My 7 Favorite Fairy Chess Pieces

Chess is an ancient and noble game, possibly the most played game in history that doesn’t have “Go” anywhere in its title. The pawn, knight, bishop, queen, king and castle-shaped thing are all immortal mainstays in popular culture, their names known worldwide. But of course they’re not the only pieces that ever graced the chessboard. Due to the endless adaptability of the game’s structure and medieval court theme, budding game designers have been eternally designing additional pieces and using them for custom game modes, chess puzzles, or just arguing with strangers on the internet about how viable they’d be. These… [Continue Reading]

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Dreams of the Most Badass Game Ever

You ever get a dream that’s so awesome and badass that you wake up and think “HOLY FUCK I WANT TO DO THAT AGAIN?” Well that’s what I had the other night. To the point that I still vividly remember parts of it later on. It was a dream about the most badass game ever. And sadly, a game that will never exist, most likely due to licensing and copyrights. So, this dream was presented to me in the form of a comic convention and a magazine stand filled with copies of PC Gamer. Some sort of special edition magazine… [Continue Reading]

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How Do They Eat? Early Warframe Lore Ideas

It’s been known for years that the Warframes we use to kick the asses of Corpus, Grineer and Infested weren’t always what we thought they were. They were never really just people. What they were, we didn’t know. Early lore suggested that the original Warframes were feral and terrifying, hungry, destructive monsters. Rhino Prime’s codex entry (unlocked by owning Rhino Prime and viewing him in your Codex on your ship) was one such example, noting a story from an Orokin scientist, watching as an early Rhino Warframe kills and eats his fellow scientists, only to be calmed by the presence… [Continue Reading]

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Bleugh. European Parliament backs copyright changes. Because they are dicks.

First off, a link. To the BBC. Because they understand that stuff better than I do and they’re pretty unbiased. But also because I can’t find any real talk about this on the major news websites I normally visit. Which is suspicious as fuck. Like, seriously. Secondly, another link. To a website that I guess wants to do something about it. And with which I can put a ton of blame on France because they voted like 90% for all this stuff. Like seriously. Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania and Estonia all get a lot of blame as well. As do the… [Continue Reading]

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One-man D&D

Normally, I talk about video games, with most of my articles being about PC games and a significant chunk of them being about Team Fortress 2. Either way, my topics are largely about digital interactive entertainment. Today however I want to talk about something more physical. I recently recovered these two books from my bookshelf. As the tagline on the covers suggests, it’s an interactive book where you make your own choices in the adventure. Much like a choose-your-own-adventure book, except that these books also have a combat system. At the start of each book, you need to generate a… [Continue Reading]

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Keeping Up One’s Writing Spirits

A lot of people ask me how I manage to constantly write. I’ve written over nine hundred articles for the Daily SPUF and have nearly 900 published stories and articles on my own site Phovos.net, yet somehow I am still constantly writing. I write at minimum 500 words every single day no matter what. Even when I spent all day at my local Comic Con last year, I still managed to write 500 words and publish that very article. I’ve been doing this for a while as well, since January 2016. 500 days minimum, every day since then. Yet here… [Continue Reading]

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On Summer Slam 2018 and Wrestling Entertainment

Why the fuck did I stay up until 6:15am to watch a fricking Pay Per View wrestling show? Probably because my brother asked nicely, and he said this one would be fun. This one being Summer Slam 2018, with a bunch of pretty standard fights and a lot of belts and rivalries that needed sorting out. I didn’t actually pay for it, mind you. There’s a €10 a month subscription to the WWE network and it lets you watch pretty much any wrestling match from the WWE ever. Frankly, that’s a pretty good deal if you like wrestling as much… [Continue Reading]

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Misfit Eidolon Hunt

“We’re going on an Eidolon hunt!” Frost exclaimed as he rummaged through his arsenal, looking for weapons to take with him. “We’re gonna murder some monsters!” “No, we’re going to capture one monster…” Volt sighed. “Maybe.” “Mate, I haven’t really done this before, just been carried by others!” Frost exclaimed. “I mean, I have a tier 2 Amp for my real self from being carried but I kinda… just did nothing while they killed the Teralyst. Are we going to kill all three?” Volt sighed again. “I just told you. We’re going to capture the Teralyst and see how we… [Continue Reading]

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I Completely Forgot To Do A Deadpool 2 Movie Review

I’ve seen Deadpool 2 three times and I haven’t reviewed it. Isn’t that a bit crazy? Isn’t it crazy that I saw the movie two whole times? Well that last thing not so much. Because my dad (big comic book fan) wanted to see it with me, so did my brother and so did my cousin on one of the last showings. Totally a family film. No, really. It’s a family film. As in the main theme of the story is family and having people you can fall back on and relationship stuff and things like that. All that being… [Continue Reading]

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Brother’s Ballard

It was April 2017 when I got my brother into Warframe. It had been one of my few birthday wishes, that my siblings play video games with me (because I’m a boring, indecisive person) for a few hours. Out of the two of them, I expected neither of them to continue playing at all. Warframe, as far as I was concerned, was much more niche. More like asking someone to play Dota 2 over playing Overwatch. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Well it turns out it totally was brother’s cup of tea. To the point that he has nearly… [Continue Reading]

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