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Thursday
May242018

KickStarter: Part Time Gods Second Edition

Earlier this year, while attending AndoCon, I was given a rare opportunity. I was one of the few that were given the chance to play Part Time Gods Second Edition. In this game you will be playing a human that has been gifted by the gods, and with this gift comes "responsibility". You will not only be able to use your skills or powers but you will also have to balance your connection to humanity in this game. 

As you play through a scenario you will find that there is a great need for balance in order to achieve the optimum results, but there will be a price, there always is, and you will have to make this tough decisions. In this tabletop game the stories and adventures that you'll tell/live will be those that will go down in history, or infamy. 

I highly recommend that you take a look at this game, and the pledge for one of the tiers. I really didn't know what I was getting into when I first played through my session, but as the game came into focus, and the story started to take over it was something that left me craving for more. I'll definitely want another go at this game, and perhaps be able to reveal a complete adventure with my friends and maybe my enemies.

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Thursday
May242018

Will Disney Sell the Rights of Monkey Island Back to Creator?

Many might remember that LucasArts was bought out by Disney all the way back in 2012. When that occurred there was a hell of a long list of IPs that they were able to acquire. The thing is that Disney wasn't really ever interested in the gaming pieces of the company, they wanted their hands on the Star Wars properties. So in 2016 they announced that they were not going to cease in-house development of any IPs. 

There might be those readers, who are reading this right now, that know of the Monkey Island franchise. Well it turns out that one of the creators of this series has been making a public plea to Disney to work out a deal to sell the rights back to him.

 

Notice that this tweet is from a year ago-ish. Well there's also been a web petition out there that has been going since that time, but it appears that it is starting to become active again. So if you'd like to join in to at bare minimum show your support, just click the link. At the end of the day, I'm not convinced that this will do anything, hell I think we all know how Disney is with any IP that they own, but it can't hurt, right?

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Thursday
May242018

Thursday Night Hangout 05/18/2018

Charlie and Zealeus give you a healthy dose of awesomeness along with the topics you want to talk about.

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Thursday
May172018

Conan Exiles Creates a Stir with Slave Ownership

So lets start this thing off right, yes this game does still exist, I know I was surprised as well. The thing is in an attempt to really pay homage to the origins of this universe the developers decided to have slaves as part of the game. As some might remember from the original movie, Conan started out as a slave. The developers, however, decided to take it a step further and added in the ability to own slaves. 

It basically works like this, in the game you will raid a village, and you can capture and drag off your prisoners who then become your slaves. As time progresses the captive, slave, will become compliant, at this point you can send them on missions. 

Now I don't know about you, but this kind of makes me a little bit uncomfortable. Yes I know the source material does in fact have slaves, but making a mechanic and probably one that is front and center at points in the game just doesn't feel right. If you are one of the many (few) gamers out there playing this game, do know that you don't have to utilize the slave (thrall, as they call it) mechanic at all. You can just explore the world any way you want.

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Thursday
May172018

Scammers Using Fortnite to Choose Their Victims

As many of you know Fortnite is one of the most popular and watched games there is, currently. So it would seem that there are quite a few scam-artist who are trying to benefit from this fact. They are doing it with the promise of free V-bucks, the exclusive in game currency. The trick is that they get the unsuspecting victim to download a special app that will allow them to become eligible for contests where the prizes are V-bucks. However these apps are actually part of phishing scheme to royally screw over those poor victims.

I believe the old saying of "if it seems to be too good to be true, then it probably is". Lords and Ladies do be careful of what you may hear revolving around special prizes for popular games through a third-party. Chances are these are the scams that will get you, and probably get you bad.

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