In conversation with streamer Tbone

Here’s a conversation I had recently with brand new streamer Tbone, or Terrin Scott. Tbone is a member of the newly formed FoxFyre gaming and streaming community, and was selected for August 2018 as the first Featured Fox. You should check out Tbone’s twitter and instagram.

Who are you as a streamer?

Streamer Tbone

My name is Terrin Scott, aka Tbone. I am thirty one years young, and reside in New Orleans, LA. Gaming is a large part of my life ever since I first completed Super Mario Bros. on the NES when I was a wee one. To this day gaming has given me some very memorable moments in my life. I am very laid back as a streamer. I hope to not only entertain through game play, but also hope to get people talking about their day or some events that they will soon attend.

So, I understand you started streaming just this month after being selected as Featured Fox. How’d you decide to take that leap?

I have been streaming for a good part of August of this year. So far it has been a blast. I have been wanting to start streaming as a part of assisting a group of friends in another discord channel long before FoxFyre formed up. Sadly my rig at the time wasn’t up to par, and they kind of stopped streaming at the point I was able to get up and running! Now that I am where I need to be, I figure I’d still go full steam ahead with streaming.

Since you were selected as Featured Fox, I’m wondering about your involvement in that new community. What does being a Fox mean to you and what’s your involvement in that community?

For me, being a Fox is all about accepting all who want join with a shared interest in gaming. Casual or hardcore? Come in and enjoy some dope folks! Generally, I am a goofball in the group, or at least I like to think so.

How’d you find your way to the group? Were you a regular in one of the founders’ streams?

I found my way into the group by igetexcited. I was a regular in her stream, and an invite was handed out to me. I couldn’t resist the invite.

Any projects other than streaming you want to mention?

At the moment I am a part of a team that is raising money for the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. It is the Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon, and it is my first year doing it!

Hey that’s cool! Doing good with Extra Life and playing retro games! Can you tell me more about what that event is like?

It is awesome, until something breaks. Ha ha! It feels pretty good being in a room with people that share the same love of gaming for a great cause is just amazing.

Do you play on an actual Dreamcast console or emulation? What are your favorite Dreamcast games and any fun or funny memories about playing that console? How short is your VMU battery life, amirite?!

I tend to avoid the emulation route as much as possible. While the emulators get close, they tend to not be perfect in reproducing the game play properly. However for rarer games for the system, like Project Justice, emulation becomes a much more cost effective way to play those games.

I have a few favorites on the system. They are Jet Set Radio, Skies of Arcadia, Project Justice, and Power Stone 1 & 2. All of them held great memories with either exploring the world in Skies of Arcadia or standing triumphant over my brothers in Power Stone. Many sleepless nights were had with these games.

Ha ha, don’t get me started on the VMU life!

Anything else you’ve got going on, like hobbies or interests that you’d like to share?

At this moment, I have been considering getting more into cosplay. I have been wanting dress up as some of my favorite characters

Oh, hey, that’s cool! I like to say that every home needs a costume closet for whimsy. What are your favorite characters, that you’re thinking about trying to do?

Well I have always wanted to cosplay as a White Mage from Final Fantasy, that is my main goal. After that it would have to be either Kazuma Kiryu from the Yakuza series and Vyse from Skies of Arcadia.

Cool beans! That sounds like a lot of fun. Hopefully you’ll post that to your social media for everyone to see too. What’s your setup like for streaming?

Streamer Tbone streaming gear setup

My current rig is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 8 GB of RAM, 1060 GTX with 6 GB of onboard RAM, a 256 GB SSD with a 1 TB HDD for storage. Also, I am rocking two monitors to keep up with chat.

Good plan with a second monitor to help stay aware of chat! And I see you have a couple console systems you play. What else is in your gaming setup?

Streamer Tbone consoles

So far I have a Sony PlayStation 2-4, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo GameCube, and, my favorite system, the Sega Dreamcast. I am looking to add to my collection in the future.

