Introducing the Anime X-Change Project!

Surprise!

You may remember that I ran a little thing called Anime ABC’s for over four years until it ended not too long ago. A lot of folks were hoping I’d continue the series, and while I still am working on a few things there, I would like to introduce the project that will be replacing that series for the time being. I hope you are excited, so read on for all the details! Continue reading “Introducing the Anime X-Change Project!”

English Eerie Campfire Tales – Event Announcement!

Gather ‘Round the Fire…

It’s time to start October off right! Welcome everyone to the announcement of the English Eerie Campfire Tales event. Through the month of October I’ll be hosting an event where you’ll have a chance to submit a spooky story that will be read in my Discord for our Halloween get-together on October 30th. Let’s dive right in to how all of this is going to work.

What You Need to Do

Everyone who wants to participate is tasked with writing a short story using either version of the role-playing game, English Eerie. Don’t worry, the game itself is designed for doing this and it’s a very simple process that may be done over several smaller sessions or in one larger session that takes a few hours. Here’s all the info you need on the game:

  • English Eerie (free version) – This version of the game is everything you need. It’s technically pay what you want, but you may enter zero for the amount and get it for free. This ensures everyone is able to participate in the event. You’ll find 5 scenarios to pick from and are welcome to use any of them for the base of your story. Additionally, if you decide to get the second edition of the game, you may use these scenarios still. Download the game here.
  • English Eerie (Second Edition) – If you think this game sounds really awesome, the second edition of the game has 10 scenarios and supports play with more people. It’s very similar to the free version with just a few updates on how things are played. By no means do you need this version as their is a cost of just under $8 for this. I have each version and find both to be solid products, they have my recommendation. You can download this version here.

You have from now until October 29th, 11:59 PM PST to write and submit your story. This doesn’t have to be your first play of the game either, so feel free to take your time with this. Then on October 30th, 7 PM PST a dramatic reading of all submissions will be held in my Discord. You may choose to read your story during this event or I’ll read it for you, that way there’s no pressure. Of course, when you submit your story you may always opt out of having it read aloud.

How to Submit

To submit your story you may do one of three things:

  1. Join my Discord and submit a link to your story in the #submissions tab
  2. Tweet your submission using the hashtag #EnglishEerie and tagging me (@JS_Reviews)
  3. If for some reason you don’t have access to either of these two platforms, you may always email me at jonspencerreviews@gmail.com

Your submission should only be the story but I would like for you to include what scenario was used along with a title. Optionally, you may include an additional second version where you explain the decisions you made based on the game’s mechanics but it is not required. I find that interesting and I’m sure others will as well, but again, it’s completely optional.

Weekly Anime Music Quiz Night

Heya Folks!

I wanted to tell you all about a weekly community event I’ve been hosting for awhile now. Each week on Thursday several of us from the community get together to play a game called Anime Music Quiz, or AMQ for short. So what is this and how can you join in on all the fun?

What is AMQ?

Anime music Quiz is a free game where you try to guess what anime a song belongs to after hearing a short sample of it. Despite how simple and easy this may sound, it’s actually far from it! Don’t worry though, even if you haven’t seen a ton of anime, the event is fairly casual. It’s mostly a way to hang out for awhile, chat, and learn about some anime (as well as each other) along the way.

How do I Join?

It’s really easy to join the event. First, sign up for a free account by following the link hereThen link your anime list (if you have one, it’s not required). After that, just wait until the scheduled time and hop right in. It really is that simple!

When is AMQ Night?

Each game occurs weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 PM PST. I tweet the game out each week so you shouldn’t miss it! To stay up to date with any changes in the schedule I recommend following me on Twitter (@JS_Reviews) and/or joining my Discord.

I know that this time is not ideal for everybody throughout the community, but for right now this time has been what’s proved to work best for most people. Plans to expand this program are in place, so if you want to see a second time slot added be sure to support this initiative!

How Can I Provide Support?

The easiest way to help this program out and show your support is by sharing the weekly tweets. After that, simply get involved and come play! As this program grows, I’ll need additional hosts to run games in tandem with mine, plus we always need another player or two anyway.

Lastly, consider becoming a Patron or making a one-time donation via my Ko-fi. This money helps me with living expenses, which in turns allows me to expand these initiatives, provide more content, and a whole host of other things. To learn more or to make a donation, simply click the corresponding button below.

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