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Collection of My Personally Created Collages/Pictures in One Place with Explanations and Information Relating to Trump and Who He Really is.Almost all of my collages/pictures all in one place
Collection of Almost Everything I have been Working on [Crosspost made to conspiracy]
All Roads Lead to Rome/Egypt [Crosspost Collection]
Donald Trump's Golden Obelisk in Vegas Shows He is the new Horus. The "Bull of Victory".
Recent OC of mine.
Azadi (Freedom) Tower in Tehran, Iran
I will compile a list of information here that will be useful to understand more of what's going on in this world. Feel free to suggest anything you think would contribute or just simply post it in the comments.
I need to clarify what I see my role as. My role is not to spell everything out for you and tell you what to think. I mostly see my role as basically a punch to the face of what most people think they know about this world. Whatever you think you know, its most likely a lie, because this entire world is nothing but layers and layers of lies stacked on top of each other. You never had a chance to not believe lies unless you actively fought against them and sought out truth instead which is something most people just simply don't have the time or energy for and understandably so. My job is too shake you out of your lies and if that makes you want to know more, then you will want to seek more but that has to be your own journey or else it won't make nearly as much of an impact as it needs to. Consider me the guy pointing his finger at things that need to be looked at more closely and offering a perspective that maybe you hadn't considered before. Then go look where I pointed with a new perspective and see where it leads you. If you don't care enough to do that then I don't care enough to explain things to you.
First I will list the order I recommend you read my personally written stuff since there is no way to organize it on Reddit. If you are relatively new to this kind of information, there are things you should know and read before you read others.
This lays out my basic argument for him being the "little horn" from the book of Daniel. Thought to be the Antichrist but it's possible he is just a major End Times figure that allows the true Antichrist to come into power. Only time will tell.
This talks about America/New York being Mystery Babylon in the Book of Revelation and what that means. I also connect the dots between Trump, Russia and the Scottish Rite Freemasons along with a 30 year old prediction from 1988 by the Economist magazine about a one world currency being implemented in 2018 by way of Bitcoin.
Here I talk about where all these secret societies originated from, how a prophecy from the book of Revelation about unclean frog spirits gathering the army of the Antichrist came true with the election of Donald Trump and the specific order of Free Masonry he belongs to. Does the spear that killed Christ play into this as well?
This ties all of these things together, Trump, Putin and Jewish Kabbalah. The Chabad Jews being the common link. I mainly reference many different articles pointing out these links and discuss how their end goal of the enslavement of what they call the "goyim" (Non-Jews) is going to come about.
With the ties of the Jews and Kabbalah to Ancient Egypt as well as the secret societies obsession with it, this all had to tie to that place eventually. This explores how it's tied to Trump
This is mostly Bible related to the very end of whats suppose to be right before Jesus comes back. I talk about the theory that aliens will come and act as our saviors only to enslave us with something that's called the NESARA act and how that relates to the Mark of the Beast.
To really tie this all together, you really need to read and understand the information in this article/video. Especially if you are a Christian and believe Yahweh to be God and the Father of Jesus.
All of my other OC should make a lot more sense after understanding the information in the aforementioned posts.
Learn how 9/11 was a ritual symbolizing the destruction of the 2 Jewish temples as a way to make way for a new world. Creating order out of chaos.
Here I talk about the dangerous cult centered around Trump that has people believing that he is this secret leader of the army against evil at the behest of God himself, how this relates to King Solomon and a dragon with a name that starts with Q.
Saturn worship is at the root of the Abrahamic religions. Saturn is the transmitter of the matrix we are all trapped in. Saturn is the Lord of the Rings. The Star of David and the black cube are 2 of it's main symbols, along with the Scythe and Sickle of the Grim Reaper.
Here I delve a little bit into the significance of the "2 pillars" and why they need to be destroyed (or unified) and how the number 911 is encoded in the very symbol for the Freemasons itself.
The Psychology of the Typical Trump Supporter: The Scared, Delusional Narcissist
All the Tactics Trump Supporters Use to Debate and How to Spot Them
The Trump Delusion
The Source of the REAL Trump Prophecies: His Own Twitter
The Trump Prophecies Pt 2: The Second Coming
A Prophecy About to Come True: Isaiah 30 - Woe to the Obstinate Nation
Who Are The Beast From the Sea and The Beast From the Earth (The False Prophet)?
The Mark of the Beast or the Number of It's Name, 666
The Muslim / Jewish Connection with the Black Cube with Gold Trim and the New Jerusalem, The Gold Cube in Trump Tower
Bible Verses That Prove Supporting Trump is Unchristian
Since The Holy Temple Is The Human Body and We're A "Living Stone", Is That Stone Limestone?
Is the Holy Spirit / Christian God Female? Comparison of Jesus's Story With The Sumerian Inanna & Dumuzid
Is Yahweh the God of Esau, The Red People aka The Canaanites?
A Look at The Hindu Fire God Angi in relation to Yahweh
Some Interesting Parallels and Direct Contradictions Between Yahweh, Abraham, Moses and Jesus and Who is The Destroyer, The Red Dragon and Leviathan?
A Comparison of the Roman Volcano god Vulcan and Yahweh
Is There Evidence in the Very Beginning of the Bible That We Are From Mars???
The First Great Deception: The Neolithic Revolution
A Rant About How We Got Here And How I Started My Journey.
A Basic Rundown of the Deception in the Bible and the Division in America
A Collection of My Thoughts and Personal Beliefs
My Personal Thoughts and Beliefs on Jesus and the Concept of Christ
Project Bluebeam: The Key to What's Happening and What's to Come
Trump, Regulus and the United Nations
The HUGE Significance of 11/14 or 11/5
The Two Pillars That Hold Up This World and The Triforce
A Union of Opposites: The End of the Age and the Splitting of Time
How Deception Works: The Disguised Egg
The God without a Mother and the 13 & 17 Year Cycle of the Magicicada
Trump The Russian Puppet: The Foundation of Geopolitics
Is the One World Government Close at Hand? The Arch of Triumph Does a World Tour
Winter is Here: Philadelphia, The Cave of Kelpius, and the Celtic festival of the Dead, Samhain
Return of Kal El and the Children of the Corn? Is the Matrix About to Get Reset?
The Meaning Behind H: Jesuits, The Number 8 and Pisces
Another Look at Gordon Ramsay: The "F" Word and the Facebook Logo
Back To The Future, 9/11 and Donald Trump
The Economist: The World in 2015 Cover & Serco
A Breakdown of the Predictive Simpsons Episode about Trump being President: Bart to the Future
The Unexplainable Connections of the Planet Vulcan From Star Trek to Real Life
Sinbad and The Old Man of the Sea
Trump's Choices of Songs at His Rallies Are Interesting: Is He Telling Us "The End is Near"?
10/10/18: Trump Rally in Erie, PA Song List Analysis [More hints at it being "The End"]
10/13/18: Trump Rally in Richmond, KY Song List Analysis [Love/Fighting/The End themes]
Bill Cooper & Secret Society InformationBill Cooper - Porterville Presentation (Part 1)
At the very least, Part 1 is a MUST watch. The other's aren't nearly as important.
Bill Cooper - Porterville Presentation (Part 2)
Bill Cooper - Porterville Presentation (Part 3)
Bill Cooper - Porterville Presentation (Part 4)
Bill Cooper - Porterville Presentation (Part 5)
Bill Cooper - Porterville Presentation (Part 6)
Bill Cooper on the Hegelian Dialectic Manipulation - Youtube
If you just want a preview of the the things he talks about here, this is a 15 min part of Part 1 with some good information in it.
Bill Cooper Predicts 9/11 on June 28, 2001 - Youtube
FreemasonryInside this Illuminati Temple - Youtub
Numerology Decodes Masonry
Masonic Symbolism (This entire site has lots of good information)
What is Freemasonry? - Youtube
Donald Trump: Freemason - Youtube
KabbalahKabbalah : The Religion of the Antichrist - Youtube
Rothschild's Israel & Kabbalah - Youtube
Kabbalah Magic Teachings Mystery Babylon & Satanic Illuminati - Youtube
An Introduction To Kabbalah, Part 1: What Is Kabbalah?
