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by irishmick79
2016-07-23 12:41am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Board Game Thread the Second
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: Board Game Thread the Second

I played Rebellion with a team of 4, and it actually worked out pretty well. Basically what we did was we had one person running what missions the characters were doing, and the other was running the military and production. It didn't feel like any one of us got overwhelmed with the activity, with t...
by irishmick79
2014-06-25 09:49pm
Forum: Hall of Memory
Topic: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram
Replies: 137
Views: 91239

Re: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram

I used to post more regularly, and have since become more of a lurker. SirNitram was always one of the more interesting posters, even if I didn't always agree with him, and his presence (as well as many, many others) helped to draw me to this community. That, and his screen name made me feel stupid ...
by irishmick79
2012-10-30 04:47pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Disney to acquire Lucasfilm
Replies: 512
Views: 40793

Re: Disney to acquire Lucasfilm

Bounty wrote:I wonder if these makes Leia an official Disney Princess?
That would just be...weird.
by irishmick79
2012-05-21 08:18am
Forum: History
Topic: What if....Stauffenberg succeeded?
Replies: 26
Views: 5072

Re: What if....Stauffenberg succeeded?

I would say that the last real shot to get rid of the Nazis was probably in 1934-35. After that time period, the political counterweights to Hitler had been eliminated, meaning new leadership would have to emerge from circles with little to no experience in government service. The army perhaps could...
by irishmick79
2012-05-03 12:43pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: The Big Thread of Board Games
Replies: 411
Views: 40645

Re: The Big Thread of Board Games

Wow...Proud Monster sounds absolutely epic. How long did the playthrough take?
by irishmick79
2012-04-20 12:17pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: The Big Thread of Board Games
Replies: 411
Views: 40645

Re: The Big Thread of Board Games

So what's the biggest board game you guys have ever seen? I think I have to nominate This Hallowed Ground. It's a regimental level treatment of the entire Battle of Gettysburg. This monster has five maps, with hexes representing about 110 yards of terrain, and each strength point being about 50 indi...
by irishmick79
2012-04-19 06:35am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your favorite fictional detective(s) (series)
Replies: 59
Views: 4024

Re: Your favorite fictional detective(s) (series)

Did any of you guys catch the Psych season finale last week? All I can say is...GAAHH!. Evil bastards.
Spoiler
So did they kill off Henry? Not sure how he was going to survive a point-blank shot in the chest
by irishmick79
2012-04-15 08:12am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Even As Violent Crime Falls, Killing of Officers Rises
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Even As Violent Crime Falls, Killing of Officers Rises

Throw in budget cuts to police departments and dangerously thin coverage in some areas (Chicago jumps to mind), you have police officers who are working tons of hours often with little rest. Not exactly a shock that communications skills are amongst the first things to suffer for fatigued officers. ...
by irishmick79
2012-04-15 07:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Secret Service - Creating jobs in Columbia
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: The Secret Service - Creating jobs in Columbia

They'll ship you off to the Uniformed Division and you get to be a metal detector jockey at some random federal installation somewhere.
by irishmick79
2012-04-01 06:33am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "The Walking Dead" Season 2 Part II Discussion (Spoilers)
Replies: 190
Views: 9722

Re: "The Walking Dead" Season 2 Part II Discussion (Spoilers

Thought occured to me as I was pondering the show, and how Jenner mentioned the French held out the longest. I wonder if Medieval style castles would be a good way to keep out zombie hordes. I can't imagine it would have been that hard for a group of survivors to hole up in one of those castles and ...
by irishmick79
2012-03-31 08:19am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread
Replies: 1382
Views: 123753

Re: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread

Simon_Jester wrote:By the way. While everyone's busy buddy-buddying, is there anyone who'd like to trade with the Umerians? ;)
Sure, why not.
by irishmick79
2012-03-29 07:23am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: SDNW5 Prologue Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 44229

Re: SDNW5 Prologue Thread

Prologue Somewhere deep in the Telkinian jungles - one year ago Wade Reckman's eyes slowly flickered open as the smell of acrid smoke drifted into his nostrils. His head was throbbing, and a cool breeze dried the sweat which had formed on his brow. Cool breeze? Oh fuck. Reckman brushed glass off of...
by irishmick79
2012-03-26 12:23pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your favorite fictional detective(s) (series)
Replies: 59
Views: 4024

Re: Your favorite fictional private detective(s) (series)

