• The Failure of Arc the Lad R

    It’s always sad to hear of a game closing. Arc the Lad R will close its global servers on June 14, 2022. It already closed its Japanese servers last June, putting it in a moribund, sickly position right out of the gate. It’s not a great look to close your servers a month before the […]

  • Neat Thing: SRPG Studio

    SRPG Studio is game-making software produced by SapphireSoft. It’s been around for a few years now, but has flown under the radar compared to the likes of Unity and RPG Maker. It’s really good at making Fire Emblem at Home, but lacks the flexibility of other game-making programs. My first impression wasn’t stellar, but at […]

  • The Evil Healer: A Pathfinder Concept

    Pathfinder 1E allows you to build just about anything you can think of within the confines of its rules. The massive number of classes, archetypes, feats, spells, and equipment gives a creator huge flexibility, but at the cost of choice paralysis. Making an evil-aligned healer is difficult, as the most obvious choice, cleric, is locked […]

  • Radiant Dawn: I Still Kinda Hate A Reason To Fight

    Here’s a random musing: Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn has a rather infamous chapter known as ‘A Reason To Fight’ and it’s awful. 3-6 is infamous for its sheer meanness and how it combines all the unfun parts in the series. Darkness, difficult terrain, a weak army, and strong enemies make it a test of strategy […]

  • Waifu Chess: Fire Emblem’s Appeal

    This post was a rejected pitch, but here it is. You know the drill! What draws a person to a specific Fire Emblem unit? Is it their power? Their potential? Their design? The truth of the matter is that all of that comes together. Still, some types of units and designs attract a specific crowd […]

  • Wands: A Pathfinder 1E Analysis

    This was a rejected pitch due to alleged lack of potential traffic. Not being one to care overly much about profit or clicks, I wrote it anyway and I’m putting it here for anyone who needs the help. Wands In Pathfinder The wand is an oft-overlooked magical oddity that can make or break an adventurer’s […]

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