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It is a great honor to be selected to vote on this month's submissions! There were so many great entries this month so there were a few I wanted to put on this list but couldn't. But the deed is done, and my vote is cast. So here are my picks:
I wanna give a shout out to @MiltoniusArts, @Kieeeeern, @happyharry, @itschickenpies, @universalheat, @dudul, @cheetoh, @crunchlins, @jonhdimi, and @guyungernl / @butzbo. You guys all made me laugh or say "holy shit that was freaking cool" or just plain entertained me this month. So congrats! Keep up the great work, and best of luck with this month's voting!
Woohoo! @botnot435 you're my 10th fan!
You guys are awesome!!
2016-11-28 07:47:20 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian
There are 8 episodes of Crypt Shyfter out now so it's the perfect time to start binge watching your new favorite D&D-esqu animated series. Critical Role's got nothin' on this shit!
....jk Critical Role is awesome, don't kill me :)
Start at episode 1: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/683548
I always fuckin' do this shit. I start making stuff, then say I'm going to get "serious" and stick to a posting schedule, but then create way more shit than I was expecting, so I've got a queue of videos longer than the amount of videos I currently have posted and I'm just like... wtf? Why are these videos just sitting here not being watched?
Fuck it, I'm going to start posting videos when I finish 'em. I expect it will be more than 1 a week. This week there'll be like 4.
Gregorian chanting. Huge multiplayer intergalactic wars. The 3 races from StarCraft. The marines from ALIENS. Guns. Lasers. Tanks. And mother fucking SPARTANS!!
THIS IS HALO!!!
Like I said in my last post, Halo narrowly edged out Diablo 3 as my 2nd favorite game of all time. I could literally not have asked for a more perfect game. Except for some of those copy/paste Flood levels (bleh).
But seriously, all the gripes I had during my initial impressions of StarCraft were addressed and perfected in Halo. Instead of clicking around watching space marines shoot each other automatically, I was in control.
And when I was 16 I was IN CONTROL. I mean, let's be honest, I was pretty goddamn good at pwning n00bs.
But, I mean… come on! Halo was pretty much a perfect game. I must have replayed the Silent Cartographer level a thousand times just because that level is so freaking amazing.
Just writing this makes me want to plug in my old Xbox and replay the Silent Cartographer.
Hold that thought- g2g plug in my old Xbox and replay the Silent Cartographer.
Stay awhile and listen!
This is a last-minute switch up. Diablo 3 was originally in my number 2 slot, but after some more thinking, my number 3 game beat it out so I switched ‘em. But Diablo 3 is still freaking awesome.
First, I have a confession to make: I play Diablo, Diablo 2, and Diablo 3, as well as Path of Exile, TitanQuest, and Torchlight with an Xbox controller on my PC. I grew up as a console gamer, and even though I game exclusively on PC now at home, I play all games with a controller unless it’s completely unavoidable.
It just feels more like a video game that way.
But anyway, back to Diablo. I noted that Skyrim is like D&D with all the amazing dungeon crawling and character tweaking and quests. Diablo forgoes most of the character tweaking and quests and focuses 100% on dungeon crawling, loot grabbing, and killing monsters.
Basically, all the best parts of D&D with all the boring parts taken out.
Playing Diablo always feels like going home. Maybe because it’s so easy to pick up and run through a rift if I wanna kill a few minutes, but if I’m looking for a hardcore game session it still satisfies, because finding those orange and green legendary items after massacring hordes of demons will never get old. It’s an addiction like playing a slot machine except you get to kill monsters and you don’t have to pay money each time you pull the lever.
My characters all look super badass with their nifty transmog items, giant spiked shoulders, samurai masks, and flaming swords. My main character is decked out with items that summon creatures to fight for him and he recharges every ability lightning fast, so he basically walks around the map with an army of angels, cows, and ghost soldiers the entire time slaughtering anyone who gets in his way.
It’s hard to feel like a badass in a lot of video games- it always seems like the enemies are just slightly stronger than you. Not so in Diablo. In Diablo, you are a near invincible hero who cuts through large swathes of enemies like a hot knife through butter, and there is no better feeling than that.
Actually I lied, there is a better feeling than that: butchering armies of demons with friends! Diablo is hands down the best co-op game of all time.
If anyone wants to join me in my dungeon crawling adventures, add me on Battle.net! My battle tag is Razmodan #11988. See you in Tristram!
I don’t think anyone can deny that running around slaying draugrs and absorbing dragon souls as the Dovahkiin was freaking awesome. Combine that with beautiful graphics, compelling side-quests, and a kick-ass levelling system and you’ve got one fantastic game.
