Poe's law in full effect here.

Fun side note: Outside of the hard line Christian folk, Harry Potter seems to track pretty well with religious folk—largely for why Star Wars seems to, in my experience. Pretty clearly defined good and evil, great powers battling out for regular folk, etc etc.

I'm pretty much going to… » 9/14/14 1:13am Sunday 1:13am

Point of order: He does not do relationships well. He does toxic fucking relationships well.

Look, I don't want to belabor the 'Moffat has some shitty views about women' thing too much, but we have really one major example of how Moffat handles relationships, Amy and Rory, and that was a couple that split up—after he… » 9/13/14 9:48pm Saturday 9:48pm

The height of Drizzt mania was a fucking miserable time to play D&D. Underdark campaigns are almost always the same: cave, cave, raiding party, Driders, Umber Hulks, Drew politics. Something something sacrifice to Lloth, fight a billion drow, end. The story around it isn't compelling, and the mechanics introduced… » 9/12/14 7:51pm Friday 7:51pm

"Until the DM gets fucking sick and tired of writing up grid-based maps of dungeons by picking monsters out of the Monsters Manual at random and wants to 'take a break' and nobody else wants to DM so the players end up gritting their teeth through whatever RPG caught his eye on the shelf of a game while complaining… » 9/12/14 2:22pm Friday 2:22pm

2fort has been a terrible map since day 1, as if the teams were even remotely match it turned into a horrible stalemate—even if you Ubered past one Bottleneck, there were 3 more you had to get through to get the objective and then get it *back*. You pretty much had to sweep the team to get effectively through, and… » 9/07/14 1:07pm 9/07/14 1:07pm

Wow, a bunch of Redditors rallying around a 'Edgy dude writing edgy posts' who was kind of a thing like, what, 15 years ago? 16? I dunno, I remember Maddox being a big deal when I was a teenager. Shocked. It's almost like they're culturally stuck in a era long past, and view the changing viewpoints (brought by… » 9/05/14 12:58am 9/05/14 12:58am

*sigh*

I think I might need a next gen system. Though all my friends own an XB1 which is like the one I don't *want*.

I liked the trailer to a point, it must be said. The jovial tone was fun and the 'let's go on rad space adventures' vibe fits the game well, but man did it hit cornball-machismo a bit quick ('Looks… » 9/04/14 1:31pm 9/04/14 1:31pm

When I was 13 or so word had gotten out in the neighborhood that I played D&D. A few neighbors who were kind of friends stopped hanging out almost immedietely and shortly afterward a few parents had staged an 'intervention' for my parents to 'save' me. Heard the whole thing. My parents, who had actually listened to… » 8/28/14 2:18am 8/28/14 2:18am

The line between 'professional' cosplayer and 'regular' is a blurry and thin. Like 90% of 'pros' started out as amatuer and learned as they went. And the majority of them make their own stuff, so it's not like they just show up and get handed their costumes.

That said, you are touching on a constant point of… » 8/24/14 10:46pm 8/24/14 10:46pm

Originally (before they got put front and center) they performed specialized roles: Kari has a background in art and sculpture (and so got put making a lot of the ballistics models and various other molds) but ended up doing pretty much any oddball stuff the show needed. Grant does robotics by trade. Tory graduated… » 8/23/14 1:10am 8/23/14 1:10am