Seal of Deepwood wins another draft – 4-0 with Uterra and Nekrium

This card is so powerful! While it doesn’t when games all by itself, with the current draft format it’s easy to position yourself to take advantage of this card in rank 3 and decimate your opponents. Here’s the latest decklist:nek.ute3

#Neverwiner – Screenshot of the Day – Lava Golem

#Neverwiner - Screenshot of the Day - Lava Golem

During a recent Foundry Quest I stumbled upon a giant Lava Golem and it hurled giant lava rocks at me. I am just a small Halfling warrior though, and was a hard target to find. I recently reached level 40 as a great weapons fighter and am still enjoying the game on all accounts. Skirmishes are getting better and the dungeons are becoming more challenging.

#Neverwinter – Foundry Feature of the Week – The Necropolis of Nightmare

This morning I continued my daily venture through a foundry dungeon by completing The Necropolis of Nightmare. This quest continues the Netho’relak Saga authored by @chili1179 and is currently highly rated and is fast approaching 19,000 plays. In this quest you journey by sea to an ancient tower and must complete three tasks to gain access to the inner tower where you attempt to rescue a prisoner and battling some really crazy monsters. This is the first dungeon that had a beholder in it for me and the D&D nerd in me got excited. The fights weren’t too bad as a solo player. I would have liked to see a few battles that were tougher, but overall I enjoyed every minute of it. I will definitely revisit this quest down the road. The beauty of the foundry quests are they scale in level as your character progresses. So even if you’re just getting started or are fast approaching level 60, this quest has a place for everyone!

If you are a fan of Foundry missions, be sure to check this series out. There are currently 5 quests that are part of this ongoing saga and they are filled with great adventure and intriguing dialogue. I have done quite a few Foundry dungeons now and this one by far was the best visual quest I have been on.

I have spent some time in the demo_record feature and snapped some screenshots for you. Enjoy

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A Grim Statue

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I don’t know what these are, but they are creepy.

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The first Beholder I’ve encountered!

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The final boss in the Necropolis of Nightmare

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I believe this was a Golem of some kind.

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Another odd looking creature, I’m not sure what this is.

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By itself, captured by the demo_record feature

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My companion is about to be burned alive!

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Now I’ve been tossed into the fire too!

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I like to think I have grim determination.

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Another shot of the final boss

The demo feature allows for some really incredible shots that you just can’t get by pressing the screenshot key. Allowing for you to pause and slow down the action makes for some shots that you just can’t get otherwise. If you’re into Neverwinter and want to check out how to do this, then check out the forum post here. This last shot I was taking a fireball to the face and I paused the action panned and zoomed and took a great shot.

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About to take a fireball to the face. Ouch!

Until next time, get your games in!

#Neverwinter – Screenshot of the day

#Neverwinter - Screenshot of the day

From the Temple of Kelemvor Skirmish. This is the Bone Golem boss at the end of the skirmish scenario. Participated in the skirmish at level 36 as a Great Weapons Fighter. This has been the hardest skirmish for me so far and I may need to look at some gear upgrades and possibly a better talent spec. Still thoroughly enjoying Neverwinter and look forward to digging into the Foundry Missions. I’ll be starting with Crypts of Carnage which looks to be a four part series. I love that this game allows it’s fans to create content for us to enjoy and gives us a great tool to add the content to the game. Kudos Cryptic on a job well done.

#Neverwinter – Screenshot of the Day

#Neverwinter - Screenshot of the Day

The writings in the air, but what language could this be? Found while completing a Foundry Mission.

#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!