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#122641 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11432 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:33 PM

I'm about to get back into physical magic cards for the first time in 25 years with a buddy of mine.  Have you guys seen the new D&D Forgotten Realms card set coming out on Friday?? Ho-lee shit.  This tickles me in all the right places.  Should be a fun time to start fresh on a new block.

Have fun figuring out what to do with your 7,000 cards in 18 months when you stop playing again! :D

 

I knew of the expansion from the other side; after umpteen years of 5e D&D getting M:tG inspired source books, they finally went the other direction and injected D&D into M:tG.  But I got out of the card game (for a second time) some years ago so it was mainly looking at the card art online and saying "Neat!" for me.
 



#122642 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5674 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 05:12 PM

I'm about to get back into physical magic cards for the first time in 25 years with a buddy of mine. Have you guys seen the new D&D Forgotten Realms card set coming out on Friday?? Ho-lee shit. This tickles me in all the right places. Should be a fun time to start fresh on a new block.

*queue Ogre .gif*

I have a friend who’s been into Magic (and D&D) for 15+ years now, and he absolutely hates the way Magic has been handled the past few months. He’s ranted to me twice already about how bad the D&D set is, and he knows I don’t even play Magic, so take that for what it is. His main complaints about it seem to be about how it doesn’t use any of the preexisting mechanics that would make sense for D&D, and how it introduces new mechanics that offer very few options and most of the new cards have to be used with those new mechanics; but again, I’m not a Magic player, so I didn’t absorb a lot of the specifics.

#122643 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26783 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 06:49 PM

RE: Village PC.

 

New patch released to add FSR to the game & to fix the anti-piracy issues w/ performance:

https://www.ign.com/...ix-stutter-free



#122644 blueArcana   Congratulations CAGiversary!   1177 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 20 July 2021 - 07:05 PM

I'm about to get back into physical magic cards for the first time in 25 years with a buddy of mine.  Have you guys seen the new D&D Forgotten Realms card set coming out on Friday?? Ho-lee shit.  This tickles me in all the right places.  Should be a fun time to start fresh on a new block.

 

*queue Ogre .gif*

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#122645 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9687 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:02 PM

I'll just leave this here:

 

Spoiler


#122646 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26783 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:08 PM

Gamersgate:

 

Freedom Fighters - Steam -> RGAMEDEALS code = $2.12

(or $2.36 without code)

 

Credit to Spoder for the above code mention.



#122647 spoderman  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:13 PM

Gamersgate:

 

Freedom Fighters -> Steam = $2.36

RGAMEDEALS code brings it down to $2.12



#122648 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26783 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:22 PM

RGAMEDEALS code brings it down to $2.12

Awesome. Edited that to my post.



#122649 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6178 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:20 PM

I'll just leave this here:

Spoiler

Come on now, you can’t go slamming the Steam Deck and then try to pitch us on D&D magic cards ;-) … think I’ll just play Baldur’s Gate II on my Steam Deck .

#122650 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1627 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:43 PM

Gamersgate:

Freedom Fighters - Steam -> RGAMEDEALS code = $2.12
(or $2.36 without code)

Credit to Spoder for the above code mention.


It looks to fall into the same bucket as Turok. Where the game is highly rated on steam only because of nostalgic reasons.


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#122651 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9687 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:47 PM

Come on now, you can’t go slamming the Steam Deck and then try to pitch us on D&D magic cards ;-) … think I’ll just play Baldur’s Gate II on my Steam Deck .

The Steam Deck is fine.  I waste my money on buying consoles all the time.  PC just isn't leading the market in well...anything really, lately.  There haven't even been noteworthy Indie games coming out.  Most importantly, Valve (and other companies) don't have the best track record when it comes to both launching and supporting new hardware.  A few years ago we were talking about the "Steam Box" and having these same types of discussions. The Ouya, Stadia, 1up Arcade cabinets, Intel NUC, and on and on.  These things come and go all the time in a heartbeat.  I simply don't buy into the hype cycle anymore.  Very few companies succeed at making consoles, and the ones that do, do it very competently.  Valve is not going to suddenly compete with Nintendo at making a dedicated handheld.   They just aren't.  Do you know how many 3rd party companies have tried and failed at making controllers?  People are going to get Steam Decks and then maybe the thumbsticks suck, just like some buttons did on the Steam controller.  Which is why everybody uses Xbox and PS4 controllers for Steam. 

 

Buy whatever you want.  I think the Steam Deck looks cool too.  But it's more like expending venture capital where you have to expect to be pissing your money away.   (just like Magic cards; I'm going to buy one box and see how well I can sell 2-3 expensive singles to subsidize the purchase.  That might be the end of it.)



