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Aug 18, 2023Liked by The Besties

Wanted to chime in and say that I'm really enjoying the format and flow of the newsletters. Thanks for another great episode folks!

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Aug 18, 2023Liked by The Besties

For Justin and Griffin: do you expect BG3 to influence how you play TAZ? New-to-you mechanics you’ve discovered to change how you play a PC, new classes you’d like to try, new tricks/story beats/encounter types to incorporate into how you DM, etc? Does the vibe of how Larian have “DMed” this game translate at all to the TAZ setup or is it just hopelessly too much preproduction work?

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Aug 18, 2023Liked by The Besties

What character class skillset would you recommend beginning training my toddler in to prepare them for preschool? Rogue? Wizard? Bard? Fighter?

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Aug 20, 2023Liked by The Besties

Re: the DM mode question, Solasta: Crown of the Magister has user created campaigns. It’s a more budget 5e game than Baldur’s Gate (and the graphics definitely show it), but it’s full 5e ruleset and the tools for creating a user campaign are powerful. They’re not as flexible as the toolsets in Neverwinter Nights to my knowledge, but lots of people have made good stuff on it.

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Aug 18, 2023Liked by The Besties

Could you please give a shot out to libraries at some point on the show?? A lot of them have started lending out video games. New titles too!! Right now I have the new Final Fantasy, Resident Evil remake, and the Dead Space remake just sitting on the shelf. It’s a great resource for cash strapped gamers out there. Thanks!!

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Hoping to do an episode on this, perhaps in the new year!

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Aug 18, 2023Liked by The Besties

Good luck at Mario’s, Plante! What an assignment!

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by The Besties

We the people want to know what penis options everyone chose for your BG3 avatars

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Question for all of you, what are your favorite line reads in a video game? I’ll always love Tim Curry’s delivery of “sPACe” from Command & Conquer.

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by The Besties

My Facebook memories just popped up that I posted 15 years ago that I was waiting for my Too Human delivery. I know the game was a bit of a mess, but I loved it anyway. What traditionally "bad" games still hold a special place in your hearts?

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by The Besties

I'd love for y'all to cover Bomb Rush Cyberfunk. I've been playing it since it released and been having fun. Its super inspired by Jet Set Radio and got Hideki Naganuma on some of the tracks too

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Aug 18, 2023Liked by The Besties

just wanted to say i was kinda neutral on the whole newsletter thing but reading this one on a whim was a great decision. totally rules, keep up the good work y’all!

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Have any of you played Homebody? It's a PS2 horror style game that Game Grumps released in June and I'm going crazy because I'm not seeing a lot of talk about it! It deals with mental illness and friendship and like being a creative person and has been really fun to watch playthroughs of! I know scary games aren't Russ's thing and you guys have plenty of other games to check out but I just have to shout-out Homebody!

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This looks neat!

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Thanks for the advice Besties. Some 4 years after I got it I finally finished Outer Wilds (and even Echoes of the Eye).

I've played all the other games you recommended except for The Sexy Brutale, so that's next on my list. :D

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Has anyone tried out Signalis? It's an indie game which was released at the end of October last year but was overshadowed by some much bigger launches. Definitely something I think Griffin would love.

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