POF Archive: March 2020

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Legend of Grimrock on PC (8/10)

Legend of Grimrock has crabs

Legend of Grimrock brings the real-time dungeon crawl formula of Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder to the modern age. Perhaps the best single improvement is auto-mapping. I know that filling out that sheet of graph paper was half the fun in the originals but I really didn't miss it here. You are still exploring the layout and looking at your map to guess where secrets might be located. You can even jot down notes if you want to be thorough. But because I was not constantly having to look away from the screen, I was able to get a feel for the spaces much more quickly and look more…

Submitted by Robert Gomez on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:00

Tireless Work During This Crisis

This quarantine has been hard on all of us, but let us not forget the dedicated work that still continues for our nation's homeopaths. They're out there in the middle of the fray insuring that the correct dosages in parts per million are being applied to their tinctures. All this despite the disruptions in the world-wide rhinoceros horn supply chain.

Hug a Homeopath


Submitted by Robert Gomez on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 16:40 in

The City and the Stars/The Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke (4/10)

Why do I do this to myself? I am always disappointed with classic science fiction. This stuff is so boring. Of the two books, The Sands of Mars is the better one. It is wildly off-base with its depictions of Mars. He just nonchalantly assumes there is plant life everywhere and you can walk around without a space suit. Many of the plot points from the film 2010 are in this story and the ship's description is very much like that of the Discovery. I don't remember much about the first story except that it involved the last city on earth or something.

Submitted by Robert Gomez on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:38