Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Grimoire: Now releasing on August 1st. He really, really means it this time.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 24, 2017

Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar will be available at a 10% discount the first week, and Cleve promises it will never, ever, ever be available for sale at a discount ever again on Steam. Yes, I know. I’m contributing to his mad market gamble here, adding to his signal. I really do hope that […]


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Happily Super-Heroic. And… Pulpy.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 21, 2017

For everyone complaining about how tired they are of the superhero movies… I’m happily part of the problem. I’m not tired of them, mainly because Hollywood has finally been hit enough times with the clue-bat over the decades that they are finally learning how to make them. We’re finally seeing good, interesting superhero movies that […]


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High-End Video Card Shortage: Caused by Cryptocurrency Mining?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 19, 2017

This is news to me. Apparently over the last couple of months, high-end video cards (like the NVidia 1070 and 1080) became scarce and their price inflated. Why? Mainly because the extremely powerful GPUs can be used to mine cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, which has skyrocketed in price. PC World: AMD, Nvidia coin mining graphics cards […]


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Quick Take: Heroes of the Monkey Tavern

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 17, 2017

I’m back from vacation, and up to my eyeballs in tasks. But I still spend a little bit of time staying sane playing games when I can. I put in a few hours into Heroes of the Monkey Tavern, a PC game I can only categorize as a “Casual Dungeon Crawler” in the Dungeon Master […]


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Hell stays hot. Lions not lying down with lambs. Grimoire fails to launch again.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 11, 2017

Somehow I believed that with the countdown and the big announcement “7-7-2017” visual in the game description and everything, maybe Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar would actually launch this time. For reals. After 23 years. I have friends who have played the “superdemo,” so I know something exists. But seriously, release has been imminent […]


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My Novel Has a Publisher

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 10, 2017

So… maybe you remember back in October when I decided that in spite of an insane work schedule, I finally committed to the NaNoWriMo thing. After a bunch of short stories, it was time for me to start working on novels. I failed. Duh. But only in the strictest sense. I finished the draft at […]


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Hell Hath Frozen Over… Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Launches

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 7, 2017

If you are an old-school computer RPG fan… you already know about this. You’ve known about it for years. Maybe decades. Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar is finally launching.  This is a Wizardry 7-like title that probably holds the vaporware championship title. Duke Nukem Forever was its closest competition. Hopefully it will prove a […]


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The Inherent Superiority of Text-Based Walkthroughs

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 6, 2017

I’m stuck in a game. Let’s say it’s an RPG. A big ol’ 50 hour RPG. I’m stuck because I don’t know what I need to do to activate a major quest about halfway through. Drat. In the old days, what would I do? I’d find a text walkthrough. I’d do a search. I find […]


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Creativity on Demand

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 5, 2017

In the tech industry, there was an old joke dating back at least from the 1970s or 1980s about how “if it wasn’t for trade shows, we’d never get anything done.” Of course, it was funny because it wasn’t such a joke. In many companies, there’s a tremendous surge of productivity leading up to showing […]


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Heading Off on Vacation

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July! For those not in the United States, that’s … just a date, I suppose. But it applies.  May it be an awesome day! Part of my day will be spent in the air, heading off to France for a long-overdue vacation. If you read these posts enough, you know that the […]


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