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  1. Calling it part 8 of a 9 part thing is quite a lofty description. Lucas had already pissed all over it with the prequels and fortunately someone paid billions to take his crayons away. There was no great 7 film thing at all when TLJ was made. At that point there were 3 great films 3 dreck filled tedious films in Star Wars cosplay and an “almost” remake of the first.
  2. The Force Awakens was a great member-berries film for the 40/50somethings like me. I loved it even though it has chock full of plot holes. It wasn't as good as Star Wars or Empire Strikes back but probably ona par with Return of the Jedi (which I was never as keen on). It was like watching an original trilogy tribute act, nothing new but hits the same story beats and feelings. The Last Jedi fells like 2 movies fighting in the same script. It is both another dose of member-berries but also an interesting attempt to get Star Wars to do something slightly different and progress on from the Skywalkers. It had many horrible parts like the Casino and the slow chase but it had brilliance like the absolutely fantastically shot scenes on Crait with the salt crust being replaced by vivid red as the action unfolded. The conversion of Luke from a lost soul at the beginning to THAT confrontation with Kylo Ren was great. I have no issue with Luke at all in this film it felt like something that coul dhave happened and it is way more interesting that Luke being back and being kick ass*. I have felt tingles watching Star Wars on very few occasions, the Death star run, the Vader fight in Empire as well as the one in Jedi and that confrontation with Ren.... And yes I know some felt cheated because it wasn't real but the point was it was real. The Rise of the Skywalker was utter bollocks and failed in almost everything it tried to do. It was a horrible mess. It had one or two decent scenes where it was trying to do member-berries but oh my word it was just the most awful mess of a film. * I quite like the Mandalorian but I can't summon much enthusiasm for the last episode surprise appearance as a result.
  3. Only I know the truth which is a fair bit more boring but at least not a pun.
  4. More seriously for @Doctor Sharkand @Nathan Wind here is a very rough set of notes Battle with Sahuagin patrol you came across. Both were tough and joined by two sharks that carried a nasty bite - Samson and Caliban take the brunt of the damage but prevail. Archibald uses his octopus to explore the 2nd level a bit and finds a banqueting hall and a lobster hiding in a storeroom who seems to be able to communicate telepathically. The lobster passes on the layout of the base and numbers as best it can and asks for its freedom in exchange. The Party leave the base and head back to the ship with the help of the Locathah. They take their Sahuagin prisoner with them. Back on the ship ----------------- Samson, Sardan, Barley resting Archibald, Glen, Caliban and Walks stay up Day 27 Shift changes til all rested. The lobster is freed by Samson and Sardan Day 28 You interrogated the Sahuagin and Glen tried to persuade the prisoner that he(Glen) is in contact with Slarkrethel AND that the Kraken (his god) is controlled by another creature and forcing it to bend to its will. The Sahuagin seems unsure but says he will tell Baron Kepmak if they let him go. Glen says he wishes to accompany him back to the base to explain himself. The sahuagin indicates that he needs a show of trust - He asks you to take him to Saltmarsh to see the council and have them willingly let him go back to pass on this news to show good faith and belief in this tale of gods being controlled. The party agrees to this and head back to Saltmarsh. Greeted by Merril Proudfoot who quickly calls for two guards to accompany them to the jail to discuss this with Eliander. Also indicated ballista cannot be fitted to the small keelboat as it won't handle the weight under firing conditions. The party notice a Gallows and are told that Spear'd is to be hung in the morning. They go to Eliander and tell him that Glen is in contact with kraken , the kraken is controlled by the illithid and we can parlay with the Sahuagin and avoid war. He seems sceptical (very much so regarding Glen and indicates they shouldn't tell the council about his contact with the Kraken) and will think it over in the evening as he pores over the base plans supplied by the party. Spear'd is discussed. He confessed and tried to implicate Anders Solomon and Skerrin. There is no evidence and so sentence will be carried out tomorrow morning at 10am. Eliander cannot think of a way to commute the sentence or delay to investigate any collusion - he would need to persuade two other council members to vote for delay. ANd so the party wandered off into the early evening with much to think about
  5. he does ... and you don't know what it is! (actual truth he does have a name )
  6. you never know it could be WoTC fucking with you I love the little off the wall touches in campaigns (and those that I add). Some are linked and interlinked etc with actual purpose and relevance to the overarching plot - others are just delightfully little red (lobster) herrings.
  7. Every single word of that was wrong. I sometimes wonder if you can ever "top" your previous troll posts and reach a new nadir and then you post another steaming shit pile. I say troll posts because it is either that or you are pig ignorant of pretty much anything. Add in some tired Sub-John Cleese "oh you couldn't make X,Y, or X these days because of political correctness" and you are the perfect fucking cliche of anti-woke bollocks. Jesus.
  8. Yes that is the other factor. If they have to recompile an x86 executable they need publisher permission to do that, with MS being publisher then that is easier. There will be many games where publisher doesn't give permission for many reasons. But saying that we don't have PGR and that was MS published so who knows with their own properties. Anyway, fact is it isn't an emulator you can chuck discs at hence why it is down to individual game to be recompiled etc.
  9. The way the 360 is emulated means x86 recompilation of the executable for the game, it isn't an emulator programme that runs original roms. When you insert an original disc it downloads the recompiled executable for that game so it can be run. So there isn't an emulator programme that can just run against any old disc and hope for the best, it needs a new recompiled x86 executable for each game and that would breach the rights as you are re-releasing it. Here is DF explaining it https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-xbox-one-x-back-compat-how-does-it-actually-work
  10. Thats cool , apologies for no reply was just waiting to see if anyone else was missing. We are missing Walks and Barley but I think we will continue as we are gaining a bit of momentum in the base recon mission and Barley and Sardan tend to be hanging backa bit due to lack of dark vision etc. I will control Walks purely for battle but it will be simple attacks etc.
  11. Yeah it’s fine m. Last night tonight and hopefully I’ll be clear after we take down the set tomorrow fingers crossed
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