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  1. Vespa Alex

    Dungeons & Dragons Thread

    Looking at the probabilities here, it looks like it’s a spread of about 8 but that is offset for high or low end rolls. https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2014/07/12/dnd-5e-advantage-disadvantage-probability/
  2. I wouldn't say it's playing it straight as it's clearly not, but this is very much a show of two parts. The scifi plots at the core of each episode are absolutely 100% in the style of Star Trek The Next Generation, to the extent that you could lift out the characters of Bortus, Isaac and co and replace them with Worf, Data and Picard and it wouldn't feel out of place. The court room episode where they were deciding the future of Bortus and Klyden's daughter was classic Will Ryker stuff, and the one where Isaac was stranded on the planet with the doctor's kids was pure Data. That's then overlaid with a bunch of Family Guy jokes that sometimes come to the fore and other times disappear into the background entirely.
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    Counterpart (TV Show)

    Five episodes into this season and it’s not getting any more straightforward.
  4. Vespa Alex

    Arcade Club (Bury, near Manchester)

    Has anyone heard any more about this? Leeds is a few miles further away from me than Bury, but it doesn’t involve the M6 to get there.
  5. Vespa Alex

    Rare/collectable Spectrum Games

    Golden Axe looks pretty impressive for a speccy. We're used to arcade perfect emulation now, but when you think that's on the same hardware that gave us stuff like Horace Goes Skiing, it's a huge step forward.
  6. Holy shit. That’s an immense find. There can’t be many collections like that in existence, let alone for cheap.
  7. Vespa Alex

    Why “all console” fanboys are the worst

    Thalamus were the obvious choice for a developer that really showed the C64 at its best.
  8. As I recall, it started pretty well, then went a bit shit, and picked up for the final season. Have you done DS9?
  9. Vespa Alex

    Why “all console” fanboys are the worst

    You’re not wrong on the Ultimate games. They made far better titles for the Speccy. I’d still go for smooth scrolling with plenty of sprites and cracking tunes in general though.
  10. Vespa Alex

    Why “all console” fanboys are the worst

    I think you’re wronger than a wrong thing on the wrongest day of your life. I was doing a bit of research on the subject and found this, which is an interesting read. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-face-off-zx-spectrum-vs-commodore-64 it seems to agree that you are wrong.
  11. Vespa Alex

    War of the Worlds (BBC)

    And it looks fucking glorious.
  12. Vespa Alex

    Critical Role - The new campaign

    I’ve got half an hour to go, but have seen Travis’ big moment. So funny. The previous campaign ep with Deborah Ann Woll was superb as well.
  13. Vespa Alex

    Altered Carbon - Netflix Cyberpunk

    There will be a second series, with a different lead actor as Kovacs but this is a largely self contained story just as the books are. I don’t know if it will adapt one of the other two or be an entirely new thing, but there’s plenty of scope to branch out and give us something new.
  14. Vespa Alex

    Star Wars: Rogue One

    Watched it again tonight, and this is spot on. Easily the best of the new films despite being most restrained by canon & continuity.
  15. Vespa Alex

    The harshest of all games

    So much of the 8 bit era was incredibly unforgiving, either by design or accident (Jet Set Willy death loops), but they never had the potential to wind back as much progress as Elite Dangerous.
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