An Introduction to Kabbalah, Part 2: God Does Not Exist, God is Existence Itself
Kabbalah and The Antichrist: The Who, What and When
Ex-Chabad Member Exposes Trump Family Cult
Jared Kushner - Things are getting really bizarre - Youtube
Trump commutes sentence of kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin
Secret SocietiesTheories on Moses being an Egyptian Pharaoh
Discover King Solomon's Temple
New World Order Quote Compilation - Youtube
Bush & Kerry avoid Skull & Bones Question - Youtube
Illuminati Symbolism Inside The Catholic Church - Youtube
The Sidelock of Silence and Mysteries of Immaturity: The Connected Between the Jews and Osiris/Horus
Bohemian Grove: The Most Forbidden Place in America - Youtube
Bohemian Grove Ritual Caught on Tape - Youtube
JFK Secret Societies Full Speech - Youtube
Predictive Programming / ForeshadowingX-Files: The Plot to Takeover America & Cover ups - Youtube
Captain America 2: NWO Messages in Plain Sight - Youtube
Trump vs Bane (Inauguration Speech) - Youtube
Trump/Bane vs "Deep State" - Youtube
Trump Trackdown: The End of the World (1958 TV Episode) - Youtube
The Avengers - S06E16 - Invasion of the Earthmen (1969 TV Show)
Significant TopicsStrange Events Happening in America - US is Falling Apart - Youtube
Most People Don't Even Realize What's Coming - Youtube
Apocalypse Begins After Yom Kippur 2018? - Youtube
20/20 on SDI "Star Wars" Deaths (1989) - Youtube
Dr. Carol Rosin Talks About Wernher von Braun Warnings about Weaponizing Space - Youtube
Exploring the Electric Universe
Serco Global Control System Exposed - Youtube
Serco Owns the World: Big Brother Watch - Youtube
Serco - The Biggest Company You'e Never Heard Of
David Icke: Conspiracy of the Illuminati (Part 1) - Youtube
David Icke: Conspiracy of the Illuminati (Part 2) - Youtube
David Icke: Saturn isn't what you think it is either - Youtube
Sounds of Saturn: Hear Radio Emissions of the Planet and its Moon - Youtube
The BLACK GOO THEORY of EVERYTHING (mini-documentary): Bible Prophecy & the Black Goo Awakening - Youtube
Ancient EgyptThe Great Pyramid of Giza Might Focus Electromagnetic Energy in Its Chambers
Thoth: The Great Architect of Egypt
Phoenix Rising: 2012 Closing Olympic Ceremony - Youtube
Egyptian Seal bearing name of Judean king found in Jerusale\
9/11Back To The Future Predicts 9/11 - Youtube
Donald Trump Sold America to Israel - Youtube
The Bush 9-11 Classroom Ritual, The 'KIDS' Recite: KITE, KIT, STEEL, PLANE, MUST. - Youtube
Donald Trump Calls into WWOUPN 9 News on 9/11 - Youtub
Donald Trump TV Interview at Ground Zero on 9-11-01 - Youtube
9/11 Truth Donald Trump's Good Friend Larry Silverstein is a Liar - Youtube
One World Trade Center: Strange Eerie Sounds Coming from OWTC - Youtube
All Seeing Oculus Eye Opens Annually - Youtube
Oculus Eye Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero - Youtube
Other Interesting InformationWhat's Inside the Sumerian Bag? Secret Knowledge of the Lost Ancients - Youtube
Ted Talk: 2 Sides of the Brain
The Story of Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system - Youtube
The Hoyle State: A Primordial Nucleus behind the Elements of Life
Interesting View on the Future of AI and its control of the Internet
Symbol of the Trident: The Levites, The Phoenicians and the Fake Jews
The Secret Behind Numbers 3, 6, 9 Tesla Code is Finally Revealed - Youtube
Online Books:The Curse of Canaan
Indeed, the great movement of modern history has been to disguise the presence of evil on the earth, to make light of it, to convince humanity that evil is to be ''tolerated, '' ''treated with greater understanding, '' or negotiated with, but under no circumstances should it ever be forcibly opposed. This is the principal point of what has come to be known as today's liberalism, more popularly known as secular humanism. The popular, and apparently sensible, appeal of humanism is that humanity should always place human interests first. The problem is that this very humanism can be traced in an unbroken line all the way back to the Biblical ''Curse of Canaan.'' Humanism is the logical result of the demonology of history. Modern day events can be understood only if we can trace their implications in a direct line from the earliest records of antiquity
The Spear of Destiny
The Spear of Destiny: the occult power behind the spear which pierced the side of Christ is a bestselling 1972 popular occult book by the anthroposophist writer Trevor Ravenscroft (1921-1989), published by Neville Armstrong's Neville Spearman Publishers. Ravenscroft claimed that the book was based on research "by using mystical meditation" and on the papers of the Austrian anthroposophist Walter Stein given to Ravenscroft by his widow. Ravenscroft originally claimed to have met Stein, but later only claimed contact through a medium with Walter Stein's spirit.
Flying Serpents and Dragons: The Story of Mankind's Reptilian Past
World-wide legends refer to giant flying lizards and dragons which came to this planet and founded the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. Who were these reptilian creatures? This book provides the answers to many of the riddles of history.
Freemasonry and Catholicism
Part I Lucifer, the Rebel Angel 4 Part II The Masonic Legend 15 Part III The Queen of Sheba 26 Part IV Casting The Molten Sea 40 Part V The Mystery of Melchisedec 48 Part VI Spiritual Alchemy 66 Part VII The Philosopher's Stone: What Is It and How It Is Made 76 Part VIII The Path of Initiation 92 Part IX Armageddon, the Great War, and the Coming Age 102
Behold a Pale Horse
Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s.
The Secret Destiny of America
The Sabbatean-Frankist Messianic Conspiracy Partially Exposed
The New Freedom, by Woodrow Wilson
The New Freedom comprises the campaign speeches and promises of Woodrow Wilson in the 1912 presidential campaign. They called for less government, but in practice as president he added new controls such as the Federal Reserve System and the Clayton Antitrust Act.
Mystery Babylon Transcribed
Trump Predictive Books
The Odd Trump
Trump and Clinton: The Victorian Novel
"The Odd Trump" is a charming Victorian novel published by George J. A. Coulson in 1874. The "odd trump"' is not a winning card held by one of the characters, but is the hero himself. The hero is the old-fashioned hero of novels of a century ago—a strong, brave, tenderhearted, and honest young man, who opens the ball by rescuing the heroine from a watery grave.
Travels and adventures of Little Baron Trump and his wonderful dog Bulger
Baron Trump's Marvelous Underground Journey
The Last President (1900)
In the near future we shall establish the responsibility of presidents. By that time we shall be in a position to disregard forms in carrying through matters for which our impersonal puppet will be responsible. What do we care of the ranks of those striving for power should be thinned, if there should arise a deadlock from the impossibility of finding presidents, a deadlock which will finally disorganize the country? In order that our scheme may produce this result we shall arrange elections in favour of such presidents as have in their past some dark, undiscovered stain, some "Panama" or other -- then they will be trustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans out of fear of revelations and from the natural desire of everyone who has attained power, namely, the retention of the privileges, advantages and honour connected with the office of president. The chamber of deputies will provide cover for, will protect, will elect presidents, but we shall take from it the right to propose new, or make changes in existing laws, for this right will be given by us to the responsible president, a puppet in our hands. Naturally, the authority of the president will then become a target for every possible form of attack, but we shall provide him with a means of self-defense in the right of an appeal to the people, for the decision of the people over the heads of their representatives, that is to say, an appeal to that same blind slave of ours -- the majority of the mob.What if the reason the elite pedos & corrupt psychos are in fact being thrown to the fire? What if the point was always to expose it? Pedogate has the potential to tear down the global establishments in politics, media and religion.
It is from us that the all-engulfing terror proceeds. We have in our service persons of all opinions, of all doctrines, restorating monarchists, demagogues, socialists, communists, and utopian dreamers of every kind. We have harnessed them all to the task: each one of them on his own account is boring away at the last remnants of authority, is striving to overthrow all established form of order. By these acts all States are in torture; they exhort to tranquility, are ready to sacrifice everything for peace: but we will not give them peace until they openly acknowledge our international Super-Government, and with submissiveness. The people have raised a howl about the necessity of settling the question of Socialism by way of an international agreement. Division into fractional parties has given them into our hands, for, in order to carry on a contested struggle one must have money, and the money is all in our hands.The money is all in whose hands, and was even in 1903? Rothschild’s. Who controls the press? Rothschild’s. Has done since the mid 19th century (Reuters established mid 1800s). To say nothing of ALL the other Zionist control over the news media.
The words of the liberal, which are in effect the words of our masonic watchword, namely, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," will, when we come into our kingdom, be changed by us into words no longer of a watchword, but only an expression of idealism, namely, into: "The right of liberty, the duty of equality, the ideal of brotherhood." That is how we shall put it, -- and so we shall catch the bull by the horns. .... De facto we have already wiped out every kind of rule except our own, although de jure there still remain a good many of them. Nowadays, if any States raise a protest against us it is only pro forma at our discretion and by our direction, for their anti-Semitism is indispensable to us for the management of our lesser brethren. I will not enter into further explanations, for this matter has formed the subject of repeated discussions amongst us. For us there are no checks to limit the range of our activity. Our Super-Government subsists in extra legal conditions which are described in the accepted terminology by the energetic and forcible word -- Dictatorship. I am in a position to tell you with a clear conscience that at the proper time we, the lawgivers, shall execute judgement and sentence, we shall slay and we shall spare, we, as head of all our troops, are mounted on the steed of the leader. We rule by force of will, because in our hands are the fragments of a once powerful party, now vanquished by us. And the weapons in our hands are limitless ambitions, burning greediness, merciless vengeance, hatreds and malice.And one more...
