Kabo Aboom & The Fate of Littleback, Part 2

Here’s a summary of the continuing story of Kabo Aboom & The Fate of Littleback so far, my first playthrough in an ongoing persistent solo roleplaying campaign using the Weave RPG system. You can see all of my actual play sessions in the Weave playlist over on my YouTube, and consider following me over on Twitch so you can catch me playing live. If you hadn’t caught up, you can read part 1, the summary of session 0 through through my first three adventures, and then come back to this summary of adventure four through six.

After an adventure on the high seas that left him soggy and stomped, Kabo is dumped back on shore, much the worse for wear. Kabo regroups and tries to decide what to do next.

Adventure 4
The Woods / The Herald / The Serpent

Kabo knows about Moonfall Field, where normally small moon shards usually rain; to find out if there’s a way to force the apocalyptic moon shard of unusual size to land there instead of crashing into Littleback. Kabo calls on an acquaintance, a Goblin Portal Spelunker, for help getting to Moonfall Field quickly, without having to endure the risk of another travel montage fiasco. Goblin Portal Spelunker agrees to help, but needs to gather fuel for the portal at a Boom Salt Pit.

Kabo gathers up a walking stick with a dragon carved on it and a heavy iron shield from his things, the Kabo and companion travel to a Boom Salt Pit, Whilst searching for Boom Salt, they are attacked by a Fallen Paladin. After some struggle, it is revealed that Kabo’s iron shield is, in fact, emblazoned with the insignia of the Fallen Paladin’s order, and the paladin ceases combat in order to bargain for the item. After completing their negotiations, the shield in exchange for a pocket-size catapult , Kabo tries to convince the paladin to join the party. Unfortunately, while gesticulating wildly, Kabo slaps the shield, which was already weakened from combat, causing it to split in two. The paladin is enraged and storms off.

Kabo and companion proceed to search again for boom salt. They find some, but trigger a Magical Ward. The ward sends an alarm, and also causes some boom salt to fuse with Kabo’s hand. The alarm alerts a Leprechaun Gang Crewmember and gang, who leap upon the party. Kabo and party persuade the leprechauns they are just goblins going about their business and so are natural allies.

The leprechauns tell Kabo about a Den of Cultists they have been wanting to attack, and they ask for help. Kabo agrees. When the party and leprechauns approach the den, they find that a dwarf, a Clan Ironbelly Warrior, is attacking the cultists. Whilst trying to strategize, the party is spotted and assumed to be another enemy by the cultists. Three-way combat ensues, with the dwarf defeated, but also Kabo and companion knocked down, unconscious, and taken prisoner.

The cultists turn out to be from the monastic Tranquil Ones, worshippers of Ichmere, the Putridscale. Kabo and companion are taken to a monastery as prisoners and forces for weeks to marinade themselves, preparing them to be presented as offerings, to be eaten by Ichmere. Whilst prisoner, Kabo learns a great deal about the function of Moonfall Field, and that an advance of treefolk has caused the field to be less effective, and more information that may be of use later, about the field, moon shards, and the Tranquil Order.

But, the day comes, finally, when Kabo and companion are presented, offered to feed Ichmere. Ichmere eats Kabo’s companion, and Kabo is next. Kabo tries to offer the walking stick, which has a carved dragon on it, to Ichmere, and manages to persuade Ichmere that Kabo made it as a gift. Ichmere accepts the gift but is not persuaded to skip his second course. Kabo tries to convince Ichmere that the boom salt fused in his hand will explode if Ichmere tries to eat Kabo. Kabo fails to convince, but his threat, with a little help from Kabo poking and provoking the boom salt, proves accurate. The boom salt explodes, and in the conflagration, Kabo manages to escape.

Kabo is free again, and heads home to contemplate all that has been learned and experienced, and how this new knowledge might help avoid the ever closer apocalypse.

Encounters are counted. Combats are batted. Lessons are learned. Kabo is captured. Companions are chomped. After weeks in captivity, Kabo finally escapes by blowing up in the mouth that tried to eat him.

Adventure 5
The Wanderer / Hidden Cove / The Serpent

At home in his junkyard, Kabo crafts a new and enhanced exoskeleton living armor, fixes his pocket catapult, grabs a bag of rocks, and a wooden mask with the word “mxyzptlk” carved on it.

Kabo hears that the current season of Adventurer of the Year is holding casting calls for heroes, and decides that he should head there to try to get help stopping the apocalypse. Kabo tries to talk to heroes in line for casting, but is shushed for trying to set up alliances early; and ends up caught up in the casting process. Kabo, as a the only goblin, is chosen as a token diversity contestant for this game of survival.

Kabo and the other contestants are sent to a Hidden Cove where the three day long Adventurer of the Year game have been set up, each day with an individual challenge and a contest between heroes, then followed by tribal council, and a possible reward at the end of the day. Kabo wins the individual but fails the group challenge while sitting quite comfortably in a fine room on fire and trying to convince a Wildfire Shaman to help with the restoring balance to Moonfall Field. Kabo gets voted out of the contest at council on the first day. Kabo is stuck at the cove, not allowed to leave while the contest is being run.

Ignored by cast and crew alike, Kabo manages to survive by scrounging at the edge of camp. Kabo runs into a Patchwork Beast, disguises himself as a Sewer Troll using the magic word carved on his wooden mask, and manages to become frightening enough to escape. While fleeing, Kabo is tripped by a zombified Severed Foot, but the zombie foot is caught severely flat-footed. Kabo easily flees again, further and farther.

Wandering, Kabo discovers a section of wilds where trees and nature are being teleported to Moonfall Field by a device guarded by a Glareling. After stumbling to fall directly in front of and scaring the heck out of the guard, defeating it with surprise, Kabo tries but fails at figuring out how to destroy the complicated device in a way that fully reverses the flow.

