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Title: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 14, 2018, 08:32:17 AM
....{checking calendar}

....{checking clock}

....{checking thread category}


....honestly, how is it that I'm doing the Friday thread two weeks in a row?!

Fine. Here's a (somewhat sloppy) metal arrangement of key themes from Gladiator.

Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 14, 2018, 08:45:13 AM
Relatedly! -- the Grogpublic forum game will start Monday afternoon my time. We've got enough players to make a good start, but if anyone wants to kick off, too, the sign-up thread is here: http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=22911.0

We still have four slots open, plus a slot reserved for Windigo who hasn't confirmed yet. But we can easily go with the three confirmed players -- and in fact I can pretty easily slot new players in after we start, at almost any time until the end of the game really, if anyone watching from the sidelines decides they want to join in as a new faction arising in the Republic!


Other than final preps for that, I'm pretty loose this weekend on gaming. I already sent out my first turn to Yskonyn, as Stalin Driving West in round 2 of the Strategic Command: Classic multiplayer tournament, and hopefully that will remind me to get back to working on my Red Thunder match with him, which was about as epic as any shattered late-war medium-sized map could be.

Continuing to poke at the newly released Panzer Strategy and Aggressors: Ancient Rome. But I may take another stab at figuring out the best path to gold victory in Old Kingdom: Egypt, too. Really there are about 50 games I feel like messing with at any given time. ;)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: MengJiao on September 14, 2018, 08:54:49 AM
Relatedly! -- the Grogpublic forum game will start Monday afternoon my time. We've got enough players to make a good start, but if anyone wants to kick off, too, the sign-up thread is here: http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=22911.0

We still have four slots open, plus a slot reserved for Windigo who hasn't confirmed yet. But we can easily go with the three confirmed players -- and in fact I can pretty easily slot new players in after we start, at almost any time until the end of the game really, if anyone watching from the sidelines decides they want to join in as a new faction arising in the Republic!


Other than final preps for that, I'm pretty loose this weekend on gaming. I already sent out my first turn to Yskonyn, as Stalin Driving West in round 2 of the Strategic Command: Classic multiplayer tournament, and hopefully that will remind me to get back to working on my Red Thunder match with him, which was about as epic as any shattered late-war medium-sized map could be.

Continuing to poke at the newly released Panzer Strategy and Aggressors: Ancient Rome. But I may take another stab at figuring out the best path to gold victory in Old Kingdom: Egypt, too. Really there are about 50 games I feel like messing with at any given time. ;)

   Some work on sandbag barriers (Florence will be more or less at my farm on Monday) and maybe some Rise of the Republic and possibly some Post Scriptum.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Geezer on September 14, 2018, 09:16:51 AM

   Some work on sandbag barriers (Florence will be more or less at my farm on Monday) and maybe some Rise of the Republic and possibly some Post Scriptum.

Stay safe and keep your powder dry!
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Kushan on September 14, 2018, 09:18:14 AM
I'll be playing tourist this weekend. Arrived in Hawaii yesterday to visit family for a week. I might get some time to play CMANO on my surface. Or maybe something on my iPad but no major gaming for me until I get home.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 14, 2018, 11:10:08 AM
Great thread Pratt! Love me some Gladiator. AssCreed: Syndicate - Jack the Ripper, Witcher 3, and Vampyr await, and perhaps even some Elder Scrolls Online.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 14, 2018, 11:37:41 AM
Wait, is there a Ripper DLC for AssCreedSyn?

(Lord, admittedly I'm a fifteen year old....)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 14, 2018, 11:40:24 AM
Why yes, yes there is. You even get to play as Jack for a few fleeting moments. AND...it might even be on sale through UPlay right now, if you donít really value your soul.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 14, 2018, 11:48:54 AM
 :2funny: Yeah, no, I try to avoid Uplay as much as possible. Fair warning tho!
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 14, 2018, 12:14:33 PM
Steam will have it marked down very soon for a Halloween sale I am sure.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: MengJiao on September 14, 2018, 12:22:23 PM

   Some work on sandbag barriers (Florence will be more or less at my farm on Monday) and maybe some Rise of the Republic and possibly some Post Scriptum.

Stay safe and keep your powder dry!

