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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Zampanov wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    This is your (all of youse) daily reminder to purchase and play Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall as soon as possible.

    It is a terrific RPG with some very good character writing and - pleasingly - a strong sense of atmosphere. I don't often feel afraid in a game where I control little mans from an isometric point of view, but I did here.

    I still have to finish the main game

    I liked the main game a lot but this is next level shiz

    longer, meatier, deeper

    um

    other penis things

    got it

    this game has a bigger dick than the old one

    the student becomes the master etc

    Jacobkosh
  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    bluh i have stuff to complain about but i have no idea if its the actual source of my depression im just miserable all the time

  • YoshisummonsYoshisummons You have to let the dead vote, otherwise you'd just kill people you disagree with!Registered User regular
    How does the mechanical side of shadowrun returns hold up compared to say x-com eu?

  • BogartBogart Gonna Be A Man In Motion Registered User, Moderator mod
    I got about twenty minutes into the new Shadowrun game and then stopped unaccountably. I should get back into it. It was pretty good.

  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    Couscous wrote: »
    wait shadowrun isn't an fps franchise?

    There was only one FPS Shadowrun game.

    it wasn't bad i didn't think. had some neat mechanics and the roles were pretty cool. also it was cross-console/ pc play

    but it was an early attempt at mp-only and also because it was in the shadow run franchise the rpg fans felt betrayed and shat all over it for not being an rpg

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  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    And by "all games", well I should have said "all the video games".

    I knew, at least, that the video game stuff was fairly recent compared to the tabletop stuff.

    I made a game! Hotline Maui. Requires mouse and keyboard.
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    wait shadowrun isn't an fps franchise?

    it is a table top RPG that was made into a graphical adventure game for the SNES, an RPG for the Genesis, an animated visual novel/RPG thing for IIRC the Sega Saturn, and yeah an FPS for Xbox.

    The new game is an oldschool isometric tactical RPG like Fallout.

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  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Oh shit I made the most delicious and unhealthy rice and beans ever last night.

    Seasoned up real nice... made some bacon to crumble up in there and then I chopped up some smoked sausage, fried it in the bacon grease and mixed it in.

    It's so god damn good.

    yes this is the right way to do up beans and rice

    did you start with a mirepoix or sofrito or trinity or something? that is good too

    @Abdhyius‌

    Oh damn.

    Sofrito would have been a good idea I didn't think of that. I was thinking of doing a trinity mix originally but I wasn't in the mood for the celery and I couldn't think of another good idea.

    But sofrito... that's what I'm doing next time. Thanks!

  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Tav wrote: »

    Heh heh

    Don't see any signs up for that scrub Reed Richards do you

    B)

    been playin some jedi academy eh

    Is Jedi academy a drum loop in Maschine or picture on the pose site

    Then no

    surrealitycheckTL DR
  • TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    I pass the bottle of sutter home.
    Cinder looks, like "Dude you broke?"
    And now again
    I'm drinking alone

    A BLOO BLOO BLOO BLOOOOOOOOO

    Bless your heart.
  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    So my mum works as head of a special needs centre for kids with MLD's within a school. So kids struggling with normal school get sent there, and if they actually have SLD's they get sent on to a super specialist school. So one of my mums unofficial jobs is to tell parents that their 8 year old kid is never ever going to fit in society and will need care for the rest of their lives. That it is worse than they thought. She has three of these talks to give this week. I think I understand why she drinks so much now.

    In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    The fps didn't look bad or anything like that, I just don't often play fps games in general.

    I made a game! Hotline Maui. Requires mouse and keyboard.
  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    Guys I ordered a jump rope that arrived today and one of those pull up bars that you wedge into a doorway


    Operation: Jock continues

    TehSlothVariableGonmunsurrealitycheck
  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    Deebaser wrote: »
    Boss asks me how my morning's going. I tell him that it's going great and that I had a really refreshing mango greek yogurt for breakfast. He called me a pussy. We laffed. It still hurt*.
    fak u @gooey and the chobani club. it is you who are the real pussies.


    *not really

    i am enjoying a nice chobani mango right now

    and i didnt even have to plant a mango tree or squeeze an udder

    i had one at like 1am or 2am
    i shoulda had another now

    i finished my work at 430am and was just mad at myself because it was soemthing that took me literally like 2 hours to do
    and i got home at 7pm to do it
    and my internet came back before 9pm

    (then by the time i was in bed and with lights off it was 5am cuz i was like fk dis i need a wank)

    mehhh

    3.5 hrs of sleep

    slept 5 night before

    mrehh

    shazbro

    go work for a bank

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    surrealitycheck
  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Western coastal temptressRegistered User, Moderator mod
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    my problem with asking girls out is

    well, trying opens the possibility of failing

    oh I didn't realize you were a coward

    I'm not I'm just lazy.

    i was just teasing. my wife asked me out because i was a clueless teenager so i don't have much ground to stand on anyways.