Whilst working on trying to figure out that device, the heroic Chosen One, obvious fated favorite to win Adventurer of the Year, stumbles on the scene, and, in spite of Kabo trying to persuade otherwise, clearly thinks the weird, vile little goblin is up to no good. Fighting with the Chosen One, Kabo, an experienced Golem Knight in enhanced living armor, manages to maneuver in such a way that the ensuing battle destroys the device.

Suddenly, as smoke and sparks clear, the one on one fight is interrupted by a bigger battle. The cove is attacked by Kabo’s old enemy, Ichmere, the Putridscale, and, all the heroes, cast, and crew alike are tossed into the fantastical fray.

In the ensuing battle, Kabo is conked on the head, going a bit insane. Kabo starts seeing an eldritch insight of nasty wyrmy Ischmere-like tentacles creeping and crawling on everything and everyone, so he runs into the wilds, out of his mind …

After being voted out on the first day of the Adventurer of the Year contest, Kabo discovers the source of the encroaching nature that is interfering with Moonfall Field, and disables a device in order to halt that process. But, ultimately, the cove is attacked by an old enemy, Ichmere, the Putridscale, and, in the ensuing battle, Kabo is conked on the head, going a bit insane. Kabo runs into the wilds, out of his mind…

Adventure 6
The Inferno / The Assassin / The Crown

… and smashes into the trunk of the Treefolk Guardian, who had been coming to find out what vile magical-mechanical device had been forcing trees to teleport away. Kabo’s sudden arboreal stop cleared his mind just as a Wandering Wizard arrives. The wizard was alerted to the crazed goblin, and came prepared with a burlap sack to contain it. Kabo manages to convince the wizard that his mind is now clear, and then proceeds to tell the entire story of the coming moonshard apocalypse hoping that the wizard will help. The wizard listens to the wild end-of-the-world-is-nigh conspiracy theory rant and then decides that Kabo is still insane. The wizard struggles to force Kabo into the sack, but Kabo find everything needed to construct a device to project an escape portal.

Kabo tumbles out the the portal into the Ash Remains of a destroyed settlement just as another portal opens. Bethany Birdsong steps out chortling about her victory against the settlement and her further evil plans. Kabo puts on his Wooden Mask and disguises himself as an evil minion. Kabo tries to claim Birdsong’s portal device is unstable and dangerous, but Bethany doesn’t believe him. Kabo runs up and tries to yoink the portal device in Bethany’s hands.

Kabo flees through Bethany’s portal and closes it behind him, leaving him in the upside-down Shadow Plane, but he uses the two portal devices he now has to gate himself home.

Kabo arrives home and notices things are awry. It appears that Kabo’s former friend, the dragon Emarius, who turned into an enemy upon hearing about Kabo’s dragon hunting past, has been here searching for information on what Kabo is up to. Something about this whole moonshard situation is actually tied up in a larger plot by Ichmere, the Putridscale, to get revenge on all goblins!

Kabo uses the two portal devices and Rufus the Red’s mechanism to build a portal gun. Kabo combines the portal gun with a mostly broken pocket watch with a second hand moving backward to try to entirely reverse the apocalypse. But, this fails to work.

Kabo then tries to draw the apocalyptic moonshard through the portal so that it ends up in Moonfall Field instead of smashing into Littleback, the Gladedon. But, the force isn’t strong enough to divert the moonshard into the portals.

Suddenly, Maldric, Moon Hunter, appears. Maldric sensed all the moonshard effects and came looking for more information. Maldric brought a silly lot of rope and has a boom salt powered wheelchair, both of which, with Kabo and Maldric working together, is finally just enough to lasso the apocalyptic moonshard and corral it into the portals.

The moonshard falls onto Moonfall Field! Littleback, the slumbering Gladedon, and the entire Goblin city built on its back, are saved!

To Be Continued

Littleback has been saved! The sky fell without causing an apocalypse! But is this the end of the revenge plot by Ichmere, the Putridscale? And, what is Maldric saying about trying to find a creature hiding on the moon? What happens next? Find out in the next adventure!

Kabo Aboom & The Fate of Littleback, Part 1

Here’s a summary of the story of Kabo Aboom & The Fate of Littleback so far, my first playthrough in an ongoing persistent solo roleplaying campaign using the Weave RPG system. You can see all of my actual play sessions in the Weave playlist over on my YouTube, and consider following me over on Twitch so you can catch me playing live.

Back in April, I finally received my backordered copy of Weave by Monocle Society.

This campaign journal entry covers my unboxing, which essentially included a session 0, through my first three adventures since, where things are today.

Unboxing

After unboxing everything, I went on to create my first season and first character. The playset I picked was Goblins R Jerks and I named the season “The Fate of Littleback”. I pulled The Stag / The Turtle / The Coin as the cards that determined the Theme / Location / Boss.

The theme is that a shard has separated from the moon and is hurtling toward the planet, promising doom and destruction when it hits. The location is the back of a Gladedon, a giant turtle, named Littleback, on which an entire city is built, towards which the shard of the moon is flying directly and dangerously. Apparently no one knows yet about the shard, and the turtle has been asleep for aeons, unmoving, an easy target. The boss is Rufus the Red. How will this all play out?

I created my first character, a goblin, named Kabo Aboom with the cards Flame Challenge Two / The Crown / The River / The Inferno. I wonder who this character is and what is their story?

I thought about the playset, theme, and my character for a while, then, even though I had no idea what I was doing, here’s what happened!

