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People have grown a lot taller since ye olde days of pirates, I'm by no means any sort of voice on this but from what I've read/heard, people are genetically developing to grow taller and live longer. By 2400 it's predicted that the predeterminded lifespan will be roughly 130 years I think, no links as this is from memory.

Split from a discussion over whether 5'6" Edward Teach was a "giant" for his time or not, in the badass figures thread - JB

Tabletop Games - The Game Room / Tactics or possibly strategy...
« on: June 03, 2013, 12:03:36 PM »
Any killer tactics you wish to share, GW games or otherwise, reinvent the wheel or give us a twist on your variation of the classics!

Anyone else pre order a copy of RTW2? You get 3 (more) Greek factions to play as if you do: Sparta, Athens and Epirus. Release date has been revealed as 3rd Sept, I can't wait.

This means that in the end I get 12 playable factions from the start? Given how they said there would be 8 playable factions I'm pretty pleased with this result, even if over a third of them are Greek. So, which factions do you like the look of the most? For me, it's the Iceni they look so much better than the Britons from RTW1. Plus I always love playing as barbs :D

The Boozer / Go watch this, then come back!
« on: May 09, 2013, 04:01:10 AM »

I love this series, found it today and watched it all :D

More suggestions of webseries very much welcome here! Dead Gentleman is something I've just been made aware of and will subsequently check out. :D

EDIT: Back the kickstarter for season 3 so I can find out what happens next! :P

The Boozer / Movie Survival tecniques
« on: May 02, 2013, 01:52:42 AM »
I found this and thought it was funny.

Any more tips, please post. You never know when this could save your life :P

I find these really cool, maybe someone else does; if you'd like to post your scores I would be interested in the results, though I suspect they'll be largely similar.

This type of test created primarily by Dr.s Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Meyers has been used to categorize different ways of thinking depending on a mix of concious and subconcious priorities. There are 72 statements and you answer if in general you are more or less disposed towards them. From this there are ways to categorize how you are most likely to think about and approach different situations and therefore try to get a reading on what vocation among other things would be most suited to your personality style. Links below, second one is a rundown of what each type means.

Types are broken down into a four letter acronym each with 2 different possiblities per letter for a total of 16 types.

I take one of these tests whenever I find them just out of curiosity. I score INTP usually, though on this one I scored INTJ. This site is annoying in it's use of capitalizing words out of place although they seem to know what they're talking about.

General Gaming - The Arcade / Cyberpunk 2077
« on: April 22, 2013, 10:43:58 PM »
This game, brought to you by the beautiful men and women at CD Projeckt Red that gave us the dashing womanizer Geralt of Rivia unleash a new RPG Cyberpunk 2077 Looks absolutely phenomenal, even the trailer is epic. As is the soundtrack that goes with it. If there is only one game you buy next year(or year after./shrug), make sure it's this ;)


Stories and AARs / Writings by Rob
« on: April 18, 2013, 08:11:22 AM »
As you'll be able to tell, I'm not a writer; but here it is anyway.

Big Boss Oomanstompa sat atop his boar watching the carnage that was unfolding. Thousands of greenskins littered the battlefield; things were not going as he had planned. A Doom Diver sailed overhead and crashed into the back of a giant he tamed years ago. The beast was irked by this and turned around to see what had caused his newfound headache, stomping both the militia he was fighting and the orcs in the melee. Spying the catapult, he frowned and lumbered towards it, squishing anything in his path.

“NO! Not dat way ya dumb git!” Oomanstompa roared “Deese tall oomies are stompy I’ll give ‘em dat, but only wen dere stompin da enemy” As the greenskin army was crumbling around him he had a rare moment of cunning and an unpleasant grin etched itself upon his face. ‘Oi, arrer gobbos!’ he shouted, making himself heard even above the din of battle, “Shoot da giant”.  The diminutive greenskins shuffled, trying to pretend they didn’t hear the obviously suicidal order they had just been given. “Shoot it in da face now or I’ll come over dere and take yer ‘eads off meself!”
“Err, Big Boss…Wat’s yer plan ere? We’s want da giant to stomp the oomies not our gobbos…Wud be funny though” the Big’Un chuckled to himself. The Boss ignored him, throwing the goblins a look which brought them to a newfound conclusion that this would be one of the rare occasions where shooting a giant in the face might be their best chance to live.

Bigoomie felt a flurry of pinpricks in his shoulder, these distractions were making him hungry. While this was nothing new (since everything made him hungry) he still decided to see who was causing this interruption of whatever he was doing. The culprit? Some things that were almost too small to eat, 'They'll do' Bigoomie thought and decided to walk over to them.

Oomanstompa smiled, the giant had turned around and was now heading towards the goblins; and therefore closer to the Averland lines. “Now’ he said ‘Now we’s getting’ sumwer”. The goblins ran screaming towards a unit of halberdiers, not usual goblin tactics to run towards an enemy but this time was special. A thirty foot tall gargantuan was chasing them and they soon found themselves with a choice of being eaten or being stabbed and chopped by the Men of the Empire. ”Right, now we’re talkin” said Oomanstompa as he kicked his boar into gear ‘WAAAAGH!’ he bellowed with his unit of boar boys echoing his cry. Just as he was about to crash into the Knights Panther that were slaughtering wolf riders, the splintered remains of a chariot beside them, he had the misfortune to see his hard work come undone as a cannonball took the giant's head off. The giant came crashing to the floor, flattening the remaining halberdiers and the few goblins that were left. ‘Zog it’ the Boss mumbled ‘Get anovva wun!’

General Gaming - The Arcade / Shadowrun Returns
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:34:44 AM »
Hey guys.

This is a game started on the back of a kickstarter project, it's nearly done (to be released in june) and it looks absolutely awesome for fans of the Shadowrun series or of any sort of RPG I would imagine. This game might not have graphics (or budget) like any AAA title but the depth and the story behind it should be spectacular. Google it to find out more, just thought some of you might be interested.



Ok, to start off I'm a smoker, have been since I was 16 (now 20) and I get unbelievable amounts of abuse because of it, given how small an effect it has.

From family and friends I can understand they might want me to quit for health reasons but strangers in the street will make comments and it's completely rude. It really feels like a weird form of prejudice where I'm ostracised for a liefstyle choice. Ok if you don't want to smoke yourself, ok if you want me to smoke in designated areas, but stop with all the hating it's getting ridiculous.

Discuss. Or don't, suit yourselves.

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