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FTB Revelation is a modpack for Minecraft 1.12.2 that contains tech, magic, and other mods. Build crazy contraptions, manufacture tons of resources, cast spells to defeat your enemies, and more - all with your friends! Additionally, the server has Lost Cities world generation enabled, which means that the world map will be peppered with the ruins of once-prosperous cities. In these buildings, you may find all sorts of exciting loot... but be careful, as the cities are infested with hordes of monsters (read: there are monster spawners).

IP: or
The server is running Revelation version 1.8.0

  • In general: Don't be a richard. Pretty much all of the other rules are variations on this.
  • Do not steal from other players.
  • Do not grief - destroying other players' things, spamming up their place with blocks, etc.
  • Do not PvP/kill other players unless you have specifically agreed to do so.
  • Be respectful in chat.
  • Keep the spawn area nice and tidy.
    • Don't build right next to spawn.
    • If you chop down a tree, replant it. Don't leave half-chopped trees in the air.
    • Don't take the wildberry bushes. They're a food source for new players.
    • You may mine near spawn, but it shouldn't make an ugly hole on the surface.
  • Don't abuse exploits.
  • Don't claim chunks near other players without their permission, or near spawn (see below).
  • Have fun!
If you want to protect your stuff, use FTBUtils! Click on the icon with 3 people at the left side of your inventory. This should allow you to either create or join a team. Once you've done so, you can click the map icon to bring up, well, a map - by clicking on chunks here, you can claim chunks, which protects them. You can also Ctrl+click to permanently load that chunk. You can use right click to un-claim chunks. Please be respectful when claiming chunks. If you abuse this, your claimed chunks will be cleared.

My recommended launcher is MultiMC, available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. After downloading and installing it, you should switch to the development builds, which allow you to quickly use FTB and Curse packs. Click on Settings at the top, and then change the Update Channel from Stable to Development. Close the Settings, and click Update. This will update your MultiMC version to the development builds. After doing so, click Add Instance at the top, then in the FTB Legacy tab, select FTB Revelation. Make sure the version is 1.8.0, and click OK! Once it downloads and installs, you should be able to launch the instance by double-clicking it or using "Launch" on the right side of the screen. You will probably need to log in with your Mojang account. Once Minecraft has started up, add the server as you would any vanilla server.

Server Status

Off Topic / LEVEL UP! (I'm 17 now.)
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:08:03 PM »

SKILL UNLOCKED: Can watch NC-17 movies!

Hooray, I'm 17 now!

Games / Anyone up for Mario Party Netplay?
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:54:51 PM »
Would anyone be interested in playing Mario Party over Dolphin (a Gamecube emulator) Netplay?

My router is garbage and doesn't port-forward, so I probably won't be able to host, unfortunately.

EDIT: If you're interested, feel free to hop on this Discord.

Off Topic / yeah nevermind
« on: December 02, 2017, 12:32:45 AM »
pretty much all of the replies are just trolling so i'm just going to lock this

Games / Poll: What consoles do you own?
« on: November 09, 2017, 11:16:56 PM »
Just wanted to see where the forum stands with this.

EDIT: I currently have a Linux desktop, Windows laptop, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and a 3DS. I used to have a Wii (given to family), GameCube (no clue what happened to it, but I still have the controllers), DS lite (which broke during a move), DSi (to replace the lite; eventually the battery died permanently). I still have my PSP, but I don't know if it works.


All of the following games are developed by Failbetter, and take place within the same Lovecraft-inspired, Victorian universe. I would recommend starting with Fallen London, since it's free.

Browser | Android | iOS

Thirty years ago, London was stolen.
Now it rests on the shore of the Unterzee, that old dark ocean under the world.
Hell is close, immortality is cheap, and the screaming has largely stopped…

Welcome to a dark and hilarious Victorian-Gothic underworld, where every choice has a consequence, from the style of your hat to the price of your soul.

Creep, coerce, brawl and swindle your way through the gaslit streets of Fallen London. Go mudlarking off Ladybones Road, eavesdrop in the ragged old market of Spite or arm-wrestle in Watchmaker’s Hill – wheresoever you roam, you’ll take your chances and shape your fate.

Collect whispered secrets and trade magnificent jewels to further your cause, whilst picking your way through the rats and filth of the fallen city (or embracing the putrid glory of it all). Choose your allies and your path carefully though – after all you never know who you might run into down that dark alley, or what poor soul might run into you…

Explore the immersive and darkly delightful world of Fallen London in a free, browser-based, literary RPG of sorts. As much for those who love to read as those who love to play, experience a unique narrative that evolves with every choice you make. Define your destiny through the stories you embark on and the character you cultivate.

There’s a whole world of opportunity waiting for you beyond the iron bars of New Newgate prison. Who are you going to be?

