Best geek games and gaming experiences that the virtual world has to offer.
The Glorious Gamer Guild
“Alexis, get a load of that guy,” Becky snorted as she passed.” “I shouldn’t be looking anywhere but where I’m going… Here’s your order, miss.”
Pocket Monsters and Peace
25 years ago I came to learn of a cardgame that was hotter than a lizard with wings amongst my school mates. It’s called Pokémon, short for “pocket monsters” I explained to my dad on our way to walmart after convincing him to buy me my first deck after school, I carefully opened the sleeve and quickly sorted through them skipping over the standard cards and dupes looking for one thing.....a holographic card, and there it was, a Venusaur, the 1st Grass Starter’s final evolution, which was later stolen by a kid named, Carlos, while looking through my binder collection (Grrrrr curse you Carlos)
In the summer of 1985 I woke up. You could also say that I became self aware, I came online, I self realized, the light bulb was turned on. I was 9 years old at the time and before that I think I was running on my pre-installed programming. Be a kid, play with trucks, splash in puddles, skip stones. I was happy enough as a child with a few exceptions so it was no great trauma that jolted me into being, but an awakening to what was possible.
The Secret to BEAUTIFUL Player-Created Books in Minecraft
When it comes to my Minecraft builds, I don’t consider them done until every room is furnished to completion. Over the years, this has naturally led to some pretty creative decorative solutions. At one point or another, I think we have all wanted to build a killer library, filled with custom player-created books. Personally, I have always loved the aesthetic of a well-built and well-stocked Minecraft library. It’s always nice when you can get your friends to make some custom books, but when you don’t want to wait, or if your library needs specific books without a massive time investment, I have a wonderful solution that has served me well. It even adds a bit more atmosphere, if not also a little whimsy, too.
Table Top Role Playing Games
Table Top Role Playing Games, TTRPGs; the immersive fantasy adventure, space exploration, eldritch horror, or dungeon crawl that has helped people escape to a realm full of options and wonder. I'm talking about, Pathfinder, Star Wars, Warhammer, Starfinder, Call of Cthulhu, and of course, Dungeons and Dragons. There are so many more out there, it is hard to keep track and perhaps pick out a new system to try. These games can be really intimidating if you are new. You see weird shaped dice, sheets with weird numbers, and the math; let us not forget about the math. These types of games were rare in my school growing up on a military base. The popular game of the times at my school was Magic the Gathering. I personally didn't get into the card game Magic. I kind of felt like there was too much into it and you had to carry those cards around everywhere you went. (boy was I in for a surprise when I started playing D&D, we damn near carried a library with us) There wasn't a whole lot of interest in something like D&D at a military DoD school at Camp Lejeune, NC. I had known of its existence in the early 90s because, of all things, an after church conversation about it to another kid my age. He started to tell of this guy named Gary Gygax, and how he created this amazing world and you roll a bunch of dice and you kill a bunch of monsters. Parents were told of its association with the occult and Satanism, otherwise known as The Satanic Panic. Being a hardcore practicing Catholic at the time and being around thirteen years of age; it sparked my interest. It was hard to go to local gaming shops and book stores to research this thing called Dungeons and Dragons; until a friend said that their father, a Naval Corpsman if memory serves me right, had a complete book collection of 2nd Edition D&D that he would be willing to let us read. Furthermore, he said that he was able to find most of the books at the base library, while he was deployed. On one Saturday morning, we, five friends, asked our parents for a ride to the base library, located next to a Burger King, the main military exchange (think shopping mall), and my favorite pizza place, Anthony's Pizza, the most greasy slice of greatness you'll ever have. We all asked the librarian, which now I think about it, was a senior in high school at the time, the sister of our classmate. She was beautiful and intimidating as all hell to talk to. We finally got the words out of our mouths and were led to a section in the middle of the library called "Fiction Games." The size of our base library was nothing to laugh at, it was the size of a small elementary school. I remember they had rooms you could check out and listen to vinyl records, cd's, and watch movies on VHS and laser disc. You could have pizza delivered for private parties in the back. You could even check out Sega, Nintendo, and PC games for up to a month. It was all free to military and us dependents. Well anyway, we found the section "Fiction Games" and it was a magical experience. The first book I pulled off the shelf was a book called Dungeon Master Guide. On the cover was a man in a green wizard robe opening a door. The artwork was incredible. The second book I pulled, Players Handbook; and this one had a long white bearded wizard and it looked like it was somehow controlling a winged creature. We. Were. Hooked. We went to check out these books and to our surprise, we were not old enough to take these books without a parent. Because of the stigma surrounding these books, I think I remember you had to be sixteen or older to check them out. Ridiculous right? Well, we stayed and read as much as we could. We looked at everything that were available to us. We came back multiple times and Xerox copied pages of the books for our game we started. All of this started something in me that I absolutely loved, and that was the art of storytelling. I'm thirty-eight years old and I have the same love for these games as I did when I was fourteen. I have started groups, made new friends; games like Pathfinder, Warhammer, Call of Cthulhu have opened my eyes to new stories and adventures.
Why Did It Take Me 20 Years To Complete The Pokédex On Pokémon Crystal
I have been a fan of the franchise all my life. My favourite generation out of all of them is Generation II and Crystal is one of my favourite games. I’ve played it so many times, but never completed the Pokédex in Crystal before...until now.
My First Pokémon Nuzlocke Challenge
I’ve been playing the games since they first came out in the UK. However, this is the first time I have ever played a Nuzlocke. Since it was the first time I played and fully gone through with it, I thought it would be nice to do my first Nuzlocke playthrough in a Gen 1 game. I went with my German copy of Blue that I had purchased on them 3DS’s e-shop. I’ve played the first generation of Pokémon in French, English, Japanese and German. I’m only fluent in English, but I liked seeing the Pokémon names in another language.
Why consider playing at an online casino
Online gambling and casinos used to be unknown, but today they have become one of the most popular places for millions of people. People have chosen different gambling practices, but these places have changed from traditional casinos to online casinos.
Fallout with terminators
My love for the Terminator franchise I absolutely LOVE, the terminator franchise. I can honestly watch the first two terminator films over and over again and not get bored. There's just something about the story that not only leaves an endless opportunity for great story telling, but the evolution of terminators is always fun to see. I especially love to see all the creative ways the resistance defeats said terminators.
Breaking The Code
"He's at it again..." The other henchmen of the evil Professor Anthrax looked up from their duties at Gary, an intermediate minion of the organization. One of the other recruits, Luther, piped up-
Recording ideas for your Sims shows
All fictional stories, TV shows and movies start with ideas. You make up your own stories that are unique, that stands out, that make the viewers want to watch your show and share it with others, mostly throughout word of mouth. Nowadays, people also share the videos of your Sims show through social media.
It seems only fitting to start my journey on the new platform with laying down a lot of the ground rules and getting to know how my mind works in regards to my 40K army, the Raven Guard Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes. Space Marines. Now I’ll likely talk about lore about things other than Space Marines, and I’ll definitely have plenty of commentary about the gameplay from time to time. But first, my army, so we’re all on the same page.