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451  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Have you "RPG'd yourself out of other genres"? on: December 16, 2010, 10:55:49 AM
There are some games that no matter what comes along, I just never seem to stop playing. Rock Band, Torchlight, and Recettear are 3 examples from this past year.

Also I always find some time for MLB the Show, which may as well be called MLB RPG at this point with baseball being your combat engine.

I definitely do not find myself limiting play to only RPGs, but it just so happens that typically I find them the most fun to PLAY, ergo I keep coming back.
452  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: December 15, 2010, 03:52:39 PM
Reading the Annotated Turing by Charles Petzold. Truly amazing stuff.
453  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What don't you get sick of?? Favorite things!!? on: December 06, 2010, 09:04:15 AM
Waking up in mornings when it isn't daylight savings time and it is dark when I get out of bed, because it means I get to see the sunrise before work.
454  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So, besides gaming, what you're thing? on: October 29, 2010, 08:28:19 AM
On Mondays I play D&D. The core group of folks I've known for over a decade now and have gamed with them once a week almost as long. We're finishing up the 2nd year of our current campaign that I'm running but usually campaigns go about a year before we switch games.

On Tuesdays right now my wife and I play in a dodgeball league - Delaware Sports League. DSL is a friendly league and we play 2 seasons of dodgeball in fall/winter, then wiffle ball and kickball in the warmer months. Our team has been together now for 5+ years and we're all good friends - I live in what's called "Trolley Square" in Wilmington DE and we can all walk to each other's houses for the most part.

I program for a living and have for 7 years now so I don't do that much of it at home. That's changed a LITTLE bit since joining RPGFan though, as I do find myself on some Saturdays tinkering with the website now that I've got a test copy set up at home.

Somebody mentioned NaNoWriMo and I have completed that twice. I didn't do it last year but plan to do it this year.

It's a cool group here on the board with all these diverse interests. :-)
455  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Shit like this really pisses me the fuck off on: October 29, 2010, 08:21:21 AM
I find it unacceptable for excuses to be made for anyone that murders a baby because it wouldn't stop crying.

And I'm sure a guilty plea has something to say about this. She did not plea insanity or mental incompetency.

Just to make a brief point as I drive through, neither of these things actually signifies much of anything. How to approach the actual case is dependent on way too many factors that we don't have just based on one internet link.

That's all I really have to say about it. My wife is an attorney that has a state contract and often ends up representing folks in exactly this type of case. It ain't pleasant stuff, but it's almost always a hell of a lot more complicated than a short headline and article make it.
456  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 13, 2010, 11:49:18 AM
Yes, but I work in albany, and troy is close.  I might check them out after work some time.

My commute blows, but it's govn't work and the pay is good, and these days I'm just happy to have a job at all.

They ever call anybody up from there?

{Edit} so far everything is going just like I thought it would, just waiting for Texas to win and I'll be 4 for 4

The full list is here: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/roster/page.jsp?ymd=20061012&content_id=137601&vkey=roster_t577&fext=.jsp&sid=t577

The most notable are probably Ben Zobrist and Hunter Pence.
457  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 11, 2010, 12:01:26 PM
Good to see a shout out for the Philadelphia Union and the MLS in general. Footie is my second favorite sport behind baseball (albeit everything is pretty distant behind baseball) so I was very excited when Philly finally got an MLS club. Hockey comes in third behind that.

MindCandy just a heads up - the Tri-City Valley Cats do play in Troy which is pretty darn close to Albany, right? They are the short season single A affiliate of the Houston Astros which means their season only lasts between June until mid-September but at least they are close.


EDIT: Crap sorry MindCandy, just realized you said 45 minutes OUTSIDE of Albany. That would probably put you pretty far away. :-(
458  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 08, 2010, 10:29:37 AM
You could always visit the Staten Island Yankees. Single A affiliate of the MLB Yanks. Tickets are pretty cheap by NY standards - $14 gets you a seat at those games and there isn't a bad seat in the house.
459  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 08, 2010, 09:33:37 AM
The Jays looked pretty solid this year. Good reason for optimism in Toronto.

I remember the days when the Phillies were terrible (it really wasn't THAT long ago) and playing in the Vet and you could get into the ballpark for free if you brought a package of Hatfield Franks with you. This was choice entertainment when pinching pennies through school.

Now if I want cheap baseball I watch the Wilmington Blue Rocks 5 minutes from home, but I still make sure to get to the Phillies a dozen or so times a year. Just costs more than a package of hot dogs now, winning does that to ticket prices I suppose. :-)
460  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 08, 2010, 08:25:36 AM
I do kind of get that vibe from Texas, the vibe of a team that has gotten really hot at the right time, could become media darlings (Nolan Ryan! clubhouse antics! Texas! Josh Hamilton!), but really only has one good pitcher and tons of hitting.

But this has been a year for pitchers and it looks like the playoffs are shaping up the same way with Lincecum's gem last night. Sadly it is getting lost a little bit in some unfortunate umpiring, but that's baseball too of course.

Psyched about Oswalt tonight.
461  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 07, 2010, 01:25:53 PM
I'd love to see a Phils vs. Yanks rematch. Then again I'd be content with a Phils v. anybody World Series. :-)

As for hockey, I am also a big Flyers fan and am looking forward to their opener tonight. But baseball is #1 in my book.

Anybody who doesn't like baseball - I get it, I really do. It isn't the quickest of games. To the person who doesn't love it or enjoys faster sports, I can see why you'd prefer them. But it is to me the most poetic of the major sports, the most challenging, the one with the perfect cadence, the one that provides the truest metaphors. The journey begins when you leave home, and the challenge is making it back again.

Anyone who has never read Giamatti's short essay "Green Fields of the Mind" - do so. Even if you don't like baseball, it will probably make you understand why so many do.

462  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 07, 2010, 11:02:29 AM
So I may be the only Baseball nut here but holy crap! Did anybody watch the Phillie's no hitter last night?

This is looking to be one awesome post season!

I am a huge baseball fan. Also a huge Phillies fan. Also a very happy guy. :-)
463  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Men who play as female characters. on: September 22, 2010, 05:03:32 PM
It's all good. I'd be willing to bet that there are some pretty brutal generalizations out there regarding folks who frequent RPG forums.

Fortunately we are all more enlightened than that! :-)
464  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Men who play as female characters. on: September 22, 2010, 03:50:56 PM
I'm pretty sure you play as female characters because male models look awful right?
You don't have to talk to every female character to know that a man is playing it, especially in WoW. You seem to be taking this very seriously, I guess this thread hit a nerve.

In my WoW days my main was female. I really didn't think twice about it and I absolutely picked a female avatar cause I like looking at females.

I had never played an MMO before. I probably wouldn't do it again as a main just because it was a pain in the ass, but I really don't get what is so difficult to believe about the notion of using the criteria "what do I want to look at" when picking what you are going to look at for hours on end.


Whatever, I really don't get what the big deal is anyway.
465  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 - Shadow Broker DLC on: September 21, 2010, 03:36:33 PM
Oh whoops! Clicking his name brings us to your editor profile. Must be a technical oversight :P

I am always willing to take credit for Ashton's work.
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