I am many things. Information Technology worker for a bank. Former Speedrunner of video games (A Google-provided list of my runs is here). Reviewer. One-time Game Designer

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Nov 27

The RPG Lounge- Dragon Quest II

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of posts. Similar to the Games I Beat In 2014 series, this will be a retrospective/review of various RPGs I play, most of which will be on stream. Dragon Quest II is generally thought of as one of the weaker entries in the Dragon Quest series. While …

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Oct 21

Dragon Warrior Randomizer Tournament Match 4 Postmortem

My fourth match in the tournament, versus johnbloodythumbs, was sadly also my last. You can watch the race from my perspective here, or check out the race stream here. After the beginnings of my previous two races, I was extremely happy to see both HEAL and HURTMORE in my starting spell list. No difficult beginning! …

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Oct 04

Dragon Warrior Randomizer Tournament Match 3 Postmortem

My third match in the Dragon Warrior Randomizer tournament was a victory, albeit a bittersweet one. More on that later. For now, check out the race from my perspective here and here (My internet cut out mid-race, hence the 2 parts), or the actual race stream here. This was another tough beginning, although not quite …

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Oct 01

Dragon Warrior Randomizer Tournament Match 2 Postmortem

So my second round match…did not go as well as my first round match. I put up a good fight, but two big mistakes cost me a potential victory against NESCardinality. For context, check out the race from my perspective here, or the actual race stream here. The beginning of this seed was a challenge. …

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Sep 18

Dragon Warrior Randomizer Tournament Match 1 Postmortem

So my opening round (And actually the first match of the entire tournament to take place) match against RCTMid in the Dragon Warrior Randomizer tournament was a victory. More importantly for the tournament as a whole, it was a very close match, with me taking the win by 36 seconds according to Speedruns Live. If …

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Aug 02

Where My Gaming Is At

So of late, I’ve been playing a lot of Sid Meier’s Covert Action (GOG Galaxy says I’ve played it for a total of 45 hours and 47 minutes). It’s essentially Sid Meier’s take on James Bond, in that you play as a secret agent trying to prevent various crimes from taking place. What’s neat about …

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May 25

Album Review- Yes: Time and a Word

Album: Time and a Word Year: 1970 The Lineup: Jon Anderson- Vocals Peter Banks- Guitar Bill Bruford- Drums Tony Kaye- Keyboards Chris Squire- Bass Have I Heard It Before: Except for the title track, no, though with a caveat: A few songs from this album appear on “The Word Is Live”, meaning I’ve technically heard …

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May 11

Ace of Space

So about a month ago, Radioactive Rat, a streamer who, among other things, runs the SNES game Space Ace on a pretty snazzy cart, was doing a 12-hour stream. Thinking myself clever, I told her that, according to Motörhead, “For a 12-hour stream, the only game you need is the Ace of Space.” I then …

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May 06

Ninja Gaiden II Speedrun Tournament Thoughts

Putting this here instead of a PasteBin because, what the heck, I’m paying for a website, I might as well use it. Some thoughts on the Swiss rounds of the recent Ninja Gaiden II speedrunning tourney: (A brief note that when I say “the tournament”, I mean “The Swiss portion of the tournament”. I’m aware …

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Jan 30

Speedrun HOT TAKES! Post-AGDQ2016 Edition

Disclaimers: This will jump from subject to subject. Also, a confession: The organization leading up to AGDQ 2016 rubbed me the wrong way to the point I watched a total of probably one minute of the actual marathon “live”. From what others have said, the event itself went very well despite the terrible organization leading …

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