What form of administrative rule can be given to communities in which corruption has penetrated everywhere, communities where riches are attained only by the clever surprise tactics of semi-swindling tricks; where looseness reigns: where morality is maintained by penal measures and harsh laws but not by voluntarily accepted principles: where the feelings toward faith and country are obliterated by cosmopolitan convictions? What form of rule is to be given to these communities if not that despotism which I shall describe to you later? We shall create an intensified centralization of government in order to grip in [our] hands all the forces of the community. We shall regulate mechanically all the actions of the political life of our subjects by new laws. These laws will withdraw one by one all the indulgences and liberties which have been permitted by the goyim, and our kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism of such magnificent proportions as to be at any moment and in every place in a position to wipe out any goyim who oppose us by deed or word.The Protocols mention control of gold, engineering the French Revolution, and controlling all of the money supply. "Give me control of a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws," - Mayer Amschel Rothschild
When we at last definitely come into our kingdom by the aid of coups d'etat prepared everywhere for one and the same day, after the worthlessness of all existing forms of government has been definitely acknowledged (and not a little time will pass before that comes about, perhaps even a whole century) we shall make it our task to see that against us such things as plots shall no longer exist. With this purpose we shall slay without mercy all who take arms (in hand) to oppose our coming into our kingdom. Every kind of new institution of anything like a secret society will also be punished with death; those of them which are now in existence, are known to us, serve us and have served us, we shall disband and send into exile to continents far removed from Europe. In this way we shall proceed with those GOY masons who know too much; such of these as we may for some reason spare will be kept in constant fear of exile. We shall promulgate a law making all former members of secret societies liable to exile from Europe as the centre of our rule. Resolutions of our government will be final, without appeal.So again. How does the narrative of Q not indicate to you that the end is near? That the 'storm' is the take over? While you're all 'following the white rabbit', they're drawing their plans against us. Q is a Zionist psy-op to keep you gnawing on a bone while 'they' win.
Questioner: When Jesus of Nazareth incarnated was there an attempt by the Orion group to discredit him in some way? Ra: I am Ra. This is correct. Questioner: Can you tell me what the Orion group did in order to try to cause his downfall? Ra: I am Ra. We may describe in general what occurred. The technique was that of building upon other negatively oriented information. This information had been given by the one whom your peoples called “Yahweh.” This information involved many strictures upon behavior and promised power of the third-density, service-to-self nature. These two types of distortions were impressed upon those already oriented to think these thought-forms. This eventually led to many challenges of the entity known as Jesus. It eventually led to one, sound vibration complex “Judas,” as you call this entity, who believed that it was doing the appropriate thing in bringing about or forcing upon the one you call Jesus the necessity for bringing in the third-density planetary power distortion of third-density rule over others. This entity, Judas, felt that, if pushed into a corner, the entity you call Jesus would then be able to see the wisdom of using the power of intelligent infinity in order to rule others. The one you call Judas was mistaken in this estimation of the reaction of the entity, Jesus, whose teach/learning was not oriented towards this distortion. This resulted in the destruction of the bodily complex of the one known as Jesus to you.The ‘Orion group’ mentioned, by the way, seems most likely to be the Draco reptilians. What has secret space program whistle blower Corey Goode said repeatedly about the Draco? They are in league with the Cabal. David Icke has been making the connection between the elite Cabal and negative reptilian forces for decades now.
Questioner: Could you tell me why the Orion group had to leave after, I believe, it figures to be a six-hundred-year period, why they had to vacate? Ra: I am Ra. Although the impression that they had given to those who called them [was] that these entities were an elite group, that which you know as “Diaspora” occurred, causing much dispersion of these peoples so that they became an humbler and more honorable breed, less bellicose and more aware of the loving-kindness of the One Creator. The creation about them tended towards being somewhat bellicose, somewhat oriented towards the enslavement of others, but they themselves, the target of the Orion group by means of their genetic superiority/weakness, became what you may call the underdogs, thereby letting the feelings of gratitude for their neighbors, their family, and their One Creator begin to heal the feelings of elitism which led to the distortions of power over others which had caused their own bellicosity. Questioner: You stated that about 3,000 years ago the Orion group left due to Diaspora. Was the Confederation then able to make any progress after the Orion group left? Ra: I am Ra. For many of your centuries, both the Confederation and the Orion Confederation busied themselves with each other upon planes above your own, shall we say, planes in time/space whereby machinations were conceived and the armor of light girded on. Battles have been and are continuing to be fought upon these levels.So, it would seem that the Jews, even as far back as the 3000 year old beginnings of humanities enslavement, were in league with the Draco. Don’t know about others, but I tend towards the theory that everything we think of as Gods, Angels, Demons, are simply extraterrestrials and interdimensional entities. Yahweh, the Law of One holds, was a negative entity. Could it possibly have been one of the Archons that the Gnostics were speaking of and that David Icke has thoroughly talked about over the years? He’s even connected Archons to Reptilians?
Do you believe HRC, Soros, Obama etc have more power than Trump? Fantasy. Whoever controls the office of the Presidency controls this great land. https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/146981635/#147023341Notice that he doesn’t actually indicate exactly who controls the presidency. The way this is phrased is sneaky. I believe he’s indicating that Trump is controlled and my guess would be that it’s by Zionists.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end".What might this be trying to tell us? Sounds good doesn't it? What about the Biblical context? Consider that...
"Jeremiah previously declared the divine prophecy that doomed the Israelites to exile in Babylon for 70 years. The Israelites viewed the prophecy as a hopeless proposition. As a result, they flocked to false prophets, including Hananiah, who prophesied that the exile would end in a shorter period of time. This situation led to Jeremiah's statement at verse 11 of chapter 29. The first part of the verse, "I know the plans I have for you, emphasizes that God had a set idea of what was going to happen to the Israelites in the coming years. Because the plans were set, the Israelites were incorrect to believe that the time of exile would be shortened. However, the second part of the verse, which states that these plans were "for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope," is included to remind the Israelites that the prophecy of exile was not a death sentence. God hoped the Israelites would not lose sight of their pending liberation from Babylon.”What happened 70 years ago in 1948? - the creation of Israel. Now consider the long history of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel. Israel, though officially a state since '48, seems to consider itself 'in exile', not having fully 'come into its Kingdom', if you like "the Israelites were incorrect to believe that the time of exile would be shortened", they thought their 'exile' was over upon the declaration of the Israeli state in 1948, but it has taken longer to fully eradicate the Arabs living in the region & reclaim the promised land The chapter that follows Jeremiah 29 is all about God showing Jeremiah the 'return of the Jews' from exile. I believe in a modern context --and given what has been going on in the middle east, the Jerusalem decision aggravating the Arab states... Ultimately providing the justification Israel needs (which is never much, to be fair) to finally defeat much of the middle east nations and create 'Eretz Israel'. The 'return of the Jews' is imminent. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTilOX5VAAA02Ly.jpg:large
It will happen when the weather cools. That's when they'll make their move. The plans laid long ago, before the founding of America, and older still, will come to fruition. They're trying to force God's hand. Watch for these signs: Three branches will become one. An island will drift away. A killing bolt will shine in the night but will not kill. The star will gorge itself on clay. Idols will speak and move about. The black flag will fly above the dome. The belly of the dragon will drip water. Two voices will call out in a silence that all will hear. A rock will stand on seven hills. The ravens will starve. The bear will leave its cave forever. The rod and the ring will strike.(As a slight aside: what's everyone's thoughts on the 'rod and ring' itself. I heard many people theorize that it is a reference to components of nuclear arms technologies. I don't believe that. I think it's a reference to genetics, DNA. I just can't work out HOW or WHAT it's going to mean lol. Of Rings and Rods: Regulating Cohesin Entrapment of DNA to Generate Intra- and Intermolecular Tethers - http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pgen.1006337 Organization and ordered expression of Caulobacter genes encoding flagellar basal body rod and ring proteins - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1474584 Some kind of change to our DNA perhaps? Corey Goode has made numerous claims about future activity from the sun and its effect on DNA. But it could even be something to do with the 'take down' of humanity using ET bio-warfare of some kind?)
