this is probably already floating around tumblr

Devlog 1.0

Firing up a test run posting here, I don’t normally write much text on Tumblr but here’s to new-old experiences!  I’ll mainly be chronicling the progress of my card game, Fields of Eleria, although much of it is already done it probably wouldn’t hurt to have some officially published stuff floating around and post up things on current and upcoming developments.

The premise of the game, the elevator pitch if you will, is that it’s a mini-MOBA in your pocket, a head-to-head customizable card game brawler, Magic: the Gathering meets Lord of the Rings meets League of Legends and DOTA2. It is a game of momentum, where your choices of heroes and minions clash against your opponent’s as you battle out for dominance of the six game fields and maneuver to destroy your opponent’s base. Design your deck, plan your strategies, and fight for your road to victory.

I wanted to create a customizable card game set in a high fantasy world of my creation, pooling from game systems that I love and admire but trying to give my own spin on mixing them together.  The decks are fully customizable, I have plans on releasing more card sets in the future to further expand upon the game’s story and deckbuilding options. I wanted to make the initial core set fully complete, no buying booster packs in hopes of landing that chase rare card, you just buy the set or a specific deck and you get all the cards, multiples so you can custom tailor your build experience to your liking.

My goal is to have offerings of card sets for each faction and then one complete core set that will have multiples of all the cards from the first core card set. The factions will have multiple copies of all that faction’s cards and various support cards. I’ll have to do a bit more research into specifically how many cards of each I’ll need to print at a minimum, but that’s my target goal.

That’s the general gist of it.  I’m mainly making a game for myself but I also hope that there are others who enjoy competitive head to head games who might also enjoy this, too.  Stay tuned for more updates and insights!  Thanks for checking this out.

While my TruForce Kickstarter experience hasn’t been exactly perfect, what with my X-Kai figure missing (but hopefully soon on the way), I still am quite thrilled with the quality of the figures and the packaging they came in.

I held off on opening anything until I heard back on the status of my shorted merchandise, but finally got around to unwrapping what I do have today. As great as Bandai’s D-Arts line is, hot damn I’d love some more unique Megaman TruForce figs!

My print was a little bent in the bottom right corner, but wanted to scan it to preserve it, despite it probably already floating around in better quality out there among cyberspace.

Ride Chaser? It’s still the Acid Ace chopper to me. ;D

Hrmm…first time tumblr has told me my 600 DPI scans are too large to upload. Ah well. They’re always shrunk on me no matter what.

Scanned from: TruForce Collectibles MMX Kickstarter Backers Limited Edition Print, drawn by Keisuke Mizuno

For people struggling to find Pokemon that show up on the radar in Pokemon Go

I’ve been doing a bit of research on the tracker/radar you get in Pokemon Go as I’ve lost one too many Vulpix to that bugger, and this is what I’ve found.

So most people already know that the footprints represent how far away the Pokemon is, 3 footprints mean it’s still pretty far, and 0 means you’re right on top of it. But there’s a misconception I commonly see floating around tumblr that’s probably stopping people from successfully finding specific Pokemon in the list.

Firstly, the white pulse that comes from the radar simply means it’s updating.

It doesn’t mean that you’re getting closer to the Pokemon. Assuming it means you’re going the right way is false and you could actually be walking directly away from your desired Pokemon.

Now the best way to actually take advantage of the radar from what I’ve seen, is to have it open. Not only will it update where you can actually see it, but you can use it to tell how close you are to your target. With the radar open, choose a Pokemon you want to find. Don’t click it, as that’ll just minimize the tab back down and you won’t be able to use this method.

When you’ve made your choice, simply start walking in a direction. Eventually the list will seem to shuffle itself.

Now did your Pokemon move up or down the list?

If it went UP, then good news, you’re getting closer! If it moved further down you need to turn around and try a different direction as you’re moving away. The closest Pokemon in the list will always be at the top, which is what you’re taking advantage of. Obviously if there’s only one or two on the list it won’t work as well, I usually try this method around PokeStops with lures on them, or in busy cities where more Pokemon seem to appear (at least for me!).

Eventually you should be able to find your desired critter, and hopefully have better luck then with the other method.

I’m thinking of putting together a kind of LDS social media SWAT team to write about topics on a pretty regular basis, dispel rumors and refute falsehoods floating around on this site, and generally just create an increased positive Mormon presence on Tumblr (and Facebook, and other places as well probably). I already have a couple people on board, but I would like to have several more at least. Are any of you interested in participating in something like this?

So there’s probably already an answer for this floating around on tumblr, but I haven’t seen it. Why is Newt’s right wrist wrapped up? I don’t remember this from the book, I could just be forgetting, but obviously they’re taking care to cover up that particular wrist. Is it injured like his leg???? Is he hiding self harm scars????? Is there some practical purpose for it, or is he just like “The world may be a shit show, but there’s always time for style.”