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by Digital_Boy
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: Paging all N. County GURPS players, all 3 of you! :D
Replies: 1
Views: 3087

Bueller?
Bueller?
Bueller?
by Digital_Boy
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: Paging all N. County GURPS players, all 3 of you! :D
Replies: 1
Views: 3087

Paging all N. County GURPS players, all 3 of you! :D

Got a core group of 4 players, but would welcome more, GMs or players welcome. We generally trade off between Banestorm, Traveller: Interstellar Wars and an as yet to be launched Infinite Worlds game. If you've got a preferred game setting you like to run, or an idea you've always wanted to try, we're ready to give it a shot.

We meet Saturdays @5PM in Escondido, in my home near Center City and Felicita, but will be relocating come August as I am changing residences (again) and will most likely need to find a new place to hold the games.
by Digital_Boy
Sat May 22, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Spam: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Topic: Starlost!!
Replies: 10
Views: 7374

[quote="BlanchPrez"]Starlost I don't remember at all, but I have to admit, that's an awesome set-up for a show. I'd be great to see it brought back, given this day of re-imagining. -Chris[/quote] I downloaded the entire 1st (and only) season of Starlost after seeing this thread, and I have to agree...
by Digital_Boy
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: A Day That Will Live In Infamy
Replies: 9
Views: 2027


[quote="mordraine"]It's a drag to be in Irvine for my birthday (no offense Irvine, but I'm a San Diegan), but it's nice to receive all those well wishes! Thanks guys![/quote]

Don't worry about offending Irvine. Irvine is a hellhole. It's an HOA with a police force.

by Digital_Boy
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Guess that RPG!
Replies: 103
Views: 37484

ah, I'd never heard of Chi-Chian, but I did find a broken link to a SWF on SyFy's webpage mentioning that name.
by Digital_Boy
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Guess that RPG!
Replies: 103
Views: 37484

#2: Diaspora?
#3 no clue

---------------- Now playing: Bonobo - Pilote - Turtle (Bonobo Mix) via FoxyTunes
by Digital_Boy
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: Guess that RPG!
Replies: 103
Views: 37484

Tékumel: Empire of the Petal Throne, but I wiki-googled it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_of_the_Petal_Throne

---------------- Now playing: BT - Satellite via FoxyTunes
by Digital_Boy
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Demon Hunter Chart
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

*scratches head, raises eyebrow quizzically*


---------------- Now playing: Hank Williams III - Satan Is Real-Straight To Hell (Medley) via FoxyTunes
by Digital_Boy
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Interesting mod for the Crytek Engine - Monkey Island 2 - Le Chuck's Revenge
Replies: 1
Views: 5613

Interesting mod for the Crytek Engine - Monkey Island 2 - Le Chuck's Revenge

Still in progress, but it looks pretty awesome, though I'm not sure how Monkey Island would fare as an FPS. :D

http://www.gossipgamers.com/monkey-isla ... ngine-mod/
by Digital_Boy
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Dragonlance: That Animated Movie
Replies: 12
Views: 7951


[quote="Gotetsu"]I downloaded a torrent of it and I still want my money back.[/quote]

The proper quote is "I want my bandwidth back!"

by Digital_Boy
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: As If Hollywood Hadn't Already Pissed Me Off . . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Yeah, if you've read the Watchmen comic, Jackie Earle Haley portrayed a very, VERY convincing Rorschach.

I never really got into the Nightmare On Elm Street movies, only ever saw the first one start to finish, but I do believe Mr. Haley could handle the role of Freddy Krueger.
by Digital_Boy
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Take an 8 bit trip
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Take an 8 bit trip

by Digital_Boy
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mini District 9 review (no/minimal spoilers)
Replies: 0
Views: 2734

Mini District 9 review (no/minimal spoilers)

First, I'll address the issue that this is merely "Alien Nation" warmed over and given a fresh coat of CGI paint; it's not. It bears some superficial resemblances to Alien Nation, inasmuch as there is a mothership that comes to rest over a major city, and the aliens are in a wretched state and subsequently become an outcast class that is barely tolerated by the local human populace. Aside from that, District 9 takes it's own path and tells a much different story.

The CGI work with the aliens, aka "prawns", is astounding in that you think they're extremely complicated models at first. The shading and fluidity of motion is that good.

The pacing is spot on, giving a good mix of action and dialog and plot moving scenes. There are a couple of instances where you simply go "what?" at some of the supporting character's actions and motives, but it's not so jarring that it detracts from the overall experience.

