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by Maxentius
2015-02-03 11:26pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: The Thanasiad [CKII LP] [NO 56k]
Replies: 307
Views: 23748

Re: The Thanasiad [CKII/EUIV LP] [NO 56k]

I came out of a several year-long lurk just to say go for it.
by Maxentius
2011-11-28 12:09pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Do you have a Sci Fi universe?
Replies: 66
Views: 5141

Re: Do you have a Sci Fi universe?

These answers pertain to a universe I started in my wide-eyed teenage-years. I've since tried to tweak a few things to be less over the top, but there's only so much that can be done without gutting the whole setting and starting over. Alas. That's why I've moved on to writing 'realistic' fantasy-ba...
by Maxentius
2011-05-02 03:17am
Forum: Famous Threads
Topic: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD
Replies: 671
Views: 94909

Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

There's remarkably little hate to be had in New York, tonight. I do not exaggerate when I say the crowds are passing 'round brown-bagged bottles and that particular corner has a pall of marijuana smoke. And despite people being drunk and high there's nobody inciting anything. Lots of USA chants, pat...
by Maxentius
2011-05-02 03:09am
Forum: Famous Threads
Topic: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD
Replies: 671
Views: 94909

Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Just a couple pictures I took while observing the celebration at Ground Zero tonight. I apologize if this post otherwise lacks substance. http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9500/t97fik.jpg http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9982/l8usp.jpg http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2209/pfgrmt.jpg http://img34.ima...
by Maxentius
2010-12-06 02:09pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Possible tactic against the Death Star?
Replies: 39
Views: 6586

Re: Possible tactic against the Death Star?

Just read the relevant section and there's no suggestion that this happens. It mentions twenty seconds of constant fire 'opened a hole' in the lower shield. You may be getting confused with Star By Star, where Courscant's defences are lowered rather than let civilians ship to smash right into them....
by Maxentius
2010-12-06 01:50pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Possible tactic against the Death Star?
Replies: 39
Views: 6586

Re: Possible tactic against the Death Star?

But, the key point there, the dreadnought blew through two layers of what are apprently the best shields in the galaxy. Obviously they are less effective stopping stuff going out than in but it's still an impressive feat I haven't posted here in some time, and it's been even longer since I've read ...
by Maxentius
2010-02-12 06:46pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Fall of the Lich King - Patch 3.3
Replies: 111
Views: 4621

Re: Fall of the Lich King - Patch 3.3

They said that a long time ago, Serafina, so that's not a retcon. It's been explicitly stated that the reason the Scourge hasn't buttfucked everything is because what's left of Arthas has been influencing the Lich King to hold them back as best he could. Of course this explicit statement, as well a...
by Maxentius
2009-12-10 12:29am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Member Introductions
Replies: 389
Views: 185932

Re: New Member Introductions

I'll throw myself in here as well. I used to post quasi-regularly for a few months last year, though my activity tapered off once I lost the office job that allowed me to slack off and browse the internet during the day. I still lurk, however. With Christmas break coming up it's likely I'll shift ba...
by Maxentius
2009-04-02 01:03pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unfortunate Names
Replies: 47
Views: 2126

Re: Unfortunate Names

A good friend of mine's father is named Richard Handler. He also happens to be a Doctor.

So it's either Doctor Dick or Dick Handler.
by Maxentius
2009-03-13 02:45pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Tau in the Old Republic era Star Wars galaxy
Replies: 42
Views: 5845

Re: Tau in the Old Republic era Star Wars galaxy

Rabbit is correct. As far as I can recall, and I've read a lot of fluff pertaining to the fall, there is no direct statement that addresses whether or not the creation of Slaanesh was a conscious act. The majority of it simply reads along the lines of, "after centuries of decadence, a vile God was b...
by Maxentius
2009-03-11 02:10pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Let's Play: UFO Aftershock!
Replies: 231
Views: 10072

Re: Let's Play: UFO Aftershock!

Can I be a meatshieldcyborg convinced he's the reincarnation of a long-dead Roman Emperor?
by Maxentius
2009-03-11 12:18pm
Forum: History
Topic: Alternatives to local currency?
Replies: 30
Views: 2460

Re: Alternatives to local currency?