I see some space on those shelves for more systems! I know you just started this month, but I’m curious what do you know about streaming that you wish you’d known earlier? Or, best advice about streaming you’ve gotten?

I think the best advice I got is that you won’t know your ready until you get out and do it. I was afraid much of the time that I wasn’t ready because I thought everything needed to be perfect from start. This is a work in progress and you shouldn’t expect to be perfect from the start.

Oh, yeah. Look, streaming isn’t ever perfect. Murphy will mess something up, and streaming is like a Murphy’s Law magnet! Getting comfortable with not being perfect and having things go haywire is good advice. What software are you using to stream right now and how was that part of it for you?

Oh! Murphy’s law I will never escape you! Ha ha! I have been using the Streamlabs version of OBS. It has difficult to get the basics down, but it has been something that isn’t easily forgotten. The good thing with this I can always edit, and I really do like that a lot.

What stuff are you streaming now?

Right now I am streaming a lot more Sega games that I have been enjoying over the past few years. Typically they are action games, but I will venture out in to other genres like platformers and rpgs in the future. Look forward to that!

Sounds like you’re into a lot of retro and retro-inspired gaming. There’s a lot of indie stuff out there and other old systems to check out. Any specific old school games you’re hoping to revisit or upcoming games you’re looking forward to?

I would love to revisit Parasite Eve and Xenogears on stream. While waiting for the next big thing to come out from Sega, those two games held me over quite a bit. Many great nights were had with those games. I think I have the sound tracks somewhere on my computer somewhere.

As for games that I am looking for, Ghosts of Tsushima, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise are on my radar for sure.

What goals do you have for the future with your stream?

For my stream I would love to get to affiliate to start from there partner if things go well. I hope to have a pretty awesome community of people that can come in and enjoy not only the game being shown, but can come around and chat. High positivity, maximum chill.

Thanks to Tbone for talking with me, and be sure to check out his stream!

Power Up Gamers and L’gat’s Tome of Amazing Creatures

Guest author Jarin DND the Disabled DM writes about Power Up Gamers: Roleplayers for Accessiblity, a group dedicated to making games more accessible to a wider variety of people, especially those with sensory impairments and learning disabilities, and their D&D 5e supplements L’gat’s Tome of Amazing Creatures, L’gat’s Tome of Amazing Creatures 2 of which is currently crowdfunding, as in, there are only a few hours left and they are very close to meeting their funding goal, so go check it out!

Power Up Gamers L'gat's Tome of Amazing Creatures

Power Up Gamers started in 2015 as a single YouTube channel for Jarin DND the Disabled DM. It was a place for him to talk about his experiences as a disabled role player and Game Master. This quickly grew into a Facebook group where others could shared their own experiences.

Two years later and the community has grown to support various charities such as the Special Olympics, Child’s Play, RPG Research, the D.O.T.S. Program (a currently private effort to 3d print Braille dice and Braille RPG Supplements in order to give them free to players who are visually impaired), and others. To date, they have contributed over $500 USD and over 100 hours as volunteers.

In addition, since 2017, Power Up Gamers has grown to include a publishing arm, which has the stated goal of raising awareness of the difficulties players with visible or invisible disabilities experience and training those interested with a plethora of techniques and methods that can both support special needs and improve storytelling in general. To support this mission, the publishing arm has specifically allocated 10% of all profits to go directly to one of the chosen charities in addition to fundraising events such as sale days in which 100% of their profits will be donated to charity and events where Power Up Gamers host gaming sessions with any donations made going directly to charity.

To date, Power Up Gamers has officially released 3 products which are all on DriveThruRPG with plans to release a fourth product on Dec 16, 2018. The first product of the three is a Fiasco Playset PDF entitled A Fiasco In Camelot and is pay what you want. The second product, also pay what you want, is a single monster PDF for the fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons entitled The Dire Cougar. The third product is available as PDF and softcover and is entitled L’gat’s Tome of Amazing Creatures.