    I have been asked out like 67% of the time.

    N=3 so we can be sure this will continue forever.

    Sir Landshark
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Guys I ordered a jump rope that arrived today and one of those pull up bars that you wedge into a doorway


    Operation: Jock continues

    You should, like, totally get with Susie, bro.

    No man, she doesn't have a boyfriend. They just, like, hook up.

    Or whatever.

    I made a game! Hotline Maui. Requires mouse and keyboard.
  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod

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  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    I wanna play heroes of the swaaaaaaaaaaarm

    heart of the swarm
    hearthstone
    heroes of the storm (in which there is something called a hearthstone)

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  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Guys I ordered a jump rope that arrived today and one of those pull up bars that you wedge into a doorway


    Operation: Jock continues

    make sure the pull up bar is properly anchored

    seriously

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    Variable
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    i need to make celeriac fries

    basically cut celery root into wedges, parboil then toss with oil and salt and pepper and maybe paprika and bake with rosemary.

    they have essentially zero calories. you can gorge yourself on celeriac fries

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  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    @syndalis @deebaser @Feral‌
    Guys my wife is having a problem with a thing at work and I do not know Excel or database stuff because I am dumb. Can you answer this possibly?
    Our department has around 160 spreadsheets uploaded to various directories on sharepoint - more are added sporadically as new projects come through each month. Each spreadsheet is updated by users at various times in the month.



    There are column names going from A to AA. The column types are varied; dates, dollar amounts, a comments field, y/n field, etc. Several of the columns contain formulas. Each spreadsheet is populated with a varying number of rows. Some have only 1 row, a few have as many as 5k, but the average is probably under 200 rows.



    I need to be able to pull the rows with data in them from all 160(ish) spreadsheets in to one source so that reports can be created based on the most up to date data. I’m limited to using excel and access. The varying number of rows makes excel problematic, at least with what I know about excel. I don’t have much experience doing linked tables in access so I’m not sure if that could even work with the large number of sources.



    What would be the best way to combine the data in to one source?

    Ok, I can totes help with this, but I do need some basic questions answered.

    1) Is the data expected to be "live" in that if someone updates a spreadsheet, a quick and easy report needs to be generated across all 160 with said updated data?

    2) are the 160 spreadsheets in static locations that can all be easily referenced over the network by a single account?

    3a) Is there any need to relate these tables to each other in a one-to-many fashion? Like, for instance
    --- Spreadsheet A has a listing of all clients, and further info regarding the client
    ----Spreadsheets B-C have a column for the client name, and then individual contracts for said client(s)
    ----Spreadsheet D has a completely different set of info that relates to the client, but is not contract related per se... like expenses.
    And you would need a report with the sum of contract info per client along with relevant expenses?

    3b) id 3a is true, are the client names spelled / typed exactly the same on all spreadsheets enough that they could be used as a key?


    If all of this is true, you can link a shitload of excel spreadsheets in access, set up a quick and dirty schema to relate these spreadsheets, use the query wizard to build you SQL in a GUI like a mini-boss, and then tie the query to a report.

    As spreadsheets are updated by other staffers, all you would need to do is open access, run the report, and print it while doing a sick backflip or something because people will think you are a goddamned wizard. Tell them it took you hours, even though it takes you 1-2 minutes.

    @Ludious‌

    Thanks @syndalis I passed the questions onto her. I will reply when she does.

  • BethrynBethryn Unhappiness is Mandatory Registered User regular
    How does the mechanical side of shadowrun returns hold up compared to say x-com eu?
    It's weaker, strategically, but not without depth of its own.

    You can brute force your way through missions with guys decked out with weapons and shiz, or you can have an evened out party with some utility for doing different stuff (decking, rigging, magery, etc.)

    The cover/LoS system can be a bit of a mess though.

    But Dragonfall makes up for all that with good writing and characterisation and a pretty damn cool plot.

    ...and of course, as always, Kill Hitler.
  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    oh free cronuts at work

    don't mind if i do

    DemonStacey
  • kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    How does the mechanical side of shadowrun returns hold up compared to say x-com eu?

    It pulls a lot from the tabletop game. Characters on the field tend to be more durable but not much more so compared to xcom. Your character is typically significantly stronger than your allies and your enemies. Some combat can also be avoided or mitigated through various methods.

