginner's Box
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Post by: Gorkamorka on February 26, 2016, 02:19:51 AM
Great deal on Pathfinder Core rules and then some at Humble Bundle

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/paizo-pathfinder-bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/paizo-pathfinder-bundle)

$1:
Core Rulebook
GameMastery Guide
"Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Digital Beginner Box"
Player Character Folio
Advanced Class Guide
GM Screen (how are you... supposed to use a PDF of a GM screen again?)
Adventure Path: In Hell's Bright Shadow (Hell's Rebels 1 of 6)

$beat the average:
Inner Sea World Guide
Strategy Guide
Bestiary
Ultimate Equipment
Pathfinder Society Scenario 7-01: Between the Lines
Adventure Path: Turn of the Torrent (Hell's Rebels 2 of 6)
Advanced Player's Guide

$15
Ultimate Magic
Ultimate Campaign
Ultimate Combat
Bestiary 2
Adventure Path: Dance of the Damned (Hell's Rebels 3 of 6)
Inner Sea Poster Map Folio
Pathfinder Society: Year of the Sky Key Scenario Mega Pack (23 Adventures)

$25
Physical Beginner's Box

They had to do something before 5th ed DnD made them irrelevant.  I' guessing that the long tail affect (selling old titles) took a terminal stop when 5th came out. Anyone who wanted to get into DnD then would of course go for DnD and not Pathfinder.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on February 26, 2016, 01:54:55 PM
The Cyberpunk Apocalypse engine  game The Sprawl is finally out! I'm glad to have a game that lets me make my own world.
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Post by: Alethea on February 26, 2016, 06:18:17 PM
The Cyberpunk Apocalypse engine  game The Sprawl is finally out! I'm glad to have a game that lets me make my own world.

Link? Is it available on Steam? Sounds like something I'd like to check out.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on February 26, 2016, 07:01:21 PM
Drivethru rpg. I did say Apocalypse engine? It's late and I'm not the clearest communicator at the best of times. I've been waiting for a ttrpg that didn't come with so much baggage so I can make up my own corps and stuff or trawl through decades of metaplot.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171286/The-Sprawl?src=slider_view (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171286/The-Sprawl?src=slider_view)

Also the new Call of Cthulhu game site is up at: www.callofcthulhu-game.com (http://www.callofcthulhu-game.com)
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Post by: CADmonkey on February 26, 2016, 11:34:36 PM
http://youtu.be/i2JmjCioya4 (http://youtu.be/i2JmjCioya4)

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Black Mountain Side follows a group of archaeologists after they uncover a strange structure in Northern Canada, dating over ten thousand years before the present. The team finds themselves isolated when their communication systems fail and it is not long before they begin to feel the effects of the solitude.
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Post by: Vivax on February 28, 2016, 09:51:42 PM
Shared this with Ross, Caleb and Tim on Twitter. Thought the rest of you deserved to see that this is an actual thing.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19557898-booty-call-of-cthulhu (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19557898-booty-call-of-cthulhu)

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Joanne Lagrasse is a newly graduated college student living the life. Well, if the life is sitting in your apartment all day trying to research monsters for a novel.

When she decides to not heed her professor's warning and reads a chant out loud, she finds herself faced with a giant monster and its lewd tentacles, each one eager to fill her holes.

This sounds like awful one-shot material.
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Post by: trinite on February 29, 2016, 08:47:53 PM
Shared this with Ross, Caleb and Tim on Twitter. Thought the rest of you deserved to see that this is an actual thing.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19557898-booty-call-of-cthulhu (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19557898-booty-call-of-cthulhu)

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Joanne Lagrasse is a newly graduated college student living the life. Well, if the life is sitting in your apartment all day trying to research monsters for a novel.

When she decides to not heed her professor's warning and reads a chant out loud, she finds herself faced with a giant monster and its lewd tentacles, each one eager to fill her holes.

This sounds like awful one-shot material.

Isn't that basically the backstory for Lover in the Ice?

Sorry Caleb. I'm really sorry.
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Post by: Tim on February 29, 2016, 10:53:26 PM
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19557898-booty-call-of-cthulhu (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19557898-booty-call-of-cthulhu)

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Joanne Lagrasse is a newly graduated college student living the life. Well, if the life is sitting in your apartment all day trying to research monsters for a novel.

When she decides to not heed her professor's warning and reads a chant out loud, she finds herself faced with a giant monster and its lewd tentacles, each one eager to fill her holes.

This sounds like awful one-shot material.

I think Cthulhu is looking for something real and long term. Hastur is more of the mythos entity with benifits type.
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Post by: Tim on February 29, 2016, 10:56:49 PM
http://youtu.be/i2JmjCioya4 (http://youtu.be/i2JmjCioya4)

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Black Mountain Side follows a group of archaeologists after they uncover a strange structure in Northern Canada, dating over ten thousand years before the present. The team finds themselves isolated when their communication systems fail and it is not long before they begin to feel the effects of the solitude.

I just watched this via Amazon rental. I thought it was pretty good but I am sucker for movies set in the artic.
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Post by: trinite on March 06, 2016, 07:08:18 PM
At the True/False documentary film festival in Columbia MO today, I saw a doc called Tickled (http://tickledmovie.com/). It begins as a New Zealand journalist's exploration of the funny world of "competitive endurance tickling" and evolve into something a bit more...well, let's say "A Dirty World"-esque, or possibly "Unknown Armies" material. It ended up being not so much about the tickle fetish community, but more about one very rich guy with a destroying-people's-lives-with-blackmail fetish.

The filmmaker was on hand for Q&A. Yesterday he got served with legal papers on the sidewalk outside the theater. Also the police threw two people out of the screening for videotaping it, possibly private investigators.

At Sundance it got bought by HBO and Magnolia Pictures, so I suspect it will be widely available soon.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on March 07, 2016, 06:35:31 AM
io9.gizmodo.com/travel-to-the-worlds-of-lovecraft-with-these-fantastic-1763155559 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/travel-to-the-worlds-of-lovecraft-with-these-fantastic-1763155559)

Art Deco Cthulhu travel posters.
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Post by: The Lost Carol on March 08, 2016, 12:31:33 AM
There's one and a half days left, but you can get what appears to be a fairly huge set of Pathfinder PDFs and a starter set for what seems to be a good price on Humble Bundle. I've never played and RPPR hasn't really talked about it, but that's so many books it seems worth a shot, plus the beginner box has some physical books and a reusable grid map (which means it's perfect for Caleb!) There's also a Pathfinder comic bundle that has some physical merch in the form of minis.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/paizo-pathfinder-bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/paizo-pathfinder-bundle)
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Post by: trinite on April 08, 2016, 11:18:01 PM
Have you ever wanted to know anything about wood? Anything at all? How about everything about wood?

http://www.wood-database.com/ (http://www.wood-database.com/)

For example, the modulus of rupture (http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/modulus-of-rupture/) of spalted tamarind wood (http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/tamarind/) is 16,090 lbf/in2 (111.0 MPa)
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Post by: SynapticError on April 09, 2016, 07:31:21 PM
Upcoming Lovecraftian horror game in a 1920's Massachusetts city that's being flooded by a supernatural force. 

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3383009/3383009/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3383009/3383009/)
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Post by: The Lost Carol on April 09, 2016, 10:42:44 PM
The original Black Hand book, The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal'Mahe'Ra (JESUS, that's how it's spelt?! Dammit, White Wolf...) is the #1 Hottest Title at DriveThru RPG as of this posting. I presume that means it's the highest selling book at the moment. You guys... you guys aren't buying the book, right?

Thirteen authors and ten artists. No wonder these books are as crazy as you guys say they are.

(... I will admit, the cover does look badass. A werewolf guarding a guy in a business suit as he shakes his finger at Nosferatu? I understand why people are interested...)

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/179023/V20-The-Black-Hand-A-Guide-to-the-TalMaheRa?src=slider_view (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/179023/V20-The-Black-Hand-A-Guide-to-the-TalMaheRa?src=slider_view)
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Post by: PirateLawyer on April 10, 2016, 02:00:32 AM
I am ashamed to admit I bought this book when it first came out. Damn, I'm old.
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Post by: Twisting H on April 11, 2016, 10:53:58 AM
Upcoming Lovecraftian horror game in a 1920's Massachusetts city that's being flooded by a supernatural force. 

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3383009/3383009/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3383009/3383009/)

Great find Synaptic, thanks!
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Post by: HapexIndustries on April 14, 2016, 08:11:26 PM
Kinda cool, attempt at recreating Kowloon Walled City in Fallout 4 (out of Hangman's Alley).

http://imgur.com/gallery/Qy2LX/new (http://imgur.com/gallery/Qy2LX/new)
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Post by: HapexIndustries on April 14, 2016, 10:18:22 PM
In further Kowloon City vidya gaming news, Phantasmal, the procedurely generated roguelite Lovecraft first person surivial horror game (jeezis) is out of Early Access on Steam and enjoying some reasonably high approval rates (80% at the moment).  I look forward to trying it this weekend.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/342550/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/342550/)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on April 15, 2016, 02:48:56 AM
Kinda cool, attempt at recreating Kowloon Walled City in Fallout 4 (out of Hangman's Alley).

http://imgur.com/gallery/Qy2LX/new (http://imgur.com/gallery/Qy2LX/new)

nice
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Post by: CADmonkey on April 18, 2016, 05:17:51 PM
MOSH PIT SIMULATOR FOR VR GOES WRONG, TURNS INTO NIGHTMARISH COMEDY (https://killscreen.com/articles/mosh-pit-simulator-for-vr-goes-wrong-turns-into-nightmarish-comedy/)

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Having recently earned front page status on Reddit, I Have No Idea What I’m Doing: The Game is a virtual reality mosh pit simulator gone wrong, or so its creator Sos Sosowski claims. In it, hordes of creepy, slightly gelatinous men with no respect for personal space try to swarm you, leaving you awkwardly flailing your arms at them as you try to push them away. So, another day on Tinder, then?

As you can probably see from watching the gifs, Sosowski tells me that “there was no mosh pit game in the first place.” Rather, I Have No Idea What I’m Doing was born out of his recent experience visiting GDC, where he was inspired to start working with virtual reality after seeing what other game makers were doing with the platform. “I didn’t really want to work on VR,” he told me. “But when I went to GDC and saw all the hype and great ideas, I got really excited and wanted to try something too!” So he got his hands on an HTC Vive developer’s kit, rigged it up to control an old human model he had previously made for a zombie parody game, and started making it dance around like “a weird inverse kinematic human abomination.”

Dancing by oneself in VR can get lonely, though, so he added some more abominations to the game and set them to slowly wiggle towards him. After that, he then gave himself super strength to push away the encroaching horde of groovers, giving us the game as we can see it now. “It looked really nice, so I recorded a short gif and uploaded it to Twitter and Reddit,” he explains. “The entire process took no more than two hours, but the internet did not care about the process, and the internet exploded!”

With the project’s newfound popularity, he’s since given it its own website, and has been hard at work recording more footage of it while also toying around with potential new features. “I have a million things in mind,” he tells me. “Like, should I have dinosaurs in my game? Should the enemies ride horses? I really, really have no idea what I’m doing.” The latest update to the game sees you shooting whole roast chickens from your hands.

The project isn’t Sosowski’s first time developing for virtual reality, as he had previously ported one of his older games—a parody of Proteus—to the Oculus Rift, but it is his first time developing a game specifically meant to be played in VR. As he explains, “I didn’t think ‘what kind of game can I force to work in VR,’” but rather, “what cool thing can I do in this virtual space with my head and my hands?” The result “immediately looked good,” he said, “as in VR is a ‘make it look good’ button that always works.”

Even though the game wasn’t technically built with mosh pits in mind, Sos tells me that he loves mosh pits all the same, so much so that he even has a book of mosh pit paintings from artist Dan Witz. “My greatest achievement is surviving a mosh pit for the entire duration of a Vader concert during a 500,000 people music festival while wearing just a swimsuit,” he shared. “I was just one big bruise after bumping into all the leather-and-iron-clad hairy dudes :P” Unfortunately, since he’s currently recovering from a broken shoulder, he won’t be able to mosh for what he says will probably be another year. “But hey!” he laughed. “I still have the VR for that!”

And there's some more videos of the "mosh pit simulator" here: Mosh Pit Simulator Goes Wrong, Turns Into Nightmare (http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/metal-science/someone-made-a-really-creepy-mosh-pit-simulator)
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Post by: Adam_Autist on April 25, 2016, 05:21:12 PM
Don't know if anyone else has seen it but the film American Ultra is pretty good.
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Post by: CADmonkey on May 02, 2016, 04:19:33 PM
Saw a couple of movies this past weekend:

http://youtu.be/X3YopiaQ3k8 (http://youtu.be/X3YopiaQ3k8)

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It’s to The Dark Horse’s great benefit that this is the rare inspirational true-life story that doesn’t shoehorn a fountain of relentless optimism for the future into the proceedings. Based on the real-life story of the Maori speed-chess player and coach Genesis Potini, it’s a story of mental illness and manhood that manages to strike a difficult balance between sentiment and gritty honesty. Writer-director James Napier Robertson chronicles the uplifting story of Potini’s time with the Eastern Knights, an after-school chess program for at-risk youth, but The Dark Horse isn’t focused on the Eastern Knights, necessarily. It’s a film about Potini, and the private and public weight he carried.
The rest of the review here (http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/film-review-the-dark-horse/).

http://youtu.be/nUa3DX_OcwU?list=PL53HMh6KSYqMkcFqAlTzEaagCSqDghXpM (http://youtu.be/nUa3DX_OcwU?list=PL53HMh6KSYqMkcFqAlTzEaagCSqDghXpM)

This is one for the film fetishists.  Shot on film and only released (to date) on 35mm film, Too Late is a modern day hardboiled detective story "about a missing woman and a lost man".  It's quite derivative, but beautifully shot in 5 20-minute long continuous takes (https://youtu.be/GtMJNML23WY) (each take being on a single film reel).  If you can see it in a theatre with a 35mm projector you should, because neither DCP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Cinema_Package) nor HD tv technology have yet to equal the image quality found on film.
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Post by: trinite on May 05, 2016, 04:51:21 PM
HAY GUYS My wife has recorded an album! It's Brothers Grimm-inspired Americana. Check it out!

http://www.oliviacordray.com/ (http://www.oliviacordray.com/)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on May 06, 2016, 12:43:58 AM
HAY GUYS My wife has recorded an album! It's Brothers Grimm-inspired Americana. Check it out!

http://www.oliviacordray.com/ (http://www.oliviacordray.com/)

Awesome! Is this just a link to one preview song or is that all of it? Does she plan to put it on bandcamp?
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Post by: trinite on May 08, 2016, 02:18:33 AM
HAY GUYS My wife has recorded an album! It's Brothers Grimm-inspired Americana. Check it out!

http://www.oliviacordray.com/ (http://www.oliviacordray.com/)

Awesome! Is this just a link to one preview song or is that all of it? Does she plan to put it on bandcamp?

I was apparently slightly premature. She's still got some mixing to do on a couple songs, so it's only one song that's completed and on her website so far.

She's planning on doing Bandcamp, I think, and also doing a Kickstarter to make and distribute CDs.
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Post by: Gorkamorka on May 08, 2016, 03:15:10 AM
HAY GUYS My wife has recorded an album! It's Brothers Grimm-inspired Americana. Check it out!

http://www.oliviacordray.com/ (http://www.oliviacordray.com/)

Awesome! Is this just a link to one preview song or is that all of it? Does she plan to put it on bandcamp?

I was apparently slightly premature. She's still got some mixing to do on a couple songs, so it's only one song that's completed and on her website so far.

She's planning on doing Bandcamp, I think, and also doing a Kickstarter to make and distribute CDs.