Power Up Gamers L'gat's Tome of Amazing Creatures Cacticorn

L’gat’s Tome of Amazing Creatures includes 26 new and flavorful creatures for the fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons with a heavy theme on planar and elemental type monsters. In addition, Power Up Gamers has included various tables in this supplement including a d100 Adventure Hook Table, Challenge Rating Tables, Terrain Tables, and Monster Type Tables. Along with this, there is a section detailing 12 Locations which include Sight, Sound, and Sensation flavor text along with a suggested trap and puzzle or riddle for each Location.

Power Up Gamer is approaching the last hours of its second Kickstarter which will end on August 30th, 2018 and is currently 85% of the way towards their initial funding goal. The campaign focuses on the funding of its next monster manual, L’Gat’s Tome of Amazing Creatures 2.

Power Up Gamers L'gat's Tome of Amazing Creatures 2

The new product is aiming to include another 26 new, flavourful creatures for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. This time we are focusing on the fantastical non-hostile denizens of L’Gat’s Prime Material Plane. In addition, much like the first volume, Power Up Gamers is including the various tables including a d100 Magic Item table and 12 new Locations.

The book will also carry the company ethos of supplying gamers with ways of making their games more accessible to a wider variety of people, especially those with sensory impairments and learning disabilities.

Power Up Gamers L'gat's Tome of Amazing Creatures Crystal Golem

What does 2019 hold in store for Power Up Gamers? According to its Founder Jarin DND, 2019 will be a huge year for Power Up Gamers with a heavy focus on releasing smaller products more often for the fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons along with a couple Fiasco Playsets. In addition, Power Up Gamers is striving to double their donations to charities to a total of $1,000 USD and 250 volunteer hours. Along with this, Power Up Gamers is hoping to donate PDF copies of their various products to organizations which support tabletop gaming such as RPG Research and the D.O.T.S. Program.

So, what does this mean to the average player or gamemaster? It means there will be a lot of new content available for reasonable prices that may be used in individual gaming sessions. In addition, it means that Power Up Gamers will be able to continue their endeavors to bring Accessibility and Inclusiveness to the Tabletop RPG community as a whole. In addition, it ensures that there will always be a safe and conducive environment for anyone who wishes to partake of this wonderful hobby which includes the wide range of people from various backgrounds and life experiences that can offer advice and support for the individual gamer.

Jarin DND, the Disabled DM, is the founder of Power Up Gamers. Jarin has been a Game Master/ Dungeon Master and player of D&D for over 30 years along with a published author for most of his life. He has had several poems and short stories published. In addition, he also has a speech impediment, autism spectrum disorder, and arthritis; so accessibility and inclusiveness are deeply important to him on a personal level.

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Summary for the week ending Aug 5, 2018

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending August 5th, 2018.

Oh, wow. It’s been a week of technical difficulties, and it isn’t over yet. My machine has been crashing. Not just crashing, but randomly and intermittently snapping off. Completely powered off without warning or shutdown process. I’ve been trying to diagnose what’s going on, and I keep eliminating things that could be the cause, trying everything from adding a UPS to OS version to startup applications and so on, and am left scratching my head a bit. Right now I’m suspicious of the power supply and the graphics card. I’d definitely think it was the power supply, except, and this has me a bit baffled, the machine does not seem to crash when in safe mode; so perhaps this has something to do with the graphics card, which wouldn’t be used the same way in safe mode?

Ugh! It’s a mystery, and not the fun kind!

While in a bit of despair about the potential cost of repair or replacement, neither of which I can afford; I discovered that I have 1 week left of my extended AppleCare coverage! Wow, that’s a bright spot in troubling time, that is. So, I’ve been talking with AppleCare about what to do. It’s not fixed, but, you know, there’s at least some hope now.

With that said, somehow I managed to do a bunch of streaming in spite of the crashes, though I have not been scheduling posts to the Odd Order blog, as I just haven’t been thinking about that much whilst everything else is going on.

Welp. These days have been a snafu, perhaps even a fiasco, but at least it isn’t yet the fubar I feared it was.

