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by Wrathbone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333395

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Dafuq? I pay £35 for 200meg from virgin! You need to bitch more when you call them up ;) But how? Our monthly bill has always been £50 or thereabouts. Only a few days after we told them we were leaving, they emailed me saying they had boosted our connection from 100mb to 132mb free of charge. I’ve ...
by Wrathbone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Midnight Suns - Marvel meets XCOM, out March 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: Midnight Suns - Marvel meets XCOM, out March 2022

It sounds like someone made a sensible pitch for XCOM with superheroes, then someone else who thinks they’re Joss Whedon came and ruined it.
by Wrathbone
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 1339
Views: 322517

Re: Currently Playing

I've just finished Pentiment , which I'm not entirely sure how to classify. I suppose it's a point-n-click adventure game, but that almost feels like a disservice as it's more of a history generator (which also delves deeply into real-world history). The story you weave throughout the game is rich a...
by Wrathbone
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: The Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 2929

Re: The Watch

Well, put it like this, S2 Witcher would be like making a new, edgier Lord of the Rings, and instead of accompanying Frodo to Lothlorien and beyond, Merry and Pippin are now killed off in the first act by Farmer Maggot for stealing vegetables. Also, Frodo and Sam now hate each other for 'reasons', ...
by Wrathbone
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: The Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 2929

Re: The Watch

Yep, sorry, I've not helped there. :lol: But I think there's an interesting wider discussion to be had on adaptations. I broadly agree that sticking to the source material where appropriate is best, but I've seen plenty of criticism (some here but mainly elsewhere) along those lines targeted at the ...
by Wrathbone
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Midnight Suns - Marvel meets XCOM, out March 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: Midnight Suns - Marvel meets XCOM, out March 2022

I'm in a similar boat. I love XCOM 2, I love Marvel stuff and am intrigued by the idea of a superhero social sim. But I don't want them evenly split in the same game.

To quote Ron Swanson, don't half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.
by Wrathbone
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: The Watch
Replies: 25
Views: 2929

Re: The Watch

I stopped watching Rings of Power after about 4 episodes. None of it made any sense in relation to Tolkien's work. Sorry, but I can't agree with that. Outside of a couple of weird choices and permitting that some things that appear to contradict established things in Middle Earth are unresolved in ...
by Wrathbone
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Twitter, the shitshow that keeps on delivering
Replies: 37
Views: 823

Re: Twitter, the shitshow that keeps on delivering

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-63796832 But… why ? Even if Twitter has no staff left to enforce the policy, simply having the policy does no harm and makes it easy to deal with the worst cases of misinformation being spread. The police don’t have the resources to solve most burglaries, but ma...
by Wrathbone
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 102 thread - for things you love or just having a bloody good praise!
Replies: 396
Views: 95597

Re: The Room 102 thread - for things you love or just having a bloody good praise!

I’ve always considered Colman’s mustard an institution - a condiment where the brand name is worth it. But when I saw that Asda do their own brand English mustard at 60p for 180g compared to Colman’s £1.75 for 100g, I decided to take a punt. Good god. This stuff is lethal! Even a small amount is lik...
by Wrathbone
Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Jhe Jiant Jpegs & Jiffs Jhread
Replies: 563
Views: 172673

Re: Jhe Jiant Jpegs & Jiffs Jhread

Who could forget the scene in ROTJ when the Undead Mouse Queen and ginger-perm Bruce Willis devour a banquet consisting entirely of eggs at the Wish.com Vader helmet cosplay convention?
by Wrathbone
Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 1762
Views: 374006

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

I’ve not seen the episode, but I’m sure it’s one that my dad mentioned to me recently. He’s very much a no-nonsense person, content for people to live however they want but with no interest in understanding lifestyles outside his own immediate experience. And yet he told me about this episode he’d w...
by Wrathbone
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: D&D Campaign 2: D&D Harder
Replies: 177
Views: 5882

Re: D&D Campaign 2: D&D Harder

I think I've got the hang of how to properly handle dynamic lighting in Roll20 now, with darkvision applied to Dharnon and Opus. The question is how to handle Farley and Corvus in unlit areas. By default, would you use torches or magic, or perhaps some other means? I'm thinking rather than just havi...
by Wrathbone
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: D&D Campaign 2: D&D Harder
Replies: 177
Views: 5882

Re: D&D Campaign 2: D&D Harder

Mantis wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:51 am
yes you do still have to roll bat dung between your palms to cast a fireball.
When you consider how many fireballs Korvak fired off and how few hand-washing opportunities there were, it's easy to see why his charisma checks were so disastrous. :lol:
by Wrathbone
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: D&D Campaign 2: D&D Harder
Replies: 177
Views: 5882

Re: D&D Campaign 2: D&D Harder

For Bard spells I think they are cast using spoken words or music so normal rules don't really apply? It depends on the spell. Each spell will have one or more of V, S and M listed against them, referring to whether the spell involves Vocal components, Somatic components (i.e. hand waving, etc) or ...
by Wrathbone
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: D&D Campaign 2: D&D Harder
Replies: 177
Views: 5882

Re: D&D Campaign 2: D&D Harder

Something I forgot to bring up last night and one thing I sorta did but didn't elaborate on. Are we sticking with the same rules regarding spell components that we did in the other two campaigns? What about spell focuses, as they're used to remove the component cost (unless a component has a specif...