   Your suggestion must have influenced me almost subliminally cuz (partly in honor of the hurricane and of dry gunpowder) I'm attempting a Close Action scenario.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: CJReich46 on September 14, 2018, 06:37:04 PM
I'm off today and tomorrow.
Yay...Paid Time Off!
I thought "get up early, clean things, go to VA appointment, add coolant to the car and all will be well." as I dozed to sleep.
Murphy laughs... :DD
I woke up with barely an hour to get ready for my VA appointment. I get there...a half hour early. WAIT! IT GETS EVEN BETTER!!
Go to the gas station, get gas for the car, add coolant (smart thing to do because it was getting a bit overheated at times)
Turn key.
CLIK.
 :tickedoff:
Calmly I call progressive to get ERS,
Wait in car for an hour.
Jump start arrives
No Effect.
Send for Tow Truck.
Wait another hour.
Jump start attempt and checks starter.
No effect so starter might be dead.
Tow car to shop.
Car not going to be looked at till Monday.  :tickedoff:
I work Sunday *note: in my area? No buses run on Sunday*
Set up rental car for weekend.
No rentals at location I picked however one further away does have them...
Call friend. She comes picks me up, we get coffee do some shopping at Home Depot (she needed some stuff for her house) and even a haircut.
Get rental.  (Black Hyundai Elantra)
Home.
This was supposed to be a simple 1/2 hour appointment, and home in an hour. It ended up being about 5pm by the time I GOT HOME.

So I have to now get a car fixed, possibly not going to be successful as the poor thing is dying. But if they get the starter and it works great. Otherwise. I'm going to be looking for a new ride next week- if not sooner!   

So my plan? The Witcher- Chapter III. 

I did hear there's a nice patch coming for Field of Glory II - peltasts, Thracians and Praetorians and some updates to the Roman Army lists.





Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 14, 2018, 06:46:34 PM
The hell you say! Where can I find out more about this FoG II patch?

Witcher 3 cures all ails.

Sorry about all that other stuff. At least you weren't late for work.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: CJReich46 on September 14, 2018, 06:58:51 PM
The hell you say! Where can I find out more about this FoG II patch?

Witcher 3 cures all ails.

Sorry about all that other stuff. At least you weren't late for work.



Gus, here's the linky to the patch coming with Rise of Persia.
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2684/Rise.of.Persia.will.come.with.a.free.update.(Praetorian.Guard.and.Peltasts.incoming)

I mean I'm playing The Witcher 1 enhanced: I'm currently in Chapter 3.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: nelmsm on September 14, 2018, 07:35:16 PM
PBEM games and some playtesting and continuing my Alea Jacta Est game
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 14, 2018, 07:41:03 PM
Thanks CJ! The original Witcher is not bad either.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 14, 2018, 08:48:26 PM
Hey Nelmsm, which AJE scenario are you playing? I love that game. Not sure what I'm playing, depends on the time available. Stay out of that flood water Meng, I hear there's lots of Cottonmouths up your way.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: nelmsm on September 14, 2018, 11:28:29 PM
Hey Nelmsm, which AJE scenario are you playing? I love that game. Not sure what I'm playing, depends on the time available. Stay out of that flood water Meng, I hear there's lots of Cottonmouths up your way.

I started with the first one with Marius and Sulla.  Playing as Sulla.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 15, 2018, 08:09:37 AM
That's a tough one. Probably my favorite so far is the Ceasar vs Pompey one, very much like a theater-wide conflict. Do you have the DLC's from the earlier period? Some of them are excellent too but usually smaller. One day I'm going to get around to finishing the First Punic War.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 15, 2018, 09:18:16 AM
What is it about the game you like so much? I donít have it.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: mikeck on September 15, 2018, 10:05:06 AM
Iím confused...is this the ďFriday threadĒ?
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Dammit Carl! on September 15, 2018, 12:59:53 PM
   Some work on sandbag barriers (Florence will be more or less at my farm on Monday) and maybe some Rise of the Republic and possibly some Post Scriptum.

Stay safe man.  I'm in Asheville if some Grog needs a place to shelter over.

After two weeks of working, I'm unsure of what, if anything, I'll be playing.  Probably keeping it simple with WoT or WoWs.

Really need workspace to deal with wrenching on the truck - a nice, dry garage would be awesome - as both rear wheels are spitting out brake fluid.  Ah, the joys of old machinery.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 15, 2018, 01:01:35 PM
Iím confused...is this the ďFriday threadĒ?

Yep. I'm making final preps this weekend to start the Grogpublic forum game, so I mentioned that along the way, but it's the Friday thread.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 15, 2018, 02:46:03 PM
Iím confused...is this the ďFriday threadĒ?

Yep. I'm making final preps this weekend to start the Grogpublic forum game, so I mentioned that along the way, but it's the Friday thread.