Let us know when it's out.  Not half bad :-)
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Post by: CADmonkey on May 09, 2016, 10:32:43 AM
For your consideration, an artifact of the 80's:

https://vimeo.com/13478473 (https://vimeo.com/13478473)

http://youtu.be/Z46UQ7u8PWQ (http://youtu.be/Z46UQ7u8PWQ)

The Turbo Kid facebook page just shared this article: ‘Rad’ Star Bill Allen Looks Back On Helltrack And That Iconic BMX Prom Scene, 30 Years Later (http://uproxx.com/movies/rad-bmx-bill-allen-cru-jones-anniversary-interview/).  If you've seen Turbo Kid and were wondering "Why BMX bikes?" then here's one of the reasons.  In the north american suburbs of the 80's, just about every kid had a BMX bike, they were bigger than skateboarding back then; even if you didn't race them or do tricks on them, you spent most of your summers riding them.  There were a bunch of teen romance/sports movies made in the 80's, The Karate Kid is the best remembered of them, but Rad is without a doubt the cheesiest.
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Post by: trinite on May 10, 2016, 10:40:08 AM
For your consideration, an artifact of the 80's:

https://vimeo.com/13478473 (https://vimeo.com/13478473)

http://youtu.be/Z46UQ7u8PWQ (http://youtu.be/Z46UQ7u8PWQ)

The Turbo Kid facebook page just shared this article: ‘Rad’ Star Bill Allen Looks Back On Helltrack And That Iconic BMX Prom Scene, 30 Years Later (http://uproxx.com/movies/rad-bmx-bill-allen-cru-jones-anniversary-interview/).  If you've seen Tubo Kid and were wondering "Why BMX bikes?" then here's one of the reasons.  In the north american suburbs of the 80's, just about every kid had a BMX bike, they were bigger than skateboarding back then; even if you didn't race them or do tricks on them, you spent most of your summers riding them.  There were a bunch of teen romance/sports movies made in the 80's, The Karate Kid is the best remembered of them, but Rad is without a doubt the cheesiest.

His mom is played by Talia Shire, who was in Rocky and The Godfather. So in my headcanon, his dad is Rocky and his uncle is Michael Corleone.

Tell me that wouldn't make an awesome movie.
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Post by: CADmonkey on May 11, 2016, 05:00:25 PM
http://youtu.be/8ohB_Y3z_Gk (http://youtu.be/8ohB_Y3z_Gk)

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Soldiers in a remote, bucolic setting are struck by an odd form of sleeping sickness that finds them semipermanent guests at a quiet country hospital. Even the people still walking around seem to be under some kind of spell in this latest, whimsically dreamy venture from Thai writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. He has a weakness for folktales, animistic curses, and reincarnation, as seen in similarly themed films like Tropical Malady and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

Things centre on Jen (Jenjira Pongpas), a middle-aged woman with legs of uneven length who volunteers at the hospital. She’s befriended by Keng (Jarinpattra Rueangram), a medium and possible government spy who can communicate with the snoozing soldiers, although that’s not necessarily connected with their morning erections.

The women bond with one young man (Banlop Lomnoi) in particular, and he becomes a kind of son to Jen. No one is perturbed by the loose, unexpected connections between people and places, or by increasingly bizarre explanations of odd behaviour, as with the travelling saleswomen who claim to be ghosts of long-gone Laotian goddesses. Turns out the soldiers are simply reliving past battles in their sleep, while that earth-digger outside disturbs the bones of ancient armies.

Cleverly made, Cemetery Of Splendour is packed with so much wry humour, gentle mystery, and strange beauty – the soldiers have ‘anti-snoring machines’ that change colour like mood rings – almost anyone would enjoy spending some time there.

– Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight

Languidly paced and suffused with a sense of magical realism that reminded me of the state between dreaming and wakefulness, I "enjoy spending some time" in this movie more than I had expected, even if I didn't get all of the symbolism (assuming it was there for me to "get it").  And now I have to see Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
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Post by: Alethea on May 12, 2016, 07:11:53 AM
From the ongoing collection on anecdotes over at Table Titans (http://tabletitans.com/tales/post/bus-attack):
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The players were students at an isolated rural girl's school, where the teachers were Cultists of the Elder Gods (of course).

The final session took place on the top of a storm-swept mountain at midnight, where the grand summoning ritual to raise one of the Dark Children of Shub-Niggurath was taking place.

With no time to waste, the players found the groundskeeper's old VW bus and managed to drive it up the steep gravel road to the ritual site.

As they approached, they killed the lights, and slowly inched the bus toward the chanting Cultists. I had them make a stealth roll, but then I decided the chanting and the thunderstorm cancelled out the penalty for being in a motor vehicle. Their roll was excellent.

They managed to get right up to the edge of the ritual circle, where the teachers had all gathered. In the center of their circle the Headmaster was preparing to sacrifice the students captured earlier.

The player driving the bus announced he planned to attack.

When I asked him what with, he replied, "The bus."

So, with the wheezy "Henk, henk!" of the old bus's horn as a battlecry, the party began to do donuts through the ritual circle, running over Cultists and shooting a captured shotgun out the window.

And that's the story of how "Henk, henk!" became the sound a sneak attack makes.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on May 12, 2016, 12:08:06 PM
[url]http://theantimedia.org/100-military-manuals-you-can-download-for-free//url]

free military manuals anyone?
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Post by: HapexIndustries on May 19, 2016, 08:41:14 PM
Regardless of your political affiliations, this Twitter account of 'Donald Trump as DM' is killing it.

"I will build a great dungeon. And nobody builds dungeons better than me. Mark my words. #DonaldTrump #dungeonmaster #DungeonsAndDragons "

https://twitter.com/dungeonsdonald
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Post by: CADmonkey on May 26, 2016, 08:41:31 AM
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One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.S., BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism. The last film in the adult-themed Animerama trilogy produced by the godfather of Japanese anime & manga, Osamu Tezuka and directed by his long time collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto (“ASTRO BOY” and “KIMBA THE WHITE LION”), BELLADONNA unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolor paintings that bleed and twist together. An innocent young woman, Jeanne (voiced by Aiko Nagayama) is violently raped by the local lord on her wedding night. To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai, from Akira Kurosawa’s RAN) who appears as an erotic sprite and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire.

Extremely transgressive and not for the easily offended, BELLADONNA is fueled by a mindblowing Japanese psych rock soundtrack by noted avant-garde jazz composer Masahiko Satoh. The film has been newly restored by Cinelicious Pics using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements – and including over 8 minutes of surreal and explicit footage cut from the negative. On par with Rene Laloux’s FANTASTIC PLANET and Ralph Bakshi’s WIZARDS as an LSD-stoked 1970s head trip, BELLADONNA marks a major rediscovery for animation fans. If Led Zeppelin had a favorite film, this would be it. In other words, Stairway to Hell.

http://youtu.be/2WkcLMapo_Y (http://youtu.be/2WkcLMapo_Y)

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'Belladonna of Sadness' is a Japanese animated film that will ruin you (http://www.metro.us/entertainment/belladonna-of-sadness-is-a-japanese-animated-film-that-will-ruin-you/zsJpef---cuTWH9KkVZX7k/)

You can never un-see “Belladonna of Sadness,” an animated Japanese sextacular dug up from 1973 to traumatize today’s adventurous viewers. Perhaps you won’t mind never un-seeing it. Infinitely crazier than any breathless description could manage, it’s a deep dive into one woman’s mental Gotterdammerung, depicted as a fluid, ever-changing nightmare of ceaseless, unprintable oddities — like “Yellow Submarine” gone blue (or pink, to borrow the term for Japan’s brand of naughty films), and sometimes with even better music.

If that makes it sound like it’s for horndogs only, then be warned: It’s more progressive than retrograde (though arguably that, too). Inspired by tales of witchcraft in the Middle Ages from the 19th century French historian Jules Michelet, “Belladonna” begins cruelly: Jean and Jeanne are pretty people in love. “May they live happily ever after,” the narrator crows, before adding, ominously, “But this is just the beginning of the story.” No kidding. Their village lord orders Jeanne gang raped. Later he and his cronies accuse her of being a witch. Meanwhile Jean, unable to look on his tarnished beloved, turns his back on her.

Or maybe it’s all a horrible dream. Director Eiichi Yamamoto and his heroic editors treat Jeanne’s psychological descent to an unfailing, epic battering ram of terrible sights, with enough demented creativity to inspire 1,000 animated masterworks. The style changes on a dime, from pans across still life, painterly drawings to noodly bits of kinetic business, usually against either woeful songs or fusion jazz sex music. When the Black Death arrives in town, that gets a five-minute horrorshow of melting buildings and rapidly decaying skeletons. It’s all a fever dream, where even the main events — Jeanne’s abuse, her submission to a shape-shifting demon, her trial for witchcraft — seem sprung from her mind. Barely 15 seconds go by without our hero getting naked or suffering some form of otherworldly, did-that-just-happen? abuse.

But it’s hard to imagine anyone treating “Belladonna” as mere spank bait. This is a deeply sympathetic, angry, even political work meant to delve into one woman’s unimaginable trauma. The images are perpetually outrageous and ridiculous, with an entire universe of crazy creatures and genitalia with wings and lascivious tendrils and orgies enacted inside everflowing strands of Jeanne’s hair. “Belladonna” never lets up, and like “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the endless excesses are part of the point. It’s meant to abuse the viewer, to make them feel something of the bottomless agony of its tragic hero. All one can do is submit to it, to give in and acknowledge that it’s a singular whatzit that ruins you long after it finally ends.
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Post by: CADmonkey on May 30, 2016, 01:59:41 PM
Here's a little jem from the 80's.  From Italian schlock director Lamberto Bava, Blastfighter is best described as a ripoff of The Deer Hunter, First Blood and Death Wish:

http://youtu.be/2wu5quivscY (http://youtu.be/2wu5quivscY)

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Former cop Jake 'Tiger' Sharp returns to his old hometown after having been in prison for the murder of his wife's killer. Illegal hunting seems to be widespread and inbred rednecks control the city with an iron fist. Jake manages to make himself an enemy to hillbillies and he and his newly found daughter had to flee for their lives. Fortunately, Jake has a GAT that can shoot grenades and rockets ...

And then of course, there's Jake's "GAT (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Blastfighter#SPAS-12)", an SPAS-12 shotgun which looked pretty futuristic in 1984.  Jake's gun is like Chekhov's gun on steroids:  In the first act, the gun and all the different ways it can kill people are lovingly described by Jake's best friend: "She's a honey, Tiger".  Jake then hides the gun away as he tries (vainly, of course) to start a new, less violent life.  Then in the final act, Jake brings the gun out of hiding and uses it to slaughter an army of rednecks.  While it doesn't have a sweaty, barechested gunsmithing montage like Cirio H. Santiago's Equalizer 2000, Blastfighter is definitely a film for gun porn lovers, there's even a fan trailer that focuses on the gun:

http://youtu.be/0ytA3g1QtII (http://youtu.be/0ytA3g1QtII)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on May 31, 2016, 02:04:44 AM
Nice! Sounds like good fodder for bad movie night
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Post by: CADmonkey on June 04, 2016, 03:17:26 PM
Another lost gem dug up by cinefamily (the same folks who restored & distributed Belladonna of Sadness), this is, to quote Nicolas Winding Refn, "a movie that pushes ‘auteurism’ to a whole other level":

https://vimeo.com/110431621

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A carnival con man discovers that he has genuine psychic powers and uses them to become an astrology bigwig. But the plot isn’t necessarily the focus of THE ASTROLOGER. It’s the kind of film where the main character makes a movie that is basically THE ASTROLOGER within the movie and then we get to spend a few minutes watching The Astrologer watch THE ASTROLOGER inside the movie THE ASTROLOGER! It’s the kind of movie that has an entire dynamic dinner scene shot entirely in slow-motion. It’s the kind of movie where someone shouts, “You’re not an astrologer... YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE!” And it’s all done without an ounce of irony. It’s all genuine, it’s all passion, it’s all GOOD.

This is a movie that saw limited release in a few drive-in theatres across the U.S. and then disappeared (as Denny apparently disappeared, leaving his creditors with a stack of worthless I.O.U.s).  As a movie, it's a steaming pile of crap left by a smirking "auteur" who couldn't be bothered to learn the craft of moviemaking;  but as something to watch in a theatre full of like-minded individuals, laughing and shouting in bafflement as the story alternately jumps from location to location and then grinds to a halt for a drawn-out, pointless, dialogue-free montage, it's a gem.
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Post by: Alethea on June 08, 2016, 10:24:54 PM
Because some people have an athleticism score of YES

http://digg.com/2016/tae-kwon-do-high-kick (http://digg.com/2016/tae-kwon-do-high-kick)
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Post by: Twisting H on June 10, 2016, 05:54:54 PM
Re: Podcasts and Production

So I was listening to the podcast How We Roll, episode 7.1 the Sanatorium - Alpha Rhythem

They've added music and sound effects in an amazing way to really make the Call of Cthulhu actual play creepy.

Listen to what I mean here: http://www.howwerollpodcast.com/ (http://www.howwerollpodcast.com/)

The GM is using a soundboard/mixer called Battle Bards to add effects in real time.

https://battlebards.com/ (https://battlebards.com/)

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Create your own dramatic audio scenes that'll leave your players jaws on the floor. Control the layering, cropping, and timing of various tracks together to create a seamless masterpiece.

Imagine an apocalyptic mix that starts off with the drum beat of a rampaging orc army towards the castle. The roars are heard at a distance but they get louder as the seconds progress. Then a barrage of fireballs are cast from behind them. Maybe you select 5 fireballs, or maybe 15? As the fireballs impact the castle with a gigantic BOOM, you hear the castle walls crumbling to the ground below. What will your players do?

This is the power of the Mixer. Create, edit, share, stream, and download your creations.

Other audio resources from that episode (royalty-free music and fx):

https://incompetech.com/ (https://incompetech.com/) 
http://www.fesliyanstudios.com/ (http://www.fesliyanstudios.com/)
http://pederbhelland.com/use-my-music/ (http://pederbhelland.com/use-my-music/)

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Post by: SynapticError on June 10, 2016, 07:22:33 PM
New Call of Cthulhu Game!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhXvQMIU3bE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhXvQMIU3bE)
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Post by: CADmonkey on June 11, 2016, 11:12:51 AM
Saw the new Canadian near-future apocalypse drama Into the Forest last night:

http://youtu.be/0JEkDs1-jgg (http://youtu.be/0JEkDs1-jgg)

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Sisters Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) are going wild. They aren’t going into the wild, mind you, for they’re already there. The sisters hole up in their family’s beautiful cottage that sits tucked kilometres away from civilization in the Vancouver woods. Things are dire, but Into the Forest doesn’t tell the audience why. It just gives impressions, feelings, as the sisters restlessly pursue their studies with the creature comforts of light, music, and electricity. Then all goes black.

Into the Forest gives a story akin to a dystopian drama as an unknown catastrophe puts the world in a blackout. The film marks a firm comeback for writer/director Patricia Rozema who delivers another boldly lyrical and literary film that fans of her ingenious 1999 Jane Austen pic Mansfield Park will relish. As with Mansfield Park, Into the Forest breathes with the same visionary that often puts Rozema in lists of this country’s top filmmakers. Her latest film might be the sharpest feminist tale in a body of work that creates strong roles for women as Nell and Eva endure the elements. The sisters live in isolation with their dad (Callum Keith Rennie, memorable in a small role) and the radios aren’t giving much in the way of information. Living offline, in that bubble outside the Twittersphere and the world of instant news, is a unique, surreal, and terrifying experience for a plugged-in person of today.

A trip to town, however, reveals that things are dire. A store clerk (Michael Eklund, in a sinister performance that makes the skin crawl) holds the scant remains of provisions at a shotgun’s length and gas is a hotter commodity akin to prohibition-era hooch. The film evokes the allegorical world of Blindness with the eerie imagery of a town on the verge of a meltdown. The family, reading the clues that trouble’s a-brewin’, heads back into the safety of the woods and the resources of the natural surroundings.

Then an unexpected tragedy rocks the safety of the cottage and the sisters find themselves in a disaster far greater than whatever terror is sweeping the globe. Loneliness, isolation, and insecurity reframe the safety of their surroundings as they realize that they are wholly dependent on the woods and each other for survival, as the few gallons of gas remaining are barely enough for a round-trip to town.

Page and Wood give excellent performances as the two dynamic sisters. Both actresses push themselves to physical and emotional lengths as their characters endure the hardship of the woods and the harsher element of being cut off from the world and the luxuries they’ve come to see as life sources. Page, who also produced the film, does ample hard work as Nell, the studious sister who becomes the more pragmatic sibling of the pair when she assumes a leadership role and manages the supplies with great efficiency. A rock of reason and rationality, Page’s Nell is easily the one of the siblings who one might want to have on a desert island.

Wood, on the other hand, gives the film a strong emotional centre as Eva, the artsier and more creative talent of the sisters. Into the Forest charts the progress of the catastrophe, and of the sisters’ dire isolation, through the development of Eva’s art. Eva, a dancer, throws herself into her rehearsals as she strives to perfect her form and technique for an audition that comes whenever the world returns to normal. Wood throws herself into Eva’s rehearsals with sharp, increasingly violent movements as she dances to the beat of a metronome in place of the music that usually gives her dance its beat. The dances and the clicks of the metronome give the film a hint of madness thanks to Wood’s intense and full-bodied performance. She’s cabin fever in a contemporary dance.

