I have a magic rectangle. One side of it is metal, the other glass. Inside it are crystals of exceptional fineness, metal etched into intricate patterns, and traces of many exotic elements, all from different faraway lands. Symbols appear on the glass, and if touched in the right order, many wondrous and terrible things can happen. Just as often, they do not, and I have to spend an hour working out which part of the ritual I messed up.
Holy shit you guys! The #EU has adopted a standard to measure how repairable something is!
This means the path is now clear to make actual laws requiring companies to make their products repairable.
Twist: Bird's presence obviates the need for a healer because everyone stops fighting to fuss over Bird instead.
I still can't get over how incredible ordering food online is.
I poke at a magic rectangle (see pinned post) and somewhere around an hour later, someone comes to my home with food. I give them nothing in return, but we both agree I have paid for it.
This is made possibly by the same mechanism by which I work eight hours a day, and no one hands me anything, but we still agree I have been paid for my labour.
My life is weird.
Heroes of Might and Magic 4 was not a well-regarded entry in the series (I mostly liked it, with some reservations), certainly not after 3 which was widely regarded as a classic. It did do something interesting, though.
They overhauled the magic system, separating it into five distinct areas, each one with two aligned and two opposing. They didn't go with the Greek elements, either; the kinds of magic were Life, Nature, Chaos, Death, and Order. It was nice to see them do something a bit different, even if it did end up a bit similar to Magic: the Gathering (white, green, red, black, and blue respectively).
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