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  1. I almost failed out of grad school due to Settlers of Catan. These days I've branched out a lot more. Here are some recent ones: Splendor: a card and bidding based game that sees you as a jewel merchant trying to beat out rivals. Complexity: ++ Setup: ++ Replayability: +++ Colt Express: this game sees you as a character in a train robbery. The novel aspect of this game is the narrative structure and how the game story plays out. Hijinks and shenanigans abound. No game ever plays the same. Really fun. Complexity: +/++ Setup: + Replayability: ++ Sabateur: simple card game about dwarven miners trying to find gold...and the sabateur attempting to stop them. How good is your poker face? Compexity: + Setup: + Replayability: +++ Ticket to Ride: I never ever win this game that styles players as train barons attempting to cover the US or Europe in railroads. Complexity: ++ Setup: + Replayability: +++
  2. My earlier recommendation of the Four Feathers made me want to watch it for the first time in 10 years or so. I retract my recommendation.
  3. " They are sequels in name but they are remakes in spirit, and everything in them is officially sanctioned because it can’t really be any other way. That’s the nature of modern film franchises: market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and remodified until they’re ready for consumption. ... For anyone who dreams of making movies or who is just starting out, the situation at this moment is brutal and inhospitable to art. And the act of simply writing those words fills me with terrible sadness. " I tend to side with Scorsese here. I'm not a big friend to "superhero" films and I find myself resisting their pull even as I see most of them and casually enjoy them at some level.
  4. I'm gonna throw a random movie called The Four Feathers into the mix. It stars Heath Ledger and Kate Hudson and while it's a solid movie with a good story and good actors, the real reason I would consider it one of the greatest adaptations is because the movie is fun but the book is boring as hell. I tried reading the book and gave up it was so boring - something I very rarely do. Check it out. It's an entertaining film. Heath Ledger is castigated for cowardice and spends the rest of the film traveling to...Egypt(?) in an effort to save his friends and regain his honor.
  5. As far as commercials go, 99% of commercials actively make society worse.
  6. Hopped on that AMC A-List membership. 3 movies per week for $23 a month. BLAMMO Now for reviews: Went and saw the new Terminator: Dark Fate and found it to be a decent fun-to-watch action flick. All power to the lady crew. Went back yesterday and saw The Lighthouse. Heavy on Greek mythology and weird as f***; Willem Dafoe and Edward Cullen do a stellar job in this slow-burn-mindf*** of a movie. Beautifully shot in some sort of gray filter, the Eggers make a solid follow-up to their standout horror film, The Witch.
  7. I got into the Horror genre through Cabin in the Woods, but the Babadook kept me there. I recently watched The Witch and It Follows and both were pretty great. Also Us and Get Out. Us was definitely more jumpy but creepy and solid. Get Out was just rad. Any time I want that spinal hair raising creepy feeling I just watch that episode of Dr. Who with the Angels. Don't Blink?
  8. @SinisterDeathyeah dawg, one punch man is great. Started Baki recentlh. You ever watch RE:Zero?
  9. Apparently there's a youtuber that condenses Rogan's podcasts down into much more consumable doses.
  10. Damn that's a lot of youtube lol. Never explored it too much - especially not to Imlad's degree. I mostly just watch sport highlights from the games the day before that I missed or occasionally a lecture of some sort. I'll have to check some of those out - I kind of always assumed youtube was mostly full of popculture bull****, makeup tips, or children posting shoddy song covers. I do love Joe Rogan amd like @SinisterDeath said, he is insanely prolific. I've listened to some fascinating interviews with Jordan Peterson, Forrest Galante, and many more. These days I'm pretty much only consuming Fantasy Footballers podcasts though.
  11. Revisited Ridley's Scott's Robin Hood I don't know how this movie missed the mark so badly.
  12. No dead thread Mafia qt https://www.quicktopic.com/52/H/XGVGfy6DNtB
  13. Dice was voting Nyn before he unvoted. Then he tried to vote Zander.
  14. @dicetosser1 I tried 3 times to make a countdown timer but I couldn't figure it out on my phone. My computer kept freezing too. That's my bad, but I tried to keep it regular with my updates. As for your vote, idk dude, the timestamps were several hours apart between your unvote and revote. I checked on my phone and on my dad's computer. Like you said it wouldn't have mattered, but it annoys me if I got it wrong.
  15. A great pleasure was to give Nyn the role of Barm and Crusher the role of Verbal. Both complained lol
  16. Day dawned with Dragonmount in ruins. Flames coloured the air as smoke drifted over the dream that was Dragonmount 4.0. An insurrection of the furriest order had taken down Jason and his technicolor dream. Verbal and Barmacral looked down at their work and saw it was good. Zander lay dead, draped over a shattered wall, a dagger pinning a note to his back. It read: "With love." Congratulations to Nyn and Crusher for their victory! And congratulations to everyone who stuck with the game to the end - you're all the real heroes!
  17. Illian Tear wasn't aware of his surroundings when the noose slipped over his neck. Never in two lifetimes would he expect violence in this place. No one expects violence in a Stedding. He had passed out at his table with a tankard of ale in hand, drool dribbling from his mouth in a dignified manner. blah blah blah, blah blah, blah. In the end, all it took was one person to lynch the oldest most dignified Ogier at DM. Illian Tear aka Jaimelai, Ogier Elder - and Vanilla Town - has been lynched. It is now Night. Night will end in 24 hours or when all actions have been submitted. SPECIAL MOD NOTE: We're all in this together, team! Until the bitter end!
  18. So the deadline passed AFTER Dice unvoted but before Dice revoted. Thus, the final VC: Vote Count: IT(1) - Nyn That's a lynch (I guess lol)
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