When you’re forced to fix your own game

So for the playthrough of Realms of Arkania – Star Trail, I ran into a really bad situation in the last dungeon. The game has some serious issues with balancing in the combat engine.

One thing, I couldn’t fix, was the impact of “Fear of the Dead”. In my personal view it is seriously overpowered because it is being checked for every character every turn and it is harder if more enemies are on the board. This can lead to your characters failing this very often even with a relatively low value. Continue reading When you’re forced to fix your own game

It’s been a while

*blows the dust off this place* Guys…. I’ve not been away but updating this wasn’t exactly a priority for me.

What have I been up to, lately. Well, there is a couple of projects, I’m involved it.

There is the Twitch channel. Currently, I run Kingdom Come: Deliverance there or Star Citizen. I also have a Skyrim game, on the channel, when I play. And I just bought Subnautica. So many things to do and soooo little time. What am I going to do, once Sea of Thieves comes out? I don’t know.

Then we do have Youtube. I just finished shooting the play series for The Realms of Arkania – Star Trail and am in the process of post production for the last 8 episodes. After this, there is still a bit of the question, where to take it. Mrs. Stordyr wanted to get involved with some Dark & Light LP but she’s very busy these days. I will def. start, pre production for a Fallout 4 series since I’ve never been finishing this game at all. But there is also Season 3 of the Medieval Sims, which I wanted to do, more Star Citizen and of course Sims 3 an adventure walkthough. Fallout will take quite some time, though. I will try to reduce the length of Episodes to 20 minutes. People have been complaining about this. Although I don’t really like it, I do understand this request.

See you online 🙂



Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 trading list

With Star Citizen 3.0 live now, it became apparent very quick, that finishing missions was not possible in 100% of the attempts. Not even 50%. In addition to that, the rewards are meak in this build and making money off trading has proven to be far more profitable.

I put together a quick spreadsheet and invited (and invite) everyone to comment on it. So here we go:


Being sick really sucks

My voice is not, what it has been. 2.5 weeks it i’m dragging this infection around already. I am running out of content for the channel and we cannot even speak about live streams these days. I’d love to do something like this very soon.

Two visits with the doctor, 2 tons of medication and I am still sitting here, coughing and having a voice that sounds a bit like if you dragged a rusty iron glove over a blackboard.

Of course, like Mrs. Stordyr would say, it is a  severe case of a man’s flu and maybe she is right but does that matter? I don’t feel good and I can’t seem to shake this off. No, I got even more medication today. At least, I am still getting around anti biotics.

So I apologize for the possibly coming pause, which might be coming your way (I got videos scheduled until Friday).

Everything is better with Pirates

Hi everyone,

Now this is one of my favorite games in the world.

Pirates has been around for ages and I’ve been playing more variations of this game than I can count. This one I actually only found by chance since it originally came into my fingers during a time, when i was totally hooked on Ultima Online. It is so much fun, that I can play it over and over again and it actually aged pretty well, which I lead back to the comic like graphic, that does not give away how old the game actually is.

There is also extremely little frustration factor around, which is great, considering how buggy games tend to be these days. That is not saying, the game is without bugs. But it’s nothing severe.

The only real letdown for this game is the missing possibility for mods. There is a handful but apparently it is not really keen to be modded, which is a pitty. I could imagine a lot of different approaches to enhance the gameplay, which we have seen from other games.

But before I bore you to death, let’s set sails and have someone walk the plank… Arrrr!

Oh and btw. this is from various live streams on twitch. From my beginner days there. 😉

Let’s Play The Realms of Arkania – Blade of Destiny

Blade of Destiny is a turn based role playing game from the 90s, based on a popular pen & paper RPG “The Dark Eye”. It is the first part of a triology, focussing on the events around the orcish attacks on the realms of man, which was a historic event in the gaming world. There are numerous paper based adventures around these and 3 PC games in total.

But I got my hands on the 2nd part of the series first and the “step back” in these days was actually pretty disappointing. However, I made it and playing it once, twice… I guess, something like a dozen times was a huge thing for me back in the day.

Now Crafty studios has created a remake and I only touched it, when it was already patched up to a level, where it was playable, which apparently in the beginning, it was not.