Travis4

Joined 01/23/2012

Web developer and all-around geek.
https://travisnewman.me

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Hello adventurers!

Tale of the White Wyvern launched last year on July 28, 2019. We are celebrating our anniversary with an in-game event in which the Wyrmdoor residents celebrate the town's founding!

From now through August 3, you can get some great bonuses as with all of our events:

  • +11 forest fights.

  • +1 fishing.

  • +3% to forest fight gold.

  • +18% to forest fight experience.


But the main attraction is the Wyrmdoor Jubilee itself. Head over to Jubilee to play Ring Toss, Wyvern Smash, and Bean Bag Throw for some awesome prizes, and talk to Ilsa to learn more about the event.

Helga, as always, keeps the history of Wyrmdoor available for all who are interested, so check in with Helga to learn more about the founding of Wyrmdoor and the Wyrmdoor Jubilee.

And stay tuned, tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the Tale of the White Wyvern launch, and we have an episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio dedicated to talking about our first year.


The year 2020 has been with us for approximately 57 years now. Experts are still at odds on the specific amount of time it's been. But we're still here, and we're back this episode to tell youwhat we've been playing and watching in the absolute hellscape of 2020, and also to dish about the Fallout TV show that may be filmed if there's ever a time when it's safe to be around people again. Plus , we talk COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and other things hitting us hard in this nightmare of a year.

FYI: There are Final Fantasy VII Remake spoilers from 47:25 to 52:50 so please skip that part if you want to play this and haven't.

Plus Travis mentioned Daveed Diggs and how amazing his hip-hop group was, but couldn't remember the name. The group is called Clipping: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipping_(band)


In this episode of S̶t̶a̶r̶ ̶W̶a̶r̶s̶ ̶R̶a̶d̶i̶o̶... ahem, Cheerful Ghost Radio, we're here to talk all about the home release of The Rise of Skywalker and see if our opinions have changed since December.

You may notice we are a bit late with this one, and as you listen you might notice from date cues that we recorded this a while back. With people across the world protesting for a great cause, our podcast seemed less important, and we didn't feel the timing was great for releasing new episodes. We hope listening to this can give you a fun reprieve from reality, but please don't let us, or anything, distract you from the importance of what's going on around us.


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The itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice has just finished up, raising over $8.1 million, and now Humble is out with their version of this.

There are currently 50 games and 25 books, too many to list out here, but a few highlights are in the image above.

This is a starting price of $30 if you want to get the goods, but it's well worth it. Head over to Humble and support a very worthy cause!

https://www.humblebundle.com/fight-for-racial-justice-bundle


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There's a massive bundle on itch.io that will probably continue to grow. At the start, a few days ago, there were only a few dozen games in this bundle. Now there are 740+ works total (not all games, but a huge majority) from 560+ creators. All proceeds go to two non-profits fighting for the cause of racial justice, and I can't think of anything more worthy of our support.

I'll let the itch.io copy speak for itself:

We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people. We hope that everyone takes a stand in any way that they can. We’ve partnered with creators from all across our platform to support organizations that are working directly with those affected.

We reached out to our community and an unprecedented number of creators donated over 740 projects to be part of what we believe is the largest bundle ever. Over $3,400 of paid works are available Pay-what-you-want with a minimum donation amount of $5.

All proceeds will donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund split 50/50.

This is a great way to start your library on itch.io if you haven't used it much before, and it's a cause worth supporting. Please give as much as you can and get some pretty great games.

Grab the bundle here:
https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality


You may not know this, but we recently unlocked latent psychic abilities, and in this episode we are here to tell you exactly what's coming to gaming in the next ten years. But this episode is not the most important thing right now.

While we usually boost ourselves on social media when we drop a new episode, but this time we aren't doing that. Right now, the world is hurting. If the pandemic wasn't enough, the senseless murder of George Floyd has resonated throughout the world, and this seems like the wrong time to try to boost ourselves. We hope this episode provides you with a welcome distraction, but we aren't going to try to spread it around. Instead we'd like to boost those who are working to make a difference right now.

