I was showing a friend of mine some of the old school Gold Box Dungeon’s and Dragon’s games on GoG.com when I thought about AOL’s NWN. For me, NWN’s on AOL was the game that lead me down the path to this site. I made friends on there I still talk to this. There have been a few games in my life that I’ve truly loved playing and being a part of AOL’s NWN was something I will never forget.
I started wondering if anyone had ever figure out a way to make the game playable offline or remade it in another engine.
I found both had happened a while back, but I missed them. There was an online version built in the Bioware Neverwinter Nights engine. Sadly, I’m about 10 years too late as the game has come and went. I would have loved to be in that world again, especially on a new engine.
As I kept digging, I found there was an initiative to recreate the original Gold Box version using AD&D Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures aka FRUA. If you are not familiar with FRUA, it was an attempt to give everyone the tools to build their own modules. Over time, there has been an impressive set of recreations and over 30 years later, it’s still active.
Wow, has it really been almost 5 years since I’ve posed to Gamers Radio? I’ve had plans to move from Joomla to WordPress for nearly 7 years, but I just seemed to let it slide. Having a bit of time, I worked through the import process and finally moved most everything over to WordPress. There is still a lot of cleanup to do on old stories, but I’m determined to get through it.
You may notice the theme is rather basic. I’m going to leave it that way for now. I used to spend days on end putting together new themes for the site with the help of Raze, but right now I just need to get back to the basics and find my grove. Speaking of Raze, the header you see was put together by him about 7 years ago. I bet he never thought I would use it. It’s still awesome. I wonder if he’s still out there somewhere.
Speaking of groove. I’ve been struggling what I should do with this site. It’s crazy how much the Internet, gaming and music have changed since I started this journey in 1997. It’s even crazier how much I’ve changed. I think it’s time the focus on the site caught up to those changes. Don’t worry though. We’re still going to be about Gaming and Music, but with the shift from Computers to Mobile devices, we need to change our direction a bit.
I was dreading this moment because it was such a pain to do the migration and I thought I wouldn’t find any inspiration once I made the move. Man, was I wrong. I missed this place.
Chris Conley’s set wasn’t the only one recorded at the Cambridge, MA stop of the Where’s The Band? Tour; we’ve also found video of Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri‘s performance from that night. Click below to watch it.
North Korea, a new project from Ryan Hunter and Brian Byrne of Envy on the Coast, Michael Sadis (The Rivalry) and Billy Rymer (The Rivalry, Dillinger Escape Plan), have posted their new song “Master Plan B” for download. The song was originally introduced through a performance video earlier this week.
Brisbane, Australia-based podcast D.I. Wireless has posted a bevy of videos from the Brisbane stop of the Hot Water Music / Bouncing Souls / Dave Hause tour down under that wrapped up earlier this month. The three acts collaborated on live renditions of “Jane,” originally performed by Hause’s group The Loved Ones, the Souls’ classic “True Believers,” and “Wayfarer” and “Trusty Chords,” both originally performed by HWM.