Search found 2552 matches

Go to advanced search

by anthroslug
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33933
Views: 2212280

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

I used to participate in a few message boards, and even in its livelier days, the FTB Board was the less active of them. Now, all of the others are either gone, or have slowed to a trickle (one, which used to have thousands of comments a day now has one or two a week). While forums like Reddit and 4...
by anthroslug
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33933
Views: 2212280

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Still no news on my wife's health. ALL the tests the Infectious Diseases specialist did came back negative. No Lyme disease, no Histoplasmosis, no [insert disease here]. So, now we begin the invasive tests. She's scheduled for a bone marrow biopsy this week. Next week, an echocardiogram to rule out...
by anthroslug
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuff You've Never Done
Replies: 29
Views: 3830

Re: Stuff You've Never Done

Never seen anyone die, though I have seen dead people. This one has me REALLY curious what % of people have seen someone die, and what the biggest noticeable determinates are. I find myself thinking about being present the night that my grandmother died. Between the time that we had clear outward s...
by anthroslug
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33933
Views: 2212280

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

GinDragon wrote:I love the framing device.

Also, I don't know what I was expecting. I mostly knew all that.


I just hope that I nailed the “grumpy old man” voice, as I aspire to be a grumpy old man.
by anthroslug
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What TV shows would make a good RPG?
Replies: 23
Views: 2806

Re: What TV shows would make a good RPG?

Any relatively episodic action-esque show with a hint or larger dose of meta-plot would work. Say a Grimm, or Buffy, or X-Files. Stranger Things is a good example with a tighter meta-plot. I cannot think of many comedies that would work. Maybe a Gilligan's Island game? Hogan's Heroes Oh, hell yes.
by anthroslug
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What TV shows would make a good RPG?
Replies: 23
Views: 2806

Re: What TV shows would make a good RPG?

I'd love to play a twisty, turny crime drama, like Breaking Bad or Ozark. I guess a modified Fiasco or Fate would work for it? Maybe the Expanse? (I wouldn't be surprised if this existed already) for all those CW style superhero shows, there's already Cortex, and it works pretty well for the purpos...
by anthroslug
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Forum Thoughts.
Replies: 29321
Views: 1864750

Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

I just provided a project review to a coworker in haiku form.

I don’t know if I should be proud or embarrassed.
by anthroslug
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Moving Pictures
Topic: Bojack Horseman
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Bojack Horseman

I think there’s an element of “you being your baggage with you” here, but to me this last season didn’t feel like a pro-forma exercise in getting dark for the sake of getting dark, but like the next logical progression of Bojack’s story. It matches what I have seen of people in my life who dealt wit...
by anthroslug
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuff You've Never Done
Replies: 29
Views: 3830

Re: Stuff You've Never Done

At least it was the airborne equivalent of a Volvo wagon: not glamorous, but it carries a ridiculous amount of stuff and is basically unkillable. What do we do with this big freakin' gun? Hey! Let's build an airplane around it! I've been reading for decades that congress has been trying to get rid ...
by anthroslug
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What TV shows would make a good RPG?
Replies: 23
Views: 2806

Re: What TV shows would make a good RPG?

If it were re-worked for a squad rather than a pair of investigators, the X-Files could make for a good game using a number of systems, though Gumshoe seems the most likely. I used to run an x-files rip off game for one-shots with my group using d20 modern a decade or so ago. It was all we had then...

Go to advanced search