V Rising

Oh boy this is a doozy! I’ve been looking forward to this game since it was announced, I really liked Battlerite and the Royale version of it despite I was not good at all in neither of them but the presentation and the atmosphere was just always really cool and fun, naturally I was curious what they did with the survival genre. To be honest the choice of the genre combined with the whole vampire setting was a bit awkward or at least unconventional at first but I like the mythology and also survival games that are heavily reliant on gathering and crafting, however the sheer amount of these games makes one hesitant to spend any money on them because it’s easy to pick a shit game....

May 19, 2022 · 5 min · Alfred Dobradi

Phaseball Never Dies

I’ve been working quite a lot on my project called Phaseball, which is a baseball simulation program based on W. M. Akers’s Deadball. The texts aren’t too colorful but this is just an example log of a game I simulated. I’m planning to handle the game reports/logs in a similar way but also want to figure out a way to create a graphical representation and play-by-play options. Anyway, this is a Sprint Training game I simulated for my Baseball Association of Irish Labour Unions fantasy league....

May 10, 2022 · 14 min · Alfred Dobradi

Days 'N' Daze, Jobseekers, The Scunts, Death By Washboard

It’s been a while since the last time I went to a gig so I wasn’t very keen on traveling to Dublin but at the same time I didn’t want to miss Days ‘N’ Daze again. Some background information: This gig was scheduled for 8 September last year but it was postponed. We were supposed to go with my fiancé and I was really looking forward to the original date and was very disappointed when it got pushed to this year....

May 7, 2022 · 5 min · Alfred Dobradi

Perfect Team 23

I’m not sure how many people who know me know I love baseball. Probably a few as I don’t hide it or anything, I’m just aware of the lack of interest so I rarely bring it up. Anyway, one of the games I’ve been playing quite a while is Out of the Park Baseball. I’ve never played enough to be good at it or to even scratch the surface of understanding but this year I decided I’ll dive right into it and so here we are....

May 4, 2022 · 2 min · Alfred Dobradi

Server Shennanigans

Wowee, this was a busy weekend and some. I reinstalled my dedicated server with no backups, set out to do everything the right way - or as close to it as possible. As I mentioned in my last post, I fucked up my Mastodon instance pretty badly. Due to this and my inability to fix it I got really frustrated and the next day I decided to just roll with the punches and reinstall the whole server....

May 4, 2022 · 3 min · Alfred Dobradi