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by Barrier Peaks
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 2
Views: 7982

I'm back!

Seems as if my five years' worth of self-exile from SoCal has ended and I'm back on my home turf. It's funny how things work out.

So... how's everyone been? That is, if anyone here still remembers me...
by Barrier Peaks
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Gen-Con... Who's Going
Replies: 15
Views: 8114

Sure thing. Looks like I'll be manning a booth (location TBD) most of the time, but I'll be available after hours. I'm assuming we'll be arriving on Wednesday afternoon. I'll keep you guys posted.

Gary
by Barrier Peaks
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Gen-Con... Who's Going
Replies: 15
Views: 8114

Better late than never.

After thinking I wasn't going to GenCon, it looks like I'll be there. If any of you folks want to hook up, let me know and we can do so.
by Barrier Peaks
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: The End of the Stars Wars Saga (Edition)
Replies: 39
Views: 18071

D6 Star Wars is still a great game, regardless of the years that have passed since it went out of print. The great thing is that a lot of the books are still available and, aside from a few, relatively inexpensive. I actually picked up the bulk of my D6 SW books at Game Empire many years ago; someon...
by Barrier Peaks
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: The End of the Stars Wars Saga (Edition)
Replies: 39
Views: 18071

Cool, guys. Keep me posted!
by Barrier Peaks
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: The End of the Stars Wars Saga (Edition)
Replies: 39
Views: 18071

If you guys can post an actual play/recap of the scenario, I'd be interested to read it.
by Barrier Peaks
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: The End of the Stars Wars Saga (Edition)
Replies: 39
Views: 18071


[quote="jimmy corrigan"](side note: should i spare a few, or kill /all/ of the pc's in the end as the module suggests? ;D thanks again.)[/quote]
Turn them all to the Dark Side, instead.

by Barrier Peaks
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: The End of the Stars Wars Saga (Edition)
Replies: 39
Views: 18071

[quote="mordraine"]Gary, thanks for your contribution for the best d20 derivative game produced![/quote] Out of all the games I've written for, [i]Star Wars[/i] is the line I've contributed to the most (seven books total, which is about half of those released, plus an installment of the [i]Dawn of ...
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: The End of the Stars Wars Saga (Edition)
Replies: 39
Views: 18071

[quote="devlin1"]Y'know, I was just flipping through [i]Galaxy of Intrigue[/i] the other day, and I was like "Hey, Gary's still writing Saga books! Look at that." Oh, the irony![/quote] [i]Intrigue[/i] was the last book I worked on. After that, the work dried up quite suddenly. Given that it's the ...
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: The End of the Stars Wars Saga (Edition)
Replies: 39
Views: 18071

That it does. It was a good run while it lasted, though.

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by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy Birthday, Barrier Peaks!
Replies: 13
Views: 2440

Of course I remember you. It's been a long time. Nice to see you're still out there doing some kind of gaming!

G
by Barrier Peaks
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy Birthday, Barrier Peaks!
Replies: 13
Views: 2440


[quote="Digital_Boy"]Ocelot! Long time, no see.[/quote]

Seems you have me at a disadvantage, sir! Who are you?

by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Feel Old Yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

I knew I was old when I decided that my son would only ever watch the original editions of the Original Trilogy.

I relented and allowed him to watch the re-mastered Death Star battle, but only because he likes to see the spaceships get blown up.
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy Birthday, Barrier Peaks!
Replies: 13
Views: 2440

Aw, shucks. Thanks, guys. I sure do miss California. As for a Hoth book, I'm sad to report that I may be putting an end to my freelancing for the time being. Not enough hours in the day to keep my day job and family lives afloat in conjunction with the demands that freelance has on me. It's not offi...
by Barrier Peaks
Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: old school gming
Replies: 10
Views: 4121

[quote="Skyman"]In fact entering a room is like a ritual of listen to door, check door for traps, check floor infront of door, check ceiling above door, see if it open out or in, are there any wards, Henchman opens it ajar...you get the picture.[/quote] Ahhhh, the memories! I think I'd prefer to le...
by Barrier Peaks
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What games you playing?
Replies: 25
Views: 26696


[quote="Drew"]Anyone playing Fallout 3? Been thinking about picking that up...[/quote]

I don't have it (yet), though it was on my Christmas list. Lots of folks at work have lots of great things to say about it, which is usually a good indication of whether or not a game is any good.