Adventure 1
The Stag / The Turtle / The Coin

Living in a private corner of the broad territory on the back of Littleback, a sleeping Gladedon in the Wilds, goblin Kabo Aboom is spending time futzing around in his junk yard and laboratory when Buck Buck, a friend from the swamp, arrives with the news that the sky is falling. The friends try to get in touch with Kabo’s old connections in the Golem Knights, but none remain and Kabo is persona non grata. In a last ditch effort, Buck Buck convinces a guard to trust Kabo, but Buck Buck is forced to give up treasure, and heads home. The guard agrees to help if Kabo will fix a broken golem, which Kabo does; and just in time! A squire of Brighthearth, who found what had seemed like a lone guard in the outskirts, attacks! But, what seemed a single goblin, turns out to be a Kabo, an experienced Golem Knight in now fully functioning living armor. After dispatching the squire, the guard and Kabo head to see Rufus the Red’s private secretary, a squid sorcerer, who is convinced enough to test Kabo with a puzzle. Kabo slices the Gordian Knot, and crumbles the test in some completely unexpected stroke of genius or folly. Kabo is given an audience with Rufus the Red. When Kabo tells Rufus about the shard, Rufus reveals that it was they who called down the shard, hoping to crush everyone living on Littleback to death, and then mine the valuables from the moon shard after everyone is dead. Kabo proceeds to create havoc and destruction in Rufus’ office, find and steals the device used to call the moon shard down; and escapes with that.

Then, for my second session, I still don’t know what I’m doing, but here’s what I did.

Adventure 2
The Gallows / The Watchtower / The Owl

Kabo heads back to his junkyard with the device stolen from Rufus, and gets in touch with his friend Emarius, a dragon with knowledge about cursed devices, to try and figure out what needs to be done to stop, reverse or otherwise repair the damage done; and the coming moon shard apocalypse. While Kabo and Emarius are talking, around the junkyard otherwise normal people start behaving strangely. Then, carts crash, screams are heard, and chaos ensues as people die and then continue to move. Emarius beats a retreat. Kabo head down to the street to find out what is going on. At the gate, Kabo runs into a Dwarven Buccaneer shouting “Prove you’re still alive or I’ll kill you!” They proceed to have a drinking contest to prove they are alive. Kabo succeeds in proving he is alive, but ends up with a killer hangover. Kabo makes his way outside but succumbs to the spins and collapses. When Kabo comes-to, he’s been pulled into a Plucker’s Yum Yum House where he’s fed a revivifying meal of scraps and mold soup; but discovers that he’s stuck, surrounded by living dead, among a group of survivors.

One survivor, Dazzle, is revealed as a sole survivor of a prior attack of living dead, called the Battle of the Death of the Bands. Dazzle survived by sacrificing everyone but herself. In an attempt to thwart Dazzle’s plan to repeat her dastardly survival plan, Kabo challenges Dazzle to an epic rock band battle. In the first set, Kabo uses his knowledge of explosives and bombs to set off an intense fireworks display to wow the crowd. In the second set, Kabo releases a storm from a bottle, acts as a lightning rod to attract strikes, and, unfortunately, though he, himself, is immune, fries several of the living audience along with some undead. In the third set, Kabo constructs a Rube Goldberg device of traps and plays a rousing clutch guitar solo that blows up the entire place, along with the living dead; and Dazzle’s plan is foiled! Kabo escapes alive, but the skin of his teeth! Ewe! Skin on teeth must be a Goblin thing. Nasty.

After bringing down the house and slaying ’em dead with the power of pure explosive rock n’ roll, Kabo heads back to his junkyard to gather some supplies and figure out what to do next.

Adventure 3
The Woods / The Architect / The Dawn

Kabo digs up a spare automaton heart and a candle of sticking from his supplies, and has a conversation with the dwarven pirate, just now waking up from their drinking contest. Kabo learns more about the dwarven pirate’s history on the crew of Captain Brasker.

Dwarven pirate managed to avoid the fate of the Captain and the rest of the crew on the Barrow Stern, who were all turned into undead, cursed to ride the waves, making amends for all the misfortune and havoc they caused whilst alive. Dwarven pirate recalled a legend about the World Soul, and had hoped to appeal to that powerful entity to restore his old crew mates to life, or at least free them from their fates as undead.

Kabo heard the claim that the World Soul might have the power to correct or cure the dire peril posed by the pending moon shard apocalypse, and latched onto the idea of heading to entreat that entity for help. Kabo gathered as much information about the journey ahead and set off.

Hijinks ensue, and a fiasco unfolds.

The first stage was to stowaway on a boat, run by a Sentinel Automaton that secretly ferries supplies, whatever awful stuff undead pirates need supplied, and let’s just agree not get into the gory details of that bloody gothic nightmare! The ferry sails from the shores of civilization to a remote rendezvous with Captain Brasker’s Barrow Stern somewhere at sea. Kabo manages to climb onto a netted crate being loaded into the boat’s hold.

But, hijinks ensue. Kabo is discovered at some point on the journey, and tries to convince the automaton that Kabo can work for passage, fixing things on the boat. But, the automaton is unpersuaded. Kabo flees and tries to hide in the dangerous fiery engine room, where his resistance to fire saves his skin. Sneaky little goblin sneaks, and ends up in a convoluted game of cat and mouse trying to stay hidden from the crew that remains on high alert for a little stowaway.

But, a fiasco unfolds as Kabo’s luck and skill fail. Kabo accidentally stumbles upon the roost of a Messenger Phoenix, that beings to squawk, revealing Kabo’s position. Kabo makes a hail mary direct assault trying to deactivate the automaton, but fails. A struggle begins, and Kabo tries, instead, to just blow the automaton up; but fails, and is knocked unconscious.

Kabo is captured, and wakes in a cage. Taken to Captain Brasker, Kabo attempts to make an appeal, using what he learned from the dwarven pirate about the captain, for mercy and help, but fails. Kabo-in-a-cage is stowed below decks, and ignored. But, he’s near the Messenger Phoenix, and Kabo discovers that the phoenix and the dwarven pirate were close friends, and is able to convince the phoenix that the dwarven pirate and Kabo are also friends; and wins over the phoenix as an ally. The phoenix agrees to take a message to the dwarven pirate and to let Kabo out of the cage.

Once freed by the Messenger Phoenix, Kabo tries to construct a fully functioning golem automaton out of his living armor and automaton heart, but can’t get tab a into slot b, and ends up with a paper cut in an awfully sensitive place.

