- It’s great that you took the time to come up with “Count Devron Masuvius Beldamor the III, High Magester of the Realms of Greeenwood”, but you need to realize that the players are just going to refer to him as “that wizard guy”, or simply, “Mister fancy-pants”.
- If you send along a high-level NPC of great majesty and power to accompany the party, you need to realize that the players will treat this character like a bazooka: The NPC will become a weapon used to solve a problem in the bloodiest and most expedient manner possible, and then discarded without ceremony.
- You may be a group of unsightly men sitting around a card table on a Friday night, but your players will still be looking for chances to meet girls.
– Shamus, Monday Oct 2, 2006
Hah, switch out ‘unsightly men’ for ‘useless bisexuals’ and otherwise, yup, that could entirely describe my table. The first point is so bad in my case that my little elven fella canonically has a birth defect induced speech impediment, making him unable to pronounce any long flowery names.
Crysis 2 has basically the same plot as Half-Life 2. So why is one a classic and the other simply obnoxious and tiresome?
The Best of 2016
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2016.
Bethesda’s Launcher is Everything You Expect
From the company that brought us Fallout 76 comes a storefront / Steam competitor. It's a work of perfect awfulness. This is a monument to un-usability and anti-features.
The Terrible New Thing
Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.
What Does a Robot Want?
No, self-aware robots aren't going to turn on us, Skynet-style. Not unless we designed them to.