Eastshade

GWJ Conference Call 763

Mind Scanners (PC), Thousand Year Old Vampire (TTRPG), Darksiders: Genesis (PC), Eastshade (PC) Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PC, PS5), your emails, and more!

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Amanda and Rich and Glendon are joined by Shawn Andrich and GWJ Twitch Streamer and Paragon of the forums Eleima to talk about games.

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Why am I only learning about video game plays just now?!

00:05:49 Mind Scanners
00:13:46 Thousand Year Old Vampire (tabletop RPG)
00:24:52 Darksiders: Genesis
00:29:40 Eastshade
00:34:37 Mass Effect Legendary Edition
01:01:06 Your Emails

Rat Boy wrote:

Why am I only learning about video game plays just now?!

I'm as disappointed as anyone that people could see this poster art and then opt out.

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Or this production still. I mean COME ON.

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I'm still disappointed I didn't get down to Edinburgh to see it! I was *this close* to making it but i couldn't really afford it at the time and a bunch of other stuff got in the way.

TheHarpoMarxist wrote:

I'm as disappointed as anyone that people could see this poster art and then opt out.

I just couldn't afford the 640K of memory required.

Shoutout to the GWJ Adventure Game Club being featured on the podcast. Come join us! And well done, Eleima!

Happy to see Eastshade getting mentions. I loved that game a LOT!

If circumstances ever conspire for me to be performing literally anything in Edinburgh down the road, rest assured I will use whatever sway I can to acquire comps and memory boosts for all Goodjers.

Please do, 'cause I might actually be able to show up next time

Another great episode! Great to hear Eleima on the cast, I appreciate the move to get prominent community members on.

I was enjoying Eastshade too (funnily, one of my kids saw me playing and thought it was Skyrim) but then got my hands on Mass Effect LE and have fallen in love with it all over again. As the hosts said, there really is nothing else like it.

I think it may be Eastshade’s influence in that I’m currently enjoying walking and talking more than combat, but just being in Mass Effect again is... *mwah*

Was there ever a spoiler section on Mass Effect? Regardless, I’d happily listen to another deep dive on it with this same panel.

sorry Eastshade, I’ll be back, I promise...

Thank you for the kind words! And yeah, I get it, I'm glad I finished Eastshade before Mass Effect came out, to be honest. Despite playing it every few years, it's got its claws in me, big day.
To the surprise of absolutely no one.

TheHarpoMarxist wrote:

If circumstances ever conspire for me to be performing literally anything in Edinburgh down the road, rest assured I will use whatever sway I can to acquire comps and memory boosts for all Goodjers.

If I have to fly up, I WILL. Don't think I won't!!!!

Thousand Year Old Vampire sounds incredibly fascinating. I’ve just bought it for my wife. She’s sort of a non-gamer. Games give her anxiety. It’s related to childhood trauma I think. I hope I’m not over sharing on her behalf. TYOV sounds like something she might actually love. Of course there’s always the chance that upon presenting it to her she’ll look at me like I’m wearing a wig of spaghetti noodles, put it on a shelf, and promptly forget about the strange and uncomfortable interaction.

Do the required dice come with the print edition or will I need to buy those separately?

When I went to Tim Hutchings website, this was on the front page.

Tim Hutchings wrote:

And another thing:

My name is Tim Hutchings. I made these games, sometimes with help and sometimes on my lonesome. But none of these things would exist without the amazing society we live in, the cultural institutions we build to preserve and appreciate it, and the people who make up that society. So I make a request:

If you are a supporter of the near or far right I am going to ask that you not buy my games. I don't want your money, but more importantly I don't want you to feel comfortable enjoying things produced by the people and systems you want to destroy. I don't want bad people playing my games–and that includes folks who are willing to look the other way while braver bigots perform their hateful work.

Yes this means members of cartoonishly evil hate groups, but it also specifically includes Trump supporters and those Republicans who voted for Trump. You are lobbying for the death of my friends and relations, you are pushing for dangerous authoritarians to destroy the systems that let books like mine come to be. And this goes for equivalent groups outside the US–you know who you are.

People who make art and beauty and fun almost universally revile you and it's time you started to feel that. You aren't welcome here, you don't get to play with my things. Shoo.

I went to the site with the specific intent of buying the game. Reading this made the act of buying the game feel fun.

Slightly unrelated:
Personally, I don’t shun centrists, or near righties. This has to do with some personal philosophies that I insist on living by. I understand why some people do, and that’s ok too.

Also it was great to hear Eleima on the pod. Let’s have her back some day soon. Yes?

So I finally worked up the courage to listen to the podcast, since I’ve been listening every week in the past… 8? 9 years? And… all I have to add is that, when the thread of the week came up, I felt like Captain America.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Thousand Year Old Vampire sounds incredibly fascinating. I’ve just bought it for my wife. She’s sort of a non-gamer. Games give her anxiety. It’s related to childhood trauma I think. I hope I’m not over sharing on her behalf. TYOV sounds like something she might actually love. Of course there’s always the chance that upon presenting it to her she’ll look at me like I’m wearing a wig of spaghetti noodles, put it on a shelf, and promptly forget about the strange and uncomfortable interaction.

Do the required dice come with the print edition or will I need to buy those separately?

I don't know if the physical edition comes with dice, but all you need is a d10 and a d6. A free diceroller app should also solve for that issue!

I think its a fantastic game for folks who don't play a ton of games. Especially people who enjoy journaling, as there's some real crossover there and the rules are so simple. Plus, it is beautiful as a thing.

Eleima would fit perfectly into the panel of regulars. Y’all should really consider asking her.

For Secret Stan this past year, I gifted a physical copy of Thousand Year Old Vampire. It does indeed look great, however, you only get the book.

In other words, no dice.

Aristophan wrote:

For Secret Stan this past year, I gifted a physical copy of Thousand Year Old Vampire. It does indeed look great, however, you only get the book.

In other words, no dice.

Thanks. Good to know. The only thing I own that resembles D&D dice are these dice with chords on them. You’re supposed to roll them and then arrange them into a logical chord progression, then play that chord progression and turn it into a song. Super fun, but not exactly what 1KyoVamp is calling for.

Thanks again, Aristophan.