The film needs both sisters to work on par, though, and Page and Wood create a strong sisterly bond as the drives and energies of each sibling complement the other. The minimalist balancing act from Rozema keeps the scope of the tragedy intimate and powerful through the relationship of the sisters. It’s emotionally arduous thanks to the closeted scope that invests the audience in the sisters’ survival, although the film might have benefited from a running time that was equally tight. Similarly, Rozema keeps the dystopian element sparse by withholding as much information as possible to shroud the film in ambiguity and menace. Things are scarier under the shroud of uncertainty when the imagination lets one invent the cause and—worse—false hopes that offer escape.

Into the Forest is not an eco-thriller per se, but in the years since Y2K when people are more dependent on technology than ever, it conveys the pleasures in sans-Siri resourcefulness as the sisters explore the terrain outside the house. The house itself becomes a richly symbolic character as it degenerates quickly in the months following the blackout. Shooting in a house with so much glass and open space, Into the Forest uses the sunlight to a practical effect as the stirring cinematography by Daniel Grant favours natural palettes for the film’s strong imagery, and the evocative score by Max Richter is wonderfully unsettling. Into the Woods feels timeless in its natural setting and haunting woodland landscape—it’s a relevant cautionary tale not for tomorrow, but for today. Rozema uses the lush authority of the dense landscape to create a setting that feels safe in one frame and wildly beautiful and terrifying in the next. Into the Woods finds a strong parable about looking to the natural resources of the landscape as the film builds a ripe allegory about getting back to basics and living off the land.

There’s an air of Margaret Atwood, too, to the rich dystopian atmosphere that uses the pull of the wilderness and a strong feminist energy to engage the viewer in a compelling parable of survival. This adaptation from the book by Jean Hegland firmly puts Rozema in Atwood territory and the director’s a perfect fit for the material. Into the Forest sees Rozema in her element as she devises a powerful, lyrical film driven by the resilience of two women. The film is Rozema at her best and arguably one of her most visually and thematically satisfying works. She lets the actresses be commanding vessels for this tale of sisterhood and rebirth.

Similarly, the director challenges the actors (particularly Wood) to put their characters through hell as the sisters encounter evil predators that emerge from the woods and circle the home like hungry dogs. Rozema handles an act of brutal violence with sensitivity, yet the film cuts with a visceral sting by restricting the range of the camera’s gaze to the pain of the victim. The film mimics the sense of isolation afforded by the woods in its confined and tight framing, and the violence that takes the film into its unexpected third act is likely to polarize, but the challenge brings its own rewards. One feels suffocated until the final images of release. Into the Forest is one of Rozema’s best films yet.

- Patrick Mullen, Cinemablographer (http://www.cinemablographer.com/2016/01/canadas-top-ten-review-into-forest.html)
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Post by: Twisting H on June 13, 2016, 04:14:51 AM
Re: Podcasts and Production

So I was listening to the podcast How We Roll, episode 7.1 the Sanatorium - Alpha Rhythem

They've added music and sound effects in an amazing way to really make the Call of Cthulhu actual play creepy.

Listen to what I mean here: http://www.howwerollpodcast.com/ (http://www.howwerollpodcast.com/)

The GM is using a soundboard/mixer called Battle Bards to add effects in real time.

https://battlebards.com/ (https://battlebards.com/)

Quote
Create your own dramatic audio scenes that'll leave your players jaws on the floor. Control the layering, cropping, and timing of various tracks together to create a seamless masterpiece.

Imagine an apocalyptic mix that starts off with the drum beat of a rampaging orc army towards the castle. The roars are heard at a distance but they get louder as the seconds progress. Then a barrage of fireballs are cast from behind them. Maybe you select 5 fireballs, or maybe 15? As the fireballs impact the castle with a gigantic BOOM, you hear the castle walls crumbling to the ground below. What will your players do?

This is the power of the Mixer. Create, edit, share, stream, and download your creations.

Other audio resources from that episode (royalty-free music and fx):

https://incompetech.com/ (https://incompetech.com/) 
http://www.fesliyanstudios.com/ (http://www.fesliyanstudios.com/)
http://pederbhelland.com/use-my-music/ (http://pederbhelland.com/use-my-music/)



Re: Monetizing podcasts

As a follow up to this post, How We Roll are playing their Call of Cthulhu games live over Twitch.

That's nothing new, but their monetization strategy is interesting.

Donators to the stream can :

- give inspiration to any character
- request a player do impressions of their favorite character
- make a character autofail a san roll in lieu of rolling. (or autosucceed on a roll in general).
- add a new insanity to the insanity table.
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Post by: CADmonkey on June 24, 2016, 11:31:27 AM
So I see that Jay Cheel has a new documentary coming out, I was reminded that I haven't yet shared this with you folks:

https://vimeo.com/20169506 (https://vimeo.com/20169506)

This is Cheel's 2011 documentary about Ralph Zavadil, a man who got his 15 minutes of fame when he broke his neck (https://youtu.be/HvftCxoLLYw) while performing a stunt for his local public access cable show The Cap'n Video Show (https://www.youtube.com/user/thecapnvideoshow).  As they say in the documentary, Cap'n Video was doing Jackass before there was Jackass, only with no budget.
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Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on June 24, 2016, 10:06:00 PM
I somehow just now discovered the Last Podcast on the Left, in which comedians go into detail about serial killers, creepypasta, and other dark areas of humanity.

It's beautiful, if you don't mind laughing about human atrocity
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Post by: CADmonkey on June 26, 2016, 05:40:52 PM
So, once again I attended the monthly bad movie night at one of our local independent theatres:

http://youtu.be/mUlBXzJXZN8 (http://youtu.be/mUlBXzJXZN8)

Yes, that's a pickled David Carradine, playing an offensive caricature of a trans woman.  He also wrote & sang the theme song heard in the trailer.

Short synopsis: Slue (Paul L. Smith), Pearl (David Carradine) & Weasel (Brad Dourif) kidnap a baby whom they ritually abuse & train to be a killer.  When "Sonny Boy" (Michael Griffin) escapes, he finds love in the form of a motorscooter-riding Manic Pixie Dream Girl and the townsfolk (who have been living in fear of Slue for decades) are finally riled up enough to take on Slue and his gang.

Despite the fact that "David Carradine In Drag" would seem to be the main selling point of the movie, he actually doesn't get a lot of screen time (which is probably for the best).  The movie is carried by the performances of Smith, Dourif & Griffin.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on June 26, 2016, 07:33:34 PM
apocalypse-world.com/ (http://apocalypse-world.com/)

Free Apocalypse World anyone?
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Post by: Gorkamorka on June 27, 2016, 06:59:26 AM
apocalypse-world.com/ (http://apocalypse-world.com/)

Free Apocalypse World anyone?

With all the extra playbooks to.
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Post by: Twisting H on June 27, 2016, 01:08:00 PM
Uh. Hey Ross. Next After Hours.

(http://i.imgur.com/mZg9bHE.jpg)


http://grognardia.blogspot.com/2010/11/retrospective-price-of-freedom.html (http://grognardia.blogspot.com/2010/11/retrospective-price-of-freedom.html)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Price_of_Freedom_(role-playing_game) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Price_of_Freedom_(role-playing_game))

https://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=5737 (https://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=5737)
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Post by: trinite on June 27, 2016, 06:48:30 PM
That guy in the middle...is that Rob Schneider?
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Post by: SynapticError on July 02, 2016, 08:14:53 AM
Scorn: The fleshy surreal FPS inspired by H.R. Giger 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEE4yZgphFk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEE4yZgphFk)
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Post by: Twisting H on July 02, 2016, 07:57:44 PM
STEAM SUMMER SALE  recommendations

Hey guys. Check out the following if you like post-apoc survival games LIKE RED MARKETS.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088761/software-games/more-steam-summer-sale-gems-15-great-games-under-5.html#slide3 (http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088761/software-games/more-steam-summer-sale-gems-15-great-games-under-5.html#slide3)

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Neo Scavenger   UNDER $5.

Speaking of ugly, brutal, and wonderful games, fans of tough experiences will want to check out Neo Scavenger ($4.94 during the sale).

You wake up in a wasteland with no idea what’s going on, and must survive long enough to figure out the randomized world. Saying that’s harder than it sounds would be an understatement. The game’s mechanics don’t let up, with the constant threats of hunger, weather exposure, dehydration, and devastatingly dirty no-holds-barred combat looming. The fighting, wound system, and inventory are all gloriously, sometimes frustratingly realistic. And did I mention that when you die, you stay dead, and have to start over? There aren’t even experience points in the game—you just learn how to play it better.

Neo Scavenger won’t be for everyone. But if you like it, you’ll love it, and it’s worth rolling the dice when the game’s selling for under $5. The combat system alone is worth it.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/248860/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/248860/)

Watch a video first though:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRI9Q8LDHZY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRI9Q8LDHZY)



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This War of Mine
This War of Mine ($4.99 during the sale) puts you in the shoes of civilians simply trying to survive in a war-torn land. It’s not “fun” in the classical sense. But This War of Mine is stark, sobering, eye-opening, and incredibly well assembled. It’s the antithesis of Call of Duty, and well worth your time.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/282070/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/282070/)



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Metro Redux series
Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are tense, deeply atmospheric first-person shooters set in the subways of post-apocalyptic Russia—until you’re drawn into the wastelands left on the surface. These are some of my favorite story-driven shooters of all time, with a cool STALKER-like vibe. The recently released Redux versions polish up each game with more fetching visuals.

The games are $4.99 a pop during the Summer Sale. If you can only afford one, grab Metro 2033 first.

Bullets are currency.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/43110/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/43110/)

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Post by: CADmonkey on July 04, 2016, 06:22:36 PM
Another one for the film nerds:

http://youtu.be/SbiTMIq1HkA (http://youtu.be/SbiTMIq1HkA)

A little documentary about the New Beverly Cinema, a repertory theatre in LA that counts a number of famous geeks amongst it's patrons, and the medium of 35mm film.  As an ode to the 35mm film format, Out of Print hasn't been released in any digital format (in fact there's only one 35mm print in existence), so there's only a limited number of theatres where it can be seen.  One of the local independent theatres that has retained its 35mm projector screened it over the weekend, and some of the staff also interviewed (https://soundcloud.com/mayfair-theatre/mayfair-theatre-podcast-june) the director on their podcast.
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Post by: Gorkamorka on July 21, 2016, 04:36:52 AM
Looking forward to this.

(http://i.imgur.com/Dd9Eby6.jpg)

But, also...Please don't suck  :?
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Post by: Twisting H on July 21, 2016, 09:09:16 PM
Hey Ross.  You will never run out of material for RPPR After Hours


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/224492525/ponyfinder-dawn-of-the-fifth-age (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/224492525/ponyfinder-dawn-of-the-fifth-age)

(http://i.imgur.com/JGLY0Zw.jpg)

------------

I know Caleb has used and talked about Scrivener.

Anyone take the $20 plunge for the iOS version?

(http://i.imgur.com/3NBZe3Y.png)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on July 21, 2016, 11:40:40 PM
There are decades of old RPG stuff to comb through for after hours before we even reach stuff made in this century. I think we'll leave ponyfinder alone for a while.

I don't like iOS and try to avoid it, so idk.
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Post by: Alethea on July 22, 2016, 07:04:03 PM
I know Caleb has used and talked about Scrivener.

Anyone take the $20 plunge for the iOS version?

I'm planning to. I'll let you know how it works on iPad/iPhone.
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Post by: Twisting H on July 24, 2016, 03:09:12 AM
Cool! Thank you. I'm curious how well the gestures work.
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 27, 2016, 01:52:12 PM
Creepyfig cosplay at SDCC 2016 (http://www.thebrickfan.com/real-life-lego-cosplay-at-san-diego-comic-con-2016/)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/mIoMbC2szQO9p7q8krIm4IEG-ijhDC4yOAaC58EtA0_OgZwOIzo5Cicvs8iCMhrpVQ7PID5iPLDBTjHnPn08SlnJTfLKHMw=w1012-h568)

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If you were at San Diego Comic Con 2016 and was at the LEGO booth, you may have seen some creepy looking thing hanging out at the booth and around the con. It turns out it was a real-life minifigure cosplay by Adam Savage’s team at Tested which they call creepyfig.

The minifigure is made of silicone with and includes some things like ears, eyebrow hair, and nails on the hand to make the creepyfig look more realistic. Check out the video below to be creeped out.

http://youtu.be/c7KYrPXvZSM (http://youtu.be/c7KYrPXvZSM)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on July 27, 2016, 02:05:57 PM
Hahaha, that's a good take on lego people.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on July 27, 2016, 04:49:29 PM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/2115086518/giga-robo?ref=recs (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2115086518/giga-robo?ref=recs)

Something for Aaron
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 29, 2016, 09:49:55 AM
Hahaha, that's a good take on lego people.

Huh, interesting.  I shared that story on a couple of lego fan message boards and the reactions in those places were shock, horror and disgust; from people who are presumably familiar with the uncanniness of lego minifigs.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on July 29, 2016, 09:57:32 AM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/731983185/hotline-miami-2-swan-twins-action-figure-set (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/731983185/hotline-miami-2-swan-twins-action-figure-set)

When that hotline bling, it can only mean one thing.

The Devolver figures look real nice. I'd get them if I had the kind cash to drop on figurines.
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 29, 2016, 06:31:13 PM
Some local indie RPG publishers have started a podcast, here's the first episode: Ottawa Game Publishers Podcast Episode 01: What the $#&* Are You Trying To Do? (http://accidentalsurvivors.libsyn.com/ottawa-game-publishers-podcast-episode-01) (itunes link (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/ottawa-game-publishers-podcast/id193735651?i=1000372832040&mt=2)).  It's four guys (Fraser Ronald; Mark Richardson; Jason Pitre; Todd Crapper) drinking and discussing their experiences in RPG design & publishing.

Some NSFW language, they've been drinking
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Post by: Twisting H on July 29, 2016, 11:29:19 PM
I understand this game is still in development, but We Happy Few is great inspiration for a setting involving an Orwellian or Watchman totalitarian state.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7THBiLrBDsc#)


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Re: Eclipse Phase

This discussion on the philosophy of Nothing could be a basilisk hack or therapy in an eclipse phase game.

Alan Watts, the State of Nothing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCxC2UKD9E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCxC2UKD9E)

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So if you really go the whole way and see how you feel at the prospect of vanishing forever. Have all your efforts, and all your achievements, and all your attainments turning into dust and nothingness. What is the feeling? What happens to you?
It's a curious thing, that in the worlds poetry, this is a very common theme. The earthly hope men set their hearts upon turns ashes, or it prospers, and a non- like snow upon the deserts dusty face lighting a little hour or two and is gone

So in this way, by seeing that nothingness is the fundamental reality, and you see it's your reality. Then how can anything contaminate you? All the idea of you being scared, and put out and worried, and so on, this is nothing, it's a dream. Because you're really nothing.
So cheer up

All the sun and the stars and the mountains, and rivers, and the good men and bad men, and the animals, and the insects, and the whole bit. All are contained in void. So out of this void comes everything and you are it. What else could you be?
If somebody is going to argue that the basic reality is nothingness. Where does all this come from?
Obviously from nothingness.

This lecture was incorporated into the song "Something" by Azedia. This could be the basilisk hack.

http://www.metrolyrics.com/something-lyrics-azedia.html (http://www.metrolyrics.com/something-lyrics-azedia.html)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXH3YKOUeC8#)



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Post by: Adam_Autist on August 02, 2016, 09:38:22 PM
www.kickstarter.com/projects/215931791/unity-tabletop-rpg?ref=users (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/215931791/unity-tabletop-rpg?ref=users)

www.unity-rpg.com/ (http://www.unity-rpg.com/)

This looks intriguing to me. Looks very similar to 4e D&D and 13th Age. I like the focus on team work and synergy. Also pretty art.
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Post by: Teapot on August 08, 2016, 11:45:05 PM
A new comic Weird Detective is the story about a New York police officer who is very strange and working his own case about when the stars come right. He may not be human in body and mind. The first issue just rolled up here in China and it's pretty good. Lamplighters may find something fun to read here.

https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/28-936/Weird-Detective-1 (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/28-936/Weird-Detective-1)
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Post by: CADmonkey on August 12, 2016, 07:35:17 PM
Taika Waititi's latest comedy:

https://vimeo.com/168384958

Great movie from the producer/co-director of What We Do in the Shadows.

