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kitharion
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Laughing *so hard* at 'dramachlorians' ... You know, since you sort of got me into both blogging and poker, I want to ask you to read the post I wrote for Pokerstars' blogger tournament thingy ... but nah, I don't think I know you well enough. I mean, if I wouldn't ask you to help me move, I definitely shouldn't go there. ... So I'll just tell you about it. I brought teh funny at the expense of dicks who play poker. And I learned it all from you! --Ian
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Another model you and Child's Play could consider would be auctioning off the seats in one of a couple of events. Bet they'd go for more than $50 ...
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Dang. Good dog, Ferris.
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The glasses are awesome.
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Some friends and I took third place in a SW trivia contest in 1983, just after Episode 6 came out. Best question: "Who was Leia's father?" - looking for Bail Organa. Best answer to that question: "Darth Vader, duh." - given by ALL FOUR finalist teams. Heh. The prize was a huge box of SW stuff - figures, toothbrushes, masks ... sadly, the only thing that I'm sure I still have is the Wookie mask.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2009 on growing up star wars at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I got into blogging with the benefit of your take on it over my right shoulder, and I got into poker largely because of reading about it on your blog. I'm doing this event for the first time this year, and though I wish I'd figured it out earlier, because I'd like to have played more events, I'm writing this while 41st of ... no, I'm out in 47th place in the 8-game event. So anyway, thanks for the respective nudges, and hope to see you in the final!
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2008 on yay pokerstars blogger tournament! at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, I got into blogging with the benefit of your take on it over my right shoulder, and I got into poker largely because of reading about it on your blog. I'm doing this event for the first time this year, and though I wish I'd figured it out earlier, because I'd like to have played more events, I'm writing this while 41st of ... no, I'm out in 47th place in the 8-game event. So anyway, thanks for the respective nudges, and hope to see you in the final!
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2008 on yay pokerstars blogger tournament! at WWdN: In Exile
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1. Roleplaying with people you like also develops into a kind of social currency - the tropes and in-jokes and understanding of the way things work in so-and-so's world reward a part of the gaming geek's brain that is similar to seeing a great movie for the first time and then talking about it afterwards. 2. I think we might be within 5 years of technology allowing us to play RPGs via the internet transparently - i.e. the experience is close enough to playing in person not to matter. (4th Edition D&D was supposed to help with that, but it wasn't, and still isn't, ready.) 3. An oblique approach to "old school" gaming, in that it doesn't use miniatures, is D. Vincent Baker's Dogs in the Vineyard. I find it remarkable because in the game I started using these rules, but the Firefly universe as a backdrop, it comes so close to the timing of good television (like Firefly) it's uncanny.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2008 on Lizardmen live in the marshes at WWdN: In Exile
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1. Roleplaying with people you like also develops into a kind of social currency - the tropes and in-jokes and understanding of the way things work in so-and-so's world reward a part of the gaming geek's brain that is similar to seeing a great movie for the first time and then talking about it afterwards. 2. I think we might be within 5 years of technology allowing us to play RPGs via the internet transparently - i.e. the experience is close enough to playing in person not to matter. (4th Edition D&D was supposed to help with that, but it wasn't, and still isn't, ready.) 3. An oblique approach to "old school" gaming, in that it doesn't use miniatures, is D. Vincent Baker's Dogs in the Vineyard. I find it remarkable because in the game I started using these rules, but the Firefly universe as a backdrop, it comes so close to the timing of good television (like Firefly) it's uncanny.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2008 on Lizardmen live in the marshes at WWdN: In Exile
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I don't know ... Paul Reiser is going to be PISSED.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2008 on it's the only way to be sure at WWdN: In Exile
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I don't know ... Paul Reiser is going to be PISSED.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2008 on it's the only way to be sure at WWdN: In Exile
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I liked "It Howl Anew", but Nail the Wow is still better.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2008 on i thought i was the only one at WWdN: In Exile
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I liked "It Howl Anew", but Nail the Wow is still better.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2008 on i thought i was the only one at WWdN: In Exile
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someone needs to explain the KOVALIC'S SCROLL OF SWARMING FOURTH EDITION NOMENCLATURE joke to a few posters here ... but i won't do it ... i won't hit you ... POW!
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someone needs to explain the KOVALIC'S SCROLL OF SWARMING FOURTH EDITION NOMENCLATURE joke to a few posters here ... but i won't do it ... i won't hit you ... POW!
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I had a 4th edition preview at my library with some teens who have been playing 3/3.5 for a long time (some of it with me ... I guess some really started with me) and it was awesome - all we did was read the quick start rules from Keep on the Shadowfell and talk about differences, similarities, and implications. For three hours. It was gratifying that they saw some of the implications before I did.
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I had a 4th edition preview at my library with some teens who have been playing 3/3.5 for a long time (some of it with me ... I guess some really started with me) and it was awesome - all we did was read the quick start rules from Keep on the Shadowfell and talk about differences, similarities, and implications. For three hours. It was gratifying that they saw some of the implications before I did.
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Was anyone else waiting for him to say "There can be only one!"? He totally sounds like Christopher Lambert in Highlander.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2008 on The Justin Bailey Conspiracy at WWdN: In Exile
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Was anyone else waiting for him to say "There can be only one!"? He totally sounds like Christopher Lambert in Highlander.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2008 on The Justin Bailey Conspiracy at WWdN: In Exile
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PuffNStuff was pretty weird. I don't think I watched Land of the Lost, but you know what was really scary? Land of the GIANTS! Well, to a 6-year-old.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2008 on on a routine expedition at WWdN: In Exile
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PuffNStuff was pretty weird. I don't think I watched Land of the Lost, but you know what was really scary? Land of the GIANTS! Well, to a 6-year-old.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2008 on on a routine expedition at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm so certain that I would play in your tournament that I'm already signed up. Hell, I've got $7,000 in chips by the first break. Watch out, final table.
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I'm so certain that I would play in your tournament that I'm already signed up. Hell, I've got $7,000 in chips by the first break. Watch out, final table.
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rock on dude!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2007 on just a (geeky) audition at WWdN: In Exile
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rock on dude!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2007 on just a (geeky) audition at WWdN: In Exile
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