October 11th

It is a cool and rather wet day outside of my apartment. One of those days that really tells you to just stay inside and enjoy life. My wife who had to go to work this morning came back inside and confirmed my suspicions, “I am going to avoid going outside”, when she placed her -20 hands on my back.

The way that my day is looking is that I am going to work on my World of Darkness campaign for the show Stranger Things. Right now I am working on how to make it different enough from the show that people who watched the show cannot just insta-win because they know everything.

I am also going to work on some team compositions for my friends who play League of Legends because as a team we would like to do some climbing in ranked. I for one am excited but first we will see if my efforts are worth the time.

More than likely I will finish my day by playing Dead by Daylight and trying to earn some more blood points to upgrade The Trapper because he is only level 10 right now. I need him to be much higher level for the Halloween event that I am hosting.

Negative Friend

I think many people have a friend like the one I am about to describe. A friend whose negativity is what they are known for. A person who is living a fairly good life but somehow manages to be the absolute catalyst for feelings of negativity.

I have several friends who fall into this category, whether that is just who I seem to attract as friends or simply because I live on a college campus.

There is some variations between them and in how they are negative.

For example I am going to start with J. J is a high functioning individual who has been dating the same girl for five years. He lives comfortably in a house with his girlfriend and best friend. They all work and pay rent no problem. For the most part J plays video games about 30+ hours a week on top of working about 30 hours a week. Logging hundreds of hours into games of course he is very good at them.

Now J thinks that it is fun to introduce his friends to the same games he plays and then proceeds to tell everyone that plays with him how they are “garbage” and “trash” because they don’t know the current meta for every item in the game or the best things to do. The icing on the cake is if you introduce him to a game and therefore you have the upperhand due to practice, the game itself must be crap.

Another type of negative friend are those who have no belief in themselves at all. I have two friends who I see every single day and play games with regularly. S and C both function on this idea that they are worth less than the ground they walk on. C believes that he is incapable of anything and that he really is just a waste of oxygen. S has a little more self confidence then that but she has also started drinking heavily and falling into a different pit of despair.

It is hard being around such negativity all the time and sometimes a person just needs a break. For me I play games with my wife and with the last two people I mentioned plus other friends, for reasons the first person mentioned does not reduce stress when playing games with them.

Dead by Daylight

Here recently I have found myself playing a game with a bunch of friends that I thoroughly enjoy. It has the right amount of everything I am looking for.

  1. I can play it with friends.
  2. While it is horror based it doesn’t rely on jump scares but suspense instead.
  3. It is enjoyable.
  4. The game itself is simple.

In Dead by Daylight there are five total players. Four people play as the survivors trying to escape death by powering up five generators that then power the gates that lead to escape. One person plays as the killer working for the “Entity” to stop the survivors and sacrifice them to the “Entity”.

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While this game is dark and offers very little story for the players. What it does offer is endless fun experiencing the different maps and the slight changes that are made in each game. As you play more you unlock perks, items, and overall better skill level at preforming in the game. Making it so that the killer and the survivors are getting better at what they do.

Overall despite all the issues with bugs and the fact that it had a small team that built this game it is one of my favorites and I highly recommend it if you are the kind of person who enjoys playing games with friends.

 

October

It is amazing how fast time flies. I kept telling myself I would get on here and post again sooner rather than later. Four months later here I am finally posting again.

Some pretty cool life events have happened, keeping me busy. My girlfriend is no longer my girlfriend instead she is my wife. We are both very happy and excited. She works a lot though, two jobs and all. Here I am working one job and still getting educated. Officially started my graduate degree this year. We will see how quickly I can complete it.

Playing a lot of League of Legends still, but a lot more of Dead by Daylight. A fantastic newer game. Currently it is getting some hate for being full of bugs. However the concept is good and the gameplay is fun.

Well it is 2 am here so I am going to post this and then head to bed. Post more in the future.

Lock-In Session 2

This session was a Borderlands themed campaign. They started on a bus with Marcus driving like Borderlands 1, however they are dropped off at Crazy Earl’s house, where Patricia Tannis and Tiny Tina are at building a rocket for the players.

They are all launched into space headed for the meteor of Fenrir, which may or may not have a vault on it.

In this session the characters went through combat after bloody combat in an attempt to receive information about the supposed vault. They landed and were immediately involved in combat with a group of Skags.

Closely following this the group wandered into the actual Skag home site. They were of course attacked by these hungry beasts. After killing all of them the party found a recording talking about a map being held at the local Dahl headquarters.

When they reached the Dahl headquarters they saw that it had been overrun with Psychos. After dispatching all of the Psychos the party was attacked by Grumpy, a skag of incredible size.

They defeated Grumpy in a swift manner and returned to searching for the vault.

After securing a vehicle they jumped a canyon while fending off a rock slide using bullets. (It’s Borderlands, of course that’s legit.) The pistol user took a rock to the face and was injured the rest of the session.

After reaching the other side a spectral image opened a giant gate for the party. They went through hoping that they had found the vault. Instead they found Lifebringer. A Skag whose very skin had trees growing in it and size filled the room.

They easily killed this giant foe who dropped for them a key made of pure Eridium.

Because all of you need this, here are the Borderlands trailers along with a special video.

A Meat Bicycle Built For Two- A very special video of love.

Day 4, RPG Challenge

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So I forgot to hit the publish button apparently. Meaning today you are going to get two RPG of the Day posts.

Most Surprising Game.

I think the most surprising game that I have ever played was Skyrim. I knew that it would be fun to play and overall a fantastic game. What I did not know was just how amazing it would be. I have about 4 games total that I continuously go back to on my Xbox 360 and this is the #1 on that list. Yeah I may always start out thinking I will make a new character that will be different from all my other ones, but that Rogue Archer is just too much fun to play.

Day 1, RPG Challenge

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Forthcoming Game You Are Most Looking Forward To.

I am looking forwards to the new Sentinels of the Multiverse expansion called the Villains of the Multiverse. It should be a lot of fun and is coming with two add on packs that I also preordered. Greater Than Games does a fantastic job with this game and basically if they announce a new one I will line up to get their new product.

Another couple I am looking forward to are actual RPG styled game and as far as I know there is not even a plan for either of them out to the public yet. Just the whispering that they are going to make more, as they should.
Borderlands (#4)
Elder Scrolls (#6)

Both of these games are created with so much fantastic energy that is hard not to be excited for their mere whispers.