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    Re: Derc Plays Through World History (Current: Rome II - Caesar in Gaul [End])

    I can only chime in with the others that this was a great AAR (as all of yours are!). I also was struck by the very same thought as Cook, that that British dudes bowler hat was just the most...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    Ishan is on the money, and as such, he now has the floor.
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    Your wild guess is close. It is a movie with a bit more meat to the storyline, but from just about that same time.
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    Akar, I can't say whether Cook's movie is any good, but my next pic is from a movie I have very fond memories of from when I was a kid! I can't say how it holds up, as I haven't seen it in over 15...
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    Re: Derc Plays Through World History (Current: Rome II - Caesar in Gaul)

    That was so utterly riddled with puns, I am still reeling. Don't get me wrong, they were excellent, but there were just... so... many. I feel like you missed an opportunity for some serious trolling...
  6. Re: Written in Sand (Nabataean AAR for EBII)[updated: Oct 1]

    Continued from Chapter 9 - Part I


    Nabati:

    Mun'at Ha'Qadri: General of the Nabati army, tasked with uniting the tribes of Arabia and subduing the Saba' confederations that control Arabia...
  7. Re: Written in Sand (Nabataean AAR for EBII)[updated: Oct 1]

    I am glad you see that Alwyn. Getting the language right, so that it fits a thematic turn, can sometimes be tricky, and it is one of the biggest reasons I always read things aloud to myself....
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    I already guessed again, namely The Promise. But dang if you aren't quick today!
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    I couldn't say for sure, but from some digging I might guess In Secret. That's the only period-piece I found with Oscar Isaac. I can't tell who the other guy is he's talking to though... is it...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    Abdül, you have my thanks for the rep, and you get one in return because that is indeed Kingdom of Heaven. And well done spotting the minaret. I took that shot with intent so that the minaret could...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    Noice! I got it on the first try! But you still owe me a rep Akar, and then I will come to the Discord and shoot the breeze ;)

    Anyway, onto the next movie:

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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    I would so play that game. My only wish would be for Willem Defoe to have a Christopher Walken sidekick who helps him with this supernatural investigations!
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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    Willem Defoe's Supernatural Investigators?
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    No idea for sure, but I feel a good opening guess is Fargo (the movie). It's snowy, there's a squad car, and all that to me says Fargo.
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    Akar, post a new pic. Big War Bird has lost all rights and privileges.
  16. Re: MAARC LXXXVII - Submissions and Nominations Thread

    Earlier I had said I would not putting my AAR forward anymore in the MAARC, but I promised Derc to come join him here and chill. So here I am. I brought a guitar and some mid-range Scotch, so I'm...
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    Re: Wood's Guide to Whiskies

    Definitely an "essential expense"! If we don't set aside certain things like this as "essential" in our lives, then we all too quickly fall into the most base utilitarian of lifestyles, which is just...
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    Re: Wood's Guide to Whiskies

    It has been unforgivably long since I left you ladies and gentlemen with a review, and that ends tonight. I have a full shelf of whiskies, and though I will only provide the one review for now,...
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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    Baldur's Gate II? Never played the game, but your hint fits the info I could find for that one... :hmm:
  20. Re: Written in Sand (Nabataean AAR for EBII)[updated: Sep 15]

    Continued from Chapter 8 - Part III


    Nabati:

    Mun'at Ha'Qadri: General of the Nabati army, tasked with uniting the tribes of Arabia and subduing the Saba' confederations that control Arabia...
  21. Re: Written in Sand (Nabataean AAR for EBII)[updated: Sep 15]

    First of all, many many thanks for the large number of responses guys! Especially from you couple who have been quiet for a while now (lookin' at you McScottish; I was afraid you'd been eaten by...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the screenshot.

    Should we give Big War Bird a chance to post something new? I'd say he has till midnight tonight to post a new pic from his movie, as well as a proper hint, or his time turn is up.
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    Re: Derc Plays Through World History (Current: Rome II - Caesar in Gaul)

    That was crazy talk dude! Your own wife coming at you with an army! I mean, how bad of a husband are you Dercarix? How many dishes could you have not washed? Or wait... did you have relations with...
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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    I so thoroughly do not know what this is. I think this game just missed me entirely. I would bet good money that Cook could figure it out though. That boy is tenacious, usually to our detriment...
  25. Sticky: Re: Writers' Study Chat and Feedback - Ask all your questions here!

    Super excited to see the next yearly awards opening up! However, there is always one category I find quite hard, namely the Best Newcomer. The reason is that, as newcomers, many of these rising stars...
  26. Re: Writers' Study Yearly Awards 2019-2020 - Nominations Thread

    Ooooh. Excited it is that time of the year already. Last year's feast was lovely, and I remember waking up the day after with a particularly lovely imp by my side (guess getting an award can have...
  27. Poll: Re: Tale of the Week 296: Hero of the Hour - VOTING THREAD

    Since one of these two is from me, I will abstain from voting this time around. But I definitely enjoyed yours Gigi! Good luck!
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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    Torin's Passage is indeed correct. And though I cannot attest to how well it holds up (haven't played it in at least 15 or 20 years), I definitely remember loving this game as a kid.

    Oh, and I...
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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    Your hints were too helpful Aex ;)

    Anyway, here's the next one. The quality ain't the best, but that's what you get from a 90's game.

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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    God of War III?
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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    No freakin' idea. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey?
  32. Thread: Merchants

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    Poll: Re: Merchants

    Well, that sucks, and sinks my entire idea. I guess we are stuck with merchants then, and will have to make our peace with them as they are.
  33. Thread: Merchants

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    Poll: Re: Merchants

    I have been thinking about this more, and I think this could actually be reworked in a very interesting way. If we change the basic agent "Merchant" to "Trading Company", then I think the following...
  34. Thread: Merchants

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    Poll: Re: Merchants

    An alternative approach would be to drop the literal term "merchant" altogether, and recast the mechanic in terms of a "trading camp". Thus, England doesn't set up a merchant on a wool resource, but...
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    Re: Derc Plays Through World History (Current: Rome II - Caesar in Gaul)

    Hot damn, they are putting you on the ropes here. You peak into Massalia, and what do you find, a closet full of blades! Freakin' half-Greek pansies were hiding Romans the whole dang time! I really...
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    Re: SSHIP - General Discussion

    @j.a.luna: Jurand will definitely be able to give the most definitive answer about immediate future plans (he is the lead developer for the SSHIP, as Lifth needs to step back for a bit). However,...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    Is your information about the way Georgians from these regions look today? If so, are you certain these generalities track to the Georgian populations from over two millennia earlier? I ask because...
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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    Akar, you've been a big fat doofus. Good thing we still love you anyway. :luv:
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    Re: SSHIP - General Discussion

    We are always interested! :yes: Knowing what players want to see differently, and why, helps us improve things every day. And I can tell you that there is definitely work done by at least one of us...
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    Re: Guess the game from the cutscene.

    Akar said nope to Human Revolution. Then again, Akar is (by his own admission) sometimes a big fat doofus. Thus, he may have been being a big fat doofus. At any rate, I want a rep. Give me a rep! I...
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