Sarevok wrote: What ? Alexander had an elephant army he used against Romans ?
Alexander was long dead. I believe the legend refers to the Pyrrhic Wars when referencing the Romans, and also crops up during the wars of succession amongst the Diadochi where Antipater is alleged to have employed them.
by Maxentius
2009-03-11 10:03am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Smoke Free
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Smoke Free

About six weeks ago I resolved to quit smoking. At the time, I had the flu really bad, and was hacking up a lung, pretty close to literally. In one of those phelgm-infested wretches, I had an epiphany. That I, a smoker since age 14 (I'm 21 now) really needed to knock this shit off. This was no way t...
by Maxentius
2009-03-03 12:43pm
Forum: History
Topic: History website recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: History website recommendations

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is an excellent repository of primary sources for those without access to JSTOR.
by Maxentius
2009-02-26 02:28pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How far north would one have to go to avoid cockroaches?
Replies: 38
Views: 2447

Re: How far north would one have to go to avoid cockroaches?

Oh, and if you forget and leave them in the bottle too long, they start cannibalising each other. That's the most epic thing I've read all day. I live in New York City, and I haven't had more than the occasional run-in with roaches. This is probably because I'm fairly stringent about keeping my apa...
by Maxentius
2009-02-26 01:15pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Let's Play X-COM: UFO Defense!
Replies: 720
Views: 83432

Re: Let's Play X-COM: UFO Defense!

Did I get made into some sort of ethically abominable Robo-Frankenstein Maxentius or do I stay dead?

If it's the former I would like to request some sort of retention of the liver. So I can wreck it again.
by Maxentius
2009-02-25 12:20pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Do you get snow days at work?
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: Do you get snow days at work?

I live and work in New York City, so it's got to be really fucking bad to keep the subways from running. It hasn't happened yet, either -- my company, however, doesn't give us a cap on days absent. There's just an unwritten "don't be a douchebag" rule, which the managers will rip you out for if you ...
by Maxentius
2009-02-25 09:45am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Watchmen NYC Meet
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Watchmen NYC Meet

I've not attended any of the previous meets, and my name is probably recognizable to all of two people on this board, but I'd attend.
by Maxentius
2009-02-20 09:54am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
Replies: 450
Views: 14955

Re: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Man. I despise that fight. As the designated Sartharion-tank healer, the time from Shadron landing to the last drake dying is a terrible strain on the integrity of my sphincter.

But my guild needs to try that. Maybe even with a Doomguard.
by Maxentius
2009-02-17 09:55am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Let's Play X-COM: UFO Defense!
Replies: 720
Views: 83432

Re: Let's Play X-COM: UFO Defense!

I am shocked I lived as long as I did.
by Maxentius
2009-02-13 11:23am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Sci-fi with alien ecologies [recommendations]
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: Sci-fi with alien ecologies [recommendations]

The Legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven, although that's a little more biology than ecology.
by Maxentius
2009-02-10 12:37pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Let's Play X-COM: UFO Defense!
Replies: 720
Views: 83432

Re: Let's Play X-COM: UFO Defense!

Oh my god I'm still alive, what a fucking miracle that is.
by Maxentius
2009-02-10 12:12pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chris' appeal is done.
Replies: 86
Views: 4654

Re: Chris' appeal is done.

I don't really know Stofsk save through reading his posts, but I've followed his predicament and this is, needless to say, an outstanding and deserved development.
by Maxentius
2009-01-30 10:08pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: nBSG Episode 4.13 “The Oath” (SPOILERS)
Replies: 186
Views: 6192

Re: nBSG Episode 4.13 “The Oath” (SPOILERS)

The look on Tigh's face when Roslyn walked out of the bedroom was priceless.
by Maxentius
2009-01-30 12:02pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Redesigning the total war battle system from scratch
Replies: 60
Views: 2100

Re: Redesigning the total war battle system from scratch

Well to be fair to ray245 you could simulate Roman era battles inside the Matrix and some of the players would still be complaining about balance issues. :) Like who, the Gauls? :lol: Another idea I had was rather simple. When I have a one or more Army stacks in proximity and a battle occurs so tha...