Are you sure? You're confusing Mikeck!!!
Just finished my Iceni Rome II campaign.. not sure if I should try a mod now or go back to Attila. Will probably do some Endless Space 2, and some Dustwind (if my friend pops up online).
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 15, 2018, 06:04:59 PM
'Finished' meaning...you won?
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 15, 2018, 07:40:56 PM
yeah.. that was a tough one, you had to take like 80 provinces and I had like 6 or 7 civil wars break out!
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 15, 2018, 08:27:17 PM
Well done! Paint yourself up with woad and party.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 15, 2018, 08:30:56 PM
Congrats on the win Tuna. Sounds like you 'iced-ceni' the competition.  :bd:
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 15, 2018, 09:09:54 PM
Indeed, Tuna was the general of the armies of the Friday! ...um, yesterday! (And maybe today! I don't understand time when I'm sleepy.)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: airboy on September 16, 2018, 08:46:03 AM
I've been playing Fallout 3 the www.gog.com version.

It has been very stable.  I've only had one crash to desktop in 25 hours of play.  That is a lot more stable than the game was out of the box.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: IICptMillerII on September 16, 2018, 09:44:03 AM
Recently had a taste for the Eastern Front, so I've been playing a lot of Combat Mission: Red Thunder, as well as some oldies like Call of Duty original just for the fun of it. I even let my inner grog go full blown and whipped up a quick operational layer for CMRT. Pretty fun so far, even with the large admin overhead added.

Seen here, some (ahistorical, modded by me) Ostruppen man a defensive line, waiting for a Soviet attack.
(https://i.imgur.com/cRKl1As.png)

Unfortunately I've been having some random crashing issues with the game while playing. Odd, seeing as I've never had any issues like this before, but I believe I know what the problem is. Long story short, not enough RAM on my new rebuild. I checked this morning and saw that Amazon could do free same day shipping on 16gb of RAM that was also 21% off with Amazon Prime. Wallet is a bit lighter, but all in all I'm pretty happy with how that turned out. Hoping it fixes my crash issue when it gets here later today.

Besides all that I recently installed the Divide et Impera mod for Total War: Rome II and had a surprising amount of fun with it. I'm not a fan of the new Total War games, but the DEI mod certainly makes the game enjoyable, which is a large improvement over my experience with the vanilla game. Things can get a bit slow however, and the turn times are a bit longer than vanilla due to all the extra stuff going on. Still though, a pretty good way to get my fix for both Rome and strategic layers.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 16, 2018, 09:21:37 PM
I'm liking the Dei mod for Rome 2 also, better than Radious in my opinion. I like that battles last longer than 10 minutes.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 17, 2018, 06:33:52 AM
Is DEI a total conversion? Does it add new factions and units?
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 17, 2018, 07:20:49 AM
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Divide et Impera is a total overhaul of Rome 2 that seeks to provide a challenging, historically authentic, realistic experience of the ancient world and warfare. Almost all aspects of the game have been overhauled, including hundreds of custom units and textures. DeI also includes custom scripting that provides a unique Reforms system, a Supply system and other unique game elements. Requires all [10] parts to run properly.

There's a host error at TWCenter right now, so can't link to the forum for the mod.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 17, 2018, 11:02:31 AM
10 parts?? Crikey.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 17, 2018, 11:44:18 AM
That's what I said, except with a 'Sum-Bitch' added in. The 10 parts are mostly small needing only 10-12 min. to download, with the very first part being largest. I was able to download all 10 parts in about 4 hours or so of off and on checking at Steam. There's a YouTube video by 'Republic of Play' that sold me on the mod posted about a week ago that explains a lot more of what it does.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 17, 2018, 12:00:50 PM
Is it worth the time?
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: IICptMillerII on September 17, 2018, 12:05:20 PM
I'm liking the Dei mod for Rome 2 also, better than Radious in my opinion. I like that battles last longer than 10 minutes.

I like it more than Radious as well. I haven't played Radious in a while, so things might have changed, but when I did play it felt more like tweaking the values of the vanilla game rather than adding anything new.

RE 10 parts: The reason for this is the Steam workshop has a file size limit. I think it's 400mb, but don't quote me on that. Anyways due to the file size limit, larger mods have to be split into parts to download. At least that is the explanation I've been given.

Is it worth the time?

