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  1. "Ripley, she's just a piece of plastic." What do troll parts look like? Do they even have parts analogous to us cro-magnon typres? Wait a minute - trolls aren't real - so for all we know they actually grow up as special cabbages in the garden and metamorphose into trolls at some point in time. The only thing perverse about that troll is the people who obscenely conure up weird deviant fantasies from the shallow depths of what passes for their souls. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Although I have always wondered why there was only one smurfette amongst all of those smurfs,
  2. Since I finally got a switch I have been playing through the campaign option on Wargroove. This is a really impressive game if you haven't tried it yet. Pretty much improves on the Adcance Wars in just about every aspect. You can't just power through by summoning waves of units since there are not that many sites to do so on any one battlefield. You have to be careful which units you get (especially early on) since the best ones are epenisve and you need to decide what aspects of whatever unit you make are suitable for that battlefield. And while most of the battles are either kill the enemy commander or destroy their base there is a surprisingly wide variety of layouts that offer different challenges. While air units are important they aren't overwhelmingly dominating in the game.* Most of the battles are seriously hard and I have gotten whomped several times on most of them - something that rarely happens to me in most games of this ilk. Which I like. Also it is a nice setup that once you have beaten all of the battles you can go back to any one and try them again. *There are also naval units but I haven't got to those yet.
  3. The second seller most likely have lifted the picture from the other auction..
  4. A lot depends on what the item is. I have gotten some pretty pretty amazing collectibles there for not that much money. Videogame stuff never - in fact the prices there seem to often be higher than ebay. One thing about shopgoodwill is that they ofen do not describe things very well - so if you know enough about what you are looking at you can get some deals. I once got a large of chess sets that included one really rare set that is worth somewhere north of $600 - I was able to identify from a not very detailed picture where I could only see a not very clear shot of a couple of the pawns. Plus another couple of the sets were worth about $100 each. Atypical but I have gotten a few similar bargains there.. I don't think there is much shill bidding - the incentive is just not there like there it would be with private sellers. I think you do have some people who are over eager to get some things - especially video games.
  5. Yeah - I don't think I have ever had my ass kicked so much by a game. Which is ok - I enjoy having a serious challenge On some of the longer scenarios you don't know you are snookered until you are well into it.
  6. I would go with Nectaris for the PS1. There are a 108 scenarios and unlike most strategy games you can replay any single one of them to try different strategies or simply because you like a particular scenario(s). The game has some unique mechanics that make if fairly challenging.
  7. One thing about games with no air power is that they tend to be harder - most games you establish air superiority and it becomes a matter of mopping up.
  8. I played through several battles today - it is lotsa fun.
  9. This is a little known film with a very troubled history: https://thethiefarchive.fandom.com/wiki/The_Thief_and_the_Cobbler The best commercial release of this was probably the laserdisc one - widescreen and a pretty clean print, Not terribly expensive if you know someone with a laserdisc player. A complete revamped version was made called the Thief and the Cobbler Recobbled - I don;'t think it had a commercial release though.
  10. If anyplace had them (other than scalpers) it would be* - Gamestop sometimes have them but they bundle them with stuff I don't want. Best Buy has them once in awhile but you pretty much need to be online when they open up orders since they vanish instantly. *Nintendo doesn't sell them directly on line.
  11. I am really impressed with how many SRPGs and strategy games there are on the switch. Both genres were woefully under represented on all of the earlier gaming consoles, I hope that they make physical releases for Fell Seal and Banner of the Maiden.
  12. I have about 50 games already so I am all set to go. Think I will start with Wargroove. Mrs.Tabonga is showing some interest so we may wind up getting another down the road.
  13. "The Point" from 1971 is a contender IMHO. The soundtrack was by Harry Nilsson and this song from it was a hit:
  14. Heh - whilst driving there in 1968 from Minnesota with my family I discovered what the term "flatter than a pancake" really meant.
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