Fifteen Movie Questions Meme

From The Girl with the White Parasol via The Other Side.

Movie you love with a passion.
Portrait of Jennie: In terms of movies this is my first love ever since I saw it on the CBS Late Movie in the mid-seventies.  I have sought it out on VHS and DVD.  I still love it to this day.  While my “top five” or “top ten” list changes over time this is the one constant.

Movie you vow never to watch.
 

What came first, the monster or the monster beat…

So, I recently got an Android phone and can listen to net radio again at work (my employer recently blocked Pandora, LastFM, et al).  A co-worker convinced me to give Rhapsody a shot and having found they have things like all of the Conjure One, Covenant, and And One catalogs I’m subscribing.  I am disappointed that they have limited Beborn Beton but I’ll live.

One very interesting thing I’ve noticed is much of the year I’ve been listening to mostly metal, both in my own music and Pandora stations. At that time I put a lot into OSR, D&D, and Palladium games writing, reading, and trying to sell game ideas. Lately, past 3 weeks or so, I’ve been on a bit of nWoD and oMage kick with a glance at Mortal Coil. I’ve also been listening to more EBM, second wave Goth, Synthpop, and Futurepop. These gaming styles and musical interests do have strong correlations over time. I have to wonder: why, does one drive the other, do they switch which drives which, or is an external factor more to blame.

So, how does music relate to gaming for you: certain games equate to certain style, artists, or songs? Does what you hear drive what games are on your mind or vice versa?

Games I’d Like to Play (not run, play)

Inspired by Matt:

RPGs:

  • Mage (old or new)
  • ICONS
  • Rifts
  • Stars without Number
  • Anything from the FGU catalog, although for some odd reason today Flashing Blades is ahead of perennial favorites Psi World (which I have owned everything for as released for some reason) and Daredevils

Wargames:

  • The first AH Starship Troopers
  • Starforce by SPI (source of the name of the band “The Human League”)
  • War at Sea/Victory in the Pacific: one of the monster combined versions with all the extra navies and stuff…I’ve seriously considered making my own copy of VITP recently
  • Stellar Conquest
  • Orge (soon, very soon my precious)

Minis:

  • Gorka Morka: The single most enjoyable mini game, and one of the top five gaming nights period, was the last time I played this. Everyone lost and everyone had a blast.
  • Horde (hey, Giga-bites, where is my order)
  • Hordes of the Things
  • Starmada with my homemade minis
  • Malifaux: the designers are local and do demons on Thursdays at the above mentioned Giga-bites so maybe I just will tomorrow