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Stepping into the light…

I’ve taken a bit of a break from game-making the last couple of weeks. Just felt like I’ve spent a lot of time on the computer so I decided to close my eyes to it for a little while. Also it hasn’t helped that I probably have a fairly unhealthy addiction to Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes. Very, very, addicting.

I remember loading up Clash of Clans and being totally hooked on that for the first couple of months, but I don’t remember just loading it up just to take a peek at it, like a million times a day. I think it emits crack. It has to.

I’m just dumbfounded a bit as to how addicted I am. I’m running two different accounts on two devices, its stupid. Someone save me.

Anyways, an old friend of mine came to visit a buddy and me a week ago and got us salivating at playing table top RPGs again. Back in the day we played all sorts of games together and more recently we had started a 3-man group of DnD and were doing pretty good, but this last time he came down he forgot our load-outs. Bastard.

So, in turn he recently picked up a game called Descent. It reminds me a lot of playing HeroQuest, but updated and a lot more advanced in some regards. I particularly like the idea of the dungeon master (?) actually has his own goals, perks and a bit of desire to win. Leads to a neat dynamic to the game. I definitely enjoy an ongoing type of board game that can be so immersive. (hint: that’s why I added a CCG tab long ago).

Any who, we mentioned we were addicted to SWGOH, and he slipped up. He mentioned something he definitely shouldn’t have. He told us about Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. He’s like, its DnD, but Star Wars. I think our mouths dropped. Seriously. We love Star Wars and this is the perfect thing. Immediately we started googling and finding somethings out about it and it was heaven. Ha ha.

So, a costly trip around the internet and the books are in the mail. Now I’m simply eager and inpatient.

We just find that it’s easier to find a group of guys to RP with Star Wars as opposed to traditional dungeons and dragons.

And, it didn’t help I found Star Wars Force and Destiny. Credit card took a nice little shit kicking this past week, ha ha. Oh well. I’ll try and post some antics on here as time goes by, and maybe throw up a bit of review in the process. Gotta use up the articles tab somehow ya know?

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Just making progress… progress like a snail!

I didn’t really put my new project on hold (the CCG if you missed late last week’s post), I just got a bit of wrist cramp. It’s a pain in the butt making dummy cards for testing. I’ve only made … about 15-20 cards, and realistically I need to make about 120-125 cards just to test. Then, as I’m testing I may need to modify nearly all of them. Which is a hinder. I’m currently toying with the idea in creating a small (rather large actually) program to handle testing. It’d be a hybrid from Canasta’s code, but simply with no AI. Just wondering if it’d be more hassle than it’d be worth. But, I love challenges as such, especially with something I’m passionate about.

Anyway, I made progress on Traders. Yeah! Nothing stupid crazy (or really all that useful?), but I forgot what I was working on before, which I remembered after I started what I finished. Blah… I created this…

ping

It’s a latency bar! Which ironically looks like a cell phone connection ladder. The main thing is that it works. Eventually I’ll be adding in disconnections, lagging out that sort of thing, but at least you’ll be able to compare your connection to the server as well as your opponents’ connection to the server. It’ll be particularly more useful if I end up building a basic game lobby where all users connect to before branching off to their individual games. Although it is not¬†currently in the plans as of yet and won’t be looked at until after initial release.

Right now, I’m concentrating on player profiles and connectivity. From what I’ve currently tested, everything works and you can essentially play the game. I still need to add in game options in the lobby, mainly ‘No robbing on 2pts’ and how many vp’s are needed to win the game. Both are really easy to implement, so maybe I’ll tackle both of those tonight before bed? Or maybe I’ll play NHL, or Diablo III or start constructing CCG on Sphere…. hmmm, the possibilities!

Being ill is not advised…

After a good few weeks battling a nasty little cold/flu, I think I can say I’m on the up and up. You see, I’m very stubborn. If I feel a certain way about something, that’s the way I see it. I’ll see it that way until someone/something or time proves otherwise. Secondly, I hate taking medications. I hold off until the bitter end. Well, that finally came up when I had a hard time sleeping through the night, and trust me, I love my sleep. Of course I still feel like a bag of ass, but I’m much better now.

So let’s talk about delays shall we? I was hoping to finish Traders before I head back to school in late October, but I’m feeling it isn’t about to happen. I can hear the vast following (har har) sighing. But here’s what’s up. First and foremost, (and already mentioned), I’ve felt like crap. There has been days where I haven’t even turned on my computer to look at it. And honestly, my computer is on nearly every minute I’m at home, so that’s an oddity.

Next, NHL15 came out a couple of weeks ago (well, little more than a week, but I don’t count… [yeah I do]… ), and I’m deeply involved yet again even though I haven’t been able to play a whole bunch as of late. I’ve also fired up Diablo III (xbox360) again and have been playing that off and on when the friends aren’t able to play NHL.

And down the ladder, hockey season is about to roar up again. That means ball hockey is coming back, WHL hockey starts tomorrow and the NHL camps are under-way this week. Lots of days are getting eaten up just by hobbies.

Finally…

A long time ago (in a galaxy far far away), I used to play a lot of card games. I’m not talking about ‘Canasta’, although I did play a lot of those cards back in the day, and still do. I’m talking about CCG’s. Collectible Card Games. I’m very determined to collect sets and I NEED to have all the cards. This is troublesome when it comes to a wide variety of games that I used to play. Bare with my nerdy-ness… I played Magic: The Gathering, OverPower, Star Wars CCG and Pokemon. Yeah, I even played fucking Pokemon. That’s a lot of dineros. The worst part is that I’ve kind of got back into Magic. I bought a few packs and decided to not really play, but just to collect. I found my old card collecting sheets and placed the ones I’ve got in their respected slots. Well… I’m only 24 cards short of the set now. Ooops. But any way, that wasn’t the point I was going to get to.

This is…

I’m creating my own CCG. It’s yet to be named. It’s a interesting hybrid of Magic and Star Wars with some familiar DnD elements. I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll end up posting a project page when I get more of the rules finalized and some testing done. I’m currently in the process of creating cards from a database I’ve created. These cards are simple placeholders and hold the vital information for testing. They have no names but rather just the information. Maybe I’ll be on Dragon’s Den some day?

Peace out!