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Help! / Re: Approaches to That London
« on: 24 April, 2017, 10:14:14 pm »
Although a chance to visit the mancave of my dreams is a temptation and I am heading over to Hull in June...

Go to the Deep, and visit the museums in Hull (can't remember the exact names of them, but there was one devoted to streetlife, another to Wilberforce, Maritime History, plus the Ferens Art Gallery.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 April, 2017, 06:21:22 pm »
It's not idealistic to think companies would suddenly pay decent wages if government intervention ceased, it's basic Austrian economics.
The key here would be to look at what companies do now – how many go beyond the absolute minimum they have to? John Lewis is one, given that it's a co-op and therefore the bulk of employees share in the success of the company in real percentage terms (versus getting a 50 quid 'Christmas bonus' or whatever, when your company makes a ton of cash). But that system is very rare.

Not technically a co-operative, but close enough (don't ask me what the difference is but it's there).

All employees (Partners) share the bonus, which is the same percentage for everybody, from the lowest-paid shop assistant to the chairman (not CEO) of the company.  This year's Partnership Bonus was 6%.  A quick google of competitors (such as Sainsbury and M&S) suggest that their equivalent bosses get bonuses of between 100% and 700% - on top of pay rises and share options they seem to award themselves, even in the same weeks as cutting christmas bonuses to their retail assistants...

Now and again other companies have looked at the JLP to find out why partners seem more motivated than in other companies.  They quickly lose interest when they realise they'd have to give away their companies in Trust to their employees to copy the same business model.

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General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« on: 24 April, 2017, 04:30:34 pm »
  More pages than any other artist - well I haven't counted, but I should think so


Someone has counted, and he is the most prolific artist.

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 24 April, 2017, 01:26:46 pm »
If I may cite my recent nonsense attempt in the short story competition: The Gronk has been transported to Dredd's  timeline. In the story Dredd has already met Alpha, but the Gronk has come from a time before Alpha met Dredd. This allowed me to use Wulf even though he is dead by the time Dredd and Alpha meet.* (second time as I recall)

*Judgement Day


Dredd, Johnny and Wulf all met in Top Dog from the 1991 Judge Dredd Annual, so you could have the Gronk travelling from a time before Wulf was killed.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 23 April, 2017, 11:50:03 pm »
Something else I missed first time around - all the on-going talk about Dredd's age - Bizmo Klux (the Radbeast from Night of the Radbeast) is a springly 134 when they throw him in the pit... (born July 12th 1971).

Yes, I remember thinking when I first read it that the Biz was a little bit older than me (or will be, in 2104).

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 23 April, 2017, 12:41:20 pm »
Erin Moran, 56 (Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days).

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Prog / Re: Prog 2026 - The Reeks Shall Not Inherit the Earth
« on: 22 April, 2017, 10:54:52 pm »
Judge Dredd: ++ TOP THRILL ++ Breathtakingly plotted, absolutely cannot wait to see how it resolves. Does it matter if Harvey's destroyed? They'll just build plenty more.

How can you say that?  Don't listen to the bad person, Harvey, they didn't mean it!

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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 22 April, 2017, 10:12:30 pm »

Eamonn - when can we expect that to be broadcast, or are they roughly in recording / editing / broad/podcast order already?

Probably November. The recording order should be something like this
(snip)
But if you look at the full list you will see that there are also a bunch of books to try and fit in there or to carry over to next year. Lots to get through, sorry it's so far in the future.

Well, I would be upset, but there's so much other stuff to look forward to in the meantime!

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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 22 April, 2017, 10:06:05 pm »


Bojemoi! Happy Easter, everybody. And here is Matthew Ellis to launch a Faberge egg hunt and introduce me to the wonders of Nikolai Dante.

Listen in here.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-31-too-cool-to-kill.html

My podcast feed today:
  • The 2000AD Thrill-Cast: Nikolai Dante Retrospective
  • Mega City Book Club 31: Too Cool to Kill
...coincidence?

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General / Re: Do the Rogue trooper tales of Nu earth....
« on: 22 April, 2017, 09:13:09 pm »

 Hmm, I guessing friday wasn't too popular? the rogue trooper timeline does seem to appear to be all over the place. I'll just stick to getting the rest of the tales of nu earth.

Rough stab:

Rogue Trooper (original series) <<>>> 86ers (about the same time?)
Jaegir <<<<>>>> maybe Friday series
Mercy Heights
Tor Cyan

Maybe, except proper Rogue and Jaegir are contemporary.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« on: 22 April, 2017, 08:54:38 pm »
My twopenn'orth of speculation:

Pat Mills Already Did It

First there was the mark one war droid.  He was programmed to identify and attack enemies of the state... but couldn't recognise civilians. That required moral judgement.  The mark two was programmed with genuine moral values.  He became a pacifist and tried converting human soldiers to his cause... and paid the inevitable price.


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Megazine / Re: Meg 383 Riot Act!
« on: 22 April, 2017, 08:06:51 pm »
I love the graffitied body armour.

I'm liking how there's graffiti on the body armour, tattooing on the arm and a display on the wristband/watch, none of which causes confusion on what we're seeing.

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General / Re: Do the Rogue trooper tales of Nu earth....
« on: 21 April, 2017, 06:42:14 pm »

 Hmm, I guessing friday wasn't too popular? the rogue trooper timeline does seem to appear to be all over the place. I'll just stick to getting the rest of the tales of nu earth.

Hahahaha.  Understatement!

Though War Machine was good.

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 13 April, 2017, 04:46:12 pm »
Even if Friday's stories were eventually justified as being in the same universe as the original Rogue's. Oh, it's not just Nu Earth, it's dozens of planets where the war's being waged.

To be fair, original Rogue had already established that the war between Nort and Southers was being waged on multiple planets (who can forget Horst?)

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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 13 April, 2017, 04:41:28 pm »
Quote
The Judge Dredd role playing game

The Games Workshop, Mongoose (D20) or Mongoose (Traveller) version?

The Games Workshop version, along with the Judge Dredd Companion with mentions of the Judgement Day and Slaughter Margin campaigns, but not Citi-Block (because I haven't got it), as well as mentioning the Judge Dredd Boardgame as well as Block Mania and Mega Mania, but not Rogue Trooper (because I haven't got that one either).

In the best traditions of a role-playing game session, I've got either about ten minutes of material, or it's going to be a gruelling campaign that'll take about eighteen months to get through :)

I'll look forward to that one (I own everything you mentioned except the JDRPG/WH40K Citiblock supplement).  My view on the JD boardgame - great art, fun to play but gets repetitive very quickly. 

Eamonn - when can we expect that to be broadcast, or are they roughly in recording / editing / broad/podcast order already?

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