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Nightstalker

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#489065 Pertaining to the Titan Dream

Posted by Nightstalker on 08 November 2019 - 05:02 PM

Part 3 has been added!




#489063 Nerd Stuff for Nerds

Posted by Nightstalker on 07 November 2019 - 04:12 PM

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Male, Human Cleric

 

And that takes care of my last DnD figure! I've got another 4 that I'm considering ordering... but... more on that later...




#489061 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by Nightstalker on 06 November 2019 - 06:23 AM

The game was actually banned in Russia.


#489059 Nerd Stuff for Nerds

Posted by Nightstalker on 05 November 2019 - 07:22 AM

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Female, Lorensi Witch (Warlock)

 

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Human, Female Barbarian

 

Just got my Human Male, Cleric to take care of!




#489056 Scorp's RPG Corner - now reaching The Outer Worlds

Posted by Nightstalker on 02 November 2019 - 03:38 PM

You get one major choice that can really blow the game away. That choice can be made very early in the game. 

 

That is, unless you blatantly choose to be a psychopath, but I'd lone wolf that playthrough. There are also certain teammates you can lose based off of your actions, so be wary of that.

 

As for the game being less comical... yeah, that's not really going to go away, even in the most dire moments. Still though, it's a fun game! I'm about 2/3 finished with my Supernova playthrough, and I'm quite satisfied with the game. 

 

Edit:

Oh, and I forgot, Monarch also happens to have a planetary story that has some effects on the final mission (at least one of the possible final missions).




#489049 Scorp's RPG Corner - now reaching The Outer Worlds

Posted by Nightstalker on 31 October 2019 - 08:16 AM

Cleared the game on Hard Mode with a Persuade/Leadership character. You can definitely clear the game without having to fire a shot during the last quest.




#489048 Pertaining to the Titan Dream

Posted by Nightstalker on 31 October 2019 - 08:15 AM

Part 2 has been added!




#489046 Scorp's RPG Corner - now reaching The Outer Worlds

Posted by Nightstalker on 30 October 2019 - 06:28 AM

The Outer Worlds is pretty darn fun. Having thrown roughly about 40 hours into the game (cleared the game on normal with a shooty character, 75% done with a hard mode talky character), the game isn't without its faults.

 

Can't say I'm a fan of the flaw system. Keep getting nailed by plasma in combat? You can take a flaw that will make you take additional plasma damage and take another perk! Problem. Perks aren't exceptionally good. Don't get me wrong, they're good, but flaws typically cripple multiple skills on your character. That being said... having a, "you get a flaw, you take it," run would be pretty interesting. I guess my reason for harping on this is because by the time you hit level 30 (level cap), I had everything that I wanted from the perks, and didn't feel like I was missing anything. And sure, you might be able to get to certain tiers earlier, but the damage to your skills can be pretty nasty, especially since you use a bunch for skill checks (Eng/Sci/Med/Hack/Lockpick/etc.).

 

Speaking of skills, I do like that companions can give some pretty big skill bonuses. It actually gives me a reason to take them all with me at some point. A lot of the bonuses will deal with certain skills, but others are things like additional damage against certain enemies, or even things like increased carry weight, scanner range, and various other useful utilities.

 

Not the longest game, but still gave me a solid 22 hour first time run. Found myself wanting to go back for another run after beating the game. I'd definitely recommend it!




#489033 Nerd Stuff for Nerds

Posted by Nightstalker on 23 October 2019 - 07:19 AM

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Female, High Elf Fighter

 

On the todo list:

- Female, Lorensi Witch

- Female, Human Barbarian

- Male, Human Cleric

 

And once I get the super glue and the appropriate paints, I have Belial of the Dark Angels to paint.




#489030 Pertaining to the Titan Dream

Posted by Nightstalker on 22 October 2019 - 03:29 PM

I don't really talk about it much, and I keep saying, "More on that at a later date," but I think it's time to finally start. A few folks have asked about it in the past... so I might as well start somewhere.

 

Let me introduce, my mythic fantasy universe... The Titan Dream.

 

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Part 1 - Introduction

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Before anything ever was, they were there. The three Titans have always existed as all powerful, all knowing, and all seeing beings.. The easiest way to think of them is to think of three, very powerful siblings. Leik, the Titan of Light, is the embodiment of everything good and wise. His brother Mehrunes, the Titan of Darkness, is the embodiment of everything evil and profane. Their sister Lydara, the Titan of Balance, more or less ensures that the war between her brothers evens out in the end. It was through their will that the Titan Dream was formed, and it is through their will that it still exists into the far reaches of the future.

