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  1. Hello everyone! We have a variety of projects going on at Hero Games right now, both for quarter one of 2021 and for the year as a whole. I wanted to let you know about them, get your input, and ask if there is anything you would like to see created by Hero Games in the coming year. Of course, I can’t promise you we will act on those suggestions! Only that we will listen and do what we can, given the limited time and resources that we have. Please feel free to comment. UPCOMING NEW RELEASES The following three projects have been turned into us, have been approved, and are in various
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  2. It's hard for me to believe I'm saying this but come this June, our campaign will be 40 years old, along with the 40th Anniversary of the game Champions. It's actually mind-boggling to me, that any campaign could be that long. The campaign is older than my friend's marriage as well as some people in the campaign. I'm planning on buying some plastic award medals that you can put your own emblem inside of and giving them out in June. By the way, this is the same continuous campaign - never stopped or retconned. It's gone through changes over the decades and has seen players & characters come
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  3. Quoted on the Book of Face by our very own Darren Watts: "I get it now. Ted and Heidi Cruz wanted their children to be safe, to have basic sanitary services like heat and running water, to leave behind a third-world apocalyptic nightmare for a safer place. Like so many parents before them, they decided to cross the Mexican border. @julieroginsky"
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  4. I applaud the ten Republican Representatives who voted to impeach Mr. Trump, as well as the seven Republican Senators who voted to convict. I know it was a difficult decision that will probably come back to bite them next election season. I thank these leaders for their courage. The rest of the Republicans in Congress can go straight to Hell as far as I'm concerned. I am embarrassed ever to have belonged to this Party.
    12 points
  5. Meanwhile over Mar-a Lago:
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  6. I've heard a lot of people making a case that those in northern states accustomed to severe winter weather shouldn't criticize Texas for their handling of this emergency. So y'all sit back and let me do it from here in Arkansas, right next to Texas at the same latitude and with the same weather. While there are the expected outages caused by power lines being down and such, we're largely doing okay despite getting more than double our average annual snowfall in the last 3 days. What we don't have are millions of people without power due to a completely isolated power grid, utility
    11 points
  7. 450,000 US Covid deaths - 1/5 of the Global deaths thanks to a non-existent national plan, constant mixed messages, flip-flopping strategies, and embracing pseudo-science. The Trump Covid response alone is a numbers based reason that almost anyone is better than Trump and that he's one of the worst Presidents ever.
    11 points
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  9. No, Biden Didn't Say 'You Can’t Legislate by Executive Order Unless You're a Dictator' (snopes.com)
    9 points
  10. Honestly, no one has linked to the news story, that I've seen, and I have no idea what details of the story have been made public or not. But from what others have said in this thread, the police pepper sprayed a kid who was already in the back of a police cruiser. If that's what happened, I don't care if the kid slit the throat of the pope: that was completely inappropriate behavior from the police. I have every confidence that a nine year old kid could flat out kill me if she tried because I'm not exactly in robust health. But even I could control a nine y
    9 points
  11. Is that a hippopottoman?
    8 points
  12. I don't much care for "magic causes super-powers," either, because it seems to privilege one mode of power over others. If it were up to me, but I was bound to preserve past published statements, I'd present something like this: ------------ The Mandaarian shook her head and smiled. "No, I express myself badly. Your languages do not have the words. So often you use 'magic' to mean anything you do not understand. But Witchfire, you understand the spells you cast, yes? Or think you do, just as Defender thinks he understands how and why his armor works. You are not wrong, but your under
    8 points
  13. I'm going to go under the assumption that your initial question (and responses) are not disingenuous -- but be careful. You are correct, we don't know how many would have died under Biden...hell, we don't know how many actually died under Trump because he managed to politicize a pandemic and usher in a post-truth era (the actual numbers are looking to be significantly higher). What we do know is that the numbers under Biden would have been significantly less since there has been zero indication that he would have dismissed the pandemic...much to the contrary, he and Obama prepared
    8 points
  14. If conservative voices don't want to be silenced, perhaps they should not voice threats, level unsubstantiated accusations, sympathize with declared enemies of the United States, or advocate sedition. But that's just my voice.
    8 points
  15. I forget whether it was Professor Parker or Michael Kimmel (author of Angry White Men) who provided the breakdown of GOP voters I heard on ATC, but he said they are about 50% Trumpists, 40% willing to put up with him but wedded to policies rather than personality cult, and 10% Never Trumpers. So I'd guess that Trumpists own the primaries for at least the next few years. Kimmel closely followed the Capitol insurgency and the statements by the rioters. He found them all too familiar in their sense of "aggrieved entitlement." Like Prof. Parker, he finds that ardent Trumpists are not s
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  16. 7 points
  17. From a Facebook conversation involving our old friend Bunneh: Conservatives: Gina Carano was canceled because of her conservative beliefs! Me: She was canceled because she believes in trickle-down theory? Conservatives: Uh, no. Me: She was canceled because she likes school choice? Conservatives: No, not that. Me: Then which "conservative" views was she canceled for? Conservatives: Well, uh... Me: ? Conservatives: That..that other one, the one we all agree on but can't actually explicitly state because of the ones of us that are part of that and agree we need t
    7 points
  18. archer

