Ray_Otus

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Games I like
Dungeon World, Black Hack, Troika, 3:16, Goblin Town, Lasers & Feelings...
Books I like
The Hobbit, Dune, Roadside Picnic, All Creatures Great and Small, Nero Wolfe, Dresden Files...

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  • It's sort of like playing with a doll house. Except that the doll house is a dungeon or wilderness or space station or old New England church with terrible things in the basement. And there is no physical toys: house or dolls. And instead of just de…
  • @Evlyn - wild. I JUST mentioned you on my podcast (talking about the Atlantis art you did for me that I have in my hip pocket for a future zine). Good to see you here and I hope things are going well for you in the frozen north.
  • Lots to look forward to. I thought I hadn't read any Harold Lamb, but the other day I remembered I had read Hannibal.
  • This was one of the most interesting and different fantasy reads of my young adulthood. I am anxious to read it again and hear y'all's thoughts.
  • I would read any of these. I have already read all of them except D and in some ways that makes D my LEAST favorite. I feel like a slow read is almost better if you are already familiar with the material. But I would read D too. So hurry up and pick…
    in Slow Read Comment by Ray_Otus February 7
  • Is the upcoming schedule of reads pinned somewhere?
  • @dr_mitch said: There's a formula to the Expanse books so far which keeps me from wanting to read the whole series all at once, but that's an observation rather than a criticism; I definitely plan to carry on reading them. Just not straight away.…
  • This looks AMAZEBALLS. I can't wait to order a copy when you are done. Thanks so much @Michael_S_Miller.
  • Right. All of these look great to me except I'm not really up for Ubik right now. Luckily that's not making most people's lists anyway. I still have to crack Lyonesse! Ugh. My reading is falling way behind right now. I'm just going to let you all v…
  • Love it! Thanks for the perspective.
  • That's awesome! So here's the thing, I was going to talk (briefly!) about bronze age games on my podcast. Do you want me to tease that you and Paul are working on one or just keep my mouth shut about that? Also, you mean Paul Mitchell right? You …
  • Historically, pre-iron age? LOL. I realize that it varies by region. I suppose I mean the period between neolithic man and iron age man. So ... cities, agriculture, basic metal working, alphabet, etc. Roughly 3000 - 1000 BCE. In fantasy terms, any s…
  • I will accept fantasy bronze age games, e.g. Tekumel and Dark Sun as entries, though I think I'm looking more toward quasi-historical ones.
  • I would read this one again. I kind of love this type of story anyway - one in which the human race is subjugated by aliens. Reminds me of the Tripod Trilogy or (shudder) Battlefield Earth. Luckily much more the former than the latter in regards to …
  • Oooh. I am definitely interested in hearing more about Sphinx especially. Also, I love the TLDR line at the top. Good idea. I don't think I've every listened to anything read by Treadway.
  • Bradbury always just sits there quietly on the shelf waiting for you, doesn't he? No one really goes around trying to push his books, and yet everyone knows how good they can be. And then one day you pick up one -- because the clamor has died down a…
  • There's a really good radio adaptation of Fox and the Forest. Here it is from Dimension X (retitled "To the Future"). There is a more polished recording as part of Bradbury 13 which I can post if you are interested, but I kind of like this old scrat…
  • I'm even worse about RPG books I REALLY like @rossum. I get the PDF so I can read it on the go. I get the hardback for my shelf. Then I want a softcover that I can mark up.
  • @Apocryphal said: I very much enjoy reading the physical book more than an electronic book (which I find a tasteless experience, lacking many of the sensations a physical book has). Audio books, though, are an exception - having someone read a bo…
  • @rossum said: Hm, I bet there's an app that can scan the UPC of a book and add it to your already-read and need-to-read lists. Goodreads has that, yes. Just give it access to your phone's camera.
  • Yeah, when I record that I have read an RPG, I do my best to really read it - even the monsters and spells. And they do take a lot of energy to read.
  • @dr_mitch - has working on your game been part of taking you away from reading? I find that I alternate between hours spent writing and hours spent reading.
  • @RichardAbbott said: The main thing I miss is a sort of +1 equivalent that says "yup I've seen this and like it" I literally tried to +1 this statement. LOL. Yeah. I miss that too.
  • @rossum, I used Goodreads.com. I used to use Library Thing. (I still have a lifetime license I think.) Goodreads isn't perfect, but it does have some nice features and it's easier than keeping my spreadsheet. Also, it has a data export.
  • Chris and I read The Mount and enjoyed it. But that's the only one I've read.
  • Yeah, that looks a little better. I think the primary thing was to get this place to the point where we feel comfortable inviting people over to hang out. And I'm totally there. Once I get some free time I am going to start trying to coax some of my…
  • Oh, it doesn't have to be done Oct 31? Sweet. Yeah. I really do want to enjoy this one. It is a quiet evening by the fire kind of book. The opening is brilliant.