Would You Rather: Gaming Edition

Would You Rather: Gaming Edition

We’ve officially hit a point in my very first Blaugust where I find myself struggling more and more for blog post ideas a bit more than I might usually. Because the idea of Blaugust is to, you know, write a blog post daily, there’s less of an opportunity to really take a break and give your brain a bit to recharge before diving back into it. Fortunately, though, the Blaugust community is a bit of a godsend in moments like…

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LARP YouTubers I Love

LARP YouTubers I Love

After I attended my first official LARP in 2018, I fell in love with the hobby. It was mostly due to a lack of finances and then a move that I was unable to attend others more locally, although the goal is still to do so one day. However, leaving that game left a bit of a hole in my heart that I found I had difficulty filling. Fortunately for me, there was YouTube. Even better, I discovered there was…

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Appreciation for Actual Plays

Appreciation for Actual Plays

I talk a lot about games on this page. So far, that’s been a whole lot of video games and the occasional LARP thing, but one kind of game that I absolutely have not talked about yet somehow is tabletop roleplaying games (or TTRPGs). I don’t know why this isn’t a thing I’ve talked about yet. I really don’t, especially since they tend to take up a decent chunk of my life. There’s something about friends gathering around a table…

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Soaper Appreciation Day

Soaper Appreciation Day

People reading this blog may not know this about me, but long-time followers of mine will know that I kind of have a thing for soap crafting. Sure, my personal experience with it is currently confined to the realm of melt and pour soap, but I love it. Despite that, though, soap art is the sort of thing I honestly never used to think about too much before the internet. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of handmade soap,…

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Modding Elder Scrolls Online

Modding Elder Scrolls Online

Today’s post might be a bit of a taboo topic in the gaming world, especially since I know that some developers of massively multiplayer online roleplaying games frown upon what I’m about to talk about. However, it’s Developer Appreciation Week for Blaugust 2021, and while I know a lot of people are going to take this week to talk about game developers, I also think it’s important to call attention to the mods that we may utilize in the course…

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The Book of Travels: A Tiny Multiplayer Online Game?

The Book of Travels: A Tiny Multiplayer Online Game?

Book of Travels is a game that has been on my radar ever since I first heard about the Kickstarter that launched in October 2019. Created by Might and Delight (creators of Shelter and Meadow), Book of Travels is a tiny multiplayer online RPG with roleplay elements built into it from character creation and a unique way of communicating with other players. And I would be lying if I tried to convince you all that I wasn’t excited about this…

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Review: Scarlet Hollow

Review: Scarlet Hollow

It was Halloween of 2020 when I first heard about a game called Scarlet Hollow. At the time, it was still in the Kickstarter phase, but the first chapter had been released for free on Steam for everyone to play and experience which I appreciated. This way, people could decide for themselves if they wanted to back the project or not. I made the decision to play the first chapter myself, and I was met with what was quite possibly…

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Week Two Wrap-Up!

Week Two Wrap-Up!

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks of Blaugust already! There are days when I genuinely feel like this month is flying by and there are others where the day feels like it’s dragging on. And even with that, before I know it, the week’s over. This happens so often that I honestly wonder where exactly time goes, but, then again, time tends to be weird, so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. (Fun fact! Per this article from…

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Musings on Blackwood

Musings on Blackwood

Y’all, I tried. I tried so hard to keep the posts I came up with for Blaugust this week to say on theme. However, when I finished the main story quest of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, the most recent expansion for ESO, any plan I theoretically had about staying on topic went right out the window, especially when I realized what the plot was leaving us with. When we reach this point in a new expansion’s life, I often…

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My History as a Healer in MMOs

My History as a Healer in MMOs

Most people who have watched me stream long enough or who may know me from MMORPGs such as Final Fantasy XIV will know that I am a healer. I am, perhaps, one of the saltier healers in existence, especially when people always move out of range right as my cast bar is about to finish so I can actually heal them or they move out of line of sight (very important for healers), but I am a healer nonetheless. That…

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