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sheppy . Sep 20

Import Review: Hatsune Miku Project Diva F for Vita

A couple weeks ago, I received my copy of Hatsune Miku Project Diva 7 for the Playstation Vita. For the most part, I've been supremely happy with my Vita experience and likewise, I do enjoy me some rhythm gaming. I have t...   0

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sheppy . Aug 05

Gaymer Con, Reactions, and Extremes

Over the past few months, I've sat back and just watched Destructoid. It's a sad state of affairs that I seem unwilling to participate in the culture of the site anymore but it has become an unsavory culture for me. This cu...   0

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sheppy . Apr 30

Dungeon Game Challenge Complete!

Seven days ago, I stepped up to a challenge. The premise was simple, could I create a simple dungeon raiding card game in a scant 7 days? The idea behind the game was based around the room clearing concept of Gauntlet but, ...   0

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sheppy . Apr 27

Dungeon Game Challenge #4: The Dungeon With No Name

What the hell? Name change?!? Actually, the final name of the game wasn't going to be Dungeon Blitz despite that's what the project name was. I typically ramble off a name, design the game, refine it, and come up with an e...   0

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sheppy . Apr 26

Dungeon Blitz Challenge Day 3: First Possible Kink

Like all print services, The Game Crafter cannot deliver 100% accurate cuts to the cards. This is the reason why, when you buy board games (if you buy board games), you notice the color of tokens and such go beyond the cut l...   0

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sheppy . Apr 25

Dungeon Blitz Challenge: Day 2

The primary foundations complete, today is all about Tile creation and room designing. On grid paper, I hammered out 12 rooms that would be standard to the dungeon and 8 rooms designed around various scenarios. With my own ...   0

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sheppy . Apr 24

Dungeon Blitz Challenge Day 1: Concept to early beginnings

Note: This idea only appeals to board gamers or people who are interested in a hurried concept series. One day, in a chat, someone mentioned an inability to make the classic game Gauntlet into a card game. Within a minute,...   0

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sheppy . Mar 12

Gym Chased Me Away...

Those who know me know that I am, as Adam Corolla puts it, Hyper Vigilante. Tiny things annoy me, minor issues explode into universes of grievances, and it can take it's toll over a prolonged period of time. This is a stor...   0

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sheppy . Feb 10

Kickstomping the Little Guy is Double Fine

There is a significant amount of people clapping their hands at Double Fine's recent success on Kickstarter. On one hand, I appreciate the fact that the service is there to help people with truly unique ideas to get the mon...   0

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sheppy . Jan 14

Why is CheapyD is Saints Row 3?

Among the many douchebag comments in the CheapyD announcement, including mine, was a general bitching about CheapyD, how Scoville should be in (although, to be fair, I was bitching about the horrible Jim review of the game), ...   0

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sheppy . Oct 31

Penny Arcade: Gamers Vs Evil Review

Deck-Building is the latest trend in board gaming and everyone is jumping on. EVERYONE. Including, of course, the Penny Arcade guys and Cryptozoic is counted among this mass and have presented us with the official Penny Ar...   0

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sheppy . Aug 15

Playtesting: Bedlam, Jaffe, and Smashed Puppies

This past weekend, I headed out with a mission. In my possession, I had three card games of my own design so I wanted playtesters, opinions, and generally ways to fix my creations. Using generic excuses like "picking up my...   0

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sheppy . Aug 10

Puzzle Strike: Bag 'O Video Gamey Fun

The question was raised, a few podtoids ago, would you pay $60 for a new Super Puzzle Fighter II. Johnathon Holmes said absolutely. Well, Johnathon Holmes... it's time to put you money where your mouth is on this review o...   0

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sheppy . Aug 02

Rubbish Bin: Haze Part 2

Not just another pretty face... seriously, this man is sans face... Some games come out and just get hammered on reviews. Whether justified or not, time passes, hatred fades, and it becomes time to investigate the games th...   0

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sheppy . Jul 31

Competition is bad, apparently.

