Monikers is Simply the Best

Thursday, July 28, 2016

While at PAX Prime last year, we had the opportunity to play Monikers with Alex Hague, one of its creators. Crammed into the crowded Indie Megabooth, Alex dealt out a few cards to each of us from which we assembled a deck of our favorites. Each card had a name of a person or a thing on it and our goal was to guess what thing was on the card from a description given by another player. In the second round, we were asked to guess the same cards with only one word clues and the final round forced us to play charades-style, with only gestures and slight sound effects. In fifteen minutes, we laughed uproariously while fumbling to describe or act out the things on the cards. As soon as we were able, we bought our own copy and tonight we played it with my mother and brother.

What is XCom 2 Like With All the DLC?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

XCom 2 has been out for nearly six months. In that time I've logged over 70 hours in the game and am currently working through Ironman mode. That time has also seen the release of a slew of interesting mods and three pieces of official DLC. That DLC has changed a great deal of the core gameplay and introduced some interesting new mechanics and features. Taken as a whole however, how different does the XCom 2 of today look in comparison to XCom 2 from February?

Stop What You Are Doing, Call Into Work and go Watch Stranger Things

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Netflix has had some interesting original series since it first debuted House of Cards in 2013. The latest series, Stranger Things is something that we hadn't heard much about until we started watching it. It came out of nowhere on a Thursday evening and before we knew what had happened it was Friday morning. We were completely enraptured by the show and have since begun re-watching the episodes to try and pull out whatever details we can.

Pokemon Isn't Just for Everyone Else Anymore

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Last week I talked about the immense amount of fun I've had playing Pokemon Go. After another week of riding around town on my bike and wandering the downtown streets late at night I decided that Go shouldn't be my only Pokemon game. I know so many people that play Pokemon, and when I really examine my reasons for not buying any of the games prior to now, I come up short. I don't know why it has taken me so long to get into it, but I've finally broken that cycle. Yesterday I went out to our local pawn stores and bought a 3DS and a copy of Pokemon X.

This Post is Late Because I've Been out All Night Chasing Digital Creatures Through Real Streets

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I've never finished a Pokemon game. I've never played more than an hour of any Pokemon game out there. I am, by all accounts, a Poke-novice. I've read all about the games and watched Wesley play through game after game, but I've never dedicated any of my time to the pursuit of Pokemon. Last week that all changed. Pokemon Go has brought me fully into the fold and though I know there is a serious difference between what I am playing and the other games in the series, I couldn't care any less. Pokemon Go has, so far, brought me closer to my community and gotten me up off my ass more than anything else has in the past three years.

Check out the Vigilantes of Skyborne Playtest!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Right up front, I want to say that this is a post about one of our contributor's projects. Michael Sayre has been a close friend of mine for a while and a contributing writer for Somnambulant Gamer for almost as long. A few years ago, he started working on third party modules for Pathfinder and has carved out a comfortable place for himself within the community. His work has been very well received and he has continued to lend his talents to more and more projects. His latest contributions come in the form of The Vigilantes of Skybourne from Drop Dead Studios. It is currently in open playtest here and if you're at all interested in playing iconic super hero type characters, you should really check it out.

Gravity Falls: Sld wrw R Nrhh Gsrh Hsld Fmgro Mld?!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
We don't have a cable subscription. All of our TV comes from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime and there really isn't much we feel we have to complain about. For the most part we get to see what we like; if a show isn't available on Netflix, it often is on Hulu and so on. Occasionally though we totally miss out on something. For example, it wasn't until last year that we discovered Stephen Universe, a show that we have all grown quite attached to despite not having seen any more than the first season. Today though, I'm here to talk about Gravity Falls, a show that is so good, I am completely stunned that it escaped us for its entire run on Disney XD.