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
Remembering when my wife ordered a pizza for pickup, sent me to get it, and didn't inform me until I called her confused because there was no order for either of us in the system that the name was put under "Pete Za'hut".
I had to tell the dang worker at Dominos that I was picking up a pizza for Pete Za'hut.
I beat that there Dead Space. Game is very much a product of its time. Tries to play in spaces like Alien and weird commentary on cults posing as religion. But also the game is burdened by having survival horror elements like inventory management and scrounging for resources. It also has very little confidence in the player, repeating major story elements multiple times just to make sure you truly get it.
But, I did have a good time. Look forward to trying the sequel out.
Now that Hardspace Shipbreaker is out and 1.0, I've been playing it again for the first time since waaaay back in early access.
Come for the feeling of mastery and developing skills. Stay for the commentary on corporations and how wild they could become in a world where people literally can just be rebuilt if they die on the job.
Love my friends, but I gotta say the "hey I just bought a new (TTRPG) game, want to do a one shot?" and then getting together just to learn that the person running the thing hasn't read the rules yet combination happens entirely too often.
I'm also the one who ends up running the one shot in these situations. smh, not even my dang game.
I feel like I need to draw attention to the fictional history of Klax found in the Game Boy Color release of that game.
""It is the war, and there is no time for Klax," declared FDR in a public statement, April 3rd, 1942."
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.
Big old tabletop nerd. Technically a nuclear engineer now(?!). Beer enthusiast. Straight ally.
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