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/leftytg/ Anonymous Comrade 10/23/2019 (Wed) 17:49:51 No. 720 [Reply] [Last]
Tabletop Games / Traditional Games
Wargames, Roleplaying Games, Board Games, Card Games, Drinking Games, and so on and so on.

What are you playing/running/home-brewing?
What do you have to recommend or criticize?
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Thank you anon. Would be good to bounce some ideas around. I'll have to put a bit more thought into the setting.
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I found this simple generic system called FU which seems great for my purpose.
>AlfaBusa literally beat us to the Dark Heresy game
>who takes 2 years to make vidyas
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Watching it rn and I'm fucking dying from laughter.
>railroading GM gets screwed by mythical 12 critical rolls in a row
stuff of legends tbh

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Spooky movies for Samhain! Satan-kun 10/31/2019 (Thu) 16:21:57 No. 2330 [Reply] [Last]
Happy halloween fellas (not for me because i'm not doing anything particularly fun or exciting today). I came up with a list of movies you might wanna watch today. Suggested by other people of course.
I haven't seen most of these movies in this list, but these are supposed to be good spooky movies/documentaries.
Wild wild country
Going Clear
Jesus Camp (i saw this one, it's pretty good)
Holy Hell
Kentucky Teenage Vampires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWclRSulGFQ[Embed]
The Keepers
We Need To Talk About Kevin

The Hostel - I saw it, it didn't scare me much. It might appeal to other people though. It's more of a "getting kidnapped and raped a brutally murdered" kind of thing.
Angel Heart
The Fourth Kind - Only saw it partially, i think it maybe had some spooky scenes but it was years ago and i need to rewatch.
Noroi The Curse - I actually saw the full thing. I highly recommend it, subbed of course because dubbed japanese entertainment loses the emotion in the voice.
La Voyage Dans La Lun
The Demonic Tapes (british horror film)
Ju-on the grudge (the japanese version) - I saw this one too, but don't remember enough to tell you how good it was.
Antichrist (the film)
Annihilation ( was interested in it a few months ago, it had some legit unsettling shit in it, but i can't see how it'd be a full on horror thing since some of it seems too artsy)
A Tale of Two Sisters
The Thing (the original not the prequel)
The Exorcist (maybe that's a normie movie, i don't know, i haven't seen it but it's gotten a lot of praise over the years)

Aside from that list you should watch the poughkeepsie tapes. It's pretty good. Also give REC a try. Not Quarantine though, REC. Also the original blair witch project.
That's all i got.
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I'm proud of you.
I'm going to see The Lighthouse next week. I really liked The Witch, so I've been looking forward to it for quite a while.
wtf is the bear suit costume in the shining and why do I know Epstein has something to do with it?
Be proud of her, she deedthroated with her finger in my ass and extracted a pint of semen.
Whelp I know what I'm doing next weekend.
The Green Room is a good movie that focuses on an anarkiddie band that decides to play a concert for neonazis in order to get some money. When trying to leave they accidentally witness a murder and they end up being forced to fight for their lives since the fashies don't want them reporting shit to the police.

This is probably the one movie you want your fellow anti-gun comrades to see.

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/drawing/ general Gomrad Spurdo#HTmBuh 11/01/2019 (Fri) 18:46:34 No. 2386 [Reply] [Last]
Post your scribbles, doodles, chicken scratches, sketches etc. here. Let's make some art. I'll start with some things that I made quite a while back but never really got around to finishing.
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Every time I see 'loomis' I just think of Harvester
Recently I've seen a backlash against recommending Loomis to beginners. I reckon at least half of it is contrarianism, but I also find that manikin methods need a strong backing in fast/intuitive perspective, or else progress will be slow. I don't mean VP's and grids so much as the general behaviour of 3D solids as they rotate.

The free tutorials on Drawabox.com are largely dedicated to that.
For the human figure Glenn Vilppu has helped me improved a lot. He focuses particularly hard on gesture.Good luck drawing comrades.
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mspaint of Leaky-eye Luca
if you want to easily start doodling, start with flowers
2D, most simple forms
flowers have curves, long lines, details you can add
no need to read books on how to draw, you can just do it
and remember, the rubber is your friend

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Magic the gathering General. Anonymous Comrade 10/24/2019 (Thu) 20:58:55 No. 1405 [Reply] [Last]
Well, throne of eldraine dropped and, I have to say, this is probably one of the most impressive sets i've seen come from wizards in a while.

Other than the push on all the whales and timmies there's some good things in this; genuinely unique stuff.

The alternative art/border cards really do look amazing.

But let's get down to business:

Right now, with the current format and meta change I would say that blue red and green on really on top right now. Blue has some great control and red/green has just been astoundingly fast. I have been hitting for almost ten by turn 3-4. Red was also blessed with some control in the form of Opportunistic dragon.

You throw some pelt collectors in and some Bonecrusher Giants and you are looking at some serious threats being placed on the field.

Right now I am running a Red/Green beat down deck. It's not optimized, but, it is running smoothly.