 

But why the Titan Dream? Truth be told, very few are privy to the name of their domain. From what I am allow to speak of, it was named this because it was always their vision to create a universe to their design. It would bear the marks of all three from the celestial bodies to the very mortals and immortals that would exist within it. However, these answers still elude the true reason for the name. Their dream, was to create a place unaffected by chaos. That, my friend, is why they chose the name. After all, what is a creation without a name? It denotes something is special.

 

Now, with that being stated, there are many places where I could start. I could tell you about the Eternal War of the upper realms, or perhaps you'd be more interested in the stories of great heroes. Regardless of what you're interested in, I believe that for true understanding of future events, the past must be understood first. And where better to start than the founding of The Dream.

 

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Part 2 - The Beginning of the Dream

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Long ago, the Titans created the space that would become the Dream. Simply by speaking, did they turn nothing into something. However, Their creation did not go unnoticed; a being, born from the remnants of something foul, made its way into the Dream. This being was known as a World Eater, and it sought to quickly destroy anything that the Titans would create. However, the Titans foresaw this intrusion, and set forth a plan to be rid of the intruder. The three spoke, and in that moment created a being to go forth and destroy it. To this being they gave tremendous power to fight this beast. Adorned in black armor and wielding two weapons forged by the Titans, he stepped forth into the emptiness in the realm and fought the beast.

 

The two fought, and in the end, the Titan's creation triumphed. With the World Eater destroyed, the Titans withdrew him, and brought him back to dwell among the Aldaari, which were Lydara's own people. To them, he became a revered champion. Some referred to him as, "The Ebon Knight." Others simply called him, "The Elder Wolf," whom various Aldaari prophets had spoken of in the time before the existence of the Dream. 

 

The Dream was secure for now, and creation could begin again. But this intrusion would not be forgotten. They knew that their realm would not be safe. They saw war coming for their creation, but also an end to it. That, however, would take time, until then, defenders needed to be established. And who better to form these defenders then the Elder Wolf himself? This would be the Titan's next course of action.  

 

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Part 3 - In Defense of the Dream

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While the Ebon Knight had succeeded, his job was far from over. The World Eater's attack on the Dream would not be the only attack; the Titans could see this. To secure the Dream, the Titans called upon the Elder Wolf once more. However, this time he would not be alone. To this end, Lydara chose ten thousand from the Aldaari, who would be trained by him. Moreover, these chosen would be gifted with the Wrath of Lydara, which took form as powerful, lightning magic, and the Aegis of Lydara, which took form as powerful arcane magic, capable of protecting. Similar to their mentor, they too donned black armor. To further complement their Titan magic, they were gifted with executioner swords, each of which would alter its form  based off of the current magic flowing through them. These chosen were called the Templar of Lydara, or Templar for short.

 

However, an army alone would not do. Together, the three formed a powerful seal around their domain, which would force any invaders into an even ground where the Templar would fight them. Anyone seeking entrance into the Dream, would pass through them first. Fortunately, the Titan's did not see defeat in the Templar's future. This battlefield also became home to their fortress, where they trained and lived. This place, would become all they would ever know.

 

The Dream was now secure from outside intervention. Well... perhaps that is too broad a statement. There would be exceptions in the future. Certain entities would discover other ways into the Dream. But those would come much later, and appropriate countermeasures would be in place by the time that would happen. Besides, it was time to begin creating the Dream. And that would require a more personal touch from the Titans.

 

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Part 4 - The Beginning of Creation

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< coming soon >

 

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Part 5 - Rythar

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< coming soon >




#489028 Scorp's Art & Writing

Posted by Nightstalker on 22 October 2019 - 06:00 AM

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OC Ixia Drovus by Saber-Scorpion

 

(Sorry for the huge image! For whatever reason, resizing kept cutting parts of it off.)




#489027 Gaming PC Enthusiast/Discussion Thread

Posted by Nightstalker on 22 October 2019 - 03:34 AM

That's a pretty build! So clean!


#489018 Scorp's Art & Writing

Posted by Nightstalker on 16 October 2019 - 05:31 AM

Also, here's two more!

 

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OC Stormblade by Saber-Scorpion

 

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OC Micisoni Bronzebeard by Saber-Scorpion

 

As always, he always does amazing work!




#489017 Scorp's Art & Writing

Posted by Nightstalker on 16 October 2019 - 02:37 AM

Is it a bad thing if I can't tell the difference between digital and traditional? Your art style carries over very well across both platforms.


#489012 Nerd Stuff for Nerds

Posted by Nightstalker on 14 October 2019 - 12:54 PM

Since I can't seem to break my WH40k mini addiction, here's more pics!

 

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Got a Captain of the Silver Paladins painted! I still need to get a pic of my Inceptors and Hellblasters as well. I'm currently up to 14 space marines for my homebrew chapter. The next unit will either be a lieutenant or a librarian, but that won't be until after the next batch of Heroforge figures get in.

 

- Nick