Long introduction post
Old #introduction is old, let's make it new.
I'm Joystick_Hero, aka "Brandon" I guess if you run to me as a regular non-internet person. I use He/Him pronouns.
Perpetually online. I stream a couple days a week on #Twitch , spend many other days running or participating in #ttrpg . Love to perform for people, be it #karaoke or supporting others in interesting talks. Currently working in #nuclear IV&V for a SMR company, love to talk about it if people have questions
Worst part of being on west coast US time? By the time I'm getting ready to throw out some late evening dumb takes everyone I interact with online is asleep.
Shoutouts to my UK friends who inexplicably are awake at 5 AM and are bleary eyed responding to me saying something dumb like "feet are basically cleaner than hands because they only touch socks all day".
Only downside is that the writers chickened out at the last second and had a politician come through to bail everyone out. So very, very close.
Thoughts on Dead Space as a game:
It's a bit too interested in hiding things you need to progress around the environment causing the player to want to look around corners and mess with boxes when they should be looking at the next big thing. Also is extremely into combat for a horror game, which diminishes the horror aspect, imo. Got halfway done today, plan to revisit next week and see if my feelings persist.
Getting ready to stream some Peglin over at https://www.twitch.tv/joystick_hero
Standard heads up, alcohol / light swearing on stream
Bad brain stuff, thinking about bad online people
I constantly think about how thin the line I've made for myself and a bad actor. Like, the main thing I have going for myself is not erasing my past and acknowledging it. I had bad takes as a teenager. I'm working towards being better now. I know I'll never be perfect, but dang it, what is living if not a continuous learning thing?
Anyway, I live with regrets. It'll always bug me. But, yaknow, maybe it should?
re: Tabletop Game Prep Thoughts - Final Session of Campaign
Anyway, I need to do research on places where it's viable to hide a semi truck in Los Angeles so we can do a fun ambush / highway chase sequence. Probably out around LAX somewhere.
Tabletop Game Prep Thoughts - Final Session of Campaign
Doing prep for the "season finale" of our BitD hack game. In the past I had a really hard time ending a campaign when it's open, so to try and remedy that I simply asked at the end of the previous session what people wanted to see as the end of the "tv show season" of the campaign.
Honestly that worked very well! Should have done it before, a lot of the stress of prepping is not knowing if it is what the players want.
Aaaand the planes have it! Honestly, a superior pick, probably should have made them out of foam, but eh.
Personally though, I'm still a spider ring kind of guy.
It's "perpetually online" stuff, but winning a combination trivia / game playing show live online feels pretty good. Just did that thing on Twitch for Toolmcbag. Going to do it again (potentially) on Smight's channel. It's a fun feeling to win a thing that happens to coincide with things I feel are fun.
Big old tabletop nerd. Technically a nuclear engineer now(?!). Beer enthusiast. Straight ally.
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