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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2020, 11:54:14 PM »
So what is going on now?
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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2020, 03:03:25 AM »
Man, have I never been more hopeful for some Kushrenada fist shaking than I am right now.



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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2020, 03:54:31 AM »
Can someone point me to the topic where pokepal eats butter? Being from the Land o' Lakes, I'm sure he's tasting the sweet cream all the time. I want a stick by stick and tub by tub account.

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Safe Words 16 - Round 2 Starts
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2020, 08:58:53 AM »
1. The Bomb Word has been set by Pokepal.
2. BeautifulShy is first up to select.
3. Starting next round, the last player in rotation selects the Bomb Word again.
4. My apologies for the hold up over an error in the rules. Thanks for your patience everyone.

Hahaha! You're the host. You don't need to wait for a player. You can just send a pm saying you sent the message to the wrong player and move on. I goofed in the last Mafia game by telling the Mafia they had collected the Metroid forgetting you had the ability to tie and capture it for yourself which you did. I didn't then tell you that I needed the Mafia's permission to correct the mistake. I gave you the Metroid and apologized to the mafia for getting their hopes up but there was another factor in play I forgot. It happens but in the end the correct ruling was made. Let me select a bomb word and keep this train in motion.  ;D

These situations aren't entirely comparable though. In the Mafia case an already established rule was accidentally forgotten. Here, my rules gave Pokepal the right to choose, and I had already followed them by making him choose. I would not have deviated from this without Safe Word God Mop It Up pointing out the inadvertent rule change.

Thus it's my fault, not anyone else's.
I asked Pokepal if he would be willing to relinquish his turn, which would put him at a disadvantage. He chooses not to and both the rules and my implementation of them give him that right, so I will honour it.
I understand this puts you (Khush) at a mild disadvantage, but there's no way to resolve this without slighting either party. I apologise for causing this problem and going forward we'll be using the old rotation system again.

So what is going on now?

You get to choose! Here's the currently available options:
-   Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
-   Bugsnax
-   Demon’s Souls Remake
-   Destruction AllStars
-   Dirt 5
-   Gears Tactics
-   Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
-   The Medium
-   Sackboy: A Big Adventure
-   Tetris Effect: Connected
-   Yakuza: Like A Dragon
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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2020, 09:54:17 AM »
Is anyone up on their Norse mythology???   I would really want to visit Assassin's Creed Valhala's lands and enjoy them.
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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2020, 10:09:50 AM »


Is anyone up on their Norse mythology???   I would really want to visit Assassin's Creed Valhala's lands and enjoy them.

Sure coming right up:
Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic peoples, stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia, and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period. The northernmost extension of Germanic mythology, Norse mythology consists of tales of various deities, beings, and heroes derived from numerous sources from both before and after the pagan period, including medieval manuscripts, archaeological representations, and folk tradition.

The source texts mention numerous gods, such as the hammer-wielding, humanity-protecting thunder-god Thor, who relentlessly fights his foes; the one-eyed, raven-flanked god Odin, who craftily pursues knowledge throughout the worlds and bestowed among humanity the runic alphabet; the beautiful, seiðr-working, feathered cloak-clad goddess Freyja who rides to battle to choose among the slain; the vengeful, skiing goddess Skaði, who prefers the wolf howls of the winter mountains to the seashore; the powerful god Njörðr, who may calm both sea and fire and grant wealth and land; the god Freyr, whose weather and farming associations bring peace and pleasure to humanity; the goddess Iðunn, who keeps apples that grant eternal youthfulness; the mysterious god Heimdallr, who is born of nine mothers, can hear grass grow, has gold teeth, and possesses a resounding horn; the jötunn Loki, who brings tragedy to the gods by engineering the death of the goddess Frigg's beautiful son Baldr; and numerous other deities.

