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August 15, 2011 11:41 AM   Subscribe

Troy Goodfellow, of the strategy gaming blog Flash of Steel, joined MeFi this morning and commented briefly on Kattullus' fpp on his National Characters series.
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 AM (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Awesome -- I bookmarked to read this letter but it was late last night, so I'm glad to have a reminder, and I look forward to the thread as soon as I RTFA.

Side lesson, to all writers, let this be a lesson about the importance of a good pull quote. I was always going to be interested in something that contained in its epilogue the line "as far as I'm concerned, Montezuma has always been a prick"
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:02 PM on August 15, 2011


There are plenty of great lines in the series and I had trouble choosing just one.

Also, 433 posts, and finally the subject of the post joins the discussion. That was nice.
posted by Kattullus at 2:31 PM on August 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Also, 433 posts, and finally the subject of the post joins the discussion. That was nice.

To be fair, some of those 433 don't really count. Although if, for example, Elis Regina had commented on this post from beyond the grave that would have been pretty great.
posted by jedicus at 3:27 PM on August 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Mefite.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 6:07 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Mefite.

Which raises the question, what would the MeFite faction advantages be? Shower of doughnuts as we enter the Age of GRAR? +1 on all puns?
posted by arcticseal at 7:02 PM on August 15, 2011


One day some of the kids from the blogosphere carried my mother's groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 7:06 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


what would the MeFite faction advantages be?

I'm unlockable.
posted by The Whelk at 7:15 PM on August 15, 2011


Very cool. Also, Kattullus is a Viking!
posted by mlis at 8:21 PM on August 15, 2011


building a Kattullus gives you a +1 Poetry/Saga modifier.
posted by The Whelk at 8:22 PM on August 15, 2011


Metaphorically or literally?
posted by Kattullus at 8:39 PM on August 15, 2011


is the game a metaphor? Or literal?
posted by The Whelk at 8:43 PM on August 15, 2011


Kattullus' poetry "patters and pours like rain on you."
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:46 PM on August 15, 2011


+1 Charisma for metaphors, -2 for mixed metaphors
posted by arcticseal at 8:50 PM on August 15, 2011


It does me at least, and not cause I read that on a bathroom stall in Hoboken.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:57 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's nice.
posted by Ideefixe at 9:02 PM on August 15, 2011


Seriously. Bless my heart.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:04 PM on August 15, 2011


This might be a long shot but I have a crappy old computer now and I wonder if anyone has modded civ2 to have many of the features of civ3 and civ4?
posted by doublehappy at 9:17 PM on August 15, 2011


Is this where I get to point out to Ahab that said author of said FPP mentioned me by name
*sticks tongue out*
*nyahs*
posted by infini at 1:27 AM on August 16, 2011


Er, typo in the post title, hide the grey from the n00b before he asks for his $5 back
posted by infini at 1:28 AM on August 16, 2011


Which raises the question, what would the MeFite faction advantages be?

10.3.1 The player controlling the Metafilter faction begins the game with Meatbomb already fully built and armed.
10.3.2 Meatbomb will work at 150% efficiency when activated by the player controlling the Metafilter faction.
10.3.3 The player controlling the Metafilter faction is immune to any adverse effects of The Whelk so long as Meatbomb remains in play.
10.3.4 The Righteous Rage of Kattullus lasts for twice as many turns for the Metafilter faction so long as Meatbomb remains in play.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:19 AM on August 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


infini: "Er, typo in the post title, hide the grey from the n00b before he asks for his $5 back"

His name isn't Trow? I thought he was a Palin.
posted by zarq at 11:40 AM on August 16, 2011


My apologies, Troy.
posted by zarq at 11:41 AM on August 16, 2011


Kattullus' poetry "patters and pours like rain on you."

I'm imagining Kattullus as being kind of like Gu├░bjartur J├│nsson now.
posted by kenko at 10:57 PM on August 17, 2011


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