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Tannenberg is launched!

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In all the busyness in my life right now, I neglected to notice how quickly the official launch of Tannenberg, the Eastern front focused game from the 1914-1918 WWI Game Series, is today!

Verdun owners should have received a 25% off coupon this morning towards purchase of Tannenberg, and Verdun itself is on sale. I highly recommend them for those FPS players who prefer a more realistic approach to trench warfare. Fair warning: it's brutal as expected from these devs.

This morning, I hopped into a quick match and look forward to making at least a casual effort to hop into either game once a week to stay passably mediocre.


Steady tides be with you!

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Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:24 pm
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Divided attention, yet on track

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I had intended this past Thursday to premiere a new weekly feature but I had to concentrate efforts on non-hobby related tasks. We'll re-focus this week, so look for a new weekly feature called Thirsty Thursday starting, you guess it: Thursday. In the morning to be precise.


Speaking of focus... Cypher System, a game system where the player character's abilities come from their focus, is something that's been been on my mind a lot the past few years as it's my go-to roleplaying game system of choice. I'm not entirely a big fan of Numenera, but I do enjoy a lot of player options and setting components it provides, so I do generally have a lot of those books.

Right now, I'm playing in a play-by-post of The Strange, a Cypher System game, on Discord server. With my current life responsibilities, this fits my schedule the best. We're right now about to translate to a recursion on our own for the firs time. I'll share if we made it and where we end up in a future post!


I say no thank you
The Cypher System-lite roleplaying game with a focus on young players, No Thank You, Evil!, has received it's second printing. I should be receiving my email any day now from Monte Cook Games to let me know it is ready to be shipped. I would suspect we won't get it in time for Christmas, but my kid isn't quite old enough for it anyways so no bother there. She's still all in about wooden trains. But I look forward to getting her into rolling lofty and colorful d6's in the future. It should be as much fun to play as it will be gamemaste...er guide. Like the promised Great War unboxing, I'll be doing one for that as well.


1914-1918 WWI Games Series
I wished the devs of Verdun and Tannenberg came up with a better name for that series as "1914-1918 WWI Game Series" rolls off the tongue so well, don't ya think? [/sarcasm] I joined the community event for Tannenberg I had mentioned in my last post. It was somewhat successful, but not nearly enough players had joined. What I didn't know was that it was on a private Euro server, so the frame rate had a significant drop in the second half of the match, making it pretty unplayable for me. I hope that perhaps more US events take place, but perhaps that should be instigated rather than waiting on to happen. I was unable to attend the Verdun one the following afternoon.


Star Citizen community, best community
I cannot tell you how blessed I am to be a part of such an outstanding community, especially one centered on a PC video game that's still a couple years out from release. Yesterday, I was blessed by the content creator WTFOSAURUS regarding a giveaway I had won a few months back. Due to some delays, he wasn't able to get to me until yesterday and because of that he made the prize even sweeter. It's quite awesome and I look forward to locking in my personal fleet for launch soon. Do let me know in the comments if you plan to play Star Citizen at launch or if you just have questions about the game itself.


Aqualith updates
Finally, while the blog was quiet last week, early development on Aqualith products certainly did not. No new news on when you'll see the first product, but I am laying those foundations down to see what is feasible and realistic concerning the limitations I have on time.

As mentioned at the top, keep your eyes peeled Thursday. Until then...


Steady tides be with you!

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Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:03 pm
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Verdun & Tannenberg community events

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As stated in my last post, I try playing the 1914-1918 WWI Game Series, which includes Verdun and Tannenberg, as often as I get an opportunity. I especially like the community-ran historical battles. I missed quite a few of them in years past but recently they've scheduled them a bit better for me to attend. This weekend there's two events, one for each game.

Tannenberg: Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive 1915, Saturday, 8th December 2018. Start time will be 8pm CET. Poland map, restricted to K.U.K. Trupp (Central Powers) vs. Frontovik (Entente), all weapons.

Verdun: Second Battle of Artois, Sunday, 9th December 2018. Start time also at 8pm CET. Artois map, restricted to Stosstruppen vs. Canada. Up to 128 players! Also all weapons allowed.

Utilize this fantastic time converter to find out when these are for you.


Steady tides be with you!

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Thu Dec 6, 2018 5:01 pm
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