There may be many out there, right now, wondering how I can say such a thing. Well, I haven't said it, you guys have. More particularly, you guys have been saying it this entire time about the EA Origins service. When it ...   0

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sheppy . Jul 24

Rubbish Bin: Haze Part 1

There are games that, when released, are real stinkers. Universally panned, abused, and slammed. But like Roger Ebert's stress relief reviews, some of these games really don't deserve it and some games are given a horrible...   0

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sheppy . Jul 03

Contest Revoked: Don't you want to Design An Imp?

This is Dr. Peepers. Dr. Peepers is one of the many Imps rushing, mallet in hand, to smash a crate of Puppies. I'm making a card game right now and YOU can help. but why would you do that? Sorry, contest cancelled due to lack of interest. Maybe next time.   0

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sheppy . Jul 01

Violent Young Imps

Contest is cancelled, sorry. Here is the deal, I am currently working up a prototype of a card game I dubbed "Violent Young Imps." To give a little flavor text, here is the plotline as it will appear in the instruction manua...   0

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sheppy . Jun 29

Bits of Legend Playtest Results + Contest Winner

A random assortment of baddies... This last Thursday, Bits of Legend made it's Play Test debut. A lot of stuff was expected to be broken and boy did Bits of Legend not disappoint in that regard. I expected the bosses to e...   0

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sheppy . Jun 22

I made a Board Game + Contest

As this post goes live, I have spent the past 2 months buried in Sketchbook Pro, 8 hours cutting tiles, Countless many hours nervously pouring my soul into a project that will follow me to Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohi...   0

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sheppy . Jun 05

Redakai: Conquer the Kairu Review + Contest Winner

Yesterday saw the national launch of a new CCG called Redakai. Flashy, Gimmicky, and expensive, how does it stack up in the market as a whole? Ultimately, it depends on the type of gamer. So sit back, relax, and read up on...   0

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sheppy . May 30

Conversion of a Board Gamer

As I finished cleaning up and making space for a third board game shelf, I had to look back. Less than two years ago, all I knew of board games was Monopoly sucked, Stratego was win, and Sorry was (and still is) among my fa...   0

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sheppy . Apr 27

PSN: It's downfall and effect on Gamers.

Last Wednesday, PSN went down. Rather, someone/s hacked Sony and Sony panicked, pulled their services, and began working around the clock to find out how bad it was. When they couldn't find out exactly, they hired a firm wh...   0

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sheppy . Feb 16

A response to True Believers

Yesterday, when I returned from my lunchtime quest for the Marvel vs Capcom 3 Special Edition, I wrote a blog post as satelitte imagery was saving out (system resources give me very little juice to do anything else). This ...   0

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sheppy . Feb 15

Congrats Capcom... you f***s...

Today, Marvel vs Capcom 3 came out. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 looks like a true successor to Marvel Vs. Capcom (aka, balanced with a consistant art quality) and not just Capcoms answer to Fighters Megamix and MK Trilogy. So I wa...   0

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sheppy . Feb 05

Is Nintendo Really Ready To launch?

As I put down my preorder today at Gamestop, I mused out loud... is Nintendo really ready to launch this damn thing? This is not a sentiment that came about overnight. It's come from many sources and definitely not being de...   0

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sheppy . Dec 31

2010's Unofficial Official Neggies

2010 was an eventful year to be certain. Every website and their brothers are going to be chucking out awards and in the same fashions as every other website. We all know the games that will be plastered with reviewer spu...   0

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sheppy . Dec 21

Resident Evil Card Game Review

One of the hottest new trends in board gaming is Deck-Building games and with companies more than willing to try getting their video game franchise in board game form, it's only natural someone would take this shot. Who wou...   0

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sheppy . Dec 14

Gosu: Card Game Review

Goblins serve many purposes throughout time, whether being simple enemies to mulch in a beginning D&D campaign, deal parts from mechanical ostriches in WOW, or even dig the tunnels for other creatures to travel in Magic, Go...   0

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sheppy . Nov 29

Initial Impressions: Resident Evil Deck-Building Game

This Thursday, to a local gaming store near you, comes the Resident Evil Deck-Building Game.... but what is it? How does it play? Who the what and the where cares? I do. So here is a quick impression. I sat down to give ...   0




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