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RPGs / Battlestar Galactica
« on: February 02, 2012, 07:43:04 PM »
Does anyone have an interest in this setting in regards to the pen and paper rpg?

I think I'm trying to gauge interest to see if an online campaign, perhaps over skype, is feasible.

General Chaos / Superbowl Halftime Show
« on: February 07, 2011, 09:31:04 AM »
Okay was it just me or was the halftime show fucking terrible? The SB party I was at was half 30-somethings and their 50+ parents/family and it was pretty much a shit-talking fest the whole time. Here are a few quips I remember:

"Honey? I...don't think we're the target demographic for this halftime show" - Ian's dad.

"This looks like a pep rally"

"They (Black Eyed Peas) look like the Future Council when Bill and Ted accidentally sent the phonebooth to the future"

"This is probably exactly what some guy in the 1500s thought music from the future would look like"

Also, maybe Ross has feelings on this, but does it look like the Black Eyed Peas are totally ripping off Daft Punk's futuristic image in the same way that Lady GaGa is ripping off everything in Madonna and Bjork's playbooks?

The Solarchives / Character Bio: Jaycob "Oriole" Dharuna
« on: February 01, 2011, 09:38:07 PM »
To: Rollo-56
From: <Encrypted>
Subject: Re: Bodysculpting: Increasing Your Girth!!!

Here is the information you asked for. He's at the right location for the tea party and is available.

<Encrypted information retrieval>

Personnel File YG4456A22B <line will delete after first viewing>
Name: Jaycob Dharuna
Operating Name: Oriole
Current Location: Little Mumbaai, Noctis City, Noctis-Qianjiao Dome, Mars <line will delete after first viewing>
Operating Status: Active

Jaycob came into existence as E.L.I. (Electronic Lab-assisting Intelligence) <insert file photo> for Repeater Laboratories, Cardiff Wales two years before the Fall. Originally a three-wheeled AI in a robotic shell designed for note taking, lab assisting, and on the spot calculations, he came into existence with no recorded event. It has been explained in interview from Jaycob himself that he simply began asking questions such as: "Why do you prefer this sandwich to the soup", which led to far greater questions. These questions led to AGI research.

Repeater Labs contained many members of the pre-Fall "JASONs" and post-fall Argonauts, who prior to the fall were attempting to urge the world governments into technological responsibility. ELI became the pet project of one Harmendra Dharuna (Indian ancestral origin, male) and Elizabeth Dharuna (Welsh ancestral origin, female) as a means of "writing the book" on training awakening AGIs. This led to ELIs education and increased duties at Repeater Labs that led to him being listed as a full status employee/Lab Assistant, and was upgraded to synthetic (Synth class) Morph shell.

When the Fall happened, ELI was evacuated alongside a large portion of Repeater Labs' assets to Mitre Station(Cluster station in Lunar orbit). Once determined that ELI had no involvement and existence of mesh-related virii, he was released from data quarantine and placed in a high security section of Repeater Labs' Mitre auxiliary facilities.

The Dharunas, known to be followers of the Hindu faith, took an uncommon yet not unheard of approach towards AGI intelligence and "awakening". Believing the "awakening" of AGI intelligences to be a likely part of the reincarnation cycle called Samsara (, believed that it could be "written" that ELI was just as living a creature as they were. Because of this, and security urgency due to political and social ramifications to strong AIs and AGIs, they filed themselves as parents to an orphaned evacuee child. ELI chose his own name and became "Jaycob Dharuna". 

Given the same freedoms as any other Argonaut, Jaycob continued his work as a member of the Argonauts, focusing his research on finding ways to protect, detect, and predict the actions of rogue AI. With the early fear of return aggressions of the TITANs, this work dominated his days while his continued education in life as a living being continued with his parents. However, like all living beings, Jaycob longed to walk the corridors of Mitre station with the other living beings and be amongst the people. He began taking regular outings with his parents through the clustered sections of the station. It was during these visits that Jaycob came into contact with Radio Argosy, an uncensored source of everything from n-casts, news, nano-blueprints to techno-progressive propaganda. Hearing of the crimes and terrors of fascist regimes, hypercorps, and "black stations" alongside stores of AGI vigilantes fighting for the rights of humans sparked an interest of activism in Jaycob.

