What I wrote for my ex’s blog: Den Of Lethargy

Den Of Lethargy

After a long forced vacation from the laptop I am finally able to continue filling you in on my LARPing adventures! The first MOD day is coming up for the ELEGY: A Doompunk LARP, and after much deliberation I finally submitted my character LOG last night at 8:00 p.m..

When creating a character for a LARP, on top of obvious things like creating a name and picking a game-relevant culture, you have a set number of experience points (or XP) that you can use to choose your skills, and other game-related character development tools – for ELEGY this means mutations. At the start of ELEGY you are given 24XP plus one Resource (worth 3XP). The options were as follows:

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I ended up using my 24 XP as follows (please excuse formatting – I dislike wordpress):

6 XP: Wretch – The Wretch is one of the most unsettling Mutants found among the…

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So excited to see what Microsoft will do in response.

Den Of Lethargy

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The first shots of the next-generation console wars have been fired. Sony set the video game world ablaze with its announcement of the PlayStation 4  yesterday in New York City.  Over one thousand members of the media were brought to the Hammerstein Ballroom for a glimpse at what Sony’s new console will be delivering when it is released this Holiday season.  The anticipation for next-gen details has been at a fever pitch recently. With Nintendo’s “next-gen” system, the Wii U, not reaching estimated sales levels in its first 3 months of release, the focus has switched to Sony and Microsoft to convince us why we need a new system.

I’ve been gaming for almost 30 years. I had an Intellivision, a Commodore 64, every Nintendo System (except the Wii U), Genesis, Dreamcast, Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation (original) and Playstation 2. But, I never bought a Playstation 3. There are lots…

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