Shortly before I went MIA on this blog for the summer, I put up a post that I was starting work on a new RPG project. Well, we have since started on a new project and called it RPG Complex.
I will say this project hit the same hiatus as my blog. The summer was busy for both of us and it was too busy for that blog too. My friend and I sat down over the last couple of weeks however and talked about whether we do in fact want to continue it or whether we wanted to ditch the idea due to busy lives and we decided that we would continue it, though with modifications to our original plan.
The main modifications that we decided to go with is that we are no longer both doing all of the RPGs. Instead, the two of us together will go through and do many of the “main” RPGs in history and then we will split apart and do the others individually.
This was done largely because the hole that Rogue created for us. My friend gave up on the game rather early and then had to sit while I finished up the next 50+ hours of playtime. We decided that if this is how it is going to be we are probably going to stumble upon a lot of dead spots on the blog. So the idea was that while one guy is finishing up the joint game, the other guy will go in and do non-main games to fill in the blanks.
What that means is that we likely won’t be completing all of the RPGs at all. In fact, we kind of just flat out decided against doing a grand majority of the 1981 and earlier games because most of them were difficult to find and buggy as hell.
We also talked a little bit about making sure we have “while we are playing” blog entries talking about our experiences within the game. So even if we are both playing a particularly long game that the blog doesn’t become stagnant.
I actually think what we figured out will be a happy balance that will allow us to both work on new games all the time, without getting bored waiting for the other. It will also readers to get a decent mix of game, hopefully getting a good majority of games reviewed in hopefully faster time than maybe we would have each of us did them all.
At this time, I have lined up already 4 blog posts just from me, one per week so hopefully that particular blog can keep active for the time being. So if you want to read about our adventures in historical Role-Playing Games, please head on over to RPGComplex.com.
For well over a year now, I have been playing in a Shadowrun Pen and Paper RPG group on Tuesday nights. The group was introduced by a friend from work and we for the most part have been enjoying the time we’ve spent with it. However, recently one of our members got a job out in Rochester, New York which would put us down to 4 members and so brings an end to the group as we know it. Continue reading
With all of the medical stuff that has been going on of late, doing a review of Pokémon has taken a backseat. On the bright side, actually playing Pokemon has come to the forefront. Yet here I am, months after launch and I am still playing the game pretty hardcore. Not bad for $34.95. Continue reading
It has been quite awhile now since I first got Civilization 5. I wanted to give the game plenty of play time before I gave it a review because I wanted it to be an honest one and not a quick reaction to it. Because of this, it has taken awhile because as we all know Civilization is a long-winded game. I have actually put more than 8 game play cycles into this game in order to give it a fair opinion, so I hopefully I get that. Continue reading
Going along the lines of my recent Shadowrun 4 review, I thought I would go into my personal progression into roleplaying. It has been a year now since I began roleplaying on a nearly weekly basis. Most of the rest of the group has been there week in and week out as well. Some more than others obviously. I actually think that of the group, I have been the most consistent in actually being there. Continue reading
It has been almost a year now since I started playing Forth edition Shadowrun with a group. And some things have progressed some things haven’t. But I wanted to give my overall thoughts of SR4. I am by no means an expert on the system, even after a year which I guess could show that the game system has depth, but I don’t think you can be a master of any pen and paper RPG after only one year.
Pokemon Black and White are coming out later this year, at least in Japan, that and me getting back into the pokemon series gets me thinking of all the various games that have come up thus far. I really have been a player of the series since the initial Red & Blue came out in the US, and have bought every version since and a couple of the remakes as well. So how do I think they rank? I’ll put my two cents in, but only really going to go in the original of the series… the offshoots (such as Crystal and Emerald) tend to be slightly better than the original, as are remakes. Continue reading
I went out and bought Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold a few months back for my daughter and I to play together. She loves pokémon, and so do I, and I figured it would be a good way to bond. Furthermore, I rather liked this particular generation of pokemon, so I was rather excited to play a new updated version in the Diamond-like graphics (which I thought were stellar upgrades from Ruby/Sapphire). Continue reading
When I first heard of the latest Sims 3 expansion, I was fairly excited. An expansion that would allow players to finally get in the meat of their Sims jobs and allow them to take part and have more direct control. Included with it were several new jobs to really take advantage of the new system. What could go wrong?
There is a new gaming magazine on the block and it is coming from a fairly unlikely source… Best Buy. Yes, Best Buy has decided to create their own “official” game magazine. It is kind of strange if you ask me as I believe Gamestop discontinued their game magazine not too long ago, and I think in general many of the gaming magazines are starting to die out. So why exactly would they bother creating something in a dieing format? I am not entirely sure, but maybe it sort of mirrors the idea of Best Buy in the first place as a lot I know have stopped shopping there in favor of the internet anyway.