While visiting private discussion groups of Radio Argosy fans, Jaycob came into contact with an Infomorph AGI named Ripley. Taking her name from a character in science fiction culture that she admired, Ripley introduced Jaycob to the world of popular culture, AR/VR gaming, Science Fiction, and the two quickly became close friends. A passionate, independent female personality, they began to more closely monitor the feeds from Radio Argosy, finding the barest threads of communications code within the n-casts. However, it seemed as if shortly after discovering the threads, they quickly disappeared. Later, this would direct the two of them towards <omitted>

<file insert>
Over a two year period, their relationship began to grow into what could best be described as a symbiotic, AGI relationship. AR/VR Gaming led to private AR/VR conversational settings. It is believed, due to time spent in private sessions, that the physicality of their relationship has been explored, to no specific detail. For all intensive purposes, Ripley and Oriole are a package deal.</file insert>

Unknown to Jaycob/Ripley, the thread of encrypted communique led to their discovery by the organization. Their research on the thread raised intelligence countermeasures that resulted in a five month period of surveillance, background checks, and chance meetings. In October, AF8, Jaycob was approached by <omitted> and was given opportunity to gain additional employment through the agency. Cashing in his life's savings (and some of Ripley's) on equipment, the two underwent training on security countermeasures, infiltration, espionage, and combat training at locations unknown with a newly selected Ghost biomorph with Ripley (having made her own decisions involving multiple classified backups) attaching herself to Jaycob as his "muse".

Citing a need to see some of the system, Jaycob explained to his parents that he and Ripley are going to work for an Argonaut friendly lab on Mars with plans to return.

Training complete, the Jaycob (and Ripley) transferred to Mars. Jaycob has been working at Trigo Nanoproducts, performing tests and research on medichines, healing vats, and nanofabrication suites while waiting for activation. His relationship (including continued AR/VR simulations, rented biomorphs, and regular sci-fi programming) continues with Ripley to this day, as the two continue to try to explore and understand their awakened lives together.

File Deletion in progress....

General Chaos / Battlestar Galactica/Blood&Chrome/Caprica
« on: February 01, 2011, 09:04:36 AM »
I thought I'd bring this up...

I'm a gigantic Battlestar Galactica fan but wasn't really into Caprica. Now "SyFy"(ugh...I hate that) is bringing out "Blood & Chrome" which is a series that'll focus on William "Husker" Adama's activities during the 10 year long Cylon War.

So any Galactica fans out there? Anyone plan on watching B&C?

General Chaos / The <insert> Days of Christmas...
« on: December 23, 2010, 09:07:02 AM »
(I'm gonna try something experimental here...)

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

A copy of TMNT....(by Palladium)

(psst keep it going and remember to re-add in all the previous ones.)

General Chaos / Biggest Douchebag EVER award...
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:55:18 PM »
Alright so I have to share this with you before my wife drags me off for cuddlin and watchin some X-files.

I live in Phoenix, which is kinda in the armpit between California and Las Vegas. So we get our fair population of total douchebags complete with Affliction/Ed Hardy shirts, energy drink brand clothing, and MMA swag. However, I just saw the two BIGGEST douchebags I've ever seen in my life on Sunday and it gave me the idea for this topic. I swear upon the penalty of death that everything I am about to tell you is true.

I was stopped at a highway overpass when I heard from about a block away some of the fucking LOUDEST "smooove" R&B music coming towards me. Two Carl Weathers looking brothers riding two of the most expensive looking touring motorcycles (the kind with the big turtleshell looking fronts) stopped behind me. Their music was so loud it was rattling my goddamned teeth. The motorcycles were all kinds of gold embroidered with tobacco colored paneling, and they were wearing 2-300 dollar jeans with uberexpensive sunglasses, sweatshirts. However, instead of it being the typical loud bass-beat rap music it was smooth R&B. I have -never- been rattled by smooth R&B.

So picture a modern day version of "Soul Glo" from Coming to America on the back of a motorcycle behind you in traffic, blasting this song at concert hall pitch. (yes, this is the actual song. How could I forget 400 decibels of "There goes my bayyyy-beeeeeeeeeeee.).

I'm tempted to make one of these guys for a CoC game.

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-insert edit.

Oh I forgot to add that I busted up laughing near immediately. I rolled down my windows so that they could hear it.

General Chaos / Wish me luck?
« on: December 20, 2010, 08:58:43 AM »
Okay guys, I'm having one of those moments in life where I've got something so huge and important to me possibly coming that I'm wanting to run all over the place and asking people to shake my lucky rabbit's foot/blow on the dice/send positive chi in my direction.

A position that I've been waiting for @ work for two years to have an opening in has just posted an opening. I'm friendly with the guys that work in the department and they're a great bunch of dudes, but more importantly this would be a career defining move and bring in some much needed cash into my household. Most importantly it would give us some breathing room so that my wife could afford to take the pay cut to leave a really crappy job. I've spent the last month studying up on the necessary job info and have spent the last week fine tuning my resume to "know my audience".

I feel like I've got a real shot at getting this one. I'm doing some mock interviews with other management at the office this week and getting a final opinion on my resume before submitting it sometime mid week. Interview would likely be after Xmas sometime.

So if any of y'all are willing, cross your fingers for me or buy a few buckets of chicken for me (chicken voodoo sacrifice, Pedro Cerrano style)?

