I've been taking it easy these last few months. No big time projects in the works, which has left me a lot of time to catch up on games, both on my own (Starcraft 2: Legacy Of The Void being the biggest black hole of my life in recent memory) and with friends (Mai Sheri and I continue through the aggressively cute Yoshi's Woolly World)
Make no mistake though... there are things coming down the pipeline. It's just a weird time of year for everyone. Most people are taking a break and gathering their strength for the upcoming holiday season.
I know Dr. Holocaust has some gaming video editing work of his own coming my way, and Mai Sheri is looking to get at least one cosplay video project out of me before the end of the year.
So for now, let's relax. Because as soon as things start up again, like always they will all start up at once. And that's when the madness sets in.
Retroactively posted from September 29th
Been quiet here in the den these past few weeks. With convention season over (at least for me), I've had to settle back into the desaturated work/sleep routine that often accompanies the Autumn months.
That being said, I did get a chance to be part of something pretty spectacular recently. My friend Manda and Errol roped me into participating in a live theater/escape room event that they helped put together called "A Night At The Speakeasy"
Set to the theme of a prohibition era mobster juice joint, all the familiar elements of an escape room (puzzles, riddles and a ticking clock) were spiced up with the inclusion of live actors all playing the parts of characters that fit in with the setting. Bar floozies, wise guys and colourful performers were placed throughout the venue for all the participants to interact with. It was a swinin' good time!
Manda even convinced me to join the act as a bouncer. Functionally I was little more than a locked door that players just needed a specific key (or as the case was, the right coloured poker chip) to get past, but I had fun playing with the role. Inspired by all of the fantastic performances the actors were showing off during the event, I tried my best to put my own spin on the gangster/muscle character. Manda even gave my character a name. Charles. Charles the Bouncer.
I've only really just begun to explore Escape Rooms around the city, but I felt pretty fortunate to be a part of this one as it seemed like most people enjoyed it!