An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. Conrad writes news and produces video content for Destructoid (including Sup, Holmes?, Office Chat and Saturday Morning Hangover) and is a regular host on Podtoid.
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This week, I've started posting daily runs of some of my favorite procedurally generated games to my YouTube channel. Today had a rough start to the morning, with a little bit of disappointment over reading reviews for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and particularly poor form in dealing with a Shopkeeper in Spelunky.
Later, I took another trip to the wasteland in Nuclear Throne. I've been playing with randomly selected characters and wound up with Muscle this time around. Not a bad guy to have; his dual-wielding ability can be really handy in a pinch and he's certainly nimbler than his appearance might suggest. But the Big Bandit did me in for the second day in a row to much sadness.
And then I took a stab at Risk of Rain, playing as the always enjoyable Acrid. I haven't played with him as much lately, but he's an amazingly potent character if you can get a few good buffs. I made it a good way in, but escape from the planet wasn't going to be in the cards today.