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The Games Parlour / Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« on: December 07, 2017, 03:10:47 PM »
Awesome. Good luck!

The Games Parlour / Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:29:05 AM »
That's the second time in two days that I've heard Pandemic Legacy Season 2 described as "meh". Which is a shame as the premise looked solid.

I know I'll be receiving Pandemic Legacy Season 1 for Christmas so I've got that to look forward to at least.

The Games Parlour / Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:33:54 PM »

The game I DM is online, and I've found that any slight lag tends to bog the whole thing down a bit, plus makes it harder to have quiet side chats. I'd prefer to find a "live" game, but I don't know how to go about finding one locally. Getting to the point where I'll take what's available.

I've totally lost track of where you are living these days but I'm sure there will be games nearby. Look on Facebook,, Google+, you'll find something.

The Games Parlour / Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:59:51 PM »
Your the weeks off on your own sounds wonderful. I've got two weeks in France for Christmas this year so at least I won't have to do any housework but the kids have been difficult recently and I could do with a break from them!

The Games Parlour / It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:37:42 AM »
Videogames - Nada. I want to play something but I don't know what.

Boardgames - Introduced the college crowd to Welcome to the Dungeon on Friday, that went down well. Age of War still getting a lot of play, and Tiny Epic Galaxies. Played some Sushi Go! at home, still great.

RPGs - My Star Wars campaign gets it's epilogue tomorrow and then we are back to D&D (well, Whitehack). I might be running something for my son and his friends and a couple of the parents of that group want me to run something for them too!

Definitely a Switch. Can't see it happening sadly.

Does anyone know if Pyre is any good? I love Bastion and barely started Transistor so I should probably just play that but I just heard about Pyre and I am curious.

Pandemic Legacy Season 1. It will be mine in approximately three weeks...

Shitty pointless busywork college courses which don't teach you anything.
Our annual festival of consumerism. which now starts with Black Friday and rolls on through to the January sales. I mean, I like buying shit as much as the next man but do we all have to be so obsessive about it?
My Uncle died on Thursday which was neither expected nor reasonable considering his age. I didn't know him particularly well but I liked him all the same and it sucks.

The Games Parlour / Re: Your favourite levels in games
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:02:29 PM »
But I still think Bob-omb Battlefield, the first world from Super Mario 64, is the iconic 3D Mario level.

Not Tick Tock Clock then? That's the one that springs to mind more, especially since they've revisited it in other games and even as a Mario Kart level.

The one that I always remember is Tiny Huge Island. Although like most early 3D platformers (Spyro, Jak&Daxter, Conker) most of the levels are little more than one big hill to run around.

The Games Parlour / Re: Your favourite levels in games
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:58:36 PM »
I would like to second the Primary School in Silent Hill and the final level in Rez.

Blast Pit from Half-Life. I had never seen anything like it before terrifying and ingenious.

The infiltration of the Shadow Broker's ship in the Mass Effect 2 DLC. Launching enemies off the ship only see see them whisked away by the thunder storm.

The level in Call of Duty Modern Warfare where the nuke goes off and you crawl around a bit then die.

The Final level of Flower is still amazing. The grass springing up wherever you go is wonderful.

Level 6 of Warzone 2100, where your base gets attacked by a technologically superior force and you have to hold their tanks off long enough that you can build a research centre, reverse engineer their tech and take the fight to their base.

The Milkman Conspiracy in Psychonauts must be the winner here though.

The Games Parlour / Re: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
« on: November 27, 2017, 01:22:34 PM »
If you get a friend request from Seonaid, that's Mrs Bloodaxe.

a few thousand hardcore gamers on reddit.

Heheh what about 750000 gamers on reddit? You probably know this, but the post from their community support guy justifying the grind to unlock characters became the most downvoted post in reddit's history, to the tune of -750000.  :D

Insane, awesome and terrifying all at the same time.

The Games Parlour / Re: Remember, Remember, the Play Want Bin of November
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:53:14 AM »
Aren't they all Day-Z riffs anyway?

The Games Parlour / Re: XBONE!!!
« on: November 08, 2017, 04:51:47 PM »
Some of your guys venom towards the Xbox One makes me think an Xbox ran over your kitten and then got out and pissed on it.

/bursts into tears. Runs out of the room...

The Billiard Room / Re: Dungeons & Dragons
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:04:43 AM »
Mm. It's his jam though so~

Yeah, I know, it's just that that with this resurgence we seem to be heading back to a general misunderstanding that RPG=D&D.

The Billiard Room / Re: Dungeons & Dragons
« on: November 07, 2017, 05:48:37 PM »
Matt Colvile does a lot of things very well.

He does. I've watched a lot of his video series and while I don't agree with everything he says but he clearly knows what works at his table and he's got a lot of good advice.

I do wish he'd spend more time talking about RPGs other than D&D.

The Billiard Room / Re: Dungeons & Dragons
« on: November 07, 2017, 05:20:27 PM »
I just finished watching the big final fight in Critical Role (Ep114). It was a big long fight, probably not very interesting unless you are already invested, but there was one bit near the end which was pretty special. I could explain it to you but this guy does it better:

The Games Parlour / Remember, Remember, the Play Want Bin of November
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:17:17 AM »
Videogames - I played through the paperclip game. I also just found my long lost GBA charger and I've dug out all of my GBA carts. I thought that Little Miss Bloodaxe might enjoy it and I'm thinking of playing Zelda or Pokemon or something. Maybe Fire Emblem?

RPGs - It's session 21 of my Star Wars game tonight. The PCs are stranded on a station owned by a Hutt and they need to quickly get out of there, get down to a waterworld which is about to explode, save a couple million people, fight a weird mist/possession alien, help the rebel fleet and maybe save their friends who are trapped on a star destroyer. It should be a pretty exciting session.

I also just bought World War Cthulhu in the Bundle of Holding and I'm enjoying reading that (I've never read any Cthulhu/Lovecraft before).

Boardgames - I've been introducing all the kids at college to my bag of games. The other mature students have been playing Zombie Dice, Age of War and Ultra Tiny Epic Kingdoms with me. I asked the rest of the class if anyone else wanted to join in an ten minutes later four of them were having a great time playing Love Letter.

Meh. Dunno. I'm too busy with college and life and RPGs to really want anything.

A Switch with Zelda and Mario would be nice but it's so expensive I can't really justify it.

The real world. All of it. Good god it's such a mess right now.

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