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#489452 The Random Video Game Stuff Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 17 June 2020 - 12:19 PM

Today I ran some numbers, just for my own amusement...


> In the last 10 years (2010-2020), there have been THREE new video games and ONE expansion pack based on Dungeons & Dragons.
> In the preceding 10 years (2000-2010), there were FOURTEEN new D&D video games AND FOURTEEN expansion packs.
I also ran the numbers for Star Wars. Not counting mobile/browser/educational games...
> in the 10 years since the fall of LucasArts (2010-2020), there have been about FOUR new Star Wars games released.
> In the preceding 10 years (2000-2010), under LucasArts, there were around TWENTY-SIX new games. And another 26 or so in the 10 years before that (1990-2000)!
That means that, in BOTH cases (D&D and SW), there were around SEVEN TIMES more games released between 2000-2010 as there were between 2010-2020. The numbers basically match: 4 vs. 26 or so.
I'm not even sure what particular point I'm trying to make with this, but it's interesting food for thought. Draw your own conclusions.

#489417 Scorp's Art & Writing

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 May 2020 - 01:29 PM

Thanks! I thought she turned out pretty cool too. :D
Here's something I didn't post here:

Six Fanarts by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

I drew it for a Twitter hashtag thingy called "Six Fanarts". The characters were suggested by Twitter users. I just picked the six suggestions I liked the best.

Tried to vary up my style with each one, to mixed results. I like the way Revan turned out the best, and he's closest to simply my usual comic book style.

#489396 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 26 April 2020 - 10:35 PM


Genn Greymane, Worgen King of Gilneas by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr



Yer fond of me custom minifigs, ain't ye? by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr



Soldier of Dale by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

#489373 Lord Dagoth's Emporium

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 03 April 2020 - 06:11 PM

Great to hear from you, Dagoth! Thanks for dropping by to share your art - I always enjoy seeing it. I especially like your moody landscapes and strange characters. Love the Adobe designs too. Though, it seems one of the images didn't load properly for some reason - the unused one where you mentioned Worms...

#489372 Animal Crossing New Horizons Yo!

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 03 April 2020 - 02:34 PM

Holy crud, is that who I think it is??


Whenever I think I'll never see some old forum member again it's like


Anyway I don't have a Nintendo but that's indeed a pretty cool helmet.

#489360 Scorp's Art & Writing

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 15 March 2020 - 05:00 PM

Thanks! Yeah, Nightstalker requested that Kayla be a bit muscular. ;) TBQH I'm really pleased with the way these two turned out.


Of course, my style is mostly "old school American comic books," so my characters do tend to be pretty fit and idealized. :P

#489353 Nova Refuge Official Q&A

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 10 March 2020 - 11:28 AM




Yo Justin, what's the latest status on Saber's Edge? And what about the possible future continuation of Warbringer?


Saber's Edge is in progress again now, after a period of low inspiration and discouragement. That's all I can say for the moment. If I hit a major milestone, I'll post about it on my Patreon first and here later. But hey, I'm writing it again - that's something!


As for Warbringer, no, it's probably dead.


Is "Omolgeth" and "Omolgvum" Mahlok or Mahlo-Slashrim? If it's the former, is it then Old Mahlok or more modern Mahlok?


They are Mahlok. Old Mahlok. The Slashrim did not have space travel, and very limited astronomy, and so did not name planets.


Mahlo-Slashrim is a mixed language created by the Mahlok in order to communicate with the Slashrim and unite them under the Helexith banner. It contains many Mahlok words and some Slashrim words - mostly the common ones that were in use across the many warring Slashrim tribes. It uses the Mahlok alphabet since the Slashrim had no written language.

#489350 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 06 March 2020 - 12:32 PM


Raiden, Baraka, Kenshi - Mortal Kombat by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr



Custom Uruk-hai and Haradrim by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr



Series 2 Devil Slayer by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr



Jarael and Zayne Carrick by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr



LEGO Witcher Geralt, Ursine Armor by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

#489343 General LEGO Discussion

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 25 February 2020 - 08:35 PM

Wow, they're bumping up the price? Huh. I guess I can't complain much when I charge $20 per 'fig. :lol:


At least it's not more lame superheroes or something. I definitely have to get a Viking or two. Probably the pirate girl and knight too. Not sure about the rest. Maybe the ones with hait/hair combos since I'm obsessed with those for some reason.

