classic video games really hold up.

2014-9-19The thing I really appreciate about “classic” video games (classic being a relative term of course) is that the game play really holds up… and, half the games made today are trying to have a retro-aesthetic so the graphics sort of hold up too.

The original super mario bros on the NES really is one of my all-time favourite games.  it’s so fun, it’s got a pretty consistent “physics” and a consistently manipulatable control scheme…  PLUS, the graphics are so simple, they don’t detract from the experience.  They enable the imagination!

I do like retro-inspired video games, but a lot of time in modern-retro seems to be focused on the aesthetic and not on the mechanics.  Some games get it right, some do not.  Even modern-retro RPG’s seem to be missing something of the magic.

How long can I keep playing my old games?  I wish I could play them all again for the first time.  The truth is, I have this longing to play a game that I know no longer exists.  It’s hard to compete against a memory I suppose.


I mean, isn’t it obvious?


i mean, it isn’t rocket science!  it isn’t rocket science domination, just the regular kind.  I actually have my teen-age endeavours into board game creation sitting in my garage.  It is actually called domination.  I do not remember how to play it at all, even though i wrote the rules on the back of the piece of wood I drew the game board on…

Happy tuesday!  hope everything is going well in your neck of the woods.

Away! part five.

These comics are comics I make to document the exploits of our old RPG group for the game “Brygs and Cylons”.  It’s… ridiculous.  Anyways, I forgot I made these, had a good laugh, and decided to put them up here.  I’m not sure if they will be funny to people who aren’t physically at the game, but at the very least, it will give you a clue as to how… silly? the games get.

BC1 BC2 bc3

incompatible standards


So sleepy!  I’ve been getting so used to sleeping in until nine, waking up at 7:00 is not easy.  Huge thanks to all the guys who came over to play brygs and cylons!  It’s ALWAYS a ridiculous time, this time is no different.  Highlights of the evening were when Charles became the president of a stranded derelict battlestar, when Dave shot a box which made the game glitch out and basically made him a superhero for the rest of the game, when kurt built a light cycle, when Jamison penned a mind-controlling pop song, and when Andy’s character… well, everything about Andy’s character is a pleasant memory.  Poor penny, stranded on the planet yet again, left to mother her child.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take one part Battlestar Galactica, one part D&D, and eight parts “let’s see if we can make sure whatever Rob had planned doesn’t happen”, and honestly, the results are about a million times better then what I ever plan.

I’m glad Diana has Paulina to hang out with during these little escapades, I dunna think she’d enjoy herself.

My parents are officially staying at their new house!  which means that their dog charlie is no longer in the house, which means that my dog “coffee”, herein referred to as “coffee-dog”, is ACTUALLY DEPRESSED.  She’s just moping around.  Though I did see that she managed to stash like five chew-sticks in the seam of her pillow-bed-thing, and she has been digging them all up and just comforting herself by eating them like crazy?  Dogs man, they don’t make any sense.