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Tobold Stoutfoot
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Magic Duels and random numbers
A mathematician will tell you that computer cannot produce "real" random numbers, from a purely mathematical point of view. However algorithms exist that produce numbers that are so close to perfectly random that they are perfectly viable for even such dema...

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Zeitgeist: Digging for Lies - Session 2
In the previous session the constables of the RHC were sent to supervise security at the Kaybeau Arms and Technology Exposition. There they got involved in an incident where a young mage apparently inadvertently had summoned a bunch of extra-terrestrial mon...

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The Witcher, fast forward
During the course of last week I played the Witcher 1, 2, and 3. I had bought the Witcher 3 at a Steam sale the week before, and then realized that I had never played the first two parts, although I had those in my Steam library from previous sales. So I th...

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EU Digital Single Market
There has been a lot of discussion and action last year about people using VPN services to circumvent the geoblocking that video streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime have set up. Some media producers went as far as calling VPN users "pirates", in...

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Homo homini lupus est
I was interested in Funcom's new game, Conan Exiles, for about half a minute when I was reading about a survival game with exploration and crafting. Then the interest ended abruptly when I realized that it was yet another PvP game. Free for all PvP games ar...

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Eon Altar
Most consoles have the ability to connect several controllers and play games in local multi-player mode, whether that be co-op or against each other. PC games don't often offer local multi-player modes. Usually there is just one set of keyboard + mouse cont...

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Zeitgeist: Digging for Lies - Session 1
In the previous session the group finished the second adventure of the Zeitgeist adventure path, The Dying Skyseer. So this time we started adventure 3, Digging for Lies. After having arrested Mayor Reed Macbannin, who then committed suicide in custody, the...

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Presidential freedom of speech
Back in 1990 president George H.W. Bush said that he hated broccoli, a statement that led to outrage by the California broccoli industry . Since then the joke has become a staple of every political sitcom: A politician makes a remark that would be considere...

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Unpay2Lose
Apart from other claims to faim, Magic the Gathering might also be the game that invented Pay2Win. There is a cap to it, so tournament play becomes possible because all tournament players have all the cards they need. But for the average player with a small...

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Aether Revolt color decks
Sorry, second Magic Duels post in a row, and somewhat related to the first one. I used my accumulated gold to buy the whole Aether Revolt expansion in Magic Duels (iOS). Whenever you buy a large number of Magic cards in one go, you need some time to underst...
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