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#1 Lindsay

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:23 PM

Hi all

Hal is having issues with the site this evening, its running incredably slowly and making it impossible to upload any audio. (It was estimating 6 hours to upload just one audio)

He has put in a ticket with the server people so hopefully it will be sorted soon.

Not sure if it will make people feel happier or sadder, but he was trying to upload some Fashionista Gamer audio...Hopefully he will be able to get it on the site tomorrow instead.

Thanks for the patience

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:04 PM

Believe me people... we are so worth the wait. Oh, gotta go, Forbidden Planet is on.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:15 PM

Thank you Hal and Lindsay and Gilbert Grape Forbidden Planet the 1956 sci-fi film and you try to claim you are not a geek for shame! :D
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 03:31 AM

*Squirming with barely suppressed anticipation* Posted Image
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#5 Lindsay

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:51 AM

As far as I am aware, this is still an ongoing issue, so nothing likely to be uploaded at least till Hal gets home this evening.. Fingers crossed its working then... :whip:
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:11 AM

Thanks for the update on the situation. Eager for new audio, of course, but happy to wait.

Ah, Forbidden Planet, what a great film. Based (loosely) on The Tempest.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:58 AM

Ah, Forbidden Planet, what a great film. Based (loosely) on The Tempest.


Really? I can see the correlations now. Anne Francis as Aeriel. Clearly I don't swing that way, but damn she is smoking hot in that movie...

Walter Pigeon as Prospero... makes total sense...

I learned something today...

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#8 BigJackBrass

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:53 PM

Anne Francis as Aeriel.

Miranda, I think, rather than Ariel, who is really the Robbie character here. You can map most of the characters, such as Stephano and Caliban, to their Forbidden Planet counterparts quite well. It's quite a fun game to try.

And you're right about Anne Francis :wink: Are we sufficiently off topic here? :oops:
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:48 PM

Are we sufficiently off topic here? :oops:

Absolutely not! :evil: :twisted:
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:13 PM

I was almost certain that the Tempest was based upon Forbidden Planet...

Great film, slightly hard to watch now because we all forgot that Leslie Neilsen used to be a great straight actor too.

'Surely you can't mean monsters from the id, John!'
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#11 MorkilRocks

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:52 AM

Miranda, I think, rather than Ariel, who is really the Robbie character here.


MIRANDA! Yes of course. It's been years since I have read the Tempest. What an innovative way to update Shakespeare!

Are there any RPG's that revolve around The Bard's work?

Bard... see what I did there? :wink:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:59 AM

ok, but who does the drunken cook map to in the Tempest?

One of my favorite movies btw.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:29 AM

ok, but who does the drunken cook map to in the Tempest?

Probably Stephano, the drunken butler. I once played the jester, Trinculo, which will surprise no-one :D

Hope things are getting back to normal with the site, Hal and Linds :)
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:34 AM

ok, but who does the drunken cook map to in the Tempest?

Probably Stephano, the drunken butler. I once played the jester, Trinculo, which will surprise no-one :D

The Butler! I knew I was forgetting someone.

I do think it was one of the more successful transpositions of Shakespeare into a genre setting, and of course I borrowed heavily from the Krell many times in Traveller
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:51 AM

Are there any RPG's that revolve around The Bard's work?

Bard... see what I did there? :wink:

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I don't know of any specifically period rpgs but I would say Backswords and Bucklers probably wouldn't have such a rich background without Shakespeare.
I'd also say that there is also a large amount of rpg style fantasy in his texts. We've all had fay creatures sneaking along behind our party slinging enchantments and illusions at us (much to the delight of the GM) or faced off against overpowered wizardly super-villains and convinced them to retire or battle against the prophecy of a coven of witches. Or similar stuff with a more low level historic leaning... There are plenty of opportunities to steal stuff from him and fashion some sort of adventure out of it!

RPGs are just stories with plenty of audience interaction and with storytelling, when in doubt Shakespeare has already done it...
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:55 PM

Are there any RPG's that revolve around The Bard's work?


Funny you should say that. Good ole Bill was the theme for the 2011 game chef contest, so if there wasn't one before, there is now.
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#17 Lindsay

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:10 PM

I think the issues are mostly resolved now, so Hal is uploading files as we speak..Hope you enjoy them, and comment on them!

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:42 PM

Huzzah!!!
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:56 PM

Commenting fingers so very ready :D
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:44 PM

That is great news!

Thank you for all the work you do Hal and Lindsay.

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