Friday, June 12, 2009

Yoga Bear (non NWN2)

Yoga Bear is a non profit that sponsors yoga for cancer survivors. My mother is a cancer survivor, and I did yoga before a balance disorder forced me to stop. Yoga is great for stress relief and as a mild form of excercise that anyone can do.

On June 27, Yoga Bear will be having it's yogapalooza fundraiser in Atlanta, Austin, Cleveland, NYC, SF and DC. You can go to for more information.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Getting back to work

I'd gotten burned out after working on NWN2 for about 6 months straight, and needed a break to clear my mind. Work is beginning again, with two more quests and a small area implemented recently to the Path of Evil campaign. I've got about 45-50 quests plotted out (I expect about 80 or so quests), about half those implemented, and about 2/3 of implemented quests seemingly working without bugs.

One large area of 20 or so quests is virtually complete (except for fixing the quest bugs of course), I could release it as a standalone adventure since it's almost all sidequests.

I bought and played Mysteries of Westgate. I liked it a lot, definitely a worthwhile experience. I especially liked the area design (and the triangle market in particular). Area design is easy to do, but hard to do well. The area designers were very creative in their use of placables, I saw usage I'd have never thought of. Something I didn't like: it's always raining in the docks area, but not raining in other parts of the city....