[Notice] If you follow my blog through Feedly…

… and you haven’t got any updates of it over there in a while, please remove it from Feedly and add it again.

This issue was pointed out to me over in Discord and doing the above seemed to fix it for me.

My guess is that when I moved the blog to the new host I also moved the management of the URL to the same place. That change might have broken something with Feedly and I didn’t notice it until now.

Apologies to anyone affected by it!

Games I’ve been playing – May 2021

This is one of those unusual months where it was mostly more of the same as the previous month. At least until about halfway through the month.

The second part of the month I was either too tired or too into TTRPG stuff or both to actually play any video-games.

Hopefully this month will fare a bit better in the video-game department.

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 16 – We are not pirates

As much as I love complex plots, with twists and turns there are also times where I prefer something simple, straightforward and without any fuss. This was one of those sessions.

On a random note: every time I think there isn’t much to write about these sessions and I will have an easy time I soon realize my mistake. That was the case with the last post where there were a lot more plot development than I remembered.

Then there are cases like this post where I don’t feel like cutting a lot of details because I feel like they give a good idea of what kind of shenanigans our group gets to in this game.

This is why these posts always end up becoming some monstrous walls of text. Oh, well, I still like the idea of a having a recording of our insanity. XD

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 15 – That isn’t very sportmanship of you

If I have to be honest, and I always am with these write-ups, one of the titles I considered for the previous post was “The Filler Episode”. It is just that session felt like we went on a big tangent from our original goal. But since this is a tabletop RPG I knew that the stuff we found out would end up being important somehow, in some way, at some point. So I decided to not use that title.

And guess what? Everything from that session turned out to be more helpful or important than we thought! This session not only we dealt with the consequences of the previous one but surprisingly enough we got back on track!

P.S.: This post is extremely late due to the blog moving hosts and me being addicted to Monster Hunter again. My deep apologies to my group for that!

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[Xcom 2] Blogger Succession Game – Mission 3: Operation Foolish Sentinel

After the success of the Civilization VI Succession Game, we are doing another one. Once again it is being organized by Naithin of Time to Loot and as the title says we are playing XCom 2! All the details of the event can be found in this link.

The TL;DR version is: Each blogger will play one mission. After that they can spend some time on the Geoscape portion of the game however they see fit until another mission pops up. When that happens they save the game and pass the save file to the next person in the succession.

Oh, we are also putting our own nicknames on the characters and from other bloggers who offered to have their nicknames for this event. The catch is everybody agreed that if any of our namesake characters die we would be totally fine with it.

I even made a Strawpoll of who they thought would die in this mission. Apparently there were a couple of people who were really optimistic about their odds.

The bloggers participating this time are, in playing order:

  1. Naithin
  2. Mr Peril (aka Roger)
  3. Rakuno (Yours truly!)
  4. MagiWasTaken (aka Dan)
  5. Rambling Redshirt
  6. Kluwes
  7. UnwiseOwl

That is enough with introductions. Let’s get on with the show!

Credits: Image at the top created by Naithin.

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Games I’ve been playing – April 2021

April almost turned out to be “Visual Novel Month” for me. Which I was totally fine with. But like in all things in life, an unexpected curve ball was thrown my way and I did end up with a slightly more variety in terms of genre.

In retrospect that might have been a good thing otherwise I’d only have two or three games to talk about this time.

Anyhoo, here is what I have been playing.

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[Notice] Transfer completed!

The blog’s move to the new web host is complete. This might have been the smoothest transfer of the blog so far (and hopefully the last!). There was only the loss of one comment (sorry Solarayo!) but everything else seems to be intact.

The transfer was done on the day after I announced it but transferring the domain name to the same company that is hosting the blog took longer than I anticipated.

All that matters is that things should be back to normal here. I will try to resume posting ASAP! Thanks for the impatience and again apologies for any inconvenience!

[Notice] Moving web hosts (again)

Just a heads up that I will be moving the blog to another web host in the next few days. So if the blog becomes inaccessible or looks weird during that time this is the reason.

As for why I am moving it, the exchange rate between the dollar and my currency is way too brutal right now and has been like that for a while. My current web host is in the North America, meaning I have to pay in dollar. At the time I moved the blog to it that just made sense for me. But with the current economy I’d rather have it in a local web host just so the price of hosting doesn’t suddenly increase to the roof or become unpredictable in some way.

Hopefully I won’t break anything this time too! And apologies for the inconvenience!

[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 14 – Pew Pew in Space 2

Coming into this session I was hoping we were going to get some answers to questions from the previous session. Unfortunately for reasons that I will talk about soon we didn’t get them. Still we were able to advance the main plot a little… only to soon get sidetracked. XD

By the way, for this session I tried to record the game in the hopes of making my write ups more accurate. I tried it a long time ago, during the Knights of Errant series, but for some reason it didn’t work back then and I resorted to making written notes. This time it worked perfectly, allowing me to focus more on the game and less on trying to write as fast as possible.

Despite that I will still put my usual disclaimer here:

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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Playing Tabletop RPGs solo

A while ago I read a post on reddit of a guy commenting on his characters for a solo tabletop RPG campaign. At the time I looked down at the idea playing tabletop RPGs solo. Choose your own adventure games, sure, that is cool. But playing a regular tabletop RPG by your lonesome just felt silly to me.

Then I thought about it a bit more and realized there were several good reasons to play it solo. More importantly than that I remembered something that should have been in my mind from the beginning: the way people spend their own free time is their own business and none of mine. I shouldn’t judge it as doing so is just plain wrong.

I still kept thinking about it though, to the point where I realized there were a few situations where it could be interesting to me too. These are the one that I can think of, right now:

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