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Finally got to watch Europa Report. I liked it.

I can only say that if you liked the Martian, but wish it were more depressing, this is the movie for you.
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Great score by Bear McCreary too.
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For anyone that has read or played the game, what are your general thoughts on being able to run a spy themed campaign similar to Archer using Deniable?
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Brought up the idea of an Archer game to my group once. One of the guys responded with, "We are LITERALLY not witty enough to pull that off."

I responded with, "Dammit. You just used what would probably be our Archer-est line perfectly explaining why we can't pull off an Archer campaign..."
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The Blingtrooper. Only available to the most discerning of Moffs.
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I made a point of mentioning that Moffs get to design their own uniforms in my Force and Destiny game where the players are working for the Inquisitorius.
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Me, with my ice pack on my jaw. Well, except I have hair.
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Much better.
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One thing I will say about playing published adventures--it is a lot of fun to have shared experiences with other players and it's interesting to see how things played out differently for other tables.

I know each Adventurers League campaign my group has played I has resulted in our group having favorite NPCs and some hilarious variations in how encounters were resolved.
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They released a DLC pack where you can have Starfleet uniforms in Halo?

Wait, no, that was the Star Trek Beyond trailer.

Nevermind.
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Okay, so let me know if my reasoning is faulty here.

In the article, Entertainment Weekly asks why we don't see Deathtroopers in the later movies. Now, they could be a small elite unit that gets wiped out or something, but even if Deathtroopers are a "thing" in the Star Wars universe beyond the ones we see in Rogue One, why is it puzzling that we don't see them in IV, V, and VI?

If these guys are a specialized elite unit, say, like the American military's Navy SEALs, then, no, they wouldn't be seen in a lot of the situations like we see in the classic trilogy.

There are a crap ton of Stormtroopers, but I expect there are quite a few specialized unites across the galaxy. The Empire didn't invent Snowtroopers explicitly for Hoth--they had no idea they were going to Hoth when searching for the Rebels. They just have specialized cold weather gear.

The Empire didn't invent Scout Troopers for Endor, because they wanted to make sure the teddy bears could injure more of their troops. We just hadn't seen a situation where scout troops were deployed before Return of the Jedi.

On one hand, I know movies are a visual storytelling medium that are often as symbolic as they are literal, but people still seem to forget this is a galactic conflict. Taking place across an entire galaxy. Galaxies are really, really big. Or so I've heard.
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Silly. Everyone knows the real question is why'd they invent a whole new kind of TIE for the film rather than use any one of the pre-existing EU models. I mean, jeez. :)
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Odd confession time: I know Warcraft and TMNT Out of the Shadows are probably terrible, and reviews bear this out, but I still kind of want to see them, just to see how they utilize what they have available to do something with things I'm familiar with.

On the other hand, I've got like zero desire to see X-Men Apocalypse. It's become apparent to me that Fox has the same kind of rut they are stuck in with X-Men that they are with the FF, but it's not quite as horrible, and when Snyder left, sure, the movies got worse, but a lot of the recurring issues that bug me are totally Snyder-isms.

I've got no qualms about seeing bad movies when I know they are bad and when I do it for a purpose. Although I may seriously wait until I can hit a cheap matinee during the week.
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I just went to see Warcraft and it was better than I expected.  It wasn't great but I'm a big fan of all the Warcraft games so was fun seeing it on the big screen.  The movie had a ton of Easter eggs from the games, which were fun to spot.
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All ready to learn Force Scream.
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Your wife is thinking "Hmmmm, I enjoy this silence...could we keep that on for a few days? A week?" :)
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Just woke up from yet another nap while recovering from oral surgery, and did an impromptu phone interview. Even if I don't get the job, I'm considering it a personal victory that I managed to get through a phone interview I wasn't even expecting without even being able to feel my lower lip.
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I had a little voice in my head a few times that was thankfully loud enough to say "reign it in, that's enough." ;)
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After CrazyTime schedule upheaval, things may be leveling out a bit. I finished up one interview today, applied two more places, and have 8 more applications I'd like to file today.

My wife's doctor's appointment seemed to go well, for the quantity of well that is "it doesn't look like it's the worst case scenario," and I need to go get some food before midnight, because I've got oral surgery tomorrow, so I need to enjoy food now, while I still can. ;)
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Monday, I had a job interview. I didn't get the job. The longer I (over)think about it, the more I worry that it has to do with me admitting some of my nerdier hobbies.

This has caused some of my friends to say "it is who you are, so why work for someone that can't deal with that," but the job isn't about my hobbies, so I can't rail against prejudices an interviewer might have, because it's their livelihood, and I can't really expect them to care enough to find out more about a given hobby.

For what it's worth, I didn't go in talking about how awesome comics are or explaining my Wednesday night exploits in the Adventurers Guild. We were discussing diplomacy and communication, and I mentioned that I have been a moderator on several communities and message boards in the past.

This was probably my mistake, because it's a very logical follow up question to say, "what kind of communities?" I didn't dwell on it too long, but I mentioned "Star Wars, D&D, games, that sort of thing," and then attempted to move on as quickly as possible.

As much as we may like to think that nerds have inherited the Earth, we're not entirely there yet. And it's not completely the fault of people that might assume people with nerdy hobbies might not be fully functional adults.

Sure, if you are super smart scientist geek, your intelligence will likely overshadow your quirks even if you show up for the interview wearing pants on your head. But an "office geek" like me, that probably is better at seeming slightly intelligent, but is actually the poster boy for super mediocrity? Why would you overlook that?

I'm just trying to work through all of this. I was actually kind of excited that in my second interview, my PowerPoints that were game and Star Wars themed were a conversation starter. I'm taking those samples out of my portfolio now. It's a net negative, and I'm not impressive enough to show any real personality.
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About ready to start looking at temp agencies, but a cursory glanice doesn't show a lot of AA style jobs.
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