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Offline Pete Dero

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Don't fear the FRIDAY
« on: April 22, 2022, 01:06:18 PM »
It's Friday evening over here and no Friday thread !   Traditions must be kept alive.




A perfect pop song, it only needs more cowbells  ;).

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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2022, 01:26:05 PM »
^One of my favorite songs of all time. But it has been used before. Not that I'm complaining.

Total War: Three Kingdoms this weekend with Total War: Troy and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on deck.
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2022, 02:13:03 PM »
Good song indeed.

I'll be playing with Empire Total War, HOI4, Dark Souls, and maybe some Heroes & Generals.
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2022, 02:21:55 PM »
Lately all my gaming time has been spent working on this game I'm writing, currently titled "A War of a Madman's Making."  I've commissioned an artist to do some nice, relatively cheap character sprites that I'm pretty happy with.  Really nails the '90s pseudo-Soviet Union vibe of my game's setting. 

I've still got a long ways to go before I'm done, but it's nice having some actual artwork for early playtesting. The current struggle has been balancing the narrative with actual gameplay mechanics. It's more of a Visual Novel in the vein of something like Suzerain than your traditional wargame, but with some basic mechanics for balancing stats like budget, Great Leader favor, etc.





The AK looks a little off, but considering it's a "not-AK" from an alternate universe I'm fine with it.   :D
« Last Edit: April 22, 2022, 02:26:25 PM by al_infierno »
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2022, 03:10:56 PM »
The fat guy looks like a spawn of Shoigu and Brezhnev. Very Soviet!
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2022, 03:23:21 PM »
The fat guy looks like a spawn of Shoigu and Brezhnev. Very Soviet!

Well said!

My friend also gave a great description of the soldier - he looks hungry but nourished by patriotic fervor and loyalty to the Great Leader!  So, less hungry than most citizens  :D
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A War of a Madman's Making - a text-based war planning and political survival RPG

It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
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I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2022, 03:30:40 PM »
'nourished by patriotic fervor' haha
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2022, 03:36:08 PM »
As a fat guy, fat guys ain't gonna blouse their pants; too much bending and wheezing and light-headedness involved.

Gaming-wise, got Day Z loaded up for a lark.  May take a turn or two with some of my other "survival," sorta games for lulz.

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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2022, 03:41:14 PM »
^You don't look fat in your avatar.
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2022, 04:19:16 PM »
TW3, wishing Matrix would release a non-steam beta patch for loyal direct purchase customers.
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2022, 05:03:36 PM »
^You don't look fat in your avatar.

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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2022, 06:58:39 PM »
'g aint slim' I need a t shirt that says that  ;D
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2022, 09:11:05 PM »
My avatar makes my nose look big.
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2022, 09:20:33 PM »
My avatar makes my wings look yellow
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Re: Don't fear the FRIDAY
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2022, 01:33:20 AM »
Mostly Master of Orion CtS with my Silicoid empire...nice huge galaxy with plenty of AIs.