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Wait for it... wait for it...

This puppy needs you to just pick up the ball so it can play some more and finally move on with its life. I know the feeling. I just finished my 3rd†SolForge victory of the day. Yes, SolForge. Iím the only tablet card gamer in the world n...

 
 
 

Open World, Opener World, Openest World

So, raise your hand if any of the following terms remind you of a time in your life: * Play by Post * Chat RP * MUD * MUSH Okay, I count a few hands upÖ and a few blank staresÖ and a bit of droolÖ right, then. Those of you who kind of glaz...

 
 
 

I'd Move Mountains

After about an hour, a bed flew out of space and crashed into the mountain. There wasn't really anything I could do about it. †I rotated the mountain back and forth, and clicked on the bed to no particular avail. †It's still just kind of ...

 
 
 

Bootlegs and Bad Games - A Toast to Jackie Chan

So, Jackie Chan is retiring from action movies. It makes me a little sad, but at the same time - maybe itís about that time? I would certainly rather be hearing this news than finding out that heís gotten himself killed on a movie set du...

 
 
 

JRPGs, if you please, or if you don't please.

Would it be weird if I said I donít go to games sites for gaming news coverage? Or does that just make me dumb? Basically, Iím trying to explain to you before I mention them, that I donít often visit Kotaku other than to read Kirk Hamilto...

 
 
 

10 Things You Didn't Know About fulldamage

Well, itís been a super-long time since I wrote anything here, right? But I love all of these 10 things blogs - kudos to bbain for getting that going! My subconscious firmly believes that you guys actually all resemble your avatar picture...

 
 
 

Dark Souls - A Little Bit of Faith

Itís when the silence sets in. Thatís how you know theyíre coming for you. The world of Lordran is always quiet to begin with. Other than the hum of wind, the occasional crackling of a distant bonfire, and the quiet mutterings and gr...

 
 
 

PAX: "This should be fun. When do we leave?"

"This should be fun. When do we leave?" - Gogo the Mime It's been about a month since PAX. I keep meaning to write something about it, when work isn't kicking my ass. Thus far, the ass kicking has been relentless. They say they'll ...

 
 
 

Downloadables: A Hoard of the Game

Well, let's get this thing started. Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to visit - find a seat anywhere, it's a spacious cave and there's plenty of room down front. My name is fulldamage - thanks, hi, thanks - and I'd like to take a m...

 
 
 

I've got your Intro Post, right here.

So uh, it occurs to me that I never really did the Introductory Post thing. Hi! I'm fulldamage. I liek games. I write thangs. I space out very easily, and occasionally space out during conversations, adding several lines to the co...

 
 
 

The Future: Game of Life

Youíre driving to work. (Yes, sadly this is in your future.) The SO calls (this may or may not be in your future) to remind you to pick up a quart of milk on your way home. The phone is actually built into your car, hands-free, with a ...

 
 
 

Nothing is sacred: Character stats

Encounter! Fulldamage STR 10 DEX 13 INT 11 WIS 9 CHA 8 CON 12 LCK 8 I love building RPG characters. Hell, I'm one of those people who can take 20 - 30 minutes pondering my character name, before I even get to my ini...

 
 
 

The Forgotten: Robot Odyssey

Being an incredibly nerdy kid, I spent a lot of time in bookstores. And being that I was a kid that lived way out in the sticks, the best the local mall had to offer at the time was a B. Dalton. Do they still have those? If I remember co...

 
 

About fulldamageone of us since 7:39 PM on 06.06.2008



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Welcome, wanderer.

I am old beyond time.
(Not actually true, but I ain't young. I still get carded every single time I go to the liquor store or buy cigarettes, and they always make a big deal about it when they read my birthdate off the ID, so I guess that's good.)

I am omnipresent.
(Okay, not true either. But I've lived in a lot of places. Currently adjusting to living in a smaller town after coming from a huge one.)

I have watched your kind over the years, learning.
(Well, I can be a little antisocial; I'm an introvert. Social situations exhaust me. But I'm actually pretty friendly and have learned, with painstaking practice, to hold up my end of a conversation.)

I have watched you evolve.
(I like all sorts of games. I have some over-analytical tendencies, and when no one's looking, you might actually catch me playing with a notebook and pen at my side, taking notes. I love to see games do new things, create new systems and new ways of playing. Games like Catherine, Journey, or Child of Eden - or even little indie strangenesses like Passage and One Chance - always get my imagination fired up.)

I have participated in your rituals.
(Music - Electronica, darkwave, ambient, 80s, chillout, punk, rock, conscious hip-hop, some folk and indie. See last.fm for things I tend to listen to; the profile's out of date, and of course doesn't account for any non-digital music I own.)

I have absorbed your literature.
(Books - Stephen R. Donaldson, Michael Moorcock, Gene Wolfe, Warren Ellis, Stephen King, Chuck Palaniuk, Hunter Thompson, Richard Morgan, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Lovecraft, Haruki Murakami, Jeff Lindsay, Mervyn Peake, Borges, Harlan Ellison, Emma Bull, Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Banana Yoshimoto, bros Hernandez, Nancy Collins, Jessica Abel, Brian Wood, Mary Roach, Mary Karr, Jane McGonigal - and many more.)

I have aided your heroes.
(Fondly remembered games - Final Fantasy series and FFT, Persona series, SMT and DDS, Portal, Bioshock, Batman Arkham Asylum, Fallout, Silent Hill, Valkyria Chronicles, Culdcept, Baroque, Katamari Damacy, Odin Sphere, The Red Star, Rez, The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, Soul Calibur, Panzer Dragoon, Oblivion, Planescape Torment, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Civilization, Limbo, Puzzle Quest, Demon's Souls, Okami, Parappa the Rapper, any and all co-op beat 'em ups, PixelJunk Monsters, and I'm probably forgetting tons worthy of mention).

I have chosen you to hear my words and bear them to all who will listen.
(Kind of!)

Welcome, wanderer. Make yourself at home.