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How My GM Blew Up My Mind: A Viking Story of Pain and Suffering

My 2018 was all about Vikings. We were fortunate to have a very experienced GM who home-brewed an awesome Viking campaign for us. Playing a viking campaign was a long time wish of mine, however, little did I know that by the end of the campaign my GM would have blown up my mind. But first things first. The campaign was built on DnD 5e. Our group consisted of five PCs which are depicted below…

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The Chained God: Quest Log

→ Defeat Níðhöggr, the Serpent Who Gnaws the Roots of Yggdrasil: Four years ago the gods died. It turns out, their powers were paramount in keeping Níðhöggr imprisoned, an alien fiend responsible for the deaths of many Vanir. Since their death, Níðhöggr is gaining strength and will soon break free of his divine chains. We must stop it. But if gods couldn’t stop it, how can we? → Revive the Old Treaties: If Níðhöggr is…

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The Chained God: Allies & Foes

Four years ago the gods died. It turns out, their powers were paramount in keeping Níðhöggr imprisoned. As Níðhöggr is gathering strength, so must we. Trygve tasked us to make as many allies as possible while disrupting the plans of our foes, when possible. Allies: Trygve, King of Asgard: An eccentric elf who vowed to destroy Níðhöggr once and for all. Son, (allegedly) God of Ale, Handsomeness, and Archery: A very ugly but kind-hearted man…

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The Chained God: Dramatis Personae

PCs Bingo Rumble: A Lightfoot Halfling, son of a rich merchant family. Harmand Kromman: A Mountain Dwarf of clan Kromman. Rhyl’Aun Ridge: A Half-Drow, son of a merchant. Véronique Lorraine: A human, daughter of a baker. Asgard Trygve, King of Asgard: An eccentric elf who vowed to destroy Níðhöggr once and for all. Son, (allegedly) God of Ale, Handsomeness, and Archery: A very ugly but kind-hearted man with amazing bow skills. More importantly, an ale…

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Bioshock Infinite — An FPS Gem That Respects The Intelligence Of Its Players

“There’s always a lighthouse, there’s always a man, there’s always a city.” When Bioshock Infinite was published in 2013 critics and fans were ecstatic. However, for reasons that today are unknown to me, I never got to play the game. Needless to say, when I made the list of the things I want to experience and review on this blog, Bioshock Infinite was among the first things I added. But what kind of games is…

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Unsung Songs: The Tree of Life

Ruins of the Asgardian Palace, Asgard, 4 AR. Under the ruins of the building that once ruled the Heavens lies a room full of forgotten secrets. In it, a young elf is reading a book murmuring to himself. His dire wolf pelt lies on the floor. His longbow and lyre are dropped hastily on a table. So focused he is on his research that he does not hear the woman entering the room. “Trygve,” says…

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All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) Review

Who would have thought that we would relate so profoundly with a murderbot! All Systems Red is a refreshing scifi novella that surprised me in so many ways. First, I have to admit that I’m a huge lore nerd. I love reading pages upon pages about how every single thing works and functions in a given setting, stories of how the state of the world came to be, past stories about the characters, and so…

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