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by Malacandra
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Okay, here's an easy one to start the ball rolling again: How many Demon Princes does Kirth Gersen kill?
by Malacandra
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Miles Vorkosigan?
by Malacandra
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:38 pm
OK, another simple one - If Tej marries Ivan, who married Ekaterin?
TFW you can Google and find out everything you need to know about the subject other than the actual answer to the question.
by Malacandra
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Tactics
Replies: 23
Views: 4917

Re: Oolite Tactics

Another annoying Assassin tactic I've just encountered - loiter near the station, issue a docking request and renew it repeatedly while making no effort to dock. You can't get in and may eventually leave the aegis intending to sun-skim, and then they come after you.
by Malacandra
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ah well, it's been a week and more, and there's been next to no nibbles at the bait, so probably time to put this one out of its misery. The game was Might & Magic VII , in which the protagonists do indeed spend most of their time chasing after goblins, ghouls, griffins and the like, before the fina...
by Malacandra
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Happy ***
Replies: 16
Views: 4362

Re: Happy ***

Happy holiday wishes to all of you, wherever you are. My fondest memory of this time of year is when school let out at mid-day before Christmas break. There lived at that time (60 years ago) a tall, white-bearded gentleman who rode down main street in a horse-drawn buggy. He played Santa Claus for ...
by Malacandra
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Happy ***
Replies: 16
Views: 4362

Re: Happy ***

Thank you! (On whatever planet in sector 3 Macrae and the gang are currently holed up in, they'll be celebrating quietly. As inheritors of Scottish traditions, they surely know the real knees-up is six days away. :D ) Surrounded by presents here and with a giant protein overload to come in a few hou...
by Malacandra
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Star Wars and sequenced movies
Replies: 10
Views: 2804

Re: Star Wars and sequenced movies

I was never wild about The Belgariad (borrowed the series off a girlfriend thirty years ago IIRC), but I could bore for Earth versus Mars about Tolkien. Steven Donaldson is a tough read with many imaginative ideas but a thoroughly depressing protagonist and a vocabulary that does come across as dict...
by Malacandra
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

... it was a PC game, first-person perspective...
by Malacandra
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hint: The entire series was fond of giving you a sword-and-sorcery set-up only to turn science-fictiony at the end of the adventure.
by Malacandra
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

No, it's computer-based. As with a number of such games there are non-interactive cut-scenes at various places during the action and the meeting with the android was one of these. More hints later if necessary.
by Malacandra
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Christmas reading
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Christmas reading

And almost as soon as they tell me the Kindle book is up, here's the paperback also.
by Malacandra
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

While we're on a science-fiction RPG theme, then, here's one... After defeating many opponents ranging from goblins to dragons and all points between, the "good" ending sees the protagonists encounter an android who looks surprisingly like Data, though not connected with him in any way, and gaining ...
by Malacandra
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Christmas reading
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Christmas reading

The Muse paid another visit and this has resulted in another Claymores book just in time for you to download and read over Christmas. The paperback won't be long in coming, either.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078GT1KST

A character from another of my stories puts in a cameo appearance too.
by Malacandra
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638028

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Too easy. :lol:

Space: 1889, Games Designers Workshop, liftwood.