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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 07 July, 2015, 07:41:37 am »
People typing THEN when they really mean THAN.

Yeah, what is that? In the same vein, 'could of'. As in, "I could of read this shit before I hit [send] and it sounds almost right anyway".
Definitely - sets my teeth on edge whenever I see (or hear) someone making that mistake.

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General / Re: 2000ad Origins & Questions ?
« on: 05 July, 2015, 11:57:26 pm »
In our blessed and terrible age of continuity-wank, has it ever been addressed what happened to the crab baby at the end of Hell Trekkers?
There's definitely a Tales From the Cursed Earth in there: Bish and Futura providing a home to the reformed Mean Angel and Sensitive Klegg who help reunite them with Crustacia Glemp...

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Prog / Re: Prog 1938 - The Ruck of the Irish
« on: 04 July, 2015, 04:03:45 pm »
And Thrill of the Future shows that the Seven will ride again. Hopefully Middenface can get re-armed as well as reloaded.


I must have missed Middenface losing part of his arm!  And is that Max Bubba to the right of the image?

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Suggestions / Re: Forbidden Planet and Mega City comics
« on: 03 July, 2015, 09:06:39 pm »
But is there a link between any success of Rebellion's subscription service and the presence of 2000AD on the shelves of superhero shops? I doubt it.

If a comic shop is reducing its 2000AD stock I would guess that has more to do with not enough superhero fans getting into 2000AD progs. Perhaps a growing number of people are getting into 2000AD through the collected editions and that is affecting sales of the prog.

Mega-City Comics isn't exactly a superhero shop - as with most (all?) comic shops it obviously does sell them, but it has a good range of other comics as well, from Moomins to indie comics with early progs, manga and all the usual stuff you get in the good shops.

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General / Re: 2000ad Origins & Questions ?
« on: 03 July, 2015, 08:48:47 pm »
I cribbed it from Barney, so I don't actually know where it first appeared.

I remember the guide to Megaspeak from the bog paper days - can't remember which prog. This rubbish retcon is from the 1990 Judge Dredd Mega-special - but it confirms the original meaning:
That one passed me by at the time - but I do like the way it has reflected real speech, with meanings mutating over time...

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Music / Re: Upcoming Gigs
« on: 03 July, 2015, 07:39:27 am »
It's 2015 is turning into the Charge of the Old Farts' Brigade, with gigs by the Sisters of Mercy, New Model Army and the Fields of the Nephilim all happening towards the back end of the year.

Cheers

Jim

One of the best concerts / festivals I've ever been to had New Model Army on before Fields of the Nephilim in M'era Luna about five years ago.  They managed to sing Dawnrazor as the sun was going down...

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General / Re: 2000ad Origins & Questions ?
« on: 02 July, 2015, 06:00:12 pm »
Deca Thargo - Earthlet who has read 2000AD since prog 1
It should be pointed out that Deca Thargo was a new one on the 10th anniversary, and so at the time would have also meant 'has read 2000AD for ten years'.  That's my preferred definition, anyway...


As for first use of other terms, something else I can look out for on my prog slog...

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Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 02 July, 2015, 04:53:21 pm »
What would be a good recommendation for three players; me, Mrs Tips (slightly more prudish than the rest of the family) and Tiny Tips (now actually 15 and following in his father's footsteps)?
I got Fluxx recently. Only played it a couple of times but it's quite fast and fun.

And, of course, if you get bored of playing it you can say stuff like: "Not bloody Flux again!"
I'll back up Fluxx (lots of different editions available - Family Fluxx may be best to cater to Mrs Tips, though have a look at the other themed versions available).


Monopoly Deal - at least one person I know who really does not like Monopoly (understatement) has a copy of this.


Love Letter (as someone else mentioned) is a good one - takes a few minutes to learn, available in different themes.

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Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 02 July, 2015, 01:11:15 pm »
From here: http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/news/archive.html

You said you can play Munchkin with 2 players, Sheridan, but I had thought the minimum was 3 (I haven't played it yet). Do you have experience with 2 players, with modified rules maybe?


Nope - just quoting the box.  Though the rules PDF says 3-6.


I'm waiting for Dredd before buying Apocalypse as well (though already have the Mars Attacks! booster, to recreate one of the better IDW offerings).


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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 02 July, 2015, 08:01:57 am »
Sir Nicholas Winton, MBE (the knighthood and MBE were given for completely different, and entirely laudable reasons).

Saved the lives of nearly 700 children through organising the Kindertransport from Czechoslavakia.  A further 250 were on a train which left Prague on the day the Second World War broke out.  The train never arrived at Liverpool Street, and the children were never seen again.

BBC News

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Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 02 July, 2015, 07:39:16 am »
Munchkin should this game be played by adults or their children or both?

I have the core rules for their spin on Dungeons & Dragons, but slightly water damaged.

Wonder if there is compendium.

Munchkin is a card game that can be played by 2-4 players aged 10 and up (that's what it says on the boxes in front of me, though the more cards you have the more players can join in).

What you have is a roleplaying game based on the D20 (Dungeons and Dragons 3.5) rules system but Munchkin themed.  This is the same games system which was used as the basis for the Judge Dredd and Sláine RPGs which were released at the beginning of this century.  The latest Judge Dredd (and Strontium Dog) games use Traveller instead of D20.

p.s. there's also a Munchkin-themed boardgame, and another card game which is a rethemed version of Love Letter, but Munchkin itself is the original card game.

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Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 02 July, 2015, 12:20:35 am »
Any new news on the Munchkin Apocalypse: Judge Dredd release date?  I think it was mentioned somewhere upthread (the expansion, not the release date).

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General / Re: RENGA: aborted DC Thomson rival to 2000AD
« on: 02 July, 2015, 12:14:39 am »
In theory, Phoenix stories are "all ages", but having read about 150 issues to date, the content seems exclusively geared towards younger readers*

* although there's the odd pic of a ding-dong or fanny if you have a hangup about human nudity.
I have no such hang-ups (though am a little surprised such pics appear in it).  In what context do they appear?

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Creative Common / Re: Buy my book! (please!)
« on: 01 July, 2015, 11:05:12 pm »
Does anyone ejaculate in it?

(Holmes and Watson did it quite a lot in the Conan Doyle stories)

Yes they do!

Holmes ejaculated six times, Watson ejaculated eleven times (one of those times was at his fiancée)

Phelps ejaculated three times and Mrs St Clair's husband ejaculated just once (but it was out of a second-floor window).
QI

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General / Re: RENGA: aborted DC Thomson rival to 2000AD
« on: 01 July, 2015, 09:50:49 pm »
I wonder if a competitor to 2000ad would expand the market or just take readers away from 2000ad?

Even as a teen without much in the way of funds I would always buy 2000ad but could still find room for Toxic and would sporadically dip into Crisis, Revolver and what not. Would be nice to have options but I think for Brit comics that ship has sailed.
We'll have to wait until The Phoenix readers grow older (not being a reader myself I'm not sure what the age range is - would it be possible to jump from 'children's comics' to 2000AD, as it was when I was eight, or is there a bit too much of a gap in between)?

Just to make clear - 2000AD has grown up with its readers, which in the main were a few years older than I was at the time, up to my late teens / adulthood - is The Phoenix aimed at old enough children that they would be able to graduate seamlessly from Ph to 2000AD or would there need to be a gateway comic for the interim years?

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