    car flipped

    She's battered and bruised but didn't hit her head or hurt her joints that we can tell. The roads were a sheet of ice. She was going very slowly and just turning into the parking lot on her way to work. She turned the steering wheel but the car didn't turn at all. She tried straightening out her steering wheel then the car started to slightly turn. It missed most of the entrance and her front wheel ran up on a large decorative rock. Since there wasn't any detectable coefficient of friction under any of the other wheels, the car flipped as the other wheels just slipped
    7 points
  19. Starlord

    Coronavirus

    So I had an in-person Cincy VA medical appt today and they were doing 70 and over Covid vaccinations. Due to the massive amount of snow that got dumped on SW Ohio last night, they were several no-shows. As they now had extra vaccines leftover for the day, someone stopped me as I was going out and asked if I wanted vaccinated. Long story short, I got my first dose of Moderna vaccine today and my return appt. is March 10th. To quote the famous philosopher Ice Cube, "I guess it was a good day."
    7 points
  20. 7 points
  21. Champions New Millennium /jk
    6 points
  22. Pariah

    Coronavirus

    I got my second COVID vaccination yesterday afternoon. I'm tired (exacerbated, no doubt, by my daughter waking up at 5:45 this morning for no readily apparent reason) and achy, and my left arm is pretty sore. But I don't have any of the really worrying side effects: no fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or anything like that. So I'm good. I'm grateful today for everyone whose hard work and sacrifice made this vaccine possible. This virus stole a year from us. Now we have a way to fight back.
    6 points
  23. Simon

    In other news...

    Perseverance has touched down on Mars and is communicating.
    6 points
  24. Cygnia

