Blog: Time to Unwind – 07/24/19

Since a few days ago when I posted my piece on the first few hours with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, I can’t say that I’ve played much else.  That isn’t because I’m so head over heels for the game, rather, I just haven’t played anything that’s really revved my engine as of late.

I feel like I write something like this every few months, where I can’t find something to hook me in and keep me occupied.  Ultimate Alliance 3 has been more or less, my go to game as of late, but even with that game I can feel myself losing a little steam with.  It isn’t a bad thing though.  In fact, it’s given me a lot more time to focus on some of my other hobbies.

I’ve been really diving headfirst into writing, specifically working on making my Dungeons & Dragons campaign I’ve been running for a while, really fleshed out and fully formed.  From designing quests, to fully realizing the NPCs and settings, all the way to making maps, I’ve been very creatively fulfilled by this in a way I haven’t been in a long time.

This is basically what I’ve been up to

Outside of that, I’m playing music again.  Not in any real serious capacity, but I’ve started composing some tracks and recording them with the little equipment I have.  I’ve been listening to some D&D podcasts where they create music to help heighten the tension or portray the right mood, and while I’m not looking to integrate my music into my campaign, I think it’s a fun challenge to give myself a tone and try to make a song that represents that.

But yeah, not really doing much in the way of gaming lately.  It feels like I’m in this summer lull where most of the games coming out just aren’t resonating with me in any meaningful way.  I’m still working through Ultimate Alliance 3 and occasionally plucking away at Super Mario Maker 2, but that’s about it for the time being.

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