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General Chaos / New Shadowrun Vidja Game Kickstarter
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:56:37 PM »
So, I know that one company is workin' on a browser-based Shadowrun MMO type of affair (All I've seen thus far of it are some design philosophies and background art/screenshots, and they've got the tone and design right, at least), but apparently, Weisman has tossed up a kickstarter to fund a project in the Shadowrun universe under his own direction.

And I'm like 'holy shit, yes'

It looks like it's gonna make it.


General Chaos / You are in a dark room!
« on: February 19, 2012, 01:21:14 AM »
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Have you found the good ending? I have.

Just thought I'd add some holiday cheer. What're you all doin' this year, anyway?

For me, just staying home, having the 'rents visit for Christmas Eve+Morning proper, and then that's it. Simple and easy.

RPGs / Fight! The Fighting Game RPG
« on: September 04, 2011, 12:16:18 AM »
So Fight! is the newest in my collection of systems, and as I recently finished writing up a character (my Bagheera from OWoD, in fact) and learned the rules, figured I'd say 'This system owns'.

For what it does, at least, it's great. It sets out to emulate the fightin' game style both in mechanics and tone (as well as some details), and generally does a damn good job of it. Perhaps because of this, other things that're also important (non-combat stuff) gets a very brief skim-over, before it just delves directly into the meaty goodness of combat.

All in all, I'd say it's actually pretty great. The Char-Gen is pretty fun, the combat flows nicely, even if it is a bit complicated, and it succeeds at what it sets out to do. My only quibbles with it are actually about the PDF/Book, rather than the system proper.

All black and white is somewhat straining on the eyes, and without bookmarks in the PDF, navigation is a pain. The art is also a little erratic, which strikes me as odd, but altogether, good stuff. 7.5 outta 10?

Anyone else got 'dis?

The Solarchives / Character Bio: Matthew "Ace" Harding
« on: February 02, 2011, 03:12:12 AM »
Guess I'll toss this in. Bit of flavor, not much else. S'what I get for writing at three in the mornin'.

"This thing on? "

(assorted scratches and clinking sounds)

"Yes sir, everything is working correctly. You may record at any time. "

"Thanks, Joe. " (A sigh. What sounds like glass hitting wood)

"Never did like talking about myself much. Still, figure I'd better put this 'voice diary' thing to use. Never know when being able to sit back and listen to myself talk will come in handy. Alright, let's get the shallow crap outta the way. Journal, attach picture 'medotjaypeegee'. Hell, while you're at it, attach Joedotjaypeegee too. "

(Robovoice)  'Pictures Attached.' [spoiler]


"So, there I am, sleeve and all. Name's Harding. Matthew 'Ace' Harding, formerly of Chicago Police Department, Homicide Squad, District 12.  'Course, that was all before the Fall went and threw everything upside down. But I guess we - er, I? Whatever, that can come later. So, formerly police detective, currently unofficially employed by those who shall not be named. "

(Glass hitting wood again. Gurgling liquid)

"Ahh. Ahem, standard format. . . what's that again, Joe? "

"It is recommended you follow the format of listing your likes, dislikes, motivations, and then any other items you feel necessary to mention, sir. "

"Right, right. Thanks, Joe. Likes, huh? Should be easy. "

(A minute of silence)

"See, this is why I hate recording. You put a man on a microphone, he forgets how to tie his shoelaces. Alright, fine I'll just start listing things, it'll take eventually.

I like a good bourbon, the sound of a harmonica being played well. It's got, I dunno, a real genuine feel to it. Something you can't find these days, with all this synth-stuff and modulated voice performances. Old earth comics, like the stuff I read when I was a kid. You know, when space exploration seemed almost new, with infinite potential. When every explorer was a hero. Fun stuff.

(A pause)

"You know what I dislike? The term 'Old Earth'. There's no 'New Earth', at least not physically. Probably an exact replica on the mesh or somethin', but that's good enough. I don't like vegetarians. Don't get me wrong, there's nothin' bad about choosin' not to eat meat for whatever reason. But when you start lording it over other people, shut the hell up. Guess I'm gettin' off topic. Eh, I'll add more to this later. "

(Another pause)

"You know? What the hell, might as well say it. 'Dear Diary'. Heh heh. "

RPGs / Wish me luck!
« on: January 24, 2011, 04:18:21 AM »
I'm gonna run that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: And Other Strangeness game I've had knocking around in my head for a while now. Finally broke through the ennui barrier, sat down and wrote it up.

With Palladium's rule set (d100, roll under for skills is fine, but why the hell is combat a million times more complicated than it needs to be, and why is it impossible to miss with a gun?), I'll need it.

\ o /

General Chaos / So, do ya'll read comics?
« on: January 14, 2011, 05:57:45 PM »
I'm sure the answer is 'yes', considering the population here and the previous comics thread from whenever it was. As I gave up Necromancy to instead take Transmutation I can't rezz that thread, so. . .

I'm a big fan of street-level heroes and anything noir-esque. Gritty, hardboiled stuff just gets me going. Marvel wise, there was Power Man and Iron Fist, Heroes for Hire, DC had The Question (pre Montoya), some of the earlier Hellblazer stuff was right up my alley. So I want to ask, since you all probably know way more 'bout comics than I do.

Anything you'd recommend?

I'd recommend Juan Díaz Canales' (writer) and Juanjo Guarnido's (artist),  Blacksad, which Dark Horse finally got around to publishing the first three volumes in English last year, in a *beautiful* hardcover book I got my hands on yesterday. Couldn't put it down. Art was stunning, particularly Guardnido's ability to convey emotion through expression. Reminds me a lot of Usagi Yojimbo.

Also read Brian Talbot's Grandville, which was pretty decent. Though all the steampunk stuff set my teeth on edge. 

General Chaos / Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2011, 12:30:46 AM »
Figured I'd throw this out there. Happy New Year, folks.

I'm about half an hour late, but hey, better late than never.


I will stop procrastinating and begin writing up my totally awesome D&D 3.5+Pathfinder-lite campaign.

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