Games

So yes, last night we had our 4th successful DnD session. Yup, I’m playing now.

This is my first campaign and really the first time I’ve actively participated in a type of game like this. Video games don’t count. DnD is very VERY different. And hilariously, I find that those who think people who play this game have problems and are society rejects are terribly pathetic now imho and need to gtfo of my life. Seriously. If you… Continue reading D & D & Me

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Ok I really shouldn’t write up what I’m making for gifts…but I waited too long so most everyone is getting hats!

So what’s been going on lately? I’m a sucker for turn based strategy games.

This past weekend was the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. I didn’t take any pictures though. =( Boo, I totally should have. The Unipiper was there, huge gaming arcade was there, KILLER QUEEEEEEN, and I managed to only buy two games this year, both for my 3DS. (In anticipation of the Nintendo Switch being backwards compatible, yes?)  Continue reading Christmas Plans

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Hah yes I am playing Pokemon Go.

And yes, I am getting out there and walking around, and feeling great!

The game has been launched for a little over a week now and it seems the Portland area has really taken to it. I see people in parks, on sidewalks, in cars (even Lyfts), playing this game! Adults mostly, but I have seen a few teens heads down at a Pokestop with a lure popped.

So far here’s what I’ve discovered in game play:

  1. Level up! Levels will determine what CP pokemon you’ll be able to catch and what you encounter.
    • Level 5 you pick a team: Valor, Mystic, or…that yellow one?
    • Level 10 you get Raspberries
    • Level 12 you get Great Balls
  2. Pokemon
    • The Pokemon are everywhere. Literally. Thankfully Niantic has not placed Pokemon in busy streets and freeways. They mostly pop in green areas and inside city blocks…and yes even in your home!
    • The original 150 are available to catch and evolve
    • Pokemon Eggs are back with your own unlimited incubator. You can get 3 time use incubators from Pokestops or the Pokeshop
  3. Gyms
    • Get with your team and go hit a gym! The highest gym I’ve seen is level 8. That means 8 Pokemon can be set there to defend the gym
    • You can gain Pokecoins and items for holding a gym with your pokemon
    • One Pokemon per gym
    • Fight a gym that is on your team to beef it up! Points matter folks! These are 1 on 1 battles.
    • Fight a gym that is not on your team to topple the king! This is a 6 on (whatever the gym level is and pokemon stored there). So you could potentially take down a gym with 1 Pokemon, if you’re lucky.
  4. Pokedex
    • Pokemon you’ve seen or caught will get registered in the Pokedex
    • You can hold 250 Pokemon at any given time
    • Transfer Pokemon to the Professor to gain an additional Pokecandy of that type
    • Nidoran? Nidoran.
  5. Exploration
    • Pokemon nearby will appear in a menu.
    • Choose one to track! The tracker will blip green if you’re headed in the right direction.
    • 3 paws, it’s far. 2 paws it’s probably about 2 blocks away. 1 paw you’re almost there! No paws, stop moving and wait for the game to update! XD

There have been a lot of unfounded reports of assault and weird shit happening to Trainers. And there have been some that turn out to be unfortunately true. I recommend not going it alone. Pokemon Go is best played with friends anyways, so do it! Go get your friends and explore your neighborhood!

I will post more as I find out more about the game play. So far. Five stars. Hehe.

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This may have been one of the most productive weekends I’ve had in a while.

To start things off:

FRIDAY: GOT MY HAIR DID!

Old hair

Old hair

Curled up!

Curled up!

Chems

Chems

RINSE!

RINSE!

YAY!

YAY!

 

SATURDAY: Portland Retro Gaming Expo, AND got started on the Consummate V’s Hat for Noriko’s Birthday KAL.

Ikaruga This is a man.

A man and his Ikaruga.

A man and his Ikaruga that he’s been searching for.

Searching for longer than we have been dating and married.

He finally found it.

(I apologize for the potato quality photo. I was trying to catch him in the act.)

 

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

 

All of this minus the Silver Gamecube we scored at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. And yes, yes that is a little sewn project bag. Yes, it will be used for knitting. And yes, she had other sizes that could easily accommodate as a dice bag or otherwise gift bag for said expo purchases. But YES! Finally I have my own copy of Tales of Symphonia!

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These fine gentle-people were all playing Starwars Battlefront for the original X-Box. That’s right. All of them, playing one game, together. There were approximately 25 systems up in this section of the arcade. Insane!!

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And this setup was all Atari. ALL.

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And this! This was the setup for the Tetris World Championship Stage! For serious.


SUNDAY: laundry and cleaning and omg LOOK. A wild cat on her couch!

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Also, I finished the Consummate V’s Hat and blocked Jonathan’s scarf. Finally done with that scarf!!

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Consummate V’s!

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Hatfield #2

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Bohemian Cowl

 

 

 

 

 

The Bohemian Cowl was also completed this week. That means I have two complete entries into the KAL giveaway. I’m really gunning for that skein of yarn.

Guh! So tired today, back at the grindstone.

Coffee GO!

Coffee GO!

 

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A cheese and wine festival that is!

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So many tasty treats! So many cute fluffy dogs! So much wine to taste! This is the first year we’ve gone and it was super packed! With the addition of a $5 credit and a free wine glass with entry fee of $25 (for cheese and wine) what’s not to love? I got Cypress Grove Humbolt Fog and Truffle Tremmor, which were only $5 each. So I used both our credits and didn’t have to shell out any cash.

Afterwards I headed over to my friend Alanna’s for a game night/birthday party. We played Exploding Kittens, Camel Up, Blank Cards (? I think that’s what it’s called), and Concept. The only game I’d played before is, of course, Exploding Kittens. Out of all the games I’d have to say Camel Up was the top dog for the night.

But the one thing that had me at hello was this washer/dryer combo:

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Just look at this beauty! It’s a clothing washer…and then dryer!!!!! No switching loads, no dropping socks on the floor, all packaged in a chromed up spaceship pod looking thing! And side loading!!! omg….I want..so bad…WAAANT…!!!!!

Le sigh…

And here’s my progress for Noriko’s Birthday KAL.

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And she has also posted the prize skein of yarn on the forum! Super cute! So far I think I’m in the lead for the raffle since no one else has started yet. Granted we have until the end of November…I could probably pump out 2-3 of these guys for Christmas presents this year and win that skein…muahahah….

Yeah…whatever mom…

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Have faith in my knitability, Luce-Purr!!! =/

Heh.

 

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Need I say more? XD

I’m bringing this to a game day this coming weekend. With the standard and the NSFW packs it becomes a 2-9 person game. I’m pretty excited to play! I haven’t touched the card packs yet. Going to wait until my husband comes home to play a few rounds. This is just too hillarious!

The Exploding Kittens has broken both the Most Funded KickStarter and Most Backed Game on KickStarter records! So glad I participated! This is the second KickStarter I’ve ever contributed to, and it delivered only three days late >.<

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