yeah but that sort of luck thing is still rare, and good playing can compensate
unlike risk where the luck can COMPLETELY undermine strategy
besides a lot of high level play is about trading and making the best of what you have, so the heart of the game isn't so much buying a monopoly as buying a lot of property and colluding with other people to get a monopoly and help them get one. whoever can deal the best and knows which deals to make wins
again, as a player i don't like it but i admit for some people that's a fun game mechanic.
having played 14 games coming in third EACH AND EVERY FUCKING TIME i do not entirely disagree with that
it is however a well designed game with an actually good anti-capitalist message (which is distorted these days but it's still there a bit) and one that does reward skill and knowledge more than it rewards luck. which is why it's possible to win consistently so often, which sucks as a casual player but i can appreciate as something you want in a game.
I dunno, seems like even if you know what you’re doing your shit can get wrecked by a bad streak.
it's not luck at all at higher levels of play
i mean yeah, sure, you're still dependent on dice rolls, but 14 games i've played with my brother and our friends and we only beat my brother once, and that was because we all refused to trade with him until he became bankrupted (and even then, it took a long time for that to happen)
also it was created during the depression as a way to live in that sort of poverty and cope with the real situations. "i might be living paycheck to paycheck and having to scrounge for food, but at least in monopoly i'm a landowner"
HellaBro:the only way to win is to watch your opponents slowly spiral into debt!
HellaBro:continuing to make financial decisions on dice rolls
Marelo:Jesus I had three houses on the yellow properties and every Goddamn time they came around they'd land on Waterworks in the middle of them. Meanwhile I'm landing on property with houses left and right when just one person landing on my shit would have saved me.
Marelo:And even if I was winning I'd just be doing the same thing to someone else.
Marelo:It's a really super shitty game.
Marelo:"Look at who will get lucky and watch the rest suffer!"
HellaBro:my aunt once scammed my then 9 year old brother out of a green property in exchange for that starting property
Marelo:I always try to be fair really.
Marelo:And, I dunno, I know it's just a game but when you put a dollar sign on the score it feels shitty.
Marelo:It feels disrespectful to real people in that situation, having to mortgage their shit just to get by.
Like, I’m really excited to actually make this thing but the problem is that I want to do it justice so I don’t want to start until I’m “ready”, but what that exactly entails is hard to say. This same thing has happened so many times before, where I have an inkling of an idea and then it blows…
What if this is just the exact way I feel about my ideas?
But one thing I’ve learned is that I have to just ignore that or I won’t actually get anywhere. If I save all my ideas for when I’m “ready” I won’t ever develop the experience I need to excel.
I’ve spent most of the day backing up my harddrive and reinstalling everything from scratch. College left me with a ridiculously cluttered computer, and I think getting a fresh start is a good idea since I can hopefully keep everything in check this time.
Just seeing if there’s anybody who actually knows what a MarySue actually is.
‘How dare that female character be as strong/stronger than the male characters!!! LE GASP’
IDK GUYS Maybe you should look up what a MarySue is?
people think jade is a…
There was a point early on in her introduction at which she seemed like an exaggerated, sarcastic portrayal of someone who could do no wrong and was extraordinarily powerful, but had “flaws” which really were portrayed more like cute inconveniences.
Obviously that doesn’t apply anymore and people who advocated such a thing without waiting to see how the story would progress were fools (raises hand).
But I wonder if that early perception is just hanging around in some people’s minds.
7 - I want you to know this one hurt me deeply but because I love you so much I wrought an igneous answer from the roiling magma of my preferences.
It’s a tie between American Gods and House of Leaves, and they’re connected in a less than obvious way for me. American Gods was the first time I felt comfortable and at ease analyzing a story, and felt how much I loved that mode of reading. House of Leaves, read shortly thereafter, remains the work I had the most difficulty and most satisfaction unraveling. Apart from the book itself, this stemmed from my uncle’s note on the inside cover, bidding me good luck. He knew I would eventually be up to its twists and turns, but I don’t think he expected it so soon. I admire him a great deal. Exceeding his expectations is important to me.
14 - Understanding myself, and in so doing gaining at least a bit of glorious insight into the lives of others; learning what it truly means to improve myself. This is an endless task, but only because I am constantly changing in many ways. Understanding that change is also part of mastering myself.
