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Surface dwellers are a cancerous toxin...

Their ignorance of the profundity of human existence makes them distasteful at best and abjectly loathsome at worst.

I am thankful of myself...
A life not destitute of meaning.

The surface dweller has its moments in its existence...

Brief moments where it starts to consider the metaphysical...

But rarely do these moments fructify.

For some, it might, but only for a period.

Ever learning, but never coming to a knowledge of the truth.
 

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I wanna play along too :laughing:

When one hails to a flagel bad things usually come from the dingelbob.
 

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What is your preferred underground dwelling?

Does someone's mom's basement count as an underground dwelling?

How does the internet work underground? (I always have trouble getting a signal in parking structures so I can't imagine the trouble you have.)

Do you have to surface to post here?

Can you make an ask the underground dweller questions thread? I have so many other questions but don't want to derail your thread.
 

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@Eryngo

Did you play any new games over the weekend?
I bought Arkham Horror. He was totally excited about the setting and concept and especially the characters, just like I said he would be. So there I was, excitedly but diligently explaining all the rules to him. And then there he was, getting angry at the game designers for making it so complicated. It went on like this for some time until I finally said, "look, I don't think you're into this."

I think it's the same predisposition that makes him hate Tolkien. He never played D&D. He has a great disdain for MTG and considers my time playing it in game stores as a youngster to be part of my checkered past. None of this makes any sense to me, since his job is insanely complicated...but then again, I think part of his motivation when writing his own programs is to make "stupid complicated code" simpler...

Anyway, I totally should have bought the chicken dominos to play with him. (They did not have them in stock.)

I, however, am into it. So my INTJ teen and I will play this weekend. He's very excited about it: he was a little jealous that he couldn't play on the first go-round. (Apparently there are not enough cards for more than two players in the basic set?)

On the bright side, this might possibly be the best evidence yet that you are not ENTP, despite all your Ne. It would be interesting to see how many ENTPs play games with a lot of rules. I wonder if it's type-based, or just my eccentric husband...The other good thing was that he felt really badly for disappointing me, and I was able to parlay that guilt advantageously ever since. (Tickets to the ballet, anyone?)
 

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None of this makes any sense to me, since his job is insanely complicated...
Sometimes when your job is one thing, you want your relaxing time to be the opposite. Maybe he wants his games to be simple because his job is so complicated. Just a thought.
 

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I bought Arkham Horror. He was totally excited about the setting and concept and especially the characters, just like I said he would be. So there I was, excitedly but diligently explaining all the rules to him. And then there he was, getting angry at the game designers for making it so complicated. It went on like this for some time until I finally said, "look, I don't think you're into this."

I think it's the same predisposition that makes him hate Tolkien. He never played D&D. He has a great disdain for MTG and considers my time playing it in game stores as a youngster to be part of my checkered past. None of this makes any sense to me, since his job is insanely complicated...but then again, I think part of his motivation when writing his own programs is to make "stupid complicated code" simpler...

Anyway, I totally should have bought the chicken dominos to play with him. (They did not have them in stock.)

I, however, am into it. So my INTJ teen and I will play this weekend. He's very excited about it: he was a little jealous that he couldn't play on the first go-round. (Apparently there are not enough cards for more than two players in the basic set?)

On the bright side, this might possibly be the best evidence yet that you are not ENTP, despite all your Ne. It would be interesting to see how many ENTPs play games with a lot of rules. I wonder if it's type-based, or just my eccentric husband...The other good thing was that he felt really badly for disappointing me, and I was able to parlay that guilt advantageously ever since. (Tickets to the ballet, anyone?)
Even with two players your deck building options are limited with one core set unless you pair characters that don't share specialty cards. So Roland/Wendy works (blue-gold/red-green) but with Skids/Wendy (green-blue/red-green) you have to share the green cards between you. If I remember right there are only ten starters of each color so if you were to share like this you'd have to finish the decks with fifteen neutral/grey cards each instead of ten and these tend to be more generic.

The other thing is you're allowed two copies of a each card in your deck and I think there's only one of each colored card. It's a perfectly playable game with one core set but if you get into it you'll want another.

I'm such a geek. Did you show him the flip side of your ghastly enthusiasm and pout for the ballet tickets? That's how I get half my games to the table.
 

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Sometimes when your job is one thing, you want your relaxing time to be the opposite. Maybe he wants his games to be simple because his job is so complicated. Just a thought.
I thought of this. However, it doesn't explain why he started playing Moneyball with both Little League teams, etc. So I agree, but suspect his issues are deeper. (See below.)

Even with two players your deck building options are limited with one core set unless you pair characters that don't share specialty cards. So Roland/Wendy works (blue-gold/red-green) but with Skids/Wendy (green-blue/red-green) you have to share the green cards between you. If I remember right there are only ten starters of each color so if you were to share like this you'd have to finish the decks with fifteen neutral/grey cards each instead of ten and these tend to be more generic.
The one thing that we actually had fun with was that he wanted to be Ashcan Pete, and every time we referred to him, we called him something else:

Dirty Dave
Shitheel Shawn
Latrine Larry
Flotsam Frank

And so on.

I'm such a geek. Did you show him the flip side of your ghastly enthusiasm and pout for the ballet tickets? That's how I get half my games to the table.
Me: You know what your problem is?
Him: Do tell.
Me: You're like one of those repressed Republican gays that keeps trying to make being gay illegal. Except instead of gays, your pariahs are geeks.
Him: So I'm actually...
Me: A geek! And you know it, so you hide your shame. Badly.
Him: Really badly, given that my JOB is being a geek.
Me: Okay. So you're a gay repressed republican who comes out, but with the caveat that he's not ACTUALLY gay. He's just blowing these guys because the island cruises are cheaper for gays. Or he just likes the real estate values in the gay neighbourhoods.
Him: If I were so ashamed, why would I marry someone like you?
Me: Trophy wife in the streets, trophy geek in the sheets. You're a real pervert, you know that?
Him: (...) I'd have to be.
 

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Me: You know what your problem is?
Him: Do tell.
Me: You're like one of those repressed Republican gays that keeps trying to make being gay illegal. Except instead of gays, your pariahs are geeks.
Him: So I'm actually...
Me: A geek! And you know it, so you hide your shame. Badly.
Him: Really badly, given that my JOB is being a geek.
Me: Okay. So you're a gay repressed republican who comes out, but with the caveat that he's not ACTUALLY gay. He's just blowing these guys because the island cruises are cheaper for gays. Or he just likes the real estate values in the gay neighbourhoods.
Him: If I were so ashamed, why would I marry someone like you?
Me: Trophy wife in the streets, trophy geek in the sheets. You're a real pervert, you know that?
Him: (...) I'd have to be.
That's prison mentality: It's not gay if I top.

And he was drawn to the ex-con character...hmmm, curiouser and curiouser.
 
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