Kabo’s failure comes at a further cost as he is once again discovered, this time by a large, deadly, frightening Poorly Transmuted Rabbit, one of the many lost and broken things that crew this boat, and in spite of a spirited and inventive attempt to lead that creature into a lightning trap desperately constructed from the bits of living armor and automaton heart, but gets absolutely stomped.

Captured again, Kabo is about to be tossed to the sharks, when the Messenger Phoenix returns. A message from the dwarven pirate calls in a final favour from Captain Brasker to spare Kabo’s life.

Kabo’s quest to find a way to reach the World Soul and appeal for aid with the moon shard fails, at least for now. Losing important and treasured equipment, having a dirty secret about dragon-killing in his past revealed and rumours about it spread far and wide, including to the ears of Emarius, not having made any progress toward solving the greater issues at play, Kabo is dumped back on shore, much the worse for wear.

To Be Continued

But, the moonshard is still hurtling toward Littleback! What happens next? Find out in my next adventures!

Read the more at Kabo Aboom & The Fate of Littleback, Part 2

In conversation with community member LadyKDA

I recently had a conversation with LadyKDA, or Lady, who is a member of the streaming community and someone thinking about becoming a streamer. LadyKDA is a member of the newly formed FoxFyre gaming and streaming community and was selected as Featured Fox for December 2018, a recognition of involvement in that community. You should also check out LadyKDA’s Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Take a moment to introduce yourself! Who are you?

Community member and future streamer LadyKDA

Hiya! I’m Lady. I’m an aspiring content creator and soon to be streamer. I’m a tired mommy to a gremlin. Gamer. Smartass. Let’s 1v1.

What’s KDA stand for in LadyKDA?

Okay, so when I first played SMITE, right, everything was about your Kill Death Assist, or KDA. “Omg! you suck! Your KDA is negative” “Oh my god, I have so many assists because you keep kill stealing” “My KDA is better than yours”. That like … haunted me lmao. And then I played Overwatch. The KDA didn’t matter? It’s a team based game, kill everyone and get to the point. So KDA finally subsided from my brain. Until I started playing Call of Duty. Then here it is again “Omg! Your KD ratio is awful” “You’re a girl you can’t play video games” … And then boom. K/DA. A virtual K-pop group about the females in League of Legends. A fire ignited in me. My KDA mattered again and now it’s time to show these little boys who came to play. And, honestly, I’ve never been more focused. That song woke something up in me and I have actually grown as a gamer in the small amount of time that it’s been out.

How’d you find the FoxFyre community?

I was friends with Sideshow and he brought my long lost twin Veroicone around. We clicked instantly and it was only a matter of time before I was invited to join FoxFyre.

What does being a Fox mean to you? What are you hoping for as part of the community?

Honestly, I’ve never seen a community so caring and tight knit. Everyone cares about everyone. Being a Fox has changed my outlook on the gaming community. This is what a gaming community should be. No matter the skill level, the gender, the age; everyone gets along and has a great time together. I’ve already received what I wanted out of it. I received friends, teammates, and lifelong memories (and dank memes).

I hear the community has inspired an interest in starting to stream? Are you going to take the jump?

Absolutely! Everyone seems to have so much fun streaming and it’s so freaking cool to jump in a stream to just have fun, cheer them on and chat. And, if I’m being honest, I’m a stay at home mom who spends her time cleaning, tending to my daughter, watching cooking shows and playing games. Why not try and stream? I spend so much of my time on the computer anyway.

One of the things, for me, about gaming, that I don’t like is spending tons of time and not having anything to show for it, so, like what you said, I feel like, if I’m going to spend time on something, I should have something to show for it. Basically, I want some creative output, so, for gaming, that means streaming and archiving videos of my streams. It’s kind of a deal I make with myself so I feel like the time I spend on the games wasn’t simply lost. So, hey, yeah! Do it!

There’s a part of me that used to care a ton about Skill Rating, or SR, gain and stuff but now I just like to play it purely for the enjoyment. It kinda sucks the fun out of the experience when someone is going full try-hard mode and being kind of a dick about it. Know what I mean? I have several friends who get insanely competitive when I just wanna play and learn to get better. But not necessarily on a competitive level, if that makes sense and/or answers your question lol.

Who are you hoping to be as a streamer?

I just want to make someone’s day. Even if it’s just one, I’m content with that. I don’t care about being good at whatever game I’m playing (though winning is always fun lol).

Heck yeah, I don’t think I’m good at most of the games I play either, but I think the discovery of the game as I play it is my story, for most of the time. I mean, if people only streamed games they were super good at, all streams would be speed runs and only last 10 minutes or less! Ha!

Basically yeah! like I play quick play in overwatch almost exclusively to see what kind of plays I can get. Can i get 3 people plus in this shatter? Can i get play of the game with this dva bomb? With this solo queueing dva combo with my emp if i get the whole team? I don’t know but we’re about to find out! PRESS Q!

If I can laugh, and make the you laugh in the process, my job is done.

I’m not laughing. Oh, wait. Now I am.

Hehehe, glad you got a giggle in. <3

Any projects other than streaming you want to mention? Any hobbies or interests you want to mention?

I’m in the artsy stuff. Though I’ve never been too proud of it. Here lately I’ve found that spark again and I would want to do some make arts and crafts type streams. I think that would be pretty cool.

Do it!

What’s your current setup like for streaming? Or, what stuff are you hoping to have for your streaming setup?

I have literally nothing for it so far. I’m currently playing on a 720p TV and a tiny $20 microsoft office mouse. But once I get all the things I want to do for it, I’ll send you a “hey look at this!” email. ;)

Cool beans! And, definitely, I agree: stream with the gear you’ve got, for sure. I recently got an Nvidia Shield TV to try out, to play games I can’t on my main machine. I play that on an old TV with mouse and keyboard on the TV cabinet, and I sit on a milk crate turned over with a pillow on it! Totes janky! It’s DIY-awesome! So, I’m right there with you. I think that kind of stuff is part of the journey, part of the story worth telling, too.

