Author: T.J. Hafer, Author at The Loresworn Order

Sep
06

The World of Apocalypse 1780: Introduction

Apocalypse 1780 is a post-apocalyptic, alternate history universe created by T.J. Hafer. It separates from our timeline in October of 1780, in the middle of the American Revolution, when the largest supervolcano eruption in human history takes place somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. The particulate material thrown into the atmosphere causes an unprecedented, brutal cooling period known as the 12-Year Winter. Combined with pandemic disease outbreaks and the breakdown of civilization, this climate change results in the deaths of more than 750 million of the Earth’s 800 million inhabitants.

Jun
27

Talk Shop 11 – Best Games of 1995!

D.M. (@DMSchmeyer) and T.J. (@AsaTJ) discuss their favorite games of 1995 as part of our recurring feature on the best games of every year from 1980 – Present, culminating in our definitive list of the Best Games of All Time!

Jun
21

Talk Shop 10 – Best Games of 1994!

D.M. (@DMSchmeyer) and T.J. (@AsaTJ) discuss their favorite games of 1994 as part of our recurring feature on the best games of every year from 1980 – Present, culminating in our definitive list of the Best Games of All Time!

May
31

Talk Shop 9 – Best Games of 1993!

D.M. (@DMSchmeyer) and T.J. (@AsaTJ) discuss their favorite games of 1993 as part of our recurring feature on the best games of every year from 1980 – Present, culminating in our definitive list of the Best Games of All Time!

May
24

Talk Shop 8 – The Best Games of 1992!

D.M. (@DMSchmeyer) and T.J. (@AsaTJ) discuss their favorite games of 1992 as part of our recurring feature on the best games of every year from 1980 – Present, culminating in our definitive list of the Best Games of All Time!

May
03

Talk Shop 7 – Best Games of 1991!

D.M. (@DMSchmeyer) and T.J. (@AsaTJ) discuss their favorite games of 1991 as part of our recurring feature on the best games of every year from 1980 – Present, culminating in our definitive list of the Best Games of All Time!

Apr
26

LSO is Going to PDXCon! – Loresworn Checks In 6

T.J. (@AsaTJ) will be representing the Loresworn Order at PDXCon in May! Follow him on Twitter for updates on how to find him and say hi!

Apr
19

Talk Shop 5 – Best Games of the 1980s!

D.M. (@DMSchmeyer) and T.J. (@AsaTJ) discuss their favorite games of the 1980s as we kick off our recurring feature on the best games of every year from 1980 – Present, culminating in our definitive list of the Best Games of All Time!

Apr
12

Talk Shop 4 – Introducing a New Project!

D.M. and T.J. announce our new Best Games of All Time series and go off on a Power Rangers tangent.

Talk Shop is the guys’ new podcast devoted to in-depth discussion on everything they’re into, mainly revolving around the Core Three of Gaming, History, and Fiction. Also, it’s Classy As Fuck.

Mar
14

Talk Shop MASS EFFECT SPECIAL – Part 2

D.M. and T.J. discuss the Mass Effect trilogy and its lasting impact on them, leading up to the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Talk Shop is the guys’ podcast devoted to in-depth discussion on everything they’re into, mainly revolving around the Core Three of Gaming, History, and Fiction. Also, it’s Classy As Fuck.

Mar
08

Talk Shop MASS EFFECT SPECIAL – Part 1

D.M. and T.J. discuss the Mass Effect trilogy and its lasting impact on them, leading up to the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Talk Shop is the guys’ podcast devoted to in-depth discussion on everything they’re into, mainly revolving around the Core Three of Gaming, History, and Fiction. Also, it’s Classy As Fuck.

Feb
21

Talk Shop 3 – Conflict, Violence, and Battles in Games and Media

D.M. and T.J. discuss the portrayal of conflict, violence, and battles in media, and how they compare to real life and history.

Talk Shop is the guys’ new podcast devoted to in-depth discussion on everything they’re into, mainly revolving around the Core Three of Gaming, History, and Fiction. Also, it’s Classy As Fuck.

Feb
14

Talk Shop 2 – Superbowl Special and Great Comebacks in Gaming

D.M. and T.J. discuss the recent Superbowl as an intro to the topic of great comebacks in games.

Talk Shop is the guys’ new podcast devoted to in-depth discussion on everything they’re into, mainly revolving around the Core Three of Gaming, History, and Fiction. Also, it’s Classy As Fuck.

Dec
24

Our Most Anticipated Games of 2017

We’re wrapping up Loresworn Games of the Year Week with a countdown of our Most Anticipated Games of 2016! If you’re just now joining us, be sure to check out Games We Didn’t Get To in 2016 (But Wish We Had), and Games of the Year!

Dec
01

Hearts of Iron IV Air Unit Stats Guide – War College 302

Hearts of Iron IV Air Unit Stats Guide – The second entry in our HoI4 War College advanced course goes over types of aircraft, and the important stats that concern aircraft and air bases.

Oct
04

Crusader Kings 2 Laws Guide: Monarch Academy 4

Crusader Kings 2 Laws Guide – The fourth entry in our crash course in being a medieval monarch introduces you to the laws that pertain to your realm and how to change them.

Sep
30

Crusader Kings 2 Council Guide: Monarch Academy 3

Crusader Kings 2 Council Guide – The third entry in our crash course in being a medieval monarch introduces you to the council, what they can do for you, and what they expect from you.

Sep
22

Hearts of Iron IV Supply and Logistics Guide – War College 301

Hearts of Iron IV Supply and Logistics Guide – The first entry in our HoI4 War College advanced course goes over the supply system, supply regions, and supply lines.

Sep
20

Crusader Kings 2 Characters and Traits Guide: Monarch Academy 2

Crusader Kings 2 Characters and Traits Guide – The second entry in our crash course in being a medieval monarch introduces you to the character screen, traits, relationships, and titles.

Sep
06

Crusader Kings 2 Beginner Guide: Monarch Academy 1

Crusader Kings 2 Beginner Guide – The very first entry in our crash course in being a medieval monarch introduces you to the basic concepts of Crusader Kings 2 and runs through the various map modes.