As a big Dungeons & Dragons fan, this game was perfection. I got to do all the character tweaking and dungeon crawling I could ever ask for. After killing Alduin in my first playthrough, I begin playing with mods, and suddenly my game expanded with even more quests and the graphics quality skyrocketed.
The only thing that could have made Skyrim even better would have been multiplayer. I was playing Skyrim at the same time as my best friend, but if we could have joined forces and journeyed into crypts as a dynamic duo the game would have been ranked even higher on this list.
Side note, if any of ya’ll are looking for a DM, message me! We can totally set up a game on Roll20. I’m a kickass DM but I do run a heavily “modded” version of the game, super homebrew, but have never played a boring game yet, and I’ve DMed a few groups!
Like most of you, I’ve been a gamer my entire life. A recent discussion with my wife about the most recent Blizzcon led me to think about my favorite games of all time, which in turn led to a wave of emotion and nostalgia.
So after a bit of thinking, I’ve put together a list of my top 5 favorite games. Let’s start with #5 for today and pick up with the others later.
#5. StarCraft/Brood War
My former best friend introduced me to StarCraft when we were in elementary school. At first I couldn’t figure out what the big deal was. You just dragged your mouse around and clicked on the screen to make clumps of soldiers move and automatically fight each other. You couldn’t pull a trigger or make them run or dodge or roll or jump or anything- you just clicked on the ground and watched them walk! How freaking lame was this game!?
But he was my best friend and I trusted his judgement, so I dutifully headed to the store and picked up a copy for myself, since he told me we could play against each other online, which I thought was pretty cool.
I popped in the disk and clicked on the campaign mode and BAM! I was hooked. The story featured amazing characters with more complexity and depth than I’d ever seen in a video game up until that point and featured an alien war right out of every little kid’s wildest imagination. Protoss, Zerg, and Terran, all vying for power in the war-torn Koprulu Sector using the most amazing technology and weapons (or disgusting slimy monsters, as was the case with the Zerg).
I must have played through the campaign 30 or 40 times. I haven’t played the original StarCraft in probably 5-6 years but I can still quote the entire thing line by line.
And the multiplayer! By all the gods! My friend was right- we could play online together. But I could also play with anyone else in the whole entire world! And the games and mods people made were completely unbelievable. I spent years reenacting famous battles from Star Wars or trying to defend Helm’s Deep as sci-fi Legolas with a sniper rifle.
Unfortunately, I also have some bittersweet memories relating to StarCraft. That same best friend who introduced me to my new favorite game was also the greatest betrayer of my little life. Being LotR nerds, we joined a clan and chose names from Tolkien lore. I chose Gothmog, one of Morgoth’s most powerful Balrogs. Well, that didn’t sit too well with the clan leaders. They were angry they hadn’t thought up that name for themselves, and so they convinced my best friend to get me to tell him my password.
Being a trusting 12-year-old kid who was just having fun with his best friend, I had no problem telling him my silly, clever password. I had no idea he was actually trying to steal it from me. The next time I tried logging on I found that my password had been changed, and when I started a new account found Gothmog running around in the chat… and it wasn’t controlled by me. Suffice it to say the friendship fell apart pretty quickly after that.
Still, StarCraft was a freaking awesome game.
Here you'll find a collection of my tabletop RPG creations. Most of the documents here are settings or adventures you can run your next game in. There are also some system hacks and tweaks you can try for your games- if you're not a number-crunching rules lawyer, you may even enjoy them!
Yes, they're all free :)
Settings & Adventures
- Harper's House of Heroes- You and your companions are an elite team of heroes working at a fast-food delivery style hero joint called Harper's House of Heroes. Your promise: deliver a hero to solve any problem in 30 minutes or less- guaranteed!
- Moonbright- A witch in Moonbright has been turning the children into scarecrows. The players must put a stop to this madness!
- Heroes of Butterpond Castle- A mysterious blight plagues the land and is killing the life trees! You must venture outside Butterpond Forest to investigate.
System Hacks & Tweaks
- EZ DnD- A stripped down version of Dungeons & Dragons great for introducing new people to the hobby.
- Risus/Dungeon Roll Mashup- I took the treasure chest and treasure tokens from Dungeon Roll and the rules from Risus to create a fun little randomized Diablo-style loot drop system. Who doesn't like rolling a d20 to find out if they get to open the fun little treasure chest and grab sweet loot?
- Crypt Shyfter RPG- The simplest RPG system I've created, based on Risus and UltraMicrolite20. This is a d20 system. All you need to play is this piece of paper and a single d20. The rules fit on one page!
- HeroQuest RPG- A simple, fast RPG system that resolves conflicts with HeroScape dice. It's a free PDF that rips ideas from HeroScape, Risus, Barbarians of Lemuria, Dungeon World, and D&D and combines them all into a beautifully simple system. It's freakin' awesome!