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General / Re: Showing Meg covers in Barney by year
« on: 13 August, 2022, 09:27:23 PM »
I don’t think there’s any way to do this. With Progs, you can add a FirstProg and LastProg value to the URL but Megs don’t work the same way because of the volumes.

But only one has names its characters with puns. Plus, I use "your mouth is full of wrong" in real life.
Venus Bluegenes?

Very difficult one. Strontium Dog

General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Halo Jones vs. Shakara Rd 5 Heat 5
« on: 06 August, 2022, 12:16:03 AM »

Sin Dex

Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 02 August, 2022, 10:19:12 AM »
Way of the Tiger: Inferno!

So: this book wasn't as bad as I'd heard, but it wasn't great. What was helpful is that in the original printing I understand that this indeed marked as THE END, whilst in my newer edition it simply says something like 'you're doomed, unless you can escape..?' and finishes there. For the gamebook player of 1987 this must have seemed an appalling end to the series, and I can see why a final book was commissioned.
Fairly certain I didn't realise it was really the end and assumed there'd be another one along shortly.

It’s Cradlegrave.

Off Topic / Re: TV Adverts that make you wish for death.
« on: 30 June, 2022, 08:14:26 AM »
This is always fun- especially as people usually mention the same ones, which makes you wonder just what the hell that ad companies involved were thinking, and how they managed to get it so wrong.
They're thinking: this will get people talking about our client's product.

Firekind is one of the top 5 Thrills of all time. Mean Team isn't even the best Belardinelli strip with a talking cat.

The Word for World is Forest

Simping Detective.

Music / Re: Discovered / rediscovered music thread
« on: 30 May, 2022, 08:37:31 AM »
How had I not heard of these afore?

Galaxie 500 - Peel Session 1989
Great band. The first thing I ever bought on eBay was a CD-R of their other Peel session as it was the only way I could get a copy of their half-remembered Sex Pistols cover.

Massively regret not being arsed to get the train through to Edinburgh to see them on what turned out to be their last ever tour. Have since seen Dean do a nostalgia-heavy set but it's not quite the same without the rest of them.

Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 29 May, 2022, 03:58:25 PM »
I've enjoyed these so much, I'm not sure why they never reached a larger audience.
One thing I really like is that there's no 'do you have item x, if not game over' moment. Having certain items or skills makes your life a lot easier, and you can definitely box yourself into a point where a lack
Really enjoyed your write-up of these Way of the Tiger books. They were always head and shoulders above any other series I played so I'm also a bit surprised at their lack of renown. The sense of progression and the world around you were so good. The only other series I remember trying to do this was Lone Wolf and that was a lot less complete. Read somewhere (potentially earlier in this thread) that the whole setting of Orb was one they'd developed over a few years of D&Ding which was why it worked so well. On the other hand, it could be that the idea of an ongoing series is what put people off picking up a random one like you could with FF.

I really liked the same authors' sci-fi series, but that seems more of a niche thing. Think it was called Falcon?

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 25 May, 2022, 03:55:33 PM »
Would the Revere and The Dead volume be worth picking up? I am totally unfamiliar with both strips and need someone to recommend or otherwise.
Two of the best strips ever to appear in the Prog. Either one would be worth the money. Both together is unbeatable value.

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