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I finally found it: the "cool kids" forum

Postby TheDukester » 20 Jun 2008 14:01

Damnit, that took long enough. Maybe I was just distracted by never being approved to participate over at DuneNovels (hey, Byron, if you hang out here: seriously, man, I tried two different computers. It's like you somehow know I loathe the non-canon stuff.)

Anyway, let's see ... I'll keep this brief (stop applauding, you!). I'm a massive Dune fan (the original novel, that is) who knows progressively less about each book in the series. It's pretty much safe to say that I'll never argue a point that's not made in the first three books; I'm borderline clueless after that. I'm currently listening to the recent audiobook versions of the first two books, and finding them to be quite good. I also play the Dune boardgame (Avalon Hill, not that roll-your-dice-and-move-your-mice thing from Parker Bros.) quite a bit, and find that it really makes the events of the original novel come alive in an interesting way.

What else? Well, I liked the miniseries better than the movie ... I'm not sure if that's considered heretical or not here, but it's true. I even thought the costumes were cool ... and, yes, before you ask: I do like girls. I even married one. Feyd's costume was a little much, though; that damn triangle was just annoying.

Oh, and if you like the Cosmic Enconter or Dune boardgames, then I write a blog that might interest you: http://ce.typepad.com/cosmic/

That's about it, Dune-wise. I'm still working on proving my thesis than Sandworms of Dune actually causes cancer of the eyes, but I'm not quite there. I'll start a new thread if I have a breakthrough.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 20 Jun 2008 14:24

Welcome. I've been looking for one of those Avalon Hill set's, but I keep putting it off because I have no one that would play it with me... and I'd look pretty silly playing it against myself.
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Postby Omphalos » 20 Jun 2008 14:25

Hellooooooooooooo!

Freak really liked the hats in the miniseries, so you guys should start a new thread about that. :lol:

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Re: I finally found it: the "cool kids" forum

Postby HoosierDaddy » 20 Jun 2008 14:34

TheDukester wrote:Maybe I was just distracted by never being approved to participate over at DuneNovels (hey, Byron, if you hang out here: seriously, man, I tried two different computers. It's like you somehow know I loathe the non-canon stuff.)


Byron is, if anything, well read on the internets. He keeps track of names on all the Dune sites, including Amazon.com reviews. Filthy job if you ask me, but he's just the guy for it.

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Postby inhuien » 20 Jun 2008 14:36

hihi TheDukester hihi :)
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Postby TheDukester » 20 Jun 2008 14:42

HoosierDaddy wrote:He keeps track of names on all the Dune sites, including Amazon.com reviews

Ah ... that might actually explain it then. I didn't have a lot of kind words for Sandworms over at Amazon, and then I got progressively angrier when my 1-star reviews were deleted (presumably following the whining from the HLP and/or Tor).

That's just sad, though. I'm not a big believer in penalizing potential users for alleged "infractions" at entirely different sites. And I've actually seen a couple of threads over there (DuneNovels) that I think I could add something to. Ugh. Maybe it's just not worth worrying about.

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Postby Phaedrus » 20 Jun 2008 14:55

TheDukester wrote:That's just sad, though. I'm not a big believer in penalizing potential users for alleged "infractions" at entirely different sites. And I've actually seen a couple of threads over there (DuneNovels) that I think I could add something to. Ugh. Maybe it's just not worth worrying about.


It's not worth worrying about; your posts would just get deleted over there anyway.

And welcome! You'll fit in here nicely with that statement about Sandworms.
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Postby TheDukester » 20 Jun 2008 14:57

A Thing of Eternity wrote:I've been looking for one of those Avalon Hill set's, but I keep putting it off ...

Yeah, they can be a bit of a beast to find (especially in good shape), but they appear fairly regularly on eBay. There's three sets up right now as I'm typing this; here's a search string that might be of some use to you in the future:

http://search.ebay.com/dune-avalon_W0QQ ... R8QQfsopZ1

That searches just the "games" category for the words "Dune" AND "Avalon." That will help you avoid the Parker Bros. thing.

The game is also being re-released next year by Fantasy Flight Games ... sort of. It's actually a source of controversy in the gaming world, since FFG will use the Dune game mechanics in their own Twilight: Imperium setting. The game will no longer take place on Arrakis, in other words.

And take a guess as to why FFG couldn't get the green light to just update, modernize, and re-release the game ... take a wild guess. I'll bet you all will get it.

