Archive for September, 2019

House Keeping 9/24/19

I’m not sick anymore! Like at all. It’s pretty great.

That is, unfortunately, about all I have to say just now. Class and work are continuing on with or without me and I’m having to work to catch up.

I’ve got a really cool d6 that should be arriving some time in the near future and I’m super excited to talk about it. So, next Monday’s dice review is going to be a little dependent on when that arrives.

I’m also considering just taking a day or part of a day to get the next few “Sunshine’s Journals” posts scheduled. I keep thinking that I’ll have the time and energy to get them posted for Thursday and then the next thing I know I’m looking at Monday morning again and have no idea where the weekend went. I have a small backlog of them thanks to not having managed to get them posted, so if I can get them scheduled that should sort of prevent a run of absent weeks if anything happened and we didn’t play.

All that said, I still don’t have a book review for tomorrow. I’ve been kicking one around, but it’s been hard to get it to come across without spoiling big chunks of what happens or rambling for ages.

Following that though, I think once I’ve gotten my homework for the week done I’ll sit down and just work on that for a little while. Once I figure out where I’m getting hung up on it there shouldn’t be much of a problem in getting the rest written down.

I’ve said a lot for not having much to say. But it makes me realize that I’ve got a lot of stuff to be excited about right now. And there’s only more cool stuff for later, so it feels good to have written this.

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I’ve talked about a different casting of these before. But I really like this style of dice and would happily replace standard d4 with them when at all possible. So without further ado, here’s Dice Envy’s Hylian Edition Infinity d4. Enjoy!

Hylian Edition 1

Not going to lie, I was really excited when this casting of the Infinity d4 was announced. It’s a variation on the Healer’s Edition Infinity d4 in different colors which combines a design I really liked with this really pretty pearlescent semi-opaque green that looks excellent with the gold inking.

The patterning alongside the hearts is nice, it adds to the look of the dice without making them seem busy. While it is a hold over from the Healer’s Edition, I feel like it works really well here. Plus, it’s really well done. The inking on these is both well filled in and precise. It’s really well done.

Hylian Edition 2

I can’t over emphasize how much I like the shape of the Infinity d4 as compared to standard d4. They’re a lot more pleasant to roll and to handle in general. And it feels like they roll better, though that might be a bias on my side of things.

So, the obvious conclusion here is that I really dig these dice. Just full disclosure, I really want a full set of dice in this green. It is one of the prettiest single colors I’ve seen on a die on a long while. They’re greatly enjoyable to roll. It’s a five out of five from me.

So, I’ve been sitting on these dice since they arrived because I’ve been in no shape to words well, this is the set from Dice Envy’s Original Box for August. This is only my second set of metal dice, so it’s been fun to play with these.

Millennial Gold 1

The colors on these are fantastic, both the gold coloring on the metal and the sort of creamy sparkly green for the enamel work gorgeously together. I love the swirls in the green too. It’s just sort of visually soothing.

Millennial Gold 2

Being metal, the weight on this set is fantastic. More than that though, I like that the corners on most of the dice in the Avocado Toast set are blunted or rounded. It feels a lot less likely to damage my dice tray or a play mat and, more importantly, just feels nicer in hand. Unfortunately,  the d20 is one of the two with sharp corners. Though there isn’t much that can be done about that given how many corners it and the d12 both have.

The way these roll is interesting. I think a good chunk of it is just that I’m not used to metal dice. I tend to sort of toss roll my acrylic dice, which works well enough for these as well. They sort of thunk down and I find myself not wanting to roll more than one at a time to avoid damaging them, I’m sure I will shed that as I get more used to metal dice. They also feel really well balanced, so I’m more than okay with rolling them one at a time.

Millennial Gold 3

So, my response to this set is overwhelmingly positive. They look nice. I continue to love the color combination, the green is lovely and well complemented by the gold. They feel nice. They’re just pleasant to handle and the weight is really nice. And it was really just a fantastic surprise to get a set of metal dice in the Original Box. That leaves the Avocado Toast or Millennial Gold dice set with a five out of five.

House Keeping 9/17/19

Good news! I’m mostly recovered from being sick.

It’s great and I’m hoping I’ll be able to accomplish a bit more now that I’m rested and recovered. Still have class stuff to catch up on and, of course, I’m having to get back into the swing of work. That’s all fine though.

I’ve got a dice review coming up tomorrow morning. It’s for the Dice Envy Original Box from August, and it’s one I’ve been really excited to talk about.

“Sunshine’s Journals” post should be up Thursday. It’s the first of a two parter that was a lot of fun to play through.

I don’t have a lot beyond that. Not much happens when you spend a week getting a month and a half’s worth of sleep.

So, standard stuff I guess. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction any buy me a ko-fi. In any case, have a great rest of the week!

42nd Spring, Year 256

We had been back just long enough for Chonck to disappear into the library, presumably to pull himself back together, when Churt ordered the party back topside to deal with an invasion of wild boar that had been eating their way through the fields and destroying any fences in their way.

The vast majority of the militia dwarves were already out dealing with their own assigned fields. There were waves upon waves of boar rushing in. Most of them just seemed lost or desperate to find food. The last few seemed driven forward.

Were driven forward. I do not know how we wound up dealing with the only dire boar in the lot of them. Thing is bigger than Chonck and so battle scared that I had a hard time telling the difference between the arrows that he’d been hit with and the ruff of fur down his back. Smart too. After Azurei used one of her brain melting spells on him and failed to kill him, he avoided her. But then when Eclair used one of her last eldritch blasts on him, he saw she was tired out and charged.

The elf managed to calm him down enough to catch him. There were remains of a Goblin harness on him with his name inscribed on it, it translates to something like “Bear-render.”  So not only is this dire boar strong and smart enough to run off a celestial warlock, though an admittedly exhausted one, but he also earned a name before we ran the Goblins out of the area. It seems that Bear-render is going to be a good addition to the fortress.

That said, this is going to put us irreparably behind on growing crops for winter, I fear. At least we should have enough salted pork and mushrooms to keep the fortress fed. I am also a touch worried that the other animals that the Goblins were eating will have similar population explosions that we will have to deal with.

For now though, I have to clean the hog droppings off the crossbow I borrowed before the quartermaster will approve repairs to mine.

House Keeping 9/10/19

So, I’ve been sick the past week. Like, calling out of work and class and just trying to sleep it off sick. Mostly better now, I’m just still coughing a lot and have lost my voice.

Good times.

That’s a big chunk of why nothing went to plan last week. I got hit really hard with the sick and just sort of disappeared from reality.

But I’m trying to come back now. No promises on what I’ll get done this week, I do have a fair amount of school stuff to also catch up on, but I’m hoping to finally have something out for you all.

That’s about it for this one.

Have a great rest of your week!

House Keeping 9/4/19

It’s the start of a new month and I’ve got more of the same stuff still going.

There’s been a bit of an issue that is eating my free time, so I’m likely to be away from the blog more than I already have been recently. Not sure how long it’ll last, but it’s going to be longer than I’d hoped. It’s going to be a rough start to the month.

That said, I’m hoping to finally have another “Sunshine’s Journals” post up some time tomorrow and, hopefully, the dice review for the week up on Friday. I’ve gotten my Originals dice box for the month and really want to talk about the set.

That’s about it for now. I might post pictures of the crocheting project I’m working on, or ramble about something. But those are nebulous ideas that are just as likely to not happen.

All the same.

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. I feed on positive reinforcement. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Either way, have a great rest of the week!