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kaythomas
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May 29, 2012 - 11:16 pm
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Enigma

Yes, I am Kay.  The old board (FFC) never died.   Steerpike made it over to be the foundation for Tap.   Most of us adventure  gamers  are still here.  And most of us now play other types of games.  Like RPGs, some action etc.   I only play on a computer and I find that doesn't limit me.   Most of the games I want to play turn up on computer. 

Come back and check us out on the future.   I (we)  would love to see you hang out here with us.

Kay 

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Hey there, Enigma. How the heck are ya?!

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Yes,  I am the Kay from FFC.

I don't have an X box or any console either and have decided not to get one.  I just don't think I have the manual dexterity or reflexes to handle them.  And I am mostly content with what I can play on a PC.  I have followed Boakes from the very beginning and played all his games.  I lost track of Matt Clark after his first game.   I beta tested it for him and then he sort of disappeared from FCC.   I should look around and see what else he has done.

I mainly play RPGs now.   My two favorite series are The Elder Scrolls (I am currently playing Skyrim) and the Fallout games (I have played all 4 of them and still have some mods to play for Fallout New Vegas).    I love RPGs since you get to build your character and become the kind of person you want to be,  the fighting isn't too impossible,  and the games last for a very long time (at least for me).  Every once in a while I venture into a game that is a bit more of a shooter but they are very difficult for me.

I just finished Dear Esther .  I liked it a lot although I am not sure I would call it a game (maybe an experience). I think you might enjoy it since it is filled with ambiguity which should appeal to someone with the screen name Enigma.   Keep watching Steam.   Eventually there will be a sale where you can get it for a few dollars. 

Come back often Enigma.

Kay 

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Aha! I was sure that was you! I just started a playthrough of the Director's Cut of Boakes' Lights Out. Here's the linky to the first entry if you want to follow: http://adventuregameplays.blog.....s-cut.html

I follow both Boakes and Clark on their Facebook pages. I think they kinda sorta know who I am. Boakes wrote recently that his second Lost Crown game, The Last Crown, will come out sometime this year (there will be three eventually). Matt has been working on his second game, Bracken Tor, for years now. It was supposed to come out about a year and a half ago, but hasn't yet. I think he's added massive new content to it.

If you like RPGs, do not miss the Avernum series by Jeff Vogel at Spiderweb Software. Very very retro, but fantastic games nonetheless. I just finished his remake of his remake of  his very first game that put him on the map nearly 20 years ago. This time it's called Avernum: Escape from the Pit. Presumably he'll redo all six of the Avernum games, as they're his bestsellers. Again, these are VERY retro, but the story just grabs you and won't let go. And there is lots of humor in them. I've been playing these games for years and just can't stop. His second-newest is called Avadon, and has been selling really well on Steam and for the iPad. Find links on my blog.

I will play Dear Esther eventually. I don't really do Steam, but I know the time will come when I'll have to!

Right, now I'm going to try to post this. It wouldn't let me reply to Jen the other day. The math for posting is still required, but I'm not getting the little icons to drag to the circle.

So this reply might go into a private message for you!

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Enigma

Thanks for the recommendation of Avernum and Avadon.   They weren't on my radar screen but I will check them out.  

One thing I don't worry about is running out of games I want to play or replay.  I have a whole bunch I bought during a Steam sale including all the  Half Life  and Splinter Cell  series, and Max Payne games.  And I recently got all three Thief games.   Thief was my introduction to games outside the adventure game genre and I love all three of the Thief games.    I also want to do a replay or the Gabriel Knight and Tex Murphy games I got from GOG.    And there are continually games released (like the most recent Deus Ex) that I want to try.   But to tell the truth,  I don't spend that much time playing games (generally an hour or two  in the evening) and I am a slow player and I really feel a need to finish the games I start and like so playing most RPGs takes me months. 

I do, however,  interrupt a game to play something short and made by an indie group and inexpensive that shows up on Steam --   like Dear Esther,  Nikopol,  Limbo, and Trauma.  I mostly enjoy all of them and they are a nice respite from the game I am currently playing.  

So I am a happy gamer.    Kay

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Hey, I still play the Carol Reed games! I mean, they're short and usually too easy, but they sure are pretty. I think it was Scout who sent me the first three, so I could review the third one. Been playing 'em ever since. He has a new one out now, but I'm waiting for it to show up as an Amazon download before I buy it. He has the second-newest one on Amazon and appears to be getting them all on there.

Sometime in the next year or so I expect to have a much better income, so I'll get a new laptop just for games, and then I'll get more GOG stuff and do the Steam trip.

But I've got all three GK games running on this vintage Thinkpad I got on EBay. Runs an amazing range of stuff, and I've hooked up a wireless mouse on it too. GOG will eliminate the need for that eventually, but I like running the games in their native environment.

Can you believe I'm freakin stuck in Lights Out. I've only played it twice before. I refuse to consult a WT. I'm gonna figure it out, dammit.

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