Is Dungeons and Dragons the next level in Geek?

so I have never played dungeons and dragons before and for the longest time, I didn’t want to play it. someone from my college class plays it and is mad about it (like me with Video games) I world sometimes see him working on DandD maps and talking to other players on discord. he had tried to get me to play but I said no. my only fear with the game is it looks so confusing and he kept saying I’d be fine if it isn’t in the most simple way I won’t get it most of the time.

so on Wed my cousin texted me and asked if I knew what DandD is. I said yes and that my classmate plays it. he then asked if I wanted to play with him and some of his friends. keep in mind he is 17 and his friends are around his age and I’m 22. I wasn’t sure about it but I ended up saying yes.

so today he came over and we worked on my character for the game. a good thing that’s going to come out of this is I will have another character for my portfolio of Characters that I have made. one of my cousin’s friends is going to pay someone to draw our characters in a professional way. I have a drawing already of her and I like how she’s turning out for someone made within 3 to 4 hours. they didn’t want the little things like age, birthday etc. but for me, there are key parts of a character (birthday most of the time isn’t needed).

maybe in the next post I may share her with you guys and maybe add a part on this blog for my characters, if I want my characters to be seen I have to show them. so my twins will be seen with their new looks and their friends and hopefully, this will help them getting seen by someone like SEGA, Sony or Nintendo, you never know.

that’s all for now, see you later! ♥

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what I think of Sonic Forces so far

so I’ve been a Sonic fan for about 16 years and I have loved all the 3D games, Yes even 06. so the two new games are coming out this year, mania and Forces. I have preordered Mania and just waiting for the preorders for Forces to show up so I can get a copy. I really can’t talk about Mania as I never grew up with the old 2D games and really can’t play them so I will be talking about the game I want the most, Forces.

so, let’s go back to last year in July at San Diego comic con where SEGA held a birthday party for Sonic. there, they announced two games. one game for the older Sonic fans that will be a blast from the past in Sonic Mania, the other a darker game with two Sonics in Project Sonic 2017 now known as Sonic Forces. I stayed up super late to watch the party and I cried when I saw forces. I couldn’t be happier as people were saying SEGA left the Sonic I loved for Boom Sonic and Classic but they didn’t and I felt so happy. in August the last Summer of Sonic was held in London and I went and got to play Green Hill Zone of Sonic Mania and it was good and I would get it. nothing on Sonic Forces until two months ago when we got the name and the first gameplay for Modern Sonic. 3 weeks ago we get Classic’s gameplay and just yesterday they dropped the mic. (five points if you got that XD) you can make your own Character to help both Sonic’s in stopping Eggman.

now, as a character designer in training, this is the best thing ever! this is why I loved Skylanders Imaginators, being able to make a character of your own and see them in the game, fighting, helping and moving is just the game. I have seen people saying things like “DeviantART is going to have a field day with this”, yes, but their thinking about the poorly done characters that are recolours. there don’t talk about some of the most well-made fan characters ever. they keep thinking the poorly made ones and not the well-made ones. most of my characters came from being Sonic fan characters and as much as I would love to see them with my hero, I won’t be adding them to the game.

here is why. let’s use Samlee for this. she was a recolour of Sonic himself. I was 12, saw other people doing it so I thought it was okay and it clearly isn’t. she has had something from Sonic in all her looks until her newest design which is a calico cat with pale green eyes like a peridot. I am trying to keep her, her sister and her world away from Sonic and with this new game, i’m going to find it a bit harder. making a Sonic fan character only won’t be hard, they won’t have any ties to Sonic or his friends as most fan characters do. I will keep you up to date with this one as unlike Samlee, this one will be posted online.

if you have any thoughts on this, do you think SEGA did the right move with this if you’re getting the game what kind of character will you make? let me know, I would love to hear about it.

that’s all for now, see you later! ♥

A New Idea

my mind like to wonder. it comes up with these stories to help me sleep and keeps me entertained when I’m in a car or bus, with help from Music. an idea can come out of the blue and it did when I was having a shower. two things that I’m into apart from Video games are Gems and Stars. I use to go star gazing with my dad on winter nights and I have some real gemstones like Rose quartz and lapis lazuli. my twins, Samlee and Danny are from Gemtara a kingdom known for their Gems and their towns named after them. I never thought about Stars until I saw some in the shower… (the water was too hot, my bad) as soon as I was done and dry I grabbed my thinking book and started writing down what my mind was already telling me. I did a map of a star island, a shield like design and the name, Polaris. Polaris is the star at the end of the tail of the little dipper. I’m still working on other key parts. like the characters, the story, the island’s past, do they believe in any gods like Gemtara has demigods etc.