I would say it is definitely worth the download time. As I've said before, I am not a fan of the vanilla game, at all. But with DEI the game is both playable and enjoyable now.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 17, 2018, 01:10:59 PM
Agree with the above though I've only just begun to play it. I LOVE all the new units the number of playable factions is huge.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 17, 2018, 01:12:54 PM
I can't recall if one of the megamods has updated to Empire Divided yet, btw. I do recall putting my play there on hold to see if they would...
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 17, 2018, 01:48:39 PM
Damn you all.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: mikeck on September 17, 2018, 02:24:03 PM
I can't recall if one of the megamods has updated to Empire Divided yet, btw. I do recall putting my play there on hold to see if they would...

Maybe you answered my question here, but to clarify: will the DEI mid work for Empire Divided? I love DEI but havenít played in 2 years. If I start, itís gonna be in the 3rd century crises
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: IICptMillerII on September 17, 2018, 03:41:49 PM
I can't recall if one of the megamods has updated to Empire Divided yet, btw. I do recall putting my play there on hold to see if they would...

Maybe you answered my question here, but to clarify: will the DEI mid work for Empire Divided? I love DEI but havenít played in 2 years. If I start, itís gonna be in the 3rd century crises

I believe so.

http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?654437-Resource-DeI-Manuals-Guides-and-FAQ#R10

Quote
Q. Is the mod compatible with all the campaigns?
A. Yes, DeI is compatible with all the mini-campaigns and the Augustus campaign. We also have our own custom Macedonian Wars campaign that replaces the vanilla Wrath of Sparta. If you want to play the original WoS campaign instead, you can download a submod for that from our submod forums or Steam. Obviously, you must own the applicable DLCs to play those campaigns.

As an additional note, it has been made compatible with the newest "Rise of the Republic" DLC. Based on that I would assume it works with the 3rd Century Crisis DLC as well. No harm in trying.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 17, 2018, 03:46:14 PM
I just got back to the house from work, and haven't been able to check yet whether there's an Empire Divided addition to DEI.

Having just checked, the answer seems to be ambiguous, in that it works with Patch 20, and mostly works with Rise of the Republic with some tweaks still to be done, which implies it works with EmpDiv. But I haven't experimented yet. (Got to get the Grogpublic running this afternoon at last.  :D )

[Note: ninja'd with more detail by CptMiller.  O0 )
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 17, 2018, 04:29:07 PM
Thank you guys. Although I damned you to the steaming cauldrons of hell, I still love you.

*peruses Steam giddily*
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 17, 2018, 08:46:49 PM
We love you too Gus despite these hellish cauldrons you sent us to. Damn, they really do steam don't they? Must be a very high quality charcoal they use down here.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 17, 2018, 08:53:33 PM
Before I got to Grogpublic-ing tonight, I uninstalled all my DEI modules, since I read it's a good idea to make sure each is fully installed by Steam in order before adding the next piece. Not sure if I did that originally or batch installed them.

Also, there's an older 5-part version of DEI, which has been superceded by the (now) 10 part one.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 17, 2018, 08:56:16 PM
And... I count 40 different playable factions across 13 different cultures. Not sure how this compares to vanilla.  :hug:
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 18, 2018, 06:20:46 AM
Vanilla's pretty extensive but not that much iirc!
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 18, 2018, 07:54:16 AM
When I get the time I will download, DEI sounds too great to not try.

Are there different starting periods a available for the grand campaign?
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 18, 2018, 09:25:08 AM
All Grand Campaigns start at 278 BC but Dresden, the author, advertises 'Historical Starts' for each faction. For the Romans, you begin at war with the Etruscans to the north and Epirus to the east lead by Pyrrus the Great who holds Tatras on the Adriatic coast so it's kind of close to the later war against him. So probably something like that for each faction. I love the unit cards and the Skills Tree for each character as they level-up.  O0
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 18, 2018, 09:35:01 AM
I think it modifies the various grand campaigns, and those are what have the various starting dates. I don't recall if it modifies start dates already available in the grand campaigns.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 18, 2018, 10:35:30 AM
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 18, 2018, 12:03:02 PM
Thanks guys, I will watch the above later, clean out all my other mods and install. If I can play the 3rd century crisis campaign with DEI I will be a happy plebe.

Has this modder done any mods like this for the Attila grand campaign?
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 18, 2018, 01:42:55 PM
Thanks guys, I will watch the above later, clean out all my other mods and install. If I can play the 3rd century crisis campaign with DEI I will be a happy plebe.