Yes exactly! i kind want to do the whole “started from the bottom, not we’re here” kinda transformation picture. I’m excited for it!

What have been your primary resources for information as you’ve been getting ready to stream regularly, on how to do it and set it all up?

Veroicone has been a huge source of help when it has come to my youtube channel setup. She even helped me with editing my first video! Cayden has also a huge help when it comes to info about Twitch.

Cool beans! That’s definitely a cool part of being in a community with other streamers. Figuring things out can be a struggle! Not just when one’s getting started either, as I’ve joked about something breaking every time I start streaming … and it’s not really a joke. I mean, it’s a joke on me, to be sure. But, Murphy is every streamer’s co-pilot!

Oh, good ole Murphy’s Law. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t lol.

Have you gotten any advice about starting to stream that you’ve taken to heart?

Take comments about appearance with a grain of salt. Everyone has their self confidence issues. And people rip you apart on the internet. Also, if you’re looking to stream to only make money, you’re doing it wrong.

Pretty good advice, to be sure, and unfortunately too true. But, hopefully always more fun for you than the other thing as you keep doing it!

I’ve also just understood that blocking someone is way less stressful than being trolled.

Hell yes. No one is owed your attention or has a license to abuse, even if you’re a public live streamer. I must admit that I’ve personally, for various reasons, ended up with a hair trigger and no patience at all. Block quickly and forget easily. I’ve come to believe that is a primary tool to being online, even beyond Twitch. On Twitch I’ve stopped including chat on-stream and have automatic filters turned on at least low. I dread the time I may ever require mods, but, wow, it will be nice to have someone else see it before I do, and ban hammer it flat. I’m happy for interaction from viewers and soever, but that’s got to be a privilege that can be unilaterally revoked or else insanity prevails.

I have thickish skin now that I’ve been apart of the good ole internet for a while now. It took a lot out of me in the beginning. Lots of nasty things said. I will hold a conversation with whomever. But you will not degrade me. That’s not what this is for or about. Let’s just game and have some fun.

What stuff have you played, and what are you playing now?

My very first online multiplayer game to play was Smite. Smite will always have a special place in my heart and I always return after every or every other god drops. I then attempted to learn the ways of World of Warcraft, When the Warlords of Draenor expansion dropped, it just wasn’t for me. I’ve been addicted to Overwatch since the moment it came out. I play Call of Duty pretty often these days too. The Forest is getting a huge update just now actually and I already have it re-downloaded. I don’t really have a “type” when it comes to games. If it catches my interest, I’m normally always down to try it.

Heck, yeah. Play what is interesting and fun for you, and share that with others.

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

Even being able to hit Affiliate would be super cool. That’s first on my little goal ladder. I’ll probably cry on my first donation lol. I want my stream to be somewhere a person can be like “Ah! Lady’s on!” and just come and chill. To just like feel at peace to just hang out and have a good time. I used to watch YouTuber GassyMexican’s stream for that reason. They had a segmant called Fu*ked up Fridays and me and my boyfriend would watch it every week. (This was pre-baby of course, so now our TV gets taken over by Frozen and Trolls.)

Oh wow, I’ve lost more TVs that way! I hate having to melt and bury a perfectly good TV when the frozen trolls infest … wait, what? Oh. Never mind.

This was so exciting! Brought me back to the Myspace days when you did surveys on your bulletin board lol!

Oh, you think we’re done, do you?! Muahahahaha. This conversation is an escape room. Good luck getting out.

Hehehe more questions! More more more!

No, sorry. I lied. This interview is as over as Myspace. You’re free to go. Please exit through the Gift Shop.

Awwww, RIP Myspace. Yay Gift Shop!! :D

In conversation with streamer JDensey

JDensey, or Jacob, is a relatively new streamer. I had the chance to have a conversation about streaming with him recently. JDensey is a member of the newly formed FoxFyre gaming and streaming community and was selected as Featured Fox for November 2018, a recognition of involvement in that community. You should also check out JDensey’s Discord, Twitter, and YouTube.

Take a moment to say howdy and introduce yourself!

Streamer JDensey

I’m Jacob aka JDensey, im a fairly new streamer. I’ve always loved gaming, but only recently gotten into PC gaming. I’m a Cuban American, and I’ve lived a lot of places growing up.

What was the reason for the mobility? Military? And, I wonder where have been your favorite places to live?

Yes, military family, and most definitely Alaska! It’s definitely my favorite place. I miss living there.

I’ve been once, and got to fly into a tiny fishing village and then ride a fishing boat coming down the inside passage to Seattle on the way back! Were you close in to civilization? Did you get out to the wilds much? Or, I mean, put another way, what’s the part you miss most?

I lived in the biggest city, but we went out into the wilds very often. I spent most of my childhood fishing for halibut and salmon, and being on the water out there is easily my best experiences. You see a lot of amazing things out there, scenery and wildlife, etc. One experience that stands out is when we came across blue whales and one surfaced about 5 yards off the starboard side. You never really realize how big they are until they are that close.

Awesome experience!

You mentioned only recently getting into PC gaming, were you a console gamer before this?

I have played different consoles from Nintendo to Playstation 1 to Xbox and most recently Playstation 4. My main console games were Overwatch and Rocket League.

I keep thinking about hooking up some old consoles again. I lost most of my Nintendo 64 carts over the years, but I still have a few. You should do a retro day of streaming!

I don’t think I have my Nintendo anymore unfortunately, but I have thought of streaming some older games like Knights of the Old Republic.

Doooooo-eeeet!

So, then, who are you as a streamer?

I’m a pretty new streamer, as I just got into PC gaming recently. I like to try to be as interactive with viewers as possible, while attempting to give them entertaining gameplay.

How long have you been streaming?

Hmm, maybe six months off and on? Maybe two months so far of more regular streams.

Oh, hey, that’s cool. Good luck on the adventure! Where are you on your Twitch Achievements?!

