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16  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Rick and Morty on: April 19, 2015, 12:01:37 AM
I've seen a bit of it, and it is a great crazy show.  I'll PM you. :)
17  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 14, 2015, 08:40:17 PM
I've been reading a book called The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree, and I'm really liking it. It's a little bit The Unwritten, and a little bit Dark Tower.

"After coming home from a stint in Afghanistan, veteran Ross Brigham learns that his father has passed away. Dearly departed Dad was a famous fantasy novelist, and the 300 fans that show up for the funeral demand that Ross finish E. R. Brigham's long-running magnum opus.

Ross and two of the author's devotees investigate his untimely death and discover that he might have been murdered...and the time-bending gunslingers of Dad's steampunk novels might be real.

As they try to acclimate to the arid deserts of the author's fantasy world, the three damaged heroes become pawns in a war for humanity's survival. The Muses have grown tired of immortality and now incite atrocities on Earth, trying to lure down a leviathan from the stars.

Can Ross and his new friends stop the scheming satyrs before both worlds are eaten?"
18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone 2: Electric Bugaloo on: April 13, 2015, 03:55:16 PM
I wouldn't say it has no merit at all.  I actually enjoyed the attacks and setting up the teams for combat and such.  But that doesn't make it a good game. ;)
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone 2: Electric Bugaloo on: April 13, 2015, 01:55:23 PM
Less enemies would be nice - I bought it myself in order to write a review for the site, but I also got too bored to continue at some point.  If the devs had given it to us, I would have pushed through and given it a bad score.  But since I bought it myself, I dropped it in favor of higher priority work.
20  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 13, 2015, 01:05:35 AM
The Voices.  Messed up, but in a good way.  I enjoyed it.

(Ryan Reynolds is a guy whose pets speak to him... but what they tell him isn't always very nice.)
21  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: CrossCode - A 2D action-RPG (Indie & Crowdfunding) on: April 11, 2015, 10:58:52 PM
Good luck with the campaign!  Do you listen to our Rhythm Encounter podcast?  Because I believe CrossCode got mentioned in a recent episode. :)

http://www.rpgfan.com/rhythm_encounter/rhythm-encounter-moty2014_2.mp3
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 11, 2015, 11:19:49 AM
That's a good idea.  I had thought of Drawn to Life... but I think that one may be more focus-intensive than she'd like.  Scribblenauts is probably a good compromise on the creation/focus front.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 08, 2015, 07:26:39 PM
Golden spiral.
24  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 05, 2015, 01:00:58 AM
Wow - how many boyfriends have you gone through that way?

My wife and I watched Horns last night, and really enjoyed it.  It's a movie where Daniel Radcliffe is accused of killing his girlfriend, and for some reason grows actual horns shortly thereafter.  People start telling him all kinds of things he'd rather not hear, and he decides he needs to use his newfound powers to discover the true murderer.  We watched a Making Of feature afterwards, and man oh man does the author (Joe Hill) look like his dad (Stephen King)!

Now we're watching Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, which I am pretty sure I haven't seen since it was in theaters.  I have always felt like the soundtrack was amazing, but I didn't remember that it looks really good too.  It's an extremely strange and surprising choice for what's ostensibly a childrens' movie, and I might have more of an issue with it if I knew better the many ways in which it doesn't match the book (for example, I know that Quasimodo dies), but as it stands, there's a lot I like about it.
25  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 02, 2015, 02:29:21 AM
Yeah, Jimmy, you've still got some slow stuff to move through in WoT.  Nynaeve will eventually get better, but it may not be until the Sanderson books.  It's been a while since I read them.

I have been plowing through Discworld books since Terry Pratchett's passing.  They definitely live up to their reputation.

I also finally read Ready Player One, and I really enjoyed it.  The quote on the book says it's "Willy Wonka meets The Matrix," and that's not a terrible description, although I'd describe it more as The Westing Game meets The Matrix.  I'm guessing most people haven't read The Westing Game, though, so Willy Wonka it is.  I read it almost in one straight sitting.  (Incidentally, if you haven't read The Westing Game, that's also good stuff.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: March 31, 2015, 10:52:19 PM
I just remembered another one that I reviewed for the site years ago. A DS game called Zubo. It's for kids, and I thought it was surprisingly good.

http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/Zubo/index.html

It's really cheap on Amazon, too.

Edit: added an Amazon link.
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: March 31, 2015, 08:36:10 PM
I agree - Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire would probably be the best choice.  You get the awesome new look, but with the simpler gameplay of an earlier entry.  X and Y are great, but that 3D town with the big circle in the middle can be extremely disorienting.  I wouldn't recommend it to someone with attention issues.

(You make me feel old, Mr. R1ft - Pokemon Red and Blue were released in the US a few months after I got married...)
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: March 31, 2015, 09:25:32 AM
Off the top of my head suggestion: my nephew is really... really into Pokemon, and I believe he started around 8.  He doesn't seem to mind reading, but he's not the best at it - any time he hits a biggish word, he tends to just guess what it probably is instead of actually reading it.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: March 31, 2015, 01:05:42 AM
Welcome to the boards, Kristina!  Thought I should comment to let you know you're not alone.  I'm not a woman, but my wife is.  I'm 40, so feel free to guess at her approximate age. ;)  She loves games too, although I'll admit they're not generally her primary hobby.  Still, she loves 'em!
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: March 26, 2015, 06:14:36 PM
And if you've never watched the series it comes from, Police Squad, do yourself a favor and watch it.
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