“The WHOIS information for macklerr.com shows that it was first registered on Oct. 31, 2016 - the same day that the purported email from [email protected] appeared on the Web: http://whois.domaintools.com/macklerr.com In other words, there's no way an email could have been sent from macklerr.com more than 7 months before that (Mar. 19, 2016). This is a strong indication that the email is fake. Doesn't mean Q is fake.”If we are to believe any of what Q has claimed, we'd surely have to believe their capability is above sharing false information.
|Hi Brad! Congrats on getting the game funded—you and the team have more than earned it at this point, haha.||Character customization is something that's really important to me! We want to make sure that there are a lot of options for choosing your starting bloodlines at the beginning of the game, and also renaming children that are born throughout the game.|
|Good luck with the rest of the development, and thanks for doing the AMA! :D!||Naming equipment is a rad idea! I think extending the nicknaming system to equipment is rad. After slaying enough demons a sword could get a nickname that you could then change... that's so cool and now that you said it it's in my brain and it's going in the game! :D!|
|What would happen if you and Brad Shoemaker switched places?||I would get to play Dota all day and MASSIVE CHALICE would be terrible. :D!|
|Ok jk - I love the Giant Bomb guys. I'm sure that Brad would do a fine job designing video games... maybe. :D!|
|Will the world map be predetermined, or somehow generated (randomly, procedurally, etc)? Do you have any thoughts on allowing the player to somehow affect the size of the empire they rule over, or having it change (losing parts of it to demonic corruption if you lose a battle against the demons)?||I'm thinking that the map of the kingdom will be static, but the tactical battlefields will be as procedurally generated as we can make them!|
|That way, the overworld map will look beautiful and we can do awesome dynamic things to it as you suggest! I'm really excited about having "demonic corruption" be our parallel to the "panic" from new XCOM. Having an area of the kingdom get so corrupted that it gets up and walks away? Awesome! :D.|
|Did you and John Drake have a dance battle after the Giantbomb stream to settle your differences?||Man he was really giving me a lot of shit on the Giant Bomb stream! But I love that guy.|
|I am a pretty bad dancer so I try to only engage in knife fights.|
|In one of your videos, you mentioned abilities being combined by marrying heroes of differing disciplines. Is this a system that will allow for the combination of three or more disciplines, or is it pretty much only two class combinations at a time?||We're looking into systems that would allow all of the heroes that participate in this process (up to 4 of them? or maybe more?) to influence the skills and stats of the heroes. I would like the system to be this flexible, but it's a hard design problem. I'm excited to tackle it with John and the team! :D!|
|Have you ever frowned?||YES! :D!|
|What do you think of having some commoners (for marriage/having children) and orphans that are unknowingly descended from heroic bloodlines? (I see these leading to Lost Bloodline/House quests that would let the children (and orphans, if adopted) fully unlock the new traits or relics.)||That's a rad idea! We've talked about having "module" type story events that happen randomly throughout the game - this could totally be one of them! :D!|
|Hey Brad! :D. To put things in perspective, how many games would you say you've prototyped since finishing Iron Brigade? Super excited for MASSIVE CHALICE! Have a good one!||I've worked on three other games since IRON BRIGADE with MASSIVE CHALICE being number 4! BRAZEN was the main one that I pitched for a long time and the other two are SECRETSSS! :D!|
|Will same sex couples be able to adopt the children of heroes who die in combat? If so, would their adoptive status allow them to impart their discipline to any degree to the hero children? This question also applies to characters in may be sterilized by demonic infection, or by characters whose children died in combat, or any other similar complication?||We’re super interested in exploring nature vs. nurture in MASSIVE CHALICE and having the raising of children be as important as the creation of children! So we’re definitely looking into adoption / fostering as a mechanic to enable player choice when it comes to raising their heroic generations!|
|Basically, will adoption be possible? And how would that factor into hero development?||We're not sure exactly how this feature will be implemented, but we like it as a possible solution to be more inclusive with the game! :D!|
|How much fun was the making of the Kickstarter Video?? edit: how many times did you have to say "Camera ready sex god" before you didn't laugh on camera??||The guys at 2 Player Productions are amazing! It was a blast making that video. I've always wanted to work in Practical Effects so the fact that I got to make a vomit machine was so much fun! And the fact that the vomit machine was directed at my face was even better. :D.|
|I am terrible with scripts! I think I needed about 8+ takes for each of my speaking parts. Good thing I was unconscious for most of that video. :D!|
|I imagine that Massive Chalice will have a more FFT-like focus on swordplay and similar close quarters combat. Am I right about that? Can you tell us about any unique elements of XCOM's gameplay that Massive Chalice is likely to adopt?||You are definitely right about that! There will be a much larger focus on melee combat in MASSIVE CHALICE.|
|When can we expect a sequel to Alter Echo?||I have no idea where the IP is now that THQ is gone! Did anyone on reddit buy it? :D.|
|If relationships and families are a key to the strategic elements, will they show up in combat too? Examples: If family members are in battle together (like a father and son) and one of them gets injured seriously/killed in batte, will there be any sort of stat effect, like a high rage but low defense, etc? If a set of heroes is in battle together multiple times, will they get stat bonuses for familiarity?||We've talked about rolling this into a general "affinity" stat. I like this a lot because it can handle a lot of the different things that happen around families and friends fighting a battle together.|
|It also leads to some very cool things like family members having a natural affinity for each other, or the example that you gave - a hero with a high affinity for another hero witnesses their death on the battlefield. I think that's a great place for the psychological aspect of XCOM - panicking is a great place for this, but also having a hero go berserk because they just saw the death of their father. This really showcases the emergent story and character attachment aspects of MASSIVE CHALICE that I'm shooting for! :D!|
|Hey Brad! Something I've been wondering about for a little while now. How does having the project idea out in the open before development change the project? Is this something that you're excited or worried about? As a programmedesigner myself, I'd be worried that with a large crowd of people pitching ideas that I'd lose focus of my original design ideas and philosophies, are you worried about this happening or are you embracing the ideas that the backers are pitching towards you?||It changes it quite a bit I think. But it's exciting! It's so great that we can incorporate great ideas from the community RIGHT NOW. I've already harvested two or three fantastic ideas from this very thread since 11am! :D! I'm not really worried about it shifting or distracting me from the original vision. At Double Fine Tim has is a strong believer in the Project Lead being the vision holder, and that anyone and everyone can propose new ideas that should be considered. So after working in this environment for a long time I feel like we're just doing it on a broader scale!|
|I know the core pillars of this game: Engaging Tactics, Strategic Realm Management, Character Investment/Attachment, Epic Timeline. When people come up with new ideas we always look to how they support the main pillars of the game. If they are in direct support of one or more of these ideas we'll totally throw them on the pile to be sorted later.|
|Whats the world exploration like, if it exists in an exploratory way? Is it something reminiscence of Fire Emblem/X-com or more final fantasy like or something jsut completely different.||Our baseline is going to mirror the overall structure of XCOM. You'll be defending the whole realm in a very reactionary way. You'll speed up the timeline and years will pass and then BOOM! The demons are attacking the Keep in the north! And you'll have to dispatch a hero squad to deal with it.|
|One key difference - In XCOM you start with a pristine earth and you can only fail by losing parts of it. In MASSIVE CHALICE I want you to start with a half-destroyed kingdom so that you can feel like you can reclaim areas. I think it will be really great to feel like you're making some progress and not constantly sliding backwards! :D.|
|Can you make the game you wanted with a million dollars?||For sure! I mean, 20 million would be better, but scoping is a real and important piece of game dev!|
|We have a great engine and a lot of talented people that know how to be super efficient with time and resources. We're going to make an awesome game with the money that we get from kickstarter. I can feel it in my bones! :D!|
|When you are making a game, especially one with many distinct divisions of game play (tactical battle/strategic map/rpg/family tree/chalice simulator) where do yo start? do you focus one aspect at a time or all at once? i seems to me that any decision in the design or implementation of one layer affects all the other layers.do you plan on figuring out the whole skeleton of this game on paper before beginning production?||We’ll likely start prototyping both the strategy and tactics layers independently at first, then merge them together once the basics are ironed out. The strategy layer mainly influences what type, how many, and the strength of heroes you bring into tactical combat, so we can work on creating a solid tactics system with starting heroes being created in a different way, probably through debug menus or data files.|
|Also, Trenched is a game about love.||TRENCHED was totally a game about love. It's true! :D.|
|I've loved playing FF:Tactics as well as Fire Emblem on my portable gaming system. Is there any hope for Massive Chalice on the eShop or App store? (or the PSVita shop of course)||I love playing these games on portables too! But we're really just trying to put all of the funding from kickstarter into the PC/Mac/Linux version.|
|We want to support a gamepad (BIG PICTURE MODE YEAH!) so when we'll eventually be able to port it to other platforms. Hopefully the game will be great and we can port it EVERYWHERE! :D!|
