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Messages - Jim_Campbell

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Creative Common / Re: Ignorance is Strength
« on: 28 September, 2022, 07:50:50 PM »
Thinking about it now, I have some vague recollection of the Games Workshop RPG describing 'grenade' as being something akin to a shotgun round, although I'm not sure why you'd call that a grenade…

Just another of those random memories, but I think the GW RPG only allowed you to hold four(?) different types of round in your Lawgiver at any one time (you could keep additional types of ammo in your belt but lost time in combat swapping over). It was quite instructional — they were all basically useless. You kept the vast bulk of your available rounds as general purpose, with a couple of hi-ex and a couple of armour piercing for special occasions.

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Creative Common / Re: Ignorance is Strength
« on: 28 September, 2022, 07:46:09 PM »
No need at all for towering city blocks.

Ohhhh… we had a thread for that. Can open, worms everywhere.

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Creative Common / Re: Ignorance is Strength
« on: 28 September, 2022, 12:11:31 PM »
I'm not sure anyone's ever adequately explained the difference between Hi-Ex and Grenade — has Dredd ever used a grenade round in a story?

Thinking about it now, I have some vague recollection of the Games Workshop RPG describing 'grenade' as being something akin to a shotgun round, although I'm not sure why you'd call that a grenade… and I don't think that's canon because, as I say, I don't think it's ever actually been used in a story.

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Creative Common / Re: Ignorance is Strength
« on: 28 September, 2022, 12:04:13 PM »
Let's be honest here: the Lawgiver has never made much sense, having been developed piecemeal over the first year or so of the strip's very episodic, throw-stuff-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks, developmental period. Most of that development consisted of "What will seem cool to a ten-year-old this week?"

The ricochet round is largely ignored these days (I suspect mainly because the level of contrivance required to introduce a scenario where it would actually be useful), the heat-seeker (if it's ever referred to at all) is usually only mentioned in a reference to why it can't be used.

Armour piercing makes very little sense as a round to be routinely deployed in an urban environment by law enforcement, since the potential for unintended fatalities is obvious.

I'm not sure anyone's ever adequately explained the difference between Hi-Ex and Grenade — has Dredd ever used a grenade round in a story?


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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 28 September, 2022, 09:56:51 AM »
there's no way to put it back in and maintain protection against tyranny.

Except, in the final irony, the only people with access to more insanely powerful weaponry than the citizens are the police and the army, meaning that all those guns are no defence at all against actual tyranny. They're only good for shooting each other. And defenceless school children, obviously.

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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 27 September, 2022, 08:11:07 PM »
The article does not mention this - instead choosing to focus on issues other than a system designed to allow mass shootings.

Well, obviously, because only a woke, communist libtard would dare to suggest otherwise!

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Megazine / Re: Meg 448: Graveyard Shift
« on: 21 September, 2022, 05:34:55 PM »
It really was - best floppy for a while, really interesting how he even roughs the covers in the artist's distinctive style and the changes that are made between the stages. Some of the placeholder word balloons were hilarious

Just adding to the chorus here: yes, that was great and a fantastic insight into Robin’s contribution to (arguably) 2000AD’s most iconic period.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« on: 21 September, 2022, 04:35:08 PM »
Why do we need a 30th anniversary of one of the worst epics ever?

You really are a little ray of sunshine, aren't you…?

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Prog / Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« on: 21 September, 2022, 11:36:40 AM »
Who was that?

I think that was Wolfie Smith, a psychic lad who briefly graced the pages of the Prog in 'The Mind of Wolfie Smith' after the merger with Tornado.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 19 September, 2022, 10:01:07 PM »
Currently in the early stages of re-watching House.

It’s honestly quire remarkable—the plot is essentially identical every single episode but, somehow, Hugh Laurie is mesmerisingly good every single time.

Great TV.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 19 September, 2022, 06:50:19 PM »
My brother has the 12,9 and he said that it is too heavy (and not always easy to handle).

The current 12.9 is a little heavy, but it's insanely powerful and (pretty much) the size of a sheet of A4 — reading comics on it is a delight.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 18 September, 2022, 07:08:17 PM »
Just go digital since digital do not care about paper size

Been digital for about 18 months now. I do miss my Prog/Meg, but I don’t miss the “where the hell am I going to put these…?”

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 18 September, 2022, 05:51:26 PM »
I can’t think of any that would come from adjusting 2000 AD’s page size.

The only one I can think of may be availability of specific sizes in the teeth of this paper shortage, but we shall see…

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 18 September, 2022, 03:44:45 PM »
Time for a change- perhaps to the same dimensions as The Beano

Highly unlikely, I think, that we'll see any kind of format change that would have a knock-on effect on the TPB lines…

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