Same.  :smitten:
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 18, 2018, 04:03:15 PM
Downloading/setting up now :)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 18, 2018, 04:18:29 PM
It works  :D

(https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/969853475321351368/4FC6A83173649186CA7E481C7F6A2FD63551FAA8/)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 18, 2018, 04:20:30 PM
Also - DEI replaces the Peloponesian War campaign with a new Macedonian War campaign  O0...most impressive

(https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/969853475321351478/A78216C89761AE20328604F15967E8CFA01EF768/)

Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 18, 2018, 05:34:09 PM
Time for a new, 'What's Gus Playing'.  :D   Check-out Armenia Gus, thank me later.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 18, 2018, 06:53:08 PM
GIGGITY
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 18, 2018, 07:31:38 PM
Armenian Giggity 2: Guslectric Boogaloo!  :D
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 18, 2018, 09:27:05 PM
Happy to help spread the Giggity.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 19, 2018, 07:15:51 AM
I started on the other night, as Augustus, but now I'm thinking, should be done Macedonia "play with pikes" 

Right now in NYC, became Grandpa last night. So will have to wait for the weekend.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 19, 2018, 07:16:34 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 19, 2018, 07:25:48 AM
Congrats Tuna👍
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 19, 2018, 08:11:10 AM
Congrats on the Grandkid Tuna! Boy or girl? Better get those custom made Grandpa moves ready, funny voices, funny faces, and expensive toys that YOU play with first-- to make sure they're safe-- before you let the kid have it.  O0  Also, you need to soon take a course on current cartoon shows and all their catch phrases. Right now mine are into PJ Mask so it's, "Super Cat-Speed"!
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 19, 2018, 08:25:57 AM
Baby girl, a bummer that they are so far away, Will miss out on a lot of playing time :-(
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: bob48 on September 19, 2018, 04:02:15 PM
Congrat, Grandpa Tuna! :) <:-)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 19, 2018, 04:48:37 PM
Congrat, Grandpa Tuna! :) <:-)

I feel as old as Bob now!!!.. How come I'm not retired :-(

Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 19, 2018, 04:51:06 PM
You have to level up your grandkids first.  O0
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 19, 2018, 04:59:06 PM
Guys at work were asking when I was going to get her gaming. I started my boys off with Pajama Sam and Freddy the Fish and that huge yellow ball Microsoft Mouse. Now Craig is a Paradox Specialist and Eric an FPS hawk.

lol, my Stepson, never got into PC Gaming, was more of a console gamer, he's 33 now. I can remember playing Contra with him on the nintendo.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 19, 2018, 05:38:25 PM
Girl baby, Fathers a console gamer. Name her, Zelda?
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 19, 2018, 06:54:41 PM
I think Bayonetta may already be taken?  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on September 19, 2018, 08:10:37 PM
Tuna has a 33 year old step son  :o
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 19, 2018, 09:03:29 PM
About the same age as my Step Son, 32 I believe. They grow-up so fast, I think. When you become a grand parent it doesn't mean you're getting old. It means you have someone else around to blame when things get broken.  :bd:
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 20, 2018, 04:20:23 AM
Tuna has a 33 year old step son  :o

I've known him since he was 7 ;-)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 20, 2018, 05:14:57 AM
Tuna has a 33 year old step son  :o

...and his nickname appears to be "Lol". Which is hilariously awesome!

(Lol, his stepson, never got into PC gaming...)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on September 20, 2018, 10:02:26 AM
Could be worse, WTF.  ::)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 20, 2018, 10:50:57 AM
Tuna has a 33 year old step son  :o

...and his nickname appears to be "Lol". Which is hilariously awesome!

(Lol, his stepson, never got into PC gaming...)

Lol is a good kid, stop making fun of him!
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: JasonPratt on September 20, 2018, 11:20:47 AM
Oh no no no, I thought that would be awesome! If I had a console-gaming stepson I would absolutely nickname him Lol. And teach him the glory of being of the PC MASTER RACE!  :bd: (While still having a PS1, PS2, and PS3 to bond with him. Like the WH40K Kill Zone co-op twin-stick shooter.)
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 20, 2018, 12:47:25 PM
Oh no no no, I thought that would be awesome! If I had a console-gaming stepson I would absolutely nickname him Lol. And teach him the glory of being of the PC MASTER RACE!  :bd: (While still having a PS1, PS2, and PS3 to bond with him. Like the WH40K Kill Zone co-op twin-stick shooter.)

I was never much of a console guy myself after intellivision. Glad my other two boys took a shine to Pcs. Had a lot of great bounding sessions, Battlefield 1942, Vietnam, 2142. Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Of course they had their Xbox and Playstations, but they always came back to PC.
Title: Re: I am Maximus Decimus Meridius, General of the Armies of the FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on September 22, 2018, 05:42:58 PM
Downloading/setting up now :)

I'm liking it, except..... When you play the battles, they are real long grinds with nothing happening :-(