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Aug 4, 2007

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Josef bugman posted:

Sorry, quick question on the "snake-fall" book, but why in the holy piss aren't the Nordic countries currently laughing and rebuilding Uppsala? Seriously, I know Thor is pretty much one of the more important Gods to humanity, but where in the hell are Baldar, Foresti or Frey? They were also known as being friends/acceptable to humans so why are they not currently holed up in Sweden preparing to join up with the various Finish and Estonian gods and annihilate Russia.

Simple, no one outside of Europe gives a drat about Scandinavia aside from occasionally being a place where it's really cold and people talk with funny accents and that aren't Italy/France/Germany/Russia. :v:
Same goes with the gods, no one cares about the rest of the asatru gods except Odin and Thor.
(:sweden:)

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theironjef posted:



Dark Heresy is done and ready for listening! It's actually pretty darn neat!

:eng101: Dark Heresy was in fact the first 40k RPG followed by Rogue Trader second. What you might be thinking of in this case is the first (or second) edition of the 40k strategy game that was called Rogue Trader.

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theironjef posted:

Yeah, that's on me. I was speaking broady about how Rogue Trader was the original grandfather of what 40k is now. After all, it used to have a three-player format since someone was supposed the GM of every battle.

It should be noted that I agree with the state of the 40k universe with that it's trying to hard to be serious.

FFG on the other is great at injecting a lot of fun references in their 40k games. Such as the time they added a chapter quote from an assassin whose name was from a fan fic, in a later book there is a mention of a certain adept named Grendel who in turn isalso based on a web story of his exploits.
I think Only War has least one Team Fortress 2 reference as well in one splatbook.

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Evil Mastermind posted:

...City of Violence.

...Terror is never far behind.

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CommissarMega posted:

One thing I forgot to write, was that wolves come from two major factions- both the noble House Bisclavaret as well as the savage Phelan tribes, which is where those awesome barbarian dudes come from.

I can't help but to smile slightly at that reference in the Noble house name. :D

For those curious, there is a story from around 12th century France about a noble baron in Brittany named Bisclavret or Bisclavaret that during three days of the week disappears into the woods without any explanation until he reveals to his wife, after her insistence, that he was in fact a werewolf, and went into the woods in wolf form to hunt in the woodlands and leaving his clothes at the edge of the forest.
However it turns out that his wife was unfaithful so after the baron turned himself into a wolf at one point she and her lover, a local knight, stole his clothes and returned back to his castle and told everyone that the baron had been killed and the two took over the lands.
The baron in his wolf guise then manages to get in the good graces of the king by acting odd and via various actions the baron manages to expose the whole coup to the king and return to his human form again.
The whole story is even available online on Google Books for those interested.
Fun thing to note about the name Bisclavaret, according to the book I read the story in, is a Breton compound word means either "wearing short breeches" or "speaking wolf"

I gotta say that's an interesting reference added by the Ironclaw writers. Personally I think they should've gone with the Gorlagon tale instead which is a very similar tale to Bisclavaret but the ending this time is that instead of the unfaithful wife and her lover getting exiled the wife has to carry her lovers decapitated head on a platter with her at all times as a punishment.

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CommissarMega posted:

This is really nice! Being a cultural wasteland, the only place I knew Bisclavaret was from Exalted :suicide:

Yeah that was actually one of the results I got from googling the name before I decided to just go and check the book I had that mentioned it.

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theironjef posted:



We reviewed Dungeons & Dragons finally! The movie, though. Sorry. We're really very sorry.

One complaint, there's three D&D movies actually. The last one is "based" on The Book of Vile Darkness and is hilarious in its own right because it can essentially be summed up as "Your average chaotic evil PC campaign" complete with random evil acts just because they are evil and nothing else.

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theironjef posted:



Oh look, it's Afterthought 7 in which we keep the conversation about supplements rolling for a little while and then, you guessed it, answer listener questions.

1. It's Globsters, not Blobsters. Also, yes, they are kinda cool in a weird "Why do you even believe this thing?" kind of way.
2. There is in fact a fan made NGE game, called Adeptus Evangelion, that started with using the 1st edition Dark Heresy rules but has apparently moved on.

