Dungeons & Dragons… the beginning

  Oh my gosh!!! I spent the evening with an amazing couple who both play Dungeons & Dragons, in fact Willem is a Dungeon Master and heads up a number of campaigns. After chatting to them for a good hour and a bit, I’m totally sold on playing D&D, and have a number of must try board game titles as well. I bought the D&D starter kit a month ago from Durbanville Games, and have been studying the rules and game play. To be honest it all seems super over…

ACPC: New Animals have arrived!!! Guess what I’m upto!

  The Animal Crossing community is all a buzz yesterday as 5 new villagers have been released! All of whom fit into the Halloween theme really easily. First up is Lucky. It’s rare to meet someone who fails to live up to his name so spectacularly, but Lucky doesn’t seem to mind. So, maybe he’s pretty lucky after all! To invite Lucky to your campsite you need to make the following furniture available for him: Fireplace, Ramshackle Floor, Creepy Statue, Candle and a Creepy Skeleton. (just right for Halloween!) Rodeo…

Hello Again!!!

I have NO excuses for my whereabouts for the last two months, other than HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED ANIMAL CROSSING!!!! That’s where my last two months have gone… playing Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, if you have ever wanted a super addictive game that will make your time simply disappear and not even feel guilty about it, then this is the game for you! Please check it out its a free download game on both Android and iPhone, there is an option for buying ‘leaf tickets’ but its actually not necessary…

Its here! ITs Here! ITS HERE!!!

This past weekend a certain 13yr old’s dreams came true! After almost 2 years of planning, and saving, and research, and more saving… Chris’s gaming computer has finally become a reality. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I am more than just a little bit jealous! The excitement started on Friday with the delivery of two rather large brown boxes, unfortunately Chris was away for the evening (thanks Nanna & Gramps for looking after him) and could only ‘drool’ over the photo we sent him. No surprises that he…

Computer Parts: Mousepad

Contrary to belief a Mouse Pad is not a place where mice hang out! Nope its a surface for placing and moving a computer mouse on. It enhances the usability of the mouse compared to using the mouse directly on a table. Now if you thought a mouse pad was a mouse pad like any other mouse pad, you have it so WRONG!!! just a quick google search in one computer store, brings up 62 different types of mouse pads. Each one doing something else, but essentially all creating a…

World of Warcraft: Alliance / Horde Race – Pandaren

Today’s race is a bit of a yin/yan smooshed together. The Pandaren race is both Alliance & Horde so choose wisely little grasshopper!!! This is a bit of a long post, but the Pandaren are a complex race, read on and you’ll understand why… The Pandaren are one of the most elusive races of Azeroth. Native to the land of Pandaria, they are a strong and hearty people with a universal attachment to nature and a passion for all it offers. Many Pandaren are also expert brewers, and a few…

Celebrating Womens Day with Awesome Gamer Women

Hi there! If you are in South Africa, Happy Women’s Day to you all! To change things up a bit, I thought this would be the perfect day to celebrate women who work (and yes being a stay-at-home-mom is a full time job), have kids to look after, significant others to care for, have homes to sort out, but who also have time to play the odd game or five! I’ve been lucky enough to have interviewed 14 such women, from all over the world, different backgrounds, different situations, but…

Minecraft: Crafting a Chest to stash all our goodies

Before we go any further crafting and mining items, we better have a safe place to store them in. Introducing the CHEST!!!! Each item stored in a chest is removed from your inventory. When you want to use that item, you will need to take it out of the chest and place it back into your inventory. To make a Chest: First you need to open your crafting table so you have a 3×3 grid. To make a chest you need to use 8 wood planks, any wood planks will…

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery… what its all about

Yep, I’m one of those Potter-heads, the die hard Harry Potter fan, who had my name down for the latest book release months before it was due to be released, and not only at one store but at least 3 just in case one got the book in earlier than the other. I’ve read and re-read each book a number of times and lost count how many times I’ve watched the movies. Now that there’s a ‘New’ (ok it was released in April and I’m a bit behind with the…

World of Warcraft: Alliance Race – Worgen

Ok so clearly we’ve had all the cool good looking races already. This one’s not going to do it for me. The Worgen are large, lupine humanoids (aka warewolf) that are able to walk upright, but lopes (runs/gallops – never in my life heard of that term) on all fours. The Worgen, come from an ancient druidic sect known as the Druids of the Scythe who worshiped the wolf Ancient, Goldrinn. The chosen shapeshift form of these druids was the Worgen form, but these druids lost themselves to the form’s…