keyforge! Show more

Wooooo! Pulled off a third place finish tonight in draft. I was one of three at the table solidly in Dimir, but I think I did all right! Plenty of shenanigans with Passwall Adept [1] and nice combos with House Guildmage [2] and Darkblade Agent [3].

1: scryfall.com/card/grn/50/passw
2: scryfall.com/card/grn/177/hous
3: scryfall.com/card/grn/164/dark

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Magic the Gathering, GRN Spoilers Show more

Played 4-player brawl today with a loaned deck and won. It was a fun artifact heavy Jhoira deck where I mostly swung Skysovereign[1] equipped with Black Blade Reforged at people[2].

I guess teaming up with people is part of the game, but I just feel like the wins that come from that is hollow and arbitrary.

1: gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Car
2: gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Car

It feels good to contribute code to the programs you use! This is my PR for Draft Tracking for MTGATracker.

Anyway, for some GOOD NEWS, look what I found on the Arena forums! Challenging specific players is on its way... Fediverse league anyone? ^_^

I love draft leagues for the convenience factor, but ending up in two Sandwurm Convergence[1] deadlocks in a row is definitely not an authentic draft experience.

1: gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Car

Recently I was thinking about tabletop RPGs and how they apply to video game UX.

One quality of games that are not particularly fun is how they don't effectively present which information the player needs to care about. Consider how simple talking to an NPC is in a game like Final Fantasy, and compare with Dwarf Fortress.

Wow, my little self-hosted streaming experiment went much better than I expected. No dropped frames, decent audio sync, surprisingly low CPU usage. That peak was just me starting all the daemons.

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Barry Peddycord III

I'm just your average guy in tech. Open source is super neat.

My broad interests are in technology, development, automation, and especially education. I went to grad school to study educational data mining, the process of using data from classroom artifacts to improve instruction and understand the psychology of learning. Now I'm a software developer at a startup.

I'm really interested in game design, especially as a proxy for thinking about education. Right now I'm particularly into Magic the Gathering.

My hosting is provided by masto.host. Having a private Mastodon instance is really cool (especially when you use it as a website!), but takes some getting used to since it becomes harder to find new people and for new people to find you. If you are interested in engaging with other people, you'll need to put in the extra work. And, of course, you can always just find an instance at JoinMastodon.