I also love tabletop games, especially D&D and MtG. I'm looking forward to learning what Mastodon is all about!
I am astonished that the team behind D&D 5e, under WotC, came up with the advantage/disadvantage mechanic. It's just about the only example I know of a market leader *actually* bringing an innovation to the table. Surely they took the idea from some poor unknown publisher who languishes in a basement, right? But I've never heard such accusations.
What a bunch of garbage. Oof that's a terrible stay to a eulogy, sorry. Uh I played the demo disc of tomb raider/Jedi Knight a whole lot. Tomb raider had no textures so everything was just grey. Jedi Knight had some appropriately cheesy FMV clips. I think I needed the BASIC software for some boring bad class?
I've got some twenty-year-old CDs here that I can't really justify keeping around anymore, but it feels wrong to just trash them. So gang, get ready for... #CDFuneral
Uspol, Warren, personal experience that happened last year. DACA, ICE, Indigenous Erasure
I'm sharing this screen, because I deleted my old account that this thread was on from last year. Here is a video attached of her saying it as proof too, not from that event, but from another, so you know it wasn't a fluke in the slightest.
Is it just me, or did using a computer feel a lot more insular before 24/7 internet? You could read Encarta articles or play skifree or try out shareware from the dollar store and that was about it. But at least you felt alone.
Ironic since the PC was probably in the living room, too, in front of the whole family. But now when I hop on the computer, everything is in a browser and it feels like walking out in public. There's no going back.
the X-Wing tabletop miniatures game looks like a whole lot of fun, but the idea of playing and trying to win a game as the Space Nazis is, idk, awkwardly uncomfortable to me? so is the prospect of playing a game with somebody who has fun collecting the spaceships belonging to the faction of Space Nazis.
Am I alone in this/overthinking this/whatever?
I'm looking for anyone who'd be willing to be interviewed or have a chat about their experiences of using technology in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s as part of a #DigiPres project to document the growth and change in that time.
Please drop me a reply or DM if you're interested.
Who am I looking for? Software people, gamers, enthusiasts, fellow nerds... anyone who used and/or loved technology around the start of the PC boom and birth of the WWW around the world.
Writer, podcaster, leftist, New Yorker.
As you might know, I am a full time internet
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.