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    Help Me Make A Game... For Real! (Now Accepting Alpha Testers)

    To sidetrack the thread right away... what exactly do you mean by "religious horror"?
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    Bands/Artists that deserve more popularity

    According to the people I associate with that call themselves "jazz scholars", The Mingus is sadly shunned. The fact that you even mentioned Django would go way over peoples' heads. And you like The Soft Machine? Dang. I think you might just indubitably be a bad-ass.
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    Bands/Artists that deserve more popularity

    Charles Mingus was a composer, bassist and pianist. He composed music that would mostly be categorized as jazz, but also composed "third stream" music---music that blurred the lines between Jazz and classical music. Despite this, he is often overlooked when compared to the popularity of other...
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    Notch Unveils His New Game

    Okay. I'll admit it. I'm too lazy to go through this page to see if anybody has figured it out yet. So I'll just write this here anyway. For programmers (I'll remind you that Notch is a programmer), 0x denotes that the following number is in base-16 (a convenient base when dealing with binary...
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    Replay value in games

    SUPER METROID Because fucking SUPER METROID. It's one of the best gaming experiences I know of. Seriously.
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    Poll: Canada for Presidency of the United States

    Absolutley! I mean, I'm not American, but I wil move to America, do whatever I have to do to become an American citizen (like marry an American or something maybe less disgusting) just to vote for this party!
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    What's the dumbest thing you've ever heard or overheard someone say?

    You live where the street names are negative. I think the other participant in your conversation is fully justified in thinking that you live in some other worldly dimension. Calgary is one such of these bizarro worlds.
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    Least favorite song from you favorite band

    I completely forgot about In Through The Out Door. I detest that album. CODA is alright in places, but it's a posthumous "scraps" album--the stuff they left out from their other albums--so you've gotta understand, it really wasn't meant to be "good". You Shook Me is a low point for sure...
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    Least favorite song from you favorite band

    Charles Mingus: None. All of his songs are good. King Crimson: None. Some of the songs are meh, but none drive me crazy. Led Zeppelin: Regina Spektor: I guess it would be easy to conclude that my outlook on life is "STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE". Or perhaps that I'm a dirty hipster...
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    Let's Play Dungeons of Dredmor (Competitive!)

    THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY MUFFIN: CHAPTER 1 First of all, let me get something off my chest before it becomes a problem. <youtube=Lct6x-XqWrw> There. Now we can begin properly.
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    Let's Play Dungeons of Dredmor (Competitive!)

    After harvesting the data and running it through a Python script for randomly generated fun, we have arrived at this skillset for each player: lacktheknack: Thrown weapons, Blood Magic, Archaeology, Golemancy, Berserker, Smithing, Promethean Magic booker: Vampirism, Magic Training...
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    Let's Play Dungeons of Dredmor (Competitive!)

    You know, you're right. I replied to you last time as if I hadn't played a build like this before. That was fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun. Anyways, I think we need some more votes before we start.
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    Let's Play Dungeons of Dredmor (Competitive!)

    Oh so very true. Countering and dodging is indeed fantastic, however, we're looking for a challenge--not necessarily a good build. Regardless, +1 Thrown Weaponry, Unarmed, Berskerer, Artful Dodger, Vampirism, Assassin, and Archaeology. Also, +1 Smithing.
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    Let's Play Dungeons of Dredmor (Competitive!)

    Hola, fine people of The Escapist! I'm booker, your co-host and torturee on this fine competitive LP misadvententure. Remember folks, the fun is in make us live with your terrible skill set choices, so choose wisely!
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    What songs have a profound effect on you?

    I just finished listening to the album version of this song: <youtube=UCRAx9FUQhc> I cannot begin describing how I felt. Charles Mingus made some really moving work under the Impulse! label, and I just can't get over how well the instrumentation on the The Black Saint and the Sinner...