Welcome to JohnHQLD

Welcome to JohnHQLD.com! I’m JohnHQLD, and this is my little corner of the internet. Hopefully, you will come and join us as we share our love of gaming.

Mainly I will be talking about things that catch my interest, primarily in gaming. Board Games, Video Games, Puzzles – I don’t mind. As long as we are all having fun, that’s all I worry about.

If there is anything you would like to discuss or would like my thoughts on, leave me a note on the Facebook page, or @JohnHQLD me on Twitter or Instagram! Follow me on Instagram if you also want to see lots of pics of our pets as well 🙂

Tabletop Gaming Vault and Dice Towers on Kickstarter

Plastic bags and pillboxes are common in many gamers storage selection. I have many containers for competitive deck builders and modified many more for various outings. Vulcan Forge has designed an amazing RPG storage solution with the Gelatinous Cube Storage Vault, that has to bee seen to be believed. It may not be for everyone, but it will catch many an eye!

Last Week’s Gaming

Last week was a hard one on me. I hoped to have my new PC by now, but that looks like it will be another 3 months. Gaming wise, not a problem. Workload wise – wow. But I got in some really good gaming sessions last week, which always helps to get through the week!

Would you like to see a PC build planning series?

So I have bought a whole bunch of parts for a new PC build, but I am still waiting on my CPU. I have also been watching a bunch of PC build videos as I zone out at night. While I can look at a list of parts and go with it, I realised that not everyone can. And because the videos are short, a lot of the ‘why’ parts are used is missing.

So I was thinking of explaining my choices for the new build. What do you think?

Last Week’s Gaming

Last week was a big one for me. By the time it got to Saturday and gaming with Alpal, I was thankful we were in the ‘small games’ run. I don’t think I could have fully survived Clank! Legacy this week! But as usual, there was gaming and lots of thoughts to share.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising Review

Board games have a category called Gateway Games. These are light, easy to learn games that introduce new players to mechanics used in heavier games. Immortals: Fenyx Rising is the closest I have seen to a gateway video game, a great introduction to open-world exploration RPGs. This accessibility does have a cost for experienced players though.

February 2021 Highlights

This year there are a lot of new releases happening this February. This is good overall, as February is normally a funny month. Too late for the new announcements, and too soon for the end of quarter announcements. But there is always something to look forward to though, even if one this month I am watching to see if the publisher caves.