Did you know you can start Pokemon Go with a Pikachu?

Its true!

And here is how you do it:

  1. Start your account.
  2. Get to the point where the three starters are presented
  3. Walk away from them.  Keep going till they vanish.  After a little while your phone will vibrate and they will respawn.
  4. Keep walking away from them 3-5 times.
  5. At some point after the 3rd time, a 4th starter, our Pikachu, will appear.
  6. CAPTURE HIM!
  7. You now have a Pikachu to start and can truly feel like Ash Ketchum.

There ya go folks.  I didn’t find this out, the good people at GameRant and Polygon figured it out.  I am just passing it on to you all.

Getting into Shadowrun, the Tabletop Game

So my wife, myself, my wife’s cousin Eli, and my friend Dan have all been wanting to play a Tabletop RPG again. We had a game going with 5th Ed, but due to my previous car issues and other things, the other players we were playing with became busy with other games and life.

Now with my car issues situated, my wife was asking if we were going to start again. I told her sure, but I am tired of traditional fantasy.

One game I have always wanted to learn was Shadowrun. Its complex, sure, but its neat and I love the recent PC Games, and the themes and the setting. Thankfully my wife seems ok with it as does my friend and her cousin.

So step one for us is me getting to learn the system, as I would be the GM.

The general consensus on reddit so far has been for me to just grab the Core Rulebook and go from there, but at the same time I have considered getting the Starter Box or the Digital Tool Box.

The Digital Tool Box is actually a digital version of the 2 beginner starter boxes, and comes with a ton of adventures to run and pregen characters. But I am unsure if it comes with any rules to create your own runners, so in the long run it would be kind of stupid.

Last night I ended up getting the Core Rulebook.  It looks pretty damn cool.  Don’t you think?

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Playing and Reading – Week of 6/26/16 to 7/2/16

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Yes its a day late, but its the weekend, a 3 day weekend, and I am apparently still sick yay!

But hey, its still done at least.  Don’t judge me I don’t see any of YOU doing weekly status updates!

—–PLAYING—–

Not much honestly. I reinstalled Kingdoms of Amalur from Origin, and then uninstalled it. I am unsure if I am in the mood for it. I did play some Renowned Explorers: International Society though, which is still an amazing game. I plan today to play some Heroes of a Broken Land as well, for a video, and maybe work on Secrets of Grindea and Reverse Crawl as well.

I really just don’t know honestly what to play! Its rather infuriating.

—–READING—–

Today I am going to write a bit about Super Hero fiction. I finished reading Wild Cards Book 3 earlier this week, and restarted the Cape High series, which is a fun indie series focused on a super high school.

Supers in fiction are kinda rare honestly. Sure you got comics, but I am not a huge fan of comics. I prefer reading because it lets me form the images in my head. A good writer describes things just enough for me to get a starter picture, and lets me fill in the gaps. The writers who explain everything in fine detail honestly bore me.

But finding good super fiction is rare. There is tons out there by indie authors, and not all of it is good. The best series out there to date is the Wild Cards series, which is a series written by a team of professional authors and edited by GRR Martin. There is something like 14 books in the series too, and most are QUITE long. Cape High is the other decent series I have found, which has I think 11 or 12 books now, but they are more like novella’s in length.

Just reached Book 2 of Cape High again. Hopefully I can work my way through it by the end of next week.

—–QUESTION OF THE WEEK—–

Not that anyone reads these things. Got any plans for the Fourth? I gotta write my review of “Guild of Dungeoneering”.