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Take down a resurrected Maggie Thatcher in this upcoming Doom II campaign
18 September 2021 at 9:01 am UTC Likes: 7

Quoting: LanzI know it's popular online to be a rabid leftist, but Thatcher was a remarkably talented woman who deserves our respect, not mockery.

The problem with pissing on Margaret Thatcher's grave is that eventually you run out of piss.

Open source in games: How to save your studio time and effort
10 September 2021 at 2:08 pm UTC

Oof, if only the audio wasn't that terrible, especially in that second part :/

The classic PowerSlave can now be picked up from GOG and Steam
2 September 2021 at 10:01 am UTC Likes: 5

Tell me why I had to be a Powerslave
I don't wanna die, I'm a god
Why can't I live on?

Feral no longer porting A Total War Saga: TROY to Linux, citing less demand since Proton
27 July 2021 at 9:10 pm UTC

I'm assuming they're doing other contract work outside of porting and/or outside of games

Like, the company I work for is in the automotive industry, with VW previously being the major customer. VW has been scaling back on external contracts (not just, but also because of the panini), so we had to pivot quite a bit. That's business

Feral no longer porting A Total War Saga: TROY to Linux, citing less demand since Proton
27 July 2021 at 8:13 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: Liam DaweWeeeeelll, they had a lot of people leave

Which, considering the pay and working conditions at Feral, is not exactly surprising, unfortunately. While I never worked at Feral, I did interview with them, and well, it was not a hard decision not taking their offer.

If you're looking for a virtual table-top check out the latest Foundry VTT
3 June 2021 at 4:30 pm UTC Likes: 2

Several reasons:

The first two groups have some overlap in players and we split the price of Foundry. It's also running one of my player's servers. While the third group is a complete distinct group of people and they don't really know the people from the other groups.

If I ask, the people from the first two groups would probably be okay spinning up a new instance, or I could just put it on my own netcup server too. Heck, I do have another Foundry licence due to supporting the Patreon too. It's mostly just that I lack time and energy (either social or technical) for that.

Also, I'm running a long-ish campaign with the third group, and I've already set up a lot of things in Roll20 I'd have to migrate. The player characters too, and they need to migrate their macros as well, so that's a bit of a roadblock as well. (And yeah, of course the longer it runs, the more stuff there is to migrate, I'm aware.)

None of these things are all that "dire" or complicated, but so far just staying is the path of least resistance. It's also not like Roll20 is bad-bad, it's just that it's less comfortable and lacks some features I'm missing.

If you're looking for a virtual table-top check out the latest Foundry VTT
3 June 2021 at 3:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: FurysparkAhoy! As one of the developers on the Pathfinder 1e system

Thank you for that, btw :)

Quoting: FurysparkI can say that, unless you're using the Unchained Action Economy optional rule, it's working pretty well with the new version of Foundry.

Ah, okay, I'm also behind in checking everything, then :)

But I'm also still waiting on a few other modules, so I'm not necessarily in a rush to update. Btw, do you happen to know what happened to the Bullseye module? It's gone from the modules list and even the repository has been deleted completely.

It basically gave me a list of which tokens my players targeted, so I could have it right there in one view without having to hunt for those bobbles on the tokens.

Quoting: FurysparkThat said, I won't deny I'm a bit of a scatterbrain. I happen to have been the first to create a PF1 system for Foundry, but I'll admit that I'm probably not the best person for the job.

Eh, I for one am pretty happy in general with the Pathfinder 1e system in Foundry. There's a few things I don't like, but that's personal preference for the most part.

If you're looking for a virtual table-top check out the latest Foundry VTT
3 June 2021 at 1:54 pm UTC

Yeah, I too still need to wait for module authors (and the Pathfinder 1e system module) to adapt to the new stable release.

I've been using Foundry for, yeah, also a year now, for two of my three groups. I'm still on roll20 on the third, and I really start to get annoyed by roll20 now :P. I'm so much happier with Foundry, it works really well.

One thing I'm really looking forward to with the new version is better playlist handling. At least I *think* that made it in this release, I saw it being shown in a dev twitch stream. Because right now, creating a new playlist is pretty terrible: it's multiple clicks to add each track. With the change, I should be able to just import a whole directory into a playlist, I hope.

There's a few glitches I should probably report, though. I haven't yet figured out how and why, but sometimes, some of my players can see behind the fog. As in, suddenly, a room they shouldn't see, far from where they are, is revealed, as if previously explored. I too can then see it when I click their token to look at their view.

Another thing that came up is that suddenly, dice rolling is really laggy for one player. They perform an action that does a roll, then they wait for a minute or more for the "dice so nice" 3d dice to show up, then another minute for the roll card to show in the chat window. That one only happens on Firefox with them and is gone with Chrome. (But other players, and I too, use Firefox without any problem.) hosting a huge Queer Games Bundle 2021 with hundreds included
2 June 2021 at 2:18 pm UTC

Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAnd Tell Me Why (Out of the box via Proton) is FREE on Steam for this month.

Still sad we never got a native Linux version of that :(