G

by Barrier Peaks
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy New Years!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2403


[quote="devlin1"]Another guy I kinda know just had a novel published by WotC earlier this year ([i]Devil's Cape[/i], by Rob Rogers). You oughtta getcherself summa that action.[/quote]

A novel? I wouldn't know where to begin with one of those. "It was a dark and stormy night ..."

by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy New Years!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2403

[quote="devlin1"]I'll bet! No joke -- every time Mord and I see a new Saga book with your name on it, we're like, "Hey, check it out -- Gary Astleford! I almost know that guy!"[/quote] *blush* You guys are so sweet to me. [quote="jimmy corrigan"]dude, you should move back down to sd. we can start u...
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy New Years!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2403

[quote="devlin1"]But keep writing more of those sweet, sweet SWSE supplements, please. 19 days until the Clone Wars book comes out! [SIZE="1"](I don't know if you actually worked on that one, but we've dug the ones you [i]have [/i]worked on, so... keep that up!) [/SIZE][/quote] I did contribute to ...
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy New Years!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2403

Happy 2009 to everyone.

I resolve to play more tabletop this year.

G
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What games you playing?
Replies: 25
Views: 26696

My wife gave me Fable 2 and Left 4 Dead (for the 360) for Christmas. I've played L4D a little, but most of my time has been spent on Fable 2 this past week. Prior to that, I was hooked on Grand Theft Auto 4 . I'm sure we've got a Steam account here, but I rarely use it. However, if anyone's on XBox ...
by Barrier Peaks
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Real-Life... *sigh* ...Superheroes
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

So ... which of you guys is going to go looking to join the Artemis National Consortium and don your spandex to make San Diego a better, safer place? Don't forget to register on the World Superhero Registry . Honestly, check the link out. Look at the registry. They've all got photos. Some of the gir...
by Barrier Peaks
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Top RPGs you think others should play
Replies: 26
Views: 7639

[quote="cczernia"]I preferred the revised rules. One element I liked about bashing damage was that guns only did bashing damage to vampires making them much harder to kill.[/quote] Funny, I hated the addition of bashing damage in 3rd edition. Vampires were tough enough as it was, and the rules made...
by Barrier Peaks
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Top RPGs you think others should play
Replies: 26
Views: 7639


[quote="jimmy corrigan"]i'm curious to see what it'd be like to roleplay "seaquest dsv" (even though i've never watched the show). the concept seems so fit for exploration.[/quote]

Except that DSV sucked ass, IMO, and Blue Planet did not. ;-)



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by Barrier Peaks
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Top RPGs you think others should play
Replies: 26
Views: 7639

[quote="mordraine"]Vampire (revised anyway) was probably the best rule-set of all the OWoD games.[/quote] I tend to agree that 2nd edition V:tM was the best of the lot, rules-wise (though everyone inevitably had some problem or another with Thaumaturgy and how it worked). Third edition fixed a few ...
by Barrier Peaks
Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Top RPGs you think others should play
Replies: 26
Views: 7639

I Just Remembered

Wraith: The Oblivion (2nd edition): Probably the best of White Wolf's "forgotten" titles. The second edition cleaned up a lot of the first edition's ambiguities (but when hasn't that been the case with White Wolf?) and added a whole fuckton of clarity. The supplements for the game were, on the whol...
by Barrier Peaks
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: The Random Picture Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 262076

Repent!

Or I'll say "Repent" again!
by Barrier Peaks
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Top RPGs you think others should play
Replies: 26
Views: 7639

Cyberpunk 2020: Stripped of its outdated class system, it's one of the best adaptations of the retro-80's cyberpunk genre. Hollow Earth Expedition: Dinosaurs. Nazis. Dinosaurs eating Nazis. Enough said. Vampire: The Dark Ages: Not to be confused with Dark Ages: Vampire , V:tDA was the game that mad...
by Barrier Peaks
Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Gotetsu Jr.
Replies: 47
Views: 8918

Being a parent is all about being tired.
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Indeed. Happy birthday baby Jebus.

Gary
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: One-Shots
Topic: Star Wars: Rise of the Rebellion
Replies: 2
Views: 8056

So did you guys play? How did it turn out?
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: I dropped out of College to be a 55lvl Tauren Deathknight
Replies: 2
Views: 3403

I haven't played WoW since WAR released; and I haven't played WAR (aside from the playtests at work) since before Thanksgiving. Of course, I offer this information for no other reason than to whine. When your only gaming opportunity is an MMO, and you don't even have the time to play that , it speak...
by Barrier Peaks
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Rattrap Productions
Replies: 8
Views: 2604


[quote="jimmy corrigan"]nice! i imagine you get your stuff at a pretty nice markdown now.[/quote]

Man. Talk about a guy looking for an angle!

by Barrier Peaks
Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: happy birthday, devlin1!
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Happy birthday, bud. Many happy returns and all that jazz.