#122652 spoderman  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:01 PM

To be fair.. Steam machines (hardware-wise) were never a Valve thing. They never created the hardware, unless you managed to win one of the 300 prototype models. Steam Deck is made by Valve directly so I don't think it's a fair comparison. I think a more fair comparison would be the Index, Steam Controller, or Steam Link



#122653 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11394 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:04 PM

I have a friend who’s been into Magic (and D&D) for 15+ years now, and he absolutely hates the way Magic has been handled the past few months. He’s ranted to me twice already about how bad the D&D set is, and he knows I don’t even play Magic, so take that for what it is. His main complaints about it seem to be about how it doesn’t use any of the preexisting mechanics that would make sense for D&D, and how it introduces new mechanics that offer very few options and most of the new cards have to be used with those new mechanics; but again, I’m not a Magic player, so I didn’t absorb a lot of the specifics.

The big thing is that it's a very weak set, which is problematic for people who play in tournaments because in the most popular tournament format (Standard), it's going to share the environment with some of the most powerful sets they'd printed for that format.   Until those other sets rotate out, it's unlikely to see much if any meaningful play. 

But that only matters if you're the sort that goes to large tournaments or play at local game stores.  
For the people who buy a box to play with their friends around the kitchen table, it'll be just fine, and they'll probably enjoy the crossover if they're also D&D fans.  

While I understand the gripes of the entrenched players and the complaints of the D&D fans that it's a decent D&D set but a pretty awful "Forgotten Realms" set, that's listening to the hardest of the hardcore that were all probably going to buy it anyways. 

 

(Dragonlance is better than Forgotten Realms anyways. Fight me, nerds.)



#122654 MinDRioT   slipping through the cracks of a stolen jewel CAGiversary!   4945 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:23 PM

Free crappy game, just hit install to add it to Steam.

https://steamdb.info/app/1589380/



#122655 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1627 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:39 PM

Gamersgate:

Freedom Fighters - Steam -> RGAMEDEALS code = $2.12
(or $2.36 without code)

Credit to Spoder for the above code mention.


It looks to fall into the same bucket as Turok. Where the game is highly rated on steam only because of nostalgic reasons.


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#122656 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5674 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 12:10 AM

(Dragonlance is better than Forgotten Realms anyways. Fight me, nerds.)

Greyhawk all day every day. Easiest setting to make sweeping modifications to.

For more developed settings, Dark Sun and Eberron.

#122657 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1627 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 21 July 2021 - 12:58 AM

Buy whatever you want.  I think the Steam Deck looks cool too.  But it's more like expending venture capital where you have to expect to be pissing your money away.   (just like Magic cards; I'm going to buy one box and see how well I can sell 2-3 expensive singles to subsidize the purchase.  That might be the end of it.)

Not quiet. The major difference between the steam deck and any console before it is that many of us already have libraries that can last us several life times over. When you buy any other console, you almost always have to start fresh with buying games to play. 



#122658 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6062 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 21 July 2021 - 12:14 PM

Greyhawk all day every day. Easiest setting to make sweeping modifications to.
For more developed settings, Dark Sun and Eberron.

Birthright or bust.

#122659 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6451 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 21 July 2021 - 12:44 PM

GROUPEES WINS AGAIN!

Probably dumb question but what is groupees?



#122660 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6451 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 21 July 2021 - 12:53 PM

Not quiet. The major difference between the steam deck and any console before it is that many of us already have libraries that can last us several life times over. When you buy any other console, you almost always have to start fresh with buying games to play. 

I agree but on the other hand I don't think anyone's sure of what games will be compatible with it.



#122661 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1627 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 21 July 2021 - 01:22 PM

I agree but on the other hand I don't think anyone's sure of what games will be compatible with it.

Even if 10% of my steam library is compatible, I would have 300 games at launch for free :)



#122662 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26783 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 01:54 PM

Steam Deck's UI will be replacing Big Picture mode eventually:

https://www.pcgamer....steam-decks-ui/



#122663 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9297 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 02:32 PM

Probably dumb question but what is groupees?

At this point just a meme around here.



#122664 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1840 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 02:33 PM

I agree but on the other hand I don't think anyone's sure of what games will be compatible with it.

sure we do, its whatever is listed as good on protondb, can run on the specified hardware satisfactorily (which a ~r3 3300+gtx1050 at 720p is quite a large amount of games), and you would want to play in that form factor. The only unknown is how much proton may improve between now and release and if even more titles can bump up their protondb ratings



#122665 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9687 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 03:17 PM

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#122666 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15304 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 04:11 PM

Even if 10% of my steam library is compatible, I would have 300 games at launch for free :)

Over 1,000 for me, and not the slightest inclination to play any of them!

 

The real question is: can we idle for cards on the Steam Deck?



#122667 travathian   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1910 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:48 PM

Birthright or bust.

Planescape would like a word.



#122668 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3807 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:54 PM

This post is of no import, just a kind of "huh... wtf?"

Spoiler



#122669 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8535 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:29 PM

Diabolic is free to own on Indiegala (direct download, no Steam key).

 

https://freebies.ind...la.com/diabolic



#122670 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:53 AM

Battlefield 1 free on Twitch Prime
https://gaming.amazo...ot/battlefield1