Quote
Warmly funny and deeply delightful, Hunt For The Wilderpeople is a tale of two misfits told with such generosity of spirit and consistent good humour that it's a pleasant surprise to discover how sneakily touching it is as well.
- Tim Grierson, Screen International

Also, Sam Neill's Beard's best performance yet.
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Post by: Twisting H on August 13, 2016, 02:58:21 PM
The Kilobops group: tabletop roleplaying podcasts and twitch channel

http://kilobops.ladderface.net/dice/ (http://kilobops.ladderface.net/dice/)

Streams on twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/semisponge (https://www.twitch.tv/semisponge)
Roughly 10:30 PM EST or so on Fridays

Members of the Something Awful forums Mighty Dicktron, Sinatrapod, Golden315, RChimpCola, semisponge, Ladderface and Mr Sunabouzu generously grace our ears with Shadowrun (5th ed), this time in the ruined cities of Poland where the nuyen comes fast and cosplaying death races come even faster.

The campaign, run by the Mightiest of Dicktrons, is titled The Dracula Idea. Which is utterly appropriate, because no one cares if Dracula is even in the plot; they are too busy engaging in robot dance-offs, spending hours souping up the Troll's fuck-truck in a Russian mobster's garage for reasons, illustrating the utility of a pixie rigger, and breaking all the codes of fashion with everyone's favorite buttered up on novacoke garish-something or other (is he an adept? I have no idea) UNLIMITED.

Listen to Shadowrun. You will want to fuck this Elf.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3778456&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1 (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3778456&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1)

http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/shadowrun-5/ (http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/shadowrun-5/)

Mighty Dicktron also hosts Rogue Trader games every other week or so.

http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/roguetrader/ (http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/roguetrader/)

The archive of their humorous and entertaining body of work also includes: Spirit of the Century, Shadowrun, Eclipse Phase, Dark Heresy, Numenera, Deadlands Classic and their own game settings.

If you are looking for something completely different, I highly HIGHLY recommend you check out the occult-mystery-humor brainchild of MrSunabouzu Shadow of the Unseen.

There is nothing like it. Anywhere.

Start with Japan first. Proceed to the Europe arc and lastly the Unknown Mission.

http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/sotu/ (http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/sotu/)

http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/sotu-euro/ (http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/sotu-euro/)

http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/sotu-um/ (http://kilobops.ladderface.net/projects/sotu-um/)

Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on August 13, 2016, 06:50:54 PM
 Paradox, the new owners of White Wolf, wants to know how you feel about replayability in Bloodlines and other similar games. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PGCQ67V)

Fill it out folks. Paradox is prepping for something big with the old World of Darkness. Onyx Path or whatever the hell it's called now a days.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on September 24, 2016, 10:55:00 PM
Ross I think someone owes your royalties somewhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaVjaUvU-E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaVjaUvU-E)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 25, 2016, 01:23:25 PM
Ross I think someone owes your royalties somewhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaVjaUvU-E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaVjaUvU-E)

Kris Straub wrote Candle Cove and has been paid for the rights to use his story for the show.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Flawless P on September 25, 2016, 04:02:49 PM
Ross I think someone owes your royalties somewhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaVjaUvU-E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaVjaUvU-E)

Kris Straub wrote Candle Cove and has been paid for the rights to use his story for the show.

That's pretty awesome, I didn't figure they would go through the effort to track down the writer of a creepy pasta.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 26, 2016, 05:24:00 PM
Ross I think someone owes your royalties somewhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaVjaUvU-E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaVjaUvU-E)

Kris Straub wrote Candle Cove and has been paid for the rights to use his story for the show.

That's pretty awesome, I didn't figure they would go through the effort to track down the writer of a creepy pasta.

Straub posted on his website with his name on it first. It's very clear. BTW Slenderman is actually copyrighted by the guy who posted the first photoshop of it on the SA forums.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on September 27, 2016, 09:02:59 PM
Just Yellow Sign Thoughts.


If you like deck building games on your iOS device you might try Cthulhu Realms. That genre isn't my jam but the art is amusing. Also be prepared for the worst voice acting ever.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cthulhu-realms/id1035256452?mt=8 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cthulhu-realms/id1035256452?mt=8)


(http://i.imgur.com/ko63yVs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SC1BU5A.jpg)



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Particle Colliders and Cartoon Cats

http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/small-cat-big-science (http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/small-cat-big-science)

"The proposed International Linear Collider has a fuzzy new ally.

Hello Kitty is known throughout Japan as the poster girl (poster cat?) of kawaii, a segment of pop culture built around all things cute.

But recently she took on a new job: representing the proposed International Linear Collider...

Japan is considering hosting the ILC, a proposed accelerator that could mass-produce Higgs bosons and other fundamental particles. Japan’s Advanced Accelerator Association partnered with the company Sanrio to create the special kawaii gear in the hopes of drawing attention to the large-scale project.

The ILC: Science you’ll want to snuggle."

In real life that's great. But this story reminded me of the other particle collider shenanigans in the news.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/18/fake-human-sacrifice-filmed-at-cern-with-pranking-scientists-suspected (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/18/fake-human-sacrifice-filmed-at-cern-with-pranking-scientists-suspected)

A bunch of scientists (presumably) decided to fake a satanic ritual on CERN's grounds in front of the statue of Shiva.  Add not-so-shaky cam from Blair Witch.

Separate from this, I recall a Unspeakable Oath that had an adventure featuring the children's book cartoon character (fictional) "Tee-Tok the Happy Star".   The adventure synopsis was that a less than successful children's writer got tangled up in Mythos inspiration and wrote a children's book featuring a happy cartoon version of Azathoth.  Add the spell "Call Azathoth" embedded in the book's art and text (not unlike the movie Babadook) a mysterious fire at the printers and you have yourself a mystery.

What I'm saying is that good old King in Yellow needs a yellow cuddly mascot to spread virally through media and VR games. No not the real life electric one, a fictional one.

Add the hook that Delta Green realizes that a cult  is about to sponsor a particle collider with the (super cute) Yellow King mascot as some ritual of consecration. Have half of the adventure be kinetic attacks/assassinations of the yellow cultists, and the other half be anti-media campaigns against the cult's PR division.  Through in players having to soil themselves by whipping up anti-science protests, or debate cult representatives on CNN, and you have an interesting plot. 

Depending on the timing of the setting, this might be a good excuse to have players be on Firing Line with William F Buckley (1966-1999), Crossfire (CNN: 1982 to 2005), The McLaughlin Group (1982-2016; also note the timeslot during the 80s is RIGHT during Saturday Morning cartoons, providing a great link for a Hastur cartoon show), or John Stewart.

Get cracking, artists. The Yellow Sign is Manifold in It's forms. 

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GESAFFELSTEIN and the Hand of Vecna the King in Yellow

GESAFFELSTEIN is a band with highly symbolic music videos.

Pursuit : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB8Ci7X5HUU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB8Ci7X5HUU)

HATE OR GLORY : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_NgkfRmUPk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_NgkfRmUPk)

Both deal with the acquisition of power taken to extreme. The sacrifices and violence, explicit and symbolic, made by men to seize the crown are on display.  No other act can drive humans so quickly to bestial grasping and a nihilistic mentality in the midst of causing terribly vicious chaos.  Grasping for societal authority is itself a type of madness, regardless of the power-seeker's illusion of installing some more perfect social order.  Some come to the Masquerade of Cassilda and Camilla willingly. Not to revel. But to seek the King. As usurpers.

Such seekers are already lost and mad. 

All bow before the throne.

Visually please see HATE OR GLORY at 3:13.  Usually Carcosa is thought to be a psudo-European environ, and by extension some assume the King in Yellow appears as such.  Nihilistic madness however, is universal as gravity.  A gangland warlord who dips his face in the molten gold of his enemies, saturated with their blood, may indeed be seeking to become an Avatar of the King.  Or perhaps this is a ritual to allow the power-seeker to transport himself and his retinue to Carcosa.  His followers are of course a sacrifice in this ritual, lost in the primal chaos city as the power-seeker is free to hunt the King. 

Now please watch "Pursuit".  Highly symbolic of the rise and fall of a warlord, perhaps a fascist.  Anyway, note that instead of a "yellow mask" in HATE OR GLORY, a golden (yellow) glove represents the pursuit of power.  Instead of a glove, does the video instead show a yellow cybernetic gauntlet that requires the owner to cut off his own hand? It is a homage to Skywalker? Perhaps the answer lies with the observer. After all, in Carcosa ALL could be true.   

There is no reason the archetypal yellow mask cannot take many forms. 

Let us examine the Yellow Sign for a moment.    It is a two dimensional image. Several authors (not Chambers iirc) suggest that the Sign changes subtly upon observation.  Let's run with this idea and expand upon it: the Yellow Sign is a multidimensional symbol not unlike the Elder Sign.

Ok good.  Now lets assume that a scientist has been studying the Yellow Sign. 

In mathematics, there is something called a manifold. From wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifold (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifold)

"In mathematics, a manifold is a topological space that locally resembles Euclidean space near each point. More precisely, each point of an n-dimensional manifold has a neighbourhood that is homeomorphic to the Euclidean space of dimension n...Two-dimensional manifolds are also called surfaces."

Now two dimensional surfaces can usually be represented by an equation.  Perhaps this scientist was seeking the secret to Kingly power...and derived an equation ("Yellow Equation" for lack of a better term).  The scientist then used this Yellow Equation to solve a difficult problem in cybernetics to create the Yellow Gauntlet - an object that confers might to the wearer and suffuses them with Kingly eminence. As long as certain sacrifices are made, you see.   Enter the music video "Pursuit" as documentation of the Yellow Gauntlet's corrosive effects on the bearer and his people.

In a Delta Green scenario, you could have the agents need to go up against an American politician where the Yellow Gauntlet takes the form of an Orange-Yellow Weave. Er, ... I mean...*gunshot*

In a near future Delta Green scenario, a wounded military veteran is given the Yellow Gauntlet as a replacement hand after his service in Iraq/Afghanistan/the next terrorist IED attack.  In this case the "scientists" is a group of rogue MJ-12 researchers working in a prosthetics/cybernetics company.  Naturally they also use a control group of normal cybernetic hands to record the effects of the Mythos artifact.  This veteran essentially follows the Castaigne plotline and begins to become compelled to join politics an seek greater and greater office.  Delta Green becomes aware of this man as a threat by his meteoric rise from local legislator to mayor to Senator in just a few years. 

Because a Delta Green game should be difficult (and because I don't want the Secret Service to contact this board) kinetic action against the Mythos suborned veteran turned politician cannot be taken.   DG agents must prop up his opponent/work against his campaign while the other half race against time to glean the origin of the cybernetic hand and eventually try to convince the veteran with bits of his pre Mythos corrupted history/life to voluntarily give up the Yellow Gauntlet.

Permutations of a Yellow Gauntlet idea could be:

-Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (just rewrite Thanatos as a victim of the Gauntlet)
-Set in Mythic Greece.  Daedalus is the artisan/scientist.  Perhaps he creates the Gauntlet at the behest of the King of Crete (and to take revenge for the loss of his son Icarus).
-Set in the modern day.  The Yellow Gauntlet is an artifact directly from Carcosa that has reappeared.  It was originally crafted by Ambrose (see old Unspeakable Oaths) an artisan who creates impossible steampunk like devices in Carcosa.  The DG team must contain/return the vector to it's otherworldly home.
-No joke, John McAfee used the music to "Pursuit" in his 2016 Libertarian Presidential bid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAjl-Gibm8c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAjl-Gibm8c)
In addition, this video has not so subliminal messages. Listen for the repetition of "9/11" in the video. Draw your own conclusions. I can't make this stuff up.

One other thought about the music video "Pursuit."  Please reference the tyrant looking in the mirror at (2:45-2:47) and the copies of the tyrant in the military (0:48-0:53) and blaming each other in the symbolic bureaucracy (2:47-3:03). 

John Tynes in The Unspeakable Oath #1 (iirc) introduced new locations (the Whisper Vault, etc.) into Carcosa as part of his take on the King in Yellow Mythos.  It is reprinted in one of the Delta Green supplements, I will forever forget which one. Anyway, why not a place in Carcosa which is filled with mirrors? A psychomanteum if you will.  Drawing from "Pursuit", perhaps if you find the mirror with your specific name on it, a power-seeker can generate doppelgangers who will will work towards his wish, but at the cost of the power-seeker standing in front of the mirror eternally and watching the Mythos tainted homunculi drag his dreams into inevitable ruin.  The continual generation of homunculi can only be stopped by entering the psychomanteum and pulling the power-seeker away from his mirror. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomanteum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomanteum)

The catch is the Carcosa psychomanteum can only be found by a truly selfish individual. Leading to the question. Are the players willing to sacrifice a truly selfish man and risk him finding his own mirror/killing him to prevent the actions of another once-selfish man?


 







Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on September 28, 2016, 08:45:02 PM
More Just Yellow Sign Thoughts

Sports, Delta Green, Golems and Carcosa.

I like to think about untrod situations where the Mythos could rear it's ugly head.  Most of the characters in a Delta Green game are elite government and ex-military.  People in these professions often were young sports stars and DG agents could conceivably find solace in the good old game of baseball and other American sports.  After all, what better way to attempt to reintegrate into normalcy by relaxing with America's favorite pastime and drinks? The players think they are safe.

Let's rip that assumption from them.   8)

John Bellairs was one of my favorite authors as a kid.  In an era before contemporary adult fantasy like the Dresden Files, Bellairs wrote chilling gothic stories of the occult and a sensitive young lad named Johnny Dixon. These were sold as young adult fiction.  I could probably draw a direct line between finding John Bellairs in my early development and graduating to HPL in later years.  Bellairs published 31 books and has won several awards.  He is very good. Check his work out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bellairs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bellairs)

Anyway Bellairs penned a novel "The Eyes of the Killer Robot."  Sounds campy and mundane, but read on...

http://www.openroadmedia.com/ebook/the-eyes-of-the-killer-robot/ (http://www.openroadmedia.com/ebook/the-eyes-of-the-killer-robot/)

"Decades ago, Evaristus Sloane invented a baseball-playing robot. It could pitch a fastball at a hundred and ten miles per hour, but it also had big, vacant, blue glass eyes that gave Johnny Dixon’s grandpa the willies. Now, fifty years later, in the fifth book of the Johnny Dixon mystery series, Johnny’s friend Professor Childermass puts the robot back together. It’s only after he puts its chilling eyes back in their sockets that the professor realizes his mistake—an evil killing machine has been awakened. Soon, Johnny gets kidnapped as the final part of Evaristus Sloane’s plan to bring his robot to life—using Johnny’s eyes. Can the professor and Fergie make it to Sloane’s mansion in time to save Johnny? Can they overcome the evil wizard’s most horrifying creation?"

First of all, this is the best goddamn reason for becoming a Mythos sorcerer ever.  A mild spoiler, the sorcerer realized a metal golem could through a wicked fastball and naturally used his unholy device to ... rig a baseball game so he could collect a massive bet.  No really, the wizard did it for the money.

As awesome as that plot is alone, let's re-frame it through the lens of Carcosa.

As stated in previous Just Yellow Sign Thoughts, there is an artisan/scientist in Carcosa named Ambrose.  In the original eponymous story, Ambrose either made or was followed by a "living" clockwork doll-child.  Let's assume Ambrose made the clockwork entity.  No reason why Ambrose couldn't have made the looming clockwork golem in "The Eyes of the Killer Robot."

Back to baseball.  Several forms of madness are quiet but intense enough to twist the skein of reality and invite the attention of the King.  Obsession can be one of these.  Think of the quiet encroachment of fantasy baseball into the homes and cubicles of American society and statisticians who spend their lives trying to optimize plays around the curiously occult diamond.  Such seekers of the perfect game or perfect solution can ignore food, drink, family, hygiene and even reality at the very extreme.

All will bow before the throne of the King.

Perhaps in a yellowed and moldy tome on baseball statistics there is an advertisement. Among the claims for the Atlas method to kick sand in the face of bullies at the beach, X-Ray glasses and Lazer Death Rays, one stands out. Build Your Own Perfect Player!  Win Game After Game!  Free!  Just wind up and insert eyes...

The Premise: A baseball statistic Obsessive calls Ambrose's Fastball Golem from Carcosa.  Only problem is to active the clockwork abomination, the Obsessive needs human eyes. Only eyes that have seen the Yellow Sign will do.  Naturally the Obsessive is going to spread the Yellow Sign far and wide to establish a stable of sacrifices to harvest in a pinch.  Naturally, this action draws the presence of Carcosa to the area.

A couple notes about the source material "The Eyes of the Killer Robot".  The method for activating the Fastball Golem is to harvest human eyes and then alchemically (iirc, possibly Kaballah was involved) convert them into blue glass lenses, which are then set into the Golem's hollow head.

Secondly, when activated and specifically when on the baseball field, the Fastball Golem has a powerful illusion over it which causes all humans to think the Golem is a living (yet chillingly strange) flesh and blood person.  IIRC the Golem never spoke, but when it showed up to pitch in a minor league game, some people misremembered that it did.  Add traditional alcohol consumption to the baseball game and you have a whole spectrum of memories.  Mechanically one could take whatever rules system governs the ghouls illusionary form and go from there. Lastly the Golem has other useful supernatural powers, but I'm not going to spoil the book for you.

