More Art, Small Update

So one of the things I've begun is a tabletop playtest of the mechanics of my game. It's a bit hard to simulate the RTS aspects of it, but the world building and other features are pretty easy to test in something like a D&D Campaign, which I've begun. So far it's brought up a few points that I hadn't considered, which is already way more than I was expecting. 

I've also continued to dabble in the art. After the tower, I started working on character style. 

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Test 1

This ones based off the sprites from FF6. 

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Test 2

We have a design based off Chasm's sprite art, more articulate arms and legs

Soooo... Works in progress, they're pretty basic. I'll take these basic drafts and see if I can give them some personality over the next week. 

Oh? Hi there... Have you been waiting for me? Sorry!

So,  to my surprise, this site has actually been getting traffic, even though I haven't touched it in a good long time. Almost a year at this point. Well, I think it's time I dived back in with a few content updates. 

So over the last year, I've done zero game development, but hey I did pick up Premiere Pro skills and some Audacity stuff. So there may be a podcast in this sites future. I've streamed one or two things on youtube at this point. I've also picked up some pixel art. Working on a gallery to demonstrate what's been done. None of it's been that great, but you gotta start somewhere. 

Well that's all for now. Let's see how long the attention to this site lasts. 

Laser Tag

I have  a few friends coming down in two weeks, so I picked up some Laser Tag guns. I'll link the ones I picked up at the bottom. Man do they feel good with the feedback and sounds. Used them for about 15 minutes with the girlfriend, and we didn't pull off any tactical combat or re-enact some Call of Duty action, we just point at each other and pulled the trigger. Which, turns out, still fun.  I bought two sets of 2, my brother will be bring another set, so somewhere on Long Island, a bunch of dudes are going to be running around the woods like big kids... cause we are. 

http://a.co/9tQqCTp

Destiny 2 and some marketing

I started to explore Facebook advertising, since that's the main way I promote the Bored Rewards page. Facebook offered a free 30 bucks to boost a post, it's been effective but the post I boosted was not a good one. It's the post where I recommend some headphones, then link you to the gift card give away to. Most people just checked out the headphones. My mistake!

So apparently I gotta boost likes to the page. With enough people who like to enter giveaways interested in the page, it'll be no problem when they go live to get a bunch of people interested and coming to the page. The more people that show up, the more I can giveaway, the more people will be interested, etc

Oh yeah, Destiny 2 is realllly good. Fight boredom with that. Mwah, <Chef Kiss> Alyndrial on PSN. 

A site in progress

Been spending more time fleshing out the site. Fighting Boredom isn't something one man can do alone. My goal for this site was to get articles from the community, to create a site full of experiences. If you left everything to me, you'd have a website heavily biased towards video games and tabletop stuff... and whiskey. 
So part of building this community involves finding folks. Not one hundred percent comfortable sending people here to be honest, since it's still pretty raw. So kind of a weird situation. Don't want to drum up awareness, but it'll take me forever to fill this site alone. 

Hey! I have NOT been bored

It's been a busy week, I know I said I'd update regularly, but man, did I overestimate the time I'd have to sit down at a computer and type something out. Oh well, back on the horse, and let's try and keep the posts coming.

I'm not sure if you found this page through my new Bored Rewards thing I'm trying out. I am giving away things like Amazon Cards, and sort of playing it by ear as to what people want. I'm trying to grow the advertising base, so that I can afford bigger rewards. My goal is to start giving out some vacations in the future. 
Why give stuff out? Well, it's basically to drum up interest in fighting boredom. Most people will come to register for basically free money, a few may actually be interested in the rest of the site. Advertising helps minimize the actual cost of all this. So if you clicked an ad, thank you! I hope you win. If not now, the rewards aren't going away, so better luck next time!

-Chris

Fighting Boredom With Nature

Almost anywhere I've lived has been within driving distance of a nice park, some hiking trails, or just a place to wander around with some trees. Walking is usually free, so this a pretty cheap way to fight boredom as well. 

Google will guarantee you find something. "State Park Near Me," and it'll pull up a list near you with a few details, and reviews. Fill a bottle with some water, and head out. If you're like my fiancee, it's a great chance to fill up instagram too.

It's Been a While

Hey, it's been a while. PC's fixed, and I'm back in action. New goal is to update this at least once a day. 

Why? Cause I am a creature of habit, and that's the best way to build one. So they might not all be gems.

Like I mentioned above, the PC I do pretty much everything on died, an Asus ROG something something. They repaired it for free though, so I'm pretty happy.