September 30, 2017

Hiatus: College Applications

Hi again,

It's time for me to take another quick break. I'm in the process of slightly rebranding the website, but I'm also needing life to step in and take control. As you may or may not know, I'm 17 and a high school senior, which means it's time for me to start applying to schools! I'll be back when that's under a little more control.

Wish me luck!


August 17, 2017

GW2: Getting Brissta to 80

Getting back in the habit of posting, so these are going to be strange and choppy for a little while...

Hey! So quick update on how the GW2 kids are doing. I think I've finally found a new home in an MMO after a few years of soulsearching. I approached GW2 with a little bit of caution at first...ah, just kidding. I loved it and knew after five minutes that I would be with it for a long time coming. After a few years of on-and-off school-interrupted play, I at last got my ranger chick to L.80. Re-introducing, the design tropes that I thought were cool two years ago...


July 7, 2017

So I Finally Learned to Play Magic: The Gathering

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When I was younger, perhaps in the year before I started Soultamer Gaming (as a tiny Wizard101 blog that didn't even share the name) I was in the Redmond, Washington Pokemon TCG League. I had a couple of decks of cards poorly filled with a high variety of Pokemon and too many kinds of energies. And let me tell you - I felt like I was all that. There was something so much fun about going to the game store and talking with your regulars about the game.

This being said, I was tiny. I didn't know what good friendships were, and I got fooled out of good cards through trade quite often. The atmosphere didn't promote a ton of learning, and I was often picked on for not knowing how to play the game, or swearing like a little kid (which meant not swearing at all). After I put my decks away the following school year, I didn't really expect to go back to TCG games - that is, until more and more of my friends began playing Magic: The Gathering. Even my English teacher, who kept d20s on his desk, played students in his room after class. My friend Carl liked a Facebook post the other day that advertised a Magic open house for new players at a local game store, and I decided to try my hand at it.

July 1, 2017

Happy Summer, Soultamer Gaming!

basically what school did to me
I'm back! School was rough, but it should be at least a little better next year. Whether or not it pans out like that, I'm back for the summer! Here are a few goals that I'm keen on getting started on.

May 19, 2017

NieR: Automata - The First Three Hours (Hint: I Suck)

As a reward for finishing up my AP tests, I bought myself NieR: Automata as a You're Free present. My only previous exposure to NieR was bits of soundtrack that I found online and subsequently fell in love with. Knowing that any game with the name NieR in it would sound amazing, I quickly consulted my friends and the internet for reviews. Hearing that it was a keystone game of its time, a masterpiece, and "not for me, but give it a shot" by my friend, I decided to take the leap, and...oh my gosh, I think I'm in love.