Back to Delta Green and plot hooks.  Perhaps the Cell's psychologist suggests a team-bonding exercise with relaxation after a particularly traumatic event (particularly evil Keepers will make temporary insanities from the previous game still present).  Naturally, the psychologist recommends the team attend a minor league baseball game to unwind because there are less cameras at these events to record the agents together. 

Enter Fastball Golem, stage left.  The crowd is getting excited because the pitcher (Golem) is throwing a no-hitter.  Murmurs occur in the dugout.  Who is this mysterious prodigy? Then a player the Obsessive baseball statistician has deemed unworthy to be on the minor league team (or doesn't want him graduating to the majors) steps up to bat.   The Golem deliberately throws at deadly fastball at the target baseball player's temple.  Whether the targeted player goes down in a gory display or not is irrelevant.  A riot ensues. 

Assuming the DG team is partially law enforcement, they are torn between three objectives:  protect civilians, arrest the crazy pitcher for attempted murder,  don't get their faces photographed and posted to instagram/facebook.

Back to the riot.  Fans and both teams swarm the Golem as he approaches the target baseball player with clear intent to finish the job with his fists.  There is a dog pile.  Bloody carnage.  Then stranger high pitched screaming as a metal arm is ejected from the pile of rioting fans and ... there is no pitcher at all, just a strange pile of clockwork in a human form.  Naturally more than one baseball player at this point has suffered a temporary insanity upon dismantling the Golem and breaking the illusion.











Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on October 07, 2016, 05:21:19 AM
Pathfinder is publishing a (more) heavily inspired Cthulhu Mythos Adventure Path, Strange Aeons

http://paizo.com/products/btpy9nry?Pathfinder-Adventure-Path-109-In-Search-of-Sanity (http://paizo.com/products/btpy9nry?Pathfinder-Adventure-Path-109-In-Search-of-Sanity)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z5aAZJH.jpg)

There is an upcoming adventure set in Pathfinder's take on Carcosa.

Players' guide is free here: http://paizo.com/pathfinder/adventurePath/strangeAeons (http://paizo.com/pathfinder/adventurePath/strangeAeons)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: constructacon on October 08, 2016, 05:46:10 PM
i acualy have the first two books, and from the first skim it's just a normal adventure with a cthulu spin. but that said having ran 2 full adventure paths i can say that the stories are usualy well thought out and great fun to play. if you are looking to pick up any adventure path they give you the story and the tools to tell the storie, it would be up to you as a gm/player to set the mood/atmospehere for the story to be told right in.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 08, 2016, 06:03:19 PM
huh, I kind of want to read those adventures at least but if I ran it, it would be 13th age or DCC or something else. Not going to run Pathfinder.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on October 08, 2016, 07:26:20 PM
Ross, all the games you run are funnel games regardless of system :p


IIRC Caleb said something about liking Samurai RPGs with historical flavor.

No idea if this fits the bill but may be worth looking at.

From Something Awful's Nuns With Guns

Quote
If anyone was interested in the OSR retroclone Samurai RPG, Kaigaku (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1059971838/kaigaku-a-samurai-rpg/description), he's put up a late backers form to buy the book through paypal here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2e_egkvURVT1hih7Kl0s6s8bt0y6KA8ssvSNsafPpS6CN6A/viewform?c=0&w=1). If you want an idea  of what you're getting into, he offers a basic version of the game here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/xb3p60921qjr57z/Kaigaku%20RPG%207-1-16.pdf?dl=0) for free and public use.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on October 13, 2016, 06:33:17 PM
www.drivethrurpg.com/product/185802/Chthonian-Highways--Alpha-Playtest-Kit (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/185802/Chthonian-Highways--Alpha-Playtest-Kit)

Cthonian Highways playtest doc is up.

I know Caleb is a fan so...
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on October 13, 2016, 06:45:02 PM
https://vimeo.com/183715947

Coworker: So what did you think of Two Lovers and a Bear?
Me: I'm not sure... I'm still processing it.
Coworker: It was a really Canadian movie though, wasn't it?
Me: Oh, yeah.  Right down to Gordon Pinsent voicing the bear.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on October 18, 2016, 12:01:50 PM
Re: Survey Construction; Business of Games; Kickstarters

Alexis Kennedy, the writer responsible for founding Failbetter games, developing Fallen London and writing Sunless Sea has the following to say about posting a survey question about kickstarters:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Kennedy

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Hullo, total and utter scholars of occult lore.

A couple of weeks back I asked everyone (well, everyone on the list then: hullo again, everyone else!) whether I should run a Kickstarter for Cultist Simulator this year or next year.

Thanks very much for helping me make the decision. It's made; I just blogged about it; here's the blog post below, edited for relevance, so you don't have to go looking.

Have a properly midnight Halloween.

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A couple of weeks ago I was dithering over to run a Kickstarter in November 2016, before my BioWare contract, or September 2017 once I'd finished at BioWare. An earlier KS would mean I would know where I stood with funding, and could get a second shot if it failed; a later KS would be a much easier sell than 'thanks for the money, now I'm putting the project on hold for six months'.

So I did what I usually do, and went to the community. I asked everyone on the Cultist Simulator mailing list hether they would be more likely to back a Kickstarter in November 2016 or in Q3 2017. I then spread the survey link liberally around and listened to everyone with an opinion.[1] If you expressed your opinion, thank you, it helped!

They survey results split 43/57 for 2016/2017, which was a pretty mixed reaction. But I was interested in provoking and listening to people's specific thoughts as much as anything, and these were really useful. Some of the things I came to believe in the wake of the consultation:

running a Kickstarter would give me valuable information about how popular the idea was - but I already have a core of people who are seriously interested, so that's less important than it might be.
I have momentum and a decent profile now - but after I've been working at BioWare for six months, especially since my contract allows me to blog (tactfully) from inside the EA Leviathan, my profile will probably be higher
I've run two successful KSs and I'm very aware that backers are forgiving, as long as you don't take the piss. As long as I made sure everyone knew the sitch up front, it would probably be fine, but there would definitely be a communications tax.
Failbetter are running a KS in January 2017 (probably). If I run a KS in September 2017, I would be in their rain shadow; people are still confused about whether I work there (I don't) and what our connection is (I often have lunch with various Failbetters still) and  they might confusedly ask, hang on, don't you have another KS ongoing?
But the deciding factor was this. Someone asked: can you guarantee you'll be done at BioWare after six months? and my first answer was "hell yes, I'm not going to extend there if I have a game to make". But then I realised the mistake I was making.

I was still thinking like a studio head. When you're employing sixteen people, you want to be damned sure everyone will be eating in a year, so you plan the fuck ahead. But my personal burn rate is much lower than that, and I can improvise. The main reason I left Failbetter was because I wanted to spend a while taking advantage of whatever opportunities presented themselves, rather than planning my life around biz requirements years in advance.

So I'm going for a Kickstarter in Q3 2017 (if I run a KS; more on that in another post), because that means if I do decide I want to keep working with BioWare a bit longer (if they'll have me) - or do a PhD or run a bar in Da Nang - I still have that option. I like to finish projects; but let's leave the future open a little longer.

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So until Christmas, I'm working, self-funded, on CS, along with a couple of bits of consultancy-I-can't-talk-about-because-you-know-this-biz. The Unity version is coming along swimmingly - I have the core loop running with all the content from the original prototype -but it's butt-ugly at the moment. I'll probably do another post on that next week.

cheers!

Alexis

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[1] (Actually, I made a silly error, which was to ask people 'would you back, and also do you think other people would back'. Everyone's an expert on their own feelings, but very few people are experts on other people. So this confused the results. Avoid asking that, folks.)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: constructacon on October 23, 2016, 07:37:08 AM
Hulu has posted the show "the Librarians" including the "miskatonic" episode the price of education

http://www.hulu.com/watch/964940#i0,p0,s2,d0 (http://www.hulu.com/watch/964940#i0,p0,s2,d0)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on October 25, 2016, 08:44:17 PM
Do you want to tell an interactive story with your webpage?

Try Twine.

Example: http://ufopress.co.uk/2016/04/06/ho-world-design-diary-5-trying-twine/ (http://ufopress.co.uk/2016/04/06/ho-world-design-diary-5-trying-twine/)

Twine: https://twinery.org/ (https://twinery.org/)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: TRNSHMN on October 26, 2016, 07:19:15 AM
Speaking of Twine, have some nifty horror examples I enjoyed.

https://sub-q.com/play-invasion/

https://kittyhorrorshow.itch.io/hornets

sub-q in general has some interesting ones.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on October 28, 2016, 03:37:18 PM
Hey guys?

Guys?

Guys!

Did you know that there's a tumblr about waffle slabs?

http://waffleslabs.tumblr.com/ (http://waffleslabs.tumblr.com/)

(http://66.media.tumblr.com/0f2837490955561d1aa9930808a99e38/tumblr_oe0pzbw3fG1tk44xso1_1280.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/cbdda65bc984297c14db64505cd1f4a6/tumblr_oe0pvruNe71tk44xso1_1280.jpg)

(http://66.media.tumblr.com/714064884598c11f77c715907a65f618/tumblr_oe0pve4uLe1tk44xso1_1280.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/5553aadd32387bc5baadb3038e30363c/tumblr_oe0pt8kxVH1tk44xso1_1280.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/c93646fa63d3ffdfd023af0ca6f49217/tumblr_oe0psrv1oG1tk44xso1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: Twisting H on November 11, 2016, 09:45:25 PM
Attention Caleb,

 Ethan does a great job adapting the Ligotti story Our Temporary Supervisor into a purist CoC one shot.

Purist scenarios are not for everyone, but this truly captured a very specific flavor of quiet despair.

http://www.technicaldifficultiespod.com/episodes/2016/10/26/call-of-cthulhu-our-temporary-supervisor (http://www.technicaldifficultiespod.com/episodes/2016/10/26/call-of-cthulhu-our-temporary-supervisor)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on November 12, 2016, 05:52:58 PM
Attention Caleb,

 Ethan does a great job adapting the Ligotti story Our Temporary Supervisor into a purist CoC one shot.

Purist scenarios are not for everyone, but this truly captured a very specific flavor of quiet despair.

http://www.technicaldifficultiespod.com/episodes/2016/10/26/call-of-cthulhu-our-temporary-supervisor (http://www.technicaldifficultiespod.com/episodes/2016/10/26/call-of-cthulhu-our-temporary-supervisor)

:D for the shoutout!
:'( for how Ligotti made us all feel.
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Post by: Alethea on November 13, 2016, 05:42:02 PM
 :-[ :-X :-\ :( :o for having played!
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on November 28, 2016, 01:15:44 PM
Possibly my all-time favourite mecha anime is getting a reboot:

http://youtu.be/0OJSDCIWaPs (http://youtu.be/0OJSDCIWaPs)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on November 30, 2016, 11:13:48 AM
We never got the third movie in the uk. The one with the cancer monster with the big mouth.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on November 30, 2016, 12:52:55 PM
We never got the third movie in the uk. The one with the cancer monster with the big mouth.
Hadn't even heard of that one.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on November 30, 2016, 07:00:04 PM
Think it was Jp only I think.

io9.gizmodo.com/sleight-is-harry-potter-without-the-whimsical-bullshit-1789534455?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow (http://io9.gizmodo.com/sleight-is-harry-potter-without-the-whimsical-bullshit-1789534455?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)

Like it says without the whimsy.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on December 21, 2016, 06:15:07 PM
Gentlemen,

(http://i.imgur.com/X8gvDxJ.jpg)

According to Something Awful:

Quote
From a Random Anime Twitter posted:
C91 Notice of Distribution】 C91 On the 1st day TOKI - 22a, we will distribute the Cthulhu myth TRPG, Silver Dynasty Campaign Scenario Chapter 2 "Tiananmaki". This time, in addition to the original standing paintings for sessions, we have delivered in volumes exceeding 100 pages in addition to the numerous past editions that started the story of "Tenshi no Tenshi"!


I know not what it is. But it begs to be found and reviewed.

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Post by: clockworkjoe on December 21, 2016, 10:18:45 PM
fansub pls
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on December 23, 2016, 05:01:20 PM
www.wolf359.fm/ (http://www.wolf359.fm/)
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Post by: CADmonkey on December 23, 2016, 07:36:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/X8gvDxJ.jpg)

So, the artist started that piece by tracing over a luxury car ad?
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on January 01, 2017, 04:15:20 PM
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Denis Villeneuve's more recent work, but I thought that before the new Blade Runner comes out, you might want to have a look at some of his pre-Sicario work, if you haven't yet:

Polytechnique:
http://youtu.be/o_H17moBp2o (http://youtu.be/o_H17moBp2o)

Incendies:
http://youtu.be/YDf-XuYid1A (http://youtu.be/YDf-XuYid1A)

Enemy:
http://youtu.be/FJuaAWrgoUY (http://youtu.be/FJuaAWrgoUY)

Prisoners:
http://youtu.be/bpXfcTF6iVk (http://youtu.be/bpXfcTF6iVk)
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Post by: CADmonkey on January 04, 2017, 08:01:59 AM
http://youtu.be/9NJj12tJzqc (http://youtu.be/9NJj12tJzqc)

Quote
Moonlight has a lonely, haunting glow befitting of its title. A triptych illustrating the tidal ebb and flow of identity, Jenkins’s film is awash in dreaminess, while still examining the life of one young man with piercing clarity. It’s a major achievement for second-time director Barry Jenkins, and a refreshing, exhilarating portrait of lives that are so rarely depicted on film.

We meet a boy called Little (heartbreaking Alex Hibbert), living in poor Miami. He’s harassed at school for something his peers see in him that Little doesn’t yet. While at home, he’s increasingly alienated from his mother, Paula (a vivid Naomie Harris), who is succumbing to drug addiction – and indeed, through her haze, she also sees that her boy is different. Little is a boy lost, swallowed up, receding into himself. He only opens up, barely, in the presence of Juan, a kind, sad-eyed, mid-level local drug dealer (the terrific Mahershala Ali), and Juan’s girlfriend Teresa (Janelle Monaë). It’s unclear what their motivations are, but they offer a vital haven for a boy who desperately needs it.

In this first segment of the film, we see the first glimmers of Little’s awareness – of himself, of the world – bloom into being. Jenkins gently, persuasively illustrates these first flashes of dawning realization: the pain and yearning of discovery, the glimpsing of a life’s narrative inexorably folding out before you as you begin stumbling into yourself. Even for those of us who have had far safer and more supportive circumstances than Little’s, these scenes feel startlingly true to the experience of discovering one’s identity – in slow and pained fits, in quick, angry starts.

The second section of the film – the quickest and angriest one – finds teenage Little (the marvelous, wounded Ashton Sanders), now going by his given name, Chiron, more directly grappling with that budding identity. Chiron is gay, or at least not entirely straight, and his classmates torment him. School is a hell, while Paula’s drug use has worsened into a chronic condition. Chiron still has the modest comfort of his semi-adoptive second family, but he’s swelling with the rage and desperation of adolescence, bombarded by the insistent looming of a bleak and seemingly hopeless future.

Here Jenkins strikes his most overtly dramatic chords, falling into a few too-convenient high school narrative clichés, but he still finds moments of dizzying beauty and feeling, particularly in a scene on a nighttime beach, where Chiron and a friendly, loquacious classmate, Kevin (Jharrel Jerome), have a charged, surprising romantic encounter. The scene is shot with a bracing, invigorating intimacy, Jenkins dexterously capturing the tentative trembling, longing, and scary sexiness of first physical contact. (The way he shoots the boys’ hands turns them into vessels of possibility and danger.) It's a commanding, film-defining scene, somehow understated and enormous.

This brief moment of connection sets the stage for the film’s third and most stunning chapter, gliding forward in time some ten years to when Chiron, now called Black (the tremendous Trevante Rhodes), has become his own hulking, haunted mid-level drug dealer in Atlanta. An unexpected phone call from the past sends Black back to Florida, to grapple with his mother and to revisit that moment on the beach with a now grown-up Kevin (André Holland, utterly magnetic).

Here, Moonlight takes on the quality of an Ian McEwan story, showing how a single moment of intimacy, however doomed or blissful, can come to shape an entire life. Jenkins deftly, insightfully meditates on the fraught intersection of black masculinity and homosexuality, while also giving his film the quiet murmur of something mythic and elemental. This third segment is among the strongest stretches of film I've seen in quite some time. It’s so carefully written, and prodigiously, fluidly acted by Rhodes and Holland, that it creates an almost unbearable air of presence and immediacy.

