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A blog about tabletop gaming and other random things.

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Character Creation Challenge and General Site Update

Posted by paradisio on November 6, 2010

First of all I want to say things have been extremely hectic in my personal life, and this site has suffered immensely. I don’t want to turn this into my personal life problems post, but this site is always in the back of my mind, and I want to see it thrive.

First of all as far as my gaming goes, I’ve primarily been playing mekton zeta so expect to see some content around that, but I have a 4e and Eclipse Phase gaming upcoming as well. Below is the list of games that have been done and those I wish to cover, please comment if there is a game you want to see. I’m sure i have some in my own collection that I have missed as well.

As well, I’m curious, do people want to see my break down subgames? Would people like to see a Vampire CC and a seperate World of Darkness one? Thanks, and expect more updates very soon!

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Site Status Information/New Project

Posted by paradisio on October 3, 2009

Before I start with the good news, I want to cover why I haven’t been posting much lately for what recurring viewership I have (going off the stats, I have some I assume). A while back I moved the site off my free wordpress (Sign of the Druid) to this privately hosted (and paid for site), mostly due to me wanting more control. I did put ads on the site (and still have some), not with the intention of making a revenue (although that would be nice) but perhaps just recouping hosting costs. I don’t want to name names, but I had my ads removed in a very upsetting turn of events that was not my own fault. Point being, I can no longer use the biggest Internet advertising network. Regardless, the event upset me quite a bit and my interest in this blog dropped substantially. Combined with my recent unemployment, I have been extremely distracted and have lost my focus, but I have finally gotten over it and I will begin posting regularly again.

I am going to try to devote at least an hour a day to the site from now on, which should hopefully mean I get a post up at least every other day.

Hitting on my frequent topics, I have picked up a few new RPGs recently, which I should have characters up for soon. As well, I have completed some video games which I will be able to review as well.

Biggest though, is a new RPG project for D&D 4e. I will be doing a fairly large conversion project based on the Nippon Ichi Disgaea series. I’m in the process of finalizing races at the moment, which should be up Monday or Tuesday. When completed I will have a write up of setting information, a bunch of races and classes (new and modified), and quite a few monster write ups. So look forward to more from me soon!

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Character Creation Challenge and More

Posted by paradisio on April 14, 2009

Well, with the relaunch of the site, things have finally settled down now. I’ve gotten my site hooked up with everything again, so it’s time to pump out the content. Unfortunately, I lost a lot of time recently to catastrophic car failure, but I’m really trying here, and I would like some of my readers help on some upcoming stuff.

First, I like the Create a Character stuff I’ve been doing, and I’m going to continue to do that, but I’m beginning to run low on books. Here is my current list of games I own. I’ve marked off the ones I’ve already covered in past character creation walkthroughs.

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Site Status Update

Posted by paradisio on April 10, 2009

Hey everyone, appreciate everyone’s continued participation and visits. First, I want to apologize for the lack of content lately, I’ve been very busy. Mostly I’ve been playing games to review for the site, but thankfully Star Ocean 4 is finally pretty much completed (well at least as far as I’m going to go with it); I’m really doing my best to thoroughly play a game (as in a full play through) before I write a review so it can be as informative as possible. Unfortunately, to the detriment of the blog, I’ve had to play the game for quite a long period of time to finish it to my satisfaction (I’m at about 70 hours played). Regardless, information for that game should be coming shortly, including a strategy guide and a full review. Aside from Star Ocean, I’m planning on doing some more character creation challenges (Deadlands and something else), and some full book reviews. As well, I still have a huge stack of backlogged video games waiting.

As far as the other authors go, I have signed on one more person, although they won’t be posting much, and Krause should have a review for “Prinny: Can I really be the (or an) hero” in the next 24 hours or so. But after that he’ll be going out of town for a week on his honeymoon. Unfortunately, the other author has been unable to contribute much thus far; so it’s mostly on me for the time being.

I’m going to do my best to try to post at least one article a night from now on though, so hopefully this site will be getting much busier shortly.

We did run into a bit of a snag though, we had some trouble with one of the advertisers and had to remove them unfortunately. I hope the new ones aren’t intrusive and are appropriately targeted for your interests. Feel free to leave me any feedback on the subject. I’m not really trying to make a profit at all at the moment, just looking to recoup bandwidth costs and maybe purchase things to review. Related, I’ve been trying to increase visitors just to get the word out, and I would like to thank alphainventions and condron for helping me get the word out about this little nook. If you’re running your own site, you should definitely give them a shot. Our old site used to be linked to a bunch of places, and while I have sent e-mail to a few of them to upgrade their links, I’ve only gotten one confirmation so far. So, if you’re one of those sites, I would really appreciate you doing that for me.

That’s it for today, don’t hesitate to leave any feedback or comments.

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About me

Posted by paradisio on March 13, 2009

Greetings to the Internet and all who surf it, my name is Justin Krause. I just wanted to say a little about myself and introduce myself to anyone who cares.  I amIRL friends with Paradisio,Sabin and some of the other posters on this site.  I work in a game store that sells video games so I have my fingers on the pulse of the gaming community. When I write a review on a game or talk about certain gaming things it is with customer input as well as my own.

Anyway just saying hi to everyone on the internets and welcome to the site please enjoy your stay.

VonKrause

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A few words of greeting.

Posted by paradisio on March 9, 2009

I figured it would be a good place to start on here by introducing myself. I blog under the name Sabin – which is a reference to one of my favorite game characters of all time, Sabin from Final Fantasy 6.

My writings on here will be a combination of musings about video games and gaming in general as well as commentary on how they are perceived and treated within mainstream culture.

I begin with a personal list of my top 5 favorite games of all time which should shed some light on my love of nostalgia when it comes to gaming.

1. Final Fantasy VI
2. Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
3. Secret of Mana
4. Final Fantasy IV
5. Super Mario World

As you can see, I am a huge fan of the Super Nintendo gaming console.

I look forward to (hopefully) entertaining you all with my musings.

Sabin

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More General Shennanigans

Posted by paradisio on March 7, 2009

Well, I have updated a lot of my old information and hopefully some of my old readers have found their way here. I welcome you all back! Things have calmed down a bit here. The design seems done for a minute with the exception of maybe adding some graphics and a logo, both of which I am working on in my spare time.  If anyone has any ideas feel free to post them. Mostly I want to get started actually writing content now, since I’ve spent all my free time the last few days fiddling with the design.

I’ve also given permission to a couple close friends of mine to post here as well; one already has a little something up. They are still working out the kinks though and don’t have much experience in this field. So be patient with them.

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