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  1. Slay the Spire: Gettin' Spired

    That was my strategy as well, worked out really nicely. I thought the perfect-strike-a-palooza of the previous day was hilarious as well (get 3 copies of every card you draft, already start with a 50-card deck). Not quite Mind blast + 50-card deck insane, but close.
  2. Jeff Goldblum

    The one with the Darkest Dungeon narrator is also extremely good.
  3. bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

    As stated above in this thread, it's also a fundamentally awful technology that should be abolished.
  4. Life

    Yeah, I'm in camp 'most likely good for you' - find something that's gonna give you more family time man
  5. The Good Place

    I rewatched it and it was lovely to see all the little hints, but then I also loved it the first time around so I can't speak to what it would be like for you. You seem rather grouchy about the whole thing so I doubt you'll like season 2 significantly more. Ted Danson's performance is a marvel.
  6. Slay the Spire: Gettin' Spired

    So the world record speed run is currently at... 5 minutes!?
  7. Help me find the name of a game

    Dark Reign has water as its central resource. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Reign:_The_Future_of_War https://www.idlethumbs.net/3ma/episodes/dark-reign-the-future-of-war
  8. The Good Place

    Maybe today! Or maybe tomorrow. Or maybe he already has it figured out, but is unaware. Ow, my stomach hurts. Another +1 to both this series and Jenn. My wife loves it as well.
  9. Best Third-Person Shooters

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands is politically abysmal but otherwise pretty darn good.
  10. Yeah there's just no way to have that ability work in all corner cases if it can land bugs on one another.
  11. Slay the Spire: Gettin' Spired

    Ha! Thanks so much for the heads-up, that was hilarious. Ended with 1007 points, making for a respectable #263 at time of writing. Dead branch with four shiv powers is amazing fun. Of course the boss had to be time eater, but the shuriken ensured that I could overpower it in time.
  12. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I and the kids have been really enjoying the beauty and wonder of Fe. Exploring the world, befriending its many creatures, wonderful all around.
  13. The Steel Judokas are the squad that most desperately requires additional weapons for me. The prime mech especially is just unable to do anything useful so often. This might be the game that starts me off streaming because I'm playing it all the time anyway, and there's always something interesting to talk about.
  14. Yeah, I think that's probably it! Things also noticeably improved as the talk went on. It's amusing to me to get two podcast episodes with so much crosstalk back-to-back (Soren's talk with Chris is also like this). It's probably partially because you're friends with the other speaker and know them well enough to see where things are going. Anyway, thanks again for the great series.
  15. Slay the Spire: Gettin' Spired

    No combo beats Dead Branch/Corruption with a side of Fiend Fire
  16. Designer Notes 36: Chris Hecker - Part 1

    A fascinating conversation. Some cross-talk as friends are wont to do. It's probably true Chris that there will never be anything like Spore again. What a time and opportunity. Also cool to hear your more mellow perspective on the term 'game' and the gaming landscape Soren.
  17. Lovely chat! Thanks as always One small note of criticism, there were points that it was a bit frustrating for me to not hear the end of where she was going with something due to you interrupting / finishing the thought.
  18. For me Normal feels about right, I lose like 20% of the games. I go for two- or three-island victories on squads that I don't feel will scale well, for example on the fire squad when I haven't found good replacement/backup weapons for the prime and artillery mechs. Fire damage is pegged at 1 so things start to get really dicey if that's your main source of damage after three islands still.
  19. Endorsements from Thumbs Readers

    Agreed! Our sourdough streak has not been broken since the time I made that post. Still the same starter culture! Over a year with no store-bought bread now and I couldn't be happier with the result. A good crust and a flavourful bread is just such a pleasure.
  20. Plug your shit

    I've decided to start aggregating my thoughts on the various games I play on a little site: https://danielreid.github.io/ddgd/ I'll probably do more frequent single-game updates from now rather than a monthly list. Any feedback is welcome.
  21. Slay the Spire: Gettin' Spired

    Ironclad is way, way harder for me. My Silent streak is double my Ironclad one (only 4 vs 2, but still).
  22. Loving this. I'm not sure how much I'll keep playing it, but for now the different squads are enough to keep my interest. Gone through all islands so far with the starting squad, shield/laser guys, and the self-damage/healing squad. All interesting and different. I really hated my time with the blitzkrieg squad, the pull tank was not my thing at all.
  23. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    I'm extremely sad I backed the Kickstarter before all this came to light.
  24. Allegorical prejudice in genre fiction

    LeGuin's Dispossessed is amazing, and deals with two different cultures, including the views they have of each other.