Anyone else getting into standard right now? What are some of your thoughts and opinions?/Strategies?
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Well that is really up to you to decide. Unlike yugio magic actually has a mana system for resources. Sometimes things tend to get out of control with the meta, but, nothing that cannot ever really be reigned back in. (We just banned a serious problem in the standard format.)

But ultimately that is something only you can answer; probably through game play.
The mana system can be incredibly annoying if you dont draw the optimal amount of land. For that reason alone you should probably avoid magic. Gwent was a pretty good card game a few seasons ago, but they radically changed the game several times and im not up to date anymore. Its free to play, cards are easy to grind, art is amazing and the gameplay is (probably) alright.
Imagine being such a brainlet you can't adequately produce a consistent ammount of Mana.

Brains play magic.
Brainlets play other shit.
Pretty sure you're just terrible at deck building.
Won $125 on saturday in a modern tournament, makes my earnings from magic a couple hundred this month. Green is wildly op right now, oko is the best walker in the game.
They just banned veil of summer in pioneer, and hopefully it follows that they will ban it in other formats soon. Card is way to good.

I kind of hate how much time and money I put into something so bougie as playing magic, but I fucking love the gameplay.

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Relational/SQL vs NoSQL Comrade 08/13/2019 (Tue) 03:02:44 No. 387 [Reply] [Last]
what is the advantages of nosql over traditional dbs?

why did programmers from 2006->2015ish all start writing and useing their own databases. whats the point?

people say oh its faster for the programmer because they dont have to write a schema but literally the only thing to change a schema is an alter table statement anyway which takes 30 seconds
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mongoError: Topology was destroyed
there's no need to ACID, transactions, or rollbacks, i said, laughing.


databases like postgres have literal decades of engineering behind them making them rock solid. it even have json store if you want
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Any thoughts on Daniel Abadi and his DB work?
>Daniel Abadi
never heard of him
GAVIN-MENDEL GLEASON is a tech guy and marxist affiliated with Cockshott whos making a graph database

gibson Anonymous Comrade 11/10/2019 (Sun) 07:08:44 No. 2609 [Reply] [Last]
what does everyone think of William Gibson's classic cyberpunk novels / stories, are they any good?
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well which ones are the good ones, neuromancer?
I read Neuromancer years ago and from what I remember it was pretty good but it suffers from what many genre-setting works do in that it now seems pretty cliche and standard in retrospect
neuromancer was pretty ok, but he wasn't a good writer yet and it's hard to keep up with the pacing of the novel. Ideas are interesting but the story sucks. It's literally just a cyberpunk heist story. I liked idoru better. But you could tell it was then when his political stances were starting to soften up to liberalism
What about his earlier work like Burning Chrome
Haven't read it.when it comes to cyberpoonk I liked " when gravity falls" which is about a world where traps are the norm and the west has declined to the point of being comparable to the current Middle East, and the story is set in the Middle east anyway . The main characters love interest is qute trap and they Fucc a lot. There's also lengthy descriptions of her boipuccy. There's also snowcrash which I really liked. Gibson started the cyberpunk movement but was never the best cyberpunk writer imo

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GNU Guix Comrade 09/28/2019 (Sat) 10:55:08 No. 792 [Reply] [Last]
Is Guix the operating system of the future?
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There are lots of "OS of the future"
Guix is great, though I could never get it to play nice with Doom Emacs, which was a dealbreaker at the time (I'm not using Doom Emacs anymore, but as far as I can tell the only way to maintain config for your software like this is to build it as a Guix package, which I just don't have the time or energy for). I ran it for a couple of months on my hobby laptop, though I got tired of the build-times for some packages when substitutes weren't available (especially non-free Linux kernels, which I would leave running overnight and sometimes come back to the kernel still being built in the morning).

I do think though that declarative operating systems are the future, because the implications are amazing for deployment of many machines, as well as maintaining your own workstation - you make some configuration change to a particular service in your OS declaration, build and switch to that OS you've declared, and if you fucked up you rollback.

What really excites me is that Guix is just the package manager - even though we call the distribution based on on this package manager `Guix System', in reality every system configuration for Guix is its own distribution of GNU/Linux. Some future non-Guix project could `downstream' Guix by way of providing some standard distributions (read: `operating-system' configuration files with useful collections of packages, services, configuration, etc.) users could make use of, adding new channels with non-free software that users could opt-in to if they have e.g. a wifi card with non-free drivers, and providing some helpful configuration tools, e.g. for setting up and maintaining profiles, which don't require you to be pretty well versed in Scheme to have a working, maintainable distribution. Maybe this project could maintain build servers for the more popular software which isn't available in the standard Guix build repositories. We could have all sorts of Linux distributions which are built on the Guix package manager, and switching between these distributions would just be a matter of running `guix system reconfigure'.

I think the possibilities here are incredible, and I'm pretty excited for it - for now though I've got Slackware on my laptop, so I can keep my distance from systemd while having a distribution that gives me most of what I could possibly need from a system out of the box.
Sounds pretty cool, now I need to find an excuse to try it!
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Just finished writing my first package and it compiles!!

