Why is Valheim So Good?!

I planned to write up this review of Valheim a couple weeks earlier… but I was too busy playing valheim.

Valheim describes itself as “A brutal exploration and survival game”, and while this is true I feel like it might give you the wrong impression. Let me start with how I discovered the game. Anyone who knows me knows that I love Viking stuff, so whenever I see a game pop up on steam with a Viking theme that doesn’t fall into the usual tropes (hornet helmets etc.) I’ll wishlist it and give it a look when it releases. Most of these games don’t amount to much, and I didn’t really expect anything from Valheim either, until I checked it out on its Early Access release day and saw “overwhelmingly positive” reviews. 

So I bought the game and downloaded it, which wasn’t a big deal considering it was only £15 and a 1 GB install. I’m used to games these days costing upwards of £50 and hogging 40+ GB of my dwindling SSD space. 

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Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 19: Boardgames Part 2

Another podcast episode incoming!

We are joined by Mike, Jaq and Nick to talk about boardgames once again! We get into how the hobby is affected by the current state of the world, and what the future may hold for physical and virtual boardgames, while mentioning a few of our favourites along the way!

You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt

Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 16: Superheroes

The podcast returns! It’s been a couple months since we last uploaded, so here is one from the backlog that I finally had the time to edit.
We are joined by our friends Diptarup and Jaq once again to talk about heroes of the super variety!
You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt
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Mythic Iceland: Session 1

Our first try at doing an RPG Stream on our YouTube Channel: Tune into the first session of our Live RPG games!

We streamed ourselves playing Mythic Iceland, using the Basic Roleplaying system via Roll20.net. Lilly is our DM, with her expertise of the Viking Age and years of DMing, with Alex, Mike and James playing their characters as ordinary people living in early medieval Iceland. Mythic Iceland is an rpg produced by Chaosium, using a percentile system and it is very easy to use over Roll20. We also record on our Discord channel whilst Alex broadcasts over in Streamlabs.

Join in with the crew to see how the lives of these three poor Icelanders are about to change!

Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 15: RPG Character Death

Time for another podcast episode! This one is with James Campbell-Prager again, and our regular guest Mike Jarvis to talk about the death of the player character in RPGs! How cheerful!
You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt

 

Manaburnt Podcast – Colossus: Harbinger

Today we have another special interview podcast episode! This one is with James Campbell-Prager, who is here to tell us all about his upcoming 5th Edition D&D module called Colossus: Harbinger
You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt
Be sure to check out the team behind the game at facebook.com/BorkenThings
Sign up to their mailing list, and keep an eye out for the Kickstarter appearing on the horizon very soon!