Garden Interstellar initiative – Space Tomato Gaming

Garden Interstellar initiative – Space Tomato Gaming

The Space Tomato and my experience of the trip to the moons of Star Citizen,

First some back story:

I have been a long term backer of Star Citizen and through its growing pains have fallen in and out of love with the project, ( Star Citizen is in Alpha!).

Through this time I have still retained my enthusiasm for the idea, could the dream come true, could I find myself actually playing in the verse Chris Roberts envisioned.

 

I often watch people, promoters, influencers on YouTube pushing their agenda and well aware that producing interesting content takes time and money and much like Star Citizen the bigger you get the more time it takes and money and that can make people lose track of what inspired them in the first place.

 

So i Stumbled onto the Space Tomato YouTube group and was frankly very surprised to find this really interesting review of the game, the more I looked the more I found really well produced content,  informative and no bias.

 

So after a while I thought have they got an organisation, Star Citizen has orgs and yes they did, an informative chat tok place with @LordSkippy on discord ensuring I was not a pirate and my application was put forward.

About 24 hours later I was invited to the discord channel and noticed an event which coincidentally had the Big Tomato himself live streaming the event. 

 

II signed up, now for someone who has had a life in Business and experienced all sorts of stress. I was actually worried, not about the live stream but actually getting to grips with a game I know but had played infrequently.

 

I thought to myself if I allow an hour to transit through space I will be fine, 45 minutes later I’m stuck in space with no fuel and thinking what now. 

I was not sure which channel to join in discord and asked I was kindly pointed to the the correct area in Discord and almost immediately after saying hello, @Dutchman Ace said he would pick me up, I suppose in hindsight I could have sat in my ship and waited and EVA, yes you can EVA over to the rescue ship, but decided to self destruct.

A while later I was collected from a remote space station and we started on our journey to the moons.

 

Sadly due to my mistake we missed the departure but @Dutchman Ace soon caught up with the group,

The group was simply great and even the Space Tomato himself needed rescuing, as for the scenery e.g. the moons simply outstanding as was the schedule and commentary,

 

There was even a snack shop and I enjoyed an apple of two while watching everyone look around the ships and then almost disaster when one of the ships started moving.it was windy, luckily some one was on board.

 

The tour ended and Space tomato said goodbye and some free flying through a canyon occurred, sadly I think my microphone had failed by then but some of the best fun I have had in the game.

 

If you’re looking for a friendly group that are helpful and knowledgeable  please look them up. 

 

All the links to both content and video are below.

Star Citizen | CIG giveth, CIG taketh away

Star Citizen | CIG giveth, CIG taketh away

 I was going to spend time explaining why we all feel totally pissed off WTF Star Citizen however Grumpy eye does it perfectly. 

What are you all playing at, all these years have passed and SC is still a complete fuck up, and yes we can say what we want here without the trolls chiming in yes those that think the sun shines out of the Alphas backside, those whiny little bitches that pop up when people are questioning the whole model, the model we all funded, what a bunch of arseholes these trolls are, we may well leave them to there BS. 

 

And yes this is our view not Grumpy eyes you can watch his below. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/c/GrumpyEye

 

Website upgrade info, Donation info

Website upgrade info, Donation info

Firstly we apologise to anyone who has been using the website, simply put the website has become very popular, nearly half a million real people in the last month, so we have upgraded the hosting package to ensure the site remains up.

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Fantasy Grounds your home for RPG now and for the future

The world has changed and so much that we have taken for granted has changed, its like a role playing story come to life and our thoughts go out to everyone effected.

I have been a keen role player in the past and overtime lost contact with many of the people I played with, so many hours of fun company and imaginative gaming, from the fanatical DM and his models through to the controlling player who ruined the game it was all fun in one way or another.

As the years passed other matters became more important peoples lives changed and we lost contact, my sons kept an interest and I slowly started looking at a selection of board games trying to spark my interest again and in some ways it worked as the generally simple gameplay made me to start to use my imagination to play again and this slowly moved me towards thinking about RPG and taking part again.

I will freely admit I am no spring chicken anymore so the thought of sitting at a table with a group munching snacks drinking fizzy pop or beer was appealing but the reality of so many hours often perched on a stool didn’t appeal to me let alone a bunch of strangers roiling up at my house, so the idea was a problem as I needed more than just one player.

I then had the fortune to stumble across a player, a DM called DoomHippy, he had a radical approach to gaming and his style was factual and players beware could be expletive, we started to talk and he explained he had been using a few online platforms to try and encourage people to play, he had invested in several platforms however they suffered from issues with content creation were often expensive and were policed by trolls who had tried to alter his ideas and subsequently caused unfairly his services to be suspended, I thought to myself this needs further investigation.

After a bit of digging I could see that the sites discussed had issues, not least the inability to create really interesting content but some real issues with users, we managed to have a few games on the systems but they were not very good.

With a background in a mixture of vocations I started to think I can build something better and before I commenced I stumbled on Fantasy grounds.

So I need to be transparent, is this an advert, yes and no, yes it is an advert in respect to a well thought through comprehensive RPG service but no as our only benefit is to tell you how much we love it, Fantasy grounds doesn’t have affiliate links and certainly doesn’t sponsor anyone.

The reality:

The reality is often different than expectations and swapping from a physical environment to a PC, Mac or Linux based system may seem daunting and with all things new there is a learning curve, a good DM can help and the system has lots of games run by enthusiastic DMs who often run beginners games, a couple of sessions and you start to realize this is really good.

I am not going to bombard you with images as we are going to post some play through videos in the near future, but lets just say if the DM is smart ours is you can integrate modules often purchasable with expansions and sometimes free to make the mundane parts of the game a fun experience, I am certainly no expert yet but seeing hit points being deducted automatically and being able to search and access data in game is so cool.

So where going to create some more content a page for this service a quick reference guide and I encourage you as you must have an interest if you found this article to sign up, the basic tier is free as a demo but if the DM has the ultimate pack you can actually play free, the assumption being this is the type of game they are running.

On the flip side the amount for a membership isn’t that much so you may wish to support the product creator and join if you would like to learn more have a look at the development history.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/press/#history

To take part and sign up click on the image below.

In these difficult times I can say if you have ever been into playing a form of RPG I recommend you to have a look at this service, make new friends and have some adventures, we are, for more information visit the Fantasy grounds web site or take a look at our fantasy grounds web page.

https://boardgamer.games/fantasy-grounds/

Monsters Among Us Vs. Dorian Gray: A Dance with The Devil

Publisher: TidalWave Productions

The squad of monsters are on a mission to save one of their own when they cross paths with another hero with his own agenda. Can they work together to accomplish their tasks or will outward appearances keep them apart? From the dark woods to a mysterious research facility, this is going to be a crossover to remember.  Featuring a crossover with TidalWave’s Dorian Gray!


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