So I am mainly a Java programmer, but I have decided to give Unity a try. Mainly because I feel like I can bring things to completion faster if I use Unity.
One of the biggest things that led me to this decision was the Ludum Dare. People were able to get really neat and we’ll received games in Unity. I have not given up on my game programming in Java, but I feel like I can do some really rapid prototyping in Unity.
To that end I have picked up a few books and started reading through them. So hopefully I can post something soon. 🙂

I am working on a fantasy module for Fate Accelerated and I wanted to create a few magic items that you would traditionally like to get in such games. I have started with potions and created two potions that I think will work well in FAE.  Let me know what you think!

Green Potion
This is a potion of healing, it will remove the top two most stress that you have checked (will remove stress 3 and 2 if all 3 are checked). Drinking this potion takes the place of an action during combat. The entire bottle of the potion must be drank in order for this effect to take place. The potion is light green in color and smells lightly of cinnamon. This potion tastes like a small dab of honey on your tongue and tingles all the way down.

Blue Potion
This is a potion of defense. Gain the stunt “Because of the blue potion, I get an extra +2 when I carefully defend an attack.” until the end of the scene. The entire bottle of potion must be drank in order for this effect to take place. The potion is dark blue in color and has a light jasmine smell to it. The potion tastes like an uncooked frog and dims your sight for a moment as it goes down.

It’s been a while since I have done anything with the site, but I have some more time now and plan to go back to some semi-regular updates. I sat down at the coffee table in the living room to update the site and then work on some coding, but my kids had a different idea. They came to the table with some of their Legos and wanted to play.

Now I love playing with my kids, so it wasn’t hard to get me distracted, but to top that off, they choose Legos, I mean what geek doesn’t love to play with them. So I ended up spending a few hours just building different things for them. We’ve only bought a few Lego sets recently, since my kids just got old enough to really appreciate them, and I found myself missing the giant bin of parts I used to have. I checked amazon, but man, Legos are really expensive now. I need to find a way to get some a bunch of Legos fairly cheap so that I can build plenty of cars and planes and space shuttles for each of my kids.

Plus, I just love building things with them. 🙂

I have started running a new game this year.  I decided to go with a game that is popular and would not be hard to get players for.  The game I went with is Pathfinder and am I enjoying it so far.  I will be posting logs and actual plays as I continue with the game.  I went back to Maptool for this game, and look forward to GMing the AP Rise of the Runelords.

Okay, things are finally calming down here again and its time to get back to two things:

1. Gaming
2. Programming

I am back to working on my Mythic Emulator app for running solo adventures. It will basically just be used so that I do not always have to consult the chart. Here’s what I got so far, let me know what you think!

I’m playing in a Don’t Rest Your Head game that John is running tonight so I had to create a character. I have never played DRYH before, so it should prove to be an interesting experience that I am really looking forward to the game.

Here is the character that I came up with:

My Name Is . . . James Scott
And I Am . . . A disgraced, unemployed risk consultant

What’s been keeping you awake?
He stays up late at night watching the news and trying to figure out why the things happen that the news reports. How could that car of flipped like that? Why did the bridge collapse?

What just happened to you?
At Disney world, he is inspecting a ride. He hasn’t had much sleep but little sleep doesn’t bother him anymore. He inspects a ride and gives it a thumbs up as safe to operate and takes the customary first ride. As he is riding, he believes he sees something like little animals, maybe rats or raccoons or something at one spot. When he tells the people, they say that they will check, but it is very unlikely and when they do, nothing is found. He shakes it off as little sleep and a long day, but can’t get the shinning eyes out of his head.

He is walking away from the ride and stops at one of the shops and asks the guy if they have any coffee in back, which the they get him. As he is drinking the coffee and watching the ride, once the car hits the spot he saw the “animals” the railing breaks and falls, taking the cars with it and crashing into a horrible tangle of steel and flesh.

Needless to say, he loses his job and cannot sleep a wink since.

What’s on the surface?
He is a about 5’11” and lanky with short blond hair and light gray eyes. He is clean cut and is always found wearing a nice, fairly expensive suit. He drives an old 1963 Chevy C-10 pick-up, because he knows the risk of the newer small cars.

What lies beneath?
Loneliness and a desperate need to find the truth. There is also fear.

What’s your path?
What caused the car to fall? I know the it wasn’t the steel like they are saying, I inspected every inch. I have to find the answer. What did I see? If it wasn’t animals…could whatever I have seen caused the steel to fail? Are gremlin-like things real? I have to know.

Discipline: 3

Fight [ ] [ ]
Flight [ ]

Exhaustion
Able to assess the risk (dangers) in any scenario almost immediately.

Madness
Able to replay a scenario in order to change the outcome.

Well, I just finished moving my website over to its own server and I gotta say, I like it.  There was a real moment there when I just could not decide between WordPress and Joomla, but in the end, the ease of use of WordPress just won out.  Joomla could do some cool things, but with the right plugins, I think WordPress can handle everything I need here. 

And if not, well, I’ll just switch over to Joomla!