TLDR: It's a free, browser-based or app-based, story-heavy RPG. There's no combat - your choices are everything.

$18.99 $6.26 on Steam or GoG
Windows | MacOS | Linux

LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown!
Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.

Welcome to the dark and hilarious Victorian-Gothic underworld of Fallen London, where every choice has a consequence, from the style of your hat to the price of your soul. Except this time around, the Unterzee is your oyster.

Choose your ship, name your captain, and leave the bustle of the docks for the wild and lightless depths of the Unterzee. The map changes every time you play, and every officer in your crew has their own story.

Encounter a corsairs’ village in a forest of stalagmites, come face to face with the vicious war trimarans of the New Khanate or the golden agents of the Dawn Machine. Grow strong and wise and rich and feared. With luck and skill you may achieve your ambitions: find your father’s bones, found a pirate princedom or sail beyond the Unterzee into the strangeness at time’s heart.

TLDR: It's a roguelite sea exploration game. It's story-heavy, but there's still substantial combat. There's permadeath, though you can enable manual saves/loads if you like.

$24.99 on Steam or GoG
Windows | MacOS | Linux

LONDON HAS TAKEN TO THE STARS! As the captain of a spacefaring locomotive you’ll behold wonders and battle cosmic abominations in the furthest heavens.
Stake your claim. Fight to survive. Speak to storms. Murder a sun. Face judgement.

Sunless Skies tells the story of one possible future of the Fallen London Universe. Ten years have passed since Sunless Sea, and Queen Victoria has led an exodus from London to the heavens. There, a revitalised British Empire – ambitious and authoritarian – begins to expand across the skies.

The stars are alive. They are the Judgements: vast intelligences that govern all things. But they are dying. One by one, something is snuffing them out, leaving their thrones empty. An opportunistic Victorian Empire is colonising the domains they leave behind, painting its industrial vision upon the fabric of the heavens.

Despite the deaths of stars, the Wilderness is not dark or empty. It is harried by strange winds, coiled with mists, and traversed by improbable beasts.



A few snippets from the Guardian article:

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has vowed to return the country to “moderate Islam” and asked for global support to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society that empowers citizens and lures investors. In an interview with the Guardian, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne said the ultra-conservative state had been “not normal” for the past 30 years, blaming rigid doctrines that have governed society in a reaction to the Iranian revolution, which successive leaders “didn’t know how to deal with”.

Earlier Prince Mohammed had said: “We are simply reverting to what we followed – a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions. 70% of the Saudis are younger than 30, honestly we won’t waste 30 years of our life combating extremist thoughts, we will destroy them now and immediately.”

“Economic transformation is important but equally essential is social transformation,” said one of the country’s leading businessmen. “You cannot achieve one without the other. The speed of social transformation is key. It has to be manageable.”

Alcohol, cinemas and theatres are still banned in the kingdom and mingling between unrelated men and women remains frowned upon. However Saudi Arabia – an absolute monarchy – has clipped the wings of the once-feared religious police, who no longer have powers to arrest and are seen to be falling in line with the new regime.

I would approach this with a little healthy skepticism, but if he truly means what he says, Saudi Arabia could see reform soon to move away from the reactionary form of Islam currently practiced. That would be good news for stability and human rights in the region, and would buck the tide of Islamic extremism in the Middle East. And maybe they'll stop funding extremists themselves.

Off Topic / spicy food hate thread
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:06:22 PM »
okay i'm re-purposing this since someone already did mustard

spicy food is self-inflicted pain, why would anyone other than a masochist desire it???

Off Topic / I am baking some babka
« on: October 13, 2017, 04:36:20 PM »

I started making this yesterday; it's currently rising in the oven. I had to chop a bit off the chocolate babka because it was a little too large to fit in the pan, but rather than let them go to waste, we threw them into the toaster oven:

Will post pics of the finished result in a few hours :)

The alternative outcome has to something that could have reasonably occurred.,_1944
Wallace instead of Truman - could have prevented the Cold War.

NOTE: This adventure is also available on MSPFA!
Suggestions will be taken from BLF replies, MSPFA comments, and Discord messages.

Our story starts many years ago, in a series of events that would change the face of the world forever. It is a long story, but one that would be pivotal to those that follow.

Two kingdoms stand at war, in a perpetual stalemate. Their castles stand upon opposing hills, baiting each other to stand down first. The Kingdom of RUBRICA's flags are dyed a rich crimson, and the nation is ruled by KING MATTHEW III. Though he is benevolent and allows his people to mostly do as they please, he does not waver in his commitment to the war with the enemy. Speaking of their enemy, the Kingdom of LUNARIA is ruled by KING LOUIS IV, an eccentric man who enacts strange policies, though he is not necessarily malicious.


