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Finally picked up The Witcher 3, can't wait to get into it. Picked it up from GoG instead of Steam just because I want to support CD Projekt Red that much more. Of course like all the other Witcher games I'll also be playing the game in its native Polish language! Can't wait! 
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Well I finally got to the "big moment" in my group's Shadowrun adventure. The team is guarding a high level meeting with their VIP when suddenly a huge strike team attacks their location. VIP makes it out, but the team's helicopter is destroyed and they escape into the forest! Next morning they find out they're being blamed for the attack, and that news of the attack caused the complete collapse of the corporation they were working for! Did I mention they're also now stuck in Tir Na Nog? Overall it went awesome, I can't wait to see how they dig themselves out of it. #Shadowrun
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Can't wait for more Clive Barker!
 
Clive talks to +Geeks Guide to the Galaxy at +WIRED 
In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, horror author Clive Barker talks about writing one last Pinhead story in his new novel.
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Okay this might be long-winded so bear with me. 

There is a very good analogy with the new Eldar codex to be made with Magic the Gathering.  When a new batch of Magic cards come out, players rush to identify the a) best rare cards and b) best card combos.  The best tournament players scramble to get these cards and combos, or defeat them.  As a Magic tournament player you should be doing the same. It does not matter if you enjoy playing a Blue Counterpsell deck, for example, if a Blue Counterpsell deck simply does not use the best cards available. You must adjust your play style.  You can insist on bringing you Blue Counterspell deck to the tournament, but it will be your own fault when you lose. 

Take that same scenario and apply it to casual Magic play.  Your average player may not have the money to devote to acquiring the best combo cards. If you are a tournament player, are you going to have a lot of fun playing good games against your friends with a deck designed to win in 5 turns? Probably not!  As a tournament player maybe you should look into more "fun" and less powerful decks.  Focus more on creativity than raw power. 

These same issues come up with Warhammer 40k.  However 40k has a really big difference, which is the hobby. 

I can't necessarily go out any buy, build, and paint a new army based on a new ruleset like I can with Magic Cards.  Likewise unlike Magic, I'm much more attached to my Orks due to the time and money I've spent on them than I am attached to my Blue Counterpsell deck. 

Warhammer 40k is imbalanced when it comes to tournament play, just like Magic the Gathering is.  Certain models, rules, etc are simply better.  The nature of the hobby aspect to the game simply makes it difficult to adapt to the changing meta, which is why there is so much groaning and complaining about new rulesets and codex creep.  This affects casual players as well as tournament players, but tournament players are more heavily hit by it.  A casual player can still have fun playing a "bad" army and his friends can (if they choose) bring a non-tournament style list so they don't blow him off the table. 

The new Eldar codex is no different than the Necron codex or the Knight codex or 7th Edition.  Tournament players have to adapt or die.  Personally this is why I don't play in tournaments, either Magic or 40k.
What the heck is up with GW and Eldar? That is more or less the question I think a lot of us have been asking this last week. And despite an initial freak out, I'm honestly over it. Not because Eldar are not as strong as they...
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No, we're pretty much in complete agreement. I was mostly speaking to how tournament Magic is similar to tournament 40k and the frustrations that tournament 40k have which Magic does not. As an outsider to the tournament scene I've seen tournaments adjust to Fliers, Lords of War, Imperial Knights, 2++ rerollable shenanigans, and more. I'm sure they will figure something out, but just like tournament players had to adapt to all those things, they'll have to adapt to the new Eldar and the new Necrons.

You can absolutely run into a "casual" Magic player who will run a tournament level deck against you, not feel bad about it, and enjoy winning. The same thing can and will happen in 40k.

Outside of a tournament there's not much you can do about those individuals than try talking to them. But you run into the challenge that that person is just as invested in playing the three Wraithknights they have painted as you are invested in your Ork army. ☺
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Decided to go explore the Rigel star system in Elite Dangerous.  Took me awhile to get there, but it was worth the journey.
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Ork Big Mek conversion WIP.  I wanted to take the Mek Boy and convert him into a full blown Big Mek with a Kustom Force Field.  I've also always been sad my Big Mek didn't have a Power Klaw, and this model looked perfect to do that with.  

I think the conversion came out pretty good overall.  About my only complaint is that I wish the arms were a little beefier and "Nob sized".  However all the gubbinz on the model more than made up for that.
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Thanks!  I like that one, have to get me some of those!!
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Smeggin awesome!
 
Red Dwarf Series XI and XII Announced!
As the entire population of the world obsesses over the birth of a baby in London, 3 million light years away in a substantial space vessel belonging to the Jupiter Mining Corporation, 4 hopeless smegheads prepare for more adventures.
Red Dwarf Series XI and XII
Recording starts late October 2015.
12 new episodes.
Broadcast on Dave in the UK, and no doubt on many other channels globally.
Shed loads of Smeg Ups
Original cast (they couldn't get anyone decent to do it)
Original writer (Doug-Chief of Comedy Police-Naylor)
About 18 kilos of rubber, 12 H's, a lot of hair extensions, sequins, Vindaloo and a new smeg hammer.
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I'm 37 years old and I would totally watch this cartoon if it were an actual thing. Take some Star Wars, mix in some Robotech style anime action... and you get awesomeness.

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Enjoyed my Friday night, Elite Dangerous and a martini! 
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