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Yep. Names are on the side.


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Out my office window, it's a whiteout.

"Whiteout" would be a good hero name.

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Or villain name.  


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I feel like something with that name shuold have some kind of special/interesting interaction with a certain card in the Sentinels' deck...


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It's the title of a rejected card of Absolute Zero in a blizzard. A friend of ours got Adam to sign a print of it at Gen Con last year (attached). 


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Ahahahahaha!

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"Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?"
- Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

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Oooh, someone's finally getting on with getting people further into space? Cool!


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First time home buyer who just got their mortgage approved! Woohoo!

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Wooo!


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If you buy the tickets, I'll pay for the hotel.

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deddragon wrote:

 

Trajector wrote:
Guys, who wants to be my +1?
http://www.spacex.com/news/2017/02/27/spacex-send-privately-crewed-drago...

 

 

If you buy the tickets, I'll pay for the hotel.

Careful - the minifridge fees are ridiculous.

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So.....um.....Zelda comes out today!


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I thought that was yesterday with the Switch release?


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Switch is out today too! 3-3


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And it's time for another edition of Rename that horrible book cover!.  Once again drawing from the treasure trove that is 70's SF/F, we bring you Michael Moorcock's The Eternal Champion.


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Happy!


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Han Solo's real name is "Han Solo," dangit.

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As opposed to what, Han Duo?  Greedo?

 

Unless you're talking about the trilobite


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Trajector, I 100% agree. That reveal/teaser/whatever was met with a resounding chorus of "what the [swear words]?" from Paul and Adam and I.


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Well, after coordinating a fun thing for fans, found out someone is doing this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sentinels-Of-The-Multiverse-Americas-Cleverest-L...

Pretty sure those are the ones I printed for them, too... :(

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bobbertoriley wrote:

Well, after coordinating a fun thing for fans, found out someone is doing this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sentinels-Of-The-Multiverse-Americas-Cleverest-L... sure those are the ones I printed for them, too... :(

Thats just wrong in multiple levels.   


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sad 

 

Summon Rabit for a proper emoticon here!


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Have you tried asking the seller a question, like "Why are you being a dick?"


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Nah, but I did report them to eBay, seeing as he's trying to shill proxies as the real deal.

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Don't see your updated post. :(


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Bleh. Tried to be less gender-specific, and failed because I only edited one instance of it.

Editing is hard (especially around here sad)

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Yeah, if anyone knows who that is, I'd like it shut down.

I am all about people making those, distributing them, whatever. People should have access to them. But I do NOT like seeing them sold. Especially not for $15 - that's just exorbitant

So, this is me officially saying that I do not condone or approve of the sale of fake promo cards.


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Christopher wrote:

Yeah, if anyone knows who that is, I'd like it shut down.I am all about people making those, distributing them, whatever. People should have access to them. But I do NOT like seeing them sold. Especially not for $15 - that's just exorbitant. So, this is me officially saying that I do not condone or approve of the sale of fake promo cards.


Any chance someone with GTG can contact eBay and tell them that? That might go a long way in getting them to do something about it.

"See, this is another sign of your tragic space dementia, all paranoid and crotchety. Breaks the heart." - Mal

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And if it helps, Christopher, just sent you a PM with what I know.

Figure it better to handle the personal details in private.

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Rabit wrote:

Christopher wrote:

Yeah, if anyone knows who that is, I'd like it shut down.I am all about people making those, distributing them, whatever. People should have access to them. But I do NOT like seeing them sold. Especially not for $15 - that's just exorbitant. So, this is me officially saying that I do not condone or approve of the sale of fake promo cards.

Any chance someone with GTG can contact eBay and tell them that? That might go a long way in getting them to do something about it.

...and no emoticon in sight...


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...and no emoticon in sight...

*sigh* I'm working at the office, today. They block the domain, here, so I can't easily get to them... crying


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Sounds like we need some good news! I bought a car last Friday. Yay for being broke!

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Ronway wrote:

Sounds like we need some good news! I bought a car last Friday. Yay for being broke!

Does that mean you wore pants?


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Powerhound_2000 wrote:

Ronway wrote:

Sounds like we need some good news! I bought a car last Friday. Yay for being broke!

Does that mean you wore pants?


Nope. The even have me a discount because they just wanted me out of there.
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Hooray!


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Ronway discovers one loophole to get service while not wearing pants.

See why people wearing shoes and shirts (and pants) hate him.

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"loophole" --> "weird trick"

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Taking bets on how long before Siege-Breaker comes and breaks the car.


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Me too!


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We've had bad news, we've had good news so now some neutral news.

I have started reading the Kingkiller Chronicle after hearing all of you wittering on about it for long enough.


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Huzzah! I didn't even know we were pushing you on that one.

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Matchstickman wrote:

We've had bad news, we've had good news so now some neutral news.I have started reading the Kingkiller Chronicle after hearing all of you wittering on about it for long enough.

Eh, it's okay...

<*waits to get lynched*>


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Rabit wrote:

 

Matchstickman wrote:
We've had bad news, we've had good news so now some neutral news.I have started reading the Kingkiller Chronicle after hearing all of you wittering on about it for long enough.

 

Eh, it's okay...<*waits to get lynched*>

I agree. *stands behind Rabit*


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I like it well enough, but Rothfuss is no Sanderson. 


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I concur.  Not as good as Sanderson.  Pretty good mostly.

On another note, I've really enjoyed the new book "Thrawn".


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I didn't like Kingkiller at all. The main character is too dang competent at individual activities, which is what keeps saving him from his really bad overall decisions. Meanwhile, the framing device with everything happening in the past kept making me yell "no go back to the present THERE IS A CRISIS THERE!" Also, urgh, the faerie bit.

I'll go ahead and stick my neck out again: while I loved "Heir to the Empire" in middle school, when I reread them as an adult I realized that all of Thrawn's "tactical genius" consisted of him revealing a plot-device technology that was previously unknown in the entire Star Wars universe, thus surprising everybody. Is the new version any better written?

Speaking of authors improving, though, I enjoyed the crap out of "The Collapsing Empire." It definitely read like a much more mature Scalzi, without sacrificing any of his fast-paced style.

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DIfferent topic: Doing a demonstration of best Chairman techniques to myself because I can't find a screen recorder for my ipad, using Legacy (Next evox2, lead from front, Legacy ring) Visionary (Cocoon if all goes wrong) Haka (Savage Mana) Tachyon (null villain damage) and Wraith (reduce villain damage). None of those cards come out, I get a good damage-dealing setup though, end of round 1 Obsidian Field comes out of Primalis. Start of round 2, Chairman plays Rook city is mine, brings out the other 2 Obsidian fields. Easiest/Most fun Chairman game I've played.


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