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RPGFan: Forums / Survey: Push Notifications
« on: December 06, 2016, 11:10:34 AM »
As we work on a mobile theme, we also want to extend the usability of the forum for members. Our plan is to basically drag these boards kicking and screaming into 2017 as a properly realized communication platform and best serve the community.

To that end, would you guys be interested in having push notifications for your subscribed topics and when someone quotes you in a thread?

RPGFan: Forums / Forum Upgrades and Changes
« on: December 01, 2016, 06:41:22 PM »
We have updated from SMF 1.x to SMF 2.x!

Please follow this post as a changelog of what goes on with the forums!

  • Enabled "Blog" feature Entries in the Game Journal forum now appear under "Blog" tab at the top for easier tracking.
  • Fixed "Gallery" feature so all members can use this properly now.

  • Enabled "New" notification tags when posts are modified within a thread
  • Enabled Buddy Page
  • Added "Recent Topics" realtime updating topics option
  • Added "Gallery" functionality

  • Released new version of mobile theme with admin control panel updates

  • Released revision of mobile theme with fixes for user control panel

  • Added new board member icons
  • Added "Growl"-style board notifications
  • Added @-style mentions

06/12/2016 through 07/12/2017
  • Rebuilt base desktop theme
  • Released first version of mobile theme
  • Added Social Login options (Facebook, Twitter, Steam, etc.
  • Reenabled Drafts option

  • Upgraded from 1.x to 2.x
  • Cleaned and repaired database
  • Fixed board permissions

Single-Player RPGs / Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross
« on: November 16, 2016, 02:02:03 PM »
So my buddy Satchell does videos over with Normal Boots and he's a big proponent of Chrono Cross. A few years ago, he totally turned my thinking around about the game and its place as a CT sequel.

Well, today he's followed up:

I'm a huge fan of his connective theory-making and thought it'd be a nice little look back at one of the classic debates in RPGs.

General Discussions / CERN researchers upset physics as we know them.
« on: September 22, 2011, 05:55:47 PM »

I, for one, am excited about what this may yield. I love Einstein, but I'm sure even he would be incredibly happy if this were to pan out.

General Games / Child of Eden
« on: June 18, 2011, 02:19:37 AM »
Okay, so at least one other person besides me must have picked this gem up. Best game, or best game of the year? :P

General Discussions / ConBravo! 2011
« on: June 03, 2011, 02:40:24 AM »
Hey folks, as some of you know (and some of you don't), I chair a convention in Ontario called ConBravo!. This year we're very gaming and costume oriented, and we've managed to pull in quite a number of guests and arrange events of some remark. I usually don't schill much of anything, but I figure this is a relevant kind of event for any Canadians we have aboard, so yeah.

If you go over the website (, you can get a fuller idea of what we offer. It's two days worth of events, guests, workshops, and panels, $20 if you pre-reg, $25 at the door. We're running over July 30-31st at the Holiday Inn, 3063 South Service Rd., Burlington, ON.

Guest Highlights Include:

The Nostalgia Critic - His Canadian premiere, he'll be doing a video and several panels and events
Spoony - Also his Canadian premiere, he'll be doing panels, meeting his fans, talking about gaming, and making appearances at the arcade
Angry Joe - ALSO his Canadian premiere, the man behind Blistered Thumbs will be doing panels, meeting fans, etc etc.
Keith Apicary - From Talking Classics and Screwattack, he'll be... jumping off and falling down things. If he survives, he'll probably nerdrage at everyone in the gaming room. Also his Canadian premiere.
Birdman Dodd - He'll be doing several panels regarding podcasting, reviewing, and gaming. A native son of Canada, he does Review a Day and This Week in Geek as a major contributor.
The 404s - The most renowned improv geek comedy troupe of Canada, they'll be doing several shows at our event, including an 18+ night for extra laughs.

We also have an outdoor arena, tournaments for a whole slew of games, a costumed masquerade contest, our Saturday night dance, and a whole lot of other stuff. So yeah, if you're excited, in the area (or hey, willing to travel), and wanna come out and be a part of the fun, visit the website. I'll obviously be there and hopefully get to meet some of you guys. :)

The Helper Monkey / AC Adapter for a PSone
« on: March 30, 2011, 11:32:07 PM »
Hey folks, just got my hands on a PSOne but lacking cables. Now, I have a spare 9V adapter that fits the bill, BUT the actual adapter for the PSone is a 7.5V. Is it okay to plug in a 9V for the PSOne or will that fry it?