  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    like, it tastes and feels almost just like potato but it's only 120 calories per pound.

    you could pretty much starve to death on a celeriac diet

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    ElkiDemonStacey
  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Gooey wrote: »
    desc wrote: »
    Guys I ordered a jump rope that arrived today and one of those pull up bars that you wedge into a doorway


    Operation: Jock continues

    make sure the pull up bar is properly anchored

    seriously

    I want a pull up bar, but Im not 100% sure that our doorframes aren't made of pressed board and duct tape.

    Deebaser on
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    How does the mechanical side of shadowrun returns hold up compared to say x-com eu?

    Well, it was originally intended as an iOS-only portable app game for funsies, and then the Kickstarter raised way more money than the developers had intended so they ported it to PC and added a ton of features.

    So it's somewhat simplified and streamlined compared to something like XCOM. There's no destroyable terrain or anything of that nature, and the areas tend to be smaller. On the other hand since it's a traditional RPG character advancement is pretty robust and customizable - you can be good with guns, good with melee, good with magical melee, a D&D-type spellcaster, a spirit summoner, a hacker (in which case you spend much of your time in the Matrix), or a "rigger," which is a dude who uses drones and unmanned vehicles in combat.

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  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    Vanguard wrote: »
    oh free cronuts at work

    don't mind if i do

    im perk jelly

    TehSloth
  • TavTav Registered User regular
    Oh god feelings are awful send halp

    ShivahnTehSloth
  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Tav wrote: »
    Oh god feelings are awful send halp

    @Ludious‌

    Tav
  • kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    only problem with srr is I want to hit dudes with pointy objects, but not katanas

    they have a perfectly visually appropriate axe but it doesn't do AP damage for some arbitrary reason and it is so much weaker than its weaboo cousins

  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Guys I ordered a jump rope that arrived today and one of those pull up bars that you wedge into a doorway


    Operation: Jock continues

    I've been doing this:
    http://www.simplefit.org/workout.html

    For my bodyweight stuff.

    Seems to be working because I have gone up a few levels!

    I started at level 4 and am at 6 right now.

    Thinking of starting on level 7 soon.

    It's p cool.

    Variabledesc
  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    kaleedity wrote: »
    only problem with srr is I want to hit dudes with pointy objects, but not katanas

    they have a perfectly visually appropriate axe but it doesn't do AP damage for some arbitrary reason and it is so much weaker than its weaboo cousins

    Because Katanas are sweet (in Shadowrun).

    Less to do with Weaboo and a lot more to do with the role Japan played in our view of dystopian futures back in the 80s.

    SW-4158-3990-6116
    Let's play Mario Kart or something...
    kaleedityElldren
  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    Vanguard wrote: »
    Tav wrote: »
    Oh god feelings are awful send halp

    Ludious‌

    OK Tav what you need to do is drown all of your feelings in hatred. You can't avoid feeling, but you can control what you feel, and the fires of hatred burn away the lesser emotions. Think of the person you hate the most and try to hate them to death.

  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    finley woke me up every half hour last night when he decided he needed to tunnel under the covers

    and then five minutes after when he decided it was too hot under there

    he walks up to the head of the bed, spins around, jams his nose sort of under the covers and pushes. this usually means it strips all the covers down to the middle of the bed.

    the only saving grace is that his flight plan, when he goes in, has him rotating counter-clockwise, which means he steps all over frankie's head instead of mine.

    I take it Finlay is your Irish manservsnt?

    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
  • DynagripDynagrip Rattlesnake on the trigger HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    So my mum works as head of a special needs centre for kids with MLD's within a school. So kids struggling with normal school get sent there, and if they actually have SLD's they get sent on to a super specialist school. So one of my mums unofficial jobs is to tell parents that their 8 year old kid is never ever going to fit in society and will need care for the rest of their lives. That it is worse than they thought. She has three of these talks to give this week. I think I understand why she drinks so much now.
    No, you're the reason she drinks so much.

    surrealitycheck
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    kaleedity wrote: »
    only problem with srr is I want to hit dudes with pointy objects, but not katanas

    they have a perfectly visually appropriate axe but it doesn't do AP damage for some arbitrary reason and it is so much weaker than its weaboo cousins

    I feel like since the Shadowrun IP was created in the late 80s/early 90s the katanas being unaccountably better than everything else is working as intended

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    Elldren
  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    OMG @dread pirate Arbuthnot

    I was like ... It's an impressionist landscape ... No ... Wait definitely a landscape ... These are intense colors ... A head .... OMG no she didn't

    Dread Pirate Arbuthnot
  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    desc wrote: »
    Guys I ordered a jump rope that arrived today and one of those pull up bars that you wedge into a doorway


    Operation: Jock continues

    make sure the pull up bar is properly anchored

    seriously

    I will exercise caution and follow the instructions and stuff!

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