So I started a role playing game recently over at Algadon. Algadon is this fantasy role playing game where you do battles, go on quests and basically hang out with a bunch of geeks. You can even play it on MySpace! I haven’t played any kind of game online in a really long time so this was kinda new to me. It’s not like Halo or WOW, it’s less virtual action and more imaginative action which appeals to me as a writer much more.
Basically the gist of it is you choose your character, and there are many to choose from, and then you start doing things. You can go shopping for armor, which is kinda fun because in real life no one ever wears armor anymore and some of it is really cool. I’d love to walk around with those chain mail things that go on your arms. I bet they weigh a lot, though so maybe it wouldn’t be that fun. But in the game you can wear all the armor you want provided you have the cash or gold for it. If you don’t have enough money fear not, you can search for treasure, or go on quests to earn more gold. And you will need it because armor, spells and healing potions aren’t cheap.
In addition to going on quests, casting spells and wearing really cool armor you can chat with other geeks who are playing the game. You can also send them private messages and join clans.
I’m still new to the game and have spent most of my time searching for treasure and going on low level quests (because I don’t have the proper armor to on big time quests yet). The graphics are pretty cool and the layout of the game is pretty easy to pick up. I like the idea of playing a game such as this because it really stretches my imagination.
Algadon is a free game but they do have a premium membership which costs $25 or 2500 royal credits. In addition to playing the game online they have an app for Myspace, as well as for the iPhone and Android, which is totally cool because you can update your status while mobile.
Go check it out, you can find me easily. I’m the bitchin sorceress who goes by redheadranting.
Dang, Jen! Where do you find the time to do all this stuff? Between Tribal Blogs, Redheadranting, parenting, etc., you must never sleep! You're the best kind of bitchin sorceress!
Shopping for suits of armor? How fabulous is that? And who doesn't want to join a clan. Sounds like fabulous fun. My only problem is it would send me down that black hole of internet wanderings even further. I'm afraid if I add one more thing to the mix, my family will forget I exist.
Hmmm, can you cast a spell on Abby please?
Make her disappear or something.
Sounds like you are having fun!
If you like that sort of game you should play Realm Of Empires on fb. I sent you an invite.
“Algadon is this fantasy role playing game where you do battles, go on quests and basically hang out with a bunch of geeks.”
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck……
lol, j/k. I know a bunch of the IT guys at work that play this and 15 other RPG's. Geeks are good to know and be friends with when your laptop takes a crap. =)
Nice cleavage on your sorceress. lol
I love my geeks!
So why is your sorceress blond?
They didn't have redheads. Which is really strange.
That is strange. I thought, historically, all women with magical powers had red hair. Or is that all women with red hair had magical powers? Either way, didn't the Salem Witch hunt start with the redheads?
I now want to bring armor back as a fashion statement. I think I could spin it as an exercise thing — wearing chain mail can burn calories. And if you pair it with those Sketchers Shape-Up shoes.
(Starts coming up with a marketing plan.)
I always wanted to wear armor and join a clan..fight enemies…rule the worl..
Ok, I'll settle for cartoon with nice cleavage.
There is more than one way to rule (-:
I'm a loner when it comes to games. The one I play has no interaction with others, though I can visit their islands.
Didn't they at least have a brunette?
My husband is a huge WOW player. He's on there right now. If I started playing something even remotely similar, we'd probably never talk again. 🙂
Hey, we'd like to feature you on Wednesday at BlogTrotting! Can you have a post ready?
Hmmm…. just came from Tribal and wondered if this is your Friday sponsor? LOL!
I remember back in the day when I played Leisure Suit Larry! My how times have changed. I bet Larry would love to hang with a bitchin sorceress named redheadranting!
Wow….I forgot about Leisure Suit Larry. You had to type actual phrases to get him to do stuff.
Some of those text based games were cool. You were forced to imagine the scenarios, like reading a book.