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Cblog Recaps is a community oriented service meant to help bloggers and readers sort through... Cblogs. Maybe you were away from Destructoid and just want to catch up, or you just wanted to see if you miss something, or you just wanted to read some random commentary.

The recaps are done daily (Or at least they're supposed to be). Recaps will usually go up 1-2 days after the day it covers and include everything after the last recap.

Additionally, sometimes there is random commentary about random crap. On these days, you will see a + [name]isms to the blog title.

Cblog Recaps has been continually evolving since its inception. It was first done by Cowzilla3, taken over by Coonskin05, revamped and taken over by ceark, and then passed along to a group of community volunteers.

This page is meant to serve as a guide on how to read the recaps.


Recap Guide

These are the recapper's personal picks of the day. This doesn't mean they're the best posts. In fact, some of them might be pretty bad posts. These are simply the posts that the recapper enjoyed the most this particular day, and their choice is merely personal opinion.

This the category for the writer-esque type posts.

A - Articles
These are the community articles of the day. Community articles are blog posts that reach a sizable length, and are written to a certain standard of organized thought and quality.

S - Series
These are serialized blog posts done by community members.

B - Bloggers Wanted
These are writings that fall under the Bloggers Wanted topics.

P - Podcasts
These are Podcasts done by the community.

This category obviously pertains to contests. This should be relatively self explantory. Community Contest rules will be linked on the Side Bar and remain there for the duration of the contest. If we're missing your contest, please let us know.

C - Community Contests
A new contest set up by a member of the community.

W - Winners/Updates
A winrar is you.

E - Entries
Self Explanatory.

Sometimes Dtoid does an official contest that floods the cblogs. In such cases, we'll come up with a tag for that contest's entries.

This section relates to things that are more community oriented.

E - Events
NARPS, Conventions, Whatnot.

F - Fight Nights
Organized Game Nights.

D - Destructoid in the Wild
Robot Sightings.

S - Stories
Stories from the Community.

C - Contemplations
Thoughts, Questions, Calls for Help and so on.

I - Introductions
New people.

B - Birthdays
People Getting Older.

R - RIP
Dead consoles. Sometimes people.

H - Houses, cribs, setups
Destructoid Members sharing their setups.

This is for everything VGR that doesn't go into the above categories.

N - News
News. Usually Copypasta.

V - Videos
Self Explanatory.

R - Reviews
Self Explanatory.

P- Previews
Self Explanatory.

T - Thoughts
Thoughts on a game or gaming subject, not really reviews.

D - Development
Some indie developers like to post info on their games here at Destructoid. Their posts will go here. Also news dealing with new development tech and whatnot.

$ - Deals
Bargains found by community members.

Arts, Music, Etc.

A - Art
Comics, Fanart, Random Art, Cosplay, Etc.

M - Music
Self Explanatory.

F - Film/TV
Anything Film/TV related.

L - Literature.
Books and stuff.

S - Swag
Merch, Gear, Toys, Custom Stuff, etc.

Everything NVGR that doesn't fit into the above categories goes here.

L - LOLs
Makes you laugh. Maybe.

R - Random
Assorted topics about anything really.

V - Videos
Self Explanatory.

C - Could Be Better
These posts don't fail. But they could use more effort.

? - Defies Description
I essentially don't have the slightest clue what any of these posts are about.

This is sorta the junk of the day. I'd like to note that this isn't an awful category to be in every once in awhile, so don't feel bad if you get Failed or Slowed. It's just a kind note of sorts. In an effort to remain mostly objective, I won't discriminate on who falls into here. If it's slow or it fails, that's that.

S - You Are Slow
Some one beat you to the punch, or old news/content that's not worth rehashing.

F - Maybe Fail?
Probably Fails. It's ok though, everyone fails at some point. Just try not to do it too often.

From time to time a wave of internet enthusiasm will wash over the site and many people will start making blogs centered around a particular theme. This doesn't happen very often, but when it does we'll collect them under the MemeToid banner.


There will be an additional link at the bottom labeled FPoTD. Feel free to ignore it, this stands for Final Post of the Day and is just there to tell the next recapper where to start.

We aren't perfect, and this process is not automated by any means. Occasionally we will miss a blog, or even an entire day if no one can cover for a regular. Please keep in mind this is a service provided for the community by a group of volunteers. If you'd like to know more about helping with CblogRecaps, please direct your questions to StriderHoang.


Current Recappers:

Mondays - Luna Sy

Tuesdays - Script

Wednesdays - StriderHoang

Thursdays - ShadeOfLight

Fridays - Nanashi

Saturday - Dreamweaver

Sunday - Riobux

Current Reserve:

Hyper Lemon Buster Cannon

Lord Spencer

Pixie The Fairy

Mike Martin

Past Recappers:
Anonymouse, bbain, Beyamor, Cadtalfryn, casualweaponry, ceark, Conrad Zimmerman, Coonskin05, Cowzilla3, Crackity Jones, TheDustinThomas, Electro Lemon, Funktastic, GamesAreArt, garison, GlowBear, ImpossiblePlant, Macmanus, Magnalon, MechaMonkey, megaStryke, MkShiranui, Mr Andy Dixon, Nihil, nintendoll, njsykora, Qalamari, randombullseye, pendelton21, Reaprar, RonBurgandy2010, Sadie G, Sean Daisy, Scary Womanizing Pig Mask, Scissors, ScottyG, Sentry, shipero, SilverDragon1979, Smurfee McGee, TheManchild, Wrenchfarm, Y0j1mb0

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
Mondays - Lord Spencer
Tuesdays - Larxinostic
Wednesdays - DeadMoon
Thursdays -OrochiLeona
Fridays - Gamemaniac3434
Saturdays - AmnaUmen
Sundays - Riobux

Reserve Recappers:
Gajknight
LinkSlayer64
ShadeOfLight
Torchman
TheBlondeBass
Hypno Coffin

Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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E- Events
F- Fight Nights
D- Destructoid in the Wild
S- Stories
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I- Introductions
B- Birthdays
R- RIP
H- Houses, cribs, setups

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V- Videos
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P- Previews
T- Thoughts
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L- Literature
S- Swag

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L- LOLs
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C- Could Be Better
?- Defies Description

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F- Maybe Fail?