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Postby Mandy » 20 Jun 2008 16:10

TheDukester wrote:And take a guess as to why FFG couldn't get the green light to just update, modernize, and re-release the game ... take a wild guess. I'll bet you all will get it.


The comb-over would be denied his cut of the profits, so he told Brian to tell them no :P

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Postby GamePlayer » 20 Jun 2008 16:12

If this is the cool crowd, I haven't a clue what I would be doing here :)

I'm in the same boat as you. I've read the first Frank Herbert book and the second book I've read twice now and I'm currently on my second read through the third. Never touched the other ones as yet, but I'm slowly getting there. he prequels are shit and I'm not wasting my precious reading time on them.

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Postby TheDukester » 20 Jun 2008 16:20

Mandy wrote:The comb-over would be denied his cut of the profits, so he told Brian to tell them no :P

FTW!

Word is the HLP had zero interest in making this happen, despite Fantasy Flight being arguably the best U.S.-based game manufacturer operating today.

Awesome avatar, BTW. I mean, I'm happily married and all that ... to, uh, whatever her name was ... but I'm not quite dead yet. That is just smokin' hot (said the pig).
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Postby Omphalos » 20 Jun 2008 16:23

Hey Dukester. I just noticed your location. Im just over the hill from you in Sacratomato. So is my brother Ragabash who occasionally shows up in these here parts.

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Postby TheDukester » 20 Jun 2008 16:26

Sacto.! Nice ... except for the 200 degrees part, right? :)

I was just in Roseville not long ago, actually, and ... hey, why is everyone nodding off?
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Postby Omphalos » 20 Jun 2008 16:33

TheDukester wrote:Sacto.! Nice ... except for the 200 degrees part, right? :)

I was just in Roseville not long ago, actually, and ... hey, why is everyone nodding off?


Apparently that is a thing of the past. Were gonna hit 103 today, but that is like the first time this year, and its going into the 80's this weekend.

BTW, I love Reno 911 (especially the one with the scavenger hunt), so.....you got that goin' for ya!

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Postby trang » 20 Jun 2008 18:26

Welcome Dukester!! I have permenant retna damage from reading hunters and sandworms, as well as, healing brain hemmoraging, no cancer as of yet, but can put my account on your thesis:)

I hope you get opportunity to take a ride on the GodEmperor train! you wont regret it!

The opening sequence is quite exciting... leading to the God Emperor himself. You get to read over his thoughts and actions as the story movies forward. Up till the middle the book is a cerebral ride (try stuffing an elephant into your skull with a six pack of lub and a shoehorn!) but then FH slowly guides you to the test site for the Dune 400 gee rocket sled. He invites you on, straps you in, and BLASTS YOU THRU to the end!! WHAT A RUSH!!

heretics and Chapterhouse are Wonderous also, treat yourself you wont be sorry.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 20 Jun 2008 20:02

TheDukester wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:I've been looking for one of those Avalon Hill set's, but I keep putting it off ...

Yeah, they can be a bit of a beast to find (especially in good shape), but they appear fairly regularly on eBay. There's three sets up right now as I'm typing this; here's a search string that might be of some use to you in the future:

http://search.ebay.com/dune-avalon_W0QQ ... R8QQfsopZ1

That searches just the "games" category for the words "Dune" AND "Avalon." That will help you avoid the Parker Bros. thing.


I've seen quite a few of them whilst I lurk on ebay for certain Dune related items... Like I said though, I can't bring myself to buy a board game that no one will play with me. Maybe someday :cry:

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TheDukester wrote:That's just sad, though. I'm not a big believer in penalizing potential users for alleged "infractions" at entirely different sites. And I've actually seen a couple of threads over there (DuneNovels) that I think I could add something to. Ugh. Maybe it's just not worth worrying about.


It's not worth worrying about; your posts would just get deleted over there anyway.


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Postby SandChigger » 20 Jun 2008 23:38

GamePlayer wrote:If this is the cool crowd, I haven't a clue what I would be doing here :)

Definitely. :roll:


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Postby KJA » 21 Jun 2008 09:12

Mandy wrote:
TheDukester wrote:And take a guess as to why FFG couldn't get the green light to just update, modernize, and re-release the game ... take a wild guess. I'll bet you all will get it.


The comb-over would be denied his cut of the profits, so he told Brian to tell them no :P


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Postby BH » 21 Jun 2008 12:21

I'will roll that Sugway right up you're ass!
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Postby orald » 21 Jun 2008 13:39

BH wrote:I'will roll that Sugway right up you're ass!

It's not a threat if you tell people what they already like. :?
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