Instead, we want to boost those who can make a difference.

If you want to protest or help financially, or just help by boosting others, there's a cardd on cardd.co that's being updated with resources to help out.

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

The Obama Foundation is working on the My Brother's Keeper initiative to change how policing is done.

https://www.obama.org/

The NAACP and Southern Poverty Law Center are always working toward racial equality and stamping out hate, and can always use your support.

https://www.naacp.org/

https://www.splcenter.org/

And finally, check out the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag on Twitter for more info on the current up-to-date happenings of these protests, and help spread the word.

This is a stain on our history, but it is also a source of hope. What happened to George Floyd is inexcusable, and the conduct of the police during the protests is as well, but the rising tide of support for Black Lives Matter and meaningful police reform is a heartwarming reprieve from the suffering.

We usually try to stay away from politics on Cheerful Ghost, but this is too important. We 100% stand with Black Lives Matter, and hope we can do our part to spread awareness and support.


How better to spend your time in quarantine than listening to us talk about the next generation of consoles? We dive into the next generation and talk about what Microsoft and Sony might bring to the table. But first, we update you all on how we've been coping with the pandemic and all the stuff we've been playing and watching.


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Our long wait is at an end, folks. The final major update to Terraria will be with us on May 16.

This update has been in the works for quite some time now, and will bring with it quite a few new features, including new game modes Journey and Master, new weapons, new NPCs, new buildable objects, GOLFING, and so many others.

The wiki has a list of all confirmed new features for 1.4 and this likely isn't even all of them: https://terraria.gamepedia.com/Upcoming_features

Announcement tweet: https://twitter.com/Demilogic/status/1249728004827250693?s=19


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Tale of the White Wyvern Season 2: The Plot Quickens starts today! This one is going to be intense, and loads of fun. It's all about bonuses to increase the pace of the game. Here's what we have in store for this season:

  • 50 Forest Fights per day, before other bonuses like partnership, bard songs, and washing your hands

  • 5 PvP fights per day

  • 10 fishing turns per day

  • You can eat up to 3 fish per day

  • +70% gold find and experience gain!

  • 500 starting gold


This season will be over on June 1, so get in there and enjoy all those bonuses!

In addition, members can now head over to their user preferences for a new feature: user flair. This let you style up your name with some fancy punctuation, like [Golok], +GregoPeck+, or *Caz* for example. More of these will be added soon.

If you haven't played Tale of the White Wyvern yet, head over to https://thewhitewyvern.com/ now to play for free!


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Hello citizens of Wyrmdoor!

If you're like me, it's felt weird this month to only have one game of Tale of the White Wyvern to play instead of two since Season 1 ended. Well, we have some great news: Season 2 starts up in just a few days, April 1!

Titled The Plot Quickens, this season will be fast. Very fast. The focus is on getting through Wyvern kills much faster than normal with increased experience gain and gold find. But with great power comes great responsibility: the rapid pace of the game means that if you die in the forest, you could get passed over in the standings much more quickly. I'm going to be on the edge of my seat watching the leaderboards for this one.

Also, starting tomorrow, March 20, the townsfolk will be observing The Fall of the Forgotten, an annual event remembering those who came before, before The White Wyvern, in the Old World that came before. Helga has more details in the Potion Shop for you to read, and look for some familiar faces in town chatting with you about it.

Finally, the world is in a bit of a mess right now with the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope you're all staying safe, and we hope Tale of the White Wyvern and Cheerful Ghost are giving you some fun distractions to keep you busy while you're bunkered at home. Stay home when you can, and if you have to go out, keep a safe distance from people. If you have friends or family you think may be lonely, give them a call to check up on them. And wash your hands often. It won't get you a forest fight when you do it IRL but it can help keep you and those around you healthy. We'll get through this together, even if that means separating ourselves from each other.

Now, let's go slay that Wyvern. Head over to https://thewhitewyvern.com/ to play now for free!


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