G
by Barrier Peaks
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: ABC To Remake V
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

I loved "V" as a child. I own the DVDs and I still think it's a great show, all things considered. My knee jerk reaction to this news is largely negative, but I also felt the same way when I heard about the remake of Battlestar Galactica -- and we all know that one turned out to be pretty good. So I...
by Barrier Peaks
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Hey fuckers.
Replies: 31
Views: 4923

[quote="devlin1"]Very cool on both counts. I'm officially a sucker for just about any Saga supplement; they've all been pretty great so far, especially KOTOR. If nothing else, production values are always impressive. I think I prefer SWSE to 4E, to be honest. I'm also a sucker for things written by...
by Barrier Peaks
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Hey fuckers.
Replies: 31
Views: 4923

[quote="devlin1"]I dunno, man -- consider this a prince-and-pauper situation, because writing for SWSE sounds pretty good to me. (BTW, what're you working on?)[/quote] By day, I work on Warhammer Online. At least that's what they tell me when I'm conscious enough to understand spoken language. As f...
by Barrier Peaks
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Hey fuckers.
Replies: 31
Views: 4923


[quote="jimmy corrigan"]just move back to sd. problem solved.[/quote]
This creates an entirely new problem: how to feed my family.



G

by Barrier Peaks
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Hey fuckers.
Replies: 31
Views: 4923

[quote="devlin1"]I don't mean to make you feel bad or nothin', but check this: Saturday night, we started a Star Wars: KOTOR game at, like, 12:30 am, and played until about 4:15. This was after our session of Sundered Skies, which was after about four hours of painting minis. So yes, envy away.[/qu...
by Barrier Peaks
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Hey fuckers.
Replies: 31
Views: 4923

[quote="devlin1"]He means "fuckers" in the nicest way possible, though. It carries the assumption that everyone here is gettin' some.[/quote] I wasn't intending to imply that he was being spiteful; nor did I intend to infer that you guys aren't fuckers (god forbid). On a different note, it appears ...
by Barrier Peaks
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Hey fuckers.
Replies: 31
Views: 4923

I might have posted a "Hey, been a while," thread, but I certainly wouldn't have called you guys "fuckers."

G
by Barrier Peaks
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Hey, Idiot! Still Playing D&D?
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Are you kidding? There are still people who continue to play 1st Edition AD&D. I'm sure we'll have a slew of grognards who won't give up their 3.5 books until they're pried from their cold, dead fingers. Heck, I still won't buy a single nWoD book. My current library is fully functional, not to menti...
by Barrier Peaks
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: FFG Needs RPG Writer/Developer
Replies: 40
Views: 4362

Sorry to hear that, Devlin. Keep trying, it can't hurt. Good for you for calling them, too. The "silent treatment" from publishers is a pain in the neck, and all too often folks don't take them to task with a friendly phone call. Sometimes, all it takes to get on their radar is a phone call or a sto...
by Barrier Peaks
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Boardgames & Java
Topic: Who Wants a Copy?
Replies: 5
Views: 9206

In that case, I think we need to write a board game about clubbing baby seals.
by Barrier Peaks
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Boardgames & Java
Topic: Who Wants a Copy?
Replies: 5
Views: 9206

Who Wants a Copy?

CNN story is here.

Is this amusing? If so, should I feel ashamed that I'm amused?
by Barrier Peaks
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: FFG Needs RPG Writer/Developer
Replies: 40
Views: 4362

So, the job listings at FFG have been revised. No longer are you required to move to Minnesota. They are casting the net a bit wider this time around. I can only assume that the initial response they received to the previous posting was lukewarm. Off-site contractor posting Senior RPG Developer (ful...
by Barrier Peaks
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: FFG Needs RPG Writer/Developer
Replies: 40
Views: 4362

Take it from me, it's not all that glamorous. Freelancing has its up side, but it also takes a lot of work to keep your fingers in the pie. I can't imagine doing it full-time; I enjoy medical benefits and steady pay too much to risk it. If I had no other choice I might take a stab at it, but that wo...
by Barrier Peaks
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: FFG Needs RPG Writer/Developer
Replies: 40
Views: 4362

[quote="BlanchPrez"]Ludicrous is right. Let me see if I understood the site. You have to write 3,000 words a day, Monday through Friday, for a crappy pay, with no benefits, but you have to move to Minnesota [i]and[/i] the best part, you have to provide your own computer! Wow. What a wonderful oppor...
by Barrier Peaks
Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: FFG Needs RPG Writer/Developer
Replies: 40
Views: 4362

That's it: Feign sanity and reason in the face of such a ludicrous opportunity.

:smile:
by Barrier Peaks
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: FFG Needs RPG Writer/Developer
Replies: 40
Views: 4362

Hey, I just figured that at least one of you freaks might be crazy enough to do it, and thought I'd provide the impetus to your insanity. Guess I was wrong.

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