Jenkins has made a breathtaking film, one with political urgency and a deep, compassionate humanity. Moonlight is timely and timeless, a study in limits that casts its gaze up toward something transcendent.

– Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
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Post by: CADmonkey on January 05, 2017, 07:08:44 PM
So I was listening to an episode of WoD the Heck (guess which one) and I was reminded of another geek podcast which I have yet to mention here: Métis In Space (http://www.metisinspace.com/).

This is a podcast by two geeky Métis (http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/metis/) ladies who deconstruct sci-fi/fantasy/horror movies & tv shows featuring Indigenous Peoples from a decolonial perspective.  The podcast is currently on hiatus, and I don't know when or if it will return, but there are 30 episodes to listen to.  The bulk of each episode consists of the two of them commenting on a movie or tv show which they've just watched, with a critical view to indigenous representation & issues.  Métis In Space review shows & movies that they love as well as those that they hate, so I'd recommend starting with an episode about something they're fans of, like Star Trek: Star Trek: The Original Series “The Paradise Syndrome” (http://www.metisinspace.com/episodes/2016/4/2/mtis-in-space-ep6-star-trek-the-original-series-the-paradise-syndrome) or Star Trek: TNG "Journey's End" (http://www.metisinspace.com/episodes/2016/4/2/mtis-in-space-ep11-star-trek-tng-journeys-end) before moving on to stuff they hated, like Avatar.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: constructacon on January 21, 2017, 04:57:29 PM
this so needs to be a Base Raiders power

https://youtu.be/mYP-2UCS5nY
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 22, 2017, 01:38:48 AM
this so needs to be a Base Raiders power

https://youtu.be/mYP-2UCS5nY (https://youtu.be/mYP-2UCS5nY)

Actually I had a character with a narrator type power in this Don't Rest Your Head AP: http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2012/08/genre/horror/dont-rest-your-head-white-lightning-and-yellow-thunder/ (http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2012/08/genre/horror/dont-rest-your-head-white-lightning-and-yellow-thunder/)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on January 29, 2017, 05:10:36 PM
orbitaloperations.com/ (http://orbitaloperations.com/)

Warren Ellis' newsletter. It's fantastic for learning about interesting books and stuff. The most recent one has a list of his current podcast subscriptions. Good news if your into weird electronica.

Also games:

https://alexiskennedy.itch.io/cultist-simulator-prototype (https://alexiskennedy.itch.io/cultist-simulator-prototype)

http://versificator.net/detectiveland/ (http://versificator.net/detectiveland/) (Has background music be careful)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 08, 2017, 09:18:11 AM
www.dailydot.com/bazaar/scrivener-for-windows/?fb=dd&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Facebook_Ads&utm_campaign=Prospecting_DD_BoostedPost_Scrivener_2.1.17 (http://www.dailydot.com/bazaar/scrivener-for-windows/?fb=dd&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Facebook_Ads&utm_campaign=Prospecting_DD_BoostedPost_Scrivener_2.1.17)

Half off Scrivenrer
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on February 10, 2017, 06:48:28 PM
Scrivener is pretty useful!
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Alethea on February 10, 2017, 10:23:08 PM
I will second that – Scrivener is so useful
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on February 15, 2017, 12:20:39 AM
Some bloody genius on /qst/ (4chan's /tg/ quest thread forum) is running a Lego version of Constantine's Hellblazer as a Quest.

Behold

http://boards.4chan.org/qst/thread/1153912 (http://boards.4chan.org/qst/thread/1153912)

(http://i.imgur.com/EaJtUsP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8zqbHnU.jpg)

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In 1152, an alchemist named Abdul Abdulavichskison was said to have cut off his own hand and traded it to the world beyond. In exchange, he was given the power within his other hand to enscribe, in a tome bound in the flesh of infants which he called the Necrobibliograph, the names of the thousand horrors that waited beyond our paltry understanding of reality. When he was finished, the book would act as a doorway and the nightmares spilling out would mean the end of the human race.

Of course, that didn't matter to Abdulavichskison, who had gone bloody stark-raving loonie by that point.

....

On the case

(http://i.imgur.com/fFiWUjI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/e8kR8ua.jpg)

edit:

Lego Quest has a variety of story arcs.  Link to the past SEVEN years of it here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20quest (http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20quest)

Wiki: http://legoquest.wikia.com/wiki/Lego_Quest_Wiki (http://legoquest.wikia.com/wiki/Lego_Quest_Wiki)
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Post by: Zombieneighbours on February 15, 2017, 01:55:57 AM
I have heard much talk of Scrivenrer, but I am still not entirely sure what it does, or what the advantages of it are.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 15, 2017, 01:33:11 PM
It's like microsoft Word except you can have several different folders within the same file. Really useful when you have a project that has separate sections like chapters or having notes for later or what have you.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 18, 2017, 12:33:34 PM
The new Mutant: Year Zero book has robots in so now Aaron AND Tom will be happy.

Info is on the modiphius facebook page.
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Post by: Twisting H on February 18, 2017, 03:47:06 PM
I am pumped for the new Mutant: Year Zero book. 
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on February 18, 2017, 05:33:43 PM
We have one Genlab Alpha AP in the can and hopefully more to follow in the future.
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Post by: Twisting H on February 19, 2017, 07:18:39 PM
Very cool.

Oh man, all Delta Green fans out there have to jump on Dennis Detwiller's patreon for the RPPR crew's trek through the Impossible Landscapes adventure.   

Episode 5 is fantastic and well worth the wait.  I need to hear the conclusion and read the adventure now.  Man it's so good.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/impossible-5-8161119 (https://www.patreon.com/posts/impossible-5-8161119)
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Post by: Twisting H on February 20, 2017, 09:15:12 PM
The Black Monday Murders

(http://i.imgur.com/F2E57mm.png)

All Hail God Mammon

(http://i.imgur.com/Xten6ma.jpg)

Anyone interested in an occult take on international Finance mixed with plentiful and necessary ritual murder needs to check this out.

Similar to how From Hell weaved a supernatural mythology around the Ripper killings, The Black Monday Murders (all hail God Mammon) builds a daemonical backstory around the tragedies in the esoteric world of the Rothschilds, money and the Stock Market.

And it's host to a straight occult detective story to boot!

(http://i.imgur.com/OYK6zMG.png)

Have some quotes:

Grigoria Rothschild "... So... I understand you've become a teacher. I have to say I was suprised when I heard, but it seems to suit you. You look well."

Alexi "I admit. I like it more than I though I would."

GR "And how does this year's crop of future financial titans look?"

Alexi "Oh. Smart. They are smarter every year, it seems.  But they are, unfortunately, a flawed generation. Children of the summer, you seen.  They all believe money falls from the sky.  Not that it is pulled from the Earth.

But they will learn. They always do."

---

Viktor (to classroom of new financiers) "So. You want real advice?  Here it is.  The first million dollars you make is self-financed.  You earn it with your own blood.  The cost is your own health, your family, your friends. 

You pay, understand?

The most common mistake is believing that you can accrue even more by continuing this behavior.  You cannot.  If you're going to earn more...if you are going to earn real money-- accumulate real power-- then that is done on the backs of others. 

Call them workers, call them proles, even call them slaves.  I do not care. Just know, it is they who you will sacrifice for gain.

This sounds callous, I know. But you're going to learn very quickly how insignificant the rules you have lived by truly are.  What we do falls outside all societal norms... This is the older pact. Man's very first trade."

All Hail God Mammon

Image Comics:  https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-black-monday-murders-vol.-1-all-hail-god-mammon-tp (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-black-monday-murders-vol.-1-all-hail-god-mammon-tp)


(http://i.imgur.com/a2uhOTB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/z9mfofr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SVz8oxL.jpg)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on February 20, 2017, 09:48:51 PM
Since Ross has interests in the Inca and Aztecs, here's a story.

In 1519, Cortes came to Mexico.  It was estimated the native population was 25 million.  One hundred years later, only 1 million native peoples remained.  What follows next is CSI on a historical scale to answer the question, what pathogens caused the plagues in 1545 and 1576 that contributed to the Aztecs' decline?

Could it be an ancient form of Salmonella, brought from Europe to Mexico?

http://www.nature.com/news/collapse-of-aztec-society-linked-to-catastrophic-salmonella-outbreak-1.21485 (http://www.nature.com/news/collapse-of-aztec-society-linked-to-catastrophic-salmonella-outbreak-1.21485)

Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 21, 2017, 02:35:55 PM
@Twisting H: Hickman makes me glad I run a comic shop. I really need to read more of his backlog.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: clockworkjoe on February 21, 2017, 11:24:55 PM
Is that comic going to be an ongoing or does it have a set number of issues?
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 22, 2017, 08:11:49 AM
Google says ongoing. I want to read his post apocalyptic/ post utopia comic Frontier.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on February 22, 2017, 02:28:36 PM
@Twisting H: Hickman makes me glad I run a comic shop. I really need to read more of his backlog.


The stellar art of the demonic language/code drew me to the comic, but Hickman's excellent writing really sold the characters and the book.

I felt this would be a must read for any fans of Red Markets or occult detective tales.

Let us know how Frontier is.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 25, 2017, 05:47:50 PM
http://youdontmeetinaninn.libsyn.com/webpage?search=unknown+armies&Submit=Search+ (http://youdontmeetinaninn.libsyn.com/webpage?search=unknown+armies&Submit=Search+)

Only just started listening but It sounds like it has promise.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Twisting H on March 03, 2017, 04:20:19 PM
That's the only Unknown Armies podcast I am aware of.

If you find any more, please post them!
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: Adam_Autist on March 03, 2017, 04:36:19 PM
I know right? Hopefully we'll get some more after 3e comes out in print.

We got a copy of Black Monday Murders today. Looking forward to reading that.
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: trinite on March 06, 2017, 01:54:54 PM
BUY MY WIFE'S ALBUM!
https://oliviacordray.bandcamp.com/album/the-juniper-tree

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3590779397_16.jpg)
Title: Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
Post by: CADmonkey on March 12, 2017, 05:39:21 PM
This popped up on one of the Architectural blogs that I follow:

Take a Virtual "Fly-Through" of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon With This 3D Model (http://www.archdaily.com/867015/take-a-virtual-fly-through-of-the-star-wars-millennium-falcon-with-this-3d-model)

Pretty decent little Architectural walk-through tool, you can check the Falcon out in real time in plan, bird's-eye & walk-through modes, and it has a camera tool (which I didn't try).  Plus, it has "Customize" tools, which let me do this:

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/2176a3aae1969c139f2f64cfb63d960c/tumblr_inline_omq08khmWY1rpcmrl_1280.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/0dc062ff43d33c306fd4c742ac691b61/tumblr_inline_omq09mHSTP1rpcmrl_1280.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/86fa1a4e284dbdb328c7814e61f8ab2d/tumblr_inline_omq0betxq91rpcmrl_1280.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/fe0ff820fd7ab2f46d2d77021be71177/tumblr_inline_omq0c4zNTE1rpcmrl_1280.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/41531ce23e1218330ec6950874a4abde/tumblr_inline_omq0czEK8G1rpcmrl_1280.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/0a8ab717c522b13e33d488c227a003c1/tumblr_inline_omq0dt1nuL1rpcmrl_1280.jpg) (http://bryanharryrombough.tumblr.com/post/158324063653/take-a-virtual-fly-through-of-the-star-wars)

Whatta ya think?
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Post by: CADmonkey on April 03, 2017, 09:17:25 PM
http://youtu.be/TBdclCMyiAc (http://youtu.be/TBdclCMyiAc)

Quote
If John Ford’s acclaimed 1956 film The Searchers is a western, then it only makes sense to call this one a northern. Drawing loosely on the same story of a man in pursuit of kidnappers, Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) sets his story of vengeance in the frozen Far North.

The film gets off to a deliberately slow start, as Aulla (Jonah Qunaq) and his small band of malcontents are told to leave an Inuit gathering. The four men are looking for wives, and when they come upon a small family group they kidnap a woman (Jocelyne Immaroitok) and her daughter, and kill the others. When the woman’s husband, Kuanana (Benjamin Kunuk), and son return from a caribou hunt and see what has happened, they set off in pursuit on dogsleds.

As much ethnography as drama, Maliglutit – the title translates as ‘searchers’ – spends a good deal of time illustrating the customs and rhythms of the Inuit. We see them tending fire, preparing food, building shelters and managing their dogs. The timeframe is never specified, but a few lanterns, a spyglass and, crucially, a rifle with only a few bullets, place this story sometime after European contact. It might even be 1868, the same year that Ford’s film unspools, 4000 kilometres to the south.

Certainly there are parallels in the cinematography, including one shot of ice-covered rocks that looks like Arizona’s Monument Valley if it were given a liberal coat of vanilla frosting. Kunuk also delivers a powerful mix of close-ups and wide shots, the latter sometimes so vast that the human figures in them are reduced to mere specks in an otherwise tranquil and indifferent landscape.

But this is not a remake. Where Ford’s film examined tensions between the First Nations and European settlers, Kunuk’s is strictly about the Inuit – though like all good stories, it is instantly relatable to viewers of any ethnicity. Kuanana receives a loon totem that he hopes will help guide him to the kidnappers, and the ghostly call of the bird mixes with a sparse, spooky score that sometimes includes human voices, as if spirits were howling or panting along with the music.

The effect is dreamlike, with long stretches of gorgeous northern tundra interrupted by bursts of action. Kunuk has created another timeless fable of the Far North; a simple struggle played out on a vast canvas.

Chris Knight, The National Post
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Post by: Adam_Autist on April 04, 2017, 06:06:15 PM
site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/cthulhu-city/ (http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/cthulhu-city/)

Cthulhu City: a new setting for Trail of Cthulhu
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Post by: CADmonkey on April 04, 2017, 09:13:47 PM
http://youtu.be/rNUYdgIyaPM (http://youtu.be/rNUYdgIyaPM)

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Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro has a ‘written by James Baldwin’ credit in its opening sequence. At first this seems like a polite tip of the hat to the author, essayist and public intellectual who died nearly 30 years ago. Soon we realize this is an accurate statement of fact. Each line of the narration that permeates the film is taken directly from one of Baldwin’s texts or letters. His words dominate the archival clips as well.

It in no way diminishes Peck’s work as a filmmaker to suggest that Baldwin’s ideas and personality are the author of this movie. It is a striking work of storytelling. By assembling the scattered images and historical clips suggested by Baldwin’s writing, I Am Not Your Negro is a cinematic séance, and one of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made.

During the final years of his life, Baldwin was researching a book he planned to call Remember This House. It would profile three assassinated civil rights leaders: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. He intended it to be a personal work, as he knew each of these men, and telling their stories would likely be a springboard to tell his own story at a more advanced age. Beginning with Baldwin’s pitch to his agent, we link to touch points with the slain men, hopping through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s personal essays with his public statements.

Peck occasionally takes advantage of some of Baldwin’s more prophetic passages to flash-forward through time. Images from Ferguson, the Obama inauguration and the dross of daytime tv aren’t make us realize the timelessness of his greater arguments. Baldwin did much of his best writing about America while living as an expatriate, and this outsider’s perspective (shared by Peck, who is from Haiti) brings with it a tremendous amount of clarity. I Am Not Your Negro’s specifics are only intermittent, like reporting on different reactions between white and black audiences during Sidney Poitier films. By and large this film concerns itself with the greater philosophy of why groups in power behave the way they do. This might be the only movie about race relations I’ve ever seen that adequately explains – with sympathy – the root causes of a complacent white American mindset. And it took a black writer and director to do it.

The narration is done by Samuel L Jackson, and it’s one of the best things he’s done in years, a true performance. We live at a time when almost every notable person from the 20th century has a documentary about them streaming somewhere. That’s all well and good if they are about someone whose work you fancy. I Am Not Your Negroisn’t a special interest title, it is a film.

Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian
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Post by: CADmonkey on April 09, 2017, 10:51:04 AM
http://youtu.be/6l7clpuHOSU (http://youtu.be/6l7clpuHOSU)

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The story of one of German history’s almost forgotten figures is told in a rousing new film from Oliver Hirschbiegel, the director of Downfall. Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) was a carpenter who, in 1939, came within minutes of killing Adolf Hitler with a home-made bomb. The bomb went off after Hitler left a hall. Several bystanders were killed in the blast.

Hirschbiegel and his screenwriters have come up with an ingenious narrative structure. The bomb blast comes at the beginning of the film; then, Elser is interrogated and tortured, and we are whisked back to when and why he built his bomb as he recounts the tale under extreme duress.

