The first Nerdy Bookahs blog post appeared on March 12, 2011. The first postings were all about Rift, before I started writing about other games (most prominently Guild Wars 2, of course!). A lot has happened in these past few years. I started a new job, quit that job, started a new job, started another new job, quit the second job, quit the third job. We moved twice in that time, most recently to Northern Germany. Oh, and we got married. Let’s not forget about that! :p I also got invited to Brighton by ArenaNet and NCsoft (because of this blog here). We’ve attended numerous Gamescoms and community meetings – most of them for Guild Wars 2 players, one for NCsoft’s Wildstar and one for Trion’s games. We’ve had our Greek friend, Chris, and a friend of his stay with us for a couple of days. I wouldn’t have met Chris if it hadn’t been for that invitation to Brighton. So, no matter how I look at it, how much or little I get to play, this … [Read more...] about 7th Anniversary Giveaway for 5th Anniversary Snail in Rift!
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From April 5th through April 12th, Star Trek Online players will be celebrating "First Contact Day". The event marks the first time humans and Vulcans encountered one another. Players will head off to Bozeman, Montana to construct their own replica of the Phoenix, the first "Human warp-capable ship". Players will scavenge for parts that can be used with a basic hull assembly to make their won model of the Phoenix. Leftover pieces can be used to "improve on the pieces they've assembled". Then all captains will head to the silo to launch their models. The one whose goes the highest is declared the winner. Players will also be able to unlock the Bozeman Hyper-Impulse Engines account wide and can get hold of a Phoenix Holo Emitter. Read the details on the Star Trek Online site. … [Read more...] about Celebrate First Contact Day Starting April 5th
A few days ago, the new edition (5th edition) of “The Dark Eye” was released. As part of my birthday present for bookahnerk, I had preordered both the softcover and the hardcover version of the rulebook. The hardcover version even came with a download coupon for the PDF version. The rulebook already properly prepared by bookahnerk for Saturday. “The Dark Eye” is a roleplaying system made in Germany (and quite big over here consequently), similar to Dungeons & Dragons. But, as I was told, more focused on character development and less focused on “killing and loot”. I don’t know if that’s true, as I don’t know Dungeons & Dragons well. I only know that after a couple of years of playing through one of the campaigns of The Dark Eye (real-time, in-game time, it’s only been a couple of months), I still have my trusted weapon and found a vial and a necklace that once had magical powers but probably doesn’t … [Read more...] about Pen and Papering… The Dark Eye 5th edition – Blaugust Day 10
Hi everyone! Got a few questions about Fractured? Interested in having me replying to them, live? You're in luck - the first Fractured live Q&A is coming! I'm going to be live on YouTube on Saturday, May 5th, from 6pm CEST (12pm EDT / 9am PST). Over the course of an hour or so, I'll be your fully dedicated answering robot! Human robot! Android? So, wait no more: start posting all your questions here! Don't feel limited, ask me whatever comes to your mind - and enjoy it being replied to on video! THREAD RULES Don't make more than one post It's fine if your questions are complex, but please post questions, not essays! ...and no more than 2 or 3, please Also, split them clearly if you got more than one. This is a dedicated question thread. Don't start discussing with your fellow community members! To tune in, just click on this YouTube link a few minutes before the time announced above - we can chat a little before the Q&A session … [Read more...] about May 5th Q&A Livestream
Captains prepare! Developers have announced that the Victory is Life content expansion for Star Trek Online will be launching for PC on June 5th. Victory is Life is a Deep Space Nine-themed expansion that sees many of the original cast members voicing their characters in the game as well. Players will also find the Jem'Hadar playable faction enter the game, an increased level cap, seven new episodes and the Gamma Quadrant Sector Battlezone. Victory is Life, the newest expansion to Star Trek Online, takes Captains beyond the wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant, on an incredible adventure featuring 12 actors from Star Trek: Deep Space Ninereprising their roles including Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys, Rene Auberjonois as Odo, and Armin Shimerman as Quark. For the first time, step into the shoes of a warrior of the Dominion and create a Jem’Hadar Captain to explore and battle in the Final Frontier. The console version of Victory is Life will launch later in 2018. Learn more … [Read more...] about Victory is Life Content Expansion to Launch for PC on June 5th