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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Privateer press level 7

Only just announced.

Not a single picture, or piece of concept art available.

Not so much as a comment from Privateer Press; save that we will see the first release NEXT YEAR and yet...


QUOTE(Veneficus @ Jun 20 2011, 05:01 PM)





As Level 7 refers to the highest threat rank of a nuclear accident/ disaster. It makes sense that this will be a post apocalyptic type setting. There is also a novel by Mordecai Roshwald of the same name that is post-apocalyptic.

Uh oh! The forum Farseers have been casting those pesky runes again! It's either that or somebody has been using the medium of internet forums to present subjective and uninformed assumptions as fact, (but the possibility of somebody using wraithbone trinkets to sift the skein of possible fates is far more likely).

I hestiate to point out - but feel that it is my solemn responsibility to do so - that there is also a book called 'The Pickwick Papers' by Charles Dickens. Although I spent many an hour delighting in the bumbling, good-natured misadventures of those jolly Englishmen and their unconscious commentary about life, the universe and everything, I sincerely hope that Privateer Press won't be considering the book's Idyllic, pastoral Victorian setting as the basis for their new science fiction game.

If we follow Veneficus example and engage in scientific abstraction based on things that are called the same thing as other things so must be the same thing as those things, then we could be looking at the following scenario:


Samuel Pickwick's feat allows his controlling player to make a confusing social gaff over a polite game of whist in the drawing room, eliciting remonstrative stares from those in attendance. It also allows him to be embarrassed by failing to safely drive a horse-drawn carriage and grab some cunt's nose in a fit of pique.

is perfectly acceptable in a Dickensian period drama, but not a science-fiction game.

GET IT TOGETHER PRIVATEER PRESS!!!

5 comments:

Andrew Paul said...

Not even a link to the offending forum post so we can pour scorn? Shame on you.

one day gingers will rule the earth said...

No. Unfortunately nobody has ever shared the url to that post in a book, therefore it makes sense that it can never happen.

Ever.

Andrew Paul said...

I went searching on the PP forums, and couldn't find any posts by "Plus we need to expose Matt Wilson's massive hairy growlers to a new generation!s", which clearly means you're a lying talentless hack. :)

On the other hand, I did find this Level 7? thread. Amid the pointless wankery that you point out in your post, this post by ExiledinElysium stands out as particularly retch-inducing; "your ill-conceived speculation is clearly rubbish, whereas mine is handed down from the gods of all knowledge and is obviously correct." Tool. Amusingly, he gets shot down by Matt Wilson on the next page. His response? "I'm a little disappointed that my theory was off the mark".

No mate, it wasn't "off the mark", it was flat out wrong.

Andrew Paul said...

"I went searching on the PP forums, and couldn't find any posts by "Plus we need to expose Matt Wilson's massive hairy growlers to a new generation!s", which clearly means you're a lying talentless hack. :)

Fuck. stupid cut-and-paste. What I meant to say was 'I went searching on the PP forums, and couldn't find any posts by "Veneficus"...'.

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