I haven’t done this since I made my Characters and Crystal Valley back in 2007, almost 10 years. like what I’m doing with Gemtara, I can’t share too much info as I haven’t gotten my ideas over the copyright law to keep them safe from people who could take them from me. it’s a pain as I want to share my ideas so people can see and maybe enjoy them. maybe down the line of my college years they may help with showing my art safely online. if I ever want to see my worlds come to live i have to show what I have.

that’s all for now, see you later! ♥

A huge Twitch update

So I’ve been working on my Stream. I want this Streaming thing to work, I have to ask less help and go with what I want. a few things to go over so I hope you’re ready for a bit of a long read. I will use headers for each part of this update so you know what I’m up to and talk about.

Types of Streams

so let’s get the big one out of the way, what will I be Streaming? well, I have three things I love to do. Playing Video Games, Drawing and Character making. so far I’ve done the Video game and Drawing but not Character making. there was a Stream where I drew Samlee one of my characters but she was already made. I will keep the Video game Stream as the main type of Stream but every other week from now on I will do an Art Stream and once a month I will do a Character making Steam. I will talk about what will be in a Character stream in a bit but right now we’ll go over the Types of Streams in more details.

Game Streams

right so for the main Stream type. I saw that I had way too many types of Streams so I have three which would make things easier on myself and you guys.

  • Cookie Streams: this one isn’t really my own idea. this was a Streamer/YouTuber I love’s idea. his name is Proton Jon and he came up with the idea. then another called Tom Fawkes had his own. but they call it a Fortune Cookie Stream where I call mine a Lucky Cookie Stream, and where they pick up to 8 games and let the viewers vote on the game they want. I pick one game and unless I really don’t feel like playing the game we play it for an hour. this will stay the same when we get more people watching I will pick two cookies and have the chat pick but right now only one.
  • Birthday Streams: this was I think I came up with. I haven’t seen anyone do this before. I will do Birthday Streams for my Mods and Friends who watch my Stream. on their birthday Stream, they take control and tell me what they want me to play on their Stream and for how long. we have done this for a few Mods and Friends and it seems to do well. this is a way for me to show I care about my friends and Mods and my way of saying thank you for taking time out of your weekend to watch me make a fool of myself live.
  • One Game Streams: the name says it, we play one game for 4 hours. this is also the time where I pick the game not letting the lucky Cookie pick one for me. before I never got to pick the games I wanted to play so now I will. you never know, you may find something cool about the game I pick.

Art Streams

so the Art Streams will mostly be me using Photoshop drawing artwork of video games, Anime, my already made Characters, redeemed artwork, Commissions and college Art homework. I do want to do Crossovers of my favourite characters. the College homework will be life like drawing for my art class and won’t be in Photoshop but in my A3 sketchbook so will be using the webcam. Art Streams will on once every other week.

Character Making Streams

this is something I want to do this as a job and I also wanted to do this kind of Stream since I found out that’s what I wanted to do. right now I’ll do one once a month but it may change. what may happen in this Stream is that we look around DeviantART and google for ideas or we build on an idea I already have. we then go into my OneNote and write down all the ideas and at the same time sketch out the character in Photoshop or on paper. this Stream may be a long or short it depends on how we’re doing with the character. the chat can help out with ideas and tips and they can call out if the character is too much like another character. I’m hoping to start this month as I do have two characters that can be doing more work on them.

when will I Stream

the Weekend will always happen and 10 PM will be the latest I’ll go. on UK Holidays I will Stream more and will Tweet on twitter and inform Discord when I’m going to be live and give them a 30 mins head’s up. so I could Stream up to 6 days a week if I feel like it but keep in mind when I have college I will only do Weekends, holidays you’ll get more of me. and the Summer will be the best for me and you guys.

