Jeremiah's Crew Picks October 2021

 A quick dive into the rpgs, comics, and hobbies Jeremiah has recently been into.

Mutants & Masterminds

Recently I started looking through some of the most cherished (and abused) books from childhood. A pair of rulebooks for the early 2000’s Superhero RPG “Mutants & Masterminds”. It's been a LONG time since I've picked these books up, but they’ve always been close by; collecting dust on nearby shelves or mixed in with my dwindling comic collection. Maybe it's been the constant release of Disney+ shows or just a pressure pot of nostalgia, but I can’t stop digging into the old rule system. Something about roleplaying as a superhero ( or more likely a villain in my case) just seems so intriguing. I couldn't tell you where this deep dive is going to land me. I already have 3 DnD games I run, and I couldn't imagine running a 4th game… But damn superheroes are cool af!

 

Raspberry Pi & Old Video Games

Not a lot of people know this, but before 1985 Games I was going to college for micro-robotics and engineering. That's not super important to the story, but here’s my chance to flex the fact that I could have done something super important with my life.

With that being said I’ve still retained some of those skills (not a lot, but some), and I’ve recently been using them to restore old cartridge games for the Nintendo 64 and NES. While I was at it I also picked up a Raspberry Pi 3 and I’m working on porting over some of my favorite classic games that I don't have physical copies of. All in all, it's a strange, but satisfying hobby that I’ll most likely get super into for a few months and then never do again for 2 years.

 

Dani & Ramen: A Nomads Tale

Dani & Ramen was a project by Jake W Morrison that we Kickstarted earlier this year. Even though I hadn’t read any of the webcomics beforehand, I had been following his Instagram for a while and truly loved his art style. Finally, after receiving the two books months ago, I am now getting a chance to start reading through the first book. The Story follows the two heroes Dani and Ramen (from which the book gets its title), after all of the trees in their forest have been chopped down. The two then take up arms in an impulsive decision to find out who’s responsible for destroying their home. All in all, It's been a fun, lighthearted adventure that I'm interested to see to the end.

I usually like a gritty fantasy book full of lore and hard decisions. Something that really itches my dark and messed up imagination. Dani & Ramen does none of that, and I'm totally cool with it. Sometimes you just need to take a breather and read something fun. I think that's what this book is all about. At least to me, it is.


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