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A Different Point of reView

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Have I seen the ranger? Ha! I done killed ‘im. Twice. Know a dozen orcs like myself who killed ‘im at least once. Bugger always comes back, though. Each time I killed ‘im, I got myself a promotion. Then I fought my way up higher. That’s how I got to bossin’ you ‘round, maggot, and how I got this here armor. Every promotion shows off how much stronger I’ become. But I ain’t the only one shufflin’ around the ranks and gettin’ stronger when one of the boys kill the ranger. Seems like every orc worth a name fights to fill in the new positions when the ranger kills one of us, and we all fights our way to the top. Continue reading

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A Different Point of reView

I like trying new things.

A Different Point of reView is a video game review in the form of a short story. The aim is to engage and interest the reader with a good story while capturing the tone and spirit of the game in the style and content of the text. The story itself will convey the necessary components of a review while telling a story through the eyes of a character within the game.

A Different Point of reView will pop up around once a month, and the first one will be available within a few days. This is separate from my video review Is It Worth $12? Without a paying outlet, it’s something I can only do in my free time. Thus, around once a month is my best estimation.

Thanks for being awesome! I look forward to dropping these for you.

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Is It Worth $12? A Humble Monthly Preview

When all the hype dies down, all the patches are finished, and time has let the game settle into its place, I want to answer one simple question about the game: Is it worth $12?

Is It Worth $12? is a fresh video review of the early unlock game Humble Monthly offers so you can decide if the game is worth $12.

I’ll be doing one each month for several months, putting the review up 1-2 weeks after the Humble Monthly is available. This gives you plenty of time to decide if you want to spend the $12 dollars this month or not.

The first one is up: Pillars of Eternity for August 2017 Humble Monthly. Which if you’re still uncertain about purchasing, you have two more days to decide.

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Late to the Party: Bloodbowl Legendary Edition

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Available on: PC

If you’re looking for a new spin on a football game, allow me to turn your attention to a game you might not have tried: a turn-based strategy football hybrid called Blood Bowl. Continue reading

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Late to the Party: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Price I Paid: $4.00

Available On: PC (Reviewed), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.

It’s a humbling experience when I start raving about something only to change my tune before it’s over. It’s the same feeling I suspect new parents have after two months of insufficient sleep from a crying newborn. Understandably, you might think that you know what I’m going to say about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and stop reading now, but don’t. It’s not because I get paid when you click to read the full review (because I don’t get paid anything for this), but because there was so much the game did right. Despite my wavering feelings for it after twenty-some hours, you may find it to your liking. Continue reading

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Steal My Idea: Unique, Mildly Impressive Starting Abilities/Equipment for RPG Campaigns

 

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[Very stock-looking stock image courtesy of Pixabay.com]

I’ve been kicking around a campaign mechanic for a while, so I thought I’d document it and share it with you.

The idea is that each player character gets one useful item or ability that has a drawback or they can’t use it with too much frequency. Continue reading

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Steal My Idea: Swamp of Amalgamation [Encounter]

 

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The party crosses a swamp deep in the woods. A collection of two types of carnivores and three types of herbivores drink from the swamp and wander around without fearing or eyeing one another. The creatures can be anything that fit the setting and challenge rating of the players. I’m going to use dinosaurs as my example creatures. Continue reading

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