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So I played Geist: the Sin-Eaters today. I don't know.

I'm going to express my feelings on it in emoticons.

I don't feel like this about it: :D

Nor like this: :)

And definitely not like this: XD

But neither do I feel like this: >;[

Nor this: :(

Rather, I feel somewhat like this: :|

And maybe this :\

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The Amazon.com entry for Geist: The Sin-Eaters:

"A rulebook for playing the Sin-Eaters, mortals who have passed through the gates of Death and returned, bonded with the unusual shades known as geists. An expanded look at death and the Underworld in the World of Darkness, from simple ghosts to strange threats such as the Kerberoi. Provides new player types and antagonists for crossover chronicles as well as chronicles focusing on Sin-Eaters."

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Geist was first announced on August 14, 2008 in the back of the Hunter: The Vigil Rulebook. It's slated to be the seventh World of Darkness game (not including the WOD core mortals setting), and the fourth limited-run game.

Nothing is yet known about Geist other than the name. Geist is German for "ghost," and so may be following in the thematic footsteps of Wraith: The Oblivion and Orpheus from the previous World of Darkness.

Fabio "Sooner" Macedo says: What can you tell us about Geist? Bruno says: Why "Geist"? Why a German concept?

Ethan Skemp: The very short version is that it is a different enough idea that we couldn't use a pre-existing title like "Wraith." When we did the new Changeling, it's very different from C:tDreaming -- but we felt it was close enough they could both be called Changeling.

There's a reason we went with the German word, but unfortunately I don't think I can talk about that yet. It will make sense when you see it, though, I think. Apart from that: keep an open mind, and I think we'll be able to give you a really fascinating idea for a game.

I'm hoping for a Wraith reboot, so sue me. The chances are looking slim, though. If they rebooted Changeling but kept the name because the creatures were essentially the same, but are deliberately avoiding the name Wraith...
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Apparently, the replacement of two members has injected a bit of aggression into what had become a rather tame sound (even by old school metal standards). I am looking forward to blasting the new album. Those of you paying attention will "lulz out loud" when you hear Joacim singing:

"I am not judgmental"

followed shortly by:

"I am born to kill, judge and condemn."

That's deep, man. Deep.
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Taken from kingtycoon

The first 5 people that respond to this post will get something made by me. It will be about, or tailored to, those first five people who respond.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
-- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
-- What I create will be just for you.
-- It'll be done this year.
-- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a mix tape. It may be fic, or a poem. I may draw or paint something. I might bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
-- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange (you really should be worried at this point).
-- The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to--ok, maybe not have to, how about should-- put this in your journal as well, if you expect me to do something for you!
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Saddest of all, as it seemed to me watching the garden paths, were spiders' webs that had been spun across them, so grey and stout and strong, fastened from weed to weed, with the spiders in their midst sitting in obvious ownership. You knew then as you looked at those webs across all the paths in the garden that any that you might fancy walking the small paths still, were but grey ghosts gone from thence, no more than dreams, hopes and imaginings, something altogether weaker than spiders webs.
--Lord Dunsany, "A Garden of Arras", Unhappy Far-Off Things

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Please hear this plea.

If anyone out there can, without too much trouble, capture video from the internetz, I would be in your debt if you captured the clip below. I'm really only interested in the part (starting at 00:30) where Mark utters the immortal line, "Alright, be scientific, douchebag."


And if you can make an animated GIF of him saying that line, I'll wash your dog.
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Dear Sir or Madame:

As you know, X-COM: UFO Defense is one of the best video games ever made. Research has found that X-COM: UFO Defense "appeared as #22 on Computer Gaming World's list of the best games of all time in 1996. [It] was voted 'best PC game of all time' by the staff of IGN in 2007. It also appeared as #21 on IGN's 'Top 100 Games of All Time' list the same year." Furthermore, it should go without saying that X-COM: UFO Defense, and its sequels, are patriotic oeuvres of programming and game design, woven with a truly American spirit.

You may be aware that X-COM: UFO Defense and its successor, "UFO: Terror from the Deep", were integral to the development of the original grayslayer and primroseport mission statement, namely, the extermination of extraterrestrials wherever they are found.

In light of these facts, your failure to be equipped with a copy of the game is alarming, and, frankly, somewhat suspicious. Your professionalism, which has always been beyond reproach, is now tarnished.

Fortunately, Steam(TM) is selling all five X-COM games in a package costing 5 dollars. The URL to said deal is provided below. Needless to say, this is an prime opportunity, one that will benefit all.

I am sure you will not hesitate to rectify the situation and restore your company its sterling reputation.


A Concerned Gamer

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