Most of the surviving mythology centres on the plights of the gods and their interaction with several other beings, such as humanity and the jötnar, beings who may be friends, lovers, foes or family members of the gods. The cosmos in Norse mythology consists of Nine Worlds that flank a central tree, Yggdrasil. Units of time and elements of the cosmology are personified as deities or beings. Various forms of a creation myth are recounted, where the world is created from the flesh of the primordial being Ymir, and the first two humans are Ask and Embla. These worlds are foretold to be reborn after the events of Ragnarök when an immense battle occurs between the gods and their enemies, and the world is enveloped in flames, only to be reborn anew. There the surviving gods will meet, and the land will be fertile and green, and two humans will repopulate the world.

Norse mythology has been the subject of scholarly discourse since the 17th century, when key texts attracted the attention of the intellectual circles of Europe. By way of comparative mythology and historical linguistics, scholars have identified elements of Germanic mythology reaching as far back as Proto-Indo-European mythology. During the modern period, the Romanticist Viking revival re-awoke an interest in the subject matter, and references to Norse mythology may now be found throughout modern popular culture. The myths have further been revived in a religious context among adherents of Germanic Neopaganism.

Central to accounts of Norse mythology are the plights of the gods and their interaction with various other beings, such as with the jötnar, who may be friends, lovers, foes, or family members of the gods. Numerous gods are mentioned in the source texts. As evidenced by records of personal names and place names, the most popular god among the Scandinavians during the Viking Age was Thor, who is portrayed as unrelentingly pursuing his foes, his mountain-crushing, thunderous hammer Mjölnir in hand. In the mythology, Thor lays waste to numerous jötnar who are foes to the gods or humanity, and is wed to the beautiful, golden-haired goddess Sif.

The god Odin is also frequently mentioned in surviving texts. One-eyed, wolf- and raven-flanked, with spear in hand, Odin pursues knowledge throughout the worlds. In an act of self-sacrifice, Odin is described as having hanged himself upside-down for nine days and nights on the cosmological tree Yggdrasil to gain knowledge of the runic alphabet, which he passed on to humanity, and is associated closely with death, wisdom, and poetry. Odin is portrayed as the ruler of Asgard, and leader of the Aesir. Odin's wife is the powerful goddess Frigg who can see the future but tells no one, and together they have a beloved son, Baldr. After a series of dreams had by Baldr of his impending death, his death is engineered by Loki, and Baldr thereafter resides in Hel, a realm ruled over by an entity of the same name.

Odin must share half of his share of the dead with a powerful goddess, Freyja. She is beautiful, sensual, wears a feathered cloak, and practices seiðr. She rides to battle to choose among the slain and brings her chosen to her afterlife field Fólkvangr. Freyja weeps for her missing husband Óðr, and seeks after him in faraway lands. Freyja's brother, the god Freyr, is also frequently mentioned in surviving texts, and in his association with the weather, royalty, human sexuality, and agriculture brings peace and pleasure to humanity. Deeply lovesick after catching sight of the beautiful jötunn Gerðr, Freyr seeks and wins her love, yet at the price of his future doom. Their father is the powerful god Njörðr. Njörðr is strongly associated with ships and seafaring, and so also wealth and prosperity. Freyja and Freyr's mother is Njörðr's sister (her name is unprovided in the source material). However, there is more information about his pairing with the skiing and hunting goddess Skaði. Their relationship is ill-fated, as Skaði cannot stand to be away from her beloved mountains, nor Njörðr from the seashore. Together, Freyja, Freyr, and Njörðr form a portion of gods known as the Vanir. While the Aesir and the Vanir retain distinct identification, they came together as the result of the Aesir–Vanir War.

While they receive less mention, numerous other gods and goddesses appear in the source material. (For a list of these deities, see List of Germanic deities.) Some of the gods heard less of include the apple-bearing goddess Iðunn and her husband, the skaldic god Bragi; the gold-toothed god Heimdallr, born of nine mothers; the ancient god Týr, who lost his right hand while binding the great wolf Fenrir; and the goddess Gefjon, who formed modern-day Zealand, Denmark.

