Lets play Ascension – Immortal Heroes

Lets play Ascension - Immortal Heroes

Immortal Heroes has arrived on IOS! I’ll be doing some features in the coming days. This set introduced Soul Gems as the new mechanic and incorporates fate and trophies from previous sets. I can’t wait to get my hands dirty with this expansion.

I think the choice is obvious here buying the banish card, followed by one of the life bound cards, but which one?

Until next time, get your games in!

#Neverwinter Skirmishes – Quick and Fun

Skirmishes are miniature dungeons consisting of 5 man parties. The game makes it simple to join with the queue feature. Just click a button, wait to queue and you’re transported to a zone for a short 10-15 minute battle. So far I’ve participated in a defeat each wave encounter and a small dungeon that leads up to a boss. These little adventures are a nice touch and simulate the smaller encounters you have in table top D&D. My most recent skirmish was into Helm’s Cathedral to defeat a Pit Fiend that some cursed cultists no doubt summoned in some dark ritual.

I am continuing to really enjoy Neverwinter and recommend checking it out. I’ll leave you with some shots from Helm’s Cathedral, and ‘Until next time, get your games in!’

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#Neverwinter – Dungeons and Dragons – Wonderful Free to Play

I had an opportunity the past few days to rest while my wife and babies were visiting the grandparents and I had a good chance to check out Neverwinter. A free to play MMORPG based on Dungeons and Dragons. I’ve known Neverwinter has been based off of D&D for a while but it really hit home when I realized that the abilities that my character used were ‘at will’, ‘encounter’, and ‘daily’ powers. A great touch to add the feel of D&D to the game. Naturally the encounter and daily powers have cooldowns as you would expect.

I didn’t get a good chance to try out Neverwinter during the beta event, but the initial glimpse peaked my interest enough to give it a whirl with the latest email they sent reminding me to get in ¬†on the open beta.

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Each level grants you new powers or upgrades to existing ones, my favorite so far being takedown! Nothing like walking up to someone and just knocking them flat on their backs!

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The visuals were more than I expected coming into a free based model (there are of course micro-transactions). Here are some shots of my adventures so far:

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The targeting system is unobtrusive as well. Don’t worry about having to click on a mob or tab to target, you just face the target you want and the game locks in all on its own. This allows for some extremely fun and interactive gameplay.

Here’s the shot of the Mimic treasure chest that almost devoured me for lunch!

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This game has a ton of great features!

  • Auction House
  • Foundry
  • Dungeons
  • Skirmishes
  • PvP
  • Queue system!
  • Guilds
  • Banks
  • Professions
  • Companions

I’m sure I’m missing a bunch, but I’ve just begun finding them. The most interesting feature so far has been discovering The Foundry quest system. These are player generated quests written by players and incorporated into the game. So for the DM’s out there this game has a spot for you. I’ve been through a few of them and they are awesome fun!

Did I mention that you can manage your character without being logged into the game, for free? Want to check on your auctions, or do some more profession training while you’re on the go? You can! There’s a mobile site to manage your character.

If you haven’t tried this game out, I suggest giving it a go. Check it out here:

Neverwinter Online

Launch Trailer

Mike’s World

And if you like the game look me up @multani80

Until next time, get your games in!

Terry Goodkind – Amazing Author, troubling producer of promises

First I want to say that I honestly don’t believe the problem lies with Terry Goodkind, but rather with the team behind his online store. Last June 20th a special collectors edition of his self published book ‘The First Confesdor’ became available for purchase. We knew going in that it would take some time to produce and ship. Our updates were good and frequenly sent to our email addresses. Then things slowed down. Updates were less, lucky to receive an email, and when we did there was news of a problem putting the package together. Better updates were promised, but not fulfilled. A whisper of shipping possibly ready in January (7 months after purchase). Then a post in March from the team telling us to hang in there, orders are almost ready, updates again were promised, and we were left hanging once again. I’m May we received emails with tracking information and were excited, but ultimately let down. As three status of the tracking is still electronic shipping information received, one month later.

Posts are filling up his Facebook page, going unanswered, the event page had been abandoned by all but those of us that ordered. The hundred orders were promised and paid for by fans all across the world. Over $90,000 paid for this wonderful Collectors Edition. We sit patiently waiting, checking our emails, Terry’s Facebook, tracking numbers, hoping for some news, any news but it does not come.

We are approaching a year since purchase, many folks have moved, unsure if they will ever see their purchase. I hope we see movement soon.

Mr. Goodkind has taught us many great things through his novels and he has some amazing fans. It saddens me to see them lose faith in such a wonderful author due to a poor execution of a great package intended for his fans.

Soon, hopefully. We are waiting.

Until next time, if you have not discovered Terry Goodkind please check him out.

Terry Goodkind
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