#489308 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 03 January 2020 - 08:14 AM


Star Forge Darth Revan by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr



Cyborg Monday by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr



Lego Star Wars commissions by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

#489247 SSLF's Runner-Up GOTY of the Year 2019 Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 12 December 2019 - 09:37 PM

Literally the best thing about The Outer Worlds is the main menu music. If only the game lived up to it.

#489242 SSLF's Runner-Up GOTY of the Year 2019 Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 12 December 2019 - 09:00 PM


#489238 SSLF's Runner-Up GOTY of the Year 2019 Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 12 December 2019 - 08:38 PM

The most I've ever felt like an old boomer was when I tried to git gud at Apex Legends. You die instantly in that game. You can spend half the match gathering the best items you possibly can, and then when you feel like you're finally ready to get in there, someone merely glances at you, and you fall over. And then you have to start all over again from scratch. Because apparently kids these days enjoy that.


It started to make me feel like my L33T g4m3r skills had faded, and I was just too old to game now... but then I tried Destiny 2 multiplayer again and completely kicked ass just like in the old days, so I'm gonna go ahead and blame Apex. :P


They really need to increase the health of all characters in that game by at least double, for it to be remotely playable.


But yeah sure, I didn't even play any of the other multiplayer game nominees, so give it the award, why not. :lol:

#489233 SSLF's Runner-Up GOTY of the Year 2019 Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 12 December 2019 - 07:48 PM

This is the first officially confirmed Playstation 5 game, by the way:



It's a 'looter/slasher', and I don't want to immediately poopoo but oh my goodness I couldn't be less interested.


I'm all for generic fantasy games where you loot and slash - I miss the days when a new one came out every week - but not if they're fantasy Destiny clones where every character just looks like a hulking pile of Korean free-to-play MMO armor. Pass. :\

#489225 SSLF's Runner-Up GOTY of the Year 2019 Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 12 December 2019 - 09:15 AM

I'm pretty sure the only new game I played all year was The Outer Worlds, and I didn't even really like it. I bought Fallout 4 GOTY (which I thought was pretty lame when it first came out) on Black Friday afterward and found myself enjoying it a lot more than TOW. Pretty sad; I was hoping for more from Obsidian. But yeah, still less sad than the colossal mistake that was Fallout 76.


My 2019 GOTY goes to Spyro Reignited - even though it's technically a 2018 remake of a game series I played like 21 years ago (!!) - because I just got it this year and it was great. :lol:


Edit: Oh wait, I also played Apex Legends! It's alright I guess.


Bonus Star Wars Award: I picked up Republic Commando and both Forced Unleasheds this Thanksgiving and so far I'm enjoying Commando. The difficulty with some of the enemies can spike when you first encounter them, but it slowly gets easier. The Clone Commandos are cool characters who are only hamstrung by your bad choices, and I really wish that this game was still canon. Except for the more difficult enemies: they can stay in Legends.


Don't worry about canon, bro. None of my favorite Star Wars stuff is canon anymore (technically it never was, according to some) but it's still way better than the stuff that is canon now, in my humble opinion, so who cares. :P

If you're just getting into Star Wars games for the first time, I recommend Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 and the Dark Forces series (especially Jedi Knight and Jedi Outcast - but not Jedi Academy, which sucks). Oh and X-Wing Alliance and Rogue Squadron if you're into flying games and don't mind them looking pretty dated. Those are my favs. I played nearly every Star Wars game that LucasArts released between about 1997 and 2004, so ask me anything, lol. Fell off the SW train after that though.


Game I'm excited to finally play: Halo: Reach.  I'm excited to see what Noble Team is all about.


Don't get your hopes up TOO much. It's not as good as the trilogy imo. But yeah I'm looking forward to replaying all of them too.