Aug
29
2019
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Tweet of the Day, Alex Trebek’s Back To Work edition.

That’s good. Heck, it’s almost miraculous. Stage IV pancreatic cancer isn’t something you shrug off, particularly when you’re 79 years old. But he looks and sounds in pretty good shape:

Via the Daily News, via Ed Driscoll.

Aug
28
2019
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In Nomine Revisited: Pumpen.

It’s been that kind of day. Yeah, the kind of day that would require THIS to be resurrected. Moo hoo bwah hah.

Pumpen 

(Any Archangel created before 1600 AD)

There might be a civilized, even sterile way of putting this, but why try?  This Attunement allows an angel to force demons to randomly and inexorably fart for the next twenty-four hours. Technically, the demon only farts when he uses supernatural abilities, but Pumpen is utterly merciless in defining “supernatural:” even the use of a human language counts, unless the demon in question learned it completely on his own. 

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Aug
25
2019
1

Location seed: Morbis Street.

Morbis Street

Description: In many walled medieval cities, there is a street just inside the walls that likewise continuously encircles the rest of the city.  Morbis Street serves that function in a particular High Fantasy medieval-style walled city. Most of the year it’s perfectly normal.  

One night a year, however (the exact date doesn’t matter, as long as it’s the same date every year), anyone who ‘Walks Up Morbis Street’ while carrying a certain arcane symbol vanishes, never to return.  And if somebody does walk the Street on that night and vanishes, then somebody else (carrying the same arcane symbol) will appear, too.  A person for a person.  Most people who arrive do so with at most a traveler’s pack, but at least one person has arrived pushing a handcart.

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Aug
19
2019
2

I have a counter-fan theory on the Gosling/Waititi lunch. [UPDATED.]

[UPDATED: God damn but that’s embarrassing. Lemme wash this egg off my face, and thanks to Constant Reader Zamoose for catching that. Still: Taika Waititi doing a Deadpool flick? That’d be awesome, right? – ML]

First off, though: Ryan Gosling and Taika Waititi, as GeekTyrant itself admits, probably had lunch together because it was Waititi’s birthday. Hey, happy birthday, Taika Waititi! Many happy returns.

Anyway, GeekTyrant would like this to be really about Deadpool being in the next Thor movie. Which… does not work for me, sorry. Wrong theme and style for what Waititi seems to be aiming at in his Thor flicks. I mean, sure, trippy and stuff, but Deadpool is later-day trippy and a good deal more violent than the Jack Kirby vibe Waititi’s going for.

On the other hand? I’d watch a Deadpool flick directed by Waititi. Because he’d go nuts with the source material, embrace the weird, maybe make Vanessa Dea… oh. Oh, my, yes, that would fix the major complication from the last Deadpool really, really nicely. And I’d double watch that movie, then.

But it was probably just a birthday lunch.

Aug
19
2019
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The ‘IA! IA! IA!’ UNDERWATER trailer.

I’m not saying that it’s Deep Ones. But it’s Deep Ones:

And yes, I know: they clearly took science out and beat it to death before making UNDERWATER. But that was always going to happen. Besides: making it Deep Ones makes it all better.

Aug
17
2019
8

Self-tweet of the Day, Is This A Trick Question? edition.

[UPDATE: The non-bowdlerized version is here, thanks to Constant Reader JustDave; and *I* wouldn’t have erased that last line, myself.]

Because the answer seems highly straightforward.

Aug
14
2019
18

Tweet of the Day, PSA: Do Not Put On The Excavated Pre-Aztec Serpentine Stone Mask edition.

Yes, yes, I know. Nobody who reads this site regularly would heedlessly put on an excavated Pre-Aztec serpentine stone mask. But I feel that I have a responsibility to the wider world, here.

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Aug
02
2019
2

Greedfall looks interesting.

Hadn’t seen Greedfall before. I’m intrigued with the TL4 gunpowder-magic-punk vibe to the whole thing. Kind of like Dishonored, except that I ended up being too terrified to play the game properly. I like stealth, but not too much stealth; and the morality system seemed to be just a bit too draconian.

Anyway: coming out next month.

Jul
27
2019
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In the Mail: Control Group (DELTA GREEN).

Just got Delta Green’s Control Group in the mail. It’s a collection of scenarios for the game; I think that this is part of my Kickstarter goodies package. Some good stuff in here, although of course I’ve seen the PDFs and whatnot before.

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Jul
16
2019
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New installment of The Bold Marauder.

Somebody signed up, just after me saying that I wasn’t doing creative work tonight. Go figure. Anyway, here you go.

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