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I just recently learned about Thomas Ligotti due to the controversy surrounding allegations that True Detective plagiarized some of his work.
However, that aside, I picked up his first collection Songs of a Dead Reader yesterday.
1. Are you a fan of his work?
Just reading the very first story in the collection I bought, I can see why people say he sometimes has a Lovecraft vibe to his work.
A psychologist is telling his wife about a crazy patient, John Doe, who claims to have a thousand names, lived thousands of years, and describes himself from being from the star. At the end, he kidnaps the doctor's daughter, leaving behind her stuffed animal with its stuffing hanging out in an allusion to Nyarlothotep
Yes, please ship it if it's ready to go and thank you. LoftP books are rather tricky to track down. Anyways, it was nice to meet you at PaizoCon (we were talking about painting minis early Saturday morning over by the Dungeon Delve with Adam. I was rambling, I think, about my Kingmaker game- early morning+jet lag...).
07/30- After Sunday's discussion of the RPG, The Last One, and the interesting storytelling mechanics it uses, today over at [url=https://www.facebook.com/Vathak?ref=hl]Shadows over Vathak[/i], I spin that discussion into a talk about incorporating new/alternative game mechanics to tell the story you want to tell.
I just got my Kickstarter book today (for the Savage Worlds system) and it looks amazing. The art is fantastic, some of the best I've seen in a long time with some great full page art (which you don't see too often anymore). I imagine that the Pathfinder version will look as equally fantastic. I'm quite impressed.
Good point. I'm actually very susceptible to buying beers with dragons on the label and if you're in a good store, it's surprising how many beers have dragons on the label.
This was my first time at PaizoCon and despite spend 4 hours on the tarmac in Boston before a 6 hour flight, I had a great time. I've heard how it's much "bigger" now but it still felt like it had a very intimate feel to it where you could actually engage the Paizo employees in a real conversation vs. the frentic pace of GenCon with its mobs of people (still a great con, though). I'm definitely looking forward to future PaizoCons and hanging out again with all the wonderful people I met there. Great job, everyone!
I have not but I have relatives in Burlington that I never had a reason to visit until now.
James, it was great to meet you at PaizoCon this year. I really enjoyed the "Horror in RPGs" seminar Wes, Ryan, and you hosted.
Can you please tell me what the name of that movie was that you talked about? You described it as looking like a movie that was made in the 80s but had modern day special effects. In between the general excitement of the con and trying to remember all of Ryan's and Wes's suggestions, I'm afraid I forgot its name. Thank you!
At home, I have some Shipyard Summerale in a can. I'm enjoying it more than the Sam Adam's one. I also bought Shipyard Melonhead. Shipyard's pumpkin beer is called Pumpkinhead, so it uses a similiar image (Headless Horseman except with Melonhead, it's a watermelon). It's...interesting...one or two on a hot day. If watermelon isn't a fruit you enjoy, I would not recommend it.
At PaizoCon, I was drinking Fat Tire. Not sure which one- but I suspect it was their Amber Ale. Anyway, it was a good, easy to drink beer. They had a local one on tap, forgot what it was called- very cloudy and almost chewy. Fat Tire was smoother so I went with that.
Haven't had that in awhile, but yes, that is good, good stuff. I bought a bunch of different chocolate stouts a few years ago in the hopes of doing a chocolate stout taste test with my friends but never got around to planning it.
I might have mentioned this before, but if you see it- avoid Shipyard (brewery out of Maine) Mint Chocolate Stout. They make good beers but that one just tasted like mouthwash.
I only discovered Unicorn a month or so before part 7 came out (which is good, since I didn't have the long wait). Great series and I would love to pick it up if the blu rays weren't like 40+ bucks a piece for one episode.
Liz Courts wrote:
In that same update where they said they were sending out those prints, they stated that they hoped to have a status update soon, so I'm hopeful. I only backed for a copy of the movie. The other doc, "The Great Kingdom," occassionally posts production stills on their Facebook page so it sounds like at least one of the projects is still chugging along. Again, I hope to see both.
I backed this project and I still hope they will be able to continue. The other doc by the they guys who left is called "The Great Kingdom." They have a Facebook page. I hope they can work it out and both docs get made. D&D history fascinates me.
The varying state liquor laws always confound me.
Picked up a new beer to try from Clown Shoes. Never had any of their beers but the names and labels of their beers are pretty wild. The one I got is called, "Baelcorn Unidragon" and the label shows some weird cross of a black dragon and unicorn. Had to get it.
The discs I got from them weren't that bad- the sub, overall, was pretty good (unlike the Gundam one I bought which is nearly incomprehensible). Just looking at Amazon, there's a couple of different collections out there so I'm not sure which one Netflix has. It took awhile to get those discs (which meant I ended up watching the movies all out of order...!). I'll check Netflix tonight to see if they have a streaming one but their animation section is a lot smaller than it was a couple of years ago.
Speaking of streaming- does anyone have a subscription to Funimation? I was thinking about picking one up when I drop HBO after Game of Thrones wraps up. I was curious to see if anyone had any thoughts, good or bad about it. I know if I got a Roku box, I could stream it through my TV which is a big selling point for me.
I recently purchased a relatively cheap collection of the original Mobile Suit Gundam off of Ebay. I wasn't really expecting much considering the price. The picture quality is very good but the translation- well, I think it's from a Chinese source. All the characters have Chinese names- Amuro is translated "Yabao" and "Char" is "Masha." Haro is "white gourd" for some reason. The translation does lead to some funny moments though I'm still not sure which ship it was that they were referring to as the "Horse Sword."
Recently, I saw that the first season of Star Blazers was for sale on Amazon. I watched the Space Battleship Yamato movies for the first time last year after finding this thread. Amazon sells a collection of a bunch of the movies, but the reviews are not very good. However, I wonder if its the same version that Netflix uses which weren't too bad, I though.
Heine Stick wrote:
A review would be very appreciated, thank you! As for Way of the Wicked, I do not own the books but I have read all the module descriptions and I definitely think Wolverton would work well in a WotW campaign. When I wrote this supplement, I made sure to include a lot of different conflicts and villains the GM could use to design their own adventures. There are quite a few individuals that could work as allies or competing interests to evil-aligned NPCs.
Over the weekend, my father gave me my great grandfather's sword from his time in the Coast Guard. Maybe I'll keep it in my BMW just in case...mine's a gun metal grey color so it could easily be mistaken for some sort of rock troll. And one of my players does frequently run around in armor at local events...