The film plays like a rustic folk tale. Elser is portrayed by Friedel as a strong-willed, good-natured country carpenter, appalled by the Nazi intimidation that reaches into his corner of Swabian Germany. He is having an affair with a married woman (Katharina Schüttler), whose boorish husband’s behaviour encapsulates the vindictiveness of the National Socialists. Some of the torture scenes are very uncomfortable to watch, but Elser remains defiant in the face of extreme suffering

Elser’s story isn’t especially well known outside Germany but many set-pieces – the bombing, the village feasts, the grim sequences of Nazis humiliating townsfolk – seem familiar from newsreels and war movies. The film boasts handsome production values and is as intricately put together as the device Elser so painstakingly assembles.

Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
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Post by: Adam_Autist on April 20, 2017, 06:56:12 PM
So... Posthuman just announced Eclipse Phase 2nd Edition.
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Post by: Twisting H on April 21, 2017, 01:46:50 AM
Osprey has a new post-apocalyptic miniature skirmish game out today called Scrappers

https://ospreypublishing.com/scrappers (https://ospreypublishing.com/scrappers)

(http://i.imgur.com/PwHS8xX.jpg)

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Back Cover Text

More than 150 years have passed since the apocalypse that nearly destroyed the Earth. Today, the planet is a torn remnant of its former glory, ravaged by nuclear fallout and mutagens. New lifeforms - Mutants and Synthetics - challenge True Humanity for dominance, while warring factions compete for survival and supremacy, and all must carve out their place in this brutal landscape, or else perish as billions before them. Scrappers is skirmish miniatures game set in the wastelands, where players assemble Scrapper Crews and send them out to scavenge scraps of Ancient technology and battle rival factions. Explorers, cultists and raiders clash with mutated creatures, robotic soldiers and embittered True Humans in this wargame of salvage and survival in the ruins of the future.

(http://i.imgur.com/N1HFvtf.jpg)

$30 for the hardcover book ($18 for the epubs) but you can use any miniatures in their system.

Here is how to make a Warband from a reviewer

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.se/2017/02/scrappers-review.html (http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.se/2017/02/scrappers-review.html)

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Building warbands

Should you stick to the setting of the game, you are presented with a couple of choices for your warband. There are seven factions in the world to pick for your warband, each faction can pick from/or is restricted to one, two or three of the existing life form types, True Human/Mutant/Synthetic.

For instance, the faction called "The Purge" can only have members that are true humans, the "Gamma lords" is a faction purely made up of mutants, while factions like the Ectopians, Architects and Freelancers can mix life forms from of all types in their warband. Each life form type has its own list of traits that make up the basic special rules of a character.

True humans have evolved to be much smarter and have survival instincts, they can re-roll failed gear checks and are harder to kill.

Mutant life forms can re-roll dice on the trauma table after each game if they have been wounded, they ignore some radiation and the mutants are divided into 3 sub-categories providing extra bonuses depending on which type of mutant you create.

Synthetic life forms are immune to gas and poison, can ignore target priority restrictions and also have 3 sub-categories of troops that all have their own bonuses such as being able to carry more weight.

Before you can start playing you have to build your warband. You pick a faction to your liking that comes with its limitations regarding what kind of characters/lifeforms you can recruit. You get your base traits depending on the lifeforms you have recruited. Then you have to give your characters stats which are divided into Combat, Command and Constitution. You can also buy extra traits for your troops, and these are divided into generic and lifeform dependant, there are quite a bunch of traits to pick from for each lifeform type so you can tailor your gang to your liking. There are also a handful of faction specific traits exclusive to the faction you are playing.

(http://i.imgur.com/DpHVeri.jpg)

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Post by: Twisting H on June 16, 2017, 12:22:49 AM
From Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Lovecraft/comments/6hfmrh/lovecraft_manga_adaptation_by_gou_tanabe/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Lovecraft/comments/6hfmrh/lovecraft_manga_adaptation_by_gou_tanabe/)

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Gou Tanabe has been putting some Lovecraft stories to Manga form for the past few years, he's got a collection coming out in July in English containing The Hound, The Temple, and The Nameless City. He's also done The Outsider, Haunter in the Dark, and The Color out of Space, and he's currently doing Into the Mountains of Madness. So far there isn't any word on whether we'll see those translated to English. I've put some of the images from the manga into an album below.

http://imgur.com/a/LsQCd (http://imgur.com/a/LsQCd)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on June 16, 2017, 03:19:57 AM
From Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Lovecraft/comments/6hfmrh/lovecraft_manga_adaptation_by_gou_tanabe/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Lovecraft/comments/6hfmrh/lovecraft_manga_adaptation_by_gou_tanabe/)

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Gou Tanabe has been putting some Lovecraft stories to Manga form for the past few years, he's got a collection coming out in July in English containing The Hound, The Temple, and The Nameless City. He's also done The Outsider, Haunter in the Dark, and The Color out of Space, and he's currently doing Into the Mountains of Madness. So far there isn't any word on whether we'll see those translated to English. I've put some of the images from the manga into an album below.

http://imgur.com/a/LsQCd (http://imgur.com/a/LsQCd)

holy shit that's awesome
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Post by: CADmonkey on June 19, 2017, 08:02:02 PM
Ana Lily Amirpour's second feature is in theatres, I cannot wait:

http://youtu.be/8kNxJVZRSts (http://youtu.be/8kNxJVZRSts)
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In a dystopian future United States, a young girl (Suki Waterhouse) condemned to wander a desert wasteland is captured by a community of cannibals. Managing to escape, the girl later encounters and befriends one of her former captors (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones) — but will the two of them be able to avoid getting slaughtered in this world where savagery is central to survival? Ana Lily Amirpour's highly anticipated follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night uses genre conventions as a springboard for high style and social commentary.
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Post by: trinite on June 19, 2017, 10:32:00 PM
From Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Lovecraft/comments/6hfmrh/lovecraft_manga_adaptation_by_gou_tanabe/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Lovecraft/comments/6hfmrh/lovecraft_manga_adaptation_by_gou_tanabe/)

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Gou Tanabe has been putting some Lovecraft stories to Manga form for the past few years, he's got a collection coming out in July in English containing The Hound, The Temple, and The Nameless City. He's also done The Outsider, Haunter in the Dark, and The Color out of Space, and he's currently doing Into the Mountains of Madness. So far there isn't any word on whether we'll see those translated to English. I've put some of the images from the manga into an album below.

Wow, those are friggin' great!
http://imgur.com/a/LsQCd (http://imgur.com/a/LsQCd)
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Post by: Twisting H on June 21, 2017, 05:40:06 PM
Yellow King RPG kickstarted by Pelgrane Press NOW

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1721105501/the-yellow-king-roleplaying-game-from-robin-d-laws?ref=nav_search (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1721105501/the-yellow-king-roleplaying-game-from-robin-d-laws?ref=nav_search)

http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/announcing-the-yellow-king-rpg/ (http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/announcing-the-yellow-king-rpg/)

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Written and designed by GUMSHOE master Robin D. Laws, YKRPG takes you on a brain-bending spiral through multiple selves and timelines.

Inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ influential cycle of short stories, it pits the characters against the reality-altering horror of The King in Yellow. This suppressed play, once read, invites madness or a visit from its titular character, an alien ruler intent on invading and remolding our world into a colony of their planet, Carcosa.

Four books, served up together in a beautiful slipcase, confront your players with an epic journey into reality horror:

Belle Epoque Paris, where a printed version of the dread play is first published. Players portray American art students in its absinthe-soaked world, navigating the Parisian demimonde and investigating mysteries involving gargoyles, vampires, and decadent alien royalty.

The Wars, an alternate reality in which the players take on the role of soldiers bogged down in the great European conflict of 1947. While trying to stay alive on an eerie, shifting battlefield, they investigate supernatural mysteries generated by the occult machinations of the Yellow King and his rebellious daughters.

Aftermath, set later in the same reality, in 2017 North America. A bloody insurrection has toppled a dictatorial regime loyal to Carcosa. Players become former partisans adjusting to ordinary life, trying to build a just society from the ashes of civil war. But not all of the monsters have been thoroughly banished—and like it or not, they’re the ones with the skills to hunt them and finish them off.

This is Normal Now. In the 2017 we know, albeit one subtly permeated by supernatural beings and maddening reality shifts, ordinary people band together, slowly realizing that they are the key to ending a menace spanning eras and realities.
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Post by: CADmonkey on June 23, 2017, 04:55:35 PM
In The Mixed Six, Caleb was talking about earnest outsider art versus campy, ironic works and I remembered this:

http://youtu.be/Q2E64tVgaFA (http://youtu.be/Q2E64tVgaFA)

The actor John Lurie made a 6-episode fishing show with Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe & Dennis Hopper as guests.  It's absurd, ironic, winking at the camera, but I love it.  Tom Waits dropping a fish down his pants is one of the highlights of the show.  In the DVD liner notes Lurie claims that the entire show was a tax dodge, and maybe it was?  Thought it seems hard to believe you could recoup the cost of filming in locations like Jamaica, Costa Rica and Thailand solely through the use of tax shelters.
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Post by: Gorkamorka on June 24, 2017, 03:52:53 AM
...Jamaica, Costa Rica and Thailand solely through the use of tax shelters.
 

"Hey guys lets go on holiday to Jamaica, Costa Rica and Thailand and then write it of as a loss and get lower taxes as a result"
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Post by: Twisting H on June 26, 2017, 04:35:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Vx3nm6L.jpg)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on June 29, 2017, 08:27:04 PM
This podcast reviews bad books and makes fun of them. I enjoyed this episode about God's Debris, a book by Scott Adams http://www.idontevenownatelevision.com/2017/05/29/082-gods-debris-w-lauren-oneal/ (http://www.idontevenownatelevision.com/2017/05/29/082-gods-debris-w-lauren-oneal/)

I bookmarked some of those fishing shows. Look pretty entertaining.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on June 30, 2017, 07:51:59 AM
Reminds me of a podcast I keep meaning to get into called Your Book is Why Daddy Drinks (or something like that)

www.whydaddydrinks.net/ (http://www.whydaddydrinks.net/)
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Post by: CADmonkey on June 30, 2017, 07:23:36 PM
Wanted to share with you folks some photos from my trip to the Diefenbunker: A Day at the Bunker (https://www.flickr.com/gp/38593597@N05/66QK71)

The Diefenbunker was an “Emergency Government Headquarters” bunker built upwind of Ottawa in 1959, to house the upper echelons of Canada’s civilian government & military for 30 days in case of a nuclear war.  The bunker was nicknamed “The Diefenbunker” after the Prime Minister who commissioned it, John Diefenbaker, by the press as a joke.  It's existence was supposed to be secret, but the press found out about it before construction was completed.  The Canadian military, afraid of provoking suspicion, did not restrict the airspace over the construction site, and a reporter simply rented a plane and took aerial photos of the bunker under construction.  Diefenbaker never actually visited the bunker, and swore he would never use it after finding out that his family would not be allowed to join him in the event a nuclear war actually occurred. Subsequently, in every nuclear wargame scenario played out by the Canadian military, Diefenbaker refused to go to the bunker and died with his family in Ottawa each time!  Only one Canadian PM ever actually visited the Diefenbunker:  Pierre Elliott Trudeau spent a day touring the bunker shortly before cutting their operating budget in half.  The Diefenbunker was finally decommissioned in 1994, and has now been turned into a museum (http://diefenbunker.ca/).

My photo album is too big to share here (link above), but here's a few highlights:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4169/34810342993_7f7e7cd200_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V357ct)
Diefenbunker Entrance (https://flic.kr/p/V357ct) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4287/35232261790_6c65dd63db_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VFmxXu)
Welcome to CFB Carp (https://flic.kr/p/VFmxXu) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4125/34777668284_92aef39c60_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UZbD9q)
In the Blast Tunnel (https://flic.kr/p/UZbD9q) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4095/34810323983_df6a36bf20_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V351xH)
Lounge (https://flic.kr/p/V351xH) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4213/35450919862_a8dda2e617_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W1Feof)
Cafeteria (https://flic.kr/p/W1Feof) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4052/35232476050_a9cbc9a7a2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VFnDDC)
War Cabinet (https://flic.kr/p/VFnDDC) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4287/35232453510_3ef6f132e3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VFnwX1)
Emergency Prepardness Canada (https://flic.kr/p/VFnwX1) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4282/35232438340_47b02ba8a7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VFnsrs)
Emergency Prepardness Canada (https://flic.kr/p/VFnsrs) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4097/35488621561_c63708a6d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W51sMx)
Exit Through Blast Tunnel (https://flic.kr/p/W51sMx) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4189/35488609111_f077af9f57_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W51p5T)
Gone With the Blastwave (https://flic.kr/p/W51p5T) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4267/35579492376_2284e2918d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wd3cvJ)
Diefenbunker Loot (https://flic.kr/p/Wd3cvJ) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

And of course, there's plenty of photos of corridors:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/35579575976_d5e58052af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wd3Cn7)
Corridor (https://flic.kr/p/Wd3Cn7) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr
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Post by: clockworkjoe on July 02, 2017, 01:51:38 AM
damn those are good photos. Dig the lounge pic especially. Does the book have good maps/floor plans?
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 02, 2017, 03:48:19 PM
damn those are good photos. Dig the lounge pic especially. Does the book have good maps/floor plans?

It does have floor plans, but they're basically these, scanned & cleaned up a little:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4078/35579570036_b9cda95604_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wd3AAG)
Floor Plan (https://flic.kr/p/Wd3AAG) by Bryan Rombough (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/), on Flickr

And they're also not complete.  There's a vault that was to house Canada's gold reserves which is accessible by a tunnel at the lowest level which isn't shown on the plans (though it is part of the tour).  The plans also don't show the blast tunnel itself, and there's a vehicle garage with an entrance to the northwest of the blast tunnel entrance which may or may not be accessible from inside the bunker, but the access lane & garage doors still seem to be there.

It's possible that the original Architectural/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical drawings are stored in the National Archives, which is a ten minute walk from work.  I might try to check that out sometime.
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 05, 2017, 08:23:09 PM
Don't usually share mecha stuff here (that's what social media is for) but I thought in this case I'd make an exception.  I give you:

Maschinen Krieger Adventure Time (http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=38357&ml_lang=ja)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/38357.jpg)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/38357-2.jpg)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/38357-3.jpg)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/38357-4.jpg)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/38357-5.jpg)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/38357-6.jpg)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/38357-7.jpg)
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Post by: Flawless P on July 07, 2017, 08:18:40 PM
http://everynoise.com/engenremap.html (http://everynoise.com/engenremap.html)

Bonus points if you can find Vaporwave without the Find function.
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 15, 2017, 06:13:54 PM
Neill Blomkamp's latest short:

http://youtu.be/pKWB-MVJ4sQ (http://youtu.be/pKWB-MVJ4sQ)

Filmed in the Diefenbunker.  Some of the locations from Zygote are in my photos just a few posts back, recognize any of them?
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Post by: clockworkjoe on July 15, 2017, 11:29:16 PM
Need to figure out how to make 2d images from 3d models so I can make a fan scenario of Zygote.
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Post by: CADmonkey on July 28, 2017, 04:01:41 PM
Need to figure out how to make 2d images from 3d models so I can make a fan scenario of Zygote.
Well first you get yourself a copy of 3D Studio...

Looking at renderings & screencaps (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/vrGVx) of the creature on Ian Spriggs' ArtStation page, I'm reminded of a D&D edition wars argument about hit points & healing.  If you take the meat points* argument seriously, then the zygote is what I think a high-level PC in D&D would look like.  I've argued (on other forums) that if hit points = meat points, then when PCs in D&D level up and get more hp, they must grow more meat.  If loosing 1d8 hp always means gross physical damage like loosing an arm or having your liver perforated, then high-level PCs must look like hideous monsters made of redundant limbs and organs.  ;)

*a derogatory name for the argument that hit points = raw physical damage and nothing else, which is mostly used as a rhetorical club to bash non-magical healing in D&D 4e
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Post by: CADmonkey on August 30, 2017, 07:55:46 PM
Just found out that Osprey will be publishing a "post-apocalyptic vehicular combat" game in November called Gaslands.

https://ospreypublishing.com/gaslands (https://ospreypublishing.com/gaslands)

(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic3588036_lg.jpg)

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Shoot, ram, skid and loot your way through the ruins of civilisation with Gaslands, a tabletop wargame of car-on-car destruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players control small fleets of armed vehicles in battles for resources, dominance and survival. With rules for multiple vehicle types (from motorbikes to big rigs), varied special weapons and accessories (including oil slicks, caltrops and nitro boosters), and a host of options for scenarios, environmental conditions, crew and campaigns, players can tailor games to match their own visions for an anarchic future.

