Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Changing the RPG Maker Game Opening

I've been really, really quiet on the big RPG Maker game. Like, over two years without a post. So, here's why. I didn't like it. I needed to rethink it. If you see from the last post about the Review Effects tab and the one about Money, XP and Inventory, I realized my game had an identity crisis. Part of that started with the way the project developed (originally as just something fun I was doing on the side to learn RPG Maker.) But, that's caused structural problems, which you see in those two posts.

Now, only click through if you're fine with spoilers to a game I'll probably never make.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Hildibrand quest chain is probably the best written of the quest chains in FF14. For spoilery example....

Monday, January 9, 2017

Alien Board Game Concept: Second Post

I am embracing my Ameritrash gaming roots for this game. There are six decks included. Here is the first post, for reference.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Board Game Rough Concept

Rough game notes for Alien-esque Game. The goal is to re-create the feeling of Aliens/The Thing.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Final Fantasy 9: Festival of the Hunt

As you may or may not know, I've never played FF9 before now. I just finished the Festival of the Hunt and walked a bit to pick up Quina. I'm not reading any strategy/spoilers as I go, but I figure that due to Dissidia and FFRK, most of the main plot beats I already am vaguely aware of. What I want to write about real quick is the Festival of the Hunt, and how FF9 pulled off this weird out of nowhere event in the plot so much better than 7 and 8 do when they stray from the main plot. So, spoilers ahead for 7, 8 and 9.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Grub Hub Deserves This Fallout

So, Grub Hub's CEO has sent out two press releases. The one at the bottom there is then attempted to be walked back by the one at the top.

When asked, Grub Hub sent me a stock reply, because I was wondering what they'd do now that a CEO had insulted about 50% of the country and told them they weren't welcome at Grub Hub any more. Their response was:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Election 2016: One Upside

CNBC reports that Trump spent about half as much as Clinton to win the White House.

If nothing else, maybe this will help get money out of politics. There used to be an assumption that X dollars transferred into Y votes, and so people would do whatever it took to raise money and throw it out there.

Now though, we see that retail politicking [whether you agree with Trump or not -- that's essentially how he got his message out. Rally after rally, speech after belabored, rambling speech], if done strategically, can even knock out the Clinton machine.

Now, part of this credit undoubtedly goes to Kellyanne Conway [I think that's how you spell her name; I've only ever really heard it], who is, maybe, officially a political miracle worker. Even more credit, maybe, goes to Clinton's unwillingness to hold those same sorts of rallies and rely on a more traditional money to votes strategy.

Either way, politicians, on both sides, might benefit our whole electoral process if they look at Trump's strategy and think: "Maybe I don't need that much money."