Well it’s been another month or so, which makes it time for another episode of your favourite Bargain Basement Sensor Sweep. Hey it’s easy content and people seem to like these.
Let’s open as usual with a song. As some of you aren’t getting enough metal in your diet.
Defenders of Valhalla by Brothers of Metal.
I’m normally not a fan of female vocals in metal but I really do have to give these guys a pass. Very catchy and excellent drinking music.
John C. Wright opens up on ComicsGate. The Modern Grand Master of the English Language unleashes ALL the dogs here. Highly readable and highly quotable.
“The fact of the matter is that SJWs cannot tell stories. We saw this same thing in the science fiction field among the Hugo nominees: the more SJW was in a story, the less drama. The reasons for this are complicated, but the basic problem is that SJWs have a worldview that is false to facts about nearly every aspect of human nature and human morality, and instead have a fake, flat, one-dimensional view which contains neither heroism nor personal responsibility.
You cannot have drama in a situation where no one is responsible for his own actions, and no one can change any outcomes.
If society or skin color is to blame for everything, and explains everything, individual action, that thing which makes drama dramatic, means nothing.
A victim who can never win, and merely whining, is not drama. An oppressor with no redeeming characteristics, who can never repent, likewise has no drama. And yet the SJW worldview allows for no other type of people: everyone is either an utterly helpless victim or an utterly irredeemable oppressor.”
Back when men were men and beers ads sold beer.
Fishy business or business of fishy?
Any advance in aquaculture technology has to be a good thing for all of humanity. Taurine? I just hope that they aren’t feeding the fish Red Bull or anything,
Swineapple: Because some people take BBQ way too far.
Thinking through the possibilities and proving that art can inspire.
Tommy guns [11 Mins]
A US army training film on the mechanics of the Thompson submachine gun.
I thought so but I had to check.
Indie Author and Pulp Speedster Jon Mollison discusses the rootless nature of modern fiction.
He quotes and links this excellent article. Well worth reading in its own right.
Bradford C. Walker discusses one of the major differences between Old School RPGs and Modern Tabletop and how the two completely different approaches result in completely different games for two separate audiences. This leads to an insight that seems almost painfully obvious in hindsight but I’ve never seen anyone put into words.
In short Old School Tabletop are Strategic Games set at the platoon or company level where much of the actual work is done by NPC followers or hirelings.
While Modern Tabletop games are Tactical Games set at the squad or fireteam level where the heroes are directly involved in a much narrower focus campaign, using step by step tactics.
While in theory a very skilled Game Master could switch back and forth as circumstances dictate in reality you are going to have to pick one approach or the other for your gaming group.
The Alt-Right DM tells a terrifying tale of cringe and despair.
“I’ve never wanted to kill a character so bad in my life.”
Y’all know how much of David Weber fan I am so…
A quick War Is Boring article on Political Officers in the Soviet Navy.
A sixteen minute comic nerd rant that needs more love. A month old but holds up pretty well.
The real anger begins around the ten minute mark.
Niche Gamer on a very interesting easter egg.
Damn right in the feelz
Until next time.