Category: All Posts Archives - The Loresworn Order

May
27

Best Games of 1993

After a couple weeks off recovering from PDXCon, we’re back with the fourth entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a journey through every year from 1980 to the present, listing our favorite games that came out each year. Every week we’ll be discussing a specific year, listing what we think are the five best games from that year. At the end of this saga, we will look over all the games from each year to create Top 25 Games of All Time lists for each of us, and a grand Top 100 Games of All Time to stand as Loresworn’s final word on the subject!

May
24

Clea Cosplay – Update #1

At long last I have found time to really get started on my Clea cosplay! The body suit was the first step and was super easy to make. It was my first time doing a garment like this, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

May
22

Toph Beifong Cosplay – Update #1

Finally, the Toph is back! It took us a bit to relax our high working hours and get settled into our new place. I am quite excited to pick this cosplay back up again and wear it to Denver Comicon. My overall goal for this cosplay is to wear it to Children’s Hospitals when we finish our “Avitar: The Last Airbender Series”.

May
21

Toph Beifong Cosplay: Pattern Modification

Brianna (@ulvogravn) modifies a store bought pattern for her Toph Beifong Cosplay. Look for more videos showing the development of this cosplay coming soon!

May
16

PDXCon Wrap-Up and Streaming News – Loresworn Checks In 7

T.J. (@AsaTJ) is back from PDXCon, Brianna (@ulvogravn) has cosplay news, we’re bringing streaming back, and Kaycee the Sad Cone Dog (@IAmNotOnTwitterIAmADog) is still ridiculous.

May
06

Best Games of 1992

Welcome to the fourth entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a journey through every year from 1980 to the present, listing our favorite games that came out each year. Every week we’ll be discussing a specific year, listing what we think are the five best games from that year. At the end of this saga, we will look over all the games from each year to create Top 25 Games of All Time lists for each of us, and a grand Top 100 Games of All Time to stand as Loresworn’s final word on the subject!

May
05

Building the Studio

At last, the Order has a proper work studio that is not a third bedroom of an apartment! We are extremely lucky to have found a place with an attached, two-car garage, which has given us enough space for a glorious amount of sawdust, and several cosplays in the works. And of course, Kaycee, the Loredog, gets to hang out and guard against the various bunnies and mice when the door is open.

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
29

Best Games of 1991

Welcome to the third entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a […]

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
26

Talk Shop 6 – The Best Games of 1990!

D.M. (@DMSchmeyer) and T.J. (@AsaTJ) discuss their favorite games of 1990 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
22

Best Games of 1990

Welcome to the second entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a journey through every year from 1980 to the present, listing our favorite games that came out each year. Every week we’ll be discussing a specific year, listing what we think are the five best games from that year. At the end of this saga, we will look over all the games from each year to create Top 25 Games of All Time lists for each of us, and a grand Top 100 Games of All Time to stand as Loresworn’s final word on the subject!

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
15

Best Games of the 1980s

Welcome to the first entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a journey through every year from 1980 to the present, listing our favorite games that came out each year. Since we were collectively only alive for four months of the 1980s, and the games industry wasn’t exactly what it is today, we’ve combined the decade into a single, Top 10 list for each of us. Every week from here on, we’ll be discussing a specific year from 1990 – 2014, listing what we think are the five best games from that year. At the end of this saga, we will look over all the games from each year to create Top 25 Games of All Time lists for each of us, and a grand Top 100 Games of All Time to stand as Loresworn’s final word on the subject! We look forward to having you along on this voyage through time. Without further ado, the Best Games of the 1980s!

Apr
12

Spring Break Watch List 2017

Spring is coming! That means plenty of time to lay out with your streaming service of choice and watch new shows to your hearts content. Or if you’re an adult it just means the days are longer and you need a break after work. Either way, here are our top 10 picks for new and new-ish shows to binge this spring.

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
22

School of Screen Time: STEM Subjects

There is an incredible push across the country to increase the appeal among students for STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These are subjects that will become the backbone of the next generation of innovators across the world. STEM fields also seem to represent a growing percentage of the job opportunities in America: according to the US Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at twice the rate of other occupations. Yet, while opportunities are growing and this need is rising, American students in particular seem to be falling farther and farther behind in these topics. If you ask most school children why, the answer will usually be, “I don’t get it,” or even worse, “It’s boring.”

Mar
21

Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

I went into the 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast with certain expectations, given that the soundtrack of the 1991 animated version lit up my sixth Christmas… and most of the rest of that year. I played that VHS tape on repeat and knew every song by heart. It has a special place in my heart, and I desperately wanted this remake to hold the same magic and wonder. Sadly, it is a pale (if mostly entertaining) replica of a cinematic masterpiece.

Mar
15

Review: Logan

When you go to see a movie based on a comic, like Logan, you always hope that it does the source material justice. But more often than I’d like, fight scenes get added and lines get cut until the movie is an inferior version of the story. Logan is not one of those movies. A beautiful film with a palpable affection for the ink-and-paper original, it draws inspiration from classic westerns while presenting a new storyline that’s slimmed down, but takes care to allow the original’s themes to shine on screen.

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.