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  1. Of all the boring Games Dramas, this particular...

    Of all the boring Games Dramas, this particular incident has to be the most boring ever.
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    Sticky: I vaguely recall that super-mutants aren't very...

    I vaguely recall that super-mutants aren't very alert, so you can usually get people into good positions for ambushes. Have you got any of the big machine guns yet? At close range these will...
  3. One would think that this sort of thing would be...

    One would think that this sort of thing would be covered by laws against harassment.
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    Sticky: A couple of non-obvious things about Baldur's...

    A couple of non-obvious things about Baldur's Gate 1 that may prove useful:

    1) Ranged weapons are powerful, particularly bows
    2) Most enemies have fairly poor saving throws

    Doesn't really...
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    Sticky: The release version of CK2 had basically...

    The release version of CK2 had basically everything from CK1 and it was all better. This isn't a particularly good example of how they do things though, because CK1 had a bit of a disastrous...
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    The conundrum of the modern gaming scene is that...

    The conundrum of the modern gaming scene is that fans demand that the developers connect with them and don't be faceless corporate drones and instead have personality but get angry if the developers...
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    Sticky: Abandon the principle rather than the new games.

    Abandon the principle rather than the new games.
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    Sticky: I should feel guilty about getting that for $1....

    I should feel guilty about getting that for $1. But I am a BAD MAN.
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    Sticky: Specifically trying to keep all countries is bad...

    Specifically trying to keep all countries is bad play to be honest, but it was just something I wanted to try to do because I have always lost 1 before. If you want panic fun, check out Impossible....
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    Sticky: I suspect the solution to the Sectopod room is...

    I suspect the solution to the Sectopod room is two mind controlled Mutons (three would be even better, but I rarely have 3 psi soldiers). Given the AI's love for shooting the easiest target, this...
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    I'm thinking more ruleset than setting (although...

    I'm thinking more ruleset than setting (although I'd say that the advantage of using D&D setting-wise is that you get something serviceable and you don't need to do any work on it). The advantage of...
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    I'm puzzled at the lack of 4th edition games. I...

    I'm puzzled at the lack of 4th edition games. I haven't played it, but from a look at the rules it seems ready-made for computer games.
  13. At the very least we can ask that no game ever...

    At the very least we can ask that no game ever claims something is achievable but it isn't. Not very nice.



    While of course it's hard to argue with this principle (you won't be able to find...
  14. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: Worth noting that King's Bounty: Warriors of the...

    Worth noting that King's Bounty: Warriors of the North seems cheaper here than it's ever been anywhere.
  15. I don't really believe in "points" to stories. Or...

    I don't really believe in "points" to stories. Or rather, I view them as things external to the story. I don't really care about the opinions of the author, in the sense that I think the opinion of...
  16. Hmm, my feeling is that there are some subtle...

    Hmm, my feeling is that there are some subtle distinctions to be made here. For instance, "reading into" can be seen as making a statement about the intentions of the author. If someone is stating...
  17. I have no time for author intent nonsense, but...

    I have no time for author intent nonsense, but this is a funny line. For the Dark And Edgy crew, we could also have a version with no crime but some punishment.
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    I use the overhead camera for parking. My parking...

    I use the overhead camera for parking. My parking method involves lots of wiggling from side to side. Presumably this isn't the correct way to park a truck but it broadly works.
  19. I don't particularly disagree. I suspect it comes...

    I don't particularly disagree. I suspect it comes down to the distinction between what I think the "point" should be (and perhaps you agree, from what you're saying, but I might be wrong): the player...
  20. I'm getting a bit confused between the three...

    I'm getting a bit confused between the three related threads that are going on around these subjects...

    Sometimes I see people saying things like "story should just be told through the mechanics"...
  21. I'd be tempted to apply it to most active things...

    I'd be tempted to apply it to most active things video games are like, such as roleplaying, larping, historical re-enactments, paintballing, sport, board games, card games, tabletop wargaming... not...
  22. Thread: Xenonauts

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    Forum Wisdom was to build a second base with just...

    Forum Wisdom was to build a second base with just radar and interceptors as soon as possible, build a similar third base soon afterwards, and don't bother with a second squad. I think a lot of Forum...
  23. It's not so difficult to accidentally bang...

    It's not so difficult to accidentally bang Zevran, but that's basically a feature.
  24. They did it in BG2, some people quite liked it,...

    They did it in BG2, some people quite liked it, so they kept doing it. Moreover, it's not difficult to implement, it doesn't do hurt the games too much for people who don't like it, and getting...
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    Sticky: Ok, I see. In the Sorcery gamebooks you just roll...

    Ok, I see. In the Sorcery gamebooks you just roll dice to decide who hits each round, there's no player input, except you can take a risk every round to do more damage/receive less, but you rarely do...
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