The technology shown won't be a huge surprise to anyone who's even a casual science fiction buff, and the technobabble is all but nonexistent. It's a good portrayal of a lower technology culture struggling to understand devices that are 100's of years ahead of their own.

Finally, the ending of the film left the door wide open for a sequel, which I feel this movie almost demands. There's still more story yet to tell.

For the hard core sci-fi nerd, you'll want to see this at least twice on the big screen, I know I do. For the more mainstream action fan, it's also a solid hit. Definitely will make Neill Blomkamp's name known in Hollywood, if not a household name.
by Digital_Boy
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Spam: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Topic: Good news, everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

What, it wasn't about the Finglonger? :(

lol
by Digital_Boy
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Alabama reaches new low...
Replies: 2
Views: 885

In other news, the vineyard that makes this wine could not have paid for advertising like this in a million years. Thus the fundamentalist smacktards in AL have helped ensure that they will still stay in business.
by Digital_Boy
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Debate
Topic: How dare they...
Replies: 8
Views: 5930

What was it?
by Digital_Boy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: How Many Books do You Take to a Game?
Replies: 10
Views: 3564

Then let us not forget the drinks/snacks that you generally bring with you, unless you're a mooch.:nono:

That's a lot of weight that's also very awkwardly distributed.
by Digital_Boy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: How Many Books do You Take to a Game?
Replies: 10
Views: 3564

In my own case, since I generally play GURPS exclusively, I tend to bring only the applicable books that are needed for the game, i.e. if we're playing a Banestorm game, I'll bring the Basic books, Banestorm, Fantasy, Magic and whatever other sourcebooks happen to be applicable.

That is a downside to the flexibility of the GURPS system: you need a bazillion books. The other major downside to GURPS is the layout of some reference material, e.g. you read about a skill modifier and it refers you to a page in another book.
by Digital_Boy
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Hmm... not that I was ever gonna buy a Kindle anyway, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

I like the hardware capabilities of the new Kindle big screen, as having my entire GURPS book collection in PDF on a screen that can display the artwork and text without compromising legibility and being able to search for key terms is nice.

Don't get me wrong, I love dead tree editions too, but when you're lugging around 20+lbs of books to a game, the thought of swapping that with a 1 or 2 lb e-reader that can carry everything is a boon.

What's needed is a Kindle type e-reader minus Amazon's intrusiveness.
by Digital_Boy
Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

[quote="jimmy corrigan"]that is pretty rad! you wouldn't ever need to go to a junkyard again. i saw a similar machine on the teevee about five years back (or more), and the technology has come a long way.[/quote] The scanners should get cheap enough to be within the price range of the middle class ...
by Digital_Boy
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
Replies: 5
Views: 1082


[quote="devlin1"]So I can finally make my own dice?[/quote]

Yeah, pretty much. I think they'd be very expensive dice though.

by Digital_Boy
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Yeah, I saw that too. Frigging awesome, and the scanner is pretty damn cheap for what it can do. Give it another couple of years and you'll start seeing them in the hundreds of dollars range, and in the hands of hobbyists. :D
by Digital_Boy
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy Birthday, Barrier Peaks!
Replies: 13
Views: 1706


[quote="Barrier Peaks"]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[/quote]


I was a bit surprised when I saw your name pop up.

by Digital_Boy
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy Birthday, Barrier Peaks!
Replies: 13
Views: 1706


[quote="Barrier Peaks"]Seems you have me at a disadvantage, sir! Who are you?[/quote]

I used to go by the moniker "Zaphod Beeblebrox". Or you can call me Terry. :D

by Digital_Boy
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Happy Birthday, Barrier Peaks!
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Ocelot! Long time, no see.
by Digital_Boy
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Spam: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Topic: New Aliens movie
Replies: 15
Views: 4299


[quote="Count Zero"]
The Road

Moon

Surrogates

9

District 9


[/quote]


Damn, you just summarized my summer "must sees" movie list. :D

by Digital_Boy
Tue May 26, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: star trek
Replies: 35
Views: 15149


[quote="mrlost"]As far as unexplained plot holes, one niggling detail that bothered me in an otherwise (to my mind) flawless film: why does a mining beam jam subspace communications?[/quote]

And transporters too.

by Digital_Boy
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Best Bar.
Replies: 18
Views: 10897

[quote="ekomega"]That particular strip mall has Green Tea House, a chinese hot pot place, a Tapioca Express, Yogurt World AND Tofu House (one of the best places in San Diego), besides O'Brien's. It may be the best food/drink strip mall in the universe, and I highly recommend every shop in there. Pa...
by Digital_Boy
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Best Italian
Replies: 20
Views: 9518

your comment about Kaga Sushi piqued my interest. Do tell, what are their discriminatory practices? Do they only tend to serve the Japanese community here in San Diego or what?
by Digital_Boy
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: HyphenCon
Topic: Transhuman Space: Resolutions Inc.
Replies: 2
Views: 3696

hmmmmmmmmm. one shot or a regular campaign?
by Digital_Boy
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Spam: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Topic: Smeg, they're back
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!
by Digital_Boy
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: DnD 3.0 and 3.5 clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 10300

Wait. Do Or Dice is closed?!

