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    RIP Harlan Ellison

    Fans of sci fi, dark future, psychological horror and just general weirdness really should not miss out on this man's stories (fiction) Fans of literary culture and peculiar social issues really should not miss out on his non fiction editorials and op ed pieces. I disagreed with him about a lot of things but it was always zesty and always interesting. His references are all over gaming fluff if you watch for it.
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    Tuesday 7/3 - Ordo Game Night at WOW

    I'd love to hit up some boardgames!
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    Puzzle Games

    I've always loved a well executed puzzle within a video game. For games like Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider and others the puzzles including bosses that are essentially puzzles they really make the game. Recently I've acquired a swathe of games that are distilled down to the puzzle element. It's all I'm really playing right now. On current rotation are Talos Principle, The Witness, Qbeh, Haven Moon, The Bridge, Oxenfree. Others on the queue that I haven't started yet include: Braid, Obduction, Limbo, Inside and Hue. Probably more that I'm forgetting. If you like puzzles I think that you are spoiled for choice right now. I'm curious if anyone has a favorite.
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    Tuesday 6/19 - Ordo Game Night at WOW

    Curses. I got called in. See y'all next hopefullyu
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    Tuesday 6/19 - Ordo Game Night at WOW

    I'm thinking five-ish for board games and/or beers.
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    Tuesday 6/12 - Ordo Game Night at WOW

    Great to see everyone again!
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    Tuesday 6/12 - Ordo Game Night at WOW

    I'll come for board game love and foot rubs.
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    The Death Knights of Khorne

    Nice palette. I always appreciate armies that break away from familiar primary color schemes.
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    Dudemans?

    Nice squads. Props on the competent photography.
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    Battletech!

    Does anyone know if you can use a game controller or is it mouse and keyboard only?
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    Small buisness Owners

    LightSpeed, OpenOffice, Photoshop, Ebay, Amazon, VideoGamesPriceCharting, MGTGoldfish, PlayAsia, Etsy, Alibaba, ESnipe
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    Tuesday 5/29

    I'm into some board games if that's going on.
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    How do other people remember their passwords?

    I like to use 'Incorrect' that way the bot just tells me the password no matter what I type in.
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    H: $$$ W: Your Unused Miniatures

    Ditto, ditto and Curley. The only way I sell figures anymore.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Breath of the Wild is awesome for (relatively) casual open world. Splatoon 2, Super Bomberman, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Wonderboy 3, The Binding of Isaac, Cave Story, Blaster Master Zero
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    "Bulk" Airbrush Cleaner?

    Like an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner?
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    Help! I can't remember the name of a game

    What is the average annual rainfall in the Amazon basin?
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    I'm Bored, entertain me!

    Oh, also for the record Martin Shkreli 'was voluntarily entangled with' the Wu Tang. Action. Reaction.
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    I'm Bored, entertain me!

    Buzzfeed printed a version of the story about how an actress from the television program Smallville was recently arrested for her association with a human trafficking ring. The elected to use Comic Sans for the headline. I was troubled for a moment but then decided that it was probably the correct choice... all factors considered.
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    I'm Bored, entertain me!

    I have an acute allergy to elevators. My doctor said I should take steps to avoid them.
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    Dragon's Dogma Dark Arrisen (PS4)

    It's a great game with a lot of innovative features. I think it's a good sign for the future. I recommend it.
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    PC / Windoze - workstation costs?

    I would not personally suggest trying to drastically cut costs on gear. Get a good value to be sure but a reliable network with some redundancy is worth the cost. Same goes for support. Our business tried a few options for a POS network and went bottom barrel to start... it definitely did not save money over the course of time.
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    3/6/18 Tuesday Game Night at WOW

    Hey all, I cannot make it to game night but I do have some stuff for WOW (or for any interested member) would anyone driving down from vancouver want to pick it up tomorrow? It's one box of rule books (mostly privateer press) and one box of hobby supplies. Whoever volunteers can dictate what happens to them. Thanks. 3708 p st, Vancouver. 3606953724
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    Elex

    This is the eighth (I think) title from Pirhana Bytes Studios who produced Gothic, Arcania and Risen. Their games all have a characteristic look, feel and structure. This is their first foray into dark future sci fi. It's an action adventure game in the third person. These games all feature a main character who is essentially stripped of all possessions and powers by some convenient plot device and basically left to die in some hostile backwater. This isn't exactly original but it's handled well in this game. At least you don't literally have amnesia. The graphics are comparable to recent elder scrolls and fallout titles. Perhaps a little more in the way of caricature. There is a nice array of gear, skills abilities... again, comparable to those games. The map is similar but features a focus on very high highs and low lows. Your character makes use of a jet pack and the maps make sure to utilize it to full effect. You need to practice hitting jump jets to avoid falling damage. Lots of other stuff that could be compared with other games. Companions, guilds, quests, side quests, lots of extra background for those who with the patience to sit through dialogue sequences, read notes and listen to audio samples scattered about. The story is actually pretty compelling. Things that make the game unique, at least for me; The guild factions are handled with above average attention. Most quests of any consequence are not simple and do not yield simple rewards. You earn the standards of cash, gear, esteem and quest tree options but you also burn bridges, create enemies, lose items and even lose attributes on occasion. If you do quests randomly or fail to pay attention your total character development will suffer a lot and you may even break the main quest line. Even while paying careful attention it will often prove impossible to complete certain tasks completely or optimally because every decision can potentially count against you and deny you future possibility. The combat is pretty tough. All missile weapons have limited ammunition and its difficult to keep it consistently replenished. Melee features follow through delay and cool downs so you cannot button mash your way to victory. You can barely fight anything when you start and many monsters will be next to impossible for the majority of the game. Lots of fights require trickery. Higher levels tend to open strategic options more than simply giving you the brute force to over power opponents. If you find a lot of action rpg's too easy or too boring combat wise I think you will appreciate this difference. The AI is sometimes impressively strong but not always. The companion characters are a lot of fun. They all have a back story and goals of their own. They are all sometimes useful and sometimes harmful. Some of the funniest sequences involve them saying stupid things and spoiling your dialogue sequence, costing you a quest. You have to learn to use each one and not simply run them autopilot. One in particular will graze you with friendly fire a lot if you don't make the effort to coordinate. The skills, equipment and abilities are managed well. You don't get a lot of good loot for free. It feels like a real accomplishment when you get an upgrade. You can find rare items but cannot use them until you have leveled certain stats and skills. There are a few common PC game warts but they didn't impede my enjoyment. Certain animations are stiff and awkward. Not every environmental effect is top notch... minor things I think considering how many things this game gets right.
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    Elex

    I like it a lot.
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