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Creation Date: March 1st, 2010 07:15 PM
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Musings of a Knight of the Imperium.
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In Moot Member Blogs Beating a dead horse. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #98 New February 19th, 2017 03:07 AM
George Lucas reminded me of why film was not a good fit for my interests;

Nearly all commercial media today is psychologically engineered to inspire and warn. The days of someone writing something like "Treasure Island" or "A Christmas Carol" or any other pre 20th century title you can think of (before the big revolution in human behavioral science) are over.

Every time I see a situational comedy, every time I see a police drama with various subplots ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Great Gaming Moments Chapter 2 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #97 New February 15th, 2017 07:45 PM

Novologic's "Joint Operations; Armored Fist" server.

Twin Islands map. JO side (Americans, Brits, Germans ... the usual), near Base A, or the most southerly base on the JO island, with a beachead that just out towards the "Rebels" map (Indonesian Islamic fundamentalists in this game).

During the game's height this location always saw a lot of action, even when JO side was pushing hard on the rebels to take their coastal base. For the time NOVALOGIC's Joint Operations' game was ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Great Gaming Moments Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #96 New February 14th, 2017 01:31 AM
Thief Deadly Shadows; The Cradle

So Thief 3 wasn't that great a game. As computer games expanded into the platform "video" game market, Thief 3 was ported to one or more of the consoles hoping to rope in the dumb-@$$ gamer who liked side scrollers, mindless action trash like Batman Arkham or sports junk. If I sound dismissive and perhaps angry about it, well, it's because I am.

Thief was essentially a solo D&D adventure where you actually had to use skill and think your way through an e ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Renting out my condo and writing for Paizo? Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #95 New February 12th, 2017 01:51 AM
Eh, I've griped enough to everyone about everything.

Like I say, eventually I'm just going to stop coming here and posting altogether. When that happens, for whatever reason (assuming nature has taken its course with my life), do NOT list me as a missing friend.

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In Moot Member Blogs Crusher Joe, the original Traveller movie. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #94 New February 8th, 2017 10:17 AM
In my attempts to find more adult oriented scifi that was not aimed at kids or teenagers, I tended to come across a lot of anime in the 80s. One film that my friends pointed me towards was "Crusher Joe".

"Crusher Joe", they said, "was just like Traveller". Eh, sure. It actually is after a fashion. Imagine if mag mag mag (our local Japanese Traveller artist here) took his artistic skills and applied them to a Traveller TV series. We might get somet ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs D&D scare Traveller style Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #93 New February 8th, 2017 05:25 AM
So, back in 1985 or 86 ... maybe 1987, Marc G. one of my gaming partners, point blank asked me "Wouldn't you like to do the things we do in Traveller?" or words to that effect.

To which I somewhat nervously replied an emphatic "No!" I was nervous not because he had discovered some deep, dark, homicidal hidden desire on my part, but that anyone would come up with such a suggestion of going into a town and shooting up the place (as occasionally happened when tracking bad guys or being chased ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs The Great Star Wars fan film what never was. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #92 New February 6th, 2017 05:36 AM
I was contacted by an IMDB user who claimed to be this person;

Who starred in these films;

As this character;

Who wanted to make a Star Wars fan film, but was afraid of getting sued by this company;

Where over the last several months I ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Ignorance, gaming, science and stupidity Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #91 New February 4th, 2017 02:14 AM
Way back in 1983 or in the early 1980s sometime, I was with a friend (Mike) who was a fundamentalist catholic at another friend's house (let's call him Sam) who had a modem for his 286 with a monochrome Hercules monitor. It was an old "stick the receiver here" modem (2400 bps? I can't remember).

And Sam dials up this heavy metal computer with that kind of early 80s "satanic" theme going on there. Sam and Mike had both bragged about how they visited this server and trashed (flame war) the ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs I will not be writing for games afterall. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #90 New January 25th, 2017 06:12 PM
After getting some legal advice from more than one source, I've decided not to write after all.

All I wanted to do was to write for Traveller as a side while I tried to pursue a career as a local small time film maker. But, regrettably, this has not panned out for the afore mentioned personal drama.

I wanted to write for Traveller because it was the system I knew best and had the most affection for.

I understand Traveller a great deal better than I ever did as a young teenaged gamer, ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Carrie Fisher Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #89 New December 28th, 2016 11:41 PM
So, it seems like the older we get, the older everyone else does as well. I remember my martial arts instructor from when I was in high school. When I saw him again after many years absence, the dude had no changed one iota. But I guess "movie stars" do change.

I'm not sure what to say about her. And for someone who made veiled promises of closing his blog, I feel like an idiot to keep making entries ... I'm just not sure what to say about her. I liked her performances. My hormones did ...More Read More
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