Sunday, December 28, 2014

Avatar World v1.61 Release!

I love the Hunger Games movies. Mockingjay Pt 1 was no exception.

Long time no see! Busy things happening. I have the LPA cover image still in progress, I'm working on the layout of the the new tSV draft. I've started an Avatar World long-form game locally, which means I'm now in the home stretch of the AvW design history. When this long-form wraps up I will likely go into final revision mode and finish it for good.
If you are interested in keeping up with my long-form game, I do regular reports on my session through Twitter and later Storify them. Here's the page for my AvW game, which I play Monday night and usually have updated by Tuesday night.

I recently (as in tonight) finished watching the last episode of Korra. I am stunned at the quality in the last two seasons. Seriously, they're amazing. Season 3 especially was just full of duels between bending masters, rather than the political games that filled the other seasons. The creativity with the bending powers and the expansion of what can be done is extraordinary.

Two things that became prominent in seasons 2 and 3 are now sub-playbooks, the Lavabender and the Spirit Medium. Those are the prominent additions in this release (hence why it is only a .01 advancement and not a full decimal), with other mild typography fixes as well.

Latest Version (v1.61) Download:



I swear the other stuff won't take as long as the gap from the previous post until now.

Also, I've put up a Donate button on the right side of the page. Given that I can never charge for a download of Avatar World, if you get some enjoyment out of the game please consider making a donation, I've put a lot of hard work into this game. Thank you, and see you again soon!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Not Gone, Just Busy

I love this song. It has a lot of history for me, none of it actually related to the song itself and everything to do with the connotations it brings up in my mind. I hear the long road trips from Long Island to Montreal or Regina as a little kid, I hear Ocarina of Time's Forest Temple's mysteries, I hear junior year of high school finding and clinging to a bunch of the music that's defined my identity. The quiet crackling in the back, and the soft, lilting melody all just calm me.

Hey y'all, just wanted to check in. I know it's been a month, but it's been a busy one! I started a long-form game of Avatar World last week, Learning Pixel Art's cover image is still revising with help from the PixelJoint WIP forum, and I haven't had a chance to do the next round of Shining Void documentation. I've had basically non-stop assignments for three weeks now, I have finals next week, relatives arriving on the 19th, and the GRE on the 22nd. Basically I don't have any free time. As soon as I have a little opening I'll get some work done that I can share.

Thanks for your patience!
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