People offering to pay me to edit their work based on workshop discussions is another, more trivial and superficial achievement.
Synthesizing my own worldview after carefully considering my experiences and education; maintaining and improving it.
Telling severe depression to go fuck itself ‘cause I want to be happy.
28 - Comfortable financially, to the point where I don’t have to worry about my next meal or the bills, and can afford a few luxuries like some gadgets and nice pens. Working in a position that allows me to exercise my skills to their fullest. Editing is most appealing to me right now.
54 - Partner’s pleasure. Laughter. Sex and other physical acts as expressions of love as well as pleasure. A nice butt (THE MOST IMPORTANT).
hi ryan i wandered downstairs and soon i'll be off a foodventure. here are some numbers: 10, 48, 29, 19, 16!
hi adam i hope your foodventure is
10 - Birds, especially crows; cats; prehistoric megafauna.
48 - Not to have to borrow money for school. WHOOPS.
29 - I don’t easily get embarrassed! I kinda just go, “Heh, yeah that was pretty dumb huh guys.” In my family you had to learn to appreciate that you can make mistakes and it’s okay, because otherwise all the jokes would make you miserable.
19 - Oh fuck. In chronological order, marked if still living: Stranger (dog); Regal (parakeet); Muffy (dog); Jackson (dog); Charlotte (guinea pig); Shade (dog); Patches (cat); Mr. (cat); Slinky (snake); Spooky (cat); Madison (dog; alive to my knowledge); Slinky II (snake); Bob[arosa] (dog); Oscar (cat); Violet (cat; alive to my knowledge); Godzilla (cat; alive); Tokyo (cat; alive); Ike (dog; alive); Django (dog; alive to my knowledge); Mamie (dog; alive)… Probably forgetting some.
Jackson was alive for nearly the entirety of my life. We didn’t have an exact figure but we guessed she lived to at least 19. You might be surprised what kind of hole a lazy, poopy dog can leave in your life when it’s been a constant presence since before you could even talk.
16 - Listening to a lot of SomethingALaMode and Vampire Weekend.
4 - I’m gonna go with Bea’s answer, San Francisco, movie and dinner on the wharf. It’s kind of cheating because we had dates before that but this was different. We put a lot of effort and patience into making this one happen and it was worth every bit of both. It’s a memory I will always keep dear.
13 - Slept, mostly, and tried to let my allergy meds save me from my torment. Turns out they’re finally kicking in.
6 - Too exclusive a term for me and I’d feel wrong delineating any kind of distinction. But there are people whom I care a lot for and people I don’t care so much for and it’s kind of a wishy washy mess inbetween! I tend to approach my relationships with people only in their own contexts rather than in relation to each other.
12 - At the time I would have said it was because she was unstable and made a lot of poor decisions in quick succession, and there’s a bit of truth to that, but now I realize it was mostly that we just weren’t good for each other in the long haul.
52 - Received: “About to take a test in lindquist. I’ll try to make it fast.” Sent: “Okay.” THE MOST INTERESTING
Personally I think it’s terrible because it’s poorly designed. The raw content could be the same between G+ and Facebook and I’d still prefer G+.
well yeah, it bugs out on me and freezes my browser 3/4 of the time so i tend not to stay on there more than 5 minutes at a time, but that’s a better complaint than ‘the people on it are terrible so we can’t let them on tumblr’
People say that? That’s a really dumb thing to say.
There are almost definitely both genetic and environmental factors at play in people’s sexuality and gender identification. Lots of studies have been done on this, and the general conclusion is, “It’s complicated, and there isn’t just one cause, but something is happening between all of these factors.”
and all the characters were interesting and it was fun to watch and the powers were cool but then they revealed one of the girl’s powers and i said “this is not gonna fly” and shut the hulu browser window and started to write an angry open letter to all british people about being respectful to victims of rape and abuse and then i remembered that not all british people worked on the show so i learned a lesson about nationality profiling and then forgot it in the next episode where basically the same thing happens only with germans or something
i watched the first five episodes and i liked it
alisha’s power is still kinda like iffy? since it seems like they’ve run the course with it, but i dunno I’m not minding it too much
curtis got the best episode so far
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