Not very far! Haha. Coming up close to Twitch Affiliate though!

Huzzah! And, being Featured Fox should help a bit with that too.

How’d you find the FoxFyre community, and what’s your involvement?

I found FoxFyre through Rafthree, a fellow Twitch streamer and FoxFyre community member, who was one of my main influences to start streaming. I try to stay very involved in the Discord and now through my stream as well, because the people of FoxFyre are very cool cats, and they throw a lot of support my way.

Hey, yeah, Raf and I got to talk before. And, it’s been great to watch the FoxFyre community start up and keep growing. Having that kind of group for mutual support seems great.

Any projects other than streaming you want to mention? Any hobbies or interests you want to mention?

I’m a big racquetball player, although I don’t play as much as I used to. I’m also trying to get into graphic design as a hobby. Also I’m a huge trivia buff, and I have a knack for memorizing useless movie quotes and song lyrics.

Yeah, not sure how to work racquetball into streaming, unless you do VR or maybe a Wii! Have you thought about doing something like that?

Haha! Maybe someday.

Sure, sure. Okay, I hear you. But, I’ll just say: what’s a home without room-scale VR? A house. That’s what. Just a house. And, you need a moat. Just sayin’. Priorities!

Can’t disagree with you there!

What’s your current setup like for streaming?

JDensey streamer desk

Very basic! Just got a new desk and a new mic (Thanks, Raf!) and hopefully I will be upgrading my single monitor setup to dual. I have plans to get a new mouse and keyboard soon.

If you want my PC specs they are as follows: 1060 graphics card, 250GB SSD M.2, Intel core i7-7700, 16GB (2x8GB) Ripjaws.

Haha! Cool cactus lamp. I think a good quality mic can really step things up, so glad to hear you got that going. Going to go with a blinky keyboard and mouse? Extra buttons on your mouse can really help in some games too!

Haha! The lamp doesn’t quite work without a shade on it, just a bit too bright. I want to get a Redragon brown switch keyboard soon and I just bought a Logitech g502, it hasn’t come in yet, but that will have 11 buttons on it.

This mouse goes to 11!

What do you know now about streaming that you wish you’d known earlier? Or, best advice about streaming you’ve gotten?

Investing time into improving your overlay is tough stuff, and finding the time to stream is always hard. I would say make sure that you are willing to dedicate the time and effort into it!

Putting time and effort can mean different things, but yeah! Having a regular schedule is something I’ve struggled with myself, and I think it’s a big one. I’ll probably never be a streamer that’s live for 6 hours every day, but I have a strong feeling that a regular schedule, when I’ve managed it, has been a very good step.

Most definitely. Working a full-time job and balancing time between work, streaming, and spending time with friends and loved ones is a challenge, to say the least. I try to stream regularly after work on weekdays, but things come up to prevent it sometimes.

What stuff are you streaming now?

I stream Overwatch, my favorite game, and Call of Duty 4 Blackout.

Anything coming up that you’re looking forward to?

Not really, although I may give Fortnite another chance.

I hear that’s popular with the kids!

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

I would like to build a community of friends that can come to my stream to interact and just have a place that people feel welcome.

Being involved in a streamer community, like FoxFyre, seems like a good way to work toward that, but what other ways are you thinking about creating that for your stream?

I have a few ideas, but nothing concrete. I just try to be myself and stay positive, and eventually I’ll introduce new things to the stream.

We’ll look forward to seeing how you develop your stream.

Thanks to JDensey for talking with me. I hope you’ll go check out his stream!

In conversation with community member Eeyore

Eeyore, or Tim, is a member of the the newly formed FoxFyre gaming and streaming community. He was selected as Featured Fox for October 2018, a recognition of involvement in that community. I had the chance to have a conversation about that with him recently. Eeyore is just starting to stream on Twitch, so be sure to check him out with encouragement. You should also check out Eeyore’s Twitter and Instagram.

Take a moment to introduce yourself! Who are you?

Community member and new streamer Eeyore

I am Eeyore, just a person who would rather stay home all day to play video games than be at work.

Haha, well, bless your heart. There’s the dream, yeah?

How’d you find the FoxFyre community?

I was invited to FoxFyre by Cayden Vierra, who I met a few years ago playing video games.

Wait. In real life you mean? You met a wild Cayden in her natural habitat?

I met her through a mutual friend playing Destiny when it first came out. I have met her in person and she has been a great friend, especially since she introduced me to Vanilla Bear, aka her husband.

Hey, that’s cool. I’ve met some other streamers in real life, I mean, other than myself. I meet myself a lot. It’s kinda crazy how often I run into myself, when I think about it. Have you met any other streamers? Thought about doing any meetups or anything?

It would cool to meet up some of the people in this group but there is nothing planned.

There was a bunch of local areas trying to organize meetups, so its worth checking if there’s one in your area. Or, start one up!

What does being a Fox mean to you? What are you hoping for as part of the community?

This is a tough question, What being a fox means to me, well lets see. At first I thought this is just going to be another Discord I put on mute and forget about, but after talking to and getting to know the people that I didn’t know yet I haven’t muted my discord at all. I really enjoy talking to people in there and they make anyone feel welcome. It is just another family community. This group has brought me out of part of my shell, which is good. So, in all, being a Fox is a special thing. It feels good to be a part of a community.

For the second question, what am I hoping for as part of the community, I am hoping that we get a full squad for raids in World of Warcraft.

What sort of stuff have you been doing in the community that got you recognized as Featured Fox this month?

When they started the World of Warcraft guild, I reinstalled the game and set up a new character on that server. Ever since then I would ask people if they want to join for dungeons and help out.

You’re thinking of starting to stream regularly! Have you seen a doctor about curing that?

No doctors involved! Haha.

But, hey, there’s your way to stay home from work and play video games all day … by turning that into work! Haha!

If I was an epic streamer then that is the way, unfortunately for me I am not yet.