Various beings outside of the gods are mentioned. Elves and dwarfs are commonly mentioned and appear to be connected, but their attributes are vague and the relation between the two is ambiguous. Elves are described as radiant and beautiful, whereas dwarfs often act as earthen smiths. A group of beings variously described as jötnar, thursar, and trolls (in English these are all often glossed as "giants") frequently appear. These beings may either aid, deter, or take their place among the gods. The norns, dísir, and aforementioned valkyries also receive frequent mention. While their functions and roles may overlap and differ, all are collective female beings associated with fate.

In Norse cosmology, all beings live in Nine Worlds that center around the cosmological tree Yggdrasil. The gods inhabit the heavenly realm of Asgard whereas humanity inhabits Midgard, a region in the center of the cosmos. Outside of the gods, humanity, and the jötnar, these Nine Worlds are inhabited by beings, such as elves and dwarfs. Travel between the worlds is frequently recounted in the myths, where the gods and other beings may interact directly with humanity. Numerous creatures live on Yggdrasil, such as the insulting messenger squirrel Ratatoskr and the perching hawk Veðrfölnir. The tree itself has three major roots, and at the base of one of these roots live a trio of norns, female entities associated with fate. Elements of the cosmos are personified, such as the Sun (Sól, a goddess), the Moon (Máni, a god), and Earth (Jörð, a goddess), as well as units of time, such as day (Dagr, a god) and night (Nótt, a jötunn).

The afterlife is a complex matter in Norse mythology. The dead may go to the murky realm of Hel—a realm ruled over by a female being of the same name, may be ferried away by valkyries to Odin's martial hall Valhalla, or may be chosen by the goddess Freyja to dwell in her field Fólkvangr. The goddess Rán may claim those that die at sea, and the goddess Gefjon is said to be attended by virgins upon their death. Texts also make reference to reincarnation. Time itself is presented between cyclic and linear, and some scholars have argued that cyclic time was the original format for the mythology. Various forms of a cosmological creation story are provided in Icelandic sources, and references to a future destruction and rebirth of the world—Ragnarok—are frequently mentioned in some texts.

According to the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda poem, Völuspá, the first human couple consisted of Ask and Embla; driftwood found by a trio of gods and imbued with life in the form of three gifts. After the cataclysm of Ragnarok, this process is mirrored in the survival of two humans from a wood; Líf and Lífþrasir. From this two humankind are foretold to repopulate the new and green earth.


So that should clear everything up I think, BeautifulShy can now safely jump into the new game knowing the entire backstory!

Next up: Mr. Bungle, please select from the following games:
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-   Demon’s Souls Remake
-   Destruction AllStars
-   Dirt 5
-   Gears Tactics
-   Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
-   The Medium
-   Sackboy: A Big Adventure
-   Tetris Effect: Connected
-   Yakuza: Like A Dragon

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2020, 10:11:19 AM »
Can someone point me to the topic where pokepal eats butter? Being from the Land o' Lakes, I'm sure he's tasting the sweet cream all the time. I want a stick by stick and tub by tub account.
It wasn't that he was eating sticks of butter but check the last Safe Words game.  It was the fast food one. 
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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2020, 10:15:35 AM »
Wohoo!!!   Thanks Discord RSS.  I feel so knowledgeable about Norse Mythology right now.   
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I'm happy with thinking pokepal148 is just eating a stick of butter. It seems about right for him. I don't need no stinking facts.

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2020, 11:29:03 AM »
Alright Mr. Bungle, don't screw this up. Remember what self-proclaimed god of Safe Words, Khushrenada taught you:
It's very simple. I ask myself, if I was the person choosing the bomb word, what would I pick? Then I select that choice because the other person obviously isn't me and therefore won't have selected it.

Okay, so if I was Khushrenada, what would I pick?  ???
Oh that's easy, Khushredana picked "Destruction AllStars". So if I was Khushrenada I would pick Destruction AllStars. Man, I hope I followed those instructions correctly.

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2020, 12:00:27 PM »


Have faith and ye shall be rewarded, Destruction AllStars is safe once again, securing another round for Mr. Bungle! Fun fact: some of the staff on this project actually hails from Bizarre Creations, who you might remember from Metropolis Street Racer on DreamCast and its subsequent Project Gotham Racing follow-ups.

