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
Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,
because the mass man will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive,
what longs to be burned to death.
In the calm water of the love-nights,
where you were begotten, where you have begotten,
a strange feeling comes over you,
when you see the silent candle burning.
Now you are no longer caught
in the obsession with darkness,
and a desire for higher love-making
sweeps you upward.
Distance does not make you falter.
Now, arriving in magic, flying,
and finally, insane for the light,
you are the butterfly and you are gone.
And so long as you haven't experienced
this: to die and so to grow,
you are only a troubled guest
on the dark earth.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Been a while since I updated the website, hasn't it? As I mentioned here in the spring, I spent the last few months putting my gaming time into an Industrial era Pitboss game at Realms Beyond. The discussion thread is linked immediately below this post for anyone who wants to go check it out. The game ended up being extremely exciting, and I'm hoping to have time to type it for the website at some point in the next few weeks/months. That will be a lot of work, but Pitboss 33 deserves the recognition. I had a total blast taking part on scooter's team, and getting to compete against some highly skilled opponents.
There's one new article posted to the website today, a review of the game Divinity: Original Sin that I played earlier this year. I actually typed the thing up before going on vacation, and found that my server host had changed the location of the file storage. I didn't get the new address back from them until I was already gone, and so this finished article was sitting around in limbo for weeks waiting to get posted. Anyway, it's up now so feel free to go check it out.
I should be back streaming (and hopefully writing) more regularly now that I've had a chance to take some time off and recharge my batteries a bit. There's another new Pitboss game in the process of starting up, this time a Renaissance game in the form of Pitboss 35, so here's the team spoiler thread that I'll be dedlurking in the upcoming contest. We have a lot of the same faces coming back from the Industrial game, hopefully it will be as much fun for everyone. And finally, Civ6 is approaching on the horizon with a late October 2016 release date. I'm looking forward to seeing what Ed Beach and his team have come up with for this installment. As always, thanks for reading.
It's been a quiet month in terms of new content on the website. I've spent the last two weeks fixing an issue with the Twitch Livestream recordings. Apparently shortly after the beginning of 2016, Twitch changed how their old videos were archived. All of my Livestream recordings were still saved, but the URLs used to access them had all been changed. This meant that any Livestream recording I had linked on my website now pointed to a dead location, and I had to go back and update every link one at a time to restore them. As you probably know, I've recorded a *LOT* of stuff over the past few years, and I always save everything for posterity. Anyway, long story short everything should be fixed now, but I haven't been able to work on writing anything else in the meantime. Let me know if you come across any broken links to Livestreams that I missed along the way.
I've been playing the 2016 Master of Orion reboot game in the last few weeks, and I've liked it so far. Although the game is far from a classic right now, there's enough fun stuff there to keep me poking around with it during the Early Access period. I'm hoping to do some writing related to the game when I can spare some free time. That may be in short supply, however, because I've also gotten back into the Civ4 Pitboss game. There's a new Industrial era start game that's just gotten started, and I am acting in an advisory role for scooter's team. If you'd like to read along and see how an Industrial start differs from an Ancient one, here's a link to our Pitboss 33 thread. It should be a fun ride for the next few months.