    RIP Rush Limbaugh

    My father was a toxic, abusive asshole. Sucking down Limbaugh's hateful, bigoted rhetoric made him that much worse. So yeah, I'm gonna enjoy some Schadenfreude Pie here.
    6 points
  25. That would have been a very clever, imaginative and bold adaptation to a rapidly evolving situation. Hence completely beyond Donald Trump. Don't get me wrong, IMO he's selfish, ruthless and desperate enough to have tried it if he thought of it. Just not smart or brave enough.
    6 points
  26. Wait, what?
    6 points
  27. It also doesn't mean that any media outlet is required to give everyone a platform for their speech. The First Amendment only applies to government repression of speech. Fox News is a business that has to sell itself to survive. Their management has every right to cancel any program they believe threatens their business. This is proving to be the only way to get contemporary media and public figures to consider the consequences of their actions. Hit them in their wallets.
    6 points
  28. Just to keep all our terms straight: Trump has already been impeached a second time. The House of Representatives submitted a single article of impeachment to the Senate, and did so while Trump was still President. What's up next is his second trial in the Senate. The difference now is that many Republicans see Donald Trump as a liability to their own political futures, particularly if he's able to run for President again in 2024. Privately many GOP legislators are sick of the man. What I have hope for is that Mitch McConnell would agree to an anonymous vote on conviction, so that
    6 points
  29. 6 points
  30. Cops “need” to pepper spray a handcuffed 9yo girl in the back of a cop car? On video? Please, bring me more facts. I’ll wait.
    6 points
  31. I would like to point out that this is one-hundred percent, absolutely correct. However-- well, more on that later. I pointed out the correctness of your assertion so that I could also point out that I don't think any of us involved in this are unaware of that. While I would _love_ to think that we could keep GS open and functioning, simply because _millions_ of us would, without a GameStop within an hour or two from us, would be stuck relying entirely on the "wide range of options" that can be found at Wal-Mart. Also knowns as "a bunch of sports crap and whatever has Mario in i
    6 points
  32. IIRC, we had a threead on this a year or two ago. Prenise was that the decline of magic wouldn't be instant, like flicking a switch, but a gradual dimming. Super-powers gradually weakened; new origins declined and eventually stopped. I don't remember the thread's title, but you might search for it. For story reasons, I would presume that super-powers do not instantly stop working if a super time-travels to a low-magic epoch. Magic, after all, involves the mind, the soul and the self, not just ambient quasi-physical energies. Each super carries a bit of their own reality with them t
    6 points
  33. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/peter-robb-alice-stock-nlrb-fired.html
    6 points
  34. Let us not forget the most accursed tome of them all--Seduction Of The Innocent. The work of the conformist scholar and covert magician Frederic Wertham, contained betwixt its lines of text and "scholarly" arguings, are subliminal incantations and charms designed to bewitch the unwary and the weak minded into following along with his miserable, deplorable campaign to suppress creativity and freedom of thought, to stifle beyond reviving the notion that great power could--and should--be used to protect the weak and defenseless, and advance the greater good. All in the name of instilling and pr
    5 points
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  36. Sorry, but I am really effing tired of politicians being given the benefit of Hanlon's Razor. Trump may not be a gifted project planner but the evidence that the coup was premeditated is overwhelming. Just off the top of my head, Trump: Spent a year sending inciteful tweets with violent language about the "Trump Army", "dead Democrats", and exercising 2nd Amendment rights Openly supported armed Michigan protestors who stormed the Michigan state capitol and planned to execute Gov. Whitmer Constantly groomed his supporters that "The only way we’re going to lose this election
    5 points
  37. All right kiddies, since you’re all tucked in and have said your prayers, Uncle Tjack will tell you some stories of his time working behind the scenes of a large regional Science Fiction Convention. Like Dragnet before me all the stories are true. (or else they wouldn’t be so funny) But I will change the names to protect the innocent and guilty alike We might as well start of with a bang so I’ll tell you about “The International Incident”or “Riverpuke” Once upon a time in an almost mythical land near the sea there stood a hotel we’ll call the Lark Llaza. And to their great regret th
    5 points
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  39. ‘MEME STOCK’ RALLY RESCUES AMC THEATERS FROM $600M DEBT
    5 points
  40. Let's see: RobinHood is currently forcibly selling all our gamestop stock (hey: I had a hundred bucks I was going to blow on books anyway, okay? This particular protest was worth it, at least to me), even without our permission. The hedgefunds are continuing deep into after-hours trading. Fortunately, several Canadians and even some west Europeans have picked up the ball and are running with it. I don't know if it's going to lose steam or not; with the forcible closing of the reddit forums related to this and the fact that I don't Twit means my updates are pretty sp
    5 points
  41. Wow. 'You almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago': AOC rejects Ted Cruz's support for her criticism of Robinhood
    5 points
  42. So, did you hear about the latest bizarre thing that Trump has tweeted? Yeah, me neither. It's been glorious.
    5 points
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