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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2775 on: September 07, 2017, 04:35:14 pm »
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I already played a bunch and didn't even realize there were cards missing.

I approve... except that cards got removed and possession is still in the game :X I guess it's not in a base set.

so far I've asked "can we agree not to buy possession?" every time it came up and every time my opponent has agreed.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2776 on: September 07, 2017, 11:15:45 pm »
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does anyone else super enjoy wide pencil lead? like .9mm+

it feels like digging an informative canal
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2777 on: September 08, 2017, 12:34:21 am »
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does anyone else super enjoy wide pencil lead? like .9mm+

it feels like digging an informative canal

No, that shit is the worst, go get artists' pencils if you need lines that thick.  0.5mm or go home.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2778 on: September 08, 2017, 06:45:33 am »
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does anyone else super enjoy wide pencil lead? like .9mm+

it feels like digging an informative canal

Huh. It's 0.5mm 2H for me by preference! It's not like I can read my own writing very well anyway...
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2779 on: September 08, 2017, 07:13:45 am »
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does anyone else super enjoy wide pencil lead? like .9mm+

it feels like digging an informative canal

No, that shit is the worst, go get artists' pencils if you need lines that thick.  0.5mm or go home.

I had a classmate who used 0,3mm. Nobody could borrow his pencil without breaking the lead. I prefer 0,5 but can still manage with 0,7.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2780 on: September 08, 2017, 08:34:09 am »
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I don't care what lead I use. I almost never use a pencil anyway, ballpoint pens are generally much better if I have to write something down on a piece of paper, but I rarely do because computers are a thing.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2781 on: September 08, 2017, 08:43:54 am »
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I actually prefer pencils when playing RPGs and you have stats and stuff on sheets of paper. Other than that, I kind of only use pencils at work when I can't find any ballpoint pens.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2782 on: September 08, 2017, 08:59:43 am »
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... wait, why did thief get removed? have any other cards been removed?


Thief seemed like a good idea back in the early days. It sounds so threatening: I'm a gonna take a treasure from you! Deck trimming was rarely understood back then (I still remember our early games of using +Buy to buy one, sometimes two, Copper). Unless you had a wild engine that could mill their decks and strip out all their treasure, you usually helped your opponent by stealing their Coppers.

With the addition of many other treasures, Thief had potential of being pretty powerful later on in the game. But later on the game is usually when the opponents would load up on action cards, so its usefulness was still blunted.

This feels funny to me because I remember having this conversation years ago, but I have to remember that Dominion is a game of hundreds of kingdom cards. It's easy to forget about one kingdom card from the base set.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2783 on: September 09, 2017, 01:34:50 pm »
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does anyone else super enjoy wide pencil lead? like .9mm+

it feels like digging an informative canal

Huh. It's 0.5mm 2H for me by preference! It's not like I can read my own writing very well anyway...

same here, .9 just gets too messy
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2784 on: September 09, 2017, 08:35:22 pm »
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does anyone else super enjoy wide pencil lead? like .9mm+

it feels like digging an informative canal

Huh. It's 0.5mm 2H for me by preference! It's not like I can read my own writing very well anyway...

same here, .9 just gets too messy

9 is a perfectly fine amount, thank you very much.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2785 on: September 10, 2017, 10:34:36 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2786 on: September 10, 2017, 10:35:48 pm »
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like .5 is what i would use if i were taking a test and i wanted the grader to know i was angry the whole time
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2787 on: September 11, 2017, 10:16:05 am »
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Is there a way to show your match history for dominion games?

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2788 on: September 11, 2017, 10:36:43 am »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2789 on: September 11, 2017, 11:56:40 am »
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Awaclus are you drunk or something? I would've bet like $7 that your answer was gonna be "yes."
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2790 on: September 11, 2017, 12:28:44 pm »
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Awaclus are you drunk or something?

I'm something.

Also the joke is that I posted a way to show my match history for dominion games, as was requested.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2791 on: September 11, 2017, 12:51:11 pm »
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Awaclus are you drunk or something?

