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The Master

As socially inept as I can be, one thing I’ve learned to do as an adult is convince people to come to my house and play games. Here’s a hint: food is key. Normally this consists of board games. Folks ready to come over earlier get to play a couple games [usually] under and hour […]

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Titansgrave Is Late. And That’s Okay.

Wil Wheaton said Titansgrave was gonna come out on June 2nd. On June 2nd we got an apology and an explanation for why it wasn’t coming out on June 2nd. Here it is: And I’m totally cool with this explanation. I’m excited to see the show and I’m disappointed that I’m not watching it right this […]

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Level 9: A Productive Grocery Trip

I got to Level 8 by throwing a ton of derp links out of one portal. A newbie mistake, but one I was willing to accept for the level. I got to Level 9 by blowing up everything in my sight on the way to and from the grocery store — with some efficient glyph hacking […]

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That Time My Wife Saved My Sojourner

Trying to head out the door this morning, I made one more check at my to-dos and phone notifications before we were on our way. “I only have 44 more minutes to hack a portal,” I mentioned to Ber. I knew, because I use a timer to help me track my Ingress Sojourner medal. “Something tells me you’ll be […]

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Ingress Fielding and Avoiding Phantom Fields

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Titansgrave Concept Art

Bit by bit, Wil Wheaton has been sharing pieces of the concept art for his upcoming RPG show, Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana. Today he released the entire image in its enormous glory. Titansgrave complete concept art | WIL WHEATON dot NET. In fact, this image is so large, you could probably use it for […]

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Birthday Ingress

For Amber’s birthday she mostly wanted to hang out with friends. When our friends hangout we play Ingress. At Ber’s request, I planned a small bit of multi-layering downtown the night before. The operation went by smoothly and everyone had fun in the nice weather. Everyone even wore blue shirts to support the Resistance! Totally […]

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Game Review: Urbion

One of my least favorite things is when game reviewers spend all their time on rules. I tried to avoid that and instead wanted to share why I like this card game. Hope you enjoy the short video

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Providence Park

Providence Park is the home of the Portland Timbers, a Major League Soccer team. But we actually attended a game for the Portland Timbers 2 (lovingly called ‘T2’,) the first game they’ve played in Providence Park. T2 is the USL team under the Timbers, which puts them in the same league as our new hometown […]

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Level Up Arcade

It’s been awhile since my last pinball session. That’s probably a good thing for my budget, but apparently it’s been wearing on my soul. Amber needed  a nap one afternoon and I got antsy pretty quickly. There's an arcade calling my name. #vacation — Alex J. Gustafson (@alexjgustafson) April 30, 2015 Thankfully, I was only […]