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Halloween Jack posted:

Honestly this is what keeps me off Warmachine. Every bit of art for it seems like they wanted to take all the most over-the-top designs from Warhammer and make that the whole art direction.

To be honest all I saw when reading the Skorne parts were Dark Elves/Eldar turned to 11.

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I gotta hand it to PP for coming up with an Ad Mech-like army long before GW did theirs. Although at the same time their addition into the setting feels kinda forced in a way.

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Nessus posted:

Yeah, I can see the market they were aiming for (as well as, of course, the need to keep selling new models) but going from "industrial fantasy" to "brain uploading" does feel kind of weird. Were there any big downsides (other than the risk of eternal damnation because Cyriss don't give a gently caress about your soul) to the Cyrissoids?

I was more peeved at the whole "It was Cyriss who was behind everything!" As a narrative tool that just feels really cheap in a sense. And then the whole planetoid thing suddenly popped up and things got a bit too goofy.

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Mors Rattus posted:

In fairness, you should probably keep in mind that the history of Cyriss was written by her own worshipers and is probably not actually correct about all these folks being influenced by Cyriss, in much the same way the Khadoran one is probably not objectively correct when it claims Khador was the sole reason the Rebellion succeeded and that Cygnar actively tried to undermine and betray them at all times.

True but it's still a really boring way of doing it. I mean the Khadoran one seems rather specific to the Rebellion while the Convergence one is just related to pretty much everything.

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Bacchante posted:

Only in the case of Borbytingarna Trolls, the first of three types, the latter qualifier doesn’t even apply. They aren’t petrified by sunlight, at least, but will apparently attempt to kill anything they meet that is not an opposite-gendered troll.

So wait, the author uses the Swedish folklore term for changelings and then completely fucks it up? :psyduck:
If that's the case it's supposed to be Bortbytingarna Trolls.

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theironjef posted:



A.C.E. Agents is basically GI JOE - Meta Commentary - MAD Magazine Edition: Still Playable Though - The Reckoning. It's got some fun ideas and some decent worldbuilding.

One thing you overlooked though is that the early GI Joe comics could get really dark at times and almost kind of at odds with the cartoon.

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Cythereal posted:

Take a left turn into 40k? I think we're already there. This right here is one of my biggest complaints about the art in this setting: designs are so ridiculously busy and overwrought that I sometimes can barely understand what I'm supposed to be looking at.

It's more walking cathedral than most things in 40k.

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ZeeToo posted:

continuing the campaign theme of "finding the plot thread by killing people and then reading their mail".
It's almost as if I'm back playing the Neverwinter Nights Original Campaign again. :v:

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So when are you going to start make "Why aren't you in London" shirts? Lost opportunity otherwise.

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Covok posted:

I hope this isn't a derail, but I'm curious if anyone reads roleplaying books like this normally? Like, from cover to cover?

I never do, personally, and this is why I'm curious. I just read the cool bits and the relevant-to-play bits. From then on, I only reference it again if I forget something important.

If this is a derail, ignore me.

I try but I mostly read the lore sections of the few books I get because the crunch section rarely has a chance to stick in my head unless I get stuff hammered into my skull repeatedly, and even then my recollection of crunch can be spotty. I really am bad with numbers and such.

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theironjef posted:

I don't usually post the movie episodes in here, since this is a gaming forum, but what the hell, here's Movie Mastery Holidayathon 2 - The Star Wars Holiday Special just because it's Star Wars.



To answer your question, C3P0 did talk to the Ewoks in ROTJ.
Which might also explain why you don't remember that part. :v:

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Bieeardo posted:

Well, he does recap the entire trilogy for them, complete with sound effects. We watched it tonight.

Yeah that's what I did as well last week which is why I remembered that particular scene and his lines preceding the floating chair.

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Bieeardo posted:

I'm looking forward to Brucato turning Changeling from 'SCAdians vs Big Pharma' into the 'Wicker Man'.

From what I've heard the new Changeling book is a bit of a doozy but that's based on how some of my friends on Skype were going :wtf: over some of the new design choices in it.
Although I can say that having DiTerlizzi art is neat and all but I'm not too sure it really fits the tone because to me it just looks like Planescape art instead of something closer to Changeling.

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