Author Archives: Telwyn

Old stories… #Blaugust2021

This is my first post for the Blaugust 2021 blogging event, scheduled in advance since I’m away this weekend. I was listening just before the weekend to the latest episode of the DM of None podcast, an always entertaining and … Continue reading

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Writing and gaming update

As we close in on the end of July, I’ll take a moment to write about what I’ve been up to this month. My first priority, other than working a lot, has been to do as much writing for my … Continue reading

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Blizzard, culture and protesting by absence

Although I’m somewhat distanced from World of Warcraft and, therefore, Blizzard at the moment, my blog-feed and Twitter feed have alerted me to the lawsuit the company is facing in California regarding the endemic sexism and terrible treatment some female … Continue reading

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Blaugust 2021

I saw in my blog feed on Friday a few posts about Blaugust 2021 and had that moment of near-panic that July was already over, thankfully the news is being spread about the event early this year and there’s still … Continue reading

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“May as well not be an MMO”

Naithin has a post that’s caused some interesting conversation around MMORPGs and how some of us experience them. His post talks about FFXIV and how solo levelling can lack some of the MMO experience. This made me think back to … Continue reading

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LOTRO and nostalgia gaming in 2021

I think I’m immune to the pull of nostalgia in gaming, or have grown largely to be. I logged on to the Lord of the Rings Online Treebeard ‘slow’ progression server and created a new human Loremaster to play through … Continue reading

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Different approaches to using an IP and Magic the Gathering

I just read over at Contains Moderate Peril that Magic: Legends is to close on 31 October 2021, so before it even comes out of beta testing. The official website has the article and FAQ to spell out the details … Continue reading

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Gaming update – June 2021

I’m in a real MMORPG lull at the moment for various reasons. We’ve been on a World of Warcraft break for well over a month now, although 9.1 has a launch date looming, I’m in no big hurry to return … Continue reading

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Seeing MMORPG inspiration in other games

We’ve been playing a good amount of Gloomhaven this last week, partly because Star Wars the Old Republic had issues that kept us from playing two nights in a row. In Gloomhaven we’re busy chasing the achievements to unlock new … Continue reading

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Neverwinter’s Module 21 announcement

I read while I was ‘away from keyboard’ via Shintar’s Neverwinter Thoughts blog post about the surprising major changes coming to Cryptic’s Neverwinter Online MMORPG. The addition of the Bard class is a very welcome new feature. The only potential … Continue reading

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