[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 3 – Suspicious Turians

After all the trouble S-Hole caused last session I am getting the impression our group is now just suspicious of any new NPCs that gets introduced in the story.

Granted the new NPC that showed up in this session didn’t give the best first impression and there are some other circumstantial evidence he might be trouble. But for now I’d like to believe that his only problem is his personality, that he won’t be S-Hole 2.

I am getting ahead of myself again though. So let me give the usual disclaimer and get on with the story.

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% skilled 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 here later and in the next post.

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If I could only play five games in a year… (2020 version)

Naithin of Time to Loot made a pretty interesting post about a 5 Games Challenge. It is sort of a challenge where he is allowed to play only five games of his choice for a year. If the idea seems curious to you as well then just read his post for all the details.

Initially I thought that if I was in that situation my picks would be pretty easy as there are enough games with good repeatable content that I enjoy and could keep me entertained for a year.

But the more I thought about it the more I realized it was not quite that simple. I have a very fickle mind. What I feel like playing can completely change overnight. Even if I am heavily playing a certain type of game for a week that desire to play it might simply vanish the next day as I feel like playing something different. Extend that for a whole year and I am not sure I could comfortably do it.

Yet for the sake of this mental exercise let me try to pick five games that could last me for a year.

EDIT: This is embarrassing. As Naithin pointed in the comments turns out I already did a post like this last year! With the same title too! XD

Oh, well, for anyone curious on how my list change from the previous year, you can find the post here.

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[D&D] Mass Effect – Chapter 2: The S-hole

One of the characteristics of our group is that we tend to have lengthy discussions about any important decision. Even if we are presented with just two options, if it is important enough we’ll end up discussing all the pros and cons of both until we can get to an agreement. Usually this isn’t a problem. In this session though it came to bite us in the backside.

In case anyone just stumbled into this post, let me give the usual disclaimer before continuing:

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% skilled 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 here later and in the next post.

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Games I’ve Been Playing – September 2020

A good sign that I am having trouble writing the intro to these posts is when I seriously consider commenting on the weather here. I don’t really feel like doing that so let’s just pretend I wrote something relevant to the month of September here and skip straight to the content, ok?

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[D&D] Mass Effect – Chapter 1: Welcome to the Resistance

We had a few delays to start on this game due to real life circumstances but this weekend our first real session happened!

In this post I will try to cover all the most important parts that we discussed during our session zero and our first actual session. There is a lot to cover and I swear I tried to cut as much as I could, even then this post will be extra long, even for my standards…

If anyone is curious, this is the homebrew adaptation we are using: Mass Effect 5E

Also, before we begin properly my usual disclaimer for these kind of posts:

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 here later and in the next post.

Actually, since I am pretty rusty for not taking notes for a few weeks there will be probably a lot of mistakes. So expect them!

With all that out of the way, let’s start…

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Games I’ve been playing – August 2020

This has been another month where I played way less than I wanted to due to my mood just being… low, so to speak.

Seriously, brain, what is up with you? We should have been back to normal last month! Why are you still like this?

Random crazy talk aside, I did manage to make a bit of progress in a couple of the games I wanted to play. Not much progress but still better than nothing. Hopefully this month should be a bit better.

But that is enough rambling about that. Here is what I’ve played last month.

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[D&D] Knights of Errant – Finale

The last session of this one-shot took a bit longer to happen due to circumstances outside of our control. It finally happened this last Sunday and it was so worth all the wait. We all had a blast and are already hopping to come back to this setting in the future. But I am getting ahead of myself. 🙂

Let me just put my usual disclaimer here before we continue.

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 here later.

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Correction #1: Flick can’t explode Mini-Erl yet. So I corrected her answer when Kaimir asks about that. According to Flick’s player it is not something Flick wants anyway as she loves Mini-Erl.

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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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