Mascot of the Twitch

and lastly for now are the Mascots of my Twitch. I was planning to use my character for that but most people won’t know who they are so I thought I could use other characters as the Mascot. I have seen other Twitch users and YouTube use Characters like Mario, Pokemon, Master chief etc as Mascots. I have also seen people using Characters that they relate too to help others understand who they are and get to know them better. so I’m going to do that, if I ever get paid for Streaming I will use my own characters. so right now I have a character I will be using and I’ll give you a bit about how I am like them. the character is…

Sonic the hedgehog: no surprise here. but he isn’t just here because I love him to bits. in every personality quiz, I’m 80% Sonic (20% is Amy Rose). Sonic is kind, cheerful, loves the outdoors and puts others before himself. he wants to help everyone and wants people to smile and give them hope. I want to make someone’s day. I want to give someone who is having a bad day a hug and tell them it’s going to be okay. yes, I can get cocky when playing my games, I go too fast through a game. but it’s all for to make someone smile.

so this is what I’m up too. hopefully, this goes well and if you made it this far, thank you for reading all of this. if you have any Questions just let me know. that’s all for now, see you later! ♥

Idea for a unique for a Skylanders Let’s Play

so as I’m now going back to YouTube I was thinking of some ways to stand out. so I was playing Skylanders imaginators making some of my characters when it hit me (as I drop Samlee’s Crystal) it’s going to be a lot of work and I would need… Voice actors. I don’t want to give too much away but i will say is that I would need some voice actors to help me out.

the voice actors don’t need any past work as long as I can hear them and they sound like what I need them to be.

if you like to help out, (I will give you credit in the video you show up in and in every Video description) or you want more info as I don’t want to post anymore about the idea you can note me on deviantart (Link: http://playrina.deviantart.com/ ), on discord name Playrina #9357 or email me at playrina@virginmedia.com

that’s all for now, see you later cookies! ♥

New character in the works

so i went to my interview and it turns out i was on wrong course and i should go somewhere else.

moving on, as i was coming home from the interview daydreaming on the bus (like i normally do to pass the time) my mind wonder and fell on a story of my character Emma Rose at a graveyard placing flowers on every grave to show the dead they are still missed. she sees a brown bat at a half grave (the stone was cut in half) he sees Emma and flys away. normally i would not note down any odd chracters down but this bat caught my eye. his arms and wings were one thing. a normal bat’s arms are it’s wings and i liked the look of him. he was a brown bat and was wearing black and gothic clothes. his eyes were pink, in Gemtara everyones eyes are the same as the month they were born in, like Samlee and Danny eyes were born in august so their eyes are peridot green. October has two birthstones, Opal and Pink Tourmaline so his birthday is in October to match his eyes and his birthday is 31st as i love Halloween.

i’m working on the design and so far it looks okay. i dont have a name, age or anything about what kind of person he is. all i have is his powers is death, he can control dead spirits and dark magic. his weapon is a scythe, it looked normal but as i kept daydreaming i saw Emma Place a black rose on the scythe and see a small smile on his face. so i’m still working on him and i’ll keep you up to date with him.

About the character: Emma Rose

i have a goood number of Characters that were once fan characters of the Sonic the hedgehog fandom but are on their way to become less Sonic and more them. so must people on my Twitch and deviantart know my main girls Samlee and Danny, also known as the Storm Twins but i haven’t put the spotlight on my other characters i have been working on so i think it’s about time they got the spotlight dont you think?

so from the title, i’m going to talk about Emma Rose, if you have any question about her, let me know.

so here is some basic info about her

Emma Rose is a 12 year old chinese dwarf hamster, born on 16th of April in the Emerald Woods. she is the 7th child in a family of 12 and was raised mostly by her older siblings as her mother and father weren’t around due to work and other things. Emma was blessed by the demigod of the earth and nature Gema, this allows her to control plants and heal most wounds. she also has the weapon of the demigod, the life Bow, a bow made of oak wood and vines and arrows of cedar wood and stone.

Emma is a kind, gentle and Compassionate. she will help anyone in need good or bad. she hates fights and eating meat and doesn’t wish hurt upon anyone or anything. dont underestimate her, why she looks like she cant fight, but her aim is true and she will drop her hate for violence and fight for the safety of her friends and home.

like i said, this is basic, i’m not donw with her look but when it’s done, i’ll add it to this post.

that’s all for now, see you later! ♥