RPGFan: Forums / Avatars Wanted
« on: November 06, 2010, 11:45:47 AM »
So yeah, I'm back on the avatar wagon and making a whole bunch of new ones. That said, I figure it's time to call up any artsy-fartsy sorts who want to contribute. We're looking to add a total of 200 new avatars to these here forums. You can help.

How? By sending me any avatars you wish to surrender to these boards. You can either link 'em and send it through PM to me, or e-mail them to and I'll toss 'em up myself.

That said, here are your guidelines:

100x100 pixels, no larger, no smaller.
50kb or LESS, kindly.
No pornography/nudity/sex.
No flamebait (ie: making fun of other board users or industry heads, etc)

That's all. I hope to see each and every single board member with an artistic bone and Photoshop on them contribute.

If they don't, there will be blood.

The Helper Monkey / Custom-Building a PC
« on: December 17, 2009, 05:13:50 AM »
Okay folks, I need a box for Ubuntu and Windows 7, something reasonably capable of doing graphic design work as well as playing games. I've started piecing together a few items I'd like, but I need input. Firstly, I've never done this before so I need to make sure I have everything for a PC. Secondly, I'm not sure if all my parts work together well. Here's my list:

GeForce GTS 250 512 MB - $120
OCZ Gold 6GB 240-Pint DDR3 SDRAM - $169
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB - $94
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - $89
APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply - $35
LITE-ON Black 4x Blue-Ray - $69
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer - $39
AMD Phenom II X3 2.8 GHZ Tri-Core - $134
Hanns-G HH241HPB 23.6” HDMI LCD Monitor - $210

(total, with tax added is $1093, approximately)

Does this work? Am I missing anything? Most of all, do you guys have any suggestions to modify this list? I'm looking to build it at under $1000 before the monitor. The monitor itself is really just an extra for if I have the money.


General Games / Super Street Fighter IV
« on: September 30, 2009, 11:53:40 PM »

Following Street Fighter IV's immense popularity, Capcom's back on the sub-sequel bandwagon with the announcement of Super Street Fighter IV.

I'm pretty excited for this. Thankfully, Ono and co. are pricing this at a lower entry point than a regular game, so it seems we're getting a fair compromise. I'm guessing we'll see "Expansion Pack" style pricing, somewhere in the $30-$40 range. Eight new characters including T-Hawk, Deejay, and newcomer Juri, plus refinements and tweaks across the board (especially to online mode) seems a pretty sweet deal overall.

Considering this is similar to what the original Super Street Fighter II did for its line of sequels (minus online play, obviously), I'm a bit puzzled at the online response criticising not having this as DLC. While DLC would be nice, it's impractical in my view. This is a lot of new content for a fighting game to just be given away at no cost, and the download would probably be quite a few gigs, considering.

So yeah, who else is excited for this? I'm really hoping for some tweaks to Ultra Combos (less damage plskgr8thx) myself and some character rebalancing (*cough*Sagat*cough*).

Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal
« on: March 04, 2006, 09:36:53 PM »
Okay, just like the game journal, post what you've been watching, any key thoughts on series'/movies/etc, and so on. Cool junk you've acquired can be popped up too. Screencaps and photos welcome, but for ones over 400px wide please just link, don't embed.

To date, I've started watching the new Ah! My Godess TV series on DVD, and I'm a big fan so far. It's obviously not as OMG PRETTY (pardon the pun) as the OVAs or movie, but it's definitely doing a good job at balancing fluid animation and not skimping on the elaborate costumes and hairstyles.

And just to plug, there'll be a review of mine on it coming up on Anime Dream, so check the site after this weekend.

I've also been watching Salaryman Kintaro, an oldie but goodie about a former roughneck gang leader who's trying to change his life and enter the business world. It's fairly campy at points because of the gang leader past and whatnot, but it's also quite endearing.

REC - Aka in Episode 2

Finally, I've been watching REC and reading Shion no Ou. REC is about a run of the mill salaryman down on his luck with women who runs into a girl aspiring to be a voice actress. It's very much a romantic drama with some comedy thrown in. It sounds very generic, but the details make it fairly unique. Recommended, just don't be surprised at the short (10 minute!) episodes.

Shion no Ou is a manga about a girl who plays Shogi (can anyone say the next thing the fans will be clamouring for once Go dies down?) and has a very traumatic past. Her parents were murdered when she was very young and she's been unable to speak as a result of the shock. She writes a lot of what she wants to say on a notepad to compensate and isn't a total introvert. Playing shogi brought her out of her shell and she's quite competitive, though still hampered by elements of her past (who wouldn't be with that sort of thing?). It's well drawn (though some of the hairstyles make the heads look a bit longer than they should in the back), and flows quite well. Very recommended.

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