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That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:02:15 AM »
And yes, he has already finished Alien: Isolation. Next plz.  >:D


I've had my eye on Darkwood for a while. Top-down horror survival. My favorite of many good reviews:

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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 10:16:47 AM »
I scare Gus year round.
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 10:20:00 AM »
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 10:21:59 AM »
^better. thanks.
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 11:08:09 AM »
That's because in mirth's heart it's always winter.  :coolsmiley:
GROGS OF CRISIS -- a four-player mp of GMT's boardgame Time of Crisis, set in the decades before Diocletian.

Me vs Barth -- DC1: Blitz

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 11:31:32 AM »
This is a great thread idea, thanks Pratt!

Once I am on a proper pc (tonight) I will check out Darkwood some more. If it's the top down game I think it is, I was no really that intrigued.

What is the name of that relatively recent game set in 17th century North America that sees the protagonist looking for the reason a colony got lost...just saw it for sale at Humble Bundle or Bundletars for .99.

Can't remember the name but I have been interested in it for a while.
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 11:54:06 AM »
IIRC the game I am thinking of is Betrayer.
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 09:31:10 PM »
I can scare Gus. Gus, those Prit Buttar books you wanted me to hang onto.... I used them to keep my velvet painting of Elvis above water during Hurricane Irma. Sorry.  :wow:   BOO!  :DD

Not really. Just shaking you up man. They were the first thing I put up high and dry. Next was the Elvis painting.
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 06:11:18 AM »
IIRC the game I am thinking of is Betrayer.

You're in luck, Gus! For the next five days the Humble Store is selling Betrayer for 99.
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 07:21:29 AM »
I actually own Betrayer, but have never played it (or even installed it so far as I recall).

In other news, I could have retired some time ago to play games, except for all the games I've bought over the years, including ones I've never even played.  L:-)
GROGS OF CRISIS -- a four-player mp of GMT's boardgame Time of Crisis, set in the decades before Diocletian.

Me vs Barth -- DC1: Blitz

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2017, 07:49:26 AM »
Yeah Greybriar I got that email for the .99 deal - it's what made me think of Betrayer. However a quick check of Metacritic reveals some meh reviews, so...anything else you guys recommend?

At drill right now so it's going to take a lot to scare me 💀
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2017, 10:40:40 AM »
In other news, I could have retired some time ago to play games, except for all the games I've bought over the years, including ones I've never even played.  L:-)

I like to call those 'investments'. I've pinned my retirement on the returns.
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 11:53:05 AM »
Me too!
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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2017, 11:56:31 AM »
....anything else you guys recommend?

At drill right now so it's going to take a lot to scare me 💀

The pat answer I used to give was the Gabriel Knight series. But it's pretty long in the tooth now except for Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition which has a Metascore of 74 and a User Score of 8.1 at Metacritic. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition is currently on sale at the Humble Store for 75% off, or $4.99 U.S.

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Re: That time of year has come again to scare Gus!
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 12:02:18 PM »
Thanks Greybriar, I know nothing about those games, will check them out.
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