Venerable Dad and Hero Kid
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 November 2016, 6:23 am
Some members in one of the online communities that I am part of have been running a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons role playing game via the online Roll20App. I’ve really enjoyed the mechanics and there is certainly alot less number crunching involved, although I think this mostly in part to the way Roll20 speeds ... Read more

Shadow of Orwell
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 November 2016, 8:35 am
The year is 2017 and you have been successfully selected to become an investigator surveying the online presence of the denizens of The Nation, monitoring their electronic communications, files and interactions. Using the latest tool in the government’s arsenal ORWELL, you are thrown into the thick of things after an explosion occurs in the Nation’s Capitol. Over ... Read more

No Man’s Cup of Tea
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2016, 2:44 pm
With No Man’s Sky releasing this last week we enter the marmite period of game launch (some hate it, some love it). Once again many people stumble with the “It’s not the game I ( was looking for/ expected it to be/ was lead to believe i would get)” then appear the demands on game makers to ... Read more

Blaugust cometh
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 August 2016, 7:53 pm
Blaugust the time for blogging, for a fresh start and in y experience for discovering wonderful bloggers you haven’t encountered before. If you have not heard of the event before you should visit Belghast who created the event and read up on this years shenanigans. The challenge this year isn’t against the looming 31 day ... Read more

Gaming hard in May
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2016, 3:28 pm
Well May is starting quite strong on the gaming front, I’ve kicked off a Diablo III character restart for the sixth season. I like the seasons in that they give me a reason to fire the game up once more, last time I had to roll a new sessional character but this one I got to restart an existing […]

Old coder eyes
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 April 2016, 8:34 pm
This week there were two occasions when I had chance to glance at some code shortly before it was due to be rolled out to live. In both cases I looked over the code, not in any official capacity as both had been through testing and peer reviewed before I even set eyes on them. However I found underlying […]

Crossing the Streamers
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 March 2016, 7:52 pm
Since our gaming marathon I’ve found myself watching a lot more streamers recently and it’s left me pondering if it something that I’ll ever want to get into more seriously. I both like and dislike the idea of interactions in equal measure maybe that’s why I enjoy the Forge snip-it style, however since forge has stepped […]

Game Roundup 2016 week 11
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 March 2016, 2:55 pm
The Silent Age Over the weekend I completed the game The Silent Age, I’ll not lie I was a little worried that the game was a very basic Point and Click adventure and on some levels that is exactly what you get. However you soon brush that aside as the story unfolds and you have to […]

It was a game blast
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 March 2016, 11:05 am
Good morning and happy March. Last weekend FlyinPinkMunki and I took part in a gaming marathon called GameBlast to help raise money for the charity Special Effect. Along with 3 other people our team played for a collective  130+ hours and raised over £630 in sponsorship. Personally I achieved my personal goal by setting up […]

Games Galore
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 February 2016, 3:10 pm
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying the delights of American Truck Simulator, currently with 2 states but more to come in the future. The game is similar to the previous title however there is more going on with denizens of areas going about their daily business  and the addition of Aircraft, tumbleweeds […]

Shades of Grey (Unabridged)
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 January 2016, 3:36 am
I’m 83% through Shades of Grey (Unabridged) by Jasper Fforde, narrated by Gareth Armstrong.

A humble brag
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 January 2016, 4:07 pm
I’ve always enjoyed the offerings from Humble Bundles and I have purchased a large number of deals from the website in the last few years. Mostly for 1 maybe 2 of the games in each bundle and I have a healthly game backlog growing So when the monthly subscription was announced I was more than happy to give it […]

Facing Diablo
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 January 2016, 5:57 pm
Yesterday evening I complete the main 5 Acts of Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls, I have to say I really enjoyed the story even if there was no clear plot device for me showing up and smashing everyone’s pots and vases to shit. My barbarian is now level 55 and primed to hit adventure […]

Forged online
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2016, 3:51 pm
In the last week we’ve upgraded our Monitors and Graphics cards and have been enjoying playing games in proper widescreen and without as much glitchiness. Plus I get to say “My new years resolution is 1920 by 1080” 😉 I’ve been trying to remember to run Forge when I’m playing a game it supports, for […]

Having a GameBlast
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2016, 3:17 pm
After wanting to take part in a charity gaming event for some time, I decided that this was the year to stop talking and get doing. So rounded up a few people to take part in SpecialEffect’s GameBlast16 event. Running between the 26th-28th of February 2016  it’s the UK’s largest charity gaming marathon weekend! During this period we […]

Into 2016 we stride
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 December 2001, 7:00 pm
Happy New Year bloggers, well it’s about time for my annual blog reboot post. But first up is my recap on the last few months of 2015. Games I’ve continued to play Dirty Bomb, leveling up to around 9, the leveling in the game is good damn slow. I’m not completely sure why the game […]

am ambivert?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 November 2015, 4:04 pm
I enjoy being part of a group and happy to take the lead in meetings so I’ve never considered myself to be a strong introvert. However the definition of strong extrovert isn’t a definition that I would say describes me either as I’ve gone days with talking to anyone, and enjoy peace and quiet. I’m a little from column […]

Like not my favourite
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 November 2015, 12:55 am
5 Days before my 8th Twttr birthday they announced that they were rebranding Favourite to Like, apparently it’s part of “the company’s latest effort to simplify the user experience as it looks to attract new users”, which translates into what? We want to be like Facebook so people can sign up and find out it’s nothing […]

2015 part 4
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2015, 11:42 am
Happy November everyone and good luck to those of you attempting the NaNoWriMo this year. It’s been a busy few months, the unrelenting stream of work which I had hoped would die down has naturally done the complete opposite. The winter months tend to be more relax so fingers crossed on that front. Additionally I am […]

Meanwhile … (3 months)
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2015, 1:10 am
So seeing as I’m not really been posting properly for a few months I have likely skipped a few bits and bobs, so here a recap of some key things that have happened this year so far: I bought a car, the one I had before was having electrical issues so I bit a huge […]

4.3 update
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2015, 1:01 pm
I updated to WP 4.3 yesterday and found that one of my plugins ceased working, it also stopped the website from loading, both the blog and admin pages. So I decided that I would raise a ticket to let the developer know there was an issue with the plugin: I’m very happy that the […]

Hangout to dry?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2015, 4:39 pm
I remembered when Google+ was hinted at as one of the best ways to use Google Hangout online. Well now Google have launched a standalone website for Hangouts at I the guess it’s related to the alphabet shake up, but part of me wonders if it could be a signal toward the end of Google+, as for […]

Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 August 2015, 8:19 am
Over the so called summer I have been watching the first series of Geek & Sundry’s TitansGrave  which has now come to it’s conclusion. The series was part of the TableTop season 3 that successful crowd funded in May last year, I was rather happy that the funding allowed for the RPG show to be […]

A mixture of things
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2015, 4:42 pm
My whistle stop update which maybe more than I have written in ages. Since my list post featured some music, I thought I’d share a little more with you. I can’t remember how but I discovered Postmodern Jukebox earlier this year and even though I don’t know/like all the songs I find the concept of […]

Everybody’s gone to the console?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 August 2015, 6:53 pm
I hoped that Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture from ‘The Chinese Room’, would show signs of a release on the PC, but as we stand on the eve of the games launch it would seem the partnership with Sony Santa Monica means the game is Playstation 4 bound and no other platforms are in scope. The […]

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