Maidae eTR 11

Micki's Delirium

I felt like Maidae has fallen a bit behind Cerge in past lives, and they were supposed to eTR and TR about as much. Because of this I decided I wanted to do 3 epic past lives on Maidae and then TR, while leaving Cerge at cap. This is Maidae’s 11th eTR and the past life chosen was doubleshot. Since I’m still missing past lives in the arcane sphere, the 12th life will not give me epic completionist.

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I decided to equip Cloak of the Reaper (Red) just before reincarnating, since I felt it would fit her armor. I like it for her.

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Five Arcade Package Ideas for Arcade 1Up

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As a teenager, one of my favorite pastimes was going to the nearby mall and playing the various arcade games they had available. It was just the right time as Street Fighter II was just released, which gave arcades the shot of adrenaline to regain popularity. Although I can now just boot up one of the various consoles that plays Street Fighter II and most of the game packages Arcade 1Up currently offers, there’s just something about playing on an arcade cabinet that makes it just a little more special.

While I 

I do like the selection Arcade 1Up put out so far. Games like Centipede, Asteroids and Gauntlet are classics, after all. However, I do hope they expand their library in the future. So, with that in mind, here are five “arcade packages” that Arcade 1Up should consider in the future.

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Not the end, only the beginning

Later Levels

You know that saying about it being the journey which is important rather than the destination? It can be rather fittingly applied to video games, particularly when you consider a large open-world RPG or similar title. That end cutscene is a reward for the all the hours you spent questing, grinding and gathering resources over the past couple of months; and if the road to get there wasn’t enjoyable, there’s a chance you won’t persevere to see those final moments.

But perhaps endings are more important to us now than they used to be. Back in the distant past when technology was nowhere near what it is today, all most games offered you was a ‘congratulations’ text screen for your hard work and sometimes an offer to replay. Take Ghosts’n Goblins as an example, recently written about by TJGamingNerd: after completing it once, you’re told the room is an…

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Otherthan: Why I Chose Barbarian as my First Ever Character

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The Barbarian Sophisticate?

When most players think of a barbarian, the conjure an image of some sort of wild man perhaps tribal, often tattooed, and frequently covered in furs or pelts wield a rough looking ax or Ice Age spear.

barbarianNo matter the race, a barbarian is nearly always some kind of uncivilized brute existing in the wild. They worship bizarre and often violent gods. They are rarely intelligent or, rather, are given some kind of feral wisdom within Nature. A barbarian is always other.

And this makes sense, historically. Or, at least, from a certain point of view…

James Haeck’s Barbarian 101 is a great start to get a sense of the traditional barbarian class character. When I made my first ever character to play, the half-orc Cade Talar, I used Haeck’s guide. But like many and most of us, it never really thinks about what it means…

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The Origin Story

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 “For a fleeting moment, could one of the sleepers have seen him, they would have thought that they beheld an old weary hobbit, shrunken by the years that had carried him far beyond his time, beyond friends and kin, and the fields and streams of youth, an old starved pitiable thing.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

The Origin Story. The tales and experiences behind the heroes and villains of legend, the events that gave rise to great cities and empires. The myths that fuel stories about tail-less bears alongside more grandiose musings of how life itself came to be. We love a good Origin Story because it helps to answer “Why” and “How”, to form an understanding of the present by exploring the past.

For writers, it can be a way to share insights into a larger narrative, and convey important themes and concepts. I mentioned them briefly in an…

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Prince’s Harbour – Map 1

Dyson's Dodecahedron

Prince’s Harbour is a small bay along the Flindhome River long ago wrestled from control of the local humanoids and now slowly being converted into agricultural land. The community of Prince’s Harbour is self-reliant and independent – a collection of small “outpost” farmers, woodsmen, miners and so on built up around the small community of Prince’s Harbour itself.

Prince's Harbour - Map 1 Prince’s Harbour – Map 1

This map focuses on a small forested area to the southwest of the community proper and is considered to most to be the furthest point that is still “Prince’s Harbour” instead of the old Flindlands. A small gold mine along the Gnoll’s Ear river is the anchor to this area, with a few supporting farms around it. The road to the east eventually leads to the community proper.

Prince's Harbour - Map 1 (no hexes) Prince’s Harbour – Map 1 (no hexes)

Adventurers are most likely to be interested in this area because the…

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Raids week 93

Micki's Delirium

Last week Saturday when I logged for raids Osi had a full party already, he only saved a spot for me. I had intended to grab some more pots while waiting for the group to fill, but now I just had to run to he raid so we could start – which was Baba’s. Since I’ve been meaning to get some screenshots from inside the hut for DDOWiki, I asked to do left side of the hut this week – I’ve been doing right side exclusively during our raids.  The raid progressed without issues and I attempted to help Fleea with the puzzles – puzzles I’ve never done before. With update 40 and the new cloaks there seems to have been a bug introduced, a bug that kept moving Thaz to the left side of the screen. This can be seen in some of the screenshots and in the…

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The Travellers Caves

Dyson's Dodecahedron

“Caves in the hills? Ach, there may be a place – we call em the travellers caves. Twisty, up and down, easy to get confused in. An’ they go deep, way deeper then any sensible person would go. So yeah, if you really think there’s beasties in caves ’round here, that’s where I reckon they’d be hiding.”

The Traveller's Caves The Travellers Caves

The Travellers Caves are a small complex of winding multi-tiered caves and chambers which bear the evidence of several previous tenants over the years – from animal scat and hair to old broken boxes and cold, quiet campsites.

One narrow passage leads down from the complex into deeper caverns…

This map was drawn on fairly dark paper in a lovely little travel notebook using black gel pens. The dark colour of the paper made scanning a little rough and a bit uneven in places.

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The 25 Greatest Role Playing Games ever made*

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*In the opinion of a dude whose view doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things!

A question was recently asked on Twitter “what are peoples favourite RPG games of all time?” which got me thinking. They are comfortably my favourite gaming genre, I love that with a well-made RPG you’ll be treated to an epic story, awesome characters and that you help move the story along whilst interacting with all of these elements. With that in mind, I thought I’d make a list of my top 10 RPGs and then discuss what I like about each of them so much. I’ve made the rule that I am only allowed to pick one game if it is part of a bigger series. Even so, I think that a top ten is going to cause me a fair amount of stress over what to include and I’m pretty sure that…

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DDO: We’ve danced with the devil in the pale moonlight

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It’s been far longer than we all would have liked, but last weekend our DDO group finally managed to come together to party in a graveyard. The way we’re all carefully trying to stay at the same rate of progress as everyone else means that if one person can’t come to a night, we just don’t do it. Thus, we’ve had a lot of canceled nights over the past month or so.

While we had some ideas of dungeons to run, when we logged in we cast those plans aside in favor of running the Night Revels — DDO’s Halloween content. Hey, I’m down. I haven’t ever seen this, and I have yet to get my Halloween MMO fix yet.

One thing we all noticed the second we logged in were the new visible capes that came with the new update. DDO’s been out for a dozen or so years…

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