I'm something.

Also the joke is that I posted a way to show my match history for dominion games, as was requested.

And now it's properly explained.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2792 on: September 11, 2017, 01:05:32 pm »
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Manager had to send out a batch e-mail explaining that meetings with management are important and should take priority over other work. I wouldn't have thought that was necessary to say.

Granted, I'm sure there's doubt that these meetings will be that useful, but seriously, if management sets up the meeting, it's pretty obvious that you're expected to be there.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2793 on: September 11, 2017, 10:21:58 pm »
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Anyone ever run into lyrics sheets on album inserts clearly disagreeing with what is sung on the album, but both versions work equally well and have very similar meanings?

I just noticed that in the Queen song '39 (A Night at the Opera), the second part of the second verse is in the sheet as:

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For the earth is old and grey, to a new home we'll away
But my love this cannot be
For so many years have gone though I'm older but a year
Your mother's eyes in your eyes cry to me

However, on the album (at least, the CD I have, which was rereleased in 1991) May seems to sing:

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For the earth is old and grey, little darling we'll away
And my love this cannot be
For so many years are gone though I'm older but a year
Your mother's eyes, from your eyes, cry to me

Some of those could be artifacts of hearing what I expect to, but I really cannot hear anything other than "little darling".

I wonder if they are transposed for the lyrics sheet from the original song writings, though during recording they take different takes and mix the ones they like the most.  I know some bands (e.g., Belle and Sebastian, I think The Shins as well) sometimes change songs a bit when they perform live, maybe letting the song evolve as it grows older, or something.  I suppose if you write a song you might have a number of different versions with slight modifications, and different ones could end up in different places?

Also possible they took a different mix on the remasterings from the original record, but the insert was the same as the record.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2794 on: September 11, 2017, 10:42:14 pm »
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Well, Queen also sings "Fried Chicken."

I do like '39. So folksy but so sci-fi.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2795 on: September 11, 2017, 10:46:15 pm »
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Well, Queen also sings "Fried Chicken."

I do like '39. So folksy but so sci-fi.

I never actually checked the lyrics for One Vision.  I wonder if it's just something they do.  Well, did.
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« Reply #2796 on: September 11, 2017, 10:55:02 pm »
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Well, Queen also sings "Fried Chicken."

I do like '39. So folksy but so sci-fi.

I never actually checked the lyrics for One Vision.  I wonder if it's just something they do.  Well, did.

I was starting to question my memory, so I pulled out my 20th anniversary CD of A Kind of Magic. My memory wins this round. The lyrics sheet does claim "one vision," but nobody I know believes that was what was sung at the end.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2797 on: September 11, 2017, 10:58:41 pm »
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Well, Queen also sings "Fried Chicken."

I do like '39. So folksy but so sci-fi.

I never actually checked the lyrics for One Vision.  I wonder if it's just something they do.  Well, did.

I was starting to question my memory, so I pulled out my 20th anniversary CD of A Kind of Magic. My memory wins this round. The lyrics sheet does claim "one vision," but nobody I know believes that was what was sung at the end.

Yeah I got it out and checked too, and I definitely agree he says, 'fried chicken'.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2798 on: September 11, 2017, 11:02:07 pm »
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My experience with lyrics is that a lot of the time, you write something that sounds cool on paper, but when you actually get to the studio to record the vocals, it just doesn't work so you have to change it. We (my band) have always matched the lyrics with what we actually recorded afterwards, but a couple of times I have almost used the old lyrics by accident so it's quite easy to imagine that a mistake like that could totally happen. Especially since the person who's responsible for Queen's booklet was, unlike me, probably not present for the recording sessions and they didn't have the Internet back when that album was made. Or it could be that they just don't care.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2799 on: September 14, 2017, 12:44:38 am »
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>"Here's a rather different sort of answer, equivalent to the above. It's a more hard-core mathematician style of answer: concise but harder to understand."
>mrw that was the one that i came up with
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