Speaking of racing, we loop back around to Stratos for our next pick:
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-   Dirt 5
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-   Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
-   The Medium
-   Sackboy: A Big Adventure
-   Tetris Effect: Connected
-   Yakuza: Like A Dragon

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2020, 12:13:59 PM »
I just pick blindly and follow my gut. Its easy to fall into a Princess Bride "Inconceivable" logic loop and over thinking it. Its done me pretty good so far.

Feeling hungry for some Bugsnax so lets go with that.
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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2020, 12:28:58 PM »


A Bugsnack a day keeps the doctor away, Stratos continues to practice safe and responsible oral hygiene. Did y'all know the Bugsnax developers had already Tweeted the name of the project some six years ago? So maybe Pikmin 4 is still safely within the First Discussed/ Actual Release window!

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2020, 02:11:27 PM »
Remember what self-proclaimed god of Safe Words, Khushrenada taught you:

Wait, what? I've never proclaimed myself a god of Safe Words! That was Mop it up!

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Oh that's easy, Khushredana picked "Destruction AllStars". So if I was Khushrenada I would pick Destruction AllStars.

WHY IS EVERYONE STEALING MY CHOICES THIS GAME?!

First Insanolord and nickmitch, then pokepal steals my right to select a bomb word and now this!!



My shake fisting arm is going to be so strong yet exhausted by the end of this game!

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2020, 03:14:18 PM »
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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2020, 03:51:31 PM »
A lot of fist shaking with this next-gen....

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2020, 05:21:10 PM »
A lot of fist shaking with this next-gen....
People aren't happy with what gaming has become. 
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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2020, 05:33:55 PM »
Wait, what? I've never proclaimed myself a god of Safe Words! That was Mop it up!
Wait, what? When have I ever said anything like that?

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2020, 06:39:02 PM »
Well, it's not so much that you said it as that you didn't deny it when I referred to you as one. Ergo, you do see yourself as one since that allusion seemed correct to you and did not require correction. It's just simple logic once you untwist it.

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2020, 06:54:55 PM »
I'm just trying to hide my identity.

Also I thought you meant I had called you the god of Safe Words. Oops.

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2020, 07:33:47 PM »
What is a Destructions AllStars? That one is a complete mystery to me.

Alas it's already taken, so I'll go with the next biggest mystery. Gears Tactics! I could have sworn, put a gun to my head I would say this game came out at least 2 years ago. Is it like Tomb Raider, where it's a same name different game kind of deal?

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2020, 08:58:15 PM »


Alas it's already taken, so I'll go with the next biggest mystery. Gears Tactics! I could have sworn, put a gun to my head I would say this game came out at least 2 years ago. Is it like Tomb Raider, where it's a same name different game kind of deal?

No need for guns to heads as this was a safe choice!
You're not far off by the way, the game already saw a PC release in the distant past of April this year, so that's basically two full years in 2020 terms.

Gears Tactics is, as you may have guessed, a Gears of War themed tactics/strategy game. Built by British studio Splash Damage, who usually build multiplayer modes for other games (Doom 3, Gears 4&5, one of the Batman games). The console port is launching day & date on the new Xbox, making it Technically Next-Gen.

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2020, 09:17:41 PM »
Well I've been just been leveling up my strength and created the ultimate warrior.  As long as I strike first, none can stand before me.

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2020, 10:07:40 PM »


Luigi Dude experiences the certified Demon's Souls experience, while the fanbase dismisses the game for having the wrong font on the Game Over screen. Demon's Souls bombs at retail.

Thanks for playing, hope you'll stick around the bonfire while the other contestants take a relieved swig of their Estus Flasks.

TOPHANTANT123 will decide the next Bomb word.

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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2020, 11:05:10 PM »
I probably should have leveled up my vitality and stamina a few times instead of just focusing on strength. :(
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Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2020, 12:41:30 AM »
If only you could have used the Dark Souls Solaire of Astora amiibo!



One more reason to stick with Switch rather than jump into the next-gen. Too dangerous!