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Monday, March 17, 2014

Everquest, 15 Years On

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Everquest was fifteen years old yesterday. It was my first MMO, so naturally I look back at it with rose-tinted spectacles. Recently, spurred on by my brother Adurj, I decided to head back to the original Norrath and see how the game looked 15 years on and without my nostalgia-specs on.


It's been almost twelve years since I last booted the game up, so I was expecting a lot to have changed. What I wasn't expecting was to find my old characters still waiting for me, despite my old server having been merged with another, yet there they were! In the interests of actually having some clue as to what I was doing however, I decided to start a new character.
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Masks of Nyarlathotep Campaign Journal: Chapter 24 - The Bloodied Cat

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A murdered Belgian. A locked room. Arguments and innuendo. First class dining. A card sharp. Smudged mascara.
It was Reverend Green, with the Elder Sign, in the sacrificial chamber
All were the ingredients that made up the mystery uncovered by the investigators during the last session. This time the investigation into the murder of Belgian archaeologist René Delaflote began in earnest.
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Monday, March 10, 2014

The Last of Us: Left Behind

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I got you to hold my hand
I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me
And I got you to talk with me 

I got you to kiss goodnight
I got you, hold me tight
I got you, I won't let go
I got you to love me so 
I Got You Babe - Etta James

Left Behind is the only narrative DLC expansion for my favourite game of 2013. It manages to do one of those things that many game sequels fail to achieve - it actually improves and deepens the experience of having played the main game, and it does so whilst improving on the mechanics of the original. There will be spoilers below, especially for those of you who haven't played through The Last of Us yet.

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Troy: Shield of Thunder by David Gemmell

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Shield of Thunder (Troy, #2)Shield of Thunder by David Gemmell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shield of Thunder continues the fine storytelling that Gemmell began in the first Troy novel. Several years have passed and now the nations of the Great Green are in full on military conflict.

The majority of the novel follows two character that were only incidental in the first book. This allows us to check in with all the main characters from Lord of the Silver Bow, and allows a more neutral, outside viewpoint of the story.

There isn't much more I can say other than what I wrote in my review of the first book. It's a brilliant novel packed with great characters, politics, action and ruminations on the meaning of courage and honour.

I can't wait to get started on the last book in the series!

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