As of late, King Matthew III has been pursuing an alliance with the Kingdom of SERPENTIA, and a Serpentian diplomat named GUIDO TIMORAS has just arrived with news from KING ROSSUM VII himself. Little does Matthew III know that the Lunarians had the same idea, and that Serpentia is planning on taking advantage of the tensions to play both sides.

GUIDO: Your Majesty the Honourable King Matthew III of Rubrica, I present to you news from our King, in the intentions of furthering our nations' relationship.
MATTHEW: Excellent. We hope it is good news!
GUIDO: Indeed it is. The King has drafted a treaty, under which we shall assist you in event of any conflict with the Lunarians via open trade of armaments,
 within the limits inscribed within Section 4 of Article XVI of the International Treaty on the Conductance of Warfare and the Supply and Trade Thereby Entailed. Such shipments of one-thousand-three-hundred-and-twenty (1320) arrows OR three-hundred (300) swords shall occur on the second Wednesday of each month, provided by the Kingdom of the Serpentines under King Rossum, in addition to smaller shipments as expressly agreed upon by the ratifying parties. In exchange, the Kingdom of Rubrica shall provide one-hundred-fifty-two (152) Serpentine ducats or two-hundred-seventeen (217) Rubrican florins. Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act section 6 of the
Serpentine Armaments Act of 1295 (47-153) is expressed in terms of section 12
of the Bipartite Trading Act of 1134 (647-23), the term "shipments" means equipment provided to the Kingdom of Rubrica on the pretense that such equipment shall originate from the Kingdom of the Serpentines, for purposes of defense, making war, or other such uses provided they be agreed to by all ratifying parties. It is hereby declared that any person still perusing these texts shall be labelled a massive nerd. Additionally, the Kingdom of the Serpentines expressly reserves the right to cancel, disrupt, not ratify, or otherwise render this treaty null and-

Wait a second. Is it just me or does it smell like something's...?




Hey! What the hell is wrong with you? We were in the middle of reading that!

Great. Now that you've burned the backstory, you don't even have a name. Or a setting. Or stats, or skills, a birthday, or for that matter, any interests! Well, actually, you evidently have one INTEREST: arson.

Sigh. Fine then. What's your name?

Off Topic / Considering purchasing a drawing tablet
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:45:41 AM »
Hi, i'm thinking about buying a drawing tablet, but I don't really know that much about them, so i'm going to ask for your guys' advice.

I really only have two parameters:
 - It has to work on Linux
 - I would like it to be pretty cheap; I'd rather not get anything that's too much more than $60 (a little more is okay if it's justified)

Thanks for all the opinions, guys. Wacom definitely does look like it's the highest quality, but even their cheapest model is still a bit above what I want to pay for. I realize that going with a cheaper brand means I'll get a lower quality tablet, but I'm not really a great artist, and I mostly want to try out tablets before I start investing heavily. I can always pick up a higher-quality device later.

I've been looking at this tablet:

It's within my price range, has good reviews, supposedly supports Linux, and doesn't look like a total piece of stuff. Again, I know it's not Wacom like most of you recommended, but I'm just not willing to shell out that much money for a device I don't even know if I'll use that often.

Games / Hiveswap: Act 1 (Homestuck game) out now!
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:18:32 PM »

Homestuck was a very popular webcomic that ended last year, and an associated point-and-click adventure game comes out tomorrow after a fairly chaotic development. It will be released for Windows and OSX, with a Linux version "top priority post launch and will come asap." Supposedly, having read the webcomic will not be necessary for understanding the plot, as it takes place years before Homestuck, although I imagine you wouldn't get the same enjoyment out of it.

The game will cost $7.99. However, this is only Act 1 of the game.

It's been a while since I've played this game, owing to the fact that 1) I'm running Linux, and the alphabetization function doesn't work in WINE, and 2) Blockland began spontaneously crashing years ago (even on Windows), presumably due to an add-on I have. I've tried several times to systematically enable and disable add-ons to find the culprit, but I've had no such luck.

I'm interested in getting back into the game, but as I'm sure you know, Blockland isn't very exciting without add-ons. Is there an archive of the "essential" add-ons, so to speak, or at the very least, would someone be willing to upload their Add-Ons folder? I still have my old Add-Ons folder on a flash drive, but due to the aforementioned crashing, I would rather start fresh.


(EDIT: I have seen this thread, but it's not created yet, and I'm willing to download non-essential add-ons so long as they don't cause crashes).

Creativity / Cooking, Baking & More Megathread
« on: July 08, 2017, 02:57:03 AM »
Because cooking is creativity, too!
Post dishes you've made, recipes you found delicious, general cooking advice or questions... anything related to that.

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