Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Diablo III so far

Well finally exorcised the installer demon and got the game running last night (it took downloading the installer files from a third party site). Unfortunately it is playing like a dumbed down Diablo II. My favorite character class (Amazon) is missing, and rather than have a skill tree my Barbarian seems to have Hobson's choice for skills (at this level you get skill x take it or leave it). Not sure what Blizzard was thinking, but I think they may have jumped the shark on this one.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Doom of future past

Well I was going going to post about Journe comparing the first edition to later ones and provide some links. Being one of the few people on the planet with a first edition Journe, I can do that. She-who-must-be-obeyed picked me up a copy for my birthday at Gencon when it first came out. Most of the awesome Miles Teves artwork (the best thing about Journe) has been reproduced in later editions. The less said about the awful Journe computer game the better. Then I thought I'd post about writing about my own roleplaying game (I am going to write one real soon.or not); how I thought that classes, feats, powers, and skills were a bit redundant; and how my game would have only skills and powers. She-who-must-be-obeyed suggest using a skill tree, so I hunted up an image of that weird sphere grid from Final Fantasy X (my favorite skill tree, you can be anything you want, its just going to cost you). I will post my dungeon based on the maps in the book "the Complete Valley of Kings" once I get them drawn. I was going to post She-must-be-obeyed notes on Arthurian campaign setting based what we know about dark age Britian, but she tells me her 30 pages of handwritten notes are not ready yet. I did dig out Dungeon Masters Guides for 1st, 2nd, and 3.5 editions so she could work on her random treasure table table based on stuff found in dark age hordes. Unfortunately the copy of Diablo III I picked up at the Gamestop yesterday is calling "play me, Play Me!, PLAY ME!!!" so none of this other stuff will get done for a while....

Boy did I call it. Past midnight in Ohio and I still haven't gotten past the setup bug. Guess I should have blogged instead.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...