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  • "Look what you've done! I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world!"
  • Congratulations and condolences, @RichardAbbott! A virtual hug in this virtual world!
  • @Apocryphal and @NeilNjae: It is best if the GM is familiar with procedurals in fiction as well as police procedures. This may help: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331017648_An_Introduction_to_the_Police_Procedural_A_Subgenre_of_Detective…
  • (Quote) The first time the judge ordered a villain released in our supers police game because the players didn't read him his rights was the last time. Punish violations of procedure in-world. They will pay attention! Getting put on trial for killin…
  • The perfect narrator for me, but then I am far from young. Probably grandfatherish to some young Brit geek.
  • Did they mesh well with the Punch plot? No, not at all, and I don't think they were intended to, or even should have. I like it better that they were bothersome but interesting intrusions on the main plot. It felt far more real to me that way.
  • Loved it! I watch police procedurals a lot, and enjoy them. I run procedurals often, and frequently in some genre, like SF procedurals, or Urban Fantasy procedurals. This one is well done, interesting, and kept me engaged fully. It is really strang…
  • I loved all the characters. Sharply drawn, and very real and human.
  • It was fine for me. I didn't lose track of anything. I could follow it all and know what was happening at any given time. The characters were all distinct and separate in my head.
  • It worked fine for me. I don't feel I missed anything not being from London. I had no trouble following the action. The only time I was in London was a short layover on the way from Boston to Prague, so the only part of England I saw was that in vie…
  • Good! I went and bought it today! And the final volume! :D
  • @Apocryphal, @RichardAbbott and I have all said we are willing. I think we are all getting good stuff out of the discussion.
  • I think I was wrong before... I probably enjoyed this MORE than @Apocrphal. Maybe because I like graphic novels more?
  • @NeilNjae - The Graphic Novel thing is that: A: There is not a lot of depth in the world, and no consistency. Things seem to happen just because the author wanted them to happen, not because some internal process reached a long brewing result. This …
  • Dammit! Stop being so reasonable, @Apocryphal! It makes me sound like I haven't an original thought in my head! "I... agree with Apocryphal. Totally!" Makes me sound like your lickspittle! IF you continue so shall I, @NeilNjae! For the di…
  • Again, I am with @Apocryphal and @RichardAbbott - I think I like the book a bit more than Richard and a bit less than Apocryphal. I too think the problems with this book are accentuated by the slow-read. I am astonished it won the Hugo! The author h…
  • Pretty much in accord with @RichardAbbott and @Apocryphal - I am just reading this as a Graphic Novel for the Blind where everything is in words rather than pictures. It's interesting in places, but it seems rather arbitrary and slapdash in others.…
  • I am afraid I was worse than useless. My wife had the TV on, and you were all hearing it - Apocryphal alerted me to it, but I didn't look at my email 'til later. Eventually she muted it, but a little late. I think I will have to switch mics for it. …
  • Beer comes in PINTS here!
  • Ah! A travel game! Horrible for a superhighway, great for a two lane blacktop! Sounds like fun!
  • Isn't having a pub cricket against the health laws?
  • Thank you, @Apocryphal!
  • Hopefully I will make it!
  • Damn! I missed this! :O
  • It's available again? Awesome! I have the collected hardcover, and it is great! :D
  • @RichardAbbott - I told you before that I think of this as a comic book without pictures! It works, salmon brother! BTW, Trigan Empire is a great example! :D @NeilNjae - We are not told, so I hesitate. Projecting from known bases is what gets one i…
  • The influence of Lovecraft is subtle, but pervasive! Like Tolkien... :D The killing of the sailors reminds me of the smashing of the lifeboats of the sunken Japanese troopship in Run Silent, Run Deep - the captain did it alone on the bridge because…
  • (Quote) They are more skilled, but less restrained. They are leaders because the author wants them to be leaders. Orogeny is good for anything, car washes, back rubs, better coffee AND sex! (Quote) Not particularly impressed. It's basically a sca…