I haven’t been posting much because there has been a lot going on professionally and personally.
I’ve been having a blast with my Normal Classic file on Fire Emblem: Awakening. Still love this game. tRPG IS my genre, hands down.
Professionally, I’m in the process of writing a grant to create a game for my classroom that focuses on technology integration and global climate change. I’ve been doing writing and re-writing and that takes time and mental focus. I have a strong concept that I’m working off of. Thanks to my colleagues at school and Jon, Jack and DJ for offering additional very useful feedback. I’ll update the progress as I go, but don’t want to say much more so that I can work on my idea without fear of malevolent outside interference.
On the pencil front, I got a good deal on eBay and a delicious red Pilot S20 is on the way. I will do a video review of that one, because there actually no video reviews of the S20 in English that I can find! Also, Peter from France has sent me another Faber-Castell. Thanks in advance to him!
Mario Golf: World Tour is a fabulous game. I heart it: hard. It isn’t a perfect game, by any stretch of the imagination, and there has been what I consider to be a “needless” controversy that has sprung up amongst gamers about it. I call the controversy “needless” because there may not be a controversy if people think about the psychology of how games are designed and how the size of each of the games “modes” is misleading to players.