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Role-Playing Games / Re: review: Wildside
« on: September 15, 2004, 07:07:20 PM »
What company puts this game out?  Is it new?

Books / Re: Identity Crisis
« on: September 15, 2004, 06:57:34 PM »
A few notes:

Superman (and Lois) off the three evil Kryptonians in Superman II, NOT III.  

And when Batman first appeared, not only did he kill off baddies (like the pulp heroes he was modeled on) but he routinely packed a gun.  It took years of character  development for Batman to become the Dark Knight we know today.

So, can we PLEASE deal with the topic of this thread?   How does everybody like Identity Crisis?  Who do you think the killer is?  I have my own theory.

Movies and TV / Re: Star Wars the TV show
« on: September 13, 2004, 07:54:19 PM »
I will definitely support it , but at the first hint of Bea Arthur, I'm gonna book the other way.

Any word on if it wil be live action or animated?

Or what time period it will be set in?

Role-Playing Games / Re: IRON KINGDOMS
« on: September 08, 2004, 06:19:21 PM »
I'm cool?  Damn, I haven't been cool since eighth grade.

Role-Playing Games / Re: RolePlaying Usage Dictionary
« on: September 03, 2004, 10:50:07 PM »
"Game Lord"

I wonder if I can put that on my business card.

Books / Re: Conan
« on: September 02, 2004, 11:58:04 PM »
The irony is that out of all of RE Howard's characters, Conan is probably the least interesting.  I think that a large part of why the Conan stories had such a frenetic snazz to them was that Howard was envisioning himself as Conan and was writing the adventures that he wished he could have had.  

Personally, I think that the best Howard charcter, hands down, was Solomon Kane.  Kull was also heavy on the sword and sorcery, but was more cerebral and dealt with themes of loyalty and responsibility.  Another Howard character that I kinda dug was The Mucker (although maybe he was a Moorcock charcter; it's been so many years....), and of course Bran Mac Morn.  

Kane was the best, though.  The most realistic and psychologically complex character with the creepiest stories.  

All of the REH stories are currently being collected in omnibus form.  I have seen Conan and Kane out there, and probably the rest have also either been re-released or will be soon.  If you like Conan, you owe it to yourself to check out some of Howard's other creations as well.

Everything Else / Re: Soda pop just gets weirder
« on: September 02, 2004, 12:41:38 PM »
Personally, Vanilla Pepsi is about as weird as I get over soda.  You can keep all the New and Improved gimmicky stuff.

Role-Playing Games / Re: RolePlaying Usage Dictionary
« on: September 01, 2004, 08:19:30 PM »

combat monster
grudge monster

Role-Playing Games / Re: New Settings for Savage Worlds
« on: August 24, 2004, 11:39:35 PM »
I'd be all over that supervillain game like the Star tabloid on J-Lo; the Slipstream one, too.  I'd stay far away from that whole Dragon King thing, though.

Movies and TV / Re: Star Destroyers
« on: August 24, 2004, 11:35:15 PM »
Well, you know how a starship is a ship that travels the stars?  A star destroyer is a destroyer (eg: a heavy military vessel) that travels the stars.

Movies and TV / Re: The Last Unicorn
« on: August 17, 2004, 08:28:07 PM »
The only good thing about Legend was Tim Currey as Sata... umm, I mean "Darkness."  Tom Cruise was woefully miscast and that ten year old kid frolicking around in nothing but a tiny leaf speedo was just plain wrong on too many levels to even think about.

Movies and TV / Re: The Last Unicorn
« on: August 16, 2004, 07:25:26 PM »
There are sites out there where you can download entire movies and I am certain you can find Last Unicorn.  If you actually want to do it the hard way, you can always drive down to ye local Blockbuster and check in the family section.

I saw Last Unicorn about the same time I saw Wizards, and Wizards won by a landslide.  Last Unicorn wasn't terrible, but I found it sort of bland.

Movies and TV / Re: Need more SCI FI!
« on: August 12, 2004, 02:05:45 PM »
Ugh!  Beauty & the Beast was pretty low on my list.  For somebody who claimed to hate violence, Vincent sure racked up an impressive body count.  

Of the older shows, you can't go wrong with Twilight Zone.  If you are looking for superhero stuff, I heartily recommend the Tick in both animated and live action format.  

And if you are looking for animation, Thundarr and Pirates of Dark Water are both very noteworthy.

Movies and TV / Re: Need more SCI FI!
« on: August 11, 2004, 09:32:13 PM »
How about Mutant X?  I've never seen it, but I hear good things about it.

Movies and TV / Re: Need more SCI FI!
« on: August 10, 2004, 09:25:10 PM »
Two words:  Dark Angel

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