Scotty Plays Kingdom Hearts: HD Collection - The Level 1 Fun Run

Scotty Plays Kingdom Hearts: HD Collection - The Level 1 Fun Run

Playing the games at level 1 forced me to appreciate each game in its entirety. When everything kills you in one or two hits you have to understand your own capabilities, how each of you moves work and when best to use them. You have to study your enemies, learn how they telegraph each attack and how to respond. All these options the game provides become integral to your survival.

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Scotty Makes Games: 5e Campaign

So I'm writing my first Dungeons & Dragons campaign in 5th Edition. The narrative will have a very post-apocalyptic feel to it and to help create that atmosphere I've cooked up some homebrew things featured in this week's post. This is just the first draft so any and all things are subject to change. As a work in progress I hope to post significant developments as I make them.

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Field Journal of Scarlet Hughes: The Trek to Valaki

Sorry for the delay on this one. I think I'm finally settling into a routine. By the looks of things Scotty will only be Talking Games once a week now. To get back into things Scarlet makes a return, recounting her journey to Valaki after surviving the long night in the church.

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Scotty Plays XCOM: Enemy Within - Metallic Manly Men

Scotty Plays XCOM: Enemy Within - Metallic Manly Men

It was a grueling process panned out over six campaign attempts but it forced me to experiment, fail and learn until I became skilled enough to overcome it. When that final cutscene played and I saw the end credits for the first time, I could not stop myself from grinning. The satisfaction was supreme.

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D&D: Tips for New Players

D&D: Tips for New Players

The sister article to my last post. It only seemed fair. Here are a bunch of little tips and tricks for players who are new to D&D or RPGs in general. It covers character building, useful gear and metagame. Hopefully it provides some insight and prompts players to think creatively on how they interact with the game.

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D&D: Tips for New DMs

D&D: Tips for New DMs

Today's article is dedicated to all you budding Dungeon Masters. In my time playing Dungeons & Dragons I've DMed and been DMed by a lot of people and have picked up a fair few methods for running a game that I think are worth sharing.

I apologise for the late delivery. I flew back from Auckland on Monday and was out til late Sunday night. I pray your forgiveness and undying love ;)

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Scotty Plays Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Talion & Celebrimbor's Babysitter's Club

Scotty Plays Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Talion & Celebrimbor's Babysitter's Club

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is what Assassin's Creed should have been. It clearly took inspiration from the series; 'viewpoints' are 'forge towers,' maps are full of side-quests and collectibles, and the combat AI suffers from the same disease where only a single target can attack the player at a time, despite outnumbering the player 95% of the time.

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MtG: Kingdoms

MtG: Kingdoms

Another alternative way of playing the grand game of Magic: the Gathering. The game mode known as "Kingdoms" is an excellent way to enjoy Magic that adds a whole other layer to the social aspect of the game. I always find you can tell how good a game is by how much people talk about it after its over, and my friends and I never shut up about Kingdoms.

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