My wife and I really liked Monk when it was on. Tony Shaloub really nailed the character. Just an interesting twist on the police detective character - he's hoplessly akward socially, severely OCD, and profoundly traumatized. Oh, and he's brilliant at solving murders. We also really like Psych . It'...
by irishmick79
2012-03-26 11:24am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread
Replies: 1382
Views: 123753

Re: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread

Take any wacky Bragulan ideas up with Shroom first; they're his toys and he's decided to take a lot of them home with him, so I don't want him holding me responsible for someone else still playing with the rest of them. I like wacky Bragulan ideas, but I'm not trying to steal them out from under Sh...
by irishmick79
2012-03-26 06:46am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread
Replies: 1382
Views: 123753

Re: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread

ah, roger that. I was thinking of a micronation given the geographic difficulties. As far as foreign relations go, The Republic's relationships with neighboring sectors and systems can be described, in a word, as fitful . Telkin's emergence as a major banking and corporate hub has blunted the concer...
by irishmick79
2012-03-25 08:10am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread
Replies: 1382
Views: 123753

Re: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread

Republic of Telkin, brief description The Telkinian Republic is almost an accident of sorts. Nestled in an extremely hazardous region of space, the sector has few direct access points, which were only discovered by an errant hyperspace jump. Centered on the planet Telkin, the Republic is a small col...
by irishmick79
2012-03-25 06:55am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread
Replies: 1382
Views: 123753

Re: SDNW5 Preliminary Discussion Thread

I'm in. Leading the Republic of Telkin.
by irishmick79
2012-03-18 10:47am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: The Big Thread of Board Games
Replies: 411
Views: 40645

Re: The Big Thread of Board Games

If you're into war games, I can't recommend VG's The Civil War enough. It's a fantastic strategic level take of the American Civil War, from start to finish. You can find the complete game on VASSAL if you can't find a copy. Simple, elegant rules mechanics, and one of the best rulebooks you'll ever ...
by irishmick79
2012-03-11 12:06pm
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: Poll Thread Re: SDNW4/4.5/5
Replies: 271
Views: 73690

Re: Poll Thread Re: SDNW4/4.5/5

I'm curious and interested in jumping into this pit, but not exactly sure where I would start.
by irishmick79
2012-02-26 08:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: CIA analysts: No convincing evidence for atom bomb program
Replies: 45
Views: 14951

Re: CIA analysts: No convincing evidence for atom bomb progr

Isn't Israel basically playing that game? To my knowledge the Israeli government hasn't officially acknowledged having nuclear weapons, right? Yet everybody knows they have bombs, or at least the capability to deploy them. Have they officially tested a working nuke? If not, wouldn't Iran be followin...
by irishmick79
2012-02-26 06:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: CIA analysts: No convincing evidence for atom bomb program
Replies: 45
Views: 14951

Re: CIA analysts: No convincing evidence for atom bomb progr

I read an article in Foreign Affairs (sorry, hard copy magazine, no internet link) that basically suggested that if Iran's main objective for pursuing a nuclear program is regime security, then they could achieve that deterrence by building the indigenous capability to build and deploy a nuclear wea...
by irishmick79
2012-02-20 07:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making mil...
Replies: 191
Views: 14143

Re: US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making mi

The NPT (even with Soviet and US participation) failed to stop most independent nuclear programs from producing a necessary result. Hell, South Africa's nuclear program reached completion and was voluntarily dismantled. Which once again proves that the only thing which matters is the capabilities o...
by irishmick79
2012-02-19 06:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making mil...
Replies: 191
Views: 14143

Re: US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making mi

I would just point out that technically speaking it is illegal for Iran to build nuclear weapons, as they are a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which specifically bars member states from making such weapons. The NPT does guarantee Iran's right to pursue peaceful nuclear research a...
by irishmick79
2012-02-16 07:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Iran Issues Threat to Oil Buyers in Europe
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Re: Iran Issues Threat to Oil Buyers in Europe

You missed the point again. Just because there is political infighting in a nation =/= likely civil war. Agreed. If civil war was going to happen in Iran, it would have happened in the aftermath of Ahmadinejad's reelection. If any of the prominent politicians in play had openly broke with the Supre...
by irishmick79
2012-02-11 10:59am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Israel Teams With Terror Group to Kill Irans Nuke Scientists
Replies: 55
Views: 13885

Re: Israel Teams With Terror Group to Kill Irans Nuke Scient

Yeah - missed it as well. Consider the matter conceded then. Thanks. Although I should point out that Tehran University hasn't been formally put on the sanctions list. You can find that list elsewhere on the website I linked to. Looks like some export permits have been approved and some haven't. I ...