|Dude, he's in a video on the game talking about the making of. Here it is.||I love all of my old Outrage Games friends. Those were some good times in Ann Arbor. :D!|
|Where can I listen to your ska band's album?||It might be lost to the ages! We were called The Codependents and we recorded a 4 track EP called Okinawa Holiday, in honor of Karate Kid 2. :D!|
|Really enjoyed the 2PlayerProduction videos on Broken Age. Is there any chance that they will do some stuff on your game, too, now it is revealed or will they focus their attention on Broken Age?||Thanks! You are definitely making me blush! :D.|
|I appreciate 'home' environments in games. Recently played the Mass Effect DLC Citadel, where your crew gets together and, for once, just parties a little bit without too much shooting. The ME series of games always had the Normandy as a home base and it felt like home because you returned there all the time and all those great characters lived there. Will there be a 'home', HQ in MASSIVE CHALICE or will it take place on a worldmap? To stick with a more recent example from Game of Thrones: every house has its seat in Westeros, sometimes with incredible sentimental value. Will there be different flavours of houses, will there be a castle that is your home?||The 2 Player Productions crew will definitely be involved with MASSIVE CHALCE, making a series of behind-the-scenes dev diaries that should give you a cool look at how we're making the game. They’re still working on the Broken Age updates, too, and we think both series will have unique personalities.|
|Are you really a vampire? Totally stoked for MASSIVE CHALICE, really digging how you're doing the frequent developer diaries and such. Huge props to you, and can't wait til you get 12 people deep on the development side!||MASSIVE CHALICE is an autobiographical piece about my own struggle with immortality. As a daywalker, I really want people to be more sympathetic of my condition.|
|Thanks so much for the support! I cannot wait to start working on the game in earnest after the kickstarter closes! :D!|
|When you permit people to create lines/sigils, do those names retain any tangible meaning as far as storyline or abilities? I.E., if I were to create a line/sigil, do I get to select what disciplines they have, or story elements, or perks/quirks? Is that randomly generated and assigned a name randomly as well on each play through?||I think that all other aspects of the bloodline (story/perks n quirks/etc) will be randomly generated. We have a lot of people that will be submitting bloodlines to the game and I think that this stuff has to more randomized!|
|In your system, how much flexibility will there be for the length/detailed growth a user wishes to put in? As an example, in FFT, I would sink 200 hours into a playthrough to master all classes with all characters. Clearly, this will not be the way your game works, but is it the kind of game that I could keep a playthrough going for weeks, months? Or is it more of a rinse and repeat process on this?||We’re hoping to design the campaign to be very time-expandable, and maybe incorporate an Endless or Marathon mode for players who want to sink hundreds of hours into a playthrough. MASSIVE CHALICE won’t be super grindy by design though - we want to make sure that new technology and enemies don't wear out their welcome as you progress!|
|We're also looking into cool ways that previous playthroughs could impact future playthroughs of the game. But we're kind of sitting on those for now! :D!|
|Will Chris Remo be on the team for Massive Chalice in some form?||He'll definitely be contributing to the game on the community end, and I also really value Chris's opinion as a gamer and an aspiring game designer! So... YES! :D!|
|How are you guys planning on designing the game so future heroes that have inherited their ancestors skills dont end up imbalanced? Are the world creatures going to evolve like the characters?||Enemy opposition will increase in strength over time as well - new enemy units will be introduced, numbers may increase as the invasion runs its course, etc. You’ll need some massively powerful heroes to deal with the onslaught! :D.|
|Would you rather fight one Tim Schafer sized John Swisshelm or one hundred John Swisshelm sized Tim Schafters?||Now that Tim has completed his juice diet, I think that one Tim Schafer sized John Swisshelm is the right choice. Also I'm technically his boss... so a slightly larger John Swisshelm doesn't scare me that much. :D!|
|Is there going to be a character class/ability set based around falconry? Or Dogs of War for that matter? Really, any kind of badass animal husbandry at all.||An animal-familiar based class or two would be really awesome, so we’ll see! The new Call of Duty seems to have combat dogs covered, though! :D Falconry is such a cool way to do a non-standard ranged class. I really love this idea, but it's a lot more of a time/resource commitment to make it work than an archer! Sorry to put my producer hat on there for a minute... it's always such a bummer when time and money show up to ruin the party. :D!|
|What do you envision for the visuals: the art direction for the characters/environments as well as the way combat and non-combat will appear on screen? Will combat look like Civ Rev or XCOM, for example? (What are the limits to the vision/mechanics?) Will you only really know after funding is complete?||Combat will be more XCOM than Civ Rev - we’re going squad based and we want you to be able to see your individual heroes kicking some demonic ass! MASSIVE CHALICE will run on Double Fine’s in-house 3D engine, Buddha, and we want to take advantage of it. For more on the art direction, check out this Concept Art Commentary that I did with art director Mark Here right here! :D!|
|Link to www.youtube.com|
|Will there be BOSS BATTLES?||That's a lot of questions!|
|Will there be rich ancient lore?||BOSS BATTLES - maybe!|
|Will there be nice soothing medieval music?||Rich ancient lore - probably, but I want to focus more on the gameplay!|
|Will there be divine intervention? like valeria (in valkyrie form - rescuing conan in "conan the barbarian" 1982 movie?||Soothing medieval music - we're looking for something non-standard that gets us away from standard fantasy tropes! So probably not!|
|Will there be numerous demon powers?||Divine intervention - oooh maybe! :D!|
|Will a cleric be the best choice when fighting those demonic powers?||Numerous demon powers - Definitely!|
|Will there be scantily clad armored female warriors? or (on the demonic side) succubae in massive chalice???||Scantily clad armored female warriors - no way! Our women will be just as capable as the men, not sex objects! There will be no chain mail bikinis in MASSIVE CHALICE - you've got my word on that! :D!|
|Cheers for taking the time to do this even if you don't answer this anyway, just wanted to through out a few questions I hadn't seen before.||I don't answer questions from people that have trounced me in dota.|
|Good luck with everything, I'll be backing the KS before the day ends.||I love this prophecy idea! I'll kick it around with John and see where it goes!|
|Does your face ever hurt from :D'ing so much?||There are times when it does. But I try to just power through it. I think my grinning muscles are the most toned piece of my body at this point. :D!|
|Do you think having less concrete information about Massive Chalice than most new game kickstarters have hurt its funding? I understand why you started the KS when it did, but if you could do it over again, would you have waited a little while longer to launch the kickstarter? Maybe to get some video of a prototype up right at the start and have more concrete info on the specific game mechanics?||I think that Kickstarter can be used for all sorts of things! I think it's rad that it can be used for games that are almost complete or it can be used for games like MASSIVE CHALICE that are still early on in the concept phase.|
|Right now I'm looking at a seven digit number on our kickstarter page and I don't think I would do anything differently! Ask me in a year? :D!|
|In terms of the Game of Thrones influence, will you have politics play out between the noble houses? For example, a house could ask for assistance with something in return for them giving you a great hero or some other resource, or a house could ask you to let another house be destroyed by demons so they can become more powerful. Will they be playing against each other or is everyone under your command?||I feel like we have so many game systems going on that bringing politics into it, while cool, could over complicate things.|
|I like the idea of taking any energy towards politics and putting it towards the demonic corruption concept. Having a hero use too much demonic technology and becoming corrupted, defecting to the enemy and then having to fight him later... that has some of the feel of having to fight human-ish characters and is super cool!|
|I also think that human on human violence bums me out a little bit in games... there's just a lot of it and I'd like to avoid it in my games if we can! :D!|
|Have you played much Crusader Kings 2?||I have not played a lot of it! But I've really liked what I've played so far and I got some great tips from people at E3 for starting out. As soon as I have some free time on my hands I'm going to dig into this sucker!|
|I love their traits system! :D!|
|Will the titular Massive Chalice be used to trap demons under, in the same way that we trap spiders under regular sized chalices?||YES.|
|This being the second Kickstarter you guys make, do you see Double Fine continuing the use of crowd-funding for your games?||We're looking at all sorts of funding methods for our games!|
|But the kickstarter community has been really great - I wouldn't be shocked if we returned down the road! :D.|
|Will character models change over time, or change based on events?||That’s the plan! You’ll get to see your characters age over time and that change will be reflected in their character model. Other changes we’re considering are the corrupting influence of demonic technology and perhaps permanent injuries. There's a lot of possibilities in a system where the characters age and pass away! :D!|
|What sort of direction will Massive Chalice go in, will it be more serious like Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics, or are we going to be seeing hilariously crazy stuff like in the Disgaea games?||I want the game to be funny, but I think we'll be steering clear from "wacky." I love the Prinnies as much as the next guy, but it's not really my personal style. :D!|
|I think the game will have a somewhat serious tone to it, but I've always liked the ridiculous over-the-top setting that is self-consistent and never acknowledges the pieces of the world that are weird/different.|
