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Pi Day! (with pictures)

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This week included March 14th, or 3/14, the holiday in commemoration of a certain special number celebrated by geeks and nerds everywhere. The homophony with pie provides instructions on how said day should be observed. Our Pi Day party featured a spread of six delicious pies: Blueberry, apple, peach praline, key lime, chocolate pudding, and [...]

Victoria Cousland

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I’ve been meaning to post this character for months now (literally, I started this draft back in October), but I kept thinking I would finish her story. I beat the game the first time with Selene, and for Victoria I spent a lot of time learning about how to mod Dragon Age: Origins to better [...]

RPGs are Powered by Characters, Not Stats

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I’m super-excited about Dragon Age 2, Bioware’s latest RPG.  One thing that always comes up when a new RPG is released however, is whether or not the gameplay has been “dumbed down.” The idea is that hardcore RPG-players want a high level of customization so they can fine-tune their character’s development, while the wider audience [...]

RPG Origins

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RPG Origins

When I was a kid I was told that role-playing games were the first ominous step toward declaring allegiance to Satan himself, and,  being young and naïve, I embraced the whole sordid tale. Instead of playing Dungeons and Dragons or Baldur’s Gate, I spent a lot of time outside having rollicking [...]

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Selene Amell

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Selene Amell

Selene was the first character I created for Dragon Age: Origins, and was somewhat inspired by the Sitians in the world of the Poison Study novels. Her face is very loosely based on Candice Swanepoel. For those who are interested, I used the Dragon Age Toolset for the additional face customization options as well as [...]