This post contains spoilers for the Mage origin/backstory in Dragon Age: Origins and for Mass Effect 2. Good Karma or Bad Karma. Paragon or Renegade. Light Side or Dark Side. Turn Undead or Rebuke Undead. In other words, are you Good or Evil (with capital letters)? This is a question that most of today’s RPGs […]Read more "Law, Chaos and other morality systems"
Friday, 7/22: 45 min strength/weights Saturday, 7/23: 8 hours manual labor Sunday, 7/24: 3 hr overdistace run (Big Cottonwood to Cardiff Pass area) Monday, 7/25: 30 min strengthRead more "Training: 7/22-7/25"
Tues, 7/19: 30 min strength, 30 min very easy distance (hike) Wed, 7/20: 1 hr easy distance (bike; Dry Creek+Bobsled) Thurs, 7/21: 1.5 hr warmup+bounding (20x level 3-4, 5x sprint), 45 min skate technique @ Sugarhouse with Pete Vordenberg and Simi Hamilton (awesome!)Read more "Training: 7/19-7/21"
July 14: 1 hr easy distance run with fartleks July 15: 30 min str/weights (upper body) July 16: Sprint to the Summit 12k (ish) run/race/TT (Summit Park) Time: 1:36 Place: 1st in 0-29F, 3rd overall F Compared to last time: unknown Comments: Should have gone harder, didn’t work out pacing as well as I should […]Read more "Training: 7/14-7/18"
Or, as a friend put it, “On a scale of 1 to Voldemort, how awkward are your hugs?” SPOILERS AHOY. The Good: Lots of wonderful, wonderful actors turning in fun final performances in roles they’ve been playing over the course of around a decade. Whoever cast these people deserves an Oscar because somehow, they all […]Read more "Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
Note: these are my opinions as a player of games, not a developer or any sort of professional. Playing Knights of the Old Republic got me thinking about BioWare’s other hit RPG-sort-of-thing, Mass Effect. Their storylines both have an epic/space opera feel, and the dialogue system is quite similar, with KotOR‘s Light/Neutral/Dark options being replaced by […]Read more "An in-depth look at sidequests"
Monday, 7/11: 1.5 hr skate rollerski (by gated community), warmup + 10x speeds (about 30-45 seconds) Tuesday, 7/12: 1.5 hr classic rollerski (Terrace Hills), warmup + 10 VO2 max (2 min) intervals up hill Wednesday, 7/13: 1 hr plyometrics (Popperton Park)Read more "Training: 7/11-7/13"