Welcome to my website. Here you can find information about a variety of different games that I have played over the years. My website is high on content, low on graphics. Please select the game that interests you from the list below.
Contributions to the website are never necessary, but always welcome.
Quote of the Moment
Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song,
That with no middle flight intends to soar
Above th' Aonian Mount, while it pursues
Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer
Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure,
Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first
Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread
Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss
And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark
Illumin, what is low raise and support;
That to the highth of this great Argument
I may assert Eternal Providence,
And justifie the wayes of God to men.
- John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1
I'm pleased to announce that the Travel writeup for last year's Great American Roadtrip has finally been completed. It ran to 16 total pages and appoximately 80,000 words, and I'm very glad to have it finished. Now I have about six more months to continue working on back trips from prior years before the next big vacation trip overseas gives me another project to work on. It's not exactly a bad problem to have. Elsewhere, I also added a short editorial to the League of Legends section of the website called Gotta Go Fast: The Evolution of League of Legends Game Pacing. I've been spending most of the gaming time with League of Legends lately, and anyone interested in that is encouraged to check out my YouTube channel where all of the new video recordings get posted. We are back to doing our Tuesday Night YouTube Games once again, and they're a lot of fun - feel free to come watch or join us!
Time for a few new announcements on the front page. As we prepare to begin the 2019 calendar year, I've been working on filling out the remaining pages for my summer travels under the Great American Roadtrip heading. I have three quarters of the 16 planned pages finished at this point, and hopefully I'll be finishing up that project in the next few weeks. There's also one new report that I just added under the For The King section of the website, this one focusing on the newest game mode that the developers have added. The report is named Water, Water, Everywhere: Into The Deep and it's focused on this naval-heavy gameplay mode. Worth a read if you're interested in For The King. Finally, after a very long absence I'm back to playing and Livestreaming League of Legends once again, and having a fun time of it. Since League of Legends isn't a game that lends itself to written reports, most of the content here is located on my YouTube page and my Twitch Livestream page (linked above). I've added links to my YouTube playlists on the League of Legends page here on the website, which is a handy way to keep track of the content that's been added both recently and historically. I am also planning to bring back the custom game nights in 2019, likely on Tuesday evenings, with the final details to be figured out in the near future. Keep an eye on for more details on that. I hope everyone has enjoyed a happy and healthy 2018 - here's to another new year!
I have some new content to post about on the website and finally got around to updating the front page. If you've been wondering where I've been for the past few weeks, I've been swamped with work throughout September and October. I've been working 50 and 60 hour weeks for the last two months, working 10 hour days on Monday-Thursday and then working additional full days on Fridays and sometimes on Saturdays and Sundays as well. The fall is the busiest season of the year for my job and we're finally about to be finished with our rush period. I've either been working or too tired to Livestream in recent weeks, and hopefully that will be ending soon. In the gaming time that I've had available, Liz and I have been spending a lot of time playing the board game Gloomhaven, which has been a ton of fun but not something that lends itself well to streaming. I would encourage anyone who enjoys RPG dungeon-crawling to give Gloomhaven a look if they have a group of gaming friends and aren't scared off by the $140 price tag.
That said, there are a few updates to the website that I wanted to highlight here. The biggest is a major Civ6 report on a variant that I've always wanted to try: The No District Challenge, Deity Space Race. What would it be like to try to win via spaceship on the highest difficulty level with no districts at all? Click the link to go check it out. As a scheduling note, this is probably the last report that I'll be writing for Civ6 Single Player as I've exhausted most everything that I wanted to try in that game. I also have a smaller report looking at the highest difficulty level in For The King, this one titled Take Five: Dungeon Crawl Mode. I may or may not stream some more of FTK since it does have a lot of replayability. I do wish that the FTK games were a little bit shorter since they can't typically be done in a single streaming session. Finally, I've also been working on writing up my summer travels under the Great American Roadtrip heading, with the first few parts complete and the rest still in progress. I'm never sure if people are interested in the Travel portion of the website, but since it's here I include the links on the main page. I think this trip will be most interesting for non-Americans as it went through a bunch of the less famous and less touristed parts of the country. If you've never heard of states like Iowa or Arkansas, this should be a fun read.
Quick update here on the front page just to let everyone know that all is well. We moved into our new house in June and have been spending the weeks since then unpacking and decorating the place. There's still a lot of work to be done but we're happy with how things look at the moment. I also went away on vacation for three weeks at the end of July and beginning of August, driving across a good portion of the United States on a venture that I've been calling the Great American Roadtrip. The pictures from that trip will be written up and included in the Travel section of the website in the upcoming months. Speaking on which, there are several additions to the Travel section of the website that have quietly gone up since the last front page update. The largest of these is a writeup of the Western Rockies trip that I took with my family back in 2011, which covers travel through the Black Hills of South Dakota, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks, and Salt Lake City in Utah. Smaller trips that I've also added include a trip to the Orlando Theme Parks last year in 2017, a trip to the Florida Keys from 2016, and a more personal story about Dream Week: Orioles Baseball from 2014. No new gaming related stuff to relate at the moment as I work on several different projects at the moment. I will post again on the main page if there's any major news to relate on that front. Hope everyone has been having a great summer!
There's a second report up on the website as of this weekend involving new game For The King. This time I look at the Frost Adventure Mode on the highest difficulty, which plays a little bit differently than the normal main game mode. In addition, I've also finished putting together another writeup in the Travel section for my trip to the Canadian Rockies. This was the counterpart to the 2012 trip to the Pacific Northwest that I was working on last month, and I'm pleased to have them both finished. The Travel section is slowly filling up; only five more major trips and nine more minor trip yet to go!
As a scheduling note, Liz and I will be moving into the house that we purchased over the next week. We're super excited and I'm eager to show the new place on Livestream after everything is moved in. However, it does mean that website and Livestreaming activity might be low for the next couple of weeks until the moving process is finished. Fair warning not to expect too much ahead of time.