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Sometimes as well you simply need Torbjorn, the Norwegian Murder Dwarf. He’s essential in Volkaya Industries IMO.
True, though I personally prefer to hide little mini-turrets in health packs as Symmetra. There’s nothing like watching a weakened enemy run headfirst into a medpack just to get a face full of laser.
Oh! I saw one of those during my honeymoon in Hawaii! I. Passed. It. Up!! It was for a good reason, though! I went with something brewed on the island that I was less sure I’d ever find again. Unfortunately, I can’t even remember what it was. It wasn’t as memorable as I’m sure the Maple Bacon or Lemon Chiffon would have been.
That reminds me of a drink I started making. There’s a coffee roaster in San Antonio where some family lives. They sell a maple bacon coffee that’s actually really good. I would brew it espresso style with my aeropress and make a latte out of it. I’d sweeten it with a touch of maple syrup and pour a little Crown Royal in there. I called it the Irish Lumberjack. It is absolutely delicious.
P.S. I inspired myself with my above post and am drinking a Rogue Hazelnut Brown right now as part of happy hour. It’s just as awesome as I remember.September 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm in reply to: Hey Poor Player's Re-Launch Giveaway Contest [Ended] #65030
I don’t know about you guys, but I’d love a device that would force a feeling of existential dread on another worm, making it end itself with whatever weapon is handy.
And, like Jonathan, I am rightfully barred from this competition. So consider this a freebie.September 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm in reply to: What are some of your favorite underappreciated horror games #65029
I know the whole game wasn’t a horror title, but the haunted house story in Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines was impeccable. The atmosphere was creepy as hell, and the ghost action could downright be horrifying. I had to stop occasionally and remind myself that I am a badass vampire who can handle anything. It didn’t help much, to be honest.
I am a major fan of the books. I recently decided to dive into the show and catch up. I finished up season 4 (covering A Feast for Crows) and am about to branch into the newer seasons. I like both renditions of the story so far, even through their differences.
Now that that’s out of the way, I’ve gotta say, I am a huge fan of Davos Seaworth. The show does a decent job at framing his conflict of loyalty and sense of duty and place, but since he’s a perspective character in the books, they take it a bit further. House Seaworth all the way. All Hail the Onion Hand!
It’s always great to hear about a game with so much staying power that it’s still kicking 10 years later. That’s awesome!
Confession time: I always spam “WINKIE FACE!” every damn time I play D-VA. I can’t get enough of it. It’s beautiful. As far as tank’s go, I really like D-VA for her mobility. She can be almost as harassing as Tracer, and she has the armor to make it count. Also, I have yet to find any other character who can take down a turret with as much style as D-VA. Just be sure to scream out, “WINKIE FACE!” after you do it.
August 31, 2016 at 10:10 pm in reply to: What are some of your favorite underappreciated horror games #64947
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Like, a legit horror slant or a satirical one? Are we talking classic Silent Hill stuff, or cotton spider webs and plastic spider rings? Because I can get on board with both.
Over the past few years, I’ve turned a bit hipstery toward beer. But mostly, I love trying new craft beers that I haven’t had the opportunity to try before. I especially love those few opportunities where I get to have a glass of beer that I won’t be able to find again. It feels like being part of some kind of secret club.
But anyway, I’m rambling. My favorite beer is the Hazelnut Brown from Rogue.
It’s just the best. I can’t get enough of it.
P.S. In my search for an image of the beer, I saw that Rogue also makes a Hazelnut rum. I pretty much have to have that.
In all seriousness, I am actually a fantastic cook. I do all of the cooking in my household too. I owe my love of cooking and food to Alton Brown. The problem is that I’m so interested and excited to cook new things and try new flavors that I end up eating quite a bit. I’ve learned my lesson (somewhat) about doing this with baking. A couple dozen cookies per week can almost kill you. I try to focus on healthier options, like sauteed veggies in lemon juice, garlic, and some olive oil, but I still find myself going all out.
One of my most successful impromptu recipes was a sauce to go alongside salmon that was made with honey, a bit of soy sauce, a bottle of blood and honey beer from Revolver, and a few other ingredients I can’t remember off the top of my head (but most definitely included butter). It was perfect.
I always wanted to give Shadowrun a go. Unfortunately, the friends in my tabletop circle weren’t as interested in giving a shot as I was. And unfortunately, you can’t really sit down and experience them on their own.
Yeah, I’m with you there. Even today, I reminisce about the unfinished games of the past. I ran quite a few of them and had these grand plans that will never be realized.
A lot of my games were in the 4e system for D&D. They system was a bit more streamlined, so it was easier to get new people into it. I wasn’t crazy about how they gave everyone WoW-style powers, though. And combat would drag for hours, even if they were just fending off against some bandits. White Wolf also has a pretty good system that’s pretty heavy on roleplaying. I’ve been in a couple Hunter and Vampire games that had some potential.
As far as another one-and-done, another good one is Dread from The Impossible Dream. It’s a horror tabletop game played with a jenga tower. There are players and a moderator. When a players want to accomplish something, they have to pull blocks from the tower and stack them. That does a wonderful job at simulating tension and panic in the story, because accidentally knocking over the tower kills your character. It’s really great.
Mercy is most definitely my main. I’ve learned the fine art of playing support many years ago. There’s nothing like hopping around the battlefield like mad and healing everyone until you notice the enemy team focusing on you like crazy. I love it.
I also like Mei. I love me some Mei. Blocking off an enemy’s ult is a fantastic feeling.August 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm in reply to: What are some of your favorite underappreciated horror games #64829
This topic makes me sad. It reminds me of the one time I was extremely stupid (there was only one time!). My parents were getting things together for a yard sale. I tossed in a couple of video games that I had lost interest in over the years. Ones that go for about a dime at Gamestop, so nothing memorable. All except one that mistakenly got sorted with the “sell for extremely cheap” pile.
Haunting Ground was an eerie game that left me feeling tense and uncomfortable every step of the way. And that’s exactly what to look for in a good horror game. I never saw it get much press, unfortunately. And they obviously didn’t make many copies of the game over here, because it’s expensive as hell to buy a copy today. And I mistakenly let it go at a yard sale.
As far as ease of use and a “pick up and play” style, I’m a huge fan of Fiasco.
I love the relationship system of the game and how it operates like a Coen Brothers movie. It’s pretty versatile with many different settings, and it’s not difficult to make your own play setting. There isn’t much official support for specifically sci-fi or fantasy (remember, Coen Brothers), but the fan community is huge and has plenty of homebrew stuff that transcends different genres. It’s definitely a game you can introduce and play with new players easily in one night. Each session of play consists of one entire story, so it does lack the epic feeling of returning week after week for the same D&D campaign. But with how busy life gets, sometimes it’s a miracle to find even one night for good old-fashioned tabletopping.