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Forum: Off-Topic February 9th, 2016, 01:48
Replies: 4,332
Views: 267,823
Posted By Hexprone
That's the sad music of my sad youth -- I have a…

That's the sad music of my sad youth -- I have a fondness for non-hits by one-hit wonders, and the two flops that EbtG released in the wake of "Missing" are some of my favorites from among that…
Forum: News Comments February 9th, 2016, 01:02
Replies: 55
Views: 1,720
Posted By Hexprone
It's both underrated and cynical trash. Replaying…

It's both underrated and cynical trash. Replaying it years later, the good glimmers through a little more, but it's still under a layer of very cheap tat.

This article puts a strained…
Forum: Off-Topic February 6th, 2016, 00:18
Replies: 4,332
Views: 267,823
Posted By Hexprone
Yes to Samuel Barber in any form! …

Yes to Samuel Barber in any form!

Asdraguuhl, she's never done Scheherezade, but she'll be singing Ravel's Greek Songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok9_kPMRysw) when she's here as well.
Forum: News Comments February 5th, 2016, 22:36
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Hexprone
Do these repeated trailers bring them more money…

Do these repeated trailers bring them more money to support the project? Otherwise, it seems a bit pointless to keep bringing em out without a release date.

[ETA: but it looks great! I don't mean…
Forum: News Comments February 3rd, 2016, 23:06
Replies: 35
Views: 940
Posted By Hexprone
I have heard this sad cry many times before, with…

I have heard this sad cry many times before, with one addition.

I DMed a pen and paper player -- through a number of games, in a number of different settings and genres -- and the signature…
Forum: News Comments February 3rd, 2016, 20:15
Replies: 35
Views: 940
Posted By Hexprone
I love having multiple paths through a game, but…

I love having multiple paths through a game, but to me it falls a little flat when getting through a quest with dialogue basically just means the questline is over in five seconds instead of…
Forum: Off-Topic February 3rd, 2016, 06:45
Replies: 4,332
Views: 267,823
Posted By Hexprone
I'm super-excited -- years ago I had to talk my…

I'm super-excited -- years ago I had to talk my sister into giving Samuel Barber a listen, and she just emailed me that this April when she's back in the US I'm going to get to hear her sing…
Forum: Off-Topic February 2nd, 2016, 20:47
Replies: 8,501
Views: 525,662
Posted By Hexprone
oh god help me I'm playing an MMO and final…

oh god help me I'm playing an MMO

and final fantasy

I am playing a final fantasy that is also an MMO

I am my worst self in this moment
Forum: News Comments February 2nd, 2016, 20:45
Replies: 127
Views: 2,897
Posted By Hexprone
"Gleaner of Amazons"

"Gleaner of Amazons"
Forum: News Comments January 25th, 2016, 01:25
Replies: 65
Views: 2,420
Posted By Hexprone
Not satan-worshipping Ashkenazi banker LGBT…

Not satan-worshipping Ashkenazi banker LGBT activists in particular?

Or am I just being redundant?
Forum: General RPG January 25th, 2016, 00:00
Replies: 6,490
Sticky: Pricewatch!
Views: 444,526
Posted By Hexprone
Yes, and if you make the game cheaper at launch…

Yes, and if you make the game cheaper at launch than the backer reward, you have devalued your reward.

Which is a foolish thing to do if you're a company, like Double Fine, that runs a lot of…
Forum: Off-Topic January 24th, 2016, 03:33
Replies: 8,501
Views: 525,662
Posted By Hexprone
Hey guys, have any of you heard of the game…

Hey guys, have any of you heard of the game Divinity: Original Sin? It's new!

Turns out it's pretty good.

For whatever reason when I tried vanilla D:OS soon after release I got bored with the…
Forum: General RPG January 24th, 2016, 01:48
Replies: 6,490
Sticky: Pricewatch!
Views: 444,526
Posted By Hexprone
It's a great three-buck game. As someone who…

It's a great three-buck game.

As someone who backed it for $25 and saw it immediately discounted to $20 at release, I admit to some ill feeling.

But for this price, you'll have no regrets.
Forum: News Comments January 24th, 2016, 01:29
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Hexprone
Not really, if camping supplies are still limited…

Not really, if camping supplies are still limited (are camping supplies still limited?).
Forum: News Comments January 24th, 2016, 01:26
Replies: 65
Views: 2,420
Posted By Hexprone
I get you. I've always had a secret fondness for…

I get you. I've always had a secret fondness for cholera, myself.
Forum: News Comments January 23rd, 2016, 23:46
Replies: 65
Views: 2,420
Posted By Hexprone
Sorry, that came across as way snarkier than I…

Sorry, that came across as way snarkier than I intended -- I actually like the guy.

It's natural to be sad, his choice to leave or not -- he must feel it far more than we do that he's the last of…
Forum: News Comments January 23rd, 2016, 23:39
Replies: 65
Views: 2,420
Posted By Hexprone
Aw, sad Gaider is sad. …

Aw, sad Gaider is sad.

http://s12.postimg.org/hhdtzb3gt/sad_gaider.jpg

Also, anybody know how to get a tweet to embed around here?
Forum: General RPG January 23rd, 2016, 20:29
Replies: 55
Views: 1,487
Posted By Hexprone
No, not at all. What he said was that…

No, not at all.

What he said was that old-fashioned RPGs just couldn't get made anymore -- that there wasn't a sufficient market to support RPGs (the lengthy development required by in-depth…
Forum: News Comments January 23rd, 2016, 00:20
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Hexprone
Unfortunately, I have to say that I read with…

Unfortunately, I have to say that I read with interest as far down as the screenshot of the uncanny-valley anime child in lingerie, grimaced, and stopped reading.
Forum: News Comments January 23rd, 2016, 00:04
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Hexprone
My answer to their question is "Yes I do, but…

My answer to their question is "Yes I do, but 'zodiarc' is not an actual word."

I kid. They got my twenty bucks, despite being funded already.
Forum: News Comments January 22nd, 2016, 23:58
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Hexprone
I'm waiting to replay PoE until the second half…

I'm waiting to replay PoE until the second half of the expansion comes out, but I'm very curious about the skill changes -- the Survival skill in particular did feel half-baked at release.

Can…
Forum: General RPG January 22nd, 2016, 23:51
Replies: 55
Views: 1,487
Posted By Hexprone
Of course. But we were speaking in terms of the…

Of course. But we were speaking in terms of the viability of getting the games made, not the scale of profit on a corporate level -- which anyway doesn't necessarily translate into bigger bucks for…
Forum: News Comments January 22nd, 2016, 21:22
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By Hexprone
Is Americana Dawn being made after all? I liked…

Is Americana Dawn being made after all? I liked the look of it, and was sad to see its Kickstarter fail.

A brief google search doesn't turn up any news of a revival -- it was greenlit on Steam but…
Forum: General RPG January 22nd, 2016, 21:15
Replies: 55
Views: 1,487
Posted By Hexprone
Huh. Whether you like or dislike his style,…

Huh.

Whether you like or dislike his style, Gaider is one of the primary forces that pushed writing in RPGs from what it was in the 80s and early 90s to what it is today.

But I often think of…
Forum: Off-Topic January 17th, 2016, 20:45
Replies: 2,248
Views: 155,764
Posted By Hexprone
All forms of pleasure are ideological! …

All forms of pleasure are ideological!

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