Well the GameAThon got off to a bit of a bumpy start, with Twitch TV temporarily banning me for not showing gaming content. So now I’m streaming on YouTube… had a bit of scrambling around to hook it up but it’s done.
Gaming-wise, we loosely stuck to the schedule with Pathfinder Adventure Card Game leading off, followed by some competitive Halo. Looks like we blew over the time allotted for Dwarf Fortress, but I’ll pick up the schedule in a few minutes with some Pandemic on the iPad. I may stick the whole hour or, if I lose too quickly, will find something else to play. Either way, I’ll be streaming it and you can watch the stream here. Next update in a few hours. Oh, and thank you for sponsoring me! The pups appreciate it!
Tomorrow night, Friday night, I’ll be starting a 24hr marathon gaming session to support my friends at CaliCan Rescue. I’m one of the folk who’ve accepted the Play4Paws2 challenge, so yeah, I’ll be gaming, catching up on my gaming deficit over the last few months 😉
It’s been years
Yeah, years since I stayed up ’round the clock. More, actually since I have to work tomorrow morning, so I’ll likely be up over 36 hours. So I’m not sure what to expect, except that as my sleep-deprived brain tries to play games, you can bet that I’ll suck more as the evening wears on. Ah well.
It’s about the Underdog
Ok, so I’m looking forward to it, mostly, though the tired bit I’m dreading. But it’s not for me I’m doing this, I’m trying to raise funds to support the organization that brought Bogart and all the other fosters into our (and others) lives. It’s about the people in an organization that works hard and cares about both the animals they rescue from death row (yes, they pull from kill shelters), and they care about the people they match the dogs with. Amazing work, amazing people.
Baldur’s Gate. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale. These games hold a special place in my heart. I was at the Edmonton Baldur’s Gate launch party when I was covering it for local TV news. Then later, when I worked for BioWare, I contributed to the marketing and communications efforts of these games and the Infinity Engine that they’re built on.
At the time, there was absolutely nothing else that could bring the true D&D experience, the party-dungeon-crawling-holy-crap-is-that-a-Beholder experience to the computer as these games did.
So, through the help of Beamdog, I’ve got copies of the Enhanced Edition versions of these games. And Virginia, they are enhanced – for example, the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition:
Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition includes the entire Baldur’s Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never-before-seen content including a new adventure and three new party members: the Calishite monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the wild mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.
I want my BGII and so do you!
Here’s how you can support my fundraising efforts through a silent auction and get one of these amazingly engaging and challenging Dungeons & Dragons world games, specifically: