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Gaming 1: You are likely to be eaten by a grue

A thread for the discussion of games: board, LARP, MMORPG, video, tabletop RPG, game theory etc. etc. and all attendant news, developments and ancillary subjects thereof, as well as coordinating/scheduling games either online or IRL. All are welcome to chime in, talk about their favorite games or learn about gaming of any sort.

PLEASE TO WHITEFONT SPOILERS for video games, RPG modules or anything for which foreknowledge of events might lessen one's enjoyment of whatever gaming experience.


dcp - Oct 19, 2021 9:54:35 am PDT #26118 of 26128
And he went away through the Wet Wild Woods waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone. -- "The Cat that Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling

For you Halo fans, an a capella version of the theme: [link]


Cass - Nov 16, 2021 6:35:01 pm PST #26119 of 26128
Bob's learned to live with tragedy, but he knows that this tragedy is one that won't ever leave him or get better.

I love that music.


DavidS - Dec 11, 2021 9:35:14 am PST #26120 of 26128
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Just wanted to let y'all know that Emmett has gotten so into D&D that he's DMing a campaign, spends more time writing up scenarios every week than he does on his homework, and bought his girlfriend (who plays in his campaign) Fancy Dice for xmas.


Kalshane - Dec 11, 2021 9:59:55 am PST #26121 of 26128
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

That's awesome!

I was very similar when I first started DMing as far as workload. Tell him he doesn't have to come up with everything himself. Finding out that it was okay to "steal" things and that even the best DM's steal was much needed for my sanity when gaming as an adult.

For example, I made an inn in a frontier town based on Quark's Place from DS9, only instead of Ferengi the Quark and Rom analogs were dwarves. The players enjoyed it and even the hardcore Trekkers didn't pick up on the source material. I also frequently swipe plot hooks, story beats and even dungeons and NPCs from published adventures before tweaking them to fit the story I'm telling.


DavidS - Dec 11, 2021 11:03:57 am PST #26122 of 26128
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Tell him he doesn't have to come up with everything himself. Finding out that it was okay to "steal" things and that even the best DM's steal was much needed for my sanity when gaming as an adult.

I'll relay that! But not on Tuesday because that's gaming night and he will accept no calls.


dcp - Jan 10, 2022 12:36:43 pm PST #26123 of 26128
And he went away through the Wet Wild Woods waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone. -- "The Cat that Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling

Have you seen this yet?

"The Evolution of Trust" [link]

Neither the topic nor the conclusions might be new to you, but I enjoyed the presentation.


Kalshane - Feb 28, 2022 12:57:31 pm PST #26124 of 26128
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

I'm really enjoying Horizon: Forbidden West (HZD is easily on my top 5 all time favorite games list) but man the increased difficultly and loss of all my cool gear from the first game is rough. Just wish I was able to play on a PS5 so the post-death reloads were shorter.

I'm about 28 hours in and have probably died more on Normal than I did in my entire NG+ Ultra Hard run to get the Platinum trophy for it.

The writing and acting is still great and I'm enjoying the follow-up to the phenomenal story of the first game. I had some suspicions confirmed but I'm sure they're going to throw more twists our way as well.


Kalshane - Apr 08, 2022 4:12:32 pm PDT #26125 of 26128
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

Nearing the end of the game and my wife is fully invested in the storyline just from watching me play. She has requested I don't advance the plot if I play when she's not around.


chrismg - Apr 23, 2022 12:46:15 pm PDT #26126 of 26128
"...and then Legolas and the Hulk destroy the entire Greek army." - Penny Arcade

I've been working my way through the Wordle Archive site, and I just hit one that seems relevant: Wordle 47 4/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

The word turned out to be SPIKE.


Kalshane - Apr 24, 2022 11:14:16 am PDT #26127 of 26128
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

This Reddit thread on representation in Horizon: Forbidden West is just lovely. (Major spoilers for both games, obviously.) [link]

I absolutely love the world-building in these games. All these aspects of the human condition that are acknowledged and shape the world around them organically.