Crap. I used to shop there for miniatures.

*looks for a 40 to pour out*
by Digital_Boy
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: Star Trek RPG
Replies: 6
Views: 4404

not a star trek game, but I do run a GURPS Traveller Interstellar Wars game with a group of 5 total. We also cycle through a set of GURPS Banestorm campaigns that the other players run as well.

Mine is not a 100% by the book Traveller IW game, since a lot of the assumptions about technology and their social impact on society were much much different in the early 70's when the original Traveller game came out. I try to strike a balance between a somewhat cinematic campaign while keeping the science and technology believable and realistic.
by Digital_Boy
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Debate
Topic: Pot will save California
Replies: 7
Views: 5193

[quote="ekomega"]It sounds like win-win for CA. You get all these new taxes, and you also save money on jails and courts and police. It's great. But once the drug becomes legal, the price will fall through the floor. And then all that tax money will be gone. Besides that, it will only encourage and...
by Digital_Boy
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: WoW intervention
Replies: 4
Views: 7186

gone again. :sly:
by Digital_Boy
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: GURPS, in Mira Mesa area.
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Le sigh. I'll ask around at the sci-fi meetup group and see if anyone is interested.
by Digital_Boy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: GURPS, in Mira Mesa area.
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

For Banestorm, talk to Mongo. The point totals I PM'ed you were in regards to the Traveller campaign, which is the one I'm GM'ing. I'm a mere PC in the Banestorm campaigns, so any rules/regs I might give you would be secondhand. Best to get it straight from the GM himself.
by Digital_Boy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: GURPS, in Mira Mesa area.
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

[quote="Dragonmaster Zoc"]My original idea was to play a highly skilled character from our world so, when he arrived in Yrth, almost all of his knowledge was wiped out by those wizards who protect the populace from technology. This would leave him with amnesia, and culturally unfamiliar with the wo...
by Digital_Boy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: GURPS, in Mira Mesa area.
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Zoc, IMO you're overthinking things a little bit.

Try this: come up with a character concept for a fantasy setting and/or one for a sci-fi setting, write down all the abilities you'd need to effectively create this character, then start trimming it down to fit the point limits that I PM'ed to you. When you've got a good idea of what you want your character to be, give it to us and we can vet the character to make sure the point totals are correct, and maybe find a combo of advantages/disads/spells that would give you what you want at a lower point cost or higher ability level.

My advice would be to stick to one or two basic core specialties and not try to be an "All In One Wonder" who can do a whole list of things half assed, but instead does a few things well. As GM's, our role is to tell a story and guide the game, and if you decide that you want to take your character in a whole new direction, we'll work with you. We might make you go on an epic quest to get the powers/abilities/artifact that you need to do this with, but we're not here to piss on your parade. Mind you this is with the caveat that we won't let you become so all powerful that you tilt the balance of the game.
by Digital_Boy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: GURPS, in Mira Mesa area.
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Traveller Interstellar Wars is 4E, everything else in GURPS Traveller is still 3E. Or we can run Banestorm, since the party is docked in Megalos for a couple of weeks before setting sail for Sahud.
by Digital_Boy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: GURPS, in Mira Mesa area.
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Just your friendly neighborhood Digital Boy swinging by.

Dragonmaster, like Mongo has pointed out, I'm not running a strict, by the book Traveller Interstellar Wars campaign. The IW book is there for flavor/background/historical reference. I freely mix elements of cyberpunk, hard SF (think Niven's Known Space and Man-Kzin Wars flavor), and allow most everything of appropriate tech level from Ultratech and Biotech.

Like has been said, the backstory provides good reference points to start a campaign, but I'm not tying myself to it dogmatically.

As for running a prepackaged module (to use the D&D term), no the vast majority of gameplay is grown in the fertile soil of our demented little minds. :D Though I, being a first time GM, wouldn't mind running a canned Traveller IW adventure or two just so I'm not having to grind NPC's, loot, and so forth and concentrate more on telling and advancing the story.