Still, all is not well. I’m not sure I’ll be able to stream at all this week, and for as long as my main machine is down I am pretty much out of luck for doing much work. I’m limping along as I am able.

Wish me luck on getting all this resolved!

In other news, Gen Con happened in my extended neck of the woods. It was only a few hours away, but I just couldn’t make it happen. Maybe next year? I don’t know, but it would be awesome to go, to be sure!

Don’t forget that I’ve announced the call for submissions to the Odd Order anthology album for 2018, which is themed BIT NIBBLE BYTE!

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Summary for the week ending Jul 29, 2018

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 29, 2018.

I have to admit it. I’m pretty demoralized about this project right now. I’ve been doing other things instead, for the most part. I participated in my 20th episode of the Spelljammer campaign, which means there’s now around 2 whole days of roleplaying game actual play in that playlist. Pretty cool, even still.

Don’t forget that I’ve announced the call for submissions to the Odd Order anthology album for 2018, which is themed BIT NIBBLE BYTE!

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Prized matcha

Indie dev sent me a key to check out hybrid strategy game Prismata! Come take a first look with me!

Prismata by Lunarch Studios

I was sent this game so I could check it out.

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W40k RPG Deathwatch Omega Guard Ep 2 Into the Imperial Stores

Rigaroga plays Warhammer 40k Roleplay Deathwatch in an ongoing campaign as Ysengrimus of Omega Guard.

Warhammer 40K Roleplay Deathwatch by Fantasy Flight Games

Music and Sound by Syrinscape

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We’re rhythm fiends

Where Are My Friends? by Beard Game Studio

I was given a copy of this game to check out.

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Summary for the week ending Jul 22, 2018

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 22, 2018.

This last week I was on the struggle-bus trying to figure out technical issues. First, my machine kept powering down randomly. I thought I’d detected some patterns, but kept ruling things out. Not OS version, not current application, not a startup application, or anything else. Burn the candle at both ends and when the flame goes out somewhere in the middle then there is the fault. I ended up thinking that I might have a power issue, either in the power supply or in the actual supply from the wall. Strange to hope that there’s something wrong with the house wiring or the power to the neighborhood, but in many ways those faults would be better than having to replace the power supply in my machine; an out-of-warranty iMac all-in-one, with the nearest service center several towns away. So, I ordered a new UPS. To be fair, either way, I figured, I’ve been needing one anyway. There’s lots of thunderstorms here too, so I need one even more than I have before. Well, I’ve been running on the UPS for several days and, crossing my fingers, I have not yet had another power down issue. Solved? I don’t know, but I’m hoping.

O HAI UPS plz gib TEH POWER!

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Then, on Saturday, the Murphy corollary that covers streamers and technology kicked in, and for some reason I couldn’t get audio to route from the Discord app to OBS anymore even though I’d not changed any settings … other than restoring the OS from backup, re-upgrading, and doing all kinds of things like that … um. Yeah. Anyhow: What. the. hell. So, for the Spelljammer game I had to resort to using Discord in a browser, which meant that push-to-talk on worked when the browser tab with Discord in it had focus. Oy! I survived, for the most part, but of course there were times I didn’t manage to get the focus correct and audio levels were not ideal. Oh, well. It’s not like that sort of thing is unexpected. Seriously. Streaming is the most technical-fault producing activity I’ve ever engaged in. The gremlins love to play tricks on streamers.

Anyhow, my machine was turned off for most of the week, as I just didn’t want to have something else go wrong, or for one of the power down events to damage something more than was already wrong.

Don’t forget that I’ve announced the call for submissions to the Odd Order anthology album for 2018, which is themed BIT NIBBLE BYTE!

Come watch, subscribe, and cheer me for IRL, games, and roleplaying streamed live on my Twitch channel.

Become an ongoing Patron, get gratis music downloads, and help me geek out!

Want to join me on this blog and create new art or writing for Odd Order? Pitch your Idea!

Consider also checking out what I’m up to over on my personal blog and at Hermetic Library.

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Here’s videos and streams

Here’s some popular social media posts