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
We held the first match for Season Three of Civ4 AI Survivor earlier this week, and it was a huge success! 115 entries submitted in the prediction contest and almost 100 people watching live on stream as it played out. Let's hope that the upcoming games can retain the same level of excitement. There's a new feature this year in the form of a preview for each game; here's the Preview for Game Two, with plenty of time remaining to submit predictions. Even if you don't know anything about Civ4, why not take your best guess and see what happens? We also have detailed information about the games that have already taken place, with the Livestream recording for Game One located here, and a written summary of Game One located here. As always, the Season Three main page for Civ4 AI Survivor has all of the most up-to-date information and links to the all of the other previews, recordings, and writeups.
One other small note: I've been continuing to work on the Travel section of the website in my spare time, and in particular the monthlong trip that I took in Europe last summer. The writeup for that trip is an enormous enterprise, trying to cover 31 days of travel and the thousands upon thousands of pictures that I took along the way. I have about a quarter of it done at present, and readers are welcome to take a look here. I expect I'll be working on this project for some time yet to come. Enjoy.
Several major updates to report for the website. The first is that Civ4 AI Survivor is coming back! There will be a Season Three starting next week, with the first game scheduled for Friday, August 4th at noon EST. The full details and information on this year's prediction contest can be found on this page. This event has been a huge success in the past when we've run it, and I'm hoping we can have another great turnout this year. The second update is the publication of another Final Fantasy 5 solo run, this one for the Cannoneer from the Gameboy Advance remake. I found myself enjoying the solo Mimic game enough that I wanted to go back and continue working on the last remaining solos that were still uncompleted. Finally, I've also started the long process of converting my vacation travel pictures into a proper travel blog. I'm compiling these under the name "The Odyssey" to fit this site's classical theme, and the first section about my trip to Alaska is now finished. This writing is more personal in nature and I don't expect it to get much in the way of traffic, but it's important to me as a way of writing down my thoughts about some of these experiences. And if I'm going to be writing about travel, why not put it online so that others can enjoy too? Anyway, lots of new content here between these updates. I've been in a writing mood lately and getting a lot done.
Two new reports to share on the website this week. One is the posted report for Imperium 42, a Master of Orion event taking place over at Realms Beyond. This report has been written for a couple weeks now, and I posted it when the game closed earlier this week, only getting around to updating the front page today. The other report should be completely out of left field: it's the long-delayed writeup for the Solo Mimic class from Final Fantasy 5. This has been played in bits and pieces over the last five years, and thanks to prodding from my Livestream viewers was finally completed. For that matter, I'll also be finishing up with the Four Job Fiesta run from the same game later this week on Livestream. There's also more writing in the works for the planned Travel section update coming soon, so stay tuned...
Happy Independence Day here in the United States! I have a new Master of Orion report up on the website today. This one features the Darloks on a Small map, which I decided to call Darloks In A Box. It ended up being one of my longest reports yet for MOO, and should be worth a read for any fans of the old game. I've also played and written another Master of Orion report for Imperium 42, which will be posted next week when the event officially closes. Finally, I'm also back in the habit of regular streaming once again, Livestreaming every Friday and often on Saturdays and Sundays as well. I'm conducting another Final Fantasy 5 Four Job Fiesta run at the moment, and we'll see where to go from there. Could we see another season of Civ4 AI Survivor? Maybe... I'm also planning on fleshing out a full Travel section on this website over the next few months, hoping to expand the vacation photos into more of a travel blog about some of the places I've been lucky enough to visit. All of that depends on how much time I have available, but those are the tentative goals for the moment. Enjoy!