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    Your "Desert Island" Entertainment

    Post  Paeter on February 14th 2017, 9:29 am

    Okay, de-cluttering our house to prep it for sale has involved some streamlining. I'm having to put into storage some of the things I would normally have easy access to, and that got me thinking about the whole "desert island scenario".

    So what are your "Desert Island" entertainment items in each category? Let's assume you have the tech to operate items as they would normally(including online play), and hardware is a freebie but software is not. (So your PC, blu-ray player, TV and power sources are free, but you choose only one game, movie, etc.)

    Categories are:

    video game, movie, tv series, fiction book (series acceptable), music album, comic series, PnP RPG and board/card game. Plus one bonus category to cover something I might have missed. You can have up to one thing from each category, but don't need to choose one for each.

    I'm going with:

    Neverwinter Nights (Video Game)

    Batman V Superman (Movie)

    Farscape (TV Series)

    Night Angel Trilogy (Fiction Book)

    Steve Green, "Somewhere Between" (music album)

    JSA, Geoff Johns (Comic Series)

    DC Heroes RPG, Mayfair Games (PnP RPG)

    HeroQuest (Board/Card Game)


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    Post  mikel.withers on February 14th 2017, 11:10 am

    World of Tanks on PC. *(video game)
    Return of the Jedi???+(movie)
    Firefly(tv series)
    Master and Commander series #(fiction book)
    Drawing Black Lines -Project 86(music album)
    Marvel 1602(comic series)
    Robotech(pnp RPG)-finally everyone would have to play it with me
    Warhammer(board/card game)

    *started playing Star Wars the Old Republic (online) and it might overtake, but WoT has been years of great game play, so I know it has staying power.
    + Right now, that's the one I'd go to because I know (like WoT above) that it has stay power, but if I got to choose a movie to see right now it would be Rogue One. -time will tell if it holds up.
    # you went with a series... so I go with a series. True you went with a trilogy and I went with 20 books, but that's your loss.
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    Re: Your "Desert Island" Entertainment

    Post  AdamCollings on February 14th 2017, 7:42 pm

    Okay. Let's see.


    Minecraft (Video Game) [Had to go with Minecraft for its sheer infinite playability and opportunity for creative expression]

    Man of Steel (Movie) [My all-time fave]

    Star Trek Deep Space Nine (TV Series) [Hard pick. Many other contenders like Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica etc, but DS9 wins with 7 full seasons]

    The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson (Fiction Book) [Do I get all projected 10 books in the series? I should at least get book 3 which releases late this year]

    For Those Who Wait by Fireflight (music album) [or maybe something by Kutless or Skillet. Don't listen to as much music as I used to]

    The death & resurrection of Superman arc (Comic Series) [Actually pretty new to comics, but this is what I'm currently reading. Just finished Death of Superman.]

    Never played a PnP RPG so no idea. (PnP RPG)

    Not sure what it's called but there's a game where you each get a pad of whiteboards. It's basically a drawing version of the kids game "Chinese Whispers" Always makes me laugh (Board/Card Game)



    and my wildcard category:

    Scriver (Writing Software) [So I can keep writing books, although I'd need an internet connection to publish them. I wonder if the monkeys on the island like reading?]


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    Re: Your "Desert Island" Entertainment

    Post  Reed Benson on February 15th 2017, 4:48 am

    Video Game: WWF No Mercy (N64)

    Movie: UHF

    TV Series: Seinfeld

    Fiction Book: Probably something I haven't read yet. I don't re-read fiction books hardly ever.

    Music album: Metallica, Hard Wired...to Self-Destruct

    Comic Series: Robert Kirkman's Invincible

    Board/Card Game: The Game of Life
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    Post  mikel.withers on February 15th 2017, 10:09 am

    UHF -I don't need it, it is on a permanent loop in my brain. Arrow
    "Don'tchoo guys like Bonanza?!"

    and Metallica... the Black Album is on my short list. I hear the intro to Enter Sandman and I'm ready to rumble. (even though Of Wolf and Man is my favorite)

    I knew I liked you Reed.
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    Re: Your "Desert Island" Entertainment

    Post  Paeter on February 16th 2017, 9:02 am

    I think I need to give UHF another try. Gave it a shot when I was in High School and didn't get it.


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    Re: Your "Desert Island" Entertainment

    Post  UKSteve on February 16th 2017, 1:21 pm

    I hate having to pick just one of everything, but I guess that's the idea of the game...
    So, right this moment my choices would be:

    Video game: Asphalt 8

    Movie: The Matrix, haven't watched that in a while!

    TV series: Doctor Who - won't need anything else then!

    Fiction book: Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland. Don't know why, I just cycle back round to it every so often.

    Music album: The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society

    Comic series: Johnny Red

    Board game: Star Wars Risk

    Bonus: a Mini Moke
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    Post  WhiteBoy on February 16th 2017, 3:56 pm

    mikel.withers wrote:started playing Star Wars the Old Republic (online) and it might overtake, but WoT has been years of great game play, so I know it has staying power.

    TOR is a really good game; I've been playing it since right after launch.  Do you happen to be on the Jedi Covenant server?  If so, look me up; my main character is Belgariette.

    And UHF...man, it's been a long time since I've seen that! Loved it in HS/college. I need to show that one to my kids!


    So, my answers are:

    Video game: Half-life 2 because of the game itself + all the mods come with it

    Movie: it's gotta be Star Wars.

    TV series: The Wonder Years

    Fiction book: The Belgariad by David Eddings

    Music album: 5150 by Van Halen

    Comic series: Invincible is a good choice, but I have to say The Walking Dead

    Board game: Imperial Assault (again because of all the add-ons that you can do for it)


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    Post  Paeter on February 17th 2017, 7:37 am

    UKSteve wrote:

    TV series: Doctor Who - won't need anything else then!


    Dude, that's a GREAT pick! I'm not a fan, but I'd consider it for sheer quantity alone!


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    Post  Paeter on February 17th 2017, 7:41 am

    WhiteBoy wrote:

    TV series: The Wonder Years


    Oh man, great choice. I might need to track that down and watch it again.

    "whaaaat would you do... if I saaaang, outta tune?

    Would you stand up and walk out on me?

    Leeeend me your ear, and I'll siiiing you a song.

    I will try not to sing outta key..."


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    Post  mikel.withers on February 17th 2017, 8:48 am

    [quote="WhiteBoy"]
    mikel.withers wrote:

    TOR is a really good game; I've been playing it since right after launch.  Do you happen to be on the Jedi Covenant server?  If so, look me up; my main character is Belgariette.
    I am not really sure which server I'm active on.
    All I know is they have a 250% xp bonus thing going on, so I'm trying to get as many character classes started (and given a head start) as I can until it ends.
    So far, I like the Bounty Hunter for his dialog choices, the Sniper for his mob control, and the Commando because he has a really big gun.
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    Post  AdamCollings on February 19th 2017, 6:35 pm

    Paeter wrote:
    UKSteve wrote:
    TV series: Doctor Who - won't need anything else then!

    Dude, that's a GREAT pick! I'm not a fan, but I'd consider it for sheer quantity alone!

    and with 33 seasons, it would keep you entertained for a long time.
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    Re: Your "Desert Island" Entertainment

    Post  Paeter on February 21st 2017, 10:05 am

    AdamCollings wrote:
    Paeter wrote:
    UKSteve wrote:
    TV series: Doctor Who - won't need anything else then!

    Dude, that's a GREAT pick! I'm not a fan, but I'd consider it for sheer quantity alone!

    and with 33 seasons, it would keep you entertained for a long time.

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking! MAN, sometimes I envy you Who fans!


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