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Kickstarter Highlight: The Isle of Cats

A 60-90 minute long game, made by an experienced gamer for experienced gamers? Nice! However I really do love a board game that comes with nicely crafted pieces and thankfully, that’s exactly what we’ve got today. The Isle of Cats by Frank West looks like a wonderful, simple experience with a lot of complexities added in. With a standard game mode and even a solo game mode, these cats are sure to keep you company. With a beautifully presented box, what do we make of The Isle of Cats Kickstarter Campaign?

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Journey Quest Season 4 – Kickstarter

This is a campaign is trouble, so this is a short article to reach out to anyone who wants to hear it.

I’ve talked Journey Quest before, it’s a series set in a D&D world without going so thoroughly referential as Order of the Stick or Goblins, more that the internal logic of things like character roles and systems like magic and the relations between races, the nearness of the divine powers, and the presence of undead, orcs and ogres and that kind of ilk. (more…)


Kickstarter Highlight: Cover Your Kingdom – Card Game

Card games and Kickstarter are like ducks to water; many good card games come from the platform and today we’re going to chat about another. I recently found Cover Your Kingdom, which claims to conspire to acquire punderful creatures. If that isn’t a tagline that gets you excited, I’m not sure what you get out of bed for in the morning. Puns, creatures and medieval themes? Sounds ace to me. There’s not much time to back this one, so check out Cover Your Kingdom today. If you want the lowdown, then read on for our summary of the campaign, along with the lower reward tiers.

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WordPress.com Support Forums

I’ve been an avid fan of WordPress for some time. The company, Automattic, do a lot of good. As well as running the software that runs this website, they power a huge proportion of the internet. Many of your favourite blogs, as well as a huge number of business and eCommerce websites all use the WordPress platform, which is separated by WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Recently, I won’t lie to you, I’ve been taking a vested interest in the people behind WordPress. I’ve logged onto the WordPress Support Forums and I’ve been trying my hand occasionally at helping those with WordPress issues. This has been my experience so far.

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UKGE 2019 Kickstarter Roundup – Part 1

It’s that time of year again. We headed out to Birmingham to cover as much as we possibly can in the 2019 UK Games Expo. Sadly this year we were one reporter short, so we have probably not been able to cover as much as we normally would, although I did manage to bump into Joel! UKGE is a great time to launch and/or have your Kickstarter running. As I went round the show I picked up and spoke to as many creators as possible, so today I wanted to start with the projects that are currently live.

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Tales of Alethrion – Season Two Kickstarter

Very early in my D&D playing career, I ran a heavily sea-focused campaign in Eberron. Among my players was a man by the name of Eddie, one of my all time favourite players and dungeon masters. I cannot remember the name of the first ship they sailed in, I remember that it was a rundown junker, splintered and warped wood, ragged sails and frayed rope, but the figurehead was pristine, and clearly made of different material, a pale narwhal complete with ivory horn. Might have been the Icebreaker? Can’t recall. The first thing Eddie’s character – a druid called Wren – did was straddle the narwhal. (more…)


Lua: A Simple Programming Language?

In the past, we’ve looked at languages such as php, JavaScript, Java and more. I’ve used a number of languages for a multitude of purposes. Recently, I mentioned how I was working on an AddOn for Elder Scrolls Online. It’s almost done now, but before I go into more detail about that, I thought I’d share with you the basics of the Lua language. If you’ve ever wanted an easy way to get into coding, here’s a quick introduction to Lua and how you can use Lua to get into programming whilst still having a lot of fun. Sounds good? Read on!

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Tech Review: Fitbit Charge 3

Wearables are everywhere; whether it’s a wearable gaming device, or the latest in health tech. Fitbit is one of those companies who really helped make wearable health devices a major part of our lives. Last year, I was given my Fitbit Charge 3 for Christmas, which I have been wearing regularly for most of the year so far. The more I use it, the more I love it. From the pedometer, to the heart rate tracker, there are some excellent built-in tools. Here are my thoughts on the tech, as well as what more you can do with it.

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MyFitnessPal: Tracking Workouts and Weight Loss

Apps that make my life easier are way up my street. For years, I’ve been using MyFitnessPal on and off, which whenever I use it, sees me lose a good chunk of weight. Whenever I get serious, I lose between 10lbs to a couple of stone using the app. Whatever your requirements are, whether you’re looking to lose weight, or if you’re looking to improve yourself, I can’t recommend this app enough. However, rather than just tell you that I recommend it, here’s what it does, what it can be used for and some of the other features.

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Modding Games: How I Work On Mods

Many video games, especially PC based ones, allow you to modify them. You usually are given a restricted API to work with, allowing you to manipulate the game in specific ways. Normally, you can’t really break the game per se, but you can indeed mess up with mods. But when you make a killer mod, people worldwide can benefit from it. I found a niche issue in Elder Scrolls Online, which I am writing a mod for.

This article is just a discussion about how I go about learning what I need to make a mod, as well as some info on the mod I’m working on.

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