Ah, see, you just got to step up your merch game! Residual passive income is the FuTuRe! Haha.

What else is it about streaming that you feel drawn to, as you’re just starting?

The potential of making new friends.

Ah! So, who are you hoping to be as a streamer, what kind of community do you want to build to attract potential friends?

I am hoping to be someone who people enjoy watching play. I am not the greatest at playing games but I really enjoy it. So, I hope others can enjoy watching when they aren’t able to play themselves.

Any projects other than streaming you want to mention? Any hobbies or interests you want to mention?

The only hobbies that I have besides playing video games is playing pool. Which I cut back on doing for a little bit.

Ah ha! Are you a pool shark? Do you play the rubes like fiddles? Are you a Newman or a Gleason in The Hustler?

Just like video games, I am not the greatest at it. It is just another hobby I enjoy most of the time. I have a few friends that are the best in the state I am in and they have taught me a lot.

What’s your current setup like for streaming?

Eeyore's streaming setup

My setup is a 17″ HP Envy laptop. I have the HP Omen Reactor for my mouse, and a HP Omen Sequencer for my keyboard

Oh! Hey, that’s not something that I usually hear. I also tend to stream using an odd setup myself, so it’s interesting to hear you’re using a laptop. How’s that working for you?

So far it is working, It is temporary until I can build a better PC so I can have all the games!

Have you tried something like Nvidia Geforce NOW or have an eye on Google’s Project Stream? I thought about using a Nvidia Shield TV with that service, with keyboard, mouse, and camera, to play Steam games I couldn’t run locally, but they removed the built-in streaming function; though I understand that’s finally back, at least until they remove it again! Or, do you definitely want to go with a full streaming PC?

I just want a high end computer that won’t crap out on me in a couple years and I can run games on the best quality without issue.

The struggle is real!

What have been your primary resources for information as you’ve been getting ready to stream regularly, on how to do it and set it all up?

FoxFyre has been my primary resource, I have done a couple test streams where Raf stopped by and helped me get it set up and Shammy as well since he knows about WoW and that was the game I was setting up for.

Hey, that’s cool, and a great community can be awesome for the mutual support and solidarity, for sure!

Wait. Also in real life, you mean? Raf and Shammy stopped by, you say?

I don’t know them in real life, they stopped by my test stream and we chatted in Discord where they helped me fix certain settings and get things set up to where I could minimize the lag.

Oh, right! That’s a good thing too. Having other streamers you know that can be an external eye and help is cool. That’s another thing that communities of streamers are great for when they hang out and lurk in each others streams and so on.

Have you gotten any advice about starting to stream that you’ve taken to heart?

I have! Just being told to enjoy it and have fun and don’t let one bad stream ruin it for you.

Pretty good. I’d add: if you’re thinking about doing it, just do it. You’ll find out if it is something you like doing or not. Then, do what you can with what you’ve got for as long as you are able to do better than the time before. Being cool with being scrappy is a good way to go; just look at fun stuff like, for a couple examples, classic Doctor Who, MST3K, and Elvira! And, yeah, “enjoy it!” … or really, I mean, most of us are essentially unpaid interns on our streaming platforms, so why else do it?

One of the reasons I want to stream is so I can come out of my shell to be a more energetic person and not someone who just sits back and watches. There is a reason why I have the nickname Eeyore.

Oh yeah! Put up a sticky note to remind yourself of that goal and try improving each stream just a little bit!

What stuff are you playing now? I see you’ve got some past videos from streaming Fortnite, Overwatch and World of Warcraft. Are those your jam?

I enjoy playing Fortnite and WoW a lot. I got Overwatch to play and slowly starting to enjoy playing it more. I also have played Hearthstone a little bit but not as much as I used to. I will try any game out once if I like it i will play it until I get bored or find a better game. Also any game that has a long story I am down for, not a huge fan of a game I can beat in 3 or 4 hours. That to me is just a huge waste of money and time.

Any stuff you’ve seen that’s upcoming that you’re interested in playing? Anything that sounds really entertaining or with lots of story coming up that you’ve got your eye on?

Nothing in particular that is coming out that I am looking forward to. I honestly don’t know of any games besides of Call of Duty that are coming out in the near future.

I’ve been watching things like Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2 which both seem like a lot of story and gameplay value, and cool. I’m sure there’s others!

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

Realistic goal is just to have fun playing the games I enjoy, Unrealistic, make all the money where I can get paid doing something I enjoy.

Haha, it’s like an uncanny valley of streaming! Well, it can’t happen if you don’t give it a try; but, yeah, do it to enjoy it!

Thanks to Eeyore for talking with me. I hope you’ll go check out his stream and drop in and get active in chat to show some encouragement!

In conversation with streamer RafThree

RafThree, or Raf, is a streamer I’ve known for a few months. I had the chance to have a conversation about streaming with him recently. RafThree is a Twitch Affiliate and member of the newly formed FoxFyre gaming and streaming community. He was selected for September 2018 as Featured Fox, a recognition of involvement in the community. You should also check out RafThree’s Discord, Twitter, and Instagram.

Who are you as a streamer?

Streamer and Twitch Affiliate RafThree

Well, I’m RafThree but you can call me Raf. I mainly stream Overwatch but I like to play other games especially games with a story to play through so I can enjoy or poke fun at them, a la Mystery Science Theater 3000. I’ve been told that I have “Dry Humor” and I only play games that I have fun playing. So currently I’m doing Destiny 2, Overwatch, and >observer_.

Any projects other than streaming you want to mention?

I’m planning a charity stream soon for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. It’s a foundation to help raise awareness of Childhood Cancers as well as help those affected by Childhood Cancers. St. Baldrick’s raises money for their cause and also hold “head shaving” events to show solidarity to those children that lose their hair due to treatment. I came across the foundation because my niece was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma when she was about 15 years old. She’s 21 now and cancer free. I’ve been doing my best to keep doing mini fundraising attempts each year in September. I’m having some scheduling issues this year, but I’ll be announcing this soon.

