Clan RPG
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 January 2017, 2:00 pm
In one of my last posts in 2016 I mentioned that I was enjoying playing Dungeons and Dragons and that I was possibly looking into running a game for some of my clan members. Well that is now fully underway with a pre generated campaign to kick things off, this was to allow everyone to […]


Library Legacy
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 January 2017, 6:40 pm
A clan mate and myself were discussing the use of a Steam account by relatives, that had belonged to someone that has sadly passed away. Slightly macabre I know but as more things become released digitally, the material worth of worldly good diminishes more each year. Mine dropped greatly when I binned all fifty of […]


The road to Gameblast 17
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 January 2017, 4:06 pm
Last year Munki, myself, friends and co-workers took part in a Charity event for Special Effect called GameBlast. Apart from some bad planning about start times, we had an amazing time and collectively raised £643.58 for a truly amazing cause. Incase you aren’t aware of the charity Special Effect is an awesome organisation who strive […]


Shipping Forecast
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 January 2017, 6:30 pm
In early December I decided to run the pending updates on my HTC M9, I usually let them build up for several days before installing them. However the following day the phone was acting a little odd so I decided to restart it. That’s when some of the core android files appeared to stop working […]


Habit This
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 January 2017, 5:17 pm
For the last half of 2016 I attempting to motivate myself to in an effort to become healthier and be more proactive in some areas of day to day life. I started to search for applications to aid in this quest, and found that there are a number of applications that have health as a primary […]


Eastbound and down
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 January 2017, 6:45 pm
Euro Truck Simulator 2 was released in January 2013 and for a 4 year old game it’s really still got some stamina, the game has recently received another large DLC that expand the size of the world map in the form of major French cities and some work around the linking roads. I’ve always been […]


Logitech K380 Keyboard
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 January 2017, 10:08 am
I use my Nvidia K1 Shield as my main interaction device when I’m away from my PC for extended periods of time, as with any touch screen device using the onscreen keyboard takes up a chunk of real-estate, that shrinks the content that you are viewing. To circumvent this I bought a bluetooth keyboard to ... Read more


Who watches the Watchmen?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 January 2017, 6:00 pm
I have entered into the rabbit hole once again with the alternate reality game (ARG) The Black Watchmen. I along with many others first encountered The Black Watchmen as part of The Secret World MMO launch ARG event, I wear my Black Watchmen hoodie in game at every opportunity. This ARG was designed by Alice ... Read more


The 2016 theme park
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 December 2016, 6:59 pm
As the year draws to a close and I sit looking back on the mental rapids that the whole world seemed to endured during 2016. Of course there was the political events on both sides of the pond, that appears to be a massive blow to the freedom of citizens and a boost to corporate greed. There ... Read more


Venerable Dad and Hero Kid
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 November 2016, 6:23 am
Some members in one of the online communities that I am part of have been running a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons role playing game via the online Roll20App. I’ve really enjoyed the mechanics and there is certainly alot less number crunching involved, although I think this mostly in part to the way Roll20 speeds ... Read more


Shadow of Orwell
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 November 2016, 8:35 am
The year is 2017 and you have been successfully selected to become an investigator surveying the online presence of the denizens of The Nation, monitoring their electronic communications, files and interactions. Using the latest tool in the government’s arsenal ORWELL, you are thrown into the thick of things after an explosion occurs in the Nation’s Capitol. Over ... Read more


No Man’s Cup of Tea
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2016, 2:44 pm
With No Man’s Sky releasing this last week we enter the marmite period of game launch (some hate it, some love it). Once again many people stumble with the “It’s not the game I ( was looking for/ expected it to be/ was lead to believe i would get)” then appear the demands on game makers to ... Read more


Blaugust cometh
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 August 2016, 7:53 pm
Blaugust the time for blogging, for a fresh start and in y experience for discovering wonderful bloggers you haven’t encountered before. If you have not heard of the event before you should visit Belghast who created the event and read up on this years shenanigans. The challenge this year isn’t against the looming 31 day ... Read more


Gaming hard in May
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2016, 3:28 pm
Well May is starting quite strong on the gaming front, I’ve kicked off a Diablo III character restart for the sixth season. I like the seasons in that they give me a reason to fire the game up once more, last time I had to roll a new sessional character but this one I got to restart an existing […]


Old coder eyes
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 April 2016, 8:34 pm
This week there were two occasions when I had chance to glance at some code shortly before it was due to be rolled out to live. In both cases I looked over the code, not in any official capacity as both had been through testing and peer reviewed before I even set eyes on them. However I found underlying […]


Crossing the Streamers
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 March 2016, 7:52 pm
Since our gaming marathon I’ve found myself watching a lot more streamers recently and it’s left me pondering if it something that I’ll ever want to get into more seriously. I both like and dislike the idea of interactions in equal measure maybe that’s why I enjoy the Forge snip-it style, however since forge has stepped […]


Game Roundup 2016 week 11
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 March 2016, 2:55 pm
The Silent Age Over the weekend I completed the game The Silent Age, I’ll not lie I was a little worried that the game was a very basic Point and Click adventure and on some levels that is exactly what you get. However you soon brush that aside as the story unfolds and you have to […]


It was a game blast
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 March 2016, 11:05 am
Good morning and happy March. Last weekend FlyinPinkMunki and I took part in a gaming marathon called GameBlast to help raise money for the charity Special Effect. Along with 3 other people our team played for a collective  130+ hours and raised over £630 in sponsorship. Personally I achieved my personal goal by setting up […]


Games Galore
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 February 2016, 3:10 pm
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying the delights of American Truck Simulator, currently with 2 states but more to come in the future. The game is similar to the previous title however there is more going on with denizens of areas going about their daily business  and the addition of Aircraft, tumbleweeds […]


Shades of Grey (Unabridged)
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 January 2016, 3:36 am
I’m 83% through Shades of Grey (Unabridged) by Jasper Fforde, narrated by Gareth Armstrong.


A humble brag
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 January 2016, 4:07 pm
I’ve always enjoyed the offerings from Humble Bundles and I have purchased a large number of deals from the website in the last few years. Mostly for 1 maybe 2 of the games in each bundle and I have a healthly game backlog growing So when the monthly subscription was announced I was more than happy to give it […]


Facing Diablo
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 January 2016, 5:57 pm
Yesterday evening I complete the main 5 Acts of Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls, I have to say I really enjoyed the story even if there was no clear plot device for me showing up and smashing everyone’s pots and vases to shit. My barbarian is now level 55 and primed to hit adventure […]


Forged online
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2016, 3:51 pm
In the last week we’ve upgraded our Monitors and Graphics cards and have been enjoying playing games in proper widescreen and without as much glitchiness. Plus I get to say “My new years resolution is 1920 by 1080” 😉 I’ve been trying to remember to run Forge when I’m playing a game it supports, for […]


Having a GameBlast
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2016, 3:17 pm
After wanting to take part in a charity gaming event for some time, I decided that this was the year to stop talking and get doing. So rounded up a few people to take part in SpecialEffect’s GameBlast16 event. Running between the 26th-28th of February 2016  it’s the UK’s largest charity gaming marathon weekend! During this period we […]


Into 2016 we stride
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 December 2001, 7:00 pm
Happy New Year bloggers, well it’s about time for my annual blog reboot post. But first up is my recap on the last few months of 2015. Games I’ve continued to play Dirty Bomb, leveling up to around 9, the leveling in the game is good damn slow. I’m not completely sure why the game […]


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