Syp’s gaming goals for December 2022

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Syp’s November 2022 in review

  • ‘Twas quite the month of gaming, in ways both expected and not. For starters, I spent the first week not gaming at all but on vacation. However, the rest of November made up for that gap.
  • New World’s fresh start servers flickered on, and I created a new character to go through Windward. I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed my time with this revamped lowbie experience, but even so, I wasn’t fully sucked in and pouring hours upon hours. As a result, I merely crept forward in progression rather than sprinted.
  • Lord of the Rings Online’s mini-expansion was delayed until the middle of the month, but when that happened, I took my fledgling Hobbit Lore-master down to Swanfleet and started to explore the new zone and quest lines. Had a good time, knocked up in levels, and didn’t stress about the speed of it…

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Caltrops #DnD #ADnD #RPG #TTRPG #SatanicPanic

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Sundays now are lazy days for me. I either post something silly or other people’s work. Usually both. Today, it’s a bit of history. Not a lot of people know this about 1st Edition D&D.

Who knew playing D&D required a concealed carry permit?

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DungeonMorphs – Sewers Set 6

Dyson's Dodecahedron

One of the final stretch goals of the recent DungeonMorphs IV Kickstarter was to include an alternate version of the DungeonMorph cards (2.5″ x 2.5″ cards of the geomorphs) in the style of one of the artists involved in the design. That artist was ME! So I spent a month and change redrawing all the geomorphs from their original artists’ styles to my own.

DungeonMorphs – Sewers 6
DungeonMorphs – Sewers 6

I’m doing these redraws one “die” at a time. The geomorphs have been assigned faces on the DungeonMorph Dice, and I’m translating them not by artist, but by die. So this is the sixth (and fina) die of the sewers set. (There are a total of 24 dice in total – sewers, lairs, and crypts.)

Like my classic geomorphs, these are a 10 square x 10 square unit with entries at squares 3 & 8 on each side. Unlike my usual ones…

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The Best Cards From Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Vivid Voltage! (Pikachu VMAX, Charizard and more!)

In Third Person

Vivid Voltage is a great Pokemon Trading Card Game set for collectors chasing down rainbow rare Pikachu VMAX. But for players, it’s considered one of the worst for its lack of competitively-viable cards. That said, some late bloomers in the set may force us to reevaluate that stance. Let’s review the best cards from Vivid Voltage!

View the full post to see the video and deck list!

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DungeonMorphs – Sewers Set 5

Dyson's Dodecahedron

One of the final stretch goals of the recent DungeonMorphs IV Kickstarter was to include an alternate version of the DungeonMorph cards (2.5″ x 2.5″ cards of the geomorphs) in the style of one of the artists involved in the design. That artist was ME! So I spent a month and change redrawing all the geomorphs from their original artists’ styles to my own.

DungeonMorphs – Sewers 5
DungeonMorphs – Sewers 5

I’m doing these redraws one “die” at a time. The geomorphs have been assigned faces on the DungeonMorph Dice, and I’m translating them not by artist, but by die. So this is the fifth die of the sewers set. (There are a total of 24 dice in total – sewers, lairs, and crypts, so I’ve got a lot of geomorphs to draw!)

Like my classic geomorphs, these are a 10 square x 10 square unit with entries at squares 3 & 8…

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Uktar Atoll

Dyson's Dodecahedron

Uktar Atoll
Uktar Atoll

The Uktar Atoll sits about two days travel by boat from the Eastern Isles of the Dead. These low islands are set with a few hills, a rocky plateau, and a lot of jungles. They’ve been used as a secret pirate stronghold, have been home to a number of strange and esoteric cults, and have a small populace of halflings living on the northernmost isle – descended from the halfling servants that survived an earlier sinking of a pair of pirate ships. One of those ships somehow ended up not quite “sunk” so much as “propped up” on one of the islands (item 4 – The High Seas).

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The Dragon Den

Dyson's Dodecahedron

The Dragon Den
The Dragon Den (300 dpi promo)

“This illrigger’s base looks like a giant stone dragon!
“So what? It just reinforces that we’re in the right place to SMITE EVIL!”

The Dragon Den
The Dragon Den (1200 dpi)

The Dragon Den looks exactly as described above – a massive stone dragon with horns and mighty claws emerging from the hillside. The beast’s mouth is open and there are gaps between the teeth, then a tongue to climb up to get into the throat and the structure proper. Within we have a fairly typical dungeon structure for a big old quest – a two-tiered central hallway with various rooms off of it including a strange pool, a temple of some kind, a study or library, a secret chamber with access outside, and so on.

The Dragon Den
The Dragon Den (1200 dpi, no grid)

The 1200 dpi versions of the map were drawn at a scale of 300…

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Top 10 Examples of Cooking in Gaming

The Game Campaign

Ah, the holiday season, A season filled with family, friends, and most importantly, food. This is a time to celebrate food in all of its forms and even games aren’t afraid to get in the kitchen and cook up something delicious.

These 10 games are the best examples of cooking in gaming today. Whether it’s to help you along in your adventure, making mama proud, or simply cooking up a nice meal for your friend down the road, these games give you the apron and spoon and let you go to town. With that, let’s dig in and see what the first dish in this 10-course meal is.

Subnautica: Below Zero

10. Subnautica: Below Zero

Subnautica rewards players who explore its world to its utmost and learn where certain resources are known to be common – among these being which foods help your different stats.

While there aren’t any fancy…

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Beneath the Manor of the Doomed

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Beneath the Manor of the Doomed
Beneath the Manor of the Doomed (300 dpi promo)

Beneath the old Chienard Manor can be found both basements (and a once-extensive wine cellar) and the family crypts. Recently these have been expanded upon by what the Chienards can only suspect are their own ancestors turned upon them for a lack of proper worship and respect.

The main basement is accessed via the stairs in the collapsing wing of the house – this part of the basement is in ill repair and is likely to collapse like the building above. The basement’s southern sections include an extensive wine cellar that reeks of vinegar and ruined wine – the bottles supposedly smashed by one of the ancestors to deny them to the current generation. There is also a secret door in the main storage chamber of the basement that leads down to the family crypts below…

Beneath the Manor of the Doomed
Beneath the Manor of the…

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Old RPG Materials #DnD #ADnD #gaming #RPG #TTRPG #1e #3e #4e #FASA #StarTrek #GammaWorld #MarvelRPG #DragonAgeRPG #StarWarsSaga @Luddite_Vic

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Here’s a meme that’s been going around.

Henry, Sr. shouldn’t have slapped Indy. He should have used a baseball bat.

As you know (if you’ve ever read my blog), I’m running 1st Edition Dungeons & Dragons for the first time in 40 years, and I’m in talks with Luddite Vic about organizing a 4th Edition game. Moreover, in the back of my mind, I’m contemplating a FASA Star Trek RPG game. That one may never happen because I’d absolutely have to run that online to find any players, but it’s certainly something I’d like to do in theory.

The point is that all of that material has been sitting on my shelf for years (if not decades) collecting dust, but it’s still as good as it ever was. The potential is…

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