Friday, February 26, 2016

Public Domain Fast Food

Normally do a regular post, but started a thread instead.

The goal of this thread is to make fake restaurants and food chains that can be used in your modern/cyberpunk/future/post apocalyptic games.

A Rough Template

Instead of:
Called:
Theme:
Other Notes:

The thread is below.

Public Domain Fast Food Link

Contribute and enjoy and we all will all get stuff out of it that we can use. :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rpgcircus Podcast and I.

http://www.rpgcircus.com/node/258

I was just on it yesterday and it was a blast.

throwing the link out there for all of your enjoyment. :)

Monday, February 22, 2016

A Totally Different let's play - Space Janitor's of Fate

http://www.twitch.tv/rpglory/v/48870913

With a couple of our players not available for the drevrpg game, Brad offered his services and we started building for a fate game in space.

here is the results. :)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Childhood Television memories - Part 3 - Life after cable - Live Action Shows


During these period, there were a number of live shows I got interested in and they led somewhere.

So here's the next list.


A-Team



Airwolf



The Golden Girls



Hard Time on Planet Earth (because of course you want the villain from karate kid as the hero...seriously would love a remake). :D



The Highwayman



Knight Rider (fun fact...me and a friend rewatched the series until goliath showed up and then immediately lost interest) :p



Macgyver



Mr. Belvedere



Murder She Wrote



Perfect Strangers



Canadian Content:


The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson



The Beachcombers



Fred Penners Place



Four on the Floor



Hangin' In



The Littlest Hobo



Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show



British Shows


Blackadder



Maid Marian and Her Merry Men



Show I never knew existed until after cable.

Giligan's Island



next time, we hit the 90's and how it brought out the best and worst tv. :D

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Childhood Television memories - Part 2 - Life after cable - animated shows

The next stage of my life was when we finally could afford cable.

it's also when I was introduced to many new things, as well as being driven from the tv because I got up too early.

It also when a few fan favourites occurred.  A lot of these were a lot more mainstream, but it's part of the fun.

This was also the era where I started really dipping my toes into anime.  Like many, it started with Robotech (although the argument could be made for G-Force and Thunderbirds 2086), and slowly, but surely I began to learn about the new style of animation.

The all New Popeye Show


Beetlejuice



Belle and Sebastian


Captain N: The Game Master



C.O.P.S.


Count Duckula


Dino-Riders



Dungeons and Dragons


Galaxy High School



GI Joe


Gummi Bears


Kidd Video (easily the worst thing we found on tv at the time).


M.A.S.K.



Masters of the Universe


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



Transformers



The Real Ghostbusters






Thundercats



Visionaries



early shows I was unaware of until I got cable

The Jetson's


Anime


Astroboy



Bubblegum Crisis


Kimba the White Lion



Robotech


Canadian Content


Babar



The Raccoons





Thursday, February 4, 2016

Star Wars : Rebels vs the Force Awakens: Rey vs Ezra

I good friend of mine came by one day and ask me a question:

Is Rey a Mary Sue character?

We then ended up in a 3 hour conversation where we discussed, the star wars trilogy, droids (one of my most favorite cartoons of the 80s as shown by my "was c-3p0 a hero" article), marvel superheros, the prequels and finally Star Wars: Rebels.

My good friend had never seen it before, so I sat down and watched the first two episodes.  Once done, I asked if Ezra was a Gary Stu despite of being in a very similar role.

I admit Ezra is essentially "space Aladdin", but I think Ezra comes out a stronger character overall and this is why.

1. Ezra is flawed:  His beginning scene that connects him to the party is a screwup.  He's a skilled street rat that immediately steals the supplies that the Ghost crew is trying to steal.

2. Ezra fails:  He gets into as much trouble as he gets out of.

3. There are other heroes fulfilling niches:  I have issues with Ezra hogging the spotlight and he's not my favourite character on the crew.  We don't get that from Rey.  Poor Finn rarely succeeds in what he does, and Rey Latching onto Han feels very Mary Suish in it's results.

In contrast, Rebel's has Kanan, Hera, Sabine, Zeb and  Chopper, whom all feel different enough as new characters, skilled in their own ways, yet still containing their own baggage and story arc.  Hell, I could watch an entire series focusing on Zeb and Sabine as they have this weird big brother/smart little sister vibe that's a blast. :)

Heck, I even liked the additions of Ashoka and Rex as semi-regulars from the clone wars.

In spite of this, I am willing to give Rey the benefit of the doubt for the following reasons.

1. I'm convinced Rey is already trained at padawan level, but is repressed. That would explain the flashback.

2. I believe Han and Chewie should have found Rey and Finn on the planet and then found the falcon. It's in complete disrepair after being stolen, but Han puts the kids ("stowaways") to work as the ties come flying down. that gives Rey and Finn some transition time to get up to speed. shows off Rey's repair skills while flying and Finn's skill firing, while Han and Chewie control the flying and I think there wouldn't be an issue in the world with the scene. plus then have a quickie scene where Han basically recruits them and tests their skills.

3. The more I look at the lightsaber scene, the more I realize Han shouldn't have died until the next movie. besides losing a chance to reunite the classic trio, it gives a chance to lay down a failed attempt and force Han to return a failure to Leia, increasing the pathos and making him more reckless that lead's to his death in the next movie.

4. That being said, the final scene makes more sense as kylo falls apart because of his actions and it honestly makes the final scene more digestible.

5. I'm seriously agreeing that the scene we should have seen is a dusky night where a large wookie hugs an elderly princess as they share in their grief. no words would have been necessary and it would have had more emotional heft then the scene that was given.

I don't think Mary Sue is the right term for Rey. More like a Samantha Carter :p.

However, I will reserve judgement until the trilogy is completed. We don't have enough info to confirm at this point.