The rest has already been covered by mongo. there are 5 people total (one of whom plays via video conference for now, since he had to relocate for personal reasons and is working on returning to San Diego), 4 of whom GM their own games, and switch off when they start to burn out or run out of ideas, and a new face or two would be welcome.
by Digital_Boy
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Spam: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Topic: Dr Who cartoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Interesting fan movie, or clips thereof. The animation is decent, but not up to the standards of an animation house like Gainax, Bones, Madhouse or Production I.G., but good for a fan made effort.

Not knocking this British dude for his efforts, but his animation talent is a long way off from A list material.

If you want to see what a truly gifted solo animator can turn out, check out these two titles:

Voices of a Distant Star (Hoshi No Koe), by Makoto Shinkai. Done on a Mac with off the shelf software. I believe he now works for one of the major studios, and has put out 2 feature length fims since doing

Pale Cocoon by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, also done on a Mac in a home studio. He founded Studio Rikka, and is currently producing a sci-fi series called The Time of Eve (Eve No Jikan).
by Digital_Boy
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Gamers Wanted
Topic: GURPS, in Mira Mesa area.
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Indeed. Mongo and another gent who doesn't frequent RPG-San Diego run alternating Banestorm campaigns, and I opted for some good ol' high-tech high jinks in the fun-lovin' aftermath immediately following the fall of the Ziru Sirka, aka the Grand Empire Of The Stars.

We've got lasers, powered armor, runaway psionics, space pirates (arrrrrrrrr, mateys!), space marines (no, not the Warhammer 40K variety) and much, much more. Buahahahahahaha!

If you've got a hankering to get your Tech Level 10+ groove on, the recruiting table is over there on the left!!
by Digital_Boy
Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: RPG Discussion
Topic: RPG Meetup Chat
Replies: 19
Views: 7543

whee, one I actually have advance notice of!
by Digital_Boy
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Need help finding sci-fi miniatures.
Replies: 1
Views: 3473

Need help finding sci-fi miniatures.

I'm starting a GURPS space campaign, and I'd like to get some recommendations for prepainted miniatures to use for combat sequences.

I'm looking mainly for futuristic military figures, both humans and power suits and vehicles.

I already know about AT-43 and Warhammer 40K. The human squads are pretty close to what I am looking for, and *some* of the Warhammer 40K vehicles fit in with how I envision the look and feel of the campaign (a moderately modified version of the GURPS version of the Traveller Interstellar Wars era), but was wondering what other systems are out there.

thanks
by Digital_Boy
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Spam
Topic: Why The Moon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1007


[quote="Cthulhu"]:word:Seriously. We could have done the Apollo missions 6 more times for the cost of the current war.[/quote]



Or had the ISS up and running fully and ready to serve as a stepping stone for building a lunar colony.

by Digital_Boy
Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Spam: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Topic: Steam Trek
Replies: 11
Views: 3405

[quote="Drew"]Yeah, this could be an actual still from an episode. I remember one episode where Spock had to make something high tech from old west tech. Or was that Next Gen and Data? Whatever. I have some really cool steam punk 3d models that I've been itching to use![/quote] City on the Edge of ...
by Digital_Boy
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Spam: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Topic: Ever closer, William Gibson, ever closer...
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

probably a heart/lung machine. that would be hellish hooked into that for 100+ days.

though I wonder if pig hearts could be stripped and used as frameworks for stem cell therapy treatments like this? would alleviate a lot of suffering and people dying from waiting for donor organs.
by Digital_Boy
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: We Approved All This Money To Help You Out . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

The bail out was originally intended for the banking/mortgage industry, and not the auto industry. I think the whole bailout, in general, is a bad idea and sets a bad precedent.

Concerning the UAW and the big 3 automakers, bailing them out would be the worst thing that could happen. They need to go into bankruptcy so they can reorganize and rid themselves of the UAW.

Yes, this means that a lot of people will be jobless in the near term, but quite honestly, the UAW is so out of touch with reality and their demands for pay and benefits is bleeding any competitiveness out of Detroit. When you have someone with a high school education making $29/hour to start, and getting a guaranteed 40 hours per week to sit on their ass at home if their plant runs out of work is insane. It adds $2K to the cost of each and every car that rolls off the line to pay for that and retiree benefits and pensions, medical, etc. $2K that Toyota, BMW, Nissan, Honda and company don't have to compensate for with their non UAW workers.

By bailing them out, you'd be pissing that $25B (or however much it is they're asking for) down the drain and prolonging the agony, since they'll need another bailout when they burn through that money.

And, it also helps if you're not begging Congress and the Senate for billions of dollars while toddling between Detroit and DC in your multimillion dollar private jets.