I never thought I’d have to do two of these in one year.
Thoughts and prayers.
Imagine if each buttcheek had a personality, and one represented your super-ego and the other your id?
Now imagine your super-ego and your id highfiving each other :D
I had the most unusual dream last night. It was strange, because it was about EUReKA, but it had a Warehouse 13 like vibe (no pun intended)
There was a comfortable area to lie down on, as I was about to be made unconscious and put into a world, not unlike our own. There was only one key difference, this world was completely virtual.
When I arrived in the virtual world, Henry (Eureka) met up with me and said that we had to sneak into the forest and shut down a machine. A rather large laser, it was warping the world some how. We were about to shut down the laser when something was going wrong in the dream world.
The virtual world began to shatter and fall apart. As the world was disappearing around me, my dream body began to convulse violently. I woke up feeling my real body was reflecting my dream body.
After a few seconds, I went back to sleep. My dream body was still shaking uncontrollably, but began to slow down. I heard voices, saying that I seemed to have been downloading the virtual world into my mind.
Back in the virtual world, everything seemed to have come back. When I saw Henry, I told him we have to shut down the laser. He told me to stop, Jo (Eureka) has developed some kind of darkness. If we shut down the laser now, that darkness could follow here into the real world.
I then woke up. After a couple seconds, I went back to sleep and had a completely different dream.
When I woke up to go to work, I had a strange feeling, as if I wasn’t 100% sure that this was the real world.
Last night I had a very influential dream. (I’m surprised I still remember it, that was aprox. 12 hours since I woke up).
I was with my cousin (Jordan) at some random farmers market. For some reason, he gave me his truck keys to hold on to. I purchased a large amount of grapes and peaches. The total was supposed to be $15, but the guy was nice enough to sell to me for $10. What made the dream interesting was that I ate some grapes and a peach, then I distinctly remember being able to taste them, which I didn’t think was possible in dreams. Later in the dream (I haven’t woken up yet), I got kind of lost in the parking lot, so I kept unlocking/locking the truck in hopes to see the headlights flash. Eventually, I found the truck with my cousin in it. He cracked a joke, saint that I didn’t need to lock/unlock the door so much. I replied, saying that I was almost going to press the red button to sound off the alarm. We both laughed. That was when I woke up.
Earlier, I mentioned that the dream was influential, because at work I was hungry and was craving grapes. For some genius reason, I also got grapefruit juice and orange juice, so I think I ODed on citrus. The whole day I felt sick.
So true. At first I’m like, “WTF IS THAT AN EARTHQUAKE!?”
Then I’m like, “Meh” *continue doing what I was doing*
There’s been some delays in development on my card game. Been playing too much DC Universe Online.
It doesn’t help that I keep making characters; I think I’m on 6 characters now.
My last character was supposed to be a joke, but I ended up liking the way it came out. A villainous tiger-man, who is able to transform in to a werewolf or a gorilla.
Yeah, I’m having fun.
Another distraction is Angry Birds. I already beat the first four worlds, but they added another, western themed, world. Considering how slow my iPhone 3G is running, I didn’t really care about continuing Angry Birds, but I saw that they added an Easter Egg. Apparently in one of the western levels, you can get a football-shaped golden egg, which unlocks a level based on the upcoming movie “Rio” (which also had birds, that are angry)
Back to the card game, I think I have 52 out of 200-something cards, written up. The game flow is pretty much sketched out and I turned it into a presentation on Google Docs, so it’s getting there. Even with all the distractions, it’s slowly getting there. The hard part is going to do artwork for everything.
The imagination is a seed that grows uncontrollably. It starts as a simple idea and breaks the rules of reality. Sometimes it consumes the mind and clutters your judgement.
As I mentioned in my first post I am working on a personal project, a board game involving cards.
The concept was supposed to follow some simple fundamental rules. It had to be a multiplayer game that was easy to learn, had good pacing and fun to play with friends. Unfortunately, my mind is like an ocean current, flowing from idea to idea. One minute I would be adding/changing rules, the next minute I would be working on specific cards. Often times I find myself fleshing out one thing, then working on something completely different, then switching back to continue with the first idea.
A couple days ago, I stopped to take a step back and see what I had so far. What I saw was a mess. The rules have gotten complicated, some cards throw off the pacing of the game and none of the ideas are fully fleshed out yet.
Maybe I should take some time to organize everything I have and trim off what I don’t need. It’s like a bonsai tree! It probably doesn’t help that I’m doing all my notes on my iPhone, during my commutes to and from work.
Luckily the game is still in a pre-production phase, so I can change the hell out of it for now.
(Writing this was an excellent way to waste some time on this long train ride without adding/changing more things in the game)
Woo! First Tumblr post
As I was browsing the books at Borders today, I almost bought an AP Biology Exam study book. Instead, I purchased a 3D artist magazine and a card game.
My friends Tam and Lee gotten me into card games. They introduced Munchkin to me and that was pretty fun.
I did some research into some similar games and I happened to run across this game called…
Space Hulk: Death Angel The Card Game
Apparently, It’s based on the Warhammer 40k series. I’ve never really gotten into Warhammer 40k. I’m not really into the space genre in general, but this card game was interesting. I think the game will be more fun as I get used to playing it.
To be honest, I mostly purchased this game, because you can play 1-player, which is rare for card games.
The basic premise, is that you play a squad of Terminators (space marines) that enter a spaceship called, “Space Hulk.” The Space Hulk is overrun by monsters called, “Genestealers.” Each squad has different special abilities to help attack, defend or move. It’s a pretty simple game. The Terminators are considered bulky suits, so their cards are lined up in a straight line (simulating a corridor) and they face left or right. Terrain cards are placed next to a Terminator, indicating a Genestealer may spawn there.
The game is played in rounds, where there is a planning phase, execute plan phase, Genestealers attack phase, Event phase, then a new round starts. They throw in a curve ball with Event Cards, which have special effects that can change the next round (i.e. Spawn 2 Genestealers at the start of the round)
There are also location cards that represents where you are on the Space Hulk. Technically, there are 4 levels and the game cannot end until completing the objective on the 4th level (or if everyone dies). There are 3 possible objects: Kill all Genestealers, Kill both bosses (this is the only one that has bosses), or blow up the Space Hulk (this requires to place markers on the switch until you can roll the die less then the markers).
Overall, this was a pretty fun game. It’s fairly quick and very challenging, I’ve played 2 games and have only been able to get half way through the Space Hulk before dying.
I’m working on a board/card game of my own and I’ve gotten some interesting information from this game. I love how quickly this can be, but at the same time, it’s too static for the game I plan on making. My board/card game is should be a little more dynamic and I have just the trick to do so.