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Juan
Date: 2004-02-10 13:49
Subject: Tuesday
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Looks like I'll be going to the Alamo drafthouse tonight to see their free screenings of Excel Saga anime.
Update: Hmmm. based on the feedback I'm not sure I'll be going afterall.


My friend Eric is running a intro RPG game for some friends this weekend. Looks like I'll be the token experienced gamer there. That's a nice unspoken compliment from him.
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ACJ
User: turandot
Date: 2004-02-10 20:20 (UTC)
Subject: All of them
Regardless, the eps I've seen so far (13 or so) range from the mediocre to the absolutely bizarre...
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Bookat
User: boo_kat
Date: 2004-02-11 02:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hmm, rpgs... Have yet to meet people in Austin who like to play. Maybe when you move down here, we could try setting up a game. :) I've only been in a few campaigns, but really enjoy the experience.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-02-11 03:19 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
That sounds great. There is probably quite a few gamers in Austin. It's a college town. Finding good ones is the challenge.
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Bookat
User: boo_kat
Date: 2004-02-11 04:59 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
What kind of games have you played in the past?
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-02-11 14:07 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
D&D, Earthdawn, RuneQuest, a bit of several other systems. I'm more interested in Diceless or dice-light games nowadays so Nobilis and Amber diceless would be my game of choice. It's just hard to find people that play those.
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Bookat
User: boo_kat
Date: 2004-02-11 14:31 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
I've never gone diceless before, but I know where you are coming from. Some games just use so many dice, it's hard to keep up. I've played Hack, Stormfire, a few White Wolf games, Star Wars... I'm sure I've left something out, but I was only able to play games that I found GMs for. :P
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2004-02-12 01:24 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Austin Gaming
Austin is indeed a gaming mecca. I know quite a few very cool gamers from Austin. If you're interested in meeting some of them, I can drop them a line and make sure they don't mind me giving out their e-mail addresses.

. . . . . . . -- "Yoda" Eric
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Bookat
User: boo_kat
Date: 2004-02-12 17:53 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Austin Gaming
Grr to anonymous. That's no fun. I wouldn't mind getting in touch with some gamers, but what about you? Who are YOU?
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-02-12 23:58 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Austin Gaming
Eric's a friend of mine who doesn't have an LJ.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2004-02-13 01:03 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Austin Gaming
Sorry, didn't mean to be obscure. I'm the "Eric" mentioned at the top of the thread. I'm not an Austin-ite ('though I lived there briefly), but I've met quite a few through get-togethers for gaming websites.

. . . . . . . -- Eric
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The Empress of Ice Cream: creme brulee spoon ani (dlocke)
User: slyviolet
Date: 2004-02-12 01:27 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
Keyword:creme brulee spoon ani (dlocke)
Diceless is spectacular, Amber diceless is a fantastic system. It is a little hard to find players, because it is obscure, but we've found that all you have to do is find some gamers, explain the concept, lend them the book and make them read it, and the system is so intriguing that it doesn't take much to convince people to give it a try. Instant Campaign, just add water!

And boo_kat, I just wanted to cheer for your Lady Amalthea icon. Yay!
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Bookat
User: boo_kat
Date: 2004-02-12 17:56 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
Thanks, I'm really happy I found it. Glad to know there are other people out there who like my movies. So many of the people I've met never liked Last Unicorn, and that just hurts me, and it makes baby Jesus cry...
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The Empress of Ice Cream
User: slyviolet
Date: 2004-02-13 00:00 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
I don't even get as far as "don't like," I have only run into one or two people who even SAW Last Unicorn... And frankly I am tired of having to be baby Jesus' shoulder to cry on because all of these other people had bad childhoods! I mean, let's go out dancing or SOMETHING! ;)
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-02-13 01:22 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
Yeah, I had a priviledged childhood. Water Babies, Last Unicorn, Flight of Dragon, 'The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe', the hobbit movies, Heavy Metal,Disney stuff, and the muppets. If it was animated and not from Japan, I likely saw it.
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The Empress of Ice Cream
User: slyviolet
Date: 2004-02-13 01:30 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
I'm right there with ya. I had gotten so accustomed to the Japanese animation style that American cartoons looked really weird to me for a very long time. I don't think I had a conscious awareness that there was a reason that "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" and "Last Unicorn" looked so much alike stylistically, I just knew that I liked cartoons better when they were like that. American ones really threw me for a loop for a while.

Of course, I also got peeved when the video store wouldn't let me rent Monty Python's Meaning of Life when I was 6. They told me to get my mom to come in and verify that it was OK, when she had sent me in to rent it in the first place.

They also took me to Pulp Fiction when it came out (I was in 7th or 8th grade at the time) but that was more of an accident than an intentional horizon-broadening. My mother actually covered my eyes for the shooting up and adrenalin injection scenes... Although I think she was too shocked and surprised herself by the time the gimp showed up to remember that I was sitting next to her, going "WOW! My parents are AWESOME!"
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2004-02-11 05:21 (UTC)
Subject: RPG and Austin
Too bad I'll be in Austin running the marathon, or I'd offer my services to Eric.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-02-11 14:07 (UTC)
Subject: Re: RPG and Austin
Yeah, that's a real shame Brett. I'll just have to help all those ladies all by myself.
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