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Inigima

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    Bodymore, Murdaland
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    Martial arts, music, film, computers.

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  1. Inigima

    Board games!

    I use TTS, it's great. Lots of community made modules. They do pull them if an official module is made. I totally understand the concern about legality, but one reason I like TTS is that I can test drive games before buying them — board games can be shockingly expensive these days. I would never have blind bought Spirit Island, but I got to play it on TTS and as a result I bought the game and the expansion and backed the new expansion on Kickstarter. I bought Sidereal Confluence because of it too. (I use both physical games, but there are a ton of pieces and they take up a lot of space, so I actually prefer to play on TTS! Glad I bought them, though. If you don't support board creators, they'll stop making them.) Pricing is $20, or $60 for a 4 pack.
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    Videogames : Cyberpunk Samurai edition.

    These are both great but VERY hard. Stephen's Sausage Roll has simple rules but the controls take a while to get used to, and becomes very hard almost immediately. Baba Is You is absolutely brilliant and has a gentler learning curve, but hoo boy will it break your brain.
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    Videogames : Cyberpunk Samurai edition.

    I beat Ori 1 and liked it a lot, then tried to replay it and decided it was terrible. The combat is absolutely awful and the platforming is pretty punishing. Hollow Knight has a rep for difficulty, but I thought in many ways it was more approachable than Ori, and the combat is much better. I'm told the combat has improved greatly in Ori 2. Unfortunately it requires Windows 10; I've seen and had too many bad experiences with Win 10 and will have to sit this one out. Kalbear, you should definitely try Hollow Knight. One of my favorite games, ever. (EDIT: Marked down to $7.50 on GOG currently.)
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    Videogames : Cyberpunk Samurai edition.

    It looks like the $60 one is some kind of special edition with an art book and $40 is the standard edition price. Releasing an 8 year old game at its original launch price with minimal changes still seems like some chutzpah to me, but what do I know.
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    Videogames : Cyberpunk Samurai edition.

    LOL forever. Rune Factory 4 is a game from 2012 that released on the 3DS at $40. They are releasing it on Switch, 8 years later, for $60. Nintendo have some fucking stones on them.
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    Videogames : Cyberpunk Samurai edition.

    I don't understand why anyone would need a non-dog park option.
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    Videogames : Cyberpunk Samurai edition.

    Bloodborne next please.
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    Careerchat III

    I've always been told not to accept counter offers — they should have valued you appropriately if they wanted to keep you, and it puts a target on your back for replacement. It seems different if it's an internal transfer though. On the other hand, seems awfully unusual to even get a counter offer for an internal transfer.
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    Videogames : Cyberpunk Samurai edition.

    I can't find anything out currently that I want to play (which isn't the same as nothing being out currently) I am sick of roguelikes and roguelike mechanics, so I'm not real interested in Hades despite its pedigree. I'm already finished Control and Untitled Goose game and none of the creators I follow have produced a significant number of Mario Maker levels lately. I've spent all the time I'm going to with Outer Worlds and Jedi Knight: Fallen Order. Not all that interested in Disco Elysium. Is there anything I might be overlooking? I play on PC and Switch. I'd love to be blindsided by some brilliant indie gem like I was by Hollow Knight, but I just can't find anything that piques my interest. IMO Octopath had a great start that never moved beyond that start. Everything feels really samey and paint-by-numbers. FFIX is unimpressive IMO. It's fine mechanically, mostly -- although unlike VII, you had to make sure you got enough XP to stay competitive, which was a bummer -- but I never really cared about the characters. DQXI is the best "classic style" JRPG in recent memory. Not that it's perfect but there's nothing else on its level currently.
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    Board games!

    I've been playing A War of Whispers and it is Good(tm). I'd describe it as middleweight -- it plays in an hour or so, far shorter than, say, Terraforming Mars, but much longer than, say, Jaipur. The premise is that there are a bunch of nations at war, and you are... none of them. You are a secret society trying to rig the outcomes of those wars in a way that benefits you. So you plant agents in the ruling councils of those nations so that they'll do what you want, but the outcomes affect you only secondarily -- for example, causing House Eagle to suffer a military catastrophe might be terrible for House Eagle, but it could be great for you if you don't like them. This is a good step up for people who want to try a middleweight strategy game -- people who have already played and liked some of the simpler hobbyist board games and want to take the next step, but don't want to jump into 3+ hour monstrosities.
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    Laptop Advice

    Games are going to be substantially more demanding than anything else except maybe video editing, so while I'm glad you guys like your laptops, if you aren't using them for games, the endorsements are only going to be so helpful.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    The subtitles for BD are also beep boops. The actual hint is Cal saying "You're right, we SHOULD try ____________."
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Fallen Order is real good so far, I'm about 4 hours in. It's much easier than Sekiro, but that will also depend on the difficulty setting, which it has and Sekiro doesn't IIRC. There's a "Story Mode" for people who don't want to deal with any real difficulty, Jedi Knight (normal), Jedi Master (hard), and I forget the fourth one but obviously it's the hardest. It affects things like enemy health and parry window length. I'm just playing on normal since I want to have real combat but don't want anything crazy. I've definitely died but only a few times. It has Sekiro/Souls type checkpoints, but unlike bonfires, you don't have to respawn enemies -- that only happens if you choose to refill your health and stims (the estus analogue). If you don't do that you don't get the recharge, but dead enemies stay dead and the game is still saved. There are also auto checkpoints, plus if you screw up a platforming thing you'll usually restart immediately right before the thing you screw up and just lose a little health. Melee is fine, definitely lighter than Sekiro. Parrying blaster fire with your lightsaber is great fun and the lightsaber stuff in general is just really well done. You can customize lightsaber color, but I'm not sure if that's true if you didn't preorder. Default is blue and I can choose green or orange as well. I'm not sure if there are others to find. There are all kinds of customization collectibles for the other parts of the lightsaber, including the emitter (handle) style, metal, etc. You can find customizations for your outfit, your ship, and your droid pal too. No customization choices for Force powers. There is a skill tree, though, which you can use to upgrade what you do have, plus lightsaber skills and general stuff like +health. Who knows if it'll stay good to the end, but I'm enjoying it a lot so far. I am not really a Star Wars guy, I like it okay but don't really get the obsessive people. One thing I'm told hardcore Star Wars people will appreciate, though, is the main character correctly pronouncing AT-AT as "at at" (with a short A sound), which is a thing I did not know was correct until told. I always thought it was Ay Tee Ay Tee.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    You won't actually kill them. They salute you and then all the mantises are friendly.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I think the Mantis Lords (in the Mantis Village in Fungal Wastes) are completely optional, assuming that's what we're talking about. (If it's the Traitor Lordj in Queen's Gardens, that's a different fight, and it's optional too but it is bullshit --it used to be very easy and they patched it to make it harder and now I hate the fight. I recommend cheesing it with a combination of Flukenest and Shaman Stone charms.) You can get to Deepnest via the Mantis Lords, but there are other ways in and out of it. I am genuinely surprised that people have so much trouble with the Mantis Lords. I am not sure if I have ever died to them in 3 or 4 plays. Maybe once. It's a very learnable fight, and I for sure beat it on the first try. (That's not to judge -- I find people have wildly varying amounts of trouble with a lot of the bosses.) If you tackle them early, though, you won't have a high-level Nail and the fight will be much longer. If you are having trouble learning the fight, Quick Focus is a big a help so you can heal more easily.
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