|That's pretty vague... the concrete example I always use is Evil Dead 2 vs. Army of Darkness. Evil Dead 2 is still "funny" but it's more serious and I always feel that Ash is about to wink at the camera in lots of scenes in Army of Darkness. AoD crosses that line a bit for me and I just prefer the consistency of the second one!|
|I hope that helps! :D!|
|Will the battlefield in MC feature a grid and visible map borders? i like that "retro" fft style. hope you'll made good use of heights in the terrain. will the demon designs be as cool as in brütal legend? im looking forward what MCs final artstyle will be.||We haven’t started exploring battlefield presentation yet, but we’re leaning towards a grid-based system with explorable maps and line-of-sight vision for your heroes. Battlefield boundaries will need to be represented in some way, but probably not via the same approach used in FFT. I want the battlefields to feel a bit more grounded and realistic than the cool but abstract "floating chess boards" of FFT! We're still exploring demon designs but the Tainted Coil is definitely an inspiration for outside-the-box art direction for cool enemies! We want them to feel creepy and weird and unlike standard fantasy enemies.|
|:) greetings from germany ps. saw some german doublefine guy in one of tims broken age kickstarter movies.. is he on the Massive Chalice Team too?||Oliver Franzke is "that Double Fine German guy" and he's working on Broken Age! Maybe he'll be on MASSIVE CHALICE after Broken Age ships! :D!|
|Based on your responses so far is it safe to assume that MASSIVE CHALICE is the offical way to write the name, or do you all-caps game names in general?||MASSIVE CHALICE is the official name of the game. All caps is the only way to provide proper respect to the chalice. :D!|
|I loved the idea of Massive Chalice as soon as I saw your video, it was one of those 'Why hasn't this been done before?!?!' kind of moments. I really wish you the best of luck creating it! And while I'm eager to hear more about the game, I have several other questions surrounding other aspects if I may. I've read that 2PP are going to be filming you as you progress through MC's development. I absolutely love their work. What they're doing with Broken Age at the moment is incredibly interesting. Has it been different having a documentary crew around? As opposed to working in secret and showing off certain screens as and when you were ready and wanting to? And are you looking forward to having your fans watching every move and being able to provide feedback? (Also, is there any particular reason this is being made viewable by the public, rather than just backers this time?)||1) 2 Player is amazing! I love them a lot. It's been weird getting used to having cameras around... but mostly they haven't been pointed at me since I'm not working on Broken Age! :D I like that we're not working in secret any more... it's just more fun and interesting to work with the community and get feedback ASAP! P.S. I've had many of those "why didn't I think of this?!?!?" moments as a game designer. Most recently with the excellent game FTL. :D!|
|I imagine for every person launching a Kickstarter the anticipation must be nerve-racking. I remember watching the video of Tim pressing Launch on what was, back then, Double Fine Adventure, and I can't imagine how he, or anyone else doing a Kickstarter must feel. Do you think you felt extra nervous because of the success of DFA? After seeing how much money they'd raised? Did you feel there was any extra pressure on you?||2) It's completely nerve wracking. I thought I was going to vomit like 5 times that morning! There was a lot of pressure on me, but honestly there was so much support from the studio that it really felt nicely distributed. It wasn't just me pressing the launch button, it was the whole studio, and that made it a lot easier. :D!|
|Has there been any thought on having the raising of the children being a game system? i.e. Child from Tully's being raised by Starks, or an accomplished fighter mentoring up and coming fighters.||Yeah! We think hero raising should incorporate both nature and nurture, so we’re looking into fostering / tutelage being another way to influence your young heroes! This feature is really high on our list because it helps create those emergent stories that we're looking for! :D!|
|With the million dollar mark coming up (and already surpassed when paypal+bitcoin is considered), can you tell us anything about your plans for the teamstream? You've mentioned open development a lot, but what sort of things do you have in mind?||We're going to do all sorts of stuff on the teamstream!|
|Early on it will be more about concept art, playing inspirational games, and discussing the design of the game.|
|Then we'll move on to tech demos and prototypes - walking you guys through the progress that's being made on the programming end.|
|From there we'll move into pre-alpha footage of the game, where we show you everything is coming together. I refer to this part of game development as THE TRAINWRECK PHASE because it's always a disaster! This should be really fun to show in public! :D!|
|After that it's going to be about doing playthroughs on the stream and getting feedback about specific features.|
|And then we're done! You'll get to play the game! :D!|
|Any plans for destructible environments or destructible elements in MC ? Ex. can I set a bridge on fire to prevent the enemy from crossing ?||No set plans yet, but if MASSIVE CHALICE’s scope and time permits, we’d love to include environmental destruction that impacts gameplay and gives the player more tactical options! :D.|
|Brad, thanks for doing the AMA! Since Massive Chalice hasn't revealed any stretch goals yet I have to know if there have been any talks of expanding the number of platforms the game is coming to due to the Kickstarter's success. Jake Solomon saw the advantages of touch for turn-based strategy and decided to bring X-COM to the iPad. Is there a chance we could see Massive Chalice on the iPad or Playstation Vita?||We want all of the money from the Kickstarter to go towards the PC/Mac/Linux version of the game.|
|But eventually I would love to port it EVERYWHERE! :D!|
|What were you thinking for a character limit on the battlefield? Also what kind of movement and actions will the characters have. Chess piece style movement with a seperate cut scene for actions kind of like Fire Emblem. Full animated characters walking across the field with action happening right after you select it in battlefield like FFT?||For character limit I think we want to keep it low. Here's my reasoning! 1) Faster tactical battles. Less time between visits to the world map is good! 2) More attachment to the heroes. Individual permadeaths are more meaningful! We're definitely shooting for a more realistic scale. The actions will play out right there on the battlefield - no jumping to a cutscene and back! :D!|
|Also I like that video games have determined that 5 is a nice number for a fantasy party of heroes! :D! We're probably going to look at 4-8 as the ideal target.|
|Will you guys be releasing development updates in the style of Broken Age? That would be so awesome!||We’re super stoked about doing open development with MASSIVE CHALICE! The 2 Player Productions guys are on board to do behind-the-scenes videos that will be geared more towards design and development than the Broken Age documentaries since we don’t have to worry as much about spoilers. I'm going to really encourage the team to be active in the forums, tumblr, reddit, etc. We’re excited about doing a livestream every two weeks where we can show work in progress and answer your questions live! :D!|
|Keep up the good work, and deliver some kisses to Tim.||I'll also give Tim a kiss for you. On the lips. :D!|
|So I, for one, am pant-darkeningly interested in this project, but I have concerns about the size of the chalice. Exactly how massive a chalice do you expect to be able to incorporate in the game, based on the $725,000 goal you initially posted?||The chalice will be MASSIVE at 725k, and only more MASSIVE at 1M! :D!|
|In one of your podcasts/videos, you mentioned "tainting the bloodline" with demonic technology. Will this always be your choice as King/Queen/Supreme Ruler? Can some of your less loyal/savory/wise houses experiment with the technology behind your back? In some sort of lust for power or "path to hell paved by good intentions" sort of way?||I feel like some of the more "sims"ey ideas, where the heroes have a lot of free will, could end up taking the game in a frustrating direction. So I think we want the player to be in control of most of the sweeping decisions about things like which heroes will partake in demonic technology. However! There are times when it's super sweet! I love it when your soldiers panic and freak out occasionally in XCOM. We had talked about demonic corruption causing your heroes to change allegiance randomly for a few turns in battles - that's super cool. :D!|
|As someone who creates content, do you think there's a solution for middle class content creators? It seems that they're the most hurt by piracy, yet free-culture proponents almost exclusively focus on large corporations. Kickstarter, Indie Go-Go, and their brethren aren't picking up that slack- tales of success seem to be the outliers, and many of the poster-children (Radiohead, Amanda Palmer, etc.) rely on past success and marketing dollars. So, will this pick up, and will there be a middle class of creators? Or are we now living in a world of (sometimes skilled, but still) amateurs?||This is a smart question and demands a much longer answer than i can give here. but the short of it in my opinion is that it's a misunderstanding to assume it's harder for 'middle class artists' in this climate. it's always been very very hard. there have always been obstacles and gatekeepers. the digital landscape has opened many many doors and closed some doors. it's in many ways easier, but you still need that magic combo of talent, tenacity and luck.|
|Man I'm sorry but I've gotta ask...what happened to you man? Why did Keanu make it out and why did you disappear into obscurity?||Haha. not an offensive question at all. I quit acting professionally in 94, after Freaked to focus on writing and directing. I'd been acting professionally since I was 10 years old and I wanted out of the public eye. It's really only been in the last couple of years that i've intentionally been slipping back in front of the camera. But I think it's important for child actors to spend time away from constant exposure. I tell a lot of kids this in that field.|
|Be honest…has Keanu admitted his immortality to you?||I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you. And then he would drink your blood and live for another millenia...|
|Did you buy any Bitcoins before they blew up in value recently?||Haha, I did not. The Winklevoss twins got them all :)|
