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Squideye and The Bitter Guy

An ongoing conversation between friends.

Aug 1, 2011

Episode 22: The Library and the Heap

- In which Ilan and Justin develop a pair of regular segments for the show.

Role Playing Games Continued!

  • Ashen Stars hit its other preorder!
  • Other Kickstarter preorders, incliding Do, Pilgrims of the Flying Temple.
  • Vampire 20th Anniversary!
    • Like $100
    • Released at Grand Masquerade
  • Laundry RPG
    • Stross books
    • The Basic Roleplaying system

The Library!

  • Top Secret - The Corporation - 1986
  • Conspiracy X - late '90s
    • three classic aliens - saurians, venusians, greys
    • A game with "default answers"
    • Parapsychology resolution system
    • Not unisystem - but look for the new ConX, Buffy, Angel

The Heap!

  • Chaos in the Old World: Shadow of the horned rat
  • Twilight Imperium: Shards of the Throne
    • "Subgoals" speed up gameplay
  • Cosmic Encounter - Cosmic Conflict
  • Alien Frontiers
  • Heroscape: Marvel Suporheroes
    • Planet Hulk reenactment
  • Here I Stand
    • "A 7 player Twilight Struggle"
    • In practice, "Riskopoly as applied to Diplomacy"


  • Dan Slott Spider Man
    • vs. Sinister Six
  • Jonathan Hickman's continuing output
    • Hickman Fantastic Four - now FF
    • incomplte books - Pax Romana and Annihilation
    • SHIELD
  • Jason Aaron
    • Astonishing Spider Man and Wolverine
    • all stupid hugely fun
    • Wolverine!!!! Scalped
  • Pak/Van Lente
    • Herc and Alpha Flight
    • The Raft, Basilisk, Griffin and Man-Bull
    • Eaglesham and Fascist Governments
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Zayne)
    • Zayne, schlemazel jedi
  • Flashpoint - variant DC universe
    • BATMAN strapping flash to electric chair; would have been better in the Silver age

Next time: Movies! Geek Rock videos!