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
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
- Frederick Douglass
Quick check-in here with some of the recent updates to the website. I've been spending a lot of gaming time with Set Seven of Teamfight Tactics which has been solid if not spectacular thus far. I'm recording videos for that game which have been posted to YouTube at this linked playlist. Here on this website, the other main project that I've been working on is new content for Rogue Legacy 2. I spent oodles of time playing the original Rogue Legacy and I've created a new section on the website for the excellent sequel. So far I've written a basic introductory article for the game and started reprising my Class Legacy series that runs through the full game while restricted to a single class. I started out with the Knight to get a feel for how this would work in Rogue Legacy 2 and it's been a lot of fun thus far. Some of the other classes will be much harder to use than the Knight and I'm both looking forward to and dreading the chance to play them!
Elsewhere, I ran a Master of Orion game on Twitch Livestream featuring the Darloks which I then summarized with a short written report here. It was a fairly challenging game that highlighted both the strengths and weaknesses of the Darloks and their spying stuff. I also re-wrote the partially finished Travel report on San Antonio which was lost when my computer's hard drive failed. I visited San Antonio one time previously back in the 1990s and it was an interesting experience to compare my previous impressions as a teenager against this more recent visit. Speaking of travel, we'll be going on vacation in a couple of weeks at the end of June so I won't be online much during that period. Expect more travel articles based on that trip after we get back and have a chance to sort through the pictures that we take.
It's been some time since I was able to post an update here on the front page of the website. For anyone who hadn't heard, my gaming laptop suffered a hard disk failure at the end of March and it took almost a month to get it repaired in the shop. Fortunately I was able to recover almost all of the files on there between my external harddrive, information that had been uploaded to YouTube or my website's server, and the stuff that the repair store was able to recover. I spent the last week getting everything back to normal (since the new harddrive essentially functioned like a blank computer) and we should be back and running now at full speed.
There's been plenty of updates to the website during the last three months that I'll call attention to here. In the Civilization section, I've continued posting more alternate histories to the main Season Six page and we're getting closer to the end of the season with the alternate histories for the playoffs. I also completed a Single Player Civ4 game on Livestream featuring Mansa Musa on Immortal difficulty which should have a writeup posted in the new few days. Here's the YouTube playlist for the moment. Much of my gaming time has been spent with Teamfight Tactics and I've added some more written articles as we approach the end of the current set. I wrote my traditional retrospective for Set 6.5 and unfortunately it wasn't nearly as positive as the report for the first half of the set. The developers prioritized making as many changes as possible over making smart changes that improved the gameplay and thus the set was a total mess for most of its length. We'll see if they can do better in Set Seven. Then I also wrote a separate article detailing the Seven Bad Habits of Newcomer TFT Players in an attempt to help people who might be learning the game for the first time. This is more of an evergreen article which should always remain relevant regardless of the set taking place at the moment.
Elsewhere, we completed our Diablo 2 team variant featuring the Low Rent Legion and I wrote up the whole thing to save it for posterity. A bunch of the other players wrote restrospectives for their own characters which I highly encourage checking out to get some different perspectives on the event. I was having enough fun playing Diablo 2 to start my own Hydra-based Sorceress character in Single Player which I've started writing up; we'll see how long it takes me to complete her journey. While I was effectively working in exile on our home desktop computer, I used that time to finish up with the solo Primrose character for Octopath Traveler. I had done the first part of that report last year and had a lot of fun playing through the other three chapters of this unique character. Finally, the Travel section of the website contains a writeup of the short trip that we took to Austin, Texas back in March when Liz had a work convention and I tagged along as a tourist. I also visited San Antonio on that trip but that writeup was unrecoverable from the old harddrive and I'm in the process of redoing the report again (argh!) That's a ton of writing that I've put together in recent months and there's more stuff coming down the pipeline now that Rogue Legacy 2 has officially been released. There should be plenty of new content for readers to enjoy.