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Lord Flash Fire wrote:

Anyone think it's funny that this won an award for 2014 and it still is being discussed?

I think the word you're looking for is "awesome". wink


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True&edited

. Do we know the most commented on post? This is the largest one I've seen.


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I think the ARG had more.


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That's probably right. It was fun following along.

 


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Anyone want to dig up the most quoted post? :D


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I'd rather not as that became very hard to read.  


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Powerhound_2000 wrote:

This is what I find humorous https://twitter.com/gtgamesllc/status/762034537136283649

That was a fantastic costume, I was running a fate of the Elder Gods demo during the auction and at one point looked out and saw Christopher facing away from me talking animatedly with someone, while I could hear his voice behind me running the auction.

It threw me for a second before I remembered Jodie was in costume.  She had his mannerisms down.

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phantaskippy wrote:

 

Powerhound_2000 wrote:
This is what I find humorous https://twitter.com/gtgamesllc/status/762034537136283649

 

That was a fantastic costume, I was running a fate of the Elder Gods demo during the auction and at one point looked out and saw Christopher facing away from me talking animatedly with someone, while I could hear his voice behind me running the auction.It threw me for a second before I remembered Jodie was in costume.  She had his mannerisms down.

She did the same thing to me while running Spirit Island demos. Totally convincing.

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I suddenly was struck by a strong desire to see a video game whose sound effects and soundtrack are drawn entirely from the Voyager Golden Record.


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The mannerisms were totally what did it. The hand in the vest pocket was perfect.

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I found this to be an interesting read: Law of a Magic System


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Or, if you prefer to hear about it straight from the horse's mouth, here are Brandon's essays on his first, second, and third laws.  They're a bit longer, but excellent reads.


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Thanks!


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I was once the least interesting member on a panel discussion about science in SFF with James Cambias, and someone asked him what he thought the fundamental difference between fantasy and sci fi was. He answered (to paraphrase) that a fantasy has to have some element of inexplicability to it, be it fate, magic, gods, or whatever. The more one explains a magic system, the more it becomes something like alternative-physics fiction than fantasy. I thought that was an interesting way to look at it.

I still want Sanderson to hurry up and write more of the Stormlight Archive, though.

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There's probably an exoplanet in Proxima Centauri's liquid-water zone!!!

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Yeah, my dad told me about that and then I saw it on the News. Most cool! If there isn't already a planet in that location in Elite Dangerous, I bet they add it in soon...


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So, pretty sure I interviewed The Scholar for a programming position today.

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How did it go?


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Ex-heroes have to do something to pay the bills when they give up their philosopher stones.


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Or die trying...


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Pydro wrote:

How did it go?

Well, his proverbs and axioms were down pact, but when we went to the white board, he held back. Really wish he'd turned loose.

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Nielzabub wrote:

The coolest thing you guys don't know about me is....that I can sing Yakko's World which is a bit outdated but has most of the countries in the world.

Ameena wrote:

Hehe Nielzabub, you're not the only one who knows that song :D.

Craig wrote:

I can sing it, too! It's my shower song. :-)

 

Hmmmm, if only someone could combine Boardgames and that song...

https://youtu.be/kj0GDeS4A1c

(I hasten to add it's not me)


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And now I am late. Thanks.


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Got Christopher to sign a copy of Young Legacy while at PAX.

This is either the coolest or dumbest thing I've ever done with something valuable; you be the judge.

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No Adam signature?


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Adam and Paul weren't there, or I would've had them sign it as well. There's always next year.

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Didn't know who was there.  Hopefully you can get those too.  


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If I ever end up going to a con they're at, I plan on having them sign the binder I keep my Sentinels Foils in


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Yesterday I went to the zoo! I saw Giraffes, and a Tiger, and a Lion, and Otters, and Monkeys, and Piranas, and Flamingos and deadly dealdy Alpacas!


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No sharks?

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I did not get to see the Aquarium, just the tropical fish. Disappointing.


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I went on a whale watch last weekend - we saw a humpback calf breaching! I kept saying, under my breath, "Gracie is pregnant," but nobody took me to see the nuclear wessels.

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If x=y=z=a=b, then does xy+ab=nq?


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Not Quite.


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Only if p = np

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What if qn = q?

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Might work if we're in Bizarro world

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bobbertoriley wrote:

Might work if we're in Bizarro world

We're not in Bizarro world?


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Anyone remember The Liberation? I wonder if the campaign mode will be like that.

Old: "Chaos is coming! The Liberation is at hand!...All shall fall!

New: Power, chaos and destruction shall rein! All shall fall, for Oblivion is at hand!


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It's "Talk Like a Pirate Day," so we enjoyed an exciting four-player game of New Bedford! Did anybody else celebrate?

Arr!

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Fun bit of information. I am no longer sporting my usual mutton chops. I have instead taken up a goatee.

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He's evil!

...just kidding, goatees are awesome.

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There is nothing inherently evil about goatees. It's all about how one uses them.

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They should have a birthday-themed one shot. Only thinking this bcuz mine's today, but it's a legitimate idea. Maybe for the anniversary.


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Happy birthday!


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I sleeved all my foil variants, they barely fit in the variant box.


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Matchstickman wrote:

I sleeved all my foil variants, they barely fit in the variant box.

What size of sleeves did you use? We sleeved ours with some thicker (Dragon Shield) sleeves and they fit without issues. 


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Ultra Pro from the tail end of the 90s back when I was playing CCGs.


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