Saints Row 3 is awesome. Got it in the Steam sale and played it Co-Op with the big fella last night. It's fucking hilarious but not because it's trying to be funny, just because it is. It is because if you have a penchant for fucking about then it will help you fuck about more than any other game I know.
So, I've got all these games in my Steam account that I rarely play. Or have never played. They came as bundles or got gazumped by other, flashier games. So I redownloaded a couple to play and here's what I think.
Red Faction Guerilla
Babies are annoying. Pink, fat, you stuff food in one end and wipe crap off the other. Keep it warm, fed and clean and you won't kill it. They don't do anything entertaining. Toddlers are terrifying. They get up, run around, get their hands onto everything. They're anarchists that don't have the language skills to express themselves.
War, what is it good for?
So, Buttocks is harder than a coffin nail and is becoming more self-righteous than a University Christian Union committee member at Easter.
I don't love fantasy as much as I love apocalyptic or sci fi settings. I don't love fantasy much at all. The main reason for this is that it is buried within Tolkein (et al) tropes that a broken at the peril of the creator. Move too far from fantasy and those who expect fantasy tropes will not enjoy your game.
For some time now, I've been trying to migrate a copy of Lack-Of (which runs Drupal 5, php/mysql) to Drupal 7. Why?
As Felix is getting older, he's much more fun. I get less cuddles, though.
Felix now walks in a similar way to an adult. Rather than throwing legs forward to move, he leans and moves legs. When not wearing a nappy, it has the ease of anyone.
Roleplaying games are fun. They are a superb social activity and idea furnaces. A clutch of like minded imagineers jointly build a story together and for each of us the epic will be remembered in our own way. As a GM, I only plant the seed of the idea, the story itself is the purview of the players. It's them that make it great.