Growing up and the media that shaped me

Well, that didn’t take long. I already found a writing prompt from Promptapalooza that I feel compelled to write about. If you don’t know what Promptalooza is, you can find the details of the event here.

The TL,DR version of it is: there will be a writing prompt each day and someone will write about it then link to the next person who will write about a different prompt in the next day. It is kinda like a huge blog crawl during the month of August!

Again, I am not participating in the event in any way or form but I hope nobody will mind if I join in and write something based on a prompt or two.

Anyway, the prompt that spawned this post is one proposed by Mailvatar:

What are some key sources of media (games/movies/etc) that have shaped your worldview?

Please, take the time to read his post too. It is a pretty interesting read.

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A shout-out to Promptapalooza

At first my intention was to write this as a side note in my “Games I’ve Played in July” post but then it started to become too big and I realized I should have wrote an actual post about it from the beginning.

There is a new blog event this month, called Promptapalooza, created by Belghast. You can find the details here. The TL,DR version is: there will be a writing prompt each day and someone will write about it then link to the next person who will write about a different prompt in the next day. It is kinda like a huge blog crawl during the month of August.

It is an special event to replace the traditional Blaugust this year since, by request of the community, it was done in April to help lift people’s spirits during the pandemic. Still people wanted some kind of event in August and again, Belghast was kind enough to come up with an event for the community.

Credits: Banner made by Belghast of Tales of Aggronaut.

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Games I’ve been playing – July 2020

If in June most of my gaming time was spent modding Skyrim Special Edition then in July most of it was spent testing said mods. I also got a bunch of achievements for the game while at that which was another thing I wanted to do.

Surprisingly enough the game is pretty stable despite the number of mods I have (235, discounting textures and other mods that don’t use an ESP/ESM file). I had only about two or three crashes in all the hours I spent with the game this month which is pretty low for me when it comes to a modded Bethesda game.

Still there were a lot of other games I wish I could have played more in July and this month I will try to be better at it.

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[D&D] Knights of Errant – Part 6

Last session ended in a big cliffhanger. Almost literally.

I don’t know about the others but I have been spending all this time wondering, almost dreading actually, how this session would start. I mean, Lam and Shadow were all by themselves down in a cave with a fomorian walking in their direction. If the session started directly with combat it would make life really complicated for us.

Well, as always nothing went like anyone was expecting it go. But it was certainly interesting.

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it in the next post and edit this one later.

Correction of last session transcript: Erl’s squire name is Dan, not Steve.

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[Civ VI] Long Live the Queen – Back at War (Turns 251 – 260)

It feels like a while since I got to sit on the throne of the Great British Empire. Which isn’t all that surprising, we have 8 players participating on this project and we are now at the point where the game gets really interesting and the best decisions aren’t entirely obvious.

If you just stumbled on this, this post is part of a Community Succession game hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot. You can find more information about it and links to all the participating blogs here.

Now let’s see how much damage improvement I can bring to the Great British Empire!

Credits: The image at the top was made by Naithin.

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[D&D] Knights of Errant – Part 5

One of the things I liked about RPGs is that no matter what I think will happen it always turns out to be something completely different, more interesting.

Of course, this is a two-way streets as we players always end up doing something the DM didn’t expect at all, forcing him to improvise.

This session was a pretty good example of both.

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it in the next post and edit this one later.

Image credits: The image at the beginning of this post belongs to the Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

EDIT: And one mistake was caught already. The name of Erl’s squire is Dan, not Steve.

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Games I’ve been playing – June 2020

I honestly thought I’d be able to finish at least a couple more games this month. But then I got distracted with modding Skyrim (more about it below) and all my plans went downhill.

Oh well, it wasn’t a bad month for gaming either way. I did make some progress in the games I cared the most and got to play a few others with friends. Plus there was the Steam Games Festival, which albeit short, was a nice way to get introduced to a bunch of great new games too.

With all that said, here are some thoughts on the games I’ve played this month:

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A couple more demos from the Steam Games Festival

This post is horribly late as I have been distracted by other things. Worse, because of said distractions I didn’t even get to test out all the demos I wanted! Oh, well, such is life with ADD.

For those wondering what this Steam Games Festival is all about, it was a short event hosted by Steam where people could download and play demos for a ton of featured indie games. It was a nice opportunity to play some games that we weren’t sure if we’d like or haven’t even heard before.

It ran from June 16 to June 22 of 2020. As far as I know most of the demos aren’t available to download anymore but I’d still like to highlight some of the games I played just in case the is demo still available somewhere or even if it is just so people can keep an eye on it if they like what they read here.

With all that said here are a couple of games that I really enjoyed and added to my Wishlist:

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To the Moon Play-Along – Minisodes

I honestly had no idea of what to expect of the Minisodes. All I knew going in is what I heard from others, that it would give us a peek at Sigmund Corporation. It not only did that but it was certainly an interesting peek for a lot reasons.

If you just stumbled here and have no idea what this post is about then here is the deal: this Play-Along project is like a book club except for video-games. It is being hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot and you can find more information as well as a link to all the participants here.

With that said, let’s get to the questions!

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the minisodes of To the Moon. Proceed at your own risk!

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To the Moon Play-Along – Act 3

Act 3 of To the Moon answered a lot of the questions that has been in my mind since the start of the game. It also hit really hard in the feels to the point of almost making me cry. And I am not the type who easily cries with fiction!

Anyway, in case you just stumbled on this post, this is part of a Play-Along projected hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot. It is like Book Club but with games. You can find more details about it as well as links to all the participants over here.

Down below you can find my answers about Act 3.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for To The Moon! Proceed ahead at your own risk!

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