|Since George Carlin has died, will there be some new character coming in to replace Rufus in helping the Wyld Stallyns?||We've spent a lot of time and thought on making this work. all i can say right now :)|
|On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely is it that B&T 3 will be financed and actually get made?||I'd say 10 but it's Hollywood... so 9.9?|
|Did you ever use the SR before it went down?||I honestly did not. I am a dull family man and most of what i need to purchase online can be found in the toddler section of Amazon :)|
|Your stepmom is cute. Remember when she was a senior and you were a freshman? Do You get BnT references constantly and do they annoy you?||No, thankfully I like the movies a lot. I have some friends who acted in movies that they can't shake that they hated. that is an existential nightmare from which one can never awaken!|
|Thanks for doing this AMA, and for being part of one of my all-time favorite films. You've been quoted as saying "[Bill and Ted] was a happy accident. No one thought it would ever see the light of day." Could you expand on that?||Both BnT movies were made independently. The first one was really low budget and kind of under the radar when we made it. then it sat on a shelf for a year after being made, when the producing company went belly up. So we kind of gave up on it. Then it was bought up and released and was a big hit :)|
|What was it like working with Mr. T? Is his public persona accurate as to who he really is?||It is! Exactly! He's a really great person, into community outreach and helping people. A wonderful guy.|
|When will we have a new Bill and Ted to watch any plot details You can share? What got You so interested in Bitcoin? Also, Thank You for being so Excellent! Party On!||I first got interested in Bitcoin in '09, when it magically appeared out of the ether. Much like Napster appeared out of nowhere 10 years prior. I recognized that Bitcoin felt like the next big thing to come out of peer-to-peer.|
|What can I do to get into the Bitcoin World. I don't know much about it.||Start at blockchain.info. that will lead the way.|
|Do you think the Tor network is forever tainted due to the Silk Road takedown, or does it still remain a viable method of obtaining true anonymity on the Internet?||Absolutely not. SR accounts for a tiny fraction of TOR use and is not going to impact Bitcoin much either in the long run. As Wozniak so perfectly put it, you don't shut down the whole highway when one car is speeding.|
|What was the funnest thing about making The Lost Boys?||Having dirt kicked into my eyes by the two Coreys in my death scene. Actually it wasn't funny at the time; i had full eye contacts in and my cornea got scratched. had to go the hospital. Loved those guys tho...|
|Any cool memorabilia you kept from Bill and Ted?||I had my evil robot head from BnT 2, but it eventually rotted. I used it as a doorstep. My kids loved it :)|
|What motivated you to be one of the first films to educate those about the online blackmarket? why exactly do you need the funding from the kickstarter?||Because, like the Napster story, there is a lot of noise but not a lot of context. I think we need some context and our film will be one form of providing that. We are using Kickstarter for some of the funding in order to begin to build our community for the film. We want people's input, the changes occurring through the Web are part of a global movement.|
|Are you actually going to provide any information we don't already know from all that's been written about this? Is this just a movie version of a bunch of news articles?||Our doc is an expansive examination of a movement that began decades ago and is now hitting a peak of global impact. we are interviewing the core players in this story. It's not the kind of thing news articles do in any capacity. join our kickstarter, be part of the process and of the movie's community :)|
|How did you do research for the script? How did you get a script just a few weeks after SR was busted?||It's a documentary :)|
|Alex, as someone who studied Napster so much for Downloaded, what would Bill & Ted have thought of it: Most Excellent or Non-Triumphant?||They would have said 'huh???'|
|Is a melvin a synonym for wedgie, or a completely different maneuver executed from the front?||You answered your own question :))|
|Is there any fond memory that stands out from making The Lost Boys?||Honestly the most fun i ever had 'working'. Joel Schumacher knows how to create an amazing environment to work in. It's one of my fondest memories of my crazy youth! :)|
|On the kickstarter page, under the "Silk Road" header, the phrase "trading mostly in drugs and weapons" is used. Don't you feel that claiming that weapon sales were a large part of the silk road's operations is misleading? especially since weapon sales were specifically banned from the site shortly after its creation? Certainly the part about mostly trading in drugs is spot on, but also weapons? Come on, that's just untrue.||Sorry if that seems misleading. As the Armory only lasted a year. But SR was built for that purpose wherever it ultimately landed.|
|I don't know if you remember me, but I went to school with your son in LA, me and my brother stayed at your house a few times. Kinda funny how I never got to thank you for being so excellent in Bill and Ted back then, so I figured I'd do it now!||Hey Dante! Hope you guys are well!|
|I suppose I should ask a question, so what drew you to the idea of the deep web? What made you want to make this movie?||The Deep Web lies at the heart of the digital revolution, that has impacted every corner of our lives. There are huge changes that have occurred in the last decade, and many more around the corner. Examining the Deep Web in detail allows us to closely examine this revolution and its implications.|
|Do you think that the high prices that bitcoins are experiencing right now is actually a bad sign, since it indicates instability? Where do you think the value of Bitcoins will ultimately fall once the bubble bursts?||No one knows where it will settle. It's not unlike gold in this regard. But once it's been around a bit longer and more people are taking it, the value will increase within that framework but not in such a wild manner. this form of currency is here to stay, of that there is no question.|
|How did people find silk road online? That always boggled my mind, because I assume it wasn't as easy as googling it haha Did you have to like, "know" someone in the business to gain membership?||It's not hard to find these sites, it's just dangerous. don't go hunting for scorpions unless you are prepared to get stung.|
|So Deep Web... Do you have a script already? Are you dealing with the actual events, or fictionalizing them? If the former, are you worried about having to pay folks for rights? If you have a script, how does it toe the line between being too simplified to please the target demo/actually tell the story and too esoteric for the mass market?||It's a feature documentary. please join our kickstarter :)|
|I don't think the story is too esoteric at all, just as the details of the Napster story weren't. These are universal stories about global communities.|
|How much about the deep web did you investigate? I have done some looking into it recently and there is some pretty disgusting stuff out there. To be honest I kind of wish I never heard about it. Silk road is only the tip of the iceberg and to me doesnt seem like that big of a deal compared to some of the other stuff out there like the hitmen websites and human dolls for sale etc. What is your take on the rest of it outside of silk road?||There is a lot of dark and horrible stuff in the Dark Web. The Deep Web is a much broader world, and in my view needs to be understood as separate from the much smaller Dark Web, and in need of protection.|
|When did you get into directing? I realize I could easily find this out on IMDB but it's just cooler to ask the source!||Hah, thanks for asking! I actually went to NYU film school to study directing before I acted in all the movies. It's always been one of my passions. I started directing professionally in about 86. Shooting music videos and commercials and then our show on MTV, The Idiot Box.|
|So I'm guessing MTV/Viacom or somesuch own the DVD rights to The Idiot Box? There was a fair amount of comedy from that era of MTV that I'd love to be able to watch again…||MTV owns it... why no DVD... yet...|
|What was it like working with a big star like Larry "bud" Melman?||He was awesome of course. RIP.|
|Wait, does Satoshi = Stations???||Ahhh you cracked the code!!!|
|Excellent job on Downloaded! I enjoyed remembering a time in the not so distant past when 'regular people' could not envision a world in which their music lived on a computer. Today, regular people cannot envision a world in which their money lives on a computer. I was also surprised to learn about your early connection with the world of MP3s. Could you elaborate on what you think we can learn about Bitcoin based on your experiences with Napster and the MP3 scene in the late 90's?||The world is responding to Bitcoin and a new awareness of the Deep Web much like they responded to Napster, with fear and demonizing. Our film aims to put these things in some context.|
|What made you want to do this documentary? I've been following the story myself and it's certainly one worth following but how did you yourself first get interested in the topic?||I have been interested in global web-based communities and emerging technologies since the mid 80's. There is a revolution occurring in global culture at the moment, that will change everything. and it's only just beginning. what's not interesting about that?? :)|
|I don't have a question but Excellent Adventure made me who I am today. Thank you. Fuck it, uh. Do you agree that Cinnamon Toast Crunch is hands down the best cereal?||My kids do. it's evil.|
|off, I want to thank you for posting my Rasta Eyeball with a machine gun tattoo on your blog. It made getting it completely worth it. I just want to know which of the characters from Freaked is your favourite?||Stuey Gluck!!|
|And your tat is amazing!|
|Hello there, thanks for doing this! I just wanted to ask if by making a movie that sheds light on the dark web/bitcoins etc. It will shed more light on an area of the web that generally dislikes the attention. In other words could it create a misaprehension of the mission and possible positive effects the darkweb community tries to provide?||I think the current media spin has that effect; in that it tends to paint the entire deep web and bitcoins and cryptography with a negative brush. this is both inaccurate and destructive. Our movie does not paint dark things in a positive light, it gives context to the entire arena.|
|Will the Silk Road be back? Also, can you say hi to my smokin hot babe Sherry?||It is back.|