General Chaos / Missed Encounters
« on: December 03, 2010, 12:49:59 AM »
If you're ever looking to cure a little boredom on the interwebs when you have NOTHING else to do (like I have for the last hour), do yourself a favor and go to CRAIGSLIST and go into the "Missed Encounters" section. Be careful because like all of Craigslist it's chock-filled with NSFW content and scams, but there's some AWWWESOME shit in the missed encounters section from time to time.

"you came through friday night,and said you wanted a metric ton of bbq sauce,
then made the statement about steven hawking,
i have to know you please find this"

RPGs / Recurring Oddities
« on: November 30, 2010, 10:14:36 PM »
I was looking at the topics here and saw stuff like "How they died" or "bad character" ideas. So I thought of a new topic:

Do you as a player or DM have recurring oddities that tend to show up in your games that are inside jokes at the table? For example, here are a few of mine...

Fast food.
In my modern based RP universe I have recurring fast food restaurants that clearly don't exist but are worth getting a chuckle out of. These usually come into play when the group is separated and one player calls another and says "Okay let's meet at the ______ at 5th and Dobbins".
  • Falafel Hut
  • Pho-gin awesome! (Vietnamese restaurant pronounced "Fuh-gin Awesome")
  • House of Tang (Asian Hooter's style restaurant that specializes in Tang drink mixes)
  • World of Beef (Redneck ribs)

At good funny points in the game when the characters learn some sort of clue from the news, or see a news report on the collateral damage they caused, we tend to throw in "Morning Show" banter before someone says that they actually turn off the tv...
  • "...yeah that's gonna take hours to clean up. Well later in the morning show we're going to be getting a visit of Betty Flousheimer who's going to introduce us to a new take on buttered squash, followed by tips on reverse vaginal grooming from...

Cockblocking as a plot twist
No need for a list here. Sometimes when we play superhero games if a particularly petty villain is trying to cause trouble I'll wait until one of my player's has a romantic evening planned with his or her superhero significant other. A good example would be waiting until Batman is just about to hook it up with a lady and then BAM...batsignal.

General Chaos / Worst Witch vs. Harry Potter
« on: November 25, 2010, 11:00:08 AM »
Alright, consider this a milestone. I'm creating my own first topic on these boards. Let's hope it goes well.

Lately my facebook has been filled to the ass with people raving on and on about how great the new Harry Potter movie is. I have never really been a gigantic Harry Potter fan-boy for a few reasons:

1. I reserve my absolute fanboy obsession for things that strike a deep nostalgia within me. Thusly, I am a "fanboy" of Star Wars, Transformers, the X-men, Dungeons and all shit that I was into when I was a kid. I'm not trying to be too opinionated but I just can't become a super-fanboy for every new thing. New things gotta get their "big-boy britches on first" I guess.

2. While Harry Potter's entertained me when I've watched it and I don't have a lot of bad things to say about it, I'm just not awestruck and floored by how "awesome" J.K. Rowling is because I remember an 80's TV series called "The Worst Witch". I remember watching this as a kid, but there's also tons of YouTube clips online you can go an indulge yourself with. Basically, it's a show about a prestigious witch academy at a super secret castle location where the girls have to wear uniforms, practice riding broomsticks, get into hijinks, and constantly dodge their dark and overbrooding potions teacher. know this sounds familiar. Take a closer look...

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So...the difference is that it's an all girl's school, the main character is a female, the brooding teacher is a female and that Harry Potter has a bit more plot to it.

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So I guess my point is this. While the world around me seems to freak out and J.K. Rowling earns more money than the Queen of England (literally, she has MORE MONEY than the Queen) I feel like I'm this slightly unimpressed guy going: "Uh...hey am I the only one that remembers this? This isn't exactly a new idea, you know?"


1. Ms. Garrett from Facts of Life was involved.
2. Fairuza Balk grew up to be hotter than hell.
3. This bomb-ass Tim Curry singing clip, complete with non-awesome 1980's (or circa 2009 Public Access TV) special effects.

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RPGs / Dragonstar
« on: June 05, 2010, 03:55:56 PM »

I thought I'd bring this up. Did anyone ever play Dragonstar? I've got most of the books and I fell in love with this 3.0 era campaign setting.

For those of you who don't know, it's basically D&D in space with stuff like Ork pirate ships, Elven liveships. The entire universe has been cut into pie wedges that are controlled by one of 10 Dragon Houses (5 chromatic/5 metallic). A deal was forged that every 1000 years the rule would be handed to the next Dragon House in the cycle. The game's supposed to be set right after the Gold Dragon house hands the throne over to the Red Dragon house. One of the first things that happens after that is the red Dragon Emperor, Mezzenbone, puts a Drow at the head of the elven council and creates a secret police directorate run by the Drow...

I fucking LOVE this setting.

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