The journey of a nerd who loves the Lord

goldboxPool of Radiance is a role-playing video game developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc (SSI) in 1988. It was the first adaptation of TSR’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) fantasy role-playing game for home computers, becoming the first episode in a four-part series of D&D computer adventure games. The other games in the “Gold Box” series used the game engine pioneered in Pool of Radiance, as did later D&D titles such as the Neverwinter Nights online game. Pool of Radiance takes place in the Forgotten Realms fantasy setting, with the action centered in and around the port city of Phlan. (Wikipedia) Read the rest of this entry »

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Natural Ethics

Recently, in my Twitter feed, I saw an article headline reading that a man claimed that pedophilia was natural. Therefore, it should be made legal. I did not bother to click on it. So, it could quite possible fall under the category of “fake news.” However, even this headline alone brings up a topic we see over and over again. People claim we should consider an action to be ethical because a person was born a certain way. However, does this claim stand up to careful examination and application of logic?

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odinbox

Initial release date: January 14, 2016
The HD remake of Vanillaware’s PlayStation 2 masterpiece Odin Sphere is told in five tales from the perspectives of five unique protagonists. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir expresses the original game with glorious HD graphics in Vanillaware’s renowned style, expanded worlds with new monsters, fully voiced story scenes, and a fine-tuned refreshing combat and RPG system to perfect the gameplay. Read the rest of this entry »

Salutations.

So, the other day, in thinking through some of the highs and the lows of my afternoon, a thought crossed my mind.  What if our life on earth, among other things, provided us a window, or sample of, Heaven and Hell?   Read the rest of this entry »

IDale

Icewind Dale was was originally developed by Black Isle Studios and released on June 29, 2000.  Icewind Dales Enhanced edition was later developed by Beamdog and released on October 30, 2014.

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The Gospel Message

We have never lived in an age with so much information readily accessible.  At the same time, we remain so ignorant and misinformed of much.  Despite this wealth of information, so easily accessed on a myriad of devices, we still run with presuppositions and conclusions based on half truths and emotions.  Along those lines, I have asked several people to describe to me what they think the Gospel message means, or what a Christian is.  Most answers were not even close.  I want to take a moment to clarify both, as succinctly as possible.

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The Best Retro Machine

Salutations.

As a fan of more traditional RPGs (especially turn based) and strategy games, I often have to turn to retro gaming for my kicks.  Out of the dozens (if not hundreds) of games I saw on display during this year’s E3 conference, I only spotted three turn based RPGs, and one sad, mobile strategy game.  Back 10-20 years ago, one could not walk down the shelves without hitting a dozen titles that fit these genres.

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