Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Have you seen this John Adams show? I think the first 2 episodes have been fantastic. Surely they gloss over a lot of things, but I love how they bring all that boring history stuff to life as I've never seen it before. HBO has always done good work with historical topics, I think, and this is probably one of their better productions. Most of it is CGI, from what I understand, but I couldn't tell at all. I'm not sure if I believe it was as dramatic and intense as they depict, but it was an absolute treat to see what they did with it. I always thought that what the early founders did was great, but I didn't really understand how mediocre it was as well. I really loved the exchange between Adams and Jefferson about the constitution, and the re visioning done by Adams and Franklin. I really like what they did with Franklin too, but I think they're treating him as too much of a caricature of himself. Not in a bad way, but hopefully he rounds out in later episodes.
Hopefully, this series helps remind people of what it took to get us to where we are as a free nation. Surely it is no coincidence that it comes out during the 5th anniversary of the war.