|Hey Alex, A quick glance at your wikipedia page has made me realise you directed Knock Me Down by RHCP! Did you have much contact with the band? How was it working with them? Thanks for the AMA; Looking forward to B&T3!||I love the chili's and have known them for decades. they are still great, but in the mid 80's when I had the fortune of doing some work with them, it is hard to quantify how amazing they were. the best live act on the road, by far!!|
|So when are you planning to bless the world with Bill & Ted 3?||Soon as we get it up and running!|
|If you could star in any movie from any time, what movie would it be and what role would you have and why?||Buster Keaton in anything probably. No one in the movies ever had a better time.|
|So what is the "untold" story of Bitcoin/Silk road? Isn't most of it public knowledge by now? Or we'll we have to wait and see the movie?||You don't have to wait if you join our Kickstarter and become part of the making of the movie! It is hardly public knowledge as no one has framed this story up yet in one film, and the story itself is unfolding every day. :)|
|What was the most surprising thing you found out about the Silk Road?||That's in the movie :)|
|Hey Alex, What will Deep Web be like? Sort of a CNN special or does it have a bigger ambition, i.e. are you making it on a scale for wide distribution in movie theaters? If the latter, what documentaries would you compare it to in terms of style and storytelling?||Our doc has a broader ambition than reportage. We are making a film about a technological revolution that has been brewing for decades.|
|Hm, don't know you but this does sound interesting. When can we expect this movie to come out? Anything interesting about these topics you learned?||Every day I learn something new and fascinating. We hope to finish within the next year. Join our kickstarter and be part of our community :)|
|What ''good'' is there in the deep web? I only hear stories about horrific things like drugs, black market stuff, assassins, etc. Also, were you fortunate enough to had invested in bitcoin in it's early stages?||The Deep Web is being demonized somewhat in the press, which is a misunderstanding of what it is. DW represents all content on the web that is not indexed. this doesn't mean people are doing bad things. it means they are unseen. the Dark Web is a term that has come to characterize people who use the web for illicit means. the dark web represents a fraction of the Deep Web.|
|On your Kickstarter campaign, you say, "Bitcoin has the potential to create a level of global disruption that will make Napster look like child's play." Can you expand on that?||BitCoin is a peer to peer crypto-currency. Like any peer to peer technology it is decentralized and operated by a wide user base spread across the net. As such it is here to stay, and being an unregulated currency that exists outside the control of banks and governments, it is poised to have a massive impact on the world. That's what I mean :)|
|Why are you focusing on the darker side of the deep web instead of the good side? Its virtues clearly outweigh the illegal stuff. As someone who appreciates the privacy benefits of Bitcoin, TOR and the Deep Web, I am concerned about the public's disproportionate focus on its negative and illegal uses. Do you plan to address this bias at all?||Question 1: I am absolutely not only focusing on the dark side of the Deep Web. In fact one of my key points is that the Deep Web is misrepresented, and inaccurately represented. It is mostly just a reference to all the content on the web that is not indexed. Most of which is not dark and a lot of which is frankly boring private data :)|
|Are you accepting Bitcoin for the financing of this film? If not, why not? Again, thanks for doing this, but I am concerned that your focus on the negative side of TOR will continue to twist the public's perception in the wrong direction.||2: We will absolutely be accepting BTC for the movie. But Kickstarter does not accept BTC so we are doing that separately. Stay tuned!|
|3: Yes the bias is a big problem and we will debunk the myths, just as I did with Downloaded. People like to hold onto their preconceptions tho, so I have no illusions about turning the world around :) A lot of people loved my Napster movie, but there were many in the mainstream press who were outraged that I didn't spend more time castigating the Napster architects for being thieves who created piracy software, when clearly that is not the truth, just the well-spun myth. but myths die hard.|
|How concerned are you with getting all the details right? You plan to talk about things happening in the more obscure and less legal parts of the Internet. The people who use those parts of the Internet are often pretty knowledgeable about the fine technical details, and are annoyed when people get them wrong. Even the term "Deep Web" has a whiff of "Information Superhighway" or "Series of Tubes" about it. Aside from just wanting to get the details right for the sake of having an informative and accurate documentary, are you concerned at all with upsetting the wrong kinds of people by doing this? After all, the guy behind Silk Road is rumoured to have tried(?) to have people killed.||Our film isn't a Silk Road movie but an exploration of the history and evolution of the Deep Web, as told by its architects. That is the story that I believe matters most :)|
|Are you covering other crypto currencies? Also, I didn't think porn hid on the internet.||I am yes. This movie is largely about the crypto-revolution.|
|What are your thoughts on the rather dubious "hired a hitman" charges against DPR (Ross Ulbricht)? Do you think law enforcement used parallel construction to identify the SR server or otherwise make the case against SDPR? Looking forward to this documentary, and I'm a huge fan of Bill and Ted!||It's a really fascinating case that is unfolding and changing constantly. No one knows the full story at the moment outside of the Feds, and I'm sure they're chasing some crazy leads trying to iron it all out!|
|Hey Alex I was just wondering if you used Silk Road for movie research and what the movie is gonna be about? The site used to pride themselves on anonymity so is it a lot of speculation about what goes on behind the curtain or were you able to actually talk to and interview the people behind the scenes of the website?||I didn't use SR for research but am in contact with many people close to the world and story.|
|Can I donate to the Deep Web movie via Bitcoin? I loved the Napster doc, and am super excited for this one, since judging by your prior work I think it will be very high quality. There was no bitcoin address listed on the kickstarter page!||Yes Kickstarter does not allow BitCoin pledges. We will have a BitCoin option soon!|
|Bitcoin is seen as a "dirty" term by the media as it usually relates to illicit activities, what could make it a more clean and friendly method of payment to Joe Smith who runs a small florist in a mid size town in Washington?||Time. people need to get used to crypto-currency. it's here to stay and perfectly legitimate unto itself.|
|I've always been a fan of Bill and Ted, however this question does not related to your career. You actually grew up next to my Dad (His name is Nick) in St. Louis/Clayton. He said your family loved television, and that he always joked your television might blow up one day. As ridiculous as that sounds apparently it actually happened to you guys one day. So did this actually happen? Is my father a liar? How much television does it take before it explodes?||Wow that is some ancient history! Yes when I was five my brother and I got into a fight and someone hit the tv with their body, hard (such is the way of fraternal skirmishes, my bro and I have actually always been super close). We didn't know we had blown some of the electricals inside the TV and the next time it was turned on it exploded into flames (for real!) and burned the whole house down (totally true story!!)|
|What are your thoughts on other cryptocurrencies like Litecoin?||I think it is early days for crypto-currency and eventually one will rule the roost. Whichever proves to be the most stable, trustworthy and provides the best ease of use.|
|I just hope that it's objective and that it doesn't needlessly throw BitCoin into dis-appeal. I mean, there have been other digital currencies which had been used for drugs, hitmen, child porn, whatever else. Sigh. Just don't slander it, k? <3||I totally agree with you, that's the movie :)|
|Are you worried about how Deep Web will portray bitcoin? Us bitcoin folks are already rather irritated about how much people make the point that bitcoin is used for illegal things, without pointing out that cash is used for the same thing.||Oh we are making very very clear all the legitimate uses for Bitcoin.|
|Alex, do you think that Satoshi Nakamoto has any sort of link or relationship to Ross Ulbricht?||Yes some people have been saying that. There are other people believed to have created Bitcoin that we are talking to.|
|What are your personal thoughts on the deep web and how it operates? Do you think the bit coin business model is the future of personal commerce?||I do yes.|
|Don't you think it is a little early to start writing a story before the truth is completely released? I've been following the take down since day one and there are still so many things that haven't been answered.||Absolutely. Our movie is about the Deep Web, it's not a Silk Road movie.|
|What do you think about Silk Road 2.0 being open?||Inevitable.|
|Have you been able to get any key actors in Bitcoin, Silk Road etc to go on the record unanonymously? BTW...San Dimas HS football rules!||Yes we have :)|
|I live in San Dimas. Do you know what you've done to me any time I meet people from out of town?||Sorry. truly. We didn't shoot there, we shot it in Phoenix, so I never thought about San Dimas one way or the other. Until many years later I made the mistake of taking my kids to the water park there without thinking about it. Very very very VERY big mistake for "Bill" to waltz into a water park in San Dimas...|
|What do you think George Carlin would have said about Bitcoin and Silk Road?||Link to www.youtube.com|
|Can you please make sure that bitcoin ends up not getting the image of "crack dollars"? I'd like if people didn't associate bitcoins with just silk road.||Agree!!|
|Bill& Ted 3: elaborate please!||We have the script and our producing team on board, in finance mode now... :)|
|What is socrates like in real life.||A windbag.|
|New Idiot Box sketches on YouTube please. Burrowing Bishop, If I Had My Way, etc.etc.||I think everything we shot has made its way up there :)|
|I have yet to ever have a question answered in an AMA, not a question but a simple acknowledgment of my existence would be fantastic. Love BnT BTW.||You exist!!!|
|We demand a sequel to Freaked. That is all.||Me too! One day... many many eons from now... it will happen...|
|Can you give me 3 words that will best describe the movie to me.||Join our Kickstarter! :)|
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