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Stainless Steel Rat.

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Film & TV / Re: Netflix?
« on: 04 May, 2022, 01:35:02 PM »
Netflix has Better Call Saul, which is brilliant. Probably not for everyone though.

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Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 04 May, 2022, 11:18:26 AM »
A great write up as usual!

As a kid, I found the modern day setting very off-putting, although once you enter the house it stops being relevant. I hardly remember this book at all now, so reading it again should be interesting. I might still give book 9 a try first.

Interesting point about the randomly drugged wine. I'm going to assume that's down to the theme of giving the reader choices taking priority over plot or common sense. (But in the spirit of finding in-plot explanations for apparent errors, maybe a feature of the Satanists' evil religion is you have to give your victims a sporting chance?)

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What a great site!

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Trio?

I know Island of the Damned and The Nobody Wants This Job Job, but what is the other one?

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Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 03 May, 2022, 05:59:16 PM »
You should be flogged or made to wear a hair shirt or something.

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Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 03 May, 2022, 03:12:30 PM »
Enthusiasm wanes, but it also waxes. I thought I had played my last gamebook years ago, but I still kept about half of them, and this thread has got me back into them again. It's not even the first time that I've got back into them after a lengthy break. I gravitate back to them every few years. Something to consider before you flog them all on eBay.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 02 May, 2022, 05:00:11 PM »
I can't believe they're bothering with Samantha Slade.

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Books & Comics / Re: Placebo Judge Dredd Strip
« on: 02 May, 2022, 03:06:09 PM »
We might have a long wait until there's enough material to fill another volume of the Restricted Files.

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Durham Red is wildly inconsistent. Dan Abnett's stories were brilliant. The recent series is good. The rest is pretty shit. Return to Armageddon was very good, but it only ran for one series so it hardly seems fair to compare it with a series that has had multiple writers and artists. Durham Red at its best is the superior strip, but Return to Armageddon is better than the lesser Durham Red stories.

It's a tough call. To make up my mind, I've asked myself which thrill would I want to return to the prog for a brand new series? Unequivocally Durham Red, but only because Return to Armageddon doesn't need a sequel.

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General / Re: Dredd strip in UKCAC 1987 brochure
« on: 01 May, 2022, 09:24:48 PM »
What is the Thatcher one?

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General / Re: Dredd strip in UKCAC 1987 brochure
« on: 01 May, 2022, 11:32:40 AM »
I didn't know this existed, thank you!

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The first two series of Luke Kirby were very good, and if it had maintained that level of quality I'd be voting for it, but I thought it went downhill after that, and I remember being bored by it.

Armitage is almost always good. I like how it's premise is not just "what if Judge Dredd was British?", but it's central character is completely different to Dredd, and Brit-Cit is not just Mega-City 1 but smaller, rather it is quite a different society. It has a Justice Dept but it's not all-powerful like in MC1; there's a balance of power between the judges and organised crime.

I agree that Armitage should be retired or dead by now, but it's not really any different from Dredd's situation.

Armitage

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Books & Comics / Re: Spacewarp Presents Hellbreaker
« on: 29 April, 2022, 10:23:56 PM »
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No comic that produces that much content year-in, year-out is going to be on top form all the time.

2000AD has maintained a pretty steady level of high quality for two decades.

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News / Re: Help Sandra Ezquerra get this piece of artwork back
« on: 29 April, 2022, 06:57:16 PM »
Chitty on Contracts says different.

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