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Heya, I'm Elda King, a nerd from Brazil.

I have been on Mastodon for a while but just moved here. On this account I'll be mostly tooting about games (boardgames but also probably computer games).

Playing board games online is...

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Blizzard wanted to make a Warhammer 40K clone, but they could only afford three armies so they went with Space Marines, Tyranids and Tau. Then they filled up the rest with pin-up magazines, in an approach they later expanded in their popular Warhammer Fantasy clones.

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Watching some of the Starcraft 2 campaign I had not played, and everyone is so, so annoying that the mindless Zerg are the most sympathetic by far. Heck, that entire universe kind of deserves to be eaten.

Idea for an RPG: Tomb of Horrors, but it is actually Home Alone and you are the thieves.

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Behold! Spider-Dog-Worm Theory! Thanks to my comrade and colleague @NormalPopsicle for assistance making it, and the original idea in the first place.

Some basic strategy around dice and re-rolls (or rolling multiple dice and keeping one result):

1) It is most powerful when chances are around the average, least when chances are very high or very low.
2) An implication of that is that it has diminishing returns (just always remember each case is independent...).

This isn't entirely counter-intuitive, but probability is hard to visualize.

This "fantasy" series has a worth naming scheme than thesis drafts.

The "final" fantasy game already had, like, a dozen version, and some are named silly things like "version 10 version 2". What's next? "Final Fantasy XX-2_revised_new_reallyfinalnow"?

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If Phil Dick predicted your idea, whatever it is, you're doing it wrong. You're probably *peopleing* wrong.

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Today I had a completely bonkers run.
Dead Branch + Charon's Ashes on Ironclad, Ascension 18. Eventually even got a Corruption to make it ridiculous.

Every card exhausted dealt damage, gave me block, generated a new card - to possibly be exhausted as well. Since I got dead branch really early I got to build around it from the start.

And seeing how salty I can get because of it (rumble rumble, no strategy, just click), I can definitely see how multiplayer communities grow toxic. 😟

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So today I tried out a tiny bit of multiplayer Starcraft 2 with friends, and... not really my thing.

Look, I like RTS games, but I am not a huge fan of clickers, so not thrilled at the hybrid.

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A game from the itch.io bundle that I really liked and recommend: The Quiet Sleep.

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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

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if capitalism is so good why isnt there a sequ- OH GOD, OH NO

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I think Theseus and the Minotaur should make out. That's my Ship of Theseus.

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