The Odd Lounge

Scion

Alright, so this week my new game of Scion will begin. Me and three friends will be playing over Skype, and for once I’m not DMing. Oh yea. We were really close to picking Technoir, which was a personal favourite, but after reading up on Scion and making my character, I’m already feeling better about it. I will be playing A.J, a 24 year-old brit with blonde dreads, huge headphones, baggy trousers and a smile-and-the-world-will-smile-with-you attitude. Yeah, he’s from the 90’s alright. He’s a courier and a Scion of Hermes, of course, using methods like trespassing, talking his way out of speeding tickets and stealing cars and motorbikes to get the packages there in time. Can’t wait ;)

My writing, or, how to destroy your goals in life in seven easy steps

I might start writing new stuff again. MIGHT. If I do, I’ll link it all here.

Bonobo is baaaaaack! and he’s still got it! My God is this track catchy! Well done Bonobo. Ladies and genltemen, enjoy.

What?

I have a blog? Well, good thing I remember now.

Great song, awesome moves.

A short on code commenting practices →
Traffic Control game screenshot, the little guys are the pedestrians that the player has to tap on to make them cross the street, making the cars on the lane stop, preventing traffic accidents! In this screenshot, 60 cars have successfully gone by without crashing into each other :) Still in development, being made with Lua and Corona

Traffic Control game screenshot, the little guys are the pedestrians that the player has to tap on to make them cross the street, making the cars on the lane stop, preventing traffic accidents! In this screenshot, 60 cars have successfully gone by without crashing into each other :) Still in development, being made with Lua and Corona

Mouse Guard: A Flashback

So last week was officially the first Mouse Guard session and it was very interesting. Using a sample adventure from the book, the characters have to go rid Grasslake of a rampant turtle that is destroying the settlement. But they have also heard that an enemy of one of the mice in the patrol that is going to meet them there was seen in Grasslake…

Mouse Guard Character Creation

A week ago I got together with the players and they made their characters while we had a look at the core rulebook.

It’s just the two of them now, which is perfect, as I’ve never played Mouse Guard before, and a really good season to play when a beginner is spring, which also happens to be when Gwendolyn, the Matriarch of the Guard, sends out mice in pairs to repair paths after the snow and thaw, help mice trapped near, or in puddles caused by the spring rain, and to maintain the Scent Border after the snows have melted. It is an especially dangerous season, as all the predators wake up and hunt and breed, but not nearly as dangerous as winter, which was initially when I wanted to run the game.

I sense an interesting chemistry between the two characters, as one is the scion of a noble house that taught him honour, strength and to protect and serve, while the other is the scion of a noble house against his will, trying to run away from his past. I have already thought of one connection these two have in the past, and it’ll be interesting to see what I can do with the events they present me with in their past.

Industrial Craft and Build Craft Mods for Minecraft

So these past 3 days I have been playing Minecraft with the Industrial Craft and Build Craft mods. I don’t think I will ever be interested in playing Minecraft without them again.

Industrial Craft introduces electrical power, wiring, nuclear energy, “green” power generation, like windmills and solar panels, new ways to mine, and a ton of other stuff, from mining lasers and teleporters to personal safes and terraformers.

Build Craft introduces quarries, oil and fuel, and engines, among other things.

These two work perfectly together, and make Minecraft into a whole new experience. Forget that treehouse you wanted, or that castle on a mountaintop - time to ravage the land with quarries, underground nuclear reactors and oil derricks! Grab yourself a nice modern texture pack or two, and you’re set!

So far, I am playing an SSP world where I spawn items I can’t be asked to build, so that I can get the hang of complicated stuff in the packs, like wiring or transferring power and liquids, then I will start a new SSP world without item spawning, where I will have to do eveything manually.

My ultimate goal will be to have a perfectly independent and self-reliant patch of heaven, where everything will be automated. I will know to stop playing when I will not need to craft or gather a single item (well, maybe apart from the ones I don’t need much of, like a nuclear reactor). I will post updates (hopefully) on here.