I’ll look forward to hearing when that happens, and will help get the word out. That sounds like a cool event, and for a great cause. Glad your niece is doing well. And, good on you. So you’ve done fundraisers before, but this will be the first one as a streamer? What do you have in mind for the event?

Since it’s my first time doing this as a stream I don’t want to get too ambitious as to doing anything too new. I’m hoping I’ll be able to set up the donation link correctly atm. I would like notifications to go off for each donation. It’ll be on the day that I do my long stream so I hope for more exposure to the foundation in doing so.

The streaming community has been really active in charity fundraising events, and done a lot of great work helping causes like the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. I hope you have much success for that event!

What’s your setup like for streaming?

RafThree streaming setup

My setup is very resourceful, you could say lol. My main monitor is a Hannspree 720p 60hz that I bought about 7 years ago. The second monitor is actually a TV 720p I bought about 5 or 6 years ago that has HDMI so I use it as my left monitor to help with streaming and reading chat or working on OBS while playing. My cam is a Logitech c920 which is great for the price. The mic is a Blue Yeti Silver that was gifted by GameThesis which I’m very thankful for as well as for the chromakey green screen and Elgato HD 60.

Yeti Blue Silver 4 lyfe! Haha!

My mechanical keyboard is a Red Dragon that I got for $30 bucks and is great. My mouse is a Combaterwing CW-80 that was gifted to me by my sister in law that she got for $20 and it’s awesome. The little wing on the mouse helps me from bumping the mouse pad since my hands shake so much.

This is my first PC that I do not build myself in over 10+ years. It’s an iBuyPower build that was a good price especially with how expensive GPUs can run now because of the crypto miners. The huge tower on the left is my old build that’s pretty much just there as a memory. LOL! In the pic I couldn’t show my green screen since it was packed up. As for lighting I use two night stand lamps that’s part of the room, I bounce that desk light lamp off the white blinds and use that LED lamp for face light. During the day I’d open the blinds and use the sun as my third light and not use the desk lamp. Yes I know that’s a big no no but hey gotta stream with what you got ;)

Heck yes, I agree! Do the best that you can with what you’ve got for as long as you are able. I think that’s especially true about streaming, which is something one can spend unlimited money on equipment. But, we’re real people, not television stations or movie production companies! Wait until you need a thing, instead of trying to buy everything up front before you really need it. Stream with the equipment you’ve got!

Since we’re on great advice, what do you know now about streaming that you wish you’d known earlier? Or, best advice about streaming you’ve gotten?

What I know now that I wish I knew about streaming that I wish I knew earlier… Nothing really. I feel I’m learning things at the right pace and researching and learning as I go so I’m in no rush but I’m not just sitting on my butt (streamer pun intended) just playing games. The best advice I’ve gotten about streaming is to just do it. Just start streaming. Don’t just say you want to do this, or that, just do it already. No stream will be perfect and mistakes, disconnects, bad sound, all of that will happen. As you said with Tbone’s interview, Murphy’s Law is still in effect. Don’t let the goal of perfection prevent you from streaming. Striving for perfection is a sign of insecurity and that will never be quenched until you finally just jump on stream and stream. Also keep in mind that “imperfection” might be what helps you stand out from all the other streamers and your viewers might see as your best trait that keeps them on. I learned more from my test streams and met so many of my current friends/followers from test streams. So to make a long story even longer, just stream.

How long have you been streaming?

I started streaming about near January 2018 and became affiliate about 5 months ago so I think it was in May 2018.

Oh wow, another baby streamer! That’s cool! Welcome to the circus. Ha!

You mention that you only play games you enjoy, and that seems like a really good idea. Maybe that’s even something that one could call advice for people wanting to stream! Of course, a lot of streamers play what gets them viewers, or try to make that balance out. Personally, I struggle with that, but feel I stream only what I’m drawn to play, as well.

Are there games that you’ve enjoyed a lot that you’re not playing now? Maybe this is a question about old favorites!

I really loved playing Shadowrun for the SNES and the new Shadowrun Returns but it’s not so fun to play on stream. If I play an RPG I prefer it to have voice acting in it so it’s not just me reading all the time. I also really like Destiny but I haven’t played much of Destiny 2 at all so I’m trying to get back into it.

Cool! Since you mention it, I pitched in to the Shadowrun Returns crowdfunding, way back. Anything you’re looking forward to that’s coming up?

I’m really looking forward to Red Dead 2. It looks interesting since it’s a story game and deep. I’d love to play that through with everyone. I really liked playing the Black Ops 4 Blackout BR as well.

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

My goal for the future and to be my continued goal is to stream content that my viewers enjoy and I enjoy as well. So I want to entertain and have fun with my current peeps in the Raf Pack and to those new buddies that join. Partner or anything like that is a bonus it’s on my “that’ll be cool list” but I want to end each stream feeling “Damn that chat was popping” or “Wow that was so damn fun”. If I ever end a stream not feeling like that then I gotta change things up.

Seems to me streaming can get tough sometimes too, and it can be hard to keep one’s spirits up; having a hoppin’ chat really helps! But, every streamer, I think, should keep their health in mind and listen to themselves about that. So, more good advice about switching things up! Do you do anything else to keep yourself in good spirits, before or after stream?

Just starting up a stream gets me in good spirits and I’m always reluctant to end the stream since I have so much fun with it. I don’t run into any issues starting a stream or ending. What keeps me in that good mood is that I start each stream not expecting anyone to show up. For me each stream is set to be just me with electric skateboard and electric longboard lol. When I see that first person chat I’m already exceeding expectations and I’m boosted. I tend to be the one chatting in streams so when I see someone chatting with me on stream I get excited and want to chat too.

Streaming can be tough, but it can also be its own reward! Haha!

Thanks to RafThree for talking with me. I hope you’ll go check out his stream and watch for his announcement about his upcoming charity event for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and help make that a success!

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!

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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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