There is a serious problem at cons, but it has nothing to do with cosplayers and everything to do with more and more people eyeing it as a 'serious business opportunity.' and more more big companies are throwing out all the stops to try and get a few of those sweet sweet geek dollars.

You're an artist who feels like… » 9/25/14 3:17pm Thursday 3:17pm

Yeah that was a really bad choice. We would have gotten the same information if they had just cut off the dialogue and had them staring at the viewscreen of Fitz. But I suspect the reason why is because they're playing off the assumption that not everyone watching finished season 1, or even knows what the hell is… » 9/24/14 1:55am 9/24/14 1:55am

That honestly depends on your opinion of Borderlands thus far.

Frankly I doubt it. Solo play in Borderlands is fairly dull, and the pre-sequel is just more of it. It's built on the same foundation of the first two games, for better or worse (hence why why it's not strictly an XB1/PS4 title, as it can almost be thought… » 9/22/14 9:51pm 9/22/14 9:51pm

Honest question though: If you asked anyone in any leadership position in any environment how much their followers knew about the things you were in charge of, how many would say 'Oh yeah, they know their stuff'? I mean, I'm sure some would (the good ones, who make a point to inform them) but by and large leadership… » 9/18/14 7:25pm 9/18/14 7:25pm

Anyone here play Magic: The Gathering?

My friends are apparently getting into Magic: The Gathering and want to turn weekly play into a thing. Which means I'm doing it too. I'm familiar with the rules of Magic and CCGs and general but I have no cards from previous editions and I have not played since Sera Angels and Shivan dragons were OMFG AMAZING cards.

» 9/14/14 1:30am 9/14/14 1:30am

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 9/14/14 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 9/13/14 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 9/12/14 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 9/12/14 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