Looks like it's a Car Wars style game (but not as complex!) played with converted hotwheels/matchbox cars on tabletop.  Here's some photos from a game the author ran at Salute 2017:

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/34ac657dd72d0906b4fbee9941e4ccd5/tumblr_ooylh5QXIG1t0fm94o3_540.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/9d97139fd78225a19661646f4103c0f1/tumblr_ooylh5QXIG1t0fm94o4_640.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/9c4b2bdd5823daaa3312871c07a21ce5/tumblr_ooylh5QXIG1t0fm94o5_640.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/b6fb5b72d88a786f93ac1283248b1d90/tumblr_ooylh5QXIG1t0fm94o9_640.jpg)

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/2d0508a40487fbd9c821d7cf1c0166d9/tumblr_ooylh5QXIG1t0fm94o10_640.jpg) (http://crikeymiles.tumblr.com/post/159971338110/gaslands-at-salute-2017)

Skimming through the design blog (http://gaslands.com/blog/), it looks like the game will have a vehicle design system, factions & a campaign system.  And skimming through the Gaslands twitter feed (https://twitter.com/gaslands_game), it looks like the game will use X-Wing style movement templates:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4koGBUWEAA0IrW.jpg:small)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwNg7qaWYAUW97h.jpg:small)

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As one of those folks that tried and failed to wrap my head around Car Wars back in the 80's, I'm hopeful this might be a slightly more playable game.
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Post by: Twisting H on August 31, 2017, 10:03:16 PM
This looks really cool.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on September 01, 2017, 01:58:14 AM
yeah I have 2 of Osprey's other war games, the hong kong one and Dracula's America. Both look very cool. Need some time to learn the rules though.
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Post by: CADmonkey on September 01, 2017, 04:56:14 PM
This looks really cool.

Yeah, and when you look around tumblrs & blogs, there's some gorgeous converted toy cars out there.  Way too many images to post, but here's a few links:

http://crikeymiles.tumblr.com/tagged/gaslands (http://crikeymiles.tumblr.com/tagged/gaslands)

http://fightingfantasist.tumblr.com/tagged/dark-future (http://fightingfantasist.tumblr.com/tagged/dark-future)

http://axlesalloys2.blogspot.ca/2010/03/i-hate-deadlines.html (http://axlesalloys2.blogspot.ca/2010/03/i-hate-deadlines.html)

http://axlesalloys2.blogspot.ca/2010/03/vroom-vroom-bang-bang-x10.html (http://axlesalloys2.blogspot.ca/2010/03/vroom-vroom-bang-bang-x10.html)

http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.ca/search/label/Battle%20Cars (http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.ca/search/label/Battle%20Cars)

yeah I have 2 of Osprey's other war games, the hong kong one and Dracula's America. Both look very cool. Need some time to learn the rules though.

There's a local miniature wargames club that runs Frostgrave & other Osprey games at a local convention every year.  I played in a game of Ronin one year, and that was quite fun.  And I think some of them are playing A Fistful of Kung Fu and Rogue Stars.  I really should drop into one of their meetings and think about joining.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on September 01, 2017, 06:14:36 PM
oh yeah the car wargame looks cool - but I want to learn the other 2 skirmish games first.
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Post by: CADmonkey on September 01, 2017, 06:21:19 PM
oh yeah the car wargame looks cool - but I want to learn the other 2 skirmish games first.
And I wasn't making an editorial comment, just editing my post after messing it up.
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Post by: CADmonkey on September 02, 2017, 11:59:27 AM
And in addition, I just discovered a "post apoc game cars" facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318623315005784/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/318623315005784/)
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Post by: Twisting H on September 03, 2017, 06:09:40 PM
True Detective Season 3 will be set in the Ozarks.

http://nerdist.com/true-detective-season-3-brings-mahershala-ali-and-green-rooms-director-to-the-ozarks/ (http://nerdist.com/true-detective-season-3-brings-mahershala-ali-and-green-rooms-director-to-the-ozarks/)

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After a two-year hiatus, True Detective is officially coming back for a third season with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali returning to television for the leading role. Ali had previously committed to the show earlier this summer, but HBO’s pickup was contingent upon finding a new director for season three. As it turns out, there will be two directors this season: Green Room helmer Jeremy Saulnier and True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, who will be making his directorial debut.

According to Deadline, the third season storyline will be set in the Ozarks, where “a macabre crime” sets in motion a mystery that will play out over several decades and in three different time periods. Ali’s character will be Wayne Hays, a state police detective in Arkansas. While Hays’ story will be the focus, the multiple time periods suggest that at least two other leading roles will be cast in the series.

Pizzolatto wrote nearly every episode of True Detective season three by himself, with the exception of the fourth episode, which he co-wrote with Deadwood creator David Milch. Deadline is reporting that the new season is still being written and the final episode count has not been locked down. However, since both previous seasons were eight episodes each, it seems likely that the third season will have at least as many episodes as its predecessors.

The first season of True Detective was a smash hit that won critical acclaim and Emmy nominations for  Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, while elevating the career of director Cary Joji Fukunaga. The second season, which starred Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn, never quite managed to recapture the alchemy of the previous season. But with an exciting star in place with Ali and the inventive eye of Saulnier, we’re excited to see if the series can once again live up to its stellar first season.

What do you want to see from True Detective season three? Share your thoughts in the comment section below before the Yellow King arrives!
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Post by: Teapot on September 05, 2017, 10:45:27 AM
So over on youtube there's a channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFipeZtQM5CKUjx6grh54g (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFipeZtQM5CKUjx6grh54g) Science and Futurism with Issac Arthur. It's really god, talks about a lot of things that relate to Eclipse Phase and just cool futurism ideas. He also does a podcast version.
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Post by: Twisting H on September 10, 2017, 08:57:48 PM
Cthulhu City is out!

(https://i.imgur.com/fjcKpXM.png)

http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/cthulhu-city/ (http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/cthulhu-city/)

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Enter a place born from all of Lovecraft’s creations, and governed by servitors of the Old Ones.­­
 
Great Arkham – the Cthulhu City.
There is – by certain unreliable and maddening accounts, and now by your own dreadful experience – a city on the eastern seaboard of the United States, in northern Massachusetts. You do not recall seeing it on maps when you were growing up, and no-one of your acquaintance ever admitted coming from that place until you found yourself living within its eerie confines. It is a city of windowless cyclopean skyscrapers, of crumbling baroque buildings and ruins that must, impossibly, predate human habitation in this part of the world. At times, you can see remnants of familiar small towns which have grown together into this monstrous conurbation – Dunwich in the west, beyond Sentinel Hill; quaint Kingsport, by the sea; industrial Innsmouth, the engine of trade and commerce; and the city’s heart, Old Arkham.
You know that this city is monstrous.
You know that the city government are in the thrall of – or in league with – alien horrors.
You know better than to go out at night, when the clouds roll in from the sea and shapes move in the sky. You know there are occasional, unpredictable streets that come and go according to some unearthly schedule, that strange black ships dock at Innsmouth to trade with the squat, ugly denizens of that neighbourhood. You know, too, that not all of your neighbours are sane – or human.
But you’re trapped. There’s no way to escape the city.
Because the city is the world.

It is $34.95

Hey Bill are you planning to run a Cthulhu City campaign for RPPR Tabletop Tales?  Please say yes.
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Post by: Twisting H on September 10, 2017, 09:14:44 PM
yeah I have 2 of Osprey's other war games, the hong kong one and Dracula's America. Both look very cool. Need some time to learn the rules though.

Looking forwards to your review or campaign of Dracula's America. 

Usually I get my wargaming news/fix from Guerrilla Miniature Games

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbO4Vs1vlAA9hz7Ad7IMgug/videos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbO4Vs1vlAA9hz7Ad7IMgug/videos)

They often cover Osprey wargames like Rogue Stars, Frostgrave and other indy titles.

Rogue Stars series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7F_veyJvJw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7F_veyJvJw)
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Post by: CADmonkey on September 12, 2017, 08:02:43 AM
Usually I get my wargaming news/fix from Guerrilla Miniature Games

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbO4Vs1vlAA9hz7Ad7IMgug/videos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbO4Vs1vlAA9hz7Ad7IMgug/videos)

They often cover Osprey wargames like Rogue Stars, Frostgrave and other indy titles.

Rogue Stars series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7F_veyJvJw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7F_veyJvJw)

I've watched some of their Rogue Stars battle reports, it's on my list of Osprey games I want to try (it was also written by the author of Fistful of Kung Fu).

I get a lot of my wargaming news from Tabletop Gaming News (http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/), they cover wargames, board games & card games, basically everything tabletop except for rpgs (though there's the occasional bit of rpg news too).  The FLGS downtown also carries Wargames Illustrated (https://www.wargamesillustrated.net/), one of the few traditional miniatures wargaming print magazines still around.
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Post by: CADmonkey on September 15, 2017, 05:58:24 PM
So I was listening to an episode of WoD the Heck (guess which one) and I was reminded of another geek podcast which I have yet to mention here: Métis In Space (http://www.metisinspace.com/).

This is a podcast by two geeky Métis (http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/metis/) ladies who deconstruct sci-fi/fantasy/horror movies & tv shows featuring Indigenous Peoples from a decolonial perspective.  The podcast is currently on hiatus, and I don't know when or if it will return, but there are 30 episodes to listen to.  The bulk of each episode consists of the two of them commenting on a movie or tv show which they've just watched, with a critical view to indigenous representation & issues.  Métis In Space review shows & movies that they love as well as those that they hate, so I'd recommend starting with an episode about something they're fans of, like Star Trek: Star Trek: The Original Series “The Paradise Syndrome” (http://www.metisinspace.com/episodes/2016/4/2/mtis-in-space-ep6-star-trek-the-original-series-the-paradise-syndrome) or Star Trek: TNG "Journey's End" (http://www.metisinspace.com/episodes/2016/4/2/mtis-in-space-ep11-star-trek-tng-journeys-end) before moving on to stuff they hated, like Avatar.
Hey, new season!

Métis in Space Season 4 Episode 1 Apocalypto (https://soundcloud.com/m-tis-in-space/metis-in-space-season-4-episode-1-apocalypto)
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Post by: CADmonkey on September 24, 2017, 07:33:35 PM
yeah I have 2 of Osprey's other war games, the hong kong one and Dracula's America. Both look very cool. Need some time to learn the rules though.
And the September issue of Wargames Illustrated has an article about Dracula's America.  I noticed that the dice rolling system makes the chance of exploding successes higher the lower a character's skill, I wonder if that's on purpose?

They also had another article about another car combat game: Mad Maximillian, set in an alternate history 1930's using 28mm vehicle minis.

And in other news: 'It' Producer to Adapt Sci-Fi Epic 'Ma.K' for Warner Bros. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/mak-movie-it-producer-adapt-sci-fi-epic-warner-bros-1041130)
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Roy Lee has teamed with Scott Bernstein to adapt the Japanese property for the big screen.

Fresh from the record-breaking box-office haul of horror-thriller It, producer Roy Lee is now setting his sights on giant robots and two-legged tanks.

Lee has teamed with Scott Bernstein, the Universal executive turned producer, and Warner Bros., which released It, to adapt Ma.K, an epic sci-fi property out of Japan.

Originating in the early 1980s in Hobby Japan magazine, Ma.K was a monthly comic that also tied into customizable model kits. It was created by artist and sculptor Kow Yokoyama, who worked with the magazine's editors to create an expansive universe inspired by Star Wars, Blade Runner and World Wars I and II. The combination of manga and models took off, gaining a worldwide cult following over time.

The story is set far, far into the future after a nuclear war caused survivors to flee Earth. When the planet is habitable once again, new colonies are set up, but it's not long before a battle over resources begins. When one side wants to make Earth independent, a new revolutionary war begins, this time with mechanized armor and robots.

"Kow is a world creator in the truest sense, and this project finally gives Ma.K a global audience who will experience this epic and rich sci-fi property as fans have for the last 35 years," says Kevin Munroe (TMNT), who will executive produce with Yokoyama, Rick Privman and Yumiko Miyano.
Surprised this slipped under the radar of the After Hours crew in the "Pitching Netflix" episode. ;)

I've never actually seen the original Maschinen Krieger comic, apparently it consisted of photographs of scratch-built dioramas with captions, but I have seen plenty of the models though, gorgeous mechanical designs.

What I gather of the story is that it's a sort of alternate WWI/WWII where the "Not-Germans" aren't nazis, so you can build your models of blonde-haired, blue-eyed, forage-cap wearing, panzerfaust-armed soldiers without any guilt!  No idea how this IP is going to be adapted to the screen though.  Maybe Warner was looking for something after Disney acquired Star Wars?
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Post by: CADmonkey on October 15, 2017, 05:23:09 PM
Harry Dean Stanton's final role:

http://youtu.be/2KLLkj84GAo (http://youtu.be/2KLLkj84GAo)
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LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut, "Lucky", is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.
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Post by: CADmonkey on December 07, 2017, 06:21:52 PM
Blade of the Immortal, live action:

http://youtu.be/exLJtcfxKHg (http://youtu.be/exLJtcfxKHg)

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Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, he knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change him in ways he could never imagine. Based on the acclaimed Eisner Award winning comic book series from Hiroaki Samura, and the 100th film by legendary master director Takashi Miike!
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Post by: Adam_Autist on December 12, 2017, 07:13:24 PM
That reminds me that I need to read more of the manga. Also it looks great.
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Post by: CADmonkey on January 28, 2018, 01:26:32 PM
Saw a couple of movies last night.  First was the premiere of a campy, local, independent comedy:

http://youtu.be/6SgRxBJRXLA (http://youtu.be/6SgRxBJRXLA)
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Phil Caracas (Harry Knuckles, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter) stars in a modern day slacker odyssey.

Stan (Phil Caracas) is a bumbling slacker who, despite approaching middle age, continues to be a popular party animal with no apparent responsibilities. His next-door neighbour (Gabriela Svoboda) loses her dog and the hapless Stan suddenly has purpose in his life. Find the missing pooch! His mission becomes an existential journey into the self and the dangerous world around him. His investigations uncover a labyrinth of conspiracies and skullduggery that blow his mind and will most certainly blow yours. Be prepared for the wild ride that is Hot Knives!

The other, a new restoration of the classic of Turkish cinema:

http://youtu.be/JmhAw833KY4 (http://youtu.be/JmhAw833KY4)
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They took his money. They took his family. And now, they've taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cuneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It's CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets The Three Stooges meets DOLEMITE with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle.
AKA: Lionman.  As usual for special screenings, a member of the theatre staff got onstage to introduce the movie beforehand. He informed us that in addition to being made from the only surviving 35mm print, the digital tranfer we were about to watch apparently had an additonal 25 minutes of film which had been cut from the original theatrical release.  He didn't know which 25 minutes had been restored, but having now seen it, I'm willing to bet it was 25 minutes of fight scenes!  The majority of the screen time of this movie seems to be insane, highly acrobatic fight scenes!
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Post by: clockworkjoe on January 28, 2018, 11:34:12 PM
Hot Knives looks kind of eh, but Sword and the Claw looks legit amazing.
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Post by: CADmonkey on January 29, 2018, 08:02:23 AM
Hot Knives looks kind of eh,
Yeah, it's basically a bunch of drunk/stoner sketches with an afterthought of a plot*.  The viewing experience was probably improved by the alcohol being served at the candy bar.

but Sword and the Claw looks legit amazing.
It is, I highly recommend it.  This was the first time in months I've gotten out to that theatre's "Secret Cinema"** and this was one of the best ones yet!

*a pretty good description of all the movies made by this group of filmmakers
**they don't announce the name of the movie they're showing beforehand, you find out only when it starts
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Post by: Flawless P on March 28, 2018, 08:36:54 PM
Slay the Spire is amazing.
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Post by: CADmonkey on April 19, 2018, 08:10:22 AM
Saw a newly-restored cult canuxploitation classic last night:


 (http://youtu.be/X3zCHZv3sa8[/url)
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This kitschy cult-comedy/sci-fi/horror/musical plays like an Ed Wood film mixed with a punk rock musical. In the fictional small town of Burquitlam, B.C., local butcher Bob (Dawson) hires a mysterious hulking assistant, Abdulla the Turk (jazz musician Clarence ‘Big’ Miller), who loves butchering a bit too much. Meanwhile, a teenage genius (Andrew Gillies) from a family of Moldovan immigrants conducts strange experiments with a stolen car – and that’s just the vague outline of a plot that ranges from mildly bizarre to completely absurd. Oh, and yes, it’s a musical.

It was great, really "punches above it's weight" for such a gonzo script and low budget.  Here's a review from the Canuxploitation! site: http://www.canuxploitation.com/review/bigmeat.html (http://www.canuxploitation.com/review/bigmeat.html)