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  1. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it...
  2. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... I just finished Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It is very much science fiction of the good old social commentary vein. Extremely well written and constructed. Nested, connected short stories. I am amazed they could make it into a movie and now I want to see it to see how successful they were.
  3. Re: Storn's Art & Characters thread. Professor Ishmael Strom!
  4. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities I'm with Socio. If Batman in Arkham City used this term in regards to a woman, I would have a problem, refuse to purchase or play the game, and encourage others to do the same. But bad guys have to act badly otherwise you can't tell the bad guys from the good. And there is the problem, deteriorating discretion and being too complacent to teach people how to tell the good from the bad and the idea that zero tolerance policies help the situation.
  5. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Just finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Supposedly he's a local guy, into SCA and gaming, massive geek cred. He also just happens to have scorched off a pretty damn good novel, the first of a short series. The hero telling his tale after his derring-do is done. Took me two tries to get going on it but once I reached the turning point I was hooked.
  6. Re: Storn's Art & Characters thread. Awesomesauce.
  7. Re: Storn's Art & Characters thread. That warrior woman is off the charts amazing but I don't know if she is Exalted enough. Maybe if she had a frost giant's heart clenched in her teeth or had just cloven a mountain in twain. If she won the battle all by herself, that would be Exalted enough. I wish it wasn't a contracted piece because I would love a print.
  8. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities Sounds like there's a market for Big Macintosh swag.
  9. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities And I used Hustler as a source for a high school paper on atheism. There was a great interview of Madalyn Murray O'Hair.
  10. Re: Order of the Stick Seems like Rich could get a lot of mileage out of copy-paste. Or if you rack up a million dollar Kickstarter you might be able to afford an intern or even two.
  11. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities Massey, it's real important that you don't say anything that can be taken as insulting to Lemming's wife. Use up all the tact you have left if you have to.
  12. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities
  13. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities I think back to the 13 year-old gamer I was, and I have no problems imagining the sexist depths that gamer girls can find themselves subjected to. How sad though to be a grown man and still be a 13 year-old inside. The hobby matured: how about you? One of my favorite anecdotes: Jim Ward, one of the original fatbeards of Geneva, was trying to market his new RPG 1492, where The Old World was enlightened but The New World had elves. He just couldn't understand why restricting the options for the female characters, who had to originate from The Old World, would be offensive or even a dealbreaker. I mean, historically women weren't allowed to be military or get an education! Suggestions that enforcing historical realism in a fantasy game was a hard sell and discouraging half your potential customers was an even harder sell. He ignored us and that is why 1492 is the most popular RPG on the market today! Shows what we, the sales team at ACD, knew.
  14. Re: Storn's Art & Characters thread. Pugnacious.
  15. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities There is a fine line between sincere appreciation and lechery, and it is different for every woman. This is what makes dating interesting and exasperating.
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