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« on: April 29, 2003, 01:26:58 PM »
Hm. There is a new chap by the name of  Micah Demoux. He's the guy who wrote the fiend folio and the D&D stuff book. Sorry, equipment/arms book.

Hes a new writer (i think) and seems to be pretty good at it, although i could hope for more detail. He is not a forum guy, is he?
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2003, 01:33:15 PM »
He's actually my roommate. No, he never visits the forums, but he's not a new TWG writer. I could tell him to check the forum, though, if you have some specific comments for him.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2003, 04:44:26 PM »
Ah, nah. I was just fishing for info.

Tell him the masses demand more reviews! Gimme gimme!  :)
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2003, 05:18:39 PM »
And tell him the editor demands longer reviews. Gimme gimme!
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2003, 08:55:19 PM »
I liked the short reviews. Quick and to the point. None of that beating around the bush like the others. Gimme gimme!  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2003, 04:14:43 PM »
He's also Tage and my GM.  Nice chap.  Just blew a wad on a PC so he could play Dark Age of Camelot.  Once he gets his photography site up and running, you should all go look at his pictures.  
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2003, 07:30:51 PM »
Hi, everyone, its me, MICAH!  FYI, as you can see, i am not Tage.  EVOL is smokin' something.  Tage is his other roomie.  If you want longer reviews, let me know what kind of info you would like...Just keep in mind that some books just don't fit well for long reviews, i.e. the Fiend Folio (what do you say...just list the monsters...its either got lotsa good or lotsa crappy monsters or somewhere in between...not much to say except what the good/bad split is).  For a longer review, see my upcoming article on the Unapproachable East.  Let me know if that is more your style.  

Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2003, 07:34:41 PM »
Typos are implied by the very presence of a sanderson. We plan ahead accordingly.

And heh... i just did a 2 page (in standard word format) review on a 24 page RPG...
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2003, 10:22:46 PM »
Tiger, I'm glad that you liked Unapproachable East, since that (combined with my distaste for setting sourcebooks of all sorts) is what led to my acquisition of my "nerd dice"

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2003, 07:17:58 PM »
I would like to point out that I made no typo, nor am I smoking anything.

"When two or more people or things possess something jointly, add the -'s or apostrophe to the last element only: Martha and Dan's house."--the American Heritage book of English Usage.  

(Or, in the case of the first person, 'my' replaces the possessive in the second instance.)

'Tage and my DM' therefore refers to the DM belonging to Tage and myself, and does not imply that Micah is Tage.

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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2003, 09:26:26 PM »
Yes it does imply that Micah is Tage, because implication is primarily in the mind of the reader. While your sentence was technically correct, it would be more clear to say "Micah is the GM for Tage and I."

It would be even more correct to say, "Micah lives with Tage and I in a fetid parody of normal life, wracked by the poison winds of an unfeeling storm," but that is neither here nor there.
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2003, 10:24:13 PM »
yeah, no one was mocking your grammatical correctness. (though we are now). We were mocking the vagaries of the sentence.

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2003, 12:43:09 AM »
And I have to point out, just to add to the grammatical pickiness, that it would be "with Tage and me," not "with Tage and I." Object and all that.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2003, 01:23:31 PM »
I is always more correct than me. No it's not, shut up! You shut up, freak! Oh, I'm the freak now? Who's the one talking to himself?
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2003, 09:00:28 PM »
Text makes implications, Fell, people make inferences.  Implications can't be only in the mind, since they must be drawn from the text.  Therefore, since the text was correct, it did not imply that Micah was Tage, regardless of what people inferred.
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