/rlm/ thread Anonymous Comrade 10/31/2019 (Thu) 14:55:06 No. 2324 [Reply] [Last]
the new BOTW is top 5 material
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While RLM themselves are great, I think the greatest part is BoTW and all the great stuff it's introduced us to, like this great clip of Jeremy Corbyn vs Boris Johnson


or this


tho tbh I saw this clip before the episode came out but hey :P
Actually now that I think of it, we should have a thread for all Youtube commentators/reviewers and the great meme shows/movies they've covered, like Tequila and Bonnetti or 'THE NIGHTMARE BECOMES REALITY!'


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Who would have guessed that some guys who are filmmakers (workers) who understand the production process would have a better analysis of what happens in the industry than liberal art students (PMCs) who talk about messaging and shit in movies with a higher number of writers than stars.
This is of course correct.

On an unrelated not, it's pretty impressive that they don't paywall any of their content. It's only their hack fraud no budget movies you have to pay for.
He strikes me as a "South Park Conservative." You know, someone who doesn't take politics seriously and who doesn't think too deeply about their assumptions, so progressive kind of shit seems silly in general and the current crop of wokies look like they're from another dimension. They'd rather laugh at the weird shit and half-ironically lament how crazy the world has become instead of questioning why it is the way that it is.

I think that without Mike the show might have had a more woke angle (given shit I've heard Jay and Jack say). I'm glad that among all the movies and TV discourse there are people who don't lend the woke marketing shit credence and even mock it sometimes. I think the discourse may be starting to turn on this thanks in part to the 2016 US elections using idpol and the 2020 election flaming out hardcore on that front already. From a strategic ideological perspective, having people just be largely neutral is good because it helps weaken the perceived hegemony of liberal ideology. Also, Mike was the one who started the whole thing and still does a lot of the work, so without him there probably wouldn't be a show at all.

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gaming on linux Comrade 09/30/2019 (Mon) 03:07:32 No. 693 [Reply] [Last]
do you guys think gaming on linux is picking up steam in 2019?

- Steam games on linux/SteamOS: more native titles than ever and protondb making wine setup and config a one click thing.
- Windows 7 support ending, windows 10 sucks donkey balls (Cortana, offline account option now removed as well)
- Intel, AMD graphics drivers at near parity, Nvidia catching up
- Google making a game streaming service (Stadia) means they obviously plan to port games to linux, it can't work without it
- Vulkan API is going to replace both legacy OpenGL and Direct3D (easier to port, even more cross platform engines as well)
- Lutris > playonlinux, making installing top titles extremely easy.

What do you think guys, is 2020 the YEAR OF THE LINUX GAMING DESKTOP?
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Nerd. Now I sage.

No. As long there is windows, linux will never be a viable option
In my experience about 50% of games work without issue via Wine or Proton. I still dual boot Windows but using it less and less.
they usually have 0.1+ms extra lag that makes it uncompetitive for serious players, especially in time sensitive genres like FPS
Fight imperialism, reminder to install non-proprietary software.

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Deus Ex Series thread Anonymous Comrade 10/26/2019 (Sat) 00:46:42 No. 1528 [Reply] [Last]
I just started playing the original Deus Ex after watching Sseth's video on it recently, and I'm hooked. I played the new games a couple years which were also great, they introduced me to Cyberpunk. Thoughts on the series?
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>My only critique so far is that sneaking is basically pointless because I always get spotted when I shoot no matter what, although I suspect I'll be able to upgrade in the future so that this doesn't happen.
you have more success being sneaky if you use melee weapons(aim for the back) or silent projectile weapons like the crossbow(you get silencers later)
Reminder there was nothing wrong with the ending of Mankind Divided.
>b-b-but the main plot is unresolved
The game starts with you witnessing a terrorist attack, the game follows you tracking down the terrorist group and their leader, and the game ends with you stopping their leader.
>b-b-but the loose threads
Why does that mean the main story was not finished? The narrative was complete, the mission you embarked on was accomplished. The "loose threads" are there for clues at what is to come of the trilogy
>b-b-but that's unacceptable
Well that depends - if you like a movie series such as The Lord of the Rings, or pretty much any non-anthology tv show, then surely you don't think it's unacceptable? They have loose threads that won't be resolved until the sequel/followup, so why do you treat Mankind Divided differently?
the terrorist attack is immediately shown to be a false flag for some higher up conspiracy, and that's the main plot. the terror group is a sideshow. Jensen being a double agent trying to take down the illuminati takes up as much if not more playtime than dealing with the terror group. It'd be like Deus Ex 1 ending after you get to lebedev. There was clearly more to the story.
>They have loose threads that won't be resolved until the sequel/followup, so why do you treat Mankind Divided differently?
I don't like Witcher 2, but one problem it didn't have was this one. The story within the game was done well enough that ending it on a cliffhanger didn't bother anyone. Mankind Divided dropped the ball, and very clearly for trying to squeeze as much as they could out of fans.

I've only played through it twice, and in one "session" so maybe i'll lighten up on it if I ever replay it, but I don't feel an urge to. Whereas with every other game in the series I have gone back to multiple times. It wasn't awful, I had fun playing it, it just wasn't at the level of the rest of them.
>use melee weapons(aim for the back)
ah fuck, never tried that. thanks for the pointer.


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